Yonggi Cho says the Holy Spirit taught him in his book The Fourth Dimension,
“We should always try to visualize the end result as we pray…. If you have not visualized clearly in your heart exactly what you hope for, it cannot become a reality to you….” …. Through visualizing and dreaming, you can incubate your future and hatch the results.”
He also says in his book,
“1) Visualize a clear-cut goal or idea in your mind; 2) have a burning desire for your objective; 3) pray until you get the guarantee or assurance from God that what you desire is already yours; 4) speak or confess the end result into existence.”
“In that way, with the power of the Holy Spirit, we can incubate that which we want God to do for us…. We should always try to visualize the end result as we pray. If you have not visualized clearly in your heart exactly what you hope for, it cannot become a reality to you….”
“We have taught our people how to … visualize success …. Through visualizing and dreaming, you can incubate your future and hatch the results.”
So what did David Yonggi Cho do wrong? Maybe like Kong Hee, God owes him an apology?
A false gospel that points you to a false god wont save you.
The Gospel Herald reports,
David Yonggi Cho, Founder of World’s Largest Church, Found Guilty of Breach of Trust, Corruption
David Yonggi Cho, founder of world’s largest Pentecostal congregation, was found guilty by South Korean court for committing breach of trust and corruption of 130 billion won (US $21 million), according to Yonhap News Agency.
Cho, senior pastor of Yoido Full Gospel Church, was sentenced to a three-year prison term with a five year reprieve and ordered to pay a penalty of 50 billion won (US $4.7 million) by Seoul Central Court on Feb. 20, 2014.
The court also sentenced Cho’s elder son Hee-jun, secretary general of Yeongsan Christian Cultural Center and former chairman of Next Media, to a three-year prison term without reprieve. He was formally arrested before the court ruling, the Yonhap News reported.
In 2002, while serving as chairman of a church-affiliated newspaper Kookmin Ilbo, Hee-jun sold the church 250,000 shares of stock in I-Service at 86,984 won (US$80.06) per share, which was much more expensive than the market price of 24,032 (US$22.12) per share, the hankyoreh reported.
Prosecutors identified David Cho as an accomplice to the crime of breach of trust, claiming that Cho used the money to help his son recover losses made in stock investements.
According to hankyoreh, Cho had directed the transaction, which the church has “absolutely no need for” and resulted in a loss, to be dealt with as quietly as possible despite his full knowledge of the potential “uproar” from the elders and congregation if they find out.
The church’s loss of 131 billion won resulted in 29 church elder’s filing the lawsuit in 2011, accusing him of embezzling US $20 million. In addition, prosecutors acquired evidence of tax evasion during the investigation, where Cho was suspected of evading 35 billion won (US $3.3 million).
While Cho has denied the allegation, he has also been criticized for privatizing church assets.
Although the judge believes that Cho should be severely punished for committing breach of trust, especially for a person of his status in society, he gave a light sentence on Cho’s tax evasion in consideration of Cho’s long-term contributions to the society, the Yonghap News reported.
The court sentenced Hee-jun to three years in prison without reprieve as the main culprit, who tried to evade responsibility – placing his personal financial loss on the church and the blame on others.
Cho, 75, founded Yoido Full Gospel Church in 1958 and it now claims more than 450,000 followers. His proteges have built their own “disciple churches” across the country, creating a congregation of around 800,000, with Cho as the leader.
Source: The Editorial Department, David Yonggi Cho, Founder of World’s Largest Church, Found Guilty of Breach of Trust, The Gospel Herald, http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/50481/20140221/full-gospel-church-founder-david-yonggi-cho-found-guilty-of-breach-of-trust-corruption.htm#sthash.N7BYI3LG.dpuf, Feb 21, 2014 10:05 AM EST. (Accessed 22/02/2014.)