Elementary Teachings and Maturity

Main references: Heb 6 and 1 Cor 13

What (where) are the elementary teachings? What (where) is maturity?
Teachings refer to God’s word. The elementary teachings refer to the Mosaic Law, the fulfillment of the Old Testament during Jesus’ first coming, and the figurative prophecies.

The scripture records, “Let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment” (Heb 6:1-2). The scripture also says, “For we know in part and we prophecy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Cor 13:9-12).

Our hope as believers is to go to heaven and God. The only path to go to heaven and God is to go through Jesus, who is way, truth, and life (Jn 14:6). Hosea records that God desires acknowledgment of God rather than sacrifice or burnt offerings (Hos 6:6). Jesus also said, no one knows the father except those who receive the revelation (Mt 11:27). Furthermore, God spoke about how His people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge (Hos 4:6).

What we must believe in is the New Testament, more than the Old Testament. The Old Testament already passed away, but the New Testament is coming, and as a matter of fact, it is being fulfilled today. One of the reasons why the Physical Israelites did not believe, even though the Old Testament was fulfilled, was because they only knew and kept the Mosaic Law. They believed the law but they rejected the faith that should be revealed. The law, however, was a tutor which was put in charge to lead saints to Christ.

What we must believe is the prophecy and its fulfillment at the time of the fulfillment. Even if someone believes in the New Testament prophecy without believing in its fulfillment, their faith is futile. At the first coming, Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament (Jn 19:30), but the Physical Israelites did not believe. The Israelites believed in and put the words of their own pastors above the promises of God. How can they be acknowledged as true believers?

We (Christians) all believe in Jesus. The words Jesus spoke are the promises (new covenant) he asked us to believe. The physical embodiment of the words of the Old Testament appeared in flesh at the first coming. Likewise, the physical embodiment of the prophecy in the New Testament will also appear at the second coming. The betrayers, destroyers, and the savior recorded in the New Testament will all appear.

When the scripture says we need to leave the elementary teachings and go on to maturity, “the maturity” refers to the place which has the physical realities of the fulfillment of the prophecy. Prophecy was given to us so that when it happens, we will believe (Jn 14:29). When the events take place, their physical realities appear. If the prophecy is compared to a dream, then its physical fulfillment is compared to a reality.

One does not attain salvation just by superficially saying, “I believe.” The one who truly believes is someone who believes in the word which asks us to flee to the mountains when seeing the destroyer standing in the holy place, and actually flees according to that very word. Furthermore, a person who does this is the one who leaves the elementary teachings. As the prophecy is fulfilled, one can see the betrayers, destroyers, and the savior at the place of maturity, the location where people can see face to face.

What Jesus and Apostle Paul talked about in the New Testament is to leave the elementary teachings. Heaven, the sealed twelve tribes, is found in the place of maturity. Just as Paul mentioned, current believers in this world are dwelling in the elementary teachings, and they do not have the faith that should be revealed (refer to Rv 5:1-3). There is no one who can attain salvation with their current life of faith (refer to Rv 22:18-19).
Among the words Jesus spoke to the crowds, Jesus only explained the meanings of the parables to those who belonged to God. Jesus, however, only spoke in parables to outsiders who were not permitted to understand them. Jesus said, if one does not know the parables, they are an outsider, and they are unable to receive forgiveness of their sins (Mk 4:10-13).

He also stated that if one adds to and/or subtracts from Revelation, which is the promise written in parables, they will not attain salvation (Rv 22:18-19). All the pastors on earth have added to and/or subtracted from the prophecy. (Ask yourself) In a situation like this, who really has a right to call someone a heretic?

It is only one person (Jesus) who opens Revelation and fulfills it (Rv 6). It is also only given to one person (the New John) to testify (Rv 10). This New John is the promised pastor who has seen the physical fulfillment of the entire book of Revelation. Arrogant people have received authority and degrees of doctorates of divinity from men, and they testify about Revelation according to their own thoughts. They are nothing but the ones who are conducting lawlessness. They are unable to testify about the physical fulfillment of Revelation. They are the pastors of the devil who give the false wine, the wine of adulteries.

All believers must leave the elementary teachings. Without adding or subtracting from Revelation, everyone must come to the place where it is being fulfilled. They must see and believe in the maturity, and become the born again chosen people. Shincheonji’s twelve tribes are God’s promised kingdom. It is the place where God dwells. It is a place never before created, where one can find the testimony of the fulfillment of the book of Revelation and receive the revelation, which is the eternal gospel. It is the promised new heaven and new earth, Shincheonji. It is also the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, the city of the highest truth in the 6,000 years of biblical history of mankind.

Whoever wishes let them come and drink the water of life, just as it says in Revelation 22:17 and they will attain eternal life.