Roughly 3,500 years ago, a man named Moses appeared in Egypt (Ex 2). Many people followed him because God was with Moses (Ex 3). Those who followed Moses were all believers. Moses was harshly persecuted by the Egyptians and by gentiles from other nations who did not believe in God (Ex 7; Ex 17). Roughly 2,000 years ago, a man named Jesus appeared in the nation of Israel (Mt 1). Many people followed Jesus because God was with him (Mt 3; Mt 21). This is why Jesus was intensely persecuted by many Israelites (Mt 27; Jn 8). Another 2,000 years have passed since that time. Now, a man named Manhee Lee has appeared in the nation of Korea. Because the spirit of the Counselor―the one who comes in the name of the Lord and speaks on his behalf―is with Manhee Lee (Jn 14; Jn 16), many believers follow him. This is why he is being persecuted by a great number of people in Korea (Rv 11; Rv 16).
If these men were ordinary they would not have been persecuted; ordinary men are not persecuted. They were persecuted because of the presence of the spirit of God with them. Religion was created by God in heaven. The book of scriptures of true religion is the book of God; it contains the will of God (2 Tm 3:16; 2 Pt 1:21; Gal 1:11-12). No one can carry out a proper life of faith according to the will of God without mastering his book and his will. The lives of faith that people carry out without knowing the will of God are carried out based on their own understanding. Anyone who carries out this kind of life of faith is not a believer who belongs to God, the founder of religion. It is only when God comes and reveals the meaning of the divine scriptures that we can truly understand the meaning of his book. Books people wrote after having studied the scriptures on their own simply present their author’s opinions (Ez 13:1-3).
The Bible says that God is the word, and Jesus, the son of God, is also the word (Jn 1:1-5; 1Jn 1:1-3). The one who has mastered the scriptures is the word made flesh (Jn 1:14; Rv 10) and truly knows the path. Those who walk without knowing the proper path have not mastered the word (i.e. the way). The testimony of God differs from the testimonies of men (Is 55:8-9). True believers who have mastered the word (i.e. the way) are persecuted because their testimonies come from God. The true meaning of the scriptures differs from a human understanding of the scriptures. True believers who have mastered the word are persecuted because they speak about the true meaning of the scriptures. No one in heaven, or on earth, or under the earth knows the meaning of God’s prophecies (Rv 5:1-4). We are able to understand the meaning when God comes and makes it known to us (Jn 14:26; 1 Cor 2:10; Rv 10).
We in SCJ declare that we have mastered the scriptures and have been testifying about the physical fulfillment of God’s prophecies. You can only truly understand what it is we have if you come and verify for yourself whether our claims are true. Regardless of whether people believe in our testimony, we will still proclaim God’s will, God’s word, and the physical fulfillment of his word (Ez 3:11). We earnestly pray that you will understand and believe in our testimony so that you will attain heaven and eternal life.