The Identity of the Betrayers

Main reference: Jude, 2 Pt 2

How can we know the identity of the betrayers?

The book of Jude is the last of the New Testament Epistles. Jude was a brother of James, which makes him one of Jesus’ five brothers (Ju 1:1; Mt 13:55).

The motive behind writing this Epistle was to urge people to contend for the faith and to make known the identity of those who change the grace of God into a license for immortality, and of those who deny Jesus (Ju 1:3-4).

Jude first makes references to the angels who betrayed to explain about these betrayers in the physical realm. He likened such people unto unreasoning animals (Ju 1:5-10). In Ju 1:11, the explanation continues referring to Cain and Balaam who betrayed. It says in verses 17-19 that those people are the men who divide them, who follow mere natural instincts, and do not have the spirit. Jude also urged us to remember what the apostles foretold us.

This is how Jude referred to those who deny the Lord and deceive the believers in verse 4.

Peter, one of Jesus’ best disciples, also talked about the angels who betrayed in 2Peter 2, and then made known the identity of deceivers, referring to the example of Balaam who betrayed. Regarding Balaam who betrayed, Peter stated, “A man is a slave to whatever has mastered him,” (2Pt 2:19). He continued on saying, “If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: ‘A dog returns to its vomit,’ and, ‘A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud,’ ” (2Pt 2:20-22).

In addition to these explanations, Jesus said in Mt 12:43-45, “When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house (a man) I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.” Jesus demonstrated how this wicked generation will be like this. In fact, this was an explanation concerning the betrayers today.

God showed to Zechariah Satan standing at the side of Joshua (Zec 3:1). In the same way, the betrayer that the main reference chapter is talking about had been once with Satan before he came to Shincheonji, the kingdom promised in the New Testament. When he was anointed at Shincheonji, Satan left him, and the angel of God stayed with him just as he did to Joshua in Zec 3. The angel of God, however, left him when he left his position of authority and abandoned his home, Shincheonji; to form a sect like Cain and Balaam and betrayed by forsaking the way of righteousness. Due to such actions of betrayal, Satan who had been with him in the past takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself and goes into him. For this reason, the man carries out actions seven times more wicked than his previous actions. If anyone wants to verify this, please take a look at the actions of those who left Shincheonji. Then it will be clearly made known.

Peter refers to such betrayers as dogs and sows. Just as stated in 2Pt 2:19-22, betrayers return to their old places (old churches), and they dwell there. They accept the lies, which they had once eaten in the past and vomited out. If these are their actions, they are no different from dogs and sows, aren’t they? They left their positions of authority and abandoned their own home. They formed a sect and returned to their old places to reside. They are eating old things (lies) once again. They have accepted the old demons and have become their slaves to sabotage Shincheonji. These actions are identical to the actions recorded in the word.

Jesus stated in Jn 12:48, “That very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.” Furthermore, it says in Rv20:12, “The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.” People must reflect their actions upon the Bible and know between righteousness and wickedness. In doing so, people will know the identity of the righteous and the betrayers.

The believers who have their hope in heaven must use the Bible as a standard in carrying out their life of faith. Heaven is not a place to where anyone can just go. It is only those who are promised (those who are harvested, sealed, and registered in the 12 tribes) that can go to heaven. Those who deny the unprecedented fulfillment of Revelation and the work of harvest are like the serpents, the Pharisees (Mt 23:33). Denying such work becomes proof that he is a pastor of Satan.

Shincheonji is the world of the new heaven created after the end of the corrupt world of the first heaven. We in Shincheonji are a new, reborn creation who will receive the inheritance of God as his children.