Daily Devotional for Tuesday September 4, 2012
A Cult Leader Dies and is in the Eternal Flames of Hell
(2 Corinthians 6:14-15)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, since we only have one Holy Bible how can so many denominations claim different meanings? You can take the same verse and each group says it means a different thing.
ANSWER: That is why it is CRITICAL for people to read and study the Bible, so they can spot bad doctrine, or man-made traditions that have no Biblical support. On all of the main issues of faith, who is God, who is Jesus, the Holy Spirit, what is sin, our purpose, and most important, salvation, are not disputed. They are clear enough for a 3rd grader to understand. Sadly, it is on many non-critical issues that men have fallen into satan's trap of division, mainly in order to create their own separate churches. The motivation is usually to have earthly power and wealth. The good news, when a person dies, it won't matter the name of the building you chose to worship in, only if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior by faith or have rejected Him.
A cult leader dies and will be eternally in the flames of hell!!! One of the most evil men of our generation is dead. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church CULT, claiming to be "the messiah," is dead at 92. The moment he died, Moon was judged by God for his sins, and due to the fact he not only claimed to be "the messiah," but rejected faith in the REAL Messiah, was cast into hell for all eternity.
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!
Seven years ago, 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. (Sound familiar?) 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 died a few days ago, and before being cast into hell, he bowed his knee to 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!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,