Due to the corruption and the secularization of today’s religious world, a great number of people are coming to Shincheonji to study the Bible and to fulfill their spiritual needs. While seeing a worldwide decrease in the number of people who identify themselves with a religion, there was a unique phenomenon of 100,000 people streaming into a church called Shincheonji, church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (a rising denomination with origins in the Republic of Korea) in a short time of a year.
On November 10 2019, Shincheonji held a graduation with 100,000 graduates that completed a Bible study offered in Shincheonji. Shincheonji offers a free 6-month Bible study course that one must complete in order to be registered as a church member.
The graduation took place in the South Korean province of Gyeonggi-do, with a total of 101,286 people who passed their graduation exam after studying the Bible in its entirety. Approximately 50,000 were present in the audience and for the online live broadcast thousands of International graduates participated from dozens of countries — including US cities such as Chicago, New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles.
A graduate commented, “In a traditional church, I was not able to fulfill my spiritual hunger; however, in Shincheonji I was able to fill it with the words of the Bible and understand a clear purpose of my life as a Christian,” and he continued on to say, “numerous people are leaving their churches due to the corruption and secularization that is prevalent in many churches today, but Shincheonji helps believers to have a logical and a clear understanding of what it means to be reborn with the Word. Therefore, I chose to go to Shincheonji.”
A survey done on current graduates states, 95% of them chose to go to Shincheonji because of the excellent teaching of the Bible. Shincheonji teaches the Bible in its entirety from the book of Genesis to Revelation in half a year, and the greatest difference between traditional churches is that it is the only place that teaches the fulfillment of the prophecies of Revelation.
The graduation will be the starting point of Shincheonji’s continuous growth. Each of the 100,000 graduates have fulfilled a 100% evangelism rate, there are currently 200,000 people that are studying the Bible in Shincheonji. If growth continues at this pace, within 3 years Shincheonji will reach a million congregation members, and the status quo of the religious world will change.