The Richard Urban Show:
Cheon Seong Gyeong 2100
Those of you who have read the entire collection of my sermons, raise your hands. You dreadful bunch of people! How did you educate them, nation-al leader? I could not even say the deeper contents in those sermons. I cannot express them now, either. You must know how precious these words are and that the source of life is contained within them. It is not a source of spring water. It is not just any kind of water. And it is not river water. You should know that this source of life is flowing away. It is the Unificationists’ responsibility to find a way to have this eternal water of life by groping for a way to connect the water pipes to this source. But what have you done? Are all of those books something that you can just sell to an antique book shop? (181-268, 1988.10.3)
Richard: Rev. Moon speaks strongly here on the value of the Completed Testament scriptures that he has revealed. Yet many Unification Church members are OK that Mrs. Moon has adulterated the Holy Scriptures by rewriting and changing them and creating her own new theology. On the other hand, Hyung Jin Moon does not preach on the Holy Scriptures either, and has introduced the concept of the mostly Old Testament based Rod Of Iron Ministry.
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1087
When you visit a place, do you sprinkle holy salt before you sit down? If not, you should establish a condition in which you inwardly blow three times, “whew, whew, whew” before taking your seat. When you see a handsome man in the satanic world, rather than thinking, “I would like to live with this man,” you should be able to blow him away from you, even if he holds your hand. You should sprinkle holy salt, that is, inwardly blow three times, “whew, whew, whew.” You should sprinkle holy salt three times. (170-233, 1987.11.21)
Richard: We should live a sanctified life.
If God is our Divine Parent and we human beings are his children, then surely God must feel great sadness of heart over his children’s bondage, degradation and rebellion. thus, religious traditions that revere a personal, compassionate God recognize God to have an aspect of sorrow. in Christianity, Jesus’ passion has regularly represented the suffering of God, as the Father is one with his son. although the biblical witness to God’s grief is sometimes eclipsed by the Aristotelian conception that perfection requires that God be impassible, contemporary theologians are affirming that the creator also suffers. in Mahayana Buddhism, the compassion of Shakyamuni and the commiseration of the bodhisattvas for human suffering stems from the heart of the cosmic buddha who is the Father of all humanity.
For Father Moon, to know God means to experience God’s painful and grieving heart: broken at the Fall, sorrowful that his children continue to live in darkness, tortured by the power and arrogance of evil that holds his children in thrall, and agonized at the thorny path that his saints must walk as they strive to fulfill the providence and attain liberation. by attaining such knowledge, we can become compassionate ourselves, and persevering in the struggle to liberate humanity.
1. God’s Grief over the Human Fall and Humankind’s Sinful Condition
Leave your home in the sky and come to work in our homes,
Make our country to become clean like theoriginal home of Deng,
Come make our country as one: the country of Akwol
Is not as one, either by night or by day,
The child called Deng, his face has become sad,
The children of Akwol have bewildered their Chief’s mind. 30
Dinka Song (African Traditional Religions)