The Words Of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Once you follow the principle of home church and are successful you can leave it behind. Everyone goes to spirit world; when you go there you have to belong somewhere so you need to be able to point out your tribe and family. This is your identity. As it is written, whatever is loosed on earth is loosed in heaven. As the tribes are organized through home churches, the organization of spirit world will truly begin for the first time. This is heavenly law. The responsibility of faithfully observing the law is the responsibility of the citizens and especially the leader of the country.
Unification Church and Heavenly Law
Where is the Kingdom of Heaven? When Jesus was asked that question, he said that the Kingdom is in the midst of you, in your heart. That is why the Kingdom of Heaven is in home church; you must unlock it there. Jesus left the key to the Kingdom to Peter, to unlock the Kingdom on earth. What you leave untied in home church will be left untied in heaven; as many doors as you open in home church will be opened in heaven. What you do in home church will be to your credit in spirit world.
I am not the one who decides whether you go to heaven or hell; you alone decide. I cannot say a word unless you have won on your own merit. I think Bo Hi Pak has an advantage over you; his face is well-known from the battles he has fought with me, so even if he starts home church three years after you, I think he will overtake you.
There are no exceptions; Bo Hi Pak, or not, everyone has to do home church to get into heaven. Even if he goes to the gates of heaven and says he is qualified to enter because he was my interpreter, if he cannot show the key then he cant get in. Even if you have taught workshops, and lectured all over the world, if you don't have the home church key, you won't be accepted.
Even the 36 couples have to have the home church key to enter heaven. This is why I always tell them not to think about settling down, but to be heavenly-gypsies all the time, living out of suitcases. Once you settle down it is hard to get moving again.
Total Self Re-Evaluation
If you do not do well in home church, it will not matter how well you have done in the past, or whatever else you accomplish in the future. Without actually doing home church, there is no way for you to go to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Home Church is My Kingdom of Heaven
1.1.81, World Mission Center
Once you complete home church successfully, God will recognize you as having completed the necessary course of Abel. God wants to give you credit, and once you qualify he can use you anywhere He wants to. You have to win the hearts of 360 people; without going through home church successfully you cannot go to heaven. Belief in the Messiah won't be enough to bring you to heaven. You have to believe and then act before you can be saved.
The Abel's Path from the Providential Point of View
Home church is the dividing way between heaven and hell. Those who fail and cannot go to heaven will say, "Oh, Father, why did you create home church? If you hadn't created home church I would not have had to go to hell." I will not say anything because members in the spirit world who worked hard in home church will blame them for saying that. They will say, "I am one example. I did just as Father told me to do and became successful, and so I could come to heaven."
The Public Way and Private Way
Temptation is waiting everywhere to block you through your body. I am not just trying to convince you so you'll work harder for me. This is the only viable principle, and it has been upheld by the entire universe and spirit world. Spirit world will be your judge. They know I am qualified, and now they are watching you to see how you are living. The Book of Revelations talks about the 144,000 who will welcome the Lord and be lifted up into heaven. if we have that many home churches here in America then we could almost cover the entire nation.
Home church is the place where you overcome the stony path of death. This is the one subject you must consummate in your lifetime. Without it, there is no room to be accepted in heaven. When you want to visit me or my family in heaven, it will be impossible until you meet the standard of home church. That is your 5% responsibility It doesn't have to take seven years; if you do well it could be done in seven months.
Stony Path of Death
Home church is upon your shoulders. When would you unload this burden? This burden will never leave your back. Even if you die, this burden will still be with you. What will you do in this case?
When you go to the spiritual world, you will be stuck. Without fulfilling the condition of home church, you will be stuck. That is the Principle. It would not be fair if everyone could just automatically pass into heaven whether or not he did home church.
4.16.80, World Mission Center
If you really love your area, will your people have to untie your connection to them when you go to spirit world? Make sure that they won't complain that you are leaving them before you finished home church and prepared them to do home church also.
When Satan will taunt you, asking why you never carried out what I said, how will you answer? Could I tell Satan he should not bother you because you are a Church member? Or would I have nothing to say, since you did not follow the Principle? Then you will ask me why I didn't press you more often to do home church. Will I agree I should have done more, or will I only leave? I know very well how fearful that situation is, and that's the last thing I want to have happen between you and me. This is why I feel much better when I am driving you out mercilessly. Maybe after 1980 is over I won't say anything more about home church.
If you try very hard then when you die you can carry on in spirit world. But if you don' t try hard here then it will be difficult to continue in spirit world. Home church serves as a condition for you to reach out everywhere, both on earth and in spirit world. Where would you find that condition in spirit world if you haven' t done it on earth? Nowhere.
Our Duty, Our Mission
Satan can no longer accuse you then, but if you fail that mission then your home church people will be able to accuse you. Why? They will say, "You knew Reverend Moon's ideology and revelation of truth and love. Why didn't you live it? You are responsible for the fact that your 360 homes didn't have the chance to go to heaven!" I have done this work tirelessly for twenty years, and upon that foundation you can do it in seven years, or even seven months. This is why accusation will come if you do not fulfill now. Your home church people will rage at you and you will have no excuse before them. They will be your judge.
One day after we finish our task here on earth we will have a great assembly in spirit world. At that time you will come to me in thanks for sending you out to home church, making it possible for you to go to the highest possible heaven. You will be comforted and there will be a celebration lasting for eternity. You can win assets of eternal value now, but if you come to me saying, "Please have mercy on me. I can't come to your realm because I didn't do the home church mission," I will reply, "I don't know you. Depart from me."
God taught this principle to me and this is why I desperately gave my life hundreds of times over to fulfill the mission. I have clearly taught you this here on earth, and if you don't do it then in spirit world I will say to you, "Depart from me."
Home Church and the Completion of the Kingdom of Heaven
1.1.79, World Mission Center
In our movement, we have not yet gone beyond the four-position foundation on the family level. We have blessed families, but compared with our ultimate goal, this accomplishment is really very small. Unless we accomplish the four-position foundation on all the larger levels of clan, society, nation and world, your level of freedom in spirit world will not be complete. At best, the ideal will dwell on the community level in spirit world. As we expand on the horizontal level, the corresponding areas in the vertical plane also expand. At this time, there are many borders and boundaries between areas in spirit world, much as it is here on the earth. People have been joining the Unification Church on a one-to-one basis, so far; but at this rate, how can we expand to the world level? You must understand that your responsibility is to make the four-position foundation on the family level and then expand it all the way to the highest levels. . . .
As soon as we have expanded home church all over the world, spirit world will automatically achieve the same thing. Your responsibility as Abel is to stand on the center point, guiding others and living the heavenly, vertical standard yourself. When you can do that, you inherit the position of true parent. Standing at that position, you can rest assured that you are receiving God's love, Father's love, Mother's love and the love of brothers and sisters.
Total Completion of the ideal
We walk this path for the sake of God and humanity, and for the sake of the past, present and future. Furthermore, we are going to liberate the spirit world and God Himself. Do you think the work is already completed or that this task is easy? Will that world finally come 10,000 years from now or do you want to erect it today with your own blood, sweat and tears? Why should it be now? If we lose one more year, we are actually losing 40 million people because in a year one percent of the world's population of four billion people die. All those people will end up in hell with no chance of salvation if we sit idle.
They will go to spirit world and say, "Why didn't you Moonies wake me and tell me about the Divine Principle? You didn't do your job so you are not a saint. You didn't love the world at all." We must avoid such accusations from spirit world and mankind. Therefore, while we are alive and I am here on earth, we are going to knock on every door in the world and let the news spread so that people can go to spirit world without excuse.
The providence of God has three stages: Old Testament era, New Testament era and Completed Testament era. Even though people oppose you, knock on their doors and make your appeal once for the formation stage, twice for growth and a third time for perfection. If they still reject you after three times, you have fulfilled your responsibility and they can't accuse you. Even if their ancestors are good people, they can't ask why we didn't take care of their grandchildren down here on earth.
Surely we have done a super job and now we are going a step further? Not only is my name known all over the world, now we are knocking on every door. How can people say they didn't know me when I have been sending my own sons and daughters to their doorsteps? Sooner or later these people will end up in spirit world and then they will know the truth because in spirit world they cannot hide from the truth. They will know that this was the only way for ultimate salvation and that, although they had the chance because we knocked on their doors three times, they rejected us. They will grieve, "Even though the humble Moonies came to my door, I didn't know they were the greatest of all saints. I had the chance to associate with them but I was not humble enough."
Let Us Restore Our Homeland and Fatherland
If you really work hard in home church, wherever you go in spirit world you can call out to your home church members and you will never be lonely. in fact, you won't even have to call them; they will already have created a fanfare to welcome you.
Victor of Home Church (Morning Address)
1.1.82. World Mission Center
I would like to keep a record in my own notebook of successful home church #1, #2, #3, and #4. How many numbers would you like to have? You won't see that notebook here on earth, but as soon as you get to the spirit world you will automatically see that notebook.
If you find it and see you are number one then all your American ancestors will be shouting and dancing. God will be awakened and ask, "What are you doing down there?" and you will reply, "Father, come and dance with us. America has the number one home church and did the number one job."
Home Church Is the Base of the Kingdom of Heaven
1.1.80, World Mission Center
I am the judge of this competition and I will go all over the world to find the best one. Will that title of best in home church last through eternity? The entire spirit world will erupt in recognition and there will be a great celebration there, with the ancestors of that person rejoicing and telling everyone their good news. Once you have that title, all your ancestors will claim relationship with you, no matter how distantly related they are, trying to link up with you for some benefit.
What Kind of Thought Do You Have?
When I die do you think my own children would take me to the homeland to be buried, or would people from all over the world participate to glorify my work and bury me? All Unification Church members will mourn me. If you live and die like that then when you are elevated to spirit world you can say you have lived for the world, giving your life for all people. There will be proof to be seen because when you live in the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, you can enter the Kingdom of Heaven in heaven.
When you go to heaven, God will say, "I want to show your record of home church to the people here in heaven." Then He will push a button and your home church movie will be on the screen. There will be no comparison to "Superman." You have been hit, kicked and spit upon, knocked unconscious; you prayed and struggled. The audience in spirit world will cry. Then finally God will begin to cry.
Let us Restore Our Homeland and Fatherland
Unless you pass the test of deeds, you shall not enter the gate of Heaven. There is no boundary or nationality in spirit world -- no American heaven or Korean heaven. All are mingled as one race, and everyone is measured by the same criterion -- how much you fulfill true love. In your 360 homes you are in the center of God's love, bringing it to them as though you were ringing a bell. Everyone will start to move when that bell of God's love rings. By doing so you are demolishing all the barriers that have surrounded God for thousands of years. That is your true happiness and blessing. You are planting the root in home church, and when you go to spirit world you can deal with 360 peoples and races and denominations. You will be a universal person.
Liquidation and Blessing
How do we go to Heaven in spirit world? On the basis of home church. You must leave love behind you so that the home church people will be eager for you to come again. Once you leave the foundation of that love behind you, even though you have gone to spirit world you can come back and start working again in the spiritual way.
The ultimate goal and the most joyful day that God can remember will be the day when His sons and daughters can be born into total life; this will be God's ultimate fulfillment. Throughout history, God has wanted to tell people this one message: we should have no fear of death, for once we go beyond it, we will receive eternity. The Unification Church was born to consummate this teaching of God and to practice it; the place where we must practice it is home church. Thus, the title of this New Year's message is: Victory of Home Church.
Victory of Home Church (Midnight Address)
1.1.82, World Mission Center
When you harbor the noble, harmonizing dream of love on this earth, you will be lifted up into limitless freedom in spirit world. What thoughts come first into your mind? When the thoughts of loving others come first, the doors of spirit world open up and you can reach God. You will have the entire spirit world as your domain and you will be totally free in the universe. It won't matter where you go, for doors will automatically be opened everywhere. The more you suffer for other people here on earth, the greater will be your welcome in spirit world. The ancestors of people who benefited from you will give you a ticker-tape parade when you arrive there, and the relatives of those who mistreated you will be apologetic.
The Unification Church is not just an earthly entity, but a universal entity embracing the spirit world and physical world together. Unless we can bring liberation to both of them, unification is not possible. For this goal, we shall lay the necessary foundation in our daily lives. The home church providence operates according to this principle; you give love through sacrificial service, and every door will be opened to you. You are not dealing with simple individuals in your home church area, but with a microcosm of the whole world.