No Work of Art Can Compare With the Human Body

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 2228

I shouldered the nation. On that
path, you are meritorious subjects. For
that reason, you have to understand that
we are treading the path in order to pave
the way of the filial child, the virtuous
woman, and the loyal subject. This is the
mission of the tribal messiah. The posi-
tion of the filial son is in relation to his
family, the virtuous woman’s position
is in relation to her couple, and the loy-
al subject or patriot’s position is that of
the parents representing the country. By
becoming loyal subjects, patriots, you
will represent the position of parents by
being connected with the nation. (220-153,
1991.10.16)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1569

We have now conquered the summit
of this world of death and entered the era
when we can come into contact with the
heavenly realm. We are aware that a new
era centered exclusively on the heavenly
spirit world can only begin in the provi-
dential time when the spirit world can
communicate on an equal basis with
the physical world. This requires a foun-
dation of unity of all the tribes of the
Unification Church members. Please,
Heavenly Father, be with Heung-jin in
his endeavors and devotion in bringing
together good men and women, kings
and patriots representing the sovereign-
ties of the 120 nations, educating them
to fulfill their duties of loyalty and filial
piety to you. In this way, heavenly law in
the spiritual and physical worlds can be
established. Amen! (196-257, 1990.1.2)

World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon

Part 1
God and Creation

Chapter 1
God

The Creator

2. The Creation of Human Beings

Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2.7

We created man of an extraction of clay, then We set him, a drop, in a receptacle secure,
then We created of the drop a clot
then We created of the clot a tissue
then We created of the tissue bones
then We garmented the bones in flesh;
thereafter We produced him as another creature. So blessed be God, the fairest of creators!
Qur’an 23.14

Creating the universe himself, He has remained unattached.
The compassionate Lord too has made the holy center [the human being]. Combining air, water, and fire, He created the citadel of the body.
The Creator fashioned the Nine Abodes [of sensation];
In the Tenth is lodged the Lord, unknowable, limitless.

The illimitable Lord in His unattributed state of void assumed might;
He, the infinite One, remaining detached:
Displaying His power, He himself from the void created inanimate things. From the unattributed void were created air and water.

Raising creation, He dwells as monarch in the citadel of the body.
Lord! In the fire and water [of the body] exists Thy light;
In Thy state of void was lodged the power of creation.
Adi Granth, Maru Sohale, M.1, p. 1037 (Sikhism)

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

God first made the soil and then used it to create human beings. God created the universe by this principle, forming the internal on the basis of the external. From existing beings, God seeks to create greater beings. Creation is thus a process from things of lesser value to things of greater value. Likewise, in the creation of humans, God created first the body and then the spirit. (152:319-20, August 18, 1963)

Investing all His heart and mind, God formed the human body out of dust as the dwelling-place of the eternal spirit, where it is to live and grow. No work of art, however beautiful, can compare with the human body. God did not create it thoughtlessly, saying, “Hey, get up!” Rather, God invested all of His heart and mind into forming it. Then He completed the human being by breathing a living spirit into it. (8:80, November 8, 1959)

God’s purpose in creating human beings was to rejoice with them… However, they cannot become the object partners who inspire God with joy unless they understand His Will and make effort to live accordingly. Hence, human beings are endowed with emotional sensitivity to the heart of God, intuition and reason to comprehend His Will, and the requisite abilities to practice it. (Exposition of the Divine Principle, Eschatology 1.1)

What if God had placed our eyes on our feet, or our mouth on the back of the head? God gave much thought to the human body’s design. The mouth is where it is on the face so the two eyes can watch what we put into it and the hands can best function to feed it. Suppose your eyes were in the back of your head; your mouth might bite your finger and they wouldn’t see it happening, and you would lose a finger! You have to admit that God is truly the master scientist!
Everyone has little valleys on either side of their mouths, so that when they perspire the sweat doesn’t run into their mouths. If the mouth were set deeper into the face then you would constantly have to blow away your sweat, but you don’t have to because God prepared better contours for your face. What a mess it would be on a rainy day if your nose were set upside down!

Think about it: everything about you is well made, from the hair inside your nose to your teeth. Everything has its role in the order of the body… Is God’s thinking random or confused? No, the universe follows His order and logic. (104:207-08, May 6, 1979)

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