235. Missionary Work Focuses on Teaching by Example
1 The most important thing with missionary work is to teach by example, and not just to rely on the publicity through language and words. This is to set one’s character and knowledge as an example for other people: living the teachings of the Twenty Watchwords as their “Code of Life,” and remaining upright persons without compromising your conscience. Let me identify a couple of pointers for handling church affairs:
2 (1) Publicity: When speaking with non- Church members, we do not talk about psychic abilities or paranormal phenomena. Rather, the focal point is on saving the world and people’s hearts by correcting and keeping ourselves upright in order to transform others. Hence, we need to set good examples for others so that people will look at our church in a different light.
3 (2) Organizational training: How can we help the newly initiated strivers feel bonded with the Church, help them get to know the Church, and become sincere and loyal strivers?
4 The reason why we do not talk about psychic abilities or paranormal phenomena is to break away from the mindset of superstition. We talk about humanity and about how we should conduct ourselves decently. The Twenty Watchwords, our “Code of Life,” can not only save our hearts from falling, but can also save lives. Isn’t this the greatest supernatural power that anyone can possess?
Preaching Affairs Workshop, July 29, 1984