A CRITIQUE OF DR. ANDREW WILSON’S ARTICLE
“Our Alignment in the Era of True Mother”
by James Borer (UTS 1980)
June 2, 2017
(Note: Quotations from the article are marked with italics).
“Our Alignment” doesn’t change with Father’s passing to the spiritual world. Father who lived, and lives, in both worlds, established the eternal physical kingdom on the earth and chose his successor.
It is not the “Era of True Mother.” It remains the era of the long-awaited Kingdom of God on earth. According to scripture, the bride of the Messiah forgets her lineage and, instead of her satanic lineage, she honors her sons; (OT). Jesus promises that the spiritual True Mother will come without name, in his name, and she will remind Christians of all that Jesus taught; (NT). Father said Mother will urge all to love True Adam; but she will only receive love from him, not love from archangels; (CT).
Old Testament – Psalm 45:10-17
Ode for a Royal Wedding
Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear;
forget your people and your father’s house;
Instead of your fathers shall be your sons;
you will make them princes in all the earth.
New Testament – John 14:25-26
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Completed Testament – Cheon Seong Gyeong, p. 213, (124-73, 1983.1.23)
The Mission of the True Parents
So the path that the mother, Eve, should walk is to unite Cain and Abel and return to Adam. Therefore, no matter how universal a love Mother wants to receive, I cannot give such love. That is her situation.
[H]e passed on in 2012 to take his place in heaven…
No. Father remains on earth through his lineage; in his words, his “substantial body Hyung Jin Moon.” Jesus, without offspring, could not remain physically. Yet, in the desperation of God at the Last Supper, Jesus left his body and blood in the form of consecrated bread and wine. In this way, Jesus’ physical presence is still honored today after two thousand years.
Of course, the most obvious change is that Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon,
True Mother, has begun putting her stamp on the movement.
In the model of the spiritual True Mother prefigured by the Holy Spirit, Mother’s task is to remind everyone of Father’s words and deeds. No change is necessary. Men and women must put the teaching into practice in the spirit of true humility to the Lord.
[In] the 2000s when we could witness the dawning of God’s royal sovereignty.
Royal sovereignty involves succession which certainly involves lineage. Even the fallen world is certain of that. The wife of a king does not reign.
First, it is the era of women. In coming to value True Mother, we are beginning to understand what it means that she is the embodiment of Mother God on earth.
There is One God. The Divine Principle teaches that God as the internal masculine subject, created the universe as His external feminine object. Creation is further divided into masculinity and femininity. “No created being has value in its existence aside from the ideal of reciprocity.” (Cheon Seong Gyeong, p. 475)
Men and women live for each other in their marital unity. It demands daily effort since all men and women are sinners in a sinful world. Mother’s respect and support of Father, and her working together with him, should be the guide for women and all of us descendants of the devil. True women, blessed by God, do not want to become archangels to replace archangelic men. They want their husbands to become Christ-like. They want to become Brides of Christ in beautiful splendor engendering the fullness of love in their families; bringing husbands and children to maturity.
The rigors of the indemnity course were required to defeat an archangel. This was a masculine approach – sacrificing and fighting until he submitted.
Jesus and Revered Moon called God “Father.” “He who has seen me has seen the Father.” (Jn. 14:9) Jesus did not say that seeing him was seeing half of God. In Eden, God created Adam and then created Eve from Adam; similarly, God created Father, and then created Mother from him as Father raised and educated her.
True Mother has lifted up the word hyo jeong, filial heart[.]
In a public speech of Mother’s, delivered after Father’s passing, Mother stated that the original sin was a lack of filial piety on the part of Adam and Eve. Her focus on filial piety had obvious implications directed at the successor son, while downplaying the relationship of the archangel and Eve who disregarded the word of God.
[T]here are many points of her leadership we can emulate.
Mother should not lead. Let people draw distinctions between Father’s leadership and that of his successor but she should never facilitate separation between True Parents. Differences are naturally drawn between subjects (Father – Son; King 1 – King 2 – King 3) but should never be used to divide subject and object unity (Father – Mother). This principle is true throughout creation.
As Father said, and numerous Biblical examples demonstrate, Mother should work to unite people with the designated Abel and return to receive love from him.
First, it goes without saying that she, more than anyone else, honors True Father, treasures his words, and seeks to complete what he began.
This would be laughable but for the countless spiritual deaths caused by her not honoring Father and his words. Dr. Wilson demolishes this statement with his own words:
She honored his words by packaging them in the three Cheon II Guk scriptures – a more attractive and accessible collection than the diverse group of texts Father designated as the Eight Textbooks.
My brother’s legal will left a used car to a relative. His intent for the used car was honored more than Father’s blood, sweat, and tear-stained words that Father said would be the “eternal Eight Textbooks”; required reading even in the spirit world. Those who know Father’s words but do not honor them will find themselves in the hell of spirit world where Father’s words are not “attractive and accessible.”
Second, when True Mother speaks, there’s deep heart in every word…
This should not be structured as a comparison to Father.
Third, True Mother is a builder. At Cheongpyeong she is building a beautiful complex…
Father, the Returning Christ and Son of God, is the Substantial Temple of God.
Fourth, True Mother is creative and expresses her own uniqueness.
Father and Mother are distinct persons. Mrs. Eu, on tour at Mother’s request, said that Mother did not appreciate Hyung Jin nim’s interest in spiritual traditions like Father did. Now, after Father’s transition to spirit world, followers of Mother excuse her disagreements with Father by saying that True Parents are one. However, this statement dispels the belief that they are one.
God is One. Adam and Eve are distinct persons, created in His image, who work to fulfill the joyful purpose of creation. Dr. Wilson and followers of Mother portray her as “the embodiment of Mother God on earth.” They make Two Gods while presenting True Parents as one person. This reversal of the Divine Principle teaching abandons the reciprocal joy of all creation as well as God’s purpose in creating. This view also makes Mother the resident God physically alive on the earth. Thus, it is a false theology and she must be the usurper of the Kingdom of God on earth.
She has her own style, different from True Father’s. For one thing, she doesn’t preach for hours on end or give numerous detailed directions to follow.
Conclusion: Father talked too long and gave too many details to follow.
Finally, let me say one thing that was not said in the article: Thank you, Father.
Dr. Wilson’s article was found here.