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God's Warning to the World Book I

God's Warning to the World Book I

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God's Warning to the World
Reverend Moon's Message from Prison
God's Ideal For The World; Jesus' Standard Of Goodness; God's Providence In The Scriptures; Christianity In Crisis; Judgement By God's Word; Jesus And The Second Coming; The Path I Am Walking;
While Rev. Moon was in prison in the USA, he asked that his followers distribute this book and a set of video tapes to Christian clergy in the USA.
God's Warning to the World
Reverend Moon's Message from Prison
God's Ideal For The World; Jesus' Standard Of Goodness; God's Providence In The Scriptures; Christianity In Crisis; Judgement By God's Word; Jesus And The Second Coming; The Path I Am Walking;
While Rev. Moon was in prison in the USA, he asked that his followers distribute this book and a set of video tapes to Christian clergy in the USA.

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God's Warning to the World
Reverend Moon's Message from Prison
Table of Contents
Introduction1.God's Ideal For The World (p. 3)2.Jesus' Standard Of Goodness (p. 3)3.God's Providence In The Scriptures (p. 3)4.Christianity In Crisis (p. 3)5.Judgement By God's Word (p. 3)6.Jesus And The Second Coming (p. 3)7. The Path I Am Walking (p. 3)While Rev. Moon was in prison in the USA, he asked that his followers distribute this book and aset of video tapes to Christian clergy in the United States. 300,000 were distributed in the winter of 1984 and 1985.To purchase copies or to ask questions contact:HSA-UWC4 West 43rd Street New York City, NY 10036 USAwww.hsabooks.com 
 
Introduction
For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, 'The reproaches of those who reproachedthee fell on me.' For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that bysteadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. [Romans 15:34]The trial and imprisonment of Reverend Sun Myung Moon has been a shock to many people inmany different ways. The United States federal prosecutors were shocked when he returnedfrom immunity in Korea to deal with the charges. Unification Church members were shocked atthe treatment accorded Reverend Moon at the trial level, and at the verdict rendered by the jury.Opponents of religious freedom were shocked at the unprecedented variety of churches and layorganizations which supported Reverend Moon's cause as his case went to the Supreme Court.Those amici supporters were in turn shocked by the Court's refusal even to consider the threatsthe case poses toward religious freedom in this country.But the greatest shock of all has been the surge of cooperation between the Unification Churchand other Christian churches across America since the time of Reverend Moon's imprisonment.Within the community of clergy, interactions with the Unification movement in the arenas of social action, ecumenism, pastoral reflection and religious freedom have brought surprising newstimulation. Ecumenical activities include the National Council for Church and Social Action,the Interdenominational Conferences for Clergy, the Common Suffering Fellowship, andcountless local meetings and cooperative ventures. Members of all denominations are praisingGod for this outpouring of spirit and fellowship. The interracial and interdenominational natureof these activities has generated a refreshing, Christ-centered spirit of love and good will, aswell as a sense of new direction for the churches in America.In this context, many ministers are desirous for some "prison message" from Reverend Moon.Historically many Christian giants, from St. Paul to John Bunyan to Dietrich Bonhoffer andMartin Luther King, have written moving and important works while suffering imprisonment byhostile authorities. As always, Reverend Moon is very prolific in his output of ideas andinspiration while in prison at Danbury. Daily he continues to teach and share his wisdom. In particular he relates to us about the heart of God, and God's concern for this present age. He isthinking also very much about humankind's future; in this vein he is sharing about the need for religious dialogue and harmony for the sake of global peace; about ideal love, and the educationof youth for the creation of true, God-centered families; about the spiritual world, and therelationship of the spiritual with the physical realms of life. When with other clergy, Rev. Moonstresses revelation he has received concerning sin and salvation, the life of Christ, and thesecond coming. As this book is prepared for Christian clergy, we have also emphasized thisaspect of Rev. Moon's teachings.Reverend Moon's mode of production is not the written word-he is a verbal communicator. Evenmost of the documents pertaining to his teachings were written down by disciples, either fromhis sermons or direct dictation. His contemporary thoughts, therefore, are recorded in notesgathered by those who can visit him. To make this content available to a larger audience, in particular to the clergy, Reverend Moon consented to some selections from his speeches andsermons being published. The content he is now sharing behind prison walls has a deepcontinuity with these speeches and sermons. The present volume, then, is a useful compilationof what he is sharing now with visiting ministers and disciples, and constitutes his "message
 
from prison."Reverend Moon's message is based upon unchanging truth. It is a strong prophetic messagedirected at America and Christianity. Thus it is a warning from God. Since God is a God of love,the warning is heartfelt, given out of love.The substructure of this volume consists of three speeches basic to Reverend Moon's message toAmerican Christians, supplemented with excerpts from others of his sermons. Through this process the three speeches "God's Hope for Man," "God's Hope for America," and "The Futureof Christianity," were expanded into six messages. The seventh speech here included is his talk to several hundred Unification members at the moment of his departure to Danbury.A word on how to approach this material. Reverend Moon is speaking as a prophet of God. The prophet's role is to warn, to chastise, to guide, to interpret the Word of God to his contemporarysociety. The prophet has his primary authority from God, who is speaking through him, andoften the message runs counter to social or religious norms safeguarded by religious institutionsand theological schools. Reverend Moon is not a trained theologian, motivated by the desire todevelop contemporary theological issues. Nor is he motivated by the desire to please thissociety. He is motivated solely by the desire to proclaim God's truth.Reverend Moon is an exuberant speaker. He speaks with members for hours on end every dayand in every conceivable setting: from formal religious services, to church administrativemeetings, to birthday celebrations, to fishing boats or around a campfire. No matter what thesetting, his speaking has a great flowing power, ranging over the broadest scope of human anddivine reality. Sometimes he will speak for hours and just scratch the surface of his topic, and hewill continue with that topic another day. His talks are always characterized by a great deal of give and take with his audience, sometimes sharing delightful humor, other times a profoundseriousness and repentance, always a great vision and ideal.Therefore, proper comprehension of these words, removed from their source as they are byinterpreter, translator, one editor, two editors, and probably a lot of atmosphere, requiressomething special. Reverend Moon refers to that something often throughout the talks printedhere. That something is a pure and open heart and a discerning mind, both guided and protected by sincere prayer.I have been attending Reverend Moon as a disciple for twenty seven years. I am able to visitReverend Moon in prison at Danbury two or three times a week, listening to him for severalhours on each such occasion. I am gratified that this content is now being made available to awider audience, and yet I am sorry because what you read here is such a small glimpse of Reverend Moon's thought. We look forward to the day when broader areas of his teaching may be published.I would like to express my thanks to Dr. Tyler Hendricks, who did the editing for this book. MayGod grant you the inspiration in reading and reflecting upon this book that He has granted us inits preparation. New York City November, 1984Reverend Chung Hwan Kwak 

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