Bengt born 1950
I was introduced to the Principle Family by Aila Willits, in Stockholm Sweden 1979...
"Feed the hungry and thirsty" - I was pretty alone and spiritually starving after 3 years in my small flat.
Clever Aila and her church-friends invited me every weekend for a few hours of nice "love-bombing" together with tea and delicate sandwishes - ALL on ONE CONDITION! that I read one chapter DP aloud for her every weekend until Book finnished. ;-)
I was hooked :-)
... 1979 version of Aila from Finland (now living in Australia).
During the 20 year I as well as many others have witnessed and defended the Divine Principles, I have gained more and more understanding how everything is being fulfilled in this wonderful revelation.
The breakdown of communism, immorality spreading (not the least in my own country of Sweden). Ethnical conflicts and war. The same time as there is a strong trend towards globalization of economy and information (internet, global mobile telephony, EU, NAFTA, Euro=common currency). All adding up to a global structure of economy and a global world Family.
When we read the swedish newspapers and hear on the news of more extreme sexual violence and transgressions, my thoughts go to the correct sexual explanation of human sin that the Principle gives.
It is no mere coincidence this is happening now.
We clearly are living in The End of Times, as the Bible long ago predicted would come, with the living Physical Messiah on earth. And as he time and time again pointed out, we now see the fruit of the first Adam and Eves sin, in spreading adultery and sexual transgressions.
All unholy is disclosed! (Clinton-Levinsky affair)
All the cards are on the table in these webpages.
Everyone can read all prophecies that Sun Myung Moon had fulfilled during the 53 years (since 15 of August 1945) he has spoken.
No other then the Lord of the Second Advent has this ability to see and lead the human spiritual development towards an absolute sinless world. A true Heaven on Earth.
During these 20 years I have experienced many things, both positive and negative.
I am well aware of the warnings in Scripture about wrong teachings and antichrist appearance at the End of Times.
In this way you could say that in the beginning of the 80's I evaluated the risk of spreading a false Gospel (?), against the risk of missing and rejecting the returning Lord, and not supporting his mission.
My conclusion was that the Spirit of Truth, that Jesus spoke of in Scripture, was in this message and the in man who brought it.
This was not an easy decision, since at that time 1979, there was VIOLENT opposition against the Unification Church all over Europe, and especially in the US.
It was like if there were 9 positive things and 1 negative experience within the movement. Then the 1 negative person got all the media attention and headlines in Sweden, regardless if it happened in Sweden or elsewhere.
My conclusion was that IF this is the Returning Lord then there must be strong spiritual evidence that confirms it. Like Jesus being well testified already at his birth.
As an answer to this thought I got a reference to the book written by the famous Arthur Ford, about his life as a medium. One whole chapter was about a stunning Ford-session during 1964-65, which was arranged by Bo Hi Pak for Sun Myung Moon.
This chapter had a clear testimony:
Mr. Moon is one of those who is directing the thought of people back to these simple Principles stripped of all superstition, stripped of all ecclesiastical and religious symbolism. He is doing exactly what Jesus in his life tried to do - what every man who has ever been a channel of revelation has tried to do. God has never had anything to reveal to man except these two things: ( 1) that God is and (2) that Man is a part of the Divine Creation. And what God is, in their concept, every man is in the process of becoming. Mr. Moon is not antagonistic - (in nothing he says).
Mr. Moon in deep meditation can project himself and be seen just as Jesus has been able to project himself and be seen by the saints. This is one of the marks - of the Messiahs always.
This part of the text, especially the bold line, has become like a declaration of faith for myself over the years.
In the beginning it was 3 parts that upheld the revelation Moon brought to Korea already in 1945.
1. the Divine Principles (the religious part and the foundation for all other texts).
2.VOC Victory over Communism
Victory over Communism was an ideological alternative, written by Sung Han Lee, based on the Principle, as a doctrine that completely disclosed the false doctrine of Communism. It opened the door for a spiritual true alternative, that God exists and loves human beings and therefore has again sent his son to the earth to create a Heaven for all, by removing the original sin.
Many have asked me why rev. Moon is so much against communism.
I think the main reason is that in a communistic society there is no freedom of speech or thought. And therefore a new revelation like the Principle can not be freely proclaimed.
Therefore one of the first missions of many of the returning Messiah is to break down communism by the New Truth, and thereafter freely spreading it all over the globe.
One humoristic thing was that I tried to fulfil my mission by going out on the streets with a anti-communist sign-board. Of course I did not have any success in Gothenburg. But at least I tried to follow the providence with my small effort.
This was in the beginning of the 80's and there were no signs of the cold war ending soon or that the Berlinwall would crumble (1989)
I soon returned to just giving Principle lectures.
Over the years I translated much of the material into swedish, that you can see on the webpages today. This was very inspiring and rewarding.
I have never ever been led so strongly into different spiritual books and texts.
Books within and outside the movement.
In my view there is one weakness with the Principle-movement. If you are going to fulfil your responsibility as a disciple to the returning Lord, depends very much of your concepts of following and being a disciple to the Messiah. How much responsibility you feel. And how much your ancestors can support you.
Most of the negative experience I have had over the years is the almost total
indifference from the people I have met.
Many ministers in Gothenburg has received the material. But they all totally reject the idea that anyone else then Jesus is the one Returning Christ.
This is like an exact parallel to the rejection, based on Scripture, of Jesus 2000 years ago by the scribes.
Unification Thought is the philosophical interpretation of the Principle. Done by the late Dr. Sang Hun Lee.
Please read his testimonies from the spiritual world.
1980 I was sent (interesting word - "was sent" - In those days you just followed Abel, with no discussions. Today I am more rebellious;)... to England for the European mobilization in Leeds.
Leeds was the "swedish" city. - Each major City in UK had a nation mobilized to it.
We witnessed and gave out leaflets in the daytime. Fundraising "pub-running" in the evening. I see it in retrospect as mostly a hard indemnity time. For me it was most rewarding when I sometimes could sneak away to the library and read all the old books about the spiritual world. Very spiritual rewarding for me.
Coming back to Sweden I started supporting the Swedish providence in Gothenburg. 1981-84
I translated many speeches and spiritual material into Swedish, that later ended up as webpages.
Spirit world ensured me success was already given (1960 Holy Blessing) and the importense that I wrote down a chronicle over church activities. That later become the extensive Swedish UC history chronicle; see Enighetsrörelsens historia
Faith Jones who later (1984, after Moons son Hung Jin Nim went over to the spir. world) went all over Europe, channeling messages from Jesus, Hung Jin Nim, was a former medium and member of a spiritual church in Leeds. She became my friend then in 1980. She also later came to Sweden in 1984.
She told us how she was thrown (?) out of the spir. church when she defended Sun Myung Moon and his revelation.
In 1985 my wife and I started our family. 1987 we moved to Gothenburg, pioneering Gothenburg.
We had our first daughter in 1988, second 1990 and our latest in 1992.
Our Family in Gothenburg Botanical Garden, late 80s.
(It seems in retrospect we were better raising physical than spiritual children over those years;) )
In 1996 I started to work with webpages. At that time Damian Andersson and Paul Ettle where the pioneers. Even if Gary Fleisher, as the real Internet pioneer; check out www.tparents.org, already had an ftp archive since the middle of the 80's. The clickable graphical webwindow was the real breakthrough.
Through my work I was greatly blessed by being sent to webcourses and being responsible for the webproduction at my work. In the evening I continued with the churchpages from my computer at home.
It has been very rewarding with many positive remarks from brothers and sisters on the net. And even a swedish webmagazine giving positive responses to the UC church-web.
Many wonderful brothers and sisters helped us to fill the spiritual/prophetical pages:
Dr, Young Oon Kim, Korea
Michel Butler (Nostradamus)
Jesús González Losada , Uruguay
(True Love and Forbidden Love & Historical references )
Kevin McArthy, USA (Christian belief about Jesus and his mission)
Signature CB (Besant)
Carlton and Mihoko Johnson (links)
Erika Gubser Danmark, (Universal Link)
Dan Fefferman (message of St. Paul)…
and others I am sure I have forgot to mention here.
Link here: (midle of page) www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/english/index.htm
Last 10 years (2020) I have mostly worked on slideshare.net
In the end of 1998 I got the STRONG impulse (spir. world?) to make a floppy-diskette with a summary of the best of the webpages.
This has become a new way of witnessing for me. To give a diskette and say a few words, is much easier and nicer then to hand over a whole speech, or a pamphlet.
On the disk there are links to UC webmaterial on Internet.
Since diskettes are old-fashion, because of the CD. I could get hundreds of old second hand diskettes for free!
The swedish webpages on the net has developed since 1996. As time progressed I have added more material in swedish (news) and added links to material that is coming over the net.
The problem right now is that so much information is coming, that it takes my full time and energy just to keep track of the links to the best of material flooding in.
At the same time it is much encouraging that the logfile tells about over 200 different people every day accessing the swedish website.
Negative over the years has been the ONE-SIDED negative coverage by the media.
for example: after the Waco tragedy where several were killed, the swedish news the same evening had an interview of a female student from the Stockholm university KTH. She told how she was conned into a Moon-workshop in the US.
Where was the logical connection between these two movements.
I don't doubt a second the students story. But why bring that up in connection with the Waco tragedy.
Almost all negative experiences seamed to come from the movements activities on the other side of the Atlantic.
These were few in numbers but had a profound negative effect for us trying to uphold the name of True Parents and Divine Principle over here.
I hope someone makes an academical research on the swedish mediacoverage of the Unification Movement, which for sure was biased.
For the last 3 years I have been in contact with the swedish Swedenborg church, here in Gothenburg. Since Swedenborg is so clearly mentioned in the Principle, and also several of the early members in Korea could easily accept the Principle, because of their foreknowledge of Swedenborg (like Dr, Young Oon Kim, see her testimony at: http://www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/english/emanu3.htm)
I wanted to get a real good understanding of his teaching. They just restarted a branch here in Gothenburg, so I could come in as a pioneer. To my disapointment though the minister rejects the Principle (what else to expect). They strongly believe that the Second Coming, was fulfilled with Swedenborgs revelations. They are not open for the physical Second Coming, that the Principle speaks of. What a sad thing they can't see from the plain truth that Swedenborgs scripture has still not removed the original sin of anyone. Even 287 years after his passing over.
They are still very nice friends to us.
To me this makes it even clearer that we need True Parents Blessing.
Truth (Swedenborg and the Principle) shall make us free spiritually, but only the Blessing will take away the Original sin!
The first time I ever heard the name Sun Myung Moon was somewhere in the 70's. When newsmedia reported of a masswedding of several thousand couples in Korea.
The report was neutral and not negative in any way.
I think what made many leave the movement over the years is the discrepancy between faith (=expectations) and reality.
When I joined 1979, it was openly spoken that everything would be finished until 1981 (3x7year courses).
Of course it was never fulfilled!
Instead we had to struggle just to keep our numbers.
A good explanation about this time, given by True Father himself is: "because of rejection and persecution from Christians the providence in the US became a failure.
This third 7-year course was prolonged with three more 7 year periods, until the year 2000." /Speech 95-12-10-17
So instead a long march trough the dessert started, with the worst part being the son Heung Jin Nims death in a car-accident and the Danbury-incarceration 1984-85 of Sun Myung Moon (True Father).
After the release of True Father, so many good things started to happened at an ever faster pace:
the fall of the Berlin-wall 1988
the fall of Soviet communism 1992
the Chung Pyung providence 90s...
the S.America providence 90s...
You could talk about the credibility of a prophet or Messiah:
When Jesus walked on the earth, only a few followed him. Because he was so controversial and rejected by the scribes, and traditional Judaism.
But AFTER his death, resurrection and when the Holy Ghost came at Pentecost, Jesus became a VERY credible Messiah!
Will the same thing be repeated (first rejection by Christianity-and then acceptance) when all prophecies of the returning Christ is fulfilled after the year 2000?
So time in the providence is the crucial parameter.
When Sun Myung Moon already in 1945 started to proclaim the fall of Communism and a coming Kingdom on Earth, there were very few Koreans who could believe in this incredible proclamation.
But today after the fall of Communism and when millions around the world are being Blessed by True Parents, this credibility as the Second Coming is enormously greater.
To increase this credibility even more in Sweden I have collected all these webpages.
They are all peaces in a puzzle that all in the right place clearly confirms the Second Coming through Sun Myung Moon and his wife Hak Ja Han, True Parents.
Through the things happening in Chung Pyung Korea, we see that the time of global cosmic resurrection is drawing nearer, that is being prophesied in the Scripture.
The coming two years will be most interesting spiritually, considering all the prophecies made by: Nostradamus, Arthur Ford, Edgar Cayce , Jeane Dixon, W.B. Yeats, the pope XXIII, Martinus and Sun Myung Moon!
They all proclaim similar more or less timespecific message:
In the very year 2000 a New Kingdom for Mankind will start- with the return of the Lord!
Nostradamus: " Not far from the age of the great millennium,
When the dead will come out of their graves.
Long awaited he will never return in Europe.
He will appear in Asia;
One of the league issued from great Hermes,
He will grow above all other powers in the Orient."
Edgar Cayce:"And these [changes) will begin in those periods in '58 to '98, when these will be proclaimed as period when His Light will be seen again in the clouds."
Pope John the 23rd: "Finally a wondrous miracle will take place in the sky above New York City December 25, 2000 when millions will witness the sensational appearance of a messiah who will announce the beginning of a second paradise here on earth."
Arthur Ford: "The end - of - an - era theme, the
idea of a new start for mankind in the approaching year 2000".
Jeane Dixon:This child, which has been the subject of some of Jeane Dixons strongest and clearest visions, comes from a simple farmers tribe. She sais, Humanity will know the enormous strength of this man about the year of 1980, and his power will "grow enormously" until 1999, at witch time there will be
"peace on earth for all men of good will".
Yeats:"… whole structure of history and it's meaning, in a 2000 year cycle structure."
"After the peace treaty was signed in Versailles on the 28th of June 1919, between the Allies and Germany, W.B. Yeats published a poem with the title "The Second Coming". (1920)
Anthony Brooke: "How can we, then, best prepare ourselves for this climax of events which is so soon to occur?"
Fatima: "Then shall His light again be seen within the skies of all men. Then, toward the turn of the century, shall He appear, as one"'not born, yet in flesh, to walk and dwell among men."
Martinus: "on the threshold to a new age"
pastor Lucard: "This is the dawning of a New Age and how happy it makes the Fathers heart to see it come to earth." (channeling for St. Paul in Calif. early 60's)
Korean Prophecies: Ku Kam Nu Ryok, CHUNG GAM NOK, MA SU AN, YUL GUP BEE, YOK KAE CHUNG,
As well as Sun Myung Moons own words: Father (Sun Myung Moon) will be able to
embrace and bless all families and bring them into the Garden by the year 2000.
So far ALL of Sun Myung Moons prophecies have been fulfilled.
Here you can speak of a 100% credible prophet!
I have also over the years had many for me "evidences" how God and the spir. World is helping and guiding me. My telephonenumber at my work is 2046. Which will be a cross-sign moving the hand. In a similar way I was given a card-card number in the form of a cross. Small unimportant signs for others, but for me an evidence of divine support. I also choose my telephonenumber 72540, with 40 as the last number. All in the sprit of the Principles explanation that 40 is the number of separation from satan. I have consequently used small letters for satan on all swedish Principle texts. This to underline how satan has completely been PHYSICALLY vindicated by the Lords Return in flesh.
Please join us in prayer for the providence here in Sweden, and the rest of the old world!
Thank you for reading this far!
Regards ITN /Bengt
Our first spiritual Internet-"baby" came in the spring of 99.
See copy below of email-report to UNIF-EVANG 12th of July 1999:
In response to Masanobus mail, I will give some brief information
about what we are doing in Sweden.
Several things pos. and neg. (?) seam to coincide in time.
This year the first swedish brother (Sune) went over to the spir. world.
My phys. father (who we blessed) passed away the same day as the nat.leaders
father. Coincidence ?
One brother was diagnosed with cancer.
Please join us in prayer for him and his family.
Several of us went to Korea for the Feb. Blessing, and after that Chung
This winter our first "internet-spir.child" joined.
According to his testimony he saw the webpages two years ago, with no
effect, other then that he printed out the 6hour Principle in swedish and
put it in his bottom drawer.
Last fall, I received a strong impulse to make a 40 day witnessing campaign
(on my own). We are just one couple living here on the westcoast of Sweden.
It was after this 40 days that Jacob, (who lives 200 km south of us) again took out the Principle text.
And this time he had some extraordinary spiritual experience (according to
himself)reading the Principle. He is now a 100% devoted member (17 years
old, what a future ! ;))
To me all this shows what many of us oldies´already experienced in the 70's.
It is not enough just to educate or give the book to people.
It is the spiritual formula of indemnity (my 40 days) that opens the door
for spir. experience to others and myself.
How many didn't join in the 70's because of the spiritual experience and atmosphere, and not just the truth.
So it seams to me like we have to get back to the basics of the Principle of indemnity to get result. (at least here in Sweden).
During the year 2000 I moved to Finland. My family joined with me after 3 months in Jan. 2001.
The dramatic scenario in New York on the 11Sept 2002 gave birth to the following spiritual reflection, made by the soon Phil. Dr. Jukka Patero:
What happened 11 Sept can be seen in light of how True Parents were not received on a world public level in the US.
Many were the pictures of smoke forming the shape of a devil or Bib Ladin...the symbolism to evil was present.
Many of us who were in Divine Principle workshops in the US remember how it was emphasized that World Trade Center were symbols of a true sinless Man and Women. i.e. True Parents from Korea. That this specific symbol of True Parents were attacked can be seen as an symbolic evil attack on the Messiah and Second Coming.
Jukka also interprets the recent catastrophe with spaceshuttle Columbia as a clear warning that the US is on the wrong path.
The USA SHOULD NOT engage in a IRAQ WAR. THE IRAQ CONFLICT is a DIVERSION from the MAIN PROVIDENTIAL ISSUE = THE UNIFICATION OF NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA.
That is the main issue for the US now (Feb 2003) to support Gods and True Parents Providence to unite the Heavenly Messianic country of Korea.
Picture of the lost crew of Columbia
ref Korea:Way of Unification 2:2 (of North and South Korea)
6 Feb 2003
The Cheon Il Guk Ceremony in Helsinki
40 days mobilization in NY
The Messages from Heaven that Maarit together with other missionaries delivered to the people of NY
All the best from Finland! /Bengt & Maarit
Letter from Korea at the time of Maarits mission trip to New York.
> It has been long since we wrote to each other.
> I meant to write to my friends to update my story but
> I just did not have chance to do so.
> I did not come to Korea for money. I came here for
> Chung Pyung. <b>2006 will be the time Father will enter the
> Palace and DeMoNim told us that all the spriritual foundation
> we have built did not seem to matter much until now. However
> after 2006, many people in the world will be contacted by
> spirit and become a spiritual person, bad or good. Now all
> the spiritual foundation we have built will take effect more
> vividly after 2006. Therefore prepare for 2006...
> So I decided to stay in Korea until mid 2006 for sure.
> It will be the crossing point of spiritual world and the
> physical world. Already there are sooooo many Shamans in
> Korea. De Mo Nim told us that soon the number of Shaman's
> temple's flag will be more than the number of crosses of
> church. There are so many churches in Korea and it is like
> semitary at the night because the number red neon crosses of
> church is just too many. It is also rather fearsome thing to
> think about. Do I really want to have the spiritual eye?
> I don't know.. yet.
> You know what? Sometimes I miss Nokia.
> I sometimes miss the piece and a lot of time I had in
> Finland. Well, we always miss that we have passed.
> I guess I need to focus more on the future..
> UN ! Wow.. Maarit is doing something truely worth while..
> Sometimes, I would like to do work that I can feel proud of
> doing so, instead of just making money..
> Talk to you later!
In Sweden Haverdal - West coast
Still after almost 40 years (2019) following the DP-path, I am amazed at all World-wide Spiritual preparations for the Second Coming of Christ.
Like author CS Lewis 1938-1943-1945; Sci-fi trilogy masterwork;
Out of the Silent Planet (1938) - Perelandra (1943) - That Hideous Strength (1945).
Considering the messianic public mission started 1945, the timing seams perfect preparing for DP (Divine Principle).
"It’s been a long time since I read it, but find its account of the Fall (happily prevented this time) in the middle book Perelandra to come often to mind when teaching or researching about our Chapter 2.
The third book, with its restoration of marriage (among many other themes), is a great story of today’s providence…"
/from Applied Unificationism
Like a Spiritual tsunami with long millenia buildup crecendoing 1945 when finally the in physical world totally unknown korean MoonSunMyung took the public lead as
Lord of the Second Advent!
Other spiritual builders supporting consciously/unconsciously his Messianic claims;
Korean Prophecies - Chung Gam Nok-Chung-Do Ryung, Nostradamus, Swedenborg, Emmerich, Vivekanande - World Parliament of Religions 1893, Lorber, Branham - "you will be the J the B for Second Coming", Yeats-The Second Coming, Tagore-India, Alice Bailey Billy Graham - World Christian revival 1950s, Fatima, Arthur Ford ...and many more.
More details on the page in Swedish, use Google translate;
The Acts of 21st CIG-century (Cheon Il Guk), is an ongoing process - Please be part of it; Write your CIG-Diary!/Bengt :-)