The Tribal Messiah
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Chapter 2 - The Messiah and True Parents
Section 1. Messiah
1. The Messiah Comes As A Father
1) The Necessity Of The Second Coming
It is said that "The Messiah comes! The Lord comes!" What is the Lord going to do when he comes? He is to rule the nation and the world. The Lord will go around the world with his people according to his will and govern the world. The world that the Messiah wants to create is the world that God loves to be in. It is also the world that our conscience, which originates from God, longs to see. Racial prejudice, national boundaries, historical background or traditional thought would not be subjects for conflict in this world. There would be complete oneness about what goodness is and the contents would make a reciprocal base with God's view. The very day on which we can march forward to such a world is coming, and it is the day of God's advent on earth. It is the day of the Second Coming of the Messiah, according to the Christian concept. (1969.6.15. Ex-headquarters Church)
In the original ideal of God's creation, the way of restoration is not necessary. There is no need for the providence of salvation. We would not need a mediator, such as a Savior, the Lord or a Messiah. We would not need religion, Jesus or the ideology of the Second Coming. Because of the fall, we have needed them in order to complete the providence of restoration. (1987.5.3. Headquarters Church)
2) Jesus And The Messiah
Jesus came to earth and said, "I am the Messiah, the Savior." His words were most meaningful to those who were suffering to survive. He said, "Those who bear a heavy burden! Come to me. I will make you rest comfortably." How wonderful these sentences are! Leaving such words is much better than wanting to become a great man of these days. What a wonderful man he is to have such content! It was a historical proclamation.
When he said he was the Messiah, that was like saying, "I am the only one in all humankind." He was saying that he is the only one even though there are so many people living on the earth. When you are asked, "What kind of person are you?", you should be able to say, "I am the essence of the hope of humankind, the essence of life of humankind and the original body of the salvation of humankind." Otherwise, you are not needed in this world. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to Heavenly Father without going through me."
I think that such a proclamation alone can make Jesus qualified as the Messiah. We do not need miracles. When a person is truly connected to the origin, the root, he is the Messiah. Jesus bravely shouted out to humankind with a magnanimous scheme to accomplish salvation. That was enough for him to be qualified as the Messiah, (1962.10.28. Ex-headquarters Church)
3) The Messiah Is A Father
History repeats itself and progresses toward the destination -the harvesting point of the original purpose or intention. The destination is at a standstill; it does not move, but history develops in moving toward this objective. History is destined to reach the originally intended standard. What is that standard? Who should be the owner to control the standard? If there is Heaven, Heaven should be the owner. If there is God, He should be the owner. The original standard never changes and there should be a specific time and environment prepared to fulfill this purpose. God promised that when the time and environment are ready, He will send a leader.
Therefore, in the religious world is the promise that God "will send a leader to rule in the prepared time and environment in the Last Days." This is the "ideology of the Second Coming" or the "ideology of the Messiah" in Christianity.
What kind of a person is the Messiah? The Messiah is not a person who loves himself more than he loves the world. First, he loves God more than himself. The Messiah is the one who is responsible for mankind, knowing that he was recommended and elected by mankind. He is to acquire the victorious results centering upon one common purpose with them and, finally, he is to share the glorious position with them. Such a person is the Messiah, and only such a person is loved by all mankind.
What kind of ideology appears in the Last Days? Chun ju ju ee-"Heavenly Lordism" [Godism] does. This is our ideology. Heavenly Lordism is the ism of God and of me. Myriads of people in this contemporary time do not know whether God exists or not. They do not know how to deal with the environment of the Last Days. They are also very ignorant of the time of the Last Days. Therefore, when the time and the environment are dreary, Heaven sends somebody who can take care of mankind in the Last Days. Such a person is the Messiah.
The Messiah that our Unification Church is talking about is not one of the great masters of history. The Messiah is a father. What kind of father is he? God is the internal father and the coming Messiah is the external father. (1963.10.18. Kwang Ju Church)
2. The Messiah And The Restoration Of The Blood Lineage
1) The Core Of The Ideology Of The Second Coming
What is the ideology of the Second Coming? It talks about the Messiah. The Messiah that I am talking about is me.
You must inherit a new blood lineage. In order for you to inherit the new blood lineage, the Messiah comes as a father and he, together with Eve on the victorious cosmic foundation where Satan cannot intervene, restores the world. He will establish sons and daughters in a bond of husband and wife in a family unit and horizontally engraft them to his lineage. That is why there is the blessing ceremony in the Unification Church.
The Unification Church is different. Where does the blood lineage of the Unification Church originate? It originated from God. That is why the more the satanic world opposes us, the more they have to pay the compensation for damages. (1987.10.4. Headquarters Church)
Because we human beings received Satan's blood lineage, we cannot go back to God by ourselves. The Messiah must absolutely restore the blood lineage contaminated by Satan. In order to change the contaminated blood lineage, the Messiah must come. Unless the Messiah comes, the blood lineage cannot be restored.
The Messiah must come to earth because the root -- the blood lineage -- is different. Other religions do not know this fact. Only the Unification Church resolves the problem of the blood lineage and becomes the true root. This root is the deepest and the highest, so the Unification Church would be deeper and deeper and higher and higher. Because it will become higher than a nation and the world, people do not have any choice except to follow the Unification Church. They should know that heaven stays with the Unification Church. From now on we can mobilize the good spirits o the spirit world.
When Adam is perfected, he can control the archangels. Likewise where you achieve the complete standard of goodness, the good ancestors in the spirit world take the position of archangels. You should play the role of a center to expand the archangelic foundation, as your tribe, to the worldwide level. Religion has the mission to resolve such matters. Only when religion fulfills its responsibility can the tribes become liberated. According to the standard of goodness of each religion, the history of liberation takes place
The Unification Church is the world religion. Our root is different. We are to serve the Messiah and change our blood lineage. After chopping off all of the buds and uprooting the root of the past, you are to be engrafted to the Messiah's root and to become the Messiah's buds. We should bear the same fruits as the Messiah. (1988.1.7. Ex-headquarters Church)
2) The Messiah Is A True Olive Tree
What did Jesus do on earth? He paved the way for defeating Satan, the representative of all evil spirits. But he paved the way only fifty percent; that is why he must come again to pave the way a hundred percent.
God established religions to save this fallen world. This world became the field of the satanic world. The Bible mentions a wild olive tree which is controlled by Satan. Therefore, the mission of a religion is to create an olive tree which can be totally controlled by God.
The field of wild olive trees belongs to Satan, He takes complete charge of it, so God cannot deal with any of these trees. A religion has to change the Satan-centered field of olive trees into a God-centered field of olive trees and to expand the heavenly field in order to create a foundation to excel the satanic realm of the evil olive trees. That is the purpose of the cultural realm of religions.
God has been in the position to be deprived of the whole creation by Satan, so the ideology of the Messiah comes up to provide an example of a true olive tree because God cannot be defeated by Satan. The true olive tree -the Messiah -is not supposed to come alone. Because the satanic world is composed of societies and nations centering upon couples, the Messiah alone cannot become a true olive tree. Only when a true olive tree of the Messiah and a true olive tree of the Messiah's spouse become one, can the true olive tree fulfill its mission. Then it can bear fruit.
Jesus was to come as a bridegroom and to look for a bride in order to create the field of true olive trees. He was supposed to prepare to chop off the wild olive trees of the satanic world and to engraft them onto him. The chosen realm of the nation of Israel and Judaism was created as the tribes which can be controlled by God and which can be instantly chopped off and be engrafted into the Messiah.
Where do you have to cut in order to engraft something onto another? Should you cut the neck or the legs? [We must cut the root.] Human beings are opposite from trees. The human soul is the root, so you should cut the human neck.
When a bud of Jesus' true olive tree is implanted in the chopped neck, the person becomes a true olive tree. I clearly taught you the principle of engrafting. Originally we are all supposed to be born as true olive trees, but due to the fall we are born as wild olive trees. The history of salvation is the history to engraft the wild olive trees onto the true olive trees which can produce true fruit. That is why the history of salvation is the history of restoration.
Therefore, God now lets His servants cut off all the wild olive trees. (1985.1.1. World Mission Center)
3) Fallen Man Must Be Engrafted Onto The Messiah
What is the uppermost religion among all contemporary religions? The religion which completely denies the fallen world, centering upon the logic of love. After denying the fallen world, the religion must develop more positive love than that which it denies in the fallen world. When the world transforms itself into such a world of love, the ideal world comes.
What kind of place is the Unification Church? It is the place where God can experience love that He has never tasted before through relationships with human beings, and where God can implant the root of love in the human world that He has never done before.
Reverend Moon, who established the Unification Church, must lead the history of engrafting an individual, a family and so on, until the whole world is included, into the one root, one trunk, one branch and one leaf of love centering upon God's love. In order to be engrafted into the new root, you must cut everything belonging to the satanic world. Where do you cut? Should you cut your legs? You must cut your neck. That is why Jesus said, "Those who want to die will live, and those who want to live will die." Those who want to cut their neck will live, and those who do not want to cut their neck will die, because our destiny is to be engrafted onto the new root. It is a very simple content.
It is said, "In the last Days, the world of happiness comes, and the Kingdom of Heaven on earth comes." The world should become one. If we do not become one in the Last Days, we will perish. We will be exterminated. God will burn us unless we become one. If there are only two persons who keep God's root of love, God will leave only the two, and He will sweep away everyone else who is fake. Because He cannot sweep everyone away, He has to do the providential work of engrafting. God does bud grafting, so He wants to distribute bud grafts rooted in true love as quickly as possible. That is why the satanic world actively opposes us saying, "What kind of distribution is this? This is God's tactic to destroy our nation and our world." Externally the bud of a true olive tree and that of a wild olive tree look the same, but they are totally different. How wonderful it is when a child brings a bud of a true olive tree, which looks exactly like the bud of a wild olive tree, and says, "Oh! This is such a precious bud that I can never exchange it with the whole field of our wild olive trees. This is the bud of a true olive tree." Who can recognize this? Only God knows the value of it. This is charming because nobody else recognizes it. (1986.2.1. Headquarters Church)
3. The Messiah's Responsibility
What does God look for? Before establishing the true position and meeting the true tribe, He must find a true family. Before seeing a true family, He must find a true man and a true woman. For thousands of years since the beginning of human history, God has been calling constantly, "Let the man that I am looking for appear! Let the woman that I am looking for appear!" Actually, human history is more than several thousand years. We mention 6000 years of human history according to the Bible, but it should be lengthened to ten million years. Even now we talk about over 2.5 million years. For several million years while humankind has been developing, God has been calling, "My man and My woman! Where are you?"
Human beings in the fallen world also look for one man, There are so many men in the world, but they all are fakes. Everybody, man or woman, hopes to see the exemplary man -the real man -that God desires to see and that all women long for as an ideal man. Who is such a hoped-for man? He is the Messiah.
Who is the Messiah? His responsibility is not just to save individuals. He has to save the Messiah's family. In order to save the Messiah's nation more than his family, and in order to save the Messiah's world more than his nation, he should liberate God, who is the Lord of the Messiah.
Some religious people think, "I alone must go to the Kingdom of Heaven." Those people are in deep trouble. A wife must think to send her husband to the Kingdom of Heaven first and then she must think to follow him there. It is wrong to think that she alone must go to the Kingdom of Heaven, abandoning her husband. The Unification Church is a group of people who want to send a family, nations and the whole world to the Kingdom of Heaven first. The one who wants to liberate God first and then go to the Kingdom of Heaven is a person like Jesus, That is the Messiah's responsibility.
The Messiah does not think, "Oh, I must quickly enter the Kingdom of Heaven." The Messiah is responsible for sending individuals, families, tribes, races, nations and the world to the Kingdom of Heaven. He is also responsible for liberating all people from hell and sending them to the Kingdom of Heaven, because he is the one who is determined to carry all the sadness of God on his shoulders.
Such a man is the Messiah! The Messiah never dreams of thinking, "I will live happily in the Kingdom of Heaven alone." He has to send all mankind to the Kingdom of Heaven and when people in the Kingdom of Heaven look for him saying, "Where is the Messiah? Come on in! Come on in!"--only then can he enter it. If only an individual tribe asks him to come in, he cannot enter. Only when all mankind asks him to enter, and he looks back to make sure that nobody behind him needs his help, then finally he can agree to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Such a man is the Messiah, and this is the ideology of the Messiah.
God does not feel comfortable to see hell, so the Messiah is to liberate God from seeing hell and to create the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in heaven. Only when God can finally see that the work of salvation is completely finished, will the Messiah be willing to go to the Kingdom of Heaven. These are very serious sentences and the most precious words of all.
There is no need for an individual Messiah who wants to carry only the individual cross. If there is only an individual Messiah, God would have to look for a family level and a tribal level Messiah again. Because the Messiah is responsible for representing everyone, from an individual to the whole world, he will only want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven after the salvation of all mankind is finished and they have safely entered the Kingdom of Heaven. What did Jesus call himself? He said he is the shepherd and we are the sheep. (1989.3.1. Headquarters Church)
The Messiah has nothing to do with the fallen dominion. Because he comes as the subject of original love", he bears no relation to the fallen dominion. He was born as an original son just like God's son and daughter in the Garden of Eden before they had anything to do with the fall. (1983.6.5. America)
Section 2. True Parents
1. The Messiah
1) The Core Of The Bible -True Parents
From where does a fallen man look for the foundation of the original true love? This is a matter for serious consideration. From where? The foundation starts from God and True Parents. It originates from the place when human beings are completely harmonized centering upon God.
What does the Bible teach us? The 66 books of the Old and New Testaments teach us the key point to accomplish God's will. The Bible should teach us the key point of God's desire, the ideal world of love -the key point of human desire, and the direct road to the Kingdom of Heaven. The key point is to look for True Parents, When a bridegroom and a bride who can combine the original standard of love become completely united, they automatically enter the realm of vertical love, then they are supposed to establish a strong standard of true love which can unite the whole cosmos with the brilliant and radiant five-colored light of love. If a religion does not have the content to teach this fact clearly, it cannot resolve God's will.
It is amazing that Christianity has such a content. Because Jesus knew the determining factor for the success of the providence centering upon all religions of the world, he put special emphasis on looking for a bride for himself as bridegroom. That is why the Bible concludes with a bride and a bridegroom. This means we must look for an original garden of love through the course of restoration.
Genesis says there were two trees in the Garden of Eden. One was the tree of life, the other one was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. What are the two trees? They symbolize the true man and the true woman that God has been seeking. Due to the fall, the positions of True Father and True Mother are lost, so the trees symbolize True Father and True Mother.
When God led the Israelites in the wilderness, there was a pillar of fire and a pillar of cloud. The pillar of cloud led them in the day time, and the pillar of fire led them at night. The pillars of cloud and of fire symbolize parents, representing the man and woman who are supposed to come in the Last Days. It shows us that the people of Israel should serve them. Anybody who does not follow the pillar of fire and the pillar of cloud will perish.
When the Israelites were struggling in the forty-year course of the wilderness, not knowing where to go, God, with deep concern to elevate them after the fall, called Moses to Mount Sinai and gave him two tablets after Moses' forty days of fasting. What were the two tablets? They symbolize Adam and Eve -True Parents. Why do the Jewish people put the tablets inside the Ark? The two tablets symbolize the essential people, Adam and Eve, who are vital for fulfilling God's will.
Then what are Aaron's budded rod and the manna? They represent all things which are the origin of life from a reciprocal viewpoint. Human beings are to be one with all things, and then the union of human beings and all things are to be one with God. God directly worked through Aaron's budded rod and the manna because they were to be reciprocal objects to human beings. In order for the Israelites to be united with God, they had to be one with Aaron's rod and the manna. If they did not fulfill their responsibility to unite with the Ark, they would meet a sudden death. This shows that human beings are to be united with all things.
The forty-year course of restoration into Canaan guided the Israelites in the way to serve the Messiah who will come as True Parents in order to actualize God's ideal world and the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Because they were about to fall in the wilderness, God gave the two tablets in the Ark, and the manna and the rod, as symbols of the Messiah. Serving the Ark absolutely would lead them to serve the substantial Messiah. It would show the way to start building the heavenly nation. The idea of the tabernacle was to discipline the Israelites to unite with a symbolic Messiah in order to prepare them for the coming of the real Messiah. (1985.4.7. Belvedere)
2) Jesus And True Parents
What are we supposed to know from now on? What will happen in the Last Days? Heaven and earth will be turned upside down. The heavenly law will be changed. Turning heaven and earth upside down does not mean that a cracking heaven transforms the circular earth into a square. The change of heavenly law means that the latter becomes the ancestor, and the former becomes the descendant. Because the true progenitor of the human race came to earth after 6000 years, we are supposed to receive his blood and body in order to be on the right orbit of life.
That is why Jesus said, "I existed before Abraham." What did he mean by that? Jesus came as a parent and a parent cannot be two. A parent is one. The originator of the human race cannot be two. From God's viewpoint, Jesus precedes Abraham because he came as the true parent of mankind. He is the first one; that is why he precedes everybody, Those who come after the very first one cannot be recognized in God's program. (1966.5.25. Chunju Church)
3) The Messiah Is True Parents
Who is the Messiah? The Messiah is an ideal man whose mind and body are united into one centering upon God's love, and he is an original man who transcends the fallen natures. Such a person comes as a center of the universe; he leads people to restore their original nature so that they can enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
What should the Messiah look for? A bridegroom looks for a bride, which is Eve. Eve was lost, so he must look for Eve when he comes to the earth. Therefore, Parents' Day, centering upon the words "True Parents," was established for the first time in human history in the Unification Church because an original couple of a man and a woman centering upon God's original love was found. (1983.6.11. World Mission Center)
It is absolutely wrong for Unification Church members to think that we have nothing to do with Christianity. Why is that so? The Old Testament Age and New Testament Age existed in order to restore True Parents. The Completed Testament Age also exists for the restoration of True Parents. The content of those three ages is the same: restoration of True Parents. You should have such a concept. The Messiah is, in fact, True Parents; therefore, the content and the purpose of Judaism, Christianity and the Unification Church are the same.
Then what is different? Judaism wanted to receive the Messiah on a national level, and then to expand it to the whole world. Christianity was formed after Jesus' death in order to receive the Messiah on the worldwide foundation. What about the Completed Testament Age? It is the cosmic level, the time of the desire to receive the True Parents even in the spirit world. The dimension is different. You must clearly differentiate them from one another. (1984.4.29. East Garden)
The Messiah should act as the True Parent when he comes on the earth. Then what is the True Parent? He is a horizontal parent centering upon horizontal true love, representing the vertical True Parent. Christianity says that the Messiah is God and God is the Messiah. This is wrong. God is the vertical True Father. He is the only one vertical Father. There is no other. The Messiah is the horizontal True Parent. (1989.1.24. Ilhwa Yong-In Factory)
2. True Parents Are Absolutely Necessary
1) What Is The Truth?
What kind of a person is the true person that God longs for? To find an answer to this serious question, scholars read abstruse books and interpret the difficult passages. They have an excellent talent in explaining them. But how much do such things relate to God's true will? This is really a serious problem.
Where does God head for? The modern world abandoned God just like an old shoe, concluding, "God is dead. There is no place for the dead God to go and we do not need a noun called 'God' anymore." Morals are being destroyed in this present age. There is no content which sets up an absolute standard of goodness. Because people cannot set up the absolute standard of morality, they look to relative standards. The way to reach the absolute is totally lost.
Are there any special things about Reverend Moon? He eats and sleeps just like everyone else does. Is my opinion so different from others? It is almost the same as others. The question is, "Centering upon what, is it the same?" Centering upon the "truth," it is not the same. The truth is truth equally for the people in the past, present and future. The truth must also be the truth to God as well as to human beings. It transcends national and racial boundaries, the boundary line between the spirit world and the physical world, and the division between the poor and the rich. It also overcomes the divided cultural content of East and West. The truth can overcome everything.
From this viewpoint, what is the truth? No matter how much I declare something to be the truth, if it does not match with the truth of past history or of the future world, it will surely perish later on. Although its start and its process were good, it will get ruined in the end. If the standard of truth lacks something, it cannot survive in front of the truth. This is a very serious viewpoint.
What is the standard of truth? Centering upon what kind of people does the truth exist? The content which has universal validity is the truth. Should it be Korean or international', Should it be historical or contemporary? Scholars all know the answers to such questions. It must be international, rather than Korean, and historical, rather than contemporary.
Where is the root of the truth? The problems of juvenile delinquency or family breakdown result from the uncertain definition and standard of the truth. There is one more point to add. Truth does not belong to only one individual. Truth belongs to a family, a society and a nation before it belongs to me. It must belong to the world before it belongs to Korea, and it must belong to God before it belongs to the world. (1987.7.14. Alaska ISA house)
2) The Messiah Is A Model And A Standard
The Messiah is a true man who represents heaven and earth, the world, nation, tribe, family and the individual. He is a model who surpasses all levels, The Messiah is the one who does not have any conditions to be accused by Satan or human beings. In all aspects, he is a man with God's ideal standard and is officially recognized by God, human beings and Satan. (1989.3.5. Headquarters Church)
Reverend Moon has been teaching the American presidents, leaders and people how to walk the right path. Such an exemplary man should appear, Otherwise, nobody can officially recognize the true standard.
Without a criterion, how can we decide which one is good or bad? There must be an individual standard. There must be only one individual standard representing what the history of religion and of God's providence has been seeking. What can we do to look for such a man with this standard? In order to actualize the ideal, there must be an example of what God has been seeking in His providence. The content of the standard is love. There must be a man with this standard who can be the model of love.
How much would the satanic world oppose such a man? The whole satanic world is mobilized to deny him. The spirit world, the religious world and the secular world altogether deny him. In order for him to be a perfect standard, he must stand in a position to be denied and persecuted badly.
Would Noah have had to follow him if there had been such a model in Noah's time? Or would the model have had to follow Noah? What about Jesus? What about God? They would have to follow him.
Once one model is decided, a nation cannot survive without uniting with it. Even God must follow it. What about Reverend Moon? Can he do whatever he wants to do? The one man with the ideal standard is the Messiah. In religious terms, he is the Messiah; from the historical viewpoint, he is the Savior; and from the providential viewpoint, he is God's son and a saint.
Does the Unification Church have the proper content needed to represent such a model man? This is the problem. What about Reverend Moon? [He has it.] How do you know? All the great people, all the religious leaders and God in the spirit world should know exactly the same way. The spirit world must recognize him. It does not matter if the people in the physical world recognize him or not. The representative model should fight the secular world controlled by Satan after he has been officially recognized by the spirit world. When the individuals, families, tribes, races, nations and the world who have been opposing him can then also recognize him officially, the world meets the end. (1989.3.15. Belvedere)
What is a model? Consider a gold cast, Once a gold cast is made, from it can be made several thousands of the same kind by mass production. (1989.1.8. Headquarters Church)
A model has already appeared. You will enter an age when you must decide if you fit the model. When you fit the model, you will be officially recognized. When there is a model, it is imprinted on the original form and then the imprinted ones are passed over to the assembly line to be assembled. You cannot assemble them as you wish, but they must be officially recognized and assembled by the owner. After the goods are made in an international factory, those which pass the test are reproduced and distributed to the world. The "goods" found acceptable must engage in the movement to liberate the world.
To properly evaluate an individual on a scale, a model must first be prepared or chosen. This applies to a family, a tribe, a nation and the world. All Ph.D.s in econometrics from Harvard University must go through the same evaluation process by comparison to the model. Once a standard measure appears, everyone should strive hard to fit the original form.
Since there is a model, a tribe is significant. A tribe is needed more than a family; when tribes gather properly, they form a nation. The individual level represents the formation period; the family level represents the growth period; and the tribal level represents the completion period -these are most important. Individual perfection, family perfection and tribal perfection all must fit the original standard. Therefore, the Unification Church must initiate a movement to create such forms. (1987.3.15.)
3) What Are True Parents?
What is the True Parent that the Unification Church talks about? If there had been no fall, God would have been the vertical source of love and Adam and Eve would have been God's bodies. They were supposed to be God's bodies in which God is like a bone. God also has mind and body. God is to be the internal parents in the internal position and Adam and Eve were to be the external parents in the external position. Human beings are to serve both internal parents and external parents when the internal and the external parents are united in love. The True Parents -perfect human beings -are to be created by the cooperative fusion of God and human beings through love. There are no perfect human beings unless there is this fusion through love.
The perfect human beings are our original ancestors -the original human beings that God intended to create. We were to be born of such perfect human beings. Because we were to be born of such divine persons, we were to have both the divine nature of God and the human nature of horizontal parents. Only when Adam and Eve were bound up in God's love, could they become perfect. The root of our ancestral blood lineage lies where God's vertical love and horizontal physical love are bound up. From that point, the whole of humankind was to be born. However, due to the fall. man's love. woman's love and God's love are separated. Due to the fall. man's love, woman's love and God's love are not bound together. If there had been no fall, man and woman would have been automatically bound up in love. Why does a man want to be united with a woman? Because of love; then what do they want to do after being united in love? They want to receive God's blessing. This is the purpose. (1988.11.13. Belvedere)
True Parents means a perfect man and a perfect woman who are vertically connected with God and horizontally bound with each other at a ninety-degree angle. The blessing is the process in which I cut the neck of virgins and bachelors and implant the buds of the True Father and True Mother in them to graft them into God's lineage. (1984.5.1. World Mission Center)
4) The Reason We Need True Parents
What do True Parents bring on the earth? They have organized a new realm of heart centering upon true love in humankind and in the spirit world. What is the realm of heart? The realm of the fallen heart has a different blood lineage The root of the realm of true heart centers upon True Parents. It is not a fallen root. You are to grow by engrafting yourself onto the root, which is True Father. Burn the branches and cut off your bond with the satanic world!
After recovering the realm of the original heart by engrafting onto the original root, you can participate in the original position and in true love centering upon God's original and absolute love. Furthermore, you can inherit the universal way of God's true love.
The reason we need True Parents is to plant the original root centering upon the realm of the original heart; in the world, the root is different now. Due to the fall, the trunk and the branches are all different, not the original ones. A new trunk and new branches originate from the new root of True Parents. You are to cut off everything that has originated from the satanic world and engraft yourself onto True Parents, and you are to become the mainstream of the universe.
This is the Last Judgment. When does this judgment take place? It happens when the root and all the side branches of the satanic world are cut off. Only the mainstream who connect to the original root can inherit the position of heir to receive God's love. The Unification Church follows the heartistic way of truth by working to connect the trunk, the branches and the leaves which originate from the root of love to mankind in order to resurrect the world. For that reason, True Parents and their love are absolutely needed, (1987.5.10. Pusan Church)
What are True Parents? How are they different from your physical parents in terms of love? The concept of love is different. Your physical parents teach love centering upon the physical body, whereas your spiritual parents teach love centering upon the spirit world. The content is different. Because of the fall, we need spiritual parents as well as physical parents. What have your fallen parents taught you so far? They have taught you to go downward centering upon individualism, abandoning the way of higher dimension. From your physical parents comes the decisive line to drag you eternally into this fallen world. There is no way to cut this line without True Parents.
On such a foundation, True Parents teach you concepts of a higher dimension. The more you go up, the more important are the lessons they teach you. They teach you principles which will enable you to live in the eternal nation in Heaven so you will not have any problems harmonizing with the rhythm of that world. They teach you the lessons you need to know so that you will not have any problem breathing there. (1983.10.1. World Mission Center)
3. The Mission Of The True Parents
1) The Correct Establishment Of The Blood Lineage
What does the Messiah do when he comes on the earth? His root is God. That is the difference. The Messiah is rooted in God, whereas fallen men are rooted in Satan. What kind of being is the Messiah? He is bound completely to God's root of love and is the substitute for Adam, who fell in his immature growing period.
The Messiah comes to the earth for the history of recreation. God created Eve after the model of Adam. Saying that Eve was created with one of Adam's ribs means that she was created after the pattern of Adam.
Did God create Adam after Eve or Eve after Adam? Since Eve was created after Adam, when a perfect man in the position of Adam comes, Eve is supposed to become perfect after the model of the perfect Adam. Because Adam fell without fulfilling his responsibility, the person who restores what Adam did must look for a woman from the satanic world. He must not bring the woman to him by force. He should win a natural surrender centering upon love, and the satanic blood lineage should be absolutely denied.
How is the satanic blood lineage formed? If there is a bride, the bridal family, bridal tribe, bridal nation and bridal world all are tightly connected. When the Messiah seeks his bride. Satan will utilize all kinds of cunning methods to stop him. Because Satan is well aware that his nation will be uprooted by this man, he will do his utmost to oppose the Messiah. (1987.10.4. Headquarters Church)
What does Reverend Moon of the Unification Church do in this world? The Unification Church uses the words "True Parents," which is an astonishing term. Since false parents have been born, true parents must appear. What is the mission of the True Parents? They must correct the false blood lineage -the root of the satanic world and of the false life and false way of love. The Bible says, "Those who want to die will live and those who want to live will die." The reason why such a paradoxical statement has to appear is that Satan must die. (1987.10.4. Headquarters Church)
2) Salvation Is Through Love
Because our course of life is distorted due to the fall, it must be restored. The Messiah represents humankind and comes as the person in charge of restoring the disorder. The Messiah has to save the lost love itself. Innumerable religious people do not know that saving this lost love is much more precious than saving one Adam or one Eve.
That is why the Unification Church works for the unity of people. How should people be united? With force? With knowledge? With threatening power? People are united with essential love. Where does this fundamental love come from? It must come from God. Why must it come from God? Human beings are born of love. The love of parents is the root of your life. When that love is connected to God's love, the root of God's love itself can settle down within your mind and body. (1986.2.1. Headquarters Church)
3) Opening The Gate Of The Age Of The Blessing
What is the Holy Father in Christianity? It is God, What is the holy son? It is Jesus. What about the Holy Spirit? It is the Holy Spirit. Is the Holy Spirit like a dove or water or oil? What kind of spirit is it? It is a motherly spirit. When this motherly spirit on the spiritual foundation substantially meets the word with a substantial body, the wedding supper of the Lamb takes place. It is the moment when for the first time in 6000 years of biblical history, good parents are to be restored. History started with false parents and extended into the satanic world of 3.6 billion fallen people. They have to be born again through True Parents. How can they be born again when they were already born? The only way is through a graft. They all became the wild olive trees, In order for them to be engrafted into the bud and the branch of a true olive tree, they must abandon their life.
What will then be the future history? The religious age of a bride and a bridegroom will take place when the Lord as a bridegroom meets his bride. That is the True Parents' religion. Actually, it is not a religion at all. Religion will disappear at that time. Salvation is to be achieved by attending True Parents. The salvation age of attendance is coming. Therefore, True Parents' words should be the origin of your words and all the biological feelings of True Parents should become your biological feelings. True Parents' life should be the traditional foundation of the culture in your family.
Where are the cultural form and the historical tradition centering upon True Parents? The current world, cultural realms, nations and churches have been formed by the descendants of fallen ancestors through the satanic lineage. In order to clean up all those satanic results, Jesus came. This is restoration.
The vertical history should be indemnified horizontally in the Last Days. Eve and the archangel should center upon Adam and the original standard of the Garden of Eden. Centering upon God, they must be united.
What is the fall? It is the separation of all beings. The Christian cultural age and the archangelic cultural age have been separated, but they are to be absorbed into the Christian cultural age. The culture of Satan appears as the communistic dominion. But when the culture centering upon True Parents appears in the Last Days, both communism and democracy will disappear. The international trend of religious thought also will fade away and a new age of international culture centering upon the meeting of the returning Lord as a bridegroom and his bride will come. Such a world will be a united world of language, life, action, hope and heart, The Unification Church began with the longing for such a united world.
The Unification Church teaches that you cannot receive salvation as an individual. You cannot go to the Kingdom of Heaven alone. That is Principle. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden are supposed to go to the Kingdom of Heaven together. The husband alone or wife alone cannot go to the Kingdom of Heaven. The ideal is that the united husband and wife -the united family -is to go to the Kingdom of Heaven. Can you be happy when your father goes to hell and your mother goes to Heaven? Is it good that parents go to the Kingdom of Heaven and children go to hell? What kind of Kingdom of Heaven is that?
The Kingdom of Heaven is the place where the husband and wife -a family -and furthermore, the whole tribe, the whole nation and the whole world are to go together. The place where the whole group can go together is the Kingdom of Heaven. This is the way of the Unification Church. The purpose of the Unification Church is not individual salvation. Our mass wedding ceremony takes place according to this principle. The mass wedding ceremony is an object of ridicule, seen as a kind of sideshow nowadays, but the content contains a great deal of importance.
Marriage is not allowed during the religious age of the archangel. Due to Jesus' death, the religious world had to branch out into two. One of them is Christianity.
Adam comes as a bridegroom and becomes one with Eve. This couple is to go back to God by loving the archangel. History is formed like that.
From now on marriage is necessary in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The time has come for the married Buddhist priest to win over the Buddhist monk. If Catholic priests and nuns remain single, they will all end up in hell. Now universal fortune seeks the bond of a bride and a bridegroom, Catholic priests and nuns must get married; otherwise, they will perish. The Unification Church blesses the bride and the bridegroom so they will not perish. Can Jesus manage this if he comes from the clouds? Can he build the Kingdom of Heaven if he comes as a ghost? It would be in vain if he comes from the clouds. (1971.10.3. Ex-headquarters Church)
4) The Accomplishment Of The Unification Dominion
The Messiah comes in order to accomplish unification. He comes to turn the world upside down. To do so, he comes with the new church that works for unity. (1989.3.5. Headquarters Church)
True Parents continuously want to love the fallen world with the original heart no matter how evil the fallen world is. They want to love the individuals, families, tribes, nations and the world with such an unchanging heart. No matter how much the world is wrong, they want to forgive and love it. Nevertheless, the whole world opposes them, but they must march forward toward the united world, forgetting and overcoming the individual, family, tribal, national and worldwide level opposition. This is the mission of the Messiah and the responsibility of True Parents and God. (1990.7.15. America)
5) The Liberation Of The Spirit World
The mission of True Parents is to indemnify, even conditionally, all the blocked realms of the spirit world from the very bottom of the earth. They must go through the course of indemnifying the entire history of mankind. Centering upon the conditional nucleus that can connect the vertical eight stages into the horizontal eight stages, they are to indemnify history. Father has been doing this for forty years. (1987.5.14. Korea)
4. The Proclamation Of True Parents
1) The Purpose Of The Proclamation Of True Parents
In order for you to become parents resembling True Parents, even though Father and Mother are not here, Father proclaims True Parents. The term "True Parents" means the perfection of everything. It is something that can make God perfect. When conventional Christians hear this, they ask, "What? Does something make God perfect?" They think God is an absolute Being, so He does not need anything. This is not true.
The content of the proclamation is: "When you live for the sake of the world more than True Parents and when you fly to the world like a swarm of bees, carrying a much heavier cross than Parents, the world will be transformed into God's nation at once." "Be absolutely obedient to Rev. Moon" is not the message the proclamation gives.
2) The Meaning And The Result Of The Proclamation Of True Parents
We have spent more money for saving the conventional churches, which have been constantly opposing us, than for the Unification Church during the last forty years. Even though America has been my enemy, I invested several billion dollars a year in order to save America. I was not indebted to the Soviet Union at all this time. I went there to give true love for their sake. My visit was not for making money. Gorbachev should automatically bow his head when he holds my hands. He was like a prodigal son driven out of his house, crying over the river. I had to go through countless years in order to hold his hands and finally meet him with rising heavenly fortune centering upon God's true love; because of this, Gorbachev's heart must bow down in front of me.
What do the True Parents do when they appear on earth? They have to live for the sake of mankind more than anyone has and they have to liberate God. When you inherit such a tradition, the pivotal point of peace for the unification of all nations will be implanted; it will revive nations and digest the whole world. When we cheered, "Heavenly Father, Mansei!" and "True Parents, Mansei!" in True Parents' welcoming rally, there were many ministers and elders from the conventional churches. They said on the way out, "Oh! What did I do? I must have been possessed by evil spirits. I have called them heretics until yesterday, but I have just given a cheer for True Parents. What is this?" Nobody forced them to raise their hands. They did it unconsciously. If they had not done it, their ancestors would not have been quiet.
True Parents' welcoming rally was held in order to correctly establish the origin of the beginning of history according to heavenly laws and y finished, all the wicked beings under Satan must disappear and world unification will take place. (1990.5.6. Headquarters Church; 1990.5.25. Hannam-dong House)
When True Parents' welcoming rally is finished nationwide, we enter a new age. Those who are spiritually open have already received the revelation that the old world is terminated and we are entering a new world. That is why the spirit world returns to you. The good spirits who had believed in the world's major religions -Old Testament, New Testament and Completed Testament -and had left a good reputation on earth have been helping the earthly providence according to God's will. So far there has been no way to be related to the earth without going through such good spirits in the good spirit world.
But because True Parents victoriously went over the battles against the individuals, families, tribes, nations and the world, the religious realm became liberated. There is no religion in the age of True Parents. If Adam and Eve had not fallen, there would have been no need for a religion, Centering upon the one ideal of Adam and Eve who are eternally united with God, ancestors in the spirit world would have freely related to their descendants on earth at any time. (1990.5.24. Hannam-dong House)
Because True Parents are proclaimed, Korea will not perish. A11 nations, including the Soviet Union and the whole world, will not perish,
If there had been True Parents in the Garden of Eden, Satan would have never existed there. Because your ancestors went to spirit world earlier than you and they are in the position of the archangel, you are to precede them. (1990.6.26. Kwang Ju Church)
3) The Influential Power Of True Parents
Every religion of high dimension has the ideal of a Second Coming. Why? What is the purpose of the Second Coming? It is True Parents, the Second Coming of the Lord. The Messiah means True Parent, which is the goal of human history, When all the crowds of people who have been wandering around like orphans without their own nations come to True Parents, one world or one house of the family of God can finally be built.
There is no Satan in the world where True Parents dwell. This is the Principle view. When True Parents appear, Satan is to disappear automatically. (1990.5.27. Belvedere)
When you know clearly of God and True Parents, you are liberated and you are resurrected. You must show God and True Parents to the world. When you become the substantial proof to represent God and True Parents, the whole world will be liberated. People must see God and True Parents in you, Because people are all aware of the original mind, they can easily recognize the ones with God and True Parents. The reason why I talk about this today is because today is the proclamation day for such a transitional period.
What is God's original ideal of creation? It is to build a kingdom in Heaven and on earth centering upon True Parents. Without True Parents, the Kingdom of Heaven in the spirit world and on earth cannot take place. When we ask Christians, "How come Jesus is in Paradise rather than in the Kingdom of Heaven even though he is God's first son?" they cannot answer. The Kingdom of Heaven in the spirit world and on earth can be established only through the completion of True Parents and the foundation of love. Uniting the kingdom in the spirit world is True Parents' mission, not somebody else's, Because Jesus could not be the True Parent, he is in Paradise.
Human history is a mystery because people do not know about restoration through indemnity. The law of cause and effect surely applies to history, so the evil one is destined to perish. But we did not know why the evil would perish.
Why is God's ideal not accomplished? God's love which is ideal must appear, but people did not know where God's love could actually come from. It cannot come from the scholar's brain. It originates from the bone marrow of the original parents. Therefore, the fact that True Parents' history takes place in the human world means the foundation for the origin of the Kingdom of Heaven to be connected to the earth is established. Without going through True Parents, the Kingdom of Heaven cannot be born. True Parents, in the position of having fulfilled the responsibility for the whole, should unite the indirect dominion of heart with the direct dominion of heart. Without the emergence of the foundation to unite the heavenly world with the earthly world, the Kingdom of Heaven cannot be born. This is the ideal of creation, not my words. (1986.10.9. Hamnam-dong House)
4) True Parents And True Children
Are you the real children of True Parents? [Yes.] What are children? For what reason do we call True Parents and True Children "super champions"? [Because of true love.] It is the true blood lineage rather than true love. True Parents are connected to True Children through the true blood lineage, even though their bond is formed through true love. Those who are connected through the true blood lineage should resemble True Parents. Do you resemble me? Your eyes are blue and my eyes are black. Our hair is also different. I am an Oriental, and my face is flat.
To resemble me, you must resemble my core -the essence. You are to resemble my essence -winning over Satan and having absolute love for God, and then you are to control Satan. (1987.11.8. Headquarters Church)
Unless you can completely inherit from True Parents, serving them as your parents and feeling their liberation as your liberation, you cannot inherit God's blessing -the "heirship." (1962.10.7. Ex-headquarters Church)
With whom are the Unification Church members united? Who are True Parents united with? [God!] There is no other special way for you to live, except holding onto True Parents. Even for Dr. Lee and Dr. Yun, the base of the tree trunk that you know does not matter. Your past is in vain
After cutting the root, buds, base of a trunk, and the branches of the past you are to be engrafted to the new tradition of the Parents who are about to open a new history; then you are to carry on the new cultural background of the Unification Church. (1987.6.14. Headquarters Church)
How much should you love Father? You should go back to the original problem. You are not supposed to love with any trace of the satanic world. You must not love in the contaminated position. You must love Father more than you love your parents, spouse and children in the satanic world. That is why the Bible says, "Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me 'is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me"; it also says, "Take your cross and follow me." You are to take up your own cross. Overcoming the power which pulls you in the opposite direction is taking the cross. Here you should shed bitter tears. (1988.6.1. Headquarters Church)
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