The Bible says that Jesus cannot die again after His death on the cross, but Christ. Ahnsahnghong died so He cannot be Christ.
Ro 6:9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
1. It is written that apart from Jehovah there is no savior. If then, why do they believe in Jesus as a Savior?
The characteristic of those who distort the words in the Bible is that they take apart particular phrases and insist on their own thoughts without considering neither the whole contents of the Bible nor the purpose of the text.
So it is in this case. Without considering the true meaning of the text, they only emphasize the phrases they need just to oppose us.
Let’s give an example to clarify how groundless their claim is.
If we read Isa 43:11, God Jehovah says, “I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.” What happens if we interpret this according to their way?
We have to say that there is no savior but Jehovah, and that other name must not appear. Then, how can we believe in Jesus as the Savior? Answer this question!
Likewise, ignoring the full text and only insisting on specific phrases leads us to a strange conclusion.
2. Do they rightly know the teachings of the Bible about His second coming?
If we have examined many prophecies and their fulfillments about Jesus’ first coming, even though there’s no clause like “in the age of the Father” in Isa 43:11, we can easily understand it and receive Jesus as the Savior, realizing that this verse applies before the time Jesus came to this earth.
It is the same for Ro 6:9. Whoever fully understood about Jesus’ second coming through the whole text of the Bible―many prophecies and their fulfillments, can realize that their claim reaches an absurd and strange conclusion.
Therefore, we first need to examine the prophecy in the Bible that Jesus will come in the flesh to this unfaithful world when the judgment day is near, in order to restore the truth of the new covenant.
3. Since Jesus was raised as a spiritual body, how can He die?
Ro 6:9 is not for explaining that Jesus cannot die again whatever the situation is.
If we examine the contents from the very beginning, we can understand that the verse explains baptism, connecting it with Jesus’ death and resurrection.
- Ro 6:3-9 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? . . . If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection . . . For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
The words, “For Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again,” mean “For Jesus was ‘resurrected,’ He will not die again.”
It explains about Jesus who was resurrected from the dead and will live eternally. Think about it. If Jesus was resurrected and became eternal with a spiritual body (1 Co. 15:44), how can death rule over Him? How can He die again? It is obvious that He will not die again and death cannot rule over Him. It is truly well said. If you say that Jesus can die again, it is denying that Jesus lives eternally in heaven, and that we, too, will be resurrected and live eternally in heaven as well.
Likewise, Ro 6:9 is for emphasizing the fact that Jesus didn’t die but was resurrected into an eternal body, and not for His second coming in the flesh.
Therefore, if they claim that the Second Coming Jesus cannot die, using Ro 6:9, it is the same as claiming that they cannot believe in Jesus since there is no other Savior but Jehovah.
1. If we look again at Isa 43:11, is this testifying that there is no Savior but Jehovah after the age of the Father? No. It is just emphasizing that Jehovah was the Savior in those days.
Actually, this is quite natural because in reality, during those days, there was no Savior but Jehovah.
If someone insisted another Savior in those days, he would become a false prophet, denying Jehovah as the Savior. Isa 43:11 was written to lead people to God Jehovah
who was the one and only Savior in those days, not to deny Jesus the Savior who would come in the future. Thus, we must not deny Jesus, saying, “Since it is written in Isa 43:11 that there is no other Savior except God Jehovah, how can we believe in the new Savior Jesus?” It is the same for Ro 6:9.
2. Examine all the verses in the Bible, which testify to our resurrection.Unvaryingly, all the verses emphasize that we will not die again. The Bible also testifies that the heaven where we will go after we are resurrected is none other than “the world without death”!
- Lk 20:35-36 “But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.”
- ?1 Co 15:54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
- ?Rev 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
?Jesus showed His resurrection beforehand, to show us how we will be resurrected.
Therefore, isn’t it quite natural to say that Jesus who was resurrected cannot die and that death cannot rule over Him?
So Ro 6:9 testifies to the state of resurrection, and has nothing to do with either Jesus’ second coming in the flesh or His death.
What happens if Jesus, who stayed in an immortal spiritual body, came again in the flesh?
Since He came in the flesh, not in the resurrected spiritual body, He can die as much as He wants to, and this does not violate Ro 6:9 at all that Jesus who was resurrected into a spiritual body cannot die.
Therefore, it is wrong to deny the Second Coming Jesus by distorting the meaning of the words, “Spiritual body cannot die again.”
3. The Bible definitely prophesies that Christ king of Zion will perish in the last days.
- Mic 4:1-2 In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple . . . peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.”
Like this, many nations will come to Zion in the last days and God Himself will teach them. At that time, God’s people will cry aloud and be seized by pain.
- Mic 4:6-9 “In that day,” declares the LORD, “I will gather the lame . . . The LORD will rule over them in Mount Zion from that day and forever. As for you, O watchtower of the flock, O stronghold of the Daughter of Zion, the former dominion will be restored to you; kingship will come to the Daughter of Jerusalem.” Why do you now cry aloud?have you no king? Has your counselor perished, that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?
Why do they cry aloud in pain? It is because the king of Zion, who is the counselor, has perished. Who is he? It is the very God (Isa 9:6; 33:20-22). For this reason, God must come in the flesh and perish in the last days. According to this prophecy of the Bible, Christ Ahnsahnghong passed away after preaching the gospel for 37 years.
4. The spiritual king David in the Bible represents God who comes in the flesh (Isa 9:6-7). Therefore, the Second Coming Jesus who is David to appear in the last days (Hos 3:5; Eze 37:24) should come in the flesh and fulfill the remaining 37 years according to the throne of David. Since the Second Coming Jesus should fulfill the prophecy about the parable of the fig tree, the gospel work should start in 1948 when Israel got independent. If then, what should happen to the Second Coming Jesus in 1985 when the 37 years are fulfilled? Think about it.