Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 399
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 10: True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind
Speech 04: The Owners of Re-Creation, pg 1492-1495
The Owners of Re-Creation
August 15, 2003
Little Angels Performing Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
World Peace Summit Conference 2003
Respected present and former heads of state, world leaders dedicated to establishing the realm of God’s ideal, leaders of youth and university students, ladies and gentlemen:
I would like first to give thanks before God, who has left behind the darkness and melancholy of the past century to bless the new millennium with bountiful hope and dreams of peace. I have invited you to hold this conference in the Republic of Korea, the only nation on Earth where the sharp conflict between democracy and communism continues to this moment. I state this not out of an individual’s perspective, not because it is my homeland, but out of the perspective of God’s providence, because the Korean peninsula, though small in size, is the central country to bring about peace in the twenty-first century.
I will speak today on the topic, “The Owners of Re-Creation” in order to help you understand God’s providence and to clarify our mission and responsibility in building a world of peace.
The God of bitter sorrow becomes the God of joy
Respected guests, we live in an age of great providential revolution. All nations and religions now have to transcend past ways of living and understand that, for very practical reasons, it is necessary to live in exact accordance with a new understanding of God’s providence. This applies in the earthly world and also in the world after death, the spirit world, where we will all live after we shed our physical body.
The number of ambassadors for peace that I have appointed throughout the world now has reached the tens of thousands. The newly appointed ambassadors for peace sometimes ask, “How must we conduct our lives?” I answer that you have to complete the course that the Unification movement has traveled in its history, which proceeds according to an established formula. You need to understand clearly the reality of the spirit world and its direct link to the earthly world. Awareness of this spiritual reality naturally forms the core and guiding content for your life. You must have conviction to live in accordance with this awareness and work in harmony with the spirit world. You have to develop confidence that this is the context in which you are to live.
Throughout the decades, the contents of my sermons have not changed. When someone lives for the accomplishment of God’s Will for the new world, and if they make these teachings their basic standard, that person will be a principal actor in the effort to bring about the ideal kingdom of heaven. We need to live according to a basic rule. We have based our lives on vague concepts; however we must now live based on awareness of reality. This will bring us into oneness with Heaven, including both the spirit world and physical world. We need to unite the spiritual and physical realms within our own lives and expand this to the national realm. This is the only way to bring about the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven.
You need to understand that the position of the owner of Cheon Il Guk, the kingdom of heaven, is someone who establishes a new standard that enables the peoples of the nations around the world to transcend their current ways of thinking, which have been based on traditional philosophies and concepts. The owners of Cheon Il Guk progress to a new and higher dimension.
I was twenty-five years old when I founded the Unification movement, and I hope you understand that I founded this association based on the essential points of God’s Principle. The people who joined this movement at that time lived together with the True Parents and helped usher in a new world. Due to the Fall, human beings completely lost the world God originally created, and even lost God Himself. So in pursuing the providence of re-creation, I was responsible to bring about the world God created, which was lost at the time of the human Fall. That is, I was responsible to re-create the position that Adam would have occupied had he not fallen.
Please understand that we have to liberate the God of grief to become the God of happiness. On the foundation of the Unification Church, I established the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and, later, offered God the “Enthronement Ceremony for the Kingship of God” and “The Enthronement of the King of Blessed Families for the True Love, Peace, and Unity of the True Parents of Heaven and Earth.”
Our families are the owners of re-creation
Since the Fall, God has been unable to engage the created world, and yet now, through the True Parents, He can restore all things through indemnity and perfect this world. We need to understand that God is neither the owner of re-creation nor the owner who pays indemnity for Adam’s Fall. These are actually Adam’s responsibilities. Everything must be placed in its proper order within the time frame of Adam’s generation; otherwise, there will be no way to allow God to stand in His original position. For this reason, even though He is omniscient and omnipotent, God has worked laboriously through the long course of history from a position without sovereignty over the creation. We need to come to terms with this mortifying fact. I hope you each realize that your own spiritual development occurs only when God’s kingdom in the realm of daily life expands through the eras of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world and cosmos. If you do so, you will gain the ability to travel freely between the heavenly and earthly worlds. You will be able to attend God.
The mission of the perfected Adam will not be completed until God’s kingdom, starting with His palace, is created and dedicated to Heaven. The saints and sages now in the heavenly world are not living in glory. Instead, with that goal in mind, they work continuously in order to achieve perfection. We need to understand that they will continue their efforts until they achieve the true love ideal, that is, the united realm of the liberated earthly and heavenly worlds.
You have to know that, if you are unable to complete this mission while on earth, when you arrive in the world after death you will find that you will need to go through a long training process to overcome challenges and complete what you were responsible to do on earth. Please understand that the time we have on earth is an opportunity more precious than anything else under heaven. It is our opportunity to perfect our love. It is urgent that we understand our work now is for the sake of inheriting a path that is more precious than our nation, more precious than the world, and more precious than our own love or life. The life we lead from now on has indescribable value.
It is important to understand that it is not God’s responsibility to bring about God’s liberation. It is our responsibility. If it were God’s responsibility, He would not even have allowed Adam and Eve to commit the Fall. The staggering fact is that responsibility for the Fall lies with the family of Adam. During history before now, not a single person fully understood this point. The owner of re-creation does not refer to God; it refers to our families. This is the reason our families are so important. The foundation of Cheon Il Guk, which is the world of God’s original ideal, is the family.
Please understand that when I founded this movement at the age of twenty-five, I did so with full knowledge of all these facts. As it was then, so it is now. We need to make a new starting point from this original, Adam-like position.