Christ Ahnsahnghong and the Tree of Life
The World Mission Society Church of God believes Christ Ahnsahnghong is Christ who, for a second time, was born as a man. The Bible contains many prophecies and signs to allow God’s people to recognize the Savior. One of those signs is the Passover. The Passover is the reality of the tree of life that is found in the Garden of Eden.
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.
It’s understandable that the Scriptures themselves cannot give eternal life. But through them, we can understand who can.
The Tree of Life
The Bible consists of a series of testimonies about Christ. We can see this starting from the beginning in the book of Genesis, which contains the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
But the LORD God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”
Genesis 2:16-17 (NLT)
God created Adam and Eve and gave them eternal life. God, then, told Adam and Eve how they could continue to live forever—they must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. If they ate from this tree, they would surely die.
Nevertheless, Adam and Eve disobeyed the words of God and ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. As a result of their disobedience, they were banned from the Garden of Eden. Even more, they became mortal beings and had to inevitably face death.
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. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
In order to live eternally, Adam and Eve needed to eat from the tree of life. However, God shut the way for Adam and Eve to eat from it and they became mortal beings. Because God who blocked the way for Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of life, only God can allow them to eat it again and regain eternal life.
If God decided to open the way to eat from the tree of life once again, wouldn’t you like to eat from it?
The story of the Garden of Eden is a parable, which contains a secret about eternal life.
Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.
Matthew 13:34 (NLT)
His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?” He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not.”
Matthew 13:10 (NLT)
The disobedience of Adam and Eve is not just a singular event in biblical history, but their story represents everyone on this earth who inevitably faces death after sinning against God in heaven (Rom 5:12).
Just as the story of Adam and Eve represents our story, the tree of life itself also has a reality in our lives. In the Garden of Eden, it was God who blocked the way for Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of life. Therefore, only God can show us the reality of the tree of life and grant us access to it so we may have life forever.
The Reality of the Tree of Life
Two thousand years ago, Jesus preached for three years about how to receive eternal life and be forgiven of our sins—our disobedience toward God.
So Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. But anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise that person at the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
John 6:53-55 (NLT)
Jesus Christ’s flesh and blood have the power to give mortal beings eternal life. In other words, His flesh and blood are the reality to the tree of life found in the story of the Garden of Eden.
And because Jesus Himself granted us access to eat His flesh and blood, we can understand He is God who has unblocked the way to the tree of life. Now, the question is, “How do we eat Jesus’ flesh and blood?”
While they were eating [the Passover], 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.”
The Passover grants us access to eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood. In other words, the Passover grants us access to the tree of life.
Two thousand years ago, God came in the flesh to unblock the way for people to eat from the tree of life through the Passover (Jn 10:10). But three centuries later, Emperor Constantine abolished the Passover through the Council of Nicaea (Dan 7:25). To grant us eternal life again, God must come back, in the flesh, to open the way for us living in this age to eat from the tree of life.
So also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.
Hebrews 9:28 (NLT)
Because Christ Ahnsahnghong re-established the New Covenant Passover in 1948—during a time when no church knew about it—He proved to be God incarnate. Unblocking the way to the tree of life is a task that only God Himself can do. Christ Ahnsahnghong re-established the Passover and showed us how to receive eternal life according to all the teachings in the Bible.
Christ Ahnsahnghong also fulfilled every other prophecy in the Bible concerning Second Coming Christ, including the Lesson of the Fig Tree, The Prophecy of King David, and much more. Visit your local World Mission Society Church of God for a one-on-one study on the prophecies concerning Second Coming Christ.