Intervention of Mr. Nikolay Kizimov, Head of the Spiritual and Moral Center Great Country, Russia, in the IAPD Session of the Think Tank 2022 Forum on 1 February, 2022.
The Importance of Faith in God and Spiritual Laws in the Unity of the Korean People.
Dear brothers and sisters of the Korean people!
By the will of fate, there was a division of your united state. There are forces of good and evil in the world that affect people. Everything good is from the Lord God, and everything bad is from Satan. The principle of the evil forces is divide and conquer. This is what happened to you.
If possible, I will share my thoughts on the division of your once unified state into two countries. There is no vacuum in the soul and consciousness of people. If we do not fill them with good, they are filled with bad.
For more than 20 years, I have been engaged in peacekeeping activities. I am addressing the people of South and North Korea as a believer and in the past an officer-political worker, a communist.
When I was studying at the military-political college, we studied scientific atheism, and we were told that there is no God. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, many people rushed to the search for spiritual knowledge. Reading the sacred books, I made many discoveries for myself. The main ones are:
- Many norms of communist ideology were taken from the Bible
- Sacred books are a storehouse of knowledge
- World religions have existed for thousands of years, but the ideology of communism lasted only 70 years
We admire scientists who discover the laws of nature. For example, Newton. Moreover, we should admire the Lord the Creator, who created them; and on which our entire planet lives.
Schoolchildren in elementary grades study the subject of natural history. Reading the Bible, I was very surprised that the phenomena of nature and their relationship with faith in God are described in detail there.
Old Testament, Book of Job 8:11-13
“Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish where there is no water?
While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant.
Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish.”
There is one wise saying: “Ignorance of state laws does not exempt us from responsibility. And ignorance of spiritual laws does not exempt us from the consequences.”
Using historical examples, I will give some insight into the meaning of faith in God for Russia. Many aggressive wars were waged against our country, and the enemies reached Moscow. And only thanks to God's help, our ancestors saved the country, when it seemed that everything was already predetermined.
A striking example is the entire Great Patriotic War – World War II for Russia -of 1941-1945. The troops of fascist Germany reached our capital, and awards for the capture of Moscow were already made.
In this difficult time, Joseph Stalin addressed the citizens of the USSR in a Christian way, saying: "Brothers and sisters!" An order was given to fly around Moscow on a plane with the Kazan icon of the Virgin. Church services were also allowed. And the Lord helped us!
In the fall, a sharp cold snap came and severe frosts hit. Our enemies had summer fuel for aviation and armored vehicles, and autumn uniforms for soldiers. And the plan for the lightning-fast capture of the USSR failed. In the 50s in England, the memoirs of Schellenberg, the head of Wehrmacht intelligence, were published. There he cites Hitler's words before the end of the war: "It was not Stalin who defeated me, but some kind of force."
The text of the Russian national anthem contains the words:
You are the only one in the world! You are the only one -
the native land so kept by God!
I’d like to ask the participants of the conference to pay attention to the semantic content of the word - religion. It means to enter into union with God!
World history knows many examples when the leaders of a number of states considered themselves great and omnipotent. A cult of personality was created, which was then condemned by the citizens.
On this subject, the Gospel of Matthew 23:9 says: “…And do not call anyone on earth your father, for you have one Father, who is in heaven..”
The sacred books of the world religions define the norms of human behavior; by implementing them, we will find true happiness. And by violating them, people begin to be guided in their lives only by their instincts and become like animals.
I bring to your attention a poem in Russian:
Only faith in the Lord will save our souls,
It will save people from dirt and death.
Only with faith in God we all will know,
What should we be to be called human beings!
To supporters of atheism, I propose paying attention to the science of psychology. This subject was studied in the USSR in all higher educational institutions. It means "the science of the soul". Is it then worth it to unfoundedly deny the existence of the Lord God?
In the present time, even the Charter of the Communist Party of Russia does not forbid a party member to be a believer.
An important event for the Korean people took place on August 22, 2002, when Kim Jong Il visited the Church of St. Innocent of Irkutsk in Khabarovsk city, Russia, and became interested in Orthodoxy. Subsequently, thanks to his support, a temple of the Life-Giving Trinity was erected in Pyongyang.
Every nation has a rich cultural heritage. When I got acquainted with the Korean literature of the 17th-19th centuries, I learned a lot of new and interesting things for myself. An important feature of your works is that, passing through dangerous life situations, the characters are saved and fate rewards them with happiness.
The hero of the novel "Worthy Hong Gildong jeon" dreamed of a society where relations between people would be harmonious. I propose to carefully analyze another Korean story "The Story of the Pheasant".
In it, one can see much that is similar to the current situation on the Korean peninsula. The red bean seed was the cause of the death of the pheasant and the suffering of his family. He was dying because he came into contact with the world of people alien to him and adopted their customs.
Many countries have already abandoned the communist ideology and recognized its content as utopian. The female pheasant begged the pheasant 5 times in the name of Heaven and God not to peck at this bean seed, but he did not listen to her and trouble happened. The pheasant uttered the words: “Stubbornness is our enemy, the spirit of stubbornness has brought it to the grave.” She also said about what she read in the Mirror of the Universe: “Bitter medicine pinches the tongue, but its properties are healing; truthful speech hurts the ear, but it is useful for life.”
Dear brothers and sisters of the Korean peninsula! I have shared my knowledge and thoughts with you. If something I said was wrong, please forgive me. With God's help, our summit will contribute to ending the confrontation between the North and the South.
I dedicate my little poem to you:
North and South are separate
And unfortunately, there is enmity.
People suffer from this
It's a problem for the entire planet.
What a man can't do
The Lord will arrange without difficulty.
And again the people will become one,
Long live one country!