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Good News Mission IYF Gu-Won-Pa

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Steve says hi from Tema. I am a New Zealander living in Ghana and serving the people of Africa as an evangelist. I am married to the daughter of an evangelist and we have two small children. I was originally serving on board the Mercy Ship the Anastasis a vessel that brings free medical and dental care and relief to many. From there the Holy Spirit witnessed to me to be based in Ghana as a full time evangelist.

Please Steve why do you spend time and $ at the email cafe writing such articles?
My reason for writing this and the reason why I give myself to the work of being a witness for Christ is the following: To know God is the most important investment any of us can make, as all life comes from God. Acts 3:15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. Yet the path to Him is not a broad one, meaning there are not many ways to God; just one. Plus there is an enemy at work who is seeking to trip us up and stop us from knowing God, so we need to stay alert.

I do not write this to prove that I am right, I do not need to prove anything as I know I am right before God (I could be selfish and keep Him all to myself yet His love compels/motivates me strongly to speak/write to others); or that I am better than anyone. Simply put what God has done for me, He can do for all of us. Simply believe, and trust in the work of Christ on the cross and not in your own efforts. OK.

That one path to God what is it? John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. How do we join/find that path/way? Note below is not necessarily the order as God works individually with each of His Children. Yet each Step is vital for having a vital/real relationship with God.

THE PATH.

  • Simply through trusting/having faith in Christ and what he has come to do for us on the cross. For our faith to develop/grow we normally need to hear the gospel, or through prayer for example a remote villager can have visions and dreams and can come to trust in Christ.
  • We confess our sins, which is needed so that the darkness in us/hardness of heart can be dealt with. Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”
  • We need to receive Christ into our lives, as in doing so we can then access the power of God which works to develop our character so we can be transformed into His likeness. John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in His name.
  • This step is really an addition to C) The receiving of Christ/Being Born Again/from Above is the only way we can know God, as it is only when Christ comes to live in us that we are made alive to God. Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 

Oh reader what a wonderful scripture. If Christ is in you, you are alive to God. Your spirit/the breath of life/ your true inner man is tuned in/on the same frequency as God. Your spirit is then able to commune/hear from and speak to God. Enabling you to then please Him and live for Him, and be led by Him, and worship Him, and do His will.

Note: The sin of Adam is in all of us, thereby we are in darkness and separated from the Author of life, even from birth. What is the form of that separation? Its death in our spirit, or that our spirit has really never fully come alive. As a result to do the will of God, or to know Him is an impossibility. Hence our need of the Christ (the Righteous One) within.

Reader can you make your spirit come alive by seeking to do good works/ giving money to the poor etc as the Muslims do? Can you give a new birth to your spirit by being a zealous witness about the kingdom of God as the folks who call themselves Jehovah’s Witness do? Can you give give life to your spirit through being a missionary in a foreign nation as the Mormons/later day Saints seek to do for a year of their lives. The answer is no to all of the above. Simply receive Christ

Steven are you saying there is no good deed or act that I can do to make myself right with God? Yep you got it, just believe and receive. Simple. Then let the living waters within flow through you to others.

Do not let Satan/folks trick you by saying you have to prove yourselves pleasing to God by being obedient and enduring to the end before you can say you are qualified to be a Child of God. It’s Christ in you which qualifies you. Its Christ in you that enables you to endure to the end. It’s Christ in you that enables you to have the fruit of the spirit, it’s Christ in you that enables you to even be obedient to God in the first place. There that is it dear reader it’s all about Him, and not about us at all. He is the One whom makes/enables us to be obedient.

Then Steven what is my role/part to play? John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” That is your work to believe in Him. John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, “This is the work of God: that ye believe in Him whom He hath sent.”  That is your witnessing to let the living waters within you flow out. Meaning you speak and share your life with others. Simple, yet you do so living with a trust in Christ that He has done it all for you, then you can truly be a channel for the Holy Spirit to minister through you. Amen.

Steven why are you in Ghana? I am here because I trust God, and I know His plan is the best for me. I am here not to gain salvation/Christ as I have him/that already. I am here so his Spirit/living waters can reach many. God said go!

The reason for the title Good News mission? IYF Gu-Won-Pa? Here in Ghana we have a cult/false path which originates out of Korea, and is run by Ock Soo Park. Its goes under another name in Korea of Gu-Won-Pa which is the salvation sect. Recently I met some of their members from the Tema branch, and instantly I was aware of these two your men putting a strange twist/spin upon knowing God, and salvation.

They teach that after receiving Christ there is no need for further confession of sin. In fact they say if you confess you are a sinner you will not be going to heaven, as only the righteous go to Heaven. They teach as well that only the Good news Mission? is the true church. That the pastors and members of other churches are not saved.

Steve what do you say? The body of Christ is not divided. In a lot of different churches like Pentecost/Methodist/Presbyterian/Baptist etc, there are true Christians (Who have Christ within and who are seeking to let the living waters flow out of them). I asked the two young men from The Good News Mission? if they or their church manifests/uses the gifts of the Holy Spirit like speaking in tongues. They said no.

Yet God uses the gifts like tongues to confirm that His gift of salvation is present with those who are using the gifts. He also uses the gifts of the Spirit so that mans faith/trust would be placed/focused in the power of God rather than in the wisdom of men. See 1Corinthians 2.

Steve further says. The Christ within, the One who tore the veil in two so we could enter the Holy of Holies (the very presence of God) so we can be with God even as we walk on earth. The Christ within who is our hope of glory, Colossians 1:27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Its Christ within is who is our hope and confidence for Glory/Heaven.

Not as the members of Good News? teach, whereby when you receive Christ you are instantly made perfect and have no need of further repentance.

Steve says. It is a wonderful and humbling thing to be able to come to God at any moment and confess our sin/falling short of his standard. In fact confession stops our heart from becoming hardened, and is part of that turning back to God process needed after sinning.

Steve says. It is a most wonderful thing to know God and to be in His presence even while in this life and while on earth, in fact we are encouraged to come to God with boldness (Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.)

If we can have access to God while we are alive, I say most confidently/boldly that we who have Christ within and who seek to please God will have access to Heaven, not simply as a result of saying we have no sin. Hey He knows us, we can’t hide from Him. He knows we are sinners yet He chooses to give us the way of right being. Its Christ within making us right with God, the Christ within making us fit/ready/prepared for Heaven.

It’s having the Christ Within who has enabled us to enter heaven now from earth and later when we depart from this earth.

 

Further on The Good News Mission?

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I have found out as well that Ock Soo Park likes to arrange marriages for his members. Rather than allowing romance and natural affection to play a role. Natural affection is so important in a marriage, as is romance. Romans 1:30-31 without natural affection……..

Various Churches in Korea have made official statements about the Good News Mission?, IYF (International Youth Fellowship, which is used to suck in the youth), and the Gu-Won-Pa. The Presbyterian Church of Korea, The Korean Evangelical Holiness Church, The Presbyterian Church of Korea and others have stated that The Good News Mission? is heretical/departs from established beliefs. …. In a letter from Rev. Won Tae Cho, Secretary of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Council, he warned on the “dangers of Ock Soo Park’s Good News Mission” and pointing out that “not only do the members of the cult tempt Christians of third world countries using aggressive tactics funded by their abundant capital, but recently they infiltrated healthy Korean churches here in America”. “Because it is now difficult for this cult to operate in Korea, it has set its sights overseas………………

There are also various testimonies on the internet featuring individuals who escaped from the Good News Mission?/Gu-Won-Pa. If you type in the following onto a web browser you will read such a testimony http://forum.rickross.com/read.php?12,80334,80482. Where the writer an ex-member says that the Good News members live in fear of making a mistake and being kicked out of the mission. I have read about others saying the members talk more about Ock Soo Park than they do of Jesus.

Dear reader I encourage you to do research for yourself. Yet if you want to come into a full relationship with God I can say that The Good News Mission?/ Gu-Won-Pa is not for you.

Remember I said at the top of the page that to know God is the most valuable investment. Truly if you want to know Him leave the Good News Mission? Rather the mission should be named The Bad News Mission/The Controlling Mission or some other such name.

Please if you are in Ghana, and you read this call me on 026789 0000 or text me on 026789 0001. My email as well is Steve4arm@gmail.com

God be with you, that is Christ in you.

Steve.