Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church

History of Redemption Series, The Genesis Genealogies, The Covenant of the Torch, Abraham Park, Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church

The Church that fulfills the Word of Redemptive History through the guidance of the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire           (Isaiah 11:9, Exodus 13:21-22, Romans 15:19)

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Happy New 2012 and may our Father God's blessings be upon us all always!

New for 2012: Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Facebook page!

This site will be updated soon with excerpts from the 6 of 12 books of the History of Redemption published to date in Korean.

1.  The Genesis Genealogies: understand the need to study Biblical genealogies and the method of study, Noah's Ark Construction Duration (see Excerpts)

2.  The Covenant of the Torch: understand God's purpose in covenants and the Genesis 15 Covenant of the Torch (see Excerpts)

3.  The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant: understand the difference between Matthew 1 and Luke 3 Genealogies of Jesus Christ

4.  The Mysterious and Profound Providence of God: understand the correct duration of Solomon's Temple construction was 6 years and 6 months

5.  The Promise of the Eternal Covenant: understand Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream from God and God's sovereignty over man and world history

6.  The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal Oath: understand the 77 names in the genealogy of high priests (Aaron to Phannias) & Jesus Christ the True High Priest

Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church

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The Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church in Seoul, South Korea, was founded by its Senior Pastor, Rev. Abraham Park Yoon-sik, who is the author of the world renowned "History of Redemption Series".  It is located in Oryu-dong, Guro-gu,  Seoul.  Gimpo Airport is nearby.  It was founded in 1964 and is one of the largest churches in South Korea. 

The church is founded on the Word of God and emphasizes on teaching the Word of God from the Bible, and is well known for the numerous Bible study classes available for kids to adults.  "Pyungkang" means peace and "Cheil" means first; so the name of the church in English means "Peace First Presbyterian Church".

The highly acclaimed Abraham Park Kenneth Vine Collection/Pyungkang Biblical Archaeological Museum is located at the entrance to the church. 

The church also publishes the "Champyungan" or "True Peace" newsletter.  It has a wide readership in Korea and it has been in circulation since 1980.  

Church History: Important Milestones 

  • November 1964 – The commencement of home service gathering with 4 members
  • September 1969 – The construction of Mount Zion Han-Dol Church
  • November 1971 – The change of church name to Il-Suk Church
  • April 1977 – The purchase of church site (Service at Yong-San Crown Athletic Center)
  • July 1977 – The change of church name to Dae-Sung Church, dedication of church
  • Apri 1979 – The purchase of Mount Sung-Wha Retreat Center
  • March 1985 – The purchase of Jehovah-jireh Retreat Center
  • April 1990 – The purchase of church site with the floor space of 60,100 pyeong
  • May 1992 – The church relocation service
  • November 1993 – The dedication service for the main sanctuary, the Moriah sanctuary at the present site.
  • January 1995 – The change of church name to PyungKang Cheil Presbyterian Church.
  • August 1997 – The assembly of commemoration for the world mission of 300-church breakthrough
  • November 1998 – The opening of the Pyung Kang Museum of Biblical Relics (Abraham Park Kenneth Vine Collection)
  • August 1999 – The construction of Etham Fellowship Center
  • October 1999 – The establishment of Hui-Sun Cultural Foundation
  • January 2000 – The construction of Elim Fellowship Center
  • February 2000 – The dedication of Joshua sanctuary
  • July 2000 – The purchase of Han-San Green Garden Retreat Center
  • September 2000 – The construction of Martha Fellowship Center
  • September 2001 – The purchase and donation of Chung-Pyung Green Garden Retreat Center
  • October 2001 – The commencement of satellite broadcasting
  • October 2002 – The purchase of Youth Conference Center in Yae-Dong-Tuh Cultural Town at “Moon-Mak”
  • January 2003 – The completion of the new wing of Chung-Pyung Green Garden Church Retreat Center
  • June 2003 – The dedication and construction of Educational Center and World Mission Center
  • November 2004 – The completion of living space of Youth Conference Center in Yae-Dong-Tuh Cultural Town at Moon-Mak
  • October 2005 – The completion of the main sanctuary in Yae-Dong-Tuh Cultural Town at Moon-Mak
  • Mid 2006 to July 2007 – Purchase, restoration and remodelling of Yeoju Conference Center.  Zion sanctuary restored, Moriah sanctuary built from scratch.
  • July 2007 – Opening of Yeoju Conference Center
  • July 2007 – The commemoration of the word movement for 50 year jubilee and 100th year evangelism “The United Holy Assembly of 2007 World Mission”
  • October 2007 – The thanksgiving service of the publication The Genealogy of Genesis Viewed through God’s Administration of the History of Redemption

The church's Korean website can be found here: http://www.pyungkang.or.kr 

Read the church newsletter here: Champyungan/True Peace newsletter by Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church(English link) 

 

 

Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church

Emeritus Senior Pastor & Founder: Rev. Abraham Park

           Head Pastor:         Rev. Yoo Jong Hoon 

Website: http://www.pyungkang.or.kr

       Denomination:       Presbyterian

             Country:           South Korea, Seoul

1. Shiloh International Ministry

The Shiloh International Ministry caters to the English speaking community. It broadcasts its service on Sunday live in English language to members spread across the world in English speaking branch churches from all across the United States and Asia, including Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.

Shiloh's website is found here: http://www.shilohmissions.com

2. Retreat Sites

Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church has the following retreat site for church events:

  • Yeoju Conference Center: famous for its "Yeoju water", which is trucked to and available at the Seoul church. Many people after drinking "Yeoju water" have had various ailments cured. The picture gallery has a photo that shows Christians praying in a prayer cave at the Pyungkang Yeoju Conference Center retreat site. This is a place where the Church hold worship services, e.g. Thanksgiving and Book Launching services.

3. Christian Education

The church runs the PCA, the Pyungkang Christian Academy for grade school children within the church grounds. It also runs ULA, the Universal Language Academy, a language school that teaches English. It also has a seminary, the Presbyterian General Assembly Theological Seminary (PGATS).  A new online distance learning seminary, the "Berit Distance Lifelong Education", headed by Rev. Philip Lee Seung Hyun, was set up in 2011. 

The PGATS seminary website can be found here: http://www.pgats.com

The Berit seminary website can be found here: http://www.berit.kr

4. Abraham Park Kenneth Vine Collection

(평강성서유물박물관: Pyeonggang Seongseo Bakmulgwan)

The Abraham Park Kenneth Vine Collection is a museum housing Biblical artifacts from the Biblical archaeologist, Dr. Kenneth Vine. He donated the artifacts to Rev. Abraham Park and together they set up a museum next to the church, just at the front gate of the church.

The collection size is about 2,000 Biblical artifacts. The artifacts include pottery, oil lamps, seals, swords, cosmetic jars and bottles belonging to the eras in the Bible. There is also a mummy on display. Other items of note include a life size remodel of a stone sarcophagus which, according to the bible, was used to contain the bones of Joseph and was subsequently carried by the Israelites during the Exodus and throughout the 40 year wilderness journey before being buried in Shechem (Canaan).

More information can be found at the museum's website: www.apm.or.kr

5. Notable Guest Speakers

The church has hosted several notable guest speakers during its services.

Dr. George Siemer, Dean of Faith Theological Seminary & Christian College, USA Dr. Siemer's Lord's Day sermon at Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church(English & Korean)
Dr. Henderson Belk, CEO Belk Stores, author of Busy Bees, Early Belk Partners and One of Three Jews, trustee N.Carolina University, USADr. Belk's Lord's Day sermon at Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church(English & Korean) &Dr. Belk's Union Press interview
Dr. Norman J.Manohar, President of Faith Theological Seminary, USADr. Manohar's Lord's Day sermon at Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church(English & Korean)
Mr. Yigal Caspi, Israeli Ambassador to South KoreaMr. Caspi's address at Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church(English & Korean)
Rev. Horiuchi Akira, Ph.D., Grace Mission Church, Chairman of FHI, JapanRev. Horiuchi's Lord's Day sermon at Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church(Japanese & Korean)
Elder Chung Won-sik, former Prime Minister of South Korea, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Bible Conservative Presbyterian Church in KoreaElder Chung's Lord's Day sermon at Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church(Korean)
Deacon Kang Dae Sung, member of the Korean boy-band, "Big Bang". Kang Dae Sung serves God as a deacon at Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church. The name "Dae Sung", meaning "loud voice" in Korean, was given to him by Rev. Abraham Park.

Deacon Kang Dae Sung sang 2 Korean Christian praise songs "My Lord Almighty God" and "Let's hit the Jackpot! (adaptation of Big Hit)" during the 2010 Christmas Eve service. See pictures in thePhoto Gallery.

6. Church Publication: The History of Redemption Series

The History of Redemption Series of books consists of 12 intended books. External link:[History of Redemption Series]

BookTitlePublished
1The Genesis Genealogies: God's Administration in the History of RedemptionOctober 2007
2The Covenant of the Torch: A Forgotten EncounterMay 2008
3The Eternally Unquenchable Lamp of the CovenantMay 2009
4The Mysterious and Profound Providence of GodOctober 2009
5The Promise of the Eternal CovenantAugust 2010
6The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal OathMay 2011

 

From the Genesis Genealogies:

* Noah's Ark was not built in 120 years... Rev Abraham Park reveals for the first time in human history the correct duration of the construction of Noah's Ark.

  • The judgment by flood occured when Noah was 600 years old (Genesis 7:6, 11).
  • Noah had 3 sons when he was 500 years old (Genesis 5:32).
  • When God told Noah to build the Ark, his 3 sons were grown up and had gotten married (Genesis 6:14, 18).

* Rev. Abraham Park explains further why it took less than 100 years, 70-80 years to build the Ark in The Genesis Genealogies. Please see Excerpts section for details.

* What is the exact year of the Exodus? Which is correct; the late-date Exodus or the early-date Exodus?

* The author calculates the correct date from the Bible in 1 Kings 6:1, 2 Chronicles 3:1-2.

* 1 Kings 6:1 (KJV)

1 Kings 6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.

* 2 Chronicles 3:1-2 (KJV)

2 Chronicles 3:1-2 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. 2 And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

* The fourth year of Solomon's reign is 966 BC.

* According to the Bible, the year of the Exodus is 966 + 480 = 1446 BC. This is the early date for the Exodus.

* In which year was Abraham born?

* The author calculates Abraham's birth year using only the Bible.

  • The year of the Exodus is 1446 BC. The Israelites spent a total of 430 years in Egypt according to the Bible in (Exodus 12:40-41). Thus, Jacob and his family entered Egypt in the year 1876 BC (1446 + 430 = 1876).
  • When Jacob entered Egypt, Jacob told Pharoah he was 130 years old when Pharaoh asked had asked him his age (Genesis 47:9). Therefore, Jacob was born in the year 2006 BC (1876 + 130 = 2006).
  • Jacob was born when Isaac was 60 years old (Genesis 25:26). Therefore, Isaac was born in the year 2066 BC (2006 + 60= 2066).
  • Abraham had Isaac when he was 100 years old (Genesis 21:5). Therefore, Abraham was born in the year 2166 BC (2066 + 100 = 2166).

Rev. Abraham Park reveals not just facts and years from the Bible but the mysterious and profound providence of God hidden throughout the Bible. The Bible contains God's plan and work of redemption for the salvation of mankind from sin and death. The author explains the mysteries in the Bible which contain redemptive significance in a simple yet profound way, using only the Bible as the source of reference. May the readers of the History of Redemption Series books experience thanksgiving and give praise to our Triune God as they come to understand the love of God that is shown throughout the Bible!

7. About the Founder

Rev. Abraham Park Yoon-sik, D.Min., D.D., is the founder and Senior Pastor of Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church in Seoul, South Korea. His ministry spans over 50 years. He is the author of the History of Redemption Series of books. 6 out of 12 intended books have been published since October 2007 and the books have been translated into English, Chinese, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia and Urdu. Rev. Park is well known for his sermons which can last more than 2 hours without any break. Rev. Park is known to pray daily for at least 2 hours and reads the Bible at least 3 hours each day, and this he has done without missing a day for the last 50 years of his ministry. He has read the Bible over 1800 times!

Biography

  • Born on May 17, 1928 in Sariwon, Hwang-he Province, Korea
  • Graduated from the Presbyterian General Assembly Theological University (B.A. in Biblical Studies)
  • Graduated from Kookmin University (B.A. in Business and Economy)
  • Graduated from the Presbyterian General Assembly Theological Seminary (M.Div.)
  • Honorary Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) from Faith Theological Seminary, USA
  • Honorary Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Lael College and Graduate School, USA
  • Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Henderson Christian University, Virginia, USA
  • Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biblical Theology from Trinity Theological College & Seminary, Florida, USA (see Photo Gallery)
  • Award from the Prime Minister of Korea, 1998
  • Award from the President of Korea, 1999
  • Former moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Korea, Hap-dong Conservative

Author's conclusion from "The Covenant of the Torch":

Jesus Christ is the mystery of God (Col 1:27; 2:2; Eph 3:4). Our duty is to spread the abundance of glory of Jesus Christ to all the world. In season and out of season, we must persevere in the work to preach the Word of God (2 Tim 4:2; Eph 6:19).

The churches on this earth will face great persecution as they preach the Word of God. However, no matter how great the persecution, it is incomparable to the suffering on the Cross. We should live the remaining part of our lives according to the Apostle Paul's confession, in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body (which is the church) in filling up that which is lacking in Christ's afflictions (Col 1:24). When we endure all sorts of suffering on behalf of the Gospel until the end, when we take part in Christ's afflictions with joy, the Spirit of glory will rest upon us (1 Pet 4:13-14).

There is nothing in this world that can hold back God's burning diligence to save His people from the sinful end time (Rom 8:35-39). We have hope while God's diligence bums strong within us. This hope is the blessed hope (Titus 2:13). This hope is hope without shame (Phi 1:20; Psalm 119:116) and hope that will not be cut off (Prov 23:18; 24:14). This hope is hope that strengthens as the suffering intensifies even as though all hope seems to be cut off (2 Cor 1:7-8). It is a steadfast hope that does not waver (Col 1:23). It is the living hope that helps us to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven through Jesus Christ, our only Savior (1 Pet 1:3-4).

I earnestly hope that the diligence of God and the flames of the covenant of the flaming torch burn with vigor throughout the remainder of our lives. May the burning encounter through the grace of redemption of Jesus Christ be continuous forever more. Hallelujah!

Amen!