REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Let Us Become the True Sons God Wants
Former Church Headquarters
April 20, 1958
In this hour today, I will speak briefly to you on the title "Let Us
Become the True Sons God Wants." When you try to seek the true, you must
have such a mind that can find it. If you want to find the truth over which
Heaven and earth can rejoice, you must set the true reciprocal foundation,
based upon which your bodies can become true on their own initiative.
When we think about this, we find that although the ways of existence
for the true God, the true truth, and true human beings are different,
they are moving in the same direction from an internal standpoint. In
other words, God and truth exist eternally, while heading in the same
The Agony of People of Faith
As we look over the land in which we live today, everyone is lamenting
over the fact that this world has not become a true one. Moreover, as
we reflect on ourselves, we mourn over the fact that we have not
become true selves. As we walk the path of faith, we want to find the
true God, yet we lament over the fact that we have failed to find Him.
You probably know well that this is the agony of people of faith.
When will the ideology emerge that we want to discover, the ideology
that can reveal to us what kind of being God is, what the truth is,
and what must be done to become true human beings? When you realize
you are caught inside a labyrinth today without clear understanding,
what should you wish for? Before you contemplate something and assert
it centering on yourselves, you must first examine whether it
represents your true selves. You must first examine whether you
yourselves are in a true position. Furthermore, you must examine
whether you stand as true persons before God, who created all things
of the universe.
When we consider this, we find that although we want to live in a true
world today, we cannot enter such a world. Although we want to become
true persons, we cannot do so. Although we pursue the true God, we
cannot find Him. You must sense that this is the sorrow of human
beings today and their greatest misfortune. If you cannot sense this
important fact, then there is no way you can forge a relationship with
the true person, the truth and the true God. Everyone knows well that
the world today is fallen. They know very clearly that it is a vulgar
and sinful world. Therefore, human beings have been struggling
desperately until this moment to find the world of goodness and the
one true person who can bring eternal harmony, the one hero in whom
they can believe eternally. They want to divide and obliterate this
sinful world. You must never forget that the nearer the approach of
the last days, the nearer is the time when we must abandon this sinful
world and embark upon the search for a new one.
When we examine ourselves in this situation, we learn that on one
side, evil is trying to dominate us, and on the other, good is trying
to rule over us. However, while we may feel today that we have failed
to escape the dominion of evil, as our conscience becomes more clear,
we will keenly sense that goodness is trying to guide us from the
Therefore, everyone who is trying to transcend the dominion of evil
and embark upon the search for the world where the ideology of
goodness rules will pass through this course of anguish. When we look
at the verses in the Bible, we can see that all human beings today are
the descendants of the fallen Adam and have inherited the lineage of
sin. This is the way it was 2,000 years ago, 4,000 years ago, and
6,000 years ago. Since the creation of the world, since the fall of
Adam and Eve, all human beings on earth have been living in a Satan-
dominated environment. You have to understand that not only you as
individuals, but your families, your society, your nation and the
world are all in these circumstances.
The Land and History Are Stained with the Blood of Goodness
Considering the question of to what extent the dominating powers of
evil have reached, you have to realize that if the God of creation
exists, the powers of evil have reached to just below the knees of
that God. If there is a heavenly throne, Satan is trying to manifest
his powers even behind that heavenly throne. Since the time in which
the disaster of sin took place, God and human beings have been
suffering from the agony evil causes. If there is some providential
will of God toward human beings, in what direction is it moving? You
have to understand that it is heading toward the one day when God can
cast judgment upon evil, the one day when people themselves can judge
Why are billions of people today suffering under the dominion of sin?
The cause lies in the fact that Adam failed to inherit the eternal
ideology of God inside the realm of God's love and pass it down to all
of his descendants as his great feat. You must never forget that,
because of this, the world has become the opposite of the will of God.
Until today, humanity has been living out a history of death.
The day the history of death began, this earth became a land of
suffering, not a land of peace. From the day death expanded,
everywhere on the earth, wherever human beings went, they experienced
the historical course of conflict, never peace. You have to understand
that on the individual level, there were individual conflicts; on the
family level, there were family conflicts. These conflicts enlarged in
scope to become conflicts on the level of the people and the world.
There was no place in this world, during all of history, where there
was no conflict.
Who were the people who were driven out, torn apart, and made
sacrifices in this historical course of conflicts? They were not the
people who pursued evil on earth; they were those who followed the
You know this very well through the Principle. When we consider the
historical course this earth we are living in has taken, we must
experience indignation and enmity toward the evil that fills this
earth, which is perpetrated through our bodies. When you step on the
land, have you ever thought that the land is not stained by the blood
of evil, it is stained by the blood of the good? Such occasions of
thought are rare indeed.
You probably know very well that the sacrifices who should have been
offered during the historical course of conflict centered on Heaven
should, of course, have been the people who belonged to the side of
evil. On the contrary, however, those who were sacrificed first were
the downtrodden ones who were searching for goodness.
What happened to humankind as the result of the crime of the one
person, Adam? Humankind could not prevent the flood judgment of Heaven
that was cast down at the time of Noah some 1600 years later. Although
God caused the flood judgment, because the root of sin was not cut off
completely in the family of Noah, the sorrow of God could not be fully
Consequently, after the judgment of Noah, God called upon Abraham and
Jacob. He made them walk a course of pitiable sacrifice on the earth.
Moses also passed through the course of a sacrificial life. Jesus,
too, walked the course of a sacrificial life.
Therefore, those people who were trying to build the world of goodness
based upon an admirable idea, be they individuals, families, a society
or a nation, all had to walk the course of sacrifice first. Now the
time has come when the conflict of Adam's family, centering on Abel
and Cain, must emerge on the world scale today. Therefore, in the
conflict which is now unfolding between good and evil on the world
level, the sacrificial offerings for the sake of goodness will be
those who are seeking goodness.
You should meditate deep in your heart upon the fact that those who
built the altar of tears for the sake of humankind, those who wanted
to live according to the heart of Heaven, forgetting everything of
this world, fought on even when they were mistreated. If you have
never done so, there is no way you can become connected to the will of
the goodness of God as He clung to the providential will.
The One Person God Sought
Evil has dominated the world until now with powers that have
manifested themselves externally. However, just as there is a mind in
a human being, so too there is a mind for the history of the world.
Although the direction of history might seem to be heading toward
evil, this is not true. In the same way that human beings restrain
their bodies centering on their minds and determine the direction that
they will head in with resolution, history does not progress by itself
either. You must understand that it has passed through a process in
which God, who exists in the background, intervenes and dominates over
certain times and periods.
If we were to examine this focusing on one era, when the will of
Heaven and the will of the earth joined, and the will of Heaven
manifested itself on earth, a hero appeared who represented Heaven and
earth. Furthermore, when the time is ripe in history to connect with
the providential will of God, the hero produces a revolution of the
era. This expands to the stage of revolution on the world level. Thus,
history develops into the stage of universal revolution.
When we reflect upon fallen human history, we can understand that evil
has dominated the earth. As recorded in the Book of Genesis, God
created all things of the universe in six days, yet these created
things have not found one day of peaceful rest. Therefore, this day of
peaceful rest has remained as a hope before all human beings until
now. Because people could not possess this one day of rest, the day of
God, the whole substantial world of creation has been traveling
through a historical course of conflict, until now, in search of it.
Human beings destroyed the ideology of the creation of six days.
Therefore, this history, in which human beings were trampled upon and
have yearned for God's substantial feats of goodness, is the
providential history of God. Although the number six has been lost to
Satan, there remains a condition for God to intervene somewhere. Even
if one era is decadent and everything is corrupt, through the passage
of different eras, this corruption is struck down, and a revolution
arises that points the way to the new providential history. What has
been the fate of those who have upheld this providential will and
pursued goodness? You have to understand that invariably they became
After God created Adam and Eve, He blessed them to become the lords of
all things of creation and rule in place of God. Although this concept
of heavenly blessing has been given to the human world today, there is
no one who has yet realized this idea in a substantial way. Therefore,
the course of history until now has been seeking the dominant and
subjective ideology that can rule this universe. Heaven has been
working through this kind of history in each period, from ancient
times through the Middle Ages, until the present era.
When Heaven gives the responsibility of this providential will over to
the people and puts them forward, He raises a central figure. He
raises a particular central figure so that he can dominate the whole
period in which he lives and link it to the realm of Heaven's
ideology. What has God been searching for through the periods and
centuries, through the process of history? God has been searching for
the one person who can represent the era, the whole world, and the
century. Furthermore, God is seeking the one heavenly person who can
make assertions on behalf of Heaven and earth.
If the whole of humanity today is living in the last days, what kind
of time is it? When we view it as the historical providence of God,
now is the time when human ideology is moving forward, toward the
future world and the cosmic providential realm on behalf of the era,
the providence of the world and the universe.
If there is something then that Heaven demands of those of us who are
living under the shadow of evil rule today, what would it be? You
probably ask yourselves this. The questions are whether you who live
in the last days can qualify as the representatives of the historical
course or era, whether you can emerge as the one true person who
represents this world. Furthermore, you must ask yourselves whether
you can become qualified as a redeemed person before Heaven and earth,
who can unite the spiritual world and the physical world. If there is
a person of this calibre, God will surely seek him or her out.
We call our current period today the last days. The day of judgment,
according to the Christian ideal, the last days, has come to our
doorstep. What is the last days? You have to understand that the day
of judgment is the day when the one person who shoulders all missions
in the end of the world and cries out toward Heaven, unites the
individuals, the humanity of the world, and even Heaven and earth.
The Great Indignation and Sorrow of God
When we pioneer the ideology that can bring joy to everyone in the
sinful world in which we live, God performs His works. What must we,
who were created by God, do to remain inside the heart of God? It is
possible only when we unite our minds and bodies, can assert ourselves
before God and emerge as the ones who have perfected the blessing
given to Adam. In other words, we must be in harmony with God as a
second Adam figure. If you cannot accomplish this, you cannot forge a
relationship of heart with God.
In the last days, God is looking for the one person who possesses the
laws of God, who has not been invaded by fall, and has no connection
with the sinful history. What does this world ultimately desire? What
do human beings long for? It is to become the true children of God. In
other words, our wish is to become the true people who possess the
love of Heaven. What we must do to become true human beings is the
question upon which we must reflect.
There must have been a purpose for which human beings were born and a
purpose for which they must live, a purpose they must fulfill.
However, human beings do not know what they must do and for what they
must live. Therefore, if there is a God, He will surely feel great
indignation. God has never rested at any one period or moment and has
been longing and searching for the one person who can represent Heaven
and earth. Because people are ignorant of this, they have become
negligent, though they should sense how great their sins are.
When we look at human beings, who are still relating shamelessly with
Heaven, we must realize that because not one person has appeared who
can become the seed on behalf of God, the providential history of God
has been prolonged, even as God longed to bring the judgment all at
Sacrificing many people in the historical course, God has been using
this as the condition to search for the one true person. Yet people
have related with Heaven with shameless hearts. God could not love the
people He created. Accordingly, as He was working through the
providence of restoration, He tried to accomplish the will that He
envisioned without fail. Because what should have multiplied from
goodness multiplied from evil, God has been working to narrow this
through the opposite course to make the one base of goodness and
connect it to the point of fruition. What is the sorrow of God? God's
sorrow is not having the one true person who can represent and possess
the ideology of creation with which God created all things of the
universe, and also can appear before God with the governing authority
of that ideology. Those who offer prayers on a divine level will hear
the voice saying that the wish of God in the last days is to raise the
lost hero of goodness.
In the course of history until now, there has not been perfect
goodness. Although there were those who acted according to what they
called goodness in a life of meditation or faith, they did not have
any relationship with absolute goodness. Although the course of
history until now might appear one of conflict between evils, there
has been a different internal, invisible conflict going on. The life
of meditation or faith today is not a way of life that can introduce
people to the goodness that can guarantee eternal victory. It is the
way of life of indemnity in which good is sacrificed in the face of
Jesus Did Not Assert Himself or Boast of Himself
Jesus could assert his internal ideology through his path of suffering
throughout the thirty-odd years of his life on earth. Yet in the
dimension of daily life, he could not fully rectify goodness.
Confronting evil in the satanic world, he introduced the notion of
goodness through the sacrifice of indemnity. Nonetheless, because no
true man has emerged, Jesus has been praying in Paradise until this
moment for the sake of fighting evil. Please do not boast that you
have accomplished something. Although the good that you have performed
can serve as a condition to indemnify evil, it cannot become the
eternal foundation for the goodness of the world. No matter what kind
of authority you wield or what kind of position you occupy in the
world, you will not be able to boast.
Although Jesus came as the imperial prince of Heaven, the master of
the entire universe, the king of all kings, he did not brag about
himself. Nor can you boast about yourselves until the time when the
battle against evil has ended. You have to understand that the reason
Jesus did not brag about himself, and the reason he persevered was for
the sake of one day completely establishing the laws of Heaven.
Although Jesus lived in a world where evil predominated, he knew
that the world of ideology centered on goodness would emerge in
the future. Therefore, knowing that the world of goodness could be
found deep inside the evil world amid those who had been abandoned,
Jesus said, "... and the poor have good news preached to them." (Matthew
11:5) Because a poor person upholds his conscience, he can sense
the mourning of Heaven more easily than others. Accordingly, you have to
understand that the reason Christianity has passed through the course of
history in which they were abandoned and built an altar of blood was for
the sake of the one day in the last days.
Because there was never a time when God or Jesus has ever fully
commanded a religious group, those who take pride in their own ideas
or assertions or who cling to their church and boast of it as if it
were their own possession will surely be shattered. Neither God nor
Jesus has ever completely ruled Christianity, which was established
through the crucifixion. Therefore, God has made His way through a
path of excruciating suffering and ordeals and has been toiling in
hopes of the one day when He can completely rule all human beings.
Therefore, those who assert themselves during this process will
certainly be destroyed. The heavenly principles indicate the basic
orderly principles and rules. If God created all things of Heaven and
earth, then only after God rules all things of Heaven and earth can
human beings govern them. Human beings cannot disregard this kind of
order and rule them first.
If it is our inevitable fate to be met with destruction, then, after
finding the destination through the course of conflict, what must we
do? We must create the second ideology of goodness. This task is
necessary today. People today must understand this. However, because
they are unaware of this, they have been leading their life of faith
subconsciously yearning for it. The day that this will is realized
will be the day of resurrection of faith or the day of the second
coming on the world level.
God has been claiming back what was lost, not because He did not have
the ability to govern humanity. God has been battling on while being
bombarded with the false accusations of Satan, not because He lacked
power and capability. He did it for the sake of establishing the basic
principles and rules. God let Satan go in front of Him and has been
rectifying what Satan accomplished. Satan cannot make accusations
against the correcting of that which he dominated first. Therefore,
the most wise person is the one who can raise Satan and use him. If
there is such a person today, he will become the ultimate victor.
Although Jesus came as the leader who was supposed to rule the world,
he stood at the very bottom and tried to let all the other people go
before him. Although he might have seemed like a straggler, in reality
he possessed infinite wisdom. He has been correcting what Satan
carried out first. God let Satan stand in the front and fight on the
very first front-line, and He has been bringing a conclusion to the
battle from the rear. This is the strategy of God. Though Satan can
possess the one-sided ability to be the spearhead, he cannot possess
Therefore, if at that time there had been even one person who could
attend the resurrected Jesus and guide the path, unlike the disciples,
including Mary Magdalene, who was rejected by Jesus, a person who did
not die but who resurrected for the purpose of establishing the
foundation to govern the world, then we would not be holding onto the
Bible today, which is full of mysteries. We would not be groping in a
world of faith full of unknowns.
The True Person Who Pays Indemnity
for the Historical Debts and
Alleviates the Grief of Heaven
Although the toilsome efforts you have made until now have been to
attain your own salvation, they are not what God can rejoice over.
There has not been even one person among the historical figures of the
satanic world who has toiled in such as way that God could rejoice
What kind of person can indemnify all the historical debts, alleviate
the grief of God and comfort Him? They are probably the spearheads of
the new history who can say that in all their actions they have worked
only for the sake of the will of goodness inside the realm of Heaven.
The nation that has many such people will be able to possess the
ideology of God's almighty power and dominate the world.
Although Jesus walked the path of the cross for the sake of saving
humanity, he has never realized the will of salvation, comforted God
and rejoiced with Him. We in the last days must accomplish this while
we possess our physical bodies.
What does Jesus yearn for from the faithful believers of the last
days? He wants us to become the people who can go seeking the internal
heavenly standard and comfort God, who has been comforting us for
6,000 years. He wants us to become the people who can work for Jesus,
who has been toiling for the sake of humanity for 2,000 years. You
have to understand that only when you become such people can you
finally stand confidently before Heaven as the worthy ones who have
paid indemnity for all the debts owed to Heaven.
Jesus could not speak all he wanted when he came to the earth. This is
why he said, "I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them
Therefore, in this period of historical transition, God wishes for the
emergence of true people who can pay indemnity for the great debt of
the whole and who can give the blessing to the humanity of the world
from a position of joy and glory. God wishes for those who can bring
the blessing to this people, bring the blessing to this church, and
bring the blessing to individuals. Further, they must bless the
countless spirits in the spirit world.
Accordingly, you must realize now that you, such an extremely small
person, have this great karma. You must become the people who can step
forward as a unified sacrifice before Heaven and earth. Only then can
you finally become the people who have set the condition of having
paid indemnity for all the historical debts. You must keep this in