Cheon Seong Gyeon 1171
In what manner did Jesus, who had right of kingship over all kings, enter the world? He came inheriting the victorious tradition by which the lineage had been changed. That is why when he was conceived in Mary’s womb Satan could not say, “That is my son.” Mary conceived Jesus on the national-level foundation that had been inherited from the historical tradition of heart left by Tamar. Through this, Mary was able to restore through indemnity Eve’s failure and to stand in the position of having brought forth fruit, which had been the hope of women throughout history. Since Jesus’ conception took place based on the completed restoration of the right of the eldest son, from the time of his conception Satan could not claim him as his own. At the time of Tamar, Perez could not claim to be the firstborn son on God’s side while he was in the womb, but only after his birth. (139-309, 1986.1.31)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1078
Our missionaries are trained so that they have no need for the luxuries of Western societies. It is because we have a new culture called “the sleeping bag culture.” Wherever they go, our young people do not feel disoriented. You will discover that the homes of Unification Church missionaries are without any luxurious furnishings and possess only the simplest of household goods. (130- 280, 1984.2.7)
Original Substance of the Divine Principle
Romans 8:29-30 is often cited as a justification for the doctrine of absolute predestiantion, meaning that God decides ahead of time what will happen.
This is wrong. Since the verse does not mention human responsiblity, it gives that impression. But a person cannot be justified unless he or she fulfills his or her own protion of responsiblity. See slides 6 and 7 below: