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Cheon Seong Gyeong 2220
In going the way of filial piety for the sake of God, even if you have to die away from home, you should protect whatever environment you are in such a way that will earn you the appreciation of its inhabitants. Only by bequeathing such a legacy can you go to heaven. If you do not, you will not. (280-41, 1996.10.13)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1268
You have been bought. You have been bought, along with humanity and the universe. That is why God wants to judge the universe with you. He bought you, who were in the position of slaves in the satanic world, to become His sons and daughters. Therefore, you are the blessed children of glory and you should be ready to give yourselves for the world when it asks for you. You should be ready to give everything you have even to Satan. You were bought with the blood and sweat of True Father. You were bought with my own flesh and blood. Therefore, you should carry out the same work as I. I would like to take pride in the members. Let us make a commitment in this regard. (11-164, 1961.7.20)
3. The Relationship between Destiny and Free Will
Rabbi Akiba says, Everything is foreseen, yet freedom of choice is given; the world is judged by grace, yet all is according to the preponderance of works.
Mishnah, Avot 3.19 (Judaism)
No affliction befalls, except by the leave of God. Whoever believes in God, He will guide his heart. God has knowledge of everything.
O my servants, every one of you is in error, except the one I have guided, so ask guidance from Me and I will guide you. O my servants, every one of you is hungry, except him whom I have fed, so ask food of Me and I will feed you. O my servants, every one of you is naked except him whom I have clothed, so ask clothing of Me and I will clothe you. O my servants, you sin day and night, and I pardon your sins; so ask pardon of Me and I will pardon you.
Forty Hadith of an-Nawawi 24 (Islam)
All by Thee is accomplished, Thine is the might,
Thou watcheth Thy handiwork,
With chess pieces raw and ripe.
All that into the world have come, must depart
All shall by turns go.
Why put out of mind the Lord, master of life
By one’s own hands is one’s affairs set straight.
Adi Granth, Asa-ki-Var, M.1, p. 473-74 (Sikhism)
Even though God foresees the free acts of the human will, freedom of choice remains, for God sees all time concurrently and through eternity.
Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (Christianity)