REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
OF THE SEUNG HWA CEREMONY
OF HEUNG JIN MOON
January 1, 1985
World Mission Center
New York City
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
At this time, I would like to commemorate the one year anniversary
of Heung Jin's Seung Hwa Ceremony. There are many things that
people cannot understand from a worldly point of view. Certainly some
of the things that we do within the Unification Church could never
be understood from a worldly point of view. People must be able to
understand the interaction between spirit world and physical world;
that is basic and fundamental.
The world of spirit is an absolute reality; even though most people
don't perceive it, it is there. I want you to understand that even in
spirit world there is an ongoing struggle between good and evil. Good
spirits are trying to influence evil spirits and bring them into the
sphere of goodness. Likewise. evil spirits are trying to influence the
good spirits toward the sphere of evil.
Evil spirits have a certain power and dominion over the people of
the physical world. Furthermore, even though there are good spirits in
spirit world, none of them are perfect; no one ever had the chance to
be perfected while they were living on earth. However, good spirits are
making a unified effort to bring the world over to the side of goodness
and the forces of evil are trying to block that. In this battle the
evil world has an advantage because the evil spirit world and the evil
physical world have unlimited communication.
Those people who lived a good, God-centered life while here on earth
are in the category of good spirits in the spirit world. Jesus Christ
came to this earth to save. What does that mean? It means to transform
people so that they can go to the good spirit world. However, that mission
has not been fully completed and that is why Christ must come again.
We could compare the actions of spirit world with farming. Spirit
world is trying to farm the earthly plane. One farm is a wild olive tree
farm, governed by evil spirits who dwell there. Then the good spirits
come and strive to cultivate those olive trees, trying to have dominion
over them. The world fell into the sphere of evil dominion but still God
has been working through the good people on earth, trying to cultivate
wild olive trees that can come under the domain of God and goodness. God
has been continuously striving to make true olive trees out of the wild
olive trees. God knew that there had to be one central model, one seed
for the true olive tree, and that is the Messiah.
Even though the Messiah comes, he cannot fulfill his mission all by
himself. The Messiah needs support, specifically from the good spirits
and from a bride. Jesus Christ came as a true olive tree and was called
the bridegroom. What is the bride's relation to the bridegroom? The bride
is engrafted to the bridegroom, like the wild olive tree being engrafted
to the true olive tree. That is the whole concept of Christianity.
When a tree is grafted, where is it cut? It is cut at the branches,
like cutting its neck and putting its head onto a new root. Originally
everyone was supposed to be born as true olive trees but because of the
fall everyone became wild olive trees. Thus everyone must go through
the grafting process in order to transfer themselves to the true olive
trees. God is cutting all of the wild olive trees and grafting them into
the true olive tree.
However, the wild olive tree farm is controlled by Satan. Even though
God is trying to cut those trees, Satan is blocking Him. He won't let
God come near. In order to approach the wild olive trees, God's side has
to have a certain strategy to get around Satan. One by one, each tree has
to be approached according to a certain condition. The best way would be
for God to own the farm. Even though the olive trees would still be wild,
at least God would own and control the farm. Then He could freely go and
cut and graft the trees. This is the basic concept of the chosen people.
To be allowed to transfer from the satanic sphere to the Godly sphere
is always a bitter battle. In order to do it, we must have a certain
offering. In the Old Testament era, man set the condition through material
offerings. In the New Testament era, it was through the physical offering
of the son of God. This is the era of the Completed Testament and at
this time, the True Parents are setting the conditions for mankind.
There is a certain principle of love by which mankind can be grafted
together and this is what we call the Divine Principle. Since Satan
was the one who first planted love-satanic love-the only way it can be
restored is by planting true, heavenly love. Therefore the Unification
Church has mass, holy weddings. These holy weddings arc symbolic of
the grafting process, by which you separate yourselves from the satanic
world and graft yourselves into the family of the True Parents.
What was the fall of man? It was the planting of evil in the lineage
of man. Thus we must be changed over and be engrafted into the true
lineage-into true parents, true brothers and sisters, true family.
Therefore, individuals must cut their relationship with the realm of
Satan and make a new relationship with the True Parents. You must become
a new race of Adam, cutting yourself off from the evil root.
What is the tradition of Adam? It is to inherit God's tradition and
be centered upon the love of God as a part of the True Parents family.
We are creating a new cultural sphere centering upon this tradition of
the True Parents. This will be the culture centered upon God and True
Parents, which was supposed to be the culture of humanity from the very
beginning. But since that was lost, we must restore it.
There is no distinction of race in the love of God. There is no
such thing as the black love of God, the white love, or yellow love.
They are all one. Furthermore, there is no separation between past,
present or future so we can communicate in spirit world beyond the
boundaries of time.
You must decide where you belong and what kind of olive tree you
are. Are you still hesitating to be cut and grafted onto the true olive
tree? Or have you already transferred your lineage?
What is going to be the Unification Church culture in the future?
That will be the one world culture, centered upon the love of God and
the love of the True Parents. What about the American culture-is it
God's true olive tree culture? No, that is the seed you don't want
to inherit. Perhaps this stark truth is too difficult for some of you
to hear. However, you must hear it because it is the truth. Some may
think, "Father is coming out of prison so he will speak differently
now." But you have found that I'm just the same as before.
What is the mission of the spirit world? They are the assistants or
supporters to make this world right. Spirit world is assisting in God's
program. American culture today is centered upon sensational and physical
experiences such as drugs and promiscuity. Furthermore, there is a growing
subculture promoting the perverted sexual behavior of homosexuality and
lesbianism. They are trying to make it legitimate. These things have
their roots in a satanic origin and the American culture is buying it,
absorbing it. Satan's love culture is an evil love culture. Satan is
promoting it and America is buying it.
However, the Unification Church is standing upon God's love culture.
In our culture there is no place for free sex or immorality. Sodom and
Gomorrah was a thoroughly satanic love culture in which incest was
particularly prevalent. The Bible describes the destruction of Sodom
and Gomorrah. God just could not permit it.
The world at large is saying to the Unification Church, "You are
heretics." However, what do you think? The Unification Church is the
special task force for God on the forefront of God's work. That's what
the Unification Church is all about. We should be able to cut all the
wild olive trees and graft them into the true olive trees.
Reverend Moon brought the secret that the worldwide Satan cannot
accuse. Reverend Moon's secret is this: the spirit world has two
spheres, one of good and one of evil. The good spirit world is taking
the initiative so that the evil spirit world has to move toward the
good. There is communication between them. When this occurs on the level
of spirit, it is reflected in the physical world
Reverend Moon is using a secret method: we will win the spirit world
to our side and this will be reflected here on earth. We will shift the
evil family, tribe, nation and world levels in spirit world to the good
side and then it will begin to happen here on earth. When this change
occurs in the spirit world, sooner or later the same thing will happen
here on this plane.
We have seen many evil things coming and going here on the earth.
For example, when I first came to the United States, I heard a great deal
about "streaking," or naked men and women running around in
public places. But that died out after a while. Another amazing thing is
that the older generation is becoming more fun-loving, more promiscuous,
while the young people are turning very conservative and idealistic. They
are saying, "We young people don't accept that. We don't buy your
sins." This is actually happening in the United States today.
There is a great difference between satanic love and heavenly love.
Satanic love tastes very sweet at first but you get bored with it very
quickly. Heavenly love is tiring and difficult at first but once you get
into it, it becomes more and more tasty. For example, when people are
engaged according to secular standards they are ecstatic for a while,
but eventually they repel each other.
Now the Moonies are saying, "I am not going to marry according
to my own tastes. I am waiting for Reverend Moon to give me the best
spouse." We seem like weird people to the rest of the world.
Furthermore, when Unification people get married, it's hard to
tell-you never see them kissing each other; you never see them taking a
honeymoon. Some never even see each other for three years! Although such
a love is very difficult at first, once you get into it, it is something
permanent. It is eternal and it is very beautiful.
You are like "hot plates" of love-you are producing and
motivating the heat of love. Our mysterious love world gets wider and
wider while the satanic love world gets narrower and narrower as time
goes by. Does a beautiful white woman or anyone else come to Reverend
Moon expecting to be married with the most handsome white men? On the
contrary, she will say, "Father, please match me with an African
brother or someone from Asia or South America." Within our church,
the north pole is trying to reach out to the south pole; the Far East
is merging with the West. There is some mysterious power here!
Satanic love starts out with great fanfare but then gets smaller and
weaker. Heavenly love starts out with a tough, salty foundation but then
becomes tastier and wider and continues to grow. You might not have the
most ecstatic laugh on your wedding day, but when the days pass by your
smile grows bigger and your laugh becomes truly joyful.
Where will you find a church in the United States where people
gather without any chairs to sit on? A church such as that is the true
love church. In that church, you touch everybody around you. You white
people are touched by the black person in front of you, the red person
behind you, the yellow person on your left, and the brown person on
your right. Five different colors are included in that arrangement.
What do you think? Is Reverend Moon's method of education good or bad?
This is a spiritual world and I want to explain to you how to master
the spiritual principles. Is Reverend Moon an American? No, I am an
Oriental man; I cannot escape being Korean. However, I have discovered
a special kind of law so I have a special kind of patent which gives me
a certain kind of authority. My discovery has universal application. It
is not just good for white people but for black people and all people.
How can you be sure that I am trustworthy? You may not see
the patent itself but you see that it is working. People of all
different cultures are coming together and are moving in one direction.
Something is bringing them together. When God sees this, He will not
say, "Reverend Moon, you cannot try that. You shouldn't help these
people." Instead, God will say, "Reverend Moon, you've got
the secret formula, so go ahead and propagate it all over the world."
No matter what a person's earthly position, whether he is a king or
a great leader, it doesn't make any difference when he goes to spirit
world. Each person must have a certificate signed by Reverend Moon.
If you are a student seeking for a PhD, you must go through incredible
difficulties. You must serve your professors and do whatever they
say. They are the masters and you are the student. You cannot protest,
"Mr. Professor, I am better looking than you and I am smarter,
too. You are trying to block me from getting my Ph.D." If you do, the
professor will say, "Get out of my sight! You are not going to get
your PhD!" That person's signature is necessary on your certificate.
Many people thought Reverend Moon would be destroyed by all the
opposition against him, but even my going to Danbury will not stop me.
I know what the people have said but it doesn't matter at all. The time
will come when those people will have to come for my signature. For that
reason, I am absolutely confident and relaxed. The time will come.
Some people may say, "I have a special route to go," but
when they go to God, He will say, "Did you get Reverend Moon's
signature?" Even Satan himself will have to submit his certificate
with Reverend Moon's signature.
Words are cheap but the reality of obtaining that kind of authority
is not easy at all. No matter what they say, the entire world including
spirit world has to come to that route. When the time comes, I will
declare to the world, "Now it is my turn." At this time
the U.S. government thinks it has won the battle against me but they
When I was in the courtroom I spoke only one thing, "Your honor, I
am not guilty." Later, when the probation officers came to interview
me, my lawyers advised me that maybe I should try to make friends with
them, telling them I may have made some mistakes here and there. But I
told them, "No, lawyers, I am not guilty."
I am an expert on the spirit world. I know how to control it, how to
maneuver, what is right, what is wrong. No one knows their ways better
than I do. Once I am able to control spirit world, this world will
inevitably follow the pattern of spirit world. For 30 years I have been
controlling the activity of spirit world, taking down the barriers. So
there was an emergence from the family level to the tribal level; tribal
level to societal level. At every level, I have been tearing down those
Furthermore, through the teaching of Reverend Moon alone, the mysteries
of the Bible have been cleared up. I have explained how much of the
Bible has already been fulfilled, how much remains, and so forth
Spirit world is under my direction, but this physical world is the
problem. Until this world becomes one, certain sacrifices indeed will
be required. Jesus was such a sacrifice 2,000 years ago; he died on the
cross, alone. He entered the spirit world and cannot come back to the
physical world to free it.
I do not intend to explain everything today. The two most important
things today were the prayer this morning at the Pledge Service and then
the prayer for Heung Jin in the memorial service. That 30-minute prayer
is going to be translated and the whole picture will be seen, such as
why that sacrifice was necessary. It is all explained in that prayer.
Even though Jesus Christ sacrificed himself on the cross, he still
could not break down the barriers of the Roman Empire or all the other
nations. Today we must break down all those barriers. Nobody else can
fulfill that kind of role except the direct child of the True Parents.
The sacrifice of Heung Jin is the best gift, the most extraordinary
sacrifice for the sake of the world. It is the thing that will break
down all the barriers of the world. There are British members receiving
spiritual messages, including those from Jesus Christ. Now they are
also seeing Heung Jin in the spirit world. They are flabbergasted and
they don't know why they are receiving these messages.
The time has come, because of Heung Jin's sacrifice, that the
barriers between spirit world and physical world are breaking down.
The barriers between different religions are breaking down as well.
Likewise, the barriers are breaking down between nations and between
traditional Christianity and the Unification Church.
Established Christianity in America has been hostile to the Unification
Church in the past, not wanting to pay any attention to Reverend Moon. But
within these past few months, many leaders of the Christian community
are mobilizing and speaking out to the government on behalf of Reverend
Moon. Once, when you told them you were Moonies, they would want to
spit in your face. But not any more. Now they are saying, "What
is the secret of Reverend Moon?" They want to know more about the
teachings of the Unification Church.
While I am in Danbury, there is a special activity going on. We are
sending videotapes to 300,000 Christian ministers. These are lectures of
the Divine Principle, condensed into three tapes, along with a message
from me from the prison. Already there is so much curiosity about Reverend
Moon. People are saying, "Who is he, anyway?"
I am a strange man, that is certain. Ordinarily when people go to
prison, they are filled with despair. But when I went to prison, I was
asking, "What's next'? What good things are going to happen in
the future?" It doesn't matter where I go, I am always the same. I
always open doors, wherever I go. Now I am opening the doors of prison
to true love.
You have been waiting for my furlough very eagerly but the men in
prison are thinking, "When is that Reverend Moon coming back? I miss
him already!" They asked me if they could call me. I told them not
to, but just to wait. You are with me for this one day and you feel like
the time is slipping away too fast. But the men in prison are feeling
just the opposite. Both of these things are good phenomena.
Many people simply cannot understand why smart, good looking Americans
are following this Korean clergyman. They cannot see any reason, but
they don't know that the whole spirit world is tumbling upside down and
that this world is just a part of that phenomenon. Since I have been
in prison, several extraordinary things have happened. First of all,
the worst communism, North Korea, began a peaceful dialogue with South
Korea. This has never happened before. Also, Red China has spoken out
against Marxism, calling it an antique philosophy and saying that it
isn't working. One of the tenets of communists is that Marxism is the
most scientific law for society, but communist China is denying that. The
entire world is shaken.
Now those Christians who once looked at Reverend Moon as a dreadful
heretic are trying to get me out of
prison. Furthermore, "liberation theology" has been rampant
in Latin America for many years and all of a sudden, Pope John Paul 11
said, "No more. The person who follows liberation theology cannot
call himself a Catholic." Likewise, although the Catholics have
looked at Reverend Moon as a heretic, the Catholic University of La
Plata in Argentina conferred an honorary degree upon me.
That means the time has come for you to take the offensive. We have
been on the defensive for too long. Now when people ask, "What's
going on with Reverend Moon'?" you can say, "Did you see
the videotape? Did you hear what the Catholic University of La Plata
did?" You have so much to talk about.
Reverend Moon proposed something that most people haven't dared to
dream: to unite the states of Latin America. Also I have proposed that
the heads of the major religions of the world come together and edit an
international world Bible-one Bible for the six religions. Everybody has
applauded this idea.
If I continue like this, you will all get so inflated you will
just blow away! But to make a long story short, Reverend Moon is an
extraordinary, mysterious man, isn't that true! In virtually every area,
including technology and the media, people are realizing that Reverend
Moon is a most valuable person. Maybe the CIA and the FBI don't want me
to continue to talk about these things; perhaps they are too frightened!
The inmates at Danbury always see me scrubbing the floor, working in
the kitchen, playing pool, and so forth, but they never imagined the true
role of Reverend Moon. If they came here and saw our huge gathering today,
half of them would have a heart attack! One rule that guides my life is
that no matter how unpleasant a situation, if it will bring benefit to God
and to humanity, I will not hesitate to go there, including the prison.
1984 was an extraordinary year for both God and Satan. They had an
incredible showdown. Therefore I offered Heung Jin as a pure sacrifice
on January 2. On July 20, I entered Danbury prison. There was so much
debt to pay but now that debt is becoming cleared. Nobody else can pay
We have to give enough that Satan himself is satisfied. After
the sacrifice of Heung Jin and my going into prison, Satan will say,
"I have no more accusation. I am satisfied." Thus the books
will be closed. For Reverend Moon, who knows this truth, prison is not
a prison. It is a way of achieving God's will.
Our time of victory has come. No longer do we have to deal with
"street people," vagrants and spiritually strange people.
Now we are going to be working with ministers, lawyers, leaders of
government, professors and university presidents. All of you will be
standing behind me. Those Christian ministers and such will be standing
behind you. You are the ones in the Abel position to those people;
therefore, you are the ones who take the initiative. You provide the
How can you link yourself to at least 120 Christian ministers this
year? Jesus Christ needed 120 disciples to unite with him and because
they did not, the crucifixion was inevitable. But once you link together
120 ministers behind you, nothing is impossible.
I want you to understand that at the end of World War 11 in 1945,
I declared the 40-year course. That 40-year course is culminating this
year. Furthermore, independence came to Korea in 1948. Likewise the new
Israel came into being in 1948. From the two Israels, the 40 year course
will be consummated in 1988.
Korea has a unique opportunity now to advance on the world level.
Likewise the United States is at a very important juncture and has to
learn how to deal with Red China and the Soviet Union.
Reverend Moon, all by himself, has prepared certain measures that will
prevent catastrophe. We will organize and train Christian ministers all
over the country. By my going to Danbury, such great opportunity has
Even if those ministers know the Bible by heart, they do not know the
heart of the Bible if they do not know Divine Principle. That is why I
am giving them the videotapes. When I come out of the prison, I will go
around the country to meet ministers. Likewise I will go to universities
and speak. By then they will know the truth about Reverend Moon.
You are committing yourselves to go beyond 1985, beyond all the
difficulties of the family, and educate 120 ministers. By doing so, all
these things I have been describing will become a reality. From now on,
you don't have to pay the indemnity; I have already paid it. All you
have to do is harvest. Then by the year 1987, I won't have to remain in
this country. I want to go back to North Korea, the place of my birth. I
would like to do my home church work there.
Those of you who say, "We will follow your instructions. We are
going to reach 120 ministers in the year of 1985," raise your hands