Underwood of Korea: Being an Intimate Record of the Life and Work of the Rev. H.G. Underwood, D.D., LL.D., for Thiry One Years a Missionary of the Presbyterian Board in Korea, Volume 45; Volume 510

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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1918 - Missionaries - 350 pages
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This book has shown what one man’s insisting could achieve not only a great thing but equally terrible things hardly any body can challenges that it’s “not true”. I humbly
recognize his achievement for modern Korea but also sad to see that he took Great God from Korea and manipulated with his own ignorant.
Korean had been worship an almighty truly one god called HANANIM since dawn of the history. Unfortunately, Korean never had developed detailed theology of this God but in nature every Korean knew and worshiped HANANIM. When Christianity came to Korea they call Jehovah “HANANIM” and expanded so fast.
I really been wondering why they call Jehovah “HANANIM” when HANANIM got nothing to do with Jehovah. This book, “Under Wood of Korea” gave me answers.
In this book Mrs. Underwood described how her husband created such a big story for Korean to convert them be a Christian in detail. According to her account Mr. Underwood told Korean that Jehovah himself is HANANIM (page 123-126) which is absolutely NOT TRUE. Naive and innocent Korean truly believed this blue eyed foreign speaking gentleman and Mr. Underwood documented his story as “Korean bible” which supposed to talk only TRUTH. Then Dr. Underwood proudly reported to his home office about his story.
This book, now, not only answers but also gave me more curiosities. Why Jehovah took an offer from Mr. Underwood asking him to play HANANIM before Korean when he knew he is not? Be cause of HANANIM is much superior and nothing to loose being called HANANIM? How about Jesus? HANANIM as his father and, evidently, Jesus accepted too. HANANIM got his identity stolen and forced to adopt Jesus, a son. Oddly, none of those 5, Jesus, Heavenly Father, Holy Ghost, Jehovah and HANANIM objected. Are they really living gods with pride?
This is what Mr. Underwood created in Korea under the command of Jesus and I strongly
believe that this religious should be called “Korean Orthodox” since this is much deferred
from Catholic, Protestant or any other Orthodoxy with no HANANIM. Because HANANIM is still an almighty God who has been residing in Korea, never been on Mount Sinai, taking care of his own people for all these years in deep in Korean’s mind, I think Korean Orthodox is superior to any other forms of Christianity. We might call it Quadranity instead of Trinity.
Another thing. According to Mrs. Underwood, looks like Mr. Underwood never trusted Jesus as his master because he carried loaded revolver concealed during his work in Korea. Why Jesus let his boy go around world carrying bible in one hand and pistol concealed in reach of the other hand to get him step father. And, after all, Mr. Underwood surely kept every gods and Korean in dark under wood.
This book gave me a glimpse of process how all kind of strange theologies could have been mixed in past 6000 years to create so called “Christianity”.
Please, somebody get me out of under wood.
Trapped under wood.




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