Countercult Ministry Archive

Breaking the Silence

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Deceived by the Lightning

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 3 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Christians in mainland China’s “underground” house churches have faced persecution from the country’s Communist government for years. They now face another threat […]

2 John 10

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 4 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give […]

Yahweh ben Yahweh Paroled

This article first appeared in the News Update column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 2 (2001). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Yahweh ben Yahweh (God, Son of God), originally named Hulon Mitchell, Jr., and leader of the Nation of Yahweh cult, was paroled […]

Morningland

Morningland was founded in Long Beach, California, in 1973 by Daniel Sperato (adored by cult members as “Master Donato, the Christ”). After establishing the Long Beach and Escondido centers and the retreat center in Crestline (located in Southern California’s San Bernadino Mountains), Donato “ascended” (i.e., died) on November 7, 1976. Leadership of the burgeoning organization […]

Marketing Moon’s Movement

This article first appeared in CRI’s Newsletter Christian Research REPORT, volume 11, number 3 (1998). For further information or to subscribe to CRI’s current newsletter go to: http://www.equip.org Why would a prominent public figure like former president George Bush accept invitations to speak at events sponsored by Sun Myung Moon, thus lending further credibility to […]

The Unification Church Seeks Influence, Acceptance Among the Political (“Christian”) Right

After newspapers across America last December revealed Unification Church attempts to infiltrate the political “Christian Right” through gifts to political action commit­tees and conservative Christian groups, the Moonies quieted their activities. Now some Unification Church-watchers are concerned that the group is stepping-up another tactic which may result in political acceptance: infiltrat­ing independent charismatic ministries to […]

Unification Church Tries to Quell Rumors About Rev. Moon’s “Reincarnated” Son

Rev. Sun Myung Moon made headlines again in late March when reports surfaced that the Korean-born leader of the Unification Church was “channeling” voices from the dead and that he had con­tacted his late son, Heung Jin Nim Moon. More striking were revela­tions that a black church mem­ber from Africa was being pos­sessed by Heung […]

Moon’s Ever-Changing Face-Lift

Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church and self-proclaimed messiah from Korea, continues to pout. And who can blame him? The press still portrays him as a religious buffoon. After 25 years of proselytizing in North America, only a handful of Americans have embraced his teachings. Christians refuse to welcome him into their fold […]

Moon Survey

SUN MYUNG MOON was born in 1920 in what is now North Korea. Moon reports that on Easter morning, 1936, he saw Jesus, who told him that he was chosen to complete the mission which Jesus Himself was unable to finish. In 1954, Moon established the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, […]

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