How Could the Original Sin Arise From Eating a Literal Fruit?

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 265

How will you deeply experience True
Parents’ heart and God’s love and heart?
This is the issue. The question is how
to enter that state. For this you have to
become the Adam and Eve who have not
fallen, free from Satan’s accusation. How,
then, will you become liberated from the
satanic world? You have to win in the bat-
tle with Satan. To achieve this, how hard
will you have to work and how much will
you have to suffer? Jacob and Moses were
each deceived ten times. Jesus Christ was
also deceived in the same manner. It was
the same with me. We must overcome
this. We will come to know God’s heart
through this. We will come to know the
Parents’ heart. Otherwise, we will nev-
er know. Without this experience, Satan
will never leave you alone. As long as you
do not triumph over Satan, you will nev-
er be able to know True Parents’ heart or
God’s heart.

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1358

In 1970, the 777 Couples from ten
nations around the world were blessed.
They are the ‘three sevens’ couples; three
times seven equals twenty-one. The 777
Couples represent the whole world and
also formation, growth, and completion;
through their Blessing, any family could
inherit the right to enter heaven freely.
Such is the significance of this number.
Having thus blessed the 777 Cou-
ples, I can now travel anywhere in the
world with my family: Germany, Afri-
ca – anywhere on earth. That is to say,
I can fulfill God’s will wherever I go.
Every place is the same. Since the way is
open for anyone to come to me, it follows
that I can also go to any nation. The 777
Couples Blessing in 1970 made it possi-
ble for my family to go anywhere in the
world. I have laid the foundation upon
which, if Korea continues to oppose me,
I can take my family to any nation of my
choice to realize God’s will; accordingly,
I can now proceed into the global era.
(75-152, 1975.1.2)

The Human Fall

2. Catastrophic Consequences of the Human Fall

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

How could the original sin arise from eating a literal fruit? If the first ancestor committed sin by eating a fruit, what could bequeath that sin to thousands of generations of his descendants? The generations are related through lineage. If the root of sin is planted in the lineage, the sin continues forever by the law of heredity. Only a problem of love could make this happen. Wrongful love was the cause of the Human Fall. (23:167, May 18, 1969)

Love is supposed to bring human beings to perfection. However, when something goes wrong with love, even God steps back. Then it becomes a serious problem. In this respect, we discover that something went wrong with love. Nothing else could become such a serious problem for God, for humankind and for history. The failure of love was the greatest catastrophe in the whole universe. (128:87, June 5, 1983)

Were you to truly know love, you would be well acquainted with everything. You would not only know the facts of the earth plane, but also your spiritual eyes would be open and you would under-stand the cosmos in all its dimensions. You would reach the level where you could experience God directly. God endowed human beings with the potential to develop their senses of love to that degree.
However, Adam and Eve fell before they could reach that level. (137:129, January 1, 1986)

When Adam and Eve were in adolescence, at the age of 16, 17 or 18, their eyes were not supposed to wander about. They were supposed to look into each other’s eyes and say, “You are the one I have been looking for! It was you all along!” Gazing into each other’s eyes filled with mystery and touching each other’s noses, they would have felt a spark of electricity. Would their minds and body have been completely united at that moment? Yes they would have been.
    When a man and a woman become one in the mind and the body and establish goodness in the universe, they are like flowers in full bloom. The fragrance of their love fills the entire universe, enthralling all its creatures. Every creature stretches its body and perks up its nose to smell the alluring scent. What about God? He would exclaim, “Wow! This is awesome!” Even God is captivated. He is naturally drawn to them. He gives them all His attention. He urges them on.
    Up to the moment when God joined Adam and Eve, they were not prepared to experience the electricity of love. They would have felt clumsy around each other; their physical touch would have come as a shock. But once their minds and bodies would be totally united in God’s love, once the three—God, Adam and Eve—would be united as one, they would have experienced love like a flash of lightening. At that moment, they would have become the nucleus of the universe. They would have orbited about each other in love, forming the nucleus for governing all things by love. Yet Adam and Eve were derailed from this orbit…
    Had Adam and Eve become the nucleus, God would have nestled them in His bosom. He would have been with them always. Even if His body tried to leave, His feet would have stayed with them. The couple would have been inseparable, ever embracing each other. Their sons and daughters would have been connected to them by cords of love, and wherever they went they would come together again… The families, tribes, peoples, nations, and world descended from them were supposed to be established from that nucleus. As descendants of a man and woman in complete oneness, they too would have embraced one another in true love as they built their own families, tribes, peoples, nations and world. What a wonderful world it would be! Everything would be marvelous. It would be the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Don’t you think so?
    Am I a dreamer, or do I speak truth? My elucidation of the Human Fall as the reason for the [corruption] of love is logical and correct, based upon a proper assessment of history. Knowing it, we can resolve all human problems. Even so, it is not an easy task.
    Because the nucleus of love was not established, and instead the Fall occurred, the whole world became contrary to God’s ideal, its unity shattered into pieces. Stemming from that initial disorder, all human beings became separated from one another. We cannot deny that the world today is beset by divisions. That is to say, we are all fallen. It is only appropriate to conclude that we are living in the world that resulted from the Fall.
    Since people live in a condition of separation, they deny that God exists. Moreover, they deny their parents, their brothers and sisters, their husband and wives. The world is in chaos. In such a state, human beings can never achieve oneness by their own efforts. Although there are always people who seek for the ideal, they cannot possibly attain it… Meanwhile, others despair, saying that humanity is facing destruction, that there is no hope, and that utopian ideals are merely vain figments of the human imagination. (128:88, June 5, 1983)

If the first human beings did not fall, they would have received God’s vertical love, and they would have become, as it were, the bodies of God. It would be as if God were the bones, and Adam and Eve the flesh.
    God would be the internal Parent in the internal position, and Adam and Eve the external parents in the external position. The internal and the external would become one through love… Without the union of vertical and horizontal love, no one can be perfected.
    Our first ancestors should have become the human beings whom God intended to create according to His original Will. We should have descended from such persons. We should have been born from persons with a divine nature. Then we would possess both God’s divine nature and our parents’ human nature.
    Adam and Eve could become perfect and bear perfect fruit only when connected to the love of God. Without that connection, it is not possible. The connecting point of God’s vertical love and Adam and Eve’s horizontal physical love was to be the very root of our ancestors’ lineage. All of humanity was supposed to have arisen from that beginning point.
    The Fall, however, severed man’s love, woman’s love and God’s love. Because of the Fall, man’s love, woman’s love and God’s love were not connected. If there had been no Fall, man and woman would be tied together by God’s love—without doubt.
    Why do a man and a woman try to become one? They do it for love. What do they want after uniting in love? They want to receive God’s blessing. That is the purpose. (184:71, November 13, 1988)

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