Shincheonji is also abbreviated as SCJ is a pseudo-Christian religion that is primarily practiced in countries like South Korea. Shincheonji official religion name is “Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony.” Shincheonji was created and founded by a man named Lee Man-Hee in the year 1980s. And right now, in the present scenario, Shincheonji has got nearly 200,000 adherents. Shincheonji is highly popular and common in South Korea. It is a combination of Korean words or terms for “New,” “Heaven,” and “Earth.” Most of the Korean is becoming ardent followers and practitioner of Shincheonji: yet it is very controversial.
Shincheonji has been heavily criticized and objected for their shallow, academically weak teachings. They are also blamed for practicing and taking extreme figurative view of biblical texts. Shincheonji is also opposed to its cult-like atmosphere practices and methods. And the most controversial part regarding Shincheonji is its members’ involvement in several social, civil, and legal troubles. Many people in South Korea have raised their concerns and doubts about this cult religion. And hence many have stood against this religion and their practices. Shincheonji follow the practice of the sect’s twisting of Sculpture and this method of them is completely objected by Korean citizens.
Henceforth to stop the further spread and expansion of Shincheonji, many people have taken social media platforms’ help and support. They express their views and concerns through the internet, newspaper, etc. And thus, stop the people from joining the Shincheonji cult or religion. They believe that Shincheonji completely differs from Christian. Shincheonji Church is quite active and smart in cultural and volunteer efforts.
They usually practice their work and service through running and operating social-action organizations. Though this cult is objected and criticized yet, they are very successful and influential. The founder and creator of this 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.
More than 60 percent of the total COVID 19 positive patients are of Shincheonji members. The result of the sharp spike in COVID 19 instances in South Korea is all because of this woman who is a follower of this Shincheonji cult group. And the South Korean jurisdiction has already declared that the cult is behind surpassing the amount of patients infected with COVID 19. It all happens because the elderly woman who is a devout disciple of this Shincheonji cult refuses to keep standards guidelines and slipped out from the hospital several times to attain services. And after a couple of days, she discovered to be COVID positive and has infected her other devout disciples, thus spreading out. Thus, the news spread like wildfire, and soon, the authority claimed that the Shincheonji cult group was the main reason for the great spike on COVID 19.