Ladies and gentlemen
On looking back, Rev. Moon’s life has indeed been like a dream.
At the young age of sixteen, with nothing but the buoyant spirit and aspirations of youth, he was called by Heaven and began to live for the will of God. This left no room in his heart for any worldly ambitions he may have cherished. It has never been an easy path, but he has followed it for the more than eighty years, looking nowhere but straight ahead. This was the life he was fated to lead, with no choice but to shake off the embrace of his beloved parents and his brothers and sisters, who clung to him, wanting him to stay with them. They endured great suffering, and walked a sacrificial and thorny path for his sake.
Rev. Moon’s life has been a journey through the wilderness that no one among the 6.5 billion people living on earth could ever fully comprehend. Even when he persevered through the hardships of prison life six times, he never let go of the key to the providence.
God’s Heartfelt Sorrow
Rev. Moon came to know only too well how anguished, aggrieved and full of bitter sorrow was the heart of God as He waited for thousands of years to find his lost children. He realized that if God, who is the origin of billions of people and the creator of everything in the universe, was not relieved from His sorrow, human life would remain completely without value.
When, where and how did God come to carry such agonizing sorrow in His heart? Who on earth could inflict this grief upon Him, the absolute and omnipotent Being? God created Adam and Eve and established them as the first ancestors of humankind. He committed Himself one hundred percent to raising them as His son and daughter, connected to Him through love, life and lineage.
The parent–child relationship is the highest and most important of all relationships. The lineal relationship between parent and child is the only way through which God’s lineage can be bequeathed and made to last forever.
However, this parent–child relationship, more precious and important than life itself, was severed through the Fall of Adam and Eve. They were God’s own flesh and blood, created as His eternal, only-begotten son and daughter. But when Adam and Eve formed a blood relationship with His enemy Satan, they became Satan’s children instead. This is why God’s heart has been crushed and wounded with grief and sorrow throughout history.
This still remains as the most mortifying and harrowing anguish of God. No one before in history could know or resolve this.
God’s ideal of creation was to establish a true family in that first generation through Adam and Eve, a family through which He could eternally pass on His lineage. Due to the fall, this was frustrated. Therefore, the only way to relieve God’s sorrow is to restore and establish a true family unrelated to the lineage of Satan. This is the reason why all of us need to establish the true families which are God’s ideal of creation. This is also the fundamental object and purpose of the founding of the Universal Peace Federation.
God’s Purpose for Creating Adam and Eve
Genesis 1:27 tells us, “So God created man in His own image; male and female He created them.” Observing God’s creation, as expressed in this passage, we can conclude that God is a being who comprises the essence of both masculinity and femininity. Having these attributes, God could not enjoy a solitary life. Therefore, He created the universe to be His object partner. He created all things in the universe in his own image and created human beings as His substantial object partners. The first masculine representative created by God as His object partner in substance was Adam. The first feminine representative He created was Eve. God had a clear objective in mind when He created the first two human beings as separate beings, one man and one woman.
God exists as a spiritual, incorporeal being. Although He is the harmonious subject being of dual characteristics, he still needs to assume a physical form if he is to relate directly with the entire physical world of substance.
Embodied within both Adam and Eve, He intended to communicate and work freely in relation to the entire created universe. Even God, as a spiritual incorporeal being, meets with certain limits in dealing with the physical, corporeal world of substance.
If Adam and Eve had attended God in their hearts and become one with Him, they could have married on the basis of having perfected themselves. When they had children and created a family, they would have become the external and horizontal true parents and God would have been the internal and vertical substantial true parent.
If only this had come to pass, Adam and Eve would have resembled God one hundred percent, both in their inner nature and outer form. As a perfect manifestation of God, Adam and Eve would have become the true parents of humankind.