Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon
God's original intent was to create everything in heaven and on earth, and then bring everything into perfection through human beings. In this way, the dignity of God and human beings in relation to the creation would be established. We can conclude that this would naturally lead to the perfection of human beings and the realization of God's ideal of creation. Had this happened, God would have possessed authority as the Center of the entire creation, human beings would have been united as His children, and the world of His ideal love would have been realized on earth.
If this had happened, humankind would have begun not with God's sorrow, but with His joy. He would have praised the authority of human beings in a state of joy. They would have seen how highly God praised them, and would have praised Him in return. Then God and human beings would have shared a common destiny. (92-145, 1977.4.1)
God wanted not only to exercise dominion over the creation through our first ancestors Adam and Eve, but also to bring about a family of love. In the Unification Church, this standard is defined as the completion of the four-position foundation. Ultimately, God's will is the realization of His ideal of creation, which in concrete terms, is the completion of the four-position foundation.
So what is the four-position foundation? It is for perfected Adam and Eve as God's son and daughter to be blessed within His love to become the husband and wife that He desires. After that, it is to raise children to perfection because children are necessary in order to bring about the family that God desires. (80-268, 1975.11.2)
God's will is fulfilled through the realization of His ideal of creation. So, what is God's ideal of creation? Of course, creating all things is a part of His ideal, but He also wanted to realize it through Adam and Eve. What is the perfection of God's ideal of creation, the fulfillment of His will? His ideal of creation and His will are realized when the four-position foundation is completed centering on God and His love. In other words, you need to know clearly that the realization of God's will always implies a loving environment within a four-position foundation centering on His love. (102-174, 1978.12.24)
A four-position foundation develops in all four directions of north, south, east, and west. If you remove love, then there is nothing left. That love does not belong to just Adam or Eve; both of them must connect to God's love from a unified position. Their conjugal love will be there with the love of their children simultaneously included.
The term three-objects purpose that we commonly use identifies from Adam's standpoint, God, his wife, and their children as his objects. The term refers to a realm of twelve objects because three times four equals twelve. It also refers to the three objects of each of the four positions centering on love.
Yet until now, people of faith did not know that realizing God's ideal of creation based on His love carried such meaning. The fulfillment of His will and the realization of His ideal of creation comes with the completion of the four-position foundation. What happens when the four-position foundation is completed? Heaven and earth find their rightful positions and settle for the first time. Heaven forms an upper axis and earth a lower axis; everything can be united with them at the center.
In this case, the children need to have a form on the horizontal plane allowing them to become one in the direction of the axis in the center, rise to that center, form a circle and ultimately an ideal sphere of love. (170-62, 1987.11.8)
Everything must pass through a central line. Why does the human nose run from up to down vertically? It is because the center must not be lost. We see in the face that the eyes symbolize God and the mouth symbolizes all the things of creation. This is why there are thirty-two teeth. Four times eight equals thirty-two. This refers to the number of the whole creation. The number four represents north, south, east, and west; and eight represents all numbers. It is a multiplier. So four times eight equals thirty-two; this symbolizes the whole creation and means that we should eat all the things of creation. When we speak, our mouth inhales that which is external and exhales that which is internal. Everything comes about through the four-position foundation based on the law of give and take. (174-220, 1988.3.1)
The four-position foundation is a realm combining vertical and horizontal love. Only through it, can parents take their proper place. Only by being parents, can they take their place as God's physical representatives. God allowed human beings to have the power to raise children so they could physically experience the joy that He experienced spiritually when He created Adam and Eve. This is God's ideal of creation. (64-33, 1972.10.22)
If by uniting with God, Adam and Eve experienced love, then that love was God's and that four-position foundation was centered on God. Children should grow in that love and the relationships among them should be reciprocal centering on God. Yet, if parents simply give birth to children and then do nothing to educate them, it would all be of no use. The children must be educated. They have to grow. In raising children, the boy should take the right and the girl should take the left. (233-75, 1992.7.30)
The four-position foundation in the new age begins with the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. So, if Adam and Eve marry and multiply, eventually they would create the realm of the four-position foundation. How would they enter this realm? A reciprocal realm is created centering on God's original heart and the ideal family that He desires.
Does the four-position foundation have three tiers? Yes; God, Adam and Eve, and their children. In this instance, it is vertical. This must be developed horizontally. By coming down to earth horizontally, the vertical element uses this as a foundation to spread out in innumerable parallel patterns. This becomes the model.
In order for the four-position foundation that was Adam's ideal to develop throughout the world, this type of family tradition must be established. Without doing this, there can be no horizontal link, so do not think of these as separate. If Adam and Eve marry and live together, this in itself means that God stands to their right and their children to their left; they are as one. We need to understand that these three are unified. (240-14, 1992.12.11)
Viewed horizontally, Adam is the eldest son, the second son is Jesus, and the perfected Adam is the third son. Vertically speaking, the third son is the third generation. So the grandfather's position is the first generation, the father's position is the second generation, and the son or grandson is the third generation. If this is inverted, then the grandson will be in the grandfather's position. It will be grandfather, father, and grandson; the other way around. Thus, you will be able to enter God's Kingdom by completing the four-position foundation -- the realm of three generations -- through me by practicing absolute obedience. Hence, it is restoration through indemnity. (258-208, 1994.3.17)
The Unification Church's Juche (Subject) ideology is God-centered. Within this thought system, there must be three tiers in terms of its structural order. Thus, it has parents, spouses, and children. Our Juche ideology is the realm of the ideal of love which is capable of linking its center to God and expanding the ideal of the four-position foundation.
Love contains a power that makes it possible for it to be expanded. When it is compressed, it creates oneness. If we want to link ideals that can be expanded and lead lives that embrace all humanity, we must expand our love. The expansion of love in this way is the multiplication of the human population. It is the horizontal expansion of two people, Adam and Eve. So, a brief summary of Juche ideology is that God is the absolute Subject in all love relationships.
Next are the True Parents. After that, comes your own couple. You and your spouse become representatives of the True Parents and bear children in their place. This is the four-position foundation. (164-93, 1987.4.26)
The four-position foundation refers to a parent-centered origin of true love. After that, it refers to the perfected parent-child oneness in love. This oneness is not temporary, but eternal. At the same time, it is also absolute. The origin of this love is unique, unchanging, and absolute. However, love does not exist only in God or only in the father or mother. It comes about on the foundation of the family -- a true family!
Fidelity in such a love-centered family requires that love be absolute. It is absolute in all its relationships. An invasion of even one of these relationships cannot be allowed because that would mean the destruction of all of them. Thus, each family member within the four-position foundation must guard against the possibility of love being invaded even to the point of self-sacrifice. The most fearful thing is for the foundation of love to be broken. This single nucleus expands to become the world.
The one family of Adam must give rise to the family of the son. Then, the parents' family and the son's family must become one. When these four-position foundations come into being, they will eventually become four-position foundations in the spirit world. (106-57, 1979.12.9)
In terms of the Divine Principle, the ultimate point of God's ideal of creation is for human beings to fulfill their portion of responsibility and realize the family ideal of the four-position foundation through love. The four-position foundation is necessary because we must establish the family ideal in terms of the parent-child relationship. Adam and Eve, who inherit the vertical tradition of a mother's and father's unity centered on love, must then develop this unity as a horizontal tradition.
The twelve tribes ultimately originated from Adam and the 360 days arose based on that number twelve. The perfection of the ideal of creation is to establish a base for the expansion of all races in a way similar to this.
From this perspective, the way of God's will is the realization of the ideal of creation, which refers to the completion of the four-position foundation. This is not centered on the father, the mother, the son, or the daughter. It is the completion of the four-position foundation centering on true love and the true family. It is the fulfillment of the human portion of responsibility motivated by true love.
Fulfilling the human portion of responsibility means that once a man and a woman attain perfect oneness with each other based on the standard of all the ideals of love and come into harmony with all the standards of God's act of Creation, they then develop horizontally through their physical bodies all the traditions of Adam and Eve that they have inherited vertically while on earth.
It is not intended that they have just one or two children. When the era of Adam and Eve arrives, it is intended that they have many children to the north, south, east, and west. (228-249, 1992.7.5)
A man has to form a family together with a woman. Without doing this, they cannot enter the unified world. In the past, people of faith left their families behind, but now they must rebuild the families they left behind on a higher dimension and establish them as victorious families. Otherwise, they cannot enter heaven. Just by forming a family does not mean that we can enter heaven on the basis of that family alone. We can only enter heaven through forming a four-position foundation.
Where must we form that four-position foundation? On earth. When? Before we pass away. Without doing this, we cannot become citizens capable of welcoming God's nation or a human race capable of welcoming His world. We cannot become citizens of heaven capable of welcoming His kingdom once His will has been fulfilled. (45-62, 1971.6.13)
You may feel happy about having a wife, but I do not think like that. Women and children are not happy, either. Rather than being happy, you must shoulder a cross. The subject partner must make the object partner happy. If he has children, then he must also make them happy. He must shoulder these three great crosses. That is why restoring the four-position foundation is the most difficult thing. It is like conquering the world. (46-95, 1971.7.25)
Each of your children is born into the family of God as a precious beacon of hope that He has established by sacrificing innumerable prophets and patriots through six thousand years of history. When we consider that the children of each family bring with them the ultimate end to the holy task of completing the four-position foundation, our feeling of gratitude toward these children must increase day by day. When parents feel this way, their children will never die of starvation. (33-177, 1970.8.11)
You are now in the realm of the Fall. Families blessed at the top of the growth stage still have a path before them to climb. I am referring to the path that enables you to follow me. Nevertheless, the True Parents and the four-position foundation must be united. When Noah built the ark, do you think his wife did a good job helping him? Do you know how much his children criticized him? No, Noah packed his lunch and ascended Mount Ararat to build the ark saying that God was about to judge the earth not just for one day, but for 120 years. Think about whether his wife helped him. Since his wife did not help him, the children did not help either. You must become one with True Mother. (137-111, 1985.12.24)
You must form a three-dimensional four-position foundation. The positions of above and below and front and rear must be unified three-dimensionally. When you do this, then no matter how this structure may revolve, when it stops revolving, the center will always be perpendicular, like a soccer ball. There is only one point. The three-dimensional ideal of the four-position foundation must come about in the family. (295-201, 1998.8.28)
You must not only be filial toward your parents, but you also need your spouse. Thus, you must form a four-position foundation. This is the absolute Principle. When we understand this, we need to ask what has happened today to the individual, family, and national four-position foundations. The expansion of the family four-position foundation creates the nation, the expansion of the national four-position foundation creates the world, and the expansion of the global four-position foundations is the cosmos. The family is the base.
Education in Jardim will make it so that not even a single Satan will be able to follow you as you go this way. Without going through this education, you would fall away. You would become a family that has lost its nationality. Things might occur even more tragic than going to Bethlehem to register the family and giving birth to the baby Jesus in a stable. You have to receive education at Jardim. (297-187, 1998.11.20)
If you love God, you will be loved by the eternal Parent to the degree that you love that Parent. The more filial a child you become, the more you will be loved by your parents. The more loyal a subject you become, the more you will be loved by the holy sovereign. The more you become a true husband, the more you will be loved by your wife. (83-207, 1976.2.8)
What constitutes a wonderful and good husband or wife? The quality of seeing the spouse as absolute in the place of God and in the place of the True Parents. Such a husband and such a wife together constitute the true couple. Children who are born into the family where God is seen as absolute, parents are seen as absolute, and the conjugal relationship is seen as absolute, must themselves be seen as absolute. This is what is referred to in the Unification Church as the ideal of the four-position foundation. (147-231, 1986.9.28)