Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 179
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 4: The True Family Movement
Speech 13: God’s Model for Absoluteness, Peace and the Ideal Is the Family and Global Kingdom Upholding Absolute Sexual Morality, pg 630-634
The second stage of absolute sexual morality applies to the relationship between husband and wife. More precious than life itself, this is the heavenly law of absolute fidelity. Husband and wife are eternal partners given to each other by Heaven. By having children, husband and wife become co-creators of true love, true life and true lineage, and the origin of that which is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. It is a heavenly principle that one person alone cannot give birth to a child, even in a thousand years.
How can people who preserve their purity before marriage, and whom God binds together in a pure marriage as husband and wife, deviate from the heavenly way and go astray, following the wrong path? People are different from animals. If we understand God’s purpose in creating us as His children, we will realize that the wrong path is one of unimaginable betrayal and defiance of the Creator. It is a path of self-destruction along which we dig our own graves. Resulting from the Fall, this path is outside the realm of the ideal of creation.
Ladies and gentlemen, absolute sexual morality is the greatest blessing that Heaven has bestowed on humankind. Without adhering to the standard of absolute sexual morality, the path to perfecting one’s character and attaining spiritual maturity is closed. Furthermore, without securing the foundation of absolute sexual morality through perfected individuals in a true family, it is impossible for God to manifest His stature as a God who is personal and incarnate in us.
In order for God, the Absolute Being, to have direct dominion over our lives and to live and share joy with us, we who were created as His object partners and His children need to form perfected families based on the standard of absolute sexual morality, as He intended. Only by living within the boundaries of absolute sexual morality is it possible for a family to create lifelong relationships based on the ideal model God originally intended for us. This model life includes the three-generational realm of grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren. Please understand clearly that God’s eternal life and our eternal life are possible only on this foundation.
Therefore, if Adam and Eve had achieved individual maturity, the perfection of their character, by upholding absolute sexual morality in accordance with God’s Will, and had then entered into conjugal relations through His Blessing, they would have attained complete oneness with Him. God would have dwelt within their union. Also, their children would have been linked to this holy order of love, enjoying a direct relationship with God as their Parent. In other words, the marriage of perfected Adam and Eve, based on their absolute sexual morality, would have been God’s own marriage. God is forever God, yet at the same time Adam and Eve were to have become embodiments of God. They would have become God’s body. God would have settled inside their minds and hearts to become the True Parent of humankind in both the spirit world and physical world, upon their foundation.
Do you know what has pained God’s heart the most, causing Him the greatest grief throughout the long history since the Fall of Adam and Eve? God lost His lineage. He lost His close relationship with people, and even His ownership over the creation. God’s lineage is more precious than life itself. Without it, the fruits of true life and true love never matured. They became instead the fruits of Satan, lacking any relationship with God. From such people descended the 6.5 billion people now inhabiting the earth.
The importance of lineage and true love
Ladies and gentlemen, lineage is more important than life and more precious than love. Life and love come together to create lineage. Lineage cannot be established if either life or love is missing. Therefore, among love, life, and lineage, lineage is the fruit. God’s lineage contains the seed of true love. God’s lineage provides the context and environment for a true life.
Hence, for us to become people of ideal character who can create ideal families, as originally envisioned by God, we have to be linked to His lineage. To take it a step further, only when we are linked to God’s lineage is it possible to create God’s homeland, the ideal nation. The kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world can only come about by heeding God’s word to establish relationships based on absolute sexual morality.
Please inscribe the importance of lineage in your hearts. I cannot emphasize this enough. The parent-child relationship is the highest and most important of all relationships, and the model, lineal relationship between parent and child is the only way through which God’s lineage can be bequeathed and made to last forever. You have to be clear on this point.
However, false love, false life and false lineage have infested the earth. God’s love, life and lineage fell into the hands of the adulterer Satan, the enemy of love. Heaven and earth were suffocated and transformed into hell.
The world became a wretched place, far from God’s presence. Yet humanity to this day lives in ignorance of this. People are deluded into believing that the lineage of the enemy is the lifeline upon which the world depends. This is the miserable truth about humanity descended from the Fall. That is why we refer to this world as hell on earth. God’s heart is full of pain as He views humanity’s tragic situation.
Furthermore, as a result of the Fall, Satan gained control of the realm of lineage and usurped both the right of the eldest son and the right of ownership. God is like a father who worked and sweated his entire life to accumulate assets for his children, only to find that a thief stole everything in one night. Who can comprehend the sorrowful, painful heart of God? God lost His lineage, lost His children, and was forced to hand over ownership of the nations and the world to Satan.
My task, the task of Rev. Moon, is to complete the mission of the True Parents. My life, therefore, has been one of sorrow, marked by inexpressible suffering and persecution. The third Adam, the True Parent, needs to indemnify and completely reverse all the mistakes of the first and second Adams. He has to complete the mission of the Savior, the Messiah and the returning Lord, and also the missions of all those major figures on whom religions are based. With similarities to the process of God’s creation of the universe, his life constitutes the great work of the re-creation of humanity, where not even the smallest error is permitted. It is a lonely course that cannot be fully comprehended by anyone.
My course has taken me down thorny paths through the wilderness, paths that I had to follow while utterly alone. Not even God could acknowledge me. Hovering many times between life and death, even vomiting blood, my life has been like that of a phoenix that had to rise again. I had to establish a model of absolute sexual morality and remain true to my promise to God.
Though I was innocent, I, Rev. Moon, have had to endure unjust imprisonment six times. The first was in my early days, for working in the underground independence movement while studying in Japan. I was later imprisoned for propagating the Will of God in Pyongyang, which was under communist rule immediately following Korea’s independence; during the Syngman Rhee administration after Korea had been reborn as a free nation; and finally, even in the United States, which proudly presents itself to the world as a model of democracy. Who on earth can understand the life of Rev. Moon, a life that has been one of perfecting a model of absolute love? Mine has been a life of misery. Biting my tongue, I have had to endure everything in order to comfort God and to bring about the salvation of the fallen people of the world who are suffering in the realm of death. Even now, if someone were to look into my heart and speak one word of sympathy, I would burst into tears and my tears would flow like a waterfall.
There is only one way to recover the realm of lineage, the right of the eldest son and the right of ownership. This is the path to win the natural subjugation of Satan by having him surrender voluntarily. What is the secret to accomplishing this? It can be accomplished only by the power of true love, when we love our enemies more than we love our own children.
Then what is true love? Its essence is to give, to live for the sake of others and for the sake of the whole. True love gives, forgets that it has given, and continues to give without ceasing. True love gives joyfully. We find it in the joyful and loving heart of a mother who cradles her baby in her arms and nurses it at her breast. True love is sacrificial love, like that of a devoted son who gains his greatest satisfaction through helping his parents.
When we are bound together in true love, we can be together forever, continually rejoicing in each other’s company. The attraction of true love brings all things in the universe to our feet; even God will come to dwell with us. Nothing can compare to the value of true love. It has the power to dissolve the barriers fallen people have created, including national boundaries and the barriers of race and even religion.
The main attributes of God’s true love are that it is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. Whoever practices true love will live with God, share His happiness, and enjoy the right to participate as an equal in His work. Therefore, a life lived for the sake of others, a life of true love, is the absolute prerequisite for entering the kingdom of heaven.