Editorial, Richard Urban Show and audio podcast: “When Did We Visit You While You Were Sick or in Jail?”
January 6th US Capitol False Flag Entrapment Operation Needs to be Investigated
13 Am I saying that something good caused my death? Certainly not! It was sin that killed me by using something good. Now we can see how terrible and evil sin really is. 14 We know that the Law is spiritual. But I am merely a human, and I have been sold as a slave to sin. 15 In fact, I don’t understand why I act the way I do. I don’t do what I know is right. I do the things I hate. 16 Although I don’t do what I know is right, I agree that the Law is good. 17 So I am not the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them.
18 I know that my selfish desires won’t let me do anything that is good. Even when I want to do right, I cannot. 19 Instead of doing what I know is right, I do wrong. 20 And so, if I don’t do what I know is right, I am no longer the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them.
Richard: Paul here is especially talking about sexual sin and adulterous sexual desire. This is especially seen in the context of Romans 7:1-6.
15 You should be faithful
to your wife,
just as you take water
from your own well.
16 And don’t be like a stream
from which just any woman
may take a drink.
17 Save yourself for your wife
and don’t have sex
with other women.
18 Be happy with the wife
when you were young.
19 She is beautiful and graceful,
just like a deer;
you should be attracted to her
and stay deeply in love.
Richard: Again, God speaks to the necessity of sexual purity before marriage and faithfulness in marriage.
Eschatology and Messianic Hope
The Last Judgement
People have viewed the prospect of Judgement Day with a mixture of hope and fear. It is a day of hope to the downtrodden, who will finally see vindication as the dominion of evil is overthrown and the guilty are punished. It is a day of fear to those who are painfully aware of their sins and in doubt about their salvation.
A last judgment of sorts comes upon every person individually at the time of death; this judgment was discussed in chapter 5. Yet there is also a collective judgment that falls upon the entire world at the end of Days. The divine promise of the Kingdom of God requires that evil be vanquished on earth once and for all.
While many believers interpret the Last Judgment as a supernatural event at the literal end of the world, Father Moon teaches that the Last Judgment is a real process that occurs at the change of the age, when the evil traditions of the past are put away and people everywhere take up the task of building the Kingdom of God on earth. as in Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the tares, although growth of goodness occurs unnoticed for a time amidst the fallen world, there will come the moment when the distinction between good and evil is clear as day. Then, as people recognize their sins and accept the judgment of God’s Word, they will be able to root out their sins and fallen nature and begin to embody the Word in daily life, gradually transforming their character to become people of heaven.
1. Everything Evil Is Exposed and Judgment is Passed
And the earth with its mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash,
Then, on that day, will the Event befall.
Heaven will split asunder, for that day it will be frail,
The angels will be on its sides, and eight will uphold the Throne of their Lord that day, above them.
On that day you will be exposed; not a secret of yours will be hidden.
Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say, “Take, read my book!
Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning.”
Then he will be in blissful state
In a high Garden whose clusters are in easy reach.
[They will say to him,] “Eat and drink at ease for that you sent on before you in past days.”
But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, “Oh, would that I had not been given my book
And knew not what my reckoning!
Oh, would that it had been death!
My wealth has not availed me,
My power has gone from me.”
“Take him and fetter him And then expose him to hellfire…”