Cheon Seong Gyeong Rough Draft Version -
Sun Myung Moon

Book 2, Chapter 1. What Is a True Parent?

Section 1. The Significance of the True Parents

The words "True Parents." are among the most frequently used words of our Unification Church members. Although they are simple words, they represent a remarkable reality. This term does not appear in any book in all of history. In spite of its simplicity "True Parents" is a term that Unification Church members alone recognize and use.

If in the two thousand years of human history it had been revealed that our human ancestors fell, humankind would have understood at once that the fallen parents are false and bad parents, while the unfallen parents are good and true parents. However, no one has ever been able to reveal this. Humankind has been waiting for the time, when this information could be proclaimed.

There may have been people in some past historical age who thought about the term "True Parents," but they had no way of understanding what the termís background might be. Since the issues could not be resolved without understanding the vast and comprehensive contents of the Principle, no one has been able to simply say the words True Parents. It is an amazing fact that we have been able to reveal the contents of the Principle, the Unification Churchís view of history and the truth about the origin of mankind.

What can we conclude by clearly understanding the term "True Parents"? We can conclude that the Fall of our first ancestors occurred through an illicit sexual relationship. The Fall has resulted in a connection of blood that has nothing to do with God or with the True Parents who were to be established as the ideal of creation. In other words, we came to inherit the wrong blood lineage.

For this reason, we speak the words "True Parents" in relation to God's signify first, that all people, including our first ancestors, will be cut off from the false lineage. Secondly, they signify that a love, life and lineage connected with God and the new original root will begin. These are truly amazing words. (201-60, 1990.3.1)

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