Questions from 7000 Christian Ministers visiting Korea, 1985-1989
answered by Kevin McCarthy,
American main Principle teacher of the Unification Movement.


The Second Coming: the Anti-Christ

23.1 Is the anti-christ here on earth now? As I have studied, the anti-Christ is one that will take over almost all of the world and many would be lead astray. If Rev. Moon is the Messiah now, what about the anti-christ? I thought he would come just before Christ.

The anti-christ is here on earth and taking over the world while the saints are asleep and fighting amongst themselves. The DMZ the 38th parallel is the front line between God and Satan. Satan's. plan to destroy God's world centers around communist ideology. In this century, communism has murdered 150,000,000 (a concervative estimate) people. It is growing, two thirds of the world population is now under communist rule. Communism teaches:

Communism is rising as World Christianity, divided and unsure of its global responsibility, sits idly by. Communism is the supreme idolatry against which the Christian World should unite. God sent Rev. Moon to carry out this mission. There is a limited amount of time for us, this generation of Christians to fulfill global responsibility.

23.2 The anti-christ will also walk among us as a man doing great works. How will we know the difference?

A bad tree cannot produce good fruit according to Jesus. The anti-christ is communism. Communism is a God-denying, Christ-denying ideology that exalts man as "good".

23.3 Won't the uniting of the One World Church be a sign of the coming anti-christ?

The "One World" system will be a God-denying, man-entered movement for world dominion. This is Communism.

23.4 From where do you derive your understanding of the anti-christ?

You must understand the ideology and practice of communism to deeply appreciate its "anti-christ" spirit. Communism is a totally man-centered, God and Christ denying and violence condoning movement for world domination. It has murdered over 150,000,000 in this century and yet millions are still turning to Marxist revolution for salvation. It presently claims dominion over 2/3 of the world population and is rising. Marx hated religion and surmised that the true enemy of man was this foolish notion of God's existence. It is why, whenever communism takes over a nation, the first executed are the religious figures, the first book burned is the Holy Bible. The ultimate target is the USA, and the sole obstacle to that goal is a unified Christian foundation.

The mission of the Second Coming is to extend salvation to the family level. We call this God's blessing of marriage. When God's blessing comes to marriage, it will begin the expansion process that is the Kingdom of Heaven. Like all opportunities, it should be understood first, and appreciated second. Then let those who wish to understand, do so.

In terms of Christ's Second Coming, is Matt. 25:31-46 the pattern of Christ anti-christ the same as Cain and Abel etc.?

The foundation of Cain and Abel always begins on a small level and moves to the higher level. For example at the time of Jesus, Jesus was in the central Abel position. John and his foundation were in the position of Cain (John's baptism of Jesus bears the same significance as Jacob receiving the blessing from the angel). If John's foundation of people had come over to Jesus, then Jesus would be able to move to the next providential level.

That would be Jesus and the people prepared for the Lord (John's former foundation) standing on the Abel side and the existing religious foundation (Judaism: Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, etc.) standing on the Cain side. If Jesus had united this foundation, He would have then created the internal Israel in the Abel position on the next level. Herod (who was a descendant of Esau) and the existing political foundation, external Israel, would stand in the position of Cain. If Jesus could have united this foundation, the Abel nation would be formed and Jesus would then be on a foundation to move to the world level.

God had also prepared the world, dividing it into internal (Abel) and external (Cain) camps. The internal world was represented by the eastern religious cultural sphere. This would have been Jesus' next target, the eastern world. That is why at His birth God had sent wise men from that developing eastern world. On the foundation of the Abel nation (Israel) Jesus would then move to the next foundation, that is, to unite the Abel nation (Israel) with the eastern religious cultural sphere in the position of Cain.

This would have formed the internal (Abel) world sphere. The external world sphere was represented by the Roman Empire in the Cain position. Uniting this foundation would have then brought into substantial reality the prophecies of the Old Testament such Isaiah 2, 9, and 11. This same process has been very much a part of the dispensation centering on the Second Coming. The world today, divided into two camps bears the same significance as the divided world of 2000 years ago, with communism as the representative of the anti-christ in today's world.

23.6 What about Jesus' warning in Matt. 24:23?

I'm not saying He is in the desert or in the inner rooms, I'm only sharing what God placed upon my heart and asking you to pray about it. If Jesus called Rev. Moon, He will know and confirm it for you.

23.7 There is a movement in the world which claims that a gentleman by the name "matreya" is the awaited "Christ". Will the real Second Advent please stand up?! He is supposed to be living in London and will soon reveal himself to mankind.

If you will study history, especially Jewish history at the time of Jesus, you will find that Jesus was considered to be the "cult" leader of His day. I should say, considered to be another one of those cult leaders of His day. At the time of Jesus there were also many other figures and movements that were claiming to be the fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant and prophesy for the "anointed one".

Jesus emerged out of such an environment. The period of history and the circumstances of history that Jesus faced have been recreated in this age for the New Israel to unbind the failures of the Old Israel.