Does Shincheonji forces people to say Amen and engage in cult-like behavior?
It’s a weird feeling to hear an echo of hundreds of people shouting Amen together. Because I’ve never heard it before in church. I would never say Amen nor would the people around me. The only ones who would were those at the very front, vibing along with the pastor.
But what does Amen even mean?
The Hebrew word translation “amen” literally means “truly” or “so be it.”
The people of Israel responded with Amens (Deuteronomy 27, 1 Chronicles 16:36)
The believers of Jesus responded with Amens (Corinthians 1:20)
The spirits that belong to God respond with Amens (Revelation 7:11-12)
If we believe God will keep His promises then we have to respond when God does them. This is what Shincheonji believes in.