April 11, 2010, CHEON BUK GUNG, Seoul, Korea
Today I want to speak about the Eternal Life.
Before we start the service let’s look at some of the World Scriptures.
We look at Christianity, this is 2 Corinthian 5: 10; let’s read that together: ‘For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ so that each one may receive good and evil according to what he has done in the body’. Aju.
This is Islam, from the Koran, Sura 27:65; let’s read that together: ‘No one in heaven or on the earth knows the Unseen save God; and they know not when they will be raised. Does [human] knowledge extend to the Hereafter? No, for they are in doubt concerning it. No, for they cannot see it.’ Aju.
This is Confucianism, from the I Ching, The Book of Changes 54; let’s take a look at this together: ‘The superior man understands the transitory in the light of the eternity of the end.’ Aju.
True Parents’ Words, this is from the Collection of Speeches 140, page 121; let’s read together: ‘We know thus the existence of the spiritual world. We know that this earthly life is short, while the world after death is eternal. Therefore we live our earthly life as a time to prepare ourselves for the eternal world. Aju.
Today’s Main Scripture will focus on Luke 12. Let’s begin with verses 1-3. Let’s read them all together: Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Aju.