GOD’S MODEL IDEAL FAMILY AND NATION, AND THE PEACE KINGDOM
Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon
April 28 – Aug. 30, 2006
Ladies and gentlemen!
On looking back, Rev. Moon’s life has indeed been like a dream.
At the young age of sixteen, with nothing but the buoyant spirit and aspirations of youth, he was called by Heaven and began to live for the will of God. This left no room in his heart for any worldly ambitions he may have cherished. It has never been an easy path, but he has followed it for the more than eighty years, looking nowhere but straight ahead. This was the life he was fated to lead, with no choice but to shake off the embrace of his beloved parents and his brothers and sisters, who clung to him, wanting him to stay with them. They endured great suffering, and walked a sacrificial and thorny path for his sake.
Rev. Moon’s life has been a journey through the wilderness that no one among the 6.5 billion people living on earth could ever fully comprehend. Even when he persevered through the hardships of prison life six times, he never let go of the key to the providence.
God’s Heartfelt Sorrow
Rev. Moon came to know only too well how anguished, aggrieved and full of bitter sorrow was the heart of God as He waited for thousands of years to find his lost children. He realized that if God, who is the origin of billions of people and the creator of everything in the universe, was not relieved from His sorrow, human life would remain completely without value.
When, where and how did God come to carry such agonizing sorrow in His heart? Who on earth could inflict this grief upon Him, the absolute and omnipotent Being? God created Adam and Eve and established them as the first ancestors of humankind. He committed Himself one hundred percent to raising them as His son and daughter, connected to Him through love, life and lineage.
The parent–child relationship is the highest and most important of all relationships. The lineal relationship between parent and child is the only way through which God’s lineage can be bequeathed and made to last forever.
However, this parent–child relationship, more precious and important than life itself, was severed through the Fall of Adam and Eve. They were God’s own flesh and blood, created as His eternal, only-begotten son and daughter. But when Adam and Eve formed a blood relationship with His enemy Satan, they became Satan’s children instead. This is why God’s heart has been crushed and wounded with grief and sorrow throughout history.
This still remains as the most mortifying and harrowing anguish of God. No one before in history could know or resolve this.
God’s ideal of creation was to establish a true family in that first generation through Adam and Eve, a family through which He could eternally pass on His lineage. Due to the fall, this was frustrated. Therefore, the only way to relieve God’s sorrow is to restore and establish a true family unrelated to the lineage of Satan. This is the reason why all of us need to establish the true families which are God’s ideal of creation. This is also the fundamental object and purpose of the founding of the Universal Peace Federation.
God’s Purpose for Creating Adam and Eve
Genesis 1:27 tells us, “So God created man in His own image; male and female He created them.” Observing God’s creation, as expressed in this passage, we can conclude that God is a being who comprises the essence of both masculinity and femininity. Having these attributes, God could not enjoy a solitary life. Therefore, He created the universe to be His object partner. He created all things in the universe in his own image and created human beings as His substantial object partners. The first masculine representative created by God as His object partner in substance was Adam. The first feminine representative He created was Eve. God had a clear objective in mind when He created the first two human beings as separate beings, one man and one woman.
God exists as a spiritual, incorporeal being. Although He is the harmonious subject being of dual characteristics, he still needs to assume a physical form if he is to relate directly with the entire physical world of substance.
Embodied within both Adam and Eve, He intended to communicate and work freely in relation to the entire created universe. Even God, as a spiritual incorporeal being, meets with certain limits in dealing with the physical, corporeal world of substance.
If Adam and Eve had attended God in their hearts and become one with Him, they could have married on the basis of having perfected themselves. When they had children and created a family, they would have become the external and horizontal true parents and God would have been the internal and vertical substantial true parent.
If only this had come to pass, Adam and Eve would have resembled God one hundred percent, both in their inner nature and outer form. As a perfect manifestation of God, Adam and Eve would have become the true parents of humankind. All human beings would perceive the true reality of God through them.
God created Adam and Eve for the fulfillment of love.
He intended for Adam and Eve to reach perfection and become the embodiments of love in complete union. On that basis, God would have become the Parent of true love for all humanity. Adam and Eve would have established an ideal family, and consequently an ideal world, through having their own children and multiplying. The spirit world and the earthly world would have been harmoniously linked through human beings. We can conclude that God created us with the purpose of our being the connecting point between the spiritual and physical worlds.
By coming to dwell in Adam and Eve based on true love, God would eternally remain the True Parent of humankind. Even when the time came for them to end their lives on earth and pass on into the spirit world, God could take on the spirit bodies of Adam and Eve and manifest in that world as the True Parent through their form.
However, due to the Fall of Adam and Eve, God has never seen that ideal fulfilled.
God does not need money, knowledge, or power. Since He is the absolute and almighty being, He does not need such things. Though modern science may be making spectacular advances, this is just part of the process of discovering the facts and truths about God’s creation. The vast expanse of this universe operates in accordance with laws following a divine order that cannot be fully fathomed by human thought or science. In this sense, God alone is the absolute scientist.
God’s Ideal of Creation
What was the ideal that God hoped to achieve through the creation of humankind? It was to fulfill the four-position foundation. The four-position foundation signifies Adam and Eve in a state of complete union with God. It that state it would be impossible for them to separate from God’s realm of love, no matter how hard they may try.
In other words, the four position foundation refers to a family with God as its center; a family where husband and wife have achieved complete oneness, not only with each other but also with God. They become an ideal couple and give birth to ideal children. When a four-position foundation is completed, that family becomes a family of the ideal of creation desired by God.
Generally speaking, a family is formed through the coming together of husband and wife and parents and children. God’s love must be at the center of that family group The husband represents heaven and the wife, earth.
Although they are two separate beings, when the husband and wife become one, their union symbolizes the unity of heaven and earth. Simply put, when husband and wife are in unity based on God’s love, the way to bring unity in the entire universe opens up.
Ladies and gentlemen!
God created the world to receive joy from it. Even the absolute God, cannot feel joy while alone. He needed a partner with whom He could share the giving and receiving of love. Joy can only be experienced in relationship to a partner.
To put it in another way, God created this world in order to feel joy from seeing humankind and all things of the creation become one through His love, and form a harmonious and peaceful world of love. Human beings were meant to form true conjugal relationships centering upon His love. They were to establish families, tribes, peoples, nations and a world of true love.
God created this world to participate directly in this process and to feel joy from it. Human beings are absolutely essential to fulfill God’s ideal of love. In light of this concept, we can better understand that absolute value is derived from an absolute partner.
God, as the Father, and humankind as His children were to form a vertical axis. This was the goal of the creation of human beings. If this axis had been connected perfectly, a relationship that united humankind and God as one in true love would have been established. That relationship would have been absolutely inseparable. No force in the universe could break it apart. How could anyone who has been bound to the original love of God, and who has tasted that love, ever be separated from it?
With the coming of spring, honeybees wake up from their long slumber and get the taste for the fresh nectar of blooming flowers. Try pulling the abdomen of one such honeybee while it is lost to all else but sucking on that nectar. You will see that it cannot tear itself from the nectar, even if its abdomen is pulled off. How about you? Once you really get to know the taste of God’s true love, you won’t get far from it before you come back and cling to it once again. This shows us that the power of the vertical true love that connects us to God is greater than the power of life.
The Value of Family
Ladies and gentlemen, the reason we miss our family when we leave them behind is because at home there is love for one another. It is where the love of mother and father, the love of elder brothers and sisters and younger siblings, and the love of one’s spouse and children and close neighbors are all deeply embedded. The family is a place of mutual affection, where all the relationships and affinities are brought together through mutual love. This makes us want to cherish each and every member of our family.
It is the yearning and desire of any wanderer who has left his family behind to re-appear boldly one day before that family as a liberated being, able to embrace mountains, streams and trees, love his kith and kin, and sing songs of ecstasy. However, the situation of humankind, descended from the Fall, has been different. Banished from our original heavenly hometown, they have been destined to wander in isolation and defeat. Human beings have been unable to go back to the original ideal, no matter how much they wanted to, for they have lost the root and heart of that original homeland.
However, with the ushering in of the era of a new heaven and a new earth, human beings have been pulled out of the swamp that was sucking them down. The way has been opened to return to the hometown they could not forget even for a moment, and to meet with their true family. Could there ever be a day of greater blessing for humanity? The time of heavenly power and fortune has now come, making it possible for us to reestablish the original family that was lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve.
A Family of Three Generations Living in Harmony
To seek after and find the lost original family, you should set out on a path to fulfill the position of the perfected Adam, the position of the perfected Jesus, and the position representing the perfected Second Coming of the Lord.
God will dwell in such a family. That family would be one of three generations. Grandparents, parents and children will live in harmony. Parents and children will live in service and attendance to the grandparents who connect to the historical root of the ancestors.
The family sets the pattern for living together in harmony. The model, ideal family is one where parents and children love and respect each other. In that family, husband and wife are grounded in mutual trust and love.
Brothers and sisters trust and rely on each other, and all live together as one. In a true family the stem of true love emerges from the root, and bears the fruit of true love.
In such a family, history is alive, and the kingdom of heaven extends into it. It is in such a family that the kingdom of heaven on earth takes root. It is also where the everlasting tradition of kingship is firmly planted.
In such a family, the roots or foundations of past, present and future are represented by the grandparents, parents, and grandchildren. The root of the past represents the spirit world; the root of the present is the palace representing the world of today; and the root of the future establishes the grandsons and granddaughters as princes and princesses. Through such a family we will erect the palace of peace, representing the harmony of the two worlds, the spirit world and the physical world.
In this way, the three generations of grandparents, parents, and grandchildren should live together as one family, serving the eternally existent God. You should know that to seek after and establish such a family of Cheon Il Guk, God’s kingdom, is the sacred responsibility of tribal messiahs, the holy mission of the Ambassadors for Peace, and the desire of God.
You should create families that God will miss and yearn to return to after He has been away. You should raise families to which God can come as freely as a parent visiting His children. In such a family, God becomes the vertical subject of conscience. This is what it means to live in service to God.
Following God as the vertical subject, your conscience will stand in a position to bring your mind and body into unity. This is how parental love, conjugal love, children’s love, and siblings’ love—in short, the four realms of love or the four realms of heart—can be perfected. Only in a family where God is the subject can the upper and lower, front and behind, left and right be connected as one. These relationships allow harmonious, circular motion to continue forever. This is how God’s everlasting, model ideal families, nations and His peace kingdom will be established.
The Purpose of Marriage
Ladies and gentlemen!
Why should we get married? It is to restore the position of an owner of love. 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 the wife’s reproductive organ is the husband, and the owner of the husband’s is the wife. Only when each is deeply rooted in love for the other can they stand in the position of the owner of their spouse. We marry to secure this position of the owner of love.
Then what are we trying to achieve by restoring the position of the owner of love? It is to fulfill and embody God’s love. God is the subject of the three great loves. As the creator of the universe, He is the teacher, owner and parent of true love. This is the genuine three-great-subject-thought- system. All such teachings and truths are based on true, model families. Once these families expand, the society, nation, world and even heaven and earth can be transformed into the peace kingdom of the model ideal family.
Distinguished leaders, you are now living in the most blessed and exalted time in history. I now proclaim the launch of the era of a new heaven and earth. This is the Era After the Coming of Heaven, long-awaited and yearned for by your ancestors in the spirit world who have come and gone in history. This is the era of the Kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world. The founders of the four great religions and billions of good ancestors have come down to earth at this time to guide you on the heavenly path. The age in which the fallen and corrupted world plays havoc on humanity, allowing those who are evil to live better than others, is passing away.
Rev. Moon, who received the seal of heaven, has come as the True Parent of humanity and the King of Peace. He will be true to his promise to heaven and to God. He will bring to fruition the era of the Kingdom of the Peaceful, Ideal World on this earth without fail. Please bear in mind that all of you gathered here today are to be the central figures in establishing the Kingdom of the Peaceful, Ideal World on this earth, in attendance to the King and Queen of Peace, the True Parents.
Under the banner of the Abel-type UN, let us sweep away the absurdities and the evil of this world through true love power. Let us become the proud “peace kingdom police” and “peace kingdom corps” of the Universal Peace Federation, and protect the blessed families of the world. Let us fulfill our roles as the sentinels watching over this blessed land that is our planet.
I pray that the blessings and grace of God may be with all of you as leaders representing different areas of responsibility. Your presence has elevated this historic occasion.
I ask you to devote your best efforts, as True Parents have, toward the development and success of the Universal Peace Federation, and toward creating God’s ideal family, ideal nation and the peace kingdom.
Please become true princes and princesses who can attend and live together with God, the eternal peace king and true parent of humanity. Let each of us live up to the standard of a true filial child, a patriot, a saint, and a member of the family of divine sons and daughters of God.
Let us create the peace kingdom for all eternity.
May God’s blessings be with you, your family and your nations.