News – Cleanup Campaign
Newspaper : Kyungdoilbo (Korea) Date : 06-03-2012 Writer : Han Dong-heon
‘Saving the Earth Environment Getting Sick’ Whole World Participates in
World Mission Society Church of God ‘The Earth Environment Cleanup Campaign’
A Part of ‘2012 Worldwide Events for Greeting the Passover’, 150 Countries Participate
The Earth Environment Cleanup Campaign is taking effect to cure the earth getting sick in 150 countries including Korea altogether. That is ‘2012 Worldwide Earth Environment Cleanup Campaign for Greeting the Passover’ which World Mission Society Church of God(General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol) conducts.
Church of God explained the object of this cleanup campaign “to practice love of the Passover of the New Covenant which 2nd Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong restored” and “to protect lives of human beings from environmental disasters by informing people the seriousness of global warming and environmental pollution and arousing sympathy and participation of them.”
In Korea, Church of God of each region takes the lead in and conducts cleanup in all sides of nation successively. In foreign countries, the cleanup campaign will be held coincidentally in 2200 places, 150 countries where Church of God is, starting USA to North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa. The church said, “we are going to keep up this campaign to 5th, Apr. when is ‘2012 the Sacred Assembly of the Passover’.
The cleanup activities take effect freely in the center or outskirts of city like mountain, river, beach, park, relics and street under the feature and need of each country and region. The families, relatives, neighbors who are usually interested in environmental problems as well as Church of God’s saints will participate in the campaign together.
Moreover, they are going to make progress connected with government and public offices like city hall and public community center, so it seems that they will greatly contribute to spread interest in environment of the earth and attention to environmental pollution. ···(omit)···
Church of God has concentrate special love and interest on protection of earth’s environment that is the grounds of human beings’ lives from early and has constantly practice cleanup of mountain, river, beach, park, and street for a long time.
As the church, cleanup activities they conducted for about 10 years from 2001 to 2012 reach 1272 except for small-scale activities which wasn’t counted. They have conducted enormous cleanup activities more than average 100 every year. These activities of Church of God are being commented favorably as giving help to change citizens’ environmental awareness in the world as well as purifying the polluted earth.
|The Passover of the New Covenant
The Passover of the New Covenant which Church of God values much of is the day Jesus Christ promised the forgiveness of the sins and eternal life to those who eat the bread and the wine which represent his flesh and blood when is the evening of the last day before he was crucified 2000 years ago.
Church of God keeps the Passover eating the bread and drinking the wine at the evening on 14th, Jan. in the Sacred Calendar(the calendar of Jews) every year following the teaching of Jesus Christ. The name of ‘Passover’ means ‘disasters go over and across.’ This originated that Israelites were protected from disaster by putting the blood of the lamb on the sides and tops of the doorframes at the time of Exodus.
Church of God believes in Ahnsahnghong as God the Holy Spirit who restored the Passover abolished on the council of Nicea, 325 A.D. by the people after death of Jesus Christ. As the Church of God, the church which keeps the Passover of the new covenant as the date and the rules written in the Bible is only Church of God in the world. The Passover of 2012 is 5th, Apr.
Meanwhile, Church of God is known to the church which keeps 3 times 7 feasts including the Passover, the Day of resurrection and the Feast of Tabernacle and all regulations of new covenant like the Sabbath, the Baptism and the teaching of the veil as written in the Bible.