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In the religious world where face-to-face activities are limited, education should reach out to every individual in local communities.
CHICAGO, IL, December 30, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On January 3rd, 2022, Chairman Lee of Shincheonji Church of Jesus will teach the first lesson of a new seminar called "Testimony of the Parables of the Secrets of Heaven and Their True Meanings". This round of seminars, focusing on understanding parables written in the Bible in the New Testament will be on YouTube live-stream twice a week beginning from January 3rd to March 28th.
"Parables are the key element to understanding the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. The prophecy of the Old Testament was fulfilled at the time of Jesus in his first coming. Now Jesus left his prophecy of the New Testament to be fulfilled "when the time comes" (John 16:25). We are heading towards the true meaning as the prophecy is revealed," said an official of the church.
The previous seminars on the book of Revelation for the last three months on YouTube were released in 24 languages and reached 7 million views in 136 countries including 16,000 pastors as participants. Shincheonji Church of Jesus said that 1,200 global church leaders in 57 countries have signed MOUs with the church to boost international cooperation and exchanges for educational support.
About his motive for signing the MOU, Pastor Jerry Hagerman of Wayside Mission Church in Virginia, USA, said, "I want to be able to grow in the word and I want to teach our congregation ... and help bring them from death to life. I want to be one with God's kingdom and have open communication." As Chairman Lee often says, "there is one God, there is one Jesus, and there is one Bible, so let us become one."
In a recent report in December 2021 from Pew Research Center's National Public Opinion Reference Surveys, 3 out of 10 adults in the United States are now religiously unaffiliated. The most affected in the fall in the religious population is the Protestant among Christian denominations that has shown steady decrease from 52% in 2007 to 40% in 2021.
This trend is also reflected by another 2021 investigation from Lifeway Research in Nashville that says most Americans consider Jesus as a historical fact but religiously have no biblical knowledge about why he came. According to the report, only 9% of the 1,005 respondents knew that his mission was to teach the fulfillment of the Old Testament.
Contrary to the decrease in traditional denominations, over 140,000 people have become one with the Shincheonji Church of Jesus after the Bible education course at Zion Mission Christian Center since 2019 and the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic. Zion Christian Mission Center is a bible education center operated by Shincheonji. "What the Shincheonji Church appeals to people is the clear explanation of Jesus' mission in the New Testament," says an official of Shincheonji Church of Jesus.
He continued, "Across the world, more and more people are experiencing diseases, disasters, and hardships due to COVID-19, thinking deeply about the meaning of life and suffering. Religion must be able to provide answers to these people. In the religious world where face-to-face activities are limited, education should reach out to every individual in local communities."
The second lecture series titled "Testimony on the Parables of the Secrets of Heaven and Their True Meanings" will air beginning January 3, 2022 on the Church's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ShincheonjiChurchofJesus.
The Revelation seminar Testimony on Prophecy and Fulfillment of Revelation, God's New Covenant can also be viewed with this link. For more information about Shincheonji Church of Jesus and their lecture series' please contact Brian Chitambira on [email protected]
Shincheonji is short for "Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of The Testimony," which was founded in 1984, in Gwacheon, South Korea and has grown world wide.
Shincheonji has been established according to the Word of God as written in the Bible and continues to grow by welcoming all who are hungry and thirsty for the Word and seek to come to the knowledge of the truth through understanding the Bible. It's structure is created according to the same structure recorded in the Bible (Rv 4) and continues to teach the Word of God for free to people in all walks of life.
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