Creating a World of Peace - The Thought and Works of Sun Myung Moon by Joon Ho Seuk
Volume 1 - The Life and Teachings of Reverend Sun Myung Moon [Part 17 / 20]
Part B: Reverend Moon's Teachings
As recounted in the earlier part of this volume, Reverend Moon communicated deeply with God while studying the Bible and other religious teachings in his quest to understand God's providence and his own responsibility. Through his communications with God, Reverend Moon came to understand that God's truth has been revealed at various times in history, but that His purpose and will transcend religious understandings based on these past revelations.
God's Ideal -- A World of Peace
From "To the Clergy at Dinner on the Evening after the Blessing Ceremony," Arlington, VA, July 3, 2002.
God began creation with the ideal of peace, and so that surely will be fulfilled.
God wants to see unity of the family and religions and reaching beyond religion, to build an ideal world, the world of peace. This is straight from God, not any religious book of doctrine.
The Divine Principle contains Reverend Moon's revelations concerning the origin of this world, the original ideal of creation, the deviation from this ideal resulting in the problems of today, the solution to this deviation, the course of history toward that solution, and a vision for a future world of peace, based on the creator's original ideal.
Overview of Divine Principle
From "The Way to World Peace," address on the founding of the Federation for World Peace, Seoul, Korea, August 28, 1991.
When the Bible says that God sought to create human beings in "His own image," this means that the invisible God wanted to manifest Himself into a visible form. In other words, men and women would have become the personifications of God.
If the first man and woman had realized the ideal of God, they would have become the first visible form of God and created the first family of man. Then God-centered children and grandchildren would have formed an ideal society, nation and world.
In this case the invisible God would become the vertical True Parents of man centering upon true love, and the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, would have become the horizontal True Parents of mankind centering upon that same true love. Centered upon these True Parents of man, humanity would have become one family eternally fulfilling true brotherhood.
However, the fall of Adam and Eve meant that humanity lost True Parents. That day we became orphans. Brothers turned into enemies. As a result, nations came to develop antagonistic relationships rather than friendly ones. Accusations abound on every level.
In the final fulfillment of human history, therefore, God's work of restoration is the restoration of True Parents first, liberating humanity from its orphan status. Today this is the central dispensational work of God -- to bestow True Parents upon mankind, to create the original family of man centering on God and true love.