Culture of Heart
The Way of Love 1 Cor. 13
13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels,
but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging
2 And if I have a prophetic powers, and understand
all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all
faith, b so as to remove mountains, but have not
love, I am nothing.
3 c If I give away all I have, and dif I deliver up my
body to be burned,1 but have not love, I gain
• Christian Heart = Love
Love for God,
Love for Jesus
Love for they neighbor
Love for the Truth
• Divine Principle: Everyone, without exception,
is struggling to gain happiness.
Comment: Happiness comes from Heart
The apostle Paul, who was faced with such wretchedness of
heart, said in lamentation, "For I delight in the law of God, in
my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war
with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of
sin which dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am!"
There is a great contradiction in man. Within the same
individual, the power of the original mind, which desires
goodness, is at violent war against the power of the wicked
mind, which desires evil.
• How can man ever know God's heart?
• The new truth should enable us to know God as a reality
• It should also be able to reveal His heart and feeling of joy
at the time of creation,
• and His broken heart and feeling of grief as He struggles to
save fallen man who rebels against Him.
• When man realizes that if he makes his neighbor a victim
for his own benefit, he suffers more from the pangs of
conscience than he profits from unrighteous gain, he will
find it impossible to harm his neighbor. Therefore, when real
brotherly love arises from the bottom of man's heart, he
cannot do anything to cause his neighbor to suffer.
• When the truth is known, all will come to understand that
the historical events which man has seen and experienced
are the reflections of God's heart, struggling to save fallen
• The trunk, stem, or branches of a plant correspond to the
human heart in supplying nutriments to the whole body.
Comment: We need to be engrafted into
the new Root = Christ
• Man enters the direct dominion of God when husband and
wife fulfill the purpose of goodness through the perfect give
and take action of love and beauty between them according
to the will of the subject, in perfect oneness with God's
heart, having established the four position foundation by
becoming one united body.
• Therefore, direct dominion is the realm of perfection.
(One Heart with God)
• When perfected man as subject, and the physical world, as
his object, become one united body centered on God and
establish the four position foundation and when man thus
fulfils the purpose of goodness through the perfect give and
take action of love and beauty with the physical world
according to his will, in perfect oneness with God's heart,
man attains direct dominion over all things.
• The serpent's tongue is split in two.
• This symbolizes a man or being which utters two different
things with one tongue, a being which lives a double life
with one heart.
• The serpent is also the symbol of one who induces others
to sacrifice themselves for his own benefit (No Heart).
• Eve, at the time of her temptation,
was still immature both in wisdom and in heart,
• Thus, when Eve was blinded in wisdom (knowledge) and
confused in heart (feeling) by the temptation of the angel,
she was forced to go beyond the line of fall even though she
felt anxiety due to the freedom of her original mind
• Man, due to the fall, became ignorant of God and of His
heart. Therefore, human will, due to ignorance, could not
take a direction with which God could be pleased.
• a man of perfection becomes one body with God in heartand-zeal, so that man and God become able to
communicate with each other fully and freely.
• Internal dominion means the dominion of heart-and-zeal.
• To have “zeal” or to be “zealous” means to be eager or
earnestly enthusiastic about or toward a particular effort.
Paul used the word “zeal’ when speaking of Israel in
Romans 10:2: “For I bear them record that they have a
“zeal” of God, but not according to knowledge.” In Titus
2:14, we are told that the reason Christ gave Himself for us
was “that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify
unto Himself a peculiar (different) people, “zealous” of good
• When a man has perfected his individuality he becomes
one in heart-and-zeal with God; thus he is able to
experience God's own heart-and-zeal.
• Jesus also said to his disciples, "I have yet many things to
say to you but you cannot bear them now." (John 16:12).
This disclosed how sorrowful he was, because he could not
tell even his own disciples what he had deep in his heart.
• The disciples of Jesus, were not overly attached to the Old
• Rather, they followed what they felt spiritually in their
• The reason men of prayer and conscience feel a sense of
extreme spiritual anxiety and urgency in the Last Days is
that, while they vaguely feel spiritual things and are willing
to follow the providence of the new age in their hearts,
they have not met the new truth that can lead their external
selves in the right direction.
• Therefore, if these men would only listen to the new truth
leading them to the providence of the new age, they would
be awakened in heart and intellect by spirit and truth
• Man leaves the Satanic dominion through resurrection, and
by becoming one with God's heart he can enjoy deity.
• When fallen men thus come into the dominion of God
through resurrection, spiritual changes necessarily occur.
• If the hearts of parents in fallen families are saddened by
the unhappiness (broken heart) of even one of their
children, how much more would it be so with God, as the
When the Last Days come, even evil spirits will descend to
earthly men of the same level, and by cooperating with
them will take part (experience Heart) in the fulfillment of
God's will. Finally, after a due period of time, the unified
purpose of creation will be attained.
Fallen man may become a perfect incarnation (substance)
only after removing his original sin through the Messiah,
thus restoring the position before the fall of the first human
ancestors, and then becoming one body with the Messiah,
centering on God's heart; and finally passing through the
growth period, which the first human couple left
unaccomplished due to their fall.
• "The Kingdom of God is in the midst of you." (Luke 17:21).
At the time of Jesus, those who believed him to be the
Messiah and who followed and served him had already
realized the Kingdom of God in their hearts.
• In the same manner, at the Second Advent, the Lord will be
born on earth.
• Therefore, centering on those saints who will recognize and
serve him first, the Kingdom of heaven will first be realized
in their hearts, and when such individuals increase in
number, forming societies and nations, the Kingdom of God
will gradually appear as a world with signs to be observed.
“Psychological” Optical Illusion
What is the story behind the picture below?
The influence of culture and environment can
have an effect on our visual perception –
believe it or not.
This theory was first explored by Robert Laws,
a Scottishmissionary working in Africa during
the late 1800′s.
Take a look at the picture below –
what you see will largely depend on where
you live in the world.
So What Did You See –
What is above the woman’s head?
When scientists showed a similar sketch to people
from East Africa, nearly all the participants in the
experiment said she was balancing a box or metal
can on her head.
In a culture containing few angular visual cues,
the family is seen sitting under a tree. Westerners,
on the other hand, are accustomed to the corners
and boxlike shapes of architecture.
They are more likely to place the family indoors and
to interpret the rectangle above the woman’s head
as a window through which shrubbery can be seen.