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SUN MYUNG MOON’S "BLESSING CEREMONY"

MASS WEDDING AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

 

 

Sun Myung Moon -- the self-proclaimed "sinless Messiah" from Korea is planning another one of his famous Mass Weddings, this one to take place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The goal of the Unification Church is that 120 million couples will be "Blessed" by Moon in marriage simultaneously at this time -- thousands in person at Madison Square Garden and the rest by satellite linkup in many places throughout the world. What is the true meaning and significance of these "Blessing Ceremonies"? And how can Rev. Moon and his Unification Church, once relegated to cult status and derided by the American media, still be flourishing and expanding his empire after all these years?

IN THE PAST -- A NEGATIVE U.S. MEDIA

In the past much negative media attention came to the Unification Church in the United States because of their bizarre mass weddings. For example on July 1, 1982 Sun Myung Moon and his wife Hak Ja Han married, "blessed", 2,075 couples at one time in Madison Square Garden, New York City. This was very shocking to many in the West who view marriage as a highly personal and deeply intimate experience--and created much negative media coverage. Most of the couples in these weddings were "matched" by Moon himself, and many of them had never even met before the day of the wedding. Moon claims that he can see 7 generations of his followers’ ancestors in order to find the perfect spouse for them. Yet Moon himself failed at his first marriage, divorcing his first wife supposedly because "she did not understand his mission", only to later marry one of his devoted followers, the then 17 year-old Hak Ja Han. As one distraught parent said, "How can someone who failed to pick the right partner for himself pick one for my son?" In a more recent public relations embarrassment Moon’s elder son, Hyo Jin Moon, and his wife Nansook, whom Moon matched and "Blessed" in marriage to Hyo Jin when Nansook was just a 15 year-old school girl, recently went through the process of getting a divorce.

Another strange thing associated with the Unification Church "Blessing" is the "tangam ceremony". In those days this was a secret marriage initiation ritual in which the husband was required to first hit his future wife as hard as he could with a baseball bat 3 times on the buttocks. If she passed out in between, he had to wait and then continue. Then it was her turn and if she was too weak, another member had to take her place to perform the rite. According to the Unification Church this was supposed to "indemnify" (pay for) the sin of Adam and Eve (which Moon says was sex) and the historical resentment between men and women since the Fall, and to prevent future resentment in the marriage. I have heard that some people have suffered serious back injuries as a result of this. The "tangam ceremony" has been somewhat toned down and modified since then, but it still has the same concept and doctrine behind it. Since the 1982 Madison Square Garden extravaganza the Mass Weddings were moved back to Korea where there have been several since then, each succeeding one growing dramatically in numbers. The "Blessing" used to be open only to Unification Church members, who through much hard work and sacrifice had proven themselves loyal to Moon. Now Moon has opened his "Blessing" to everybody and the Unification Church is using it as a recruiting tool. Many of the "Blessings" now are presented as "marriage rededications" as those who are already married, but not by Moon, have their marriages "Blessed" by Moon.

BACK TO NEW YORK

Rev. Moon seems to be getting bolder lately as he has now moved his Mass Weddings back to America. On November 29, 1997 Moon held his largest Mass Wedding ever in our nation’s capital, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. Amazingly, the Unification Church, one of the most bizarre cults ever on American soil, has done a tremendous job of gaining public support and legitimacy in the U.S. in recent years. This is partly because most people are not aware of the inner teachings of the group, but only see the face they put on for the public. It is also because many people can be easily bought, and the super rich Sun Myung Moon is a master at using his money to gain influence. And the Unification Church conducts many different projects and conferences seeking to change its image from that of a cult to a respectable and legitimate religious movement. Now they even have big name celebrities and politicians like former President Bush going around making speeches for their organizations like the "Women’s Federation for World Peace" and the "Family Federation for World Peace." The Unification Church uses these celebrities and politicians to seek to gain credibility and legitimacy in the eyes of the public and to recruit new members. The American media, which used to give the Unification Church so much opposition, gives them very little opposition now. And Christians, who used to constantly protest and speak out against Moon when he first came to this country, have slacked off, many have grown apathetic, and many who call themselves "Christians" now actually support and embrace Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church! All of these factors seem to have emboldened Rev. Moon and now he has come back to America with his "Blessing Ceremonies", first to Washington, D.C. and now back to the Big Apple.

PROMOTING THE "BLESSING"

In seeking to promote the "Blessing" the Unification Church often publicly speaks of the importance of the family unit, that the family is the most important unit in our societies and in our nations. They speak of the importance of fidelity between the husband and wife and the need to teach children sexual abstinence before marriage. All of these things this writer wholeheartedly agrees with. What could possibly be wrong with that? In a large advertisement that ran in The Washington Times, The Washington Post and other newspapers nationwide (for the Washington, D.C. event) entitled, "Proclamation Of The 3.6 Million Couples Marriage Blessing" the Unification Church said, "We invite the leaders of the world and the people of all nations to join us in this noble endeavor, by actively promoting and participating in the international blessing ceremony ..." Elsewhere the advertisement said, "Through a special marriage blessing, couples worldwide have the opportunity to become true families." Fairly innocuous words, but the "Proclamation" failed to tell people what "true families" are according to the Unification Church, or how participating in a Mass Wedding -- held by a man who claims to be the Messiah, "the Lord of the Universe", who vows he will "conquer and subjugate the world"-- will cause them to become "true families".

BRING THE CHRISTIANS

The Unification Church has taught its members that one of the main strategies that they are to use in promoting the "Blessing" is to seek to persuade Christian Ministers and their congregations to participate (Unification News, April 19, 1997, p. 4 under sub-headings "Five Stage Strategy" and "First Stage"). Among other things in this article, the Unification Church instructed its members:

"When ministers receive the Blessing, then it is expected that their congregations will follow. When the Shepherd leads, the sheep follow (and the lambs)." (Rev. Joong Hyun Pak, from a speech given to the Chicago Unification Church and recorded in the April, 1997 Unification News, p. 4, [Rev. Pak is the Continental Director of the Unification Church in North America])

The Unification Church was very busy during 1997 giving "True Family Values" seminars to Christians and using these to try to influence people to be involved in the "Blessing Ceremony". One wonders what they have told Christian Ministers and Christians at these "True Family Values" seminars in seeking to persuade them to participate in the "Blessing". Have they told them that participation in the "Blessing" is not just pledging to remain faithful to your spouse, and to teach marital fidelity etc.? Have they told them such things as we have presented in the article, "Examples of the Use of Deception by the Unification Church"? For example have they told them that the Unification Church teaches:

"Of course, in order that the Ministers feel at home, you must declare your love to Brother Jesus, but at the same time do not forget your goal, which is to bring them to the Lord of the Second Advent." (Purportedly by the spirit of Heung Jin Moon, The Victory of Love [New York, N.Y.: The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, 1992], p.41.)

Of course, Moon claims that he is "the Lord of the Second Advent". And that Rev. Moon teaches:

"Until our mission with the Christian Church is over, we must quote the Bible and use it to explain the Divine Principle. After we receive the inheritance of the Christian Church, we will be free to teach without the Bible. Now, however, our primary mission is to witness to the Christian Church." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks: 7, 1965, p.1)

And:

"I know the established Christian theology....I know the enemy, but the enemy doesn't know me. Thus the enemy has already lost the war." (Rev. Moon, Today's World, Feb 95, p. 14)

Sun Myung Moon has also taught his followers:

"In restoring man from evil sovereignty, we must cheat." ("The Secret Sayings Of `Master’ Moon", Time magazine, June 14, 1976, p. 49)

And:

"So telling a lie becomes a sin if you tell it to take advantage of a person, but if you tell a lie to do a good thing for him that is not a sin." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks: Speech Given at the Rowlane Farmhouse, March 16, 1972)

Of course, for the Unification Church, leading someone to the (supposed) "Lord of the Second Advent" and persuading them to follow him would be considered "a good thing". This is classic cult indoctrination of "the end justifies the means".

SOME UNIFICATION CHURCH TEACHINGS

In 1984 Rev. Moon’s 17 year-old son Heung Jin Nim Moon was killed in a tragic car crash. In a speech given to Unification Church members by Jin Sung Moon (Rev. and Mrs. Moon’s son-in-law) and recorded in Today’s World (a Unification Church publication), Jin Sung Moon instructed Unification Church members concerning the death of Heung Jin Nim:

"Heung Jin Nim’s willing sacrifice was to indemnify Jesus’ position. Heavenly Father, True Parents and all of us hoped that it would not come to that, but because of our failures Heung Jin Nim agreed to become the sacrifice, and True Parents offered him". (Jin Sung Moon, Today’s World, Sept/Oct 1994, pp. 12-13.)

"To indemnify" in Unification Church jargon means to make payment for sin or failure. Do you realize what you just read? This is one of the saddest and most bizarre statements I have ever read in researching cult literature. Rev. and Mrs. Moon claim to be the "True Parents" of mankind, and the Unification Church teaches that they offered their son as a sacrifice (he crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler). In addition, the Unification Church claims that the book, The Victory of Love, is a compilation of messages given by the spirit of Heung Jin Nim Moon, Rev. Moon’s deceased son, from the spirit world, speaking through many different Unification Church members as mediums at many different places and on many different occasions. This is spiritism or sorcery which, of course, is strictly forbidden by God in the Bible (Deut. 18:9-14, Isaiah 8:19-20, Rev. 22:12-16, Lev. 20:6, etc.), yet is taught and practiced by the Unification Church. From pp. 61-66 of this Unification Church book, a message is recorded which the Unification Church purports to be a message from Jesus. On pp. 65-66 the supposed spirit of Jesus is recorded as saying:

"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 King 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, The Victory of Love, NY, NY:The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, 1992, pp. 65-66).

This is total abomination and totally against the teaching of the Bible (Phil. 2:8-11, Eph. 1:21, I Tim. 4:1)!!!

"UNITING RELIGIONS"

Publicly the Unification Church talks much about the unifying of religions, etc. but what they really mean (and what they teach privately) is unifying all religions and peoples to follow and submit to Moon as the "True Father" as the "sinless Messiah", in bowing down to him, etc. Moon teaches:

"Is there any religious leader in the United States who can surpass me?" (Nobody). (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, Nov/Dec 1994, p.18.)

"...Christianity and all other religions must recommend the Unification Church as the true solution." (Ibid. p.18)

"God knows very well that the Unification Church is the only answer." (Ibid., p.33)

"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)

"If religion becomes unified, the nation and everything else can be unified. Unknown to everyone, in this sense, God prepared the Unification Church to replace everything." (Sun Myung Moon, Today's World, March 1995, p. 5)

Rev. Ahn of the Unification Church gives us the Unification Church teaching:

"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)

"Every day I bow down to True Parents, morning and night, and pray. Through doing this, I can separate from Satan." (Rev. Ahn, Today’s World, January 1995, p. 27)

"I teach our members to bow to True Parents morning and night..." (Rev. Ahn, Today’s World, January, 1995, p. 39)

And Rev. Moon himself teaches:

"When you bow to True Parents’ picture and display the Unification Church flag, Satan will have to go far away from your home." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, January, 1995, p. 14)

 

 

WHAT IS THE TRUE MEANING OF THE "BLESSING"?

 

 

The Unification Church teaches:

"The external form is similar to a marriage ceremony, but the Unification Church Blessing Ceremony is far beyond a simple marriage and has deep significant meaning." (Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, "The Internal Meaning of the Holy Wine Ceremony, Part II", Today’s World, June, 1997, p. 2.)

To understand the "deep significant meaning" of the Unification Church "Blessing Ceremony" one must understand at least a little bit about Moon’s doctrine. Moon teaches:

"No one throughout history has known God better than I do." (Sun Myung Moon, "In Search of the Origin of the Universe", Speech given at the first Family Federation for World Peace Convention and recorded in Today’s World, Sept. 1996, p. 9.)

And his Unification Church teaches:

"Only Father has been able to solve the secrets of heaven which have been veiled for 6,000 years. True Father proclaimed that he knows more about God than anyone in the world." (Prof. Taek Yong Oh, Today’s World, June, 1997, p. 17.)

According to the Unification Church one of the "secrets" that Moon "discovered" is that the Fall of Man occurred by Eve having sexual intercourse with Lucifer in the Garden of Eden, and then in turn she seduced Adam.

"Eve...committed fornication with Satan. ...Eve caused Adam to fall through this same act of illicit love." (Outline of The Principle--Level 4, p. 56)

Through this the blood lineage was tainted. Thus in order to be "saved" (according to the Unification Church -- not the Bible!) one must have their "blood lineage changed" by undergoing Moon’s Holy Wine Ceremony, and then be "blessed" by Moon in marriage! According to Moon, this is how the Kingdom of God will come into the earth.

Moon teaches

"Through adultery, the archangel who became Satan stole the intended bride of heaven." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, May/June 1994, p. 22.)

"God expelled fallen Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. ...all the ancestors of humankind came to inherit the lineage of Satan. Their blood lineage was corrupted." (Ibid. p. 22)

"We have inherited Satan’s blood lineage..." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, June 1996, p. 4.)

Moon’s doctrine of the Fall of Lucifer and the Fall of Man can be easily disproven by the Bible. Moon takes certain Biblical themes and terms such as the ones mentioned above and gives them an anti-Biblical definition. He does this also with the teaching of Jesus and the Bible concerning spiritual rebirth and concerning what it means to be born-again and how to receive it. He takes Biblical terms and redefines them to meet his own ends.

The Unification Church teaches:

"All humanity has to relate with the Messiah and through his grace we have to be reborn. ...How can we be reborn? ...This is through the Holy Wine Ceremony. Today’s Holy Wine Ceremony is very important. This is the process of rebirth. Under Heavenly Father’s and True Parents’ grace, we can change our fallen blood lineage; we can change our life from the satanic dominion to Heavenly Father’s dominion." ...The original human ancestors, Adam and Eve, received the fallen blood lineage from the archangel--Eve first and then Adam. In the Holy Wine Ceremony, the process of restoration is that the wife first receives the Holy Wine and the husband receives it from her." (Rev. Kwak, "The Internal Meaning of the Holy Wine Ceremony, Part II", Today’s World, June, 1997, p.2.)

"Therefore satanic life energy emerges from us. This means we need to change our blood lineage. Before receiving the Blessing, we went through the Holy Wine Ceremony. Through this ceremony, we were born again into God’s pure lineage and then we received the blessing...Blessing then means that we change the satanic false lineage and receive the blessing of the true lineage through True Parents....Therefore, we need True Parents in order to receive God’s heavenly pure lineage." (Rev. Joong Hyun Pak, "The Year of Great Blessing", Unification News, January, 1997, p.6.)

"True Parents have received the absolute Blessing from God and come as God’s physical representatives on the Earth to give that Blessing to others, changing the blood lineage from Satan to God." (Rev. Joong Hyun Pak, "Volunteering to Save the American Family", Unification News, June, 1997, p. 4.)

"...the ceremony to change the blood lineage is done with the name of True Parents." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, June, 1997, p. 9.)

"Father said that the most important thing about True Parents is their authority to give the Blessing." (Unification News, June, 1997, p.32.)

"To realize the Blessing of Marriage we need: 1. to accept True Parents as the center of God’s Providence. 2. attend the Holy Wine Ceremony and experience rebirth so as to switch our lineage from the false to the true. 3. pass through the gate of the Blessing Ceremony officiated by True Parents to become an eternal Blessed Couple. ..." (Rev. Joong Pak, "The Year of Great Blessing", Unification News, Jan 1997, p. 6.)

"We all know that the only way of cutting off the blood lineage of Satan is by drinking the holy wine." (Prof. Taek Yong Oh--Unification Theological Seminary, "Hoon Dok Hoi -- A New Tradition from True Parents", Today’s World, December, 1997 p.12)

"Everyone has to drink the holy wine in order to be reborn." (Sun Myung Moon, "Cutting Off Satan’s Lineage, The Origin of the Most Evil World", Today’s World, February, 1998, p.5)

"...the only way you can be saved is by believing in Rev. Moon and receiving the marriage blessing from him." (Sun Myung Moon, "Let Us Fulfill the Victorious Realm of True Children", Today’s World, December, 1997 p.8)

"The Messiah comes to give the Blessing to everyone who will receive it." (Rev. Joong Pak, "The Open Blessing", Unification News, August 1997, p. 4)

So to support or participate in the so-called "Blessing" is tantamount to endorsing Moon’s claim that he and Mrs. Moon are the "True Parents" of mankind -- and that Moon is the "Sinless Messiah" the only hope of salvation. It is to endorse his false doctrine that the Fall of Man occurred by Eve having sex with Lucifer (and then seducing Adam and having sex with him before the `proper time’) and that the only hope of salvation is for one to have their "blood lineage changed" by undergoing Moon’s "Holy Wine Ceremony"!  Sun Myung Moon, the supposed "sinless Messiah", supposedly has the pure uncorrupted blood lineage. Many have alleged that this "holy wine", which participants drink, contains a small amount of Moon’s literal blood (in highly diluted form, of course). [See former Unification Church member Craig Maxim's article Unification Church, Insider-Secret Doctrines for proof of this!]. Thus through undergoing this ceremony (according to the Unification Church, not the Bible!) one has their "blood lineage changed" and is engrafted onto Moon’s own "sinless perfect family". According to the Unification Church this is how you, your spouse and your children can become a "true family". Of course from then you must attend the "True Parents".

"The Completed Testament Age being the age of children, as it is the age of attending Parents, our whole life must be devoted to the attendance of True Parents." (Rev. Kwak, "The Path For Completed Testament Age Followers", Today’s World, March , 1994, p. 32.)

Despite the teaching of the Bible -- and of Christianity for 2000 years, Moon teaches that Jesus was not supposed to be crucified but was supposed to marry John the Baptist’s younger sister, and that Jesus and her were supposed to start a family of sinless children, etc.

Sun Myung Moon teaches:

"God intended him [Jesus] to bring forth upon this earth his own sinless children. Then Jesus and his bride would have become the True Parents for humankind, and all humankind would have found life by grafting onto them." (Sun Myung Moon, "God’s Warning", p. 42.)

But according to Moon Jesus failed in his Christly mission and ended up being crucified. Moon teaches,

"Abraham was the father of faith, Moses was a man of faith, Jesus was the son of man, trying to carry out his mission at the cost of his life. But they are, in a way, failures." (Sun Myung Moon, "Victory or Defeat, " from Master Speaks, March 31, 1973, p. 1.)

He also teaches:

"This means that the failures of Adam and of Jesus Christ have been restored by the appearance of True Parents." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, Jan., 1995, p. 8.)

Sun Myung Moon claims to have more wisdom than Jesus, he has often said that he is greater than Jesus and he has even claimed that Jesus Christ has bowed down to him! And from the above quote we can also see that he claims to have "restored" the "failures" of Jesus Christ! So we see that to support or to participate in Moon’s so-called "Blessing Ceremony"is to also endorse Moon’s teaching that Jesus Christ is a failure, that Jesus failed in His mission and that Moon is greater than Jesus! Actually, to support or participate in the so-called "Blessing" is to endorse all of Moon’s teachings (that Jesus was conceived by Mary having sex with Zachariah etc., etc., ) as Moon also claims that he is the true teacher, the teacher of teachers. In Moon’s own words:

"The real teacher, the king of teachers, is Father. The real king of kings is Father. ...My teaching is the real one." (Sun Myung Moon, "Let Us Realize That My Family Is The Representative and Central Family", Today’s World, Sept/Oct. 1994, p. 7. )

Moon teaches:

"I am now making a prototype of the perfect family, accomplishing what Jesus could not do." (Sun Myung Moon, from the Unification Church Magazine, Today’s World, May, 1995, p.12.)

"Humankind needs the Messiah. The Messiah comes as the True Man who can establish the sinless family just like Adam and Eve were supposed to establish in the Garden of Eden for all humankind. Once the Messiah’s family is established, all human beings can be engrafted into it and we can build a society, nation and world." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, September 1996, pp. 8-9.)

"Thus, I established the True Parents’ family, the origin of true love, true life, and true blood lineage, based on God." (Sun Myung Moon, "True Parents’ and the Completed Testament Age", p.10.)

"Through the blessing of new marriages that pass on God’s original blood lineage, the True Parents will be able to give salvation to all humanity." (Sun Myung Moon, "View of the Principle of the Providential History of Salvation", Today’s World, May, 1996, p. 10.)

"Thus, it is the international holy weddings that establish this new blood lineage when the Lord of the Second Advent comes in the flesh." (Ibid.p. 10)

And his Unification Church teaches:

"Thus, we have to attend Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon as the True Parents of humankind coming with the seed of the true child of new life. Also, we have to experience rebirth through the International Holy Blessing, which is the divine ceremony to transfer lineage through receiving the seed of the child of true life." (Prof. Taek Yong Oh, Today’s World, June ‘97, p. 17.)

"The first ceremony was the Holy Wine Ceremony. Through this ceremony, Heavenly Father and True Parents have forgiven your past. I suppose that many of you have a lot of guilty feelings, unworthy and terrible experiences in your past, but through receiving the Holy Wine, Heavenly Father and True Parents have forgiven you." (Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, "The Internal Meaning of the Holy Wine Ceremony, Part II", Today’s World, June, 1997, p. 24.)

"...our Family Federation can offer real hope to mankind for the first time in history. Since a True Man and True Woman have now appeared and have pioneered the path of True Love in their own lives and their family, they have become the visible expression of the True Love of God: the first True Parents of mankind. ...Through the marriage blessing given by the True Parents, we can all be engrafted back to our true relationship with God and become true parents ourselves. ...So our blessing ceremony is not just the Unification Church marriage ritual but the ritual of salvation and restoration..." (Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, "Family Federation for World Peace, The Inaugural World Convention of the FFWP", Today’s World, September 1996, p.11.)

This is far different from just making a statement for the need for strong or pure families, as the Unification Church has been portraying their "Blessing Ceremony" in the media and in their promotional literature. According to Unification Church publications, by participating in Moon’s "Holy Wine" and "Blessing" Ceremonies ones blood lineage is changed from a Satanic to a godly and pure blood lineage, one becomes engrafted onto Moon’s own "sinless family" (the family with the pure blood lineage), one is "born again" and receives salvation! (And this is completely contrary to what Jesus and the Bible teach about the new birth and how to receive it [John Ch. 3]!)

THE WHOLE WORLD MUST SUBMIT TO MOON!

Rev. Moon also teaches that he is supposed to be the absolute ruler of the world. He has talked many times about wanting to take over America politically.

"The whole world is in my hand, and I will conquer and subjugate the world." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks, 5/17/73)

"Let's say there are 500 sons and daughters like you in each state. Then we could control the government. ... The time will come, without my seeking it, that my words will almost serve as law. If I ask a certain thing, it will be done. If I don’t want something, it will not be done." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks 3/24/74)

"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)

"You must understand what I have in mind and take my commands as strict orders." (Sun Myung Moon, "Who Are the Parents of Heaven and Earth and the Unified World?", Today’s World, Nov/Dec 1994, p. 9)

"Therefore, as individuals and families you have to absolutely follow True Parents. Your opinion cannot stand against True Parents." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, August, 1996, p. 9)

"The true sovereign is not the American president nor the English king, but the Lord of the Second Advent." (Rev. Moon, "Returning to the Home Country," Unification News, November, 1993, p.3)

Though on the surface the "Blessing Ceremony" may seem like a good thing (a statement for strong families) there are many other and deeper teachings behind it all which are false and abominable. The Mass Wedding is just one more tool which Sun Myung Moon is using to promote himself as the "sinless Messiah", the "True Parent" for all of mankind, "the Lord of the Universe", the only hope for salvation and to try to persuade people to submit to him, accept his many false teachings, and to set him up as the absolute ruler of the world. Let us seek to promote strong families -- but let us speak out against the deceptive practices and false teachings of the false Messiah Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church!

 

This article by David Wolfe

(All quotes in this article taken directly from Unification Church publications and thoroughly documented. Whenever in this article quoted words are put in bold print or italicized, these were used by this writer for emphasis. Copyright 1998 by New Covenant Publications)

 

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