Cheon Seong Gyeong 1855
Blessed families have risen up on the vertical standard, but have not stood on the horizontal standard in Jardim. Therefore, from now on, families must be established that can live together with God on the horizontal standard. To facilitate this, I have made an education center for ideal families aimed toward world peace, and I have been re-educating the families that have been blessed until now. I must train them again with the contents enabling them to join God’s absolute glorious family. That is the family training, taking place in Jardim. (294-319, 1998.8.9)
Richard: We need education to learn how to be original, ideal families as God intended from the beginning. A good start will be to attend our next workshops at the Peace Kingdom Center on March 18-19, 2022.
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1350
Through the 430 Couples Blessing, Korea could be connected to the Unification Church. This means that, although many Koreans did not believe in religion, all could enjoy the privileges of the realm of the third Israel due to the fulfillment of indemnity conditions within that realm through the 430 Couples. I was therefore able to publicly announce that Korea is the nation of the chosen people. The realm of the chosen people was established. I can now expand this foundation globally.
After the 430 Couples Blessing, the next stage is the global extension of the land and people from Korea. By that I mean sowing the land, designating holy grounds, and engrafting them to the 430 Couples. I therefore established holy grounds in forty nations. Following this, I made a world tour, during which, I blessed the 43 Couples. I connected a total of 43 couples from Japan, the United States, and Germany as the counterpart of the 430 Couples in Korea. This is truly historic. Through this foundation, the many nonbelievers in the world can also receive the benefits of the realm of Israel. The world passed through four thousand years of Jewish history before Christ or six thousand years including Christian history, during which traditions were passed on from generation to generation and people believed in the benefit derived from them. But now, they are being endowed with the privilege of participating in the realm of benefit in this era of horizontal expansion, even though they do not believe. Such a foundation has finally been laid. (110-123, 1980.11.10)
Richard: I have noticed this effect through our Home Church ministry. When I first moved to eastern Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the area was considered somewhat sketchy and crime ridden. 25 years later, when we moved, it was considered a desirable place to live. I feel that our home church work, including practical projects that we initiated, like neighborhood watch, made a substantive difference.
Now we live in West Virginia. By working with neighbors, I feel that the community is benefiting in general, not just those who are receptive to our ministry.
Love Your Enemy
The prescription to love your enemy and to requite evil with good is sometimes thought of as an impractical and perfectionist ethic. But in fact, this doctrine is widely taught in the world’s religions. It is in fact a fundamental principle for relating peaceably with others.
Many people seek recompense for wrongs done to them in the name of “justice.” yet if everyone demanded an eye for an eye, the whole world would be blind. revenge only multiplies evil in the world; neither does it solve the fundamental root of evil, which lies in Satan’s accusations against God and humanity. As Father Moon explains, only the unparalleled love of enemy can overcome evil at its root and lead to the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
Several passages in this section describe Jesus’ example of loving his enemies as he hung from the cross. We have also included quotations from two modern-day apostles of this doctrine: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Exodus Rabbah 26.2 (Judaism)