We say that the righteous are justified by attendance, that we are saved through attendance. But to attend God you need to know Him. It is not a problem to attend Him once you understand the teachings of the Unification Church. Once you truly understand them, you will know God and find it natural to attend Him.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 1, Verse 3
You should make me feel that I am powerless without you, because only when you expand the scope of your activities can I broaden the stage of my activities. Therefore, you should understand that you determine the circumstances that surround me, and you should have a heart to create an expansive environment for me in all spheres of life.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 1, Verse 7
Why do you think I meet people and listen to them twenty-four hours a day? It is for God. Therefore, you too must meet people and listen to them, on God’s behalf. You must feel their difficulties for His sake.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 2, Verse 4
If we cultivate our spirituality centering on the power of the Spirit of god within us, we will gain the ability as divine spirits to perceive things spiritually… If you can actually feel that, and stand in the position where you have this kind of intuition and communication in your sphere of life, it means you are a person who experiences the Spirit.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 2, Verse 11
The saying, “Sincerity moves Heaven,” refers to what happens when your sincerity transcends all limits and you put your life on the line in offering devotion for the other. God cannot ignore those who offer devotion at the risk of their lives, putting their life on the line.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 2, Verse 17
TRADITIONS TO FOLLOW
Carry my picture at all times. It will protect you and empower you to withstand any hardship… When you carry my picture with you, the spirit world will watch over you and protect you.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 2, Verse 6
When you come early for church service, the extra time is an offering to God. Its value is beyond compare and cannot be purchased even with ten thousand pieces of gold. Therefore if you come late to the service, it is as if you are stealing that time from God.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 2, Section 1, Verse 1
Why then do you go to church? It should be because of God. You should go to church to make God your own and to find God’s love and make it your own.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 2, Verse 2
When you go to church to worship God, you need to wear holy robes. I am not talking about outward clothes, but about the holy robes of the heart. If your heart overflows from within when you hear the sermon and sing the hymns, Heaven will work through you.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 2, Verse 3
We must set the tradition in our families of offering bows in the morning to greet God and True parents. Offering three bows signifies that we go to meet True parents, who then bring us to meet God.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 2, Verse 25
The objective of the Family Pledge is to create the backbone of the family. What are we trying to do through the Family Pledge? We are trying to attend the Heavenly Parent, who is like the backbone of the family. If we find His true love and love Him, God will come and visit our family.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 2, Verse 33
A tithe means that by offering one-tenth of your material possessions to God, you make a condition equal to having offered all you have… The person who tithes will never perish. As the days go by, his storeroom will be filled with abundant material blessings.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 2, Section 2, Verse 3
God does not need money. Money is needed only as an object for making conditions so that fallen human beings can form a relationship with Him… So instead of thinking that you are making a donation for God, think that you are donating for your nation or for the world. You are offering donations to fulfill the purpose of saving others.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 2, Section 2, Verse 7
If you do not have the courage to embrace people of all different colors and live with them as family, you will not be able to attend God in the future ideal world, the kingdom of heaven. That is why in the Unification Church there is interracial marriage among members of different skin colors.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 1, Section 1, Verse 6
My words will connect you with me. The more deeply you understand them, the higher the level you will reach in offering your devotions and the more heart of God’s love can dwell within you. That is why I am asking you to do hoondokhae everyday.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 2, Section 3, Verse 2
Hoondokhae is the eternal business of sharing God’s words.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 2, Section 3, Verse 6
The Chinese character hoon consists of two characters joined together: “words” and “stream”. The stream is water. Water flows. Water lives only when it flows. As the character hoon symbolizes the Word as water, the words need to constantly flow in order to remain alive. When water is still it stagnates. As water flows from higher to lower ground, the words need to be passed along over and over… The character dok combines the characters for “words” and “sell”. Accordingly you should give or “sell” the words as if you were a salesperson.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 2, Section 3, Verse 7
Hoondokhae should be the ultimate form of education. You must read the content again and again. Mark the words by numbering them as you read, so the next time around you can read important parts that previously took you one hour in just thirty minutes… The books I leave behind are your teacher. I am telling you to study them, not just read them.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 2, Section 3, Verse 11
From now on, whenever you do hoondokhae, do it in a group and share the reading aloud among multiple readers. One person should read one section and then designate another person to read the next section by calling out his or her name. Establish the tradition of calling each person to read next by name. You can address important points or questions the group wants to raise.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 2, Section 3, Verse 15
The Holy Wine Ceremony is the ritual of infusing God’s body into your body with new love.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 3, Section 1, Verse 11
The holy wine is made with ingredients that symbolize everything– the land, the sea and the sky. It contains three kinds of wine. It also contains elements symbolizing all things of creation. Drinking the wine signifies being born anew spiritually and physically.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 3, Section 1, Verse 17
In the Unification Church, a funeral is called the Seunghwa Ceremony. It means to ascend nobly to heaven.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 3, Section 2, Verse 1
When you purchase things you should sanctify them with holy salt, and when you return home you should purify yourself with holy salt at the door.
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 4, Section 2, Verse 15
The time is coming when we will be able to joyfully report everything to the Father, as His partners…. We must now conclude with “I report all these things in the name of so-and-so, a blessed central family.”
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 4, Section 2, Verse 21
“Aju” means “my abode.” The ah in “aju” can be written with the Chinese character that means “me”… Now the second syllable, ju, can be written with either the Chinese character for “lord” or the character that means “reside.” Therefore “aju” refers to the final position one assumes after becoming an owner. “Aju” also means “moving in”; thus it means “Ah, I have now become an owner, and I need to move into my home!”
CSG, Book 11, Chapter 4, Section 2, Verse 25