World Mission Society Church of God
People wonder why the World Mission Society Church of God uses the name “Ahnsahnghong” since they are only familiar with the name “Jesus.” Nevertheless, the Bible teaches that God’s name changes according to age. If a person knows and follows God’s name according to the age he or she is living in, the person can enter salvation.
We Need to Have Correct Knowledge of God
Hos. 4:6 My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge,I also reject you as my priests;because you have ignored the law of your God,I also will ignore your children.”
The book of Hosea testifies that people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Though millions of people claim that they know God, they do not know God’s name for this age. This happened also approximately 2,000 years ago. Jesus was Jehovah yet the Jews rejected Him since they viewed Him as a mere man claiming to be God. This shows they did not have the correct knowledge of God, of how God achieves His work of redemption. God divided His work of redemption into three different ages and has given a name for each age. Though God is one as the Father but He has three different names, which He reveals according to the appropriate age. In fact, God Himself said to baptize people in His three names.
Mt. 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Christ taught us that we must receive baptism with three names. The Father’s name, Son’s name, and the Holy Spirit’s name. “Jehovah” was the name in the age of the Father. He then carried out His work as a Son and used a different name “Jesus.” All Christians know that we are living in the age of the Holy Spirit. Then, of course, there must also be the name God uses when he carries out His work in the age of the Holy Spirit.
There is a Time Limit for God’s Name
The Bible teaches there is a time for everything under God’s providence.
Eccles. 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
The three names define that God established a time limit for salvation for each age. He carries out His work of saving us under the name of the Father, under the name of the Son, and under the name of the Holy Spirit, in accordance with each age. Before Jesus came as the Savior, all the forefathers of faith called upon the name Jehovah. But after Jesus came, he commanded the disciples to pray in His name. If we do not understand how God divided the ages, we might think that the Bible contradicts itself. If we understand God’s plan regarding time limitation, we will understand the contents of the Bible more easily.
Ps. 116:4 Then I called on the name of the Lord:“Lord, save me!”
In the age of the Father, people prayed in the name of Jehovah and after Jesus taught His disciples to pray in His name, that is when the believers started to pray in His name.
John 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
This shows there is a time limit for God’s name, which He gives according to the age.
God’s New Name in the Age of the Holy Spirit
The Jews who did not receive Jesus as the Savior for the age of the Son viewed the ones following and praying in the name Jesus in a strange way. Since the religious teachers had only taught the name Jehovah for so long, the Jews mocked and ridiculed Jesus and His followers, even calling them a sect. When the members of the World Mission Society Church of God testify that we must pray in Jesus’ New Name, Ahnsahnghong; the Holy Spirit’s name, others may view this strangely. This is due to the fact that religious leaders of this age have only taught people the name Jesus until now.
If the Savior’s name, Jesus, is used in the age of the Son, God’s new name must appear in the age of the Holy Spirit.
Rev 3:12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.
The new name will be coming after Jesus; represented as the living stone,
Rev 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
1 Pe 2:4-5 As you come to him, the living Stone–rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him–
you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
and if we wish to enter salvation, we must know and understand the new name of this age.
God’s People Know God’s Name for Each Age
God’s people certainly must know God’s name for each age. Those who claim to believe in God but do not know His name can neither have the truth nor salvation.
Again, in the age of the Father, God told His people that the name Jehovah is the Savior’s one and only name.
Isa. 43:11 I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.
Before Jesus came down, God’s people knew “Jehovah” as the savior’s name and after the age changed, God’s people recognized “Jesus” as the savior’s name.
Acts 4:11-12 Jesus is“‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
In reading these two verses, some may think there is a contradiction. Nevertheless, when we understand the concept of time limitation in God’s plan, it is clear that God gives His name according to the age.
God’s name in the age we are living in now is neither Jehovah nor Jesus, but the new name of Jesus. The Bible says Christ will come a second time according to prophecies and use a new name. This is the reason why the members of the World Mission Society Church of God pray and give praise in the name of Christ Ahnsahnghong. He is the one who fulfilled the prophecies about the second coming of Christ. By studying all the prophecies we can realize the new name and enter salvation.Category Beliefs>Beliefs>Christian Essentials The Foot-Washing Ceremony
Foot-Washing Ceremony Taught by Jesus
Before participating in the Passover ceremony (partaking of the bread and wine), we must first participate in the Foot-Washing ceremony which was conducted by Jesus as an example for us. With biblical records we can confirm that no one can participate in the Passover before washing the feet.
John 13:1-7 “It was just before the Passover Festival…he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
John 13:12-15 “When he had finished washing their feet…I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”
At first, Apostle Peter who faithfully followed Jesus did not understand why Jesus had to wash his feet.
John 13:8-10 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean…””
Nevertheless, Jesus taught Peter that He had to wash Peter’s feet to let him participate in the Passover. Meaning, there is no exception to this rule. If we call ourselves faithful, we definitely must follow the examples set by Jesus and by participating in the foot-washing ceremony, we can become actual followers of Christ.
Foot-Washing Took Place in the Old Testament Times
The Old Testament describes the ceremony of the priests having to wash both hands and feet from a basin before they entered the tent of meeting to carry out their work of ministry. With no exception, only the priests who washed could enter.
Ex. 30:17-20 “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a bronze basin, with its bronze stand, for washing. Place it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it. Whenever they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water…”
The priests who disobeyed could never enter the tent of meeting once again and were put to death.
Ex. 30:20-21 “Whenever they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water so that they will not die. Also, when they approach the altar to minister by presenting a food offering to the Lord, they shall wash their hands and feet so that they will not die. This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants for the generations to come.””
God kept it as a very strict ceremony that could not be broken. In the New Testament, Jesus, God in the flesh, came and said just washing the feet is enough. To enter the temple which represents Christ through the Passover, we must observe the foot-washing ceremony according to the New Testament regulations. What matters more is the New Testament regulations taught directly by Jesus. If we do not wash our feet, we can imagine what will happen to us spiritually with Jesus’ words:
John 6:63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
Observing Passover in an Unworthy Manner?
During the apostolic age, there were some saints who kept the Passover in an unworthy manner which the Apostle Paul criticized that they brought judgment upon themselves. If we don’t examine ourselves before participating in the Passover, then, in the end, we will be guilty of a greater sin that causes death.
1 Cor. 11:23-30 “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you…So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.”
The Passover is a holy feast that grants us eternal life, the seal of God and the Tree of life. If we wish to receive such blessings from God, we must participate in the foot-washing sacred ceremony which has procedures and regulations which we must obey. This is a way how we can participate in the Passover in a “worthy manner.” With this ceremony we can also discern that is only the World Mission Society Church of God that actually follows the direct teachings of Jesus.Category Beliefs>Beliefs>Christian Essentials The Tree of Life and the Truth of Eternal Life
According to the teachings of the Bible, the Passover is a very important Feast of God. Jesus came to this Earth to teach us the Passover and God has come in this age as the Spirit and the Bride to teach us the Passover again. We can learn about the Passover through the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil that were in the Garden of Eden.
The Parable of the Tree of Life
Gen. 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.
Gen. 3:1-5 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden but God did say, ‘You must not eat from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Sin originated in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and death came after sin came to this world. Adam and Eve all existed in reality, nevertheless, Jesus taught us the hidden meaning of this story of the creation of the world recorded in Genesis as a parable.
Mt. 13:34-35 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”
Adam and Eve could not stay in the Garden of Eden when they disobeyed God’s commandment.
Isa. 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
Through Adam and Eve we can understand that we can be separated from God if we sin by disobeying His commandments. The story of Adam and Eve shows us our spiritual status on this Earth. All men are destined to die because of sin committed before we came down to this Earth,
Ro. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
since even a new born child can die before even sinning on this Earth.
Gen. 3:22-23 And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
Because Adam and Eve sinned, God blocked the way to the Tree of life. If God has blocked the Tree of Life, only God can opened the way to the Tree of Life. God must open the way to the Tree of Life since it is the only way for us sinners to go back to Heaven.
God warned Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and evil because it causes death. Anyone who ate from the Tree of Life could live forever. This is the secret that Jesus taught us through the parable of the Tree of Life.
The Reality of the Tree of Life
John 6:52-57 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, 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 them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.
In the Garden of Eden, it was the Tree of Life that could grant eternal life. Jesus taught us the reality of this parable by telling us that it is His flesh and blood that gives us eternal life. Meaning, Jesus is the reality of the Tree of Life. If we drink His blood and eat His flesh, it would be the same as eating the fruit of the Tree of Life.
Mt. 26:17-19 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: 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.
Jesus commanded the disciples to keep the Passover and He Himself also kept it as an example for us.
Mt. 26:26-28 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave 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.
Jesus said the Passover bread is His flesh and the Passover wine is His blood. Whoever eats the bread and drinks the wine of the Passover are the ones who can be acknowledged by Jesus as the ones who have eaten Jesus’ flesh and blood. By keeping the Passover it is the same as eating from the Tree of Life. Passover however is granted as a covenant with God’s precious blood of sacrifice. Jesus, the Almighty God has opened the way to the Tree of Life. Nevertheless, many people do not know the importance of the Passover because they do not know the meaning of what a covenant is.
The Importance of the Covenant
To help us understand what a covenant is, let’s take the following example. Say that you wanted to purchase groceries so you presented a $50 bill to the cashier. The cashier would gladly accept it. However, what if you tried to give a plain piece of letter-sized paper to the cashier? The cashier would not accept it. Though a letter-sized paper may be larger than a $50 bill, it has no value to purchase since people haven’t promised for it to be valued as a bill. A promise is a covenant. The $50 bill has a special covenant made by people that gives it a promised value.
It is the same with the bread and wine of the Passover. There are many types of bread and wine but they are just regular food. A person simply saying “this bread gives eternal life” does not mean that it really does. It has to have a covenant. Jesus Himself promised for the bread and wine only on the Passover to become the new covenant.
Lk 22:7-9 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.” “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.
The books of Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John all show the scene of the Passover. We can see many times in the Bible where Jesus told His disciples to prepare the Passover on the appointed time. This means we must keep the Passover according to the appointed promised date and time which Jesus commanded us to keep.
Lk 22:7-15 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.”… So they prepared the Passover. When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
Lk 22:19-20 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.
Jesus said He eagerly desired to keep the Passover with His disciples. If God who came to take away the sins from the world has eagerly desired to keep it, this means it relates with our salvation. By keeping the Passover people can be freed from sin and death.
The Restoration of the Passover
Jesus opened the way to the Tree of Life by commanding to us all to keep the Passover so that we can receive eternal life. Although the members of the Early Church celebrated the Passover, the Roman Emperor Constantine abolished the Passover in 325 AD. Of course, this all happened according to the prophecy of the Bible.
Dan. 7:25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.
Since God already knew this would happen, He prophesied to come again to restore the Passover.
Heb. 9:28 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.
The prophet Isaiah emphasizes how the Passover would be restored in the last days.
Isa. 25:6-8 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine — the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken.
God said He will prepare a banquet of aged wine that destroys death forever. We have confirmed that it is only the wine of the Passover that destroys death forever. The wine is expressed as “aged wine” since Passover has not been kept ever since it has been changed in the Council of Nicaea, for approximately 1,600 years. If someone comes and restores the Passover according to the prophecy, we can be assured He must be God Almighty who must be opening the way to the Tree of Life.
Isa. 25:9 In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
The World Mission Society Church of God is the only church that keeps the Passover. This means Christ Ahnsahnghong who restored the Passover is God who has opened the way to the Tree of Life, has granted us the banquet with aged wine that destroys death forever.Category Awards President Award – Barack Obama
The World Mission Society Church of God in San Diego is awarded with one of the highest volunteer service awards from the President of the United States of America, Barak Obama. The award was presented in recognition of the many volunteer services conducted in 2015, which made various impacts on the communities within the San Diego County.Category Awards Certificate of Appreciation – Blood Drive with American Red Cross
The American Red Cross awarded the World Mission society Church of God in San Diego with a certificate of appreciation for the successful blood drive. Within a few hours the members from the Church of God were able to help the community and save lives by donating 79 pints of blood, which impacts a total of 237 patients.Category Awards City of San Diego Proclamation
The World Mission Society Church of God in Santee is awarded with the City of San Diego Proclamation by the Mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer. 2015 marked the Centennial year – 100th year- for Balboa park. Volunteers from the Church of God assisted in many efforts throughout the year to restore the park to its original condition. Many San Diego natives were very touched and expressed their gratitude after seeing the work completed.Category Awards Letter of Appreciation – San Diego Food Bank
Throughout the year the volunteer members for the World Mission Society Church of God in San Diego assisted with sorting and repackaging food for distribution by the San Diego Food Bank. The volunteer services conducted throughout the year totaled 87 hours.Category Awards Certificate of Appreciation – San Diego Park & Recreation Department
More than 250 volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God in San Diego gathered together to help the City of San Diego. An invasive plant, Arundo Donax, became a problem in the area reducing groundwater in the surrounding area. The volunteers divided the area among the volunteers and made a significant impact in clearing out the invasive plant.Category Awards City of Santee Proclamation
August 27, 2014 is named as World Mission Society Church of God day in the City of Santee for the many volunteer services conducted in the area. The award highlights the many volunteer services worldwide and also focuses on the big impact that was made during a volunteer service at Forrester Creek in the City of Santee. The cleanup helped prevent over 3,500 pounds of trash from entering the San Diego River.Category Awards Letter of Appreciation – United States Department of the Interior
The World Mission Society Church of God in San Diego is recognized by the United States Department of the Interior for the cleanup in the City of Santee. The volunteers from the Church of God assisted in collecting 3,500 pounds of trash and debris and more than 100 pounds of recyclable material.