Monday, May 29, 2006

Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup # 67

Here's the week in review in the Methodist blogosphere:

Andy Bryan wrote about a forum on immigration that he held at his church. He also wrote that Jesus doesn't expect his followers to know everything, just to be faithful witnesses of what they do know.

Andy Stoddard lectionary blogged for May 26.

Chuck Russell wrote that Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia has not effected that company's focus on the non-profit market.

Beth Quick met a UM missionary from Ghana.

Brian Russell went to the Origins conference in L.A. and wrote about the sense of mission that God gave the people of Israel at Mt. Sinai.

Josh Tinley read 1 Kings 9:11-13 in the light over the homosexuality controversy and wrote that people shouldn't be judgmental of Pat Robertson.

CBRN wrote that the characteristics of the influenza virus suggest that species do not change beyond their type.

Dave Morris wrote about how he copes with depression, which he compared to a house whose damage is hidden from view. That doesn't mean that it isn't there.

Dave Warnock wrote about music composition software and the relative importance of doctrine in the church.

Derek Tang reviewed the movie The DaVinci Code and handicapped the World Cup. That's some sort of sport thingy that foreigners do. It looks like it involves kicking around a little black and white ball. I guess they don't have football over there and have to come up with substitutes.

Sally Coleman wrote about how big God is to forgive everyone who seeks him and embracing our weaknesses.

Steve Heyduck has learned that the more he knows, the less certain he is of his own correctness.

Greg Crofford advised airline travellers to check their reservations and wrote about Puritanical Christian morality.

Greg Hazelrig suggested that readers allow Jesus to move in with them. He also dreamed about the perfect church.

Greg Lee reviewed the movie The DaVinci Code.

Henry Neufield wrote about a Christian perspective on abiogenesis (the origin of the very first life form on earth), prayer as a political weapon, the effectiveness of Christian boycotts, excessive punishments for white collar crime, how Bible translators address different literary styles in the original languages, practicing form criticism with Isaiah 24-27, how much theological diversity is acceptable in the ordained ministry of the UMC, and that voters are responsible for the people that they elect.

Chris Roberts wrote about the proposed merger of the two Annual Conferences in Indiana.

John Battern wrote a really long post and I just didn't have the patience to finish reading it.

Just As I Am looked at the wisdom of parents and how we should respond to it.

Ken Carter preached on what it means to be grafted onto the vine of Christ and wrote about the defining characteristics of emerging churches.

Lake Neuron wrote about American Idol. Did I mention that the winner of that show and I went to the same high school? True story. Lake Neuron also wrote that our popular society and media are too militarized.

Larry Hollon wrote about the Catholic response to The DaVinci Code and the slow pace of recovery in New Orleans.

Matthew Johnson reviewed the new Mark Driscoll book.

Keith McIlwain wrote about the retreat center near Ft. Necessity, the ascension of the first female President of the Council of Bishops, that people shouldn't threaten the Dixie Chicks for their political views, and preached on the Ascension.

Craig Moore has learned some shocking facts about George Washington.

Michael Daniel thinks that many anti-illegal immigration activists have lost sight of what it means to be American and wrote about the response of Congress to the bribery investigation of William Jefferson.

Mike Hensley wrote about US energy consumption.

Neil Bishop wrote that Christians should engage the world, rather than hide from it.

At New Reality Blog, Jared Williams reviewed the new X-Men movie.

At Connexions, Richard Hall wrote that Trinitarian theology logically requires that our sin debt be paid.

Olive Morgan wrote about the impact of UK Methodist relief in the tsunami-stricken India, shoes made out of fish, and about some sort of university labor strike in the UK (near as I can figure out).

Padre Complex warned that pastors may be damaging their health by restraining their emotions for the saking of maintaining their 'game faces' (Best of the Methodist blogosphere!).

Pastor Laura wrote that all she ever needed to know she learned in Sunday School.

Pulpit Perspectives wrote about how taxation and gambling issues could effect education in Ohio and preached that an authentic church is one that encourages discipleship, sanctification, and the development of spiritual gifts.

Todd Bergman wrote that pastor/leaders should always seek to be infilled with the Holy Spirit if they wish to remain effective. He also said that Jesus kind of steals identities, but not of the esteemed, but of the loathed.

ReligioNews wrote about the importance of Christians responding to global warming.

Rereason analyzed the financial system of his school district and his tradition of planting American flags over the graves of veterans.

Theresa Coleman wrote about the reason why paper poppies are a Memorial Day and Veterans' Day tradition.

Sandpiper wrote that we must live a life of good works and holiness because we are thankful for the grace of God, the difficulty of letting go of ourselves in order to grasp God, that churches should have an open bar of grace, reviewed the new Philip Yancey book, and wrote about the phenomenon of sacred spaces and that life, including spiritual life, doesn't have to be complicated.

Lorna Koskela reviewed the book Every Woman's Battle.

Sky Lowe-McCracken wondered what the future of the episcopacy in the UMC will be.

Tony Mitchell introduced readers to the history of bowling.

Shane Raynor wrote about the importance of building new churches and what he wishes that he had known when he graduated from high school.

Additions? Corrections? Do you know of a blog that should be included in the MBWR? Would you like to receive the MBWR via e-mail? Leave a note in the comments or e-mail locustsandhoney2005 at yahoo dot com!

9 comments:

Richard Hall said...

I grateful for the link John, though you've summarized my post in a way I wouldn't have anticipated. I'd be interested to know if other people would do the same -- if so, i haven't expressed myself very clearly!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your continued service to the blogosphere John!

Derek said...

Just FYI, regardless of John's little dig at real football, consider this:

This year's Super Bowl had a worldwide audience just over 90 million.

The last World Cup Final had a worldwide audience of 1.2 billion ;-)

Richard Hall said...

I was in the States during the last World Cup and was very surprised that no one took any notice of it, despite the fact that their national team was doing rather well. This year the USA's team is ranked in the top 10. I'd have thought that with patriotism being valued as highly as it is over there this might stir a bit of enthusiasm, but it looks like I'd be wrong. A pity, I reckon.

Henry Neufeld said...

First, thanks for the MBWR and links, John. As soon as I found the MBWR I switched from trying to look at just a few Methodist blogs from the blogroll each week to find topics and links to reading through MBWR.

But second, having read Richard Hall's piece I think your summary missed it just a bit. It was an interesting enough summary to get me to read the post, though, so perhaps one can't complain.

I'm quite happy with your summaries of my posts and I've never gone to read a post after reading your summary and been disappointed in the result, which is what I like--putting the work of picking the good ones off on someone else! :-)

Thanks very much for this service to the Methodist blogosphere.

Oh, and soccer is great, too. :-)

Greg Hazelrig said...

Yippee...I'm off probation.

At least I guess that was my problem last week. :)

Thanks John for your continued support of the MBWR.

Richard Hall said...

I'm certainly not complaining, Henry!

John said...

I never enjoyed sports, but if I was young again and had too much time and money on my hands, I'd take a shot at being a competitive bodybuilder.

Anonymous said...

Korean United Methodist Church and Institute
West 115h St., New York, NY

Dear Rev. Paul Chang:

Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ.

I believe that you are devoted for a faithful progress of our historic church –the mother Church of all the Korean churches in this area.

Many years ago when you were ministering for the Plainview Methodist Church, my wife often went to your office for consultation concerning our church problems.

By the time when you were appointed to our church, you were sufficiently informed about our sufferings from the torturous lawsuits.

At your inauguration, many would recall your challenging statement, “Rev. Won Tae Cha is my mentor who opened the way to come to this church,”

Please let me suggest you that there are many unresolved crucial moral problems which you as the pastor should have promptly resolved for the church with the help of the church members. It is long overdue. The time is running out.

You often praised the historical background of the church. President Myung Bak Lee could have had a visit to this church when he comes to New York.

If Rev. Cha’s group did not sabotage our done-deal with Columbia University’s building, our church could have had very beautiful building and could have proudly invited the president Lee to visit our historic church. But the trust was betrayed. Now she is emerged in the shameful scandals.

Now you are trying to establish a new elder system to strengthen the power structure. The situation seems to strongly suggest that we need to have a spiritual renewal first. (Rev. Chang cheaply gave back the titles of elders and Stewards to the purged former officers without explanation why Rev. Won Tae Cha disgracefully purged.)

Please let me present the shameful historical scandals in the church for a decade which the members in good faith should investigate and resolve - although unpleasant to deal.

Remember that the powerful New York State Governor had to resign his position within 48 hours when his crimes were revealed. How long the church scandals should go without punishment?


Please tell to the congregation on a Sunday pulpit WHY the church, among other things, financially supported Pak WHO charged me and my son was going to kill him, his family, and his lawyer and church members and put us on the trial, pushing us into the jail?

The transparency is long overdue.
GENESIS OF THE PROBLEM

In 1992, the pastor wanted to spend the Building Trust Fund ($2,000,000) for other than the pledged in violation of the trust. According to law and the church rules, the trustees opposed his approach.

He recruited members and started hostile or disturbing actions against innocent members. I become one of his major targets as the trustees tried to protect the trust fund when I was the chairman.

His group falsely accused me as embezzler in addition to public assaults, insults and harassment.

Eventually he purged the elders, stewards and other church officers with the help of Young So Kim and others to grab the power to control the fund which he succeeded. The congregation rapidly declined. However, he demanded a highest pay among the churches.

As the result the Bishop Lyght removed him as of June 2000 in order to save the troubled church. Then he staged legal persecution against our family. It was a tactic to cover up his failures.

ABUSE OF THE CHURCH TRUST FUND

An active purge participant promoted to BOT chair. But shortly after he resigned because of embezzlement of $70,000, but honored with legal fees and partial pay of the embezzlement. Why it subsidized the embezzler?

Steve Park filed the firs lawsuit in the stolen name of the Church to expel us from the church with the support of perjured affidavits of, foreign students or new comers in a Taliban way in violation of the church rules. It was quickly dismissed. The conspirators wasted the Building Trust Fund for his un-Christian personal malice as his group captured the fund.

KOREAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND INSTITUTE, REVEREND WON TAE CHA, YOUNG SO KIM, KI DUCK SHIN, KYUNG HEE SHIN, HYUK DAL KWON, DONG JIN KIM
Vs.
CHAE S. SONE AND KYUNG KIM SONE

For this case, the six plaintiffs, including a fake M.D., sued us. Steve Park and Young So Kim privately retained the attorney, illegally spending the Building Trust Fund. But they cheated the court as if the church sued us.

They demanded $4,000,000 damages from us in the stolen name of the church.

Eventually the judge sanctioned it as groundless, frivolous and also fined them for the contempt of court.

At the sanction hearings, the judge said, “The church is not just a building,” as she found the empty leadership of it.

The ADB chairman Chun Deuk Joo laundered the church money and rewardingly paid even their penalties and attorney fees. But he lied to the judge that he did not know the source of the fund.

The sanction was a victory for the true church, justice and for the family who maintained costly, agonizing long fight. Of course, the sanction positively affected upon the Church with the help of the court and the State Attorney General. Indeed, the guardianship struggle won.

However, the wise scavengers or opportunists seized the momentum, strengthening the cell organ– It was like Garbage in, garbage out. Thus, the victory sadly short-lived. She lost again. But the peril remains under your direction.

STEVE H. PARK vs. CHAE S. SONE

In this case, plaintiff Park, a fake M.B.A., put me and my son on trial at a full jury, NYS Supreme Court, with the felony charges that I and my son was going to kill him, his family, his lawyer and other church members. See the attached testimony.
He demanded $4,000,000 extortion while pushing us into the jail.

Reverend Won Tae Cha, Mrs. Plaintiff, Young So Kim, Un Bong Yoo and his underlings came to support the falsely created felony case on the trial, often conferred on the hallway, like the criminal racketeers and Al Qaeda terrorists - a satanic ritual at best.
According to the testimony, more than 10 names were involved in it. It was another church’s collective brutal racketeering to destroy the innocent family.

Paradoxically, the scandalous Church officers paid his legal fees too from the stolen Church money.

How the dumb church allowed the Building Trust Fund.
to be used for the persecution of the innocent church members? It was certainly a brutal mob action if not by an Al Qaeda – A torture by a bogus church. A mind control tactics skillfully seemed to have applied as in the polygamist camp.

ILLEGAL EX PARTE CONFERENCE

According to the court records, the Church hierarchies - the bishop, superintendent or pastor - illegally deceived the Judge at a secret conference as if the fake criminal charges were Church related.

However, the bishop Park, or the Superintendent refused to name who were at it when they were repeatedly questioned by me and disgraced the Episcopal office. Why can’t they be honest to God?

Can’t the servants of God be respectable?

DID KANCC INVOLVE?

For the trial, my son and I represented without a lawyer as we could not afford. They brought Mrs. Sung Kuk Ham (Lim Byung Dae) to serve as an interpreter for them. We strongly opposed it as a conflict of interest as Rev. Sung Kuk Hahm was the chairman of Korean American National Coordinating Council, a pro-North Korean communist organ. He was an ally of Rev. Cha. The judge did not allow her service after hearing a long argument. Another woman from their side served as an interpreter.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
AND ABANDONED LARGE ACCOUNTS

Another question is still lingering on how the $180,000 building repair contract lost for nothing through the related party transactions. The chair was an employee of the contractor.

In 2004, the new Board chair Kwang Hee Kim made a boldly, but costly recovery of the trustees’ large accounts including stock certificates from the New York State which confiscated as the former trustees abandoned.

It was not clear about the differences between the amount of recovered and the amount prior to the abandonment.

MENTOR

The pastor Chang said, “Reverend Cha is my mentor...” It is time for him to make a naked evaluation of its negative effect upon the church.

THE LOOTING AGAINST THE DONOR'S WILL (Disc. 270.4(e))

When we met with the Superintendent Chin in June 2007 following the Annual Conference, I expected the Superintendent would advise me on the subject matter. He appeared not ready. So I explained to him about the corrupt history of the church for more than two hour.

I questioned him if he replied to the Bishop’s letters related with the lawsuits. He said no. It sounded ominous that the Bishop was handicapped without getting proper cooperation.

At one point, the pastor Chang asserted the request for the recovery of the looted fund was “Anti-Church and Anti-Church interest.”

To honor the trust is anti-church?

The assertion seemed to appear defamatory to the Christian belief under any circumstances.

ABUSED MISSION FUND?

In the midst of these abuses the UMC Mission Board donated $50,000 gift to the scandal ridden Building Fund against the missionary spirit. It appears as an incentive to the looting or as an exchange of judas money bag, scandalously dishonoring the donor’s will. (Matt.26:16-16, 50). “In iconography, the symbolic color of Judas is yellow, the tint of dung”
.
Now, those who supported the litigation with false affidavits in a Taliban way against the innocents are still ominously holding saintly positions in the Church. The threat is as if a hangman’s noose on the adversary – fear. The return of the Gestapo church should be prevented by any means – enough is enough.

STALLED AUDIT

On July 15, 2007, the Church Council decided that the audit of the Building Trust Fund should be done by a CPA, excluding Korean CPA, as decided, from 2000.

At that moment, the pastor Chang said. He would take care of it with two other members. Almost [more than a year] gone. Now the audit is stalled. Why?

Remember the Bible said, “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (1Ti 6:10). Also remember what Peter said to Ananias, “You not lied to men but to God.” (Acts 5:1-22). When you as the servant of God clear the account frauds, “The truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32).

The New York State Attorney General and the court advised that she could recover the abused fund from them. But the officers did not do it. Why?

BRUTALLITY OF THE YEAR

Shouldn’t the Korean United Methodist Church be a more humane place than Vick’s dog house?

The Virginia Tech shooting rated as top as the brutal crime of the year 2007,

If they racketeered and tortured fellow members in the name of Church, shouldn’t they be over the top of the Virginia Tech brutality? For they used God’s money for torture. Vick got a prison term from the tortured dogs – additional prison term is pending -While the misfits are getting free lunch.

For more than a decade, superintendents and ordained clergies coalesced this anti Christ activities for personal benefits. Isn’t this a phenomenon of church corruption?

There should be a criminal investigation to destroy the network of evil cheaters, false prophets and saintly racketeers.

The Bible said, if you, members keep quiet, “The stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:39-40).


WHY MR. AHN CHANG HO?

The late Ahn Chang Ho, great teacher is very often named on the pulpit. If his ghost were here in the church, guess what he would have said to you? “I am not crook enough to be here with you.”

RERESTORE JUSTICE

The main goal of this message is to recover the abused fund for the church and a moral renewal for the church, according to the Bible. This appeal is nothing but to save the poor souls and the lost church.

The church leaders should try to have an open debate on a decade’s old church corruption and unconscionable scandals and find the solutions in a faithful way.

1. Investigation should be based upon documentary evidence, rejecting baseless hearsays in this electronic age

2. Demand an audit by CPA from 2000 as decided.

3. Demand the embezzlers return to the church the abused trust fund for their personal frivolous lawsuits and other expenses for a renewal of the church.

4. Investigate who were at the ex parte secret conference in a serious violation of the church rules, secular and moral laws.
Thus, the Annual Conference violated our civil rights.

5. Those who offended the innocents and the church rules should repent to God and to the congregants. Then God will bless all of us.

Then, Jesus will tell, “on this rock, I will build my church.” Mt; 16-17.

6. In the case, the sacrament, the baptism and our prayers will be trustfully meaningful to the fellow members and God.

7. The church should claim a compensation of un-recovered stolen fund by the church Liability Insurance Co.
8. Or the trustees should restitute the abused fund.

Please share this message to the Church Council and other
members for justice and peace of the United Methodist Church
in the name of God.

Chae S. Sone

Email Faith feedback to:
The Bishop Jeremiah Pak. Bishop@nyac.com,
Metro N. District Superintend. Mnnyac@aol.com,
The pastor Chang. chang.kmci@gmail.com, joysdesign@gmail.com
Chae S. Sone. Csone@optonline.net ===================

Korean United Methodist Church and Institute
West 115h St., New York, NY

Dear Rev. Paul Chang:

Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ.

I believe that you are devoted for a faithful progress of our historic church –the mother Church of all the Korean churches in this area.

Many years ago when you were ministering for the Plainview Methodist Church, my wife often went to your office for consultation concerning our church problems.

By the time when you were appointed to our church, you were sufficiently informed about our sufferings from the torturous lawsuits.

At your inauguration, many would recall your challenging statement, “Rev. Won Tae Cha is my mentor who opened the way to come to this church,”

Please let me suggest you that there are many unresolved crucial moral problems which you as the pastor should have promptly resolved for the church with the help of the church members. It is long overdue. The time is running out.

You often praised the historical background of the church. President Myung Bak Lee could have had a visit to this church when he comes to New York.

If Rev. Cha’s group did not sabotage our done-deal with Columbia University’s building, our church could have had very beautiful building and could have proudly invited the president Lee to visit our historic church. But the trust was betrayed. Now she is emerged in the shameful scandals.

Now you are trying to establish a new elder system to strengthen the power structure. The situation seems to strongly suggest that we need to have a spiritual renewal first. (Rev. Chang cheaply gave back the titles of elders and Stewards to the purged former officers without explanation why Rev. Won Tae Cha disgracefully purged.)

Please let me present the shameful historical scandals in the church for a decade which the members in good faith should investigate and resolve - although unpleasant to deal.

Remember that the powerful New York State Governor had to resign his position within 48 hours when his crimes were revealed. How long the church scandals should go without punishment?


Please tell to the congregation on a Sunday pulpit WHY the church, among other things, financially supported Pak WHO charged me and my son was going to kill him, his family, and his lawyer and church members and put us on the trial, pushing us into the jail?

The transparency is long overdue.
GENESIS OF THE PROBLEM

In 1992, the pastor wanted to spend the Building Trust Fund ($2,000,000) for other than the pledged in violation of the trust. According to law and the church rules, the trustees opposed his approach.

He recruited members and started hostile or disturbing actions against innocent members. I become one of his major targets as the trustees tried to protect the trust fund when I was the chairman.

His group falsely accused me as embezzler in addition to public assaults, insults and harassment.

Eventually he purged the elders, stewards and other church officers with the help of Young So Kim and others to grab the power to control the fund which he succeeded. The congregation rapidly declined. However, he demanded a highest pay among the churches.

As the result the Bishop Lyght removed him as of June 2000 in order to save the troubled church. Then he staged legal persecution against our family. It was a tactic to cover up his failures.

ABUSE OF THE CHURCH TRUST FUND

An active purge participant promoted to BOT chair. But shortly after he resigned because of embezzlement of $70,000, but honored with legal fees and partial pay of the embezzlement. Why it subsidized the embezzler?

Steve Park filed the firs lawsuit in the stolen name of the Church to expel us from the church with the support of perjured affidavits of, foreign students or new comers in a Taliban way in violation of the church rules. It was quickly dismissed. The conspirators wasted the Building Trust Fund for his un-Christian personal malice as his group captured the fund.

KOREAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND INSTITUTE, REVEREND WON TAE CHA, YOUNG SO KIM, KI DUCK SHIN, KYUNG HEE SHIN, HYUK DAL KWON, DONG JIN KIM
Vs.
CHAE S. SONE AND KYUNG KIM SONE

For this case, the six plaintiffs, including a fake M.D., sued us. Steve Park and Young So Kim privately retained the attorney, illegally spending the Building Trust Fund. But they cheated the court as if the church sued us.

They demanded $4,000,000 damages from us in the stolen name of the church.

Eventually the judge sanctioned it as groundless, frivolous and also fined them for the contempt of court.

At the sanction hearings, the judge said, “The church is not just a building,” as she found the empty leadership of it.

The ADB chairman Chun Deuk Joo laundered the church money and rewardingly paid even their penalties and attorney fees. But he lied to the judge that he did not know the source of the fund.

The sanction was a victory for the true church, justice and for the family who maintained costly, agonizing long fight. Of course, the sanction positively affected upon the Church with the help of the court and the State Attorney General. Indeed, the guardianship struggle won.

However, the wise scavengers or opportunists seized the momentum, strengthening the cell organ– It was like Garbage in, garbage out. Thus, the victory sadly short-lived. She lost again. But the peril remains under your direction.

STEVE H. PARK vs. CHAE S. SONE

In this case, plaintiff Park, a fake M.B.A., put me and my son on trial at a full jury, NYS Supreme Court, with the felony charges that I and my son was going to kill him, his family, his lawyer and other church members. See the attached testimony.
He demanded $4,000,000 extortion while pushing us into the jail.

Reverend Won Tae Cha, Mrs. Plaintiff, Young So Kim, Un Bong Yoo and his underlings came to support the falsely created felony case on the trial, often conferred on the hallway, like the criminal racketeers and Al Qaeda terrorists - a satanic ritual at best.
According to the testimony, more than 10 names were involved in it. It was another church’s collective brutal racketeering to destroy the innocent family.

Paradoxically, the scandalous Church officers paid his legal fees too from the stolen Church money.

How the dumb church allowed the Building Trust Fund.
to be used for the persecution of the innocent church members? It was certainly a brutal mob action if not by an Al Qaeda – A torture by a bogus church. A mind control tactics skillfully seemed to have applied as in the polygamist camp.

ILLEGAL EX PARTE CONFERENCE

According to the court records, the Church hierarchies - the bishop, superintendent or pastor - illegally deceived the Judge at a secret conference as if the fake criminal charges were Church related.

However, the bishop Park, or the Superintendent refused to name who were at it when they were repeatedly questioned by me and disgraced the Episcopal office. Why can’t they be honest to God?

Can’t the servants of God be respectable?

DID KANCC INVOLVE?

For the trial, my son and I represented without a lawyer as we could not afford. They brought Mrs. Sung Kuk Ham (Lim Byung Dae) to serve as an interpreter for them. We strongly opposed it as a conflict of interest as Rev. Sung Kuk Hahm was the chairman of Korean American National Coordinating Council, a pro-North Korean communist organ. He was an ally of Rev. Cha. The judge did not allow her service after hearing a long argument. Another woman from their side served as an interpreter.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
AND ABANDONED LARGE ACCOUNTS

Another question is still lingering on how the $180,000 building repair contract lost for nothing through the related party transactions. The chair was an employee of the contractor.

In 2004, the new Board chair Kwang Hee Kim made a boldly, but costly recovery of the trustees’ large accounts including stock certificates from the New York State which confiscated as the former trustees abandoned.

It was not clear about the differences between the amount of recovered and the amount prior to the abandonment.

MENTOR

The pastor Chang said, “Reverend Cha is my mentor...” It is time for him to make a naked evaluation of its negative effect upon the church.

THE LOOTING AGAINST THE DONOR'S WILL (Disc. 270.4(e))

When we met with the Superintendent Chin in June 2007 following the Annual Conference, I expected the Superintendent would advise me on the subject matter. He appeared not ready. So I explained to him about the corrupt history of the church for more than two hour.

I questioned him if he replied to the Bishop’s letters related with the lawsuits. He said no. It sounded ominous that the Bishop was handicapped without getting proper cooperation.

At one point, the pastor Chang asserted the request for the recovery of the looted fund was “Anti-Church and Anti-Church interest.”

To honor the trust is anti-church?

The assertion seemed to appear defamatory to the Christian belief under any circumstances.

ABUSED MISSION FUND?

In the midst of these abuses the UMC Mission Board donated $50,000 gift to the scandal ridden Building Fund against the missionary spirit. It appears as an incentive to the looting or as an exchange of judas money bag, scandalously dishonoring the donor’s will. (Matt.26:16-16, 50). “In iconography, the symbolic color of Judas is yellow, the tint of dung”
.
Now, those who supported the litigation with false affidavits in a Taliban way against the innocents are still ominously holding saintly positions in the Church. The threat is as if a hangman’s noose on the adversary – fear. The return of the Gestapo church should be prevented by any means – enough is enough.

STALLED AUDIT

On July 15, 2007, the Church Council decided that the audit of the Building Trust Fund should be done by a CPA, excluding Korean CPA, as decided, from 2000.

At that moment, the pastor Chang said. He would take care of it with two other members. Almost [more than a year] gone. Now the audit is stalled. Why?

Remember the Bible said, “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (1Ti 6:10). Also remember what Peter said to Ananias, “You not lied to men but to God.” (Acts 5:1-22). When you as the servant of God clear the account frauds, “The truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32).

The New York State Attorney General and the court advised that she could recover the abused fund from them. But the officers did not do it. Why?

BRUTALLITY OF THE YEAR

Shouldn’t the Korean United Methodist Church be a more humane place than Vick’s dog house?

The Virginia Tech shooting rated as top as the brutal crime of the year 2007,

If they racketeered and tortured fellow members in the name of Church, shouldn’t they be over the top of the Virginia Tech brutality? For they used God’s money for torture. Vick got a prison term from the tortured dogs – additional prison term is pending -While the misfits are getting free lunch.

For more than a decade, superintendents and ordained clergies coalesced this anti Christ activities for personal benefits. Isn’t this a phenomenon of church corruption?

There should be a criminal investigation to destroy the network of evil cheaters, false prophets and saintly racketeers.

The Bible said, if you, members keep quiet, “The stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:39-40).


WHY MR. AHN CHANG HO?

The late Ahn Chang Ho, great teacher is very often named on the pulpit. If his ghost were here in the church, guess what he would have said to you? “I am not crook enough to be here with you.”

RERESTORE JUSTICE

The main goal of this message is to recover the abused fund for the church and a moral renewal for the church, according to the Bible. This appeal is nothing but to save the poor souls and the lost church.

The church leaders should try to have an open debate on a decade’s old church corruption and unconscionable scandals and find the solutions in a faithful way.

1. Investigation should be based upon documentary evidence, rejecting baseless hearsays in this electronic age

2. Demand an audit by CPA from 2000 as decided.

3. Demand the embezzlers return to the church the abused trust fund for their personal frivolous lawsuits and other expenses for a renewal of the church.

4. Investigate who were at the ex parte secret conference in a serious violation of the church rules, secular and moral laws.
Thus, the Annual Conference violated our civil rights.

5. Those who offended the innocents and the church rules should repent to God and to the congregants. Then God will bless all of us.

Then, Jesus will tell, “on this rock, I will build my church.” Mt; 16-17.

6. In the case, the sacrament, the baptism and our prayers will be trustfully meaningful to the fellow members and God.

7. The church should claim a compensation of un-recovered stolen fund by the church Liability Insurance Co.
8. Or the trustees should restitute the abused fund.

Please share this message to the Church Council and other
members for justice and peace of the United Methodist Church
in the name of God.

Chae S. Sone

Email Faith feedback to:
The Bishop Jeremiah Pak. Bishop@nyac.com,
Metro N. District Superintend. Mnnyac@aol.com,
The pastor Chang. chang.kmci@gmail.com, joysdesign@gmail.com
Chae S. Sone. Csone@optonline.net
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The corrective majors are long over due or just ignored by the leaders.

From:Revgommer@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 4:22 PM
To: Bishop@nyac.com;chang.kmci@gmail.com. csone@optonline.net
Subject: Building Funds Questions – Korean Church


Dear Bishop:

This all sounds as though the leadership of our church has handled a “difficult situation” in a poor way. Are these matters of injustice in the claims of those who cry out about the fraudulent use of building funds and trust funds of the Korean Church in New York? Real leaders not only do things right... but in the critical points of decision making...do the right thing. What is the “right thing” in his matter? It is an embarrassment to the whole community of faith.

Chuck Gummer
Former District Superintendent
Former Wyoming Conference Executive
Wyoming Confeence
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