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GOD CHRIST HOLY SPIRIT SIN REDEMPTION
They received the WORD with all readiness of mind,
and searched the SCRIPTURES daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11
G O D
PERSONALITY OF THE GODHEAD ... in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1: 1).
He is God; there is none else beside him (Deuteronomy 4:35). God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man, Christ Jesus (I Timothy 2:5).
Go . . . and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Jesus was baptized; the Spirit descended; the Father spoke (Matthew 3:16-17). Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech (Genesis 11:7). From the time that it was, there am I; and now the Lord God, and his Spirit, has sent me (Isaiah 48:16).
We now have the means to heal all modern-day human problems, exalt every human soul, and bring the Kingdom of God within the reach of every man (Moon, Christianity in Crisis, p. ix).
God Himself told me that the most basic and central truth of this universe is that God is the Father and we are His children (CIC, p. 9).
There is one living, eternal, and true God, a Person, beyond space and time ... source of all truth, beauty, and goodness ... creator and sustainer of man and the universe (Declaration of Unification Theological Affirmations at Barrytown, New York, October 14, 1976).
God, being the First Cause of all creation, also exists because of a reciprocal relationship between the dual characteristics of positivity and negativity.... We call the positivity and negativity of God "masculinity" and "femininity" respectively (Moon, Divine Principle, p. 24).
God existed as the internal masculine subject, and He created the universe as His external feminine object (DP, p. 25).
Man is the visible; and God is the invisible form. God and man are one. Man is incarnate God ... as important in value as God Himself (CIC, p. 5).
God is just like you and me. All human traits originate in God (CIC, p. 4).
J E S U S C H R I S T
o In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God (John 1:1). When, as His mother, Mary, was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1: 18).
o Behold, the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14).
o God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the nations, believed on in the world, received up into glory (I Timothy 3:16).
o And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth (John 1: 14).
o No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him (John 1:18).
o And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of' holiness, by the resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:4).
o And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain (I Corinthians 15:17). Wherefore, he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them (Hebrews 7:25).
o This same Jesus . . . shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into Heaven (Acts 1: 11; cf. John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
o As a man [Jesus was] no different from us except for the fact that he was without original sin (DP, p. 212).
o He was the one who lived God's ideal in fullest realization (CIC, p. 12).
o He "attained" the purpose of creation (DP, p. 290).
o In light of his attained deity he may well be called God. Nevertheless, he can by no means be called God Himself (DP, pp. 21 0-1 1).
o The death of Jesus was neither his will nor his fault. [It was] murder, and his body was taken by Satan (CIC, p. 104).
o He will come again as the third Adam, the lord of the Second Advent. The Kingdom of God will gradually appear (DP, p. 506).
o Jesus came as the sinless Adam, or perfected Adam. His first mission was to restore his bride and form the first family of God. But he was crucified. Jesus Christ must come again to consummate the mission he left undone 2,000 years ago (CIC, p. 27). See "Reincarnation."
o Christ will be born in a country in the East ... and will place a seal on the foreheads of the 144,000 (DP, p. 520).
o Korea should be the nation that can receive the Lord of the Second Advent (DP, p. 520).
o Even in the spirit world after his resurrection, he lives as a spirit man with his disciples (DP, p. 212).
H O L Y S P I R I T
§ When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, he shall testify of me (John 15:26).
§ When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8).
§ When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth (John 16:13).
§ The Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit, he shall teach you all things (John 14:26).
§ His spirit that dwells in you (Romans 8:11).
§ Be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18; see also I Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 3:16).
§ But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his (Romans 8:9; see also vv. 14, 16).
§ The Holy Spirit is a female Spirit. She also cleanses the sins of the people in order to restore them, thus indemnifying the sin committed by Eve. . . . the Holy Spirit, being female (negativity) in working on earth (DP, p. 215).
§ There must be a True Mother with the True Father, in order to give rebirth to fallen children as children of goodness. She is the Holy Spirit (DP, p. 215).
S I N
§ There is none righteous, no, not one (Romans 3: 1 0).
§ For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
§ If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us ( I John 1: 10).
§ If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us ( I John 1:8).
§ Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law (I John 3:4).
§ All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not unto death ( I John 5:1 7)
§ Whatever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14:23).
§ Therefore, to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17).
§ Adam and Eve ... were tempted by the archangel Lucifer into illicit and forbidden love. Through this, Adam and Eve willfully turned away from God's will and purpose for them, thus bringing themselves and the human race into spiritual death (DUTA).
§ Evil is the emergence of selfishness into this world. God's principle of unselfish giving was twisted into an ungodly principle of selfish taking. The origin of evil is Satan (CIC, pp. 16-17).
R E D E M P T I O N
§ We have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7).
§ You were not redeemed with corruptible things . . . but with the precious blood of Christ (I Peter 1: 1 8-19).
§ Unto him that loves us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and has made us a kingdom of priests unto God and his Father (Revelation 1:5-6).
§ Without shedding of blood is no remission (Hebrews 9:22).
§ Made peace through the blood of his cross (Colossians 1:20).
§ This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God. . . . For by one offering he has perfected forever them that are sanctified (Hebrews 10: 12, 14).
§ God's will that all people be restored to Him is predestined absolutely, and He has elected all people to salvation (DUTA).
§ He [Jesus] must come again to consummate the mission he left undone 2,000 years ago. He was crucified . . . not given a chance to restore his bride (CIC, p. 27).
§ God's work has been the restoration of original goodness.... To do this job God needs certain tools. The religions of the world have served as these tools for God. ... Christianity may be considered the most advanced and progressive religion because it teaches this sacrificial love and duty in supreme form (CIC, pp. 17-18).
§ Christ will come as before, as a man in the flesh, and he will establish a family through marriage to his Bride, a woman in the flesh and they will become the True Parents of all mankind. Through our accepting the True Parents (the Second Coming of Christ), obeying them and following them, our original sin will be eliminated and we will eventually become perfect (DUTA).
§ Marriage is the most important means of establishing God's kingdom on earth (CIC, p. 25).
§ God intended to make Adam and Eve one in heavenly matrimony. Then they would have borne sinless children and become the true mother and father for all mankind ... establishing the heavenly kingdom on earth (CIC, p. 26).
S A L V A T I O N
§ Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house (Acts 16:31).
§ But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:12).
§ He that believes on him is not condemned; but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the . . . only begotten Son of God (John 3:18).
§ He that believes on the Son has everlasting life; and he that believes not the Son shall not see life (John 3:36).
§ Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5).
§ For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God-not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
§ Justified freely . . . through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24).
§ Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes (Romans 10:4).
§ Marriage is the most important means of establishing God's kingdom on earth (CIC, p. 25).
R E T R I B U T I O N
§ The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
§ Those who sleep in the dust . . . shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame, and everlasting contempt (Daniel 12:2).
§ And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27).
§ And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God. . . . And the dead were judged out of those things . . .written in the books, according to their works (Revelation 20:12).
§ The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven . . . in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel. . . ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
§ If your foot offend you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter lame into life than, having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched (Mark 9:45).
§ RESURRECTION AND ETERNAL LIFE The invisible world was not created after the fall . . . it had been created before the creation of men, so that their spirits, after they had accomplished the purpose of creation, might go and live there forever, once they had discarded their flesh, after their physical life on earth (DP, p. 168).
§ Physical [death] is not a result of the fall ... spiritual death signifying the degradation to Satanic dominion, is the real death caused by the fall (DP, p. 169).
§ The human body, once it is dissolved into dust, cannot be resurrected to its original state. It is not necessary for a spirit man to resume his flesh, when there is a vast spirit world where he is supposed to go and live forever (DP, p. 170).
§ Therefore, "resurrection," means the phenomena occurring in the process of man's restoration.... When we repent of our sins, making ourselves better and better, day by day, we are coming closer to resurrection (DP, p. 170).
§ Paradise is the region of the spirit world where those spirit men who have attained the life-spirit stage by believing in Jesus while on earth go after death, and stay until the gate to the Kingdom of Heaven is opened (DP, p. 177).
§ The providence of restoration, beginning on the individual level, is headed for the final goal of the restoration of the entire cosmos (DP, p. 187).
§ REINCARNATION The spirit men who left their missions unaccomplished on earth descend to earthly men . . . and cooperate with them for the accomplishment of the will. . . . In this case, the earthly man is the "second coming" of the spirit man . . . John the Baptist . . . had to accomplish the mission Elijah had left unaccomplished (DP, pp. 187-88).
Quotations are from standard writings and leading teachers of the sects. Initials in parentheses are abbreviations of aforementioned book and magazine titles. Scripture quotations are from the New Scofield Reference Bible(New York: Oxford University Press, 1967). Outline and statement summaries are a compilation from various reference works and authors.
Please see suggested readings.
FIRST and FOREMOST :
Ahmanson, John. - Secret History. Trans. Gleason Archer. Chicago:Moody, 1984
Fraser, Gordon H. - Is Mormonism Christian? Rev. ed.
Chicago: Moody, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1977.
Geer, Thelma. - Mormonism, Mama, and Me. Chicago: Moody, 1986.
Hoekema, Anthony A - The Four Major Cults. Grand Rapids: Erdmann, 1963.
Lewis, Gordon R. - Confronting the Cults. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1966.
Martin, Walter R. - Jehovah of' the Watchtower. Rev. ed. Chicago: Moody, 1953, 1974.
Martin, Walter R. - Kingdom of the Cults. Rev. ed. Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1968.
Petersen, William J. - Those Curious New Cults. New Canaan, Conn.: Keats, 1973.
Robertson, Irvine. -What the Cults Believe. Rev. ed. Chicago: Moody, 1966, 1979.
Tanner, Jerald and Sandra. - The Changing World of Mormonism.
Chicago: Moody, 1980.
Williams, J. L. - Victor Paul Wierwille and The Way International.
Chicago: Moody, 1979.
Zuck, Roy B. - Open Letter to a Jehovah's Witness. Chicago: Moody, 1986.
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