Correct understanding of the Bible and Shinchonji

• “Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” (2Pe 1:20-21)

• “… speaking of these things in all his letters. Some things in these letters are hard to understand, things the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they also do to the rest of the scriptures.” (2Pe 3:16)

Many churches have claimed that 666, the number of the beast’s name, represents a bar code. They theorize about the rapture, saying that churches and believers will be lifted up to the sky. They create these theories and make these claims to explain 1Th 4, which says, “Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” They lecture about why the seven heads and the beast with ten horns symbolize the seven most powerful countries in the world and the ten biggest countries of the European Union. They are not making these claims because they have received the spirit; their claims are false testimonies based on their own thoughts.

At 11 p.m. on March 12, 2008, I watched a video that had many Christians talking about the events of the end times. The video had several clips based on Revelation, and it gave a general survey of the way Christians generally think about the end times (including 666, the rapture, and the beast with seven heads and ten horns). The video clips describing the events of Revelation were based only on peoples’ imaginations. The actual events of Revelation are different. It is wrong for people who did not see or hear the physical fulfillment of Revelation to make any such claims.

Jesus ate the sealed scroll of God, which was spoken of through Isaiah (Isa 29:9-13; Hab 2:2-3; Eze 1-3). After God told Jesus where to go and what to say, Jesus obeyed accordingly (Mt 15:24). Therefore, Jesus was the only person who saw and heard the words of God’s Old Testament scroll. Because Jesus as the only one to understand its prophecies and witness its physical fulfillment, he was the only one who could testify about them (Jn 3:31-34; Jn 19:30). There were so many pastors and believers at the time of the first coming, but they did not understand this idea. They persecuted Jesus as a heretic instead of acknowledging his testimony as the truth. Their ignorance proved that they did not have the ears to hear what the spirit spoke to them. The time of the first coming was the “end times” for the Law, the prophecies, prophets, and even Physical Israel. Jesus opened a new spiritual era as he sowed the seed of the gospel of heaven. Hence, how could the will of the priests of the day be the same as the will of Jesus?

The New Testament (Revelation), which contains prophecies about the events of the Lord’s second coming, also mentions a scroll sealed with seven seals in God’s right hand. No one in heaven, on earth, or under the earth is able to read or look inside it (Rev 5:1-4). There is an appointed time when God and Jesus will open this book and proclaim its contents to the world. No one is able to understand the scroll before that appointed time arrives. Anyone who claims to know the contents of the scroll before that time is a lawbreaker with a heretical testimony. Just like the Old Testament, the sealed scroll in the New Testament is given to Jesus after the enemy of God captures God’s chosen people. Jesus takes the scroll, breaks all seven seals (Rev 6, Rev 8:1-2), and gives the scroll to the angel in Rev 10. The angel gives it to the chosen pastor and tells him to eat it, just like what was prophesied in Eze 3. The chosen pastor carries out his mission according to the commands he receives telling him where to go and what to say. This promised pastor carries out the same task as Jesus, who received the scroll at the first coming. The Old and New Testaments each have designated pastors who eat and proclaim the words of the open scroll (Rev 10). Furthermore, they both establish a place for all the nations to go and worship God (Rev 10, 15). Today’s believers should not make the same mistakes as the people at the time of the first coming who lacked perception and understanding. We must believe the Bible and act according to it; we must make the Bible our way and our teacher.

In the time of the first coming, all of Israel denounced Jesus as a heretic and eventually killed him. Today, in the same way, the entire country of Korea is trying to destroy Shinchonji by calling it a cult. Despite all their attempts, the revealed words of the open scroll are coming from Shinchonji. I testify with absolute certainty that Shinchonji is the only place where the Bible has been completely mastered. Believers must first verify whether this claim is true. When God sent Jesus, he gave people the word of life through one person. God carried out his work of judgment through Jesus as well (Jn 5:22-24). Believing in this one person was the only way to obey will of God (Jn 6:40). In the same way, Jesus’ will in the New Testament is for all people to believe that the word of life and the authority of judgment all belong to the one person who has received the open scroll (Rev 10; Rev 2:26-27).