Moon, aged 45, astonished to find the earth older than 6,000 years
Only when he went on his 1965 world tour, and saw the pyramids in Egypt, did he realize that the earth might be older than that.
This photo is of Moon and Hak Ja Han in Egypt in 1969. It was here in 1965 that Moon had his awakening.
Young Oon Kim explains in her testimony:
Our Leader’s Trip From Rome to Jordan
August 28, 1965 published in New Age Frontiers – September 1965
After a three-hour flight from Rome, we arrived in Athens, Greece. It is our rule to bless ground before seeing anything, so we went out with a city map to look for a park. It is not allowed in Greece to step on the grass in the parks, so after a long walk we found a place in the park … and it was blessed at 8:10 pm on August 22nd. … We saw another museum on August 24, and in the afternoon left for Cairo, Egypt, arriving there at 8:20 pm. On August 25th our Leader blessed ground at 9:30 a.m. in Orman Garden near the River Nile and Cairo University. Then we visited former King Farouk’s gorgeous palace. He was driven away from his throne by President Nasser and the Egyptian people. Next we went to three large mosques which are 600 to 900 years old. We saw many Moslems praying in the temple.
Next day we visited a number of pyramids, a sphinx, and other ancient royal tombs which the Egyptians call the Dead City because they built houses on many acres of desert. This is another type of ancient cemetery. We entered an open pyramid (only one is open) which was as high as a mountain. We crawled over a hundred feet and climbed up another couple of hundred feet to the top, and found an empty stone coffin in a cell. The mummy had been taken to the museum which we had already visited.
In both Athens and Cairo we saw the great civilizations which existed before Christ. The ancient Egyptians believed in the resurrection of the dead and built great tombs. Some tombs and statues were built 8,000 years ago, and many statues were erected 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. Our Leader was greatly astonished to see the huge pillars used in the Greek temples in Athens, and the ancient architecture of the pyramids and mosques built so many centuries ago. He stood by the River Nile and seemed to pray for a few minutes. The Egyptians call the river the Mother of Egypt because, in the huge desert of Sahara, the river makes part of the desert green and brings abundant food and water for the Egyptians to live. …”
Here are some quotes from Moon speaking in 1956, before he understood the true age of the earth:
"The trillions of living things on the earth and the billions of heavenly soldiers and angels hope to usher in the day when they can sing the glory of God and offer bows of gratitude. God has sent countless saints to the earth to bring about such a day. After 4,000 years, Jesus, the only begotten son, was sent as the manifestation of the internal heart and external self of God and as the embodiment of glory.
What is the meaning behind those words? Jesus felt to his bones this distressed heart of God, which saturated the 4,000 years of history with tears. Accordingly he felt that it was his responsibility to serve God. He felt that no matter when or which hour he had to represent the heart that could not be revealed in the 4,000 years of history he would be the champion who offered his life and fulfilled the dispensational will completely.
What kind of heart did God possess toward men during the 4,000 years? He did not have the mind-set of living for His own sake. Although men deserved to die at once and suffer pain, God gave all of His heart to men and persevered through the 4,000 years of history. He walked the path of conflict in which He separated Satan from men. Similarly you should understand the nature of God who has persevered, fought, and loved for 4,000 years with an unchanging heart.
Jesus, who appeared before such a God, offered all that he had to build a nation of God centering on the Jewish people. Consequently the thirty years of his life was the time of sacrifice when he offered all of his heart. During the thirty-year course, he did not try to distinguish himself before the people, but in silence he tried to experience the heart of God, who had persevered for 4,000 years.
God walked through the 4,000 years of bloody history for the sake of finding one man, Jesus.
For 4,000 years, God looked down on the world with sorrow and worry by Himself, but when Jesus stood on the earth, centering on him, a new battle with Satan unfolded.
If in your own course of perseverance, you cannot pour out all of your heart and persist, then because of you, the will of God who has mourned for 6,000 years, the will of Jesus for which he toiled his whole life, and the will of the Holy Spirit who has worked strenuously for 2,000 years since the death of Jesus, will all be greatly hindered. You must understand this clearly.”
Sun Myung Moon – May 27, 1956 (Wednesday) Seoul, Korea
"Divulge the work of Heaven’s love and truth, which has been hidden for 6,000 years, and unfold the miracle of resurrection.
By repeating the changing history during the 6,000 years of long history God personally intervened on earth and fought with Satan.
God does not want any battle ground to remain on earth. Because the resentment was caused on earth, only when the victory is reaped and the grief is removed on earth can Jesus Christ’s battle be concluded and can he come again. What is he to do after coming again? He is to bring to an end the battle that has taken place for the last 6,000 years and receive the blessing from God.”
Sun Myung Moon – April 8, 1956 (Sunday) Headquarters Church, Seoul, Korea
"Consequently God has spent the last 6,000 years hoping for the day when, centering on the love He wanted to implant, He can bring together all of the creation and live in joy with them."
Sun Myung Moon – June 6, 1956 (Wednesday) Seoul, Korea
At UTS in the 1970s, Young-oon Kim said this about Moon to the students:
"He should go back to his school bench." Perhaps she had good reason to say that.
Moon claimed that he went to Waseda University in Tokyo.
Isamu Kuboki (National leader of Japan for many years) wrote this book:
Rev Moon, a Man of Truth in Danbury. (1989)
On page 136 this is Moon’s own response to a question:
Translated: “I studied electrical engineering at Waseda University in Tokyo.”
The Waseda University story turned out to be an often repeated lie.
His first wife explains what she was told about Waseda University:
Interview with Moon’s First Wife
extract from the interview:
Despite her unpleasant memories she [Sun-kil Choi] responded to my questions, one by one, very sincerely. She shared about her first encounter with Sun Myung Moon, and his relationships with many other women.
She even revealed the interesting story of how those around Moon have misrepresented his academic record as a “graduate from Waseda University” to make her marry him.
Mrs. Sun-kil Choi was born in 1924 into a wealthy farmer’s family in Jeong-ju, now in North Korea. She was 21 when World War II ended. It was around that time that she was presented with an opportunity for a formal introduction to a prospective marriage partner, the 25 year-old Sun Myung Moon. He was from the town of Jeong-Ju, the same as her. He was said to be a “graduate from Waseda University.” She related, “A matchmaker arranged the meeting with Moon. There he told me that he had graduated from Waseda University. Also, I had a favorable impression upon his appearance, unlike that of now.”
At that time in Korea, it was said that any Korean who had graduated from Waseda University was considered to be super elite. According to the brief biography of Sun Myung Moon in the literature of the UC of Japan, it was written that he had been “admitted to the School of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Science and Engineering, at Waseda University.”
However, his academic record had been reported to have been a fraud, as of 1974.
In response to the claims of the fraudulent records, the UC defended the records by saying, “We held an inquiry in Seoul and found that the school he graduated from was the Waseda High School of Electrical Engineering. It was a simple error on the side of Japan, and Sun Myung Moon should not be blamed.”
However, in our interview, Mrs. Choi testified clearly about her matchmaking meeting with Moon, “He deceived me by saying that he graduated from Waseda University.” Mrs. Choi found the truth about Moon’s “academic record” many years after her divorce from him. In other words, her testimony proves that what the UC of Japan claimed to be a “simple mistake” was actually proclaimed as the truth by Moon’s followers from the time of his youth, and for a long time after that.
Moon stayed in Mrs. Choi’s parents’ home for the three days following their matchmaking. I replied, “Of course, and from that first night on?” To my rather rude question, she nodded. Mr. ‘A,’ who was with me, said rather disgustedly, “In Korea, there could be no ruder thing than that! What an arrogant person he is!”
Married on March 1st 1945, Mrs Choi gave birth in 1946 to Sung-Jin – Moon’s first son. Her “happiness” at the birth must have lasted only for a very short time.
Michael Breen confirms that Moon only went to evening classes, 6:00-9:30pm, at a technical high school in Tokyo in 1941 on pages 48 and 58 of his book, Sun Myung Moon, the early years.
Moon’s application to study in Japan was only approved after a thorough check of his allegiances by the Japanese authorities in Korea. Moon had adopted a Japanese name, which only 10% of the Korean population had actually done during the Japanese occupation, and he had learned to speak Japanese.
Moon was in Japan for a total of 30 months from April 1st 1941 to early October 1943.