Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
THE IDEAL OF CREATION AND THE
LOVE BETWEEN MAN AND WOMAN
THE IDEAL OF CREATION AND THE HUMAN FALL
1. GOD'S WILL AND THE COMPLETION
OF THE FOUR POSITION FOUNDATION
Many people are talking about God's will. This term seems very simple,
but when we are suddenly asked, "What is God's will?" it is extremely
difficult to answer.
Until today, many Christians have prayed, "Oh God! May Your will be
done." And we are at present living a life of faith in order to
fulfill God's will. However, it is somewhat contradictory that we are
living a life of faith for God's will and praying for its fulfillment
at the same time.
I would like to give a definition of God's will: God's will means "to
fulfill the ideal of creation."
Then, what does "to fulfill the ideal of creation" mean? It means to
fulfill the ideal of man and woman. In other words, centering on Adam
and Eve, the whole creation is to become united into one, fulfilling
the ideal of Adam and Eve. In the words of the Unification Church
Divine Principle, God's will means to complete the Four Position
What is God's will from the viewpoint of the Unification Church? We
see it as the completion of God's purpose of creation. When God
created all things, He did so absolutely with a purpose. Naturally, it
is God's will to fulfill His purpose of creation. Then, who is the
center of this purpose? It was Adam and Eve. This is why I see God's
purpose as realizing the ideal of creation, centering on Adam and Eve.
Then, what does it mean to realize the ideal? It indeed means to form
the Four Position Foundation. The Four Position Foundation is the
foundation of the family centering on God, in which God-centered Adam
and Eve become an ideal couple, inseparably and completely united, and
multiply children. When their Four Position Foundation is formed, Adam
and Eve become united through the love of husband and wife centering
on God and they are unable to leave the realm of God's love.
What was God's purpose of creation? It was not just to watch Adam and
Eve. The reason for creating man and woman was not just for each of
them to age and die. God's purpose of creation was for Adam and Eve to
grow and, when they recognize their feelings toward the opposite sex,
to create humankind's true heaven on earth, making a place of love
centering on God. Here, the male Adam would represent heaven, and the
female Eve would represent earth. Then as Adam and Eve became united
horizontally, centering on love, heaven and earth would automatically
have united into one.
More important to God than the moment of creating Adam and Eve was the
precious future they were to realize by completing the Four Position
Foundation centering on love.
As the center of an individual, God created His son Adam as the
representative of plus and loved this son the most. When loving this
son, God loved with a love which included a female-type love.
Accordingly, when God loved His daughter Eve, He loved her with a love
which included a male-type love.
If Adam and Eve had united centering on this first reciprocal
relationship, a third origin centering on this new love would have
been created. This is why we call children the object of love who can
initiate new hope.
Adam and Eve were born as substantial beings representing God's love
and parents' love. Therefore, God loved the sons and daughters of Adam
and Eve as well as Adam and Eve. You all know about the Three
Objective Purposes. The Three Objective Purposes are formed this way.
God's will toward human beings is to fulfill the purpose of creation
and realize the ideal of creation. The realization of the ideal of
creation does not end merely by men and women getting married and
uniting through love. After this, they must experience having sons and
daughters, because heaven and earth are formed from a principle
wherein everything is linked in relationships of high and low and
front and back. If there is a yesterday, there is a today; if there is
a today, there is a tomorrow. Everything must be connected. If there
is only a husband and wife, there will be today, but no tomorrow If
there is no tomorrow, everything comes to have no meaning. If husband
and wife are the higher position, then there must be children in the
lower position. If there is no lower. there is no meaning. The
principle of heaven and earth includes the relationship of high and
low and left and right; husband and wife make up the left and right.
Therefore, parents think that they have fulfilled their responsibility
when all their sons and daughters have married. When a husband and
wife become parents and when their children get married, the higher
and lower relationship is realized for the first time. Only when this
higher and lower relationship is realized is the ideal manifested. A
husband and wife in a left and right relationship become united, but
it is only when they become parents with children, forming an upper
and lower relationship, that the horizontal and the vertical are
linked and they can realize the universal, ideal spherical world.
Furthermore, when brothers and sisters become linked to this, at last
a sphere is realized. In order to complete the realization of the
ideal, we must be able to form a circle in which the vertical and the
horizontal are linked. When a man and a woman each come to feel this
double realm of the realized ideal, they are able to live the ideal.
What does this mean? This is what the Unification Church calls the
Four Position Foundation. Therefore we can say that to complete the
ideal of creation means to complete the Four Position Foundation.
A person should not be concerned with himself. Starting from
"myself," a person must pass through three stages. These three stages
are: myself, reciprocal partner, and child. The relationship of myself,
reciprocal partner, and child, centering on God, is the Four Position
Foundation. Completion of this Four Position Foundation is God's
purpose of creation.
The completion of God's purpose of creation mentioned in the Principle
of the Unification Church means for man and woman to complete the Four
Position Foundation. However, this Four Position Foundation cannot be
realized unless the parents become completely united by love and have
God dwelling in them and, at the same time, have God's absolute love
transmitted to the children through them. God's Four Position
Foundation is completed only when, according to the order of beginning
which started from heaven, love is passed on to the children without
mistake through the family as a midway station. Therefore, we must
teach people that God is a God of goodness and teach them to love. We
must reach women how to love God, their husbands and children. We must
reach men how to love God, their wives, and their children. We call
this the completion of the Three Objective Purposes of love
What was God's ideal for our first human ancestors? God's ideal was to
connect the ideal man and the ideal woman to realize an ideal family.
Then what was to be the center of this ideal family? The center is
neither man nor woman. A family is after all a group centering on God,
with parents, children and the connection of a husband and wife. When
we ask, "What is the center of this group?" we are answered: the
center is the love of God. Therefore, we can conclude that God's will
is for husband and wife to unite together centering on God and to
complete a family.
If Adam and Eve had completely united centering on God, they would
have united from a relative position into an absolute position;
therefore, their love would also have become absolute love. The
children born from the realm of this absolute love would have received
absolute love and also would have dwelt inside this realm of absolute
In the realm of absolute love, there is no contradiction or
opposition. When we stand in a position in harmony with this realm,
absolute love dwells in us and dominates us.
In this ideal, the children grow up within a peaceful dwelling place
of love. When they grow up like this, all the surrounding atmosphere
is harmonized, and parents and children stand in the position of
praising God. This is what we call the base of the Four Position
When this Four Position Foundation is realized, i.e., when father,
mother, and sons and daughters come together, there is realized an
absolute realm of love. Heaven is the realm in which this absolute
value of love expands to all dimensions.
In order to create the Four Position Foundation, we must first
experience the heart of a husband and wife. Then we will be able to
have the heart of a child and the heart of a parent.
God's ideal of creation was for Adam and Eve to multiply children of
goodness and realize one world centering on God.
God's will is to realize an ideal family centered on the one love that
Satan cannot accuse, and to build a tribe, society, nation and world
2. THE REALIZATION OF THE IDEAL OF CREATION
If we ask God why He created this world, He will surely answer,
"Because it was good," which means He created because He wanted to
receive joy and happiness.
How can we attain happiness or a good situation? It is only possible
through love. Therefore we can conclude that God created this world in
order to receive happiness through a substantial object of love.
God created this world in order to realize love. God created all
things in order to feel happiness through seeing human beings and all
things uniting and realizing a harmonious love relationship centering
on God's love; to feel happiness seeing human beings forming true
husband and wife relationships centering on God and realizing true
love families, clans, tribes and world; and to feel the happiness of
love by uniting with them through love. This, indeed, was God's ideal
God's dream was just one -- to realize His ideal of love. However, the
realization of the ideal of love was not possible by God Himself
alone. Love, happiness and joy cannot be attained with just one being.
They can never be realized without an object.
God is an absolute being; however, He needs to have a being which can
become His object of love. God's object of love is man and woman. When
they with perfected love come before God as His objects of love, God
becomes the God of joy who has found His ideal of happiness.
We are always situated in a position to give and receive. If we are in
a high position, we need to become low; if we have received, we need
to give. Therefore, to experience absolute love or to be an absolute
subject we must stand in the position of object.
An absolute person in the subject position cannot but seek an ideal
for the sake of the reciprocal partner. No matter how great a person
is, whether the person is a scholar with worldwide power, or an
artist, or a politician, no person of goodness can be happy by himself
or herself alone. Happiness can be attained only through having an
Let us imagine where God's happiness could be shown Because God is an
absolute being, if He is the end, He must be the very end.
Because God is standing at the center of the borderline, He has to
seek an object which becomes His reciprocal partner. Where there is
sunlight, there always appears a shadow centering on a certain object.
In a similar way, a person in the subject position wishes to give to a
person in a lower position rather than giving to a higher person.
Therefore, the reason God created the whole universe was in order to
realize His ideal. The object of the realization of His ideal would be
linked from all things to animals, and from animals to man. Of course,
nature would also be included. God started His creation from small
things and worked toward larger things.
Therefore, even a small thing becomes an object to one part of God.
Therefore, for an absolute God to love, small things became His first
reciprocal objects. From that point onward, God feels an increasing
degree of stimulation.
The base in the original mind where God's unlimited love can be
expressed centering on His purpose is the "shim jung." The value of
shim jung never changes. We must always include God's love in order to
discuss the value of His existence. Something's value can only be
determined when it fulfills its role as a partner in a reciprocal
Therefore, happiness originates from the heart of God. Where can this
purpose be realized? It can be realized in man and woman. The
invisible heart of God appears in the visible human heart. When people
with this shim jung multiply horizontally and form families, then
those families will expand to the world and become its center. In
order to realize such a family, God gave Adam and Eve the blessings to
grow and multiply. Universality is formed on the foundation of
growing, multiplying and dominating all things.
Why did God create this world? God wanted to attain happiness through
this world. Even if we say that God is an absolute being, He cannot
feel happiness by Himself. This is because happiness can be attained
only when there is an object.
What God needs is not knowledge, money or power. God Himself is
absolute and almighty so He does not need anything of this sort. No
matter how much science develops, it cannot catch up to, much less go
beyond, God's creation. This enormous universe moves with an order
according to a principle. When we think that God created and has been
operating this enormous universe, we can say that God also is the
Among the existing beings in this world, there are none which have the
strength to stand up to God. This is because God has almighty and
absolute power Also, God is unchanging and self-existing If there is
something which this God desires to have, what would that be?
There is only one thing that God absolutely needs, and that is true
love. True love is what both God and human beings absolutely need.
God does not need knowledge, because God Himself created knowledge.
God does not need power, because God is omnipotent. God does not need
money, because He can create diamonds and gold whenever He wants.
Then what is it that God needs? There is just one thing that God
needs, and that is love.
Would God be able to receive love by being alone? One might ask,
"Can't God handle love as He wishes?" Absolutely not. What God needs
the most is an object with whom He can share true love. We just have
not understood this point.
If God is an absolute being, the question is why God created man and
woman. It was not in order to gain money, knowledge or power. It is
because this is the only way through which God can feel happiness.
Seen from this point of view, God the Father and humankind as His sons
and daughters form an axis. If this axis is linked, the unified love
relationship between man and woman and God will never be broken.
Do you think that a person who is connected to God's original love and
who has experienced the taste of that love could ever leave God? A bee
comes to taste the nectar in spring. A bee eating nectar will not stop
eating even if his rear end is pulled off.
What does God's love taste like? Its taste is such that you want to
turn around and come back again to stick to it. When all existence,
action and multiplication begins with this axis connected to love as
the foundation, then individually perfected men and women will come
together to form love-centered families.
Centering on this love axis, a clan, tribe, nation and world should
appear. Why, then, has love become self-centered in America? Why are
men and women making love so easily, as if they were just casually
greeting each other on the street?
The reason God created man and woman was because God cannot experience
any stimulation by Himself. Happiness is that which can be attained
only through a relationship with an object. One cannot receive the
stimulation of happiness alone. If we stand in an objective position
to God, we can receive the highest level of love. Then God's internal
character becomes substantialized If God feels sad. human beings too
cannot but feel sad. Therefore, the relationship between us and God is
impossible to break. No matter how much we research, we can come to no
Why does God need man and woman? When we think about why God must need
us when He tries to realize His ideal, we can conclude that we are
necessary in order to fulfill God's love. Then what is God's love? It
must be the love with which human beings are able to love each other
eternally, but it also must be the love which would make God eternally
love human beings. Therefore, we are the reciprocal partners of God's
From the very time God created Adam and Eve, God eternally wanted to
love them as His objects, whom He wanted to see again and again-and
again, and to be with again and again and again, and to live with
again and again and again. It was God's ideal to have such an object.
With what can we compare God's love? According to the Divine
Principle, it is the completion of the Four Position Foundation. Then,
what is meant by the completion of the Four Position Foundation? The
love of a parent is given to the child and is felt. This process can
be divided into three stages of parents' love, husband and wife's
love, and child's love. When we look at this horizontally, they are
all united and connected to each other. Centering on parents' love,
which is the center of the Four Position Foundation, the child is
united and the husband and wife are united, and finally they all
become united with God's love. This is the Four Position Foundation.
Adam must unite with God. Man is the horizontal representative of the
existing world and God represents the three-dimensional world. Love
makes this unity eternally possible.
When man and woman with physical bodies unite with God, they become
intoxicated and their heart and feelings come to dwell in eternal
happiness. Consequently, through love, man, woman and God unite into
one. The substantialization of God's ideal world and the purpose of
creation start from the point of human beings and the world becoming
one through love.
Originally, we were created to live in the midst of unity with God,
feeling love substantially. Satan aimed at the center of this love,
making Adam and Eve fall. After that, this universe drifted away from
God, with no relationship to His love, becoming chaotic.
God's ideal begins for the first time from God-centered love, love
which flows according to the law of creation.
3. GOD'S PURPOSE FOR CREATING ADAM AND EVE
In Gen 1:27, it is written that according to God's external character,
God created man, male and female. Inductively, we can conclude that
God is a being of masculinity and femininity.
God, as a being of this nature, could not live alone. Therefore, He
needed an object and created this universe. Therefore, what God
created was one male and one female.
God's internal character is formed from masculinity, God as Father,
and femininity, God as Mother. Therefore, human beings and the
universe created from God can be described as embodying God's dual
characteristics of masculinity and femininity.
God created Adam and Eve first in order to have physical being, and
second to perfect His love. If Adam and Eve had become perfected
substantial beings of love, God would have dwelt in them and they
would have become perfect parents of love for all human beings. Then,
if Adam and Eve had become the substantial parents representing God's
external character and multiplied through their substantial children,
they would have realized an ideal world. When an ideal world is
realized through human beings, the physical world and the spirit world
are connected. This was another reason for God to create man and
Therefore, God would have dwelt in Adam and Eve, becoming a true and
substantial Parent to all humankind. God can still use the external
character of Adam and Eve to appear as a parent even when they go to
the spirit world. However, you must understand that because of the
fall of Adam and Eve, these ideals were not realized.
The reason God created male and female was for the two to love each
other and unite. God did not create Adam for Adam or Eve for Eve. God
created Adam for Eve and Eve for Adam. Also, God created Adam and Eve
for His love and His happiness. God did not create Adam and Eve for
the sake of knowledge, power or money. The almighty God did not need
knowledge, power or money; it was love that He needed.
The reason God created Adam and Eve was not to give them knowledge,
power, or things to live a good life. It was to make Adam and Eve
substantial beings of love.
The purpose for God creating man and woman was to form a base for love
through the family. The world without love is hell, and love's absence
makes the value of existence negligible. We must know that the
absolute law of creation is that love is the purpose for God's
creating human beings.
Why would God have created the universe and Adam and Eve? We must know
this point. Why did God create? Because it was good. God created
because it was good.
God went inside Adam to become his invisible Father, and God made Adam
to become the substantial, visible Father. In other words, Adam should
have stood as the substantial God. Then why did God need a substantial
being? Because the invisible God could not dominate the substantial
world; it was necessary for a substantial being to stand as God.
Since God made Adam and Eve to be the substantial God, they had to
unite with God. But Adam "pang ku" -- self-destructed. Jesus came to
restore this and become one with God. Although "pang ku" is an earthy
expression, it is not impolite. I think Jesus would like this
expression. The reason I used it is because it gives us a more
realistic feeling than some literal expression such as "accident."
God cannot be seen. To have a substantial being, the invisible God
created Adam and Eve. If Adam and Eve have God dwelling in them and
become perfect, marry, and have children, then God becomes the
internal Father and Adam becomes the external father. Then Adam would
become completely like God.
If Adam and Eve had resembled God and become the father and the
mother, we would always have been able to recognize the existence of
God through looking at history. No one would doubt God. If there were
no fall, we would see God appearing whenever we called for Him. Then
who could deny the existence of God. Not one single person in the
whole world could deny the existence of God.
God, watching Adam and Eve loving each other, would not have been a
lonely being. God would have felt reciprocal happiness, thinking how
strong His internal feature of love is.
For God, Eve was His future wife, because Adam was meant to become God
Himself by becoming united with Him. Satan seduced God's wife Satan is
God's enemy and our enemy.
4. ADAM AND EVE'S GROWING PERIOD
Adam and Eve were created with the possibility of becoming perfect
without any sin. Adam and Eve were growing to perfection according to
the law of God. During the period for them to become perfect as a man
and woman, the relationship of Adam and Eve was to be as brother and
sister. They were to form a pure tradition while they were brother and
The love between man and woman was to begin after love matured during
adolescence. Until that time God was watching and waiting for their
love to mature and become perfect. This is why we in the Unification
Church call this period "God's indirect dominion over the result in
The reason God told Adam and Eve "not to eat" was because the time for
them to love each other as husband and wife had not yet been reached.
Because Adam and Eve were still in the growing period, God gave them a
commandment to wait until they matured.
When a person is born through a parent, he or she is not born ready
made as a husband or a wife. He or she is born as a son or a daughter
and is educated in love. Through this education, one must be taught
that man and woman should unite.
Therefore, we must stand before God in order to receive the education
of love centering on God's love. During the period of receiving this
education, one should learn the true standard of all value, and this
education must be given until the time of maturity.
However, we do not find any Old Testament record of Adam and Eve's
growing up by receiving God's love. Instead the Old Testament starts
with a story about the fall.
Then how should Adam and Eve have behaved in order to receive God's
love? Because God and Adam and Eve were in the relationship of parent
and children, Adam and Eve should have followed wherever God went,
receiving His dominion; however, on the contrary, they failed this
original responsibility. Because God is the absolute being, Adam and
Eve also had to follow and obey God absolutely. God was the womb of
the lives of Adam and Eve, and He was their guardian. God was to
protect them from any threat to their lives. Therefore, it is obvious
that God would have enjoyed seeing Adam and Eve mature and love each
other more than they loved
Him. Why? Since God is the subject, if His object embodies a wonderful
love substantially, God as subject will be able to feel a much greater
value of love. Therefore, God would feel happiness.
This is the very first law of creation for human beings. Therefore,
fallen human beings who cannot receive this education of love cannot
reach this position.
Adam and Eve, as the Lords of all creation, should have waited until
the time decided by God, their Father; i.e., they should have waited
until they had matured both physically and spiritually. God also told
Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. This means that, after their
physical and spiritual bodies had matured completely, they were to
become husband and wife and to love each other, multiplying sons and
While they were physically growing up, Adam and Eve spent much of
their time together. When something startling happened, Eve would say,
"Oh! I'm scared," and be embraced by Adam or hide behind him. When
being embraced by Adam, Eve would be relieved, but at the same time,
she would be receiving a strong masculine stimulation from Adam. Adam,
who did not dislike Eve, would also have received sexual stimulation
from Eve, a being different from himself. At the moment when a sexual
emotion occurred between Adam and Eve, who sinned first? Eve, who was
afraid and jumped to be embraced, was the one who sinned first. From
that time on, they gradually fell in love.
God created man and the universe through love. Therefore, Adam and Eve
centering on God should have made the world into one systematized
world of love, thus connecting everything to God. We must always think
what kind of attitude Adam and Eve, who had this mission, should have
had, and how together they should have carried the love which God
permitted. Because this problem of love is so important, it was to
determine their life and death.
Humankind has been longing for maturity. We have to know why man and
woman have had to wait for maturity to arrive. It is necessary because
our ability to love requires a period of growth.
Adam and Eve, when they become sixteen, seventeen, or eighteen, would
naturally start caring about the eyes of the opposite sex. Just as
when flowers bloom, man and woman are intoxicated by their fragrance,
when they reached adolescence, Adam and Eve began to think about the
opposite sex. God also gets involved in this fragrance. When the three
God's love, and Adam and Eve's minds and bodies -- unite together,
that point becomes the core of the universe and enters the original
orbit where love controls everything. However, Adam and Eve fell from
this point. If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have completely
united. If they had united, God would not have been able to leave, and
Adam and Eve would not have been able to leave each other as well.
Therefore, all generations would have been connected together,
realizing the ideal tribe, nation and world. This place would have
become the beautiful world, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
If Adam and Eve, when they reached adolescence around seventeen or
eighteen, had not fallen and instead had united centering on God's
love, their minds and bodies absolutely would not have divided. Then
Adam and Eve, with a perfect life and perfect love, would have been
able to become a perfect man and woman living in a perfect environment.
After the fall, man and woman have always remembered the feeling of
standing in that position, and throughout our lifetime, we long to
think, to find, to live and to love as we were intended to . .
. We will always will desire to live in that environment.
When can God, man and woman completely unite together with us
receiving the direct dominion of God? It begins at the time man and
woman individually perfect themselves through the give and take of
love. That is also the time when the reciprocal relationship of
subject and object and the original human love, matured in all
aspects, are prepared. When this is realized, God, man and woman are
in complete harmony centering on love and will start going around the
eternal original orbit.
5. THE PERFECTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE
STARTING POINT OF LOVE
The perfection of an individual is not realized through knowledge,
power or money. It is realized through love -- not earthly love, but
the original love. Through this love, everything can be perfected.
We all have the senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell.
These five senses should work centering on perfect love. We must think
that the sensations which our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, and so
forth, experience should be perfected centering on love.
Similarly, we can say that when our five senses unite centering on
love, then the feelings we receive from the world are the ideal
feelings, which means, in short, to be intoxicated. This is the state
of being harmonized with the world through love and being intoxicated
with joy by the environment
In that state, a person is not alone. There has to be a reciprocal
partner with whom to continue in harmony eternally. That partner can
always be different, and the feelings coming from the partner would
also always be different. True love is something that has the power to
become endlessly big when it is enlarged and to converge into one
point when it is diminished. It is a heavenly love. When we look with
an eye of love, anything big or small is always one. Small things are
diminished values, and big things are enlarged
The perfected individual is one in whom the mind and body are
completely united through the eternal give and take of love, having
matured according to the form of love which God originally created. A
person maturing centering on love is like a bud growing into fruit.
God dwells in such a perfected individual. If love cannot be matured,
the form to bear fruit can. not be made.
All the creation is created and exists based upon the law of love.
When a flower blooms, the stamen and pistil have give and take action
within the flower; in other words, a seed is formed through a circular
movement. It is the same in the animal world and also among human
beings. They all exist through the circular movement of love.
Everything on earth is created to perfect itself through a
relationship of love. Therefore, we can say that every existence can
become perfect only through love.
Man can make his mind and body unite when he becomes one with the core
of God's love. Also, when man unites his mind and body and returns
back to the realm of God's love, then man, as an unfallen original
human being, can grow toward individual perfection.
The perfection of an individual means the unification of the mind and
the body. When the mind in a subject position performs give and take
action with the body in an object position, then this mind and body
become the object of God. The mind should not change eternally.
When the mind centering on heaven and the body centering on the earth
unite, what would this idea be called? It would be called a universal
idea. DO YOU know what universalism is? Universalism is an idea which
calls for the unity of heaven and earth, that is, of the visible and
the invisible worlds. Shouldn't the person who tries to dominate the
universe have a united mind and body? If that person does nor have a
united mind and body he or she would perish. However, if the mind and
the body unite centering on God, then God will be the internal God,
and you yourself will become the external God. Isn't that so? And, if
we ask upon what we should center the unity of our mind and body, we
should center this unity upon love.
You yourself are the problem. Therefore, you yourself could become
your enemy. If your mind and body cannot unite, they become your
What on earth does perfection of individuality mean? It means to
vertically connect the parent and child relationship through faith. As
God loves us, we also must love God. Because love is formed through
relationship with an object, our relationship as children to God
cannot be left undone.
The perfection of an individual starts from the point where he or she
becomes vertically related to God.
It is a matter of fact that we must love God as God loves us. This is
the law of the Principle. If you respect and serve God as the vertical
center, you will be able to receive His love as His sons and
daughters. Therefore, unless we form a tradition of loving each other,
we will not create the starting point for our individual perfection.
You all should know that the completion of one's responsibility is the
only way to the perfection of one's personality.
The reason God cannot display His love toward fallen man and woman is
that fallen man and woman must first perfect their individuality.
God is the subject of true love. Because God is the subject of love,
when an absolute object appears, He can perform the give and take
action of love.
What do you think perfection of our individuality means? It means to
become a person who can complete his or her responsibility. In other
words, it is a revolution of personality, in which the person first is
restored to his or her original position before the fall and then is
perfected by fulfilling his or her responsibility.
The perfection of personality can be said to be the perfection of
individuality. We can say that when a person has fulfilled his or her
responsibility, he or she has realized the perfection of
individuality. As children of God, we must become mature beings who
can stand in a position before God to glorify and love Him. Understand
clearly that you can obtain true love after you have perfected your
personality, and always have deep in your mind that there is no other
way you can go than the way of perfecting your personality.
In the satanic world there can be no connection between hearts. In
your case, you can only connect with true love after you have gone
through a revolutionary change in your personality. You should always
remember that unless you free yourselves from your self-centered,
private mind, earthly greed, attachment to yourself, or personal
cultural superiority, you will never be able to perfect yourselves.
For Adam and Eve to become people of mature personality, they had to
start anew centering on a complete, ideal religion and denying
everything in the satanic world. Therefore, although I am receiving so
much persecution, I am denying every worldly thing in order to stand
in a perfected position.
The people who are always thinking centering on their own selves are
people who are stuck in the satanic realm. If you have inherited God's
heart and maintain the standard of perfected individuality, then you
can come in contact with God's standard of personality and also unite
with Adam's intended standard of personality. We must become perfected
individuals who match the standard of original, perfected
individuality. To do this, we must continually revolutionize ourselves
and fulfill our given responsibilities. In this respect, I can
definitely say that nothing in this world can make you revolutionize
and perfect yourself except for the Unification Principle.
To improve this world, we must complete our individuality one hundred
percent. Otherwise we cannot reach the level of happiness we desire,
because even if we say we have restored fallen humanity, there should
not be a fallen concept remaining in us, and God also should not have
the concept that we once fell. In order to erase even the concept that
man and woman once fell, we must become a one hundred percent complete
Where is the beginning point, the foundation, and the resting point of
love? You might hope it is your mind and body. In fact, if your mind
and body could become the resting point of God's love, then you would
become the perfect unified foundation. Then, becoming God's son or
daughter, you would become the object of God's love who could inherit
all the creation on earth and in heaven. And you would inherit all of
God's love as His son or daughter, and God would close His eyes,
shedding tears of gratitude, saying, "Oh, my child!" Everything would
be under your control.
Where does love start? Love starts with a perfected Individual. The
Principle view is that we are to start loving after becoming perfected
as an individual. The relationship of love starts only after you have
gone through adolescence, becoming qualified to love the opposite sex
and to carry the responsibility of uniting with the harmony of heaven
However, in the case of Adam and Eve, it was different. What kind of
love was their love? It was not love which could unite all the
creation and the universe. Adam and Eve's love should have been a
subjective and necessary love, but it was not. Therefore, none of
their descendants could make this level of love either. Although we
know the word "love," people do not know the idea of a world of true
love, wherein people love each other centering on God and God comes to
love the people.
In other words, when God sees people, who are His masterpieces, love
each other, He cannot help loving them. The blessed marriages of the
Unification Church link the love relationships of the people as God's
sons and daughters.
God, who existed as Logos in the beginning, created man and woman
after creating all the creation. When God created human beings as His
object, God created the male Adam as His object and then created the
female Eve as the object of Adam.
Centering on God, Adam and Eve should stand as subject and object and
become linked through love. When this happens, God and the human
beings (Adam and Eve) would each form a relationship of subject and
object. However, if Adam, without forming a subject and object
relation ship with Eve, formed only the subject and object
relationship with God, he would not be able to inherit the eternal
love of God or exist eternally. Eternity and perfection come not from
a straight forward movement, but from a circular movement. In order
for the straight forward movement to become a circular movement, Adam
must also form a relationship with Eve who is the object. Adam cannot
move in a circular direction if he forms a relationship just with God
or just with Eve, and he would not be able to create the harmony of
life and love by himself alone.
All the creation exists through a movement with three points as its
base. If the movement does not go through three points, it will not be
eternal or perfect.
Adam was not supposed to stand before God in a straight line. Adam was
to form a circular movement only by standing before God through his
object Eve, and Eve through Adam. When Adam forms a circular movement
through Eve, he has to be in a love relationship with Eve. This is
because Adam does not have the power to circulate by himself alone.
What would have happened if Adam and Eve had perfected themselves and
reached the level to receive the Blessing? In other words, what would
have happened if Adam and Eve had completely matured as man and woman?
Centering on one love, they would have become a motherly womb united
with the whole universe. If this unity had formed, Adam and Eve would
have become united with God, and God and man and woman finally would
have established a new beginning in this universe. What would have
been the starting point? It would have been love. From the origin, the
starting point had to be love. Then what love would that have been? It
would have been God's love.
Where would the origin of this God-centered, unified love have
appeared? Originally Adam and Eve were to grow and embrace all the
creation in heaven and on earth. They were to be filled with
happiness, with hope for tomorrow and with heart enough to reach the
position of intoxication in God's love and love the future generations
eternally. When Adam and Eve reached this position, then finally the
origin of true love, where man and woman could unite centering on God,
would have appeared. The origin of a unified love cannot appear by any
After reaching perfection as an individual and perfection as a
reciprocal spouse, and when we become approved publicly by God-
centered love, we can realize the genuine, true ideal.
6. THE IDEAL WORLD OF CREATION THROUGH ADAM AND EVE
God created one male and one female. After they became perfect, God
wanted them to live a heavenly married life as one heavenly couple,
husband and wife.
God planned to make Adam and Eve the very first husband and wife and
then to build the heavenly kingdom through them. If this had happened,
then the blessings "be fruitful and multiply" would have been realized
at that time. God had given Adam and Eve the ability to multiply His
children. Then the children of Adam and Eve would have been sinless,
perfect human beings.
Then what else would Adam and Eve have done? Sin never would have been
passed on to humankind. Through their children, Adam and Eve the God-
centered True Father and Mother of all humankind.
If Adam and Eve had reached perfection without falling, they would
have become perfect not only individually but also on a universal and
historical level. And they would have been able to start a new family
centering on God's love. From this family, a society, tribe, nation
and world -- one big family -- would have been realized in which God
could have dwelt.
The center of this one big family society would have been God and
Adam. In that world, the lifestyle or course of Adam's family would
have remained as an historical tradition. Their lifestyle, customs,
practices and background would have become the historical tradition.
It can only become a tradition if it is linked to God's love. God's
love is the origin of life and the spring of all ideals; therefore, we
would not have been able to leave its bosom, and would want to return
even if we ever left.
In this fallen world, we see many people leave their parents or
brothers. They always feel lonely and miss their family. Similarly,
once we are united with God, who is the subject of life and ideals, we
can never leave His bosom. If we leave we feel lonely and bereft of
happiness; therefore, there is no option other than becoming united in
the realm of God's love.
In that position, these are the things man can be proud of: one, God
is my Father; two, we are sons and daughters who can receive God's
love; and three, I am the inheritor of the universe created by God.
Today, the people of this world are proud of just marrying the
daughter of a rich man. But if God is my Father and if I can receive
all His love, could there be anything of which to be prouder?
If Adam and Eve had realized a God-centered ideal family, God's will
would have been realized. Adam's family would have become a family
where a unified base of love could have been formed with God as Father
on the top and all humankind below as His family. That family would
have become the foundation on which to bring everything into unity
through love, in order to perfect the ideals of Adam and Eve created
Through the husband and wife's love and children's love formed on that
foundation, a unified cultural realm would have been realized on this
earth centering on Adam's family. There would not have been numerous
tribes forming their own cultures and civilizations, as exists today.
It would have been a world with a single culture, single thought and
single civilization, centering on Adam. When this is realized, then
all cultures, history, customs, languages and traditions will be
Also, we will realize an ideal family, clan, tribe and nation in the
realm of God's love, and by enlarging that even more, we will form one
ideal world realizing the ideal of Adam. As the root trunk and leaves
of a tree are all connected as one life, we should serve God as our
Father above us, and we should think of humankind as our brothers and
sisters below us, making one "life-body." God's will is to realize an
eternal ideal world centering on God. The people living in that world
do not need any salvation or Messiah. They are God's sons and
daughters of goodness.
If Adam and Eve had realized the first God-centered family, the God-
centered tribe, nation and world would also have been realized
centering on that family. In that place, only God would be the ruler.
Then from the very beginning, a perfect rule would have been
accomplished for eternity.
If this had been accomplished in the Garden of Eden, then we would not
have many different nations and languages we see today. We would have
been included in Adam's tribe, following one tradition centering on
Adam. The language which Adam used would have been the language of the
world. And the whole world would have indeed become one nation under
God. As God planned, all humankind would have been born in the
heavenly kingdom on earth.
We were to enjoy the heavenly life here on this earth and, after our
physical life, we were to go to the spirit world to live in heaven
eternally. This was the original blueprint of God. In this world,
there would have been no Satan, no evil and no hell.
7. THE FALL OF ADAM AND EVE
Why did Adam and Eve, created by the omniscient God, fall? This is an
important theological problem.
Many Christians believe, what literally is written in the Bible, that
Adam and Eve fell by eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil. If this were a literal fruit, then it would not have
been a big problem. However, when we see the history of restoration
providence taking six thousand years, we can understand that Adam and
Eve did not fall by merely eating a literal fruit.
Then, by what did Adam and Eve fall? In one word, Adam and Eve fell
through the problem of love. Because of this, the providence of
restoration has taken thousands of years and had to be prolonged so
many times until now. Many religious believers did not know about this
fact until now.
Then who distorted love? It was the archangel who twisted the love of
Adam and Eve The archangel formed a relationship with Eve by seducing
her and mistreating Adam. Therefore, the direction of Adam and Eve's
love, which should have pursued God according to the true path
centered on their parents' love, shifted to a different direction.
This is why all humans who were to inherit God's blood inherited
Satan's blood instead. Most religious believers have never even
dreamed about this level of understanding.
In the Bible is a verse which says, "Do not eat of the fruit of the
Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil." This commandment was given
because something had the possibility of destroying the relationship
between God and human beings. The Principle solves this problem very
clearly. The Principle is a great gospel that can save all people, who
are living in suffering.
We cannot say that the fruit was literal. Why would God create a fruit
that could cause a situation in which all humankind would suffer in
struggles and destruction for millions of years? That the fruit
symbolizes a problem of love is much more plausible.
Where did the fall start? What does it mean that Adam and Eve fell as
a family? Nothing other than love could have made Adam and Eve fall as
a family. What kind of fruit would make thousands of future
generations become sinners? This is a blood relationship. If a root of
sin is planted in the blood lineage, it would continue eternally
according to the law of inheritance. Only the problem of love could
make this happen. Mistaken love was the cause of the fall.
The fall started when Adam and Eve were seduced by illicit love which
violated the heavenly law.
When you come to know about love, everything becomes connected. You
can understand not only the facts of the horizontal earthly world, but
also your spiritual eyes will allow you to understand the multi-
dimensional spirit world. Therefore, you reach a stage at which you
can meet and relate with God directly.
However, Adam and Eve fell before their love senses developed. They
had an illicit relationship with the archangel. This was the
fundamental cause of the destruction of the universe.
Because of love, the fall occurred. The starting point of love is not
the eyes or mouth. The fall occurred through the love organs of man
and woman. Everything came to be destroyed because of the fall.
The unifying point of love is where all the senses are brought
together. However, through the fall, the standard was destroyed,
damaging the entire universe.
We are to grow centering on love; however, when damage is caused
through love, God retreats. In this respect, the fall cannot be
anything other than an accident of love. This is why it became a
problem to God, to humankind and to history. Only an accident of love
can cause such a shock, as the greatest catastrophe in the whole
Forming a love relationship with Satan was the cause of the fall.
The fall means that we fell together with Satan and left God.
The fall initiated an illicit motivation in the blood lineage. This is
why the result of the fall has been inherited until today as the
Amazingly, Reverend Moon has revealed at this time that the fall
resulted from immature love. It is an undeniable fact.
The reason that the omniscient and omnipotent God could not prevent
the fall is as follows:
Adam and Eve should have developed their love up to the level desired
by God. But since they fell during the process of their growth, God,
who must maintain the absoluteness of love, could not prevent their
fall. As we human beings have to go through the period of adolescence,
Adam and Eve were to become perfect after going through a certain
growth period. Then they were to become united with God, but they fell
before reaching that stage.
If Adam and Eve had understood the internal feelings of God, they
would not have been able to fall even if they had tried to. Parents
have a heart of love for their child, but the child cannot understand
this deep heart of the parents. The fall occurred when Adam and Eve
were very young. But wasn't the motivation of the fall not because of
their young age, but rather due to the immaturity of their heart-? If
Adam and Eve had felt that "God is related to me. I cannot separate
myself from Him," then they would not have been able to fall. The fall
occurred because Adam and Eve did not have that unity of heart. The
fall happened because God's wish and Adam and Eve's wishes differed,
and because the direction of Adam and Eve's thinking and the heavenly
What was the fall? The fall began when we followed self-centered love,
forgetting to see heaven and earth, human beings and God. Therefore,
any society where adultery is prevalent will perish.
The fall resulted from the archangel and Eve together trying to
destroy the husband.
The fall was man and woman separating, Adam and Eve becoming enemies.
The most serious among all sins is the sin that destroyed God's love.
We must know this heavenly law. Unquestionably, Adam mistook his
original duty as a brother and Eve mistook her duty as a sister. When
Eve was seduced by the archangel, Eve was to ask Adam and Adam was to
ask God. However, by deciding by themselves, they went the way of the
What do you think the fall means? The fall means that we cannot live
as the original ideal human beings, becoming the true husband and wife
of love desired by God, and living with God centering on love.
Adam and Eve, who should have united with each other centering on God,
instead united with the archangel, who was the servant. This was the
fall. Humankind, which was to inherit the blood lineage of God,
inherited the blood of the servant instead. This is why no matter how
often fallen people called God their "Father," they could not
experience the real feeling of being His children.
This is because we inherited the original fallen nature that makes us
think only self-centeredly, whether about God or anything else. If a
conflicting being forms a clan and a tribe, as time passes, everything
will become conflictive. The realm of satanic culture was formed from
one dividing into two and two into three, and then finally becoming
God has been working on a providence of unification to bring the
divided cultural realms together. Every human being has an original
mind that tries to be one with the central existence of the universe.
However, the central existence of the universe now is not God, but
Satan. Therefore, whenever we try to seek the center, we end up
becoming unhappy rather than happy. This miserable history is
8. THE RESULT OF THE FALL
Through an illicit sexual relationship, Eve united with the archangel,
and Adam united with Eve who had united with the archangel. Adam and
Eve formed a family through the husband and wife relationship centered
on Satan rather than God. For this reason, all their descendants came
to inherit the blood of Satan.
Therefore, even though the sons of Adam and Eve originally were to
have been the first and second sons of God, through Eve's forming an
illicit relationship with the archangel, Satan claimed them instead.
Originally in the ideal of creation, love was to determine ownership.
According to the Principle, when a subject and an object form a
relation. ship of love, each shares the other's possessions.
Therefore, when we look carefully from this Principle viewpoint, we
see that Satan came to have the ownership of all humankind born as the
descendants of Eve, because she fell with the archangel through an
illicit love relationship.
John 8:44 reads, "You are of your father the devil."
Because of the fall, man and woman cannot but surrender to Satan.
Human beings exchanged their own Father. We abandoned God, who is our
true Father, and united with a false father, Satan. This way, the
first man and woman became the son and daughter of Satan.
Adam and Eve unlawfully became husband and wife under Satan, without
the blessing or permission of God. Therefore, when Adam and Eve had
children, they were born not as children of God, but as children of
Satan. Therefore, after Adam, children with original sin multiplied to
form a world of evil. The cause is that man and woman could not
persevere centered on God.
In the world of evil, there is only sinfulness, faithlessness, crime,
hatred and war. Nations cannot feel pain even when they act to destroy
each other. This is hell on earth. The actual master on earth is
Satan, not God. Therefore it is recorded in John 12:3 l, "Now shall
the ruler of this world be cast out."
We all know that God created this universe. We also know that God
created human beings. However, God could not become our master because
man and woman went against God and became one with the false parent,
Satan. Therefore, Satan has been the father of all humankind.
The first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, disbelieved God's Word and
fell. They therefore lost the true husband and wife relationship and
were not able to become each other's true object.
God's purpose of creation was for Adam and Eve to marry as a bride and
bridegroom of goodness, becoming husband and wife and then parents.
However, this was destroyed because of the fall, and the providence of
restoration began with Cain and Abel. This was not supposed to have
been the beginning of our history. We can't help but resent our
ancestors for this unfortunate history.
Because of the fall of Adam and Eve, God cannot treat them as the
first ancestors of true human beings, as the parents of humankind, as
His son and daughter, or as His bride and bridegroom. Although Adam
and Eve were His only son and daughter, God cannot treat them as
children of filial piety.
Through the fall human beings lost the true love of father, of
husband, and of brother.
Since Eve's fall caused this loss, women have to go through so much
suffering, until they restore what they caused to be lost.
Through the fall, we lost true parents, true husband and wife, and
true children. Eve and the archangel caused this loss. Thus all women
living on this earth are dependent upon the archangel-type father, the
archangel-type husband, and the archangel-type brother. These women
are very miserable. It is like the daughter of a rich man living with
the servant of his house. In other words, the daughter was born
inheriting the blood of the servant.
Since these women are unable to receive love from their original
husband, original father, and original brother, the person who comes
as the Lord brings these kinds of love. Because of the fall, three
kinds of love relationships -- with a father, a husband, and a brother
-- could not be perfected, and as a result women could not become
daughters with happiness. Therefore, these three kinds of love
relationships must be restored on earth.
Because the order of love has been violated, we cannot bring happiness
to the world until we restore the order of love.
People who are in the satanic realm have no relationship at all with
God's blood lineage. In other words. humans who were to be born as
children of good parents were born with a relationship to evil
parents. Centered on evil, one family expanded to become a tribe,
nation, and world.
The fall might seem to be a problem limited to Adam and Eve. However,
because Adam and Eve are the ancestors of humankind, they are the
origin and center of our existence and they influenced the whole
future of the individual, society, tribe, nation and world.
The fall of Adam and Eve was not a fall just of Adam and Eve; it was
the fall of all human history combined together. In other words, the
fall of Adam and Eve means that Adam and Eve became parents of evil
instead of goodness. From an evil parent, evil children were born, and
through these evil children, the evil society, nation and world
The history of humankind living in this satanic realm has been very
God's ideal of creation could not be realized because of the fall of
Adam and Eve. Because Adam and Eve became fallen parents, they
multiplied children with original sin. The history of humankind has
developed centering on this fallen family of Adam and Eve, expanding
to the society, tribe, nation and world. After the fall, the ideal of
a true parent who can stand in the position of having perfected the
original will of God remained unfulfilled until today. Also, the
creation of a true family, true society, tribe, nation and world
centered on True Parents remains an unfulfilled ideal.
9. IF ADAM AND EVE HAD NOT FALLEN
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, whose descendants would you have been?
Naturally, you would have been born as sons and daughters of God.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, all humankind would have been the sons
and daughters of God. We would not have been people mocked at,
dominated, or accused by our enemies. We would have become the sons
and daughters of God with absolute authority to represent God's
omnipotence wherever we went. When a family was formed centering on
such people, it would have become the family of God to which all
existing beings in the universe would have submitted. Also, when the
tribe formed from this family went out, the whole creation would have
protected them and been absorbed by them. However, because of the
fall, human beings instead became a group of people who have been
mocked by the enemy.
Consequently, human beings could not stand in a position where God
could intervene, but were completely occupied by the enemy.
If the first human ancestors had not violated the original law of God
and instead had become eternally united with Him, then in the midst of
that unified love relationship no one would have been able to take
Adam and Eve away. After Adam and Eve had been born as a son and
daughter of God, and after they had matured, even if Adam and Eve were
ridiculed and persecuted, "Hey, who is your Father? Isn't He your
Father?" there would have been nothing that could have made them deny
their relationship with God, not even if they were attacked with a gun
If there were no fall, an original heavenly family would have formed
in the Garden of Eden and prospered within God's dominion. This family
would have had no relation with Satan.
After the fall, Adam and Eve could not understand God's heart. If Adam
and Eve had grown up and appeared before God with perfected
personalities, and if Adam and Eve as perfected beings had reached the
level of maturity, then God would have blessed them and bequeathed to
them His heart. God tried to make a heavenly couple who could inherit
His love and heart, forming a family of His blood lineage.
If the first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, had not fallen, what kind
of world would this have been? If Adam and Eve had matured and reached
perfection under the protection and love of God, God would have called
Adam and Eve to bless them in marriage. This is why God had created
man and woman. If this had been realized, then rather than the fallen
human ancestors, sinless, true, perfect human ancestors receiving
God's love would have lived on this earth. Adam and Eve would have
become the True Parents. Thus, a bride and bridegroom whom God truly
loved would have been born on earth.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have completely supported
God's will, and in the midst of that love, a true brother and sister
would have appeared on the earth. Through this, a family would have
been realized on a God-centered earth, and sinless parents would have
given birth to sinless children, creating a sinless tribe, nation and
world. Both in name and reality, this earth would have become an earth
dominated by God, as the King of all humankind.
If this had been realized, then salvation, religion and even prayer
would not have been necessary. We must understand that it was because
of the fall that we came to need salvation, religion and prayer.
Let us imagine what a God-created unfallen world would have been like.
Adam would have become a True Parent with true children in his blood
lineage. Therefore, the cultural world would have been Adam's cultural
world and would have been unified.
Something that is once connected to God's love cannot be separated.
Even in this fallen world, people loving each other can never be
separated even by death. If this is true, then who could separate two
things united with God's love in an unfallen world of goodness? If an
individual is united like this, then the mind and body would never
separate. In other words, the mind and body would be perfectly united.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have received God's com-
plete love. If Adam and Eve, as a son and daughter receiving God's
complete love, became completely united through God's love, they would
have given birth to children centered on God's love. Then in the midst
of this true love of God, they would have formed a tradition as a
husband, wife, son and daughter. God's will is completed when a
tradition of God's love-centered family is formed.
This world could not become the garden of love which God originally
desired. Adam was a fragrance representing God's right side and Eve
was a fragrance representing God's left side. The day when these two
sides met was to have been the day the whole earth and heaven were
filled with the fragrance of love. However, because of the fall, this
world came to be a world where evil continues. We ourselves should
never have become evil people.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen but had fulfilled God's will, this
world would definitely have become a God-centered world of one single
culture, a world of Adam and Eve's culture, and a world of Abel and
Cain's culture. This world would not have different languages nor
different traditions or cultures; therefore, this world would have
become a one-world tribe in which God would have dwelt.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, what kind of a world do you think
would have been realized? It would have been a nation which God could
have directly dominated. Because this world became dominated by Satan
through the fall, we now need salvation and a life of faith believing
Adam and Eve were to have become perfect according to God's will,
receive the blessing from God, and realize God's nation starting from
their family Adam and Eve's perfection should have been realized
through true love. If Adam and Eve had served God and had become
horizontal reciprocal partners, then the world fulfilling the purpose
of creation would have begun and expanded throughout the universe.
Adam and Eve would have realized one world in the midst of a tradition
of becoming a united husband and wife. However, Adam and Eve betrayed
God's will and fell.
After being created, Adam and Eve were to learn and master everything
in order to dominate all things. If Adam and Eve had learned about
natural law and their own nature, they would have been able to discern
good and evil; then the action of the fall would not have occurred.
In order to move from the fallen world formed by Adam and Eve to the
original world, God has been going through the course of indemnity.
This we would call the "Providence" or the "Way of God's Will."