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’ teachings is a citizen. Attending and following grants rights and imposes duties. Where do these rights and duties come from? From God’s purpose for creating us. In his first Peace Message, Father Moon stated that this...

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 “provision” is providere, which is also the root of “providence.” It means to foresee, to attend to. For a journey, provisions are supplies, food and drink. For an organization, provisions are services and resources. In...

Holy Marriage Blessing Part 02 – Resurrection and Purification

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Holy Marriage Blessing Part 2 The Holy Marriage Blessing is the path to a healthy, happy and holy romance that lasts forever. By the Blessing, man and woman become one in God's love. In the human Fall, sin and selfishness came into marriage. Adam and Eve separated marriage from God. Jesus and the Holy Spirit brought salvation but not blessed marriage....

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, set the foundation for our Family Pledge to inaugurate a family-centered world. Our essential pledge is to attend, embody and represent God and True Parents. True Parents embody God and, by attending them with absolute...

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 love of a mother nursing her baby at her breast …love expressed through sacrifice as when, with pleasure, a child acts with filial piety toward his or her parents.” So too, John Adams wrote,...

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 world the shape of this nation and why we, in the name of God, are creating it. The Cheon Il Guk Constitution consists of a Preamble, The Family Pledge, eleven Chapters and an Addenda, 88...

Holy Marriage Blessing Part 01 – Rebirth

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Holy Marriage Blessing Part 1 The Holy Marriage Blessing is the path to a healthy, happy and holy romance that lasts forever. By the Blessing, man and woman become one in God's love. In the human Fall, sin and selfishness came into marriage. Adam and Eve separated marriage from God. Jesus and the Holy Spirit brought salvation but not blessed...

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 our government. Father Moon said, “We need to form a people; then centering on that people we should complete the kingdom of heaven on earth that can be governed by the constitution of Heaven’s nation....