| Hosting of the 2023 World Christian Leaders Symposium “Contemporary Christian Challenges and Reformation Strategies”
| Participation by Christian Leaders and Media Representatives from 14 Countries Christian Leaders
| "The Gospel of the Remission of Sins Must Be Proclaimed Worldwide" Pastor Ock Soo Park: "
| When Somone received the remission of sins, their ministry and life changes”
Christian Leaders Fellowship (CLF) organized the symposium as a response to how many modern churches have strayed from the motto of the Reformation, "Return to the Bible," and which also struggle to provide a precise solution to the issue of forgiveness.
The symposium began with a welcome address from Pastor Yeong Kook Park, the president of the Christian Leaders Fellowship (CLF). The program included a congratulatory performance by the Gracias Choir, thematic presentations, keynote speeches, and a Q-&-A session between media representatives and panelists.
Pastor Yeong Kook Park said in his welcoming address, "The founder of CLF, Pastor Ock Soo Park, has been sharing the message of the remission of sins to pastors and presidents from around the world. Many are rejoicing as they are delivered from sin." He further stated, "The message that teaches how to be delivered from sin has been broadcasted on 662 broadcasting stations worldwide, and many people have accepted the gospel. We look forward to this gospel of forgiveness spreading even more worldwide."
Moses Ashish, President of Mosses Ministries Grace Church of Jesus Christ in India, said, "Many congregants do not know much about the cross and have not received salvation, yet they attend church. Christians must hear the gospel and receive salvation. Therefore, we must share this gospel. In the Book of Acts, there is a scene where the Ethiopian eunuch was reading the Bible but did not understand. At that time, Philip preached the gospel to the eunuch. Just as Philip preached the gospel to the eunuch, in this era, we need preachers who can teach the true gospel. Through Pastor Ock Soo Park, we also heard the gospel message. From now on, we are not sinners but righteous. We must now share this gospel with the whole world, along with CLF."
Sakouvogui Jacob K, founder of Eglise Mission des Apotres de Christ in Guinea, said, "I am thankful to God for allowing me to hear this gospel through Pastor Ock Soo Park. This message of the vision must be spread throughout the world. Many pastors do not know this gospel. Many pastors pray and heal the sick, perform miracles, and show material blessings, but if they do not understand the true gospel, all of this is meaningless. I gained a lot of insights here and Pastor Park became my spiritual father. I was able to receive salvation by listening to his words. The whole world truly needs this gospel. If I return to Guinea, I will proclaim it in our church. I will also send pastors who work with me to Korea to learn this gospel of the remission of sins."
Fitilau Puanua, President of Tuvalu Christian Church, said, "Many Christians and ministers are moving further away from the true message of the Bible. This is a significant challenge for Christianity. Rather than being passionate about the work of the gospel, many Christians are becoming apathetic and spiritually dead. Pastor Ock Soo Park's teachings have the power to help us live with more spiritual strength. As ministers and ambassadors of peace, our responsibility is to pass on the gospel we have learned to the next generation and continue spreading it."
Samuel Kutenski, founder of Christus Gemeinde in Germany, said, "Many Christians and ministers are becoming disconnected from the true message of the Bible. This is a major challenge for Christianity. Instead of passionately engaging in the work of the gospel, many Christians are growing numb and lifeless. Pastor Ock Soo Park's teachings have the power to enable us to live more spiritually robust in this era. Our duty as ministers and ambassadors of peace is to pass on the gospel we have learned to the next generation and continue spreading it. Many problems are occurring worldwide, but we need to step forward again with the Gospel. What I want to talk about is the 'importance of the Word.' The Word will be the solution to all societal issues. We have received eternal redemption. By grace alone, we have been saved. Jesus is our only hope and glory. For the sake of humanity in this world, the Gospel of forgiveness is needed. You all have gathered here for that purpose. Everyone wants to be freed from sin. We have heard the good news first. Through the Word, we can share His grace. Why are the Old and New Testaments called the 'Covenant'? Because it's something God has given us. So, we must convey exactly what the Bible tells us. If the Word says it, we can do it through the Word. Lastly, during this time, we have received an invitation to unite with the Word. We can unite in God's will and plan. Our location doesn't matter. In this era, we have a calling. We hope to spread this good news worldwide."
During the keynote speech, Pastor Ock Soo Park, the founder of the Christian Leaders Fellowship, emphasized that the "Bible" is at the center of the solution for overcoming the crisis of Christianity's decline.
"We have committed various sins. However, if Jesus died on the cross, being crucified for my sins, then my sins have been paid for. My sins ended at the cross. Therefore, when God looks at us, He calls us righteous." He also stressed, "We must believe what the Bible says, not that our repentance or deeds wash away our sins. The Bible clearly states that our sins have been washed away through the death on the cross of Jesus Christ, not by any of our acts. God has called us righteous. We are no longer sinners."
Subsequent panel discussions and Q&A sessions with attending journalists followed.
Panel members who responded stated that they had precisely understood that the "true Gospel" is the fact that "all our sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ" and vowed to proclaim it in their respective regions.
[Question] India is primarily a Hindu country, but recently, the Gospel has been actively spreading. I'm curious about the current status of Christianity in India and your plans for future evangelism.
[Answer] Moses Ashish, Chairman of Moses Ministries Grace Church of Jesus Christ, India
"I have heard the accurate Gospel, and I believe this Gospel can change India. More than 200 Hindus came to the church and even persecuted us. Many pastors are still being persecuted. The Gospel I heard here has the power to change India. Currently, the Christian population in India is 3%. The Gospel of forgiveness needs to be spread in India so that people can receive salvation, and when they receive salvation, their hearts will be transformed. There is power in the Gospel. So, this Gospel is needed in India as well."
[Question] You attended Pastor Ock Soo Park's Bible Seminar this time, and I'm curious about your impressions and how this seminar will influence your future ministry direction in Guinea.
[Answer] Sakouvogui Jacob K, Founder of the Eglise Mission des Apotres de Christ, Guinea "I attended this seminar and learned a lot about Leviticus. Today, we only need to accept the Gospel of forgiveness. God has already accomplished everything for us. We don't need any other actions to receive salvation. We only need to believe."
[Question] Last month, when Pastor Ock Soo Park visited six countries in the South Pacific, there were meetings with Prime Ministers and Governors-General, along with an invited Bible seminar by Pastor Ock Soo Park. I'm curious about the local response to these events. [Answer] Fitilau Puanua, Chairman of the Tuvalu Christian Church, Tuvalu
"In our country, the Christian population is 4%. Many people, especially pastors, were challenged by the message Pastor Park delivered when he visited Tuvalu and brought the Gospel of forgiveness. This message was new to the Christians in our country. People were amazed and accepted it. Pastors were challenged to spread this message continuously. If we bring this message to many people, they will experience a change. We are looking forward to it."
[Question] Through the Pastor Ock Soo Park Bible Seminar, you had the opportunity to interact with other pastors from Christian Leaders Fellowship (CLF) from different countries. What are your plans for collaborating with Good News Mission, CLF, and other activities in Germany?
[Answer] Samuel Kutenski, Founder of Christus Gemeinde, Germany
"We met with leaders from different cities in Germany during our recent visit. We talked about identity. It was the fact that we are new creatures in Christ, that we have received forgiveness. This new identity gave us confidence. We met Pastor Ock Soo Park in Korea after coming here through a missionary in Germany. We believe the history of salvation will continue in Germany through Good News Mission. Germany is important to Korea. The message of the cross and that we have become righteous is much needed in Germany. It's a message that is much needed, not only in Germany but throughout Europe. I want to bring this good news to Germany. There was a time of Reformation in Germany. This message is needed now more than ever. We hope you will come to Germany. I hope you will pray for Germany and for this good news to spread throughout the world."
[Question] People do not understand the message of forgiveness correctly. We respect the fact that Pastor Ock Soo Park has been active for over 60 years and started his ministry, and we are curious about what is the core of the message that you want to emphasize, and what are your plans for the future?
[Answer] Christian Leaders Fellowship Founder, Pastor Ock Soo Park
"Living with my own thoughts is entirely different from living with the thoughts of Jesus. In the past, I used to live by lying and stealing, as I wished. I knew that I was a sinful and evil human being and I had no doubt that I would go to hell. But after reading the Bible, in Romans 3:24, it says, 'We are justified freely by His grace.' It is clearly stated in many verses that God no longer remembers our sins and that Jesus went to the cross to wash our sins away, making us righteous. Many people who meet us are amazed at the message they hear. Many Christians still say that we are sinners. Jesus came to free us from sin, and He died for us. Many pastors, church leaders who hear this news are amazed and want to come to Korea to learn from it."
In conclusion, Pastor Ock Soo Park once again emphasized that the true Gospel can change Christianity around the world.