A few weeks before Moon’s passing, a woman claims to be possessed by a Moonie-demon.
A Member Responds To The Call For $2,500
An open letter from Peter Stephenson to the Unification Church of America:
SHAME ON YOU - UNIFICATION CHURCH OF AMERICA.
What odious, despicable, liars we have become. I endured the worst kind of slander for being a Unificationist over the last thirty years and never once felt ashamed but these days the name of our movement is becoming a byword for ‘liar’ within our own selves.
Capitalising on the very biblical ignorance within our membership that our own church culture has inculcated, the ‘leaders’ of the American movement send yet another money grubbing demand-letter in which they deliberately lie about the Bible in order to guilt the mostly poor members into donating huge amounts of money.
Is there no sacred truth that we are not willing to bastardise and adulterate in order to squeeze more money and service from the faithful members?
Here is part of the letter and following this is what the Bible actually said.
$2,500 By August 1st for Las Vegas Palace
$5 Million Appeal Letter 3-16-2014
March 16, 2014
Becoming Owners of True Parents’ Dream in Las Vegas
We are strongly reminded of the time when the Israelites built the first temple in Jerusalem. At King Solomon’s invitation, every family and clan contributed according to their ability, considering it an honour to be included. I hope you’ll feel the same way, and join in completing the foundation for this magnificent building.
Actually, Solomon enslaved his people and the Temple was built with harsh use of the lash and military enforced taxation (As God, through the prophet Samuel predicted he would when the Israelites asked for a king).
Here is the verse in ‘1 Kings’ regarding Solomon’s building of the Temple:
1 Kings 9:15
"Here is the account of the forced labour King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD’s temple, his own palace, the terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer."
It was Moses (not Solomon) who, in the desert, relayed God’s wishes that only those who feel it within their heart should contribute to building and furnishing the Tabernacle.
Here is the verse in Exodus which shows this.
"Moses said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, “This is the thing that the Lord has commanded. Take from among you a contribution to the Lord. Whoever is of a generous heart, let him bring the Lord’s contribution: gold, silver, and bronze."
I’m not saying that building a Las Vegas temple/education centre is either a good or bad idea. I have no opinion on that. It should be up to the American church leadership and the congregation to have a discussion about the worthy use of their resources.
However, the Church leaders in American should be ashamed of themselves for distorting the Bible to further their aims; and they cannot plead ignorance of the Bible (as if even that wouldn’t be shameful) as many of them are graduates of the UC Theological Seminary. Rather they should be ashamed of themselves for being willing to distort any truth, tell any lie, and ruin any person in service of their sycophantic pursuit of a vertically obtained pat on the head.
The most depressing thing about this isn’t even the lie and distortion of one of our most holy texts but rather the fact that such lying has become so mundane and every day that they don’t even know they are doing it anymore.
The great irony being that if they stopped being lazy and actually, passionately explained the purpose and aspirations of the ‘education centre’ (if that is its true use) then they might find that the members would be inspired by the vision and actually would gladly ‘give from their heart’. The reason this can’t happen though is because the establishment are incapable of trusting the members and treating them like adults and instead choose to treat them like children and manipulate them.
Even God throughout the Old Testament history reasoned with the Israelites and put a choice before them and let them choose; this is why God used the word ‘listen’ so often – as in ‘hear me oh Israel’. Our God is a God of covenant where he places his children on equal footing with Himself and treats them as adults but our UC leadership are leaders of the most patronising, lying, cynical kind where they see the members as nothing more than raw material to be ground down for only the most base use.
Sometimes I wonder if the North Korean regime isn’t God’s way of just getting the poor North Koreans used to blatant lies and propaganda so that if we ever do become the state religion there then they won’t be so disillusioned by the craven nature of our ‘leaders’.
Spirits Call Sun Myung Moon a ‘Thief’
Question: What makes Mr. Moon think he is the Messiah?
Sun Myung Moon answers: “The mission of the Lord of the Second Advent is to bring the Truth, the words of God. So if this Principle is Truth and from God, then the one who brought this message is to be the one…..Until the Lord of the Second Advent discovered the secret identity of Satan, those in Paradise did not know. That is why they called him ‘thief’ when he revealed the crime before the throne of God. They felt he was stealing the field…..But for the highest truth, spirits cannot help you. They will not tell you because they don’t know. And God will not tell you outright.Therefore you have to search, to find out by yourself…..In that way I discovered the crime of Satan…..After I discovered the Divine Principle, the Truth, I had to work all alone without God’s help and with no help from the spirit world.”
Chapter 1, The Master Speaks On The Lord Of The Second Advent
Sun Myung Moon was a member of the Jesus Church from his youth until 1947 when he formed his own spiritual group. The most important male leaders of the Jesus Church were Lee Yong-do and his fellow students from the theological seminary Lee Ho-bin and Lee Hwan-shin, and Paek Nam-ju and Han Joon-myung. Rev. Lee Ho-bin blessed the marriage of Sun Myung Moon and Choi Sun-kil in 1943 in Cheolsan, North Pyong-an Province.The leader of the Israel Monastery, Rev. Kim Paek-mun, belonged to the Jesus Church, too. Kim Paek-mun wrote two books, Theology of the Holy Ghost and The Basic Principle of Christianity. Kim included in his book Theology of the Holy Ghost a chapter titled “Principle of Restoration” which was a theological basis for yongch’e or pigarum ceremonies for changing the blood lineage. Kim Paek-mun’s books are viewed as summation of the theology of Hwang Guk-ju and Lee Yong-do (see all sources in my book).
The leaders of the Jesus Church were theologians and they had adopted their interpretation of the Fall from the Jewish pseudepicgraphic literature which consists mainly of apocalypses.This Jewish literature originates from the 3rd to the 1st century BCE. This literature suggests that a fallen angel, Satan or the ‘Serpent’, seduced Eve in the Garden of Eden to have a spiritual sexual relationship with him. Satan polluted Eve and she transferred this pollution further to Adam when she seduced him to have sex with her physically. Satan and Eve had a son, Cain, as a result of their sexual union. We thus have a Jewish doctrine of inherited corruption, which, derived from Satan, was transmitted by Eve to all her seed. This poison was removed from Israel by the great redemptive act in the nation’s history, the giving of the Law at Mt. Sinai, but it still remains in the Gentiles. By observing the Commandments a human being is cleansed from his or her impurity. He or she is purged from the pollution of the old Serpent (see all sources in my book).
Sun Myung Moon was called a ‘thief’ by spirits in the Paradise because in reality he stole the Fall story and the Divine Principle as well as all ritual practices from the Jesus Church. SO SUN MYUNG MOON DOES NOT FULFILL THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE MESSIAH EVEN ACCORDING TO HIS OWN DEFINITIONS.
Check out Kirsti’s book "Change of Blood Lineage Through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church"
District Leaders No Longer Paid
Coinciding with the lost lawsuits against Hyun Jin and the call for $2,500 from each family, an announcement was made that Headquarters would no longer pay district leaders, forcing several to quit their positions. This will of course weed out corrupt leaders, but it will also leave many dedicated to their ‘mission’ in desperate situations. One positive note is that this is yet another sign that the Unification Church is falling apart.
The Church honors a coke-head, rapist, sexual deviant, failed rockstar, and wife-beater.
When Elder Park was on earth, he was venerated so highly that his authority seemed to rival that of a god. Next, I would like to describe this person’s appearance and life in the spiritual world.
I found Elder Park living in a community of regular Christians. The standard of these Christians, though, was not that of faithful people who had lived in attendance of the Lord. Instead, their standard was that of people who had put only a little effort into their faith. So, for example, when they sang hymns or prayed, they didn’t know the words very well. They were novice believers. Elder Park was among them. I have never conversed with this person. The reason I have not been in a hurry to speak with him is that it is obvious that he is purposely hiding himself in an area that is not appropriate to his position. From what I’ve seen, I can tell that his faith was based on an arrogant heart, and that he became intoxicated in his mission. In this world, he is living in a place that is considerably distant from God. He still does not understand his position. He lives among novice believers and still holds on to his past domain. I will let some more time pass before meeting him.
A supposed message from Spirit World about a fellow pikareun messiah, Tae Sun Park
A Workshop For Second Generation Ex-Members
Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience: A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members
When: Friday 4:00 pm April 4, 2014 to Sunday 2:00 pm April 6, 2014
Where: Guest House Retreat & Conference Center, 318 West Main Street, Chester, CT 06412. Guest House is a delightful retreat and conference center in the scenic Connecticut River Valley. It offers spacious guest rooms with private bathrooms, superb cuisine, and amenities that range from a grand piano in the lobby to wireless Internet in every room.
More Information: http://www.icsahome.com/events/workshopsgas
As increasing numbers of people born or raised in cultic movements have reached adulthood, the International Cultic Studies Association has developed a program that addresses their special needs.
Second-Generation Adults (SGAs) do not have a “precult identity” to which they can return. Raised in fringe subcultures, they frequently have educational and other skill deficits that interfere with adjustment to mainstream culture. Having grown up in high-demand, high-control groups, SGAs struggle with issues of dependency, self-esteem, and social conflict. They often have to deal with the trauma of physical and/or sexual abuse. SGAs have difficulty getting help because they tend to lack finances and be wary of other people, including helpers.
Meeting annually since 2006, this workshop addresses the needs of SGAs through presentations by specialists and former members, including discussions in which attendees may participate according to their comfort levels. Special attention is paid to the need of SGAs for privacy, reflection, and working at their own pace.
This workshop has been made possible by special donations and the willingness of facilitators to volunteer their time. Without the dedication of these people, registration fees would be much higher than they are. Donations cover a substantial portion of the total cost.
We cannot accept onsite registrations, and we cannot guarantee acceptance of registrations received within 14 days of the workshop start date.
Every Family Needs To Pay $2,500 By August 1st for Las Vegas Palace
March 16, 2014
Becoming Owners of True Parents’ Dream in Las Vegas
In the past few days, our True Mother has been pouring out her heart and soul in Las Vegas, sharing her deep love-and high expectations-for America to fulfill our role as the Elder Son Nation, taking responsibility to honor True Parents, and lead the ‘younger brother’ nations of the world by example.
One very important project for the United States is the completion and opening of the Peace Palace International Education Center in Las Vegas, NV. During his final years on earth, True Father was filled with the vision of making Las Vegas known as a center of God’s love and truth, and not just a city catering to the physical and selfish desires of human beings. He personally directed the purchase of the Peace Palace site, and guided the architects to create a lasting monument in the style and tradition of the Cheonjeonggoong in Korea.
Today, the steel framework is complete, the concrete floors are poured, and the exterior will soon be finished. We are now working with all speed in order to finish the entire project this year. When complete, this will be our flagship facility in the United States, as well as an international educational and conference center. True Mother has shared that all our national workshops and training on the Divine Principle should be here, as well as national and international UPF and other programs for the sake of the world.
On Foundation Day, Dr. Kim and I had the opportunity to present a large framed picture of the completed Palace to True Parents as a sign of our commitment to quickly complete this project. As we did so, we were yet uncomfortably aware that to date, ALL the funds have come from overseas. Now we have a great opportunity for all American family members to directly support True Parents vision for a global Peace Education Center.
We are asking that every family raise $2,500 between now and August 1. In addition there are many other levels of contribution as explained on the attached guideline. Businesses are also invited to help raise this offering - which will be the first national and international education center that we have built in America.
We are strongly reminded of the time when the Israelites built the first temple in Jerusalem. At King Solomon’s invitation, every family and clan contributed according to their ability, considering it an honor to be included. I hope you’ll feel the same way, and join in completing the foundation for this magnificent building.
On the following page, you will our basic donation plan for individuals, families and for businesses. All donations are welcome and will be recognized and acknowledged at the Peace Palace. We know and trust that our American family will rise to this occasion. Thank you very much!
Dr. Ki Hoon Kim,
Dr. Michael Balcomb
Dr. Michael Jenkins
PEACE PALACE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CENTER APPEAL
March 16-August 1, 2014
INDIVIDUAL and FAMILY DONATIONS
Family Donation $2,500
Individual Donation $1,000
Founder’s Circle $100,000
Chairman’s Circle $50,000
President’s Circle $10,000
CORPORATE / AFFILIATE DONATIONS
Cheong-pyeong Palace cost $1 BILLION
Location of Geomun Island
There will also be a Palace in Hawaii
The cost of the Seoul Palace, under construction, is unknown.
Land has reportedly been purchased for a Palace in Switzerland.
The East Garden mansion near New York is now little used.
The UC Sells Indulgences
An opinion piece by Kirsti Nevalainen, author of “Change of Blood Lineage through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church”:
You can’t buy the salvation of your own soul or the souls of your ancestors by giving money to the UC. The Roman Catholic Church sold indulgences in the Middle Ages and it had disastrous results: The Protestant Revolution began.
You can save your own soul and the souls of your ancestors by leading a pure and ethical life, by following the Golden Rule: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12, New International Version). This ethical rule is valid for the followers of every religion.
You are the summary of your ancestors on both sides of your father and mother. This is a biological fact: you carry in yourself the genes of your ancestors. Therefore you are the summary of your ancestors. Sun Myung Moon’s and Hak Ja Han’s blessing does not change this biological fact. When you behave yourself ethically and follow the Golden Rule, you save your own soul and the souls of your ancestors.
This CESNUR article is a fair review of the book “Change of Blood Lineage Through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church" by Kirsti Nevalainen. The article is written by Italian sociologist Massimo Introvigne, who has had a fair share of dialogue with Unification Church leaders and members and in 2000 wrote The Unification Church (Studies in Contemporary Religions, 2).