This book of Rev. Wise’s excellent sermons was compiled by Rev. Calvin C. Wilson after Rev. Wise’s passing on Sept. 18, 1967 (born 1920). Exactly 7 years later, Rev. Moon, Sung-Myung delivered the sermon “The New Future of Christianity” to over 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden.
As is sometimes the case with the premature departure to the eternal world of the spirit, Rev. Wise’s illness and death at 47, leaving his wife and young children behind, perhaps constituted some small indemnity condition for American Christianity to hear God’s message to revive America, delivered on that day by Rev. Moon. His message closed with an earnest request to pray and ask God directly to “know if Reverend Moon is telling the truth.”
Ladies and gentlemen, I have come here to Madison Square Garden tonight in obedience to God’s command. The Bible says: And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.’ (Acts 2:17)
We are living in such an extraordinary time, at the birth of a new age! Heaven is quite near. And if you earnestly call upon God, He will answer you.
You must urgently ask Him, “How can I know if Reverend Moon is telling the truth?” Do not let me or anyone else answer that question for you. Let God answer you directly.
So go in peace, and please ask God earnestly, sincerely. Confront God in prayer. God will reveal the answer to you.
The new hope for mankind is the Messiah. And that “great and terrible day of the Lord” is at hand. It is up to you whether that day will be great or terrible. If you meet the Messiah, for you that day will be great. But if you fail to meet him, then for you that day will indeed be terrible.
God bless you. Thank you for your attentive listening.