Chapter 1. The Ideal Family in Cheon II Guk
Section 1. The Essence of the Universe and the True Lineage 1371
Section 2. Gods Model Ideal Family 1378
Section 3: Absolute Sex and the Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing 1382
Chapter 2.True Owners of the Founding of Cheon II Guk
Section 1. The Spirit World and the Heavenly Kingdom 1388
Section 2. The Life of the Citizens of Cheon II Guk 1394
Section 3. The Three Great Subject Partners Principle from the Providential Viewpoint 1402
Chapter 3. True Parents and the Era of Cheon II Guk
Section 1. True Parents’ Life and Accomplishments 1407
Section 2. God’s Providential View of History 1418
Section 3. The Providence of the Cheon II Guk Era 1425
Chapter 4. The Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind
Section 1. The Three Stages of Life 1437
Section 2. One Family under God 1441
Section 3. Proclamation of the Era of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind 1445
Section 1. The Essence of the Universe and the True Lineage 1371
Section 2. Gods Model Ideal Family 1378
Section 3: Absolute Sex and the Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing 1382
Chapter 2.True Owners of the Founding of Cheon II Guk
Section 1. The Spirit World and the Heavenly Kingdom 1388
Section 2. The Life of the Citizens of Cheon II Guk 1394
Section 3. The Three Great Subject Partners Principle from the Providential Viewpoint 1402
Chapter 3. True Parents and the Era of Cheon II Guk
Section 1. True Parents’ Life and Accomplishments 1407
Section 2. God’s Providential View of History 1418
Section 3. The Providence of the Cheon II Guk Era 1425
Chapter 4. The Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind
Section 1. The Three Stages of Life 1437
Section 2. One Family under God 1441
Section 3. Proclamation of the Era of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind 1445
Section 1. The Essence of the Universe and the True Lineage
1 I invite you to enter into a transcendent state and prayerfully ask God, “What is the center of the universe?” The answer you hear will undoubtedly be, “the parent-child relationship.” Nothing is more important or more treasured than the relationship between parent and child. This is because it defines the fundamental relationship between the Creator God and human beings.
The parent-child relationship is the core of the universe
2 Then, of what does the relationship between parent and child consist? It is a relationship of three things: love, life and lineage. We cannot have true life without the love of True Parents. In other words, God created human beings as the partners of His absolute true love. This relationship forms an axis of love, linking God the Father with human beings as His sons and daughters. Could anything be of higher or greater value than being a son or daughter of God? If anything were higher, surely human beings would aspire to attain it. But there is nothing higher. Do you think that when the all-knowing and all-powerful God created Adam and Eve, He secretly reserved the highest position for Himself and made Adam and Eve to be only second best? We cannot imagine that God would do that to His children, to His partners who share absolute love with Him.
3 God, our eternal True Parent, invested Himself one hundred percent in the creation of human beings and endowed us with the right to have status equal to His, to participate as equals in His work, to live with Him, and to inherit from Him. God bestowed upon human beings all of His attributes. Though God is the Absolute Being, He cannot be happy alone. Adjectives such as “good” and “happy” cannot apply to any being that lives in isolation. They apply only where there is a dynamic mutual relationship. Imagine a professional singer who finds herself on an uninhabited island. She may sing at the top of her voice, but will it bring her happiness if there is no one to listen? In the same way, even God absolutely needs a partner with whom to share love in order to be happy. Then how shall we, who are created to return joy to Him, live as God’s partners? In other words, how shall we live in order to be the children whom God can call His sons and daughters, who can stand in a position equal to His, share His work, and inherit all that is His?
4 We should substantiate the ideal that God envisioned at the beginning of His act of creation. God acted upon the principle of living for the sake of others. In other words, He acted for the sake of those whom He created as His longed- for partners in true love. The practice of true love formed the core of His initial creative act. Therefore, to become God’s children, our first responsibility is to emulate Him. We need to embody true love by living as a devoted child, then a patriot, a saint, and finally a divine son or daughter of God. At that stage, we need to experience the innermost emotions of God’s heart, and resolve the grief that He has experienced for tens of thousands of years since the Fall of Adam and Eve.
5 God is almighty. It was not due to any shortcoming or lack of ability on His part that He has been imprisoned in great pain and has endured immense suffering behind the scenes of history. Rather, there are provisions in the Principle of Restoration, which He has not been free to disclose, that called Him to wait with forbearance until Adam and Eve’s positions, lost at their Fall, were recovered through the appearance of the perfected second Adam. Although God is all- powerful, He cannot ignore the eternal laws and principles that He Himself established. Do you know what has pained God’s heart the most, causing Him the greatest grief since the Fall of Adam and Eve? It was the loss of His lineage. With that, He lost His right of ownership. God lost this lineage which is more valuable than life itself. Without His lineage, the seed of true life and true love was unable to germinate.
The importance of lineage
6 Lineage is more important than life and more important than love. Life and love come together to create lineage. We cannot establish lineage if either life or love is missing. Among love, life and lineage, which are the three qualities that define the parent-child relationship, lineage is the fruit. God’s lineage contains the seed of true love and the body of true life. Hence, for us to become the ideal people God envisioned, people of ideal character, and to create ideal families, we first need to link to His lineage. Only when we are linked to God’s lineage is it possible to create God’s homeland, the ideal nation, and establish the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world. That world will be created through ideal relationships, and by upholding the standard of absolute sex.
7 Please inscribe the importance of lineage in your hearts. I cannot emphasize this enough. Without lineage, neither life nor love can endure. Your tradition will endure only through your lineage. Lineage is the bridge allowing the parents’ spirit to carry on through subsequent generations. In other words, lineage is the first and final condition necessary for parents to harvest the fruits of their love, their life and their joy. We need to know this with certainty. Yet this lineage, more precious than life, was lost. The fruits of true life and true love never matured. Everyone on earth became fruits of Satan, lacking any relationship with Heaven. God intended for the seeds He planted in the springtime of the Garden of Eden to grow into a bountiful crop that He could harvest in the autumn. The ideal of God’s creation was to raise Adam and Eve, His son and daughter, to the point where they would blossom with true love, true life and true lineage. God’s desire in creating human beings was to harvest the owners of eternal love, eternal life, and eternal lineage, and His kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world.
8 The most valuable and highest of all relationships is the relationship between parent and child. This is the only relationship that can perpetuate the lineage of God. You have to understand clearly that there is no way other than the passing of the blood lineage from parent to child. Tragically, it was false love, false life and false lineage that infested the earth. God’s love, life and lineage fell into the hands of the adulterer Satan, the enemy of love. Heaven and earth were transformed into hell. The world became a wretched place, in which God’s presence was completely obscured. Yet humanity to this day lives in ignorance of this.
9 People are deluded into believing that the lineage of the enemy is the lifeline upon which the world depends. This is the sad truth about humanity being descended from the Fall. That is why we refer to this world as hell on earth. God views humanity’s tragic situation with a heart full of pain. After creating Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, God intended to bless them in marriage through the Holy Blessing and bequeath to them all of Heaven’s rights of ownership. God wanted Adam and Eve to inherit the ownership of the entire universe.
10 The right to God’s lineage, His ownership, and the right of the eldest son came under Satan’s control because of the Fall. God can be compared with a father who labors and sweats throughout his life to accumulate assets for his children, only to have a thief steal everything in the night. No one is aware of the grief-stricken heart of God, who lost His children when Satan took away His lineage, and who lost His nation and the entire world when Satan took away His ownership. There is only one way to recover this lineage and ownership. This is the path to win the natural subjugation of Satan, that is, to have Satan surrender voluntarily. What is the secret to achieving this? It can only be accomplished by the power of true love, when we love our enemies more than we love our own children.
11 Has there ever been a time when God could welcome with joy the True Father and True Mother of humankind and live His life with them in happiness for one day, one month, one year, ten years, or His entire lifetime? The answer is no; God has not experienced such joy even for one hour. And has anyone been able to comfort God in His pain? No, because no one has known the reason for the unbridgeable gap that has separated God from humankind for tens of thousands of years. No one has known why God and humanity are in such a tragic situation.
12 Without exception, human beings are born through an evil lineage as the children of Satan. Ladies and gentlemen, please think deeply about the world around us. Isn’t every moment and every step we take in our daily lives a fierce inner struggle between good and evil?
13 The conflict between Cain and Abel within Adam’s family became the source of war and conflict throughout human history. We are in conflict on many levels, beginning with the war between mind and body within each individual and extending to wars between nations and even to the global conflict between materialism and theism. Extreme selfish individualism threatens our lives even today. We wish young people would be the hope of humanity, holding the promise for the future, but drugs and free sex enslave them. The advanced countries seem to believe that material goods are all that matter. They recognize only their own interests while ignoring the misery of tens of thousands who die of starvation every day.
14 Who can untie this ancient knot of Cain and Abel? It has been entangled for thousands of years and grows ever tighter. Do you think the United Nations can do it? The United Nations at its founding proclaimed a movement for world peace and for sixty years has dedicated itself to this task; yet world peace remains far distant. Peace among nations can never come when those entrusted with the task have not resolved the Cain-Abel relationship between their own minds and bodies. Therefore, the time has come to launch the Abel- type sovereignty for the peaceful world, the ideal kingdom that will set its course according to God’s Will.
15 God longed with all His heart that someone would appear and resolve these tragedies, but no such person or nation appeared on earth. God waited and waited, looking for anyone who would take on the role of the True Parent. If someone had come forward, I am certain that God would have appeared in his dreams, carried the sun and moon' to him, showering him with the lightning of joy and thunder of ecstasy from the heavens. In that light, the fact that I, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, live in the same era as you, breathing the same air as you, is the greatest of all miracles. For the first time in human history, after restoring the lost position of Adam, the owner of true love, someone has received the seal of the True Parent of humankind.
Relationships destined under heavenly law
16 As we make our way in the world, many connections and relationships inevitably influence our lives. Most of these connections result from the choices we make and the circumstances in which we find ourselves. We can change or sever these relationships through our own effort, as we like. We acquire such relationships, forging them under human law, and can change or sever them by our own effort when we choose. On the other hand, heavenly relationships, which God bequeaths to us at the moment of our birth, lie outside the realm of choice. These fundamental and inescapable relationships are based on connections of blood. Even though you may dislike your parents or siblings, for example, you cannot change them by choice or vote them out of office. This is because they are connected to you through ties of blood. Once you are born into a family with the surname Kim, you live forever in the lineage of the Kim family.
17 Why can’t humanity escape from the snare of sin? It is because people are born of the false lineage of Satan. Yet that inheritance is not an original blood connection that Heaven bestows in accordance with the providential will and purpose. It is not based upon the Principle. Rather, it is an acquired connection that resulted from a violation of the Principle. It was brought about by human error. Although we lost our parents through the Fall and became orphans, our fundamental relationship endowed by Heaven remains intact. God is our Parent and we are His children. As a result of the Fall we became ignorant, as if in a vegetative state, unable to recognize our own Parent even though He has always been within and beside us. Therefore, all people, regardless of any of their other qualities, belong to the fallen lineage, and all people without exception have to be born again and change their lineage. This is the only way we can be restored into the lineage that God originally intended for us.
The restoration of true lineage
18 Our bondage to the lineage of Satan has caused so much suffering throughout history. Humanity has to boldly step forward to sever that tie and be engrafted onto the root of the lineage of the True Parents. Why should we foolishly continue to live and die as wild olive trees? A wild olive tree, even if it lives a thousand years, will only continue producing the seeds of more wild olive trees. Where can we find the path to escape this vicious cycle? It is through the Holy Blessing. The Blessing ceremony offers the grace of being engrafted onto the true olive tree, the True Parents, who bring God’s true lineage to humankind. It is necessary because you cannot change your seed without changing your lineage. The Holy Blessing is received in three stages: rebirth, resurrection and eternal life.
19 A cross-cultural marriage is the best way to receive the Holy Blessing, raise an ideal family, and produce the pure seed that is without sin. This contributes to the enormous task of transcending the barriers of race, culture, nationality, ethnicity and religion and creating one human family. Skin color makes no difference to God; He does not recognize national borders. God does not stand behind the barriers of religion and culture. They are nothing more than tricks of the devil, who has used them to rule over humanity as a false parent for tens of thousands of years.
20 Imagine two enemy families who have cursed each other throughout their lives, people who would never dream of living together. What would happen if these families joined together through a cross-cultural holy marriage Blessing? The lineage of vengeance would disappear, and there would be only the lineage of true love. If a son from one family and a daughter from the other became husband and wife, loved each other and built a happy home, would the parents in these two families curse their own grandchildren? If that son were to love this beautiful daughter of a hated enemy, and she, as the daughter-in- law, were to give birth to Heaven’s grandchildren, perfectly pure and good, his parents would smile with pleasure. In time the two lineages once soaked with enmity would be transformed. What method other than cross-cultural marriage will empower whites and blacks, Jews and Muslims, Orientals and Westerners, and people of all races to live as one human family? The family sets the pattern for living together in harmony. For this fundamental reason, you should receive the Holy Blessing from the True Parents and establish an ideal family, which is Heaven’s tradition; even if it means risking your very life.
21 Humanity is traveling down a dead end street. The only way to survive is to practice my teaching, the peace philosophy of true love, true life and true lineage. Now that we have entered the Era after the Coming of Heaven, your good ancestors are active and heavenly hosts are sweeping down upon the earth. Soon the countries and peoples that appear strong and mighty will have to change course and shift in this direction.
Heaven's special envoys
22 I believe you have learned many things through this message from God. You represent Heaven, and humanity, which has lost its way and drifts aimlessly, needs your help now more than ever. Please take this opportunity to make a new determination to become Heaven’s envoys, prepared to uphold Heaven’s commands.
23 What did I say we lost by the Fall of Adam and Eve, who were created as God’s children? First, we lost the lineage given to us by God. Lineage is the most special among all the honors parents bequeath to their children. Through the Fall, Adam and Eve inherited the false lineage of Satan and descended to the status of his children. We must understand with certainty that we today, without exception, are descendants of the Fall and have inherited the lineage of Satan. When God created Adam and Eve, He invested His entire being, one hundred percent. He created them based on the standard of absolute love, absolute faith and absolute obedience. He gave them His lineage as the seed for their love and life. Likewise, from this moment on, God is re-creating you as new people. You stand in a position different from before. The path is open wide for you to change your lineage through the Holy Wine Ceremony that the True Parents have instituted.
24 Second, we lost siblings’ love when, in the family of Adam, the older brother Cain killed his younger brother Abel. God’s original family structure was full of blessings, including love and harmony among siblings. The Fall degraded the sibling relationship to a rivalry filled with envy and resentment. To solve this problem in the lineage, I am leading humanity worldwide to join in cross-cultural marriages. These marriages restore the original family structure, when those who are Abel, relatively closer to Heaven’s side, take on an initiating role in the position of the elder brother.
25 Please know that the ideal, peaceful world, which God envisioned at the time of the Creation and desired when He created humankind, is now being built right before your eyes. If this is not a miracle, then what is? All over the world, the couples blessed in cross- cultural marriages are putting down roots of the true love of Heaven. The new heavenly lineage is bearing fruit. The day draws near when this beautiful earth will become the original Garden of Eden, where we will enjoy everlasting peace and happiness and where, for countless generations, our descendants will shout “Hallelujah for Cheon II Guk!”
Section 2. God's Model Ideal Family
1 God created Adam and Eve as the first ancestors of humankind. He invested His whole being in raising them as His son and daughter, and they were connected to Him through love, life and lineage. The parent-child relationship is the highest and most important of all relationships; it is the only way through which His lineage can be bequeathed to last forever. However, this parent-child relationship, more precious than life itself, was severed through the Fall of Adam and Eve. As God's own flesh and blood, and as His eternal, only begotten Son and Daughter, Adam and Eve formed a blood relationship with His enemy Satan and became Satan’s children instead. Thus God’s heart has been crushed and wounded with grief throughout history. This still remains the most mortifying and harrowing anguish, which no one in history could know, much less resolve.
2 Adam and Eve frustrated God’s ideal of creation to establish a true family through them in that first generation, a family through which He could pass on His lineage eternally. The only way to relieve God’s sorrow is to restore and establish a true family unrelated to the lineage of Satan. Herein lay the reason we all need to establish true families, which are the essence of His ideal of creation.
God's purpose in creating Adam and Eve
3 Genesis 1:27 of the Old Testament tells us, “So God created man in His own image; male and female He created them.” From observing God’s creation as expressed in this passage, we can conclude that God is a being who comprises the essence of both man and woman. God could not enjoy a solitary life; therefore, He created the universe as His object partner. That is, He created all things in the universe in the position of object partners in image, and in the midst of this environment He created human beings as His object partners in substance. Adam and Eve were the beings that represented God’s male and female aspects respectively. There was a reason God created human beings as one man and one woman.
4 First, God, though He is the subject being with dual characteristics in harmony, is incorporeal and needs to assume a physical form through which He can relate with the world of substance. It cannot be only the form of a man-or of a woman. Embodied within both Adam and Eve, He intended to communicate and work freely in relation to the entire universe, the world of substance. This is all because the incorporeal God, without a physical body, meets certain limits in dealing with the corporeal world of substance. Therefore, Adam and Eve should have attended God in their hearts, perfected themselves and become one with Him. Had they then married, had children and created a family, they would have become the external and horizontal True Parents in substance, while God would have been the internal and vertical True Parent in substance. If only this had come to pass, Adam and Eve would have resembled God, both in their inner nature and outer form. If Adam and Eve, as a perfect resemblance of God, had become the True Parents of humankind, all people would have perceived the true reality of God expressed through them in daily life.
5 Second, God created Adam and Eve for the perfection of love. He intended that they reach perfection and become the embodiments of love by uniting in the flesh. On that basis He would have come, dwelt with them, and become the Parent of true love for all humanity. Adam and Eve, standing in the position of the parents of substance in the image of God, would have had their own children, establishing an ideal family and an ideal world. If this had come to pass, human beings would have linked the spirit world and the earthly world. We can conclude that God created us with the intent that we would bring these two worlds together.
6 By coming to dwell in Adam and Eve through true love, God could become the True Parent, humanity's Parent in substance. Moreover, when the time came for them to end their lives on earth and pass into the spirit world, even in that world He could take on the spirit bodies of Adam and Eve and manifest as the True Parent through their forms. However, due to the Fall, God has not seen that ideal fulfilled.
7 God does not need money, knowledge or power. Since He is the absolute, almighty being, He does not need such things. Modern science is accomplishing spectacular advances, but these are merely part of the process of discovering new facts and truths about God’s creation. Human thought and science represent our effort to fathom how the vast expanse of this universe operates in accordance with laws expressing an underlying order. We find that God is the absolute scientist.
God's ideal of creation
8 What would have been the ideal that God hoped to achieve through the creation of human beings? It was to fulfill the four-position foundation. The four-position foundation signifies Adam and Eve in a state of complete union with God, such that it is impossible for them to separate from God’s love. In other words, it refers to the foundation of a family with God as its center, in which the husband and wife have achieved complete oneness not only with each other but also with God, and when they have given birth to ideal children. When the family four-position foundation is completed, that family fulfills the ideal of creation desired by God.
9 Generally speaking, a family consists of husband and wife, and parents and children. With God’s love at the center of that family, the husband represents heaven and the wife represents earth. Although they are two separate beings, when husband and wife have become one on the horizontal plane, their union symbolizes the unity of heaven and earth. Simply put, when husband and wife become one in God’s love, the way to unity in the universe opens up.
10 God created the world to receive joy. Since even the Absolute Being, God, could not feel joy while alone, He needed a partner with whom He could share the giving and receiving of love. This is because joy cannot be experienced all alone, but only through a partner. To put it another way, God created this world in order to feel joy from seeing humankind and all things of the creation become one through His love, forming a harmonious and peaceful environment of love. Human beings thus are absolutely necessary for the perfection of God’s ideal of love. From this, we can understand that an absolute partner creates absolute value. Thus human beings were meant to form true conjugal relationships centered upon God’s love, and to establish families, tribes, peoples, nations and a world of true love. God created this world so that He could participate directly in this process and feel joy through it.
11 God as the Father and humankind as His children were to form a vertical axis; this was the purpose for the creation of human beings. If this axis had been connected, that is, if they had established a relationship that united humanity and God as one through true love, that relationship would have been an absolutely inseparable one, which no force in the universe could break apart. How could anyone who has tasted the original love of God ever be separated from it? With the coming of spring, honeybees wake from their long slumber with a taste for the fresh nectar of the blooming flowers. Try pulling the abdomen of one such honeybee while it is feasting on that nectar, lost to all else. You will see that it cannot tear away from the nectar, even if its abdomen is pulled off. How about you? Once you really get to know the taste of God’s true love, you won’t go far from it before you come back and cling to it once again. The power of the vertical true love that connects us to Him is greater than the power of life.
A family of three generations living in harmony
12 The reason we miss the family we have left behind is because that is where love abides. It is the home of the love of mother and father, the love of elder brothers and sisters and younger siblings, and the love of one’s spouse, children and close neighbors. It is a place where love and affection define all relationships. This makes you want to cherish each and every member of your family. Any wanderer who has left his family behind yearns to return to them as a renewed person. He longs for the mountains, streams and trees of his hometown, to embrace his relatives and countrymen, and to sing joyful songs. However, this has not been the situation of humankind, descended from the Fall. Banished from their original heavenly hometown, human beings are destined to wander in isolation and defeat. They are unable ever to go back, no matter how much they miss their family, for they have lost the root of the heart of their original homeland. With the ushering in of the era of a new heaven and a new earth, we have pulled human beings out of the quicksand that was sucking them down and opened the way for them to return to their hometown, which they had never forgotten, and to meet with their true family. Could there ever be a day of greater blessing for humanity? The time of heavenly power and fortune has come, making it possible for us to re-establish the original family that was lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve.
13 When seeking the lost original family, you need to set out from the position of the perfected Adam, the position of the perfected Jesus, and the position representing the perfected Second Coming of the Lord. God will dwell in that family. It will have three generations, grandparents, parents and children, living in harmony. Parents and children will serve and attend the grandparents, who represent the family’s ancestors, its historical root.
14 The God-centered family is the model pattern for a life of living for the sake of others. The model ideal family is one in which parents and children love and respect each other, husband and wife are grounded in mutual trust and love, and brothers and sisters trust and rely on each other, and all live together as one. This is a true family wherein the stem of true love emerges from the root of true love and bears the fruit of true love. Such families contain the living roots of history and the roots of the kingdom of heaven and this is where the kingdom of heaven on earth takes root. They are the soil in which the everlasting kingship is firmly planted. The grandparents, parents, and children represent the roots of the past, present and future, respectively. The root of the past represents the spirit world; the root of the present is the world today; and the root of the future represents the grandsons and granddaughters as princes and princesses. Through such a family we erect the palace of peace, representing the harmony of the two worlds, the spirit world and the physical world. In this manner, the three generations of grandparents, parents and grandchildren should live together as one family, serving the eternal God. You should know that to seek and establish such a family of Cheon II Guk, God’s kingdom, is the responsibility of the tribal messiahs, the mission of the ambassadors for peace, and the desire of God.
15 To realize a society of universal values, interdependence and mutual prosperity and unite humanity as one great family, we need to break down the walls in our hearts and eliminate the barriers between nations. This begins from each family. Therefore we should bear in mind that to create true families is our providential calling, and that to do so, advances the establishment of the universal peace kingdom on earth.
16 You should create families that God will miss and yearn to return to. You should raise families to which He can come freely as a Parent visiting His children. This is what it means to live in service to God. In such families, God becomes the vertical subject of our conscience. Following that vertical subject, your mind stands as your own vertical subject and brings your mind and body into unity. That is where parental love, conjugal love, children’s love and siblings’ love—the Four Great Realms of Heart—are perfected. Only in such a family can the upper and lower, front and back, left and right connect as one, and spherical motion ensue. This brings forth God’s everlasting, model ideal families, model ideal nations, and peace kingdom.
17 If only the world were filled with such true families! The heavenly way and heavenly law would govern that world, 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 elder and younger siblings set an example of living for the sake of one another, how could anything be unforgivable? What reason would they have to commit crimes? A world governed by the heavenly way and the heavenly law is a natural world, a world in which truth and pure reason are unobstructed. This is the world of high noon settlement, where the realization of absolute values banishes all shadows. Therefore we should bear in mind our providential calling to create true families, advancing the establishment of the universal peace kingdom on earth.
Section 3: Absolute Sex and the Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing
1 What do you think is God’s ultimate purpose for creating human beings? Simply put, it is to experience joy through relating with ideal families perfected by true love. What does an ideal family look like? When God first created human beings, He made Adam representing all men and Eve representing all women, with the intention that they become owners of true love. Then how would they have become the model of true love? Since the parent- child relationship with God is the model of absolute peace, by attending God as their Parent they would have lived as one ideal family with God, experiencing eternal joy.
2 God created Adam and Eve as the first ancestors of humankind, to form the model family and establish the ideal of peace. He committed Himself completely to raising them as His son and daughter. They were to encapsulate the entire cosmos, mediate between the spiritual and physical worlds, be lords of creation and join with Him through true love, true life and true lineage.
3 If Adam and Eve had become God’s prince and princess, they would have had a parent-child relationship with God and inherited everything from God. When such children become a perfected couple, centered on true love, and their family lives in attendance to God, that family will exemplify peace and the ideal. When a man and a woman, each as half of the whole, become one body as a perfected object partner to God, they represent the completion of God’s ideal love. To put it another way, God intends for us to reach perfection and attain limitless value, centered on true love. This perfection of true love completes the creation of the ideal world of eternal love.
4 To establish a model ideal family of peace, Adam and Eve had a necessary condition to set. God, the Absolute Being, created us as His children in order to instill in us absolute values based on an absolute standard. We have to follow the heavenly way based on that absolute standard. To follow our destined life course we have to attend God, the Absolute Being, as our Parent. In other words, in order to perfect ourselves in resemblance to God, and obtain the stature of people of character who can be called sons and daughters of the Absolute Being, we have to follow the path based on the absolute standard God has determined. This standard is what I mean by absolute sex.
5 The first stage is to maintain absolute sexual purity prior to getting married. After we are born, we go through a process of growth. We pass through infancy and childhood in a safe and secure environment embraced in our parents’ love and protection. We then enter adolescence, a dynamic period in which we form more complex relationships with those around us and with all things of creation. Thus we start on the path to perfection, internally through the maturing of our character, and externally by reaching adulthood. Yet we absolutely must fulfill one requirement, which is to maintain our purity, adhering to the model of absolute sex. God gave us this responsibility as the means to fulfill the ideal of creation. This heavenly path is the way to perfect conjugal love.
6 What was the one and only commandment God gave to Adam and Eve, the first ancestors? It was the commandment and blessing to maintain an absolute standard of sexual purity until God’s approval of their marriage. In the Bible, God told Adam and Eve that they would surely die if they ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This signifies that had they observed Heaven’s commandment and refrained from eating they would have perfected their characters and, as co-creators, stood with God, the Creator, as His equals. Furthermore, God would have bequeathed to them dominion over the creation. They would have become the lords of the universe enjoying eternal and ideal happiness. God told them to preserve their purity so that He could bless them in marriage as His true children. They would thus have become true husband and wife, then true parents through giving birth to true children. Everything was to have been done within the realm of absolute sex, based on God’s Principle of Creation. The profound truth within God’s commandment has been hidden throughout history: we must inherit and live by absolute sex, the model intrinsic to God’s ideal of creation. This is so that we might perfect our individuality as God’s children and establish ourselves as lords of creation.
7 The second stage is the perfection of love between husband and wife. More precious than life is the heavenly law of absolute fidelity. Husband and wife are eternal partners, given to each other by Heaven. Through having children they become co-creators of true love, true life and true lineage, and the origin of that which is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. It is a heavenly principle that one person alone can never give birth to a child, even in a thousand years. If two people had preserved their purity before marriage, and were bound together in marriage by God, how could they ever go astray and deviate from the way of Heaven? People are different from animals; if they understand God’s purpose in creating them as His children, they will realize that deviating from heavenly law constitutes unimaginable betrayal and defiance of the Creator. It is a path of self-destruction on which they dig their own graves. Resulting from the Fall, this path leads us outside the realm of the ideal of creation.
8 The absoluteness of conjugal love is the greatest blessing that Heaven has bestowed on humanity. Without adherence to the principle of absolute sex, the path to the perfection of one’s character and spiritual maturity is inaccessible. Furthermore, unless Heaven implants the principles of absolute sex within a true family of perfected individuals, it is impossible for God to appear with dignity as the God of substance and personality. In order for God, the Absolute Being, to have direct dominion over our lives and to live with us in joy, we who were created as His object partners and children must create perfect families based on the standards of absolute sex. Only in a family that is rooted in the principles of absolute sex is it possible to create ideal relationships in accordance with the original ideal. This affects the three generations represented by grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren. Please understand clearly that God’s eternal life and our eternal lives depend on this foundation.
9 If Adam and Eve had achieved individual perfection of character by upholding the principles of absolute sex in accordance with God’s Will, and come together as husband and wife through His Blessing, they would have attained oneness with Him. God would have dwelt within their union. Their children also would have been linked to this holy order of love, enjoying a direct relationship with God as their Parent. In other words, the marriage of the perfected Adam and Eve, based on their absolute purity, would have been God’s own marriage. God is forever God, but at the same time Adam and Eve were to have become His incarnation. They would have become God’s body. God would have settled inside their minds and hearts to become the True Parent of humankind in both the spiritual and physical worlds, based on their conjugal love.
Cross-cultural Blessed marriage
10 Why do we need to marry? It is in order to claim an owner’s position. 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 ownership of the reproductive organs, the love organs. The owner of the wife’s sexual organ is her husband, and the owner of the husband’s is his wife. Only when each is rooted in true love for the sake of the other are they in the position of the owner of their spouse. In other words, people only become complete individuals, when they have secured an owner’s position, and this happens through marriage.
11 For what reason are we restoring the position of the owner of the reproductive organ? It is in order to possess God’s love. He is the subject of three great loves. As the owner of the universe, He is the Owner, Teacher and Parent of true love. This is the true meaning of the “three great subject partners principle.” The life of a true, model family creates these teachings and truths, and its expansion will transform the society, nation, the world and even the universe into the peace kingdom of the model, ideal family.
12 Now you are in a different position. The path is now open wide for you to change your lineage through the Holy Wine Ceremony with the permission of the True Parents of humankind. The cross-cultural marriage Blessing is the best way to restore people to the position of children of God through the conversion of lineage. It is the revolutionary work of creating the heavenly lineage on a whole new level, transcending barriers of race, culture, nationality and religion. It is an act that severs all relationships of enmity. It is the sacred rite of the change of lineage, through which all can be re-created through the True Parents, the King and Queen of Peace, the substantial manifestations of God, who enable Him to exercise His providence in the present world.
13 Ladies and gentlemen, lineage is more important than life and more precious than love. Life and love come together to create lineage. Lineage cannot be established if either is missing. Therefore, among the three—love, life and lineage—lineage is the fruit. God’s lineage contains the seed of true love and the body of true life.
14 Ladies and gentlemen, please place your hand over your heart and quietly ponder this question. Is there any other way to deliver this world from the war and conflict we see around us? Is there a way that would be more certain than by cross-cultural marriage among enemy clans or, going even a step further, among enemy nations, to create a global family in which there is no hatred? Therefore you will need to teach clearly that the cross-cultural marriage Blessing is the ultimate means to establish a peaceful, ideal world here on earth, so that your families and clans can all join the holy ranks of those blessed through the cross-cultural marriage.
A life of true love
15 To resemble God, the original being of true love, we have to become people of true love, owners of true love who practice true love. This is the way each of us can become true parents.
16 Ladies and gentlemen, you should now devote yourselves to pursuing only one thing: a life of true love. In your life, you have to love God more than Adam and Eve did, and more than Jesus did. By putting true love into practice, you bring your mind and body into perfect harmony and establish the realm of true love. In other words, you have to perfect a true family consisting of three generations: grandparents, parents and children living together in true love. Only those who live such a life of true love are in heaven.
17 What kind of love is true love? The essence of the absolute God’s true love is not found in having others serve you. Rather, it is when you serve and live for the sake of others. It is love that you give, forget that you have given, and continue to give endlessly. It is love that you find pleasure in giving. It is the love of a mother nursing her baby at her breast. It is the love expressed when a child happily serves his or her parents out of filial piety. It is the love God expressed in creating humankind; an absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal love, given unconditionally.
18 True love is the source of peace and happiness, and it sustains a spiritual order based on the aim of serving the common good. True love is the source and the center of this universe. It has the power to make the one who wields it the master of the universe. True love is the root and symbol of God’s Will and power. If you are bound together in true love, you will never grow tired of your partner. True love is the love that not only the entire universe, but even God desires to follow. The value of true love is in its power, which is strong enough to eradicate national, racial and religious boundaries created by the descendants of the Fall. That is why the absolute condition to enter the kingdom of heaven is a life that has been lived for the sake of others, that is, a life of true love.
19 God's true love is absolute, unique, immutable 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 and the right to inherit from Him. As such, a life lived for the sake of others, which brings forth a new peaceful family based on God’s ideal model of peace, is the absolute prerequisite for entering the kingdom of heaven.
Section 1. The Spirit World and the Heavenly Kingdom
1 God, the Creator of all things in the universe, 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 population of a certain region. You may call Him by any name, be it Jehovah, Allah or any other. What is important is that He certainly exists, lives as the True Parent of all people, and sustains the great work of creation. In accordance with the heavenly Principle that He set up at the beginning of time, He governs everything in the universe and has carried out His providence throughout history.
The spirit world exists in actuality
2 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 body and also in the spirit world, where our spirits are destined to go. We go there as a complete person if we are one with God in true love. Such a perfected person might be a small individual, but he or she would represent all of history and all potential future relationships. So this person can be said to possess infinite value.
3 Once you are aware that you have such universal value, you realize that your original mind should guide your life. This is because your conscience knows and perceives not only every action you have performed but also every thought you have entertained. Before your own teachers, parents or even God are aware of these things, your conscience knows. Hence, if you were to live in absolute obedience to the commands of your conscience, which is your eternal teacher, you would be absolutely guaranteed to have eternal life. Such is the way of God’s creation.
4 Looking at the structure of a human being, we can see that God created us with dual characteristics. He created our physical body as a microcosm of the corporeal, tangible world and our spirit body as a microcosm of the incorporeal world. Accordingly, a human being is intended to live for one hundred years or so in the physical world and, once the physical body ceases functioning, to pass on naturally and automatically into the incorporeal spirit world. In this way, though the eyes in our physical body cannot perceive the spirit world, life there is the automatic and inevitable extension of life on earth. God created the spirit world as humanity’s original, eternal homeland.
5 The spirit world exists in actuality. It is not a world that has been fantasized or imagined into existence. We do not have the right of choice concerning its existence. 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. We live in the physical world in our physical body and form all sorts of relationships within this world. Similarly, in the spirit world we are destined to continue living in our spirit body, forming and maintaining relationships with all phenomena of the spirit world.
The relationship between the spirit body and physical body
6 In the relationship between the spirit and the body of a human being, the spirit is the more important of the two. The physical body lasts for about one hundred years before it ceases to function, but the spirit lasts eternally, transcending time and space. Isn’t even a person who does well in the physical world bound to die? Because this is so, before you pass on to the next world you should achieve harmony between your physical body and spirit body, by living your earthly life in such a way that you meet the standards of both the physical and spiritual worlds. In other words, you have been given the responsibility to perfect your spirit within your physical body on the basis of your finite life in the tangible, physical world. This does not mean that the perfection of your spirit self happens automatically. Only on the basis of complete unity between your mind and body during your earthly life, by expressing true love through action, can your spirit self fully mature.
7 In order for fruit to ripen and be ready for storage in autumn, it must first pass through a growing process in the 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 and ignorant farmer will be afflicted with disease and unprotected from foul weather. Eventually it will fall from the tree before it is ripe, or become worm- infested. Though it is still fruit, it will be different from other fruit since it will be unfit for sale in a market.
8 Fruit that has matured fully on the tree will automatically go into the owner’s storehouse. Similarly, only when the spirit of a person has reached perfection during 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 living as a fully mature person in the physical body.
9 During your life on earth, your spirit self records your every action and movement without exception, keeping the law of heaven in mind as a standard. Accordingly, you will enter the spirit world in the form of your spirit self, which has recorded your life on earth with total accuracy. Your spirit will show plainly whether you have led a wholesome life ripening in 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 you are aware of this astonishing rule of Heaven, will you spend your life on earth in selfishness and immorality, succumbing to the temptations of Satan in pursuit of nothing but pleasure? You will not; rather you will abstain from injuring and scarring your spirit body, even at the risk of your earthly life. Please bear this truth in mind: your thoughts, words and deeds in each moment determine whether you are bound for heaven or hell.
10 The spirit does not lead a separate life or express true love through actions of its own. Your spirit self can grow, mature and be finally perfected only within your physical body, through an earthly lifetime of true love that brings your mind and body into a smooth relationship. Nonetheless, it is undeniable that your outer self and inner self are in a relationship of constant conflict and struggle. How much longer will you allow this fighting to continue? Ten years? One hundred years? In contrast to this, it is also undeniable that all other forms of existence in the universe function in a proper order. This indicates that God did not create human beings in this state of antagonistic disorder. You need to know that as a human being you have the duty and responsibility to dispel all temptations directed at your outer self—your physical body—and achieve victory in life by following the way of your inner self—your conscience—essentially to perfect your life according to the standard of absolute sex. Heavenly fortune will be with those who lead their life in such a way. They will attain the perfection of their spirit self.
What is the nature of heaven?
11 Ladies and gentlemen, what is the nature of heaven and hell? Who can enter heaven? If it really exists, where is it? Would it be outside the galaxy, on the other side of the universe? Or is it but a product of our imagination? At one time or another, everyone ponders this question.
12 What do you think is the nature of heaven? Heaven is a world overflowing with God’s true love, with true love as its axis. It is a world where true love is the external form as well as the internal content of the entire environment. It is a world where true love is present from the beginning to the end of our life. It is a world filled with people who were born through true love, who lived in the embrace of true love, and who, following the track of true love, finally passed on into that next world, the spirit world. Consequently, antagonism and envy are not to be found in that world, for it is a natural world where each person lives for the sake of others. It is not a world governed by money, honor or power. It is a world wherein the success of each person represents the success of the whole, the desire of each person represents the desire of the whole, and the joy of each person represents the joy of the whole.
13 Heaven is a world filled with the air of true love, where all breathe true love. It is a world where life pulsates with love everywhere, all the time. It is a world where everyone is connected to the true God through blood ties. It is a place where the whole world and all people are linked together in an inseparable relationship, like the cells in your body. It is a world that is governed only by true love, the love that is God’s essence. God exists for true love.
The results of the Fall
14 Look at the world in which we are currently living. The people of the world are caught in the trap of extreme selfishness, clamoring for material gain. They have lost all sense of value, and the desire for self-gratification drags them into the depths of degradation. The world is filled with alcoholics. As if drug addiction and free sex were not enough, there are even those who commit incest, an act not even seen in the animal world, and still strut around with their heads held high. This world has become one wherein beasts with human faces roam freely, even after violating women— grandmothers, mothers, wives and daughters. The swapping of spouses among couples is rampant. Such circumstances represent without a doubt the pinnacle of the destruction of morality and the last of fallen acts. This world has become hell on earth, in which we cannot even dream of the perfected world embodying the ideal that God envisioned at the creation.
15 We have come to know that humanity’s problems are rooted in the Fall of Adam and Eve, our ancestors. Adam and Eve, who were at the perfection stage of the growth period, had a sexual relationship before their rightful time, due to Satan’s temptation. The Fall was an illicit sexual union of a man and woman. This is why, for over thousands of years, people continue to commit these indecent acts, perfidious acts that drive a sharp spike into the heart of God. They have been unable to escape from the realm of the fallen lineage.
16 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 ownership of the reproductive organs, the love organs. The owner of the wife’s reproductive organ is the husband, and the owner of the husband’s is the wife. Only when each is rooted in true love for the sake of the other do they merit the position of the owner of their spouse. In other words, irrespective of who they are, human beings can only become complete individuals, rather than one half, when they have exchanged the positions of ownership through marriage.
17 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 blooms, and the palace of lineage where the lineage bears fruit. The reproductive organ is absolute. Through it, absolute lineage, absolute love and absolute life are brought forth, along with absolute harmony, unity, liberation and tranquility.
18 Why are we trying to restore the ownership of the reproductive organ? It is in order to possess God’s love. He is the subject of three great loves. As the Owner of the universe, He is the true Teacher, true Owner and true loving Parent. These form the basis for the three great subject partners principle. All these teachings and truths are realized through the life of a true, model ideal family. Then, through its expansion, the society, nation, world and even the universe are transformed into the peace kingdom of the model, ideal family.
19 Because of the Fall the first Adam lost the original true lineage, and consequently failed to form the original couple and the original family. Adam, who should have become the true teacher, true parent and true king, inherited the lineage of Satan. He degraded himself to the position of a false teacher, false parent and false king.
20 The purpose for Jesus’ coming to earth was simply and only to reverse the effects of the Fall. If Jesus, who came as the second Adam, had not lost his life on the cross, he would have restored the original unfallen lineage of God. As the Savior of humankind, he would have made up for the failure of the first Adam, established the true family and founded the original homeland for all people on earth. This would have been the kingdom embodying the ideal of peace, the kingdom of heaven on earth. Tragically, the disciples, the religious leaders and the leaders of the nation of Israel failed to recognize the Christ. Their disbelief led Jesus to a wretched and tragic end on the cross. 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 any Christian understood the reality of Jesus’ sorrowful circumstances? Jesus departed this world suddenly, leaving little other than a promise to return. His physical body has long been buried and turned to dust, but the Will that God worked to fulfill through him continues. It is finally in the process of completion at this time, at the conclusion of history, through the True Parents, who have received the seal of Heaven and appeared on earth.
Heaven begins from the family
21 The sinful era of restoration through indemnity, the Era before the Coming of Heaven, has passed. The era of heavenly law is upon us, 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 conversion of lineage, and leading a life that is vertically aligned with Heaven, such that no shadow is cast—you can enter the kingdom of heaven automatically. That is to say, if you establish a true family on earth and lead a heavenly life, your life will be connected to the kingdom of God in heaven when you die, and you will enjoy eternal life. Therefore, within the framework of the family, you should serve God as your Father, revering Him in the highest position. Every one of you should become God’s child, perfecting the parent-child relationship and sharing your life with Him, connected by blood. In short, you should form a partnership of true love with God and live together with Him.
22 Who would be the greatest grandfather of the universe? The first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, called God “Father.” Should their children call Him Grandfather? No, they too should call Him Father. Why is this so? From the viewpoint of God, the vertical center, all object partners of love are equal. His object partners, who are produced through the horizontal expansion and multiplication of His love, assume equal value regardless of who they are, transcending time and space. Simply put, in perfected love, everyone’s value is equal.
23 The kingdom of heaven has to be achieved on earth first. What this means is that the kingdom of heaven in the corporeal world comes before its establishment in the incorporeal world. Therefore, heaven is not a world found in outer space on the other side of the galaxy, nor is it the product of imagination existing only in the human brain. It refers to a substantial kingdom, heaven on earth, which can be created only when you lead a life of true love. When you leave the physical world on that foundation, you automatically enter the kingdom of heaven in the spirit world. This means that only when you have led a heavenly life on earth can you lead such a life in heaven.
24 Only the fruit that has ripened fully on the tree is classified as produce of the best quality. You should not be like a worm-infested fruit on a tree, and therefore bound for hell. You should not forget for a moment that, through your life on earth, you yourself determine whether you go to heaven or to hell.
Section 2. The Life of the Citizens of Cheon II Guk
1 If there were a dream common to all people regardless of gender, age, time or place, what would it be? Through all ages, human beings have yearned and waited for the realization of an ideal of world peace. However, we have never achieved the everlasting peace that brings joy to Heaven. This fact remains as our historical sorrow and anguish. What went wrong? What brought about humanity’s descent into ignorance of the ideal that God had for His creation? You can try for ten thousand years, but you will never reach perfection if you remain in ignorance.
The hope of humanity
2 How did human beings, created as the children of the omnipotent and omnipresent God, descend into such a state of ignorance? The first ancestors, Adam and Eve, followed the false parent, Satan, along the path of the Fall. Indeed, this was the first tragedy and the most mortifying and lamentable shame of human history. God cannot forsake humankind. Within His grand ideal of creation, we were created to be His children, His absolute counterparts in true love. Thus He has endured the long years of history with a heart full of bitter pain, grief and anguish. God is the eternal True Parent of humanity, who has had to persevere through virtual imprisonment, in the shadows of history. No one has known this reality.
3 God’s creation is indeed profound. Everything He prepared was to create an environment for the perfection and happiness of human beings, whom He created as His children and partners in love. Consider a flower; it is one of the masterpieces of God’s creation. Hidden within a flower—even a nameless wildflower blooming in a field—we can easily discover the Creator’s Will and purpose. To see a flower alive and growing to perfection is truly to witness a miracle.
4 Flowers display beautiful colors and the harmony of yin and yang. Even human beings, the lords of creation, cannot fully replicate their beauty. Flowers continuously give off fragrances and display dazzling colors that captivate the bees and butterflies. Flowers can absorb the powerful, brilliant rays of the sun that people cannot bear to gaze upon. They diffuse this light into natural rays of harmony and peace and utilize it to create and preserve life. Flowers also do not neglect their duty to provide nectar to the bees and butterflies that busily fly to and fro and help them reproduce.
5 The miracle of God’s creation is infinite, transcending and defying any human description. Even a picture drawn by the greatest artist in the world cannot compare to a cluster of living wildflowers. Even in making a single insignificant flower, God created it to harmonize with and contribute to the prosperity of the whole of creation. Given that this is so, how great is the stature of human beings, whom God created as His children, His eternal partners of love and His heirs?
6 Each and every one of the millions of different kinds of flowers in full bloom stands in dignity as an individual embodiment of truth, according to the Principle of Creation. Each brings harmony to Mother Nature and abides by the laws of interdependence and mutual prosperity. Likewise, each and every human being has Heavens blessing and grace to seek harmony, peace, freedom and happiness, and to pursue eternal life. Heaven has bestowed on each person a unique life and characteristics. That is to say, every human being is born with rights and privileges as an individual embodiment of truth. Every person, regardless of age, sex, rank or status, has the right and privilege to follow a destined course of life that is uniquely his or her own and that reflects his or her individual nature.
The value of human beings as individual embodiments of truth
7 Ladies and gentlemen, can you find anyone who resembles you one hundred percent? Think about it. Is there anyone else with the same individual qualities as you? Would the lives of identical twins be the same, though they were born on the same day, even if they died at the same time? No person can take another’s individuality. One man being the world’s most handsome man does not at all diminish the unique embodiment of truth within the world’s least handsome man. As the king of wisdom, God continually creates eternal, individual embodiments of truth through the process of origin-division- union action, in accordance with the Principle of Creation.
8 In this we discover the standard of absolute value that makes a human being human. As with the interdependent and harmonious relationship between flowers and butterflies, people are created to live for one another and share true love. This means that we establish our standard of absolute value only within a life of true love, through which the relationship between subject and object partners blossoms in harmony.
9 Flowers and butterflies relate to each other as subject and object partners. They depend on one another and prosper through their give-and-receive action. In the same way, the Principle of Creation defines and predicts the course of relationships between humanity and nature, between people, and between God and people. Mother Nature is the combined body of all the individual embodiments of truth in creation, harmoniously bound together. Mother Nature stands as an absolute object partner to us, her subject partners. Her ordained role is to enable us to realize our absolute value.
10 People establish families of three generations and live within that basic framework. That is where they learn and familiarize themselves with the vertical and horizontal relationships of above and below, left and right, and front and back. This means that each individual seeks a life of harmony and love through give-and-receive action within subject and object partner relationships. These relationships enable each family member to attain his or her absolute value as an individual embodiment of truth.
11 What about the relationship between God and human beings? As the Creator, God’s nature is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. However, according to the Principle of Creation, God stands in the subject position when He engages in reciprocal relationships with His creation. That is because, although we think of God as the Absolute Being, He cannot feel joy outside of give-and-receive relationships with His object partners.
12 Had the first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, not fallen but instead had perfected themselves as individual embodiments of truth according to the Principle of Creation, people today would manifest absolute value. We would serve God above as our Lord with absolute obedience, and we would relate with the creation, the natural world, as our object partner, rejoicing in God’s eternal kingdom of peace. We would live as the citizens of the eternal kingdom of heaven, not only on earth but also in the spirit world.
The path of the people of Cheon II Guk
13 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 Earth, I shall declare, on this thirteenth day of June in the sixth year of Cheon II Guk, the fundamental duties and mission that every Cheon II Guk citizen should understand and practice as they walk the way of Heaven.
14 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 in your heart the responsibility to attend the King of Peace in Heaven and Earth, who is the horizontal True Parent, and to live with absolute obedience on the horizontal axis for eternity as a citizen of Cheon II Guk. You will make the practice of true love, which is living for the sake of others, the standard for your life. You will establish a true family and raise true children who are sinless and pure, thus protecting God’s lineage and bequeathing it intact from generation to generation.
15 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 Heaven’s path, I resolved to keep this as my motto: “Before you seek to master the universe, you must first gain mastery over yourself.” God has given you your 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 everything about you before your teacher or pastor knows. It knows before your parents know. It knows them even better than God knows. So place your conscience in God’s position over your life, and go the way of absolute obedience, of “high noon settlement” whereby your life casts no shadows. Then it is certain that your mind and body will resonate and perfect a harmonious unity.
16 Third, citizens of Cheon II Guk, we have completed the unification of the spirit world. The issue now is the 6.5 billion people living on earth today. 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 should educate everyone to understand that all human beings without exception are descended from the Fall and that they have to change their blood lineage by receiving the holy marriage Blessing from the True Parents. You have to continue engrafting people onto the true olive tree, by having them participate in the grace of cross- cultural marriage, until the day all humankind, numbering in the billions of souls, is restored to God’s lineage.
17 Fourth, you are created to spend ten months in the womb, perhaps one hundred years on earth breathing air, and then all eternity in the spirit world. You should understand that, just as proper preparation in the womb is required for a healthy life after birth, you have to devote your earthly life to proper preparation for a healthy life in spirit world. Never forget that no matter what you are doing, at all times and places, 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 perfect your spirit self while you are living on the earth.
18 Fifth, your talents and abilities are required for the management and governance of Cheon II Guk. Therefore, you must cut away and cast off your mask of selfish individualism. It is but a remnant of the Era before the Coming of Heaven. In order to belong to Heaven, you must participate in the Ceremony of Returning Ownership, offering God everything you own and then receiving it back from Him. In addition, all citizens of Cheon II Guk will provide funds for the well-being and peace of humanity, not by taxation but by voluntary contributions. They will practice 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.
19 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 all things in the universe, our natural environment, which are absolutely necessary for human prosperity. People are meant to harmonize with nature; we as the subject partners of love and nature as the object partner, thriving under our management and perfected in beauty by our creativity. Let us not destroy nature and pollute the environment. As citizens of Cheon II Guk, please have the 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 where God, people, and all creation live in complete harmony and express their original nature. If you practice such true love in your daily life, how can God do anything but bestow great blessings upon you? You will live for all eternity in blessing and happiness.
20 Seventh, God and True Parents have opened the Era after the Coming of Heaven, 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 Heaven’s emissaries, fulfilling dual missions as 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 Abel-type United Nations. Worthy compatriots, 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, 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 fulfill the way of a true filial child, a patriot, a saint, and a member of the family of God’s sons and daughters.
God has been searching for the True Parents
21 Citizens of God’s kingdom of Cheon II Guk who love peace as True Parents do! This is truly a precious and joyful day. Let us 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 those living in the spirit world have descended and are here with us to congratulate and celebrate this blessed day.
22 This is the day for which God has yearned ever since He created the universe. For the tens of thousands of years, since the day Adam and Eve, whom He created as His children, stained the heavenly lineage and concealed themselves in the dark, God has waited while enduring inexpressible pain and sorrow. He has waited eagerly for the day He could ascend the throne as the King of kings, embrace His lost children and the creation, and live in joy for all eternity in the sacred reign of peace in the peace kingdom.
23 God is and has always been the King of kings, even before He initiated the creation. The heavenly way, however, dictates that after completing all aspects of the creation, God has to manifest substantially as the King of kings who reigns over the world of physical phenomena, the sphere of the object partners of God’s love. That is why, motivated by true love, God sought and found the True Parents of the substantial, physical world, who were to become His representatives and heirs.
24 Although we are overwhelmed by the grace of having received Heaven’s seal, my wife and I truly feel joy at being able to stand here today as God’s direct representatives and hold this coronation of the King of kings, and our golden wedding anniversary. At the same time, I am deeply sorry before Heaven. I have reached my ninetieth year of life, yet I have been unable to fully restore to God the 6.5 billion people of the world.
The new era of heavenly law
25 Citizens of Cheon II Guk who truly love God! Time is running out. Heaven will no longer wait for us. God is working with His authority as the King of kings through His representatives, the earthly True Parents, to establish a new heavenly law and restore the world. It is time to accelerate this true love revolution. Therefore, on this solemn occasion, I will proclaim to all of heaven and earth an outline of the new heavenly law, by which humankind and all the creation will regain their rightful position to govern.
26 First, this era, which is taking us gradually toward the year 3000, will be the era of revolutionary change after the coming of heaven. In this new era, God will no longer be captive to the principles of restoration through indemnity. The King of kings will rule the spiritual and physical worlds with His rightful authority. It will be the era of providential protection, during 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 evade the influence of the era of the new way of Heaven and of the new heavenly law. Therefore, you need to lead a transparent life, with every action as clear as crystal.
27 Second, we have to accomplish a revolution in education, for all people to value absolute sex, that is, the constitution of Heaven, with God as their vertical, absolute axis. This is the only way to pass on the true, good lineage to all humankind. That is the path to achieving God’s ideal of true families. From now on, sexual purity, purity of lineage and purity of love will be the essence of the philosophy of education for the true human race.
28 Third, we will place the Peace King’s anointed representatives (boonbong-wang), ambassadors for peace, and the Parent UN at the forefront of the efforts to eliminate Satan’s barriers and fortresses. Multiple layers of these barricades bind the earth, and their elimination will reinstate harmony and peace among political parties, religions, races, cultures and nations. The existing United Nations, in the position of the Cain-type UN, and the Abel-type UN should become one and ascend to a higher dimension, becoming the True Parent UN. This will be a True Peace World UN. This central union will resolve evils confronting Satan’s world, including war, disease and hunger. This is surely the direction all people must go. They will have no doubts because God in heaven and True Parents will be with them. We will end individualistic and collective self-centeredness. Conscience and natural reason will govern the world, and satanic power will no longer influence elections.
29 Fourth, the cross-cultural, international marriage Blessing is the optimal method of establishing the peace kingdom by building true families that will give rebirth to the lineage of the fallen human race. In the end, reconciliation and peace all come about through lineage. When blacks and whites, Eastern peoples and Western peoples, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and Muslims intermarry and carry on the blessed marriage tradition that True Parents have established, this naturally will form the realm of one family that establishes God’s homeland and hometown. An ideal heavenly kingdom based on the ideal of one family under God will appear. As we beat our swords into plowshares, a new world of peace will open up before us.
30 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 leave His children in a barren desert devoid of any relief. That is why people have the duty to preserve and love the natural world as God does. I am saying that you should develop your human nature to the point that you experience resonance even with a cluster of wild flowers, as if you were sharing a heartfelt conversation with them. This is as it was originally meant to be. That is a shortcut to restoring humanity to God.
31 Ladies and gentlemen chosen by Heaven! You have truly received a heavenly blessing. You are participating in the ceremony to launch the providential undertakings governed by the King of kings. You are witnessing with your own eyes the whirlwind of this historic transition point. You received an invitation to attend the coronation, golden anniversary and celebration of the autobiography of the True Parent, the King of kings on the horizontal level, who will govern all of creation as the physical representative of God, the King of kings on the vertical axis. Will you ever again in your lifetime have the chance to attend such a historic and significant occasion? Your ancestors and your descendants, numbering in the billions throughout the cosmos, will dance, cheer, and live in joy and delight over this time, shaking the very axis of the earth. I pray that you will open your mind and engrave this extraordinary and historical moment on your soul. When else during your life will you be able to witness a day of blessing and glory such as today? I hope you can heed the words of Heaven that I have shared with you today and let them be a guide for your life as you advance.
32 Humankind is now entering a new providential era wherein a new heavenly way and new heavenly law will govern the earth directly. It is the new providential era of the realm of the fourth original Adam, where one can enter the newly established kingdom of heaven by inheriting God’s new standard of heart based on His original nature. Through True Parents’ 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 new and wise families as citizens in God’s kingdom, Cheon II Guk. I pray that you will distinguish clearly between Cain and Abel and integrate them into a new Abel realm of goodness, to restore the realm of the Old, New and Completed Testament ages and the three generations of my family. I am asking you to form and live as new true families based on original human nature. Then the new true grandparents, true parents, and true grandchildren can enter, hand in hand, into the new kingdom of heaven. Please engrave in your hearts this gathering’s meaning, the establishment of the truly peaceful world of the True Parent UN. This we celebrate today.
Section 3. The Three Great Subject Partners Principle from the Providential Viewpoint
1 Ladies and gentlemen, please look at the world today. Among the current leaders of the world, can we find anyone who is genuinely concerned with the future of humankind and who is making the sacrifices, beyond religion and nationality, necessary to bring harmony and peace to humanity? Human beings have become like children who have lost their parents, misdirected youths who do not recognize their teacher, and sheep who have lost their shepherd. Human beings are spiritually blind, unable to see what lies even one inch ahead.
2 There are now some two hundred nations in the world, and aren’t many of these nations engaged in fierce conflict, directly or indirectly? Aren’t they all intent on promoting their own interests? Even the United Nations, founded with the noble ideal of protecting the welfare and peace of humankind, has met its limitations. Watching helplessly without a solution to the global crises of war, starvation and disease, isn’t the United Nations an organization that exists more in name than in substance? Thinking of ourselves as lords of creation, we human beings have forged our own history. Although humanity has endured terrible massacres and suffered natural disasters, the human race has survived and continues to multiply to this day. We continue to seek a bright and happy world, albeit with only a vague concept of what that might be. Why is it that the human race is unable still to escape from the mire of sin and disease?
The three great subject partners principle
3 On the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Peace Palace and coronation of the King and Queen of Peace on June 13, 2006, I proclaimed the basic duties and mission, based on the heavenly way, that all citizens of the kingdom of God, Cheon II Guk, should understand and fulfill. I did so in order to fulfill God’s calling, to bring humankind to live as one global family in a sacred reign of peace under God, by overcoming the tragic reality human beings are facing. Today I would like to address you on the theme, “The Three Great Subject Partners Principle from the Viewpoint of God’s Providence.” This message is Heaven’s blessing. It will serve as an important teaching to guide humanity’s future. Please open your heart and listen to these words so that you may be secure in your eternal life.
4 God endowed human beings with the three great subject partners principle at the time of creation. The first great subject partner is a true parent, and you are to become one. God created us as His children. We were to become true children by perfecting our individual character after going through a period of spiritual growth, autonomously, based on the Principle God established. We were then to become a true couple, have our own children and attain the position of true parents. In this way we were to perfect ourselves by practicing and embodying the true love that God bestowed upon us when He created us. In reality, however, moral values in our world today are deteriorating rapidly. Society has rejected the moral laws governing the relationship between parents and children. We are discarding marital fidelity as an old-fashioned idea of previous generations. Familial love among siblings has become rare, buried in a swamp of selfish individualism. For these reasons, our most important task is to establish true families based on true love. This means we need to build families in which three generations live together in true love, with true parents at the center.
5 The second great subject partner is a true teacher, and you are to become one. Although the world is full of evil influences, one way or another, a person enters relationships in life where he or she is in a position either to teach or to learn. Our parents are our first teachers. They should be our first and greatest teachers. As true teachers, the parents’ primary responsibility is to raise true children. Children who are brought up by true parents through a true and good family education progress easily through their school education, which is the next stage. School provides an institutionalized education, but even within that framework teachers have the responsibility to guide and educate their students with the heart of true parents, to become true children. By this I mean that they need to conduct horizontal academic education on the foundation of vertical character education. A teacher’s first qualification is thus to possess the heart of a true parent.
6 The third great subject partner is a true owner, and you are to become one. God, the Creator of the universe, is the True Owner and Lord of all creation. God’s creation is the fruit of His complete investment, carried out based on absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. From His example we can gain the wisdom that enables us to become true owner and lords. The secret is to invest true love on the basis of that absolute standard. The prerequisite for this is to possess the heart of a true parent.
The organic interrelationship within the three great subject partners principle
7 The three great subject partners principle expresses an organic interrelationship that is mutual, absolute and indivisible. This is because a true parent, true teacher and true owner can stand in the position of either a subject partner or an object partner in relation to the other two. In other words, once you attain the position of a true parent, the qualities of a true teacher and true owner emerge. Once you reach the position of a true teacher, the qualities of true parent and true owner naturally develop. Similarly, when you attain the position of a true owner, you will immediately become a true parent and true teacher as well. From the outset, human beings were born to inherit and embody God’s complete three great subject partners principle. Therefore, as we become people of character, perfecting this principle, we become like God Himself. We need a heart that is like God’s to love other people and all creation just as He does, on the basis of His absolute standard. In other words, we are to attain a state of loving oneness with God, wherein we can love the creation. At that point, the true parent, true teacher and true owner converge.
8 The world operates through the harmony of various systems and relationships. In this complex and diverse world, the principle of becoming a true owner naturally applies to the relationships between people, but it also applies to the relationship between human beings and the creation. The question is, upon what basis can one be called a true owner? Someone who lives for others, caring for and sacrificing to serve others—in other words, a person who practices true love in daily life—can be called a true owner. Only someone who cares for the creation with true love, protecting and nurturing it, can become a true owner of all creation. In light of this, it is not your position or worldly status that makes you a true owner. It is determined by your character and capacity to love. The president of a company who loves and cares for all his employees with a parental heart is the true owner of that company. A nation’s president can be the true owner of that nation only if he or she loves its citizens as a parent and shares the sorrows and joys of life with them.
Our conscience is our true parent, true teacher and true owner
9 Ladies and gentlemen, God’s creation is truly mysterious and profound. God created us as His children, to be the lords of creation. To this end, He gave each of us the highest and greatest gift: a conscience. We receive this special gift of a conscience as a compass to guide us through life in this earthly world. We can say that our lifespan may be one hundred years. Regardless of who we are, from the moment of our birth to the moment we die we cannot escape the influence of our conscience. The most elevated function of the conscience is its role as our true parent, true teacher and true owner. Our conscience acts as a true parent, true teacher and true owner on behalf of God, guiding our life and educating us from the moment of birth. Our conscience functions as a guide, keeping watch over our every action at every moment. Its awareness of our every word, thought and deed precedes that of our parents, our teachers and even God. God infused into the conscience the function of guiding and supervising life.
10 Before our parents or teachers know, and even before God knows, the conscience knows everything that we do, say and think. It is because God bequeathed to us the conscience with the original function to guide and watch over our lives. However, the conscience, which should be clear as crystal, has been clouded due to the Fall. Amid all manner of sin and spiritual sickness, it now is unable to fulfill its original function fully. Knowing this, please become people who can listen to the voice of your conscience. You should cry out for liberation, for freedom from this evil world that is under Satan’s dominion.
11 There is no way for fallen people to restore the original function of the conscience by their own power. This is because they have not established a direct vertical relationship with God. The 6.5 billion people in the world today are all off-center, many living with the illusion that their own way of life is the best. However, until someone achieves a direct relationship with God in accordance with the absolute standard of a ninety-degree-angle, no one will be able to find the path to salvation.
12 Beloved leaders from around the world, there is but one person who holds the keys to free humanity from Satan’s bondage and lead them to heaven. He is the first and probably the last in history to hold such a position. That person is the one standing before you today. I never wished for or sought this position, but God anointed me and placed me in the position of the Savior, Messiah, returning Lord and True Parents of humankind. It is a position that is absolutely free of the influence of Satan’s realm. It is indeed I, Rev. Moon, whom God has charged to practice and demonstrate personally a life based on the truth and submission to the conscience. The path of a True Parent, True Teacher and True Owner I am walking will allow the people of the world, who are going 6.5 billion separate ways, to reconnect to God at a ninety-degree angle.
13 Billions of absolute good spirits in the spirit world are testifying in unison to this fact. The founders of the great religions, principally Jesus, as well as great philosophers and thinkers, and even some communist leaders, are shedding tears of gratitude for this amazing truth. The grace of the Blessing from the True Parents can even save the people in the spirit world, and in fact, there is no other way.
14 Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for humanity to fulfill the heavenly decree of creating one family under God through the international and cross-cultural Blessing. My teachings as the True Parents are here for you to receive now. How can the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven be created other than by becoming one family under God? What other way is there to create the ideal world that God envisioned at the time of the creation, the world in which all people are united beyond the barriers of race, culture, religion and nationality, and where war and conflict are no more? Without your being aware of it, the True Parents have proclaimed the opening of the Era after the Coming of Heaven, which will allow all humanity to be liberated. Even God will be liberated and His heart set completely free. The True Parents now are taking this revolutionary truth that we all have to become true parents, true teachers and true owners, to the ends of the earth.
15 Ladies and gentlemen, the fundamental spirit of the 2007 World Culture and Sports Festival is that of fulfilling the sacred task of bringing all people together as one family. Please remember that our mission, as people of religious, cultural and athletic prowess, is to come together as one and bring the era beginning a new universal civilization of peace into fruition. Religious people, in particular, have to become the leaders of this sacred revolution of true love. Rev. Moon has completed in advance all the preparations necessary for this.
16 All you have to do now is trust in and follow the True Parents. With your conscience as your compass, attain the status of a true parent, true teacher and true owner. Manifest true love in your daily life, thus shaping your eternal life in heaven. Heavenly fortune will speed you on your path, and your good ancestors who have received the marriage Blessing will actively assist you in your activities. Have courage, and strive to go forward! I pray that you may attain the true family ideal, based on the three great subject partners principle, so that you can shout three cheers for the advent of the era of the kingdom of peace under the sacred reign of peace.
Section 1. True Parents' Life and Accomplishments
1 Ladies and gentlemen, looking back, my life has indeed been like a dream. At the youthful age of sixteen, with nothing but the buoyant spirit and aspirations of youth, I was called by Heaven and began to live for the will of God. This left no room in my heart for any worldly ambitions I may have cherished. It has never been an easy path, but I have followed it for more than eighty years, looking nowhere but straight ahead. This was the life I was destined to lead, with no choice but to shake off the embrace of my beloved parents, brothers and sisters, who clung to me, wanting me to stay with them. They endured great self-sacrifice and walked a thorny path of sorrow and suffering for my sake.
2 Mine has been a journey through a wilderness that no one among the 6.5 billion people living on earth can ever comprehend. Even as I persevered through the hardships of prison life six times, I never let go of the key to the providence. Such has been my life. This was all because I came to know only too well how anguished, aggrieved and full of bitter sorrow was the heart of God as He waited for thousands of years to find us. I realized that if God, who is the origin of billions of people and the Creator of everything in the universe, is not relieved from His sorrow, human life will remain completely without value.
True Parents' life
3 My life for the past eighty-eight years, dedicated to the completion of the mission of True Parents, has been one of sorrow, marked by inexpressible suffering and persecution. As the third Adam, the True Parent, I need to restore through indemnity and complete everything that the first and second Adams came to do. I am responsible to complete not only the mission of the Savior, the Messiah, and the Lord at his Second Coming, but also the missions of the major figures from whom religions have sprung.
4 Bearing similarities to God’s creation of the universe, where not even the smallest error is permitted, my life has constituted the great work of re-creating humanity. It has been a lonely course that I cannot discuss fully with anyone. Life took me down thorny paths through the wilderness that I had to follow while utterly alone. Not even God could acknowledge me. Frequently hovering in a state between life and death, even vomiting blood, I had to rise again like a phoenix to remain true to my promise to God.
5 Though innocent, I had to endure imprisonment six times: for working in the underground independence movement in my early days while studying in Japan; for propagating the will of God in Pyongyang, which was under communist control immediately after Korea’s independence from colonial rule; during the Syngman Rhee administration after Korea had been reborn as a free nation; and even in the United States, which proudly presents itself to the world as a model of democracy. No one on earth can understand my eventful life, which I lived for the sake of perfecting the model of absoluteness in conjugal love. It has been a life of misery. By biting my tongue, I have endured for the sake of our God, who deserves pity, and for the sake of the salvation of the world’s fallen people, who are suffering in the realm of death. Even now, if someone were to look into my heart and speak but one word of sympathy, I would burst into tears; they would flow like a waterfall.
6 Once someone becomes an old man of eighty-eight, he normally looks back on his life and quietly prepares to enter the next world. Yet, my life begins from now. It is not because I am encumbered by attachments to this life. No, it is because God called me to be the True Parent and save people who are suffering in and unable to escape from the fallen realm, and I have yet to fulfill that mission.
7 We have now arrived in the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven, the time of harvest. This year, I will continue to guide you in carrying out this universal revolution for the restoration of humanity. Please do not hesitate! Let us hold hands and together uphold the heavenly decree in fulfilling our calling and responsibility! How can we avert our eyes from the situation in which tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters are dying helplessly while waiting for salvation?
The True Family's victory through three generations
8 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 convey our inaugural message through a global tour of 120 nations. On this foundation of True Parents’ victory, my wife took the baton and completed a second world tour this spring, during which she held rallies to proclaim a message of peace in 180 nations. It was a tremendous victory in which two generations of the True Family—True Parents and True Children—worked together proclaiming this message of peace. This victory, in which the children of the Cain-type realm and Abel-type realm came together on a universal level and offered themselves as the foundation for True Parents, returned the providential realm of ownership to God.
9 On the basis of this victory, on June 13 of this year, heaven and earth were unified. God and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind were firmly established in their rightful positions through the Cheon Jeong Gung Entrance Ceremony and Coronation of the King and Queen of Peace in Heaven and on Earth. These events constituted a glorious victory, unprecedented in history. On this day, God, who had walked the course over countless years in the providence, alone, in bitter sorrow, in tears, behind the scenes of history, was liberated, set completely free, and firmly settled into His position as the King and Master of heaven and earth.
10 The victory of God and True Parents, who have entered the Cheon Jeong Peace Palace, is linked to an outpouring of tremendous grace through which the 6.5 billion people of the world can return to dwell within Heaven’s household. On August 31, 2006, the True Parents, True Children and also the True Grandchildren assembled for a third world tour to convey God’s Word and the Blessing. I personally launched this tour here in Korea. The three generations of the True Family bestowed the Blessing in forty nations. They have returned on this happy day, victorious after their long journey. This world tour was outstanding in particular because of the active participation of three generations of the True Parents’ family.
11 Upon founding the Universal Peace Federation, in order to build one family under God through proclaiming God’s Word and administering the marriage Blessing, I completed a world speaking tour with my wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, our children and our grandchildren. In this way we successfully modeled three generations fulfilling the marriage Blessing ideal within one family. One hundred twenty representatives of Christianity from America, 1,200 other religious leaders and 12,000 ambassadors for peace from across the world traveled simultaneously throughout 190 nations. They represented their own nations by spreading the peace message of the True Parents and sharing the marriage Blessing. These tours helped establish true family values as the universal values of humanity that will expand a new God-centered civilization.
12 These leaders made up a corps of the peace kingdom of heaven and earth, an army restoring a nation a day with the truth and Blessing. The Word and Blessing, proclaimed simultaneously each day in twelve major cities of each nation, brought the greatest joy to all humanity. The mobilization of the three generations of the True Family is an event that will be renowned for eternity. It is something that no saint ever imagined, a miracle that will be praised forevermore as a victorious liberation of Heaven.
13 Today, October 14, 2006 is yet another day of history-shaping victory that I will never forget. It is the anniversary of the day the United Nations forces liberated me and I became a free man after spending two years and eight months in a North Korean labor camp. The communists took over North Korea shortly after the liberation of my country. I had been conveying Heaven’s message to the people living under the communists and, as a result, was unjustly imprisoned. October 14, 1950 was a perilous day, and Heaven was compelled to create a miracle. It was on this day that I, the person with the seal of the True Parent of humankind, was to be publicly executed. There was no way that Heaven could ignore this. I declare this day, which bears such great providential significance, to be a historic day of victory. Through it, as the True Parent of humankind under the protection of God, I offer glory and respect to Heaven and blessings and love to the earth.
14 Please do not forget that our mission is to elevate the Universal Peace Federation, now one year old, to the position of the Abel-type UN. Heaven is instructing us to develop the Universal Peace Federation 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 promoting the establishment within it of a peace council. It would have the same rank as the current UN Security Council, but be free from Satan’s realm. This council would be a legislative body consisting 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 work not for the interests of nations, as the UN presently does, but for humanity’s true welfare and peace, based upon a perspective that goes beyond national interests. The concept of the Universal Peace Federation, which was launched according to God’s ideal purpose of creation, could not have emerged from the wisdom of one human being. It is the unsurpassed, supreme blessing Heaven has given humanity as we usher in the new millennium. Thus, it is my hope that the Mongolian People’s Federation will recognize and fulfill its duty as a partner of the Universal Peace Federation in achieving these noble goals bestowed by Heaven.
The work True Parents have done
15 1 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 razor’s edge between life and death, I held on dearly to Heaven’s command to bring salvation to humanity because I had received Heaven’s seal and was made fully aware of the objectives of God’s Will. Though beaten down many times, I rose up like the phoenix and continued my exhausting work. Now leaders of religion, academia, politics and other fields, both here in America and throughout the world, recognize me as the champion in eight areas of spiritual knowledge and discipline.
16 The first has to do with the knowledge of God. Until now, God has been understood only as an all-knowing and all-powerful being. People envision God sitting on a throne of honor and glory as the absolute Master, having nothing to do with the created world. There is another side to this, however. From the moment I embarked on my journey to fulfill God’s 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 God’s pain and sorrow and bring liberation and total freedom to His heart. Finally, on January 13, 2001, through the Enthronement Ceremony for God’s Kingship, I was able to restore His throne of glory and power and offer it to Him.
17 The second area has to do with the reality of Satan. Throughout history, human beings have not known the identity of the devil, Satan, who caused the Fall and led us into all kinds of evils. For fourteen years, I labored desperately through crushing spiritual battles to discover all the secrets of the spirit world. Finally, I discovered the identity of Satan, the origin of evil. Taking it one step further, I uncovered Satan’s strategy and tactics by which he multiplied his power. Satan’s strategy was to defile the human lineage through the Fall. After discovering this, I totally committed to restoring God’s original lineage. The international cross-cultural marriage Blessing movement, now widely known throughout the world, is the heavenly path developed for this purpose.
18 The third area has to do with understanding the human condition. What is the origin of human beings, how should we live, and where are we meant to go? Why do fallen people’s mind and body fight, struggling in continual conflict? What is the meaning of life and death? Does the world after death truly exist? If it does, what does that mean for how we live while on earth? The Principle of Creation that I have discovered provides detailed answers to these questions and others. In addition, I have the ability to look into the hearts of men and women and intuit their destiny. That is why, throughout the world, I have been matching many young people with their spouses-to-be.
19 The fourth area has to do with knowledge and understanding of the spirit world. The spirit world, the world beyond physical death, really exists. All people are bound to go there as an extension of their earthly life. Human life is a continuous stream all the way from one’s conception and life in the womb to an eternal life after one’s physical death. 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, receive the Seonghwa Ceremony. This ceremony is not for mourning; rather it is to joyfully bid farewell and congratulate the departed on their path to the heavenly realms, where they will enjoy eternal life. We should understand clearly that the countless saints and sages who lived on earth throughout history are actually alive in the spirit world. Having been reborn as absolute good spirits after receiving the True Parents’ marriage Blessing, they are assisting God’s providence on the earth. 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, we will be judged based on our life’s record. That is why all human beings should practice true love, and sacrifice themselves for a greater cause throughout their lives.
20 The fifth area has to do with the knowledge of Jesus. I came to understand the terrible tragedy of the crucifixion. Jesus came as God’s Son, the Savior and Messiah, but he was opposed and rejected, even by the people whom God had prepared to receive him. It was God’s Will that Jesus, as the second Adam, fulfill the model of a God-centered ideal family and engraft all humanity. Christianity became the foundation of Western civilization through Rome, and then became the nucleus of the Atlantic and Pacific civilizations. It has always stood in the position of the bride to receive the Lord at his Second Coming. Therefore Christians in particular have to comprehend Jesus’ heart of sorrow at being driven to the cross, at being unable to fully live out God’s Will for him. My teachings clearly explain the truth of Jesus’ mission, the salvation through the cross, and the reason for his return.
21 The sixth area is the knowledge of the core contents of the Bible and other scriptures. These are revelations that enable human beings, trapped in ignorance by the Fall of the first human ancestors, to return to God. Scriptures express important teachings in metaphor and symbol. Only the Messiah sent by Heaven can reveal the full meaning of these metaphors and symbols. Hence, Jesus was able to disclose the core content and deep meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures. In the same way, my teachings shed light upon God’s message, His providence of salvation revealed everywhere in the Bible. The Bible is a book of revelation that teaches us God’s ideal for the creation, of the Fall, and of the path of restoration. The Divine Principle that I discovered provides clear explanations for what the world’s scriptures expressed in metaphor and symbol.
22 The seventh area is in the knowledge and understanding of the ultimate purpose of human history. History is not merely a record of coincidental events. Human events have been flowing in a clear direction and with a clear purpose. They comprise the history of the providence for the re-creation of human beings to their original state, through indemnity, a history of restoration for their salvation. Because of this insight into the origin and direction of history, I was able to predict accurately the sudden end of communism and dialectical materialism, which I proclaimed at the 1985 Professors World Peace Academy conference in Geneva, Switzerland, when the Soviet Union was at its peak. Today, I am declaring that it is time for all nations and religions to break down their barriers. 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 that transcends religion and nationality. It will be God’s kingdom on earth, which we call Cheon II Guk.
23 The eighth area concerns true family values. God’s ideal of creation is to build God-centered true families. The goal of His salvation providence is to restore the ideal of the true family, the ideal that Adam could not fulfill in his own family. This is the way to establish the foundation for the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven. The marriage Blessing, which is the core of a movement that I have been leading, is not an ordinary wedding ceremony. It is a sacred ritual through which to eradicate the original sin and engraft human beings with 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 ideal families. Families centered on the True Parents can be the base for the perfection of relationships within the four realms of heart and three kingships, thereby becoming the foundation for the kingdom of heaven.
24 As I have mentioned, I have become well known throughout the world as a champion in each of these eight areas. Yet, for the victory to be won, all humankind must work together with the help of God.
The tradition of our True Parents is for the sake of humanity
25 Ladies and gentlemen, as we begin the twenty-first century, we find ourselves at a truly historic turning point. It is a point of decision, between settling everlasting world peace, or repeating the twentieth century’s bleak and oppressive history of war and conflict. The twentieth century was a period of ceaseless struggle, including nations scrambling for colonies, the First and Second World Wars, the Cold War between East and West, and the Korean War, a providential battle to recover God’s homeland for which the United Nations Security Council mobilized the forces of sixteen countries.
26 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 in 1945 after the Second World War, would be an institution for peace, and that it would uphold God’s will for the realization of eternal world peace. The United Nations has indeed made important contributions to peace. Nevertheless, at its sixtieth anniversary 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, but 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.
27 On September 12, 2005, I proclaimed throughout heaven and earth the establishment of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), which will enable God’s providence to flourish. It is now possible for the UPF to serve as an Abel-type counterpart to the UN in the Era after the Coming of Heaven. It will renew the Cain-type UN and open the way for millions of ambassadors for peace throughout the world. These individuals have taken up my teachings, the way of the Heavenly Parent, which consist of the principles of true love and the ideal of the true family. Assuredly they will fulfill the heavenly call to create one family under God. •
The central person of the restoration of the homeland
28 On this meaningful occasion, please engrave this message in your hearts. Your family’s good ancestors in heaven are already blessed. Numbering in the billions, they have come to the earth today and they are listening to this message with you. This is because they can perfect themselves and advance to the position of true parents, true teachers and true lords and owners only through you, their descendants. Beyond that, they need to restore their original selves by uniting in mind and body with True Parents, the King of all kings. Living the life of absolute obedience to True Parents, they have to mobilize completely for the establishment of heaven on earth and heaven in heaven. Please remember that the physical and spirit worlds are alive and are with you every moment.
29 There is one more request I have for you today. Please immerse yourselves in the content of my peace messages. Reach the point where you know them virtually by heart. Make them the guidelines for your life. These messages of peace summarize my teachings, which can be found in the six hundred volumes of True Parents’ speeches. If you manage to do this, heaven and earth, with God in the forefront, will unite and protect you. You then will establish the peaceful ideal world envisioned by God, and live in the joy of eternal liberation and complete freedom.
30 Your families now should fix their place in history by fulfilling the mission of the Abel UN’s peace kingdom corps and peace kingdom police force, to advance God’s providence in the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. History will remember you forever, for leading a noble life devoted to the well-being of humanity and world peace. I am now developing globally the peace kingdom corps and the peace kingdom police force, which I founded. Who, if not leaders such as you and your families, can stand in the forefront of these two organizations under the banner of UPF, the Abel UN?
31 What will you do in this desperate providential time of harvest, when we have to complete and perfect the liberation of God’s homeland in Korea? Will you be among the foolish who are trapped in the walls of selfish individualism and elitism? In the Era after the Coming of Heaven, will you remain in the Era before the Coming of Heaven and only live for your own sake? Whether you like it or not, Heaven has called you. It will guide you under the shining banner of the Abel UN, an organization proclaimed before heaven and earth and launched on September 23, 2007. Quickly work both to complete the reformation of the existing UN and to fulfill the mission of the Abel UN. Please thereby apply God’s ideal of creation to politics, economy, culture and education, based on the realms of God’s heart.
32 Agreement has to be unanimous among all nations. The heavenly fortune of the conjoined jubilee years of 2007 and 2008, the seventh and eighth years of Cheon II Guk of the Universal Peace Federation, will break down the walls and barriers. Please become the owners of the new era of the realms of God’s heart by inheriting the foundation of victory brought by the True Parents of heaven and earth. We surely will build God’s fatherland with our own hands. Keep in mind that democracy is an ideology of brotherhood. It is part of the transition to the age of true parents and true families, the era of the civilization of God’s heart. So, make a revolutionary leap over the summit of democracy without hesitation.
33 For the Republic of Korea to fulfill its role as the homeland, on the stage that the Abel UN erected with participants from 194 nations, I want you to be active in the forthcoming elections. Participate in the elections of the president, representatives, county heads, mayors and the like, and in the appointment of administrative secretaries. I want you to succeed at the task of bringing the political parties into oneness. Restore your homeland on earth, centering on leaders representing God. Before Heaven, I have proclaimed and launched the Korea-Japan undersea tunnel and Bering Strait tunnel project. You, as owners who have accomplished True Parents’ will, and who support the goal of restoring your homeland, have to see these through to completion.
34 Cheon II Guk and the Abel UN stand as Abel. The United States and the existing UN stand as Cain. These two sides should bind together as one to create equilibrium in heaven and earth. You should 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 anointed representatives. Perfect the creation of the original Garden of Eden that knows nothing of the Fall. That will complete the building of our homeland.
The fulfillment of rebirth, resurrection and eternal life
35 Ladies and gentlemen! In truth, God carries out His providence in mysterious ways. Dining the helicopter incident, which no one could have foreseen, Heaven mobilized the spirit world and made sure Satan would not dare harm my wife and me, the True Parents. Even in the eyes of ordinary people this incident was extraordinary, a miracle of miracles. It is being recorded as an amazing wonder, incomparable in history. I publicly declared January 13, 2013 to be the day to fulfill the glorious restoration of the homeland. I am devoting my entire being, day and night, for that purpose. Can Heaven possibly abandon me? As God’s representative in the flesh, I have accomplished His will on this earth. With whom can God work to perfect His providence and return humanity to His bosom, if not Rev. Moon? As my wife and I today are able to stand again here before you, thanks to God’s tremendous grace, our hearts are bursting with emotion.
36 God called us and anointed us as the True Parents of humanity. Human beings are orphans, born into the fallen lineage without true parents. They have wandered aimlessly for thousands of years. We have received Heaven’s great mandate to save all people and bring them back to God. With four years to go in this final leg of our drive toward the year 2013,1 proclaimed the combined jubilee years, the seventh and eighth years of God’s kingdom of Cheon II Guk, and issued the order to both the spiritual and physical worlds to advance in all directions. The helicopter incident happening during such a significant time period showed us again, clearly, that Heaven is alive and working for the sake of humanity. Now you must not forget, even for one second, the desperation attached to the time frame in which you are standing. You have to work with me hand in hand to carry on the explosive revolution of true love and true families, through which you will transform humanity into blessed families.
37 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, but he blazed the path of spiritual salvation for all humanity by achieving spiritual resurrection through the victory of the forty-day period after the cross. In this context, this helicopter accident has tremendous providential significance. Amid an all-out attack from Satan, True Parents obtained the complete, substantial victory, both spiritually and physically. This restored and safely settled the realm of a three-generation true family, which had been lost in the history of the providence, without shedding a drop of blood.
38 On that unforgettable day, July 19, the day of the helicopter accident, rebirth was completed. On the twentieth day after the accident, August 7 (Chil Pal Jeol; 7.8 Day), resurrection was completed. Now it is the fortieth day since the accident, and we consolidate this victory by proclaiming the Day of the Perfection of Eternal Life. I proclaim the new day of eternal life. On this day we sing praise to eternal liberation and complete freedom, to a new heaven and earth, the final and ideal realm of the providence centering on God.
39 January 13, 2013 is coming with the promise of a new era and a new nation. True Parents’ true love will realize Cheon II Guk through the Parent UN, which will recover the homeland of peace and unity. Let us march on toward the day of the nation of Cheon II Guk, the substantial kingdom of peace, in which we enjoy the eternal jubilee year, preserving God’s lineage and perfect Blessing, and attending the original God as the Father of all!
Section 2. God's Providential View of History
1 Everything that exists, regardless of its size, originated from a single root. This is not easy to perceive, because the Fall severed all relationships and plunged humanity into ignorance. Nonetheless, all things of creation, including the sun, desire to live in the realm of true love within the realm of the true lineage. They desire a world in which each entity creates a realm of resonance, and in which each lives for the sake of the other while attending the True Parents and True Family according to its own standard and form. This is a world of natural order where all things, throughout the universe, live with humanity centered on God in equilibrium, where there is no circuit overload, as they say in electrical engineering. This is a world where everyone in the universe wants to establish the kingdom of goodness and live in it peacefully for eternity.
The Coronation of the King and Queen of Cosmic Peace
2 This is the venue of a tremendous event in the history of God’s providence, an event unprecedented and never to be repeated. It is the day 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 are here. They are above your head now, joining with you in celebration of this awesome moment. All nature is rejoicing, and heaven and earth resound with choruses of hallelujah! If you truly understood the infinite value of this day, you would not be able to sit still. You would go throughout the world singing hymns of joy and dancing in ecstasy.
3 Do you know the significance of January 13, 2001? It was the day of the Enthronement Ceremony for God’s Kingship. For countless years Heaven had been waiting with eager anticipation for that event, the greatest, most exalted celebration ever witnessed. On that day, Rev. Moon, who had received the anointing as the True Parent of all humankind, who 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 endured an existence filled with lamentation and grief, even as He conducted His providence with a parental heart. When that presentation was offered to God, it marked His long awaited moment of 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.
4 For the following three years, we, the True Parents, held firmly to the helm while the winds of heavenly fortune swirled around us like a typhoon. We dashed forward as though each day were a thousand years. Then on the foundation of True Parents’ victory, we declared May 5, 2004 the Day of the Victory of the Number Ten Combining Two Halves. 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, history-shaping revolution that will return the earth to God in substantial reality.
5 These victories that I attained through blood, sweat and tears, and the unity of the True Parents with all humanity, laid the foundation for a series of historic proclamations. The first took place in Jerusalem, in 2003. With the affirmation of Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy, I had Jesus proclaimed the King of kings before heaven and earth. Following this, in 2004 my wife and I were installed as the King and Queen of Peace in a United States Senate building and at the Korean National Assembly. Finally, on this foundation, in June 2006 we conducted the coronation ceremony of the King and Queen of Cosmic Peace.
6 Today you are receiving amazing grace. You are participating in the coronation ceremony of the substantial King and Queen of Peace in heaven and on earth and you are registering as citizens of Cheon II Guk. Not only you, but also your ancestors by the tens of thousands are receiving grace along with you. They will thank you for eternity.
7 The Bible says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness.” (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 already had surveyed the land for Cheon II Guk. Who could have imagined, though, that they would see the day when the King of Peace in heaven and earth would ascend to his throne? You thought it was just a dream, but you are witnessing it in your lifetime.
The providential era and the anointed representatives (boonbongwang)
8 Humanity now is entering a new era, the era of heaven that turns the world upside down. It is a time God will work through the anointed representatives (boonbongwang) that, in my capacity as King of Peace, I am sending to every part of the world. In other words, this is the time we will complete God’s kingdom of Cheon II Guk.
9 If John the Baptist had fulfilled his responsibility in relation to Jesus, Judaism and Israel would not have opposed Jesus, and Jesus would not have gone the way of the cross. With John the Baptist at his side, Jesus would have led the people of Israel to inherit the authority and power of Rome which God had prepared over thousands of years. With this foundation secured, Jesus would have sent his anointed representatives on the roads leading from Rome to all corners of the earth. They would have been the representatives and ambassadors of Jesus, the King of Peace, and would have fulfilled their mission as his anointed representatives inheriting Heaven’s Will. They would have created Cheon II Guk, reigning over the earth free from walls and barriers, the kingdom of peace, liberated and completely without evil.
10 We know well that for the past two thousand years, humanity was unable to free itself from Satan’s deception and had to walk a path of restoration through indemnity. The mistake of one person, John the Baptist, who failed to unite with Jesus and then died a miserable death, was behind this. Nonetheless, by heavenly law, God’s providence is neither permanently impeded nor abandoned due to human error. Today, God has chosen this land of Korea to become the homeland in which His providence comes to fruition. It is because this is True Parents’ homeland. They were born here and received the spirit of this land at their birth.
11 I am working hard to send my anointed representatives to all nations. The era in which they live is one in which mistakes such as that of John the Baptist will never be repeated. Unlike Jesus, whose time ended abruptly through his going the way of the cross, I surely will complete the restoration of God’s homeland on this earth, as I have received Heaven’s 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 so create the original ideal kingdom of everlasting peace.
The course of the development of history
12 God desires to save humankind from evil and sin, and to actualize the ideal He envisioned for all His creation. In the context of God’s providential plan, the Korean War was not a simple war merely involving this country and that country. It was a just war that shaped history by bringing God’s providence to fruition. This understanding is 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 life’s work and for the Korean peninsula. I will therefore speak about some aspects of God’s providence that I have recently announced, related to the Pacific Rim.
13 If you carefully examine the progress of history, you undoubtedly can discover God’s plan and sense His presence as He tirelessly worked behind the scenes. Consider the history of civilization, which began centering on four of the world’s great rivers. 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 on the Indus River, and early Chinese civilization on the Yellow River.
14 The center of civilization shifted over time to the shores of the Mediterranean, 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 an island civilization, Great Britain, which flourished in the Atlantic sphere. The British Empire, which dominated the seven seas and wielded its might as “the empire on which the sun never sets,” 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 the victories of the First and Second World Wars, and the third, the Cold War, it triumphed over totalitarianism and communism. However, that victory does not simply mean that America is great. The development of human civilization does not stop here. Victory came because God chose 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.
15 Ladies and gentlemen, the present time 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. Its course has come to the point in God’s providence where it will conclude in the Pacific Rim region. No force can stop God’s 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, nothing now can prevent the rise of the Pacific Rim era. Herein lies the special reason that Heaven declared this a jubilee year.
Building a new civilization
16 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 lifetime on earth? Jesus came as the Savior and Messiah, to save all humankind. He did not come just to save the people of Israel, a small nation located on the edge 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 first teach and transform Rome and then rule over her empire. Heaven was eager for a civilization that could bring salvation to all humanity by employing Rome’s strength. Yet Jesus was cruelly put to death on the cross, as we know all too well through the biblical record.
17 After thousands of years of preparation, God finally had been able to send Jesus to the earth as His only Son. There is no way to fathom God’s heart as He anxiously watched Jesus’ each and every action. Jesus’ death was a tragedy that broke God’s heart. It brought Him anguish even more extreme than the time when Adam and Eve, whom He created as our first ancestors, were lost from the Garden of Eden due to the Fall. During the two thousand years since 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 States’ mission is to bring harmony and unity among all Christians as soon as possible and, in the twenty-first century fulfill the responsibility that belonged to the Roman Empire, but which was not realized in Jesus’ time.
18 On America’s shoulders rests the responsibility, within God’s providence, to bring harmony and oneness among the world’s 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 Heaven’s decree. Then how can we unify Christianity? God has already revealed the solution through me, Rev. Moon, the True Parents of humankind. God gave me the supreme commandment 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.
The future of humanity in the Pacific Rim era
19 Peace-loving leaders! Among the 6.5 billion people on the earth today, almost five billion are our neighbors, relatives and brothers and sisters belonging to the Pacific Rim region. In other words, many of our fellow human beings share the same root as the sphere of the Mongolian peoples. After we receive the marriage Blessing and pull together centering on God’s ideal for peace, there is nothing we cannot do. The future of humanity is in our hands.
20 God’s 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 which Great Britain once held, but on the other side of the world. It is now about to fulfill its destiny as it reaches fruition on the Korean peninsula, the homeland of the True Parents who have emerged on the earth as the Savior of humanity and the returning Messiah. The Korean peninsula stands in a position like Rome in Jesus’ time. Although it is a place of religious and political conflict, it is here that the problems of the entire world can be solved. From the geopolitical point of view, at this time when world peace is to be settled, the Korean peninsula is prominent as the point of most radical confrontation.
21 The principles of restoration through indemnity make it inevitable that civilization will bear fruit in the Pacific Rim region, centered on the Korean peninsula. Fortunately, during the Korean War, UN forces, led by the United States, mobilized to the peninsula. Yet they did not fulfill God’s will and recover the homeland and hometown of God’s desire. They left the job half done. As a result, global conflict and strife emerged, thereafter called the Cold War. During this period, the Korean people were deprived of their possessions and displaced, and this led them to search for God. In order to restore this through indemnity, I established the Universal Peace Federation. I then reorganized the peace kingdom corps and peace kingdom police force, comprised of the heavenly women 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 these organizations. These peace organizations stand in the forefront for actualizing a God-centered world of peace. They will create the peaceful, ideal world that God desires.
22 You may not be aware of this, but I have been assisting behind the scenes of the Six Party Talks currently being held for the sake of resolving the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula, reconciling democratic nations with communist nations. I am presenting a new solution and plan based on the principles of peace and harmony rooted in Heavenly Parentism. At such intense times, what exactly should be the role of America and the United Nations? Hawaii, in the Pacific, and Norfolk, Virginia, 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 should 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 centering on Korea, Japan and the United States.
23 As I was well aware of Heaven’s 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. While on my way to meet Kim II Sung of North Korea in 1991, I first visited Hawaii and prayed there, at that critical moment, with the purpose of bringing the Cold War era to an end. On that victorious foundation I returned to Korea, where I am working to complete the providence of establishing God’s homeland and hometown. This year, in particular, a jubilee year in the providence, I again prayed in Hawaii as the first stop on a visit to America.
24 Ladies and gentlemen, I ask that you carefully analyze the current state of affairs in the world. Although the days of communism are gone, powerful nations such as China and Russia even now are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to pursue their own interests aggressively at the expense of small and powerless island nations. No small island nation by itself can deal with these powerful nations and their ambitions, which are economic, political and even military. They are so powerful that, if they wanted to, they could dominate a small nation in a single day, without shedding blood.
25 Only when we settle peace and security in the Pacific Rim can we guarantee peace for all humanity. 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 these small island nations in the Pacific Rim sphere to unite as one 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, should become as one country, forming a union to sustain peace throughout 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, a lifeline upon which humanity’s future depends, from environmental destruction and conflicts that are worsening by the day, and to shield its natural resources for the sake of peace in the future.
26 During the past eighty-some years, I have upheld the commands of God and dedicated myself wholeheartedly to establishing the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven, that is, a world of peace, the ideal God envisioned at the Creation. I have visited all corners of the world many times over in order to disseminate Heaven’s message. Notably, as we entered the twenty-first century, I revealed this teaching about Heaven’s providential direction and the future of humankind centered on the Pacific Rim, which is God’s final blessing and warning to all people. There is no other way to realize a world of peace. Following the commands of God, the True Parent of humankind, I have embraced the world. Establishing the Abel UN, I am actively pursuing and practicing the providence of salvation. Unless people uphold Rev. Moon’s teachings, there is no hope for the future of humanity. Please engrave this message, which is Heaven’s ultimatum, in your heart, and hold on to it as the standard by which you will lead your life.
Section 3. The Providence of the Cheon II Guk Era
1 As we begin the twenty-first century, we find ourselves at a truly historic turning point. It is a point of decision, between realizing everlasting world peace, or repeating the twentieth century’s bleak and oppressive history of war and conflict. The twentieth century was a period of ceaseless struggle, including nations scrambling to gain colonies, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War, to which the United Nations mobilized the forces of sixteen nations. They were mobilized to the Korean peninsula under God’s providence in order to regain God’s homeland of peace. Even after that, however, humanity had to endure a period of conflict and hostility during the Cold War between East and West. 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 God’s Will for the realization of eternal world peace.
2 The United Nations has indeed made important contributions to peace since 1945. 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, but 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.
The emergence of the Universal Peace Federation
3 Throughout history, people have worked continuously for peace based upon human effort alone. Consider the confrontation between democracy and communism. Outwardly, the difference between the two is the extent to which they recognize and assure individual rights and freedoms. Yet from the viewpoint of God’s providence, communism and democracy are like children who have lost their parents. The two divided into the positions of Cain and Abel respectively and became trapped in the chains of fraternal conflict. Throughout history, peace movements inevitably reached their limit and ended in failure because imperfect human beings carried them out. This is why the United Nations, although launched with the splendid dream of realizing world peace, today must admit its inherent limitations and confess that it can no longer give hope to humanity. This is simply because the UN was launched during the era prior to the time when God could govern the unfolding of His providence in history directly.
4 Now, however, it is entirely possible for the Universal Peace Federation to fulfill its mission to unite heaven and earth and form the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world. This is because it represents God’s victory and the fruit of the True Parents’ blood, sweat and tears. Therefore, the Universal Peace Federation is the world’s cherished hope. It will carry out the role of an Abel-type counterpart to the existing Cain-type United Nations, to renew the UN and provide the leadership for a new sovereignty of universal peace, Cheon II Guk.
5 The Universal Peace Federation will now stand in the Abel position to the existing UN. It will not be an arena of competition like that between the member nations and departments of the UN. Instead, on a pan-global level encompassing heaven and earth, it will carry out a history-shaping revolution for the peace and welfare of humanity. Unlike the UN, which focuses on superficial issues and slogans, the Universal Peace Federation will fulfill the messianic mission that genuinely benefits humankind on a fundamental and substantive level. With this purpose in mind, on October 20 last year while in the Ukraine during my world speaking tour conveying the inaugural message of the Universal Peace Federation in 120 nations, I proclaimed before the world the inauguration of the global peace kingdom police force and the global peace kingdom corps. These two organizations will play roles corresponding to those of the red blood cells and white blood cells of our bodies. In all corners of the world they will nourish and protect the blessed families who have made a new beginning by engrafting to the lineage of Heaven. They will be sentinels, defending, protecting and cultivating this beautiful world, this Garden of Eden given to us by God, for which we need to be grateful.
6 With a view to building the ideal kingdom of heaven that is God’s desire, I am promoting the world’s most ambitious project, which is to build a tunnel under the Bering Strait. This will be part of the International Highway of Peace that is to connect all oceans and continents and allow people to travel freely around the globe. The United Nations, which began with the noble ideal of realizing world peace, is now only a shadow of what it was meant to be. Unable to turn my back on this sad reality, I am promoting the renewal of the UN. In support of these efforts, I have founded the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) as the new Peace UN, or Abel-type UN, with the belief that we need to pour new wine into fresh wineskins. UPF will guide humanity into the revolutionary era in which a new and universal civilization of peace will begin. It is already active in more than 120 nations.
7 The Mongolian race makes up 74 percent of the world’s population; it is the largest racial group in the world. We should inspire all five billion of them and generate a climate of true love on this planet. You and I were born on the Korean peninsula; we share the same cultural background. You are the peace ambassadors and envoys of Heaven who are conveying my teachings and educating others to establish exemplary families of true love, true life and true lineage. You, who have become ambassadors for peace, please go forward with conviction and dignity, as prophets who come with Heaven’s truth and have no fear of death. Go out as Heaven’s envoys, and God will certainly grant you eternal life.
8 The Mongolian birthmark, which we have in common, is not merely a physical mark of the Mongolian race. It is the mark Heaven gave the Dong- Yi tribes long ago, by which the True Parents would inspire and unite all humanity at the arrival of the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. Furthermore, the Korean race, standing at the center of the Mongolian peoples, is chosen to stand in the forefront of the world’s 6.5 billion people. Its mission is to convey True Parents’ tradition on their behalf.
9 You should join the proud ranks of the global peace kingdom police force and the peace kingdom corps in service to the lofty aims of the Universal Peace Federation, for the sake of God and humanity. The more than 280 family names of Korea should become one, transcending clan and location, uniting proudly as a people God has chosen in this era. Please bear in mind that this is the God-given mission that you have as leaders representing the Korean clans and race.
10 Ladies and gentlemen, you each stand in the position of a leader representing the 1.2 million ambassadors for peace around the world, spearheading the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. You are Heaven’s emissary responsible for ensuring the peace and happiness of humankind in the future. You have the dual missions of the peace kingdom police force and peace kingdom corps. Therefore, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus and Muhammad, as well as hundreds of generations of your ancestors, have mobilized to watch your every move. Your mission is now as plain as can be. First and foremost, you should declare to every member of your clan and to all your acquaintances that the world has now entered the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven, the era for the establishment of Cheon II Guk. You are responsible to educate them about the providence God is carrying out on the global level in this era, led by the True Parents.
A project for peace
11 I am deeply moved by the hundreds of non-governmental organizations, national ambassadors, and religious leaders who stepped across the borders of race, nationality and religion, and gathered here in one place to fulfill the dream of one family under God.
12 1 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 not only to individuals but also to the family, the society and the nation.
13 Leaders from throughout the world, today we are marking the long sought conclusion of God’s providential history. Let me take this opportunity to repeat the proposal I have made for a truly providential and revolutionary project. This project is for the sake of the kingdom of peace, which is the culmination of the providence for God and humankind, and also for the purpose of establishing God’s homeland and original hometown.
14 Satan created the historical divisions of our world, into East and West, North and South. I propose that we build a passage across the Bering Strait that separates the North American and Russian landmasses. This passage, which I call the World Peace King Bridge and Tunnel, will link an International Highway of Peace that will allow people to travel on land from Africa’s Cape of Good Hope to Santiago, Chile, and from London to New York, across the Bering Strait, connecting the world as a single community. God is warning us that He will no longer tolerate separation and division. By carrying out this project we will bind the world together as one village. It will tear down the man-made walls between races, cultures, religions and countries, and establish the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world that has been God’s cherished desire.
15 The United States and Russia can become as one. The European Union, China, India, Japan, Brazil and all nations, and also the world’s religions, can combine their energies to make this project succeed. The success of this project will be decisive in establishing the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world, where people no longer wage war against each other.
16 Ladies and gentlemen, some may doubt that such a project can be completed. But where there is a will, there is always a way—especially if it is the will of God. The science and technology of the twenty-first century render it possible to construct a tunnel under the Bering Strait. The construction costs are also not a problem. Think of how much money the world is wasting on war. Humanity needs to realize that we are committing fearful sins in front of history and our descendants.
17 Let us take one example: How much money has the United States spent on the war in Iraq during the past four years? It is already 400 billion dollars. That budget would be more than enough to complete the Bering Strait project. War is a most immature and destructive means of resolving conflict. It will never lead to lasting peace. Now is the time, as the prophet Isaiah taught, to beat our swords into ploughshares and spears into pruning hooks. We should end the perverse cycle of war, which only sacrifices the lives of our children and squanders enormous sums of money. The time has come for the countries of the world to pool their resources and advance toward the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world desired by God, the Master of this great universe.
The fruits of God's providence are evident in history
18 On three occasions in 2009, once on January 15 and twice on January 31, we held the history-shaping “Coronation with the Authority of the Liberation of God, the King of Kings and Golden Anniversary Celebration.” On January 31 we held this ceremony at the Cheon Jeong Peace Palace in Korea, representing the East, and again in New York City, representing the West. In this way, we set a record by offering to Heaven a historically unprecedented, never to be repeated providential event on the same day in both the eastern and western hemispheres.
19 In April of2009, my wife and I celebrated the fiftieth commemoration of the day of our Holy Wedding. In 1960, students on the Korean peninsula were crying out in resistance to dictatorship. On the sixteenth day of the third month of the lunar calendar in that year, my wife and I received Heaven’s seal and embarked on the arduous course in the providence of restoration that the True Parents, True Teachers and True King and Queen of humanity 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 announce what I cannot explain at this time.
20 You are probably not aware of the profound providential significance in True Parents’ coronation and golden wedding anniversary. Due to the sin of humanity’s first ancestors, God’s true lineage was lost and history fell under the dominion of Satan’s false bloodline. I am sure you have learned about this reality through studying the Principle. This corrupted bloodline has been part and parcel of history. Isn’t it because of this that the physical world, and even the spirit world, became completely mired in antagonistic, confrontational, good-versus-evil, Cain-Abel relationships? No one has found a resolution to this tragedy, and history’s problems have gone unresolved to this day.
21 Times are now changing, however. On the occasions of True Parents’ coronation and golden wedding anniversary, the doors to the realm of complete unity between Cain and Abel are opened. We have entered the realm of grace where human beings can be restored to the level of completion and perfection. At this point we can inherit and share the original nature of God’s heart. In other words, we can reach the human state as originally intended, without a trace of the Fall. Using “O” for correct, and “X” for incorrect, we have entered the new era when the good governance of God, who is “O,” can completely embrace and digest the evil governance of Satan, who is “X,” leaving virtually no trace. The new era is beginning in which the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven is expanding substantially before our 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.
22 On this occasion, which has that unique significance, my wife and I celebrated our coronation and golden wedding anniversary and successfully held the Round Ball Peace Cup Cain- Abel Cosmic Harmony Tournament for thirteen days starting on April 21. Someday this will be a festival of peace for all humanity, surpassing even the Olympics. The Atletico Sorocaba football club from Brazil contributed greatly to this first tournament. They set aside everything else to come here at True Parents’ invitation. Sorocaba won the 2008 FA Cup championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During this short visit to Asia, they played against 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. Would you please give a warm round of applause to encourage the Sorocaba team!
23 You are now living in the age of blessed marriage and its fruits. The kingdom of heaven on earth, God’s ideal of creation, is being established before your eyes. I have dedicated my life of more than eighty years to Heaven alone. It has been a lonely path, stained with blood, sweat and tears. Yet now it is bearing mature fruit for the sake of the world’s 6.5 billion people. From the spirit world, the founders of the world’s religions, tens of thousands of saints and your own good ancestors are watching your every move. They will punish you a hundred-fold if you stray from the heavenly path.
The declaration of the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven
24 I have declared this year, 2007, a jubilee year in God’s providence. God has greatly blessed this holy year. It is a jubilee year the likes of which God and humankind have never experienced in thousands of years of history. God’s heart has been in pain throughout history because humanity has been imprisoned under Satan’s dominion. Humanity endured oppression under the sovereignty of evil throughout the Era before the Coming of Heaven. That time finally has come to an end! Beginning this year, the gates to the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven are open wide. We are 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, Heaven’s providence has expanded in extraordinary ways. Now ambassadors for peace in 185 nations, numbering in the tens of thousands, have received my teachings and are working day and night in response to a special decree of God.
25 Ladies and gentlemen, because I have spent my life discovering and disclosing the crimes of Satan, it was inevitable that I would face persecution. At times the intensity of my suffering was utterly beyond words. Now, however, I am victorious over all obstacles. I can therefore declare the Era after the Coming of Heaven, the age when the power of Heaven becomes manifest. On this foundation, I am building a worldwide Abel-realm that brings together religions and nations representing 78 percent of the world population. To create a corresponding worldwide Cain- realm, I am bringing together all those born with the Mongolian birthmark, which include some 74 percent of the world’s population.
26 Now these two, the worldwide Abel-realm and the worldwide Cain- realm, have to become one and unite with the Universal Peace Federation, which has been initiated as the Abel sovereignty. To establish the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world, we have to transcend religious affiliation and nationality and remove all blockages between entities such as nations. 1 would like to emphasize that this is the only way humankind will be able to achieve the original ideal of creation. It is our destiny to fulfill this responsibility. By doing so, we will establish the original right of ownership lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve.
27 Ladies and gentlemen, by virtue of Rev. Moon’s devotion to the path of Heaven throughout the more than eighty years of his life, a new world is emerging. On this foundation of victory, I have proclaimed the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. We are now living in the age of heavenly fortune, an age in which all people can be liberated and delivered from the quagmire of sin. It is the era in which we can establish the world of freedom and happiness, the ideal world as originally envisioned at the time of the Creation.
28 There are several clear reasons why Heaven designated the person standing before you, Rev. Moon, as the True Parent of humankind, and thereby opened up a new era. First, I have succeeded in practicing the way of living for the sake of others. That is, throughout my life I have practiced the values of true love, emerged triumphant, and offered that triumph to humanity. All people are born to live for the sake of others. However, because of the ignorance that resulted from the Fall, people practice the complete opposite—selfish individualism. I revealed this truth of Heaven and have imparted this knowledge to humankind for the first time in history. God is completely aware of the journey my life has taken, through thick and thin.
29 Second, I have dedicated my life to overcome all obstacles and lay a victorious foundation. Through the education provided by the actual practice of true love, I have fulfilled all the conditions necessary to recover and establish the parent-child relationship between God and humankind. I have opened the way for human beings, who became the children of the adulterer Satan, the enemy of love, and who have lived as slaves to false love, false life and false lineage, to be reborn and resurrected into the true lineage of God, the source of true love. In other words, I have opened wide the path for people to reach full spiritual maturity as individuals and to establish true families, tribes, peoples and nations, and a true world, through leading lives of true love.
Our mission in the Era after the Coming of Heaven
30 The Era after the Coming of Heaven that God and True Parents have begun is a time of dramatic change. You have the mission to make this era blossom and bear fruit in blessing and glory. I have said that in this age we have to recover the true lineage that was lost when Adam fell, by receiving the marriage Blessing through the True Parents. The providence of the marriage Blessing should be perfected in five stages, that of the individual, family, tribe, people and nation.
31 You are now advancing into the era of liberation and complete inner freedom, which is the providential era of the fourth Adam’s realm of heart, that is, the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. Through restoration through indemnity, we have passed through the Era before the Coming of Heaven, consisting of the Old, New and Completed Testament ages, and into a time when, metaphorically speaking, the sun is directly overhead and no shadow is cast. The present time corresponds to the era prior to Adam’s Fall, the era of building the original ideal world. It refers to the era of true love that is all encompassing, all-powerful and of overall authority. It is the realm of heart in which the spirit world and the physical world are bound together as a unified realm centering 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.
32 I have explained that within the realm of God’s grace through the True Parents, the way is prepared for all people to change their lineage through the holy wine ceremony, to receive the Holy Blessing, and to establish true families. The ultimate way to establish a peaceful, ideal world here on earth is to perfect a life that embraces absoluteness in the marriage relationship through the cross-cultural marriage Blessing. The cross-cultural Blessing is the grace by which you inherit Heaven’s lineage. You have come to know clearly that God has called you to the mission of teaching these things without fail. As an heir and actual representative of the True Parents, you now have to move beyond your concepts and level of awareness to fulfill the responsibility to which you have been called.
33 It is truly regrettable that you cannot perceive with your eyes this precious Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. It has never been seen before and will never again be repeated. The reason for this is that you are relying only on your five physical senses. I hope that you will open your five spiritual senses as quickly as possible, so that you may clearly perceive how the providence of Heaven is unfolding in this era. You live in the era of heavenly fortune, which you have received without offering anything on your part. Yet please bear in mind that the providential opportunity proceeds according to an absolute timetable and will not be available to you indefinitely.
34 Now the time has come for you to unite into one as the representatives of the ambassadors for peace, who have preserved the spirit of the Korean people and our pride as the “white-clad people.” There is no time to waste. What does it matter whether your name is Kim or Pak? Is there any reason for Gyeongsang Province and Jeolla Province not to harmoniously unite? The pro-Seoul Korean Residents’ Union in Japan (Mindan) and the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chochongryon) each have their roots in the same Korean peninsula. What of South and North Korea? Aren’t we all brothers and sisters, sharing a common lineage? At this time, we should bear in mind that we are the descendants of the “white-clad people” and of Heaven. We have been raised to establish the lofty ideal of advancing the welfare of humanity. We are kinsfolk, a people God has called, selected and anointed to stand at the forefront, building the peace kingdom in this, the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven.
The advent of the era of the peaceful, ideal kingdom
35 You are now living in the most blessed and exalted time in history. We are in the Era after the Coming of Heaven! I proclaim the beginning of the long awaited new heaven and new earth, for which billions of your ancestors in the spirit world who came and went in history, yearned. This is the era of the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world. The four great religious founders and billions of good ancestors have come to earth to guide you on the blessed path of heaven. The age when the fallen and corrupt world wreaks havoc on humanity, allowing evil people to live better than others, is passing away.
36 We should seek out and establish God’s kingdom and His righteousness, for it is everyone’s ultimate destination to live in a nation that serves and attends God as its center. What is meant by God’s kingdom? It signifies the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world. It is a nation that resembles the form of a model true family with three generations living together in harmony, trusting, respecting and supporting one another, and becoming one in love. In short, it is the nation for which humanity has longed throughout the ages, the utopia where God is sovereign.
37 Then what is meant by “His righteousness”? It signifies the heavenly way and heavenly rule. Each of us on earth is commanded to pass judgment, with the heavenly authority of true love, upon this evil world that suffers under scheming, treacherous regimes. It is our duty to establish the ideal, peaceful world of true love, a liberated and free world based on justice and truth. After all, humanity is destined to become one family. The remarkable advances of modern science are contributing greatly toward making this world one global village. The time has come to establish the beautiful kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world, where whites and blacks, Eastern and Western live together in harmony as one great family.
38 This means that we need a movement to realize a society of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values. We need to make humanity one great family, by breaking down the walls in our hearts and eliminating the barriers between nations. This movement begins from each family. Therefore, each of us should bear in mind that it is our providential calling to establish a true family. This is the way to advance the establishment of the universal peace kingdom on earth.
39 Indeed, all this is coming to pass. In the Middle East, one of the world’s tinderboxes, Jews, Christians and Muslims have found the resources in my philosophy of peace to engage in a new dimension of dialogue. In past decades my Unification Thought played a decisive role in ending the Cold War. Now I am successfully leading behind- the-scenes efforts to bring about the reunification of my homeland of Korea. But I am not yet satisfied, because I began my life’s work at the command of Heaven. I have come as the True Parent of humankind with God’s anointing, and I am determined to keep my promise to Him. I am determined to obliterate all national divisions and barriers that have poisoned this earth, and to establish the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world, where all people everywhere can join hand in hand.
40 Rev. Moon, who received the seal of Heaven, has come as the True Parent of humanity and the King of Peace. I will be true to my promise to God. I will bring to fruition the era of the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world on this earth, without fail. Therefore, please bear in mind that all of you gathered here today are central figures in establishing the eternal kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world on this earth, in attendance to the King and Queen of Peace, the True Parents. Under the banner of the Abel-type UN, let us sweep away the absurdities and evils of this world through the power of God’s true love. Let us become the proud peace kingdom police and peace kingdom corps of the Universal Peace Federation, and protect the blessed families of the world. Let us fulfill our roles as the sentinels watching over this blessed land that is our planet. Please become true princes and princesses who can attend and live together with God, the eternal Peace King, the True Parent of humanity. In order to create the glorious kingdom of peace and prosperity, let us each live up to our family duties as children of filial piety, patriots, saints, and holy sons and daughters.
Section 1. The Three Stages of Life
1 The Word I am proclaiming to you today is the ultimate conclusion and fulfillment of all aspects of the providence of restoration during the lifetime of the True Parents, and I need you to know that this speaking tour is to fulfill this course. The path that True Parents have walked is the exemplary historic tradition and, therefore, is a path upon which you should model your life. I am proclaiming that you should become families that practice and pledge to inherit and fulfill the Will of God, which True Parents have already accomplished.
2 On March 16, 2011 we celebrated our fifty-second Holy Wedding anniversary. On that occasion, I brought to a close the Era before the Coming of Heaven, which was characterized by sin and indemnity, and proclaimed the Era after the Coming of Heaven, through which a new heaven and a new earth will be realized by returning to true love. Please engrave in your heart that life in the Era after the Coming of Heaven will open up through this tour. All blessed children in heaven and on earth, who are the blood lineage of True Parents, have to know in their hearts that this is the entire, final proclamation in order to complete the ideal nation of the invisible God, the visible God, the God of Night, the God of Day, the ancestors of Jesus and the ancestors of True Parents.
3 My autobiography already has disclosed and conveyed to you the details of True Parents’ life course. I pray that you will become the True Parents’ representative heirs by the conclusion of the Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God’s Embodiment, Proclaim the Word. Please inherit the teachings I have bestowed to this world through my speeches, my achievements and my autobiography. These trace the path of my unfailingly victorious life, carved to secure victory for heaven while living upon the earth. By following this way, I pray that your life will be as triumphant as the True Parents’ lives have been.
4 As the True Parents have done, you too should become heavenly bridges for the relatives and members of your clan who surround you. You should also become a God-centered leader who can guide your clan into God’s kingdom. I ask that you take this proclamation of True Parents to heart and pledge to put it into practice. Aju. I will now share with you the hoondok words I read at the forty- fourth True God’s Day and at the commemoration of the Enthronement Ceremony for the Kingship of God. This represents the textbooks and teaching materials that summarize what I have taught throughout my life course.
5 Respected leaders from around the world, distinguished guests from home and abroad, ladies and gentlemen! On behalf of True Parents, True Family, the Republic of Korea, and Unification Church members who are blessed throughout the cosmos, the spirit world and physical world, I sincerely welcome and express my deepest appreciation to you for coming to participate in this “Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God’s Embodiment, Proclaim the Word.” In the past year, thousands of representatives and eminent leaders from 120 nations honored us with their presence on several occasions. These occasions included our golden wedding anniversary and coronation, the Legacy of Peace memorial events held at the United Nations and in cities around the United States and the world, and many other significant occasions. Once again, I would like to express my appreciation on behalf of all the people of the Republic of Korea and all of humankind.
6 Ladies and gentlemen, this is an event- fill time in God’s providence. Last year I celebrated my ninetieth birthday and now, as I look toward the hundredth year of my life, I am very busy providentially. I have been blessed with a long life, beyond the average human lifespan. Last year my wife and I were also able to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary. From a providential point of view, last year was not simply the year of our golden anniversary; it was also a jubilee year. Throughout our lives, we have established many international organizations and institutions to promote world peace. We have invested unreservedly to create interreligious cooperation, humanitarian projects, and intercultural harmony through service, sports, education and the media. We founded all these initiatives with the aim of promoting peace and bringing salvation to humanity.
7 Some people commend us and say that, as we have worked hard, we deserve to rest on our laurels and enjoy the years that remain to us in comfort. They encourage us to forget the world situation, sit back, and enjoy the successes achieved during the past ninety years. However, my wife and I cannot look at our lives in such a worldly way. We must complete the mission of the actual True Parents, a responsibility given to us by God, the vertical True Parent of all humankind. As less than two years remain for us to realize God’s kingdom of Cheon II Guk, we become more serious with each passing day.
8 Throughout my life, I have offered myself for the liberation of God, the one and only True Parent of heaven and earth. I have sought to restore Him to His rightful position as Parent, to save all human beings who suffer in the realm of death, and to return them to God’s bosom. For this purpose I have persevered and triumphed over countless tribulations while leading the world’s people, who are like lost and blind orphans searching for their Heavenly Parent, toward the goal of global salvation. Due to the Fall brought about by our first ancestors, people have been born into the false lineage. Everyone without exception wanders in darkness even now, unable to break free of Satan’s bondage. Under such circumstances, how could we be anything less than completely serious in our lives as we guide the 6.5 billion people of the world along the path toward the building of God’s kingdom on earth?
9 Ladies and gentlemen, God created us as His children. As the original, absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal Being, God created human beings and endowed us with a soul by breathing His love into us. Were it not for the Fall, we would have been perfect as God is perfect, in spirit as well as body. We would have been able to fulfill the way of absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, and would have attained eternal life. Unfortunately, however, human beings are living as descendants of the Fall. In order to live a perfect life, all people without exception must receive new life through the Blessing of True Parents and pass through three stages: rebirth, resurrection and eternal life. Rebirth, in this context, refers to an individual attaining new life. Resurrection takes place when a family and nation attain new life. Eternal life refers to all of humanity attending the True Parents, the King and Queen of Peace and, thereby, attaining perfection and living forever in God’s homeland after establishing the kingdom of heaven on earth and in the spirit world.
10 Your ancestors in the spirit world will return to the earth at this time of the True Parents, who directly govern the creation as the substantial entity of God, who exists without form. They will go through the three-stage Blessing of rebirth, resurrection and eternal life and complete the Original Divine Principle education, the education about absolute sex, organized by True Parents. Authorized by their participation in the original authority for ascension and liberation granted by the Seonghwa, they will gain the qualification to be citizens of Cheon Il Guk, a qualification that must be bestowed on them by those still living on earth. We can clearly see that each person’s life has three stages. Everyone is conceived as a new being through the grace of God and the love of true parents within a blessed family. The first stage of life is the ten months spent in the mother’s womb. No one is exempt from this! Whether we are conscious of it at the time or not, each of us without exception spends ten months in our mother’s womb. Even though a woman’s womb is smaller than some rice cookers, from the perspective of the fetus, it is larger than the universe.
11 What about our birth into the second stage of life, which occurs on earth? What words are adequate to describe the struggle of a newborn baby as it faces a completely unfamiliar new world? A newborn’s first lonely cry as it experiences the wide world upon exiting the womb also represents the promise of a one-hundred-year future, the blessing and celebration of entering this new time and space. We all received this blessing of birth that enabled us to live in the second stage of life. Although the one hundred years is much longer than the time we spend in the womb, please do not forget that there remains ahead of us a course to a higher attainment. We all have forgotten the standard of consciousness that we possessed in our mother’s womb, so we may think that we are now enjoying our lives fully in this big, wide world, with the fullest awareness. But there is yet one final stage of life, which is the way to eternal life.
12 This third stage occurs in the world of eternal life, the spirit world, which we enter upon ending our life on this earth. We originally were meant to enter the spirit world after having perfected our spirit during our life on earth. It is a world that people descended from the Fall cannot imagine. It is a world in which we transcend time and space. Just as the fetus in his or her mother’s womb cannot imagine life on earth, we, as people living and breathing air in this earthly world, cannot easily understand the spirit world where we will be reborn in our spirit body, living and breathing true love. Ladies and gentlemen, as people face death, they may tremble in fear and terror if they do not understand the true meaning of passing on. Although human history has continued for more than six thousand years, no one, unfortunately, has been able to teach the clear truth regarding death. Now, in the Last Days of history, I, as the True Parents of humankind, am able to reveal this truth, this heavenly secret.
13 True Parents have created the term Seonghwa to teach the true significance of death. The moment we enter the spirit world should be a time of joy and victory, as we enter with the fruits borne of our life on earth. It is a time for those remaining on earth to send off the departed with joy. It should be a time for great celebration. We should be shedding tears of joy, not of sadness. That is the way of the sacred and noble Seonghwa Ceremony, the first step that the spirit of the departed takes toward enjoying eternal life in attendance of God, within His embrace. At the moment of death, our spirits should feel more excited and thrilled than a newlywed bride feels when she goes to her groom’s home for the first time. In order to open the door to this way of precious eternal life, last year on March 18, 2010, I offered a Seonghwa Ceremony for world peace leaders at the UN headquarters in New York.
14 No matter how altruistic and philanthropic people may be, entry into the world of eternal life is not guaranteed except through the marriage Blessing and the Seonghwa Blessing of the True Parents, Reverend and Mrs. Moon. This is because the Fall of the first ancestors severed the parent-child relationship between God and humankind. Please take this point seriously.
15 Ladies and gentlemen, this era, in which God has introduced the heavenly calendar, is a serious one. It is now the time for all the world’s people to understand the teachings of the True Parents, who brought the heavenly seal and who are responsible for the eternal life of 6.5 billion people. Now is the time to share the good news of the coming of the True Parents throughout the entire world. The time has come to honor and inherit the tradition and spirit of the Korean people, from which the True Parents emerged, establish the heavenly tradition, and bring about world peace by uniting the 6.5 billion people of the world through the United Nations. As we launch the heavenly calendar, please do not forget that the Seonghwa Blessing ceremony is a sacred rite. Through it, you can inherit a holy citizen’s worldview of the kingdom of heaven, and celebrate God’s liberation and all humanity’s salvation.
16 In this way, you can complete the ideal of a family based on true love. God and all people in the heavenly spirit world and the earthly physical world can unite completely to usher in a reign of peace across the world. Please take this time to express your gratitude to God and to True Parents, for they have given to all the world’s nations the keys of the Blessing ceremony and Seonghwa ceremony, allowing the establishment of the traditions of God’s kingdom, Cheon II Guk, through the True Parents. Please join me in applauding our Heavenly Father and True Parents for their love, through which we can receive this treasured grace of life without being asked for anything in return.
Section 2. One Family under God
1 Ladies and gentlemen, what path should humanity take today? Even now tens of millions of innocent lives are being lost each year as a result of war, disease, starvation and natural disasters that arise in all parts of the world. In every field, from the individual to the collective level, in religion, politics, education, culture or ideology, we observe people deeply mired in the swamp of self-centered egoism, erecting walls around themselves. We now live in a world brought to ruin, where genuine communication has broken down. Ultimately, the ideology of one family under God, a teaching based upon true love, which my wife and I, the True Parents, received from Heaven and have championed and taught throughout our lives, is the only way to solve the problems afflicting humanity. It is the only way for humankind to find the path toward peace and happiness.
2 Ladies and gentlemen, we are living in a history-shaping time, a great cosmic transition. It is a time for a cosmic revolution to change history, to unite the spiritual and physical worlds and to create the ideal kingdom of heaven for which God has longed since the beginning of time. We can no longer postpone the fulfillment of His wish. I have proclaimed that January 13, 2013 will be Foundation Day. That day will be the actual beginning of God’s kingdom of Cheon II Guk. That day will be the origin. Less than two years remain until then.
3 Therefore, it is time for all people to be humbly obedient to Heaven’s decree. The time when we have to invest ourselves completely, with a life or death commitment, has inexorably come upon us. For these remaining two years, let us follow the guidance of the True Parents, who carry out the providence on earth as the substantial representatives of God, the King of kings. They have mobilized the good spirits in the spirit world, who are moving forward a step ahead of you.
The mission of the Korean people
4 Ladies and gentlemen, do you have any idea of God’s pain at the moment our first ancestors fell? He had invested into them His complete and unreserved devotion since time immemorial, and they disappeared into darkness, becoming part of Satan’s lineage. Are you even remotely aware that our Heavenly Father endured tens of thousands of years of excruciating heartache so great that His bones wept and His flesh quivered? He had to crawl through an endless, shrouded tunnel indemnifying the Fall in order to save His lost children. How many of you have spent days and nights in tears, yearning to comfort our Father in Heaven?
5 Ladies and gentlemen, God quietly raised the Korean people, preparing them over a period of thousands of years. You know the history very well. Two thousand years ago, God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth and sought to save humanity through him. But the end result was tragic. Didn’t the religious leaders and his countrymen, who should have received Jesus as the Messiah and walked the path of absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, send him to the cross instead? Jesus left this earth quietly with the words, “It is finished,” referring to spiritual salvation. The Second Coming of Jesus, sadly, required two thousand years of preparation. His labor has finally borne fruit now on the far distant Korean peninsula.
6 From long ago, the Korean people have served God with the sense that He is their original ancestor and that they are descended from Heaven. They have referred to Him as the Honored One, that is, Hananim, and attended Him as the One Lord, the Creator of night and day. Thus it is, for all numbers have one and two as their origin. Because Koreans attend such a God as their original ancestor, the spirit of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values is alive in the soul and tradition of the Korean people. They have maintained themselves over five thousand years of history without once invading and plundering another nation or people. The spirit that they are to be a blessing to humanity flows in the veins of the Korean people. The spirit of filial piety, fidelity and loyalty, which are the fundamental virtues of human life, are alive and breathing in Korean history. These values appear in the men and women of Korea and reflect the pride and spirit of the Korean people.
7 I have inherited traditional values such as the true filial piety exemplified in the folk tale Shimcheong, about a devoted daughter who offered her life so that her blind father could see, the profound love and fidelity displayed by Choonhyang, who overcame the fear of death in order to keep the promise she had made to her husband, and the unbreakable loyalty exhibited by Admiral Yi Soon-shin, who gave his life to save his nation and people despite his king and other leaders abandoning him. These lofty Korean values and traditions did not appear out of the clear blue sky. God’s providential hand raised this people based on these values. It was the providence to build a foundation to send the returning Messiah. On the foundation of such preparation, and riding on the spirit of this peninsula, I came, having received Heaven’s seal as the True Parent of humankind and the King of kings.
The path humanity should take
8 Distinguished guests, your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen: The path that humanity must now take is clear. What would cause you to hesitate on the eve of the D-Day that Heaven has revealed through us, the True Parents? There are now only six hundred days remaining. Heaven’s blessings will be with you on your ambitious and busy course. If you examine the flow of history based on historical providence, you can classify three broad stages. First was the nature-centered era, a time of instinctual feelings, materialism and closeness to animals and the elements of the creation. The next stage was a human-centered era when knowledge, feelings and emotions took precedence and dominated the world. However, these eras were temporary. They were courses of preparation that were necessary in order to enter the era in which people could rid themselves of fallen nature, return to their original self and live as one united family attending God as their Father. As this realm of heart unfolds, we will enter a God-centered era, the final stage. Human beings will experience God’s heart and Will as their own, and will follow the path of living for the sake of others. They will do this through establishing an absolute standard on the foundation of having renewed themselves, both inside and out, through the Holy Blessing ceremony. This is the time of opening the era of God's kingdom, Cheon II Guk, a time in which we can return to the heart of the one true God. Please engrave this truth in your hearts.
9 Once the actual era of Cheon II Guk begins, the spiritual and earthly worlds will connect and come into oneness, and the Association Connecting the Spirit World and Physical World, a new entity that we will establish on earth, will govern all creation. Moreover, we will carry out the providence according to heavenly law and the heavenly way. Elections conducted in a purely secular fashion will disappear from the face of the earth. All people will become one family through cross-cultural marriage Blessings. We will enjoy tranquility and true love in happiness amid the sacred reign of peace. Let me say it again: this day is drawing near.
10 On February 14, 2010, in preparation for that time, I proclaimed to all of heaven and earth the launch of the new heavenly calendar. The Gregorian and lunar calendars now stand in the positions of Cain and Abel, supporting the heavenly calendar, by which we will chart and record the progress of God’s providence. Please now engrave True Parents’ teachings into your bones and practice them in your life. We have no alternative. If we do not prepare now, we will surely lose everything. White-necked cranes fly across the Himalayas, which are more than seven thousand meters high, in preparation for winter. We should emulate their courage and endurance.
My final words for humanity
11 True Parents already have prepared the last words I will give to humanity. These have been prepared based on my triumphs over six or seven life-or-death episodes, which include six periods of unjust imprisonment. I am leaving behind eight textbooks and teaching materials for humanity to use for all eternity. Altogether, these are published in almost a thousand volumes. They are: The Sermons of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Exposition of the Divine Principle, Cheon Seong Gyeong, The Family Pledge, Pyeong Hwa Shin Gyeong [The Peace Messages], True Families: Gateway to Heaven, Owner of Peace and Owner of Lineage, and World Scripture. You will read and study these textbooks even after you go to the spirit world. They are not just teachings that come from one person’s mind; they are textbooks and teaching materials for the heavenly way. God has granted these to His suffering children for their salvation.
12 You should now set up the hoondokhae study tradition in your family using the books I have mentioned. That is the tradition where three generations of a family start each day by reading Heaven’s word, and lead a life practicing what they read with a new heart. Let’s create a world where people in the spirit world and the earthly world attend True Parents at the same time, and read the words about the heavenly path together. Once this happens, no matter how hard Satan may try to worm his way in and infest your lineage, when he encounters the hoondokhae tradition he will have no room to move. If the blessing of God does not come to the family that is living the standard of high noon, where no shadow is cast, who then could possibly receive it? When such heavenly families fill the earth, the world automatically will become the heavenly kingdom on earth and in the eternal spirit world, fulfilling the vision of one family under God.
13 Ladies and gentlemen, two years ago, we published my memoir, As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, an honest and candid account of my life. Through this book I share how I discovered God’s Will for humankind, and the path that we, as God’s children, should follow. My life has been a typical model of the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” I have as much faith in this book as in the hoondok textbooks and teaching materials I have mentioned. For this reason, I recommend it to you, believing that it will show you how to lead your life according to true principles. Nothing was added or subtracted in the writing of the ninety years of my life, which I have led under Heaven’s decree. I pray you will read this record of true love carefully and find in it great inspiration.
14 1 have already mentioned that a life of vertical alignment is like the noontime sun that casts no shadow. If we can all shine as we live in the light, we will not cast the shadow of sin. Those who receive the light will be indebted to it. In order to pay back your debt, all of you should live a life dedicated to wiping away the tears of people in misery and poverty, and lead an illuminated life of eternal true love that dissipates the darkness.
Section 3. Proclamation of the Era of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind
1 Ladies and gentlemen, last year in Las Vegas, the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind made a special proclamation centered on God on two separate days. One part was given in the year 2010 at 2:20 a.m. on the eighth day of the fifth month of the heavenly calendar (June 19), and the other at 3:25 a.m., on the fifteenth day of the fifth month of the heavenly calendar (June 26 solar). The number three from 3:25 a.m. represents the saying, “third time’s the charm” applied to three eras. It also symbolizes the Old, New and Completed Testament ages. Twenty- five minutes, the number twenty-five, is a fourth of one hundred. The True Parents have achieved ultimate unity and offered and proclaimed the era of God’s full transcendence, full immanence, full authority and omnipotence upon the standard of perfection, completion and conclusion.
2 Furthermore, with the Seonghwa Ceremony for General Alexander Haig, former United States Secretary of State, the ceremony for the victory of the First, Second, and Third Israels, which completed the ceremonies for rebirth, resurrection and Seonghwa during my lifetime, was transferred to Korea. This I proclaimed. Korea will now become God’s homeland and hometown. Declaring that Korea is God’s homeland, I completed the Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God’s Embodiment, Proclaim the Word, in Korea on July 8. Through these proclamation ceremonies, I have abolished all the barriers in the entire cosmos. Consequently, centering on God, heaven and earth shall exist forever, night and day, under God’s reign, with the support of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.
3 Distinguished guests, at this serious and important time, you need to make a revolutionary and cosmic change in your life. In light of this, let us summarize the message Heaven has given to us today. First, all blessed families should attend God at the center of their family, and every day carry out hoondok education, which can completely unite parents and children. In other words, you should thoroughly teach the Divine Principle, the textbooks and teaching materials that True Parents bequeathed, True Father’s autobiography, and the Original Divine Principle content regarding absolute sex.
4 Second, Heaven has permitted me to bestow the grace of the authority of Seonghwa for rebirth and resurrection on the family unit. The complete unity between parents and children is the requisite condition. In other words, you have to establish the standard for absolute parents and absolute children, and establish an absolute family as your normal course of events. Third, humanity has moved out of the authority of the era of restoration through indemnity, thanks to the grace of True Parents, who have suffered hardship through which they have had to sweat blood. Therefore, do not forget the fact that during True Parents’ lifetime we are responsible to liberate families, tribes, peoples, nations and the world, from hell’s authority to God’s dwelling place. Now that the era of restoration through indemnity has ended, what era is dawning? It is the reign of peace in the victorious authority centered on God and True Parents. It will last for eternity.
5 Fourth, we are now entering the era of the authority of God’s direct dominion. Ladies and gentlemen, I have said that less than two years remain until the Heaven-proclaimed D-Day. I beg you to inscribe in your heart the fact that we have entered the era of the cosmic Sabbath’s authority, where your direct family members in the spirit world will return to the earth to receive the Original Divine Principle education, and eight generations will live together as a single family. Aju!
6 Ladies and gentlemen, these concluding remarks explain the broad outline of all my endeavors. They bring to a close this rally that is being held for the religious circles, the earth, the spirit world, physical world, and Cain and Abel-type worlds, in order to finalize what I, the Rev. Moon, have achieved through the course of my entire life with God, the Lord of the spirit world and physical world. This could not have appeared in history before now. We have come to today's assembly following the starting point of the Seoul Assembly and the Washington DC-New York Assembly. The first represented Korea, which will be God’s homeland, and the second represented America, the central nation. We held these assemblies in order to establish the realm of victory and make headlines that convey my life course. This is a course that brings to a decisive conclusion the realm of victory, creating a world in which God, who is completely victorious in the providence, is liberated and completely freed through the life course of the True Parents. In addition, we have held these assemblies in order to bring perfection, completion and conclusion to the Era after the Coming of Heaven. True Parents’ proclamation at the “Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God’s Embodiment, Proclaim the Word,” including the Washington DC-New York Assembly, the Hoover Dam Assembly in Las Vegas, and the Seoul Assembly in Korea, which is becoming God’s homeland and hometown, signifies the ultimate perfection, completion and finalization of the providence. We have to complete this mission in one year and eight months, by the D-Day designated by True Parents. In this way, Korea, which gave birth to the True Parents, will be perfected, completed and finalized as God’s homeland and hometown.
Let us become victors bearing the fruit of the providence
7 Activities centered on the United Nations are on track and accelerating. In addition, the Women’s Federation for World Peace, which my wife and I founded, has been recognized for initiating activities that are in line with the UN’s founding purpose and goals. Thus, it is becoming one of the top tier organizations among the 3,400 plus NGOs registered with the UN. Furthermore, WFWP has achieved outstanding results in promoting women’s rights and solving problems of poverty and education for children. As a result, WFWP has already been awarded for its work on a number of occasions. Recently, The Washington Times, which had left my hands through the trickery of communists, was restored to us again. If this isn’t a miracle, I don’t know what is. Top representatives of the Cain realm, both black and white, will cooperate centering on The Washington Times board of directors to create a federation that promotes the truth of God’s Will for God’s homeland and hometown and protects the nation of God’s sovereignty.
8 Ladies and gentlemen, the world is now revolving around the True Parents. Historically, Korea and Japan, Japan and the United States, the United States and Russia and other such pairs have been enemy nations. People from these nations will also take part in the cross-cultural marriage Blessing on a nationwide scale in order to discard the fallen lineage, received from Lucifer, and inherit the new heavenly lineage. Religious leaders on a worldwide scale will spearhead the ongoing project to build undersea tunnels between Korea and Japan and across the Bering Strait, which I have proclaimed to the world, and complete it in attendance of our liberated God.
9 We will discard atheism and communism, which deny God’s existence, and pave the way to the world that God originally envisioned, where all people can communicate freely in harmony. We are creating, right before your eyes, a world where all people are equal and all nations are as siblings in one family under God. I pray that you will participate as victors in this history-shaping, providential revolution. May the heavenly fortune that flows through the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind be with each of you. I pray in the name of True Parents that God’s blessings will be with you, your family and your nation.