Members of the New Testament Church (NTC) led by Elijah Hong, God's Chosen Prophet, believe that God has forsaken the traditional Mount Zion in Israel and that the new Mount Zion in Taiwan is imbued with the spiritual significance and power that the old mountain once had. Mount Zion is both a pilgrimage destination and nature-based utopian community of several hundred adherents, serving as an Eden-like sanctuary and as the setting for the impending Tribulation. The NTC's theology, as manifested in Mount Zion and the objects on it, is a curious blend of Pentecostal Protestantism and Chinese religiosity.
|Title of host publication
|Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific
|Lenore Manderson, Wendy Smith and Matt Tomlinson
|Place of Publication
|Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York
|Springer Science + Business Media
|Published - 2012