2000 years ago, God has come down to this earth in the flesh. Even though the God they worship came, the Israel people mocked him, ridiculed him and killed him on the cross in the end. Then why did God have to appear in the flesh? He could have appeared with all the spiritual glory and power and with thousands upon thousands of angels. He could have destroyed immediately who disobeyed his words and put them into the eternal agony of hell.
However, He did not do that. He appeared in the form of man in the flesh. And He walked a thorny path, going through many sufferings and hardships. And finally He sacrificed himself on the cross among the people who mocked him, saying, “If you are the son of God, then come down from the cross and save yourself.” And others said, “He saved others, but he cannot save himself.” Even though people mocked him like this, he was silent and did not open his mouth. He endured all the humiliations and sufferings.
Why did he have to come? Why did he have to go through all the sufferings? Why did he not say anything in his defense?
Sin and Death
The bible teaches that everyone on this earth is a sinner who committed sin in heaven and was sentenced to a death penalty because of their sin.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—
The bible says we are all destined to die because of our sins and there is no exception for this. Even though we are sinners who disobeyed God, however, God still loved his people and wanted to save them.
The only way for them to be saved is to pay the debt for the sin. And the only way to make the payment for the sin is to sacrifice their life. If the sinners had to pay the debt themselves, they had to give up their life because the wage of sin is death. If they had to die for their sin, what would the salvation mean to them? It is meaningless to them because they had already died because of their sin.
In this deadlock situation the only way for them to receive the forgiveness for their sins and salvation is that they must have someone who would die in their stead for the sins they have committed. In the Old Testament this was done with animal sacrifices. When God’s people committed sins, they could receive redemption by shedding the blood of animals as ransom for their sins.
Forgiveness through the Sacrifice of Christ
The problem was that they could not completely wash away their sins through the animal sacrifice.
Hebrews 9:9 This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper.
For this reason, to give the complete forgiveness of sins and salvation, the bible teaches that Christ would come and take up our sins and sacrifice himself as lamb. In this way, the sins of people will be taken away completely and they can receive forgiveness and salvation.
Hebrews 9:12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
To give the forgiveness of sins to his people, Christ must come down to this earth in the flesh and sacrifice himself as lamb to take away the sins of his people.
John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
I Corinthians 5:7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
2000 years ago, Christ has come as lamb and by sacrificing himself on the cross he could open the way for the forgiveness of sins and salvation to his people.
Second Coming Christ Coming in the Flesh
Like this people who have no ability to take up their sins and make the right payment for the sins must seek Christ who can take up their sins and give them salvation. 2000 years ago, those who received Jesus Christ could receive forgiveness and salvation.
In our time too the bible teaches us the Christ must come back again in the flesh. It is because the truth of life the Passover new covenant Jesus Christ established through his blood got abolished by the work of Satan. The way for the forgiveness and salvation has disappeared. And in the last days the people of God are in the agony of sins and death again without any hope for salvation.
In this situation, to restore the law of life Passover Christ must come back in the flesh again so that his chosen people could receive forgiveness for their sins. For this reason, Christ Ahnsahnghong has appeared to us and restored the Passover. He opened the way for the salvation again. And furthermore he let us know the reality of the new covenant Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem, who is the one that gives life and salvation to the children of God.
Now let us understand why God should come in the flesh and receive Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother who came in the flesh only for the salvation of the heavenly children.