I saw many Christians saying that they had confidence that they received eternal life. But, when I asked them “The Bible says that those who received eternal life have the testimony. Do you have the testimony?” Most of them admitted that they had never heard about the testimony, but continued to claim that they had eternal life because they had faith. It’s true that we are saved with faith. However, it’s not enough. The Bible also wrote as follows:
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21)
We must do the will of God to be saved. In other words, we cannot be saved with man-made rules such as Sunday service and Christmas. Then, what is the testimony through which we can have confidence that we received eternal life?
Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5:10-12)
Since it’s written “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life”, we must have the Son of God in us. How can we have Jesus in us?
Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. (John 6:53-56)
We must eat and drink the flesh and blood of Jesus to have eternal life. How can we eat and drink his flesh and blood? Jesus established the Passover of the New Covenant through which we can eat and drink his flesh and blood. Therefore, those who keep the Passover have Jesus in them. That is to say, the Passover is the testimony of eternal life. Therefore, Jesus said, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you” (Luke 22:15) and allowed the forgiveness of sins through the Passover.
So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover… While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this [the Passover bread] is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This [The Passover wine] is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:17-28)
Can we receive eternal life and have the forgiveness of sins without keeping the Passover? The principle of redemption through the precious blood of Jesus is contained in the Passover. 2,000 years ago, Jesus made the New Covenant Passover according to the prophecy of the Bible, but the Passover was abolished in 325 AD. In this age, Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the New Covenant which had not been kept for more than 1,600 years. Moreover, no churches except the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) observe the Passover of the New Covenant today. They insist that they do not need to keep the Passover any longer because it’s the feast of the Old Testament. But, the Church of God celebrates the Passover of the New Testament, not the Passover of the Old Testament. Jesus kept the Passover and the disciples and apostles also kept this feast (1 Corinthians 5:7-8; 1 Corinthians 11:20-26.)
In addition, those who keep the Passover can be protected from disasters because the Son of Man remains in them. The feast name “Passover” has the meaning that disasters would pass over (Exodus 12:13.) The Passover is essential for our salvation. The goal of our faith is to receive the salvation of our souls. We must do the will of God and observe the Passover to enter the kingdom of heaven.