The Riches OF GRACE
“hath appeared to all men.” Titus 2:11
Robert W. Reed
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
+ The Unification Church +
The Unification Church’s official title is “The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity.” It is also known as “The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.” Its members are referred to as “Moonies” because they follow Sun Myung Moon, the group’s founder. Reverend Moon, as he is called, is a false prophet and is leading many to hell with him through his heretical teachings. Moon claims to be the true Messiah, Lord of the Second Coming, the Lamb of God, King of Kings and Emperor of the Universe. Unification theology is anti-Christian and definitely a cult. The whole organization is an abomination in the eyes of God.
“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20
Christian or Cult?
The title “Moonies” is very appropriate because they follow the man by the name of Moon. True Bible believers are called Christians because they follow the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 11:26).
The History of the Unification Church
Sun Myung Moon was born in 1920 in North Korea. His family was of the Presbyterian faith. In 1954 he started the Unification Church. He claimed that at the age of sixteen (1936) Jesus appeared to him in a vision and asked him to complete the mission He began 2000 years ago. That mission was the establishing of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Moon calls himself a third Adam sent to complete the task of restoring God’s Kingdom on earth, which according to him, Jesus failed to do.
The Authority of the Unification Church
The “Divine Principle” is the primary source for the Unification Church doctrine. This book was written by Moon and contains his teachings to his followers. It is called the completed testament and actually becomes the convert’s bible (Divine Principle, pg. 175, 233-236, and 452). It is through the Divine Principle that Moonies are to understand and interpret the Bible. The Bible is believed to be “not the truth itself but a textbook teaching the truth” (Divine Principle pg. 9.) Moon has placed his word above God’s Word which makes him a false prophet. Moonies also believe in continuing revelation. Please note in the Divine Principle, page 16, “The Divine Principle revealed in the book is only part of the new truth...As time goes on, deeper parts of the truth will be continually revealed.” The truth is, the Bible alone is the Word of God and not some man’s opinion or interpretation of it. Let God be true and every man a liar. Please consider the following Scripture on the authority of God’s Word, II Timothy 3:15-17 and Revelation 22:18-19. The Christians source of authority is the Bible only. Remember, the Divine Principle is considered by the Moonies as the third testament of the Bible and is as authoritative as the Old and New Testaments.
The Doctrine of the Unification Church
The Unification Church through Moon’s teaching has perverted many doctrines of the Bible; for example: the doctrine of sin, salvation, the deity of Jesus Christ, the Trinity, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and eternal punishment.
Fall of Man
Unification theology teaches that the fall of Adam and Eve was of a sexual nature and not disobedience in partaking of the forbidden fruit. Moon teaches that Satan seduced Eve and they had a sexual relationship which caused the spiritual fall. Then, she tried to undo the problem by persuading Adam to live with her as a husband which caused the physical fall. Moon’s doctrine of the fall is heresy. Nowhere in Genesis 3 does it teach that the first sin was fornication and neither does it say that Cain was born of Eve and Satan. Please read Genesis 4:1.
According to Moon, Jesus was not Deity (God) and He failed in His mission while on earth. Instead of dying on the cross, He was to take a bride in Eve’s place and produce perfect children in that marriage. In other words, He came in Adams place to restore mankind but did not accomplish it (Divine Principle pg. 142-152). “We therefore, must realize that Jesus did not come to die on the cross:” (Divine Principle pg. 142). Also we read that, “Jesus, being one body with God may be called a second God, but He can by no means be God himself” (Divine Principle, pg. 211). First of all, Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh (John 1:14, I Timothy 3:16). Secondly, Jesus did not fail in His commission while on earth, it was predestinated that He die for the sins of the world (Acts 2:23, I Peter 18-19, John 10:18, Matthew 16:21).
According to Moon, he is the Messiah of the Second Coming since Jesus will not be coming again (Divine Principle, pg. 520). Moon says that we are not to expect Jesus Christ himself to return, but another messiah, who will be born in the flesh, on earth, in Korea. In the Divine Principle pages 368-369, he states, “must be born on earth, in flesh, in order to accomplish man’s physical salvation,” Divine Principle 519-520, “Messiah would be in a country in the East...Korea; Divine Principle on page 509, “the Lord of the second advent is to be born on the earth as the King of Kings.” According to the Divine Principle, pages 520-530, Moon claims that the Lord of the second advent will not return to the Mount of Olives from heaven, as the King James Bible 1611 states, but will be born in Korea. Moon also denies the trinity and the Biblical doctrine of heaven and hell. The following Scriptures will show that the cross was in God’s original plan and that Jesus Christ accomplished complete redemption for mankind: Acts 2:23, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 24:25, John 10:18, John 17:4, 19:30, Hebrews 12:2.
Quotes by Moon
“The whole world is in my hand. I will conquer and subjugate the world.” (Master Speaks, May 17, 1993)
“Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great, I gave all individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me.” (Today’s World, March 1995, pg. 6).
“The time has come that the whole world must be concerned about me. From now on, American Christianity must follow me.” (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, Nov. 1993 pg. 5).
“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31
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Pastor Robert W. Reed
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