Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 23, 2012
The World Mission Society Church of God (General Pastor Joo-Cheol Kim) carries out the “Worldwide Blood Drive to Give Life Through the Love of the Passover 2012” in Korea and every country of the world to save patients who are in critical condition due to blood shortage.
The Church of God stated the purpose of the event, “We hold blood drives to commemorate the sacred birth of God Ahnsahnghong who came to the earth a second time and to save lives in critical condition due to blood shortage, following the example of the love of God who gives eternal life to mankind through the New Covenant Passover,” and added, “We want to alert people to a trend to make light of human life and to lead the world to share the love of God.”
In Korea, the blood drive will be carried out in order throughout the country. In the case of overseas churches, about 2,200 Churches of God in 170 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa where the Church of God is established, will perform it. The Church said, “It will continue until April 5th on which the 2012 Passover Assembly is held.”
The Church of God will provide its church buildings which are located in important places worldwide as temporary places for blood donation. In some regions, the members will visit a blood center, a blood donation center of the Red Cross or a university hospital to donate blood. The members of the Church of God will not only take part in the blood donation but also inform the importance of blood donation by conducting a blood donation campaign extensively and leading their neighbors to participate in it, too.
In the case of the Unites States, the blood drive is being held in the Nation’s Capitol of Washington, D.C. at the Eastern Market North Hall with Inova Blood Donor Services on March 25, 2012 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. In this blood drive, they invite the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia communities to take action and stand united donating blood under the organization of their choice competing to raise most blood. In addition, the Church of God will display its history and accomplishments in Washington, D.C. to the public during this event with musical performances and smiles on every face.
The worldwide blood drive of the Church of God will give great help to the patients suffering from incurable diseases such as leukemia or cancer, and the patients who need urgent blood transfusion due to sudden accident. Additionally, they will contribute greatly to expanding the base of blood donation by destroying negative view on blood donation.
While the Church of God carries out the “Blood Drive to Give Life Through the Love of the Passover,” they will prepare the Passover 2012, and will conduct worldwide cleanup campaign as well.
The Passover of the new covenant, which the Church regards as important, is the day when Jesus Christ promised the forgiveness of sins and eternal life to those who have bread and wine representing His flesh and blood; Jesus established this new covenant on the night before He was crucified 2,000 years ago.
Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Church of God keeps the Passover by eating bread and drinking wine in the evening of the 14th day of the first month in the sacred calendar every year. As its name imparts, the Church says that disasters pass over those who keep the Passover. It originated from the Exodus when the Israelites were protected from the disaster by putting the blood of the lamb on the sides and tops of the door frames of their houses.
The Church of God believes that Christ Ahnsahnghong is God in the age of the Holy Spirit because he restored the Passover of the new covenant, which was abolished at the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 after Jesus ascended. The Church of God says that it is the only church in the world, which keeps the Passover of the new covenant, following the regulations of the Bible on the correct day. This year, the Passover falls on April 5.
The Church of God keeps the seven feasts in three times according to the Bible including the Resurrection Day and the Feast of Tabernacles as well as the Passover, and it is known as the church that follows every regulation of the new covenant—the Sabbath, Baptism and the regulation on veil.
Prentessa Brown, Media Relations