The Unification of My Country
Sun Myung Moon
January 1, 1990
God’s Day 1990 Midnight Address
Unofficial translation: Bernhard Lee Quandt
The motto for the New Year is: “Unification of My Country.” When you look at the history of the providence, the decade of the 1980’s was a very important time of change. All the necessary indemnity has been paid. Forty years of Unification Movement history have now passed.
After the fall, God divided the children into Cain and Abel. The purpose of this providence was for these two sons to become one, then unite with Adam and restore Adam’s position. Cain and Abel did not fulfill this.
Throughout history the position of the younger son has been one of persecution and opposition. The position of the first son, which was Satan’s position, was always persecuting the second son. Therefore religion, being in the second son’s position, was always persecuted by the world. Originally the position of the first son would be that of dirty communication with God. But this was lost through the fall when Satan achieved the position of father of mankind.
Adam and Eve were supposed to unite within and under the vertical dominion of God. How could man and woman become one with heaven and earth while at the same time becoming one with each other? By uniting with God, Adam and Eve would have created a perfect vertical relationship with God and through their Blessing would have united with one another in a horizontal relationship. This would have been the unity of vertical and horizontal as well as the beginning of world unification in the original plan of God.
Originally God’s plan was for one man to be His root in mankind. Because Adam established a relationship with Satan instead, this root was never established. The only way for the ideal to be realized is through an individual who establishes this kind of relationship with God and then establishes True Parents. Only through True Parents on the earth can the original love of God be implanted into mankind.
Because of the fall, this perfect vertical direction was lost, causing the key vertical angle to become distorted. Satan then made a vertical relationship with Adam and Eve.
The goal of all history has been to find the True Parents who would establish the new tradition of God’s love and clean out the polluted love inherited throughout history. All the religions have the concept of a savior. Their views of him differ according to their cultural backgrounds but it is all a manifestation of the original desire of mankind for True Parents.
Unity of Cain and Abel
Because all men have been born from false parents, the positions of first and second son are automatically false — creating a history of strife. Similar to Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest, history has been a fight between the two sons’ positions. The purpose of this fight has always been to establish a basis for restoration of the true sonship and True Parentship.
Mankind has multiplied centered on the false love of Satan. Even though God is omniscient and omnipotent, He cannot relate to man in this sphere of false love. You must understand how God has cried indescribable tears through thousands of years of such terrible history. He has been forsaken so many times by people who have betrayed and disappointed Him. God has worked throughout history with chosen individuals and nations. What is a chosen nation? It is a nation brought to the side of God in the fight with Satan.
Through Jacob, God brought the nation of Israel to His side. If Israel had united with Jesus it would have fulfilled its mission as God’s chosen nation. God is coming to take away Satan’s domain; He started with the head, or era of ideology, then with power. If man were to recognize God, Satan’s power would be completely taken away. For this reason, Satan established communism which denied the existence of God.
The confrontation between the two blocs of communism and democracy was concentrated in Korea. Korea has a really central role in the world; therefore, it was not accidental that most of the world’s nations came to Korea for the Olympics. In that way, they were all connected to the providence in Korea — God’s desire for unification. This would not have been possible without the Unification Movement. Missionaries of the Unification Church came from all over the world as representatives of the second generation. They witnessed to and helped the teams of their respective nations. Thus, the internal Abels and the external Cains became one in Korea.
Politicians, not knowing the providence, think they are deciding things; but, internally, it is Father who is moving events. Through my insight, the support activity during the Games restored the sonship positions through the second sons serving the first sons. From that moment the communist world started to move and Satan’s power declined.
During WWII, Britain was in the position of Eve with America as Abel and France as Cain. Britain should have united with these two nations and upon gaining victory in the war, the entire Christian culture should have united with these three victor nations and embraced the whole world. The principle of restoration follows the same pattern from the individual to the world level. If Cain and Abel cannot connect to the position of True Parents, they cannot unite. After overcoming Satan, Eve should say to her sons, “Let’s go to Adam.” So, if Eve is in the West, then Adam would be in the East.
Disunited Christianity in Korea
After the liberation from Japanese occupation in 1945, there were three Christian groups in Korea. One had collaborated with the Japanese and worshipped at Shinto shrines; another group had been persecuted for refusing to do this; the third group had cooperated while being internally opposed to the Japanese. When the Americans came to Korea, they should have worked for the unification of these different groups in a fatherly way, centering on the patriotic group — not the group that had worshipped the Shinto shrines. America had the responsibility to prevent the division of Korea. If America had fulfilled this responsibility of uniting with the Abel-type Christianity and supporting me, the whole restoration would have been finished in seven years.
So what happened? At a time when Christianity in Korea was divided, those who had fought the Japanese in the underground movement failed to unite because they didn’t realize where to center their allegiance. I had been a participant in the underground and should have been the center around which they united. Then the nation of Korea could have been united and the whole world restored as a result of the Abel side having overcome the Cain side with love. But instead, Korean Christianity was invaded by Satan, causing Christians all over the world to ignore God’s Will.
Forty years ago, established Christianity failed in this mission and the Unification Church was established to start a new movement. Because of this failure, the nation also failed. Therefore, the Unification Movement and I had to go the way of suffering. We had to be victorious in the midst of persecution. As a result, when people joined the church, they were opposed by their own family. They were connected to the true plus pole and had become positively charged. Their parents on the other hand were positively charged on the opposite side. Since two positives can only repel each other, members had to endure opposition from their old environment when they joined.
God’s side always has had to grab the second generation of a nation. If I had been able to grab the young people ten years ago, there would never have been the radical students or labor problems that exist in Korea today.
I have now established Germany and Japan, formerly in satanic positions in WWII, to positions on God’s side. Japan has always been the traditional enemy of Korea, so it seemed impossible that a Korean could establish influence in Japan. It was only possible to end generations of animosity by overcoming Satan’s love. I had to go a lonely and painful path to establish myself in a position to love with God’s heart. Only in this way could I have been able to overcome national animosities and take nations away from Satan.
Freeing the World from Satan
The time is coming when the communist world can come to God’s side. My way is to endure persecution and then claim the victory by bringing the second generation of Satan’s children to God’s side through divine love. I now have a worldwide foundation to completely deal with both the free world and the communist world. This forms the power base I have needed to free the world from Satan.
When the Israelites came to Canaan they had been in the desert a long time and were weak and hungry. In contrast, the people of Canaan were fat and wealthy. But the Israelites completely depended on God and that was how they could win. It’s not a question of our numbers but how united we are with God. If we are united with God then we can completely occupy Satan’s world.
After the fall, the whole world became the domain of Satan. That’s why True Parents had to achieve the unity of Cain and Abel with Adam and Eve in order to bring everything back to the dominion of God. Established Christianity has not realized that history has been so full of tears. As a result, I had to establish the Unification Church. The Church had to go to America to win spiritual sovereignty over that nation.
My original plan was to unite with the leaders of Christianity and other leaders in Korea in the beginning years of my ministry. But they persecuted me and accused me of all sorts of things. This persecution has never brought me down, but always served to make me stronger. Through this endurance, I could claim spiritual sovereignty over many nations.
I had to overcome all the walls Satan has established between men. There was no way to go over them, so I had to dig holes under the walls. The early Korean Unification Churches were established in places so smelly that even Satan did not like to go there.
Who can cross the deep ravine between the worlds of Satan and God? It can only be crossed at the cost of your life. I have invested my life to cross it. All it needs now is a rope so that many people can swing over. The Unification Church has this rope that I have tied to God’s side.
Are Unification members as corrupt as what we see exposed by the investigations into the previous Korean government? Now the government is saying our church is so small. What does this mean? Do you think any of the other Christian churches could compete with the Unification Church? Our members have sacrificed so much to walk this path with me, they cannot be tempted to retreat from it. I have led the members through this suffering path for so many years and what do they have to show for it? They have tremendous spiritual power and authority. Based on this same authority, I will bring the four nations of Japan, America, Russia and China to surround North Korea, forcing North Korea to lay down its arms.
America always wants to study me but they can’t keep up. When they investigate it takes them six months to investigate one organization, but in that time I have created 10 more organizations. They never catch up.
Winning the Communist World
I am declaring war on Satan by proclaiming to him, “I need the communist countries of Russia and its satellite states, so get ready to fight.” German unification is simple: the people from East Germany will just come and live with the people in West Germany. If they could room with a West German family, the country would be united in 18 months. The unification of Korea would also be easy if people followed my advice.
Instead the politicians who are investigating the corruption of the fifth republic are behaving worse than village thugs. While former President Chun Doo Hwan was being questioned in the National Assembly on December 31, the investigation was interrupted several times by congressmen shouting and fighting.
Yesterday my topic was, “The Final Settlement of Providential History.” Now I have gone over the peak of worldwide restoration, so from now on it is downhill. The time has come when I can go freely back and forth between the free world and the communist world.
With my own hands, I have taken the positions of Adam, Eve, the son and the three archangels away from Satan. I have set Japan in the providential position of Eve, Korea as Adam, and America, Russia and China in the positions of the three archangels. I have restored the positions which were lost at the fall. The time has now come for the final providence.
In Korea I have brought many professors to hear Divine Principle lectures and taught them how to be true patriots. They understood that I was a patriot so they agreed to work with the Citizens Federation for the Unification of South and North.
Now the world, including Russia and America, has no real leadership. They are calling for a true leader. Can you believe the leadership they desire is that of Rev. Moon from Asia?
I appreciate opposition for it is like wind in our sails. In this sense, all the opposition is behind me. There is support for me around the world, but especially in the academic world.
Today’s topic is “Unification of My Country.” Now the world is in confusion and is looking for a new ideology. In this desperate situation a new world figure is emerging to take the lead in philosophy and ideology. That is Rev. Moon. Eastern bloc scholars recently met in Poland and were discussing ways to dissolve the communist system and find an alternative. They came to the agreement there is only one philosophy and one person to lead — Unification Thought and Rev. Moon.
Engraft To the Trunk Root
If both America with its 200 million people and Korea — a divided nation of 60 million — are calling for me, where will I go? Because my roots are in Korea there is a possibility I might turn to Korea. For a root to become stronger it must go down deeper into the earth. In a storm the leaves and branches may be blown away but if the root is strong the tree will survive. The trunk root is the one that goes deepest. The root likes fertilizer and dark humid places whereas the branches and leaves love fresh air and sunshine. So a person who likes to go down into the dirty part and absorb the nutritious elements is needed to feed the tree. The fertilizer is the satanic world and the dirty smelly place is the worst part of that world. To establish God’s world you must start from the bottom. To become true children you have to be engrafted onto True Parents.
We have to become a self that represents America, East and West Germany, North and South Korea and so on, centered on the love of God. Then America can become my America, Germany can become my Germany and Korea can become my Korea. If I become such a person as a representative of my nation centered on God, then I become the basis for the Kingdom of God in my nation.
Originally Adam’s love should have led to the perfection of the family, nation and on to the perfection of God. Because all of this was lost, without restoring the original love of Adam it’s impossible to have liberation on any level. If you have possessions, you have to make them God’s possessions. If you consider them as yours and not as God’s, you have no connection to the deepest root and the highest part of the tree.
Today is the first day of 1990. It is an historical occasion for our determination to become a representative self of our nation and our world. I told church leaders they have to have results to leave to their descendants. If you have no results, even though you suffered starvation and persecution, it will all be in vain. Only if you have some practical result from your work can you justify yourself and prove your opposition wrong. Do not think as the Unification Church has thought in the past.
From now on you have to clearly ask yourself: “Have I as an individual realized successfully the unity of my mind and body? Have I separated my body and mind, physically and spiritually from Satan? Have I achieved a tangible result?” Only if you have established your own place and taken possession of the things around you, can you truly say of your body, “This is my body” or of your mind, “This is my mind.” Only if you follow absolutely the direction God is giving you vertically and True Parents are giving you horizontally can you receive guidance from God. Only if you unite with God can your body and mind unite. You need to realize that. By having gone through all the levels of individual, tribe, nation and world, I can stand on top of the world. I have provided the worldwide foundation; you have to provide the expanded direction. I hat is, you have to provide a self that can represent the family, tribe, nation and world. You must start with the individual level and expand.
We must make the determination at this moment to establish ourselves as representatives of myself, my family my tribe, my nation and my world. Within ten years the world will change. In three years, the Korean problem can be solved.
There has to be opposition. For example, opposition to bacteria in the body makes the body strong. So opposition is good. Even the KGB wanted to get rid of me in 1987 but have I disappeared?
Where does unification of my country start? It starts with “I.” If I don’t realize my true self there can be no unification within the individual, family, tribe or nation. All unification starts with the self. If you realize unification of yourself, unification of the family can take place. You have to find “my country” and establish “my country.” From today we must determine our true selves and march forward in this new decade to open the way for the Unified Kingdom period.
Let us pray.