Why was Christ Ahnsahnghong born in Korea?May 16, 2023
Christ Ahnsahnghong was born in Korea in 1918. While many may expect Second Coming Christ to appear in Israel, or some other country, the Bible prophesied that He would be born in South Korea, the nation where the new covenant Passover was restored after about 1,600 years.
Christ Ahnsahnghong started preaching in 1948. That same year, the Republic of Korea was proclaimed. The country was still recovering from the Japanese occupation after the Second World War, and just two years later the invasion from the North plunged the country into war once more. The Korean War finally ended with an armistice in 1953, but only after two million people had been killed and countless cities and towns destroyed. After the war, the poor nation needed aid from the U.S., however, the country has since quickly recovered to become the 12th largest economy in the world in terms of gross domestic product. South Korea is now renowned for its technological and cultural exports, with the Korean wave (Hallyu) hitting most countries around the world, and Korean groceries stores stocked with kimchi in many major cities. The world even looked to South Korea as an impressive example of how to control the spread of COVID-19 without lockdowns. But there’s another reason to pay attention to South Korea. Why? Because the Second Coming Christ, Ahnsahnghong, was born in Korea. The Bible explains why Christ Ahnsahnghong was born in Korea.
The Bible Prophesies Where Christ is Born
Before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Bible foretold it.
Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
The Bible also prophesies about the place where Jesus is born a second time. In this case, the Bible does not name a city, but it gives a direction and an event — the starting point of the last salvation work — that allows God’s people to find the country where the Second Coming Christ is born.
The last salvation work starts in the east
Revelation 7:1-3 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”
The book of Revelation testifies that God’s people must receive the seal of God to protect them. This is the last salvation work carried out by Second Coming Christ and the Bible says it will start in “the east.” Then, what is the seal of God?
The seal of God is the Passover
John 6:27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
God’s seal is on Jesus, so we can receive the seal by becoming one body with Jesus. In other words, Jesus’ flesh and blood are the seal of God.
John 6:53-56 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. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.
When we eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood, Jesus will remain in us, and we will have God’s seal. While many Christians may think that any bread and wine ceremony, celebrated by any church on any day, will allow them to receive Jesus’ flesh and blood, this is not what Jesus taught.
John 22:15-21 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer…. And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
Jesus eagerly desired to keep the new covenant Passover, which is celebrated with bread and wine, with his disciples on the last night of His life because it was through this ceremony that He sealed His people and gave them the promise of eternal life. That means no other bread and wine ceremony carried out according to a church’s own tradition, and not Jesus’ teaching, can allow us to receive the flesh and blood of Jesus, the seal of God.
The Passover is clearly the seal of God in Revelation 7 that protects God’s people. In fact, the Passover has carried this promise of protection since the time of the Old Testament.
Exodus 12:11;13 Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover… The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
Jesus transferred this promise of protection to the Passover of the new covenant, which is celebrated with bread and wine representing His flesh and blood.
Christ is Born in the East, where the Passover is Restored
The Passover of the new covenant that Jesus taught his disciples to keep on the 14th day of the first month of the sacred calendar was abolished at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. For this reason, the Bible testifies that Jesus must appear a second time to bring salvation, namely the Passover, the seal of God and that this salvation work begins in the east, where Second Coming Christ is born. Only Second Coming Christ can restore the Passover.
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Revelation 7: 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God.
The one who starts the last salvation work is not a mere angel, but the savior, Second Coming Christ.
Old Testament prophecies about the East, Korea
Even from the Old Testament times, prophets foretold that the last savior would come from the East.
Isaiah 46:10-11 “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.”
God testified through the prophet Isaiah that He will summon a bird of prey from the east. But this is not a literal bird of prey, it represents God, just as he used an eagle to describe His swift salvation work in the time of the Exodus (Ex. 19:4). This prophecy is about God, who comes as a man, from a far-off land in the east to fulfill His will to carry out the last salvation work.
Isaiah prophesied about the same event in another chapter.
Isaiah 41:2-4 “Who has stirred up one from the east, calling him in righteousness to his service?… Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord — with the first of them and with the last — I am he.”
Here, too, the Bible testifies that God will stir up the savior from the east. While some may not realize this prophecy is about Christ, it definitely is because the chapter goes on to describe that this savior will carry out the work that only God can do. This savior from the east delivers the water of life, which is eternal life.
Isaiah 41:17-18 “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.”
The same prophecy was given about the salvation work Jesus carried out at His first coming (Isa. 35:4-6; Mt 11:2-5). But the prophet Isaiah was not talking about Jesus’ first coming here because Jesus was prophesied to come from Bethlehem, not from the east. The savior prophesied in Revelation 7, Isaiah 46, and Isaiah 41 comes in the east.
Christ Ahnsahnghong was Born in Korea, in the East
To find the nation in the east, there must be a starting point. In this case, it’s the place where the prophecies in Revelation and Isaiah were recorded. The prophet Isaiah was writing in Israel, while John received his revelation on the island of Patmos, off Greece. That means Second Coming Christ must be born in a nation east of Israel and Patmos. While there are numerous nations east of there, including China, India, and Japan, there is only one nation in the east where the Passover, the seal of God, was restored after 1,600 years, marking the beginning of God’s last salvation work. This nation is South Korea.
Numerous religious reformers have started new churches and denominations since the Protestant Reformation, but no one has restored the Passover. Except one man: Christ Ahnsahnghong. He is the last savior who has brought the seal of God and the man in the east who fulfills God’s purpose. He is not a mere man, but God who has come a second time, with a new name. And the nation he appeared in, the place where the last salvation work began, is South Korea. Why was Christ Ahnsahnghong born in Korea? It was in order to fulfill the prophecies about Jesus’ second coming recorded by John and Isaiah.
Please contact the World Mission Society Church of God if you want to keep the Passover, the way to receive God’s seal and salvation, and to learn more about Christ Ahnsahnghong, who was born in Korea and has fulfilled all the prophecies about Second Coming Christ.