Our Family Pledges to Build the Kingdom of God on Earth and In Heaven

Cheon Seong Gyeong 135

In my background there were many
incidents that evoked indignation at
unjust treatment. Although many were
very terrible to endure, I clenched my
teeth and focused on occupying Cain’s
world. I had to digest the Cain world
rather than merely Cain as an individ-
ual and his family. How bitter this has
been! It was as if I had to melt something
as frigid and huge as an iceberg. Digest-
ing this bitterness, I have had to silently
bring Satan to submission. He has been
our arch enemy since time immemori-
al. He brought God and humankind to
ruin. (163-163, 1987.5.1)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 774

You have lived in a world of water
and in the world of land, haven’t you? So
then, would you want to have the experi-
ence of living in the aerial world or not?
When you were about to be born from
the womb, did you think such things as,
“I will go out to the world of land and eat
honey, rice cakes, rice, beef, and every-
thing else with this mouth?” Do you sup-
pose you gave it any thought? You were
breathing through the umbilical cord
and thinking that you would die if you
came out of the womb. If we reflect on
life in the womb, how confining it would
seem to be! If we think about it now, it
seems stifling. Despite that, when a baby
is about to come out from the womb, he
or she inevitably protests, “Oh, I don’t
want to go out.” Even though he says
that he doesn’t want to, when the time
comes, everything comes bursting out.
He comes out naturally along with the
gush of the amniotic fluid. In this way,
the baby is born through a safe and nat-
ural process. (49-286, 1971.10.17)

World Scripture and the teachings of
Sun Myung Moon

Invocation, p 2

Teachings of Sun Myung Moon

  1. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to seek our original homeland and build the Kingdom of God on earth and in heaven, the original ideal of creation, by centering on true love.
  2. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to represent and become central to heaven and earth by attending God and True Parents; we pledge to perfect the dutiful family way of filial
    sons and daughters in our family, patriots in our nation, saints in the world, and divine sons and daughters in heaven and earth, by centering on true love.
  3. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to perfect the Four Great Realms of Heart, the Three Great Kingships and the Realm of the Royal Family, by centering on true love.
  4. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to build the universal family encompassing heaven and earth, which is God’s ideal of creation, and perfect the world of freedom, peace, unity
    and happiness, by centering on true love.
  5. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to strive every day to advance the unification of the spirit world and the physical world as subject and object partners, by centering on true love.
  6. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to become a family that moves heavenly fortune by embodying God and True Parents, and to perfect a family that conveys Heaven’s blessing to our
    community, by centering on true love.
  7. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges, through living for the sake of others, to perfect the world based on the culture of heart, which is rooted in the original lineage, by centering on true
    love.
  8. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges, having entered the Completed Testament Age, to achieve the ideal of God and human beings united in love through absolute faith, absolute love and
    absolute obedience, and to perfect the realm of liberation and complete freedom in the Kingdom of God on earth and in heaven, by centering on true love. (The Family Pledge)

Every Human Being is Struggling to Attain Life-long Happiness

Cheon Seong Gyeong 2194

Parents must provide the education
for their children to progress through the
stages of filial children, patriots, saints
and divine sons and daughters. They
have to teach them to perfect the dutiful
way of children of filial piety, patriots,
saints and divine sons and daughters, all
the way up to God. If there is a parent
who teaches in this way, then would not
God think, “My goodness! That parent
is doing what a parent should do. He is
doing what a real teacher should do. He
is doing what a real leader should do”?
When God says, “You are qualified
to be a real parent. You are qualified to
be a teacher,” then you become a father
who has the qualification to be a lead-
er, and, beyond that, a king. Today, the
concept of filial piety hardly exists in
western culture. The concept of becom-
ing a patriot does not exist. The concept
of becoming a saint does not exist. The
concept of becoming divine sons and
daughters does not exist. This is why
cultures will perish.
God wants you all to become divine
sons and daughters. Then, who wants
you to become a saint? The world does.
The country wants you to be a patriot.
The family wants you to become a filial
child. This is the way of absolute truth.
(285-218, 1997.5.19

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1090

On the first day of each month, the
husband and wife in each family should
offer a full bow together at five o’clock
in the morning, facing church head-
quarters. This should be done in a joyful
atmosphere. You should also do this at
five o’clock in the morning on Sundays.
You should report about everything in
your daily life during the week. Sunday
should be a joyful day that you long to
have come quickly. (13-104, 1963.11.1)

Richard: This refers to the Family Pledge, one of the Eight Sacred Textbooks of Holy Scripture: http://visionroot.org/resources/the-eight-books-of-holy-scripture/ .

Exposition of the Divine Principle
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Introduction

Every human being is struggling to attain life-long happiness and
overcome misfortune.
How, then, does happiness arise? People feel joy when their desires are fulfilled.
We find a great contradiction in every person. Within the self-same
individual are two opposing inclinations: the original mind that desires
goodness and the evil mind that desires wickedness. They are engaged
in a fierce battle, striving to accomplish two conflicting purposes. Any
being possessing such a contradiction within itself is doomed to perish. Human beings, having acquired this contradiction, live on the brink
of destruction.
Christianity sees this state of destruction as the result of the human Fall.
Considered from the viewpoint of the intellect, the human Fall represents humanity’s descent into ignorance. People are composed of
two aspects: internal and external, or mind and body; likewise, the
intellect consists of two aspects: internal and external. In the same way,
there are two types of ignorance: internal ignorance and external ignorance.
Humanity through religion has followed the path of searching for internal truth, and through science has followed the path of seeking external truth.
Religion and science, setting out with the missions of dispelling the
two aspects of human ignorance, have seemed in the course of their
development to take positions that were contradictory and irreconcilable.
However, for humankind to completely overcome the two aspects of
ignorance and fully realize the goodness which the original mind desires,
at some point in history there must emerge a new truth which can reconcile religion and science and resolve their problems in an integrated undertaking.
What missions must the new truth fulfill? Therefore, in order for God’s providence of salvation to be completely fulfilled, this new truth should first elevate the idealism of the democratic world to a new level, then use it to assimilate materialism, and finally bring humanity into a new world. This truth must be able to embrace all historical religions, ideologies and philosophies and bring complete unity among them. The new truth should guide fallen human beings to return to their original state. To do this, it must reveal the purpose for which God created humankind and the universe, and teach about the process of their restoration and its ultimate goal.
God has sent one person to this earth to resolve the fundamental problems of human life and the universe. His name is Sun Myung Moon.

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Recognize the One Person Who Will Represent the Future Together with History

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You must understand that the Family Pledge
 is the result of extracting
from the Principle all the essential con-
tents needed to establish families. You
must recite the pledge before you pray,
in order to check you and your family’s
internal situation, and you should try
to correct things accordingly. You must
actualize the Family Pledge. In the past,
we had My Pledge. Now what do we
have? We must have the national and the
world pledges in the future. Of course,
the Family Pledge includes all of these.
(260-305, 1994.5.19)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1269

Among Christians, there are a few
who believe that the Lord at his Second
Advent will literally come on the clouds.
If you think you can be saved because
you believe, even if you don’t know any-
thing, your belief cannot be considered
as true faith. There would be no need for
the Unification Church if it were that
easy to be saved. (Blessed Family- 509)

God’s Will Which We Must Untangle

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
June 14, 1959

Matthew 10

Matthew 18

Prayer
Father, who moves this earth! Please forgive the sorrowful sin of history, which must be indemnified. Although countless people praised You, sad history has passed for six thousand years without fulfilling Your will. When we think who is responsible for all this, we cannot lift our heads. However, we ask You to have sympathy on our poor hearts and please preside over us personally.

We now kneel in Your presence with disheveled minds and bodies. Loving Father, please subjugate this hour, for we know You should be our sole owner. You are the only one who can see through all our situations.

Humankind has struggled to search for You in the course of history, yet none attended and lived with You on the earth. Is there anyone piece of land that belongs to You? Is there any one family that is Yours? Any one people? Any one nation? Nothing on this earth is claimed as Yours.

We dare to understand Your sorrowful heart. We know Your sorrow is that You cannot stand as the owner of this earth even though You are the actual owner, and that You cannot take the authority over this land, even though You should do so.

You worked without being able to take responsibility for humankind on the earth even though You should do so. You were in the position to directly subjugate and command us throughout our hearts, yet You could not do so. You should rejoice over us as the fruits of goodness, yet You could not find any one person, any one day. We did not know in what a sorrowful situation You were involved.

Please permit us to be Your sons and daughters who can be connected to Your sorrowful heart even if we have to lose everything on this earth at this moment. We sincerely desire to feel Your situation and difficulty from the standpoint of Your real children, to shed tears when You shed tears, and to experience hardships when You experience hardships. Father, You toiled for a long time to find and to establish such a person, yet You have not met the central figure who can represent humanity, heaven and the heavenly law.

We know that in the midst of all this, You formed the Israelites through a long historical process and sent the substantial Messiah who represents You and who works centering on Your heart to this earth. The Israelites, however, did not attend the Messiah and did not live together with him; as a result, they have wandered throughout the world. Today, as we face the last days, we are expecting the day of the Lord’s Second Coming. We know that you are searching for one who feels heartache when You feel sadness, one who fights with You, knowing Your situation; one who sings together with You representing Heaven’s joy. Father, there are countless people living on this earth, yet they have not recognized the one person who will represent the future together with history and the age. Please forgive them at this time.

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