Main reference: Rv 21
(송구영신: Ringing out the old and ringing in the new year)
Who are the people of religion that became corrupt, and what is the new era?
As it is written in the Bible, there was a new era in each of the eras within the 6,000 years of God’s work. In every era, the people of the world, the unbelievers, knew. However, the people of religion who became corrupt could not perceive. The true will of religion (scripture) is disregarded, and only religious authority remains. This is corruption. Hence, a new era has come.
As a result of the corruption of Adam’s world, the era of Noah opened; as a result of the corruption of Noah’s world, the era of Abraham opened; and as a result of the corruption of Physical Israel, the new era of Jesus’ Spiritual Israel opened.
The Bible (New Testament) promises us that, again, Spiritual Israel will become corrupt and be destroyed, and a new Israel (New Spiritual Israel) will appear (Rv 6, 7). It is also written that this Word must be preached to the whole world, to the ends of the earth, as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Mt 24:14). Jesus promised in advance that the fruit from the seed planted at the First Coming will be gathered at this time to create and establish God’s new kingdom (Mt 13:30, 21:43).
This promise has fulfilled Today in the Republic of Korea, the nation situated at the very end of Asia, the land of the East. Jesus told the New Testament prophecies in advance, so that when they fulfill, we can see them and believe (Jn 14:29). Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies at the First Coming, but the Physical Israelites who became corrupt could not believe in the fulfillment, because they did not have the Old Testament prophecies in their hearts. Likewise, today, those who have become corrupt and do not have the New Testament prophecies in their hearts cannot believe in the fulfillment of the New Testament. Regardless, the Word of God, in other words, the prophecy, is unchanging. God will fulfill according to the prophecies without adding to or subtracting from them. When the prophecies fulfill, the reality, the physical entities, appear accordingly. The physical entities become the evidence that the prophecies have fulfilled.
One era ends due to its corruption. When a new era (송구영신: The favorable season of ringing out the old and ringing in the new year) comes, what happens to the churches and their members? Where is the place they have to go to? At this time, if one follows his pastors who became corrupt, he will receive judgment. Also, at this time, one will hear the news about the harvest, which is the news that the promises in the Bible are fulfilling. It is the voice of God’s messenger. The one who believes in the promise of the planting of the seed and harvest will rejoice when he hears this news.
What kind of era is the era that disappears because of its corruption, as promised in the New Testament? To know this, one must first believe in the words that are recorded in the Scriptures. It is written in Hebrews 8 (verse 13) that what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.
Catholicism was established in Jesus’ name (Peter was invited to be the priest). When it became corrupt, divisions occurred, and the Christian churches emerged thereafter. The Christian churches also became corrupt and split into hundreds of denominations. The Christian Council of Korea (CCK) established seminary schools that receive funds, but Shincheonji established seminary (mission) centers that teach at no cost, as written in the Bible (Mt 10:8, Rv 22:17). However, CCK labels the seminary centers as cults. Which of the two has done according to the will of God? Look into the Bible.
CCK purchases and sells its chairman’s position, and pastors easily obtain the pastoral certificates with money. Would there be a righteous believer under pastors as these?
They value money and authority more than a walk in faith. This is corruption. There is no Word in the hearts of the corrupted, neither is the holy spirit of God. What is in them? They are filled with immorality. They consider those who do not belong to them as cults. They consider those who leave them after seeing this immorality as cults too. How can God remain still as He looks upon this?
God and Jesus knew about this reality, so they spoke of the end of age in advance in the New Testament and fulfilled it Today at the appointed time. They recorded clearly in Matthew 24, Revelation 6, and Revelation 21. Look! The one who has eyes but cannot see, and has a heart but does not perceive, is blind, and he is dead. How can he possibly have any sensitivity? Even if someone were to carry an elixir of life and cry out, yet one cannot hear, isn’t he deaf? Look at Revelation 3:15-18. And repent.
Just like the time of Adam, the time of Lot, and the time of Jesus’ first coming, the reason one cannot perceive and believe is that he does not have the promise in his heart, and he is not aware of his own corruption. Today is the same. At this time, if one knows about the corruption of his denomination, he must obey the Word of God to receive salvation.
<2 Corinthians 6:14-18>
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 18 “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
It is written in the Bible that God, heaven, Jesus, and the spirits of the dead flesh (spirits of martyrs) will come to this earth. To the new era of Shincheonji, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, and to the one who overcomes (Rv 3:12, Rv 21). They do not come to the previous world (Rv 6), but to the newly created era of New Testament’s Revelation. Do not believe in the words of the false pastors who became corrupt. They (God, heaven, Jesus, spirits) come to the promised kingdom of the sealed Twelve Tribes. This is the promise of the New Testament.
Today, the Christianity in our country is under Calvin’s Presbyterianism. Like King Solomon who bowed to the gentile gods during the Old Testament era, they bowed and offered praise to the Japanese gods during the era of Japan. Now, they have divided into two (CCK and Han-gyo-yun) and pass judgment on one another by calling each other a cult. Isn’t this corruption? What is obsolete and aging will disappear; their congregation members are decreasing in number. This is indicating that one era is disappearing.
On the other hand, the rapid growth of Shincheonji in the midst of persecution and sorrow indicates that a new era has arrived. It is also showing that Shincheonji is fulfilling according the Bible.
The one who passes over from the obsolete, aging, and “disappearing world” into the new kingdom of the Twelve Tribes that is being created according to the promise, is the one who takes refuge from the corrupted world. He has obtained the qualifications to receive salvation. Also, to receive salvation, one must keep the commands and prophecies in the New Testament.
When everything in the New Testament fulfills and comes to an end, God will come to the new era of the world of peace and reign (Rv 19:6).