Jesus Christ prophesied that false messiahs would come in His name. In our previous lesson we looked at some people who have claimed to be Jesus Christ, but were actually false messiahs. In this lesson we will examine whether a man named Ahn Sahng-Hong was Jesus Christ, or a false messiah.
We can know someone is a false messiah by studying what the New Testament says about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In previous lessons we learned that Jesus will only return to Earth once more, and when He does, these things will occur:
- There will be signs in the heavens
- The dead will come out of their graves
- Christ will appear in the heavens and send out His angels
- All nations will mourn
- The world will end
If these things did not happen, then we can know someone was a false messiah.
Some people (such as the World Mission Society Church of God) may claim that a Korean man named Ahn Sahng-Hong was Jesus Christ. Ahn Sahng-Hong lived from 1918 – 1985 and is buried in Korea. We can know by studying the Bible that Ahn Sahng-Hong was not Jesus Christ because:
- There were no signs in the heavens
- The dead did not come out of their graves
- No one appeared in the heavens and no angels were sent out
- No nations mourned
- The world did not end
Therefore, Ahn Sahng-Hong was not Jesus Christ, but a false messiah like the ones Jesus Christ warned us about.
Interestingly, Ahn Sahng-Hong stated his ardent belief in the return of Jesus Christ in His own writings, yet the author has never seen a claim of divinity by him.