Christ Ahnsahnghong Gave Us the Solution to Death
For ages, scientists have been researching and experimenting possible solutions to death. They’ve come close—finding cures to diseases and ways to slow down the aging process. Yet, no one has been able to find the way to live forever. That is because only God can grant us everlasting life. He is the only one who holds the solution to death.
God placed two trees in the Garden of Eden, the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life. As Christians are familiar with the story of the Garden of Eden, eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil led Adam and Eve to death (Gen 2:15-17). Meanwhile, the other tree, which not many people know about—the tree of life—leads to everlasting life.
Then the LORD God said, “Humans have become like one of us… We must keep them from eating some of the fruit from the tree of life, or they will live forever.”
Genesis 3:22 (NCV)
As God said, if human beings eat from the tree of life, we can live forever and escape death. This is the solution to death. So, how can we find the tree of life? Is it a physical tree on this earth?
Jesus Is the Tree of Life
The tree of life in the Garden of Eden contains a hidden meaning, which Jesus came to explain.
Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables. This fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet: “I will speak to you in parables. I will explain things hidden since the creation of the world.”
Through stories and illustrations, Jesus hid the secrets of heaven. However, to His disciples, Jesus explained everything (Mk 4:34)—including the reality of the tree of life—the tree that can grant us eternal life.
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.”
In the Garden of Eden, if we had eaten the fruit from the tree of life, we could have had eternal life. But God blocked the way for mankind to access the tree of life. However, Christ revealed that His flesh and blood grant us eternal life, letting us know that His body and blood are the reality of the tree of life.
The New Covenant Passover Is the Access to the Tree of Life
Jesus revealed to His disciples many mysteries about the kingdom of heaven. And the most important is the way to enter heaven and live forever. In the Garden of Eden, God blocked the way to the tree of life, forbidding us to eat from the tree. But Jesus Christ unblocked the way to the tree of life, letting us know He is God; He is the very Creator God who has the authority to give and take away eternal life.
Two thousand years ago, He established the way for us to eat His flesh and blood—the New Covenant Passover.
Jesus said, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins.”
Luke 22:15 (NLT)
Jesus came to this earth exclusively to let us know the way to eat from the tree of life and have eternal life. Knowing He would suffer on the cross the next day, He was eager to establish the New Covenant Passover.
He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.”
Luke 22:19-20 (NLT)
Through the Passover, Jesus gave His disciples His body and His blood. The New Covenant Passover it is the only way to access the tree of life; it is the solution to death. And since Jesus brought the New Covenant Passover, unblocking the way for us to eat from the tree of life, we undoubtedly know that He is God (Jn 10:10).
Christ’s Promise to Bring Back the Tree of Life
After Jesus opened the way to the tree of life through the establishment of the New Covenant Passover, the disciples of the Early Church continued to eat from the tree of life. They continuously celebrated the New Covenant Passover, year after year, until about the fourth century.
In A.D. 325, the Passover was abolished and the way to the tree of life was blocked once again. Without the Passover, there is no way for the people of God to be saved. The solution to death disappeared once again. However, Christ promised to return and bring us back 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)
Jesus Christ said He would come back a second time to bring salvation. Without the tree of life—without the New Covenant Passover—existing on this earth, there is no salvation. In other words, God, once again, must come to the earth to establish the New Covenant Passover and grant mankind access to the tree of life.
According to the “Lesson of the Fig Tree,” Christ returned in 1948. God Himself took on the human form and came a second time with a new name, Christ Ahnsahnghong (Rev 3:12). From 1948, He began preaching about the New Covenant Passover, just as He had done 2,000 years ago. By giving us the Passover, He opened the way for us to eat from the tree of life.
Members of the World Mission Society Church of God believe Christ Ahnsahnghong is God who came in human form because He brought back the tree of life—something only God can do. The establishment of the New Covenant Passover was the telltale sign for God when He came a second time. We invite you to learn more about Christ Ahnsahnghong through the many biblical prophecies that testify about Second Coming Christ, which only Christ Ahnsahnghong has fulfilled.