Preface. Cover to Cover of the Divine Principle: The Fundamental Cornerstone | DPconversations

Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon with Hyo Won Eu

Cover to Cover

It is my aim to go through the Divine Principle with you from start to finish. This is the first article and video of a new series on DPconversations.com called Cover to Cover. It is important to understand the truth in fullness and I hope that you enjoy exploring the content of this work of Sun Myung Moon with me.

There are many different views that people have expressed about Sun Myung Moon and his life on earth. The fundamental understanding of Sun Myung Moon is the work that he himself did, regardless of what other people have to say about it. The content of the Divine Principle cannot be identified by anyone else as their word. Really, to know a man, the best resource is himself, is it not? To understand Sun Myung Moon and True Parents as established by Jesus at His second coming, we have to first know the Divine Principle.

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Within the Preface of the Divine Principle we see the great persistence of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon to share the Divine Principle with humanity. It took his entire life to finally canonize an official text that would eventually be included in the eight great texts of the Completed Testament. It is the main text of his teaching.

Scientific studies of Cornelius and Caspi have concluded that the perception of self is more of an external result rather than an intrinsic internal belief of self. The study did not move beyond calculable data but it led to the theoretical understanding that a carpenter is not born a carpenter but is molded to become one by external influences. Likewise, the West Point Military Academy of the United States of America, though it even has an honor code does not mean that all who attend are honorable. Thus, it isn’t always one’s surrounding influences that determine a person’s belief of self. Furthering the idea of self-identification is the practice of yoga, or mind and body unity. Yet mind and body unity without an understanding of the highest mind or cause of energy, is simply impossible.

It is important to study the Divine Principle so that people can come out of ignorance and hopeless dead-ends in order to understand the highest mind: God. Humankind now, through True Parents, have a clear understanding of God that can unite the most internal mind with external scientific study. I will not go into the theoretics with you now. A multitude of science is just waiting to be explored with this truth. Instead, I will show you the rock, the Exposition of the Divine Principle, that the truth exists and that it is available to you.

-Somiya


Citation

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No More Shame

After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. (Genesis 3:24 NIV)

Dear Heavenly Father,

The time has come for us to act. There are children within Your Garden of Eden and we kneel before Your throne. In Your name we are cleansed from iniquity but still so unworthy. Much needs to be done and alone it is impossible but with you all things can be done; so you give us worth. Thank You.

Everyday, we grow heavier inside our hearts knowing that the time of Your Kingdom of Heaven on Earth is long overdue. Today, Father, we dedicate ourselves to you. Today we lift our hands in praise and shatter the fears that we have treasured in our hearts: of being scorned, poor, forlorn, cast-aside and weak for loving you and following your name. No, Today we proudly wear your name upon the cornerstones of our souls as we will not be moved by the winds any more. We put your name as the highest treasure of our souls.

Heavenly Father, Your name is Jesus and it is True Parents. So, this is the Trinity that the Bible talks about. This is the magic that caused the miracle of Jesus Christ to be born! Please guide us on the way of faith for our hearts are so pitiably weak without you! Father… You make us strong and You put the pieces Together again. We now see that you are King and you need a Kingdom that Jesus came twice to fulfill.

Now, Hyung Jin Moon, the heir stands upon the throne. He carries a rod of iron. It is difficult to appreciate this. But we understand. Please give us the strength to make it clear to our communities and nation that we are not ashamed of Jesus Messiah — not at his first nor at his second coming!

Amen. Aju.

-Somiya

Why Judaism?

Why Judaism?

Judaism is attractive for Christians because it is a physical and spiritual religion, it is clear, Kingdom oriented, and the basis of Jesus’s teaching.

Jews suffered unfairly as we see in Genesis 40:15 with Joseph struggling in prison. God was able to use the history of Israel to prove His existence. He gave them worth despite their betrayal and idolatry time and time again. God is the most fair and good Master of the Jews. Judaism eventually provided a nation for Jesus to arrive.

Jesus always spoke of the law of God with love and the purpose of establishing God’s Kingdom with Israel. There were many Jews who did love and have faith in Jesus. These people are Today known as Christians. Christians saw the benefit of following Jesus Christ. Christianity paved a global platform for His second coming to establish the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth as it is in Heaven.

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:31-33

Although Judaism was the religion that betrayed and murdered Jesus Christ to his death, Jesus restored even death. In Jesus’s resurrection he guided his disciples to give his faith to the world. Look how far the world has come riding on the faith of Jesus Christ and God.

Now, Hyung Jin Moon, the heir of Sun Myung Moon works to restore God’s kingdom of heaven on earth as it is in heaven because it was destroyed by Hak Ja Han who betrayed Jesus Christ at his death, more so than Judah. We must support and protect this precious son who has restored the True Mother centered on Jesus at his second coming with the marriage of Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Hyun Shil Kang. True Parents–the ideal of Eden is restored in the name of Jesus.

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Written by Somiya Chapman Gabb

May 17, 2019

 

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“Hyun Shil Kang’s Letter of 12/21/2016” Kang, Hyun Shil. Sanctuary Church. Dec. 26, 2016. < https://www.sanctuary-pa.org/apologetics/hyun-shil-kangs-letter-of-12-21-2016 > Accessed May 17, 2019

NIV-DKV Parallel Bible. Durano Ministry, Seoul Korea 2017. Genesis 40, Matthew 6.