The Messiah Comes as the True Parent

Cheon Seong Gyeong 205

    What is it that you desire? You want to be people of the heavenly kingdom or children of the heavenly kingdom. This must be your desire. If you become people and children of the heavenly kingdom, the heavenly kingdom will naturally appear.
    Then, what kind of world is the heavenly kingdom? Is it a democratic world? Democracy is a means and a transitional ideology to make regime change easier when the Lord comes. When the Lord appears on earth, all the people of the world must follow him. The people as a whole must go before the Lord. Then, this would be convenient for organizing all the nations of the world into one nation.
    But democracy cannot unify the world. The experiment is already over. Can America itself lead the world? America itself is doomed. So the question is how to save America and guide it to govern the world. If this is God’s will, it has to be handled through the philosophy of the Unification Church, “Rev. Moonism.” Until this happens, there is no way for America to survive, and the bridge to the heavenly kingdom cannot be built by the American people.

Richard:  Rev. Moon clearly teaches about God’s will, and very specifically about absolute sexual ethics.  These teachings, and especially the movement for absolute sexual ethics, should have been taken up by all families, and especially by Christian leaders and churches.  With this teaching, there is no confusion about whether homosexuality is right or wrong.  It is clearly against God’s ideal of creation.
    But overall, people did not listen.  Instead, we have seen a steady decline of sexual moral values, and moral values in general.  Homosexuality was made ‘the law of the land’ through the ridiculous Obergefell decision
    Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his dissent

“If a bare majority of Justices can invent a new right and impose that right on the rest of the country, the only real limit on what future majorities will be able to do is their own sense of what those with political power and cultural influence are willing to tolerate. Even enthusiastic supporters of same-sex marriage should worry about the scope of the power that today’s majority claims.”

    When we embrace goodness, and particularly absolute sexual ethics, as taught by Rev. Moon, then we will become God’s children who are in line with His will and heart.  Then this nation will be saved, not any other way.

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1566

Now that the vertical and horizontal eight-stage indemnity has all been completed, the Ceremony of the Settlement of the Eight Stages could be performed on August 31, 1989, in Alaska, the most northerly location in the West. It is the northernmost place. On the first day of September, I declared “the ideology centered on the Heavenly Father” at the same place. The ideology centered on the Heavenly Father is simultaneously the ideology of salvation by love as well as the ideology of parental love. This parent-centered ideology is all about a life lived by giving love. Satan cannot oppose anything based on love. If he cannot oppose the path taken by the Unification Church, we can rapidly expand worldwide. (199-157, 1990.2.16)

Cheon Seong Gyeong

Selections from the Speeches of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Book 2
True Parents
Chapter 1

What is a true parent?

Section 5. What Is a True Parent?

5.1. The two tablets of stone and True Parents

    When God led the Israelites out of Egypt there was a pillar of fire and a pillar of cloud. The pillar of cloud led them during the day and the pillar of fire led them at night. What did they signify? They represented a man and a woman and showed, symbolically, that in the Last Days parents would come and that the Israelites would serve them. Those who did not follow the pillar of fire and pillar of cloud would all perish. The Israelites wandered around aimlessly in the wilderness for forty years. Out of concern that they would perish, God called Moses to Mount Sinai. He had him fast for forty days and gave him two tablets of stone. They symbolized Adam and Eve – that is, True Parents. Why were the two tablets of stone placed in the Ark of the Covenant? The two tablets of stone symbolized Adam and Eve as the central figures who could complete the work of God’s will. This is why they were placed in the Ark of the Covenant. (134-172, 1985.4.7)

    What is our hope? God is the vertical parent, and Adam and Eve, the horizontal parents. We should be the sons and daughters who can receive love at the point where the vertical and horizontal parents can be one and rejoice. However, to our sorrow, this has not come about. We all have the passionate desire to receive such love. This is what religion is all about.
    Have there been parents on earth that could become one with the vertical God on the horizontal plane and give out their love? There have not. Since the first human ancestors fell, they became false parents. Since Adam and Eve became false parents, there could not have been such good parents. This is why True Parents must come. True Parents must appear in history.
    Who is the one who represents this historic mission? He is the one called the Savior and the Messiah. As one who saves, what does he save? He does not save the body, but fulfills the hope of ideal love for us.
    Then, what does he have to do? What kind of person does the Messiah have to be in order to fulfill our hopes? Surely, he has to come as the True Parent. The Messiah must come as the True Parent. Christianity believes in Jesus as the Messiah and Savior. What does he have to do in order to come as the True Parent? He cannot do it alone. He must come as a man representing the True Parent.
    Numerous religions have been looking until now for this one man. We can say that the Confucian teaching speaks of searching for a man who lives a good life and Buddhist teachings speak of seeking for a man who is attuned to the spirit world.
    Then, what is Christianity? It teaches us to become God’s son and make a loving family. Christianity is the religion that has appeared with more substantial content. This is why Jesus said that he was the only begotten son of God.
    When the only begotten son comes, it would be a disaster if he were to live alone. There has to be an only begotten daughter. The only begotten daughter must be found and, centering on God, the only begotten son and daughter should marry each other when their mutual attraction matures. This way, God should rejoice as the vertical parent and the only begotten son and daughter must become the bride and bridegroom who can rejoice as the horizontal parents and give birth to children on earth. Only then will the tribe begin to expand.
    So, there was something Jesus most needed to have, even if it meant abandoning the nation of Israel and Judaism. What was that? It was a woman. A man should not be without a woman. It is because Jesus did not fulfill this purpose that towards the end of his life, he said he was the bridegroom and that his followers were the bride. This is why Christians have been struggling to be brides while waiting for the bridegroom, Jesus, for two thousand years. What is the standard? It is the Messiah who fits into the position of the True Parent. This is the feast of the Lamb. (58-218, 1972.6.11)

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