REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
GOD'S AND OUR DECISION
February 1, 1987
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
There are vast numbers of people in our world today, each one
living in a different fashion, influenced by a particular culture and
aiming for his own individual goals. Goals and directions also differ
among nations-the aims of the United States are not the same as those
of other countries, for example. The various religions as well seek
different goals and take separate routes toward them. In the midst of
such diversity, what do we have in common? When we consider God, our
Creator, what was the original direction He gave to human life?
An important leader may make a key decision, but it has no meaning
until he finds a way to unify those concerned. The President or the
governors of states may make various decisions but their crucial
challenge is how to weave these decisions into one harmonious goal.
That is difficult enough, but then how much would that goal have in
common with the goals of the rest of the world and where would they
God is the supreme sovereign in the universe. All the nations on
earth and all the elements of the universe should search for ways to
harmonize with the universal will and align themselves with it; that is
their most crucial challenge. Since almighty God is the ultimate ruler
of the universe, whatever He decides is absolute; none of His judgments
are relative. Nothing He ordains fluctuates from morning to night.
The leader of the Unification Church is Father. I am the hub of
this incredible organization. There are many sub-leaders, such as Bo Hi
Pak, Mose Durst, and so forth. Each leader is probably pursuing a
slightly different course from what I have resolved. Then what is the
standard of the Unification Church? That is a decision for me to make.
If I make a decision, it is absolute within the Unification Church. I
never waver from morning to night in what I have resolved. It is
important to realize, moreover, that whatever I resolve to do must
conform with God's direction. It can never contradict God's decision
or pursue a goal or direction different from His. That has not been the
case and it should never be the case.
There are two ways of heading in God's direction: to follow it, or
to run parallel to it. Which is more significant? Which is more
important and precious to God? Why is it more precious to follow? Even
if you take a course parallel to God's will, at some point you will
reach the summit and you will have to cross over. However, the path at
the summit is very narrow; at the crest there is always a bottleneck
and the only way to pass through it is by being totally united with
God's will. If your aim is to run parallel with God's will, you are
almost admitting that there are two origins, two ways, two solutions,
two gates. That is not the case. Two parallel lines are like railroad
tracks: they will never meet. So even if you chart a course parallel to
God's will, you ultimately have to unite with His will in order to
reach the goal. You can either change your course and unite with God's,
or wait for God to change His direction. However, since God cannot
alter His course, we must all align ourselves to Him.
These two attitudes illustrate one distinction between East and
West. The Eastern way is to follow while the Western way tends more
towards self-reliance. The Western character is more independent; each
individual is more inclined to find his own way, to strike a parallel
course. However, it takes much more energy to travel a parallel course;
you always have to be your own locomotive, pulling yourself along the
way. When you follow, you have the benefit of another locomotive-you
can link up with another's initiative. You have someone to guide you
and pull you along. You don't have to worry whether the direction is
correct; you can just follow.
In human relationships, are you more at ease with someone who
follows you, or with someone standing beside you trying to give you
advice? Which kind of person do you feel more comfortable dealing with?
We say God is absolute, but would His absoluteness mean anything if He
were to consult with someone before making a decision? This is a simple
concept, but one that has deep implications for the outcome.
Do you think that I was born for an absolute goal and was
predestined for this particular way of life, or do I just act randomly,
wandering through a maze and choosing the most expedient options? Have
I been pursuing an absolute route or not? Even my features were
predestined to be this way. God prepared these two eyes, this mouth,
and even this extraordinary head to have the shape they do. What you
see now is not the product of whim or chance. I grew up according to
the Principle, conforming to certain formulas and natural laws; nothing
was the product of expediency.
Suppose a school child is found on the playground during class
time. Such a student is in an awkward situation and would be subject to
punishment for violating the rules against playing during class time.
However, perhaps the student was following some higher authority.
Perhaps the school principal asked the student to look for something
outside. If that were the case, the student would not be violating the
rules but merely following a higher order. Therefore it is always
beneficial to unite with a higher authority. The higher the authority
you are under, the better off you are. You always thrive and have much
greater freedom to maneuver that way.
The Unification Church has specific goals and is committed to
following certain patterns and traditions for the betterment of
mankind. If the Unification Church knows the will of God and is
determined to follow that will absolutely, without neglecting even one
iota, it will prosper and become the center of the universe. As long
as you are following that absolute will, you have nothing to worry
about. You never need to wonder whether you are on the right course.
Your goal is set, so your only concern is how much and how quickly you
can accomplish it. Success or failure in following God's will is easy
What is the will of God? What has God resolved to do? God always
makes decisions in light of the purpose to be accomplished, never on
whim. You could call it decision-making based on will. Therefore, in
making a decision, it is of paramount importance to know the will of
Corporate decision-making follows a similar principle. A large
company may have several thousand employees. However, what matters most
is not what kind of employees it has or what educational levels they
have attained, but the will and direction of the president or owner.
There may be different levels of management, but there is always one
vertical line: the will of the company's president or owner. In order
to prosper and be successful, employees have to unite with that central
A department head may make a very brilliant decision and work to
implement it among his people, but if it is contrary to the will of the
president, which of them will remain? No department head who opposes
the will of the president can survive in such an organization. Those in
the department who remain faithful to the will of the president will
remain, but not the department head. This holds true for section
chiefs, bureau chiefs, ministers, department heads, or managers at any
The same principle can be applied to the universe. There is one
ultimate, universal will: that of the universal owner, God. Therefore,
no matter what level you are working on, the most important thing is to
be totally united with and working with the universal will. As long as
you do that, you have 100 percent assurance of surviving; otherwise,
you will not survive.
Take the United States as another example. This is an independent
nation founded two centuries ago. The documents such as the declaration
of Independence and the Constitution were established based on the
founding spirit of this nation. To seek to make this nation prosper
means to unite with that founding spirit. The spirit of the nation as a
whole should transcend small, local idiosyncrasies. Thus people have
to go beyond their differences and unite with the central theme of the
nation. Once a nation has been established and its laws and principles
are set up, people and groups have to be grounded in that spirit and
philosophy in order to survive in that nation. Whether an organization
is civic, religious, academic, or something else makes no difference.
If it doesn't connect with the national spirit, it cannot remain; it
becomes an outcast.
It is vital to know whether a nation's founding principle is truly
one with God's ultimate will. Does the national principle conform to
God's will or oppose it? If there is some variation, is it to the
north, south, east or west of God's will?
In the United States, for instance, no one knows whether the
national founding spirit conforms to God's will. No one has made that
determination. No one has made a clear declaration whether this nation
is to the east or west, the north or the south of God's will. Once you
plot your precise location relative to the standard, you can make an
adjustment. Suppose the founding spirit of America is on the east side
of God's will; then you would have to move to the west in order to
unite with it. If you are on the west side, you have to move east; if
you are on the north side, you have to move south; and so forth. You
must make adjustments. At the end of the world, during the consummation
of human history, there are many adjustments to be made, causing great
confusion and chaos.
The problem is that no one knows where the world is heading. People
are desperately searching for the future direction of the world but
have not yet found it. Living in confusion, chaos, and darkness, people
are ignorant of God's clear will. In order for the world to have hope,
some prophetic voice must come and proclaim, "This is God's will
and this is the true direction," dispelling the confusion and
giving light to the darkness. This is the world's only hope. This is
the role of the Messiah. The Messiah's task is to give direction to the
world, to cast out confusion and bring light to the darkness. Only he
can bring hope.
In this confused world, each person is trying to maneuver around,
thinking they have found a solution. However, they have the wrong
solutions, and they are wandering around in a thousand different and
contradictory directions. In this confused world, one voice will stand
out: the voice of the Messiah crying, "No, this is the proper
What way will the Messiah point out? Yes, he shows God's way, the
road or direction of God's will. The will of God is clear and
unmistakable; it is one direction. This is what the Messiah comes to
show the world. Do you think God's will is just to make the world
religious, or is it to bring the world to completeness? To fulfill the
ideal world is God's will. Religion itself is not God's ultimate goal;
it is a tool. God's ultimate goal is the fulfillment of His ideal.
Therefore, God's most important concept is His original ideal of
creation. What is the will of God? To fulfill the ideal of creation.
Anything less than the ideal of creation has no meaning or value in
What about knowledge as a .goal? At Harvard University there are
famous scholars and tens of dozens of Ph.D.'s possessing a wealth of
knowledge. But if that knowledge has nothing to do with creating the
ideal of creation, it has absolutely no value in the sight of God. Do
you follow me?
What are you members of the Unification Church doing? The
Unification Church has been making so much noise that people think we
are gangsters! It is so controversial that people all over the world
have been waiting to see it demolished. Instead of being annihilated,
however, the Unification Church keeps growing and is becoming stronger
and stronger every day.
Do you think God's will is for the Unification Church to perish or
to prosper? Why does God wish the prosperity of the Unification Church?
As you have heard, the Unification Church is pursuing the fulfillment
of the ideal of creation, and that is God's will. In other words, we
are right behind the will of God. That is why God wants us to flourish.
Some educated people might protest, "Father does not have a
Ph.D. I know more than he does." Here is a man of great wisdom,
Dr. Mose Durst. Suppose Dr. Durst were to say, "All you people,
come with me. I can lead you. Reverend Moon doesn't have a Ph.D., but I
do, so you should follow me." What do you think? Would you prefer
to follow Dr. Durst, or follow me? Well, you are not so dumb, are
We need to reorganize our thinking and align it in one direction.
When I discovered the ideal of creation, Satan began to revile me. He
was filled with hatred and protested my discovery violently. He was
completely overwhelmed when I started building on it. Satan has no
power under the sun over God's ideal. No one can touch the absoluteness
of the ideal of creation. If God's will is the fulfillment of the ideal
of creation, the only way to accomplish it is to pursue this route.
There is no alternate method.
Is God's ideal something He can fulfill all by Himself? No, the
ideal is meant for everyone; it encompasses the whole world and seeks
the harmony of all beings. Take this microphone for example. Is it
part of the ideal of creation? What about this floor'? So the ideal of
creation includes all of creation, all beings, all existence. The ideal
of creation is the fulfillment or the consummation of the entire
creation so that all creatures will realize their fullest potential.
Microphones are made by many different companies-Japanese, German,
American, and so forth-and one of these manufacturers sets the standard
of highest quality.
What is the fulfillment of the ideal of creation? Can you fulfill
the ideal of a microphone by throwing it down and kicking it, or by
patting it, loving it and talking into it? The microphone finds
greatest satisfaction if I put it in
the breast pocket of my coat, doesn't it? Then the microphone will
thank me for loving it. Even on the lowest level of existence, there is
a certain sense of feeling; it may be minimal, but it does exist. All
beings can perceive love.
What is the thread than can weave all of creation into one? It is
true love. True love can be defined as the love that comes from the
highest possible level. Originating in God, it extends all the way down
to our level, interacts with us and becomes a part of us. That is true
love. If you could ask the microphone what it requires to fulfill its
purpose, it would say: "Somehow and some way, I wish to be linked
to the highest possible source of true love, which is God. That would
be my fulfillment." In some indirect manner, even a microphone can
sense that a connection to the source of true love would be its
fulfillment. It would not ask for a few more dollars, great knowledge
or tremendous power. A microphone does not care about money; it just
wants to be used by a godly person, by men and women of conscience,
because such people can connect the microphone to the higher path of
true love. Everything longs to be a servant of righteous men and
The ideal world was created as a system of pairs. You may wonder
why God created men and women as they are, why there are male and
female animals, why flowers have stamen and pistil. They were created
according to such an idea. All kinds of godless ideologies prevail
today, such as the theory of evolution. Evolutionists feel that life
emanates out of a source of energy, but how can they explain the fact
that everything in the universe is organized in pairs? What power did
that? Life does not move from one stage to another at whim, or by
random mutation, as evolutionists claim. Before the next stage can be
developed, an idea or concept is always necessary; a blueprint is drawn
up. The created world was organized in pairs because God's original
blueprint contained that idea long before any beings appeared in the
We discover that not only do all things exist in pairs, but they
seek to harmonize with each other. Male and female, plus and minus, try
to complement, not kill, each other. Why do they try to harmonize? Who
gave the order to all creation to cooperate? Why did God give such a
message? It is because harmony is an essential condition for fulfilling
the ideal of creation. By harmonizing, all beings can fulfill love and
make a connection to a higher being-and God is the supreme being.
As you know, the ideal of creation involves discipline and order
rather than random development. God began His creation with the most
elementary beings and consummated it with men and women. God designed
human beings as His supreme creation; nothing is created higher than
men and women. why? Once people fulfill their purpose of creation, the
entire ideal of creation will be consummated. All creatures exist for
men and women and focus on them. Human beings are the apex of the
pyramid of the created world. Men and women are designed as subject and
object, complementary partners. Since human beings are fashioned that
way, the animal world follows the same pattern; all other existence is
modeled on human beings. Complementary relationships are the key
relationships in our universe; there is always subject and object,
which create harmony and unity through give and take.
All the elements and components of the universe want to connect to
the human body and become part of it. By becoming part of a human cell,
they can connect themselves to God. People are the mediators between
the creation and God; we are meant to be a bridge to the divine. By
crossing the bridge of men and women, all things of creation can span
the river and reach God.
In the universal order of things, higher creatures always absorb
the lower ones. That is how creation was planned; that is the pattern
of the universe. Godless philosophies try to exploit this concept by
claiming that the strong prey upon and plunder the weak. Actually,
there is a beautiful, godly discipline in this plan. Lower life forms
become part of ever higher creatures until eventually they reach a
human cell and enter into a relationship with God. This is how they can
attain the love of God. What a beautiful concept it is!
For what purpose do men and women make unity? You are created by
God in heaven and you are returning to heaven through the road, or
bridge, of true love. True love is the only route that can connect you
to God. In its quest for true love, all of creation can be compared to
a vine which twists and turns this way and that but always heads toward
the sun. Every creature is constantly seeking the source of life, God.
What is the ideal of creation? The core of the ideal is the
fulfillment of true love which emanates from God. When you become a
recipient of that true love and partake of it, the entire universe will
rejoice and be able to savor God's love through you.
Why do people strive for beauty? Why do men look for a beautiful
woman and women look for a handsome man? The universe craves true love,
and true love is more likely to dwell in beauty. But what makes a
person beautiful or handsome? It is when all features are properly
positioned, nicely shaped, and well-balanced. Suppose someone has nice
eyes, ears and mouth, but a nose like Pinocchio. That would be
abnormal. Suppose all the features were okay except for the eyes;
instead of eyes, the person had just two large holes. That is not
normal either; there is no harmony there.
People admire big things; most people would like to be tall, for
instance. But would you want your arms to be 30 feet long? You can
understand that automatically, even subconsciously, people search for
harmony and perfect balance. That is what beauty is: the perfect
balance of harmony.
When I look at your faces I see beauty. No matter how much you try
to conceal your features with lipstick, eye make up, powders, and
various cosmetics, you cannot hide the original shape. You can't hide
from me! You might as well take off your cosmetics, then.
All creatures of the universe strive to reach the realm of the
ideal; they are all reaching out for the true love that emanates from
God. Therefore, when you eat, enjoy your food and let the food partake
of your joy. That food will feel happy because through you it is coming
closer to true love. When you eat with that spirit, you are not
plundering creation. The fish in the ocean want to be eaten by the
people who are closest to God's love because through them, the fish can
partake of true love, too. Even the molecules within the fish want to
become components of the men and women who do God's will. The greatest
fulfillment for the fish is to become part of such people. Not only
fish but all creatures feel that way.
There are billions of cells in Father's body, and those cells come
from all the elements of the universe. Some originated in the depths of
the oceans, others from minerals in the mountains; some came from
vegetables, some from fruits, some from flowers. The components of the
entire universe have assembled to form the billions of cells in this
body. Every cell, every component of the universe that becomes part of
me experiences this ultimate fulfillment. Their excitement is almost
like what a student feels upon getting accepted into Harvard
University. "I got it! I got it!" the student proclaims.
Likewise, when these cells from all over the universe reach me, they
shout out, "By George, we got it! We have become a part of
In contrast, if you do something ungodly, you have a guilty
conscience and you think: "Oh-oh, I did something against the will
of God." Then all the cells in your body declare a day of
mourning: "My boss is doing the wrong thing!" Your cells
reflect whatever you are feeling.
Suppose a little fish swimming in the big ocean happens to be
caught by the New Hope boat and Father makes sashimi from it and eats
it. That fish becomes part of my cells, and all the cells of that
little fish shout out, "Mansei!" These cells feel that they
have attained the highest possible destination: Father's body. There
is nothing better, because within Father is the dwelling of God.
All the inhabitants of the universe-all things in the mineral
kingdom, the plant kingdom, and the animal kingdom-crave God's love. In
the autumn, for example, all the ripe and golden grains are waiting to
be harvested so they can be eaten by righteous men and women and thus
come closer to God's love. In the spring, all the flowers blossom,
extending an invitation to men and women: "Come, use me and
appreciate me. Come and take my everything. Eat the honey made from me
and use it in your body so I can become closer to God." All the
universe pleads with us to help it reach the love of God.
Once you understand the ideal of creation you realize that all
things can exist in harmonious oneness. Otherwise, there is no way to
explain our actions. What right do people have to kill animals and eat
them? What right do people have to go out to the fields and cut plants
for food? Actually, fallen people have no right. But through the ideal
of creation, we understand that all life has a purpose designed by God
and that all these purposes culminate in people who fulfill the ideal
In the language of the Principle, to fulfill the ideal of creation
is to consummate the four-position foundation centering upon the love
of God. That completes the ideal. Once you fulfill it, the entire
universal purpose is achieved.
The four-position foundation has God in the first position, then
man, woman and children. The full interaction of these four beings
creates a four-position foundation centering upon true love. You men
are representatives of all the male aspects of the universe, and you
women are representatives of all the female aspects of the universe.
All the plus features and minus features of creation are embodied in
men and women. When a man and a woman join in love, centering upon God,
their unity is universal. No other force under the sun can unite such
a man and woman; power, money, and knowledge are inadequate. Only love
can bind them together.
The power of love is voluntary. It never uses coercion. Compulsory
love makes no sense because love is a natural process, a willing and
harmonious interaction. The multiplication of such harmonious and
voluntary love will be genuine; pure descendants will come forth. New
offspring will be born and a new lineage will emerge, centering upon
the pure love of God.
If your love is given only under certain conditions or bound by a
contract, however, it has no purity. If you can love only at gunpoint
or under pressure, your love is tainted. Pure descendants cannot come
from such love.
God resolved to fulfill the ideal of creation through establishing
the four-position foundation centering on true love. Through what
historical event were true men and women lost? The human fall. True men
have been missing; true women have been missing. Therefore, the work
of God has been to restore true men and true women. Is the president of
the United States a true man? What is the qualification of a true man?
He knows God, then he knows the archangel and Eve. These are the simple
qualifications of a true man.
Do you know God? How well do you understand Him? If you do not know
God absolutely, you belong to the category of human trash cans. How can
you say you know God if you come here and fall asleep? How many of you
can say you know God absolutely? When will you finish the process of
A true man must understand history. He must absolutely know God,
the archangel, and Eve. True women, for their pan, must absolutely know
God, the archangel, and Adam. When you fully understand these three,
their significance and their positions, you become a true man or women.
If you men know God, the archangel and women, whom should you follow?
American men often follow women. You are absolutely powerless in front
of women. You are swayed by women, aren't you?
Women instinctively crave God, men, and children. The position of
the archangel is that of servant. You should understand that the
archangel is your servant. Use him; send him on errands. The role of
women is to love God, love men, and love children. Your primary love
should be for God; that love for God should then be your pattern for
loving men. Then you can love children as much as you love men. This is
the absolute mission of women; this rule will never change. Without
fulfilling this formula of love, no Kingdom of Heaven can emerge on
earth. No woman who hates men can belong to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Unless you are able to love men as much as you love God, you will not
be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The heavenly four-position
foundation is the cornerstone of the Kingdom of Heaven.
For you men, who is the most important person? It is God. Next it
is women. And then it is children. Through the fall, the archangel
became Satan and a satanic lineage was begun. That satanic lineage
produced false parents, who in turn gave birth to fallen children. In
this way, the original archangel was lost, and man has been incapable
of truly knowing God, the archangel or women. In our present situation,
we have to go through the process of restoration in order to regain the
original positions of archangel, man and woman. The most important
thing is to cut off the false lineage and transfer it to the true
lineage. The root has been wrong; therefore, you have to change roots
and be transformed.
The problems of this world are due to the persistence of the
satanic lineage. At this time in the world, all the satanic natures
have been confronting each other. Each morning the newspapers are
filled with stories of self-centered exploitation. The original
blueprint of life has been torn into pieces. No one has known that
original blueprint except God-and Satan. Because Satan knew it, he has
tried to keep people ignorant of it. Satan has been working to make
every aspect of our world the antithesis of that blueprint. Therefore
he has been degrading all human relationships. Instead of love between
men and women, he has been promoting love of men for men and women for
women. Instead of respect for parents, he has been urging young people
to disregard their parents and consider them old-fashioned. Satan has
been tearing society apart and confusing moral issues.
The scene of Satan's greatest activity in the world today is the
United States. This country has become Satan's base. Why? It is because
the entire world follows the United States. If Satan can tear this
country apart, he can tear the world apart. Our mission is to apply the
brakes to the decline of the United States; this locomotive to
destruction must be stopped. Satan has tried to counter my work by
labeling me a heretic and controversial. But this is all that the
people on Satan's side can say, because Rev. Moon has discovered God's
original blueprint. He is the only one who understands completely the
nature of an original person.
I have been unfolding this blueprint for you, and you should follow
it and put it into practice. Have you been doing that? Does Satan's
power have any connection to you? His power persists throughout the
world. In order to expel Satan from this planet, we need to spread our
movement throughout the world and work on a global scale. We need a
home church network that will knit the entire world together. When we
expel Satan from our home church network, eventually the whole world
will expel him.
What is the mission of the Unification Church? Our mission is to
fulfill the ideal of creation-centering not on power, money or
knowledge but on the true love that emanates from Almighty God. Amen!
What is the significance of the Blessing in the Unification
Church? It is the means of cutting off the satanic lineage and
transforming it into the heavenly lineage. There is no way to sever
that lineage without going through the Blessing process. In a profound
sense, you and your spouse need each other's help in order to be linked
with the heavenly lineage, so you become mutual benefactors through the
Through the Blessing your lineage is changed. Do you have the power
to do it by yourself? Through whom is your lineage changed? Yes, it is
through the True Parents. Your lineage has to be altered before you can
become true men and true women. Through the Blessing, you are all
headed back to the original blueprint. You are leaving the satanic
realm and returning to the original realm. Fallen men become original
men; fallen women become original
women; your children can stand in the original position of
children. Even Satan will be restored from the position of adversary
to that of the original archangel, or servant. The entire spirit world
is coming down to assist the Unification Church because it is in the
archangel's ( position. You merely have to initiate the work, and the
spirit world will finish it. Do you follow?
The consummation of the spirit world and the consummation of God's
will for the physical world and all mankind is at hand. Are you true
men? Are you true women? How did I just define true men and women? They
are those who know thoroughly God, the archangel, and men and women.
Your children will automatically have that knowledge as well. To know
the archangel is very important. Adam and Eve did not understand the
position of the archangel, so they were enticed, or coerced, so to
speak. Once you understand the position of the archangel, you will know
Satan as well.
Through perverted love and free sex Satan is trying to turn the
United States 180 degrees away from God's will. But what he offers is
destructive love; it will lead people to their graves.
Now that you know the definition of true men and true women, can I
erase it from the blackboard? Are you true men and true women? To say
you are trying means you still have a long distance to cover. I have a
blueprint, and I will test you by its standard and give you a grade on
it. If I say you are still far away, you will have to repeat the course
over and over until you pass it, even if it takes an eternity. You
cannot drop out, because you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven unless
you pass the course.
Through the Blessing, are you automatically elevated into the
Kingdom of Heaven? To think so is a misconception. The Blessing opens
the door to the Kingdom of Heaven, but you have to put on the robe and
enter. That process still remains. Will anyone give you the robe? NO,
YOU have to make your own robe. I will not give you one; the church
will not give you one. You have to accomplish your five percent
responsibility. If you do not fulfill it here on earth, you will be
burdened with it in eternity. NO matter what difficulties you may
encounter, you have to resolve these eternal issues here on earth.
Nothing is more important. This is more essential than eating, more
vital than your daily life, more important than visiting I your wife or
children, more crucial than anything.
You may be a university student working hard to get good grades in
your courses, but the scope of academic learning is like a peanut
compared to the mission you are called to fulfill. All the knowledge of
the world is nothing in comparison to this. I am offering knowledge of
the meaning of life, of the tree of life. Presidents of nations and
the royalty of this world will have to learn this and follow it. When
you read my book of sermons, God's Will and the World, you can
see that I have spoken the truth plainly and boldly. There are no more
symbols or parables. I have set everything before you. The truth has
emerged; this is real knowledge, the knowledge that you need.
Who decided the heavenly four-position foundation? This is God's
original principle. No human being devised it. Without going this route
no one enters the Kingdom of Heaven. Those who have embarked on the
course may wish to vary your pace from time to time. Some of you say,
"Today is Sunday, so I'll take a rest. I don't have to go to
church today." You must understand that the Unification Church
does not need you; it is you who needs the Unification Church.
I have given you all the resources necessary for entering the
Kingdom of Heaven. I have explained all the conditions you need to
fulfill in order to reach it. With all these materials and knowledge,
all you have to do is put it together and do your portion of
responsibility to fulfill it.
According to our Principle, will single individuals enter the
Kingdom of Heaven, or those who fulfill the heavenly four-position
foundation? The Kingdom of Heaven is composed of families. The family
is the building block. What kind of family are we talking about? Each
of you has to establish your own family. You or your spouse start out
by saying "my family," but when children are born, it becomes
"our family." When Adam and Eve are united it becomes
"our family." When you include God, it becomes "God's
family." So "my family" becomes "our family,"
which ultimately becomes "God's family."
In an absolutely God-centered family where true love is the core,
everything will be harmonized. Grandchildren can enter any room in the
house without hesitation. When their grandfather is sleeping, they can
climb on his lap and pull on his beard, but the grandfather won't get
mad. He will even rejoice at the pain. Only with the love of God at
the center of life can such things happen. Nothing else can justify
such a deed.
My adult children who are now between 20 and 25 years old still
long for their roots, which are True Parents. "I want to be with
the True Parents and live with them," they say. That is the most
utterly beautiful manifestation of the true love of God. Many young
Americans think, "I am an adult so I no longer need my parents;
they are just a burden to me. The generation gap is so deep that I will
go out and create my independent way of life." That is the common
attitude in this country today.
Children are in the position to receive gifts from their parents.
When you enjoy something your parents have given, you should express
your gratitude to them. You owe much to the True Parents, and you
should be grateful to us, too. Gratitude is at the core of any true
family. Good sons and daughters always want to reciprocate; they want
to give back to their parents even greater gifts than they received.
The Kingdom of Heaven is fulfilled first of all in your heart and
your mind. This internal heaven will then manifest itself in an
external heaven. This is the blueprint of the ideal of creation. Do
you understand? When you have finished this course, you will become its
fulfillment. All things of creation humbly and obediently long to serve
the purpose of true men and women; in a similar way, men and women
should obediently serve each other. Furthermore, when men and women
come together, they should humbly kneel down and ask God to use them to
do His will. Your basic attitude in life should be gratitude. Women
should feel, "I thank God for the opportunity to serve my
husband." Men should feel, the same way about their wife. Both of
them should think, "Thank God we have the opportunity to serve our
children, and the opportunity to serve God. We are ready to give our
lives to fulfill God's purpose. We are deeply grateful to do this for
the sake of true love."
Think about how much you have taken from the animal kingdom during
your life. How many animals were killed to provide nourishment for you?
How much of the vegetable kingdom have you consumed? We are so deeply
indebted to the universe and to God that unless we fulfill our purpose,
unless we live in gratitude to God and are ready to do anything to
serve Him, we are not worthy.
You should feel that whether you live or die you will follow this
course. When I went to Danbury, I considered it part of my path of
service. By the same token, even if my life has to be sacrificed, I
will accept it with gratitude and pray that it can be a worthy
offering. This is the road of true love. The entire universal principle
is based upon true love. Would you be willing to give your life for the
sake of true love? It is convenient to answer, "I will think about
it," but your attitude should be, "Yes, I would do."
Are you genuine or fake? If you cannot pledge your life for the
sake of God, how can you pledge your life for the sake of your spouse?
How can you pledge your life for the sake of your children? When a
mother nurses a baby, her energy and even her blood and her life are
going to that child. Nursing your baby is training in how to raise your
children. As a parent you have to give yourself for the sake of your
children. True love always engenders a sacrificial feeling. God's
principle is for the wife to sacrificially serve her husband, the
husband to serve his wife, and for parents to serve their children.
The Principle and the four-position foundation are not just theory;
they are a real way of life. This is the formula that you must fulfill
in your daily life. Those who cannot do it are no different from Satan.
Each of you has this knowledge in your mind, but your body doesn't
always put it into practice. However, if you can exemplify this
pattern, Satan will become totally helpless before you.
On the worldwide scale, there is an Adam nation, an Eve nation, and
an archangelic nation. The first and second World Wars, as well as the
present spiritual world war, have been tremendous tests for mankind on
a worldwide scale. We have been struggling against satanic forces, but
now we are gaining the victory on a global scale. From the Principle
point of view, the Adam nation is Korea. The Eve nation is Japan and
the archangel nation is the United States.
Who gave Americans stewardship of this land? It does not belong to
the U. S. itself but to the world and to God. American citizens have
been given the right of stewardship for the sake of God's will.
According to the Principle, the Eve nation must give itself willingly
for the Adam nation; then the archangel nation should be willing to
serve for the sake of Adam and Eve. If this could be carried out, the
world's problems would be solved.
The Korean leaders and I have come to the United States in the
position of Adam. The Japanese members have come in Eve's position to
this country. The archangelic membership, the Americans, should join
together and try to resolve the historic problems of these positions.
You protest that the Japanese are bringing in Oriental tradition. Of
course, the Japanese and the Koreans have different concepts about the
proper way of life, just as you Americans have your own concepts. But
what we are working to establish is not the Japanese way or the Korean
way; it is True Parents' way of life. Who decides how we should go?
True Parents, based on God's will, and you have to abide by the
decision. You cannot amend it.
Have you seen me consult with Bo Hi Pak or Dr. Durst about strategy
or what God's will is? Is it my nature to seek the advice of others?
No. I consult only the will of God. Once I know the will of God, I
follow it. Then I set up the tradition, and that tradition will prevail
throughout our movement and throughout the world, regardless of
nationality, regardless of boundaries.
We have been talking about God's decision and our decision. What
should our decision be based on? God's will. God has transmitted His
decision to the True Parents who have been transmitting it to you. To
stray from this decision or try to amend it is futile. Do you feel
that I should use the democratic method of decision making, since this
is a democratic country? Should I consult with each of you?
What has the great system of democracy done for this land? What
kind of society has it built? Could you construct the Kingdom of Heaven
through the democratic system? Should God follow democracy, or should
democracy follow God? If democracy were the ultimate way of life, and
the ideal and perfect way, then God should be democratic. But would it
be right for people to vote on God? Can you elect your mother and
father? Not at all. Parents are the principle, and nothing can change
God's will should be the root of all decisions. I adhere to God's
will absolutely, with no modifications, no amendments, no deviations.
When you look around for other alternatives, using your own perspective
to evaluate whether what I am saying is true or workable, Satan enters.
He says, "I can claim that; I can put my label on it." Do you
follow? There is no way you can make the ultimate decision. Your
ancestors could not do it. No national sovereignty can legislate it. No
money can buy it. No learning can reason it away. No objections can
alter it. If anyone would like to protest: "Father, you are
wrong; you have strayed from God's will. You are not true," stand
up now and say it.
To follow faithfully to the end is your prime duty. The blueprint
of the Kingdom of Heaven is absolute and eternal. Nothing under the sun
can change it. Unless you meet this criterion, you cannot follow me-or
even if you follow me partially, it will serve no purpose. Think about
Consider how difficult it is to gain admission to Harvard or Yale.
What about entering the Kingdom of Heaven? Are admission requirements
haphazardly applied? Can you come and go as you wish? Even if you
invest all your faith, heart and soul into the effort, you cannot
always be sure that you will achieve the goal. And there are some of
you who don't even make any effort.
You have to make an absolute decision today. The heavenly blueprint
will be your judge. Everybody will be evaluated by it. Just as tests
evaluate students, the heavenly blueprint will be your judge. I have
fulfilled this blueprint on the individual level and have extended
restoration all the way to the global level. All the members of the
True Family are united with me. Mother and the True Children are
following this one principle I have established. That tradition has
been set. Even Mother and the True Children cannot act according to
their whim or personal desire. They too are following the blueprint of
Eventually you will be graded according to one question: how much
you have fulfilled the blueprint of heaven. Even if you are at the
gate, you may be unable to enter. A score of 10 or 50 is a flunking
score. If you flunk the course, who will accuse you? Your children.
They will wonder what you did and why you failed so miserably.
"Why did you bring us to this miserable place?" they will
ask. In a way, to be accused by your own children is far more severe
than' to be accused by Satan.
One of my strongest determinations was never to be accused by my
own children. That is why I always try to keep ahead of them, working
so hard that they will inevitably feel humble and grateful. No
convenient route, no practical, pragmatic solutions will help you
fulfill the heavenly course. All that is to no avail.
The ideal of the principle of creation is very simple. As
Unification Church members, you have learned the Principle; you
understand it. None of you can claim ignorance. Knowing is one thing,
but doing is another. You have to act on it. The task remaining before
you is to fulfill it. Not only do I know it, but I have been putting it
into practice throughout the world. That is why my deeds have created
so much controversy and aroused such opposition; there are a lot of
enemies trying to destroy me.
Can you understand how difficult the path is? The True Parents have
had the most difficult course in the entire universe. Are you trying to
get it free? At sale price or at a discount? To think like that is to
think like a thief. You know that your five percent portion of
responsibility remains to be done, don't you?
The ideal of creation is the blueprint by which you will be
evaluated. It is the ultimate test you have to pass. You wait and see.
You may think that just being to be a member of the Unification Church
and trying to follow me is enough. But it isn't. Unless you measure up
to the requirements of the ideal of creation, you will have no victory.
I want you to realize this. Knowing this, I am so serious that I have
pledged my life for the sake of America. It is no joke to me. I am not
just a visitor passing through this country.
You don't need to consider other options. I have already tested
every imaginable way before you even thought of checking it out. In
spite of opposition from the entire world, I am still moving forward
toward vindication and success. Why? Because God cannot afford to fail
here on earth. Every step of the way God has been helping me. Why won't
the same God assist you in your path? I have been laboring under
totally adverse and hostile circumstances, but even so, with the power
of God I have been victorious. Now I have created a new environment.
You don't have to endure the kind of opposition I have faced. If you
cannot accomplish your task under these different circumstances, you
The time has come to make an absolute resolution, and commitment.
It is time for absolute accomplishments. Can you do it? Will you make a
lot of criticism and analysis? I have analyzed everything before you
ever began. In the spirit world. I answered all analyses and
criticisms. Therefore, you don't have to do it anymore. At one point,
the entire spirit world came against me, but now all the leaders and
founders of all the world's religions are united with me and supporting
this providence. Who are you to say, "Wait, I want to test it
Furthermore, you have been given this training and heritage without
paying any price. How can you ever complain or disobey? Until I was 40,
I never even wore a new suit or tie. I lived like a laborer. Since I
had not fulfilled my responsibility, I could not imagine wearing new
clothes or eating fine food. I felt I couldn't have such things without
fulfilling God's responsibility.
Is this a human decision or is it God's decision? You know it is
God's. I spent all these years working in the face of every adversity,
following God's absolute will. How can you ever ask me to do things the
democratic way? How can you expect me to consult with you or let you
journey side by side with me? The wisest way to reach the Kingdom of
Heaven rapidly is by willing obedience. Should a Harvard student
respond, "Yes, Father, I will go your way"? Or should he say,
"Oh, Father, I have six months before graduation. Can't I wait to
follow you until I graduate?" In those six months he might die; he
might be involved in a traffic accident, for instance. Then God's will
and my will for him would all have been in vain. Do you think this
blueprint will yield to your desires and make compromises? There can be
Have you been living more in heaven, or more in hell? Evaluate
yourself and your life. This time is like the 40 years in the
wilderness during Moses' course. Incredible things happened during
those 40 years; the people complained and demanded, complained and
demanded. What did God do to them? They all perished in the wilderness;
none of them entered Canaan.
Compare the Ten Commandments to the ideal of creation; which is
more important? Which is more complete-the Old and New Testaments or
the Principle of creation? Which is more important, the Divine
Principle book, or the fulfillment of the ideal of creation?
Everything, including the Divine Principle book and the Principle
itself, exists to fulfill the ideal of creation. Without the ideal of
creation, there can be no Kingdom of Heaven on earth or in heaven. No
heavenly nation can be born.
This is why the Bible states that the members of your family can be
your own enemy. Many times your closest relatives serve as the worst
instruments of Satan. The wife may get in the way of the husband; the
husband may obstruct the wife; children may block the way of the
parents, and so forth. When you fulfill the ideal of creation. dwelling
in harmony and absolute unity. you are in heaven. This is not my will
or decision; it is God's. I have followed it absolutely, down to the
most minute detail. Now it is your turn to follow me, even to the last
It is certainly your responsibility to have your own children. I
can't do that for you; that is your job. You have been given the
Blessing and the title of husband and wife and now it is your job to
practice love and fulfill it in your own family. I cannot do that for
you. I have my own mission and my own course.
Now you know the way of absolute faith. Those who cannot fulfill
this course are not genuine in my eyes. Are you real men and women? Do
you understand the ideal of creation? What should follow
understanding? Living it and recreating it. The first creation was
lost, so you have to recreate it.
I have not had an easy path in life; obstacles have always been in
my path. But when obstacles appear, I go over them and recreate the
original pattern. If members of my own family did not follow the
Principle, I would have to treat it as any other obstacle. The
Principle applies across the board, without exceptions.
This formula has universal applications. You have to follow each
step of the way, omitting none. Even God cannot skip part of the
formula because that is the Principle and God cannot violate His own
Principle. This is why we call it principle and not a theory that
someone thought up.
Where does the Principle come from? It comes from God. I have been
following the Principle and you are following it too. My time was a
time of pioneering, and no part of the task was easy. But for you it
is different; I have already laid the universal foundation, so your job
is a thousand times easier than mine.
Those of you who can say, "Yes, Father, this morning I
understand your message deep in my bones. Not only do I know the ideal
of creation, but I am going to live it. I will recreate the ideal and
fulfill its standard. I am going to win the victory," please raise
your hands. We will see how you do. Your ancestors and the entire
spirit world are watching you. Don't ever think that you are alone and
You should be able to make one simple promise today. "Father,
I will follow you absolutely. Amen." Absolute means there is only
one way. There are no alternatives. You cannot say you'll try it and
hope to accomplish it some day. You must recognize that there is one
absolute way and then resolve to follow it. Will you do it? Thank