Today the 92-year-old self-proclaimed Messiah died.
Sun Myung Moon, from Korea, founded and led a religion many referred to as Moonies. Personally I heard more about the religion in the 1970’s than in latter years. However, the organization known as The Unification Church has continued. Moon and his organization have been influential in politics and in business. His business interests included ownership of the Washington Times newspaper.
Moon may be best known for officiating mass weddings of thousands of couples. Many of the couples met for the first time at their wedding ceremony.
While that kind of marriage isn’t my cup of tea, it is important to know the deceptive theology of Moon. Perhaps his death will force his followers to evaluate the claims of this Man Who Would Be Messiah.
Moon taught that Jesus failed in his mission when he was put to death by crucifixion. Moon himself was sent to fulfill the messianic role that Jesus could not fulfill.
It really doesn’t matter what else he did in life. That teaching is a monumental failure of the first order. Sadly, many have bought into this hellish lie. Oh, that God would open their eyes to see the beauty of Jesus and him crucified.
Moon even claimed to have met with the spirits of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. He supposedly convinced them of the errors of their ways.
I am confident that Hitler and Stalin are both now fully aware of their error. As soon as they left this earth, they would have come to grips with their evil and the Lordship of Jesus.
Now Sun Myung Moon knows this, too. Judgment exists for rejecting Jesus and even greater judgment for leading so many astray. If he could speak now he would confirm the lordship of the Messiah he sought to replace.
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:9-11 ESV)