The Korea Christian world also alleges that Shincheonji’s founder Pastor Man Hee Lee, overcomes the believers and hides his true identity when evangelizing and brainwashes the people with Shincheonji’s their teachings
In just over a year, 100,000 people graduated after completing a Bible study in Shincheonji this is an unprecedented phenomenon that is taking place globally.
Due of the corruption and the secularization of today’s religious world, a number of people are coming to Shincheonji to study the Bible and fill their spiritual needs. Although there is a decrease in the number of people who identify themselves with a religion worldwide
However there is a rare phenomenon of 100,000 people streaming into a church called Shincheonji, church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (a newly rising denomination in the Republic of Korea) in a short time of a year.
On November 10th 2019, Shincheonji held a graduation with 100,000 graduates that completed a 6-month free Bible study course offered by Shincheonji in order to be registered as a church member
The graduation took place in the province of Gyeonggi-do with a total of 101,286 people who graduating after studying the Bible in its entirety. Approximately 50,000 were present and the rest were in a live stream broadcast in their respective cities.
Having 100,000 graduates is equivalent to having 100 churches of 1,000 congregation members, which is greatly different from the drastic fall of the number of congregation members seen globally in the world of religion; this makes Shincheonji the only place in the world where 100,000 people come after completing an in-depth Bible study.
A survey conducted on the 100,000 graduates showed that 41.7% were believers practicing their faith under pre-existing denominations such as Protestantism, Catholicism, among others and this was attributed to Shincheonji’s “sublime teaching of the Word.”
One of the graduates A graduate said, “In a traditional church, I was not able to fill my spiritual hunger; however, in Shincheonji I was able to fill it with the words of the Bible and understand a clear purpose of my life as a Christian,”
He added “numerous people are leaving their churches due to the corruption and secularization that is prevalent in many churches today, but Shincheonji helps believers to have a logical and a clear understanding of what it means to be reborn with the Word and that’s why I chose Shincheonji.”
However the Christian world of the Republic of Korea has labelled Shincheonji and its teaching of the Revelation fulfillment a “cult” since its founding in 1984
The Korea Christian world also alleges that Shincheonji’s founder Pastor Man Hee Lee, overcomes the believers and hides his true identity when evangelizing and brainwashes the people with Shincheonji’s their teachings which the church refutes as false accusations.
One of the graduate stated, “For the past 6 months of Bible study, I wanted to prove if it’s true that Shincheonji makes people quit jobs, divorce, and leave their homes, and I realized that those were false rumors and far from the truth. I am thankful that I had a chance to study the Bible for the past 6 months and to see for myself that Shincheonji’s teaching of the Bible is biblical and logical.”
The people of Christianity in the Republic of Korea responded to the rapid growth of Shincheonji by saying, “Everyone in the world of religion must repent for becoming entangled with the world, interfering with politics, and losing trust of believers. It seems that those who want to carry out a genuine life of faith wandered off and ended up in Shincheonji.”
However, Shincheonji states that 95% of those who chose to come to Shincheonji using the survey done on graduates it’s because of the excellent teaching of the Bible. Shincheonji teaches the Bible in its entirety from the book of Genesis to Revelation in half a year, and the greatest difference between traditional churches and Shincheonji is the only place that teaches the fulfillment of the prophecies of Revelation.
The graduation will be the starting point of Shincheonji’s continuous growth. Because the 100,000 graduates have fulfilled a 100% evangelism rate and currently there are over 200,000 people that are studying the Bible in Shincheonji and if Shincheonji continues to grow at this pace, it will reach a million congregation members in a period of 3 years which will change the status quo of the religious world.