32. Educating Yourself, Changing Yourself, and Influencing Other People
三二、自我教育 改變自己 感化他人
1 The ultimate goal of Church education is to propagate the Church’s cardinal spirit and its central thoughts to every corner of the world so that wherever there are people, the knowledge of God’s great Dao of the cosmos reaches. Let people know, understand and accept it, and join the striving force.
1 教務工作的最終目的，是將天帝教之基本精神、中心思想，普遍而深入的宣揚到世界每個角落，使有人跡的地方，就有 上帝宇宙大道的存在。讓他們知道、瞭解，進而接納，參與奮鬥的行列。
2 Preaching is a long-lasting project. It requires persistent and continuous work. As long as the Lord of Universe Church exists, preaching cannot stop.
3 Some religions have been around for a long time and are spread all over the world, yet their fundamental doctrines are not as widespread as their believers, nor are their fundamental doctrines part of their believers’ daily lives.
4 What is the reason for this? As society progresses, it becomes more materialistic. People’s beliefs are limited to the premises of the church, but are not rooted in their hearts.
5 Today, we are on the brink of a nuclear crisis. If the Lord of Universe Church is like all the other religions, then there is no need or value for its revival.
6 Therefore, we want to prevent this from happening, by making sure the Church doctrine and central thoughts are rooted in each and every striver and their families.
7 We not only need to make it known to the outside world, but first we need to make it known to ourselves. We need to educate ourselves and practice the five cardinal disciplines faithfully, until the practice becomes a habit and part of our daily activities.
8 It is necessary to fully understand the meanings of the two chosen Watchwords, so that they become blended with our body gestures, mannerism, thoughts, and behavior, exemplifying and setting the standard to what a striver of the Lord of the Universe Church is.
9 As for the residence, every household should have a designated Anthro-Celestial Communion Room so strivers can equate their home with the luminorium. By doing so, strivers can transform themselves and influence others, dedicate themselves to their own survival and generate righteous qi.
10 Only righteous qi can resolve the miasma of violence. In other words, righteous qi is the only efficient instrument to resolve the miasma of violence.
Expanding Preaching Meeting, March 29, 1986