THE NEW LIFE MISSION
For some time now we have been coming across books and leaflets published by a Korean group going by the name,
The New Life Mission (NLM). The NLM’s founder and author of its publications is Paul C. Jong.
NLM claim to be a non-denominational, non-profit mission organization established in 1991 (which has distributed) over one million copies of about 50 Christian titles in 65 languages of the world….to 216 countries. (1)
The main distinctive of NLM is its message of the necessity of being Born Again of Water and The Spirit.
Paul C. Jong states:
Jesus had fulfilled all righteousness for all people through His baptism in a just and fitting manner. Because jesus took on all the sins of the people through His baptism. (2)
Therefore, without having ‘the faith in the baptism of Jesus,’ we cannot be saved.(3)
To obtain complete redemption, one must believe in the redemption of the water of His (Jesus–emphasis the author of this article) baptism and the blood that saved all souls from sin. Salvation is available to those who wholeheartedly believe in the Word: “I saved you completely with My baptism by John the Baptist and with my bleeding to death on the Cross.” (4)
In order to be redeemed of all our sins, we have to believe in His baptism, through which John the Baptist passed all the sins of the world onto jesus and the Cross. It is by ‘the water’ that John the Baptist passed all the sins of mankind onto Jesus.(5)
This new doctrine is found nowhere in any of the writings of the New Testament Scriptures. It is not recorded in the preaching of the Apostles in the Book of Acts. One would logically think that if believing that John the Baptist placed the sins of the world onto Jesus through baptism was so essential, the Apostles would have spelt it out in clear and unmistakeable terms!
The fact is that the Bible clearly states that it was NOT John the Baptist that placed the sins of the world onto Jesus:
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
It would be true that John the Baptist placed the sins of the whole world upon Jesus IF John the Baptist were the LORD, but John was NOT!
We are told:
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than
that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8-9)
The Gospel of the Water and the Spirit taught by Paul C. Jong is definitely ANOTHER Gospel and, according to Holy Scripture Rev. Jong is accursed.
We would advise all our readers to be aware of this group, to warn your Pastors and/or churches, Christian friends, associates AND relatives to keep an eye out for any leaflets and books that may be left in waiting rooms, public transport, Charity/Thrift stores, Church Libraries and Book Stalls. NLM offer ALL their publications free of charge. Only the other week I came across a young woman and her daughter handing out copies of these books at the main railway station here in Manchester.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (JUDE verse 3)
(1) If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink–Leaflet
(2) Have You Truly Been Born Again of WATER and THE SPIRIT? (by. Paul C. Jong, pub 1999, Revised Edition 2002. Hephzibah Publishing House) Page 8
(3) Ibid: page 9
(4) Ibid: page 175
(5) Ibid: page 111
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