Do you have enough faith to talk about religion?

If you had God’s Truth what would you do?  First of all, we are not always one hundred percent confident that we have the truth. This may be where faith comes in.  Faith also wanes depending on events that occur in our lives. These events may support and increase our faith, or sometimes do the opposite.  But would your faith in this truth, allow you to talk to your neighbors, friends, co-workers or family about God’s truth? Would you be hesitant to go forth?  The following is from our most sacred book.

From tomorrow on, the Parent will go forth a step ahead of you

and give a return for every matter. 14-64

Today, you must explain my talks to others

in detail step by step. The time has at last come. 14-65

There will be no understanding about anything

unless you tell them. Tell them everything all in detail. 14-66

Perhaps you do not know what this talk is about.

Tell them all about the workings of the Parent. 14-67

Perhaps you do not know what my workings are.

I shall make all minds in the world be revealed. 14-68

To explain how they are to be revealed,

each of you will speak it by your own mouth. 14-69

Verse 14-64 states that God will begin to sweep away the evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our hearts (guidance).

Verse 14-65 to 14-67 states that we must tell people about God’s guidance. If they do not understand, they will not understand or recognize the guidance when it occurs.

Verse 14-68 confirms that God sees how we are using our minds (greed, arrogance, self love, or good), and guides us by placing illness, disease, or health on our bodies dependent on how we are using our minds today.

Verse 14-69 reinforces the importance of spreading God’s truth to the world, especially in person.

Sometimes faith would allow you to accomplish things that are not possible. It also allow you to do things which you normally would be afraid to do, like telling people about your religious beliefs. But caution should be advised in the direction faith may lead to. Blind faith, or faith without relevance to the world may lead you in circles.  True faith energizes you, because one sees the goodness and joy in the truth.  We want to share this joy with others. It is this truth of God’s guidance that we must spread to the world.

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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