According to Moon (1920-2012), he was the Messiah of the Second Coming since he believed that Jesus will not be coming again (Divine Principle, pg. 520). Sadly, Satan has invented many false teachings about the second coming of the Messiah and is deceiving millions into believing that the Messiah has already come or that He will come in some non-biblical manner. But Christ has warned us of Satan’s strategy, saying, “Take heed that no man deceive you” (Matthew 24:4).
The Bible teaches, “They are the spirits of devils, working miracles” (Revelation 16:14); “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:24).
These false Messiahs and prophets will do signs and wonders to deceive if possible the very elect. The implication is that these “signs” could be almost, but not entirely, convincing to “the very elect.” These faithful ones have obeyed the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans to “anoint” their “eyes with eye salve” (Rev. 3:18), and are therefore able to distinguish between the true Christ and the false Christ.
Christ forewarned us, “Behold, I have told you before” (Matthew 24:25). He specifically stated that the Messiah will not appear in the desert or come to the seance chambers (verse 26). He will remain in the clouds and not touch the earth (Mark 13:26). And the saints “shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
So, the acid test to Messiah’s coming is this: What does the Bible say about it? People who know what the Bible says about the second coming of Christ will not be led astray by Satan. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).
A genuine love for the truth and diligence in obeying all the instructions God has given for these last days will prove to be the only protection against the delusions of the enemy, the seducing spirits, and the doctrines of devils “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thess. 2:9,10).
In His service,
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