Chong Gam Nok prophecy in DP has nothing to do with Moon
Chong Gam Nok
“Chong-Gam-Nok 鄭鑑録 means: ‘The record of Chong Kam’
The earliest written evidence of a document called Chong-Gam-Nok dates from 1785, but it is known that ideas from it were circulating at the time of Chong Yorip’s plot of 1589. Other plans from the time of Prince Kwanghae onwards had a similar background. Some historians believe that the predictions contained in Chong-Gam-Nok were symptomatic of widespread distress at the state of the government in mid-Choson. No manuscript or early printed edition has survived: only rough manuscript versions appear to have circulated before the 20th century. The core section tells of Chong Kam, a supposed ancestor of the Chong clans, talking with a supposed ancestor of the Yi in the Diamond Mountains and predicting that after some centuries of Yi rule in Hanyang (Seoul), the crown would pass to a Chong dynasty, set up on Kyeryong-san in South Chungchong province. The Chong dynasty would be followed in due time by a Cho dynasty, then Pom, Wang and other dynasties, all with different capitals. In the version printed in 1923, other elements of a similar prophetic kind have been added.”
Korea: A Historical and Cultural Dictionary (1999)
by Keith Pratt and Richard Rutt
1. The crown will pass to a Chong dynasty, then Cho, Pom and Wang. In Korea the family blood-line is crucial. It cannot be changed. Moon is not on the list. The prophecy is about a man named Chong, descended from Chong Mong Joo, the most famous scholar in the ancient Koryo dynasty. The family name of Chong is repeated many times.
2. The language of the book is ambiguous and can be interpreted in many ways, but it is clear about the Chong lineage.
3. When the Chong-Gam-Nok was printed for the first time in 1923, other material was added. It has mixed sources.
4. “Chong Do Ryung” means “Chong – adorable young man of noble descent”. ref scholar Kyuk Am Yu Rok and others. Compare this translation of “Chong Do Ryung” with the Divine Principle translation below.
5. 鄭 can be written as Chong / Chung / Jeong
Divine Principle (1996) pp.404-05 and World Scripture II (2007) page 552
3.3.4 Messianic Prophecies
“The Korean people have long cherished a messianic hope, nurtured by the clear testimonies of their prophets. The First Israel believed in the testimonies of its prophets that the Messiah would come as their king, establish the Kingdom and bring them salvation. The Second Israel was able to endure an arduous path of faith due in part to their hope in the return of Christ. Similarly, the Korean people, the Third Israel, have believed in the prophecy that the Righteous King will appear and found a glorious and everlasting kingdom in their land. Clinging to this hope, they found the strength to endure their afflictions. This messianic idea among the Korean people was revealed through the Chonggamnok, a book of prophecy written in the fourteenth century at the beginning of the Yi dynasty.
Because this prophecy foretold that a new king would emerge, the ruling class tried to suppress it. The Japanese colonial regime tried to stamp out this notion by burning the book and oppressing its believers. After Christianity became widely accepted, the idea was ridiculed as superstition. Nevertheless, this messianic hope still lives on, deeply ingrained in the soul of the Korean people. The hoped-for Righteous King foretold in the Chonggamnok has the appellation Chongdoryong (the one who comes with the true Word of God). In fact, this is a Korean prophecy of the Christ who is to return to Korea. Even before the introduction of Christianity to Korea, God had revealed through the Chonggamnok that the Messiah would come to that land. Today, scholars affirm that many passages of this book of prophecy coincide with the prophecies in the Bible.
Furthermore, among the faithful of every religion in Korea are those who have received revelations that the founders of their religions will return to Korea. We learned through our study of the progress of cultural spheres that all religions are converging toward one religion. God’s desire is for Christianity of the Last Days to become this final religion which can assume the responsibility of completing the goals of the many religions in history. The returning Christ, who comes as the center of Christianity, will attain the purposes which the founders of religions strove to accomplish. Therefore, with respect to his mission, Christ at his return may be regarded as the second coming of the founder of every religion. When the second comings of the founders of the various religions appear in Korea in fulfillment of the diverse revelations, they will not come as different individuals. One person, Christ at the Second Advent, will come as the fulfillment of all these revelations. The Lord whose coming has been revealed to believers in various religions, including the Maitreya Buddha in Buddhism, the True Man in Confucianism, the returning Ch’oe Su-un who founded the religion of Ch’ondogyo, and the coming of Chongdoryong in the Chonggamnok, will be none other than Christ at the Second Advent.”
The Words of David S. C. Kim from May 1, 1984
“It was during the first week of February 1954 that I accepted Father as the Messiah, come, as prophesied in the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible; as the Second Coming of the founders of major religions in other non-Christian sacred books; and as the Righteous Man (Chung Do-Ryung) in the so-called Chung-Gam-Rok, a prophetic book written during the Lee Dynasty in modern Korean history.”
As a Korean, David S. C. Kim would know very clearly that 鄭 is the family name Chong/Chung and that the prophecy had nothing to do with anyone from the Moon clan.
He was deceiving all the non-Korean UC members. All the Koreans understood the real meaning of 鄭.
Here are some examples of 鄭
鄭達玉 Chong Dal-ok, the mother of Dong-sook Nim
鄭大和 Chong Dae-hwa, the wife of 金榮輝 Kim Young-hwi
The real reason Moon came to the USA in 1973 “Moon fell foul of the authorities in South Korea in 1973…”
Moon argued for his own divinity and that of his wife, and kept a tight control over his followers. When Moon fell foul of the authorities in South Korea in 1973, he relocated to the United States, expanding the activities of the sect, and preaching that salvation would come from Korea. Implicated in the 1970s “Koreagate” scandal and convicted of U.S. income tax fraud in 1982, Moon moved to Brazil. From there, he returned to South Korea in 1998. Although his followers are not large in numbers in South Korea, the Unification Church is relatively rich and operates on an international scale. In South Korea, it is particularly associated with the ginseng monopoly and with arms manufacturing. Since the early 1990s, there have been growing links between the church and North Korea, especially in the economic field.
from page 212 of
Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea: 2nd Edition
By Andrew C. Nahm, James E. Hoare
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Scarecrow Press; 2nd Revised edition (24 Jun 2004)
About the Authors
ANDREW C. NAHM, who wrote the first edition, was one of the leading authorities on Korea, founding and directing the Center for Korean Studies at Western Michigan University. He has written or edited numerous works including Introduction to Korean History and Culture, Korean History, and Korea: Tradition and Transformation – A History of the Korean People.
JAMES E. HOARE, who produced the second edition, was a member of the British Diplomatic Service from 1969 to 2003. Among his many postings, he served at the British Embassy in Seoul as well as those in Pyongyang and Beijing. Since retirement, he has been teaching at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and writing on Japan and the Koreas, this including books such as Korea an Introduction and Conflict in Korea. He is also the co-author of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
A speech by Mr. Salonen, which appeared in New Hope News, a Unification Church publication, read as follows: “When Father came to the United States his primary purpose was to do things to make him influential in Korea. The Day of Hope tour and specially the rallies in support of President Nixon were far more significant due to the impact they had in Korea than their impact here… If it was important in Korea and if it helped to bring the government and our church close together then it was more important than anything else.”
The CIG Constitution: Isolationist Dogma
Moonies think they are an all inclusive new religion. They always state that they believe in “the family” and that they believe in “unity”. But in reality, when time has given them a chance to practice those values, the proof of what they believe becomes self-evident. The only unity they practice is unity with people they hope to convert or have converted. And the only family they really believe in is the Moon family. The proof of this is when someone leaves the church they are no longer seen as God’s people but Satan’s people. And when their children leave the church the parents, more often than not, reject their own children in favor of keeping their own religion/faith in the Moon family. In truth, Moonies are strict isolationists and their CIG Constitution mirrors their isolationism.
Moon’s Eclipse of Ideology
In 1990, at the time when communist regimes were crumbling around the globe, Moon and his Unification Church apparently had a eclipse of ideology and began trying to establish a business foothold in Russia, China, North Korea, and Vietnam.
In defending “Father’s” overtures to the communists, Moonie leader Tom Ward said Unification Church politics have been “misunderstood.” “We were never an organization on the extreme Right,” said Ward, a former Marxist student in Paris, who was converted by Moon in 1972. Moon met with the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 and presented him with a gift of $1 million from the Moon organization to Various Soviet “charities.”
Moon explained his new found friendship with Moscow to Moscow News, “The Soviet Union will be the center of God’s providence in the next century. Fortunately the Soviet Union has avoided some of the evils of the Western society … I clearly envision a moral renaissance for the Soviet Union that will dramatically affect the entire world. One of my greatest goals is to catalyze that renaissance.” In the summer of 1991, Moon, with the help of allies in the Bush Administration, violated the U.S.-imposed trade embargo against Vietnam and ordered two of his companies— the Korea-based Sea Yong International, and the Japanese firm, Saeilo Machinery Japan—to join a partnership with the Vietnam’s Communist Party to form Mekong Corp. Moon originally invested over $36 million in Mekong which is building cars and trucks in Saigon and Hanoi. The Communist Party retains a 30 percent interest in Mekong.
In December of that year, Moon traveled to North Korea and met with that country’s communist dictator, Kim Il Sung, and reportedly signed a contract to invest billions in the North Korean economy. The Foreign Assets Control Regulations, authorized under the federal Trading With the Enemy Act, forbid U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens from doing business with the government of Vietnam and North Korea. As a permanent resident alien of the United States, Moon violated those laws. Federal agents ignored the “new Messiah’s” violations of U.S. law and have refused to prosecute. Most of Moon’s conservative allies still refuse to accept media reports that Moon sees himself as the son of God and that he preaches that democracy is a flop which should be replaced by a one-world government.
Soon after Moon went through his dramatic ideological metamorphosis from staunch anti-communist to his new conviction of love the communists for God and profit, the U.S. government began changing U.S. policies pertaining to communist Vietnam and by 1992, it was legal for U.S. companies to enter Vietnam and open their offices.
On Feb. 3, 1994, President Bill Clinton established normalized trade relations with Vietnam despite the protests by the two major POW/MIA family organizations, all the major veterans organizations, and the belief held by 80 percent of the American people that Vietnam is still holding American prisoners of war. It is no secret that Moon wanted the U.S.-imposed trade embargo against Vietnam lifted because it was hurting Vietnam’s economy and, in turn, the ability of its citizens to afford Moon’s cars and trucks. The question is, what effect did Moon’s lobbying and influence peddling within the U.S. government have on President Clinton’s decision to betray America’s missing in action by normalizing trade relations with Vietnam?
If the extent of Moon’s success in buying influence and power from within the U.S. government is ever exposed, it will be one of the scariest scandals our democracy has ever witnessed.
By Ted Sampley
February/March 1995 Issue
U.S. Veteran Dispatch
Moon: Nixon “going up and up”
Moon speaks on January 1st 1974 at Belvedere
"From 1972 until now, very important presidents were either assassinated, or died in accidents; this is no coincidence at all. If they are arrogant enough to want hegemony over the world, they will be ruined in God’s power. I had the proclamation on the Watergate issue placed in so many newspapers. I wrote letters to every one of the senators and congressmen – my personal letters to them. Some will make light of my letters; some will take them seriously and will then send me answers. It is a historical fact that we have opened up the channel to reach the White House within these two years.
American history will have to record my name when the history of the Watergate is written. Like it or not, the later generations will talk about me and what I have done at this stage. I have in mind to publish the record of what we have done on the Watergate issue. I might call it “the Watergate Treasure house" or something like that.
We will write many essays and print in book form and give it to every library all over the world. From the point when I made the proclamation on the Watergate issue, President Nixon has been going up and up, rising instead of falling. Public polls indicate about a 7 percent rise of those in favor of President Nixon. If that percentage reaches 21 percent, he cannot fall again; he will be lifted up.”
The Truth Can Be Followed Without Moon
Question: Where do the qualifications for the Messiah come from? Many people have asked this question, and I don’t know the answer.
Answer: You should not let them ask questions before they study the whole Principle thoroughly. In their understanding of the truth, you must build logically to the conclusion. If this Principle is Truth, then the conclusion must be true. You must convince them with the Truth first. They should be convinced to follow this truth, even without our Master. The Truth is so real and true, that it can be followed even without or apart from him. The qualifications alone will not persuade them to accept him. They have to accept the Truth, the Divine Principle, first. That is why Jesus did not reveal his identity. He told the disciples not to tell people who he was.”
A few weeks before Moon’s passing, a woman claims to be possessed by a Moonie-demon.
Spirits Call Sun Myung Moon a ‘Thief’
Question: What makes Mr. Moon think he is the Messiah?
Sun Myung Moon answers: “The mission of the Lord of the Second Advent is to bring the Truth, the words of God. So if this Principle is Truth and from God, then the one who brought this message is to be the one…..Until the Lord of the Second Advent discovered the secret identity of Satan, those in Paradise did not know. That is why they called him ‘thief’ when he revealed the crime before the throne of God. They felt he was stealing the field…..But for the highest truth, spirits cannot help you. They will not tell you because they don’t know. And God will not tell you outright.Therefore you have to search, to find out by yourself…..In that way I discovered the crime of Satan…..After I discovered the Divine Principle, the Truth, I had to work all alone without God’s help and with no help from the spirit world.”
Chapter 1, The Master Speaks On The Lord Of The Second Advent
Sun Myung Moon was a member of the Jesus Church from his youth until 1947 when he formed his own spiritual group. The most important male leaders of the Jesus Church were Lee Yong-do and his fellow students from the theological seminary Lee Ho-bin and Lee Hwan-shin, and Paek Nam-ju and Han Joon-myung. Rev. Lee Ho-bin blessed the marriage of Sun Myung Moon and Choi Sun-kil in 1943 in Cheolsan, North Pyong-an Province.The leader of the Israel Monastery, Rev. Kim Paek-mun, belonged to the Jesus Church, too. Kim Paek-mun wrote two books, Theology of the Holy Ghost and The Basic Principle of Christianity. Kim included in his book Theology of the Holy Ghost a chapter titled “Principle of Restoration” which was a theological basis for yongch’e or pigarum ceremonies for changing the blood lineage. Kim Paek-mun’s books are viewed as summation of the theology of Hwang Guk-ju and Lee Yong-do (see all sources in my book).
The leaders of the Jesus Church were theologians and they had adopted their interpretation of the Fall from the Jewish pseudepicgraphic literature which consists mainly of apocalypses.This Jewish literature originates from the 3rd to the 1st century BCE. This literature suggests that a fallen angel, Satan or the ‘Serpent’, seduced Eve in the Garden of Eden to have a spiritual sexual relationship with him. Satan polluted Eve and she transferred this pollution further to Adam when she seduced him to have sex with her physically. Satan and Eve had a son, Cain, as a result of their sexual union. We thus have a Jewish doctrine of inherited corruption, which, derived from Satan, was transmitted by Eve to all her seed. This poison was removed from Israel by the great redemptive act in the nation’s history, the giving of the Law at Mt. Sinai, but it still remains in the Gentiles. By observing the Commandments a human being is cleansed from his or her impurity. He or she is purged from the pollution of the old Serpent (see all sources in my book).
Sun Myung Moon was called a ‘thief’ by spirits in the Paradise because in reality he stole the Fall story and the Divine Principle as well as all ritual practices from the Jesus Church. SO SUN MYUNG MOON DOES NOT FULFILL THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE MESSIAH EVEN ACCORDING TO HIS OWN DEFINITIONS.
Check out Kirsti’s book "Change of Blood Lineage Through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church"
The UC Sells Indulgences
An opinion piece by Kirsti Nevalainen, author of “Change of Blood Lineage through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church”:
You can’t buy the salvation of your own soul or the souls of your ancestors by giving money to the UC. The Roman Catholic Church sold indulgences in the Middle Ages and it had disastrous results: The Protestant Revolution began.
You can save your own soul and the souls of your ancestors by leading a pure and ethical life, by following the Golden Rule: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12, New International Version). This ethical rule is valid for the followers of every religion.
You are the summary of your ancestors on both sides of your father and mother. This is a biological fact: you carry in yourself the genes of your ancestors. Therefore you are the summary of your ancestors. Sun Myung Moon’s and Hak Ja Han’s blessing does not change this biological fact. When you behave yourself ethically and follow the Golden Rule, you save your own soul and the souls of your ancestors.