Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Eight - Sin and Restoration Through Indemnity
Chapter One - Fundamentals of Indemnification and the Principle of Restoration
Section 3. Fulfilling Our Portion of Responsibility

3.1. Freedom from the portion of responsibility in relation to restoration

If Adam and Eve had fulfilled their portion of responsibility their descendants would not have been burdened with the responsibility for restoration. They would have entered into an era of family ethics that would have been like sovereign law. True Parents would have been on earth on the same horizontal plane at that time and they would have been able to teach everyone instantly. However, until today, although God could move through 360 degrees on that same level plane, He could not teach us directly and we have been waiting for the emergence of a central figure. That is why difficulties arose. You must understand things like this clearly. (136-316, 1985.12.29)

he True Parents had to pass through an indemnity course on the level of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world and cosmos. Love is restored by separating from Satan and by fulfilling man's portion of responsibility that was lost because of him. Satan cannot invade those who love their enemies and love their enemies' countries. But that does not work with self-centered love. Satan began to love centered on himself; we cannot counter this with a love that is centered on ourselves. (117-113, 1985.12.24)

Restoration through indemnity exists to create a realm where you are free from having to fulfill your portion of responsibility. It exists to restore the original environment where you are free from having to fulfill your portion of responsibility. This is logical. I am also wrapped up in this responsibility. That is why I receive worldwide opposition. I receive persecution and am attacked on the world level. By undergoing this worldwide persecution, I can separate myself from Satan on the world level. (148-199, 1986.10.9)

Restoration through indemnity cannot be avoided. Why do we have to go the course of restoration through indemnity? Why do we need to separate from Satan? It is because we need to fulfill the original portion of responsibility and build the foundation for a free environment. Then, Satan cannot accuse us and we will come to stand upon a base where Satan cannot have any relationship with us. That is why restoration through indemnity and fulfilling our portion of responsibility cannot be avoided, logically speaking. That is why we must separate from Satan. Thus, we must have the thinking that even if we are going without meals we will have no relationship with the satanic world. That is the dividing point, the borderline. (148-204, 1986.10.9)

You have all lived until now without knowing how important your portion of responsibility is. What is restoration through indemnity? It creates an environment in which we can freely fulfill our portion of responsibility.

Satan seeks to invade, so we must protect ourselves against Satan. What must we do to protect ourselves against Satan? We must love God and humankind more than Satan hates them. Satan hates God and humankind, but we must he able to say, "We will love God more and we will love humankind more." We cannot separate from Satan unless we stand in the position of unfallen human beings with the standard of having fulfilled our portion of responsibility. (143-151, 1986.10.3)

To fulfill our human portion of responsibility a condition of indemnity is necessary. True Father has made indemnity conditions and if all of you appear proudly as the flag bearers of the nation -- as those who have inherited my viewpoint on the purpose of life -- you will become patriots. For the family, you will be a filial child. As a couple you will become faithful men and women of fidelity. In the world you will go the way of sainthood and you will attain the position of a prince who lives in accordance with the laws of the heavenly palace. There is only one way that we can safely proceed and that is through a life of offering everything for the sake of love -- living for the sake of others. This is an amazing fact. (169-94, 1987.10.25)

The five billion people in the world are all bound by the portion of responsibility left unfulfilled by Adam and Eve and the ocean of resentment that has given God continuous anguish. The innumerable ancestors who passed on to the spirit world are also all caught there. How can God, who has to watch all this, restore the original standard before the Fall? This is the reason why God is a God to be pitied.

Thus, I very swiftly volunteered to go the way of indemnity and walked the path along which I fulfilled my portion of responsibility in order to open the way through which all of humankind could be liberated, saying. "Time, go by quickly! Months and years, go by quickly! Day of liberation, come quickly!" (197-104, 1990.1.7)

Right up until the present time God has not changed His outlook. He has persevered through the interminable process of restoration through indemnity. Fulfilling the ideal of love is the final summit. He has endured and is proclaiming this clearly before all humankind to the sound of the bells of liberation. God maintained the heart to endure until the returning Lord was able to come to the earth to tearfully fulfill the mission of restoration, fulfill God's will, inherit the right of ownership of the entire satanic world and return it all to God, and establish a world of peace and unity here on the earth. This is not coercion. The right of ownership must be taken back from Satan and returned to God. (197-96, 1990.1.7)

3.2. Perfection is a family that has unified heaven and earth

The fulfillment of our portion of responsibility is to unite the earthly and spiritual worlds, to unite mind and body. The vertical God and the horizontal True Parents are one. The goal is unified love, the love that connects heaven and earth, the love in which body and mind are one, and in which man and woman are one. Having built the foundation of a unified love, then the love, life and lineage of God can be connected to that point for the first time. And when that is expanded and developed horizontally in all directions, the right of kingship is created. This is a straight forward matter. (218-124, 1991.7.14)

Man and woman are the concentrated nucleus of heaven and earth. When a husband and wife are united through true love the entire universe is involved. Man and woman were born for the sake of love. They were created to have both vertical and horizontal relationships. By fulfilling their portion of responsibility, the vertical owner of love comes into being and then the horizontal owner can come into being. This is accomplished through true love. (218-136, 1991.7.14)

When Adam and Eve fulfill their portion of responsibility God becomes the vertical being in relation to them, and Adam and Eve become horizontal beings. They are united through true love. In this way, the vertical is joined for the first time with the horizontal and the point of their union becomes the foundation to implant the root of love. Unless this happens, this axis cannot stand correctly. If the ideology upholding the Messiah and upholding parents becomes the axis, what do you think will happen? When they unite with that axis they will multiply automatically. Then the love, life and lineage of God will become firmly fixed for eternity. (218-136, 1991.7.14)

The position of responsibility is directed firstly at becoming true children. Secondly, at becoming true siblings. Thirdly, at becoming true couples. Fourthly, at becoming true parents. You are born as babies and then become children, siblings, couples and parents. As parents you can create children on behalf of God. You will experience, spiritually and physically, the reality of God's happiness at the time He created Adam and Eve. Do you realize how precious that is? (225-126, 1992.1.5)

The realm of the victory of True Parents comes respectively on the individual, family, national, world and cosmic levels and then on the level of God's true love. Next is the realization of the unified ideal where all of these things come into oneness through true love. God is the owner of true love and through this love everything is connected. Through the realization of ideal oneness, God's love connects to the unified ideal. No family or individual is separated. Having achieved the unified ideal, the spirit and physical worlds become one. When the restored Adam and Eve acquired the right of the first son the spirit world has to follow the earth. This must be done, based on love, through true love. In terms of the Principle, it means to fulfill the human portion of responsibility. (212-137, 1991.1.2)

How is the realm of God's heart inherited? Human beings in the original mold, untainted by the Fall, should have fulfilled their portion of responsibility by uniting from the left and right centered on the core of God's vertical love. This point of unity becomes the source and root of the lineage from which true sons and daughters are born. The realm of God's heart could have suddenly appeared and been implanted and the foundation of God's lineage would have been established from there. This is a serious matter. (173-302, 1985.2.21)

The completion of God's providence of restoration cannot come about through simply mobilizing 40 million or 60 million Korean nationals, but must be accomplished through the required sacrificial offerings. This parallels the destiny of a nation that hangs in the balance over the cutting of a pigeon into two. (175-20, 1988.4.6)

First and foremost, you must accomplish your own portion of responsibility. Then, everything in heaven and earth resonates around a unified love. The relationships between father and son, husband and wife, and brothers and sisters are all unified centering on true love. If a wife insists on God-centered love then the husband must follow. If a mother insists on it the father must follow. If the grandchildren or children insist, the parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters must also follow. In that way, the family becomes the central foundation. As a result of the fulfillment of our human portion of responsibility the love of heaven, the love of earth, the love of the family, the love of parents and the love of brothers and sisters will all be realized. (218-124, 1991.7.14)

The love of heaven is vertical and the love of the earth is horizontal; the love between brothers is a love between front and back. It is all three-dimensional. That is why, when there is unity between parents and children, a foundation is laid that allows God to reside on earth. In this way, God can stand in the position of the ancestor of humankind. He stands in the position of the parent. Human beings have to connect to God as His children and this will result in the creation of a family united with heaven and earth. This can only take place after you have fulfilled the human portion of responsibility. The love of heaven and earth must be connected. It is that simple. (218-124, 1991.7.14)

God's love is related with His lineage. The Fall of Adam and Eve severed God's lineage. Therefore, the issue is how to connect to God's life, love and lineage in order to return to that original point. That is the point of the completion of recreation. (217-106, 1991.3.12)

The restoration of lineage is restoration at the root level. Conditional offerings are not enough to restore it. Conditional love is not enough. You need fundamental love, don't you? Since the lineage began from the root of love, conditional love cannot bring total restoration. Restoration through indemnity cannot easily be carried out, as if you were simply making amends for stealing a cow, a melon, a pumpkin or a watermelon. Love has to indemnify the root. (215-98, 1991.2.6)

When Adam fulfills his portion of responsibility he stands in the position of the first son. Then he can enter the position of true parents. This is the restoration of parenthood. It is the position of the king, the king of heaven and earth.

The difficulty in restoring the right of the first son through True Parents battles with the satanic world cannot be compared to anything in the history of the world. Restoration of the right of the parent is like a puzzle. The restoration of the right of the king (kingship) has also been fulfilled in this difficult time in the democratic world. Think about that. When was it ever possible to speak of such things? Now, the atmosphere is such that people say, "This is great because Rev. Moon is saying it." (217-45, 1991.4.16)

Consider the position of the true man who stands in a perfected state, or the position of the original Adam who is the perfected subject. When such a person has fulfilled his portion of responsibility, he inherits the seed of the original children of humankind. That must be in the position where God's love, life and lineage will be inherited. He should have received that kind of a seed. Due to the Fall, this was fundamentally invalidated. (213-303, 1991.1.21)

Adam and Eve were to be the body of God. They were to be the horizontal parents, while God was the vertical Parent. We should eventually discard this horizontal body, enter the original homeland vertically, and live in attendance to the eternal King in the heavenly kingdom. Had Adam and Eve not fallen, then through perfecting themselves, they would have become God's body and the king and queen of love. They would have fulfilled their portion of responsibility connecting the realms of direct and indirect dominion on earth through the love of God. (213-190, 1991.1.20)

The human portion of responsibility was lost. Then, what is that portion of responsibility? It was entrusted to men and women, so that they could both mature, men taking the east side and women taking the west side... Men were born for the sake of women and women were born for the sake of men, so they must mature and marry. Where would they meet? At the meeting point made by perpendicular lines. When plus and minus meet love explodes, and becomes the foundation for God's love, life and lineage. This becomes a root so secure that even if someone tries to pull it out he will not be able to do so. As human beings we are to be born centered on the origin of absolute love, life and lineage. (196-222, 1990.1.1)

What should remain in your hearts, just as in God's heart, must be your portion of responsibility and restoration through indemnity. There is nothing else. The question is how to find the original standard. Restoration through indemnity, followed by lineage, the lineage of true love! You have to know these three: the portion of responsibility, restoration through indemnity, and lineage!

Do you think that restoration through indemnity is easy? The lineage must change back to how it should have been. You must be engrafted. You should be totally different people than those in the satanic world. Only when you forget the face of your mother and father can you be restored. (197-400, 1990.1.7) 

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