Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Founder, Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace
New York Hilton Hotel
May 27, 2001
Respected Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:
I would like to express deep gratitude to the former heads of state and government, ambassadors to the United Nations, and many other world leaders who are participating in this historic event in New York.
This is my third occasion to address a gathering sponsored by the Federation for Cosmic Peace and Unification, Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, and the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations.
At the first of these meetings, held last August at the United Nations, I put forward three proposals. The first was that each country should choose religious leaders to be members of an “upper house” of the United Nations. Serious input from religious leaders is necessary in order to solve the world’s problems. The second was that the United Nations create peace zones between countries that are in conflict. The third was that the United Nations declare “True Parents and True Family Day” to be observed around the world. I also emphasized that sooner or later we need to bring down all the barriers that divide us.
During the past two years, the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace and the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations have sponsored many seminars for reading and study called Hoon-Dok seminars, and other educational programs. In fact, during the last two months of the year 2000, they held 3-day-programs in 191 countries, with over 360 leaders participating in each nation.
These programs taught people how to create healthy societies based on healthy families, solve youth problems and family breakdown, and bring harmony among people beyond religion, race, and nationality. They also showed the way to build world peace through practicing the principle of “living for the sake of others.” They were a tremendous success, receiving enthusiastic support in every country from leaders in the fields of religion, politics, education, media, NGOs, and civic life.
My Path to Reach This Day
With the beginning of this first year of the new millennium, I held the Coronation Ceremony for God’s Kingship on January 13. On that foundation, I successfully conducted a speaking tour covering all 50 states in the United States between February 25 and April 17. I spoke in 53 cities in 52 days to a combined audience of over 100,000 inter-religious leaders, primarily Christian. During this tour, I spoke about the path that America and all humanity, and even all of Heaven and Earth, must take.
Ladies and Gentlemen, when I was sixteen years old, I met Jesus early on Easter morning and embraced the path of God’s Will. Since that time, I suffered all manner of misunderstanding and persecution, but I never gave up. I have devoted the more than eighty years of my life to bringing about a world of peace based on the ideal of true families.
In 1971, in obedience to God’s command, I came to America. For the past thirty years I have invested all of my spirit and energy to guide America in fulfilling the mission for which she was chosen, a mission within the realm of the second Israel. Today, I would like to share with you some of the content from my recent speaking tour, as well as content from the Coronation Ceremony of God’s Kingship that was held on January 13 of this year.
The Present Reality
Ladies and Gentlemen, more than six billion people are now living in the world. Without exception they fall into one of two categories: man or woman. In fact, God created all beings, including those of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, with yang and yin nature. In other words, He created a pair system. That is because He created the universe to resemble Himself.
Let us ask, then, who is God to us? What is His relationship with humankind? We refer to Him as “Father,” because He is our source of true love, true life, and true lineage. Thus, the original relationship between God and humanity is that of parent and child.
There is nothing more important to us than love, life, and lineage. Among these, which do you think has most value? Many people think that it is horizontal love. However, no matter how valuable love and life are, they are horizontal in nature. They appear and conclude within one generation. On the other hand, lineage is vertical in nature and continues forever, generation after generation.
What is the reality of the environment in which we are living? Our mind and body have been fighting each other since the beginning of history. World wars eventually conclude with a truce, or the defeat of one side, but the struggle between the human mind and body cannot be stopped. It continues without end. The mind and body failed to form a ninety-degree angle in resemblance to God, within Whom the mind is the perfect subject of the body. The fall of the human ancestors brought about this state of internal conflict. Even non-religious people have to acknowledge that human beings descended from fallen ancestors.
The fall destroyed the eternal relationship of parent and child between God, on the one hand, and the relationship between Adam and Eve, on the other. Therefore, Adam and Eve were unable to generate the love of True Parents, true husband and wife, and true children. Because of this, God never had grandchildren of direct descent. Adam and Eve should have avoided the fall and reached completion, forming one mind and one body as True Parents centering on God, their True Parent. Instead, they entered into a relationship with the enemy and found themselves in the position of having their body in total control of their mind. What, then, is the truth behind the story of the fall?
The Fall in the Garden
The Bible states that the fall originated when the first human ancestors in the Garden of Eden ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This is one of many important passages that the Bible expresses in parables and symbols. It does not refer to a literal fruit. As Jesus says in Matthew 15:11, “What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him unclean, but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him unclean.” It is human nature to try to hide our defects. A child caught stealing a cookie by his mother will instinctively hide his hands or cover his mouth. In the same way, if Adam and Eve had taken a piece of fruit and put it into their mouth, they then would have hidden their hands or covered their mouth when God called them. The fact that they hid their lower parts instead demonstrates that their crime was committed through the lower parts of their body.
There were five masculine figures in the Garden of Eden. First, there was God, who is the subject partner of the entire created world. Then there was Adam and the three angels, Lucifer, Gabriel and Michael. Eve was the only feminine figure. What do you think they felt, standing naked and without shame in the Garden of Eden, observing the insects and animals coming together in pairs? The commandment given in Genesis 2:17, “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die,” was a strong warning about Eve’s love. Eve had to protect her sexual purity until she achieved maturity, attained a God-centered character, and entered into a blessed marriage with God’s permission. Had she succeeded, she would have multiplied God’s eternal love, life, and lineage.
Let me be clear. The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil represents Eve’s reproductive organ, and God gave the commandment in order to protect her virginity. When He created us, God invested His entire heart and soul in our reproductive organs. He created them as the palace of true love, the palace of true life, and the palace of true lineage. The story places the fruit in the context of good and evil in order to tell us that if Eve were to have a relationship with a king, she would give birth to a prince, and if she were to have a relationship with a criminal, she would give birth to a villain. The quality of the harvest depends upon the seed that is planted. It was called the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because it could manifest good or evil fruit.
This is how the original sin, the root of all sin, came into existence. This is why it became necessary for human beings to find rebirth. Rebirth is necessary because the problem relates to lineage.
The Fruit of Sexual Immorality
The Bible also depicts the archangel symbolically, as a serpent. Why is that? The serpent’s tongue splits into two at the end, and so the serpent came to symbolize a person who uses his one mouth to say two completely different things, or a person who will use any means to accomplish his selfish purposes.
A man’s reproductive organ is shaped like the head of a poisonous snake. It is always looking for a hole to slither into. A woman’s reproductive organ is concave, like the wide-open mouth of a poisonous snake with fangs. Once this snake bites, poison quickly spreads through the body, bringing eternal death. Adultery does not just destroy the individual, but also the family, clan, and nation.
In the Garden of Eden, Satan defiled the chastity of a youth. He is harvesting the fruit of that crime in the wave of immorality that is engulfing the world’s youth in this time of the last days, when history reaches its conclusion.
If the reproductive organs are this important, to whom do they belong? A wife’s reproductive organ belongs to her husband, and a husband’s belongs to his wife. In this circumstance, a person’s reproductive organ can be unlocked by one key and one key only. Under no circumstances should you make a spare key. This absolutely cannot be permitted. The wrongful use of this key leads to the destruction of the family and the nation.
The fall of the first human ancestors allowed Satan to have grandchildren and prevented God from having this experience. Because the false parent influenced the act of adultery, there arose the need for a Savior, a Messiah, who would come as True Parents. Since Adam and Eve’s marriage was wrongful in God’s eyes, the Messiah was destined to come as the True Parents in order to restore humankind through marriage rightful in God’s eyes. The branches of the wild olive tree must be cut off and engrafted onto the true olive tree yielding true love.
For this cause, the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, centering on my teaching, has been working to bring the kingdom of Heaven on earth and in Heaven through the ideal of true families. If you doubt this, please pray about it. I discovered this truth through prayer so intense that my very life was at risk. I do not think there is anyone who knows more about the spirit world and God than I do.
I have always taught that we must maintain absolute purity before marriage and absolute fidelity after the Holy Blessing of marriage. By doing so, we can build a family that incarnates God’s four attributes of being absolute, unique, unchanging, and eternal. A man who is created in this way, as the reciprocal partner of true love, represents Heaven, or half the universe, and a woman who is created in the same way represents the earth, the other half. Thus, once a couple is married in the Holy Blessing, they are never to divorce. Divorce divides parents and children. The tide of divorce, now exceeding fifty percent of marriages, utterly destroys the underlying social discipline of moral law and humane ethics.
A Husband and Wife Belong to Each Other
Ladies and Gentlemen, whom do you think God loves more, men or women? The later the creation the more valuable it is, because the Creator invests into it more of His dedication. Woman was the later creation into which God poured His entire heart and being. If you notice, women more than men are born for the sake of others and live for the sake of others. So God’s interest and love tend to go more to women than to men. Where does God want to reside? If Adam and Eve had not fallen but had reached completion and become one with each other centering on true love, then God would have dwelled with them. That is why the first love is precious.
God is the owner of vertical and eternal love and the husband is the owner of horizontal love. So the seed of life comes from God and is inside the husband. Women are like a garden. They receive the seed and sacrifice their body to provide the fetus nourishment, to nurture it with love, and then give birth. The baby receives 99 percent of its bones and flesh from its mother. If you look at how a woman is shaped, you will notice that there is no part of her body that exists for her own sake. Do her well-developed breasts and hips belong to her? No, they exist for the sake of her babies. The womb, which men lack, and the monthly menstrual cycle also exist for the sake of her babies.
To whom do a woman’s reproductive organs belong? Do they belong to her husband or to herself? They belong to her husband. In the end, we see that a woman is created to live for her husband and her children. So a husband must attend to his wife as the queen of queens. When his wife is breast-feeding and nurturing the baby, the husband must do everything he can for the sake of his wife and baby.
The husband is responsible to rear the children born to him and his wife to become filial children, patriots for the nation, saints for the world, and finally divine sons and daughters of God. In this way, husband and wife relate as subject and object partners. In terms of quality, men and women are equal in value. However, in terms of the order of things, the husband, who holds the seed of life within him, is the subject partner. With her husband as absolute subject partner, a wife and the children should create one heart and one body and offer a true family to God.
Racism and Religious Strife
Ladies and Gentlemen, with the opening of the new millennium we are moving quickly toward the creation of a unified world. We are going beyond “One nation under God” and are moving toward “One universe under God.” The unified family of humankind that I prophesied many years ago is becoming a reality.
There are still formidable obstacles on the path, in particular, racism and religious strife. These stand against the will of God. God is the first ancestor of humankind.
In a manner of speaking, white people are a polar bear race. Starting in the Arctic regions, they spread to Scandinavia, Britain, and on across the world. The yellow race lived mainly in Asia, practicing agriculture. They had a deep love for the land, so their skin turned brown. Black people are like the black bear of the tropics. The reason their skin is black is that they lived near the equator, where the sun’s rays are intense. The different skin colors among the races have no significance in terms of superiority or inferiority. It is simply a matter of our having adapted to different environments.
In fact, we know that the qualitative makeup of our bodies is 99.96% identical. From God’s standpoint, skin color has no qualitative significance whatsoever. In fact, the God of love is colorblind. God did not create different races with differing skin colors. In the spirit world, there are no white people or black people. The only color that exists there is the color of true love.
Strife among religious groups is a particularly serious obstacle blocking humanity’s effort to bring about world peace. God did not create denominations or religious groups. In fact, religion itself is a result of the fall. Satan fosters denominational schism and religious divisions. In the spirit world, there are no walls between nations, denominations, or religions. It is a world composed of one large family.
God’s Promises Are Fulfilled
Because I know these things well, I strongly encouraged all clergy during my recent 50-state tour to transcend their denominations and unite as one. In fact, 144,000 churches are now leading this movement through the United Federation of Churches, centered on the American Clergy Leadership Conference.
In addition, the movement to break down barriers for the sake of world peace, which I explained at the United Nations, is rapidly moving forward. The Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace is leading the way. Centering on WANGO, the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, this movement is spreading from the United Nations headquarters in New York across the continents and oceans of the world.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this year begins the seventh millennium of biblical history and the third millennium after Jesus. It is the time of fulfillment for the Completed Testament Age, in which the promises of the Old and New Testaments are fulfilled and the Kingdom of Heaven is brought into reality on Earth and in Heaven in accordance with the completion of the spirit world.
I was victorious in setting all the indemnity conditions necessary for the “Coronation Ceremony of God’s Kingship.” This January 13, I carried out this ceremony. This was the most joyous day in providential history, because it liberated our Parent in Heaven from the path of sorrow that He has endured since the fall of the first human ancestors. I would like to share with you some of what I said at the Coronation Ceremony of God’s Kingship.
No “Only-Begotten Daughter”
We can hold this Coronation Ceremony for God’s Kingship for the first time because all the people on Earth and in Heaven have been blessed and form a homogeneous nation. To do that, religions from Judaism, to the second Israel centering on Christianity, to Korea, went through the realms of the first, second, and third Israel and the eras of the Old, New, and Completed Testaments.
The Completed Testament is the era of marriage blessing for everyone. Because of the fall of the first human ancestors, all things created by God could not stand in the realm of blessing. Therefore, God taught people by establishing numerous religions, leading them through the salvation providence and raising them step-by-step to the era of the Completed Testament.
The people of the peripheral religions were not aware of this. Judaism and Christianity paved the road of serving God as our Father. On that foundation Jesus came as the only begotten Son of God in the end times.
God lost control of human history due to Adam and Eve’s failure. For the first time, on the first Israelis foundation, the only son whose blood lineage God could love was born on Earth: Jesus. The elder son was born.
Although the only begotten son was born, no “only begotten daughter” appeared. It can be said that in Jesus, God recreated Adam after the four-thousand-year salvation history. In the original creation, however, after creating Adam, God created Eve as Adam’s counterpart. He did so by imitating Adam, applying the same principle and blueprint He used when creating Adam.
The Bible says that God created Eve by taking the rib of Adam. This means that God adopted the core of Adam to create Eve. That is why the perfected Adam would be in the position of God’s only son.
God found the only begotten son through the direct lineage of love, but did not find the “only begotten daughter.” In order to find the new Eve, God had to reverse fallen history through a family and engraft it into a nation. For this purpose, God prepared Jacob and the twelve tribes, considered to be the chosen people, and established the nation of Israel. Jacob’s twelve sons gained ground and expanded the area of victory, bringing into being the nation of Israel and the religion of Judaism, which led the providence up until Jesus’ advent.
A History of Failure and Loss
The nation of Israel was an external structure and had characteristics comparable to those of Cain, while Judaism was an internal structure with Abel-like characteristics. Jesus’ bride, who would take the position of mother to these brothers, was to have been chosen on the foundation of the unity of these representatives of Cain and Abel. Through her, the nation of Israel and the religion of Judaism should have united as Cain and Abel and served Jesus as their father, centering on their recognition that he was born of God’s lineage.
Then, centering on the blessed family of Jesus, a clan and nation would have been established. No one can deny this.
Even though Rome dominated the world, it would not have prevailed against God’s foundation made by Jesus. External things are like flesh, while internal things are like bones. Flesh cannot defeat bones. If Israel had taken such a position, Jesus would have achieved the unity of all nations, the liberation of God and the Coronation Ceremony for God’s Kingship two thousand years ago. But, because Jesus couldn’t find a restored Eve and form a family, the chosen people of Israel and their nation were destroyed. All was lost. Because the foundation of people was lost, Israel suffered greatly.
In the seventh century, the religion of Islam emerged among the central people who received much blessing from God upon their return from Egypt. Muslims and Jews were brothers, but became adversaries. Ishmael and Isaac were both sons of Abraham but their descendents became adversaries and fought throughout history. They fought centering on Jerusalem, and Israel was lost. The lost Israel should be restored, but not by force. Cain and Abel achieving peace in Jesus’ time would have resolved the war between left wing and right wing on Earth and in spirit world on the national level. But because the prepared nation of Israel failed to receive the Messiah, the Second Advent of the Lord became necessary.
Failure to Recognize the Lord
Centering on Christianity, which became the second Israel, the Roman Empire was conquered. But because Jesus lost his physical body, Christianity expanded its influence worldwide representing only the spiritual realm. After World War II, the world unified based upon Christian culture. By that unification, Satan was subdued at that moment. On this foundation, if Catholics and Protestants had became one representing Christian culture and had welcomed the Second Advent of the Messiah, the True Parents of humankind, the world would have been united. The allied nations and opposing nations could have been restored to God. This would have taken place within seven years after 1945, by 1952. The Coronation Ceremony for the Kingship of God would have been held at that time.
But, Christianity did not recognize the returning Lord. To this day, Christians have tried to persecute the Unification Church. In the same way that the first Israel and Judaism opposed Christianity on the national level, Christianity has opposed the Unification Church on the worldwide level. As a result, due to the grace of the law of indemnity, we are now entering the time period of building the kingdom of God on earth and in Heaven. As this has transpired, all religions have lost their footing. Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism and Islam now have the form of religion, but they have declined in spiritual vitality. Not only religions, but also families, societies, nations and the world have become like hell. God’s ideal realm of love is nowhere to be found on earth.
In America, there is no family in which husband and wife, or mind and body, are united according to the original standard. Parents and children are fighting. There is no family in which parents and children are absolutely one. All are separated in a world of selfish individualism. Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam remain as forms of religion based on cultural status and have educated people the world over about the mission of the messiah. Then, who is the Lord of the Second Advent? He is the True Parent.
The Power of Lineage
True Parents bring true love and true blood lineage that was lost in the Garden of Eden. False parents instigated fallen love and they planted the fallen lineage. In the original world, people create true families centering on God. Today, people can create a family of true sons and daughters by connecting with the true blood lineage. We become the children of True Parents by connecting our lineage to True Parents.
With the inheritance of blood lineage, the true parent and child relationship is possible. Even God cannot separate people from their blood lineage, nor can Satan. Because of this, in the Completed Testament age, humankind can indemnify the failures of both the Old Testament era and the New Testament era by expanding the true lineage through true families who have received the Blessing of the True Parents.
We should engraft into the blood lineage of God based on the original standard of absolute faith, love, and obedience. Following that, we should become a people of one body, one mind, and one understanding, who reach beyond the realm of death. Satan cannot touch anyone who has a God-centered heart and endures life-and-death difficulties on the familial, national, and world levels. Such a person is in the direct dominion of God’s heart and Satan has no power over him.
If the people had received Jesus to the extent that he as a bridegroom could have had his own marriage supper, he would not have died. Satan could not have touched him. Nonetheless, Jesus completed his responsibility and he entered the direct dominion of God. In the direct dominion, God’s blood lineage is connected. Therefore, there was no way for Satan to intrude. The problem is that we have not advanced to that level.
The Ripened Seed
If Adam and Eve had married and loved with God’s true love, they would have been unable to fall. Satan could not have separated them. But Adam and Eve were in their growing period; the fruit was not yet ripe. Unripe fruit does not produce seeds. It has no eternal life. The place to dispose of lifeless things is hell. They finally came to have no relationship with God. The father-son relationship hinges upon blood lineage. Extension of the blood lineage does not just happen by itself. It cannot happen through the action of a single entity, but absolutely requires the coming together of the lineages of a father and mother. Upon the foundation of the harmonious unity of man and woman, the internal and external characteristics of their blood lineages become completely one with the fundamental cosmic principles. Then the substantial mind, representing the internal character, manifests a substantial body, representing the external character, and ultimately a human being is created and a life is brought into the world.
Humanity stems from Adam’s family. We are like a giant tree stemming from Adam’s family. Centering on Adam and Eve, whom God created as substantial beings, we are like branches and leaves that spread from the entire tree in all four directions. We are like branch factories that manufacture heavenly citizens. By doing so, with the help of the True Parents of Heaven and Earth, we earn the qualification to live eternally in Heaven. This is how we co-create the ideal kingdom of God in Heaven and on earth.
Christianity, working spiritually, has tried to unite Cain and Abel, to reconcile religions, and even to build a bridge between God and Satan. Upon this foundation, if the Lord of the Second Advent had been recognized, built his own true family and secured God’s sovereignty, the history of restoration would have concluded. But this providence has not been completed. After World War II, America, as the second Israel standing on the Christian foundation, should have welcomed the True Parents who came as the third Adam and Eve and Lords of Heaven and Earth. The foundation for the kingdom of God in Heaven and on earth should have been established and liberated, centering on the creation of the kingdom of the third Israel.
The Responsibility of True Parents
Including the 40 years of detour through a wilderness course, it has been 56 long years since this consummation failed. Thus, for me to hold this Coronation Ceremony to honor God is like a dream come true. I ask the question, who should hold this ceremony for God? To answer that, let us ask, who was it that destroyed the hope for such a ceremony to begin with? It was Satan and Adam. Because Satan encroached upon their love, Adam and Eve could not assume the True Parents’ position and establish the True Parents’ blood lineage.
The fall inaugurated the trail of Satan’s blood lineage, and neither God nor Satan could deny or reverse the consequences. It is not likely that Satan will destroy what he has created. No one, including Satan, likes to destroy or dramatically modify what he created. God by Himself cannot reverse the consequences of the fall. Had He the ability to do so, He would never have lost Adam’s family to Satan in the first place.
In principle, it is clear that the perfected Adam is the only person who can repair the damage. We must understand that the perfected Adam’s family is the only family that can bring to earth the original nature of love that originates from God.
Everything needs a central position, like the center of a circle, to use as a standard or reference point. The completion of restoration is no exception. Then what is the center of the blessed family? To answer that, let us ask, who gives the Blessing? The True Parents do. Who should officiate the ceremony through which children come to resemble their parents and inherit their parents’ blood lineage? Without the fall, True Parents would have. And who officiates marriages in today’s world? As a result of the fall, an angelic-type dignitary approved by the secular world officiates the weddings of our children. In terms of its value for restoring blood lineage, this is like climbing a mountain by walking along a horizontal ladder.
Creating the Order of Love
On October 14th of last year, I declared the completion of the unification of all the religions in both the spiritual and physical worlds. All the saints in the spirit world, my own children who passed into the spirit world, and all the blessed couples in the spirit world were included in this ceremony. In summary, through this completion, the True Parents are the king and queen of the family.
Has there ever been anyone who, as a representative of Heaven and earth, could claim that he is the king of the family and stands as a descendant of God’s lineage, separated from Satan’s? Such a person would have the subject-partner position as the model of God’s true love on the foundation the eight stages of restoration. [The eight stages are those of the individual, family, clan or tribe, society, nation, world, cosmos, and God.] In order to become the king of the family, we have to become the first parents among all parents and the first elder son among all elder sons.
Among brothers, the first son should be the first to marry and start his family. Everything has an order.
There is a term “reversed marriage,” which refers to a reversal in the order of marriage between elder and younger siblings. The order is violated quite often today. This phenomenon actually reflects the path of restoration. Thus people go this way and that way and even follow the reversed order. The disorder should no longer take place. If the right order is forgotten, everything will fall apart, as it is in the world today. Incest, illicit love relationships, and such problems stem from this confusion. Couplings between grandfathers and granddaughters, fathers-in-law and daughters-in-laws—it is all out there. Such phenomena reveal that Satan, the king of the fallen world, is making his final, desperate effort to destroy God’s ideal of creation, the family. Incestuous relationships occur because people revolve around without knowing the center. They don’t know whether to turn zero degrees, one degree, 180 degrees or 360 degrees. Consequently, they grab and consume one another. In this era of confusion, of chaos, and family-level disarray, everyone floats around randomly to hook up with one another without any sense of order. The same is true on the national level and beyond.
Who can bring order to this world? God could not interfere with the fall nor with marriages under Satan’s reign. Likewise, even in the last days there is no way God can interfere. Since false parents created false love and false life, True Parents have to reject these and restore true love, life, and lineage through indemnity.
Leaving Behind Individualism
What is the meaning of Matthew 10:39, “Those who seek their life will lose it”? We should be able to reach beyond the level of death in fulfilling God’s providence. We should be able to say, “I still have energy to do God’s work, even after I die.” Then, we will live. There is no resurrection for those who fear death and run away to save themselves.
Then, what about God and True Parents? If God lives for the sake of His own life, then there will be no completion. What if God takes the position where He is willing to lose His life? Then He will live. That is the way God saves fallen humanity. If you throw a rope over a cliff to save the people at the bottom, you have to pull the rope until you bring everybody up to the top. By the same token, when God offers everything for humankind, He too will live. Therefore, the Messiah should work even harder than God. He should be willing to lose his life.
People in the modern world shout, “We want freedom! Freedom! Freedom!” Although modern education is good, it teaches a concept of freedom that ignores the idea of sacrifice for others. It confines young people within the limits of the fallen world. Educated with this selfish individualism, people cannot comprehend the concepts of family, tribe, people, nation, world, and God’s providence. In this regard, the Oriental and Western systems are 180 degrees opposite. Even their perspectives on the family are different. From the viewpoint of selfish individualism, we cannot find the concepts of family, tribe, people, nation, world and cosmos.
Start with Mind-Body Unity
How can we awaken the world to the new concept? I have taught how one should view everything from the family all the way to God. Ultimately we even have to liberate God. I started from the smallest level and finally arrived at the position from which I could liberate God.
How do we do it? We start with the smallest point, mind-body unity. Upon that absolute unity, the family, nation, and world can return to God. As long as one clings to selfish individualism, he cannot reach that position. This individualism is the enemy of religion, the conscience, and God. It is connected directly to Satan.
Did you come here as spectators? Or have you come to hear my message and go through this difficult course successfully? It makes no difference whether you are a laborer or a graduate of Yale, Harvard, or Oxford.
Who likes free sex more, white people or black people? If black people like it, they do so because they learned to from white people. The life of free sex and homosexuality will inevitably lead people to drugs and AIDS, which threaten human survival. It is reported that AIDS in Africa has reached a very serious level.
Based on the assumption that the AIDS virus can lie dormant for eight to 12 years, it is feared that the populations of some areas may be almost wiped out within two generations.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let us now turn our attention to the United Nations. The various NGOs have many problems. They do not want to deal with the difficult issues. The NGO representatives from around the world talk about this or that societal evil, issues within the realm of their influence. But when they hear my teachings, based on God’s providence, for the UN to unite the world and solve the problems of communism and other problems, they know that to achieve it is beyond their ability. On that basis, they accept me as someone who can help them. They believe that I am on the right track. They do not know how to deal with problems such as youth immorality, family breakdown, and AIDS. No president or UN Secretary General knows how to preserve sexually pure lineage for humankind. They may ask themselves, “Is this really an effective solution, or am I dreaming?”
Be Bold and Courageous
Now, I would like to explain clearly the standards we must maintain after the Coronation Ceremony for God’s Kingship. Until now, the most serious problem has been that of lineage. We are talking about our blood lineage. That is the most important thing. Kingship is not as important. Being parents is not as important. Society and government are not as important. School is not as important.
None of the nations of this world belong to God. They belong to Satan. Therefore, to find their center, humanity has no choice but to follow the teachings of God and True Parents. No matter how you look at it, whether you are Oriental, white, or black, you are having so much trouble. From now on, whether you like to do so or not, you really should listen to what I have to offer. It is your decision whether or not to remain engulfed in trouble and confusion. Today you decide to stand with me and your determination should not change. Now you must act based upon genuine sincerity.
What are we supposed to do in this new millennium? Until now, neither God nor the True Parents were liberated. But from this moment on, the Parents of Heaven and earth are liberated and the children also are liberated. There is nothing to fear. Even if you are locked up, you should not be afraid. We should not be afraid of passing into the spirit world even at a young age. You lose nothing. Why should we fear going to the kingdom of Heaven at a young age? The cosmos is in your hands. You should not deny that you have ultimate value as a child of God. You should not worry.
Today, by holding God’s Coronation Ceremony, we have changed the nation. It is the time to worry only about how to follow Head-wing Ideology and Godism, which express the will of God. God has been pained with the history of resentment. God never had a chance to do what He wanted to do with humanity. We need to provide the supportive force now, so that God can have full authority based on this new kingship.
Should we be able to say to God, “God, please wake me up and take me along”? Or should we say, “God, please come out. I will guide You now. You have worked all these years to awaken us and to guide us. But now, Your hard work has paid off. The Coronation Ceremony for You is being offered. You have every right to do whatever You want!” You know how to guide, don’t you? Whether or not God can visit you, you should know how to guide Him. From now on, things will change.
Three Immutable Laws
Do you know how to achieve perfection as an individual? Do you know that individual perfection comes through mind and body unity? At the time of the fall, the body that inherited Satan’s love and blood lineage became stronger than the power of the conscience. This was the problem. Under no circumstances should we follow bodily desires. From now on, we have to recognize and abide by immutable laws.
The first law is that one must not stain the blood lineage, even to the point of dying. The second law is not to infringe upon human rights. Whether female or male, black or white, everyone is equal. One must not discriminate or violate human rights. For this reason, people who are in a leadership position must not change someone else’s position according to their own desire or feeling. The one who practices true love, honoring human rights in the correct way and living for the sake of others, is in the mainstream. The creation of Heaven and earth begin from that point. Acts that dilute or betray this main current of thought are not to be tolerated. Violation of this is the second of all sins. The third law is to refrain from stealing money to fulfill selfish desires.
Seventy percent of the people in jail are there because of these crimes. If you are imprisoned, you will see this is true. The problems of human rights infringements and lineage violations concern man and woman. Following these are the problems dealing with power and money. Money, knowledge, and power have ruled the satanic world. From today forward, do not follow the habitual patterns of the fallen world and contaminate the blessed blood lineage that has been bequeathed through God’s love and life. Can you abide by this rule? All couples, even if your spouse is dead, must pledge today that you will not stain your lineage.
Respect All People
We must not forget this Memorial Day. When husband and wife are quarreling, they should be able to stop immediately by remembering January 13. In the West, thirteen is the worst of all numbers. If the center number were 12, then the principle of Heaven and Earth would circulate through the 12 months of the year.
However, since this center number 13 does not circulate in this way, everything is in chaos and it has become an irrational, confusing world. God’s desire is to straighten it out. Once you understand this principle, you must abide by it even if you have to die a thousand times. Think of this as a moment to make an unbreakable, impermeable determination. What is the first law? Purity! Second? Abuse of human rights! Third? Misuse of money! On this Memorial Day, in order to maintain the sovereign power, the kingship of Heaven, and to stand before it as a people: parents, husband and wife, children, and brothers and sisters, these laws are absolutely necessary.
Therefore, you cannot neglect your older brother. You cannot neglect your younger brother, even if he were handicapped. In the secular world, people may not care, but we cannot neglect in-laws or relatives. You who graduated from a university neglect those who only completed high school. That is a sin. It violates human rights.
Following that offense is the misuse of money. The selfish abuse of the public environment is as sinful and fearful as taking public money. Those with such a lifestyle will not succeed regardless of how they try to live a good life. The whole universe dislikes those who incur a debt. Within your clan, who likes it when you create a problem for everyone else and cause the clan to fall into debt? In the end, the entire clan will come forward and punish the troublemaker. That time is coming.
One Family of Humankind
Do you understand these three points? Count the number of determinations you have made in your heart to follow the laws of the Kingdom of Heaven. Do you pledge to do so? These laws have to do with purity, equalization of all people, and proper use of national property. You should understand everything well and make it habitual. You will avoid wrong actions only when you reach the stage in which as soon as your mouth opens you spontaneously talk about these articles of the Kingdom of Heaven.
There is no doubt you will face challenges in life, but if you make an effort to abstain from violating these divine laws, the challenges will make you a victorious person. As long as you abide by these heavenly laws, you do not need my teaching any longer. You will naturally enter the kingdom of God.
What do we do next? What kind of life do you want to live? We all want to live well. But do you consider living alone to be a good life? No! We should live together. With what kind of people? Following what rules and in what environment? It is simple. There are three dimensions: the parent-child relationship; the conjugal relationship; and the brother-sister relationship. This last one means brothers and sisters in the position of children of the same parents; it refers to a relationship among children of the same parents.
This is why one’s family has a mother and a father; from that couple came sons and daughters. You have the brother-sister relationship because you stand before the same mother and father. In my eyes, third cousins, the in-laws and all the cousins and so on including all people, are related, sharing the brother-sister relationship. Once the parent-child relationship and conjugal relationship are connected, brothers and sisters will automatically come to exist. The relationships within this wide range of humankind may be called brother-sister relationships. Brothers and sisters are created to live a good life in harmony.
Model a True Life
To live a virtuous life, guidance is necessary. Each person has to be an example to others. That defines the virtuous way of life. If you cannot become a model for others, you are not leading a true life. If your life can serve as an example before the mother and father, the husband and wife, and children, then you know you are living a virtuous life.
There are three relationships: parent and child; husband and wife; and among the children. The brother-sister relationship is a consequence of the harmony of all these relationships. Therefore, in order to stand in the position of subject partner in a brother-sister relationship or children’s relationship, you must influence others so positively that not even one person can live without you.
From now on, even if you are accused as a traitor and executed in the view of the world, if you keep these things absolutely, your family will belong to the heavenly royal family that possesses eternal freedom, unity, and liberation.
I want you to remember this clearly. Keep it as a commitment. In the standards for the third millennium, I mentioned pure lineage, the equality of human rights, and the preservation of national public assets. That means, do not be a thief. What is next? Be an example! Be an exemplary parent, exemplary spouse, exemplary child, and exemplary sibling. If you form such a family, people in your village will say, “Let’s follow that person,” or “We want to be like her; we want to be his neighbor.” Then, you will surely become a citizen of kingdom of Heaven, and Heaven will remember your family forever. I am living such a life, too.
On this historic day of the Coronation Ceremony of God’s Kingship, I explained the three most important things that humankind must uphold. By practicing these, you can be truly liberated in your family and in your nation. I hope you can remember these contents and keep them as the goals of your life.
In the Completed Testament era, we must understand about the spirit world. May you study about spirit world and God, and may you live for the sake of others. If you do so, you will receive the blessing and become a blessed family. You prepare for your eternal life by living for others. We all should try to gain this heavenly fortune, which surpasses the fruit of all earthly effort.
In front of the living God, with humility, let us be children of filial piety and loyalty. Let us become the divine children of God. In light of God’s sovereignty, in this age of His Kingship, let us stand together to establish a world of peace, love, and harmony.
May God bless you and your family.
Thank you very much.