Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
THE PROVIDENCE OF RESTORATION CENTERING ON FAMILIES
Through the fall, the first human ancestors Adam and Eve created the
fallen blood lineage. They were to become united with God in the
unfallen world, the original ideal world of God's hope, and to give
birth to sons and daughters with a direct lineage to God. However,
they formed a relationship with Satan and became the head of Satan's
lineage giving birth to dead children. Therefore, today all humankind
has met false parents. Therefore, we must deny the blood lineage of
the false parent and meet the True Parents.
The hope of fallen people is to meet God's son. Fallen people are
grieving about being born as Cain's children and are wandering,
searching for God's true son. We must find God's son. However, if we
had to search out the individual-level son of God, family-level son of
God, clan-level son of God, tribal-level son of God and national-level
son of God, how much suffering would humankind go through?
For this reason, God sent the Messiah representing the national level
son's realm. Therefore, the day when humankind receives this Messiah,
they can also search out the individual, family, clan and tribal as
well as national-level son of God. You should understand that the
advent of the Messiah is to convey the joyful message that now we can
discover the national-level son of God.
We, who are born of the fallen relationship, must meet the son of God,
who will enable us to transcend the condition which Satan can accuse.
After meeting the son of God, we must meet the parent. You have had
fallen parents, but you have never had a true parent. Therefore, you
must find a true parent whom God can love.
Then you must find the parent's family. After finding the parent's
family, you must find God's love. If you have found God's love, then
you will be able to meet God.
Likewise, fallen men should search for their brothers and sisters,
their fathers, their mothers, "my house," and "my hometown," centering
on God. You should understand the fact that humankind on this earth
had to walk this path.
When the sons and daughters who can receive God's love become parents
and form a family in which they love each other centering on God's
love, then in the environment in which everything can be accomplished
through family peace, they will automatically prosper, singing the
song of love. Then, a God-centered tribe will also take form
However, because Adam lost that family standard, we must recover it
through religion. Until we find the family, we cannot find the clan,
tribe, nation or world.
What is the ideal, wish and hope of humankind? We can conclude the
following: First of all, the greatest hope of humankind is to serve
God as my Father. Second, it is to become the sons and daughters who
can receive God's love; and third, it is to inherit everything God
possesses. Humankind has no greater hopes.
What is happiness? It is the feeling of orphans when they find their
parents after six thousand years. What can be a greater happiness?
Religion is to help find these parents. The parents you thought were
dead for eternity are now able to live. If you find you have a means
to discover if your parents are alive, you will not do anything else.
Will you let your properties be an obstacle to finding your parents?
Even if you had to put everything aside, you would invest all your
sincerity in finding your parents. Isn't it so in this world, also?
Are there any children who feel happy hanging onto their land or money
when their parents are dying?
If the original parents centered on the original relationship can come
to life again when you thought they were dead, then to pioneer that
way you need to have sincerity beyond what can be expressed in words.
You have to show your loyalty in the position of feeling heartbreaking
sorrow and regret for the sorrow of heaven.
With this heart, you must prepare the way for your parents to come
alive again. This is the way of a child living with filial piety. This
is our responsibility. Therefore, we must not concern ourselves with
this-worldly things, but must pioneer this way. We must not concern
ourselves with the joys of this world nor its persecution. We must be
able to go even the way of death. We must have a relationship of
filial piety to pioneer this way.
In what position will the unfallen Adam and Eve stand? They are the
same as the substantial being of God. What family will be formed by
Adam and Eve internally becoming one with God and externally becoming
one with each other? This indeed is the God-centered family. And whose
sons and daughters will those born in this family be? They indeed will
be the sons and daughters of God.
However, Satan took Eve and even made Adam fall. Satan committed the
crime when Adam and Eve were only sixteen years old. They were still
in their teens, the time they yet did not know anything about love,
nor what is good or bad. They came to form an unlawful love
relationship, and where God was to dwell, Satan came to occupy.
God therefore lost His true son and daughter, to whom He wanted to
give all His love. In terms of relationship between man and woman, we
lost one couple centered on God. In terms of children, we lost the
true parents. Through the action of the fall, we lost these three.
Then, how can we indemnify all at once these three shim jungs through
the principle of restoration through indemnity and stand in the
position which God can recognize? This is the problem. First of all,
we must restore the standard based upon which God can love us as His
true sons and daughters. Through this process, and when the time
comes, a couple centered on God's love has to be formed. They must
have children of goodness to form a four position foundation which God
desires and from which God will be able to feel joy once again.
Although we human beings were created from God, today we are unable to
act as God's sons and daughters. First of all, God cannot love
humankind as His sons and daughters. God cannot love us, and we cannot
receive love as God's sons and daughters. Second, we are unable to
have a holy ceremony as sons and daughters receiving God's love; and
third, we cannot form a family centering on God's love. If humankind
were able to realize these three, then we would nor be as miserable as
we are today. If these had been realized, the cultural benefits of
today would have been realized much sooner. However, because humankind
failed to do so, we have come the way of restoration and we are
struggling now to reform the culture and make some other kind of
Therefore, we must search for a place where we can meet, a place where
we can finally settle. The nations throughout the world must search
for their original home country and the many tribes must search for
their original parents. This has been the whole purpose of God's
The goal of restoration is to restore Adam's family. God started His
providence of salvation immediately after the fall of Adam and Eve.
However, Cain killed Abel and the providence of salvation centering on
Adam's family moved to Noah's family. Centering on Noah's family, God
planned to destroy all the people through the flood judgment in order
to set up a family which was free from Satan's condition of
accusation, and to form a foundation for the providence on earth. This
was prolonged again to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, to the age of Moses, to
Jesus and to our age today. Therefore, our final goal in the
providence of restoration is to search for Adam's lost family.
For what has God been searching until today? He has not been searching
for a subject. He has been searching for an ideal object. He has been
searching for an object with the internal and external content of the
world created through God as the model. What will be the base of this
result? It will be a family. Nothing else but a family can represent
For what has God been searching throughout the six-thousand-year
providence of restoration? What did He have to find before searching
for a nation, tribe or church? It was a family. In other words, He had
to find his reciprocal partner and a family. In order for a nation to
be formed, there must be a family. Therefore, what is the origin of
everything? It is a family.
Adam's family, which was the ancestor of humankind, was destroyed;
therefore it must be restored. Jesus had to come as the unfallen Adam.
Therefore, Jesus came as the second Adam. Because our first human
ancestor Adam became a fallen ancestor, God sent Jesus as the unfallen
true ancestor of humankind, in order to set up the original will. We
must search for and find Adam's family centering on this true
Why did Jesus come? He came to find a family. The history of salvation
is a history of restoration. Because we became sick, we have to be
healed. Jesus came to save fallen humankind. Then what is salvation?
Because we lost our family, salvation is to find that family again.
How can we do that? Unless we return to our original position, it is
not possible. Then for what reason does humankind have to search for a
family once again? Why did Jesus have to come to search for a family?
It is because we lost our original family. Because we became sick, we
have to be healed. In other words, because we fell, we have to be
If we look at the Bible, it says that the first human ancestors fell.
When the human ancestor fell, did he fall alone or with another
person? (Two of them fell.) That is the problem. Even if there were a
fall, if it were only one person, the problem would be simple. If only
one fell, God as the Creator could have created another one.
The salvation of an individual, which the religious groups, especially
Christianity, have had as their goal or as their faith, does not refer
to individual perfection, but only to a primitive salvation which
represents the start of one stage.
The goal of salvation is conceptualized as a base of one family. By
the salvation of a family being the base, we mean a family which can
lead the world and take responsibility for saving the world. To form a
family of that realm of heart has to be the highest ideal in our life
What have all the religions throughout history been doing? Until now,
religion has been searching for one man. Religions until now did not
permit the concept of having a reciprocal partner. They did not permit
something new. If you continue to go forward without having the
concept of reciprocal partnership, you will perish. However, in the
history of searching for one man, if you have reached the point of
finding that man, then as the next step you must search for a woman.
The movement which proposed to search for a woman was the Unification
Church we have today. Therefore, what does the Unification Church do?
It is a church in search of a family.
Until now, religion has been searching for an individual. Do you
understand? If you find an individual and form a family, that family
will became a clan. That family will become a tribe and then will form
a nation. Therefore, that family, until a nation is formed, will
become more and more united. The more sons and daughters, the more the
family will be united. It will be united as hard as a stone of steel.
When this is realized centering on the providence of restoration, the
movement in search of a nation has already begun; therefore, from that
time on, everything will run a normal course toward finding a world.
It must reach out to the world. A family centered on the providence of
restoration must be formed first, and then a tribe must be formed.
When a tribe is formed, the fortune of the world will start to change.
History is now moving in that direction.
Religions until now have had the salvation of individuals as their
goal; however, in our new age beginning now, the religion which God
sets up and over which the world will be able to rejoice has to be one
which can save families.
Therefore, if a man is saved, women will follow. And if all women
emerge to indemnify, men will follow. It will be like that. When Eve
fell, Adam followed her. Likewise, the man who believes in the woman's
word even at the risk of his life will go to heaven. Also, the woman
who believes in the man's word also will go to heaven. This way or
that way, everything will lead them to heaven.
Therefore, woman should have man who will believe her at the risk of
death, who will risk his own life for her; and man should have woman
who can risk her life for that man. If those people appear, they will
be God's sons and daughters.
The goal of religion until now was to save the individual. However,
the Unification Church's goal is to save the family rather than the
individual. We say that salvation should be of the family and that you
cannot go to heaven alone.
The view of salvation in the Unification Church does not feature
sending the husband to heaven and wife to hell. We make them both go
to heaven. Also, we are not sending mothers and fathers to hell; we
are telling sons and daughters to serve the mothers and fathers and to
go to heaven together. The Unification Church is a religion which
teaches the way through which you can take all your loving family and
tribe to heaven. Therefore, the level is different from other
religions. Religions until now have emphasized remaining single;
however, the Unification Church lays importance on families. We go
centering on families. That family is for the world and for God. This
is the way which the members of the Unification Church should go, and
the way which you should live your own lives from now on.
Transcending law, system, all environmental backgrounds and even
transcending yourselves, the love of parents, love of husband and
wife, and love of children tries to form a relationship which will be
together eternally. There can be no social system which ignores this
and a nation cannot be formed ignoring this. Therefore, the
Unification Church does not hope for an individual church, but hopes
for a family church. The Unification Church does not hope for the
salvation of an individual, but hopes for family salvation The
Unification Church does not make its goal individual salvation, but
tries to fulfill family salvation. The Unification Church differs from
Christianity in this point.
If we cannot find a God centered family, we cannot find a nation or a
world; therefore, Jesus also tried to form a family which God could
love on this earth. Therefore, Jesus as a bridegroom had to find a
bride. Centering on a man, a true parent, true husband and wife and
true brothers and sisters can appear. The marriage feast of the lamb
is a prophecy that this will be accomplished absolutely. It is to
receive the bride and the bridegroom.
What is the common goal which should be the final goal of all
humankind? What are the common barriers through which all must go? It
is not a nation or a world. It is not even the communist world or
democratic world. Before the communist world, there had to be an
original family. Before the democratic world, there had to be an
original family which could found the democratic world. Where has
there been the system, education or standard for this goal? This
absolute standard has not appeared on this earth. Unless it appears,
there can never be a peaceful kingdom, peaceful ideal nation or
Therefore, we hope that an ideal family, an original family, a family
which we can meet and live with will definitely appear on this earth,
and that the time will come when this family can share its fate
together with human history. This way, the providential investment of
God in this earth will be realized, which will be the beginning of a
blessed land or a nest for settlement.
The family is the base where God's ideal can be realized and the base
where the happiness of humankind can be realized. This is the position
where the final work of man and woman will be finished and where God's
work will be completed.
Where is the original base from which God begins the salvation of
fallen humankind? Is it a certain nation which has pride in its
civilization? No, it isn't. Would God make a certain social system the
center, saying it is the ideal system? No, He wouldn't. Then would God
make a talented individual the center? No, He wouldn't. Then, what
would be the center? You should know that the family is the base which
can transcend all these things.
If God exists, God also has to find that family. Therefore, humankind
has to qualify to pass through that gateway of family, raise the
symbol of victory and move forward toward the world. An individual who
can follow this principle and thought has to appear.
Restoration takes place centering on families.
The Messiah is the person who comes representing the Christian
individual, Christian family, Christian clan, Christian tribe and a
Christian nation. What that person has to do is something global. But
the beginning is with a family.
Why will it start from a family? It is because all the incidents
started from a family. In other words, it started from the family of
Adam and Eve. The fact that we lost God, expelled the archangelic
world, lost the world of all things, lost human value, lost human love
-- all started from Adam's family. These all occurred because one man
and woman met each other wrongly.
Therefore, how can we link all these together? A man and a woman must
meet correctly. Who and who have to meet correctly? Is it God and man?
It is not God and man, but man and woman who must meet each other
correctly. Because everything was expelled by man and woman meeting
each other wrongly, if a man and woman correctly meet each other, we
can restore through indemnity.
In order for you to perfect yourself as an individual, you have to go
through the course of restoring your family. When Adam fell, after the
individual fell, the fall was completed by the fall of a family.
Therefore, for you to perfect yourself, to become perfect by yourself
is not enough. Your family must also become perfect.
From the Principle point of view, Adam and Eve originally fell from an
immature position the completion level of the growth stage. we all
know that when Adam fell, he did not fall alone but he fell together
with Eve; in other words, they fell as husband and wife. This means
that a husband and wife united and fell to the adopted child's
position, servant's position; and servant of servant's position. We
can conclude that in the course of restoration we cannot go up,
searching for the child's position, without the husband and wife
An individual related to the providence of restoration does not end as
an individual. The individual must link to a family. Why? This is
because the fall was linked to a family. The motivation of the fall
was in Adam and Eve as individuals, but them pulling that motivation
into the family resulted in the involvement of the clan, nation and
Originally, Adam and Eve were to unite as substantial father and
mother, completing a family which was God's ideal of creation -- in
other words, completing an ideal family of love. However, this was not
done. In order to complete this, Jesus had to come. When Jesus came,
he had to greet his bride from the position of the bridegroom.
When Adam's position, which was to be perfected without falling in the
Garden of Eden, can be restored, and when Adam and Eve can be united
centering on that love, then the fall can never occur again.
You must know that God is the God who moves according to the rule of
the Principle. Because Adam was lost, he has to be found once again
from the satanic world. Because Adam was in the position to dominate
Eve, but Adam made a mistake and could not fulfill his role as
husband, Eve was taken by the satanic world. Therefore, we must find
Eve once again from the satanic world.
If we can find Eve once again, will we not have to fight? God prepared
the foundation of a nation, church, tribe and family. He prepared
Joseph's family and Zachariah's family. Therefore, if Joseph's family
including Jesus, and Zachariah's family including John the Baptist,
became one, God's will would have been realized in a short period.
If John the Baptist had believed in Jesus, what would have happened?
Also, if the sister of John the Baptist had become the bride of Jesus,
what would have happened? If I say things like this, the Christians
will oppose immediately. They will fuss that a problem has occurred.
However, no matter how much they oppose, if they go to the spirit
world, they will know that Reverend Moon was not lying.
Jesus, when he came to this earth, knew the historical fact that he
had to find a bride in order to realize heaven. If Jesus had received
a bride, what kind of a life would they have lived? Would they have
fought and said they would divorce? This is only a guess, but I
suggest they would have realized the most wonderful and beautiful
What was God's will? God's will was for Adam and Eve, after forming a
base as perfected man and woman, to realize God's family centered on
However, was this family of God realized? No, it wasn't. Jesus knew
this as God's will and he believed in it. However, because of the
betrayal of the Jews, the base of four thousand years' history of the
Israelites and Judaism, which was prepared for Jesus, was destroyed,
and Jesus had to die miserably on the cross. Who until now was able to
know Jesus' heartbreaking situation? No one knew.
Today, because this person called Moon came to tell you this story,
you came to know. If this is true, how happy Jesus must be.
Jesus as a bridegroom must find the True Mother who will become the
bride, or else it is not possible to complete God's family. Unless
Jesus' family is formed, God's will can never be realized.
From the Principle's point of view, no matter how wonderful a saint
is, or how much a person knows of God's will, he or she should not be
alone. He or she should be a couple.
Centering on the prepared foundation, it was the ideal of creation and
the ideal of restoration to prepare a family foundation. It was the
hope of history spanning the providential ages.
It was the mission and purpose of religions to fulfill this hope of
history and to cleanse all the miserable facts of history. And the
family is the base of hope where Jesus, who came to fulfill that
purpose, can settle down.
Through Adam and Eve forming a relationship of false love, evil
resulted. Therefore, we must seek the lost result of goodness. Thus,
the coming Lord of the Second Advent should prepare the relationship
of a parent which Adam and Eve lost, uniting it with the heavenly
side. The Lord of the Second Advent should link love through centering
on God and form a foundation for the Blessing. Then the relationship
with the True Parents will be formed and a family of goodness can
start. Because Adam and Eve fell during the completion level of the
growth stage and lost the foundation to realize a true family, the
family is to be sought. That family can be found through relationship
with the True Parents at the position of completion level of the
If the Lord of the Second Advent comes to this earth and realizes the
victorious realm of an individual and family, that family is not
limited to one environment. That family will represent world
Christianity. If a tribe is linked to this foundation, then that tribe
will not merely be one tribe but will become a world tribe.
The center of a perfected individual, family, clan, tribe, nation and
world is a family. Therefore, in the history of the providence of
restoration, families such as Noah's family, Abraham's family, Jacob's
family, Moses' family and Jesus' family were set up. At the center are
not many families, but one family. It must be only one family which
represents the clan, tribe, nation, world and universe. It has to be a
family that is united centering on God's heart. I cannot yield on this
point. We have to be superior as an individual and as a family.
What is the hope of history from now? It does not hope for a superior
person or a superior nation. It hopes for a family standing in the
realm of love which is linked to the universe. Only a family of that
quality can prepare a foundation upon which God can rest, and only
that family can forma new world. Only that family can bring eternal
happiness to this universe. If we would like to relax in this kind of
family, we will find a foundation of happiness prepared.
We are not moving forward with individual salvation as our goal. We
should form a base for family salvation. The family becomes the base
for the formation of societies and nations. Therefore, it must be a
true family. True and true come together even if we try to prevent it.
However, water and oil separate no matter how we try to mix them. The
more we try to mix, the more they separate.
Thus, if a family can have an essential unifying element or unifying
factor, then the formation of a clan will be possible through this
model family. This family will be different from the families to which
we are accustomed. It will be different from families which search for
a new method by uniting and influencing practical social systems and
world affairs. The model family will not try to blend with the
environment or the society in which we live. It transcends them all.
Heaven and earth differ to a degree of which we have never dreamed.
All people, no matter what their differences, desire to love and serve
a laughing parent rather than a crying parent. Then, how can we live
with and serve a laughing parent and laughing brother? A model family
must center on a parent of all humankind and the world, and not on
this-worldly couple or a parent.
If you come to form a true family centering on true parents and true
children, the age of you Unification Church members will arrive, in
which a base will be set up for you to become dominators. And from
now, flowers of happiness will blossom along the way Unification
Church members go. The reason I went on a world itinerary was to
restore a family four position foundation. Through a world-wide family
four position foundation we must restore what Jesus could not restore
individually by forming a four position foundation centering on Peter,
James and John.
This is why I prepared, centering on Korea, a horizontal family four
position foundation with the United States, Germany and Japan. In
other words, because I have already prepared a conceptual base for the
world level Messiah, the Unification Church will never perish. Even if
I die, the concept of the Unification Church has the enough power to
subjugate the whole world.
What is it that the Unification Church is proposing today? The
Unification Church proposes the family. This is a new family centered
on a parent. Sons and daughters making their new start from this new
family system must stand up, cleansed of their past.
The Unification Church way is not an individual way. It is a way to go
as a family. It is a way to go forming a family together with the
members. Do you understand ? A family member has a parent and brothers
and sisters. If a member of the Unification Church cannot love the
brothers and sisters with more than the brotherly love of this world,
he or she is not being true to our ideal. That kind of person will
receive indemnity. He or she will not be able to avoid it. Ultimately,
that person will be pushed out. No matter how hard you try, you will
be pushed out.
Then next, you have to move on to your families. Each family member
will gradually come to have a family. There will be your brother's
family, sister's family, your younger brothers' and sisters'
families -- they all will form families. The time of you being an
individual family member has passed. From now on, you have to act in
terms of families. You rise to a higher level to go as a family unit
through the Blessing. Then, which is more precious you as an
individual or you as a family? You as a family. This was the hope of
six thousand years of history.
When the Lord of the Second Coming receives a bride, the term
"restored family" will appear for the first time. The restored family
must be found again; it is the family all humankind hopes for. During
the history of six thousand years, many religious leaders, who were
sacrificed by the resentful power-holders and false politicians, hoped
for the Lord to come and compensate their resentment. However, the
attack upon the enemy cannot be done alone. If it were possible to do
alone, they would have done it already. Therefore, a heavenly family
has to appear. A heavenly family should appear and form a new footing
on this earth. And with heart dynamite, it must burst the satanic
When we say restored families, who will be the center of these
restored families? The purpose of God's creation, for which God has
been searching, is a family formed by true sons and daughters.
Therefore, the center of the restored family should be God's true sons
and daughters. Then who will that be? It is a person who comes with
all the power to inherit this universe. That person is the Lord of the
Second Advent. This Lord of the Second Advent has to come and form a
What is our resentment? It is that Adam and Eve could not form a true
family as true parents in the Garden of Eden and start a new history.
This was God's resentment before it was humanity's resentment. The
purpose of God in creating humankind was to form this family and to
build a kingdom of peace on earth. However, God continuously repeated
the history of restoration instead, carrying this resentment for the
endless course of six thousand years, because this family was
destroyed. You are to know that during that course, God had to cross
over so many paths of resentment forming history up until today.
The Lord of the Second Advent is the person who comes to take
responsibility for and resolve that history. Then what does the Lord
of the Second Advent have to do? He has to form a family. He has to
form a family not in the air but on the earth. From there, a clan,
tribe, nation and world will appear for the first time. When the Lord
works to build a new heaven, he should not suffer the world with the
authority of the second advent or with numerous steal windows. When
the Lord of the Second Advent goes over the national level, we must
prepare a foundation so that the world can turn at once. You must know
that if we fail, the miserable history which Jesus had to go through
on this earth may be repeated.
The coming Jesus must definitely form a family God desires. That
family has to be a true family. Until now, humankind has been pursuing
true love. False love after all is not good for the family or the
society. Therefore, there must start one true family centering on
God's love, love which all humanity can share in common, and centering
on the greatest love, love for which all humanity hopes. Unless this
family appears, we cannot form a tribe, and unless this tribe appears,
a nation and a world cannot be realized. Therefore, the family is the
highest standard of humankind and the highest standard of God's hope
in the providence of restoration which God proposed.
What is a restored family? It is a substantial historical hope. God,
for six thousand years until now, has been carrying on His providence
in search of this one family. Where should this substantial historical
hope be formed? It should indeed be formed in this present world, in
this practical society. It should not be formed in the future. It
should be formed now, in the present world. The time this family will
be formed is the Last Days. This is the base of historical hope and
the hope of all people living in the present world. It is the base of
the hope of humankind living in the past, present and future. Many
saints and sages who were born as human beings, who lived and went to
spirit world, longed for this family.
The spirits which died for goodness -- for what did they become
sacrifices? Many people of goodness died as sacrifices in order to
become the fertilizer to support this one purpose. Therefore, when
this hope is realized, the saints and sages who were sacrifices in the
process of history will for the first time be able to receive the
grace of God. The Bible talks about the crown of righteousness, the
crown of love, and many other crowns. These are references to the
grace of God. The central place where their descendants, living in
this present world, can receive this grace through their ancestors is
the restored family. Therefore, the people living in the present world
believing in religions have to receive the Blessing through this
foundation. A family which can resolve the historical resentment can
resolve all resentments in this present world and can become the
starting point for a new history.
What is the Unification Church members' hope? It is to become a
restored family. Our hope is here; the origin of peace of the United
States is also here; the base of happiness of all heaven and earth is
here; and the base of our providence is also here. Also, the base of
heaven and earth turning upside down, which begins the true heaven and
earth, is here; the origin of all the value of life is here; and the
beginning of hope is here.
Then, who is the center of the restored family? It is the true
ancestors.The true ancestor is the parent.
Humankind, because they fell, can see a father and mother reborn. Can
you see a father and mother born again in this world? Because of the
fall, we can see it happen. It is an amazing fact. This is why
Christianity teaches that we have to be reborn. We have to reenter the
womb of a mother and be born again. But can we go into the mother's
womb again? Because this is impossible, we have to be engrafted. We
have to cut off our heads and graft Jesus onto our necks.
You should know that Jesus came to this earth, externally as a King
having the power to depose the satanic world, but internally as a
In order for Jesus to act in his position as a true parent, he must
set up a condition to become a true parent. But this condition cannot
be formed with power. It is only possible through love. Then what kind
of love is that? It should be love that is much bigger, deeper and
wider than love in the satanic world.
You must know that unless Jesus proclaims, "Treat me better than you
treated the king of the satanic world; treat me better than you
treated your parents in the satanic world; and treat me better than
you treated your husbands, wives and children in the satanic world!"
we must conclude that Jesus is not qualified as the Messiah. For this
reason, Jesus proclaimed, "Love me more than you love anyone else."
The proclamation which determined the qualification for Jesus to
become the Messiah was, "Unless all humankind living in the satanic
world in the past, present and future loves me more than anyone else,
they cannot come before God." Jesus could actually practice this, not
just say it. He was able to love those who loved him that much. You
must understand this clearly.
Then, how will it be? If we love Jesus more than we love the king in
the satanic world, a road will be opened to inherit the royal power of
the heavenly nation, and if we love Jesus more than we love our
parents in the satanic world, then a road will open for us to serve
our parents in God's nation. If we love Jesus more than our wife and
children in the satanic world, then a road will open for us to love
wife and children in God's nation, and if we love Jesus more than we
love our husband and wife in the satanic world, then a road will open
to love husband and wife in God's nation. Do you understand what I am
talking about? If you love Jesus that way, externally you will be able
to find everything and also you will be able to receive Jesus and God.
Jesus declared, "No one can become my disciple unless they love me
more than they love anyone else." In that age, by such words, Jesus
was as much as consigning himself to death by a person with a sword in
front of other people. Isn't this too much to ask? If a husband who
has a wife hears this, will he say, "Go and love Jesus," to his wife?
No; he will threaten her, saying, "I will kill you if you go to him
Therefore, the most difficult position is the position of the Messiah.
The most difficult work is the work of the Messiah. Raise your hand if
you wanted to be a Messiah once. To my knowledge, those who say they
want to be a Messiah are crazy people. You cannot become a Messiah by
doing anything you like. Do you understand how difficult it is?
In order to find God's family, you must be able to stand up, rejecting
satanic love. This is why Jesus said, "You must love me more than
anyone else." He said, "You are not worthy of me if you do not love me
more than your parents, husband and children, or wife and sons and
daughters." But is that possible?
Jesus said things that would make people criticize him for being a
dictator of love. Jesus told us these words because we have to
transcend the love toward parents and children in the satanic world.
If we are below that level, we can be possessed by Satan. Even if you
become a minister or an elder, no matter how famous an evangelist you
become, you cannot come out of the realm of satanic dominion.
Most religious people do not know this amazing fact. Especially the
Christians, who are to inherit the traditional historical
relationship, do not even dream of this. You must come to know how
regretful this fact is.
The road for us to go in search of a family is not a straight road,
but a rough one. Because all the twisting of history were caused from
one family, in order to search for that family again, you have to
understand that we have to overcome many rough paths of resentment
over the tangled situations of history.
How can you become one of the restored families? You have to be
related to the Unification Church. You have to practice the teachings
of the Unification Church. What are the teachings of the Unification
Church? They teach how to subjugate Satan. They are trying to expel
Satan, who has been doing historically resentful things to God. In
this teaching, there must be a content which has the power to expel
Satan anytime in history, appearing before Satan saying, "Hey, you
enemy Satan: step back!" Unless we have the power to subjugate Satan
in this Satan-dominated world, we will never be able to unify this
world. In other words, you cannot become one of the restored families
unless you can prepare content which has the power to subjugate Satan
and completely obliterate the fact that Adam and Eve came under
satanic dominion in the Garden of Eden.
Today, what do the people believing in the Unification Church, or the
people who know the will of God through the teachings of the
Unification Church, have to become? They must have confidence to be
victorious, winning every fight in history. Furthermore, these people
have to have the personal subjectivity to move forward keeping
loyalty, with the ability to subjugate this evil world no matter how
evil it is.
The Unification Church has to take responsibility and restore the
failures of the history of God, which has been retreating every time
Satan and God fought. The members of the Unification Church have to
become the people with that qualification. In the present world,
democracy and communism are fighting each other. But even within that
process of fighting, we have to be the qualified people who can step
over, solve and be victorious. Only with a subjective power to stand
up, dominating the age and not being dominated by it, can we qualify
to link to the heavenly family.
What should we not forget in our daily social lives? The incidents
that occur in your interpersonal and social relationships are the
environment still hand cuffed to the enemy who maltreated God in the
historical process. Therefore, you have to throw away all Satan's
historical traps and become a person who has the power of judgment. In
other words, you have to be careful not to be caught by the rope of
Satan's accusation. In each word you say, in your living, in the work
you do in society, you should remember that the environment
surrounding you is the result of Satan's cumulative persecutions,
attacks and insults to God over six thousand years. You have to become
a person who will not fall down even in the midst of this environment.
Unless you can dominate Satan, you cannot link with the heavenly
family. If you cannot be connected with the heavenly family, you
cannot became a heavenly clan. If you cannot enter the realm of the
heavenly clan, you cannot participate in the heavenly tribe, and if
you cannot become a heavenly tribe, then you cannot join the people of
the heavenly nation. If you cannot join the people of the heavenly
nation, you cannot enter the heavenly kingdom, the kingdom of heaven
What kind of a world is the kingdom of heaven? Because this is an
original world, an individual, family or clan which will be accused by
the satanic world cannot enter. Therefore, members of the Unification
Church from now on must unite their clan -- the individual, family and
relatives. In other words, three generations must become one. If we
look at Adam's family, Adam was one generation, Cain and Abel were the
second generation, and the sons of Abel and Cain were the third
generation. The three generations must become one. When we look
centering on God, God will be the first generation, Adam and Eve the
second, and Cain and Abel the third.
Jesus came as the second Adam and was to become the second ancestor of
humankind. However, because the providence he was pioneering failed,
Christ had to come again. Therefore, the Lord who comes again will
come as the third Adam. This third Adam, in order to fulfill human
history, must solve everything in history. Therefore, based on the
three generations, you also have to form a family which Satan will not
accuse. You have to know clearly that unless you can form such a
family, you cannot be included in the heavenly realm of clan, nation
What should a restored family be like? After loving all the people,
all the nation, and by love transcending everything, you can rise one
step higher as a restored family. Who is in the restored family? God
is in the restored family. You have to be able to love this God. You
must love God with love greater than that with which you loved the
History started from the struggle between Adam and Eve. It started
from betrayal. God said, "If you eat you will die." But history
started from a lie which seduced and made Eve eat secretly by saying,
"This is all right to eat. If you eat, your eyes will open." There was
a mistake from the beginning. For this reason, we have to go through
so much suffering. In order to pay for our sins, we have to harvest
according to what we have sown.
In the Last Days, the relationship between brothers will be cut off.
In our human history, the way of heaven or the relationship of father
and child was the center holding the world together. However, in the
Last Days, these will be destroyed. What about mothers, what about
children, what about wives, what about husbands! -- when everything is
maltreated you know that it is the Last Days. If a murder such as a
parent killing their own child happens, it is the Last Days. If a
story of an elder brother killing his younger brother is heard in all
directions, it is the Last Days. If the concept which stressed that
brothers are one, or that parents and child are one, or that husband
and wife are one, changes to a way of thinking which considers
beneficial only something for oneself, it is the Last Days. Because
that was sown through the fall in the Garden of Eden, these phenomena
are occurring throughout the world. Soon the time of harvesting the
fruit will come, but isn't it time now to harvest? This world should
not continue to flow like this. Therefore, the time to harvest all
this has come.
Through the relationship with the fallen parents, we inherited the
tradition which separated from God, and the world ended up in this
situation. Therefore, True Parents have to come and set up a new
principle. What kind of a principle would that be? Will it be
worldism? Universalism? It is the principle of true family. If the
principle of the true family does not appear, the principle of world
peace will not appear. The representative of this principle of the
true family has to be a true son of God. He is the internal inheritor
of all the heartistic elements of God, the inheritor of the external
world, and the inheritor of the possession of all things. In other
words, he is the person who can inherit the heart and body of God, and
who can inherit all things. This son can for the first time be a
representative of God. When this son appears, heaven is realized for
the first time.
What is the principle of the true family? The principle of the true
family is a principle of God's love. Isn't it simple? If you do not
have love, even if you walk around boasting that you are number one in
the world, you are an unhappy person. Do you think so, or not? The
principle of the true family is a principle that the sons and
daughters will eternally follow the parents when the parents move. It
is a principle that makes the younger brother eternally follow the
elder brother and the elder brother eternally follow the younger
brother. Therefore, when there is a younger brother's nation, the
elder brother's nation will follow, and when there is an elder
brother's nation, the younger brother's nation also has to say it will
What is the principle of God's love? It will transcend the national
borders, will transcend every horizontal world, and in the act of
giving and receiving, will always try to give first and receive later.
The world following principle is the ideal world to come. The ideal
world is not a world which will shout out, "You guys." An ideal world
is one with a principle of the brotherhood of all people. Here,
people's hearts will automatically move to harmonize with God's love.
This world will be like that from now on. Therefore, a true family
A savior is the Messiah. In the Messianic thought, there is the word
"Savior." If you ask those people who believe in Christianity whom
they believe, they will answer that they believe Jesus. But will they
say that they believe in the family of Jesus? And if you ask those
people who believe in Buddhism whom they believe, they will say they
believe in Buddha. But will they say that they believe in the Buddha's
family? Have you ever heard of people saying they believe in a family?
However, from now on, a religion of that nature must appear. A
religion of a salvific family must appear. That is the religion of the
True Parents. This is a living religion of the True Parents who form
the four position foundation. In that case, the father and mother
become the savior of the family's sons and daughters. Isn't that so?
If you look at the very end of the Book of Revelation, the history of
restoration is written. This is why the Bible is great. Because there
was a rule of restoration, it was written in the last chapter of the
Bible. If you look at the Revelation to John 22:17 it is written, "The
Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come.' And let him who hears say, 'Come.'
And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires take the water of
life without price." Do you understand what the Spirit and the Bride
represent? The bride is the wife of the Lord and the Spirit is a
spiritual being. Therefore, from here, a mother with both spirit and
body has to appear. Jesus, as the father of humanity, is a man, so he
must find a mother from among women, save her and together form the
new world. The Christians do not know this. Even if I tell them I will
teach them, they will say no. It is amazing because they call me a
What kind of a principle is universalism? It is the principle of the
True Parents. These two principles are, after all, the principles of
the parents. This is the principle of our family, our nation, and the
principle of each of you individually. If man and woman had not
fallen, whose principle would this world have followed? It was to have
been the principle of Adam. That principle of Adam was indeed the
principle of True Parents. It is the principle of father and mother.
No other principle is possible. Therefore, the Unification Church has
to link the heartistic problems with the principle of heaven centering
on the concept of True Parents within the boundaries of the original
ideal family. If the relationship of a family systematized by this
concept is remaining, the Unification Church will not perish. It shall
What is universalism? Imagine if your family were overflowing with
gold and silver jewelry. Instead of being intoxicated with that
jewelry, you are able to forget about the jewelry and live constantly
intoxicated with the love of God -- when we talk about families, it is
this kind of a family. What belongs to the son belongs to the parents,
and what belongs to the parents has to be returned back to God as
belonging to God.