37 Jesus did not let anyone go with him except Peter and the two brothers, James and John. 38 They went home with Jairus and saw the people crying and making a lot of noise. 39 Then Jesus went inside and said to them, “Why are you crying and carrying on like this? The child isn’t dead. She is just asleep.” 40 But the people laughed at him.
Richard: Children are not being affected by SARS CoV2 virus. That tells us something. Just like measles (before the vaccine craze), children got measles and were immune for life. This immunity is passed on to the baby and is in effect for the first months of life.
The Lord was like an enemy!
He left Israel in ruins
with its palaces
and fortresses destroyed,
and with everyone in Judah
moaning and weeping.
6 He shattered his temple
like a hut in a garden;[d]
he completely wiped out
his meeting place,
and did away with festivals
in the city of Zion.
In his fierce anger he rejected
our king and priests.
World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon
God and Creation
Knowledge of God
HOW CAN HUMAN BEINGS RECOGNIZE the the existence of the absolute being? Philosophers have ever pondered this question; some offering proofs while others are skeptical that any such knowledge can be had.
although such discussion is beyond the scope of this anthology, certain arguments are put forth in scripture.
God has left evidence of his existence and provided ways for people to know him, if they only look.
The first of these is evidence of God’s handiwork in the creation. numerous scientists testify that the more
They studied nature, the more certain they were of a Designer. inventor Thomas Edison remarked, “the universe is permeated by intelligence. I tell you, no person can be brought into close contact with the mysteries of na-
ture or make a study of chemistry without being convinced that behind all, there is a supreme intelligence.”
The second path to God is the doorway of contemplation, that innermost self which senses God’s reality. The apprehension of God is mystical, not intellectual. Blaise Pascal said, “it is the heart which perceives God,
and not the reason.” Father Moon teaches that God is most essentially our parent; hence we should experience him with the same immediacy that we know our own parents. the third type of evidence is supernatural. Few
of us have access to this source, but we regard those who have such experiences as trustworthy guides. they are the founders of religion and people who have journeyed into the spiritual realms.
- Traces of God in the Creation
For what can be known about God is plain to
[all], because God has showed it to them. Ever
since the creation of the world his invisible
nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has
been clearly perceived in the things that have
been made. So they are without excuse.
We shall show then Our signs on the horizons
and within themselves until it becomes clear to
them that it is the Truth.
And of His signs is that He created you from the
dust; now behold you are human beings, rang-
And of His signs is that He created for you,
of yourselves, spouses that you might find repose in them, and He has planted love and kindness
in your hearts. Surely there are signs in this for
people who reflect.
And of His signs is the creation of the
heavens and the earth and the variety of your
tongues and hues, surely there are signs in this
for people who have knowledge.
And of His signs is your slumber by night
and day, and your seeking of His bounty. Surely
there are signs in this for people who hear.
The lightning which He shows you for fear
and hope is yet another of His signs; He sends
down water from the sky, thereby reviving the
earth after it is dead. Surely in this there are
signs for people who understand.
And of His signs is that space and the earth
stand firm by His command; then when He calls
you, suddenly, from the earth you shall emerge.
For each and every form he is the Model;
it is his form that is to be seen everywhere;
Indra moves multiform by his creative charm;
the bay steeds yoked to his car are a thousand.
Rig Veda 6.47.18 (Hinduism)
Too many people have a microscopic idea of the
Creator. If they would only study his wonder-
ful works as shown in nature herself and the
natural laws of the universe, they would have
a much broader idea of the great Engineer.
Indeed, I can almost prove [God’s] existence
by chemistry. One thing is certain: the universe
is permeated by Intelligence. I tell you, no per-
son can be brought into close contact with the
mysteries of nature or make a study of chemistry
without being convinced that behind all, there
is a supreme Intelligence.
So also did We show Abraham the power and
the laws of the heavens and the earth, that he
might have certitude. When the night cov-
ered him over, he saw a star; he said, “This is
my Lord.” But when it set, he said, “I love not
those that set.” When he saw the moon rising in
splendor, he said, “This is my Lord,” but when
the moon set, he said, “Unless my Lord guide
me, I shall surely be among those who go astray.”
When he saw the sun rising in splendor, he said,
“This is my Lord; this is the greatest of all,” but
when the sun set, he said, “O my people! I am
indeed free from your [error] of ascribing part-
ners to God. For me, I have set my face firmly
and truly towards Him who created the heavens
and the earth, and never shall I ascribe partners
All things are made to bear record of Me, both
things which are temporal and things which are
spiritual; things which are in the heavens above,
and things which are on the earth, and things
which are in the earth, and things which are
under the earth, both above and beneath: all
things bear record of Me.
Pearl of Great Price, Moses 6.63
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
neither is their voice heard;
Yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world. 3