REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
October 22, 1981
World Mission Center
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Copyright © 1981 by Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity
As you know, I have successfully completed three seven-year
courses, and in 1981 I declared the beginning of the second three
seven-year courses. Here in Unification Church we have many new terms,
such as indemnity, seven-year course, and man's 5 per cent
responsibility. Where did this new terminology come from and what is
its foundation? First of all, it is universal terminology, not limited
to one nation or area, and it applies universally, timelessly.
Furthermore, these words will not be spoken by just one group of
people, but by people of all ages throughout history. In other words,
we are talking about the path everyone must walk, without exception.
These words were born in Unification Church, but they belong to all
people. Even though I proclaimed these words, they don't belong only to
"Restoration by indemnity" has a profound meaning. We
have about 2,000 people gathered here. When all of us talk about
indemnity, do we all have the same thing in mind? It is easy to say
that we mean the same thing, but each of you was born for your own
special kind of indemnity, and so everyone interprets indemnity
according to his own unique circumstance. The various races and
professions, for example, understand indemnity differently.
The problem is whether there are many people who can truly digest
and fully understand the word indemnity. No one wants to pay indemnity,
which means that everyone does his best to avoid it. The fact that you
laugh at this remark shows you identify with it! Shall indemnity remain
forever as one concrete, eternal standard? No. Historically everyone's
indemnity has been floating around somewhere, but now it is settled on
earth, and we know what has to be done. Everyone cheered when I
arrived, but as soon as we talk about indemnity we have to become
Sometimes indemnity seems bearable, but sometimes it seems
insurmountable. There are many fluctuations in our feeling about it.
Do you think there is one standard format to follow in indemnity? Do
you want to know what the criterion is? Once you know what it is, you
can't make excuses, so do you still want to know?
Let's ask another question. Why hasn't the will of God been
completely fulfilled? It is because no one has established a clear
format for indemnity. Imagine that you are accustomed to eating bread
and butter, and indemnity took the form of eating kochee chong and
kimchee. We all have a different cultural background, so do you think
we can find one form of indemnity that will be welcomed by everyone
around the world? It wouldn't be easy to do.
One nation might set a standard of indemnity in the form of walking
straight, while others would want to walk in other ways. In the same
way, sometimes members feel that because I am Korean I am forcing them
into some Oriental or Korean way, and they feel they shouldn't have to
go that way. Westerners and Orientals sleep different ways, wear
different clothes, and use different utensils, so how can they follow
the same formula? This is not an easy problem.
You have sky blue eyes, while mine are brown, but it is hard to see
my eyes because they are so narrow. How can we follow the same
formula? What should be the foundation of it? You say the foundation
should be True Parents, but what are they all about?
True Parents have their own indemnity to pay and you have you own
indemnity. We cannot set the formula according to skin color, or eye
color, or any physical thing. The indemnity formula should be broad
enough to include everything, but at the same time we should be able to
narrow it down to one precise point. Do you think you can find
something like that?
Apart from this physical body everyone also has a mind. Have you
seen your mind? Then how do you know you have one? What is the rail
along which indemnity should run? What is the most precious thing for
men? First love, and then what? The two most essential things are love
and life. Should love be in love with life, or should life be in love
with love? Which comes first? You seem to be evenly divided about
When we examine all these matters, we conclude that the universal
rail of indemnity cannot be based on external appearance, but only on
something no one can escape. Should it be based on love or life? Is God
in subject position because of love or life? Another point is that love
cannot make any sense until there is a relationship between subject and
object, so how can we link these two things'?
Did Adam and Eve have life before the fall? When was love meant to
emerge, then? What is the essential qualification to enter the direct
dominion of God? Perfection of love brings you into that direct
dominion; that means your love has become united with God's love.
How were you born? You were born through your parents' love. Did
your life start at the moment your parents were loving each other, or
prior to that? The cause of your life was present within the bodies of
your father and mother; both were needed for life to be sparked.
Biologically speaking, that cause of life in the mother lives for three
days, so it is very difficult to determine whether love or life comes
first. We can universally agree, however, that life emerges when there
is love between the two parents. It takes three elements to make one
life-the father and mother, and the life essences within them. We can
conclude that each life is the extension of the parents' lives. Love is
the motivation for creating new life. Thus, we can say that you
participated in the love of your parents.
Why do parents love their children? There is no complicated
explanation; they simply see their children as extensions of
themselves. We know how we came into being, so how was God initiated,
and when? For something new to emerge, interaction is needed. What in
this universe can interact eternally, without end? What causes eternal
action? In what kind of action can people do anything, whether
embracing or kicking each other, and still feel good?
The universe is a love house in which we all participate, and in
which everything is accepted, is exciting and joyful. Action and
reaction bring harmony. Why? Certain things in the universe repel each
other, in which they are saying, "Go elsewhere to find your
subject or object." That is not necessarily destructive; you are
merely sending something away which does not belong to you, to find its
own mate. Do plus and plus pull or repel each other? How about minus
and minus? Men and men, or women and women? But one man and woman pull
each other together.
The universe is a big house in which this law has been eternally
practiced, with give and take action as well as repelling action.
There must be some central powerhouse which plans and operates the
universe such that everything can interact joyfully; someone must be
concerned with the universal scale, creating a sphere which everyone
wants to belong to. If God is omnipotent, He must be able to devise a
law in which everything can be harmonized.
What kind of essence must the universal subject have, plus or
minus? If He is the plus essence. does He need a plus or minus? If He
is the subject then He definitely needs an object to interact with.
Where does He look for that object? In the created universe. What
creature in the created world could become closest to that subject? Why
man? What's wrong with monkeys? A monkey doesn't have the capability of
understanding the perfection of eternal love; man alone has that
capability. Maybe sometimes monkeys look more handsome than some men,
but they do not have the equipment to reach God. On the other hand, if
you don't understand the value and perfection of the love of God, you
aren't a human, but belong with the monkeys. Only men can reach that
perfection, for they have been given that capability.
If man could reach perfection, but then could separate from God,
would God feel lonely? Would men? Once perfection is reached, there
shall be no more possibility of separation, even if it is desired. A
union of love shall be so intense that the two participants can enter
the very valley of life, and can completely melt together for
When two people come together, they penetrate deep inside each
other. Love is the central uniting force pulling everything in the
universe to that point. When two lovers meet after a long separation,
they come together so tightly that they melt inside each other. Not
only do they hug each other, but they want to move around together,
faster and faster. They are so united that for eternity there is no
chance to be separated.
How can we create the core of life of men and women? Only with the
power of love. Once you are captured by this core power, even if you
get irritated and stalk out, you have to come back. Even if you say you
are leaving to go to school or to shop, you find yourself coming back
again. Once two are joined in true love, there is no way for them to be
separated, even for eternity. Amen!
Why am I spending so much time and energy explaining this? Because
now you can know what is the acceptable standard of indemnity; it
should be based on something that is both the first and last choice.
Where do we place our standard of indemnity? In core love, in focused
love. If you have that focused, core love as your purpose then when you
achieve your standard of indemnity your work is completed. Once you
meet that standard, you have passed your final examination.
Unless you fight your battle in the core battlefield, the battles
that you win are trivial and you still have to fight again. When you
fire a gun at a target, you need to hit the bulls eye, not scatter many
shots all around. Strictly speaking, you only need one round to hit the
bulls eye. We are decided that we want to pay indemnity in order to
finish once and for all. Does that sound easy? It is forever very
difficult! It is so difficult that never in human history has anyone
solved it, or even come close.
The Unification Church is declaring decisive indemnity for the
first time in history, so what should be our focus and aim? Core love.
This is heartistic, heartfelt indemnity. The element of heart is the
ultimate, deciding factor in indemnity. You were excited to see me, but
you aren't excited to hear about indemnity, so maybe you think this is
a good place to end the sermon!
What kind of tug-of-war should you win in order to defeat Satan
permanently? Core love is the essence of God Himself. You know that
Satan cannot pull on God Himself, so even if he tugs at core love,
ultimately Satan has to release it. Once Satan is defeated and lets go
of the rope, he will fall into a bottomless pit.
We can compare core love to a rubber band which can be stretched.
The interesting point is that when the elastic of core love is
stretched so far that it breaks, it always snaps back to God's side.
The important thing is how much you can endure, how far you can be
stretched. Can you stretch from here to Florida? Can God's love only
cover that distance? How far can it stretch? How many times can it
circle the world? Once it is released, it will whip around the world
and snap back to its origin.
How elastic are you? If I ask you to go to Germany or Korea, would
your love stretch that far? Would you break if you didn't have good
food and nice clothes? The things which are true can go anywhere, even
to the farthest, deepest, or dirtiest place. Wherever truth goes, it
can recreate the situation. If you are a rubber band which can stretch
around the world, how far would you go, just once around, or around so
many times that you cover the world? How many times would you have to
stretch around a chimney to stop smoke coming out?
Indemnity is not an easy word. The worst enemy of God is
indemnity. God is almighty, but throughout history indemnity has given
God more pain than anything else because still it is not finished. God
is the almighty plus, and all He wants is an almighty minus. For this
reason Jesus said that whoever would lose his life for Jesus' sake
would find it. Have you thought of yourselves in that way? Is it
acceptable to tell God that you are almost a complete minus, yet ask
Him to allow you one little spot of indulgence? That little indulgence
creates some distance between you and God.
Your goal is to become an absolute minus without compromise. Every
day some force pushes you down to become even more minus, like a nail
being driven into wood. When you reach the bottom and can't be driven
down any more, then you are an almighty minus. Is there even one
American woman here who can say she is such a minus? Is it easy to find
one such woman even out of roughly 110 million women in America? If
God cannot find even one minus in America, He has to look elsewhere.
American women are already almighty in many ways. They talk almighty!
But when we think about the essence of it, this is a serious thing.
I see some national leaders over there; maybe they think they have
been in Unification Church a long time and paid enough indemnity. Is
there anyone who can truthfully say that? You may think you know Divine
Principle and Unification Church, but until you know the depths of
indemnity you don't completely know.
In order to pay indemnity, a plus should go down to the minus.
That's the simple formula of indemnity. You may be a big plus, but when
you try to come underneath a minus, every part of you rebels. There's a
lot of pain in doing that, particularly for American women, who are
very subjective indeed! You have to get rid of yourself to do that,
virtually becoming zero. The Bible says that we must be meek and
humble, which means being like water, which can adjust itself to any
What is the simplest way to get to the bottom? Through service and
sacrifice you get rid of yourself. Some members calculate according to
the calendar that they can give three years of service because they
expect the blessing to come. Is that real service? If there is a
"myself" anywhere in your thinking, there will always be a
gap between you and God. What is the easiest way to reach the noble
standard? In order to find true love, you must be able unconditionally
to give yourself up, to any degree.
How can God know you have reached the standard? Could God believe
you if you made an announcement to Him? God always uses Satan as His
examiner to test you. To the woman who thinks she is beautiful God will
send a distinguished looking man, seeing whether she will detour in his
direction. But even if that man touches and kisses her, she should be
unmoved, like a rock. That is a sign of her true love. Are you such
women? If so then you are perfected and don't need my sermon any more!
When we see the high standard of restoration of indemnity, we can
easily realize that no one has measured up to that law yet. Without
knowing the standard, you have lived each day. Why am I spending so
much time explaining this? This is the essence of the Divine Principle
and Unification Church. No matter how much you cheer me today, until
you meet the indemnity law and the standard of love, everything will be
in vain. I don't want to see that happen. For this reason God is giving
man ample time, waiting patiently, even though restoration history has
been prolonged thousands of years.
Are you individualistic or not? Examine yourself. To what degree
are you altruistic? Some people think they can give 30% of themselves
to God, but should that kind of person even apply for the indemnity
test? Even if you say you live 100% for God, we will never know until
you are tested. We want to be people who are above indemnity, who have
passed the test.
What is the difference between God and man, who are on either side
of the indemnity line? Is God always looking up at the blue sky, or
down at humanity? Where are men looking'? God is looking down at the
earth 24 hours a day, directing His entire attention toward man; thus,
God is not thinking of Himself at all. In the Unification Church there
are many motivations; some people join because they want to be blessed,
which shows they are focused on themselves. Are they identical to
God'? No, God's entire attention is focused on man, so He has no
private thought. If that is God's standard, He will tell you to forget
about yourself and think of your fellow man if you want to become like
The natural conclusion is that we should be like God and live for
others, not ourselves. Anyone on earth who teaches this principle must
be God's messenger. Anyone who represents God, and any organization
which is true in the sight of God must be practicing this principle.
Don't sweat for your own sake. Sometimes members are disgruntled that
their central figure doesn't recognize how hard they worked. However,
God is sweating every day, yet does He complain that no one recognizes
Many people have felt that my standard is so high and absolute that
they could never meet it even if they tried their whole life, and so
they would rather quit. How many of you have never complained about
your road in Unification Church? No one can raise his hand? Now you
know how lonely God is in looking for one person He can immediately
How much do you need the love of God? Even if you chop off one leg
to show God how much you want His love, can you receive it then?
Actually I am a very serious man. If giving up one eye could guarantee
that you could receive the love of God, most people would be willing to
turn in one eye. The difference between you and God is that all these
years God never thought about Himself. If at least the Almighty plus
can have some small seed of an almighty minus, then He can have hope.
Why should we become absolute minuses? For the perfection of God's
love. We conclude that for the person who sets such a goal there is
nothing he cannot dare to do, or anything that will make him retreat.
Even at hearing that resolve being made, God will instantly be alert to
find that person. All these thousands of years God has been tirelessly
working for the attainment of core love. If God is not yet tired, then
it is our responsibility to show Him that we will go on for our entire
lives for the attainment of that love also.
That is an attainable goal, so we have to measure how far we have
each come. I tell you one simple fact: as long as your self is strong
within you, you have no hope of getting there, for self-centeredness is
not God's quality. Since hearing this sermon you have become new
creatures. Your "self" is your own enemy; your whole effort
is needed to quell that self. You did not realize that Satan is not in
some distant place, but has a sanctuary in your body. Maybe when you go
fund raising you want to go in a "civilized" way so you can
be accepted. Does it work?
Always true love should be your goal. Whenever your "sell'' is
master, your whole effort is spoiled. If you practice what I am
teaching you today, you will definitely attain perfection of the love
of God. You need to breathe air to continue living so that you can
attain true love. You need your body so you can attain true love. Once
you are grafted to true love, you are a new creature and everything
will be perfected at once. Then even if you are just standing still,
the entire universe will have fellowship with you in ecstatic joy. Then
any activity is a joy. That is what God's world should be like.
Our motto is to be like God. God's demand is for you to become an
absolute minus, and to do that you have to get rid of yourself. You
can't be proud any more of being a wealthy American in this land of
technology. Many people are proud of their position or prestige, but
even if you possessed the entire planet, you could not exchange it for
the love of God.
True love sets the noblest and highest standard. It solves every
problem. Someone might say they have found an easier way to obtain the
perfection of love, but I am sorry-there is no easier way. Even when
you are asleep you might be jolted awake by this poignant realization.
You really have no time for makeup and manicures. You might even
forget mealtimes, and not notice the time of day. Have you been that
concentrated on finding God's love?
You are your best tester. You know how much your arms are doing for
the sake of God, and what percentage of your talking belongs to God or
to yourself. You know what percentage of your vision belongs to God.
Life is actually the repetition of several things -coming and going,
working and sleeping, eating and playing, sometimes good or bad, sad or
happy. You can analyze what proportion of your life is owned by God and
The person who puts himself out front is retreating backward. But
when you think of the world and mankind then you are stepping forward
every day. Where are your eyes focused as you listen to me? What is the
difference between me and you? I have brown eyes; some of you have blue
eyes, and seeing them is really refreshing for me, like seeing a little
lake in the mountains. God must feel the same way.
There are many beautiful white hands here, but mine are thick, like
a carpenter's. God must think those hands and eyes are more attractive
than mine. But those things are not central. The real criterion of
beauty is to whom those eyes and hands belong.
I am sure you know where you stand. Are you here as a thief trying
to steal God's love, or are you here trying to earn it? What have you
been doing so far? You may have very practical advice, and you might
hope I will heed your advice instead. Until you heard me today you
might have thought I talked about indemnity so that I could push you.
Maybe you think you have been working hard enough.
I have been here in America for ten years, and in that time many of
you have not heard a compliment from me. Instead, I talked about
indemnity and hard work. Why didn't I give you a holiday in all that
time? Inside you might feel I am pushing you too much. But whether you
want to hear this or not, I keep saying it. Many people say they can't
handle so much hard work, but the person who simply trusts what I say
and decides to go the uncompromising way will feel amazing power coming
to him, and he can go forward very quickly.
Without your knowing it, there has been a great distance between me
and you. I am a poor father who has been indicted by the American
government-do you still like me? I wish you could say yes with the
perfection of the love of God.
I never had such a meeting as this when I was in Germany, and many
of the members never saw me, even though they often asked for me to
meet with them. Why do members want to meet me, wherever I go? Simply
because there is a different relationship between me and God. You can't
see it but you know it.
You know the road and goal of indemnity, and how we can be
victorious: it is heartfelt restoration, heartlistic restoration. How
wonderful it would be if you could just get in a jumbo jet to reach
true love. Unfortunately, it is not that simple, and there are eight
stages to go through. Have you ever thought about that? We are always
talking about the Unification Church tradition. Tradition means the
actual fulfillment of the indemnity course. Do you have tradition? Our
tradition is to follow God's method, to receive that tradition and
follow it. Then it becomes our own tradition.
The fall of man means departure from the original place. We know
from Divine Principle of the indirect and direct dominion of God's
love. The indirect dominion is the growth period, when men and women
are growing in purity. During this time your parents pour their love
upon you, and you receive love of your brothers and sisters. Adam and
Eve received God's love while they were growing, and they loved each
other. The fall was nothing else but departure from God's love, and men
and women became adversaries instead of brother and sister. By falling,
they made unity with the enemy. There was no truth in that, for each
deceived and took advantage of the other. That is the opposite of God's
No matter how great American civilization is, individualism in this
country only destines people to hell. That is an obvious conclusion.
Such people would sell out their own families and nation, thinking that
they don't need other people or their government. They think they can
be happier that way, but instead they lose everything. The more
individualistic you are, the more you lose. The universal law is such
that whoever claims things for himself has no place to stand in the
universe and becomes completely isolated.
The American who follows this way of life ends up with an
animalistic kind of life, satisfying only his physical desires. Animals
don't talk about eternity; when animals part they never write letters
or have farewell banquets. There is no love, but only material instinct
in that world. If men go that road, eventually they will be written off
by the universe.
Has God been looking for lots of food, free sex, and drugs? God has
been looking for something eternal, unchanging and unique. He doesn't
need food, power or money; He only needs true love. Would you be
prouder of a giant diamond, or of true love? Once you obtain true love,
God will come without formality to you, even in His pajamas, wanting to
dwell with you.
God can make anything He thinks He needs, overnight. He can make
food so wonderful that you could eat it forever, but God doesn't need
that. God's love is so sweet that you would eagerly pursue it for
eternity. Once you are connected to true love, there is no room for any
When you have such intense give and take with someone, the two of
you become one so completely that you can't be distinguished from each
other. You are inseparable. Even God with His power could not separate
you, and He would say it was His destiny to stay with you forever. To
obtain that love of God you have to cut yourself off from this world
where people take advantage of each other.
Because of the fall, man lives in a realm that God cannot control.
In such a world, how can you reach God? We have a wonderful method,
however, which can show even an impossible man how to recreate himself
and the world. In order to join the Godly realm, you cannot apply any
of the assets you acquire in the fallen world, for they won't work.
When you walk back and forth, is it for yourself or others? If truly it
is for other, then God will see hope in you. How long have you been
doing it for others? The standard is to do it for eternity.
Maybe you are counting the days until you have been in Unification
Church a certain number of years, but I am sorry-God doesn't calculate
that way. You want to obtain unchanging love eternally, not for just a
few years. True love is unchanging, so you must become unchanging
people. Some people shop for a religion, sampling many churches. The
only criterion is to reach the place where you can find God's true
love; the truth is there.
If you could get true love simply by living for yourself, then God
wouldn't have had to wait thousands of years for it. For true love to
be stable it must be deep down within you, where no one can take it
away. The man of true love lives his whole life for that one
purpose-walking, eating, sleeping and working for that purpose. Your
two hands should work for others, and your mind always be thinking for
someone else. If you meet that criterion then, simply speaking, you are
a man of God. Then where ever you go, conscientious people will be
drawn to you. Wherever you walk, love will be in motion around you, and
the Kingdom of Heaven is in that place. Do you really understand?
Have you sisters asked yourselves for whom you so carefully put on
your makeup in the morning? Do you say to yourself, "I know men
will be attracted to me now"? I am not anti-lipstick; the point is
whether you want to be pretty in the sight of the world, or to attract
people for God. The key point is your motivation. If you are sleeping
so that you can continue to work the next day, then you are not
sleeping for yourself.
I have always thought about what God's worst headache is. Without
question, it is the force of worldwide communism, which teaches that
matter is the essence of the universe. The next problem is the decline
of religion. If God's forces are being corrupted, I want the burden of
restoring them. The entire world is becoming morally degraded, so I
want to solve that problem for God. I want to take up the
responsibility for all those things.
Recently in Germany 280,000 people gathered in the capitol. I told
our several hundred members to march against that rally, and that
disrupted the entire demonstration. Our CARP members are marching
against the communist demonstrations for the sake of God and humanity.
Communists might think they are demonstrating for the sake of Europe,
but we are demonstrating for the sake of the entire world. Some people
say they are great American patriots, but I tell them that I am doing
things for the sake of the entire past, present and future.
I am struggling to protect the love of God so that it can be given
to the entire world. In God's sight that makes me the number one
champion. No determination can be stronger than this one, so the others
will be pushed out eventually because God is with me. No power under
the sun can defeat me. I know that even though God is almighty, by
Himself he cannot restore the world. God needs a champion on earth to
fulfill His will.
I would be happy to see deprogrammers come and test all of you.
Your parents think they are saving their children when they kidnap you
for themselves, but if you are here to restore the world, which cause
is greater? If you are thinking in that way, could you be
deprogrammed? I have been in prison several times, and each time I
walked in with dignity, feeling it was the roadway to the Kingdom of
Now you know how to defeat Satan. The greater cause always wins out
over the trivial cause. Restoration will not come without indemnity. We
must clearly learn the tradition of God. Satan is not qualified to be
master, even of the fallen world. Even in this world a master must be
fair with the servants, but Satan is the enemy of mankind because he is
using this world as his slave.
What is the secret to make this enemy surrender? First, love God.
It is impossible for Satan to do that. In Satan's world the pattern is
for love to flow down from the top. In following the road of
restoration, you have to go opposite the way of the satanic world.
Knowing this principle, God goes down low underneath the worst misery
of men. Even Satan cannot go that low because he is always
self-centered, and such a person can go only so far. But God is
If you go lower down than Satan, that extra distance becomes the
amount by which you can push yourself up higher. When you pay more
indemnity by going deeper, you can go up higher. God is using
Unification Church as a tool to give you a tougher indemnity course so
you can go up higher. We do that because of Satan, who is so arrogant
that he can't learn the virtue of meekness. When you go down low then
Satan cannot follow.
The pattern of my whole life is one of suffering and persecution.
The American media felt I wouldn't last six months, and they tried
everything to hinder me, but instead I am soaring up. I could do that
because I know how to conquer Satan. Everyone has tried to hit me, but
it was my antagonists who were shattered instead.
With this understanding do you want me to compliment you and give
you an easy life? Now do you mind being pushed hard? Whenever the
Dursts came to Germany to report to me, I gave them only harsh words
and maybe they were apprehensive about coming again. But they knew the
secret: even though I scolded them, it was their asset and they didn't
mind my harsh words. If you can tell God He can do anything with you,
then you are really advancing.
Another couple I have tested is the Ormes. I have purposely treated
them harshly. I didn't want them to feel they were no good any more,
but to feel grateful instead. Then they could reach a new level. In
Germany I did things the members there didn't expect. I have such a
clear vision for them, and even though they have a different vision, I
just go the other way and wait for them. Then when they arrive at that
point, they always feel I am ahead of them.
When you live life like that, you truly experience the living God,
the powerful, loving God. This indictment is a good example. You know
I have done nothing wrong, but I was accused anyway. I was in Korea
preparing for the Science Conference when I heard the news. I could
have ignored the American court and just focused on the job at hand,
but that was not my thinking. Even if I am convicted and sentenced to
jail, what matters is the life and death of America- that's why I
returned. I know clearly that what I am doing here is selfless. I am
here for God and His providence, and I know the time will come when
this nation and government will bow in respect and admiration. That is
how Principle works.
Do you want me to push you to work hard, or do you want an easy
way? If you really want to go the hard way, do you think this country
will prosper or fail? If you really want to take God's heaviest burden,
no principality on earth can stop you. God is the king of kings in the
practice of indemnity, which means that God has suffered most. A son of
filial piety thinks the way his parents think, and wants to take their
burden, not just their joy. An untrustworthy son doesn't care about his
parents' concerns, but only wants to take advantage of them. In this
congregation there are two types of people-loyal and disloyal
children. It is easy to say you are loyal, but doing it is not easy.
Disloyalty is the easy way out. Patriotism is a hard way of life.
Loyalty to God can be categorized in the same way.
Which road did I have to choose? From beginning to end, I wanted
only to be a loyal son, no matter how hard the road might be. I never
thought it was difficult to do, or even for one moment complained to
God. Once a tough problem was overcome, I looked for a bigger problem.
When it was finished, I looked for a tougher problem. I never had a
daily schedule, but just continued 24 hours a day. It is unmistakably
clear that this is the only way to be a son or daughter of God.
The number one person is the universe is God, so for His sake I
want to bear His burdens. If this is your attitude, then you have to be
considered His number one son or daughter. Make a list of the
difficulties God has, and number them in priority, and then pick the
toughest one. This is how you become a loyal son. I never asked for
God's recognition or praise because I am very busy in this chaotic
world where there is much more restoration to do. There is no time to
think about getting credit for myself.
If God is the king of kings of indemnity, then at least I want to
be the king of indemnity on earth. A long time ago I made up my mind
that I would suffer more than anyone else on earth, in either the past,
present or future. In comparison, death is a rather simple way to
fulfill. The pioneer climbs up first, setting the rope behind him so
that everyone else can climb. It would be much easier if I were the
only one climbing to the top of the mountain, but I want to leave the
path behind so everyone else can come. In order to do that I had to
leave a foundation at every stage, and at every stage more indemnity
was required of me. To make the foundation in this secular world God
had to come down to suffer in the worst part. That is the simple
principle I have been living.
These steps should have been trod by the elder son-by Adam if there
had been no fall-in the indirect dominion. But after the fall there was
no elder son for heaven, since Cain became the elder son on the side of
Satan. As the second son, Abel has no right to pioneer the road to
perfection, so in order to go that road he has to go first to the
satanic world and work hard to receive the birthright of elder son.
Satan holds the birthright, and Cain is the elder brother, so it
won't be easy to claim the birthright. God's way of winning the
birthright is to get Satan to surrender it willingly-that is the only
strategy acceptable to God. You can imagine the degree of suffering
involved: Satan's hardened heart and mind must be melted so that he
admits that you deserve the birthright instead of him.
In the satanic world you struggle with Cain, the elder brother. On
the way in, Cain goes first as the eldest. Next, Satan must willingly
surrender to Abel, and then on the way back Abel is in front and Cain
behind as younger brother. This sequence must be repeated at each
stage, going out to the satanic world and then back again each time.
You start out as servant of servant, then servant, then adopted son,
stepson, then true son; next you restore Eve, then Adam, and finally
you become united with God in the eighth stage. Number eight represents
a new beginning.
No religion has known this secret. Most religious people have tried
to go directly to the top, for they didn't know they had to encircle
the satanic world, pay indemnity, and win the heart of Cain. You have
to tread the way of God's tradition, which means going to the satanic
battlefield, starting at the bottom as servant of servants. How many
stages have you covered? How much have you been following the law of
indemnity, and how much do you have left to pay?
It took God thousands of years to cover each step. Where would you
go to restore the birthright? To the satanic world. I came to America
to win the birthright. Only after restoring it can I move forward
another step. I am elder brother to you, right? According to
Unification Church tradition, then, when I assign someone to be a
leader I am not giving him authority to command, but a commission to go
down to the world to show an example of hard work.
Would you rather side with Satan, who accuses you, or with those
who support you? If someone is really Abel to you, uniting with him is
the key to get the blessing; it is not good if you against him. Among
Dr. Durst, Mr. Kamiyama, and Reverend Kim, Rev. Kim is the eldest. If
Dr. Durst is getting a hard time from the other two, then still he
should not be in a position to complain. Actually they are all in the
same Abel group, but Dr. Durst is in the position of youngest. For him
the wisest way is to follow the elder brothers' tradition.
If ever Dr. Durst feels that America is primarily his
responsibility and territory, and that he has a better way with
Americans, it will only bring him more suffering. Before I assigned him
to president here, his two elder brothers were already fulfilling key
positions for many years. When Dr. Durst is following the tradition of
Mr. Kamiyama and Reverend Kim, he will receive blessing when they do,
so that is a wise strategy. Otherwise, he has to start from scratch.
But in my way he can cover quickly the territory they have already
opened. It comes to him freely.
This is very important in setting the Unification Church
tradition. America is not a separate territory, but one portion of
God's world. God sees one world and one people, not many nations. There
is no other formula for the road of indemnity. You have no idea how
many millions of people paid the price for the dispensation to take one
If your scalp is split open in a fight, you have no place to appeal
when you are servant of servant, for you have no right to see the
master. In communist countries there is no place to appeal when
inhumane things are done; that is just like the servant of servant's
position. God first put Himself in that position and did not complain.
Maybe some American leaders think they have acquired great authority in
Church, but in God's sight they are still bound by this law of
indemnity by heart. On my recent brief visit to Korea I brought a
greater whirlwind than any other time. I pushed out all the elder
couples, from 36 through 430 couples, who all thought they were
established and settled, and sent them to front-line missions. Could
they complain? They are very honored to be pushed out by me. Are you
just walking back and forth, or are you ready for the opportune time to
jump over? That's how history is moving forward.
Eve gave life to two brothers, Cain and Abel. They each breast fed
from her, so they should have unity and harmonious give and take at her
bosom. The elder should tell the youngest to nurse first, and the
younger insist that the elder go first. The only way you can win the
birthright is if you are better than your brother.
Among two twins, how can we distinguish which is Cain and Abel?
The one who becomes the elder brother must be doing something unique.
This applies to the members also; it is the person who serves more and
is more dedicated whom we regard as the elder brother. Through that
sacrificial son the dispensation of God will progress. That is the
deepest part of the valley, through which the river of dispensation
Dr. Durst is officially the president of the American Unification
Church, but if one of you has a more serving and sacrificial attitude,
then his blessing will flow through you. It is not title but state of
heart that matters. If Dr. Durst cannot fulfill his responsibility,
someone who is rich in heart will become leader of America instead.
Even in the future there will be no denominations in Unification
Church because we know about Cain and Abel. If two brothers are
struggling for power, the one who sacrifices more will win; that shall
be the mainstream. Parents always want to see their children love each
other. They would rejoice to see their younger son loving his elder
brother more than he loves them. You don't have to worry about getting
recognition. If you make yourself a deeper valley then the water will
automatically flow toward you. God wants to dwell in the deepest
valley, where the water makes a lake. Your wealth will consist of
tribulation and suffering, not of an easy and clever way of living. Now
you know clearly all my secrets for getting to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Eve will hold her two sons, moving toward Adam; that is her road.
Will the children protest that he is not their father? If so then their
family will be shattered and Eve's mission is a failure. Her mission
is education of the children in the father's tradition of following
God, explaining why their father is living in a certain way. She will
teach them every point of what their father looks like, and how he
acts. When the children see other people, they will recognize and apply
some of the points taught them by their mother and understand more
about their father.
In the Western world today the Cain and Abel nations are America
and West Germany. Which is the Eve country? Japan. Japanese members
came to America and Germany to feed members here by educating them. Any
good mother makes sacrifices for her children, and our Japanese members
have given much to nurture both America and Germany. Even if Japanese
members become thin and pale from overwork, they have no way to
complain because theirs is the mother's role. You have wondered why
Japanese members are so short. Now you know. It is because they have
given mother's milk to all the big American and German members, and
they have no strength to grow bigger themselves.
The Japanese members are not allowed to complain even once about
the role they are playing. Japan has one more important role. It must
look for Adam and teach the children what kind of father they will
have. The two babies happen to be tall Westerners, and they look alike,
with blue eyes and a big nose, but the face of their mommy is very
different! The children are accustomed to certain kinds of food like
bread and cheese, but the mother eats rice and miso soup. They wonder,
"How can she be my mother?" And then when the children meet
their father, they see he is a Korean, and he eats hot ko-chi-chong and
When the children look at their history, they see that at one time
America and Germany were enemies. Here we have four impossible
elements, Korean, Japanese, American, and German, but we have to make
them one, uniting them into one culture. Once they are united, they
must move up one more step to unite with God, but that final step will
be the easiest. Do you think I made this up just in order to push you I
more? No, this is the principle of restoration and I cannot deviate
from it at all.
What kind of program do I need to unite these nations? One cardinal
rule for the training program I have devised is that there is no room
for complaint. Even with great perseverance, however, it is still
difficult to become one. But without such unity, there is no hope for
the Kingdom of Heaven. Do you think I had an easy time bringing you
You are clever people and no one can deceive you. Only the most
heartistic truth can convince you. Furthermore, I went the path ahead
of you. You know my experience and accomplishment, so you trust me.
Great blunders were made over and over in history because no one knew
the secret of indemnity.
Religion should be persecuted; if any religion is welcome from its
beginning, stay away from it. Look instead for the religion which
receives the worst persecution. The Unification Church has grown to the
worldwide level under persecution. I could have spoken only nice words
about America, but I spoke the truth, and sometimes the truth is
painful. In this nation all the Cain groups have been against me, and
they hit me very hard, but still I am winning. You follow because you
find more righteousness here. You have hope to gain more here.
I know the psychology of parents. Your parents gave you love and
food and education so that you could become great in society and take
care of them later. Then I showed up, and they think I took you away.
But in reality you came to me. I never forced you anywhere; you simply
followed. The Washington Monument rally was a controversial event. I
could have said nice things about President Carter, but I came to
America as a judge and prophet to tell the truth to the nation and
I proclaimed that our next rally would be in Moscow. At first many
communists thought it was a joke, but I meant it, and in many ways I am
preparing for it. Many American young people today live the lazy
grasshopper way of life, but in the Unification Church we are like the
ant that works diligently all day. The ant has a very thin waist
because it works hard all the time.
The territory of America's mission is worldwide. This nation has
had the role of leader and elder brother, but in many cases it took
advantage of other nations. Now it must go out to give to others. The
younger brother nations have been economically and spiritually poor, so
America must give everything to them and lift them up. You have a
lifestyle of plenty, so this nation can build wonderful homes for
Africans, Asians, and South Americans. Americans think this nation's
wealth belongs to them, but if they don't use it for God's mission then
it will all slip away, no matter what they do. No white man or black
man can say this; only a yellow man can say this.
Without the unity of four cultures, there is no way you can attain
true love. We simply have to do it. Those who were in the garden of
Eden all turned against each other, and you can know that the last days
are at hand when the prophecy is fulfilled that the members of your own
family are your enemy. America is fulfilling that prophecy now. Parents
have become enemies to themselves and their children, and brothers and
sisters have become enemies. If America cannot come out of that
situation, it shall be destroyed.
I came to America with the solution which enables families to make
loving relationships. Divine Principle is the unifying principle,
especially for the family. Even divorced parents can be restored back
to each other. If America will receive this word from me, this nation
will be blessed. But restoring family unity is nowhere as difficult as
restoration of unity among four nations. In our movement we are in a
position to unite four cultures, so uniting your own family is an
easier task in comparison.
No matter how much difficulty you may encounter, you must restore.
the four position foundation in your family. I want you to have
confidence; once you truly know Divine Principle in your heart,
restoring your family is an easy goal compared to what we must fulfill
in the Church.
Unity of the four nations is our next challenge. The easiest way
would be to bring people of all four nations within your bosom to
receive your milk, uniting them in one family. If your brother-in-law
is German, your uncle Japanese, your sister-in-law Korean, and you are
American, then you have four nations in one family.
Whether you like it or not, you cannot decline, and you must accept
the challenge. Since I am already thinking this way, many of you ask
for international marriage. God knows this is the best way to unite the
four nations. You know this, even if you can't explain it too well. If
you can't do this then you can't say you have fulfilled the goal of
heartistic restoration, and you can't dream of entering God's direct
Now the second three seven-year courses are beginning, and I must
give you clear direction. God has been following this tradition and
principle, so I am no exception. For the last 21 years I have done
exactly what I am explaining to you today, indemnifying 2,000 years of
Christian history. Even though I faced persecution the whole time, I
created a ladder through the eight stages to the direct dominion of
It took me sixty years to create this ladder, covering 6,000 years
of history. How long will you take? Your job is easier because the
pioneering work has already been done. God wants your share to be done
quickly because He is anxious to restore the Kingdom of Heaven, so He
wants you to get your job done in six years and six months. I am
teaching you exactly how to do that. This mission still has eight
distinct stages, so I want to give you the condition of doing the whole
course in microcosm. If you really accept and welcome this course, it
doesn't have to take even six years, but only six months, because the
foundation I have laid is so powerful. In time the whole world will
accept me, and then that job won't even take six months.
Today we had a big rally, and the press was there as early as eight
o'clock because they wanted to see me. I didn't speak until noon, so
that meant they waited for four hours. Their attention is different
now, for they want to know about me. If they stand for three hours
among you, they have to be affected by your sincerity because they have
heard so many evil things about our Church.
If the two major papers, the New York Times and
Washington Post, realize the harm they have done and declare it
to the world, then the world can turn around overnight. The heavenly
force is pushing them, so they have to repent at one time or another.
You worry that I have been indicted, but I never thought about it; I
only thought about the universal dispensation, and God has given this
opportunity to seize the world's attention.
The microcosm of restoration can be fulfilled in home church. Home
church is your universe, and without fulfilling there you cannot enter
the Kingdom of Heaven. The job is easy from now on because we don't
recognize national boundaries, and wherever we go we do home church.
Among home church people there shall be one family, even among people
of enemy nations. Later home church champions will be wanted
everywhere, and people will even smuggle them into hostile nations, for
that is the only way the nations can be saved. That time will come.
Your 360 homes represent 360 degrees, meaning all four
directions, north, east, south and west; a year also has about 360
days. True Parents have accomplished their victory, and by setting
this small condition of home church you are entitled to inherit what
they have won. Restore three generations: restore Adam's failure plus
Jesus' unfulfilled mission, and inherit True Parents' era, paying
indemnity for Christian opposition by doing home church. You have that
responsibility. My victory was not won for my sake, but for you. Now I
am waiting for each of you to fulfill this miniature condition. Then I
can gladly give the entire victory to you as your inheritance.
Jesus Christ bore the cross because a certain number was not
fulfilled. He needed twelve disciples, then 72 disciples. There were
ten generations between Adam and Noah, and in addition Cain and Abel
made twelve generations. The ten generations after Noah until Abraham,
plus Shem and Ham make twelve generations. At the time of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob were two vertical generations. In Jacob's time the
number twelve was extended horizontally.
In Unification Church the indemnification of all these generations
is done through the 36 couples. Consummating the vertical history on
earth, Jacob defeated the angel, won the heart of his elder brother,
and had twelve children. Twelve is a central number because it is a
vertical number. In each tribe there are six members, and twelve times
six makes 72. The Bible says Jesus had 70 disciples, but to be exact it
was 72. Twelve would become the forefather's position, and 72 would
become the children's position. Jesus was crucified because he did not
have 72 or 84. If three generations has been set up in Jesus' time,
Jesus, children, and grandchildren, then Jesus would not have been
crucified. Certainly if Judaism had accepted him, Jesus could have had
The two major families at Jesus' time were Joseph's family and
Zechariah's family, which was the Cain family from which John the
Baptist came. These two families were meant to work together, but when
they failed to unite, they were shattered. Within your home church
Joseph and Zechariah's families are expressed as Cain and Abel.
You have two types of home church, the Cain type is in your 360
homes, and after that is restored, you will do Abel-type home church in
your own family. When both are completed, you are elevated to the
parent's position, the Messiah's position, and then you are in heaven.
In this miniature dispensation I have made your job practical and
People in this world can be classified into three categories:
first are married couples, representing Adam's family; second are
couples who live together without marriage, plus the realm of
engagement, representing Jesus' position; the third realm is men and
women who are still looking forward to engagement and marriage; this
represents the Second Advent. You will find all of these types opposing
you in home church. Your job is to make them willing to capitulate;
this is not a militant goal, but a heartistic, loving goal. Would you
welcome me to your home, to every room in the house? Your goal is to be
welcomed as openly as that in your home church area. If you really know
the formula, you can bring your people to understand the importance of
home church in one week and they will join with you.
Dr. Durst, do you understand the importance of home church? You are
trying to work out some pragmatic way to get quick results, but since
home church comes out of Principle, each person has to walk the
Principle way. Without this road can you enter heaven?
Home church is like a launching pad. The fuel of your rocket is
true love, and then your rocket can fly. When you reach the moon, God
will come down and recharge you with His love. Next you will land at
the sun. God knew my mission, and He had a reason to give me my name.
Going up is moon-sun, and going down is sun-moon.
You don't like indemnity; I don't like indemnity either, but we
cannot bypass indemnity. No matter what leadership position you have in
our Church, without going through home church you cannot reach that
moon. In Korea I pushed out all the older couples to do home church.
Even if they were leaders of businesses, they still had to do home
church. Not a single one of them opposed my plan.
As soon as I got to Korea I called all of them together and told
them to write their resignations as company presidents, and in one hour
I had them all. Then I gave them the home church mission. Does only a
backward country like Korea need home church, and not a civilized
country like America? If I did that in Korea, do you think I could do
it here? If I pushed you like I have the elder members in Korea, it
would be a social scandal, wouldn't it? All the newspapers would call
me a racist.
I have many continents to visit and I may not be here in America in
three years. Who can say I should stay here? America is only one
nation. Have you experienced forty days of pioneering in the summer? We
have only been doing that here for two years. In Korea it was started
in 1957. If your attitude is that you are obliged to do it as a
condition, and you just look over your area as though it were a summer
vacation, is that evangelism? I have taught you everything you need to
know, so just go ahead and see what you can do.
Actually, home church was initiated here in America, in the last
part of 1977. The home church dispensation has existed for less than
five years. Since I have given this formula for home church for the
restoration of all people around the world, my mission is all done;
that is what God has been wishing for 6,000 years, what I have wished
for sixty years, and is what you can do in six months or six years.
In 21 years I have completed all the spiritual foundation for
restoration. Now it is your time, your children's course. I have made a
spiritual foundation, and now I want to create a worldwide economic
foundation in the next seven years. That is why I went to Germany. I
have been a controversial figure in the religious field, and now maybe
I will be controversial in the economic and business fields. When that
foundation is completed in seven years, the foundation for the Moscow
rally will be done.
Now it is your turn. Do not lose this golden opportunity I have
given you to meet the condition in seven years. Attack it and fulfill
in seven years. This is a new era and now you are in my role. If you
don't do well in seven years, your course will be expanded to 21 years,
and I know you don't want that. We are marching toward the final goal.
Make a determination to take off as servant of servant. In order to
fulfill that role a person must be willing to give his life at least
three times, but people in the free world are not quite ready to do the
things that God wants them to do. You will be going to the satanic
world seven times at the risk of your life, then moving to another
stage. That's why Jesus said that the person who was ready to lose his
life for Jesus' sake would find it. Jesus also taught that the members
of your own family are your enemy if they block the way.
Have you ever heard in all history of parents kidnapping their own
children? That has happened to the Unification Church, however. Jesus'
supreme teaching was to love your enemy, meaning not just someone in
your family who doesn't like you, but any person trying to attack and
kill you. You are working to pass the examination on the family and
national levels, and then you should move on to the worldwide level.
To go through all the stages, you must be prepared to risk your
life 21 times. This is a serious business, but unless you go through it
you are not entitled to receive heavenly blessing. What is the price
tag of all this? Actually human history has lasted 800,000 years, not
6,000. For 80,000,000 years the world evolved and the population of the
earth has been in the billions. During this time God and mankind
together could not raise up even one perfected Adam. How much sacrifice
was paid during that time? You have no idea.
God had to restore one Adam; Adam had to restore one Eve, and Eve
had to restore Cain and Abel, who then must restore all the tribes of
the world. Could they ever figure out how to do it without knowing the
Divine Principle? Finally in the 20th century one man was born through
whom God has accomplished restoration of all history, and also given
the course of home church so that everyone has a way to get to heaven.
All this was done in one short lifetime. This is an incredible
victory! This is so valuable that you couldn't exchange it for the
What price tag can you put on that victory? If one person dissents
and says he doesn't want to go that route, would the foundation of the
Kingdom of Heaven be shaken? Never. If each member has 360 homes, less
than two million members could reach all mankind. Later on when people
can't find 360 homes nearby, there will be a great movement as they
look for an area for themselves. It is such an incredible story that
it is hard to believe; you can believe it if you want to, but whether
you say yes or no, or good or bad, it doesn't count any more.
Shall we do home church? I have given you everything you need to
know, so actually I don't need to meet you frequently. You know how you
can defeat Satan, how to pay indemnity. In your heart you know what my
position is. Do you want the easy way out or the hard way? The
luxurious way, or the sacrificial way? Do you want to go to a friend's
home, or an enemy's home?
I have given sixty years of my life in obtaining this victorious
foundation, and now you can inherit the entire thing in six years.
What a bargain! Do you think you can do it? After you know this truth,
all you have to do is pack your bag with Divine Principle and a
videocassette and go to your home church. You don't need Dr. Durst, or
Rev. Moon. Just dig down in your home church.
I want to chase you out now! That is my concept. Amen means
number, one man. Now you know the tradition: restoration by indemnity
for the sake of restoration of heart. Heartlistic restoration by
indemnity is the tradition. The starting point is the servant of
servant's position, then the position of servant. A servant has a
master, and I know you expect the worst master. When you become an
adopted son, your adopted parents will be the worst animals to you.
Your stepparents will be the worst in the world. When you become a son,
your loving parent will train you to be a great man of God by giving
you harsh tasks. If you think about yourself and complain all the time,
do you think you can win?
When you visit 360 homes, you will be kicked 360 times, but still
you must go. You have to shed blood, but even if you die at home church
you will still be better off. We can thank God by telling Him that by
being a servant of servants we know His heart and the ordeal He has
been through. No matter how difficult your life is, don't ask God to
comfort you. To be a son of filial piety means to comfort God when you
are in the worst position. When you are suffering, God already knows
it. You should rather plunge yourself to the place of death before
praying to God to take away your suffering. Even if you die in
fulfilling your mission, God will resurrect you.
Without that kind of foundation you cannot expand, or grow new
branches and leaves. The root is God and the True Parents are the
trunk, and their essence is coming through you as the branches. The
leaves are consuming energy, so you have to pull energy from God. If
you say you don't want to do your responsibility, you cannot pull
energy from the root. You are persecuted and treated badly, but still
you must be ready to comfort God and go on.
Many people thought that when I came I would set the date of their
blessing, but instead you have been given a bigger blessing today!
There is a much hotter issue at hand. Today in the name God and True
Parents I am giving you this mission. Truly the Kingdom of Heaven is
yours, and God and True Parents are becoming one with you. Amen!