Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 175
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 4: The True Family Movement
Speech 12: God’s Model Ideal Family and Nation and the Peace Kingdom, pg 618-621
God’s Model Ideal Family and Nation and the Peace Kingdom
March 16, 2006 Marriott Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Leaders conference for Korean ambassadors for peace
Distinguished world leaders, ambassadors for peace and blessed family members who have come from all parts of the world in hopes of bringing about the realization of world peace, and building the ideal hometown in heaven and on earth:
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for coming together despite your busy schedules to take part in this rally to expand and elevate the Family Party for Cosmic Peace and Unification to a global level, so that it may be reborn as the Cheon Il Guk House for Peace and Unification; to make the Universal Peace Federation a model UN-type organization; and to make Cheon Il Guk the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world through the concerted efforts of all the nations of the world.
A lifetime of looking only forward
As you may know, this year marks the eighty-seventh year since my birth. On this remarkable occasion, as the founder of the Universal Peace Federation, which is to open wide the Era after the Coming of Heaven, I would like to convey to you the essence of the truth of Heaven that I have taught throughout my life. This message is entitled, “God’s Model Ideal Family and Nation, and the Peace Kingdom.”
Ladies and gentlemen: On looking back, my life has indeed been like a dream. At the young age of sixteen, with nothing but the buoyant spirit and aspirations of youth, I was called by Heaven and began to live for the Will of God. This left no room in my heart for any worldly ambitions I may have cherished. It has never been an easy path, but I have followed it for more than eighty years, looking nowhere but straight ahead. This was the life I was fated to lead, with no choice but to shake off the embrace of my beloved parents, and brothers and sisters, who clung to me, wanting me to stay with them. They endured great self-sacrifice and walked a thorny path of dreadful suffering for my sake.
It has been a journey through the wilderness that no one among the 6.5 billion people living on earth could ever comprehend. Even when I persevered through the hardships of prison life six times, I never let go of the key to the providence; such has been Rev. Moon’s life.
This was all because I came to know only too well how anguished, aggrieved and full of bitter sorrow was the heart of God as He waited for thousands of years to find us. I realized that if God, who is the origin of billions of people and the Creator of everything in the universe, was not relieved from His sorrow, human life would remain completely without value.
When, where and how did God come to carry such agonizing sorrow in His heart? Who on earth could inflict this grief upon Him, the absolute and omnipotent Being?
God created Adam and Eve and established them as the first ancestors of humankind. Since the parent-child relationship is the highest and most important of all relationships, He committed Himself 100 percent to raising them as His son and daughter, connected to Him through love, life and lineage. The relationship between parent and child is the only way through which God’s lineage can be bequeathed and made to last forever.
However, this parent-child relationship, more precious and important than life itself, was severed due to the Fall of Adam and Eve. God’s own flesh and blood, His first son and daughter, Adam and Eve, formed a blood relationship with His enemy Satan and became Satan’s children instead. In the face of this, God’s heart has been crushed and wounded with grief and sorrow throughout history. This caused the most mortifying and harrowing anguish for our Heavenly Parent throughout history, which no one in the past understood or could resolve.
Tragically, God’s ideal of creation, which was to establish a true family in that very first generation of humanity, a family through which He could eternally pass on His lineage, was frustrated. The only way to relieve God’s sorrow is to restore and establish a true family unrelated to the lineage of Satan. Herein lies the reason why all of us need to establish true families, which is God’s ideal of creation. Herein also lies the fundamental object and purpose of the founding of the Universal Peace Federation.
In the Old Testament it is written, “So God created humankind in his image; in the image of God he created them, male and female He created them.” (Gen. 1:27) From observing God’s creation as expressed in this passage, we can conclude that God is a being who comprises the essence of one man and one woman. Having these attributes, God could not enjoy a solitary life. Therefore, He created the universe as His object partner. That is, God created all things in the universe in the position of an object partner in image, and in this environment He created human beings as His object partners in substance.
In this manner, the first masculine representative created by God as His object partner in substance was Adam, and the feminine representative He created was Eve. God had an objective in mind when He created human beings as separate beings, one man and one woman.
God’s ideal of creation
First, God, who exists as an incorporeal Subject being whose dual characteristics are in harmony, wanted to assume a physical form through which He could relate with the entire world of substance. Adam and Eve were to become temples of God, so that through them He could communicate and work freely in relation to the entire universe, the world of substance. This is because the incorporeal God, without a physical body, meets certain limits in dealing with the corporeal world of substance.
Therefore, if Adam and Eve had attended God in their hearts and become one with Him, then married on the basis of having perfected themselves, had children and created a family, they would have become the external and horizontal True Parents in substance, and God would have become the internal and vertical True Parent in substance. If only this had come to pass, Adam and Eve would have resembled God 100 percent, both in their inner nature and outer form. If Adam and Eve, as a couple who perfectly resembled God, had become the true parents of humankind, human beings would have experienced the true reality of God in their daily lives.
Second, God created Adam and Eve for the sake of the fulfillment of love. He intended for Adam and Eve to grow to spiritual maturity and reach perfection, thus becoming the embodiments of love in complete union. On that basis, He would have come and dwelt with them as the Parent of true love for all humanity. Adam and Eve, standing in the position of the parents of substance in the image of God, would have established an ideal family, and consequently an ideal world, as this same standard of heart was multiplied in their own children. If this had come to be, the spirit world and the earthly world would have been linked through human beings. We can conclude that God’s intention in creating human beings was to allow us to grow to become the connecting point between the spiritual and physical worlds.
By coming to dwell in Adam and Eve based on true love, God would have been recognized by succeeding generations of humanity as the True Parent, the parent in substance of humankind. Moreover, when the time came for Adam and Eve to end their lives on earth and pass on into the spirit world, God could take on their spirit bodies and manifest as the True Parent through their form. However, due to the Fall of Adam and Eve, God has not seen that ideal fulfilled.