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The Central Role of Women in the Ideal World
Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon
President, Women's Federation for World Peace
This address was given on July 6, 1992 at the Rally for Leaders of the Women's
Federation for World Peace, Seoul, Korea
My fellow co-workers and women members! I am very happy and honored to stand
before you as President of the Women's Federation for World Peace today.
Let me express my deep appreciation to all of you members and supporters
who prepared this rally today.
Today, I would like to speak to you on the subject of "The Central
Role of Women in the Ideal World."
If someone asked you whether our world today is good or evil, what would
you answer? Without a doubt, you would answer that it is evil. But it is
not just the world of this age that is evil; we cannot help but say that
all the ages of the past and all the nations and the world were evil. Therefore,
our world has been one in which sin continues to grow more than good deeds,
war more than peace, immorality more than righteousness, hatred more than
love, and division and discord more than unification and harmony.
No one wants this kind of evil world. Therefore, we cannot help but investigate
how we can establish an ideal world of true love overflowing with peace,
freedom and happiness and clear up this world of evil. What all individuals
and leaders of the family, tribe, race, nation and world desire as well
must be the establishment of a world overflowing with freedom and happiness.
Since the beginning of human history, for thousands of years, humanity has
been struggling toward this kind of ideal and dream, but we have not yet
established the ideal world we desire.
Today, I would like to reveal to you the fundamental cause of these problems.
In addition, I intend to present the solution which will make it possible
to realize the ideal world which people have desired so much. This is not
content which comes from human speculation or wisdom. As you already know,
my husband, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, has devoted his entire life to
solving these problems. During the time I have lived supporting my husband,
I have been moved and inspired beyond words by his teachings and by his
life of love for God and humanity.
Be Fruitful, Multiply and Fill the Earth
If a wife, as she lives supporting her husband, gains deep insights into
the truth and is continuously moved and inspired by his life and character,
this is an occurrence which should be revealed to the world. Why? Because
the fundamental reason for this world becoming an evil world where sexual
license, criminal activity, conflicts and corruption are rampant is the
breakdown and disharmony in the basic relationship between husband, wife
At present, over five billion people are living on the earth, but if we
look at it in another way, only two people are living here. We could say
that a man and a woman, a husband and a wife, only two people, are living
here. Countless numbers of people are living together and there are all
kinds of relationships and problems, but at the core of all of those problems
are the problems and relationships between two people, a man and a woman.
When we look at things in this light, it becomes important for us to investigate
the way of heaven that man and woman were to go when God created the first
In Genesis it is recorded that after God had created the heavens and the
earth, He created the ancestors of humankind: a man, Adam, and a woman,
Eve. At the same time that He gave them the three great blessings, and He
gave them a portion of responsibility. The three great blessings were: "Be
fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over
the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing...."
But to the man and woman He also gave the responsibility: ". . . but
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat. . ."
This teaches us the purpose for which God created the universe and humanity,
and also shows us the basis for life. The blessing to be fruitful means
that all people born on the earth must grow to be people of perfected character.
The second blessing of life, to multiply, means that, as a man and a woman
with a perfected character, they must establish the bond of husband and
wife, give birth to children, and raise them. God's purpose of creation
is, as a husband and wife fulfilling their duty as father and mother leading
a family, they should construct a far more comfortable, prosperous world
and establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
This purpose of creation was to be realized if the first ancestors had obeyed
God's commandment, ". . . but of the tree of the knowledge of good
and evil you shall not eat...." But before the first ancestors, Adam
and Eve, were perfect, while they were still immature, they did not keep
God's commandment; because of Satan, they fell, and all humanity became
the recipients of an evil blood lineage.
Due to the Immoral Fall of the Original Human Ancestors,
Humankind Has Lost the Purpose of Creation
Ladies! What is the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that
God told the original ancestors, Adam and Eve, not to eat? It is not the
real fruit of a tree. It is a way of expressing the husband and wife love
relationship that the first ancestors were to have in the future. Due to
the temptation of a third being, while still in an imperfect state, the
first man and woman entered into an immoral sexual relationship. Actually,
in the Garden of Eden, the third party besides Adam and Eve was the archangel.
In the Bible it is revealed that Lucifer was the archangel who tempted Eve
and committed an immoral sexual sin. This was the fall of man, the original
sin which planted the root of sin in the world.
Man committed the sexual sin before his Father God, the Lord and Master
of heaven and earth, and the first ancestors had children out of this immoral
love; and the world of evil was realized. In other words, they married centered
on Satan and by planting false love, false life and a false lineage they
became ancestors of evil.
As human society expanded from the individual, family, tribe, race, and
nation to the world level, due to this immoral relationship between man
and woman, the root of the evil blood lineage was established everywhere,
at all times, and this world became hell on earth: it became a false world
filled with sin, war and fear. The fallen ancestors, Adam and Eve, should
have established the position of True Parents as the eternal good ancestors
of humanity, but they fell to become false parents leaving a blood lineage
This is the first cause of all the tragedy and misery of humankind. What
could be more tragic or cause greater indignation than becoming the descendants
of false parents and all humankind losing their True Parents? And how great
must be the suffering and sorrow of God, the Father of humanity, whose purpose
of creation, to establish the true ancestors of humankind and to multiply
people of goodness, was stolen by the blood lineage of sin through the immoral
fall of the first human ancestors.
Just as the cause of a disease must be discovered and treated in order to
save a person suffering from it, in order to liberate human society from
the suffering of such sin and misery, the fundamental cause of this sin
and misery must be revealed and corrected. The fundamental cause is the
fall of the human ancestors, the original sin. Accordingly, unless the cause
of the disease called original sin is eliminated, we cannot pull up the
root of misery and sin from the world. No matter how many great men, heroes,
scholars, politicians or philosophers appear and try to straighten out the
world through the reform of the laws and systems or through the education
of moral principles, unless the original sin and the content of the fall
is clarified, it will be impossible. All remedies will prove useless. That
is because the original root of sin and misery is still alive, and it will
continue to sprout buds.
The Role of Religion:
The Salvation of Humankind from Evil
Religion teaches the fact that man fell, it reveals the contents of the
fall, and directly and indirectly shows God's providence through which He
seeks to save man completely from sin. Therefore all religions are the most
active prescriptions for saving the sinful world. Religion is the fount
of all education or teachings. The teachings of the four great saints Confucius,
Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed and the teachings of the founders of other religions
transcended their ages and locations and have preserved the conscience and
morals of humanity, and have been the generative powers of cultural development.
Accordingly, all religions seeking to liquidate the world of evil and to
establish the ideal world which God and people desire are co-workers and
Among them, the scriptures through which God most directly revealed His
providence of salvation is the Bible. Through the Bible we can know that
the ancestors of humanity, Adam and Eve, committed the original sin and
became false parents, and that God's work in the providence of salvation
is to restore the lost purpose of creation. The main point of the message
of the Bible is that in order to give rebirth to all, the Messiah or the
True Parents must come in place of Adam and Eve who became false parents.
Adam should have become the true father, and Eve should have become the
true mother; that was the purpose of the original creation. In order to
restore the purpose of creation back to its original state, God cannot help
but carry out the providence for the recreation of Adam.
That is the main point of the providence of preparing the chosen nation
of Israel and having Jesus born there. From the time Adam and Eve fell and
humanity multiplied with its blood lineage centered on Satan, God immediately
began working to separate the blood lineages of goodness and evil. From
Adam's family, God separated the second son, Abel, who was in a position
to relate to God, and the first son, Cain, was in a position to relate to
Satan. He sought to restore the order of the creation to its original state
by having Cain yield to Abel of his own accord. Through Cain's murder of
Abel, the history of struggle to separate good and evil was extended for
a long time.
The Mission of Jesus who Came as the True Father
After Noah, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob through the help of his mother, was
able to make his elder twin, Esau, yield of his own accord. Jacob took a
decisive role in the establishment of the chosen people of Israel. Jacob's
son, Judah, had twins Perez and Zerah through his daughter-in-law, Tamar.
Perez struggled with Zerah inside Tamar's womb and, pushed Zerah aside,
who was supposed to be born first. Instead Perez was born first as the elder
brother. The battle of the first and second born is the battle of good and
evil. Thus, when the younger brother won over the elder brother while still
in the womb and was born as the first son, this achieved restoration within
Jesus Christ, who came as the Messiah forty generations later, was born
from the lineage of Perez, because of this restoration within the womb.
Conceiving and giving birth to Jesus was an act of extraordinary devotion
and risk in which Jesus' mother, Mary, put her life on the line. Because
God's providence of salvation is the providence of restoration, God had
to carry out a providence to cut the blood lineage of sin. This sin has
been transmitted from generation to generation because the ancestors, Adam
and Eve, had an immoral sexual relationship due to the temptation of Lucifer,
the archangel, who became Satan.
This course from Cain and Abel until Jesus was born is the history of the
chosen nation of Israel. Due to the fall, Adam fell to the position of a
false father. Accordingly, following the course of restoration of the struggle
to separate good and evil, Jesus came as the true father of humanity, that
is, as the good second ancestor of humankind. Because of that, Jesus had
to restore as his complement a woman in the position of Eve, and they had
to become a couple, have children and take dominion over creation. This
was the purpose for which Jesus came as the Messiah.
Thus Jesus came as the Messiah to restore the three great blessings which
God gave to Adam and Eve: be fruitful, multiply and have dominion over all
the creation. However, Jesus, who came as their father and Messiah, was
crucified by mankind. What an incredibly unfilial act! What a horrendous
sin! Jesus who died on the cross promised that he would come again to the
earth, that he would come as a bridegroom, and that all people on the earth
should prepare themselves as brides and be ready. In Revelation. Chapter
19, it is recorded that Jesus returns to the earth and holds the Marriage
of the Lamb. This refers to the restoration of the position of the true
couple and the True
The Messiah Reveals the Path of the True Parents,
the True Couple and True Children
Members and women co-workers! How can we straighten out this society in
which all kinds of sexual sin, immorality and corruption are destroying
our families? It will bring a destruction like Sodom and Gomorrah's upon
itself. The fire of judgment has already begun to fall. The frightening
disease, AIDS, is a warning from heaven against the chaos of sexual immorality.
Jesus said he would come again in the Last Days of this evil world. The
returning Jesus will come as True Father of humankind. He will show the
way of the True Children, the True Couple, and the way of the True Parents
which all men and women must go. Only in this way can the problem of sexual
corruption, the original sin, be fundamentally solved. This will be the
true gospel which will save humankind from the world of sin.
The mission of the Messiah, the Savior, is to teach the way to end the tangled
history of sin created when humanity lost the way of the True Parents, the
True Couple and the True Children.
Today, in this place, I proclaim to the whole world that my husband, the
Reverend Sun Myung Moon, has devoted his entire life to pioneering this
path of the Messiah, the True Parents. As you well know, my husband Reverend
Moon has revealed the purpose of the creation of God, and through examining
the original sin committed by the first ancestors he has pioneered the future
of humanity despite the brutal opposition and persecution of this evil world.
According to the Divine Principle, the teaching of my husband, each major
religion is awaiting the return of its founder in some form: the Maitreya,
the True Man, the new Confucius and the return of Jesus will be fulfilled
by the return of one Messiah, the return of the True Parent of humankind.
All religions will be united into one. That Messiah, the True Parent who
comes, will not be the same Jesus who died 2000 years ago, as some Christians
believe, nor will he come on the clouds in the air; rather, a new person
who has inherited the mission of Jesus is to be born on the earth. The country
in which that person is born is the nation of Korea; however surprising
it may be, the fact is that the Messiah, who is the True Parent of humankind,
comes as a Korean.
Unification is the Key to World Peace
When will the Messiah who is coming in this way appear? According to the
Divine Principle, the Last Days are the time when this evil world comes
to an end, and the Messiah is to return. Briefly, the Last Days are from
the end of the first World War to the year 2000 -- a period of about eighty
years. During this period the Lord of the Second Advent, who is the True
Parent of humankind, is to be born in our land of Korea. This is the worldwide
historical age of transition when the Lord of the Second Advent is building
the ideal out of the world filled with sin, war and struggle.
Therefore, this era is an age of great chaos with the confrontation and
struggle between goodness and evil occurring in the mutual relationships
of all parts of the world: the individual, family, tribe, race, nation and
The Realization of World Peace Through the Power of Women
Women leaders! What I am telling you today is not only for the Unification
Church members who are following my husband. Now leaders from every level
of society, in more than 160 nations, and many thousands of young people,
are following this teaching and shedding sweat to build a new unified world
overflowing with freedom and peace. Already Korea is being looked to by
many people from all over the world as the country to which the True Parents
of humankind have come, and the number of foreigners who are visiting Korea
to learn the Korean language, culture and manners is rapidly increasing.
Our Women's Federation for World Peace has the fundamental remedy to save
our families which are threatened by the present day reality of the degeneration
of sexual morality, the proliferation of drugs and all sorts of wantonness
and sexual corruption. This is a worldwide women's organization which was
founded last April 10, in Seoul Olympic Stadium with 150,000 Korean women,
including representatives from 72 countries. We cannot wait any longer to
save the society of tomorrow, which is rotting with all kinds of immorality
and corruption, and the fallen social climate where men have oppressed women.
Finally we must endeavor to learn and practice the duty of the True Parents,
the true spouse and the true child. Through the organization of the Family
Federation for World Peace, we must make sure that immorality and corruption
will not be able to set foot anywhere in this world. In this way, humankind
must cleanse the evil blood lineage and suffering which was caused by the
original sin of fornication committed in the Garden of Eden, which has lasted
until today, and quickly prepare to meet the new world.
Until now everyone has been helpless to stop the wantonness and immorality
which has been destroying humankind. But now a new truth which can completely
solve these problems has appeared in Korea in the very age in which we are
living. The truth which was revealed by the True Parents will be the light
which will bring about the unification of North and South Korea and build
a world of peace and happiness. Let us learn this new truth and rise up
and become women soldiers who will end this world of sin, which has caused
us to suffer since the beginning of history. Let us build a unified world
overflowing with freedom, peace and happiness.
Let us go the way of the True Mother. Let us go the way of the true wife.
Let us go the way of the true daughter. Thank you very much.
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