True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind
1. The Appearance of True Parents and the Ideal Family
2. True Parents and the Completed Testament Age 1471
3. The Unity and Complete Settlement of the Parents of Heaven and Earth 1481
4. The Owners of Re-Creation 1492
5. The Messiah and True Parents 1502
6. The Harmonization of Values, and the Liberation and Complete Settlement of the Realm Transcending Religions and Nations from the Providential Perspective 1508
7. True Parents Are the Hope of God and Humankind 1525
8. Let Us Become Filial Children of God Who Liberate His Heart 1536
9. True Parents Are the Embodiment of God 1544
10. Address at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Gimpo Aviation Industrial Complex 1549
11. Cheon†† 1552
Today I received a great deal of comfort from the words of President Han. I have followed one road in response to the order of Heaven, and have experienced a life of extraordinary suffering. The road establishing the way of Heaven is straight; it allows for no compromise. It does not allow one to worry about honor or human dignity. It is a lonely road on which one can live only for Godís Will.
Just as each individual has his or her own fortune, the family and the nation also have a family fortune and a national fortune. Beyond this there is the fortune of the world, and there is the fortune for all of heaven and earth. Even though a person may have been born with good fortune on the individual level, if his or her family fortune declines, that person will have to endure hardship. By the same token, if the national fortune declines, even a person with both good individual fortune and family fortune will be ruined.
Going beyond this, the national fortune and the direction of the world is objective to the direction and progress of Heavenís fortune, which is above everything and inclusive of everything. To establish the way of Heaven in the world means to align the way of the individual and nation with the fortune of Heaven.
Today, let us think about the evils besetting Korea and the problems of the world. These problems include economic depression, environmental pollution, political lawlessness, racial and religious strife, the decay of ethics and morality and the collapse of values. Is there anyone who can bring a fundamental solution to these evils and problems? It has not been possible through human wisdom or effort. We have not been able to solve these problems by mobilizing economic and governmental power. In fact, the evils of humanity are gradually wreaking greater damage.
Now humanity has to humbly listen to the voice of Heaven and find the road of resolution directed by God. This country and its people must accept my teachings. I say this not because I am trying to exalt myself; it is because it is the Will of God. God has revealed the principles of Heaven through me, and He has given me the answers to the fundamental problems of humankind.
My life has been truly difficult. I have been beaten, persecuted and unfairly imprisoned by one government after another. Prejudice and malice on the part of some Christian leaders led them to spread and then exploit wild rumors about me. However, thanks to the protection of God, I have miraculously laid a victorious worldwide foundation. It is a foundation that is without precedent in history.
In America, which is the prepared nation that represents world Christianity, I have built a foundation beyond that of any other non-white person. Of course, I had to suffer from racial discrimination and religious prejudice; I had to prevail over unfair imprisonment. Nevertheless, I rebuilt Americaís Christian foundation, which was shaking at its roots. I educated and trained youth who were suffering from drugs and immorality, and I gave hope to America. Neither the government nor the people of America can ignore my foundation.
The same is the case for Japan and Europe. Unification missions are developing every day in one hundred sixty countries. Each of these missions represents a powerful religious activism; it is a global movement to rebuild ethics and morality.
In the early 1980s I called for world-level academic meetings to be held with the theme of the collapse of the Soviet empire. In 1985 our academic journal published an article that has now become world famous for being the first to prophesy the collapse of the Soviet empire.
It was on the basis of this foundation that I visited the Soviet Union and met Mikhail Gorbachev. I understand that now, in three of the fifteen republics of the former Soviet Union, citizens are working to make Unificationism the national religion. Already tens of thousands of Russian university students have studied my teachings and have organized branches of the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP), which is the Unification Church campus organization, in more than seven hundred universities. This year, tens of thousands of high school teachers and students from the former Soviet Union will attend Divine Principle workshops.
Do you think this scale of activity is the result of human power alone? It is real proof that the living God is working with us. Miracles are taking place as confirmed atheists, after five days of Divine Principle lectures, convert to a God-centered view of life and the universe.
I also have established a substantial foundation in China. I prepared trendsetting projects such as the construction of the Panda industrial city, and have had missionaries working underground. Only God knows how much I have done to bring about the unification of North and South Korea. The reunification of North and South Korea is not merely a visible and external unification; it is a providential unification centered on God. It cannot be done other than by working through my foundation.
The unification required by Godís providence is not for the sake of unification in and of itself. It is brought about so that on the foundation of unification, eternal freedom, peace and happiness can blossom. It cannot be unification by force or where one side is left miserable. It must be a unity in true love, in which each side lives for the other and gives and gives again. Therefore, the reunification of the homeland cannot be exploited for the benefit of any individual, political party or government. Only when our hearts and actions, colored with love, reach the hearts of our fellow countrymen and women in the North, will true unification come about.
On August 27 of last year, I gathered together some of the highest-level religious leaders of the world and established the Interreligious Federation for World Peace. We joined together in order to realize world peace through the unity and cooperation of religious people. This organization has a supreme value. There may be important differences among religions, yet there are just as many common points, and all share the same purpose, to seek the Absolute Being.
As President Han mentioned in her address, Christianity teaches that the first human beings ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This means that our human ancestors disbelieved, committed sin and fell. If our human ancestors had not fallen, as Godís precious son and daughter, namely Godís prince and princess, they would have inherited Godís blood lineage and Godís possessions, the whole creation. They would have grown to perfection and become the ideal husband and wife of love. However, because of the Fall, they abandoned Godís blood lineage, were robbed of Godís possessions, and lost Godís heart.
We have to take responsibility for the mission to restore the blood lineage, to restore the realm of ownership and to change the realm of the human heart, making Godís providence of salvation the providence of restoration and complete recovery.
As a result of the Fall, Adam and Eve came to be one with Satan and they followed him to hell. The eldest son, Cain, followed Eve, and murdered the second son, Abel. Godís providence of restoration advances when the condition to separate from Satan is established through the second son. The second son starts later and represents the side of goodness. He has to subjugate, by natural surrender, the eldest son, who starts first and represents the side of evil.
The basis of the providence of restoration is to send the restored Adam, namely the Messiah, who will change the blood lineage, ownership and heart. However, the heart embedded in the position of this original son cannot be restored at once. God accomplishes the providence gradually, starting from the position of the servant of servants.
In this world held under the power of Satan, Abel, who is on the side of good, has to complete the mission of the servant of servants by living with true love for the sake of Cain. Then Satan cannot accuse him; in fact, he cannot help but praise and recognize him. After that, Abel restores the positions of the servant, the adopted son, the illegitimate son and the direct son, following the way of love and affection. Restoration can only take place on each level when the Abel side lives for Cainís side through true love, so that Satan cannot accuse him.
If Abel, in the position of the true son or daughter, makes Cain surrender and they become one, the mother Eve can stand on their foundation, and when Eve fulfills her responsibility, the father Adam can stand on her foundation. Then God can come to dwell on that foundation and can complete the eight stages necessary for the vertical course of the providence of restoration. If we look at the stages of the providence of restoration horizontally, we find there are also eight: the individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world, cosmos and God.
Jesus came as the second Adam, the Messiah, but unfortunately the chosen people did not recognize him. Will todayís Christians be able to recognize the Lord when he returns? The Lord of the Second Advent will not literally return in the air on the clouds. There are people who believe this. They are proclaiming that on October 28 of this year they will be taken up to heaven on the clouds. It will not happen like this. Please believe me, this kind of event will never happen. The Lord who departed through the cross will return through the cross.
When Jesus died on the cross, there were three types of people connected with his crucifixion. There was the first type, represented by the thief on Jesusí right. He repented of his sins and testified to Jesus. There was the second type, represented by the thief on Jesusí left. He was a sinner who did not repent and who vilified Jesus. The third type was represented by Barabbas, a criminal who was saved when the crowd chose to release him instead of Jesus, and to crucify Jesus instead.
At the time of the Second Advent, these three types are realized on the world level. Western Christianity is the first type, in the position of the thief on Jesusí right. Although they still have original sin, they believe in theLord and they are in the position of goodness. The materialistic, atheistic communist bloc is the second type, in the position of the thief on the left. Islam in the Middle East is the third type, in the position of Barabbas. Because Jesus died instead of him, and because Israelís rejection led Jesus to death on the cross, Islam came to occupy the Middle East, which had been divided among the tribes of Israel. The Lord of the Second Advent, in the position of Jesus, has to resolve the dismemberment of humanity that came about because of Jesusí death.
In order to guide the world, he has to bring about a religious reformation in Western Christianity, overcome the atheistic ideology of communism, and bring the communist world back to Godís side. My proposed head-wing thought, Godism, is the philosophy that can overcome the left-wing and right-wing ideologies and bring about a united harmony between them.
As I have mentioned on other occasions, the left-wing and right-wing worlds are already being straightened out through head-wing thought. Also, we are tapping into the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation that exists in the religion of Islam. A miracle took place last April, when representatives from eight countries of the Middle East took part in a holy marriage Blessing. The Blessing ceremony that I conduct cleanses fallen people of the original sin. Thus I have solved the historical conflict and settled the tension between the left and the right. Furthermore, we witnessed the miracle of reconciliation in the world of Islam.
Heavenís will for the Lord at his Second Advent Such works cannot be performed through the great planning or inordinate ability of one individual alone. God chose me to be the Messiah, and through me He is performing His work of salvation.
I have fulfilled my mission as the Lord of the Second Advent, Savior and the True Parent. I am proclaiming this in this place because the time has come to do so. Those who accept this will be blessed. If the people listen to me, how good that would be for this country. How good it would be if the statesmen listened to me. Whether a person listens to me or not is his or her individual responsibility; nonetheless, the time is coming when all the people of the world will want to listen to me.
People generally believe that the Messiah is the Lord of glory wielding the authority of judgment, but they are incorrect. Of course, God does not want to see this sinful world and He has often thought about rendering judgment and wiping it out in an instant. However, the God of true love always worries about the eternal life of each human being. You have to know Godís heart, which has endured for so long, trying through true love to make human beings do what is right of their own free will.
From the point of view of fallen men and women the Messiah is the Savior, but from Godís point of view he is the True Parent, the True Son who will realize the ideal of true love that was lost at the beginning. The Messiah is the person who has pioneered the way of sacrifice, dedicating his life to liberate God from the grievous sorrow caused by the Fall. He is not a person who stands in a glorious position. He always weeps in concert with Godís heart. He is concerned with how to make Satan surrender. He is deeply concerned and anxious over realizing Godís purpose of creation. He knows better than anyone else the heart of God, who is like a servant of servants, wandering and shedding endless tears in Satanís world in search of His lost children. Unless he completely liberates God from His sorrow, he cannot accept glory from God.
Leaders of the Womenís Federation for World Peace, it must have been difficult for you to hold a succession of rallies, and you probably complained about being given only ten daysí notice that this rally was going to be held. However, if together with me you devote your heart sincerely every day, Godís Will of goodness shall be accomplished. I have no intention of exploiting you. You need me. You have to become one with President Han and be like an extension of her. In your families you have to educate your children and your husbandís properly. I want all of you, under the ideal of true love, to receive Godís blessing.
What I am most concerned about is for each of your families to complete the ideal of the true family by becoming one through true love. City, town, village, county, district and neighborhood leaders of the Womenís Federation for World Peace, through you, morals can be restored. Please expand this movement of true love! What movement could be more patriotic than this?
There is a mountain of work to do. We have to spread a movement for good morals, a movement for the eradication of drugs, a no-smoking and no-drinking movement, a movement to end prostitution, a movement to expose immoral behavior among the leaders of society and to inspire and encourage the youth. When you women leaders purify Korean society and achieve harmony through true love, then we can realize the cherished hope of the Korean people, the .reunification of North and South Korea. Not only will our nation come to lead the world, we will see the advent of a peaceful world.
Women leaders, to this day I have never directed my followers to do anything that I have not first done myself. I sincerely ask you to practice true love and devote yourselves, even if it is only one percent of what I have done, to raising up a great movement for national salvation. The most effective work of the Womenís Federation is done on the level of the town, village, district and neighborhood. When the movement of true love builds on the local level, then it will reach into the community and come to settle in the family.
We have to recover the original homeland, the world before the Fall, and restore the family, which separated from God, before we can hope for eternal settlement. God has worked so hard. He has suffered so much to bring forth the perfected Adam. That is why the True Father appeared. The true man of Heaven has been born. Because Satanís world knows that this man is the true bridegroom, the teacher who comes as the King of the kingdom of heaven and earth, individuals in the world are trying to destroy him by uniting individuals, families, nations, the world and the universe against him. Despite having to suffer enormous persecution, conniving and slandering by Satan, he has gained victory on the individual, family, national, world and cosmic levels and has become one with God. As the first victor of history, he has overcome Satanís realm on all levels: the individual, family, nation, world and cosmos.
The True Mother, whose position is to follow the True Father, has for the first time in history come to stand in an equal position. Through her worldwide declaration of the liberation of women, the True Father and the True Mother will take their children, go before God, and inherit all the authority and power of Heaven. They will establish the original family, reclaim the tribe, race, nation, world and cosmos, and reorganize the perfect world of Godís Will.
All men are in the position of the archangel. Therefore, their responsibility is to allow all women to return to God. Women stand in the position of the True Mother, as extensions of the perfected Eve. From the position of the extension of Eve and on the condition of oneness with the True Mother, they come to a position of oneness with the True Father. From this position they are to educate their sons and daughters in the teaching of True Parents.
On the basis of this education and their oneness with their mothers, these sons and daughters come to have the status of true sons and daughters. Then they can re-educate their worldly fathers and receive True Parentsí Blessing. Thereby grafted to the True Parents, they will come to learn the family duty of true parents.
Because Adam and Eve fell on the family level, we have to accomplish restoration on the family level. Restoration has to penetrate the levels of county, district and neighborhood and settle in the family. Next, the family must meet the True Parents. The True Parents have gone over the individual peak, the national peak, the world peak and the cosmic peak, and have been victorious. However, in order to save each family they have to come back through the cosmos, the world and the nation, and return to the family level. That is the purpose of this meeting.
The April 10 rally was the True Parentsí world rally. Its purpose was to provide a foundation for rallies on the national, city, county, town, village, district and neighborhood levels, until they arrive at the family level. By becoming one with True Parentsí family, it is possible for you, the leaders of the Womenís Federation for World Peace, to attain family restoration and become absolute victors.
Then you have to connect this to your tribe. The True Parents have already assigned tribal messiahs throughout the world. If you receive education from them and unite with them, the restoration of the nation will naturally occur. In this way the reunification of North and South Korea, of the world, and of heaven and earth will be realized. God, too, will be liberated, and we will see the age of peace centered on God.
Let the True Mother and the women of the world join together to meet the True Father who comes as the bridegroom. With you in the position of the bride, together let us restore the ideal family of creation.
I express my deepest, sincere gratitude to all of you who have honored us with your attendance. As leaders in this great nation, you all have a responsibility in guiding the United States of America, and even the world, into the upcoming new millennium. The promise of a peaceful and prosperous future depends on how we act today.
As we all know, our world today is not filled with happiness or peace; rather it is rife with conflict and despair. We are confronted with broken families and decaying social mores, among other issues. We have debated these matters numerous times, but we have yet to find a solution. Why is that? The true solution to these problems has to come from God, and not only must we deal with the phenomenal aspects of the problems, but we have to reveal the original root in order to bring a solution. To reveal this root, we need to understand deeply Godís purpose of creation and realize that we are at a turning point in Godís providence.
God created this world for the sake of the experience of true love. Godís ideal in creating the first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, was that they perfect themselves through true love so that they could then create a good family of true love, true life and true lineage. A good family like this would have been formed on the basis of united heart and mind among family members in front of God.
If Godís original ideal had been realized, there would have been no need for a Messiah or for Godís providence to save humanity. Adamís family, though it was merely a single family, would have been the center of the clan, the nation and the world. It would have been the blueprint for all families in the future. It would have been the model for the realization of Godís ideal world. However, this present world is far from the good world of Godís ideal.
If you read the Bible carefully, you will see that the Fall of human beings involved the loss of Adamís entire family. First, the position of parents was lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve. Second, the position of children was lost as Cain murdered Abel. Because the first family practiced self-centered love, they came to multiply evil rather than goodness, and they bequeathed false life and lineage to their descendants and thus came to form a false world. Thereupon, the history of Godís providence of salvation was begun.
In order to restore True Parents centered on true love, God needed a man and a woman who could stand in the stead of Adam and Eve. Only then could a true family be formed in accordance with Godís original plan. To restore the original family, God needed to unite Cain and Abel so that the position of true children could be reclaimed, and then He needed to reclaim the positions of True Mother and, finally, True Father. To do so, He worked in reverse of the way by which human beings fell.
This pattern of reconciliation of Cain and Abel is the foundation and consistent formula for restoring the True Parents. The separation of Cain and Abel occurs again and again in Judeo-Christian history. God separated fallen human beings as siblings into two sides, that of Cain, symbolizing Satan, and Abel, symbolizing God, to work out the hatreds resulting from the Fall. God established the pattern of having Abel be struck first and sacrificed. As a result, Abel gained a foundation from which to stand and embrace Cain and recover the blessing given to the eldest son.
By virtue of this principle, the religion that most advances the purpose of salvation always receives Satanís most severe persecution. It walks the path of receiving constant opposition, yet continues its sacrificial effort to save the sinful world. Likewise, good people always stand in the position of being struck first and sacrificed.
Ladies and gentlemen, because illicit, self-centered love invaded the first family, selfishness and greed have continued to dominate human history from the individual to the family, society, nation and world. For this reason, Godís work of restoration has to begin at the individual level. Since Satan knows this, he also focuses his efforts on the individual level.
It is not by chance that self-centered individualism has become the dominant way of life in these Last Days. People feel increasingly alienated from those around them, and bear little sense of responsibility for the well-being of their country, society, or even their own family. Rising divorce rates indicate that husbands and wives feel little responsibility for their marriages. Parents do not take responsibility for their children. Individuals, devoid of any sense of human dignity, do not even take responsibility for themselves.
America has seen such phenomena at work, expanding with the youth movement of the 1960s. Idealistic youth rejected the materialism around them in order to seek peace and love. Yet in the process they also abandoned morality and responsibility. Unable to find the true love that they sought, many disillusioned young people ended their lives through drug abuse and free sex, and the suicide rate rose dramatically.
Among all violations, the one that pains God most is free sex. A world of free sex is absolutely contrary to the Will of God. Love needs to come from the stimulation of unblemished emotion. However, free sex is totally devoid of purity or true emotion. How many of us have been touched by the cruelty of infidelity and divorce? Where is God in a one-night stand? What about the nightmares where children are sexually abused by a parent or relative? Is free sex worth the price of a broken child? Where there are homosexuality, free sex, drugs and alcoholism, the world of true love is far away. In this world, Satan openly tells people, ďDrink! Smoke! Take drugs! Have sex!Ē The lifestyle of those who do Godís Will, on the other hand, is one hundred eighty degrees different from this.
Throughout history, those who chose to walk a spiritual path of self- sacrifice have been bitterly opposed and persecuted by the rest of the world. It is only Godís love and blessing which have allowed the Unification Church, despite worldwide opposition, to prosper. The fact that our church has risen from obscurity in war-torn Korea to become a world-level religious movement in only thirty-eight years testifies to Godís continued guidance and support.
Ladies and gentlemen, religion teaches that what has gone wrong can be corrected through a process of restoration. In the Divine Principle, we refer to making restitution for a wrong as ďindemnityíí To make restitution for her wrong actions, fallen Eve needed to take the entire responsibility. What this signifies is that Eve must first unite Cain and Abel, her children, so that they can be the foundation on which the True Parents can be restored.
Through Abelís love, Cain was supposed to recognize Abel as Godís chosen person and unite with him. However, Cain murdered Abel and thus the opportunity of restoring Adamís family was lost. This was why God had to wait for a woman who could reclaim the position of Eve.
In the Bible, one of Godís great heroines is Rebekah, the spouse of Isaac. As the mother of Jacob and Esau, Rebekah held the same position in Isaacís family that Eve held in Adamís family. Unlike Eve, however, Rebekah understood Godís providence and helped her second son Jacob, who occupied Abelís position, gain the blessing destined for the eldest son.
When Jacob received the birthright and then Isaacís blessing, the eldest brother, Esau, just like Cain, wanted to kill him. However with Rebekahís help, these brothers ultimately did not resort to violence, but reconciled in a warm embrace. This reconciliation was a major victory for God.
This victory, nevertheless, was not complete, since the reconciliation represented only a symbolic change of blood lineage. The substantial change of blood lineage needed to be accomplished in the womb. This is the context for the enigmatic story of Tamar. By understanding that Tamar, like Rebekah, was in the position of Eve, we can see why Jesus was born of the tribe of Judah, which was her lineage.
I am sure that many of you have read the story about the birth of Tamarís twins. (Gen. 38) Tamar conceived with Judah, her father-in-law, the twins Perez and Zerah. The Bible tells us that the two sons struggled even in the womb for the position of firstborn. During Tamarís labor, Zerahís hand emerged and the midwife tied a red string around his wrist. Then, Zerahís hand disappeared back into the womb and Perez, the younger, was born as the elder. Thus, the second son reclaimed the position of the firstborn son in the womb before they were born.
In terms of conventional morality, the stories of Rebekah and Tamar are questionable at best. However, we now can see why God blessed them, and how they played the role of reclaiming His lineage from Satan, to make it possible for Jesus to be born.
Mary had the responsibility of restoring eldest sonship on the family, clan and national levels through paying the indemnity necessary to unite Cain and Abel figures. At that time, the law was to stone to death any woman who became pregnant out of wedlock. Mary responded to Godís call and conceived Jesus at the risk of her life.
Because of Maryís faith, and the providential victories of Rebekah and Tamar, Satan could not claim sovereignty over Jesus in Maryís womb. Jesus was born in the position of a true Son under Godís perfect, direct lineage. He is the first true Son of God based on the change of the fallen blood lineage. That is why Jesus is the saint of all saints and the ancestor of the true blood lineage. His birth represented the conclusion of the Old Testament Age, the national dispensation, and the dawn of the New Testament Age, the worldwide dispensation.
Mary, in the position to restore the original Eve, needed to build unity between Jesus, who was in the position of Abel, and his elder cousin, John the Baptist, who was in the position of Cain. John had a large following and was widely respected. Their unity was crucial if the people of Israel were to identify Jesus as the Messiah. If they had become one, this would have laid the foundation for the feast of the Lamb. Jesus would have stood as the True Father of humanity, and his bride would have stood as the True Mother of humanity. Eventually, the kingdom of heaven would have been established on earth.
Even though he had received a clear revelation at the time of Jesusí baptism, John the Baptist did not become one with Jesus. Without seeing Johnís public support for Jesus, it was impossible for the Jewish people to believe in and follow Jesus. Alone, Jesus then undertook the difficult path of self proclamation.
Confronted by the faithlessness in Israel, Jesus determined to give his life to bring spiritual salvation to all who believe. Nonetheless, he said that he would come again in order to bring salvation on earth, which is physical salvation, on the foundation of spiritual salvation.
This is why the mind can draw close to God through Jesus, though the body continues to struggle with evil. Even Saint Paul anguished over the contradiction between the desires of the flesh and the desires of the spirit.
Many great Christian evangelists have also suffered because of this contradiction. At the dawn of the Completed Testament Age, the crucial challenge is to accomplish both physical salvation and spiritual salvation. That is why we need the Lord of the Second Coming.
Godís preparation for the Second Advent included a world-level foundation of Cain-Abel reconciliation. God carried out this dispensation through events surrounding the Second World War. The Allied countries of Great Britain, America and France represented Christianity and were in the position of Abel. The Axis countries of Germany, Japan and Italy were under the influence of nationalistic militarism and stood in the position of Cain. This war was the world-level expansion of the conflict between Cain and Abel.
Immediately after the Allied victory, great strides were taken toward a world of peace focusing on Christianity. With Great Britain in the position of Eve on the global level, and America and France representing Abel and Cain, respectively, these Allied nations stood ready to receive the Lord of the Second Advent.
Despite this preparation, Godís dispensation was not fulfilled at that time. Godís representative came to bring His word, yet he was met with tremendous persecution and almost universal misunderstanding. This paralleled Jesusí situation two thousand years ago. Just as the people of Israel in Jesusí time awaited the second coming of Elijah on a chariot descending from heaven, Christians awaited the Second Coming by looking for Jesus himself to descend on a cloud from the sky.
At that crucial time after the Second World War, God instructed my husband to bring a new message of truth to Christians in Korea. Korean Christian leaders, however, rejected the possibility that a humble young man had been chosen to bring a new message.
Instead of uniting with my husband, these religious leaders became jealous of him because of his growing number of followers. They blindly opposed him without hearing him out. They even spread lies about him. They exploited rumors of sexual misconduct and greed, the very antithesis of my husbandís teachings, to assassinate his character. The whole world opposed his work and cast him into the wilderness.
Because Christianity did not unite with my husband after the Second World War, the moral authority of Christianity suddenly declined. America, as well as other nations that are founded on Christianity, came to face severe social and cultural crises. Thus the Cold War began. Humankind divided again into two worldwide spheres of Cain and Abel, just as it had during World War II. Denying God, just as the thief on the left denied Jesus, communism represented the Cain-type world. Christian democracies, which affirmed the existence of God, represented the thief on the right, the Abel- type world.
The first battle of the Cold War was the Korean War, which involved sixteen nations from the free world gathered under the banner of the United Nations. And then what happened? Forty years later, at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, one hundred sixty nations that were hostile toward one another could come together at one place in peace. Following that, in the year 1991, South Korea and North Korea, which represent Abel and Cain respectively on the world level, joined the United Nations. Such incidents of harmony and reconciliation have taken place in Korea because it is the nation to which God has sent True Parents.
During the forty years of the Cold War period, my husband fought to break down barriers and rebuild the foundation to receive the Messiah. During that period of time he was completely misunderstood by others. For doing Godís work, he has been unjustly imprisoned six times, including three years in a North Korean communist concentration camp. Moreover, the media has vilified him as a cruel monster who brainwashes people for his own profit.
Can anyone disagree when I say that Rev. Moon is the most persecuted religious leader in the world? My heart is broken when I think of how God has suffered to see His messengers rejected time and time again. His only desire has been to comfort Godís heart; yet he finds that it is God who always comforts him.
He has walked a path of indemnity and restitution to restore the mistakes of the past, including those of the Old and New Testament Ages. Korea represents the Old Testament Age, while America, a mostly Christian civilization, represents the New Testament Age. For the first twenty years, my husband walked the road of indemnity through the Old Testament Age, centering on the Korean nation and the Unification Church, representing the positions of the nation of Israel and Judaism. In the course of this work, in 1960 we established the Holy Wedding of True Parents on the national level. Then, in 1971, we moved to America. The reason America is essential to the providential dispensation is because of her close ties with the Christian churches, Judaism and Israel. During the next twenty years in the United States, we walked the path of indemnity to fulfill the New Testament Age and to begin the Completed Testament Age.
All dispensations in the Old Testament Age, New Testament Age and Completed Testament Age have to be completed centering on True Parents. Bearing this in mind, Israel, America and Korea share a common fate as nations chosen by God. That is why the United States, which represents the democratic world and the free world, needs to work to bring about the reunification of North Korea, an atheistic communist nation, and South Korea, a nation where democracy and Christianity are flourishing.
People have to realize that God blessed America not for herself, but for the sake of the world. The Pilgrims did not come here for wealth. They came here to attend God. If America does not remember the purpose for which she is blessed, then her blessing will dissipate and she will perish.
God has granted my husband an understanding of the forces involved in His providential history. The truth of God is contained in the Divine Principle. Looking at history and the stories of the Bible from a providential viewpoint, the Divine Principle unlocks the answers to questions unsolved for thousands of years. Those who have sincerely studied its contents have found it to be a true gift from God, providing solutions to the problems facing our society today. Even in the formerly communist Commonwealth of Independent States, former Soviet leaders and thousands of young people have found their lives renewed through their study of these teachings. Finally free from the oppression of communist ideology, they are hungry for spiritual truth to guide their nations.
Dear friends! When the foundation of Christianity was lost after World War II, Godís dispensation was delayed forty years until the year 1992. That is why, in April 1992, my husband and I founded the Womenís Federation for World Peace. Last year, with the heart of True Mother, I visited twelve countries in the world, including those nations that represented Cainís side on the world level at the time of the Second World War, namely Germany, Japan and Italy, and those nations that represented Abelís side on the world level, namely the United States, Great Britain and France. Just as I had done in Russia and China, in those twelve nations I emphasized to more than a million women leaders that we have to lay down the foundation to receive True Parents. Based on this foundation, my husband and I were able to declare the advent of the Completed Testament Age as the first True Parents. I hope that all of you who have come here today will follow our lead and become true parents yourselves.
Ladies and gentlemen, at the dawn of the Completed Testament Age, the time has come for each family to take up the messianic mission and complete the work of salvation all around the world. After restoring your family, the next step is to restore your community, your tribe and your nation. We call this mission, ďtribal messiahship.Ē In the Completed Testament Age, the motherís role will be crucial. She has to unite her children with her husband and link her family with the True Parents. Already, we have sent thousands of tribal messiah missionaries around the world. Soon the original ideal of the family will be achieved worldwide.
In the completed family, grandparents will be in the position of kings and queens representing God, parents will be in the position of kings and queens representing present-day humanity, and children will be in the position of princes and princesses representing all future descendants. The past, present, and future will live together in harmony when the three generations are united.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great privilege to announce to you the establishment of the first true family. My husband and I, together with our thirteen children and twenty-four grandchildren, are absolutely dedicated to serving God and humanity. With three generations in one family, we have achieved, on the family level, the central root, the central trunk, and the central bud of the tree of life mentioned in the Bible. It is our sincere hope that you will graft into this lineage and join us in our efforts to create an ideal nation and world.
With the advent of the Completed Testament Age, we will be able to fulfill Godís original purpose, which was to create Adam and Eve and have them live together with God. Realizing this, we have to accomplish the unity of our mind and body, the unity of parents and children, and the unity of husband and wife. Then we can establish ideal families practicing Godís love.
Last year in Korea, my husband and I officiated at the mass wedding ceremony of thirty thousand couples. They dedicated their marriages to God, to each other, and to the world. In todayís homes, most parents are unable to guide their children effectively, especially in such personal matters as love and marriage. My husband and I, however, brought together young people from one hundred thirty-one nations in the world and helped them realize their precious dream of love. In this way, families centered on God can come together and build ideal nations and an ideal world.
When we are able to realize such families, social breakdown will disappear. People who have become Godís true children will never become slaves to alcohol or drugs. Furthermore, by understanding the sacredness of the love between husband and wife, they will have the moral power to stand strong against illicit and promiscuous sexual relations. Lastly, when this power is pooled together, it will carry out the work of eradicating war, racism, famine and disease. On this foundation, we will be able to build a world where we can fully enjoy true freedom, peace and happiness.
Esteemed friends! It is my hope that, as leaders of this nation, you will understand the meaning of this message with a deep heart and an open mind. I sincerely pray that, by fulfilling Godís ideal, we can all reach the place of His blessing.
I offer my sincere gratitude to all who are attending this meaningful ďRally for the Unity and Complete Settlement of the Parents of Heaven and Earth.Ē We have finally entered a truly historic and providential era worthy of great proclamation. For six thousand years, human beings have worked with unceasing effort to bring about a world of peace yearned for by heaven and earth. The heavenly fortune of the present era supports our forming it at last. In the end, however, everything will be resolved through a clear understanding of Godís providence and His heart.
Today people talk about a world of peace, about one world, yet the real question is whether we can find peace within ourselves. God knows this reality; thus He needs a person of firm resolve, a great person, who strives to bring unity within him or herself.
We often speak of loving, serving and sacrificing for each other. That is admirable. Loving one another means fervently giving to and sacrificing for another person, rather than taking or requesting love. The basis of peace emerges in an environment where people serve one another. Flames of revival blaze when people sacrifice themselves for the benefit of others. Flowers bloom and spread their fragrance when people serve one another. Just as the negative pole of a magnet always attracts a positive pole, we can perceive and understand God through the power of our conscience. The more we approach God, following our conscientious minds, the more we can feel peace, happiness and fulfillment within our hearts. If we follow Godís love, which is the womb of peace, our internal organs will receive stimulation and vibrate with emotion. After living our lives in this way, we will end them gloriously and with confidence. Even until death, we must pray desperately as we pledge our commitment to fulfill all our responsibilities within our lifetime.
An old manís grave will not be left untended if he has prayed for the salvation of the world, defended his country and tried to prepare a foundation of happiness for humankind. His face may be furrowed with age, but the wrinkles on his forehead represent his efforts to bring peace. Although his posture may be stooped, he represents a beacon of hope.
We must overcome the sorrowful situation whereby, as selfish people, we become friends with evil and offer evil a foothold to expand. We are destined to strengthen the foundation of goodness throughout our lives. Therefore we must measure our lives against that standard. We must realize that everyone has an evil self within, which pursues only selfish interests. Unless you separate from and stand strongly against this evil being, it will expand its influence with each passing day. Please recognize that you are on the pressing path of destiny and must increase your foundation of goodness yet a little more before you pass away. You must therefore constantly busy yourself, without rest.
In my lifetime I have shouldered the cross of imprisonment six times. I have been vilified in countries not my own as the leader of a heretical group, and have faced intense opposition. Yet the path of sincere devotion I am walking has been so that people of different races can receive this teaching as their mainstream philosophy, kneel in adoration in front of God and work side by side with each other. I have taught this way throughout my life no matter where I went.
Conflict within the individual turns into conflict within families, conflict within families into conflict within clans, conflict within clans into conflict within society, conflict within society into conflict within the nation, and conflict within the nation into global conflict. There also will arise conflict between the spirit world and the earthly world. Only when the battle between God and the countless evil spirits of Satanís world is over will the era of peace come to our universe.
You must understand that God is working through such a process, according to heavenly principles. The age of cosmic peace will arise only when, after clashing with Satan, God resolves all problems. Until the moment the core of Godís sorrowful heart is healed, humankind will never find peace and the truth of heaven will never come to fruition in this world.
If a true individual were to appear, capable of liberating our Heavenly Parent and this world from sorrow and bringing the principle to build a nation of peace in heaven and on earth, that individual would have to pass through every conceivable difficulty. He or she would experience every level of desperation and sorrow, through personal tribulations and onward to face all the tribulations of humankind. He or she would have to delve into the sorrowful and desperate heart of God in order to find a way to comfort Him. Without this person, humankind will not be able to put aside its sorrowful and miserable history and build a world of peace and happiness, a garden of freedom inviolable by sorrow.
If you become a representative of the philosophy of the universal kingdom of heaven, expanding the movement of Godís truth, true love and true lineage, then a peaceful world can arise. In such a world, your own parents are not the only parents, your own siblings are not the only siblings and your own children are not the only children. If you can regard all people as your parents, siblings or children, then when you look upon the many who are suffering in this world of death, you will be unable to relate with them without tears. When you look at your siblings, or younger people, you will feel a strong sense of responsibility to take care of them, and with tears you will make every effort to do so. If you truly become such a person, like God, then the kingdom of heaven on earth will be built around you.
Godís strategy is to receive the first blow from Satan, do everything for his sake, love him, and later receive everything from him. God does not use force to take from Satanís world, yet first freely gives love, sacrifices Himself, accepts blows and is even willing to lose His life. You must understand that God cannot sow the seeds of world peace if He does not apply this strategy.
You have to lead your family and live for your nation and the world. Spanning the ages of the individual, family, clan, tribe, people and nation, you are to fulfill the role of leading the worldís peoples and nations in the right direction, through your own experience. Having fulfilled this, you must serve God from a position in which neither of you can separate from the other. Only then will the spirit world and the physical world become a united realm of peace.
You have to become guides who can direct others, as eternal leaders of the age when the heavenly kingdom is established; then you will be awarded glorious official commendations from the heavenly realm. A person who fights and bleeds profusely in the harsh process of building a new kingdom of peace, a heaven of freedom, will not perish. The blood he or she sheds is not the blood of death; it becomes the power of life. What is achieved in this manner is the foundation we have to reach, embody in our lives, and bequeath to our future generations.
ďOh, Heavenly Father! Rooted in the ideal of creation, your divine Will, in which you have always wanted to take pride, has reached fruition. The man you appointed has achieved unity within his heart, something in which you have eternally wanted to take pride since before the creation of the world.Ē You have to pray like this before heaven and long for the day when you can move into the heavenly kingdom of freedom and peace where God can rejoice.
Who is the owner of Korea? He is the one who loves and values that nation more than anyone else. Therefore, if you cherish and love Korea more than anyone else, you will become the leader of its people, even if you do not ask to be in that position. Only then will the age of peace that God desires arrive.
We have to liberate God by dissolving His resentment. Any young person who takes responsibility to remove even a tiny obstacle blocking God from freely governing the nation, and who has the heart to serve God as the majestic and absolute Being who can govern all nations as the heavenly kingdom of freedom and peace, will become a truly great person. The world will take a new direction in the future because of this young person. If you vow to be like him or her, no matter how ragged you may look, you will not appear ugly. Infinite hope dwells there. That person will become the foundation for Godís hope and happiness.
We are in a position to be harvested, like ripened grain. We have to be able to digest our feelings and experiences in order to produce happiness. As long as our spirits do not deviate from unity with God, is it not true that the peaceful heaven will be connected to this world as we expand this foundation to the nation and the world?
Where does the restoration of heaven begin? It begins from prison. Have you ever experienced being in prison and humming a song of gratitude, as Jesus did, with an independent and peaceful heart, a heart reflecting the original standard in the subject position?
When the apostles went through that same woeful ordeal, did God not give them the authority to open prison doors and move freely, so that their situation could be transformed into a heavenly one? God wants all of you to become people in whom God can have hope and expectation greater than He did for those apostles.
In the Last Days, there will be no way to survive if the direction of history is not reversed. At all costs we must find a new direction for history. This is the new direction of unity. Since history has come to its conclusion through the sacrifices of others, peace cannot come to this world if men and women do things in the same way they have done until now.
How can we overcome the way of the cross? We have to put the good of the nation before that of our spouse and our self, the good of the world before that of the nation, and the good of heaven and earth before that of the world. If we go this way step by step, naturally and without hesitation, the way of the cross along which all our enemies are waiting will disappear completely. We will reach a level highway, and attain liberation and freedom. Finally, we will realize the kingdom of peace in heaven and on earth, the ideal world desired by God.
We have to look for God-centered patterns in that world too. The parental duty of loving children is the moral obligation of humankind. How do we implement the standard of the ideal, original way, which God designed and the Unification Church teaches? It is grounded in parental, conjugal and filial ties, and the principle of the four-position foundation. As we dream of world peace and unity, this fundamental question remains. If it is not resolved, a world of unity cannot come.
Please realize that growing out of the pattern of the individual male and female, a world of unity will emerge where the family pattern is established. Even if you, your family and your nation become a sacrifice, the gateway to a new history will open up before our very eyes, based on the thought system that imparts new values to benefit all nations of the world. This is as certain as the law of gravity. Please realize that, although this world is a world of sin and evil, by following a single direction toward deliverance from sin, the time will come when we can build a victorious heaven within the evil world.
We are to love our enemies. This is the secret method of breaking Satanís walls that surround us. The realm of equality has never existed in this world. The way to create this is to make those who strike us surrender by sacrificing for them, loving them and praying for them. By giving them the same blessings that we have, a realm of total equality will come into being.
Since we have set the stage for the final showdown with the enemy in this way, we can secure the concept of a nation of peace for the first time. An ideal model of world peace and unity will start from here. To shorten the way to Heaven, the Messiah, a specific individual, and a specific people had to take responsibility through self-sacrifice. Many saints have given up their lives for this cause. As a result, the rise and fall of many nations has leveled the hills and valleys, bringing balance.
The degree of equilibrium we see in the world today came about in this manner. Equality is peace. Originally, Adam and Eve, after perfecting themselves based on Godís love and then becoming one, could have come to stand within a God-centered structure of relationships. In the Unification Church, this structure is called the four-position foundation. Because we lost the means to complete the four-position foundation, there has been no way to bring peace, utopia or an ideal world in any of the historical ages.
An ideal country can never arise if we deny or try to break away from the Principle. Christianity developed in a vortex of untold pressures for two thousand years, starting with persecution under the Roman Empire. Eventually Christianity absorbed Rome. Why has it declined and fallen away from God in only a few decades in freedom-loving, modern-day America? This is a puzzle. Judaism taught belief in God and all Jews lovedGod, yet they have suffered so much. This is a deep mystery. The answer to both questions is that these religions did not go the way they were originally intended to go. In the Last Days, if the central people do not align with Godís original true love, Satan will inevitably break them apart.
So, to reorganize the world, where can we focus? There are so many historians and intellectuals who pronounce on this matter today, but what we need is someone who can lead the world. Then how would such a person guide us? What would he teach? There are plenty of people qualified to teach how to live based on politics or political power. It is not because of a lack of money or imperfections in their political systems that they canít lead us properly. It is because they do not explain the order of love that can connect to God and His ideal. If we find the truth that can explain the order of original love and expand it throughout the world, there for the first time we will find the origin of peace, the place where our hearts can rest, and the beginning point of Godís wonderful ideal.
With true love, the beginning and the end must be the same. In heaven and earth, what is needed is someone who can connect to Godís heart through true love. Peace comes from a heart of true love. If our minds are truly joyful, the cosmos becomes our friend. If we have this true heart, when we encounter the cosmos, its vast expanse will play out within our minds.
In what manner will the ideal world come to humankind in the future? The world is doomed to perish if we do not make clear the proper use of our reproductive organs. We will never discover a world of peace. Look at Rome and America. The degeneration of the United States is not due to a lack of money. Until now, Americans have not been able to recognize the origin, creation and ownership of the reproductive organ. They have not known these things because of Satan. To clarify this, and to clear up all the chaos caused by the vicious and treacherous Satan on the cosmic level, I came, hoisted my banner and went forth in the name of True Parents.
When the wintry wind blows from a frigid zone into a temperate zone, the trees stand bare, stripped of their foliage and fruit. In winter, all fruit falls from the trees. Yet no matter how harsh the windís blast, it cannot suppress the seeds that bear life. When these very seeds that demonstrate such endurance and strength germinate, a new spring garden of peace for humankind will be found. As the spring garden of liberation and hope is found, as seeds of new life are sown in the earth in this new age of humankind, let us move into the temperate zone of liberation where there is no winter. This is a perfect metaphor for the teaching of the Unification Church.
To improve ourselves, we have to go the way of hardship. Is North-South unification easy? Is unity within oneself easy? We may be able to achieve external unification between North and South, yet still be unable to achieve internal unity within ourselves. Even if we achieve outward peace in the world, we may still be unable to achieve inner peace ourselves.
If the world moves forward in one direction, aligning the past, present and future and uniting internally and externally, the opportunity for unity can come at any time. When we examine the past and the present, we see that they must be moving in one direction, toward one purpose. That purpose is peace and unity. It is one peace, not two. Then when can we ourselves attain internal unity? Are we qualified to govern a united world without first uniting ourselves? Logically speaking, we are not qualified.
If we seek to identify the most fundamental problem, it is the serious issue of unity. This is the historical problem of the universe. If a nation perishes, it is not such a problem. There were no nations in Adamís world. Managing just his own family would have sufficed. It would have been enough if the family had been intact. In the end, what matters is unity between the conscience and the physical body, and unity within the family. The issue of unity between couples, between men and women, is a global problem. If that can be achieved, the world can become a place of peace. If they are handled with true love, the worldís problems will not seem difficult. Everything is resolved if there is unity between our minds and bodies, between parents and children, between husbands and wives, and between siblings.
In this evil and belligerent world, everything is in a state of struggle. This is because the mind struggles with the body. The battle of the sexes has become an accepted norm. Where in the world is the foundation for peace? It is not in Korea, not in Japan, not in the world, not in heaven; it is within oneself. If we do not bring peace between the mind and body that are at war, there will never be world peace.
Before attempting to unite your family, you must ask yourself whether you are united in mind and body; you will find that you are not. There is a struggle between body and mind, isnít there? When a man and woman fight each other, there is no happiness, peace or hope. In the end, with their minds and bodies divided, a couple splits into four parts, two minds and two bodies, and there is conflict among them all.
The Unification Church equips you with a logical, organized system that no religion or philosophy can imitate. It teaches you to live for others based on internal integrity and motivated by Godís true love. This can become the basis of world peace, the basis of peace for individuals, couples, families, tribes, peoples, nations, the world and, ultimately, the cosmos. The ideal of True Parents brings people into unity with God in true love, thus creating a peaceful, happy and hopeful world where heaven and earth are one. No one opposes these ideas. Everyone welcomes them.
What will become of the world in the future? Regardless of age or gender, all people living in the world today are longing for global unity. It is not a world of war they wish for; it is a world of peace and freedom without national boundaries, racial strife or cultural barriers. The worldís people are yearning for one world of peace and freedom with a culture of true love.
A world of peace is a world of unity. In aiming for a world of peace there is only one way, not two. The world of hope and peace for which men and women, young and old, are craving, is a world of unity. Even within single nations, we see various organizations, each with its unique thought, methodology and objectives. Surveying the political landscape of Korea, the ruling and opposition parties each seek to run their own party in their own way. How many different directions will there be? Problems stem from this.
Since the dawn of history, a great number of people have worked for world peace. However the number of those capable of leading humankind with hope into the sublime, united world of tomorrow is steadily dwindling.
Where can we begin to determine the structure of such a society, going beyond all studies, research and conventional practices? The starting point must be the True God. From the beginning, the True God made man and woman through a process. If the True God cannot rediscover the path to the destination, we cannot establish the ideal of creation, the realization of the ideal world of peace.
The world of peace is a world of unity. If men and women move in a direction different from that of God, a united world of peace cannot come. The conclusion is that the two directions inevitably have to become one.
If we do not go beyond the humanistic world toward a true God-centered world, we cannot discover the way to the united world of peace. In the world of mind and body, setting up a standard of peace is the most essential thing in life. *
The mind is battling against the body. In relation to this problem, where is the standard of peace? Not in the world, in the nation or in a religion. To be religious leaders, you must have absolute integrity of mind and body to establish the standard of peace within yourselves. The purpose of all education and all training and all human thought is for the realization of oneness between mind and body.
You can believe in any religious teaching, you may be a wonderful religious leader, or a great saint reigning over the world; however, as long as you are in this fallen realm, you will not be able to achieve integrity of mind and body on the same level as the eternal God.
Then why do the human mind and body struggle? The Father, the King of peace, and the son must unite in order to unite the mind and body. The origin of peace lies in the relationship of father and son, united in Godís true love, true life and true lineage. True love, true life and true lineage must be united where father and son become one.
We, the fallen lineage of humankind, must clearly come to know the original God and the ideal environment of the realm of heaven. The way to heaven will surely be found if we make a great effort to unite with God. This is the how the world of peace begins and spreads to every level, from the individual all the way to heaven, where the father and son live in unity and joy.
Therefore, the True Parents, who are Christ at the Second Advent, will illuminate everything in heaven and bring it into unity with the world on the earth. They will realize heaven on earth and in the spirit world.
It is through the True Parents on earth that true love, true life and true lineage are taught. All the saints and sages and all people in the spirit world want this, yet it must be accomplished through people learning the realm of oneness with True Parents on earth. Then heaven on earth and in the spirit world will be established.
Beloved people of my homeland, and all those who are observing this rally from around the world! You are truly blessed people. You are welcoming the age in which the True Parents of humankind have come, the age when the Korean Peninsula can be united through true love and truth instead of by guns and swords. It is the age when all religions can be united under True Parentsí teaching, and the historical and providential age when the saints and our ancestors can descend from the spirit world and communicate with us directly.
I would like to introduce the messages of Jesus Christ and the saints in the spirit world, urging us to go beyond the barriers of race, philosophy and nationality, and build a world of peace. Please study this content in its entirety through the books that will be distributed.
I hope you will live happily and peacefully with the Parents of Heaven and Earth in the eternal heaven, both on the earth and in the spirit world, where everyone lives as one great family of true love.
I would like first to give thanks before God, who has left behind the darkness and melancholy of the past century to bless the new millennium with bountiful hope and dreams of peace. I have invited you to hold this conference in the Republic of Korea, the only nation on Earth where the sharp conflict between democracy and communism continues to this moment. I state this not out of an individualís perspective, not because it is my homeland, but out of the perspective of Godís providence, because the Korean peninsula, though small in size, is the central country to bring about peace in the twenty-first century.
The number of ambassadors for peace that I have appointed throughout the world now has reached the tens of thousands. The newly appointed ambassadors for peace sometimes ask, ďHow must we conduct our lives?Ē
I answer that you have to complete the course that the Unification movement has traveled in its history, which proceeds according to an established formula. You need to understand clearly the reality of the spirit world and its direct link to the earthly world. Awareness of this spiritual reality naturally forms the core and guiding content for your life. You must have conviction to live in accordance with this awareness and work in harmony with the spirit world. You have to develop confidence that this is the context in which you are to live.
Throughout the decades, the contents of my sermons have not changed. When someone lives for the accomplishment of Godís Will for the new world, and if they make these teachings their basic standard, that person will be a principal actor in the effort to bring about the ideal kingdom of heaven. We need to live according to a basic rule. We have based our lives on vague concepts; however we must now live based on awareness of reality. This will bring us into oneness with Heaven, including both the spirit world and physical world. We need to unite the spiritual and physical realms within our own lives and expand this to the national realm. This is the only way to bring about the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven.
You need to understand that the position of the owner of Cheon II Guk, the kingdom of heaven, is someone who establishes a new standard that enables the peoples of the nations around the world to transcend their current ways of thinking, which have been based on traditional philosophies and concepts. The owners of Cheon II Guk progress to a new and higher dimension.
I was twenty-five years old when I founded the Unification movement, and I hope you understand that I founded this association based on the essential points of Godís Principle. The people who joined this movement at that time lived together with the True Parents and helped usher in a new world. Due to the Fall, human beings completely lost the world God originally created, and even lost God Himself. So in pursuing the providence of re-creation, I was responsible to bring about the world God created, which was lost at the time of the human Fall. That is, I was responsible to re-create the position that Adam would have occupied had he not fallen.
Please understand that we have to liberate the God of grief to become the God of happiness. On the foundation of the Unification Church, I established the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and, later, offered God the ďEnthronement Ceremony for the Kingship of GodĒ and ďThe Enthronement of the King of Blessed Families for the True Love, Peace, and Unity of the True Parents of Heaven and Earth.Ē
Since the Fall, God has been unable to engage the created world, and yet now, through the True Parents, He can restore all things through indemnity and perfect this world. We need to understand that God is neither the owner of re-creation nor the owner who pays indemnity for Adamís Fall. These are actually Adamís responsibilities. Everything must be placed in its proper order within the time frame of Adamís generation; otherwise, there will be no way to allow God to stand in His original position. For this reason, even though He is omniscient and omnipotent, God has worked laboriously through the long course of history from a position without sovereignty over the creation. We need to come to terms with this mortifying fact. I hope you each realize that your own spiritual development occurs only when Godís kingdom in the realm of daily life expands through the eras of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world and cosmos. If you do so, you will gain the ability to travel freely between the heavenly and earthly worlds. You will be able to attend God.
The mission of the perfected Adam will not be completed until Godís kingdom, starting with His palace, is created and dedicated to Heaven. The saints and sages now in the heavenly world are not living in glory. Instead, with that goal in mind, they work continuously in order to achieve perfection. We need to understand that they will continue their efforts until they achieve the true love ideal, that is, the united realm of the liberated earthly and heavenly worlds.
You have to know that, if you are unable to complete this mission while on earth, when you arrive in the world after death you will find that you will need to go through a long training process to overcome challenges and complete what you were responsible to do on earth. Please understand that the time we have on earth is an opportunity more precious than anything else under heaven. It is our opportunity to perfect our love. It is urgent that we understand our work now is for the sake of inheriting a path that is more precious than our nation, more precious than the world, and more precious than our own love or life. The life we lead from now on has indescribable value.
It is important to understand that it is not Godís responsibility to bring about Godís liberation. It is our responsibility. If it were Godís responsibility, He would not even have allowed Adam and Eve to commit the Fall. The staggering fact is that responsibility for the Fall lies with the family of Adam. During history before now, not a single person fully understood this point. The owner of re-creation does not refer to God; it refers to our families. This is the reason our families are so important. The foundation of Cheon II Guk, which is the world of Godís original ideal, is the family.
Please understand that when I founded this movement at the age of twenty-five, I did so with full knowledge of all these facts. As it was then, so it is now. We need to make a new starting point from this original, Adam- like position.
Respected guests, do you know the main point of the speech I delivered at the ceremony marking the founding of the Family Party? It is an educational movement to promote good governance, and my speech concerned the recording of marriages and births. It begins not with the recording of my marriage, but with the recording of Godís marriage and Godís birth. God, along with Adam, never had a marriage ceremony as the Lord who created the universe. God was never able to record His birth or marriage. Who was responsible for this? It was Adam, who fell.
This is the reason that the True Parents have to liberate God on the foundation of having offered to God the Enthronement Ceremony of the Kingship of God. God originally stood in an autonomous position and could do as He pleased with every object partner in the creation of the heavens and the earth, from the smallest to the largest. However, because of the Fall, He could not make a start as the Owner of Cheon II Guk. He could not assert Himself freely. We must understand this mortifying fact. Because it was the family of Adam and Eve that ruined the realm of creation and freedom that was originally Godís, the perfected family of Adam and Eve has to remake this universe anew. Therefore, if from this moment you determine with a deep conviction to renew your family in accordance with the direction of Godís will, all will go well for you.
Why do we need religion? Please be aware that religion is needed because of the human Fall. However, people are sending religions to the sidelines today. Rev. Moon and Mrs. Moon, the True Parents, are making everything under heaven new with their own hands. They have even built Godís original palace, where He can be completely liberated, can enter the realm of kingship, and be restored to the rightful realm as the Owner of the heavenly kingdom. If you understand this content, you need to mark this day as a new beginning and become sons and daughters of God with strong conviction and confidence to fulfill your responsibility.
All that would remain then would be to have your family centered on God. You must make a determination also to stand with the political policies on Heavenís side and set straight the countries that until now have been associated with political policies on Satanís side and have caused Heaven to suffer by persecuting religions.
You must become owners who build the original homelands and father-lands where you would like to live. You must become people who give true love to all of nature. All things, even plants and animals, must be re-created. Because of the Fall, they lost the reciprocal realm of true love in which to exist. The realm of true love only existed until Adam and Eve reached age sixteen, their age at the time of the Fall. After their Fall, this realm was divided. We must now take responsibility as though it were a mistake committed by our own hands that ruined the entire world. The blessed family that makes the determination to take responsibility to accomplish restoration will be the owner of Cheon II Guk.
Please realize that all humanity today stands in the position of having been born simultaneously into the realms of heaven and hell. However these two realms of good and evil are now like brothers in a family. Therefore, you need the heart to embrace a family and help the parents equally love the older and younger brothers. You need to feel a love that, based on your own experience, deeply understands and sympathizes with this familyís situation. Otherwise, when you go to spirit world, you will not be able to live in a family qualified for the royal palace. Instead, you will wander continuously around that vicinity for thousands and even tens of thousands of years.
As ancestors of the coming generations, you have to dedicate all your sincerity and effort to the task of passing on a lineage of chastity and fidelity, a pure lineage based on pure love. You have a responsibility to your family that you need to fulfill before you die, even if it means that you offer up your life hundreds or thousands of times before you are able to go over that mountain. You must travel this path with a constant spirit of one heart, one body and one thought.
God has had this level of seriousness, and so Rev. Moon, who founded the Family Federation, has had unsurpassed seriousness to establish a clear family tradition of purity and fidelity. Like it or not, you have to do your best and leap ahead on this path with all your strength in order to achieve the goal. A new age of heavenly understanding is coming. The age has arrived when we can establish nations based on blessed families, that is, families that have received Godís direct Blessing. Therefore, you need to set everything right and be on full alert. Please become families that produce heavenly princes and princesses who are highly qualified to attend Heavenís ideal purpose of creation.
Please understand very clearly that the overall purpose is to inherit this foundation of victory, to live in attendance to God, and return to one nation, one culture, one world, one brother and sisterhood, and one realm that is an expansion of the one family that lives in peace on the earth and in heaven forever and ever. It is incredible that something such as the Family Party could emerge.
Had Jesus completed the providence of restoration through indemnity, married and formed a family, he could have established in one fell swoop a foundation of marriage Blessing that would have brought the people of Israel into Heavenís realm. He could have gone on to give the Blessing in Rome. He could have accomplished the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven by the time he was in his forties. Israel and Palestine are fighting each other today because the mission of Jesus as the True Parent was not accomplished. Brothers fight and are not able to unite, because there are no True Parents. At the time of Jesus, the world would have come to have one religion, one culture, one nation and one realm of heart. When that did not happen, Islam, Judaism and Christianity separated. You must know that these developments brought God into a realm of supreme grief. Currently in America, a movement of pastors removing the cross from their churches is underway. Jesus came as the True Parent of humanity to establish Godís lineage on earth; nonetheless, he was killed on the cross before he could complete this.
The value of the True Parent is greater than that of all humankind. It follows that atonement for this sin would not be made, even by the offering of the entire human race. The suffering of Godís people for the past two thousand years was dreadful and appalling, yet it did not earn forgiveness for the death of Jesus. Even suffering of many times that much would not be enough. There is actually no way for any nation to pay for the sin of killing the True Parent. Because humanity still carried the sin of killing the True Parent, God could not intervene to prevent cruel persecution and genocide. We have to digest this lesson of how valuable True Parents are because we are in a similar period of history today.
We have arrived at a time when Judaism, Islam, and Christianity must overcome their historical divisions and unite throughout the world centering on the Unification Principle. The parallel historical periods of restoration through indemnity are reaching completion. This age is parallel to the age of Jesus, not on the worldwide level, but on the cosmic level. For this reason, the returning Lord must be the Messiah and Savior. The Savior must turn this world into a kingdom of heaven of peace, and in that world there can be no discord among religions.
The word ďreturningĒ means that this is the Lord who has come again. This is because the position of the Lord, as True Parent, was not established to the fullest extent when he came the first time. The Lord, having come again, must become the True Parent and bring about the liberated realm in the earthly and heavenly worlds. Human beings did not understand this historical fact, which is interwoven in the history of the providence. Now that you know this, you can climb over this mountain, enter into Godís holy presence and dwell in the liberated, ideal realm.
This is the reason that you need to sincerely dedicate yourselves to accomplishing all your tasks while you are alive. No one can take responsibility for your life in providential history if you commit an error on the path.
It is a great task. Exhausting your five physical senses and five spiritual senses hundreds or thousands of times over is just the beginning. Can God take responsibility for it? No, He cannot. As I said earlier, if He could take responsibility, He would never have allowed Adam and Eve to commit the Fall in the first place.
Who is the owner of re-creation? It is not God. It is you and your family. That is the reason we say in the Family Pledge to God each morning, ďAs the owner of Cheon II Guk, our family...Ē From the minutest organism created by God, to the heavenly world and the whole universe that is more than a hundred billion times larger than the solar system, all things are arranged in a pair system. This is the orderly existence of all things within Godís realm of love. Satan destroyed all this by defiling the blood lineage. So the True Parents need to relate to all things again and re-create them. You also are responsible to resolve Godís grief by loving the plants, animals, seas and lands with Godís true love, and to resolve the grief that accompanies humanityís inability to become true owners. That is why a new view of life, a new view of the universe, and a new view of the cosmos are to be established.
Originally, there would have been no need for a Family Party. What was needed was a family that lived in attendance to God as the Parent. Because such a family was not established, however, it must be accomplished now, bearing all costs during the course of indemnity. The Family Party was established to educate all people about the purpose of this task and how to carry it out.
You must go forward with the self-realization that yours is a family of princes among princes, princesses among princesses, and filial children, patriots, saints and sons and daughters of God. We are pioneering the path that God would like to travel. We travel in His place, as offerings. Even if you are able to receive Godís love and remain in the realm of His heart for thousands, or even tens of thousands of years, you will shed tears of shame when you face the God who has suffered unimaginable grief throughout the ages. Even if you shed your blood and sweat for God to the point that your entire being is on fire, you will still feel that you are inadequate. This is the path that our families must follow in order to free ourselves of the mistake of not accomplishing our responsibility as princes and princesses seeking Heaven.
Fallen human beings destroyed the heavenly kingdom, even the heavenly palace. So we have to determine to recreate everything for God. On that foundation, our families will create filial children, patriots, saints, and sons and daughters of God, to an extent a thousand, or even tens of thousands of times greater than would have been achieved if the Fall had never occurred. If we re-create everything, then how can hell exist? The re-created world will be the core of the royal palace of the heavenly kingdom, and God will be able to dwell anywhere on the earth in the same way that He dwells in His palace.
I have traveled a suffering course in the process of founding and leading the Unification movement, but to this day none of these experiences really feel like suffering to me. I can feel this way because I have arrived at a place in my heart that profoundly comprehends, through my own experience, Godís deep, wide and exalted blessing. With that, I am grateful for everything. Those who have not had experiences in this position will not understand. God Himself doesnít stand up displaying pride in front of me, for He has not been in the position to love me as His son who is liberating Him.
By Himself, God could not be liberated from His inconsolable grief, nor begin the process of truly loving human beings as His children. Godís position needs to be recovered. That is, He needs to regain the position of True Parent so He can give and receive love with His children. Because the children committed the Fall, the giving and receiving of love did not come about. Human beings were forced to go through a history of grief. The marriage and even the birth of God could not be recorded, because His nation did not exist.
The life of the True Parents has also been a course of grief. The historic work of True Parents has divine value. There will be wailing and lamentation day after day when the world comes to fully understand the content of True Parentsí lives. People will weep the same way the people of Israel repent in tears at the Wailing Wall. We have to go this way to establish the realm of liberation from grief. We finally have entered an age when God can liberate all of heaven and earth through His marriage. Because God has recorded His marriage, we, as His sons and daughters, can record our births. Because God has fulfilled the covenant of three generations, He is able to return to His original position.
On the basis of the realm of the victory of the True Parents, who are the Parents of Heaven and Earth, you can now completely inherit the authority to register marriages and births. I hope that you will have faith that when you make your determination to live in this way, and become citizens of Cheon II Guk, living with one heart, one body, one thought, and one harmony, you will absolutely become members of the royal family.
Here at the Little Angels Performing Arts Center tonight we have leaders who signed the Jerusalem Declaration, the Washington Declaration, and, now, the Seoul Peace Declaration, representing the unity of the eras of the First, Second and Third Israel. Participants in the Seoul Peace Declaration include young leaders of the second generation, who participated in the International Youth Leaders Conference held at Sun Moon University, and world leaders who have attended the International and Interreligious Federation for World Peace Summit of World Leaders. I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all of you.
You are leaders of the first and second generations who can inherit the realm of Heavenís chosen people. I earnestly ask that you remember that you stand here today at the site of the Seoul Declaration. You are here to become one with each other in mind and body, and answer the historic call to renew the United Nations and so recreate a new United Nations that expresses Godís original ideal.
This banquet was prepared to celebrate my eighth-fourth birthday and the birthday of my wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. Instead of receiving congratulations on our birthdays, though, the two of us would prefer to offer this banquet to the saints and sages in the spirit world who are present here now, to blessed families in the spirit world, and to the participants of the World Summit on Leadership and Governance.
Humanity inherited false love, false life and false lineage I understand that you have been engaged in discussions and meetings during the past few days on the theme, ďGood Governance for a World in Crisis.Ē I know that your hard work and passion will combine to create the opportunity for new hopes and dreams to be planted in a world that slides deeper into crisis with each passing day.
I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to each of you again for coming to my homeland, Korea, to join me in opening the fourth year of Cheon II Guk, the Kingdom of Peace and Unification. This is a new year of great hope. Throughout my life of more than eighty years, I have maintained a tradition of speaking only the Will of Heaven. This evening, in keeping with this tradition, I would like to convey to you Heavenís message entitled, ďThe Messiah and True Parents.Ē
In the beginning, God created human beings as His children. They were destined to grow to maturity, form families with His Blessing, and multiply His descendants for endless generations in a lineage of goodness unstained by sin. The first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, were to have attended God as their vertical True Parent. Then with the True Parent God as their axis, they were to have become the substantial, horizontal True Parents. In such a world, the word Messiah would never have come to exist. Their family would have been the ideal family reflecting Godís ideal of creation, and the world would have been the kingdom of heaven on earth, where Godís ideal of creation would have been completed. After living out their lives in this world, human beings would have automatically been registered as citizens of the kingdom of heaven in the spirit world, where they would have lived eternally in freedom, peace, and happiness.
Perfected Adam and Eve would have communicated directly with God using their five spiritual senses and, at the same time, they would have worked freely with the physical creation using their five physical senses. They would have lived as True Owners, True Parents, and True King and Queen representing both the spirit world and the physical world.
However, with the Fall of the first human ancestors, all humanity descended into a hell of hopelessness from which their efforts alone would never free them. Their five spiritual senses became paralyzed. They fell into a state similar to that of a blind person. Their eyes appear to be normal yet do not function at all. Forced to live with just their five physical senses, they were only half human. They could not see God. They could not hear His voice or feel His touch. So how could they experience His love as their own Parent or understand His suffering heart?
Satan forced his way into the parental position that rightfully belonged to God, pretending to be the parent. He placed humanity in complete bondage, making them his slaves. For this reason, the love, life and lineage that we possess today is false. It is exactly that false love, false life and false lineage first planted in Adam and Eve, which persist in us today.
What great pain God must have felt as He watched human beings, born to be His direct lineal children, receive Satanís false lineage and descend to the position of servant of servants! Because God is a God of principle and law, He would not reject the principles by which He created, nor violate the ideal of creation that He established. So He has had to wait tens of thousands of years before introducing the Messiah to the course of the providence of salvation. Different religions refer to this person by different names, such as the Maitreya, the Man of the True Way, and the returning Savior. However, the person humankind needs to open the way, and the person sought by God, is one and the same person, the Messiah, who is the True Parent.
Who, then, is the Messiah, and what is he like? He is the owner and substantiation of faith, hope, and love, for the individual and also for the family, tribe, society, nation, world and cosmos. The faith and hope that remain on earth will finally bear fruit only in an age when humanity attends this person as the Messiah. This fruit contains the life and breath of human history. This fruit links human beings with Heaven. Our past, present and future are linked to it. The Messiah comes for the sake of human beings, who became forlorn orphans after losing their parents through the Fall. He becomes our substantial True Parent, True Owner, True Teacher and True King. He is the substantiation of Godís true love, true life, and true lineage, coming to restore His lost children who have been groaning in travail under a false parent, to bring them back to their rightful position as the true sons and daughters of God.
Ladies and gentlemen, Heaven sent Jesus to earth two thousand years ago as the Messiah. Jesus was none other than the one who came to embrace the children who had lost their parents and to restore them back to the original ideal of Heaven. He was the True Parent. Through the Fall, Adam and Eve lost their positions as True Parents. They were unable to receive Godís Blessing and so could not form a union as a true husband and wife and could not produce true children. Their mistake meant God could not embrace a lineage of three generations, including His grandchildren. So God tearfully made preparations for a period of thousands of years, establishing the nation of Israel as His chosen people. He then sent Jesus, the Savior and Messiah, through the lineage of Abraham. Jesus came as the leader in the struggle to establish, for the first time in history, the sovereignty, land and people of the one nation of God. On that foundation, he could have changed the whole world from Satanís false blood lineage to the true blood lineage of Godís goodness.
Tragically, the people of Israel whom God had chosen did not receive Jesus, and as a result he was put to death unjustly. The Messiah, Jesus, who could have restored the position of True Parents, produced true children, and risen to the position of King of kings, was prevented from establishing even the position of a true husband with Godís marriage Blessing. Because of this, he could not establish the position of True Parents or multiply true children. Instead, he died on the cross.
The marriage of the Lamb of which the Book of Revelation in the New Testament speaks is none other than the ceremony by which the Messiah receives his bride and forms the union of true husband and wife. If Judaism had received and attended Jesus at that time, the world of Godís earnest desire, the world of His original ideal of creation, the peaceful kingdom of heaven, would have been realized on earth at that time through Jesusí descendants. As it was, the providence of establishing True Parents that Jesus, the Second Adam, was ready to fulfill was stopped in its tracks by the faithlessness of those who had been chosen. As a result, human beings were told to wait for the Second Coming of the Messiah. Heaven had mercy yet again on pitiful humankind.
The phrase, True Parents, does not appear in any encyclopedia. It is not a phrase that I created, nor is it something that anyone in the world easily attached to me. In truth, it is the destiny and blessing that Heaven has bestowed on my wife and me. The position of True Parents carries with it the vertical missions of Savior, Messiah, and returning Lord, opportunities that have never been fulfilled in history and will never visit us again in the future. For this reason, people still affiliated with the fallen realm have to fulfill a number of conditions in order to attend the True Parents and accomplish Heavenís Will.
First, they must participate in and complete a revolution of indemnity. This means they need to cast everything aside and follow the True Parents. They have to follow the True Parents above friends, teachers, and even their parents. It is only when we have cast aside everything and reached the standard of a total living offering that Heaven can bestow blessings and grace upon us. This means that all people need to steadfastly separate from Satanís world, showing not even the slightest attachment, and return to the zero point to mark the dawn of a new creation.
Second, they need to complete a revolution of conscience. This means that they have to maintain a tradition of true love, true life and true lineage in accordance with the predisposition of the original mind and conscience endowed by God. They need to do this without compromising with any worldly sovereignty or philosophy they may encounter. They have to live a life of ďhigh noon settlement,Ē in which they neither cast shadows nor carry a speck of shame in the presence of the spirit world and physical world. The revolution of conscience is completed when we reach a harmonious state of one mind, one body and one thought. Thus they will establish the realm of pure love and pure lineage as an eternal and unchanging tradition. In it, the age of unity and harmony will blossom.
The third condition is a revolution of heart. This means that all people will establish a world of true love, in which God will want to come to us, consult with us and reside with us. The revolution of heart is a revolution of true love, of living for the sake of others, the practice of unchanging, sacrificial love. Think of what it would be like if we each lived for the sake of others more than for ourselves. God, the root source of true love, would reside within us and would live for our sake. What greater joy and glory could there be? Where the revolution of heart has been completed, there will be no such thing as family breakdown, racial strife, international disputes, friction between religions, or any other vestiges of Satanís world. An eternal peace kingdom will be established.
A movement to remove crosses from church buildings, in accordance with my declaration, is spreading in many areas of the world. Thousands of clergy have journeyed to Jerusalem, the epicenter of strife in the Middle East, to participate in interreligious and international peace rallies. On December 22, 2003, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim clergy took each other by the hand, sang praises of peace, and performed a ceremony to crown Jesus as the King of kings. It was a miracle performed in Jerusalemís Independence Park before a crowd of some twenty thousand people. This was a day when Jesusí grief was resolved and the victory of True Parents could be declared to all of heaven and earth.
Ladies and gentlemen, in the same way that the mission of True Parents, to which my wife and I have been called, is a matter of heavenly destiny, your mission before Heaven is to join hands with us in building a peaceful kingdom of heaven on earth. Heavenís time has now arrived. I pray that you will return to your communities and work passionately as messiahs and true parents yourselves, in the effort to bring about world peace.
A thousand emotions crowd my mind as I stand here today. Thirty- four years have passed since I first set foot on this land chosen by God. I came here to uphold Godís will, which is to make America a foothold for world salvation by reviving Christianity and bringing reconciliation among religions.
Some of you who are sitting here may remember the warning I proclaimed when I first arrived in America. I boldly declared to the American people, ďIf there is an illness in your home, do you not need a doctor from outside? If your home catches on fire, do you not need fire fighters? God sent me to America as a doctor to heal this wounded land. He sent me to America as a fire fighter because this house is on fire.Ē
In the early 1970s, I called the two hundred and seventy million people of America to a great awakening. In my second Day of Hope speaking tour I visited twenty-one major cities throughout the United States. I warned the people that God was leaving America. I clearly stated that America had no hope if it did not end the racial strife between blacks and whites, reverse the moral degradation of its youth, stem the tide of self-centered individualism, solve the problem of communism, and bring reconciliation among religions. I said do not look to the federal government or academia for the answer. I called upon enlightened religious leaders to come together, surmount differences of religion and ethnicity, and combine their strength to address these issues. Now, thirty years later, what do we see in America?
Only God knows the sweat and tears I shed in America as I labored to establish world peace. You who are here today are the chosen fruit of that sweat and those tears. Yet, a thorny path still awaits this nation. I, Rev. Moon, am not an American. In accordance with Godís command, I have returned to Korea to lead His providence to restore my homeland to God.
The future of this nation is now in the hands of conscientious leaders such as you. Who else will save your nation? Where else except among the people gathered here can we find a politician who would willingly sacrifice him or herself for the future of this nation, or a professor who would spend sleepless nights anguishing over its problems? You are the only ones who can do it. You must stand up now and become the locomotive that leads Americaís two hundred and ninety million people.
In this regard, I would like to convey a portion of a new understanding given by Heaven for this age, titled ďThe Harmonization of Values, and the Liberation and Complete Settlement of the Realm Transcending Religions and Nations from the Providential Perspective.Ē Please engrave this message in your hearts. Let its teachings give you direction and purpose in living for the sake of this nation and all human beings. This message is not only for you and for the people of America; it is the new decree of Heaven, the absolute, undeniable truth, to be declared to all 6.5 billion people of the world, and even throughout the spirit world.
Dear guests, what was Godís purpose in creating human beings? The omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent God did not want to live in solitude. He wished for object partners whom He could love; these are human beings. God created the cosmos in stages to make an environment for human beings, and on that foundation He created human beings to receive His absolute love.
God created us to be His children. Godís desire for us is unlimited. Out of love, He desires that human beings be even better and greater than He is. Donít all parents wish that their children would surpass them? This is the tradition of parental love with which God has blessed us.
Godís purpose of creation is to experience complete joy in seeing His children grow to maturity in a true family, marry under His Blessing, and multiply true children who will build a true, ideal heaven on earth and in heaven, in which to live eternally. They would be the fruits of Godís true love, true life and true lineage.
We become owners of true love through practice. How do you practice true love? You do this by giving first, by investing completely for your beloved, and by sacrificing and forgetting what you have given.
In the beginning, God practiced true love. Before God created human beings, He established the standard of absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience and then invested Himself one hundred percent. These are absolute values of love. Thus, God established the principle that we create true relationships by practicing absolute values with true love.
You cannot become an owner of true love by yourself. You have to be in relationship with a counterpart. Thus, a man and woman can never become parents without having children, and it is in the parent-child relationship that we naturally practice absolute values and become owners of parental love.
This principle also applies to God. In order for God to stand as the owner of absolute love, He needs human beings as His true children. He practices the values of absolute love as He relates with us as His object partners of love. Ultimately, the relationship between God as the subject partner and human beings as object partners becomes absolute and creates a realm of unity and perfection.
This principle applies throughout the universe, although we have not understood it. Mistakenly, we have been taught that the strong always devour and exploit the weak. The theory of the survival of the fittest, the so-called law of the jungle, is rooted in the Hellenistic worldview. It is fundamentally wrong! Its proponents overlook absolute values. These values lead to the completion of every creature. They allow each to be the owner of love by living for the greater good.
The owner of love lives for the sake of his or her object partner. They invest true love and forget ever having invested. The object partner responds to that investment of love with complete giving in return. If true love were excluded from this equation, only the concept of struggle would remain. However existence and development come not from exploitation, they come from Godís Principle of Creation. He creates through a participatory process of giving and receiving rooted in loveís absolute values, in which complementary partners unite to create an environment of a greater harmony.
Of course, entities sacrifice for the sake of a greater good, but we must not interpret this as moral evil. It is an investment for the sake of mutual development. Is it evil for an individual to sacrifice for his or her family? Is it evil for a family to sacrifice for the nation, or a nation for the world? No, these noble acts display loveís absolute values. They constitute the path to fully realize true love. An owner of true love strives, first of all, to lift up his or her object partner also as an owner of true love.
Therefore, we have to rid ourselves completely of an individualistic mindset and the self-centered behavior that flows from it. This is the root of fallen nature and the cause of evil. This applies to individual selfish behavior of men and women and to collective selfish behavior of communities and nations.
Selfish individualism stands in direct contradiction to the spirit which blossoms when we live by true loveís absolute values. Instead of sacrificing and giving for the sake of others, self-centeredness makes demands upon others to sacrifice for me. It leads us to be concerned first with our own interests.
Through the Fall, Satan diabolically injected self-centeredness into the mind-body relationship. He planted this poison mushroom in the human heart. Although the embrace of self-centeredness may lead to a beautiful appearance, worldly fame and earthly comfort, it is a trap. To enter it is reckless, for it becomes an addiction and leads to hidden suffering that is difficult to escape.
Consider your physical body. Its design was present in your parentsí sperm and ovum. You were born from the love of your parents. On the physical level, your fatherís sperm provided 0.001 percent of you and 99.999 percent came from your motherís bone, blood and flesh. Your entire body is an extension of your mother. No one is an exception to this. In this respect, there is nothing that we can call our own and no way to justify self- centered individualism.
Everything exists in relation to its complement. When we say ďfront,Ē it presupposes a ďback.Ē Above is meaningful only in relation to below. Left is a precondition for right. By the same logic, masculinity presupposes the existence of femininity. The moral lesson is that men are born for the sake of women, and women are born for the sake of men. Without men, there is no need for women. In the same way, without women, men cannot claim their existence has any value. In the end, nothing is born for its own sake. All beings exist and act for the sake of a partner. This means that God created all things to move toward the ideal of His kingdom through mutual relationships.
Consider a human beingís five senses. Do our eyes exist to gaze at themselves? No. Our eyes, nose, ears, mouth and hands were created to sense others. What force energizes our five senses to sustain our life and maintain our activities? It is the force that exalts the values of true love. Our five senses are tools essential for the practice of true love. Nothing comes into being for its own sake. A life for the sake of others, giving and sacrificing through love and perfecting the ownership of love through willing submission, is a life aligned with Godís ideal of creation.
Today I ask you to recognize that each of you was created for the sake of your partner. The law of nature calls you to live for the sake of your partner. Practice this way of life and you will come to embody absolute values. By this, you will become an owner of true love.
When God created the first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, in the garden of Eden, He gave them reproductive organs. Why did He do that? It was so that they could grow to maturity, marry, beget children without sin, and establish the kingdom of heaven on earth. Thus they were to perfect Godís ideal of creation. Adam and Eve were to have accomplished this within their lifetime.
The problem was that Adam and Eve fell. They became people of false love, false life and false lineage. Instead of embodying and multiplying Godís love, Godís life and Godís lineage, Adam and Eve received Satanís lineage.
They fell into disgrace and, what is worse, transmitted Satanís lineage to their children. They lost loveís absolute values and became beings devoid of value. Hence, God had to watch them leave the garden of Eden.
Adam was supposed to have become Godís body on earth. Eve was supposed to have become Adamís bride and Godís bride as well. However their minds and bodies were corrupted. They lost their ideals and turned into enemies. How grieved Godís heart was as He viewed that tragic reality! The Fall was Adam and Eveís grave. It robbed God of what belonged to Him. The Fall is the root of free sex and the origin of self-centered individualism.
Take a look around you. We see self-centered individualism of the worst kind. Over-consumption is nothing but rampant greed. Free sex is out of control among the young. In the East and West, people are throwing overboard the dignity and value of the family and pursuing physical pleasure. Millions fall into drug addiction, contract deadly diseases and meet tragic ends.
Our conscience abhors a decadent and meaningless life, so even as we pursue paths of extreme individualism and bodily pleasure, our conscience raises an alarm. Every person has a God-given original mind that longs to live in a universe, nation, neighborhood and family wrapped in the loving embrace of parents and siblings.
Still, we continue to walk contrary to the original mindís desire, and eventually the conscience burns out. Faced with the inescapable conflict between the bodyís selfish desires and the conscience, we deaden the pain with escapist drugs and, when driven to the edge, resort to suicide. Our lives testify to the truth of the proverb, ďyou shall reap what you sow.Ē What seed did Adam and Eve sow in the garden of Eden? They planted the seed of free sex through an illicit sexual relationship. That is why it is written that after they fell, they hid their lower parts. It was certain that in the Last Days, the time of harvest, rampant free sex among young people would manifest throughout the world.
When children are caught stealing cookies, their natural reaction is to hide their hands or mouth. If Adam and Eve had eaten literal fruit from a literal tree, they too would have hidden their hands and covered their mouths. So, I ask you, why did they hide their lower parts? We cannot deny that the human Fall was caused by an illicit sexual relationship between the first human ancestors. God could not do anything in the face of the tragedy of the Fall, because the creation of lineage was in the sphere of Adam and Eveís responsibility.
Dear guests, do you know the dividing line between heaven and hell? Is it in the air? Is it in a church sanctuary? Is it in a national government? No, the dividing line between heaven and hell is found in your reproductive organs. This is where the greatest tragedy in human history occurred, which turned heaven and earth upside-down. If you use your reproductive organ recklessly and blindly, you will surely go to hell. On the other hand, if you use it in accordance with the standard of Godís absolute love, you will go to Heaven. Who can deny this? If you doubt it, I ask you to carefully read the Divine Principle, which contains the laws of Heaven that were revealed to me. If that does not satisfy your doubts, please pray about it sincerely. I am sure that God will answer your prayer.
Hundreds of thousands of young people throughout the world stopped indulging in free sex after accepting the teachings of the Rev. Moon. The message of the pure love movement, which advocates absolute sex, is now spreading like wildfire. While free sex is based upon false love and motivated by selfish desires that come from Satan, absolute sex is the expression of absolute love centered on God. Literature, films and the media have been highlighting and fanning the flames of free sex. Now, leaders of all spheres of life, including politicians, business people, writers, journalists and religious leaders, must stand as one to rid the culture of its obsession with free sex. This disease cripples individuals, families and nations.
We must bear in mind the importance of Adamís family, the ancestors of humanity. It was Adamís family that destroyed the path to true love and world peace. Yet Adamís family also had the potential to establish the absolute values of true love and lay the cornerstone of world peace. They only had to maintain pure love and receive Godís Holy Marriage Blessing.
Ten years ago I brought to an end the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity and raised the banner of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification because the time had come to call people of all faiths to receive the Holy Blessing. How can we transform this world of conflict and war into a world of harmony and unity? The only way is by practicing true love and establishing loveís absolute values as a global ethic. These eternal, unchanging, unique and absolute values are the attributes of God, the owner of true love. We must inherit them as our own and live accordingly.
Dear guests, why is the family a good thing? A good family, overflowing with the parentsí love, is the place where we can express our original freedom. It doesnít matter whether a family is rich or poor; if true love is at the core, their bond of heart is liberating. That family can liberate humankind and even liberate God.
Freedom cannot exist without true love. If you visit someone as a guest, you feel reserved and inhibited. This is because initially you may lack a deep bond of true love with that household. In other words, because your love cannot spread in all directions, you feel awkward. However, after you visit that home many times and your bond of love with that family grows, you lose your inhibitions and begin to relate freely.
In Godís blueprint for the family, the parents embody the highest and greatest value. Parents are the initiators and the center of eternal true love. No bond is closer than the life-long relationship between parent and child. When a child is born, the first person they relate to is their mother. Mother and baby share indescribable joy. When the child is happy, the parents share that happiness. When the child is sorrowful, the parents are the first to shed tears of sorrow. Thus God intends parents to be the beginning and the end of their childrenís joy. For this reason, we feel sympathetic and compassionate toward children who lose their parents.
A loving couple, a husband and wife, is the second most valuable existence in the family. A true husband and wife give and receive unconditional love. As newly-weds, their love does not begin as absolute, eternal love. However as their relationship matures, their love becomes an absolute bond, resembling Godís attributes of absoluteness and eternity. Then their true love will bring happiness and joy to the family.
Nonetheless, even when a husband and wife enjoy the most ideal relationship, if it goes no further than the couple, it will not bring forth the absolute value of eternal happiness and joy. Couples need to have children. Imagine what would happen if all couples decided not to have children, saying that they would rather just enjoy their own happiness? Humankind would be extinct in one hundred years or less.
When a husband and wife receive love from their children, they rise to the position of parents. Only then can they be called a true couple. Therefore, in Godís blueprint for the family, the third most important value is the true love of children for their parents. Children are to love and serve their parents with a bright and positive attitude, even as they seek to fulfill their goals and create a hopeful future for themselves. Their true love for their parents is original love. It adds pure and genuine value and expands the familyís field of happiness. This is Godís design for the family. It extends for three generations, completely endowed with love: the sacrificial love of parents for their children, the mutual love between husband and wife, and the filial love of children for their parents. Anywhere in the world, families that manifest this pattern will become the paramount, ideal, true families.
Who does the world consider to be a happy person? What is the basis of happiness? Do power and authority bring happiness? Does having tremendous wealth bring happiness? Does happiness come from possessing a unique talent? Does happiness come by becoming a world-renowned scholar or gaining a coveted position? None of these guarantee happiness. Nothing external can be the basis of eternal happiness. Sooner or later, the happiness it brings will fade and the person will renew their search for happiness. In the end, a person finds genuine happiness in a family that has loving parents, a couple bonded in true love, and children who are devoted and faithful to their parents.
Dear guests, what kind of place is heaven? According to the principle by which God created the universe, heaven is completed first on earth. Men and women are created to live in heaven while on earth in their physical bodies. Then, when they naturally discard the flesh, they will make the transition to heaven in the spirit world where they will live for eternity. Our task, then, is to build the kingdom of heaven on earth.
Then what would the kingdom of heaven on earth look like? The answer is near at hand. The kingdom of heaven has the same form as Godís design for the family. In an original family there are parents of the original standard, husband and wife of the original standard, children of the original standard, and siblings of the original standard.
If the members of a family unite in true love, they automatically create harmony and unity. In this way, true love, true life and true lineage are passed on through the generations. The grandparents convey the tradition of true love to the parents. The parents bequeath the same life of true love to their children. In their sibling relationships, the children take after their grandparents and parents by living for the sake of others and forming original relationships of true love.
When this happens, that family becomes a heavenly family. Such a family may be called an original family or a true family. It is a family that fulfills Godís purpose and ideal. Unfortunately, if even one of these components is missing, it is impossible to create an original family that can be a unit of the heavenly kingdom.
In an original family, love for oneís parents would be stronger than the love between husband and wife, and love for oneís grandparents would be stronger than the love for oneís parents. This sets up the tradition and ethics of true love.
The original family is the model of the kingdom of heaven. The parents are analogous to the leader of a nation; the children correspond to the citizens of a nation, and the familyís house and property correspond to the land of that nation. When a nationís governance and social life reflect the values of true love in the original family, that nation takes the form of the kingdom of heaven.
Individual perfection begins with unity of mind and body Thus, the starting point of the kingdom of heaven lies not in the individual or in the nation, but in the family. Once we enter heaven and are surrounded by our beloved family, we will not want to leave. We can see each other hundreds and thousands of times and we will still want to see each other again and again. This is our original homeland, for which everyone longs.
Yet, heaven is not created in an instant. Just because the age has changed and heavenly fortune is with us does not mean that heaven will fall from the sky and appear before our eyes. We first must become people of character who can create heavenly families. In other words, we have to begin with individual maturity.
The path to becoming people of character, to achieving individual maturity, lies in perfecting the harmony and oneness between mind and body. Originally, God created us to live without any inner conflict. The mind is supposed to guide the body and the body act in absolute obedience to the mind. Mind and body were created to function with this perfect harmony. However, as a result of the Fall of the first ancestors, Adam and Eve, all human beings inherited fallen nature. Humankind has lived in suffering because of the unavoidable conflict between mind and body that has its roots in the Fall.
No one in history has ever achieved mind-body unity during his or her life on earth. Despite the steady progress of Godís providence of restoration and His determination to save us, not a single person has been liberated from the struggle between the mind and body and achieved individual maturity. Although countless monks and hermits have followed the arduous path of asceticism, living in caves deep in the mountains and devoting their entire lives to meditation and prayer, not one has ever triumphed in that struggle. No one has known the method to win this unrelenting, internal war. The reason that even enlightened sages have been unable to end the mind-body struggle is simple. Self-discipline by itself is not enough. One needs to connect with the providence of Heaven, receive the call, complete the providence of restoration that God has guided for thousands of years, and gain victory in a position publicly recognized by heaven and earth.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus came to the earth as Savior, Messiah and True Parent. As Godís only begotten Son, Jesus had the mission to complete the providence of Heaven and end forever the struggle between the mind and body. Nonetheless, when Jesus died on the cross due to the inability of crucial religious and political leaders to recognize him, he lost the position from which he could bring an end to the struggle between mind and body. Jesus took every opportunity to call people to love their enemies, yet his teachings could not bring an end to the struggle between mind and body.
Heaven can wait no longer. On the foundation of my victory, Heaven is now revealing the truth. I have completed the mission of the Lord of the SecondAdvent, Savior and True Parent. Now I am revealing this truth, bringing to a conclusion the final stage of the providence for humankindís salvation. The absolute values of true love that I am teaching you today will bring a revolution of character for all people. Those who follow my teachings will achieve individual maturity and participate in the construction of the ideal of Heaven on earth.
Dear guests, the only way to bring harmony and unity between mind and body is to live by the absolute values of true love. Live for the sake of others. Invest yourself with true love and forget what you have invested. Practice this, and you will reach maturity as the owner of love. You will gain the authority of a subject partner in relating to others, and they will happily respond to you. Unity of mind and body is impossible unless you practice loveís absolute values, where you give yourself for the sake of others completely. Please discard self-centeredness. It is the root of fallen nature.
Ultimately, the realization of the kingdom of heaven on earth depends upon the presence of original, true families. Individuals who have achieved harmony and unity between the mind and body create such families. They will form a society, nation and world characterized by interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values, in which people live in harmony focused on the greater good.
Unity between mind and body means to live in absolute obedience to the voice of the conscience. The conscience is the root of the mind. You must listen to your conscience that arises from within your mind, and be able to modify your course of action at anytime, anywhere, while remaining as clear as crystal. This is a necessary condition for becoming a true parent, a true teacher and a true leader.
Your conscience tells you to live for others according to the Principle. No matter how strong your bodyís desire is, if you intentionally increase the force of your conscience beyond the force of your body, your body will follow it. If you cannot, you had better decrease your bodyís force through fasting and asceticism. If clear water continually flows into a muddy pond, eventually the pond will become clear.
Dear guests, donít give your conscience any more grief. Donít disobey its call. Disobeying the voice of your conscience only brings sorrow to your heart. It brings sorrow to your parents, to your teachers, and even to God.
Instead, cultivate a joyful mind. Although you may be lonely, and appear miserable in the eyes of the world, create an unbreakable bond with your mind and try to be your mindís best friend. Within the harmony and unity of your mind and body, you will discover a world where all of heaven and earth are spread out before your eyes. In the state of mind-body unity, your conscience and body enter a realm of resonance. Referring to this dimension of the mind, the Buddha said, ďThroughout heaven and earth, I am my own lord.Ē Ask yourself if God is dwelling in you, and you will hear the answer. You will reach a state in harmony with nature, able to communicate freely with animals and plants. You will be able to converse freely with the beings of the spirit world. This will thoroughly prepare you for eternal life.
By attaining this unity of mind and body, and establishing the absolute values of true love in relating with your reciprocal partners, you will participate in establishing the peace kingdom on the levels of the individual, family, nation and world. This is Godís most earnest desire.
First, resemble God. When God created all the creatures in the universe, He practiced absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. Didnít He believe and act in accordance with the absolute standard of the Principle according to the order of creation that He had established? He also planted within each of us the absolute standard of love.
In your life, too, if you adhere to and practice these three major principles: absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, your happiness is guaranteed. Your good ancestors, and even the great religious leaders in the heavenly world, will assemble to guide your way. See what happens when you practice an absolute standard of faith, love and obedience for the sake of your parents, your spouse, and your brothers and sisters. Heaven will protect you to the same absolute degree. You will feel no attraction to selfish individualism or unprincipled gratification.
The second part of shedding the fallen nature comes from the fact that, by no fault of our own, we are descendants of the Fall and have inherited fallen nature from birth. Therefore, it is the urgent task of each of us to bring about three great revolutions in our individual lives. I refer to the revolution of atonement, the revolution of conscience, and the revolution of heart.
The revolution of atonement means that you offer up everything. By this offering you regain your rights of internal and external ownership and establish a standard that transcends the realm where Satan lays claim. You start with a revolution in your own life by boldly shaking off all the old habits and ways of thinking that you acquired during the age when we lived under Satanís rule, called the age before the coming of Heaven. You make that foundation in order to practice the absolute standard of true love, which is the standard for life in the age after the coming of Heaven, and live eternally as Godís true children.
In addition, you go through a revolutionary course and offer to Heaven all your property, which means your right of external ownership. Then, once you have separated from Satan by cutting off all ties to Satanís world, you will inherit Heavenís blessings. Your assets now are Heavenís sanctified assets, over which Satan can never again claim ownership.
Next is the revolution of conscience. It is an internal revolution that we carry out by practicing absolute obedience to the voice of our conscience. I am sure you cannot deny that you still harbor the unending struggle between the commands of your conscience, which pursues what is good, and the inclinations of your physical mind, which follows the desires of your physical body. To bring this shameful internal conflict to an end, we need to understand the function of the conscience. The conscience knows everything about you, your every move and your every thought. It knows them before your teacher does. It knows them before your parents do. It knows them before God does.
What happens when you go against the commands of your conscience? You will be attacked by pangs of conscience. Dust will gather, decay set in, and wounds appear on your soul. You can never erase these wounds. They are fearful baggage that you carry with you when you go to the spirit world. Therefore, work in a revolutionary way to suppress your physical mind and accept the guidance of your conscience. Then you will become a clear, unblemished and clean soul that is ready for the day you make your way into the presence of God.
Finally, there comes the revolution of heart. I have said that God created human beings as His children. What, then, is the connection that binds each of us to God? It is the love and heart between parent and child. If there is no communication of heart between parent and child, how can they maintain a relationship of love and respect? Yet human beings, having lived for thousands of years under the influence of the fallen realm, are still slaves in our hearts to false love rooted in false lineage received through false parents. To escape from this yoke, constantly pursue a life of true love, practicing forgiveness and always giving to others. Through this process, we return to the realm of Godís ownership based on heart.
If your heartstrings are tied to selfish, individualistic inclinations, or are in pursuit of vanity in Satanís world, you will end up on a path of hopelessness and grief. On the other hand, if you live for the sake of others, always constructive, always seeking to be the first to yield and the first to give, your heart will be tied to the heart of God eternally.
In sum, you have to completely cut your ties with the false parent, receive the Holy Marriage Blessing from the True Parents, who have appeared in this world as the substantiations of the invisible God, and secure Heavens true lineage.
The third part of shedding fallen nature is to scrutinize your life every moment of every day. I am sure you all had experiences in school, looking at a problem on a test and not knowing whether a particular answer was right or wrong. The same is true with your overall life. I am asking you to analyze and scrutinize the innumerable different situations in daily life each moment, and determine whether you are right or wrong. In the same way Korean teachers grade tests, give yourself an O if you are right, or an X if you are wrong.
When you meet a situation and act in an affirmative and hopeful way, you get an O. By this action you set a vertical axis up to heaven and you lived as at ďhigh-noon,Ē without casting a shadow. Your life undoubtedly had such depth and breadth that you forgave and embraced an enemy in the spirit of true love.
When you act shamefully, however, give yourself an X. Most likely your heart was filled with negative emotions such as insecurity, irritation, bitterness or envy. Your mind and thoughts were narrow and intolerant, and you were selfish and individualistic to the point that you did not see what was happening to others around you.
I believe that your choice could not be clearer. Every moment of your lives deserves an O. You must be like an O, perfectly round and not distorted in any way. You must come to have the form of an O, in balance with the center no matter where you are. Please pursue the true O, so that you can stand in the brightly burning sunlight and not be ashamed, face the vast and infinite universe with honor, and stand before all of creation having nothing to hide.
An O symbolizes harmony, unity and peace. An X symbolizes death, while an O symbolizes love and life. When your mind and body become completely one, you will take the shape of an O. However when your mind and body are in chaos as a result of conflict, your appearance will take the shape of an X.
Ladies and gentlemen, today humanity has entered the Era after the Coming of Heaven. The realm of true liberation and complete freedom stands before us. This is an event both unprecedented and unrepeatable. Shall we return gratitude and glory to God and True Parents for making this day possible?
The time has come for humanity to boldly break out of the fallen realm, covered as it is with falsehood and blood as a result of Adam and Eveís transgression. Let us rise up with extraordinary determination in response to Heavenís call!
Please give careful thought to the reasons you are here today. Is it simply because you received an invitation from the sponsors and thought you would like to attend a banquet? Whether you desired it or not, you have been called by Heaven. This is the same as it was for me when I suddenly received Heavenís call. As a young man of sixteen, I began an eighty-year course of blood, sweat and tears for the sake of bringing true liberation and complete freedom to God. For the sake of releasing humanity from Satanís yoke, you also must go forward and offer your life to accomplish Godís exalted will for the liberation and complete establishment of a world transcending religions and nations.
Ladies and gentlemen, heavenly fortune is now shining upon this world. It is the sun that rises powerfully in the eastern sky. The darkness that covered this earth for tens of thousands of years is dispelled. The heavenly decree has already taken root in your heart. It is the path and a destiny that you cannot avoid. Be strong and rise up. The time has come to truly experience the meaning of Jesusí teaching that whoever wants to find their life will lose it, yet whoever is willing to lose their life for his sake will find it. All of us without exception, including myself, are bound to go to the spirit world someday. I sincerely ask you to engrave tonightís message on your heart, so that from this time forth you will live a life that will not leave you with any regrets.
This message from Heaven that I have given you tonight is my last message to Godís chosen nation, America. I pray that Godís blessings be upon you, your family and this nation of America for all of eternity.
This federation that I have founded does not aim at establishing another nation in the world. Nor is it the beginning of a new nationalist movement. It is a movement of harmony and unity to do away with all walls and barriers between nations and to bring together the 6.5 billion people of the world through rallying the interrelated people of Mongolian descent.
Therefore, on this day I would like to pass on to you words of truth specially given by God to all people, who are still living in a world of complete darkness, unable to see ahead. It is my hope that you will receive these words with an open heart and become the chosen people in this era of confusion and chaos. The topic I will speak on this evening is ďTrue Parents Are the Hope of God and Humankind.Ē
Ladies and gentlemen, originally, in relation to human beings, God was to have been the Teacher of teachers, Owner of owners, King of kings and Parent of parents. In other words, He was to have been the True Parent. However, through the Fall of our first ancestors, Adam and Eve, we lost God, and we have lived for thousands of years not knowing we are orphans. The history of human beings has been one of grief. We lost the True Teacher, through whom we were to learn; we lost the True Lord, whom we were to serve and honor; we lost the True King, to whom we were to be loyal; and we lost the True Parent, from whom we were to inherit the eternal and true blood lineage.
This is why the desire of fallen people is to meet the true Son of God, who is not of the fallen race and whom Satan cannot accuse. He comes as the original Adam, with the true love, true life and true lineage of Heaven. He comes as the Savior, representing the realm of the son on the national level. His coming is nothing less than the advent of the Messiah.
The Messiah comes as the perfected Adam, so he must first choose a true bride whom God can love according to the absolute standard. God then raises them to be a true husband and wife. In that position, the ideal of the original husband and wife, through which Godís ideal of creation can be achieved, is completed. On that foundation, the true husband and wife can give birth to true children who have inherited the pure lineage of Heaven. These children will then begin the eternal lineage of goodness and never walk the path trod by the descendants of the Fall.
However, the mission of the Messiah does not end there. He has to rise to the position of the True Parent and establish an absolute and true family. Based on this true family, the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven can be established, in which Godís ideal of creation is perfected. To achieve this goal, the 6.5 billion fallen people of the world without exception have to be engrafted into the true family of the Messiah. Not only must their hearts be engrafted but also their lineage.
How can they be engrafted? All of you are wild olive trees, born with fallen nature. Even if you waited hundreds or thousands of years, no miracle or mutation that can transform wild olive trees into true olive trees would occur. Everyone would remain wild olive trees forever. What this means is that unless the lineage itself is transformed, you cannot escape from being wild olive trees. Therefore, the six-thousand-year-old wild olive tree must be completely cut at its base, and a shoot from the true olive tree must be engrafted to it. The engrafted shoot will grow into a tree, and when it matures it will bear the fruit of a true olive tree.
In the same way, fallen people must sever their connection with Satanís sinful world, and receive the Blessing through which True Parents, the true olive tree, can engraft true olive shoots to them and begin a true lineage. The true lineage begun in this way will produce true children who are the fruit of the true olive tree. This is the way fallen people can be reborn through the love of the True Parents and can inherit true life, true love and true lineage.
True parents come into existence through the birth of their true children, and thus naturally establish true families. This is the basis of the true family principle, the principle that Godís purpose of creation is realized by the establishment of true families.
This true family principle is based on the principles of Godís true love, by which subject and object partners give to each other and live for the sake of each other, transcending nationality and all other superficialities. This true love of God is love that gives and then forgets having given, and serves the other endlessly. It is love that builds up as time goes on. When the receiver returns more than he or she has given, the relationship continues endlessly.
When such a relationship of true love, which is sacrificial and sublime, continues and spreads throughout the world, humankind will develop into a true tribe, a true race, a true nation and one true world. Further development will bring about a true spirit world as the true physical worldís counterpart. In other words, the establishment of a true cosmos will finally be achieved.
The power of true love, as can be seen, is a great and boundless power, capable of re-creating the universe. In the end, only the power of true love can establish the world God envisioned at the time of the Creation, which is the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven.
An ideal world is not one in which people wield power and dictate to others. It is a world where all people are brothers and sisters, a world in which our hearts are automatically moved to respond to Godís love in harmony. What else would the world we all desire be like?
Let us consider the true family principle in more detail in the context of the first family, for the family is the base for spiritual growth. In the garden of Eden, the family of Adam was to have been the model of a true family as envisioned by God. The invisible form of God was to have materialized in visible form through the four-position foundation that God intended. God created us to be the object partners to Him as the subject partner. Children, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and parents had existed only as entities in His heart. He desired to perfect them in substantial form. Starting with the family of Adam, God wanted to feel infinite joy by achieving the perfection of the true love He had envisioned, with substantial children, substantial brothers and sisters, substantial husbands and wives, and substantial parents.
The four great realms of heart and the three great kingships Therefore, the core of the true family principle lies in the perfection of four great realms of heart and three great kingships. These constitute the fundamental framework for human relationships, and are absolutely necessary to true families. The four great realms of heart refers to the realms of the heart of a child toward their parents, of siblings for each other, of a husband and wife toward one another, and of parents for their children.
Everyone is born as someoneís child. As we grow up, we form sibling relationships; we marry, enter a conjugal relationship and bear children, thereby becoming parents. This is the process we all must pass through. The perfection of the four great realms of heart and the three great kingships is achieved within the framework of the family.
Then, first of all, what do we mean by the perfection of the realm of the heart of a child? We are born as children of our parents; we have no choice in this. We cannot choose whom we are born to, whether we are born as the son of a president or the daughter of the greatest beauty in the world. Nevertheless, from the moment of our birth, we are destined to grow and develop under the protection of our parents. We live with and serve our parents. As we grow up in such circumstances, we learn about and nurture our heart of love and filial piety toward our parents as their children. We finally reach the point of being ready to give our lives for them.
Our parents do not teach us these things, and neither do schoolteachers. The heart of a child develops as children see their parents living lives of sacrifice and true love for their sake. As children grow and mature, they perfect their hearts. In other words, they are perfecting a standard of life in which they are willing to give everything they have for their parents and serve them forever. It is a life in which children can often read the minds of their parents before they even open their lips, and then serve them in the way they need. It is a life in which the child can know what the parents are feeling just by looking into their eyes. The child thus fulfills the duties of a true child. It is a life in which a child offers a heart that has reached an absolute standard not only toward his parents on the horizontal level but also to God, the True Parent on the vertical axis. This is the perfection of the realm of the heart of a child.
Second, perfection of the realm of the heart of a brother or sister also involves the family. It is the realm of the heart and of true love that is perfected by brothers and sisters living together in harmony, learning from and understanding the lives of their parents. It is the realm of heart in which the children learn to be like their mother and father. When you consider this from the viewpoint of human relationships, it is a relationship of front and back. If the older sibling is in the position of the subject partner, the younger is positioned as the object partner. The younger, object partner is the person who gives the older one the position of the subject partner of absolute value.
This is the perfection of a beautiful realm of heart in which the younger siblings serve and honor the older brother like a father and trust and rely on the older sister like a mother. This is the practice of true love, with the older sibling taking care of the younger as a parent would a beloved child, and the younger serving and honoring his or her elders as he would his or her parents. It is the perfection of true love between brothers and sisters, in which each makes up for what is lacking in the other, and in which each fosters good points in the other. It is the realm of heart and love between brothers and sisters who are of the same lineage and whom nothing can separate.
Those people who have perfected the realm of heart of true children and of brothers and sisters within the context of a true family will lead lives that shine brightly like the sun, even after they leave the family home. They will become people loved by all. When they meet elders, they will serve and honor them as they would their own parents, and when they meet people who are younger, they will love them as they would their own brothers and sisters. Wherever they go, whatever they do, and whomever they meet, these children will be respected as the possessors of true love and heart, under all circumstances giving more than others, working harder and longer than others, and thinking about others and sacrificing for them before thinking about themselves. Though they may be young, they will become central figures trusted and relied upon by everyone, regardless of gender and age. In this way, the perfection of the realm of heart of brothers and sisters achieved within the embrace of a family will promote absolute values for eternal life.
When we look at the family of Adam, we see that, although Adam and Eve were created as the son and daughter of God, Eve began in the position of the younger sister of Adam, and Adam was the older brother of Eve. When they grew up, they became husband and wife. In the same way, the relationship between husband and wife must begin from the level of a brother and sister who are related by blood. What this means is that everyone is born with God as his or her True Parent, and they are destined to serve Him forever.
Considering these points, how can people in a marriage relationship fall victim to divorce? How can someone even consider forsaking his or her spouse of eternal joy and happiness, when they know that the eyes of Heaven are on them and the blade of their conscience is ready to pierce them at the slightest mistake?
In the same way as the love of God is absolute, unique, eternal and unchanging, the love between husband and wife is also absolute, unique, eternal and unchanging. This is how Godís principles of creation, or laws of nature, work. A husband and wife who are one in mind and body and who have perfected the realm of conjugal heart are the joy of God and the hope of the cosmos. The perfection of the realm of husband and wife is absolutely necessary to perfect the realm of heart of parents. It is the foundation, upon which the true family of absolute value and standards can be established, that will perfect the one body of God and humankind in love. Therefore, the positions of the husband and wife are also the positions through which God and the children come together, the brothers and sisters come together, and the parents come together. They are also in the position of the absolute subject partner of the four great realms of heart, and each is also in the position of an object partner. To the wife, the husband occupies the absolute position through which she receives the ideal son of Heaven, the older brother of Heaven, the husband of Heaven, and the father of Heaven. It is the same for the husband; to him, his wife also occupies those absolute positions.
However, due to the Fall of the first ancestors, the framework of these sacred relationships was shattered. What you must understand is that the heart of God, who is the origin of all principles and fundamental laws, is filled with grief because He has to restore His fallen children without deviating from the principles and fundamental laws He established. The moment the true husband and wife are born through the Holy Marriage Blessing, carried out based on the true love of God and conducted by the True Parents who have come to earth as the Savior of humanity and the Messiah, is the moment of liberation and freedom. It is the moment in which the grief harbored by God for the past six thousand years starts to be resolved. It is also the point of a new beginning at which family happiness is promised.
Then what is the perfection of the realm of the heart of parents, and how can it be achieved? Even the greatest and most precious husband and wife become parents only when they give birth to children. The husband and wife are elevated to the position of parents only at the first cry of their firstborn child. I have already mentioned that God created us to be the object partners of His joy. In the same way, a coupleís giving birth to and raising children is a work of creation in itself, in that through their children a husband and wife can feel the same eternal joy as God. Parents have to give birth to children and, from the position of the visible God, raise their children as the children of Heaven. Only by doing so can they experience and inherit that realm of heart of true parents experienced by the invisible God as He created and raised Adam and Eve. By raising their own sons and daughters, parents can experience our invisible Godís work of creation. They are given the honor of becoming second creators.
Nonetheless, after God created Adam and Eve as second creators, it became His eternal grief that they did not produce for Him His granddaughters and grandsons, whom He had intended would occupy the position of the third creators. Through the Fall, their lineage was changed to that of Satan, and their children became Satanís children. Thus, they could not carry on Godís true lineage.
Therefore all people, born as wild olive trees, have to be engrafted to the true olive tree through the grace of True Parents, the Messiah. Through the Holy Marriage Blessing that changes the lineage, all people have to produce children of goodness. Please realize that this actóin other words, offering a third generation, Godís grandchildren, into His embraceóis a great act of filial piety in Godís providence. This act is the appearance in history of the third creators. In this manner, in each family, the paradigm desired by God as His ideal of creation is perfected. This perfected true family can then expand throughout the globe in true tribes, true peoples, true nations and a true world and finally result in the establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven.
Parents are the center of families because they represent heaven. The children, on the other hand, represent earth. Heaven is in the position of the subject partner, whereas earth is positioned as the object partner. Therefore, the parents, who are the subject partner, are responsible to raise their children according to the Will of Heaven and bless them to a loving spouse. They have the responsibility to preserve the pure and good lineage that Satan can never accuse, and to prepare the ground on which this lineage of Heaven can be passed down from generation to generation. This is the only way the original parentís position, lost at the time of the Fall, can be restored, and the only way the realm of the parentís heart can be perfected.
Simply put, if the four great realms of heart are perfected centering on husband and wife becoming one flesh, then the three great kingships are perfected when Adam and Eve produce good and sinless children. God is the first generation, Adam and Eve are the second generation and their children are the third generation. When you look at your own family, the grandparents are the first generation and so represent God; the parents are the second generation; and the children are the third generation. The grandparents are the king and queen representing the past, the parents are the king and queen representing the present, and the children are the princes and princesses representing the future world. In other words, the realms of these three eras can all be established in your own family.
In this manner, the process of creation, involving origin-division-union action, unfolds in the realm of one family. The grandparents are in the position of the origin, the parents are in the position of division into two, and the children are in the position of the union of the two. By loving and serving our grandparents, we can learn about and inherit the past. By loving and serving our parents, we can learn about and become familiar with the present. And through love for our children, we can feel hope for the future.
If Adam and Eve had become perfect, Adam would have been the perfected Father and King of the kingdom of heaven, and Eve the perfected Mother and Queen. They would have become the lords of the family, and the kingship of the family, race, nation and world would have been established. God would have become the King of the kingdom of heaven in heaven, and Adam and Eve as the visible God would have become the King and Queen of the kingdom of heaven on earth.
Therefore, when you look at your family, the grandparents can be said to be the ambassadors plenipotentiary of Heaven, sent by God. This is why you need to serve and honor your grandparents as you would God. Moreover, the parents who serve Heaven are the king and queen of the family, embracing the 6.5 billion people in the world as one family. The children responsible for the future need to adhere to the traditions of Heaven and inherit the kingship of goodness by being devoted and loyal to their parents, the king and queen.
The manifestation of the true family principle begins when the three great kingships of Heaven are perfected in one family on the horizontal level. In this way the original family becomes the model for the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven, as originally intended in Godís purpose of creation. In other words, the family that has perfected the four great realms of heart and the three great kingships becomes the foundation upon which the peace kingdom desired by all humanity can be established here on earth.
The family is therefore the palace of Heaven. All members of this family are the royalty of Heaven. But if grandparents, parents and children do not complete oneness in true love, neither the three great kingships nor the four great realms of heart are perfected.
Respected leaders, in the Bible there is a verse that says, ďBut new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.Ē (Luke 5:38) Even without you realizing it, the Era before the Coming of Heaven, the old wineskin, has passed away. Already the Era after the Coming of Heaven, the new wineskin, has opened its gates to us. With the advent of the True Parents, heavenly fortune has arrived here on earth. With the beginning of the twenty-first century, we are actively advancing the predestined, absolute providence to establish the kingdom of heaven on earth, which is Godís ideal of creation. For all of you who have received Heavenís call, there is only one path to follow and only one task to perform in order to establish the peace kingdom here on earth.
The spirit world has its gates wide open, and the four great saints, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad, and millions of good ancestors also are pouring down like a great storm. They are coming to watch over everything you do and are eager to break down the thousands of barriers and limitations in the world. They are coming to establish Godís kingdom of Cheon II Guk, as we say in Korean, the era of liberation of the true heart. All of you reborn as true olive trees have to receive your good ancestors with new eyes, new ears and new hearts, and become front-runners in the practice of the true family principle.
Now, no force on earth can extinguish this beacon of the revolution of true love. Who can stop this typhoon of the establishment of a new heaven and a new earth, when heavenly fortune is with us and the entire spirit world is working together with us? Just welcome the heavenly fortune with a humble attitude as it flows toward you like a great rising of the seas. We are now living in the era of the family. No one will get away with selfish, individualistic or unethical actions that destroy morality and go against heavenly fortune. Please establish true families that have returned to the realm of Godís ideal envisioned at the Creation. Become true parents yourselves! God will reside in your family. Eternal peace and happiness will overflow in your family.
The Interreligious and International Federation and the Mongolian Peopleís Federation have already become the pillars of cloud and of fire guiding humanity. From now on, your motto must be absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. Please become the vanguard establishing Godís fatherland and the homeland for humanity here on earth. Let us transform the Mongolian spot into a ďtrue-love birthmark!Ē I urge you to put on the helmet and armor of true love and be brave warriors freeing this world from evil forces.
It is my expectation that you will accept Heavenís decree I have passed on to you today. From now on, no matter when it is, where we are or what we are doing, we are all members of one family centered on Heaven. I hope you will remember at all times that God works miracles through your conscience.
Distinguished current and former heads of state, respected members of the clergy, leaders from America and around the world, ladies and gentlemen: I come to this gathering today to deliver a message from God, a warning for the 6.5 billion people now living on earth. I know all too well Godís timetable and the direction of His providence. Never in history has anyone understood with certainty Godís circumstances or His heart. However today, in this era of the providential Last Days, I can reveal them to you. In so doing, I hope to present a correct understanding of the responsibility we need to shoulder and the direction we need to take. I would like to speak to you on the topic, ďLet Us Become Filial Children of God Who Liberate His Heart.Ē
Why did God create human beings? God is the source of true love. Yet the joy of love wells up in the heart only in the context of a relationship. A solitary being cannot experience love. Even God could not experience any stimulation as long as He existed all alone. Alone, He could not love. For His love to blossom, God needed object partners to love. For this reason, God created human beings to be His children, partners in His true love.
God is the Parent of all humankind, and we are Godís sons and daughters. In creating us, God invested everything, the bone of His bone, the flesh of His flesh, and the marrow of His marrow. Parents raise their children hoping to reach that most exalted place where parent and child come together, that central point where their loves converge, their lives converge, and their ideals converge. In this way, the omniscient and omnipotent God created us to grow into a position on par with Him and equal to Him in rank.
Then, what is required to complete Godís ideal of creation? In addition to everything that God does, there is the human element. Because Godís ideal is the oneness of God and human beings, God cannot be perfect until human beings reach perfection.
How God must have yearned for our first ancestors, Adam and Eve, to become beings of infinite value, reflecting His image! Yet, because Adam and Eve fell, God no longer had His own true sons and daughters. Tragically, God could not establish a family capable of creating deep bonds of true love and propagating a divine lineage.
Instead, the false parent seduced Adam and Eve. Their family was entangled in the chains of false love, false life and false lineage. As a consequence we, their descendants, suffer from incessant struggles between our mind and body.
Adam and Eve fought constantly, and so did their children, and murder was the result. They did not become the exalted beings that God could relate to as His eternal son and daughter. God could not glorify them as the true ancestors and True Parents of humanity. They were the only son and daughter He had, yet with their Fall, He lost them.
What happened between Adam and Eve that caused them to fall? Was it, as the Bible literally says, that they ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Could merely eating a piece of fruit have been the original sin? Could our ancestors eating a piece of fruit doom thousands of generations of their descendants to be sinners? No. The root of sin continues on forever in accordance with the laws of inheritance because it was planted in the lineage. The only transgression that can have such lasting impact is the misuse of love, committed between two people of the opposite sex.
Eve committed adultery with the archangel Lucifer, and they became one body. When Eve then joined with Adam, she bound him in that same oneness. As a result, Adam and Eve built their family on a conjugal relationship that centered on Satan, the fallen archangel. Consequently, all human beings, because we are descendants of Adam and Eve, have inherited Satanís lineage.
According to the Principle of Creation, love determines the right of ownership. In a relationship of love, the partners have a right of ownership with respect to each other. By this principle, Satan used his ties of illicit love to claim ownership of fallen human beings. Satan took over the role of humanityís father, usurping the position of God, who is humanityís True Father. This is why Jesus, in the Gospel of John, chastised the people as children of Satan, saying, ďYou are of your father the devil, and you choose to do your fatherís desires.Ē (John 8:44)
Christians today may think an almighty Jehovah sits on His royal throne and, because He is omniscient and omnipotent, gives orders as He pleases and has everything go exactly as He wants. In reality, God sits in a place of wretchedness and harbors tremendous grief. God intended that Adam and Eve become the ideal counterparts for His pure, essential love. Can you imagine the sorrow in Godís heart when they fell? It was infinitely worse than the sorrow that Adam and Eve experienced; indeed, no one in this world has experienced anything nearly as painful. The pain of loss is in proportion to the preciousness of what is lost. Carrying this grieving heart, to this day God has pursued the path of restoration to recover His lost children.
There is nothing vague or ambiguous about God. He possesses a definite character. He desires to form a relationship of the highest true love with human beings. He desires to share with each of us the most exalted love and joy eternally. Nonetheless, God lost the starting point for this, due to the mistake of our first ancestors. The Fall of Adam and Eve caused so much damage.
God is the original True Parent, yet He was robbed of His rightful parental position. How heartbroken He is over this! God looks upon His fallen children, who inherited the lineage of the enemy Satan and refuse even to recognize that He exists. How excruciating must be the pain in Godís heart each and every moment, as He observes humanityís wretched condition!
For God, nothing was more precious than to have flesh and blood counterparts who could share His true love. God would not have traded His beloved children for the entire universe. His sorrow upon losing them was equal to what it would have been had He lost the entire creation. He felt that His entire purpose for creating the universe had collapsed. He became a God whose enemy robbed Him of His cosmic throne. The fact that God invested His heart so completely, in keeping with the principles of absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, made the results of the Fall even more devastating. God was plundered of His ideal, plundered of His beloved son and daughter, and plundered of His sovereignty over the cosmos. And yet, the innocent God has had to suffer all these years and endure Satanís accusations and slander.
Seeing the history of lamentation that befell the world following the Fall, the Book of Genesis says that God grieved in His heart. (Gen. 6:6) Also, the Apostle Paul said that the creation has been groaning, eagerly awaiting the appearance of the sons and daughters of God, and that we ourselves groan inwardly as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. (Rom. 8:23) All creatures desire to escape this realm of lamentation.
Godís inmost heart is broken as He surveys people struggling, leading lives of no value, having lost the glorious value with which they were originally created. God cries out in grief and agony, saying, ďYou are supposed to be my direct lineal children, possessing My love, My life and My lineage. You ought to be enjoying all the glory of the kingdom of heaven. My heart is grieved to see you wearing the mask of the defeated, struggling in pain and lamenting in despair until the end of your meaningless lives.Ē
Do you think that God, omniscient and omnipotent, seated on a glorious throne, would say to His children, ďCome up here; Iím not going to leave this seat?Ē Or is it more likely that He would kick the throne out of the way and come down to where we are? It is important for you to know that for tens of thousands of years, even millions of years, God has been wailing tearfully, crying out, ďO My son! O My daughter!Ē You may ask how the omniscient and omnipotent God could be in such a pitiable state. God cannot get over the shock of losing His beloved sons and daughters.
If there were a way for God to solve this problem on His own, He would not have had to travel the long, lonely path of suffering through the providence of restoration. No caring parent would stand by idly while his or her child suffers. And because we are His children, it is impossible for the all-loving God to abandon humanity, and let us perish eternally. God is absolutely committed to recovering us and, with us, the world that He originally envisioned. This is the reason that God has ceaselessly worked His providence of restoration to save human beings.
You need to be aware of how intensely God has labored to make progress in the providence of restoration. God is our True Parent. As He carried out the providence, His heart felt human pain as His own pain. Yet it was excruciatingly difficult for God to carry out the providence of salvation, because our first ancestors, who committed the sin that constitutes the Fall, received Satanís false love and false life. Ever since, Satan has acted as humanityís false parent and false lord.
You may raise the question, ďHow could God, who is omniscient and omnipotent, stand by, seemingly impotent, while humanity went down the path of destruction?Ē The reason is that human beings committed sin in a sphere for which they are exclusively responsible. Therefore, they must fulfill the conditions needed to resolve that sin. God cannot liberate us from sin unconditionally. If He could, He would have liberated our first ancestors in the garden of Eden instead of casting them out. Furthermore, restoration has been even more difficult because Satan uses his lineal relationship to enslave people as their master.
The Fall was something that would never have happened under the original standard of the ideal of creation. Therefore, God was not in a position to intervene, even though He was the Creator. Having been robbed of His position as our original Parent, He could not cover for His childrenís mistake. On the other hand, neither can the omniscient and omnipotent God solve the problem simply by casting judgment on the fallen human world and on Satan. Since God created people to be His eternal partners in true love, He cannot just annihilate them. Instead, God has labored with true love to carry out the providence of restoration. While continually enduring Satanís contempt and accusations, His response has always been to sacrifice and give endlessly.
Satan has been mocking God, saying, ďHow can you hold fast to your principles, now that the lineage of true love, which was supposed to be the foundation of the ideal world, has been utterly degraded? Your ideal of creation, the absolute realm of love where true people live together as one, is something You will never see.Ē In this situation, how can God reply? It has been an impossible situation.
Why does God carry on with His work of restoration while enduring such suffering? Is it because He is omniscient and omnipotent? No, that is not the reason. The ideal of true love is the reason that He seeks to recoverHis beloved sons and daughters. With true love, God ignores His own circumstances and works to understand our circumstances. If people are sad, God approaches them by comprehending their sadness. If people are angry because they have been treated unjustly, God approaches them by first understanding the reasons for their anger.
Respected leaders, in your communion with God, have you fathomed His suffering heart? Have you shed tears for God? Have you ever attempted to take on a task that would lighten Godís load, even a little? Have you struggled to do it even when it meant that each of your limbs might be torn from your body? You havenít. On the other hand, God ever draws near to comfort us in our difficulties. Through the long ages, with an unchanging parental heart, He has sought out the children who betrayed Him. God, our Parent, will remain in suffering until every last person has been freed from their lamentation. Because He is in this position, we need to comfort God and bring Him liberation.
How are we to liberate God? God lost His beloved children. God is confined in a place where He cannot love humanity with the original love that parents give their children. Therefore, our task is to establish a realm of liberation for God, where He can freely love humankind. Godís confinement was brought about when human beings fell, so human beings have to become victorious sons and daughters who transcend the limits of the Fall. This is what will bring God liberation.
We have been ignorant of the tremendous pain in Godís heart. When I first understood the pain of God, I wept for weeks. Please know that such profound circumstances lie behind the founding of the Unification Church. Longing for those who betrayed Him, those who were enfolded into the bosom of the enemy, God has been calling out, ďMy son! My daughter!Ē Yet have you even once cried out, ďMy Father!Ē so loudly that it made you hoarse? Have you ever passionately called for your Father until it dried out your tongue and you began to choke? As fallen people, what do we have that would enable us to relate with God? Our emotions and the perceptions of our five senses are entirely profane. Nothing in us is acceptable. Under the laws of justice, there is nothing that will permit us to relate to God. Nevertheless, under the law of love there is a way.
Because human beings fell, God could not be free. Hence, our first ancestors also were imprisoned; they lost their original freedom. Following this, the angelic world, all religious people, and ultimately all humanity came to be imprisoned. God lives in prison. How can we free Him? We must become devoted sons and daughters of God, more so than the first children whom He lost. We need to do even better than the first children were supposed to do, had they been devoted and had they not fallen. I know that even if we were to accumulate ten times as much merit in every aspect of life and relate to God with great filial piety, it would not be easy to bring Godís heart back to its original state and allow Him to dwell in true freedom. Nonetheless, at an early age, I resolved to truly liberate God with my own hands, and I have lived accordingly throughout my life.
What is the real mission of religion? It is to truly liberate God, truly liberate humanity on earth and in the spiritual realm, and truly liberate planet Earth with a heart of love. People have thought that God will liberate us, but now that we recognize that Godís heart is imprisoned, we understand that we must liberate God and bring Him into complete freedom.
God has long been searching for people burning with zeal for true love, having the faith that says, ďI see now that God is in prison because of me. I see now that Satan is accusing God because of me. I see now that Jesus suffered because of me. O Father, I will carry You to the place of true liberation. I will carry Jesus and the Holy Spirit as well to the place of true liberation.Ē
To this day, there has been no sovereign country on earth where people of true love have established Godís dominion. Despite this, people are singing praise to the Almighty. Under such circumstances, how can Godís heart be free? From Godís perspective, there have been no children of filial piety. There have been no social and political structures founded upon true love that would enable people to fulfill the way of the patriot, the way of the saint, and the way of divine sons and daughters in heaven and on earth. Hence, there has been no way to establish and protect the heavenly kingdom. These circumstances have left God with no place to stand. Consequently, He has remained imprisoned until now, in a state of virtual captivity.
How are we to resolve this grievous situation? The only way is to carry out a movement practicing the love that is Godís original essence. The final stage of religion needs to teach people in detail about Godís pitiful suffering and injustice, and connect us to the world of His original heart.
Let us join in a true love movement to bring true liberation and complete freedom to God. If we do not set this standard of love, we will not establish the heavenly way properly and bring the ideal world to exist on earth. This is the true love movement, and it is bringing an end to the history of division between Cain and Abel by bringing together the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace and the Peace UN in the Abel position, and the Mongolian Peopleís Federation for World Peace in the Cain position, to form a single body.
I call on America to take the role of the eldest brother, representing the free world, and lead all nations toward the fulfillment of Godís Will. To do this, America needs to put aside selfish and individualistic thinking. When political parties and ethnic groups place priority on their self-interest, they divide and mislead the people. America needs to build a true nation, blossoming with true freedom and peace. Then God will want to reside in your families and in your communities.
For this noble goal, let us all stand hand in hand and establish the kingdom of heaven on earth, the peace kingdom, where Godís ideal of creation is fulfilled. There, God will enjoy true liberation and complete freedom.
Before I begin, I would like to ask you to bear one thing in mind. I do not stand here before you on this momentous day to greet you with a routine, conventional address. I have come to earth in the capacity of the True Parent, to save humanity from sin. Although I will speak only briefly, I would like to take this opportunity to convey to you a message sent to us from God. My speech is entitled, ďTrue Parents Are the Embodiment of God.Ē
Ladies and gentlemen, is there anyone here who has seen God? He exists as a being without form. Even when we pass on to the spirit world, we will not be able to see Him. Therefore, for God to establish a relationship with us human beings, who are composed of flesh and blood and jostling against each other, He needs to manifest as the Father here on earth through a physical body. God created our first ancestors Adam and Eve according to this heavenly law. Through them, He intended to manifest Himself on earth, both in spirit and body. Adam and Eve would have also represented the spirit world and the physical world coming together in harmony, and so would have represented the unity of the cosmos.
Then how can human beings, born with a physical body, be the manifestation of God, who has none? Godís nature is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal, and He created His greatest masterpiece, human beings, to reflect fully all aspects of that nature. The physical body, created based on the principles of the temporal world of substance, cannot exist forever. Once Adam and Eve had reached perfection, however, God planned to dwell within them, to have complete oneness with them. He planned that He would enter a relationship of eternal true love with them, wherein He would be Adam and at the same time God. Likewise, He would be Eve and at the same time God. If Adam and Eve had not fallen, if they had abided by the commandment of God, achieved perfection as individuals, and come together in a holy matrimonial union with the Blessing of God, their children and their descendants would have lived forever as His substantial embodiments, inheriting His nature generation after generation.
We can achieve the realm of true loveís absolute value only when we firmly establish the sphere of true love relationships. If Adam and Eve had attained such a standard, human beings automatically would have been elevated to the position of Godís absolute object partners, in which position they and their descendants would have enjoyed an eternal life of happiness. As things turned out, however, the human Fall dealt God a devastating blow. From the vertical perspective, God and human beings were to have been in a relationship of True Parent and true children. From a horizontal view, human beings were to have been God Himself as well as His children. Through the Fall, God lost all this.
If Adam and Eve had become the visible form of God, He would have dwelt in their heart and reigned over the corporeal, physical world and the incorporeal, spirit world. In other words, God would have reigned over the world together with Adam and Eve. Together they would have created the kingdom of God on earth, that is, the peace kingdom. Adam would have become the King of the kingdom of heaven on earth and the King of the kingdom of heaven in the spirit world. Having inherited the nature of God in all its glory, Adam would have stood above all creation as an absolute being, a unique being and an eternal being. He would have been the unchanging Parent, Owner, Teacher and King of true love in this world of substance. Moreover, each of the 6.5 billion people living in the world today would also have been the visible form and incarnation of God.
What stood in the way of achieving this? As I have said, the central problem was the Fall. The Fall drove all people into the sphere of ignorance. It turned them into lonely orphans. Though their eyes gazed upon the natural scenery spread out before them, the Fall made them insensible to God, the root of all creation. They became unable to hear, see or feel His presence.
God, however, sank into suffering and grief even greater than that of human beings. Satan arose as Godís archenemy, violated His ideal of creation, defiled His beloved son and daughter, and took away planet Earth, Godís ideal garden of true love. Earth became Satanís playground. Can you imagine how torn with sorrow and anguish Godís heart was? There are no words to describe it. It was simply a horrid, wretched outcome. How many tears have you shed out of sympathy for God and His plight?
God was given no choice but to relinquish His beloved son to His enemy. It was not because He did not have the authority or the power to hold fast to His son. It was because God could not trample upon the heavenly way of love, the rules and principles of Heaven that He had established. Therefore, our Heavenly Parent persevered and waited, shedding tears unceasingly as He proceeded with His providence to restore what had been lost. Suffering the indignity of having to deny Himself as the Creator, God has walked the path for the restoration of His children for six thousand years. All-knowing and all-powerful though He is, to restore the true lineage, God still had to follow a course more torturous than if He had been imprisoned in hell.
The providence of restoration God is carrying out cannot be random. It cannot deviate from the principles and rules of Heaven. To succeed in His endeavors, God has to seek out and anoint the True Parents on earth. They will restore all people, the degraded descendants of the Fall who have inherited the blood lineage of the false parent, Satan. God originally intended that Adam establish the lineage of Heaven after he attained individual perfection and was blessed by God in holy matrimony. God thus has to install here on earth the visible God with the mission to begin that heavenly lineage. In short, the aim of the providence of God is to create, here on this planet Earth, true families, true nations and a true world, unrelated in any way to Satan.
For this purpose, Jesus Christ came as the Second Adam two thousand years ago. The nation of Israel and its leaders, however, did not understand the Will of God, although God had prepared that nation for four thousand years. They were unable to believe in Jesus. Although he was sent to the earth as the Savior and Messiah, the disbelief of those to whom he was sent frustrated the restoration of our lineage centering upon Jesus. Once again, God sank into a valley of sorrow and anguish. Again He had to wait for the day of new beginning. He has been waiting for the day He could completely uproot the false blood lineage of Satan and begin the true lineage of God.
Ladies and gentlemen, the man who stands before you here and now, Rev. Moon, is the person who appeared in this evil world after receiving the ordination of the cosmos. You surely are not aware of it, but I cannot help seeing my life as one of innumerable hardships and trials. It has been a great, lonely and desperate battle. As a lone fighter, armed with only silent resolve, I had to face Satanís forces, six billion strong. However, I could not lose this battle no matter the cost. It was a struggle through which I had to bring the enemy Satan to voluntary submission and recover what Satan had seized, the royal seal of God.
I searched far and wide in the spirit world, challenging the four great religious founders: Buddha, Confucius, Jesus and Muhammad, and even God Himself. I underwent indescribable ordeals, all to reveal the mysteries of the Creation and to find the answers regarding the salvation of humanity. I learned that, according to heavenly law, the salvation of the spirit world had to precede the salvation of the physical world. Therefore, I completed the salvation of the spirit world first.
On that foundation, I have arrived at this stage of accomplishment in full stride. My path is that of a man of integrity and perfected character, whom God can utilize as His visible form. I have accomplished the path of the True Parent, founding the true tribe that carries the true lineage of God that can never again be defiled. I have walked the path of Savior and Messiah, whose mission it is to restore all humanity. This path transcends the individual, family, tribe, race, nation and world levels to include even the billions of people in the spirit world. The light of truth I sought and finally found is illuminating the path for the 6.5 billion people of the human race, all of whom are blind.
The path humanity needs to follow is now more than clear. There are no further obstacles in your way as you travel at top speed on the superhighway in the Era after the Coming of Heaven. Open up your hearts, receive the Word of God, and take the path to individual perfection. Become representatives of the True Parents. Become horizontal true parents in the Era after the Coming of Heaven, passing on the Blessing of God to others freely and without reserve. Build the peace kingdom here on earth and become the blessed citizens of the kingdom of heaven, serving God forevermore as true parents yourselves.
Even as we speak, we hear cries of pain throughout the world. I ask you to be aware of the importance of your roles as leaders who are concerned about the future of humanity and who are working on the front line for the realization of world peace.
The message I have conveyed to you on this formal occasion is neither my own personal philosophy nor the theory of the Unification Church; it is the law of Heaven. It is the way of Heaven that God has been preparing for six thousand years. God is utilizing my physical body, the body of the True Parent, and is carrying out His works through me as the incarnate True Parent.
Please leave here tonight with the new hope of Heaven in your hearts. I hope and pray that, as the people attending True Parents, you will stand at the forefront in the ranks of those working to establish the peace kingdom.
Respected Governor Hak Gyu Sohn, Honorable Minister Byeong Jik Choo of the Ministry of Construction and Transportation, leaders of the Korean helicopter industry, residents of Gimpo, and distinguished guests from abroad, including Sikorsky executives who have come to congratulate us on this joyous day:
We are truly grateful to all of you for coming such a distance, in spite of your busy schedules, to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Gimpo Aviation Industrial Complex under Times Aviation of Korea.
We would like to express our gratitude once again to all of you, who have made it possible to hold todayís ceremony for the Gimpo Aviation Industrial Complex, situated halfway between Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport, opened more than half a century ago. It is our hope that this complex will develop into a state of the art aviation industrial complex, both in concept and in reality, after receiving approval as an industrial complex and designation as an enterprise approved for foreign investment.
I have dedicated my entire life to teaching the path of living for the sake of others through the practice of true love. This is a basic principle that surely applies to individuals and to all levels of life, from the family to the society and to the nation. Early on I gained the conviction that my homeland of Korea, which at the time was suffering in poverty, would prosper and share what it had with the rest of the world. To be able to contribute spiritually to the world, Korea needed a strong foundation of technical and engineering skill, and therefore I inspired the founding of Tongil HeavyIndustries Company Limited some forty years ago. The company imported the most advanced automobile technology from Germany and thus laid the foundation for the automobile technology of modern-day Korea.
Pursuing world peace through efforts that reach beyond particular religions and nations, I have dared to initiate the large-scale project of connecting the regions of the world through constructing a tunnel and bridge system across the Bering Strait between Russia and the United States. Through such an undertaking I am doing my utmost to inspire all technological experts to contribute to the peace and welfare of humankind.
After concluding thirty-four years of work away from my homeland of Korea, I have returned to my country and decided to lay the foundation for aviation technology, which of all industries requires the most precise technology. In the twenty-first century, Korea can become a leader in the machinery industry and, in particular, contribute to the development of the aviation industry. Therefore, I have established Times Aviation of Korea and pursued technological cooperation with the Sikorsky Company, which prides itself on having the best helicopter technology in the world.
Henceforth, Times Aviation of Korea will focus on developing helicopters for transportation of large groups of people. This will meet public demand and open new horizons for the helicopter industry. We expect it will revolutionize mass transportation in Korea and improve the quality of life throughout this country by more efficient use of its territory. It is my hope that on the foundation of the Tongil Group, Times Aviation of Korea will extend to one hundred eighty nations across the world through the realization of an ďeven distribution of technologyĒ policy. This initiative will play an important role in establishing Korea as an industrial power, and thereby contribute greatly to the nationís development as well as to the happiness of all people in the world.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am carrying out efforts for the sake of humanityís welfare and peace in various fields. After inaugurating the Universal Peace Federation in New York, on September 12 last year, I traveled to one hundred twenty nations in order to share my inaugural message. I proposed that the Universal Peace Federation, in the position of the Abel UN, be developed as a new international peace organization. The United Nations is in the representative position of a Cain-type institution. It needs to be reformed by creating a peace council, a legislative organization consisting of global religious leaders with the same authority as members of the current UN Security Council. I am referring to the founding of a peace council that will speak not for the interests of a particular nation, as the existing United Nations representatives do. Instead, it will truly work for the welfare and peace of humanity from an interreligious and universal perspective.
I am undertaking this awesome project for the sake of peace and for the welfare of humanity. Therefore, people all around the world call me the Peace King and the True Parent of humanity. Times Aviation of Korea will eventually become a major donor to support the purposes of this universal project.
I extend my gratitude to the governments of Gyeonggi Province and the city of Gimpo. I thank the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Finance and Economy, and particularly to the Ministry of Construction and Transportation. I would also like to express my deep appreciation for the support of the residents of Gimpo, and last, but not least, for the Sikorsky Companyís firm commitment of technological cooperation.
Esteemed leaders of all nations in the world, honored guests of Heaven who have gathered from every corner of the earth to celebrate this treasured historic and providential day, and people of the spirit world and physical world who are being reborn as citizens of Cheon II Guk.
In the name of all human beings in the spirit world and physical world, numbering more than three hundred billion souls, I offer boundless gratitude and glory to God, the Creator of all things, the eternal True Parent of humankind, and Great King of the Cosmos.
I ask you to raise your voices high in praise of the victory of the True Parents of Heaven and Earth, the King and Queen of Peace in Heaven and on Earth. They have personally completed the entire course of restoration through indemnity in order to save all human beings who, as descendants of the Fall, would otherwise be eternally destined to wander in evil and suffering, ever sliding down the path to hell.
You stand today in the venue of a tremendous event in the history of Godís providence. This event is unprecedented and will never be repeated. It is the day when the King of Peace finally ascends in glory. Please recognize that, although they may not be visible to you, thousands and tens of thousands of good ancestors of blessed families have come here. They are above your heads now, joining with you in celebration of this awesome moment. All nature is rejoicing, and heaven and earth resound with choruses of ďHallelujah!Ē
Do you know the significance of January 13, 2001? It was the day of the Enthronement Ceremony for the Kingship of God. For countless years, Heaven had been waiting for that event in eager anticipation. It was the greatest and most exalted celebration humanity had ever witnessed. On that day, Rev. Moon, who had been anointed as the True Parent of all humankind and had traveled a path of indescribable suffering and pain until he gained the final victory, offered his entire foundation to Heaven.
For tens of thousands of years, God had endured an existence full of lamentation and grief, even as He conducted His providence with a parental heart. When that enthronement ceremony was offered to Him, it marked the moment of His long-awaited liberation and inner freedom. On that providential day, we declared to all heaven and earth that we would attend God as the vertical True Parent and Great King of Heaven and Earth, that we would unfurl and raise high the banner of Cheon II Guk, and that the new sovereignty of Heaven had begun.
For the next three years, we, the True Parents, held firmly to the helm while the winds of heavenly fortune surged around us like a typhoon. We dashed forward as though each day were worth a thousand years. Then on the foundation of True Parentsí victory, we declared May 5, 2004 to be the Day of the Victory of the Number Ten Combining Two Halves (SsangHab Shib Seung ll). On that day, the True Parents brought to a close the era before the coming of Heaven with its long years of grief, and opened the Era after the Coming of Heaven, the new age when we can build a new heaven and a new earth. This marked the beginning of a great and historic revolution to return the earth to God as a substantial reality.
Beloved citizens of Cheon II Guk, today you are receiving amazing grace. You are participating in the Coronation Ceremony of the Substantial King of Peace in Heaven and on Earth, and you are being registered as citizens of Cheon II Guk You and your ancestors by the tens of thousands are receiving this grace along with you today, and they will thank you throughout eternity.
The Bible says, ďBut strive first for the kingdom of God and His righteousness.Ē (Matt. 6:33) Today you are witnessing the miracle of miracles, the establishment of Cheon II Guk, the substantial sovereignty in the Era after the Coming of Heaven. God truly works in mysterious ways. By the first day of the new millennium, God had already placed Cheon II Guk on the horizon. Who could have imagined, though, that they would see the day when the King of Peace in Heaven and on Earth would ascend to his throne? You thought it was just a dream, however you are witnessing it in your lifetime.
Citizens of the kingdom of heaven, this is a precious and blessed day of victory and glory. Now, as the King of Peace in Heaven and on Earth, I will declare, on this thirteenth day of June in the sixth year of Cheon II Guk, the fundamental duties and mission that every citizen of Cheon II Guk must understand and live by as they walk the way of Heaven.
First, as God is the vertical True Parent and you are true children of God, you will establish the realm of three generations in your family, perfect the four great realms of heart, and attend God on the vertical axis for eternity.
Further, you will inscribe on your heart the need to uphold the King of peace, who is the horizontal True Parent, in heaven and on earth, and to live with absolute obedience on the horizontal axis for eternity as a citizen of Cheon II Guk. You will make living for the sake of others, which is the practice of true love, the standard for your life. You will establish a true family and raise true children who are sinless and pure, thus protecting Godís lineage and bequeathing it intact from generation to generation.
Second, no matter what the situation, you will live with your mind and body united as one. In my case as well, from the day I first determined to follow Heavenís path, I resolved to keep this as my motto: ďBefore you desire to have dominion over the universe, you must first gain dominion over yourselfí
God has given you a conscience as your guide in accomplishing this objective. Your conscience knows everything about you. It has complete knowledge of every action and step you take; it even knows your thoughts. Your conscience knows all these things about you before your teacher or pastor knows. It knows them before your parents know. It knows them even better than God knows. So if you place your conscience in Godís position over your life, and go the way of absolute obedience, of ďhigh noonĒ settlement whereby your life casts no shadows, it is certain that you will establish a realm of resonance between your mind and body and perfect their unity.
Third, the unification of the spirit world has been completed. The issue now is the people living on earth, in their physical bodies. They struggle in agony in the midst of sin and suffering, yet they are your brothers and sisters. Your third mission is to educate them and bring them home as people of Cheon II Guk.
You need to educate everyone to understand that all human beings without exception are descended from the Fall, and that they have to change their blood lineage through receiving the Holy Marriage Blessing from the True Parents. You need to continue the work of engrafting people onto the true olive tree, by having them participate in the grace of intercultural marriage, until the day when all human beings, numbering more than three hundred billion souls, are restored to Godís lineage.
Fourth, you are created to spend about ten months in your motherís womb, about one hundred years on earth breathing air, and then all eternity in the spirit world. You need to understand that, just as proper preparation in the womb is required for a healthy life after birth, you need to devote your earthly life to preparing yourself for the next stage of life in the spirit world. Never forget that in every time and place, and no matter what you are doing, your ancestors in the spirit world are with you. Be ever mindful to live in harmony with the spirit world. Communicate in prayer with the heavenly world with sincerity and dedication, so that you may become perfected in your spirit self while you are living on earth.
Fifth, your talents and abilities are required for the management and governance of Cheon II Guk. Now therefore, cut away and cast off your mask of selfish individualism. It is just a remnant of the Era before the Coming of Heaven. In order to belong to Heaven, you have to change ownership by participating in the Ceremony of Returning Ownership, offering everything you own to God and then receiving it back from God.
In addition, all citizens of Cheon II Guk will provide funds for the wellbeing and peace of humanity, by taxation and by voluntary contributions. They will demonstrate the model of offering the first three-tenths of their income for public purposes. This cannot be an imposed tax; it has to be a gift that citizens offer willingly to Heaven with joyful hearts.
Sixth, beloved citizens of Cheon II Guk, in the Era after the Coming of Heaven it is possible to recover the ideal world of creation that was lost as a result of the Fall. God created everything in the universe as our natural environment; all things are absolutely needed for human prosperity. Human beings and nature are meant to share a realm of mutual resonance, with men and women as the subject partners of love and nature as the object partner thriving under our management and beautified by our creativity. We can no longer ignore or accept actions that destroy nature and pollute the environment.
As citizens of Cheon II Guk, please exercise wisdom to protect and love nature. Return to nature and enjoy a life of liberation and complete inner freedom. To love nature is to love God and humanity. When human life resonates with nature, human character can blossom in perfection. The flowers of a true culture of heart, a true artistic world, will bloom. It will be the garden of Eden, the original ideal world where God, human beings and all creation live in complete harmony and express their original nature.
Seventh, the Era after the Coming of Heaven that God and True Parents have opened is a time of dramatic change. As registered citizens of Cheon II Guk, you have the mission to make this era blossom and bear fruit in blessing and glory. Therefore, please become Heavenís emissaries, fulfilling the dual missions of the peace kingdom police force and peace kingdom corps. Serve humanity under the banner of the Universal Peace Federation, which is working to establish the position of the Abel UN. Worthy countrymen and women, if not you, then who will nurture and protect the blessed families and this blessed planet Earth that God has given us?
Please become true princes and princesses who live in attendance to God as your vertical True Parent, for He is the Peace King of the multitudes. Let us build the everlasting peace kingdom by attending the King of Peace in Heaven and on Earth and fulfilling the dutiful family way of filial sons and daughters, patriots, saints, and divine sons and daughters.
Beloved people of Cheon II Guk, I hope you truly will celebrate and enjoy this precious and holy day. Brush off your cares and worries and celebrate this day in joy while attending your Heavenly Father and True Parents with all your heart. The sincerity and dedication expressed by each of you brings even more glory to this day. The beautiful mountains, streams, trees and flowers here in the vicinity of Cheongpyeong Lake are showering their blessings upon you as you prepare to embark on your ambitious journeys. Your descendants, too, will take pride that you participated in this long-awaited day, and they will honor and praise you forever.
Leaders from all around the world who are working hard for the development of the Mongolian Peoples Federation for World Peace, and of the Universal Peace Federation, which was established under Heavenís providential call, and which is now living up to its position as the Abel UN:
As the True Parent of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, and together with all the members of my family, I personally welcome all of you to this meaningful event. Thank you for attending despite your busy schedules.
Ladies and gentlemen, this assembly has great and profound significance within the providence of God. This is the fifth world assembly since the founding of the Mongolian Peoples Federation for World Peace. It is also a world-level event to welcome Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, who represents the true family in its original form, and who has returned after successfully completing the third of three world peace tours that have taken place since the Universal Peace Federation was founded one year ago.
A victory for the three generations of the True Family After inaugurating the Universal Peace Federation in New York on September 12,2005, my wife Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and I went on to complete a global tour of one hundred twenty nations with the purpose of conveying my inaugural message. Carrying the baton on this foundation of True Parentsí victory, my wife undertook a second world tour this spring, during which she held rallies to declare a message of peace to one hundred eighty nations. It was a tremendous victory, in which two generations of the True Family, True Parents and True Children, worked together to declare this message of peace.
This victory, in which the children of the Cain-type realm and Abel-type realm were brought together on a universal level and offered to True Parents, enabled the providential realm of ownership to be returned to God.
On the basis of this victory, on June 13 of this year, heaven and earth were united. God and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind were firmly established in their rightful positions through the entrance ceremony into the Cheon Jeong Gung Peace Palace and through the coronation of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind as the King and Queen of Peace in Heaven and Earth. These events were a tremendous victory unprecedented in history. It was a day on which we could liberate and completely emancipate God, who had walked the providential course for countless years alone, behind the scenes of history, in bitter sorrow and tears, and firmly settle Him into His position as the King and Master of Heaven and Earth.
The victory of God and True Parents, who have entered the Cheon Jeong Gung, is linked to an outpouring of tremendous grace through which the 6.5 billion people of the world could return to dwell within Heavenís household. On August 31, the True Parents, True Children and True Grandchildren assembled for a third world tour to convey the Word and the Blessing, a tour that I personally launched here in Korea. The three generations of the True Family have gone to forty nations to bestow the Blessing. They have returned on this happy day, victorious through their long journey. This recent world tour was all the more special because it involved the active participation of three generations of the family of the True Parents.
It was like the advance of the cosmic peace kingdom corps, an army that was restoring a nation each day with the truth and Blessing it was conveying. As the Word and Blessing were proclaimed simultaneously each day in twelve major cities of each nation, it brought the greatest joy to all humanity. The mobilization of the three generations of the True Family is an event that will be recorded in history for eternity. It is something that no saint in history could ever have dreamed of, and it is a miracle that will be praised forevermore as a victorious liberation for Heaven.
In addition to this, today represents yet another day of historic victory that I will never forget. It is the anniversary of the day when I was liberated by the United Nationsí forces. I became a free man after spending two years and eight months in a North Korean prison. I had been unjustly imprisoned for conveying Heavenís message. I was ministering to the people who were living under the communists, who had taken over North Korea shortly after the independence and liberation of my country. October 14, 1950 was a perilous moment, and Heaven was compelled to perform a miracle. It was on this day that I, the person with the seal of the True Parent of humankind, was to be led off for execution. There was no way that Heaven could ignore such an incident.
I declare that this day, which bears such great providential significance, is an historic day of victory through which I offer glory and respect to Heaven and blessings and love to the earth as the True Parent of humankind under the protection of God.
Leaders of the world! Please remember our mission to elevate the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), now only one year old, to the position of the Abel- type UN. Heaven is instructing us to develop the UPF as a new international peace organization. At the same time, we are to reform the United Nations, which stands as a Cain-type institution, by establishing in it a peace council free from Satanís influence and of the same rank as the current Security Council. This council would be a legislative body composed of religious leaders from around the globe under the protection of God.
I am saying that we have to establish a peace council that will speak for the interests of all nations, unlike the current United Nations representatives, and which will truly work for the welfare and peace of humanity from an interreligious and universal perspective.
The concept of the Universal Peace Federation, which was launched according to Godís ideal purpose and goal of creation, could not have emerged from the wisdom of one human being. It is the greatest and utmost blessing Heaven has given to humanity and it is ushering in the new millennium. Thus, it is my hope that the Mongolian Peoples Federation will also fulfill its duty as a partner of the Universal Peace Federation in achieving its noble goals bestowed by Heaven.
Toward that end, I would once again like to impart to you today a revelation from God that is absolutely essential to all 6.5 billion people of the world. It is entitled ďThe True Owners in Establishing the Kingdom of Peace and Unity in Heaven and on Earth.Ē This is the message I gave at the third Assembly of the Mongolian Peoples Federation for World Peace. I hope you will all be wise leaders who open your minds to listen to the voice of Heaven.
Leaders of the world! God, the Creator of all things under the sun, is the True Parent of all humanity. He is not a parent in the parochial sense, existing only for a certain religion or race, or the residents of a certain region. You may call Him by any name, be it Jehovah, Allah, or any other. What is important is that He positively exists, lives as the True Parent of all people, and is carrying on the great work of creation in accordance with the principles and the laws of nature that He set up at the beginning of time. He governs everything in the universe and He has carried out His providence through history.
Ladies and gentlemen, each person has a mind and body, and a spirit self that is more elevated than the mind. God resides in the world in which we live with our physical bodies, and also in the spirit world where our spirits are destined to live. Therefore, only when we have become completely one with God in true love are we complete. Such a perfected person, even if physically small, would represent all of history and all potential future relationships, and so could be said to possess infinite value. Once we are aware of this cosmic value, we realize that we must let our minds take the lead in our lives. To aid this, God created your conscience to know and perceive every action you take and every thought you entertain. Your conscience is aware of these things before your teachers, parents and even God are. Hence, if you were to live in absolute obedience to the commands of your conscience, which is your teacher for eternity, you would be absolutely guaranteed to have eternal life. Such is the way of Godís creation.
When viewing the structure of a human being from a different angle, we can recognize that God created us as beings with dual characteristics. He created our physical bodies as miniatures of the corporeal, tangible world and our spiritual bodies as representatives of and lords of the incorporeal world. Accordingly, a human being is intended to live for a hundred years or so in the corporeal, physical world and, once the physical body ceases functioning, to pass on naturally and automatically into the incorporeal, spirit world. In this way, though it cannot be perceived physically, the spirit world is the automatic and inevitable extension of our lives on earth, humankindís eternal, original homeland, created by God.
The spirit world actually does exist. It is not a world that someone fantasized or imagined into existence. We do not have the right of choice concerning it. It is not a world we can go to if we please or refuse to go to if we would rather not. Just as God is eternal and unchanging, the spirit world He created is also eternal and unchanging. Just as we live in the physical world in our physical bodies and form all sorts of relationships with the existing world, even in the spirit world we are destined to go on living in our spiritual bodies, forming and maintaining close relationships with all phenomena of the spirit world.
In the relationship between the spirit and the physical body of a human being, the spirit is the more important of the two. The physical body lasts for about a hundred years before it stops functioning. However, the spirit lasts eternally, transcending time and space. Isnít even a person who dresses and fares extremely well in the physical world bound to die? Therefore, before you pass on to the next world, you need to achieve unity between your physical and spiritual bodies by living your earthly life in such a way that you meet the standards of both the physical and spirit worlds.
In other words, you have the responsibility to mature your spirit within your physical body based on the finite life you live in the tangible, physical world. This does not mean, however, that the maturing of a spirit self happens automatically. Your spirit self fully matures only on the basis of complete unity between your mind and body during your earthly life, which you achieve by expressing true love through actions.
Ladies and gentlemen, in order for fruit to ripen and be put into storage in autumn, it needs first to pass through the growing process of spring and summer and be provided with the nutrients supplied by nature and the tender, loving care of its owner. Fruit grown in an orchard by a lazy or ignorant owner will be afflicted with diseases and vulnerable to foul weather. Eventually it will fall from the tree before it is ripe, or be worm-infested. Though it is still fruit, it is different from other fruit since it will never be good enough to sell in the market. Fruit that has fully matured on the tree, however, will naturally go into the ownerís storehouse.
Similarly, only when the spirit of a person has reached its full maturation during his or her life in the physical world, which can be likened to the tree, can it automatically enter the kingdom of heaven in the incorporeal spirit world. In other words, a person will enter the kingdom of God in heaven automatically only when he or she has qualified for and enjoyed the kingdom of heaven on earth by reaching the heavenly standard of maturity while living in the physical body.
During your life on earth your every action and movement, without exception, is recorded on your spirit self and measured against the public laws of Heaven. Accordingly, when your spirit self enters the spirit world, which has recorded your life on earth with one hundred percent accuracy, your spirit will show plainly whether you have led a ripe life of goodness, or a wormy, rotten life of sinfulness. What this means is that God will not judge you; you will be your own judge.
If we were all aware of this astonishing rule from Heaven, would any of us spend the days of our lives on earth in selfishness and immorality, succumbing to temptations of Satan and pursuing nothing other than pleasure? No! Rather, we would abstain from injuring and scarring our spirit bodies, even at the risk of our earthly lives. Please bear this truth in mind: You determine whether you are bound for heaven or for hell by your thoughts, speech and behavior in each moment.
This does not imply, though, that the spirit self leads a life of its own, or that it can act by itself to express true love. Your spirit self grows, matures, and is finally perfected only within your physical body, through a life of having actualized true love on earth, which brings your mind and body into a smooth relationship of giving and receiving. And yet, your outer self and inner self are in a constant relationship of conflict and struggle. How much longer will you allow this fighting to continue? Ten years? A hundred years?
In contrast to the human condition, there is undeniably a proper order that all forms of existence in the universe exemplify. God created us to participate in this order, not to live in this state of conflicted disorder. You need to know that it is your duty and responsibility as a human being to dispel all temptations directed at your outer self, your physical body, and to achieve victory in life by following the way of your inner self, your conscience. Heavenly fortune will be with those who live in this way. They will accomplish the perfection of the spirit self.
Ladies and gentlemen, what kind of places are heaven and hell? What people enter heaven? If it really does exist, where would it be? Would it be outside the galaxy, on the other side of the sky? If it does not exist, is it a product of our imagination? These are questions that everyone has pondered at least once.
In brief, heaven is a world overflowing with Godís true love and established with true love as its axis. It is a world where true love is the external form as well as the internal content of every environment. It is a world where true love is present at the beginning and end of life. It is a world filled with people who were born through true love, live in the embrace of true love, and follow the path of true love as they pass on into the next world, the spirit world.
Consequently, antagonism and jealousy are not to be found in that world, because it is a world where each person naturally lives for the sake of the other. It is not a world governed by money, glory or power. It is a world wherein the whole succeeds with the success of each person, the whole appreciates what each person appreciates, and the whole feels joyful through the joy of each person.
Heaven is a world filled with the air of true love, where all breathe true love. It is a world where life throbs with love everywhere at every moment. It is a world whose constituent members are all connected to the true God through family ties. It is a place where the whole world and all people are linked together in a network of inseparable relationships, similar to that of the cells in our bodies. It is a world that is governed by true love alone, the love that is Godís essence. Accordingly, God also exists for true love.
What love is true love? The essence of true love is not to have others serve you; it is you giving and serving others. True love gives and forgets that it has given and continues to give endlessly. This is a love that feels pleasure in giving. It is the heart of pleasure. It is the love of a mother holding her baby to her bosom and breastfeeding it. It is expressed through sacrifice, as when, with pleasure, a child acts out of filial piety toward his or her parents. It is the love that God expressed when creating human beings, an act of absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal love that gives without any condition or expectation of receiving anything in return.
Ladies and gentlemen, true love brings about the order, peace and happiness that support the common good. True love is love that determines the source, center and owner of the universe. True love is the root and symbol of the will and power of God. Therefore, when bound in true love, it is enough just to be together eternally, for it is a love that attracts the universe, even God. The value of true love lies in its power, which is strong enough to eradicate the national, racial and religious barriers fallen human beings created. That is why a life that has been lived for the sake of others, that is, a life of true love, is the absolute condition necessary to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Yet, look at the world we are currently living in. The people of the world are caught in the trap of extreme selfishness, clamoring for material gain. They have lost all sense of values and have fallen into the depths of self-gratification and degradation. The world is filled with alcoholics and drug addicts. As if free sex were not enough, there are even those who commit incest and still hold their heads up high. This world has become one wherein beasts with human faces roam freely, even after violating women, including grandmothers, mothers, wives and daughters. This world has become polluted by acts such as wife swapping. These represent the lowest ebb, the very worst of fallen acts, and the destruction of morality. This world has become hell on earth, where the perfected world, embodying the ideal God envisioned at the Creation, cannot even be imagined.
We have come to know that all these problems are rooted in the Fall of Adam and Eve, our first ancestors. Adam and Eve, who were at the perfection stage of the growth period, had a sexual relationship before their rightful time, due to the temptation of Satan. An impermissible sexual union of man and woman constituted the human Fall. This is why, for thousands of years, people have continued to perpetrate all manner of sexual aberrations, traitorous acts that drive a sharp spike into the heart of God. Human beings have been unable to escape from the realm of the fallen lineage.
Ladies and gentlemen, a man or woman alone can only be one half of the whole. That is how God created us. For that reason, He has interchanged the owners of the reproductive organs, the love organs. The owner of a wifeís reproductive organ is her husband, and the owner of a husbandís is his wife. The position of mutual ownership is achieved only when each is rooted in true love for the sake of the other. In other words, regardless of their external status, no one can be complete, rather than half, until they have secured the position of an owner through marriage.
The human reproductive organ is sacred. It is the palace of life where the seed of life is sown, the palace of love where the flower of love is made to bloom, and the palace of lineage where the fruit of lineage is borne. We bring forth absolute lineage, absolute love and absolute life, as well as absolute harmony, absolute unity, absolute liberation and absolute tranquility, through this absolute reproductive organ.
Now we know the reason we need to restore the position of the owner of the reproductive organ. It is because we can possess Godís love from that position. He is the subject partner of three great loves. As the Owner of the universe, He is the True Teacher, True Owner and loving True Parent. These form the basis for the original, ďthree great subjectsĒ system of thought. All these teachings and truths are created through the life of a true, model family. With the expansion of the true family into the society, the nation, the world and even the universe, all of these will be transformed into the peace kingdom founded upon the model, ideal family.
However, because of the Fall the first man, Adam, lost the original, true lineage and consequently was unable to form the original couple and the original family. Adam, who was to have become the True Teacher, True Parent and True King, inherited instead the lineage of Satan and degraded himself to the position of a false teacher, false parent and false king.
When we come to think of it, the purpose for which Jesus came to earth did not lie elsewhere. It was to restore the Fall. If Jesus, who came as the second Adam, had not been crucified, he would have restored the original lineage of God, free from the Fall. He would have reversed the mistake of the first Adam, established a true family as the Savior of human beings, and founded on earth the original homeland. This would have been the kingdom that embodied the ideal of peace, the kingdom of heaven on earth. However, the disciples, the religious leaders and the leaders of the nation were not able to recognize the Christ, and their disbelief brought Jesusí life to an end in a wretched and tragic way.
Has anyone really known the grieving heart of Jesus, whose passing from the earth was so untimely, and who left no descendants? Though two thousand years of Christian history have passed, has there been any Christian who truly understood Jesusí sorrowful circumstances? Jesus left suddenly, leaving behind him few traces beyond his promise to return. His physical body was buried and is no longer with us.
Finally the will that God tried to fulfill through him is in the process of completion at this time, at the conclusion of history. This is through the True Parents, who have now appeared on earth and have received the seal of Heaven. However, the life of Rev. Moon, whose task it is to complete the mission of the True Parents, has been one of sorrow, marked by inexpressible suffering and persecution.
The third Adam, the True Parent, must indemnify and completely reverse all the mistakes of the first and second Adams. I have to complete the mission of the Savior, Messiah, and Lord at his second coming, and also the mission of all the major figures on whom religions are based. My life, like the process of Godís creation of the universe, constitutes the great work of recreating humanity. Not even the smallest error is permitted. It has been a lonely course that no one can fully comprehend. It has taken me down thorny paths through the wilderness, often utterly alone. Not even God could acknowledge me. Hovering many times between life and death, even vomiting blood, I still had to rise again like a phoenix to remain true to my promise to God.
Though I was innocent, I had to endure unjust imprisonment six times. I was wrongfully imprisoned for working in the underground independence movement as a student in Japan, for propagating the Will of God in Pyongyang that was under communist rule immediately after Koreaís independence, and during the Syngman Rhee administration after Korea had been reborn as a free nation. Furthermore, even in the United States, which proudly presents itself to the world as a model of democracy, I was unfairly accused by the government and was unjustly imprisoned.
Who on earth can understand the life of Rev. Moon? It has been a life of misery, which I had to endure by biting my tongue, in order to comfort God, and for the salvation of the fallen people of the world who are suffering in the realm of death. Even now, if one person were to look into my heart and speak a word of sympathy, I would burst into tears and my tears would flow like a waterfall.
Ladies and gentlemen, the sinful era of restoration through indemnity, the Era before the Coming of Heaven, has passed, and the era of the constitutional government, an era ruled by heavenly law, is upon us. This is the Era after the Coming of Heaven. You are now living in an era of grace in which, after receiving the marriage Blessing from True Parents, completing the change of lineage, and leading a life that is vertically aligned with Heaven, such that no shadow is cast, you can automatically enter the kingdom of heaven. That is to say, if you establish a true family on earth and lead a heavenly life, when you die, your life will be connected to the kingdom of God in heaven, and you will enjoy eternal life.
Therefore, in the framework of the family, you have to serve God as the Parent in the highest position. All of you are to become His children, entering into a parent-child relationship with Him and perfecting yourselves through living together, closely linked as if by kinship. In short, you need to unite and live in the realm of a true love relationship with God.
The kingdom of heaven must first be achieved on earth. What this means is that the kingdom of heaven being established in the physical world is the prerequisite for establishing the kingdom of heaven in the spirit world. Therefore, Heaven is not a world found in outer space on the other side of the galaxy, nor is it the by-product of imagination, existing only in the human mind. It refers to the substantial kingdom of heaven on earth, which can only be created when you have led lives expressive of true love. When you leave the physical world on that foundation, you automatically enter the incorporeal kingdom of heaven. This means that only after you have led a heavenly life on earth can you also lead such a life in heaven.
Only the fruit that has fully ripened on the tree can be classified as a product of the best quality. Thus your lives must not be like fruit that is devoured by insects on the tree, bound for hell. You always must remember that you yourselves, through your life on earth, determine whether you go to heaven or to hell.
In such a family, the root of history is alive, and the root of the kingdom of heaven extends into it. In other words, the kingdom of heaven on earth takes root in this family rooted in Godís love. Such a family is also where the everlasting root of kingship is firmly planted and where the grandparents, parents and grandchildren represent the roots of the past, present and future. The root of the past represents the spirit world, the root of the present is the palace representing the world today, and the root of the future establishes grandsons and granddaughters as princes and princesses. The family thus erects the palace of peace representing the two worlds, the spirit world and the physical world. In such a manner, the three generations of grandparents, parents and grandchildren live together as one family, serving the eternally living God. You need to know that to seek and establish such a family of Cheon II Guk, Godís kingdom, is the responsibility of tribal messiahs, the mission of the ambassadors for peace and the desire of God.
The movement to realize a society of mutual existence, prosperity and benefit, by making humanity into one great family through breaking down the walls in our hearts and eliminating the barriers between nations, begins from each family. Therefore, we must keep in mind that to form and establish true families is our providential calling, the calling to advance the establishment of the cosmic peace kingdom on earth.
You need to form families that God will miss and yearn to return to after He has been away. You have to raise families to which He can come freely as the Parent visiting His children. That is what it means to live in service to God. In such a family, God becomes the subject partner of our conscience, acting vertically. Following that vertical subject partner, your mind stands in the position of the vertical subject partner of your body, and brings your mind and body into unity. This family is where parental love, conjugal love, childrenís love, and siblingsí love are completely realized. In other words, this is where the four realms of love or the four realms of heart are perfected. Only in such a family can the upper and lower, the front and back, and the left and right be connected in one dynamic of spherical motion.
If the world were filled with such true families, that world would be one governed by the heavenly way and heavenly laws, with no need for lawyers, prosecutors or even judges. Ponder this for a moment. Who would be most fully aware of your good and bad deeds? It would be your grandparents, your parents, your spouse and your children.
Is there anything that cannot be resolved within the family? When parents and children, husband and wife, and older siblings and younger siblings live for the sake of one another, how could they do anything unforgivable? How could they ever commit crimes? A world governed by the heavenly way and the heavenly laws is a natural world, an unobstructed world of truth and pure reason. It is a world at the ďhigh noonĒ of absolute values, devoid of shadows.
Esteemed representatives of the Mongolian Peoples Federation, all of us must return gratitude and glory to God and True Parents for enlightening us about the incredible providential age in which we are living. The mission of the Mongolian Peoples Federation has now become clear. Serving the Universal Peace Federation as its vertical Abel, and the religious realm and national realm of the world as its horizontal Abel, it is in the position of Cain, working as the central figure in establishing the global kingdom of the peace ideal.
You are now advancing into the era of liberation and complete inner freedom, which is the providential era of the realm of the heart of the fourth Adam. In other words, it is the Era after the Coming of Heaven. This is the time when, metaphorically speaking, the sun is directly overhead and no shadow is cast. This signifies that the Era before the Coming of Heaven, including the Old, New and Completed Testament ages, has been surmounted.
These eras have required immeasurable restitution and atonement for the sake of re-creating the ideal. The present time, however, corresponds to the era prior to Adamís Fall, the time of building the original ideal world. It refers to the era of true love that is all encompassing, all-powerful and has overall authority. It is the realm of heart in which the spirit world and the physical world are bound together as a united realm centered on the True Parents, the King and Queen of Peace. In other words, it is the era of the kingdom of peace and unity in heaven and on earth.
Please become true princes and princesses who can attend and live together with God, the eternal Peace King and True Parent of humanity. Let us develop the Mongolian Peoples Federation and establish a Mongolian Shared Lineage Federation by receiving the marriage Blessing of the True Parents and completing the change of our lineage. Please take to heart that this is the task God has assigned you, and become true owners in establishing the kingdom of peace and unity in heaven and on earth.
I would like to begin by offering my heartfelt gratitude to God, who protected my wife and me and all who were accompanying us. I sincerely thank all those who prayed and offered devotions on our behalf.
Today I feel truly humbled. Through the more than eighty years of my life, I have gone through countless ordeals, incarcerations and innumerable life-or-death situations solely for the purpose of fulfilling Godís providence. Although the rest of the world does not know this, my life has been a continuum of intense battles with Satan that I have fought alone.
Ladies and gentlemen, God truly carries out His providence in mysterious ways. At the time of the helicopter accident, which no one could have imagined, Heaven mobilized the spirit world and made sure Satan dare not harm my wife and me, the True Parents. Even in the eyes of ordinary people this incident was extraordinary, a miracle among miracles. It is being recorded as an amazing wonder, incomparable to any other in history.
I have publicly announced that January 13, 2013 is the day when the restoration of the homeland is to be fulfilled, and I am devoting my entire being, day and night, for that purpose. Could Heaven abandon me? As Godís representative in the flesh, I have accomplished His Will on earth. So if not with Rev. Moon, with whom will God be able to work in perfecting His providence and returning humanity to Godís bosom?
As my wife and I can once again stand here before you today, thanks toGodís tremendous grace, our hearts are bursting with emotion. We were called by God and anointed as the True Parents of humanity. Human beings are born into the fallen lineage without true parents. They are orphans who have wandered aimlessly for thousands of years. We have received the great mandate from Heaven to save all people and bring them back to God.
With four years to go, and in the final leg of our drive toward 2013, I proclaimed the combination of two halves (Ssang Hab), the combined jubilee years, which are the seventh and eighth years of Godís kingdom of Cheon II Guk. As I did so, I ordered the spirit world and the physical world to advance in all directions.
It was at that very point in time that I was involved unexpectedly in the helicopter accident. Yet, through this accident, Heaven once again revealed to the ignorant and unenlightened human race that God is very much alive and active. Join me now in carrying out an explosive revolution of true love and true families.
Ladies and gentlemen, if John the Baptist had fulfilled the responsibility he had in relation to Jesus, Jesus would not have been opposed by the leaders of his religion or his nation, and he would not have gone the path of the cross. With John the Baptist at his side, Jesus would have led the people of Israel to win for God all the authority and power of Rome, in accordance with Godís preparations over thousands of years. Had such a foundation been secured, Jesus would have sent out his royal representatives, over all the roads leading out of Rome, to all corners of the world. They would have been the representatives and ambassadors of Jesus, the King of Peace, and would have fulfilled their mission of bequeathing to the world the Will of Heaven. They would have thus created Cheon II Guk, the kingdom of peace, throughout the world, a kingdom without walls or barriers, liberated and completely free from evil.
However, we know quite well that humanity has been unable to free itself from Satanís deception, and instead has walked a path of restoration through indemnity for the past two thousand years. The mistake of one person, John the Baptist, who failed to unite with Jesus and then died a miserable death, led to this disastrous result.
Even so, heavenly law does not allow Godís providence to be permanently interrupted or abandoned due to human error. Today, God has chosen this land of Korea to become the homeland in which His providence will come to fruition. This is because it is the homeland of the True Parents, who were infused with the spirit of this land at their birth.
I have already appointed and announced special anointed representatives for the three central nations of this providence. I appointed Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak, chairman of the Universal Peace Federation, to represent Korea, which stands in the position of the father nation in the providence. Rev. Hideo Oyamada, chairman of the Universal Peace Federation of Japan, was appointed to Japan, the mother nation; and Mr. Dong Moon Joo, chairman of The Washington Times, to the United States, which stands as the providential eldest son.
I am initiating a peace movement to unite the Americas. I would recommend someone such as former United States President George H.W. Bush as a special representative of North America, and someone such as former President Julio Maria Sanguinetti of Uruguay as a special representative of South America. As a special representative of the Republic of Korea, the providential homeland, I have selected Dr. Cheol Seung Lee, whom the people of Korea respect as a great elder statesman.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am working hard to send out anointed representatives to all nations of the world. They live in an era in which mistakes such as those committed by John the Baptist will never be repeated. Unlike Jesus, whose time on earth abruptly ended on the cross, I will surely complete the restoration of Godís homeland on earth, as I have received Heavenís seal as the King of Peace. With God and the King of Peace as the central axis, I shall lead the anointed representatives sent throughout the world and thus create the original ideal kingdom of everlasting peace.
Please unite your minds and bodies and engrave in your hearts the heavenly message that God is revealing to you. Please remember that this message speaks of the heavenly path that will guide your activities and life from this day on.
I also wish to express my deep appreciation to the United States of America and to all those nations that participated in the Korean War, and especially for the sacrifices your veterans made on behalf of the founding ideals of the United Nations and the noble cause of world peace. Knowing that this was related to Godís Will, I express my heartfelt gratitude to you.
Ladies and gentlemen, Godís desire is to save humankind from evil and sin, and to actualize the ideal He envisioned for all that He created. From the viewpoint of Godís providential plan, the Korean War was not a simple war involving one country. It was a historic, righteous war that played a decisive role in bringing Godís providence to fruition. This understanding will become an important principle and tradition for the Abel UN. Due to constraints of time, I cannot explain in detail today the profound providential plan God has had for my lifeís work and for the Korean Peninsula. I will therefore speak about some aspects of Godís providence dealing with the Pacific Rim era that I have recently announced.
Distinguished guests, I have declared 2007 and 2008 as jubilee years in Godís providence. God has greatly blessed these holy years. It is a time of jubilee, the likes of which God and humankind have never experienced in thousands of years of history.
Godís heart has been in pain throughout history because human beings have been confined under Satanís dominion. Human beings endured oppression under the sovereignty of evil throughout the Era before the Coming of Heaven. That time has finally come to an end. From this year on, the gates have been opened wide to the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven, ushering in the time of a new sovereignty of goodness in which humanity can serve and attend God as the Central Being.
Without your being aware of it, Heavenís providence has been expanding in extraordinary ways. Now ambassadors for peace in one hundred eighty- five nations, numbering in the tens of thousands, have received my teachings and are working day and night in response to a special decree from God. Hence, today I would like to convey to you Heavenís message, which is entitled, ďA Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of Godís Will: The United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World.Ē It is a declaration of Godís plan for His dispensation and the direction humanity needs to take.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you carefully examine the progress of history, you will undoubtedly discover Godís plan and sense His presence as He worked tirelessly behind the scenes. Consider the history of civilization, which began centering on four of the worldís great river basins. We are familiar with the Egyptian civilization that flourished along the Nile River, the Mesopotamian civilization between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Harappan civilization surrounding the Indus River, and the early Chinese civilization around the Yellow River.
Over the passage of time, the center of civilization shifted to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, where the Mediterranean peninsular civilizations flourished in Greece and Rome. History continued to progress, and the European continental civilization emerged. This continental civilization in turn gave birth to the island civilization of the United Kingdom, which flourished in the Atlantic sphere.
The British Empire, which dominated the seven seas and wielded its might as ďthe empire on which the sun never sets,Ē passed its splendid culture on to North America. We know these facts from history.
Civilization on the North American continent raised the banner of democracy, which was rooted in Christianity. It bequeathed to the world the principles of freedom of religion and respect for equal human rights as it led the struggle against fascism and communism, which had established atheistic, evil sovereignties. Through victories in the First and Second World Wars and the third international conflict, the Cold War, it won victory over totalitarianism and communism.
However, that victory does not simply mean that America is great or that it was the ultimate development of human civilization. Victory came because God had chosen and raised the United States of America as the Second Israel, in accordance with His providential plan, and had raised and trained the American people through Christianity. God worked through America to bring His providence to its present stage of fruition.
Ladies and gentlemen, the present era marks an important milestone in the development of civilization. Civilization has completed a circuit of the entire globe and has now arrived on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Historyís course has come to the point in Godís providence where it has to be concluded in the Pacific Rim region.
No force can stop Godís providence now. Though there were both victories and defeats during the course of indemnity under the evil sovereignty in the Era before the Coming of Heaven, now nothing can prevent the rise of the Pacific Rim era. Herein lies the special reason that Heaven declared this a jubilee year.
Ladies and gentlemen, the arrival of the Pacific Rim era signifies many things. What do you think the world would have been like if Jesus had fulfilled the complete messianic mission during his life on earth? Jesus came as the savior and Messiah, to save all humankind. He did not come to save just the people of Israel, a small nation located on one end of the Mediterranean Sea. At that time, Rome, based at the center of the Mediterranean, was the center of human civilization. Rome was ready to rule the seas. Heaven earnestly wished for Jesus to teach and transform Rome first and then rule her empire. Heaven was eager to bring salvation to all humanity by working through Romeís strong civilization. Yet Jesus was cruelly put to death on the cross, as we know all too well through the biblical record.
After thousands of years of preparation, God finally had sent Jesus to earth as His only Son. There is no way to fathom Godís heart as He anxiously watched Jesusí each and every action. Jesusí death was a tragedy that broke Godís heart. It brought Him anguish even more extreme than He had felt at the moment Adam and Eve, whom He had created as the first ancestors of humankind, were lost due to the Fall in the garden of Eden.
During the two thousand years after Jesus died on the cross, God, in the background of history, has walked a path of suffering beyond human imagination. Through this course, He prepared the United States of America to serve as the nation of the Second Israel. As a Christian nation that includes Catholicism and Protestantism as well as the Orthodox world, the United Statesí mission is to bring harmony and unity to Christianity as soon as possible and, in the twenty-first century, to fulfill the responsibility that had been the Roman Empireís, which was not realized in Jesusí time. On Americaís shoulders rests the responsibility, within Godís providence, to bring harmony and oneness among the worldís 6.5 billion people and to expedite the creation of a peaceful, ideal world. These are not simply the words of Rev. Moon. This is Heavenís decree.
Then how can we unite Christianity? God has already revealed the solution through me, Rev. Moon, the True Parent of humankind. God has given me the supreme command to practice a life of true love, to understand completely the reality of the spirit world to which we go after we die, and to establish a model, ideal family, a true family. Then what kind of love is true love? And what kind of family is a true family?
Ladies and gentlemen, Godís absolute true love does not instill a desire to have oneís partner exist for oneís own sake. Rather, true loveís essence is giving, living for the sake of others and for the sake of the whole. True love gives, forgets that it has given, and continues to give without ceasing. True love gives joyfully. We find it in the joyful and loving heart of a mother who cradles her baby in her arms and nurses it at her breast. True love is sacrificial love, such as that of a devoted son who finds his greatest satisfaction in dedicating himself to his parents with all his body and mind.
When we are bound together in true love, we can be together forever, continually increasing our joy in each otherís company. The attraction of true love brings all things in the universe to our feet; even God will come to dwell with us. Nothing can compare with the value of true love. It has the power to dissolve the barriers fallen people have created between nation, race and religion.
The main attributes of Godís true love are that it is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. Whoever practices true love will live with God, share His happiness, and enjoy the right to participate as an equal in His work. A life lived for the sake of others, a life of true love, is the absolute precondition for entering the kingdom of heaven. This is the new way of life in a family where the members live together peacefully, centered on God. It is the ideal model of peace for all creation.
The path is now wide open for humanity to establish true families. Godís true family establishes the pattern for people to live for the sake of others. The warm environment of oneness based on true love and respect between true parents and true children, mutual fidelity and true love between a true husband and wife, and trust and mutual reliance among siblings, is what is created by the model, true family.
This means that you need to establish a true family wherein the stem of true love emerges from the root of true love and bears the fruit of true love. In this manner, the three generations of true grandparents, true parents, and true children live together as one family and serve the eternal God. God desires to see such families, and it is your responsibility as tribal messiahs, ambassadors for peace, and anointed representatives to seek after and establish families of the kingdom of God.
If only the entire world were filled with such true families! It would be an orderly world where people govern themselves by the heavenly way and heavenly laws, with no need for lawyers, prosecutors or judges.
Peace-loving leaders, among the 6.5 billion people on earth today, almost 5 billion of our neighbors, relatives, and brothers and sisters belong to the Pacific Rim region. At the same time, a large segment of our fellow human beings share a common root with the Mongolian peoples. If we receive the marriage Blessing and pull together centering on Godís ideal for peace, there is nothing we cannot do. The future of humanity is in our hands.
Godís providence has now spread from the North American continent and blossomed in the island civilization of Japan, which is in a position similar to that once held by the United Kingdom on the other side of the world. This providence is now about to fulfill its destiny by reaching fruition on the Korean Peninsula, the homeland of the True Parents, who have emerged on earth in the position of the savior of humanity and returning Messiah. The Korean Peninsula stands in a position similar to that of Rome in Jesusí time.
Religion and politics have the mission of resolving the worldís problems, yet the current conflict on the Korean Peninsula transcends religion and politics. From a geopolitical point of view, the Korean Peninsula persists as an arena of most intense confrontation, despite ongoing efforts to secure peace.
Fortunately, during the Korean War the United Nations mobilized international forces, led by the United States, to defend the peninsula. According to Godís Will, however, the UN forces were to recover the homeland and hometown of Godís desire. They did not do so, leaving the job half done. As a result, global conflict and strife emerged, which became known as the Cold War. During this period the Korean people were deprived of their possessions and displaced, leading them to search for God.
In order to restore this through indemnity, I established the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). I then organized the peace kingdom corps and peace kingdom police force, consisting of women of Heavenís side who have received the marriage Blessing, who love peace, and who are willing to serve and sacrifice for the work of the Universal Peace Federation. I have taken the lead in educating those involved with these organizations, which stand in the forefront to bring about a world of peace centered on God. They will create the peaceful, ideal world that God desires.
I have been assisting the six-party talks currently being held to resolve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and to reconcile the democratic and communist nations. I am presenting a solution based on the principles of peace and harmony rooted in the new philosophy, the ďWay of the Heavenly Parent.Ē
At this intense time, what exactly is the role of America and the United Nations? Hawaii in the Pacific and Norfolk on the Atlantic bridge East and West, link North and South, and represent the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and all the great oceans of the world. With the support and protection of the American continent, the Korean Peninsula would become the homeland that protects and defends the Pacific Rim region by bringing together all the island nations of the Pacific. I say this because the future of humankind lies in the preservation of the Pacific Rim region centered on Korea, Japan and the United States.
As I was well aware of Heavenís plans for this region, I invested thirty-three of the prime years of my life in the United States, beginning in the early 1970s, for the sake of world peace. In 1991 when I was on my way to meet Kim II Sung in North Korea, I visited Hawaii and prayed there, at that critical moment, with the purpose of bringing an end to the Cold War era. On that victorious foundation I returned to South Korea, where I am working to complete the providence of establishing Godís homeland and hometown. This year in particular, a jubilee year in the providence, I again prayed in Hawaii on the first stop of a visit to America.
Ladies and gentlemen, I ask that you closely analyze the current state of affairs in the world. Although the days of communism are gone, even now powerful nations such as China and Russia are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to aggressively pursue their own interests at the expense of the powerless and small island nations. No small island nation by itself can deal with those nations and their economic, political or even military ambitions. Those nations are so powerful that, if they wanted to, they could dominate any smaller nation in a single day, without shedding blood.
Only when peace and security are settled in the Pacific Rim can we guarantee peace for all human beings. As I have mentioned, the small island nations by themselves cannot contend with the incredible tsunami of powerful nations moving into the region. The time has come, therefore, for these small island nations in the Pacific Rim to unite and build the homeland of the new civilization. The small island nations dispersed in the northern and southern regions of the Pacific, on either side of the equator, as well as Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand and other countries, need to become as one nation, forming a union to sustain the peace of the Pacific Rim civilization. This will secure peace and stability for all people.
What I am saying to you is that you have the responsibility to protect and save the oceanic realm, which is a lifeline on which humanityís future depends, from the environmental destruction and conflicts that are worsening by the day, and to shield its natural resources for the sake of peace in the future.
Distinguished guests, I have surmounted and triumphed over a course of inexpressible suffering and tribulation. I have not lived for personal glory or comfort. Even as I walked a thorny path, on the razors edge between life and death, I received Heavenís seal and was made fully aware of the destination of Godís Will. Thus, I held dearly to Heavenís command to bring salvation to humanity. Although beaten down many times, I rose up like a phoenix and continued my demanding work.
The first has to do with knowledge of God. Until now, people have believed in God only as an all-knowing and all-powerful Being. People have been thinking that God is sitting on a throne of honor and glory as the absolute Master, having nothing to do with the created world of all things. There is more to God than this image. From the time I first embarked on a journey to fulfill Godís providential call, I came to know that the relationship between God and human beings is that of Parent and child. I learned that God has been the Parent of pain, sorrow and lamentation ever since He lost His first children, Adam and Eve. Throughout my life, I have been doing my very best to dissolve Godís pain and sorrow and bring liberation and total freedom to His heart. Finally, on January 13, 2001, through the Enthronement Ceremony for the Kingship of God, I was able to restore His throne of glory and power and offer it to Him.
The second area deals with the reality of Satan. Throughout history, people have not known the identity of the devil, Satan, who caused the Fall and spawned all kinds of evil. For fourteen years, I labored desperately through many bruising spiritual battles to discover all the truths of the spirit world. Finally, I discovered the real identity of Satan, the origin of evil. Taking it one step further, I exposed and repudiated Satanís strategy and tactics for multiplying his power.
After I discovered Satanís strategy of defiling the human blood lineage through the Fall, I became totally committed to restoring Godís original lineage. The heavenly strategy developed for this purpose, and now widely known throughout the world, is the international and cross-cultural marriage Blessing movement.
I have the intuitive ability to look into the hearts of men and women and predict their destiny. That is why many young people from around the world come to me, hoping to be matched with an ideal spouse.
Where are we from, how should we live, and where will we go? Why are our minds and bodies fighting, and why do we struggle in conflict? What is the meaning of life and death? Does the world after death truly exist? If so, how are we to live while we are on earth? The answers to these questions and others are expounded in detail in the Divine Principle, which God revealed to me.
The fourth area encompasses knowledge and understanding of the spirit world. The spirit world, the world after physical death, is a world that actually exists, and to which all people are bound to go as an extension of their earthly life. Human life is one continuous stream from conception and life in the womb all the way to an eternal life, after physical death ends our earthly life. When their physical lives have ended, those who have received the marriage Blessing, which eradicates the original sin and opens the way to spiritual perfection, go through the sacred ritual of ascension to the spirit world (seonghwa). Thereupon they are welcomed and celebrated on their path to the heavenly realms, where they will enjoy eternal life.
We need to understand clearly that the numerous saints and sages who have lived on earth throughout history are living in the spirit world. They are assisting Godís providence on earth, having been reborn as absolute good spirits after receiving the marriage Blessing from the True Parents. Each moment in our earthly life is recorded in the spirit world exactly as it takes place. On the day we cross over to the spirit world, our lifeís record becomes the basis for our judgment. That is why we all need to practice a life of true love, sacrificing ourselves for a greater cause.
The fifth area concerns knowledge of Jesus. I came to understand the terrible tragedy of the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus came as Godís Son, the Savior and Messiah, but he was rejected and opposed, even by the people God had prepared. It was Godís Will that Jesus, the second Adam, fulfill the model of a God-centered ideal family and engraft all human beings onto himself.
Christianity became the foundation of Western civilization through Rome, and then became the center of the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean civilizations. It has always stood in the position of the bride to receive the Lord at his Second Coming. In particular, Christians need to comprehend the sorrowful heart of Jesus, who was driven to the cross, unable to carry out the primary Will of God. My teachings clearly explain the truth aboutJesusí mission, the limit of salvation through the cross, and the reason and purpose for his return.
The sixth area is in the knowledge of the core contents of the Bible and other religious scriptures. These are books of revelation that enable human beings, trapped in ignorance after the Fall of the first ancestors, to return to God. Many of the important issues in scripture are described in metaphors and symbols. Only the Messiah sent by Heaven can clearly reveal the meanings of these metaphors and symbols. Hence, Jesus was able to disclose the core contents and deep meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures. Likewise, my teachings are now revealing Godís truth regarding His providence of salvation, contained throughout the Bible. The Bible is a book of revelations that contains the truth of Godís ideal for the creation, the Fall, and the path of restoration. The Divine Principle, which God revealed to me, lucidly answers all the questions that have not been clearly explained by the worldís scriptures.
The seventh area is in the knowledge and understanding of the goal of human history. History is not merely a sequence of events that occurred by coincidence. It flows in a clear direction and with a clear purpose. It is a history of the providence for the re-creation of human beings in their original state, a history of restoration through indemnity and of human salvation.
Based on these insights into the origin and direction of history, I was able to predict accurately the sudden end of communism and dialectical materialism, which I proclaimed in a speech at the 1985 Professors World Peace Academy conference in Geneva, Switzerland, a time when the Soviet Union was still at its peak.
Today, I am declaring that it is time for all nations and religions to break down the barriers dividing them. Through this, the era of one family under God will arrive and last forever. God is leading history. With the help of heavenly fortune, under the auspices of the Abel UN, we will now make rapid progress toward a world transcending religions and nations. It will be Godís kingdom on earth, which in Korean we call Cheon II Guk.
The eighth area concerns true family values. Godís ideal of creation is to build God-centered true families. It is the goal of His salvation providence to restore the ideal of the true family, the ideal that Adam could not fulfill in his own family and, in this way, to establish the foundation for the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven. The marriage Blessing, which is at the core of the movement I have been leading, is not an ordinary wedding ceremony. It is a sacrament through which to eradicate the original sin and engraft people to the true lineage of God. True families are the wellspring and foundation of true love, true life and true lineage. The true nation, true world and true kingdom can be built through true families. Families centered on the True Parents can be the base for the perfected relationships within the four great realms of heart and the three great kingships, and the foundation for the kingdom of heaven.
On September 12, 2005, I founded the Universal Peace Federation. Then, in order to build one family under God through the twin strategies of proclaiming Godís Word and conducting the marriage Blessing, I completed three worldwide speaking tours with my wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, our children and our grandchildren. In this way we were able to substantiate three generations within one family fulfilling the marriage Blessing ideal.
Afterwards, one hundred Christian representatives in America as well as twelve hundred religious leaders and twelve thousand ambassadors for peace from across the world traveled simultaneously throughout one hundred and ninety nations. They represented their own nations as they spread the peace messages of the True Parents and shared the marriage Blessing. These tours helped spread true family values as the universal values that will establish a new, God-centered civilization.
Even though I have become well known as a champion in these eight areas, we who are working for this cause cannot complete this work by ourselves. The support of all humanity is urgently needed for everything to be fulfilled. With Godís grace, we will soon win the victory!
These victories that I attained through blood, sweat and tears, and on the basis of the unity of the True Parents and all humankind, laid the foundation for a series of historic proclamations. First, in Jerusalem in 2003, I had Jesus proclaimed as the King of kings before heaven and earth, with the acknowledgement of representatives of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Following this, in 2004, my wife and I were acknowledged as the King and Queen of Peace in a United States Senate office building and then at the Korean National Assembly. Subsequently, in June 2006, we held the Coronation Ceremony of the True Parents as the King and Queen of Peace in heaven and on earth.
Ladies and gentlemen, as we begin the twenty-first century, we find ourselves at a truly historic turning point. We are at a point of decision. Can everlasting world peace take root, or are we doomed to repeat the twentieth centuryís dark and oppressive history of war and conflict? The twentieth century was a period of ceaseless conflicts, including the struggles of colonized countries to gain independence, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War in which sixteen nations took part under the banner of the United Nations. The UN forces were mobilized to the Korean Peninsula under Godís providence, for the sake of regaining Godís homeland of peace. Even after that, people had to endure a period of conflict and hostility during the Cold War between nations of the Eastern and Western Blocs.
Living through this era, I dedicated my life entirely to bringing about the kingdom of God, the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world. I have always prayed sincerely that the United Nations, founded after the Second World War, would be an institution for peace, and that it would uphold Godís Will for the realization of eternal world peace. The United Nations has indeed made important contributions to peace. Nevertheless, around its sixtieth anniversary in 2005, there was a broad consensus both inside and outside the organization that the UN had yet to discover the way to fulfill its founding purposes. The number of member states approaches two hundred; however the offices of these states do little more than represent and even insist on their own interests. They seem inherently unable to resolve conflicts and achieve peace.
Ladies and gentlemen, on September 12, 2005, I proclaimed throughout all of heaven and earth the establishment of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), which will enable Godís providence to flourish. It is now possible for UPF to serve as an Abel-type counterpart to the Cain-type United Nations in the Era after the Coming of Heaven. It will renew the United Nations and lead the way for millions of ambassadors for peace throughout the world who have taken up my teaching, the ďWay of the Heavenly Parent,Ē which consists of the principles of true love and the ideal of true family. Absolutely they will fulfill Heavenís will to re-create the world as one family under God.
Ladies and gentlemen, through the international and cross-cultural marriage Blessings that transcend religious denomination and nationality, the UPF will be in the vanguard of the great revolution to restore the original lineage of humanity, hearkening back to Adam before the Fall. Some may scoff and say that this is impossible. Yet where there is a will there is a way, especially if it is Godís Will. Please think about this: What do you think will happen if people from the United States and Russia marry across national boundaries through international and cross-cultural marriage Blessings, according to the teachings of Rev. Moon, who does Godís work on His behalf? The two nations will belong to one family under God, the eternal, absolute Lord of all creation. How could anyone harbor antagonism toward, much less point weapons at, a nation where millions of their grandchildren make their home?
Distinguished guests, you who have been called by God, the holy task of building the ideal kingdom of heaven, the sacred reign of peace on earth, is being carried out enthusiastically in all corners of the world, through the recovery of our ideal homeland and hometown. This is Godís hope for engrafting the 6.5 billion people of the world to the lineage of the true tribe. At this very moment, people are competing to hold the premiere assemblies to hear the teachings of peace and receive the marriage Blessing. In all, we will fulfill this responsibility in twelve thousand locations in one hundred eighty-five nations.
Ladies and gentlemen, you are attending a truly meaningful occasion today. Please do not miss your chance to ride on the surging currents of heavenly fortune during this important and sacred jubilee year. Take the lead in protecting and developing the realm of the oceans, which cover more than seventy percent of Earthís surface. Where else will we access the treasure stores of natural resources by which we can resuscitate the planet Earth, fulfilling our promise to end pollution and resource depletion?
The oceanic era has begun. It represents the universal era of women. The culture of the oceanic sphere constitutes the original womenís culture, transcending all nations and crossing all oceans. To create this culture, all women need to unite in heart and take concerted action under the guidance of True Mother. You need to fulfill your mission and take the lead in overcoming every obstacle to give birth to a new civilization that transcends the Pacific Rim civilization. Please take this to heart.
On this meaningful occasion, please engrave this message in your hearts. The families of your good ancestors in heaven are already blessed. Numbering in the billions, they have come to earth today to listen to this message with you. This is because it is only through you, their descendants, that they can perfect themselves and advance to the positions of true parents, true teachers and true lords and owners.
Furthermore, they must become one in heart and body with the True Parent, the King of kings. From the original position before the Fall, they have to uphold the True Parentsí standard absolutely, take an active role in carrying out their work, and be mobilized for the creation of the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven through a life of service and attendance. Please remember that the spirit world and the physical world are to unite in this way as one living entity, and move and breathe together.
There is one more special request I would like to ask of you today. Please immerse yourselves in the contents of my peace messages, to the point where you know them virtually by heart, and make them the guidelines for your life. These messages of peace are a summary of my teachings, which are contained in the more than one thousand volumes of True Parentsí speeches. God will stand at the forefront. The spirit world and the physical world will unite to protect and aid you in creating the peaceful, ideal world of Godís desire, in which you can enjoy eternal liberation and complete freedom.
Our responsibility in the Era after the Coming of Heaven Your families now need to find their place in history by fulfilling their mission as members of the peace kingdom corps and peace kingdom police force of the Abel UN, which is advancing Godís providence in the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. History will forever remember you for leading a noble life of devotion to the wellbeing of humanity and world peace. I am now developing globally the peace kingdom corps and the peace kingdom police force, which I founded. Who else but you and your family can stand at the forefront of these two organizations under the banner of UPF, the Abel UN?
Ladies and gentlemen gathered from different nations, at this critical juncture in human history, what will you do to complete the providence of building Godís homeland? It is to be the culmination of history. Will you live foolishly for the rest of your life, based on extreme selfishness and individualism, in vain pursuit of your own comfort and self-interest?
Whether you like it or not, you are now called by Heaven. You will be guided under the shining banner of the Abel UN, which was proclaimed before heaven and earth and launched on September 23, 2007. You therefore need to work quickly to complete the reformation of the existing United Nations and also fulfill the mission of the Abel UN. In this way, we will unfold Godís ideal of creation in politics, economics, culture and education, with Godís realm of heart as the axis.
No nation can be exempt from this. All the blockages and barriers are to break down before the heavenly fortune of the conjoined jubilee years of 2007 and 2008, the seventh and eighth years of Cheon II Guk. Please become the owners of the era of Godís realm of heart, by inheriting the foundation of victory brought by the True Parents of Heaven and Earth. With our own hands, we will surely build Godís homeland.
Do not forget that democracy is a philosophy of brotherhood. Democracy serves a transitional role in reaching the age of true parents and true families, the era of the civilization of Godís heart. So quickly take a revolutionary leap over the hill of democracy.
Esteemed leaders, there is one more thing you need to know. From a providential viewpoint, the Universal Peace Federation is in the position of Abel, and another new organization, representing the secular world, the Family Party, is in the position of Cain. Those who are running for office in the eighteenth general election campaign in Korea will have to inherit the tradition of the True Parents, who have already obtained a cosmic level victory.
The Abel UN was established with the participation of one hundred ninety-four nations. In order to allow the Republic of Korea to fulfill its role as the homeland on this stage, all of you need to be active in the forthcoming presidential, congressional and local elections. Help decide the county heads, mayors, governors and so forth, and also the appointment of government officials. Please succeed in this. Your task is to bring all political parties in each nation together as one, so that we can regain our homeland on earth through public servants who represent God.
I have proclaimed and launched the Korea-Japan undersea tunnel and Bering Strait bridge-tunnel projects before Heaven. Please succeed in these projects as owners who have accomplished True Parentsí will and who support the goal of regaining the homeland.
Cheon II Guk and the Abel UN stand as Abel. The United States and the existing United Nations stand as Cain. These two sides can create a cosmic equilibrium when they are bound together as one. All of you need to become one in heart and body with God, the great King of kings, who is the axis, with the True Parents, the King and Queen of Peace, and with their special representatives. You have to complete the creation of the original garden of Eden, which is untainted by the Fall; that is, you have to complete the building of our homeland.
Ladies and gentlemen, each of the entities that exist in this universe, regardless of size, originated from a single source. This is not easily perceived because all relationships were severed and human beings fell into ignorance due to the Fall. However, all things of creation, including the sun, wish to live in the realm of true love, within the realm of the true lineage. This realm is a world in which every entity creates a sphere of resonance, and in which everything lives for the sake of the other according to its own standard and form while attending the True Parents and True Family.
Ladies and gentlemen, through the Fall, Adam and Eve yielded their spiritual and physical bodies to Satan. Jesus lost his physical body through the tribulation of the cross, although he blazed the path for all humankind to save the spiritual body by achieving spiritual resurrection after the victory of the forty-day resurrection period. From this standpoint, this helicopter accident has tremendous providential significance. Amid an all-out attack by Satan, True Parents obtained the complete, substantial victory, both spiritual and physical, and enabled three generations of the True Family, which had been lost in the history of the providence, to be restored and firmly established without shedding a drop of blood.
On that unforgettable day, July 19, the day of the helicopter accident, rebirth was completed. On the twentieth day after the accident, August 7, the anniversary of Chil Pal Jeol, resurrection was completed. Now it is the fortieth day following the accident, and as we conclude this victoriously, I am proclaiming the day of the perfection of eternal life. I proclaim the new day of eternal life, on which we can sing praises of eternal liberation and complete freedom by opening up a new heaven and earth, the final ideal realm of the providence centered on God.
January 13, 2013, which promises a new time and a new nation, is coming. Let us march on toward the day of the nation of Cheon II Guk, the substantial kingdom of peace in which we may enjoy the eternal jubilee year by preserving Godís lineage and complete Blessing and by attending the original God as the Parent of all humankind.
In greeting a new year of great hope, my wife and I, and our entire family, welcome all of you. We thank you for coming, despite your busy schedules, to brighten this meaningful event today in celebration of my birthday and that of my wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.
Ladies and gentlemen, Heaven carries out its providence in truly profound ways. I embarked on the way of Heaven after receiving a divine decree at the age of fifteen. It was an event I vividly remember, as if it were yesterday. On Mount Myodu in Jeongju, early on Easter morning in 1935, in the face of a cold and fierce north wind, I held on tightly to God and made the greatest decision of my life.
While in a trancelike state, although I desperately wanted to decline that fearful heavenly decree, I felt Godís passionate tears welling up in my heart. From that moment I left behind the carefree years of my adolescence, in the mountains and fields, at home and at school, and entered a bottomless sea of life-or-death prayers and challenges.
Looking back on my life on my ninetieth birthday, I can only declare that I have followed a lonely and desolate path. Since the day Heaven called me, I have been like a marathon runner racing toward the finish line of the fulfillment of Godís Will, communicating solely with God. On this path I could not compromise with anyone. I could not even look around at my surroundings. I could not seek out a teacher; I could not even show filial piety to my parents as I hastened toward my destination. It has been a long journey, fraught with tribulations, soaked in blood, sweat and tears. I had to gasp for breath while embracing the 6.5 billion people of the world in my bosom. This is what Heaven called me to do.
Ladies and gentlemen, the promised year of 2013, a most serious time, is now approaching. Heaven has waited thousands of years for the day, three years from now, when the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven, which billions of people have dreamed of, is perfected, standing on the foundation that the True Parents have laid by overcoming countless life- or-death situations. The path of True Parents is a necessary one, which does not allow time for rest. It is not a path that can be abandoned once it is undertaken. It is a path that we are destined to travel together under the guidance of heavenly fortune. It is a course we can complete while living full of hope and joy. On that day of completion you will see four generations, the grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren, holding hands and singing Hallelujah!
The UN has to serve as one family of the world's nations Leaders from around the world, we are here to celebrate a truly historic day. History will not forget the magnificent effort and spirit displayed by the United Nations as it exerted itself for the welfare and peace of humanity for the past sixty years while standing on the side of Heaven. However, we are at a point where there is broad consensus that the United Nations is falling behind and the actions it takes to address the problems of the world fall far short as the currents of human affairs move ever more rapidly and unpredictably into the third millennium. The twenty-first century is a time when humanity is desperately in need of a new wineskin to hold the new wine of the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven.
In response to this historic need, Heaven has blessed us with the Parent UN, which is the Peace UN that I am proclaiming today. It is a special gift from Heaven, which I am conveying to humanity in my capacity as the King of Peace and True Parent. What is the Parent UN? The answer is not complicated.
The United Nations, as its name suggests, is a confederation of nations. War-weary countries created it immediately after the Second World War out of an earnest desire to create a peaceful world. With more than one hundred ninety member states, it has the semblance of a world government. It is also like a global corporation with an annual budget in the billions of dollars.
However, let us consider this world body in light of the vision of one family under God, a concept I have taught throughout my life. In the end, the mission of the UN, as one family of nations, is to bring peace to humanity. Human beings cannot escape the reality that we are ultimately one family.
The existing United Nations is Cain-type in relation to the Abel UN that Heaven has decreed at the start of the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. The existing UN has one hundred ninety-three member states. By comparison, within just two years, the Abel UN has already established itself in one hundred ninety-four nations, where it actively carries out work for peace.
Nonetheless, Cain and Abel are brothers in a horizontal relationship, and it is necessary to have parents in a vertical role to establish and maintain guidelines for family order. Cain and Abel need to follow the way and rules of Heaven, which means to be obedient to their parents and united as brothers. On the global level the Cain UN and Abel UN need to become one as the Peace UN and, in the position of the Parent UN, fulfill the mission of building a peaceful world in this transitional time.
The Peace UN will fulfill its mission to advance the day of the completion of the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven by centering on True Parents, whom God has enthroned as the Peace King of kings throughout heaven and earth. The anointed representatives (boonbongwang), whom I have dispatched to all nations, will lead the Peace UN.
Similarly, the leaders from around the world to whom the King ofPeace, the True Parent of humankind, has given the mission of anointed representatives have the responsibility to be True Parentsí representatives and heirs. They have the God-given mission to settle everlasting peace on earth. They need to perform their mission like a furnace of true love, eradicating without a trace the barriers between races, religions, nations and cultures and establishing the kingdom of peace under the banner of one family under God. To carry out this solemn mission, I will fully commit the peace kingdom corps and peace kingdom police force that I have organized worldwide.
Distinguished guests, the fact that you are attending this historic rally means that you have received Heavenís call. Behind each and every one of you are standing thousands of good ancestors. They may not be visible to your eyes if you live based only on your five physical senses. With grateful hearts, they have come running to help and encourage you upon your receiving this summons from Heaven. They are filled with joy and ecstasy and are crying, ďHallelujah!Ē
So try to develop your five spiritual senses. All the things of creation, which are essential to our lives, are welcoming you with open arms. This present era, which sees us already racing toward the year 3000, is an era of true love, in which we are to live for the sake of others. It is the Era after the Coming of Heaven. In this era, even a wild chrysanthemum blooming alone in an open field is awaiting the true owner with whom it can exchange true love.
In this context, I declared the twenty-first century the era of the Pacific Rim. The sphere of the Pacific Rim is the final destination of human civilization, which has continued to develop and move along a central historical axis. It is our responsibility to safeguard and love the Pacific Rim, which embraces six continents, and to nurture it so that it can in turn protect the lives of all people in the future.
Ladies and gentlemen, our purpose is to serve and attend God as our Parent and to become one family of love. The words from Heaven that I have brought to humanity fill the pages of more than a thousand books. This is truly an astonishing number. It would take a person all their life and possibly more to read them all. They are the treasure store of the heavenly way, which scholars will eagerly research and delve into for years to come.
I hope you will each take home one of the available booklets, in which you will find the basic content of the heavenly way. I hope you will read it carefully with your family and abide by it as your familyís rules and tradition from this point on. If your families live according to the teachings of this booklet, God will bless them with an outpouring of heavenly fortune. Yours will become families of saints and sages that history will long remember.
We are celebrating a truly special occasion in this absolute providential era. It is deeply meaningful because we are commemorating the coronation and the golden wedding anniversary of the True Parents, the King of kings, the publication of my autobiography, and the fifty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity. Today, June 1, is also an historic event in which we are proclaiming before all of heaven and earth the establishment of the new, truly peaceful world of the True Parent UN. For these joyful days, let us offer applause in gratitude to God, our Heavenly Parent, who governs the life, death, fortune and misfortune of all creation. It is because of Him that we have these beautiful and dazzling seasons and days.
During this season, vibrant with life, God is beckoning all of you, as lords of creation, to freely participate, with all created beings, in the creation of new life. He is blessing us to blossom beautifully like flowers and to live lives that are as bright as the sun and as clear as the waters of a stream.
Dear friends who are receiving Heavenís love anew, on three occasions, once on January †and twice on January 31, we held the historic ďCoronation for the New Authority of the Liberation of God, the King of Kings,Ē and our golden wedding anniversary celebration. January 31 saw this ceremony held in the Cheon Jeong Gung Peace Palace in Korea, representing the East, and again in New York City in the United States, representing the West. In this way, we set a record by offering an unprecedented and unrepeatable providential event to Heaven from opposite sides of Earth on the same day.
In the period since April, my wife and I commemorated the fiftieth observance of our Holy Wedding. In 1960, students on the Korean Peninsula were crying out in resistance to the dictatorship of Korean President Syngman Rhee. On the sixteenth day of the third month of the lunar calendar in that year, my wife and I received Heavenís seal and embarked on the arduous course of the providence of restoration that the True Parents, True Teachers and True King and Queen of humankind have to take.
How can I even begin to explain the path of the providence of restoration through indemnity that my wife and I have had to follow for the past fifty years in order to finally bring complete liberation and freedom to God and to attend Him as the King of kings? Many years from now, historians will verify and record what I cannot explain at this time.
You are probably not aware of this, but there is profound providential significance in True Parentsí coronation and golden wedding anniversary. Due to the Fall of our first ancestors, Godís true lineage was lost and history came under the dominion of Satanís false bloodline. I am sure you have learned about this reality through studying the Divine Principle.
This corrupted bloodline has been a fact of history. Isnít it because of this that the physical world and even the spirit world have been mired in antagonistic, confrontational, good-versus-evil, Abel-and-Cain relationships? No one has been able to find a resolution to this tragedy, and historyís problems have been unresolved to this day.
Times are now changing, however. The doors to the realm of complete unity between Cain and Abel are being opened on the occasions of True Parentsí coronation and golden wedding anniversary. We have entered the realm of grace where human beings can be restored to the level of completion and perfection at which they can inherit and share the original nature of Godís heart. In other words, we can reach the state God originally intended for us, free from all traces of the Fall.
Using the symbols ďOĒ and ďX,Ē we can say we have entered a new era when the good governance of God, who is in the position of an ďO,Ē can completely embrace and digest the evil governance of Satan, who is in the position of an ďX,Ē leaving no trace of it behind. The new era is beginning in which the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven is substantially emerging before our very eyes, and when there is no longer the need to distinguish between the True Parents, who work as the embodiment of God, and the incorporeal God Himself.
For this occasion of special significance, my wife and I celebrated our coronation and golden wedding anniversary and held the Soccer Peace Cup Cain-Abel Cosmic Harmony Tournament for thirteen days, starting on April 21. This will be a festival of peace for all humanity that someday will surpass even the Olympic Games.
The Atletico Sorocaba football club from Brazil contributed greatly to this first tournament by setting aside everything else to come here at True Parentsí invitation. In 2008, Sorocaba won the Football Association Challenge Cup championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During their short time in Asia, they played four teams, representing North Korea, South Korea, Japan and China. They displayed an excellent standard of skill and demonstrated the soul of Latin American football. Please give a warm round of applause to encourage the Sorocaba team!
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to offer to Heaven this precious new ceremony by reading with you now the message from Heaven that I proclaimed this January, at the Coronation of God, the King of kings, and thereafter at our golden anniversary celebration. Please engrave the meaning of todayís event in your hearts.
Beloved citizens of Godís kingdom of Cheon II Guk who love peace as True Parents do! Today is a truly meaningful and joyful day. Let us all celebrate without reserve this historic and providential day and sing praises to God, our eternal True Parent, for His glory and nobility! On this solemn occasion, hundreds of billions of people living in the spirit world are here with us to honor and celebrate this blessed day.
Today is the day God has been waiting and yearning for, ever since He created the universe. For tens of thousands of years, since the day that Adam and Eve, whom He created as His children, stained the heavenly lineage and concealed themselves in the dark, God has endured and waited in inexpressible pain and sorrow. God has waited impatiently for the day He could ascend to His throne as the King of kings, embrace His lost children and the creation again, and live in joy in the sacred reign of the peace kingdom for all eternity.
Ladies and gentlemen, God is the King of kings; He was so even before He began the Creation. The heavenly way, however, dictates that after creating all things, God had to manifest substantially as the King of kings who reigns over the world of physical phenomena, the sphere of the object partners of Godís love. That is why, with true love, God sought and found the True Parents of this physical world to become His representatives and heirs.
We are overwhelmed by the grace of having received Heavenís seal, and my wife and I are truly joyful to be able to stand here as Godís representatives and hold this coronation for the King of kings. At the same time I am deeply sorry before Heaven. I have reached the ninetieth year of my life, yet I have been unable to fully restore the 6.5 billion people of this world to God.
Citizens of Cheon II Guk who love God! This is an urgent time. Heaven will no longer wait. God is working with His authority as the King of kings through His representatives, the earthly True Parents, to establish heavenly law and restore this world. It is time to accelerate this true love revolution.
Therefore, on this solemn occasion, I will proclaim to all of heaven and earth the outline of the heavenly law by which humankind and all things of creation will regain their rightful positions and be governed.
First, this era, which is advancing toward the third millennium, will be the era of revolutionary change after the coming of Heaven. In this era, we will no longer be entangled by the principles of restoration through indemnity. It will be the time when the King of kings rules the spirit world and physical world with His rightful authority. It will be the era of the providence in which the earth will return to its original state, with the realm of the Pacific Rim serving as a central axis. People will no longer drift beyond the influence of Heavenís ways and the heavenly law. Therefore, you have to lead a transparent life with every action as clear as crystal.
Second, we have to accomplish a revolution in educating all people on the value of absolute sex, with God as their vertical, absolute axis. This is the only way to pass on the lineage of goodness to all human beings. It is the path to achieving Godís ideal of true families. From now on, sexual purity, purity of lineage and purity of love will be the educational philosophy of the human race.
Third, the anointed representatives (boonbongwang) and the Parent UN will be placed at the forefront of the efforts to completely eliminate the multiple layers of blockages and barriers that surround this earth, and to reinstate harmony and peace among political parties, religions, races, cultures and nations. The existing United Nations, which is in the position of the Cain-type UN, and the Abel-type UN need to become one and rise to a higher dimension to become the Parent UN, which is the Peace UN. Centering on the Peace UN, we can address and resolve war, disease, hunger and all other problems confronting the world. All people will surely support this because God and True Parents will be with them. They will do away with individualistic self-centeredness as well as collective self-centeredness, and this will lead to the realization of a world governed by conscience and natural reason with no need for elected leaders.
Fourth, the cross-cultural, international Blessing of marriage is the optimal method to establish true families that will change the fallen human lineage and build the Peace Kingdom. In the end, reconciliation and peace will come about through lineage. By blacks and whites, people from the East and West, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and Muslims intermarrying and carrying on the blessed marriage tradition that True Parents have established, this world will naturally become one family. An ideal, heavenly kingdom based on the ideal of one family under God will come about. As we melt our guns and cannons to make plows and pruning hooks, a world of peace will open up before us.
Fifth, God created us as His counterparts in love, and He prepared the natural world as a gift for us, His children. God would not abandon His children to live in a barren desert devoid of beauty and vitality. That is why all people have the duty to preserve and love the natural world. I am saying that you need to develop your human nature as it was originally meant to be, such that you resonate even with a cluster of wild flowers as you share a heartfelt conversation with them.
Through True Parentsí providential coronation, golden wedding anniversary, publication celebration and the commemoration of the fifty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Holy Spirit Association in this new era, I pray that you may form wise and new families of citizens in Godís kingdom, Cheon II Guk. Families whose members clearly distinguish between Cain and Abel in their practical lives, and who integrate into a new realm of Abel by placing goodness at the center, restore the three eras, the Old, New and Completed Testament Ages, and the three generations of the family.
I ask you to form and live as new true families based on original human nature, through which the new true grandparents, true parents, and true grandchildren can enter the new kingdom of heaven, hand in hand. Please engrave in your hearts the meaning of this gathering to establish the truly peaceful world of the True Parent UN, which we are celebrating today.
I pray and proclaim in the names of the victorious True God and True Parents that the new authority of the great Blessing of the True God, the King of kings of all nations, can flow abundantly into your new families, new nations, and throughout the new cosmos.
I am delighted to meet you today. I would like to welcome you, on behalf of my family. The rally today is a ceremony to launch the Strong Korea campaign activities throughout Korea. Therefore, on this occasion I will explain something of the profound providential plan God has had for the Korean Peninsula throughout history, as well as some aspects of Godís providence in relation to the Pacific Rim era.
Godís heart has been in pain throughout history because humanity has been confined under Satanís dominion. Humanity endured oppression under the sovereignty of evil throughout the Era before the Coming of Heaven. That time has finally come to an end! The year 2007 was the zenith, at which time it became possible for the gates to the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven to open wide. This opening will usher in the time of a new sovereignty of goodness, in which humanity can serve and attend God as the central Being.
Without your awareness, Heavenís providence has been expanding in extraordinary ways. Ambassadors for peace in one hundred eighty-five nations, numbering in the tens of thousands, have received my teachings and are working day and night in response to a special decree from God.
Today I would like to convey to you Heavenís message, ďA Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of Godís Will: The United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World.Ē It is a declaration of Godís dispensation and the direction humankind needs to take.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you carefully examine the progress of history, you will undoubtedly discover (Godís plan and sense His presence as He worked tirelessly behind the scenes. Consider the history of civilization, which began centered on four of the worldís great river basins. We are familiar with the Egyptian civilization that flourished along the Nile River, the Mesopotamian civilization between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Harappan civilization surrounding the Indus River, and the early Chinese civilization around the Yellow River. Over time, the center of civilization shifted to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, where the Mediterranean peninsular civilizations flourished in Greece and Rome. History continued to progress, and the European continental civilization emerged. This continental civilization in turn gave birth to the island civilization of the United Kingdom, which flourished in the Atlantic sphere. The British Empire, which dominated the seven seas and wielded its might as ďthe empire on which the sun never sets,Ē passed its splendid culture on to North America. We know these facts from history.
Civilization on the North American continent raised the banner of democracy, which was rooted in Christianity. This civilization bequeathed to the world the principles of freedom of religion and respect for equal human rights as it led the struggle against fascism and communism, which had established atheistic, evil sovereignties. Through victories in the First and Second World Wars and the third global conflict, the Cold War, it won victory over totalitarianism and communism.
However, that victory does not simply mean that America is great and the development of human civilization stopped there. Victory came because God had chosen and raised the United States of America as the Second Israel, in accordance with His providential plan, and raised and trained the American people through Christianity. God worked through America to bring His providence to its present stage of fruition.
The arrival of the Pacific Rim era signifies many things. What do you think the world would have been like if Jesus had fulfilled the complete messianic mission during his life on earth? Jesus came as the savior and Messiah to save all humankind. He did not come to save just the people of Israel, a small nation located on one end of the Mediterranean Sea. At that time, Rome, based at the center of the Mediterranean, was the center of human civilization. Rome was ready to rule the seas. Heaven earnestly wished for Jesus to teach and transform Rome first and then rule her empire. Heaven was eager to bring salvation to all humanity by working through Romeís strong civilization. Yet Jesus was cruelly put to death on the cross, as we know all too well through the biblical record.
After thousands of years of preparation, God finally had sent Jesus to earth as His only Son. There is no way to fathom Godís heart as He anxiously watched Jesusí each and every action. Jesusí death was a tragedy that broke Godís heart. It brought Him anguish even more extreme than He felt at the moment Adam and Eve, whom He created as the first ancestors of humankind, were exiled from the garden of Eden due to the Fall.
During the two thousand years after Jesusí death on the cross, God, in the background of history, has walked a path of suffering beyond human imagination. Through this course, He prepared the United States of America to serve as the nation of the Second Israel. As a Christian nation that includes Catholicism and Protestantism as well as the Orthodox communions, the mission of the United States is to bring harmony and unity to Christianity as soon as possible and, in the twenty-first century, to fulfill the responsibility that had been the Roman Empireís, but which was not realized in Jesusí time. On Americaís shoulders rests the responsibility within Godís providence to bring harmony and oneness among the worldís seven billion people and to expedite the creation of a peaceful, ideal world. These are not simply the words of Rev. Moon. This is Heavenís decree to America.
Then how can we unite Christianity? God has already revealed the solution through me, Rev. Moon, the True Parent of humankind. God has given me the supreme command to practice a life of true love, to understand completely the reality of the spirit world to which we go after we die, and to establish a model, ideal family, a true family.
Then what kind of love is true love? And what kind of family is a true family? The essence of Godís absolute true love is not to have others serve you. Rather, it is to be the first to give, to serve and care for others, and to seek the greater good. True love gives, forgets that it has given, and continues to give without ceasing. True love gives joyfully. We find it in the joyful and loving heart of a mother who cradles her child in her arms and nurses her child at her breast. True love is sacrificial love, such as that of a devoted son who finds his greatest satisfaction through dedicating himself with all of his body and soul to helping his parents.
When we are bound together in true love, we can be together forever, continually increasing in the joy of each otherís company. The attraction of true love brings all things in the universe to our feet; even God will come to dwell with us. The value of true love is that it has the power to permanently dissolve the barriers that fallen people have created, including national, racial and even religious barriers.
The main attributes of Godís true love are that it is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. Therefore, those who practice true love will share Godís pleasures and pains, enjoy the right to participate as an equal in Godís work, and enjoy equal rights of inheritance. A life of service, which is a life of true love, is the absolute path to enter the kingdom of heaven. A life of true love is the way to create all things; it is the way of life for new families that live centered on God and form the ideal model of peace.
The path is now wide open for everyone to establish a true family. The family is the model by which people are to live in service to one another. The warm environment of oneness based on love and respect between parents and children, mutual fidelity and love between husband and wife, and trust and mutual reliance among siblings is the manifestation of the model, ideal family.
This means that you need to establish a true family wherein the stem of true love emerges from the root of true love and bears the fruit of true love. The responsibility of tribal messiahs, the mission of ambassadors for peace, and Godís desire is to seek and set up such families of Cheon II Guk, comprised of three generations: grandparents, parents and children, a united family that together serves the ever-present God. You have to form families that God will miss and yearn to return to after He has been away. You are to raise families to which God can come freely as a Parent visiting his or her children. This is what it means to live in service to God. In such a family, God is the vertical subject partner of each personís conscience. Following God as its vertical subject partner, the mind of each family member stands in the position of that personís own vertical subject partner. Each person needs to bring his or her mind and body into unity by following the mind.
It is in such a family that the four major types of loveóparental love, conjugal love, childrenís love and siblingsí loveóare perfected. Those four types of love form the four great realms of heart. It is only in such a family that the relationships based on upper and lower, right and left, and front and back can link together and the resultant spherical motions continue. This is how Godís everlasting model, ideal families, ideal nations and peaceful ideal kingdom can be formed. If the entire world were filled with such families of true character, it would be a world of natural order in which the heavenly way and heavenly law would reign supreme. There would be no need for lawyers, prosecutors or judges.
Ladies and gentlemen, Godís providence has now spread from the North American continent and blossomed in the island civilization of Japan, which is in a position similar to that once held by the United Kingdom on the other side of the world. The providence is now about to fulfill its destiny by reaching fruition on the Korean Peninsula, the homeland of the True Parents, who have emerged on earth as the savior of humanity and returning Messiah.
The Korean Peninsula stands in a position similar to that of Rome in Jesusí time. Religion and politics have the mission of resolving the worldís problems; however, the current conflict on the Korean Peninsula transcends religion and politics. From a geopolitical point of view, the Korean Peninsula persists as an arena of the most intense confrontation, despite ongoing efforts to secure peace.
The principle of restoration through indemnity makes it inevitable that civilization will bear fruit in the Pacific Rim region, centered on the Korean Peninsula. Fortunately, during the Korean War the United Nations mobilized international forces, led by the United States, to the peninsula. According to Godís Will, however, the UN forces were to have recovered the homeland and hometown of Godís desire. They did not do so, leaving the job half done. As a result, global conflict and strife emerged, which became known as the Cold War. During this period, the Korean people were deprived of their possessions and displaced, leading them to search for God.
In order to indemnify this, I established the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). I then organized the peace kingdom corps and peace kingdom police force, consisting of women on Heavenís side who have received the marriage Blessing, who love peace, and who are willing to serve and sacrifice for the work of UPF. I have taken the lead in educating those involved with these organizations. These peace organizations stand in the forefront to bring about a world of peace, with God at the center. They will create the peaceful, ideal world that God desires. I have been assisting the six-party talks currently being held to resolve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and to reconcile the democratic and communist nations. I am presenting a solution based on the principles of peace and harmony rooted in the teaching of the Heavenly Parent.
At this intense time, what exactly is the role of America and the United Nations? Hawaii, located at the center of the Pacific Rim, bridges East and West, and links North and South. With the support and protection of the American continent, the Korean Peninsula would become the homeland that protects and defends the Pacific Rim region by bringing together all the island nations of the Pacific. I say this because the future of humankind lies in the preservation of the Pacific Rim region centered on Korea, Japan and the United States.
As I was well aware of Heavenís plans for this region, I invested thirty- three of the prime years of my life in the United States, beginning in the early 1970s, for the sake of world peace. On that victorious foundation I returned to Korea, where I am working to complete the providence of establishing Godís homeland and hometown.
Only when peace and security are settled in the Pacific Rim can peace for all humankind be guaranteed. As I have mentioned, the small island nations by themselves cannot contend with the great tsunami of powerful nations moving into the region. The time has come, therefore, for the small island nations in the Pacific Rim sphere to unite and build the homeland of the new godly civilization.
The small island nations dispersed in the northern and southern regions of the Pacific, on either side of the equator, as well as Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand and other countries, need to work as one country, forming a union to sustain peace in the Pacific Rim civilization. This will secure peace and stability for all people. You have the responsibility to protect and save the oceanic realm, which is a lifeline upon which humanityís future depends, from the environmental destruction and conflicts that are worsening by the day, and to shield its natural resources for the sake of peace in the future.
Ladies and gentlemen, for the purpose of resolving these problems that afflict humankind, on September 12, 2005, I proclaimed throughout all of heaven and earth the establishment of the Universal Peace Federation, which will enable Godís providence to flourish. Now it is possible for UPF to serve as an Abel-type counterpart to the United Nations in the Era after the Coming of Heaven. It will renew the Cain-type United Nations and lead the way for millions of ambassadors for peace throughout the world who have taken up the teaching of the Heavenly Parent. That is to say, my teachings on the principles of true love and the ideal of a true family absolutely will fulfill the heavenly will of creating one family under God.
Beloved leaders, ladies and gentlemen, please do not miss your chance to ride on the surging currents of heavenly fortune during this important and sacred jubilee. Take the lead in protecting and developing the realm of the oceans, which cover more than seventy percent of Earthís surface. Where else will we access the treasure stores of natural resources by which we can resuscitate the earth, fulfilling our promise to end pollution and resource depletion?
You have come to a truly significant event today. You need to join together under the Strong Korea banner. The scope of this campaign shall soon go beyond the Republic of Korea to the rest of Asia, and become a beacon that shines beyond Asia to the world. The Universal Peace Federationís thought will engender a strong Korea because, at the root of Strong Korea, we find Godís philosophy of peace based on true love. Is there an ideology or philosophy that can surpass this philosophy of peace and the ideal of Godís true love? Heaven shall surely be triumphant!
On this meaningful occasion, please engrave this message in your hearts. The families of your good ancestors in heaven are already blessed. Numbering in the billions, they have come to earth today to listen to this message with you. This is because it is only through you, their descendants, that they can perfect themselves and advance to the positions of true parents, true teachers and true lords and owners. You must not forget the fact that the spiritual and physical worlds live and breathe together in this way and walk hand-in-hand.
Let us stand as the vanguard and pillar of the Abel UN Your families now need to find their place in history by fulfilling their mission as members of the peace kingdom corps and the peace kingdom police force of the Abel UN, which is advancing Godís providence in the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. History will forever remember you for leading a noble life of devotion for the wellbeing of humanity and world peace, as we globally develop the peace kingdom corps and the peace kingdom police force.
I pray that you will engrave todayís message in your hearts and share it as material for educating your children, your young people, and your entire nation. May Godís blessings and grace be upon you, your families, the Pacific Rim and the Peace UN, and upon the launch of a Strong Korea.
You must know that we have left the Era before the Coming of Heaven and have entered the Era after the Coming of Heaven. Now we are approaching the era of Cain and Abel. Just as we cannot discern the precise moment when day becomes night, and we cannot discern the precise moment when the seasons change from spring to summer, so it is at the change of an era. The environment in which you live does not perceptibly change. Without the aid of a clock, it is very difficult to tell when one has arrived at midnight and the start of a new day. Yesterday and today continue as though they were the same day, yet at midnight a new day begins. It happens in a single second. In the same way, a new age and a new world have begun, even though we cannot point to the precise moment when the Era before the Coming of Heaven ended and the Era after the Coming of Heaven began.
People tend to believe out of habit that each day is merely a continuation of the previous day. However, look at history: when a new age arrives, what happens to the old values that people may have held for tens of thousands of years? No one realizes it at the time, yet in that single second a way of life that had persisted for tens of thousands of years is destined to disappear.
People do not recognize when there is a transition from one age to another. It is the same for transitions in the life of an individual and for transitions in the family. For example, there is a time for parents to be focused on raising sons and daughters, and a time for them to be focused on serving their ancestors. There is a time when the grandfather has the role of a parent, and a time when he stands as a king. There is a time when parents are working things out in their relationship as husband and wife, and a time when sons and daughters are going through the transition to become husbands and wives themselves.
The Era before the Coming of Heaven can be compared to a person exhaling, while the Era after the Coming of Heaven is like a person inhaling. The Era before the Coming of heaven and the Era after the Coming of Heaven intersect in the blink of an eye. Still, people continue to live without realizing that anything has happened. Do you notice when your eyes are blinking? Do you think about the fact that you are inhaling and exhaling?
The worldís peoples are divided between East and West. Also, just as the geographical North and South are divided at the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, the worldís peoples are divided between North and South. However, because the hemispheres are on opposite sides of the world, most people do not recognize how deep the North-South and East-West divisions are. You must understand this reality. Within one second, the cosmos could change from the Era before the Coming of Heaven to the Era after the Coming of Heaven. It could likewise change from the era above Heaven to the era below Heaven, or from the era in front of Heaven to the era behind Heaven.
The motion of a round ball can represent these changes. In Korean I coined the word won-gu, meaning ďround ball,Ē for the title of the Won-gu Peace Cup. Although you may not realize it, the cosmos changed as a result of the Won-gu Peace Cup Cain-Abel Cosmic Tournament. You did not know that heaven and earth have been divided as a result of the Fall. We live our lives without realizing that the world can change in a single second. We did not know that an individual of absolute faith, an individual of absolute love, and an individual of absolute obedience could all be divided in one second.
Today the world is divided between those who use the lunar calendar and those who use the solar calendar. It is one way that the East and the West are divided. How did the first ancestors of humanity come to have descendants who were divided between East and West? How did all the separate countries come about? How did siblings come to be divided against each other? These questions need to be answered.
However, the center of that Alpha and Omega is true love. The fundamental motive of creation is that two become one. God was acting from the core of that motive when He created human beings as partners with whom He could become one. But what happened? The Fall occurred. Humanity was to attain one lineage with God as the foundation for establishing His family ideal. This was not realized. Instead, humanity lost its connection to God. Are American families Godís families? Life originates from a father and mother, each a distinct substantiation of Godís dual characteristics. By what means do they then become one? It is love. People are born from love; their beginning is love. Hence, their purpose must also be for the sake of love. By himself a man cannot give or receive love. That is why he needs a woman. By the same token, a woman needs a man. I am promoting a philosophy of peace that teaches us to be an owner of lineage before trying to be an owner of peace.
What are the love of the Alpha and the love of the Omega? What is the love needed as we proceed from the Alpha to the Omega? Love is supposed to grow, except it cannot grow properly unless Godís love is present. Two people may love each other, yet if they lose Godís love between them, then in the end they will have nothing to sustain their relationship. It takes only a crack for air to enter that empty space. It takes only a crack for water to get in. It takes only a crack for sunlight to get in. You need an opening. Otherwise, if you were to stay in an airtight room for an extended period of time, you wouldnít be able to breathe. Air, water and sunlight are the basic elements of life. If even one of them is missingóif water is missing, for exampleólife ceases to exist. If air or sunlight is missing, life ceases to exist. Do you think you could live without air, water or light from the sun?
How amazing are the words ďone family under GodĒ! In these words we find Godís lifeline, Godís breath, Godís rays of sunlight. The roots of spiritual life, the Alpha and Omega, are deeply embedded there. Only when we see it in this way can we say, ďWow!Ē We then will come alive to find our ideal partner of love.
There cannot be a united world unless we each find an ideal partner for whom we would not mind to sacrifice everything. There are West Point cadets here, who I believe have been taught to be ready to die for their country. The traditional philosophy of West Point is that a person must be ready to serve his country even at the sacrifice of his love, his family and his clan.
Where is that West Point spirit in America today? Are you ready to offer your lives like those West Point cadets? Where can we find such traditional American thought? All we can find is individualism.
The world of individualism will not survive. Individualism is doomed, as are family-ism, nationalism, state-ism, and even world-ism. Even a philosophy that encompasses the world will fall short. The only sure way of survival is the way that transcends the world, which can be termed ďcosmos-ism.Ē The cosmos encompasses all the nations of the world and also the spirit world. In contrast to individualism, the ďismĒ of the cosmos is seen in the teamwork and passionate play of the Peace Cup tournament. When individual elements cooperate for a greater purpose, they can encompass the entire cosmos.
When it was time for the people of Israel to return to the land of Canaan, God ordered Moses, ďGo back to the land of your ancestors! Go back to your hometown, to Jerusalem!Ē Had Moses been able to enter Canaan, he was supposed to have gathered the thirty-one kings of that area and instructed them to follow the Ten Commandments and revere the Ark of the Covenant. Each of the kings was to understand clearly that if he did not honor the Ark of the Covenantóif he disobeyed the Ten Commandmentsóthen his nation could no longer stand. Moses was to bring the kings, each representing a nation, to unite with him. A mistake on the part of the king of a nation would represent a mistake of that entire nation.
God gave Moses a family-level standard: the deeds of the king and queen, who stood as the father and mother of a nation, would determine the rise or fall of the entire nation. All thirty-one kings of the land were supposed to recognize their responsibility as national leaders and bow down tens of thousands of times in front of the Ark of the Covenant as it passed by, in order to repent for the sins of their nations with respect to the standard of the Ten Commandments. Without proper repentance on the part of the kings representing their nations, their nations could not be allowed to remain. Any group of people that, due to pride and ambition, did not submit to the Ark of the Covenant would cease to exist. Therefore, those nations led by kings who did not submit to the Ark would be scattered.
This shows what was to have happened after the Second World War. It was a confrontation between Great Britain, United States and France on one side, and Japan, Germany and Italy on the other. Great Britain represented a mother-type nation in relationship to America. What did France represent? France used to be pronounced bullanseo in Korean, a word which sounds like the word for ďfurnace.Ē At the time of the Second World War, France was like a furnace full, of embers ready to burst into flame at any moment. Japan tried to conquer Asia while opposing the three nations of Great Britain, the United States and France.
The First World War, the Second World War and the Cold War represent the three stages of formation, growth and completion. The three time periods in which they were fought represent the Old Testament Age, the New Testament Age and the Completed Testament Age. The purpose of the three world wars was to prepare for the settlement of the era of the fourth Adam. Did you know that was their purpose?
I recently published a textbook that explains the most important things you must know to guide you along lifeís course. It is called True Families: Gateway to Heaven. Those of you who are parents need to buy copies of this small book for each of your children. If you have twelve children, you need to buy twelve copies, one for each child, making a total of thirteen when you include your own book. Then you need to educate your children so that all twelve books can be united centering on the parentsí book. Teach them absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. By using this textbook to teach your children, you will raise them to be totally one with God and inseparable from Him.
Suppose you have twelve children. They would each represent one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Also, together they would represent the twelve disciples of Jesus. Standing before his twelve disciples, Jesus represented the number thirteen. However, in Jesusí day the number thirteen could not be secured. In the end the twelve disciples, who could have been as loyal to Jesus as sons, instead betrayed him. They denied him. They did not protect him from death.
Human beings are not aware of their sinful lineage, and this caused them to make a mess of heaven and earth. One example can be seen in the history of the Vikings. They began as hunters, yet when they were short of food they became Cain-like and went south to conquer the plains and river valleys. They could have become a people of Heaven, yet they could not accept their miserable situation, so they fashioned weapons with which to conquer the land.
Those Viking hunters were like thieves. They liked spilling blood. If four people started out on a hunting expedition in spring, sometimes only one would return in autumn. Do you want to know why? Each man knew some good spots to catch animals, so together they would traverse peaks and valleys in the mountain forests to make their kill. Although they may have been four people when they started out on the expedition, perhaps at some point three of them grew suspicious of the fourth and said, ďThis fellow is going to steal our skins and run off with them. We had better kill him before he has his chance.Ē In this way, one person might be killed in spring, another in summer, and a third in autumn. The last person remaining would then take everything for himself. He would take the meat and keep it to survive the winter. Once that hunter returned after a long expedition, he no longer cared about sharing his spoils with his relatives, his friends or even his children.
If a hunting party caught something as large as a moose or a bear, they had to return early. If they returned from their expedition when it was still spring, they would need to plow the land and plant crops to have enough food for winter, but many hunters did not know how to farm. So instead they would set off again to seek higher mountains, higher domains and deeper fishing grounds.
Fishing grounds have no owner. During the flood judgment at the time of Noah, although all the land animals suffered, fish were not affected. So what happened when those Vikings went out fishing? They became pirates. Did you know that Sweden and Norway were once pirate bases?
Hunters and pirates are always looking for better weapons to give them greater advantage in hunting and in warfare. That is why Europeans kept developing ever-deadlier firearms. Did you know that a type of machine gun was invented in Czechoslovakia? When Czechs took their guns out on hunting expeditions, they used them to protect and sometimes to kill their Czech brothers, for instance when two hunters dueled over who made a kill. What used to be Czechoslovakia is now split into two states: the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in a relationship of Cain and Abel.
Who does the actual hunting? Often, hunters get dogs to do it for them. With their keen sense of smell, Hogs can tell when there are wolves, bears or elk nearby. On the plains, hunters can use trained hounds to track animals by scent. In the Arctic, however, hunters track their prey by following tracks in the snow. Animal tracks are very important for hunters. In warmer climates, when tracks are less visible, hounds can recognize animals by scent and track them.
Some animals that live in water are also hunters, among them alligators and anacondas. The anaconda is so powerful that it can devour large animals such as deer, boar and even jaguars. The snakeís head stays immobile while it wraps its body around its prey and strangles it. An anaconda emerging from the water to devour a large land animal is a reminder of the flood judgment in Noahís time, when the sea devoured everything on land. This is not a meaningless discourse. You must heed Godís warnings. The most blessed area in New York is the area surrounding East Garden. There are many notable properties in the area, including the birthplaces of famous poets and authors. It has abundant wildlife and there are many lakes and places to fish. It abounds with natural springs. Bear Mountain and the Catskills are nearby.
Why did I make a headquarters for fishing in New York? In New York you can catch striped bass even in winter. In New York you can catch fish during all four seasons, and the fish are plentiful. New York could potentially serve as a place of refuge. One sign of this is that in New York there are oak trees, which live long lives. Of all trees, the oak tree produces the greatest number of seeds.
Democracy is being destroyed by the current trends in America. Everyone is becoming self-centered and individualistic. We must return to God-centered idealism. Although God may be a demanding King, His goal is to benefit the world. Satan is the evil king, who uses his control over human affairs to destroy the world. Therefore, the King of Heaven has sought to lift up and protect a family on earth that would show the standard of leadership over three generations.
The Israelites were unable to protect Jesus, the Savior, from death. Also in the United States, which in a religious sense represents the Second Israel, there were people who tried to eliminate me. Under the banner of the Abel UN, we can and will establish the one true and ideal family, a family that everyone in the world can become part of. There are more than six thousand languages in the world, while in a family only one language is needed.
I believe that the best language with which to integrate the worldís languages is the Korean language. By using the consonants in the Korean alphabet: ďga, na, da, ra, ma, ba, sa, ah, ja, cha, ka, ta, pa, haĒ you can print words used by any language in the world, forwards or backwards. Each letter in the Korean alphabet is an illustration of the shape the vocal organs must assume in order to pronounce the sound represented by that particular letter.
Who were the people of Dong Yi, the ancestors of Korea? They were warriors and skillful archers of the eastern country who won wars using superior military tactics. With thousands of strategies at their disposal, they won every battle. They established the kingdom of Goguryeo, which endured for approximately one thousand years. The spirit of Goguryeo has never died. It is now returning to life in Korea, although China does not want to see Goguryeo reestablished.
Some people used to claim that the world could only be united through the efforts of China and the Soviet Union. However, even if those two nations had worked together, they could not have united the religious realm. The way for China and the Soviet Union to succeed was to become one and act in partnership to serve the religious realm. That is why when I met Mikhail Gorbachev, I urged him, ďIf you serve God and the religious realm, Moscow will become the center of the kingdom of the united world.Ē
However, the kingdom was not established in Moscow or in Beijing. Nor was it established in New York or in Washington, DC. Where can it be established now? My conclusion is that the only place that remains for the establishment of the kingship centered on God, the homeland and hometown of God, is none other than my hometown, Jeongju, in the North Pyeong-an Province of North Korea. It is True Parentsí homeland. Only through the True Parents can the True God appear. From True Parents there can appear true ancestors, one true people, one true nation and one true world.
Bringing about one united world through engrafting all of humanity onto the true lineage must happen naturally, not by force. Once people know the full value of the Blessing, they will not want to miss out on it. When electing a leader, they would want to vote for a candidate who has been blessed. People whose lives embody the Divine Principle will win the election every time.
The time will come when people will eagerly listen to what I say and follow my teachings. I will stand at the forefront and proclaim what the nations of the world need to do. If the United Nations does not listen to me, I will say, ďSee what happens if you ignore me and keep fighting among yourselves.Ē The United Nations is currently at the lowest state of equilibrium, completely ineffective. The Pacific Ocean represents what a healthy state of equilibrium would look like, a state that is full of life.
What if, due to global warming, the Pacific Ocean were to rise to its highest possible level? The last island to remain above water would be the island of Hawaii. Do you know the name of the tallest mountain on that island? It is called Mauna Kea. The highest astronomical observatory on the planet can be found on its summit. It is the worldís tallest mountain if you measure its height from the bottom of the ocean. Its peak is about forty-three hundred meters above mean sea level, and more than ten thousand meters above its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Mt. Everest in the Himalayas is only eight thousand eight hundred fifty meters above sea level, right? The island Hawaii is like a shoot sprouting from the bottom of the Earth, and its peak is Mauna Kea.
Nearby is Kona, which sounds like ďcorner.Ē To me, Hawaii represents the furthest corner of the world. It was in Kona that I established the Hawaii King Garden and Hawaii Queen Garden. Kona produces superior coffee. Do you like coffee? The best product of Kona is its coffee.
It has already been more than forty years since I first went to Hawaii. It was in Hawaii that I offered prayers prior to my trip to North Korea, where I would meet Kim II Sung. While in Hawaii I planned out what I would say to Kim II Sung.
The name Gorbachev, the leader of the former Soviet Union, sounds like the Korean for ďto narrow evenly among all.Ē So I told him that I am the only one who can actually narrow or widen the world, and urged him to listen to me. Because he did listen to me and allowed religion into the Soviet Union, his nation could be liberated from communism.
Underlying the Third World War was a conflict between the cultural sphere of Eastern Christianity, centered on Soviet Russia, and the cultural sphere of Western Christianity. It was a fight between two brothers. The Soviet Union stood in the position of the first son, and Europe, rooted historically in Italy, stood in the position of the second son. The cultural realm of the united world will stand in the position of the third son. The overall progression of history and all historical events occur in accordance with Godís providence, internally and externally.
I am a living encyclopedia. I put forth ideas that cannot be found in any other encyclopedia. Many of the terms and concepts I have introduced are not in any existing encyclopedia. That is why I prepared the New World Encyclopedia. We have audiotapes of my words that will need to be incorporated into the encyclopedia in the future.
The New World Encyclopedia is needed to create the world of one united culture. If there were two cultural spheres, there would have to be two encyclopedias. If there were three cultural spheres, there would have to be three. If there were four cultural spheres, there would have to be four, each representing a distinct cultural sphere, such as the Soviet cultural sphere, the American cultural sphere, the Islamic cultural sphere and the American Indian cultural sphere.
I am resolving everything and the communist realm can barely even open its mouth. They would have to admit, ďWe lost. We lost against the teachings of the Old Testament Age, which represents the formation stage. We also lost against the teachings of religions that represent the growth stage.Ē Although communists have traditionally denied the existence of the spirit world, now communist ancestors in the spirit world are testifying that they are united around me as the Second Coming of Christ. How then could the communists on earth ever think that they could rule the democratic world, which is based on Christianity?
Raise your hand if you are a second-generation blessed child. You took part in the Blessing through your father and mother. You represent the flesh and blood of your parents coming together in one concave cauldron of love. Neither your mother nor your father is in such a position. You are part of the tradition that has inherited Godís lineage. You need to understand this.
I have created the textbook, True Families: Gateway to Heaven, to tear down all false leaders and ideologies. Second generation blessed children: you need to teach your friends and acquaintances about the contents of True Families: Gateway to Heaven by holding hoondokhae sessions with them, together with your parents and grandparents and in the presence of our King, the Almighty God.
When everyone in the world inherits the standard of being a hoondok family as part of their tradition, the entire world will immediately come within the realm of the royal family of the heavenly kingdom. That is the power of True Families: Gateway to Heaven. Who will become the owner of this textbook? Some of your mothers and fathers drink, smoke, have affairs and do all kinds of things, right? Even some of your fellow blessed children live promiscuously. How will you save such people?
You must first come to clearly understand the contents of True Families: Gateway to Heaven and become one with True Father and True Mother. Because you received Godís lineage at the same time as your parents, and your life began on the same level as your parents, it is possible for you to rise up and take the parental role in your family. Up until now you have been in the servantís position. With this book you can reach the ownerís position. You must be willing to take responsibility to embrace and educate the families of this world, even if your mothers and fathers are unable to. As owners of the True Families: Gateway to Heaven, you will be able to do so.
Children who are educated with these teachings will unite all things that have been separated by mothers and fathers, and by the democratic world and the communist world. The second-generation realm of liberation is arriving. Because this teaching liberates all people, carrying this book when you go out to educate people will surely create people of the kingdom of heaven. This will make these teachings into the teachings of the heavenly kingdom.
The fastest way to learn Korean is to quit your school here in America and attend kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school in Korea. A year in a Korean kindergarten, six years in elementary school, and six years in middle and high school add up to thirteen years. If you graduate from high school in Korea with a full understanding of these textbooks, then you will be able to understand pretty much everything there is to know about the world. Thirteen years ought to be enough time. Then you could go to university and to graduate school. There are Cain-type and Abel-type universities you could attend.
Children can understand most of what their parents are saying to them at eight months to one year of age, right? Even for those who learn late, it doesnít take them more than three years. Within two-and-a-half to three years, most children can communicate in their native tongue. From when they are in kindergarten, children in America need to learn the language of the one nation, the one language. People who cannot speak that language, the mother tongue of Godís homeland, will be unable to enter the heavenly kingdom.
You must publish these precious books in the original language that True Parents use. The version in the original language is what will last for thousands and even tens of thousands of years. In the future, these books will be printed on paper made with diamonds, gold and platinum. These books set the standard, as does the standard meter that is housed in the Louvre.
The Louvre is a museum in France that contains the standards of all units of measurement. When I saw them, I asked myself: ďWhy are they here in the Louvre, and not in Britain or the United States?Ē When you say ďLouvreĒ in Korean, it sounds like the word ends with the syllable bool, which means, ďto display something.Ē France displays many things. It collects all kind of things from different cultures and civilizations of the world, and then generates profit by displaying them in fancy museums.
America is now going to ruin because it did not attend Christ at his Second Coming, although it had the opportunity for the past thirty-four years. I even went as far as to arrange it so that the Third Israel could inherit from the nation of Israel, and then I brought all three nations of Israel into the era of the realm of the fourth Adam. Are you going to boycott that and live according to your own thinking? Many second-generation youth have come today. How were all these second-generation born? They are fruits of the Unification movement, which is unique in the history of religion. And the entire Unification movement started from the efforts of one person struggling to fulfill the Will of God.
When I look at these second-generation youth, my worries go away. Although I am leaving America now, these textbooks remain behind. They are textbooks for your mothers and fathers, and they are textbooks for you. If your mother doesnít follow their teachings, if she goes against them, then you must have the guts to say, ďMother, you need to repent. There is no way for you to live unless you receive the Blessing again, through me.Ē With these textbooks, you will be able to re-bless your parents if they have lost their Blessing. Therefore, you must become hoondokhae ancestors. The second-generation must become family hoondokhae leaders. If they do not, then no one will.
We will make all the necessary preparations and then dig the Korea- Japan Tunnel. What will we do if Japan does not help? Why donít we dig a tunnel to Tsushima Island instead? A tunnel can be built to Tsushima anytime. Tsushima is a part of Japanís Nagasaki prefecture. If a tunnel to Tsushima has been built, Japan will open its doors. The doors to Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Kyoto will open. Once the door to Kyoto opens, the door to Tokyo will open next, and finally the door to the Japanese government will open.
Building the Korea-Japan Tunnel is so important that the people of Japan need to be willing to sell their property so that it can be built. Once it has been built, it will connect Japan to the Asian continent, and it also will connect Korea to the Pacific Ocean. My leadership encompasses the entire Pacific region. Once the tunnel is built, it will also be easier to travel between mainland China and Hawaii.
Hawaii is just south of the Tropic of Cancer and forms something of a border in the oceanic realm. If I could connect the North and the South to Hawaii, then Hawaii could become a gateway. People could travel anywhere in the world, using Hawaii and the Bering Strait as gateways. Our golf course in Hawaii would then become the favorite of North andSouth Koreans, and also of Russians!
If the Korean people only realized that I am working to liberate their homeland, they would not oppose me. Whenever people come to understand my teaching, they realize that it is the truth. When people come to know for a fact that what I am teaching is true, they will have no reason to oppose my teachings.
Korea is the absolute homeland and hometown. The Korean word for God is Hananim, which means, ďthe Unique Being.Ē The etymology of this word signifies that Koreans as a people have traditionally believed in one God. This belief will allow the Korean people to endure.
I have founded a kingdom on Godís behalf and put it in order before coming here. The nation I founded is the nation that God desires. Bringing all into a God-centered lineage, it is the liberated heavenly kingdom on earth and in heaven, where God can do whatever He wants freely and without any barriers. As citizens of that nation, you too can work as Godís representatives.
Who is in the Cain position? The democratic world, which was the first to research and build a foundation, is now in the Cain or older brotherís position. Suppose Cain trades places with Abel, lifting up the younger Abel as his elder? Then grandfathers will become like grandsons, fathers will become like sons, and elder brothers will become like younger brothers, practicing absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. What will happen to the Cain-type realm that fulfills such a role? Those who exalt Abel higher than their tribe, honoring Abel as if he were God and True Parents, belong to the heavenly kingdom. When they donate their national funds and taxes to the heavenly kingdom, then they can receive passports. That must happen before Godís homeland and hometown will appear.
Do you think we need to seek Godís homeland and hometown, or not? Iím telling you these things. If you donít want to take part, you can leave and say, ďFrom this day forth, I donít need True Parents.Ē However, the only center that will remain is True Parents, the King of kings. God, the One Being, is now able to take His proper position for the first time. Is there any room for complaint? You need to attend True Parents as if True Parents were God. We can now take down all the banners of religions and nations.
The textbooks providing passage into the kingdom of heaven Beyond True Families: Gateway to Heaven, I have given you middle school textbooks, high school textbooks, university textbooks, graduate school textbooks, and textbooks to guide you in fulfilling your responsibilities for the nation.
We live in the midst of a world that is quite different from the kingdom of heaven. How will we establish the sovereignty of God and True Parents so that this world will become the original garden of Eden as it was meant to be before the Fall, the kingdom of heaven on earth? How will we make this world so it is no longer Satanís palace? When the lineages of the older and younger siblings are in conflict, the father and mother must work together to bring harmony between them. If the parents cannot do it, then neither can God.
Satan became the bones, the essence of a person, instead of God. Now, however, True Parents have become one with God, and God has become the flesh and bones of True Parentsí bodies. In this manner, God has taken the position He was supposed to have had in the garden of Eden.
Godís seed never died. It survived, buried in the bones of Godís chest. It is being planted again on the earth through your sons and daughters who, after they reach seventeen years of age, are coming together in true marriages. Once the heat of their passion rises to forty, forty-three, even fifty-three degrees Celsius, no viruses or bacteria can survive to infect their offspring.
Parents need to do everything possible to prepare their children for that day. They need to sell even their property and land, if necessary, in order to provide them with these spiritual textbooks. It may take ten or twenty years for their children to master the textbooks at each stage and go through all the stages, from the kindergarten level to the doctoral level. Up until their children have completed their education, the parents need to continue to provide them with the textbooks. When they are well versed in my teachings and have attained sufficient secular education; whether in kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, university or even at the graduate level, at whatever level they operate, they can teach my words as representatives of the True Parent, the True Teacher and the True Leader.
The 6.5 billion people on earth who are educated using these textbooks will not need any textbooks in the spirit world. They will be well enough equipped to live as citizens of the heavenly kingdom. Anyone who still needs to learn from a textbook canít enter the heavenly kingdom. To raise people who have graduated from needing textbooks, parents and elders have to provide these textbooks for their children to study on earth, from kindergarten-level textbooks on up to high school-level, university-level and graduate-level textbooks. So spend your money to buy these textbooks for your children. Have your children read them while they are eating and while they are working.
Ultimately, when the heavenly kingdom becomes a living reality, then these textbooks will no longer be needed on the earth. Families that have digested their content will educate all their relatives, so that their entire clan and seven generations of ancestors will all come to embody their teachings. There will be whole nations of such clans, composed of families in whom God delights. This will be the heavenly kingdom, where peace will reign for tens of thousands of years, where God and all creation will be liberated, and where everyone will shout, Eok mansei!
It will be Godís homeland and hometown, and it will be our homeland and hometown, where everyone is manifestly bound together in one blood, one lineage. No one can deny the importance of lineage. That is why everybody must receive the Blessing. From now on, you must understand how valuable the Blessing is.
These textbooks represent your parents. They represent the Unification Church. If you master these textbooks, one day there will be no need for the Unification Church. If in your family three generationsórepresenting God, your ancestors and your descendantsópossess these textbooks, the realm of the heavenly kingdom can expand from your family to a nation, world and universe under Godís sovereignty. Is that not so? Let lawyers, prosecutors and judges of Satanís world come and try to dispute with me about it, if they dare! In an hour, I can make them all look like foolish people and kick them out!
Everything that I have described will come to pass. Therefore, we are left with one conclusion. If you welcome it, raise both hands in mansei twelve times. You need to become free and liberated people who will give up your life if God asks it of you, who will live in His service and go wherever God asks you to go. You need to be ready to sell everything and relocate anywhere. Are you members of Godís family, Godís princes and princesses? Have you inherited Godís liberation? Are you going with Him to the heavenly kingdom, to Godís original homeland? Then you must follow this law. The heavenly kingdom can begin for the first time only when people start upholding this law, for it is the eternal constitution of the heavenly kingdom.
Buy a copy of this book, True Families: Gateway to Heaven, today, and keep it in your coat pocket. It is like a mirror; when you read it, you ought to find that you are already living in accordance with all the teachings within its pages. There can be nothing about you that differs from those teachings. Once you have determined to live that way, you must not change your mind or change your colors. Parents need to raise their children using this textbook so their children will grow up to attend God as His sons and daughters.
How could anyone who knows how to distinguish the directions of north, south, east and west, and who can guide themselves by the Big Dipper and the Southern Cross, get into the mess of divorce? Marriage must only happen once. This is a revolutionary teaching. America especially needs this kind of revolution. There must be a revolution of true love families. People need to read this book and live according to what it says. If they do, they will certainly go to the heavenly kingdom.
This is the standard, testified to and guaranteed by the True Parent, True Teacher and True Leader, by the man who liberated God. It is the absolute constitution among all constitutions. The lawyers of heaven, the prosecutors of heaven and the judges of heaven recognize its law. So please understand that there can be no excuse for living contrary to this teaching. You must live your lives in total agreement with it.
I am grateful that you say you will live this way. Now I will return to Korea. Two or three years from now, I will be able to do anything I want in Korea. If the Korea-Japan Tunnel is not built, then Korea will build the Bering Strait Tunnel. I can easily do this alone. If I take charge, it will easily be done. Perhaps you donít believe that I am able to gather the CEOs of Koreaís biggest corporations on short notice? Just wait and see.
When you live in absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, there is no room for personal glory or personal excuses. You did not stem from your own seed or grow in your own soil, so how can you claim anything? There is no way for God to remake you from scratch, is there? So when your parents provide you with collections of my sermons, World Scripture and the New World Encyclopedia, you blessed children have to study them.
All the material that can stop the fighting between the communist world and democratic world has been put into these textbooks. They provide us with a foundation to live forever. Just as God does not die but lives forever, so we, the descendants of God, will never die. We will live forever, together with our ancestors in the eternal heavenly kingdom. It has always been Godís purpose and desire that everyone without exception will one day dwell in the eternal world of the heavenly kingdom. It is a basic rule that we all will become citizens of the heavenly kingdom.
The age of connecting heaven and earth centering on God All right! You have been given authority as heirs to the heavenly kingdom. You have the right of ownership in the place of your mothers and fathers. God, your Parent, has given you the right of inheritance. When you claim this right, are there not things that you can do in the new heaven and new earth without asking your ancestors for permission? In this time, when property has no power and politics has no power, I am telling you to stand in the place of your parents in practicing hoondokhae. Once you stand in the position representing the parent, the position representing the teacher and the position representing the king, everything will become possible.
I have been kicked out of countries, yet every time I was kicked out I went to a larger place and considered that I was Godís representative and heir to that place. I can go before the president of any country, even the president of the United States, and say, ďI am Godís heir who can act in your place. Have you become the representative and heir of God, the True Parent of humankind? Then you sell everything you can, based on your authority, and offer it to God through me!Ē The laws of Heaven guarantee that I can make this incredible statement. Having said this, I would like to make a final request. It is something you must remember and put into practice.
We are living in an age when we cannot look at things with humanistic eyes. If we look with the eyes of Godís providence, we see that we are living in the most important and serious time in all of human history. It is the greatest transition point humankind has ever faced, a watershed moment. To meet this age, I will introduce several associations. The first will be an association linking the earthly world and the spirit world centered on God. The second will be an association to link God and human beings in love. The third will be the Association of the Parents of Heaven and Earth, or the Association of Cheon II Guk.
Humankind will seek out and establish Godís original homeland and hometown, and bring about the heavenly kingdom where God and human beings have complete liberation. We have entered an era where we can eternally benefit from Godís blessings and rejoice under the special grace of Heaven.
Therefore, I ask you to please keep yourselves pure in mind and body. Respond to the calls of Heaven, and always live your life with your heart aligned straight up to God, such that your life casts no shadow. If you are determined to live with this entreaty of Heaven in your hearts, please welcome this message with a round of applause.