Sun Myung Moon - Unification Church:
“At Easter time in 1935, Jesus appeared to the young Sun Myung Moon as he was praying in the Korean mountains. In that vision, Jesus asked him to continue the work which he had begun on earth nearly 2,000 years before. Jesus asked him to complete the task of establishing God's kingdom on earth and bringing His peace to humankind…
If Jesus called him to complete his mission, it meant that Jesus' mission was incomplete…
We quote here from J. E. Esslemont's Baha’u’llah and the New Era, a book published by the Baha’i Publishing Committee and copyrighted by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the USA. Originally the manuscript of Baha’u’llah and the New Era was revised and approved by `Abdu’l-Baha and after his death, by Shoghi Effendi as well as by a committee of the National Baha’i Assembly of England.1
A great difficulty with Baha’ism's Manifestations of God is that the Manifestations contradict each other in doctrinal matters. These doctrines cannot be reconciled. This is not only true of minor issues, such as ritual, but these disagreements cut to the heart of every fundamental teaching. Francis Beckwith has written,
"All roads lead to God, I've heard so many people say But when they get to Jonestown
We continue with the mention of a tablet or official letter,
"'Tablet' (Lawh) was sent by `Abbas Efendi to Hajji Mulla Husayn of Lar" in which `Abbas Efendi writes in part, 'O shameful Yahya…thou shalt behold thyself in the lowest depths of Hell. For abasement, remorse and disgrace shall be the portion of those who violate the Covenant of the High, the Mighty.'"1
"New York Herald for Sunday, August 12, 1900…The head-lines are as follows: 'These believe that Christ has returned to Earth.'-'Strange Faith Has Attracted Many Followers, a large Number of Whom are in New York City.'-'A New Gospel according to `Abbas of Acre.'
"These notes of Khayru'llah's propagandist lectures in America, though fragmentary, are instructive as to the methods he adopted and the modifications he introduced into Baha'i doctrine to adapt it to American taste and comprehension. Particularly noticeable is the extensive application of Bible prophecies, especially the very ingenious interpretations of the obscure sayings and numbers in the Book of Daniel and in the Apocalypse of St John."1
It is a fascinating account of how the Baha'i Faith was presented in the North America by its early proselytizers.
The notes which we began to consider in part 1 further state,
"The believers are given some mysterious name which openly they always call 'The Greatest Name.' It is given very privately and in a very solemn manner. They are supposed to make use of it when in need. I am sorry to say that some people have sent the letter for the sake of the rest of the teaching and for a mysterious something which they hope to get…
This is a segment of an essay which presents quotes from a book by Professor Edward G. Brown who is favorably mentioned in Baha'i writings.1
1. See, Prepared under the supervision of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada, The Baha'i World (Formerly: Baha'i Year Book) A Biennial International Record Volume II April 1926-April 1928 (New York: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1928), p. 231 also J. E.