Blessing And Ideal Family (Part 1)
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
1) God's Will and the Completion of the Four Position Foundation
Many people talk about God's will. Although the term "God's will" sounds straightforward, when one is actually asked about the meaning, it is very difficult to answer. Moreover, devout people have been praying, "Dear God! may Your will be done." We are now walking the religious path to fulfill God's will. However, it is illogical to pray and live a life of faith for the fulfillment of God's will when we don't really know the meaning of God's will.
Therefore, I would like to define the term "God's will." I define God's will as "to fulfill the ideal of creation." What does "to fulfill the ideal of creation," mean? It means to fulfill the ideal of humanity. Specifically, it was to be realized when the whole creation would become one in God's will centering on Adam and Eve. God's will is to fulfill the ideal of Adam and Eve. According to Unification terminology, God's will is to complete the Four Position Foundation.
What is the Unification Church or Reverend Moon's understanding of God's will? God's will is the ideal for which God created the universe, that is, the completion of the purpose of creation. When God created all things, He created them with a definite purpose. Completing this purpose of creation is God's will. Who was the center of this purpose? It was Adam and Eve. That is why I see God's purpose as the realization of the ideal of creation centering on Adam and Eve.
What, then, is the realization of the ideal of creation? It is the establishment of the Four Position Foundation. The Four Position Foundation is the family foundation of God's ideal in which Adam and Eve, centering on God, become completely one in ideal conjugal relations and multiply children. When this Four Position Foundation is established, Adam and Eve, who are one in conjugal love centering on God, would never be able to leave the realm of God's love.
What was God's purpose of creation? God did not create Adam and Eve merely to watch them. Nor did God create man and woman that they may merely grow old and die separately. God's purpose of creation was for Adam and Eve to grow and, when they recognize their feelings towards the opposite sex, make a love nest centering on God. Thus, they would establish humankind's true Kingdom of heaven on earth. Here, Adam as a male would represent heaven and Eve as a female would represent earth. Had Adam and Eve as two separate individuals become one horizontally, heaven and earth would have unified as one. By their becoming one centering on God's love, the spiritual and the physical worlds would automatically have united into one.
More important to God than the moment of creating Adam and Eve was the precious future they were to realize by completing the Four Position Foundation centering on love. That would be the completion of the purpose of creation.
God created His son Adam as the representative of all entities with plus character and loved this son the most. God loved him with a love that included a feminine quality. Likewise, when God loved His daughter Eve, He loved her with a love that included a masculine quality.
When two separate individuals become one, they produce a third starting-point. In other words, had Adam and Eve formed a complementary union based on their relationship with their first partner (God), then centering on the unity of these three loves, there would have arisen the impulse for a new beginning of love. This was to have been their children. This is why children are the objects of love whom we regard as the starting-point of new hope.
Adam and Eve were born as substantial beings, the incarnations of God's love and parents' love. Therefore, their children were to be loved by God, Adam and Eve. You all know about the Three Object Purpose. The Three Object Purpose is formed this way.
God's will for human beings is to fulfill the purpose of creation in order to realize the ideal of creation. The realization of the ideal of creation does not end when a man and a woman marry and become one through love. Afterwards, they should experience having sons and daughters. This is because the principle of heaven and earth is that everything is linked through relationships of high and low, front and back, etc. If there was a yesterday, there is a today; if there is a today, there will be a tomorrow. Everything must be connected. If there were no tomorrow, everything would end. If husband and wife are the higher position, then there must be children at the lower position. If there were no lower position, [the family] would end. Thus, the principle of heaven and earth unites high and low and left and right; husband and wife become the left and the right.
Therefore, parents understand that they have fulfilled their responsibility when all their sons and daughters have married. When their children have married, the parents-the husband and wife as a couple-and their children can completely realize the relationship of high and low. Only when they establish such a relationship of high and low do they realize the ideal. Though husband and wife have united in a left and right relationship, only when parents and children have vertically united in a high and low relationship can they realize an ideal spherical world. Furthermore, when brothers and sisters connect to this relationship, the sphere fills out in the third dimension. Thus, in order to complete the realization of the ideal, both the horizontal and vertical axes of the sphere must be established. When a man and a woman experience this realized two-fold realm, they can finally say that they are living in the ideal.
What does this mean? That is what the Unification Church calls the Four Position Foundation. Therefore, to complete the ideal of creation means to complete the Four Position Foundation.
A person should not remain alone. Starting from "myself," a person must pass through three stages. These three stages are: myself, my spouse and my child. The relationships between myself, my spouse, and my children, centering on God, constitute the Four Position Foundation. Completing this Four Position Foundation is God's purpose of creation.
According to the Divine Principle of the Unification Church, the completion of the purpose of creation is, for human beings, the completion of the Four Position Foundation. The Four Position Foundation cannot be established unless the parents, who have become one in love, have God's love dwelling in them. At the same time, they must transmit God's love to their children through their absolute love. God's Four Position Foundation is completed only when, according to the original order Of heaven, love is substantially transmitted to the children through the family as intermediary, forming a lineage. Therefore, parents must teach their children that God is a God of goodness and teach them how to love. As a wife, one should become exemplary in loving one's husband and thus teach the children to love. As a husband, one should teach the children about God's love, and through loving one's wife and educating the children, teach them to love. In the Unification Church, this is called completing the loves of the Three Object Purpose.
What was God's ideal for the first human ancestors? God's ideal was to unite an ideal man and an ideal woman to establish an ideal family. Then, what was to be the center of this ideal family? The center was to be neither man nor woman. A family is, after all, a group consisting of parents and children, husband and wife. The center of the group is God's love. Therefore, we can conclude that God's will is for a husband and wife to become one centering on God's love, and to establish a family centering on God's love.
If Adam and Eve had become perfectly one centering on God's love, their love would have been an absolute love, because, in a position of object, they would have become one with the absolute Being. The children born in that realm of absolute love would have received love through absolute love and would have dwelt in the realm of absolute love.
In the realm of absolute love, there is no contradiction or opposition. When we enter this realm, absolute love dwells in us and rules us.
In this ideal, children would grow up in a peaceful realm secured by a fence made with love. In this place, the atmosphere allows them to compromise with their parents and with their brothers and sisters. This is the place where everyone together can praise God's love. Such a family meets the standard of what in the Unification Church is termed the Four Position Foundation.
When the Four Position Foundation is established, that is, when mother, father, sons and daughters become one, the absolute realm of love is formed. Heaven is the realm where people express love's absolute value unlimitedly in three dimensions.
To form the Four Position Foundation, one must first experience the heart of husband and wife. Only then will one be able to have the heart of children and then the heart of parents.
God's ideal of creation was for Adam and Eve, the ancestors of humankind, to multiply good children and to establish one world centering on God.
God's will is the ideal of a family centering on one love, that is, to establish the family that Satan cannot accuse, and to build a tribe, a race, a nation, and a world of God.
2) The Realization of the Ideal of Creation through Love
If we ask God why He created the world, He will surely answer, "because it was good." It was good and joyous. God created the world because He wanted to obtain joy.
How, then, does one attain a state of well being? How does one obtain joy? It is only possible through the way of love. Therefore, we can conclude that God created the world to obtain joy through the realization of love.
God created the world in order to realize love. God wants to feel joy by watching human beings and all things unite centering on God's love and establish a world of love. God wants to feet joy by watching human beings unite as true husband and wife in a relationship centering on God's love and establish true families, tribes, nations, and a world. God wants to experience the joy of love by becoming one with human beings in love. This is why God created the world, and this, indeed, is God's ideal of creation.
God's only dream was to realize the ideal of love. However, God cannot realize the ideal of love by Himself alone. No individual can attain love, happiness, and joy living by him or herself. One can never attain these things without a counterpart.
Although God is the absolute Being, He needs a partner who can be His counterpart of love. God's love partners are human beings. When human beings, as God's love partners, stand before God with perfected love, God becomes a happy God who has found the ideal of joy.
The cosmos operates by the principle of give and take. If one is in a high place, then he will eventually go down; if one receives, then he will eventually need to give. Therefore, to experience absolute love or to become an absolute subject, one needs to stand in the position of the counterpart.
Thus, an absolute person as the subject cannot help but seek an ideal counterpart of love. No matter how great a person is-a scholar, an artist, a politician or a saint, even one with worldwide authority-he cannot feet joy by himself alone. One can attain joy only where there is a reciprocal relationship.
Let us imagine where God's joy first emerged. God is the absolute Being. If He is the end, He must be the very end. Because God stands above the highest height, He cannot help but seek His counterpart below.
Where there is sunlight, every object casts a shadow. Similarly, God as the absolute subject wants to give to His counterparts, all things situated in a lower position.
Therefore, the reason God created all things in heaven and earth was to realize His ideal. God's objects for the realization of this ideal are interconnected, from minerals to plants to animals to human beings. Of course, nature is included, since God started His creation from the smallest entities and advanced to larger entities. Even the smallest particle is in itself a counterpart to an aspect of God.
For the absolute God, therefore, the initial point of love was when He took the smallest things as His counterparts. From that point onward, God must have felt increasing degrees of stimulation as He related to things of ever larger dimension.
The natural character of the original mind, which expresses God's infinite love centering on His purpose, is the heart. The value of heart never changes. If one wishes to discuss the value of God's existence, one has to discuss and grasp the meaning of God's love. Something's value can only be determined when it fulfills its role as a partner in a reciprocal relationship.
Joy originates from God's heart. Where, then, is the purpose of God's heart realized? It is realized through human beings. The invisible heart of God is manifest in the heart of visible human beings. Moreover, when a man and a woman with such a heart expand horizontally and establish a family, that family will expand to the world and become the center of the world. To establish such a family, God gave Adam and Eve the blessings to be fruitful and multiply. The Cosmic Teaching is established on the foundation of human beings' being fruitful, multiplying, and having dominion over all things.
Why did God create the world? God wanted to experience joy through the created world. Although God is an absolute being, He cannot feel joy by Himself. This is because one can feel joy only when there is a counterpart.
God does not need knowledge, money or power. God, who is absolute and omnipotent, does not need such things. No matter how much science advances, it can never catch up to, much less surpass, what God has made. The universe revolves according to its lawful order. When we think about the fact that God created and has been operating this vast universe, which is far beyond our scientific understanding, we can say that God also is the ultimate scientist. Furthermore, nothing in the world can stand against the power of God, who is omnipotent and whose power is absolute. God is also eternal and self-existing. If God wants something, what would that be? If not money, knowledge, or power, what could it possibly be? The one and only thing that God absolutely needs is true love. Both God and human beings absolutely need true love.
God does not need knowledge because He is the One who created knowledge. God does not need power because He is omnipotent. God does not need money because He can make diamonds and gold as He wishes.
Oh, God, what do you need? God would say, "The one and only thing I need is love." Can God feel love by Himself? One might think that God could love as He wishes. Not at all! Above all, God needs a counterpart with whom to share His true love. We have not understood this point.
Since God is the absolute Being, what was the reason that He created human beings? It was not to gain money, knowledge or power. Rather, this was the only way by which God could feel love.
Seen from this point of view, God the Father and human beings as His sons and daughters establish an axis. Connected by this axis, God and human beings forge an unbreakable bond of oneness in love. Do you think that a person who has tied a rope to God's original love and tasted that love would ever separate himself from God ~ In spring, bees come to taste the sweet nectar. Even if you pull off the bee's rear end, it will not stop its sucking. What would do if you taste God's love? Even if you were on a journey to somewhere, you would turn around and come back to immerse yourself in it.
Thus, the whole of creation forms a common base and begins interaction connected to this axis of love. The family becomes manifest as individually perfected man and woman become one centering on love. Tribes become manifest, then races, nations, and a world centering on this love axis.
However, what passes for love has become self-centered in America. Men and women date as casualty as they greet each other on the street.
The reason God created human beings was that God cannot experience any stimulation by Himself. joy springs from the relationship with a counterpart. By oneself, one cannot obtain the stimulation of joy. When we stand in the position of God's counterpart, we for the first time can receive the highest love. Then God's internal nature becomes embodied in us. If God feels sad, we, too, cannot but feel sad. Thus, we become inseparably linked with God. No matter how much we research, we will come to this conclusion.
Why does God need human beings? If someone asks you why God needs us for the realization of His ideal, you can reply that God needs us in order to complete God's love. What is God's love? God's love is the love by which human beings love each other eternally and the love with which God loves human beings eternally. Human beings are God's eternal partners of love.
From the very time God created Adam and Eve, God wanted to love them as His object partners. He wanted to see them again and again and again, to be with them again and again and again, and to live with them again and again and again. God's ideal of creation is to have such object partners.
How does God's love arise? The Divine Principle taught in the Unification Church explains that God's love arises through completing the Four Position Foundation. What does it mean to complete the Four Position Foundation? Parents' love should flow to the children and be felt by the children. In the Four Position Foundation, one can distinguish the three stages of parents' love, husband and wife's love and children's love. However, when we look at the Four Position Foundation from above, the loves of the parents, husband and wife, and children are all interconnected and united. The parents' love at the center of the Four Position Foundation embraces the children, unites the husband and wife, and finally brings all into oneness with God's love. This completes the Four Position Foundation.
Adam was supposed to become one with God, linked by love. A human being represents the existing world on the earth plane, and God represents the three dimensional world. Love is the cord eternally linking human beings and God.
When human beings with physical bodies become one with God, God's heart and emotion partake of the physical experience of infinite ecstasy. Finally, God and human beings become one in love. Human beings and the world become one in love. This is the starting point for the realization of the ideal world, which is God's purpose of creation.
The original human beings were meant to become one with God, feeling love substantially. Satan aimed at the center of this love, making Adam and Eve fall. After that, the cosmos drifted away from God, becoming chaotic with no relationship to His love.
God's ideal begins for the first time from new, God-centered love, from the position where love is manifest in accordance with the law of creation.
3) God's Purpose for Creating Adam and Eve
In Genesis 1: 27, it is written that when God created man in His own image, He created them male and female. As such, we can conclude by inductive reasoning that God is a Being of united masculinity and femininity.
God, as a Being of this nature, could not live alone. Needing an object partner, He created the world. Therefore, God created one man and one woman.
God's internal nature consists of masculine character, God as Father, and feminine character, God as Mother. Therefore, one can describe human beings and the universe created from God as embodying the God of dual characteristics, of masculinity and femininity.
God created Adam and Eve first in order to become embodied, and second to perfect His love. If Adam and Eve had become perfected embodiments of love, God would have dwelt in them and they would have become the perfect parents of love for all humankind. God's image would then have been manifest as Adam and Eve, the incarnate Parents. Next, Adam and Eve were to have multiplied their children and established an ideal world. The ideal world established by human beings would have connected the spirit world and the physical world. This was another reason why God created human beings.
Therefore, centering on love, God was to have dwelt in Adam and Eve, becoming the incarnate True Parent to all humankind. After Adam and Eve went to the spirit world, God would have continued to manifest as the divine Parent, clothed in the image of Adam and Eve. However, you must understand that because of the fall of Adam and Eve, God could not realize these intentions.
God created man and woman with the purpose that the two love each other and become one. God did not create Adam for Adam's sake or Eve for Eve's sake. God created Adam for Eve and Eve for Adam. Likewise, God created Adam and Eve for His own love and His own joy. God did not create Adam and Eve for the sake of knowledge, power or money. The omnipotent God does not need knowledge, power or money; He only needs love.
God did not create Adam and Eve for the purpose of giving them knowledge, power, or many treasures to live a good life. God's purpose was to raise Adam and Eve as the embodiments of love.
God purposed that human beings establish a foundation for love through the family. The world without love is hell; even God's existence loses its meaning. Understand the absolute law of creation: love is human beings' God-given purpose.
Why did God create the universe, and Adam and Eve? We must know the reason. God created because it was good. God wanted to enjoy His good creation.
God wanted to enter and dwell in Adam to become the incorporeal Father, and He wanted Adam to become the corporeal father. Thus, Adam should have become God in the flesh. Why does God need a body of flesh? Because the incorporeal God can not have dominion over the corporeal world that He created, God needs an incarnation of God.
Therefore, God created Adam and Eve to be the incarnations of God. This required that Adam and Eve become one with God. Likewise, Jesus came to become one with God. Adam was supposed to become one with God, but he failed; he screwed up God's plan. Therefore, Jesus had to come to straighten it out. I use a vulgar expression, "he screwed up," but I believe it is not out of place. Jesus probably would like this expression. It gives a more realistic feeling than some euphemistic phrase such as "he made a mistake."
God is an invisible being. To have a form of flesh, the incorporeal God created Adam and Eve. If Adam and Eve, with God dwelling in them, had attained maturity, married and had children, then God would have become the internal Father and Adam the external father. Adam then would have completely resembled God.
Thus resembling God, Adam and Eve were to become the father and mother of humankind. Had this happened, then throughout history people would have always acknowledged the existence of God. No one would doubt the reality of God. If human beings had not fallen, we would be able to see God anytime and God would respond to us whenever we call Him. Who, then, would deny the existence of God? No one would deny it, even if the whole world opposed them.
Watching Adam and Eve loving each other, God would not have been a lonely being. God would have felt matching joy, thinking how strong His own inborn love nature was flowing.
For God, Eve was His future wife. This is because Adam, becoming one with God, was to become God himself. Satan seduced God's wife. Satan is God's enemy and our enemy.
4) Adam and Eve's Growing Period
Adam and Eve were created with the possibility of becoming perfect without any sin. They were to grow to perfection by obeying God's law. During the growing period, on the way to becoming a mature man and a woman, they were meant to remain as brother and sister. They were to establish the true tradition of living as brother and sister.
During the period of adolescence, the love between man and woman begins to ripen. God must have been waiting, watching and anticipating the day when they could embark on the road of mature love. In the Divine Principle taught in the Unification Church, this period is called "the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle." Without completing the growing period, one cannot establish the foundation for mature love. God waits for human beings to complete the growing period, for the time when He can directly rule them with love. This is why the growing period is termed the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle.
The reason God told Adam and Eve, "Do not eat" was that it was not yet time for them to love each other. Since Adam and Eve were still in the growing period, God gave them the commandment to wait until they had matured.
When a person is born through parents, he or she is not born ready-made as a husband or a wife. Rather, he or she is born as a son or a daughter and is educated about love. Through education about love, people learn how to unite with each other.
Therefore, we must stand before God in order to receive education about love that is centered on God's love. We should receive this education of love until we understand the standard of all value, and until we become mature.
From this point of view, one might ask whether Adam and Eve were growing up in God's love. There is no mention of this in the Bible. Instead, the Bible begins with a story about the Fall.
What attitude should Adam and Eve have shown in order to receive this education? Because God the Parent related with Adam and Eve as His children, Adam and Eve should have followed wherever God went and should have remained under His supervision.
However, they left their position as the children of God and departed from the proper attitude. Because God is the absolute Being, Adam and Eve should have followed and obeyed Him absolutely. God was the Mother who gave life to Adam and Eve, and God was their Guardian. God was their Protector against any threat to their lives.
Moreover, it is obvious that God would have enjoyed seeing Adam and Eve attain maturity and love each other more than they loved Him. Why! God is their subject partner. When God's object partners become the wonderful embodiments of love, God as the subject partner will feet much greater value in loving them. Therefore, God's joy would increase.
This is the very first law of creation for human beings. However, since a fallen human being cannot receive this education of love, he cannot even approach that position.
Adam and Eve were to be the lords of all creation. Yet they should have waited until the time decided by God, their Father; that is, they should have waited until they had matured both physically and spiritually. God also said to Adam and Eve, "Be fruitful and multiply." This means that after their physical and spiritual bodies had matured completely, they were to become husband and wife and to love each other, multiplying sons and daughters.
While they were physically growing up, Adam and Eve spent much of their time together. When something frightening happened, Eve said, "Oh! I'm scared," and she threw herself into Adam's arms or hid behind him. Eve was relieved when Adam embraced her, but at the same time, she received strong masculine stimulation from Adam. Adam also did not dislike this feeling, and received sexual stimulation from Eve, a being different from himself. At that moment, who made the sexual advance, Adam or Eve? Eve was the one who, afraid and jumping into Adam's arms, made the sexual advance. From that moment on, they gradually fell in love.
God created the world with love. Adam and Eve, centering on God's love, were to make the world a well-ordered chain of love, connecting everything to God. Adam and Eve had such a mission. Therefore, they should have always considered what attitude they needed if they were to possess the love that God would one day permit them to share. Because the issue of love was so important, it would determine their life and death.
Every human being, having been conceived centering on one moment, begins during adolescence to look forward to such a moment. We should understand why a man and a woman have to wait before they can have that one moment. A man and a woman can fall in love at any time, yet why do they need to wait? They need to wait because of love. The fullness of love in maturity requires fulfilling the necessary conditions in the growing period, during adolescence.
When Adam and Eve became sixteen, seventeen or eighteen, they naturally awakened to the opposite sex. just as when flowers bloom, people are intoxicated by their fragrance, when Adam and Eve reached adolescence, they began to think about the opposite sex. God also was caught up in this fragrance. Then the three God's love, and Adam and Eve's minds and bodies -- were to become one, at a point which would have become the core of universe. They would then have entered the original orbit, which was to have controlled all love. However, Adam and Eve fell from this point. If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have become completely one. If they had become one, God could never leave them, and Adam and Eve could never leave, either. From that point, all the generations would have been connected, realizing the ideal tribe, nation and world. This world would have become a world of splendor, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen upon reaching adolescence around age sixteen or seventeen -- but instead had become one with God's love, then their minds and bodies absolutely could not have divided. With perfect life and perfect love, Adam and Eve would have become a true man and true woman living in a true environment. After the Fall, Adam and Eve always remembered the feeling of anticipation, hoping to stand in that position. Throughout their lives, they longed to find that original position and to think, to live and to love as they were intended to. They surely wanted their children to live in that world.
When can human beings become completely one with God and receive the direct dominion of God? It is the time when man and woman individually become perfect and begin to have give and take of love with each other, in an environment equipped for the reciprocal relationship of subject and object and for the original human love, matured in all aspects. When it happens, God and human beings form a complete whole centering on love and start revolving around the eternal original orbit.
5) The Perfection of the individual and the Starting Point of Love
An individual cannot attain perfection by knowledge, power or money. Rather, perfection is realized through love -- not vulgar love, but the original love. By this love everything is perfected.
We all have five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. These five senses should begin from the foundation of perfected love and function centering on perfected love. Every sensation of one's eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, and so forth, should be perfected centering on love.
Ideally, we should experience the objective world through out five senses when they have become one centering on love. This means, in short, that we would live in ecstasy. In this state, enraptured by our surroundings, we would lovingly take in the world around us.
One cannot abide in that state by oneself. One must be relating ever more closely with a counterpart. One's counterpart is ever changing, and the feelings coming from one's counterpart are ever changing.
True love has the quality that it can enlarge to fill endless space or shrink to an infinitesimal point. Such is heavenly love. When we look through the eyes of love, it does not matter whether something is big or small. Small things have their value in a small package, while big things have their value in a big package. To create such a world of love is indeed the ideal of God.
God created the mind and body based on love. For an individual to become perfect, these must become one. An individual grows to maturity through their eternal give and take action.
The process of the perfecting an individual starts from love and matures centering on love. Its maturation is like a bud growing into fruit. When the person attains the proper standard of love, God will dwell in his future marriage. Until love has matured, there is no basis upon which to bear fruit.
Everything is created and sustained based upon the law of love. When a flower blooms, the stamen and pistil within the flower engage in give and take action; through this circular movement, a fruit is produced. It is the same in the animal world and also among human beings. All come into existence through the circular movement of love. Everything in existence reaches its completion only through relationships of love. We therefore affirm that every entity can become perfect only through love.
A human being can unite his mind and body when he becomes one with the core of God's love. When a person unites his mind and body and enters the realm of God's love, then the person becomes mature. This describes how an original human being who did not fall can grow towards individual perfection.
The perfection of an individual means the unification of mind and body. When the mind in the subject position engages in give and take action with the body in the object position, then this unified mind and body becomes the object of God. The mind should be unchanging forever.
The mind tends to focus on heaven and the body tends toward the world. The concept that these should become one is the doctrine of the Cosmic Teaching. Do you know what I mean by the Cosmic Teaching? It calls upon us to make the cosmos -- that is, the corporeal and incorporeal worlds -- into a unity. Should not the person who tries to rule the cosmos have a united mind and body? If that person does not have a united mind and body, he or she would perish. When your mind and body unite centering on God, then God will be the internal God, and you yourself will become the external God. Is that not so? Then, around what center should we unite our mind and body? We should center their unity upon love.
Regard yourself as the problem. You can be your own worst enemy. If you cannot unite your mind and body, you become your own enemy.
What is the meaning of individual perfection for us today? It has to do with our faith in the form of a vertical parent-child relationship. As God loves us, we also must love God. Because love is realized through a relationship with a counterpart, there can be no separation between God and ourselves as children of God.
The perfection of an individual starts from the point where he or she makes a vertical relationship with God.
It is right that we should love God as God loves us. It is the law of the Principle. If you respect and attend God as the vertical center, you will receive His love as His sons and daughters. Unless we establish such a tradition of mutual love, we will not establish the starting point for our individual perfection.
You all should know that the fulfillment of one's responsibility is the only way to the perfection of one's character.
The reason God cannot fully display His love toward fallen man and woman is that they must first perfect their character.
God is the subject partner of true love. Therefore, only when an absolute object partner appears does He engage in the give and take action of love.
What do you think perfection of character means? It means to become a person who can fulfill his or her responsibility. That is to say, one must first be restored to one's original position before the Fall and then reach perfection, finally capable of fulfilling one's responsibility. This process involves a revolutionary change in character.
Individual perfection means the perfection of character. We can say that when a person fulfills his or her responsibility, he or she realizes the perfection of character. As children of God, we must become mature people who can stand before God in a position to praise and love Him. Once you clearly understand that you can obtain true love only after you have perfected your character, you must bear in mind that there is no other way to go besides the way of perfecting your character.
In the satanic world, there is no connection to the realm of heart. You will be led to true love only after you have gone through a revolution of character. Bear in mind that unless you free yourselves from selfishness and self-centeredness, including worldly greed, attachment to your own children, and your fancies of cultural superiority, you will never be able to reach perfection.
For Adam and Eve to become people of mature character, they have to start anew by living according to the complete, ideal religion and denying everything in the satanic world. Therefore, although I have been receiving so much persecution, I have been denying every worldly thing in order to stand in a position of perfection.
People who are thinking in a self-centered way remain in the satanic realm. If you have inherited God's heart and have reached the standard of perfected character, then you can connect with God's standard of character and unite with perfected Adam's standard of character. We must become people who can meet the standard of original, perfected character. To become like this, we must continually reform ourselves and fulfill our given responsibilities. In this respect, I can definitely say that nothing in this world can make you reform and perfect yourself. If anything can, it is the Unification Principle.
To reform this world, we must perfect our character one hundred percent. Otherwise, we cannot reach the level of perfect joy. This is because, even after fallen humanity has been restored, there would not be perfect joy as long as memories of the Fall remain in us. Even God should not have the notion that man once fell. In order to erase even the notion that human beings once fell, we must become beings who are more than one hundred percent perfect.
Where is love's embarkation point, love's encampment, and the place of love's safe settlement? Among you, some might hope that it is your mind and body. In fact, if your mind and body become the place where God's love can settle safely, then you will become the perfect encampment for unification. On that day, you will become God's son, the son who will inherit the family business, the great enterprise of heaven and earth. Everything will go well for you; you will become the object of God's love and receive the utmost love from God. When that day comes, God will close His eyes, shedding tears of gratitude, saying, "Oh, my son!"
Where does love start? It starts from a perfected individual. From the viewpoint of the Divine Principle, we are to start loving after reaching individual perfection. We reach our destined love only after we have gone through adolescence and have become qualified to love the opposite sex. We must be able to correspond with the harmony of heaven and earth and carry out our responsibility.
However, in the case of Adam and Eve, it did not happen that way. What kind of love was their love? Their love did not happen at the place where all things in heaven and earth can unite. It was not the subjective love. Their love should have been the subjective and necessary love. They did not have this destined love. Therefore, today's human race descended from people who never tasted such love. Although we know the word "love," we do not know the concept of a world of true love. In the world of true love, when we prepare the foundation to love each other centering on God, then God, for the first time comes down with His love.
In other words, when God sees human beings, who are His masterpieces, love each other, He cannot help but loving them. With this attitude, God makes a way for people as His sons and daughters to join in relationships of love. That is the meaning of the Blessed marriages of the Unification Church.
God, who existed in the beginning as the Word, created human beings on the last day of creation, after creating all things. When creating human beings as His object partners, God created the male Adam as His object partner and then created the female Eve as Adam's object partner.
Centering on God, Adam and Eve in the position of subject and object partners are to make a relationship of love. At the same time, God and the two human beings, Adam and Eve, would make a relationship of subject and object partners. Were Adam to make a subject-object relationship with God, without making a subject-object relationship with Eve, he would not be able to possess God's eternal love, nor could he exist eternally. By only making a relationship with God, Adam would only be able to move in a straight line. The same would apply if he related only with Eve.
Eternity and perfection are obtained not from linear motion, but require spherical motion. To change from linear motion to spherical motion, Adam also needs to make a relationship with Eve as his object partner. Adam alone cannot establish the harmony of life and love.
Everything in creation exists based on movement through three points. If the movement does not go through three points, it will not be perfect or eternal.
Adam was not meant to approach God in a straight line. Rather, he was supposed to approach God through his object Eve, and Eve through Adam. That way they could proceed in a spherical movement. For Adam to approach God through Eve, they have to have a love relationship. Adam by himself does not have the strength to approach God.
What would have happened if Adam and Eve had reached perfection? What would have happened if they had completely matured as a man and woman and had reached the level where they could receive the Blessing? Centering on one love, they would have become the Mother, united with the entire universe. In unity with God, and together with God, they would have initiated a new beginning in the universe, in heaven and earth. What would have been its starting point? It would have been love. From the beginning, the starting point was supposed to be love. What love? It would have been God's love.
Where would be the origin of this God-centered unified love? God intended that Adam and Eve would grow up without falling and come to embrace all things in heaven and earth. Their hearts were to overflow with happiness, enraptured with God's love. They were to be filled with hope for tomorrow and with a love big enough to embrace all future generations. When Adam and Eve reached such a level, then for the first time the starting point of true love would appear, where a man and woman could unite centering on God's love. If they could not reach this level, the starting point of unified love would not appear.
After achieving perfection as an individual and perfection as a spouse in the conjugal relationship, we need to receive public recognition centering on God's love to establish the true ideal.
6) The Ideal World to Be Created through Adam and Eve
God created one male and one female. After they became perfect, God planned to raise them as one heavenly couple, that they might live a heavenly married life.
God planned to make Adam and Eve the very first husband and wife, and then to build the Kingdom of heaven through them. If this had happened, then the blessings "Be fruitful and multiply" would have been realized at that time. God had given Adam and Eve the ability to multiply His children. The children of Adam and Eve then would have been sinless, perfect human beings.
What else would Adam and Eve have become? No sin would be passed down through the generations of human beings. Through their children, Adam and Eve would have become the God-centered True Father and True Mother of all humankind.
If Adam and Eve had reached perfection without falling, they would have become perfect not only as individuals; their perfection would have had universal and historical significance. Moreover, they would have been able to start a new family centering on God's love. From this family, expanding to a clan, a tribe, a race, a nation, and a world, humankind would have established one big family, with God dwelling in their midst.
The center of this great family would have been God and Adam. The life course of Adam's family, including their lifestyle, customs, practices and the setting of their life, would have remained as an historical tradition in that world. It would be the tradition intertwined with God's love. Because God's love is the origin of life and the source of all ideals, humankind would not be able to leave God's bosom. If they ever departed from it, they would long to return.
Even in this fallen world, when people leave their parents or siblings, they always feel lonely and miss their family. Similarly, once people are intertwined with the love of God, who is the subject of life and ideals, they can never leave His bosom. If they were to leave, they would feel lonely, sad and bereft of joy. Therefore, there is no option other than to become one with God in the realm of His love.
In such a place, a person can be proud of these things: First, God is my Father. Second, we are God's sons and daughters who can receive His love. Third, I am the heir of the universe created by God.
In this world, a person is proud just to marry the daughter of a rich man. However, if God is my Father and if I can receive all of His love, is there anything of which a person can be prouder?
If Adam and Eve had established a God-centered ideal family, then God's will would have been accomplished. Adam's family, attending and serving God the Father above, and as the ancestors of all humankind below, would have become the family that established the starting point of unified love. To realize the ideals for which God created Adam and Eve, their family should have become the foundation upon which to bring everything into unity through love.
If God's will had been realized through husband and wife's love and children's love, then this would have been the foundation for a realm of unified culture to be established on this earth centering on Adam's family. Instead of numerous peoples forming their own cultures and civilizations as exist today, the world would have a single culture, a single philosophy and a single civilization centering on Adam. If history had begun in this way, then our culture, history, customs, language and traditions would be one.
Again, we would have established the ideal family, ideal tribe, race and nation in the realm of God's love, and as this expanded even more, we would have formed one ideal world according to the ideal of Adam. The root, trunk and leaves of a tree are all connected as one life. The worldview from the standpoint of God's will is like this. Centering on love, we should attend God as our Father above, and below, we should transform all humankind into our brothers and sisters sharing one life, the life of love. Afterwards, we should establish the eternal ideal world centering on God. The people living in such a world do not need salvation or a Messiah. They are God's good sons and daughters.
If Adam and Eve had established the first God-centered family, then centering on that family the God-centered tribe, nation and world would also have been established. In that world, God alone would be the sovereign ruler. Then from the very beginning and for all eternity, the world would have abided under the perfect sovereignty.
If this had been accomplished in the Garden of Eden, then there would not be the many different nations and languages we see today. Everyone would be included in Adam's tribe, following the one tradition set up by Adam. The language spoken by Adam would be the language of the world. Indeed, the whole world would live as one nation under God. This was God's plan, that all humankind be born in the Kingdom of heaven on earth.
We are meant to enjoy a heavenly life here on this earth. After our physical life, we are supposed to enter heaven in the spirit world and abide there forever. This was the original design of God. In such a world, there would be no Satan, no evil and no hell.
7) The Fall of Adam and Eve
How did Adam and Eve, created by the omnipotent God, fall? This is an important theological problem.
Many Christians believe literally what is written in the Bible, that Adam and Eve fell by eating the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. If they ate a literal fruit, then it would not have been a big problem. However, when we see the history of the providence of restoration taking six thousand years, we can understand that Adam and Eve did not fall by merely eating a fruit.
How, then, did Adam and Eve fall? Simply, Adam and Eve fell due to a problem of love. Because the problem was love, the providence of restoration has taken thousands of years and has been prolonged repeatedly to this day. Most religious believers have not understood this fact.
Who was it that trampled on love? It was the archangel. He trampled on the love of Adam and Eve. The archangel seduced Eve, and through her, he trampled on Adam. As a result, Adam and Eve's love, which should have centered on parents' love and followed the true path to reach God, deviated and went astray.
This is why all humankind, which was supposed to inherit God's flesh and blood, instead received Satan's flesh and blood. Most religious believers never even dreamed of this.
It is written in the Bible, "Do not eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil." The commandment contains the implication that the relationship between God and human beings could be broken. Indeed, a problem arose, which the Divine Principle explains about clearly. The Divine Principle is a great gospel for people who do not know clearly about the Fall. It is the great gospel for saving all people, who are living in suffering.
We cannot accept that the fruit was the literal fruit of some tree. Why would God create a fruit that could cause a situation in which all humankind would suffer in struggles and destruction for millions of years? It is more logical to regard this situation as resulting from the matter of love that I have been discussing.
Where did the Fall start? [In the family.] What was the fall of the family? Was it eating of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good or Evil? Nothing other than love could cause Adam and Eve to fall as a family. Did they fall through eating the literal fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? Could the Original Sin arise from eating a literal fruit? If, as many believe, the Original Sin occurred when the father ate a fruit, then what kind of fruit could cause thousands of generations of his descendants to become sinners? The generations are related through lineage. If the root of sin is planted in the lineage, the sin continues forever by the law of heredity. Only the problem of love could make this happen. Wrong love was the cause of the Fall.
The Fall occurred when Adam and Eve were tempted by illicit love. This love, though not permitted by God, came at them from the left and the right. Succumbing to it, they violated the moral law.
When you come to know about love, you will be well acquainted with everything. You will not only know the facts of the earth plane, but also your spiritual eyes will open and you will under, stand the physical and spiritual worlds in all their dimensions. You will reach the level where you can see God face to face.
However, Adam and Eve fell before they fully developed their awareness of love. Their immoral relationship with the archangel was the fundamental cause of the destruction of the universe.
The Fall happened because of love. The main point of love is not the eyes or the mouth. The Fall occurred through a man and a woman's love organs. The Fall ruined everything.
The place where love is consummated is where all the senses merge together. However, the fall destroyed this original standard and damaged the entire universe.
We are supposed to grow centering on love. However, when something goes wrong with love, God steps back. In this respect, the Fall cannot be anything other than a failure of love. This is why it became a problem for God, for humankind and for history. Only disastrous failure of love can cause such a shock. It was the greatest catastrophe in the whole universe.
The Fall was making a love relationship with Satan.
The Fall was this: we joined with Satan and left God.
The Fall was the failure of love caused by an evil motive towards the lineage. This is why we inherit the result of the Fall as the Original Sin.
Amazingly, the fact that the Fall resulted from love was only revealed in the time of Reverend Moon. I have investigated its history and systematized its theory, so that no-one can deny it.
The reason that the omniscient and omnipotent God could not prevent the Fall is as follows:
God must maintain the absoluteness of love, so it was for Adam and Eve to develop their love up to the level desired by God. Since they fell during the process of their growth, God could not prevent their fall. As all human beings have to go through the period of adolescence, Adam and Eve were to become perfect after going through a certain growing period. Then they would have become one with God. Yet, they fell before reaching that level.
If Adam and Eve, standing before God, could have understood God's inner feelings, they would not have been able to fall. God as a Parent had a heart of love for His children, but the children did not know their Parent's deep heart. The Fall occurred when Adam and Eve were young. Yet, was the motivation of the Fall because of their deficient age, or rather because of their deficient hearts? If Adam and Eve had said, "God knows me. He can never leave me no matter what," and had felt that they were the center of God's every concern, then they would not have been able to fall. In-other words, the Fall took place because Adam and Eve's hearts were not in accord with God's heart. The Fall happened because their wishes could not meet Heaven's wish, and their thinking strayed from Heaven's thinking.
What is the Fall? The Fall occurs when we engage in human-centered love and ignore heaven and earth, ignore human beings, and ignore God. Therefore, any society where promiscuity is rampant will perish.
The Fall was the archangel and Eve together bringing her husband to ruin.
The Fall was the separation of man and woman. Adam and Eve became enemies.
The most serious among all sins is the sin that ruptures divine love. We must know this law of nature. Adam clearly failed in his duty as a brother, and Eve failed in her duty as a sister. When the archangel tempted Eve, Eve should have checked with Adam and Adam should have asked God. However, because they acted on their own, they went the way of the Fall.
What do you think the Fall is? The Fall meant that they could not live as the original ideal human beings, become the true loving husband and wife desired by God, and live with God centering on love.
The Fall meant that Adam and Eve, who should have become one with each other centering on God, instead became one with the archangel, a servant of God. Instead of inheriting God's lineage, human beings descended from the servant's bloodline. Therefore, no matter how much fallen people call God "my Father," they do not feel it as true to life.
This is because human beings inherited a fallen nature, an inclination to think only of oneself without caring for anything else, including God. We became beings of contradiction, and hence whatever we establish-tribes or nations, etc. divides after a while. In this way, we formed the realm of satanic culture. In the satanic realm, whatever is established as one divides into two, and two into three, until ultimately, everything divides.
God has been unfolding the providence of unification, to bring the divided cultural realms into one. Every human being has an original nature that desires to be part of the central existence of the universe. However, in this world, the central existence is not God, but Satan. Therefore, whenever people seek for the center, they end up becoming unhappy rather than happy. Such has been the unfolding of the miserable history of humankind.
8) The Consequences of the Fall
Eve united with the archangel through an immoral and adulterous relationship. Then Adam united with Eve, who had become one with the archangel. Adam and Eve thus established a family through a conjugal relationship centered on Satan, rather than God. Consequently, all their descendants stem from Satan's bloodline.
Accordingly, although the sons of Adam and Eve were supposed to become the first and second sons of God, because Eve had an immoral love relationship with the archangel, they became Satan's property instead.
In the original ideal of creation, love determines ownership. According to the Divine Principle, when people make a love relationship, the subject and object partners of that love establish a clear right of ownership over each other. Looking carefully from this Principle viewpoint, we thus recognize that because Eve fell by having an immoral love relationship with the archangel, the right of ownership over Eve's descendants belonged to Satan. Satan could then justifiably claim them as his own.
John 8:44 reads, "You are of your father the devil."
Due to the Fall, the first human beings had no choice but to submit to Satan, their false father. Human beings exchanged fathers. They abandoned God, the true Father, and united with Satan, the false father. Thus, the first man and woman became the son and daughter of Satan.
Adam and Eve unlawfully became husband and wife under Satan, without the blessing or permission of God. Therefore, when Adam and Eve had children, their children were under the same false father as they were. Their children were born not as the children of God, but as the children of Satan. From Adam onward, people have multiplied children carrying the Original Sin and formed the sinful world. All this was the consequence of the first human beings not keeping themselves centered on God.
This world is a world of sin, a world of distrust, a world of crime, a world of hatred and war. Nations destroy other nations without pity. This is hell on earth. In fact, the master of this earth is Satan, not God. Thus, it is written in John 12:31, "Now shall the ruler of this world be cast out."
We all know that God created the universe. We also know well that God created human beings. However, God could not become our lord. This is because human beings exchanged lords. Human beings rebelled against God and united with the false lord, Satan. Therefore, Satan has been the father of humankind.
Adam and Eve, the first ancestors, disbelieved God's Word and fell. They therefore could not become each other's true ideal counterpart; they lost the true husband-wife relationship.
God's original purpose for Adam and Eve was that they marry as a good bridegroom and a good bride, becoming husband and wife. As husband and wife, they were to become parents. In spite of this purpose, they fell and their relationship was ruined. This is why the providence of restoration began with their children, Cain and Abel.
Our lives are not supposed to be situated in a history with such a beginning. We cannot help but resent being born into such misfortune, such an unbearable situation. You should protest and reproach your ancestors for it.
Because Adam and Eve fell, God cannot regard them as the ancestors of a true humanity, as the parents of humankind, or as His son and daughter. Although Adam and Eve were God's only son and daughter, they descended to a position where God could not treat them as His son and daughter. God had intended to bless Adam and Eve as husband and wife when they grew up. He wanted to find in them object partners who would offer filial devotion. Nevertheless, Adam and Eve proved themselves unfilial as a son and daughter, as well as unfilial as a bridegroom and bride.
God had great hope for Adam and Eve's future. He had been investing a great deal in them and was looking forward to the future. Nevertheless, because Adam and Eve fell, God was unable to feel from them the heart of filial piety as children or the heart of filial piety as bridegroom and bride, that is to say, as husband and wife. God expected that Adam and Eve would establish the position of loyalty and filial piety, and thus become the ancestors of a hopeful future and the king and queen of all humankind. However, you must know that Adam and Eve did not become the object partners who would offer filial piety to God.
As a consequence of the Fall, human beings lost the true love of a father, the true love of a husband, and the true love of a brother. Since Eve's fall caused this loss, women have had to suffer so much through history until they find these loves.
As a result of the Fall, we lost true parents, true husband and wife, and true children. Eve and the archangel caused this loss.
Consequently, women living on this earth are dependent upon archangel-type fathers, archangel-type husbands, and archangel-type brothers. Therefore, women are very miserable. It is like the daughter of a rich man who lives with a house-servant. Driven from her parents' home, she and her children are considered members of the servant's bloodline.
Since women never received love from their original husband, original father, and original brother, the person who comes as the Lord brings these kinds of love. Due to the Fall, three kinds of love relationships (with a father, a husband, and a brother) could not be perfected, and consequently women could not become happy daughters. Therefore, the Lord has to come on this earth with these three kinds of love combined.
Because the order of love was trampled down, we cannot bring happiness to the world until we restore the order of love.
People in the satanic realm have no relationship at all with God's lineage. In other words, while human beings were supposed to be born as the children of good parents, in reality they were born to evil parents. From that evil center, one family spread out to a tribe, nation and world.
The Fall might seem to be a problem limited to Adam and Eve. However, because Adam and Eve are the ancestors of humankind, they are like a spring whose waters flow to influence every subsequent individual, family, tribe, race, nation, and world.
The fall of Adam and Eve was not a fall just of Adam and Eve; it was the fall of human history altogether. That is to say, as a consequence of their fall, Adam and Eve became evil parents instead of good parents. From evil parents, evil children were born. These evil children formed an evil tribe, evil nation and evil world, which today numbers over three billion people.
The history of humankind living in this satanic realm has not been joyful, but very sorrowful. The present condition of humankind in this satanic realm is not joyful, but very sorrowful.
Because Adam and Eve fell, God's ideal of creation was not realized. Rather, Adam and Eve became the fallen parents and multiplied children with Original Sin. The history of humankind has developed from this family, expanding to the tribe, race, nation and world. The ideal of True Parents who can stand having perfected God's original will has remained unfulfilled ever since the Fall. The ideals of the true family, true tribe, true race, true nation, and true world centering on True Parents remain unfulfilled as well.
9) If Adam and Eve Had Not Fallen
If the first human ancestors had not fallen, whose sons or daughters would you be? From birth, you would naturally be sons and daughters of God.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, all humankind would be true sons and daughters of God. We would not be people mocked, dominated, or accused by our enemies. As the sons and daughters of God, wherever we go we would have absolute authority to represent God's unlimited omnipotence. Were such sons and daughters to form a family, it would be the family of God, to which everything in the universe would submit. Again, were this family to form a tribe and spread abroad, the whole creation would come to guard them and be absorbed by them. However, because of the Fall, human beings instead became the objects of mockery by their enemies.
As they are totally under enemy occupation, human beings are not in a position where God can intervene.
Suppose the first human ancestors had not violated the original law of God, but instead had become one with God eternally. No one would then be able to pull Adam and Eve away from their unity with God. Having been born as a son and daughter of God, and having matured in their relationship to Him, then even if someone challenged Adam and Eve, pointing to someone else and saying, "Hey, who is your father? Isn't he your father?" and even if he tried to persuade them with theories and doctrines, nothing could make them deny their relationship with God. No one could make them deny their relationship with God, not even with a gun or a knife.
If there were no Fall, the original heavenly family would have formed in the Garden of Eden and prospered within God's dominion. Satan would have no grounds to accuse this family.
Because Adam and Eve fell, they could not understand God's heart. But, suppose Adam and Eve had grown up, perfected their character, and then stood in front of God. If Adam and Eve had reached maturity as perfected beings, then God would have blessed them and bequeathed His heart to them. God intended to raise them as a heavenly husband and wife who could share His love and heart, forming a family in His lineage.
If the first human ancestors had not fallen, what a world this would be! If Adam and Eve, protected in the embrace of God's love, had reached maturity and perfection, then God would have given them the Blessing of marriage. For this God created them man and woman. If this had happened, then instead of being the fallen human ancestors, Adam and Eve would have become the sinless people who could receive God's love. They would have become the completely perfect, true ancestors of humankind. They would have become the True Parents living on this earth. In other words, they would have emerged as the true bride and bridegroom whom God could truly love on this earth.
From the love of Adam and Eve, who, not having fallen, would completely support God's will, true brothers would have been born on this earth. As sinless parents, Adam and Eve would have given birth to sinless children and thus have formed a family on this new earth centering on God. Once this family had expanded into a sinless tribe and race, nation and world, then this earth would have become a world governed by God, in both name and reality. God would then have become the King of all humankind.
Had this happened, we would not need a savior, religion, or prayer. We must understand that only because of the Fall do we need a savior, religion and prayer. These came as gifts of the Fall.
Let us imagine what the unfallen world that God originally intended would have been like. Adam would have become the True Parent and brought forth true children. They would have become the true lineage of Adam's tribe. The culture of that world would be Adam's culture. That world would be a unified world.
Whatever is united in God's love cannot be divided. Even in this fallen world, people who love each other would rather die than be apart. How much more would this be true of two people who have become one in God's love in the unfallen, good world. When united with God, the body and mind become one and do not separate. The reason it does not happen this way is that something went awry.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have received God's complete love. As a son and daughter receiving God's complete love, if Adam and Eve had united in God's love, they would have given birth to children who were centered on God's love. Therefore, in the true love of God, they would have set up the tradition of a husband, the tradition of a wife, the tradition of a son and the tradition of a daughter. By establishing the tradition of a family centering on God, they would have accomplished God's will.
God originally desired that this world become a garden of love. Adam was the floral fragrance representing God's right side and Eve was the floral fragrance representing God's left side. The day when these two sides were to have met, the fragrance of love would have filled the whole of heaven and earth. However, because of the Fall, a terrible stench pervades this world. We must not become such foul-smelling people.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, but had fulfilled God's will, this world would surely have become a God-centered world with a single culture. It would be the world of Adam and Eve's culture, the world of Abel and Cain's culture. Therefore, instead of many different languages, traditions and cultures, this world would be one global nation, which attends and serves God.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, what kind of world would have been established? It would have been one nation over which God has direct sovereignty. Instead, because of the Fall, the world was established under Satan's dominion. Therefore, we need salvation, belief in God, and a religious life.
Adam and Eve were supposed to become perfect according to God's will, receive God's blessing, and establish God's nation starting from their family. They should have achieved their perfection through true love. If Adam and Eve had attended God and had become His horizontal counterparts, then the world fulfilling the purpose of creation would have begun and expanded to the far reaches of the universe.
After becoming one as husband and wife, Adam and Eve were to establish one world based on that tradition. However, Adam and Eve abandoned God's will and fell.
After being created and brought to birth, Adam and Eve were supposed to learn and master everything in order to one day govern all things. If Adam and Eve had teamed about natural law and the nature of living things, they would have understood about good and evil. They then would not have acted in such a way as to fall.
In order to restore the fallen world established by Adam and Eve to the original world, God has been walking the course of indemnity. This is called the "Providence" and the "Way of God's Will."