Cloud of Witnesses:
The Saints' Testimonies to the True Parents
This was published in newspapers across the USA in early July.
What follows is a complex document. It was produced at a seminar in
spirit world for leaders of the five great religions. It includes testimonies
to the True Parents, a letter from God, messages from four communist leaders,
and a resolution written and adopted by the representatives of the five great
To take this all in, we advise you to relax and open your mind for a
while. If you believe in the existence of a higher dimension of reality, of
God, of an invisible realm, this will call you to reflect on the implications
of that belief. We believe in the spirit world and in the continuation of
individual identity from this world to that one. All the passed-away saints are
residing in spirit world. Since Jesus called him in 1935, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon has carried on a ministry to spirit world in
parallel with his ministry on Earth. He has sought to gather the founders and
saints of all faiths around one table of unity. In recent times, he has
ministered to spirits in hell and opened the gates of their liberation. This
collection of testimonies is one fruit of that ministry.
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification is publishing this
document throughout America
and in 40 countries worldwide. This proclamation is our responsibility to let
all humankind know the works of God in our age.
This message has significant practical as well as spiritual import. It is
a unifying message, addressing believers of all faiths as one global family. As
such it is intended to draw all men and women to the one Holy God and help
bring world peace. Peace will not arrive through politics or economic
development alone, as crucial as these things are. The foundation for peace is
common faith in God and practice of true parental, conjugal and familial love.
Hence the value of True Parents, and the messianic power of their words and
A committee or coalition cannot instigate true love; the responsibility
for this devolves to substantial human exemplars. The testimonies that follow
bear witness that the Reverend and Mrs. Sun Myung
Moon are those exemplars and have opened the gates for all people to inherit,
through them, God's completed salvation, prophesied in all scriptures.
The testimonies appeal to Father Moon's teachings and works as the
evidence of their veracity. We encourage the reader to move beyond these
messages and duly pursue study of his teachings and works. Those of us who have
followed Father Moon's leadership confirm the testimonies of the saints. We
believe in God's work for world peace, to bring His kingdom upon the Earth and
in Heaven. With that love and hope in our hearts, we recommend these messages
The Editors, Family Federation for World Peace, International, www.familyfed.org, www.tongil.or.kr
Ceremony in Spirit World
Ceremony in spirit world for the adoption and proclamation of a written
resolution by the representatives of the five great religions.
The written resolution of the representatives of the five great religions
- Christianity: Jesus
and 12 other representatives
Confucius and 12 other representatives (including 3 additional people)
- Buddhism: Buddha and
12 other representatives
- Islam: Muhammad and 12
- Hinduism: Three people
among the 12 representatives
This report was sent by Dr. Sang Hun Lee and received by reporter Mrs. Young
Soon Kim, between December 19 and December 27, 2001, at the Asan
Campus of Sun Moon University.
Ceremony in spirit world for the adoption and proclamation of a written
resolution by representatives of the five great religions
Order of the Ceremony:
Date and time: Noon, December 25, 2001
Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Sang Hun Lee
- Proclamation of the opening of
the ceremony: We will now conduct the ceremony for the adoption and
proclamation of a written resolution by the representatives of the five
- Recitation of the Family
- Proclamation of the written
- Representative prayer (Jesus)
- Three cheers of victory, led
by Mohammed - Victory for God, Victory for True Parents, Victory for the
five great religions
The ceremony concluded with applause.
- The front seats were filled
by the leading representatives of the five great religions.
- Behind the leading
representatives, the 12 other representatives of each religion sat.
- In the back of the arena, 120
representatives from each religion sat.
We of the five great religions, attending God above us and True Parents
horizontally, pledge and proclaim that we will go the way of absolute
obedience, in order to correct all of the wrongs committed throughout history.
I report this in the name of Jesus, of a central blessed family. Amen,
The written resolution by representatives of the five great religions
- We resolve and proclaim that
God is the Parent of all humankind.
- We resolve and proclaim that
Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the Savior, Messiah,
Second Coming and True Parent of all humanity.
- We resolve and proclaim that
the Unification Principle is a message of peace for the salvation of
humanity and the gospel for the Completed Testament Age.
- We resolve and proclaim that
we will accomplish the peaceful unification of the cosmos through
"living for others" while transcending religion, nationality and
race, centering on true love.
- The representatives of the
five great religions resolve and proclaim that we will harmonize with one
another, unite and move forward, in order to bring about the nation of God
and world peace, while attending True Parents.
This has been resolved and proclaimed by Jesus, the leading representative
of the group of representatives of the five great religions, Christianity,
Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism, at noon on December 25, 2001.
Jesus: Reverend Sun Myung Moon! Thou art
the Second Coming who inaugurated the Completed Testament Age! The 120 people,
who have brought light to the history of Christianity, pledge to take part in
all that the True Parents do, and resolve to strive toward the ideal, the
original garden where there is no original sin, through the guidance, the words
of the Completed Testament, and the Unification Principle, of the Savior and
Messiah, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon. (2001.12.19)
- Peter (Disciple of
Jesus): I, Peter, representing the twelve disciples of Jesus, pledge to
attend the Lord of the Second Coming, the Reverend Sun Myung
Moon, as Messiah and Savior.
- Paul (Missionary): I, Paul,
pledge to believe and attend the Lord of the Second Coming, the Reverend
Sun Myung Moon, as Messiah, Savior and True
Parent, with the fire I felt when I met the resurrected Jesus on the road
to Damascus. I will live with the words, "You must save the
saints" in my heart.
- John Calvin (Religious
Reformer): God is the Parent of humankind and Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the Messiah, Savior and Second Coming.
Therefore, I shall live by the teachings of the Lord, and I, John Calvin,
pledge to become a pioneer in helping those who are still waiting for the
Lord, who are in agony, following a theology of bigotry.
- Martin Luther
(Religious Reformer): I believe that God is the Parent of humankind. I
believe that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the Lord
of the Second Advent. I proudly proclaim that the Unification Principle is
the new gospel for humanity. I, Martin Luther, pledge that I will believe
in these truths, and live a life of attendance, to become a pioneer for
- John Wesley
(Missionary and Revivalist): I, John Wesley, proclaim that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the True Parent of all humankind and I
pledge and pledge again to live according to the direction and teachings
of the True Parents.
- Karl Barth (Modern
Theologian): Dear Reverend Sun Myung Moon: Although
I am late in doing so, I, Karl Barth, wish to live a life of attendance
to, and receive guidance from, the Reverend Sun Myung
Moon, who is the Second Coming and Savior. True Parents, I wish to receive
the messianic teachings. Please guide me in this. I pledge to live in
attendance to the True Parents.
- David Livingston
(Missionary to Africa): Reverend Sun Myung Moon! O Second Coming of Christ! Dear True
Parents, I, Livingston, wish to create a land of God's ideal, even if it
is a modest place. Can you give me a place in which to do this? I pledge
to live according to the guidance of the will of the Second Coming.
- Jonathan Edwards
(Leader of American Great Awakening): Reverend Sun Myung
Moon! Lord! I am so grateful to you. Please forgive and save America
with the magnanimity of True Parents. America is God's Garden of
Eden. Let it remain as the eternal Eden
on earth. I know that the ideal of the Lord is that of God, and only Godism can save America. I, Jonathan Edwards,
promise to never change my heart attending the Second Coming.
- John Smyth (Founder of
the Baptist Church): O esteemed Reverend Sun Myung Moon! Please allow the grace of your blessing
unto the whole of humanity, so that they may start a new life. Please open
the way for humankind to be able to live together as brothers and sisters
in a Garden of Eden without original sin as soon as possible. I, John
Smyth, shall go anywhere, if the Lord goes with me.
- John Harvard (Founder
of Harvard University, Puritan): I, John Harvard, truly wish that not only
the youth of Harvard University, but those of all the universities in the
world, can be armed with Unification Principle and receive the guidance of
Reverend Sun Myung Moon. I pledge to participate
actively in Reverend Sun Myung Moon's movement for
- St. Augustine (Bishop
of Hippo, who laid the cornerstone of Catholic theology): I, Augustine,
will move forward strongly in realizing the ideal of the Completed
Testament Age, to allow all of humanity to have the Unification Principle
as their truth and Reverend Sun Myung Moon as
their Messiah. I respect, believe and depend on all the words and theology
of Reverend Sun Myung Moon and I give my oath
and pledge, raising my hands, to do all that I do together with the Lord.
- Horace Underwood (American
Presbyterian, first missionary to Korea):
I, Horace Underwood, joyfully celebrate the fact that the Second Coming
has come to Korea,
an eastern country that takes polite etiquette very seriously. I put my
hands together and bow to the Messiah. I pledge and give my word of honor
to devote all that I possess in attendance to the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Confucius: The 120 figures representing Confucianism pledge to accept
the Unification Principle as the truth and to believe and attend the Reverend
Sun Myung Moon as the Savior and Messiah in the
Completed Testament Age. (2001.12.19)
Baek Woo (who was outstanding in his
virtue): I give my oath that, centered on my teacher, Confucius, I will
accept the Unification Principle as the truth and attend Reverend Sun Myung Moon as the True Parent.
Ro (who developed the traditional Chinese political theory): I will
loyally follow the way of my master, Confucius.
- Min, Ja
Geon (who was outstanding in his virtue): As I have followed the great
Confucius throughout my life, I will trust and follow the way that he has
now taken. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, True
Parents, I will go the same way as my master. This I pledge.
- Jae A (along with Ja Gong, this person is renowned for his oratory):
Reverend Sun Myung Moon! The True Parents of
humankind! Following my teacher Confucius, I pledge to unite with the will
of the True Parents of humankind.
Woo (who had political capability, along with many other talents): I
cheer the Reverend Sun Myung Moon! I cheer the
True Parents of humankind! I cheer the Savior and Messiah! I, Yeom Woo, offer my pledge. I will believe and follow
the Savior of the new age, who is the Second Coming of Christ, and proceed
along this path with the great Confucius.
- Chung Gong (renowned
for his benevolence, great generosity and virtue): I will follow the path
that my master, Confucius, has taken.
- An Yeon
(an able disciple of Confucius' teachings, outstanding in his studiousness
and virtue): Until now, my teacher, Confucius, taught us disciples a way
to attain virtue and to follow the true way of a scholar. Witnessing the
fact that the Reverend Sun Myung Moon has guided
my teacher to the correct way of truth, I, An Yeon,
promise to believe and attend Reverend Sun Myung
Moon as well.
Gong (a great diplomat and political leader during the No and Wui dynasties of ancient China): I, Ja
Gong, believe that the Unification Principle is a great truth that can
shake the soul of all of humanity. Therefore, I shall arm myself with the Unification
Principle and guide Confucianists to a new and
revolutionary path. And because our master, Confucius, came to save our
souls, I resolve to become a part of the advance guard of the movement for
unification, along with him.
Ha (renowned for his fighting and literary abilities): As my master,
Confucius, humbly accepted and adopted this as the genuine truth, I, Ja Ha, pledge to be obedient to the way of the will of
Reverend Sun Myung Moon as well.
Yu (outstanding in literature, created a powerful school in the age of
the civil wars): Since this is the way that was chosen by my master,
Confucius, I, Ja Yu, will also offer my undying
passion in going this way.
Ja (leading theoretician of filial piety,
self-cultivation and loving kindness in Confucianism. Compiled "The
Great Learning," one of the Seven Chinese Classics): I believe that
the Unification Principle is a theory that can save all humanity, and that
it surpasses the teachings, virtues and studies of my master, Confucius.
Therefore, along with my master, I determine to receive the teachings of
the Unification Principle and the guidance of Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Yu (an advocate of filial piety): I was very moved and inspired by the
fact that God, who created the entire universe and human beings, is the
Parent of humankind. I respect Reverend Sun Myung
Moon, who has revealed such a great truth. I am grateful to my master's
loyalty and courageous decision. I wish to guide all Confucianists
to this truth.
Jang (an advocate of loyalty to and faith in one's king or ruler):
Even though I am a human being, I have found the genuine truth. Therefore,
even if that way may be one of suffering and difficulty, I believe that
following with an unchanging mind is the way of loyalty. So I pledge to
Reverend Sun Myung Moon that I will share the
suffering and joy of my teacher through following this path.
- Mencius (who taught
the divinity of human character): If our Parent is God, then the natural way
is to attend God. Therefore, I pledge that I will live in attendance to
the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and that I will do
this with unending passion. There is no greater truth than this.
- Sun Ja
(who taught the importance of education and propriety): I think that the
Unification Principle is a truth that can guide people on a clear road
through life. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, I thank
you and respect you. And I promise to dedicate myself to this great truth
Buddha: Reverend Sun Myung Moon! True
Parents! The 120 people of Buddhism vow and pledge to advance toward a movement
of peace that will guide humanity in a new direction. We pledge to attend God
as the Parent of humankind and Reverend Sun Myung
Moon as a True Parent, and to equip ourselves with the Unification Principle
and Unification Thought. (2001.12.20)
Sariputa (One of Buddha's ten greatest
disciples, who had outstanding wisdom): True Parents, Reverend Sun Myung Moon: the twelve Buddhist representatives have
resolved to dedicate themselves to your teachings. We respect the virtue
and teachings of Buddha and think that the way of Buddha was the way of
Keon Ryeon (One of
Buddha's ten greatest disciples, who had outstanding divine power):
Because I believed in and attended the teachings of Buddha, I will proceed
with a sincere heart. Reverend Sun Myung Moon,
the Savior of the Completed Testament Age, I resolve to follow the way of
God's will, along with Buddha.
Mahakassapa (One of Buddha's ten greatest disciples,
who systematized the Buddhist faith): I think that the Unification
Principle and Unification Thought are great teachings, not only for
Buddhists, but for all of humankind. I pledge to harmonize the teachings
of Buddha and the detailed teachings of the Unification Principle, to lift
up the will of God, who is the Parent of humankind, and of the Reverend
Sun Myung Moon, who is the True Parent.
Anuruddha (One of Buddha's ten greatest
disciples): Reverend Sun Myung Moon! I am
sincerely grateful for your revelation of and guidance along the way
toward the eternal future of humanity. I promise to pioneer a new way of
life, along with Buddha, and to meet you in an eternal place.
Subhadda (One of Buddha's ten greatest
disciples): I give thanks to have lived in faith in and attendance to
Buddha. I am now able to attend the Reverend Sun Myung
Moon and study the Unification Principle. I am deeply grateful for this. I
think that the way of truth lies in knowing that the true victor is the
one who can win the battles that human beings must fight from the cradle
to the grave. This is the fight within oneself. Now that I have
encountered the wonderful Unification Principle, I resolve and pledge to
make a new start following the guidance and teachings of my new teacher. I
can now courageously put aside my old way of thinking.
Purna (One of Buddha's ten greatest
disciples, the greatest Buddhist preacher): Human beings' birth, life
course and death proceed not according to human power but by the will of
God. What a great teacher we have met, the one who has taught us about God
and that God is our Parent! Reverend Sun Myung
Moon, although we are small and insufficient, we of the Buddhist faith
have resolved and pledged together, to lift up and attend the will of True
Parents, while attending Buddha.
- Ka, Jeon
Yeon (One of Buddha's ten greatest
disciples, the greatest at debate): There is a section of the Unification
Principle entitled "Give and Take Action." I truly admire and am
amazed by that content. The Unification Principle is organized perfectly;
it is the truth that can save humankind. The theory of Give and Take
Action seems at first glance to be commonplace, but it is actually a
monumental truth. It contains deep and meaningful content that is essential
for our following God's will. I think that the way of following Reverend
Sun Myung Moon, who has revealed the Unification
Principle, is the way of Heaven, and I promise that I will follow the way
Upali (One of Buddha's ten greatest
disciples, the greatest observant of the Buddhist commandments): Buddha
has always been patient, and he has not just taught us but has shown us
through his actions. The Unification Principle is very new to us, but
since Buddha learned and experienced everything on his own before bringing
it us, I cannot but absolutely believe in the Unification Principle.
Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the True Parent and
Messiah of humankind. I strongly resolve to believe and follow the
Messiah. I will advance toward a world of peace centered on God, by going
beyond all religious denominations.
Rahula (the son of Buddha, one of the ten
greatest disciples, who was not known to be a disciple): I, Rahula, think of Buddha not just as my father, but as
the father of all of us, and I am grateful that I lived a life of
asceticism. Now, I am grateful that Buddha has given me the opportunity to
access the Unification Principle, which allows me to go the way to the
eternal ideal of Heaven. I strongly resolve and pledge that we Buddhist
disciples will unite centered on Godism, which
can bring about an eternal world of peace for all humanity, while we
attend Reverend Sun Myung Moon as our True
Ananda (a younger cousin of Buddha, one of
the ten greatest disciples, the greatest in knowledge): It is only natural
to attend Reverend Sun Myung Moon as the Messiah
of the Completed Testament Age, because all of the fundamental truths
Buddha taught to us are found in the Unification Principle. I firmly
believe that God is our vertical Parent, and I pledge from now to follow
only one path.
- Yong Su (who studied
and developed Mahayana Buddhism): I firmly believe that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the True Parent, Messiah and Savior of
humankind. And I believe that the Unification Principle is the truth that
will save all of humanity. I resolve to stand in the forefront of a
movement to bring unity centered on Godism,
through overcoming the barriers that stand between religious
- Se Chin (who helped expand
the power of Mahayana Buddhism): I believe that Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who revealed the Unification Principle on
the earth, is the True Parent and Messiah. And I hope that the Unification
Principle will be passed on to all the people of Buddhist faith. I firmly
pledge to actively help in the movement for unification.
Muhammad: Since I, Muhammad, encountered the Unification Principle
and met the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, my worldview has
changed. I am now confident in everything. Everything seems new to me now. I am
filled with optimism and hope. This is because I have come to know the
fundamental will of God and that God is the Parent of humankind. I know now
that this is the way I must go. The basic way of life is to live in attendance
to our vertical and horizontal parents.
I cry out: Victory for God! Victory for Reverend Sun Myung
Moon, the True Parent, Messiah and Savior! All Muslims follow the will of
Muhammad. Allah, whom you have been following, was actually God, Jehovah. There
is only one God for humankind and God is our Parent. I offer my pledge. I
pledge to have faith in everything and follow the will of the Eternal God.
(First Khalifa): Allah is actually God. God and
Allah are the same being. Reverend Sun Myung Moon
has let the world know that God is the Parent of humankind. He is the True
Parent of humankind. Through the Unification Principle, I have discovered
truth that has moved me deeply. As Reverend Sun Myung
Moon has let me realize the correct fundamentals of human life and the
direction of history, I pledge to follow his way. Thank you.
Bin Kha Pab
(Second Khalifa): Muhammad is more passionate
and faithful than anyone else. As he introduced us to the Unification
Principle, Unification Theology and Reverend Sun Myung
Moon, he told us that if we believed in him this far, we should follow him
until the end. Moreover, Unification Principle and Unification Theology
moved me much more than the teachings of Muhammad did. When we realized
that God is our Parent, it hurt us quite a lot. There is only one God
called on by different religions, and His purpose is always exactly the
same. I was surprised by the fact that religions have fought over small
differences. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, I will go
forward. I pledge to attend and to follow the will of the True Parent of
Bin Afan (Third Khalifa):
I have realized that even though the Unification Principle is new, it is a
precious truth that can truly change and renew human beings. I sincerely realized
God's pain as He waited for humanity for so long. Reverend Sun Myung Moon is qualified to be the Messiah of the
Completed Testament Age, and the True Parent of all humankind. I pledge to
have faith in, and follow, this great teacher.
- Ali Bin Abi Palib (Fourth Khalifa): I wish to say, "Victory to
Muhammad!" Because I followed Muhammad, I came to know the
Unification Principle and was able to meet Reverend Sun Myung Moon. We are all grateful to both of these
people. The Unification Principle provides very accurate and clear
guidance for humanity. Muslims, your hard work and devotion have not been
in vain. I desire that you receive the teachings of Reverend Sun Myung Moon. He is a great teacher, Messiah and Savior
of the Completed Testament Age. He clearly directs humanity concerning the
final problem of the afterlife. I desire that Muslims study Unification
Principle. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, thank you
for your hard work. I will believe in and follow True Parents.
- Abdullah Bin Abbas (A scholar in the Age of Sahaba,
who interpreted the Quran): Muhammad has shown us great courage and
passion. He did not allow us to be mistaken about God. I, Abdulla bin Abbas, will follow with total faith everything that
Muhammad decides. And, although I have not heard the Unification Principle
many times, I can say that it is very systematic and well-organized. I
think its logical analysis touched Muhammad's mind. I also accept it and
believe it. I pledge to work hard testifying to Muslims, while believing
in the vertical God and the horizontal True Parents.
- Abdullah Bin Masud (An interpreter of the Quran who lived in
the days of Muhammad): I believe that Unification Principle will move
Muslims greatly. I desire that all Muslims take interest in the activities
of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who is the Savior
and True Parent in the Completed Testament Age, and study Unification
Principle. Allah, whom we have attended thus far, is none other than God.
The world is a wide place. Muslims, please try to broaden your
conservative thinking and ideas. I will believe in and attend Reverend Sun
Myung Moon, the True Parent of humankind, who
revealed the Unification Principle.
Bin Khab (An interpreter of the Quran, who
lived in the days of Muhammad): Reverend Sun Myung
Moon! True Parents of all humanity! I believe in the Messiah, who is the
Savior. I also have faith in the fact that the Unification Principle is an
eye-opening truth that can guide the future of the world and the afterlife
of all humanity. I will go forward believing in and attending the True
Parents of humankind. This I pledge and swear.
- Amu Hanifa
(Founder of the Hanapi School):
Unification Principle is so moving. Words cannot express the greatness of
its truth. It is definitely a revelation from God. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, True Parents, thank you for your hard
work. As the future and afterlife of all of humanity has now been clearly
revealed through Unification Principle, Earth and Heaven should be happy
and cheer, "Victory! Victory!" I pledge to believe in and attend
Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Bin Anas (Founder of the Maliki School): Muhammad did not persuade
us. He did not even teach us the details of the Unification Principle. We
were moved by the look in his eyes and quality of his actions, once he
learned about the Unification Principle. Muhammad's courage and vision,
manifested as if the whole world were his, moved us. I believe in Reverend
Sun Myung Moon, the True Parent and Savior of
humankind, and I believe that the Unification Principle is a revelation
from God. We pledge to equip ourselves with the Unification Principle and
to follow unchangingly, actively supporting the work of the True Parents.
(Founder of the Shafi School):
The Unification Principle is an eye-opening gospel given to humankind.
Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who has come as a True
Parent! I'm sorry that I have not been given enough time to express how I
am moved, but I am truly grateful to you. Without a revelation from God,
the Unification Principle couldn't have appeared on the Earth. I firmly
pledge to believe in and attend the Messiah in the Completed Testament
- Ahmad Bin Hanbal (Founder of the Hanballi School): Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the Savior of humankind, thank you! Thank
you for your hard work. The Unification Principle proves everything. I
will believe in and attend you.
(Founder of the Sunni branch): I first would like to shout, "Victory
to Muhammad!" Because of his having devoted all of his passion to
Allah, he has been able to find the Unification Principle. Now, I hope
that those of the Muslim faith will believe in and follow Muhammad until
the end. The Unification Principle is not a theory that came from the
brain of a person on Earth. It is the new gospel, which Reverend Sun Myung Moon revealed through revelations from God.
Reverend Sun Myung Moon! True Parents! O
Messiah, O Savior! Victory! Victory! Victory! I firmly resolve to go the
way of loyalty and filial piety, while believing and attending the True
Three people from among the 12 representatives
(founder of the Advaita Vedanta): I am very
sorry to have to tell you my reflection on the Unification Principle after
having listened to lectures for but a short period of time. I will try to
make a worthy statement in the time given. Through this seminar, I newly
realized the following: that God is the Parent of humankind, that in order
to correct the deviated history, God sent providential central figures,
that God sent the great teacher Reverend Sun Myung
Moon as the Savior of humankind, and that the Unification Principle has
been revealed as the new truth, to teach humankind the correct path. God!
Reverend Sun Myung Moon!
Because Hinduism didn't know of the existence of
the one God, our religious ceremonies were very complex, and as the ages and
environments changed, our religion adopted various local and ethnic religious
forms. However, the Hindu mind always desired to find an absolute being.
Whether it is expressed through a local religion or a philosophical ideology,
is not the desire to find God lodged within the original character of all human
Through listening to the Unification Principle, I, Shankara, have clearly realized that God has been involved
in the internal world of human beings. Now, since I know God's fundamental
purpose, I have rid myself of all of my previous thoughts. I will organize all
my thought patterns centered on Godism. And I will
think over Reverend Sun Myung Moon's theory about how
to save humanity, God's love, and the dispensational history of restoration. I
will invest all that I have to go the way of genuine truth, while thinking
carefully about everything I do.
Reverend Moon! Thank you. It is a great honor that
you have thought of the religion of Hinduism. As a representative of Hinduism,
I pledge to become a pioneer in the unification movement.
(A pioneer of dualistic philosophy, who built the Temple of Krishna):
After listening to the Unification Principle, I realize that we have been
spending much time on things that are pointless. There exists a Creator, a
causal being, but as humanity didn't know about the cause, neither could
we know about the effect -- this world. I, Madwa,
am mortified that I spent so much time meditating and reasoning, when that
was all pointless. Of what use are arguments over monism or dualism
without the guidance originally intended for humankind?
O God! I, Madwa, have
been able to find You. I did not even dream that You are the Parent of
humankind. Although we lived wrongly, now that we have found the genuine truth
in the eternal afterlife, we will be grateful to God and start our lives over.
We will absolutely obey the guidance and teachings of Reverend Moon, who is a
great leader, a great teacher and the True Parent.
Moreover, I, Madwa, will
pour all my energy into completely understanding the Unification Principle.
Gautama (Founder of the Niyaya philosophy
and the philosophy and practice of yoga): I was severely shocked when I
realized that God is the Parent of humankind. Even though there is an
ideal place in which God and His children should have lived together from
the time we were created, up until now, we have turned our face away from
God and have created an unprincipled history. When I realize that we need
to discard atheistic philosophy completely, my mind is so troubled,
infinitely troubled. What can I do? There is no other way. I cannot
explain how I feel. I am filled with regret, lamentation and nausea.
The Unification Principle gives us new hope. It is
so clear. God did not create man and woman to be complicated. God gave
humankind one correct way. I feel that after having floated in a sky endlessly,
I have been rearranged and recreated as a new human being. This is not a time
for lament and regret, but rather to have new hope and energy as I attend
Reverend Moon, whom God has sent as the Messiah. Therefore, I firmly offer my
Reverend Moon! Thank you for having called
Hinduism. From the moment we encounter this new truth, Hindus will not live
quietly. I firmly pledge to be obedient to God.
- Karl Marx (1818-1883,
The founder of Marxism; born in Trier,
Germany.): I, Marx, affirm God's existence and that He is the Parent of
all humankind. I denied God and shouted loudly with confidence to the
extent that people believed me more than God. Now I'd like to reveal my
experience with God to the whole world. I felt that my theoretical
paradigm was crumbling as I listened to the Godism
lecture. At the same time my pride was damaged severely. When I listened
to Godism, I thought it was a dream, but it was
not. Then a beam of light came into my heart like a red-hot bullet.
I, Marx, have met God. I have found that He is the
Parent of humankind. I have felt the greatness of God's love. I clearly convey
to you who God is. He is the Parent of humankind. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who is on the Earth, brought this fact to
light. The Divine Principle and Unification Thought express the original
standards that open the way to salvation, so you must read them. I ask this of
you seriously. I clearly say that I apologize for my past to God and True
Parents and love them and am proud of them.
- Lenin (Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov; 1870-1924,
The leader of the Russian Revolution, the October 1917 revolution,
Chairman of The People's Commissariat.): God certainly exists. He exists
as the Parent of humankind. In spite of that, I put myself on the vanguard
of Communist revolution with a sword in my hands, shouting out that there
are no parents. I made their hearts ache.
I announce to Communists: God, Jehovah, certainly
exists and He is the Parent of humankind. The Communist counties will perish
without fail. The ideal of Communism will be realized by its being engrafted
upon Unification Thought. I have an earnest request for you. There is only one
way for Communist countries to live and that is to follow Reverend Moon's
guidance. Please study the Divine Principle in detail. Please receive the
thought of Reverend Moon and study it deeply. If you do so, you will attend God
more truly than the thinkers or politicians of the Free World. This is the only
way to live truly. If you follow my words, it will release me from unimaginable
suffering and agony. I beg this of you. Communist countries must re-arrange everything
as soon as possible. I met God. The spirit doesn't die, but lives. This is my
last wish, given in blood from the world of Heaven. "God is alive. God is
the Parent of humankind."
- Stalin (Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili,
1879-1953, Lenin's successor, who communized Russia.): Friends in
Communist countries, I am Stalin. You have had wrong thinking. As the way
you are going is not the way you should go, you must turn to the right
path as soon as possible. One's life on the Earth determines the place one
will live in the heavenly world. Our beliefs are wrong. The worst of it is
that we deny and ignore God, who is the origin of the cosmos. The God we
denied is the Parent of humankind. God is not a theological existence, but
is our Parent.
Those at whom we laughed live well in spirit world.
It is certain that they didn't go to Hell. When we laughed at them, they and
God loved us. We live in the bottom of Hell here. Do you understand what it
means? People here don't treat each other as human beings, but as material. If
there were any means to rid myself of this pain, I would do it. The place one
dwells in the spirit world cannot be decided by power, honor or gold. It is
decided by the sincerity of your life on the Earth. First, know and believe God
and attend Him. Second, completely clarify your way of life.
Please receive the will of Reverend Moon
completely, open your minds and build churches for the worship of God and hold
worship services. Reverend Moon reflects the image of God, even though he is a
man, and he is struggling intensely to save Communist countries. His thought is
messianic, especially for the Communist countries. You must receive his
ideology of peace immediately. I, the dictator who denied God, cry out to all
the Communist countries on the Earth. Please believe in God and seek for Him.
- Deng Xiao Ping
(1902-1997, the Chairman of Chinese Communist Party.): Thanks be to God
for forgiving the one who committed sin. Thank you Reverend Moon for
working hard to save those in Hell and in the Communist bloc.
Friends in the Communist Party! The word that
followed me was one that made God's heart bleed. I now know that I was a
terrible sinner. Reverend Moon is the one who brought to light Unification
Thought and the Divine Principle, and he is the father of humankind named as
True Parent by God. Follow him and be guided by him. Communism has misled
humankind. God exists as the Parent of humankind. We all became rebels against
God. The spirits are destined to live here in the spirit world. There is no way
for Communists to live, but by following Reverend Moon's guidance. This is my
earnest wish and appeal.
A Letter From God
Dear Beloved True Parents, I am the God of all people. I am the God of
all people. I am the God of all people. My beloved son. My beloved son. My
beloved son, I, the God of all people, love True Parents! I love you greatly! I
hold you dearly!
How could I help but feel happiness and gratitude for you, who are my
son? If there were a word better than "love," I would like to borrow
that verb, but I can't think of a better word. Although the True Parents reside
in a deep place in my heart, I cannot adequately express my love for you in
As you, the True Parents, have now succeeded in everything and have
raised everything to its true level, you are now the Savior, Messiah and King
of Kings of all of humanity!!! Because on December 25, 2001, the Founders and
representatives of Christianity and the other religions adopted written
resolutions in which they without exception resolved to participate in
realizing the peaceful unification of the cosmos, while attending the True
Parents, it is right and proper that the True Parents are exalted in the
position of True Parents of all humankind. I, the God of all people, desire this
and want to see it happen.
Despite the people of the world not yet fully understanding the position
of True Parents, because the position should be fulfilled internally, I, the
God of all people, invite the True Parents to the position of King of Kings.
Because the True Parents have, in my place, endured countless difficult
paths, I now want to bestow upon you all of the gratitude, inspiration,
excitement and joy that I have been feeling. I want you to inherit all that is
My beloved True Parents! I have wanted to express my heart to you for a
long time, but I have not had such an opportunity. However, now this daughter
of mine has looked into my heart. This has allowed this time to come to pass,
and I would like to express to you my gratitude.
True Parents! My beloved True Parents! I want to hold you in my bosom and
not let you go! It is a waste for me to walk the floor with my two legs. I want
to hold you all night and talk to you!
I, the God of all people, have faith. I believe in the True Parents. I
know and remember all of the difficulties, pain and suffering that you have had
to endure. I have seen it all. It was all my responsibility, yet you endured
and raised a victorious standard. How can I ever forget you? I am grateful.
I am so happy because of you. Truly, I thank you for your hard work.
My beloved True Parents, victory to you! Victory to the Saviors of
humanity! Victory to the King of Kings, True Parents!
I, the God of all people, sincerely convey this to my beloved True
"Clarification of Terminology Used in
"Clouds of Witnesses: The Saints' Testimonies"