True Mother’s Words for the 30th Anniversary of the Segye Times
The following is an official translation of True Mother’s words at the 30th Anniversary of the Seyge Times on the 7th day of the 1st month in the 7th year of Cheon Il Guk (2019.2.11) at the Lotte Hotel Seoul.
Distinguished international leaders!
Today we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Segye Times. I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the distinguished guests who have graced this occasion with their presence.
My husband and I are well known worldwide as religious leaders. Then how did we come to establish a newspaper. The early 1980s was a time when the United States, the nation representing democracy, faced the threat of communist powers. South America was also in the same situation. From within the Christian cultural sphere with its belief in God, communism emerged declaring “God is dead.” At that time, communism was conquering the world. In that situation, the United States could have been in danger. Moreover, in Washington, D.C., which could be considered the world’s capital city, there was only one newspaper.
As you all know, The Washington Post is not a conservative journal. At that time, True Parents decided to create The Washington Times. Why would we do that? My husband and I are the Messiah. We are the Saviors. That means True Parents have the responsibility to teach people so that everyone can know and attend God. In fact, even though we have received a lot of persecution from Christians in Korea, because we are the Messiah, we knew that if America collapsed, God would have no place to stand. That is why we founded The Washington Times. It will be 36 years old this year.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the founding of The Segye Times. During that time, as older people know, Korea was walking a difficult path, threatened by communism. This country saw its liberation in 1945. In 1950, when the Korean War started, how unknown this country was! How is it possible that troops from 16 UN nations came for the sake of such a country and shed their blood here? Have you ever thought about that? In our National Anthem we can find the line: “May God protect and preserve our nation; Mansei for Korea!” Do you know what it really means? We can no longer delay in revealing the truth of Heaven’s providence. That is why I am proclaiming, “I am the Messiah.” With human-oriented political and economic theory, Korea cannot become a true, unified nation.
The owner of this country is God the Creator. You have to know in detail who God is, what Heaven’s providence entails, and why the Messiah should come.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus came as the True Parent of humanity, but he could not fulfill God’s Will and died on the cross. He said, “I will come again.” Then the disciples resurrected through the Holy Spirit, and Christianity could begin. In the early days Christians received a lot of persecution. In the year 313, Rome recognized Christianity, which grew centered on the peninsula of Italy. Christianity spread briskly through the continent of Europe to the island of Great Britain.
In the 17th century, King James had the Bible translated into English. Many laypersons could then study the Word. Over the years, in the Catholic cultural sphere there have been many failures. Many bad things have occurred. Within the norms we human beings created, the human spirit was confined. That is why communism could emerge. Due to these laypersons, there appeared a movement through which people could attend God from their hearts. It was the Puritan movement. They chose to migrate to the United States. That nation was founded more than 200 years ago and became the central nation and representative of democracy for the whole world. Many countries have existed over thousands of years, but Heaven stood by America. If this is so, this nation of the United States needed to take responsibility for the sake of God’s Will and for humankind.
In order to teach these things to America, and awaken that nation to that it could fulfill its mission, True Parents, as the Saviors, founded The Washington Times.
The same applies to Korea. The country faced a national crisis, its light was dimming, and it was questionable whether the country could serve God. We could not look to the world. In such a situation, because we are the True Parents, we created The Segye Times.
The Segye Times is not a newspaper that simply informs; it is a newspaper that educates. In the world today there are over 200 countries, but many of these countries feel their existence is threatened, even the larger nations.
I don’t think the air in this country of Korea was polluted a few years ago. Of course, this country is also responsible, but isn’t the large country of China actually polluting our air? For this reason, a few years ago I proclaimed, “Let’s awaken China!” One Mongolian housewife saw that the land was undergoing desertification and started planting trees and created a garden of greenery. I heard this on the news. If China were to open its eyes to this situation, wouldn’t that be wonderful?
Increasingly, neither large nor small nations can survive on their own. They have to exist together; only then can there be a future. The United Nations’ was created so that all nations could connect as one, and to establish peace; yet nations are not making unity. The reason is that they give priority to their own national interests. They cannot become one based solely on human intelligence and human effort. That is the bottom line. So what is to be done?
The original Owner is the Creator, God! God’s purpose for creating human beings was so that He could become a parent. Our Heavenly Parent, who exists as invisible spirit, created us out of a desire to become the visible True Parents to humanity.
There is only one conclusion. This country and all the countries of the world need to join a movement of serving God, the Owner. The unification of North and South Korea, and becoming a Heavenly Unified Korea, this is the future for this country. That is what I have requested from The Segye Times.
There is no perfection in ignorance. Education is needed. From now on, The Segye Times will go that way. Government leaders assembled here today, everyone from the academic world—this country, as a healthy country, will be able to be proud in front of humankind. You will want us to be such a country. As quickly as possible, the people of this nation should become filial sons and daughters that serve Heavenly Parent. This is the only way for this country to survive. I ask you to please encourage, guide and send a lot of love to The Segye Times, which is taking the lead in these efforts.