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 Korea Association Against
Church Heresy (http://www.church-heresy.com)
Part 1. Drug addiction of Lee-Jaerock (
The 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 and the Manmin church were 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 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 beyond the limit that an individual or a
private organization can investigate, 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 his hands and legs, Lee-Jaerock has been seen to have swellings, boils and
spots. (To hide these facts, he explained them away as scratches by nails,
that were made while shaking hands with others. But according to the testimony of ministers
who were able to observe him more closely, he condition was more serious than
can be explained by mere scratches and he had swellings. And for a
time, 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 actually said this by himself in the workers meeting and in the
church sermon )
(4) Lee-Jaerock has seduced many women to have sex in group and he calls on them
one by one
to have sex. ( It is reported in "Church and Heresy" magazine
http://church-heresy.com , "Mal" magazine
http://digitalmal.com, and "Sunday News"
(5) The focus of his eyes is unclear and he easily gets vexed. Sometimes he
feels melancholy, giggles without reason, swallows spit because his mouth is dry.
weeps in the appearance of being droopy without strength. He leaves the pulpit
several weeks and shows no responsibility. And he often asks to allow him
at least several weeks, several months, or one year.
(6) In early 2001 church service, Lee-Jaerock himself admitted "I took
I did it before." About that, medical doctor Yeu-Sanghoon in secretarial section
admitted that the medicine is a dope. Medical doctor deacon Yeu-Sanghoon admitted
that Lee-Jaerock took dopes.
(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 always available to him, the aliens come down by UFOs,
which are the airplanes of their world, and they gather around Lee-Jaerock to have
symposiums. Oneday he plans that this 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) come to be built. And Lee-Jaerock talks so big that he claims that he will walk on
the surface of water and like shrinking the space by magic he will move without
a sound. Then taking a whirl wind and he will be able to disappear suddenly like wind
as Philip did in Bible.
(8) Lee-Jaerock says that whatever he drink, eat and do,
it does not become sin, because he has completed the whole spirit by removing all
of his sinful nature, evil nature and poisonous nature.
(9) Lee-Jearock says even if all world oneday hates and tries to kill him, God
will be on his side so he does not worry. In this way, he shows reckless valor,
exaggerates greatly, and is consistent in excuses, pleas and lies.
(For example, Lee-Jaerock was involved in the gambling in Las Vegas, USA, and excused that it is not sin
according to the country's culture. Lee-Jaerock insists that the sex scandals
with woman members are not sin but because he loved them, he showed the
expression of love. The whole world was surprised by the storming MBC (Munhwa
Broadcasting Company, http://www.imbc.com) by
violence. But Lee-Jaerock has spoken in favor of his members who did this and
has stated that it was righteous
behavior for the church. And after he drank alcohol, he explained to people around him
that he drinks just so may sleep.)
(10) According to the testimony of the 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 shameless deceptive conduct in the name of "religion" it is? Lee-Jaerock
preaches 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 members 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 this in itself shows that Lee-Jaerock is a perfect
Considering the testimonies of witnesses and situations that are mentioned
above, the symptoms that are happening to him are 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 that these sex affairs of Lee-Jaerock is performed in many sites of
prayer places (Condominium, Apartment). And when Lee-Jaerock has provincial
tours, sex affairs are mainly performed in motels or hotels.
(3) Representitive victims and testifiers are Kim, Park, Noh, Kim and others.
Tens of women victims visited and made phone calls to the 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 number in the hundreds 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 these kinds of things possible? It is because of the atmosphere of
Manmin church. Both men or women in Manmin church think it is great honor to
take Lee-Jaerock's hand (broadcasted in TV program "PD's note" of MBC). If
a female member receives telephone call from Lee-Jaerock, she regards it really a great blessing in her
whole life. So if a woman receives telephone call from Lee-Jaerock and he asks a
woman to come to a certain site like a prayer place that Lee-Jaerock's wife does
not know, what woman in Manmin church does not willingly go 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 has 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 partners.
(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 sin."
And this word proves the meaning that whatever Lee-Jaerock does with women
members, it does not become sin.
(7) In Oct 2001, the third daughter of Lee-Jaerock (Soojin Lee) ran away from
home, and because of this incident, 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 persuaded 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 said in a public church meeting that his monthly tithe was over
KRW100,000,000s (US$100,000s) and his monthly income was over KRW1,000,000,000s (US$ 1,000,000s)
continuously for last 10 years.
(2) How can any pastor in a Korean church can file up so much money from
his normal salary? This level of money-grubbing is beyond imagination. There
should be accountability and clarification of finances.
(3) Lee-Jaerock has promised that he himself will pray personally for any member
who gives more than KRW5,000,000 (USD5000).
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 KRW30,000,000 (US$30,000) 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 notion 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 a 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 was disclosed by Lee-Jaerock himself at
extraordinary session of a worker's meeting, is over KRW40,000,000,000 (US$40,000,000), 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 a new Manmin church temple (Canaan temple),
Lee-Jaerock is continuously forcing offerings of the whole church members until 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 (USD 100 millions). Currently the
fund-raising progress is kept secret. Lee-Jaerock has said that his members needed not to know about details but just
try to pray. According to the word
of church workers, if contract deposit KRW3 billions (USD3 millions) and
middle-contract deposit KRW3 billion (USD3 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, then Lee-Jaerock is continuously deceiving his
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 did some "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 Johnny Kim, who is now the director of
overseas mission team of Manmin Joong-ang Church, MWM, Korean name is Jinhong Kim.
Kim's file was copied by Mr. N, one of the worker who worked together with Johnny
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$30,000),
KRW40,000,000(US$40,000) and KRW50,000,000 (US$50,000). 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 has given delusive talks in which he claims that he will
one day be able to walk
on the surface of water. But as of up to this date, 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
withholding any secrets because he was sealed as son.
(2) Even evil spirit have 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 public. He spread
this fact implicitly through small group meetings. And it is known that if this
becomes an issue and members quit the Manmin 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 the most similar face on the earth to the face of God. The
teaching that the eyes, face, and the body shape of God are similar to Lee-Jaerock,
is repeated continuously.
(6) Lee-Jaerock told church members to believe whatever he says totally, and then
he says they will live in the huge house of Lee-Jaerock in New Jerusalem of the heaven forever happily.
Our association eagerly hopes that clarification and investigation of these facts
may make progress quickly by systematic analysis and judgement. The collected
details shown in this report by our association will hopefully improve human rights, public order, peace of
our nation, faith in the belief in Jesus Christ, and conscience of Christians, 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 pastors were
attracted by his money and sided with Lee-Jaerock and exchange pulpits 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 his heretic doctrines, which he hold on to, thus 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 with 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, deifications by
medicinal addition such as producing mystic effect "Glory of Light" with slide
of member's money by deceiving them, were carried out without any hesitation
so such kind of sex scandals can be happened. This committee also submitted a petition to
the president of Korea to investigate this case quickly directing
related authority and to deliver judicial punishment to Lee-Jaerock.
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