Toxic Waste From the Family Line – Korea


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The consequences of generational sin pours like toxic waste into our lives.

“Toxic Waste from the Family Line” is a series of articles based on historical research.

These resources work in conjunction with our generational prayer model and are useful as references while you ask God to reveal generational issues in your life.


 

Event

Generational Issue

 

Shamanism – attempt to control nature. Pantheistic. All natural objects are thought to possess souls. Sun and celestial objects are worshiped. Spiders are bad luck.

 

Shamanism
Pantheism
 

Dead souls travel freely and relation to the living.

 

Familial spirits
 

House gods control happiness or misfortune of family.

 

Idolatry
 

Central role of shamans. They control natural events for man’s benefit by exercising control over the spirits (healers, seer, priest.)

 

Shamanism
 

400 BC – 108 AD – heavy taxation. Social structure slaves,
peasants, elite

 

Slavery
Poverty
 

53 AD-668 AD (Three Kingdom era). Rigid hierarchical social structure and strong military. Kingship-father to son. Man’s position fixed at birth – Aristocracy (2 ranks) General Aristocracy (6 ranks), Free Commoners (3 ranks), Slaves.

 

Control
Class Bondage
Social structure based on power and subjugation. Slavery and poor labored with little or no reward to feed coffers and aristocracy. Power
Control
Slavery
Poverty
 

Buddhism came in 372 AD – brought by monk from Tibet. Became state religion. It was used as a way to control the population.

 

Idolatry
Buddhism
 

Reincarnation reinforced social structure. The poor were poor because they did not do well in the previous life.

 

Reincarnation
Poverty
China was constantly oppressive against the Three Kingdoms and the Three Kingdoms came against each other in constant warfare. Warfare
pain
torture
torment
oppression
 

668-891 – Aristocrat become immensely wealthy at the expense of the poor who were very impoverished.

 

Subjugation
Some aristocrats owned as many as 3000 slaves and therefore a substantial part of population must have been slaves. Slavery
Oppression
Inadequacy
 

889 – Peasants revolt over taxation.

 

Injustice
 

891 – 1392 – period of civil disturbance and military rule.

 

Control
 

Confucianism becomes the orthodox doctrine by which to govern family relations and the state.

 

Confucianism
control
religious
spirits
 

Aristocrats would charge 50% of the harvest for private lands, 25% for public land and then lend their harvest at high interest rates.

 

Pain
Corruption
Poverty
Injustice
Buddhism increased its wealth through donations. Religious spirits
Buddhism
 

Many accept all belief systems

 

Deception
 

Neo-Confucianism plays the major role in determining social structures and individual order.

 

Control
 

Shamans are consulted for cure to illnesses, inter-personal conflicts, and mate selection. Koreans went to these Shamans whether they are Buddhist, Confucianism or Christians.

 

Shamanism
Curse on Gift of Healing
Control
 

Shamanism is the worship of a pantheon of gods in household or village.

 

Pantheism
 

Shaman “spirit post” and bright cloth tied to trees are placed to repel evil spirits.

 

Superstition
 

Symbols such as the cranes, dragon, tiger, phoenix or turtle are used to keep evil spiritual away.

 

Superstition
 

Buddhism is the state religion by 6 c.AD Human sacrifices were suppressed gradually.

 

Sacrifices
Ungodly Blood Covenants
 

Gods – Sanshim (non-Buddhist mountain god), Sajik-the god of land and harvest.

 

Idolatry
Animism
 

The spirits live in every part of a Koreans house and yard (gate, kitchen, well, etc.)

 

Animism
 

Buddhism, biggest religion had 18 sects. The Chogye sect does not permit marriage

 

Control
 

The Hwarangdo was developed—a sort of chivalric youth order, which combined Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Complete loyalty to the monarch, filial piety, harmony, and valor in battle were emphasized.

 

Buddhism
Human philosophies
Deception
Taoism
Confucianism
1200’s-1350 – Mongols invaded and occupied Korea.  

Pain
Suffering
Torture
Torment

 

1392 – Confucianism becomes state religion. Control
Manipulation
 

Confucian teaching –moral background of modern Korea (subjection of son to father, younger to older, wife to husband, subject to throne)

 

Oppression
Control
Manipulation
 

1392 – General Yi Song–gye establishes ancestral worship and rigid adherences to social law.

 

Ancestor worship
Control
 

Women were at the bottom, in virtual bondage throughout their lives to father, husbands and sons.

 

Oppression
 

1866 – King Konjong orders decapitation of Seoul’s Catholic bishop and their French priest. Persecution of Christians continued until 1876.

 

Decapitation
Religious persecution
 

Peasants underwent increased hardship. They would pay heavy rent for private land, tribute tax and males between 16 and 60 had to perform labor services (when doing these services they had to provide for their own food and were required to work all day.)

 

Poverty
Oppression
 

Many peasants would run away or would be caught and become slaves.

 

Slavery
 

Marriage would take place around the age of 13. Upper classes had several wives. Wives could be dismissed at will but it was difficult to dismiss the first wife.

 

Polygamy
Lack of commitment
Insensitivity
 

1215 – 1368 Mongol. Many killed during this period. 100 of 1000’s captured

 

Murder
Pain
 

With the Mongol invasion, the peasants suffered enormously – financially and physically.

 

Poverty
Suffering
 

During this time neo-Confucianism (combination of Confucianism, Buddhism, and religious Taoism). Things came into being through the union of li and chi (energy).

 

Superstition
Ungodly energy
During this time Buddhism had become corrupt, superstitious, and immoral. Superstition
Immorality
Religious spirits
 

1392-1750 Strong caste system. The highest class was elitist and there was much discrimination (because of generational purpity). Heavy tax of peasants. Peasants were required to do labor and military service.

 

Caste System
Human bondage
 

During this time 1/3 of the population was unfree (slaves and outcaste). A significant portion of outcasts were women

 

Anguish
Misery

 

There was a Confucius disdain for commerce. Merchants were inferior, greedy and dishonest. They could not use the language of the upper class.

 

Prejudice
Elitism
Curse on businessmen
 

Every family was required to establish a shrine for ancestor worship.

 

Ancestral Worship
The sexes were segregated. Women could only go out at night and men had to stay in their homes from 9-2.  

Legalism
Sexism
Favoritism

 

Women had to veil their faces. Men and women were segregate in their homes and met only at necessary times like meals. Therefore women had little social life and met people outside only on special occasions.  

Inadequacy
Hatred
Anger
Rage
Curse on women

 

 

Women legally subordinating to men by Confucian ethic. Women did not have names and were identified only by position (so and so’s daughter, etc.)

 

Inferiority
Discrimination
Lack of identity
 

High death rate of children

 

Curse of Death
Infirmity
 

1800’s-1864 Breakdown of class system (had begun in 1700’s)

 

 

Slavery decreases and is abolished in 1801.

 

1905 – Japan takes over control of Korea and between 1910-1945 becomes a colony of Japan. In 1917 Japan kills over 7,000, injures 15,000 and arrested 45,000. In 1919 Japan required all to have a Japanese style name and the people could not speak Korean. Oppression
War
Murder
Maiming
Loss of identity
Anger
Rage
Fear
 1950-53 Korean War  

Oppression
War
Murder
Maiming
Loss of identity
Anger
Rage
Fear

 


About Paul L. Cox

Paul L. Cox is co-director of Aslan’s Place, a ministry center dedicated to bringing freedom and wholeness to the wounded and captive. It also brings training and equipping to the body of Christ for spiritual warfare. Paul is a graduate of the California Graduate School of Theology where he earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree. As an ordained American Baptist pastor Paul ministered at several churches as senior pastor. He is committed to prayer ministry that brings freedom through generational deliverance. In order to share the revelation and insights the Holy Spirit has imparted, he and his wife, Donna founded Aslan’s Place in 1999. This facility in Apple Valley, California not only serves as an individual ministry center, but also a training and seminar center. Many people are growing in freedom an d the Holy Spirit as a result of ministry at Aslan’s Place. The ministry given is Biblically based and Holy Spirit led. As a result of their heart for the nations, Paul and Donna have also had the privilege of ministering at many of the major ministry centers around the world such as Rivergate Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, Canada, Hope for Munich, Germany and several others worldwide. Aslan’s Place has also participated in several mission outreaches to Argentina. It is Paul's heart to continue to learn from the Holy Spirit and the body of Christ and to share openly what the Spirit is teaching him.