|2017 Hyo Jeong CARP Assembly, True Parents' Message (March 12, 2017)|
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2017 Hyo Jeong CARP Assembly
True Parents' Message
March 12, Cheongpyeong Training Center
It’s nice to see you. Do you understand the providence? I was reflecting on what I should speak to you about. At this time, we can say the nation that once headed the Soviet Union is a powerful nation. However when the Industrial Revolution took place in Europe, and the United States was established, Russia was a developing country. The last Czar of Russia learned much from Europe, disguising himself as an ordinary citizen in order to learn about the culture spawned by the industrial revolution. He investigated through his experiences at the lowest level of society and took what he learned back to his own nation. That was the starting point for Russia to become a powerful nation. However, Russia, which had been in the Christian sphere, proclaimed that "God is dead" and become a nation ruled by communism.
You cannot realize on your own what you must learn from history and think about history. Christianity today includes many contradictions. There is no truth. They are unaware of Heaven's providence and of the principle of creation. In sum, they do not know God. However today, aren't we the ones who say we will realize God's dream and realize humankind's wish through True Parents? Are we not? [Yes, we are.] Then how much further have we advanced?
This year marks one hundred years since the revolution that Lenin led. However, when did True Father’s influence lead to the statues of Lenin coming down? True Father supported the policy of openness that Gorbachev implemented. At that time, Father sent three thousand English-speaking Russian students to workshops in America. Father said, "You cannot accomplish a world of peace with what you know—Communism. Look at democracy. Freedom and peace will change the way you think, and once you live a life of love and live for the sake of others, the world you hope for will come." He then sent them back to Russia. Those students were an immense help in supporting the policy of openness.
However, a bit of that old thinking remained. One hundred years have passed, but there is nothing to be proud of. The dream that Heaven hopes for and all humankind wishes for is one human family. Counter to this, powerful nations— what used to be the Soviet Union and China— are obstacles to creating one world. We must teach them. The path to teaching them is the only one we can take. It is the same for religions. We must meet at one point. That point is where we attend God. God, our Creator, is our Heavenly Parent! Human beings must live lives united with the wish, the dream that Heavenly Parent hopes to see come true. Nevertheless, many walls exist in the world today—walls between ideologies, walls between religions, walls between races, and the walls of national frontiers! These walls arose due to selfish greed. People cannot look beyond themselves. They do not know God. This is a problem that can be solved if you know God, but they do not understand that. On the other hand, do you know God? [Yes!] How must you act as people who are aware of this? The three thousand people whom we taught went back to Russia and were among the students who fought against the tank corps and protected their nation.
Why am I saying this? You have an important responsibility. We must become a nation that attends God. We must become a nation that receives God's blessings. That means that this nation, all its citizens, must attend True Parents. Is there anyone who hates light on a dark night? You must become the light. As the light, you must create that environment. In the schools you attend, you must first think "I will change the school," and then carry out sincere devotions and make effort.
Are any students from Sun Moon University here? You must envelope the entire campus. Do you have confidence to do that? Wouldn't it be nice if all university students across the nation became CARP members who followed you? That is why you must become someone who shines a light— not only in this nation, or only in Asia, but throughout the world. Now Christians cannot obstruct you when you introduce True Parents and give your opinions. They have the simple logic of “Just believe and you will go to heaven.” However, what did I say you must do to enter heaven? It is a place where families blessed by True Parents enter. What, then, is there for you to fear? Tell them with confidence. I can guarantee that you will go to heaven! However you must listen to what I say! Receive the blessing! Learn about True Parents!" That is what you must do.
I told you earlier it has been 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution. Only three years remain until 2020. Will you achieve national restoration and then global restoration, —one world centered on God—in the next forty years on the foundation of the Unification Church? I hope that time will become an opportunity for all of you and for me to participate together. How can I believe what you say? Do you now know how old I am now? Please become people whose support will help me overcome my age! Can you do that? Do you have confidence? I cannot wait long— the sooner, the better. I look forward to this.