REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
HOUSE OF PROVIDENCE
December 9, 1979
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Since God's ideal of creation has not been fulfilled, the word
restoration came into being. If there had been no fall, the house of
the ideal would have been erected, but because of the fall a house that
needs to be restored came into being instead. If there had been no
fall, God intended Adam and Eve to be the parents of mankind. They
would have been united with God, and the angelic world united with them.
What would have been the central theme of such unity?
All human life is governed by principle; that principle is the
central theme of the universe, and it governs all systems and forms of
life. Where does that principle begin? lt comes out of God's Principle
of Creation. This created world resembles God's own qualities. All
things of the universe have dual essentialities, and there is always
subject and object. Everything exists in reciprocal relationships of
subject and object, up and down, and left and right. The purpose of
creation is the realization of love.
If someone asked what was the fulfillment of the ideal of creation,
you would reply that it is the heavenly four position foundation, which
is the true unity of love centered upon parents. When parents and
children are united in love, that unity is permanent and everlasting.
The origin of that love is permanent The family is the base and the
dwelling place of such perfected love. In a family and society where
love is perfect, trust is also perfect. Then the relationships among
the members of such families would be perfect. Since any infiltration
of evil into such a family would mean its destruction, evil could not be
allowed A man could go out and fight to the death to defend such a
family. The worst imaginable thing in the universe would be the
corruption or destruction of such perfection of love.
Such a family centered on perfected love would be a central point to
multiply such love. Adam's family should have been that nucleus. Then
his children's families would have been the expansion of that family As
each generation formed the four position foundation, they would be
connected to each other. Those foundations would contain both vertical
and horizontal, at precisely ninety degrees to each other. The vertical
can only meet the horizontal at ninety degrees, and that shall be the
center of the universe. These families would definitely multiply and
expand, but they would be connected to the central one. not isolated
from each other. In other words, all these building blocks of the
heavenly kingdom would be interrelated.
Where would we find a manual or instruction book of love? Adam's
family was supposed to be that manual. Adam and Eve were supposed to be
the visual aids for teaching love to the universe, for in them would be
seen an example of the perfection of love. The love of men would be
like Adam's, and the love of women like Eve's. Children would look to
the children of Adam and Eve as their examples.
Adam was in a position to be proud of his wife and children, and Eve
was in a position to be proud of her husband and children. The children
were in a position to be proud of their parents and each other. Adam's
assets would be his wife and children.
In American society we frequently see individuals trying to be proud
of themselves. After the Science Conference last month we had some
informal discussion with Family members, and the differences between
Western and Eastern culture were talked about. The Western culture is
always based on "I", or oneself. "I" is always most
important. The evidence comes from English: wherever oneself is
referred to, it is with i as a capital letter. "I" is number
You have much more to have pride in before you are proud of
yourself. Adam is proud of his wife and sons and daughters. That's how
God prepared man's innate nature to be in perfection. If during a
family gathering each child and each parent is trying to promote
himself, it is not much fun. But what if each one is proud of the other
instead of himself? Furthermore, how would God, who is presiding over
the meeting, feel about it? Instead of being proud of Himself, God
would be proud of Adam and Eve. If Adam is disregarding everyone else
then God wouldn't feel so good about him. In effect, Adam would be
strutting in front of God, saying how wonderful he was.
God is wiser than to write the cosmic law in that fashion.
According to the universal principle, each one should be proud of the
other. The father is proud of the mother, and the mother proud of the
father in front of their children. The children are proud of their
parents. When each is proud of the other then there is unity and
harmony, and thus beauty. How would the children react if the father
asked, "Don't you think I'm better than your mother?" It's not
Suppose the father has a Ph.D. but the mother has only a little
education. Would it be right for the father to boast about how much
more education he has than the mother? What matters in a family is not
how much knowledge you have, but how much love you have. Money,
knowledge and power have no significance in the family. True love is
what matters. If true love is God's love then what is God's love? What
kind of love does God like most? He would like the unselfish love that
wants to serve other people.
The opposite of true love is evil love, which is self-centered.
Here in America money seems very important; is that your goal? Why
isn't knowledge your highest priority? If you have a great quantity of
money, power and knowledge, you might be able to influence the world,
but you would not find love there. First of all, love cannot be
packaged because it cannot be seen. Don't people pay more attention to
something they can readily use and identify? Or do they pay more
attention to invisible love? If you have a powerful tool or machine
would you want to trade it for an invisible package of love? It sounds
like a losing game, doesn't it?
When you American women are engaged do you wonder how much money
your fiancé has, or how much power or influence he has? Do American
women today really evaluate their husbands this way? Would you want to
dress nicely or poorly to extend your love to someone? Would it look
better to see people in love in nice clothes, or in shabby, smelly
clothes? As far as love is concerned, what you wear doesn't affect its
Is love only suitable in a palace among royal finery? Doesn't it
also exist in the poor cottages of fishermen and farmers? Which is
better? It is a matter of intensity and quality of love. Even though
you are living in a palace, if your love is self-centered it will
be poorer than the unselfish love of humble people. Love can go in one
of two directions: unselfish love is always directed toward the heavenly
road, and selfish love is always bound toward the satanic road. Why
couldn't we enjoy selfish love and still go to heaven? It sounds like a
We know that the universe is made from energy. Where does it come
from? Does energy come first, or interaction? This is an important
issue. If there is no reciprocal relationship in the universe then
there is no way energy can be produced. The Principle says that subject
and object always interact. You can't force molecules or atoms to
interact with each other. If they have an innate subject-object
relationship then automatically they will interact, but not because the
scientist desires it. It happens if there is a fundamental
subject-object relationship between them. Their give and take
produces energy. Before energy there was interaction, and before
interaction there was subject and object.
Universal law states that a subject and object will not interact
unless there will be some mutual benefit. When you say something is
good or bad then you are recognizing that you do or do not want to
participate in something. If something is bad then you want to separate
from it. No one will mingle with certain people or activities if he
knows he will be harmed by the experience; right away he would leave.
We are made in such a way that we interact, but only when there is some
benefit to be gained.
God made man in such a way that he needs woman, and woman that she
needs man. What woman would say that she is complete unto herself and
doesn't need man? Saying that she was self-sufficient would be
denying the basic tenet of the universe. Do you want to scatter any
benefit you receive, or gather it close to you? Benefit is derived in a
specific way, not at random. When plus and minus interact to gather
benefit around them, do they rejoice, or stand still, or hate each
other? What is the central theme that plus and minus and subject and
object can enjoy together? Between men and women the central theme is
love. Does that love have some central purpose and direction? Can it
be linked to a greater love and purpose? That greater love can also be
linked to a higher purpose, and on and on.
You belong to the Unification Church, and then where? To America,
and then to the world, and the world belongs to God. You belong to many
things, but there must be some central theme that is common to
everything. Will American dollars talk loud and clear to everything?
How about influence, or knowledge?
You are right in saying that love is the common theme, but would
people in the past answer differently? What about 1,000 years from now?
How can you guarantee that society's value system won't change in a
thousand years? It's a crazy world. The past, present and future must
have some common road. That common factor must be acceptable in all
ages and cultures.
What kind of love is that? What is true love? It is love that God
approves of. It is love of which He is master, not men. Because God
approves that love, the entire universe must follow that way. That love
is the center of the individual, family, society, nation, world and
cosmos. The key common factor is the heavenly four position foundation.
The love that consummates that four position foundation will work on
every level of life. This is the number one heavenly law in the
Any person who can be accepted by this heavenly law can be accepted
everywhere, on any level, and be approved by God. Two people can be as
ugly as Idaho potatoes, yet their love together can be sweet like honey.
Would that husband regret that he had to look at his wife's ugly face
for the rest of his life? Would this husband want a more beautiful
wife? If he had true love would he have such unhealthy thoughts? With
true love that husband would think that even though his wife is not Miss
America, it would be beautiful for him to love her, and God would
appreciate this unity of extremes. If this husband has such love,
through that couple God will send beautiful children who are truly like
God would praise that couple, and their children would praise those
parents because of their unselfish love. When God and the children can
approve those parents, the universe would bow down to them as well. It
is true love which can cause that.
No matter how beautiful men and women are, as long as they are
selfish and vain their own children will withdraw from them, the
neighbors will criticize, and they will be miserable themselves. In the
end they have lost everything, and they won't even love themselves. But
when you have a fervent love for others and demonstrate your
unselfishness, you bring things together.
We find the four position foundation in the family, with father and
mother, and son and daughter. This structure is the same in any social
organization, such as an organization with a president and employees.
The Unification Church is no different. In the nation the father and
mother's role is carried out by the President and First Lady. If the
world was united then the only difference between the nation and the
world would be one of scale; the content would be the same. This would
apply also to all of heaven and earth.
So far we have talked about the common factor in the universe.
Where can we be trained in this? The workshop of love is the family.
The father represents one half of heaven, as well as the world, the
nation and the tribe. That one person represents all of these. The
mother represents the other side of all that background. She was sent
to your home as the representative of the feminine side. Why should a
father and mother be united in marriage? By their being united in the
home, all the background they represent is also united, like strands of
rope twining together into one. When you move forward, actually the
whole universe is following you.
Love is like a net pulled by a fishing trawler- with it you can
catch the nation and the world and even God. With that kind of
universal representation there is no gate you cannot pass through. When
the father and mother are united then the entire universe is becoming
one and smiling at them. In that situation there is nothing just for
the individual; everything is a public representation of the universe,
so when they have joy then the entire universe has joy.
What kind of fun is there in modern dances where one person wriggles
around all by himself? If you have someone to hold and turn with
together then you have more joy because that togetherness represents the
universal formula. The worst enemy is he who tries to sever these
things from you. Selfishness is our worst enemy because it isolates
everyone from everything else.
If God is love then why can't He forgive and love Satan? Jesus
taught that we should love our enemies, so doesn't he mean we should
love Satan? No, he means you should love the person who has become a
victim of Satan. In order to love Satan you have to exterminate him.
Satan is nothing more than the personification of selfishness, the
nature that wants others to serve "me". Selfishness will
fragment the universe and cause disorder.
From the beginning of history God's way has always been a
sacrificial one, a tradition of self-denial to serve others. Why
is this the key? Because it is the only way to counteract selfishness.
The great religious leaders in history never had one good day while they
were on earth because they went the way of suffering. What does
Unification mean? It means unity of all religions. We are proclaiming
that we are going to unite all the religious roads into one and pay all
their debts so that liberation can come for all. Does that mean the
Unification Church is the easiest one to believe in? No, it means we
are undertaking the toughest of all possible roads of religion.
If you want to believe in the ideal of unification then you have to
commit yourself to the degree that you could sacrifice your own wife,
children, Church and nation, and of course yourself. If I sincerely
want to bring unification to the world's faiths then I must be ready to
sacrifice the Unification Church itself. Why are you so quiet? Do you
have confidence you can meet this criterion?
If you were a blessed husband and your wife said to you, "We
have two children and a third on the way, but in order to live up to
this Unification life they have to go to the nursery and I have to go on
the CARP team. What kind of Church is this! I can't do it any
more," how would you reply? Would you agree with her? You should
say, "Get behind me Satan! You are bringing destruction to our
family, to our nation and to heaven. I love you but I cannot love
I want you to understand that God always sacrifices His loved ones.
God sacrifices Himself first, and no one can take more of a beating than
God, but then He uses the principle of the universe by sacrificing His
loved ones to save mankind. The providence of restoration is such that
He will apply His law until Satan can no longer oppose Him. No religion
here on earth truly represents God's sacrificial standard, however; not
Christianity, Buddhism, nor any other. But the Unification Church is a
religion which, for the first time in all history, is determined to be
truly in the likeness of God and act like Him.
I am using precisely the same formula. There was a time when my
family became an obstacle to heaven's dispensation, and I had to cut it
off. When I had opposition from my own parents I had to give them up,
and cut myself off from society and the nation so that I would have no
obstacle to the heavenly way. Some people think my policies are the
Korean or Oriental way, but I tell you that it is not so. Why would I
be opposed by Orientals if it were the Oriental way?
If I did everything the American way, there would be no reason for
Americans to oppose me. My way of life is certainly not the American
way, but not the Oriental way either. It is the way of the heavenly
kingdom. God came to the human world, going forward step by step in
such a way that He loved everyone, without exception. How am I
different compared to other religions leaders? After knowing God's way
of life I determined to walk every inch of the path myself.
In Korea I loved the members more than my own wife and children.
Why did my first family oppose me so much? It was because I loved the
members more. There was no other reason. That's how I covered every
inch, like God did. That's how I loved the society, nation and world
more than anything that belonged to me.
Do you think I love America? I love this nation by giving my heart
and soul to it; that is the degree of love I have. You Americans are
indebted to me. Do you know that? How would you repay it? With
dollars, with praise, with public announcements? You are indebted to me
in love, and love is the only way you can repay it. That is why you
love me, and you extend that to other Koreans and Orientals as well.
Then when blessing time comes you ask me for Korean wives or husbands.
Why are Koreans special to you? It is a manifestation of the fact that
you know you are indebted in love and you want to repay it.
Korea and America are two extremes, and I came here to make the two
into one. When the gulf between them shrinks until they meet in the
center, they will be one family. I came to bring them together with one
net of love. This is not something that human power alone could
accomplish, however. When spring comes then the trees and bushes begin
to bud and show signs of life. When the cosmic spring dawns then the
love of the universe smiles upon us and signs of eternal life appear.
What is God's plan and design? He is thinking of one home. Would
He be thinking of a small house or a big house? How does He want to
build that big house? It is simple: He will start out with a small
house in the center and make it bigger and bigger and bigger. The
blessing is the uniqueness of the Unification Church. To be restored to
get the blessing, you should get out of the fallen world and come back
to the true center to receive the blessing. During this process you
will get Satan off your back so that he gives up on you. Then you are
qualified for blessing. Have you knocked Satan away?
The person who is qualified to live in the house of providence is
the person who has absolute, unchanging and everlasting love. How much
do you trust such a person? Absolutely. What qualities did unfallen
Adam have to demonstrate? Absolute faith and belief in God, and then
absolute faith in Eve. Do you have that? American society today does
not have that. American culture is always changing and fluid, floating
You like hamburgers, don't you? That is an eating habit you have.
Sleeping late in the morning can also become a habit. A person can have
his mind set according to certain prejudices and resist the Unification
Church way because it is strange.
Is there room for God's providence to adopt your way? What about my
way? God sees that His way is my way. This is the key question. In
the eyes of heaven nothing that you have become accustomed to has any
value except love. We must base our lives on that and develop it into
Would American knowledge have any value in the house of providence?
America's power and money would not serve that house. Instead, it would
all be an obstacle to love because with power and money people think
they already know the right way. Most people feel that their way of
life has some value, but all those customary things become their enemy
when they find God's way. Then they have to deny all those old ways and
separate from them. Those things would not help them find true,
God wears eyeglasses of love. With those glasses He can see
immediately who has selfish love. Adam was supposed to have absolute
faith, plus absolute character and personality, such that he could not
be tempted in any way by Satan. Do you have that kind of personality?
Any person who whispers some information to you, saying, "Only
you know this. You should keep this a secret," is Satan. And the
person who hears and keeps it to himself instead of reporting to the
proper central figure is an accomplice or co-worker of Satan. In
the garden of Eden Satan whispered to Eve that God didn't want her to
know that if she ate the fruit of good and evil her eyes would be opened
and she would see everything as God did. Satan said not to tell anyone,
that it was for her ears alone. The first thing Eve should have done
was speak to God about it, asking what He thought. Simply because Eve
hid that information and was persuaded by it, she was swayed to Satan's
side. You have to let God know and let the proper channel know if
someone tells you such a secret for your ears alone. You may think you
are betraying a confidence, but not at all; that is how you can help
save that person. Then there is still a chance that the person can be
Suppose Satan came to tell me he had a good deal to offer which I
shouldn't tell God about. If I kept it to myself would I be a good
friend of God? This point is very important. If any members come to
tell Col. Pak some information, then he tells it to me immediately.
Leaders always want to report the good things to me, but if they hide
the bad things then that is satanic also. If some wound or cancer is
there, it should be reported to the physician so a cure can be given.
Who will cut off the cancer? If you try to do surgery on your own then
you stand a good chance of making a blunder; only a skilled surgeon
should attempt it.
Unless you know this rule very clearly then Satan can easily
infiltrate through communists to destroy the heavenly system. There is
a reporting system set up already through the leaders, so any
information that someone says you should keep secret should be reported.
Satan always acts clandestinely, while God operates publicly. This is a
practical application of Principle in daily life.
Sometimes even members in good standing receive some information
that makes them shake and waver; they do not have the absolute
personality of God. But no matter how many thousands of people join,
become leaders and then drop out, it never changes me in any respect. I
could never have come this far without God. God is alive. The amazing
thing is that if someone of high caliber drops away, God always brings
in a better person. That is an absolute rule. As long as I am
fulfilling my central responsibility then God will always replenish a
loss with something better. God is not in a losing game.
The third element that Adam should possess is absolute love. No
matter what tribulation comes, even if I am dying in prison, only one
thing will occupy my mind-the love of God. My faith in God is absolute.
Once 1 promise God something, that is absolute. Once instructions come
from God, it is absolute and there is no room for change. Even if it
involves hardship I never think about that. During my life in the North
Korean concentration camp I could really prove what kind of son of
filial piety I was. I never longed to be somewhere else during that
I prayed many times, but never once in prison did I ask God for help
to ease my suffering. I always told God not to worry about me, that I
would assume responsibility to clean up communism. Even there I thought
how I would conquer the communist way of life and march to Moscow.
Nothing has changed my commitment to that at all, and this is why God
trusts me absolutely. No matter what difficulties come to me, God knows
I will go straight ahead; never will I vacillate back and forth.
If the world opposes me, I will keep marching forward with absolute
love, faith and personality. That is the qualification to be unfallen
Adam. That quality was also to be Eve's position and property. With
these properties the entire universe can be conquered. I do not have
money in my pocket or any worldly power, yet there is nothing that
bothers me. I concentrate on these three elements, and I know that then
God will mobilize whatever resources are necessary.
You must be bold enough to stand before God and tell Him to test
you, that Satan can never bother you. Are you such people? You should
be able to tell God that your character is absolute and you will never
be swayed by Satan's enticements. How can you prove that? By showing
that you love God more than anything under the sun, including your own
family, your children or wife, and even yourself. When you demonstrate
that one quality then you can pass.
In order to prove that I love God most, I am willing to sacrifice
even the Unification Church. If I use your efforts for the sacrificial
purpose then God's love will be added to you and you will never have to
die on the altar. You will become historical people and future history
will honor you. I tell you to sacrifice yourself for the sake of your
nation and the world. That's how I live. Especially since coming to
America I committed everything I have for the sake of the nation. I am
actually making the Korean and Japanese members suffer for the sake of
Would you rather let everyone else suffer while you live an easy
life? If so then you will be destroyed. Since I am asking everyone
else to suffer for America, I want you Americans to suffer more than
they do. That's the only way you can receive the true love of God. Is
this wrong? I want each of you to love America more than I do. That's
what all America and the spirit world yearns for as well. If white
people cannot follow this tradition, I know black people will follow it.
If they cannot, then someone else will. God will raise up someone who
can. If no one in this hemisphere will set that tradition, God will
even bring Asians to uphold it.
With the money and energy I have already spent in this country I
could easily mobilize Asians or Africans, but so far I have given more
tribulation to the Asian members. My words today shall be fulfilled. I
came to America and I loved white and black people completely, unloading
every ounce of my energy for their sake. Does anyone think I have done
You should not be wavering, but your eyes should be watching
straight ahead. Even if whispers come to your ears from other people,
they should not make you shaky; no one should be able to divert you.
How much do you believe in the Unification Church? As much as I do? If
so then I have succeeded. An absolute character can totally withstand
any temptation, particularly lustful temptation. I know that in some
cases you lived like animals in years past. Since joining the
Unification Church have you ever remembered those days with happiness?
If not then you are straight in your mind and firm as a rock.
If you are shaky but you receive the blessing then you have a
terrible problem to deal with. Therefore, even after getting the
blessing there is a period of three years to demonstrate that your
fidelity is so strong that no unhealthy thinking comes even in your
There is no way the four position foundation can be erected without
the three qualifications of absolute faith, personality and love for
God, True Parents, and your spouse. Could someone with a persuasive
tongue convince you that your natural parents are not your parents?
Nothing can change that. Your relationship with God should be absolute
also. as well as your marriage. You cannot deny your own parents, so
you cannot deny your wife or husband. If parents are united in that
fashion then their relationship with their children will be absolute as
well. That is the tradition we must build.
How real and undeniable have the True Parents become in your life?
Why do we need True Parents to begin with? After receiving the
Principle, you pay indemnity first by cutting your ties with the old
world. Then you must be accepted by God, who will bestow the title
Israel, or "Victor."
We are not talking about only life on earth, but spirit world as
well. Someone has to pioneer the path to God in spirit world, and then
open the road to the earth. Recognition must be received in spirit
world before it is received on earth. The True Parents must receive
license from the spirit world to unite that realm. What is the
qualification for the position of absolute Adam? Absolute faith,
character and love. With this credential, he then comes to initiate the
dispensation on earth. That is the role of the Messiah.
Once he has erected a foothold here on earth, he must expand
heaven's territory, with the individual, family, tribe, nation and so
forth. Every individual here on earth needs salvation, and so
theoretically everyone should go through this ordeal and pay this
indemnity. Do you think anyone else is capable of doing it? No. That
is why God selects a representative of all mankind to undergo these
ordeals once and for all. Whenever there is a big obstacle to go over,
the four position foundation is always at stake. It was lost in the
garden of Eden, so it is at stake in every battle here on earth.
First True Parents are installed here on earth, and then all mankind
is linked to their family. A new race is being created here, which is
the true Adam's race. My qualification was received in spirit world,
and I came to consummate it here on earth. My credential is the Divine
Principle, of which the central theme is the four position foundation.
Jacob had twelve sons, and his family multiplied to 72. Moses had
twelve tribes and 72 disciples. Jesus had twelve apostles and 72
disciples. The flue Parents have three levels of twelve families, plus
For each of you to follow my pattern you each need twelve disciples
plus 72 disciples, or 84. We want to consummate this restoration in
seven years, which works out to one person a month. By doing so you
become a universal man who can go anywhere. For this reason the True
Parents will have twelve children within twenty years. Mother has only
one more to go! Through three generations that will become a family of
72. There is no room to compromise in the providence. God knows it is
not easy to have one baby after another and that Mother is very
fatigued. Do you think whether you bring babies to the world is totally
up to you alone? It is a heavenly gift and blessing.
My family is the Abel family, and each of you is in a position to
create a Cain family centered upon it. The couples of the various
blessings all form a fence around my family, all linked together in the
four position foundation as one family of man.
Some Americans complain that the Korean leaders I bring to this
country don't know anything about American culture, but that statement
is not understandable. There are many white and black families coming
in and they all form layers around the center. Who knows my history
better than the older Korean members? Then you are in a position to
learn. It would be best if I taught you directly, but I don't have the
time for that. If I am here for three years then the English members
will complain that I should stay in England for three years; the
Japanese, South Americans, Africans, and so forth will all say the same
thing. But that is impossible. We are unfortunately bound by physical
limitations on earth, so I send a representative to each continent and
nation in my place.
The Korean leaders did not come on their own, but because I asked
them to, and I want them to teach you the tradition; they are not here
to make a power base for themselves or anyone else. They go by the
rules, without compromise. That's the fastest way. If you are seasoned
under such leadership then you will grow faster.
The house of providence is being built step-bystep according to
the Principle, and in order to do this I received incredible persecution
and opposition. But it doesn't matter, because I will go on no matter
what. My individual path is no longer an individual one; when I suffer,
Mother also receives persecution, and our children are affected as well.
When my children go to school they are not left in peace. The other
students whisper behind their backs, testing them and ridiculing them.
Ye Jin is now in college and she told me that being the daughter of a
famous man is not easy. Even the most normal things she does still
become the topic of gossip. Since you are connected with me, you also
will become the talk of the town. People tell each other how you are
Now that President Park has died, people no longer say we are agents
of the KCIA. Now our missionaries around the world are accused of being
agents of the American CIA! People say that no one else could fund such
a big operation. Everyone thinks that I am friendly with some kind of
CIA or other!
The conclusion is that you need True Parents. They pioneer the way,
and all you have to do is hang on. If a horse is galloping along, all
you have to do is ride him and you will get to the finish line the same
time he does. I am your horse. Would you rather I were a white man?
The black people would be upset if I were white. There has been a great
historical battle between blacks and whites, so a mediator is needed to
stop the fighting. Should that person be white or black? He should be
some other color so he could be the same distance from each of them.
I am linking the races into one family of man, and I am also linking
the two cultures of East and West. Only the Unification Church can do
this. I am sure before joining the Unification Church some white
members would avoid sitting next to a black person, but now they want
black husbands and wives! Who convinced you that international marriage
was good? We will become the love race and we will live in the house of
providence. Our movement is the one which will finish the dispensation
for the house of providence. That means we have to liquidate the entire
debt of history. I have been doing this step by step.
The house of providence will start out small, but then get bigger
and bigger, embracing the nation and world, until finally the dwelling
of God can be with men. Then the four position foundation is fulfilled.
In the Unification Church, the True Parents and you men and women are
already a four position foundation. Do you love me? I don't believe
you! What is the foremost anxiety and desire of the True Parents? That
you love each other as much as you love me. The True Parents are the
examples, and by practicing loving them you will know how you should
love each other. That love is the key.
In the ultimate Kingdom of Heaven, Adam is the head of the family,
tribe and nation, and Adam and Eve are head of the world. It is innate
in human nature for children to want their father and mother to be the
king and queen. It makes sense, for as long as God is our Father He is
our King. Then naturally your father is to be your king as well as your
If there had been no fall then God would have dwelled in Adam's
house. Love is created in the four position foundation when the male
and female essentialities come into oneness. Love is sacred, but Satan
twisted it around, and made the most sacred thing a dirty thing.
Children are participants in their parents' love. You are the
participants of your parents' love; that means you are one body with
them centering upon love. Then when love is pulled, everyone follows as
Why do parents and children love each other? It is natural because
they originated from one point. The source of love is invisible, but it
takes visible form in children. When I look at my child I am looking at
Mother, at God, at myself. A child is a mysterious being. How then
could you separate yourself from your parents? They are you.
Today American homes are breaking down, which indicates they are
going against heavenly principles. Brothers and sisters are comrades in
love, so how could they fight? When you lift your right arm, you are
lifting your father's arm; when you lift your left arm you are lifting
your mother's arm. Sun Jin said that her right leg was given her by
Daddy, and her left leg by Mommy. That's a correct answer because she
is a participant in her parents' love.
You are given rebirth through True Parents, but you don't yet
contain a seed of love. By loving True Parents you come into that
position. In that love you want to stay with them all the time and
bring them joy. Why is that? By uniting in love and really longing to
be with them you are creating a seed of love in yourself. You love
Father first, then Mother, then the children. By doing so you are
resurrecting yourself. This is what you are doing in everyday life.
That is why spiritually you become very close to heaven, and the spirit
world will tell you much about that relationship.
How many of you have seen me at least once in prayers or visions?
This is how True Parents become real to you. When you really long for
me so much that you forget to eat or sleep, then you are connected to
spirit world. That is the privilege I give to you. With that spiritual
relationship you will be guided precisely about where to go and what to
do to fulfill the mission. In that way you are serving your Parents in
a living personal relationship.
If someone really experiences this kind of spiritual relationship,
how could he be swayed by someone else? Impossible. That's how you
develop absolute character, but you still have a long way to go. When
you are really hungry or exhausted, but still longing most of all for
True Parents, then spirit world opens up to you. That is a privileged
relationship between you and me, a unique Unification Church treasure.
One way or another each of you must reach that point.
If you do that then you will be instructed and guided wherever you
go. When you go to the ocean, you know how to catch fish. When you go
the mountains, certain signs will guide you to the right place. With
the love of God and True Parents you can embrace everything else because
there is nothing that does not come under such love. Because God and
True Parents already cover the entire universe, you can go anywhere.
That's how we can become one world.
The unity of one family of man shall come through this parental,
God-centered love. In your lifetime you should be in a position to
love and serve 84 people. That road begins on the servant of servant
level, where you become the servant of the enemy's servant, not the
heavenly servant. That is the starting point. Then you step up to be a
servant. First you serve the enemy's servant, then serve the enemy.
Then you become the adopted son, and finally the sons and daughters of
You can never be adopted by God until Satan will state that you have
nothing to do with Satan any more. That is your credential. Then
through True Parents you become direct sons and daughters of God. Until
you truly give yourself unto your life, you cannot be promoted to the
true son's position. When Jesus was crucified, all his disciples ran
away, so they were not in a position to become true sons and daughters.
Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. Even the son of God started in
the servant's position.
When you serve twelve different people, they become one centering on
you. They become the nucleus, and unite with the 72. When you come
that far then you are automatically involved in the tribe and nation.
This principle is always the same. Therefore, Principle teaches that
the ideal of creation is the fulfillment of the four position
foundation. The ultimate result of completing it would be the creation
of the house of providence. That house will be your home, nation,
kingdom and world. In that house all five colors of skin mingle
together, and all nationalities are present there which used to be
enemies in the past. In the house of providence there will be only the
feeling of being brothers. When you serve people who were your enemies,
they will melt and could never separate themselves from you.
Where is our house? Right here in America. America shall be made
the house of providence. Your mission field is your house of
providence. No matter how severe the winter, when the spring comes all
the ice and snow are melted into water. If an American girl marries a
Japanese man and moves to his home, she will find a house of providence
there because there will be a father and mother and their family.
Imagine a blue-eyed Western girl bowing in the Japanese way to
Japanese in-laws, enjoying Japanese food with them, sitting in the
Japanese way. If you Americans marry African husbands and wives, the
African parents shall be your parents and you will treat them as such.
We have many sets of parents. Who provides the elements of your
body? The physical world is your first parent. Your natural parents
brought you into this world, and they are your second parents. But God
gave you eternal life, so He is the third parent. That is your parental
line, and through it you are linked to everything else.
You practice love of God with your parents, and wherever you go and
practice that way of life of love you will find heaven. Then when you
are elevated to spirit world, you bring all your heavens together. One
common law works everywhere.
You American women don't want to serve parents-in-law, or
grandparents-in-law, do you? Who is the oldest grandfather in
the universe? God. If you hate your grandparents then actually you are
hating God because He is the oldest grandparent. You must respect your
grandparents as you respect God because they are relatives of His. When
you bow to your grandparents and ask for their blessing, when they put
their hands on your head then it is actually God giving you His blessing
Did Esau and Jacob get Isaac's blessing when he was old or young?
He was practically in the grave and he couldn't even see who he was
blessing, but his blessing was fulfilled nevertheless. As an old man
Isaac performed God's duty. You must receive blessing from three
generations-grandparents, parents, plus your husband or wife and your
children. The husband and wife ask for the blessing of the other. When
a husband or wife dies, his final words should be some blessing for his
spouse, and that blessing shall be fulfilled. They are blessing each
other into eternity, as candidates to receive eternal blessing.
Three generations are important in biblical history. The Jews speak
of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We speak of the God of our
grandparents, parents, and wife or husband.
Those who have failed to serve their grandparents on earth are
crippled in spirit world. If you don't have
grandparents-in-law then you should borrow some old people
from an old folks home and bring them to your own home to serve them.
Would any grandparents want to live in an institution, or with their
grandchildren? Would God want to stay by Himself in an institution, or
You should be able to serve everyone, including the older
generation, and people of all colors of skin. You should practice love
from every different angle. When you love freely on earth then in
spirit world you have freedom to love everyone. This world also
welcomes such a universal man. That's the only way we can make the
entire world a house of providence. As you move closer in that
direction, the spirit world will get closer and open up to you.
Imagine what would happen if you brought two black grandparents out
of a senior citizens home to live with you, and served them as much as
you loved God. They would completely open up, and that love would shine
like gold. If you can love them as you do God, you are a saint, and you
have a pass everywhere. It is not easy, of course, but when you bring
yourself down to the humblest place and are victorious then you are
making yourself a holy man.
How can you love birds and animals until you love your fellow man?
God's teaching is that you must know how to love your fellow man. Then
by using that experience you can move from one aspect to another. Un
Jin has a puppy and she really loves it, but I told her she shouldn't
love that dog until she had loved her fellow man. There are many pets
and a great pet industry here in America and people pay a great deal of
attention to them, but they neglect their fellow man. If this nation
continues in that direction then it cannot flourish. Why couldn't they
adopt a black child from an orphanage and love him as much as they love
their own child?
Until you love other people you are not in a position to love your
pets. When you love your husband, parents, children, then you can have
a pet in your home, raise a garden and ride horses. It is your
privilege to love your parents, and after that you have the privilege of
loving your dog. That's how God sees the universe; this is His concept
of love. isn't it dramatic?
Do you want to live singly now? If you only want to live with your
husband and not have to take care of anyone else, you won't have to
worry about the house of providence because you won't have it! Could I
come to your home any time? Maybe the first day, or one year later
would you welcome me? How about if I were an invalid who needed care
day and night? If I didn't come myself but sent one person to your home
for you to take care of would you accept him? I would be the hero of
the senior citizens' homes because I would find loving families for them
all. ln order to have a true home you need three generations living
under one roof. If the grandparents who come to your home feel they
can't bless you because you didn't love them then God can't work through
There are all kinds of people living at my home -Japanese,
Europeans, Americans, black, white, yellow-and all sizes. East Garden
is a real melting pot but that brings many headaches with it, so I made
it my rule not to look at their faces; then I would not feel critical
but could just love them. I am practicing this myself, and so should
you in your own home.
My mind is full of all the problems and worries people bring to me,
but because I have absolute character I have never thought I could not
go on. Compared to my burden, what you worry about is have hardly
begun. You only have to worry about yourself, but when I move the
entire world is affected. That is a heavy burden. You are in a
position to want to lighten my burden and be sympathetic.
When the companies and organizations of our movement run out of
money, the leaders come to me to solve the problem. Maybe they think
that I have a vault of gold somewhere to dip into. They are running a
company and dealing with personnel and financial problems, but I am
responsible for the entire universe. Where should I go when I run out
of money? I don't want to hear our opposition gloat that we have run
out of money and have nowhere to turn.
Whenever a problem comes I am determined to solve it, not for
myself, but for the sake of the world. When the world knows this,
everyone will bow down as they realize their indebtedness. Before they
worry about themselves, I am concerned. The people of the world have
not made one gesture of appreciation, but still I worry about them. Why
should I be concerned about communism in America, or about the moral
degradation of its young people? I cannot help being concerned because
I am responsible for the world. Do you want to be like me and accept
I am the champion fund raiser and the champion witnesser. I have
suffered more than anyone else. Can you complain about me? If I had
enslaved you but did nothing for you in return then perhaps you could
complain, but that is not the case. Not one person has ever outdone me.
The person bearing the greatest burden for the house of providence
shall be most blessed. Parents naturally pay more attention to the
child who bears the greatest burden of the house. Sometimes you think
you have done a great job, but instead of praising you I may ignore you,
or even criticize you. Inside you feel hurt, but wait for three
generations: if I have not paid appropriate attention then God will do
so many times over. That law will never change.
I received persecution from the existing Christian churches, from
America, and from communists, but while they oppose me they are
forfeiting their blessing to me. People who persecute you are actually
saying, "Here's my blessing. Take it." All you have to say
is, "Thank you very much." The more America opposes us, the
greater the blessings that will come upon us.
Eventually America will have to surrender. If that were not the
case then I would have been destroyed a long time ago, but because I
know that law, I can win. When I went to England there was a Rolls
Royce waiting for me. The German members all begged me to come to their
nation, saying they had a house and Mercedes waiting for me. Why do
people pay so much attention to me and want me to visit their nation?
They know they have received more than what they could give in return.
Do you think East Garden is too big a house for me? You have
received much, so you want to reciprocate and this is why you feel the
way you do. Actually I pay no attention to the kind of house I live in
or the clothes I wear. I hate to wear ties and white shirts, and would
rather be more casual, but Mother tells me, "You can't go out like
that!" Why should men wear such a useless item as a tie? If we
gathered all the ties in America and sold them, we could take care of
all the Cambodians and then that might be a reason to buy a tie. Am I a
low character if I don't wear a tie, and an important person when I do?
You don't compute my value that way.
If half the population of America became Moonies, I would tell them
to fast three days every month, and the money from the uneaten food
would be given on a rotating basis to the fifty poorest nations in the
world. Knowing that America was fasting to help poor people, would the
recipients of that aid be happy to go on a three-day fast
Once the dispensation comes to a certain level, world restoration is
not that difficult. If we gave all the MFT result away to the poor
nations of the world, don't you suppose foreign ministers would line up
at East Garden to ask for their share? While they are waiting we could
give them a Divine Principle workshop. Do you think they would listen
Today we are laying a foundation for such events. Whether the
American government likes this or not is irrelevant. What matters is
whether we can save the world. If the government doesn't do it then we
should. Do you welcome or avoid MFT duty? We need 100,000 people on M
FT. Who is going to win those members? Certainly you can do it.
American young people have tried everything to find happiness in
life-drugs, sex, streaking-but there is nowhere left to turn except
When they taste it they will pour in like an avalanche, but right
now they don't know what kind of truth we have. Were you problem
children and troublemakers before you joined? You are troublemakers who
somehow drifted into the Unification Church. Now are you problem
children? Now you are heavenly children.
Problem children can turn into heavenly children. More problem
children are out there; they are basically good people, but they are
ignorant of anything worthwhile going on. Once the message reaches them
they will change. That means we need television broadcasting, and
should buy our own station. If people could hear me on TV for fifteen
days would they listen? Some would listen because they want to learn
about Divine Principle, others because they want to oppose me and
criticize, but they will listen. In the meantime their hostility will
be disarmed and they will be melted. Do you think I have that
I could be a one-man show and no one could compete with me. I
could be a storyteller, write novels, read poetry. When I smiled,
people would smile; when I laughed, they would laugh; when I cried, they
would cry. When I say, "Let's save America,' all 220 million
Americans will say it with me. We are seriously thinking about buying a
TV station. We will buy the New York Times and Washington
Post as well. I'm sure they will all hear about this, but let them
hear-that is my honest intention. We lay our cards on the table. We
are already setting up a budget for that. Even if you are criticized,
stand up and live like real men and women. The New York Times
will become "Our Times." and Washington Post
will be "Our Post."
When I came to New York in 1972 and 1973 1 saw several buildings I
thought we should buy, and by 1979 we had them all. At that point
American young people thought I was really crazy. Think of the changes
that happened between 1973 and 1979, and then think of what the next ten
years will bring. Will I be standing still? Never! Another version of
home church is house of providence. We will do that. The showdown will
be made within ten years.
Are there any CARP members here? Are you ready to be locomotives?
Are you a*aid of the communists? Why do we need a strong CARP movement?
To fight communism in this country. The Japanese communists will
crumble before me, and already they hate me because I am a powerful
fighter. If you don't have time to go to the barbershop, this is one
time it's all right to let your hair grow! It's OK if your blue jeans
wear out and get ragged, wearing away from the bottom up so they get
shorter and shorter.
What do we gain by doing this? We are creating our home, our
village, nation and world. How many of you would like to visit Korea?
Since I can't afford to send you to Korea, I brought several Korean
leaders here instead. Do you hate them? Really no? I brought European
leaders here first, then the Japanese so that you could learn from their
way of life. The Japanese naturally sit on the floor, and by following
their pattern it becomes natural. Where do you find any American
congregation sitting on the floor for so long? If we are united on this
ground floor, which is the hardest thing, then everything else unites
In Korea, if you stick your legs out in front of you when you sit on
the ground, it is very bad manners. It would be taken as a sign that
you would kick your grandparents! What could educate American young
people in these things except religious principles? Is there any other
power that could overcome your native culture? Could music or dancing
persuade you? Only a religious leader and a religious truth could tame
these wild young people.
At the Science Conference the scientists agreed that only a stronger
religious influence could bring hope to the world. Actually they
learned that from us. If the Rockefeller Foundation paid millions of
dollars, could they train young people this way? Only a religious
leader could do this.
If I had been welcomed by Americans, what would have happened in
this nation by now? What would happen in America if college presidents
urged me to come to their campus to train their students? Actually that
is your job, and it still remains to be done.
You should be capable of dealing with every aspect of American
life-whether culture, business, labor unions-everything. I am involved
with everything, so we have cultural groups, businesses, media. I want
to be involved in every facet of American life. How could I save
someone if I didn't know them? You too should be men for all seasons.
Don't you want to have a better position in the future? Then you
must submit to training. That will include martial arts as well. Even
women should learn martial arts so they can handle any man. This is
necessary because our ultimate enemy is the communist ideology. We are
talking about a rally in Moscow. When I proclaimed that we would have
such a rally it was not ideal talk; I am now preparing for that goal
step by step. America is not the only problem. We will raise the house
of providence even on communist territory. I do not mean we will
destroy them with violence. Our way is to cultivate them with truth and
love, but until then we must be able to defend ourselves. This is our
duty and responsibility, and each one should do his utmost.
Your target should be to bring in 84 members in seven years, and
then you shall be a tribal messiah. After that you will easily become a
national, world and universal messiah. The more the free world and
communist worlds fight against us, the more they will decline because
that is the heavenly dispensation. The Unification Church seems to be
the underdog, yet it will grow, and the only place the world will find
hope is here.
I told the Korean brides-to-be to go to CARP, and I will
push them the hardest and let them suffer more. Would you American
women just stand by when you see them working hard? You are bigger in
every way so why couldn't you defeat them?
Wherever we go we have the one goal of the house of providence. The
time has come when I will rotate the American members to other nations
around the world. If I select you to go to another nation, I will tell
the Church in that nation to let you use my car and my house. The men
should chauffeur the women I send, and the women chauffeur the men.
Both the guests and members of the host country should learn about each
other, representing the pride and prestige of their nations. Our goal
is to find the one house of providence wherever we go.
1979 is just about over. Do you feel the need to take a rest and
start 1980 slowly? Do you want to take leave from the Unification
Church over Christmas? Do you want to go ahead with your mission, even
up north where it is shivery cold? Do you think I deserve some vacation
on a warm beach somewhere? But my pockets are totally empty, so who
will buy the airplane ticket?
The money I spend in America comes mostly from abroad. You are the
ones who always empty my pockets! I know your situation very well, how
you feel and where you are, what suffering and anguish you go through.
That is because I experienced all those things before you did. When you
face certain difficulties, God always compares what you do with how I
handled that kind of situation. God's criterion is based on what I did.
God will notice if your record is as good as mine, and God is even
thinking that after three generations He will match the descendants of
such a person with Reverend Moon's descendants.
So you see that today we have no complaint. You have the
consolation that no matter what difficulty you have, I have gone through
far more. Because I won over it, why can't you? Have you ever thought
that you might die for the dispensation? Many times I thought I had
reached my final moment and would die for God. Each difficulty you
overcome builds a new layer on your tower of achievement. Everyone is
building his own tower, and you must feel that you will never stop
building it until you die.
When you go to spirit world God will ask you certain questions, and
one of them will be what you have thought about during your life on
earth: Did you think about your own situation or something greater than
yourself? His next question will be what you did during your life. You
want to be able to answer that you loved mankind your whole life long.
The third question will be, "What did you leave behind for the
sake of the past, present and future?" Your answer should be,
"I left the heavenly family, heavenly society, heavenly nation and
heavenly world behind, but the most important thing I left was their
education in the tradition of love." That is exactly what I am
doing. When you go to spirit world you can say you learned the
tradition of love from me. That's why education and study of Divine
Principle is very important in our way of life. Every moment counts, so
let's build the house of love.
Will you complain? How about tomorrow? Next year? The rest of
your life? If not, it means I have fulfilled everything and nothing
else remains to be done.
God bless you.