Unification News for May 2004
Some changes of the Family Pledge
Following are the instructions given on the occasion of the 44th Anniversary of True Parents’ Day celebration on April 19, 2004, in the New Yorker Hotel in the United States.
In his prayer at the 7 AM pledge service, Father prayed: "On the 44th anniversary of True Parents’ Holy Wedding, on this day, April 19, when we are celebrating this 44th anniversary celebration following the liberation of the world of angels and the complete freeing of the Cain and Abel worlds, the combined name of the heavenly world and earthly world has been established. All nations have welcomed the historic commemoration day on which I can proclaim the day of total freedom on the foundation of the realm of liberation of the Cosmic Parent, the Parents of Heaven and Earth, and the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind."
True Father has spoken a great deal for the sake of the restoration of the original world of creation. In the past he gave us the Divine Principle; and in the Completed Testament Age he designated the Completed Testament content (The Completed Testament Age and the Ideal Kingdom, Blessed Families and the Ideal Kingdom I, II).
He has now designated "Cheon Seong Gyeong" (The "Holy Scripture of Heaven" or "Heavenly Bible") as the text for the era of Cheon Il Guk. Cheon Seong Gyeong contains the essence of all that True Father has said until now.
Changes to the Family Pledge
Family Pledge Part 2.
Before the change: "….. we will perfect the dutiful way of …..and divine sons and daughters in Heaven and Earth…"
After the change: "….. we will perfect the dutiful way of …..and a family of divine sons and daughters in Heaven and Earth…"
Family Pledge Part 8.
Before the change: "……thereby perfecting the realm of liberation of the Kingdom of God on Earth and in Heaven…"
After the change: "……thereby perfecting the realm of liberation and the realm of being completely free, in the Kingdom of God on Earth and in Heaven…"
The realm of liberation (haebang) means ‘liberation’ in a conditional sense, in that it means obtaining freedom because the time has come. The realm of "being completely free" (seokbang) means a complete transformation through an internal qualitative change. This means the removal of all satanic elements and a substantial transformation of all things internal.
Proclamation of Anshi-il
(Day of the Attendance of Safe Settlement)
Until now the 7th day has been the Sabbath. But with God’s liberation and the expansion of the realm of goodness, God can now rest on all seven days. Therefore centering on the number eight, the number signifying a new beginning, True Father has designated Anshi-il (Day of the Attendance of Safe Settlement) and has asked us to uphold this tradition.
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