Whetstone & Oil

Dedication. Sincerity. Compassion.

God’s word is in fact, the first building block of knowledge. Ancient quests for eternal life and spiritual enlightenment have all taken form of religion. In each religion is a warrior’s code. The Holy Bible provides every necessary tool for us to keep our minds sharp and our faith rustless.

God’s word is the sword that we only hope to carry in its beautiful fullness. It takes years and hundreds of hours of devotion to study. Everyday, children must awaken with their parents and have a chance to deeply and chronologically, in their own lives, relate with the word of God. Parents, especially mothers, have this divine duty to educate their children without frustration but with a love of learning, dedication, sincerity, and compassion. Our souls must be strong enough to handle the fire of God’s word day in and day out. Even if our husbands are gone on business for days or months at a time.

It is not difficult for a child to sit for one hour a day to hear his mother read God’s holy word. No, in fact, every child gains something from Hoon Dok Hae: Daily Scripture Reading gives form and distinction to their life character. Children are capable of watching TV for three-hours straight before they get restless. It is the sincere, compassionate, dutiful, and dedicated mother who will unfailingly wear her robes as a providential teacher to create the daily perfect environment for her children to attribute their time—one hour a day—to the greeting and spoken substance of God’s word. Mothers should never gossip but only speak in truth.

In the tradition of the Messiah’s 5AM Hoon Dok Hae readings, soon, children begin to develop strength in God’s faith. We shall not neglect the Princes and Princesses of Heavenly Father here on this earth even if fallen parents have done worse to us. Everyday, our swords are whet upon the whetstone and oiled before sheathing to prevent decay and rust. So too, our minds must be sharpened against God’s word. His absolute love, life and lineage covers our spirits in oil. Daily scripture readings provide health in both exercise and nutrition to our souls so that our own faith in God may never rust.

-Somiya

DPconversations Podcast

Absolute love | Absolute faith | Absolute obedience

Rev. Sun Myung Moon always used to refer to these three terms to describe our relationship with God. It was an honor for me to attend True Father Sun Myung Moon during morning Hoon Dok Hae meetings, which, I discuss in my podcast.

For the longest time, I had wanted to start a DPconversations podcast as I had felt awkward reading long portions of text to you, my audience, on YouTube videos.

So this short article allows for a new series of articles “DPconversations Podcast” accompanied with recorded and downloadable readings from the Cheon Seong Gyeong of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s canonized texts. When you listen to the audio, I hope you enjoy my ramblings and thoughts on the text, similar to the way it was shared with me by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon himself!

-Somiya Gabb

Marco Rubio’s Insistence!

“From the dawn of history until today, human beings have ceaselessly searched for the truth with which to overcome both types of ignorance and attain knowledge. Humanity through religion has followed the path of searching for internal truth, and through science has followed the path of seeking external truth. Religion and science, each in their own spheres, have been the methods of searching for truth in order to conquer ignorance and attain knowledge. Eventually, the way of religion and the way of science should be integrated and their problems resolved in one united undertaking; the two aspects of truth, internal and external, should develop in full consonance. Only then, completely liberated from ignorance and living solely in goodness in accord with the desires of the original mind, will we enjoy eternal happiness.” (Divine Principle, p.3, para 1)

 

Today we must look into the tolerance of discussion within American society. The earth’s population seems not to even be aware that their stupidity in harming themselves and diminishing each other is absolutely embarrassing in the face of history. Yes, even with technology and scientific development people are unable to enable themselves to create an ideal society centered on God. The ignorance of the whereabouts of our sweet souls and the knowledge of science are at a dreadful imbalance to effectuate an awful degree of illogical-scientific-conclusions made arbitrarily within political correctness.

 

In order to save science from departing the realm of logic we can no longer ignore our spiritual reality as the children of God. Jesus Christ enforced this idea when he recognized that people cannot just live by scientific allowance but indeed by every word of God.

“But Jesus answered him, saying, ‘It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’’” (Holy Bible, Luke 4:4)

Here, we can see that Jesus identifies the physical understanding of life by the bread that man needs to live. He also shows clearly that the words of God must also be lived by in order for man to live. Jesus’s every word and the Divine Principle synchronize in perfect logic and harmony. Jesus worked through miracles and the spiritual logic of faith that he made clear at his second coming, as promised. Sun Myung Moon is Jesus’s Second Coming and he also worked through miracles that were scientifically sound as much as they were religiously sound.

 

The search for the truth in politics is incomplete without the discussion of God. Marco Rubio does not recognize this crucial point in his speech, “Senators on Verge of Throwing Chairs at Each Other” but he does touch upon several crucial methods of searching for the truth. Firstly, he recognizes how crucial it is to be passionate to find solutions to problems as individuals and the Senate body. He discusses the stench of lunacy arising from idiots who immediately smear a politician at the very moment their views do not coincide. The eroding dignity of Statesmen is contributing to the degradation of the greatest country in the world, the United States of America, and he plainly objects to such behavior. Senator Rubio emphasizes, “We are becoming society incapable of having debates anymore.” He questions the issue of the elementary skill of adult men and women to hold debates and wonders where America will go if even the Senate can no longer keep their maturity. Indeed, his address to the basic quality of discussion in the legislature is punitary when the important and very necessary conversations never do take place!

 

Mr. Marco Rubio invites men and women to open the door to their true opinions and concerns but Jesus has already taken that measure and demands that people live by physical and internal truth. God has His arms wide open to welcome humanity back to the Kingdom of Heaven, here on Earth. There is so much work to do yet: Don’t get comfortable with where you are. Let’s go!

-SCGabb

14 April 2018

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Works Cited:

 

Divine Principle, Exposition of the. Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity: 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, 1996 (Introduction, p.3, para 1)

 

Holy Bible, The: New King James Version. Thomas Nelson: Republic of Korea, 1982 (Luke 4:4)

 

“Marco Rubio: Senators on Verge of Throwing Chairs at Each Other” The Liberty Daily, YouTube.com. 8 February 2017. <https://youtu.be/xRVxgxPC1F0> Retrieved 14 April, 2018

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My Confidence

“Considered from the viewpoint of the intellect, the human Fall represents humanity’s descent into ignorance. People are composed of two aspects: internal and external, or mind and body; likewise, the intellect consists of two aspects: internal and external. In the same way, there are two types of ignorance: internal ignorance and external ignorance.” (Divine Principle, p.2 para 5)

 

I have very little time on this earth. My body is already starting to show signs of getting older. My hair is turning white. I must keep sharing God’s word with you. In order for you to understand who I am, I have, indeed, written a little book. It is called “Living Stone.” It is available for sale on this web-page. Please feel free to buy it. DPconversations.com is filled to the brim with essays. These essays have a focus on God’s words for us…but this one essay will be about me. I feel I owe it to you.

 

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You may think that I will advertise about my book now to hook you into buying it, right? If you buy it I will be so honored. However, I want to show you my relationship with God. Let’s start with my brother Jesus’s words in the Holy Bible: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” Jesus felt the pain of Saul because Saul was acting as Jesus’s representative and yet disassociated himself from Christ. In other words, Saul betrayed Christ when he kicked against the goads. It was difficult for Saul in his conscience to go against Jesus Christ. This is, in a nutshell, the duplicity of any Christian man or woman when we relate with Christ, isn’t it? You think of how lovely it is that Christ gave it all for you but you do not understand your responsibility in that God given love called forgiveness to honor and cherish His principle of creation.

 

The Divine Principle must awaken you to guide your life with the reality and relationship of Jesus’s love for God. In loving Jesus, you begin to have a relationship with the living truth of God. How many people who read this article can say that they have spoken with God? How many people have heard God’s voice? Well, I am here to tell you that I am a witness of Jesus Christ in Sun Myung Moon.

 

-SCGabb

7 April 2018

 

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Works Cited:

 

Divine Principle, Exposition of the. Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity: 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, 1996 (Introduction, p.2 para 5)

 

Holy Bible, The: New King James Version. Thomas Nelson: Republic of Korea, 1982 (Acts 26:14)