Main references: Dt 18:18-22 (Rv 21 ~ 22)
Who gave each religion, and how is the content of each religious scripture different from another? Also, is there any clear evidence to find the content of that scripture trustworthy?
I saw and heard the things of heaven by the guidance of the Spirit and the revelation from heaven, just like how Apostle Paul (Gal 1) and Apostle John (Rv 1 ~ 22) did. I also collected, studied, and compared scriptures of various religions from numerous countries, transcending borders, races, and religions—all for the sake of cessation of war and establishment of peace here on earth. Even though the names, the scriptures, the contents, and the actions (religious practices) of religions are all different, all religions are consistent in claiming that they believe in God. Furthermore, each religion claims to have received its own revelation. However, the contents of their testimonies and their actions show that their gods and beliefs, in fact, are not one and the same.
True religion is the teaching of the Holy Spirit (성신, 聖神), and it is given by the revelation of God. However, there are two types of spirits; there is the true God and there is the spirit of Satan (= devil = dragon, Rv 12:9; 20:2), which is a created being that became an evil spirit from masquerading himself as God due to his pride, only to be banished from heaven.
People of faith in the physical world are led by the spirits of their respective religions, and they receive revelations from either God’s Spirit or Satan’s spirit (Jer 14:14-18). However, if what they proclaim does not take place or come true, it amounts to nothing (Dt 18:22). The spirit of the devil, that is, Satan, is the spirit of temptation and deception.
The Christian Bible, made up of 66 books, contains a beginning and an end. It is recorded with a clear content of 6,000 years of well-defined spiritual and physical genealogies, multiple prophecies and their fulfillments, the detailed events of the past, the present, and the future, and the prophecies regarding the promised pastor who is to come, recorded by the prophets of the past. There are three core contents written in the Bible regarding what has happened in the past and what will be fulfilled, which are the events of betrayal, destruction, and salvation. All of these things are recorded in the Bible in detail.
Siddhartha and Confucius were knowledgeable individuals indeed, but the content of their testimonies simply meant that Jesus will come as a savior. They were not the pastors (shepherds) promised through the prophets of the old, nor were they pastors whom God chose. Siddhartha sought after the Creator by his own will to find the answer to life, aging, sickness, and death.
There are many religions in the world such as Catholicism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism, among others. What are the contents of the scriptures of these religions? Taking a closer look at these scriptures shows that each of these religions is either a state-religion or a personal religion, or mere a culture of a certain ethnic group. There is no clear prophecy or fulfillment about the past, the present, or the future found in these scriptures. The content of the scriptures only extends to doing good deeds to receive blessings. There is no content explaining the world’s past or its reality today, the purpose and perspective of God, the promised prophecies, whom the current ruler of the world is, or the promises regarding the events that occur in the future. When it comes to etiquette and law, the scriptures of the religions mentioned above are inferior to the teachings of Siddhartha and Confucius.
One cannot create a religion out of man’s design or based on how many followers it has. What came from the earth is from the earth and what came from heaven is from heaven. One cannot dare to compare God’s teaching with man’s philosophy. God’s teaching created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, while man’s philosophy cannot even create a single blade of grass. How can a state-religion, a personal religion, or a people’s culture compare to the heavenly culture of God?
Now is the time to find the pearl that is more precious than what one already has as his own, and trade it for that fine pearl (refer to Mt 13:45-46). Rather than claiming that there is nothing more to look for, a believer must meet the pastor promised in the scripture of God. We must compare the pastors and scriptures of each religion, and find the answer. This is the path to salvation.
Among the current religions here on earth, certain religions copied and used names of people and places from the Christian Bible. However, Christianity did not copy anything from other scriptures—but instead, it has an orderly record of its history and genealogy of its own (heritage) which began with Adam. Noah was the ninth descendent of Adam and Abraham was the tenth descendent of Noah. There were 14 generations from Abraham to David, 14 from David to the generation that entered Babylon, and 14 from the generation that entered Babylon to Jesus. Jesus was born between Joseph and Mary, who were the thirteenth descendants of the generation that entered Babylon (Mt 1:17-21).
However, Jesus was born of God’s seed through Mary, and thus was not born with the hereditary sin of Adam, a transgressor. Jesus was the one who came as the physical reality of the prophecies that were promised through the prophets of the past.
Jesus came as the physical reality of the prophecies—he was born of a virgin in Bethlehem and entered into Jerusalem proclaiming peace, just as it was promised. He was born according to the promises that were prophesied in the Bible, and also did what was promised for him to do.
As we’ve just seen, the Christian Bible has clear prophecies and fulfillment. This is why we can say that it contains trustworthy evidences. However, other religious scriptures do not contain such prophecies or fulfillment. They do not describe God’s clear purpose, His will, which God fulfills.
A person’s deeds, good or bad, cannot solve the issue of sin of which he was born. Man became an enemy of God due to sin, and this is how death came into humanity. Original sin (원죄, 原罪), hereditary sin (유전죄, 遺傳罪), and personal sin (자범죄, 自犯罪) have accumulated over the years and man’s lifespan has been cut short. In the end, humans are destined to go to hell, and this is their wages of sin. If the issue of sin is not resolved, one cannot enter into heaven or paradise; instead, he will receive the eternal punishment (영벌, 永罰).
No matter how high the level of one’s religious knowledge may be, there is no salvation for that person if the issue of sin is not resolved. Even if a person carries out a life of faith, and even if he reads a religious scripture restlessly, he cannot make his sins vanish with his sinful body.
Man must pay the price of sin that he committed, and therefore something else (a material) is needed to wash away sin. The blood of lambs or bulls could not take away sins; only the blood of the righteous one is able to (Heb 10). This is why God’s Son, Jesus, the righteous one without any sin, had to take up the cross. Jesus, by his blood, took away the sins of the people, and thus resolved the issue of sin.
The power of the blood that Jesus shed 2,000 ago becomes fully effective in Jesus’ second coming. This is the prophecy, the promise, and the only condition and way to save the sinners from their sins.
Anyone who is born of the genes of Adam—a transgressor—is a sinner, and everyone on earth is a sinner who is born with those genes. Until the issue of sin is resolved, no one can go to heaven, the paradise, or to God the Creator. Thus, no one on earth can resolve the issue of sin other than Jesus. This is why, without Jesus’ blood, no religion can save itself or its followers, nor can it guide people to heaven. This is the summary of a comparison of various religious scriptures.
One must be born with God’s seed, not the seed of man’s sin, to become a child of God. Only then he can call God his Father, and live as a person of heaven (천민, 天民) as God’s family (refer to Jn 3:5, 1 Pt 1:23). This is the purpose of the new covenant, and the way to enter into the new era, the new kingdom, and become the new people, as well as becoming the new creation in this “favorable season of ringing out the old and ringing in the new (송구영신 호시절).” This is how the era of re-creation opens up and how the new work is fulfilled, which is the creation of God’s new heaven and earth.
Many people believe that if they do a lot of good, kind, and favorable deeds, they will go to heaven. However, God never made such a promise. The second coming of Jesus is a time to harvest the fruits of God’s seed that Jesus had sown 2,000 years ago, and to seal such people to create God’s new kingdom. Furthermore, it is a time to capture and lock up the dragon, and open a new era of God’s reign. This is the purpose of the Bible, and the fulfillment of God’s final prophecy.
Let us examine this in further detail. After Adam’s sin, God promised to capture Satan who had been ruling over the earth (Rv 20:1-3). He promised to resolve the issue of sin and to establish His new people and kingdom, and He fulfilled His promises (Rv 1:5-6; 5:9-10, Rv 7). In order to accomplish this, God promised in the Old Testament prophecies (after the time of Moses) that He would sow His seed and send the promised pastor. This gospel of promise was preached for about 600 years, and then the promised pastor (Jesus) came and sowed the seed of the secrets of heaven. Jesus also promised to gather the fruits from the seed he had sown to create God’s new kingdom (Mt 13:24-30, Heb 8:10), to capture and lock up the dragon (the devil) who had been ruling over the earth since the time of Adam, and to open a new era to create what is new.
God fulfilled at the time of Moses what He had promised with Abraham. God fulfilled at the time of Jesus’ first coming what He had promised through the Old Testament prophets, and at the time of Jesus’ second coming, He also fulfilled all that He had promised during the time of Jesus’ first coming. This is the Bible, the promise, the prophecy and its fulfillment. This is God’s will, and our hope.
Just because something is called a religion, it does not make it one. But rather, a religion must have promise and fulfillment. Can a person be called a pastor if God does not share His revelation with him? Just as people did not seek nor call on the name of God from the time of Adam’s sin until Seth and Enosh were born (Gn 4:26), religion became corrupt today and the will of the true God is nowhere to be found. The pastors are doing their ministries based on the commentaries with their arbitrary judgment instead of the Bible, considering the commentaries as their gods. They have the Bible, the Book of God, but it only became a useless thing. There is no one who walks with God, no righteous truth, and no messenger who speaks God’s Word—this is the end of religion. It came to a point that even a child can know how corrupt religion became. Because the pastors do not know the meaning of their religious scripture, their followers cannot walk on the way of righteousness, and religion is only adding on corruption upon corruption.
In the midst of such an era, the time of God’s promise has dawned as what was promised has been fulfilled. Finally, it has become the new era which God reigns. Only when the corrupt religions throw themselves away and come before God—and only when they become one religion under God—the believers, all of humanity, and the pastors can receive salvation and avoid destruction.
Therefore, all religions leaders born in this era must follow God’s will and fulfill their duty in unifying all religions. They must bring cessation of war and achieve world peace for the future generations to receive the world of peace as their inheritance. This is our duty, and the work that the true pastor who belongs to God must do.
Let us gather our strength and tear down the walls between us. Let us hold each other’s hands and become God’s messengers of peace to establish the kingdom of peace, so that it can be the kingdom of heaven God reigns.