Faith Without Works Is Dead

VisionRoot Success Formula Workshops:  Peaceful Families; Peaceful World 
Peace Kingdom Center, Harpers Ferry WV and Online
March 18th to March 20th, 2022
In-person: Registration Deadline March 15th.
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Listen to the Richard Urban Show #103:  Peaceful Families Make a Peaceful World; Join the Workshop on March 18th to March 20, 2022
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The families of Joseph and Zechariah should have united to lay the foundation for Jesus to stand on as the tribal messiah. If they had done so, the nation was to be restored through indemnity; but this did not happen. The Unification Church is currently laying the peoplelevel foundation to restore the nation. We stand on the basis of having passed through the tribal age. You are serving the True Parents and are called their children. You can now be their children – not their legitimate children (in the traditional and legal sense), but also not adopted children (for adopted children have no blood relationship with the parent). You now stand in the position of the child by a concubine. If this position were not established there would be no way for us to save this world. We have crossed over the tribal realm and are heading towards the realm of one people. It was within that realm that you were blessed. (141-209, 1986.2.22)

Richard: In biblical history, a concubine is a woman who lives with a man as a second wife, but without the status of a wife. The point in this passage is that we need to change our lineage to God’s lineage. Physically, that would be done by actually being the physical children of the True Parents (Christ and his bride). That, however, is impossible. Rather, the wife in a Blessed marriage is in a position to relate to Christ, the True Parent, as a spouse. But, of course, she is not the physical spouse of Christ. Thus, this is like the position of a concubine. This is why the church is referred to as a bride to Jesus. It is to prepare us to understand the concept of rebirth to a true father and true mother.

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All of you must carry out the mission of a second creator who can disseminate the words of God. In other words, you must become the propagators of the Word, of life, and of its substance. Only when you accomplish this, and become one in love, can you attend God eternally. Such is the standard of the third Israel. Only in this manner can you sow the Word, the substance, and the life. You must become the substantial embodiments of the Word and the life, representing the heart of six thousand years of biblical history. You must know how to attend God, how to understand and feel the Word, and how to fulfill your mission of recreating the second Israel. You must constantly bear in mind that only by doing so can you become the sons and daughters who completely understand the internal heart of God. Only when you become the true children of God can you live in eternal glory centering on God’s love. (3-331, 1958.2.2)


3. To Trust in God and Live by Faith in Him

Put your trust on the Exalted in Might, the Merciful—who sees you standing forth in prayer, and your movements among those who prostrate themselves. For it is He who hears and sees all things.
    Qur’an 26.218-20

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge Him
and he will make straight your paths.
    Proverbs 3.5-6

The righteous shall live by being faithful. Habakkuk 2.4

Rabbi Simlai said, “Six hundred and thirteen commandments were given to Moses, 365 negative commandments, answering to the number of the days of the year, and 248 positive commandments, answering to the number of a man’s members. Then David came and reduced them to eleven [Psalm 15]. Then came Isaiah, and reduced them to six [Isaiah 63.15]. Then came Micah, and reduced them to three [Micah 6.8]. Then Isaiah came again, and reduced them to two, as it is said, ‘Keep ye judgment and do righteousness.’ Then came Amos, and reduced them to one, as it is said, ‘Seek me and live.’ Or one may say, then came Habakkuk [2.4], and reduced them to one, as it is said, ‘The righteous shall live by his faith.’”
    Talmud, Makkot 23b-24a (Judaism)

Not every one who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
    Matthew 7.21

What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. James 2.14-17

I I do as I talk
and live up to my words in deed;
take a balance and weights in your hands
O my Lord!
If my words and deeds
should differ slightly
by even a barley grain,
you kick me and go,
O Lord Kudala Sangama!
    Basavanna, Vacana 440 (Hinduism)

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