Cheon Seong Gyeong 1638
What would be the center of love?
It must be God. He is the unique, eter-
nal, and unchanging being who existed
before the formation of the universe.
Love is the flow of heart; it is the mani-
festation of the internal heart flowing
substantially. Hence, God’s essence is
heart. Such a God is the unified being
who is the fundamental cause of the for-
mation of the universe as spoken about
in ontology. I do not even feel the need to
mention that this formation of the uni-
verse is exactly referring to the process
of God’s creation.
Then how was God able to create the
universe and human beings? He could
do so because He has heart. Life can arise
only where there is heart, and where
there is life, the generative process (cre-
ation) can take place. The work of cre-
ation must have a purpose behind it, for
the simple reason that by its nature, the
heart always aims toward fulfillment.
Therefore, it follows that the purpose of
creation is to bring joy that will satisfy
God’s heart. This joy is derived from the
creation, especially from human beings
who most closely resemble Him.
Hence, what God aimed to create
were peoples and nations that resemble
His love and creativity. This is plainly
discernible from the fact that human-
kind also seeks after these same things.
The universal ideal is none other than
the fervent aspiration to pursue a world
which should have been rightfully ours
to enjoy. (65-258, 1972.11.26)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1191
What is the secret method to restore
the right of the eldest son? Satan claims,
“God is a perfect God and the Adam and
Eve He is seeking must also be perfect.
Had they not fallen, it would have been
the Principled standard that Adam and
Eve have to love me as the original arch-
angel. Thus, even though I have fallen
and I found myself in the position of a
bad one, if you all are in a position to
be called good and true, you must set
up the condition of having loved me.
Without this, You, God, cannot be in
the position of God in front of me.” This
is the problem. Satan stops everything
dead, saying, “If there is a secret method
of uniting with you, what is it? The per-
son You send must love me. Unless he
stands together with You in the position
of loving me, and makes the condition
enabling him to say that he loved me, he
will not be able to regain the birthright
of the firstborn son that I have been hold-
ing on to.” That is why Jesus exhorted us
to love our enemies. (131-182, 1984.5.1)
Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959
The title of today’s speech is “Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation,” meaning “Let Us Regain Israel.” Since “Israel” means victory, I will speak on the title “Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation.”
In the passage just read from Genesis, it says that God created man and blessed him. Yet this blessing was not a realized blessing; it was a blessing of promise. Thus, Adam and Eve aspired to the day when they could dominate all things with great hope. God asked Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He said, “In the day you eat of it, you shall die.” (Genesis 2:17) Thus, Adam and Eve were to live and cherish the blessed hope in their hearts. Only when they believed in and followed the Word could they start a family as the son and daughter who could fulfill God’s Will. This was the Principle.
We human beings must have a hope. Next, after we possess hope, we should make an eternal relationship. A relationship is made through the process of faith. We can receive God’s love when our hope and faith are realized. This is the Principle. For this reason, Paul said in I Corinthians 13, “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” We human beings, however, have lost hope and faith through the fall. By losing hope and faith, we have lost love centered on God. We should know that the 6,000-year history of the providence of restoration was for the sake of restoring this love.
Now, in place of Adam and Eve, we should have, as our hope, the blessing God allowed before all things and heed and adhere to God’s admonitions and prohibitions to make this hope our own. It cannot be otherwise. Only when we possess God-centered hope and faith and then win in the life of praxis can we realize the level of individual restoration where we can receive God’s love. We should know that any individual, family, church, and even all things are placed within this realm. God created the world with such an ideal. Since all these were lost through the fall, humanity has been searching for hope, faith and love until now.
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