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People who slander the Church of God uses the following verse from Matthew 24.
Matthew 24:23-26 – At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect – if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it…
So their logic is simple. Since the Bible says, “do not believe if someone says ‘look here is the Christ’ or ‘there He is’ ”, we cannot believe in anybody who is called Christ. But hold on. Let’s take a step back and think about what they say. According to their logic, we cannot accept any Christ in the last age. However, the Bible clearly prophesies about His second coming.
Hebrews 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.
Since He is prophesied to come a second time and the Scriptures cannot be broken, He will surely appear. However, if we cannot accept anybody who is called Christ, how can we receive true second coming Christ prophesied in the Bible? Also the Bible says He comes to bring salvation. If we do not receive Him, we cannot receive salvation.
Then Let’s see what Matthew 24:23-26 really means. First of all, we need to understand to whom Christ was giving this message.
Matthew 24:20 – Pray that your flight will not take place in the winter or on the Sabbath.
Christ was speaking to his disciples who were keeping the Sabbath day. Also disciples are the ones who received Christ already. Therefore the correct interpretation of this verse is that once We met true Second Coming Christ, we should not be deceived by false christs. Slanderers try to cloud our spiritual judgments by distorting the word of God but we should correctly understand the meaning of each verse.
Then this time, let’s see where we can meet true second coming Christ.
Isaiah 28:16 – So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.
Acts 4:10-11 — … It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth … He is “the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.
God said he will lay a stone in Zion and that stone in the Bible represents Christ. Therefore, we can understand that Christ can be found only in Zion. God said he made a zion His dwelling place.
Psalm 132:13-14 – For the Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling:“This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it…
Therefore, if you want to meet God in any age, you need to go to Zion. Then which place is Zion? Zion is a true church that keeps all the feasts of God. Let’s see two verses about this.
Hebrews 12:22-24 – But you have come to Mount Zion … to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men … to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant…
Isaiah 33:20 – Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals…
Zion is a church that keeps the festivals or feasts of God. The list of the feasts of God is as follows (Lev 23):
- The Sabbath
- The Passover
- The Feast of Unleavened Bread
- The Feast of Firstfruits (Resurrection)
- The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)
- The Feast of Trumpets
- The Day of Atonement
- The Feast of Tabernacles
The Church that keeps all these feasts is the World Mission Society Church of God. Therefore, Church of God is spiritual Zion where we can meet true Second Coming Christ. Please come to Church of God and study more about Christ Ahnsahnghong who came from Zion to bring salvation.
Romans 11:26 — …The deliverer will come from Zion…