REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Let us Become People
Who Pay Back our Debts
Former Church Headquarters
June 10, 1956
God of creation! Your beauty is manifested in all the created beings,
and everywhere Your hands have touched teems with mysterious and radiant
beauty. Please allow us to fathom the distressed heart of the Father who,
even today, is ceaselessly trying to find the beauty in us which is the
purpose of the creation of men. Allow us to return beauty to You for
Please allow us to come forward with the original heart at the time of
the creation. Please allow our body to emanate beauty in its sinless
form right after its creation. Allow our mind and body to attain the
original perfection which represents the heart and love of God, so that
when You move, we move and when You stop, we stop.
We have come to realize that this is the model that You have been working
on throughout the history of the dispensation of restoration. What we
have to find is our mind and what we have to complete is our body, so
please allow us to find and complete them. Raise us up as people who
can offer bows in front of the original beauty of the Father. Please
allow us to offer songs of gratitude and glory before the Father. Please
allow us to understand to our bones that this is the purpose for which
You have worked so hard.
Because we have inherited the fallen lineage, we have abandoned Heaven
and have led lives centering on ourselves. Abandoning the Heavenly way,
we became selfish people, so please allow us to turn back and be guided
by the original heart connected to Heaven. Allow our original mind to
inspire our body and find our original self that Heaven can claim.
That being done, please allow us to remove the grievances that all
things hold against men and eradicate all the lamentations of heaven and
earth. Please raise us up as children who can humbly bow before You and
receive Your love.
Please be in charge of all the children who have gathered here. I know
that they have acquired many wounds during their fight with the world
during the week. Although their minds and hearts want to believe the
will of Father completely, if there are any who have succumbed to Satan's
temptations, please forgive them.
Please heal the wounds they have received and embrace them with Your
compassionate love. Father, I pray and wish sincerely that You may pour
down the oil of love to make us complete.
Even though we might not have prepared the gifts that we should offer
to You, please allow this hour to be an occasion when we can at least
put before you our meek and humble hearts and repent, unveiling all the
sins that have permeated through our minds and hearts. Allow this to be
a time when we can lay bare our hearts before You. Please, Father, in
this hour let them become absorbed naturally by the operating power of
Your love. Let us feel unity and harmony with You in our minds and bodies.
Father, You who have worked so strenuously to bring up those who
have gathered here, You have walked side by side with us on the thorny
path. You have been a friend to us when we were lonely. You have been our
shield when we were fighting. Yet we know that this was not because we
were worthy, but because the great light of Your hidden love and comfort
has been with us, so please take charge of our lives today.
Father, please manifest the will You desire as love in this hour, and
allow us the blessing to represent the will You are advocating and to
bow and sing praises to You. My father, our members everywhere have
bowed down facing this one place. Building the altar of obeisance, they
are praying before Heaven. Please appear before them with the same grace
and love. Because of this, please allow them to remain in the last days
and complete their missions in the places to which they are assigned,
and guide everyone to adore the center of harmony.
Please lead us to reveal before the thirty million people a new will and
give them a stimulating new impetus so that when others walk toward evil,
we lead to the path of goodness. My Father, I sincerely wish that You
reveal the loving hands and the miracles of the love of the Father.
Please do not forsake even one of the members that You have
called. Embrace them in Your bosom of love so that they can feel the grace
of the leading works of the whole. We entrust to You the remaining hour,
so please govern over us. I prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
The topic I want to speak about is "Let Us Become People Who Can Pay
Back Our Debt." I will speak briefly on this topic.
Men Owe the Debt of Sin and Toil
Originally, when God created the universe, He did not lay down the
principle of owing debt. The purpose of God's creation is to build a
relationship of oneness with men though they (God and men) have the form
of two entities. They are to give and receive, and whatever belongs to
one belongs to the other.
Because Adam and Eve, who were created for this purpose, did not fulfill
it, from that time to this, countless created beings have come to owe
infinite debt to Heaven. Jesus Christ was the one God sent to open the
way for men to pay back the debt incurred by the fall. As we passed
through the course of history based on Jesus, we have been paying back
the debt. Moreover, through this kind of lifestyle, we have been seeking
Although you might think that you have qualifications you can present
before the universe, you must understand that while you do not realize
it, you have the debt of sins that you have inherited in your lineage
through the thousands of years of history. Moreover, besides that,
we possess the debt of God's suffering and toil accumulated during His
dispensation for men. Besides that, we have the debt of toil collected
through the restoration work of the countless prophets and sages or
Heavenly soldiers and angels.
When we reflect on this, we realize that we have no way to pay
back the debt we owe to the universe today and have no way to be
dignified. Nonetheless, the one that came to represent us and restore
our dignity before the universe is Jesus Christ.
The Debt of Eternal Life, the Debt of Life,
the Debt of Love, and the Debt of Karma
Since the time of our birth, we should have possessed eternal love
centering on God. When we were born through our parents, we should have
already represented the love of God. Moreover, centering on us as a
couple, we should have represented the love of parents. We should have
also built a relationship of love with all things.
Because we could not become such people, men owe a debt of eternal life
to God, and we owe the debt of life to our parents. We owe the debt of
love to couples, and we owe the debt of karma to the creation.
After God created the universe and all things, the reason He elevated Adam
and Eve to be the center of all things was to give eternal responsibility
to men. Consequently, we bear the responsibility to give eternal love. In
other words, because Adam and Eve did not follow the will of God and
were dragged into the bosom of Satan, the debt for the life centering
on the eternal love of God remains unpaid in each of us today.
Moreover, after we have been born through our parents, we owe a debt to
them because they have loved and taken care of us in their lives. We also
owe a debt for the love of God, which must be paid back by living the
life of a couple. To all things, we owe a debt for the love that nature
has given to us. When you reflect on this, you must understand that we
today owe a debt to God for eternal love, to our parents for life, to
our couples for the love centering on life, and to all things we owe the
debt of the relationship of love which we have incurred in our daily life.
As the center of the creation, you must be able to display dignity. You
must realize that men owe eternal debt to God, the debt of their lives
to their parents, the debt of love to couples, and the debt of life to
the creation. The creation demands that men pay back all of this debt.
Jesus Came to Pay Back the Debt on Behalf of Humankind
However, based solely on the ability of men, that debt cannot be paid
back or canceled. Thus, Jesus was the central figure who would make it
possible for such people to go before Heaven. In other words, he would
allow them to represent the eternal parents and stand before Heaven,
represent the eternal couples and stand before Heaven, and represent
the eternal love of the creation and stand before Heaven.
Because Jesus Christ came, the eternal love of God was manifested. The
accomplishments of love that God wanted from men were revealed. Jesus
was the one who came as the embodiment of love representing the eternal
parents. Moreover, Jesus also came as the fruit of love representing the
eternal couples. It was also Jesus who built an eternal relationship of
love with all things. Accordingly, in the one person of Jesus, the 4,000
years of long history is connected. Even the eternal future is connected
Although Jesus came to pay back the debt that the fall of man had
incurred to the eternal God, the eternal True Parents, and the creation
of goodness that was not infiltrated by evil, he had to leave the earth
before he could pay everything back. Therefore, we must pay back the
Centering on Jesus, we must build a relationship with the creation,
the couples, the parents and with the eternal God. We must realize that
unless we do that, the purpose of the coming of Jesus, who came for our
sake, will again stagnate in the state of incompletion.
When we closely observe the course of history, the period until the coming
of Jesus was the period of worshipping nature. It was the time when men
believed in all things in place of God and stayed close to nature in place
of God. Next, people focused on their children more than on anything else.
After passing through the time of worshipping all things and the period
of worshipping the children, we entered the period of worshipping the
bride and bridegroom. Now even that period of worshipping the bride and
bridegroom is also passing by.
The period of worshipping the parents is the period that lies ahead
of us. The time will certainly come when we can elevate the parents
more completely. Therefore, our bodies must create a relationship with
God. We ourselves must join in union with God and, while observing all
the mysterious natural phenomena, we must live a life of direct intuition
in which we stay within the bounds of the relationship of life with God.
The gleaming sunlight and the blowing wind, we must build a relationship
with all these creations, which represent the pulse of the eternal life
of God. Although we have not been able to feel anything until now,
when we center ourselves on Jesus, we can feel new things and build
a new relationship of heart with all things. Moreover, we can build a
relationship centering on God's principles of possession.
After that, you can rejoice with the creation and simultaneously be
dragged into the realm of God's love. You will lead a life in which
you can attract that kind of love to you at will. When you enter the
realm of such profound grace and stand before Heaven, you can whisper
with any part of the creation.
There will not be any existing created being, such as the sound of the
wind, that does not have a relationship with men. Therefore, we can
conclude that all things of the creation, created for the sake of men,
exist to manifest their true value through the relationship with and by
being recognized before men.
To Pay the Debt Owed to All Things
Nonetheless, because we dwell in the fallen realm today, we do not know
how to recognize the value of all things. Therefore, you must realize
that when you feel new love coming from God, all things can also feel
new life. You should lead a life in which you can brag and set the
highest standard of love. Even if you are alone, you must be able to
sing of the boundless love of God. If you become this kind of person,
your heart will never feel confined.
When this happens, then all things can be in harmony because of us,
so we can feel at peace no matter where we are. This cannot be blocked
by any force. God set this one standard as the purpose of creation
and chose men as His representatives who would fulfill the purpose. He
sanctioned men to have dominion over all things, but humankind today
cannot command dignity before all things. Rather, today we stand in a
position of unspeakable grief before all things.
Therefore, just like the words written in the eighth chapter of the
epistle to the Romans, what all things wish for is the appearance of the
sons of God. The reason is that all things should have become connected
to God through the mediator, men, who represent the love of God, but
due to the corruption and the fall of men, the essence of their ideal
has been demolished. Consequently, even today, 2,000 years after the
coming of Jesus, the creation longs for the fulfillment of that one
purpose through us.
When we think about this, we can understand that while we are not aware
of it, we have incurred a debt to the creation. We owe a debt for the
hope it holds in us.
We ourselves must obliterate the debt. While we must become qualified to
attain oneness with the creation, we must also become the children of God
whom all things can love and to whom all things can give. Furthermore,
we must become the children of God and receive the love of God.
One Who is Qualified to Pay the Debt of Love
Jesus and the Holy Spirit are giving new birth to you. Having obtained
the elements of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and after passing through the
position of the children, men are heading toward the position of bride and
bridegroom as the goal. Today we are inspired and moved by the Holy Spirit
by believing in Jesus. Relying on that power, we are moving forward.
What is it we must accomplish by ourselves? Even if the grace of the
inspiration of Jesus is not given and the Holy Spirit does not make a
deep impression, we ourselves must perfect ourselves as the bride as if
we have received a deep inspiration and impression.
This is not being manifested in the Christianity of today. Today we also
feel the love in the position of the bride only when the Holy Spirit is at
work. Since we have grown up with the aid of the works of the Holy Spirit,
even if we do not receive the grace from the Holy Spirit, we should learn
to long for Jesus as the bridegroom. If you can only accomplish it with
the continued aid of the Holy Spirit, then there is no way that you can
pay back the debt for the love of husband and wife on the earth.
Therefore, even if we do not receive inspiration from the Holy Spirit,
we must become the bride who can serve Jesus as the bridegroom. This is
the only way that we can become the couple who is established in the
original position before the universe and someone who is qualified to
pay back the debt of love.
What would fallen men do after they are restored to the position of bride
and bridegroom, after they pass through the positions of all things and
the children through the dispensation of restoration? Because we could
not be linked with the love of the True Parents, who took responsibility
for our life and loved us, we must indemnify the debt for the love of
the True Parents, who were elevated based on God's will of creation. You
must recompense spiritually and physically for the debt of universal
love which the True Parents have displayed in their concern for our lives.
In other words, after we are restored as the bride and bridegroom,
after passing through the positions of all things and children through
Jesus Christ, we must find the True Parents. Nonetheless, the people of
today's world do not realize this. They must find the True Parents who
have not fallen for the sake of the fallen parents, but they do not know
when these True Parents will appear. The True Parents appear at the time
of the Second Advent.
The Time When We Must Pay Our Debt to the True Parents
In the Christian churches, they talk about the Marriage of the Lamb,
centering on the ideology of the bride and bridegroom. What kind of
people are the bride and bridegroom, centering upon whom the Marriage
of the Lamb is conducted? They are the people who have become connected
with the True Parents through love.
Jesus Christ came to the earth on behalf of the universe and humanity. To
pay indemnity for the debt that humanity bears, he has been at work until
now. For this reason, you must pass through the position of all things,
the positions of the children and the bride and bridegroom, and, centering
on Jesus, usher in the day when you can serve the True Parents. Only
after the mission to serve the True Parents is completed in this way
can the love of the True Parents, representing the eternal God, emerge
on the earth. At such time, the mission of Jesus comes to its conclusion.
Jesus wished that the purpose of the dispensation of restoration in the
spirit world could be materialized in substance amid all things on the
earth. Therefore, if the followers today who believe in the resurrected
Jesus cannot pay back the debt of the bride and bridegroom and realize
the purpose of the True Parents and usher in the day when they can offer
the prayer of restoration on behalf of humanity, then there is no way
that the debt of eternal love to God can be paid off.
Therefore, Jesus also stands in the position of someone who has owed
a debt for 2,000 years. Because he could not complete the will of True
Parents, he still has the responsibility to pay back that debt on behalf
of all humanity. However, that responsibility does not end as a spiritual
responsibility. When the position of Adam and Eve before the fall is
restored, and, centering on the eternal life of God, we form the family
that can represent the True Parents amid all things and sing and bow
before the love of the eternal God, only then can the purpose of the
2,000-year course of the history of Jesus be concluded.
Longing for the fulfillment of this one purpose, Jesus has been praying
earnestly before God for 2,000 years. By doing so, he tried to establish
the highest standard with which to claim back the original world of God,
who created the universe and all things.
If the fall had not taken place, the love of True Parents would have
become the pivotal point around which the husband and wife, children and
all things could build a relationship. However, because men fell, God is
carrying on the dispensation in which He must pull it up backwards. After
all things, children, and husband and wife become connected, the eternal
world can come. The so called eternal world that the Christians refer to
is this world in which all of the creation can respond to the words of
the True Parents and appear before God centering on Jesus, who came as
the True Parents, centering on the standard of the bride and bridegroom.
We who dwell in the period of the Second Advent must now be determined
to take charge of and assume the burden of all of the work of Jesus done
in the last 2,000 years. Only with such determination can you finally
stand tall as the children who have paid back the debt of love owed to
the True Parents. Moreover, you can become the central figure who can
govern over the creation in God's place. If that happens, the will that
God intended after creating Adam and Eve and giving the blessing to them
will be fulfilled completely on account of you.
What is more, when you pay back the debt that you owe to True Parents,
the true couple and the true creation centering on the love of God and
then go before God, your mind and body will naturally go close to God. You
must feel the impulse to naturally offer a bow of gratitude to God. You
act before you think and realize the purpose before you make a demand.
To Pay Back the Debt to God
What do we need to do to attain that purpose? The fortune of heaven and
earth moves from heaven to parents, from parents to couples, and from
couples to all things. Accordingly, you must become connected to all
these stages before stepping forward. Only when you become that kind of
person can you stand before God and call out, "Father!" The world of
direct dominion stands in such a position. We must move forward until
we can appear in such a position and relate with God.
To do this, we must inherit the conflict that Jesus has conducted in the
spirit world and the fight that the Holy Spirit has carried out on the
earth to pay back the debt that we owe until the present. This is the
way that we can have a relationship with the creation from the position
of substituting for the True Parents. We can fight and win over Satan
on the earth.
When you can do this, you can liberate the grievous heart of God, who
has shown a deep concern for fallen humanity while He was guiding the
dispensation of restoration. At the same time, you can win the recognition
of Satan: "This person deserves to receive the love of God." You must
understand that God's love will be present through the appearance of
such a created being.
Thus, we have this type of grave mission. You must pay back the debt
through your life of faith, in all the surrounding environments that are
reachable to you. You have to pay it back. Accordingly, you must reflect
whether you are living a life in which you are paying back the debt.
When you live a life of faith today, you are joined in a relationship
with the debt to eternal God, parents, couples and all things. Because
you are aligned with the time when all of this debt must be indemnified,
you have to think about what kind of heart you should possess.
Right after we fell, we were people who could not stand before God and
could not relate with God. If God wanted to hold grudges against us, His
grudges would be limitless. If He wanted to lament and despise humankind,
there would be no end. As you can see, although we have a debt from the
fall, we also bear the debt of resentment and enmity incurred during
What Is the Reason We Must Endure and Forbear?
What is the reason that we must endure today? If we cannot forbear, then
we cannot pay back the debt we owe and cannot resolve the grievances
inside the bosom of Heaven.
Because the fortune of heaven and earth moves along with the dispensation
of God, the satanic world will be judged if you play when God plays and
are on God's side as you share the bitterness and grievance of God. This
is the reason Heaven teaches us to restrain our anger and persevere in
our life of faith.
Satan will invade if we become out of step with that and create a gap
in the dispensation of God. Therefore, we who have the faith must
unconditionally sacrifice and obey, following only the internal aspects
We have led a shameful life as the ones who have shattered the universal
laws of God and the ones who owe a debt to the creation. We have caused
much concern and trouble for Heaven. Therefore, the husband and wife
who are leading a life of faith must be able to act on behalf of the
Lord. Furthermore, we must build the relationship to serve (the Lord)
as the parents on behalf of God, Jesus and the earth.
You must forge this relationship horizontally and three-dimensionally,
in which Heaven reciprocates with the True Parents, the true couple and
the true creation. Having accomplished this, you can say to God, "I have
finally won the victory. Father! I have offered my life to eradicate
all the relationships with Satan in which men had worshipped Satan
in place of God and fell into the temptations of Satan. What is more,
I am a perfected child who has paid back all the debt to the universe
and brought Satan to his knees." You must understand that only when this
is done, can we be dignified before heaven and the creation as ones who
have paid back the debt to the universe.
Father! We have failed to realize even when we were living in the fallen
world that we have become indebted to the creation and to each other as
a couple. We did not realize when we were serving our parents that we
are in debt, and that we owe an enormous debt even to the eternal God.
When we look at our situation in the fallen world, we have been debtors
who deserve to die, and we have owed a debt to the creation and to Jesus
Christ, who has founded the ideology of the bride and bridegroom. Although
we should have paid back the debt on behalf of the eternal God, we
were not even concerned about paying back the debt. Instead, we have
despised the earth, the creation and Heaven. There is nothing in us that
To save humankind who is like this, Jesus fought on, not even being
afraid to face death, and he passed away on the cross. As a result,
the fight to pay back the debt owed to the universe remains incomplete,
and the mission of judgment lies ahead of us.
Father, please help us cross the pass of judgment and wipe out all the
debt that we owe. Please lead us to understand that we can go before
You only after canceling all of our debts.
Please allow us to prevent the accusations of Satan by paying back our
debt to the True Parents, to true couples, to true creation, and lead
us to pay back the debt of life as You want us to. Father, we wish and
desire this sincerely.
Please allow us to understand that Jesus is also working hard for this
path. Jesus and the Holy Spirit offer unlimited prayer for the sake of
humanity. Let us not forget that this is because we have not paid back
the debt owed to the universe. What is more, this is because we are too
unprepared and inadequate.
We realized in this hour, Father, that to stand in the position of glory
where Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father can be happy, we must fulfill
the responsibility of Jesus in his place. Allow the miracle of Heaven
to be manifested on the earth and please let the fight with Satan in
heaven be led to victory on the earth through us. In this way, please
allow us to become the eternal children of Yours who can feel the love
of the eternal Father as joy and glory.
Loving Father, I sincerely pray and hope that You will lead us to become
Your beloved children who are worthy to stand before the Father, Jesus
and the Holy Spirit, and before the countless saints and sages, humanity
on the earth and the creation. Please raise us up as your children who
can firmly govern over the creation.
Hoping that You will govern over and guide them to pay back the debt
they owe, Father, we prayed all this in the name of the Lord. Amen.