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The Korea Times & Jae-rock Lee
« on: July 12, 2016, 07:19:58 PM »
The Korea Times is sure not in danger of having its power cut by disgruntled followers of Jae-rock Lee if such fine examples of investigative journalism like "Man Visits Book Shop" and "Books Shown at Book Fair" are any indication. There are, however, a couple of brave mentions of the 1999 protests and a surprise mention of the JMS cult banging up The Donga-Ilbo following the arrest of Jeong. Not quite enough to restore my faith in The Korea Times, but they made for a nice change from all the "books in bookshops" and "faith healing" pieces. Another welcome surprise was the mention of Ock-soo Park's Good News Baptist/IYF cult.

I started gathering links with the view to having some fun at The Korea Times' expense. Granted, that's not a particularly challenging challenge - who could forget the fear and chaos their article about the approaching Gootan Invasion Fleet from the plant Gootan caused? Not to mention the fact The Korea Times also won an award for the most positive pieces about Korea's Shinchonji cult - but having explored all the below links, I think they did an amazing job of documenting some very interesting aspects of Lee's "church". Perhaps they'd better boost security around their power lines after all?

2007
October 28: Faith Complements Diplomatic Career (The Korea Times)
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For the new Costa Rican ambassador, his religious conviction completes his personal life, and takes his diplomatic obligation to the next level. ... His religious conviction is the most visible when he is off-duty. He never misses any of the three services held on Sundays. Sometimes, he attends Friday night services, which start at 11 p.m. and end at 4 a.m. the next morning. His favorite book is the Bible. He is attending the Manmin Joongang Church, located in Guro-gu, from which several missionaries in Costa Rica are from, he said.

2008
July 6: Christians Denounce TV Program for Humanizing Jesus (The Korea Times)
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A television documentary depicting Jesus as a human is drawing sharp criticism from Christian circles. ...This is the first time a local broadcasting TV network has tried to study Christianity itself rather than Christians. Their struggle against the media's allegations toward their belief also has a long history. MBC was invaded by groups of ManMin Church adherents who did not like their being labeled as a heretical cult in 1999, and JMS followers occupied the Donga Ilbo building after the newspaper described their leader as a swindler earlier this year.  :)

November 9: More Credits to Africa (The Korea Times)
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Costa Rican Ambassador to Seoul Fernando Borbon has rediscovered Africa as a land of hope through his first trip to the continent in August. ... A former acting pastor, he is registered as part of the congregation of the Good News Church and Manmin Church in Seoul. Borbon, along with nearly 200 young Christians, participated in the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) World Youth Camp held in Ghana.

2009
November 12: Christian Medical Conference Draws Global Attendance (The Korea Times)
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During the Conference, an Australian Doctor Irene Jacovou presented a healing case of a 68-year-old man, and this was the most outstanding case of healing presented.

A Ukrainian Doctor Larisa from Ukraine presented the case of healing on hepatitis C by prayer, and this was really confirmed as the person of the same case firsthand showed up and testified to his healing. Another Australian doctor Mieke Kuiper presented the case of healing of eclampsia and subarachnoid hemorrhage by prayer. Two Korean doctors presented the cases of healing of the infected cystic mass in the submandibular area and the retroperitoneal necrotizing fascitis due to perforated acute appendicitis, with scientific and medical data confirming the healing cases. In addition, the many cases of the healing of various diseases including schizophrenia, pancreonecrosis, and AIDS that cannot be cured with medicine but only by the power of God.  :o

2010
June 3: Christian Medical Conference Seeks Best in Faith (The Korea Times)
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Divine healing cases manifested through Dr. Jaerock Lee, Founder & Board Chairman of WCDN and Senior Pastor of Manmin Central Church were presented, and the case of patient who was healed of stomach cancer by only prayer without receiving any medication, which was presented by Dr. Fidel Fernandez, pathologist from the Philippines startled many people in attendance.  :o

July 6: Dr. Jaerock Lee Publishes New Book on Fruits of Spirit (The Korea Times)

November 10: Estonia Miracle Healing Crusade 2010 Attracts Large Crowd (The Korea Times)
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Dr. Lee has led mega-sized crusades in dozens of countries including Germany, Russia, India, USA, and Israel. At times tens of thousands, other times hundreds of thousands and even millions of people gathered. ... In addition, many people in attendance were healed of various diseases including cancers and heart diseases and restored poor eyesight by the great explosion of the Holy Spirit.  :o

2011
January 7: Recent Books (The Korea Times)
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Following his life from his time of medical difficulties ― seven years of incurable diseases, according to Lee ― he became a born-again Christian in 1974 following a visit to a church. ... Surrounded by scandal and cult accusations, Lee was excommunicated from the Church of Holiness in 1990, disassociated from Israel’s largest evangelical organization and the subject of investigative documentaries broadcast by MBC. :)
 

March 1: Lee's Books Featured in Israel Book Fair (The Korea Times)
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Lee is senior pastor of the Manmin Central Church in Seoul, a 120,000-member international church, and was recently named as one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Christian Leaders in 2009 and 2010” by the Christian Telegraph newspaper. :o

March 18: Reverend Lees Challenges Inspire Faith in Readers (The Korea Times)
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As we read this book, we learn how obedience and complete devotion can bear fruit spiritually and materially. :o

June 15: Christian Conference Seeks Healing Through Faith (in Brisbane) (The Korea Times) Brochure available here:o


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There were many other presentations on divine healing by the grace and power of the Lord: a young man whose cervical fracture had left him paralyzed from the waist down; a woman who had stopped receiving medication but been healed of prolactinoma by faith; a man who had been dying of cervical and cardiac laceration and was miraculously brought back to life; and a few others who were healed of malignant lymphoma, serious shock after cholecystectomy, and other diseases.  :o

September 7: ’Spirit, Soul and Body’ Published in Malaysia (The Korea Times)
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In the new book the author deals with the question “What did God, who existed all by Himself before all eternity, look like?”

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2012
May 31: 9th Int’l Christian Medical Conference held in Kenya (The Korea Times)
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At the conference, eight divine healing cases were presented with medical data: four cases performed through Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee’s prayers or after handkerchiefs sent from other countries that he prayed over were laid on patients.

June 29: Dr. Jaerock Lee's Books Attract Attention (The Korea Times)
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The booth’s ambience allowed visitors to enjoy a feeling of comfort as though they were in a personal library in Heaven. 8)

2014
November 4: International Theologian Publishes Sermon in Seven Languages (The Korea Times)
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Prof. Kim Byung-jong of Seoul National University has endorsed the book. Kim teaches oriental painting at the university, and his work was presented to the Chinese president Xi Jin Ping during his visit to Seoul on July 4. "Through this magnificent drama about the Book of Job, I have come to understand that the ultimate goal of Rev. Lee Jae-rock's ministry of healing of the body and spirit he dreams is to lead as many people to the kingdom of heaven," Kim wrote in his endorsement. ...

Rev. Lee, senior pastor of the Manmin Central Church in Seoul, is currently chairman of the United Holiness Church of Jesus Christ and permanent president of the World Christianity Revival Mission Association.

December 14: Spiritual Leader's Autobiography Published in 34 Languages (The Korea Times)
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My Life, My Faith 1 the first of a two-part autobiography by international spiritual leader Dr. Jaerock Lee, has been published in 34 languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Initially, the book was published in Korean in 2006, and it has since been translated into other languages: Asian languages, including Indonesian, Japanese, Tagalog and Vietnamese; and European languages, including Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.
Tidbits: The paperback and eBook English editions on Amazon have a combined total of zero reviews as of July 12, 2016. The sequel, My Life, My Faith 2, is only available on Amazon in Spanish; it also has zero reviews. This 48 cent paperback edition has one glowing review: "wow Love this book !!!1." Excerpts from part 1 and part 2 can be browsed courtesy of Google Books.

2015
March 2: Urim Books Featured at New Delhi World Book Fair (The Korea Times)
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Among the titles, the series book" Spirit, Soul and Body(2)" had the visitors' attention. In the book, Dr. Lee writes: "We can stop not only typhoons but also other natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions or earthquakes if we utilize the spiritual space. We can just cover the source of volcano eruption or the earthquake with the space of God, and these things can be made possible when it is right according to the justice of God. For example, to stop a disaster that causes damage at a national level, the leader of the country is supposed to ask for the prayer." :o

October 23: International Delegation Visits Urim Books (The Korea Times)
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According to the list of literary works by the number of translations cited in Wikipedia, the Bible continues to be the most translated book in the world. The list also includes the following books authored by Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee, senior pastor of Manmin Central Church: "The Message of the Cross" (57 languages) and "My Life, My Faith" (35 languages). :o

2016
January 6: DR Congo Official Visits Urim Books (The Korea Times)
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Pengo thanked Rev. Lee for his prayers for the African country on Sept. 21, 2014, hoping for the termination of the Ebola disease. Pengo claimed that the prayer "stopped the spread of the Ebola virus and no casualties occurred."

According to the U.N. World Health Organization, the 2014 Ebola outbreak in DR Congo affected 66 patients between Aug. 26 and Nov. 14 and resulted in 49 deaths. ;)

July 8: Lee Jae-rok's Books Featured at Int'l Christian Show (The Korea Times)