|By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999|
| Sun Myung Moon has declared that he has no political interests. But if anything is clear, it is
Moon’s desire to rule the world.
Sun Myung Moon has declared that he has no political interests. “I have no political goals.... I do not think in terms of taking over the power or government of a nation.” But if anything is clear, it is Moon’s desire to rule the world. According to The 120 Day Training Manual, Moon first came to America because he was rejected for President of Korea. Moon believes that the amount of territory one conquers on earth determines one’s value and position in the spirit world. “In both the physical world and the spirit world, the value of a couple is the same, and the more territory they conquer and embrace with their love here on earth, the more territory they can deal with in spirit world. The scope of that area will determine their depth of understanding in spiritual life and their value in spirit world. Ultimately how much you practice this principle here on earth shall become a measure of how much territory you deserve in heaven.” Moon also admits to political interests in the Master Speaks publications, and these interests have also been documented elsewhere:
Christians, and through their strength we will work in a political way.... We have to push the Americans to take the right policy.
the U.S. influence the Korean government—which will make it easier for us to win the whole nation under our ideology.
Master will assign 3 young ladies to each Senator.
House of Delegates seat in 1993] told me that Father has directed us to get members elected to Congress so we can take over America,” said Craig Maxim, a church member who quit in 1995 after spending several years as a regional leader and a singer at Moon’s various mansions.
Moon claims, “I preach [that] our movement is essentially nonviolent and nonmilitaristic.” Still, Moon refers to his followers as an “army,” and they are asked to affirm their willingness to die, if necessary, on behalf of Moon’s divine cause. Total acquiescence is essential. “Utter obedience and belief” in Moon is vital, even if it means disobeying one’s parents and one’s nation’s rulers. Numerous publications make this clear:
Because what I am doing is not done at random but what I am doing is under God’s command. There is no complaint, objection against anything being done here until we will have established the Kingdom of God on earth up until the very end! There can never be any complaint! I want to have the members under me who will be willing to obey me even though they may have to disobey their own parents and the Presidents of their own nations.
or by him.
Although Moon leaves open the possibility of an ideological World War III, he states that there is absolutely no question that World War III will occur, whether it is military or ideological. Members are not given militaristic training, but they are, to a degree, indoctrinated in a militaristic mind set:
ultimate enemy is Soviet Russia. Then the “March to Moscow” is going to be our motto.... Our resolution today must be “We fight with our lives to achieve the final victory”.... So the State Representatives and the Mobile Unit Commanders must realize today that we are very fortunate that God has given us this glorious moment in which we can die for the cause.... “YOU MUST BECOME ABSOLUTELY ONE WITH OUR FATHER.”... We are in the position to die either way. We retreat, then death is waiting for us. We march forward, then death is waiting for us. What shall we do? (March!)
Through World War II, the territory of the democratic world was stabilized.... Through World War III they must build the democratic foundation of the perfection level.... The Third World War must come.
indemnity to restore God’s three great blessings through the 3 stages.... [They] are inevitable in order to have earthly men overcome Satan’s three temptations to Jesus on a worldwide basis.
Rabbi Maurice Davis, a long-time opponent of the UC, told a government-citizens panel:
had these qualifications: (1) a totally monolithic movement with a single point of view and single authoritarian head; (2) replete with fanatical followers who are prepared and programmed to do anything their Master says; (3) supplied by absolutely unlimited funds; (4) with a hatred of everyone on the outside; (5) with suspicion of parents, against their parents—Senator Dole, the last movement that had those qualifications was the Nazi youth movement, and I tell you, I’m scared.
been told to kill, they would have killed, because it was in the name of God, or Moon, take your pick.
Moon and UC members, of course, adamantly oppose the associations. Still, the NBC documentary on the UC for May 17-18, 1975, quoted the following Master Speaks:
religion and politics is what Satan likes the most.
can smash the whole world.
Other sentiments in the Master Speaks or by former members also indicate the authoritarian nature of the UC:
even though you may not understand what he is really doing.
You may have to die or be killed. There may be casualties by tens of hundreds and thousands. But if you are not ready to die for the cause, you cannot live and save the world.... The time will come, without my seeking it, that my words will almost serve as law. If I ask a certain thing, it will be done.
definitely a very strict, socialist state, centering on a totalitarian dictator.... They said it would take up to seven generations to bring the world under total subjugation.
marriages are not recognized by God because they are satanic, not centered upon God even if you were married in a church. In our church, married couples abstain sexually.
Moon believes that by strenuous efforts now believers may save not only their ancestors (who, not having had the truth, could not be fully saved or restored) but also their future generations. In fact, the eternal destiny of believers’ ancestors and posterity rests squarely upon their ceaseless striving for Moon:
you and through you. You don’t understand on earth how greatly they would be saddened if you were to turn away, and how anxious they are for you to succeed.... You can liberate your ancestors and bless your offspring and future generations....
the fact that your ancestors are around you. I used to be sitting in a lecture and sometimes I’d sense my grandmother or my mother, and I’d feel, “Oh, they’re sitting in with me.” There was a spirit there, and they were learning through me; they were seeing through my eyes and hearing through my ears.