The Words of the Sun Myung Moon from 2012
Note: The following information is posted on the web page 통일교. These notes cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an "official" publication of True Father's words. However, they do provide a good idea of the "spirit" of the message. -- Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
Father started his speech at the festival as follows:
"The issue after the fall is 'Which comes first, truth or substance?' Since substance was lost, God conducted through the truth, the providence of salvation, which is the providence of restoration." "What is the providence of restoration? That means, what is 조국광복 (restoration of God's fatherland)? It is 'to see the light again.'"
"Until now, the Realm of the Cosmic Sabbath (천주 안식권) hasn't been realized. For me to realize it, it has been 말씀 (truth) that I put emphasis on. What is precious among the truth is 천지인 (Heaven, Earth, and Humankind)."
"The important thing is the time when the Creator Who can become the Owner of the cosmos and the owner who can become the center appear."
"In the Garden of Eden, God called Adam, Eve, and the Archangel, and said, 'When you eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will surely die.' What is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Which comes first, the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, religion or the kingdom of heaven? Which comes first? You must think about it again. Which comes first, the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, religion or the world? When one eats the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and ruin themselves, the world will be gone."
"Because of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, God came to appear, True Parents came to appear, false parents came to appear and the Garden of Eden appeared." (선악과 때문에 하나님도 나오기 시작했고, 참부모도 나오기 시작했고, 거짓부모도 나오기 시작했고, 에덴동산이라는 것이 나왔습니다.)
"You must keep in mind 'God's fatherland on earth' and hope to see the light on it again." (이 땅 위에 조국광복이라는 것을 마음에 둬가지고 조국 위에 다시 빛을 바래야 됩니다.)
"Those who are here are the descendants who were born from the sperm and egg, which existed before the fall, through the unity of Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother? Or are you the descendants of the fall who were born after Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? When you are asked such questions, your answer must be that you are from the Marriage Blessing of the sperm of the Heavenly Father and the egg of the Heavenly Mother which existed before Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.'"
"When you eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will die. The fruit comes in the first place, and the world where people practice that fundamental principle and don't eat it should have been realized."
"The blood and flesh of the blood lineage and tradition of the fall has been tangled and boiled, and spread from Adam's family like water that overflowed from an exploded jar. Before going over all the eight stages such as individual, familial, tribal, racial, national, worldwide, or cosmic levels, the world of the Garden of Eden where God didn't want them to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil has never appeared in the process of history. Where is the person that can make it happen and explain it by opening the door and changing the names? Not in a family. It is one individual, Rev. Moon, a man that is standing here. It is Yong Myung Moon. There is nobody who can reveal the fundamentals of history more than I do."
Then Father spoke for about two hours putting an emphasis on the practice of the truth. Father concluded his speech talking about forsythia, azalea, royal azalea, and rose of Sharon.
Mother sang '엄마야 누나야." (Mother, Sister) Yeon Ah Choi Nim, Jiye Nim, Yeon Ah Lee Nim sang "천일국 찬가." (Cheon Il Guk Anthem) Hyung Jin Nim sang one of Hyo Jin Nim's songs. Mrs. McDevitt sang "소양강 처녀," (Soyang Virgin) and True Father sang "마음의 자유천지" (Freedom of the Mind of Heaven and Earth) to which all True Children and participants joined.