REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
November 21, 1982
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Two Chinese characters represent the word “pledge” and they are
pronounced “Mengseh” in Korean. The meaning in Chinese is symbolic and
The Korean race originated in the Manchurian area of mainland
China, but recent archeological studies show evidence of ancient Korean
civilizations scattered much further west. Confucius himself is
believed to be of that early Korean origin. The great Chinese king Chin
She Wang, comparable to Alexander the Great, has also been linked with
Korean origins by archeologists. All these things from the past are
being revealed by scientific excavations of tombs and relics.
I would like to start a project combining three great scholars, one
each from China, Japan, and Korea, to uncover the roots of the Korean
The literal meaning of “Mengseh” in Korean is to make a
promise before the altar of God. It can also mean simply a promise for the
future. We recite our Pledge every Sunday morning at 5:00. The first part
of the Pledge deals with the original creation and the loss of that ideal
through the fall of man.
The second paragraph deals with restoration of the children that
were lost. The third paragraph refers to the way in which God has
fearlessly striven for the restoration of mankind and the world. Number
four outlines the scheme through which the ideal will be restored step
by step, beginning with the individual, family, society, nation, world
and cosmos. The goal and hope for the future are projected in part
four. Part five of the Pledge is the conclusion. It projects what we
are going to create-one sovereignty, one nation, one people. etc.
Let us look at ourselves and ask where we are situated now. Mankind
is located between good and evil. between God and Satan, between Heaven
and earth, as a result of the fall of man. Goodness and Heaven are the
realm of God, while evil and the earth itself are the under the domain
of Satan. Without question. God is the central figure of Heaven and He
created the goodness of this world and the goodness of Heaven. Satan
created the evil world and earthly hell.
Heaven is organized with God at the center and the very best,
highest spirits immediately around Him; close to them are the next
highest spirits. and so on. Satan organized his realm in a similar
way. He occupies the center of hell and surrounding him are the most
evil spirits; close to them are the next worst spirits, with the layers
filled with spirits of lesser and lesser evil as they go out. Between
these two worlds there is a distinct boundary which keeps them
This is reality. and as human beings we are situated in either of
these two areas. In spirit world there is a specific location
designated geographically as hell. What is the division between Heaven
and hell; where is Heaven? If men and women had not been present to
respond to evil, hell would not have been created. Both Heaven and hell
were created because of human beings.
Mankind is composed of both men and women, with man being created
first. Who initiated the fall of man? We always blame the archangel,
but without men and women he would not have had anybody to work with.
In the long historical process of striving for a world of goodness,
women have been victimized and used more often as obstacles to that
goal. During the past 70 years, the movement for women's rights has
become widespread and prosperous; prior to this, women's rights never
became a strong issue in the world.
America is a country in which women have great controlling power
over the men, who often behave like servants. This is actually a
providential occurrence. Since God knew that the messiah was coming in
the position of bridegroom, the bride's position had to be elevated.
Women must not be trampled into the ground, so God inspired the effort
to give rights to women. Since the USA is a central country in the
providence, American women had to play a central role.
The providence of God could be looked at as a hill. During the
arduous climb up to the top of the hill, men took the initiative and
pulled the women. However once we near the top and start to go over,
women have to take the initiative and lead the men. As the central
representative of all men. the messiah comes to restore his bride. He
has to find that bride and carry her over the hill. Before the bride
is restored the women must play the leading role, but afterwards the
men must regain their subjective position. Instead of going down the
hill together, they will go upward toward Heaven. At the very top of
that providential hill are American women, who are very important and
Homosexuality is rampant here in America today. One reason for this
social phenomenon can be said to be the growth of women's power. When
men become afraid of women, they separate themselves into homosexual
behavior. Likewise, women freely engage in lesbian behavior.
When men think of their ideal wives, they don't generally think of
stubborn, aggressive women. If Adam had been in firm control of Eve in
the Garden of Eden, there would not have been any fall; she would not
have been vulnerable to the enticement of the archangel. Therefore in
the restoration process at the culmination of the providence, man must
have a firm, guiding hand over woman. That is the way indemnity must be
In the secular world, women follow men but often with the intention
of, controlling them or preventing them from doing something wrong When
the ideal world is established, women will follow men but not with such
a hostile purpose. They will follow out of a desire to help or serve
the man. out of a spirit of total trust.
This morning's message doesn't make you women feel too good, it
appears! The truth is that many men have been victimized throughout
history because of women. In Western culture, men used to duel with
each other for the right to a woman. If two men wanted the same woman,
one or the other would have to die. Oriental culture has never seen
such a phenomenon. The woman had to wait helplessly for the outcome of
the duel; she had to accept the man who won the duel, even if she
didn't like him. Women never normally duel with each other. however.
over the love of a man. A duel is almost like Eve pushing God and Satan
into the position of dueling for her.
Women were often regarded as a commodity throughout history, like
personal property or jewelry. Conquering soldiers would take women as
the spoils of war and those women would be forced to live with whatever
man claimed them. The queen of a defeated nation could become a
servant. The only alternative to living that subjugated way of life was
to kill themselves. but women generally didn't do that. They normally
submitted to their slave situation in order to survive.
Historically, the side of evil has been more efficient and
aggressive in the struggle against goodness. Between a good man and an
evil one, the evil man is more vicious in a conflict. Evil has no
discretion, conscience or moral limitations. An evil man can do
anything. killing and hurting without compunction.
Between evil men and evil women, who are the most vicious
fighters? It is the evil men. Genuine. good. lovely women have been
the victims of evil men throughout history. What kind of women have
normally been drawn into prostitution: the ugly. unappealing women or
those who are good-looking? It was usually the attractive women. We can
draw the conclusion that those women who pride themselves on their
beauty are more likely to be victims of satanic attack. In wartime
invasions. evil men go after beautiful women as their first targets.
Dictators with absolute power always pick beautiful women as their
slaves or concubines. This is illustrated in movies, novels. and
Evil men have robbed good men of their wives and daughters
throughout history. Good men are supposed to have good women, but
because of evil men. the good ones have suffered more. Thus women have
been the source of great suffering to good men.
In their greed and out of desire to make their women happy, evil
men will do anything: organize gangs, rob banks, plunder diamonds and
jewels. etc. Thus evil men have the capacity to satisfy women
materially. However good men are usually poor because they will not
resort to evil methods of gaining money to entice women.
Men who are famous and very masculine-looking are often sought after by
women. For example, Elvis Presley used to be chased around by women wherever
he went. Women tried to kiss him and cried and screamed over him. If he had
made an announcement to the world, “Any woman who likes me can come to
see me tonight,” I'm sure millions of American women would have lined
up, even leaving their husbands behind. Elvis Presley was like the king of
rock music, but in the sight of God. did he fulfill a satanic or Heavenly
role? Certainly the superstars of the secular world generally influence the
world in a satanic way. Men and women who always worry about their appearance,
watching their weight, putting on more makeup, and trying to be alluring to
others, are making a basically satanic effort in the world.
What is the standard of the Heavenly side? The Heavenly way is what Satan
always rejects. For example people frequently say, “We don't like Moonies
or the Unification Church.” What kind of people are saying this: good,
conscientious people or those who are more on the evil side?
Many American parents today are pushing their children to go out
and have lots of dates, worrying about them if they don't. They are
actually almost pushing their children toward a promiscuous life. On
the other hand, here in the Unification Church I always direct people
not to date. not to touch. not to have premarital sex. This teaching is
completely opposite from the secular standard. Which do you think is
the more Heavenly and which the more satanic?
Do people raise commotion and criticize our church because we are
so satanic or so Heavenly? What about you Unification Church members,
do you like me? What about you women? Even though you like me, I don't
treat you in a warm. intimate manner; I normally don't even shake your
hand. However when a woman in the secular world gives the signal that
she likes a certain man. he will immediately try to move in and claim
her for himself.
Sometimes beautiful, talented and intelligent women have heard that I am
such a straight upright man and have joined the Unification Church in order
to entice me. Of course, none have succeeded yet! If I paid attention to
such women, do you think this religious crusade could have continued? God is
always pushing me towards a certain goal. So I have no time to get involved
with such temptations.
When I came to the United States. I met many capable and charming women. If
they tried to wink at me, do you think I winked back? On the contrary, I was
likely to make a funny face. Women have the special gift of being able to
attract others. The negative way of doing it is for the purpose of enticing
someone; more positively, a woman can charm and delight someone. Whenever I see
a woman trying to entice me, I become more stern and more severe towards them.
Out of the approximately four billion people on the earth at this
time, what percentage of them do you think could be classified as
genuinely good? Perhaps you might estimate one percent; that would mean
40 million people. Are there that many genuinely good people in the
world? In the time of Abraham, God announced His judgment on the cities
of Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham pleaded with God not to destroy those
cities, so God promised to relent if Abraham could find ten righteous
people in them. Abraham could not come up with even ten righteous
people, so the cities were destroyed.
Do you think New York City today is better or worse than Sodom and
Gomorrah? It is worse. This means that New York, and actually every
city on the earth. deserves fire and brimstone today. The angels told
Lot to leave Sodom because God was going to destroy it. Such an order
is about to be given to people in the world today, “Leave that place
behind; don't try to save anything, just come out of there.” What would
you do in such a situation?
Most of you Moonies are in a honeymoon mood now, after the July I blessing
and the Korean blessing. Many of you are thinking of setting up your own
sweet homes, but suppose God ordered you all of a sudden to leave everything
behind, including your spouse? Suppose God said. “Husbands go north
and wives go south,” what would you do? Would you protest and try to
accompany your wives or husbands?
In the perspective of history, this is not a normal time; it is a
time of emergency. In an emergency such as a fire, you would leave a
building through any possible exit, even if it were only a small hole.
You wouldn't wait to find the normal door. You might lose an arm, a
leg, even break your neck trying, but you would still do anything to
get out. If a hotel is on fire, the fireman would go in and even throw
someone out the window if there was no other possible way of getting
him out. That is an act of goodness in a time of emergency.
I am like a fireman coming into a burning hotel. I am very busy
gathering people and throwing them out of the burning building. In
this emergency, do you think my actions are justified?
Why am I speaking to you of such things this morning? Look at the evils
of the world. God is a sad and suffering God who must look at this world
and see the condition of His children. It is apparent when we look at this
world that God must be experiencing terrible suffering. This is a vicious,
dangerous world. Therefore. when you go out to do your work in the morning,
you must be well prepared. Pray to God for help in meeting the difficulties
of this world so you can return safely at night. When you return at
night, look at yourself in the mirror your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hands.
Those are your most susceptible parts, most ready to commit sin. Ask each
of your features, “Were you righteous today? What did you do?”
You must control your circumstances, rather than being distracted and drawn
away by your environment. You must be able to guide your circumstances from
the central righteous position.
You are being trained as leaders in the Unification Church so that
you can control your circumstances, not become victims of
circumstances. We must change the world, not become changed by it.
You did not come to Belvedere for a picnic or as a joke. We came
here to do battle, to gain the power to go out for the confrontation
with Satan. You will either survive or die.
When you go out, people point their fingers and call you, “Moonie,
Moonie!” but that is actually a blessing because they are constantly
reminding you of your mission. You can't forget what you are doing.
However, if people were totally embracing you as a Moonie and inviting
you into their homes, that would be bad news for you!
Throughout history, the good and righteous religions prospered
during times of persecution. Why is that? Persecution actually protects
people by spurring them on to greater discipline and devotion to their
mission. As much as you are persecuted for your religion, God's support
intensifies. At the point where their persecution becomes so strong
that it threatens their lives, God can distinguish the true believers,
those who are truly faithful.
Shall we avoid persecution in every possible way, or shall we
confront it? Should we look for the easiest possible route, or go the
toughest way? The most timeless teaching of Jesus in the Bible has been
that of sacrifice and service, willingness even to die for the sake of
others. That means we do not kill those who oppose us; we forgive
them. We must embrace our enemies.
God and Satan are engaged in battle. Satan abhors one thing above
all: people who love their enemy. He has no way to deal with such
people and is helpless before them. When people have that attitude,
there can be no war, bloodshed, or confrontations. Satan always wants
to create and wage war while God is always trying to stop war.
When you are working on the front line, Satan will try to trip you
up. using the people and things closest to you. This is why the Bible
clearly states that one's worst enemies in the pursuit of God's way are
often the members of one's own family. In the same sense. the closest
thing to your mind is your body; so Satan will always try to work
through your body. In that way, your body is actually your enemy.
God is telling you, “Don't doze during the sermon,” but Satan
is whispering to you, “Don't listen to him; go ahead and sleep. You have
every reason to be sleepy here because Reverend Moon constantly pushes you:
he doesn't understand you. Go ahead and sleep.” Satan can always give
you some justification. “You worked at the News World all night last
night. Naturally you have the right to sleep,” he might say. Satan
likes to use the word “naturally.”
We could draw a line representing the division between God's realm
and Satan's. That which is above the line is Heavenly and that below is
satanic. How does your own life measure up? Would more of your life
exist below or above the line? When you live more time below the line.
do you think you deserve Heaven or hell? You don't like hell, so why
do you permit yourself to exist below the line? It requires great
concentration of all your faculties to stay above the line; without
that, you become dull and loose, slumping below the line.
Do you like Chinese food? If I were to tell you to go every day and eat
Chinese food and enjoy yourself. would that activity be above or below
the line? You should decide, “I could go out to eat at a Chinese
restaurant every day but that would be pleasing only to my body, so I won't
do it. Instead, I will eat the most tasteless kind of bread.” Could
you resolve to eat the worst kind of food and do the best kind of work? That
is the way I am resolved.
Compare the origins of two babies. One couple might go out to a
nice restaurant and drink and dance, having lots of fun; afterwards
they go home and conceive a baby. Another couple might be very poor,
working hard for their missions and able to afford only the worst kind
of bread to eat. But they pray with gratitude to God for giving them
nourishment to allow them to continue doing their missions and
afterwards, they make love and conceive a baby. Two babies are
conceived, but the motivations of their parents are entirely
different. Which of the two babies would have its start above the
line. on the Heavenly side? Undoubtedly, it is the second baby.
Among the blessed couples, there are many variations. One couple
might have a very comfortable apartment or a good room at the New
Yorker, living well each day with no hardships. Then there is the
couple in which the husband goes out for his mission, traveling to the
south while his wife heads north. both working like beavers. They
might meet only once in six months to spend a night in a room at the
New Yorker, and at that time conceive a child. Thus even in our
movement. there are two different ways of having a baby. Which do you
think is more sacred and Heavenly? Which way would you choose'.'
The messiah, Jesus Christ. was born into the world and laid in a
manger. The angels came there and gave praise to the son of God. They
were the only beings around, so their songs were shouted out with great
strength, since no one else was there to give praise. Imagine, however,
if Jesus had been born in some royal palace in Rome. There would have
been a large gathering of people. including prime ministers and
important people. In such a case, the angels would have been just one
of the crowd. Since the messiah was born in a lowly place, the angels
had to shout out their praises with tremendous power and excitement.
Reverend Moon came to this world with a mission. Would it have been
more dramatic for me to have been welcomed by the world as a prince of
God, dwelling in a golden palace, or to suffer in the lowest possible
circumstances, trying to construct a victory for the sake of God? We
are only a handful of people who know this wonderful truth, so how much
more excited and inspired we should be! We have to face tremendous
opposition from the world, and we have to teach them the truth. Do you
have the power, energy and commitment to face the world? There is no
way you can retreat in the face of all that opposition. You can move
forward and endure any kind of hardship.
Would you rather follow a God whose demands are easy and an
easy-going Reverend Moon, or a fighting God and a fighting Reverend
Moon? It is easy to say you want the harder way, but it is difficult
to do it.
It is more difficult to witness to people when their language and
culture is entirely different from your own, but would you like to do
that? When you white members go to black cultures. do you think it
will be easy? Certainly you will be opposed initially. Likewise you
black people, would you like to go to the white culture and make a
breakthrough, or stay in the familiar black world? Which is more
dramatic? The richest and most privileged people should go to the most
primitive countries and the poorest people should go to the richest
cultures. When they get to the affluent societies, they should suffer
even more than before for the sake of that society. Is such a thing
absolutely impossible? There is a principle and truth behind what I am
I have gone through incredible suffering, battles and persecution
throughout my entire life, and I have not had even one entirely good
day. Under such conditions I have been persevering every minute of
every day. Compared to such a life, the one-time martyrdom of the first
century Christians was much easier. Am I striving so hard now for my
own salvation or for the sake of the world? The first century martyrs
died for the sake of their own Heaven, without any concept of dying for
the sake of the whole world. However. I am working every day to bring
the world back to God and into salvation.
Do you come here to Belvedere to listen to me so that you can build your
own Heaven for yourself? That kind of person is not needed at Belvedere. Have
you ever considered that Belvedere is like the “mother's womb” of
salvation for the world? In the future, long after all of us are gone. people
will come here and touch this blackboard and say, “This is where
Reverend Moon spoke and that is where all the members sat.” They will
touch the walls, everything, trying to feel what it was like here. If some
chalk dust still remained in the room from when I wrote on the board, those
people would want to touch or feel even one particle of that historical dust.
In the future, great numbers of people will make pilgrimages to this
auditorium at Belvedere. Kings and queens of many countries will come here
and kneel down to pray with tears. If you are living at that time, you will
be able to proudly announce to those kings and queens. “When Reverend
Moon was preaching, I was sitting right here on the front row and he even
hit me on the head with a piece of his chalk. I have it right here. I have
kept this piece of chalk for fifty years.” Those kings and queens
will regard you as a sacred, holy person. Have you ever thought about the
Unification Church rising to such a position in the future?
Jesus was able to redirect the history of the past two thousand
years, yet he lived only 33 years and had a public ministry of only
three years. He was able to leave virtually nothing substantial behind,
but look at how many things I will be leaving behind. Through the
works and words I have spoken the world has hope.
The very reason I bought Belvedere and East Garden was not for my
own comfort, but for the sake of future generations. I know that they
will need a holy land to visit, so Belvedere and East Garden will fill
that need. I am leaving footprints for posterity.
When I came to the United States. I had virtually nothing in Korea.
I built a church there, but no home of my own. I am telling you this so you
can realize what a precious position you are in today and how precious each
of you is. When I leave the United States. you will come here to Belvedere
to feel my spirit. At that time you will say, “I wish I could hear
Father speak here again,” and you will cry and cry. Why don't you do
something about it while I am here?
I want you to understand that what Satan hates the most is love.
We must make a pledge to God this morning. Our determination must be to
do the things in which God will have the utmost delight and Satan will
hate the most. If you make that promise to God then Satan will kick you
and persecute you wherever you go. As one man, I have been totally
opposed by the world, including the communist world and the democratic
world. Every nation, as well as organized Christianity, Judaism, and
other religions have opposed me. Do you think that I am doing such evil
things that I deserve this kind of opposition from the entire world? By
any standard you may use to evaluate me, I am a force for goodness; in
the sight of God' I am faultless. The rest of the world hates me simply
because I promised to God something totally pleasing to Him.
When I first came to this country and visited New York, I saw
Eighth Avenue, the street of prostitutes. I promised to God, “When I
return, Father, I will take responsibility to clean up this street.”
The secular world doesn't appreciate that kind of moral stand, so they
opposed me. In 1976 it reached a peak. Everybody was opposing me, like
village drums beating so strongly against me. However, since that time
the opposition has been declining and all their efforts only serve to
make the name of Reverend Moon more famous.
The Korean nation has been the one to oppose me the most. They
called me a traitor, a shameful Korean-all kinds of names. But what do
they call me now? The beacon of hope for Korea. They are saying that
Reverend Moon is the only true patriot since our founding father,
Tangun, five thousand years ago. Now there is a consensus even among
the children that, as Koreans, they are proud to present Reverend Moon
to the world.
The Japanese at first called me by a scornful name, without any
designation of respect. Later they gave me the title of teacher. Now
they are referring to me as the greatest religious teacher the Oriental
race has ever produced. They don't want to call me just Korean, because
they want to be included too, so they call me Oriental!
At this time the Western world is striking at me to the highest
possible degree, but have I been declining or retreating? On the
contrary I am prospering and the opposition is declining. Even while
facing trial in the courtroom I did not lose even one iota of my
I want you to be aware of what is happening in the Orient. In that
way you can measure what will happen in America. I began there at the
worst possible level and have risen to the highest level of success. In
New York, people are learning that Reverend Moon's friends consist of
Moses, Buddha, and Jesus. I keep good company!
There has been a great change in Washington, DC. People there are wondering,
“Who is Reverend Moon?” Discussions of the Washington Times
often end up with one question, “Who is he?” Whether they like
me or not they are weighing the issues and asking the right question. Once
they start asking the right question, soon they will come to the right answer.
People at least are concluding that what Reverend Moon is teaching
makes sense. If that is the case. he must be at least a candidate for
messiah. They are watching and waiting for one more step to be taken.
Our detractors thought they could knock me down at any time, so
they put up a strong opposition. However, nothing happened to me, while
they have become weaker and are about to be defeated.
God's dispensation is moving up to the summit, the pinnacle. Going
up takes the most energy, but as soon as we near the top, it becomes
much easier. Communism is not the problem; the free world is the
problem. As soon as the free world accepts the truth. communism will
fall down the hill, pulled by its own weight and the force of nature.
I have now climbed to the top of the tree. The world is making a
final effort to shake me off and the wind is blowing strong from all
directions, trying to dislodge me. I am holding on tight, so as soon as
the world admits they cannot shake me off, the whole tree will be
You are all holding on to me; would you also like to have someone
else holding on to you? Right now people are clinging to me, but the
line doesn't extend far enough to reach all the way to the ground. As
soon as the line extends that far, we will have a stabilizing line
which will anchor us no matter how hard the wind blows. Nothing will be
able to shake me off from the top of the tree and we will have three or
four lines reaching up to me like ladders from all directions. People
can climb up to me on those ladders. Therefore, you should welcome
anyone who wants to hang on to your back.
In the secular world people live selfishly and don't want other
people hanging on to them or stepping over them. But in the Heavenly
world people offer themselves and let others use them as ladders to the
pinnacle first. Some of your parents and brothers and sisters are
trying to pull you back into the secular world, but the Heavenly world
is the opposite. Here we push our brothers forward and children push
their parents ahead of them. With this illustration, I want you to
understand how tar the Unification Church has come and where we are
Do you think the hurricane winds are blowing harder now than ever?
Our adversaries thought that indicting Reverend Moon would put an end to
him and the Unification Church and that no more young people would follow
him. However they made a big mistake; it is not happening that way at all. Even
while fighting the court battle, I continued my work. If I am put in jail,
that will not be the end either. Would you respond, “While Father
is in jail, I will stand around and wait for him”? No, I am sure our
people will go to the State Department, the Justice Department, the While
House, and demonstrate, protesting that the United States cannot torment a
righteous man of God.
We will not stand still: we have been given the marching order and
we will not tolerate this. Our weapon is not a sword or rifle, but the
truth, the most powerful weapon God has given us. Let the New York
Times and the Washington Post write whatever they want: we shall keep
them informed of the truth. Are you determined to do so? Do you have
the confidence that you will do that ?
We have already gone over the pinnacle and we are winning. We will
let the world know that the Unification Movement is the toughest and
most powerful movement of all. We are not resorting to violence. The
U.S. Constitution and laws are on our side, so we simply demand that
Personally speaking. I would enjoy having a few months' vacation in
a private place such as a prison. My job is tough-speaking here at
Belvedere is hard work! To take off for several months and do nothing,
just meditating and having fellowship with God, would be a pleasure for
me. However. we cannot let that happen. We are going to do what Satan
hates the most. Our pledge is to do whatever is pleasing to God and at
the same time what Satan hates the most.
Satan hates the idea of one sovereignty centered on God. He wants
all kinds of divided, fighting sovereignties his tactic is to divide
and conquer, having people fighting among themselves. But God's message
is to bring people together, uniting them. Therefore, the effort of
Reverend Moon is to unite people, to bring denominations and religions
and races together. Satan wants to see war between the races and the
religions. Are the Christian denominations who fight among themselves
helping God's efforts? The Unification Church is dedicated to regaining
God's sovereignty in this world, to putting Satan out of the picture
and exposing his work at corrupting people and inciting them to racial
and religious wars.
The basic motivation of Satan is self-indulgence. People drink, smoke,
and bribe each other because of Satan's influence. Since we understand that
fact. we go the opposite way. Satan starts out big and self-important, but he
always shrinks to the smallest entity: himself. His only thought is “Me
first.” In the Unification Church we are taking the opposite course;
we deny the individual, ourselves, in order to dedicate ourselves for the
family. We dedicate the family for the sake of the nation; the nation for
the world and the world for the cosmos. At the center. the individual is
no longer just yourself but is connected with the universe. What you do as
an individual is what the universe does; you are a public person.
Satan's way, however, was to grab for the largest level and then to
fall down to the smallest level, himself. He fell even further down,
all the way to the dungeons of hell where there is no way out. The
person who lives on an individualistic. selfish level is in hell; the
size of his selfishness determines the degree of his hell. The person
who could sacrifice the world for his own sake is in the worst place in
hell. Those who would sacrifice the nation or the society for his own
sake are accorded a corresponding position in hell.
However, even from those positions in hell, if a person begins to
deny himself for the sake of something greater, his family, the
society, etc. his acts will bring him up. Only unselfish, public
actions can raise people out of hell, step by step.
In modern day America, the most popular way of life is centered
around selfishness. Do the young people generally care about the world,
nation, society, or their fellow man? In general they are only oriented
to seek fun for themselves. The journey of such Americans toward God
must begin from that point of selfishness and when they achieve a
certain level, they can become a Moonie. As Moonies, you go up and
down continually and some of you never achieve the highest level,
although that is a necessity. If you step too low, you can reenter the
domain of hell. It is natural for your life to go through ups and
downs; but your movements must take you steadily higher. You may go up,
then down a little less, then up more than down, then gradually you are
moving in an upward direction.
For the Unification Church, the world is our stage, our center of
concern. Therefore, if you go to Africa or Asia or South America and
serve for the sake of the world, you will transcend the up and down
level; you will jump right into the center.
If you go to Africa with such a heart, you will truly become a central
figure because you will be with God, the central figure of the universe. If you
are truly aligned and one with God, you can even say, “Africa exists for
me,” and God will not be upset with you. If Satan tries to accuse you,
God will intervene and defend you because you are motivated by His heart. God
may allow Satan to test you to determine whether you are truly with Him or
not and Satan may give you many difficulties like He did Job. Regardless of
Satan's test, however, God's man or woman will not be shaken.
This has been my situation here in America. Satan has been testing me
through all the opposition. It has been like a prizefight with Satan trying to
knock me down. God is winning His ultimate, final victory and He is telling
me, “Yes, my son, you are doing well. Keep going.” Don't you
think God is delighted to see the consistent fighting spirit of Reverend Moon?
I want you to understand that the time has come for us to go completely
over the hill and cross over to victory. However, each of you has a hindrance,
like a “tail,” of fallen nature which you must be able to cut off
in order to get over the boundary. If you cling to your own narrow identity
as an American. that will stop you. Are you willing go cut that tail off? How
can you do that? The answer is simple: don't do anything that Satan likes
and do whatever God likes.
We are living for the sake of the one sovereignty of God, our Heavenly
citizenship in the Kingdom of God. This is what God wants, and Satan doesn't
like one sovereignty at all. From the first day of God's creation, He has
desired a world of one sovereignty. This morning in the Pledge you said,
“I am proud of the one sovereignty.” I am talking about that
as a reality now, not just an empty dream. The time has come in which that
point has been reached.
What is your citizenship, then? You are citizens of the Kingdom of
Heaven and independent soldiers of that Kingdom. You must resolve to
take the difficult way; have pride and authority as the unique,
historical independence army, fighting for the independence of the
Kingdom of Heaven.
George Washington actually betrayed his mother country, England. If the
Revolutionary Army had been defeated, he would have been condemned as a
traitor; surely he would have been dragged to London and beheaded. Likewise,
Satan is calling me a betrayer of his principality; I am a traitor to his
sovereignty. He is telling me, “You are taking away my people and
property.” This is similar to what the Queen of England felt about
Some of your parents believe that Reverend Moon is evil and that I
am stealing their children from them. Consider the fact that God's
providence called for America's independence. George Washington was
God's chosen champion, fulfilling a sacred duty. The independence of
America was not the work of George Washington; it was God's work.
Washington was God's instrument, like a messiah restoring sovereignty
back to God.
Historically, American independence was similar to our mission
today, but on a smaller scale. People joined George Washington's army
because they believed in the cause and entrusted their lives to him.
Among the descendants of those first Americans, God is summoning His
independence army today. My position is like that of George Washington;
I am asking people to join with me and restore a nation and world under
God. That is our battle cry.
Satan is accusing us of being traitors but from the Heavenly point
of view, this is the most significant and sacred war that God has ever
waged. As the heavenly soldiers of independence, your weapons are not
rifles and swords but truth and love. God gave you those weapons with
which to conquer and win the world. Truth is like a sword and love is
like an atomic bomb. An atomic bomb sets off a chain reaction that
creates enormous power; likewise, true love will create a chain
reaction of goodness, expanding and multiplying. An atomic bomb is so
powerful, it wipes out everything in its path: by the same token, true
love can wipe out all the opposition and cleanse all corruption.
Reverend Moon has come to work in the worst possible place in
America: New York. It is the most famous. but also the worst place.
Therefore, I established our headquarters in New York and launched the
Home Church crusade there. This tactic is like the Inchon landing, in
the middle of the enemy camp. Do you want to fight an intense battle or
a mediocre one? As the commanding general of Home Church, I must be the
most tireless and courageous soldier, pushing everybody forward for the
sake of the one, Heavenly sovereignty of God.
The Unification Church is truly a great movement; it is the unique beacon of
hope in the sight of God. Communism will never conquer the world; but Godism,
one sovereignty under God, will prevail over all the world. “One
nation under God” was a wonderful slogan at the time of American
independence. However, today our slogan is “One world under God,”
a leap forward. America was supposed to be a spearhead for one world under
God, but at the moment this country is the worst enemy to that goal. America
must decline, then, because she is not following God. Therefore, American
Moonies have the greatest commission to turn this nation from its atheistic
attitude toward the concept of one world under God.
Communism is proclaiming, “One world under communism and Karl
Marx.” Can you permit that to happen? Should Africans, Koreans, or
Americans be standing on the front line in this battle? Americans
should be the ones and that is the reason I came to this nation. I
never came because of American skyscrapers, her money, or her
technology. I came here because Americans must spearhead this battle
for one world under God. I came here to teach the new philosophy to
awaken America, to point her toward the new goal. Is that evil? You
must rally around me and form that new independence movement.
Until this time in history, all independence movements were only
for the sake of small groups or nations, but this movement is working
for no national sovereignty, only God's sovereignty. Therefore all five
races of man, all colors of skin-white, yellow, black-have come
together and are marching forward as one family.
Which major race is marching forward now, at the head of the line?
I foresee many Africans and Latin Americans joining the Unification Church, far
surpassing the white people. If I had a satanic mind I might say, “Let's
just get rid of white people; they have done so much evil and committed so
many crimes in the past. We don't need them in the future world.” On the
contrary, I came to the leading white nation, the U. S. A. Because of this
historical fact. once the American people are awakened to the new ideology
they will be the first to truly appreciate it. They will bow their heads in
humble apology, asking to compensate for past evils by serving others. American
people will not be saved by arrogance but by humility and service for others.
Every Sunday morning you have been saying the Pledge, containing the
words, “We are proud of the one sovereignty.” Although you
have been saying the words, you have never taken them seriously; that is
the problem. We are the final, ultimate independence army. There has never
been in history an army like ours. We are fighting the unique, fundamental
battle. Once we win this battle, there shall be no more war.
Remind your body that it was made to participate in this volunteer movement
for the Kingdom of Heaven. Tell your body, “Be strong. The time has
come now for us to wage the battle.” You must be activated for the
purpose of Heaven. All your five senses and all your organs must be immune
to satanic influence. We must change the satanic environment instead of
being changed by it.
Although we may have children, we have no country in which to
register them as citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. You should desire
to set up that territory of Heaven before you have children. Every
minute of the day we must be determined to winning this battle for
God's sovereignty. You are candidates with reservations for the Kingdom
of Heaven, but you are not yet registered as citizens. At this time in
spirit world the Unification Church is like a paradise, still waiting
for the opening of the Kingdom of Heaven. By the same token, we have
not yet reached the goal of the Kingdom on the earth. We are moving to
that point at this time; therefore, we are at the level of Paradise
soldiers. Do you want to remain at that level? We must be committed to
marching forward in this battle.
I have another court battle to wage, but I will never lose the
dignity of Heaven. The desires of God and all of spirit world are in
harmony with us. We are privileged to be participating in this most
It doesn't matter what specific activities you may be doing, whether you
are selling flowers or sweeping floors in your home church area. Realize that
you are working in order to bring about the establishment of the Heavenly
Kingdom on earth. You can think, “As a volunteer soldier, I am selling
these flowers to support the independence movement. I am not ashamed.”
If you feel ashamed to be selling flowers for the sake of the independence
army of Heaven, what is the meaning of dignity? How can you be ashamed?
In our army, there are no ranks or classes. We all have the same,
sole purpose: the achievement of God's independence. Wives should not
worry about whether or not your husbands have college degrees or not.
You need only worry about whether your husband is fulfilling his duty
as a true independence soldier.
God has declared an emergency at this time in history. Perhaps you have
seen that movie, “The Guns of Navaronne.” The members of that
task force were totally determined and disciplined to achieve their goal. We
must be more disciplined than they.
Because you are the independence soldiers for the establishment of
God's sovereignty, if you fail this mission here on earth, you will be
unable to lift up your face when you go to spirit world. That is why I
am so serious, every moment of the day. When the Washington Monument
Rally was over, I immediately set the next goal: the Moscow Rally. I
would like to take the independence movement to Red Square and hold the
greatest rally of all there. How much joy that would bring to God! You
must be bold and strong.
In the Pledge, we say that we are proud of one sovereignty, and
then one people. We must help the poor and suffering people of the
world. The Japanese members have been helping the American movement,
rather than thinking of themselves. The U.S. has the responsibility of
helping the rest of the world. Americans may love their nation, but
God's people must love this nation even more. America is more than just
one nation; it is a microcosm of the world and therefore represents all
the nations of the world. I am very aware of the fact that Korea is a
very needy nation. If our movement invested all our activities.
wealth, and energy in Korea, it could be instantly improved and the
people there would accept me better. But because America represents the
world, I am dedicating our movement at this time to help this country.
You American people should love this country in the position of independence
soldiers of Heaven. You should love this nation and all others more than
their countrymen love them because they belong to God. America could never
decline if Americans were giving that kind of love to the world. All around
the world at this time. people are crying, “Yankee, go home,”
because America has become a selfish nation. However, once they see America
giving unselfishly for the world, they will start welcoming Americans.
Is it a bad thing that Reverend Moon has come to this country to
educate you Americans how to become great. to make America great? We
raise money here in America and then spend it for the sake of the
world. Is that bad'.' God welcomes such a thing. America's hope lies in
serving the world. People today are becoming involved in such things as
drugs. free sex, and homosexuality. Is that for the sake of the world?
We Moonies don't take drugs, smoke, drink. etc. What do we devote our
energies to ? To serving the world. We are doing this because that is
what Satan hates the most. Satan does not want to allow this to happen,
because these things will cause his kingdom to crumble. However, God's
Kingdom will spread and grow. Therefore, the more people follow the
teachings of Reverend Moon, the greater the joy of God.
The third phrase of part Five says, “We are proud of the one
land.” Who was the originator of national boundaries? It was Satan.
The American immigration department is one of the toughest in the
world. What if they started a new requirement for people coming into
this country? Suppose they required each new immigrant to complete the
120-day workshop in Divine Principle. Think of the benefit this would
bring to this country. Communism would be no problem. Within a matter
of years, the whole nation would be restored. Once everyone was living
according to Divine Principle, do you think America would need
immigration offices? No, they could welcome every citizen of God's
That would begin a movement for all the national boundaries of the
world to be abolished. Certainly the free world would welcome that.
Ultimately. the result would be one world under God. Once a Divine
Principle person becomes commissioner of immigration, or Secretary of
State, such a thing could happen in this country without too much
difficulty. What is wrong with such a thing, which would benefit the
By then, we would not need to do fundraising. Every citizen would
contribute to the Heavenly Kingdom by paying their taxes. In the
present, everybody tries to dodge taxes in any way possible, but when
the ideal world comes, all Divine Principle people will want to pay,
even more than is requested. Satan certainly hates to see people giving
more than is required for the sake of Heaven.
Right now in Latin America. the Unification movement is working
hard to confront communism and fight immorality. If North America
refuses to listen to us, we will work for 21 years in Latin America.
the way Jacob worked in Haran to eventually win unity with Esau. After
we win the victory in South America. we can return to North America.
bearing many gifts and in that way, we shall win the victory here If
that is the fastest route, we should not continue to spend time here
but should all go to South America.
What if all the Moonies moved out of the U.S.? It would become such
a boring place! Americans would not have anything of interest and they
would long to have the Moonies hack. They might ask me to send some
Moonies back: maybe they would even make a new immigration law giving
tree passes to all Moonies.
Regardless of what the world is saying. you must he determined to
continue to go forward. Are YOU proud to he a Moonie?
We are proud of the one land. Korean members are asking me to spend
some money for Korea, since I am a Korean. American members are saying.
“Please spend the money here; this is the best place.” However. the
money is being spent for the sake of the world, wherever it will bring the
best result in bringing the entire world back to God.
We are proud of the one sovereignty, one people, one land. and one language
and culture. When I go to South America, I will not feel that I am visiting
a “foreign country.” I am at home wherever I go. When I go to
South America, the unthinking person will say. “I want to go to South
America, too.” However, the clever person will say, “I will
go to Africa while Father is in South America because he will be coming to
Africa next.” What would be your response if I asked everybody to go
to Africa tomorrow. while I go to South America? By working hard in Africa,
you would be able to restore a nation much easier than by continuing to work
here in America.
Have you ever before realized the exciting contents of our Pledge?
When Sunday comes, do you get bored by the idea of saying Pledge, or do you
say, “I wish Sunday would come every day.” Perhaps you would like
to say it every hour? I know you rascals, though! You are always thinking
Sunday morning comes around too quickly!
God is fond of Moonies because we have such exciting contents to our
lives. He never looks at people from an external viewpoint; He is always
looking at your mind and your heart and taking His delight through that. You
must pledge to God. “No matter how difficult it becomes, I will never
let You down. I will make one sovereignty, one land, one people.”
There is no better prayer than the contents of our Pledge. If you seriously
recite the contents of the Pledge and live with them all the time. God will
stay very close to you. Therefore, be strong and bold.
Consider how small-minded you have been sometimes and what
ridiculous things you have thought about. You can never enter the
Kingdom of Heaven as simply a citizen of the United States; you must be
a citizen of the world and the cosmos. By living and serving others for
the sake of the world, you shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
If you live in an expedient, fun-seeking way, you will never have a
place to settle once you die and go to spirit world. However, if you
are a true Moonie. Living for the goal of loving the world and
emulating the True Parents, nothing will be wasted in your life. When
you are close to God and the True Parents, you must think the same
things as they.
When husbands and wives embrace each other. are you only looking forward to
a small goal. such as your own apartment? How wide is your world? Let the world
be your apartment. Even if you have to dress and eat like a beggar. when you
are working for the sake of Heaven. you are living a dramatic life. Maybe you
will be so poor you can only afford to eat pretzels from street vendors. The
word “pretzel” sounds like “blessing,” so when you
eat pretzels under such circumstances, you will feel you are receiving a
blessing. I have eaten the simplest of barley meals and enjoyed them.
I always felt I was going to Heaven, even when I was on the way to
prison. When I was being escorted to the prison in North Korea, I
raised my handcuffed hands above my head to wave to my followers and I
felt no shame at all. I knew I was still on my way to Heaven. In my
mind, I can still hear the sound of those handcuffs clanging against
each other. Even then, I knew that many movies would be made in the
future about that time and young people would be inspired by that
Jails in America, compared to those in North Korea, are like
first-class hotels. In totalitarian regimes, jails are slow-killing
death chambers. Many lice live in the seams of your clothing; when you
press your thumbnail along the seams, it turns red from your blood,
which the lice have been sucking. However, each of those lice
represents a medal of honor in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Nobody else can compete with me because nobody else thinks the way
I do. Any normal person would collapse and eventually die in such a
prison as in North Korea, but I survived.
Next in the Pledge we say, “I am proud of the one language and
culture centered upon God.” Many American people think such an ideal is
virtually impossible. People all over the world are trying to learn
English, so maybe you American members think we should say, “I am proud
of the one English language and culture centered upon God”? But what is
the mother tongue of the Heavenly Kingdom? The mother tongue should be
the language of the True Parents.
Are there many True Parents in the world today? Once the world
receives the one. central True Parents, many branches of them will
spring up. Those branches will be connected, not all separated and
different. When the wind blows through a tree, all the leaves and
branches sway in the same direction. A culture is like the wind, like
the direction of a given country.
God happens to be working through Korea. so we consider Korea the
fatherland of our faith. During its 5,000 years of history, Korea was
invaded 931 times. Yet Korea was never totally destroyed; it always
continued as a distinct entity. Korea originally was a gigantic
empire, including parts of mainland China. It has continued to shrink
because it never invaded any other country and has always been in the
position to defend itself from attackers. Korea lost territory each
time it was invaded and moved east, eventually to occupy the current
The Korean people suffered incredible heartbreak, much bloodshed,
and made great sacrifices. Because of the foreign invasions. Korean
people have shed more blood than any other race, yet Koreans never
sought revenge: they continually forgave their invaders.
Korean people were very bold and strong whenever they were
attacked. The Mongolian hero, Genghis Khan, built up a gigantic empire
and, according to history. he was never defeated except on one
occasion, when he attacked the Korean people.
Korea was primarily conceived for a special dispensational
mission. From the beginning of their history, Korean people worshipped
God. For that reason, Koreans are peace-loving and, at the same time,
brave and independent in spirit. That is evident in the Korean leaders
of our church in America! They have a very stubborn spirit and they
never give in. Ten Korean leaders may have ten different opinions and
none of them will give in! There is only one person who can control
them-me! They are very obedient and loyal to me. so whenever I make a
decision they follow with no reservation.
Koreans are everywhere and have become the center of controversy in
many places. In the markets of New York City, they own so many
vegetable and fruit stands that people think they are trying to take
over! According to U.S. government statistics, Koreans have the
smallest ratio of recipients of welfare among all the ethnic groups.
The basic spirit of Koreans is to want to help others rather than to be
helped. It is a great shame to Koreans to have to become a burden to
others. This is the cultural background from which Reverend Moon
arose. It is a natural kind of background for such a person as me,
don't you think?
Nothing happens as the result of pure accident. including the
reason why I was born in Korea. Another quality of Korean people is
their absolute messianic fervor. Many revelations have heralded the
coming of the messiah to Korea. I am not saying these things in order
to propagandize for Korea. Its history is filled with stories of evil
men plotting against good and innocent men. Korea has been an Abel-type
nation tormented by Cain-type countries. Within the country as well,
Cain-type people have always tormented Abel-type people. This is a
persistent theme in Korean history. However, the good people always
depended upon God.
According to the law of indemnity, Korea was the most appropriate
nation to further the providence and play a central role in human
history. From that historical background. Reverend Moon's spiritual
ideology will spread to the entire world. This is not just my own
personal, individual ideology. God gave His revelation through Reverend
Moon. who must spread it clearly as God's revelation.
For thousands of years, Korean history has traveled through a
labyrinth, yet it has always been heading toward a distinct goal.
Because Korea served as an Abel nation, it has suffered throughout
history. Now the Korean peninsula is surrounded by major world powers:
China, that gigantic country of over one billion people; North Korea;
Soviet Russia which borders close to the Korean peninsula; and Japan.
The communists are trying to “unify” Korea by force, but the South
Korean people do not want any part of that. The Unification Church,
which has emerged from this land, will bring together not only North
and South Korea but eventually the entire world. That is our claim.
Which do you think is easier: creating a world language, or
bringing people from all races of the world together and marrying
them? Is it easy to bring young people from over 100 languages and
cultures together and unite them under one parent, who matches and
marries them? It is definitely easier to learn Korean than for black
and white people to come together and accept each other as eternal
spouses. I know you have been thinking that “one language and culture
centered upon God” is impossible. Yet people are coming together in
marriage without even knowing each other's language, so unification is
happening! Learning a language is just a technical matter!
The original language of the Divine Principle is Korean, so if you
want to become a true authority on the subject you must learn Korean.
If one person studied the translated English version of Divine
Principle for twenty years and another the original Korean version for
only five years, who would be the true authority? If a dispute arose
between them, the person who studied only the translation would have to
bow to the understanding of the one who studied the original version.
You are hearing my words through Col. Pak today. When I listen to
his translation, I hear him leaving out many things; some things he
doesn't have time to say, some things he doesn't remember, and all
kinds of mistakes occur. Do you want to understand me directly in my
own tongue or through an interpreter? You are children who have to have
an interpreter to hear your father. even after all these years. You
should be ashamed.
You have not fulfilled your pledge of one language and culture
centered on God. I came here and have been trying to learn English. in
order to be able to communicate with you. If the parents are trying to
learn your language, how much more effort should you be making to learn
their language! I am certainly a lot older than you, yet you young
people try to excuse yourselves because it is too difficult. Are you
learning Korean now?
What if, when you go to the Kingdom of Heaven. the only language is
Korean? You would be in deep trouble! Later on. when the Unification
Church becomes larger, the official language of our church will be
Korean. All official conferences and meetings will be conducted in
Korean. The Catholic Church has always used Latin for their official
There have been untold difficulties in the world because of
language differences. If the best encyclopedia was written in the
Korean language, students around the world would surely learn Korean in
order to gain the benefits of that encyclopedia. The encyclopedia of
the Heavenly Kingdom will be compiled in Korean.
There will be a permanent museum in the Kingdom of Heaven. Do you
think the most prominent displays will be about the United States
heroes, such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln? Or perhaps they
will show the accomplishments of Great Britain, or German technology?
Or do you think the displays about the life of Reverend Moon and the
members of the Unification Church, the soldiers of the independence
army of Heaven, will be most precious? Your own faces are museum
pieces. Do you want to be priceless museum pieces, or cheap ones? You
must work at it if you want to be priceless. Certainly the entire
spirit world will visit those museum displays. When the guidebook for
the museum is written, which language would it be written in? True
Not learning Korean would be your eternal shame. Your ancestors will say
to you, “You were on the earth at the same time as the True Parents,
yet you didn't even learn their language. Shame on you!”
You spend a lot of time and money eating three meals a day and a lot of
work goes into their preparation. You will probably eat tens of thousands of
meals while you are on the earth. If you go to Heaven and proclaim, “I
ate a hundred thousand meals on the earth,” nobody will even look at
you. Such a thing will never be a source of pride. However, even though you
may not eat so many meals, if you can say. “I learned Korean.”
you will be regarded with great respect.
I know many of you want to live in Korea but since it is such a
small country. there isn't room for all of you. Therefore, we would
have to live in North Korea, as well. In that way, North and South
Korea would be united, and then you could overflow into Manchuria and
Red China. Soon we could make a UN resolution abolishing national
boundaries. Don't you think all the embassies would be glad to learn
they no longer had to issue visas? Starting with everybody coming
together centered on the Korean language, the movement to abolish
national boundaries everywhere would automatically arise. When Kim 11
Sung in North Korea hears about this, he will tremble.
Once we have one sovereignty, one people, and one land, it is most
natural that we would have one language and culture centered on God.
Next we say, “I am proud of becoming the child of the One True
Parent.” Because we are all children of one Father, all the people
of the world are our brothers. No one is our enemy; even the Russian people
are the victims of communism and not our enemies.
“I am proud of the family who is to inherit one tradition.”
What is that tradition? It is the tradition of the parents. The purpose of
creation is to build the Heavenly four-position foundation, the Heavenly
family. Adam and Eve were the parents and God was the grandparents of their
children. Three generations are necessary to make the four positions. God
is the Origin, Adam and Eve are the product of His division, and the Union
results in the children. The give and take between the horizontal and vertical
elements makes the four positions strong. Within those relationships, we
must learn how to love. Give and take is expressed in turning, circular motion.
You are connected with your spouse, your parents and your
children. Men are in the position of father, husband, and son. Women
are mothers, wives, and daughters. When you love, you love your parents
first, then your children, before you love your spouse. This is
Heavenly law. Even in the secular world, when a couple gets divorced
they often go back to their parents and they want to keep their
children. Universal, natural law operates in people's minds, moving
The True Family tradition is the textbook of love. You are learning
to apply that textbook to different levels, such as the society,
nation, and world, based upon what you learn in the family. Contrary to
the secular standard, we do not ignore the rest of the world and center
only upon our families. We look at the family as a microcosm of the
universe, so whatever we learn in the family we use as training and
discipline for the way we must act in the society, nation and world.
You should regard all elderly people as your grandparents, people
of your own age as your brothers and sisters, and younger people as
your children. In this way, you can relate to everyone. With the family
as your center, you can reach out in any direction to any distance. The
furthest extension of this circle is in Heaven; automatically you will
be entitled to dwell in Heaven. There is no room for boundaries between
people or separation based on races, religions, or cultures. There is
never any war in such a concept.
Because of the satanic element. we have not yet fulfilled this
family tradition. We must expand the family tradition through
sacrificial service, until we briny the entire world under God.
Finally we say, “I am proud of being a laborer who is working to
establish the one world of the heart.” through heart we shall fulfill
the Heavenly ideal. We will tight anything that goes against that ideal,
not with swords and rifles, but with these three weapons-the parent/child
relationship, Heavenly tradition, and Heavenly heart. We must use these
tools with our whole lives.
The seven points of #5 of our Pledge are the things which Satan
hates the most and what God loves the most. Therefore, these seven
points are the battleground upon which God and Satan are fighting. You
are at the center of this battle. You are learning to go beyond the
family, all the way to the society, nation, world and cosmos; finally
you will reach the Heart of God. We have to get rid of all traces of
Satan in this world; only God's vertical and horizontal lines will
remain. Those individuals who are championing this great cause call
From the Heart of God, we inherit the true tradition, gaining the
true parent/child relationship; then we will fulfill the goal of one
sovereignty, one people, one land, and one language and culture
centered upon God. That is the Pledge we make every Sunday morning.
When we make this Pledge, we are promising something to God and we must
Today you have come to realize fully that the Pledge is not just a
ritual of our movement. They are words we must live by and determine to
fulfill, as the champions of God. They will become reality here in
America and throughout the world. Those who are making this promise to
God, raise your hands and say Amen!
God bless you.