Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 339
Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 12: The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and the Women's Era
Chapter 2: The Settlement of the Eight Stages and Declaration Day of God's Eternal Blessing
Section 1: The Settlement of the Eight Stages (Pal Jeong Shik) and Heavenly Parentism, Background
Section 1: The Settlement of the Eight Stages (Pal Jeong Shik) and Heavenly Parentism, Paragraph 07
Chapter 2. The Settlement Of The Eight Stages And Declaration Day Of God's Eternal Blessing
Section 1. The Settlement of the Eight Stages (Pal Jeong Shik) and Heavenly Parentism
At North Garden in Kodiak, Alaska, on August 20, 1989, the 4th anniversary of True Fathers release from Danbury Prison, True Father proclaimed the Providential Age of the Grace of Love. On that day, in a sermon entitled "The Completion of the Providence of Salvation and the Providential Age of Love," True Parents made it clear that until then we had been in the providential age of salvation by restoration through indemnity. From that point on, however, there would be no power opposing the Unification Church. We had entered the providential age of love.
On August 31, 1989, True Parents' Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages (Pal Jeong Shik) opened the age when indemnity no longer would be necessary. The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages refers vertically to the stages of servant of servants, servant, adopted child, stepchild, child, spouse, parents and God, and horizontally to the stages of individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world, cosmos and God. The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages announced that True Parents had established the victorious foundations necessary to restore, through indemnity, these eight vertical and eight horizontal stages.
1 The day when I proclaimed the Providential Age of the Grace of Love was August 20, 1989. This means we are coming to the end of the period of the historical providence of salvation in which people shed their blood as indemnity. We have entered the age of love. True Parents appeared and we entered the age of love. Because of this, we have advocated that the providence of salvation be centered on love. Then, on August 31, I proclaimed the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages. I must consummate vertical indemnity and horizontal indemnity. Accordingly, I proclaimed this in the northernmost region, Alaska. Next, on September 1, I announced the Age of Heavenly Parentism, and on February 27, 1990, I proclaimed the Parents of Heaven and Earth. The establishment of the Parents of Heaven and Earth is the same as the establishment of kingship, which I announced at that same ceremony. Through the coming of the kingship of heaven and earth, we entered the age when True Parents have authority.
2 The Providential Age of the Grace of Love means that we entered the age when God will have dominion. After declaring the abolition of the age of indemnity, on July 13, 2003, we fully entered the Providential Age of the Grace of Love. Removing whatever is fallen, we have entered the great transition to a new world centering on God, in which God governs according to the ideal of creation. The providence of salvation will come to a complete end only when the UN is renewed. Religions and countries will disappear. The fighting between religions and between countries will disappear. It will be the age of family love. By bringing true life together with God's true love at the center, we will possess true lineage. Because that is fully realized in the father-son relationship, the human race will be one great family. All the people of the world will be brothers and sisters. Where do we find the origin of this? We find it in the family.
Many thousands of years ago, all people were supposed to be brothers and sisters, but that relationship was lost. As time passed, those close sibling relationships were lost. Hence, people of the East and West, and North and South, will have to be brought together. When this happens, we can live in the age of one great family of humankind.
3 The providential age of heaven has transitioned into the age of True Parents and the age of love. Now there will be no more death associated with the history of religion. There will be no more tears. If you want to become a doctor, you must receive an education in medicine. In the same way, if you enthusiastically and continuously follow the path of the Principle, you will perfect your character, internally and externally.
Accordingly, we are entering the Providential Age of the Grace of Love. From the viewpoint of the Principle, we passed through the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle and entered the standard of God's direct dominion, in which we can become one with God's love. Because children and parents are connecting in the age of restoring parental authority, I must announce tribal messiahship. I sacrificed everything, including myself, for the sake of the providence that God has been carrying out for 6,000 years, and I finally restored the family of fallen Adam.
Therefore, those men who married as they pleased can become restored Adams at the formation stage. Your tribe becomes the growth-stage Adam, and Father, centering on the nation, becomes the completion- stage Adam. This era automatically expands worldwide. We have entered the era to gain the right to inherit the position of parents. Parents and children are becoming one, and Satan's world cannot meddle in that.
4 When I say that I have bestowed upon you a special authority from heaven, it means that I have raised you to the position of a messiah. This is higher than the position of your parents who gave you birth. After you become tribal messiahs, you establish your parents, who represent Jesus, in the position of Adam and Eve. By establishing the righteous parents of your family in oneness, with this restoration of Adam and Eve, you inherit the parental authority of the family, tribe, people, nation and worldwide messiahs.
In Divine Principle terminology, this is the transition from the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle into the realm of God's direct dominion. In the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle, you have to complete your portion of responsibility by restoring the authority of the elder son. Then you can inherit the foundation of restoration from me, who has subjugated Satan on the world level. By hoisting the flag of victory as the elder son, you should take dominion over Satan directly, so that Satan will say to you, "Now you have become the children of heaven. I am the archangel, and I need to serve you." At this point you are able to act freely in the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle. You are doing that based on the restoration of the authority of the elder son.
The first-born child and second-born child are both the children of Adam and Eve. They are God's children. Therefore, because the providential age to which we have returned is one in which children centered on their parents connect their family and blood relations with God at the center, we call this age the Providential Age of the Grace of Love.
5 Jesus came as the second parent in order to restore the descendants of fallen Adam and thereby to save the world, but that was not fully accomplished. Therefore, at his Second Advent, the Lord comes as the third parent.
Because Christianity could not fulfill its mission, True Parents came and they had to establish a foundation of victory by restoring the authority of the elder son through indemnity a second time, over a period of 40 years. They had to restore all the failures at the time of Jesus and at the time of Adam. Therefore, based on True Parents, Adam's family is restored, Jesus' family is restored and each nation is restored. When Korea is restored, it will be the central nation of the world.
In truth, borders between nations will disappear automatically when, centered on the Returning Lord -that is, the True Parents—worldwide parents, national parents, tribal parents and family parents are established. We can look for nations, but they will not exist.
The blessed families, who are family messiahs and tribal messiahs, have to save the nation while in the family position, which is similar to the situation when Jesus was resurrected. The mission of Jesus was to connect Israel, Rome and the world, but the world became divided internally and externally; that is, into Cain and Abel. You have to end that division by means of love.
6 I myself started from the position of a servant of servants. I did all those things, such as collecting waste materials in a Japanese slum. For three years at least, I fasted on my birthday and wore tattered clothes even when giving sermons. This was restoration. Even when in the position of servant of servants I was persecuted worldwide.
I had to go from the position of servant of servants to the position of servant, and after that to the position of adopted son. An adopted child has a different lineage. And I had to complete the portion of responsibility that Adam had in order to establish the tradition. Because the responsibility of Adam, who failed in establishing that tradition, needed to be fulfilled, I had to complete Adam's portion of responsibility after enduring and overcoming even agonizing situations.
Furthermore, I had to create the foundation for Eve to become completely one with the children. In order to restore the cosmos, I established the authority of the elder son through Eve. Eve, who received the responsibility of restoring the elder son, must become one with the elder son and the second son.
7 Because the Returning Lord fulfilled the entire vertical standard and reached the standard at which everything can be equalized, indemnity is no longer necessary. Accordingly, all that is necessary is to engraft the eight stages; that is, the restoration of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world, cosmos and God's position.
Since God prepared the Christian cultural realm so that His authority would encounter no opposition, the goal of that realm was to attend the coming Lord. However, even though everything had been restored through indemnity, both vertically and horizontally, all that accomplishment was completely lost. God fully prepared the standard based on vertical and horizontal indemnity on the worldwide scale. But because the Korean people and Christianity did not support Father, everything was lost.
Because of that, the Cain, Abel and Eve nations on heaven's side, and the Cain, Abel and Eve nations on Satan's side, along with Korea, became seven enemy nations. After Satan gathered these seven nations, he intended to eliminate Father. However, having gone beyond the national level, expanding the realm of the Blessing with the holding of the 777 Couples Blessing Ceremony, and after the three-year missionary mobilization of blessed wives, the foundation was made for me to go to the United States. Since then I have been working to expand the foundation by indemnity through the eight stages up to the world level.
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