by Richard Urban
I believe that we are now in a 40 day period of separation from Satan after the fraudulent installment of Joe Biden as US President. However, as we know, the entire Providence is for “me”, as True Father says
Why has God patiently made sacrifice after sacrifice, developing His providence to the worldwide level? For whom has God made these sacrifices? Not for America, nor for Christianity; God did it to save me. God sent the Jesus Christ and allowed him to die on the cross for me, for my salvation. God then raised up the Christian church, established it throughout the world, and prepared it for the Second Coming in these Last Days—all for me. (77:46, March 30, 1975)
We know that salvation begins from the family and then expands to the tribe, nation and world, not from the world level down to the family. As the world reflects on spiritual and physical wickedness in high places (see the Richard Urban Show #90-Was Antonin Scalia Murdered? New Evidence , as Unificationists we each need to reflect on our own situation.
According to True Father, the core activity of salvation is Home Church
When I tell you to go find your hometown, it means planting a new seed. Since you have become the seed of Adam and Eve, I am trying to put down a new root by planting new seeds through you. So when planting new seeds, you will need buckets of fertilizer. So you should go and receive insults. You should receive curses for the cause of goodness and endure much suffering. Try it for about three years. You won’t need three years; I see it being done in six months. When you were first sent out for witnessing, I sent you out to find 120 households and to build churches in towns other than your hometowns, right? And you haven’t been able to do it, have you? Then, I gave the direction to start Home Church, but you couldn’t fulfill that either, could you? This is it. (219-158, 1991.8.29) Cheon Seong Gyeong p. 2091
Yet, who is actually fulfilling Home Church. Additionally, second generation should be engaged in Home Church as well:
In the tong ban breakthrough activities, CARP must play a leading role. When our middle and high school students become future university students they should win the younger generation over to our side. (198-7, 1990.1.20)
At this time, we must seriously look at how CARP is moving? All of you are taking responsibility to work for the tong ban breakthrough activities and to educate people, right? This is a twofold strategy, since the university graduates have stepped forward as a unit of activity, they must be supported completely. Therefore, we need to establish a newspaper publishing company. We should hurry up. (181-156, 1988.9.5) Cheon Seong Gyeong p. 2067
This 40 day period of repentance, centering on the Eight Sacred Textbooks designated by True Father should lead to a 40 month condition of Home Church. To be clear, Home Church involves continuous visitation and ministry to at least 360 contiguous homes.
Stacey and I started a 40 month Home Church condition in July, 2014. We suspended that when we moved to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in 2016. Although we had not completed the condition, doing only 17 months of the condition we were not doing Home Church after our move. We only did occasional visits a few times to 135 homes.
Then, on July 20th, 2019, God got my attention. This was my Rheama in the Daily Inspiration:
Until now, each administrative authority in the Republic of Korea has never had the experience of carrying out its political or educational directives centered on tong and ban. It has never carried out education on a national level. It has been unable to advocate its ideology. It has only been able to gather together the city mayors or the county officials, and maybe one or two other people from the local neighborhoods. The main target for ideological education has not been the leaders of tong and ban. Therefore, there are no roots. It means that no roots were put down here. That’s the point; there are no roots. It’s just like a floating weed. (165-224, 1987.5.27)
Stacey and I determined, on the basis of that Word, to restart Home Church. Just eight days later I crashed my bicycle and was knocked out and sent to the hospital after hitting the pavement at 20 plus miles per hour face first. My helmet cracked and two ribs were fractured, and I don’t remember what happened except someone asking where I lived, until after I woke up in the hospital. By the grace of God I have made a full recovery.
On September 3, 2019, we began our Home Church work, originally by visiting just four homes every day four days a week, Saturday through Tuesday. Eventually, that expanded to eight and sometimes 12 homes. As revisits began, we developed a methodology that is working well to this day. We use a computer program which I developed to keep track of visits and to tell us when to revisit and generate lists. We can share this with those who need it.
In December, 2020 we started focusing more on sharing the Blessing of marriage. That is in process, and we have developed a methodology for that, too. We have shared the initial stage of the Blessing with some couples whom we shared the Restoring the Family Is Salvation brochure that we have developed.
The condition of 40 months continues, and I guarantee that if you do the same, you will have many experiences of the move of God and building the Kingdom (Cheon IL Guk) in your own neighborhood.
I urge all Unificationists to take up this work as the way to build the Kingdom in your own smaller world, while setting the substantial condition and doing the substantial work of righting the larger wrongs of society. Remember, restoration and salvation work from the family up, not the top down.
We must also reflect on whether following any of the three plus personalities within the current Unification Movement is the Will of God. In the Peace Messages, True Father clearly indicates that we should live our lives in service to our Conscience, not any person, even Jesus or True Father, or Mrs. Moon, or Hyung Jin Moon and Hyun Jin Moon, or any others:
Our lives should be led by and carried out in service to our minds for the sake of perfecting a standard of absolute sexual morality.
That is why your conscience knows and perceives not only every action you have performed but also every thought you have entertained. Your conscience is aware of these things before your teachers, parents or even God are. Hence, if you were to live in absolute obedience to the commands of your conscience, which is your teacher for eternity, you would be absolutely guaranteed to have eternal life. Such is the way of God’s creation. Peace Message 10
I believe firmly that the unifying factor will be fulfilling Home Church and centering on the Eight Sacred Textbooks that True Father has designated and indicated that we should study for eternity:
True Parents have already prepared the last words I will give to humankind. These have been prepared based on my triumphs over six or seven life-or-death situations, including six periods of unjust imprisonment. I am leaving behind eight textbooks and teaching materials for humankind to use for all eternity. Altogether, these are published in almost a thousand volumes.
The Sermons of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon,
Exposition of the Divine Principle,
Cheon Seong Gyeong [Heavenly Scripture],
The Family Pledge,
Pyung Hwa Shin Gyeong [Messages of Peace],
True Families — Gateway to Heaven,
Owner of Peace and Owner of Lineage, and
These are textbooks you will have to read and study even after you go to the spirit world. They are not just teachings that come from the mind of one person; they are textbooks and teaching materials that teach the heavenly way that God has granted to His suffering children for their salvation.
You should now set up the Hoon Dok Hae study tradition in your families using the books I have mentioned. That is the tradition where three generations of a family start each day by reading Heaven’s word, and lead a life of practicing what they read, with a new heart. Let’s create a world where people in the spirit world and the earthly world can both attend True Parents at the same time, and read the word on the heavenly path together.
To be clear, it is wrong for Mrs. Moon to create new collections of the word, and additionally add her own Words, often in contradiction of True Father’s words. Her new theology of the Only Begotten Daughter who is somehow married to Jesus and is the awaited Messiah is wrong. Following Mrs. Moon’s teachings is not compatible with following True Father’s teachings. Again this is because her teachings change fundamental aspects of the Eight Sacred Textbooks. Not the least of these is the severely reduced focus on absolute sexual ethics, which is the core of True Father’s Words and specifically the Pyung Hwa Shin Gyeong (Messages of Peace).
It is also wrong for Hyung Jin and Kook Jin Moon to create an Old Testament centered theology that emphasizes the Rod of Iron as weapons, which contradicts the Peace Messages. See especially the recording and transcription of the Inaugural Speech of the Universal Peace Federation on September 23rd, 2005, found here. Listening to this speech convicted me to leave the Sanctuary Church, headed by Hyung Jin Moon, in late October, 2018, where I had affiliated for some three and one-half years.
True Father also made clear that Unification members should not support the businesses of Hyun Jin Moon by working within those businesses. Yet, many Unificationists ignore that guidance and support Hyun Jin Moon by working within his businesses or nonprofits. How can it be OK that Hyun Jin absconded with funds designated to support Unification projects through trickery? That is just plain wrong.
Once again I call on all of us to have a 40 day period from the Presidential Inauguration in the United Sates, of repentance, renewal by studying the Words of the Eight Sacred Textbooks and discernment of whether or not our current course of the life of faith is the one that is aligned with God’s Will, or not.
Furthermore, we call for all Unificationists to begin Home Church in a specific 360 home or greater area, or to restart their ministry if they have not already completed at least 40 months of continuous and consistent Home Church.
Stacey and I invite you to join the New Tribal Messiah Association, where we share about and track the progress of the work of Home Church and Kingdom building. We would love to have your testimony there, too.
Please note that although there are in infinite number of ministries, they all must be rooted in the core foundation of Home Church, which True Father has designated as the core activity of the Kingdom.
List of resources
Daily Inspiration: inspiration.visionroot.org
The Richard Urban Show
New Tribal Messiah Association: tribalmessiah.visionroot.org
Urban Grocery.net: urbangrocery.net
Urban Life Training.org: urbanlifetraining.org