Fellowship and Answers of the Above About the Questions of the Korean Church
Question （8）: When we were in the Local Church, we always had blending and big meetings. Now we don’t get to enjoy blending any more in our small meetings. You should organize one big meeting for the Koreans every month and invite some talented members to sing first. You’ve got to give people a sense of release.
Answer: The Local Church always had blending and big meet-ups, so how well did they blend? Did the blending yield the working of the Holy Spirit? Did it yield the reality of the truth? Did their blending result in their being caught up and meeting with the Lord? Did they attend the feast of the Lamb? Their blending resulted in no such things! Their blending resulted in nothing less than the creation of a legion of antichrists! So what came out of their blending? Did they have fellowship with the Lord? This one just loves the blending of the Local Church—is this not fallacy? “Invite some talented members to sing first. You’ve got to give people a sense of release.” If people feel a sense of release, does this mean they have obtained the truth? Does it mean they have knowledge of God? Maybe they enjoy the feeling of being relaxed and free from worry, but does that mean they have understood the truth? Does this yield any real results? If meetings in which there was first singing and enjoyment for 10-20 minutes resulted in people understanding the truth and entering into the reality, then we could adopt this meeting style. However, in the many years that the Local Church conducted meetings in this way, was there ever attainment of the reality of the truth? During such meetings there was enjoyment, the flesh was satisfied, but was the spirit cultivated? Did you enter into the reality of the truth, did you attain the truth and life? Such meetings have no practical results—what use is there in enjoyments of the flesh? It’s not practical, it’s not a good way forward. Some say, “Can we sing songs first?” Fine, but the main point of our meetings is to commune with the truth: If we are still able to come into an understanding of the truth in such meetings, then fine. However, if we only sing or dance but no one knows how to commune with the truth, then it wouldn’t matter if we sang or danced for a hundred years—there’s just no point in it if we’re not attaining the truth! Useless and impractical: Is that not what these things are? Now the house of God has song and dance and all kinds of videos, you see? Our brothers and sisters feel a great sense of release after watching. I also hold a meeting every week and commune a little, just through listening a bit you gain a little every day. Over time these little gains add up!
You see, through my communion today, don’t you feel that you can better discern people’s conceptions and illusions? We didn’t sing any songs, but just began talking and, yet, everyone has understood quite a bit of truth and seen through a number of issues. Is this not all beneficial and effective? Now it seems from what this person says that he is mostly concerned with outward things, with enjoyment, big meet-ups, and atmosphere—calling out “woo-woo.” You can call out “woo-woo” all day, but is there any practical result? Our Korean brothers and sisters live in a free democracy, so they can hold big meet-ups—but you still must act in accordance with the chosen people’s requests. If everyone says, “We’re willing to meet up together, we’re willing to take a bit of a trip to wherever, we’re not worried about travel costs,” in that case it’s fine. You should keep everyone’s requests in mind, right? In the future, the Korean church can hold big meet-ups. As long as the chosen people are willing, then it’s fine. If they say, “I’m willing to make an extra trip to wherever so that we can have a big meet-up once a week and sing and dance,” then fine! I’d just imagine that most brothers and sisters wouldn’t be willing as they’re already busy enough with their own family life. They have to keep things in order in their families, do chores etc., they don’t have that much free time. You can decide based upon the requests, needs and actual situation of God’s chosen people. You see, the house of God has not required of people that “you must abandon everything, quit your jobs, leave your families.” You can’t make that kind of request—you can’t make someone do what they are unable to, you’ve got to work with what you have.
Question （9）: We don’t like Chinese songs. The melody and lyrics are so foreign to us. How are we supposed to study these songs? It’s too hard and too tiring.
Answer: Everything related to China is bad it seems—isn’t this a bit troublesome? God is incarnated as a Chinese person, alright? The man used by the Holy Spirit is also Chinese, ok? Now they say even Chinese songs are no good. Are all Chinese songs bad? Is that a legitimate thing to say? Some Chinese songs arise from the illumination and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. When people sing these songs there is an instant atmosphere, people are moved and brought to tears—can you really say such songs are bad? The point is, do the songs that you sing bring you enjoyment, do they have the working of the Holy Spirit, and do they move people? You should base your judgment according to these things, not whether you like the melody. Don’t say that any one country’s songs are bad or any one country’s songs are good. Every country’s songs have their merits and drawbacks—no country’s songs are perfect. Are Russian songs all good? Some songs are good, and some songs are just so-so. What about Indian songs? Some songs are truly beautiful, but not all of them. All over the world people listen to Indian music and traditional Indian dance is very beautiful—even people in Israel study it. Now is Israeli music good? Some of it’s pretty good, but not necessarily. This is how you ought to weigh things, in a fair way.
That’ll wrap up our communion for the day. Those who understand the truth will see clearly with regard to these matters. Those who do not understand the truth are easily swayed by certain conceptions and fallacies. They are confused—this is a big problem! I hope that not only the Korean church, but churches all over the world may see through these matters and distinguish the true substance of these notions, the core of their fallacies, and finally abandon them. Don’t be suppressed by such notions—don’t let these fallacies influence our seeking of the truth and experience of God’s work. That would be foolish and you’d be holding yourself back. Also, with regard to those who brought up these issues, we shouldn’t condemn them. They might be recent converts and haven’t yet understood the truth. We should help them with a loving heart. If they don’t accept our help, if no matter how we talk to them they just won’t budge, then there’s nothing we can do. But it’s right for us to show them love and do everything possible to help them. Understood?