Let Us Make Man In Our Image, After Our Likeness

Cheon Seong Gyeong 2137

Prior to the Fall, Adam and Eve could
relate to God freely and directly, but no
longer after it. Likewise, due to the Fall,
Cain and Abel, the children of Adam
and Eve, inherited not God’s lineage,
but Satan’s instead; hence, Jesus’ words
according to John 3:3, “… unless one is
born anew, he cannot see the Kingdom
of God.”
People need to realize that they have
inherited a false life through a false lin-
eage, which originated in a false love
relationship. They should be ashamed of
the fact that they have come to occupy
the position of the enemy of love, life,
and lineage. God feels unspeakable pain
and sorrow when He sees free sex and
homosexuality that are so prevalent in
our world today. Yet He takes the posi-
tion of loving His enemy’s children more
than His own. His providence of salva-
tion is to recover all His lost children by
continuously investing Himself without
expecting any return. For Him to revive
a fallen person, He must invest a life
force stronger than false life. How mis-
erable He must have been at the sight of
Eve being pregnant with the baby con-
ceived through the Fall! Such children
have multiplied to the point that now
there are six billion fallen human beings
in the world.

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1093

A long time ago, when the families
of loyal subjects received something
good, they first offered it to the king
of the nation. That was the rule of the
life of loyalty in Korea. From that per-
spective, Korean courtesy reflects some-
thing central to heaven that cannot be
found in any other nation. Confucians
follow the teachings of Confucius, and
there is quite a lot of traditional conduct
prescribed in Confucian teachings that
is close to heavenly law. You should ask
your descendants to perform a sacrifi-
cial rite for you in the future. So far, the
regulations of life and the procedure for
holding a funeral have not been estab-
lished centering upon the Principle, but
once the standard is established in the
future, you should follow it.

World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon

Part 1
God and Creation

Chapter 1
God

The Creator

1. In the Beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and
the earth. The earth was without form and void,
and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and
the Spirit of God was moving over the face of
the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light”; and there
was light. And God saw that the light was good;
and God separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light Day, and the darkness he
called Night. And there was evening and there
was morning, one day.
And God said, “Let there be a firmament in
the midst of the waters, and let it separate the
waters from the waters.” And God made the
firmament and separated the waters which were
under the firmament from the waters which were
above the firmament. And it was so. And God
called the firmament Heaven. And there was
evening and there was morning, a second day.
And God said, “Let the waters under the
heavens be gathered together into one place,
and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God
called the dry land Earth, and the waters that
were gathered together he called Seas. And
God saw that it was good. And God said, “Let
the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding
seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is
their seed, each according to its kind, upon
the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought
forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according
to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in
which is their seed, each according to its kind.
And God saw that it was good. And there was
evening and there was morning, a third day.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the
firmament of the heavens to separate the day
from the night; and let them be for signs and
for seasons and for days and years, and let them
be lights in the firmament of the heavens to
give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And
God made the two great lights, the greater light
to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the
night; he made the stars also. And God set
them in the firmament of the heavens to give
light upon the earth, to rule over the day and
over the night, and to separate the light from
the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
And there was evening and there was morning,
a fourth day.
And God said, “Let the waters bring forth
swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above
the earth across the firmament of the heavens.”
So God created the great sea monsters and
every living creature that moves, with which
the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and
every winged bird according to its kind. And
God saw that it was good. And God blessed
them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill
the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on
the earth.” And there was evening and there
was morning, a fifth day.
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth
living creatures according to their kinds, cattle
and creeping things and beasts of the earth
according to their kinds.” And it was so. And
God made the beasts of the earth according to
their kinds, and the cattle according to their
kinds, and everything that creeps upon the
ground according to its kind. And God saw that
it was good.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our
image, after our likeness; and let them have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every creeping thing
that creeps upon the earth.” So God created
man in his own image, in the image of God he
created him; male and female he created them.
And God blessed them, and God said to them,
“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and
subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of
the sea and over the birds of the air and over
every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every
plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all
earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you
shall have them for food. And to every beast of
the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to
everything that creeps on the earth, everything
that has the breath of life, I have given every
green plant for food.” And it was so. And God
saw everything that he had made, and behold, it
was very good. And there was evening and there
was morning, a sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were
finished, and all the host of them. And on the
seventh day God finished his work which he had
done, and he rested on the seventh day from all
his work which he had done. So God blessed the
seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God
rested from all his work which he had done in
creation.
Genesis 1.1-2.3

God it is who created the heavens and the
earth,
and that which is between them, in six days.
Then He mounted the throne.
You have not, beside Him, a protecting friend
or mediator.
Will you not then remember?
He directs the ordinance from the heaven to
the earth;
then it ascends to Him in a Day, whose measure is a thousand years of your reckoning.
Such is the Knower of the invisible and the visible, the Mighty, the Merciful,
who made all things good which He created.30
Qur’an 32.4-7

Tao gave them birth;
The power of Tao reared them,
Shaped them according to their kinds,
Perfected them, giving to each its strength.
Therefore of the ten thousand things there is
not one that does not worship Tao and do homage to its power. Yet no mandate ever went forth
that accorded to Tao the right to be worshiped,
nor to its power the right to receive homage. It
was always and of itself so.31
Tao Te Ching 51 (Taoism)

As the web issues out of the spider
And is withdrawn, as plants sprout from the
earth,
As hair grows from the body, even so,
The sages say, this universe springs from
The deathless Self, the source of life.
The deathless Self meditated upon
Himself and projected the universe
As evolutionary energy.
From this energy developed life, mind,
The elements, and the world of karma,
Which is enchained by cause and effect.
The deathless Self sees all, knows all. From him
Springs Brahma, who embodies the process
Of evolution into name and form
By which the One appears to be many.
Mundaka Upanishad 1.1.7-9 (Hinduism)

The Holy One went about creating worlds and
destroying them until He created heaven and
earth, of which He said, “These please Me.”32
Genesis Rabbah 9.2 (Judaism)

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