Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Eight - Sin and Restoration Through Indemnity
Chapter Two - The Internal Meaning of Sin and the Fall
Section 6. The Blessing of the True Parents and the Restoration of Lineage

6.1. True Parents are needed as the Messiah

You were born into the lineage of false parents, expelled from the presence of God, in a position unrelated to the True Parents. In order to be rid of this lineage, you must trample on it over and over and pull it out. Unless you change your lineage fundamentally, you won't be able to enter the Kingdom of God. (22-271, 1969.5.4)

In transforming the lineage, unless the condition for victory is fulfilled inside Adam's bone marrow and the core of His flesh and blood, through binding God's love to the seed that will be the child in the future, God's child cannot be born. This is a logical certainty. Is this not recorded in the Bible? If so, the Bible is surely God's word. (35-162, 1970.10.13)

Who is the Messiah? The True Parents. Then, why are they necessary? It is because human beings must receive new grafts through the love of the True Parents. Thus, unless the True Parents the Messiah -- appear, fallen human beings will not be able to eliminate their original sin or be liberated from sin and receive the Blessing at the completion stage. (35-215, 1970.10.19)

The Messiah must come to this earth in the position of the True Parents. Then, who are the True Parents? They are the horizontal Parents possessing horizontal true love and representing the vertical True Parent. Christians say that the Messiah is God and God is the Messiah, but this is wrong. God is the vertical True Parent. He is only one. The Messiah is the horizontal True Parent. (86-10, 1989.1.24)

What kind of Savior are fallen people searching for? His position must not be that of a fallen parent. The Savior must be someone like Adam and Eve who have not fallen; he must unite with God's will, receive God's love and Blessing and give birth to humanity in the position of the True Parent. Otherwise, humankind cannot rise to a position unrelated to the original sin. (22-269, 1969.5.4)

You should inherit a new lineage. In order to do so the Messiah must come as the Father, welcome Eve and accomplish restoration through indemnity on the foundation of his victory over the satanic world, on the foundation that embraces the whole world and with which Satan cannot intervene. Then, he is supposed to consummate a marital union, create a family, give birth to sons and daughters and start the process of engrafting on the horizontal plane. That is why in the Unification Church I give the Blessing. The Unification Church is unique. Where does the lineage of the Unification Church originate? It originates from God. So, let the satanic world oppose us. After doing this they will have to pay compensation. (169-37, 1987.10.4)

Since human beings received the satanic blood, people cannot return to God by themselves. So the Messiah must achieve absolute restoration of the lineage, renewing the blood line that was defiled by Satan. This transition must be made. This is why the Messiah must surely come. Without his coming there will be no restoration of lineage. We must restore the lineage. (172-53, 1988.1.7)

To have a different lineage means to have a different father. Therefore, someone born from a different father and different lineage cannot indemnify his sins except through original parents untainted by the Fall. Therefore, until now bonds were forged in history through religious ideals until the arrival of the one person not connected with the Fall who has the right to be the first ancestor. (20-115, 1968.5.1)

Why do we need True Parents? It is because we must take root in the realm of the heart. Now the root is different. Through the Fall, all the trunks and branches have become different. Here a new root started with True Parents and what emerged from that? A trunk and branches grew. These you must engraft to yourselves. You should cut yourself down and have the new branches grafted onto you. After the engrafting, you will join the great mainstream of the universe. You must cut off everything from the satanic world, down to the root. (164-155, 1987.5.10)

Through the Fall, human beings became the incarnations of Satan, unrelated to God. They are on the entirely opposite side from God's love, so they must pay indemnity. (35-159, 1970.10.13)

The purpose of indemnity is to remove the original sin, but in order to remove sin the fundamental problem of the lineage has to be solved. Fallen human beings cannot possibly resolve the problem of their lineage by themselves. That is why the Messiah is necessary. (35-159, 1970.10.13)

What must the True Parents do? They must purify the false lineage that is the root of the satanic world; they must remedy false life and correct the way of false love. The Bible states: "For whosoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whosoever loses his life for my sake will find it." This paradoxical logic appears because the satanic world must die. (169-37, 1987.10.4)

The Fall was a wrongful marriage that took place in the Garden of Eden. This has been reversed through the True Parents enabling rightful marriage. Hell was abolished by the True Parents clearing up the wrong perpetrated by the false parents and True Parents are now blessing in marriage hundreds of billions of ancestors in the spirit world. Through the foundation of the families of the descendants on earth, centered on true love, not only can they and the ancestors in the spirit world be vertically united, but East and West can also be connected together. (300-222, 1999.3.14)

You should earnestly long for the Parents. You cannot receive salvation without attending the Parents based on their being the motivation for your life, the entirety of your hope and the root of all your ideals and happiness. Have you ever tried offering attendance like that? You should understand this clearly. Hence, you should have the conviction that you are a child who can become eternally one with True Parents, and have it so firmly that you can transcend your consciousness of your own being. Otherwise, it will not work. (30-237, 1970.1.23)

How much must you love me? We are returning to the fundamental question. You should not love while having traces of love of the satanic world on you, while being stained by that love. You must be above that love. What does that mean? You must love me more than you love your mother, father, wife and children who were born in the satanic world, more than you love anybody else.

That is why it is written in the Bible, "He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." (Matt. 10:37) Jesus made such a conclusion. He said later, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and tallow me." (Matt. 16:24) He went on to say that we must take up the cross and follow him. He told us to take the cross. Since we have to overcome the power that pulls us in the opposite direction, it is called a cross. We must shed bitter tears. (178-97, 1980.6.1)

Although the Messiah may change your lineage, it is you who must act in order to change it. Without such a standard being established we cannot reach the path of salvation. It is by no means achieved easily, but only through a situation where our life is at stake. The change of lineage is possible only when you fulfill a forty-day period of fasting and prayer or experience a state of death in which you are vomiting blood. (35-160, 1970.10.13)

You must learn from me about how to set up conditions of indemnity. if in the past there had been someone in Japan who wanted to know this, and who had bought this knowledge at the cost of all Japan, Japan might have already unified the world. There is no business in the world better than this. The Bible says, "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?" (Matt. 16:26) That is how precious life is. We must understand the way to set indemnity conditions and revive our precious life. (22-207, 1969.2.4)

6.2. Restoration of lineage is the core of the ideology centered on the returning Lord

Who changes the lineage? It is not something which just anyone can do. You must understand that in order to accomplish this, I have passed through the tearful way of the cross. Because such a standard has been established, all of you without any personal merit are now able to inherit the new tradition through the Blessing. In order to establish the victorious realm of this change of lineage God had to toil for thousands of years and I had to suffer for my entire earthly life. You are the people standing on this foundation. The Blessing is engrafting; your lineage is changed through engrafting. (35-171, 1970.10.11)

In order for our lineage to be identical to God's lineage we must follow the realm of God's heart. Why? Because our root and trunk are different. Therefore, our root and our shoots must be the same. In trying to achieve this we will certainly face the tremendous problem of the change of lineage. You cannot tackle this problem on your own. You need True Parents. (172-55, 1988.1.7)

God snatches people living in the realm of Satan's false love and gives them rebirth through His greater love. People are born to parents of false love: they are born from ancestors of false love into a lineage of false love. Therefore they can only become God's children and God's people after being born again through parents, ancestors and a lineage of true love. The value of the Jesus' precious blood and the ceremony of the Eucharist are symbolic and figurative expressions of the dispensation aiming to make people God's children through the change of lineage. (135-12, 1985.8.20)

When you receive the Blessing in the Unification Church, there are ceremonies for the change of lineage. You went through these ceremonies, didn't you?

The indemnity stick, the three-day ceremony... How complex they are! Satan cannot intervene in these ceremonies. According to the law of God and True Parents these ceremonies open the gates of the Kingdom of Heaven and declare liberation. Thus, Satan, who began to exercise his power at the completion level of the growth stage, has nothing to do with them. Do you, Blessed Couples, understand that you have gone through ceremonies for the change of lineage? People must go through these without fail. (235-215, 1992.9.20)

The change of lineage is an absolute concept necessary in the process of restoration. When you received the Blessing, you went through the ceremony for the change of lineage, didn't you? To change your lineage, you need the holy wine. The making of holy wine requires twenty-one processes of sanctification. You do not know about this, do you? Preparation of the holy wine requires elements that bear fruit in the air, on the earth, and underground; as well as the most precious things from the world of minerals, plants and animals. All in all twenty-one sanctified elements are needed in order to go through this process. All these things must not have any conditions for accusation. These things must be left untouched for seven months without something happening to them during that time. You have drunk this holy wine, but it was not produced easily. (215-499, 1991.2.6)

The change of lineage does not feel so real for you, does it? When did you accomplish this? When I am in the position of Abel, you, in the position of Cain. are to unite with me completely. You can become one with me due to this relationship. Without this relationship you would be in great difficulty. (161-153, 1987.1.18)

What special agreement does the Unification Principle contain? You and True Parents put signatures on the agreement that gives you the special right to be God's sons and daughters. Following that, you went through the ceremony of the change of lineage, conducted by True Parents. Once you stand in such a position and receive the title of one who is liberated you can even go to the heavenly kingdom. But when you enter that place you must wear formal clothes. You cannot go to the heavenly kingdom naked. To enter heaven, you must be in formal attire. What is this formal dress? You put this on by arming yourself with the Unification Principle and practicing it in your life. You have received all the privileges. There is nothing like this in the secular world. (214-71, 1991.2.1)

How can you connect to God's heart? You cannot do it on a theoretical basis. You can be connected only through the lineage. Did you inherit the lineage of God's heart? You did not understand until now. That is why before you receive the Blessing, there is a ceremony for the change of lineage. At that time, you must enter into a state of self-effacement in which you have nothing. You must assume the position of someone without a body of his own and have the conviction that enables you to say, I am the starting point from which all my descendants will inherit the flesh and blood of the True Parents." (180-159, 1988.8.22)

When you received the Blessing you also attended the ceremony for the change of lineage, didn't you? Without understanding anything you just followed my instructions, but this is actually not so simple. History has been in chaos because Jesus could not consummate a conjugal relationship. If we look from the viewpoint of heart at the establishment of one couple who were supposed to serve this purpose, we can understand that if the lineage is stained after the Blessing a serious problem results. This is not simply a matter of what kind of punishment to impose. Adam and Eve fell when they were still immature but God nevertheless expelled them from the Garden of Eden. If a person commits such a sin after he is placed on the level of perfection of heart, there is nothing that can be said. God does not even want to see the backs of such people. I feel the same way. (198-220, 1990.2.3)

You all went through the ceremony of change of lineage when you received the Blessing, didn't you? Next, you must become completely different. Would it be possible had the True Parents not appeared? What a difficult course has unfolded since the creation of the world! You should be grateful just for the fact that the True Parents have appeared, but it is even more amazing that you have received the Blessing from them. Their tradition is the tradition of lineage. It comprises true love, true life and true lineage. You must always keep this in mind. (216-36, 1991.3.3)

What is the significance of Blessed Families? Satan cannot dominate Blessed Families. If you believe in me completely and stand firm in the conviction that you belong to the True Parents, then, no matter which country you are in, Satan will not be able to invade you. Why is this so? It is because you are connected to the realm of True Parents' heart in which your lineage has been changed. That is why Satan cannot meddle with you from this point on. (149-53, 1986.1.12)

Satan says, "I fell and destroyed Your lineage completely, so in order for You and Your son to enter the heavenly kingdom, You need to change his lineage, don't you? His roots must be connected to Your lineage... If You are the Subject of life then Adam should receive the seed of life from You and connect it to Eve, so that it can become the root. They should achieve this original standard to stand in the position of Your kin. In order to do this, You should change and rebuild the lineage of people who have been related to me by blood, otherwise they cannot enter Heaven. Those people who are rooted in Adam are to enter the heavenly kingdom. Can someone whose root is in the archangel go in? No. he cannot!" Do you understand what this means? (197-286, 19901.20)

The stunning and bitter fact is that human beings are descended from the Fall. They changed their lineage, thus inheriting a mortifying and tragic destiny. In order to be rid of this inherited destiny, they must do everything in their might to become liberated sons and daughters. who can call God, "Father," without hesitation. Are you confident to do that? Do you think I have the confidence to call God "Father"? Yes, I do. (197-115, 1990.1.7)

On the path of restoration we should go up from the age of the servant of servants, through the age of the servant, the age of the adopted child to the age of the direct lineage. However, can you complete the course from the age of the servant of servants, through the age of the servant and the age of the adopted child and be connected to the age of direct lineage? Connecting to the age of direct lineage cannot be done just like that. According to the Principle, you are required to go through the foundation of faith and foundation of substance in order to welcome the Messiah. The Messiah is the true son of God. The lineage of an adopted son and that of a true son are different. This is why we need a change of lineage. (55-192, 1972.5.9)

Fallen people must change their lineage. This is the fundamental point. The relationship between God and humankind is that of parent and child, but this fact remained unknown. That is why history could not be disentangled and why God's providence was not understood until now. Change of lineage must take place in each of the realms of the individual, family, people, nation and world. For this, the Messiah must come. The true lineage emerges with the coming of the True Parents. Unless the Parents appear. the fallen lineage remains unchanged. Individuals must take responsibility for this. Each person must do this work and overcome everything. But since people have not been aware of this, the Messiah who can understand everything had to come and accomplish these things on everyone's behalf. (161-147, 1987.11.11)

Fallen humankind had a wrong beginning. That is why it has to return to God. Where should humankind return? Back to the starting point. Since human beings began from false parents, they must go back and make a new beginning from the True Parents. How serious this is! You must inherit God's love, life and lineage. Thus, when you received the Blessing you went through the ceremony to change the lineage, didn't you? You must believe in this more than in your own life. Do not think of it as just another ritual of the Unification Church or just another religious ceremony. This ceremony is like the injection of medicine that revives a dead person. It is a detoxifying injection. (216-107, 1991.3.9)

Looking at biblical history, we see that Jacob. united in heart with his mother, deceived his father in order to receive his blessing. Then, as we look at the history surrounding Tamar, we see that despite her immoral actions Jesus was born from Judah's tribe. What does this mean? These things occurred because the issue here is the change of lineage. The fallen lineage must be purified.

Only Christianity has acknowledged the importance of lineage, and considered the purification of lineage to be part of its core teaching. Therefore we can conclude that since other religions do not have such a history, they should follow Christianity. So I could not ignore Christianity if I take into account the issue of the change of lineage. I could not ignore Christianity, as it inherited the ideology of the chosen people. If I were advocating that all religions were the same, why would I have received persecution? Do you understand what I am talking about? This teaching is the core ideology. You must clearly understand this. (227-349, 1992.2.16) 

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