Cheon Seong Gyeong 667
The condition enabling you to go to heaven is to love God more than your own children. You must love the Lord more than your own spouse. You must love the Holy Spirit more than yourself. That’s the oneness of the Trinity. (10-99, 1960.7.17)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1351
What is the Blessing? It is the securing of families. Centering on my family, the 3, 36, 72, and 124 Couples were blessed, and through these Blessings, the global indemnity condition could be fulfilled. Then the issue of the 430 Couples arises. Although the 124 Couples were established to represent the global standard of the Blessing, there are still many Koreans who do not believe in religion and so do not lead religious lives. Isn’t that so? God’s providence must take account of all existing religions, and indemnity conditions are necessary for their sakes. But what would happen to nonbelievers? They cannot just be cut off completely and cast away.
Ultimately, the many races and clans must be equally engrafted to the realm of mainstream thought through religions. Although the way leading to the world has been paved and the gates through which religious people can pass have been opened, ordinary people had been excluded; they could not be admitted. Thus, the many ordinary tribes in Korea must be engrafted. That was the reason behind the establishment of the 430 Couples: they represent the 4,300 years of Korean history. (110-123, 1980.11.10)
Richard: For me, this means that even if people do not understand the truth and receive salvation the way you would like them to, none the less, you still need to make effort to help them. All of God’s people have this ministry and mission.
3. There Are No Races or Class Distinctions in Heaven
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
Publius Syrus25 (Hellenism)
One fate comes to all, to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean… One fate comes to all.
There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.
Know all human beings to be repositories of Divine Light;
Stop not to inquire about their caste;
In the hereafter there are no castes.
Adi Granth, Asa, M.1, p. 349 (Sikhism)
Teachings of True Father Sun Myung Moon
In heaven there is no color. Everyone there shines so brightly that they appear to be silver—a silvery color so brilliant and radiant that it takes on a purple sheen. (293:224, May 26, 1998)
It is very possible that when white people go to the spirit world and try to enter the gate to heaven, they will be met by a black security guard. Conversely, black people will be met by a white security guard. Under those circumstances, would you back away, saying, “I don’t really need to be here; I will go somewhere else”? Suppose the guard stopped you, and then started cursing and kicking you. Would you grab his legs and beg his forgiveness, saying, “I deserve whatever punishment you give me, for on earth I was an ignorant racist. Please forgive me”? Or would you run away? (116:110, December 27, 1981)