True Father Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Hoon Dok Hae
Sunday, November 24, 2002
East Garden, Tarrytown, New York
Translation by Rev. Dong Woo Kim
Notes by Tyler Hendricks
Hoon Dok Hae: The Life and Love of Jesus Christ [This book in
not available in English yet, to my knowledge.]
Hoon Dok Hae: Why did God give Jesus to Satan to crucify? So
that Jesus could win the surrender of Satan and win the love of God. He
offered his body on behalf of all fallen people. In so doing, Jesus showed
true love that is not present in the fallen world; therefore he could
overcome Satan. Satanic love is always for the individual's own purpose.
The Jews believed in God and were seeking His nation based on their
faith. God sent Jesus to accomplish this expectation. Therefore Jesus
said he was king of kings, and the bridegroom of the Jewish people who
were to be his bride. This was so that the Jews would create the realm
of life, as a couple does through their unity in the family. Therefore
Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would come down after the crucifixion. The
Holy Spirit coming means that parental love will come to the people.
'The way, the truth and the life' means the way of love, truth of
the cross, and the life of all human beings.
There was nothing for Satan to accuse in Tamar, therefore Jesus had
a different root, a condition to restore elder son ship in the womb. He
could proclaim himself as God's son without any condition for accusation.
God created Adam and Eve with soil, so the messiah, the second
Adam, should have elements of the soil, like the original Adam and
Eve. Therefore, he has to be born as a physical man.
Mary had absolute faith to receive Jesus in her womb. Those who believe
in God should put their life behind it. Christians should go this way.
Christians who do not put their life on the line for God and Jesus cannot
open the door to heaven. Believers should practice absolute faith.
When Mary received the angel's revelation, she went to the Zechariah's
house for counsel. Zechariah's wife, Elizabeth, was pregnant with John the
Baptist. When Mary visited their home, Elizabeth testified that Mary was
going to give birth to the messiah. This was her testimony to the messiah.
Thus, the couples of Zechariah and Mary were central.
Jesus was conceived in Zechariah's family home. God has to abide
by the principle of creation. He had already created the means to
become pregnant, by the coming together of man and woman. So, becoming
pregnant in Zechariah's home, who should be the father? Elizabeth was
Zechariah's wife; in that sense, Mary was a prostitute, or, actually,
second wife. The messiah should be the child of a second; this is related
to the restoration situation. Satan took the elder, so to set His blood
lineage God could not start with the elder, but had to go from the bottom
to top. So He had to work through the second wife's body to create His
So Elizabeth, Mary and Zechariah and John the Baptist should have
served Jesus. This is why John is called Elijah. Mary was in Rachel's
position and Elizabeth in Leah's position. In Zechariah's family,
Elizabeth should have restored the failure of Leah to submit to the
younger wife. By Elizabeth doing so, Mary could become pregnant. But
later, Elizabeth could not 'receive that situation.' And the younger
brothers and sisters of Jesus had the original sin because they were
conceived in the normal way, not the providential way.
Jesus asked Mary to help him get married, but Mary could not understand
that this was God's providence. What kind of person can be the center
of hope? Jesus said he was the way, truth and life.
True Father: Even so, he couldn't express or reveal that he was
love itself. With life, the truth and the way, Jesus couldn't complete or
perfect love. Perfection comes only by the completion of love. Without
man and woman together, one cannot achieve perfection. Jesus could not
go that way, but died on the individual path. He had no chance to have
the feeling of love. He missed the most important fact, love. He should
have expressed, 'I am the way, truth, life and love.'
In the last days, it is the same as in Jesus' time. The elder and
younger should exchange positions. The second messiah should make his
way from the bottom to the top, the individual to the cosmos, through
indemnity. This is why I have gone the way of total indemnity. So
even if the satanic world tries to kill him, he has to go the way of
indemnity. As a child you get your parents' signature to go to heaven,
through indemnity. You have to indemnify Adam's family and all central
figures' families in God's history.
If you understand this, you can understand how difficult it is for
True Parents to accomplish the way of indemnity. Historical central
figures accomplished it conditionally, but I have to pass through the
conditions and accomplish real restoration. Once I do, then Satan cannot
help but come and surrender before True Parents. This is the difference
between True Parents and all historical central figures. Once I do it,
I can deal with all people throughout the spirit world and this world.
So you have to go beyond making conditions and establish the
substantial foundation to restore your situation. I bequeathed the
condition based on my substantial foundation, but you cannot even restore
the conditional foundation. I stand on the foundation of the completion of
indemnity, and you should be the princes who inherit this victory. As I go
the substantial way of indemnity, you should go through the conditional
level. If you can't, I have to gather you in spirit world and educate
By establishing the substantial foundation through indemnity, .. Even if
you believe in True Parents, you still have to go the way of 'substantial
restoration through indemnity.' You can get into the conditional heaven,
but it is not so easy to get into the substantial heaven. Without
believing and serving True Parents as your substantial parents, even if
you believe and follow, without achieving the perfection of attendance,
you cannot do well in the substantial heaven.
Only on that foundation can God bless the descendents of the archangel.
What then, should you do? Once you believe and follow me, you cannot
become one with True Parents substantially. So you have to go the
way of substantial indemnity, by serving and attending True Parents
100%. Therefore Jesus said you have to leave your parents, brothers and
sisters, and give all the wealth you have. Otherwise you cannot open
the door of heaven.
You American members, what is your attitude in following me? Never look
back on your life. How can you liberate hell? Only focus on your mission,
nothing else. Then you can inherit True Parents' power and open the way
to heaven. There is no owner of Korea, Japan or America. Who could be
the owner to construct God's nation? Only True Parents. Therefore, as
disciples of True Parents, you have to resemble True Parents. So don't
expect to get salvation just by making a condition. You have to form a
substantial foundation to get into heaven, centering on True Parents'
teaching and experience. You should stand on the center to show the
bright light to light up the dark area.
This is why I proclaimed the Chun Il Guk, the equality of the Chun
Il Guk. Everyone has the same value and true equality. Those who achieve
absolute faith, love and obedience are able to share true equality based
on one mind, one body and one desire, achieving absolute faith, love
and obedience. Indemnify the satanic boundary first by a condition,
then get into the substantial heaven by going the way of substantial
indemnity on this earth. Work the substantial indemnity way like True
Parents. 'Don't go the general way like other people in America.' Confront
the moment at which you put your life on the line. Passing through that
several times, you can practice this substantial condition. In the past,
at this kind of moment I was able to proclaim the victories one by one,
and we are now confronted with the Chun Il Guk.
God's nation should be based on the Cain and Abel relationship. To
form God's nation, the Israelites were Cain and Jesus was Abel. You
are Abel and have to restore your tribe in the Cain position. Once you
accomplish this, you will be able to enter the Chun Il Guk. Without
establishing the family, tribal and cosmic levels, God cannot dwell in
this world as heaven.
At the last moment of the history of restoration, the substantial
way of indemnity should come, and centering on True Parents, all central
blessed families should accomplish this way of indemnity. Even if heaven
exists, if you cannot form the family and tribal levels of heaven, then
heaven cannot connect with your family and tribe. You have to go dual
ways, conditional and substantial. Now is the time to go the substantial
way. This is the condition to be the owner of the Chun Il Guk. Chun Il Guk
citizens should take responsibility for all the reality of the real world.
Human beings fell in a certain area, and so the blessed central
families should possess a certain area, like the Garden of Eden. Take
responsibility for it substantially, not conditionally. So far, following
me, you accomplished conditions, but now it has to be substantial, in
terms of the Chun Il Guk concept. So you cannot inherit True Parents'
foundation just through a conditional foundation. To inherit True
Parents' victory, you need a substantial foundation. Without restoring
your nation, everything is a condition. Centering on the nation, Satan
is against God. That's we have to form the nation as the substantial
foundation. Then you will be a substantial citizen.
Your family should stand as Jesus' family and God's family condition;
this is the concept of the Chun Il Guk. So you have to resemble Jesus'
way, as he prayed in Gethsemene for God's will to be done, not his
own. So follow Jesus' desire, centered on God's will. In Korea there
is an election, and if one candidate just accepted me and put my name
on their activities, then immediately God and spirit world would help
them. So I don't want to be there. I want to educate all people in Korea;
this is not political influence. In the future, all leaders will come to
me and ask for guidance. So that's why I am publishing a million copies
of a Hoon Dok Hae book. Meanwhile, I remain alone, like Jesus and Elijah.
If you can establish a strong foundation centering on Hoon Dok Hae,
we can reach the national level. In a short time, the nation will come
entirely to me. When you are one third of the way up the hill, everyone
feels it is difficult, but later Heavenly Father will come down. So we
have to fulfill our portion of responsibility. We have to indemnify all
three eras, the Old, New and Completed Testament Ages.
So, are you ready to leave America, or do you want to live here? While
you are working here, you can have your wife and children living in Korea
for the tong ban kyok pah activities. There are no more conditions; you
have to go the substantial way to inherit True Parents' total victory
and get into heaven. Even theologians cannot discover this internal and
hidden situation of Jesus Christ. This is a record from True Parents'
and God's history, based on the internal, heartistic relationship between
God, Jesus and humankind.
I am here to restore God's nation, so I feel it is time to go back to
Korea. When that is done, everyone will unite with this. All humankind
cannot neglect it, because how else will heaven start? Centering on the
unity of mind and body, we can realize true love. No one will oppose
this once they understand it. [Archbishop Emmanuel] Milingo should
have kept his commitment, no matter what. Do you want salvation through
conditional or substantial indemnity? You have to stand on the strong
point as a blessed central family, and be able to reveal yourself as one
who received God's blood lineage. God's blood lineage is not conditional,
but substantial. Stand on it as a blessed central family.
To marry, the first condition is for the betrothed to believe in and
love each other. Then absolute faith, love and obedience will follow. So
as a blessed central family, you should accomplish absolute faith, love
and obedience. These three elements are the most important points to
make you a blessed central family. Then no matter who goes against you,
you can keep your blessed central family status and your descendents
will inherit the blood lineage of God.
I have set the example. The crucial issues is not how to make the
model, but rather how long it will take to complete heaven. Both heaven
and hell exist for the blessed central family. The opposite two worlds
exist in heaven, so as a blessed central family, don't believe that you
automatically will go to heaven or stay there. Some of you may go to hell
in heaven, which is like a prison. Who are the citizens of heaven? Not
the conceptual people, but the substantial people.
You know the teaching of Divine Principle. How many of you practice it?
Unless you practice it, you cannot insist that you must live in heaven
in spirit world. If you do, you may end up in the prison of hell in
heaven. You must possess the 'mutual realm of life and justice' or
you cannot represent yourself as a blessed central family. This has to
connect with God's value inside you.
Birds that do not have the energy to fly across the ocean will
drop into the water and die. You are crossing the ocean and need power
centering on True Parents and God, or you will fall into the sea.
I could bless saints and criminals based on my substantial
conditions. Also on that foundation I could research about Jesus and
Mary. How can you discover the destination? You have to find out and go,
like an arrow, to your destination. How can we discover the target and
then hit it?
It is time for all humanity to glorify True Parents. You may have
your concept of me based upon 20-30 years following, but history has
changed. I am 84, and it is time for me to make the conclusion for God's
will on earth. Should an 84 year old work, fighting on the front line,
or not? Everything we do as a blessed central family should be done for
How can you read all my books without participating in Hoon Dok
Hae? When I have time, I always go fishing. Why? Because when I fish, I
forget my age and think of my youth. I think of my mission to accomplish
God's nation. Centering on my hobby, I focus myself.
When I came out of Danbury, I wanted to unite 120 countries, but
spirit world made me stop, and instead of making that unity, I started
to educate ministers and VIPs.
Philosophers never understand God's heart and internal state. It
is time for Marxists and Leninists to proclaim that I am the messiah
Whites have no perseverance; they want to go the easy way, and cannot
endure. Once I depart to Korea, then America will fall into trouble. We
have to set an anchor to hold the six continents. I have done that
already, by myself. I have shown the way of the saint and holy son. Satan
cannot say anything. God never taught me the way of restoration through
indemnity. It is a principle, but whether people go the way of indemnity
depends on the individual, not on God. I have set a standard for how to
go the indemnity way. Whether you go or not, whether you accomplish your
way of indemnity, is up to you. I cannot help you on that point.
Do you think God loved me, or did God persecute me more than Satan?
Actually, God persecuted me more than Satan did. God cannot place His
son higher than Satan places a Mafioso or some such. That is why God
had to persecute me. That is why also I persecute you, just as God did me.
The world has changed. In the past, nations fought nations, but now
individuals can fight nations, by making their body a weapon, or with
Love is prior to belief. Before you believe me, you should
love me. Centered on true love, the husband and wife live for each
other. This is the original way to practice absolute faith, love and
obedience. Without this, man and woman cannot flourish in the family. Do
you practice that? Do you live for your spouse? Unless you live for
your spouse one hundred per cent, love does not exist. Without love,
parents are not parents. It is strange, therefore, for parents to
divorce and then fight over the children. They both made the children.
Who gave the seed? The children should go to the origin of the seed,
the root. Then once a woman lives by herself, all kinds of seeds will be
attracted. She is like a boat with no owner. False love is like a hobby
love; it is dangerous. Many people love each other as if it were a hobby.
Then they divorce. Love is not a hobby, not something you do if you like
and stop if you don't like. With that attitude, true love never comes.
[Father asked Mr. Sato, head of Ocean Church, about today's
weather.] When there is strong wind, it is good fishing. After a
hurricane, fish want to eat. So, prepare for fishing. How many boats to
do you today? [I can prepare four.] Why only four? [Others are being
repaired.] So how many members can you take on four boats? [Including
Father's boat, about 40 members.] If 40 can participate, I think many
want to go. Raise your hand if you want to go. Who had a birthday
today? None? Within a week before or after? About 7 or 8. How about those
born in November 25. Those who were born after October 13. Those who
do not want to go fishing, sit down. The rest will go out today, eight
Let us pray. [Dr. Chang Shik Yang offered a closing prayer.]
I have an appointment with True Mother, so I will stay on the ocean
until lunch, but you have to catch a fish. Send all the fish you catch
to Washington, DC, and have a sushi party there. Don't even keep one