Inside the South Korean ‘doomsday cult’ recruiting young Black Christians in the UK

When Joshua Adeyemi’s bible study leaders eventually told him the name of the church he was attending, he says the information came with a request – do not research it.

Joshua had been attending online study sessions for two months, 7pm-9pm, three days a week. But it would be another four months before he realised he was part of a “doomsday cult” called New Heaven New Earth (NHNE), or Shincheonji. Members believe that a South Korean man, Lee Man-hee, is a “chosen messenger of Jesus” on Earth to bring about the Second Coming. Had Joshua done that research, he might have learned sooner of Lee Man-Hee’s conviction for embezzling the church’s funds.

“The first two months they keep it very vague so you think it’s just a bible study with other Christians. But as you learn more you feel special, you get lost in it, you feel chosen and you start to believe in what they’re saying,” he said.

The 20-year-old is one of a number of ex-members who have told The Independent their concerns about the group’s recruitment techniques – said to “target” young Black people – and its practices, which many say leave them isolated after they are encouraged to abandon their family and friends.

Representatives of Shincheonji said that the group was now more open and its members were able to pursue careers and interests outside the sect.

The group has bases in London and Manchester but its reach is much wider, with hundreds of people attending Zoom meetings. Many more potential followers have been approached by members on social media after the pandemic forced the group’s activities online.

Joshua was approached on Instagram by a NHNE member in September 2020 and was soon having Facetime calls with them about his Christian faith. He went to an introductory Zoom session in December, which he thought was full of new recruits. He claims he later found out that a number of the people on the call were in fact members pretending to be going along for the first time.

From there he was signed up for one-to-one mentoring sessions, a bible study course, and he became a member in February 2021. He left some six months later in July after he grew concerned about what he was reading about the group online.

“The first weird thing they did was tell me not to tell my parents. My parents are Christian so I thought I would be able to tell them but the way they described it, they said it was too deep, and I should keep it between just us,” the Nottingham Trent University student explained.

Soon he felt the group had taken over his life. “I was cutting off my friends and family. No one in my life actually knew I was going to the sessions.”

He said there were many times when members would put pressure on him to make a choice between them and his friends, or ditch his university work so he could study their teachings.

As he was learning more about the doctrine, he grew convinced that he was witnessing the Second Coming and the imminent end of the world. “It’s like a doomsday cult,” he said. “They make it seem like it’s happening right now.”

A ‘promised pastor’

On top of Shincheonji’s study course, members are required to take tests, which evaluate their knowledge of the group’s doctrines and assess their worthiness for salvation.

Those who study to a sufficient standard will allegedly be part of a chosen 144,000 people from the tribes of Israel mentioned in the biblical Book of Revelation.

Shincheonji (SCJ) has far exceeded 144,000 members internationally, and so the UK group is said to be recruiting the “heavenly multitude” clothed in white mentioned in the apocalyptic book.

One ex-member estimated there were as many as 450 members in the UK branch.

The church, which is considered a cult by many, was founded in 1984 in South Korea by 90-year-old Lee Man-hee.

Details about Lee Man-hee’s role within the group are apparently only revealed many months into the initial bible course and when they were recruiting, ex-members said they were told not to mention Shincheonji.

Jonah, a design manager, who was in month two of the group’s course when he spoke to The Independent, was recruited through LinkedIn by a young woman asking if he could help out with a project on men’s mental health.

After a few introductory phone calls, she invited him to an online event with NHNE.

This is apparently a common tactic for recruitment to NHNE, with one former UK member telling The Independent that they were given training tools that would “deceive” people into attending online sessions. These tools allegedly included advice to pose as a psychology student doing a research project or to approach people with fake surveys.

Jonah’s initial Zoom meeting was attended by about 100 people and he was soon going to bible sessions on Monday, Thursday and Sunday each week, with around 70 others.

“I was told not to use the internet to research things. They tried to head off the online accusations that they are brainwashing people and being forceful,” Jonah explained.

“One of the concerns I’ve had and still have is about why most of the congregation are young Black people, why aren’t there any white males?” he said.

The group’s majority Black congregation has also been noticed by others, who told The Independent of their fears that young Black Christians were being “targeted”.

According to two ex-members, the significant proportion of Black people within the UK branch of the sect has been a concern to leaders of the international group, who sent a diktat in 2015 that more white people should be recruited.

Sexual predators use same grooming tactics on victims as those now being “taught” to children at public schools

Critical Gender Theory is the newest term being used to describe transgender and LGBT indoctrination of children at public schools. And what it entails is virtually indistinguishable from the grooming tactics used by sexual predators and pedophiles against their human prey.

Almost every element of “inclusion” and “becoming” oneself, as defined by the LGBT cultists who are “teaching” America’s children, is taken straight from the child predator playbook. All of it aims to sexualize children at the youngest age possible so adult perverts can have their way with them.

Experts who spoke to the Daily Caller say the most common grooming tactics include cultivating a positive reputation within a child’s community; introducing children to sexualized topics or imagery; isolating children from their parents; and encouraging children to keep secrets.

Over the past several years, such tactics have increased in prevalence throughout America’s public schools, which is why increasingly more children now want to lob off their body parts and take gender-bending pharmaceuticals in order to go “trans.”

“I can’t think of too many times where I would think that an unrelated person should say, ‘Don’t say this to your parents,’” says Daniel Pollack, a professor within the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. (Related: Public school districts that refuse to groom students into transgenderism could lose their lunch funding under Biden’s “progressive” LGBT agenda.)

Sending your child to public school is just asking for sexual predators to take full advantage

If any sexual education is to take place in the classroom – and even this is questionable since parents are the ones who should be talking to their children about sex – then parents must be kept in the loop about everything being taught, says Chris Newlin, executive director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center.

“[Parents] should be informed [about sex education], especially the younger kids are,” Newlin is quoted as saying. “I’m just not a fan of things being held secret from parents, and kids being told not to tell.”

This is a far cry from what is now taking place in Wisconsin, for instance. The Supreme Court of that state ruled earlier this month that public schools are free to indoctrinate children into changing their “gender identity” without informing parents. Here are a few other examples:

• In Texas, an elementary school reportedly told five-year-olds not to tell their parents what was discussed during “pride week” classroom discussions.

• In Philadelphia, public school students can be groomed into a “trans” lifestyle without their parents having to know about it.

• In Canada, one school recently held a “pride dance” that parents were prohibited from attending.

All of this is textbook grooming, experts say, though it is disguised in modern terms that claim it is all for the benefit of children who simply wish to become their “true selves.”

The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a groomer in the following way. See if you think it defines the public school indoctrinators who parade their deviancy and mental illness all over TikTok:

“The criminal activity of becoming friends with a child in order to try to persuade the child to have a sexual relationship”

That description certainly covers so-called Drag Queen Story Hour, which aims to sexualize infants and babies into LGBT deviancy using colorful cartoon imagery and other deceptions.

“This is extremely dangerous and an immense violation of the rights of parents to know what’s happening to their children,” says Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. “It opens up kids to manipulation, indoctrination and abuse.”

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EPSTEIN’S SEX CLIENTS: Gateway Pundit Files Legal Action to Unseal and Identify The Global Elite on the Jeffrey Epstein Client List

Everyone knows about Jeffrey Epstein.

And everyone knows that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself.

But if you had questions about his death, you’re out of luck because the video cameras weren’t working that day.

Everyone knows that Epstein and his partner Ghislaine Maxwell were degenerate villains who groomed and trafficked young girls to be used and abused by Epstein, his clients, and friends.

TRENDING: Judge Bruce Reinhart Who Signed Warrant to Raid Trump’s Home at Mar-a-Lago Previously Worked for Jeffrey Epstein — Please Help TGP In Our Legal Quest to Get Epstein Client List

Epstein famously died by “suicide” before he could go to trial.  However, Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of sex trafficking minors in December of 2021.  No less than 23 women testified in court that Epstein trafficked and abused them.  Four specifically testified they were abused by Maxwell as well.

Trump Raid Approved By Judge Who Is Former Epstein Lawyer

The Florida federal magistrate judge who signed off on a search warrant authorizing the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort donated to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign — months after he left the local US Attorney’s office to rep employees of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had received immunity in the long-running sex-trafficking investigation of the financier.

Sources tell The Post that Judge Bruce Reinhart approved the warrant that enabled federal agents to converge on the palatial South Florida estate on Monday in what Trump called an “unannounced raid on my home.”

Reinhart was elevated to magistrate judge in March 2018 after 10 years in private practice. That November, the Miami Herald reported that he had represented several of Epstein’s employees — including, by Reinhart’s own admission to the outlet, Epstein’s pilots; his scheduler, Sarah Kellen; and Nadia Marcinkova, who Epstein once reportedly described as his “Yugoslavian sex slave.”

Kellen and Marcinkova were among Epstein’s lieutenants who were granted immunity as part of a controversial 2007 deal with federal prosecutors that allowed the pervert to plead guilty to state charges rather than federal crimes. Epstein wound up serving just 13 months in county jail and was granted work release.

According to the Herald, which cited court documents, Reinhart resigned from the South Florida US Attorney’s Office effective on New Year’s Day 2008 and went to work for Epstein’s cohorts the following day.

Epstein, who was found dead in August 2019 of an apparent suicide in the Manhattan Correctional Center while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges, had hired a stable of high-powered lawyers for his defense in the late 2000s, including former independent counsel Kenneth Starr.

Ten months after starting work for Epstein’s co-conspirators, according to Federal Election Commission records, Reinhart gave $1,000 directly to the Obama campaign and another $1,000 to its fundraising arm, the Obama Victory Fund. Though the records show the judge made mostly small-dollar donations to his law firm’s political action committee in subsequent years, Reinhart also donated $500 to Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign in November 2015.

Reinhart was later named in a civil lawsuit by two of Epstein’s victims that accused him of violating Justice Department policies by switching sides in the middle of the Epstein investigation, suggesting he had spilled inside information about the probe to build favor with the notorious defendant, the Herald reported in 2018.

In a 2011 affidavit, Reinhart denied he had done anything improper and insisted that since he was not involved in the federal investigation of Epstein, he was not privy to inside information about the case.

However, in a 2013 court filing, Reinhart’s former colleagues contradicted him, saying that he had “learned confidential, non-public information about the Epstein matter” while employed by the US Attorney’s Office. Reinhart noted to the Herald in response that a complaint filed against him by a lawyer for Epstein’s victims had been dismissed by the Justice Department.

As recently as January of 2015, Reinhart was asked to appear on right-wing channel Newsmax to give analysis of the Epstein fallout — but declined to publicly note his own role in the case.

Before entering private practice in 2008, Reinhart spent 12 years as a federal prosecutor. According to an official biography circulated at the time he was hired as a magistrate judge, Reinhart “managed a docket that covered the full spectrum of federal crimes, including narcotics, violent crimes, public corruption, financial frauds, child pornography and immigration.”

Reinhart is one of three federal magistrate judges in the West Palm Beach offices of the US District Court for the Southern District Court of Florida, along with William Matthewman and Ryon McCabe.

Two recent warrant applications were assigned to Reinhart and entered into the court system on Monday, the Miami Herald reported, but those warrants and information about who they targeted remain sealed. Records show another warrant was issued by Reinhart on Friday, but its contents were also sealed.

Trump confirmed media reports of a raid at his Florida resort on Monday evening, saying Mar-a-Lago was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.”

The agents were reportedly searching the seaside property for boxes of classified documents Trump allegedly brought to the ritzy resort after he left the White House in January 2021, which would be a violation of federal record-keeping laws.

The National Archives and Records Administration said in February that it found classified documents in 15 boxes at Mar-a-Lago and alerted the FBI.

The removal of classified documents to unauthorized locations is banned under federal law, although Trump had wide powers when he was president to declassify documents.

The raid on Mar-a-Lago comes amid the House select committee’s continuing investigation into Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol as Congress met to certify the 2020 presidential election results.

A federal grand jury is also investigating the riot and Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.