Cheon Seong Gyeong Rough Draft Version - Sun Myung Moon

Chapter 2 - God and the Work of Creation

2) Godís Purpose in Creating Human Beings

1. God created human beings as His object partners in love

God created human beings because of love. Why were we created? It was because of love. We differ from other things in creation because we were created as Godís sons and daughters. In other words, we were created as Godís partners who can receive Godís direct love. This is the privilege of human beings. (132-244, 1984.6.20)

God, who is a perfect plus, is bound to create a perfect minus. Then, who is the object partner of God, who stands as the subject partner of the universe? This is the issue. Why did God create us? We are beings with a physical body who stand as partners of the invisible and internal God. (129-138, 1983.10.9)

God intended that, having created people, He would nurture them and elevate them -- as those who possess love on behalf of God, the Lord of the cosmos -- to a place higher than Himself, and make them owners. (204-221, 1990.7.11)

Who is the center of all creation? It is people. What kind of beings are people? We are beings who have appeared before the all-knowing, almighty God with the value of His partner. This is how I see it. A human being is a symbol of the love of all creation, a being that has appeared as a central point that can beam light like a lighthouse. Thatís the kind of beings we are. (115-182, 1981.11.15)

What are human beings? They are Godís object partners in love. God has dual characteristics and is a subject partner with the dual characteristics of positivity and negativity. To be object partners before this subject partner, therefore, we need a form comprising positive and negative dual characteristics. This form is not contradictory to the characteristics of the subject partner; rather, we are talking about a partner for all characteristics and fits exactly into the essence of love. It is a corresponding existence, which fits into no other things and only into love. God has no need for the likes of knowledge or other things; He needs love. The reason we say that human beings are the center of this universe is that the world has been created for the realization of the ideal of love. It is because human beings, as representatives of the loving God, have the privilege to receive love first in the central place before the Lord, that the saying "Human beings are lords of all creation" makes sense. (132-244, 1984.6.20)

For what reason did God create human beings? He did not create them just to see His sons and daughtersí lives. He created them in order to share love with them. This is the only conclusion, however deeply I think about it. The purpose of our creation is love. Life has been created based on Godís love, and it is not that God generated love by first creating life. In other words, life began because love started to bud in Godís heart. Since that life started from love, the result must also be produced in love. Since the beginning was love, the end must also be love. This is why we human beings are miserable when love is taken away. (57-22, 1972.5.21)

What is it that God needs? God does not even need life; as the Subject of life, why would He need such a thing? Then what does He need? He needs love. Why does God need love? It is because love is something that exists only in a reciprocal relationship. Without being a God who needs love, He would be unable to make a relationship with the created world and human world. Since the conclusion is that God cannot make a relationship with the world of existence without coming with a heart of love, He fixed love as the standard. (121-100, 1982.10.24)

God values human beings most. Why does He value them so? Because He needs an object partner for His love. No matter how much love God may have, He is unable to feel love without having a partner to love. God feels love only in a relationship with a partner. The reason God values human beings most is that they are the object partners whom God can love. (143-309, 1986.3.21)

Why did God create human beings? It was in order to fulfill love. This love does not start with God; it is found in the partner of love. Without a partner, it cannot be found. For God to attain the most precious thing, He needs a partner. God cannot do without a partner, and that is why He created one. God seeks a partner so that He can realize absolute love through that partner. Therefore, God exists for the sake of love. Even God exists for the sake of love. This is why love is amazing. (143-310, 1986.3.21)

People exist for God, and God exists for people. Therefore, true love begins from the point one lives for the sake of others. What were human beings born from? They began from Godís love; in other words, they were born because of love. Love is the origin. (143-310, 1986.3.21)

God created people in order to love, because He needed someone to share His love with. You cannot be in love all by yourself; without a partnership, love cannot be realized. Because God absolutely needs love, He created all things and then human beings as the lords of creation, representing all things. God gave people the value of object partner of absolute love because God absolutely needs them. Human beings were created as His object partners, so that love would be under joint ownership. Hence, people themselves are the bodies of God. When Adam and Eve -- the bodies of God -- become a couple, it means that God becomes a couple. Then, in the heavenly world, God, in the form of Adam and Eve, becomes the ancestor of humankind and rules over the spiritual and physical worlds. (138-212, 1986.1.21)

2. God invests the essence of His love and life

God created all things and then created the first ancestors as their masters in the Garden of Eden. When He created human beings, He did not do so for his amusement, or as a hobby. You should be aware that it is impossible to express in words how hard God worked and the efforts He devoted to create human beings and establish them as the center of all things of creation.

In creating human beings, God devoted Himself in His many efforts, gave all His heart and soul and the essence of His life, and totally invested His love and affection. He created them in a relationship that no force can ever undo or sever. It is because God created people in such a way that peace can come to Him as He beholds them. All affection and happiness can dwell in God only through them. (20-207, 1968.6.9)

God is the Father of human beings, and human beings are Godís sons and daughters. Since God created them by investing the core of His bone, core of His flesh, and core of His bone marrow, when such people pull on God, He cannot help being pulled along. And when God pulls them, they cannot help being pulled along. God created human beings in such a way that, within this relationship, they have corresponding essence and purpose. If there were prose or poetry with which God could praise man whom He had created this way, it would be the greatest work of art, beyond the level of the poets or writers of this world. The object of this praise is neither God, nor all things of creation, but the representatives of all things, human beings. (20-207, 1968.6.9)

Among all things of Godís creation, we human beings are the ones that can become the object partners of Godís love. God put in all His heart and energy, totally investing Himself to create the object partner of His love. What does God want to achieve by investing Himself completely? It is to establish the core of love in the universe. This is the ideal of creation. (166-147, 1987.6.5)

God does not have a love organ. It is found in Godís creation, but not in God. Even if it exists, it exists internally, in the heart, and does not appear with a form. What is the use of it? The ones who possess it are Adam and Eve, human beings. Thus, you should know that human beings have something that is more precious than what God has. (206-125, 1990.10.3)

There is a directionality that sets us toward the final destination of our desire and the desireís greatest standard of perfection, and we should discover the fact that this directionality is operating in us. The Bible says that our body is Godís 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 in which we can whisper words of love with God, and when we become one with God in that partnership of love, 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)

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