Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 395
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 10: True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind
Speech 02: True Parents and the Completed Testament Age, pg 1475-1480
The opening of the Completed Testament Age
This is why the mind can draw close to God through Jesus, though the body continues to struggle with evil. Even Saint Paul anguished over the contradiction between the desires of the flesh and the desires of the spirit. Many great Christian evangelists have also suffered because of this contradiction. At the dawn of the Completed Testament Age, the crucial challenge is to accomplish both physical salvation and spiritual salvation. That is why we need the Lord of the Second Coming.
God’s preparation for the Second Advent included a world-level foundation of Cain-Abel reconciliation. God carried out this dispensation through events surrounding the Second World War. The Allied countries of Great Britain, America and France represented Christianity and were in the position of Abel. The Axis countries of Germany, Japan and Italy were under the influence of nationalistic militarism and stood in the position of Cain. This war was the world-level expansion of the conflict between Cain and Abel.
Immediately after the Allied victory, great strides were taken toward a world of peace focusing on Christianity. With Great Britain in the position of Eve on the global level, and America and France representing Abel and Cain, respectively, these Allied nations stood ready to receive the Lord of the Second Advent.
Despite this preparation, God’s dispensation was not fulfilled at that time. God’s representative came to bring His word, yet he was met with tremendous persecution and almost universal misunderstanding. This paralleled Jesus’ situation two thousand years ago. Just as the people of Israel in Jesus’ time awaited the second coming of Elijah on a chariot descending from heaven, Christians awaited the Second Coming by looking for Jesus himself to descend on a cloud from the sky.
At that crucial time after the Second World War, God instructed my husband to bring a new message of truth to Christians in Korea. Korean Christian leaders, however, rejected the possibility that a humble young man had been chosen to bring a new message.
Instead of uniting with my husband, these religious leaders became jealous of him because of his growing number of followers. They blindly opposed him without hearing him out. They even spread lies about him. They exploited rumors of sexual misconduct and greed, the very antithesis of my husband’s teachings, to assassinate his character. The whole world opposed his work and cast him into the wilderness.
Because Christianity did not unite with my husband after the Second World War, the moral authority of Christianity suddenly declined. America, as well as other nations that are founded on Christianity, came to face severe social and cultural crises. Thus the Cold War began. Humankind divided again into two worldwide spheres of Cain and Abel, just as it had during World War II. Denying God, just as the thief on the left denied Jesus, communism represented the Cain-type world. Christian democracies, which affirmed the existence of God, represented the thief on the right, the Abel-type world.
The first battle of the Cold War was the Korean War, which involved sixteen nations from the free world gathered under the banner of the United Nations. And then what happened? Forty years later, at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, one hundred sixty nations that were hostile toward one another could come together at one place in peace. Following that, in the year 1991, South Korea and North Korea, which represent Abel and Cain respectively on the world level, joined the United Nations. Such incidents of harmony and reconciliation have taken place in Korea because it is the nation to which God has sent True Parents.
During the forty years of the Cold War period, my husband fought to break down barriers and rebuild the foundation to receive the Messiah. During that period of time he was completely misunderstood by others. For doing God’s work, he has been unjustly imprisoned six times, including three years in a North Korean communist concentration camp. Moreover, the media has vilified him as a cruel monster who brainwashes people for his own profit.
Can anyone disagree when I say that Rev. Moon is the most persecuted religious leader in the world? My heart is broken when I think of how God has suffered to see His messengers rejected time and time again. His only desire has been to comfort God’s heart; yet he finds that it is God who always comforts him.
He has walked a path of indemnity and restitution to restore the mistakes of the past, including those of the Old and New Testament Ages. Korea represents the Old Testament Age, while America, a mostly Christian civilization, represents the New Testament Age. For the first twenty years, my husband walked the road of indemnity through the Old Testament Age, centering on the Korean nation and the Unification Church, representing the positions of the nation of Israel and Judaism. In the course of this work, in 1960 we established the Holy Wedding of True Parents on the national level. Then, in 1971, we moved to America. The reason America is essential to the providential dispensation is because of her close ties with the Christian churches, Judaism and Israel. During the next twenty years in the United States, we walked the path of indemnity to fulfill the New Testament Age and to begin the Completed Testament Age.
All dispensations in the Old Testament Age, New Testament Age and Completed Testament Age have to be completed centering on True Parents. Bearing this in mind, Israel, America and Korea share a common fate as nations chosen by God. That is why the United States, which represents the democratic world and the free world, needs to work to bring about the reunification of North Korea, an atheistic communist nation, and South Korea, a nation where democracy and Christianity are flourishing.
People have to realize that God blessed America not for herself, but for the sake of the world. The Pilgrims did not come here for wealth. They came here to attend God. If America does not remember the purpose for which she is blessed, then her blessing will dissipate and she will perish.
God has granted my husband an understanding of the forces involved in His providential history. The truth of God is contained in the Divine Principle. Looking at history and the stories of the Bible from a providential viewpoint, the Divine Principle unlocks the answers to questions unsolved for thousands of years. Those who have sincerely studied its contents have found it to be a true gift from God, providing solutions to the problems facing our society today. Even in the formerly communist Commonwealth of Independent States, former Soviet leaders and thousands of young people have found their lives renewed through their study of these teachings. Finally free from the oppression of communist ideology, they are hungry for spiritual truth to guide their nations.
The role of women and the Blessing
Dear friends! When the foundation of Christianity was lost after World War II, God’s dispensation was delayed forty years until the year 1992. That is why, in April 1992, my husband and I founded the Women’s Federation for World Peace. Last year, with the heart of True Mother, I visited twelve countries in the world, including those nations that represented Cain’s side on the world level at the time of the Second World War, namely Germany, Japan and Italy, and those nations that represented Abel’s side on the world level, namely the United States, Great Britain and France. Just as I had done in Russia and China, in those twelve nations I emphasized to more than a million women leaders that we have to lay down the foundation to receive True Parents. Based on this foundation, my husband and I were able to declare the advent of the Completed Testament Age as the first True Parents. I hope that all of you who have come here today will follow our lead and become true parents yourselves.
Ladies and gentlemen, at the dawn of the Completed Testament Age, the time has come for each family to take up the messianic mission and complete the work of salvation all around the world. After restoring your family, the next step is to restore your community, your tribe and your nation. We call this mission, “tribal messiahship.” In the Completed Testament Age, the mother’s role will be crucial. She has to unite her children with her husband and link her family with the True Parents. Already, we have sent thousands of tribal messiah missionaries around the world. Soon the original ideal of the family will be achieved worldwide.
In the completed family, grandparents will be in the position of kings and queens representing God, parents will be in the position of kings and queens representing present-day humanity, and children will be in the position of princes and princesses representing all future descendants. The past, present, and future will live together in harmony when the three generations are united.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great privilege to announce to you the establishment of the first true family. My husband and I, together with our thirteen children and twenty-four grandchildren, are absolutely dedicated to serving God and humanity. With three generations in one family, we have achieved, on the family level, the central root, the central trunk, and the central bud of the tree of life mentioned in the Bible. It is our sincere hope that you will graft into this lineage and join us in our efforts to create an ideal nation and world.
With the advent of the Completed Testament Age, we will be able to fulfill God’s original purpose, which was to create Adam and Eve and have them live together with God. Realizing this, we have to accomplish the unity of our mind and body, the unity of parents and children, and the unity of husband and wife. Then we can establish ideal families practicing God’s love.
Last year in Korea, my husband and I officiated at the mass wedding ceremony of thirty thousand couples. They dedicated their marriages to God, to each other, and to the world. In today’s homes, most parents are unable to guide their children effectively, especially in such personal matters as love and marriage. My husband and I, however, brought together young people from one hundred thirty-one nations in the world and helped them realize their precious dream of love. In this way, families centered on God can come together and build ideal nations and an ideal world.
When we are able to realize such families, social breakdown will disappear. People who have become God’s true children will never become slaves to alcohol or drugs. Furthermore, by understanding the sacredness of the love between husband and wife, they will have the moral power to stand strong against illicit and promiscuous sexual relations. Lastly, when this power is pooled together, it will carry out the work of eradicating war, racism, famine and disease. On this foundation, we will be able to build a world where we can fully enjoy true freedom, peace and happiness.
Esteemed friends! It is my hope that, as leaders of this nation, you will understand the meaning of this message with a deep heart and an open mind. I sincerely pray that, by fulfilling God’s ideal, we can all reach the place of His blessing.
May God bless America!
Thank you very much.