God’s Will and the World
Total Indemnity (Version 2)
April 3, 1983
(Maybe) Mount Seorak, Korea
During his recent trip to Korea, Father invited the European and Japanese leaders to his homeland for a conference. He took them and the major Korean leaders on a sightseeing tour of Korea, pausing occasionally to talk at length. This speech was given at the New Sorak Hotel, at Mount Sorak, a major scenic attraction in the north-east part of the country.
The concept of whole indemnity concerns the entire religious world, all mankind, and the spirit world as well. God’s ideal is very simple. It is a world where everything is completed, where every kind of ideal is expressed, and where God, Adam, Eve and the angelic world become united.
True Parents inherited God’s ideal. Beginning with this point, the ideal can evolve completely and spread out horizontally, embracing the universe. What is the center of it all? God’s love.
God needs love. So do we. The angelic world is connected to the rest of the universe centered on love. If God’s love had been the center of all, the starting point and direction of history would have been ideal. The end of history would have been a world of unity, in which God, all people, and the angelic world would live in oneness. If we perfect ourselves centered on God’s love, we will be able to relate to everything. This is what an ideal world means. As one point evolves to the whole, we can perceive the whole.
People don’t become perfect by knowledge or power, but by love. This love is not that of the fallen world, but the original world. Everything is completed by this love. Our five physical senses are supposed to be perfected — ears, nose, mouth, hands, and eyes are perfected centered on love. When these five perfected sense can perceive the world, you feel one with everything in the world, and you can’t help being intoxicated with love.
An ideal world is where you can feel like this. True love, heavenly love, is what has the power to expand things from the smallest degree to the greatest magnitude. Therefore, if you see things with love, they appear the same, regardless of how big they are; a small object is something whose value is condensed, and a big object has enlarged value. It was God’s ideal to create such a world of love.
How can God, centered on love, control everything every moment, day and night, beyond time and space? Because He has love, which is absolutely essential for being able to hold dominion over the creation. From this, we can understand that nothing has value without love.
As a result of the fall, two masters emerged, two plus positions for one minus position. That is why the power of love is divided into external and internal. Satan’s world is formed with the external power of love, and God’s with internal power of love. Satan became the external subject of man, and God the internal subject; these two subjects conflict, as the physical mind and conscience of fallen people struggle for dominance. Sometimes people follow the internal direction, other times the external direction.
Society suffers from conflicting standards. Then where will God’s ideal world come from? We should reorganize this world and seek the original direction for the world. But it is not easy. Reorganization means denying Adam and Eve themselves. God cannot help but point fallen people first in the direction of self-denial.
First External, Then Internal Denial
Then how must denial take place? Denial must begin with external things — country, tribe, clan, family, conjugal relationship. Then we seek the denial of our body and conscience. In order to seek God’s hope and a point of self-assertion or self-affirmation oil this earth, we must start with a new standard of total denial.
So the Unification Church talks about restoration through indemnity and why it is necessary. Church members talk about individual, conjugal, family, clan, tribal and national indemnity, but none of them know clearly what they mean. God cannot mark a new starting point unless He can establish conditions to get rid of Satan. Thus, after denying ourselves, we must deny the fallen god, Satan. After Satan-denying conditions are set, then God Himself can stand as the subject of love in His creation.
Unless those of us who seek the ideal world overcome the obstacle of dual subjects, we cannot open the way to meet God freely on the perfection stage, beyond the level which victorious spirit people achieved on the formation and growth stages. A condition of absolute denial will result in a condition of restoration through indemnity somewhere else.
Even though you generally deny yourself, once you bring up your own viewpoint, it will be immediately claimed by Satan. Whoever resists God’s subjectivity, claiming his own, immediately becomes a Satan. It is absolutely impossible for him to be connected to the ideal world of God. Satan’s ideal is still incomplete; what is incomplete belongs to Satan and what is complete to God. But it is not so easy to make something complete when you propose your own opinion.
Such concepts are difficult to find in Western ideologies, which are based on freedom. In a marriage, for instance, if the husband claims his freedom and the wife hers, both will despair of extreme isolation and in the end lose everything they had originally desired. That is the reality of the free world and America today.
You are more likely to find the perfect standard God has been seeking in oriental rather than western thought. We must establish a tradition of absolute obedience to parents and older brothers and sisters, expanding the tradition to the clan, tribal and national levels.
Persecution Raises You To Another Level
A religious person should deny himself to the highest degree; but he usually cannot do it by himself. After a time, people tend to quit denying themselves. So God creates circumstances in which religious people are denied and persecuted so they can reach higher levels, even a worldwide level.
Satan always attacks religious people. One would think he would prefer that we stay on an individual level, but his persistent attacks actually challenge us to advance to always greater levels. To win the victory over Satan qualifies us to stand as an object to the original and absolute subject, God.
This is why religions have developed through extreme persecution. For the same reason, it is not right for people who want to perfect themselves through religion to go to the mountains to pray, at the neglect of this world. Instead, if you stand in the midst of the world which opposes God and receive all kinds of persecution, nothing will be able to defeat you.
You may have been successful on the individual level, but if you cannot go over the persecution on the family level, you will be defeated and God will choose another to replace you. Satan will crush you and there is nothing God can do for you.
The Messiah Is The Object Of God’s Entire Love
God first makes one prototype for the fallen world, so others can follow it, just as many copies are mass-produced from one prototype. God makes one prototype for the individual level, another for the family, and so forth.
Religious circles teach about the second coming of the Lord. The messiah is the one God loves most. We should know what position will be loved most by God, as well as how and in what position we should love the messiah that God sends to us. The Bible calls Jesus the only begotten son of God. That means he receives the entire love of God from the beginning to the end. When God stands as the absolute subject, the messiah stands in His realm, in a Father-son relationship.
The only child loved by God must gain his counterpart. It was the mission of the Old and New Testament ages to prepare the circumstances for people to live for the messiah and be connected to him as the subject of love. Also, both ages had the mission of preparing a spouse for the messiah here on earth. Today’s Christians and Jews would then have been able to obey the messiah completely.
God wants these religions to change their attitude 180 degrees. God will eventually judge a religion which teaches its believers’ own success on earth, at the neglect of the messiah and the victory of God’s providence. Christians in the last days long for the coming of the messiah, saying, “Oh, the messiah! Oh, our Lord!” But if we analyze the content of their desires, they are seeking their own salvation, neglecting the victory of others.
The Standard Of The Ideal Religion
Those who seek their own wishes and desires look at things with individualistic eyeglasses, but the messiah uses universal eyeglasses. Therefore, individual-minded people cannot measure him, for he is too big. They may listen to his words, but without understanding the content. So when the messiah confronts society, he is persecuted rather than welcomed. This is the conclusion we can draw from history.
In World War II, the worldwide Christian cultural sphere won the greatest victory, centering on the United States. In human history, the time immediately following World War II was the only period when the world yielded to the religious circle. Most countries, with the exception of Russia, were influenced by the United States. What would have happened if people had accepted the messiah on the worldwide level at that time?
I am taking the initiative in the course of indemnity and the providence of God, teaching people the way of sacrifice and leading them to God, urging them to live for God and the whole world. Throughout this time I have been thinking of the completion of individual indemnity. Perfection is related to the idea of completion of indemnity. People in the fallen world desire the perfection of their personality, but that is impossible unless you complete your indemnity. Completion of indemnity is also completion of restoration, because restoration is carried out through indemnity.
If I cannot establish a perfected world the first time, I will keep trying three more times. If we cannot fulfill our mission in seven years, it will become a 21-year course. The 21 years will be divided into nine levels, so we don’t have to lose what we previously gained if we fail on one level; however, if we try to go through the entire course at one time without dividing it up, we lose everything if we fail at one step. By going step by step, we are in no danger of losing what we have gained. At the end all of the levels become one. Since that is our strategy, you can realize that the providence of God is making progress, even though it may appear to be unorganized.
There are many people who want to be leaders in our movement centered on their own desires. They may say they are acting for Japan or God but, in fact, it may be only for themselves. I started everything, but they take it as their own, forgetting about God. They get money from somewhere and use it for themselves, which is theft. They will be destroyed from within.
Indemnity is for perfection — perfection from the individual level to the cosmic level. Cosmic perfection is for the liberation of God.
To Europeans And Japanese
European members: Do you know about the point of indemnity? This is so important for the restoration course. I called you here because I wanted to teach you this point. If you don’t heed this point, you cannot restore the whole cosmos and also your country will suffer. Do you understand?
Since I understand indemnity, it has been my course to pioneer the way of restoration through indemnity, devoting myself one hundred percent, forgetting the changes of the seasons, oblivious to snow and wind. Therefore, if I were to characterize my life in one word, I would call it a life of misery.
The theory I am teaching was not learned just yesterday. I am guiding you now based on the foundation I established many years ago. I cannot teach you anything before I have accomplished it. If I did, you would be taken away into the satanic world.
You Japanese members have been following me all the way until now, some of you for 20 or 25 years. I have been climbing the indemnity mountain range, pulling Japan and the world with rope as I strive to go over this peak, a peak never before climbed in human history. In great pain I have been ascending step by step, crushing sins into the rocks. However, when you were supposed to loosen the rope to enable me to climb more easily, did you keep pulling tightly, instead? You grumble and complain centered on yourselves, saying that it is because I am Korean, and so on, that I do things certain ways.
The original and traditional way of God is for you to return home and think about your family or your country after you complete the restoration of the world. But if you think about your family or country first, centered on yourself, you disturb everything.
Though I have been taking the initiative in pioneering the world, setting up the standard of restoration, what kind of standard have you established when you come to me? On the national level, if Japan is in the position of Eve nation toward the Adam nation, you should resolve not to give me any moment of doubt, worry or pain.
God’s will must be done in the future, even if it cannot be done right now. I can guarantee this logically. When you think about this, which would you prefer: to prolong the restoration providence and fulfill it later, or to fulfill it in this generation together with me? You cannot exchange the value of other people who believe in religion with the value of your rebirth. You must be grateful for the blessing of being able to do God’s will and the opportunity to be educated directly by me.
Since then I knew that, I appointed missionaries to every corner of the world in 1975. If I had sent out only one missionary to each country, nobody would have become interested. Those who meet a Japanese missionary become interested in just the orient; if the missionary is American, they are interested in the west. Therefore I sent one oriental, one German representing Europe and one American representing North and South America.
If I left you alone, you would fight each other. The Japanese claim that they should be blessed first and that they are Abel. From the cultural viewpoint the Americans assert that they are number one, because they are the leading democracy. The Germans would say, “No kidding! Germanic people are very smart, well-organized, analytical and logical.” If you become one with each other, God will help you and you will prosper.
The final barrier is the court case. On March 23, the oral arguments for the appeal were presented to the three judges. Already some positive direction was decided, with good victorious fortune. I want to link this fortune with Korea. Also, I brought the main leaders from Europe and Japan here to tour Korea and listen to me.
I am finishing my responsibility as a parent to my children. Whether or not you follow this way is up to you. I have mobilized you for a new start.
You know we have to unite everybody on the racial and religious levels and between east and west; we begin by uniting members from the key nations. According to the principle of restoration through indemnity, we need a central figure, a conditional object, and a time period. The time period is the 40 years ending 1985, and the conditional objects to respond are the Eve nation (Japan), the Cain nation (Germany), and the Abel nation (United States), representing the world.
As a mother, Japan has to take care of the children, educating them, comforting them. God blessed Japan for 30 to 40 years on the worldwide level for such a reason. This blessing was not given to you for your own sake, but for the sake of the world.
We are now in the final period. I have made a strong enough foundation in America, one that cannot be destroyed.
Sacrifice What Satan Loves Most
We have always made sacrifices for the enemy which opposes us, because through that sacrifice, we can make a condition to enable God to work with us.
So far, we have sacrificed what God loves. Yet, the time has come when we need to offer the things which the enemy, Satan, loves most, because the kingdom of heaven has to start from the bosom of Satan. In order to be sacrificed, however, they must be sanctified and purified, according to the principle of restoration through indemnity. In this sense, we have to be attacked by Satan, all the time maintaining a loving heart. In this way, we can let them pay enough indemnity until God can take the offering. If we can do this successfully, God can accept their offering. This is the natural way to subjugate Satan.
Then the mission of religions will be ended. In the era of religion, offerings have to be made through a central figure or a central group. The purpose of religions is to separate fallen people from Satan, so if we pass through that period of separation, we no longer need religion, and people can make an offering to God on the horizontal level.
If we do the right thing but Satan attacks us, then Satan has to pay indemnity. This is how we can restore everything. Furthermore, we should not reluctantly allow ourselves to be hit, but welcome the attacks willingly. This is the time for harvesting the fruits of good and evil. Satan’s harvest is separation, deadlock, disruption, confusion and individualism. Evil fruits have to be harvested and taken to the “evil storage barn,” and good fruits to the “good storage barn.” Satan’s world is breaking down and becoming more individualistic, and God’s world is building up from the individual level to the family, clan, national, worldwide levels, towards true unity.
For instance, it is a miracle for Japanese to marry Koreans or black people. Even in my dreams, I never imagined marriage between Japanese and Koreans or Japanese and blacks. Now they can accept this naturally, without being afraid, in the name of God. This means everything is coming into unity. People who historically hated each other become one through the messiah. But in order for that to happen, indemnity has to be paid. So far, I have been paying indemnity from the individual level to the worldwide level, on behalf of all people; if each of you can help pay that indemnity, you will be the real subject and mainstream, not only in the Unification Church but also in the world.
The ‘Providence For The Start’
We still have three years left of the wilderness era. As you know, before the Israelites headed for Canaan, they fulfilled a three-day preparation period, the “providence for the start.” Likewise, here in Korea, we are making a providence for the start, equivalent to those three days before the Exodus. Do you want to be like the Israelites who fell prey to Satan in the wilderness? If not, you really have to make up your mind to penetrate during these coming three years. Your spirit should not be defeated. These three years are a period of discipline. You should be able to love the fatherland, God’s one nation. With that patriotic passion, you should be able to overcome any difficulty or obstacle. The Israelites had to defeat the seven Canaanite tribes; you have to be real heavenly soldiers, wearing Heavenly Father’s heart as your armor. The heavenly nation is a nation liberated from racial prejudice, transcending nationalism, and the differences between eastern and western cultures.
You are the third Israel, going through a difficult course. Though you have your nation, it is not really your nation. Though you have your family, it is not really your family. The only thing we have to do is listen to God’s voice and follow it. With absolute obedience to God, let us offer our lives to God.
In this three-year period, do your best. Do not hesitate. Even though you may become worn out, the heart of loving God’s will should never perish. Never be a loser; be a winner.
Home Church Means Restoration Of Canaan
After finishing all indemnity conditions from the individual to the worldwide levels, I Want to let you inherit the victory. That is why I gave you home church work. In other words, home church is a compact condition for restoring the world, and the victory of home church means the restoration of Canaan, which is the restoration of this planet earth. Even in communist countries, there are members secretly doing home church.
Without the fall, people would have been qualified to have dominion over the universe. The victory of home church is the condition to regain this qualification. Thus, God, parents, and all things are included in home church. Unless you complete and win in the mission of home church, how can you go to the kingdom of heaven? The victory of home church is the real meaning of the liberation of God. Home church is the way of connecting all vertical historical indemnity to this earth.
Yet there are so many brothers and sisters who have never once visited home church. Unless you restore the Cain clan (home church) you cannot restore your Abel clan (your relatives).
An Unchanging Standard Of Goodness
People have wondered why God did not annihilate Satan, if he is so evil. Why did God allow evil to prosper, if He is righteous? Is God not enough?
The reason is that God needs to uphold the standard of the eternal ideal. Satan asked God, “Do you want me to be the archangel You loved temporally [for a limited time] or eternally?”
This is a difficult question for God, because if He replies, “temporally,” then He is a temporal God. So God must set the standard that He loves eternally, even in front of Satan, no matter how vicious or nasty Satan is to Him.
Eventually, Satan will confess, “Even though I became a fallen angel and an evil being, Your standard of goodness never changed.” He will be unable to help admiring God. Finally, Satan will say, “You are the God of Gods, I must surrender.” Unless Satan confesses to God and admits that He is God, God cannot use His almighty power.
So the messiah is the one who can subjugate Satan by love. In order for you to become children of God, you have to inherit the messiah’s victory and also set up the standard of loving Satan. No matter how difficult the persecution you may go through, unless you set up the condition in which you really love, you cannot be the victor as a child of God.
This content is simple, but its practice, of course, is very difficult.
I was persecuted very much by the Japanese, yet I loved Japan. Because of this, Japanese people come to me as fruits of this sacrifice and indemnity. The Japanese family is sending many members to the United States, which used to be an enemy nation of Japan. Japanese members need to work three times as much as Americans, three times as hard as before.
America is so important for the world. That is why I especially called blessed members from all over Europe to work for the salvation of America. I want to restore America, even if it means leaving no members in Japan. I left Korea alone for ten years, as I focused on restoring America.
If I can set up this standard of loving America the most, this is a good condition of indemnity, to show how much God loves America. Eventually, the fruits of this indemnity will come.
This is truly the final battle. Therefore I gathered leaders representing Korea, Japan, America and Europe. The providence for the start should begin with the word of God.
Therefore, I gave you this significant message about the entire dispensation, or “whole indemnity.” The purpose of whole indemnity is to complete the entire restoration. If we can restore four nations — Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel — at the same time, this is the restoration of the world. Korea is a nation of spirit and thought, Japan a nation of beauty, America a nation of resources and power, and Germany a nation of technology.
You have to open your mouth and spread the word of God, from north to south, from east to west. Think about setting up a broadcasting system and how to utilize it effectively in Japan. You have to make an effort to spread my message for three years. Otherwise, spirit world will accuse the responsible leaders. If you can do it, you can mobilize your ancestors from 70 or even 120 generations and liberate all of them. I am planning to broadcast my message, centering on America, to the world by means of satellite television. Then even people who live in the countryside can hear me speak.
You are the fruits of history. If Eve had considered herself the representative of history, she would not have failed. However, Eve thought the temptation was her problem, never realizing it would be transmitted to successive generations. Before Adam and Eve’s appearance on earth, all the environment was prepared for them. Likewise, when the third Adam emerged, the environment should have been prepared. Instead, everyone was eating, dancing, and enjoying themselves, as in the time of Noah.
Now is the time to mobilize yourselves — even your wife and children — for the cause. This is the greatest condition to silence Satan’s accusation. If you can get permission and a document of approval signed by Satan, then you can return to your home and love your own children, family, relatives, race, nation and world. Without loving my own family, I loved my enemy. By getting Satan’s approval, now I can love my children. This exactly follows the Principle of Restoration.
I abandoned my children; I didn’t love them or even educate them. You 36 couples are supposed to educate my children, but in reality, such a foundation was not laid. You cannot love your children and your people until you love my family and my children. If my children give you permission, then you can love your own children.
Because the 36 couples have not reached this standard, my son Hyo Jin Nim became as he is. The messiah’s family has had to pay indemnity. Yet, I could not hit or scold or punish my son, for if I did, I would have to punish the 36 couples and cut them off. The only thing I can do is embrace the situation with love, leave him alone, and wait until the time is right.
Eventually, heavenly law will be the constitution of the secular world. This age is coming. Before I left America, I asked a famous legal scholar to prepare a universal constitution.
The Unification Church has become more and more needed. Perfection cannot be realized without restoration through indemnity, which is accomplished through unity. The perfection of the whole comes from the indemnity of the whole. Therefore, we can conclude that indemnity means unity among enemies.
If enemies unite with each other and offer themselves to God as sacrifices, and God accepts them, the purpose of religion will be fulfilled. Until now, only those who have been most loved by God have been offered on the altar; but today, even those who are loved by Satan are offered on the altar. If they are accepted by God, then the role of religion will be complete. No religion will be necessary after that; humankind can simply live with God, as was originally intended. Religion exists only because of the need for separation from Satan. When offerings anywhere are made to God, He will accept them. We have to make offerings on the worldwide level. Therefore, what Rev. Moon of the Unification Church must do first is to love his enemies: that is the Principle.
The foundation for the heavenly kingdom should start in a place dominated by Satan. For that purpose, you must be in the position to be persecuted by those Satan loves most, and you must love them so that they can surrender to you naturally. If they hit you when you are right, they must compensate for it. That is the rule of the universe. Through compensation I you can restore. But if you hit back in the same way that Satan hits you, then you cannot restore anything. When you are hit, be hit completely. That way you can restore the most. This way you can reap what you sow.
It is the mission of the Messiah to separate evil from good, and to put what’s evil into a warehouse of evil and what’s good into a warehouse of goodness. On this earth, two seeds were planted, a bad one and a good one. The good seed will go to the heavenly warehouse, but the bad seed will be burned by fire. Now is the time of the harvest.
Unity on All Levels
The fallen world is in chaos; therefore, we must bring forth unity. We must unite all races. Individualism has become the norm in this world. There is no real unity in the family between parents, between children, between the generations; nor is there unity on the tribal or the national level. But the Unification Church is one on the worldwide level, on the national level, on the tribal level, and on the family level. Our church is doing something opposite to what the rest of the world is doing.
In the past, people of the same nation and race usually married each other, but in the Unification Church, the marriages go beyond nationality. Normally, a Japanese person would never even dream of marrying a Korean, or a black person, but we are doing that without hesitation. Because of whom? Because of God. Why? To become one. Why is unity necessary? To bring to God the satanic world of disunity, which would otherwise be destroyed. In this process who will pay indemnity? It is the Unification Church and those people who are in its mainstream. Rev. Moon, who is the head of that mainstream, is walking the path of indemnity, representing the world. When he pays indemnity, it may appear to be on the individual level, but in fact he is representing all humanity.
Unless you pay indemnity in the midst of fallen society you can never establish the ideal of perfection as an individual. One man must come to unify three different loves: mother’s love, wife’s love, and sister’s love: all of these were lost through the fall of Adam. Therefore, they have had to be sanctified. Centering upon Adam, these loves should be restored from the individual level to the worldwide level; otherwise, the world cannot separate from Satan. This man has to guide all women correctly. He should even teach the true path to prostitutes so that they are convinced.
He must be welcomed as a true man. To restore these loves, he has to be tempted by seduction, but he must not give in to the trap. He should instead rise above it and become victorious. The same is true for you men. No matter how beautiful a woman you may see, and no matter how she may try to seduce you, don’t fall prey to your individual desire. Strive to walk a righteous path, and get a solid education in goodness. This way, even if you are in a place where there are complicated man- woman relationships, you will never fall. You have to establish that kind of tradition. Otherwise you can never establish the perfect ideal of a man as an individual.
After Adam’s individual perfection is realized, Eve should be restored. Eve was created after the model of Adam. What this means is that true Adam must recreate true Eve according to the principle of recreation. Because Adam was not able to fulfill his responsibility when Eve was faltering, Satan took her away. True Adam must claim her back.
A Life of Indemnity
God has prepared a foundation for this recreation to take place. True Mother, for example, was less than 20 years of age when she was married, and knew nothing about man-woman relation- ships. The first seven years of the marriage were for her a period of absolute obedience. She had to obey her husband in every way. Mother’s obedience was an important condition allowing for the establishment of Parents’ Day, Day of All Things, and God’s Day. Until God’s Day was founded, the True Parents had to go through all kinds of internal suffering and pay indemnity to overcome Satan’s accusation for the sake of victory. God’s Day means the start of a perfect Adam and Eve.
From the year 1968 on, based on the foundation of God’s Day, the Unification Church sent all blessed couples up to the 120 Couples to the front line in every corner of South Korea, basically to be persecuted for three years. It was a life of indemnity. Family indemnity was paid on the national level. Many problems occurred — some of the blessed children were placed under foster care, or sent to members’ parents. During this period a foundation had to be made for the resolution of all problems that had occurred in families of the past. Because this I was persecuted, even by Unificationists and their families.
However, according to the Principle, unless you pay indemnity on the tribal level, you can never establish a secure foundation for the family. Likewise, you have to invest yourself on the family level in order to establish your foundation as an individual, and so forth. Unless you establish a foundation on successively higher levels victoriously by paying indemnity, you can never live comfortably as an individual. That is an iron rule.
After the three-year period was over, I blessed 777 couples in order to connect that foundation to the entire world. Centering on this three-year period of indemnity and on the perfection of the family foundation on the national level in Korea, I was able to come to America, which is the foremost nation of the world. I departed from Korea, going first to Japan and Canada. Three nations were involved to make the four position foundation, together with the United States.
I arrived in America on December 18, 1971. The Little Angels were playing at Carnegie Hall that day. At that time, no one knew me. No one except myself and God knew that I would go to America. If you read my sermons given around that time, you might discern it. I had to restore the suffering path of Jesus. For three-and-a-half years in America, I conducted a speaking tour reaching out to Christianity. In 1974, I was warmly welcomed received as many as 1,200 awards, and I received keys to many cities, and many citations. Christianity in Korea had rebelled against me, but Christianity in the United States welcomed me initially, thus paying indemnity for the failure of Christianity in Korea. Upon the foundation of this welcome, on April 1, 1975, I sent the first International One World Crusade teams (IOWCs) to Korea from the Western sphere of civilization. These IOWCs started their activities in Pusan.
Two thousand years ago, officials of Rome, Israel, and Judaism united to destroy Jesus. This was the reverse. America and Korea got together to unite with the Unification Church. For the Yoido Rally, 1.2 million people came. On this foundation, we had the Yankee Stadium and Washington Monument rallies in 1976 in America. At those two rallies my main message was for America. America is like a house on fire. She needs a fire fighter; someone outside of America must save her. That person is Rev. Moon. When you get sick, you need a physician. Only the Unification Church and Rev. Moon can really cure the diseases of America. Because I said it directly, Americans didn’t like it; they even got angry. Hence there followed the period in which I and the Unification Church were publicly attacked. During this time the Fraser Committee investigations took place.
However, also during this time many intellectuals and college professors came to support me. Even during the court case, the media, economists, and lawyers came to my aid.
You throw a net to cover thousands of fish and you let the rope go, and when the proper time comes you pull them all in with one great tug. The rope which you pull is nothing but the philosophy of the Unification movement; all the fish are pulled in by the rope of Unification Thought. Then all the fish will be led into the bosom of God. For this great harvest to take place, a final command for mobilization had to be given.
The Three-Year Training Period
On March 1, 1983 the call came upon America for total mobilization. It will be a three-year period of training before entering the land of Canaan. It is equivalent to the three-day period in Egypt in which the Jewish people were allowed by Pharaoh to go and worship their own God. During this time you should work in a crazy way. Just as the Jewish people sought to give their complete loyalty to their own God for three days, so you must conduct yourself in this three-year period.
In the wilderness, 600,000 thousand people of the first generation died, becoming the prey of Satan, but later the second generation entered Canaan. Today in America and Japan, the older generation has opposed the Unification Church, but the second generation may not oppose us. We will educate the second generation.
Without the kind of training they received in the wilderness, the Jewish people would not have been able to liberate the seven tribes of Canaan. In the same way, unless we are trained, we will not be able to liberate people from the yoke of communism. We Unification Church members who are in the wilderness have to make a firm determination centering upon God’s heart. We are to wear the helmet of heavenly heart. We must become heavenly soldiers who can go to the battlefield and be victorious. Therefore, wherever you go, always put up the flag of victory 24 hours a day — in every town, city, and province, in every village and every house. You must fulfill your mission in accordance with the will of God.
Within this period you must come to understand that the Unification Church is a group which goes the path of the wilderness to the land of Canaan, and that Rev. Moon, who is leading the Unification Church, is the Moses of the modern day. Within these three years we have to overcome all opposition, and we have to offer everything to God and to the world. We have no nation yet; we have no family of our own yet. Therefore we must entrust everything to the will of God and we have to listen to Him. We are called to offer everything for the sake of God and His ideal, and for the love of all humanity. Through absolute obedience to the Principle and the will of God, we are to become one, transcending nations and marching forward to Jericho.
Even though our environment is such that we may have to die, we have to love our nation and our fatherland. We have to be ready even to give our lives with God’s love. We must overcome all difficult circumstances, and still have that passion and conviction. Never allow yourself to hesitate. Invest everything. If you have any energy, exert it all. Empty yourself, so that you may become convinced that a loving heart is eternal. With that conviction march forward. Each of us must know that we are standing near the final destination of restorational history. Never become losers; this would be tragic. Unification Church members of East and West must be kindled together in love. Heartistic explosion on the worldwide level will bring forth resurrection. Even God will be resurrected. A sphere wherein God is liberated will come into being. We are soldiers who are marching forward, aiming at the great foundation of restoration through indemnity. We must clearly know that. This is our purpose, our value, and our destiny during the three-year period.
Showing Ultimate Love to the Enemy
It’s important to love your enemy. Why did God make effort to teach us that loving the enemy is important? It is natural to hate our enemies. Why has God taught us that we must love our enemies? Theologians and philosophers have asked this question repeatedly, but no one has really understood the answer. You must understand it clearly.
Throughout history, Satan has said to God, “In order for you to be God, you must always maintain the standard of the eternal ideal. When you made me the archangel, did you do so just in order to love me temporarily, or to love me forever?” God has had to reply, “Forever.” If God were to love only temporarily, then He would be like Satan. If you have no standard of loving forever, you cannot show God’s dignity to Satan. In order for God to be God, he must love Satan no matter how much Satan is opposing Him. Satan has said to God, “I fell and became evil. But you who are good can never change and you can never do the things that I do. I like to fight but you must not like to fight. You must be silent even if you are beaten.”
Hence, God must not resist. It is the same for God’s representatives. No matter how much suffering you may have to experience, you have to love the archangel until the ideal of heaven is completely established in this world. Because all the world is connected to Satan, God can’t simply cut off from Satan. He must always love Satan so that the fallen archangel will finally say, “God is indeed God. I surrender to you.” God is bound with that problem. Because you are trying to go to the heavenly kingdom to live with God, as you were originally intended to do, Satan is testing you. As God’s child you should walk the same path of unconditional love and righteousness, inheriting from your Parent. You have to be able to say to Satan, “Don’t you agree that I am a child of God?” And Satan has to say, “Yes. It’s true.”
Therefore, if you want to go to the heavenly kingdom, you have to take the same position as God and ultimately love Satan. Even though you are persecuted by this world, which is the realm of the enemy, you must love. You have to fulfill that condition. It might look simple, but this is the boundary line between God and Satan. God must not regard His enemy as an enemy and He cannot take revenge. In giving His son to be crucified God showed ultimate love for His enemy.
What God’s son did in this circumstance was also of crucial importance. If Jesus had hated his enemies when he was about to die, the providence of God could not have been realized. Instead, Jesus prayed for his enemies, thus overcoming the tragic situation through love. As a result, Satan began to surrender. Because of this Jesus was able to gain the absolute qualification to be God’s true child. Satan had to give his signature.
During this three-year emergency time period, the mandate to “love your enemy” in the Bible is to be accomplished. Ordinary Christians have believed that those words of Jesus refer to the enemy as an individual, but that is not all. Your enemy could be a nation or even the world. Countries that have been enemies become the starting point of our heavenly kingdom. There is no ideology which is greater than one founded upon the maxim, “Love your enemies.” Once this tradition of love is established, no other ideology will be necessary.
Four Major Providential Nations
From the Korean point of view, Japanese people are the enemy. If I were to look at things only as a Korean, I would think of the Japanese people as my enemies. They killed Koreans and did many evil things to them. Nevertheless, I loved the Japanese people. When the Japanese surrendered in World War II, I loved the defeated enemies. Do you understand the reason why Japanese young people are now following Rev. Moon at the risk of their lives? Acting in accordance with God’s heart, which surpasses nationalism, I loved the enemy nation of Japan. I established that foundation of heart. The policemen who persecuted me would have been executed by shooting if I had pointed them out at the conclusion of the war. But I forgave them, and today Japanese are coming to join me, even without knowing my background.
God might have chosen some nation other than Japan, such as England, which is a Christian nation, to be in the Eve position; but the Unification Church, founded in Korea, started instead to work in the nation that had been Korea’s worst enemy. Actually, it is noble that Japanese members are now shedding tears, sweat, and blood to save the United States, once an enemy country. This is how Satan will give way on the worldwide level. There has never been such an event in history. They are not doing this for America alone; they are doing it for the world. America does not exist for itself: it represents the free world, and it is the channel through which God can reclaim the entire world.
Therefore, all the members worldwide are being mobilized to help America, in order to make it the center of the new global culture and the center of the Unification movement in the future. Even if Japan becomes a desert, the Japanese people can survive if America survives. Then, after teaching the Cain and Abel nations of America and Germany the traditions of heaven, the Eve nation of Japan should come back to the Adam nation of Korea. This is in accordance with the Principle. If this fails, we cannot come back to heaven.
We have now entered a very important period. In these three years total indemnity must be offered. Unless this is accomplished within three years, however, another three years will be necessary. We should not delay. These four great enemy nations must begin to establish the worldwide (fair-position) foundation for the heavenly kingdom, by following the tradition of heaven victoriously. If we begin the heavenly tradition among four such enemy nations, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth will be realized principle. Accordingly, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth is not far away; it is near. When unity among these nations is realized, the Kingdom of Heaven will begin.
I am gathering and uniting these major providential nations, and offering them to God as the indemnity condition in order to restore the entire world. Thus, what I am now doing is the final work. We are at the terminal point of history. This is the beginning, and at the same time, the end. Having started by paying indemnity on the individual, family, tribal, societal, and national levels, we have now come to the point of paying indemnity on the worldwide level.
These four major providential nations all have good things, and when we restore them, we can offer them to God. Korea has spirit; she has the treasury of thought. Japan has beauty. The United States has power. Germany has intellect and technique. These nations have the essential resources which can unite the world.
If we continue a movement of unity among these nations for a few years, no one will oppose us. I have already started a movement for international unity in America, among minorities there. South Americans, Africans, and Asians in the United States are now welcoming me. If such minorities are completely united, the “majority” will become the minority.
Restoring Canaan through Home Church Work
After Father pays total indemnity to restore victory from Satan, then you, together with all humanity, must also establish victory in a smaller way. That is accomplished through home church activity.
Through home church activity, you will inherit property after the land of Canaan is restored. Where is today’s Canaan? It is the entire earth. We are already accomplishing the conditions for victory, and the expansion of home church activity is transcending nationalities and ideologies. We are even working in communist countries. We will eventually expand to the point where we can establish the heavenly kingdom.
We are restoring Canaan through home church work. If the fall of man had not taken place, you would have had the right to own the universe. Your home church area will become a conditional object whereby you regain the right to possess the cosmos: all things, all people, True Parents, and God. Therefore, without home church you cannot establish the standard to become one with the True Parents and God. You cannot go to the heavenly kingdom without having a foundation in home church. That is the principle. No one can object to that.
In 1976, Rev. Moon established a victorious foundation of worldwide indemnity. On this basis he announced the beginning of home church activities. This is the best of all good news for humankind. From this the heavenly kingdom on earth, the liberation of God, the ideal nation, all ideals will be substantialized. Inherit this as your daily life. Nothing is better news than this.
You have been given such a precious gift from God, but you are reluctant to go to your home church area. You should visit your home church area every day. The fact is, however, that many of you have not visited your home church area at all. There are even people who have no home church areas. Unless you have your own home church area, unless you have your own Cain-type tribe, you can never restore your Abel-type tribe. Before you restore your Abel-type family, you have to restore Cain. This is the most difficult task in religion. No one has ever understood it so far. Father came to this world to teach it. No one knew this secret up until now.
Not Your Own Merit
You should work with an all-out effort at the risk of your lives, and with gratitude. If you do, you can mobilize your ancestors for 70 or even 120 generations back. You can liberate them. Spirit world is willing to help those on earth. If you mobilize your ancestors, you can gain 70 or even 120 disciples centering on your own clan.
You did not join the Unification Church because you had good faith. You entered the Unification Church because of the thousands of generations of your ancestors’ sacrifice and service to God, and their accumulated goodness. If you accomplish your mission and then go to spirit world, you will be welcomed and you will be served by your ancestors. But what will become of you if you are failing students? Your ancestors will be angry with you. They will blame you, and you will have no place to go in the spirit world.
You came here not because of your own merit, but because you were directed here by spirit world. I was born in order to accomplish the historical task of complete restoration, and God prepared the environment for me. Accordingly, spirit world mobilized you when I came. You gathered here for the purpose of complete restoration.
The resentment of many years should be used not for revenge, but for the salvation of the enemy. That kind of thought is based on God’s love. Now is the moment that we must decide in our minds to work according to this thought. If you do, you can pay all the indemnity necessary for total restoration. When total indemnity is paid, complete restoration is the result, which leads to complete perfection.
The title of my speech today is “Total Indemnity”. What does total indemnity aim for? It aims for total restoration and ultimately, perfection. This is in accordance with the Principle. Adam’s individual perfection is the basis of the perfection of the family, tribe, nation, and world.
You should not work from now on in the way you used to. Your whole family should be involved in working hard for the nation and the world. If you surpass the national level, then everything will be finished. The day will come when the heavenly constitution can be given. I have already asked a famous scholar of the United States Constitution to make a draft of the heavenly constitution.
We are on the very threshold of such a day. When you look at all this you should realize that your position is important and precious, and you should seize this moment to correct your way of life. From now on we should not repeat the faults of history, but should march on in accordance with God’s will to fulfill His providence. That is my hope. Let us pray, raising our hands to heaven. Let us pray.