Confronting the Cults - The Unification Church (The Moonies)
The Unification Church,
popularly known as the "Moonies," has
become one of the best cults at disguising its doctrine and the
strange ideas it propagates from an unsuspecting world. This is a
fairly new phenomenon, as it has a notorious reputation that
still lingers from the past.
It’s founder, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, spent time in
a Federal Prison for tax fraud. In the 1970’s, there was
continuous accusations of "brainwashing" as part of its
evangelical efforts to build membership. During the same period
Moon became famous for conducting mass weddings, with over 1000
couples exchanging vows at the one time, and in the vast majority
of cases, the Rev. Sun Moon selected the bride for the groom, and
Despite the off-beat way of doing things, the false doctrine,
the psychological pressure placed on members and the
money-grubbing tactics and fraud, this cult today has a sanitized
appearance of family values and conservatism. Walter Martin, in
his book, "The Kingdom of the Cults", expresses it this way
– "The Unification Church is a fascinating study of how a
religious movement can move from everybody’s bogeyman to a
respected public voice of conservatism in two short decades."
As with every cult, the definitive issue is false doctrine.
Here are a few of the anti-biblical errors:
THE TRINITY - This was the invention of
Jesus, with many "trinities" appearing through the ages,
including a satanic trinity.
HOLY SPIRIT – Is female and therefore
the female aspect of God’s character.
CREATION – Lucifer and the angels
assisted God in creating all things.
DUALISM - Unification Church theology is
actually Taoist philosophy which is dualistic. God is being
therefore both male and female, positive and negative (ying and
CALVARY A MISTAKE – The atonement,
crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus were unplanned mistakes.
God intended Jesus to find a bride, marry her and produce a new
line of sinless children.
It is more profitable when looking at this cult, to look at
what Moon has recently been doing, and the current associations
that have been formed and to ask for what purpose these things
have been pursued. There is absolutely no doubt that this man
poses the greatest danger to the Church of all the cults, with
the exception perhaps of the Roman Church. Here is a record of
some of many of Rev Moon’s activities.
In 2001, Roman Catholic Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo was
married to Maria Sung, a Korean acupuncturist, by Rev. Moon. This
attracted world-wide media attention. Then in February 2003, Moon
and Han re-affirmed their wedding vows after 43 years of marriage
in a ceremony named the ‘Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony of
the Parents of Heaven and Earth.’ That same year some
Christian ministers began joining Rev. Moon’s ‘take
down the cross’ campaign theme which was started in the
belief that the cross was a symbol of religious intolerance to
many non- Christians, especially Jews and Muslims. In 2004, at a
March 23 ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rep.
Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) wore white gloves and carried a pillow
holding an ornate crown that was placed on Rev. Moon’s
head, crowning him as Messiah, Saviour of the Earth and the King
of Peace. It was here that Moon declared that whereas Jesus had
failed on his mission to Earth, he, the Reverend Moon, would not.
This event attracted a lot of attention in the media.(see article
in August 2005 issue of Omega Times)
Sun Myung Moon is the owner of the Washington Times newspaper.
In its outraged conservative stance, the Times calls itself
"America’s Newspaper." But it conceals its own role as a
secret purveyor of Asian money and its control by the Koreanbased
Unification Church. Gay rights groups object to his
uncompromising calls for a heterosexual-only society. Moon is
implacably opposed to homosexuality and multiple heterosexual
relationships, calling gays "dung-eating dogs" who would have no
place in a "peace kingdom."
BUYING CONSERVATIVE AMERICA
Rev. Sun Myung Moon calls America "Satan’s harvest" and
vows to subjugate its people under a Koreabased theocracy.
Normally, this anti- Americanism would not sit well. But Moon has
spread around billions of dollars from mysterious sources to
Washington conservatives. The money has helped key allies, such
as Jerry Falwell and Oliver North. It’s the real Asian
money scandal - and the Washington media is missing it. The money
trail is frightening.
Jerry Falwell, leader of the Moral Majority,
readily admits that he accepted $22 million dollars from Moon in
1994 in order to bail out his Liberty University in Lynchburg,
Virginia. This was funneled through a Moon organization known as
the ‘Womens Federation for World Peace’ which has
been chaired by Beverly LaHaye. The Womens Federation for World
Peace paid $32 million to the Christian Heritage Foundation,
which in turn bought Falwell’s $73 million debt, and then
wrote it off. The Heritage Foundation then seems to have paid
themselves a fee of one million dollars for their trouble.
Since that time Falwell has spoken at many of Moon’s
functions, embracing the cult-leader with unabashed reverence and
friendship. Even writings from Moons’ Church confirm
Falwell’s comradeship with ‘the new messiah’
and his cult. Moon has even been a guest speaker in mainline
denominational Churches in the past few years. Falwell further
praised Rev. Moon calling him, "An unsung hero to the cause of
freedom, who is to be commended for his determination and courage
and endurance in support of his beliefs."
Timothy La Haye - Most famous for his
‘Left Behind’ series of books and movies. Tim La
Haye’s relationship with Moon goes back at least 17 years.
La Haye visited Moon in prison and the first words Dr. La Haye
spoke were, "Reverend Moon, I apologize on behalf of my
government." Moon’s wife saw that Dr. La Haye’s eyes
were red and he was crying. What a beautiful union, a beautiful
union of brothers, like Esau and Jacob. Father and Dr. La Haye
were embracing," she said.
No true Christian leader would ever join with a pagan
occultist like this, allowing himself to be declared his
"brother!" La Haye also formed the Council For National Policy
(CNP) in 1981. There are definite ties between this
‘Christian’ organization and the Rev. Moon’s
openly anti-Christ organizations. This group is also associated
heavily with the controversial and cultic Church of
Bill Bright - Founder and head of the
international evangelical association, ‘Campus Crusades for
Christ’, is also a member of the CNP. Bill Bright was the
point man to get Rev. Moon into the United States, at the behest
of the KCIA! In 1975, Bill Bright formed a Moonie front group
called "Christian Freedom Foundation". All the funding came from
This association may also explain Bill Bright’s dramatic
excursion into apostasy! These are some of the Campus Crusade For
Christ’s International Committee of Reference - Roy Rogers,
33° Mason (now deceased), Johnny Cash (now deceased), Jay
Gary, Jesse Helms, 33° Mason, Norman Vincent Peale, 33°
Mason ((now deceased), Robert Schuller, 33° Mason, Michael W.
Smith and Jack Van Impe.
Paul Crouch - Founder and Chairman of Trinity
Broadcasting Network, one of the largest tele-evangelical
corporations. "Paul Crouch is another who seems to shy away from
the overall doctrine espoused on his ‘Christian’
television network, and appears to work for religious
Paul Crouch has served on the Council For Religious Freedom,
established for the express purpose of raising funds for the
legal defense of Rev. Moon when he was serving time in prison for
Dr. James Dobson, Focus On The Family - "Dr.
Dobson is a pediatrician, author and publisher and head of Focus
On The Family. If you have not read Dr. Burns’ excellent
expose’ entitled, "Focus On The Family — Little Known
Facts" we encourage you to get it so you can read for yourself
all the New Age, unbiblical, and heretical statements that Dobson
and/or his guests have uttered over the years.
Dr James Dobson is a member of the Moon-sponsored Council For
National Policy (CNP), a group that is also tied into the Church
of Scientology. The CNP is the "Christian equivalent to the
Council on Foreign Relations". Thus, it is a very serious matter,
indeed, for a Christian leader to be a part of this group.
Rev. Billy Graham - Dr. Cathy Burns wrote her
788-page book, "Billy Graham and His Friends", to illustrate Dr.
Graham’s exceedingly numerous ties to the Illuminati and
Ecumenism. A One World Church is the dream of Rev. Sun Moon and
all his organizations. Thus, he must have been very pleased with
Dr. Billy Graham during the 1991 Gulf War, when President Bush
(Sr.) asked him to come to the White House to lead the nation in
prayer for the war that Bush had already declared to be a New
World Order war! Listen to Dr. Graham’s public remarks
after he came out of the "prayer service" in which he preached a
"Perhaps out of this war will come a new peace and — as
has been stated by the President — a New World Order." Dr.
Graham financially plugged into the Illuminati one spot above
Rev. Moon. In 1982, Billy Graham received the Illuminist
Templeton Award. Even though Templeton is a pantheist and
Illuminist through and through — a man who does not believe
in either the Bible or Jesus Christ as God - Graham praised him
Rev. D. James Kennedy - Founder and Pastor of
Coral Ridge Ministries, outspoken television evangelist, and
author of the best-selling method of leading people to Jesus
Christ known as "Evangelism Explosion". Dr. Kennedy is one of the
evangelical members of the Council on National Policy (CNP), a
major Moon front group, founded in 1981 by Tim La Haye, as we
have already noted.
Dr. James Kennedy was in the Apostate camp early. In 1984,
Rev. Moon was arrested for his illegal business activities.
Moonies formed the Coalition for Religious Freedom (CRF), a front
for defense of Rev. Moon. LaHaye, Falwell, Ben Armstrong,
Robison, Humbard and James Kennedy were on the executive board.
Paul Crouch and Hal Lindsey joined in 1986."
Beverly La Haye - Wife of Tim La Haye, author
and spokesperson for several Moon funded ‘Christian’
organizations, especially "Concerned Women For America". She,
too, has been a public speaker for Moon functions. Another group
is Womens Federation for World Peace, also headed by Beverly La
Haye and recipient of Moon funding.
Ralph Reed - Former director of the Christian
Coalition and member of the conservative think-tank "Heritage
Foundation". "Falwell is not the only evangelical reported to
have accepted money from Rev. Moon. Other notable speakers for
Moon’s organizations and affairs receiving as much as
$80,000 to $150,000 have included Ralph Reed, Beverly La Haye,
Gary Bauer, and Robert Schuller."
Pat Robertson - Television Evangelist,
Founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network & 700 Club
anchor; Founder of Operation Blessing and one time Republican
Party presidential candidate. In 1983, American Coalition for
Traditional Values (ACTV) began with Tim La Haye, Falwell,
Robertson, Bakker, Robison and Humbard. The money that started it
came from the Moonies. Robertson has used the "700 Club" as a
forum to expound New World Order views.
Can you see how all faiths of the world are gradually being
drawn together to form the One World Church of Antichrist? These
Evangelical leaders, many of whom are tied into Rev. Sun Moon,
are leading their flocks directly into this Antichrist
Rev. James Robison - TV evangelist; Life
Outreach International Ministries; associated with many Moon
organizations. This evangelical leader is a member of The Council
Of National Policy (CNP) and the Coalition For Religious Freedom
(CRF), both of which are tied tightly into Rev. Moon.
"Another past Moon organization was the ‘Coalition for
Religious Freedom’ where again, Tim La Haye held a paid
position as Chairman. It was formed by La Haye after Moon was
arrested for tax evasion. Jerry Falwell, James Robison, James
Kennedy and Rex Humbard, have all served as executive committee
members. CRF President Don Sills admits that CRF has received no
less than $500,000 from Moon sources."
"Another Moon associated group is called the ‘Council of
56 of the Religious Roundtable’. This group is made up of
many of the same members from Rev. Moons’ CNP and CRF
organizations. It marries leading Moon associated evangelicals to
the CIA, the Council for Foreign relations, the Trilateral
Commission and Freemasonry. CFR, and TLC are closely tied to the
Bilderberg group. Rev. Robison is a member of the Roundtable, as
are many of the evangelical leaders already mentioned.
Dr. Robert Schuller - Pastor and
Tele-evangelist from the famous ‘Crystal Cathedral’
in Southern California, 33° Freemason. Schuller has appeared
as a main speaker for the Unity School of Christianity’s
(New Age) annual conference ridiculing evangelical Christianity,
at Unification Church (Moonies) functions with Sun Myung Moon
Robert Schuller has also spoken at highly visible Moon
sponsored events, along with Ralph Reed of the Christian
Coalition, Beverly La Haye of Concerned Women of America, and Pat
Presidents Bush - You might ask, do they have
connections with Rev. Sun Moon?
Former President George Bush Sr. (and one time former CIA
Director) received an undisclosed amount for speaking engagements
from the Moon-funded WFWP and his fee is lost somewhere in the
$132 million dollar conference expense-line according to IRS
The Washington Times Foundation: A pro-Bush Inaugural
luncheon, held in Washington D.C. was sponsored by the Washington
Times Foundation, another Moon-founded group. Among the attendees
were Paul Crouch, Robert Schuller, Kenneth Copeland, Jerry
Falwell, Don Argue, Pat Boone, Billy McCormack (a Christian
Coalition board member who actually presented Moon with an award)
and Southern Baptist Convention President James Merritt."
While not many Christian leaders may have realized it at the
time, Moon sponsored George W. Bush’s Inaugural Prayer
Luncheon for Unity and Renewal on Jan 19. More than 1,400
ministers, civic and political leaders attended the event.
Southern Baptist President Morris H. Chapman told Baptist Press
– "I was shocked to see that Sun Myung Moon was on the
program and in essence, the host. This experience will serve to
remind evangelical Christians that the world increasingly is
filled with wolves in sheep’s clothing."