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Responsibility from the Perspective of the Principle

Hyo Jin Moon October 10, 1989 Belvedere

I would like to talk about responsibility from the perspective of the Principle. We all understand that man's responsibility was to obey the commandment of God. Then what was God's purpose in giving the commandment to man? According to the Principle, the first reason is because there was the possibility of man falling. Secondly, in giving the commandment, God is ultimately saying to mankind, "In order for you to embody me, to represent me, to become the recipient of my love, to become the ideal object, you must fulfill the responsibility that I have given you." God expected man to obediently follow His direction. If man followed the direction that God set forth through the period of the indirect dominion, then ultimately he would become like Heavenly Father and have give and take with His love.

Within the indirect dominion, the most significant aspect is that each individual must fulfill his responsibility to choose to act as God desires in order to ultimately become the embodiment of God. God wants to have give and take with someone who has everything that He possesses within Himself, including creativity. That someone must have the capacity to realize what God represents, and be able to choose to manifest those qualities. The fall is possible, therefore, because man is free to make the wrong choice.

Once you become married to someone, your life and everything that you possess will be shared by that person, right? If I do not know all about my wife, all the intimate aspects, it is not possible for me to truly love her and for her to truly feel honest in front of me. So in order for God to realize His love, He must have an object who can truly understand His expectations, His will and purpose. That is why the object must become like God.

Entering the Direct Dominion

In I Cor. 11:7 it says man must bring glory to Heavenly Father and woman must bring glory to man. That is important. Man brings glory to God by becoming one with Him, which means becoming His object. Man fulfills his responsibility through the indirect dominion and ultimately is blessed by God with a wife; through their marriage relationship they will come to understand each other. To man, woman is essential because through woman in the object position, man will learn the way of becoming the ideal object to God. At the same time man is essential for woman because only through man in the subject position will woman understand and possess the quality of becoming the subject to their children, responsible to raise, nurture and guide them. These are essential qualities in becoming an ideal man and woman.

Then what is direct dominion? When man fulfills his responsibility within the indirect dominion, he becomes the ideal object to God; then the ideal consummation of marriage will take place and the beginning of the ideal family and ideal civilization will occur.

But this was never realized because we did not know clearly the responsibility, the position or the role that man and woman had to fulfill in the purpose of creation.

Jesus emphasized many times how important it was for man to understand the will of Heavenly Father. One example is in Matt. 7:21: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven." You first must understand the will of Heavenly Father in order to become citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. The most significant thing to realize is why there has to be a Messiah, the absolute subject in man's world.

Everything has to do with responsibility. According to the Principle, all of you are separate individuals and each must choose to participate in the process of ideal love in order to attain God's love. Only through an ideal object can God attain ideal love. Only through an ideal subject can an ideal object attain ideal love. Can anybody tell me why the power of love is greater than the power of the Principle? So that once man matured in love with God, it would be an eternal and unbreakable relationship. God didn't want just robots. He wanted to have beings who would give a full one hundred percent emotional response to His love.