We Have Entered the Era After the Coming of Heaven

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Our portion of responsibility is found everywhere. If you eat, then cleaning up is also our portion of responsibility. There are many responsibilities. The one who can fulfill a greater portion of responsibility is a great person. The founder of the Unification Church created many programs to help you fulfill your portion of responsibility. In a company, for instance, you have to lay down principles and rules for the sake of the whole enterprise and everyone must follow those rules. There can be no objections. You will be fired if you step outside those boundaries. What happened to Adam and Eve who tried to go some other way? They were driven out. (133-154, 1984.7.10)

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All Blessed Families, without exception, should arrive before the church service starts and create an atmosphere of grace for the many types of people who will attend, so that they may experience grace. If you create a foundation of heart to support the minister before he comes up to give the sermon, the speaker will be stimulated by the fervent expressions on the members’ faces. The number of such members determines the development of the church. (31-271, 1970.6.4)

Owner of Peace, Owner of Lineage

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
July 7, 2009

The words of True Father on the occasion of the 233rd Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

We have left the Era Before the Coming of Heaven and have entered the Era After the Coming of Heaven and the era of the unity of Cain and Abel. We are formulating a new history as we enter this important era. These words relate to a worldwide 100-day movement centering on the Bunbongwang (leaders who unite people or groups who were previosly divided; peace-king representatives), the 50th Wedding Anniversary, the 55th anniversary of the founding of HSA-UWC, and 110 years * , and the publication of my autobiography.

Even though the era has changed, the environment in which you live does not change. Just as we cannot discern the precise moment when day becomes night, and we cannot discern the precise moment when the seasons change from spring to summer, so we cannot identify the precise moment when one day ends and the next day begins. Time continues on as though it were still the same day, even though in actuality there has been a transition to a new day. The same is true with history. We did not recognize the precise second when the Era Before the Coming of Heaven ended and the Era After the Coming of Heaven began.

People tend to believe out of habit that time continues along the same line from yesterday, today and tomorrow. But look at history: when a new age arrives, what happens to the old values that people may have held for tens of thousands of years? No one realizes it at the time, but a way of life that had persisted for tens of thousands of years can change in a single second.

People do not recognize when there is a transition from one age to another. It is the same for transitions in the life of an individual and for transitions in the family. For example, there is a time for parents to be focused on raising sons and daughters and a time for them to be focused on serving the ancestors. There is a time when the grandfather has the role of parents and a time when he stands as a king. There is a time when parents are working things out as husband and wife, and a time when sons and daughters are going through the transition to becoming husbands and wives themselves.

The Era Before the Coming of Heaven can be compared to a person exhaling, while the Era After the Coming of Heaven is like a person inhaling. The Era Before the Coming of Heaven can be compared to shutting one’s eyes, while the Era After the Coming of Heaven is like opening one’s eyes again.

People are not aware of when they blink their eyes. Except when you consciously blink your eyes repeatedly, are you aware of when they blink? Do you think about your breathing in and out? The map shows a division between East and West. There is the Tropic of Cancer at 23 degrees north latitude and the Tropic of Capricorn at 23 degrees south. Yet people do not realize that South and North, and East and West, are separated because things are opposite of what they should be. It is important to know this.

That single second when things changed from the Era Before the Coming of Heaven to the Era After the Coming of Heaven was the same as any other second, but it marked a change in the entire cosmos. That is the reason for the word “Won-gu.” Say it with me: “Won-gu.” I am moving forward centering on this word, “Won-gu” — the Won-gu Peace Cup. I don’t think you realize that as a result of this tournament called Won-gu Peace Cup, the universe has changed. Are you aware of what the Won-gu Peace Cup Cain-Abel Cosmic Competition has brought to heaven and earth?

Do you understand that at the Fall heaven and earth became one and separated from God? Do you understand that the Fall occurred when heaven and earth became one? When a man and a woman love each other, what change occurs in the sexual organs of the man and the woman as a result of their sexual act? They may appear the same, but they become different. Thus, it is important to understand that at the split-second of the Fall, we changed.

We live our lives without realizing that the world can change in a single second. Yet in that single second of the Fall, all heaven and earth plummeted from the level of the New Testament… to what? In the space of a single second the individual being of absolute faith, the individual being of absolute love, and the individual being of absolute obedience all become separated.

Today the world is divided between those who use the lunar calendar and those who use the solar calendar. There is division between the East and the West. Yet their first ancestor was just one. So how did this first ancestor have descendants who became divided between West and East? How did all the separate countries come about? How did people come to be divided into high and low? How did siblings come to be divided against each other? This is the question.

*Rev. Moon regarded the55th anniversary of the founding of HSA-UWC in 2009 to also be the symbolic 55th anniversary of the founding of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU), since FFWPU superseded of HSA-UWC in 1997.  Since 55 is the number of Sang Hap (dual joining), the histories of HSA-UWC and FFWPU can be symbolically reckoned together this year as a period of 110 years, breading through 100 years for the first time, and signifying the continuation of this movement for hundreds of years into the future.

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