Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Eight - Sin and Restoration Through Indemnity
Chapter Three - The Formula for Indemnification and Restoration
Section 4. Restoration of Right of the Eldest Son, Right of the Parent and Right of Kingship

4.1. Restoration of the right of the eldest son

As viewed from God's original ideal of creation, the eldest son should come from God's side and, of course, the second son should also come from God's side. Due to the Fall, the position of the first son was taken by Satan, and the position of the second son went to God. This has to be made right. Thus, when we consider the story of Esau and Jacob in the Bible, Jacob united with his mother and received her help. He gave Esau the pottage of lentils and bread in exchange for the birthright of the firstborn son. Until today, we could not understand why Bible history is the way it is. With the appearance of the Unification Church, its meaning was clarified for the first time. (131-381, 1981.8.16)

It is only after we go beyond the realm of the Fall and restore the rights of both the first and second born sons on God's side, that we can stand in the original world for the first time. This is the original ideal of creation. As God is absolute, His ideal has also remained absolute. To regain the original ideal. we must undergo a historical course of restoration through indemnity in order to go beyond the fallen realm. (134-304, 1985.8.16)

How difficult this it is to restore the rights of the firstborn son! Because of this, everybody suffered incredible hardships. Countless religious people were sacrificed. Christianity underwent dreadful persecution under the Roman Empire for four hundred years, and much blood was shed in order to get out of the domain of the satanic world. Have you ever been to Rome and been inside the catacombs? The early Christians created altars, buried the bodies of their ancestors under the altars, and continued to live there, inhaling those odors. They did so because God had told them to do so, otherwise who would have done such a thing? By normal standards, this would not be done by human beings. Imagine how much God suffered! You have no idea of the efforts that have been made in history. You need to be aware of these things. (110-203, 1986.2.9)

When you all think about Cain and Abel in the Principle, who do you think is more precious, Cain or Abel? Who is precious? Everyone thinks Abel is more precious, but that is a mistake. Abel is in the younger brother's position. and Cain is in the elder son's position. You must understand this correctly. The position of the firstborn son is more precious than that of the second son, Abel. There is only one firstborn son, but younger brothers can be many. Can there be several firstborn sons? There is only one first child. The reason why the first child is precious is that there is only one. The following children can be many in number. You must understand this. (136-126, 1985.12.22)

As God carried out the dispensation for restoration, His grief lay in the fact that the firstborn son was on Satan's side. That is why human history is diseased. What kind of disease does it suffer from? It has a love related disease. The first son was born after humankind went astray due to the disease of love. If we are not aware of this fact, we won't reach the time when we are able to ascend to the individual position where we can again achieve harmony, even if we spend billions of years in search of the principled standard. (136 -126, 1985.12.22)

For what purpose does God designate Abel? He does it to establish the rights of the firstborn son and to correct the tradition within the family, not in order to save Abel's children. Unification Church members don't understand this point. You say, "Ahem! I am Abel," but you leaders must remember that you cannot say, "Because we are in the position of Abel, that's it!" The reason all of you are placed in your positions is to restore a tribe that holds the right of the eldest son. If you want to receive blessings, earn the right of the firstborn son and share the blessings, then you can receive some of them.

The right of the firstborn son is not for you. Focused on the Lord who is to come, you must develop a connection with the vertical heavenly world. This will not happen with only the horizontal physical world. I was going to explain this last point in more detail in terms of the Principle but, as I believe you understand this, I am putting it in simple terms. Since I, the founder of the Unification Church, came to know this path, I could not help but establish the logic of living for the sake of others. We were born for the sake of others. You must also realize that man was born for the sake of woman. There is no such thing as "I". (136-130, 1985.12.22)

Cain represents Satan's side. It is the position of the elder brother. Abel represents God's side. This is the battle. Originally, God would have loved the firstborn son, and then the younger son. Due to the Fall, the first son, Cain, stands on Satan's side. He belongs to Satan's side. In order to save him, God designated Abel. God designates Abel to restore the right of the firstborn son. This cannot be achieved by force; you have to inspire people by love. You have to achieve restoration by melting them with love. If you can not stand in the position of having loved them, if you cannot win their heart through offering your love, then you will not be in a position to truly love your own son or daughter. As viewed from God's ideal of creation, the firstborn son was originally to be loved first rather than the second child. (140-38, 1986.2.1)

The big question is whether I have loved the satanic world more than I love my wife and children. I cannot love my family more than I love those who stand in the Cain position. God has to love the Cain realm first before loving the Abel realm. He cannot love Abel before that. (140-38, 1986.2 1)

If you are to be victorious, you must go out into the world. You must go out and restore the rights of the firstborn son. The firstborn son must ultimately attend the second son, who is the younger brother, as though he were an older brother, and come to the point where he can say, "I will receive all the blessings through you.-- In this way, the firstborn son comes down to the position of the second son, and the second son must rise up to take the position of the firstborn son. So only after the first son says, "You go up, instead of me," and pushes the second son forward, does it becomes possible to move from the family level rights of the first son to the tribal level rights of the firstborn son, and so on. In this way. you can go up stage by stage. Only when the first son pushes you, can you go up. You cannot go up as you are. Because of this principle, you must fulfill the standard of restoring the rights of the firstborn son in this way. Without doing so, and this is the secret of history, the dispensation of God cannot he successful. That is why, in order to go the way of a true religion, you must leave your home. This is where the words, "You must leave your country and your home, renounce the world and become a monk," come from. (138-204, 1986.1.21)

People have never understood why the history religion is one of tribulation and particularly why they developed when they were persecuted. In all of history, only Rev. Moon has been able to clearly expose the secrets entangled in the spirit world, the religious and mystical worlds that only Satan and God knew about. This is not empty theory. That is how things move. They move according to that principle. Just try to witness. When a person makes a determination to come to the Unification Church, Satan always tries to obstruct their path. Everything goes according to a certain formula. (118-204, 1986.1.21)

There are seven horizontal stages you have to pass through from the individual to the family, tribe, people, nation, world, and heaven and earth, before reaching the final position of God. There are also eight vertical levels beginning with the servant of servant's position. On the foundation of restoring the rights of the firstborn son in the course of seven of these eight levels, you must attain the position of the original, unfallen firstborn son. Adam and Eve were the first son and the first daughter. The first son and daughter have to pass through the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle. Then, they must be connected to the realm of direct dominion based on love and possess the right of the firstborn son. Such connection is impossible with the love of the younger child. They are not connected with the love of the second child. Therefore, you must return to this position and restore the right of the firstborn son going up stage by stage. This is the battle to be fought. (118-134, 1986.1.19)

What is the secret method to restore the right of the eldest son? Satan claims, "God is a perfect God and the Adam and Eve He is seeking must also be perfect. Had they not fallen, it would have been the Principled standard that Adam and Eve have to love me as the original archangel. Thus, even though I have fallen and I found myself in the position of a bad one, if you all are in a position to be called good and true, you must set up the condition of having loved me. Without this. You, God, cannot be in the position of God in front of me." This is the problem. Satan stops everything dead, saying, "If there is a secret method of uniting with you, what is it? The person You send must love me. Unless he stands together with You in the position of loving me, and makes the condition enabling him to say that he loved me, he will not be able to regain the birthright of the firstborn son that I have been holding on to." That is why Jesus exhorted us to love our enemies. (131-182, 1984.5.1)

To love an enemy doesn't just mean to love an individual enemy. Unless you love the enemy family, the enemy tribe, the enemy people. the enemy nation and the enemy world, you cannot regain the right of the eldest son that the enemy world holds. You must know that Satan has been insisting on this, since he knows very well that this is the historical course of God's dispensation of restoration. (131-182, 1984.5.1)

In order to restore the right of the eldest son, you have to go out to the frontline where Satan persecutes you and tries to kill you. You have to go there in order to light and subjugate people with love, and teach them about everything that we know. When they realize that our tradition is good, they will naturally be inspired. repent with tears; and pledge to give their life as an offering for you. You must know that there is no other way to obtain the right of blessing from the Cain world. (131-182, 1984.5.1)

Without love, you cannot subjugate Satan. Therefore even God has to stand in the position where He can say that He has loved the fallen archangel, so. in order to become a family who can enter the heavenly kingdom, you as the family of God's sons and daughters, must also set the condition enabling you to say that you have loved Satan. So, go out and light and subjugate the satanic world with love. You must stand upon the foundation made by such a condition. You must be able to claim, "I did not crush all my enemies, but instead I had them surrender with love and I restored the right of the eldest son." (141-202, 1988.2.22)

Instead of beating His enemy to death God must set the condition of having loved him. In the same way the person standing in the position of Adam has to set up a condition of having loved the enemy Satan. If you endure over and over again while being persecuted, and prevail over all the tears, blood and sweat, until the enemy naturally surrender to you, and return embracing God's love, then you can receive the blessing. That is when Satan will let you go. You must receive this public approval; "You can now become a child qualified to go to the heavenly kingdom." Who must sign this approval? Satan must. After Satan signs this, you will sign it, and then True Parents must sign it. You can only stand before God only after getting this signature from True Parents. That is the heavenly kingdom. (141-201, 1986.2.22)

Once I set the condition of having loved Satan on the world level, then he cannot take away those who follow me. Then what happens? Cain and Abel will switch their positions. The Abel realm up, until present, was in a position of people who are chased after, but from now on, it will possess the right of the eldest son of God's Kingdom. The satanic world will collapse. It will only retreat, unable to generate any opposition. If it even tries to oppose, it will be crushed into pieces. This is the view of the Principle. (139-278, 1986.1.31)

In the course of indemnity, the realm of dominion based on the accomplishments through the Principle and the realm of direct dominion will be connected on earth by the name of the True Parents for the first time. This will he done by their fulfilling the standard of the restoration of the rights of the firstborn son on the world level. Satan will not he able to remain in this united realm, which is connected with that standard. (139-285, 1986.1.31)

4.2. Restoration of the right of the parent

Why are things such as indemnity or the restoration of the right of parents, the right of the eldest son, and the right of kingship necessary? Satan's love, life and lineage are the key problems. What originally should have started from God has actually begun from the devil. The devil made a start centered on something incredible called love. the universe was created because of love. The process of creation took place centering on love, which is the source of all beings. Satan overturned this origin. That is why the original source that was twisted must now be twisted back. (206-236, 1990.10.14)

What was God's original ideal of creation? it was to build the Kingdom on earth and in heaven in the name of the True Parents. Without True Parents' name, God's Kingdom cannot emerge, either on earth or in heaven. If we ask Christians today, "Jesus is God's beloved firstborn son, so how come he is in paradise and not in the heavenly Kingdom?" they cannot answer. The Kingdom of God, both on earth and in heaven, can only be built on the foundation of True Parents' love and their perfection. Building the unified Kingdom in the spirit world is True Parents' mission. not someone else's. (131-182, 1984.5.1)

If you have a clear understanding about God and True Parents, everybody will be liberated. Everybody will revive. That is why you must show God and True Parents to others. If you only become the substantial manifestation of God and True Parents, everyone will be liberated. So, when people cling to such a person, they are clinging to True Parents and God. Because their original mind knows that, they will do so immediately. Why am I saying these things today? I am telling this to you because today is a day of declaration when we are passing through such a transition period. (131-51, 1984.4.1)

It was such a difficult job, that's why God has been suffering throughout history and His work has been prolonged until now. Otherwise why would almighty God have to toil like that? If He could teach us, He would have already done so long ago. It is Adam who was unable to understand something, so it is Adam who has to take responsibility and discover everything. He has to go through heaven and earth and discover everything. Then, how many tears he would have to shed for this! Adam was chased out in tears, so how many tears should the new Adam shed in the course of restoration? In that sense, I am the king of tears.

You should know that. representing history, I sought the way of truth and for that I shed many tears and prevailed over tremendous ordeals, tearing my flesh and shedding my blood. You must realize that you are attending that kind of incredible Parents. This is the final summit to cross over. Thus, along with the standard of restoring the right of the parent, shouldn't a realm of younger children be created? I have restored the right of the eldest son and the rights of parents haven't I? I even obtained the right of kingship, so, if only you are united with me, if only Mother and younger children build the foundation of a mother-child cooperation, that's the final task to be done. (222-241, 1991.11.3)

You must bear in mind that only those who carry out the restoration of the right of the eldest son, the right of parents and the right of king are relatives. Then, the world will be united naturally even without me. I have now blessed more than 24,000 couples. The number 24 is 3 multiplied by 8. I have restored the number eight centering on the three ages of formation, growth and completion. In this way I completed the establishment of the rights of tribal messiahs on the world level. Now, even if I am not here, if you work day and night following God's will to save your country, this world will come to one place. Furthermore, in the whole of history, there has been no other cultural foundation which included global academic, political and cultural organizations possessing a philosophical content greater than that of Rev. Moon. From whatever perspective we look at this, everything is now concluded. (206-272, 1990.10.14)

4.3. Restoration of the right of kingship

Originally, the perfection of Adam means perfection of the Father of the heavenly kingdom, and the perfection of Eve means the perfection of the Mother of the heavenly kingdom. Once they became the masters of their family, the right of kingship of the heavenly kingdom on the family level would have emerged. Thus, Adam and Eve would become the king and the queen at the levels of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation and the world. Since the time has come when we can transcend the national level, we can tread down upon the royal power of the satanic world, and establish the right of king of the heavenly world. That day is March 27, 1990. Through this, the whole world will now turn in the direction of the wind that I am whipping up. (201-130, 1990.3.27)

What is the ideology centered upon the Heavenly Parent? Firstly, centered on God, it is the restoration of the right of brotherhood. Secondly. it is the restoration of the right of the parent. Thirdly. it is the restoration of the right of kingship. In the democratic world, there is no real concept of king, is there? The democratic world is based on the concept of brotherhood. Everyone is seen from the horizontal viewpoint. That is the doctrine of brotherhood, but people in the world ruled by this doctrine fight with each other. They compete with each other, saying, this is mine and that is yours. Doesn't democracy seem to be a concept of struggle? The ruling and opposing parties compete with each other. What is the purpose of this? They are each trying to gain the right of kingship. What is the position of a president?

Isn't it the right of kingship? Presidents come and go so they just exploit their position, so things don't go well. If an absolute king emerged. there would be no problem. A world of absolute peace would then come. (205-172, 1990.9.1)

The democratic political system is a system of struggle. That is why we have to rise to the position of parents. Only then can the struggle be stopped. Siblings can all unite, centered on the parents. The world of peace starts from such unity. There is no other method. First, people need to find the True Parents, and then everything else including true children, true nation, and true peace can be found. There is no other way. (203-190, 1990.9.1)

Godism is a system of thought centered on the True Parents. Godism belongs to the vertical realm, but once we unite all parallel lines with this perpendicular, once we unite all brethren. it manifests itself as a spherical ideal. Love has a spherical shape. Each part of this sphere is connected with the perpendicular. Its surface becomes the realm of the ideal. Thus, in this world, which represents that surface realm, there can be no dissatisfaction. When a soccer ball rolls and comes to a stop, all points on its surface are equal in terms of their relation to the perpendicular axis; by the same token, we will arrive at the world of equality, the world of equilibrium based on our system of values. You must understand this clearly. (218-347, 1991.8.22)

We will achieve unity based on the ideology centered on the Heavenly Father, and Godism. True Parents are the king and queen of a family. The family will come together with other families to automatically form a tribe. Then a king of the tribe will appear. Next, the tribe will come together with other tribes to form a people, and a king of this people will appear. The same will happen on the levels of nation, world, and heaven and earth. All these kings are connected, all the way to up to God. So God becomes the King of kings. (205-189, 1990.9.1)

There is no royal palace, either in heaven or on this earth. Neither is there any heavenly palace on this earth. There is no palace centered on God's love. The right of kingship established on earth so far were establish by the people who only possessed the right of brothers rather the right of the Parents of the heavenly kingdom. These people exploited everybody. We are now in the era of the right of kingship of the rights of brotherhood, but not once have we seen an era of the true right of kingship of the right of the vertical Parents on this earth. (206-219, 1990.10.7)

Even though the American CIA was listening, I declared the "Foundation Day of the Nation of the Unified World," stating forthrightly that "we must restore the right of kingship centered on God." and that the parent-centered ideology is better than the philosophy of brotherhood of the democratic world." Democracy is an ideology based on brotherly relations. With this concept, there will be no end to conflict. The parents must appear. They will say, "Hey, kids!" The elder and younger children must behave in such and such a way. If your father and mother are both behaving in that way, don't you have to follow their example?!" The children will respond "Yes!" That is the concept of the parent-centered ideology. (193-159, 1989.10.3)

The Unification Church now speaks about the restoration of the right of kingship, doesn't it? This is because it's an impossible thing to do outside of a unified family. What is a unified family? They are the people who can become parents. Just as God has the heart of the parents towards the whole world, if we can maintain a parental heart towards a nation and towards the world, the heirs of the royal family will he born front such a family. Through them, the right of kingship will be restored. That is why men and women should go this way. Isn't that so with all of you? You can always occupy this position if you go the way of loving and living for the sake of others. (194-291, 1989.10.29)

In order to restore the right of kingship. you should be able to pass without meeting obstacles in any direction; north, south, east or west. If the king were to visit your home, you must be able to welcome him at anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Even if you had to swing a long pole 360 degrees around yourself, you have to be able to do it without getting it stuck anywhere. You should always be able to welcome the king. You have to know things like this. (206-268, 1990.10.14)

If a head of state learned the Principle, what would happen? It would be only a short time before he saved the nation. Now we are entering the era of restoring the kingship. In the future, it will not be necessary for all of the citizens of a country to believe. If the president of a country fixes its constitution so that it is based on the Principle, the restoration of that nation becomes possible at once. (194-242, 1990.2.3) 

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