Though I don’t really recommend watching this, because the phony British accent is obnoxious and giving her a single ‘view’ on YouTube is a little too supportive of her faux-ministry, In Jin opens up her e-sermon by giving a shout out to her two younger sisters and their new husbands.
Mark Bramwell on the Providential Blessings
The church has committed cardinal errors already in the realm of the Word (“revision” of Cheon Seong Gyeong), in the realm of the nation (phony “Cheon Il Guk constitution”) and now finally in the crucial realm of the Blessing. Can such a church be rescued? I don’t see how. Better to prepare a lifeboat and encourage blessed families to flee the sinking ship.
Here are some of the fatal mistakes in their theological reasoning:
- This Blessing event is supposed to have “providential significance” but it is actually just a forgiveness ceremony of a couple of True Children who are mixing God’s lineage with the fallen lineage. Such Blessed Children are relegated to 1st gen status, losing their position as blessed children. We are supposed to use these bad examples to educate members. However, we should use them to educate members about what NOT to do, i.e. that we should NOT throw away God’s lineage for the sake of a romance with someone out of the 1st Gen.
- “True Parents spoke about how in the future the wall dividing the Blessing for first and second-generation members would disappear” Where is this to be found in Father’s teachings?
- “Roman leaders and aristocrats began to admire and respect the lifestyle of these Christians, and began to marry Christians. This allowed the heavenly tradition and God’s word to take root, and ultimately led to the victorious providence of the Roman Emperor Theodosius making Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire. In the same way, the joint Holy Wedding of Yeon-jin nim and Jeung-jin nim, as a Blessing centered on our Heavenly Parent and True Parents, shall surely become a providential occasion that reflects Heaven’s grace and love, and a basis from which Cheon Il Guk will be further substantiated.”
It is a fallacy to compare the situation of the Christians in the Roman Empire with the situation of Unificationists in the fallen world today. While you can become a Christian by baptism in water, you cannot become a Blessed Child except by birth into God’s restored lineage. Blessed Children and 1st gen are of a fundamentally different spiritual origin, which is why, when 2nd Gen marry 1st, they give up their status as Blessed Children. In no way can Cheon Il Guk be substantiated by such mixed-up Blessings. Father said that the Israelites failed because they intermarried with the Canaanites.
Anyway, I can hardly imagine “leaders and aristocrats” in today’s society being much attracted to the current church. You must be joking.
What happened to the heavenly tradition of Matching whereby parents, representing God, or parents and children together find a spouse? What is the difference between the marriage of Yeon Jin Nim and Jeung-Jin Nim and those in the fallen world? Nothing, except that they are being conducted under the dishonest guise of a “great providential ceremony” – yet another example of the “Emperor’s New Clothes”.
Why not keep your feet on the ground, show honesty, and simply say that the two youngest True Daughters have sinned against the heavenly tradition and are now being forgiven – with a warning to the 2nd Gen not to commit the same mistake?
- “True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, who have given permission and blessed Yeon-jin nim’s and Jeung-jin nim’s joint Holy Wedding with a heart of true love in order to embrace and save all humankind.” You do not embrace and save humankind by compromising God’s pure lineage and finding boyfriends and girlfriends in the fallen world. That is confusing and misleading humankind.
- All this blasphemy is being done in the name of “True Parents” but has nothing to do with Father’s teachings at all. It will speed up the downfall of the church and drag other Blessed Children down with it.
How Did Moon Get God’s Blood Lineage?
Back row from left: Won-pil Kim, Moon and Clayton O. Wadsworth (a pastor with the US army). Front row: unknown, Deuk-eun Chong, and in front of Wadsworth is Kee-hwan Lee. In 1946 Deuk-eun Chong began to attend a church in the Pyongyang area named Kwang-ya Kyohoe. In this church she met Pak Wol-yong (the “wife of Jehovah”) and Sun Myung Moon.
Sun Myung Moon had a pikareum sexual rite with Grandmother Pak Wol-yong, the ‘wife of Jehovah’ in Pyongyang in June 1946. She was the earthly wife of God, a Goddess incarnate. She was the only way to connect sexually with God for Sun Myung Moon and other male followers. Through this sexual ceremony Pak Wol-yong’s male disciples got a new blood lineage or a new spiritual body from God. But SMM never admitted this publicly and followed her only for one year. So SMM denied and failed his Messiah on earth. SMM should have followed and served Ms. Pak Wol-yong for at least seven years in order to learn and respect the motherly heart of God. Only after this course he would have been able to put into practice God’s love in his own immediate family and society. SMM never learned to know the Mother God and therefore he failed in his mission.
Unification Church business manufactured the Vulcan 20mm cannon
Kook Jin Moon
November 2011“Yeah, we made the Vulcan cannon. We actually started with air rifles. Then the M1 carbine. We’ve made the Vulcan cannon, the 400 mm cannon…”
The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate. The M61 and its derivatives have been the principal cannon armament of United States military fixed-wing aircraft for fifty years.
Michael Mickler (Professor of Church History, UTS)
June 3, 2013 “Unification movement-owned factories in Korea manufactured M-1 rifles and the Vulcan Cannon. During the 1980s, the movement-funded Washington Times supported intermediate-range missiles in Europe, SDI (i.e., the militarization of space), and violent revolt of the Nicaraguan Contras. More recently, Kook Jin Moon, the owner of Kahr Arms, a successful gun manufacturer, claimed, “In the Kingdom of Heaven, all people would…bear arms.” Abel, he said, should never have let himself be killed by Cain but instead used his creativity “to develop a weapon.”
Moon business, Tong-il Heavy Industries, manufactures machine guns
Peace King Moon and his gun factory:
Joe Kinney writes about manufacturing guns (August 1999):
Moon goes hunting with rifle, but he did not want to defend his country
He was arrested and charged with dodging the draft when South Korea was attacked by the communists during the Korean War. It was reported in newspapers in the 1950s that he had lied about his age.
Hyo-won Eu: “We were interrogated for evading the draft and for illegally confining people.”
Robert B. Boettcher and Gordon L. Freedman, Gifts of Deceit
“Rumors reached the American Embassy that Moon was a ritual womanizer. Reportedly, young girls underwent sexual initiation into his cult; he would thus purge them of the Satanic spirits that inhabited Eve and lead them to the Divine Principle. He was jailed for three months in 1955 by South Korean authorities on charges reported by newspapers and government agencies as draft evasion, forgery, “pseudo-religion,” and false imprisonment of a university coed compelled to adopt his religion.”
Gifts of Deceit ISBN: 978-0030445767
Hyo-jin Moon and guns
Hyo-jin Moon and Sun Myung Moon with guns
In The Shadow Of The Moons: My Life In The Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Family by Nan-sook Hong
Little, Brown & Co. Boston, New York, Toronto & London, 1998
I did not know Hyo Jin well but I had heard enough to know he was the black sheep of the Moon family. He was in elementary school when the Moons moved to America. He had been a diligent, if reluctant, student in Korea. Peter Kim, the Reverend Moon’s personal assistant, was assigned to tutor the young heir apparent. Hyo Jin vowed that when he went to America, he would have more freedom than he had known in Seoul.
The move to the United States was not an easy transition for him. Life was even more isolated in the Moon compound in Tarrytown than it had been in Seoul. At home the Moon children were left to the care of church elders and baby-sitters. At school they were the ultimate outsiders.
They were sent to the private Hackley School, where their identities as Moonies subjected them to teasing or outright scorn. Hyo Jin was expelled from Hackley in middle school for bringing a BB gun to school and shooting at several classmates.
After Hyo Jin was expelled from Hackley, the Reverend Moon sent him to live with Bo Hi Pak, one of his original disciples, in McLean, a wealthy Virginia suburb outside of Washington, D.C. It was the Reverend Moon’s theory that his followers were responsible for rearing the Messiah’s children. The Reverend Moon, after all, was responsible for the care of the world. It was an odd theory for a man who claimed to be the model father of the ideal family, and no one felt the dichotomy more than Hyo Jin Moon.
Hyo Jin’s behavior only deteriorated in Washington. In a large public school, there were fistfights and worse. It was in Washington that he was first introduced to illegal drugs.
A frustrated Reverend Moon sent Hyo Jin back to Korea for high school, hoping that the supervision of church elders in his own culture would straighten him out. It did not work out that way.
“When I went to Korea, I started going out with many girls,” he confessed in his 1988 speech to members.
“I really loved one in particular and wanted to marry her. Her parents liked the idea; they thought Father had a lot of money. They encouraged both of us, invited me to their home. They were nice to me. We became very close, almost lived together. I had sex with her. I wanted to do everything in my power to stay with her. I wanted to be matched with her or nobody else. After school, I would sleep over at her house and she at my house, all through high school.
I drank a bottle of whiskey a day. If I didn’t have money, I would buy corn whiskey, cheap and potent. I had to be drunk all the time…I touched bottom. I was listening to my heart cry. I started suffocating. I wanted to kill myself. How could I face Father. I thought the best way was to disappear, then I would have no burden. Many times I sat with a gun pointed to my head, practiced what it would be like. I only cared about my physical body. I was worse than other kids. I was so physical and selfish. I didn’t care how I affected other people. That’s how I grew up.”
Moon married 15-year-old Nan-sook Hong to Hyo Jin Moon. (That was against New York State law.)
Manhattan Center became the fuel that powered Hyo Jin’s moral collapse. It was a source of ready cash to finance his cocaine habit, his growing arsenal of guns, and his nightly drinking binges.
He would order his inner circle to accompany him to Korean bars in Queens, where he cavorted openly with “hostesses” and drank himself senseless.
Nan-sook Hong in 1999
His verbal abuse of me had grown from obscenity-laden insults to threats of physical harm. He would open the gun case he kept in our bedroom and stroke one of his high-powered rifles. “Do you know what I could do to you with this?” he would ask. He kept a machine gun, a gift from True Parents, under our bed.
[Mrs. Moon] returned from her closet safe with a Gucci handbag. It contained a hundred thousand dollars in cash. This was “seed money” for our family’s future, she told me. I should invest it wisely, perhaps in gold. Later, she said, she would give us another three hundred thousand dollars. Was she bribing me? I was advised to store it in a safe deposit box in a bank in Tarrytown. Had I deposited it in a savings account we would have to do the unthinkable: pay taxes on it. The safe deposit box was a mistake, of course. It provided Hyo Jin with ready access to cash. He used the money that was earmarked for our children’s future to buy a thirty-thousand-dollar gold-plated gun for Father and motorcycles for himself and his brothers.”
Divorce, Drugs, Jail, a Nasty Custody Battle—Family Woes Lay Bare the Dark Side of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon
By Alex Tresniowski
The disillusioned seem to include many of his children, who were raised with a lack of parental supervision in an atmosphere of incredible luxury at two sprawling Westchester County estates, East Garden and Belvedere. The kids were treated to private hairdressers and fawning attendants and were brought up mainly by nannies while the Moons traveled. When Un Jin expressed an interest in horses, Moon built her a $10 million riding facility; Hyun Jin’s fondness for guns led to construction of a huge shooting range. “The sons, especially, are very arrogant,” says the former Moon friend. “They have egos that you couldn’t fit into a banquet hall.”
In 1996, Hyo Jin spent three months in a Massachusetts jail for failing to pay lawyers’ fees related to his divorce, and this February he was locked up for 20 days in Westchester County jail for violating an order of protection obtained by his wife. That followed his 1994 arrest for drunk driving and two 1995 stays at substance-abuse treatment centers, including the Betty Ford Center in California. Hong’s affidavit claims that Hyo Jin—now working as a music producer at the church-affiliated Manhattan Center Studios in New York City—once brought home a box filled with $1 million in cash, then spent $400,000 “buying cocaine and alcohol, entertaining his friends every night and giving expensive gifts to other women.” In September of 1996, during his ongoing divorce proceedings, Hyo Jin filed for bankruptcy (he later withdrew the filing). A deposition in the case quotes him as stating, “All I like was guns and music.”
Hardly the kind of devotion that is likely to attract new followers to the cause. Even so, says attorney Herbert Rosedale, a prominent Moon critic, “the church’s activities are still strong, and their recruitment is still very active.” Indeed, the church still owns the influential conservative newspaper Washington Times, is developing vast tracts of land in South America and operates various foundations that promote Moon’s family-values message.
Full Alex Tresniowski story here:
Sasakawa and Kodama may have had another reason for their alliance with Moon
an excerpt from Inside The League
Scott Anderson and Jon Lee Anderson (1986)
One Moon mission was to rally anti-communist, pro-Korean forces in Asia. With the backing of the Korean government and with funds coming partly from his share in state-controlled Korean industries, including the Tong-il Armaments Company, an armaments manufacturer, Moon established the International Federation for the Extermination of Communism. Although the dramatic name probably endeared him to the Korean military, it was a little much for other countries; the U.S. branch was called the Freedom Leadership Foundation.
It was in Japan that Moon found his bonanza. Membership in the Japanese Unification Church had quickly surpassed that of the original Church in Korea. Even today, with Church membership declining rapidly in the United States and the Korean chapter virtually dormant, the Unification Church in Japan remains a powerful force.
Ryoichi Sasakawa was the first Japanese leader to see the advantages of the Unification Church. In 1958, the Unification Church was begun in Japan under the name Genri Undo by a man named Nishikawa Masaru. It soon turned out that Masaru was not Japanese at all but was rather a Korean, Choi Sang Ik, who had entered Japan illegally. During Choi’s subsequent immigration trial, Sasakawa interceded as his legal guarantor. From that time on, Sasakawa played an important role as adviser to Genri Undo.
Neither Moon nor Sasakawa was content merely to promote a church, however, in keeping with Sasakawa’s lifetime involvement in ultra-nationalist activities and Moon’s holy quest to establish a “physical mission” on earth, it was necessary to establish a political arm or, even better, to take over an existing one, like the World Anti-Communist League.
In July 1967, Sasakawa arranged a secret cabal at a building he owned on a lake in Yamanashi Prefecture. Among those attending were Reverend Moon, Shirai Tameo, and Osami Kuboki. Tameo was an underworld lieutenant of Yoshio Kodama and secretary of the innocuously named Japan Youth Lectures, a Kodama organization that indoctrinated and trained young members of the yakuza gangs. Kuboki was secretary-general of Japan’s Genri Undo, he also served as an adviser and lecturer to Kodama’s Youth Lectures.
The purpose of the meeting was to create in Japan a Korean-style anti-communist movement that could operate under the umbrella of the World Anti-Communist League and that would further Moon’s global crusade and lend the Japanese yakuza leaders a respectable new facade. Shokyo Rengo, or “Victory Over Communism,” was born. Ryoichi Sasakawa was made overall chairman of Shokyo Rengo, and Yoshio Kodama its chief adviser.
Sasakawa and Kodama may have had another reason for their alliance with Moon. Since the end of World War II, Japan has had extremely strict gun-control laws, and weapons for the yakuza gangs have had to be smuggled in one by one. Under the Korean government’s patronage, the Unification Church owned and operated Tong-il Industries. Tong-il is a weapons manufacturer that makes rifles and components for M-16 assault rifles. It also operates the Yewha Air Gun Company in Kyonggi-Do, Korea.
In 1975, seven years after the Yamanashi conference, the Japanese importer of air rifles from Korea was a shadow company, Angus Arms Company, which was not registered or in any corporate directory. The rifles, according to political analyst Pharris Harvey in a memorandum to the House Subcommittee on International Relations in May 1978, “are sold, exclusively it seems to members of Shokyo Rengo and UC [Unification Church].”
Chapter 5 of Inside the League available here:
Peace King Moon and his gun factory
Mormons Believe God Had Sex With Mary
"…The man Joseph, the husband of Mary, did not, that we know of, have more than one wife, but Mary the wife of Joseph had another husband." (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 11:268)
"…Now remember from this time forth, and forever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten by the Holy Ghost.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1:50-51)
"Jesus Christ is the Son of Elohim, both as spiritual and bodily offspring; that is to say, Elohim is literally the Father of the spirit of Jesus Christ and also of the body in which Jesus Christ performed His mission in the flesh…" (James Talmage, The Articles of Faith, pp. 466-467)
Sun Myung Moon also believed like Mormons that God could have sex, quite literally, with a human woman or women. The grandmother Pak Wol-yong in Pyongyang had sex with God and was called the “wife of Jehovah”. By having sexual intercourse with God she became God’s wife in flesh and could transfer her divinity further to fallen men. Sun Myung Moon and her other male followers got a new spiritual body (yongch’e) or new blood lineage (pikareum) from her through sexual intercourse.
Sun Myung Moon claims that Jesus’ mother Mary failed in her mission because she did not have sex with Jesus. But Mary did not need to be purified by Jesus if she was the “wife of Jehovah” like grandmother Pak Wol-yong in Pyongyang. In that case she got her divinity directly from God through their sexual intercourse. On the contrary, Jesus got his divinity directly from God and his wife, Mary, because God himself had purified the womb of Mary.
Chicago Tribune: “Government Files Trace Church from Sex Cult”
The pikareum practices of Sun Myung Moon exposed.
“The Moonies: Government Files Trace Church from Sex Cult to Korean CIA”
James Coates of the Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON — Once-secret government ﬁles released by a House subcommittee trace the so-called “Moonie” church from its origins as a small-time Korean sex cult to a worldwide organization operated by the Korean Central Intelligence Agency.
The documents, soon to be the subject of public hearings, indicate the Uniﬁcation (Moonie) Church was used by the Korean government as part of a lobbying effort in the U.S. Congress.
Diplomatic cables said that the church patriarch, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, headed a Korean cult that “interprets the Bible in sexual terms.” The KCIA decided to use Moon in a scheme that grew to include other Koreans bribing congressmen, the documents said.
A U.S. Central intelligence Agency report, marked “unevaluated” and written in February 1963, said that Lt. Col. Bo Hi Pak of the Korean army was working to expand the church into Washington under the direction of Kim Chung-pil, the director of the KCIA.
A cable sent to Washington from the American embassy in Seoul on August 26, 1966, describes an initiation ceremony for the church involving sexual relations. The cable said the church refers to such initiation as “baptizing.”
The author of the cable quoted Thomas Chung, president of the Korean Students’ Association in Washington, as saying: “Colonel Pak was in trouble because he had attempted to initiate into his church (i.e. to have sexual relations with) the wife of a visiting ROK (Korean government) official (either the minister of national defence or the chief of staff).”
The cable continued: “According to Chung, the matter had been hushed up, but only with difficulty, and Pak had nearly lost his job because of it.“
That cable also quotes another intelligence source: “He said that the church interprets the Bible in sexual terms and maintains that religious experience is interrelated with sex. MUN Son-myong (sic), leader of the church, was once arrested because of the sexual practices of the organization.” Spokesmen for Moon have acknowledged that the religious leader was arrested but maintained he was cleared of the charges.
The 1963 CIA document explained that the Korean intelligence agency planned to open a branch of the Uniﬁcation Church (also called Tong Il) in Washington with Bo Hi Pak as the real leader.
Pak was to organize the church in America, the CIA report said, through an organization called the Korean Cultural and Freedom Foundation. The authors of the CIA in-house reports said their sources disclosed in 1963 that the KCIA chief, Kim Chung-pil, was using the church to advance his own political moves in Korea. The KCIA director was a ringleader in the coup that installed Park Chung Hee as president.’
Summaries of other top-secret U.S. intelligence reports released by Rep. Donald Frazer, D-Minn., indicate that in 1970 President Park Chung Hee launched a plan to use the Uniﬁcation Church as part of the Korean effort to stop the U.S. from pulling troops out of the country.
One summary said that President Park planned to use Bo Hi Pak to operate lobbying efforts through the church, while the millionaire socialite, Tongsun Park, focused his efforts on entertaining members of Congress and passing out gifts.
In the final months of the Nixon Administration, the Uniﬁcation Church held vigils outside the White House to oppose impeachment moves. Other Moonies walked the halls of Capitol Hill and urged congressmen to support Nixon and foreign aid for Korea.
Most church members are young unmarried adults who live in dormitories and devote their time to fundraising and other church-related activities in exchange for food, clothing and shelter. Church members and investigators who have infiltrated the church in recent years say that the Moonies live by a strict moral code that forbids sexual activity outside marriage.
However, the State Department reports — based on investigations of the Unification Church in the 1960s — paint a different picture.
At the time of the alleged effort to “baptize” a top official’s wife, Pak was assistant military attache at the Korean embassy in Washington.
Pak has told the House Subcommittee on U.S. Korean Relations that he left the embassy in 1964 to become affiliated with the Korean Cultural and Freedom Foundation. He is now president of the foundation and acts as interpreter for Moon.
During a lengthy and emotional speech before the House subcommittee, Pak branded as false all charges about his ties with the KCIA. He accused the House and the U.S. press of persecuting members of the Uniﬁcation faith and trying to “crucify” Moon.
Pak ridiculed assertions that the Moon religion is actually a foreign affairs arm of the Korean Intelligence Agency.
“The subcommittee, in the powerful name of the US Congress, gave unqualified authenticity to a so-called intelligence report which is trash, total lies, distorted and vicious in nature,” Pak said.
He said that the Moon church is no more political than Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish congregations in the United States. Those churches, Pak said, actively and lawfully champion political causes as the Unification Church does.
Pak was not questioned about the alleged sexual practices. Fraser announced he will return Pak to the witness stand April 11 for more testimony.
The above text is from the St Petersburg Independent, Tuesday March 28, 1978. It appears that the article has been edited down from the Chicago Tribune version published the previous day. The following sentence from the Chicago Tribune was omitted:
“That Moon, and Moon alone, is Lord of the Second Advent, and subsequently cleanses women from sin after having intercourse with him.”
St Petersburg Independent article: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19780328&id=D2FQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=e1gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6680,3066038