Foundation Day 2013 was the culmination of years long undertaking, whereby God and True Parents became one. February 22nd marked the 8th anniversary of this historic event.
On January 13th, 2001, Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon declared the Coronation of God’s Kingship. Rev. Moon often shared how Foundation Day is the first day of the New Eden, where we must have a clean, pure heart during this new beginning and time of rebirth.
Rev. Moon expressed the significance of this declaration by stating: “You must not forget this Memorial Day. Even if there is a quarrel between a husband and a wife, if you provoked it, you must resolve everything on January 13th.
“In the West, thirteen is the worst of all numbers. If the centre consists of 12 months, the principle of Heaven and Earth must circulate through the year. However, since this does not exist, everything is in chaos and this place has become an irrational, confusing world.
“God’s desire is to straighten this out; therefore, once you understand this, you must abide by this principle even if you have to die one thousand times. Think of this moment as a time of making unbreakable, impermeable determination.”
From that day, the True Parents began a twelve-year countdown towards the Foundation Day, on January 12th, 2013. Over the twelve years, Foundation Day was often referenced as Father announced how many years were left to go. He clearly saw it was the “Promised Land” or “New Eden”.
However, as we know, Rev. Moon was unable to physically attend Foundation Day as he passed away 172 days before the landmark occasion. It was therefore left to Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon to keep the dream and hope alive. On the first Foundation Day, True Mother expressed her determination in fulfilling Rev. Moon’s ambition.
Dr. Balcomb, UK National Leader, has commemorated the anniversary by stating: “When True Parents declared the ceremony for the Coronation of God’s Kingship 20 years ago in 2001, the world had just moved into a new millennium.
“Father started speaking about his vision of how the world would be 1000 years in the future, when God’s Kingdom would have been established for hundreds of years and people would have forgotten all about the painful history of restoration.
“He made it clear that to live in such a kingdom, one had to follow just a few simple laws which he called the ‘Constitution’ of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
The speech where Foundation Day was announced was also where the three “Iron Laws” of living in the Kingdom of Heaven were declared.
The first law is in regards to purity and the importance of preserving the lineage, and keeping it completely pure. The second law is not to violate human rights and therefore treat everyone equally without predudice.
The third law is to refrain from stealing public money which means not to use public funds to fulfil selfish desires.
Furthermore, Rev. Moon said Foundation Day occurs when two people substantially become one, thereby creating the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, which can only be realised through unity and love among humankind.
Let us continue to serve one another with a selfless heart as we celebrate the 8th anniversary of Foundation Day.
You can watch the live celebration of Foundation Day from Korea on February 24th at 12:00 a.m. UK time.