Earthly Life and Spirit World
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Chapter 1 The Kingdom of God [Part 1]
Section 1. Understanding the Kingdom of God
1. The Location of the Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God, according to the Bible, is in your mind. The Kingdom of God is not at the end of the world 21 s you might expect, but is in your mind. What kind of mind is that? It is not the mind that has elements of death from the fallen world, but the mind that has waves of the grace of life. This is the mind that can extend the grace of life to the world by removing the elements of death.
The Kingdom of God cannot be found in the physical realm. Accordingly, the starting point of the Kingdom of God is where you make a resolution and practice it. As you find the starting point, you can meet the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, the Kingdom of God does not come at the end of the world, but comes with the starting point of united mind and body. When you weigh something on a scale, you make a balance by using the middle weight. The purpose of a scale is to become level, but the starting point toward the Kingdom of God should be on a right-side slant. It should not be on a left slant. So, where does the Kingdom of God come from? It starts from the mind. What kind of mind is that? It is the mind that is victorious over the world. Even if the Kingdom of God comes externally, if your mind is evil and cannot harmonize with it, then you will have nothing to do with the Kingdom of God. Therefore, the foundation to be able to meet the Kingdom of God is not the environment, but yourself. In this sense, the problem is yourself. The foundation to be able to maintain the Kingdom of God is not the environment, but your mind. (46-23)
Where is the Kingdom of God? Although Jesus' disciples did not clean up their present reality, they were expecting to receive high positions of authority in the world and were dreaming of a happy life in the coming Kingdom of God. Jesus fundamentally destroyed their wrong thinking and taught that the Kingdom of God is in the mind. People who don't create the Kingdom of God within their minds cannot harmonize with the environmental Kingdom of God when it comes. If your mind doesn't make a firm decision, perfect action cannot follow. Firm decision brings firm action.
Therefore, the Kingdom of God begins with an unchanging, absolute mind and perfect action. How greatly does your mind long for goodness? The mind that desires goodness has to unite with historical goodness. The mind has to overcome tremendously difficult circumstances in order to work towards goodness. The mind should be unchanging, and resolved to go the lonely way of struggle even till the end of history. Such a mind has to be united with perfect action. From there, the direction of the Kingdom of God is decided and is started. However, when mind and body are separated, the Kingdom of God is not made.
In this sense, Jesus was not teaching that the unity between mind and body is slanted to the right or to the left. By removing the conditions that cause the slant, as one has subjecthood, one can meet the Kingdom. You should understand this clearly. The Kingdom of God does not originate in others, but comes from yourself. Because you are fallen people, you have to deny yourselves. When you do not create the Kingdom of God in your mind and act accordingly, someone else will create it instead of you. If that happens, then you have to unite with that person in order to reach the Kingdom of God. You have to keep in step with that person. If he goes east, you have to go east. "Although he's doing it this way, I'll do it another way." If you think like that, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God. So, you should not have any criticism. (46-24)
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within your mind. What is the Kingdom of God? It is the place centered on God's love. The Kingdom of God is where the bond of God's love is made, and the realm of the universal environment is established. Then, who can live there? They should be people who are harmonized with the essence of God's love. Only such people can go there. What does it mean to be harmonized with the essence of God's love? A person who is centered on himself does not have any value. The one who can invest life and devotion for the sake of his objects can live continuously in the realm of God's love. Historically, great people and saints went such a way. (46-36)
2. Christianity and the Kingdom of God
Those who are attending today's meeting, please think seriously if you can enter the Kingdom of God or not. Even if you've been attending church for a hundred years, if you still have a self-centered mind you will never enter the Kingdom of God. If anybody thinks that Rev. Moon's word is wrong, please die and check its validity. A self-centered person can never enter the Kingdom of God. You should know which religion is true today. You should know what kind of person is a true person, and what kind of nation is a true nation. (78-118)
The ideal of the Kingdom of God is that, first of all, the Kingdom of God is established on earth through the ideal of love; then it is connected to the spirit world. However, according to the traditional concept, the Kingdom of God comes from heaven, and the Lord at the Second Advent comes riding on the clouds. This is not the content of the Principle, and also it is not logical. As you know, people today are flying in airplanes, aren't they? (191-112)
When True Father went to the spirit world, he came to understand that the martyrs who died for the purpose of entering the Kingdom of God did not actually get there. On the other hand, those martyrs who died with a grateful mind did enter the Kingdom of God. "God walked the suffering path to find me; He shed blood. I will go anywhere in order to return God's grace." They went the way of martyrdom with this kind of mind.
For whom did they die? Did they die for their own sake? They died for the sake of heaven and earth. On the other hand, some martyrs thought, "I will die like this in order to enter the Kingdom of God." For whom did these people die? They died for themselves. A fallen person can never enter the Kingdom of God by insisting on himself. (41- 355)
Let's look at how Christians pray. If they are Presbyterian, they try to make God a Presbyterian. If they are Methodist, they try to make God a Methodist. They try to figure out God from their own perspective, despite the fact that God is an infinite and immeasurable Being. How suffocating it feels! How surprising it is that such people oppose Rev. Moon! (laughter) Rev. Moon has been relentlessly blamed and persecuted for forty years by such people, who are less than the eye of a needle.
God also likes humor. Sometimes God says, "Rev. Moon, listen to this prayer of a minister of the church! He is praying for you to die." Then God lets True Father listen to the microphone. It says, "Rev. Moon is the master of evil..." so on and so on. Well, let's see who is destroyed! Let's see who fails!
While True Father goes forward measuring the time of the universe according to formal data, all they have is blind faith in order to enter the Kingdom of God. That is miserable. True Father cannot deal directly with such a miserable situation. True Father knows all the secrets of the traditional churches. (147-185)
Those who want to enter the Kingdom of God, please raise your hands! What! Can traditional Christians go to the Kingdom of God? Do you think that because you listened to a Sunday sermon, carrying a Bible, you can enter the Kingdom of God? That is nonsense! The Kingdom of God does not come for such a cheap price. The Bible says, "Love God with your whole mind, life and will! This is the first commandment." Those who do not pass through this commandment cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
What is the second commandment? It is, "Love your neighbor as yourself!" The one who loves God first and loves his neighbor second can be a filial child. Do you understand? (198-259)
Can Christians go to the Kingdom of God just by believing in Jesus? No way! If Jesus himself does not fulfill the ideal of the objective partner, even he cannot go to the Kingdom of God. Can Jesus realize true love alone? Even God could not realize true love by Himself. Therefore, Jesus has to come again. Can he realize true love by coming on the clouds? That's nonsense! With such fake and shameful concepts, Christians are judging that Rev. Moon is a heretic and that they themselves are true. Let's see whether they or Rev. Moon are defeated! Now, the nation that knows the present content will follow Rev. Moon. They will not follow traditional Christianity. Don't you think so? [Yes!] (176-210)
Today's Christians believe they can go to the Kingdom of God just by believing in Jesus. They say that each person goes to the Kingdom of God alone, as an individual. Only a few people say that they want to take their father and mother to the Kingdom of God. In the future, religion should not teach only about individual salvation. If a religion is a true worldwide religion, founded by God, then it must be able to remain universally and finally. The kind of religion all humankind desires is the religion which pursues more than individual salvation. It teaches about the Kingdom of God not only on the individual level, but also on the familial and tribal levels. If people humble themselves to that content, then everyone will enter the Kingdom of God together. (41-341)
3. Jesus and Paradise
People say that by believing in Jesus one can enter the Kingdom of God, but practically speaking, who can go to the Kingdom of God? According to these people, individuals go there. Until now, there was no religion that taught about salvation of the family. Religions have been teaching only about individual salvation. However, only when the concept of family-level salvation emerges can the door of the Kingdom of God be opened. So far, every religion has pursued individual salvation. Thus, the life of celibacy was emphasized to cultivate one's spirituality. The family became a kind of enemy for those going the way of truth. Jesus also said that members of your family are your enemy.
After achieving the pinnacle of the way of truth, a religious person has to hold the authority of the world. Men and women have to attend the Blessing ceremony. The Kingdom of God is where sons and daughters get married and receive God's love. That is the Kingdom of God, the place where humankind does not fall and which He originally is to establish.
Did Jesus go to the spirit world alone or with others? [He went there alone.] Because he went alone, he went to Paradise. Paradise is a waiting room to the Kingdom of God. It is not the ideal Kingdom of God. The ideal Kingdom of God is where couples enter together with their family members. Therefore, the Messiah has to come, Blessing bridegrooms and brides, and taking them to the Kingdom of God. God has had Jesus stay in Paradise. Therefore, Jesus should come again into the world, making his public inner foundation, and entering the Kingdom of God. In this sense, God's providence is not to be realized without a plan and formula.
In the future, your father and mother will be saved. If a religion can save every family and teach everyone the way of salvation, is it good or not? From that point, the nation can be established. God's nation starts from the family. It cannot be established by the individual. In this sense, Christianity has no nation because Christianity is a religion in which unmarried men and women are gathered. You've seen Catholic priests and nuns, haven't you? In this world there are many Christian countries, but there is no country whose supreme ruler is a priest or member of the clergy.
God's nation and the nations of the world are completely different. Christianity is a spiritual nation. Christianity doesn't have its own country on earth. Because of that, a great number of Christians have been killed so far. If they had had their own country, they would not have been killed. However, because they didn't have their own sovereignty, they became dispersed and were killed as groups. In the future, we should unify all Christianity and find our home, our country, and our world by having the national sovereignty. Christianity should do that. (41-346)
Until now, there were not people of unified mind and body for God to love. Jesus also has had no such person to love. Therefore, Jesus is still praying in Paradise. That is why we should know the love of God, who is trying to embrace our whole mind and body. Only when we become God's children in the realm of God's love can we have dominion over all things. That world is God's restored world, the world of sovereignty, and the garden of rest.
Then, turning our focus to the problem of the individual, what shall we do in this destined restoration? We should seek new thought. The time has come to do that. Sooner or later, the issue of the true way of life and the true view of the universe will be raised as the major problem. (5-49)
Why didn't Jesus go to the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God was created by God as His gift, for living people, who do not fall, to enter. A person who lives according to the original standard can enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus was to save fallen humankind, and enter there with his children, standing in the position of parents of humanity. However, Jesus came and went alone, and he had no children. That is why he went to Paradise, which is like a waiting room to the Kingdom of God. So, Jesus should come again and find his bride.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve originally were to get married and establish the Kingdom of God. Although the first human ancestors fell, because the Principle remains, which must be fulfilled, Jesus must come again to complete the Principle. Because he went alone, he could not enter the Kingdom of God. This is why the Bible says that Jesus should come again and solve things on earth. (41-300)
If not for the fall, the Kingdom of God would have been established. God's only begotten son and daughter would have married, formed a happy family in God's love, and come to dwell in the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God can be entered only by the family unit. Individuals cannot enter. Since Jesus did not form his family, he is waiting in Paradise, which is similar to a waiting room. The Kingdom of God cannot he entered by an individual.
In this sense, the Kingdom of God is vacant. Thus, God's providence for restoration has been a sorrowful history. God lost Adam and Eve. This means God forfeited the whole clan of Adam and Eve, the clan expanded to the people, the nation, and the world. In losing one man, Adam, God also lost his only begotten son and daughter, God's sons and daughters, God's tribe, God's people, and the Kingdom of God centered on God's kingship. (143-25)
4. Heart and the Kingdom of God
What is the Kingdom of God? It is where one can take pride in the results of one's life on earth, the life of service and the life of attendance. Who can enter the Kingdom of God? It is not the place for those who believe so as to receive a reward. Those who prepare themselves for heartistically attending the Kingdom of God can go there. Even if someone were to die while preparing, if he lived with a heart of attendance, he would go there joyfully. That is the real resurrection. Look at the circumstances of your own life. The inner contents of your life are not visible. How we should live is the important question in our life of attendance. (8-304)
You know that we cannot enter the Kingdom of God without having heartistic contents. The Kingdom of God is the nation of original nature, which is to be able to have dominion over the whole. So, you cannot enter that nation based on your situation. Only people who have a deep bond of heart can enter.
Therefore, Christianity is ultimately not the religion for sharing situations but for sharing heart. The purpose of God's providence on earth is to make the foundation to be able to share heart beyond the bond of situation.
What is the fall? The fall is not that people do not share God's situation, but that people do not share God's heart. God, searching for fallen humanity throughout history, has the heart that longs to meet His lost sons and daughters; yet could he find one person who could share His heart? In this sense, the history of salvation is the history to find one who can share God's heart. You should know that the one who is sent to be such a heartistic person is the Messiah.
Before we wish for the Kingdom of God, we have to think of God's heart. Moreover, before thinking of God's heart, we must think about how to conduct our lives. We must have the heart of attendance. The original mind of man longs for a high and valuable being, and respects that. Although humanity is fallen, the original heart of man wants to attend the high and valuable heart of God. Therefore, the person who has not lived the life of attendance centered on heart has nothing to do with the Kingdom of God.
In order to live a life of attendance, preparation for attending is required. After the preparation process, one needs to practice the life of attendance. After the preparation process and living the life of attendance, one can go to the Kingdom of God. The place where people go who have attended heartistically is the Kingdom of God. The place where we can be proud of our preparation for attendance, and where we can be proud of our life of attendance, is the Kingdom of God. You should know this clearly. It is our destiny to go the course that advances toward the world of this purpose.
From the moment the fallen blood lineage began, up to the present time, there has not been even one day when all humankind attended God with all their heart. Before Adam and Eve fell, they grew according to the Principle of Creation, but they then became unable to attend God centering on the bond of heart. What is God's heart? The one who was supposed to attend God centering on heart fell into the position where he could not attend God.
In other words, God, who should have been lovingly attended, was not attended. This is God's very heart. God's heart is not that there's no one believing in Him, but that there is no one who knows Him. The heart of heaven and earth is that nobody attended God through heart. (8-290)
Today, many religions teach that the Kingdom of God will be established only through their own religion. This is a nonsensical fantasy. Many religions say that the Kingdom of God will be established through their founder's teaching. Let me give an example. Christianity is divided into many denominations. They are exclusive of one another. They usually regard a church outside of their own denomination as heretical or Satanic. If they do this from a position authorized by God, there is no problem. But, if they do it for their own benefit then their motivation is not pure. Accordingly, that kind of denomination will gradually diminish. If today's Unification Church does this, the Unification Church will also have to diminish.
In this sense, the primary issue of religion is not to establish the Kingdom of God. This is not the first purpose. Before the Kingdom of God emerges, a special nation that can inherit the Kingdom of God is needed. God prepared His chosen people to establish such a nation. This idea of a chosen nation proves that God's work to form a good group was always in the background of history.
When the chosen people emerge from the evil world, God's nation begins to be established. However, in order for God's people to appear, first the children for God's people should appear. Moreover, before a people and a nation are established, the family that can establish God's nation should first emerge. In order to make that family, one man and one woman whom God can guarantee at the risk of His life have to first appear. Then, when such a man and woman appear, has everything been completed? No! Sons and daughters should be born from them. And then a family that God can guarantee as eternal sons and daughters should emerge. Without that family, a tribe and people cannot be made, and without such a people, a country and the world cannot be made. This is a logical and natural conclusion.
The base that God searches for is the individual. God has been stuck at the level of the individual throughout history. Therefore, the purpose of religion has been the salvation of the individual. However, God's original purpose of salvation was not individual salvation. It was the salvation of the family. In this sense, the foundation for the salvation of the family has to be established before the Kingdom of God on the levels of tribe, people, nation, and world can emerge. (47-250)
What determines the difference between the Kingdom of God and hell? It is not decided by knowledge of the Bible. It is decided through heart and results. In the end, the choice between the Kingdom of God and hell is decided by the boundary line of heart and results. (32-231)
5. Fondness of the Body for Hell
Adam and Eve were supposed to be God's body, as it says in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 3, that one's body should be God's temple, so that the body is similar to a house where God can dwell. However, that house is not like the bodies of today's fallen people. That house is not like the bodies of people who want to be saved simply by believing in Jesus. That house is not like the bodies of people who are just repairing what was broken. Adam and Eve would have grown up as the ideal creative humans, and would have experienced pure, first love in their adolescence. But they failed, and came to be far away from the realm of God's love.
What is hell? It refers to the realm of Satan's love. Satan adores only hatred, jealousy, separation, and destruction. Thus, the realm of Satan is filled with only these things. These characteristics of Satan are expressed in war.
What made God's heart painful? It is painful because Satan came to exist. The fact that Satan's blood lineage was born through love made God's heart painful. The fact that Satan's seed was planted made God's heart grievous. The fact that God saw Satan's family gave God the heart of suffering. The family of God would have lived for billions of years in God's love, but it was replaced by the appearance of Satan's family. The family centered on Satan spread all over the world. Now the world has about 180 countries. Throughout history, many strong tribes each absorbed numerous weak tribes and unified them, so the number of countries was reduced to about 180. However, these countries should be united into one according to God's will.
Where did Satan make his foundation? Satan also knows God. Because God is the owner centering on the original nature of creation, He is on the side of the original. On the other hand, since Satan [Lucifer] was created by the Original being, Satan is standing on a relative basis.
The original foundation for humans is the conscience. Whom does the conscience resemble? Because the human conscience resembles God, the human mind is regarded as being on God's side. On the other hand, whom does the human body resemble? Because the body resembles Satan, the body is regarded as being on Satan's side. Do you understand? Why is the mind on God's side? Why is the body on Satan's side? These are not simply casual words of Rev. Moon, given without authority. You should clearly understand this.
How has the conscience been sacrificed? Do you know the situation of the conscience, which has been violated throughout your whole life? The conscience is weary from taking care of you day and night. However, no matter how tired it may be, the conscience hinders the body from behaving in a wrong way. "Haven't you done that enough? You should stop doing it! Shouldn't you listen to my words?" Your conscience says things like that. Therefore, your conscience is the closest thing to you, like your parents, your teachers, and God. The mind itself doesn't need education. Do you understand? However, the body absolutely needs education. Don't you agree?
If you are doing as your body wishes, you are connected to hell. On the other hand, if you do as your mind wants, you are connected to the Kingdom of God. In this sense, the determiner between the Kingdom of God and hell is yourself. Just as Korea is divided north and south by the 38th parallel Satan divides and occupies you. By dividing, Satan occupies. Thus, in order to separate from Satan, the left foot should be moved to the south. It is simple. Because of Satan's tactic, every existing being is divided between good and evil. If one were to die without separating the good from the evil, the 38th parallel of the individual could not be overcome. Then, one could not enter the good spirit world. The 38th parallel of the family and country could not be overcome. Then, how could we go over the 38th parallel of the world and universes It would be impossible.
You must deplore the fact that your body has become the dance hall of Satan. Your body became Satan's place of love. Your body inherited Satan's blood lineage through his love. Satan's blood has controlled you by the realm of power in order to trample upon your personality. Satan is trying to have dominion over you for millions of years through your blood lineage. Your country cannot remove Satan for you. You have to do it yourself.
What is religion? The historical struggle of religion is fundamentally to defeat the root of sin. However, liberation theologians do not know this. Despite the fact that they are in a position destined for hell, and that they themselves are Satan's ballroom, they are noisily trying to save society for the sake of religion. Crazy people! If Rev. Moon were not here, they would create a big problem. They are like Communists.
You should understand the content of what I'm saying. You should hate yourself. You should hate your physical body. "I am a child of the enemy! I myself was born through the love of the enemy's son and daughter. I inherited the blood of Satan, who killed the King and trampled upon the Kingship. I inherited the blood of Satan, who devastated the ideal of love within the heavenly universe!" You should realize that Satan's blood vibrates within your body. You cannot even cut it out with a knife or burn it away with fire. (214-281)
From the viewpoint of the providence for restoration, if you think that the present time is the final will of God then you should ask yourself if you are living every moment seriously. You should not be swept along by environmental conditions regardless of your will. If you failed to live seriously even for one moment, you will be ashamed of yourself before God. Such a moment is a problem. How much do people like you? You should figure out whether you are more liked or disliked. "How well do I keep the universal law? How well do I live a life that enables me to be authorized by heaven and earth?" Before your death, when you reflect upon your life, if the percentage of goodness does not exceed 60 percent, you will be sent to hell.
Although your body is limited, your mind should have a history of struggle, in which you were not willing to be limited. You should be able to proclaim, "I am liberated; so, all people should inherit my tradition, before heaven and earth, before history and the present, and before my descendants." If you did not have such a proud moment, you must be sent to hell without mercy. (19-27)
The world is in chaos. How about the spirit world? Since confused people are living in the spirit world, the spirit world also cannot help but be in chaos. For example, a person with a criminal record of stealing cannot just drop his bad habits. When such a person goes to the spirit world, he naturally wants to get something without making effort. Since such a person cannot be treated properly in the spirit world, hell was formed.
God did not make hell. Hell was formed. For example, do people build their house after making a garbage can? [No!] After building the house, while they are living in it, the garbage can comes out. (laughter) Hell is the same. Traditional Christians do not know their root. They are saying, "We are fine even though we don't know our root. Everything will be fine if only we are fine." When such satisfied people go to the spirit world, where shall they go? They must go to hell. People who do not go through the root have to go down to the bottom. They cannot be welcomed. (148-28)
If you are living a false life, when will you clean it out? Don't you have such a mind? If your left eye loses its sight, you will have to remove it or cure it. Likewise, you should discern good from evil in your life. If there is a God, then God must teach a method for correcting one's mind. That is why religion emerged.
God did not make hell because of jealousy or envy. Since many false people appeared in history, God could not help but make hell as the warehouse to manage them. Do people build their house after first making a trash can? For instance, if you bought cabbage to make kimchi, but while making it discovered the outer leaves eaten by worms, you would dump it into a garbage can. The fall was committed by the human progenitors. Therefore, in order to indemnify that and remove the sin, persons who have the qualification of True Parents should emerge. You must understand this clearly. (20-118)
Who is the highest grandfather in the universe? It is God. Who is the final descendant? In the future, the world and cosmos will be united into one. Both the first one, God, and the final descendant have to be connected. How can they be connected? That is the family. It is not the country. In entering the Kingdom of God, nobody can have a special privilege. No matter what country you are in, such as America, Korea, or an underdeveloped country, no special privilege will be given to you. In the Kingdom of God, only the model family is authorized. Centering on its organization as the leading family, the model family has to connect the past, the present, and the future. This is the formula for unifying the whole world. The warehouse where the fruits of such families are stored is the Kingdom of God. These families are the best and highest.
Because people who lived in this world had no condition for God to save them, they could not go to heaven. Even though insects were eating them and worms were crawling over them, God had such people stored in order to feed even pigs. People went to hell and paradise. Thus, from the viewpoint of the Unification Church, the Kingdom of God is vacant. (135-118)
In the spirit world, people are staying in various stages of hell. Why do they stay there? It is because they did not practice filial piety, as filial sons and daughters, centering on the order of love. It is because they did not fulfill their mission, as loyal patriots, centering on the country. It is because although someone was supposed to be a saint centering on the world, he did not reach that stage.
Humans have to go the right way on earth. What is the right way? There should he the right way on the levels of individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world universe, and even God. Such a singular way should exist. What is that way? It is the original way of love. (147-183)
In the spirit world, when you cannot correspond to the power of love, a strong reaction comes against you. Nobody tells you to go to hell. Do you understand? Therefore, the Bible says, "Love your enemy!" True love has influence on the enemy. If you overcome the first, second, third, and fourth difficult situation centering on love, the enemy will disappear. It is because love has such great power that Jesus said, "Love your enemy" Christians today think "enemy" refers to an individual enemy, but there is no enemy before God. Then, who is the enemy The enemy is the one who violates the law of love, which has infinite value. Who is Satan before God? Satan is an adulterer before God. That is a very tragic and sad fact.
True Father is called a heretic because he disclosed what he recognized in the spirit world. People say Rev. Moon is the king of heresy who is trying to destroy Christianity. They are wishing that Rev. Moon would die. However, while True Father is still alive, some of them have already died. Why is this so? It is because in the Will of God True Father still has a lot of things to do. (121-173)
Let's suppose you have a son who committed murder and was sentenced to death. When your son goes to his execution, are you going to say, "It is good for you to die. Sa-yo-na-ra! Good-bye." Are there such parents? Upon seeing your son's death, do you say, "I hate you! I don't want to see you any more. At last we can be separated."
If such tragic deaths were to continue forever, do you think any parent could just watch without doing something? You would try to do everything possible in order to liberate your children, don't you agree? Loving parents will continuously try to save their children, even at the risk of their lives. Are there any parents who will say, "That's enough, let's stop trying." Although it may take eternity to save their son, they will forever try.
In this sense, God is a miserable God. As long as the door to hell is still closing, God is anxiously trying to liberate his children. That is to fulfill the responsibility of heavenly Parents. God cannot say, "Let me eliminate everything." Because of His parental heart, God has to liberate even hell.
Keeping in mind such a Heavenly Father, are you going to follow your wife if she says, "Honey, let our son stay there forever! You are struggling too much. You've done enough! Please turn away from him!" When we consider this situation, how miserable it is!
If your son comes to know your heart, he will repent thousands of times for his wrong behavior. Do you understand what I am saying? If there is such a father and mother, the son will repent to the death. Because of the parents, the way to liberate the son can be made. Will anyone accuse the parents because they tried to liberate and embrace their son when he repented? Therefore, Satan cannot accuse God, who loves humankind and tries to save them. If someone goes to God and unites with him, Satan cannot say, "You can't stand in such a position." Not even Satan can accuse the one who is standing in the perfect position before God. On the contrary, Satan naturally surrenders before such a person. There is no rule preventing forgiveness for the one who repents through the love of parents.
The Unification Church has to liberate hell through this kind of heart. That is the way of a true filial child, isn't it? Therefore, the Unification Church can say, "We will liberate even hell." Why? Because God has such a heart. Reflecting upon your life, have you been a dutiful child? Do you have the contents of life to become a filial son or daughter? Your answer has to be "no". You are all less than a dutiful child. All of you are not dutiful. (62-51)
If your beloved parents and relatives do not believe the Unification Church, they will go to hell. Are you sure about this? They will have to go to hell. If your elder brother, younger brother, mother, father, or relatives do not believe the Unification Church, they will all go to hell. Do you firmly believe that or not? [We believe it!] You don't seem to be that certain. Once someone is drawn into hell, he can never escape. In spite of this, you are not feeling substantially the fact that your family and relatives will go to hell. You are just being optimistic. However, let's think seriously that your beloved ;parents are really going to hell. If your parents were to go to prison in their lifetime, you would be really anxious to release them through all possible means. How much more desperate it is if your parents and relatives go to eternal hell.
You don't know anything yet. You don't know whether there really is a hell or not. You don't know what the Divine Principle means to you. Do you really know or not? It must be vague to you. You can understand clearly if you die. However, once you die, it is too late.
Nowadays, many spirit persons who came to understand about the Unification Church after they died are leading people to the church. During their lifetimes, they opposed their son or daughter attending the Unification Church, but in the spirit world, they began to understand about the church. So, they are coming to this world spiritually, and are eager to lead people to the church. If they don't do this, they cannot be resurrected. Do you understand? If you oppose your son attending the Unification Church, you cannot advance in the spirit world.
Therefore, spirit persons want to descend to this world. They devote themselves to God and receive special permission, in the name of their good ancestors, to come to this world. They appear before their sons and daughters and testify about the Unification Church. However, without a special condition, spirit persons cannot come here. When they recognize in the spirit world what the Unification Church is, how amazed they are! Do you not know this?
The Unification Church is not where you just come and go without any meaning. If you separate yourself from the church, it will be lost forever. When the door is closed, nobody opens the door eternally. When the door is opened, nobody can close it forever. Because what is tied on the earth should be solved on earth, you should solve by yourself what you tie. This is a problem. Therefore, when you evangelize, you don't need to go to another place. (34-266)
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