Let Us Be Proud of True Parents and Love True Parents

      True God's Day 1996
      January 1, 1996
      World Mission Center Grand Ballroom

      New York, New York

      Reverend Sun Myung Moon

      Translator: Peter Hyo Yul Kim

    The whole creation longs to see the coming of the True Parents who will create an ideal world. This has been the desire of human beings, and God as well, from the beginning of time. If the fall had not taken place, Adam's family could have become the ideal family which God originally intended and the perfected family through whom God could have worked.

    If they had not fallen, Adam and Eve would have become the True Father and the True Mother of the universe. They would have been able to embrace all created beings. They would have functioned as the True Parents to the entire universe. God's desire was to be the center of the universe through the perfection of Adam and Eve.

    Who was Adam? He was God's elder son. Adam should have become totally one with God and become the True Parent of all humankind. Adam was also to have become the king of kings, representing God. If Adam and Eve had reached the level of True Parents, then the entire human race could have become their younger brothers and sisters, children of True Parents, and subjects of the true king and queen.

    As True Parents, Adam and Eve were to receive love from God for the first time. As king, Adam was to interact with God at the beginning. The positions of elder son, parent and king should have been taken by Adam. Through establishing such a vertical relationship with God, Adam and Eve should have expanded their horizontal foundation to the family, tribe, society, national and worldwide levels. This would automatically have become the Kingdom of God on earth as well as the Kingdom of God in heaven.

    Because of the fall, Adam and God lost everything. This has caused agony to both God and humanity throughout history. (Father writes on the board.) This vertical order could have continued undisturbed had the fall not taken place. God in the position of plus and Adam in the position of minus should have become absolutely one. Once Adam was in the position of plus, Eve was supposed to be in the position of minus and they were to become one. Eve would stand in the position of plus as mother and her children standing in the position of minus also should have become one with her.

    As you know, the providence of restoration is the providence of re-creation. What formula needs to be applied for re-creation to occur? God created the environment first; He created subject and object in a reciprocal relationship. In all realms of the environment, subject-object relationships exist. Therefore, when progress occurs, there is always give and take between plus and minus from the smaller scale to a larger scale. Even in this gathering here today, there is always a subject-object relationship, with me standing in the position of subject and you in the position of object.

    (Father writes on the board.) Beginning with the mineral kingdom through the plant and animal kingdoms, we find plus and minus. Within human beings, we find man and woman. Without the subject-object relationship, nothing can exist. This is the formula.

    Once Adam and Eve became totally united, they could have created total unity between parents and children without God's help. Once Eve in the position of plus and Cain in the position of elder son became one, they could sustain their unity without help from God or Adam, because the subject-object relationship would have been established. Likewise, once Cain and Abel became one, they could have sustained their unity because of the universal formula.

    We need to apply this formula to the restoration of humankind. The original order given by God at the time of creation was destroyed by the fall. Satan took God's place. Originally, God was to stand on the top. However, due to the fall, Satan took the top position and, for the purpose of restoration, God had to take the bottom position.

    The history of restoration follows a reversal course. Therefore, Abel, the younger brother, has to gain the position of elder brother and Cain has to accept the younger brother's position. This exchange needs to take place between Cain and Abel. Originally, God was supposed to be positioned on the top and Satan at the lowest level, but these positions were reversed due to the fall. The restoration process starts from the bottom, and it has taken thousands and thousands of years for God to rise from the bottom place.

    Human history has been one of struggle. From this crossing point (indicating the board), Satan began coming down and God started going up. This crossing point is interpreted as the last days. The left side represents the evil world and the right side represents goodness. On the left side we see false parents and on the right side True Parents. After this crossing point of the last days, everything will be reversed: the good side will absorb the side of evil from the individual to the universal levels. God originally intended for the family to be established and expand to the worldwide level.

    According to the formula for restoration, Cain should come down to the younger brother's position and Abel should come up to the elder brother's position. Unless this reversal occurs, there is no way for restoration to take place. At the time of Adam, there was a failure at the family level. At the time of Jesus Christ, this failure was to be restored at the national level, but again there was a failure. In the last days, at the time of the Lord of the Second Advent, restoration needs to take place on a worldwide level. Human history has developed from the Cain-Abel relationship at the individual level and then expanded to the levels of family, tribe, society, nation and world.

    In human history, there has always been a Cain-Abel struggle, manifesting itself through all manner of battles and wars. In Adam's family, parents were lost and children fought to the death. It is almost unimaginable that the first family which God created ended in bloodshed. As the result of the fall, God lost His elder son, parents and king. For humankind to be restored, there needs to be a reversal of order from the individual level to the worldwide level.

    Our body leads our mind. That is the battle we face daily. Because of the fall, all humankind has to retrace every step to the origin. We are presently within the fallen world, so we have to go in the reverse direction. That is why we always feel such struggle between our mind and body. Originally, the top was the plus position, and the bottom was the minus position. However, this order became reversed. Individually we experience struggle between our mind and body because of the fall. Should our body be in the position of plus or minus? (Minus.) Correct. Because of the fall, the body came into the position of plus and has been leading our mind. Isn't this true? (Yes.)

    Originally our body was supposed to be led by our mind. Due to the fall, all people constantly experience struggles between mind and body. The body which was supposed to be in the position of minus has been acting as a plus and leading our mind. If we ask whether the body leads the mind or the mind leads the body, everyone knows the answer because we are experiencing this conflict daily. We have to reverse the disordered relationship between mind and body.

    To return to the original position, we need help. Thus, God established religions to assist us. The major religions teach us to subjugate the body so that it may follow the mind; they teach us to do what the body hates most: fasting, service and sacrifice. Religious people have often become complete offerings, shedding their blood.

    Do you like to believe in religion? (Laughter.) Our physical desires are so strong that we have to push our body all the way down to zero and train it this way for at least three to five years. Otherwise, we cannot eliminate bodily desires.

    Adam and Eve fell when they were in an incomplete state, so they could not reach the true eldest son's birthright or attain the positions of True Parent and true king. Because Adam and Eve lost the positions of elder sonship, parentship and kingship, God reclaimed all of these positions, and the positions of satanic elder son, satanic parents, and satanic king emerged. That is why brothers fight with each other.

    In this satanic world there is always a struggle between the good and evil sides. This is Satan's strategy to prevent people from being restored back to the place of the conscience. Look at the secular world and you can see that truly we are living in the last days.

    Without the fall, all people would have become one, beginning with mind-body unity at the individual level and continuing with unity among family members and unity between God and humankind. However, the world has become hell on earth--full of war, disbelief, division and destruction. Extreme individualism is rampant in this world. This is clear evidence of the hell in which we now live.

    Do you prefer individualism or living for the sake of the whole? (The whole.) What about people in the secular world? (Individualism.) Because America follows individualism, it is doomed to perish. There should be no free sex, homosexuality, or drug addiction; but in reality America is full of such evils. It has become hell. "Restoration" means reversing the order. If America is enjoying such evil things, then to follow God's direction we have to turn 180 degrees, which is exactly the opposite way in which America is now heading. Who is practicing this 180 degree opposite way to America? The Unification Church.

    What do you Unificiationists want, free sex or purity? (Purity.) Free marriage and free dating are not allowed. Unless people receive official permission from God, the Unification Church does not allow any sexual activity between men and women. Can you date as members of the Unification Church? (No.) What comes first, your holy marriage or dating? (Holy marriage.) As Unification Church members, do you want your spouse to have had much experience dating members of the opposite sex, or would you rather have a spouse with no experience whatsoever of dating? (No experience.)

    The plus-minus relationships between God and Adam, Adam and Eve, Eve and children should be established. Once we become totally one in mind and body, then we can perfect the subject-object relationship within ourselves. Men and women have both plus and minus, mind and body, according to the original formula of creation.

    In re-creation, we have to apply the same formula. Once plus and minus become totally united within the individual and once man and woman are totally united as subject and object, progress occurs. When parents experience total unity between mind and body and between husband and wife, they hold the plus position to their children, who are in the position of minus. When parents and children experience total unity, they become a family unit; then they can create a plus-minus relationship with their tribe. That is how expansion occurs, extending to the national level and world level.

    Actually, this formula enables us to understand the theory of evolution. As women, you all want to become the queen of queens. Likewise, all men desire to become king of kings. There is a course we have to follow from the individual level to the worldwide level to reach that goal. (Father draws on the board.) These different stages are like the steps of a ladder. Even if you want to become queen of queens or king of kings, you must go through these stages to reach this goal.

    Whenever there is a larger unit than the one of which you are part, you naturally have to adopt the minus position and be absorbed by the bigger one. Do you understand? (Yes.) The more you hold on to your self-consciousness, the more difficult it will be for you to unite with your subject, the larger unit. At the crossing point you have to go through the position of zero--total negation of yourself. From that position, you can begin to progress.

    The zero point is the complete opposite of what your mind and body want. Without passing through this zero point, you cannot be completely absorbed by the bigger one. What do you want to be absorbed by: money, knowledge, power or politics? No. Human history turned upside down by love, so we have to restore human history through love.

    In restoration, God begins from the lowest position. He has to work through Abel, who is in the lowest position, and help him take the elder son's position, Cain's position. At the same time, Cain should come down to the younger son's position. Therefore, we have to deny our bodily desires. There should be no self-consciousness. In the process of restoration Cain, who represents Satan, comes down to the younger brother's position, and Abel, who represents God, rises and takes the elder brother's position. The conflict between Cain and Abel does not end until the coming of the Messiah.

    Adam and Eve, in the position of parents, caused this struggle through their fall. Therefore, until the Lord of the Second Advent comes to this world as the Parent, the restored perfected Adam, there is no way to resolve this struggle between Cain and Abel. Because of the failure of parents, Cain killed Abel. Jesus came on the national level to restore what Adam's family lost. Israel in the position of Cain and Judaism in the position of Abel should have totally united and become one with the bride of Jesus Christ, who was supposed to be in the position of Eve. Based upon that foundation, they should have become totally one with the coming Messiah, in the position of father, restored Adam. The Kingdom of God could have then been built at that time.

    If this restoration process had been successfully achieved on the national level by Israel and Judaism, the family-level failure of Adam and Eve would have been restored. However, due to the failure of the Israelites and Judaism, Jesus Christ was crucified. The history of Cain and Abel began again, with the thief on the right and the thief on the left.

    Due to the crucifixion, humanity lost the Parents again. Therefore, the Cain-Abel struggle began again at the crucifixion, and the struggle between Cain and Abel and between mind and body expanded to the worldwide level. The body denies God and the conscience, while the conscience denies Satan. This struggle is manifested by left-wing and right-wing conflicts. The left wing is Cain, and the right wing is Abel.

    In Adam's family, Abel represented the right wing and Cain represented the left wing. At the time of Jesus Christ, the right-hand thief represented the right wing, and the left-hand thief represented the left wing on the national level. This eventually expanded to a worldwide level. In modern times, the right wing and left wing are struggling on a worldwide scale. Because the parents were lost on the family level at the time of Adam and on the national level at the time of Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Second Advent comes as the Parent who will stop this conflict between brothers. The Lord of the Second Advent comes as the perfected elder son, the perfected Parent, and the perfected king; therefore, he can lead these struggling brothers. (Applause.)

    During World War II, Great Britain, America and France were the Allied countries, and Germany, Japan and Italy were the Axis countries. To restore what was lost at the time of Adam, God created these two groups. Great Britain represented the mother, Eve, while America represented Abel and France represented Cain on the heavenly side. On the satanic side, Japan represented the mother, Eve, while Germany represented Abel and Italy represented Cain. All three nations had been enemy nations at one time or another. In Adam's family God lost Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel, whereas during World War II, the nations on the heavenly side, representing Eve, Cain and Abel, got the victory.

    The Axis countries attacked the Allied countries first, but in the end the Allies won the war. By doing so the positions were reversed: the Allied countries became plus and the Axis countries became minus. Do you understand? (Yes.) The Axis countries tried to destroy the Christian and Jewish religions, because of the struggle between mind and body on the worldwide level.

    Because the Allied countries won the war, they could have embraced the Axis countries and brought unity, establishing the positions of mother, Abel and Cain. After World War II, if these Allied countries had become one with me as the Lord of the Second Advent, the elder sonship, true parentship and kingship would have been restored.

    Christianity is interpreted as the bride culture. For the first time in human history, the world became unified. Had the Allied countries, centered upon Christianity, received the Lord of the Second Advent as the True Parent of humankind, all that had been lost at the family level and national level could have been restored at the worldwide level. Do you understand? (Yes.) The True Parents who were lost at the time of the fall--and even God--could then have been restored through indemnity. If Great Britain, America and France had become one with the Lord of the Second Advent, within seven years of the end of World War II the Kingdom of God on earth could have been established.

    The Bible tells us that no one but God will know the time of the arrival of the Lord. If the Lord of the Second Advent came upon the clouds, would anyone not know? Everyone would be able to see and know. What does it mean then, that when the Lord comes no one will know? Because humankind lost True Parents through the fall, we do not know for whom we should look.

    Did anyone know that John the Baptist came as Elijah in his day? (No.) People were expecting Elijah to appear from the sky in a chariot of fire. Yet Jesus told them that John the Baptist was Elijah. John the Baptist came as Elijah--not in a chariot of fire from the sky, but as a physical man.

    The Messiah also came with a physical body. If these Allied countries had seen the Lord of the Second Advent coming on the clouds, they could have welcomed and received him wholeheartedly. However, the Lord of the Second Advent came as a man and so they could not accept and believe. Do you understand? (Yes.)

    Who is the Lord of the Second Advent? The True Parents, the perfected elder son, the king. Because Satan took away the elder son's position at the time of the fall, the Lord came in the position of restored elder son and became the elder parents and elder king. Do you understand? (Yes.) I am following the course which today's motto indicates "Let Us Be Proud of True Parents and Love True Parents." (Applause.)

    The position of Eve was erased due to the fall. In restoration, once Cain and Abel establish total unity, they have to find the mother who is in Eve's position. Cain and Abel must overcome struggles, achieve total unity, and unite with the mother. Once they become totally united with Eve, they can come back to the original position.

    For the first time in human history, unity between the mother and children was established right after World War II. If the Lord of the Second Advent had been received as the bridegroom, the liberation of women would have been declared in 1952.

    However, due to the failure of the Allied countries and Christianity, a forty-year wilderness course took place. Even though God prepared these nations to be able to receive the Lord of the Second Advent as perfected elder son, as perfected True Parent, as perfected king, they failed. Therefore, the victory which Christianity had won was claimed by Satan again.

    At the time of Adam and Eve, there was a fall on the family level. However, after World War II the rejection of True Parents was a worldwide-level failure. Therefore, it was a million times more miserable than at the time of Adam and Eve. Worldwide Christianity committed the biggest crime by rejecting the Lord of the Second Advent. The mission of the Lord of the Second Advent was to establish the Kingdom of God through a new family, tribe, society and nation, even a new world. However, Satan destroyed the ideal of the Lord of the Second Advent from the individual to the worldwide levels.

    Originally, America was to become the restored Adam's nation after World War II and be engrafted into the Lord of the Second Advent, but America rejected him and chased him out. However, the Lord of the Second Advent could not go back to God because he is the third Adam, and the number three is supposed to achieve perfection. Therefore, the Lord of the Second Advent went into the wilderness to wait for the right time.

    Due to the failure of Christianity I was chased out to the wilderness and everything was taken by Satan again. Look how liberalism dominates this nation. Who could imagine that the free world, which is centered upon the spirit of Christianity, could come down to such a low level within forty years? The Catholic church and Protestant churches have been reduced to a level even lower than the wilderness. Since the failure took place on the worldwide level, everything from the worldwide level all the way down to the society, tribal and family levels descended to hopeless hell.

    America cannot be proud of money, knowledge or power in front of the world. America is dying, deeply wounded, because it rejected the Lord of the Second Advent. Who is the Lord of the Second Advent? (Father.) What kind of Father? (True Father.) True Father, true king, true elder son. (Applause.) When the Lord of the Second Advent was chased out to the wilderness, he had to begin from scratch. He had no family, no tribe, and no nation. In addition, America lost everything and does not know where to turn.

    Even though I was chased out to the wilderness, Satan knew that one day I would return. Satan knew that since I could not live 4000 years with a physical body, I would come back in forty years, if I survived, to restore this world. That is why Satan has done his absolute best to destroy the foundation on which I was supposed to stand. That is why this world is now a living hell.

    I, who was supposed to be in the position of the king of kings, was chased out to the wilderness and driven to the lowest possible level. Having lost every foundation, I had to endure persecution.

    Had the Allied nations, centered upon Christianity, received me right after World War II, I could have established my true family. The true tribe based on that true family could have expanded to the worldwide level. The re-unification of Korea could have taken place at that time. The late Kim Il Sung, who claimed to be the father of the North Korean people, would not have come into existence. He was in the position of the atheistic, satanic father. If unity had existed, there could have been only one father, but because of disunity, Kim Il Sung appeared.

    The Korean peninsula was cut in half and North Korea followed atheism, while South Korea followed the world of religion. This expanded into the Cold War between the communist world and the free world. (Father writes on the board.) During the Cold War, there was a vertical confrontation between North and South Korea and a horizontal confrontation between East and West Germany. Due to the unification between East and West Germany, vertical re-unification will come to North and South Korea.

    Had the Allied countries received me right after World War II, Korea would have become the fatherland. The fallen world does not have a fatherland. This is the first time in history that the fatherland appears. Do you understand? (Yes.) This is not a concept; this is reality. However, no historian knows this truth. America is unaware of this truth. Therefore, America must perish.

    I came to America to prevent America's demise. Without me, America would have vanished long ago. I must unite the free world and the communist world. Jesus Christ came as the parent on the national level, and I came as the parent on the worldwide level. That is why the communist and free worlds should become one under my supervision.

    I am the one who made possible the demise of communism. I stopped the free world from perishing. In my right hand I am holding onto the free world, and in my left hand I am holding the communist world. I am still holding this decaying and perishing free world and turning it around toward restoration. Now the former Soviet-bloc nations give me more support than America does. The second generation in the former communist countries is now studying textbooks based upon Divine Principle teaching. (Applause.)

    Even though I am holding the free world in my right hand and the communist world in my left hand, once I turn 180 degrees the positions will be reversed: the free world will be placed on the left side and the communist world may be placed on the right side. The former communist nations all have their view of the nation, the world and even ethics, whereas the free world has lost all of these things. America is being taken by Satan. Therefore, God has to grab the communist world and its second generation, because it is all that is left and turn it in the reverse way. Satan took hold of the head position. Once you turn 180 degrees, the position is reversed.

    American young people who like free sex, homosexuality, and drug use will have to be educated by the second generation of former communist countries and follow them. These young former communists were trained under totalitarianism. They were trained to follow an order at once, whereas the free world is filled with individualism. In the free world, if there are 1000 people there are 1000 different directions. In this kind of situation do you imagine that this free world can win over the former communist world? If I had not helped America, it surely would have diminished.

    The struggle between right wing and left wing came about because Jesus, who comes as a parent, was killed on the cross. To unify these two sides, the Lord of the Second Advent comes as the parent who can harmonize and unify these brothers, the communist world and the free world. That is my mission.

    Forty years after 1952, the right time returned. If the Allied countries had accepted me, there would have been no division of the Korean peninsula and no appearance of communism on the Asian continent. My physical family and the Moon tribe would not have been divided in half. After the fall, Adam's family was chased out. After the failure of the Allied nations and Christianity, I could not have a family, children, tribe or nation. That is why all the misery and agony occurred within my family.

    Satan used Sung Jin Nim's mother as a tool to destroy my family. If I had followed the direction of Sung Jin Nim's mother, everything would have been destroyed then. Korean Christianity sided with Sung Jin Nim's mother and tried to destroy me. Just as Satan worked first through Eve, he worked through Sung Jin Nim's mother to try to seduce me to fall.

    The Korean peninsula was divided, because of the failure of America and Japan. Unless America and Japan work together to help unite the Korean peninsula, this entire world will perish. America still holds onto Korea and helps Korea, but Japan wants Korea to remain divided.

    We must understand just now difficult and how complicated the history of restoration has been. Just as Israel appeared as the completion of the Old Testament era, America appeared as the completion of the New Testament era. It represented the first and second Israel, but it failed. Therefore, I had to spend the first twenty years of the forty wilderness years in Korea to restore a foundation there. Korea is the third Israel. Fourteen years after 1945, the holy matrimony of True Parents took place. During this 21-year course in Korea the entire Korean Christianity, supported by worldwide Christianity, opposed me; yet I stood firm, even against the government, and tried to reverse the trend.

    At the time of Jesus Christ, Judaism and Jesus were supposed to work together against Rome. However, Judaism worked together with Rome to destroy Jesus Christ. This had to be restored through indemnity. I had to work with the Korean government to subjugate Christianity in Korea. True Parents' holy matrimony took place at the top of the growth stage, exactly where the fall took place.

    My family and I had to pass through this first seven-year course in Korea following the holy matrimony. After the three seven-year courses, I finally reached the point where Korea and Korean Christianity could never destroy me. I established a strong enough foundation to restore what Jesus failed to do, and I went out to the world. I came to America, which represented the entire world at that time.

    Since True Parents' holy matrimony took place at the top level of the growth stage, Satan cannot interfere in the perfection stage. Even though Satan could oppose and persecute True Parents, he could not get rid of us. True Parents began from the beginning of the perfection level.

    After passing through the seven-year course of the perfection stage, True Parents completed the formation, growth and perfection stages and entered into the direct dominion. Due to that condition, I could come to America and work to save the world. Centered upon Christianity, America is in the position of the bride. As the bridegroom, I came to America to restore the realm of bride. Upon the completion of this third seven-year course, the worldwide dispensation started. Therefore, I came in the beginning of the 1970s to launch worldwide salvation.

    There were twelve years of legal battles against the administration of former President Jimmy Carter. I helped Ronald Reagan and George Bush become presidents. Without me, they could not have held that office. This is a historical fact. Finally in 1992, 21 years after True Parents' holy matrimony, the worldwide dispensation of True Parents started. America must realize that she committed a crime against heaven because she placed the Lord of the Second Advent in a prison.

    From 1992, I was finally able to place Mother on the frontline at the same level as myself. Women lost the position of bride due to the fall. Based upon this victorious foundation of the wilderness course, I had Mother go through this course so that all women of the world could restore the bride's position. This dispensation began in 1992. Mother went on a speaking tour to all fifty states of America. Following this, she gave speeches on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations. America stood in the position of Abel and the United Nations in the position of Cain.

    The Allied nations should have united with the Axis countries right after World War II, but they failed. Beginning in 1992, Mother had to unite the nations of the world in a subject-object relationship. Finally, Parents' Day was established in America. (Applause.) The resolution that passed Congress and was signed by the president will eventually be recognized as the worldwide Parents' Day. We are working through the United Nations to have this happen. That was the conditional foundation at the worldwide level to restore the one which failed right after World War II.

    Beginning in April 1993, when the Women's Federation for World Peace was established, Mother took responsibility for a three-year course which involved going around the world, separating good from evil. (Applause.) Mother spoke at forty major university campuses in Korea for the sake of separating good from evil. She then went on a forty-nation speaking tour in 1993 in the position of parent. That was how I bequeathed my victorious foundation to Mother. Mother inherited that victory and shared it throughout the world.

    After World War II, the entire world chased out the Lord of the Second Advent, or True Parents' family. Therefore, 1992-1995 was the indemnity period during which the True Family should be welcomed and received by the entire world. Now the True Family is welcomed, and we are entering a new age. Even the tribe of the Lord of the Second Advent is being welcomed; all who received the blessing from True Parents stand in the position of members of the tribe of the Lord of the Second Advent.

    Centering upon True Family in the position of Abel, all blessed couples are in the position of Cain. There should always be a subject-object relation. Until 1992, Mother was supposed to follow in my footsteps--always behind me, never as an equal. Now Mother can stand side by side with me. That is the position that Mother perfected, the role of the perfected bride. (Applause.)

    From 1992-1995, True Parents and True Family were proclaimed to the entire world. That is why many things happened during these three years. I initiated the sisterhood relationship between the enemy countries of Korea and Japan; 160,000 pairs were established. This sisterhood relationship was extended to include America and Japan, both former enemy countries. These conferences are still ongoing.

    I mobilized religious leaders from North America to stand in the position of Abel and political leaders to stand in the position of Cain. I worked in South America, which is centered upon Catholicism, to restore the relationship between North America and South America. I worked to build harmony between these two Americas in the reverse way.

    All this restoration work between Cain and Abel eventually leads back to the Adam country, Korea. When Mother was speaking on the university campuses in Korea, the left-wing students came forward and supported her. (Applause.) This was a symbolic unity between Cain and Abel, embraced by True Parents, which will eventually bring about the unity between North and South Korea. That is why Kim Il Sung passed away. There used to be two fathers claiming to bring about the unification of Korea. Now the bodily father has gone, and the reunification of Korea will take place centered on the original father. (Applause.)

    If Koreans wish to achieve unity on the peninsula, they must work through me. (Applause.) Many former South Korean presidents are in trouble. The two former Korean presidents who are now imprisoned became president with my help, but they betrayed me in some way. Therefore, they are now facing the consequences. Even the incumbent president has only one way to achieve his goal, and that is to stand behind me and receive direction from me. (Applause.)

    Once re-unification of Korea takes place, there will be no more conflict between atheism and theism in the world. Now everyone is supposed to restore their tribes. I sent you out as tribal messiahs to restore your tribes. That is why I visited my home country of North Korea in 1991. In 1990, I visited Moscow and embraced Mikhail Gorbachev. After I embraced Gorbachev, the demise of communism came about. After I visited North Korea and embraced Kim Il Sung, Kim Il Sung passed away. It is not a laughing matter. It is a very serious course of history that no one understands.

    Externally, America could not abandon Korea during the past forty years. However, internally, I held onto America all these years and supported this nation. In this way, I prevented America from perishing. Unless America follows me, it is bound to perish. America does not like to hear this, but it is true. I declare this because it is the truth. CIA or FBI agents may be here. Perhaps such agents are used to hearing this statement and think it is true.

    In the near future, True Family will be received by the entire world. In every respect, including the religious world, I have been considered the last. I have been labeled a dictator, a Mafia leader, and a brainwasher. People have placed me at the end of the line. However, I have never given up. I climbed step by step in spite of the opposition. Now the international holy blessings are welcomed by Korea, Japan, America and the whole world.

    Within seven years after the end of World War II, the Kingdom of God on earth could have been established. The ideal family could have then been established on the worldwide level. Yet, due to the failure of Christianity I went through a forty-year wilderness course.

    The 30,000 Couples' Blessing was the formation stage of the worldwide scale blessing. The growth stage of the worldwide scale blessing included 360,000 couples. Was there anyone here who believed that 360,000 Couples' Blessing would be possible when I declared it in 1992? Did I achieve that goal or not? (YES.) (Applause.)

    Has anyone else done as much as I accomplished through this holy blessing? Through these holy wedding ceremonies, I can step on all satanic families of the world. Blessed couples stand on that foundation. (Applause.) These 360,000 couples represent the perfection of the growth level. The next stage, the perfection stage, will include 3.6 million couples. Once this goal is achieved, there will be no obstacle whatsoever in terms of restoring the world. It will be the period of kingship. (Applause.) I already established the Abel-type family foundation in the satanic world. We are now passing from the era of True Parents to the era of kingship. This year, Abel's kingship is beginning in the midst of Cain's kingship.

    I am meeting world leaders from South America, North America, Korea, Japan and other nations and stepping on them. I declared true parentship and the Abel kingship on this worldwide lecture tour. Based upon humanism, which appeared right after the French Revolution, communism dominated modern history. Now communism has gone. We should get rid of the remnants of communism in America and the whole world. Communists destroyed the religious world, and we have to restore this.

    This is a historical declaration. I am explaining what happened through 1995 in detail to erase the past era. Now a new year is dawning. (Applause.) Upon this foundation of unity between the mother figure, Eve, and the children, Cain and Abel, the Lord of the Second Advent is being received as the bridegroom. Satan's side is being eradicated and will be reunited with the heavenly side, which includes God and Adam. The bridegroom comes as a perfected Adam, the Lord of the Second Advent. By uniting with the perfected Adam, all people can become one with God. That way we eradicate the satanic plus and minus. The original heavenly side, the original plus-minus relationship, can be established. The original relationship between God and Adam, Adam and Eve, Eve and children, Cain and Abel will be established.

    The era of elder sonship, parentship and kingship is beginning. You simply follow your elder brother, listen to your parents, and follow the direction of the king. All the problems will then be resolved. (Father draws on the board.) This represents Adam's family, which expands to the levels of tribe, society, nation and world. The upper side represents Abel; the lower side represents Cain. At each stage there is plus and minus, a subject-object relationship. Between the larger and smaller levels, there is always a plus-minus relationship.

    Viewing the expansion of the world from a bird's eye view, it becomes like one circle. God can start from this family, go to the world and beyond, and come back to your family again. In other words, God dwells within your family. In God's world no national boundaries exist. Satan created national boundaries. Do you imagine that sparrows have national boundaries? What about animals? Have you seen animals demonstrating racial discrimination? (No.) Only fallen people do such things.

    Once we know this truth, then those who believe in God must convince these stubborn, atheistic people. We have to encourage them to follow the way of God. At the time of the fall, Satan sacrificed Abel and took the world to hell. Now the heavenly side may use true love to make the Cain side surrender. We have the right to restore hell back to the Kingdom of God. Although Satan has played all manner of tricks to destroy the Unification Church, now people can be convinced by the Unification Church's teachings.

    On the foundation of the period of parentism, the era of kingship is beginning. From now on, I must deal with the world leaders. You should know that I am going in another direction, and they are in the position to listen to me, not vice versa. (Applause.) Now the Abel king stands in front of the Cain kings and leads them into the Kingdom of God. Do you understand? (Yes.)

    Once this original relationship is restored, all the people of the world will be able to restore the original relationship among family members because of my victorious foundation. At the time of the fall, Adam, Eve and the Archangel were the problems. In the last days, at the culmination of restoration, these phenomena will occur at the worldwide level. The fall can be interpreted as Eve, who was intended for Adam, joining with the Archangel instead. At the time of restoration, centering on perfected Adam, all the fallen women will be liberated and will seek to attend the ideal husband. All the women of the world are in the place of Eve. All men in the world are in the place of the Archangel.

    The Archangel does not have a partner. Therefore, in these last days, people reject partners and follow homosexuality. The Archangel does not have the concept of partnership. Therefore, they are self-centered. All the women in the world are in the position of Eve. Therefore, they should seek perfected Adam. All the women of the world are like a branch of Eve, a branch of Mother.

    During the past 2,000 years, Christianity has been longing for a bridegroom. All the women of the world are longing for the ideal bridegroom. All women now need to follow the true Adam, the true bridegroom. Do you understand? (Yes.) When the Lord of the Second Advent comes, all women should come and follow him. That is what the bride is supposed to do: follow the bridegroom.

    Now the time is coming when women can do whatever they want without anyone objecting. It is the era of women's freedom. Wherever the Lord of the Second Advent goes, women should come out from every direction, north, east, west, south.

    Do you women love me? (Yes.) (Applause.) The most dangerous women are American women. If you were permitted to kiss me, you might take a bite out of my face. (Laughter.) Is there any woman who would not want to kiss me? (NO.) All of you women who would like the opportunity to kiss me, raise your hands. (Laughter.) If you say that, Mother will come with a baseball bat! (Laughter.)

    In relation to the Lord of the Second Advent, there will always be two kinds of women: the restored, perfected Eve, who is right next to the Lord of the Second Advent, and the fallen Eves who want to be restored standing behind him. Some conflict might arise. The true, perfected Eve standing by my side should love and embrace all the fallen Eves who stand behind me. If perfected Eve hates the fallen women of the world, she cannot be the elder mother.

    All the women in the fallen world are like branches of Mother. Therefore, you have to resemble Mother. If Mother tells you to go to the north, then you should go to the north. If Mother tells you to go to the south, you should willingly go to the south. Mother is in the position of true root, true trunk, and true bud for women, while all other women are in the position of branches, leaves and twigs; still they are part of the same body. Therefore, since you are branches and leaves, you cannot be separated from the main root and trunk. Do you agree? (Yes.)

    As long as you follow Mother 100 percent, you are automatically following me, because I stand in front of her. You will be in the realm where you can receive my love through Mother. I give love to Mother and she in turn shares that love with you. As the branches of Mother you will be elevated to her level, which is next to me. That means you will be on the same line as Mother. If all the women are standing on the same line with True Parents, then when I turn in one direction, Mother will be right with me, and 2.5 billion women will be right behind her.

    Those of you who already have children, will you want to follow Mother or will it only be the single women who want to follow her? If all the mothers of the world follow Mother, their children will automatically hang onto their mothers and want to follow as well. That means all the wives and children will naturally be standing behind Mother and following me. Do you agree? (Yes.) Centering upon mothers, the world will naturally turn in the direction of the Kingdom of God.

    The husbands and fathers are left out, because they represent the Archangel's body. Originally, they should have inherited God's lineage through Adam. Due to the fall, however, the male figures are left in the position of fallen Archangel. Since America represents the bride nation, all the women in America will naturally be united with the Lord of the Second Advent and become queens, while their husbands will become servants.

    In American families, the wives generally play the role of queens. Husbands are now assembling and planning to restore the rights of husbands. Right after World War II, all women in the world should have stood behind Mother and followed me, along with their children. Due to the failure of Christianity, this entire plan was destroyed. Representing the fallen Archangel, men play around, having love relations with at least three women. American wives have come to feel that since their husbands are doing so, they should do the same. Because Christianity chased the Lord of the Second Advent out, American women stand in the position of wives who rejected their husband, so they lost hope and fell into free sex.

    Once we accomplish the 3.6 Million Couples' Blessing Ceremony, all the young people in the world, from elementary school through college level, will regard the Unification Church holy blessing ceremony as the only place for them to find their ideal spouses. (Applause.) What will their parents and teachers say when they are asked by these young people whether the Unification Church holy blessing is ideal? Once we accomplish this 3.6 Million Couples' Blessing, they will answer that it is ideal. This is occurring even now.

    Many people want to send their children and grandchildren to the Unification Church to find their ideal spouse. Once we accomplish the 3.6 Million Couples' Blessing, many nations will want to mobilize their citizens and have them pass through the Unification Church holy blessing ceremony. It will be just a matter of time to restore the entire human race once we reach the goal of the 3.6 Million Couples' Blessing. (Applause.)

    Therefore, I am now proclaiming that the international wedding will become a worldwide movement. Once this time comes, the world of peace, world of harmony, and world of happiness will become a reality. That is the Kingdom of God on earth and in heaven. That time is coming. Amen. (AMEN!) (Applause.)

    I have a problem because 3.5 billion women, including Mother, are following me. What should I do with them? They have to go through the restoration course. All husbands should treat their children as if they are heavenly princes and princesses, and they should treat their wives like heavenly queens. The husbands are in the position of Archangel, which means they need to serve their wives as queens and their sons and daughters as heavenly princes and princesses. This will enable their children to unite with each other and with their mother.

    For these women and children to accept their husbands and fathers, they need my approval. I will give my approval when I see that the husbands have set the proper indemnity condition to be restored to the position of Adam. Adam did not fall until the age of sixteen. That means Adam was a branch of God. After the age of sixteen, he fell and became connected to the Archangel. Through this fall the entire world has become satanic. In the course of restoration, the Adam figures must negate the satanic part and be engrafted to the original Adam's part. (Father points to the diagram on the board.)

    The Lord of the Second Advent is the perfected Adam who comes to unify and restore this 6000-year-old satanic world. He comes and establishes the True Parents. All humankind should go through Mother's womb because you have all been born wrongly. You have to deny this false seed of life, love and lineage which you inherited at the time of birth and receive the true seed of life and love. To do this on the individual level, as well as the family, national, worldwide and cosmic levels, you should have a substantial victorious foundation.

    Centering upon Mother, all women are in the position to offer their wombs as individual mothers, family-level mothers, and then as tribal, society, national, worldwide and cosmic mothers to give birth to the human race again. When the Lord of the Second Advent comes, he establishes the true parentship which Adam and Jesus failed to do and prepares a foundation for True Parents at the family, tribal, national, worldwide and cosmic levels. This is why I sent representatives to 163 nations and sent blessed couples as tribal messiahs to restore families based upon True Parents' foundation. All people from the tribe and family will then be restored.

    Unless you accomplish your tribal messiahship and eventually restore your own family, you do not have the starting base of rebirth. From your family level, this should take place. All the women in the world, particularly blessed women, are in the position of branches of Mother, so they should come into the love of Mother and become one in heart with her. If you had originally come through from the left side because of the fall, now you have to come to the right side through rebirth into the realm of True Parents' love. All women should be reborn as cosmic, worldwide, national, tribal and family-level true mothers, cutting Satan's lineage off forever. Satan can never invade the true blood lineage.

    To go through this rebirth process is not easy; women should always feel the same as Mother. Women should resemble Mother. Single women have to be totally united with and resemble Mother until they are blessed. Mother should be able to embrace all women of the world. Within Jacob's family there were two sisters, Rachel and Leah, and there was always conflict between them. At the time of Jesus Christ, there were two sets of mother-son relationships: between Elizabeth and John the Baptist, and between Mary and Jesus. Who was in the position of concubine? Mary. Who was in the position of original wife? Elizabeth. In the course of restoration, things have to be reversed. Two separate lines cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. They should be united into one line.

    The children of the original wife, or the elder sister's children, should stand behind the children of the concubine. That is the proper order. If we remain within this satanic blood lineage, there is no restoration. (Father draws on the board.) At the time of Jacob, there was fighting between the two sisters, Rachel and Leah. At the time of Jesus, there was harmony between the two cousins, Elizabeth and Mary. This is the formula, so they could not avoid this. Through them the elder sisterhood and elder sonship were reversed.

    Whom was Jesus Christ supposed to marry? The sister of John the Baptist. John the Baptist was in the position of Cain, and Jesus was in the position of Abel. In the Garden of Eden, Adam's younger sister was taken by Satan. For restoration to take place, Jesus was supposed to take John the Baptist's younger sister. Three times Jesus quietly asked Mary for that marriage, but it never happened. Jesus was in the position of younger brother of John the Baptist. For the younger brother to ask for the elder brother's younger sister was unimaginable, but it was supposed to happen.

    Because this situation was not resolved, the phenomena of incest and free sex developed. Now this is rampant in the world, particularly in America. Centering on me, America should have rectified this situation, but because America rejected the Lord of the Second Advent, America plunged into hell. Everything has a cause.

    This is the secret of Christianity. Actually, this is a historical secret. I am the only one who knows all of these secrets. That is why in the midst of this chaotic satanic world, I alone can swim around and save this entire world. Free sex is the satanic weapon to destroy pure love and the ideal of creation. Drugs are also the weapons Satan uses to intoxicate human beings and destroy the conscience. Alcohol, smoking and evil behavior are also satanic weapons to destroy the human race. Once we know this clearly, we cannot accept these satanic weapons. We have to get rid of them.

    Because of the fall, the entire world has become a satanic race. At the Second Advent, the human race needs to be cut off and be engrafted to the Lord of the Second Advent, who comes as the perfected Adam. That is why the entire human race can be engrafted into the Lord of the Second Advent. For 2.5 billion men in the world to receive the restored Eves, they need to be engrafted to me. Do you understand? (Yes.)

    The 2.5 billion women standing behind True Parents will be restored with the 2.5 billion men who are engrafted to the Lord of the Second Advent. All women should become one with Mother, while all men should become united with Father. Through such difficult courses, finally True Parents will win victory. Amen. (Amen.) (Applause.) Our purpose in gaining victory over all difficulties is to create true children and to bless you all.

    You are engrafted to me on all levels from the individual, family, tribe, nation, world, cosmos and God. Wherever I go, blessed couples should become one with me and follow me. There is nothing else, as an individual or as a family, that you can be proud of other than True Parents. True Parents are the treasure of treasures sought by God for millions of years. How proud you should be that you are engrafted to True Parents! As children of True Parents and God, you are the winner of winners and the general of generals.

    Just as True Parents went around the world and declared True Parentship, you should be proud of True Parents in front of your body, your family, your tribe, your nation and world. You should be proud of True Parents and love True Parents under any circumstances. (Applause.) Wherever you go, whatever you do, you should be proud of True Parents. Otherwise, your future will be blocked. Amen. (Amen.) (Applause.) If you are proud of True Parents, God will help you achieve everything.

    Remember, throughout my life I had to stick my neck out and risk my life to proclaim True Parents and the Completed Testament Age. However, now the entire world welcomes us when we come with this proclamation. In this environment, if you do not proclaim True Parents, I myself will create hell and put you in there. Do you understand? (Yes.)

    Are you going to keep your mouth shut, or will you use your mouth all the time to proclaim this truth? (Proclaim the truth.) Even while you are abused or hit, you should smile and proclaim the truth. If you continue to proclaim True Parents under any circumstances, the Kingdom of God will come. The Bible says that if you are hit on your right cheek, you should give the other cheek. Likewise, when you are proclaiming True Parents if someone punches you, smile and offer your other cheek and keep proclaiming True Parents.

    Your eyes will constantly seek people to whom you can proclaim True Parents. Your ears will be wide open to hear True Parents. If your ears do not hear people proclaiming True Parents, then you should be eager to proclaim True Parents. As you proclaim True Parents, be proud of True Parents; then the entire creation will rejoice and join you in praise. Set a record in your own way. If you gain blisters through walking around too much, then do even ten times more. Eventually, you will be able to be proud of your own feet and show them to people.

    You can set your own record of proclamation by awakening sleeping people or by intervening between people who are fighting. Do you understand? If you make such a commotion, then even sleeping rats will come out and imitate you. Remember, you have to do your absolute best so that even the floors, ceilings and walls can hear you. Otherwise, you are in violation of heavenly law. That is how we can complete the liberation of the individual, family, tribe, nation and world and create the environment where we can enjoy the Kingdom of God on earth, as well as in heaven.

    I went through imprisonment six times to achieve this goal. Now you do not have to fear being imprisoned, so if you are unable to declare True Parents and let the world know, you should go to hell. Even if you are tired and sleepy, you have to shout out, "True Parents, I love you, and I am proud of you." You will then accomplish your mission. (Applause.) Now you understand what you have to do to accomplish your mission, don't you? (YES.) Even if you cannot get married or are facing death, you should proclaim True Parents. Amen. (Amen.)

    Are you going to accomplish your mission voluntarily or because you were told to do so? (Voluntarily.) God will respond joyfully to see your determination to be proud of True Parents, love True Parents, and love God--and to proclaim that to the entire world. God will then rejoice. Wherever you go, as long as you proclaim True Parents, are proud of True Parents, and love True Parents, then a superhighway for God will be opened for you. God can travel through this superhighway freely. Once you build this superhighway to every corner of the world, God will ride on it and bring incredible Christmas gifts to you. God wants to visit you. If you really become fatigued, God will come down and embrace you and put you safely to sleep. Would you like that? (Yes.) What a happy place that would be!

    Be proud of True Parents and love True Parents. How much should you love True Parents? More than you love your own physical parents. More than you love your own children. More than you love your spouse or your nation. More than anything in this world. You will then become the children of God, citizens of the kingdom of God, and members of the royal family of the heavenly kingdom. That time is now dawning. By the time we complete the 3.6 Million Couples' Blessing in 1997, then the gate of the heavenly kingdom on earth will be wide open.

    How far is the Kingdom of God? To enter the Kingdom of God we have to prepare ourselves. How can we do that? By doing our absolute best to proclaim True Parents and love True Parents. That is the way we can prepare ourselves to enter the Kingdom of God. That is why I gave the new year's motto, "Let Us Be Proud of True Parents and Love True Parents" on this New Year's Day of 1996. (Applause.)

    In the near future, Christians will rush to the Unification Church. Do you want to wait until millions of Christians take your place and proclaim True Parents? If you wait for Christians to proclaim True Parents, the elder son's birthright will be taken away from you by the Christians. True parentship and kingship will eventually be taken away from you if you fail to do your mission. I will go where the elder son's birthright, true parentship, and kingship are. If America fails, then Africa will be ready to respond.

    In a line of people, if everyone turns 180 degrees, the person at the end will become the first in line. Do you want to be the first or the last? (First.) You like to be first? (Yes.) I will wait and see. You have made so many promises and not put them into practice; but today's promise is a real promise, isn't it? (Yes.) Will you do it? (YES.)

    If you really promise, raise your hands and open your palms. Give your full force and make them like eagle's claws. Bring your entire energy from the toes to the hair and shout out. (WOW! WOW! WOW!) I believe you. (Applause.)

    (Further translation work done by Sung Oh.)