They have already received their reward

(Related: 1, 2)

I have predicted in the past that Sarah Barry, surrounded by the same people who elevated Sam Lee and his misdeeds to untouchability with endless and exaggerated praise, would get worse, not better over time. This goes beyond her tolerating (even encouraging) the use of her “official” title, “Mother” Barry.

In December of 2004, there appeared this post by a Korean UBF member about a Sarah Barry visit to his chapter:

Date Posted: 17:08:48 12/09/04 Thu
Author: Bong-jin Kang
Subject: Regarding SB

Hello to all.

Tuesday this week, S.Barry came to our center after her trip to Philipine UBF conference. She will going to give her life testimony regarding UBF (10 pieces serially) in the major christian newspaper soon.

By the way, as my wife told to me yesterday, when SB came to our UBF center (snu3.ubf.or.kr), she told all the members sit together round. She recommended all say about his/her yearly key verses. During that time, one woman leader said to her “I admire you” (Surely she said this from her sincere mind, not from a unsound mind). About hearing this, SB said (I was absent at that time) “you shoudn’t say such thing to me. you should say such thing only to Jesus.” I beleve SB’s sincerety in this event.

Later in December, there appeared this post by the same Korean UBF member:

Date Posted: 16:59:18 12/28/04 Tue
Author: bj
Subject: Re: Regarding SB
In reply to: Bong-jin Kang ‘s message, “Regarding SB” on 17:08:48 12/09/04 Thu

There are already 3 pieces of SB’s testimony in Kookmin-ilbo.(proposed to be a seires of 10 pieces)

address of ‘piece 1’—>
http://www.kmib.co.kr/html/kmview/2004/1226/091965388323111215.html

‘piece 2’—>
http://www.kmib.co.kr/html/kmview/2004/1227/091965455623111215.html

‘piece 3’—>
http://www.kmib.co.kr/html/kmview/2004/1228/091965571523111215.html

So as she was telling a Korean UBF admirer to not express such admiration for her, she had probably already submitted a 10-part life story to the Kookmin Ilbo newspaper (not a Christian newspaper as originally claimed) for publication. And this 10-part life story (reportedly a whitewashing of UBF’s long rap sheet of abusive behavior, full of self praise, praise for Sam Lee, praise for UBF) was certainly required reading for virtually every Korean UBF and Korean-speaking USA UBF member.

Incidentally, there was also this post about a Chicago UBF “message” around that time:

Date Posted: 11:43:47 12/15/04 Wed
Author: Nick T.
Subject: most recent dribble [drivel?] from ubf Sunday message
In reply to: Bong-jin Kang ‘s message, “Regarding SB” on 17:08:48
12/09/04 Thu

FYI- here is a portion of the most recent Chicago ubfcult Sunday message. Try to read it without getting naseous. After reading, then decide who is humble and who is not.

Look at verse 48: “for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed¡¦” Mary remembered her humble state–an ordinary girl from Galilee. God made her a truly blessed woman from generations to generations. Even Moscow taxi drivers carry the picture of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary is worthy to receive all the honor that she deserves as the holy and pure mother of Jesus. The image of praying and devout Mary provides us peace and comfort. We all have this yearning for a holy mother’s love. The body of Christ needs mothers of prayer who embrace lonely, broken sinners and wipe out their tears with the holy love of God. Christian churches are blessed and strong with many wonderful mothers of prayer around the world. UBF is no exception. We are blessed with the presence of Mother Sarah Barry and Mother Grace A. Lee.

The human veneration culture of UBF which became so clear to me and disgusted me so much in 2000 is apparently alive and well. It made Sam Lee worse and worse; it seems to be doing the same to Barry.

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