And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. – Revelation 19:15 (KJV)
This past week a news story broke about a church called “World Peace and Unification Sanctuary” holding a religious event where “crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony…” (AP)
The AR-15s were unloaded. The weapons were checked at the door to ensure this.
The Associated Press (AP) reported that the church, which has a worldwide following, believes the AR-15 symbolizes the “rod of iron” in the book of Revelation, and encouraged couples to bring the weapons.
The AP also reported that Rev. Sean Moon leads the church and he is the son of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, a self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Church, which critics regard as a cult.
When I wrote about this in my “Thursday Numbers” column, I added, “There’s a church for everyone…” and apparently this is true.