The true church establishedby Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghongaccording to the prophecies of the Bible

In the world, there is only one church that God established to save mankind.
The Bible explains that the church established by God is “bought with God’s own blood”
(Ac 20:28), and is called the “Church of God” (1Co 1:1–2; Gal 1:13; 1Co 11:23).

The Bible testifies that the blood of God’s sacrifice is the sacrifice of the Passover (Ex 34:25).
Jesus was sacrificed on the cross as the reality of the Passover lamb, and opened the way of salvation for all mankind. That is why He established the Passover as the new covenant and called the Passover wine “My blood” that He shed for all people’s forgiveness of sins (Mt 26:17–28; Lk 22:7–20).

Both in the Old Testament times and in the New Testament times, the truth that contains God’s blood is the Passover. Therefore, the church that God bought with His blood must keep the Passover.
Only God can establish the true church that celebrates the Passover.

Around the world in this age, it is only the Church of God that observes the Passover of the new covenant as it is written in the Bible; because the Church is established by God Himself, following the testimony of the Bible.
Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong appeared on the earth according to the prophecies of the Bible. He restored the Passover of the new covenant, which mankind had lost, and established the true church.

History

Beginning Phase

1948-1985

1948
Christ Ahnsahnghong was baptized. (Nakseom, Incheon, Korea)
1964
The Church of God was established.
1985
Christ Ahnsahnghong ascended.

Growing Phase

1986-2000

1988
Registered members: 10,000
1995
The Jounyisan Training Institute was opened.
1997
3 overseas churches were established.
2000
Registered members: 300,000
The New Jerusalem Temple was established. (Bundang, Seongnam, Korea)
The Messiah Orchestra was founded.

Leaping Phase

2001-2013

2001
7 overseas churches were established.
The 1st Overseas Visiting Group (U.S.)
2002
The Elohim Training Institute was opened.
2003
Registered members: 500,000
WMC the Church of God Head Office building was completed.
Awarded the Korean Presidential Citation
2004
Awarded the Order of Merit from Korean government
Awarded the Medal of Merit from Korean government
2005
The Okcheon Go&Come Training Institute was opened.
2006
The Church of God History Museum was opened.
2008
Registered members: 1,000,000
2009
The World Campus Mission was held.
2011
The Dongbaek Training Institute was opened.
Awarded the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Award, Lifetime Achievement Award)
2013
Registered members: 2,000,000
World Mission Society Church of God Foundation was registered.
International Bible Seminar was held.

Flourishing Phase

2014-

2014
Year of Jubilee: 50th anniversary of the Church of God
Awarded the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold)
2015
Awarded the Korean Presidential Group Citation
Awarded the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold, 3 times)
2016
Preaching to Seven Billion Movement was proclaimed.
Resolution Rally for World Evangelism
Awarded the U.K. Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol’s speech at the UN CERF High-Level Conference
The New Jerusalem Temple was established. (Pangyo, Seongnam, Korea)
The WMC Jeju Training Institute was opened.
The 71st Overseas Visiting Group
2017
2.8 Million Members Registered at 7,000 Churches in 175 Countries

Work of Salvation & Church of God

The Bible begins with the creation of the heavens and the earthand leads us to a new heaven and a new earth.The Church of God is in this process for the salvation of mankind.

Creation

God the Father and God the Mothercreated the heavens and the earth together

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Ge 1:1). From the first verse of the Bible in the original Hebrew text, the word Elohim, the plural of God, appears about 2,500 times in the Bible. The Creator of the heavens and the earth is not one God but Gods.

When making man, the Creator said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness” and created man “in his own image, in the image of God . . . male and female he created them.” (Ge 1:26–27)

Why did God call Himself Us instead of Me? It is because not only the male image of God the Father but also the female image of God the Mother exists. That is why the New Testament too testifies about the spiritual Father and the spiritual Mother: “Our Father in heaven” (Mt 6:9); “Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother” (Gal 4:26).

God the Father and God the Mother had been together from the beginning, creating the heavens and the earth and everything in them.

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.Gen. 1:26~27

“This, then, is how you should pray: ” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,Matt. 6:9

Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

Gal 4:26

The Power of the Passover

The Passover: The feast that makes disasters pass over

Through the Passover, God freed the Israelites who were slaves in Egypt for 430 years.

The name of the Passover means that disasters pass over, and the date is the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month by the sacred calendar (around March or April by the solar calendar). The Israelites kept the Passover by putting the blood of the lamb on the sides and tops of the doorframes of their houses as God commanded them when the last, tenth plague of killing the firstborns struck Egypt.

God said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you” (Ex 12:13), and commanded them to “celebrate it [the Passover] as a festival to the LORD—a lasting ordinance” (Ex 12:14).

Thanks to God’s grace, the Israelites were protected from disasters and released from Egypt at last. When Israel was divided into two kingdoms, Kingdom of Israel in the north, which did not keep the Passover, was destroyed (2Ki 18:10–12); whereas Kingdom of Judah in the south, which kept the Passover, was protected by God (2Ki 19:30–35; 2Ch 30:1–12) when Assyria attacked them.

Whichever age it is, when we keep the Passover, we can avoid disasters and our lives will be protected by God’s promise and His mighty power.

“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.”

Ex 12:13

“This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD—a lasting ordinance.”

Ex 12:14

God Came as a Man

Jesus Christ proclaimed the new covenant

“The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah . . . I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

Jer 31:31–33

God prophesied that when the time came He would make a new covenant.
To fulfill the promise, God came to the earth as a man named Jesus and established the new covenant with the Passover. The Passover, the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month by the sacred calendar, was one day before Jesus was sacrificed on the cross. To save mankind chained by sins and death, Jesus promised the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through the Passover bread and wine that represent God’s flesh and blood and said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood.” (Mt 26:17–28; Lk 22:7–20; Jn 6:53–54)

“… My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.Matt. 26:17-26

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” …
And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. …
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.Luke 22:7-20

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.John 6:53-54

Through His unimaginable pain and suffering and sacrifice on the cross, God opened the way of eternal life to mankind, who has become slaves to death. Now, people who were doomed to die can go forward to the eternal kingdom of heaven when they keep the Passover of the new covenant.

The Last Supper, a mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci, depicts the Passover celebrated by Jesus Christ and His twelve disciples including Peter and John. The precious truth of the New Covenant Passover had been observed until the Apostolic Age by people like Apostle Paul even after the death of Christ (1Co 5:7).

Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival

1Co 5:7–8

Following the example of Jesus, the early Church kept holy the seven feasts in three times: the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Day of Firstfruits, the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles.
Each feast contains God’s blessings—eternal life, forgiveness of sins, resurrection, and the Holy Spirit, and so on.

Dark Ages

God’s feasts and commands were changed

When the apostles and the members of the early Church died, the Church became secularized and the Passover of the new covenant disappeared.

At the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325, the Passover was abolished. People no longer kept the seven feasts in three times in the Bible. Also, they changed the seventh-day Sabbath, the weekly feast on Saturday, into Sunday.

For a long time of 1,600 years, while passing through the Dark Ages and the Reformation Era, mankind lost the path to eternal life. Nobody could find the way.

It is because only God can give us eternal life (1Ti 6:16) and only God can restore the truth of life—the Passover of the new covenant.

Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong

Restoration of the new covenant according to the prophecies of the Bible

… so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.Heb. 9:28

To save mankind, God came to the earth in the flesh a second time, following the prophecies of the Bible.

Christ Ahnsahnghong humbly served us, sacrificing Himself for our salvation just as He did at His first coming. He restored the Passover of the new covenant, which nobody had realized, to open the way of eternal life for which all people yearn.

As it is written in the Bible, “The Most High himself will establish Zion” (Ps 87:5), He established Zion the city of God’s feasts (Isa 33:20–).

That is the Church of God, which keeps the teachings of the Bible including the Passover of the new covenant just as the early Church did.

Every year, the Churches of God in 175 countries celebrate the Passover. After the foot-washing ceremony according to the example of Jesus Christ (Jn 13:1–15), we have the Holy Supper ceremony by eating and drinking blessed bread and wine.

The Church of God preaches the truth of life to the world, wanting all seven billion people to keep the Passover of the new covenant and become God’s children so that they can be protected from disasters and receive eternal life.

God the Mother, the Source of the Water of Life

If you want to be saved,you must meet God the Mother.

The last chapter of the Bible prophesies that the Spirit and the Bride—God the Father and God the Mother—will lead mankind to salvation.

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

Rev 22:17

These words mean that God the Father and God the Mother, the Creators of heavens and the earth in the beginning, come as human beings and give people the water of life so that they may have eternal life and happiness. As it is written, “Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother” (Gal 4:26), God the Mother, who is represented as the wife of the Lamb (Rev 19:7) and Heavenly Jerusalem (Rev 21:9), stays with us and guides us to salvation with the teachings of love and sacrifice. All living things like animals, birds, fish, and humans receive life through their mothers. God’s providence is for us to receive eternal life from Mother of our spirits.

The earthly family system, which consists of a father, a mother, and their children, is a copy and shadow of the heavenly family, which consists of God the Father, God the Mother, and God’s children. Just as there is a family, the community of love, on the earth, there is the spiritual family, the community of eternal love, in heaven. That is why the Church of God cherishes families and earnestly hopes that all families in the world may belong to the heavenly family.

We hope all people to come to God the Mother and receive heartwarming comfort and rest.

“Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he . . . showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

Rev 21:9–10

Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

Gal 4:26

Heaven, Eternal Home

Spiritual Home Where God the Father,God the Mother, and God’s Children Are Together

Before we were born in this world, we were angels in the kingdom of heaven (Job 38:1–7; Pr 8:22–30). Heaven is our spiritual home where we can stay with God the Father and God the Mother, and our brothers and sisters. However, we sinned in heaven and were expelled to this earth, and are living through pain, sorrow, and sufferings.

If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.

Heb 11:15

God the Father and God the Mother earnestly wait for people to realize the truth of God, get born again with repentance, and participate in the divine nature so that they can come back to the beautiful kingdom of heaven. The eternal kingdom of heaven, where the water of life as clear as crystal flows and the tree of life bears twelve crops, where there is no end in joy and happiness! Father and Mother are preparing it for us.

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”

1Co 2:9

The Church of God preaches the good news of salvation to every corner of the earth, hoping that everyone in the global village will realize the love of God the Father and God the Mother, become the heavenly family member, and enjoy everlasting glory in heaven.

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