PC's List of Concerns
PC's Abbreviated List of Concerns
Folks are busy, I know! The main List of Concerns has, most unfortunately, grown so long it's become quite a project to even read the whole thing. Therefore, here is an abbreviated summary of many people's expressed concerns about, and the "issues" surrounding, the Sanctuary Church [SC]. Brevity is good, plus for a lot of people, it's rather a depressing topic . . .
This list is drawn directly from Hyung Jin's own videotaped sermons, and from direct statements by Sanctuary Church leadership. I have made several corrections, and do not wish to be factually inaccurate.
♥ For outside observers, I should mention that the vast majority of Unificationists are appalled by Hyung Jin's recent behavior. The movement's younger folks have ignored the SC, while only a handful are involved either in support or opposition. Many observers can hardly stand to watch SC sermons, which are often filled with slander, while most Unificationists hope for eventual reconciliation.
- Paul Carlson
Look at the Sanctuary Church and its teachings from a Christian view:
The Bible's prophesied Tribulation is real and ongoing, with all its doom and death, but the Rapture is symbolic, so don't look to the clouds. Instead, move to Pennsylvania, get one of those pistols we make, and hope for the best.
Look at the Hyung Jin and his SC's claims from a logical standpoint:
That woman leader [Mrs. Moon, True Mother, Hyung Jin's own mom] has failed.
I said she was completely united with her ascended husband, but I've changed my mind.
Why has she failed?
Because she changed certain things.
Why wasn't she qualified to change anything?
Because she failed.
Look at the SC's culture from a Unificationist's standpoint:
For decades you've honored Father and Mother [Rev. SM and Mrs. Moon]. Now swerve around and condemn Mother for the same quiet character and feminine attributes you loved her for in the past. And those leaders they kept by their side for decades? A bunch of evil manipulators. So trash more than half of it all, but not the remaining piece.
Look at the SC's doctrines, to the extent it has any, from a theological and ideological angle:
We are libertarians, and promote freedom. We also expect you to accept a monarchy, with one combined secular and spiritual leader. So we are monarchists too, and expect you to accept our big new, global-scale, Second King over your traditional king.
Look at the SC's newly-formed culture from a second-generation [the grown children and grandchildren of Unificationists] perspective:
Your friends who got married? They look happy and Blessed, but really they're all cursed and under satan's dominion. How? Because of "the Han Mother's horrible crimes," such as wearing the wrong color robe, sitting in the incorrect chair, and altering the marriage vows a little. Not to mention publishing a new edition of that special sacred book of quotations. (Which the SC still refuses to reprint.)
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