Strengthening Families and Communities Forum:
#124-Richard Urban – Solving Today’s Problems with a God-centered and Abstinence-Centered Worldview
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Are not all husbands and wives brought together from different origins? Our mothers and fathers became parents by giving birth to us, thereby creating that parent-child relationship. Yet one of the horizontal elements in that relationship came from somewhere else. Thus, though husband and wife may separate, the parent-child relationship can never be broken. There is only one vertical relationship. We should understand that the perpendicular position is the only way to inherit the lineage that connects human history centering on the original true love between heaven and earth. Why is the perpendicular position necessary? Once we move into it, our shadow disappears. Don’t shadows disappear at noon? At present, God and humanity are not in the perpendicular relationship centering on ideal love.
So what is the way in this universe that will connect human beings and God through the shortest vertical distance by way of true love? It is the parent-child relationship. There is no distance shorter than that along the perpendicular. If it is off by even a little, it is not the perpendicular. The shortest distance is the perpendicular. Based on it, the mother and father are connected by the shortest distance, east and west. Next, siblings are connected by the shortest distance, front and rear. These form 90-degree angles. In terms of faces, there are twenty-four. As the omniscient and omnipotent God has such ideal conceptual ability, He resides at the center of a sphere at the center of the universe formed around a series of 90-degree angles at the intersection of the vertical and horizontal, the intersection of front-rear, left and right. Centering on what does God exist? On true love. If you were to ask Him that, He would say, that is all there is. (198-298, 1990.2.5)
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By offering a tithe from your material possessions to God, you can establish a condition equal to having offered all that you have. Even if you do not offer everything to God, offering a portion of it with all of your heart and mind will enable the rest to be considered holy. The person who tithes will never perish. As days go by, his storage room will be filled with more material blessings. (31-239, 1970.6.4)
Original Substance of the Divine Principle
Principle of Creation
For today’s study, please view slides 48 to 51 below.