Unification Church in Korea Founded by Sun Myung Moon

Unification Church in Korea Founded by Sun Myung Moon

Sun Myung Moon

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Sun Myung Moon establishes the Unification Church in Korea. Officially known as the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, the Unification Church won't gain much attention or much of a following outside of Korea until Moon moves to the United States in the early 1970s.

The Unification Church is characterized by a specialized interpretation of the Bible and further revelations made by God to Moon, who has proclaimed himself as the successor of Jesus Christ.

One of the Unification Church doctrines which has attracted the most negative attention is the idea that the Fall of humanity in the Garden of Eden was not so much a result of simple disobedience to God's commands, but rather the result of an illicit sexual union between Eve and Lucifer. As a consequence of this, all of her children were born with defective natures, something which God has attempted to rectify by sending religious leaders to humanity.


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