Chapter 8 The Heavenly Jerusalem Is An Actual Place

In 1980, Ahnsahnghong wrote a book entitled, “새 예루살렘과 신부 여자들의 수건 문제 해 석” or “Problems With New Jerusalem, The Bride, and Women’s Veils”. In his book, Ahn Sahng-Hong describes the idea of a “mother god” as “delusional” and “psychotic”. You can read the entire book online here.

제 8장  하늘에  새  예루살렘은  실물이다
Chapter 8 The heavenly New Jerusalem is an actual place.
[Bible verses quoted from NIV again]
하늘  새  예루살렘성이  14만  4천  성도가  포함되어  있지만  실지  건물인  새  예루살렘성이  분명히  있는  것이다.   만일  하늘에  실물인  새  예루살렘이  없다면  14만 4천  성도들이  하늘에  가서  어디서  어떻게  살  것인가?   예수님께서는  분명히  말씀하시기를
Heavenly New Jerusalem  means 144,000 saints, but there must be New Jerusalem that is an actual building. If New Jerusalem as an actual place does not exist then where will the 144,000 saints will live in heaven? Jesus clearly said:
(요  14장  1-3절)  “너희는  마음에  근심하지  말라  하나님을  믿으니 또  나를  믿으라  내  아버지  집에  거할  곳이  많도다  그렇지  않으면  너희에게  일렀으리라  (공동번역에는  “만일  거기에  있을  곳이  없다면  내가  이렇게  말하겠느냐”  하였다.  분명하게  있다는  말씀이다.)  내가  너희를  위하여  처소  (있을  곳)  를  예비하러  가노니  가서  너희를  위하여  처소를  예비하면  내가  다시  와서  너희를  내게로  영접하여  나  있는곳에  너희도  있게  하리라”
(John 14:1-3)  “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you (also translated “if there were no place, I could not have said this” saying there must be a place.) that I am going there to prepare a place (a location) for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also by be where I am.” 
“만일  거기에  있을  곳이  없다면  내가  너희에게  이렇게  말하겠느냐  (공동번역,  요  14장  2절)”   하신  말씀을  보아서도  하늘에  실물인  새  예루살렘이  있다는  것은  도무지  부인할  수  없다.
From the verse, “If that were not so, would I have told you (John 14:2),” one cannot deny that there is New Jerusalem in heaven that is an actual place.
사도  바울은  하늘의  새  예루살렘에  대하여  광대함과  천만천사와  하늘에  장자  총회와  온전케된  의인들의  영들과  하나님의  보좌와  어린  양의  보좌  등등의  어머어마한  광경을  보고  다음과  같이  기록하였다.
Apostle Paul saw the tremendous visions of the immensity of the Heavenly New Jerusalem, numerous angels, heavenly firstborn assembly, the spirits of the righteous, God’s throne,  the throne of the Lamb and more and recorded as follows:
(공동번역  히  12장  22-24절)  “그러나  여러분이  와 있는  곳은  시온산이고  살아계신  하나님의  도성이며  하늘의  예루살렘입니다.   거기에는  수많은  천사들이  있고,  잔치가  벌어져  있고  또  하늘에  등록된  장자들의  교회가  있고  만민의  심판자이신  하나님이  계시고  완전히  올바른  사람들의  영혼이  있습니다.   그리고  새로운  계약의  중재자이신  예수가  계시고  아벨의  피보다도  더  큰  힘을  발휘하는  속죄의  피가  있습니다”  하였다.
(Hebrews 12:22-24)  “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem.  You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.  You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.”
앞서  기록한  말씀은  분명한  사실을  편지로  기록한  것이다.   그리고  예수  그리스도께서도  자기  피를  가지고  단번에  들어가셨다고  하였다.
The previous verse is a clear fact that is written in a letter.  And it records that Jesus Christ also has entered by his own blood.
(히  9장  11-12절)  “그리스도께서  장래  좋은  일의  대제사장으로  오사  손으로  짓지  아니한  곧  이  창조에  속하지  하니한  더  크고  온전한  장막으로  말미암아  염소와  송아지의  피로  아니하고  오직  자기  피로  영원한  속죄를  이루사  단번에  성소에  들어가셨느니라”  하였다.
(Hebrews 9:11-12)  “But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation.  He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.”
유대나라에  세워진  지상의  성전은  사람의  눈으로  볼  수  있고  사람의  손으로  만져볼  수도  있다.   그러나  하늘의  성소는  이세상의  속된  인간의  눈으로  볼  수도  없고  부정한  손으로는  만져볼  수도  없는  거룩한  성전이기  때문에  있다,  없다  상상조차도  못할  것이다.
The earthly temple in the Jewish nation is visible and tangible.  However, the heavenly sanctuary is a holy place that cannot be seen by the eyes of the worldly-minded man nor touched by unclean hands so one cannot even imagine whether it exists or not.
요한계시록  21장  1-4절의  기록한  새  예루살렘  즉  하나님의  장막이  사람들과  함께  있으매  한  이  장막도  사람이  아닌  신령적  건물입니다.   그러면  왜  우리교회에서  주장하는  바  성도들이  교회요  14만  4천  성도가  새  예루살렘이라고  하였는가?   그  이유는  모든  교회가  생각하기를  건물이  교회요  새  예루살렘이라고  하기  때문에  나는  그것을  좀더  확실하게  알리기  위하여  성도가  모이면  그곳이  교회요  14만  4천이  들어갈  곳이  새  예루살렘이라고  분명하게  증거한  것이다.
Revelation 21:1-4 records that the New Jerusalem or tabernacle of God is with the people, and this tabernacle is not a person but a divine building.  So why are we claiming that saints are the church and 144,000 saints are the New Jerusalem?  Because every church thinks that a building is church or New Jerusalem but I want to make it clear that church is where saints are gathered and the New Jerusalem is where 144,000 saints will enter.
그러나  하늘에  새  예루살렘성은  14만  4천  성도가  생기기전에  예수님께서  지어  놓으신  것이다.  기록된  바
But the heavenly New Jerusalem was built by Jesus before the 144,000 saints existed.  It is written:
(히  8장  1-2절)  “이제  하는  말의  중요한  것은  이러한  대제사장이  우리에게  있는  것이라  그가  하늘에서  위엄의  보좌  우편에  앉으셨으니  성소와  참  장막에  부리는  자라  이  장막은  주께서  베푸신  것이요  사람이  한  것이  아니니라”
(Hebrews 8:1-2)  “Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being.”
주께서  베푸신  이  장막은  지상사업  마치고  천년이  지난  후에  하늘에서  내려올  것을  보이신것이다.
This tabernacle built by the Lord will come down from heaven after one thousand years after the completion of earthly missions.

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  • Hebrews 9: 11-12 …it does refers to the church of Christ ‘Zion’ ..and yesterday I went there because one of my friend was about to baptized and when I had a chance I was looking at the pictures that was hanging at the wall. And I saw how they baptized after that they write your name in the book of life. II am confused . All theteachings I could understand but I just can’t accept the Heavenly Mother and Ahn Sang Hongnim ..They even pray in his name..