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Sharing the Savior’s Story

When Jesus Returns (IV)

The story of these misdirected souls has been often repeated. On November 2, 1992, Korea’s "Mission for the Coming Days" church disbanded. Why? The congregation’s founder, Lee Jang-rim, had promised Jesus would come back on October 28, 1992. Hundreds, maybe thousands of believers sold their property, left their families, quit their jobs, and deserted their military posts. Jang-rim’s prophecies were wrong; his people disappointed and disillusioned. Reverend Jang-rim? Oh, he went to jail. Not because of his prediction, but because he had swindled $4 million in donations and had $380,000 invested in bonds that wouldn’t mature until six months after Jesus' supposed return.