In a hypothetical example of reductio ad absurdum, let’s suppose for a minute that one evening you hear a knock at your front door. As you open it you see a man standing there who is making the claim that he is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. No doubt this would catch you a bit by surprise. But why don’t we just ask him to tell us a little bit about himself. The man slowly smiles, looks at us vacantly, and then he says:

Jesus From The Moon

Hello, I am the Jesus of Rev. Sun Myung Moon and The Unification Church. I was a man no different from you except that I was born without original sin. I am the son of Zechariah and his sister-in-law Mary. I did not come to die on the cross, that was a victory for Satan as he got what he had intended through the 4,000 year course of history, which is the exercise of his maximum power. Unfortunately I failed in my Christly mission as my death on the cross was not an essential part of God’s plan for redeeming sinful man. What my death did do was to make the way for Rev. Moon as the Messiah, the “Lord of the Second Advent,” to complete the work I left unfinished when I was crucified. My crucifixion wasn’t a total failure though, as I did achieve a “spiritual” salvation. But Rev. Moon has come as the third Adam, and it is he who will redeem mankind physically from original sin.

So my value to humankind is of no greater value than that of any other man. It is plain that I am not God Himself; I’m only a man in whom God was incarnate. In fact, Rev. Moon says you can compare yourself to me, and even feel you can be greater than I was. My words–and those of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament will lose their light–which means that the period of their mission has elapsed with the coming of this new age that was ushered in by Rev. Moon. God’s real purpose in sending me was to find a bride, marry, and produce sinless children, but the crucifixion was a universal tragedy, as it was not the will of God. It was a secondary choice after it become obvious that I would not be able to fulfill my mission.

You must understand that my death on the cross was unable to remove mankind’s original sin. God’s primary will was for me to marry because there had to be a bride–a Mother–to become another Eve. Because Jewish people did not believe in me and delivered me up for crucifixion, my body was invaded by Satan, and I was killed. I was not resurrected; as I am currently struck in a particular level of paradise, awaiting liberation by Rev. Moon’s ministry.

He’s Back

Now perhaps you may have forgotten all about the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, or maybe you were under the impression that “the Moonies” had gone away forever. Well, unfortunately he is back with us again. As a refresher, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia gives us some quick background on the Rev. Sun Myung Moon:

Moon arrived in the United States for the first time in 1965… In the early 1970s, Rev. Moon was denounced as a cult leader who used mind control and brainwashing on his followers to extort money from them…[but by] the early 1990s Moon and his church had largely rehabilitated its public image.

Moon’s followers are [now] indirectly supporting George W. Bush’s faith-based initiative at the grass-roots level, due to a common interest in increasing religious participation in government-funded social services, and in encouraging sexual abstinence as a solution to unwed pregnancy over an emphasis on contraceptive promotion. By 2003, Unificationist missionaries were working for their longtime goal of sex purity in New Jersey public schools, on a government abstinence-based sex education grant.

That same [year] many Christian ministers began joining Rev. Moon’s “take down the cross” campaign theme [8] while some Christians expressed offense that it would take place during Easter. (

Then there is this June 23, 2004 article by Charles Babington and Alan Cooperman in the Washington Post entitled “The Rev. Moon Honored at Hill Reception: Lawmakers Say They Were Misled.” As they report about this event Babington and Cooperman write:

More than a dozen lawmakers attended a congressional reception this year honoring the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in which Moon declared himself the Messiah and said his teachings have helped Hitler and Stalin be “reborn as new persons.” At the 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 Moon’s head. The Korean-born businessman and religious leader 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 Reverend Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity’s Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent.”

Details of the ceremony — first reported by writer John Gorenfeld — have prompted several lawmakers to say they were misled or duped by organizers. Their complaints prompted a Moon-affiliated Web site to remove a video of the “Crown of Peace” ceremony…but other Web sites have preserved details and photos. (

The True Father

As we consider there were professing Christians present for this “coronation” we become even more and more aware of the growing apostasy here in pagan postmodern America. Indeed there is increasing talk that we might actually be living at the very end of the Age of Grace, and that Christ Himself just might return in this generation. But did you know that there are even those who like Damian J. Anderson, who is the webmaster for the Unification Church, who will tell you the Messiah is already here? In answer to the question “Who is Rev. Sun Myung Moon?” Anderson says:

Rev. Moon’s teaching helps us understand what God’s original intention was for human beings, and how we were supposed to live with God… It teaches clearly about the origin of evil, and the method for restoring ourselves fully to the position of God’s children… He has come as the Messiah, the savior, the one who comes to fulfill Jesus’ mission to build the Kingdom of God, and create one global family of true love. (

Now for those who may find this hard to believe, consider the following from the opening paragraph of an address called “THE HOLY MARRIAGE BLESSING IS THE PATH TO UNITE THE VIRTUES OF HEAVEN AND EARTH AND HARMONIZE AND UNIFY THE UNIVERSE AS ONE” (caps in original) by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. The transcript of this speech appears on the official Unification homepage where we read:

The following address, delivered by True Father, was presented in Seoul, Korea at the Olympic Gymnasium on August 20, 2005, to a gathering of more than fifteen thousand dignitaries from Korea and abroad, including many Ambassadors for Peace, and marking the 1st anniversary of the International Leadership Convocation, sponsored by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, when True Father was honored at a venue at the National Assembly in Korea, with the “King of Peace” award. (, italics in original, emphasis added)

Now let’s see exactly what the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon literally claimed for himself in this address, as reported right on this official website of the Unification Church:

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon who stands before you now is the Savior, Messiah, Returning Messiah, Peace King, and True Parent. He has manifested on earth with Heaven’s anointing as the one for whom humanity has waited with eager yearning for such a long time.

This is not my own claim. Founders of the major religions and tens of thousands of other saints and sages in the spirit world have sent messages testifying to this fact. God himself has sent a message asking that all 6 billion people work to establish the Peace Kingdom on earth, centering on the True Parents. (ibid.)

“I Am The Christ!”

Does this really sound like someone you would want help usher in world peace? Does this horribly warped and blasphemous theology concerning our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ really sound like something any true Christian should be involved with at any level? And don’t we even remember anymore that the Master Himself told us people like this deluded fool would be coming:

And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. “Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end” (Mark 13:5-7, NASB).

This article is offered with my prayer that you can now see that no one should have anything to do with the very darkside of the Moon. Let us never forget that Christ has already told us – “Men will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them (Luke 17:23). The Bible is very clear that the Christian is to have nothing to do with evil deceivers like Rev. Sun Myung Moon:

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?

What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor, And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18, Amplified Bible)