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Judaism as seen through the lens of Divine Principle.

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  • v 2.8 An introduction to Judaism, and particularly the Unification view of Judaism DP=Divine Principle , the New Revelation by korean Sun Myung Moon http://www.unification.net/dp73/ http://www.unification.net/dp96/
  • Israel Jerusalem, the centre of “the World”.
  • An original Torah is handwritten, is not allowed to canting any errors. And have a value of 10 000€ and more.
  • http://communities.um-uk.org/2009/09/24/midrash-and-the-principle/
  • http://communities.um-uk.org/2009/09/24/midrash-and-the-principle/
  • From Wikipedia
  • Judaism's Bible or Tanakh is made up of the Law (Torah), the Prophets (Nebi'im), and the Writings (Ketuvim); its books were written over a period of more than thirteen hundred years of Jewish history, from the time of Moses until several centuries before the common era. The center of this scripture is the Torah, the Five Books of Moses. The book of Genesis contains stories of creation, the Fall of Man, and the lives of the patriarchs Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy recount the Jews' liberation from slavery in Egypt and the revealing of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. The Prophets include the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings recounting the history of Israel in the days when it was guided by its prophets, and Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos, Hosea, Micah, Habakkuk, Jonah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, etc., which record the words of individual prophets. Among the Writings are the book of Psalms containing prayers and hymns; Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job containing wise sayings, discourses on wisdom, and meditations on the human condition; Lamentations mourning the destruction of the Temple; Song of Songs, where love poetry has long been interpreted as describing the mystical relationship between God and Israel or God and man; and Daniel with its stories of faith in the midst of persecution. In addition to the Tanakh, a tradition of Oral Torah, passed down to the rabbis of the first several centuries of the common era and codified in the Talmud , which is constituted by the Mishnah and the Gemara , is authoritative for the observant Jew. One may regard the role of Talmud and Midrash--early rabbinic interpretation of scripture --as providing the interpretative perspective for a proper understanding of the Bible. While much of the Talmud and Midrash is devoted to discussions and codifications of law, they also contain passages of universal spiritual and ethical wisdom. The best known collection of the latter is a small tractate of the Mishnah called the Abot or Sayings of the Fathers.[3] Beyond the Talmud and Midrash, Jewish tradition also hallows the books of statutory prayers. The mystical treatise called the Zohar and several other works together constitute the Kabbalah or mystical tradition which has canonical status for many Jews. A number of theological works, notably The Guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) and Shulhan Arukh by Joseph Caro (16th century) are also held in the highest regard. /World Scripture
  • Thank you Dominic Zoehrer  who commented on SlideShare presentation,  DP & Judaism v1.6 .  "Very inspirational, Bengt! What I am wondering is, if Sun Myung Moon ever had contact with kabbalist numerology or if he received his vast numerological wisdom through revelation... Also the point about Koreans being descendants of one of the lost tribes of Israel requires further research. I've once heard that Dangun (founder of Korea) was a descendant of the tribe of Dan, however Dangun lived 2300 BC which was long before the dispersion of the Northern Kingdom around 930 BC. But a link between Israel and Korea is not impossible. After taking into consideration that Abraham the great-grandfather of the tribal patriarchs lived around 1800 BC, perhaps one would be tempted to date the birth of mythical Dangun a bit later... Perhaps useful: "Koreans and Jews"  http://www.ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/890.pdf "  
  • The Ten Commandments of Hinduism according to sage Patanjali (PYS 2.30-2.32), are: (1) Nonviolence, (2) Truthfulness, (3) Non-steal­ing, (4) Celibacy or sense control, (5) Non-greed, (6) Purity of thought, word, and deed, (7) Contentment, (8) Austerity or renuncia­tion, (9) Study of scriptures, and (10) Surrendering to God with faith­ful loving devotion. Compare these with the ten basic teachings of the Bible: (1) Thou shall not kill, (2) Do not lie, (3) Do not steal, (4) Do not commit adultery, (5) Do not covet, (6) Do not divorce your wife, (7) Do for others what you want them to do for you, (8) If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other cheek, (9) Love your neighbor as yourself, and (10) Love the Lord with all thy heart. The Eightfold Noble Path of Buddhism are: Right view, right thought, right speech, right deeds, right livelihood, right effort, right resolve, and right meditation. Abstinence from all evil, performance of good acts, and purification of the mind is the doctrine of Buddha. The five cardinal principles of Islam are: (1) Faith in God, His message, and His messengers; (2) Meditation and prayer on the glory, greatness, and the message of God for spiritual growth; (3) Helping others by giving charity; (4) Austerity for self-purification by fasting in the month of Ramadan; and (5) Pilgrimage to the Holy places. All Great Masters have given us Truth revealed by the Supreme. Krishna taught us to feel spiritual oneness by seeing divinity in each and everyone. Buddha taught us to purify ourselves and have compassion for all creatures. Christ asked us to love all beings as we love ourselves. Muhammad taught us to submit to the will of God and act like His instruments. In some religions, however, only the members of one’s own sect are considered favorites of God, and others are consid­ered infidels. The Vedas teach not only mere religious tolerance but the acceptance of all other religions and prophets as analogous to one’s own. The Vedas say: Let noble thoughts come to us from everywhere (RV 1.89.01). Different religious teachings are but different ex­pressions of the Supreme. They are to be respected, not regarded as instruments of division. The dignity and welfare of humanity lie in the unity of races and religion (Swami Harihar). True knowledge of relig­ion breaks down all barriers, including the barriers between faiths (Gandhi). Any religion that creates walls of conflict and hatred among people in the name of God is not a religion, but selfish politics in disguise. We have no right to criticize any religion, sect, or cult in any way. Differences in human interpretation of scriptures ¾ the transcendent voice ¾ are due to taking the literal meaning, prejudice, ignorance, taking lines out of context, as well as distortion, misinterpretation, and interpolation with personal selfish motives.  Profound Gratitude to  http://www.gita-society.com/section2/2_chap_16.htm
  • See about Elijah http://www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/english/ekevin22.htm
  • Artist: Albero della Vita di Davide Tonato
  • http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks/Lieb/Lieb-Kabbalah-Moon.htm
  • http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks/Lieb/Lieb-Kabbalah-Moon.htm
  • http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks/Lieb/Lieb-Kabbalah-Moon.htm
  • http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks/Lieb/Lieb-Kabbalah-Moon.htm
  • http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks/Lieb/Lieb-Kabbalah-Moon.htm
  • David Beckham was wearing a red Kabbalah band around his wrist  the pop star Britney Spears strips with one too.  Regarding the red string, the custom is to tie a long red thread around the burial site of Rachel, the wife of  Jacob . Rachel selflessly agreed that her sister marry Jacob first to spare Leah shame and embarrassment. Later, Rachel willingly returned her soul to God on the lonely way to  Beit Lechem , in order to  pray  there for the desperate Jews that would pass by on their way to exile and captivity. Often, one acquires the red string when giving charity. Perhaps for these reasons the red thread is considered a protective segula. It recalls the great merit of our matriarch Rachel, reminding us to emulate her  modest  ways of consideration, compassion, and selflessness for the benefit of others, while simultaneously giving charity to the poor and needy. It follows that this internal reflection that inspires good deeds, more than the string itself, would protect one from evil and harm. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_string_(Kabbalah)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_string_(Kabbalah)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_string_(Kabbalah)
  • http://www.tparents.org/Moon-Books/CSG-d/CSG02-08-04.htm
  • Ref: Tim Millers Essential of Unification Principle http://www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/english/TimMiller/EssentialsofUP1.ppt
  • http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks/Nordquist/Nordquist-BlessingStd.htm
  • http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks/Nordquist/Nordquist-BlessingStd.htm
  • http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Talks/Nordquist/Nordquist-BlessingStd.htm
  • From “ Enlightenment Central - Simple Diagrams to Explain, Compare, and Teach World Religions” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordavinci/sets/72157612794700849/show/
  • From “ Enlightenment Central - Simple Diagrams to Explain, Compare, and Teach World Religions” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordavinci/sets/72157612794700849/show/
  • From “ Enlightenment Central - Simple Diagrams to Explain, Compare, and Teach World Religions” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordavinci/sets/72157612794700849/show/
  • From “ Enlightenment Central - Simple Diagrams to Explain, Compare, and Teach World Religions” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordavinci/sets/72157612794700849/show/
  • From “ Enlightenment Central - Simple Diagrams to Explain, Compare, and Teach World Religions” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordavinci/sets/72157612794700849/show/
  • From “ Enlightenment Central - Simple Diagrams to Explain, Compare, and Teach World Religions” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordavinci/sets/72157612794700849/show/
  • From “ Enlightenment Central - Simple Diagrams to Explain, Compare, and Teach World Religions” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nordavinci/sets/72157612794700849/show/
  • TF=True Father, Dr. Sun Myung Moon
  • http://www.reverendsunmyungmoon.org/teach_faq_judaism.html
  • Source: Essentials of Unification Principle http://www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/english/eislam.htm
  • By Dennis Prager APRIL 08 2013 http://www.familyfed.org/members/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4233&Itemid=853
  • By Dennis Prager APRIL 08 2013 http://www.familyfed.org/members/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4233&Itemid=853
  • Prepared for 2nd gen inspiration by Bengt de Paulis

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  • DP & Judaism v 2.8
  • • The complete Jewish Bible is composed of 24 books called the Tanach (‫)תנ״ך‬ • The Tanach is made up of Torah (5 books of Moshe (Moses), the word Torah means ‘teachings'), • Nevi'im (Prophets), • K'tuvim (Writings). Torah Brief introduction and comparing with Divine Principle
  • The Torah is the first of three parts of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), the founding religious document of Judaism, and is divided into five books, whose names in English are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. According to Jewish tradition the Torah was revealed to Moses in 1312 BCE at Mount Sinai. Torah
  • Outside of its central significance in Judaism, the Torah is accepted by Christianity as part of the Bible, comprising the first five books of the Old Testament. Torah
  • The word "Torah" in Hebrew "is derived from the root hifil which in the hifil conjugation means "to teach" (cf. Lev. 10:11). The meaning of the word is therefore "teaching," "doctrine," or "instruction.
  • Contents • Bereshit (Genesis) begins with the story of creation (Genesis 1–3) and Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, as well the account of their descendants. • Shemot (Exodus) is the story of Moses, who leads Israelites out of Pharaoh's Egypt (Exodus 1–18) to take them to the promised land. • Vayikra (Leviticus) begins with instructions to the Israelites on how to use the Tabernacle, which they had just built (Leviticus 1–10). • Bamidbar (Numbers) takes two censuses where the number of Israelites are counted (Numbers 1–3, 26), and has many laws mixed among the narratives. • Devarim (Deuteronomy) consists primarily of a series of speeches by Moses on the plains of Moab opposite Jericho exhorting Israel to obey God and further instruction on His Laws.
  • The Talmud (Hebrew: ‫וד‬ּ‫למ‬ְ‫ת‬ַּ  talmūd "instruction, learning", from a root lmd "teach, study") is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism, considered second to the Torah. The Talmud has two components: the Mishnah (Hebrew: ‫,משנה‬ c. 200 CE), the first written compendium of Judaism's Oral Law, and the Gemara (c. 500 CE) Talmud
  • Talmud: “Noah had told his sons and daughters-in-law that they were not to have sexual relations during the period of the flood but that Ham and his wife had had sexual intercourse.”
  • Talmud: “Noah had told his sons and daughters-in-law that they were not to have sexual relations during the period of the flood but that Ham and his wife had had sexual intercourse.” Comment by William Haines Suddenly I understood why Ham had felt ashamed when he saw Noah lying naked in the tent. I had always felt it odd that Ham should have been judged for feeling that way and had never found the explanation in the Divine Principle book completely convincing. One’s feeling are generally quite spontaneous and uncontrollable. Who can stop themselves blushing?
  • The Hebrew term Midrash (Hebrew: ‫;מדרש‬ "story" from "to investigate" or "study") also "Interpretation" or "Exposition" for preaching of biblical interpretation. Midrash fills in many gaps left in the biblical narrative regarding events and personalities that are only hinted at. "to provide scriptural pretexts to justify oral tradition". Midrash
  • TORAH-The Law first five books of the Old Testament. Talmud - “Oral Torah" Midrash - "Interpretation" Mishnah Gamarah
  • • Abramic roots (Abraham – Isak – Ishmael – Jakob) 1965: Question: Was there a physical lineage in the Second Advent? Answer: Miss Kim: He hints that there is some link between the Jewish people and the Korean people, but he will not say more. We have many customs and traditions which are very like Jewish customs. There is a saying that Korea is the Israel of the East. External link: http://www.ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/890.pdf" one main revealer Moses LSA Lord of Second Advent revealed Divine Principle Similarities
  • • Eliah has not come so no Messiah yet. • personal salvation 10 Commandments • Waiting for the Messiah • revelation completed = Torah Differences • Belief in Jesus as the Messiah Elijah came through John the Baptist according to Jesus • Family salvation • Two Saviours – True Parents • Salvation both physical & spiritual • children born without orig. sin • Continued revelation = Divine Princ, Biography, CheonSyeongGeong, 1000 Volumes … Judaism DP
  • Artist Benny Andersson
  • Abraham Isaac Jacob Moses
  • Messiah, meaning "the anointed one," originally referred any individual consecrated with sacred oil such as the king of Israel and the high priest. But it was also applied to any person for whom God had a special purpose - Cyrus of Persia, for example (Isa. 45:1). The Biblical prophets clearly envision a messianic age come but not until the appearance of apocalyptic literature can one find the idea that the Messiah will be a supernatural redeemer sent by God to free Israel from bondage. Jewish Messiah Dr Young Oon Kim
  • There are therefore two distinct doctrines: • that of a personal Messiah and • that of a Messianic age. On the one hand, the prophets looked to the end of this age after which the people of Israel in their own land (and the world at large) will enjoy political freedom, moral perfection and earthly bliss. On the other hand there was also hope for a strong human redeemer who by his power and spirit would bring complete political and spiritual redemption to Israel as well as material blessings and religious enlightenment to all mankind. Jewish Messiah
  • The Jew as opposed to the orthodox Christian is right to insist on the humanity of the Messiah, according to Divine Principle. The Messiah is not to be confused with the notion of a supernatural figure, a co-eternal Son of God, an angel visitant or a god in human flesh. /DP Jewish Messiah
  • Jewish Mysticism Kabbalah
  • Jewish Kabbalah: 3, 7, 10, 12, 22
  • Kabbalah (Hebrew: ‫ל ה‬ָ‫, ה‬‫ב‬ָ‫, ה‬ּ‫הָל‬ ‫ק‬ַ , Qabbalah lit. "receiving"; Qabala) is a discipline and school of thought concerned with the mystical aspect of Rabbinic Judaism. It is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an eternal and mysterious Creator and the mortal and finite universe (His creation) /Wiki. Jewish Mysticism Kabbalah
  • 199. The soul of the female comes from the Female, and the soul of the male comes from the Male. This is the reason why the Serpent followed Eve. He said, "Her soul comes from the north, and I will therefore quickly seduce her. And how did he seduce her? He had intercourse with her. Jewish Mysticism Kabbalah
  • He then went to the woman and said to her (Genesis 3:1), "Did God also say, from all the trees of the garden [you shall not eat]?" [He said, "I know that He did not forbid all the trees,] but I will seek more - I will add in order that she should subtract.“ She replied, "He did not stop us from anything besides (Genesis 3:2), "the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden. God said, 'Do not eat from it and do not touch it, lest you die."‘ Jewish Mysticism Kabbalah
  • She had added two things. She said, "from the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden," while [God] had only said (Genesis 2:17), "from the Tree of Knowledge." She also said, "do not touch it lest you die,"; [while God had only spoken of eating it]. He then said to the woman, "See, I touched the tree and I did not die. You can also touch it and not die.“ Jewish Mysticism Kabbalah
  • The woman went and touched the tree. She saw the Angel of Death approaching her and said, "Woe is to me. Now I will die and the Blessed Holy One will make another woman and give her to Adam. I will therefore cause him to eat with me. If we die, we will both die, and if we live, we will both live." She took the fruit of the tree and ate it, and she also gave some to her husband. Their eyes were opened and their teeth were set on edge. He said, "What is this that you have given me to eat? Just as my teeth were set on edge, so will the teeth of all [future] generations be set on edge.“ /Kabbalah Jewish Mysticism Kabbalah
  • Kabbalah in the Theology of Rev. Moon Yakov Leib March 30, 1999 Dear Chaverim, I recently read a passage by Rev. Sun Myung Moon about the birth of Cain and Abel that came leaping out at me from the page: it was, almost word-for-word, identical to an esoteric account of the two brothers found in the Zohar, the Hadith, and certain Gnostic Christian Gospels. This account is so extremely bizzare, if you will, so contrary to all exoteric interpretations of the Bible, that it's unlikely the Zohar, Gnostic Christianity, the Hadith and Rev. Moon all "simply had the same obvious idea."
  • Kabbalah in the Theology of Rev. Moon FOUR ESOTERIC ACCOUNTS OF CAIN AND ABEL 1. The Zohar Account: "For two beings had intercourse with Eve, and she conceived from both and bore two children. Each followed one of the male parents, and their spirits parted, one to this side and one to the other, and similarly their characters. On the side of Cain are all the haunts of the evil species from which come evil spirits and demons and necromancers. From the side of Abel comes a more merciful [Adam-like] class -- yet not wholly beneficial -- good wine mixed with bad. The right kind was not produced until Seth came, who is the first ancestor of all the generations of the righteous." (Bereshith 36b-37a)
  • Kabbalah in the Theology of Rev. Moon 2. The Gnostic Christian Account: "Then the [divine] authorities [i.e., Elohim]. . . sent seven [fallen] archangels to see what happened. They came to Adam. When they saw Eve speaking with him, they said to one another . . . 'let us seize her and let us cast our seed on her, so that . . .those whom she begets will serve us.' [Eve] conceived . . . and she bore the rest of the sons from the seven . . . angels." (On the Origins of the World, II:5)
  • Kabbalah in the Theology of Rev. Moon 3. The Islamic Account: Allah's Apostle said, "Tonight two (visitors) came to me (in my dream) and took me to a town built with gold bricks and silver bricks. There we met men who, half of their bodies, look like the most-handsome human beings you have ever seen, and the other half, the ugliest human beings you have ever seen. Those two visitors said to those men, 'Go and dip yourselves in that river. So they dipped themselves therein and then came to us, their ugliness having disappeared and they were in the most- handsome shape. The visitors said, 'The first is the Garden of Eden and that is your dwelling place.' Then they added, 'As for those people who were half ugly and half handsome, they were those who mixed good deeds and bad deeds, but Allah forgave them." (Sahih Bukhari Hadith: Volume 6, Book 60, Number 196)
  • Kabbalah in the Theology of Rev. Moon 4. The Rev. Moon Unificationism Account: "Lucifer dared to seduce Eve at the risk of his life . . . and [they] had sexual intercourse with each other. . . Eve joined with Adam after she had the illicit relationship with the archangel [Satan] . . . and [Satan's and Adam's] elements were then transmitted to their descendants . . . and mankind has multiplied sin to the present day, thus perpetuating the lineage of Satan." (Divine Principle I.2.2.2) Thus, we see virtually the same mixed-paternal parentage attributed to Cain and Abel in all four scriptural accounts.
  • Interestingly a modern sex symbol and superstar Madonna is Kabbalist. Coincidence or a spiritual inspired connection between sex and religion as in truth of Divine Principle Chapt 2. Britney Spears Madonna Michael Jackson
  • Wearing a thin red string (as a type of talisman) is a custom, popularly thought to be associated with Judaism's Kabbalah, to ward off misfortune brought about by an "evil eye" (‫הרע‬ ‫עין‬ in Hebrew).
  • Wearing a thin red string (as a type of talisman) is a custom, popularly thought to be associated with Judaism's Kabbalah, to ward off misfortune brought about by an "evil eye" (‫הרע‬ ‫עין‬ in Hebrew). In Yiddish the red string is called a roite bindele. The red string itself is usually made from thin red wool thread. It is worn, or tied, as a type ofbracelet or "band" on the left wrist of the wearer (the receiving side).
  • Genesis, chapter 38:27 - 29 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twins in her womb! - While she was in labor, one of them put out his hand, and the midwife tied a crimson thread on that hand, to signify: This one came out first. - But just then he drew back his hand, and out came his brother; and she said, "What a breach you have made for yourself!" So he was named Perez.- Afterward his brother came out, on whose hand was the crimson thread; and he was name Zerah.
  • Compare with having True Fathers photo As protection and bringing fortune. See CSG Book 2
  • Compare the Kabalah with UC symbol and 4-position foundation4 Heaven Earth 12 human Characters 4 Great Realms of Heart
  • The Four Great Loves God M F M FSon’s Love Brother’s Love Husband’s Love 1. Filial Love 2. SiblingsLove 3. Conjugal Love 4. Parent’s Love Father’s Love Daughter’s Love Sister’s Love Wife’s Love Mother’s Love True Man True Woman The most important aspect of development is heart and emotion Infant - emotion Child - intellect Youth - will Settlement point of the Four Great Loves
  • The Standard of the Blessing Peter Nordquist September 11, 1999 The standard that we have to establish regarding the blessing is an absolute and unchanging standard.
  • The Standard of the Blessing Peter Nordquist September 11, 1999 The standard that we have to establish regarding the blessing is an absolute and unchanging standard. Recently Father (according to T. Hendricks notes) talked about the Biblical name "Jehovah" as representing the Four Great Powers of God: Omnipotence – Omnipresence - All Abundant - All Sovereign.
  • The Standard of the Blessing Peter Nordquist September 11, 1999 The standard that we have to establish regarding the blessing is an absolute and unchanging standard. Recently Father (according to T. Hendricks notes) talked about the Biblical name "Jehovah" as representing the Four Great Powers of God: Omnipotence – Omnipresence - All Abundant - All Sovereign. In so speaking Father is drawing our attention to the Kabbalah which goes into tremendous detail regarding the name "Jehovah", which is spelled with 4 letters in Hebrew. It is known as the "Tetragrammaton" - the Most Holy Name of God - the proper pronunciation of which was lost at the destruction of the Second Temple.
  • Artist Benny Andersson
  • TF speaks on Abraham: God's sorrowful heart to achieve the ideal of creation is imbedded in all of the creation. You should understand that God's providence has been to resolve the ‘ problem. Since Adam, what did all the prophets and sages, from Noah, Abraham, Moses to Jesus testify to humans on the earth? It was only to convey God's grief to the ignorant people. /SMM 1957
  • TF speaks on Abraham: Many appear these days who claim to be Peter, James, John or Andrew. Furthermore, some claim to be Abraham or Noah. It is reversing the course. This is because neither Noah nor Abraham had an order of tribes like the twelve disciples of Jesus. /SMM 1959
  • TF speaks on Abraham: What kind of strategy is needed to fulfill this dispensation? God had to raise one person and sanctify him. Because people on this earth cannot establish a relationship with Heavenly Father as they are, He had to choose a people as He persevered through dispensational history. We know well the history of God's dispensation of the chosen people. God chose Noah, Abraham and Moses for this purpose. /SMM 1959
  • TF speaks on Abraham: God created the angels as servants who were to assist in the creation of the universe, and in His dispensation for it (Heb. 1:14). The angels conveyed to Abraham the important words of blessing from God (Gen. 18:10) /SMM DP73
  • TF speaks on Abraham: In the life of religious people, that which is more important than dreaming of eternity is how they can work with Heaven in everyday life to eradicate evil and become fighters for goodness. We must know that, more than anything else, this is a crucial matter. From this perspective, it was Adam and Eve's momentous failure that led eventually to the resentment and anguish of thousands of years.
  • When God blessed Abraham, saying, "I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore .... Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies," the blessing was also bestowed in one second, in the blink of an eye. When Abraham made an offering, he did not take some 10 years. It was done in a day. The time it took him to cut the offering and place it on the altar was less than an hour-but this single hour contained the root of everything concerning historical life and death, curse and blessing. If there was a mistake there, this root would have been destroyed. /SMM CTA
  • TF speaks on Moses: Moses brought the Israelites out of Egypt, the satanic world, with miracles and signs, led them across the Red Sea, and had them wander through the wilderness before entering the promised land of Canaan. This foreshadowed the course on which Jesus would one day lead Christians, the Second Israel. With miracles and signs, Jesus would bring Christians out of lives of sin and lead them safely across the troubled sea of evil. He would take them through a desert devoid of life-giving water before guiding them into the Garden of Eden of God’s promise.
  • TF speaks on Moses: Just as the national course to restore Canaan under the leadership of Moses was prolonged as three courses because of the Israelites faithlessness, the worldwide course to restore Canaan under the leadership of Jesus had to be undertaken three times because of the disbelief of John the Baptist and the Jewish people of that day. To avoid redundancy, a close comparison between Moses course and Jesus course will not be made here. Still, the parallels will become plain when one compares this section with the next. /SMM DP96
  • TF speaks on Moses: The Jewish people thought for 4,000 years that the laws given through Moses and the covenant bestowed on Jacob could enable them to realize their ideals and that they could replace the whole. God, however, began from the lowest level and had been gradually elevating them. The Jewish people did not realize that after passing through the Old Testament history of the formation stage, history was taking the Principled course of the creation of the universe, whereby it passed through the New Testament era of the growth stage and proceeded forward until the completion stage.
  • TF speaks on Moses: Consequently, the people of the time could not accept the words of life of Jesus. The people then could not recognize that they were new words higher than those of the Old Testament and that they could forge a link with higher, new values. /SMM 1957
  • TF speaks on Jesus: The words that Jesus spoke to the Jewish people then and all the things he manifested were not based on his own will. It was the will of Heaven. Jesus was acting on behalf of the will of God's dispensation. However, there arose a bitter conflict between Jesus and the people within the realm of the fall, who should have received the will of God through Jesus.
  • The Jewish people of the time did not realize that when the words of God appear before a people in this fallen world, they can revolutionize the people. If they appear before an individual, they can revolutionize the individual. If they appear amid the world, then they can revolutionize the world. Furthermore, they did not realize that the words can newly revolutionize heaven and earth. The Jewish people thought for 4,000 years that the laws given through Moses and the covenant bestowed on Jacob could enable them to realize their ideals and that they could replace the whole. /SMM 1957
  • Jesus had the same course. The Jewish people had waited for 2,000 years for the Messiah. If they had known him, they would have followed him. They would have come to him and become one with him. They longed for the Messiah and worked in accordance with the preparation for the Messiah. In other words, the Israeli people should have been severed from other people to stand in the same position as the Messiah.
  • They had to form a nation which could receive God's love, just as Jesus received God's love. After forming this one sovereign nation with Jesus, they would have sacrificed it for the entire world. During that time the Roman Empire was declining. If the Israeli nation and the Arab countries had become one, they could have defeated the Roman Empire. By subduing the Roman Empire, they could have established God's will. But the Jewish people didn't receive Jesus, so Jesus alone was determined to sacrifice himself for the nation and the world.
  • Jesus had to leave his family, live in a solitary way, and receive God's love. Finally he made himself a sacrifice for other people, just as the unfallen brother would have sacrificed himself for the salvation of the fallen Adam and Eve. All people were in the position of the fallen Adam and Eve. He died for them, he became the sacrifice. He did not curse those who killed him. He prayed and asked God to bless them.
  • Therefore, Jesus stood as a mediator between God and the fallen Adam and Eve. He died as an unfallen Adam of the world. And he practiced the formula for the salvation of the people of the entire world. Therefore, he became the exemplary Adam. Whoever followed him received salvation. /SMM 22Dec 1971
  • FAQ UNIFICATIONISM AND JUDAISM: "Judaism, Christianity and Unificationism are three brother religions in the Providence of God who must work together...." - Rev. Sun Myung Moon STATEMENT ON UNIFICATIONISM AND JUDAISM  - in a full page declaration in in The New York Times,  - Sept. 24, 1976:
  • On the occasion of these Hanukkah Days,  -the Festival of Light and commemoration of your victory  over the forces of darkness and evil we wish to clarify our  genuine convictions and express our honest and sincere  feelings toward you, Jewish brethren.  Towards this end and purpose we publish herewith and  bring to your attention the document signed on  August 10, 1976.  In the course of their history the people of Israel and  Korea have experienced suffering and persecutions  by neighbouring enemies and expanding imperialistic powers. 
  • As a son of the Korean people, living in this blessed by God land of America, I extend to you, Jewish Brethren,  my hand of friendship and wish to state the principles  which are guiding the activities of our Movement,  especially those regarding the problems and difficulties  confronting the Jews of the World and Israel at this crucial  juncture of our common human history.
  • 1. The Unification Movement categorically condemns      anti- Semitism, the most hideous, abject and cruel form      of hatred.      We regard the murder of six million Jews in Europe the       result of political short-sightedness and lack of moral       responsibility on the part of Germany's political and       religious leaders, and statesmen from among other      nations, in the period between the two world wars.     cont…  
  • 1. Ignoring the basic teachings of the Scriptures,      they acted too late to block Hitler's ascent to power,      they postponed the action for his downfall, and they      did nothing to rescue the victims who were the captives      of his satanic plans and designs.     Only a unified front of all Christian and Jewish forces,      inspired by the principles of the Divine Commandments      and guided by the concept of human brotherhood,      would have been able to prevent the Holocaust, the      implementation of the "Final Solution," -- a Cain-inspired      action, carried out by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. 
  • 2. The Unification Movement recognizes the divine and      natural right of the Jewish people to physical survival      and preservation of its specific religious traditions,      the marks of its distinctive historical entity.      These fundamental human rights must be secured      everywhere, especially for Jews living in the lands of      the Diaspora. 
  • 3. The Unification Movement regards the Land of Israel     as a haven for the Holocaust survivors and sanctuary      for all those individual Jews who are trying to escape      physical persecution and religious, racial or national      oppression. The demand for free emigration—     the undeniable and inalienable right of every human      being--must become the stated policy of the United States      in her dealings with foreign countries, and particularly      in her relations with the Soviet Union. 
  • 4.  The Unification Movement, in its efforts to resolve       conflicts among nations and harmonize antagonistic       social, economic and political interests, will work       toward the creation of political conditions necessary      for an acceptable accommodation between the Arabs      and Jews, and to achieve a genuine and lasting peace      in the Middle East, one of the most important corners      of the world.
  • 5. The Unification Movement believes that religious      and free people throughout the world must cooperate      in building a spiritual and organizational unity among      nations which will be capable to contain Soviet      imperialism, which continues to inflict hardship and      suffering upon its own people and is spreading the      poison of hatred and dissension among nations of      the world, with the ultimate purpose of political global      subjugation and enslavement. 
  • 6. The Unification Movement is grateful to God, to His      true and righteous prophets and saints of our common      spiritual tradition who prepared the foundations on      which we stand and organize our struggle.      We consider ourselves to be the younger brother of      our Jewish and Christian brethren, all of whom are      children of our Heavenly Father. We regard it as our      duty to respect and serve the elder sons of our Father,      and it is our mission to serve Judaism and Christianity      by promoting Love and Unity among all the children      of God. 
  • 7. The Unification Movement teaches the Principle and      strives toward the establishment of a Unified World      Family of Nations guided by the concepts of Unity      and Brotherhood expressed in the divine command-     ments, the foundations of our common spiritual heritage.      It is our conviction that we must unite in order to attain      this divine and sublime historical objective.  Reverend Sun Myung Moon Belvedere, Tarrytown, New York December 1976 Hanukkah, Kislev 5737
  • On September 18, 1976, at the God Bless America  Festival at the Washington Monument, in the presence  of an estimated 300,000 people,  Reverend Moon stated: "[Judaism, Christianity and  the Unification Movement] are three brothers in the  Providence of God.  Then, Israel, the United States and Korea, the nations  where these three religions are based must also be brothers…. Therefore, these three brother nations must join hands in a  unified effort to restore the United Nations to its original  purpose.“                                                 end
  • The Jewish-Palestine conflict in light of DP: As discussed in the Principle, Ishmael, the elder of  Abraham's two sons, could not receive God's blessing  when Abrahams position a father of faith was passed  to Isaac, the second son.  Abraham ha made a mistake in the sacrifice of birds and  animals but through his determination to restore that  mistake he offered his son as sacrifice.
  • In the original dispensation, Abraham was to lay a  foundation of faith after which Ishmael and Isaac would  lay a foundation of substance.  God's blessing would then have been given to Isaac  and Ishmael.   Because Ishmael was not responsible for losing his  Providential position in Abraham's family, and the  blessing that came with it, God's promise to bless  him became a commitment to be fulfilled in time. 
  • Ishmael, like Jakob, became the father of the twelve  sons who became the patriarchs of 12 tribes.  These 12 tribes, cousins to the 12 tribes of Israel,  were progenitors of the Arabs.  The Ishmaelites inherited the burden of a blessing denied,  which created a historical base for resentment towards  the Israelites.   
  • OPINION: Judaism’s Sexual Revolution:  Why Judaism (and then Christianity)  rejected Homosexuality  Introduction: When Judaism demanded that  all sexual activity be channelled into marriage,  it changed the world. 
  • OPINION: Judaism’s Sexual Revolution:  Why Judaism (and then Christianity)  rejected Homosexuality  The Torah’s prohibition of non-marital sex  quite simply made the creation of Western  civilization possible.  The subsequent dominance of the Western  world can largely be attributed to the sexual  revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried  forward by Christianity.
  • References: Main Source: Divine Principle: www.unification.net/dp96 Speeches by Sun Myung Moon: www.tparents.org/Lib-Moon-Talk.htm World Religions Vol. 1  by Prof. Young Oon Kim, Korea 1976 Wikipedia, about the Torah
  • The Original Beauty remain of Earth!        End
  • Remember the beauty in Gods nature is there  to inspire the Holy inside all of us! Have a great Blessed week..