June 3rd Hoon Dok Hae at East Garden
Sun Myung Moon
June 3, 2007
Notes: Michael Jenkins
Translation: Hee Hun Standard
Editors: L. Strait and J. Flynn
Note: These notes are taken from a simultaneous translation. Simultaneous translation is done in summary form and depends greatly on the translator’s ability to communicate the essence of the message. These cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication on Rev. Moon’s words. However they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message.
Christianity did not receive me in 1945. Christians opposed me and could not properly advise the formation of the United Nations through the United States. The Korean War began because of this. In the Korean War, Syngman Rhee symbolically represented America. However, America didn’t complete its responsibility before Heaven, and so many divisions were created. At that time I knew the providence of God, and I really sought to bring about the unity of the Christian leaders. I was very popular in Korea, and I knew what was coming. But I was strongly opposed at that time. Now North and South Korea need our help. We are seeking to bring the first, second, and third Israel together as one.
People said all kinds of things in the early days in the 1950s. They accused us of immorality, brainwashing, and so forth. The same rumors circulated about Jesus and led to his death.
The most important thing of all is to protect your purity. You must have absolute love. God is an absolute being, but God couldn’t relate absolutely with fallen humanity. God’s situation was more miserable than anyone’s ever. How can we transfer the lineage from Satan’s side to God’s side? Religious people had to be especially devoted to God to receive His lineage. Western people, do you know God and the spirit world? God cannot really show you because everyone inherited the fallen archangel’s blood lineage. So you could not really understand God and the spirit world. It doesn’t matter what religious background you are coming from as a fallen human being. Can you truly know God without being engrafted into His lineage? You must understand how precious the Divine Principle and God’s lineage are.
We must really bring the Old Testament and the New Testament together through the Divine Principle. I tried to bring all the Christian leaders together as one. Many Christians really resisted and said that I was brainwashing people. In Korea and here in America young people left their homes and came to me. I was aware of what is going on in God’s providence.
You have to surrender to the vertical relationship. You can’t just treat me as the same as you just because we eat the same food and look alike. Internally I am different because I walked the path to restore God’s providence through overcoming each and every trial and condition that was placed before the central figures of history. I overcame and was victorious in each and every trial. Now you must walk this way to truly be one with me.
How many Japanese are here? (More than half) White brothers and sisters must make the right conditions to stand with True Parents. I had to make so many conditions with God. How many of you desperately prayed, “God, I have so much sin. How can I shed this sin?” Americans have a tendency to be proud. However, with the family breakdown and other problems in this country, can America truly be proud before God?
Japan represents the Mother and Eve. To save Japan I blessed 6,500 Koreans with Japanese and received so much persecution as a result. Have you ever been to the place of death? 120 clergy went to spread my message to the world. This was important. Then it increased to 1,200. We must unite them as one, as one nation.
I have no sympathy for Satan or evil and will ruthlessly obey God even if the people murmur and complain, even if America opposes me and Pacific Rim nations oppose me. I was the one who worked to save everyone without exception. Even if I were to die I gave everything to save humanity. You can’t just do things like you want to. Are you doing things just because you want to? Can you represent me before God and humanity? Therefore we must completely change.
I am following the Principle and the will of Heaven. Everything that I have done was done only for America. Everything I did was to help America in God’s providence. Many of you are self-centered. You cannot just enjoy your life; you cannot just do as you please. You must follow the will of Heaven.
Jesus was persecuted, Moses was persecuted, Confucius and Buddha were persecuted. I know their teachings well. I risked my life at Pyongyang. I gave the best 34 years of my life to America. If you don’t really follow what I teach you, then Communism will rise again and America will be destroyed. How about black people in America? Do you think that communists, who deny God’s existence, will spare you? They will destroy all who support God.
People all over the world are working with me, many of them quietly. I am working to bring about the unity of all the faiths. The entire spirit world is very happy. There are a lot of things to do now. God’s side cannot take revenge on the enemy. We must embrace and restore the enemy. When I need to go somewhere, I go. When I needed to meet Gorbachev or Kim Il Sung, God opened the way and I went there.
Does America have a center? I want to educate all the leaders of America. When you are convicted of a felony, you can be expelled from America. But many good Americans knew that I was good for America and worked to allow me to stay here. If I ask for all Americans to gather here at East Garden, they should be willing to stay here for one week and sleep here. Would Americans respond to that? I left America and returned after one year and 13 days. Why did I come back? To make the final effort to restore and clean up America and then say good-bye, even to my followers. I came to move America in the right direction. I never asked America for anything. We should build a world in which we no longer need visas. I have no other wish than restoring America.
You should love God more than you love me. You should love Jesus as well. Do you know that I blessed Jesus in marriage? Consider the marriages I did between the saints and the key Korean women. You must pray about them. What is the marriage blessing for? It is connected to the Family Pledge. If you do not know the Kajong Mengse, you shouldn’t come here. If you are truly God’s children, you can inherit the Family Pledge. That is how we should live.
Dr. Peter Kim — Please read the Peace Messages.