Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 88
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 297-300
As the Lord of true love, God created human beings as His children based on the standard of absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience. This is the principle for all created beings. When God created, He completely and absolutely invested Himself, absolutely affirming His creation. This is why we human beings, as God’s object partners, must offer our absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience to God, who is our Subject Partner.
The same principle applies to the relationship between Cain and Abel, even though they represent the side of evil and good, respectively. It is a heavenly law that Cain, who stands in the position of an object partner, needs to go to God through Abel. Cain must attend Abel as a father, master, and teacher. Abel, for his part, has to maintain an absolute standard in the position to represent God. Like God, he must embrace and love Cain as he would his own child, with absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience. By possessing a character worthy of trust and respect, Abel should be able to induce Cain to submit to him naturally.
This is the heavenly principle for resolving the countless Cain-Abel conflicts that have appeared in the history of God’s providence. Whenever this path was not followed, the conflict, bloodshed, and war only continued unabated. With each failure, God had to go through the ordeal of seeing His providence prolonged. The thousands of years of human history bear living testimony to this principle.
I do not have time to explain the details of the events that have occurred in the history of the providence to complete the restoration of the realm of the eldest son and restore God’s lineage. After Seth in Adam’s family, a period of sixteen hundred years elapsed, and then the providence moved to Noah’s family. God called Noah as the central figure and worked through his family to restore through indemnity the mistakes of Adam’s family. However, this providence also ended poorly due to the mistake of Ham, Noah’s second son, who stood in the position of Abel.
God waited four hundred more years and then called Abraham. He was the eldest son of Terah, an idol-maker who symbolized Satan’s world. Abraham’s life is a story of setting conditions to restore the realm of the eldest son and the lineage. Through the three generations of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, God worked a providence to restore in a short time the three historical generations of Adam’s family, Noah’s family, and Abraham’s family. Finally, Jacob established the conditions for the restoration of the realm of the eldest son and the lineage. By going into exile and suffering mistreatment, Jacob was victorious in achieving the condition of separation from Satan. Based upon that success, Jacob triumphed in wrestling with the angel and was blessed with the name “Israel.” The relationship between Esau and Jacob was the same as that between Cain and Abel. Through the principled way of absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience, and the successful cooperation between mother and son, Jacob was finally able to recover the realm of the eldest son by bringing his father Isaac and elder brother Esau into natural submission to him.
In Jacob’s family, Joseph, who was the son of Rachel, Jacob’s wife on God’s side, entered Egypt and was successful in his course of recovery. Eventually, he brought his eleven brothers, who stood in the position of Cain, into natural submission to him; thus, he was victorious in the role of Abel. Having become the prime minister of Egypt, he brought Jacob’s family to live with him. What if Joseph had also invited Esau’s family to Egypt? Then the historical struggle between Cain and Abel would have come to an end. Later difficulties, such as the Israelites’ forty years of wandering in the wilderness under Moses, would never have arisen. Upon the victorious foundation of Jacob’s family, Jesus would finally emerge from that lineage, four thousand years after the failure of Adam and Eve.
God united the ten northern tribes and two southern tribes into the nation of Israel and prepared Judaism. God set up Israel and Judaism in another Cain and Abel relationship to create the environment for receiving the substantial Messiah. God raised Israel in the position of Cain representing the political sphere and Judaism in the position of Abel representing the religious sphere.
The relationship between John the Baptist and Jesus also resembled that of Cain and Abel. If Israel and Judaism had clearly understood the teachings of the Old Testament, which were given as a guide for the four-thousand-year providence of restoration, they would have united internally and externally. Led by John the Baptist, they would have attended Jesus as the King of kings and True Parent. Jesus would then have been able to build the kingdom of heaven, God’s ideal of creation, within his lifetime. Furthermore, if John the Baptist had clearly understood and fulfilled his responsibility in the position of Cain, how could Jesus have died on the cross? Yet despite receiving direct revelations and visions from Heaven, and despite hearing Jesus’ guidance that Jesus was himself the Lord and Abel, in the end, John the Baptist could not meet the challenge of living by absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience.
Jesus came as the second Adam
Furthermore, Jesus came as the second Adam. His family was to have been the true ancestors of humankind, passing on the lineage that stems from God’s seed of pure love and pure harmony. God intended to give Jesus His marriage Blessing in order that he might form a true family that would become the root of God’s true lineage for all the ages.
However, with his death on the cross, once again, God was driven to the darkest grief, His hopes crushed. God had sent Jesus, His only begotten Son, to recover the lost position of Adam. God had given Jesus His seal as the second Adam, hoping that he would bring the four-thousand-year history of the providence of restoration to its conclusion. Instead, once again, God’s Will was frustrated. Once again, the core that God had established as the central axis of history was pulled out from its root. From that time on, God’s providence of restoration began to intensify.
God never deviates from the track set by the principles and laws that He established at the creation. He cannot lead the providence arbitrarily or capriciously. Consequently, after losing Jesus, who was to have become the eternal Abel for humankind, God patiently endured another two thousand years of history. During that time, He prepared the environment and conditions that would no longer permit failure, and on that foundation, God finally sent to this earth the person who is speaking to you now, with His seal as the Second Advent of the Lord.
Even so, my life course has never been smooth. Satan is a creature so shrewd and cunning that he could trample even on the heart of the omniscient and omnipotent God. For the past eighty-plus years, my life has run the gamut of ups and downs. Yet, by establishing all the indemnity conditions necessary for each stage of the providence, I gained victory at the great transition point of the twentieth century. This was when the conflict and struggle between Cain and Abel that had begun in Adam’s family had expanded into the global struggle between communism and democracy. On the foundation of overcoming that final level of struggle, in the year 2001, I was able to declare the era of Cheon Il Guk, the time of true love under the sovereignty of Abel, and to offer God His kingship.
On that victorious foundation, in Jerusalem in 2003, I offered to Jesus his coronation as the King of Peace of the First Israel. In 2004, coronation ceremonies were held in America, the Second Israel, in Korea, the third Israel, and finally on the global level. Thus, in my capacity as the True Parent of humankind, I was elevated to the King of Peace, transcending religions and nations. Standing upon these providential victories, now in 2005, the world’s six billion people have entered the second stage in the three-stage process of building the kingdom of Cheon Il Guk.