The Bible,        A Unification Perspective

   

The Results of the Fall

  St. Paul wrote:

  Romans 7:21-24  "So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am!"

  Since the Fall of Man, like St. Paul, all of humanity, regardless of social stature, has had to confront and struggle with their sinful and fallen nature. St. Paul's honest lament of "sin living in me" (vs 17) is not only a profound truth of the Bible, but a sad and sobering fact of life.

  The Fall not only derailed Adam 
& Eve in their growth process to perfection, but also saddled their succeeding generations with nearly irreversible original sin and fallen nature.

  Romans 5:19 ",, through the dis- obedience of one man the many were made sinners,"

  Because the Fall was sexual in nature, it's more understandable that original sin could be passed down from one generation to the next, through the blood lineage.  

  Hence,  Jesus said, 
"you are of your Father the devil"  Jn 8:44 

  Adam & Eve being kicked out of the Garden of Eden signifies that human history began outside the realm of God's purity, divinity, love and Blessing. Even the first murder took place in the next generation as Cain killed Abel.  And as history repeatedly shows us, when we lose our morals, we lose our moorings and are set adrift.  Rome was not destroyed from without,, but from within.

 

 

    
 
The Results for God

  Gen 6:5-6 And the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

  For many, God is somehow transcendent of, and aloof to man's sinfulness and in the end will bring about His grand judgment in the Last Days. Condemning sinners to burn in Hell for eternity.

  Few have considered the thought of comforting a God who suffers. 

  Rev. Moon's early followers tell us that when he was imprisoned in N. Korea, the other prisoners seldom saw him sleep. When everyone went to sleep at night, he was already in prayer, and when they awakened the next morning, they saw him praying again. He has said that during that time, he could never pray to God in the ordinary way:

  "I never prayed from weakness. I never complained. I was never angry at my situation. I never even asked His help, but was always busy comforting Him and telling Him not to worry about me. The Father knows me so well. He already knew my suffering. How could I tell Him about my suffering and cause His heart to grieve still more? I could only tell Him that I would never be defeated by my suffering."    Sun Myung Moon

  God created to bring about an object of His heart. The end of the creation process was determined from the beginning. That being a perfect couple in union with God's heart, the original True Parents of mankind.  Adam & Eve could not fulfill that expectation and brought about a sorrowful history instead. 

  Rather than being a source of joy, love and happiness for God, they and their offspring instead became the objects of His grief and sorrow.

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