- True Parents and Ourselves
- Individual salvation
- The Blessing
- Position of parents
- Time of victory
- Realm of freedom from Satan
- Three spiritual children
- The age of persecution
- The third True Parents
- Embodiment of victory
- Necessity of True Parents
- Restoration of love
- The tearful way
- Holy Wedding
- Foundation to unite Cain and Abel
- Conditions to connect the world
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Damian J. Anderson)
Subject: Rev. Sun Myung Moon - True Parents and Ourselves - Part 1 of 9
Date: 27 Jan 1995 22:47:37 GMT
Part 1 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
From God's original ideal of creation, our ancestors, Adam and Eve,
were supposed to inherit the blood lineage of goodness through their
unity with God, and hand it down to all generations. However, we have
learned from the Principle that an unexpected result came about due to
the fall of man. We now belong to the satanic world and are completely
separated from the lineage of God.
We were supposed to be born from parents of goodness but instead our
first parents were parents of evil. We have therefore established a
family, clan, society, nation and world centered upon evil. This has
to be restored and indemnified. God cannot restore everything at once;
restoration has to be dealt with in stages. Since evil multiplied
through history stage by stage, it has to be dealt with in stages in
the process of restoring it.
Going through the age of servant, the age of adopted son, the age of
true son and the age of the True Parents, God's providence has been to
indemnify each stage from the evil side to the side of God or
goodness. God has founded numerous religions, springing from the many
different racial and cultural backgrounds of mankind, and has been
working through these religions with the goal of restoring the ideal
As an analogy of God's work to create the ideal world, we can look at
the way rivers flow. From the mountains to the valleys, streams and
brooks flow in many different directions. Some flow from the west to
the east and others from the north to the south. However, they all
eventually join into a main river In the same way, God has established
many different and various types of religions which have remained
separate from one another before joining in the main current of
religion. God has been working behind the history of mankind,
inspiring the creation of many religions with many different
directions. So too the cultures of the world, with religions at their
center, have been developing gradually to support the goal of one main
A great amount of indemnity--based on the indemnity course of Adam's
family, as described in the Principle--is required to develop this
through the ages.
Cain has always been opposed to someone who is close to God. He is the
person who struck down Abel. It has always been Abel's position to be
closer to God. The fruits of that relationship have been in existence
since the fall and have affected mankind throughout history.
Even your own life is part of that legacy. If you examine your daily
life, there are times when you are Abel-like and times when you are
Cain-like. Between morning and evening of any given day, or even
within one hour, the dynamics of the Cain-Abel relationship are
working. All directions-back and front, right and left, up and
down--have something to do with the Cain and Abel relationship.
One action is closer to God and another is in opposition to God. When
you speak just one word, it could be examined as to whether or not it
is from the position of Cain or the position of Abel. You can examine
yourself and the words you speak according to this standard. If you
are speaking today in a better way than yesterday, then you are
standing today as Abel in relationship to yesterday. If you are
speaking worse today than yesterday, then today you are standing in
the position of Cain. In this kind of situation, God has been trying
to guide people to be more Abel-like and to come closer to Him.
At the same time, Satan has been trying to pull people away from God.
When we grow closer to God, we come closer to the Abel position and we
find ourselves feeling happy. But when we become drawn in Cain's
direction by the satanic domain, we feel sadness. Because of this
dynamic of the Cain and Abel relationship there has been a constant
fluctuation of joy and sadness since the beginning of human history.
Without knowing this point, happiness or sadness in our daily lives is
simply a matter of whether we gain or lose some benefit. But
ultimately happiness and sadness are determined by the Cain and Abel
dynamic. When you move forward towards the position of goodness, you
move one step closer to God. But if you retreat from God, sadness
comes into your heart according to the degree of distance you retreat
Salvation begins from the individual. One person is the beginning
point of the family and families create the society; societies create
the nation and nations create the whole world. All those different
levels are interconnected. A society is made up of many individuals;
the world consists of many nations. In order to liberate humanity from
Satan, we have to begin by liberating one person, one individual. The
liberation of the family, the nation and the world has to begin with
the liberation of individuals.
God has been trying to do this through religion. The purpose of
religion is to bring us closer to God and guide us in the direction of
God's providence. Then, what is the final purpose of God's providence?
People generally think that religion has the purpose of contributing
to the welfare of the whole world or the benefit of all people of the
world. However, religions tend to think only of their own situation
and see everything within the context of their own particular faith.
But from God's point of view, even the mission of making the whole
world better is the secondary purpose of religion. What is its primary
purpose? It is to create the True Parents on the earth. Without True
Parents no salvation is possible. Those who are born of fallen parents
have to be restored completely through rebirth by the True Parents.
Thus the most serious issue for God is how to bring the True Parents
of goodness to the earth.
Looking at the world from this viewpoint, we can see that the fallen
world has developed from the first fallen individuals to the family,
clan, society, nation and to the world. In order for God to establish
that kind of basic foundation, He has to first develop the sphere of
servants or angels. Then He has to raise that level of servant up to
the level of adopted son. From the adopted son realm, He has to bring
it up to the level of the true son.
Even within the realm of the true son, there is the issue of Cain and
Abel. Cain and Abel were born of fallen parents and they fought
against each other as fallen children. In the era when the true son
centered on God is restored, Cain and Abel must no longer struggle. We
cannot surpass the fallen world until we establish complete unity
between Cain and Abel. According to the Principle, only when we
establish the foundation of substance can we go beyond the realm of
the fallen world for the first time.
A person might be able to go beyond the fallen world up to the level
of the formation or even the growth stage, but he cannot advance
further than the growth stage unless he establishes a victorious
foundation of substance. Even if he could enter the level of
perfection, his lineage would not yet have been cleansed. Since the
satanic blood lineage has been inherited and that lineage is not yet
cleansed, we need the Messiah. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary
for fallen people to establish the foundation of faith and the
foundation of substance as the foundation to receive the Messiah. Only
through the Messiah is one able to change his blood lineage and stand
in the position of a true child of God.
Since Adam and Eve fell, there was no way for Abel and Cain to be
united in a vertical way. At the same time there was no tradition for
Adam and Eve to be united in a vertical way, because of their fall.
Only Cain and Abel stand in the position to restore the failure of
Adam and Eve. All unity was lost at the time of Adam and Eve. Those
who want to become the true sons and daughters of God have to
establish the vertical unity of parents and children. You cannot reach
perfection in the position of adopted son. You have to achieve the
position of true son in unity with God.
Every person has to move upward through all these stages to be re-
stored. Even though you may achieve the position of children, or even
if Cain and Abel achieve unity, there is no way to go all the way
vertically to God if there is no foundation of restored, unfallen
parents. Therefore, God has been trying throughout history to
establish the True Parents The True Parents will create for the first
time the way reach God Himself and for Cain and Abel to be united. In
this process of restoration, the change of blood lineage has to take
place. No one can establish this kind of thing by himself.
Part 2 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
The fall of man took place at the perfection level of the growth
stage. In order to restore the fall, we have to go the reverse way of
the fall. Adam and Eve fell through the temptation of love. As you are
following the path of restoration, and as you come closer and closer
to the perfection level of the growth stage, you will face the
temptation of love and you will have to overcome it. The tendency to
be tempted by fallen love has been inherited through generations of
fallen parents. To overcome this, mankind must be connected to the
love centered on God and the True Parents; otherwise we can never
overcome the problem of fallen love.
Those who dwell in the realm of the fallen world who have inherited
the blood lineage of the fallen parents need to welcome the True
Parents in the final stage of restoration and unite with them
vertically, in order to overcome the fallen world. This is the
teaching of the Principle.
We cannot complete this process individually. It always takes a couple
-- a man and a woman--to restore this problem of love. This explains
the necessity of the Blessing. The Blessing cannot be performed as we
wish; it starts centered on the True Parents, who are the core of the
vertical line. As a result of the victorious condition of the unity of
Cain and Abel, the True Parents can conduct this Blessing. Only
through this process can we completely overcome the fallen world.
No one advances through the stages of restoration by himself. By
receiving the Blessing, we go over the perfection level of the growth
stage and reach the formation level of the completion stage. From then
on, the blessed couple or blessed family needs a seven-year period of
time to become perfectly one with God. The three stages of
growth--that is, formation, growth, and completion--comprise 21 years.
Therefore, the blessed couple has to go through a seven-year course in
the completion stage. No one went through this stage in the past.
Each one of you has to go through a seven-year period, according to
the standard of the Principle. Therefore, after you join the
Unification Church, you have to go through a seven-year period during
which you have to restore everything that was lost due to the fall, as
well as inheriting the true parental heart which was lost because of
the fall of the first parents. As the consequence of the fall, we lost
our legacy of lordship over all created things. Moreover, the body and
heart of man were stained and claimed by Satan. All of these things
have to be restored through indemnity.
Consequently, centered upon these points--gaining dominion over all
things, becoming the substantial body of the truth, and restoring our
hearts--we have to go through the period of the completion stage and
restore them to God. This is our Principle. The time period of seven
years needed to reach the standard of perfection is equivalent to the
whole human history of 7,000 biblical years. The 7,000 years are
calculated as the 6,000 biblical years of human history plus the 1,000
years of the millennium of the Lord's reign, as described in the
Bible. Within this time period of seven years, we have to
substantially accomplish the victorious standard by restoring those
things we lost. Then we receive the Blessing and after the Blessing,
the true standard of the family is begun.
We have to restore all things, we have to restore the substantial self
back to its natural, law-abiding state, and we have to restore our
hearts. From the horizontal point of view, all material things
represent the formation stage, the substantial self represents the
growth stage, and the heart represents the stage of perfection or
completion. All of the vertical providence must also be fulfilled on
the horizontal level.
Furthermore, the level of material things corresponds to the Old
Testament era; the level of the substantial self corresponds to the
New Testament era; and the level of the heart corresponds to the
Completed Testament era. Therefore it is natural that we in the
Completed Testament era are speaking about the world of God's heart.
All these three have to be united in perfect harmony. During the era
of the Old Testament, indemnity was paid through the things of
creation. In the New Testament era, indemnity was paid through Jesus,
the substantial Son of God. Now the standard of heart has to be
established in the Completed Testament age, based upon the indemnity
victoriously paid in the former ages. The true standard of the family
can be established for the first time on the earth after all these
things are restored. That is the level we are expected to have reached
at the time of the Blessing.
The blessed families are to have their own physical children, but
before that they are supposed to have their children of faith, their
spiritual children. Spiritual children represent the embodiment of
Jesus in the spiritual world. Your physical children represent the
position of Jesus when he was alive and expecting to establish a
victorious foundation on the earth. Thus, they also represent Christ
of the Second Coming.
At this time, the Christian realm of the spirit world -- called
Paradise -- is not united with Christianity on the earth. This
situation is almost like Jesus being split into two. We are in the
position to bring unity between these two disharmonious realms. We can
set up the condition to bring about their unity through the unity
between our own physical and spiritual children. Our spiritual
children stand in the position of Cain, or the archangel; Abel, in the
position of Adam, symbolizes the realm of the physical world, and is
represented by our physical children. Unity between our spiritual
children and physical children means unity between the spiritual world
and the physical world. If your own spiritual children and physical
children are not harmoniously united, the realms of the spiritual
world and the physical world, particularly the two realms of
Christianity, will not be united. Basically, the split between the
spiritual world and the physical world came about as a result of the
division within the original family. Therefore it has to be restored
on the earth, by the unity of the spiritual and the physical children
of the blessed families.
Position of parents
It is only when Cain and Abel are united that the ideal parents can
appear. This condition of indemnity can be fulfilled when the children
of faith -- both the spiritual children and the physical ones --
become united in perfect harmony. By this condition, we can restore
the unity lost between Adam and the archangel before the fall. If such
a restoration can be accomplished, God can continually shower His love
from His position as parent. If your spiritual children and your
physical children are united into perfect oneness on the horizontal
plane, you can be restored to the position of true parents, which is
the position of the ideal love of God, for the first time.
It has been the path of the Unification Church to successfully
indemnify horizontally the vertical historical path. In order to
restore a result or consequence, you have to find out the cause that
brought about the result and reverse the process. We absolutely need
spiritual children. Adam and Eve had three archangels, who were
supposed to attend them as their servants all of their lives. Adam and
Eve could not become the perfected son and daughter of God without
them. Thus, they-are required in the restoration through indemnity
From this viewpoint, for men and women alike, three spiritual children
are needed, representing three archangels. Those three archangels have
to unite with you perfectly.
God first created the angels and archangels and then He created Adam
and Eve with the help of the unity of the angels. We have to restore
that standard ourselves. Before having physical children, spiritual
children have to be born. Physical children are to be born only on the
foundation of spiritual children, just as God created the angels first
and then created Adam and Eve second. That is the Principle. At the
time of Jesus, the nation of Israel and the religion of Judaism were
standing in the position of archangels and were supposed to have
united with him. If that had been accomplished, all God's desires
would have been realized.
The Unification Church finds itself in a situation similar to that of
the time of Jesus. When Jesus was killed, everything on the physical
plane was lost, and Christianity was born inheriting only the position
of the spiritual archangel, not the physical archangel. One mission of
the Lord of the Second Advent is to establish the unity of spirit and
body. He has to establish the conditions of indemnity to unite these
At the time of Jesus, the position of spiritual archangel was filled
by Judaism, while the physical archangel was the nation of Israel. If
the archangels had united with Abel, who was Jesus, it would have been
a completely different situation. But because Jesus was killed, the
spirit world and physical world could not be fully united. Jesus, and
all Christians, have been seeking the redemption of both spirit and
body. Therefore, they must be connected with the realm of the flesh
Part 3 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
By going the path of indemnity, we have to restore what has been lost
on the earth and unite both the physical and spiritual worlds into
one. Only through this process can the realm of Cain, symbolized by
the two archangels, be born. At this time, when the Lord comes to the
earth and establishes the individual foundation of victory on the
earth, a victorious family foundation will be formed. The sphere of
victory is not limited to one family, but that family represents world
Christianity. If the clans of the Second Coming of Christ are
restored, those clans will become clans on the worldwide level. Thus,
when the Lord of the Second Advent comes to the earth, if Christianity
does not persecute him, it would not be difficult to unite both realms
and develop God's providence.
Time of victor
This is a different age from the time of Jesus. Because of the lack of
unity between spirit and body, the purpose of the Second Coming of
Christ is to fulfill the course of indemnity to restore that disunity.
The Second Coming of Christ has to achieve the victory in spirit world
and then the victory can be gained on the earth. When he comes to the
earth, he has to bring his victory from the spirit world to be
fulfilled on the earth.
This is the same situation as when Jacob wrestled with the angel. He
first had to gain the victory over the angel in order to win the
victory over Esau, who finally surrendered to Jacob. Jesus subjugated
the archangel in order to restore through indemnity the fact that Adam
was improperly subjugated by the archangel. Jacob's subjugation of
Esau was the restoration of Abel being subjugated by Cain. And Jesus'
subjugation over the archangel was done on the earth again to
reestablish the condition of Jacob's having subjugated Esau. We have
to gain the victory in both the spiritual and physical realms.
If the people of Israel had united with Jesus, they could have
inherited both the spiritual and physical foundations of victory. But
because of the rejection and death of Jesus Christ, the spiritual
realm and physical realm were split. Now the returning Christ, like
Jacob, has to win victory in both realms. Established Christianity has
opposed the returning Christ. The struggle between the Unification
Church and traditional Christianity occurs parallel to the historical
course of the spiritual development of Christianity. That same
struggle has been the history of the Unification Church. Christianity
was born due to Jesus' spiritual victory over Satan while on the
earth, and Christianity was superior to any other religion, because of
that spiritual victory over Satan. We have gained the spiritual
victory in this new era. Although established Christianity may oppose
us, they will soon be in the position of Esau, who finally welcomed
We are living in a different time from that of Jesus. The providence
was centered on the nation during the time of Jesus, but now it is
centered on the world. The Lord of the Second Advent comes on the
worldwide level and that is a larger level than the level of Jesus'
era. Therefore, unless the world goes against him as one united body,
he will easily establish the foundation for the nation.
Jesus sought to achieve the perfection of the individual and the
perfection of the family, both spiritually and physically. Next he
sought the victory of the clan and nation, both spiritually and
physically. After he gained that victory on the national level, he was
to start the substantial realm of victory through which Rome would
surrender to him. Jesus' purpose was not only to restore the
individual and family but also to unite the nation of Israel with the
religion of Judaism. On that foundation, he was to overcome the Roman
Empire. He came to earth with that purpose.
However, Judaism and the nation of Israel did not unite with him and
he had to go the way of the cross; complete restoration could occur
only at a later time. We ourselves have to restore the standard that
was not achieved by the people at the time of Jesus. Although we may
be able to gain victory spiritually on the worldwide level, the
earthly foundation that Jesus did not establish must be realized by
us; otherwise we cannot indemnify what Jesus did not do in the past.
Jesus came in the position of parent and he came to stand on earth as
the victorious parent of the world. Since he did not complete that
role, this must be indemnified at the time of the Second Advent and
the victory must be gained. Otherwise we won't be able to go beyond
the victory of Jesus. That is what the Unification Church has been
trying to do.
Centered upon the True Parents, we have gained the victory spiritually
but we have been opposed by established Christianity; thus the failure
has not been indemnified. Jesus went beyond Judaism and established
the new teaching we call Christianity. Although it was only a
spiritual victory, he started Christianity nevertheless. In the same
sense, if established Christianity opposes the Unification Church, we
have to recreate the foundation of Christianity, according to the new
direction. Unless we do that, we won't be able to make the substantial
foundation for the restoration by indemnity.
That is what the worldwide Unification Church and I have been doing
until now. Unless we have the foundation for the clan, the family
cannot be at ease; unless the clan surrounds the family with its
protection, the family cannot dwell in peace.
Realm of freedom from Satan
Only when Abel's family is within the protection of the victorious
clan can it rest at peace for the first time. Satan cannot invade that
family. Abel's family should not be invaded by Satan because it is in
the position of the perfected Adam and Eve. Cain, who is in the
position of the fallen archangel, has to establish a victorious
foundation to win the victory over the satanic domain. Then the family
Satan is a fallen archangel, so he is not able to win the victory over
an archangel who united with God and never fell. Thus an archangel who
is on the side of God can subjugate Satan. Satan cannot invade the
protection of a God-centered archangel. Thus the victorious
Abel-sphere cannot be born unless the victorious archangel is born.
That means that Abel's family can be protected from Satan only when
restored Cain's family is born.
During Jesus' life, if his family had protected him, he could have
been at peace. If such protection had been given to Jesus, he wouldn't
have been attacked. In the Garden of Eden, if the archangel had not
fallen but had protected Adam, then Adam himself would have had no
chance to fall. If there had been a person in Cain's position who
united perfectly with Jesus, then there would have been no way for
Satan to attack Jesus.
When we examine the situation in this light, we discover that Jesus'
family did not unite with him. Mary and Joseph and his brothers and
sisters, as well as his other relatives, had nothing to do with Jesus'
mission. In fact, Jesus was a person who was virtually separated from
his family and clan. The entire family and clan should have stood in
the position to protect Jesus. If he were standing on that perfected
foundation, he would never have had to go away from his own home, and
there would have been no necessity for him to go through the three
years of public life. If the family and clan had united with him and
helped him, he would have been able to make the foundation of
bridegroom and bride on the earth, with the help of his family and
relatives. If that had happened, a new blood lineage could have been
established on the earth, centered on Jesus. The new ideal family who
did not fall and who were united with God could have been started.
However, Jesus did not have that kind of foundation and he went to the
cross. Therefore, the family who could inherit the new blood lineage
was not born at that time.
Jesus was to be in the position of True Parents. If the position of
True Parents was lost, that means all the descendants that were to be
born from the True Parents were lost because the position of the
parents was invaded.
Those who are born from fallen parents cannot go over their fallen
standard. Christians, although gathering underneath the cross of Jesus
Christ throughout the world, are not able to go forward and consummate
God's will for the whole world.
Once individuals are united completely with the returning Lord and
attend him absolutely, then they have to create a special clan
centered upon the Lord. That special clan has to have a higher
standard than the clan which surrounded Jesus Christ. That clan could
not fulfill its mission to shield Jesus. This special clan should
create a heartistic foundation and be called the new Israel. The
heartistic foundation is the prerequisite for the substantial
foundation of the worldwide level. Restoration through indemnity can
be accomplished through that foundation. At the time of the Second
Advent Christ must create the standard of the family. In order for him
to create that standard, the Unification movement has to create the
clan who can risk their lives to shield his family from the enemy.
Without that, the Lord won't be able to start his family.
Part 4 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
This was the significance of the Holy Wedding in 1960. The Unification
Church was born as a new religious organization, and even if the
secular world and established Christianity itself oppose the
Unification Church, our church has created the sphere of the clan to
shield the family of the returning Christ.
When the condition was made for the creation of a clan able to shield
the family of the Second Coming of Christ at the risk of their lives,
then the true Holy Wedding could be conducted for the first time in
history. Since the true family was created, it has gradually been
expanded to the sphere of clan and society. Established Christianity
has been declining at the same time the Unification Church has been
moving up. As a result of Judaism not uniting with Jesus, he did not
establish a family, clan, society or nation centered on God. The
Unification movement has to restore all of those failures and develop
far beyond what happened at the time of Jesus.
Three spiritual children
That is the history of the development of the Unification Church. What
did we do next centered on the true family after 1960? If Jesus had
established his own family, he could have formed his clan and tribe.
Then, if Jesus' disciples had restored the same position that he stood
on, they could have become members of his tribe. Therefore, if Jesus
had married an ideal spouse and established a family, Jesus' disciples
could have married their ideal spouses and established families. In
this way, Jesus could have formed a new tribe within the nation of
Israel and the religion of Judaism. The clan of true sons of God
centered on Jesus' children that could have been established after
Jesus' Holy Wedding is completely different from the clan of
Christians that was in actuality established as God's adopted children
in the fallen domain. When Jesus' children were to be born, there
would have been the families of the 12 apostles who could perfectly
unite with Jesus' children.
You joined the Unification Church at different times in your life.
Some joined when you were 20 years old, some when you were 30 years
old, and some joined even after the age of 50. Before that, you lived
in the secular world, within the domain of Satan. According to the
original ideal, Adam and Eve were supposed to have a certain innate
foundation. In order to restore that foundation, all of you joined the
Unification Church after you were already born and then you witnessed
to restore spiritual children. As a result of this, you have created
the foundation of Cain and Abel. In your case, there was no innate
foundation made for you before you were born, so you have to restore
it through indemnity. The way to do this is as follows: you must have
spiritual children who attend and unite with your physical children
even before their birth. Unless you are clear about this, you cannot
understand the course of restoration at all.
When the spiritual children unite and serve the physical children of
their spiritual parents, even while they are still in the womb, that
is the restoration condition of the three archangels uniting with
Adam, who was created by God. Thus you need more than just spiritual
children; you need your own physical children as well. You joined the
Unification Church when you were more than 20 or 30 years old, and
established the horizontal foundation by witnessing and gaining
spiritual children. But those are Cain and Abel relationships, on the
level of the archangel. The foundation to be restored as parents is
not indemnified yet. How can we indemnify that foundation? The
foundation is indemnified when your three spiritual children serve
your physical children even in the womb. In that way, you can restore
the earthly foundation of the three archangels willingly attending
Adam while he was being created. Unless you go through this course,
the family of the perfection level will not be able to appear.
Therefore, after the Blessing you will give birth to your own
children. By the time your children are conceived, you have to have
three spiritual children willing to attend the child that will be born
from your womb. Those who are born from blessed parents have to be
protected by those spiritual children until they get married, or until
they reach the age of 21. The spiritual children can never allow the
blessed children of their spiritual parents to fall.
The archangels had the mission of protecting Adam and Eve and to help
them become the ideal couple. The spiritual children have the same
mission as the archangels. God has harbored deep grief and sorrow be-
cause of the fall of Adam and Eve. Spiritual children have to fulfill
the archangelic mission of protecting the blessed children from
falling. Otherwise there is no way for spiritual children to be
restored to God s side.
I am talking about the relationship between spiritual parents and
spiritual children. Only when your spiritual children fulfill such a
mission in relationship with you and your physical children can you
finally restore the position of parents, centered on your children.
That is the same thing as Adam and Eve being restored through Abel.
Thus the blessed parents can perfect themselves through the second
generation, their children, just as the fallen parents, Adam and Eve,
could have been restored through their child, Abel. This is the way
restoration by indemnity takes place.
Therefore you should not conceive your physical children unless you
have your spiritual children. You are not qualified to give birth to
and love your own children without three spiritual children. This is
the way of the Principle. The principle of restoration is to reverse
the direction of the fall to the original direction, with utmost
preciseness, and to put it into the proper direction. That is why you
absolutely need your spiritual children. In reality, you need them
even more than you need the Messiah.
You are loved by God; still, to seek after God's love should not be
your concern. If you are loved by God, you are standing in the
position of Abel. Abel is in the position of Adam, so he must have
three archangels supporting him. Only when three archangels completely
attend Adam can the position of unfallen Adam be restored. If those
three archangels dominate Adam and he fears them, the restoration of
Adam before the fall can never take place.
The age of persecution
After you join the Unification Church and come to know the will of God
and begin to experience the love of God, you are in the position of
Abel and under the guidance of various good spirits. If you joined at
20 years old, you became an Abel at 20 years old. If you joined when
you were 30, you became an Abel at that age. When you restore your
spiritual children, you are allowed to restore the Cain and Abel
relationship at the level of your age group. You cannot restore your
past, so you must restore that in another way, by going through your
children. Your three spiritual children must attend your physical
children from the time they are still in the womb until they get
married. Unless you establish this kind of tradition, perfect
restoration cannot take place.
I myself have to follow that course and you must go that way too. If I
have a mission on the worldwide level, you can take on the mission of
the national level. I must fulfill one stage higher I will create the
victorious foundation on the worldwide level. The victorious realm of
indemnity on the worldwide level has been created by expanding the
foundation. That is the third worldwide course.
Individual perfection requires Cain and Abel. When you joined the
Unification Church, you could begin to receive the love of God in a
more direct way. The person who receives the greater love of God is
automatically in the position of Abel. But Abel's position cannot be
created by Abel alone; Abel cannot be created without Cain. Cain was
born before Abel, and Cain has certain elements of evil by which he
opposes Abel. By the same token, the archangel was born before Adam.
Just as the archangel invaded Adam, you will be attacked individually
if you are standing in the position to be loved by God. Throughout
history Satan has been persecuting religious people, particularly
followers of Christianity. He persecutes families and clans which are
religious. Therefore you too will receive persecution on the levels of
the individual, family, clan and society That is how you can win and
make advances--by being persecuted.
If you as an individual receive persecution on the worldwide level,
the complete victory of the individual is won. Your persecution cannot
be limited to just one small village; it has to be on the worldwide
level. Thus even if you are receiving persecution within one small
village, you will be receiving persecution on the worldwide level. The
aim of persecution on the world level is the attack on life itself. If
your life is attacked, that is certainly a personal thing but it is
also on the worldwide level.
Part 5 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
If you dedicate your life for the sake of building the Kingdom of God,
when you receive persecution from an individual person, you will be
standing in the position of Abel on the worldwide level. So dedicate
yourself to God, even unto death.
During the time period of dedication of seven or even 21 years, you
cannot look back. If you begin to think, "Maybe I shouldn't have
joined or gotten involved in doing God's will," then you will get
invaded and hooked by Satan. If you have that kind of attitude, then
it will require another seven years to complete the course of
restoration. Even Jacob needed 21 years in order to gain his family
from his uncle Laban. If you cannot fulfill in seven years, it will
require a 21-year course. The Unification Church is in a 21-year
course from 1960 to 1981. Even world famous historians are saying that
a new era has dawned since 1960.
The third True Parents
Some of your ancestors may have killed their own parents; some killed
their brothers; there are many kinds of people in your lineage. There
has been killing among clans for many thousands of years. At this time
the past history of thousands of years of sinfulness is being
manifested; everyone is becoming individualistic. God does not exist
for many people and they do not care about their society or their
world. All they are interested in is themselves. That is the condition
of today's world.
All of you are influenced by this, too. Generally speaking, the more
developed a nation becomes, the more individualistic it becomes.
Individualism is the locomotive that pulls everything to Satan's side.
The individualistic world is the archangelic world. The more a society
becomes individualistic, the more people lose touch with the nation
the family and God. The world is disintegrating through
self-centeredness and individualism.
Therefore, in order to walk the path of indemnity we must go from the
level of the individual, to the family, clan and tribe. We need at
least 12 families to create a clan. The clan then multiples into a
tribe and into a people. After establishing one tribe, you aim for the
creation of a nation. In the fallen world, God's people have to win
over another people to establish their own nation. That is the way of
restoration. But in order for God's nation to come about, God's people
have to break through the dominion of the satanic realm. In the
satanic world, a new nation cannot be born unless a ruling group is
overcome by another group.
Likewise, the course of restoration goes the same path. One people- of
God has to be created in the midst of the satanic world, which can
gain victory in the face of those who oppose them, in order to create
the new nation of God's principle. In the same way, Jesus could have
created an excellent nation, surpassing any nation in the satanic
world, which-could have subjugated the Roman Empire, which was Cain on
the worldwide level. That would have been the final point in the
providence of God.
Jesus was the second true man, sent by God to the world to become a
true parent, due to the fall of the first parents. At this time, we
have to restore the failure to receive that second parent, in order to
receive the third parents in a victorious way In order to achieve a
victory, the second parent was supposed to completely restore the
failure of the first parents, Adam and Eve. But Jesus had to die
without doing that. That is why the providence had to be postponed to
the third time. Christ at the Second Coming is in the position of the
third parent. He must physically and spiritually restore the position
of the first parents, as well as Jesus and the Holy Spirit, who came
as the second parents.
It is necessary and natural that the children have to go through the
indemnity course. The reason the restoration of Cain and Abel is so
important is that the coming of the True Parents is so important.
My speech today is entitled, "True Parents and Ourselves." True
Parents are the embodiment of the ultimate hope in human history, as
well as the ultimate victory. All the peoples of the world have to
seek for this central point of historical hope. You Japanese people
must not be too attached to Japan. Japan is something like an inn that
you stop by on your way to the destination. The goal of history is
neither the nation nor the world. The core of the providence is of
course to save the world, but in order to save the world, the Parents
of goodness have to establish the perfect foundation on this earth.
Without the True Parents, there is no way to save the nation and the
world in a perfect way.
Therefore, what is the true hope of history? It is not for a nation or
even the world, but it is for the True Parents. You really must
understand this very clearly. You cannot be nationalistic or hold on
to your own world view. Even though you may have concern about your
own race, you are allowed to do so only after you have inherited the
lineage of the True Parents. Only after you inherit the blood lineage
of the True Parents can you create your own clan, your society.
Without receiving the True Parents, nothing can be accomplished.
Please understand this very clearly.
The Japanese Unification Church does not have a mission just for the
sake of the nation of Japan. You may think that your country will
become the central country of the world; all people want that for
their own country because they want the very best for their country.
But merely wishing will not bring about the goal. With that viewpoint,
there is no hope for the country; darkness will come instead. People
will realize when they come to a dead end that they made a wrong
decision and will have to turn around. But in order to turn around,
they will have to use a new method and find a new way.
God has been using the Unification movement to push those who don't
know the way toward perfection through restoration, beginning with the
individual and through the clan and the nation. Democracy cannot save
the world and neither can communism. But they keep on going, and as
they do, they experience more and more confusion and chaos. So they
have to realize that they do not know the way to go. Everybody,
including the people at the top and those at the bottom of society,
has to go back to the original point to find the new direction. God
wants to establish the foundation for the restoration of the
individual, clan, society and nation behind the scenes, while the
world is going through this confusion and mess. He wants to make the
bridge for the world to come to the level of the foundation for
But when the people of the world finally realize that this is the only
way and they rush this way all of a sudden, that might be the most
difficult time in history. Why is that? Because when everyone wants to
follow the way of the Unification Church, there might be many
accidents as they crash together! People will desperately want to get
in, but we will say that nobody can get in without a permit. That kind
of time will come.
Embodiment of victory
When you observe the reality of the world around us, you can see
without a doubt that these are truly the Last Days. The Unification
Church members have learned that the world will become like this. But
the True Parents are not like some rich and famous parents in one of
your villages. Though there are masters or leaders in every nation,
like the emperor of Japan, they are only temporary, like the
innkeepers of a hotel in which you stay overnight. In order to unite
the world and mankind into one, we must welcome our True Parents. The
True Parents are the embodiment of the historical hope. By paying the
indemnity for everything, they embody the victory for everything. You
have to realize this. You cannot replace the True Parents with all of
Those who contributed to the providence of God in the past are all in
spirit world; you people living now did not accomplish this. Those
people in spirit world are also seeking the True Parents. But they
cannot have a direct connection with the True Parents at this time;
access to the True Parents is limited to those people on the earth.
Those who have gone to the spirit world play the role of the angels.
Therefore, the people here in the physical world who receive their aid
are equivalent to the world of Adam and Eve at the time of creation.
In order to prepare for the True Parents to come, many people have
been mobilized for the restoration through indemnity. Because the
archangel fell, the realm of the archangels must be restored for the
sake of Satan, the fallen archangel. Therefore, those spirit persons
who have restored the realm of the archangels can be regarded as the
archangels in the realm of servants. Not only the spirit persons but
also you yourselves are in the position of the archangel. The mission
of the archangel has been carried out by three main religions. An
example is Islam, whose symbol is the Koran in the left hand and the
sword in the right hand. This doesn't reach the essence of religion.
It is a Cain-like religion.
Part 6 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
The main three religions can be considered to be three archangels. In
that realm, Jesus is taking the central role. So the time has come
when, in our battle against Satan, Jesus can be the great general to
drive out the satanic spirits, and we can establish a foundation on
earth. The Blessing has been given now to Christ, and the Blessing has
been given also to the people in the position of Cain. Through this,
for the first time on the earth, we established the victorious
foundation to be able to drive out satanic spirits, by mobilizing all
the spirits who can influence people on the earth. In that way we can
bring those who are under the control of Satan closer to the direction
In a short period of time, the world will turn around. So far there
have been numerous religions, each going through a difficult path. But
that was the preparation to establish the foundation for the True
Parents to be born. The True Parents are the perfected Adam and Eve;
therefore everybody who was born before them is in the position of
archangel. That is why all the religious movements which were born
prior to the Unification Church are in the archangelic position.
Therefore, isn't it wonderful to be in the Unification Church?
Although you may be persecuted for being in the church, what you have
here is very wonderful.
You may be just a tiny bird but you will gradually grow up to become
an eagle; you will have many feathers and you will be able to fly. You
can fly all over the world and see it all beneath you. Because you are
just a tiny baby right now, many things could shake you; but after you
grow and we are able to establish one nation, nothing will be able to
To establish that one nation, we don't choose from just one race; we
will mobilize all the races of mankind, all over the world, including
black, white and yellow people. For that reason, the nation of America
has been chosen as an archangelic nation. America has had 200 years of
blessing. In 1976, the nation of America will celebrate its
bicentennial. But the blessing of America has a 200-year limit. It is
the Principle point of view that a crisis will come to America after
the year 1976. Without God, America could not have become such a
leading nation in the world within 200 years. Her 200-year history
symbolizes the indemnity of the 2,000 years of Christianity.
America has developed herself as a world power and transcends nation-
ality and race. Thus the Japanese people can immigrate and become part
of the American people instantly. America is to become the Kingdom of
God in the future. Soon you will be able to get into the Kingdom of
God and work as the people of that nation. If Christianity had
welcomed and united with me, it would have been restored as the realm
of Abel at once. However, established Christianity persecuted me and
struck the side of God; therefore, it was vulnerable to be struck by
Satan. This is why communism was able to gain power and attack the
The People's Republic of China is standing in the position of satanic
Eve. Japan, who is in the position of Eve on God's side, restored
itself economically to the worldwide level in the past 20 years;
likewise Red China, in the position of satanic Eve, became a part of
the world scene in 20 years. In 1950, the United Nations condemned Red
China as an invader. But after 20 years, she was accepted in the
United Nations and came back to the world scene as a welcomed nation.
The reputation and treatment of Red China was completely reversed in
just 20 years.
We can look at the Unification Church from that point of view; we may
go the same path within 20 years. The second seven-year course will
end in 1974. It is the Principle point of view that the Unification
Church will come to the worldwide level after the second seven-year
course is over. In that time period, the world will go through a lot
of turmoil. Centered on Japan, America and Soviet Russia and Red China
will struggle against each other In that kind of turmoil, the one who
has to row the boat and bring it into harbor is the Unification
movement. We are trying to survive and not be shipwrecked. The person
who controls the boat is the True Father. The world has been
influenced by the standard of the True Parents. Everything in God's
providence has been influenced by the standard of the True Parents.
God Himself needs the True Parents. Without them, terrible things
could happen. The True Parents are the highest hope for God. The
outside world doesn't realize what a wonderful world is contained
within the Unification Church, the world of the True Parents.
Necessity of True Parents
We can come to the conclusion that every one of you needs the True
Parents. I know this principle very well, even though you don't. How
much do you need True Parents? Although God is an omnipotent God, do
you know how much God needs True Parents? He needs them absolutely.
How much do you think those billions of spirits that are in the spirit
world need True Parents? They need True Parents absolutely. Until True
Parents are born on the earth, the spirit persons in the archangelic
world must do everything they can to help the earth. They will be in
tears, waiting for God to send the True Parents. The mission of the
archangel is to pioneer the way of indemnity. Before Adam was
perfected, the archangel fell. That is why we have to establish the
sphere of archangels who are perfected and who did not fall in the
providence of God. When we talk about restoration, it is not only the
restoration of Adam and Eve; we have to restore the archangel as well.
From now on, we will have the foundation to go forward into the future
without sadness and mourning. There will be no foundation of indemnity
to sigh about or moan about. Your descendants will be in a wonderful
position. Actually, there is a deadline. Those who didn't enter the
Unification movement by a certain time will cry with so many tears
that their eyes will hurt. In God's providence, there is always a
conditional time period. That is why the first, second and third
seven-year courses are very important. All of you have to realize
To be united with the True Parents, each one of you has to cleanse
your past sins on your own. If you have a lot of past sins, it will be
difficult. Please cleanse all of your past sins very quickly. Those
who have sins cannot be united with the True Parents. You have to
cleanse the historical sins first. You have to cleanse the stains in
your blood lineage which were inherited historically from your
ancestors. You have to examine yourself in the course of your life of
faith in the church and compare it with the course of God's
providence. You have to repent for whatever wrongs you did, and
cleanse yourself of them. Then you can become the ancestors of
goodness for the future. In order to become the ancestors of goodness,
you cannot leave any burden of your sins to your descendants. If you
become an ancestor who leaves a burden of sins to your descendants,
you won't be able to enter the realm where our True Parents can take
The blessed families in the Unification movement have to indemnify
everything and start anew. You can be the proud ancestor in the eyes
of your descendants because you are pioneering the way of indemnity
earlier than anyone else in the course of restoration. You are
shouldering the indemnity for the racial and national levels. If one
true nation is established for the first time in history, then real
peace on the earth and eternal peace in spirit world will be created.
At that time, we will be the target of attention of the whole world.
All of you have to cleanse all the sins of the past, as well as the
present, not for just your own sake but for the sake of your
descendants. The best way to cleanse the sins from the past is to
fight against Satan. That is the first condition -- you have to be the
person who can win over Satan. You have to diminish the power of Satan
to the point that he cannot come after you anymore. You have to make
Satan give up on you. That is what the Principle teaches us.
The Principle teaches you what condition is necessary to subjugate
Satan. You make Satan surrender in the satanic world by taking three
people in the Cain position and raising them up to be willing and
dedicated protectors. The archangel was supposed to risk his life to
protect Adam before the fall. Also, the disciples were supposed to
protect Jesus to that extent. The position of the true victorious Cain
is not achieved when he runs away at the time of hardship, as did the
disciples when Jesus was to be crucified.
The true spiritual children cannot be the kind of people who run away
from the situation when it gets rough. They have to shield you at the
risk of their lives. The spiritual children are the people who must
stand up for you, even at the time of crucifixion. They are the three
archangels who gain the victory. You must raise up such people. Doing
that is actually three or seven times more difficult than raising your
Part 7 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
Restoration of love
Who began false love? It began from the archangel, Satan. In order to
restore that love, you have to take it away from the satanic archangel
by loving your spiritual children In the archangelic position and by
bringing them back to God as True Parents have done. By loving your
spiritual children first and by then loving your own physical
children, your position as parents can be restored. That love has to
be taken back from the satanic domain. Satan took it away from God and
you have to reverse that process. You must seek out and gain spiritual
children from the satanic sphere, raising them up to be in the
victorious archangelic position; they must unite with you completely.
Then you can establish the position to love them as God loves them.
Because of the corruption of love in the fall, we lost true love. Thus
we have to have the love which is way beyond any fallen standard. How
much do you think we should love our spiritual children? You have to
love them much more than fallen parents love their own physical
children. Otherwise, you will not be able to restore them. Fallen
parents have the love of fallen people for their children and you have
to have a love of a higher standard than theirs. Without that, you
won't be able to pull your spiritual children out of the satanic
Because they were pulled away from God by love, people have to be
pulled back by love. Only upon the victorious foundation of loving
your spiritual children can you love your own physical children. This
is the formula. I have been living that way throughout my life. Even
if you have your own physical children, you should not live together
with them unless your spiritual children are restored.
At the time of Jesus, God wanted man to restore that standard of love.
God wanted to see the spiritual children of Jesus who were willing to
go with him to the cross. In the same way, you must establish the
foundation of raising up spiritual children who are willing to
sacrifice themselves for the sake of your physical children. Without
that, you won't be able to love your own physical children. There is
nothing more valuable than spiritual children.
If each of you, in Adam and Eve's position, restores three spiritual
children, we are talking about eight people all together. Then you
will be able to establish the restored foundation for Adam's family
with God's love. But they all come from the fallen world; none of them
are born from the original love of God. The original world belongs to
those who are born from the original love of God. The era of
perfection will come only through the children who are born through
the love of God.
Then a blessed family will establish Parent's Day for their own
family. They will also establish their own Children's Day and Day of
All Things. Finally, they have to establish God's Day. I am
responsible for the worldwide level, but your mission is to gain the
victory up to the level of the nation, through clans and tribes. You
may not have realized how difficult the work of restoration was.
Because of this difficulty, God has had to work for 6,000 biblical
years. There has been no one in history who could understand this
formula in such a precise way.
Because the fall of man was brought about by human beings, restoration
and indemnity have to be done by people, too. It is the Principle that
those who commit crimes have to indemnify their crimes by themselves.
The first parents became fallen, false parents; because of that,
mankind needs the True Parents. Otherwise, there is no way for history
to go back to God. The ones who bring the solution for the whole
restoration are the True Parents. The True Parents cannot be replaced,
even by a million or a billion other people.
You have to be able to say, "I will risk my life serving the True
Parents." Jesus declared the same thing in the Bible when he said,
"Whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life
for my sake will find it." That is the starting point, the turning
point. Those in the Unification Church who want to be happy will not
be able to find happiness unless you feel, "Before I can be happy, my
Parents have to be happy." Unless you think like this, your own
happiness can never come to you. You have to feel, "Unless God becomes
happy, nothing in the universe can be happy."
In order to indemnify your sins according the Principle, you must
cleanse your past as well as your present sins. You have to straighten
yourself out by the Principle. The most dreadful thing you can be told
in the Unification Church is, "Don't witness." The most dreadful thing
is if you cannot bring your own spiritual children. On the other hand,
that is the most desirable thing for Satan.
The tearful way
Do you want your own physical children? Do you need physical children?
Without them, mankind will perish. Nothing will remain after you are
gone. It is the natural formula to become parents and then pass your
life on for the sake of the future. That is why people get married --
in order to leave behind descendants. But if you cannot love your
spiritual children, you have no right to love your physical children.
That is the way of restoration.
In order to subjugate Satan, you cannot be forgiven by just asking,
"Heavenly Father, please forgive me." You have to shed tears in order
to return to God. You have to feel pain of your face swollen from
crying. You even have to feel the pain in your stomach. This is the
realistic situation. You have to shed tears in repentance for your
sins. That is very important for each one of you. We have to go this
way not just for the sake of ourselves but for the sake of our country
and for the sake of the world. We cannot escape the path of suffering
in order to gain victory over the nation. We cannot escape from
struggle, either on the internal level or the external level.
The Unification Church has to go this way from the individual level,
the family level, to the clan and national level. You have to realize
that, before our time, much sacrificial indemnity was paid by the many
Christians who shed their-blood and tears for God's providence. You do
not know how many tears the True Parents have shed. But you cannot
help shedding tears if you realize that the True Parents are still in
that difficult position. The situation of the True Parents is also the
situation of God.
You have committed your sins in the past and the present and you might
weep because of that, but you haven't felt repentance deeply enough.
After repentance, you should cry tears of deepest gratitude because
you are going back to God to be restored. Without such tears, you
cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
This is the way that God and mankind can meet. If you lost the True
Parents, you would surely feel deep pain. God had a tearful heart when
His son, Jesus, had to go the way of death. Then he sent the third
Adam, the Second Coming of Christ. God has been centering His
providence on Christianity for the past 2,000 years. The history of
Christianity has always been a history of shedding blood. There has
been great persecution against Christians everywhere.
Before I performed the Holy Wedding in 1960, I held the engagement
ceremony for three families among the 36 Couples. And at the time of
the Holy Wedding, I also gave the Blessing to those families. That
signifies the condition being set for Peter, James, and John, to stand
in God's ideal realm, centering upon Jesus. The victorious,
inseparable foundation was made. But we received the most severe
persecution and opposition at that time.
Jesus was persecuted by the nation, by the priests, by everyone.
Unless we are in the same situation as Jesus was, the restoration
cannot be done. This is why the entire Korean nation was mobilized to
persecute us. The entire nation and the entire people tried to destroy
the Unification Church, but we were not destroyed. Until the day
before the Holy Wedding, people kept writing letters to the department
of state security and the police requesting the arrest of Reverend
Moon. But in cooperation with President Hyo Won Eu in 1960, the Holy
Wedding was held. The environment was like a battleground, not a
peaceful kind of setting to return joy and glory to God. It was a real
battle. We held the Wedding while hearing voices opposing us from
outside the gates. By doing this, the Unification Church gained the
victory in the midst of battle. Good won over evil. If we had not done
so, God couldn't have rejoiced.
With the three families, we have established the foundation which
Jesus wanted to establish 2,000 years ago. The three families are the
central families which indemnify everything in history.
In this period, I have to indemnify everything from the time of the
first Adam and the second Adam. My mission is to indemnify the
completion spheres of the Old Testament age, the New Testament age,
and the Completed Testament age. Therefore, I cannot ignore history,
particularly from Adam's family to Jacob. At the time of Jacob, the
sphere of the adopted son finally began. Centering on the sphere of
Israel, the Messiah could be sent. Before the sphere of the chosen
people there was the sphere of the adopted son. Before that, there was
the sphere of the servant. In restoration through indemnity, I have to
indemnify the age of the servant and the age of the adopted son. I
have to indemnify all of history.
Part 8 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
History includes, first of all, the course from Adam's family through
Noah to Jacob's family. The extension of Jacob's course was Moses'
course. The extension of Moses' course was Jesus' course. Therefore,
the first foundation was Jacob's and that was the foundation of the
adopted son. Before the Israelites could welcome the true son, they
had to go through the age of indemnity on the racial level. The person
who represented this age was Moses.
The Israelites had to gain victory on the racial level, not just on
the family level. The people of Israel were sent to Egypt and they had
to create the victorious foundation. Moses' course was the foundation
of racial victory which inherited Jacob's victory on the family level.
In Jesus' age, the national foundation was created, which was the
enlargement of the racial level. This is the way history develops; the
most important thing is the restoration of all of history.
The first 12 families symbolize the Old Testament age, the second. 12
families symbolize the New Testament age, and the third 12 families
symbolize the Completed Testament age. The Old Testament age families
symbolized those who had been married before God's blessing. The New
Testament age families symbolized those who wished to be married but
could not be. The Completed Testament age is the age when God's desire
for the Blessing is completed.
The starting point is the family. God dispensation of restoration
traced back to the age of Jacob. Jacob's age was the age of suffering.
I must first restore the level of servant and the level of adopted
son. The national level of the sphere of the adopted son was the time
period from Moses to Jesus. The true son -- Jesus -- did not totally
succeed. He was standing in the position which symbolizes three things
-- servant, adopted son and true son. My victory is not only for one
generation. It is the perfection of the family that encompasses three
The 36 Couples restore Adam's family and the 12 generations centering
upon Cain and Abel up until Noah. They also restore Noah's family and
the 10 generations centering upon Noah up until Abraham, extended to
12 generations through Isaac and Jacob. The righteous ancestors
between the ages of Noah and Abraham could not have established this
age if they had been taken by Satan. In Jacob's family, for the first
time, the individual level was restored vertically. Jacob's 12
families were the first ones to restore the formation and the growth
stages on the earth.
What is the significance of the 36 Couples? It is as if our ancestors
came to earth again with physical bodies and got the victory they did
not accomplish before in the course of restoration. As the result of
their victory, they have indemnified the heartistic aspect of history,
which had been stained by Satan. From the point of view of
restoration, the perfected man must be The one who has inherited the
blood lineage of God, that is, God's heart. The ancestors of mankind
should have established such a standard. Now the victorious restored
human ancestors are the 36 Couples.
Foundation to unite Cain and Abel
Then what are the 72 Couples? In order to restore the family
completely, Cain and Abel families must become one. In order for Adam
and Eve to be restored before God perfectly, they must stand on the
foundation of unity between Cain and Abel. The position of Adam and
Eve is the position of parents. For the position of the parents to
stand in front of God perfectly, they must first restore the
foundation of Cain and Abel. The 36 Couples stand in the position of
ancestors. The ancestors must stand on the foundation of a family in
which Cain and Abel became one. And the Cain and Abel aspects of the
36 Couples are the 72 Couples. The 72 Couples correspond to the 70
disciples of Jesus. The 72 Couples become the foundation in which the
sphere of indemnity on the earth is completed.
Since Cain and Abel's family became one centering upon the ancestors'
family through the Blessing of the 72 Couples, we completed the
restoration required in the family level of the history. By this
Blessing, for the first time on the earth, both stages centered upon
God were established on the earth. And if we line up the three stages
of restored families, they become the four position foundation,
centering upon God. Therefore, the center of the standard could be
established. By the victorious unity of the 36 Couples and 72 Couples,
the central point of God's dispensation has been determined. Since
they have accomplished the victorious realm of the central ancestors,
restoration could be achieved horizontally.
Centering upon this standard, the Blessing of 124 Couples was
performed. After the crucifixion of Jesus, at the Pentecost, the Holy
Spirit came down. At that time, 120 disciples gathered, united and
prayed. As a result, they could welcome the Holy Spirit, who could
come only on the level of the nation. This is the foundation of a
spiritual national level. Therefore 120 symbolizes 120 nations.
We were establishing these foundations until around 1967 to 1968.
There is no accidental indemnity in history. Everything is worked out
internally and externally through significant numbers. The number 124
symbolizes the world's nations, the formation stage of the world
level. The Blessing of 124 Couples means the foundation of the ideal
family, combining everything into one. The number was originally 120;
however I added four more couples. The four couples represent families
who were already married. If I had not done so, married couples could
not have found the way to go back to God's Kingdom. So there were 124
families, including four blessed families who symbolize the gates of
east, west, north, and south.
Until now, religions have been longing to fulfill ideal family
relationships. But actually, religions have encouraged the single
life. The ideal of the family appeared for the first time in this age,
and has been expanding to the national and worldwide levels. When the
victorious foundation is extended horizontally, it becomes the 124
Jesus' three apostles, 12 apostles, 70 disciples, and 120 disciples
could not form ideal families of God on the earth and they all passed
away. When we restore them by paying indemnity on the earth we can
complete the sphere of the first Adam and the second Adam on the
earth. Since all material things were lost through the fall of man, we
had the task of choosing 120 Holy Grounds on the world level in 1965
through which all things can return to God's side. We dedicated Holy
Grounds through praying and implanting stones and soil from Korea in
them. Without the foundation for all things, the stage of God's
activity could not be set. The 120 Holy Grounds established the
foundation of the victory of 40 years centered upon 40 nations; they
became the foundation for the True Parents' victory on the world
level. By the establishment of 120 Holy Grounds in 40 nations, the way
to restore all things and reach heaven was opened on the world level.
The first seven-year course ending in October 1967 laid the perfect
foundation for fulfilling the purpose of creation. In 1968, standing
in the victorious position of unity with God and with the True
Parents, we could establish God's Day. So in seven years we welcomed
God's Day, Parents' Day, Children's Day, and The Day of All Things. By
paying indemnity we could return to the original position and enter
into the worldwide era.
Conditions to connect the world
Centering upon me, members are trying to do their best in every
country of the world. You Japanese cannot establish your condition as
an Eve nation unless you work hard wholeheartedly for three years by
uniting material things, yourself, and heart, and by restoring the
victorious foundation which I created in the Adam nation. The
Unification Church of Japan must indemnify on the national level
Jesus' inability to welcome Eve in his three-year course. Before this
time, I never gave orders to the Japanese members. After the
three-year course, I am thinking about building apartment houses to
solve housing problems for the blessed families and other practical
things. We must solve many things by 1974.
The Blessing of 430 Couples set the conditions to connect the world.
Prior to the 430 Blessing we indemnified things within the Unification
Church in Korea. However, we had not yet established the indemnity
condition on the national level. For this purpose of national
redemption the Blessing of 430 Couples was held. That Blessing fell on
the 4,300th year of Korean history; 430 also corresponds to the 430
years the Israelites suffered in Egypt. I longed to restore the ideal
of the liberation of the people of Israel.
Part 9 of 9
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7,1972--Tokyo, Japan
Blessing 430 couples opened the way for the entire people of Korea to
be able to stand on God's will. It is the path to fulfill ideal family
relationships. The way centered on the individual ideal is not the
focus for religion today. We, in the Unification Church, must spread
the ideal of the family throughout the entire nation and must pay the
historical, substantial indemnity in one generation.
Four and three become 12 when multiplied and seven when added. The
number four corresponds to the east, west, north and south. The number
three symbolizes the formation, growth, and completion stages. Since I
made the national standard, I had to create the foundation for ideal
families in foreign countries as well. In 1969, during the second
world tour, I blessed 43 Couples and connected Korea to the world.
These 43 Couples from 10 nations expanded the ideal of the family to
The world will move ahead step by step by entering into the fortune of
the Unification Church. In 1970, I blessed 777 Couples. It would be no
good if I gave only Koreans the Blessing. That was the first Blessing
for 777 families on the world level held in Korea. Centering upon the
ideal of the family, the way was opened for any nation in the world to
return to God and share in the fortune of the Unification Church. It
doesn't matter whether nations to the north or south or on the left or
right come against us. We will continue to multiply.
Theoretically speaking, we no longer even have to witness. Without
witnessing the world could still be restored. We could take everybody
to one state in America. It is not necessary to sweat, to shed blood
and to do such hard work. We could have children, form a new race, and
establish the national level. A nation will naturally come about. Our
children will be blessed and the foundation of the new blood lineage
will spread beyond the race and beyond the nation.
In the future we can assemble blessed families and educate them to
overcome differences between East, West, North or South. I am thinking
about creating schools for blessed children as well: from kindergarten
through college. A blessed child's highest desire will be to study in
his homeland. If Japanese parents create such schools, it will be
their greatest historical pride. Then the new culture, and the new
world will be born.
We have had to go the way of indemnity on the world level centering
upon the True Parents. You have completed the standard of indemnity on
the world level internally and externally, although you were not aware
of it. I have raised the flag before the world. Even if I died now, I
have completed what Jesus left unfulfilled. Even if I die, God's world
will certainly overcome the satanic world. The world is my stage, and
it is my destiny from now on to go the untrodden worldwide course.
After all, the True Parents are the perfected Adam and Eve, and they
must perfectly restore the standard of the first parents who failed,
and complete the standard of the second parents which Jesus began.
Jesus made only the spiritual foundation, not the world-level
foundation. I am opening the unification realm on the world level both
spiritually and physically. In three years, if we unite and work hard
in Japan, Japan will become a country which is recognized by the
world. As the Eve nation, Japan will develop substantially from now.
In order to bring this about we have mobilized the crusade team and we
need to train members quickly. Japan represents a woman of loyalty and
filial piety. If I have to worry about her she cannot fulfill her
mission for me. It will be embarrassing if we become unstable people.
Those who vacillate are not reliable people to God. Therefore, never
Standing on such a wonderful foundation of historical victory, what
else would you want? You must distribute the treasures you have gained
to the world, and you must be proud of yourselves as beings of
unlimited value. Become people whom God can trust. With such a
confidence, you will have no hesitations. From now on, don't waver.
If-you are confident, raise your hands. I believe in you.