Hometown Is Where You Are Tied Up by Love

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The family is an encapsulation of history. It is connected to history, with its origin in God. You inherit the family vertically. However, inheritance must take place in a perfectly vertical manner, at a ninety degree angle. The grandfather and grandmother, representing God, have already inherited this. (216-262, 1991.4.7)

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How complicated do you all think the sexual organs are? In terms of their structural development and shape, the sexual organs for sparrows, buntings and wagtails are identical. Well then, what would come from the mating of a sparrow and a wagtail? Is that even possible? The rascals, they are talking about things they have no knowledge of. If I were to argue with them, after exchanging a few words they would be struggling to give answers. Those scoundrels! Females and males! If we were to say that everything developed from the amoeba, how can we explain the existence of females and males, convex and concave? Why is it that all things are made in such a way that they can only reproduce by giving and receiving through these organs? Who determined that? Was it the evolutionists? They do not realize that formation of the origin of life, the internal energy, takes place through the unified foundation of male and female life forms, and is so great that it goes beyond the universal view. There are forty-seven differences between monkeys and human beings, or so I have heard. If the two were to mate, could they have offspring? When I posed this question to the communists in my schooldays, none of them could give me an answer! I could go on telling you hundreds of such stories, but there is not enough time. Such nonsense is unacceptable. (198-24, 1990.1.25)

True Family Gateway to Heaven
Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Chapter Two

The Family Is the Model for the
Kingdom of Heaven

Section 7. The Family is Our Eternal Original

Family, the family is a good place. Why is it good? It is a good
place because my mother and father are there. It is a good place
because my elder sister and elder brother are there. It is a good
place because my younger brother and younger sister are there,
and it is a good place because my relatives are there. Thus, human
beings feel nostalgia for their hometown and the land of their
original hometown. They feel more deeply about their hometown
than they do for the nation. The place you long for even when you
live in the Republic of Korea is your hometown.

What place do you long for even though you like Korea, even
though you want to live in Korea, and even while you are living in
Korea? It is your hometown. Hometown, what kind of place is
your hometown? It is a place where your heart is lifted up in four
directions and three dimensions. What is that heart? It is a place
where you are tied up by love. Upward, your mother and father
are tying you up; left and right, the bond between husband and
wife is tying you up; downward, your sons and daughters and
relatives are tying you up tight with three dimensional love. This
is the original hometown.

People cannot help but long for their original hometown because
they look upon this starting point of happiness based on love as
the best. Then, what kind of place do you think God’s original
hometown is? What do you think God’s land of original
hometown is on this earth? We should think about these
questions. If God is the God of love, He must surely have prepared
a starting point for living on this earth, and where is this starting
point? To know this, we must understand how God has prepared
that starting point. What kind of place can become the starting
point of the original hometown where God’s family can be
created? It is none other than a place where a son dwells who
understands God as his real father. In other words, it is a place
where the son, the only-begotten son who can monopolize God’s
love, exists. Also it is a place where such a daughter dwells. It is a
place where such a son and a daughter marry and form a complete
family. (23-151, 1969.5.18)

Then who should be in the original hometown? Those who you
miss should be there. Your parents should be there and your
brothers and sisters should be there. And those who you long to
meet should be there. When you want to live with them there,
would you be satisfied if you just saw them for a moment? Would
you be satisfied if you met and just saw them for a short time?
When meeting and living with them, you should not be tired even
if you live with them for eternity. You should go and find such a
place. This is the Kingdom of Heaven that today’s religions
pursue. (23-80, 1969.5.11)

Today, the reason we long for the land of our original hometown
is that in that hometown there are parents, brothers and sisters,
and relatives, who are closer to us than anyone else. They always
guide us; they welcome us as they did in the past whenever we
visit them, and they sympathize with us, console us and receive us
with joy when we are having difficulties. Without this welcome
though, even if you longed for your original hometown and
returned there, your desperate longing heart would vanish, and
you would go back with feelings of deep regret. You should know
this. In the original hometown there have to be people who will
welcome you. (23-80, 1969.5.11)

The Grievous Resentment Over the Unreasonable Death of Jesus Has Remained

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Hebrews 6

We must try to become mature and start thinking about more than just the basic things we were taught about Christ. We shouldn’t need to keep talking about why we ought to turn from deeds that bring death and why we ought to have faith in God. And we shouldn’t need to keep teaching about baptisms[a] or about the laying on of hands[b] or about people being raised from death and the future judgment. Let’s grow up, if God is willing.

Richard:  Yes!  God needs mature people who are willing to take responsibility and build His Kingdom, not passive children who are just following someone.

1 Corinthians 16

13 Keep alert. Be firm in your faith. Stay brave and strong. 14 Show love in everything you do.

The Path In Search of the Original Homeland Rev. Sun Myung Moon July 5, 1959

Luke 15: 11-32

The grievous resentment over the unreasonable death of Jesus has remained on this earth. That is why Heaven has dealt with man through a heartistic ideology from Jesus’ death until now. The reason that the Jewish people have been able to gain victory in the world is because of the heartistic connection of looking forward to the one future time. If the Jewish people had attained heartistic unity by centering upon the people who were in search of and looking toward the heavenly goal, a doctrine of cosmic significance, which could have had a greater impact on the heart of man, would have emerged. If this had been the case, a unified world would have definitely been accomplished through the Israelites. I believe so.

But where did that kingdom, that nation of the original hometown that was to be built around Jesus, go? Where did it go? Where did the land of Canaan go? Where did that original hometown go? Where did the land and the holy temple where Abraham received blessing and made sacrifices before God go? Where did Adam, over whom God could have a direct dominion, go? Where did Noah, whom God selected with his family inside the ark, disappear to? The world of the original hometown, the heavenly haven, does not exist. That is why it is written in the Bible that we are like orphans and widows.

There is a legend in Korea about a man named Saht-gaht Kim. He wore a conical bamboo rain-hat and wandered about, a lone traveler, throughout the whole extent of Korea. He was considered great. So even if you who are walking this course of life appear miserable, you must become men of character. You must become those who can sing of the cosmos with Heaven, who can be paired with Heaven along with all things in the universe. Your loving Shim Jung must match the heavenly emotion. If I had met such a man, even if he was reduced to beggary and carrying an empty can, I would have attended him with my utmost devotion.

We human beings have repeated the history of sorrow. We have bound up, beaten and destroyed ourselves many times. The same thing happened at the time of Noah, and also at the times of Abraham, Moses and Jesus. This is the final period of history today, when it is forewarned that human beings must work out their destiny, fulfill their mission, and open up the path of life. Where will God drive humanity to? In the time of Jesus, God drove humanity to restore the kingdom of the original hometown. From now on, God is driving them for the sake of the world of the original hometown He wishes for.

To build and govern the world of the original hometown, it is said the king of kings would come. He is the Lord whom we eagerly await. If a man were to fall down in the course of life yet drag himself on and then die for the sake of restoring the kingdom of the original hometown, he would remain as a loyal subject and meritorious retainer in the kingdom. Heaven will surely raise him up. That was why Saint Paul abandoned all of his social authority and walked the path of miserable death without a single human tie. He could do that because he was confident that such a time would come. Since God is confident that such a time will come, He has come forth unfolding this dispensation. You know that your life is fated to go this kind of path and that you must go this path with confidence. Are you confident? Are you sure?

The Chosen People Were Not Supposed to Kill Jesus

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Whose children are these different
races? They have only one parent. God,
who is with us wherever we go – whether
north, south, east, or west – in the uni-
verse, is the Father of humankind.
Thus, it would be a mistake for any-
one to think that white, black, or yellow
people are the owners of America. God
is the owner of America. This is also true
for Korea. Differences in skin color are
nothing more than the result of having
to adapt to different climates and envi-
ronments in different parts of the globe.
In areas with large amounts of snowfall,
we find mainly white people. Conversely,
in places such as Africa where the rays of
the sun are particularly bright, we find
mainly black people. Fundamentally,
though, people are the same.

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The problem here, however, is that
evil spirits are dominating the body. Evil
spirits are rooted in the body and good
spirits in the mind. From this comes
the division of materialism and ideal-
ism. The things that people talk about in
this world do not just spring up like that.
As the time approaches, sinners should
confess their sins. They should come
clean about who they are.

The Path In Search of the Original Homeland Rev. Sun Myung Moon July 5, 1959

Luke 15: 11-32

The direction that man is taking and has taken in history is not the direction of Heaven. It is the opposite. For that reason, Heaven more than once blocked the way in order to put humanity to rights. God set up the familial standard by raising up Noah. Even if Heaven had to annihilate the whole of humanity, Heaven blocked everything that was not right and tried to lead Noah’s family in the direction of Heaven. However, owing to Ham’s mistake, Heaven could not restore Noah’s family.

What about Abraham? Heaven had led Noah out to restore the original hometown. Noah was pitiable. Abraham left the mountains and rivers of his homeland, Ur of the Chaldeans, and wandered about to find the blessed land of Canaan. He was pitiable, too, wasn’t he? Not only Abraham, but Jacob and Moses were in the same pitiable situation. How would God have felt in His heart after driving Moses out of Egypt into the wasteland of the wilderness in order to restore the people of the original hometown? Nobody knew the heart of God, who was more grieved, more mortified, and more deeply pierced with lamentation than Moses was when He drove the Israelites out from Egypt. Who would have known that such was God’s heart? If Moses, who was leading the nation out, had gone forward unchanged, intoxicated in God’s heart, the incident of striking the rock twice would never have occurred. We know the lamentable fact that because Moses could not connect with Heaven’s heart, at that moment Moses himself blocked the way of the nation.

Heaven drove Noah out to restore the original family. He, too, was pitiable and fell short. So was Abraham, whom Heaven drove out to establish the land of blessing.

What happened to Jacob, who was pining for the land of the original hometown? When death came near in Egypt, his dying wish was that his bones be buried in his hometown. How much pining for his hometown does that show? He did not want even the water trickling down from his decomposed remains to be left in the enemy’s land. You must know that Jacob felt such precious pride in being of the chosen people.

Let’s look at Moses again. God drove Moses away to restore the original nation. How much do you think God wished to live in that nation? However, Moses could not realize the will.

The people who were raised up to do so could not uphold the will of God and failed. God’s intention was to restore the whole of the world by building a people and a nation after restoring the family and mountains and rivers of the original hometown. Yet even with these failures, the will emerges in its own way, outfitting itself conditionally for a bigger scope.

Even if the realization of the will of God was to be delayed, Heaven sent the Messiah to straighten things out and build an original nation. But then what happened to that Messiah?

How ardently do you think Jesus wished to establish the heavenly sovereignty for God on this earth? Yet how did the Israelites treat Jesus? The Israelites were to build a nation of original nature centering around Jesus. They were to become the heavenly soldiers marching toward Satan and his minions and to be the elite soldiers of Heaven. What did they do?

Jesus’ death was a forced separation, an unreasonable parting. I think of it that way. Therefore, the fathers of our faith have absolutely nothing to be proud of. The chosen people were not supposed to kill Jesus. Jesus’ path was not supposed to be like that, a path of arbitrary separation.

Our True Original Hometown is in the Mind

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Should God have the thought of tak-
ing revenge, thinking of Satan as the
opponent and an enemy, then He will
never be able to occupy the summit of
victory. Rather, God has opened up the
strategy of love, saying, “Love your ene-
mies. Love your enemies!” The summa-
tion of Jesus’ teachings is also, “Love
your enemies” (The Way of Unification – 595,
1983. 4. 3)

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Can you know the taste of honey
through someone’s explanation? Just
an explanation would not work. Before
explaining, one would have to open your
mouth and feed you the honey and then
tell you that this is the taste of honey.
Then, why do we say that not having a
son brings about disappointment and
unhappiness? People with only daugh-
ters say that those having sons would
have nothing more to desire. Western-
ers are a bit dull in this regard. Through
emphasizing individualism, they have
lost all such feelings. Therefore, they
must regain them. Hence, they now are
returning to Eastern thought in order
to do so. Thus, your families must have
husband, wife, sons and daughters. This
way, they must attain complete oneness
and go forward in sync with heavenly
fortune from beginning to end, going
on to live eternally, which is not pos-
sible alone. Even if you could live alone
eternally, you would be carrying a bag
of suffering around in the eternal world.
You would not be able to receive the ele-
ments necessary for happiness. (24-223,

The Path In Search of the Original Homeland Rev. Sun Myung Moon July 5, 1959

Luke 15: 11-32

What kind of place is the original hometown we long for? It is not the same place you mean when you speak of your hometown. The original hometown is the original hometown of the mind, that place of shelter for my heart, where my mind can take pleasure, the nest of the world of the heart. You must know that.

We say that God has been unfolding the providence of salvation. If Heaven was to restore me and restore humanity, I would say to God, “Please restore me on the condition of my heart rather than my circumstances.” Why is that? Circumstances can change, while Shim Jung has only one condition. For that reason, I think the man who seeks the true view of faith would ask for this.

Jesus said, “Where is the Kingdom of Heaven? It is in your mind.” Where is our true original hometown? It is in the mind. Because the Kingdom of Heaven has a historical connection with the mind, we long for that original hometown in our minds. Because our emotions are unbreakably connected with our minds and are in a tangle, we long for that original hometown. Therefore, we must lead a life worthy of the original hometown, which can be connected with the original mind in the course of life. We must feel the garden of the original hometown.

Who would live in the original hometown? The original hometown is not where we live today. It is a place that can be likened to the garden of true happiness that history longs for, where true peace and true freedom begin. Think about it. Who is going to be there? The lofty, great and dignified God will be there. The Lord whom we have eagerly awaited will be there, too. The Holy Spirit will be there and the numerous meritorious retainers who have come and gone in providential history. Don’t you think so? What is more, there will be incomparably loyal subjects; there will be filial sons and daughters and virtuous women without peer. If you cannot feel something of the ideology of that world by expanding the bounds of your mind, you won’t be able to connect with it.

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