Daily Devotional for Thursday January 20, 2005
What Fellowship can Light have with Darkness
(2 Corinthians 6:14,15)
Christ has sent us into this dark and evil world to be His light, to be the salt of the earth. It is our responsibility as sons and daughters of the King to be His ambassadors throughout our journey. We have been given the mission of taking the hope and love of Jesus, the truth of God's Word to this lost and hurting world. We are commanded to take the Gospel message to all nations. As we proclaim the Good News, we have got to be very careful that we are influencing the lost and not allowing the lost to influence us.
That is why we have to be prayed up, with our armor on at all times (Ephesians 6). Who we associate with, align ourselves with is critical. We have to be very careful who we allow into our lives since satan will send people to destroy us and our work for God. Someone that may at first appear to be a blessing, can actually be an emissary of satan with the sole purpose of bringing down the work of God.
One of the most evil men of our generation is Sun Myung Moon, the 85 year old founder of the Unification Church CULT. Starting his first church right after WW2 in North Korea, Moon founded the Unification Church CULT in South Korea immediately after the end of the Korean Conflict. In 1956 he wrote the "Divine Principle" which is the authoritative teaching for the Unification Church CULT.
Never forget what I have told you about cults. Even if they use the Bible, they ALWAYS have the writings by their founder that represent their final authority. In the Mormon CULT it is the writings of Joe Smith. In the Christian Science CULT it is the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. In the Jehovah's Witness CULT it is the writings of Charles Taze Russell. In the Scientology CULT it is the writings of L. Ron Hubbard. One way to define a cult is that they use something OTHER THAN the Bible as their final authority.
The Unification Church CULT is a mix of Christianity, Eastern Mysticism, pop psychology, and metaphysics. You can do your own research on their false beliefs, but the key is that just like the Mormon and JW CULTS, they believe Jesus Christ is just a man and NOT God. Moon proclaims himself to be the "third Adam" and the "true Messiah," being sent by God to complete the unfinished work of Jesus.. Those who follow his CULT are considered to be part of the "true family" and Moon and his FOURTH WIFE are considered to be the "true" or "blessed parents."
It would easy to dismiss Moon as just a nutcase if not for the fact that he has millions of followers worldwide, a vast billion dollar fortune made up of hundreds of legitimate businesses worldwide including the Washington Times newspaper, and for the past 4 decades has had a huge influence over top politicians all over the world and KEY CHRISTIAN LEADERS!
On March 23rd last year, more than a dozen lawmakers attended a congressional reception in the Dirksen Senate Office Building honoring Moon in which he reiterated his claim to be the Messiah and said his teachings have helped Hitler and Stalin be "reborn as new persons." Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) wore white gloves and carried a pillow holding an ornate crown that was placed on Moon's head. Moon then delivered a long speech saying he was "sent to Earth . . . to save the world's six billion people.... Emperors, kings and presidents...have declared to all Heaven and Earth that Rev. Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent."
How does a nutcase get a congressional reception IN THE DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING honoring him? MONEY!!! Moon has spread his wealth to Republicans and Democrats alike over the years. You can find almost an endless amount of quotes by the top political leaders of this nation over the past 4 decades praising Moon! Many vocally supported him when he was convicted of tax evasion in 1982 and spent 18 months in Federal Prison.
More disturbing however, has been the association with Moon by many of the top Christian leaders of our day. Moon has been clever to devise scores of special interest organizations that support conservative and Christian causes. These various organizations have sent millions of dollars to the top Christian ministries over the years. Many have tried to distance themselves from their relationship with Moon by pleading ignorance to knowing he was involved. However, I can assure you that people are not standing in line to give a ministry multi-million dollar gifts, and those who do are not anonymous and have a specific reason for giving such a large gift.
You see, Moon's goal is the establishment of a worldwide government in which the separation of church and state would be abolished and would be ruled by him and his followers. He has been working towards that goal over the years through his global economic, political, and spiritual activities. He has used his economic power to buy the support of the top political and spiritual leaders in the world. While one day there will be such a person on the scene known in the Bible as the anti-Christ, Moon is NOT that person. He only has a few short years left in this life, and then he will get to meet the REAL MESSIAH!
I love you and care about you so much. I pray today that as you move forward in your life serving the Lord, you will be prayerful about those you get involved with. Satan's goal is to destroy the work you do for God. One way he can accomplish that is by bringing people into your life that can hurt you and hurt your work for the Kingdom. We can never forget that we are in a spiritual battle and the enemy does not play by any rules. Be prayerful who you allow into your life and never forget, light can have no fellowship with darkness.