God's Model ideal Family and Nation, and the Peace Kingdom
An edited version of Mrs. Moon’s speech currently being given to 120 Nations on her world tour (April 28-August 30, 2006).
Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon
Distinguished world leaders, Ambassadors for Peace and blessed family members who have come from all parts of the world in hopes of bringing about the realization of world peace, and building of the ideal hometown in Heaven and earth.
My deepest gratitude to all of you for coming to this meeting in spite of your busy schedules. Your participation will help to expand and elevate the Family Party for Cosmic Peace and Unification; and to make the Universal Peace Federation a model UN-type organization; also, to make Cheon Il Guk the Kingdom of the peaceful ideal world.
As the co-founder of the Universal Peace Federation, I would like to convey to you the essence of the truth of Heaven.
Ladies and Gentlemen!
The parent-child relationship which God intended for Himself and Adam and Eve was severed due to their Fall. They formed a blood relationship with His enemy, Satan.
The only way to relieve God’s sorrow is to restore a true family unrelated to the lineage of Satan. Had Adam and Eve perfected themselves and became the True Parents creating the true family, they would have come to resemble God one hundred percent, both in their inner nature and external form. God intended that they became the embodiment of His love and multiply true children, thus creating the ideal world. The spirit world and physical world would be connected through them.
When Adam and Eve pass to the spirit world, God could take on the spirit body of Adam and Eve and manifest as the True Parent through their form. God does not need money, knowledge or power. He is the absolute and almighty Being. He wanted Adam and Eve to fulfill the Four-Position Foundation. This is the ideal family which is in complete union with God. This accomplishment makes it impossible to separate from God’s realm of love no matter how hard they try. When the family four-position is completed, that family becomes a family of the ideal of creation desired by God.
The union of husband and wife, in love, symbolizes the unity of Heaven and earth.
Ladies and gentlemen! God created the world to receive joy from it. He created a partner with whom He could share the giving and receiving of love. Alone, He could not experience love.
God, as the Father, and humankind as His children, were to have formed a vertical axis which nothing in the universe could break apart.
With the coming of spring, honeybees wake up from their long slumber, they get the taste of fresh nectar of the blooming flowers. Even if their abdomens are pulled off they would not let go. How about you? Once you really get to know the taste of God’s true love, you won’t get far from it before you come back and cling to it again.
Ladies and gentlemen, the reason we miss the family that we have left behind is because, at home, there is love for one another. This is where the love of the whole family and of neighbors are fully embedded. Now, the way has been opened to return to our original hometown. The time of heavenly power and fortune has now come, making it possible for us to reestablish the original family that was lost through the Fall.
God will dwell in such family, a family of three generations living in harmony as one. Parents and children living in service and attendance to the grandparents as the historical root of the ancestors.
The family sets the pattern for living together in harmony. It’s where the stem of true love emerges from the root of true love and bear the fruit of true love.
In such family, the root of history is alive, and the root of the Kingdom of Heaven extends into it. It is also where the everlasting root of kingship is firmly planted (the kingship of grandparents representing God and ancestors, parents as present king and queen, and children as princes and princesses). You as tribal messiahs and Ambassadors of Peace are responsible for establishing such a family.
In this family, the four great realms of heart: parental, conjugal, siblings’ and filial loves are perfected. This will lead to God’s ideal families and nations, and His Peace Kingdom.
Ladies and gentlemen! Why should we get married? It is to restore the position of the owner. A man or woman alone can only be one halfof the whole. That is how God created us. For that reason He has interchanged the owners of the reproductive organs, the love organs. The owner of the wife reproductive organ is the husband, and the owner of the husband's is the wife. Only when each is rooted in love for the other can they stand in the position of the owner of their spouse. We marry to secure the position of the owner.
God’s Purpose for Creating Adam and Eve
God exists as a spiritual, incorporeal being. Although He is the harmonious subject being of dual characteristics, he still needs to assume a physical form if he is to relate directly with the entire physical world of substance.
Embodied within both Adam and Eve, He intended to communicate and work freely in relation to the entire created universe. Even God, as a spiritual incorporeal being, meets with certain limits in dealing with the physical, corporeal world of substance.
If Adam and Eve had attended God in their hearts and become one with Him, they could have married on the basis of having perfected themselves. When they had children and created a family, they would have become the external and horizontal true parents and God would have been the internal and vertical substantial true parent.
If only this had come to pass, Adam and Eve would have resembled God one hundred percent, both in their inner nature and outer form. As a perfect manifestation of God, Adam and Eve would have become the true parents of humankind. All human beings would perceive the true reality of God through them.
God created Adam and Eve for the fulfillment of love.
He intended for Adam and Eve to reach perfection and become the embodiments of love in complete union. On that basis, God would have become the Parent of true love for all humanity. Adam and Eve would have established an ideal family, and consequently an ideal world, through having their own children and multiplying. The spirit world and the earthly world would have been harmoniously linked through human beings. We can conclude that God created us with the purpose of our being the connecting point between the spiritual and physical worlds.
By coming to dwell in Adam and Eve based on true love, God would eternally remain the True Parent of humankind. Even when the time came for them to end their lives on earth and pass on into the spirit world, God could take on the spirit bodies of Adam and Eve and manifest in that world as the True Parent through their form.
However, due to the Fall of Adam and Eve, God has never seen that ideal fulfilled.
God does not need money, knowledge, or power. Since He is the absolute and almighty being, He does not need such things. Though modern science may be making spectacular advances, this is just part of the process of discovering the facts and truths about God’s creation. The vast expanse of this universe operates in accordance with laws following a divine order that cannot be fully fathomed by human thought or science. In this sense, God alone is the absolute scientist.
God’s Ideal of Creation
In other words, the four position foundation refers to a family with God as its center; a family where husband and wife have achieved complete oneness, not only with each other but also with God. They become an ideal couple and give birth to ideal children. When a four-position foundation is completed, that family becomes a family of the ideal of creation desired by God.
Generally speaking, a family is formed through the coming together of husband and wife and parents and children. God’s love must be at the center of that family group The husband represents heaven and the wife, earth.
Although they are two separate beings, when the husband and wife become one, their union symbolizes the unity of heaven and earth. Simply put, when husband and wife are in unity based on God’s love, the way to bring unity in the entire universe opens up.
Ladies and gentlemen!
To put it in 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, and form a harmonious and peaceful world of love. Human beings were meant to form true conjugal relationships centering upon His love. They were to establish families, tribes, peoples, nations and a world of true love.
God created this world to participate directly in this process and to feel joy from it. Human beings are absolutely essential to fulfill God’s ideal of love. In light of this concept, we can better understand that absolute value is derived from an absolute partner.
God, as the Father, and humankind as His children were to form a vertical axis. This was the goal of the creation of human beings. If this axis had been connected perfectly, a relationship that united humankind and God as one in true love would have been established. That relationship would have been absolutely inseparable. No force in the universe could break it apart. How could anyone who has been bound to the original love of God, and who has tasted that love, ever be separated from it?
With the coming of spring, honeybees wake up from their long slumber and get the taste for the fresh nectar of blooming flowers. Try pulling the abdomen of one such honeybee while it is lost to all else but sucking on that nectar. You will see that it cannot tear itself 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 get far from it before you come back and cling to it once again. This shows us that the power of the vertical true love that connects us to God is greater than the power of life.
The Value of Family
It is the yearning and desire of any wanderer who has left his family behind to re-appear boldly one day before that family as a liberated being, able to embrace mountains, streams and trees, love his kith and kin, and sing songs of ecstasy. However, the situation of humankind, descended from the Fall, has been different. Banished from our original heavenly hometown, they have been destined to wander in isolation and defeat. Human beings have been unable to go back to the original ideal, no matter how much they wanted to, for they have lost the root and heart of that original homeland.
However, with the ushering in of the era of a new heaven and a new earth, human beings have been pulled out of the swamp that was sucking them down. The way has been opened to return to the hometown they could not forget even for a moment, 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 now come, making it possible for us to reestablish the original family that was lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve.
A Family of Three Generations Living in Harmony
God will dwell in such a family. That family would be one of three generations. Grandparents, parents and children will live in harmony. Parents and children will live in service and attendance to the grandparents who connect to the historical root of the ancestors.
The family sets the pattern for living together in harmony. The model, ideal family is one where parents and children love and respect each other. In that family, husband and wife are grounded in mutual trust and love.
Brothers and sisters trust and rely on each other, and all live together as one. In a true family the stem of true love emerges from the root, and bears the fruit of true love.
In such a family, history is alive, and the kingdom of heaven extends into it. It is in such a family that the kingdom of heaven on earth takes root. It is also where the everlasting tradition of kingship is firmly planted.
In such a family, the roots or foundations of past, present and future are represented by the grandparents, parents, and grandchildren. The root of the past represents the spirit world; the root of the present is the palace representing the world of today; and the root of the future establishes the grandsons and granddaughters as princes and princesses. Through such a family we will erect the palace of peace, representing the harmony of the two worlds, the spirit world and the physical world.
In this way, the three generations of grandparents, parents, and grandchildren should live together as one family, serving the eternally existent God. You should know that to seek after and establish such a family of Cheon Il Guk, God’s kingdom, is the sacred responsibility of tribal messiahs, the holy mission of the Ambassadors for Peace, and the desire of God.
You should create families that God will miss and yearn to return to after He has been away. You should raise families to which God can come as freely as a parent visiting His children. In such a family, God becomes the vertical subject of conscience. This is what it means to live in service to God.
Following God as the vertical subject, your conscience will stand in a position to bring your mind and body into unity. This is how parental love, conjugal love, children’s love, and siblings’ love—in short, the four realms of love or the four realms of heart—can be perfected. Only in a family where God is the subject can the upper and lower, front and behind, left and right be connected as one. These relationships allow harmonious, circular motion to continue forever. This is how God’s everlasting, model ideal families, nations and His peace kingdom will be established.
The Purpose of Marriage
Then what are we trying to achieve by restoring the position of the owner of love? It is to fulfill and embody God’s love. God is the subject of the three great loves. As the creator of the universe, He is the teacher, owner and parent of true love. This is the genuine three-great-subject-thought- system. All such teachings and truths are based on true, model families. Once these families expand, the society, nation, world and even heaven and earth can be transformed into the peace kingdom of the model ideal family.
Distinguished leaders, you are now living in the most blessed and exalted time in history. I now proclaim the launch of the era of a new heaven and earth. This is the Era After the Coming of Heaven, long-awaited and yearned for by your ancestors in the spirit world who have come and gone in history. This is the era of the Kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world. The founders of the four great religions and billions of good ancestors have come down to earth at this time to guide you on the heavenly path. The age in which the fallen and corrupted world plays havoc on humanity, allowing those who are evil to live better than others, is passing away.
Rev. Moon, who received the seal of heaven, has come as the True Parent of humanity and the King of Peace. He will be true to his promise to heaven and to God. He will bring to fruition the era of the Kingdom of the Peaceful, Ideal World on this earth without fail. Please bear in mind that all of you gathered here today are to be the central figures in establishing the 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 the evil of this world through true love power. 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.
I pray that the blessings and grace of God may be with all of you as leaders representing different areas of responsibility. Your presence has elevated this historic occasion.
I ask you to devote your best efforts, as True Parents have, toward the development and success of the Universal Peace Federation, and toward creating God’s ideal family, ideal nation and the peace kingdom.
Please become true princes and princesses who can attend and live together with God, the eternal peace king and true parent of humanity. Let each of us live up to the standard of a true filial child, a patriot, a saint, and a member of the family of divine sons and daughters of God.
Let us create the peace kingdom for all eternity.
May God’s blessings be with you, your family and your nations.
The True Owners in Establishing the Kingdom of Peace and Unity in Heaven and on Earth
Speech for the Third Assembly of the Mongolian People's Federation for World Peace
April 10, 2006, Seoul , Korea
Leaders from all over the world who are working hard for the development of the Mongolian People's Federation and the Universal Peace Federation, which was launched as the Abel UN!
Hand in hand with the heavenly fortune, a new spring has finally come to my fatherland, on the Korean Peninsula. I welcome you all personally and on behalf of the members of my family to this meaningful event, which you are attending despite your busy schedules. I hope you will fill your hearts with the new spring of heavenly fortune and take it back with you to your nations.
Distinguished world leaders:
This is the third holding of the Mongolian People's Federation Assembly. After inaugurating the Universal Peace Federation in New York, on September 12, 2005, I went on to complete a global tour of 120 nations in order to pass on my inaugural message. The message expressed that the Universal Peace Federation, in the position of the Abel UN, should be developed as a new international peace organization and that at the same time the United Nations, as a Cain-type institution, should be reformed by having a Peace Council—a legislative organization consisting of global religious leaders of the same rank as members of the current UN Security Council—established within it. I am referring to the founding of a Peace Council that will speak not for the interests of a particular nation, as the existing UN representatives do, but which will truly work for the welfare and peace of humanity from an interreligious and universal perspective.
The concept of the Universal Peace Federation, which was launched with such a grand purpose and objective, could not have emerged from any human brain. It is the greatest, the utmost blessing given by Heaven to humanity and is ushering in the new millennium. It is my hope that the Mongolian People's Federation too will fulfill its duty as a partner of the Universal Peace Federation in achieving its noble goals.
Toward that end, I would like to pass on to you today a revelation from God that is absolutely essential to all 6.5 billion people comprising humanity. I hope you will all be wise enough leaders to open your minds and listen to the voice of Heaven. I will impart to you this extensive message of Heaven under the title "The True Owners in Establishing the Kingdom of Cosmic Peace and Unity."
Leaders of the world! God, the Creator of all things under the sun, is the true parent of all humanity. He is not a parent in the parochial sense, existing only for a certain religion, a certain race, or the residents of a certain region. You may call Him by any name, be it Jehovah, Allah, or any other. What is important is that He positively exists, lives as the true parent of all people, and is carrying on the great work of creation. In accordance with the principles and the laws of nature that He set up at the beginning of time, He governs everything in the universe, and He has carried out His providence through history.
The Actually Existing Spiritual World
That is why your conscience knows and remembers not only every action you have performed but also every thought you have entertained. Your conscience is aware of these things before your own teachers, parents or even God is. Hence, if you were to live in absolute obedience to the commands of your conscience, which is your teacher for eternity, you would be absolutely guaranteed to have eternal life. Such is the way of God's creation.
When viewing the structure of a human being from a different angle, we can perceive that God created us as dualistic entities. He created our physical bodies as miniatures of the corporeal, tangible world and our spiritual bodies as representatives of and lords of the incorporeal world. Accordingly, a human being is intended to live for a hundred years or so in the physical world and once the physical body ceases functioning to pass on naturally and automatically into the incorporeal, spiritual world. In this way, though it cannot be perceived by the eyes in our physical bodies, the spiritual world is the automatic and inevitable extension of our lives on earth, humankind's eternal, original homeland, created by God.
As you can see, the spiritual world does actually exist. It is not a world that has been fantasized or imagined into existence. We do not have the right of choice concerning it. It is not a world we can go to if we please or refuse to go to if we would rather not. Just as God is eternal and unchanging, the spiritual world created by Him is also eternal and unchanging. In like manner to our living in the physical world in our physical bodies and forming all sorts of relationships with the existing world, even in the spiritual world we are destined to go on living in our spiritual bodies, and to form and maintain close relationships with all phenomena of the spiritual world.
The Relationship between the Spirit and Physical Body
In other words,you have the responsibility of perfecting your spiritual selves within your physical bodies based on the finite life you live in the tangible, physical world. This does not mean, however, that the perfection of a spiritual self happens automatically. Only on the basis of your having achieved complete unity between your mind and body during your earthly life by expressing true love through actions can your spiritual self fully mature.
Ladies and gentlemen: In order for fruit to ripen and be put into storage in autumn, it must first pass through the process of spring and summer and be provided with the nutrients supplied by nature and the tender loving care of its owner. Fruit raised in an orchard by a lazy and ignorant owner will be afflicted with all kinds of diseases and be affected by foul weather. Eventually it will fall from the tree before it is ripe or be classified as worm-infested. Though it would be fruit, it would be different from other fruit since it would never be good enough to sell in the market.
Fruit that has fully matured on the tree will automatically go into the owner's storehouse. Similarly, only when the spirit of a person has reached perfection in his life in the physical world, which can be likened to the tree, can it automatically enter the incorporeal spiritual world of the kingdom of heaven. In other words, a person will enter the kingdom of God in heaven automatically only when he has qualified for and enjoyed the kingdom of heaven on earth by living a fully matured life in his physical body.
While living on earth, your every action and movement is recorded on your spirit self, without exception and with the public laws of heaven as the standard. Accordingly, you will enter the spiritual world in the form of your spirit self, on which are recorded your lives on earth with 100 percent accuracy. Your spirit will show plainly whether you have led a ripe life of goodness, or a wormy, rotten life of sinfulness. What this means is that God will not judge you; you will be your own judge. If a person has been made aware of this astonishing and terrible rule from Heaven, would the end of that person's life on earth be spent in selfishness and immorality, as a descent into all the temptations of Satan and in pursuit of nothing but pleasure? You should abstain from injuring and scarring your spiritual bodies at the risk of your earthly lives. Please bear this truth in mind: Whether you are bound for heaven or for hell is determined by your thoughts, speech and behavior in each moment.
This does not imply, though, that the spirit leads its own life or that it can express true love thorough actions on its own. Your spirit self grows, matures and finally becomes perfected only within your physical body, through an earthly lifetime of having actualized true love with your mind and body in a smooth relationship of give and take.
Nevertheless, undeniably, your outer selves and inner selves are in a constant relationship of conflict and struggle. How much longer will you allow this fighting to continue? Ten years? A hundred years? In contrast, there is undeniably order for all forms of existence in the universe. This indicates that God did not create us human beings in this state of conflicted disorder. You need to know that it is your duty and responsibility as a human being to dispel all temptations directed at your outer self—your physical body—and achieve victory in life by following the way of your inner self—your conscience. Heavenly fortune will be with those who lead their lives in such a way, and they will attain the perfection of their spiritual selves.
Bounds of Heaven and Hell
In brief, heaven is a world overflowing with God's true love and established with true love at its axis. It is a world where true love is the external form as well as the internal content of every environment. It is a world where true love is consistent at the beginning and end of life. It is a world full of people who were all born through true love, who live in true love, who live in the embrace of true love and follow the track of true love, and who finally pass on into the next world, the spiritual world.
Consequently, antagonism and jealousy cannot be found in that world, for it is a natural world where each lives for the sake of the other. It is not a world governed by money, honor or power. It is a world wherein the success of a person represents the success of the whole, the likes of a person represents the likes of the whole, and the joy of a person represents the joy of the whole.
Heaven is a world filled with the air of true love, where all breathe true love. It is a world where life throbs at any place at any time. It is a world whose constituent members are all connected to the true God through blood ties. It is a place where the whole world is linked together in an inseparable relationship, like the cells in our bodies. It is a world that is governed only by true love, the love that is God's essence. Accordingly, God also exists for true love.
A Life of True Love
What love is true love? The essence of true love is not having others serve one but giving and serving for the sake of others. It is a love that gives and forgets that it has given and that continues to give endlessly. It is a love that gives with pleasure. It is the heart of pleasure. It is the love of a mother holding her baby to her bosom and breastfeeding it. It is love expressed through sacrifice as when, with pleasure, a child acts with filial piety toward his or her parents. It is a love just like that God expressed when creating humankind, an act requiring absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal love that gives without any conditions or expectations of receiving anything in return.
Ladies and gentlemen: True love brings about the incorporeal order, peace and happiness that serve the common good. True love is love that determines the source, center and owner of the universe. True love is the root, and the symbol of the will and power of God. Therefore, when bound in true love, it is enough to be together eternally; for it is love that can attract not only the universe but even God. The value of true love lies in its power, which is strong enough to eradicate the walls of national boundaries, races, and furthermore, of religion, created by fallen human descendents. That is why the absolute condition necessary 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.
Yet look at the world we are currently living in. The people of the world are caught in the trap of extreme selfishness, clamoring for material omnipotence. They have lost all sense of values and have fallen into the depths of self-gratification and degeneration. The world is filled with alcoholics. As if drugs and free sex were not enough, there are even those who commit incest—an act not even seen in the animal world—and still live with their heads held high. This world has become one wherein beasts with human faces roam freely even after violating women—queens, grandmothers, mothers, wives and daughters. This world has become one wherein the swapping of spouses between couples is rampant. Such circumstances are without a doubt the pinnacle of the destruction of morality and the very last of fallen acts. This world has become hell on earth, where the perfection of the world embodying the ideal God envisaged at the Creation cannot even be dreamed of.
Results of the Fall
Ladies and gentlemen: A man or woman alone can only be one-half of the whole. That is how God created us. For that reason, He has interchanged the owners of the reproductive organs, the love organs. The owner of 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 are they in the position of the owner of their spouse. In other words, irrespective of who they are, all human beings can become perfected individuals—and not just mere halves—only when they have secured the position of an owner through marriage.
The human sexual organs are sacred. They are the palace of life, where the seed of life is sown, the palace of love, where the flower of love is made to bloom and the palace of lineage, where the fruit of lineage is borne. Through this absolute sexual organ, the absolute lineage, absolute love and absolute life is brought forth; and absolute harmony, absolute unity, absolute liberation and absolute Sabbath brought about.
For what reason, then, are we trying to restore the position of the owner of the reproductive organs? It is to possess God's love from that position. 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 are the true three great subject ideologies. All these teachings and truths are created through the life of a true, model family; and with its expansion, the society, nation, the world and even the universe will be transformed into the peace kingdom of the model, ideal family.
However, 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, the true parent and the true king, inherited the lineage of Satan and was degraded to a false teacher, false parent and false king.
When we come to think of it, the purpose for Jesus' coming down to earth did not lie elsewhere. If Jesus, who had come as the second Adam, had not lost his life on the cross, he would have been of the original lineage of God, unrelated to the Fall, and would have reversed the failure of the first Adam, established the true family as the Savior of humankind and founded on earth the original human homeland, the kingdom of the world embodying the ideal of peace, that is, the kingdom of heaven on earth. However, the disciples, the Jewish leaders and the leaders of the nation of Israel all failed to recognize the Christ, and their disbelief caused Jesus to end his life in such a wretched and tragic way. Has there been anyone who knew of the grievous heart of Jesus, who had to leave earth at an untimely moment, leaving no child behind him? Though two thousand years of Christianity history have passed, has there ever been any Christian who stopped to imagine Jesus' sorrowful circumstances? Jesus left suddenly, leaving behind him few traces other than a promise to return, and though his physical body has long been buried and become dust, the will that God had tried to fulfill through him is finally in the process of being completed at this time, at the end of history, through True Parents, who have received the seal of Heaven and been manifested on earth.
However, the life of Rev. Moon, whose task it is to complete the mission of True Parents, has been one of sorrow, marked by inexpressible suffering and persecution. The third Adam, the True Parent, needs to restore through indemnity and completely reverse all the failures of the first and second Adams. It is True Parents' mission to not only complete the mission of the Savior, Messiah, and Lord at his second coming, but also the mission of all those major figures on whom religions are based. With similarities to God's creation of the universe, his life has constituted the great work of the re-creation of humanity, where not even the smallest error is permitted. It has been a lonely course that cannot be discussed with anyone. It has been a course that took him down thorny paths through the wilderness—paths that he had to follow while utterly alone. Not even God could acknowledge him.
Hovering many a time between life and death and vomiting blood, he has still had to rise again like a phoenix to remain true to his promise to God. Rev. Moon has had to endure imprisonment six times, though he was innocent: for working in the underground independence movement when he was studying in Japan in his early days; for propagating the will of God in Pyongyang, which was under communist rule immediately after Korea's colonial independence; during the Syngman Rhee administration, after Korea had been reborn as a free nation; and, furthermore, even in the United States, which proudly presents itself to the world as a model of democracy. Who on earth can understand the eventful life of Rev. Moon? His has been a life of misery, which he has endured by biting his tongue, for the sake of our God that deserves pity, and for the salvation of fallen people of the world who are suffering in the realm of death. Even now, if one person were to look into my heart and speak a word of sympathy, my tears would become an explosive waterfall.
Heaven Begins from the Family
Therefore, in the framework of the family, you should serve God as the Father in the topmost position. Everyone of you should become His children, entering into a parent–child relationship with Him and perfecting yourselves through living together, closely linked in blood ties. In short, you should form and live in the realm of a true love relationship with God.
Who would be the greatest grandfather of the universe? The first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, call God "Father." Should their children call Him "Grandfather"? 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, which 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, everyone has equal value in perfected love.
The kingdom of heaven must first be achieved on earth. What this means is that the kingdom of heaven being established in the corporeal world is prerequisite to establishing the kingdom of heaven in the incorporeal world. Therefore, heaven is not a world found in space on the other side of the galaxy, nor is it the by-product of imagination existing only in the human brain. It refers to the substantial kingdom of heaven on earth, which can only be created when you have led lives expressive of true love. When you leave the physical world on that foundation, you automatically enter the incorporeal kingdom of heaven in heaven. This means that only when you have led a heavenly life on earth, can you lead such a life also in heaven.
Only the fruit that has fully ripened on the tree is classified while in storage as a product of the best quality. Herein lies the reason why your lives should not be ones bound for hell, devoured by insects on the tree. You should never forget that you yourselves determine whether you go to heaven or to hell through your life on earth.
The Value of Family
However, with the ushering in of the era of a new heaven and a new earth after the coming of heaven, human beings have been pulled out of the marsh that was sucking them down, and the way has been opened for them to return to their hometowns—hometowns that they could not forget even for a moment—and meet with their family. Could there ever be a day of greater blessing for humanity? The time of heavenly power and fortune has now come for us to reestablish the original family that was lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve.
A Family of Three Generations Living in Harmony
The family sets the pattern for living together in harmony. The home wherein 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, is the model ideal family. This means that you need to establish a true family wherein the stem of true love emerges from the root of true love and bears the fruit of true love.
In such a family the root of history is alive, and the root of the kingdom of heaven extends into it. It is in such a family that the kingdom of heaven on earth takes root. It is also where the everlasting root of kingship is firmly planted. The roots of the past, present and future are represented by the grandparents, parents, and grandsons and granddaughters respectively. The root of the past represents the spirit world, the root of present is the palace representing the world today, and the root of future establishes the grandsons and granddaughters as princes and princesses, and erects the palace of peace representing the two worlds, the spirit world and the physical world.
In such a manner, the three generations of grandparents, parents, and grandsons and granddaughters should live together as one family, serving the eternally existent God. You should know that to seek after and establish such a family of Cheon Il Guk, God's kingdom, is the responsibility of tribal messiahs, the mission of the peace ambassadors, and the desire of God.
The movement to realize a society of mutual existence, prosperity, and benefit, by making humanity one great family, breaking down the walls in our hearts and eliminating even the boundaries between nations, begins thus from one family. Therefore, we should bear in mind that to form and establish true families is our providential calling, advancing the establishment of the cosmic peace kingdom on earth.
You should form families that God will miss and yearn to return to after He has been away. You should raise families to which He can come freely as a Parent visiting His children. That is living in the service of God. To such a family, God becomes the Subject of our conscience, acting vertically. Following that vertical Subject, your mind stands in the position of the vertical subject of yourself, and brings your mind and body into unity. That is where parental love, conjugal love, children's love, and siblings' love—in short, the four realms of love or the four realms of heart—are perfected. Only in such a family can the upper and lower, front and behind, left and right be connected as one and circular motion continue.
If the world were filled with such true families, that world would be one governed by the heavenly way and heavenly laws, with no need for lawyers, prosecutors or even judges. Ponder this for a moment. Who would be most fully aware of your good and bad deeds? It would be your grandparents, your parents, your spouse and your children.
Is there anything that cannot be resolved within the family? When parents and children, husband and wife, and elder siblings and younger siblings set an example of living for the sake of one another, how could they do anything unforgivable? What chance would they have to commit crimes? A world governed by the heavenly way and the heavenly laws is a natural world, an unobstructed world of truth and pure reason, and a world of the settlement of noon, where no shadows are cast.
Esteemed representatives of the Mongolian People's Federation: We should all return gratitude and glory to God and True Parents for enlightening us about the incredible providential age in which we are living. We should give praise and thanks for eternity to True Parents for opening the time after the coming of heaven, which is unprecedented in history and which will never be repeated in the future, and for bringing about the era of the settlement of the realm of true liberation and complete freedom. Just as the sun rises with brilliant light in the eastern sky, heavenly fortune is now shining upon all people. The curtain of darkness that shrouded us for thousands and tens of thousands of years is lifting at last. as Heaven's will is taking root in your hearts. This is a path of destiny you cannot avoid. Therefore stand up with courage and shout out, "Whoever wants to die will live, and whoever wants to live will die!"
Ladies and gentlemen: The mission of the Mongolian People's Federation has now become clear. Serving the Universal Peace Federation as the vertical Abel, and the religious realm and national realm of the world as the horizontal Abel, it should be in the position of Cain and work as the central figure in establishing the global kingdom of the peace ideal. I hope you also will participate actively in the Bering Strait Tunnel Project, currently being promoted as a Universal Peace Federation construction project. Through the completion of this project, humanity will become one great family and the establishment of a war-free world of the peace ideal, espousing the blessings of eternal peace will come to be.
Please become true princes and princesses that can attend and live together with God, the eternal peace king, as the true parent of humanity. Let us restore the Mongolian People's Federation to the Mongolian Shared Lineage Federation by receiving the marriage blessing of True Parents and perfecting the conversion of our lineage. Please take to heart that this is the task assigned to you by God and become the true owners in establishing the Kingdom of Peace and Unity in Heaven and on Earth.
May God's grace be upon you, your family and your nations. Thank you.
Our Mission in the Last Days of Providential History
An edited version of Rev. Moon’s speech given at the Common Legacy Summit, Congratulatory Banquet in Washington D.C., December 13, 2004.
Respected leaders from countries around the world, representing all religions and nations! Let us first gather our hearts together. Let us sincerely offer glory and gratitude to God,the True Parents of all creation and Lord of true love. Let us make today one of greatest value, one which will provide a new foundation for America.
The Cold War held humanity captive to fear and insecurity for half a century. Communist machinations and duplicity deceived people of faith and all humankind. That has ended. But, how secure and happy are we?
Young people, liberated from communism, instead of seeking God’s ideal, are in danger of running pellmell off the cliff of debauchery. The embrace a perspective of selfish individualism and become slaves to free sex. Homosexuals have hoisted the flag of the so called “gay” movement, advocating marriage between people of the same sex. This is barbaric and it infuriates heaven and humanity. Based on what they advocate, humanity would become extinct within two generations.
Another plague, divorce, is destroying families values. Who will compensates the many innocent children for the parental love snatched from them? The Middle East conflict is now grinding the entire world in a crucible of fear over terrorism and murder.
By what means can today’s world be saved? I would like to convey to you a message from God, to the six billion people in this age.
Because of the fall, all people have inherited Satan’s blood lineage. Fallen humanity has been waiting for someone who is of the lineage of heaven, who has no connection to Satan. This is the True Parents. They come as the Savior and Messiah of all humanity. They have the mission to ruthlessly cut down all wild olive trees growing for tens of thousands of years and engraft them into the true olive tree. This represents the change of human blood lineage. The True Parents come to complete this great endeavor on an inter-religious and international level.
The True Parents come in the “Last Days”. The time of the final providence. They know the providential timetable and work in line with it to bring the providence to its conclusion. The True Parents come with the authority to govern the spirit world and mobilize the four major founders of the world’s religions and myriads of good ancestors.
Humanity has entered a new realm of grace. Heavenly fortune has arrived. I openly declare to Heaven and Earth that I have received Heaven’s anointing and have come as the True Parent. We are now in the last days of God’s providence. This is the time of the Holy Blessing when humanity’s lineage will be changed from Satan’s to God’s blood lineage. The Era After the Coming of Heaven is now unfolding. Now, Heaven no longer condones that diseased and disordered world!
Practice a life of living for the sake of others and you will go through a revolution of character. This path will enable us to realize the Kingdom of God on earth—the Peace Kingdom.
What is true homeland liberation? It means to transform this world into a new nation, the true homeland. It emerges out of a process of re-creation through love. It is a part of the original creation, it has no borders, and bears no relationship to the fall. In realizing homeland liberation, we should love even our enemies. We find true homeland liberation on the path of loving our enemies. This love of enemies extends to family, tribe, nation and world enemies.
There are about 200 nations in the world, but has one brought God’s will into reality? All of the world’s people have Satan’s filthy blood lineage flowing
in them. To remove this, you must experience a revolution of character, a true love revolution.
The Three Great Revolutions of True Love
We must atone for the past in order to reclaim our right of ownership. You must purge yourself from all habits and thoughts accumulated in The Age Before the Coming of Heaven. It is completed when you accomplish it in the realms of the individual, family and nation. On that basis you can fulfill and perfect an ideal family, a family of true love based upon the absolute values that are for the standard of life in The Age After the Coming of Heaven. In God's family ideal, these absolute values are perfected in a three-generational family composed of parents, husband and wife and children.
Only after the birth of their children can a man and woman stand in the position of owners of true parental love. In any relationship, it is the object partner who places the subject partner in the position of an owner of true love. The subject partner must live for and invest in their object partner both living for the sake of a higher purpose. In this way, absolute values are created. Parents, husband and wife and children bring each other to perfection as owners of true love. The family is able to settle in an eternal realm of unity. They ae able to live in eternal communion with God.
Further, you take the revolutionary step of returning all your property and ownership rights to Heaven. Give up your lingering attachments. This cuts all your ties with the satanic world and separates you from Satan. In exchange, you will inherit all those things and more with Heaven's blessing.
What is the revolution of conscience? It is the inner revolution by which you become absolutely obedient to your conscience. Your conscience possesses pinpoint awareness of your every action and thought. It tells you every right action to take in every situation. Violation of the conscience gives you guilt. Dust settles on your soul: it becomes filthy and scarred. You take these baggages with you to the spirit world. While here, you must overcome your physical desires, accept the guidance of your conscience, and live in oneness with Heaven's will. Treasure the unblemished, clean and pure state of your soul.
The third revolution is that of heart. God created humans as His children. He is bound to us by true love and true heart. Because of the fall, we have lived for thousands of years under false parents, in false love, life and lineage. To remove this yoke, you must live with true love, forgiving, giving and sacrificing continually. This life Satan hates most. If you live a constructive life, being the first to yield and to give to others, your heart will be bound with God forever. Through the Holy Blessing instituted by the True Parents you are able to engraft to God's true lineage. The True Parents are the visible incarnations of the invisible God.
Leaders of the world, please think why you came here today. You have now received Heaven's call. I received my calling at the age of sixteen, ever since, I have spent my entire life walking a course of blood, sweat and tears. It was to rescue humanity from Satan's dominion and bring God into a state of liberation and complete freedom.
We now have the opportunity to establish our common homeland that will also be Heaven's homeland. That homeland requires sovereignty, territory and godly people. Heaven's lineage of goodness must extend powerfully throughout that homeland. The pulse of God's providential history must be felt there in a way that cannot be experienced anywhere else. If it is possible to build this homeland right now, how can you hesitate? Please complete the mission of Heaven's direct emissary. Please live as prophets who have been given the promise of eternal life.
Ladies and gentlemen, I recently founded the Mongolian Peoples' Federation for World Peace, a movement to bring together people of Mongolian descent from throughout the world. My intent certainly is not nationalistic. This is a comprehensive movement for peace. The people of Mongolian ancestry are the descendants of Cain and Shem, the eldest sons of Adam and Noah, respectively. God called Noah's family to restore through indemnity the historical errors committed by Adam's family. Now, in the final period of the providence, Sham's descendants can accomplish their mission as the first born among humanity. Thus, it is a movement to comfort God's heart of pain over Adam's family, which lost Abel by murder and waited 130 years to establish Seth. It is a movement to make the world into one brotherhood and one family by enabling us to tear down the walls of the heart that divide us, that all humanity might live together in a society characterized by interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values. It is a providential step to hasten the establishment of God's homeland.
I think we should return gratitude and glory to God and True Parents. They have enlightened us about the incredible providential age in which we are living. They even have bestowed on us the glorious mission to establish Heaven's kingship as direct emissaries. Through all eternity, we will gratefully glorify and praise True Parents, who have inaugurated the Era of the Opening of Heaven and Earth After the Coming of Heaven. Therefore, we offer this Coronation Ceremony for the Peace King to True Parents today. This is unprecedented in history and will never be repeated in the future. True Parents have established the realm of true liberation and complete freedom.
Just as the sun rises with brilliant light in the eastern sky, heavenly fortune is now shining upon all people. The curtain of darkness that shrouded us for thousands and tens of thousands of years is drawing back at last. The divine command to complete Heaven's will is taking root in your hearts. This is a path of destiny you cannot avoid. Therefore be courageous and stand up! We have the Age after the Coming of Heaven working with us. You can experience with certainty the meaning of Jesus' teaching that those who lose their life will live and those who seek their life will die. Let us resolve heroically to do whatever it takes to complete the sacred task of homeland liberation and establish the Peace Kingdom, God's ideal of creation on this planet Earth.
Please engrave the heavenly command you received today deep in your heart. From this time forward, as a leader chosen by God to build the Fatherland, you must pledge to lead a beautiful and precious life. Everyone here without exception will eventually pass on to the spirit world. You do not want to carry with you any regret.
Today I have conveyed to you God's message for the new era. I pray that God's blessings will forever be upon you, your families, and your mission as His direct emissaries.