The controversial Christian new religious movement has reached a worldwide peak. Lee Man-hee founded the religious group on 14 March 1984. It established its first temple in Anyang Gyeonggi province, situated in South Korea. Shincheonji in Korea means”Hanja lit,” which is translated as”New Heaven and New Earth.” It’s also known as the Church of Jesus or the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony. Lee Man-hee, the founder of the team, plays a major part in the religious group where is recognized as the”assured warrior,””the advocate,” and”the one who overcomes.”
The teachings of the Christian new religious movement announce Lee Man-hee as the one who holds the soul of the returned Jesus Christ in him. The Book of Revelation in the Bible is written in secret codes that only Lee can interpret. The religious group also asserts that the only way to salvation is within Shincheonji, and anyone outside the group will not be forgiven and ruined during the Judgment day.
The quasi-Christian doomsday sect was established dating back to 1984, but it’s just in the preset day come into the international limelight. COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea centered on Daegu, where a 61-year-old individual, a member of Shincheonji, was infected with the virus and eventually led to the virus’s spread. The outbreak of the virus resulted in a national outcry among the citizens of South Korea. The controversy contributed to over 1.3 million citizens who petitioned the Government for the religious group’s disbanding.
The supports and members of the Shincheonji came forward and talked about the unfair blame for the Coronavirus outbreak’s spread. The creator of this team Lee Man-hee also publicly apologized for its church members, which led to the virus’s accidental spread. Other controversies include discrimination, abuse, and the threat against the Church of Jesus members. However, various NGO’s and human rights activists have come together in support for them.
The founder of this group Lee Man-hee publicly apologized for the virus’s inadvertent spread through its church members. He also talked about the unfair blame or falsely accused of its church members and the spiritual group. The negative media focus pointed in the religious group became a global talk and declared the group a cult that’s been misleading the people. There was also a national outcry where over 1.3 million South Korean taxpayers petitioned the Government to disband the religious group’s existence. Recognizing the growing discrimination against the members of the religious group, several NGO’s and human activists have come together in support of the group.