Korean Christianity, with about 130 years of history, has produced countless ministry leaders, and has shown a remarkable growth. However, it has also been criticised heavily. The corruptions of those in the ministry have been reported on the news for days on end, which is embarrassing and deplorable as a Christian. The corruptions that concern money, tax evasion, scandals with women, academic forgery, etc. of Christian leaders in particular are causing non-Christians to harbour disapproval toward Christianity, and those of weak faith to stumble.
Then why do such things happen with Christianity, which delivers the word of the truth of God? What is the fundamental problem that Christianity of today is no different from the world in that it is facing all kinds of foul problems? Does it mean that the Bible is wrong? Not at all.
The sinking of Sewol ferry in April, 2014 was initially thought to be a man-made disaster rendered by a certain company’s poor management and the irresponsible handling of the ferry captain and her crew. However, at its root was “Salvation Sect,” who distorted the truth and deceived people. 90% of the staffs of Sewol ferry belonged to Salvation Sect, and Yoo Byung-eun, the head of Salvation Sect, had been operating the ferry company. The true face of Salvation Sect had been exposed through Odaeyang mass suicide case in 1987. Salvation Sect has deluded people by teaching, “one may repent once thereafter be saved, and that he may continue to sin after repenting once, since salvation will not be cancelled.” This is only one of the major cult groups of Christianity that has been made visible, and there is a graver truth. One who distorts the truth or passes on the wrong truth murders souls, yet the fact that he is a spiritual murderer is not visible to the eye, because such matters are spiritual. Would you believe that countless preachers are committing spiritual murder in the name of Jesus Christ on the church pulpits even at this moment?
Reverend Okjoo Shin’s Lies Different from the Bible uses the Bible as the basis to shed light on the distorted truth which is deep-rooted in Christianity. Where in the Bible is it written that one will attain salvation if he repents once, and that he will come to salvation even if he commits sin? Apostle Paul said, “work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” God says that we muse become spotless, blameless and pure bride, and grow to the measure of the stature to the fullness of Christ. It is shocking to see the unspeakable acts, even compared to the world, being done in the name of Jesus Christ in the church.
The majority of Christians hear the phrase, “Take the fire of the Spirit” on the day of Pentecost mostly. How devoutly we sang hymns about the fire of the Holy Spirit! Yet the fire of the Holy Spirit is found as wrong upon close rational inspection of the Bible. In Matthew 3:11 and Luke 3:16, John the Baptist said, “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” In Job 31:12, it is written, “For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase.” Every Christian should be baptised with the Holy Spirit; those who are baptised with fire goes to Hell, of course. It is a great pity that there are still a multitude of preachers who call for people to be baptised with the fire of the Holy Spirit.
And what of the fantasies about a “God who grants all that you pray for”? Someone has to say just how much time people are wasting and just how they are distorting God’s will by praying for physical things while clinging onto a single verse, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find,” (Luke 11:9-10).
Lies Differing from the Bible is a book of spiritual reformation which biblically sheds light on the lies that have been distorted from the Bible and accepted as the general truth among countless errors that are generally believed in Christianity, such as: “prayer in tongues is a prayer speaking mysteries to God,” “receiving the mark of the beast will not affect salvation,” “a God who turns copper tooth into gold tooth?”, “Suicide does not take away salvation?”, “a woman cannot become a pastor,” “It is written not to get drunk; it does not say not to drink,” etc. This book rings an alarm to the preachers who continue to preach the wrong truths as if they are biblical, and to the lay believers who blindly believe their words even as we should be preparing for the second advent of Christ in this age. The book is highly recommended to Christians and to church leaders who are like the irresponsible captain of Sewol ferry, which drowned precious lives to death.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Take the fire of the Holy Spirit?
- Chapter 2. Prayer in tongues is a prayer speaking mysteries to God?
- Chapter 3. Receiving the mark of the beast will not affect salvation?
- Chapter 4. God grants any and all prayer?
- Chapter 5. The Holy Spirit changes copper tooth into gold tooth?
- Chapter 6. The Holy Spirit lengthens a shorter leg?
- Chapter 7. The Holy Spirit makes people collapse upon laying on of hands?
- Chapter 8. Someone who committed suicide still went to heaven?
- Chapter 9. A woman cannot become a pastor?
- Chapter 10. It is written not to get drunk; it does not say not to drink?
One of the problems of Christianity in this age is prayer. Leaders picked out one or two verses from the Bible, such as, “ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find” (Luke 11:9~10) without taking into account neither the full context nor the spiritual state of the one who prays, and confidently taught, “God will grant whatever you pray for.” That statement is indeed true, if judging by that one verse. However, upon discerning the full context above and below the verse, and upon discerning the Bible with the Bible, one will come to realise that interpreting just from a single verse did not reveal the will of God; rather, it was an act of going against the Lord. Those who believed the above claim to be true would be the Christians who are in the church today. Then I would like to ask if God has indeed granted whatever you asked and sought…. I would like to ask if the things that you asked for and sought after were in line with what God has commanded you to ask and seek.Chapter 4. God grants any and all prayer?
This is a blatant lie. A copper tooth changing into a gold tooth is not written anywhere in the Bible. Among the things that occur to all Christians during the days they physically live on earth, there are indeed wondrous events from God. However, in the biblical perspective, one must first understand the answer to the spiritual aspect. God is spirit. The Word of God also is spirit. Man, who was crated in the image of God, too is spirit. Even “angel, devil, demon, etc….” It is wrong to make judgments about ‘spirit’ by considering just one portion of it.Chapter 5. The Holy Spirit changes copper tooth into gold tooth?
Moreover, the spiritual work which Christians should accurately understand and preach through the Bible never ignores the human rationality, and it is not irrational or illogical in that it goes beyond the human common sense. In other words, everything God does does not contradict the human logic or sense. Hence, the word “mystical” in Revelation 11:8 by the Original Test contains the following meaning: “part flesh, that is, ‘divine,’ symbolically, spiritually.”
No man owns his life. This is true, not just for Christians, but for all human who ever was born on this earth since creation. The answer is in Genesis 1:26~31. Which book in the world writes, “I have created heaven and earth and all their hosts”? Among all creation, man alone was made in the image of God. Hence, the human life belongs to the Absolute Sovereign God. Thus, man should not do as he sees fit with his own life.Select excerpt
Not long ago, a famous celebrity grew weary of life and chose to commit suicide. She had been going to church, and she was given a Christian funeral. The leader who led the funeral told a fatal lie on TV. I saw him lie that the celebrity did commit suicide but she went to heaven. That is a fatal lie. One who commits suicide cannot go to heaven; he will go to eternal hell. For anyone who ends his own life when he faces hardship on earth by thinking that his life is his, it would have been good for him if he had not been born.
These words may hurt the feelings of some readers, but it is necessary. I say this, not out of disrespect for the reader, but because I must speak the truth as Christian, and also to raise awareness that suicide is not right.