Testimonies against Shincheonji

Testimony from A.


Two girls approached me at a cafe and invited me to join their bible study. I initially joined their gatherings because I was new to the area and the people were friendly, but I stayed because I was curious about what we were learning. Unlike Bible studies I was used to, they cover a lot of Bible verses and try to get at the biblical truth. Eventually, through the studies you can see that God’s conclusion is that there is only one place with the truth, which is Shincheonji.

The reasoning in our minds were engraved over and over again the more I studied and the more I studied, the more I tried to disprove it. But I couldn’t.

It’s up to the individual to decide if they agree with the evidence that is presented. I thought it was compelling and evident. They showed me that the Bible contains much more meaning than I thought was possible.

But I didn’t like what I found. I eventually left because I wanted to focus more on my career and, frankly, I thought I would be happier without this belief. The people there are genuine and I dont have anything against them. I just didn’t think it was worth it to study the Bible and do all these things for God when I had a lot I wanted to do for myself.

Ever since leaving Shincheonji, however, I have been experiencing a lot of anxiety. I get nightmares and sometimes, I’m afraid I may have made the wrong decision. I no longer feel like I can engage with spirituality in any meaningful way. I am still going through therapy to process what had happened. The people are great and genuine, and they want you to be an active participant in their community. But I pushed it away a lot from me and I’m still trying to find what I want to do with my life.