Message from the President
Today most Christians have observed and admitted that we live in the post-
Christianity although they all do not agree with the definition; Christians felt that something went wrong in a post-Christian age: “the Orthodoxy Christian faith is denied,” “the Christian worldview disappeared in the public area,” and “the church declined and closed.” Generally speaking, after the term “post-Christian” was initially used in the work of German Philosopher Hermann Keyserling, who introduced the phrase ‘post- Christian’ in his America Set Free (1929), this term moved into the 1960s with the death of God’ movement, ignited by Nietzche in the 19th century, and this was used in Gabriel Vahanian’s book, the Death of God: the Culture of Post –Christianity in 1961. It is found that post-Christian society is in the middle of the atheistic and pluralistic culture and mindset.
Globe Covenant Seminary was called as the community of Jesus' disciples in
this spiritual and sociopolitical situation. Our purpose is to lead his people
to be back to God’s own purpose through educating students with perspectives of God’s eternal covenant through the lens of the interdisciplinary understandings. Our seminary focuses on rediscovering God’s covenant and his invitation in the Bible in the contemporary world and culture. All Believers are ministers of God for his kingdom. We observe that believers without the identity as God’s covenant People lost the sense of duty for God who redeemed them. Many really don’t know why God
redeemed them and why Jesus died for them on the Cross. Our solemn duty is to teach who they are and what they should do for their God on the basis of God’s covenant.
Most importantly, God acts according to the plan of his covenant with his people. It was shown when God called Moses who would lead his people out of Egypt, the Bible reported:
“23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.”(Ex 2:23-5)
Remembering his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob, God called Moses to lead his people out of Egypt, which means that he called Moses to fulfill his covenant. God’s covenant serves as the grounding foundation of calling, training and sending his servants for his kingdom. Our seminary will commit ourselves to stand for his covenant in the pluralistic and atheistic society that his whole people may live and do mission in hope of his promises based on his covenant.
Most importantly, our seminary focuses on restoring the relationship between the community of Jesus’ disciples (referring to seminary today), and local churches. In original, Jesus trained his disciples who follow him and sent them to preach the gospel, building up his churches around the world. These local churches proclaimed the gospel to the community. This day, in their partnership, the seminary commits to training Christian leaders to serve the church and offer professional training and ministry materials while the church delegate people to the seminary for training. Finally, they work together for preaching the gospel for and serving the community. The Triple Relationship between Local church, Seminary, and the Community
Triple Relationshipbetween Local church, Seminary and the Community
Finally, we hope that our seminary contributes to the advance of His Kingdom and Commandments. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in His Great Commission said to His disciples, “All power is given unto me in heaven and the earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:19-20) May God bless your kingdom, seminary, and servants!
Luther J Kim
2020 NEW BEGINNING