HOW WAS JESUS CONCEIVED?
DID MARY HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH ZECHARIAH?
The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ is extremely significant and precious to all who truly believe the Bible (Isaiah 7:10-14, Matthew 1:18-23, Luke 1:26-37). The Unification Church denies the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. In fact, IT IS TAUGHT IN THE UNIFICATION CHURCH THAT JESUS WAS AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD, CONCEIVED THROUGH MARY HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ZECHARIAH THE FATHER OF JOHN THE BAPTIST!
Rev. Moon has taught:
These statements were made in 1965. Through the years it has been a secret inner teaching within the Unification Church, passed on by word of mouth, that Mary had sex with Zechariah and that this is how Jesus was conceived. Many former Unification Church members have testified to this. But this was an "inner" teaching reserved for members, which they tried to keep hidden from outsiders, particularly Christians! Some Unification Church members have even lied--denying that this is taught in their Church. But in a recent Unification Church book, published by its own publishing company, entitled The Victory of Love, the Unification Church teaches under the heading of, "ELIZABETH AND MARY--THE FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIANITY":
On p. 251 of the same book, the Unification Church teaches:
And on p. 17 of this same Unification Church book, the Unification Church teaches CONCERNING JESUS:
Putting these statements together we can see that the Unification Church teaches that something happened between Mary and Zechariah, that John the Baptist was Jesus' older brother, that Jesus was illegitimate and that Zechariah was his father!
Rev. Moon seems to be getting bolder lately. In a speech he gave to Unification Church members August 1, 1993 (with Unification Church members responding), Sun Myung Moon proclaimed:
In a speech given February 7, 1995 Rev. Moon taught Unification Church members:
It has been preached from the pulpit of the National Headquarters of the Unification Church in New York City that there are no contradictions between what the Bible says and what the Divine Principle says. The Divine Principle, the sacred book of the Unification Church, declares on p. 152, "In order for us to have a right faith, we must first establish direct rapport with God in spirit through ardent prayer and next, we must understand the truth through correct reading of the Bible." But does the Unification Church really believe the Bible, or are they deceiving people? I hereby challenge any major Unification Church leader to public debate from the Scriptures.
In the February 1994 edition of the Unification News, on p. 22, the Unification Church states: "...representatives of the Unification community in America are as willing as they have always been to meet with representatives of any community or organization (the media included!) who remain ignorant or fearful of the Rev. and Mrs. Moon's work and the activities of the Unification community." I therefore invite any leader of the Unification Church to make good on your word and meet with myself and the media for discussion and dialogue.
This article by David Wolfe
* Note: Whenever in this article quoted words are put in bold print, underlined, or italicized these were used by this author for emphasis.
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