REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE DAY OF THE VICTORY
October 4, 1985
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
The people gathered together here this morning are members of the
worldwide Unification Church. The word "unification" in
English doesn't convey the full meaning. The Chinese characters for
unification, pronounced Tong Il in Korean, convey a meaning that
includes education leading toward a unified goal. Kyo he means
church and that is comprised of two Chinese characters. He means
meeting or congregation and Kyo means teaching or education.
Thus the literal meaning is a congregational meeting for education. The
education of what? Teaching the religious truth.
What is religion? In Korean we call it Chung Kyo and that is
again comprised of two Chinese characters. Chung means the
backbone or the beam, so religion is the beam teaching, or the teaching
of central truth. Therefore, when we say Tong Il Kyohoi, or
Unification Church, within that name is contained all the implications
of what we stand for: highest and deepest teaching for the purpose of
unifying toward one goal. That is the literal meaning of the
Once you understand the full meaning of the Unification Church, you
know that it is bringing the central truth of all religions.
Furthermore, Tong Il Kyohoi truly means the meeting between God
and people-the congregation. Who is at the center of the
congregation-the members of the Unification Church or God? It is God.
Therefore, wherever we go, the center of our activities and meetings is
In the traditional Christian churches, who is the center- God or
Jesus? Many cannot answer that question; they are not sure about it.
But we know that Jesus did not come to earth by his own will; he was
sent here by God. Always there is a subject and object relationship;
that is how everything is manifested.
What is the purpose of your life? Now that you have learned the
meaning of the Unification Church, how do you answer that question?
Is there any individual who is perfected in the eyes of God? Are
there any societies or tribes that are perfected? What about nations?
The world? Since nothing is perfected, everything has to be
reanalyzed. Even among all the saints in history, can we see any who
were truly perfected according to the Unification Church's concept of
perfection? That is a big question. Do you mean that God has been
working throughout human history, but there is not even one individual,
much less one family, one society or nation that is perfected according
to the will of God? That is a big problem, then.
Even the pope, the head of the hundreds of millions of Roman
Catholics, is not perfected according to the viewpoint of God and the
Unification Church and Reverend Moon.
When God created human beings, He created not only men but also
women. Did He create woman simply to give man a friend. to keep him
from being lonely? Or was Eve meant to be more than just a friend to
Adam? No matter who, even the celibate pope, has to answer, "God
created man and woman so that they could become a pair, get married and
form a family through which they could multiply and expand their
Why were men and women born? To be educated in the purpose of life;
to marry, or to accomplish unification; and then were to go forward
into a fulfilling life. This is the path of perfection.
No matter how powerful a king of some nation may be, if he is all
by himself in the palace, he is a miserable man. He's got to have a
queen; without a queen, he cannot even think of having a family. All
people were meant to be educated about the purpose of life, to grow up
centered upon God and to be unified in marriage, leading to a
fulfilling life. For what ultimate purpose? The ultimate goal is joy.
God will be joyful, creation will be joyful, spirit world will be
joyful; everything will be joyful. But the word "joyful" will
never tee fulfilled unless man and woman come together in unified and
harmonious give and take.
What is God's purpose? What is Satan's goal? God is trying to
create a joyful world and Satan is trying to create a sad and miserable
world. What is shameful or sad, according to God's ideal? In a world
in which men and women are living together in harmony, someone all by
himself is a sad sight to see. Can a man say, "I'm totally
self-suffcient. I don't need anybody else"? Is that a joyful
situation? He may figure that he can cook his own meals and eat them
all by himself, but God does not pay attention to that kind of
"society" God is interested in the society of give and take
on the individual, family, society, national and worldwide levels.
I feel as though I have been on a journey for the past year and,
now that I have come back, I see that all of you have become spotted
with dirt; so now I want to clean you off.
The meaning of joyful does not include the individual by himself
Joy means harmony and harmony means give and take; that requires more
than one party. Among all the actions of people, the most beautiful is
the action of true love.
If you were smiling and talking all by yourself in a room, other
people would think you were crazy. There must be a subject and object
relationship for joy to exist. God is trying to create a totally joyful
world, while Satan wants to destroy joy and create the opposite kind of
world. When these two opposing elements come into their most heated
confrontation, that is what we call the end of the world. Satan would
like to destroy the world in one final strike.
The joyful world begins with a man and woman, but it must spread
outward to the surrounding people. There must be children and
grandchildren, as well as an entire society, relating in joy. Some
people might ask, "Why do we need children; why do we need
grandchildren?" It is to create the mainstream of joy connected to
the past, present and future. Only in the family can we find the past,
present and future flowing together-in the grandparents, the parents,
the children and grandchildren. That formula cannot be changed by the
passage of time; it will never change.
When we talk about something ideal, we do not mean just one
dimension, like a flat sheet of paper, but in all directions, like a
globe. The ideal, wholesome joy can only be found in the system of the
family. God can ask Adam and Eve, "What do you have to show me
that you are very proud of?" They can answer, "Family
joy" That is wholesome, total joy; it includes front and back,
left and right and up and down. Joy emanates in every direction. The
secret, as well as the formula, for joy is centered on the family which
God is trying to install. Satan knows this truth, too; therefore, he is
trying to destroy the family and create misery.
What kind of people are gathered here? You are Moonies, mostly
American Moonies, while I am a Korean Moonie. Most American people want
to say, "We are first-class people of the number one country in
the world" But I am asking if American pride is justified. Let's
look at the families of America. Do the young people love and take care
of the older people, the so-called senior citizens? The American people
have failed that first test. I have been rejected, in a way, by the
American people because I have been speaking honestly. But the
universal law remains the same, whether people listen to me or not.
You women tell me, are American families passing or failing,
according to the definition of the joyful family which I have been
speaking of? Satan knew God's purposes well, so he determined to
destroy the true family formula all over the world. Satan has
especially targeted the American family; you must know that clearly.
Many American young people are saying, "I don't need a spouse; I
don't need to have children" Is that a joyful society? Who guides
this kind of life style? It is none other than Satan. Satan's AIDS
American society, the so-called leader of the world, is becoming a
destructive satanic weapon, from God's point of view. This society
which virtually rejects old people and whose young people don't want to
take responsibility for their marriages or their children is simply
becoming Satan's weapon. But in order to fight this weapon, a new
weapon has been created by God-the Unification Church. Satan has laid
his traps throughout America, while those who are uncovering them and
shattering them to pieces are the members of the Unification Church and
Reverend Moon. That is what the Unification Church revolution is
God is watching what the Unification Church is really doing. Are
the members becoming victims of Satan's traps or are they victorious
over them? God is watching to see whether Unification Church members
will be swallowed or will swallow those traps, digest them and create a
America has been going in the wrong direction and that is why
Reverend Moon came and attacked that satanic tradition. I am
challenging and struggling not for my own sake but for the sake of
humanity and the ultimate fulfillment of God's goal. America has become
an influence of corruption to the rest of the world and I came to stop
In so many places throughout this country, lonely old grandparents
are living all by themselves, pale and miserable, with nothing to smile
about. Men and women are going their different directions, not even
meeting each other. Children are on their own, running around all by
themselves. This is the saddest situation, these sad families of
This is shameful in the sight of nature, too. The male and female
birds sing to one another in love; even the insects make the music of
love. All those creatures were meant to be appreciated by people; we
were supposed to be inspired by the reflection of ourselves through the
beauty of creation. The creatures sing with joy just as men and women
are supposed to sing in joy, centering upon God's true love. Do you
want the rest of the world to follow the American way of life? That
will only lead to disaster and that is why we are trying to
revolutionize this country.
The means by which we will do this are simple: the law of
restoration by indemnity. America will be restored through indemnity.
Therefore the young white people should love an elderly black couple as
their own grandparents. Extremes should come together and if the
different elements can really overcome and be joyful under those
circumstances, America's problems will be solved. Since this is what
God wants, Reverend Moon came to America to accomplish it. Many people
have thought that Reverend Moon came to destroy America, but I am doing
the opposite. We are working to see God's will being done in America;
that is salvation.
What is your citizenship? Would you rather be a United States
citizen or a Heavenly citizen? You are greedy for goodness, aren't you?
I have been conducting a leadership conference at East Garden for the
past several days for regional directors and European and Asian
leaders. East Garden is like a special training center. Some members
have complained, "Father is an Oriental and we don't like that
style" Many leaders have come to the conclusion that I chastise
America because I am an Oriental.
When you go to the spirit world, who will you look for first? Will
you say, "Where are the True Parents?" Even though you met
the True Parents on earth doesn't mean that you will be automatically
connected with them in spirit world. Unless you do the will of God and
the True Parents, you will be a stranger to them up there.
American people are chastised by me and you think, "Oh, Father
doesn't love us" But you should think about a schoolteacher. Does
the good teacher allow his students to work only 25 minutes and then
the rest of the hour to play and goof off? No, a good teacher is stern
and always pushes you to accomplish more, saying, "Why are you one
minute late? You must do all your homework! If you don't answer
correctly, you must stand up" He is stern because he is working to
ensure a good future for his students.
You have no idea how stern God was in training me. God is an
incredibly disciplined teacher, so if I wanted to go this way, God
would push me in the opposite direction. If I wanted to slacken up a
little bit, God would push me to the limit. So you can understand my
viewpoint. I am always looking at things with my eyeglasses of
unification, my Tong n Kyo He eyeglasses.
I have already spoken for one hour and ten minutes and I have just
warmed up! The most important theme so far is why God created the
world: He wanted to have a joyful, loving world with the family as the
foundation. Love is at the center of past, present and future. The
oldest, great, great, great, greatest grandparent is God. When you dig
deeper and deeper, you come to the place of God. And the youngest
offspring are within the mainstream of this joyful system. The only
unit that connects the extremes of old and young is the family, not the
nation. This is the formula and the yardstick of measurement. It
doesn't matter what your nationality is, whether American, Korean,
Japanese or whatever. Everybody is measured according to how you
fulfill the family ideal. You will be elevated to the highest heaven or
lowered to the lowest hell in spirit world according to this standard.
Through this formula, the harvest ripens and is put into a
beautiful storage place. That storage place is called the Kingdom of
Heaven in heaven. There is quality control there-first quality, second
quality, inferior quality and flunked out. Everybody will eventually be
put into some category.
God has been judging from this standpoint throughout history and
nobody has passed so far, so no one has entered the highest Heaven.
Many have been consigned to the trash cans of hell. There is a better
grade called Paradise, but that is not Heaven. In the Principle we say
that the Kingdom of Heaven is empty because no one ever fulfilled the
requirements to enter those gates.
People commit sin with their eyes, nose, mouth, ears and body. The
person who looks at his spouse with a hateful eye and not a loving one
will find himself blinded in spirit world. People who listen to satanic
sounds will be deaf in spirit world. Those who speak evil all the time
will find that they have no mouth. Whatever you use to commit sin on
the earth will be damaged and disfigured when you go to the next world.
You cannot deceive anybody in spirit world; whatever you have sown, you
Americans have thought they were number one citizens of the world,
but they will find in the Kingdom of Heaven it is not so. Many American
ministers have not wanted to hear Reverend Moon speaking the truth and
have tried to get me to leave this country, but I will continue to
speak because nobody can stop the truth. Let anyone oppose me who
wishes to; let us see who is victorious in the end.
When America sent me to jail it was almost like a wrestling match,
in which America was trying to throw Reverend Moon and defeat him once
and for all. But I was never thrown, and by the time I came out of
prison there were many American people saying, "Hooray for
Reverend Moon!" like a band of cheerleaders.
So far I have spoken clearly about my mission; you know that in
pursuing my mission I came to America. America sent me to jail and
thought it was finished with me. On the contrary, Reverend Moon
resurrected stronger than ever. Now after my return from prison, on
this Day of Victory of Heaven, I would like to speak clearly
about the dispensation in America.
This is the 45th day after my release from prison, so a total of 44
days have elapsed since then. The number 44 represents the heavenly
four-position foundation, which has been dominated by Satan until this
time. I am trying to restore that number on the basis of the family.
That is why I have spoken about the ideal family and also about the
joyful world and the goal of God.
Your grandparents, your spouse and your children are like your
three guiding angels to get you into Heaven. We learn from each of
these relationships. That is the real family tradition. What is
marriage? It is education in unity. The man learns about the woman's
realm and the woman learns about the man's realm. Neither of you can
know about these things until you get married, so marriage is like
entering the school of the opposite sex. If you get a good report card
of 100 points, then both the husband and wife will be absolutely happy
Having children is another level of education. By loving your
children, you learn how to love the world; also you connect with the
future. Through your grandparents you connect with the past and also to
the spirit world. You can learn from them about tradition and your
family history. Every level of education, whether through your spouse,
your children or your grandparents, is centered upon one thing- love.
With this love you can travel into timeless space, from past, present,
and future, almost like blood running in the bloodstream. Blood runs
everywhere, from the bottom of your feet to the top of your head. By
the same token, with love you can travel through timeless space. How
wonderful is the authority of love!
What is the road to happiness? It is to become the servant, even
the slave, of love. A stately, dignified grandfather might find the
husband and wife fighting and say, "Oh, my children, you shouldn't
do that. Let me help you overcome your differences" Likewise, he
might find the grandchildren quarreling and say, "My
grandchildren! I love you so much! Please don't fight!" The
grandfather in that case is serving everyone in the role of mediator.
Perhaps a wife has the habit of nagging all the time. The good
husband doesn't fight with her. Instead, he says, "Darling, I
understand" The good husband is the servant, even the slave, of
From this perspective, we can understand God. God is the greatest,
highest possible king, with the essence of love. Therefore, God walks
the road of a servant. That is why I have taught you to go forth,
"With the heart of the Father, in the shoes of a servant"
That is the basic philosophy of God, of Reverend Moon and of the
That has been exactly my attitude. After the American government
sentenced me to prison, did I say, "I'll beat you! I'll destroy
you!"? No, I said, "America, I will continue to serve and
love you" When was The Washington Times created? It was during the
time when the government was prosecuting me. That is one way I have
shown my love for this country. In the future, all Americans will weep
when they realize this.
There were two other publications that were formed during my
Danbury time. One was the national weekly newsmagazine called Insight.
A new issue of this comes out every Wednesday. At the same time, I
directed the creation of a seven hundred page monthly magazine called
The World and 1, something unprecedented in this country.
Why did we create this new monthly magazine? The American media is
a fast moving realm, with no principled direction. Everybody moves from
one subject to another, one crisis, one event after another. But the
world needs to be educated and guided in the right direction. There are
certain principles that the society, nation and world need to follow
and the media is one means of leadership. Thus we assembled highly
esteemed academic people and writers to produce this magazine and to
point to the proper direction. We have already formed the academic
organization called PWPA in many nations around the world. All these
things are the fruits of the love I have for America and the rest of
What and who is God? As we said, He is the servant of love, the
slave of love, coming down to accomplish the happiness of mankind. God
must teach His philosophy to mankind, so the challenge is one of
education. God must install a certain system by which He can educate
mankind centered on this love.
Within human society there are different levels and entities, such
as the family, and there is a certain system of organization. There
has been no true connection between these levels, however, because
satanic love always divided us. God wants to unify the whole divided
social system under true love; Satan divided them under satanic love.
The Day of the Victory of Heaven has incredible meaning. When we
talk about such a victory, then we are talking about one thing-the
victory of God's love. Wherever satanic love is governing, that
territory belongs to Satan; wherever God's love is governing, that
territory belongs to God. There has been a territorial dispute in the
world. Our question is: how can we claim more and more satanic
territories for God? How can God install His system of love? How can we
become unified? We need a textbook to learn from. We have many
textbooks but no true textbook for the reconstruction of love.
We must reconstruct eight different levels, beginning with the very
bottom of the social level, which is servant of servants. Next is
servant, then adopted son or daughter, then stepson or stepdaughter,
then Eve, then Adam, then God, then true love. Every echelon was
attacked by Satan; they all became alienated from each other. Our task
is to break through each barrier and to unify them with the higher
levels. Ultimately we reach true love through these eight degrees. The
Principle teaches us the path of restoration, which is not centered on
money, knowledge or power but only upon love.
What is the central point of faith? One can have faith in many
things. Some people have faith in science or culture. Many people have
faith in God, but what must be at the center of that faith? It must be
true love. Any religion which does not teach this point will wither
The religion that will survive and prosper and go on forever must
teach love centered on the family. Every religion has its own
scriptures, but the Christian Bible is the greatest. Why is that? The
reason is simple: the Bible describes God as a Father, as in the center
of a family. And Jesus is described as His only-begotten son, or the
number one son. Furthermore, the Bible depicts humanity in a bride's
position, with Jesus as the bridegroom. The Bible uses the language of
the family and exalts it.
The Bible also predicts the most joyful day for humanity- the day
of the Marriage of the Lamb. What is that? That is the wedding day
between the bridegroom and the bride. As you know, this was supposed to
have been accomplished in the Garden of Eden, between Adam and Eve. But
since that marriage was attacked and broken, God wanted it to be
restored in the time of Jesus. Christianity is truly the central
religion of the world because it is centered upon love within the
family. That is also why Christianity became the dominant worldwide
God wanted the Christian teaching to guide the world, and He gave
us one great opportunity right after World War II through the dominance
of American Christianity. What is America's responsibility? It is very
clear from God's viewpoint: as the representative of world
Christianity, America must create a society and lead the world to
become a place where true love permeates and prevails and where unity
of all the social levels can be realized. The American nation has that
chosen position from God to save the world.
After the end of World War II in 1945, if humanity and the world
had accepted Reverend Moon, God's ideal could have been established
within 40 years. Within less than seven years time, the Principle could
have been propagated to the whole world. We would not see the corrupted
society we see in America today. Communism would have no power or
influence. It would be an entirely different world.
Unfortunately, that God-given opportunity right after World War II
was lost. Therefore, I had to rebuild the foundation from scratch,
following the law of restoration through indemnity. Through the next 40
years, I built the Unification Church, the new foundation upon which
the dispensation of unity could be established.
After World War II, the six thousand years of fallen biblical
history had to be restored; this is the mission of the Unification
Church. If the Unification Church does not fulfill this mission, the
future will be dismal for the world; the world would be governed
entirely by Satan. We are seeing nowadays among some theologians the
"God is dead" philosophy. The God denying ideology of
communism is rampant, trying to take over the world. Secular humanism
is strong in the Western world, where people say, "We don't need a
savior. Everybody is equal. There is no God; religion and morality are
useless; everybody should just do what he wants and follow his own
These anti-God attitudes such as secular humanism, communism, and
the "God is dead" theology are making it impossible for God
to find a foothold on earth. Religion has become corrupted and
impotent; families have been broken and divided; society is becoming
more and more diseased; and the young people are being destroyed. God
had to do something and that something was the Unification Church and
The eight levels of society have to be restored in these 40 years.
Within the democratic world, we have come up step by step during my
lifetime. God is actually preparing a textbook of true religion. God
Himself walked the path to restore these eight levels. He gave His
example and model and had it written into the textbook of religion.
Look at the Old and New Testament. In the Old Testament, man
started out from the servant of servants level, coming up to servant.
Then the New Testament recorded the rise to the adopted son's position,
then stepson's position, then the point of the true son. The
Unification Church's responsibility is to go from stepson's position up
to true love.
What is a stepchild? He lives with one parent and another person
who is not his real parent. As with Cain and Abel, there is one family
with two kinds of children. That is what the problems of our society
can be boiled down to-the Cain and Abel separation. Since you already
know the Principle, I don't have to go into detail about this.
Even though the truth was contained in the Old and New Testaments,
no one was able to fully interpret it. For that reason, God had to send
the Messiah to earth to clarify the truth and describe it clearly, step
by step, all the way to the top.
Jesus absolutely followed the God-centered tradition, as epitomized
in his prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, "Not my will, but Thy
will be done, Father" During Jesus' time, there was supposed to be
unity between Joseph's family and Zechariah's family through the
Marriage of the Lamb. But that did not take place and instead was
broken into pieces, and the result was the crucifixion. At this time of
the Second Advent, therefore, the two brothers are represented by the
Western world and the Oriental world.
If there had been no crucifixion, Christianity would have traveled
from East to West; but history was turned around and went from the
Western world-the analytical, physical, scientific world-to the spirit
centered Eastern world. If Jesus had not been crucified, then he would
have united 12 tribes under him, and the Arab world could have become
unified within his lifetime. Then the dispensation would have moved to
the Indian culture and to the Chinese culture. All the religions of
those areas would have come under Jesus Christ's teachings. With that
formidable power, they could have confronted the Roman Empire.
However, because of the crucifixion, the Arab world and the Jewish
world are still divided. Furthermore, the Christians had to go to the
Roman Empire and endure terrible persecution and martyrdom. After
spreading through the Western world first, now Christianity is going
back to the Asian world.
At this time, the Western world is turning toward the East for
inspiration. Young people are interested in all the fashions and
cultural trends coming out of the Orient. Why has Japan become so
powerful and respected, not only in the economic realm but also in the
political, cultural and social realms? The reason is that the time has
come when world attention must be given to the Orient.
Satan knows what God's will is, so he wants to prevent the West
from uniting with the East. He doesn't want to see the United States
becoming more friendly with Japan and the other Asian nations. It is
in Satan's interests to cut off trade with Japan, Singapore, Malaysia,
Taiwan and the Asian sector, to isolate the United States through
protective trade barriers and so forth.
Who is running the United States government today? Who are the
people most influential over American public opinion? They are
left-leaning people with secular values, such as we find in the liberal
media. These are the people who promote God-denying principles and
policies which are ultimately favorable to Satan. I know this very
clearly and I know that God had to do something to prevent this
situation from continuing. God's solution was to send Reverend Moon to
this country to stop these things.
Furthermore, Reverend Moon has the mission of restoring the
sovereignty of love here in America, as well as to bring unity between
the United States and the Asian sector. Satan has always held the
sovereignty over love and thus he came to control the church and the
family. The mission of Reverend Moon and the mission of the Unification
Church are the same-to plant the love of God back in this country, to
restore the family system and the churches. Those are our three
We are in the midst of the battle right now. Satan is trying very
hard to break down unity between the East and West, particularly
between the United States and Korea. Japan and Korea are the only two
Asian nations who have not been deeply influenced by communism. If
that beachhead is lost, all the Asian territory will be lost and I
cannot let this happen. I worry about communist China, a gigantic
country with one billion people. I have been praying about how to turn
that country around and my prayers are being answered.
The communists are also working to aggravate racial tensions
between the Anglo-Saxons and Latin American people. As you know, the
United States Congress at one time rejected 14 million dollars in aid
for the Nicaraguan freedom fighters, wanting to close the door on
Central America. But that meant Central America was destined to become
another Vietnam. Thus The Washington Times made a historic announcement
and pledged to raise the 14 million dollars itself, if the government
refused to do it. Because of that, the White House and the
Administration and Congress were ashamed and later 27 million dollars
were approved for the Nicaraguan rebels.
The American media are hateful toward us and don't want to report
our successes, but I don't care whether they report them or not. It's
already written in the book of God's history, the Unification Church
history, and United States history. That time was the turning point for
the survival of this nation because if the United States is defeated in
Central America, the next target will be Mexico and then this country.
I knew that if this country became that vulnerable, worldwide salvation
would not be possible.
I would like to see Unificationism influence the American
government and public opinion, as well as bring unity among the
established Christian churches. On the day of my release, August 20,
1985, great unity was made. A dispensational miracle is occurring now.
Forty years ago, on August 15, 1945, unity with Christianity was
supposed to have occurred, but things happened entirely differently.
So within forty years I laid the foundation which included suffering in
Danbury, the modern Crucifixion. Finally that moment has come again so
that this nation and Christianity can embrace the True Parents for the
first time. Reverend Moon, in the name of True Parents, restored at
once the national and historical worldwide victory.
At the Mount of Calvary with Jesus' crucifixion, all the foundation
was lost; but now it has been restored. Two thousand years of
Christianity became the foundation for the new Abel-type Christianity,
which is the Unification Church. Ronald Reagan is president of the
United States, but he doesn't know how to lead the world. Only one
person knows the direction of God and the key to the survival of
America and the free world-that is Reverend Moon!
This is the time of juncture between East and West. From now on,
Western civilization will continue to decline and the new culture
centered upon God, the Unification civilization, will continue to rise.
People may laugh at my statement today but you will see in the future
that this is true.
History was begun in the wrong direction by Adam, Eve and the
archangel, as well as by Cain and Abel. Now at the time of the end of
the world, Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel are all enemies on the world level.
The appearance of the four primary dispensational nations is
inevitable: Korea is the Adam nation; Japan is the Eve nation; the
United States is the Abel-type archangel nation; and Germany is the
Cain-type archangel nation. Originally, centering upon the second
coming of the Messiah, England was supposed to have been the Eve
nation, America would have been in the Abel son's position, and the
Cain nation would have been France. However, all these things were
changed because of the failure of the dispensation at that time.
Everything had to be reorganized and thus Japan became the Eve
nation to Korea. America and Germany became the two archangel nations.
As you know, France and England have had a long history of enmity, and
so have France and Germany, and Germany and England. Because of the
failure of established Christianity after the coming of the Lord of the
Second Advent, the four enemy nations-Japan, the United States,
Germany, and Korea-came together in this historical role.
Where should this unity be accomplished? In the United States of
America, because this is the central Christian nation. Therefore, I
have brought together all the leaders of our worldwide church to
America, and together with me they are serving this cause. Those four
dispensational countries have to make a unified foundation in one
After the Korean and Japanese leaders came here, many of you said,
"We don't need them!" Is this right or wrong? No matter how
difficult it is to become citizens of God's Kingdom, we must make this
foundation in America; otherwise, we can't march on and build the
Kingdom of Heaven. That Kingdom will be built upon the unity of the
four enemy nations.
In the world today, Korea is divided between North and South and
Germany is divided between East and West. This is a symbol of the
division between the first Cain and Abel. There are two different world
brothers-communism and democracy. They also represent the thieves on
either side of Jesus on the cross. At that time, the good thief and the
bad thief argued with each other. At this time, the Abel realm of the
world asserts that there is a God, while the Cain realm denies God.
I have been studying English but it is very difficult for a man of
my age to retain what he learns. I study the dictionary and memorize
new things, but the next day I wake up and it's all gone from my brain!
You are young people, so you can learn much more quickly and better
than me. After 1990, you have to know Korean. Otherwise, you won't be
able to come to Korea. You think about that. Moonies are the people who
are following me, following the Unification course, so Moonies who
cannot speak Korean will not have any excuse. This is the viewpoint of
Principle. Do you understand that clearly?
The enemy nations have gathered together under one teaching-that of
true love and the True Parents. Now where are we going? We are going to
find our own land, the land of Canaan. This is what the mobilization is
all about at this time. The Unification Church must be able to educate
and lead the world. All the world's countries are represented in
We have a mission ahead of us to promote the election of a
President of the United States whom God approves. Also we must promote
senators and congressmen who are God loving. The same is true for local
officials, such as mayors. How can we do such a thing? It is very
simple: Christianity and the Unification Church have to become united;
that will bring the desired result.
We have an IFVOC membership in Korea of more than seven million and
even more than that in Japan. Through this formidable strength, God's
will can be taught throughout these countries to the politicians and
Now in the United States, a truthful viewpoint can be promoted
through The Washington Times. When the President is wrong, The
Washington Times will say so; when the Congress is wrong, The
Washington Times will say so. When the Times accused Reagan, saying,
"You are not the Rambo president; you are the Gumbo
president," Reagan got mad. Let him get mad; he deserved to get
mad. Meanwhile, the rest of the media wonders what The Washington Times
Some people think that these are crazy acts; they say,
"Reverend Moon is just throwing his money away" But I am not
crazy and I am not throwing money away. You will see. Secularism in
America is losing its power. Reverend Moon has been changing the
direction of the United States. The government has not been able to
stop the Moonies, nor could it eliminate Reverend Moon's influence. In
fact, more and more American people are rallying behind me.
At Jesus' crucifixion, the two thieves were far from united and
were arguing with each other. At the time of Danbury, which was my
crucifixion, Christianity was divided into two poles-one is
conservative, represented by Jerry Falwell, and the other is liberal,
represented by Joseph Lowery. These two sides have fought like cats and
dogs on virtually every issue, but on the issue of Reverend Moon, they
have united. That is providentially important.
Likewise, established Christianity and the Unification Church are
united centering on me, which was represented at the August 20 banquet.
With the unity of the Unification Church, established Christianity, and
the government of the United States, God's providence will be fulfilled
and completed. We will make it happen! I have the plan; when I was in
Danbury, I knew how to make that happen.
As you know, the goal of our mobilization now is to meet with
70,000 ministers. Multiplied by three, that makes 210,000. Multiply
that by three and you have more than 600,000. Moses' people who left
Egypt numbered 600,000; today, in the wilderness of the 20th century
Canaan, I am again organizing a movement of 600,000.
After 40 years, the Israelites entered Canaan. Now we are going
into Canaan on the worldwide level. This is the first time religious
leaders have been taught such a thing. We are bringing new direction to
them. When they understand this direction, they will follow. We are
bringing order to the country and we are marching on, always moving.
You must go out now and take the persecution; this is not the time to
stay home. If you don't go out now, I will be the one to accuse you and
say, "Why don't you work for the ideal world?" Even if you
are not being persecuted by others, I will persecute you! I don't want
to see mankind failing to move at this crucial time, the culmination of
all providential restoration history. Those who understand God's
providence clearly, please raise your hands.
The Day of the Victory of Heaven was actually installed on
October 4, 1976. The fulfillment of that providence was supposed to
unfold within seven years; however, because of the court battles and
other opposition, the dispensational moment was delayed. This is the
eighth year after the installation of the Day of the Victory of
Heaven, so we are marking a new beginning today.
1945 was supposed to be the time when established Christianity and
I could unite, and upon this unity, God would have unfolded His
dispensation. Since that was not done, I initiated the Unification
Church movement and created the new foundation which has been
developing now for 40 years. Today the Unification Church and I are
united and we are declaring truly the Day of the Victory of
Heaven. Based on the Danbury victory, today, October 4, 1985, 1 am
marking the final chapter of the dispensation and the new beginning of
the Day of the Victory of Heaven.
History is repeating today the events at the time of Moses. Joshua
and Caleb led the second generation of Israelites into the land of
Canaan with the slogan, "Be Bold and Strong" Today our slogan
is exactly the same; fortunately, the first generation today doesn't
have to fall in the wilderness. The first and second generations can go
together into the promised land upon the restoration of Cain and Abel.
Because my own family has restored that situation, now we can all be
united and enter Canaan together.
Our movement has to educate the leaders of this country. We are
essentially an educational movement. If the political parties in
America continue along the path they are going, this country will
definitely decline. Our job is to educate them in the love of God. We
have already educated thousands of ministers and, secondly, we must
reach out to the lawmakers and politicians. We are doing this through
the CAUSA programs. Eventually we will be able to teach the national
senators and congressmen.
No matter what the politicians may say now, eventually they will
have to listen to our message. Even though many Americans are boastful
today, saying, "We don't need a prophet, particularly from the
Orient. We don't want to be told what to do,' they will change.
American people are basically big, open-minded people. They are
willing to listen to black people, Hispanics and Asians, and we are
bringing together all these different kinds of people under the one
ideology of Godism.
According to biblical teaching, what is the role of a prophet? The
prophets received the message from God and then taught the king and the
rest of the country. If the king listened to the prophet, their country
prospered. If they didn't, they suffered. Today is no different. The
role of the prophet is the same, no matter whether the people like what
he says or not. You must know this very clearly. My message today shall
be called the Belvedere Declaration. It is the most significant message
I have given since leaving Danbury. I want to give a historical
analysis of our entire situation and give you clear direction as to
what to do.
I am working to see the unity of the twin brothers-East and West.
Once Reverend Moon is accepted, unity on every level will be possible.
When twins are in the mother's womb, are they back-to-back or
face-to-face? Are they in different positions, one upside down? They
are both facing each other and in the same position. That means they
are not fighting; within the womb, twins are face-to-face and united.
Between the twin brothers of East and West, who is the elder? It
is the East. The origin of all the major religions is in the East, even
Christianity. The East is in the subject position. What about Jesus?
Was he an Italian? No, he came from Israel, which is part of Asia
Minor. The Unification Church came from Asia, as did the other major
God is like a gardener who not only planted a tree but also created
it. When the tree is grown, along comes a little monkey who climbs up
and says, "This is my tree!" He becomes boastful. God laughs
at him and says, "You monkey, what are you doing? That is my
tree, not yours!" Many Western people are like that monkey,
wanting to control and claim everything as theirs, disregarding God.
In the past seven years, we haven't given proper treatment to the
Day of the Victory of Heaven. On this eighth observance, we are going
to renew our celebration and resurrect the meaning of this day.
I could not call for all the state and city leaders to come here
today because our activities would be disrupted. Therefore, I invited
all the business leaders from around the world, including Japan, Korea
and Europe. Also I asked all the regional directors in America to come
to East Garden. I have been meeting with them since September 30.
This is the fifth day of the conference; for the first two days,
they listened to me at East Garden and everybody was so happy. But by
the third day, everybody had a backache. They were all thinking,
"Oh, Father, haven't we listened to you enough?" So I
thought, "l have educated them wrong!" I let them rest last
night so they could listen to me today without falling asleep. I want
them to hear this message on the Day of the Victory of Heaven so that
we can make a new beginning. I am really sweating today, making a very
Six thousand years of fallen history need to be indemnified. In
order to do that, there must be a showcase or model. That model has
been erected during the past 40 years by me, but actually God is the
pioneer. God has been showing the example of how to overcome and break
the barriers on each level. The prophets in history showed how to do
it, people like Noah, Abraham, Moses and especially Jesus Christ. But
people haven't been able to understand the pattern, so during these 40
years I have been summarizing a clear-cut pattern, giving you a
So far I have been fulfilling the role of Abel, but that role was
supposed to have been filled by Christianity. I have been showing
Christianity what the true Abel is like, on a worldwide scale. In the
past, prophets came on a national or a tribal level, but I have been
giving the model on the worldwide level. From the worldwide level, I am
giving a model for the individual, family, tribe, society, nation,
world and cosmos. The cosmic level covers everything, even hell.
The Danbury dispensation created a highway from hell into heaven,
in a way. That was the purpose of Danbury and that has been fulfilled.
What does that mean? It means the satanic world has to retreat.
When the harvest season arrives, everybody goes out and harvests
the grain; otherwise the grain will be lost. Rain might come and ruin
it, so the father and mother and even the children go out and bring in
the grain. By the same token, we are in the middle of our harvest
season now. This is our mobilization time. When you understand the
historical dispensation, you know this is the final showdown for God.
Why do you hold on to Reverend Moon? That is the way you can go
over the hill of indemnity. Holding on to me, you can go all the way to
the top, through all of Satan's barriers. My mission has been to break
down all those barriers and unite each level with higher levels.
In every realm there are Cain and Abel divisions. In the democratic
world there are Cain and Abel; even in the satanic world there are Cain
and Abel. The Unification Church has the power to penetrate all
directions, not only within the democratic world but also the communist
world. That is why our movement is going to Moscow and the Soviet
Why do you need me? I am a model, an example for you. I am the only
one who can show you how to walk each level and be victorious so that
you can unify at a higher level. Because the first parents were the
prey of Satan and, therefore, became false parents, only the True
Parents can bring God's unity.
There is no one else who knows the true dispensational meaning of
the Unification Church, including all the church leaders. They are in
just the same position as you in that respect. Nobody but the True
Parents knows. The position of Father and Mother is like that of Adam
and Eve in the Garden of Eden. There was nobody else to listen to,
except the archangel who led them astray. True Parents cannot listen to
anybody at this time or discuss things. Do you understand? Many
American members think that I listen to Korean or Japanese leaders at
East Garden and that I am influenced by them, but that is wrong.
American leaders try to tell me, "Americans think a different
way. That won't work in America" Let me ask you: Is America the
Garden of Eden or anywhere near Heaven? At this time, the true man and
true woman have made a couple and must forge the vertical way.
Everybody else must follow that vertical way, then make the horizontal
way. This is the way of Principle. Do You understand?
The Oriental world writes up and down, vertically, while the
Western world writes from left to right, horizontally. Oriental people
usually sleep on their backs, while Western people often like to sleep
on their stomachs. When Koreans beckon for someone to come forward,
they gesture with their hands pointing downward, while Americans do it
with their hands pointing up. Likewise, the grammatical construction of
the language is entirely different. In English, you always put the
verb before the object of the sentence, such as, "I go to the
park" But in Korean and Japanese, they describe everything and
then put the verb last. There is more description.
I was surprised when I came to the West and saw so many left-handed
people. In the Orient, if anybody writes with the left hand, he is
considered a disabled person. Another difference is in the way people
eat at the dinner table. In the Orient, when you drink soup at someone
else's table, you are expected to make noise as a sign of enjoying it.
But in the West, you are supposed to be absolutely silent. You have to
be sneaky, practically hiding behind your bowl.
Who made all these contrasts between East and West? God did, in
order to make the world more interesting and to harmonize it in a more
Now let us draw our conclusion. I said initially that perfection
must be attained on every level-individual, family, tribe, nation, and
world. Ultimate perfection means the creation of a joyful world
centered on the love of God. Satan does not want that world to happen,
so he has divided the world, creating misery and corruption. In these
final days, God has brought true love to counteract Satan's false love.
Reverend Moon is pioneering true love on every level, both in the
spirit world and the physical world. I have gone down to the lowest
position and brought true love there. I have been showing the world how
God Himself walked each step of the way. In the past 40 years,
starting from the position of servant of servants, I have shown how
each level can be conquered and I have been demonstrating to the world
how to walk every step.
Beginning from Day One of these forty years, there was opposition.
Korean Christianity doggedly opposed us and they will continue until
the final day. God must allow Satan to do his utmost until the last
moment. The opposition reached the world level in 1976, its highest
point. All the tactics of that opposition, as well as the basic
materials, were provided by Korean Christianity. Through the use of
such materials, the United States government tried to finish off
Reverend Moon, but they were unsuccessful. Even though they did their
utmost and even put me into Jail, I have now been resurrected and am
The Job I still have to complete is that of dealing with the
communist world, in particular the Soviet Union. When I was in prison,
there were various declarations to the world that communism has lost
its power. The book, The End of Communism, was such a declaration.
Interestingly, Soviet citizens in Beirut were kidnapped for the first
time ever; always before, only Westerners were kidnapped. Also, high
ranking officials in the KGB in Britain have defected and exposed the
Soviet-European spy network. Dozens of spies were caught and deported.
KGB plants and spy rings have been exposed in the United States and
also in West Germany. The secular media have not been reporting the
truth but instead have distorted things many times. Therefore, we have
founded our own truth-centered media.
The enemies of our church just don't know what to do about us.
When they sent me to Danbury, they thought they could say a final
"Mansei!" Just as 2000 years ago, Satan's forces thought they
had their final victory when they nailed Jesus to the cross. However,
when I came out of prison, I came out as a hero and a martyr, a symbol
of freedom to many people. Now many American people and even the media
are supporting me, so our dedicated enemies don't know how to deal with
this. They are trying to make some counterattack, but they are saying,
"Where are our weapons?"
I know that anything I say at Belvedere can be heard by the KGB
almost simultaneously. Likewise, American intelligence can learn
everything I say. That is fine. Let them listen. Our headquarters are
listening, too-that is the headquarters of the Heavenly Kingdom and
The die is cast, the showdown is done. Our destiny has been
decided, no matter what else Satan may do. We have won the victory.
Now many nations will ask me to come and stay with them. People
will say, "Reverend Moon, we want you to come to South America,'
and I will say, "No, thank you" Others will ask me to come to
Europe but I will also say no. What about America? When American people
ask me to come here, what will I say? I will give you a condition, upon
which I will return to America. If Americans recognize God's goal to
bring unity between Korea, Japan and the United States, then I will be
The Moonies are working now in America, showing others how to unite
East and West. When the American people welcome and follow the Moonies,
they will be welcoming everybody. I'll be there, then. When America,
Japan and Germany are united, the physical, external construction of
the Kingdom of Heaven will be easy, since those three nations have some
of the most powerful economies on earth. The foundations are there.
Reverend Moon has a very good brain. If somebody doubts me, just wait
and see. We have already laid the foundation to make the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth in the scientific world, as well as in the realms of
culture, media, and technology.
During this East Garden conference, I have given tremendous
educational materials to you. This is the first time many leaders who
have been following me for decades were all gathered together. Many of
them were astonished to learn about all the things our movement is
Who is following the vertical path at this time, after 40 years?
Only the Moonies. There are two poles-the vertical and the horizontal.
To connect them both, we must make a perfect circle. Centering on God's
love, we make that circle on the individual level, the family level,
the tribal, national, world and cosmic levels. Everything must go
through that central point of God's love or it doesn't have any power.
Anything which is centered on this point of God's love can have the
power to continue to go on and on. That is Principle.
You can ask yourself, "Am I standing on that true love point,
or somewhere opposite that point? Am I standing on true love
individually, as a family?" I ask myself the same question.
What is our tribe? It is our Unification family. At East Garden, we
have many different people working hard, centering on the same True
Parents. I am not working now on the level of America; I am working on
the world level. At this time, you don't have your own foundation on
the family, tribal, national, world or cosmic level. I have indemnified
all the historical situations, so I have that kind of foundation. I
want to see all Unification members moving out to the world level. I
don't want to see you focusing on the individual or family situations.
I want to see only the world as your focus. You should say, "I
want to imitate Father's level of indemnity"
I want to bring the Unification Principles to the whole world. If
you don't move out to the world level, we cannot do that. This is the
last chance. You must think about that.
I have spoken today about the true meaning of the Day of Victory of
Heaven. It was supposed to have been fulfilled years ago. If President
Nixon had listened to my advice, this country would not be in this
position. Vietnam would not have ended up the way it did. Also, Carter
would not have had the opportunity to get elected.
The 1980 presidential election was a crucial one, in which Reagan
won a landslide victory. Only one newspaper in the country predicted
that-the paper owned by Reverend Moon. The 1984 election was also a
crucial one. In the recent past, no president has held office for two
full terms. Nixon didn't, Ford didn't and Carter didn't. The Mondale
and Ferraro team were virtually undermined by the expose printed in the
New York City Tribune and The Washington Times.
The Day of the Victory of Heaven was installed upon the victory of
the True Parents. Therefore, I have become the symbol of victory.
Nobody can get into Heaven without following the model, the symbol.
As you know, because of the victory in Danbury, all the persecution
has lost its power. If Jesus Christ had been able to enter the Roman
Empire himself and speak in their government assembly, giving his
message at that time, 400 years of Christian suffering would not have
been necessary after his death. Knowing that, I conquered every
possible potentiality for persecution through the Danbury victory.
This will affect not only the United States but the whole world.
The Unification missionaries in all our mission countries will reap the
same kind of victory. The spring is dawning and persecution is coming
to an end.
What seeds shall we sow in the warmth of the spring? The seeds of
God's love. Our field is the world and there we must sow the love of
God and the True Parents. We must connect the lineage of the world with
that of God. We must create the God-centered, true lineage. That is our
How can we make that kind of change in the world's lineage? It can
only come through the Blessing given by the True Parents. Fallen
mankind has been centered upon Satan's love but now we have God's
lineage of true love. This is not just a concept-it is reality! Are you
making the true lineage within yourself, your family, tribe and nation?
You must think about that.
Are you living centered upon God's love? You have to deny all of
Satan's inheritance in order to inherit God's lineage. You have to cut
from Satan's realm on every level-individual, family, tribe, nation,
world. You have to cut from everything connected with Satan, including
your self-centered ideas and concepts.
Adam and Eve didn't know about anything in the beginning except
what was connected to God. They didn't have any concept of property,
power, knowledge, family or love centered upon self; but they could
possess everything because they possessed God and true love. But when
they entered the perfection stage, they didn't go with God's love.
You have inherited the fallen nature. You say, "I have this
and that possession. I am a scholar and I have a family. I am a
religious man" But that is from Satan's concept. First of all, you
must deny everything. The key words are serving and sacrificing. That
is the only way to get back to God's concept.
Why am I teaching you this serious way? It is the only way you can
get back to God. Nobody wants to go the way of denial; nobody likes it.
But it is the only way to go. God has allowed the persecution to come
against us in the past so that we could automatically learn self-denial
and sacrifice. Regardless of who we are, including the Korean and
Japanese leaders, nobody enjoys self-denial. But that is the way to
move out of Satan's comer and move into God's corner. Therefore, I have
welcomed the world's opposition. In 1976, that opposition reached its
Even from within the Unification Church, I faced persecution, as
well as from the Christian world, the Jewish world, the secular world,
the government-all of these came against me and pushed me into a comer.
Reverend Moon became like a rat in a comer, pushed into a hole, and
that hole opened up into the Kingdom of Heaven.
After hearing this speech today, you can know clearly the meaning
of the Day of Victory of Heaven.
Now should you connect to the world or the Unification Church?
What is the purpose of the Unification Church? It is to connect to the
world. Now is the time when you can connect your parents, your tribe,
your nation. Persecution is coming to an end so you will have an easier
way. God has made this atmosphere.
Now we know clearly the direction of our march. I have spoken today
for four hours and thirty five minutes; it is almost noon. Why did I
pour out so much heart and energy to you today? Because the meaning of
the Day of Victory of Heaven is so significant now. I am deadly
serious about the situation. That is the reason.
I have not spoken just to the people at Belvedere but to the whole
world. You are participating in this glorious work, going out to do the
new mission. Unlike me, who received nothing but persecution, you are
going to be welcomed. Your home town, your parents, your relatives-
aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters-will not reject you any more. They
will be ready to listen to you. The time has changed entirely; a new
era has begun.
Today we shall make a new beginning, a new commitment. Let us
pledge to march forward in obedience to God. Let us pledge to be