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THE AGE OF WIFE

Jesus came as the bridegroom to all humanity. All devout believers should become his brides, awaiting the time of his return. After these brides celebrate the marriage of the Lamb with Jesus, their bridegroom, they are to live in the Kingdom of Heaven in oneness with him. …Therefore, the Completed Testament Age following the Second Advent of Jesus is …the age of the wife. (Exposition of Divine Principle, p. 210)

The Age of Wife

A Model of Female Righteousness

What we see in the Bible is not a picture of God’s ideal; it’s a history of restoration. In the Old and New Testaments,...

Bringing Perfected Adam to the World

In 1977, True Father said, “The role of John the Baptist was similar to the bride's role …the coming of the Second Advent will...

To Proclaim True Father, True Mother Defeated Satan

On June 12, 1999, True Father proclaimed that True Mother had fulfilled the John the Baptist mission. To do so required that she defeat...

The Mother of Three Ages

On June 12, 1999, True Father declared, “Mother established the condition through the 80-city speaking tour to make even Satan surrender to God, True...

The Predestination of True Mother

The Divine Principle’s lessons from Adam’s family illuminates the predestination of True Mother. First, it speaks of “God’s conditional predestination of the accomplishment of...

The Heritage of a Revolutionary Queen

Principle teaches that God’s call comes based upon five qualifications, so from True Father’s point of view, Hak Ja Han met those qualifications. The...

How Hak Ja Han Was Born Without Sin

True Father knew that Hak Ja Han met five qualifications when he called her to be his wife. Our previous article was on the...

True Mother’s Character: “I Follow God.”

True Father knew that Hak Ja Han met five qualifications when he called her to be his wife. We have covered the first and...

The Succession of the Holy Spirit

True Father knew that Hak Ja Han met five qualifications when he called her to be his wife. We have covered the first three....

Bending the Arc of History

True Father knew that Hak Ja Han met five qualifications when he called her to be his wife. We have covered the first four....

The First Predestined Event Since the Fall

Shortly after she joined the Unification Church, Soon Ae Hong introduced her daughter to her new pastor. In his autobiography, True Father recalls the...

Fulfilling God’s Need, Not Man’s

The fifth condition for predestination states, “God selects first the individual who lives in a time and place most fitting to His need.” A...

The Perfected Woman Opens the Gate

Divine Principle states that “When God chooses a person or a nation to accomplish His Will, He never predestines in absolute terms whether that...

BEGOTTEN OF GOD

Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, our True Mother, has declared she is God’s only begotten Daughter. What does this mean? Is this new, or is it something Rev. Moon taught? What does it mean for all women, and for men too? Is she the only one, or can each of us be “only begotten”?This series of twelve articles explores these questions and finds some surprising answers—including about our eternal life, not just in Heaven.

Begotten of God

The Marriage-Centric Cosmos

Divine Principle says the things of the natural world reflect God “symbolically” and human beings are God’s “image.” What does it mean to reflect...

Male Female Heart Design

  John Gray’s Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus highlights what distinguishes male and female. Our Unificationist emphasis is different: male and female are...

The Sperm, the Ovum, and You

True Father told us that “Everyone is conceived through the grace of God and the love of his or her parents.” This means that...

The Principle of Yucky

While the world’s great esoteric traditions talked about sex, they could not give God ownership of it. For this reason, they could not discover...

Sex and World Peace

Two former US presidents were in attendance, together with hundreds of eminent clergy, scholars and social leaders. Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher sent video...

Male and Female

True Father asked, “Who is that causal being? Is it male? Is it female?” He didn’t answer it directly. It was his speech to...

Eternal Life on Earth?

Some religions believe that in God’s kingdom the saints will enjoy eternal physical life. As one group states, there will be “No more sickness,...

Infinite Desire, Perfect Satisfaction

“If there had been no Fall, earthly people would be able to relate with spirits just as naturally as they relate among themselves.” Are...

The Multiplication of Human Spirits

Divine Principle views human beings as the mediators and center of harmony between the physical and spiritual worlds, and describes many outcomes of this...

The Center of the Cosmos

Divine Principle teaches that “spiritual realities resonate through the body and manifest themselves as physiological phenomena.” Creating a baby through sexual intercourse is...

The Word Made Flesh

Eternal life comes to Earth by the multiplication of new spirits. By husband-wife union, “the Word of God is incarnated.” How does this incarnation...

True Parents Create True Parents

All blessed couples are to become seed and womb of God’s kingdom.   SEED “To be owners you must unite your mind and body together as...

THE BLESSING AND TRUE PEACE

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The Blessing and True Peace

Peace Starts with Me, but Where Does Me Start?

We all seek peace, but conflict is destroying this beautiful earth and its people. We cannot sit idly and let this happen. Something is...

THE CHEON IL GUK CONSTITUTION

For decades, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, our True Father, outlined a constitution for God’s Kingdom on Earth. Under True Mother’s guidance, the Cheon Il Guk Constitution has been written. What does it say? How is Cheon Il Guk supposed to work? Is it democracy? Is it theocracy? This series of twenty-three articles explains in detail.

The Cheon Il Guk Constitution

America’s Original Sin

Some, such as President Obama, say America’s original sin is slavery. Unificationists know better; America’s original sin is the same as every other nation’s—the misuse...

Out of Many, One

The United States has a divine ideal: e pluribus unum, “out of many, one.” Why have we fallen short? The answer comes from God: before...

The King of Heart

The Divine Principle teaches there is no freedom without results based on heart. Father Moon had aspirations for great results: millions of members, the...

How Well Do You Know Your Constitution?

In the Family Pledge we commit to build a world of “freedom, peace, unity and happiness.” Freedom comes first, but before freedom come results,...

The Nation of Freedom

We Americans are proud to live in the land of the free. We define freedom in terms of rights. The Declaration of Independence set...

A Circle Around Father and Mother

Because external form reflects internal nature, our political government will reflect our self-government. If we are a people of true love, so will be...

A Declaration of Independence and Constitution

What the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution did for the United States, the Heavenly Constitution does for Cheon Il Guk. It tells the...

The Noblest and Most Generous Model of Government

Father Moon said that true love brings about spiritual order, peace and happiness. His ideal for true love was that of parent and child:...

The Kingdom of Families

As does the American Declaration of Independence, the Cheon Il Guk Constitution contains a pledge. Those fifty-six signers, whose pledge inaugurated an individual-centered nation,...

The Divine Architecture of Cheon Il Guk

What the U.S. Declaration of Independence calls “self-evident truths,” the Cheon Il Guk Constitution calls “General Provisions.” What exactly are “provisions”? The Latin root of...

The Sovereignty of Happiness

The second chapter of the Constitution is entitled “Citizens of Cheon Il Guk.” Anyone who attends God and True Parents and follows True Parents’...

God’s Government is a Garden

The Principle states that government should model itself on “a perfect individual.” The mind and body of such an individual possesses six functions. The...

The Buck Stops Here

The Cheon Il Guk Constitution assigns responsibility for final decisions on earth to the Supreme Council. The Council is responsible for decisions regarding the...

The Offering of the Office Holder

The Heavenly Constitution specifies a small number of public offices. The Supreme Council has 13. The Jeong Won (executive) has an International President, Vice-President...

The Jeong Won: Boldness and Teamwork

The Principle states that government should model itself on “a perfect individual.” In such an individual, with all systems functioning, the mind commands and...

DIVINE PRINCIPLE SEX EDUCATION

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Divine Principle Sex Education

Divine Principle and Pornography

Let’s follow True Parents Way into pornography and same-sex attraction. Let’s begin with pornography. Our culture is saturated with porn. Porn has a narcotic...

God Had Sex in Mind

Divine Principle will defeat porn because love rooted in truth defeats love rooted in lies. Porn is all about sex. The product is the...

Science, Religion, and Adam’s Awakening

Why is everything on earth sexual? Begin with the Darwinian “survival of the fittest” thesis: sex that leads to multiplication brings species proliferation. Therefore,...

How Adam and Eve Grew Up with God

Adam grew in the womb of his Heavenly Mother, at play with animals and angels. Eve was playing as well, but Adam was active,...

Siblings Before the Fall: Constructing the Story

Adam realized he was lonely when he encountered a woman-shaped hole in his heart. Why was it there? It is God’s design that two...

The Modesty of Adam and Eve

The story of Adam and Eve is the story of love. True Father said, “It is the power of love that allows both man...

Of Men, Women and Angels

Eve’s sexual relationship with the archangel weaves deeply into the story of the Fall. Let’s start to unpack it. Prior to any other creation,...

It Begins with Adam

“God created dual objective beings in order to develop His vertical love on the horizontal plane. Adam and Eve were to become one, centered...

Sex and Culture

As a novice lecturer, I memorized the Principle of Creation within a couple of hours. It took me days to memorize the Fall chapter....

The Victory of Adam

According to Exposition of Divine Principle, “Illicit sexual desire is constantly active in souls, sometimes without their conscious awareness. …no man is able...

Pulling the Covers off the Commandment

Today’s photograph makes one uncomfortable. Why? God’s love was to substantialize on earth in Adam and Eve when they established the ability to live...

The Value of the Sexual Organs

God wants to dwell with us in the physical world. Only here can God’s image multiply, God’s love substantialize, God’s joy return. Thus, God...

We Need To Know About Angels

We need to know about angels. An archangel instigated the Fall. Providentially, nations, disciples, spiritual children and all fallen men stand in the archangelic...

The Lord and Lady of the Sabbath

The perfected Adam and Eve are rulers and the center of harmony of the physical and spiritual worlds. It begins with Adam’s dominion over...

Satan Weaponized the Principle

Lucifer was the lead servant, pre-eminent among the angels. Despite, or perhaps because of, his lordship over his fellows, he took Adam’s joy as...

THE EIGHT TEXTBOOKS

In his final years, Father Moon said that his teachings are his legacy, and he would point to what he called “eight great textbooks and teaching materials.” In his words: “I am leaving behind eight textbooks and teaching materials for humankind to use for all eternity. These are published in almost a thousand volumes.” True Parents Way introduces the eight textbooks in this series of three articles.

The Eight Textbooks

Father’s Freedom

In his final years, Father Moon said that his teachings are his legacy, and he would point to what he called “eight great textbooks and...

No Problem, If We Love Each Other

The list of textbooks wasn’t the only time Father did seemingly contradictory, or inconsistent, or unexpected, unreasonable or illogical things. I think he did...

You Can Talk Forever

Once a UTS professor, a fundamentalist Baptist, asked True Father what is the Holy Spirit. True Father’s answer was, “a feminine green mist.” The professor...

THE HOLY ITEMS

On the 56th anniversary of the True Parents’ Blessing, True Mother distributed sacraments of the Blessing for all humankind, called Holy Items. These, like the Christian sacraments, bestow grace, including forgiveness, incorporation into the body of Christ, and holy matrimony. They bestow the power to separate from Satan, receive the original love of God and live as one family under God eternally. Study the Holy Items in this series of eight articles.

The Holy Items

The Journey Inside

The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents - The Journey Inside At the recent 56th Anniversary of Father...

New Upon the Face of the Earth

The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents - New Upon The Face of The Earth In the Christian tradition,...

God’s Touch Comes Through Parents

The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents - God's Touch Comes Through Parents   What is it that sacraments...

God’s Love Made Real

The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents - God's Love Made Real The wife and mother are essential...

At the Intersection of Theology and Biology

The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents - At the Intersection of Theology and Biology “Only the perfected...

Rebirth in Heaven and Earth

The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents - Rebirth in Heaven and Earth In her Holy Items prayer, given...

Divine Love, Life and Lineage

The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents - Divine Love, Life and Lineage A true child is created when...

The Second Advent Ministry

The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents - The Second Advent Ministry The upcoming sacramental ceremony begins with...

HYO JEONG AND CHEONGPYEONG

Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, our True Mother, guides Unification activities from “HJ (Hyo Jeong) Cheonwon,” a sprawling campus in Cheongpyeong, South Korea, that includes schools, training centers, a prayer hall, a hospital, spa, museum, apartment buildings and senior center, shops and restaurants and, above it all, a Palace. Where did this come from? And, most importantly, what is the meaning of Hyo Jeong, the principle behind it all? This series of twelve articles explains.

HYO JEONG AND CHEONGPYEONG

Hyo Jeong: The Filial Heart Design

On the foundation of Father Moon’s teachings, Mother Moon has innovated the term “filial heart,” in Korean, “Hyo Jeong,” to mean the practice of filial...

Hyo Jeong: You Are Part of My Body

Mother Moon recently announced, “Hyo Jeong (filial heart) is the essence of VISION 2020 and the cornerstone of the firm establishment of Cheon Il...

Hyo Jeong: The Linkage of Lineage

The Blessing ceremony is a mystical marriage. God is in that blessed marriage as an eternal presence that transcends time and space. At the...

Satan Calls God’s Vision a Fantasy

God’s blessing of Adam and Eve cast a powerful vision. Be fruitful—engrave the Word in your heart. Multiply—have the comfort of a loving spouse,...

The Fruit of Sincere Devotion

In the summer of 2014, as I sat on the steps below the prayer hall, gazing at the training center, the spa, the path...

The Axis of the Universe Is the Best Business Practice

After a two-hour drive, I had to walk across rice paddies to get to the Cheongpyeong site. It consisted of a building, a dock,...

Why Filial Heart Will Save the World

Here’s why honoring one’s parents will save the world Let’s go back to the start. Adam and Eve honoring their Parent was the one condition...

The Trapeze Leap to True Parents

My last blog was about the universal tradition of filial heart, honoring parents. This is the eternal vertical center of God’s ideal, the Hyo...

Filial Heart Leaps, Loves, and Never Lets Go

When St. Augustine intoned to God, “Our hearts are restless until they can find rest in you,” he expressed filial heart, the universal longing...

The Passion for Parents

The French fashion designer Christian Dior once said, “Deep in every heart slumbers a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a...

Where a Nation Can Be Born

Father Moon said that in spirit world, we breathe the air of love. His filial love for Heavenly Parent was air. Its oxygen exploded...

THE INTERNAL PROVIDENCE

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The Internal Providence

The Internal Providence Centers on Hyo Jeong

Hak Ja Han fulfilled her predestination through Hyo Jeong. She fulfilled the first blessing, which means she would, “ all the feelings of God...

Tradition, Position and Mission

Through the Blessing Vows, all blessed couples accept and inherit True Parents’ universal mission as their own. This mission is expressed in the list...

Cain and Abel Revisited

On Monday I said we would talk about the tradition. Underlying holy days, sacraments and ceremonies, what is the essential tradition? The essential tradition is...

The Sacrifice of Abel

The principle of Cain and Abel defines God’s internal providence, from the individual’s mind and body to John the Baptist and Jesus, kings and...

Sympathetic to Satan

Describing himself, True Father once said, “There is nothing he hates, because he likes everything. He likes every kind of taste of life. He...

Governance Centered on the Eldest Son

At IPEC in Las Vegas, on March 16, 2018, True Mother articulated a major statement on Principled governance. Its essence is to carry on...

The Priesthood of Blessed Couples

When the younger’s sacrifice turns the elder’s anger into an embrace, God forgives the elder. This is the core tradition, and Father said that from...

Hyo Jeong Is True Freedom

As fallen people, we are in Cain’s position, with sin crouching at our door. Through True Parents, we separate from Satan. To accomplish this,...

Blessing, Then Commandment

After separating from Satan, we receive God’s blessing. True Father explained the blessing’s conditional nature: “The blessing of God is always a blessing of...

Where He Leads Me, I Will Follow

True Mother’s Chief of Staff, Won Ju McDevitt’s testimony: “True Parents overcame unimaginable suffering solely to release the Heavenly Parent, the True Parent of...

Through the Mother, the Child’s Anger Turns to Joy

We all have moments of anger against True Father. It arises from feeling a lack of love, as did Cain, when our offering is...

The Bride’s Mission of National Restoration

True Mother calls us as Jesus did, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,… Take my yoke upon you and learn from...

Becoming True Parents Together

Without True Mother, there would have been no substantial True Parents. “True Parents” would have remained but an idealistic theory.  As True Father approached his...

Father’s First World Tour—Mother’s Side of the Story

From January 28 to October 10, 1965, True Mother, at 22, was impoverished, pregnant, and alone leading the church in Korea.   True Father, a...

God Is Love, and Love is…?

“The fundamental energy of God’s being,” which Divine Principle calls “universal prime energy,” is nothing other than love. “Love is the force that unites,”...

DR. HAK JA HAN MOON, THE MARRIAGE BLESSING, AND TRUE PEACE

Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, called by Jesus and led by the Holy Spirit, transforms each of us through the Blessing of marriage and family. This is the foundation for peace in the home and the world. Here is an outline of her message, her life with her husband our True Father, and their substantial projects.

Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, the Marriage Blessing, and True Peace

Peace Starts with Me, but Where Does Me Start?

We all seek peace, but conflict is destroying this beautiful earth and its people. We cannot sit idly and let this happen. Something is...

Jesus Came to Marry

After the Fall, the God who loves us began the bitter providence of restoration. He sought a religious movement on this earth that would...

Sex is the Frontline

The end of war does not come by human works alone. And obviously it does not come by the world’s religions alone. War does not...

Will She Find Faith on Earth?

The end of the Book of Revelation is all about the Lamb receiving his Bride. The Only Begotten Son does not marry a church....

From Me to the World

Family comes from parents, and the fallen world has no true parents. The ranks of religious leadership are no freer from sexual immorality than...

Dr. Moon’s Political Philosophy

In her November 12-13 addresses, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon rallied the gathered clergy around what is essentially the American political philosophy. Dr. Moon...

A New Thing on the Earth

True Father prophesied and prepared True Mother’s global leadership. He said, “In the course of history a perfect woman who is connected to God’s...

Completing the Global Mission

True Father discovered God’s plan for the position and mission of the True Mother, and he established his bride in that position publicly in...

The Standard of Attendance

True Mother, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, set the standard of attendance to True Father, just as he and Jesus set the standard of...

Her Promise to True Father

Two days after True Father’s Holy Ascension, True Mother told us, “I made a promise to Father that no matter how difficult it is...

Father Brought Peace by Attending Mother

On the third day of True Father’s Holy Ascension, True Mother told all those who are their children: “I want to accomplish the Will...

More Than a Head of State

True Father and True Mother are eternally one with the eternal God, centered on true love. They share rights of equal participation, equal authority...

The Plan To Bless Nations

True Father resurrected Korea by means of the New Village (Sae Maeul) movement and New Hearts (Sae Maeum) movement. At the conclusion of her...

New Heart, New Village

The Sae Maeul and Sae Maeum movements were True Father’s path to bless Korea and are True Mother’s plan to bless the world. Julian...

Dissolving Woman’s Resentment

God’s providence required that True Parents end women’s resentment of men. Fallen history records the world bowing to triumphant men. Abraham Lincoln said that...

PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR PEACE

Among the organizations for peace that our True Parents created, none has developed more quickly around the world than the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace. Legislators in dozens of countries have created national chapters. Find out the inspiring goals of this organization, and what it has accomplished already, through this series of four articles.

Parliamentarians for Peace

The Ideal Nation Is at Hand

As the International Leadership Conference in Washington DC approaches, I want to reflect on a component of its program, the International Association of Parliamentarians...

The Original Parents’ Government

In our last post, we proposed that any nation that officially adopts and implements pure love education for adolescents and Blessing education for adults...

Parliamentarians for Peace Global Trajectory

We propose to have a clear standard to define a Cheon Il Guk nation: Any nation whose government officially adopts Pure Love Education for its...

When Families Combine as a Federation

Is it true that only through having our own political party can we establish Cheon Il Guk? We have presented an outline of a...

THE PATH TO FOUNDATION DAY

In publications surrounding the 2017 Foundation Day, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, our True Mother, gave a powerful written testimony to God’s providence through True Parents. This six article series outlines her theological and historical testimony, with the last three focusing on her husband’s final twelve-year course.

The Path to Foundation Day

Our Salvation as True Parents’ Children

I was blessed to attend this year’s International Leaders Assembly and fourth anniversary of Foundation Day at HJ Cheonwon. The Organizing Committee provided us...

How Love Trumps Politics

This Foundation Day, True Mother educated us through the Leaders Assembly materials. I’m highlighting some key points. Moreover, as society became smitten with ideologies...

The Spirit Tells the Story

True Father once said that we are “the sons and daughters of True Mother, the woman who represents the world. Mother is the Holy...

The Dominion of Love

This Foundation Day, True Mother outlined the 2001-2012 providence to build the heavenly nation through three 4-year courses. "Representatives of the world, centering on...

The Passion of the True Father

In the completion stage of the course to establish Cheon Il Guk, we lived through the passion of True Father. " True Father lived...

The Power of Innocence

The life of Christ, beginning to end, defies description. One truth overlays another; the mind cannot grasp the whole. To penetrate it requires an...

PEACE OF VIENNA

Vienna is an historical dividing line of religions and nations. True Parents’ peace, brought to Vienna, coincides with the current developments on the Korean Peninsula. This series covers both, highlighting Rev. and Mrs. Moon called for transformation of demilitarized zones into peace zones and religions into one family under God.

Peace of Vienna

God’s Only Daughter Unites the Abrahamic Faiths

Two days from now, our True Mother, God’s only Daughter, will speak at a landmark “Peace Starts with Me” rally in Vienna. Why did...

How Love Will Unify Korea

God’s true love, substantiated in the family, is the universal principle of peace, for the world and for the Korean Peninsula. In True Father’s...

Reuniting the Parent Nation

The reunification of the warring brothers on the Korean Peninsula began with family ties. In his speech to North Korea’s leadership in the Supreme...

Only Koreans Can Unite Korea

Only the divorced spouses can restore a marriage. Only Koreans can unite Korea. This was Father’s message: “We can no longer afford to allow...

Faith and Substance in North Korea

True Parents’ work for North Korea is a case study in the application of Divine Principle. True Father said that unity means “to become...

Korea’s DMZ Will Be a Peace Zone

True Father said that love calls us to remove barriers between ourselves and our enemy. “Satan and his followers dwell wherever there are barriers,”...

A New Nation, Conceived in Love

Rev. Moon called the United Nations to build peace zones. What is a peace zone? A “zone” is simply a jurisdiction, an area in...

Peace Zone Economics

The April 27 Inter-Korean Summit declared that “the two sides agreed to transform the demilitarized zone into a peace zone in a genuine sense.”...

The Peace Road Is a Straight Shot

In 1992, True Father rendered a simple critique of the world’s economy: “Developed countries try to place weaker nations under their control.” He made...

The World’s Upper House

In 2017, one woman organized a rally of 80,000 in Seoul for the reunification of Korea. Her message was all theology, and with her...

How the UN Can Balance Religions, Parties and Economies

Rev. Moon called the UN to lead the world beyond conflict by creating peace zones. “These zones, under UN leadership, will give rise to...

Abel. Women. The UN. Revolution.

In his last public speech, True Father called the Women's Federation to establish “a great organization under the name Abel Women’s UN.” As would...

How Women Will Rule the World

When True Father called it the Abel Women’s UN, he was saying that women are Abel. Which means men are Cain. By the way, guys,...

Pilate’s Failure, True Father’s Victory

True Father took women’s responsibility very seriously: “It is up to women to see that the evil forces, led primarily by men, …are now...

PEACE STARTS WITH ME

On April 10, 1992, at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, our True Mother, gave the keynote address that launched the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP). On July 15, 2017, with her having announced the event forty days beforehand, 20,000 gathered in Madison Square Garden to receive her message. This series of twenty-one articles tells the story of True Mother’s path to reach that stage, and of the true love of New York that received her.

Peace Starts with Me

True Mother’s First Message

On April 10, 1992, at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, our True Mother, gave the keynote address that launched the...

The Fruit of the Womb

True Mother, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, began her public career by inaugurating, with True Father, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Women’s Federation for...

The Twin Towers

I consider the political Left and Right to represent feminine and masculine perspectives, and our age to be one in which both are restoring...

Crushing the Head of the Serpent

In her address inaugurating the Women’s Federation for World Peace, True Mother Hak Ja Han Moon called women to bring God-centered unity into the...

True Parents’ Revelation Goes On

In three weeks, for the first time, a woman religious leader will speak at Madison Square Garden. That woman is our True Mother, Dr....

True Mother’s Surprising Mission

At Washington Monument, True Parents completed the foundation to receive American Christianity, the global level Bride. Nine months later, True Father transferred the Bride’s...

The Modest Messiah

On Wednesday we discussed True Father’s statement that a representative woman, Eve, “must take the role of John the Baptist in bringing perfected Adam...

Principles, Positions and Paradoxes

To proceed with my interpretation of True Mother’s work, I need to devote this article to the matter of providential positions. “Position” is a...

He Becomes a Sinner So We Can Be Sinless

My first experience of True Father was in the spirit, months before I met the movement. One night, I awoke from sleep, face to...

True Parents Are Truly God and Truly Human

From the perspective of the fallen world, Jesus Christ is a paradox: truly God and truly human. Many early Christian churches emphasized one over...

There Is a Way To Be Only Begotten

On May 1, 1977, True Father prophesied that his successor would appear in fifteen years. “I feel I can give myself totally for 15...

True Father Taught Gender Balance

The Divine Principle gives men women equal value and equal subjectivity in creation and in restoration. Man and woman each appear sometimes as subject...

Not Through Human Eyes

True Father told us how to become his true, only begotten children: “We have to think of the Lord of the Second Advent as...

True Mother’s Heungnam Prison

How do we describe True Mother’s suffering? Begin with the position of John the Baptist. When Jesus ascended to the position of spiritual Messiah,...

A Lonely Understanding: The Path of True Mother

True Mother tells us that she went her course alone. Wait a minute. She had True Father, a huge family, countless members around her....

SACRIFICE, COMPASSION, AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Over the decades, the seed of Kingship and Queenship that God planted in True Parents blossomed. With it blossomed one world of blessed families, uniting all races, nations and religions in Heaven and on Earth.

Sacrifice, Compassion, and Global Change

The Tipping Point of Peace

Tomorrow, our True Mother will lead the Global Rally for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula. I’d like to offer a biblical reflection...

The Sacred Formula on November 11

Father and Mother Moon hail from villages 18 miles apart in what is now called North Korea. The communist takeover of the North left...

True Mother Breaks Through Korea’s Twin Dead-Ends

On November 11, True Mother did not give a political speech. Instead, she presented the leaders and peoples of Korea, north and south, a...

True Mother and the Global Civil Religion

Our True Mother's gathering of religious leaders at the World Cup Stadium was more than an interfaith event. She embraced political leaders; she spoke...

A Woman Will Lead Them

Together with diverse religious and political leaders, True Mother is founding a global realm of multi-dimensional peace. This is a remarkable accomplishment for anyone,...

Principle and Providence, Not Politics and Pragmatics

Over the past week, we have been examining True Mother’s World Cup Stadium event. Its purpose was to bring peace to the Korean peninsula,...

True Father Prophesied Today’s Struggles

Let’s examine True Mother’s approach to the unification of Korea. Her speech barely mentioned North Korea. She talked about God working through religious leaders...

The Antidote to Individualism

At the November 11 gathering for peaceful unification, True Mother launched no diatribe against communism. She is deeper than that. She knows that today’s...

The Historical Han of Korean Women

True Father explained that Korea is chosen because of a particular kind of suffering called “Han.” Korea, he said, is “the Han nation because...

Womankind’s Cross, Womankind’s Resurrection

How can we comprehend True Mother’s declarations that she is the only daughter of God? First of all, men-folk, just accept it. True Father...

What Did They Say to Jesus?

In a measured tone, True Mother stated to 80,000 at the World Cup Stadium, “just as two thousand years ago, when God called Jesus...

The Blessing Will Unite Korea

To the crowd of 80,000, with interfaith clergy at the center, True Mother testified to True Father and True Parents:   “The numerous leading religious...

The Sacrifice that Changes the World

How can sacrifice and compassion bring global change? To answer this question, we first must realize that the only real global change is that...

The Meek Will Inherit the Earth

For True Father, compassion means loving one’s enemy: “As in the example of Jesus Christ, we must not hate our enemies or hate the...

THE THIRD REFORMATION

The Divine Principle states, “From our examination of the progress of history, it is evident that a third reformation will occur following the third renaissance. Indeed, the state of today’s Christianity desperately calls for such a reformation.” The third renaissance was communism. The third reformation is the international, interfaith movement centering on True Parents. This explains why.

The Third Reformation

How Does the World Prepare for the Messiah?

In the Exposition of Divine Principle historical analysis, the Messiah comes on the foundation of “the Third Reformation” that occurs during “the period of...

A Reformation Based on Heart

True Father had a two-step approach to the Left. On Monday we talked about the first—victory over communism. The first step followed the Cain-Abel...

Cain’s Surrender Liberates Parents

True Parents’ first step was to support democracy’s victory over communism; the second was to “unite the two worlds,” and this had to come...

International Conference on the Unity of the Sexes

Parents’ elevation happens when men and women obey the commandment. Men just say no to fallen or immature Eve. Eve resists playboys and stops...

Husband and Wife Unite Left and Right

In True Parents’ internal providence of 1989-91, Cain surrendered, Eve was liberated, and the parents were elevated, with husband and wife in equal positions....

Government by Parents

The Principle explains, “The religion founded upon truth will lead all of humanity to become one with God in heart. Such people will...

NEW VIDEO SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT: A Constitution Based on Love Alone

Beginning next week, True Parents Way will present a video exposition of the Cheon Il Guk Constitution. Why study the Constitution? At this time, by...

Third Opportunity for a Miracle

In 1945-52, True Parents could have restored the world. It would have been an absolute miracle, and it didn’t happen. Forty years later, True...

The Fulfillment of Prophecy

Our True Mother, God’s only begotten Daughter, is uniting parliamentarians, religious leaders and blessed couples in the task of world restoration. Without knowing it,...

God’s Only Daughter Is Unifying Korea

The chosen individuals, families, people, religion and nation did not receive Jesus, nor did they receive the one he called, Sun Myung Moon. As...

Peace Through the Family or War on the Family?

One thing all governments want is a peaceful and cooperative populace. How do this world’s leaders achieve this? One way is by regulation and...

True Mother’s Perfect Power

God is the origin of absolute power. To become a parent is to be granted that absolute power. The image of absolute power used...

Models for Cheon Il Guk: Catholicism

The Vatican governs a global institution comprising 1.2 billion people. What is its model of governance? At the center of church life and governance...

Models for Cheon Il Guk: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) headquarters in Salt Lake City governs a global institution comprising 16 million people. How...

The LDS Model: Connecting Spiritual and Physical

We are continuing our exploration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Like the Catholics, the LDS has a robust...

TRUE FAMILY VALUES

True Family Values introduces the Holy Marriage Blessing based upon the Divine Principle of Creation and Fall revealed in the Bible and all the world’s scriptures. In 1996, I presented to American clergy a True Family Values curriculum called “Creating a Faithful Christian Marriage.” In this series of fifty-one articles, responding to many requests over the years for more on True Family Values, I present that 1996 curriculum updated and in-depth.

True Family Values

Creating A+ Family

True Family Values introduces the marriage Blessing based upon the principles of Creation and Fall. In 1996, I presented to American clergy a TFV...

A Map through the Realms of Heart

True Family Values is a journey through the “four realms of heart”—the heart of children, of brothers and sisters, of spouses, and of parents....

Exploring the Realms

We continue the True Family Values’ map through the four realms of heart, picking up in the middle of Part Four. The sexual revolution, which...

The Left Rules the Sexual Roost

According to a 1996 Los Angeles Times article, sex is “a matter that has left parents tongue-tied for decades.” Ahem: not just decades; millennia....

Where There Is No Vision, the Marriage Perishes

Because of the ignorance and self-centeredness of religious institutions, our culture is awash with sex education from the Left. But on a deeper level,...

Four Expectations for Your Family’s Future

Let’s continue with “Expectations for Creating A+ Family.” We covered what not to expect, now we cover four things to expect.   Expect to… Examine...

Abstinence Plus Fidelity Equals Civilization

History and sociology agree that sexual abstinence before marriage and fidelity in marriage creates civilization, and that when these depart, civilizations fall. In his...

Science, Religion and Absolute Values

Fallen sex creates fallen people, and fallen people cannot create an unfallen world, not through science, not through religion. In the act of procreation,...

What Women Really Want, and Men Too

As he dug deeper into the causes of civilizational decline, J.D. Unwin in his 1934 study, Sex and Culture, discovered a man-woman dynamic. He...

What’s Wrong with Marriage?

God revealed that sex is the gateway to both good and evil through many religious founders. Since we cannot control sexual desire, they called...

One Man and One Woman, True Parents

God has a purpose for the family, and when God has a purpose, God creates a model. This model is a picture of what...

Reality Check: The Unification Experience

True Family Values presents a God-centered model for marriage. How has it worked? Let’s look at the track record of Unification Church blessed marriages....

The House of True Parents

Good families do not come through knowledge, power or money. They come through a God-centered vision for marriage. Without a God-centered vision, marriages perish....

The Joy of Opposites

Jesus did not address God as our Accountant in Heaven, our Professor in Heaven, or our Attorney in Heaven. He addressed God as our...

What Christianity Doesn’t Know

The family is the school of heart. It is the environment in which each person learns to live for the higher purpose, to love...

TRUE MOTHER IN AMERICA

In December of 1971, Hak Ja Han Moon arrived in America as an immigrant, refugee and member of an oppressed minority. In December of 2016, America received her as its True Mother, to declare God’s will for America. These five articles, delivered at the founding of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace in America, explain the meaning of True Mother’s words to members of the US Congress.

True Mother in America

We Must Become God’s True Children

In the face of rejection, True Parents gave to America; they gave and gave again. They will not let go of their elder son,...

A Mother Forbears Sin As Immaturity

When American founding father John Adams referred to “the noblest and most generous affections of our nature” upon which government should be based, he...

The “R” Word: It Rhymes with Freedom

In Washington, DC, November 30, 2016, True Mother opened her speech to American and international parliamentarians with a call to “begin a movement in...

Refugee, Immigrant, Oppressed Minority

There are a huge number of refugees in the world today. They emigrate from countries ravaged by war, crime, poverty and famine. Countries in...

TRUE MOTHER'S SERMON ON THE MOUNT

On March 16 of this year, True Mother delivered a veritable Sermon on the Mount to the American leadership in Las Vegas. Updating the Divine Principle? No successor to True Parents? The lineage of the High Priest? It’s all God’s Word, and it’s all good.

True Mother's Sermon on the Mount

Updating the Divine Principle

On March 16 in Las Vegas, True Mother said, ”I have patiently waited and endured for a long time. I was born and grew...

God’s Life Story

It has been said that “theology is biography.” Think about it: The Bible consists of biographies, from Adam and Eve through Israel’s families up...

TRUE PARENTS' GRACE

How do True Parents grant us freedom from sin through marriage? Through their oneness in marriage with God and each other, we receive their liberation and complete release from sin. On our part, we need to practice the same faith and the same love. This series of eight articles pays particular attention to the preparation of the bride, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.

True Parents' Grace

A Global Awakening

Divine Principle teaches that religion is at the center of culture, because it provides its moral and ethical values. At the center of the...

The Authority of Marriage

In Matthew 21, the chief priests and elders asked Jesus, “By what authority are you doing these things?…And who gave you this authority?” Jesus answered that...

The Preparation of the Bride

Father taught that the Messiah’s bride is born from a prepared lineage in the satanic world. Eve was taken by the satanic world: “Adam …made...

A Bride Without Sin

Father told us that his bride is sinless, which means Satan cannot accuse her. She is, as Paul wrote of her, “without stain or wrinkle...

You Have To Believe

Divine Principle depicts a cosmic dance partnering God and us, God’s Will and our will, God’s responsibility and our responsibility. Our partner, God, is demanding...

The Grace of Forgiveness

Religion is about making up when you, or someone close to you, were bad to someone. We call this “indemnity.” The Divine Principle outlines three...

The Job Moment

Satan accused God and Job, and justified himself: “Job loves You because you have blessed him. You are just buying people’s love! Remove those...

Breaking The Curse

In the aftermath of the Fall, God cursed Satan, Eve and Adam. In so doing, God decreed that Eve, not Adam, would hold enmity...

Be Here With Me

Many people accepted True Parents and then left them. Within a day of my joining, I opened the door of the center to a...

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HYO JEONG

Readings for the twelve evenings beginning on Heavenly Parents Day and continuing through True Parents Birthday in Preparation to Celebrate Foundation Day

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The First Day – The...

Second Advent mission The teachings of the Old and New Testaments tell us that the Messiah comes with the authority of the Father to meet...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Second Day – Four...

Ordeals of the Bride Unification Church women did not leave her alone. They clawed at her… If they’d had their way, they would have pulled...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Third Day – Three...

Obedience To True Mother, I, True Father, stood as her grandfather and father as well as her husband, and also as her older brother. So...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Fourth Day – Two...

We live in a time when women can move the world We live in a time when women can move the world for God's providence...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Fifth Day True Parents...

On Mother's Leadership (Father’s Words)  We held the inaugural assembly of the Women's Federation for Peace in Asia in Japan on September 17, 1991, and...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Sixth Day – The...

The Realm for the Liberation of Women Before I declared the era of the liberation of women, Mother simply followed me. Because Mother was united...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Seventh Day – Six...

1999.06.12: Satan’s surrender Because it was a crucial time for Mother to fulfill her responsibility, Mother went around the world holding the "Rally for the...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Eighth Day – Five...

Women in History To whom did fallen Eve give her milk first? First to Cain and then to Abel. Her daughters were not mentioned. Although...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Ninth Day – Four...

Mother of three ages What is the meaning of my giving Mother a plaque of recognition on June 14, 1999? Throughout history the Eves of...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Tenth Day – Three...

The original women’s culture The culture of the oceanic sphere constitutes the original women's culture, transcending all nations and crossing all oceans. To create this...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Eleventh Day – Two...

There is our Mother! I held a public ceremony to recognize True Mother's achievement. She is worthy of recognition by both the Unification Church...

The Twelve Days of Hyo Jeong: The Twelfth Day – Foundation...

True Father’s last public speech: The Abel Women’s UN There have been many religions which believed in Heavenly Father but don't have a concept of...

THE WAY OF BLESSED FAMILIES

Six months before moving to America, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, our True Father, told his Korean disciples “The Way Our Blessed Families Should Go.” Twenty years later, in September, 1991, True Father spent a night at Unification Theological Seminary, reading this speech from midnight to 4 a.m. True Father directed UTS students to translate it into English and all blessed couples to read it. This series of twelve articles summarizes his guidance to blessed families.

The Way of Blessed Families

By Filial Piety, Children Mature and Unite

The United States government tried to separate True Parents. It failed. “Father calls me at least twice every day. I also go to meet...

Radical Filial Piety

The path to patriotism, sainthood and divinity starts with filial piety. True Father’s words to blessed families show that True Parents embodied radical filial...

Everyone’s Problem: Mind and Body

In August of 1971, a few months prior to True Parents’ departure to America, True Father laid the cards on the table for the...

Believe Your Parents, Gain Your Life

True Father never told us to do anything that he himself had not already done. To bring his mind to have dominion over his...

Beyond Comfort-Zone Sacrifice

True Father taught that mind-body unity begins with absolute faith, beyond life and death. What then? “Then,” he said, “is to sacrifice.” True Father...

How We Reverse the Fall

True Father often speaks in the first person. I used to think that he wasn’t really talking about himself. I thought he was just...

Your Wife is a Holy Being

In his guidance to his pastors preceding his 1971 departure from Korea, True Father’s words on mind and body were a foundation to talk...

Marriage Unity Transcends Time

As he was preparing to depart, True Father counseled the Korean pastors, “You can stand in this position because of a woman.” He added,...

The Third Seonghwa

True Parents honored the process of aging by declaring the three great kingships, of the children, parents and grandparents, and the three seonghwas, birth,...

Achieving Heaven on Earth

The Principle of Creation provides a rule to unite the children: attend your parents as they decline and pass through the end of life....

God Is Our King

True Father’s address at God’s Enthronement was entitled “God Is Our King.” God’s vertical love appears horizontally in three kingships, of children, parents and...

How to Build a Family Palace

True Father delivered “The Way of Blessed Families” to Korean leaders prior to his departure to America in 1971. In 1991, at UTS, he...

THE WAY TO THE BLESSING

How did Rev. and Mrs. Moon, our True Parents, establish the authority to liberate the world from sin through blessed marriage? Did they just dream up the idea? No. It came from the heart of God. This series of twenty-nine articles outlines their path to bring God’s heart into our lives, and explains the meaning of the five steps to receive the Holy Marriage Blessing.

The Way To the Blessing

Connecting The Dots To True Parents

In True Family Values we explained God’s ideal of marriage and family. We explored the Fall and the need for true parental love. Then...

Between Be Fruitful and Multiply Comes Marriage

This blog series explains from the Bible why the True Parents’ marriage Blessing is the only way to achieve God’s ideal of marriage and...

The Three Essential Responsibilities

Adam and Eve, and their family, had three essential responsibilities. These three responsibilities define the ideal of creation, the providence for God to send...

Why True Mother is Only Begotten

I have introduced the first family’s three original responsibilities that, due to the Fall, became the three indemnity conditions that weave through history and...

Predestination of the Only Begotten Daughter

I have introduced the three essential responsibilities that, due to the Fall, became three indemnity conditions. We will see how these weave through history...

The Path of the Only Begotten

Legends, parables, and the Messiah’s history reveal the path of the only begotten daughter. In the Arthurian legend of the sword in the stone, only...

The End Is Known from the Beginning

 The prophet Isaiah spoke, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand,...

The Advent of the Holy Spirit

I concluded my last post with “Jesus’ lineage illuminates God’s three-conditions plan to save humankind.” Let’s pick up from there. The first condition, that...

God’s Purpose for Jesus’ Marriage

By understanding Jesus and the Holy Spirit, we can comprehend the Second Advent. The Holy Spirit is the Bride of Christ, free of Satan’s...

Sorry, No Marriage in the Resurrection

Jesus tried to teach about man woman love, but when his listeners didn’t get it, he spiritualized the message. Because of Nicodemus’s concept about...

The Scandal of a Christ Who Looks Normal

The first question raised by the proclamation that Rev. and Mrs. Moon’s marriage was the prophesied Wedding of the Lamb is: where’s the Holy...

The Consummation of Human History

God’s actions are neither arbitrary nor random. He will claim what human beings indemnify. Satan will not surrender otherwise. Obedient to the Principle, God...

Mother and Son in Pyeongyang

Jesus called Sun Myung Moon, the fruit of Christianity, qualified by nation, lineage, training and character, who appeared in the right place and time....

The Bride Comes Down From Heaven

  Jesus said that the Son of Man comes down from Heaven. The Book of Revelation says that the Bride comes down from Heaven.  "The Holy...

The Return of the Bride

True Father explained the Bride’s responsibility: “When Jesus returns to the earth in the flesh, the woman whom he takes as the Bride must...