REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
May 27, 1979
World Mission Center
Translator-Bo Hi Pak
I am sure that May 1979 will be an unforgettable month for those
couples who have just been engaged. This event is also of vital
importance in the history of restoration. As you know, because of the
fall of man God could not find any heavenly couples here on earth; that
was the fate of the fallen world. As far as God is concerned, all
fallen history has been a denial of a denial, and even though there are
many families and nations, God cannot give His consent or acknowledgment
God must find an ideal man and woman who are centered upon Himself.
That man and woman are not ordinary, but are the ones who have overcome
the world and set the victorious standard by going beyond the realm of
the fall. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the entire
purpose of history in the sight of God has been to find one ideal man
and woman of God. He hand-picked one champion and let him confront the
fallen world, especially the families of the world. The chosen one must
be able to overcome the family, not be swallowed by it. He must either
conquer or separate the fallen family.
That man is not struggling along with the blessing or assistance of
his own family, but only with God. He will engage in a lonely battle to
ultimately confront and win the family. That particular formula of
winning applies all the way up to the world level. Therefore, when this
man of God emerges to confront society it is inevitable that he will
receive persecution. This means that on every level he will stand on
the side of God and wage war with the satanic element and separate from
He will build a new tradition on the side of God, winning the war at
each level and leaving a new tradition that will ultimately influence
the satanic world and overpower it. First he struggles all by himself,
and when he has built up enough authority he will take a stand and win
over the satanic world. When he does go out to the satanic world, he
will go to the national or worldwide level. This man of God will be
trained in the fiercest struggle, which is on the family level, and when
he finally goes to the satanic world it will be on the national and
Why does God's strategy have to be like this? When this man goes to
confront and receive the persecution of the nation and the world, the
people united with him on the family level will come to
support his struggle. This Abel figure is sent to the national
level of Cain and will be rejected, but by doing so he can receive
cooperation and support from the Cain figures on the family level. This
Abel will win step by step and gather steam to form a victorious stand
on the national level. Therefore, the family level is always the
foundation for the national level of battle. If for some reason the
family level isn't providing the necessary support, God will provide His
champion with the necessary foundation to go on with the
national-level battle against Cain.
Once the national level victory is established, God will push this
same champion another step to win the same battle on the worldwide
level. When this man is rejected by the world, the national level Cain
who has already accepted him would become a supporting force to join
with him in the world-level battle. They will perceive his lonely
struggle with the world as a struggle against persecution of their own
nation. This one man is needed to fulfill the providence of God and in
his own lifetime he must go through these three major stages of
battle-family, nation and world.
The man who is sent to fulfill this providence of God is known as
the Messiah. God prepared a foundation for 4,000 years prior to the
coming of Jesus, the first Messiah. That time was needed to provide the
correct foundation for the one to come. There were two layers of
organization in Jewish society at Jesus' time; one was the religious
establishment and the other was the political realm. Of course, Jesus
came on the religious foundation, and with the support and strength from
that realm he should have gone on to face opposition and then win
support from the political area.
The nation of Israel was in a position to indemnify the national
level of dispensation, but its political realm was under the dominion of
the Roman Empire. Israel was thus in an ideal position to link the
national and world levels because in those days the Roman Empire equaled
the world. If Jesus could have won the support of both the religious
and political levels, then inevitably the Romans would have opposed him.
As you know, there were two major families involved in the
dispensation of Jesus' mission; one was the family of Zechariah and the
other was the family of Joseph. If the two families had united they
should have been able to confront national-level opposition.
Judaism also was intended to stand on Jesus' side. There was a prepared
atmosphere in Israel itself because that nation was oppressed by Rome
and the people sought independence. If Jesus had been oppressed by the
Romans, the Jews could have risen up with Jesus against that.
The first step, however, was that Judaism unite with Jesus. Then
the political power of Israel should also have followed. The Roman
domination of all Israel would serve as a link to the worldwide level,
since the two cultures were not foreign to each other. According to
God's schedule, once the national level had been won a trained force
would be ready to assimilate the Roman Empire, overcoming the satanic
tradition and bringing in the new tradition of God. It was most
important that all this happen in Jesus' own lifetime. He was to go to
the family level, then national level in Israel and world level in Rome
in his own lifetime as the perfected Adam on earth.
Otherwise, God could not obtain a man whom He could uphold as His
champion who had overcome the entire world, not just one family or
nation. However, that particular plan was not fulfilled and has been
postponed, so God has had to look for another champion to carry it out.
This formula of receiving persecution on every level has been the
central feature of Christian life for 2,000 years; persecution was
received on the family, national and world levels until Christendom was
finally established worldwide. That will serve as the foundation for
the Second Coming of the Messiah.
A Roman Empire in another form would also exist at the Second
Coming, yet with one marked difference. This time the national
equivalent to the Roman Empire would be on the side of God, not on
Satan's side as in Jesus' time. Its key characteristic would be
religious freedom. That nation is known today as America, the nation
which is in the position of leadership for the free world. The Roman
Empire 2,000 years ago dominated Israel for its own benefit, but the
modern Roman Empire is in a position to lend support to the chosen
nation of the dispensation. The time of the Second Coming is the time
to make restitution for the failure of both Rome and Israel 2,000 years
If we conclude that America is the modern Rome there must be a
nation in the position of Israel, which is Korea. In the international
political situation we see that America has given up many of its
responsibilities around the world, as in Vietnam, but it cannot yield
its responsibility in Korea. This particular Administration is trying
to be more and more isolationist and wants to disengage from military
involvement in Korea, but even President Carter has been unable to do
so. The relationship of Rome and Israel 2,000 years ago is now being
restored through America and Korea today. This clearly shows that these
two nations have a special destiny together in the providence of God.
There is nothing coincidental here at all.
In order to fulfill the will of God it is inevitable that America
and Korea have a special destiny. Korea is a peninsula divided in half,
with the northern half under communism, the southern half under
democracy. The 38th parallel is not a boundary between two nations but
between two ideologies and two different worlds, between heaven and
Satan. You don't have such a boundary in this nation, do you? Who will
be responsible to defend this boundary? Because it is not just a simple
national boundary but a boundary in the conflict between heaven and
Satan, America must help South Korea defend it. In this respect the
Korean War was much more than a national conflict; it represented the
Cain and Abel clash on the worldwide level.
Who stood up ideologically against communist North Korea? The
Unification Church did. Unification ideology is the core and soul of
the ideology against communism. We have done the job of educating
people about the danger of communism expanding from Korea to Asia to the
entire world. Now the communists feel the Unification Church is their
arch-enemy. Even now there is a heated confrontation between
communists and Unification Church members going on in Japan. The
Unification Church has played a major role in overcoming the danger of
communism in Japan.
But the battle is not confined to Japan. It spreads all over Asia
and now comes to the United States. Therefore, it is a world-level
conflict and communists around the world are united together against
their one arch-enemy-Reverend Moon. They are stirring up a wind of
opposition against me that is not just local but worldwide. They are
instigating an anti-Moon movement throughout the world. This is
why every department in the United States government is trying to do
something about this and kick me out of America, thinking that would be
But as I already said, America today is in a position on the side of
God to protect and aid His providence. Today she is failing to do that,
giving comfort and aid to the enemy of God instead. This is the reason
that ever since 1960 chaos and confusion have persisted in American
society. God is waging a heated battle in America, and the peak of that
battle occurred in 1976.
The small country of Korea desperately needs America's help, but
considering the desperate internal situation of American society,
American leaders do not declare open assistance to God's forces.
Americans are trying to appease everyone, creating an opportunist
situation in which such a scandal as Koreagate could be created. In
reality it was nothing but a paper tiger, but the very real victims were
the Korean government and the Unification Church.
Why should the situation of the nation of Korea and of the
Unification Church be linked like this in the eyes of the U.S. Congress?
It is because the Unification Church is in the position to represent one
nation. This clash was much more than a local incident; it involved the
worldwide dispensation, and thus our battle against the U. S. Congress
was a worldwide historical event.
Since the Unification Church and Korean nation were lumped together
under attack, the people involved had to unite together to survive.
When the Unification Church faced attack by the Congress, all 35 million
Koreans were also grinding their teeth in outrage and cheering us on.
By facing the opposition of the United States' government, the
Unification Church and Korean government were actually made one in
spirit. The Fraser committee was trying to knock Korea down by
maligning the Unification Church, but they could not succeed. Because
they could not come up with any viable charges, the American government
lost face. Now Carter has announced a visit to Korea in June, but the
actual diplomatic meaning is more than just re-affirming ties with
an ally. It is a trip of apology for the blunder of Koreagate. My
advice to the Korean government is to be strong and not be intimidated
by American actions. There is a heavenly power acting in this
It is my dispensational position to speak out boldly and strongly
about the Carter administration. I am saying publicly that they must
repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. I know that a government
spy is listening to every word I say, that tomorrow morning an
intelligence report will be made about how I spoke unkindly about
Carter. But even though it does not benefit me personally, I am not
afraid to speak the truth for the sake of history.
Just as the American government changed its attitude toward the
Korean government, the American people are rapidly changing their
opinion about Reverend Moon and the Unification Church, particularly
after the engagement of 705 couples. It added a positive element to
their understanding. They thought we would be defeated by all our
opposition, much less amount to anything, but now we have 1,410 people
of all backgrounds who are newly engaged. And not only that, we did all
this while other churches and American homes are crumbling every day.
Now they have amended their opinion about us.
The time has come for us to rekindle a spiritual fire among the
youth of America, and I see our opportunity. This spiritual offensive
is being waged through the CARP movement, and we are going to American
campuses to raise up American youth. Also, I have issued instructions
to you to go to America's homes; we will meet the young people on the
campuses and the families through home church.
I would like to show the world what kind of family system we have by
demonstrating our position all over the country. When the time
inevitably comes that the American nation will respect and support me,
then our target will become international communism. Even now, what
looks like opposition from the American government is actually
opposition from agents of communist power infiltrated into the
departments of government and Congress. They are creating this
atmosphere of condemnation of the Unification Church.
Nevertheless, they will not ultimately succeed; America is basically
anti-communist because America loves freedom. When Reverend Moon
and the Unification Church emerge in the public mind as champions to
fight communism, the American public will naturally support us as their
champions. I knew from the beginning that this was our destiny, so I
initiated the victory over communism movement in Korea and Japan, and
now here in America, with our final goal as Moscow. Now you know where
you are and what you are supposed to do.
We must be superior to any religious organization in America; our
CARP movement should be superior to any youth movement here and our home
church system be stronger than any other Christian movement in the last
2,000 years. Communism is the arch-enemy of democracy and freedom,
but mainly the enemy of God. Furthermore, the moral degradation of
American youth must be cleansed. That's why I have been educating you
through the Divine Principle, so you are strong and capable, and your
moral outlook is secure, pure and God-centered. That is our
The Unification Church mission is to bring America back to its
founding spirit, which is Godcentered, but we will not end there. We
will go beyond to found a new world, not just one nation. This is why I
am proclaiming one world under God. The American ideal has still not
been able to overcome the racial problem, but the Unification Church
ideology will erase all racial, national and cultural boundaries. That
has been exemplified in the engagement of 705 couples. This shows that
we are laying a foundation for the new world, not just one national
You cannot find any parallel in history to what I am doing now.
This ideology centering upon God has been installed and proclaimed and
is gathering momentum to win the victory on the worldwide level. In
spite of all our opposition my position has become an enviable one since
our initial victory. Even heads of state, comparing their position to
mine and their life with my determination, cannot help but envy me.
They think that I am the happiest, most successful man in the world.
That means that this one individual is confronting the world and will
become victorious and lay a foundation for God for the first time. That
is no exaggeration.
Christian history of 2,000 years has been indemnified by my work in
twenty years. I am not doing it alone, however, but bringing my family
as well. There must be vertical restoration, but also a horizontal
base. A great movement is occurring, like the wandering for forty years
in the wilderness. I am out in front, but all the blessed and engaged
couples are participating. You are inheriting the True Parents'
ideology, and no power, whether of the State Department or
deprogrammers, can take this ideology out of you. You are different in
appearance, with various colors of hair and skin, yet inside you are all
the .same color.
From God's point of view there is but one person who has won the
battle throughout the satanic arena and been victorious over the fall is
not any head of state or famous person, but only Reverend Moon. 1976
was the victorious crossing point in the cosmic history of God, the year
when God's victory was consummated. I already declared in 1977 that a
new era has begun, the year one of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Now
the three most vital years of 1977, 1978 and 1979 are being completed.
After 1979 all those who are opposing me will increasingly lose
power, and we will go more and more on the offensive because our
adversaries have not proven anything against us. Anyone who hangs on to
me will go over the hill and be victorious together with me, like cars
behind the locomotive. I am more than willing to leave my inheritance
to you, and the person who is truly qualified for this is the one who
puts himself in the position of son or daughter to the True Parents now.
That's the qualification to receive my inheritance.
The engagement this month was an extraordinary event, the grand
finale of a year of engagements around the world. What is your
determination going to be? It should be that you will receive the
inheritance from your own True Parents and walk on their foundation.
How can you tell the world that you have received this inheritance? By
proving how worthy you are through home church. I have completed the
home church mission throughout the world, so I assigned you one small
microcosm of the entire universe, 360 homes, and by doing what I have
done in home church you will prove to God that you should receive my
When you visit in your area you can think that one part represents
Korea, another part Japan, and divide up your area to represent the six
continents of the world. When white, black and yellow people all reject
you, you can rejoice because you have received persecution from the
whole world. It took me sixty years to lay this worldwide foundation,
but if you really work well you can do it in your area in six months.
By working in home church successfully you can raise yourself up beyond
the realm of the fall. Who has given you that kind of power? True
Parents. That is your inheritance from them.
The True Parents suffered all their lives, but by following their
tradition and receiving their inheritance you can go over that level of
victory with much less suffering. No one who retreats from doing home
church is qualified for that blessing, though. In some cases your wife
or husband may be hesitant to do home church, but push them out. For
three years you must erect a victorious stand in home church, for that
is your arena to win victory.
I received persecution on the national and worldwide levels, but you
are receiving persecution in your home church; that represents racial
rejection, communist rejection and national rejection all together.
Always be grateful for the persecution you receive and take it as added
energy to spur yourself on beyond the level of the fall.
I can see that you still haven't come down to earth after your
engagement. You are all wrapped up in getting to know one another and
your faces are different. What you should do when you meet your fiancee
is to put your heads together and decide that you will each go to win in
home church and then come back to ask me to bless you. You need a
certain condition to fulfill before blessing, such as having
Cain-type spiritual children and your tribe of 84 people. You have
already heard all of these things, so you know why you are going in the
capacity of Abel to home church.
Abel is the son of Adam, not of fallen Adam but of perfected Adam.
You are children on the Abel side because you are children of Adam, but
since you are still growing toward maturity, Satan is everywhere trying
to stop you. There are many Cains ready to slay you, just as in the
garden of Eden, so how can you deter their hostility? By practicing
love. By opposing you they are presenting conditions of surrender in
the future, since by leaving a record of opposition they will have to
bow down later. It is as though they are presenting their surrender
paper in advance.
If you go on with your whole heart and soul, it will not take even
three years for you to finish because more and more acceptance will be
seen in society. Do you know where you are standing in history? The
old tide has completely receded, and the new high tide which will carry
you to the Kingdom of Heaven is ready to come in now. When the tide
first turns the water comes in slowly, but gradually it gathers power
and rushes in with power which no one can stop. Even God cannot stop
When you are truly consumed by this fire of conviction then nothing
matters, not even eating or sleeping; you are just truly crazy about the
mission. Now you have a fiancee, a new loved one, so you can love your
people more. That is the standard I am giving you. Do you wish you had
more time to spend with your fiancee instead of at home church? Your
antenna should be directed to home church. Is it?
Home church is a very precious blessing for you, for through it I am
giving you a condition to go beyond the fall of man. You are an
invincible force like the tide to cleanse your home church, and you
won't be deterred by opposition. Do you know who is going to sign your
certificate? Not me, but the hostile people in your home church area
should be the ones to uphold you as a man of God. Is home church
something to be grateful for, or just a burden? Home church is a
short-cut to the Kingdom of Heaven. If you don't worry about
anything else but that, you will find the heavenly kingdom.
Home church is truly our gospel, an amazing blessing from God.
Through home church you can find and restore everything-there you meet
God, the Messiah, Cain and Abel, and all the historical missions. It is
really a wonder world. I would like to see that you are practically
worshipped in your areas, so that when you bring your fiancee everyone
will say that now they have a king or queen as well. By winning this
qualification you can truly enter the hall of blessing for the wedding
We can conclude that the more you are oppressed and persecuted, the
happier you will be and the more you will gain. You suffer more because
you want to make your blessing more precious, for it is your added
suffering that will make your qualification more precious, and your
diamond more polished. All your suffering and tribulation can be
vindicated by having your mate; this one blessing alone can make it all
worthwhile. Your husband or wife is far more precious than your home
church, and if you can give anything for your home church then how much
more could you do for your mate? Since you are already trained by
serving your 360 homes, you can be even more serving to your own husband
In your 360 homes you are withstanding all kinds of persecution, yet
even if all your people come against you, you still love them. If later
God uses your husband or wife to give you a hard time, what would you
do? Would you say you could not stand it and shove him out the door?
You are already withstanding so much that now when some hardship appears
within your own family it will be nothing in comparison. You are
absolutely loyal to each other and you are willing to do whatever your
husband or wife wants. Do you want to fight with your mate? I am
warning you that Satan will try to agitate both of you and incite
conflict. God will grant Satan permission to interfere with you because
He has confidence that you can easily withstand it, but if Satan wins
and you hate each other then he will return to God and gloat at how
easily you succumbed to him.
When you have a feeling that Satan is trying to tempt you to
complain about how dumb or ugly your husband or wife is and have nothing
to do with him, remember what I am telling you now about Satan's
infiltration. Then close the door and don't let him come in; decide to
do exactly the opposite of what Satan hopes. If you are serving and
truly humble then there is no way he can win. This is why I am giving
you a three-year training period before blessing.
If there is a terrible man giving you sisters a hard time in your
area then you must think inside that he is your husband. If there is an
unbearable woman in your area, then you brothers can think, "She is
my wife." If you men meet such a man, think he is your brother Cain
who wants to kill you. Then think about your duty to him and how to win
him to your side. Think that unless you can win him to your side you
are not ready to go on to any higher blessing.
I want you to feel that home church is a training ground for your
future married life, and that all the people coming against you are in a
position to train you to live with your future spouse and in-laws.
If you win the older people and the children of your area then everyone
else in the middle will automatically come. When you initiate home
church the ratio is 1 to 360, and when the first person is won it will
turn into 2 to 360, or I to 180. When it increases to 3 on your side,
it will be 1 to 120. Even though it starts out I to 360, eventually
everyone will accept and your whole area will be one family dwelling,
and as far as you are concerned you will be looking at your whole area
as one house.
In this area you will create your Cain-type home, and then
after that you are entitled to create your Abel-type home. Once
you find your Cain tribe you will establish your Abel tribe. Even if
your ancestral lineage is inferior to that of people in your home church
area, you will still receive greater blessing than anyone in your area
because you set the necessary condition there. When the blessing comes
to you upon this foundation and you have children, they will receive
more abundant blessing than anyone in home church.
The restoration process in the fallen world is one of three major
divisions-of Cain and Abel, husband and wife, and parents, but now we
are bringing these three together for the first time. Home church is
the process of uniting the brothers, Cain and Abel. Your home church
and your mate's home church will come together eventually, and you will
become a couple after receiving accolades from your home church. Upon
that foundation you will join as husband and wife. There are universal
implications in two home church areas uniting together.
When you are united as husband and wife upon this home church
foundation and have children, then you move upward to the parent level.
Your children will come upon the foundation of the home church success
and all your labor there will be reaped by them. In that case you truly
have a foundation where you can receive God's blessing abundantly.
Because the Cain-Abel separation has already been made in the home
church and there is no stain remaining, you can offer your children as a
pure offering to God. Then God will gladly embrace you and your
children. Unless you stand victorious in home church. However, you
will leave that duty and responsibility to your children, who will then
have to go through that tribulation themselves.
1981 is the final year of the third seven-year course, and from
that year until 2,000 the entire world will be organized into home
church. That will complete forty years since the True Parents were
installed in 1960. The more work we do here in the physical world, the
greater will be the spiritual phenomena affecting the earth. Spiritual
assistance will be equally strong because that realm is like the angelic
world, in a position to serve the victorious Adam and Eve. In your home
church you will exercise your authority to direct spirit world to assist
you. You are given that authority.
Only upon the victorious foundation of home church can you as men
and women bear sinless children, just as perfected Adam and Eve in the
garden of Eden would have borne sinless children. No one shall be able
to come against that pure child. You must fulfill all these conditions
before God's blessing comes to you to be husband and wife.
Today is a new day. This is May 27 and in four more days May will
be over. If you make a special condition of the next four days then
when June comes you will have a new beginning. Will you engaged couples
do it? Those who would do it, engaged or not, raise your hands and
pledge your loyalty. You are raising your hands to promise to become
true couples. Then spirit world will be with you and God will be with
you. Can you pledge that now? God bless you. Let us pray.