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Rod of Iron Kingdom Book Review

Rod of Iron Kingdom by Hyung Jin Sean Moon helped me to better understand the meaning of the essential three elements of the Nation of God, or Cheon il Guk that Rev. Sun Myung Moon Teaches about.  Those elements are people, land and sovereignty.

The first nine chapters outline a clear apologetic for why the ownership of firearms is a basic human right, the responsibility of Christians and an essential ingredient of a free society.  The book introduces the Feb. 28th, 2018 Book of Life Blessing at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania.  This marriage blessing caused a firestorm of interest from the media, on the heals of the Parkland Florida school shooting.

The dangers of Facism and Political Islam are outlined.  The clear view of the Founding Fathers about the importance of the right to bear arms, and of the danger of a standing army are delineated.  We learn that the confiscation of firearms has preceded all of the democides (killings by the government) of the 20th Century.

We also learn that gun contral started as a way to keep guns out of the hands of blacks.  Furthermore, we learn that areas where citizens are armed are much safer.

For me, as a Unificationist who has been a member of Rev. Moon’s Unification movement for 43 years, the last two chapters are the most revealing.

I have undertood that God wants a nation, but yet that cherished hope has not yet come to fruition.  Could it be that God is devolving the idea of a nation to a more local level?  Every nation must be able to protect the sovereignty of its territory.  Let’s consider that the people of God’s nation, or Cheon Il Guk are families who have received the Blessing of marriage from Rev. Moon and his appointed inheritors, the land being land owned by these couples.

In this case, what would the sovereignty of God’s nation be?  The sovereignty is determined by the ability of these couples individually and corporately to defend their land.  So the Crowns and Rods of Iron (AR-15 Rifles) that these couples brought to the February 28th Tree of Life Blessing symbolically and substantially represent the sovereignty of God’s nation.  Furthermore, these couples become good citizens, ready to defend their neighbors.

To understand the Rod of Iron Ministry I think that you have to understand the importance of the Bundy Ranch standoff, covered in Chapter 10 of the book.  Pastor Moon interviewed Larry Pratt and covered this in that interview, as well.(see the link below).  This was a crucial turning point where armed citizens were ready to defend land unjustly being taken by overreach of an overzealous Federal Government.  Many mostly armed citizens came to support the Bundys.  This was an important point in United States history.  After all, the right to bear arms is ultimately to protect against tyrannical government, as the Founding Fathers were well aware.  It is not only about the right to self defense or sportsmanship.

With the crucial understanding of sovereignty as protected by the Second Amendment that is explained in Rod of Iron Kingdom, we can see the way forward for protecting God’s children and protecting His Kingdom in the future.  I recommend Rod of Iron Kingdom as an essential read for all of those who cherish freedom and want to understand more about the debate about gun ownership and the Second Amendment

I also recommend viewing Pastor Sean Moon’s three interviews with Larry Pratt, President Emeritus of Gun Owners of America to better undersand about the Rod of Iron Kingdom.

Interview November 14, 2017:

Interview December 28, 2017:

Interview February 6, 2108:
The Bundys are discussed at 31:35.

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Ethical Business Salvation

Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Practical Vision to Save America

I was fortunate to work in a key project that Rev. Sun Myung Moon founded in 1987 to save America from its moral and spiritual and physical decline.  In his wisdom, Rev. Moon founded a business with the salvation of America at its heart.  The logo embodies the heart behind this ministry

It was originally named the Happy Mind Home Shopping Club.  However, due to complaints from the Home Shopping Network, the name was changed to the Happy Mind Shop at Home Service.

The service was launched in September, 1987 from a warehouse on V St. NE in Washington, DC.  Initially there were about 1000 non perishable products stocked that could be delivered to customers’ homes.  Later, this was expanded to a selection of about 6000 products, including perishable items.  At that time, there was only one other home delivery service in Metro Washington DC, Telegrocer (no longer in business).  As usual, Rev. Moon was way ahead of his time.

I became one of the first delivery agents for the company.  My delivery area was in the Brookland area and vicinity of Washington, DC.  The company did direct mail advertising, and I began delivering to a few customers.  My wife Stacey and I promoted the service door to door in our neighborhood, too.

According to Rev. Moon, who visited the business location on June 30 1990 (I’m not 100% sure of the year), the Happy Mind Shop at Home Service has three main purposes:

  • To facilitate the accomplishment of Home Church (more about this later).
  • To facilitate the promotion of the Washington Times Newspaper.
  • To allow those doing the business to make money.

In 1989 I moved to the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC.  Renee Corley was the Happy Mind delivery agent in that area at the time.  She had just moved out of the area, so I took over her area, which we served continuously until May, 2016.

According to Larry Moffit, at a meeting at the Washington Times building, Rev. Moon stated when asked what his most important legacy in the United States would be, he answered, “The Happy Mind Shop at Home Service”.  I think that this tells us a lot about the heart of Rev. Moon.  He was and still is a man on a mission to save all of the people in the United States, and the world.  But, practically speaking, how?  How will every home in the United States be reached?

We can understand something of Rev. Moon’s heart when we look at this excerpt from a speech given on January 8th, 1976 at Jacob House in Tarrytown, NY:

In this religion each person is so important as to correspond to thousands of members. You and all under you will collapse. Know how many people are in the church. Find out how many of the world’s population must be taken care of by each of you.  You are responsible for the eternal life of so many people.

On January 1st, 1979, Rev. Moon launched “Home Church”.  Home church is a practical ministry to serve and educate families in a 360 home area or multiple thereof, such as 720 homes, 1080 homes, or a 3.6 mile radius area.  Going back to Rev. Moon’s words above, if there are 1000 people who understand this imperative, and 327 million people and the average household size is 3.6 people, then each person would be responsible for about 91,000 homes.

In September 2004 Rev. Moon conducted his last Hoon Dok Hae before leaving America for an extended time.  The meeting was held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.  At that time, he instructed that the section on Home Church and Tong Ban Breakthrough be read (Cheon Seong Gyeong pp. 2021 to 2078).  So these were the instruction that he left America with as he returned to Korea for an extended period.  As such, we should study and pay close attention to these words.

But how, practically, could you take care of a specific geographic area with thousands of homes.

In the Cheon Seong Gyeong on p. 2056 Rev. Moon explains

I created a company named, Happy Mind, which in Korean is Haeng bok eui
Ma-eum. It is a company I have developed and invested in continually for sev-
en years. What does this company do?  It is for the organization of the Home
Church. This organization should be connected to the tong ban breakthrough
activities and should try to win over the families. Once you win them over,
then everything will be possible. There is no better foundation that exists for
the mobilization of the masses. (213-299,1991.1.21)

Enter the Urban Grocery Delivery System.  Unfortunately, the Happy Mind Home Shopping Service closed in June, 1994.  Fortunately, Urban Grocery took the foundation started with the Happy Mind Shop at Home Service and beginning on July 5th, 1994, developed it into what is now the Urban Grocery Delivery System.

Watch this video to see why every community servant should be utilizing the Urban Grocery Delivery System: