Our Body Is God’s Temple

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1827

Where can we find clean water? The ocean water is completely polluted. However, the North Pole has snow eight hundred meters deep. That is fresh water that was accumulated thousands of years ago. It is not polluted, but clean, even after ten thousand years. It is the same with the South Pole. What if we were to build a cultural city like New York below the ice, do you think many people will come to see it or not? This could actually be done. Don’t you feel excited just thinking about it? If you build a tunnel in the ice, it will not collapse, but last for ten thousand years. By spraying cold water on the inside surface once a year, the ice will stay frozen and eventually become solid. (302-99, 1999.6.1)

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    Fallen people became false beings; therefore they need to receive grafts. From the standpoint of lineage, your ancestor is someone other than God. Why could you become only His adopted children? It is because you have a different father and mother. Hence, it is logical to conclude that the Fall has to do with lineage. What is the Fall? It means inheriting the wrong lineage. It is correct to say that human beings fell due to false love. That is why the assertion made by the Unification Church that human beings fell due to love, cannot be denied. It is written in the Bible that Adam and Eve fell by eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and fell, isn’t it? Do you know what that fruit was? Was it a fruit at all? Was it a fruit that can be blown down by the wind and roll on the ground? It was not.
    Satan entered minds of Adam and Eve and became one with them, so they inherited Satan’s lineage. Why can God, who has so much love, not forgive Satan? Jesus said that everybody, even murderers and robbers can be forgiven, once they believe in him. Then why can Satan not be forgiven? It is because he defiled the lineage of humankind. What does that mean? From God’s point of view, Satan is the adulterer, the one who violated His love. (156-226, 1966.5.25)

Cheon Seong Gyeong

Selections from the Speeches of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True God
Chapter 2

God and the Work of Creation

Section 2. God’s Purpose forCreating Human Beings
2.2. God invests the essence of His love and life

    There is a force that moves us toward the final destination of our desire and our desire’s greatest standard of perfection. We need to discover the fact that this force is operating within us. The Bible says that our body is God’s temple, but we do not understand what this means. These are words of great importance. This is because however great God may be, when we form a partnership of love with God in which we can whisper words of love, and when we become one with God in that love partnership, we receive the right to inherit the universe. Through the principled foundation of love, this world, the spirit world, the incorporeal world and the world of substance, all created by God, can attain the right to inherit from the universe. Unfortunately, people are ignorant of this amazing fact. (137-67, 1985.12.18)

Section 3. The Ideal of Love to Be Attained Through Adam and Eve
3.1. God created Adam as a body of the invisible God

    Why did God need Adam and Eve? He had two purposes: first, to realize the ideal of love, and second, for the invisible God to make Himself visible after taking on a form. For this reason, Adam and Eve are the base and core through which the invisible God can assume a visible form and establish a relationship with the visible world. So when Adam and Eve reach perfection and go to the spirit world, they are like God’s body. Then the invisible God assumes a position corresponding to their mind. God’s purpose in creating Adam and Eve was to have perfected people in the spirit world. As a result, He made their earthly-world body and mind. (92-147, 1977.4.1)

    What value would an invisible God staying alone in the heavenly kingdom have? It would be of no use. To be our parent, He must have a body and be able to feel. Because He needs to take on a body in human form, He had to create Adam and Eve as beings having dual characteristics. (133-91, 1984.7.10)

    Why was it necessary to create Adam and Eve with dual characteristics? To become just like the invisible God, they must achieve mind-body unity within their lifetime – by the time they depart for the other world. Otherwise, when they appear in the other world, they cannot become one with God. God created Adam and Eve with a dual nature so that the parents having substantial kingship in the physical world could become one with God as the invisible parent and manifest a substantial kingship in the eternal heavenly world. Even God has no way of relating to the world without connecting with Adam and Eve. God must make a relationship with Adam and Eve in order to make a relationship with their sons and daughters. (133-91, 1984.7.10)

    God created human beings to place them in the equivalent parents’ position, and also to acquire a body. The equivalent parents’ position means internal and external; in other words, the external God is Adam and Eve, and God Himself is the internal God. In relation to the body, God is Adam and Eve, and in relation to the mind, God is the invisible God. This God is the parent of humankind, the original parent. There is only one such parent, not many. Because there is only one, God made Adam and Eve to be like a branch temple having dual characteristics of male and female. God can enter this branch temple, and Adam and Eve can function in an ideal way only when God comes and dwells within them and acts. Without God acting, they would not know God’s will. They would not know anything at all. (133-91, 1984.7.10)

    God is in the position of the Father, the Parent. God made human beings to be the gods of the earth and established Himself as the God of heaven and the vertical God. This was so that heaven and earth can unite harmoniously and live together in love. Even God is lonely when He is all by Himself. (221-113, 1991.10.23)

    The Creator is the vertical Father who is centered on vertical true love. Had they not fallen, the original human ancestors, Adam and Eve, would have been the perfected horizontal and physical parents, standing in the position where they could become fully one with God at a 90-degree angle. The Creator is the Parent of heart centered on true love, and Adam and Eve are the horizontal physical parents.
    If the Heavenly Parent and earthly parents had united and become one, and then had sons and daughters, no one born on earth would need a religion. Everyone would naturally go straight to God’s kingdom. Heaven and humankind would be united. All of humankind’s complicated problems arose because of the Fall. Without the Fall, our mind and body would not have become separated. (210-139, 1990.12.17)

    God created man and woman so that they could love each other and become one. Adam was not created for his own sake, or Eve for her own sake. God created Adam for Eve, and Eve for Adam. Also, God created Adam and Eve for His own love and joy. God did not create them for knowledge, power or money. The omniscient and omnipotent God did not need those things; He needed only love.
    God did not create Adam and Eve in order to give them knowledge; it was not to give them power or abundant material possessions to allow them to enjoy an affluent life. His purpose in creating them was to establish them as the embodiments of love. God’s purpose in creating human beings was to make the foundation of love through families. This is because without love, the world of creation would be hell and God’s existence would have no meaning. God’s purpose in creating human beings was love. You should know that this is the absolute law of creation. (Blessed Family – 307)

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