In I John 2:18 we are warned that at the close of the age
there would be anti-Christs, culminating with "The Anti-Christ,"
the man of sin. The title of Antichrist in the original Greek
not only refers to a person who opposes Christ, but also pertains
to a person who puts himself in place of Christ.
Volumes have been written on the countless number of individuals
and organizations that have demonstrated their anti-Christ spirit
and new books are produced every year revealing the ever growing
number of their ranks.
To give a small example we will share information on only four
Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson made the news as the Nov. 25, æ04
edition of the Denver Post reported that, "Manson surprised
students in a Temple University Art and Society class Monday
with an hour-long guest lecture...Manson - in an all-black suit
with chrome-tipped platform shoes, dark lipstick and sunglasses
- responded to questions about art, politics and religion.
"I'm not someone who doesn't respect religion, but I don't
care for the way religion is used to manipulate people,"
the 35-year-old singer said." "We create our own gods.
We create our own devils."
MTV's college network, mtvU, filmed Manson's classroom appearance
for a segment of the "Stand In" series scheduled to
air Dec. 6."
Manson is an example of one who blatantly opposes Jesus Christ.
From the article we just quoted, the ill-informed might assume
this statement is an exaggeration. Indeed, it even seems to be
a bid for understanding and acceptance, but a review of Mr. Manson's
idea of entertainment quickly dispels any doubts.
The Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph had an article in its
Jan. 12, 1997 edition titled, "Manson's shock rock gets
under skin" which gave a ringside seat of Manson's so-called
respect for religion. The "heavy-metal-gothic-shock rock"
group [as described in the article] goes by the name of Marilyn
Manson"...named after Marilyn Monroe and convicted murderer
Charles Manson. Besides screaming out expletives while stripping
in front of a gothic church-style backdrop complete with stained
glass windows the group's main singer called "the Reverend"
rips pages out of a Bible and throws them at the audience. Teenagers
are exposed to lyrics and chants which declare, "...we will
no longer be oppressed by Christian morality...and we hate love,
we love hate" which whips the audience into a frenzy. Then
"Manson" belts out a rendition of one of their songs
called "Angel with the Scabbed Wings." During the program
the backdrop changes to an almost Nazi-like appearance with a
30-foot replica of Manson's CD logo which proclaims "Antichrist
Our second example of an anti-Christ is the self-exalted Rev.
Dr. Sun Myung Moon. His technique of rebellion against Christ
is unique in the fact that he does not openly oppose Christ like
Manson, nor does he expressly present himself as Christ. Rather,
he portrays Jesus Christ as one who failed to accomplish His
While feigning sympathy for what he declares was Jesus' defeated
attempt to achieve individual perfection, Moon then with bold
blaspheme claims for himself Christ's titles of Savior and Lord
of the Second Coming.
Moon maintains that by his own personal victory over his mind
and body, he alone has achieved perfection and that only those
who follow him can achieve this same perfection.
Quoting excerpts from Moon's full page fine print ad that was
placed in the October 20, æ04 Rocky Mountain News we read,
"I would like to convey a portion of a new understanding
given by heaven for this age, titled "God's Providence to
Establish the world Transcending Religions and Nations Based
upon the Absolute Values of True Love"...This message is
not only for you and for the people of America; it is the new
decree of heaven - the absolute, unavoidable truth - to be declared
to all six billion people of the world and even throughout the
Dear guests, do you know the dividing line between Heaven and
hell? Is it in the air? Is it in a church sanctuary? Is it in
a national government? No, the dividing line between Heaven and
hell is found in your sexual organ. This is where the greatest
tragedy in human history occurred, which turned heaven and earth
Now the time has come to call people of all faiths to receive
the holy blessing. That is why ten years ago I closed down the
Unification Church and raised instead the banner of the Family
Federation for World Peace and Unification...
Dear guests, what kind of place is heaven? According to the principle
by which God created the universe, heaven must first be perfected
on earth...Our task, then, is to build the Kingdom of Heaven
Yet, heaven is not created in an instant. Just because the age
has changed and heavenly fortune is with us does not mean that
heaven will fall from the sky and appear before our eyes. We
first must become people of character who can create heavenly
families. In other words, we must achieve individual maturity.
The path to becoming people of character, to achieving individual
maturity, lies in perfecting the harmony between our mind and
No one in history has ever achieved mind-body unity during his
or her life on earth. Despite the steady progress of God's providence
of restoration and His determination to save humanity, not a
single person has been liberated from the struggle between the
mind and body and achieved individual perfection...
No one has known the method to win the unrelenting, internal
Two thousand years ago, Jesus came to the earth as Savior, Messiah
and True Parent. As God's only begotten Son, Jesus had the mission
to complete the providence of Heaven and end forever the struggle
between the mind and body. But when Jesus died on the cross due
to the failure of certain crucial religious and political leaders
in Israel to recognize him, he was no longer in a position to
bring an end to the struggle between mind and body. And even
though Jesus took every opportunity to call on people to love
their enemies, his teachings could not bring an end to the struggle
between mind and body.
Heaven can wait no longer. Heaven is now revealing all its secrets
based on my foundation of victory. I have successfully completed
the mission of the Lord of the Second Advent, Savior and true
Parent. Now I am revealing this truth, bringing to a conclusion
the final stage of the providence for humankind's salvation...Those
who follow my teachings will achieve individual perfection and
participate in the construction of the ideal of Heaven on earth...
In the stage of mind-body unity, your conscience and body enter
a realm of resonance. Referring to this dimension of the mind,
the Buddha said, "Throughout heaven and earth, I am my own
Ask your mind if God is dwelling in you, and it will tell you.
You will reach a state in harmony with nature, able to communicate
freely with animals and plants. You will be able to converse
freely with the beings of the spirit world. You will thoroughly
prepare yourself for eternal life...
But in order to attain this state of perfection, as descendants
of the Fall, we must first shed our fallen nature. How can we
First, we must resemble God...
Your good ancestors and even the great religious leaders in the
heavenly world will assemble to guide your way...
Second, although through no fault of our own, we are descendants
of the Fall and have inherited fallen nature from birth. Therefore,
it is each person's urgent task to carry out three great revolutions
in his or her life. These are the revolution through making atonement,
the revolution of conscience, and the revolution of heart...
The conscience knows everything about you - your every move and
your every thought. It knows them before your teacher does. It
knows them before your parents do. It knows them before God does...Therefore,
you must work in a revolutionary way to suppress your physical
mind and accept the guidance of your conscience. Then you will
become a clear, unblemished and clean soul, ready for the day
when you make your way forward into the presence of God...
Third, you must scrutinize your own lives every moment of every
Ladies and gentlemen, today humanity has entered the Age After
the Coming of Heaven...
When I suddenly received Heaven's call as a young man of fifteen,
I began an eighty-year course of blood, sweat and tears to bring
true liberation and complete freedom to God and save humanity
from Satan's yoke. Now you also must go forward, determined to
offer your lives in order to accomplish God's exalted will for
the liberation and complete establishment of the world transcending
religions and nations...
The darkness that has covered this earth for tens of thousands
of years has now been dispelled."
In Part II of this message we will share more on Mr. Moon's great
revelation of attaining perfection in connection with his mention
of his human sexual organ.
Additionally, we will examine the types of anti-Christs who have
no reservation in portraying the gospel record of Christ as a
lie and even to be so bold as to in fact declare themselves without
reservation to be Christ.
These are the final days before the return of Jesus Christ. He
is surely coming to remove every true believer to be with Him
in the heavens at any time as He has promised.
This very moment you can be prepared to meet Him, holy and pure,
by simply trusting in Him for the forgiveness of your sins. He
will hear your prayer.
In Mark 13:21-22, Jesus warned of these last days false christs
and false prophets who, if not for God's divine protection, would
even deceive the Lord's elect.
In verses 23 & 37, Jesus left us with these words of warning
and entreatment to watch for His return, "But take heed;
see, I have told you all things beforehand...And what I say to
you, I say to all: Watch!"