Sungrak Church as an Independent Church
Sungrak Church was founded as an independent church, in the pursuit of the Bible as the supreme law of the church. The Bible speaks of the church as follows: Ephesians 1:22-23 says that Jesus is the head of the church and the church is His body. It means that there is no higher institution as a mediator between Jesus and the church.Thus, God’s revelations should be directly given to the congregation without a higher institution or assembly.It does not mean that the congregation ministers or runs the affairs of the church.In other words, Sungrak Church is the congregation that pursues in saving soul, and the congregation does not have authority over the church.
The Berea Movement of Sungrak Church is a movement that asserts believing and following the Bible just as it is written. Sungrak Church is an independent church which does not belong to any other denomination, but it is a gathering of Baptists who follow Jesus’ commandment and a congregation of those who follow the Bible. There is no other church like Sungrak Church because Sungrak Church was founded as an independent church, and an independent church has its own ideals and values. There might be an independent church alliance, but each member, each church, may have different ideals and values. Each church must pursue its own unique ideals all the way. Therefore, an independent church reflects the founder’s beliefs and will.
Since its foundation, Sungrak Church has sustained the ideals of an independent church.