Hyo Jin Moon August 18,1991 Belvedere, New York
Good morning. I have chosen "Restoration Through Indemnity" as my topic today. Before I go into it, I just want to share a little about what Father is doing. I had an opportunity to spend about a week with Father in Alaska. I returned several days ago.
Father is now with the executive editors of The Washington Times. He asked the staff and representatives of The Washington Times to come and join him. Prior to their coming, Father had newly elected Japanese leaders with him. By now most of you should know that Japan has been divided into almost eighty regions. Father has called thirty six of those regional directors to Kodiak, Alaska. While I was with Father, he spoke to them constantly from early in the morning until late at night. Father spoke about many great and inspirational things, especially about what we need to do for the future. He talked about the role of the Japanese people in the course of the dispensation.
So Father has been busy. The reason I am telling you this is that Father is still on the front line, still concerned about the welfare of every individual. The reason that I have chosen this topic today, is that once again I want to stress that we have to understand our responsibility and the role we must play in God's providence. There was obviously disunity at the time of the Fall. The union between man and God was lost. What caused the loss of union between God and man? You can state it in many ways. One prime explanation would be, it was due to the lack of faith; the lack of understanding. Adam did not completely understand his role. He did riot completely comprehend the nature of his responsibility in the task of perfecting the creation. He could not see the inherent quality of the principle of creation realized. He did not truly comprehend what kind of role he had to play in order for God to realize His ideal world. So, one reason is lack of understanding.
Another is, due to faithlessness, man lost the bond. Another way you can say it, is that man lost faith in the relationship between himself and God. Why do you drift away from your loved one? Because you lose faith in the relationship. You felt you had love, that there was something there; some kind of attraction. Prior to your losing faith, you felt you had something to keep you together; something you could hold onto. But you drift away, because you lose that feeling, you lose that faith. Adam, for whatever reason, drifted away from the close relationship which existed between God and man.
Of course you can blame the fall on many causes. You can blame it on temptation. That was the motive. However, the bond was broken due to lack of faith. When you look at Adam's position, he represented God in a substantial manner. He was to become a true object of God to reciprocate with God on the level of God-likeness. That was the most important thing. Adam was supposed to be a God-like object to Heavenly Father. It was important for him to realize the importance of his responsibility and know what God was asking him to do. Adam was in the position to become God-like; to truly inherit and become the object who could reciprocate with God. So he needed the ability to respond appropriately and have give and take with everything that God possessed. He needed the ability to handle a tremendous amount of responsibility and tremendous amount of understanding.
If you look at the course of restoration, you're looking at the process of historical restoration beginning from Adam's family to Noah's family to Abraham's family, to Jesus and ultimately to the second coming. These are the time periods in history where significant figures are stressed a great deal in the church. And there is good reason. You understand the course of restoration through recreation. Because of the failure of Adam and Eve, we must recreate the position in which God can attempt once again to realize His ideal kingdom. In order to realize His ideal kingdom, He must have an ideal family. He must have a sole representative who can symbolize one living God. That is an important thing and it took ten generations from Adam and Eve to the time of Noah, to prepare for the time to start again and recreate the garden of Eden.
It took ten generations because to restore the kingdom of heaven on earth you must restore three worldly stages of human development. That is formation, growth and perfection within the womb; formation, growth and perfection in the physical world; and formation, growth and perfection in the spiritual world. Why must you restore these stages? In order for you to realize the kingdom of heaven in spirit world, you must realize the kingdom of heaven on earth. That is the most important thing. Although you might have perfected yourself physically, you might have reunited with God, it does not give you the right to enter the kingdom until you have made the substantial condition in which you can restore the kingdom of heaven on earth.
Restoration through indemnity means you must substantially undo what you have substantially done. That is the basis of the principle of restoration through indemnity. The condition has to be substantially manifested. What I am telling you is the condition in which you are to restore the kingdom has to be substantially manifested. Restoration through indemnity tells us you must substantially undo what you have substantially done. That is the law of nature. In order for you to neutralize a certain force moving in one direction, you must have an equal amount of force to stop it. If you want to deflect an object, which lets say, is heading to your left, to make it go right, whatever barrier you construct to impede that object must have a greater momentum than that of the object travelling toward the left. Once you have a greater force or source of momentum, then you can deflect to the right, the object which is travelling to the left.
That is why throughout history, when you look at the course of indemnity, there is a great deal of suffering. It's obvious. Why? First of all, you need at least, an equal amount of force to stop the momentum toward deviation; the fall. At the same time, you must have a greater force available to deflect it back toward the original ideal path of perfection. That is an obvious example. You must have these things.
When you look at these representative families in God's dispensation, there is one interesting phenomena occurring. It took ten generations from Adam to Noah. Within Noah's family there was disunity between the father, Noah and the son, Ham. Based on his disobedience, Ham became the rallying point in which he brought his brothers to deceive, to abandon, to reject and disunite with his father. Before I go on let me just say, from Noah, it took ten generations for God to take another chosen person, Abraham. But, from Abraham to Jesus, there is a two thousand year period. It's not just ten generations, it's two thousand years. Why? According to the Bible, from Adam to Abraham it was two thousand years and from Abraham to Jesus was two thousand years. Why, all of a sudden is there this substantial jump?
From Adam to Noah there was ten generation and from Noah to Abraham there was ten generations, but from Abraham to Jesus, there were two thousand years. Why is that? Simple. In the time of Noah the failure was due to the object. When the object fails, indemnity is equal. But in the time of Abraham, Abraham himself was the one who broke the faith, the commandment, who broke God's expectation. Abraham broke the will of God. So when the subject breaks the will of God, the indemnity becomes greater.
When you look at the time from Jesus to the second coming, it is the same two thousand years. Why is it equal. Why? Jesus did not fail. His disciples failed. The objects of Jesus Christ failed. Of course you can say he did not fulfill his mission of becoming a True Parent. It's true, he did not, but that is different. He failed because he did not have the opportunity. He understood the importance of becoming True Parents. He always talked about himself as a bridegroom. He longed for the day to receive a bride, but he was crucified. All of his disciples abandoned him and betrayed him. Because of their faithless ... when you talk about the course of restoration, you are trying to restore the faith.
In Noah's family, Noah represented God and his sons, who were children -- the object, represented Adam and Eve. The children who were representing Adam and Eve failed to fulfill their responsibility of absolutely uniting with Father Noah who was representing God. Due to their faithlessness, sin was committed. That condition became something which Satan could take over. Even Satan cannot just claim everything, he must have a condition just as God needs condition to intervene through you. In order for you to receive divine intervention, you must lay a substantial condition saying that I am absolutely united with you. Based on the foundation of faith, you must bring results with the foundation of substance.