If You Want to Rule Others, First Be Ruled By Them

Strengthening Families and Communities Forum:
#118-Jamal Johnson-He Who Controls the Narrative Controls Society

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Godism teaches how loving human beings can walk a path that confers on them the privilege to ascend to a position even higher than the Creator. Godism is the ideology of true love. It cannot be achieved without first finding the way to sacrifice and invest our fallen lives. This is the reason the Bible taught the paradoxical logic that those who seek to die will live and those who seek to live will die. (268-162, 1995.3.31)

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We call our Unification Church members “family members.” Members should have the connections of brothers and sisters and be born under the same parents’ heart. Only then can we become a member. We should have the relationship of brothers under the same parents. We should directly inherit the way of life, habits, and traditions of the parents. Then, we should create a family that God can be pleased with. Only then can we become members. (155-211, 1965.10.30)


Government for the People

1. Servant Leadership

Teachings of True Father Sun Myung Moon

If you want to rule others, first be ruled by them. (Way of God’s Will 1.3)

Leaders are people who let others use them, yet they do not perish. Come, let yourself be used by all the people of the world for the sake of God. Then they will come under your influence. (Way of God’s Will 1.3)

The leader who commands his followers when they are not willing to obey will perish. (Way of God’s Will 1.3)

If you want to become someone of high status, you should be able to take good care of the people under you. (34:250, September 13, 1970) Continue reading “If You Want to Rule Others, First Be Ruled By Them”

Fornication, Impurity and Covetousness Must Not be Named Among You

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Jesus became a servant of servants in front of God, and then he was crucified and died. A person is said to be righteous when he dies for his country in the wretched position of a servant of servants. A person who dies for his country is a patriot. If a person humbles himself as a servant of servants and is grateful to serve his parents, then that person receives the title of being a filial child. This is the highest point of morality in the human world, the core point. It is essential that you understand that this is the core point. In this we can realize that, rather than living a public life for God, becoming a servant is the way to become a more righteous man. Rather than being a servant for your country, becoming a servant in a worse position than an ordinary servant is the way to become a more patriot. Rather than living for your parents, sacrificing yourself in the position of a servant is the way to become a filial child. (88-294, 1976.10.3)

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What is the error in the philosophy of Christian churches today? It is in calling God the Judge of righteousness. If you take on the role of a judge for five years, you will start to become bent over. Why? Because you cannot stand upright. Christians did not know this. They have just revered God as the God of might and the omnipotent God. They believed they could do anything if they became one with Him. This is where they got the theory that justifies the killing of people. Since western culture today is based on Christianity, it has cultivated the philosophy of force, so Western Civilization is connected to bloody conflicts. (208-248, 1990.11.20)

Separation from the World

2. Denial of Worldly Comforts and Pleasures

Come behold this world, which is like unto an ornamented royal chariot, wherein fools flounder, but for the wise there is no attachment.
    Dhammapada 171 (Buddhism)

Pleasure lies in gold, silver, women, and delectable objects;
Pleasure lies in mounts, soft beds, mansions,
and attractions of the palate.
With all such pleasures, how may the Name
find place in the mind?
Adi Granth, Sri Raga, M.1, p. 25 (Sikhism) Continue reading “Fornication, Impurity and Covetousness Must Not be Named Among You”