Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Four - True Family
Chapter Ten - The True Family of Humankind Must Be Restored
Section 4. The Goal of Restoration is Adam's Family

Adam's family is the goal of the providence of restoration. God launched His providence of salvation immediately after Adam and Eve fell, but when Cain murdered Abel, that providence had to pass from Adam's family to Noah's family Through Noah's family, God sought to build the foundation for His providence on earth by annihilating all humankind through the flood judgment and establishing a family that transcended the basis of Satan's accusation. This task again devolved through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Jesus down to the present age. Thus, the providence of restoration seeks to finally establish Adam's family, which was lost due to the Fall. (Blessed Family - 482)

What has God been seeking until now? Not a subject partner, but rather an ideal object partner. God has been seeking that which resembles Him and possesses both the inner and outer qualities of the world He created. What is that starting point? It is the family. Nothing can represent the universe better than the family. (30-80, 1970.3.17)

Where does all of history conclude? With substantial children and parents. In other words, it concludes at the level of the family. These are the fundamentals of the universe. Without parents, children cannot be born. Children should have dominion over all things centering on the parents they were born from. Adam and Eve also were to rule over all things. This applies to everything. (35-276.1970.10.25)

Ultimately, what is it that God sought to establish through His providence of restoration over six thousand years? What did He have to establish before establishing a nation, a race or a church? It was the family. That is to say, it was to establish His object partner and family. The family is indispensable in the formation of a nation. Accordingly, the basis of everything is the family. (22-302, 1969.5.4)

Since the family of Adam, the ancestor of humankind, was destroyed, we must restore it. Jesus had to come as the unfallen Adam. As such, he was the second Adam. Since Adam, the first ancestor of humankind, became a fallen ancestor, God sent Jesus as an unfallen true ancestor in order to establish His original will. We must establish Adam's family centering on such true ancestors. (20-334. 1968.7.14)

The Bible testifies to the Fall of the ancestors of humankind. Then, did that fall involve one or two persons? Both Adam and Eve fell. This is the problem. Even though the Fall had taken place, if it had occurred through Eve alone, the problem would have been simple. In such a case, God as the Creator could have re-created her. (23-33. 1969.5.11)

Why did God have to start from the family? Because everything went wrong there -- that is to say, in Adam and Eve's family. The loss of God, the expulsion of the angelic world, the loss of the world of creation, and the loss of the value and love of humankind, all occurred through an unprincipled union of man and woman in Adam's family. (100-275, 1978.10.22)

The individual salvation pursued until today by religions, especially Christianity, does not represent perfection, but is rather a rudimentary form of salvation that is no more than beginning from the very first step. The goal of salvation has family salvation as its unit, and that which is called the foundation of family salvation refers to families who can lead the world and bear responsibility even for global salvation. Realizing families where such a realm of heart is firmly established should be the highest ideal of our life of faith. (Blessed Family - 482) 

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