The Establishment of the Abel UN and the Completion of Cheon II Guk in Korea
Memorial Festival of Ascension and Unity
Sun Myung Moon
April 13, 2010
Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel in Seoul, Korea
If I did not know that people have to become His people on the level of the individual, family, clan, people, nation, world and cosmos, and go beyond all the eight levels through our international organization that brings the world together, I would not have gathered so many people together. It is because I know how the sorrowful history of humankind has been woven. Now I have gone beyond ninety years of age…. Adding nine more years and that’s a hundred years. From a hundred years, it goes 101, 102 to 114 and then — aha! — The ideal world of my dreams will open its gates. But there are still more than fifteen years to go before realizing that. As I have passed the age of sixty and am now heading toward a hundred years of age, what I am telling you is the providence of the last will and testament….
People in the back, can you hear me? [Yes!] Such quiet voices! You all must be elderly. I’m old, but I don’t like old people. Instead, I serve my grandchildren, who are five and six years old, as if they were my grandparents. You don’t know how happy and grateful I am for that.
When they ask me, “Grandpa, what shall we do?” I answer, “If I could teach you something you like, that would be good.” Because I am the father of their father and called the True Parent in religious circles, and because I continue to maintain a certain dignity, they call me King Daddy, and they call my wife Queen Mommy. I never taught them that, but they say king daddy and queen mommy. They are the grandchildren of the king daddy and queen mommy.
Then, will the grandchild be more famous? Because the grandparents treat their grandchildren as if they are more precious than heaven and earth, they will find hope for their whole family….
What is the official name of this man standing here? [You are the True Parent.] What, you rascals! [Laughter] Where did the name “True Parents” come from? It could not have come from me.
People need to be taught by True Parents, because only when people live one hundred percent according to what’s in True Parents’ textbooks (even when True Parents are not present) can they become True Parents’ sons or daughters. Isn’t that so?…
Well, when I have things to say, I just start talking. My record for speaking in a day is seventeen hours and forty-eight minutes. Usually I can go on for twelve hours as if it were just an hour, but is there anyone who would still be here after I had talked for twelve hours? Is there, or isn’t there? I could go on for more than twelve hours; in fact, I could talk for more than three days straight. I don’t need a script: I am the script. Everything is within me, and it can come out at any moment when the switch is turned on.
When I listen to someone reading what I said more than fifty years ago, which I did recently at Hoon Dok Hae, my sermons about Christianity are truly moving. I am ninety-one years old now. I must have given that talk when I was thirty-seven or thirty eight, and yet the content is so fresh and so good and so right, inside and out. I cannot help standing and bowing to that content. Whose words are those? Who is he? He is that Moon so-and-so in his younger days, but what he said didn’t-come from him. How could he have said such things when he had never learned them or known them? That is why what he said came from God. What he said is truly moving. Among those who listen to it a thousand years from now, if someone stands up and bows to those words, as I did, he will definitely become someone like me….
It is not the safe arrival of the Abel UN, but its actual establishment. The safe arrival took place on the first day of June last year…. The establishment of the Abel UN and the completion of Cheon II Guk is Korea.
So what is today? In the midst of the Seunghwa Ceremony, a rebirth ceremony also takes place. There are three stages of the blessing in a rebirth ceremony: the rebirth blessing, the resurrection blessing, and the Seunghwa blessing. This is something that cannot be found in the outside world. Do others have these rebirth, resurrection and eternal life ceremonies?
So, for the completion of Cheon II Guk, all people — from young babies down through millions of generations — need to follow that path, passing through the rebirth, resurrection and eternal life ceremonies….
The era of peace and prosperity refers to living in prosperity in a vast, peaceful plain extending in all directions. All things and peoples should live there in peace and prosperity for generations to come.
Father begins his prepared speech
Respected leaders from around the world, distinguished guests from at home and abroad, ladies and gentlemen:
Representing our family, and on behalf of the people of Korea, my wife and I would like to express our deep appreciation to the many esteemed guests who have come, amid your busy schedules, to celebrate this event that is so meaningful for my wife and me — our golden anniversary and True Parents’ Day — making it a wonderful occasion.
This is not for me but for all of Korea. This event is not for one individual or one family, or just for the Korean people. We express profound gratitude in the name of all people. The content of this event matches the remarks I’m making exactly.
Ladies and gentlemen, two months ago I celebrated my ninetieth birthday and took my first steps toward the hundredth year of my life. This is a very busy time in God’s providence. I have been blessed with a long life, beyond the average human lifespan. On the occasion of our fiftieth wedding anniversary, we are holding this banquet with people from all over the world.
We have fourteen children; five have graduated from Harvard University.’ Among our forty plus grandchildren, several of them are already studying there. Moreover, a great number of good men and women from 194 nations have come to recognize and follow us as the king of kings and the True Parents.
Is this true? [Yes, it’s true.] If it were not true, these people by the stage here would have to run away. They came here in order to live — to live by means of Rev. Moon. They are here to attend us wherever we are. When this solemn ceremony ends, these people will say, Wow! I had better follow them.
When a Seunghwa Ceremony is held, it will be a birth ceremony for them. It is a birth ceremony, but it is their second birth, or rebirth, ceremony. They come back to life, so it is a resurrection ceremony. Ascending to the next life, it becomes eternal life….
Then all the people in the spirit world will also follow me. We can call them to earth to educate them. They will return to earth. All the people since Adam’s time, who inherited the fallen lineage, will return to earth. They have to become one, united in mind and heart, to become like God’s sons and daughters — there’s no other way for them to live. They need to change their satanic lineage and chase Satan out.
They sold their lineage. Eve sold the root source of life. Now they must be brought back and go through a rebirth ceremony, a resurrection ceremony and an ascension ceremony (Seunghwa Ceremony).
I, the True Parent, received from the incorporeal God of night, who created the universe, the path through which all things have grown and prospered in order to perfect human beings. I will call down all the ancestors who are in the spirit world, and all the members of their clans who are on earth — in Korea alone there are 286 clans — they should bring all their ancestors all the way back to Adam and Eve and resurrect their forefathers of thousands of generations. People have been divided into many clans. They must all now go through that ceremony of rebirth and resurrection and reach the kingdom of heaven where they can live with True Parents, with the members of their clan, and with their descendants to follow. They must also become true parents….
Throughout our lives, my wife and I have established many international organizations and institutions to promote world peace. We have invested unreservedly in many fields, including inter-religious cooperation, projects to benefit society, intercultural activities, sports, education and the media, and we have successfully led these initiatives with the aim of promoting peace and bringing salvation to humanity.
After working to succeed in all these things, people would probably commend us, saying that we deserve to look back on our lives and pleasantly celebrate our birthdays with the good wishes of all people. They would probably encourage me to forget about everything and sit back and enjoy the successes achieved during the past ninety years!
However, my wife and I cannot look at the lives we have led in such a worldly way. We have had to complete the mission of the actual True Parents, given to us by God, who is Himself the vertical true parent of all humankind. It has to be vertical first and then horizontal, not horizontal and then vertical. Now, with three years remaining in this mission to make God’s kingdom, Cheon Il Guk, a reality, we are leading each day of our lives with more seriousness than ever before.
Throughout my life, I have offered myself for the liberation of God, the one and only true parent of heaven and earth, to restore to Him His rightful position as parent, to save all of humankind who suffer in the realm of death, and to return them to God’s bosom. This has been my life. I had to create the realm of resurrection, allowing the rebirth and resurrection ceremonies. For this purpose I have persevered and triumphed, alone, over countless tribulations while leading the people of the world, who are like orphans searching for their parents while lost and unaware, toward the goal of global salvation. When I became the True Parent for the purpose of saving people, no one welcomed me.
Due to the Fall, brought about by our first ancestors, people are born into the false lineage. Every one without exception wanders in darkness even now, unable to break free of Satan’s bondage. Under such circumstances, how could my wife and I be anything less than completely serious in our lives as we show the world’s 6.5 billion people the way along the path toward the building of God’s kingdom on earth? I have lived a more difficult life — hundreds, thousands of times more difficult than you; and no one empathized with me. I was persecuted and some tried to kill me. The world shot all kinds of arrows at me, but none hit me.
Three stages of re-creation
Ladies and gentlemen, God created human beings as his children. As the original, absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal being, God created people by breathing His love into them to endow them with a soul.
If not for the Fall, we would have been able to perfect ourselves, to be perfect as God is perfect, and attain eternal life. If you fall, that cannot be forgiven. Therefore you need rebirth and resurrection. Is that correct or not?
Are you God’s children, or Satan’s children?
God’s son knows the future and many deep things. I knew these things without having to learn them. You have to know there are things you know when you are born, things you learn and things that Heaven teaches you.
Unfortunately, human beings are living as descendants of the Fall. But they aren’t aware of this. In order to live a perfect life, all people without exception must receive life through the blessing from True Parents in the three stages of rebirth, resurrection and eternal life. Rebirth, in this context, refers to an individual attaining new life. Resurrection is when a family attains new life, and eternal life refers to all of humankind attaining perfection and living forever in God’s homeland after establishing the kingdom of heaven on earth and in the spirit world by attending True Parents, who have attained the position of the king of kings. This ideal was not established. We must seek the way forward. Where is it? I came here to make you aware of this. This is the first time I have met you, but God and the spirit world have cooperated with me on my course of life so that you can follow it. Your fathers and mothers are following me in the spirit world]. Through the Seunghwa Ceremony, they can go to heaven directly, and they will not let you just live as you want. They may chastise you with a stick.
We can easily see that each person’s life goes through three stages. Everyone is conceived through the grace of God and the love of his or her parents. The first stage of life is the long (yet short) nine months spent in the mother’s womb. No one is exempt from this! No one can be born other than from the mother’s womb, even presidents and government ministers. The first ancestors began centered on God’s sperm and ovum, but people are born centered on Satan’s sperm and ovum. That is the point of anguish. Without conducting a revolutionary change there is no way forward in life. There must be a straight path. Whether we are conscious of it or not at the time, all of us without exception spend nine months in our mother’s womb. Even though a woman’s womb is smaller than some rice cookers, from the perspective of a fetus, it is larger than the entire universe. The bitter pain of the father and mother’s lineage not being able to give birth centering on God’s sperm and ovum came to be known when your ancestors went into hell.
What about our birth into the second stage of our lives, which occurs on earth? How could we find words adequate to describe the struggle of a newborn baby as it is faced with a completely unfamiliar, new world? The first cry of a newborn as it experiences the large and wide world that it finds upon coming out of the womb is a blessing and celebration of a new time and space that promises a one-hundred-year future. We haven’t known this. Why? We haven’t known it, because we forget that we were born into the world to seek after the Heavenly Parent, our parent.
Today we are all blessed to be living in the second stage of our lives. We are living on the path of rebirth. What do you think would have happened had I not married? I would not have been persecuted in the way that I was by the mass media of the world. They called me “the Moon who would ruin the nation” and opposed me, though I was here to eradicate Satan’s lineage from the root. They fired hundreds of bullets at me, but I was not defeated.
Do you know where we are now? Did you know that Walker Hill was built by encroaching on our land? Our land goes up the hill here to where there is a temple. This place was built by encroaching on our land, but we are closing our eyes to this for their sake…. If I were to be entrusted with the nation, I would not use Walker Hill for the church but return it to the nation. Although a hundred years is much longer than the nine months we spend in the womb, please do not forget that there is still a course we must follow. Although we have all forgotten the standard of consciousness that we possessed in our mother’s womb, and we are now enjoying our lives fully in this big, wide world, this is merely preparation for the final stage of our lives, which is eternal life. Whether you will go to Heaven or to hell is as yet undecided. Because it is still undetermined, we need to do these Seunghwa Ceremonies over the next three years, and the rebirth, resurrection and blessing ceremonies in order to go through the three stages of the blessing and enter the realm of Heaven’s protection. This is what I am doing.
That third stage occurs in the world of eternal life, which we can enter through reaching perfection — this is the spirit world. It is a world that cannot be imagined by people descended from the Fall. It is a world in which we transcend time and space. Just as the baby in a mother’s womb cannot imagine life on earth, as people living and breathing air in this earthly world, we cannot easily understand the spirit world, where we will be reborn in our spiritual bodies, living and breathing true love. You have no idea what it will be like. That is why I am teaching you.
As people face death, they may shake in fear, and feel terrified if they do not understand the true meaning of death. Although human history has continued for more than six thousand years, no one has clearly taught the truth regarding death. Now, in the Last Days of history, I have been able to reveal this truth, this heavenly secret, as the True Parent of humankind.
Ladies and gentlemen, the word “death” is sacred. It is not a synonym for “sadness and suffering.” Therefore, I have created the term “Seunghwa” to explain the true significance of “death.” The moment we enter the spirit world, we enter a world of joy and victory with the fruit born of our lives on earth. It is a time for those of us remaining on earth to send off the departed with joy. It should be a time for great celebration. We should be shedding tears of joy instead of tears of sadness. That is the significance of the sacred and noble Seunghwa Ceremony. It is the first step toward enjoying eternal life in God’s embrace. The moment of death should be a time of greater excitement than that of a newlywed bride going to her groom’s home for the first time.
In order to open the door for all people to experience this kind of precious eternal life, I held a Seunghwa Ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York on March 18 for world leaders who have recently passed into the next world. I did not cast them away, I have to bring them and lead them to the spirit world. I have the responsibility to teach those who are in darkness and ignorance.
The following are the names of those commemorated:
General Alexander Haig, a former United States secretary of state, who saved my life by leading the bombing of the North Korean Hungnam Special Labor Camp in which I was imprisoned during the Korean War; Mr. Kim Dae-jung, a former South Korean president, who won the Nobel Peace Prize; When Pres. Kim Dae-jung passed away I told Hwang Sun-jo to go to perform a Seunghwa Ceremony for him, and he didn’t want to go. “Go, you rascal!” I said. “It’s a matter of life or death for the nation, so go!” So he went and conducted a fifteen-minute Seunghwa Ceremony. There was no way for this to happen. The communists were my enemies. Mr. Hedi Annabi, a Tunisian diplomat and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, who died in the 2010 Haitian earthquake; the one hundred UN workers who died alongside Mr. Annabi; Mr. Rodrigo Carazo Odio, a former president of Costa Rica, who is known worldwide as “the Peace President”; Mr. Abdurrahman Wahid, a former president of Indonesia, who gave his entire life for the sake of his great nation, which has a population of more than two hundred million; Mr. Steingrimur Hermannsson, a former prime minister of Iceland, who helped bring about the meeting of then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and United States President Ronald Reagan, which accelerated the end of the cold war; Shaykh Hassan Cisse of Senegal, who is respected as an exemplary, great scholar of Islam; and Mr. Laxmi Mall Singhvi of India, who is praised as the “Ambassador of Reconciliation and Peace” by India’s 1.1 billion people.
Distinguished leaders, although the lives of the people whose names I mentioned were altruistic and philanthropic, none of them can be guaranteed entry into the world of eternal life without receiving the marriage blessing and the Seunghwa blessing of Rev. Moon, who came as the True Parent to the world today, in which God and humankind’s parent-child relationship was severed due to the Fall of the first ancestors. Please take this point seriously. This is something I alone can do. How many have opposed me? I have published my autobiography. Many who read it were touched to the point of tears and have sent me letters of repentance. I have also shed tears while reading these letters. I am praying for everyone, that I can take everyone with me as my sons and daughters when I enter the kingdom of heaven. I am the only one in this nation who would do this.
This era, when God has introduced the heavenly calendar, is a serious one. It is now the time in which all the world’s 6.5 billion people must understand my teachings, which I bequeath as the True Parent, who is responsible to give eternal life to all humankind. Now is a time that you can share the good news of the coming of the True Parents throughout the entire world. Are you going to do this or not? Answer me.
Do whatever you want. If you drink, fornicate, and defraud people, I will expose all those things! The time has come to honor and inherit the tradition and spirit of the Korean people, from which the True Parents emerged, establish the heavenly tradition, and bring about world peace by uniting all 6.5 billion people of the world with the United Nations. With the start of the heavenly calendar, please do not forget that the Seunghwa Ceremony is a sacred rite in which anyone can inherit the worldview of a holy citizen of the kingdom of heaven and celebrate God’s liberation and all humankind’s liberation. I am praying to God for people to be liberated. Will you, or will you not assist me in this? Because no one did ten or a hundred times more than I did, many millions died. You may just leave them be, but they will not leave you be. They will have their revenge, you rascals. No way around it. They will take you off [to the spirit world].
In this way, the ideal of a family based on true love can be completed, and God and all people, the heavenly spirit world and the earthly physical world, can be completely united to usher in a reign of peace over the world. There’s nothing blocking the way. The way will be smoothed out. Please take this time to express your gratitude to God and
True Parents for giving the keys of the Blessing Ceremony and Seunghwa Ceremony to all the worlds’ nations, allowing for the establishment of the traditions of God’s kingdom, Cheon II Guk, through True Parents. You don’t know how many had opposed the Unification Church blessing. Some members were beaten senseless.
Please join me in giving a round of applause to our Heavenly Father for His benevolence, through which we can receive the grace of precious life without Him asking for anything in return. You have to clap your hands as if you mean it. Wait and see what happens if you forget to be grateful!
One family under God
Ladies and gentlemen, what is the path that humankind should take today? Even now tens of millions of innocent lives are being lost each year to war, disease, starvation and natural disasters that arise in all parts of the world. In every field you observe, from the individual level to the collective level — whether in religion, politics, education, culture or ideology — people are deeply mired in the swamp of self-centered egoism, raising walls around themselves. We now live in a world brought to ruin, where genuine communication has broken down.
Ultimately, the problems afflicting humanity can only be resolved through the worldview of One Family under God, in other words, the ideology based on true love, which my wife and I have learned from Heaven and have championed and taught throughout our lives. This is the only way for humankind to find the path toward peace and happiness.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are living in a historic time of great transition. It is a time for a great revolution to change history, to unite the spiritual and physical worlds and to create the ideal kingdom of heaven that God has longed for since the beginning of time. I am saying this revolution must be completed even if it means burning down everything in its path. You have to offer up your life and your nation to be part of this great revolution or you will not remain…
We can no longer postpone or prolong the fulfillment of His wish. I have already proclaimed that January 13, 2013 will be “Foundation Day.” It was God and True Parents who proclaimed this. That day will be the actual beginning of Cheon II Guk. That day will be the origin. Yet, less than three years remain until then. You have to understand how busy I am because I know this deadline. I cannot sleep or eat as other people do. I must continue to run across mountains and oceans to the far ends of the earth and still see that there is so much farther to go. I have to overcome the sorrow of this. It would be wonderful if someone would appear in my stead.
Therefore, it is time for all people to be humbly obedient to Heaven’s decree. An unavoidable time is upon us today when we must invest ourselves completely with a life or death commitment for the remaining three years under the guidance of the True Parents who carry out the providence on earth as the substantial representatives of God, the king of kings. All the good spirits in the spirit world are mobilized and are already moving forward, a step ahead of you. You have to understand they are assisting you. You have to pray for them to come down from your clan in the spirit world.
Ladies and gentlemen, do you have any idea how much pain God suffered the moment our first ancestors, into whom God had invested His complete and unreserved devotion since time immemorial, fell and disappeared into darkness, becoming part of Satan’s lineage? Are you even remotely aware that our Heavenly Father — who endured tens of thousands of years of excruciating heartache so great that His bones shed tears and His flesh quivered — had to go through the long, dark tunnel of indemnifying the human Fall in order to save His lost children? But I know all too well how God felt at that time. How many have spent days and nights in tears, yearning to comfort our Father in Heaven? No one. Otherwise you won’t be in a position to take responsibility to follow God into the kingdom of heaven. Even if you want to go, you may not be able to, and you will feel shame.
The mission of the Korean people
Ladies and gentlemen, God raised and prepared the Korean people over a period of thousands of years. All people of the Christian faith recognize that God sent His true son Jesus Christ to earth two thousand years ago to save humankind. However, Jesus suffered a miserable fate.
The leaders of Judaism and the people of Israel were supposed to receive Jesus as the Messiah and follow him with absolute faith and absolute obedience. They should never have allowed Jesus’ crucifixion to take place.
He suddenly left this world, leaving behind the words, “It is finished.” The Roman soldier pierced his side and killed him. Even so, Jesus prayed for the people’s salvation. Yet these words apply to salvation in the spiritual reality only. After two thousand years of preparation, his Second Coming, on the Korean Peninsula, has finally borne the fruits of his labor. Wait and see if I have that kind of potential. Entrust Korea to me. In three years, I can unite the world into one race. Put this task in my hands. I have all the textbooks prepared. Even if I die there are materials that will remain on the earth for millions of years representing me. If people just follow these textbooks, through them, through that gate, there will be a way open to participate in the state affairs of that country. So young people, don’t use your time foolishly. Your youth won’t last forever.
From times past, the Korean people have worshiped God as the highest and primal ancestor of their forefathers. They called that single being and progenitor of all people the “One” — in other words, God. They served Him as the lord who created night and day. As all numbers begin from one, all things begin from the one God. With the sense that He is their original ancestor, the Korean people have served God and thus the spirit of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values is alive in the soul and tradition of the race. They have maintained themselves over five thousand years of history, yet not once have they invaded or plundered another nation or people. The spirit of benefiting all mankind still flows in the veins of the Korean people. The spirit of filial piety, fidelity, and loyalty, which are the fundamental virtues of human life, are still alive and breathing in Korean history. These values can be found in the men and women of Korea and reflect the pride and spirit of the Korean people.
I have inherited such traditional values as the true filial piety exemplified in the folk tale Shimcheong, about a devoted daughter who offered her life so that her blind father could see; the profound love and fidelity displayed by Choonhyang, who overcame the fear of death in order to keep the promise she had made to her husband; and the unbreakable loyalty exhibited by Admiral Yi Soon-shin, who gave his life to save his nation and people despite being abandoned by his king and other leaders. These lofty Korean values and traditions are not just matters of historical chance. Based on these values, Heaven has prepared this people; this was all part of the providence of creating a foundation to send the Messiah. On the foundation of such preparation, and riding on the energy of this peninsula, I finally came, having received Heaven’s seal as the True Parent of humankind and the king of kings. It’s God that did this, not me.
The path humankind should take
Distinguished Guests, your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: The path that humanity must now take is clear. What would give you cause to hesitate in the face of the D-day that Heaven has revealed through us, the True Parents? Heaven’s blessings will be with you on your ambitious course. Just as they have been with me on mine.
If you view the flow of history through eyes that focus on God’s providence, you can see that the changes of the times can be broadly classified into three stages. First is the “era of worldly matters,” in other words, a time when materialism took precedence. Next came the “era of human affairs,” a human-centric era when peoples’ knowledge and emotions took precedence in and dominated the world.
However, these eras were transitional. They were courses of preparation necessary in order to enter the era in which people could rid themselves of their fallen nature, return to their original selves and live as one united family where they attend God as their father.
The “era of heavenly affairs” is the final stage, in which humanity should follow the path of living for others’ sake. They should do this through establishing an absolute standard on the foundation of purifying themselves, both inside and out, through the holy Blessing Ceremony. This is the time of opening up the era of God’s kingdom, Cheon Il Guk, a time in which we can return to the heart of the one true God.
Please continually engrave this point on your hearts. This means we have to remember this and go this way, even if it means forgetting about heaven and earth.
Once the actual era of Cheon II Guk begins, the spiritual and earthly worlds will be connected and brought into oneness, and all things will be governed under the Union of the Spiritual and Physical Worlds, which will be established on earth for the first time. Moreover, the providence will be carried out according to the heavenly law and the heavenly way. Elections conducted in a purely secular fashion will disappear from the face of the earth. All people will become one family through cross-cultural marriage and the World Peace Marriage Blessing, and we will enjoy tranquility and happiness in the sacred reign of peace. Let me say that only three years remain until that day.
As part of preparing for that time, a few days ago, on February 14, I proclaimed to all of heaven and earth the start of the new heavenly calendar. The Gregorian calendar and lunar calendar shall now stand in the positions of Cain and Abel and serve the role of supporting the heavenly calendar, by which we will record and indicate the progress of God’s providence.
You must all now engrave my teachings onto your bones and lead a life of practicing them. We have no choice. If we do not prepare now, we will surely be left behind. We should learn from the courage and fortitude of the white-necked cranes that fly across the Himalayas — which are more than seven thousand meters high — in preparation for winter.
My final words for humankind
I already have prepared the last words I will give to humankind. These have been prepared based on my triumphs over six or seven life-or-death situations, including six periods of unjust imprisonment. I am leaving behind me eight different sets of textbooks and teaching materials for humankind to use for all eternity. (These comprise almost a thousand volumes.)
They are The Sermons of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Exposition of the Divine Principle, Cheon Seong Gyeong, the Family Pledge, Pyeonghwa Shingyeong [‘Messages of Peace”], True Families — Gateway to Heaven, Owner of Peace and Owner of Lineage and World Scripture. These are textbooks you will have to read and study even after you go to the spirit world. They are not just teachings that come from the mind of one person; they are textbooks and teaching materials that teach the heavenly way that God has granted to His suffering children for their salvation.
You should now set up the tradition of Hoon Dok Hae in your families using the books I have mentioned — that is, the tradition where three generations of a family start each day by reading Heaven’s word, and lead a life of practicing what they read, with a new heart. Let’s create a world where people in the spirit world and the earthly world can both attend True Parents at the same time, and read the word on the heavenly path together. The headquarters can decide the Hoon Dok Hae text for the day and all the blessed families of the world, though they may be in different time zones and different seasons, will participate together in Hoon Dok Hae. All the equipment for this is already in place. You have no idea how much I have hurried to do this.
Once this happens, no matter how hard Satan may try to worm his way in to infest your lineage, once he encounters the Hoon Dok Hae tradition he will find no room to move. If a family is aligned with God as at high noon, where no shadow is cast, and still does not receive God’s blessings, who then could merit them? When such heavenly families fill the earth, the world will automatically become the heavenly kingdom on earth and in the eternal spirit world, fulfilling the vision of one family under God.
Ladies and gentlemen, last year, my memoirs, As a Peace- Loving Global Citizen, an honest, candid account of my life, were published. Through this book I have clearly shown where you can find God’s will for humankind and the path that we, as God’s children, should follow. My life has been a typical model of the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” I have as much faith in this book as in the Hoon Dok textbooks and teaching materials I have mentioned. For this reason, I recommend it to you, believing that it will show you how to lead your lives according to true principles. It does not subtract or add anything to the ninety years of my life, which I have led under Heaven’s decree. I pray you will carefully read this articulation of true love and find great inspiration.
I have already mentioned that a life of vertical “noon-time” alignment casts no shadow. If we can all shine as we live such glowing lives, there will be no chance for the shadow of sin to be cast. Those who receive the light will be indebted to the light. I pray that we can now wipe away the tears of people in misery and poverty, and lead an illuminated life of eternal true love that dissipates all darkness.
Once again, I offer you my heartfelt thanks for gracing this occasion with your presence and celebrating this providential event. I pray that you will live in good health and in the abundance of God’s love. It is my hope that we can offer greater glory and honor to God the next time we meet.
I pray that the blessings of God, the king of kings, will be upon you, your family and your nation.
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