One of the foremost and most formidable religious leaders today, is the cult leader Sun Yung Moon. One must marvel at how this man, with his mixture of Catholicism and self installed theology, can have such an incredible following? But this is exactly what has happened, both in the Far East and actually, nearly world wide.
think about this very carefully, for there is some reasoning here that
can prepare a person for the sort of following another coming false prophet,
will undoubtedly utilize.
I'm speaking of course about the false prophet who will arise in allegiance to the false Messiah, or, if you will, the coming world dictator we read as being the anti-christ.
Yes I have made some very strong statements, and at first, this may seem unjustified and harsh, but as we continue, the Holy Spirit can guide you into understanding what is being offered. Let us go into an examination of the group generally know as "The Moonies."
A good thing to recall is the word and religious expression known as Pantheism. The word reveals to us the concept of numerous gods, who can be and are worshiped for a host of reasons. Some of these are good health, warding off evil spells and spirits, the gaining of prosperity and so on. If this is the case in a person's faith life, it becomes a simple matter to see in some individual, the possibility of being a "Messiah" or what have you.
At some point most, (if not all) cult leaders reveal themselves to being someone of messianic proportion. Some females have called themselves prophetesses, in answer to the male claim of being a prophet, or apostle. Some males have actually called themselves the reincarnation of Jesus. In the case of Mr. Moon, there is a subtlety that goes beyond that. Moon has stated that he has been sent to finish the work left undone by Jesus.
Now I ask you, does that sound right to you? Do you think Jesus really needs such help? And if so, why would he appoint someone to this task when the Church (the true church) has already been established for a couple of thousand years? Do you see that something is rather amiss? Let us look at some scripture that can be of help.
Isaiah 43:10 You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servant whom I have taken for myself: so that you may see and have faith in me, and that it may be clear to you that I am he; before me there was no God formed, and there will not be after me.
Many people can get themselves into a spiritual problem, if they ever think, even for a minute, that even if baptized in the Holy Spirit, it is they who are accomplishing anything on their own. Let me share some scripture to clarify the statement.
4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
What are the "works" of those who purport to be spiritually above the rest of us? What are their devices? What are there rights? You may be surprised at some of what follows, but please bear with me.
7:20 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until
they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed.
Job 34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
From Genesis (Adam and Eve tried to hide) to Revelation, the message remains the same. We cannot hide from the truths that God Himself has declared. He alone is the Almighty (triune God) that can and will control the separation of good and evil. There is no power greater in the Universe. The Divine plan called for some specially chosen and empowered people from time to time, in order to accomplish designated tasks. If a person thought they could, on their own, accomplish or exceed the Divine will, they were brought down low, the lowest being the fallen angel Lucifer. No self proclaimed leader in our time has escaped, or will escape his judgment.
Mr. Moon and anyone else who rises up against these truths is doomed already. They may fall into the Divine Plan as one of the myriad antichrist, personages. but it is a small matter compared to the awesome God whom we Christians serve. The scriptures have already named the names of those who will accomplish the work Jesus began. First came the prophets - then Jesus the Christ, and now we have the church with an ordered modus operendi. We are supplied with the tests and scriptures, so as not to be led astray.
Mr. Moon may use the title "Father Moon", and claim a special calling; he may display deeds such as the mass weddings of "his children", but the facts are simple. Mr. Moon does not keep the intrinsic truths of the Bible. His words and deeds do not match the criteria of a duly called, God Ordained Minister of the Gospel. He does not lead a life of simple humility as is required. Mr. moon then, is just one more example of the ministries to be avoided.
Karl E. Uhlig