I am promoting that the Messiah, that is, the Lord of the Second Advent (LSA), has already come. If you are insistent upon the Lord coming on the literal clouds then you will not accept this statement. But you should ask yourself that if the Lord can come again in a such a way as to effect judgement and that the new heaven and new earth will come at this time for the faithful and, for those who are not to suffer eternal hell, what are the conditions that have to be met for that result to be set in motion. On a similar note what is the purpose of eternal punishment for those who reject God’s purpose and what kind of God is it that is OK with eternal punishment. Punishment should have a purpose, right? To help those who are wrong to see the error of their ways, repent and turn back from this path of self destruction.
If the Lord does not come in a supernatural way on a cloud with the trumpet call of heaven but comes in a similar way that Jesus did; that is, born upon the earth then the LSA truly will have a hard time being accepted. If we can understand what it is, precisely, that the LSA actually has to accomplish then we will be better equipped to recognize the LSA and evaluate who is more likely to be the one whom God has sent.
The Fall of Man gave rise to two results. The first human ancestors never reached maturity in that they could be blessed in a union centered upon God but fell in immaturity under the dominion of a fallen archangel; Lucifer, who became re-named Satan. This separated the first human ancestors from God and instead of becoming the true parents of mankind they became locked into blood ties with the false god of the world (2Cor4:4); false ruler of this world (John 12:31) and became false parents. Both Jesus and John the Baptist called fallen mankind a ‘brood of vipers’ (children of the devil).
The whole thrust of restoration history has, therefore, been to recreate True Parents and to separate fallen mankind from the false blood lineage of the Fall. St Paul equated Jesus with Adam for this reason. Jesus is the one who accomplished what Adam failed to do – Jesus is, in a manner of speaking, True Adam. Adam should have, by holding on to God’s word, reached maturity centered on the original purpose of creation and, together with Eve become True Parents. Because Jesus was rejected, by the then chosen people, Jesus could not restore the Eve position and Jesus together with the Holy Spirit gave spiritual re-birth to born again Christians who thereby became adopted children of God. The re-birth received in this way could not be bequeathed to the children of born again Christian parents; they will need re-birth also.
The LSC, therefore, will have to be born on the earth in a similar manner as Jesus in order to give this complete re-birth. Just as Jesus had a hard time being recognized as the Messiah/ Christ as he didn’t seem to fit the prophesies to those contemporaneous with Jesus – Daniel 7:13; Malachi 4:5,6; so, too, will the LSC have a hard time being recognized by Christians of the Last Days
In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. (Daniel 7:13 NIV New International Version Bible)
“See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” (Malachi 4:5,6 NIV New International Version Bible)
The first quotation seems very spiritual whereas Jesus looked pretty much like any other person. The second quotation was negated by John the Baptist who neglected to follow Jesus and denied that he was the Elijah (John 1:20). In hindsight we can now see that Jesus is the real Messiah but, at the time of Jesus, it wasn’t so straightforward or clear cut.
The LSA born on the earth in our time will have a hard time being accepted if he is rejected by the orthodox church. Just as in the time of Jesus the ones who connect with the LSA will not be spiritually accomplished people; I know because I was one of those people. However, that was more than 41 years ago now and my understanding of Sun Myung Moon as the LSA (Lord of the Second Advent) has not diminished in any way but become ever stronger and clearer. Here are some reasons why I can confidently assert that LSC Sun Myung Moon fits with the will and providence of God.
Jesus promised in John 16:25 that when he comes again he will no longer speak in parables but speak plainly of the Father. The Exposition of the Divine Principle makes sense of the distinction of the offerings of Cain and Abel described in the Bible. It makes sense of the story of Jacob who ‘bought’ the birthright from his brother Esau for a pottage of lentils. Through the Fall Adam came to stand in an unprincipled position of standing between two masters and was divided between Cain and Abel who stood in positions where each was under one master. Jacob and Esau had a similar task in that the one of God’s side had to win over the one on Satan’s side. I would recommend reading the Exposition of the Divine Principle for yourself and see how it brings a clarity to the stories recorded in the Bible. Why could God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful, not prevent the terrible event of the Fall?
The LSA comes to bring a new expression of truth as Jesus promised in John 16:25. The LSC comes to bring re-birth such that a union between parents re-born in this way can give birth to children without the original sin. Some of You may remember the mass weddings conducted by Reverend Moon. The purpose was to restore the lineage of the Fall into the lineage of God.
LSA Sun Myung Moon ascended in 2012 September. Since then his wife and children have misrepresented and deviated from the teachings that explained so meticulously the way of restoration explaining the special nature of the time that we now live in. The LSA naturally heralds the Last Days of Satan’s false dominion. Through the LSA we can separate from the original sin through the Blessing Ceremony – aka Mass Weddings – (which includes Holy Wine, indemnity stick and the Three Day Ceremony) and we have the Completed Testament level of truth which explains God’s purpose of creation. (in other words – why God created, and its purpose). It explains the course of the Fall of Man and the result of that and why God, precisely, could not interfere, or intervene, in the first human ancestors’ fallen act. It explains the providence of restoration worked by God over the long course of restoration history. It is 6,000 Biblical years but in measured time it is in the order of 10’s of millions of years. The pre-Old Testament era was measured in generations and only the relevant ones were counted.
Jesus gave several warnings that it would not be an easy or straightforward thing to recognize the LSA. Here are some of those:
I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8 New International Version (NIV) Bible)
But first he (LSA) must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. (Luke 17:25 New International Version (NIV) Bible (My inclusion of LSA in parenthesis))
and the scary Matthew 7 :21-23
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (Matthew 7: 21-23 New International Version (NIV) Bible)
To cut from the original sin is a fundamental task that can only be accomplished by the LSA. Truth is eternal and unchangeable but the expressions of truth have varied according to the spiritual maturity of those to whom it was given. As an example: the 10 Commandments of the Old Testament Age are still valid and yet Jesus gave a whole new understanding of the application of them. I am hoping that you will check out the Exposition of the Divine Principle, Sermons of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, Cheon Seong Gyeong, World Scripture Volume 2 which contains insights from LSC Sun Myung Moon that you can take it to God in prayer to verify whether or not they are in alignment with God’s Will. In addition I am willing to discourse with You and enlarge or clarify issues which have been expressed here. I accept that there are abridged explanations and sudden conclusions.
Let us reason together. And why not? There is nothing to lose. We have to test all things and hold fast to what is good, right? (As per St Paul in his letter to Thessalonians)
I came to Christ through the Lord at His Second Coming. I have been connected with what some would regard as a ‘New Age cult’ for more than 40 years. I want, through this blog site, to share what I’ve come to understand and see that it stands up to scrutiny and criticism.