Shincheonji, also known as Shinchonji, is a pseudo-Christian religion practiced in South Korea. South Korea is the actual origin place. Shincheonji is also abbreviated as SCJ. And the official name used for Shincheonji is Shincheonji Church of Jesus- the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony. The founder and originator of the Shincheonji cult is Lee Man-Hee. It was formed and created in the 1980s, and it is currently highly popular in South Korea. At present, the member of this religion is several around 200 000 adherents. Shincheonji has meaning in Korean words. And it stands for a combination of the Korean terms for “New,” “heaven,” and “Earth.”
Though it is quite popular and high in South Korea, this religion is under the banner of controversy. Shincheonji has been criticized and obstructed for their shallow, academically weak teachings and practices. Shincheonji is also charged for their undertaking extreme and sever figurative views of biblical texts. They also practice extreme cult-like atmosphere, and most of their members’ involved in various social, civil, and legal troubles. And because of their methods and practices of twisting the Scripture, many people have become anti- Shincheonji.
Most of the people in South Korea are in real objection and against this cult religion. Many Koreans are of the view that Shincheonji is ultimately the complete picture of a cult religion. Hence many people have raised their concern and objection towards this religion. To stop the spread of this cult, South Korean general masses have started to form organizations and groups. Their main objective and aim are to create awareness about this cult. They are trying to spread awareness about this religion and stop people from joining them.
These groups and organizations use the help and support of social media platforms. To prevent the spread of Shincheonji, they use the internet, newspaper, etc. to awaken the people about this cult. They focus on letting people have explicit knowledge and idea about this cult. Though, they believe that this group tends to appear and teach like Christian but are entirely different from Christian. Shincheonji is opposite and further from true gospel and Christianity.
They usually practice their work and service through running and operating social-action organizations. Though this cult is objected and criticized yet, they’re very successful and influential. The founder and creator of the cult claim that he has the special and unique capacity of interpreting the bible. He considers himself as immortal and states that salvation requires faith in under him. However, when research and study carefully, Shincheonji is entirely a significant diversion from the gospel’s actual teaching.