Recently a new member Human12 joined us. Human is going to the Moody Church, which was founded by DL Moody in 1864. Not content with just a single church. Moody also began a publishing company, international evangelistic journeys (there were no jet planes) and what later became the Moody Bible Institute. His wife Emma, came to Chicago to take care of some of the many thousands left homeless by the Chicago Fire. She was an educated woman, a teacher at Ill. State University. When she came to Chicago she also helped develop programs for Bible teaching, home Bible study, and visiting others at their homes. She believed God laid a burden on her heart for urban evangelism. "Take men that have the gifts and train them for the work of reaching the people." This was the beginning of the Moody Bible Institute.
MBI was developed in 1886 for the express purpose of training young people to be the intermediate servants between the laity and the ministers. The school developed a resident faculty, a standard curriculum, and a Practical Christian Ministries program. All the things that ubf claims but does not have (and never will have), DL Moody was working on them 75 years before ubf even began to break off from the Presbyterian church.
When ubf broke away from the Presbyterian church, EE Chang Woo was taking incredible pride in his attempt to establish 'an indigenous movement'. I believe this is the fatal moment in the ubf movement, when the ubf was cut off from the body of Christ and others (as the pastor in the letter noted). There is no proof that being indigenous would make ubf any better or more helpful to the gospel. But that is what EE Chang Woo wanted. He did not submit himself to the will of God or the Presbyterian church, he purposely went against God and the Pres. church to fulfill his proud desire to be the leader of 'an indigenous movement'. One that is built upon flawed teachings, flawed systems, no integrity, no honesty.