Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon
God told Adam and Eve "not to eat of the fruit," because it was not the time for them to love. Since they were still in their growth period, God gave the commandment to wait until they became mature. (Blessed Family - 310)
People grow up longing to reach the time when they pass through adolescence. We must know the reason we have to wait to be married until after adolescence. It is possible for a man and a woman to come together in love anytime, so why do we need to wait? Because of love, this is the only course. Since we need to pass through adolescence in order to become mature, we need to fulfill certain conditions during that period. (Blessed Family - 310)
Then, what should have been Adam's and Eve's attitude toward their education? Because God is the parent of Adam and Eve, they should have obeyed him and followed Him wherever He went. However, they did not do so; instead, they left their original positions by disobeying Him. Since God is the Absolute Being, they should have followed and obeyed Him absolutely. (Blessed Family - 310)
God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and to multiply. That means that only after their physical bodies and spiritual bodies had become fully mature, should they have become a loving husband and wife and had children. Adam and Eve, as the lords of all creation, should have acted according to their Heavenly Father's time table; in other words, they should have waited until they were mature both physically and spiritually. Adam and Eve were always together, even as their bodies started to become mature.
There must have been times when Eve, frightened by something, would jump into the arms of Adam, or hide behind him. Under such circumstances, she would have felt safe and comforted in the arms of Adam, while at the same time having strong sexual urges towards him. Adam, too, would have felt the pleasure of Eve in his arms, and would have had sexual urges towards her, because her body was very different from his. In this situation, who initiated sexual actions first: Adam or Eve? It was Eve who had jumped into the arms of Adam because she was frightened. From that time on, their sexual contact began to increase gradually.
God created the universe with love. Therefore, Adam and Eve should have made the created world a community of love centering on God's love and connecting it to Him. Since this was their responsibility, Adam and Eve should have thought about how and with what attitude they would share the love permitted by God. As matters of love are extremely serious, this determined whether they would live or die. (Blessed Family -310)
Where does love begin? It begins from the perfection of the individual. From the point of view of the Principle, you can only love after you have become perfect. The relationship of love can begin only when one has passed through adolescence and has become mature enough to fulfill the responsibility of becoming one in harmony with the universe. In the case of Adam and Eve, this did not occur. What kind of love was theirs? Their love was not love in the position to unify all creations in the universe. Their love was not mature. Their love should have been mature and natural. However, the sad fact remains that the love they shared was unnatural. (26-151, 1969.10.25)