Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 87
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 2: God’s Homeland and the Peace Kingdom
Speech 12: Complete and Perfect Restoration of Cain and Abel Brotherhood and the IdealWorld of Creation, pg 294-297
Complete and Perfect Restoration of Cain and Abel Brotherhood and the Ideal World of Creation
February 14, 2005
Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center, Korea
Birthday Celebration for the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and Coronation of the King and Queen of Peace and Cosmic Unity
Respected guests from home and abroad, ladies and gentlemen: This is the time of a great historical transition. At this moment, flowers of life and love are blooming for all humankind and all things in the universe under the bright sun of the fifth year of God’s kingdom of Cheon Il Guk. God’s grace and blessing are upon us.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have consistently devoted my entire life of eighty-some years to upholding God’s Will for the salvation of humankind. After holding more than ten thousand meetings and public speeches to teach the words of truth, today, my lifelong ministry is reaching its completion. Generally, we think of history in terms of people and events as they happen. However, there is another way to understand history from the vertical perspective of God’s providence.
An unprecedented coronation for cosmic unity
Today you all have participated in the Coronation of the Peace King and Queen of Cosmic Unity. This was an event unprecedented in history. History will record this day for eternity. Today we are receiving God’s abundant grace. We are beginning the second four-year course in the providence of Cheon Il Guk, which runs from 2005 to 2008. In commemorating this significant day, I would like to inform you about the heavenly laws that we are to know and practice in this age. The theme of my speech is “Complete and Perfect Restoration of Cain and Abel Brotherhood and the Ideal World of Creation.”
Ladies and gentlemen, if Adam and Eve, our human ancestors, had not fallen, they would have fulfilled God’s original intention for them, which was that they perfect themselves and establish a realm of unity with God in heart. They were to have been God’s children and God’s absolute object partners, relating only with Him.
Nonetheless, when they joined with Satan and bound themselves to his lineage, they fell to a lowly status where they had no choice but to deal with Satan as well as God. I am describing the situation immediately after the Fall when Adam and Eve carried the original sin only and had not yet done anything else evil. They were in a midway position, where they had to deal with both God and Satan.
God then worked to separate Adam’s family, caught in this midway position, from Satan. God began with the children of fallen Adam and their descendants. Based on the sequence of events of the Fall of humankind, He placed Cain, the oldest among Adam’s three sons, on Satan’s side, and Abel, the second son, on the side of Heaven. God worked this providence of salvation based on the law of restoration through indemnity. Since Satan had a claim on fallen Adam and Eve based on his connection with them by blood, God separated their children in this way. He had them set up indemnity conditions on their own, with the goal of restoring them both to the side of Heaven. Satan, for his part, knew that God had a claim on human beings as their original Creator. Therefore, he could not just seize the fallen people for his side unless they made evil conditions that would allow him to invade them. Thus God and Satan carried out an invisible struggle in the lives of Cain and Abel over the conditions they would make to restore the lineage of true love. This invisible struggle has expanded ever since through the history of Adam’s descendants.
We know from the Bible the tragic outcome. Cain, the oldest son, killed Abel, the second son. Cain should have submitted naturally to his favored brother, yet he did not. How intense was God’s grief, and how bitter His sorrow! Here were His children, whom He had created based on His heart of original true love. However, now Satan had taken them away. True love, the very principle of heaven, was removed from this world. God’s lineage, which would have been passed down throughout the generations for eternity, was destroyed in one moment.
God created as His children Adam and Eve. When they grew to maturity, He intended to give them the marriage Blessing so that they could establish the way of true love. God was longing for a family that He could love as His alone. However, to God’s deep sorrow, He could not embrace His children, Adam and Eve, in true love. Nor could He embrace His grandchildren, Cain and Abel, in true love. God’s sorrow over this has persisted throughout history.
God, Adam and Eve, and their children were supposed to form a family of three generations. Had they established it, the Fall would never have occurred. Satan, who has tormented human beings and ravaged human history for tens of thousands of years, would never have existed.
The beginning of our tragic history
Humankind was to be one great family. God was to be the head of every family, which would live as three generations. Nonetheless, by the end its second and third generations, the members of God’s first family, Adam’s family, failed to fulfill the conditions set for them. They failed in the limited responsibility that was given them as their portion in accordance with the Principle of Creation. Here was the beginning of humankind’s tragic history. Yet, God could not give up on His creation. He began His providence of restoration through indemnity in order to find His children, whom Satan had abducted, no matter what the cost. God is a Lord of principles, fundamental rules, and laws. If God had abandoned the realm of three generations that was lost in Adam’s family, it would have been tantamount to abandoning His entire work of creation.
Accordingly, God waited 130 years after Cain’s murder of Abel and raised Adam’s third son, Seth, as a new central figure. Seth had to fulfill the responsibility that Abel did not, which was to establish the realm of the eldest son and also to restore God’s lineage. From that time forth, God called descendants from Seth’s lineage to establish appropriate conditions of indemnity as He advanced His restoration providence to separate humankind from Satan.
God was supposed to rule the cosmos with absolute authority as the true Father, true Teacher, and true Lord of humankind. Yet Adam’s family trampled on God’s ideal of creation and drove God into the back alleys of history. Today, all of you need to understand clearly how the history of separating good from evil centering on Cain and Abel has providentially affected human history. You must be aware of the significance it has for us as we begin the fifth year of Cheon Il Guk.