Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Fifteen - The Life Of An Owner Of Cheon Il Guk
Chapter Three - God and True Parents
Section 2. God the Vertical Parent, True Parents the Horizontal Parent

The term True Parents began in God's mind before the creation. You should know, that as all ideals were created by God under the heading of the ideal of love centered upon the True Parents, they too reflect His desires before the Creation.

Vast numbers of people were sacrificed in the course of God's providence to establish the True Parents. God created a great number of religions in His dispensation and they typify the angelic world, Cain, Abel, the child by a concubine, the adopted child, the stepmother, and the adoptive parents' positions. Finally, He created the True Mother and True Father religion.

In conformity with the overall will of God's providence Protestantism and Catholicism took on the responsibility of leading the world. If the entire religious realm had been united, one nation and one world of peace would have been established. Christianity stood in the mainstream of the many religions attempting to fulfill God's will, by pursuing this one world of peace.

Christianity teaches about True Parents and love. It has taught about "brother" and "bridegroom" in relation to Jesus, and "parent" in relation to God. Since Christianity is completely based on the ideal of the family, it has taught us how to perfect in full measure the family idealized by God. Hence, it could rise above all other religions and unify the world.

Then who is Christ at the Second Advent? As the True Father and True Mother were lost in Eden, he is the one to come upon the earth as the True Father. He will become as one with God in heart, lineage and flesh, establish the position of True Mother, and form a family centered on this oneness. The Messiah's family will be the first to live with and serve God. The Messiah solidifies the position of the perfected Adam. The Kingdom of Heaven will be established only after the perfected Adam and Eve marry, live on earth serving God, have sons and daughters centered upon Him, bring forth His clan and live on earth together with them, and then, finally, move on into the heavenly world together with God. (282-51, 1997.3.10)

If the invisible end of the needle is God, the visible end is our human ancestors. God is the vertical Parent. We might think it wonderful if God could have sons and daughters in the spirit world, but reproduction does not occur there.

Why did God create the horizontal parents in the form of Adam and Eve? They were created as the production plant to multiply the citizens of His kingdom. Since there is only one focal point on the vertical, reproduction cannot take place. What would happen if reproduction were carried out at the very center? All that was created up to that point would have to be pushed out. Therefore, reproduction is impossible on the vertical for there is only one point. (214-204, 1991.2.2)

It is not God who gives birth to children but the True Parents, and the couple standing in the position of the parents of horizontal true love is the Unification Church's True Parents. They are the parents with horizontal love standing at a right angle before God, the True Parent with vertical love. Hence, the love of both sets of parents is necessary. On one hand is the Parent, the Creator, and on the other hand are the physical parents created as the objects of God in pursuit of the ideal. With God in the position of the spiritual Parent and the True Parents in the position of the physical parents, human beings were supposed to be born at the center of both vertical and horizontal loves to allow for the fulfillment of this essential aspect of humanity

There exists our vertical self that enables us to freely relate to vertical love. This is the mind. Until now the nature of mind has remained unknown, even within Buddhism. However, we in the Unification Church do know about it. We depict a spherical ideal with its center defined by a horizontal, vertical and front-to-back love axis. As that spherical ideal operates through God's ideal of creation there can be no loss of energy running through east, west, north and south. Whenever in operation, only good will come; there will be neither evil nor conflict. (182-258, 1988.10.23)

Your mind is your vertical self and your body is your horizontal self. Through true love the two must become one. Are not your bodies and minds in conflict? Why is that? It is due to the Fall. How then can they be reunified? Without true love they cannot unite. When they are united through true love, like God, you can go straight to heaven. There will be no need for a savior, for you will be able to enter as you are. (201-123, 1990.3.27)

The King in heaven as the vertical center occupies the position of the mind, and the king on earth, that of the body. The ideal marriage of the perfected Adam and Eve would be both God's marriage and theirs, with their bodies and God at the center. (245-89, 1993.2.28)

The horizontal foundation can be laid only when Cain and Abel unite and return to God. What is needed for that? They must go through the True Parents. The history that has led up to the advent of the True Parents, of the Lord that consummated at the complete union of the two, is spiritual Christian history. (34-93, 1970.8.29)

You should have the qualifications necessary to enter the heaven where I am going. To enter you need to fulfill at least one of the points I have instructed. What would happen if you achieved that? You would then become worthy to connect to the love centering on the true God, the True Parents, true nation, true world and true heaven. In other words, you would earn the right to serve God as your own Father, the Father of the individual, family, nation, world and all of heaven and earth. In other words, you will inherit the authority to serve Him as your individual, family, tribal, racial, national and global Father. This is because He exists to become the Parent and stand in the position of the universal Parent. Therefore He is the Father of the individual and at the same time, of the family, tribe, people, nation, world and heaven. This is the case in both the physical and spirit worlds. (98-224, 1978.8.1)

My possessions do not belong to me. I think of them as belonging to humanity as the original base for the condition determining ownership in oneness with God's love; they are free from the invasion of the Fall and Satan's realm of accusation. They were inherited through an Abel-type love on God's side and ultimately will come under God's ownership through the True Parents on earth. Hence, if the Unification Church buys something, it should not be resold, until after establishing that the True Parents themselves have cast it away. Once I have bought something, I would never resell it even if I were reduced to a beggar's status. Those who sell our possessions behind my back in disregard of this understanding will all be caught in the end and suffer the consequences.

It was determined that the True Parents take ownership in oneness with God's love and that all Blessed Families have a path leading them toward the position of the Parents. Yet they waited to receive ownership from the Parents centered on God's love.

Today, by us celebrating Parents' Day together, ownership has been connected to you horizontally, in this era of God's direct dominion, whereas before it moved vertically from all things of the creation to the children. From this place the seven stages of individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world and cosmos must be completed and connected to the central line. They are all meant to be connected, seven stages of man and the seven stages of woman. (137-270, 1986.1.3)

The Savior comes to the earth to seek his Bride. He needs to find the true woman, thereby connecting vertical and horizontal, and achieve God-centered, unfallen perfection for the first time in history. Through the external True Parents, God the internal Father can come to earth and link us to the road leading directly to heaven.

From the outset of history, no one has been persecuted as much as I or faced as much opposition. In one era I had to be persecuted worldwide on the individual, family and tribal levels.

The Unification Church tribe must be related to all peoples in all 160 nations of the world through the global association of Blessed Families. That is the work of restoration. We need to first carry out this work tribally, next on the level of a people and then nationally. (176-332)

You stand on the victorious foundation laid by me based on the global condition, and so you should be heirs to my heart. Inheriting that heart, you should be able to claim, "Undoubtedly I am a child of the True Parents and, although born in the position of Abel, I will subjugate Cain's realm in this world without fail." This is because in the spiritual aspect, the foundation of victory has been completely laid. Power itself in the physical world will weaken and can be pushed out. (100-319, 1978.10.22)

You are not just one individual. If you have the idea that you are the center representing the entire world, it will be so. Anyone with such thoughts represents the world. Children represent their parents and in the same way the parents their clan. You must be grateful. We cannot simply say that the providence is for the sake of the individual. Being saddled with this debt, you should learn to feel ashamed, so much that you cannot even look around you.

You need to pass through such a stage for at least a moment. You may consider yourselves fortunate for being born the children of your parents and practice filial piety; you may have the notion that all history came to be the way it is for your own sakes, but you must love your nation and the world more than your parents. Such is the mindset you should have as you go on. Please bear in mind that those with such a consciousness can become the sons and daughters of the True Parents. (251-47, 1993.10.15)

The True Parents have come into this world that we are living in; it is inhabited by their sons and daughters as well as those of fallen parents. Originally, through the flesh and blood of the True Parents all were to have been God's beloved children. Through the Fall, however, they became fallen sons and daughters instead, and so the Savior, Christ at the Second Advent must come again as the True Parent, to clear away all the wrongdoings of our first ancestors. He must come and restore the firstborn son who is already born. That firstborn son was like an illegitimate son, made illegitimate by a switch of his bloodline apart from God's. He would have inherited God's lineage through original love, but due to the Fall he inherited another bloodline Still, God cannot cast him away. (210-360, 1990.12.27)

The work you are engaged in is that of creation. Your life is the life of love seeking the path to console God and come in contact with the world of His love. In such a life you will not feel tired though you may work your whole life striving to fulfill God's will. Live with the notion that you will make, from what God has created just for the fun of it, souvenirs to take to heaven with you. This is what the True Parents are doing as they explore nature and all the sights in the world, be that on the sea, the five oceans and six continents, or in the rivers, mountains, and various other land forms.

Will you also follow their lifestyle, working to liberate the realm of nature, from its lament, with God's love, or will you choose to stay stuck in a big city, centered on yourselves, destroying the environment, creating pollution, and being parents who block the way for your children to develop their soulfulness? After considering the two options, Unification Church members naturally choose to follow my way of loving nature, and so it will be possible to build the ideal Kingdom of Heaven wherein cities will be decentralized and naturalized, and where we will live in harmony with nature. (288-72, 1997.10.31)

I can truly feel that God is alive. There were 33 leaders in the Korean Independence Movement. Korea's antipode is Uruguay and their independence movement also had 33 leaders. There are thirty-three nations in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the region of Jardim wherein I am currently working are also thirty-three towns. It is quite surprising! There are thirty-three cities in the vicinity. I find that really mysterious. In light of the Will of the providence, these things occur because God is alive. Therefore, there must be thirty-three at all events. Including oneself there would be thirty-four. This is very important. You must unite with your national messiahs by any means. Do not complain, but practice absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. (281-45, 1997.2.14) 

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