The Book of Genesis - Sun Myung Moon
The teachings on these pages are excerpted from the sermons of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, whose public ministry has spanned nearly 60 years. Some 43 years of that ministry is represented by the selections contained herein, beginning with the earliest speeches translated Into English. This volume is a companion to the immensely popular The Life and Mission of Jesus Christ - which was also drawn front the huge volume of sermons given by Reverend Moon over the years. Clergy and believers alike were both surprised and moved by the depth of understanding of Jesus' heart revealed in that collection, even as they were challenged by the hold new insights It contained.
Reverend Moon, already 83 years old, continues to lead a worldwide religious movement by his own personal example. That movement is active in 190 nations, and has touched virtually every realm of human endeavor, from media and the arts to ocean enterprises and agriculture; from inter-religious dialogue, humanitarian and peace work to education, industry and technological development, and so much more.
The man who with his wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, inspires and leads these efforts remains controversial and enigmatic to many What has compelled so many people of every race and religious background, young and old alike, to support and follow him? How has his life's work continued to expand and grow, despite opposition and persecution?
The answers to these questions can best be found in the profound insights that Reverend Moon has shared throughout his life and ministry The meaning and purpose of life; the origin of evil and suffering; the direction and goal of human history; these and other key teachings have shed fresh light on the meaning of the scriptures.
It is impossible to comprehend the man or his mission and life's work without understanding his deep relationship with God, our Heavenly Father, and his desire to comfort and liberate Gods heart by realizing the world of His original ideal.
This volume weaves together many of these themes, drawn from the stories and characters in the book of Genesis. Jesus said "Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you." (Matthew 7:6)
For those whose minds are already made up, or who seek only to criticize or undermine this teaching and ministry, little will be gained from reading this book. But the sincere reader will be moved by the depth and practicality found in the stories of Genesis, which for many have been mere bedtime tales. The genuine seeker will find in these pages the basis for a renewed and full relationship with God.
Whatever one may think about Reverend Sun Myung Moon, he will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most prolific speakers in history. Over two hundred volumes of his sermons have already been published in Korean with countless more volumes yet to be transcribed. This brief but meaningful book offers a sampling of this prolific and profound spiritual teacher I commend it to you.
Easter Sunday, April 20. 2003
Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Continental Director of North America
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification