One phenomenon in Christian history is how apocalyptic leaders and movements give birth to other movements that claim to be the final movement in Christianity.
The following report sent by a professor in California substantiates Manhee Lee's involvement in three other Korean end-time movements before Shincheonji.
- A leader who claims divine appointment or divine identity, revealed through a vision.
- This leader’s claim of complete and exclusive understanding of the scriptures.
- A focus on the parables of Jesus and other figurative or “secret” portions of scripture—or other portions understood by the leader as figurative.
- An understanding of the leader’s exact interpretation of the parables and other figurative portions of scripture as prerequisite to a person’s salvation.
- The claim that no other leader or group offers the way of salvation.
- The claim that the leader will never die.
- The claim that the leader has a messianic role in the end times, which are imminent or in fact have already begun.
- The claim that Korea is a focal point of action in the end times.
- The claim that the valley of Mt. Chungkye in particular will be a refuge and gathering place for believers in the end times.
- The future role of these believers as rulers of the world.