MoonStruck

An Analysis of Rev. Moonís Unification Church

Part 1 : Basic Errors

 

 

Rev. Moon is a self-appointed Reverend who was born around 1920 in Korea. As a teenager, he claimed to have a vision of Jesus, begging Rev. Moon to complete Jesusí mission. Why have people given Rev. Moon millions of dollars for the purchase of a mansion and yachts? If you believe His own words, Rev. Moon has great credentials. He is "greater than Jesus" (Master Speaks 6/30/1973 p.4) Rev. Moon is "the Messiah, the Lord of the Second Advent" (120-Day Training Manual p.160,222). The following chart is an outline of the four parts.

Part 1: Basic Errors Part 2: True and False Saviors

Œ Basis  Jesus is not God Himself

 Creation Jesus cannot save us physically

Ž Two falls ƒ Satan invaded Jesusí & others bodies

 Human history Jesus; body not raised

 Christís first coming Jesus will not return literally

Cross was Satanís victory Must be born anew without original sin

Communication with the Need a savior besides Jesus

spirit world endorsed

Holy Spirit is a female spirit ˆ Rev. Moon is a 2nd savior

The Christian Trinity is false Rev. Moon is "Visible God"

Part 3: The Trinity Part 4: Parts They Might Argue With

 The Trinity revealed in Œ Not important to obey Jesusí words

scripture anymore

The Threeness in scripture  Downplays Christís Blood

ƒ The Three are distinct Ž Deceitful Bible Interpretation

The Three are inseparable  John the Baptist failed Jesus

Father, Son, and Spirit are  Religion is good

each God

There is only one True God Man is the measure of all things

Co-equal in nature & honor Universalism; All, even Satan, get saved

ˆ Differ in role and rank Heavenly deception

Answering arguments Pursue happiness; who cares if it is true

against the Trinity

Œ Basis: Moonís writings, particularly the Divine Principle (known by the Unification Church as the "Completed Testament").

"Consequently, the most important matter of all is the viewpoint from which one interprets the Bible.... since it is absolutely incomprehensible to the intellect of modern men that the Lord would come on the clouds, it is necessary for us to consider the Bible in detail a second time..." DP p.500

"With the fullness of time, God has sent His messenger to resolve the fundamental questions of life and the universe. His name is Sun Myung Moon." DP p.16.

"Jesus did not say that His word was the truth but that he himself was the truth, way and the life (John 14:6). This is because His words were only a means of expressing himself as the truth... We can understand that the New Testament was given as a textbook for the teaching of truth to the people of 2,000 years ago... In consequence, today the truth must appear with a higher standard and with a scientific method of expression in order to enable intelligent modern men to understand it." DP p.131

Refuted: Jesus said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Luke 21:22

"Jesus replied, ĎIf anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. ... He who does not love me will not obey my teaching." John 14:23-24

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 Creation: Underlying God and creation are dualities, such as positive & negative (DP p.21), external form & internal character (DP p.21), male & female (DP p.24), or yang & yin (DP p.26) as the I Ching talks about. The universe is Godís "external feminine object" (DP p.25) which God as subject gives love as an emotional force to.

Jargon: Origin-Division-Union

Four-Position-Foundation

Formation-Growth- Perfection

Refuted: Creation is not the bride of Christ, believers are. Also, there are eight scientific contradictions in this section.

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Factual Errors in the Divine Principle

1. "For example: an atom comes to exist through the give and take action between a proton and an electron. This is the action of fusion." DP p.29

Problem: Fusion is the combining of protons and neutrons of two atoms.

2. During this process of revolution, the sun and planets become one unit, thus creating the solar system. The circular movement of the solar system ... constantly changes its angle of orbit around the sun. DP p.34

Problem: The planets are not all in a plane, but their angle from the solar ecliptic only moves within a narrow range, not a sphere.

3. "When a proton and an electron, by forming a reciprocal base, enter into give and take action with the proton as the center, there occurs a circular movement which makes the two into one unit, and thus an atom is produced." DP p.35

Problem: All atoms except Hydrogen-1 have neutrons too, which spoils his duality. Also, atoms with many electrons can have dumbbell shaped clouds, and not just spherical ones.

4. The proton and the electron also have dual essentialities which are engaged in continuous individual movement." DP p.34

Problem: Protons and neutrons consist of three quarks, not two parts. His comparison of the atom to the solar system is from pre-nuclear age physics.

5. "Before creating man, God made all things in the image and likeness of manís character and form. Therefore, man is the encapsulation of all things." DP p.44

Problem: Biologists would see this as conceited. Squid, mollusks, and wasps do not seem any more made in manís image than a dogís image. Was God and all the universe made for man, or were all things made for God?

6. "Therefore, man contains the structure, elements and essential qualities of animals. For example, manís vocal cords are so sophisticated that they are able to imitate the sounds of all the animals." DP p.44.

Problem: Really? How about a bat, a dolphin and a whale?

7. "Man contains the structure, elements, and essential qualities of plants, also. For example, a plantís leaf, seen from its function, corresponds to the human lung. Just as a leaf absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, the human lung absorbs oxygen ." DP p.44

Problem: Carbon dioxide plus sunlight provide the food; we use oxygen to burn food. Leaves "breathe" in oxygen like animals too, not carbon dioxide.

8. "Man is also composed of earth, water, and air; conse-quently, he also contains min-eral elements. The structure of the earth, too, is similar to that of the human body. The earthís crust is covered with plants, underground waterways exist in the substrata, and beneath all this lies molten lava surrounded by rocks. This closely corresponds to the structure of the human body: the skin is covered with hair, blood vessels exist in the musculature, and still deeper lies the marrow within the skeleton." DP p.45

Problem: If underground waterways are like blood carrying nutrients and oxygen, molten lava does not supply water any more than it does blood cells. Lava moves, and bone marrow is stationary.

Ž Two Falls: There were two falls of man, not one. "Eveís fall consisted of two kinds of illicit love affairs. The first one was the spiritual fall through love with the archangel [Lucifer]. The second was the physical fall through love with Adam." DP p.241

Refuted: The real sin was disobedience, not a dietary or sexual action.

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 Human History: Has three stages: manís fall to Christís coming (Old Testament Age); Christ to the coming of the Lord of the Second Advent (New Testament Age); and the Lord of the second Advent onward (Completed Testament Age).

"In this way, Charlemagene, [DP spelling] who had erected the kingdom on the foundation of the matured feudal system, could not tear down the barriers of feudalism. ... The Christian Kingdom thus having failed to establish the kingdom capable of receiving the Messiah of the Second Advent, the feudal system was more and more strengthened;" DP p.439.

Refuted: Heb 13:20 says Jesus shed the blood of the eternal covenant.

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 Christís First Coming: DP p.143 "We, therefore, must realize that Jesus did not come to die on the cross."

DP p.152 "...spiritual salvation through the cross, which was the secondary providence of salvation. (John 4:24)

From the time of Jesus through the present, all Christians have thought that Jesus came to the world to die. This is because they did not know the fundamental purpose of Jesusí coming as the Messiah, and entertained the wrong idea that spiritual salvation was the only mission for which Jesus came to the world. Jesus came to accomplish the will of God in his lifetime, but had to die a reluctant death due to the disbelief of the people. ... We have clarified the fact that Jesus did not come to die, but if we ask Jesus directly through spiritual communication, we can see the fact even more clearly."

Refuted: Acts 2:23,29-36; Acts 4:10-12; 1 Cor 15:3-4; Eph 1:20-23. If all Christians, including Paul and New Testament ones thought that, God deceived a lot of people.

Messianic Prophecy: Isa 53:1-12; Dan 2:44-45,7:13-14,9:24-27

Jesus Failed: DP p.151 "In fact, Jesus was then resolved to take the cross as the condition of indemnity to pay for the accomplishment of even the spiritual salvation of man when he found that he was unable to accomplish the providence of both spiritual and physical salvation (Luke 9:31)."

Refuted: Jesus completed His mission in John 17:4. Phil 3:20, 21 and Heb 9:28 show our complete salvation comes from the same Christ who died for us. "Therefore he [Jesus] is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them." Heb 7:25

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Satanís Victory: The Cross was Satanís Victory, not Godís. (Home Study Course for the Divine Principle p.30, DP p.143, Dialogue, p.161)

Refuted: Col 2:13-15, Col 1:20

Gal 6:14, "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."

Phil 3:18-19 says, "Ö many live as enemies of the cross of Christ."

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Communication with the Spirit-World (Spiritual/occult) endorsed. DP p.163 "Any Christian who, in spiritual communication, can see John the Baptist directly in the spirit world will be able to understand the authenticity of all these things."

Moon is involved in spiritism (MS. 2/20/1973 p.7 DP p.529ff). Famed occultic spiritist Arthur Ford mentions Moon as a friend who has practiced the occultic arts with him. (Fordís book, Unknown But Known. Signet Mystic, 1968.)

DP p.529 "Therefore, countless men of religion are receiving very clear revelations concerning the Lordís Second Coming in Korea in many different ways, by contacting many spirit men of various levels : from the realm of miscellaneous spirits to the realm of the paradise level spirits. Nevertheless, the leaders of the present Christian world, due to their spiritual ignorance, are still unresponsive, and have refused to pay heed to such things. This is similar to what happened in Jesusí day, when the chief priests and rabbis, who should have been the first to know of the coming of the Messiah, were entirely unaware of the fact due to their spiritual ignorance, while, on the other hand, the astrologers and shepherds knew of the message through revelations."

Refuted: Lev 19:31, 20:6-7, Deut 18:11; Isa 8:19-20; Gal 5:20

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The Holy Spirit is a Female Spirit: DP p.215-216 "However, a father alone cannot give birth to children. There must be a True Mother with the True Father, in order to give rebirth to fallen children as children of goodness. She is the Holy Spirit."

"There are many who receive revelations indicating that the Holy Spirit is a female Spirit; this is because she came as the True Mother, that is, the second Eve. Again, since the Holy Spirit is a female spirit, we cannot become Ďthe brideí of Jesus unless we receive the Holy Spirit. Thus, the Holy Spirit is a female spirit, consoling and moving the hearts of the people (1 Cor 12:3). She also cleanses the sins of the people in order to restore them, thus indemnifying the sin committed by Eve. Jesus, being male (positivity), is working in heaven, while the Holy Spirit, being female (negativity), is working on earth."

Refuted: Acts 5:3-4, John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:13; Acts 13:2

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Christian Trinity is False:

DP p.217 "Accordingly, in order to fulfill the purpose of creation, Jesus and the Holy Spirit must establish the four position foundation centered on God, by becoming one body in unity through the action of give and take, each as the object of God, substantially divided from His dual essentialities. In this manner, Jesus and the Holy Spirit become one body centered on God; this is called ĎTrinity.í" However, due to the fall, Adam and Eve established the four position foundation centered on Satan, thus resulting in a trinity centered on Satan."

Refuted: Matt 28:19, Mark 12:31-32 (See the Trinity charts)

2 Cor 13:4 "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."

 

...By Their Fruit You will Know Them

If someone you loved were about to bite into a red, delicious-looking apple, with razor blades in the middle, would you warn them of their danger? In the same way, Rev. Moonís teachings might look inviting, but we are compelled to warn our friends of the spiritual razor blades in this apple. So, like the Bereans in Acts 17:10-12 were more noble in character than others because they checked Paulís teaching against scripture, you must check Rev. Moonís (as well as anybody elseís) teaching against scripture.

Seek the Son, Not Rev. Moon

God is a God of truth; you have to want to seek God to find salvation. All of use were separated from God because of our sins, and because of Godís holiness and justice, there is no natural way we can go to heaven. But God provided a way, through Jesus Christís atoning death on the cross, to pay the penalty for our sins. Accept this wonderful gift, and the Holy Spirit will come into your life and begin the transformation process, and give you the new life God promised.

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MoonStruck

An Analysis of Rev. Moonís Unification Church

Part 2 : True and False Saviors

 

 

Rev. Moon claims that Jesus did not save us completely, and while Rev. Moon is not Jesus returned, he claims to be Christ returned to save us physically as well as spiritually. Why have people leave their parents to follow Rev. Moon and give him their money? If you believe His own words, Rev. Moon has great credentials. He is "greater than Jesus" (Master Speaks 6/30/1973 p.4) Rev. Moon is "the Messiah, the Lord of the Second Advent" (120-Day Training Manual p.160,222). The following chart is an outline of the four parts.

Part 1: Basic Errors Part 2: True and False Saviors

Œ Basis  Jesus is not God Himself

 Creation Jesus cannot save us physically

Ž Two falls ƒ Satan invaded Jesusí & others bodies

 Human history Jesus; body not raised

 Christís first coming Jesus will not return literally

Cross was Satanís victory Must be born anew without original sin

Communication with the Need a savior besides Jesus

spirit world endorsed

Holy Spirit is a female spirit ˆ Rev. Moon is a 2nd savior

The Christian Trinity is false Rev. Moon is "Visible God"

Part 3: The Trinity Part 4: Parts They Might Argue With

 The Trinity revealed in Œ Not important to obey Jesusí words

scripture anymore

The Threeness in scripture  Downplays Christís Blood

ƒ The Three are distinct Ž Deceitful Bible Interpretation

The Three are inseparable  John the Baptist failed Jesus

Father, Son, and Spirit are  Religion is good

each God

There is only one True God Man is the measure of all things

Co-equal in nature & honor Universalism; All, even Satan, get saved

ˆ Differ in role and rank Heavenly deception

Answering arguments Pursue happiness; who cares if it is true

against the Trinity

 Jesus is not God Himself: DP p.210-212 "...Jesus, as a man having fulfilled the purpose of creation, is one body with God. ... Nevertheless, he can by no means be God Himself. ... Jesus, being one body with God, may be called a second God (image of God), but he can by no means be God Himself. ... Jesus was a man who had perfected the purpose of creation, and does not signify that he was the Creator Himself. ... Furthermore, when we find that Jesus said on the cross, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" it becomes clear that Jesus is not God Himself."

Refuted: John 1:1,10,14; 20:28; Rom 9:5; Col 2:9; 1Jn 5:20; Titus2:13; Col 1:15-17; Heb 1:8,10

Col 2:16 "For by him [Jesus Christ] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, ... all things were created by him and for him."

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Jesus cannot save us physically: DP p.148 "Jesus could not accomplish the purpose of the providence of physical salvation because his body was invaded by Satan. However, he could establish the basis for spiritual salvation ... through ... the blood of the cross."

Refuted: Heb 7:25; 12:2; Jn 17:4 Phil 3:20-21 Rom 8:10-11,23

Jesus completed His mission in John 17:4. Phil 3:20, 21 and Heb 9:28 show our complete salvation comes from the same Christ who died for us. Heb 7:25, "Therefore he [Jesus] is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them."

Error: Jesus cannot save us physically because He was invaded by Satan.

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ƒ Satan invaded Jesusí and others bodies: DP p.330 Due to Mosesí twice striking the rock externally in rage... his [Mosesí] flesh was invaded by Satan and he died in the wilderness, but internally, ...[he could still bring water from the rock to the people]"

DP p.269 "...Abrahamís offering the sacrifices without having cut the dove in two resulted in offering Satanís possession, as it were, and so the offering ending in the assertion that the offering was Satanís possession."

Refuted: Heb 10:10; 13:12; Acts 2:31 (body saw no decay)

Phil 3:20-21 "But our citizenship is in heaven. And we (that is, Christians) eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body."

Error: Since Satan invaded Jesusí body, His body was not raised.

Jesusí body not raised: DP p.170 "Man has hitherto entertained the wrong idea that the expiration of manís physical life is the death brought about by the fall. Consequently, we have believed that the resurrection of the passed-away saints would be realized through the restorations of their once corrupted and decomposed physical bodies to their original state."

DP p.170 "Therefore, Ďresurrectioní means the phenomena occurring in the process of manís restoration, according to the providence of restoration, from the state of having fallen under Satanic dominion, back to the direct dominion of God."

DP p.289 "Due to manís fall, even manís dead body was invaded by Satan....[Jacob, Moses] After the death of Jesus, there also were problems concerning his body (Matt 28:12-13)."

DP p.360 "As we well know through the Bible, Jesus after the resurrection was not the same Jesus who had lived with his disciples before his crucifixion. He was no longer a man seen through physical eyes.... He once suddenly appeared in a closed room..."

DP p.360-361 "Jesus, in order to save mankind, had established the spiritual foundation of faith..., after giving up his physical body to the cross as a sacrifice."

DP p.147-148 "Because the Jewish people disbelieved Jesus and delivered him up for crucifixion, his body was invaded by Satan, and he was killed. Therefore, even when Christians believe in and become one body with Jesus, whose body was invaded by Satan, their bodies still remain subject to Satanís invasion."

Refuted: Phil 3:21; John 2:19-21 (raising the temple of his body) John 20:24-28 (Thomas); Acts 2:31-32 (his body did not see decay)

1 Cor 15:1-2 "Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. by this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain."

1 Cor 15:3-6 "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that..."

Error: Since Jesusí body was not raised, He is not coming back physically.

Ä Jesus Christ Himself is not coming back literally: DP p.500 "However, since it is absolutely incomprehensible to the intellect of modern men that the Lord would come on the clouds, it is necessary for us to consider the Bible in detail a second time..."

DP p.513. [reference for Revelation 1:7] he will be seen only by those whose spiritual eyes are open; so it would never be that every eye will see Christ coming again... The Lord, in the flesh, cannot come on the clouds, so the "clouds" are surely symbolic."

Refuted: Acts 1:9; 2 Thess 1:7-8; Gal 1:11-12,20; Heb 13:8

Rev 1:7 "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."

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Å Must be born anew without original sin: DP p.511-512 "However, since the salvation through Jesusí cross is only spiritual, the original sin still remains inherent in our physical body."

DP p.214 "Therefore, as Jesus said to Nicodemus [John 3], fallen men cannot see the Kingdom of God unless they are born anew as children without original sin."

Refuted: Rev. Moon misquoted of John 3:3-5; 2 Cor 5:17; Phil 3:20-21; 1 Cor 6:11; Rom 8:28-30

John 3:3-5 really says, "In reply Jesus declared, ĎI tell you the truth, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.í ĎHow can a man be born when he is old?í Nicodemus asked. ĎSurely he cannot enter a second time into his motherís womb to be born?í Jesus answered, ĎI tell you the truth, unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.í"

2 Cor 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"

Error: Since we need a savior to physically come, and Jesus cannot do that, we need another savior.

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Need a savior besides Jesus: DP p.510 "Nevertheless... the physical body of Jesus was delivered into the hands of Satan as the condition of ransom for the restoration of the Jews and the whole of mankind back to Godís bosom; his body was invaded by Satan. Naturally, the physical salvation of mankind was left unfulfilled, and Jesus died, promising it would be realized when the Lord would come again." (Notice it says ĎLordí and not ĎHeí or ĎJesusí)

Refuted: 1 Cor 8:6; Heb 7:25; 2 Cor 1:19-20 (All promises are Yes in Jesus Christ) Heb 10:14 (one sacrifice has perfected) 1 Jn 5:9-13

Acts 4:11-12 "He [Jesus Christ] is the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Notice the phrase ĎSalvation is found in no one else.í

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ˆ Rev. Moon is a 2nd savior: DP p.510 "Therefore, if the Second Advent is not Jesusí coming again in a spiritual body, it is an undeniable fact that Christ must come again the flesh, just as in the first coming."

The DP has 126 pages leading up to when the 2nd Messiah will come. The conclusions is on p.499, "As we have discussed in detail concerning World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Adam-type personage on the side of Satan, perished with the defeat of Germany in the First World War, and Stalin, the personage in the type of the Lord of the Second Advent on the side of Satan, ... Consequently, we can understand that the period for the Second Advent began right after the First World War." [ending in 1918]

DP p.519 "Christ will come again to an eastern nation"

DP p.520 "That nation of the east is Korea"

What a coincidence! Rev. Moon was born in Korea in 1920.

DP p.16. "With the fullness of time, God has sent His messenger to resolve the fundamental questions of life and the universe. His name is Sun Myung Moon."

120-Day Training Manual p.160,222: Rev. Moon is "the Messiah, the Lord of the Second Advent"

Refuted: If Jesus Himself was the only One we were to wait for and hope in, how would God honestly tell us? 1 Thess 4:14,16 (Jesus ... Himself) John 21:22 (I return); Titus 2:13 (wait for our blessed hope, 1 Tim 6:14 (Lord Jesus Christ)

Titus 2:13 "while we (Christians) wait for the blessed hope - the glorious appearing of our great God Savior, Jesus Christ."

2 Cor 11:2-3, "I [Paul] am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpentís cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ."

Now a gospel is a means of salvation. Paul said in Gal 1:8-9, "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!"

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Rev. Moon is "Visible God": 120-Day Training Manual p.362: "Father [Rev. Moon] is visible God." In Master Speaks 30 June 1973 p.4: Rev. Moon has said that he is "greater than Jesus"

Refuted: Acts 4:11-12 (capstone, no other name) 2 Cor 11:2-4; John 1:1-5; Rev 22:20

Col 1:15-18 "He [Christ Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created, visible and invisible ... all things were created by him and for him.... so that in everything he might have the supremacy."

Phil 2:9-10 "Therefore God exalted him [Jesus] to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

...By Their Fruit You will Know Them

If someone you loved were about to bite into a red, delicious-looking apple, with razor blades in the middle, would you warn them of their danger?

Wait a minute, that was said on the last tract. What if you took the razor blades out, then could you eat the apple?

Even if you could take the razor blades out of the apple of the Unification Church, you would still have the poison the apple was dipped in. Even if the nine basic errors were not there, Rev. Moonís teaching about the role of Jesus and himself is poison. If you cannot honestly say Rev 22:20, you are not of the same faith as the apostle John.

Seek the Son, Not Rev. Moon

Jesus, who is sinless and is God, came to provide the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. Though the Bible is clear on that, it is awful how many wish to ignore or deliberately re-interpret what He did. Matt 24: 4-5,23-24 show there will be many false Christs. When you leave the Unification Church, read the Gospels and put your life in the hands of the one and only Christ, Jesus, as your Lord and Savior. The you too can rejoice in Php 2:9-10 and honestly say Rev 22:20 "...Amen. Come, Lord Jesus."

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MoonStruck

An Analysis of Rev. Moonís Unification Church

Part 3 : The Trinity

 

 

Rev. Moon is a self-appointed Reverend who was born around 1920 in Korea. He claims to be "greater than Jesus" (Master Speaks 6/30/1973 p.4). Of course, either he is, or he is not. Either he really is a Messiah, or he is a fraud. If he is not one then he is the other. Rev. Moon contradicts the Bible. If the Trinity is true, then Rev. Moon is a fraud and a liar. The following chart is an outline of the last two parts.

Part 3: The Trinity Part 4: Parts They Might Argue With

 The Trinity revealed in Œ Not important to obey Jesusí words

scripture anymore

The Threeness in scripture  Downplays Christís Blood

ƒ The Three are distinct Ž Deceitful Bible Interpretation

The Three are inseparable  John the Baptist failed Jesus

Father, Son, and Spirit are  Religion is good

each God

There is only one True God Man is the measure of all things

Co-equal in nature & honor Universalism; All, even Satan, get saved

ˆ Differ in role and rank Heavenly deception

Answering arguments Pursue happiness; who cares if it is true

against the Trinity

 The Trinity Revealed In Scripture:

¾ ¾ Operation In the Old Testament ¾ ¾

· Praising the 3 Times Holy LORD Isa 6:3

· Unity: Hebrew Use of Ďechâ d Deut 6:4

· Plurality:Creation & Babel Gen1:26-27;11:6-8

· The LORD & His Spirit Gen 1:2; Isa 48:16; Joel 2:28

· The Holy One & His Son: Prov 30:4; Ps2:7-9; Isa 7:14; 9:6

· Two distinct persons as YHWH: Zech 2:8-3:2; 12:10Only 1 Neh 9:6

¾ ¾ Operation In the New Testament ¾ ¾

· Baptized in the Name of... Matt 28:19

· Praising the 3 Times Holy LORD Rev 4:8

· At Christís Incarnation Luke 1:35

· At Christís Baptism Mt 3:16,17; Mk 1:10-12

· Christís Teaching John 5:23; 14:26, 15:26

· Sending the Spirit John 14:15-26; 16:7-15

· Spirit searches Godís deep things 1Cor

2:10-11 and Intercedes [to Someone] for us Rom 8:27

¾ ¾ Trinity Raised Jesus from the Dead ¾ ¾

· Father raised Jesus 1 Thess 1:10; Acts 3:26

· Jesus raised Himself John 2:19-21

· Spirit raised Jesus Rom 8:11

· God did Acts 17:31; 2:32; 3:10; Heb 13:20; 1 Cor 6:14

· Father and/or Spirit 2 Cor 4:14

¾ ¾ Who Is Rightly Called Our Lord? ¾ ¾

· The Father: Rev 11:15;Ps2:7;Isa7:14;42:5-10

· Jesus 1 Cor 8:6; 11:26-29; 12:3; Lk10:1; Php 2:11;3:8; Jn1:23; 20:28;

21:7; Acts 7:60; Jude 4,25

· Only One Lord Eph 4:5; 1 Cor 8:6

· Father & Son Acts2:34;Ps110:1;Mk12:36

· Undifferentiated 1Cor7:39;Eph4:12 Cor 5:8; Rev14:13

¾ ¾ Who Is the Lord of Lords? ¾ ¾

· God 1 Tim 6:15

· Jesus Rev 17:14; 19:16

If you belong to the Watchtower, the Mormons, or the Way, then repent &

· Letís sing to the Lord a new song Isa 42:10

· Letís sing a new song to the One whose blood purchased us. Rev 5:9

· Letís sing "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive ... honor and glory and praise!" Rev 5:12

· Letís sing to both Him to sits on the throne and the Lamb "praise and honor and glory and power" Rev 5:13

Definition of the Trinity: Within the nature of the one inseparable God are three eternally distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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The Threeness in Scripture: Mt 28:19 2 Cor 13:14; 1Pet 1:2 1 Thess 1:3-5; Eph 2:18; 3:14-17;Rev 4:8; Isa 6:3; 48:16; 1 Cor 2:4

Matthew 28:19 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."

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ƒ The Three are Distinct: Matt 3:16-17 Luke 2:22 Luke 3:21-22 John 1:1,14 John 8:16-18 John 14:16,26-31 John 15:26 John 16:28 John 17:5 John 20:21 Acts 2:33 Acts 5:31-32

John 8:16-18 "For yet if I judge, my judgment is true : for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me" cf John 6:38.

John 17:5 : "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. cf Phil 2:5-9

Luke 3:22 "And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, thou are my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased."

Ephesians 2:18 "For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father."

See also: Eph 4:4-6; John 1:1,14; 14:16,26 10:30

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The Three are Inseparable: Mt 28:19; John 10:27-30 John 12:44-46 John 14:9-11,23 John 15:26 John 16:15 John 17:10 Rom 8:9-11

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The Father is God:

Rom 15:6 2 Cor 1:3 2; 11:31 etc.Eph 1:3 1 Pet 1:3 -God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

1 Cor 8:6 one God, the Father

Eph 1:7 the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory

Eph 3:14 bow to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all

Gal 1:1; 1:3 Eph 5:20; 6:23 Phil 2:11 Titus 1:4 -God the Father

Eph 1:2-3 1 Cor 1:3 2 Cor 1:2 Philemon 3 1 Thess 1:3 -God our Father

2 Cor 11:31 "The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying."

Heb 1:9 "Therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy."

Rom 15:6 "so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Eph 3:14 "For this reason I kneel before the Father,"

Jesus is God:

Heb 1:8-9 Therefore God, your God ...

Isa 9:6 mighty God

Isa 7:14; Mt 1:23 Immanuel, God with us

Hos 1:7 saved by the LORD their God

John 1:1,18 with God and was God

John 5:17-23 honor Son as they honor the Father

John 8:58 before Abraham was born I AM

John 10:30,38 Father & Son One & in each other

John 20:28 Thomas said, "My Lord & my God."

Phil 2:6 being in the form/nature of God...

Col 1:16 John 1:1 all things created through Jesus

1 Tim 3:16 God manifest in the flesh

Titus 1:3-4 God our Savior; Jesus our Savior

Titus 2:13 Great God and Saviour Jesus Christ

Heb 1:6,9 Godís angels worship Jesus; Jesus is God

1 John 5:11+20 eternal life in Jesus; True God

Rev 1:8; 22:12-16 Jesus the Alpha & Omega

Rev 5:11-14 worship of Jesus in heaven

John 20:28 "Thomas said to him [Jesus], ĎMy Lord and my God!í Then Jesus told him, ĎBecause you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.í"

John 5:23 "that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him."

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The Holy Spirit is God:

Acts 5:3-4 a lie to the Holy Spirit is a lie to God.

Luke 1:35 Holy Spirit came upon Mary & child is born of God

1 Cor 2:10-11 Spirit of God to God. God like Spirit of man to man

1 Cor 12:6,11 God works in all; Spirit works in all

Psalm 139:7-10 Godís spirit equivalent to Godís presence

John 14:16,26 Spirit sent from the Father & Son

Heb 9:14 Christ offered Himself through the eternal Spirit

Job 33:4 Spirit of God made Job

Acts 5:3-4, "Then Peter said, ĎAnanias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? ... You have not lied to men but to God.í"

Luke 1:35 "The angel answered, ĎThe Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.í"

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There is Only One True God:

Isa 40:25 None equal to heavensí Creator

Isa 43:10 No God before or after Him

Isa 44:6 apart from him no God

Isa 44:8 God knows of none beside Himself

Isa 44:24 alone stretched out the heavens

Isa 45:5-6,14,18,21-23 none apart from Him, none but Him

Isa 46:9 no other God, none like Him

Joel 2:27; 2 Ki19:15 alone over earth; made it & heavens

Hos 13:4 acknowledge none but Him

1Cor 8:6; 1 Tim 2:5 but for us there is one God; One God

1Tim 6:15-16 only ruler, who alone is immortal

2Sam 7:22 none like You & no God but You

Dt 6:4; Mk 12:29-33 Lord our God is One

Dt 4:35-36; 32:39 -beside Him no other -No God with Him

1 Tim 1:17 "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Is 44:8 "Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any."

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Co-Equal in Nature & Honor: John 5:18; 5:23; Phil 2:6; Col 2:9-10

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ˆ Differ in Role and Rank: Matt 12:18; 24:36; 27:46; Mk 15:34; Luke 23:46; John 14:28; 20:17 1 Cor ~11:3; 15:28; 2 Cor 1:3; Rom 15:6; Eph 1:17; Heb 1:9

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Answering Arguments Against the Trinity:

1. The Trinity is beyond human reasoning. Would you expect completely comprehend the True and Infinite God? We can understand what God has revealed about it though.

2. The word "Trinity" is not found in the Bible. Neither are the words Bible, a-tonement, rapture, or Millennium. The real issue is if the teaching is Biblical.

3. The concept of the Trinity is confusing. Three reasons: Godís truth is often confusing to the unsaved, false teachers have added to the confusion, and many Christians unfortunately are ill-equipped to clearly explain.

4. It started at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. Actually the first implied reference is in Genesis, and the main teaching started with someone Thomas and the disciples worshipped, named Jesus.

5. Pagan religions (Babylon, Assyria) had triads of gods. The Trinity came from these. Jesus said to baptize in the names of the Father, Son, and Spirit. Also, a triad of gods is polytheism, not the Trinity.

6. If God and Trinity mean the same thing, how about John 1:1? Same answer as question 9.

7. In Deut 6:4 The Lord is One and not Three. One in essence, but not one without distinction.

8. If the Trinity is true, Christ must be 1/3 God. This is human reasoning. The height of a desk is not 1/3 of a desk.

9. The Bible differentiates between Jesus and God in See verses such as Rev 3:14, Col 1:15, John 14:28, John 3:16 and many places. God/gods sometimes refers to: 1. the Trinity, 2. the Father, 3. the Son, 4. the Spirit, 5. all who are called God, both true and false.

10. But 1 Cor 8:35 and John 10:5 say there are many gods. There are many who are called gods. It also says for us their is but one God.

11. Since Isaiah 9:6 says Jesus is the Everlasting Father and Wonderful Counselor, then there is only one person in the Godhead: Jesus. He is the father of our salvation, and the Father is in Jesus, but they are still distinct.

12. I would refuse to worship any father that sent his own boy to be tortured and die instead of himself. That is a pity. The Father not only did that, He also asked Abraham if he would be willing to do that.

13. Jesus was less than the Father in John 14:28, did not know everything in Matt 24:36, learned obedience Heb 5:8, and He Himself had to ask the Father for things in John 17:5. Clearly Jesus is less than the Father, without the all-knowing, almighty attributes of God. Agreed ¾ on earth. Php 2:7 shows that Jesus voluntarily emptied Himself to come to earth. Before He came, and now, He has the fullness of godhood. (Col 1:19)

14. If the Father is now Jesusí God in John 20:17, and Heb 1:9, then how can Jesus be God? Jesus is equal in nature and honor, in a similar way as a father and son on earth are equal. However, He submitted to the Father and obeyed, as a father and son on earth.

15. If Jesus is the firstborn of Godís creation in Col 1:15, Heb 1:6; 12:23, then He must be a created being, which is not to be worshipped in Rom 1:25. Jesusí body was created, but all things were created though Him.

16. In many places in Acts (10:48, etc.) people are baptized in the name of Jesus; it never mentions baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. So does that mean the name in Matt 28:19 is Jesus?

17. Did the early Church Fathers believe in the Trinity? All of the Orthodox Church fathers did, except that Clement of Rome was silent on this.

18. I just refuse to accept a God that I cannot fully understand in my own mind. We cannot answer this, as it comes from a hardness of heart.

Jesus is YHWH

Old Testament reference

Title

New Testament Reference

Job 33:4 Isa 40:28

Creator

Jn 1:3 Col 1:16-17

Ps 106:21 Isa 45:21-23

Saviour

Jn 4:42 Eph 5:23 Acts 4:12

Isa 7:14; 9:6; 10:21

God

Mt 1:23; Jn 1:1 Rm 9:5 Col 2:9

Ex 3:14 Dt 32:39

I AM

Jn 8:24,58 18:5

Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12

First & Last

Rev 1:17; 2:8; 22:13

Dt 32:4 Ps 28:1

Rock

1 Cor 10:4 Mt 16:18

Ps 27:1 Mic 7:8

Light

Lk 2:32 Jn 1:9; 8:12

Gn18:25;Ps58:11;Jl 3:12

Judge

Rev14:10 2 Cor 5:10 2 Tim 4:1

 

...By Their Fruit You will Know Them

If someone you loved were about to bite into a red, delicious-looking poisoned apple with razor blades in the middle, would you warn them of their danger?

Wait a minute. You said that last time. What if we washed off the poison and took out the razor blades?

Even if we did that, there is poison inside the apple, all the way to the core. Even if we could take out the first eighteen errors of Rev. Moon, Rev. Moonís misrepresentation of the Trinity, and denial of the real Trinity are a poison that soaks through the apple.

www.BibleQuery.org.

 

 

MoonStruck

An Analysis of Rev. Moonís Unification Church

Part 4 : Parts They Might Argue With

 

 

An ex-Unification member told he heard a local leader tell a reporter that they do not believe Rev. Moon is Christ returned. That really bothered him, and he asked the leader why he said that when they really do believe Moon is Christ returned. The leader said, "that was the best answer I could give to him at that time." The Unification church believes in "heavenly deception" or lying for a good cause. The following chart is an outline of all the errors listed in the fourth part.

Œ Not important to obey Jesusí words anymore

 Downplays Christís Blood

Ž Deceitful Bible Interpretation

 John the Baptist failed Jesus

 Religion is good

Man is the measure of all things

Universalism; All, even Satan, get saved

Heavenly deception

Pursue happiness; who cares if it is true

Œ Not important to obey Jesusí words anymore: DP p.131 "Jesus did not say that His word was the truth but that he himself was the truth, way and the life (John 14:6). This is because His words were only a means of expressing himself as the truth... We can understand that the New Testament was given as a textbook for the teaching of truth to the people of 2,000 years ago... In consequence, today the truth must appear with a higher standard and with a scientific method of expression in order to enable intelligent modern men to understand it."

Refuted: Jesus said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Luke 21:22

"Jesus replied, ĎIf anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. ... He who does not love me will not obey my teaching." John 14:23-24

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 Downplays Christís Blood: DP p.306 "Next, God saved the Israelites from the land of Egypt, by performing the signs of ten calamities through Moses (Ex. 7:10-12:36). This, too, showed that in the future Jesus would come and save Godís chosen people through miracles and signs."

Refuted: Heb 9:11-15 "He [Christ] did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. ... How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised the eternal inheritance..."

Heb 7:25-26 "Therefore he [Jesus] is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need- one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens."

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Ž Deceitful Bible Interpretation: DP p.507 "We recall that a bird of prey alighted on the pigeon not cut in two on Abrahamís altar (Gen 15:11).

Refuted: Gen 15:11 just says carcasses, not a pigeon.

DP p.512-512 "To know this, we must first understand the meaning of the word "clouds." We read in Rev 1:7 ..."

Refuted: Dan 7:13 "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven."

DP p.514 "Then we may understand that the clouds would signify the devout saints, whose minds are always in heaven and not on earth, completely reborn from the fallen race of men. Again, Ďcloudí is often used, either in the Bible or in the classics, as a word representing a crowd (Heb 12:1)."

Refuted: Acts 1:9-11 "After [Jesus] said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ĎMen of Galileeí, they said, Ďwhy do you stand here look-ing into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heav-en, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.í "

DP p.242 "Let us take an example from the Bible. God said to Cain, ĎIf you do not do well, sin is couching [DP spelling] at the door.í (Gen 4:7) From this, we may understand that Cain was placed in a position to deal with Satan."

Refuted: Gen 4:7 really says, "Then the LORD said to Cain, ĎWhy are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.í " Cain was not in a position of Ďdealingí with Satan. He was in temptation and should be dealing with God.

DP p.256 "After another seven days, Noah sent out the dove the third time. It is written that this time the dove did not come back to the ark because the water had dried up (Gen 8:12). The third dove symbolized the Lord of the Second Advent who would come as the third Adam."

Refuted: The Bible never said it referred to a false Messiah. It never said it referred to a true Messiah either. Rev. Moon has a rather high view of himself.

DP p.225 "For example, Abraham, when he had failed in offering the sacrifices of the dove, ram and heifer, had to offer his only son Isaac because of the additional price of the condition of indemnity."

Refuted: The Bible never made up any stories saying Abraham sacrificed wrong in Gen 15:10-17, or linking this to Isaac. At the very least, Rev. Moon should say he has novel teaching and not give the impression it is the Bible that is saying that.

DP p.241-242 "Eveís fall consisted of two kinds of illicit love affairs. The first one was the spiritual fall through love with the archangel [Lucifer]. The second was the physical fall through love with Adam.... Cain and Abel were the fruits of Eveís illicit love."

Refuted: Nothing in the Bible indicates that eating the fruit was other than eating the fruit. Rev. Moon tries to blame the action, when the significance was disobeying God.

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¹ John the Baptist Failed Jesus: DP p.161 "...John the Baptist who had offended Jesus. How did John the Baptist offend him? John failed to carry out his mission of serving and ministering to Jesus."

Refuted: John 10:41-42 shows that Johnís testimony led many to believe in Jesus. We should be cautious in condemning a martyr who died for God as failing and offending God. Jesus saying the one who is least in the kingdom heaven is greater than [John the Baptist] refers to the fact that Jesus had not opened the way to heaven, and John the Baptist was actually the last prophet under the old covenant.

If John failed in his teaching, then why in Matt 21:32 did Jesus say the people were to believe John the Baptist?

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 Religion is good: DP p.9 "Religion came into existence as the means to accomplish the purpose of goodness in following the way of God... according to the intention of the original mind. The need for different kinds of understanding compelled the appearance of various religions."

Refuted: 1 Cor 10:20 "...the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God..."

Jonah 2:8 "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs."

Jer 2:5 "...They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves."

Man is the measure of all things: DP p.317 "Man is the substantial being (incarnation) of the Word (John 1:3), and he was created on the sixth day."

Refuted: John 1:1-3 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. He was with God in the beginning. [3] Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made."

DP p.177 "Originally, God created man and blessed him to be the lord and dominator of the whole creation (Gen1:28)

DP p.207 "we know that the world of creation is the substantial development of manís dual essentialities. Accordingly, manís spirit is the substantial encapsulation of the entire invisible world, while his physical body is the substantial encapsulation of the entire cosmos."

DP p.207 "Man has the value corresponding to that of the whole macrocosm, as it is said Matt. 16:26), ĎFor what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?í"

DP p.207 "The man who has attained the purposed of creation, whoever he may be, is an existence unique in the whole universe. Buddhaís statement, ĎI am my own Lord throughout heaven and earth,í is reasonable in light of this principle."

Refuted: Phil 2:9-11 "Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

DP p.177-178 "When a fallen man attains the spiritual level corresponding to the position of Adam and Eve right before the fall, ... then God gives him the revelation that he is a lord, signifying that he has been restored to the position of having been blessed to be the lord of all creation."

DP p.206 "a man who attains the purpose of creation would become the temple of Godís constant abode (1 Cor 3:16) thus assuming deity (cf. Part I Ch. I Sec. III,2). "

Refuted: In Gen 3:4 Satan tempted Eve by saying that "...when you eat of the fruit, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Isa 32:10 "...Before me [the LORD] no god was formed, nor will there be one after me."

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Universalism; All, even Satan, Get Saved: DP p.190 "The ultimate purpose of Godís providence of restoration is to save all mankind. Therefore, it is Godís intention to abolish Hell completely, after the lapse of the period necessary for the full payment of all indemnity."

DP p.191 "When the Last Days come, even evil spirits will descend to earthly men of the same level, and by cooperating with them will take part in the fulfillment of Godís will. Finally, after a due period of time, the unified purpose of creation will be attained."

DP p.200 "Though the times of their salvation may differ, all fallen men are predestined to be saved."

Refuted: The punishment of unbelievers is everlasting and eternal. (Matt 18:8, 25:41,46, Jude 7. It is an unquenchable fire. (Isa 66:24, Matt 3:12, Luke 3:17)

Rev 14:11 says, "And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image..."

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Heavenly Deception: "If you tell a lie to make someone better, that is not sin... Even God tells lies very often." Master Speaks 3/16/73 p.11.

DP p.515 "There are two reasons why Jesus foretold that the Lord would come on the clouds. First, it was to prevent the delusions of antichrists. If it had been clarified that Christ would come on earth in the flesh, the confusion caused by the delusions of many antichrists could not have been prevented by any means. ... But fortunately, this kind of confusion has been avoided because all the believers, knowing that the Christ would come on the clouds, have looked up into heaven."

DP p.515 "Second, it was to encourage those saints who were walking the difficult path of faith at that time."

Refuted: It is a serious sin to call God a liar. 1Jn 1:10; 5:10; Titus 1:2. Heb 6:18 says God cannot lie as well as Num 23:19 and 1 Sam 15:29.

If it is OK to lie, is it OK for Rev. Moon to lie about that? What else would it be OK for Rev. Moon to lie to you about?

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Pursue Happiness; Who Cares If It is True: DP p.1 "Everyone, without exception, is struggling to gain happiness. The first step in attaining this goal is to overcome present unhappiness."

"If you tell a lie to make someone better, that is not sin... Even God tells lies very often." Master Speaks 3/16/73 p.11.

DP p.9 "Religion came into existence as the means to accomplish the purpose of goodness in following the way of God according to the intention of the original mind. The need for different kinds of understanding compelled the appearance of various religions. "

Refuted: "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive..." Eph 4:14

"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar." Proverbs 30:5-6. 1 Chr 16:11 says we are to seek Godís face.

Matt 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." [KJV]

Jn 3:21 "But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light..."

Ps 16:2 "I said to the LORD, ĎYou are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.í " Ps 34:10 says those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Ps 10:4 "In his pride the wicked does not seek him [the LORD]; in all his thoughts there is no room for God."

Ps 27:4 "One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple."

Ps 27:8 "My heart says of you, ĎSeek his face!í Your face, LORD I will seek."

2 Cor 11:2-4 "I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpentís cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ." This is the case, with Rev. Moon luring people away from Jesus.

Moonstruck

The full moon rising on a cold, cloudy night

Casts swirls of blackness and borrowed light

In the darkness its light is reflective

But tBut it still hides much

Shapes, motions, and colors are such

he shadows it shows are deceptive.

Moon-worshippers have idols of heavenly deception

Which truth dispels like the sun so bright

Some like the night of darkness and reflection

Others seek the dayís true light

Seek the dayís true light.

The sun above is the dayís true light.

Rev. Moon on a soulís cloudy night

Casts swirls of blackness and borrowed light

In the darkness his light can be reflective

Be he still hides much

Interpretations and misquotes are such

But the shadows he shows are deceptive.

Moon-worshippers have an idol of heavenly deception

Others in truth delight

Some live content in the darkness and reflection

Others seek the one true light.

Seek the One True Light

The Only Begotten Son is the One True Light

Heavenly deception is no more of heaven

Than the lake where deceivers go

It is better to be fired up now against Rev. Moonís lies twenty-seven

Than to be fired up for believing those lies ¾ later.

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A Look at the Unification Church

When a student comes to campus, he or she often feels friendless and lonely. When he does not meet caring Christians, others professing love will take him in --- but at a price. One of many such groups is the Unification Church; their newspaper is the World Student Times, by C.A.R.P.. Those most susceptible are students who do not fully grasp the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection. This is why we will first discuss the reason Jesus died on the cross. Following this, the paper will present what Rev. Moon's followers believe, how they have been misled, and how to help them discover this for themselves. We write this not to scorn, but because we truly wish to rejoice with them eternally in heaven.

 

Why Our Savior Died on the Cross

Rom 3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Rom 5:8-10: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!"

Heb 9:22: "In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness."

Matt 26:27,28: "Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, 'Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.'"

--- Also see 1 Cor 15:3-6, John 3, Rom 10:9-13, and 1 John 4:4-21.

Do you know what is yours if you have committed your life over to Jesus? You now have

Forgiveness of sins, --- Col 2:13, 1 John 1:9

Future purity from all sin,--- Titus 2:14, 1John 3:2,3

Eternal life as full sons of God,-Jude21,Gal4:5-7

Future resurrection from the dead,--- Rom 8:11, 1 Cor 14:12-58

Future physical transformation,--- 2 Cor 3:18, Phil 3:21

Guidance from the Counsellor,--- John 14:15-26, Luke 12:12

and many other promises and blessings --- 2 Cor 1:20, 2 Pet 1:4

If these are true, who needs another Savior?

What are the consequences of believing other views? In 1 Cor 15:2 the apostle Paul says, "Now brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain."

 

Unification Church Beliefs

The followers of Rev. Moon worship Rev. Moon as Christ returned. They also think they have a revelation by Moon which supersedes the Bible called the Divine Principle (DP). The 1973 version is paraphrased on the next page; later contra-dictions will be proved between the Divine Principle and the Bible, which is inspired by the God who never lies (Num 23:19, Heb 6:18).

Many claim to speak in the name of God, but if someone actually said God is a liar, we can agree that person is not from the True God, right? What if Rev. Moon called God a liar? He said, "If you tell a lie to make some-one better, that is not sin... Even God tells lies very often." Master Speaks 3/16/72 p.11

Basic Divine Principle Teachings

The Principle of Creation

The entire universe exists in dualities, whether yang and yin, positive and negative, or masculine and feminine. (DP p.20-29)

The Fall of Man

There were two falls of man, not one. The spiritual fall occurred when Satan and Eve had a spiritual sexual union, while the physical fall happened when Eve and Adam had a premature conjugal relationship centered on Satan. (DP p.75-80)

Spiritual Salvation

Jesus came not to die, but to accomplish both salvations. (DP p.147). However, because John the Baptist failed God, the Jews rejected Jesus. As a result, Christ could only save us spiritually by giving Satan His body and dying for mankind (DP p.148) Any who have perfect goodness have deity, so Jesus may well be called God. Jesus on earth was identical to us, except he was without original sin (DP p.101,210-212).

Preparation for the Second Advent

Since Christ's death, God has prepared the world for "his" return. Abel-type democracies will conquer Cain-type communism in a 3rd World War. Then the "Lord of the Second Advent" will publicly appear and set up the Kingdom of Heaven on earth (DP p.430-496).

Physical Salvation

Jesus' return in the sky is only symbolic; actually a "Lord of the Second Advent" will be born on earth. He will fulfill physical salvation by ridding believers of original sin. Without being Jesus, he will have Jesus' Spirit and complete Jesus' "unsuccessful" mission so this counts as Christ's return (DP p.187-188). He should have been born in Korea (DP p.520-532) soon after 1918 (DP p.449,499). This "True Parent" will rule the ideal world of one great family (DP p.536.)

 

 

 

Incidentally, Sun Myung Moon was born in Korea in 1920. Rev. Moon has said that he is "greater than Jesus" (Master Speaks 30 June 1973 p.4) and God's messenger (DP p.16). Rev. Moon is "the Messiah, the Lord of the Second Advent" (120-Day Training Manual p.160,222). "Father [Rev. Moon] is visible God" (120-Day Training Manual p.362).

BY THE WAY, if you presently worship Rev. Moon, I have a request to make of you. If you have never done so, please humbly ask God the Father (not anyone else) to take your life in His hands. Tell the Creator that you wish to know the truth about Rev. Moon. Also tell God that if Rev. Moon is not from Him you want to know so that you will know to leave Rev. Moon and follow God. We are convinced that if you really seek to know God He will show you how. Will you agree to pray this to God? --- I have prayed to God about Rev. Moon, and I have been shown the following:

 

What Jesus and His Apostles Tell Us

About Rev. Moon's Teachings

Some Unification members say that to fully comprehend the "new truth" you must attend Peace Camp. Unless they can first show that Rev. Moon does not deny the Bible teachings on the next two pages, Rev. Moon is in effect calling Jesus a liar. There is no need to go to a camp of one who rejects Christ (See 1 John 1:8-10 and Gal 1:6-9). After the verses is a response from the DP, followed by a Christian reply. We hope that through this many from the Unification Church would leave the comfort of Rev. Moon's shade and reach out to God who is Light. We love them and want them to personally know the Friend and Provider we know; any mocking or ridicule read into this paper is 100% unintended.

Jesus alone saves people and is Lord1

2 Cor 11:2,3, Heb 10:14, 13:12, 1 Jn 5:9-13

Acts 4:12 "Salvation is found in no one else for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

Heb 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

Phil 2:5-11 "... Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant and being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man he humbled himself2 and became obedient unto death --- even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Heb 7:25 "Therefore he is able to save completely [or forever] those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them."

Rev. Moon's Divine Principle (p.148-149, 187) says that since no Christian has been free from sin, Jesus thus did not save us physically. Jesus could not complete His mission, so a "Lord of the Second Advent" must finish it.

Jesus' said His mission was complete in John 17:4. Heb 9:28, and Phil 3:20,21 prove that our total salvation will come from the same Christ who has paid for our sins. A person must decide between believing Jesus or believing someone else. Do you agree the Bible says only one person (Jesus) saves us?

 

Rev. Moon is not Christ returned; Jesus Himself will come in the sky3

Matt 24:4-31, Luke 21:8,27,28, 1 Thess 4:16,17, 2 Thess 2:1-10

Acts 1:10,11 "They [the apostles] were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 'Men of Galilee,' they said 'why do you stand here looking up into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.'"

2 Thess 1:7 "... This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels."

Rev. Moon's Divine Principle (p.515-516) explains these away as just symbolic and that Jesus told us this was true for our own good to encourage us and to prevent delusions or Antichrists. i.e. Jesus lied.

1 John 1:10, 5:10 imply God does not want us to call Him a liar. 2 Cor 4:2 says "Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God."

Jesus' return is not just a symbolic story

Gal 1:11,12,20, 2 Pet 3:15-17, 2 Pet 1:20,21, Prov 30:5,6, Rev 22

1 Thess 2:13 "... when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God..., which is at work in you who believe."

2 Pet 3:16 "We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the coming and power of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty."

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1 In the following verses please note the phrases "no one else", "no other name under heaven", "highest place", "above every name", "every knee", and "save completely".

2 Isn't it neat that our Savior is gentle and humble as well as awesome and great!

3 Please note the phrases, "same Jesus", "same way", and "Lord Jesus is revealed"

Rev. Moon's Divine Principle (p.153-162) agrees with Mal 4:5 and Luke 1:17 that John the Baptist came "in the spirit and power of Elijah." It goes on to say that since John was in a sense Elijah returned, someone else will be Christ returned.

John's symbolizing Elijah does not prove Elijah himself will not come before God's judgment on the "great and dreadful Day of the Lord" of Zech 14:1-9 and 2 Pet 3:10. Luke 21:8 says, "He [Jesus] replied, 'Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name claiming "I am he" and "The time is near." Do not follow them.'" So, we are not to follow anyone other than Jesus (see 2 Cor 11:2,3). How will we know when Jesus comes? 1Th 4:15-18 makes that clear.

 

Those who love Jesus obey His teaching

John 8:28,45,46, John 19:3,7,10, John 14, John 17, Gal 1:6-9.

John 12:47-50 "As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world but to save it. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day. For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."

John 17:17 "Father sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth."

Rev. Moon's Divine Principle (p.131) says "Jesus did not say that His word was the truth but that he himself was the truth, way and the life (John 14:6). This is because His words were only a means of expressing himself as the truth..." The Bible was textbook of truth for people 2,000 years ago, but today the truth must have a higher standard since mankind has advanced since them. P.16 says that Sun Myung Moon is God's messenger to reveal the new, ultimate truth. In other words, we do not have to believe Jesus' words because now we have Rev. Moon's.

Jesus said in Luke 21:22, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." John 14:23,24 says, "Jesus replied, 'If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.'" It is true that some who are so proud of knowing what Jesus said have not humbled themselves to really follow Jesus. Nevertheless two questions remain: How can Rev. Moon be Christ returned when he directly contradicts Jesus' words? How can you claim to believe Jesus if you reject and ignore His words?

Conclusion

A leader in the Unification Church once told me that it was very disrespectful and dishonorable to even question Rev. Moon's genuineness. We reply that if someone we loved received from a deadly deceiver a juicy, red apple with razor blades in the middle, and we knew about it, we would at the least warn her of her danger. So inspect the apple, and decide not on what we say, but on what Jesus and His apostles said.

Many of you many have come out of churches where you saw superficial love, little dedication, and no life. We want to say to you that Christianity, authentic Christianity, is much more. We love you, and we want you to know this. Respectfully, we have written to warn you (Unification members) of your peril, not to be arrogant, but because we would love to see you turn and join with us, God, and the rest of God's family forever.

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