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Part IV: Church, Denominational and Group Representatives God's words

Many people are waiting here to see whether their name will be called. People who are not in the list make a commotion that they should be given a chance If a foundation for us to help is formed on earth, they will all be able to be resurrected.

1) Theodosius I

(Roman Emperor from 379 to 395, who founded the orthodox Christian state)

"He who revealed the secrets of Heaven is now on earth." Hello. Thank you so much for the opportunity to come here and listen to the Principle. There are an infinite number of people that have come here to study it. I thank you even more to give me this chance to share my impressions. After hearing the Principle, I realized my idea of going to Heaven just by believing and serving God was an intoxicated, obscure faith. Christians, even without knowing the answers to such questions as "Who is God? What is Heaven? What is salvation? Is there really life after death? What happens to our spirit after we die? What is the origin of faith?" were stuck in an extremely selfish faith that believed that they could go to Heaven just by believing in Him. To that end, they lived preaching brotherly love and public service. Aside from the fact that we must come to unconditionally serve God's absoluteness, I couldn't really come to any conclusions. When I hear the Unification Principle, my heart really aches. God is our Parent, but because of our false parents we weren't able to recognize our True Parents. Therefore, we've lived as orphans. The Christians of today must know this clearly. We must throw away the elief that just faith in God will get us to Heaven, and truly recognize that God is our Parent and that in order to save his numerous children suffering in Hell we have not a moment to spare. We must have the attitude of faith that we will follow our Parent all the way down to hell. So then, what is Heaven? Who goes there? I declare right now that no Christians of this modern age who hold fast to oldfashioned faith will be able to enter Heaven. You must find the reason for this. You must hurry. Your concepts of Heaven and the reality of this place are truly different. What is salvation? How can we attain salvation? Knowing this clearly, I ask you Christians to reconsider your views on salvation, for if your existing outlook on salvation ties you down, you won't receive it. What is salvation? Please think about it again. The Unification Principle explains this point very clearly in detail. What is life after death? If there were no afterlife then why are you striving to go to Heaven? If you really want to go to Heaven and live well there, then it would only be reasonable for you to want to go together with your beloved children and descendants and of course your ancestors. Is this not so? Then why have you no interest in your ancestors? Then wouldn't you have to save your ancestors who are undergoing indescribable pain in Hell, not being able to go to Heaven? Or would you just enter Heaven by yourself? But you carry on the latter, and by doing so you make God's heart grieve. You must clearly realize this. Your way of serving God has been wrong. A sincere filial child would know their Parents' heart and live consoling them. If you let your Parents live with you and profess your filial piety only in words, then that is the most unfilial act. Look after your Parents and see if they are uncomfortable in anyway. Then sincerely ask what it is your Parents want. Ask earnestly what their biggest internal struggles are. If you Christians really believe that there is life after death, then you must definitely change your direction of life. If you wish to go to Heaven, you must teach your children to follow and serve this path as well. Furthermore, you must teach your children the basis of serving God. This is your genuine responsibility. You must also think about where your spirit will live in after life. But without knowing this origin, you will not be capable fellow Christians! You probably do now know who I am. But please know one thing. I had to go through many difficulties in order to make Christianity the national religion. Do not think it was an easy decision. It was what I decided after undergoing extremely hard tribulations and agony. Now I am suffering with a heart that feels I haven't been dutiful, and that I couldn't serve God as my Parent. The anguish is unbearable. It makes my heart break. I am very envious of all of you living on earth in this Completed Testament age. It is such a blessed age. He who has received revelations from God and enlightened us with the Principle and secrets of Heaven is now on earth, is he not? he is our True Parent, the Messiah, the Lord you all have been waiting for. He is Sun Myung Moon himself. You must believe, trust, and follow him. If you believe and follow this Principle, then your faith will mature and you will definitely turn into heavenly people. If you ever doubt on some part of the Principle, pray. If you pray sincerely then I myself will teach you. As you believe in the resurrection of Jesus, you must believe in the resurrection of Theodosius as well ,with Heaven and earth under the dominion of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon. Those given the mission are bound to move. Pray, and then have faith as God's children.

Theodosius
2001.10.21

Please spread the Unification Principle widely, which has revealed the secrets of Heaven.

2) Antony

(251? - 356, hermit)

"Centered on the new truth you will make an important decision." God created humankind as his children and through his children he was going to fulfill his will, but because his children fell his will could not be fulfilled. By the very ancestors of humankind falling, history got off on the wrong foot. This history of wrong has flowed on for such a long time with no one to fix it. Most of humanity doesn't even know that history has been in the wrong. Discovering this truth through the Principle, I am very resentful. Now that the whole hidden truth behind history has been made clear, we must completely pull out humankind's root of evil. And we must clear up God's historic resentment. I, Anthony am greatly embarrassed. What do people think about monasteries? When I think about them I'm embarrassed in one sense, but I'm proud of them also for they are places that didn't spread evil lineage. Humankind didn't know God's fundamental providence, but even so has strived to serve and worship Him. For people can't find this road living peacefully having babies. Now, I understand, theoretically, God's providence of restoration, his will, and his heart for humankind.What use is there now to regret the past? The pain of regret and loneliness now all rush in together. Now is not the time to express my gratitude for letting me hear the Principle and express my feelings about it. But it definitely is not the time to be bound by regret and pessimism. I can't distinguish whether this is to relieve us, or to make us repent, or to teach us, but I will try to obey this new truth that seems to be the way. Everyone is jealous about this position, but to tell the truth, I want to give it up. But now that I'm here, there's nothing I can do about it. Reverend Moon, the True Parent of humankind, how can you approve of our lifestyles? There's no need to say that we weren't blessed with the merit of the age. There was no leader to guide and lead us logically and systematically. We only had the heart of serving God in the highest. Now understanding the Principle, I clearly confess that I have been a sinner. There is no opposition I can raise to any part of the Principle. Therefore I feel even more pain in my heart. Reverend Moon! Thank you so much! These words do not emerge easily. I feel so undeserving. But you, being the Lord, will embrace all of our lives. How can my direction of faith in these days and this direction of the new truth be so different? It makes it unbearable to stand the pain of regret and misery. When I hear lectures on history, I come to know that the people living in the Completed Testament age are the most blessed of all. Is this something we can solve by coveting? What can we do? How does God think about us? Even if he doesn't welcome us warmheartedly, I pray that he can understand us. I wanted to be in the position of being the most beloved child, but I see that was wrong. Reverend Moon! True Parents of humankind! Please broadmindedly understand our lives. Now I have no desire to read the Principle or hear it again, but I know that is not right. So please wait until our hearts calm down. Until then, I will pray and study the Principle. Through this meeting centering on this new truth, we will make important determinations. Reverend Moon, in front of your messianic mission I give you my congratulations and please overcome the hardships and tribulations.

Anthony
2001.10.21

3) Dominic

(1170 - 1221, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers [Dominicans])

"Upon hearing the Principle, I realize my own wretched and disappointing form." God created man and he waited with hope and expectations for humanity, but we turned our backs on God's will. However, God came to us as our Parent. People have thought that throughout the long passage of time they have shaped history, while all the while they lived tormenting their Parent's heart. Through this realization, I've come to understand the level of God's heart, while he has waited and watched people at this tail end of history. As I've studied God's history of his providence of restoration, it seems the same as a situation in which someone founded a country, and then some false owner came by and stole that nation, ruled it as he pleased, and called it his own. Would the original founder just stand and watch? Would he try and get his country back? To put my feelings and reflections on my education of the Principle into one phrase, I have no choice but to conclude that the history of humanity has been too gruesome. Because they did not know the ruth of history, many religious people spent their lives by throwing away all earthly pleasures and tried only to live their lives devoutly in service to God. Why was this truth kept so far away, until a false history, false Parent, and false lineage already were formed? God sent Reverend Moon to the earth in this Completed Testament age in order to clean up this pathetic history, and I feel that the people on earth are truly glorious and blessed. But how then will the spirits in this place, whose fates and futures are different from the earth, be compensated, especially those who lived alone in their ascetic lives? After studying the Principle, I feel as if our situation is so miserable and desperate. The fact that we did not know God's original will, and the fact that we could hardly receive the benefit of this age, is to us a most cruel and desperate situation. Reverend Moon, Completed Testament Parent of humanity, how shall we manage our lives? Even if you comforted us saying, "You cannot receive the benefits of this age, so what would you like to do?" I could not accept it! How earnest must my heart for God have been to choose the life of a monk? Why, God, as the Parent of all people, do you make us suffer so? My life of asceticism was not an easy life. But because of my desire to stand in a position of absolute obedience under the one and only God, I cut off from all earthly things and chose the path of a monk, believing that in such a life would be my reward. In today's world, people have a family and follow all the physical desires that they wish, while at the same time leading a life of faith. Monks, however, cut off from all physical things and devote themselves to a lifestyle of purity, devotion and holy worship. So imagine how wretched it is to discover that that lifestyle was in vain?! To the monks, there is no fourposition foundation. Without an object, how can there be a fourposition foundation? True Parents of all people, Reverend Sun Myung Moon, what will you do with us monks and nuns? The ideal of Heaven is in the perfection of a family, so what are we to do? I don't want to be treated liberally, nor do I want you to be generous. Based on the standard of the Principle, what will you do? God, despite being an almighty Parent, did you let us go down such a wrong path? I will go confront the people who originated the destruction of humanity, Lucifer, Eve, Adam and others. I will confront them and ask them if they can take responsibility for our lives. It is so depressing, so regrettable. I cannot bear it. There is no way that we cannot envy for all time, the people on earth today, who are blessed to be in the posi tion to receive the Messiah's grace. Reverend Moon! There is no reason for you to know who Dominic is. I am a sinner who encouraged all people to live ascetic lives only. And reading the Principle, I've realized that that's not even the whole of what I've done. It's so depressing and miserable. It would be better if the Unification Principle were just one big lie. Hearing about the Parallel Periods of Providential History drives me insane. Who can truly understand this pain I feel? In the course of hearing the Unification Principle, I gave no small amount of effort to find parts of it that were false. All my effort was in vain. Messiah of all people, Reverend Moon, True Parents, what should we do? Please ease our hearts of this misery and frustration that we feel, and provide us a way. To put my reflection into one phrase, I am miserable, irritated and depressed. That is all.

Dominic
2001.10.23

4) Henry VIII

(1491 - 1547, King of England from 22 April, 1509, founder of the Anglican Church)

"Lord, whatever you command, I will assist you here." I have come to realize the resentment of the God of history who, after creating human brings, was throughout the long years of history betrayed and rejected as he stayed in the position of our Parent. I first would like to talk about my motive for listening to the Principle. According to the news of the populace here, there was a new type of human teaching being taught at the Unification Principle Seminar Education Room, and people visit that place often. They didn't know what type of education it was, but they said that some people who went there would come back with few words to say, some would weep loudly, and some would tell of strange experiences. It was truly a mysterious teaching. Henry VIII is not the type of personto be disturbed by such news, but one day an advertisement went up asking for people. My name was on it. After confirming that my name was on a list of people who contributed to the history of developing Christianity, I became very interested, and so I came to participate in this education. After hearing the Principle though, there was nothing I could say except for the words, "I'm incredibly sorry." You have no idea how embarrassed I am now for being caught up in my own pride, hypocrisy and appearance, not really caring about the lectures, while the lecturer gave his whole body and soul into speaking about the direction of history and the new way humankind must go. For me, expressing the while Principle in just a few words is incredibly difficult. If I could become a king like before, ever in this place, I would make all my citizens, by force if necessary, listen to the Unification Principle. I want to make all people, without exception, listen systematically to the Unification Principle. Until now, history has been wrong, so where is there a teaching that presents the new direction humanity must go as well as the Unification Principle? The thing that most upsets my heart is how sad a position God is in. God has suffered too much for humankind. Now we who have become renewed by listening to the Unification Principle must attend God as the True Parent of all humanity. The human ancestors started off on the wrong foot, but if we as God's children mend our ways and return to our Parent, can we not then attend Him with even greater devotion? From the position of the first uman beings, Adam and Eve, who passed down the sinful lineage from generation to generation, will have to apologize publicly in front of God and all people. How gruesome the pain God and all humanity had to endure because they deviated from the most fundamental standard of universal law! Reverend Moon came as the True Father of humankind. But how did he, in that position, endure the many sufferings that blew his way at every crisis in history, in order to cleanse the original blood lineage and sinful history? And though the people on earth are so blessed by this period, how will you cleanse the original sin of all the people here? God sent Reverend Moon to solve these of historic problems, but how troublesome to him it must be to deal with all the accumulated and stored baggage of history. It would be nice if all the many troubles could be divided mong certain people. Reverend Moon! True Parents of all people! How much did you struggle to overcome the crisis of the cross, as the Messiah of humanity? What can I do and how can I help? How can I comfort the course of indemnity you took to ascend to the position of the True Parents of all people and take the responsibility of God? We believe that knowing the Unification Principle can break down all the barriers of culture, race and denomination, and we pray that you can open a way for all people without exception to hear the Unification Principle. Please tell us what we must do here to assist you, and we will give our best. You have worked so hard, and I am grateful. Henry VIII will discard all his appearance of pride, and I pray that you can spread the exposition of the Principle far and wide. Thank you.

Henry VIII
2001.10.23

5) Roger Williams

(c. 1604 - 1683, representative of the Baptist churches, champion of religious toleration)

"I will prepare diligently for the Blessing." I never forgot, even for a moment, to think of how I could attend the ability, authority, love and wisdom of God in a clean and pure manner. However, hearing the Principle in this place, I have recognized that the teachings if the Baptist churches are nothing but the basic things you teach kindergarten students. What is sin? The standard for deciding the root of sin is different in the Baptist Church and Unification Principle teachings. Can the root of sin really be so logically and systematically revealed? The fact that this Unification Principle exists in front of us can only mean that there is a new Gospel for all humanity. The Principle is very impressive, and when I view it as a religious man, I have no choice but to confess honestly that the preaching of the Baptist Church is the fruit of a foolish and ignorant movement. However, what I received at that time, through my experiences, was to serve the utmost power of God. There was no other method. I had no choice but to be ignorant. I came to realize clearly through the Principle that baptism gives me no special grace of forgiveness from sin. Now my heart feels very sinful and confused. There was no special theory of Roger Williams that was worth teaching to the people of faith at that time. I did not even begin to imagine that God is the Parent of human ity. How could I dare imagine the absolute God as a Parent? Because the God I have now experienced is so absolute and unique, if I just imagined that thought I would feel like a sinner. If the absolute God is the Parent of all people, then how blessed we people are. God is the Parent of humanity, and Reverend Moon is the true Parent of humanity as well as the Messiah who will save humankind. Please grant your fortune on the believers of the Baptist Church. As their representative, I feel no small consciousness of sin. Also the motivation of my heart from the start was to serve God, and I pray that you'll take that motivation into deep consideration. I also hope you will open the gateway to the Blessing for all people who have been baptized as adults. We all lived our lives with the hope and dream of living with and serving you in Heaven. Forgive me for telling them that they could go to Heaven through the Baptist ways. Now that I've learned that in order to get to the eternal Heaven one must cross the gateway of the Blessing, please grant us the chance to do that. Even if it's a person we had to meet a long time ago, if it seems good in God's and True Parents' eyes, hen please match us as partners again. We all earnestly desire this period we have been following the dream of being able to go to Heaven, where God dwells. God receive us. True Parents, receive us. Also, Roger Williams will call all the Baptists and make them listen to the Principle and hold seminars centered on Unification Thought, and form Principle study groups. I don't know if the Principle lectures here will help us, but I will find a way if there is one to be found. Please grant us fortune, and I wait for the day I can attend you, after I've prepared for the Blessing. Reverend Moon! True Parents of Humanity! Messiah of all people, the Second Coming of Christ! Please listen to my earnest request. First I will study the Principle steadily and explain the meaning of the Blessing, and second, I will accept the new truth and teach that the only way into the eternal Kingdom of Heaven is through the gate of the Blessing. And I will wait. Today I will gather the people and wait. I also express my respect and gratitude to Reverend Sun Myung Moon, victor of the providence of restoration.

Roger Williams
2001.10.24

6) Ignatius Loyola

(1491 or 1495 - 1556, founder of the Jesuits)

"To those who are on the earth! The invisible substantial world obviously exists." You can feel realistically when you study Divine Principle that there is no life that is not precious, not only in spirit world but on the earth. I came to imagine the precious life in reality. I bet that almost all the people don't know that they will go to the spirit world after they finish their life on the earth. Although people often say, "I will go to Heaven if I live nicely on the earth. But I will go hell if I live badly," they don't even know clearly that the eternal world like this exists. I was moved deeply as I studied about the invisible substantial world and visible substantial world. Before all else, I was surprised with the logical development of thought on those two worlds. Think deeply about the two worlds, the invisible substantial world and visible substantial world. We can understand almost completely about the visible substantial world, but I wondered if the invisible substantial world could really exist. People on the earth are living with complacent thoughts about how this a good age. Those who live on the earth should perfectly know the fact that the invisible substantial world exists and should think of their life on earth as precious. If you plant the seed in spring, you can harvest, but if you plant seeds in the fall, you cannot harvest and the seeds will die. I would obviously like to convey that you yourself determine your position in the invisible substantial world, by your level of life on the earth. Those who lived for others on earth can live with God in the eternal place, but those who lived selfishly will go to hell directly. It sounds cruel, but it is the heavenly way. It is said to be the heavenly rule. You are not to be told which way is the heavenly way, but must find it by yourself. The rules here are very cruel and fearful. They teach us here that God is the Parents of humankind. There is not even a bit of overstatement about the way of Heaven, though. This is the rule in Heaven. Everything in Divine Principle is truth. The heavenly way that is hid behind the history of humankind is being discovered one by one. Heavenly Father, you have stood with such pain through the long history. You are so generous to your children that you brought light upon all the secrets for them, but even you have no option of getting rid of the heavenly way. Even though his children keep going to hell endlessly and suffering pain there, God can do nothing for them because of the heavenly way. There is something we, the believers, must deeply think on in the stream of life. If parents have a healthy child and a child with illness, whom do they love more? The parents can't spend time comfortably until the child with the illness is cured.You must think over about the heart of God, who can do nothing for his writhing children who are shouting for help. He cannot liquidate the misery for them in the painful hell. Because these groaning people in hell are those who couldn't live nicely in the earth, how can he save them with no condition? It is our life on the earth that is serious and precious. There is obvious that there is an invisible substantial world. The time you live on the earth is the time in which you build your house in the spirit world, where you will live forever. It is too late to try to build your house here after you come here. Your house is being built while your body is on the earth, and that is the heavenly rule. A very surprising thing is happening, actually. If I had known clearly that there is the invisible substantial world, I could have built a house much better here. Following the stream of the age, I could get in touch with the Divine Principle here at last. It was very regretful that I came to know it after I came to the spirit world, but I made up my mind to accept this reality. I have something I seriously want to ask of you on the earth. The invisible substantial world exists just as obviously as the visible substantial world on the earth does. So please prepare thoroughly for the next world. Life on the earth lasts a moment, but life in the spirit world is eternal. Don't be silly and give away the eternal life in exchange for a shortterm life. I thank Reverend Moon, True Parents of humankind, Messiah, for lighting a precious truth like this. Divine Principle is the last Gospel of humankind. It is not enough even if I thank Him for that thousands of times.

Ignatius Loyola
2001. 10. 24

7) Francis Xavier

(1506 - 1552, "Apostle of the Indies" and "of Japan," an original member of the Jesuits)

"Why it is now that God brought to light the fact that he is the Parents of humankind?" Although life on the earth is externally short, people live with the feeling that it is long and even eternal. But this life for a short period is for the sake of preparing one's life in the eternal world. The life on the earth is the period of preparation. If there is not the life on the earth, we cannot decide our position in this eternal world. So how precious the life on the earth is! For my impression of studying Divine Principle, the introduction was very long, but I can't help feeling regret that I couldn't gain the benefit of the age on the earth. You should clearly realize the preciousness of life on the earth. If people on the earth now study Divine Principle, they will prepare the position where they live in the eternal world and know how to live here. There is nothing they should fear, for the Messiah who brought to light the Divine Principle for us is present on the earth. Humankind hasn't known the truth and heavenly secret for thousands of years. So we didn't know that we lived in a dark world, even though it was a dark world, and we didn't know our own status, our lineage, or the stream and direction of history. Now that it has become the age of the Completed Testament, the entire picture of the wrong history of humankind is illuminated. I think it is not easy for those who practiced a religious life to accept Divine Principle. That is because they lived in the wrong history without knowing the direction of life. Divine Principle is the truth that lights the secret of Heaven. We can do nothing but accept this truth, even though we try to deny and deny it. We can get life energy whenever we study Divine Principle. When I look at the figures of the lecturers here, I can see that the Messiah taught them and they attended the Messiah while they were alive. This is the reality. How lucky the twelve disciples of Jesus were for their following Him and learning his words on the earth! Aren't they the most lucky persons for living with Jesus during his 33year life? It is said that St. Paul completely changed his life after he met the resurrected Jesus, but how lucky the life of the lecturers who attended the Lord of Second Advent on the earth! I envy and envy them for their teaching excellent Divine Principle to many people, and I wonder what they did for God that allowed them to receive such a tremendous Blessing from God in one lifetime. Comparing my figure with that of the lecturers, how pitiful my figure is! I thought I also worked hard for God on the earth, but I'm sad that I could receive no Blessing from God. But I have no way but to accept my reality. The more I think about it, the more my heart aches. Heavenly Father! Why didn't you reveal that you are the Parents of humankind in my age? Why didn't you send the Lord of Second Advent, Reverend Moon, during my age? Heavenly Father, what is the fundamental reason you couldn't bring the Divine Principle to light for me in my age? There were many people who were attending you earnestly. It seems to me that Father is partial with children and I am mortified. I want cry and hit the earth hard with my fists. But I can do nothing but accept this reality. Reverend Moon came as the True Father, but my heart is very painful. Nonetheless I can't help approve and believe that Divine Principle is the truth. Reverend Moon, you came as Messiah for all the races. Please wait for us to be arranged as heartistic people.

Francis Xavier
2001. 10. 25

8) George Fox

(1624 - 1691, founder of the Society of Friends [Quakers])

"Please order me to do everything!" Divine Principle reforms people's minds. I had experience on several spiritual levels here of course and during my life on the earth. I dreamed a dream the day before I studied Divine Principle. In the dream a giant appeared and said "Follow me and study here. This is a factory that gives people new life," and disappeared. And the next day, a weird phenomenon took place. While I was listening to the Divine Principle lecture, a man in a picture in front came close to me little by little. Looking at it I realized that it was a picture of the giant whom I met in the dream. I was so surprised that I couldn't listen to the lecture. After a while, the giant went back into the picture. I felt weird, but I couldn't help but stay quiet as the lecture was going on. However, the lecturer stopped his lecture suddenly and said, "Please look at this picture. This man is Reverend Moon and he is the Parents of humankind, the Lord of Second Advent who came to save humankind, and Messiah. And he is still on the earth fighting for peace on earth right now despite his old age. He is over 80 years old. I think it is the time for us to think over our mission and decide the direction of our endeavors." I was surprised as his voice sounded loud as thunder to me. I couldn't believe how loud his voice was, and I turned pale with surprise. Is the giant who appeared to me last night truly the Messiah? Did he appear in order to lead me here? I wanted to report this mysterious experience to the people on earth. I'd like to tell them the spiritual experiences as it is, so it is very surprising that I can report my experiences to the people on the earth as I now am doing. I can see that the lady who reports this message to you must be working very hard because she is wrapping a bandage on her wrist. Very mysterious phenomena are occurring. "Reverend Moon! Did you come to my home? If so, how can I stand this glory? How can I express this mercy? If you tell me to do something, I will dare to do everything. I believe that you obviously have things to order me to do. I will follow the order, if you direct me." Reverend Moon! How can I stand surprising things such as this! As you said "If you study Divine Principle, you can be changed into a new person." I will calmly start with that. If you order another thing after that, I will follow the new order as well. Reverend Moon! True Parents of all the races! What a glory it is! Thank you!

George Fox
2001. 10. 25

Here is the record of questions and answers between George Fox and the reporter. George Fox: Are you sure you are an earthly woman? Reporter: Yes, I am. GF: Why do you wrap the bandage around your wrist? R: Because I have pain in my wrist. I don't feel pain with my wrist here. GF: Then you are surely an earthly woman. R: Yes, I am.

9) Philipp Jakob Spener

(1635 - 1705, founder of German Pietism)

"I will live by following Divine Principle." I insisted on many things about God. I insisted on only serving God and not any other gods, and that humankind must attend God with our all hearts. But I couldn't even imagine that God is the Parents of humankind. It is very surprising that God can be Parents of the entire human race. I thought the changes of the four seasons expresses God's love for humankind, and the incomparably beautiful things. Because God is the Parents of humankind, the seasons reflect the harmony of all things in the cosmos for the sake of his children, but I didn't know that. I couldn't understand why God loves the entire human race. Even though I knew I was not a messiah nor able to uncover the secrets of Heaven, I believed that my absolute faith in God was stronger than anyone else's. I realize that such thinking was arrogant in the extreme. How did Reverend Moon live for God and appear in the position to receive all the love of God? As he illuminated the truth of heavenly secrets and achieved the position of Parents of all humankind and Messiah, envying Reverend Moon means I am arrogant, doesn't it? But, honestly speaking, I envy him very much. He would think me pretentious if I say so. It seems that I must start anew by offering my confession honestly in front of Messiah, True Parents, my master, and washing away all of my arrogance and studying Divine Principle calmly in a position of modesty and arrange my personality by myself. It is said that the way of Divine Principle is one of truth, and the way of truth is one of recreation. I can't help wondering how my life could become as unreliable as this. Reverend Moon! True Parents! I will accept all that you tell us. And I make effort to change myself to the original man that God created. After analyzing Divine Principle part by part in detail, I will imprint it into my lifestyle. The Lord is the object of admiration, and I am the poorest, the most suffering, the saddest figure, so I made up my mind that the only thing I can do is to accept the new truth. Please understand me and have a prayerful heart for me, True Parents, and please wait for me. I thank you, thank you for giving me the chance to share my impressions with people. I pray that changes will come about through this opportunity. Thank you.

Philipp Jakob Spener
2001.10.26

10) Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzindorf

(17001760, founder of the Herrnbuter [Moravian Brethren])

"I would like to make best effort to construct Nation of God." By participating this seminar I was so deeply moved, impressed and stunned that I have to shout Divine Principle as I walk around on the earth and in spirit world. I have no way of expressing my shock. Reverend Moon, the True Parents and Messiah of all humankind, directed all of us to go to the earth. We don't have wings, but he gave us special glory so that we can fly like birds. But there is no place for us to settle down on the earth. Please believe and accept the founders of religions who are now in Heaven. A sad history has flowed down for a long time. Now is the time to make effort to construct God's nation by gathering powers both from the earth and from the spirit world. Please open up to our spiritual wave on the earth. It is not so easy for us to go to places where there are people who don't know Divine Principle nor that the history of Messiah has started, and to help those people. But if those who have the power of Holy Spirit construct the foundation and if those who know Divine Principle and are living on the earth help us actively, we will make our best effort in Heaven. Why can't we clear away the darkness on the earth while this excellent Gospel is poured upon humankind? Let's take the curtain away and let all humankind be humble and obedient in front of new words and new truth and I'd like to make my best effort to construct God's nation and a peaceful world. I don't know to whom and how my impression will be reported. My impression was that the seminar brought an experience of continuous emotion. Until now, most people didn't know how to attend God. They put Him far away as an object of conceptual belief, as an absolute God, and just watched. But now the fact that God is our Parents has come to light. It is the best present and Gospel, is it? If the Divine Principle, which is brought to light, is outrageous or improper, we can ignore the contention that God is humankind's Parents. This is literally Divine Principle (Unification Principle). If all humankind only studied Divine Principle, unification would truly happen. We could make a peaceful world and solve the problem of racial conflict and also sectarian conflict. The unification of the ideal and secular culture would occur. Let's accept it as it is, if you like it. Don't complain about Divine Principle or graft your individual prejudice into it. If it is determined to be true then let's accept it. My knowledge of theories, education, philosophies, views of God was belching loudly, but it was useless. I have completely surrendered and will accept everything, thinking of the founder's courage. I will accept with a wideopen mind. We can never compare Reverend Moon's courage, plan, thought and so forth with that of ourselves. Let us not be ones whom Reverend Moon sees with pity and let us not become shameful persons by centering on ourselves. He is just very neat. He is marvelously neat. Now the Gospel of humankind and new truth has saved us. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah for Reverend Moon, hurrah for the Messiah, hurrah! I will show my gratitude by bowing to him.

Count Zinzindorf
2001. 10. 29

The experience of Count Zinzindorf: I experienced my being bathed in colorful light with charming emotion, and my being surrounded by God's love.

11) William Booth

(1829 - 1912, founder and first General of the Salvation Army)

"Shock, shock..., but I can't attend the Lord right now." I would like to thank you for the honor of having me participate a meeting as great as this by the love of God. Many people wonder about this place, but one cannot participate here freely. I experienced heat; this place is full of God's love, God's warmth and lights. Before entering into the seminar room,a very bright light moved to the front and back like a tornado. And within a moment it had surrounded me. At that time, I could hear a strange voice from deep within my heart. "God's love is deep and wide. God's love unites all humankind. God's love is our Parents. Welcome, welcome." This voice spoke calmly from deep in my heart. Although I have not participated in seminars often, this place seemed strange. I looked around and found careful faces sitting or standing, preparing for the seminar. I was very nervous. The hot temperature was quietly settling in me. The lecturers invited us and guided us busily and earnestly. As the lecture started, the atmosphere of the room became dignified. But the lecture was very strange. The lecture taught me things I had never heard and the lecturer was very earnest. The themes of the lecture were new to me: the Principle of Creation, the theory of the fall, the consummation of history, the advent of the Messiah and the purpose for the Second Advent. What happened to me? The lecturers gave us serious lectures. And at the last, they explained Time Identity in the flow of history. They intended us to compare the present time with past cycles and to think about it on our own. There are differences between the number of ages in spirit world and on earth, and the method of calculating the ages is different. The lecturers are said to be great people. They attended the Lord on the earth, and I was blank with amazement because this unfamiliar theory is precious Gospel for humankind in the Completed Testament age. I could think of nothing. I pinched my hands and legs. This was real. This was obviously real. If so, I have no hope. I lost my precious time and became as if I had fallen off a cliff. This is very amazing. I have no way expressing my heart. What, then, was God's love as I experienced it before I studied Divine Principle? I wanted to rush to the earth, because these things are true and people on the earth are attending the Lord there. As I looked around, I found serious faces much more than comfortable faces. What should I do now? I have no measure by which to arrange my mind. I am shouting out that Reverend Moon is clearly Messiah of humankind with plenty of confidence, but how should those people who are not prepared accept a truth like this? And if this Gospel is the word of the Completed Tes tament, which is given to all people on the earth and in the spirit world, and is the new truth, then where should the believers in the spirit world go? They are in a defenseless state, with no standard of measurement when they suddenly meet an age like this. And how do the report of our impressions bring a good effect in this age? I am not saying that Divine Principle is wrong. But right now we are in pain. We, the faithful, made tremendous efforts to live as believers, and do we yet have to meet the new truth with hearts collapsed like this? My heart is too aching to do so. Reverend Moon! When you came as Messiah for all humankind, why couldn't you regard the hearts of pioneers? We didn't live worthless lives. We withstood all difficulties to live as believers. I believe that you also overcame thousands of difficulties and tribulations before you appeared as Savior of humankind, but I feel as if I am treated too unfairly to accept Divine Principle right now. I don't understand why God welcomed me. But if all of us must obey this truth, I will pray calmly, quietly and secretly. When I have a clear and humble spirit by sanctifying myself, I will attend the Lord. Please forgive me for my inability to attend the Lord right now. And please wait for me.

William Booth
2001. 10. 30

Here is the record of questions and answers between William Booth and the reporter. William Booth: Who are you and what are you doing? Reporter: I am reporting news from the spirit world to True Parents, by their order. WB: How can you report situations here? R: You should meet Dr. Sung Hun Lee.

12) Mary Baker Eddy

(1821 - 1910, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist)

"The questions about liquidating original sin and salvation are resolved." A person is born knowing nothing. People live fighting with hard hearts, shedding tears from birth. I lived on earth with the understanding that this was the general status of humankind, but my biggest anguish was the problem of original sin and salvation. I had a theory for how to liquidate orig inal sin and a view of salvation of my own, but it didn't answer these questions completely. But when I met Divine Principle, I saw that it clearly solves the question of how to liquidate original sin and bring salvation. I got perfectly correct answers from Divine Principle. I got it very clearly. I feel very good about the answer. It answers the choking problems clearly, but when I think of people on earth now living in vexation, I am filled with regret and even anger over how this sorrowful history grasped humankind and made us live in suffering. All of those who believe must agonize over this regrettable history. Moreover, if I had been born in their age, would I have become an ancestor who failed like Adam and Eve? What can I do? Even I am in the grasp of this regrettable history. What can I do? I don't care if Reverend Moon is the Messiah and True Parents or not. I thank him just for shedding light upon the most fundamental human problem. But of course Reverend Moon is the Messiah of humankind, Savior of humankind and True Parents of humankind, which is the most marvelous Gospel among Gospels, and Divine Principle is the truest of all truths. I accept it with huge gratitude. I believe that Reverend Moon will take responsibility to solve the problem of saving humankind, as he is the one who illuminated the fundamental root that liquidates all people's original sin. Reverend Moon! Please receive glory from all humankind and enjoy it. I thank you for your mercy. I will make my best effort to convey the Divine Principle through studying it in detail. I thank God for allowing me to participate in this seminar. I thank you, as I know that I have not wasted my life on the earth and in the spirit world. I express profound and deep respect to Reverend Moon, True Parents. Thank you.

Mary Baker Eddy
2001. 11. 1

13) Charles Taze Russell

(1852 - 1916, founder of the International Bible Students Association [Jehovah's Witnesses])

"I will throw out the concepts of the past and start anew." I felt as if I were being tortured after studying Divine Principle. I do not mean that someone inflicted pain upon me. Even without physical pain, my body and mind were in deep suffering, as if they were being hit by a fearful whip or were being given a cruel punishment. How could a theory like this exist? How is it that a truth arranged systematically and logically could be hidden behind history? Humankind has been suffering throughout history, not knowing which way to go. There have been myriad believers who struggled to live nicely. Why has the heavenly secret been brought out? For those living now, it is a very emotional and impressively clear Gospel, but there must be many people who feel it unfair. How should we settle on this, since we already knew the truth? Most of those who participated in the seminar or are sharing their impressions of the seminar are famous Christians. I am sure that they experience the same pain I am feeling. God gave us free will. Is that why God only watched as sects separated on many levels? God is the Parents of humankind and we are brothers and sisters under our Parents. How can we fight each other as we live here and there? How can we be proud of our religion alone and criticize other religions? Is this why we fight, because we don't know that God is our Parents? Reverend Moon, how would you arrange these thousands of religions? Are those who lived in the past supposed to go to Hell? Those who believed did not attend God or long for any rewards or punishments. But the differences in their opinions about how they knew the precious God made them separate into various sects and religions. One fundamental purpose of Divine Principle is to unify those sects. But why is the truth like this illuminated now? If you study Time Identity in the providence, God can do nothing but repeat the same thing when the central person changes. This is no problem for those who were born in the Completed Testament and have this providential blessing. But what can we who are crying with earnest hearts here do, as we couldn't get the Blessing? I think on it and think on it again, but I am very regretful and stunned. Divine Principle is systematic and well organized. It is planned so that it can guide people how to live. How amazing it is! Reverend Moon! Savior of humankind! Messiah of humankind! All the people must welcome him with loud praise and thank him. But I am suffering too much. He is too old to realize world peace, but we cannot help him nor have we such opportunity. What can I do? Lord, the Lord of Second Advent, I feel very painful. How can I relieve this painful heart? I will start anew by throwing out my concepts of the past. I think that this is a short cut. I definitely know that I should do so. I definitely know. But my past life is too disappointing. Please give me munificent forgiveness and love, and please be considerate of our remorseful lives. Can we manage the sins that we committed during the days we lived? I feel regret that there is no way to make compensation. I'm filled with regret and anger. Please help us so that our suffering minds can be cleared up. Please forgive us...

Charles Taze Russell
2001. 11. 1

14) Edward Herbert

(Lord Herbert of Cherbury, 1583 - 1648, philosopher, deist and poet, considered the forerunner of English Deism)

"I will make my best effort to convey Divine Principle and save ignorant humankind." God created all things and blessed humankind so that we can enjoy the beauty of all things and live happily. There is nothing in nature over which we cannot feel a sense of mystery. But humankind has just lived without gratitude toward nature. How arrogant we are! That is profanity toward God. Many scientists developed science, but what they created cannot be compared with the things God created. This is the truth that we cannot deny. The scientist today must surrender before God because of their ignorance. They must obey God and lower their heads. All humankind including scientists must thank God without condition. I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to convey my impression of Divine Principle. I want to thank deeply Reverend Moon that he shed light upon the fact that God is the Parents of humankind. I had thought, how can we say that God is our Parents so boldly? But the more I listen to the lectures on the various topics, the more the truth has become certain. Because God is the Parents of humankind, he prolonged providence as a result of the failures of central persons. He had to wait and wait as he appeared in the providence of time identity. If God is not the Parents of humankind, he could not have been so patient. We can answer all questions, such as those concerning the fall of the human ancestors in the Garden of Eden and the rise and fall of nations in history, if we take the viewpoint that God is Parents. If Reverend Moon had brought to light only that God is Parents of humankind, it would be supposed that he could liberate the lost by showing a certain way. Even for that, I thank Him from the bottom of my heart for revealing that God is the Parents of humankind. But he moreover brought out the truth that can unite humankind, so I was moved deeply. As God is the Parents of humankind, the children must be one centered on the Parents. As God is the one and only Parents, the truth must be one. But we have many sects. That is because the methods of attending God differ. So their thoughts must unite as one centering on Divine Principle, as it is the thought of the common Parents. This is exclusive news for humankind. We couldn't break down the walls between religions. That is because we couldn't discover the fundamental truth that formed the basis of all religions. Divine Principle illuminates the fundamental life of humankind, the salvation of spirits, and even life in the spirit world. This is the first truth that enlightened the visible world and the Heaven clearly. All believers and religious leaders! Please gather your thoughts as one. Your fundamental purpose is to attend God earnestly. So this standard of goodness is the same, no matter the religion. We should unite all the religions by discovering the points common to them all, and how they supplement each other, and engrafting them into Divine Principle. Let's construct a new unified world centering on God by attending God as Parents and being brothers and sisters under Him and by clearing up the sad history. And Reverend Moon is the savior of humankind and Messiah. Let's follow the orders of the Messiah correctly. There is no worry either on the earth or in spirit world. If we only follow the order of Messiah, all the problems will be solved. Is there any blessing greater than this? Reverend Moon! Thank you for your hard work. We will become one and attend the Messiah, and convey Divine Principle and make our best effort to save humankind. If we become one in spirit world, we can restore spirit world. There would be no problem if people on the earth only would prepare for their future life after death. I pray for Divine Principle to be conveyed both on the earth and in the spirit world as fast as possible. Thank you, True Parents of humankind, Reverend Moon. Please be healthy and live to a ripe old age.

Edward Herbert
2001. 11. 2

15) George Whitefield

(1714 - 1770, Methodist evangelist, a founder of modern revivalism)

"How much has God longed to appear before his children, both as the Parent of humankind and as the subject of truth?" Even after ransacking every chapter and verse in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, we couldn't come across any clarification as crystalclear as the Unification Principle. It is marvelous that this Principle has revealed the truth that man has urgently desired. One big problem remains, however. Christian believers may not be willing to believe in the truth of the Principle, because they find the teaching of the Principle appears to be contradictory to the Bible. Christian believers may find that the Principle seems so contradictory to the Bible that they can't accept it, but at the same time they will find the Principle so undoubtedly true that they cannot help believing it. And this dilemma will then cause them considerable mental anguish. I, George Whitefield, am no exception. Therefore, Whitefield feels the same as you. But Whitefield determined to embrace the Principle, especially as the truth of this Completed Testament Age. There's no problem if we recognize the independent value of each truth given in each of three ages, that is to say, the truth of the Old Testament Age, the truth of the New Testament Age, and the truth of the Completed Testament Age. In this way, we Christians can accept the Principle without causing any theoretical problems. This is truly a curious phenomenon: God loves man so much that he concealed the Gospel of supreme value and has just been waiting until the one person cho sen and prepared finally came to the earth. Without God's persistent waiting and love for humankind, he would have hoarded the Gospel of the Principle. The Principle is stunning to Whitefield. If God and man hadn't been in the relation of Parents and children, there would have been no way to convey this elaborately organized truth to us. Since God's creation of man and woman, God has just persevered over and over, unable to appear as the Parent of humankind and to reveal this noble truth. Whitefield cannot help viewing this as a curious phenomenon. How long was God enduring and waiting? Isn't it right that God must have longed to appear as soon as possible before humankind as their Parent and to reveal this new truth and guide humankind in the right direction? After such a long waiting period, God finally sent Reverend Sun Myung Moon to us, as the savior of humankind and the central figure of the Completed Testament Age. Thus, God's grace and blessing to us is great beyond description. Furthermore, in my view, the overall content of the Principle is an indispensable truth and the Gospel to those ignorant people in the spirit world as well as to all religious believers on the earth today. I, Whitefield, want to share the experience I had at a very young age. I felt so curious about the various expressions in the Bible. I read the Bible over and over, but I found it confusing and hard to understand. For a time, therefore, I didn't so much as peek at the Bible. After some time, I concluded that it might be impossible for us to know the whole secret of this unknown world. I began to study the Bible again, silencing the desire to know all of its mysteries and trying to forget my recurring doubts. But when I heard the Principle, I found that it disentangled and straightened out my confusion about the Bible. According to the Principle, the very beginning of history was spoiled, but the Bible didn't exactly clarify the details of this fundamental problem of the human ancestors. This is why any reader fails to grasp the real meaning of the Bible and hence finds it incoherent. This is my conclusion. Today, Christians without exception cannot avoid severe mental anguish resulting from the abstruse expressions in the Bible combined with their confinement within obstinate faiths. But the Principle is rightly named the Principle. It provides us a clear explanation of the mystical expres sions in the Bible. My Lord,God,how much travail you have had for such a long time! And Reverend Sun Myung Moon, I feel deeply thankful for the painful effort you have made until you established the Principle. In my humble opinion, it will be very difficult to convey this Principle to many Christians. Please see to it that we can help in this. We are well aware of the fact that you, as the Messiah of humankind, have to endure humiliation before humanity as well. Until the moment of ascending to the throne of victory and glory, may Reverend Moon keep his health and be blessed with glory for a long, long time.

George Whitefield
11. 2. 2001

16) William Tennent, Sr.

(1673 - 1745, founder of the Log College, a precursor of Princeton University, a leader of the Great Awakening)

"I am confident that we can transcend all kinds of barriers, such as religion, thought, culture and race." I find it hard to say in a word how I feel about the Principle, because it is so great and beyond my ability to describe it. If the whole academic world adopts the Principle first to renovate the corrupted and aimless education, we will not have to worry about young people any longer. Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the contributor to and founder of world peace, the teacher, Messiah, and savior of the entirety of humanity. I am definitely confident that the Principle can transcend all barriers in religion, thought, culture, race and so on. It is a truly wonderful teaching. I think this truth is the greatest of all. The lack of this truth caused all sorts of problems in our religious faith and life. And the lack of this truth, in order words, the lack of a clear view on the purpose of life, also caused all kinds of strife between races and religions. The Principle, in my view, is the universal truth that can absorb and embrace everything. I believe the Principle was not discovered through the intellect of a certain individual. I believe it clearly is a revelation from God. No one can deny it. When this Principle is firmly established in the hearts of young people today, it will even more facilitate the movement for world peace. What is crucial here is our attitude of accepting this truth either in Heaven or on the earth. There are two ways: will we affirm the truth, or deny the truth out of our intellectual arrogance or obstinacy? We need to give more serious thought to this matter. God has desired that we love each other. And all human beings are brothers and sisters centering on God. At this point, let us think logically. What is our duty, particularly as brothers and sisters centering upon God? It is to tolerate, humbly respect, understand and accept each other. All people were created to live for the sake of others and help each other without selfishness. Due to the original sin that the human ancestors, Adam and Eve, bequeathed to their descendants, we have had a painful life so far and we are living in that miserable condition at this moment as well. But if we try to reach the logical and reasonable truth only by distinguishing between right and wrong, there is no way for us to be united as one. The Unification Principle is, in a literal sense, the truth to unify everything into one. Now God has given us the new Gospel to guide human life in the right direction. My earnest desire is that the entirety of humanity should become united on the basis of this Gospel of God.And Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the one who came to the earth with this new Gospel in this Completed Testament Age, so the entirety of humanity needs to welcome and serve Reverend Moon as the Messiah. In receiving the Messiah of humankind, people living on the earth may have an advantage over people in the spirit world. The Savior Messiah is the True Parent both on earth and in spirit world, and thus it is proper for everyone living in either world to receive the Messiah. People living in the spirit world, in particular, need to conform to the Unification Principle and wait for the Messiah to come. We all offer our sincere thanks to those who are working hard to teach the Unification Principle here. My earnest desire is that the Unification Principle will be applied to the education of young people as soon as possible. Reverend Sun Myung Moon! I offer many thanks to you and I appreciate what you have done. We welcome Reverend Moon as the Messiah of humankind and offer our congratulations. I pray that the whole world will advance forward to the one nation that God desires. Countless people in the spirit world can't escape the difficulties caused by the conflict of various thoughts, but their course of life is now definitely defined and they thus only have to move forward. The way of truth is sure to gain the final victory. Thank you very much.

William Tennent
11. 3. 2001

17) George Williams

(1821 - 1905, founder of the Young Men's Christian Association [Y.M.C.A.]

"The theory of the Dispensation for Salvation is lucid and crystal clear." George Williams thought that an irrecoverable distance separates God and man from each other. By contrast, the lectures on the Unification Principle here elucidated the fact that God is the Parent of humankind, and Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the Savior and Messiah of humankind, the one who discovered the new Gospel. Even though many parts of the Unification Principle were quite unfamiliar to me, the theory of the Dispensation for Salvation was crystalclear. So far our views on salvation have been too abstract. On the other hand, the Unification Principle first clarified what the original sin is and then presented the theory of salvation, concrete and clear in its course and aim. I feel confident that it is absolute and not just an abstract idea. Our hope that we would serve God and somehow finally enter the Kingdom of Heaven was nothing other than a daydream floating in a mystical world. The Unification Principle, however, clearly defines what salvation is, on philosophical and theological grounds. It is so amazing. Every bit of the Unification Principle is systematic and logical. A rumor says that anyone who participated in this seminar would be bound by a strange magic, but that is totally groundless and false. I am one who has attended the lectures on the Unification Principle and I announce that the rumor is false. Most people who participated in this seminar were bewildered at first and then dazzled by the rather strange ideas. Listening to those lectures, George Williams felt the urge to launch a new campaign for the Unification Principle here in spirit world. My own idea for that campaign is to make placards covering each theme of the Unifica tion Principle. Since people may not know the root of the Unification Principle, a single peek at those themes will be effective enough to arouse their desire to know the Principle more. When does the Messiah come? Where does the Messiah come? Who is the Messiah? Can we meet the Messiah? Many people are sure to show interest in those placards containing such expressions. All I need to do is to carry them. Then, if they are invited to this seminar on the Principle, they are sure to be regenerated into a new type of person. This is one method of general witnessing, and furthermore, this is one effective way to make the Unification Principle more accessible to a great number of people. Of course, we can think of other ways. Another way is to form research groups to study each theme of the Unification Principle. That will enable us to obtain indepth understanding of the Principle, by exchanging opinions and holding discussions. For example, on the theme of "Give and Take Action," each of us can give a lecture and present a paper in his or her own way. That will produce a good deal of interesting research on the Unification Principle. How beneficial it is that the Unification Principle contains a detailed and precise account of life after death, which has been a source of human anguish from time immemorial? Men and women living on the earth are allowed to have the benefit of providential favors and blessings. Thus, I hope those on earth will take good advantage of this opportunity and obtain deeper awareness of the salvation now available. I also hope that they will learn and increasingly practice the Principle and prepare themselves for eternal life after death. Though Reverend Sun Myung Moon is on the earth, we are greatly pleased with the hope and expectation to receive him in the spirit world. And God suffered indescribable hardships in sending Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the Savior and Messiah, to humankind. Now, may God be comforted and glorified! Reverend Sun Myung Moon, I appreciate what you have done. I offer my sincere thanks. May you forget every tribulation you have suffered on the way toward achieving victory as the True Parents of humankind and now may you just receive all the glory. The one who listens to the Unification Principle even one time will necessarily be changed into a new person. Just wait for this without anxiety.

George Williams
11. 3. 2001

18) John Smyth

(c. 1554 - 1612, reputed founder of the General Baptists)

"Did Smyth lead such a meaningless life?" I don't know what to say first. The Unification Principle contains so many stunning facts. I feel quite agitated by hearing such deeply moving education. My mind is all mixed up and I don't know how to express this state of disorder. I, Smyth, thought that I had never once in my entire life been negligent in serving and attending God. When I heard about the Unification Principle, however, I came to realize that Smyth had been so disconnected from God in his life of faith. I feel so ashamed and regretful. I am seized with various thoughts and depressed. All of a sudden, the pain of penitence overwhelms me over having had such a wrong idea of God. I am tormented with remorse.We have been totally ignorant of God. The Unification Principle is certainly a new truth and a new Gospel, but then what was the Bible teaching us until now? Even if we admit that we were not able to receive the benefit of the providence of this age, were we that ignorant that our life of faith in our own age was utterly unrelated to the new truth and Gospel of this Completed Testament Age? I heard that God is the Parent of humankind, but it made me somewhat sorry to think that God's love to us had been partial. How much did we endeavor to live a true life? How much did we endeavor to serve God? We strived to serve God with our whole body and heart, but after all is said and done was it in vain? Did Smyth lead such a meaningless life? God desires that man be regenerated by conforming to the new truth of the Unification Principle. What reward or punishment will God give to the countless people responsible for each religious denomination in the spirit world? I really want to know whether they really can't receive any of God's favor. This regretful feeling lurking in my heart makes Smyth sad continuously. I am definitely confident that the Unification Principle today is a new Gospel and a revelation of God to humankind. This makes Smyth even more painful. The entirety of humanity must be clearly aware of their life after death and prepare themselves. The Parent of humankind, Reverend Sun Myung Moon, how many hardships did you suffer until you found this truth of God, and until you achieved the final victory on the bloody battlefield? Reverend Sun Myung Moon, I pay my great homage and thanks to you. I feel bitter regret about my past religious life. I feel even more sorrowful because my religious life was based on a merely superficial understanding of God. From now on, I will take a proper view of God and faith and then attempt to reestablish my life on that basis. The Unification Principle is definitely the truth of the Completed Testament Age. However, as a person responsible for a religious body, I misguided countless people by a mistaken view of life after death. How can I be responsible for the spirits of those people? I'd rather defend myself by saying that it was inevitable in those times when the new truth was absolutely inaccessible to us. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, just tolerate and embrace everyone with your magnanimous heart! Our original intention was to serve God well, but to our grief, our life and ignorance resulted in offending the will of God. I pray that God will forgive everything. I always feel grateful for this new truth and for God's grace that permits us to know the Savior, Messiah of humankind before anyone else. Please tolerate all religious believers here in the spirit world and permit us to know how to give positive support to God's providence. And please allow us to receive the Blessing. I really want to receive the Blessing, even if it sounds like an immoderate desire. I express my heartfelt thanks.

John Smyth
11. 4. 2001

19) Barton Stone

(1772 - 1844, founder of the "Stonites," or "Christians")

"You have the special right to order men on earth and in spirit world freely." It is strange thing to have a man in the spirit world report his impressions to earthly men. Most of those who studied Divine Principle say that it is an amazing heavenly secret. They say that it is too amazing that they can't believe it. The lecturers struggled to make us understand the seminar. To report our impression of the seminar is not Dr. Sang Hun Lee's request but that of the True Parents of humankind, Messiah, Savior. The lecturers explained that this is the period for us to make earthly men understand Divine Principle and proclaim in detail that True Parents, Messiah, has appeared. And also they explained that by the order of God and Reverend Moon, we were reporting our impression to the earth. And God and True Parents, Reverend Moon, specifically ordered the lady clairvoyant to report our message to the earth. God raised this lady for a long time. So please believe her. And I think this is the first and last time in history for a thing like this. To proclaim the Messiah while he, Reverend Moon, is alive on the earth is worthy of celebration. So those who are selected here will remain in history. And please remember that this is a very glorious place. If one doesn't like being on the list participating this ceremony, one can refuse it. If anyone has another opinion on this, please tell me. And please make sure who you are before you start reporting, and call this reporter "samonim." "Samonim" is just a title. Somebody asked Dr. Sang Hun Lee if it is her name, but he explained that samonim is not a name but is what earthly men call her. Someone asked again then if it is her title, but Dr. Lee said that he would explain it later. He asked us to remember the order of reporting and be prepared for this busy ceremony. Everything was weird and I could not understand it. But after a long time of explanation by Dr. Lee and study of the analysis of Divine Principle, I agreed to report here. He is a very good man. I told him that he is a very good man, and he replied that Divine Principle made him reticent and changed him in various ways. And he told me that various Christians would respect me and that I have been respected for a long time, and he asked me to gain deep understanding of the Divine Principle and study it. I thought about whether Divine Principle is truth or not for a good length of time during the lecture. I asked Dr. Lee about the points I could not understand and I read carefully again and again and had conversation with Dr. Lee several times. That gave me pretty good help. I don't know why, but I felt happy and hope came to my mind and I was filled with courage. According to Dr. Lee, this was the life element from God. Divine Principle is very profound in many parts. By understanding Divine Principle, I always felt happiness and I felt that it was mine. Then I wondered if something other than Divine Principle had been surrounding me until now. Anyway I want to express my gratitude. If he didn't have any interest in me or care for me, I couldn't have been moved like this. I thank Dr. Lee who led me like this with such kindness. I have no doubt that Divine Principle is the new truth, even though I couldn't digest the entirety of it completely. And Reverend Moon is naturally Messiah, Savior and True Parents of all the human race, and he has a special right to order men on earth and in spirit world freely. Who can order spirit men to do something like this? If someone orders something up here, no one follows the order. It is clear that he is Messiah by seeing this effect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for discovering the new truth.

Barton Stone
2001. 11. 4

20) A. J. Tomlinson

(founder of the Church of God)

"I know that God is the Parent of humankind." God was the highest happiness, hope and light for my lifetime. I thought that I have never lived a life without thinking of God. One day when I was about 20 years old, I was walking down a field path alone. Suddenly beautiful singing came from somewhere, with a voice that said, "You ought to follow me." I couldn't see anything; I just heard the voice. So I couldn't know who was talking to me. When I looked around to discover, again I heard, "You ought to follow God." And I heard beautiful singing. After that in my life, I tried to keep the voice fresh in my mind. Although I had been told to follow God, I couldn't figureout how to do so. At that time I felt God was with me all the time. As I got older, I couldn't do anything but think of God.About ten years after hearing the voice, God told me, "Follow me," and told me to go to the top of the mountain to build a church there. But I wasn't able to do what he said to me because of various personal circumstances. Though I couldn't obey his words immediately, I built God's church a few years later. Now that I've summarized my past experiences, it is time to share my impression of the Unification Principle. Other than that, I have conversed with God several times. But then, the most impressive part of the lectures is the fact that God is the Parent of humankind. This is truly an amazing fact. I am not sure why the God who appeared to me didn't reveal it to me. It seems that I was so unfilial before God. For all of the reality of that truth, I wasn't able to attend God as my Parents even once. Indeed I've never considered Him as my Parents. How sorrowful God must have been! Reverend Moon ascertained that God is the Parents of humankind, and he attends God as his Parents. He even considers deeply God's situation and heart. He has discovered all the secrets about Parents, God. Therefore he should be in the highest position as a Son of God. How much is God waiting for peace? True Parents, who have saved God's children from Satan's net inside wars, poverty and diseases, thank you for your sincere works for us! You are the Messiah of all humankind, our savior of the world. I regret that I couldn't even be near him, despite all I have experienced of God. God prepared comprehensively to light the way for humankind. He prepared Messiah for humankind and unification Principle. As the time has come, he sent Messiah to the people and undid the bundles of truth one at a time. Reverend Moon is truly the Messiah for humankind, our savior of the world. And Divine Principle is the book all humankind must read. Now the way of peace, hope and happiness for humankind is wide open. I am thankful to True Parents for showing the way to us. I was stunned many times while I was listening on to Unification Principle. I confirmed several times the fact that God and Reverend Moon are practically of one mind. I witnessed the bright light from God rolling around Reverend Moon's portrait and the light finally was mixed with the portrait. Even though it might have been a spiritual experience, I do believe in it. I have no choice but to believe it since it was an event that I have personally experienced. Reverend Moon you have done so much for us, thank you very much. And please judge us and liquidate what you need to. I understand True Parents has to take a responsibility to lead humankind on the way of truth, since True Parents is the savior of the world. And I also understand that it is a tough course to fulfill. Isn't there anything we can do for you? I do believe all the content of Divine Principle. Please give me the opportunity to work with the Messiah of humankind. Thank you very much.

A. J. Tomlinson
2001.11.4

21) Cowman

(representative of the Holiness Church)

"Unification Principle is a fresh welcome rain for our dry throats." I think Reverend Moon gave a great gift to humankind. There has rarely been such a leader, who could give the knowledge of the word definitely and teach us about the eternal way of life clearly. He taught true goodness and leads us to the kingdom of Heaven attending God, not only us but also all humankind. Most religious leaders led abstractly based on a direction for all humankind and were not able to develop it clearly. And yet Reverend Moon showed humankind a clear direction for life and he gave us clear material to follow. Where could we find such a great leader? It would be still fine even though he is neither Messiah nor true Parent. He could be just a great teacher. How thankful we are that he is the True Parent and savior! I think we have to be unconditionally grateful for his being and Unification Principle. I, Cowman, accept the Unification Principle unconditionally and give thanks for it. I pledge to accept the new truth with a new heart. Haven't we been thirsty for the right direction of our life? I think this truth that came to us now is a fresh welcome rain for the people who have been thirsty for the truth. We are the people who have taken great pains to look for the right way of a life of faith. But we didn't notice the right direction nor have clear view on God. But now everything is clear. God created the human ancestors, who are Parents of humankind. Everything is disclosed here, such as Adam and Lucifer's fallen lineage that started in the Garden of Eden, the direction of human life and the wrongly flowing history. We might think at this moment that we have already figured out about the proper way of living a faithful life. But we should abandon such ideas without letting them linger in our mind. Let's start again from the beginning. And now I think we have to transmit the Unification Principle with the attitude we had when we founded our religious association as the responsible person. I myself will start to do so. And Reverend Moon our Messiah, Second Coming, will be here someday. Let's prepare for that time. I, Cowman am willing to concentrate on the propagation of Unification Principle. I think we need actions more than words. I truly appreciate everything that came from the Completed Testament era.

Cowman
2001.11.7

22) Joseph Smith

(1805 - 1844, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

Ever since God created humankind, there was no way to decipher God's love and expectation for humankind. God wanted to give us more and more, even after he had given all things to us. God lost his children, who could have dwelled in his love for all, as his love is reflected in all things. How terrible his heart was in that situation! I listened carefully to Divine Principle lectures. Who else in the world could ever figure out God's circumstances as deeply as he did? Reverend Moon noticed God's suffering, which had been hidden beyond history. Though he has a an advantage in doing so as a chosen messenger from God, it is still an amazing truth. Divine Principle is Completed Testament truth. In it is included all the content about absolute direction and guidance for humankind. Supposedly, God had to disclose the truth throughout history, and Reverend Moon dug out one of the biggest parts all at once. All the pain and suffering that God had hidden came into view as clear as daylight. How sorrowful has God's heart been? he must have endured great pain without saying a word. Both Divine Principle and the way of attending God are precious. Now we came to understand the absolute truth and God's original will. Reverend Moon! I, Joseph Smith, confess as follows. I realize how precious the Unification Principle is. And from now on, I absolutely admit to study Unification Principle and to try my best to witness to other people. But I would like to say a few words as the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are in a severe sorrow. I am the founder of the church, but I feel painful about not being able to receive the benefit of the times. Someday, True Parents will come to organize the Heavenly kingdom according to the law of spirit world. Could you consider us then? The way we attend God and our level of heart are far from your standard, but we pursue goodness in the same way as other religions do. I would like to ask a favor of you. If you give them a special favor based upon a certain condition, Joseph Smith will set the condition no matter how tough it is. Thank you very much for giving me a chance to write a message to the Messiah, savior, True Parent and great teacher. Thank you for your hard work. Please extend your grace to consider us.

Joseph Smith
2001.11.7

23) Brigham Young

(1801 - 1877, successor to Joseph Smith as leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

Unification Principle is great truth that shows humankind the right direction to go. And it disclosed to humankind another side of the world that remained covered. I think denominationalism arose out of the different levels occupied by all the religions founders, without exception, who prayed and devoted their lives to serve God sincerely. God is only one, but the ways people and religions serve Him differ. That would be the reason for denominationalism. But as I learned Unification Principle, I discovered that ultimately God is only one under all the religions, even though there are many religions. No matter what the religion is, they pursue true goodness and love without a single exception. There could be no religion that teaches its people to live badly. And there could be no religion that teaches not to love, but to hate each other. Now, I think that God, who is love itself, has been waiting for some time, pacifying his children and listening to their prayers and wishes. And I think he has been waiting patiently, expecting that we, his children, would know as the time comes. Who would ever be aware that the ups and downs of history arose because of our ancestors? It would be a riddle that no one ever even presumed to know anything about. The miserable knot of history is now untied. We have discovered the clue to resolve the tangle of history. So the clues for all the historical complications will be found naturally. God has been waiting for this time by exposing Himself to snow, rain and strong storms until now. Meanwhile God, the Parents of humankind, has been nervous and broken in heart, as if he were all but dead. This is the time for our beloved brothers and sisters to offer all the precious jewels that we have been holding for our Parents, God. And let us pray that God, who has been waiting and longing for his children for a long time, reshapes the precious jewels within his warm bosom by melting them into his melting furnace of love. To make it real, let's kneel upon our knees before God, our Parents. And leave all our right and wrong to God, laid upon our Parents' breast. The footprints we set down in our life will be the evidence granting us qualification to be God's son or daughter, since he is our Parent. Everything from us will be the greatest work after God melts it through his love. Then he will return it to us. Reverend Moon! This is my genuine confession to you. What is the use of me worrying about something of you have already shown us every nook and cranny? I will pass over the past, consoling myself that I joined God's world and that I will start anew. I am sure that the unification movement can resolve the problems coming from many fields by transcending religion, race, ideology and philosophy. I will try my best to delete all the wrong ideas of the past and to be born again centering on new truth. Messiah for humankind, savior and True Parents for humankind, may he receive honor from all the people in the world.

Brigham Young
2001.11.8

24) William Miller

(1782 - 1849, founder of the Adventist churches)

"True Parents, please show special concern for the believers of the SeventhDay Adventist Church!" The course that humankind has been walking thus far has not followed the direction that God wished. Humankind should go back to the beginning and restart. So many religious people have tried to live in service and devotion to God. But it seems to me that there are only a few prophets who truly taught us the flow of history and the right way to serve God. The reason that we are sincere with our life is because we all without exception are struggling to find a new direction in life. We attempt to find new life models since most men and women are not satisfied with their life. In the meantime, the Unification Principle is disclosing a new direction for life in all respects. It shows not only the direction of history and a model of new life but also eternal matters concerning the world after death. God created humankind and granted them life in a happy, joyful, hopeful and peaceful Garden so that they could live joyfully. It would be impossible for God to grant humankind such a great consideration were he is not the Parent of humankind. He created a world that humankind could not understand at all simply out of his unconditional love. We are unable to realize that God is our Parents while viewing his profound creation. This ignorance brought forth the sin. As I learned the Unification Principle, I came to view the universe in the proper way. I can see his ideas and ways from the right angle of vision. I do not see them through a glass darkly but they seem to be very bright and beautiful. It seems that all natural entities are objects of hope and pure desire. I can see that my view of nature has changed. William Miller is a precursor of the Seventhday Adventist Church. Basically my range of ideas concerning God's Sabbath and God were very limited. God created all things on several levels in order to love humankind and yet we hardly realize that his love dwells in what he has created. Then how can God, humankind and nature can take a Sabbath? I don't have regret or feel mortified over the past. According to the flow and the providential direction of this contemporary time, I cannot get the benefits of the time no matter how much I try my best to serve God, since the time in which I was born was not a favorable time for that. I consider my ideas on the world and my values were good enough for that time. If I didn't set even that condition, I would have wandered and become more confused. And I would not have been able to come to know about the Unification Principle. I am truly grateful now and even was before. Reverend Moon came to us as a Messiah in the Completed Testament era. So everything will settled down as we meet him and serve and attend God in accordance with his teaching. We were able to meet the Messiah at this time because our life wasn't wrong in the past, right? But as I view my idea of God on the basis of the truth of the Completed Testament era, I cannot deny that my prestige and dignity as a founder is disgraceful. However, just as God gave a favor to Reverend Moon, isn't it true that I am in the time to get a favor from Him now? All the brothers and sisters in our church were in Sabbath centering on God, so I am sure to be given the favor from God. So please keep the Sabbath continuously in order to receive new truth and to meet Messiah. And the obscure beliefs of the past should be changed centering on the Unification Principle as we welcome the Completed Testament era. So we should study the Unification Principle more actively and put it into practice in our life. Let us join this unification movement with active and positive thinking. Reverend Moon, humankind's Messiah, Second Coming! Please consider and care especially for the believers of our church. Not only me, a founder of the SeventhDay Adventist Church, but also all the religious founders must have established their church to serve God for their life. Parent of humankind! I believe that you, True Parent, can take responsibility for the direction of life for humankind and even for the soul after death. I am grateful for the Unification Principle, so I offer a bow before it. Thank you for your hard work.

William Miller
2001.11.11

25) Karl Rahner

(1904 - 1984, Roman Catholic theologian, representative of Vatican II)

"Unification Principle is the Bible of the Completed Testament era." The theologians of the Old Testament era and even the New Testament era had difficulties discovering what God is like. God neither has a body nor can he be seen.Yet we shouldn't ignore Him because we cannot see Him. All true believers must have been in agony thinking about God at least once. That's why no one throughout history could ever explain about God. But the Unification Principle discloses God in detail very well. God is the Being in whom the dual characteristics of original internal nature and original external form are in harmony. God is manifested in masculinity and femininity and appears in masculinity. He created natures and humankind and exists as our Parents. And it is said that he wished his children to be fruitful, multiply and have dominion over the creation. Unification Principle cleansed the greatest anguish of believers. According to the Unification Principle, Reverend Moon is Messiah of humankind, savior and True Parent. I am truly grateful about this fact. Second Coming, Lord! Have all honor from humankind. Thank you. Thank you. You've worked so much. I had anguished about God, praying and thinking for many days and nights. But I couldn't find the answer. My conclusion then, was that it would be arrogant to try to figure Him out with my human brain. And I also concluded that I had to block out all the questions about Him, even though I was curious. And I thought, that's the good way and true attitude of believers. No one knows well about God. That's why just believing in Him should be the attitude of believers. This is expected to be the established fact. And I think most of the contents of the Unification Principle are the Gospel of the Gospels. Now a new hopeful way is opened to the people who have anguished to know about God, spirit world after death and the original problem of faith. Most people live their life justifying themselves to resolve anxiety over the spiritual problem after death. Unification Principle shows clearly about spiritual matters after death, so I think that the way of life for humankind can be corrected accordingly. We can be truly grateful for this! And it is clear that one's position in Heaven will be decided accord ing to one's life on earth. So we don't need to worry about the spirit world after death. Divine Principle is required reading for whole of humankind. Reverend Moon, Christians are only reading the Bible. The Bible is hard to understand. The Bible for the Completed Testament era is the Divine Principle. So please let the whole of humankind read the Unification Principle readily. And show them the right direction. This is my favor to ask you. I will discuss it with the people who have listened to the Divine Principle here in the heavens. I believe that people on earth who have to be concerned about life after death will be able to live with God forever if they prepare completely. True Parents, our Father and Mother! Please give us the opportunity to transmit the Gospel to the whole of humankind. I know that True Parents have busy schedules on earth. It is very hard to lead people to the place where God is in the Heavens. Don't we do it so that they can be recognized as God's children once they change their life course by learning the Unification Principle? Now the right direction is open for the people on earth, so they will take the position of eternal light here in the Heavens only if they follow the way. So please give us the opportunity to lead them. Reverend Moon, please invest your effort some more. How could we pay commensurate to our gratitude to you! We will try all our best to preach the Divine Principle. Thank you very much. Glory is to Reverend Moon!

Karl Rahner
2001.11.12

26) William Temple

(1881 - 1944, Archbishop of Canterbury, pioneer of the Ecumenical Movement)

"It is never too late to begin after being awakened with the Unification Principle" It seems to me that God has abandoned humankind for a long time. Humankind has been struggling to find his existence and value, but he didn't show us any exact direction. So I think it is natural that there have arisen various religious denominations. God is one, but the different ideas on Him resulted in several religions and the conflicts among them. I think God must have been very painful seeing humankind acting in this way. As long as humankind exists, religious denominationalismis unavoidable, and the conflicts follow accordingly. In human society, conflict, trouble, fights and wars will take place ceaselessly unless we have a clear idea of God. Humankind is ordained to wander about because there has been no universal Principle nor any prophet who showed the exact direction for human life. The world has been like a baseball game without an umpire. That's why everything is always opposed to everything else without a winner or a loser. This has been the way of history so far. I am considering what the common impressions of celebrities who listened to the Unification Principle would be. Who would ever give us such a great Gospel? Would there have been denominations if there were such a Gospel already? Actually it caused God inexplicable sorrow to see the religious wars between denominations in history. How much pain races and humankind have had due to denominationalism! What is the significance of the beings, Adam, Eve, and Lucifer in the Garden of Eden? They are the criminals of history, humankind and God! They are the criminals who distracted the lineage for a long period of time! How can they atone for their sins? I feel like punishing the criminals by having them sacrificed to God as burnt offerings. What on earth is it? From where could we manage such an historical pain? Now it seems that I understand the reason we couldn't find a clue from the Bible. How could we find the clues necessary to solve the problems of life, considering the results that came just due to hiding the original secret of life? God, Reverend Moon! It is too harsh for us! Even though many religious people have been trying all together to unite humankind into one, they couldn't lay the problem to rest fundamentally. So I also consider how much pain God had all this time. I have witnessed the suffering of criminals in Heaven. God, how would you deal with them? Reverend Moon! In order to lead people in the right direction of heavenly life on earth, we should break their conservative view of faith. How would you deal with those who are lost in the inherited ideas and faith? Now I have listened to the Unification Principle. I couldn't run away anywhere. It was obvious that I was struggling at first. But I can see the way and realize the fundamental pattern of faith. Whoever may avoid this way has no way but to return. Most celebrities here must have been struggling a lot for their faith. God is Parent of humankind and Reverend Moon is True Parent, savior, Messiah and Second Advent. We've got the answers for questions on God and everything about humankind. Now all the conflicts, struggles and wars between religions will be stopped. I think the ingredients necessary to solve our problems are understanding and forbearance among people. Reverend Moon, are we too late? I don't think so. Now we understand the Unification Principle, so we will start refreshing ourselves. Nobody knows if he will win until he goes to the field. Nobody knows whether the last runner will turn around the result by being the first runner to meet the Lord . Now I, William Temple, will start. I will run wearing a field uniform and comfortable shoes with headband on. Please watch over me. Till I meet the True Parents of humankind.

William Temple
2001.11.12

27) Oliver Cromwell

(English Puritan, 17th Century)

Most people have no idea about what the meaning of Divine Principle is. They usually say it is hard to understand. Therefore even though they finish one cycle, they come a second time to understand it better, but they do not want to reveal it is their second time. I have studied it three times, cover to cover, and understand it more and realize it is a great truth.

In the first and second cycles, I had questions, but after the third time, it all became clear. I would like to be equipped with Divine Principle teaching and become the world's best lecturer of Divine Principle. The Divine Principle teaching can tear down the walls between religions, races and nations. I will go out to the world and shout that regardless of religion, race and nation everyone should come together under Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Please accept me; all the glory is yours.

28) John Milton

(English Puritan poet, author of "Paradise Lost," 17th Century)

We need Divine Principle because it answers all the questions about human history, including Cain and Abel. You cannot answer them from the Bible itself; no one came up with clear answers. But because of God's grace, Rev. Moon came up with the hidden answers. Honorable Sun Myung Moon came as the Lord of the Second Advent to fulfill the unfinished mission of Jesus Christ. Still, Christians believe in unscientific views of Jesus' Second Advent. People should study Divine Principle seriously. Throughout human history there have been so many painful events and struggles for God and also for Rev. Moon. People have to understand that. Do you know how much misunderstanding there has been about those historical facts?

An awesome amount of hidden truth about humankind is hidden in Divine Principle; you have to seek it out.

29) Jonathan Edwards

(American theologian, philosopher, Congregationalist pastor, 18th Century)

America is in the position to help people and love the world. God has no other choice but to love Rev. Moon, because Rev. Moon somehow revealed the heart of God to humankind. American people please understand that Rev. Moon brought the truth to you and blessing to you. You should help him and work with him. This is an issue of life or death for the American people. He is a great man.

When we look at Rev. Moon from the spirit world, he is always protected by a light from God. You may not be able to see that from the earth, but remember that he came as the True Parents of humankind, and the proof is the Divine Principle truth, which is revelation from God. We don't know how to be saved or what will happen after we die. Think about it deeply. When I was on earth, I didn't know what would happen after I die. I didn't know the Kingdom of God on Earth or why humankind had to be born with original sin. I didn't know what happened after the crucifixion. I didn't know how to solve original sin; these issues bothered me so much on earth. But I was so moved by Divine Principle, because it provided all the answers I needed to have. People have to be reawakened. The youth problems, family and divorce problems: how can we solve them? God loves America. We have to go back to the original spirit of the Pilgrim Fathers.

American people are the elder son but they make God sad. Americans, please be alert. Remember, your forefathers built churches before their own houses. Don't be sucked up by selfish individualism, you have to go with Godism. God still loves America; he wants to see America awake, not asleep. If America lives for herself, God will leave. America is the Garden of Eden on earth. So, whether or not you follow Rev. Moon's teachings will determine your future. It is life and death. This is Jonathan Edwards' petition to you.

Rev. Moon, thank you for loving American people to this point. Please forgive America for giving you so much pain.

30) James Hudson Taylor

(American missionary to China, 19th Century)

When I studied Divine Principle, I could not think of anything to compare it to. A gospel, or truth? What is the identity of Divine Principle? No theologian has done a work such as Divine Principle. Theologians, politicians, everyone should study Divine Principle. Divine Principle introduces things that the Bible does not talk about. We know Divine Principle was revealed through Rev. Moon after he paid much indemnity in a difficult course of life. We also learned about parallel time periods through human history. Through Divine Principle, all the different questions have been answered. Divine Principle teaches about God and mankind. So many people live here together, but only a handful study Divine Principle. These are the ones who have their ears and eyes open. Most Christians still believe in the Lord of the Second Advent, but they do not know where and how to meet him.

I am not a good talker and cannot express my feelings deeply. But one thing I can tell you is that I will serve and attend True Parents.

31) Frederick Denison Maurice

(English founder of Christian Socialism, 19th Century)

God has been walking a lonely path to find his lost children. One day during my earthly life, I was walking on the road and suddenly a bright light appeared and a voice came: "Maurice, Maurice." The person I saw in the light was bleeding from his ears and eyes. I saw him, and then the voice said, "Maurice, imagine if the person you are looking at is God; what would you do?" I was stunned, and suddenly peace and comfort came over me. I did not understand the meaning of that dream, but now I feel so much struggle. At that time, I didn't understand the pain and agony God was going through and I don't know why He couldn't tell me in the vision. I thought it was the love of God, not the pain and agony of God.

God has been waiting too long for his children to mature and recognize him as their father. Rev. Moon came into the physical world with ultimate truth. True Parents came to us to clarify the relationship between God and humankind. True Parents came to open the path. Of course, he came as the Messiah. I feel that the messiah Rev. Moon still will have to go through a lot of difficulties. I pledge I will do my best to build the Kingdom of God. I will also be the pioneer to spread the new gospel. Thank you Rev. Moon. Now I have come to know God and understand the relationship between God and mankind.

Maurice's question: How can you introduce the relationship between spirit world and physical world?

Dr. Lee didn't answer.

32) Dietrich Bonhoeffer

(German pastor and theologian who conspired to assassinate Hitler during World War II, was captured and died in a concentration camp)

I never though in my wildest dreams that humanity would meet this precious day of having True Parents. The evil Lucifer destroyed the life of humanity. Lucifer tried in every possible evil way to keep humanity away from God. Communism almost took over the world. It was a strategy of Lucifer's. Through it, historical atrocities took place. I am equipped with Unificanon Thought and Divine Principle now. Now I have the sword of truth; I will use it to destroy the evil force. I will teach them about the relationship between humankind and God. I would like to clean up Lucifer's bastion with Divine Principle. It would have been better had Divine Principle been introduced earlier.

I have a mission and my life belongs to God. So I dedicate everything to God. But my life was given for the wrong cause and I would like to be compensated (or compensate for that-I think it means he wants credit for what he did even though he is saying it was for the wrong cause, and the credit to apply to his work from now for the Divine Principle-ed.). There is only one God. Human ancestors started on the wrong foot, helping Lucifer to build his kingdom, pretending it was the will of God and pretending that Lucifer was the king. Human history has become the history of Lucifer. Through Godism I would like to unite all the philosophies and -isms. History started in the wrong direction, so we have to restore it. That has been the history of restoration; to attempt to eliminate the history of evil.

Another point: the original sin issue. We have to explain to people about the sins and crimes of Lucifer from the beginning. I would like the make a plan to do this. Fifth: people in this world desperately need the Lord of the Second Advent. Through him they can be reborn and receive the blessing. God wants to see all the people on earth join Him.

Last, humanity needs a new leader. This is Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Just the fact that he came to the world is our blessing, but on top of that he brought the truth. Did people help him all the way, or attempt to kill him? When all of humankind is united and educated through Divine Principle, humankind has a future. We all have to return to the original garden, in which our parents are waiting for us.

33) Uchimura Kanjo

My pride was hurt because I had to learn from a Korean. Why did the Lord of the Second Advent have to come to Korea? All those things bothered me, because they are facts. Everyone has been waiting for the Messiah. Suppose I had been born at the time of Jesus. Would I have served and attended Jesus? I ask that of myself. I think there has to be a revolution of heart; that is the only way to unite Korea and Japan. I am a child of God. Therefore there is a heartistic relationship between God and humankind. Between brothers and sisters there can be fights, but they are related through blood, and so if they fight they can always be cured. But between peoples who are not related by blood, fights lead to creation of enemies. Only through the truth from God can they reconcile and forgive each other.

All Japanese people have to listen to Rev. Moon's teaching; then they can be united with Koreans. I have absolute faith in the teaching that Rev. Moon is True Parents and messiah. He overcame all the obstacles and difficulties in his life. So I will become a filial son to God.

34) Mother Teresa

Catholic nun and relief worker, 20th Century

I thank you for providing such a precious truth to us. Because of the denial of the truth at the time of Adam and Eve, the human fall took place and the original sin has passed down all the way to us. I thought that serving the poor was the only way I could serve God, but I didn't know the truth that can change humanity. I didn't know the real essence of the life of faith. Eternal happiness cannot be separated from eternal life. I, Teresa, lived in the same period as the Lord of the Second Advent. I feel sorry that I could not introduce this ultimate truth from God to the poor and sick that I took care of. That is the pain in my heart.

I am grateful that I could attend this seminar and learn the truth. From now on, I would like to teach this Divine Principle truth to those poor people who need liberation, so that they can become children of God. Divine Principle made my heart feel poor and empty. All those nuns on earth should learn Divine Principle. But I am wondering how we can give this truth to the family members of nuns. I feel sorry for their life as nuns. I am Teresa, Rev. Moon, and I know that God is wanting all humankind to be united and tear down the walls. I would like to invest the life of Teresa to make it of even more noble value.

35) Gustavo Guttierez

South American liberation theologian, 20th Century

Rev. Moon is the filial son of all sons, because he is the one who understood the heart of God that was filled with pain and agony. All the major theologians and leaders surely have struggled a lot withthe Bible. I saw many of them praying quietly, searching for answers to those questions even after coming to spirit world. Many people have the same kind of questions: they don't know God, who God is. All these lifelong questions are answered by the Unification Church teaching, the Divine Principle. People do not understand God, even though they are born with an original nature that seeks God. This original character is not something obtained after birth, but is innate.

True Parents, I do not care if you are not the Messiah, but you came up with the truth so you are the greatest teacher of humankind, and as True Parents I will follow you, the greatest teacher.

36) Paul Tillich

German theologian, 20th Century

The author of Divine Principle is God, and Rev. Moon is the editor. No one knows how much suffering and struggle those earnest theologians and Christian leaders endured because of the wrong understanding of the Bible. All those parables and symbolic teachings have been clearly explained by Divine Principle. The CT era is the era in which the author and editor of the new truth will appear; the messiah and revelator is Rev. Moon. By sending Rev. Moon, God's tormented heart is now comforted. God created the Garden of Eden and gave the blessing, but because of Adam and Eve's mistake, human history started on the wrong foot. God's heart filled with agony. Look at the world now. One place is abundant with wealth and material things and another lacks everything and is starving and dying. They need to unite and share everything. Divine Principle provides the foundation for a true love revolution. From Divine Principle, people will learn how to live. So we need to be humble before the Divine Principle teaching. All the Christian leaders and believers should master Divine Principle first and become the teachers. I'm sure Divine Principle can inspire everyone if they study. So you believers, Christians, please study Divine Principle. Get rid of your prejudice and concepts and study it.

37) Teihard de Chardin

French monk / anthropologist, 20th Century

When I came to know God, I lived my life following his will. But I didn't know which direction was correct. I thought I followed the right way, but now I see it was wrong and am repentant. Divine Principle now is known all over the world, but my heart is aching because we did not have Divine Principle. God, as you know, the life of Christian monks is not an easy one. Please, God, save all those lonely souls in the spirit world and physical world. The right attitude is to serve and attend God. We were unfortunate not to have Divine Principle in our lifetime, so help and forgive us. Rev. Moon, has any Vatican pope studied Divine Principle? No. God is the father of humankind; why should Roman Catholicism have this problem? The pain of my heart is the same as the pain of the Catholic Church.

28) Thomas a Kempis

Dutch mystic, 15th Century

God is the father of mankind, the God of dual characteristics, and He loved his children even though we made a blood relationship with Satan. I learned that there is not a literal judgment of fire (James 3:16). Divine Principle teaches answers about the spirit world clearly and the relationship between the spiritual and physical body, and the original sin and the meaning of resurrection, why we need the providence of restoration, the parallels of history and when the return of the Lord of the Second Advent will take place. Who is Rev. Moon and what is he? Divine Principle is not a truth that can be found through human effort. The contents are not "may be true," but "must be true." We never had the chance to have such a precious truth to this point. God is the only God and father of mankind. The messiah is Rev. Moon. Before him, all humankind can become one. Let us be equipped with the truth of the CT era.



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