People Make a Great Mistake when They Think all They Have to do Is “Just Believe”

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Eve’s fall was due to her failure to pursue absolute faith and absolute love. Thus, the principle of restoration through indemnity dictates single-hearted devotion of one mindset for the sake of God to restore absolute faith and absolute love based on conscience. Everything in the world goes against God, and so we need to cut ourselves off from and deny them absolutely. (275-30, 1995.10.30)

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As viewed from God’s original ideal of creation, the eldest son should come from God’s side and, of course, the second son should also come from God’s side. Due to the Fall, the position of the first son was taken by Satan, and the position of the second son went to God. This has to be made right. Thus, when we consider the story of Esau and Jacob in the Bible, Jacob united with his mother and received her help. He gave Esau the pottage of lentils and bread in exchange for the birthright of the firstborn son. Until today, we could not understand why Bible history is the way it is. With the appearance of the Unification Church, its meaning was clarified for the first time. (134-304, 1985.8.16)


  1. Belief—the Starting-point of Faith

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Faith is the path each person must walk in search of God. Faith should be nurtured through a direct vertical relationship between God and each individual. (Exposition of the Divine Principle, Preparation 1)

Why do we lead a life of faith? It is to invest a higher form of energy that transcends our individual selves. Its direction is toward the world of higher realm, not the fallen world in which we now live. That is why theories that deny God’s existence are groundless. (89:76, July 11, 1976)

The measure of the life of faith is not money or any glory in this world… The center of infinite value is God alone; therefore, we should make God the standard of our life of faith. We should not pay attention to anything besides God. (68:130-31, July 29, 1973)

The primary thing is to have a firm faith in the Center. Unless you have firm faith, all your willpower and zeal is of no use. Ask yourself, “What will happen to my faith if some calamity befalls me along the way?” What would be your answer? (27:114, November 30, 1969)

Why did Adam fall? He fell because he lacked faith. Faithlessness was the first cause of the Fall… Consequently, we must go the way of faith. Through our faith, we should reverse the effects of our ancestors’ fall due to their lack of faith. Then we can go upward. To go upward, even above the point where our ancestors fell, we must have absolute faith. (126:35, April 10, 1983)

To go the way of restoration you need the Messiah. Fulfilling the condition of faith, with its three aspects—the central figure, the object for the condition, and the period of indemnity—is like recovering from an illness. To be healed, you need a doctor, the prescribed remedy, and a period of time. The doctor tells you, “Take this medicine for three days” or “I have to give you this medical treatment each day for a week.” In the same way, a sin-sick person must keep faith in the Messiah, the Lord. He is your Physician. You must believe his word more than your own ideas. (63:183-84, October 14, 1972)

In our life of faith, the most critical issue is God, the object of our faith. At the same time, God, as the Subject of faith, has human beings as His objects. While we human beings place God as the object of our faith, God treats us as the objects of His faith. This intersection forms the gateway in which we stand. Therefore, we should uphold God’s essential teaching, sharing life and death with Him. And at the same time, we should uphold the value of people, sharing life and death with them. (59:237-38, July 23, 1972)

People make a great mistake when they think that all they have to do is “just believe” in God and Jesus in order to receive God’s overflowing blessings. They believe they can have everything they want, without doing anything in return. That attitude of faith is like that of a thief, who takes things without earning them.
    Why did Jesus undergo the way of suffering? He did it to save the world. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world…” God needed Jesus to undergo his difficult course in order to prepare an environment in which God could love the people of His nation, and through them to love the world. Shouldn’t we who believe in Jesus join with Jesus in taking responsibility for this? (124:296, March 1, 1983)

What does Heaven long for? Not for believers, but for those who practice and substantiate their faith in their daily life. (6:84, March 29, 1959)

You cannot go this path having an old-fashioned faith, just believing and expecting everything will be solved and accomplished by itself. We must go forward with the right attitude of faith— with determination to survive and neutralize the powers of death that may confront us. Passion, faith, endeavor and endurance—all these are necessary to receive the first level of inheritance from Heaven. (6:131, March 29, 1959)

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