Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 411

Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 10: True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind
Speech 08: Let Us Become Filial Children of God Who Liberate His Heart, pg 1536-1539

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Let Us Become Filial Children of God Who Liberate His Heart

December 13, 2004 
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., USA 
Address at the Common Legacy Breakfast Summit


Distinguished current and former heads of state, respected members of the clergy, leaders from America and around the world, ladies and gentlemen: I come to this gathering today to deliver a message from God, a warning for the 6.5 billion people now living on earth. I know all too well God’s timetable and the direction of His providence. Never in history has anyone understood with certainty God’s circumstances or His heart. However today, in this era of the providential Last Days, I can reveal them to you. In so doing, I hope to present a correct understanding of the responsibility we need to shoulder and the direction we need to take. I would like to speak to you on the topic, “Let Us Become Filial Children of God Who Liberate His Heart.”

God’s bitter sorrow

Why did God create human beings? God is the source of true love. Yet the joy of love wells up in the heart only in the context of a relationship. A solitary being cannot experience love. Even God could not experience any stimulation as long as He existed all alone. Alone, He could not love. For His love to blossom, God needed object partners to love. For this reason, God created human beings to be His children, partners in His true love.

God is the Parent of all humankind, and we are God’s sons and daughters. In creating us, God invested everything, the bone of His bone, the flesh of His flesh, and the marrow of His marrow. Parents raise their children hoping to reach that most exalted place where parent and child come together, that central point where their loves converge, their lives converge, and their ideals converge. In this way, the omniscient and omnipotent God created us to grow into a position on par with Him and equal to Him in rank. 

Then, what is required to complete God’s ideal of creation? In addition to everything that God does, there is the human element. Because God’s ideal is the oneness of God and human beings, God cannot be perfect until human beings reach perfection.

How God must have yearned for our first ancestors, Adam and Eve, to become beings of infinite value, reflecting His image! Yet, because Adam and Eve fell, God no longer had His own true sons and daughters. Tragically, God could not establish a family capable of creating deep bonds of true love and propagating a divine lineage.

Instead, the false parent seduced Adam and Eve. Their family was entangled in the chains of false love, false life and false lineage. As a consequence we, their descendants, suffer from incessant struggles between our mind and body.

Adam and Eve fought constantly, and so did their children, and murder was the result. They did not become the exalted beings that God could relate to as His eternal son and daughter. God could not glorify them as the true ancestors and True Parents of humanity. They were the only son and daughter He had, yet with their Fall, He lost them.

The Fall and lineage

What happened between Adam and Eve that caused them to fall? Was it, as the Bible literally says, that they ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Could merely eating a piece of fruit have been the original sin? Could our ancestors eating a piece of fruit doom thousands of generations of their descendants to be sinners? No. The root of sin continues on forever in accordance with the laws of inheritance because it was planted in the lineage. The only transgression that can have such lasting impact is the misuse of love, committed between two people of the opposite sex.

Eve committed adultery with the archangel Lucifer, and they became one body. When Eve then joined with Adam, she bound him in that same oneness. As a result, Adam and Eve built their family on a conjugal relationship that centered on Satan, the fallen archangel. Consequently, all human beings, because we are descendants of Adam and Eve, have inherited Satan’s lineage.

According to the Principle of Creation, love determines the right of ownership. In a relationship of love, the partners have a right of ownership with respect to each other. By this principle, Satan used his ties of illicit love to claim ownership of fallen human beings. Satan took over the role of humanity’s father, usurping the position of God, who is humanity’s True Father. This is why Jesus, in the Gospel of John, chastised the people as children of Satan, saying, “You are of your father the devil, and you choose to do your father’s desires.” (John 8:44)

Christians today may think an almighty Jehovah sits on His royal throne and, because He is omniscient and omnipotent, gives orders as He pleases and has everything go exactly as He wants. In reality, God sits in a place of wretchedness and harbors tremendous grief. God intended that Adam and Eve become the ideal counterparts for His pure, essential love. Can you imagine the sorrow in God’s heart when they fell? It was infinitely worse than the sorrow that Adam and Eve experienced; indeed, no one in this world has experienced anything nearly as painful. The pain of loss is in proportion to the preciousness of what is lost. Carrying this grieving heart, to this day God has pursued the path of restoration to recover His lost children.

There is nothing vague or ambiguous about God. He possesses a definite character. He desires to form a relationship of the highest true love with human beings. He desires to share with each of us the most exalted love and joy eternally. Nonetheless, God lost the starting point for this, due to the mistake of our first ancestors. The Fall of Adam and Eve caused so much damage.

God is the original True Parent, yet He was robbed of His rightful parental position. How heartbroken He is over this! God looks upon His fallen children, who inherited the lineage of the enemy Satan and refuse even to recognize that He exists. How excruciating must be the pain in God’s heart each and every moment, as He observes humanity’s wretched condition!

For God, nothing was more precious than to have flesh and blood counterparts who could share His true love. God would not have traded His beloved children for the entire universe. His sorrow upon losing them was equal to what it would have been had He lost the entire creation. He felt that His entire purpose for creating the universe had collapsed. He became a God whose enemy robbed Him of His cosmic throne. The fact that God invested His heart so completely, in keeping with the principles of absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, made the results of the Fall even more devastating. God was plundered of His ideal, plundered of His beloved son and daughter, and plundered of His sovereignty over the cosmos. And yet, the innocent God has had to suffer all these years and endure Satan’s accusations and slander.

Seeing the history of lamentation that befell the world following the Fall, the Book of Genesis says that God grieved in His heart. (Gen. 6:6) Also, the Apostle Paul said that the creation has been groaning, eagerly awaiting the appearance of the sons and daughters of God, and that we ourselves groan inwardly as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. (Rom. 8:23) All creatures desire to escape this realm of lamentation.

God’s inmost heart is broken as He surveys people struggling, leading lives of no value, having lost the glorious value with which they were originally created. God cries out in grief and agony, saying, “You are supposed to be my direct lineal children, possessing My love, My life and My lineage. You ought to be enjoying all the glory of the kingdom of heaven. My heart is grieved to see you wearing the mask of the defeated, struggling in pain and lamenting in despair until the end of your meaningless lives.”

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