The Words of Hyung Jin Moon From 2011
Hyung-jin aim spoke at the Registration for God's Kingdom and the Fatherland, held at the Cheongshim International Youth Center in Korea on September 16, at which event True Parents bestowed Korean names on 172 faith leaders from the United States. In this speech, which was delivered in Korean, he explains the significance of this unusual gift.
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, leaders from around the world, please join me in welcoming the faith leaders who have come all the way from the United States. I am deeply grateful to all of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to be here today. It is my joy and honor to be able to hold this event together here in Chung Pyung, in attendance of our True Parents. Today we are all participating in the historic Registration for God's Kingdom. What is this event all about? It is about all of us having our names entered into a family register. It is about becoming part of one united family structure, the family register of the kingdom of God. Upon birth, our names are added to our parents' family register. Through adoption or marriage, our names may be added to a new family register. Though the family register system may differ in each nation, everyone grows up as a member of a particular family and as a citizen of a particular nation. In a broader sense, we all have social and spiritual affiliations.
An American minister becomes a member of a Korean family.
Today, we are here to gain a new affiliation, one completely different from our past affiliations -- an affiliation with the kingdom of God. We cannot fully understand the truly historic blessing that we are receiving today unless we first open our spiritual senses. Therefore, I would like to ask everyone to open their hearts and open their souls to hear the voice of God, who is speaking to all of us here today.
As you know, it is not simply by choice that you can become a citizen of a different nation. Even in the free nations of the United States and Korea, citizenship is not obtained easily. Many qualifications must first be met. In Korea, the Nationality Act defines such qualifications.
In the same way, it is not easy for us to have our names entered into the family register of the kingdom of God. First, the kingdom of God needs to be established on earth, and we need God's authority to allow our names to be entered into the family register. Many people have waited for such a day. Today is your day.
How is it possible for our names to be entered? It is possible because True Parents have entered our names for us.
Ladies and gentlemen, God, the Creator and Father of all humankind, sent True Parents to earth to open the way for all humankind to become part of His kingdom. Throughout True Parents' lives as the Messiah, Savior and Returning Christ, they have sought to build the kingdom of God on earth.
Our True Parents have revealed the essential truths through which humankind can be saved from evil and sin. These truths help us to understand God, and God's will and open the way for us to live a truly good life.
True Parents have shown us examples of the heavenly practice of true love. They have matched and blessed in marriage people of differing ethnic, national, racial and religious backgrounds, based on their teaching that God's ideal of creation is for a husband and wife to unite and create a beautiful, true, ideal family.
True Parents founded the Abel UN with the purpose of liberating the world from conflict and war. The mission of the Abel UN is to bring all of the world's peoples and national governments together under the banner of building the ideal world that God originally envisaged.
True Parents have invested incalculable devotion and effort to reach this point. True Father overcame many difficult and life-threatening situations, including six unjust imprisonments, and True Parents together experienced a fearsome helicopter crash. Throughout his life, True Father forgave and loved those who tortured, persecuted, attacked and slandered him.
Based on their victories through love, True Parents completed the eight stages and became one with God in body, mind and spirit. As the True Parents of the earth, in unity with the True Parent of heaven appearing in human form, True Parents have established themselves as the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind. In this position, it is now possible for True Parents to enter our names into the family register of the kingdom of God.
Please join me in returning glory and showing gratitude to our True Parents for bestowing on us this unimaginable blessing. Let's give a thunderous round of applause for our True Parents!
What duties fall on us now that our names have been registered? We are among the first to have our names entered in the register, but we must not be the last. Now that we have been reserved a spot as citizens of the kingdom of God, we must truly build the kingdom of God in our midst.
We have all heard stories of the American Pilgrim Fathers. They bravely travelled across the Atlantic in search of a place in which they could worship freely. The first thing they built was a church in which they could worship the Lord. They sought to build an exemplary Christian nation -- a city on a hill. With our names now entered into the family register of the kingdom of God, we have the mission of building His kingdom. His kingdom can only come when the world honors and respects our True Parents. In order for us to change the world, we must first change ourselves by following True Parents' teachings and their exemplary lifestyle of practicing true love. We must build ideal families, live for the sake of others and uphold heavenly law.
We must actualize the ideal of one family under God. In God's eyes, all people are His sons and daughters. He does not distinguish one person from another based on ethnicity, nationality, race or religion. Thus, there can be no discrimination in God's kingdom. We must treat each other as fellow sons and daughters of God. It is our mission to stand on the front line and build the peaceful world God dreams of.
We have been blessed by having our names entered into the family register of the kingdom of God. Let's not forget this historic and providential blessing and work hard to build His kingdom. Our True Parents will be with us and guide us every step of the way. Let's be grateful to True Parents for the blessing we are receiving today, even if we do not fully understand its deep significance. Please don't forget that we are on this path together as God's eternal sons and daughters.
I wish to express my gratitude to you for participating in today's registration event. May God bless you!