- Do they believe in the Trinity?
Put simply, No, they do not.
Here is a quote from their website:
"When people use the word “Trinity” they refer to the idea that God is three in one; the idea that God is simultaneously both one and three beings. People read verses like Mt 28:19-20 and created the doctrine of the Trinity. How is it that three beings can simultaneously exist as one being? …When Jesus no longer had a physical body, the three again existed as three separate beings¨**.
**“The God of the Trinity” Shinchonji Website Articles. Accessed May 20th, 2010. healingallnations.shinchonji.kr/content/god-trinity
- Do they believe that you have to belong to their sect in order to be saved?
Put simply, Yes, they do.
- Do they believe that their leader is the object of any Biblical prophecies?
Yes. But, many of their “prophecies” are either prophesies about Jesus’ second coming or they’re far-fetched and must take things out of context.
- I’ve noticed that they seem to fixate on a prophesied ‘pastor’ and ‘one who overcomes’. What is that about?
I could be here for a very long time explaining a lot of their teachings or I could just give u some good resources.
[If you click on their articles from 2010, there’s a lot more]
I have one other great resource that lays out some of their teachings very plainly and highlights some concerning areas-- but it’s an attachment. It can’t be found online. So, unless i could get ur email, I don’t know how else to get it to u.
As far as the guy who left impressions otherwise-- I always advise ppl to stay away from them. Not gonna lie, they’re very sweet ppl upfront, but they’re the biggest liars and pretenders. It’s in their doctrine that you can lie as long as it furthers their cause, and they can be very subtle and tricky about how they teach some of these things. But, don’t take my word for it. Just look at these resources, evaluate, and talk to your family one on one with lots of prayer and a loving attitude. They may be very defensive about it though, so be prepared with whatever resources or a reputable third party if u deem necessary.