"Kristen sekt i Sydkorea ny oroshärd för virusspridning" - What is Shincheonji?
"PEKING. Antalet smittade i covid-19 stiger snabbt i Sydkorea. I landet har nu 156 personer testat positivt för viruset. Det är fler än i något annat land utanför Kina. En stor del av fallen kan härledas till en kristen sekt i den sydöstra staden Daegu." DN
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Question: "What is Shincheonji? Is it a cult?"
Answer: Shincheonji, sometimes spelled “Shinchonji” or abbreviated as SCJ, is a pseudo-Christian religion primarily practiced in South Korea. The religion’s official name is “Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony.” It was created by Lee Man-Hee in the 1980s and currently claims just under 200,000 adherents. The word Shincheonji itself is a combination of the Korean terms for “new,” “heaven,” and “earth.” The group has been criticized for shallow, academically weak teachings, taking an extremely figurative view of biblical texts, a cult-like atmosphere, and its members’ involvement in various social, civil, and legal troubles.
The sect’s twisting of Scripture has actually inspired several anti-Shincheonji task forces. Some are run by church groups, others by organizations like newspapers and television stations. The general Korean strategy for opposing Shincheonji uses social and internet media to discourage people from joining it. These materials also warn people about evangelism efforts that seem Christian but are actually coming from a Shincheonji group. Many Christian churches in South Korea actively work to keep their members from being dragged into Shincheonji’s aberrant theology.
The Shincheonji church is very active in cultural and volunteer efforts. The church runs several social-action organizations which disguise their relationship to Shincheonji teachings. One of their more famous events is an Olympics-style athletics festival.
The word cult is controversial and can be difficult to define. By the most common use of the term, however, it would be fair to consider Shincheonji a very large, very successful cult. The group is headed by a single, charismatic leader, Lee Man-Hee, who claims to have a special ability to interpret the Bible. When challenged about his authority, Lee can be evasive, but he frequently implies that he is immortal and that salvation requires faith in him, rather than in Jesus Christ. In fact, Lee’s Shincheonji church teaches that the Bible is primarily composed of metaphors, and he alone has the spiritual gift for correctly interpreting them.
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----There is probably no religious group that is more faithful than the Jehovah’s Witnesses at getting their message out. Unfortunately, the message is full of distortions, deceptions, and false doctrine. May God open the eyes of the Jehovah’s Witnesses to the truth of the gospel and the true teaching of God’s Word.