Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 424
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 10: True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind
Speech 14: Building a Peaceful World Based on the Parent UN, pg 1592-1596
Building a Peaceful World Based on the Parent UN
January 30, 2010
Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center, Korea
True Father’s Ninetieth Birthday Celebration
Respected heads of state and leaders of the global community:
In greeting a new year of great hope, my wife and I, and our entire family, welcome all of you. We thank you for coming, despite your busy schedules, to brighten this meaningful event today in celebration of my birthday and that of my wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.
A lonely and solitary path of life
Ladies and gentlemen, Heaven carries out its providence in truly profound ways. I embarked on the way of Heaven after receiving a divine decree at the age of fifteen. It was an event I vividly remember, as if it were yesterday. On Mount Myodu in Jeongju, early on Easter morning in 1935, in the face of a cold and fierce north wind, I held on tightly to God and made the greatest decision of my life.
While in a trancelike state, although I desperately wanted to decline that fearful heavenly decree, I felt God’s passionate tears welling up in my heart. From that moment I left behind the carefree years of my adolescence, in the mountains and fields, at home and at school, and entered a bottomless sea of life-or-death prayers and challenges.
Looking back on my life on my ninetieth birthday, I can only declare that I have followed a lonely and desolate path. Since the day Heaven called me, I have been like a marathon runner racing toward the finish line of the fulfillment of God’s Will, communicating solely with God. On this path I could not compromise with anyone. I could not even look around at my surroundings. I could not seek out a teacher; I could not even show filial piety to my parents as I hastened toward my destination. It has been a long journey, fraught with tribulations, soaked in blood, sweat and tears. I had to gasp for breath while embracing the 6.5 billion people of the world in my bosom. This is what Heaven called me to do.
Ladies and gentlemen, the promised year of 2013, a most serious time, is now approaching. Heaven has waited thousands of years for the day, three years from now, when the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven, which billions of people have dreamed of, is perfected, standing on the foundation that the True Parents have laid by overcoming countless life-or-death situations. The path of True Parents is a necessary one, which does not allow time for rest. It is not a path that can be abandoned once it is undertaken. It is a path that we are destined to travel together under the guidance of heavenly fortune. It is a course we can complete while living full of hope and joy. On that day of completion you will see four generations, the grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren, holding hands and singing Hallelujah!
The UN has to serve as one family of the world’s nations
Leaders from around the world, we are here to celebrate a truly historic day. History will not forget the magnificent effort and spirit displayed by the United Nations as it exerted itself for the welfare and peace of humanity for the past sixty years while standing on the side of Heaven. However, we are at a point where there is broad consensus that the United Nations is falling behind and the actions it takes to address the problems of the world fall far short as the currents of human affairs move ever more rapidly and unpredictably into the third millennium. The twenty-first century is a time when humanity is desperately in need of a new wineskin to hold the new wine of the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven.
In response to this historic need, Heaven has blessed us with the Parent UN, which is the Peace UN that I am proclaiming today. It is a special gift from Heaven, which I am conveying to humanity in my capacity as the King of Peace and True Parent. What is the Parent UN? The answer is not complicated.
The United Nations, as its name suggests, is a confederation of nations. War-weary countries created it immediately after the Second World War out of an earnest desire to create a peaceful world. With more than one hundred ninety member states, it has the semblance of a world government. It is also like a global corporation with an annual budget in the billions of dollars.
However, let us consider this world body in light of the vision of one family under God, a concept I have taught throughout my life. In the end, the mission of the UN, as one family of nations, is to bring peace to humanity. Human beings cannot escape the reality that we are ultimately one family.
The Peace UN is in the position of a parent
The existing United Nations is Cain-type in relation to the Abel UN that Heaven has decreed at the start of the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. The existing UN has one hundred ninety-three member states. By comparison, within just two years, the Abel UN has already established itself in one hundred ninety-four nations, where it actively carries out work for peace.
Nonetheless, Cain and Abel are brothers in a horizontal relationship, and it is necessary to have parents in a vertical role to establish and maintain guidelines for family order. Cain and Abel need to follow the way and rules of Heaven, which means to be obedient to their parents and united as brothers. On the global level the Cain UN and Abel UN need to become one as the Peace UN and, in the position of the Parent UN, fulfill the mission of building a peaceful world in this transitional time.
The Peace UN will fulfill its mission to advance the day of the completion of the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven by centering on True Parents, whom God has enthroned as the Peace King of kings throughout heaven and earth. The anointed representatives (boonbongwang), whom I have dispatched to all nations, will lead the Peace UN.
The mission of the representatives and heirs of the True Parents
What is the significance of these representatives? Think about the time of Jesus. His disciples were to serve him and realize God’s dream of uniting all humanity as one family. As the second selves of the accepted Christ, they would have been dispatched to all corners of the globe. They would have followed the roads from Rome to the rest of the world and fulfilled their mission as Jesus’ representatives and heirs. In short, it was their mission to serve Jesus and establish the kingdom of peace here on earth. This is the significance of the anointed representatives (boonbongwang)
Similarly, the leaders from around the world to whom the King of Peace, the True Parent of humankind, has given the mission of anointed representatives have the responsibility to be True Parents’ representatives and heirs. They have the God-given mission to settle everlasting peace on earth. They need to perform their mission like a furnace of true love, eradicating without a trace the barriers between races, religions, nations and cultures and establishing the kingdom of peace under the banner of one family under God. To carry out this solemn mission, I will fully commit the peace kingdom corps and peace kingdom police force that I have organized worldwide.
Distinguished guests, the fact that you are attending this historic rally means that you have received Heaven’s call. Behind each and every one of you are standing thousands of good ancestors. They may not be visible to your eyes if you live based only on your five physical senses. With grateful hearts, they have come running to help and encourage you upon your receiving this summons from Heaven. They are filled with joy and ecstasy and are crying, “Hallelujah!”
So try to develop your five spiritual senses. All the things of creation, which are essential to our lives, are welcoming you with open arms. This present era, which sees us already racing toward the year 3000, is an era of true love, in which we are to live for the sake of others. It is the Era after the Coming of Heaven. In this era, even a wild chrysanthemum blooming alone in an open field is awaiting the true owner with whom it can exchange true love.
In this context, I declared the twenty-first century the era of the Pacific Rim. The sphere of the Pacific Rim is the final destination of human civilization, which has continued to develop and move along a central historical axis. It is our responsibility to safeguard and love the Pacific Rim, which embraces six continents, and to nurture it so that it can in turn protect the lives of all people in the future.
Ladies and gentlemen, our purpose is to serve and attend God as our Parent and to become one family of love. The words from Heaven that I have brought to humanity fill the pages of more than a thousand books.
This is truly an astonishing number. It would take a person all their life and possibly more to read them all. They are the treasure store of the heavenly way, which scholars will eagerly research and delve into for years to come. I hope you will each take home one of the available booklets, in which you will find the basic content of the heavenly way. I hope you will read it carefully with your family and abide by it as your family’s rules and tradition from this point on. If your families live according to the teachings of this booklet, God will bless them with an outpouring of heavenly fortune. Yours will become families of saints and sages that history will long remember.
May the great blessing of God, the King of kings, be with your families, your nations and all of heaven and earth.