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The world has opposed me. How much did the world try to kill me and get rid of the Unification Church? We were able to steer our way through all this because I was not crazy.
I have tied a rope high up with God according to the way of heaven and earth. People tried to grab hold of the rope, but they failed. In the end, this created wars between churches and nations, bringing countries to ruin. The Unification Church fought and knocked out the established churches, political parties, and the democratic and communist worlds that had opposed it. When the rope is hanging from high up, do you think they could sever it with their own strength? Can they cut off the Unification Church? Whether it is based on philosophy or religion or communication with the spirit world, no one can match us in theory.
This happened when I was in America. There is a spiritualist association, and its head was Arthur Ford. He had heard about Rev. Moon from Asia. Our missionaries did not visit person by person. They would bring Divine Principle books to people who had received spiritual communication and tell them, “Please check what kind of book this is. I will come back in a week.” When the missionaries went back after a week, people would say, “Oh, Master, please come!” (208-193, 1990.11.18)
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What does the term true parents mean? What is the difference between physical parents and true parents? Who are true parents? What is their responsibility? What is the difference when it comes to love? The difference lies in their concept of love. Their idea of love is different. Physical parents teach us about the love centered on the physical body, whereas spiritual parents teach us about the love centered on the eternal spirit world. The quality and contents are different. (129-99, 1983.10.1)
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Selections from the Speeches of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
The Original Being of God
Section 4. God Is Our Father
4.2. God is the closest person to you (continued)
Externally, God resembles men and internally He resembles women. While God is strong, all-knowing, and omnipotent, He also has a merciful heart that can embroider flowers on Buddha’s smile. He should also have a heart like that of the most feminine woman. Only then will these two sides have life. (206-49, 1990.10.3)
God is the great Master of the universe, all-knowing and all-powerful; He is a being who lacks nothing and has many powers. Nevertheless, if a loving son of filial piety were to press his way to His bosom without asking, would He shout, “Hey, you! How well do you know me? What are you doing?” God might try to stop him, but if the son were to ignore God’s protests and keeps pressing in, like he once did pressing in to snuggle up to his own father’s chest, saying, “I wanted to place my hand on Your chest, just as I used to touch my father’s chest long ago,” what would God do? Would He feel offended? A father would be very happy.
As children grow up, they leave their parents’ laps, go outside the house, and cross over rivers and mountains. Yet when these children come home, cross the threshold, put on their old clothes, and try to touch their father’s chest, would the father feel good or bad? Even a grandfather on his deathbed would be happy and say, “Come, let me feel your touch.” (169-76, 1987.10.25)
God is the Creator. Then, what is there to add to Him? What is there for Him to pull in? If something is to grow bigger, it has to pull in and absorb something, or somebody has to add something to it. In other words, it either has to absorb something by itself or a third party has to bring something to add on. But when there is nothing to be added to God Himself and nothing for Him to pull in, how can God grow bigger by Himself? This is an important question. I have not discussed it because if I did, you would talk about it carelessly and cause problems. So please research this. I am giving you this as homework. Do some research; write a paper and I will grade it. (218-263, 1991.8.19)
How do you think the absolute God originally began? Do you think He was born all of a sudden, coming out quickly? Aren’t you curious about this? If we talk about this, Christians will say, “Ooh, the Creator is holy, and this is an incredible insult.” Stop that nonsense! Aren’t you curious as to whether God came into being or has always existed as He is? We need to have a logical basis to go on.
Dr. Yoon! How did God come into being? Shouldn’t someone with a doctorate in physics know this? Isn’t it a shame if the holder of a doctoral degree covers his face like that? Unification Church members can only say, “God naturally exists,” but this is not the case. God Himself also had to develop. This is the correct answer. (218-263, 1991.8.19)
What is it that has the power of the matchless beauty of creation? God must have studied this. Although God is all-knowing and all-powerful, if He is a personal God, and is like a person, when He relates to love, He will want to go into it and sleep there in peaceful rest. God cannot always keep His eyes wide open and say, “You fool, do not rest. Work on restoration through indemnity day and night.” That’s God principle, isn’t it? It is just like breathing. When you exhale, you have to inhale. God also has to rest after work. It is because He wishes to feel the joy of rest that God works. Everything about God is connected to the mutual relationship of give and take. (164-70, 1987.4.26)
If God exists, what kind of being is He? He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and His presence is all-pervading. That is good. He is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, and He can do anything. But however powerful He may be, and however good He may be at everything, what would happen if He told others to serve Him alone? There must be billions of people living in the spirit world; if God said to them, “I am all-knowing, almighty, and absolute, and you have to serve me absolutely,” what would happen? What if everything had to serve only God? Judging from the essence of our conscience, we would not be able to embrace that in the long term. It would inevitably create conflict. Your hearts would inevitably conflict with this in the future. (138-75, 1986.1.19)
The only partner that God can love is us – human beings. God cannot make another God among His creatures. Why? You may think that the all-knowing and almighty God could create another God just like Himself. This may be possible, but what would happen as a result? The other God would eat with Him and follow Him around; they would work together and stand together. If God sat down, the other God would sit down together with Him. What would it be like If they acted exactly the same for hundreds of millions of years? Think about that. How stifled they would feel! Their eyes would turn inside out in less than a day. And how would they talk? How many days do you think they would talk with each other? Maybe not even three days. They would say, “Everything’s the same! This is killing me.” (141-26, 1986.2.16)
What is the center of religion? It is God. Of course, there are many names for God, but the name does not matter. God cannot be two. The root is one, therefore God is one. When people talk about God, they use different names to refer to Him because each nation has a different language. Yet the Original Being is one. (210-199, 1990.12.23)
Heaven and earth themselves did not come into being because they wanted to, but surely from some origin and through some motivation based on some source of power. Considering this on a higher level, there has to be a fundamental agent of power who, as a central subject partner, moves heaven and earth or creates things. We call this being God. His various names, given by different races and in different languages, do not matter. This universe needs to have a center in any case. Although existing beings act and move around, the central being does not move around with them in their world. There has to be a central original being who remains forever fixed at the center of this world of relationships in motion. (154-298, 1964.10.5)