The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents – God’s Love Made Real
The wife and mother are essential to human creation and salvation. To put it simply, through the wife and mother, God’s love becomes physically substantial; love becomes real.
Our understanding starts with the relationship of God, Adam and Eve. Father Moon taught that God’s relationship with Adam alone is similar to his relationship with angels. “God and the archangel and God and Adam are in a one-to-one vertical relationship. It is an upper-and-lower relationship. They stay at one point on the vertical line.”
“In the wife and mother, God’s love becomes physically substantial.”
That is beautiful, but it is not God’s ultimate ideal. “God and the archangel, or God and Adam, will stay only at one central point. But that is in fact limited. It cannot multiply. It cannot expand and grow.”
True Father explained why. “A vertical line has only one focal point. Consequently, it cannot engage in reproduction, which requires three dimensions. The area needed for reproduction is created only when the vertical line meets horizontal lines, thus creating the dimension of space. God does not give birth to babies; parents do.” Hence God created the woman, Eve. “God created Eve in order to enlarge this vertical point on the horizontal plane. Thus, vertical love is developed into horizontal love.”
God’s Word is not love until it multiplies a lineage. The love that creates lineage and, therefore, ultimate joy, appears with Eve, with the Holy Spirit, with Mother Moon. If we grasp this, we can understand why the church came through the Holy Spirit, and why salvation comes through the Trinity.
“Father Moon ascended to Heaven and is working with Mother Moon today to make God’s love real for couples and families…”
The church appeared after Jesus went to spirit world. On earth, Jesus instituted the sacraments of his body. He ascended to Paradise and worked with the Holy Spirit to make God’s love real for the individual, building the church through the Word and sacraments.
In like manner, on earth, True Parents instituted the sacraments of husband and wife. Father Moon ascended to Heaven and is working with Mother Moon today to make God’s love real for couples and families, building the substantial Cheon Il Guk through the Word and sacraments.
[Father Moon’s words are taken from God’s Will and the World, p. 115, and Pyeong Hwa Gyeong, p. 1111.]