Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
TRUE PARENTS AND TRUE CHILDREN
Originally, if Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have become the
parents of all humanity, forming a world centered on God. However,
through the fall, they became false parents dominated by Satan.
Therefore, the True Parents, whom God planned to set up according to
the ideal of creation, were lost. The true ancestors of humankind were
What is the nature of the new parents? Adam and Eve, who fell in the
Garden of Eden, became the fallen parents long ago. The parents who
must give rebirth to humanity in the future are the unfallen parents
who stand in the original position. Because they are united with the
will of God, God can publicly recognize these original parents. Having
not fallen, these parents can fulfill the will of God and form an
ideal family in the bosom of God, centering on God's love, and can
multiply children of goodness. They are the parents standing in the
original position. They have no relation to the fall.
What is the position of the True Parents? It is the position of Adam
and Eve becoming completely one with God, free from Satan's
accusation. When Adam and Eve rise above the perfection level of the
growth stage, leaving behind no accusations from Satan, then the True
Parents can come into existence. This is the origin of the True
Parents from the Principled viewpoint. However, to attain that
position is not easy.
What does the Bible teach? The Bible teaches true love, which is the
core of God. It teaches us to search for and unite with the ideal of
True Parents, and to save humankind with true love. Two thousand years
ago, Jesus died without being able to perfect true love. In Genesis it
is written that there was a Tree of Life and a Tree of the Knowledge
of Good and Evil. These symbolize the True Parents. The pillars of
fire and cloud also symbolize the True Parents. The two tablets on
which were engraved the Ten Commandments also symbolize the True
Jesus came to this earth and called God "My Father." He also declared,
"I am in the Father and the Father is in me." This means that
everything finally has to unite. Father and child must have a
relationship which can move together, uniting flesh and blood.
The truth of Christianity is simple. God is the Father and Jesus is the bridegroom. Therefore,
Jesus the bridegroom must have a bride. And we are brothers and
sisters as God's children. The Father, bridegroom, bride, son and
daughter must unite and cleanse the satanic world. In terms of the
process of history, Jesus came as the ancestor of humankind. Because
Adam fell and lost that position, Jesus came as the second Adam.
Jesus, in the position of God-centered bridegroom on this earth, was
to find a bride and they were to become husband and wife, the True
Parents of all humankind. God's providence reversed the process of the
God sent Jesus as the second parent of humankind. The third parent
cannot come into existence unless what is incomplete from the second
parent can be completed. Jesus could not stand victoriously unless he
restored what was lost by Adam and Eve, who were to become the first
parents. However, Jesus went the way of death on the cross without
being able to restore their mistake. Therefore, the providence had to
be prolonged to the age of the Second Advent.
The Lord of the Second Advent must restore through indemnity the
mistake of Adam and Eve, who failed to become the first parents, and
also what Jesus and the Eve who came with the mission of the second
bride could not accomplish, establishing a substantial foundation of
victory both spiritually and physically. Otherwise, the Lord of the
Second Advent cannot appear on this earth as the victorious True
The True Parent, as the perfected Adam, should restore the base of the
first parent, which Adam lost. Also, the True Parent must complete the
base of the parent which Jesus, who came as the second Adam, failed to
In this period of the Second Coming, the reason I had to set up the
tradition of suffering is that Jesus formed only a spiritual base and
not a worldwide spiritual and physical base.
Jesus came with the mission to stand as the parent of humankind, but
he had to die without being able to accomplish this. Therefore, in the
age of the Second Coming, if we cannot restore that same position
through indemnity, we cannot rise to a higher level. The Unification
Church has been doing this.
Throughout history, there was not even one person who, representing
all men in the world, could be victorious in the name of God. Until
now, I have been fighting in order to set up that standard. The
Unification Church and I do not need to go through hardships, but
because I know the Principle, I cannot avoid going the way of
Because Adam fell, his family, clan, tribe, nation, world and even
God's hope were lost. Searching for these, Jesus came on the base of
an altar prepared for four thousand years. However, because the
altar -- the nation and the people -- opposed, Jesus had to go the way
of the cross and die. The time when Jesus comes in order to set up
that base again is the Last Days. That person will come with a tribal,
national and worldwide hope. This is why Christians are waiting for
the Second Advent of the Lord, saying, "Bridegroom, please come." The
person who is like the true individual at the time of the creation,
the model of man, is truly the Lord of the Second Advent.
This person's mission, after setting up the individual standard, is to
find Eve and form a family base and a clan, tribe and nation.
What is the Lord of the Second Advent? Because the first Adam failed,
Jesus came as the second Adam, and the person who comes as the third
Adam is the Lord of the Second Advent.
Adam was to become the true ancestor of humankind, but the fall turned
him into a false ancestor. Because Adam became the false ancestor, God
formed Judaism. On the foundation of Judaism, Jesus came as the true
ancestor, but the Jews, in the position of bride, did not form a
relationship with Jesus. Therefore, parents could not come into
existence. Because of this, ancestors also could not come into
existence. Therefore, Jesus had no option other than fulfilling the
mission of spiritual parent.
Man represents heaven and woman represents earth. Therefore, in order
to set up the position of a man representing heaven spiritually, Jesus
ascended to heaven. The Holy Spirit, who is the Goddess, came down
representing the earth.
The Holy Spirit is the Mother Goddess. This Mother Goddess prepares a
spiritual foundation and then meets the substantial Lord with a
substantial body. That meeting is the time of the Feast of the Lamb.
The person who reverses the six-thousand-year history, a history which
did not produce the parents of goodness, is the True Parent, who comes
at the end of that history.
The Lord of the Second Advent becomes the True Parents, creating the
True Children. He has to vertically unite with God, centering on God's
love. The vertical love of God and the horizontal love of husband and
wife must meet, engraft, and form a sparkling point of love.
Centering on true love between husband and wife, when God's vertical
love and the horizontal love of husband and wife connect at an
absolute right angle, that point of connection is the center. That
very moment is the time for which God hoped when He created Adam and
Eve, and that very position is the place where the True Parents must
What is the position of the True Parents? A true son and true daughter
must grow up as a man and woman of goodness, without any consciousness
of sin, and they must set up a position where they can unite
vertically with God and horizontally with each other.
The Lord of the Second Advent mentioned in Christianity is the person
who comes hoping to form and be the head of the most victorious
family. If you are trying to get married, you have to do it in a smart
way. In this area, the Unification Church has made many discoveries.
Then if we were to name this person, what name would we give him? What
would be the most appropriate name for this person? Reverend Moon of
the Unification Church named him "True Parent." How about it? Is it
the right name? This is a very simple and easy word, but if you know
its content, it is a great word.
Then where is the base of his life? It is not centered on the family.
His activity centers on heaven and earth. There is nowhere this person
will not go. Nothing that he does fails to become historically
significant. Every footstep that this person takes from one to one
thousand will remain eternally as something more valuable than
anything else in history. Even a piece of paper which he uses will be
valued. Everything becomes global and universal. A great person does
not become great by virtue of his genes; his seed is not different.
The person who vows to save the world in one generation at the risk of
his life, and practices this determination, is great. He is a great
person if he determines to do it, even if he cannot accomplish it in
one, two, three or even ten generations. In that case, heavenly
fortune activates through that person. It is the same principle as
steel being pulled to a magnet naturally without the magnet moving.
If you look at your ancestors, what kind of a person is a good
ancestor? Is a person who lived and died knowing just his or her
children, spouse and parents a good ancestor? No. A good ancestor is
one who sacrificed his or her own family lo live for the sake of the
neighbors, for the town, for the society and the nation.
True Parents have value and meaning tremendously different from what
we think of as parents' value. The commonly held value of parents
derives from the fallen world. The head of Japan is the emperor. The
emperor leads for a certain number of years as the head of the
Japanese people. Similarly, every nation has a leader who governs it.
Today, the leaders of the nations are not doing anything to unite the
world. The True Parents of humankind are necessary for the unification
of the world. Only the True Parents can make this world one. Only the
True Parents can accomplish this. Therefore, the True Parents are the
fruit of the hope of human history and of all human desire. They are
the fruit of the victory which indemnifies everything. Therefore, the
value of True Parents cannot be compared with anything in the world.
It is the highest and most valuable.
You should understand that until the True Parents appeared on earth,
there were so many unimaginably tearful situations. I don't know how
many tears I had to shed in places of which you can't even conceive.
I'm sure only God knows everything.
Throughout my life I have shed tears and blood while fighting Satan.
That course was one of hardships and I cannot talk about it without
shedding tears. God walked the path of tears, so I also had to go that
I did not go through that course shedding tears for my own sake. You
should shed tears for God and True Parents. Without shedding tears, no
one can go through the course of restoration. This is because God has
walked this course of tears in order to save humankind.
We cannot deny that we were born descendants of the fallen Adam and
Eve. Neither can we say that our parents are parents of goodness. In a
larger context, not one tribe could inherit the standard of a tribe of
goodness. If we are descendants of the fall, we must admit that we did
not originate from God, but from Satan, and that we are still in that
satanic realm. Human beings in this fallen realm, or realm of death,
must hope for this environment to change.
What kind of being are the True Parents? The True Parents are a symbol
of the hope for everything. They are the absolute symbol of hope for
fallen humankind. They are the fruit of all history, the center of
this age, and the center of the realm of nations numbering three
billion people The True Parents are the starting point of a line that
leads to the future connecting to the ideal world.
Then what is the hope of our ancestors, who lived in historical times?
And for whom will a unified world search? They will hope to find the
True Parents. In other words, they hope to have an eternal encounter
with the True Parents.
What is the hope of all humanity today? Before hoping for a world or a
nation, humanity is hoping for True Parents. From whom do our
descendants want to trace their descent? Your coming sons and
daughters do not wish to be born in your blood lineage. They wish to
be born in the blood lineage of the True Parents. Therefore, the True
Parents are the starting point of a new future.
God absolutely needs the True Parents. Even the omniscient God cannot
complete His providence without the True Parents. Millions of people
in the spirit world also absolutely need the True Parents. If the True
Parents do not come to exist, the support furnished by the people of
the archangelic spirit world to accomplish the providence was in vain.
The True Parents are necessary for them to be able to stand before
What is God's hope today? God is hoping to make Himself visible in
these Last Days. Therefore, He is hoping to appear as a heartistic and
vertically restored perfected man, the Messiah. Therefore, a central
figure who takes the place of a perfected Adam and perfected Eve must
In the Completed Testament Age, God will appear before humankind in
the form of the True Parents. This is the reason that the Unification
Church has enormous power, which cannot be controlled by any political
authority. The tradition of our Unification Church is one of
accumulating experiences of the realm in which we directly feel and
see the living God.
The hope of humanity is to meet the True Parents. The True Parents are
the people we definitely must meet even if we have to go the way of
death to do so. We may lose our history, our present era or our
descendants, but if we meet the True Parents we will recover our
history, this era and the future. You should understand that this is
the nature of the True Parents.
Historically, man and woman lost their parents and became orphans;
therefore, they could not become one with their parents. All problems
were to be solved by the original parents, but this did not happen.
Therefore, everyone needs the True Parents.
When we unite through God-centered parents' love, then a true son and
daughter can be born. You who have received the Blessing are now
standing in that position. You are standing at the central point of
unification of the parents, children and whole creation.
What are adopted children supposed to do? They are to be engrafted
with the True Son. The wild olive tree must be severed at the base and
have a bud of a true olive tree engrafted onto it. We must carry out a
movement to make the wild olive trees into true olive trees. In order
to be reborn, we must inherit the blood lineage of the True Parents.
Therefore, the True Parents are the hope of all humanity. Jesus and
the Holy Spirit hope for the Marriage of the Lamb.
True Parents are the core existence of the fruit of history. The
entire surroundings will link to this one family and what had been
tangled will be reunited at one starting point.
Therefore, those who love True Parents are those who can stand up,
saying, "I will love the world completely." Those who try to love the
True Parents are those who can love the world sincerely. And, those
who know how to love the True Parents are valuable people who know how
to love even the future descendants. Therefore, in order to receive
the love of True Parents, you should have a heart of gratitude even at
the risk of your life. Such a person never falls short in ability to
inherit the love of True Parents. You should understand this clearly.
Today, you know the term "True Parents." This is a term which no one
could use throughout history, indeed which no one could ever conceive.
However, today we not only can use and know this word, we are standing
in the glorious position actually to be able to serve the True
Parents. In this respect, you should know that you are standing in a
position happier and more precious than that accorded anyone else in
When we think of history as containing so much hardship and sacrifice
in order to prepare the victorious foundation for the True Parents,
you should know that the term True Parents is indeed the blessing of
blessings among the words of God. When you think of the two words,
"True Parents," realize that history starts from True Parents, the
origin to which we return. The new world starts from the True Parents,
who possess the internal relationship with which we can dominate
Satan, who controls the external world. Furthermore they possess the
center with which we can liberate God from resentment Therefore, you
must first be thankful for the amazing blessing of being able to live
with the True Parents and to act in accordance with their
The mothers and fathers with whom you are so familiar are all false
mothers and fathers. Don't you think so? We should restore this false
world into a true world, but how do we accomplish that? Are we to
destroy the whole satanic word? Instead of destroying it, we should
push it out. You should have such a determination.
True Parents are the most hopeful beings in human history. They are
the center of historical hope for which no tribe can help striving.
Where has history been heading until today? It has not been heading
towards one nation or world. The goal of history is not a particular
nation or even the entire world as it is today. When we look at
history externally, it seems as though it has been heading towards a
particular nation or state of affairs in the world. However, the goal
of history is not defined externally.
The purpose of God's providence is to save the world. In order to save
the world, parents of goodness should form a complete foundation on
this earth and give birth to descendants of goodness. Otherwise, there
will be no way to save the world. Therefore, the whole hope of
history, after all, was not for a nation to dominate the world. What
history had been pursuing, more than anything else, was to set up the
Here, viewpoints of the nations and the world today cannot be
permitted. Viewpoints centering on the national and world levels
should not appear until after inheritance of the tradition of the True
Parents. When the family of True Parents appears, then for the first
time a God-centered clan and tribe can be formed and the world can be
restored back to God. Without the True Parents, nothing can be
restored. You should know that without having the True Parents,
nothing can be accomplished.
What has past history sought? What is our age seeking? What will
future generations seek? The answer to all three questions is: "the
True Parents." Therefore, unless everything moves toward and
accomplishes this conclusion, the standard of happiness will never be
found anywhere in the process of history or in the universe.
True Parents transcend history. What this means is that history has
been hoping for the True Parents. Do you understand? History until now
has been longing for the day to come. This means that hope was
centered on the future. However, the hope of the Unification Church is
not in the future, it is in the past.
When I say "past", I mean the past that is not of this world, but the
past which transcends the historical past. It represents reality. It
is the fruit of the past, center of the present and starting point of
the future. It is the center of the unified whole. In this sense, True
Parents transcend history.
The people who are alive today, people who will come after a thousand
years, those who will live a thousand years after that, all must walk
forward toward the hope of a thousand years ago. This is why the True
Parents transcend history. The concept of the Unification Church
allows people to serve the substantial being within their living
realm, while at the same time actually transcending space and time.
If you say, "We are the fruit of the six thousand years of history; we
are the center of the world population of three billion; we are the
starting point of a new history," then you will become very serious.
You must understand this. Until now, purpose was centered on the
future. We have been prolonging the purpose to tomorrow and tomorrow.
But, if we continue pursuing the purpose in the future, the
Unification Church will not appear. Until today the fallen world has
been calling for the future, future, future. Communists say that the
world develops through conflict. However, at some point the purpose of
the world has to stand at the center of history. If this cannot be
done, a unified world cannot be realized.
We are not to assign our purpose to the future a thousand years ahead.
The purpose for which we are looking, and for which our descendants
also will look, is in the past. What is it? It is the True Parents.
The True Parents are of the past, present and future. The True Parents
are for all eternity. Do you understand?
From now on, you should not be people who just welcome the world to
come, which is centered on this ideal. You should live serving and
longing for the True Parents. Therefore, you who live in this age are
living in the present, but you are also the fruit of the past and you
should also be the origin of the future. You should unite these three
periods. You should become someone living in the present who can unite
the past behind you and the future in front of you.
Then, with what do we unify? We unify as sons and daughters with the
love of the True Parents. Who are the sons and daughters? They are the
sons and daughters centering on the love of the True Parents. In other
words, they represent the sons and daughters born of the unfallen Adam
and Eve. From here we can become the heavenly sons and daughters.
Therefore, the position of being born in a love relation with the
three ages is the position of the sons and daughters of the True
Parents. Even if man falls, we must reverse the process of history and
restore that position.
When you pray, you say, "We, who are the fruit of the history of six
thousand years." Why are you the fruit of six thousand years? You are
children before the parents. Because you are in the position of
children having a relationship with the True Parents, you become the
fruit of history and the origin of a starting point of the future.
Therefore, your hope is not in the future, but is in the True Parents.
The day you become completely one with True Parents, the world will be
united completely. This is a matter of time.
Who is the center of you? It is the True Parents centered on Jesus.
All the people in history should unite centering on the True Parents.
Here the starting point of future tradition is set up. An origin of
tradition for unification begins here. The center of the number three
The Unification Church is where people can serve the True Parents, who
are the center which history has been seeking. It is a place where
people can serve the True Parents, who are the center of the demand of
the age. 1 can inherit the relationship with the True Parents, who
become the origin of the future. I am the historical center. I will
become the origin and the ancestor of the future. You should know that
this will be realized only when you come to have a heartistic
relationship with the True Parents.
When you completely unite with the True Parents, the nation, tribe,
clan and family can come to exist. The True Parents are the
substantial standard of value of the glory of heaven and earth united.
Will you exchange the True Parents for all the money in this world?
Can you exchange the True Parents for your life? Therefore, things are
different from what they were in the past. Wherever else you may go,
you have to come and visit Korea to serve True Parents. Your sons and
daughters and your descendants of one thousand and ten thousand
generations all must do the same. This is why the Unification Church
The True Parents are the core or the center which determines the
standard of value of the myriad existing beings active in heaven and
on earth. The True Parents are the factor which determines the value
of that for which the beings hope. This is why God is always with the
True Parents. This is why God is like True Parents. God is the origin
of the principle according to which we pursue the historical fruit,
the center of the age, the master of the future. Therefore, the True
Parents are the central department in which God can dwell.
What was the historical hope until this very day? It was to serve the
True Parents. God set up the nation of Israel and Judaism so that He
could send the Messiah. What kind of a person is the Messiah? The
Messiah is the True Parents. The reason God started Christianity and
made the global Christian cultural sphere was in order to receive the
Messiah. The Messiah is the True Parent who comes as the third Adam.
If we look at history in stages, the Old Testament age was an age to
separate the creation, the New Testament age was an age to separate
the people, and the Completed Testament age is an age to separate the
family of love which Adam and Eve lost, centering on the victorious
Adam and Eve. This age is the completion age. In other words, we lost
the parents of humankind, so everything must be separated centering on
the parents of humankind. In order to go through the process of
separation, the parents must come to this earth and go the way of
hardships. This is a Principled viewpoint.
At the time of the coming of the True Parents, all the nations in the
world must become brothers. This is why the victorious nations freed
the defeated nations after the Second World War. The winning nations
hit the younger brothers from the position of the elder brothers, so
if the elder brothers didn't pray for the younger brothers, at the
time of the True Parents, the elder brothers -- the winning nations
-- will be punished. This is why they freed the defeated nations.
Everything in history was for the sake of receiving the Messiah.
Religion has been searching for the True Parents, the world has been
searching for the True Parents, and the nation has been searching for
the True Parents. They all have been pursuing a way to find the True
Christianity prophesies the Last Days. The Last Days is when the hope
of God's sons and daughters is fulfilled. Christianity has a concept
of a bride and bridegroom, and it thinks of the consummation age as
the end time. The bride and the bridegroom are in the position to
become parents. They fulfill the messianic mission as the son and
daughter and are raised to the position where they can fulfill the
mission of parents. At the time of the Last Days, the age of sons and
daughters ends and the age of parents begins.
The hope of the sons and daughters is to unite with the lost parents,
or the parents whom they never met, and once more to receive the love
of the parents which they could not receive. Now is that time. This is
the most glorious time, for which the children are hoping. The Last
Days is not a time when the world is burned down at the order of God
and is not the time of judgment, as is believed in Christianity.
Rather, it is the time of the appearance of the parents for whom the
children had been waiting. It is the time when the heavenly family
centered on God's heart appears. It is the time when a society, nation
and world centered on heavenly morality are realized. It is also the
first time that parents teach these things. Through this education, we
can become one with the love of the parents, and we can develop the
foundation upon which we become one with the parents horizontally. It
is the time of a universal historical transition into a new world.
This is the providential view of the Last Days.
Until now, so many religions appeared throughout history, bringing the
light of the truth. This was in order to set the foundation to receive
the True Parents. The True Parents are the perfected Adam and Eve;
therefore, those who were born before the True Parents all belong to
the archangelic world. Therefore, all religions which appeared before
the Unification Church are archangelic religions. We can understand
the true value of the Unification Church when we look from this
What is the culminating point of history? It is when everything meets
the True Parents. The appearance of the True Parents is the hope of
history, the hope of the nation, the hope of all intellectual yearning
and the hope of the providence. The time when the True Parents appear
is the climax occurring only once in history, never before nor again.
From the perspective of eternity, a human lifetime is but one breath.
I don't know whether you are blessed of God or were just lucky, but to
be born in this age and to come to the Unification Church has
significance. You should know that many of your ancestors dedicated
their sincerity so that you could return to this place. After your
ancestors invested their total sincerity, and over the period
consuming thousands and tens of thousands of people, life goes around
and around, and just as the highest bud receives the light first when
the sun rises, you people gathered here are the ones who have some
kind of relationship with heaven.
The relationship called love has appeared for the first time in human
history. What gives value to life starts here. This is the time that,
through our affirmation, the authority of the nation and the world
comes to have greater value. This is the time which becomes the origin
of history and the focus of hope. It is the time when eternal life
Good and evil originated at one point. This one point is love. Can you
love alone? Love requires two people. They become husband and wife and
then parents. This love went in the direction of evil, creating false
In order for us to receive the parents of goodness, God works
spiritually. But how will He work? When the time comes, God makes the
morality governing the relationship of parents and children ambiguous.
At that time, the phenomenon of children ignoring their parents
appears worldwide. God works that way to cause good to depart from the
boundaries of the evil world. Therefore, as the world is restored, the
moral bond between parents and children will become more and more
insecure. As a balance, who appears from the other side, the heavenly
side? The Messiah appears. In other words, the True Parents appear. At
that point, the true world starts based upon a true principle.
Then what will be at the center? The false parents and the True
Parents become the centers of their respective sides.
People living in North Korea call Kim Il Sung their father. His name,
translated into English, is "gold-sun-accomplishment." You, the
Unification Church members, call Reverend Moon your Father. If we
analyze my name, Moon means truth. Sun Myung means a very clear and
pure thing, or a bright light. The Chinese character, "sun", is
interesting. The fish connotes water and the lamb connotes land. These
are in a reciprocal relationship, signifying the world If we unify all
these. the moon and sun together shed bright light. In other words, my
name means a substantial being of truth which illuminates the darkness
like the sun and the moon.
Korea is the only nation in the world which is divided into two
centering upon two fathers. If they are standing in opposite
positions, can they both be true fathers? No.
Then, do I fear Kim Il Sung, or is Kim Il Sung afraid of me? What is
not based on righteousness is false, and the time when the false
father appears is the Last Days. Because we have made this clear, the
communists hate Reverend Moon and they hate the Unification Church.
The democratic world has hated Reverend Moon until now, but from now
on it will like the Reverend Moon. The time has already come when
America will start to like Reverend Moon.
Soon the time will come when the American citizens will say, "Reverend
Moon is more precious than our senators and even the president. The
presidents of this world govern a country for four years or eight
years at the most, but if we center on the Reverend Moon, the nation
will start to move toward heaven, which has certain eternal value."
This is why it is a logical conclusion to say that you must value
Reverend Moon more than you value anyone in America.
Can two True Parents exist? In North Korea, Kim Il Sung is called
father, but this is different in quality from the meaning of Father in
the Unification Church. Today, we are in a fight with Kim Il Sung. The
name "Father" is very precious. Therefore, both Satan and God are
fighting over that name.
Who will judge this fight? Man is to be the judge and make the
decision. We human beings will choose the True Parents, saying, "Our
True Parents should be like this." Man should know very well why
fallen parents are what they are, and what makes good parents good.
Satan also knows very well that humankind has pursued parents of
goodness. Therefore, Satan tries to set up a false parent. By this
method he is trying to attack the good parent.
What will be the standard of good and evil? This is the problem. By
what means can we determine the standard of good and evil, or beauty
and ugliness? In our everyday lives, we see the standard of good and
evil change all the time.
What we need is an absolute standard, not a relative standard.
Unfortunately, no one in history has been able to set up that absolute
standard. Therefore, we don't know exactly what is the greatest good
and what is the greatest evil
What would be the greatest evil? The meaning of the greatest evil is
the opposite of the greatest good. Then what is the worst thing? We
have mentioned that the most virtuous thing is love -- the love of
parents, husband and wife, and children. Then we can say that the
worst thing is to destroy or remove that love. Therefore, the standard
of good and evil, and the standard by which good people and bad people
are judged, is determined through love.
What does the Unification Church do? The Unification Church introduces
the True Parents and True Children. This is where it is different from
other religions. Most of today's religions have insisted on religion
centered on the founder, but the Unification Church is the religion of
parents. This is our defining characteristic.
The parent becomes the founder. Who is this parent? It is the parent
centered on God, standing in the position of a God-centered parent to
humankind and of an ancestor of humankind inheriting the tradition as
a parent over the generations.
This parent is not a parent who lives in one single age, but is one
who, until the whole world is restored, gives us rebirth, engrafts us,
corrects those who are not qualified to become true children, and
shows and teaches us the content required to become true children.
This is the content owned by the Unification Church.
The Unification Church introduces the True Parents and teaches the way
of parents. When the tribal foundation has been prepared, the parents
must prepare a worldwide foundation. When the church foundation is
prepared, a national foundation must be prepared. Descendants who
connect to parents who do not know how to prepare for the
environmental stage one step higher are destined to perish. In order
for the Unification Church to survive, and in order for our
descendants to survive, we must prepare a worldwide environment. In
order to make the world survive, we even have to prepare the spiritual
environment. We even have to influence the spirit world.
For example, when you are working in Japan, you oftentimes experience
the spirit world working. This occurs because the members working in
Japan are working believing in me. These things occur because we are
the Holy Spirit Association. If you don't believe in the Unification
Church, it's no use explaining to you at all.
The Unification Church introduces the relationship between Father and
children. This relationship is a vertical heart relationship. Even
though the person who comes as your parent has a physical substantial
body on this earth, you will receive numerous spiritual phenomena just
as the disciples did with Jesus. This person will also teach you many
new facts. Even having a substantial body, this person will be able to
do what the people in the spirit world can do, developing it
horizontally on earth. Unification Church missionaries testify that
wherever they go for their mission, the True Parents appear and
directly teach them what to do when they are facing difficulties such
as imprisonment. Our church members engaged in a multitude of
activities in countries such as Japan and the United States are
working tirelessly. I'm sure you understand that this is because the
True Parents directly lead them spiritually, showing and teaching them
what to do.
In the Unification Church, we use the words "True Parents" and "True
Children." Do you know why? This is because the Unification Church is
a God-centered movement to reveal the True Parents to all humanity and
to show the way a True Child should go.
What kind of a group do we constitute as members of the Unification
Church? We are the group of people who have learned the doctrine of
the True Parents and who have become the sons and daughters of the
True Parents. There is no place other than the Unification Church
which teaches the principle that we must become the sons and daughters
of True Parents.
Eve fell by forming the first love relationship as a false one, with
the archangel. Eve fell by forming an unpermitted husband and wife
relation ship. Through this unprincipled, unlawful love relationship,
who was thrown out? God was thrown out and the True Parents were
thrown out next. In other words, those who were to be the True Parents
became false parents and their children became false children. Thus,
true husband and wife, true children, true family, true clan, true
tribe, true nation, true world and true universe all were lost.
Through this unlawful love, the heavenly principle was completely
destroyed. Where is this woman who caused all this destruction? I am
not trying to benefit through disclosing this genealogy. Did Eve
succeed, or did she fail? (She failed ) Because everything was lost
through the formation of an unlawful love relationship, everything
must be found once again through the formation of a principled love
Therefore, what is the Unification Church trying to do? In order to
reconstruct this destroyed history, we are practicing restoration
through indemnity The way of the Unification Church is to take this
mission But we cannot go this way alone Therefore, we form a family.
The mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church is the moment God
blesses us as ideal husbands and wives centering on the principled
Jesus came as the unfallen True Parent. Then, what were Joseph and
Mary? From this world's view, they were Jesus' father and mother, but
if we look at them from the providential viewpoint, they are not
father and mother of Jesus as the True Parent. Jesus was the Messiah,
who came with the idea of discovering what was lost and with the
mission of becoming the True Parent whom God could recognize. Joseph
and Mary were in the position of children before the Messiah, even
though they externally were Jesus' parents. In other words, Jesus was
their ancestor. Can you believe that? You know there is the
expression, "the beginning of heaven and earth." What does this mean?
I think of it in this way. I think that when a son becomes a father to
his father, it is the beginning of heaven and earth. Can this possibly
happen in this world?
Therefore, Joseph should have become a filial son before the Messiah
and Mary should have been the most filial daughter. Also, Joseph
should have been the loyal subject of the Messiah and Mary a loyal
woman. They should have been the first ones willing to die for Jesus.
If they had, Jesus would not have needed any disciples.
However, Jesus had to die without being able to say anything about
this. The father had to die without telling anything to the son.
Jesus, who had the heavenly mission, had to die without being able to
tell all his secrets to Joseph, who was in the position of his father
in a worldly sense and of his son in the internal sense. How sad Jesus
must have been! Jesus said, "I have yet many things to say to you, but
you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will
guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own
authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to
you the things that are to come." (John 16:12-14) It is heartbreaking
to read this verse.
There is an expression, the beginning of heaven and earth. What does
it mean? Does it mean that the nation turns over and the world turns
over? No, it does not. It is the beginning of heaven and earth when
the mother becomes the daughter and the daughter becomes the mother.
Nothing can signify heaven and earth beginning more than this. When
parents become children and the children become parents, this indeed
is the beginning of heaven and earth. The last becomes the first and
the first becomes the last. If you are the last when everyone is going
forward, when everyone is told to turn around, what will happen? This
is the restoration, in other words, the beginning of heaven and earth.
The beginning of heaven and earth must occur one time. The father must
become the son and the son must become the father. Then, what will the
grandfathers be? They will become grandsons, and the great
grandfathers will become the great grandsons. According to the
Unification Principle, who will be the last grandson? It will be Adam.
In other words, those who are born later physically are not the
farthest descendants; they are the ancestors. In other words, the
later generations are not the descendants but are the ancestors. Do
you understand? This is the beginning of heaven and earth.
What does the Unification Church do? They are a group of people who
bring the movement for the beginning of heaven and earth. Then, will
the mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers not oppose? The
satanic world desperately tries to go against it. From their point of
view, we are a group of scoundrels. They do not know, but according to
the Unification Principle, we must do this. The pride and honor of the
satanic world means nothing to us. Unification Church members are
those who go forward with this preparedness. Don't you think it's
wonderful? But the satanic world is not wonderful; it is completely
What is the hope of humankind? It is to serve the True Parents. Six
thousand years ago, Adam and Eve were to have had a holy wedding
ceremony and the whole of humankind was to become the descendants of
God. However, because of the fall, humankind descended from Satan.
Therefore, today we must set up the True Parents on the heavenly side,
whom we lost six thousand years ago, and through the love of the True
Parents, we must be reborn. Only by doing so can we become the people
In order for us to become true children, True Parents must appear on
this earth and we must be reborn through them.
You and the True Parents must form a united relationship, and this
relationship should never change.
All men and women are created to become heartistically one with God.
Human beings who are the children and God who is the Father are united
The Unification Church is a place that teaches the way of the heart
(shim jung). You must be engrafted to the heart of God. You were born
as children of Satan and grew up as children of Satan. How can the
children of Satan be engrafted to God's heart? You have to be
engrafted in the place where a father and mother live together and
raise their children. Before having any sons or daughters, before the
father gets married, in other words, before the mother comes into
being, from the time the seed is made in the father's body, that seed
must be engrafted to God's heart. This is the history of restoration.
Victory starts from here.
The Principle is the law of restoration. This is not the same as the
scientific principles taught in universities. Because human beings
fell and lost their parents, the Principle teaches the formula to
search for parents. Is it right for a person to be ignorant of that
Principle? Further, what are you supposed to do if you happen to know
that Principle? Is it right just to know the Principle and casually
observe? No, you must practice it. You must study yourself and you
must put it into practice. If you try to act according to the
Principle, you must believe in the Principle.
Then, what will you do after hearing the Principle? Because the
parents practiced the Principle, it became a law. Therefore, the
children must live centering on the words of the Principle.
What is the purpose of putting the Principle into practice? First of
all, it is to subjugate Satan. We must subjugate Satan who is the
parent of servants. Next, we must subjugate the parent of the adopted
children. Then, for the first time, we can become the direct sons and
daughters of God.
What is your hope? It is to meet the True Parents. We must search out
what has been reversed. This is restoration through indemnity.
Therefore, the people who were born through this reversed set of
circumstances must go in the opposite direction. They must go the
direction opposite the one the world is hoping you will go. The more
we go in this opposite direction, the more our relationship with the
fallen world will be cut off.
The way of religion is the way of cutting our relationships with this
world. Through this way, we can enter the original world, in other
words, we can enter heaven for the first time. We become the people of
heaven. Therefore, we must be born again. Even the kings and
presidents of this world must be born again.
The fall was improper love engaged in during the completion stage of
the growth period. Then, how strong will love in the completion stage
of the completion period be? It cannot be expressed in words. If a
woman joins the Unification Church, her husband with whom she was
living will seem to be nothing. If you join the Unification Church,
you will feel a strong spiritual power.
It is same for men. Men should long for me more than they long for any
woman in the world. Only by doing this can they be restored. This is
the Principle. At least three times men should cry out loud, longing
to meet True Parents. It used to be this way, but now you do not think
of me so much. There were times when men went and bought tickets
unconsciously wanting to meet me.
You should cry, longing for True Parents in the position of the
substantial God. You should want to see the True Parents always. You
should want to serve the True Parents even by making them a cup of
rice or by giving them a glass of water. You should always have such a
sincere heart. You just have to have a heart overflowing with tears.
Then, centering on me, if you become heartistically united with me and
breathe together with me, you will come to understand the standard of
my character, my past, and the situations surrounding me. You will
also be able to inherit everything.
Because women came to the Unification Church and followed me, their
husbands complained about their wives not coming to them. Because men
followed me, women complained that their husbands weren't coming to
them. It is made to be like that. Men, if they want to see me, should
also shed tears. Those who cannot shed tears cannot enter heaven, even
when the heavenly age of the Unification Church comes.
Because Adam left shedding tears not being able to feel God's heart,
there must be reunion with tears. Our tears must liberate the
resentment of Adam and Eve who separated with tears. There is no other
way to become united. Throughout the world, there are even men who cry
wanting to see me. However, are there such people here? You terrible
people! A long time ago, everyone was like that. At the very
beginning, everyone was like that.
Unless the Unification Church lays that condition, it cannot take
responsibility for restoration. Before, even men could not tolerate
waiting to see me. You know what's called a love syndrome. They had
that syndrome. Everything in the world was troublesome to them. Only
when they received an order from Reverend Moon and were working on it
were they relieved. Otherwise, they were powerless. It should be like
that. Is that the way you are?
All men in the world are archangels. Therefore, they cannot take a
bride as they wish. They are not qualified for that. Women are on the
Lord's side, as the bride of the coming Lord. They do not belong to
men of this world, but to the coming Lord.
When woman fell, it took place through two processes. Therefore, in
order to restore it, we also must go through two processes. This is
why women must like me and long for me. Even if you don't want to, you
have to like me. Women in the Unification Church must be absolutely
obedient to all of my words. Then she can be said to be a person who
likes me. Then I can make you marry if I want to and I can send you
out to witness if I want to. I can make you marry or not marry a black
person. I can make you marry or not marry an American. Is this good or
bad? Those who say it's bad have no relationship with me. Only those
who say it's good are related to me. This is why even old women come
to me. Do men in this world feel good about all women coming to me on
this condition? This is why men in the world are against the
Unification Church. Women aren't.
Then, what should men do? They have to live the life of a servant to
their death. They have to go through the course of a servant. They
have to be treated as a servant of servants. Men are in a position of
adulterers before God. They are a tribe incurring God's resentment.
Therefore, they have to take the role of servant of servants. Even if
I tell them to die, they should be able to die saying "Yes."
Otherwise, they cannot be restored. Men should do that which is most
difficult in the world. Until now, they have mistreated women, who had
no real husbands. But when the Lord comes, from that point on, they
cannot do that anymore. If they do, they cannot be restored. Are these
my words or the words of the Principle? Say it clearly, you who think
you are intellectuals. Are these my words to threaten you, or are
these words of the Principle? (They are words of the Principle.) Then
you should follow the Principle. Therefore, men must become full-time
I have been treated badly until now. I have been fighting for over
fifty years, but people are still shooting arrows at me. You should
not stay silent watching this.
You should not be the archangel on Satan's side. You should become the
archangel on heaven's side and you should attack Satan. This is why I
put you on the front line. Have I ever appeared in the public arena of
the satanic world? Have you ever seen me appear? If possible, I try
not to appear and I try to put you out in front. Because Satan
rebelled against heaven and altered the heavenly Principle, you have
to stand in the position of the archangel supporting heaven, and you
should establish the way of loyalty to heaven. Then for the first
time, a way of restoration can be opened. This is why I make you stand
on the front line.
You are people whom I bought. You are people whom I bought by giving
the whole of humankind and the universe. Therefore, God wants to judge
heaven and earth through you. God bought you people in the position of
servants in the satanic world and made you stand as His sons and
daughters. Therefore, you are glorious children, receiving the
blessing of God. Therefore, if the whole world says it wants from you,
you have to be able to give. You have to be people who can give even
I bought you with my blood and sweat. I bought you by giving my body.
Therefore, you have to do the same as me. I want to be proud of my
members. Let's pledge in this position.
Fallen men lost three hearts (shim jung) simultaneously. Adam and Eve
were God's son and daughter; through the fall, however, they lost the
heart of young, small children, and they lost the heart of brothers
and sisters that was centered on God's love.
Adam and Eve grew up as brother and sister; however, Eve seduced Adam
and made Adam fall. Eve killed Adam. They could have been a brother
and sister of goodness, but instead they became a brother and sister
of evil. Simultaneously, they lost the heart of children, the heart of
husband and wife, and the heart of parents, which are the realms of
heart within God's love. The problem centers on how we can restore
We must become like children by entering God's realm of heart. You
must unite and restore the lost heart of brothers and sisters, the
lost heart of husband and wife, the lost heart of parents and the lost
heart of children. Unless we connect the disconnected heart
relationship and realize the realm of restoration, we cannot escape
the fallen realm.
God lost the son and daughter whom He truly loved from the bottom of
His heart. When viewed from the relationship of man and woman, we lost
a God-centered husband and wife. And when viewed from the children's
position, we lost the True Parents. Through the one act of the fall,
these three all were taken. Therefore, the problem of restoring these
three hearts (shim jung) and setting up the standard which God can
recognize remains. First, we must restore the standard of loving God
as true sons and daughters. Through that process and when the time
comes, we should become husband and wife centering on God, bear
children of goodness and form the four-position foundation that God
For thirty-some years, the life of Jesus was a life to fulfill his
mission as God's son. The history of Christianity for two thousand
years was a history to search for the love between husband and wife.
If the love of husband and wife can be found, then the love of parents
will be realized. If this love of parents is realized, then they, as
representatives of God, can love their children. If we look at this
centered on the individual, the stages of love move from children's
love to conjugal love, to parent's love. Unless you feel these stages
of love centering on God, restoration is not possible. You should feel
these three loves.
What is required as one seeks the final way through faith? First,
there must be the way of the founder who appears with the relationship
of God centered brothers and sisters. Then, there should be the way of
the founder who appears centering on the relationship of husband and
wife. Last of all, there must be the way of the founder who appears
with the relationship of parents.
Originally, one human being was to feel the four great hearts (shim
jung) of parent, husband and wife, brother and sister, and children
through his or her reciprocal partner. This is why the family is
The horizontal providence of restoration through indemnity centering
on God's heart has started. The providence to restore the lost realm
of heart all at once has begun. For this, we have the Unification
Church. No one can understand why the members of the Unification
Church are moving together with one united heart under the direction
of the Reverend Moon. No matter how hard people of this world try to
understand why you and Reverend Moon work with one united heart, they
All the members of the Unification Church, even men, love Reverend
Moon to the degree that they shed tears wanting to see Father. If
someone doesn't have the experience of shedding tears wanting to see
Father, that person is not a member of the Unification Church. That is
wonderful -- not for me, but for God.
I love you centering on God's love, and you love me. You should love
God and also love each other. You should love each other as you love
me. My hope is that you love each other more than I love you. Then you
will be able to love your neighbors more than your parents or your
You should not only bring a logical interpretation of victory, but you
should also be victorious in practice. You should become a group of
people who love your neighbors as your parents and brothers and
sisters. Then, even if you don't want people to come to you, they will
want to visit you and see you to the degree that if they can't, they
will become sick. It was like this when I was a student. All my
friends came to see me at my lodgings, to discuss things which they
could never tell other people. Then I would let them hear the words of
God through which they could inherit the realm of God's heart. Because
there is a theory which can be practiced, I could make them become one
Today, in the near future, there must be a place where humanity can
rest in peace and unity. Where could that be? It is the world of heart
(shim jung) . The world of heart is a world where a father cannot live
without his son and a wife cannot live without her husband. This is
the nature of the true world to come.
What are called "isms" in this world may represent the stages of
revolution of consciousness and the standard of conscience. But, from
now on, there must appear something with which we can be victorious
finally through our fate. That indeed is shim jung.
From now on, there must appear a new view of history with which we can
revolutionize people's shim jung and set up the standard of the
heavenly way. Based on this view of history there must appear a
heartistic principle with which we can create a new view of life and
the world. Then, what would that principle be like? That principle
will center on a heartistic view of life, a heartistic world view, and
a heartistic view of the universe. History has waited for this. The
Unification Church is the place where we can teach these things.
An eternal concept which can revive us is calling. Eternal thought is
waiting for us. Those who love eternal thought will live forever. It
will be like that. If someone cannot unite with that, he or she will
receive judgment. That person will be judged and the position and
level that he or she will attain in the spirit world will be
God created Adam and Eve after many difficulties. In order to create
Adam and Eve, God created the universe. God endured many difficulties
to create the universe. Because God invested so much to create Adam
and Eve, I'm sure God was happy beyond words when He finished.
However, there was to have been a moment when God was even more happy,
and this was to be the moment when His son and daughter were united,
in other words, the time when Adam would have a bride. This happiness
was to be connected to all things that give birth in heaven and earth,
and the center of love was to be linked to all humanity. If branches
were created from there with explosive power, then the whole world
would eventually have been involved. Then people would have been born
resembling God. Those who were not born resembling God would try to
Were you born resembling God, or are you going to try to resemble God?
Which one? You have to try to resemble God. If you had been born
resembling God, then when would be your day of celebration? I don't
know if God resembles you, but if you were born resembling God, which
day should you celebrate? You should celebrate the day you were born.
Then you should celebrate the day you get married. Then you should
celebrate the day you have your sons and daughters. This was the
origin of history. History developed in order to realize this, and
this was the content of the providence.
The fact remaining from the fall is that we lost our original parents.
Through the fall, when we lost the parents, we lost the children. In
addition to the children, we lost all things, and together with all
things, we lost God. We must restore all these.
Adam and Eve were to become God's true son and daughter and then were
to become the true parents of humankind. Adam and Eve were to dominate
the whole of creation. There was supposed to be this glorious day for
the whole creation also.
The dominion over all things cannot be accomplished alone. The parents
must have children, forming a family. All things can be dominated
based on that restored four-position foundation. No one alone can
dominate creation. Jesus came to this earth to dominate all things and
the world, but he could not.
God wanted to give the Blessing to both Adam and Eve, not just to
Adam. Therefore, Adam and Eve had to become husband and wife.
But husband and wife are not enough. Husband and wife are the vertical
center from God. Adam and Eve were the internal and external center
linking heaven and earth centering on God. The spiritual dual
characteristics appeared as substantial dual characteristics forming
an individual set of dual characteristics. This became a man and a
woman centering on mind and body. This was Adam and Eve. Therefore,
when Adam and Eve become united, they become for the first time the
center of a horizontal four position foundation, forming a center
However, although the parents are the center, they must stand also in
the subjective position as the center of the horizontal world
representing the clan level. To do so, they need an object. That
object is their children. Then, when the four position foundation is
formed, heaven and earth are linked for the first time.
In the world today there is a children's day, but it is not a true
children's day. The true Parent's Day, Children's Day, Day of All
Things and God's Day were determined and announced by our Unification
Church. These days were not determined at random, according to my
thoughts, saying, "Today can be such and such a day." All the Holy
Days were determined after going through a formula in the restoration
process. Without going through the formula, restoration is not
possible. In the restoration process, there is always an order, and I
have always restored everything according to that order.
There must be parents before children can exist. Therefore, it is the
principled to proclaim Parent's Day before proclaiming Children's Day.
Originally, all people possess the ideal of parents. Therefore, if
God's Day is determined, then Parent's Day will be determined at the
same time, and then Children's Day and the Day of All Things. However,
because of the fall, everything was lost. Therefore, in the process of
restoration, what is the first thing which must be found? Man must be
found first. You must understand that unless Parent's Day is
determined, Children's Day cannot be determined.
What is the one and only day which history has been searching for
until now? It is True Parents' Day. More than Children's Day, history
has been hoping for True Parents' Day to be proclaimed on earth.
Unless this day appears, no one has the qualification to call God
Even if you called God your Father, you are calling Him Father within
the boundaries of His judgment Until now you have been calling God as
Father within the boundaries of His judgment. You were not able to
call God Father beyond that position.
The God whom you can call Father beyond judgment is the Eternal Father
of liberation. He is the parent of liberation. From here, a new
nation, new world, and new heaven and earth will start. Even if such a
world is surrounded by the satanic world, it will continue to grow. It
is made to grow.
You must think that in order for you to have Children's Day, you must
make a determination to go the true way centering on the six-thousand-
year history. You can overcome this course if you receive the Blessing
from the True Parents. You cannot go over as you are now. In order to
reach the goal, you have to make indemnity conditions. Until you can
have Children's Day, you have no relationship with the True Parents.
You have not been born yet through the marrow of the True Parents.
Representing the many memorial days throughout the world, Children's
Day was established globally and universally before God as the day
when man and woman were born once again in the true position to serve
the True Parents.