Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
THE PHENOMENA OF THE LAST DAYS CENTERED ON LOVE
1. WHEN ARE THE LAST DAYS?
The term "Last Days" originated with Christianity, but a similar
concept exists in many religions. Let us think about how the Last Days
The world which the absolute God plans should be eternal. Once it
starts, it must continue eternally. We must imagine that the reason
the Last Days are needed in the world which God created is not because
God planned for them, but because of the human fall. The cause of the
Last Days is the fact that evil began and goodness could not continue.
Adam and Eve, who were created by a God of goodness, lived in the
Garden of Eden, which was also good. If Adam and Eve had not fallen,
goodness would have continued eternally. However, because of the fall,
goodness ended without even starting.
You must understand that even though human beings were created to
believe in God's words, our first human ancestors disbelieved, causing
death to occur in this world. Another master appeared, who seduced
Adam and Eve into disbelieving God's Word and disobeying His
Because Adam and Eve did not believe God's Word and were seduced by
this master, Satan became the lord of this world. Fallen Adam and Eve
became the objects of Satan. As a result of their disbelief, there
began a world of destruction and death, which has no relationship to
God cannot leave this world as it is. We must make goodness begin once
again by restoring this world.
When would the Last Days come? The phenomena of the Last Days occur
when a heavenly person appears to cleanse the world by restoring to
goodness the individual, family, clan, tribe, nation and world. In
other words, the Last Days occur when a central person appears with
the power to eliminate all evil, to remove all the conditions for
Satan's accusation, and to transcend to a world of goodness. The time
when we overcome individually is the individual Last Days, when we
overcome on the family level is the family-level Last Days and so on
up to the world-level Last Days.
Historically, our ancestors came and went. Those who tried to fulfill
their responsibility based on God's will always met with failure.
Therefore, God made a promise that He would send a world-level
representative who would be victorious representing the individual,
family, tribe, nation and world and who would appear before Satan with
a dignified power. That one person is indeed the Messiah.
The Lord will come when the evil world, which existed from the
beginning of history, is ready to change into a world of goodness.
Therefore, the Last Days means the end of one age and the beginning of
a new age. If the literal sun, moon and earth -- which God created --
are destroyed in the Last Days, it would be destruction by Satan,
meaning God would have failed.
The Last Days will occur without people knowing. When your watch
strikes twelve o'clock, yesterday ends and today starts. But is there
anyone who perceives at midnight that "from this instant it is a new
day"? I don't think so, but this does not mean that the time ending
the previous day did not arrive.
It is difficult to perceive clearly the end of one day and the start
of the next. Soon, autumn will be over and winter will come. However,
autumn will end and winter will come without anyone knowing. There are
many elders here, but is there anyone who, even once in his lifetime,
recognized clearly the moment the season changed from autumn to
winter? Without our knowing, winter comes, and then spring. However,
this does not mean that there is no end point, no division between
You must know that when Adam and Eve fell, they still did not have a
clear purpose which allowed them to decide what is good and what is
wrong. They also did not yet have the power of dominion or the ability
to make the right decisions. The fall occurred when Adam and Eve
turned left when they should have turned right. Adam and Eve fell in
the midst of confusion, not yet knowing all the facts.
Then when are the Last Days? The time is now. This is because it is
written in the Bible that when the Last Days come, the world will be
divided into sheep and goats. The sheep are the people following the
Lord, and the goats are those who are not.
Communism is on the left and therefore it is the goat. It is written
in the Bible that what is on the left-hand side is the goat. A goat
does not know its master even if it has one. Do communists know God ?
The people in the democratic world are the sheep because they know
God. A sheep knows its master. The Bible writings about the Last Days
describe all the phenomena of the present day.
What is the nature of the Last Days? It is the time when everything is
and confused that people cannot tell the difference between day and
night or truth and falsehood. When we look at the world today, we
cannot tell whether the people who believe in Jesus are good or those
who do not believe in Jesus are good. Sometimes those people who do
not believe in Jesus can be better. When we compare the communist
world and the democratic world, the communist world seems to be
externally more dignified and practical than the democratic world. We
have entered an age in which we cannot clearly distinguish what is
better from what is worse. You should know that this heralds the Last
Days. It is said that history repeats itself. We are entering the age
in which we will reap what we have sown.
The word "restoration" appeared because of the human fall. This is the
Principle viewpoint. Fallen humankind must be restored. The main
purpose for God to carry on His providence is to restore human beings
to their original position.
Why did man and woman fall ? They fell because of satanic love. Then
what is satanic or "fallen" love? It is self-centered love, which
separates individuals rather than uniting them.
What, then, would be the nature of the Last Days? It is the time when
all people think of their individual love as absolute. The world's
Last Days will occur centering on fallen love. In other words, in the
Last Days, individualistic love will be thought of as absolute. Love
for the nation, society and family will be denied, and self-centered
love will be approved. Instead of love based on morality and ethics,
animal-like carnal love will be rampant in this world.
Today, impure love has reached the stage in which neither parents, the
nation, nor the world can stop the corrupt sexual acts of young people
and solve these problems.
Why has Satan brought humankind down to this state of corruption? It
is because God has been carrying out a providence centered upon love
for the whole. In order to hinder God's providence, Satan has no way
but to pull man and woman in the opposite direction.
What is Satan's greatest goal? It is to destroy human love completely.
Conversely, God is trying to lead humanity to the original world of
2. THE PHENOMENA OF THE LAST DAYS: THE FALL
OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION
When did Adam and Eve fall? It was during their teens. They were not
old. Centering upon what did they fall? They fell centering on love,
and two different kinds of love appeared. As a result of the illicit
love relationship, evil seeds were sown throughout the world.
This gradually expanded, causing the world to divide into two and
creating the problem of right and left. When a storm sweeps across the
world from the most developed to the least developed nations,
centering on the problem of love, you know that it is the Last Days of
the world. We reap what we sowed . . .
When did Adam and Eve fall? They fell during their teen years. A false
love was sown and humankind was born through this false love. The time
must come to harvest the fruit.
Today, no matter where we go, the most serious social problem is the
ethical problem of the younger generation. Through the universal law
of cause and effect, the sown seed bore the exactly corresponding
results. We must solve and overcome this.
Now young people are falling, hiding behind trees. This is because
Adam and Eve had an illicit relationship behind trees, without the
permission of their Parent. Because Adam and Eve sowed this seed, we
now are harvesting the same action. The time is coming when the same
phenomena will occur throughout the world, transcending national
borders, age, ideology and principles. This is the Last Days. Has this
time arrived or not?
Today, juvenile delinquency is widespread. This is a result of the
fall. The problem of university students, people in their teens and
twenties, is very serious. Those young people even sell out their own
country if they have the desire. When they protest, the nation is
puzzled. Isn't that the case? When the younger generation
demonstrates, the whole nation rocks. Demonstrations and subversive
activities started by young people are taking place everywhere.
Sexual problems are also an issue. When they fall, how do they do it?
They do as they wish, without their parents' permission. Even when
husband and wife love each other, they do as they wish. Love is the
origin and power of life and should follow heavenly law. But it is
becoming a game out or.... streets with people dancing around and
engaging in corrupt activities. These phenomena indicate that it is
the Last Days.
Today, what is the reality? We already are too late. Young people are
poisoned by drugs, and satanic love and free sex are rampant. The
whole free world is polluted by the corrupt standards in the United
Americans are traveling around the world seducing women of every
nation. They are becoming unfaithful. If we cannot solve this problem,
the United States and the world will be destroyed. The reason Sodom
and Gomorrah perished was because of luxury, disbelief and false love.
Rome perished also not because of any outside power, but because love
toward the family, society and nation were destroyed and the people's
power of life diminished and perished. In these respects, America is
no different from Rome.
Humankind, inheriting the fallen blood lineage sown from the evil
seed, has now reached the time of harvesting the result. I know that
as of recently the fall of young people is increasing in Japan, also.
This means that the autumn time is coming, when we have to harvest, on
the worldwide level, the evil seed sown by the mistake in the Garden
of Eden. When this time comes, there should appear people or movements
calling for new, ideal relationships between men and women. The fact
that a movement calling for ideal relationships has appeared is
tremendously happy news for the whole world.
After World War II, the United States fell into the situation we see
today because of its idea that "the world is ours," centering on
itself only, without trying to move toward the land of the world-level
Canaan. America does not have a true goal.
I shed tears standing on Fifth Avenue in New York City. New York is
proud of having the Empire State Building and World Trade Center, but
what are they going to do now? Accidents will happen when God leaves
those places. God blessed this country for a reason. America was to do
everything, even the construction of buildings, in the name of God,
but America is going in the opposite direction and becoming spoiled.
If you look around the streets during rush hour, you see young people
gathering, becoming corrupted. Did God bless this country so that this
would happen? There should be young people standing up to start a new
movement for purity, determined to save the world, but there are none.
If there were even a few young people gathering around one rock
symbolizing an altar, praying with tears to save the future world,
this would bring one point of happiness.
You should know that God has now left New York City. There is a rumor
now around the world that New York is a city of the devil. God did not
bless this country hoping to create a city where murders are a common
occurrence and women are raped in the middle of the day. The country
has all the reasons to perish.
Young people are corrupted. I am sure you know that drug problems
among young people are now very serious. Families have broken down and
racism will become a greater and greater problem from now on.
Furthermore, there is an increasing possibility that the country will
be threatened by communism and economic panic will occur. Why do these
things happen? It is because God has departed.
God should be dwelling throughout the United States, but He is leaving
from every comer of America. God has left from your hearts. God has
left the family, society, church and government.
3. THE REALITY OF SATAN IN THE LAST DAYS
What kind of god is Satan? Satan is a god of adultery. In the Last
Days, Satan denies God, the churches of God, and the family traditions
of God. Today, when we see these things happening around the world, we
can understand that communism indeed began from the work of Satan.
Communism denies the existence of God. Also, it calls religion an
opiate and seeks to destroy religious families. This is because Satan
knows God is working to make him surrender through religion and
religious families. Satan knew very well that if he denied God, he
would also be denied. Satan also knew that human beings would one day
go back to God. Therefore, Satan thought that since eventually we
would not serve him anymore, he wanted to keep us from serving as
well. You should know that this evil is indeed Satan.
When Adam and Eve were still immature, the first step of heartistic
action that they made without God's order or direction became the
motivation of their fall. Young people living in the Completed
Testament Age should have no relation with or interest in the
seduction coming from the fallen environment. Otherwise Satan will
work until he plays out every idea to ruin humankind.
Communism encourages people to "play, sing songs, dance and make
love." This is their strategy to destroy. Satan is making this
environment in order to destroy humankind.
Satan is cynically laughing at God, saying, "Can You unify this
separated world? Judaism and Christianity, which You have been leading
for several thousand years, are all messed up and have become a den of
communism. How are You going to take control of this situation?" Also,
Satan is accusing God, saying, "When we look at the religious world of
today, they are dancing, and men and women are doing all sorts of
things, with the excuse that they have to be social. Can You dwell in
them? Are there people having relationship with You? Among the four
billion people of the world, where is there a religion or religious
person with the heart to realize Your will?"
Satan is attacking God, saying, "What kind of a person is the Messiah
which you have promised to send? What is the Messiah going to do? You
are saying that the Messiah is coming with a responsibility to unite
the world, the nation, and all heaven and earth with the original love
of creation, but can the Messiah do that work on this earth? How can
the Messiah do things which even God cannot do?"
From this viewpoint, the religion that should appear -- that God
should form -- is a religion with strong power calling to unite the
individual, family, clan, tribe, nation, world and heaven centering on
Do you know that Satan is tying a rope on your hips and pulling you?
Your father and mother are pulling, your country is pulling, and the
person whom you loved before is pulling you. I'm sure there are people
who think, "Being pulled liked this, I should reconsider following
Reverend Moon. I'll think it over for a while and then follow. Why
should an intelligent person like me voluntarily go a sacrificial way,
living a difficult life?" There are people who say, "I want to live a
relaxed life, enjoying myself from time to time. I can understand that
the way of following Rev. Moon is good, but I don't like working so
hard." Please raise your hand if you can say that Satan has not tied
at least one rope on your hips.
No one raised a hand. Therefore, you cannot make big claims. You
yourselves are miserable. How can you walk around being proud of
yourselves? Can you become like me by doing that? Among you are people
who have received a doctorate. Even Ph.D.'s must cut this rope and
Until you cut Satan's rope, both men and women should bury their love
symbol in cement. But don't worry -- no matter how hard the cement is,
when there comes the spring of a heavenly nation, it will dissolve
There are two kinds of love. One is love which Satan likes and the
other is love which God likes. You should know that there is a
happiness, ideal and love which Satan likes, and another happiness,
ideal and love which God likes. God's criteria are based on eternal
things and Satan's criteria are instantaneous or temporary things.
Which happiness would you choose? I'm sure you would choose the
eternal happiness, and you should. You should prepare and try hard to
search for eternal love. If you only seek instantaneous love, you will
eventually die. When an instantaneous impulse or desire arises within
you, pray for the power to seek eternal love and to avoid the darkness
To overcome the satanic fallen world is much more difficult than
winning any war in history. The war to overcome the satanic world is
the last war, in which God will be the commander, giving commands
directly to go forward. You should all know that this time has come.
If I did not know the Principle, terrible things would have happened.
There would have been not only temptations from man, but countless
temptations and trials from Satan. Satan, who has been accusing God
for six thousand years, has enormous power. Most people fall down once
they face a big hardship. The reason I was able to succeed until now
was because I knew the heavenly law based upon the Principle. This is
why I was not caught by temptations. You should be proud of this.
4. THE WORLDWIDE PHENOMENA OF DIVISION AND THE UNIFICATION MOVEMENT
As a result of the fall, the whole world has divided. Although there
are so many people on this earth, they are all people with divided
personalities. We can conclude that this result was caused by the
fall. Because the world is so divided, confusion is occurring. This is
the reality of the world today. In such a world, we absolutely cannot
become united by ourselves alone. Human beings by themselves cannot
pursue the ideal.
Atheists insist that God is dead. They urge us to throw away all hope
and ideals because human beings are about to be destroyed. They see
God and religions as having been created by human beings. However,
there is no way to understand this world if we look at it centering on
ourselves. We cannot understand the world even by looking through
ourselves or our family. Not even the deepest knowledge on this level
can enable us to understand. We conclude that, after all, we should
see the world from God's viewpoint and realize that we should overcome
the satanic world through finding true love.
Today in this fallen world, there are those who have killed their
parents, brothers, relatives and neighbors. The vertical historical
conditions made over several thousand years by brothers and clans
killing each other are appearing today all at once horizontally. In
this situation, people are becoming individualistic. They do not even
care about God. They are becoming individualistic dictators who have
not the slightest care about their parents, brothers or neighbors.
This is the reality of our world today.
You all also have become individualistic. The more the nation
develops, the more the people become individualistic. Individualistic
people are the locomotive running in the forefront of the satanic
world. In their eyes, there is no nation, family, or even brothers and
sisters. There is only the individual. Individualists have a thinking
style like that of the archangel, made Adam and Eve fall.
In the fallen world of angels, there are no reciprocal relationships.
If a man or woman become individualistic, like the fallen archangel,
they will lose the nation and even the family. That person can only
think of himself, and therefore will lose everything.
Today, most people living in the democratic world don't think about
their nation, society or history. As with animals, sex dominates their
minds. Just like the animals, women desire men and men desire women.
They are only looking for fun. One-night stands are now usual for
them; they wake up in the morning and leave without having any
breakfast or even greeting the other. This is only one example of how
serious the moral problem is in the United States. It is a sign of
Therefore, we must teach people the heavenly ideal centered on the
natural law of love. Reverend Moon, whom most people call crazy, calls
for people to form a new system of family ethics by teaching them to
go the proper way.
Today religious people are saying, "We should become people of
goodness by living a faithful life...." But even if I become a "person
of goodness," the world cannot be saved by only one person. American
ministers verbally oppose hippies, but actually are following them. We
betray ourselves without even knowing. We are to follow God. If I take
off my tie, you should also take off yours. If there is no hint of a
spiritual purpose for something, it's better to throw it away. We
would only be pretending to use it properly. You should know that you
are sinning when you feel the pangs of conscience.
Bring all the money from throughout the world that people use to buy
their ties. How wonderful it would be if we donated all that money to
the miserable people starving throughout the world!
In the United States, the ministers have nothing to do. They drink and
smoke, and they do not like the Reverend Moon. How can we use people
who claim to be heavenly sons and daughters but are actually being
used as the weapons of Satan? Therefore, we should straighten out this
world. Reverend Moon is saying big things, but can he really do it? If
we cannot answer, we cannot accomplish God's will at all. If I say
"Yes" then I must make myself like that, rebuilding the family, clan
and tribe. And I must also build a new world, forming one brotherhood,
one tribe and one nation.
Now is the time to harvest. The seeds sown by Satan are scattered all
over the place. It has come to a limit. Therefore, we must unite
everything. The Unification Church is this kind of movement.
This is a world of individualism. The family, parents, children,
brothers, clans, tribes -- everything is divided. But the Unification
Church is proclaiming one world transcending nation, tribe and family.
We are proclaiming the opposite of Satan.
A long time ago, only people from the same tribe would marry. However,
in our marriage, five different races have gathered from six large
continents. Japanese people are marrying Koreans, something of which
they never even dreamed. And black and white people are getting
married. They are doing that of which they never even dreamed as
though it were nothing. In this way, we are uniting everything. In the
midst of the division and conflict of the satanic world, the
Unification movement is bringing people into God's world.
5. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND THE UNIFICATION CHURCH
We are now in the Last Days, which resulted from Adam, Eve and the
archangel's disobeying the Word of God in the Garden of Eden.
Consequently, the time comes when people will not listen to anyone's
words. Then, what will they do? The fall in the Garden of Eden
amounted to the assertion of free sex. We see this in the young people
of America today. Through this, the value of man and woman has fallen
even lower than that of animals. Love has fallen to the same level as
that of animals seeking physical satisfaction only.
Satan wounds and scars people so much that they cannot return to God
even when they try. However, because God is the God of love, He feels
pity for humankind and by showing humankind the model of an ideal
character, He tries to form a united world in the heavenly realm,
creating an order of love for the family, nation and world. You should
know that the Messiah is the one God has sent to fulfill this work.
As the Unification Church forms its foundation, the world will
deteriorate to the point at which people will have no way to cope with
their many problems. Now is that time. Look. Are the young men and
women throughout the world functional people? There isn't one who
seems to be useful. Are the families of America normal? Can we solve
these problems with worldly power? Because families, the nation and
the world are falling apart, there must come a person who has the
power to solve these problems. We conclude that only that person can
solve the problems of the world.
When are the Last Days ? The time now is as it was when Adam and Eve
fell. Teenage sons and daughters go out saying, "I have nothing to do
with mom and dad. I don't need my brothers and sisters. I care only
about what I like." This is why teenagers are falling. What is this
phenomenon? They fall in love and fall while their parents do not even
know. There must appear a group opposing this, which insists that they
never behave this way. This is why free marriage is not permitted in
the Unification Church.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, centered upon whom would they have
married? God would have been between them, and they would have married
centered on God. Adam and Eve knew that they were brother and sister
at first, but when the time came, they began to feel sexually
attracted toward each other. Just as our heart gives orders to our
body, God gives orders to our heart, dwelling there and moving the
heart to form a relationship.
Human history began from Adam and Eve's mistake of leaving the
heavenly way of God and loving each other as they wished when they
were still a boy and girl of sixteen years of age. We can say that the
corruption of today's young people results from this cause. This is
the same as harvesting when autumn comes. The young generation's
acting as they wish and falling is the harvest of the wrong seeds
which their ancestors sowed. The Unification Church has appeared in
order to completely cleanse and demolish these problems.
In the last half of the twentieth century, why has juvenile
delinquency become so serious? It is because love toward children is
lacking and parents are living selfishly. This is why their children
are out on the street or at the dance clubs doing all sorts of things.
Then they end up becoming so miserable. Therefore, we must determine
ourselves to take the responsibility to solve all these problems
during our age. You should clearly know that you are to take on this
Today, the universities are becoming corrupted because the same
condition as when Adam and Eve fell in their teens is recurring. Now
is the time to harvest the seeds sown by Adam and Eve. In other words,
this period is the same as autumn. This is why people are falling all
throughout the world. Reverend Moon is trying to restore all of this.
I am trying to solve these problems according to the heavenly law.
Today throughout the world, juvenile crimes are very serious. When
teenage young people become corrupted in both the communist and the
democratic world, it is the Last Days. Everything is confused and
crumbling. Fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters all are separated
because of false love. Couples also divorce because of false love. The
reason the younger generation is rebelling against the older
generation is because they could not receive love from their parents.
False love causes division between parents and between generations.
When this occurs worldwide, it is the Last Days. Therefore, we must
sow a new seed that can unite everything that is broken. When a bud
sprouts from a new seed and grows, it should break down the false love
and absorb it as fertilizer. This is the heavenly way. This is the
same as cutting the surrounding grasses and using them as fertilizer
when sowing a new seed.
Then what must we resolve to do? We must recreate the destroyed things
into their original form, centering on the thought of the Unification
Church. We must create a new order of love and life. Then a new heaven
and earth will be opened. This indeed is Unification Thought, or
Unificationism. This is the purpose to be accomplished by the
If young men and women of America, representing the whole world, are
corrupted, how much effect will they have on youth worldwide! What is
free sex? What are hippies? This is why in the Unification Church
young men and women are not even allowed to hold hands. You should
know that Satan is always pursuing us. In American society, to teach
the true relationship between man and woman is the way to knock down
the enemy Satan.
Therefore, we say that we are born connected by a mutual destiny to
work throughout our lifetime to overthrow the enemy of God's love and
the historical enemy of all love who has caused suffering to
humankind. Therefore, we must attack the enemy of God no matter how
much the nation or the world opposes us. We cannot fail or become
tired. When we wake up in the morning, we must start the new day in
prayer, saying to God, "Father, I will go forward today to overthrow
Your enemy." I am not a person who looks to live an easy life.
If the American hippies and yippies are the Cain-type hippies and
yippies, then you are the Abel-type hippies and yippies. Cain-type
hippies are corrupt morally and sexually and they are separated from
their parents and families, but the Abel-type hippies are living for
the family, nation and world. They are also working on the front line
to overcome communism. If we work just for three and a half years,
then the Unification Church can externally completely resurrect the
Cain type hippies and yippies and unify them. After that, you can go
home and restore your grandfather, grandmother, father and mother all
at once. Now, everything is turning according to the Principle.
The lives of Cain-type hippies and yippies are corrupt, but the Abel
type hippies and yippies are working so hard that their bones melt.
These men and women are not even allowed to love each other. Abel-type
hippies and yippies are people searching for God's family, nation and
world, and they are the people who are to marry while being welcomed
by the whole world, nation and the family. You are doing the most
difficult job, but it is so that you can receive my standard totally.
6. THE TRUE LOVE MOVEMENT AND THE UNIFICATION CHURCH
Do you know how our first human ancestors came to fall? They fell
centered on their self-centered love. In other words, the fall was a
result of their centering love on man and woman instead of having God
as the subject. The self-centered thoughts and love which triggered
the fall created the reality of this fallen world. This reality,
indeed, is driving this world into a spiritual crisis.
Then, what was God's love? If self-centered love was the cause of the
fall, then the original love must have been a God-centered love.
Man and woman were supposed to realize love centered on God. At the
very beginning, they were supposed to feel and recognize themselves
centering on God and unifying with God. However, because they pursued
self centered love and a self centered consciousness, they created an
irreversible fallen result and a history of hatred, sadness and
suffering. In order to restore this tragic history back to its origin,
a new revolution is necessary. This revolution cannot be accomplished
by a political strategy, nor economic or social reform. More than
anything else, this revolution is only possible through the revolution
of our fundamental consciousness. It should be a new revolution of
love centered on God's love.
However, this revolution of love is more difficult than any other
revolution in the history of the world. The revolution of love is
God's revolution to change self-centered humanistic love to a God-
centered divine love. Therefore, you cannot imagine how difficult it
is. However, this revolution is a movement absolutely necessary not
only for God, but also for humanity. This is because this revolution
of love will make possible the realization of the ideal for which God
and all humankind have been waiting and hoping since the beginning of
Then, what are we to do to realize that ideal? The most important
subject is how we can reform our self-centered love, transforming it
into a love for others. God absolutely does not have self-centered
love. His love is only centered on others. If love is not for the sake
of others, no matter what kind of love it is, it is not true love.
God's love does not say, "You must first of all love me." God's love
says, "I will first of all love you." Why did God create all things?
He did so in order to love. Therefore, because of the principle that
God created all things in order to love, we have to go through the
recreation of love during the process of restoration. When we
harmonize with God's law of love and direction, trying to restore the
relationship with God, then there is formed for the first time an
original normal relationship between God and humankind.
The restoration of the lost relationship between God and humankind is
possible only through God's love, which is to live for the sake of
What is the present situation of the world? The world of this century
is not able to escape from the whirlpool of crises accompanying
decadence. Therefore, no one can deny the truth that nothing else
other than a new movement, or a revolution of true love, can save
In order to save the world through a movement of true love, you
yourselves must first of all become substantial beings of love. You
are to blossom proudly, becoming like fireworks of love.
With God's love as the core, you should become a person who maintains
the law of love, whom no one can break or destroy, and you should
become a substantial being of love by serving God. You serve God by
harmoniously interacting with everyone in the world and becoming
united with all things. This is the highest ideal for man and for
woman. This has been the hope of God since He created human beings and
all things. Therefore, if "you and 1," who have become the substantial
beings of love, love each other and become husband and wife, bearing
children who can inherit God's love, and form a stable family
centering on God, this indeed, would become the most valuable event
that nothing else in the world could replace. Based on the family
which has perfected heavenly true love, we can form a clan realm of
true love, a tribal realm of true love, and then a world realm of true
This is the basic fact and Principle of the world of humankind.
However, today, no people know this, not even the many religious
people in the world.
In this age neither America nor the communist world can move by
themselves. Among the young people in the United States, there is no
one who is trying with his or her own hands to save not only America,
but the whole world. Even among the young people in the communist
realm, there is no one who is trying by their own hands to save not
only the Soviet Union, but the whole world.
Neither is there anyone doing this in the many religious groups in
this world. There is only one group which says that this decaying,
dying America, communism, and the whole world can be saved and even
God's will realized through their own hands. That group is nothing
other than the Unificationists, who are being persecuted and shut out
from society. You should know this surprising fact.
The United States has now lost the power to extend itself. This is
felt uniformly by all scientists, philosophers and theologians.
America is in such a terrible situation that neither its Christians
nor anyone else can find their way. Even though their stomachs can be
filled, spiritually it is like a year of bad harvest. Spiritually,
they do not have as much as a bunch of grass to eat.
If there is an oasis flowing with spring water in this spiritual
desert, I would think it indeed must be the Unification Church.
When it comes down to it, money is not the problem. What I desperately
shouted, while running around the five great oceans and six great
continents, was indeed about the "road of love." In the face of dark,
desert like humanity barren without love, I threw a light from the
"lighthouse of love" upon them. If all humankind ultimately must
travel the road of "the love of the promised land," then the
"lighthouse of love" is more important than anything else to
humankind. Only the "lighthouse of love" can lead humanity to the
What does the Unification Church do? And what do you do? The answer is
very clear. The members of the Unification Church are those who try to
form a tradition of love, and the Unification Church is the church
that tries to become the shield of God and the Messiah. Is there
anyone among you who can say, "I am a real Unification Church member"?
In other words, regardless of life or death, the Unification Church
should form a tradition of love. Even at the cost of all their
property, the member of the Unification Church should form a new
tradition centering on the parents' love that God and the Messiah
desire. You should know that these are the important responsibilities
of the Unification Church and its members.
You should know what a Unification Church member does. A true
Unification Church member is a person who has a key that can destroy
satanic love on the individual level, family level, national level and
worldwide level. In other words, they should have a key of heavenly
love that can throw out satanic love.
Until now, I have given the Blessing to five different races. The
problem of marriage is the most important problem, and to solve this
problem people cannot rely on the world, nation, or even their own
parents for help. However, many people are relying on Reverend Moon,
saying that they will follow what Reverend Moon has said. This is for
the sake of the love of God's nation. This is great. Why is it great?
It is because through it we can jump and enter into the realm of the
love of God's nation. To grab onto the rope of love is the fastest
way. When you go to the spirit world, do you think that everyone's
pace of walking will be different or the same? There will be a big
difference, depending on people. This is because the degree and
quality of love is different for each person.
Would you like to walk with me even in the spirit world? If so, you
should inherit the level of heart equal to mine and God's. If you do
not, your walking pace will be different from mine. If you completely
unite with God's love, in a matter of seconds you can go anywhere
around this whole universe made up of several billion stars. By what
power would you be moving? You would be moving through the power of
love. When God created the universe, He also created with this power
The Unification Church has to follow the road in search of an original
love that can reach the Universe, transcending all races. The
Unification Church is indeed the most precious gift from God given in
the Last Days.
The Unification Church will become the champion even in marriage. It
is amazing to hold a mass wedding and to pledge never to divorce in
the midst of the western world where sexual corruption is serious and
seventy percent of marriages end in divorce. The Unification Church
has become victorious in making a healthy family and a healthy ethic.
7. THE CENTER OF HOPE IN THE LAST DAYS
What was God's greatest hope when He created Adam and Eve in the
Garden of Eden? God has been searching for men and women, sons and
daughters who have fulfilled the purpose of creation and whom God can
eternally love. God must have put all His hope in His son and
daughter, dreaming of what would develop in the future. However, this
was destroyed through the fall.
In order to restore this completely through the providence of
restoration, God has worked through history, which has moved from old
age, to middle age, to youth. At last in this age, God has reached the
class of young people, and He is watching you with the same hope that
He had when He watched Adam and Eve before the fall.
In the Old Testament Age, old men like Noah and Abraham formed the
tradition. Jacob was the only exception, but he was also mature. Moses
was also old.
When we passed from the Old Testament Age to the New Testament Age,
the tradition was inherited by the young people. John the Baptist and
Jesus were both young. John the Baptist and Jesus were the central
figures who tried to inherit all the heavenly tradition and link it to
the substantial world while in their twenties and thirties. If John
the Baptist had served Jesus and realized the heavenly ideal, that
would have become the eternal standard of tradition centering on Jesus
and remaining for all generations.
Young people immediately take action based upon whatever they have
decided in their mind. Those who immediately practice the things I
teach and hope to make them accumulate in themselves are indeed good
It is clear that God wishes the young people, instead of the older
generation, to inherit the tradition. Even on the national level,
those who inherit the national tradition are the young people of that
country. This was so in the past and it is the same now. If those who
are to inherit the tradition and lead the whole cannot inherit the
tradition correctly, then there will be an unimaginable result in the
future. The whole world will move in a direction different from the
heavenly tradition. This is a matter of fact.
The young generation should form a new tradition for the world and
lead the whole world. Even when we look at God's providence, we can
see that God is hoping desperately for the young people to set up the
In the Completed Testament Age, God has hope in the younger
generation, not the older generation or middle-aged people.
Those who are gathered here are all young people. You are not
corrupted yet. You have a pure heart that is not corrupted by earthly
things. You should have a new determination in your new heart. You
should make a new determination and have your mind and body united.
You should be filled with faith. How happy God would be if you became
perfected men and women who can receive love from God.
Now is the time when the Bible verse which says, "You shall love the
Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with
all your mind," should be realized. Who should take part in this
movement? The younger generation is to power this movement. Why?
Because Adam and Eve fell when they were young. In order to indemnify
and restore what made God unhappy, young people should work to restore
purity with all their hearts and minds. You should know how valuable
it is to dedicate all your sincerity during your youth.
Your age is the center of God's hope, to which He is entrusting every
thing in the Completed Testament Age. This is not limited only to
Japan. Worldwide, the members of the Unification Church are all young.
The average age of the members in America is twenty-three to twenty-
five. If all these young people live their everyday lives with the
determination and resolution to go forward for the rest of their lives
for the will of God, definitely a new tradition will be set up through
them. In this respect, you cannot imagine how fortunate a being you
are in this Completed Testament Age.