REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
LET US ESTABLISH THE
GLORIOUS ORIGINAL HOMELAND
October 6, 1957
Chung Pa Dong Church
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
You know very well that if human beings had not fallen, the garden of
hope, the original homeland of glory, would be the world we would
gladly welcome in our living sphere today. Because mankind fell, we
have no relationship with this garden of hope today. In this moment,
you have to think once again that the responsibility and duty to
construct this glorious new homeland rests with us, even if we have to
exert all the strength we have, pour out all of our hearts, and
sacrifice all that we have.
If people had become perfect centering on God, then their joy would
have become the joy of God. The glory they would have commanded would
have been the glory of God. Because humankind failed to enjoy their
happiness and glory at the standard God wanted, all turned into
sadness for humankind. Because people committed a crime, they fell
down to a position very far away from the garden of that ideology. You
are probably well aware of the fact that the history of the
dispensation of restoration is the toilsome history to reclaim fallen
What kind of place, then, is this garden of the dispensation? It is a
place where all created things can lead their lives in the glory of
unity within the sphere of the Creator's ideology, attending the
Creator Lord. It was a garden with that purpose, but because of the
fall of man, we have fallen into the position where we can no longer
attain the ideology of unification and sing the glory of God.
Therefore, we have to understand that God has been fighting and
toiling persistently throughout the long course of history in order to
establish this one, united ideology of unification.
The Human Struggle to Construct
the New Homeland of Glory
When we look at ourselves as people, after our minds and bodies become
one and all humanity becomes one, it is our responsibility to unite
with nature's laws and rules of operation. Furthermore, we have the
grave responsibility to unite into one the laws and rules of operation
upon which the heavenly principles move.
We must accomplish the new ideology of glory and consistency with the
laws of the operation of nature while passing through the historical
process of conflict. On the other hand, we have to adjust to the laws
of Heaven. Moreover, you must not forget that our ancestors exerted
themselves to accomplish this kind of responsibility.
In all developmental processes of history, when a family-oriented
society develops into a tribal society, for instance, the forces of
darkness and opposition are always blocking the path.
With what does God carry on the dispensation? The fall lost the
quality of unity. The mind and body were divided, and all laws of the
operation of nature and of the heavenly principles, as well as the
whole ideology, have been divided. Millions of people have been
divided. You have to understand that Heaven has been performing the
work of establishing some united entity centering on tribes, people,
and so forth, throughout every era in order to bring them all
Therefore, a family society becomes a tribal society. A people and a
nation are formed when several tribal societies gather together.
Alliances form when several nations came together. Next, they are to
form a federation. A federation forms a united ideological sphere by
joining together several doctrines or ideologies. In this manner, the
order of the operation of the universe is supposed to be maintained.
You have to adjust to all the laws of the operation of the world of
creation which are in action. At the same time, you must form a
relationship with the ideology and laws the Creator hopes for.
Otherwise, you cannot become the foremost victor. You cannot attain
the qualifications to govern all created things by possessing the
highest human nature and representing the glorious value of all
God has gathered countless families to form a tribe. He joined tribes
together to form a nation. He joined nations together to unite them
into one world. This dispensation is connected to the one man and
woman who were created in the beginning. In other words, you have to
understand that God has been leading the dispensation of restoration
in order to construct the new homeland of glory that He wanted to give
to humankind at the beginning of creation.
Then what is the cause of our lament? It is our failure to become
someone who can unite the surrounding environment. What caused all
this? The forces of darkness have caused this. Even though there were
hearts that sought goodness in every corner, these hearts could not
become connected to one other. After setting up the lofty light for
the people, in other words, after setting up someone who is like the
morning light and someone who is like the evening light, those persons
seeking goodness traveled through the course of the history of
conflict in which they passed through the period of the night.
Religion and Science are Pursuing
the Unity of the Two Sides
Today many believers are saying that now is "the last days." There are
the two camps of democracy and communism today. One of them represents
the morning and the other represents the evening. There is something
that blocks these two camps in the middle. You have to take on the
mission to break this down.
It has become a confused world in the last days when everything in the
world is stirred up in confusion. The center cannot be firmly secured
and the direction cannot be determined. You have to realize that the
responsibility to clear all this lies not with God, nor with nature.
It lies with none other than us.
Because God gave people the responsibility to bring the comprehensive
ideology of unification to pass, they have been developing the natural
sciences, which research nature, into the form of one unified science.
Through religion, they have been bringing together the world of the
mind. The development of science today, in other words, the modern
civilization centering on science, has been fulfilling the unified
external ideology. This has reached the sphere of a unified ideology
on the level of the world. After that, in the internal dimension, you
must complete the mission of building the internal world in which
humanity can become one through the religion which reveals, the mind
or the original nature and character of human beings.
Although religion and science divided in the second half of the
sixteenth century, in the last days today, we are crossing over to the
state of union when we can again reach the one purpose. Hence, science
has taken up the unified form first. The reason for this is that when
Adam was created as a complete human being, his body was created
first. After that the spirit of life was breathed into him. This is
the principle of creation. Today religion and science are in a
position of confrontation. However, this is not the basic principle.
In the last days, in the same way that God created Adam, the phenomena
of history will also come together in this way.
The external civilization today, the twentieth century civilization,
has been expressed through words and written letters. In the united
ideal world that God hopes for, the center which is reciprocal to the
civilization of the heart must be determined after completing the form
of the ideology of God through the words. Otherwise, there is no way
to bring them together into the one world.
How will they be united? Even if there is some unified ideology that
can unite the external and internal civilizations, they will not be
brought together in an orderly manner. There will be forces of
darkness which obstruct that task. Thus, we must first pass through a
course of conflict to shatter them. This is the reason why today two
last days doctrines are taking responsibility for one field. In other
words, one is in charge of the internal aspect of God, and the other
is symbolically responsible for the external aspect of God.
If the side that replaces the center of the mind is democracy, then
this democratic territory must be able to cause the communist
territory to automatically champion the one will and move toward the
one purpose. If the time when this is done does not come, the heavenly
principles will never move.
When we examine this, we can see that not only in the field of the
natural sciences today, but also in the religious field, we have come
to the point where we cannot move forward any more. At this time, when
neither can interfere with the other, we find that
there must appear someone new who can remove obstructions and take
responsibility for the people if they do not listen to the commands.
You have to understand this.
What kind of person will come to possess the glory of the new
homeland? We must be able to fulfill the leading and dominant role
which can unite our body centering on the mind and bring the
environment into oneness.
In order to construct the glorious new homeland, our minds and bodies
must become one. Centering on us, all of humanity must become one. At
the same time, we must become one with all the laws of the operations
of Heaven and earth. Moreover, we must become one with the heavenly
principles with which the Creator has been carrying on the will.
Otherwise, there is no way that the glory of God can manifest itself
on this earth or in the world of creation. You have to understand that
if the glory of God is not manifested, we human beings cannot even
dream about the new nation of glory.
When you think about what kind of historical course humanity has been
traveling through in order to construct this new nation of glory, you
will discover that they have passed through a ceaseless history of
conflict for a long time.
Centering on ourselves, we have to become one with all the laws of the
operation of nature below. Above, we have to adjust to the laws of
Heaven. Thus, we fallen ones must bear the responsibility to bring the
environment into oneness centering on our minds and bodies.
In other words, when you secure the victorious accomplishments that
can represent the whole of the human principles, this will also
represent the heavenly principles to stand as the center connected to
the way. You must be able to step forward on behalf of all the things
of humanistic society and be in motion in synchronization with all the
laws of natural operations. This must be achieved.
The Path to Perfection
God is trying to carry on the fight between the two camps. Therefore,
you will not be able to escape from the coming of the period of
conflict, the purpose of which is to eliminate the darkness.
At this moment, when the period of universal and worldwide conflict is
nearing, you have to understand that because you are not exempt from
the laws of the heavenly principles, you will be swept up in fear as
these two camps fight one another.
Even in such times, you must set the center which can prevent all the
forces of darkness from sweeping over it, and you must step over it.
Because you must keep pace with the twentieth century scientific
civilization that is making tremendous leaps and also nurture your
internal character, you must set the new reformative standard in the
internal aspects. Even if everything is swept away, you should be able
to cling on to the center and circle around in stability. If you
cannot attain this kind of center, you won't be able to become the
last victor in the course of human history. In the end, you will have
no choice but to be a failure.
The will of God is also moving through a progressive and revolutionary
process. Before the Old Testament, God performed the works of building
man's relationship with the heavenly principles through sacrificial
offerings. In the Old Testament era, He carried on His history of the
dispensation based upon the laws.
If those laws had emerged as a unified ideology, and if someone had
emerged who deeply felt that this was the will of Heaven, then the
dispensation of restoration could have been greatly shortened.
However, because this was not done, you have to understand that after
setting the external conditions through the laws, God sent Jesus to
set the external conditions through his physical body and the internal
conditions through his spirit.
Until today, Jesus appeared only as the subject of faith. If it all
ended there, then the dispensation of God would never see its
conclusion. Only when the ideology of unification is established on
this earth and its tasks are brought to pass can Jesus complete his
To become a person who can establish and manifest the external
scientific progress and form, you have to become one with goodness
that can connect itself to the heavenly principles. You must do this
from the position of having won and overcome all the battles of the
In the near future, the dark sphere of death will emerge as a trap on
the world level. We must dismantle this and step over it. This kind of
work cannot be done by the conscience or by ethical principles. Only
by seeking and establishing the heavenly principles can we become
linked to the new glory of the new garden.
Therefore, if religion, science, philosophy, and all fields of thought
cannot make the connection with these heavenly principles in the last
days, Heaven will strike them down with a rod.
Although John the Baptist, who appeared before Jesus had a higher
intellect than Jesus, Jesus told him to follow him. This was because
John the Baptist was centered on himself. Jesus, however, possessed
the ideology of the heavenly principles that he could be eternally
proud of. If there was a person who could establish and manifest the
external scientific progress and the internal conditions as the one
united ideology, then the united homeland centered on God would have
already been realized.
It is good to set Jesus up as the goal of your faith. However, you
must first become the embodiment of that faith and belief, and in your
daily life you must be with Jesus. When you act after achieving this,
the whole of nature should move, and the whole world should be able to
rejoice. Otherwise, you won't have any relationship with the glorious
Even in the new homeland, there is one leader and his citizens.
Therefore, you have to first become the citizens who attend that
leader and construct the new homeland. You must be able to strike the
forces of darkness which are preventing the construction of the new
What kind of fight lies ahead of us? Before Jesus lies the course of
bloody conflict. In other words, in carrying out the mission at the
growth stage, Jesus suffered through such a difficult course of
conflict. Now for you who must complete the mission at the perfection
stage, there will be a greater course of conflict. You have to think
about this again.
In this kind of universal conflict, you must be victorious in using
the external nature as your body and the will of God as the internal
mind for the sake of unification. In this way, after taking the
heavenly principles as your mind, you must bring into oneness the
nature which has become your mind.
Each of you has a different fortune. Moreover, for each nation there
is a fortune. Heaven has Heaven's fortune. Accordingly, in the same
way that the ideology of the individual must be made a part of the
homeland's ideology, the homeland's ideology must be made a part of
the heavenly ideology. Today our individual fortune must be absorbed
by a higher fortune. Furthermore, our fortune must be made one with
the universal fortune.
The Great Agony One Must Bear
in Order to Attain a Precious Thing
For fallen human beings, there will be a history of conflict. God and
Jesus do not just give us love today. The God of love, the Jesus of
love will at one time become the God of judgment and the Jesus of
judgment who give us suffering and ordeals.
For this reason, you are not to behold them only as the God of love
and the Jesus of love. You should have the attitude to serve them as
being capable also of putting us through ordeals and sufferings. Only
then can the love of God and the love of Jesus return to you. Only
then can all the laws of the heavenly and human principles on earth
revolve around you.
What do you who are gathered here have that you can confidently
present before Heaven? If you do not have anything, then you must
search for some condition that you can set before the heavenly
In the last days today, there is no one who can confidently stand with
his own ideology. The only one who can do that is someone who has the
ideology of the heavenly principles. Hence, people feel fear, unrest,
lamentation, and worries. At such a time, if there is someone who has
the heavenly ideology with which he can cling to both the human and
heavenly principles and confidently stand up, that person will stand
in a place higher than all the others.
Before this person, everything will automatically emerge in harmony
with the way. Because humankind fell, when Heaven wants to give
something great, it must first perform the contradictory works of
giving great pain and tribulations first. Is there anyone among you
who despairs in the face of all the tribulations that come your way?
Such a person must not understand the sorrow of Heaven. He will fade
away when sadness disappears from this earth.
Jesus, the loyal subject of Heaven, was the one who took charge of the
battle with Satan on behalf of God and stepped forward confidently on
this kind of course of conflict.
Therefore, the works of the Second Coming in the last days today will
come in the same form. You have to become one with goodness that can
connect itself to the heavenly principles from the position of having
won all the battles of the age and having overcome them.
Please keep in mind that only this ideology of the heavenly principles
can form a relationship with the new glory of the new garden in the