Watch the full sermon "The Heretics of the Times" by Rev. Young Tack Yang on March 18, 2018.
Bible verse: Matthew 27:27-44 (NIV)
27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said...
As we are all excited toward the special weekend during this holiday season - "Revival Starts With Me" Rally on Dec. 16 at City of Refuge, and "Int'l Celebration of Christmas" on Dec. 17 at Old World Village, some thoughts may arise in your mind. "Why do we have rallies for North and South Korea unification?" "How it is possible?" We invite you to read the message by Rev. Sun Myung Moon in 2000, titled "World unification and North-South Unification Will Be Accomplished by True Love". "...Once North-South unification is accomplished in Korea, the unification of the world will follow automatically. Do you think that political power, military force, or economic wealth can bring about unification? There isn't even the slightest chance of this. That is the reason I am speaking to you in this way.
Before the Blessing, I was working for the Washington Times. I was one of the very first people to come to the Washington Times. Actually, before that I was working for the News World Press, in New York. We used to print the News World communications. I used to go to the Tiffany building from New Jersey to get the negatives, the plates for the rollers. One time I came to New York to get the plates and I saw this huge number of members, a lot of them foreign, very well-looking people. So there was some kind of a meeting, and this meeting was about who would be joining the Washington Times. It didn’t exist yet, and Father was really “Let’s set up this”. I was very excited to see all of this, and I picked up my plates and went back to New Jersey.
In the early 90s, when I was state leader of South Carolina, I got a phone call from a church sister. She told me about her younger sister Rebecca, who had joined the church, struggled a lot and left. Since then she had been married and had children, but now she was thinking of coming back. She gave me her phone number. I went out to visit Rebecca in the town she lived in, in an apartment just like the hundreds I had fundraised in. I just asked her how she was doing and let her talk. She poured out her struggles, experiences good and bad, her hopes and fears. Over several visits, she talked everything out. She was considering how to return. One day, as I was leaving, she wanted to give me something. The only thing she could find in her apartment was a bag of apples she had just bought.