What I want to say is this: humanity and all creation are generated, formed, developed and nurtured by the will of Lord God. If so, the birth and death of a human being are also under the will of Lord God. Given that this is the case, even if a large amount of people are to be born in a certain area, in no way will there be a shortage of provisions for them; to have death from hunger will be simply impossible. In short, no matter how much the population increases, the land is certain to produce enough food to nurture them all.
“Religious view on the issue of birth control,” Light, no. 7, April 30, 1949


Think about this: it is the plan of God to produce enough crops, grains and vegetables—nourishment for human life—so that everyone can be fed. Do you think that God would not provide you with enough food to sustain your life when it is God Himself that makes you be born? . . . even in a year of the worst harvest, if the population of our country is 83 million, the amount of food enough to feed them all can certainly be produced. Some things fail, but this principle will never fail.
“The principle of Nature Farming,” Nature Farming Manual for Revolutionary Increase in Food Production, May 5, 1953


“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:25–33


Published in Glory, no. 13, February 1, 2021

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