Eternal Life

April 27, 2010

April 11, 2010, CHEON BUK GUNG, Seoul, Korea

Today I want to speak about the Eternal Life.

Before we start the service let’s look at some of the World Scriptures.

We look at Christianity, this is 2 Corinthian 5: 10; let’s read that together: ‘For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ so that each one may receive good and evil according to what he has done in the body’. Aju.

This is Islam, from the Koran, Sura 27:65; let’s read that together: ‘No one in heaven or on the earth knows the Unseen save God; and they know not when they will be raised. Does [human] knowledge extend to the Hereafter? No, for they are in doubt concerning it. No, for they cannot see it.’ Aju.

This is Confucianism, from the I Ching, The Book of Changes 54; let’s take a look at this together: ‘The superior man understands the transitory in the light of the eternity of the end.’ Aju.

True Parents’ Words, this is from the Collection of Speeches 140, page 121; let’s read together: ‘We know thus the existence of the spiritual world. We know that this earthly life is short, while the world after death is eternal. Therefore we live our earthly life as a time to prepare ourselves for the eternal world. Aju.

Today’s Main Scripture will focus on Luke 12. Let’s begin with verses 1-3. Let’s read them all together: Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”  Aju.

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The God of True Love

April 15, 2010

April 4th, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Seoul Korea

Today I would like to speak about “The God of True Love.” Let’s start with the World Scriptures today.

Let’s start with Christianity. This is from the 1. Corinthians 13:6-7: “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.” Aju.

Let’s take a look at Buddhism. This is from Nagarjuna, the Precious Garland 437. He is a second century very famous Indian Buddhist philosopher. “Compassion is a mind that savors only mercy and love for all sentient beings.”  Aju.

This is from Islam Today.  It’s from the Hadith of Baihaqi: “All human creatures are God’s children, and those dearest to God are those who treat His children kindly.”  Aju.

True Parents’ words from “Blessing and the Ideal Family”, Book 1:3:8: “Love cannot be true love if it is only for me. True Love cannot be my individual possession. True Love is for all people and for the whole universe. True Love is what connects the family, society, nation, world and universe.”  Aju.

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Sacred Love

April 5, 2010

March 21, 2010,  Cheon Bok Gung, Seoul Korea

Today we are going to talk about “Sacred Love.” Let’s take a look at the World Scriptures about love. First we look at the Bible, at the book of Genesis 2:18: “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’ ”

 Looking at the Scriptures of Islam, in the Quran 46:15: “We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents. In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months.”

 Now we take a look at Judaism, the Talmud 30b: “There are three partners in man: God, father, and mother. When a man honors his father and mother, God says, ‘I regard it as though I had dwelt among them and they had honored me.’ ”

From Father’s Words (Unificationism): “The place where Adam and Eve become perfectly one in heart and body as husband and wife is also the place where God, the subject partner giving love, and human beings, the object partners returning beauty, become united. This is the center of goodness where the purpose of creation is fulfilled. Here, God, our Parent, draws near and abides within His perfected children and rests peacefully for eternity. This center of goodness is the object partner to God’s eternal love, where God can be stimulated with joy for all eternity. This is the place where the Word of God is incarnated and brought to fulfillment. It is the center of truth and the center of the original mind which guides us to pursue the purpose of creation.” From the Divine Principle, Principle of Creation 2.3.4.

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Intl. President Hyung Jin Moon Addresses National Youth Leaders

April 3, 2010

February  19, 2010, Cheonshim International Youth Center

We were up in the True Parents’ banquet, and Parents were so delighted; they were so happy; and as you notice, when we went up there, Kook Jin hyung gave an awesome, wonderful toast.  As you notice, we all are strongly declaring True Parents as the Messiah and the Lord of the Second Advent, let’s give it up for True Parents – because it’s really a joy to do so.  It’s so invigorating to declare them as the Messiah – because that’s who they are.

We were out on the street witnessing one day, wearing our yellow vests and yellow hats that say “Tong-Il Kyo” on it, and we were running around in the streets and handing out pamphlets of our True Parents’ autobiography, and I bumped into these Christian grandmas.  They were waiting at the bus terminal and so I went up to them at the bus terminal, they were sitting there, they were so very cute, these grandmas, they were talking to one another, and we came with the Tong-Il Kyo hats and Tong-Il vests and I said, “Oh, yes!  We would love for you to read this book!”  They said, “What kind of book is that?”  and I said, “Well, it’s the book by Reverend Moon!  Reverend Moon, his autobiography, he wrote this book, it’s the best seller in Korea!  It’s absolutely incredible; it will change your life.”  They said, “No, I’m not going to read that.  I won’t read that.  I’m Christian.  I’m not going to read Moon Sun Myung.”  So I said, “Why?!  Reverend Moon’s the Messiah!  Why are you not going to read it?”  She said, “What?!  What you say?!  Reverend Moon the Messiah?  Crazy!  Crazy!  How can this person be the Messiah?”  She’s getting all flustered.  I said, “Oh, Madame, thank you so much, you are giving me so much excitement today!  It’s so fun to talk to you about my father!”  And we started talking.  We had a wonderful conversation; eventually they asked me to leave, but that was OK because I was very happy.  I was very happy; I said, “Madame, thank you; thank you so much for this wonderful experience, because I got my day’s worth of exercise today!  I feel fantastic!”

You see, Brothers and Sisters, there is something about declaring your faith; there is something that happens on the inside of you.  When you actually believe and you actually step out in faith and confront your fears.  You know, our church had not witnessed in over 30 years (the Korean church).  As you know, you will hear the statistics in the next couple of days, but the Korean church had not witnessed in about 25-30 years.  We had lost the excitement that we had when we joined.  You remember when you found the Messiah when you were young people?  You found the Messiah and you went home and told your Mom, told your Mom, “Mom, I found the Messiah!  He’s Korean!”  She almost killed you!  But you survived!  Right?  You found the Messiah, you were so excited.  We were so excited to find the Messiah; to declare him, to talk about him, to share our faith; but then, over time, that conviction became somewhat blurred.  I’m not going to say it went away, but it got blurred, because we had to do many many different things in the growth stage, so to speak.  Father gave us many things, many events, many ceremonies, etc., we had to do such things, but in doing so, unfortunately many of us lost our identity; and also many of us, maybe not the leaders, but I’m sure everyone has the moments , but many members had lost faith, in God and even True Parents.  And this was the state of our movement, and so in that kind of atmosphere our faith cannot grow, it will not grow because it will not be blessed by God.

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