Cheon Seong Gyeong 2476
The society of the ideal world will be characterized politically by principles of interdependence, economically by mutual prosperity and ethically by universally shared values. The core content of the principle of interdependence is co-ownership based on God’s true love. The basic model of the society of interdependence is the family. By co-ownership, I do not mean ownership merely in relation to material possessions, but ownership based on God’s love.
In the family, even though all property would be legally held in the parents’ names, in practice it would be jointly owned by the parents and children; that is, by the whole family. At the same time, the individual family members are allocated their own rooms, clothing and allowances. In this way, in the family, the whole purpose and the individual purpose are harmonized. When this ideal form of ownership of the family, based on such love, expands to the society, nation and world, it becomes the form of ownership of the ideal society. (271-76, 1995.8.22)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1174
I have undergone hardships throughout my life, but I never intended to indemnify history so that I could obtain a high position with many luxuries. I gave up the blessings that I could have enjoyed. I want to suffer together with you and rise to the high position where I can be respected by the whole nation together with you. You must know that my hope is to see the day of joy when this nation is liberated. (181-66, 1988.8.28)
Original Substance of the Divine Principle
The Principle of Restoration
The Period of Preparation for the Second Coming of Christ
The Period for the Second Coming of Christ is 1517 to 1918 (400 years). This period is divided into three sub-periods.
The first sub-period is the Period of the Reformation, which started in 1517 with the proclamation of Martin Luther. This period ended in 1648 with the Treaty of Westphalia.
The Renaissance was an external movement to restore the original human nature. The Reformation was an internal movement for the revival of Hebraism.
See slides 1 to 5 below.