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Rev. Sun Myung Moon:

His Teachings

His Teachings

Clear and Profound Answers to the Deepest Questions About Life

Raised in a family that converted to Christianity when he was 11, Reverend Moon knew that religion addressed the fundamental human condition and promised an ideal world to those who obey God. However, he saw that religions, although centuries old and based on scriptures offering revelatory insights, seemed in practice unable to answer many of life's questions or solve some of the deepest problems facing humankind. Troubled by the gap between religious ideals and the actual state of the world, he began his own ardent pursuit of solutions through a life of prayer and study.

A Quest for the Truth

At age fifteen, while deep in prayer he had a vision of Jesus Christ who called him to dedicate his life to God and the salvation of humankind. Despite his youth and the seeming impossibility of the mission, he accepted God's call. But he knew he could not succeed in his task without a profound understanding of the Creator, His creation and His plan for man. He intensified his quest for the truth, spending days and nights in passionate prayer, rigorous fasting and study. His method was to posit specific questions, research answers in the physical and spiritual worlds, and then seek confirmation for those answers through prayer. On several occasions he was guided directly by Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha and other saints and sages of all faiths, who met him in spirit and contributed to his understanding of God and the complex history of God's relationship with humankind. By the age of 25 he had developed the fundamentals of his teaching, the Divine Principle.

Unificationists in 192 countries will tell you that the reason they became followers of Reverend Moon is because they found in his teachings the most clear and profound answers to their deepest questions about life.

His Religious Teachings: Watch Internet TV Presentations

Reverend Moon's teachings address the fundamental questions of existence: Where do human beings come from? How were we created and with what purpose? Is there a Supreme Creator, and if so, what is God's nature and why did He create human beings? If there is a purpose to human life, how can it be fulfilled? Why is there evil and from where did it come? If God is good, what has He been doing to end human suffering and what is His will for humankind today?

As a Korean Christian, Reverend Moon first presented his teachings to reach out to his fellow Christians. Later, as his mission expanded worldwide, the same teachings were formulated for people of all faiths as the "Unification Principles." These teachings are presented on this website in two forms: Divine Principle, the teachings based on the Judeo-Christian scriptures, and the Unification Principles, the teachings presented for people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Below click to watch presentations of the Divine Principle and Unification Principles on Internet TV or listen by a mp3 download.

His Spiritual Guidance: 400 Volumes of Sermons and 12 Volumes of Prayers

Reverend Moon's teachings are also expressed in his sermons and spiritual guidance. As a rule, Reverend Moon speaks for several hours a day. These sermons are now published in more than 400 volumes of his sermons. Incredibly he never speaks from notes; his sermons are by inspiration after many hours spent in prayer late at night and in the early morning. Read a sample sermon below.

His Philosophical Thought: Unification Thought:
The Urgent Task of an Ideology for the Coming New Culture Centered on God.

Originating in Reverend Moon's teachings, Unification Thought is a philosophy and ideology based on theism and the universal values common to all the world's major religions. Unification Thought not only presents a new perspective on classical philosophical thought but has practical application to today's world to bring about to a new culture centered on God, family, universal values and living for others.

 

Read commentaries on Reverend Moon's unique contribution to religious thought by distinguished scholars of religion and religious leaders:

WHAT SCHOLARS SAY ABOUT HIS TEACHINGS, THE DIVINE PRINCIPLE

WHAT IS UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE ABOUT REVEREND MOON'S TEACHINGS

HIS SERMONS AND SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE

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UNIFICATION THOUGHT: THE PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT OF REVEREND MOON

 

WATCH INTERNET TV PRESENTATIONS OR DOWNLOAD MP3 AUDIO OF THE DIVINE PRINCIPLE

DIVINE PRINCIPLE -THE TEACHINGS OF DIVINE PRINCIPLE FOR THOSE WITH A JUDEO-CHRISTIAN FAITH OR BACKGROUND (by Rev. Kevin McCarthy):

UNIFICATIONISM FOR ALL FAITHS AND BACKGROUNDS


 

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"Today our world needs drastic change in order to become God-centered. I came to call for that change. The Divine Principle will bring about a revolution among humanity. The power of this truth is touching millions of human lives and igniting hundreds of thousands of them. It will bring about the true, lasting unification of the human family and the world." - Rev. Sun Myung Moon

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