Sun Myung Moon's Words From 1959

Father and I

Sun Myung Moon
July 12, 1959
1971 translation

1: "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. 2: In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3: And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4: And you know the way where I am going." 5: Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?" 6: Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me. 7: If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him." 8: Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied." 9: Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, `Show us the Father'? 10: Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11: Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves. 12: "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. 13: Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; 14: if you ask anything in my name, I will do it. 15: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16: And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, 17: even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you. 18: "I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you. 19: Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will live also. 20: In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
John 14:1-20

In terms of Christianity, the human history originated from the Fall of man from its dawn. There no one's conscience can possibly deny the fact and none of us connected with the degeneration of the first parents of mankind can be thoroughly free of the existence of the relative relation of thinking. That is to say, man by himself cannot remove himself from his contradictive environment.

We feel ourselves far from being good; there appears goodness; and the higher our hope and desires, the higher our desire to fulfill goodness.

This is what has made human history spotted with variety of tragic elements.

What the saddest is that we are forced to feel the results of the Fall of man; the loss of parents, children through whom all the human beings could expect to be happy and joyful. Therefore nothing is more urgently required to every one of us than recovering the lost connections of parents and children and happiness and joy

Then what can make us catch them?

Is it possible for us to find the solution to the Fall of man by means of any philosophical interpretation or ideal for living or any ideal faith? No, none of them can save us; then how can we solve the problem of the Fall of man? Nothing but heart can hold the key for the solution, for every tragedy comes from our heart, just as the Fall of man did. There is neither rise nor fall, nor beginning nor end in heart.

As I mentioned, we lost parents and children from the beginning of our earthly history and we even lost God.

Who is God, our creator?

He is subject of all our flesh, spirit. ideas and even hearts and in other words, He is the father of man who calls us His beloved children, namely the center of our living and idea.

But due to the Fall of man, we, offspring of fallen men can call God father. But Hi is only nominally our Father, not substantially. So we have been seeking for the greatest leader in the history capable of filling in a moat between God and the current leader of our flesh and spirit, idea, living and heart.

Now, it's not the purpose of human history to overthrow fallen men. There can and should come to appear the person at the center, making the connection between father and son that God and man have been longing for. Meeting such a historical need, Jesus Christ, God's beloved son came to this world. He said, "I'm son of God and you're my brothers, I go not as I will but God wills, the country, the man and the family I want is not mine but God's. Heaven is bridegroom whereas Earth is bride. I am bridegroom and you are my bride."

Based on this saying, most Christians regard themselves as Jesus' bride, but it's not so easy to fulfil.

Nobody is entitled to be his bride but the man who goes through history, finding reality and the futurity of heart.

As a matter of fact, most of the believers in Christ hold his sayings in esteem but keep him who puts it in practice at distance, as the Jewish people waited for Messiah but did not think much of the incarnated logos, which was the most tragic event in the history.

So as to recover the connection of father and son between God and man, Jesus tried to make the people believe in God only with their heart, for God exists in our heart.

All that Jesus had was his heart to call God his father.

One may trample Jesus sayings and his life but not his heart, for his heart is an inviolable by Satan. This is the reason why it was possible for God to revive Jesus from death, and create the historical course after Jesus, which led us into the ideological sphere of Christ.

Then in the ideal world ahead, there may remain one qualified to call God father, and Jesus bridegroom or brother. The greatest gift at the end of the world for to mankind are hearts capable of making people perceive Father's character and heart toward God. Jesus said that the entire universe is within our heart, and it means that everything is connected with heart.

If the relationship between God and man is that of father and son, there should be a relation tied closely by blood between them. For Jesus, it was possible to call himself God's beloved son based on his sharing his fortunes with God centering on heart. His heart was not delivered from any logical condition.

None of the offspring of the fallen parents is qualified for the position of God's adopted son as apostle Paul said. Now that our conscience can't deny the fact, it is urgently required for us to go through God's heart, passing out of the position of adopted sons. This is more important than thorough knowledge of the Bible or any interpretation of Fall of man, so that Jesus advised us only to have incessant prayer instead of bearing in mind what he said. Sinking into the deepest heart, we can be sure to be God's other self, namely his temple.

Since heart stands above time and space and there may be no revolution, it is possible for everyone to serve Jesus as Jesus in the present, not by means of customary faith in the crucifixion, of his sayings but only through heart.

Jesus in in place of Heaven suffered for mankind but there has been none sympathetic to him.

When Jesus came to know that God's heart was more grieved and that God suffered more than Jesus himself on the threshold of crucifixion, he left all that he was to God.

Nobody can be proud of himself for his belonging to the traditional, customary faith during our long period of time. According to my spiritual experience, in the Kingdom of Heaven, there stand people lower than he who is ignorant of the Bible but devoted and grateful to everything from the bottom of his own heart.

You can and should be those regarded as God's sons and daughters; loving and yearning for Him, even after fighting for God, even though there is no praise given to you.

The heart and feeling of love is the essence and the core of the spirit world. When you pray, you will surely come to stand aloof from the physical and epistemological environment. That is why Jesus could pray for the blessing of those the hostility crucifying him. Such a heart should come to appear at the end of the world. Coming into this world with such a content, and failing to make clear its heart, Jesus is to come again to make it possible to call God "father." Frist, your flesh and spirit should be completely united with God, and once it is accomplished, you can be God's temple that enables you to share your fortune with God. Secondly, you should make God's will your own.

What does His Will mean, then? It is the Providence for Restoration of the world to as it was created prior to the Fall. Having been in the position of the adopted sons, we have been trying to become real sons. Meanwhile God has been suffering universal and historical pain, sorrow and indignation. Putting on the thorny crown and having nails driven into his hands and feet, Jesus came to realize that God's head had been covered with the thorny crown and had driven nails into his hands and feet hundreds of thousands of times.

Jesus wanted to indemnify and restore the lost life, resentment, indignation and sufferings of mankind; but Jesus was forced keep from restoring that historical grudge and indignation. Jesus could not restore the historic Fall of man and he lost his physical life, with which it was possible to get rid of Satan's claim on mankind.

Every one of us is a debtor of debtors. Korean people were the most miserable of all people during the past 6,000 years. We have neither friend nor anything to be proud of, and are the scapegoat of the ideological warfare of the American and Russian blocks. However, putting our flesh, spirit and soul into God's heart, rising above earthly life and saying, "God, our father, we are your sons and daughters and grateful to you for your making us go through your historical resentment, regret, sorrow and indignation through a variety of persecutions and hardships surrounding us" we become the race sure to be the nearest to God. 

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