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[Focus] History of Anti-national, Anti-religious and Anti-social Acts of 'Korean Presbyterian‧Christian Council of Korea'

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[Focus] History of Anti-national, Anti-religious and Anti-social Acts of 'Korean Presbyterian‧Christian Council of Korea'


 

Shrine Worship
'Shrine worship is not a religious, but a national matter’. On September 10th 1938, the Korean Presbyterian Church resolved that they would worship Japanese Tennö-god at the 27th general assembly. It was a clear act of apostasy (betrayal) that broke the first of the Ten Commandments. Some pastors, who had protested against the assembly’s resolution, were imprisoned and established the Kosin denomination (Korea Theology school) after liberation from Japan.


 


Constitutional Amendment for the Third Term
In 1969, during the era of the Third Republic of Korea, a constitutional amendment to the third term had been enacted to extend a third consecutive term to military dictator President Chung-hee Park. At that time, pastors of the Korean churches praised the Yushin regime and also supported the constitutional amendment to the third term. Moreover, pastors formed 'Crusade of National Salvation' and partook in military drills and bayonet training.


 


The Birth of Christian Council of Korea
"CCK has acted as the main representative of the Korean Church without permission from its congregation members. It is a political organization under the guise of an evangelistic one.“
CCK was established by pastors of the Korean Presbyterian church who had supported the Constitutional Amendment to the Third Term in 1989. CCK was founded to support the government against the progressive protestant party that was carrying out a pro-democracy movement.
 



1 billion to win, 0.5 billion to lose
"If you pay 1 billion won for election as chairman of the CCK, you will win. But if you only use half, you will lose". CCK pastors, who are on a pro-government march seem to be more like politicians than religious leaders and far from the field of religion. It was even assumed that one could give bribes (money) in exchange for the chairmanship of CCK. Recently, one pastor, who ran for election as chairman of CCK, confessed '1 billion to win, 0.5 billion to lose'. This resulted in social and religious criticism against CCK.


 


200 Lies (False Doctrine)
The Full Gospel denomination, of which the chairman of CCK belongs, claimed that the end of the world would take place in 1998 and that the whole church building would be raptured skywards. However, the church is still standing today in Korea. Shincheonji Church of Jesus has produced more than 200 doctrine comparison videos and shared them with the public to expose the anti-religious lies of the established denominations. The public has chosen the explanations of the Bible by Shincheonji Church of Jesus as the correct ones.



 
Coercive Conversion Program and Violation of Human Rights
According to the HRAVCCP (Human Rights Association for Victims of Coercive Conversion Programs), more than 100 people have been subjected annually to 'Coercive Conversion Education' implemented by pastors of the established churches, such as CCK. Ms. Ji-in Gu was kidnapped and, in her struggle to escape, was suffocated to death by her parents at recreational lodgings in Hwasun, Jeonnam province on January 9th 2018. As the Korean press paid no attention to this incident, it was the foreign press that made headlines and publicly announced this to the Korean people.


History proves the corruption of Presbyterianism.

CCK was established through allegiance to the conservative party.

CCK maintained a close relationship with the Japanese military and leading officials.

Corruption such as '1 billion Korean-won to win, 0.5 billion Korean-won to lose', election bribery etc.


The Protestant Conservative party, which has cunningly established its position like a snake in a coil, protecting vested interests in Korean society through its support of the conservative government, has been criticized for its pro-government stance. They have been criticized on all sides; in particular because of charges of corruption by church management. In spite of numerous changes of government and improved peoples’ rights, the Presbyterian and Korean Church - represented by CCK (Christian Council of Korea) - remain unchanged in their goals and a 'deep-rooted evil'. History testifies to this.


◆Shrine Worship 'Apostasy'… "Kosin denomination is the proof"


Throughout history, the behavior of the conservative party of Korean churches has been considered shamefully barbaric. The Presbyterian Church that was established in 1984 betrayed its faithfulness to God after a half of the century. On the 10th of September 1938, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, the Korean Presbyterian Church resolved to worship the Japanese Tennö-god with their self-created notion ''Shrine worship is not a religious, but a national matter’. Shrine worship, which was not intended to be a religious matter, later formed part of their service after their resolution.


However, this was a clear act of apostasy that violated the Ten Commandments, which states: 'Do not serve other gods, do not make idols'. Pastors who had protested against their resolution were imprisoned and 50 pastors were martyred. On August 15th 1945, pastors and believers discharged from prison founded a new denomination – the Kosin denomination today. This is proof of Shrine Worship. They did not hesitate what they did after they yielded to power. The conservative party of the Korean church has constantly bowed down to every new government. Pastors praised Chung-hee Park’s Yushin military dictatorship and even formed 'Crusade of National Salvation'. In response to the U.S’ negative views about the regime secured through the coup d’état, pastor Janghwan Kim and other members launched a campaign against the US to calm negative public opinion.


Pastors also supported the Constitutional Amendment for the Third Term in support of president Chunghee Park’s third term. Christian Council of Korea (CCK) was formed out of these supporters. It is also highly likely that CCK is the largest performance created by the religious task force of the 5th republic under the Doo-hwan Chun administration. Pastor Choongil-Oh (Former chairman of Truth of Past History of the National Intelligence Service of Korea Committee), who was at the frontline of the democratic protestant campaign, was told that an officer of the religious task-force from the Agency for National Security Planning of Korea had intervened to establish the CCK.


◆"1 billion to win, 0.5 billion to lose, Sales for pastor certificates, forming religious-political alliances"

During the 140th monthly forum hosted by the 'Third Era Christianity Research Institute' in 2011, pastor Ohsung Nam said that CCK is a systemized organization established by the Fifth Republic to weaken the progressive religious party and he defined CCK as "a political organization disguised as a group serving the gospel".

Moreover, Mr. Han, who served as first general manager of CCK, confirmed some rumors and admitted via the progressive protestant press that "Pastor Gyeongjik Han and the elders praised the military dictatorship, without pointing out their injustice, and the then manager of the religious task force of culture and communication ministry had summoned the chairman Mangsul Baek (then chairman of CCK) to give the order whenever he wanted." CCK, which has had a solid political interest since its foundation, has kept moving along through previous administrations’ major issues.

Key CCK members supported ex-president Geunhye Park until her impeachment that resulted from the Monopoly of Government Administration in 2016, and then showed their favor towards the Democratic Party when Jaein Moon (current Korean president) was selected as the strongest democratic presidential candidate. The CCK had represented the conservative party of the Korean church with the government on its back up until a few years ago. However, inner conflicts caused splits because of bribery concerning the chairman's election (represented as "1 billion to win, 0.5 billion to lose") and controversies over heresy etc.

Furthermore, it is a well-known fact that some theology schools have secretly sold pastor's certificates. Some members have left the corrupt CCK, which has now broken into a coalition of much smaller denominations.



◆'Coercive Conversion': the hotbed of human rights violation

The Full Gospel denomination, of which the chairman of CCK belongs, was insistent that the end of the world would take place in 1998 and that the whole church building would be raptured skywards. It is now 2018, and neither the rapture nor other related activities have taken place. Likewise, there are many pastors who create a doctrine far from what the Bible records. Shincheonji Church of Jesus has produced more than 200 doctrine comparison videos and released them to the public in order to expose the anti-religious behavior of the CCK. The public has chosen the Biblical explanation of Shincheonji church as the correct one. Pastors from established denominations including CCK have also operated coercive conversion programmes that are gross violations of human rights.


The coercive conversion program is a process that manipulates a victim's family and involves kidnap, detention, violence etc. It is also considered a blind spot for human rights. Ms. Ji-in Gu was kidnapped and, in her struggle to escape, was suffocated to death by her parents at a recreational lodge in Hwasun, Jeonnam province on January 9th 2018. Previously, in 2007, a woman who had rejected coercive conversion was killed with a blunt weapon wielded by her husband. Pastors of the Korean church were behind this.


As the Korean press paid no attention to this incident, it was the foreign press that made headlines and publicly announced this to the Korean people. 221 U.S. media outlets including NBC, CBS and ABC were in shock and announced the murder of Ms. Ji-in Gu. Numerous civil organizations gathered at 'Communication between Cultures for Peace and Development' at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., in May to urge for a response from international society regarding Ms. Ji-in Gu's death.


Most denominations of the conservative party of the Korean church are not members of the CCK. However, considering that they were member groups of CCK in the past, they cannot deny their historical relationship with CCK.




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