Shincheonji beliefs of the new era, The preciousness of God's word

Shincheonji beliefs of the new era, The preciousness of God's word

God created all things on heaven and earth with His wisdom. But there is no one who wants to know about God or seek Him. No one knows the true God, or God’s will or purpose. 

하나님은 자기 지혜로 천지 만물을 창조하셨다. 이 하나님에 대해 알고자 하는 사람도 없고, 찾는 사람도 없다. 참 하나님을 아는 사람도 없고, 하나님의 뜻과 목적을 아는 사람도 없다. 

Today, People carry out their lives of faith with their scriptures, but there is no believer who understands the meaning of the prophecies that are recorded in them.

Every person lives by his or her own thoughts. However, no one knows neither their own selves nor the era that they live in.  

경서를 가지고 신앙을 하고는 있지마는, 기록된 예언의 뜻을 아는 신앙인도 없다. 사람은 누구나 자기 생각으로 살아간다. 하나 자기를 아는 사람은 없고, 시대를 아는 사람도 없다.

What made man’s mindset rusted and deteriorated like a rusted sword? 

At the First Coming, Jesus told the people of Israel to be born again, and that they cannot enter the kingdom of heaven unless they are born again with water and holy spirit (Jn 3:3-5). 

무엇이 녹슨 칼같이 사람의 정신을 녹슬게 변질시켰을까? 예수님 초림 때 예수님은 당시 이스라엘 백성들에게 다시 나라고 하셨고, 물과 성령으로 다시 나지 아니하면 천국에 들어가지 못한다고 하셨다(요 3:3-5). 

Jesus also said, “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" (Lk 18:8).

그리고 주님이 세상에 다시 오실 때에도 믿음 가진 자를 보겠느냐고 하셨다(눅 18:8).

The true food that a believer must eat is God’s words of promise. Judgment is given through the words of the Bible as promised (Rv 20). We must believe the words of the promise.

신앙인이 먹어야 할 참 양식은 하나님의 약속의 말씀이다. 심판은 약속한 성경 말씀으로 한다(계 20장). 우리는 약속의 말씀을 믿어야 한다.

It is only when the Word is engraved into our hearts that we have the Word in us. 

Therefore, we must not bad-mouth others or behave inappropriaely. 

Instead, we must first examine ourselves and consider whether we have truly been created in accordance with the Word.

말씀을 깨닫고 마음에 새겨졌을 때 (비로소) 진정 이 말씀이 내 속에 들어 있는 것이 된다. 그러니 우리는 공연히 다른 사람을 헐뜯거나 잘못된 행동을 할 것이 아니라, 먼저 이 말씀대로 나 자신이 창조 되었는지를 생각해야 한다.


Looking at Shincheonji Volunteer Group which practice 'Love Your Neighbor' 2016 in Numbers

Looking at Shincheonji Volunteer Group which practice 'Love Your Neighbor' 2016 in Numbers

About 68,783 members of Shincheonji Volunteer Group touched the lives of 116,033 people across South Korea through the Shincheonji volunteering services last year. 

For these acts of service, Shincheonji was commended and received countless plaques of appreciation from various organizations and groups. 

The activities of the year 2016 of Shincheonji Volunteer Group can be seen through the following figures.

1) 105,738 = The total number of beneficiaries to receive Shincheonji Volunteer Group's help was 105,738 in 2016. 

Approximately 1 out of 15 people who receive basic living aid (1,554,484 people in 2015) was given a helping hand by Shincheonji Volunteer Group. 

With a focus on the alienated and vulnerable classes, Shincheonji Volunteer Group spreads warmth by helping those with disabilities, foreigners in Korea, spouseless elders, teen households, rural residents, 6.25 Korean War veterans, and elementary, middle, high, and college students.

2) 61,558 = Shincheonji Volunteer Group provided 61,558 volunteers in 2016. 

Members of Shincheonji Volunteer Group carry out monthly and weekly routine services and planned occasional services throughout the country.

Of the 61,558 volunteers more than 50,000 are regular weekly volunteers and about 10,000 provide short-term assistance in their spare time.

3) 6,557 = Every week Shincheonji Volunteer Group executes a variety of services simultaneously across the country. 

The total number of service days is 6,557 in 2016 (nationwide total by sectors). If depicted by years, the total of volunteer days amounts to 18 years.

4) 67 = Shincheonji Volunteer Group held social contribution activities in 67 out of 84 cities across the country. 

In other words, Shincheonji Volunteer Group shed its light on 80% of the total number of cities in Korea. 

Regardless of the city, province, or country, even if it is a rural town off the beaten track, Shincheonji Volunteer Group will rush anywhere there are neighbors in need.

5) 67 = Shincheonji Volunteer Group received 67 awards for volunteerism from the government, national assembly, and civic and private organizations in 2016. 

Shincheonji Volunteer Group was awarded 5 awards from the government and national organizations, 2 from the National Assembly, 14 from cities, provinces, and counties, and 46 from civic and private organizations.

More specifically, Shincheonji Volunteer Group’s volunteer work in regional development, welfare improvement, and growth of love for one’s country was the foundation of the awards.

6) 11 = The voluntary sectors of Shincheonji Volunteer Group in addition to the 6 core projects. 

△Welfare for the elderly △Care for the disabled △Support for foreigners in Korea and multicultural families △Support for the marginalized classes △Lending a helping hand to rural areas △Disaster recovery △Blood donation △Support for veteran groups △Regional development △Public service campaigns △Environmental protection. These are 11 of the sectors that Shincheonji Volunteer Group are active in.

Activities of Shincheonji Volunteer Group do not only focus on helping the vulnerable and alienated classes but are also spreading gradually into areas of regional development, culture, public service campaigns, and so forth.

We serve our community in thankfulness for the grace that was given to us, like how Jesus and his disciples did.

I'm proud of the fact that I'm a part of the Shincheonji volunteers which practice ‘Love Your Neighbor’ following Will of Jesus.

We have to lower ourself and serve others, we have to value fellow brothers and sisters, love them, and protect them. Always we have to remember Jesus who died in place of the sinners.

Let us retain noble hearts and good thoughts, and let us volunteer through the truth without having any national borders. 

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From whom did we learn this work of volunteerism?

The six core projects of Shincheonji Volunteer Group, From whom did we learn this work?

The six core projects of Shincheonji Volunteer Group

Our headquarters in South Korea and our many international branches are actively volunteering. 

The six core projects of Shincheonji Volunteer Group can be seen through the images below.

“Door-to-Door Health Doctor”
cares and manages the health of the marginalized and foreigners in Korea.

▲ “Stories on the Wall”
renovates dilapidated walls into beautiful murals.

▲ “Love One’s Country, Sharing Peace”
A nation that forgets its past has no future!
This project is a cultural volunteer service to inherit the spirit of devotion to our country and to our people.

▲ “Hooray! 100 Years of Life!”
provides silver town cultural programs to the elderly and provides support for their emotions.

▲ “The Pink Wrapping Cloth”
delivers healthy lunchboxes to the spouseless elderly.

▲ ”Nature, Let's Go Green”
is an environmental cleanup service protecting the beautiful global village.

From whom did we learn this work of volunteerism?

Shincheonji Volunteer Group put into practice loving one’s neighbor to convey the love and sacrifice of Jesus. 

From whom did we learn this work of volunteerism? 

We learned it through the Bible, from Jesus, who was from Nazareth (commoner’s village), and his disciples. 

They volunteered 2,000 years ago by sacrificing their lives for the sake of all mankind. They did not work for power, money, honor, or their personal ambition. They were the light of the world. 

The true light that resulted from this work of volunteerism appeared as an inheritance of world peace, a fragrant flower that blossomed within the hearts of people. 

Every drop of Jesus’ blood that was shed on the hill of Golgotha is blossoming as a flower of peace. That was his work of volunteerism. 

We, like Jesus, have received the good seed of heaven and are sowing this seed in every corner of the earth make the flower of peace bloom. 

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Shincheonji Volunteers Environment preservation program "Keeping the environment green"

Shincheonji Seoul James Volunteers Environment preservation program "Keeping the environment green" 

We had an invaluable experience as the Shincheonji volunteers. We felt rewarded  to do something for the community and helping the people.

Street cleaning could be important even if it is small things. I have always thought that it’s important for helpful to somebody.

Despite the cold weather, the Shincheonji Seoul James volunteers working for the "Keeping the environment green" program made significant progress in their Making Streets Beautiful campaign.

Volunteers have garnered favor from the local retailers by cleaning up the streets from Junnggye station to Nowon station. The volunteers swept and picked up trash left behind in areas inaccessible to street sweepers.

One nearby retailer praised the volunteers saying, "I am grateful to the volunteers for helping to clean our street in spite of the cold weather. We previously hadn't seen any organizations putting this much dedication into volunteering and improving their local community".

Shincheonji volunteers have been participating in six main programs this year including domiciliary care 'pink boljagi', culture programs for the elderly, medical house call services, and more.

I'm really glad that I'm a part of the Shincheonji volunteers which practice ‘Love Your Neighbor’ following Will of God who gave us light, rain and air to live on, without any condition.