Rev. Hyung Jin Moon Explains “God of Night and God of Day”

February 9, 2012

FEBRUARY 07 2012  The following is the speech of International President Rev. Hyung Jin Moon to national leaders at the International Leadership Conference (ILC) opening plenary at the Cheon-Bok-Gung on January 22, 2012, the day before True God’s Day.

Rev. Hyung Jin Moon sported the popular Unification hoodie at the 2012 CARP Assembly.
I hope you like my sweatshirt. You may have seen this symbol somewhere. Because we are now chasing Father wherever he goes around the world, we basically live out of our car. We’re always packed, we’re always ready to go, whether on the boat, on the bay – wherever. It’s a very amazing experience.

A couple of days ago, Father asked me to explain the markings on this sweater. As you know, this is the symbol of the Principle. And when we manifest the Principle – give-and-take action, the Four Position Foundation, the three blessings – the purpose of creation is all here. On the right arm you will see a character that says Cheon-bu, which means True Father. On the left arm you will see a character that says Cheon-mo, which means True Mother. Read the rest of this entry »


Rev. Hyung Jin Nim’s Speech to the National Leaders

February 22, 2011

February 05, 2011,  Cheong Pyeong, Korea

You know, we are very excited, very grateful to see all of you here in Korea

Isn’t it always nice to be back to the Fatherland! Yes? (Yes)

Okay, it is always an occasion to praise God.

For the last two days we had an amazing time with True Parents. And just incredible, so much blessing is showering upon us. I really feel this is a totally new year.

For us in the Korean church, we are very excited because a month ago Father, while he was in America, asked us to do a 21-day-workshop in Yeosu, especially for the safety of the country. And that was a very tense time, because that was the time North Korea had already bombed Yong Pyong Do, so it was already an act of war. And it was very very close to coming to war on this peninsula, very very close. So we went down to Yeosu and we had a 21-day-workshop there.

Father called me up during the middle, I had to go to America and come back, but it was really amazing. One of the things we began there is the “Holy Spirit Healing Service”, maybe you have heard about that. But for us, we really feel in the Korean Church now that the Holy Spirit is back in the Unifcation Church, that the Holy Spirit is back and is alive. It’s conducting all sorts of miraculous healings, amazing! Amazing! The Spirit is back!

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Speech of Hyung Jin Nim during Hoon Dok Hae at Germany

December 7, 2010

Camberg, Germany, August 29, 2010

Guten Morgen! I hope, I said that right? It’s actually quite freezing in Germany. So maybe we can open some windows and really get cold, to stay awake. (laughter) I am heading to Great Britain today and then back to Korea. So, we have some Brits here? (cheers) All right, all right! We are very grateful to be able to come to Europe at this time.

Actually we never planned to come to Europe, at this time, because I feel that I haven’t finished all my work that I have to do in Korea first. From the very beginning people requested, “Please do a world tour”. But I felt from the beginning, it is not appropriate for me to do a world tour. I felt that I have to first make real results that I can show. So we worked in Korea and we are able to turn around the media. We are now able to be fully self-sufficient as a church, which means that we don’t receive any support from our brothers and sisters in Japan. We are actually at a stage now where we can support them. Just a little bit, but it is so much different from the situation that was before. So, we are very proud of that.

Church Growth in Korea

As you know, the church in Korea in 1970, as in many countries, had nationwide about 16,000 members. That was a lot of members. There were no real big mega churches at that time, so that was a huge congregation that father had. But then by 2005 we had about 11,000 members attending Sunday service. So as you see, we did not even get one new member as a movement. We didn’t grow. We didn’t just stagnate, we grew negatively. So we’ve lost members. This is, of course, not good. We had to address this problem. There were very serious changes that had to be done.

I am very happy to say that after about a year and a half of making systematic changes, we are becoming transparent as a church and strengthening the organization. I am very grateful for my brother Kook Jin Hyeong who helped me greatly in that task. We went from 11,000 members all the way up to 23,000 in about a year and a half. We are very proud that the Unification Church is now a growing church in Korea. It’s now a much more popular church than what it was in the past. The media has very kindly helped us. You can see that they were honest and they were moving in a trustworthy direction. There is a lot of exciting things going on in Korea, but we are still not anywhere near where we have to be.

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Int’l. Pres. Hyung Jin Moon speak to Japanese Leaders

October 27, 2010

June 12,2010,  Chungpyung Training Center, Korea

 

We Need the Savior

True Parents give us True Life, True Love and True Lineage and then our responsibility is to give them Absolute Faith, Love, and Obedience and we all fail at that to certain degrees during our life of faith. And if we look at our lives we will notice that actually that we are not perfect either, that we all have sin.

We may not have the original sin due to True Parents’ Blessing, but we have collective sin, hereditary sin, and individual sin, which we accumulate on a daily basis. So, one of the things that we must remember is that we are sinners. I think our members and churches have forgotten this fact. We have forgotten that we are sinners. We have forgotten to teach our children that they are sinners as well, that they can accumulate all sorts of sins. The reason why this is so important is because if you realize that you are a sinner then you realize that you need a savior. If you don’t feel that you are a sinner you will believe that you don’t need a savior.

Do we truly desire and truly understand that we need True Parents? We need the savior and I think this is very basic of knowing that we all have tremendous amounts of sins. Without understanding this point, one does not understand or does not feel the importance to pursue the Messiah, to pursue the life of faith with all their heart. And this is really important. It’s only when we understand that we have sin and make sin everyday. We do sinful actions everyday, every single one of us here are sinners, including myself.

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Rev. Hyung Jin Moon’s Interfaith Assembly Keynote Address

October 10, 2010

October 09, 2010 , CBG,  Seoul Korea

UPF International Chairman’s Keynote address given on the occasion of the Interfaith Assembly: The Significance of Interfaith for Peace and Development on October 9, 2010. Seoul, South Korea.

Dear distinguished spiritual leaders from around the world! I was moved by the recitation of sacred words from the scriptures of your traditions, and your prayers, bringing God’s blessing to our endeavors.

Thank you for gracing this occasion with your presence, and for your lifelong commitment in service to God, humanity and global peace.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you here to the Cheon Bok Gung. This sanctuary is dedicated to the vision and wisdom of Almighty God, who leads us toward peace according to divine providence. This providence has been served through all the world’s great religions and faith traditions and can only be consummated or realized by all of them working in concert.

Our meeting here in this holy place is an expression of our mutual commitment to discover the path to lasting peace, and I am sure that God’s blessings are upon all of us.

This is also my spiritual home, the place where I come to give glory to God every day. This is a place where we share the good news of God’s providence and the vision of his Peace Kingdom. I am very pleased that you are all here today. So, once again, welcome to Korea and welcome to the Cheon Bok Gung!

This morning, it is my distinct honor and privilege to share with you a few words on behalf of my parents, Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, Father and Mother Moon. This morning, because it is a primary focus for our Interfaith Assembly, and because it is so central to the mission of the Universal Peace Federation, I want to share with you my Father’s vision for the establishment of an interreligious council at the United Nations, for this represents an urgent and necessary step towards world peace.

My Father has great respect for the United Nations. Had it not been for the United Nations Peace Force, comprised of 16 nations, not only would this nation of South Korea not exist today as a free and democratic society where religion has flourished, but neither would my Father have survived to carry out his providential mission. Nor, needless to say, would I be here today.

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Int’l. President Hyung Jin Moon’s Speech in Germany

September 27, 2010

August 29, 2010, Limburg, Germany

Brothers and sisters, it is really great to see all of you here in Germany today. We don’t have so much time together. So we’ll want to focus on something that is very central to our spiritual life.

True Parents’ worldwide foundation
As you know, the broad foundation True Parents created is absolutely a miracle. I remember, when I was at Harvard University, we had to study also all these different religions, like Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. We also had to study these new movements like the Mormon tradition, the Baha’is, the Hare Krishnas, the Soka Gakkai and other traditions. And in that course we also had to study the Unification Church. Actually it was very much fun. It was not done in a negative way at all, but we were treated in a very fair manner. They taught how Father started, how he received the revelation from Jesus and his meeting with Jesus. We also learned how he was later tortured and put into prison and eventually was received by heads of states – very much according to the text book. So this was very surprising. It was so positive. It was unlike anything I had seen before. I was so surprised.

In Germany,  we have maybe 400 to 500 blessed families and sometimes we feel very small. Islam is growing, many people are searching on different avenues. We may feel very small as a religious community and we don’t really have a sufficient foundation. We have to remember, before we move forward, how good God has been in bringing us up to this point.Yes, „Gott ist groß!“ We have to realise that there is no religion, in past or present, that has accomplished so much all the way from nothing until the world level while the founder is still alive. There is not one example. In Christianity, Jesus died after doing his mission for three years. If you study Buddhism, you realise, although Buddha has done great, he was not able to go to the world level. Even looking at Islam, Mekka and Medina became Muslim cities during the lifetime of the Prophet, but Islam was not yet able to move to the world level. Also when we look at other world religions, like the Mormons during the life of their founder Joseph Smith, or the Baha’is during the life of their founder Baha’ullah who died in prison – none of them was able to move to the world stage. The world’s religious leaders were not able to move to the world stage during their lifetime on earth. They were always persecuted and sometimes even killed.

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H.J. Moon: Consultation Meeting on the Proposed Inter-religious Council at the UN

September 7, 2010

By Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, UPF Chairman

August 31, 2010, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London, UK

Dr. Hyung Jin Moon speaks to the audience

Dr. Hyung Jin Moon speaks to the audience

Distinguished British leaders from all walks of life, Ambassadors of Peace, Ladies and Gentlemen! Dr. Braybrooke and Imam Sajid, thank you for your inspiring, eloquent words and for gracing this occasion with your presence, and for your lifelong commitment in service to God and global peace.

It is my distinct honor and privilege to stand before you today in this historic venue, the “mother of all parliaments,” and to share with you a few words on behalf of my parents, Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, Father and Mother Moon.

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