The Church of God claims that Christ Ahnsahnghong is Jesus who came a second time because He restored the Passover. However, the Worldwide Church of God, which was established by Herbert W. Armstrong in the late 1930s, keeps all the festivals of the Old Testament as well as the Passover. Therefore, if we follow the logic of the Church of God, Herbert W. Armstrong should be the Second Coming Jesus, not Ahnsahnghong.
1. Can the Passover, which does not contain the promise of eternal life, be the true Passover?
The slanderers say as if they keep the Passover completely since they keep the 14th day of Nissan. Can we say that they keep the Passover if they only keep the date? Not at all! Why is the Passover the truth of eternal life? It’s because God’s words, which promise eternal life, are contained in the Passover.
There are three teachings in the Passover.
1) God’s Passover is the 14th day of the first month by the sacred calendar. (Lev 23:5)
2) The Passover bread and wine represents Jesus’ flesh and blood. (Mt 26:17-28)
3) When we eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood, we can have eternal life. (Jn 6:53-56)
If any one of these is missing, it cannot be the truth of eternal life or be called the true Passover. In the Passover taught by Armstrong, however, there are only the 1st and 2nd teachings, and it does not have the most important 3rd teaching, the promise of eternal life. The Passover taught by Armstrong does not contain the words of life, so their feast cannot be considered as the true Passover. For this reason, the claim postulated by the slanderers, “Armstrong restored the Passover,” is not true.