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Sun Myung Moon's Insights On The Heart Of God (Part 1 of 3)
Compiled December 13, 2004
Translated from Chapter 4 of Holy Scripture, the thought of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Numbers in parentheses refer to volume and page number of the set of collected speeches of Rev. Moon in Korean.
God's grief at the Fall
Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God say, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden'?" And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; but God said, You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. "' But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. " So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons. And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:1-8
God lost the original position of parent through the Fall. Our true father is God, but in fact Satan claimed the father's role. Therefore, Jesus said, "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire." (John 8:44) If you know for a fact that you have Satan's blood, you must courageously root it out. Have you ever intended to do this? If you do so, you are God's loyal subject. (11-243)
The final religion should teach us in depth about the pitiful heart of God. God is not always experiencing happiness and bliss; He is in a sad plight. A true religion should teach this fact in detail to enable us to be God's filial children. (151-102)
How grievous it is that God is deprived of a throne! He has suffered severe pain rather than receiving glory. Although He is the original king of the universe, He has been mistreated unto death. He was robbed of His ideal and His loving children, and this earth has become Satan's toy. (105-199)
Because there has never been a unified or sovereign nation that God could govern, He could not receive honor as creator and true ruler. We have to know clearly our obligation as filial sons and daughters to comfort God's distress and sorrowful heart. Jesus said you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free! If you have knowledge, you will be released! This is the truth that we must clearly teach the world. (56-327)
How many tears have you shed for God? Have you struggled to understand and relieve God's pain and toils? In order to be His children, you have to shed tears for Him. Our tears will gush out when we feel God's heartbreak upon losing His beloved children and the sufferings and distress He underwent in order to save them. Our heart breaks when we understand that after He was robbed of all footholds, God could not destroy the fallen and corrupt world, although He had the power to do so. What matters most is that we sympathize with God and shed tears for His broken heart. (51 – 111)
No parents want their children to be hanged for committing crimes. Parents will leave no stone unturned in their search for a way to save their children. This is the case especially with mothers. If this is the wish of all parents in the fallen world, why would the omniscient and omnipotent God wait to the Last Day to exercise judgment? Why could God not: pardon human beings and save them on the spot? If Jesus forgives people 70 times 7, God forgives 70 times 7000. That is God's desire and heart. (48-235)
God’s plan for re-creation
God's providence is the restoration providence. It started from Adam and Eve because they were the authors of the Fall. Adam was not restored until I appeared on earth. God, who is the almighty and all-knowing creator, cannot come forward until He finds a true Adam, even if it takes thousands of years. You must know the love and lasting regret of this God. (237-27)
What is God's will? It is the fulfillment of the ideal of creation. Furthermore, it is to realize the ideal of three objects. God will say, "How happy I am!" when this ideal is realized centering on divine love. What enables God to be happy? Today all Christians think that the omniscient and omnipotent God sits on the throne as the Lord of lords, and everything proceeds according to His command. But in fact how lonely and miserable God is! (170-95)
Who knew the miserable mind and heart of God who had to turn a blind eye to the death of His beloved son, Jesus? The origin and circumstances of the matter are not written in the Bible. Therefore, I am sorry for the passionate Christian who has no knowledge of this fact. Who could not understand why God could not protect Christians from suffering and persecution, from being beaten, decapitated, or fried in oil. But we can guess now how grievous and distressed He was when He was unable to exercise Hs omniscient power. If we recognize this fact, how can we say that God just sits on the highest, most glorious throne? I really want Christians to know this difficult situation of God. (64-222)
It is natural that we want to protect our beloved at the risk of our lives. It is the original nature of human beings to do so. The same is true with God, who loves His children. Thus God has devoted His life to save His fallen children. (206-24)
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, God would have been the permanent Lord and Creator. But as a matter of fact, Satan became the lord of the world. If a girl of noble birth is raped by a hoodlum, to whom does she inevitably belong? She will be his wife. The same thing happened with the human Fall.
Adam could have been the king of heaven and Eve his queen. To return to the original position requires following the principle of creation. God laid down the law of love for Adam l and Eve from the first, so it has to be observed. If it is violated, the original heavenly law will be destroyed.
If this heavenly law that God himself set up is violated, God Himself as the absolute Creator can be denied. That is why God launched the way of re-creation. Who knew this secret, grievous plight of God? (207-272)
Today most Christians think of God as a glorious, unfeeling judge dispatching people to hell or heaven without qualms. But God is the most miserable one in the universe. He has struggled and overcome all difficulties in order to give rebirth to His dead children in the darkness of the fallen world. It has been possible to overcome all these distresses and difficulties through the Creator's absolute power. If not, it would be all over for Him and us. (232-114)
What is God's role? He is the original true parent. But His role as true parent was usurped, and as a result an event took place that should not have happened in the original ideal of creation. God as creator could not interfere with or bear responsibility for what was not supposed to exist in the original creation. (240-164)
God could not intervene in the Fall
God has felt sorrow, grief and distress in looking for His children for 6,000 years. What is the original sin of human beings according to Divine Principle? It is erroneous Love. Our love should have been connected to God's love, life and blood lineage. On the contrary, it was connected to evil love, life and blood lineage. Because Adam and Eve became the origin of evil, they produced lasting regret. Why was the omniscient, omnipotent, and sovereign God so helpless in the face of Satan's evil? If you do not know this reason, you can naturally deny the existence of God. (211-21)
I have lots of stories, more than tongue can tell. They are full of resentment and mortification. Although they were very difficult to endure, I clenched my teeth and focused on occupying Cain's world. I had to overcome representatives of Cain on the level of not just the individual or family but also the world. There were bitter, enormous obstacles to overcome. It was as if I had melted a something huge and bitter in my mouth, but I could not escape overcoming the obstacles. (163-163)
Satan became the progenitor of the human race. The first human ancestors received Satanic love and life, and thus the process of their restoration has been so difficult. Why didn't God, whom Christians have always understood to be omnipotent and omniscient, intervene in the human Fall? He seemed to be dead.
God cannot liberate human beings until they establish the condition of liberation on their own, because they committed the sin themselves. If God had been able to liberate Adam and Eve at the outset, He would not have driven them out from the Garden of Eden. If He could do as He pleases, He would not have expelled them, but He could not help doing that. (224-46)
We should have the mind and heart that God seeks. God wants true love. We are the true sons and daughters that God has sought throughout the providence of salvation and restoration. With pure love flowing like waterfalls, we should help God extend His chest in pride and experience great happiness from us. Every Unification Church member should do that. (127-39)
Satan scornfully said to God, "Can you insist on the Principle of Creation that God and humankind should establish the Kingdom with the true and single lineage centering on God's Ideal of creation, even though it was almost completely ruined?" How should God respond to that blame? How dumfounded He is! How many Christian are there who know God's grievous heart when He sees His original children become children of the enemy in front of Him and fall into extreme misery? (200-235)
Jesus came as a parent
Jesus came to human beings as a parent. What makes you think he came to die on the cross? He came to host a festival of love, reconciliation and peace between God and humankind, between one person and another. Jesus and humanity should have met each other as parents meet: their lost children after a long search. But actually Jesus was killed by those same lost children. Guess how miserable Jesus was, and how grievous God was because He was not able to show them the secret story of restoration! (145-152)
I also have a unique combination of historical sorrow and regret. But mine is nothing compared with God's. God has not been able to function as God. We should know the miserable, bitter tears and blood that God has scattered on the historical spots during the providence of restoration. I do this historical task because I have the mission to work off God's sorrowful grudge. (137-175)
God does not just sit only on a noble, honorable, holy, and clean throne. He is responsible for restoring the fallen world. He has a wretched, pathetic and distressful background beyond our imagination and description. (21-73)
We can be consoled by someone with more reasons to be resentful than we have, but God has no one who can comfort Him because He has more grievances than anybody in the world.
God is finally responsible for everything, bad or good, in the world because He is Alpha and Omega. Nobody has known how God dissolves His grievances, but this is how God has carried out the restoration providence. (29-294)
God has never cried to the full depth of His heart. He has checked himself from doing so. This is the part of the story we should comprehend in the world of heart. (49-291)
How resentful and filled with grief God became when He was unwillingly separated from human beings who should have been with Him permanently! People should grow to maturity and become the fountains of love and the axis uniting all the vertical and horizontal planes in the universe.
If they had accomplished this, God's children would have been the measure and standard of love among everything that exists in the spiritual and physical universe. Whatever joins connects to this love becomes peaceful and balanced. (149-213)
Satan trampled upon four generations, from the first princess to her grand and great-¬grand-daughters. They lived together and Satan violated all of them, naked in front of the King's face. We should know the heart of God who cannot take vengeance on this enemy. (200-68)
God's grief is that humanity inherited false blood lineage. You inherited false blood. Satan is the origin of this. He always wants to play havoc with all creation.
All humanity is the fruit of evil origin. How much distress God experiences in His yearning to save them! Why could God not get rid of fallen Adam and Eve and remake them? He had the power to do this, but the original parent/child relationship of love between God and the first ancestors could not be disconnected under any circumstances. (2I6-36)
You should know God's sorrow and grief. God can say, "If I had not made humanity, I would not have experienced this suffering. How could they fall like this? They were destined for a glorious heaven and for true love, but instead they inherited Satan's flesh and blood."
God could not possess humanity without removing Satan's blood, but if He removed their blood they would die. Therefore, God had to set up a substitute as a second creation by an infusion of new blood, life, and love.
God should love the enemy. He has to endure and love His enemy. (212-42)
God never had any time for rest in any circumstances, and you should follow His example of love. You should also love the enemy, Satan, who is hiding himself in the world. If you know the wonderful value of God's son and worship his holiness, you can come to love your enemy, although it is bitterly difficult to put into practice. (127-119)
God's grief at losing His son and daughter
How sorrowful was God when Adam and Eve fell! They were to be ideal children, embodying essential, pure love. We cannot imagine His sorrow and grief. It is natural that the higher the expectation, the worse the sorrow when the expectation cannot be fulfilled. This is the situation of God, who has pursued the way of restoration for His lost children. (127-18)
When parents believe in their beloved children but are betrayed by them, the parents experience shock, distress, and misery beyond description. It is also miserable when people mistrust and betray their beloved. You could not know God's suffering and distress even if you were in the same shoes. It is evident that we cannot understand and know it through a mere verbal explanation.
How miserable God came to be! God is not abstract but concrete. Human beings are the best reciprocal objects of God. With human beings, God can share His limitless love and happiness. But God lost the starting base due to the Fall of Adam and Eve.
How desperate it is when an only son born after a lineage of seven generations dies, breaking the family line, especially if this son were born when his parents were advanced in years. All parents want to receive blessings through their children. When their children die before they do, the parents themselves feel like dying.
Adam's position was like that of the only son, not merely after seven generations, but for all generations. Can you guess how profoundly God's heart was broken at the death of Adam, who was to inherit God's great effort of creation and establish an everlasting family? Even after 6,000 years God has not recovered from the shock of Adam and Eve's Fall.
According to the Principle of Creation, God was to be the center of permanent love. However, Satan took His place. Therefore, everything became inverted, turned upside dawn. Nothing should have separated this oneness centering on God's true and ideal love. Humanity’s blood lineage should have originated from God, but in fact everything went the wrong way.
Can you imagine much it breaks God's heart to watch human misery every day? God's dignity sank to the bottom when His son and daughter, whom He intended to glorify as prince and princess, fell into hell. Where can we find His dignity? He does not dare to show His face in public. (218-227)
No loving parents can turn a blind eye to their dying Children. In this view, God as a loving father cannot leave us in the position of death. If He is omniscient and omnipotent, God should make an ideal world and revive His dying children. This is possible and inevitable, especially considering the nature of parental love in human beings.
Thus, it is no wonder that God should move us to the sphere of ideal resurrection. God did not leave us in misery and death, but transformed human misery and distress into the gateway of a lofty dimension. How wonderful God's transformation is! (67-219)
God wanted to love Adam arid Eve to the full, regardless of the prestige of being Creator and the almighty and omnipresent God. Can you imagine His heart of love toward even the fallen Adam and Eve? (7-291)
Satan is happy to see God sorrowful and human beings ruined. How much trouble God takes to save, lead, and teach wretched human beings! God could not lead the providence of restoration if He did not love us in our misery with the sympathetic heart of a parent. (42-257)
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