“The Pure Word delivered through the 5Ws, 1H” Shincheonji Church’ Nationwide Open Bible Seminar Completed”More than 50,000 people participated"
“The Pure Word delivered through the 5Ws, 1H” Shincheonji Church of Jesus’ Nationwide Open Bible Seminar Completed…”More than 50,000 people participated”
Shincheonji Church of Jesus’ Open Bible Seminar was hosted at Kimdaejoong Convention Center on April 14th
The ‘Open Bible Seminar’ series of talks were hosted throughout the country from April to May
The Seminar was followed by Participants’ Registration at the Zion Mission Center
Shincheonji Church of Jesus, The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Shincheonji Church of Jesus, Chairperson: Man Hee Lee), announced on the 16th April that the church had finished its Open Bible Seminar hosted across the country from April to early May with 50,000 participants and great success.
Shincheonji Church of Jesus announced: “We hosted these seminars to deliver the true meaning of the Bible to people thirsty for understanding the words of scripture, and to address misunderstandings, malicious accusations and suspicions about the church.”
The Open Bible Seminar began in Daejeon and Gwangju on April 12th, and was hosted in many Korean cities including Busan (Gangwon province), Seoul (Gyeonggi province), Incheon and Daegu, as well as in the provinces of Jeonnam, Gyeongbuk and Jeonbuk. Seminars were hosted twice in Daejeon and Gwangju.
The seminar covered various topics from the entire Bible including history, prophecy, the secrets of life and death, and Revelation. The seminar ‘The Revelation of John’ was particularly popular among believers and churchgoers who had attended.
Shincheonji Church of Jesus’ Open Bible Seminar was hosted at its Daejeon branch church on April 14th.
Daeseung Lee, who joined the seminar in Busan, said, “It is amazing that Revelation can be so systematically explained.”
Giyoung Choi, who has been a decades-long believer at a large-sized church in Daegu said, “I have been to church all these years, but I never understood the meaning of ‘Flee to the mountains’. However, I could find this answer through the seminar. I will study the Bible more deeply through their follow-up classes.”
A lecture on the theme ‘Life and Death: The Secret of Life, Aging, Sickness and Death’ was particularly popular to religious and lay people alike. Shincheonji Church of Jesus gave logical and lucid answers to the 24 life questions that Mr. Byungcheol Lee (former CEO of Samsung) had asked before his death.
Insik Kim, who joined the seminar in Daejeon, said, “No religion has ever explained to me the secret of life and death logically. It was so simple, clear and explicit. And it was done in a relaxed and joyful environment where I discovered the true meaning of life, death and pain. I want to continue studying.”
Shincheonji Church of Jesus’ Open Bible Seminar was hosted at its Andrew Tribe Training Institute
in Busan Dong district, Bumil-dong on April 20th.
One pastor, who requested anonymity, said: “It is amazing that membership of Shincheonji Church of Jesus is growing while the number of overall churchgoers in Korea is decreasing. It is particularly impressive that the church has such high growth in Yeongnam (south-east Korea) where the Christian population is only 10%.”
According to a representative of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, more than 70 percent of participants registered at the church’s Zion Mission Center, which is a free Bible teaching institute that teaches the Scripture more systematically.
This representative said: “The Zion Mission Center, open to anyone wanting to learn the Bible for free, has 300 branches in major cities across Korea. The center teaches its curriculum monthly. Online learning will become available from May.”
He also said: “I realize that many people, despite living in an increasingly secular age, have shown their interest in religion by attending the Open Bible Seminar. Participants acknowledged the seminar as being ‘The best Bible seminar’ so we will continue to create opportunities for people to verify the Bible themselves through the Open Bible Seminar”
Shincheonji Church of Jesus’ Open Bible Seminar was hosted
at Shincheonji Church of Jesus’ Hwagok branch on April 26th.