Sun Myung Moon

Sun Myung Moon is a Korean religious leader and founder of the so called Unification Church. He was born in a very large family with 13 children.  His father's name was Kyung-yoo Moon, and his mother's Kyung-gye Kim. He was raised according to Confucianism, but whole family converted later to Christianity and joined Presbyterian Church. He received very good education in Korea and Japan where he studied electrical engineering. At that time he started to study the Bible by himself, but this led him to many misinterpretations. After the World War II he returned to Korea and started preaching. He was sentenced two times, because of his preaching. First time in 1946. and then again in 1948. and he was given a five year sentence in a labor camp. He managed to survive 34 months until UN troops advanced to the camp so that the guards fled.

In 1954 he founded  Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (known as Unification Church). He is also the author of Divine Principle which is considered as the most important writing in Unification Church.

Many of his teachings are false interpretations of the Bible, and his statements show that he doesn't preach Christianity. I will bring few of his statements:

"Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me." (Rev. Moon, Today's World, March 1995 p.6) -Not only that there is no need to kneel in front of Sun Myung Moon, but it's actually a sin against the first commandment, because Moon is just an ordinary man. He is not the Messiah, as he claims to be, because Jesus Christ is the only Messiah and forever will be.

"The whole world is in my hand, and I will conquer and subjugate the world." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks, 5/17/73) - Statements like this show that he has enormous political pretensions.

In his teachings Moon claims to be without sin, and he said many times that he is greater then Jesus. This is what he taught: "This means that the failures of Adam and of Jesus Christ have been restored by the appearance of True Parents." (Rev. Moon, Today's World, January, 1995, p.8) - Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, and the only Messiah and he was unable to create any failures. This pretentious teachings of him and his wife being the True Parents are ridiculous.

"No matter how difficult your situation may be you have to follow the Lord of the Second Advent completely." (Sun Myung Moon, Today's World, August, 1996, p. 13) - Moon is not God and don't follow him. His statements are lies and they can really misguide people. The fact that he suffered doesn't mean that he suffered for Christ. He is not preaching Christianity but he is preaching himself.

 “A member must say that he is a member of the Unification Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon. If he doesn't have the courage to say it, he is not worthy of me.” - Moon is really not worthy to follow, and you don't have to fear him at all.

"Christians are all blind. When they learn Divine Principle, their eyes will be opened and they will understand." (Rev. Ahn, Today's World, Jan 95, p. 27)  - Moon's book "Divine Principle" is worthless. His private revelations of Jesus are lies that he made up in his head.

There are more of his false teachings: "Bring in the flocks. Bring in the sheep and bring them to the throne of your True Parents. Bring them to the throne of our True Parents, the mighty throne of heaven. And I will place the Crown of Glory on our True Parents' head. I will lead them. I will show them that the Lord of Lords and the Kings of Kings and the King of Glory is our precious Lord Sun Myung Moon and his beloved bride Hak Ja Han. They reign as king and queen of the entire universe. And that I, Jesus of Nazareth, known as the Christ, bow in humility before them. I bow before them. Any who will follow me must do the same. I bow before the name of True Parents. I bow before our precious Lords, our True Parents, Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han." (Purportedly by the spirit of Heung Jin Nim Moon (Moon's son), The Victory of Love, NY, NY: The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, 1992, pp. 65-66) - Teachings like this are completely wrong and are really misguiding people. Jesus Christ will never bow down in front of anybody and that includes Sun Myung Moon and his wife. You should never bow before Sun Myung Moon or any of his wives, because what he wrote here in this passage is a huge lie. I will bring this passage from the Bible: "It is written: 'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.' " (Romans 14,11).

Here are other his statements: "So from this time of peak every people or every organization that goes against the Unification Church will gradually come down or drastically come down and die. Many people will die -- those who go against our movement." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks 2/14/74) - There is no need to have any fear of Sun Myung Moon or his Unification Church. He is a liar, and there were many heresies among Christians from the beginning of Christianity. You are free to speak against Moon and his Church, and nothing is going to happen to you.

In Unification Church they have a practice to bow in front of the picture of Rev. Moon and his second wife. This is done from an upright position to a kneeling position so that the face touches the floor. Practices like this are actually a sin. Moon is just an ordinary man (and his wife also) and people do not have to worship them, nor bow down in front of them. This practice is just another sign that Unification Church is a cult of personality.

Although he founded Association with such distinguishing name (Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity), his goal is not to unite Christianity. His statements clearly prove this: "The time has come when the whole world must be concerned about me. From now on, American Christianity must follow me." (Rev. Moon, Today's World, Nov. 93, p.5). I am sure that Catholic Church will never follow Rev. Monn and I doubt that other Christian denominations will follow him either.

"Today God's word comes only through Father. If other people receive God's word, that word is that Reverend Moon is the Messiah." (Rev. Ahn, Today's World, January 1995 p.39) - Sun Myung Moon is not the Messiah and he never will be.

On 23 March 2004 there was a congressional reception in the Senate Office Building where he was crowned as the King of peace, but on this ceremony Sun Myung Moon proclaimed himself to be the Messiah. It's actually unbelievable that many American politicians, who are all Christians, attended such a ceremony. The ceremony itself was ridiculous, because Rep. Danny K. Davis wore white gloves and carried a pillow holding a  crown that was placed on Moon's head. I really can't understand that someone organized this ceremony, considering that USA had Parliamentary Democracy since the begining. It is more then obvious that Moon is a false profit.

I will also bring certain passages from the book Victory of Love, that was written by his son Heung Jin Nim Moon. In this book there are statements that are supposed to be from Jesus Christ, but it is obvious that's not true:

"You must understand why I call Heung Jin Nim Savior. . . . Yes, my brothers and sisters, many call me Savior but we are like steps on a staircase. Heung Jin Nim comes to offer himself as a bridge for you to come into a new life. . . . He has an authority that no one else in Heaven, not even I, have. You can trust him." (VL, p. 61) - You don't have to trust him because these messages do not come from Jesus. These are false teachings and no one has the same authority as Jesus.

"Through the sacrifice of our Lord, and I will call him Savior, Heung Jin Nim, this land is totally claimed by Heaven. Satan cannot come here. Satan is not allowed to come here. . . ." - Hueng Jin Nim is not the savior and these revelations are false.

There are also "spiritual messages" from the book Guidance for Heavenly Tradition, by Young Whi Kim who was president of the Unification Church. This is a citation from the book:

"One brother has received messages from Heung Jin Nim. St. Francis, St. Paul, Jesus, Mary, and other spirits have come to him as well. They all refer to Heung Jin Nim as the new Christ. They also call him the youth-king of heaven. He is the King of Heaven in the spirit world. Jesus is working with him and always accompanies him. Jesus himself says that Heung Jin Nim is the new Christ. He is the center of the spirit world now. This means he is in a higher position than Jesus." - There is no new Christ because Jesus is the only Christ and no one is in a higher position than Jesus.

Moon and his wife organize mass weddings. Before those weddings they choose men and women among members of their Unification Church which are supposed to be right for each other. Such acts are huge violations of human rights, it's actually a mind control. It's another prove that his Church is a religious sect. People should never allow someone to have control over their lives or to choose the person that you should live with. It is important to say that Moon doesn't preach Christianity and his private revelations of Jesus are a lie.

Moon's teachings are false and they have nothing to do with Christianity. It would be very wise for the members of Unification Church to leave this Church and join one true Christian Church.