This is the blog of those who fell out from “heaven” and are now firmly grounded in reality.
We pray this website will help expose the truth about Shincheonji and help people to leave.
What’s the truth and what’s fiction about this mysterious church, Shincheonji? Is it a cult? Is it misunderstood? A definitive source of truth vs lies about Shincheonji from a former member.
Starting from my parents and aunt, to my boyfriend, everyone in my life was getting sucked into Shincheonji. Naturally, I did too. I chose to walk away and not be religious at all today. But I want everyone to know what kind of place Shincheonji really is and expose its underside.
Also called New Heaven and New Earth outside of Korea, Shincheonji is an international church that mainly brings in those who are seeking for God, or dissatisfied with their current church.
At its core, Shincheonji is a church and a group of people who want to carry out a life of faith. Some people are very fervent. Some people are not. You’ll find people, as in any church, who want to devote all of their life to it and are all about it, and you’ll find people who are just going with the flow and check-off their attendance. It’s different, depending on who you talk to. The people there are sincere and the doctrines aren’t off, but some are too fervent that it can veer on scary or overwhelming. I felt too busy, too guilty about being too busy for God.
Shincheonji demands are a lot. Because their demands are what God demands from people in the Bible. When it says in the Bible to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to God, and to love God with all of our hearts and minds, Shincheonji takes these words seriously and people always try their best to become better. They always talk about faith and prayer and habits of faith, and are obsessed with knowing a lot about the Bible. So the commitment to devote yourself to faith is high and many people have a hard time with not being able to provide excuses to get away from serving God.
What does SCJ really teach in their Bible studies?
How are SCJ teachings different?
There’s a lot of claims about secrecy and lies, and questions about Shincheonji.
This is a space where we honestly try to answer as someone who’s had these questions before too.
Revelation is the book of Jesus and it is about his return. It is the only book left for the future in the Bible, if you believe the Bible is real. So they are very forward looking and always thinking about how we can be considered righteous when Jesus comes. I’ve never met people who are more obsessed about Jesus and his words than the people of Shincheonji. It is crazy how everything is about God and Jesus and their words and promises. Very tunnel-visioned.