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Forward with the reform!

M. Stephan Choe (Bochum), 21. Febr. 2001I want to report here on my previous attempts to persuade personal discussions with Father Abraham Lee to reform. I will also report on the many conversations with M. Kaleb Hong (Heidelberg), although one can already find out in my earlier presentation "Cause, Course and Perspective of the UBF Germany Reform Movement" of Dec. 22, 2000, how the talks of the five Senior Leader of the UBF Germany since his years, especially last year, had run over the need of reform problems. My open letter to Father Abraham Lee and Isaac Lee may serve as additions. Since his years there have been intensive discussions and fierce arguments about the problems that need to be reformed among the Five, because after the leadership meeting in Cologne they spent an extra night there and had time to talk about God's work. If an unjust action was committed by M. Samuel Lee, as in the deposition of M. Peter Chang (Columbus, USA) or James Kim (Toledo), there wer…

Open letter from Isaac Lee to Abraham K. Lee in January 2001

"If anyone thinks he serves God, and does not keep his tongue in check, but deceives his heart, his worship is vain." (James 1:26) Stuttgart, 06.01.2001 Dear Pastor Abraham, Thank you for your letter on December 20, 2000. I received it on December 23, but I could not answer immediately because we studied the letter of James last week. All the staff received much grace, orientation and strength through this Bible study. May the Lord bless you and your family rich this year and help you to serve God's good work in Germany! Dear Pastor Abraham, I'm sorry that you had so much worry and annoyance because of me. In your ten-page letter, you once again showed me my "sin" and called me to repent. The main accusation is that the reform-minded leaders would have gathered without your "permission" and caused the "split" and that the "spiritual order" would have been destroyed. You also mentioned that I or M. Stephan T. Center asked for DM 20,…

Open letter from Stephan Choe to Abraham K. Lee from December 2000

"Therefore, who hears this my speech and does it, is like a wise man who built his house on rock." (Mt 7:24)

Bochum, Dec. 26, 2000
Dear Pastor Abraham Lee, I have received your letter of Dec. 20, 2000 well. Thank you first for your patience with me in the last 22 years and for your love for me. However, I have realized that it is necessary for me to reiterate the essential reform concerns. Not marginal problems, but core problems should be properly treated and solved in the light of the Bible, so that the reform of UBF Germany would be done properly and God glorified. I visited you on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 to find a way to overcome the crisis of UBF Germany. We spoke for two and a half hours in the center of Cologne for two. That day, at the beginning of the conversation, I asked you how you would like to solve the crisis. Since you answered, that you did not change your initial opinion You said that you did not haul punishment on me and Isaac Lee, but asked only for rep…

A letter from the Reform Committee to Pastor Abraham K. Lee

John 8:31, 32, "Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him," If you will abide by my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. " Dear Pastor Abraham, We will wait until the 31st of January 2001 for you to withdraw the measure on M. Stephan Choe and M. Isaac Lee, publish the cash reports of the last 3 years over tithing, and agree to form a body for the important ones To discuss community affairs and make decisions according to biblical and democratic principles. If we do not receive a binding response from you by then, we will accept that as a confirmation of your intention, without working with only those who have remained with you. Therefore, we have no choice but to start organizing the reform of the community. We then find no reason to continue to send the tithe from the sacrifices of our employees to Cologne. But you should not misunderstand that, as if we want to separate ourselves from each other. We do not …

Translation of a report published in the book “Sekten – Die neuen Heilsbringer” (“Cults – the New Bringers of Salvation”), A Handbook, by Heide-Marie Cammans, Düsseldorf 1998, p. 97-111

University-Bible-Fellowship One thing I can comment on my work with sects and cults in any case – it never gets boring! The span between the extremes permanently broadens itself, the methods of the movements besides the well-tried methods constantly produce something new, as well as the individual cults know how to change their outfit when required like chameleons. The adviser actually never stops being astonished and studying. His work is therefore subject to the claim of greatest carefulness. So classifications have to be carried out only after an exact check respectively. If this doesn’t happen, the “University-Bible Fellowship” (German: “Universitäts-Bibel-Freundschaft,” abbreviated UBF) could be mistaken for the Unification Church of the Korean San Myung Mun at the first glance. The reader might already have felt a little how variously the new salvation offerings are taken to market, though introducing some movements we have so far only chosen from the spectrum of the pseudo or …