Against medicinal poisoning investigation of Lee-Jaerock of Manmin Joong-ang
Church, pastor Hongdo Kim (http://www.kumnan.org)
lobbied to related authorities.
Reported by Christian Council against cult-heresy research and countermeasures
Part 1. Drug addiction of Lee-Jaerock (
Christian Council against heresy-cult research and countermeasures is a
representative Christian research organization against cult-heresy, that was
founded and operating to protect Christian truth and to stop the advent and
abuse of cult-heresy and to recover and preserve human rights and benefits of
Lee-Jearock was judged as cult in 1998 by the assembly of Korean Holiness Church
of Jesus ( http://www.sungkyul.org ) and
Christian Council against cult-heresy research and countermeasures (
http://www.church-heresy.com ) and
Christian Council of Korea ( http://www.cck.or.kr
) and he is seceded from the normal Christianity. Countless scandals and
absurdities had been reported in "Church and Heresy" magazine, "PD's note" of MBC
http://imbc.com, monthly magazine "Mal"
http://digitalmal.com, weekly magazine
"Sunday news" http://www.ilyo.co.kr and
various press media. And after that, as a result of putting together endlessly
reported scandals, the situation is out of the limit that an individual or a
private organization can solve, and if it is laid aside, there is enough
possibility that it appears as tremendous social problem. So this council hopes
eagerly to have thorough investigation and inquiry about the case, and the
isolation from the society to prevent further victims and secure public order.
First, concerning symptom by taking drugs
The symptoms followed by taking drugs are as follows.
(1) He has frequent convulsions states in whole body severely.
( Lee-Jaerock, himself stated admitting his convulsions in the pulpit, deacon L
in security team, who escorts Lee-Jaerock, many resigned ministers of Manmin
church, believers testified about this )
(2) On hand and leg, Lee-Jaerock was seen that he had swellings, boils and
spots. ( To hide these facts, he explained away that they are scratches by nail,
that was made while shaking hands. But according to the testimony of ministers
who watched beside him, it was not the injury but the swellings. And for the
time being, he had walked with a limp. )
(3) He frequently did not sleep for several days, 15 days or 29 days as longest
case. ( Lee-Jaerock clarified by himself in the workers meeting and in the
church sermon )
(4) Lee-Jaerock seduced many women to have sex in group and he calls one by one
to have sex. ( It is reported in "Church and Heresy" magazine
http://church-heresy.com , "Mal" magazine
http://digitalmal.com, "Sunday News"
(5) The focus of his eyes is unclear and he easily gets vexed, sometimes he
feels melancholy, giggles without reason, swallow spit since his mouth is dry,
weep in the appearance of being drooped without strength, empty the pulpit for
several weeks and shows no responsibility. And he often says asking to allow him
at least several weeks, several months, or one year.
(6) In early 2001 church service, Lee-Jaerock himself admitted "I took drugs but
I did it before." About that, medical doctor Yeu-Sanghoon in secretarial section
admitted that the medicine is drug. Medical doctor deacon Yeu-Sanghoon admitted
that Lee-Jaerock took drugs.
(7) Lee-Jaerock says, in the air there is spiritual world that is invisible to
our eyes and it is the Garden of Eden. And he insists that if Lee-Jaerock
commands the aliens who are ready always for him, the aliens come down by UFO,
which is the airplane of their world, they gather around Lee-Jaerock to have
symposium. Then the scene will be broadcasted live to all around the world. And
at that time, his identity shall be proved so many kings of the nations and many
people will bring money bags so that greatest and magnificent temple ( diameter
is 800 m ) will come to be built. And Lee-Jaerock talks big that he will walk on
the surface of water and like contracting space by magic he will move without
sound taking whirl wind and he will be able to disappear suddenly like wind like
Philip in Bible.
(8) Lee-Jaerock says that because he completed whole spirit by removing all
sinful nature, evil nature and poisonous nature, whatever he drink, eat and do,
it does not become sin.
(9) Lee-Jearock says even if all worlds hates and tries to kill Lee-Jaerock, God
is in his side so he does not worry. In this way, he shows reckless valor,
exaggerates so much, and is consistent in excuses, pleas and lies.
( For example, Lee-Jaerock played gambling and excused that it is not sin
according to the country's culture. Lee-Jaerock insists that the sex scandals
with woman believers is not sin but because he loved them, he showed the
expression of love. Whole world was surprised by storming MBC ( Munhwa
Broadcasting Company, http://www.imbc.com ) by
violence but Lee-Jaerock talk in favor of his believers that it was righteous
behavior for church. And after he drank alcohol, he excuses people around him
let him drink so that Lee-Jaerock may sleep. )
(10) According to the testimony of church member named "D", who recently met "B"
who works in security team ( escort team ) in Manmin Joong-ang Church, the
health of Lee-Jaerock is getting worse. And the symptoms like convulsions that
had been happened from long time ago, are getting worse and severe. And the
cause is diagnosed that it is the sequela by taking drugs, so the people around
Lee-Jaerock are in extremely nervous state. ( Yeou , and Hwang who were former
medical doctors, are in secretarial section of Manmin church )
How it is shameless fraud conduct in the name of religion? Lee-Jaerock urges
that he himself do not have sin, received the power of god most, and he has the
greatest power to heal disease so there is no need to go to hospital or pharmacy
and believers should be healed by faith. But he himself goes astray falling in
drug addiction. It is inexcusable and scandalous conduct. So we cannot help
saying that it itself shows the appearance that Lee-Jaerock is a perfect
Considering the testimonies of witnesses and situations that are mentioned
above, the symptoms that is happening to him is the ones followed by the drug
addiction or withdrawal symptoms. If it is laid aside, and considering his
influence and the attitude of the followers, the possibility cannot be denied
that it can be magnified like the great accident like Odayang accident - group
suicide, murder and rapes. The damage and sensation will surpass our
imagination. So we should be warned in the efforts to prevent in advance the
case of victims in 1000s of souls belonging to the church and in their family,
relatives, neighbors, company, school and organization for the stability of
nation and mutual benefits.
Part 2. Sex scandal of Lee-Jaerock with many women
(1) Lee-Jaerock enjoys sex in group with many women. And he says this
hallucinogenic sex party is the feast that God granted specially to console him.
( This testimony is from one of witnesses ).
(2) The victims testify sex affairs of Lee-Jaerock is done in many sites of
prayer places ( Condominium, Apartment ) and when Lee-Jaerock has provincial
tours, sex affairs are mainly done in motel or hotel.
(3) Representitive victims and testifiers are Kim, Park, Noh, Kim and others.
10s of women victims visited and made phone calls to monthly magazine press
company "Church and Heresy" (http://church-heresy.com) in 1997 before TV program
named "PD's note - Cult sensation, pastor Lee-Jaerock, Shepherd, our Shepherd"
was aired on May 15 1999. If this is true, now the number of victims is expected
to increase even more and it is expected to be over 100s victims. ( In the
public hearing of Woman organization ( Korean Association of Woman Theologian
http://www.kawt.org, Korea Church Woman's Union http://www.kcwu.org ) there were
testimonies of victims ).
(4) How are this kind of things possible? It is because of the atmosphere of
Manmin church. Either man or woman in Manmin church think it is great honor to
take Lee-Jaerock's hand ( broadcasted in TV program "PD's note" of MBC ). If
someone receives telephone call, she regards it really a great blessing in her
whole life. So if a woman receives telephone call or if Lee-Jaerock calls a
woman to come to certain sites like a prayer place that Lee-Jaerock's wife does
not know, what woman in Manmin church does not willingly run to the place? ( The
women were moved by Lee-Jaerock's automobile driven by his private driver,
Choi-Jungsu ). Most of all, the fact that there are many people in the church,
who will die if Lee-Jaerock dies, shows the possibility that even more weird and
scandalous things can happen.
And also from time to time Lee-Jaerock said in the sermon or in the Lord's
servant training, "Dear members, did Adam and Eve wear clothes in the beginning?
If we do not have sins at all, even if we take off all our clothes and are
naked, does it become shame to us?" It is said that whenever Lee-Jaerock seduced
women, he told the story of the Garden of Eden.
(5) It is said that Lee-Jaerock gave around KRW300,000 (US$250), KRW500,000
(US$416), KRW1,000,000 (US$830), KRW3,000,000 (US$2,500) of pocket
money to the women who became his sex partner.
(6) Lee-Jaerock had insisted
"I do not have sin and I am at the same position with God. Whatever I do, it
does not become sins."
And this word proves the meaning that whatever Lee-Jaerock does with women
believers, it does not become sin.
(7) In Oct 2001, third daughter of Lee-Jaerock ( Soojin Lee ) ran away from
home, and because of this accident, church members came to whisper about the
situation. So Lee-Jaerock explained away that his daughter went out arbitrarily
leaving a letter saying she went out to learn English and other things. Actually
she was shocked by Lee-Jaerock's sex scandals, her mother ( Lee-Jaerock's wife )
who knew about this fact, lost her strength and wept many days, and persuade her
daughter to forgive her father and come back several times. So her daughter went
back after 60 days but members testified that her body seemed to become severely
Part 3. Swindle under the mask of religion
(1) In Dec 2001, Lee-Jaerock told that his monthly tithe was over KRW1,000,000,000s (US$100,000s) and his income was over KRW10,000,000,000s (US$ 1,000,000s) for last 10 years in the public meeting.
(2) What on earth, which pastor in Korean church can file up so much money from
his normal salary? Money-grubbing that is beyond imagination, is to be blamed
for, and the real fact of this case should be clarified necessarily.
(3) Lee-Jaerock said he himself prayed personally to the believer who offers
more than KRW5,000,000 (US$ 4166).
For example, there was a brother named Chun, his parents were struck by traffic
accident and his mother died at the site and his father became disabled in whole
body and was moved to Seoul and took rest in hospital. His father was led to
Manmin Joong-ang Church by his son. And he was living in wheelchair paralyzed in
the lower half of body. He offered KRW300,000,000 (US$2,500) personally to
Lee-Jaerock to be healed through Lee-Jaerock. ( Minister Park, witnessed
personally in the room of Lee-Jaerock )
(4) Lee-Jaerock is spreading ridiculous logic that on July 3 1998 and July 17
1998, 2 times, the throne of God descended to Manmin Joong-ang Church and came
down personally, and this time God left the key of New Jerusalem, so if anyone
would prepare present and receive prayer from Lee-Jaerock, all his sins are
(5) Now the financial structure of Manmin Joong-ang Church is under severely
fragile status, the debt that is disclosed by Lee-Jaerock himself at
extraordinary session of worker's meeting, is over KRW40,000,000,000 (US$33,000,000), loaned from 1st, and 2nd banking agency.
(6) There are countless cases that church received loan by the bank guarantee of
church members without any notice to them, the damage is reported to be very
(7) From the middle of 2001, under the goal to build new temple (Canaan temple),
Lee-Jaerock is continuously forcing offerings to the whole church members up
to now. The location of new temple is the area of 3.8 acres (15,868 square
meters) located in Guro Industrial Complex 3 of Gurogu. Lee-Jaerock declared
the total fund-raising amount is KRW100 billion (US$ 83 million). Currently the
fund-raising progress in under secret. Lee-Jaerock said that his believers
needed not to know about details but just tried to pray. According to the word
of church workers, if contract deposit KRW3 billions (US$2.5 millions) and
middle-contract deposit KRW3 billion (US$2.5 million) are paid, by mortgage
loan for 3.8 acres of land, new temple construction can begin. But if we see
that Factory Complex Building - Technotown is under construction now in the
reserved construction land, Lee-Jaerock is continuously deceiving his believers.
And the fact that he had deceived the members were proven. According to the word
of land owner, he returned the contract deposit because Lee-Jaerock's group
continuously had broken payment promise.
Part 4. Casino gambling scandal
(1) Lee-Jaerock himself confessed that he played "overseas gambling" in Las
Vegas, USA. He went to Las Vegas, USA for family vacation intentionally and his
reason was to make money by gambling to make offering.
(2) Nevertheless, he urged that it is just entertainment in any point, not
gambling. Really is it so ? One of his secretary Jonny Kim (now the director of
overseas mission team of Manmin Joong-ang Church, MWM, Korean name Jinhong Kim
or Jonny Kim)'s file was copied by Mr. N, one of the worker who worked together with Jonny
Kim in Overseas team of Secretarial section of Manmin Joong-ang Church. And it
discloses that at single time, he lost KRW30,000,000 (US$25,000), KRW40,000,000(US$33,000) and KRW50,000,000 (US$41,000). And according to the
testimony of Han-Jung-Ae, former minister of the church, proved above facts.
Part 5. Lee-Jaerock insists time-limited eschatology, and pays much attention
to his deification
(1) Lee-Jaerock insists time-limited eschatology, makes believers to set all
focuses on only church and himself. So he leads believers to live pessimistic,
bless-centered and mystic lives. He had ringed a bell in every new year ceremony
(2) He lies countlessly that all prayers are answered by God if members believe
Lee-Jaerock's word. And He did delusive big talks that he will achieve to walk
on the surface of water. But till now no such signs are found in anywhere.
Part 6. Detailed deification of Lee-Jaerock
(1) Lee-Jaerock is the one in the left side of God, and God teaches him without
any secret because he was sealed as son.
(2) Even evil spirit cried out that Lee-Jaerock is God the Holy Spirit.
(3) My origin is not man. Your origin is man, but I am God the Holy Spirit who
took the body of man and came into this world and finish the end of this earth.
Lee-Jaerock gave this kind of secret training internally. (the original body of
the Holy Spirit is Lee-Jaerock)
(4) Lee-Jaerock testified that he himself is God the Holy Spirit by letting his
aides or those whose spiritual eyes were opened say in the front. He spread
this fact implicitly through small group meeting. And it is known that if this
becomes issues and members quit church, he shirks his responsibility meanly,
saying "When did I say such thing directly in the pulpit?".
(5) Lee-Jaerock insists that his own face is most similar to the face of God on
this earth. The happening that the eyes, face, and body shape of God is most
similar to Lee-Jaerock, are repeated continuously.
(6) Lee-Jaerock told church members to believe whatever he says in 100% and then
he says they will live in the huge house of Lee-Jaerock in New Jerusalem of
heaven forever happily.
Our association eagerly hopes that clarification and investigation of this fact
may make progress fast by systematic analysis and judgement for collected
details as above in our association, for human rights, public order, peace of
nation, faith that believe Jesus Christ and conscience of Christian, so that
innocent people may not be deceived and damaged by hallucinogenic sex party,
money gambling, lie and swindling under the mask of religion.
Part 7. Pastor Hongdo Kim of Chumran church lobbied to related authorities
for drug addict Lee-Jaerock.
Until Lee-Jaerock came to be issue in broadcasting press and his viciousness is
disclosed and in Korean denominations judged him as cult, many pastor were
attracted by his money and sided Lee-Jaerock and exchange pulpit with him. But
further damages came to be stopped because of the effort of monthly magazine
"Church and Heresy" to disclose that there are great ethic and moral problems
with Lee-Jaerock and he insists his heretic doctrines, risking his own neck.
But he is still alive. But it is definite real fact that he does not have proper
body health from several years ago. It is the fact that he is a drug addict. It
is out of the common knowledge that there is one who sides Lee-Jaerock, stirring
related authorities. Furthermore, pastor Hongdo Kim, well-known in the Christian
community sides Lee-Jaerock. This is impossible thing, if pastor Hongdo Kim is a
Lord's servant. Considering above facts, it is impossible thing if it is not the
case of medicinal addiction. Lee-Jaerock's use of medicine is not the thing of
today or yesterday. But from long time ago because of it, deification by
medicinal addition such as producing mystic effect with slide projector, swindle
of believer's money by deceiving them, were carried out without any hesitation
so such kind of sex scandals can be happened. This committee also submitted
petition to president of Korea to investigate this case quickly directing
related authority and to deliver judicial punishment to Lee-Jaerock.
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