Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 418
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 10: True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind
Speech 12: The True Owners in Establishing the Kingdom of Cosmic Peace and Unity in Heaven and on Earth, pg 1565-1568
A life of true love
Ladies and gentlemen, true love brings about the order, peace and happiness that support the common good. True love is love that determines the source, center and owner of the universe. True love is the root and symbol of the will and power of God. Therefore, when bound in true love, it is enough just to be together eternally, for it is a love that attracts the universe, even God. The value of true love lies in its power, which is strong enough to eradicate the national, racial and religious barriers fallen human beings created. That is why a life that has been lived for the sake of others, that is, a life of true love, is the absolute condition necessary to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Yet, look at the world we are currently living in. The people of the world are caught in the trap of extreme selfishness, clamoring for material gain.
They have lost all sense of values and have fallen into the depths of self-gratification and degradation. The world is filled with alcoholics and drug addicts. As if free sex were not enough, there are even those who commit incest and still hold their heads up high. This world has become one wherein beasts with human faces roam freely, even after violating women, including grandmothers, mothers, wives and daughters. This world has become polluted by acts such as wife swapping. These represent the lowest ebb, the very worst of fallen acts, and the destruction of morality. This world has become hell on earth, where the perfected world, embodying the ideal God envisioned at the Creation, cannot even be imagined.
We have come to know that all these problems are rooted in the Fall of Adam and Eve, our first ancestors. Adam and Eve, who were at the perfection stage of the growth period, had a sexual relationship before their rightful time, due to the temptation of Satan. An impermissible sexual union of man and woman constituted the human Fall. This is why, for thousands of years, people have continued to perpetrate all manner of sexual aberrations, traitorous acts that drive a sharp spike into the heart of God. Human beings have been unable to escape from the realm of the fallen lineage.
Ladies and gentlemen, a man or woman alone can only be one half of the whole. That is how God created us. For that reason, He has interchanged the owners of the reproductive organs, the love organs. The owner of a wife’s reproductive organ is her husband, and the owner of a husband’s is his wife.
The position of mutual ownership is achieved only when each is rooted in true love for the sake of the other. In other words, regardless of their external status, no one can be complete, rather than half, until they have secured the position of an owner through marriage.
The human reproductive organ is sacred. It is the palace of life where the seed of life is sown, the palace of love where the flower of love is made to bloom, and the palace of lineage where the fruit of lineage is borne. We bring forth absolute lineage, absolute love and absolute life, as well as absolute harmony, absolute unity, absolute liberation and absolute tranquility, through this absolute reproductive organ.
Now we know the reason we need to restore the position of the owner of the reproductive organ. It is because we can possess God’s love from that position. He is the subject partner of three great loves. As the Owner of the universe, He is the True Teacher, True Owner and loving True Parent. These form the basis for the original, “three great subjects” system of thought. All these teachings and truths are created through the life of a true, model family. With the expansion of the true family into the society, the nation, the world and even the universe, all of these will be transformed into the peace kingdom founded upon the model, ideal family.
True Parents’ mission
However, because of the Fall the first man, Adam, lost the original, true lineage and consequently was unable to form the original couple and the original family. Adam, who was to have become the True Teacher, True Parent and True King, inherited instead the lineage of Satan and degraded himself to the position of a false teacher, false parent and false king.
When we come to think of it, the purpose for which Jesus came to earth did not lie elsewhere. It was to restore the Fall. If Jesus, who came as the second Adam, had not been crucified, he would have restored the original lineage of God, free from the Fall. He would have reversed the mistake of the first Adam, established a true family as the Savior of human beings, and founded on earth the original homeland. This would have been the kingdom that embodied the ideal of peace, the kingdom of heaven on earth. However, the disciples, the religious leaders and the leaders of the nation were not able to recognize Christ, and their disbelief brought Jesus’ life to an end in a wretched and tragic way.
Has anyone really known the grieving heart of Jesus, whose passing from the earth was so untimely, and who left no descendants? Though two thousand years of Christian history have passed, has there been any Christian who truly understood Jesus’ sorrowful circumstances? Jesus left suddenly, leaving behind him few traces beyond his promise to return. His physical body was buried and is no longer with us.
Finally the will that God tried to fulfill through him is in the process of completion at this time, at the conclusion of history. This is through the True Parents, who have now appeared on earth and have received the seal of Heaven. However, the life of Rev. Moon, whose task it is to complete the mission of the True Parents, has been one of sorrow, marked by inexpressible suffering and persecution.
The third Adam, the True Parent, must indemnify and completely reverse all the mistakes of the first and second Adams. I have to complete the mission of the Savior, Messiah, and Lord at his second coming, and also the mission of all the major figures on whom religions are based. My life, like the process of God’s creation of the universe, constitutes the great work of recreating humanity. Not even the smallest error is permitted. It has been a lonely course that no one can fully comprehend. It has taken me down thorny paths through the wilderness, often utterly alone. Not even God could acknowledge me. Hovering many times between life and death, even vomiting blood, I still had to rise again like a phoenix to remain true to my promise to God.
Though I was innocent, I had to endure unjust imprisonment six times. I was wrongfully imprisoned for working in the underground independence movement as a student in Japan, for propagating the Will of God in Pyongyang that was under communist rule immediately after Korea’s independence, and during the Syngman Rhee administration after Korea had been reborn as a free nation. Furthermore, even in the United States, which proudly presents itself to the world as a model of democracy, I was unfairly accused by the government and was unjustly imprisoned.
Who on earth can understand the life of Rev. Moon? It has been a life of misery, which I had to endure by biting my tongue, in order to comfort God, and for the salvation of the fallen people of the world who are suffering in the realm of death. Even now, if one person were to look into my heart and speak a word of sympathy, I would burst into tears and my tears would flow like a waterfall.
Ladies and gentlemen, the sinful era of restoration through indemnity, the Era before the Coming of Heaven, has passed, and the era of the constitutional government, an era ruled by heavenly law, is upon us. This is the Era after the Coming of Heaven. You are now living in an era of grace in which, after receiving the marriage Blessing from True Parents, completing the change of lineage, and leading a life that is vertically aligned with Heaven, such that no shadow is cast, you can automatically enter the kingdom of heaven. That is to say, if you establish a true family on earth and lead a heavenly life, when you die, your life will be connected to the kingdom of God in heaven, and you will enjoy eternal life.
Therefore, in the framework of the family, you have to serve God as the Parent in the highest position. All of you are to become His children, entering into a parent-child relationship with Him and perfecting yourselves through living together, closely linked as if by kinship. In short, you need to unite and live in the realm of a true love relationship with God.
The kingdom of heaven must first be achieved on earth. What this means is that the kingdom of heaven being established in the physical world is the prerequisite for establishing the kingdom of heaven in the spirit world.
Therefore, Heaven is not a world found in outer space on the other side of the galaxy, nor is it the by-product of imagination, existing only in the human mind. It refers to the substantial kingdom of heaven on earth, which can only be created when you have led lives expressive of true love. When you leave the physical world on that foundation, you automatically enter the incorporeal kingdom of heaven. This means that only after you have led a heavenly life on earth can you also lead such a life in heaven.
Only the fruit that has fully ripened on the tree can be classified as a product of the best quality. Thus your lives must not be like fruit that is devoured by insects on the tree, bound for hell. You always must remember that you yourselves, through your life on earth, determine whether you go to heaven or to hell.