The Value and Significance of the Family PledgePeace Message 14Rev. Sun Myung Moon Read more about 'Overcome Secular Temptations to Create a Godly Family'...
When we, as His children, become
husbands and wives, and unite totally based on true love, we become a family that lives by
attending God. That family becomes a base for peace and the ideal. When a man and a
woman, each being one half, unite together, they become the base through which they fulfill
God’s ideal love as His partners.
The Value and Significance of the Family PledgeRev Sun Myung Moon Read more about 'Live in Absolute Obedience to God'...
If we act in such a way that we do not recognize the mind and the world of the mind as the
subject partner, we are bound to go to hell. If we have lived in such a way that our body has
led our mind, we should now live so that our mind leads our body and subjugates it. I am
saying that such a time has come.
In the world today, there are advanced nations and underdeveloped nations. In the
advanced nations people have a lot, and end up discarding leftover things, whereas people
in underdeveloped nations lack many things, especially food. They may even starve to death.
Twenty million people die of starvation each year. Do you think that is God’s will? What the
advanced nations are doing is oppressing the universe’s natural system of interaction. If this
continues, the advanced nations will be unable to avoid divine punishment. Heaven will not
let this go unnoticed.
Explanation of Each Part of the Family Pledge
1. Seek our original homeland and build the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven
The first part of the Family Pledge is “Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges
to seek our original homeland and build the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven, the
original ideal of creation, by centering on true love.” You should know that being able to
recite the Family Pledge is one of the best pieces of news in all of history.
Beloved blessed families!
Today, on this meaningful occasion, I would like to explain about the providential value and
significance of the Family Pledge. It serves as Heaven’s most precious and blessed guideline,
given to us for our lives.
The fact that we now have the Family Pledge is truly the greatest of all blessings. It came
from Heaven as a gift to all humanity on May 1, 1994, the day when the Family Federation
for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) was inaugurated. The Family Pledge was given
when the Completed Testament Age, which brings to fulfillment the Old Testament Age and
the New Testament Age, was proclaimed. It is to serve as a milestone and guiding principle,
piercing through the darkness of the age before the coming of heaven, and opening a new
heaven and earth in the era after the coming of heaven. It is also the blueprint for the
building of God’s kingdom of peace and unity in heaven and on earth in the era of the
creation of a new heaven and earth.
Afterwards, 120 Christian representatives in America as well as 1,200 religious leaders and
12,000 Ambassadors for Peace from across the world traveled consecutively throughout 190
nations, representing their own nation by spreading the Peace Messages of the True Parents and
sharing the Marriage Blessing. This tour helped spread true family values as the universal values
of humankind as we establish a new God-centered civilization.
As mentioned above, I have become well known as a champion in each of these eight areas. The
support of all humanity is urgently needed for everything to be fulfilled. With God's grace, we
will soon win the victory!
Distinguished guests, I have surmounted and triumphed over a course of great suffering and
tribulation. I have not lived for personal glory or comfort. Even as I walked that thorny path,
often coming very close to death, I received Heaven's seal and was made fully aware of the
destination of God's will. I held dearly to Heaven's command to bring salvation to humanity as I
returned like a phoenix and continued my turbulent life.
I have come to be recognized by various leaders of religion, academia, politics and others, both
here in America and throughout the world, as the champion in eight areas of spiritual knowledge
Without your being aware of it, Heaven’s providence has been expanding in extraordinary ways.
Now numerous Ambassadors for Peace in 185 nations have received my teachings and are working
day and night in response to a special decree from God. Hence, today I would like to convey to you
Heaven’s message, which is entitled, “A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God’s
Will: The United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World.” This is a
declaration of God’s plan for His dispensation and the direction humanity should take....