The Church of God explains that the baptism that Christ Ahnsahnghong received in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church is like the baptism that Jesus had received through John the Baptist, but in reality it has nothing to do with it.
It’s because Jesus started His ministry right after He was baptized, but Christ Ahnsahnghong started to preach the Passover of the new covenant not just after He was baptized in 1948, but after He established the church in 1964 which was a long time after He was baptized.
1. Did Jesus establish His church right after He was baptized, at His first coming?
No! The early Church was established on the basis of Jesus’ three-year ministry (Eph 2:20).
Then, can we say that Jesus’ activity before the establishment of church is not the gospel ministry because the church was established afterwards? That’s nonsense.
Nevertheless, they claim that Christ Ahnsahnhong’s ministry started in 1964 simply because our church was established after He was baptized.
Their claim is false, which even denies the gospel work of Jesus at His first coming.
2. Christ Ahnsahnghong had been preaching the gospel before the church was established
In order to deceive people, they claim that Christ Ahnsahnghong started preaching the Passover since 1964, and that He had not preached the gospel before 1964.
However, even before 1964, Christ Ahnsahnghong did preach the Passover in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church despite many who opposed. We can easily find that fact just by looking at when Christ Ahnsahnghong published His books. There are the books which were written to point out the errors of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and to preach to keep the Passover: The book, “Unsealing the Seven Thunders,” was published in 1955; and the book, “The Letter to the Church in Laodicea,” was published in 1960. They were all published before 1964!
Therefore, we can conclude that their claim, “Christ Ahnsahnghong began to preach the Passover of the new covenant in 1964,” is a lie.