Some say that Christ Ahnsahnghong failed to fulfill the prophecy of King David because He was baptized in Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1948 and remained as a member until 1964, the year of the establishment of the Church of God. They insist that the Seventh Day Adventist Church is a false church and therefore, His years in that church should not be counted as a part of 37 year prophecy fulfillment. Do they have a point? Not really. Let me explain why their insistence does not make sense.
Let’s look at the case of Jesus Christ whom all Christians deem as the Savior. Did Jesus Christ start his own church right after baptism? No. He went to Jewish synagogues to keep the Sabbath day and preach the gospel.
Luke 4:15-16 – He [Jesus] taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. He went to Nazareth where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read.
The synagogues at that time were run by Pharisees and Sadducees that Jesus condemned as false prophets.
Matthew 23:29-33 – Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!…You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?
Then can we say that Jesus went to the synagogues to follow their false teachings? No. If we come to that conclusion, we have to deny His Divinity. Then why did He go to the Jewish synagogues? It was because Jesus wanted to save people who were misled by the false prophets.
Now let’s think about why Christ Ahnsahnghong stayed in Seventh Day Adventist. He did so so that He could preach the words of the truth to the people who were longing for salvation. As we cannot say Jesus followed the false teachings because He went to Jewish synagogues, we cannot say Christ Ahnsahnghong followed the false teachings just because He was in the Seventh Day Adventist. Also another reason why He preached in that church was because of the Bible prophecy. The Seventh Day Adventist Church is represented as the church in Laodicea in the prophecy of the seven churches. (Rev 3:14-20)
According to this prophecy, Second Coming Christ must appear in the church in Laodicea.
Revelation 3:20 – Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
As Jesus stayed in Jewish synagogues in order to save His people, Christ Ahnsahnghong also preached in the Seventh Day Adventist to save His people who were looking for the truth. Therefore, the insistence that Christ Ahnsahnghong did not fulfill 37 year prophecy because He was in the Seventh Day Adventist is wrong. I hope the readers of this article can correctly discern the truth and understand Christ Ahnsahnghong correctly through the prophecies of the Bible.