The Key To Restoring The World Lies Within Us
Hyo Jin Moon
Belvedere, New York
Today my topic will be "The Key to Restoring the World Lies Within Us." We all understand Adam and Eve as the symbol of mankind, as the primary ancestors, the primary beings of mankind. Adam and Eve symbolize the ideal of man and ultimately the ancestry of mankind. In order for each individual to be perfected, they must resemble and emulate the model of Adam and Eve. The true model must be set and must be present in order for an ideal world to be manifested.
Realizing the ideal of creation, the ideal world lies in mankind receiving the true Adam who has conceived Heavenly Father's spirit as well as body. In other words, our purpose in life lies in becoming like the true Adam and Eve. just because Adam and Eve are in our midst does not give us the automatic right to become like them. We must make effort to become like Adam and Eve in order for the ideal world to be realized.
Knowing that, when you look at creation and think about the circumstances of the Garden of Eden in the beginning, it is interesting to realize one point which secular people, especially atheists who do not even believe in God, accuse God as not fulfilling and being inadequate. That point is: uncertainty, the obscurity and uncertainty which was there in the beginning. Obviously, when Adam and Eve were in the position to conceive of and become the physical representation of God, they were in a position of uncertainty. They could either fall or not fall.
They were in that position from the very beginning. Once you understand the will of God, however, that very uncertainty is essential for the perfection of mankind to become like God. It is the absolutely necessary element through which mankind can become like God. In order for man to become Godlike, the presence of uncertainty is an absolutely necessary element in the equation of fulfilling the perfection of creation.
Why is that? It is because man is the object to God who ultimately has to be in the position to reciprocate with God the ideals of love. In other words, in order for God to have an object who can reciprocate with him, with all that He desires and all that He wills, the object must also possess the quality of God. Simply put, the object must be Godlike.
Within that came the ideals of love, the ideals of true love. So also within man must come the ideals of love. Under the condition of uncertainty existed all different kinds of possibilities. God is omnipotent. Under this circumstance of many possibilities, God chose the ideals of love. Based on that tremendous uncertainty, man must, through the ability to choose, based on volition, free will, make the choice which will unite with God's also choosing to create the ideal world of love. That is a very important element in perfecting mankind.
Many people up to now have used this as the source of criticism. "Why," they ask, "If God is almighty and all powerful, why is He so helpless?" It is not that God is helpless, but uncertainty itself is the absolutely necessary element in realizing God's purpose of creation. That is the key.
That key itself was distorted by Satan. As long as that is not realized, he can do whatever he wills to mankind because that is the key in perfecting ourselves. That is the key. Uncertainty was the part of creation which God meant mankind to have. Why? Because we ourselves must become Godlike through our own free will, based on the ability to choose. We must be able to choose out of the different possibilities. Temptation is one of the possibilities, however it is not the ideal possibility. It will not bring the outcome which will enable us to create the ideal world.
The only way we can create the ideal world is to unite with the ideals of God. In the absence of God, the ideal will never manifest itself. The ideal world of eternal peace and joy, happiness and harmony will never manifest itself with the absence of God. We must have God present. That is the absolutely necessary element. Man has failed to understand this.