Main reference: The Old and the New Testament (Summary)
God, who created the heavens, the earth, and all things in the universe, also created Adam from the dust and breathed into him the breath of life. He then gave him the world to rule over (Gn 1, 2). Adam, who had inherited all of creation, was deceived by the serpent, a created being (Rv 20:2, 12:9). The breath of life in him died, and he himself also went back to the dust (Gn 3).
After this, God found and set up Noah in place of Adam, and wiped out with the flood Adam’s world that sinned.
Noah’s world, (the world of Ham and Canaan) sinned as Adam did. Thus, God set up Moses and wiped out Canaan’s world (Noah’s world). Moses’ world of Israel, however, also sinned during King Solomon (refer to 1 Kgs 11) and King Hezekiah’s reign (refer to 2 Kgs 18:13-16, 20:12-18, Is 39), so God chose and set up Jesus, and ended Physical Israel.
God fulfilled Old Testament through Jesus (Jn 19:30), and prophesied of what he would do in the future. This is the New Testament (the new covenant) (Mt 26:26-29, Lk 22:14-20).
In every era, God always promised ahead and then fulfilled the promise. He promised through the Old Testament prophets and fulfilled the promises through Jesus at the First Coming. This became the gospel of the kingdom of heaven. He said that the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. He also said that it will be at that time that he fulfills what he promised (Mt 24:14, 24:29-31).
This New Testament that is to be fulfilled (revealed) has been preached for two thousand years; and as of today, it has been preached in the whole world. All believers must ready themselves in remembrance of the promise as “the day” (refer to Mt 7:21-23, 24:29-44, 25:1-13) draws near. If one becomes unobservant and forgets the promise Jesus made with his blood in the New Testament, the words of Luke 18:8 – “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” – will apply to that person.
God’s prophecies in the New Testament are to be fulfilled for certain. Unfortunately, in Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taosim, (the three paths of the East) they do not even remember what their prophets have prophesied, but have closed up their hearts, and teach based on their own knowledge and commentaries. Thus, even God’s book of prophecies has become a useless book (to them).
It is when the world is at such a point of corruption that the breath of life from the West reaches to the East as promised (“Seo-gi-dong-rae”), and also at this time, God’s chosen people, Satan, and the promised pastor that shows the true way (i.e. gives the breath of life) appears. These three entities are the betrayers (chosen people), the destroyers (gentile), and the savior (he who overcomes).
Believers living at the end of the age must know these promised entities to attain salvation. At that time, the water of eternal life that the chosen promised pastor brings is real drink for one’s soul; and drinking it will let one live forever. None of Satan’s or worldly pastors would know this. At that time, the worldly pastors come to an end (refer to Rv 12), Satan is sent into the Abyss (Rv 20:1-3), and the true pastor, along with his new chosen people, become the new heaven and new earth (Shinchonji) (Rv 21:1). This is “song-gu-young-shin, ho-see-jeol” (the Korean word meaning “in with the new era of favor, out with the old”), the end of the first heaven and the coming of the new heaven.
God and (spiritual) heaven promised to come in Revelation 4, and did come to the twelve tribes in Revelation 14 (refer to Rv 14:1-5, 3:12). These twelve tribes are the new heaven and new earth, the sealed citizens of heaven. Thus, God and His kingdom come to Shinchonji. His coming to Shinchonji is in accordance with his promise in Revelation 3 to come to the one who overcomes.
What changes take place as God and His kingdom come to Shinchonji, where he who overcomes is?
At the First Coming, Jesus came to this earth and preached about eternal life, and to those who didn’t believe, it aroused controversy (Jn 5, 8:51-59). Jesus’ goal in working here on earth and bearing the cross was also to give eternal life to the people dying from their sins. When the disciples started to grumble about the food that endures to eternal life, Jesus said, “What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life,” (Jn 6:60-63).
After Jesus resurrected from the grave, he said to touch him (Jn 20:24-29); and his disciples saw him ascend in this body to heaven. The angels said that he will return with the body that they (the disciples) saw (Acts 1:9-11). This was to show that a physical body turns into a holy, spiritual body to live forever.
People think that if someone dies after living in this world, the body rots and the spirit goes somewhere. The word that shows the true way, however, says otherwise. To understand this, one must first know why this true way (teaching) was needed. There are things that man cannot know in their own ways; thus, the way of heaven was needed. The way of heaven includes knowing of both the physical and the spiritual world, as well as knowing the reason the way was needed. Apostle Paul, who knew the mysteries of heaven, made known the outcome of the living and the dead. He said that at the last trumpet, the bodies of the dead will perish, but their spirits will be changed into spiritual bodies. He also said that we who are alive will also be changed, and the perishable will clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality (1 Cor 15:51-54) – referring to change into spiritual bodies like Jesus’.
If this isn’t true, one needs to show where Jesus’s dead body is. It is also stated that Moses’ grave is nowhere to be found (Dt 34:5-6). Moses was with Jesus on Mount of Transfiguration. Elijah included, these three people, whose dead bodies were not buried, appeared, looking all the same (in the spiritual bodies) (Mt 17:1-8). Why did the only three people whose bodies were not found on earth appear? Where is it inferring that the bodies of these three are? Or did their physical bodies transfigure as well?
What is the objective and goal of God’s religion? Men dying and perishing are the wages of sin (refer to Rom 6:23, Jas 1:15), so if Adam had not sinned, there would be no dying or perishing. Today, if our sins get washed away by the blood of Jesus, we would not face physical death (refer to Rv 1:5-6). God said that when “that day” comes, “there will be no more pain or suffering or death,” (Rv 21:1-4); he will give life to our mortal bodies (R0m 8:11); and the perishable will cloth itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality (1 Cor 15:51-54). Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” The Jews replied, saying that even Abraham and the prophets died, but to this Jesus replied, “I am not a liar like you, and keep God’s word,” (Jn 8:51-55).
Based on this, we can see whether the believers today also believe in Jesus’ words with their own thinking or not. One who doesn’t believe this is one who doesn’t believe in salvation. Paul said that as we will be changed at the last trumpet, we will not die or perish. Thus, believers must not judge based on their own thinking, but learn the words of the religion of heaven and then decide.
Just like Jesus, we, Shinchonji, do not lie, as we believe in God’s and Jesus’ words (refer to Jn 8).