December 23, 2008

EXPORTING THE SUPERIOR CULTURE:

Korean Methodists Celebrate Americans (Mark Tooley, 12.23.08, American Spectator)

The largest Methodist congregation in the world is the 120,000 member Kumnan Church in Seoul, Korea, whose pastor/bishop is an colorful enthusiast for South Korea's alliance with America.

"Without [the] U.S. presence, Korea would not have grown to be one of the largest concentrations of Christians in the world," explained a senior U.S. Army chaplain to the United Methodist News Service recently. "The Korean people are on fire for the Lord. Bishop Kim credits his success to prayer and preaching the unadulterated Word of God."

Methodist Bishop Hong-Do Kim is the 70-year-old pastor who led a 75 member congregation to become one of the world's largest churches. He has helped organize three pro-American rallies in Seoul, and has visited the Pentagon with other Korean pastors to thank the U.S. for its military presence in South Korea. Bishop Kim vividly contrasts with U.S. Methodist officials, who have repeatedly condemned the U.S. presence in South Korea.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 23, 2008 8:23 AM
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