On November 30, the Suwon High Court confirmed that the leader of the Korean new religious movements did not breach epidemic-related laws.
The movement’s founder was sentenced to a 10-year prison term. His followers maintained he was innocent, and kept the group alive and growing.
During their founder’s detention, members were sustained by their firm belief in his messianic role.
The movement managed to continue and grow notwithstanding the detention of its founder. One of the reasons was his unconventional theology.