By Josh Turner
The world said goodbye to the self proclaimed Korean messiah, Sun-myung Moon. He passed away last week at the ripe old age of 92. He leaves behind a large international organization and a strange legacy. You can read more about him by following the link below.
I had a brief run in with Moon’s Unification Church. A friend from Seminary told me that I could take a free trip to the Holy Land, care of the Unification Church, if I would just attend some meetings with them. I declined politely and said I wasn’t interested in the Rev. Moon stealing my soul.
Well, now the man is off to stand before the mercy/judgment seat of God. If he is the messiah, then he will have no problems. If not…
To me this is a very sad story. People who lose their faith in God after entering the ministry. To others, a minister who doesn’t believe in God is a con man. There is sadness in that statement as well.
Below are two links to the strange world of The Clergy Project. It is a website for ministers who have lost their faith. The first is from The New York Times, talking about one of the leaders of the group. The other is a rebuttal from the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After reading these I’m sure you will have lots of questions that are difficult to answer.