De Quoi Parle Ce Documentaire “In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal” ?

De Quoi Parle Ce Documentaire “In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal” ?

The Netflix original series, In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal, addresses these four cases and includes a documentary chronicling them. Through television footage, interviews old and new, investigators and victims, and testimonies from anonymous individuals who were part of these religious cults, the series illuminates the terrifying possibilities of seeing one’s faith blinded at the hands of a self-appointed religious leader

The Five Oceans – The Five Oceans

De quoi parle ce documentaire In the name of God - A holy treason

On August 29, 1987, residents of Gyeonggi-do Province in South Korea were shocked when a factory under construction turned out to be a house of horrors.

Thirty-two men and women were found dead together hanging from the ceiling of the factory cafeteria. What passed for mass suicide due to religious fanaticism could be even more sinister. After all, the thirty-two men and women were members of a religious group and a business venture called Five Oceans, a company believed to have swallowed nearly ten billion won.

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Baby Garden Sect South Korea

Around 1996, South Korean police began investigating a religious sect called the Baby Garden and its leader, Kim Ki-Soon, on charges of extortion, assault and murder, reported by former members.

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While the Baby Garden sect has existed since the 1980s as a commune where people earned and cultivated their own resources, there have been allegations of sexual exploitation of starving and abused minors and children. When Kim Ki-Soon was taken into custody, more horrifying stories surfaced about the commune, which was designed to be a safe haven for children.


Manmin in the name of God

Lee Jae-rock and his Manmin Central Church are well known for their ability to magically heal the most serious diseases through faith and religion. Although the Manmin Church has been accused in the past of being a bastion of illegal and fraudulent activities, on a night in 1999, followers of this church revealed their violent nature.

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At that time, the Korean public broadcaster MBC had prepared a program based on the allegations against Jae-rock Lee and his church. Crowds of Manmin supporters flocked to the MBC offices that evening to illegally prevent the show from being broadcast live. Unfortunately, the revelations about their leader that followed later were enough to end their blind faith.

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In fact, Jyeong Myeong-seok and the JMS also sought an injunction to stop the Netflix documentary from airing, claiming that the defamatory opinions it contained against him were all fictional. However, the court denied the injunction, allowing Netflix and MBC to stream the series without issue.

The name JMS was very popular among students in the 1980s, it was the name of a new church and Christian religious movement led by the ” charismatic Jeong Myeong-seok. Young men and women flocked to the church for religious and spiritual interests as well as for their relatively liberal ideologies.


However, the world of all JMS followers was rocked when their leader Myeong-seok was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2008 for raping three of his followers. Although Myeong-seok’s sentence has now expired and the man continues to be a free preacher, allegations of sexual misconduct have not stopped.

At present, Jyeong Myeong-seok is still a free and quite wealthy man. Although he has been interrogated by South Korean police so far, Myeong-seok, his church and his followers maintain his innocence.

The JMS, also known as Providence, was renamed the Christian Gospel Mission but continues to exist and preach the innocence of their leader. Thanks to hiring a top law firm, Jyeong Myeong-seok has managed to stay out of trouble so far, but his reputation will surely take a hit after this documentary airs.

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