Creating a World of Peace - The Thought and Works of Sun Myung Moon by Joon Ho Seuk
Volume 1 - The Life and Teachings of Reverend Sun Myung Moon [Part 10 / 20]
9. True Parents
In 1992, based upon the fulfillment of 40 years of restoration, Reverend Moon could proclaim that he and Hak Ja Han Moon were the True Parents of mankind, and that this was the fulfillment of the second coming of Christ according to God's will.
This proclamation was first made in Korea during the blessing of 30,000 couples and in front of world leaders from more than 60 nations around the world, including former and current presidents, leaders in the fields of science, academia, world media, the youth, women's organizations, and world religions.
This was followed by proclamations on a tour of more than 40 nations where Reverend and Mrs. Moon announced their position and mission in front of thousands of distinguished leaders and citizens of those nations.
The year 1994 saw an even greater activism on the part of Mrs. Moon, as she delivered the address, "True Parents and the Completed Testament Age" in 44 cities in America, 27 cities in Japan, on 40 university campuses in Korea, and 41 nations around the world. This tour included such notable venues as Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United Nations in New York City, the Kremlin, and congressional buildings in Japan, Korea, and Canada.
The Messiah and the True Parents
Mrs. Moon has given a fitting description of the meaning of the Messiah and the True Parents.
Ladies and Gentlemen, what is the Messiah? The Messiah is the True Parents of humankind.
God's original plan was to establish perfected Adam and Eve as the true ancestors of humanity.
Satan, however, invaded this ideal, and God, ever since, has been working toward the emergence of ideal True Parents through which all humankind can be restored. As true fathers and true mothers ourselves, we must vanquish Satan, liberate humanity and build the kingdom of Heaven on earth. As God's sons and daughters we must inherit God's love, life and lineage. Moreover, we must also inherit True Parents' love, life and lineage.
Then we will have achieved unity between heaven and earth, vertical and horizontal, and mind and body. This will be the starting point for the eternal world of peace.
On August 1, 1996, in Washington, D.C., Reverend and Mrs. Moon inaugurated the Family Federation for World Peace in further fulfillment of God's mandate that started back in 1935 on a Korean hillside.
The purpose of the Family Federation for World Peace is to introduce to individuals and families the original blueprint of how to establish the true family. This organization seeks to bring people of all races, nationalities, cultures, traditions, and religions to work together to create a culture of peace centered on the family.
From "The Messiah and True Parents," World Summit on Leadership and Governance Congratulatory Banquet, January 27, 2004.
The phrase, "True Parent," does not appear in any encyclopedia. It is not a phrase that I created, nor is it something that anyone in the world can attach to my name easily. Instead, it is the destiny and blessing that Heaven has bestowed on my wife and me.
The position of True Parent carries with it the vertical missions of Savior, Messiah, and returning Lord, responsibilities that have never been realized before in history or will ever be seen again in the future. For this reason, human beings still affiliated with the fallen realm must fulfill a number of conditions in order to attend the True Parents and accomplish Heaven's will.
First, they must participate in and complete a revolution of indemnity. This means they must cast everything aside and follow the True Parents. They must cast aside their friends and teachers, even their parents, and follow the True Parents.
It is only when everything is cast aside and a standard of "total living offering" is made that Heaven can bestow blessings and grace upon us. This means that humanity must mercilessly eradicate all bonds and relationships with the satanic world, not showing even the slightest attachment, and in this way, return to the zero point and mark the dawning of a new creation.
Second, they must complete a revolution of conscience. This means that they must maintain a tradition of true love, true life, and true lineage in accordance with the predisposition of the original mind and conscience endowed in us by God. They must do this without even the smallest variance, regardless of whatever worldly sovereignty or ideology they may encounter.
They must live a life of "noon-time settlement," where they do not leave any shadow or even a speck of shame in the presence of the spiritual and physical worlds. The revolution of conscience is completed when our lives reach a harmonious state of one mind, one body, one thought, and so establish the realm of pure love and pure lineage as an eternal and unchanging tradition in which the age of unity and harmony blossoms.
The third condition is a revolution of heart.
This means that humanity must complete a world of true love in which God will want to come to human beings, consult us on all matters, and will want to reside with us. In other words, the revolution of heart is a revolution of true love. "Living for the sake of others" speaks of the practice of unchanging, sacrificial love.
Think what it would be like if all of us lived for the sake of others more than for ourselves. God, the root source of true love, would reside within us and would live for our sake. What greater joy and glory could there be for us?
Wherever the revolution of heart has been completed, there will be no such thing as family breakdown, racial strife, international border disputes, friction between religions, or any other vestiges of the satanic world. An eternal Peace Kingdom will be established.