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Choice is a special privilege that God grants to everyone. You have no choice to be born, but you have a choice how to live, what kind of person to be. You have a choice to do good or evil; to do right or to do wrong. American imperialists, Japanese militarists and Islamic terrorists have chosen to do evil and they are responsible for 99 percent of human problems in the world.
humans, unlike animals, are burdened with decisions or choices to make. Once I met a young man carrying his
little girl begging at a subway station. It is despicable to use children as an
appeal for money. If you can't afford, do not get married. You do not have the right
to bring children into this world without support and live on professional begging. Begging degrades a man. Begging is disgraceful and shameful especially for young people who do not wish
to work for a living. At
every stage of life, one is often faced with critical decisions. A child needs
to go to school, the choice of school depends where you live and how much your
parents can afford. The university choice for a young man or woman depends on
his/her academic abilities and qualifications as well as their financial
resources and ambition. Your career is largely determined by your
qualifications and skills and opportunities available. What is your
nationality, what language you speak, where do you live, what school you
attend, and who do you know can determine your destiny. From moment to moment,
what a man (not male adult, used in Biblical sense) faces may mostly be
non-eventful and ordinary. The choice of what to eat or drink is not critical
unless you are ill and needs a specific diet. The choice of what clothes to
wear is not significant unless it is for a special occasion. You have no choice
to be born beautiful or ugly, tall or short, or what race you belong to. You
have no choice to be born, and you did not pick your parents. Your background
and resources shape your choices. The poor has no choice in material matters,
but every man has a choice in moral and spiritual matters. Every choice you
make shapes your fate. A collection of all choices you have made finally determines your destiny.
Deu 30:19, “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants."
God has given you a choice; so choose life in order that you may live.
One of the most shocking things I have observed is the fact that there are three groups of people who choose death. American imperialists, Japanese militarists and Islamic terrorists choose death.
The United States is using the evil empire of Japan, re-militarized with most advanced weapons to engage in hostile military activities TARGETING CHINA in the South China Sea and the East China Sea under the pretext of security and freedom of navigation. Wake up Asian leaders and peoples, the United States aggression and provocation and war crime nation of Japan are the security problems of Asia Pacific and threat to the world.
America has seven evils:
3. Political system
5. Economic system
6. Legal system
7. Healthcare system
One percent of American population uses these seven evils to rule over the 99 percent.
The devil lied and killed from the beginning. The children of the devil do as their father does. There are infinite ways of lying. There are also infinite ways to be crooked and corrupt. American leaders speak with forked tongue and duplicity. On October 4, 2015 American air strikes targeted and destroyed the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) or MSF hospital in Afghanistan with many deaths and injuries, American leaders gave four versions of explanation. American spokesmen use Clintonian sophistry to distort facts and pervert justice. War crimes cannot be called mistakes. If the Russia has the wrong strategy, in a few days of air strikes Russia achieved undeniable and positive results to put the terrorists on the run. America has a right strategy, but in more than two-year operations in Syria has not deterred the terrorists from expanding and at the same time created millions of refugees in many countries. It is hard to explain America had right strategies but failed miserably in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, etc. There is no such a thing called moderate terrorist. No nation has the right to overthrow another government. The people of a nation have the right to determine its leader. The imperial, warmongering, and interfering policy is the root cause of war crimes and human tragedies.
The American imperialist shows its true colors and ugly face by doing two things against China, namely military and trade (economic) alliances. Military alliances with Japan, Philippines, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. in Asia Pacific with military bases and radars intended to target and encircle China in the East China Sea and the South China Sea intended to rob China’s territories and loot China’s resource as well as blocking China’s navigation freedom and military operations in the South China Sea and the East China Sea which are China’s territorial waters and defense zones. Also the American imperialist uses NATO to target Russia in Europe. TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) which monopolizes 40 percent of the world economy is another example of American imperial device to curb and oppress China. American leaders bent on pursuit of absolute military and economic supremacy and world domination. In comparison, China-led AIIB is open and all inclusive. American TPP is closed and exclusive to China. American hegemonic and imperialistic actions and intensions speak louder than their words and propaganda, they can no longer fool the world.
It happens only in America, a culture of violence – a wrong way of life. In Tennessee AP reported that an 11-year-old boy in early October 2015 shot an 8-year-old neighbor because she wouldn’t let him see her puppy. A bully boy had access to his father 12-gauge shot gun and committed murder tells how wrong the American culture of gun violence which the U.S. Congress fails to stop because being controlled by gun lobby and industry. The U.S. government is hijacked by special and vested interests that it cannot do right. The American government commits suicide politically, militarily, economically, financially and culturally.
The US and EU are hoist by their own petard.
This is Shakespearean language which means the United States and EU are destroyed by their very devices with which they meant to destroy others. By American imperialist policy and intervention American leaders and partners with EU meant to destroy some countries like Syria, etc. that they don’t like. Consequently, those countries America and EU have destroyed or are destroying create a flood of refugees to overwhelm EU because close to them, while the U.S. is far and unreachable. The consequences and implications are far-reaching:
1. Only a small percentage of those refugees are real refugees in the true sense of the word, while overwhelming numbers of them are economic opportunists or fortune seekers like Mexicans who crossed over to America. They create and sow the seeds of destruction, conflict, riot and instability for those European nations who received them. What they sow is what they reap. They will reap soon.
2. Those so-called refugees or economic opportunists 99 percent of them are Moslems who are incompatible with European Christians. This is a most deadly time bomb bound to explode sooner or later. The evidence is already clear in some European nations that harbor Moslems as their citizens or residents. They are intimately tied to terrorist Islamic State by culture and sympathy. Islamic culture is diametrically opposed to Christian culture, it is impossible to assimilate just as water and oil do not mix.
3. The American society serves as a glaring example how white and black cultures are difficult to assimilate. The same complaint and mentality will emerge among those so-called refugees in Europe. They already show and exhibit an attitude and attribute of entitlement and welfare mentality among refugees. It will be a huge drain of European resources to support the subsistence of those so-called refugees.
4. The conflict and discontent and false sense of victimization will be the root cause of terrorist activities in those receiving European nations caused by Islamic immigrants.
5. The only sound policy and solution is for European nations to send those so-called refugees back to where they came from and give some aid to their origin countries for resettlement.
6. EU should cease and desist from participating again with American imperialists in fighting unjust wars and bloody military interventions.
7. American imperialists and militarists have done enough evil in the world since the end of World War II, it is high time to ditch the empire and cease expansion policy and seek a just and lasting peace for the world as President Richard Nixon did.
The evil prime minister of Japan is a diabolical man, not only he is a son of the devil, he is a demon. What he says is democracy, what he practices is dictatorship. What he says is peace, what he does is to prepare for war of aggression. If not then, why does he change Japanese peace constitution into war constitution?
The clear and present danger is the fact that American leaders support and stand with the evil empire of Japan and its diabolical prime minister. The disaster is coming.
Lessons of the 70th Year Celebration of War Victory Against Japanese and Fascist Aggression on September 3, 2015:
1. With primitive and limited guns and bullets and resources China fought against Japanese aggression for 14 years. For 14 years Japanese modernly armed forces could not defeat China and was finally defeated with unconditional surrender at a cost of loss of Chinese lives of 35 million and trillions of dollars of national treasures and individual and public assets and properties.
2. 70 years or more ago China was poor and weak, and so the Japanese aggressors and militarists took advantage of China’s dire condition and limited capability and committed the most inhuman and brutal war of aggression in the history of mankind.
3. Today China is strong and rich, and never again China will allow any foreign aggression and violation of China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. China is able to fight against any foreign aggression, at worst at the cost of mutual destruction, but China will never be conquered.
Messages from the 70th Celebration of War Victory Against Japanese and Fascist Aggression on September 3, 2015:
1. The military victory parade has shown and sent out meaningful messages to the whole world. Never again will China allow aggression or attack. Let friends and foes take notice, China is a great power able and capable to defend itself against any aggressor or violator. The aspiring enemies should think twice before launching an attack against China, unless they want mutual destruction. No nation will win a war against Chin. No nation can oppress China anymore.
2. China is not interested to be a hegemonic power or evil empire to dominate the world. China is interested in seeking mutual prosperity and harmony with all nations. China is interested in building the most advanced civilization in history once more time.
3. China does not want war but is not afraid of war. Chinese government is now rich and strong, and Chinese people 1.45 billion strong worldwide are united as one man determined to defend the motherland against any potential enemy or foe. Unless any power wants to have a global nuclear holocaust, do not think of waging a war against China. China is a successful model of building and restoring a great nation with benefits of harmony, peace, prosperity and security and stability for all.
Thousands of doves flying over Tiananmen Square testify to the wishes of peace of 1.45 billion Chinese. Thousands of colorful balloons flying high express the dreams of Chinese people everywhere. Peace is better than war, dream is superior to conflict.
As predicted, the evil prime minister of Japan and Japanese officials will not attend the celebration that marks the 70th Anniversary of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the Victory in the World Anti-Fascist War. China shall commemorate the Victory by conducting a military parade on September 3, 2015. With tons of historical facts, proofs and evidence against Japanese war crimes, genocide, sex slavery, slave labor, germs warfare, chemical war, and most inhuman atrocities, Japanese officials without shame and remorse deny them all. Unlike Germans who confessed their sins and crimes and paid compensations, Japanese do not want to repent, and pay compensations and war reparations. Japanese officials do not want to confront the truth and repent. So they do not want to attend the Victory Party. The thieves have guilty conscience. The Japanese aggressors will not escape the judgment of God.
The evil prime minister of Japan finally (8/14/15) made himself known:
He has no character,
and no truth.
His word is not worth a dime.
His evil deeds are like bottomless hell.
The evil prime minister of Japan is bad, corrupt, deceitful, rotten and wicked without remedy. He cannot be trusted. The evil empire of Japan cannot be trusted.
The prime minister of Japan is so bad, offensive, depraved, harmful, injurious, disastrous, vicious, malicious, evil, wrong and wicked, not only he denies the war of aggression Japan committed in World War II against China and Asian nations, he even claims that Japan is a victim of war. The Man of Sin does not have one ounce of truth in his blood and heart and mind that he could distort clear historical facts and manufacture unbelievable lies, deceits, and falsehoods. Of course in response to Japanese war of aggression, the U.S. dropped two atomic boms that brought about Japan's unconditional surrender. Even the devil would admit what he did, but the Japanese prime minister is more evil and shameless than the devil, he is inhuman, a beast, an animal of the lowest kind. Japanese leaders want war again with China and blatantly make false claim to China's Diaoyu Islands by pretentious buying and nationalization of the islands. The war of aggression by the evil prime minister and his gang is coming. China must be ready to implement the final solution: 3 atomic bombs would wipe out the evil empire of Japan from face of the earth for good. Japan has no reason to exist!
I do not know Donald J. Trump. I am no friend of Mr. Trump. I do not believe he is qualified to be the president the same way I do not believe Obama, Hillary Clinton, etc. are qualified to be American president. I do not believe Mr. Trump or anyone running for president is able to “Make Our Country Great Again.” I think America has reached the point of no return -- with imperialist foreign policy in pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world domination, making and preparing for wars of aggression against Russia and China, violations of international law and sovereignty of many nations, lies and killings, discrimination and violence, drugs and monopolies, predatory and fraudulent healthcare and business practices, flawed legal system and injustice, huge deficits and largest national debt over $18 trillion, corrupt and unresponsive government, self-serving bureaucrats, wrong priorities, held hostage by powerful and special interests. I do not have any interest in the person or possession or position of Mr. Trump. But I defend his right to say anything or have opinion which is not false or unfair. I do not know Mr. Trump is a racist or not. Not all Mexicans crossing the border in to the U.S. are rapists; the fact that some illegal Mexicans in America have been rapists and committed other major offenses can be verified. I am only interested in facts and truth. To tell the truth is not derogatory. To say American leaders since the end of World War II have been liars and killers is not derogatory because it is a proven fact. For American and Japanese leaders to say China is threat is not only derogatory, it is a false accusation. I have proposed to have American English as the official national language of America and opposed using of any foreign language in government, business, and public places. I have lived in California some half a century. California was the Golden State when Richard Nixon was the President, the best of everything in the Union. I have observed and watched in person how California is being destroyed and ruined by illegal aliens, Latino and Black gangs, crimes, drugs, graffiti, crooks and criminals, pimps and prostitutes, fake documentation, false claims, welfare population, prison population, dropout population, unemployment population, single-parent population, homosexual population, and by Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood.
Washington seeks in the order of power, money and sex. Wall Street seeks in the order of money, power and sex. Hollywood seeks in the order of sex, money and power. What the evil Trinity of Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood have sought since the end of World War II that resulted in sins, crimes, violations of law, injustice, greed, oppressions, suppression, iniquities, unrighteousness, abuses, tortures, terrors, difficulties, poverty, troubles, wars and interventions, aggressions, thefts, robberies, looting, lies and killings if all put together the weight would be enormously heavy that it will sink the United States of America into two halves, one half to the bottom of Pacific Ocean, the other half to the bottom of Atlantic Ocean. God will judge the deeds of men and women. The Day of Judgment is at hand!
Facts speak louder than propaganda and prejudice.
WOE! WOE! WOE!
SODOM AND GOMORRAH!
On June 27, 2015 I believe the Unites States of America is destined to doom and destruction.
I don't believe the United States of America can be saved, or can last another century.
June 27, 2015 Supreme Court declared nationwide right to same-sex
marriage. The U.S. government (executive, legislative, judiciary) works
together to destroy the Christian faith and value. Although American
has never been a Christian nation, it is now no. 1 anti-Christian and
anti-Bible nation in the world, thanks to the work of American leaders
including Obama. It was like a 10-point earthquake and giant tsunami
that wiped out the foundation of American moral values. America has
committed a moral suicide that is wiping out the foundation of
Christian value and practice. The U.S. Supreme Court decision is a
proof of American moral suicide which holds the three branches of
government responsible and liable. Obama has accomplished nothing
positive worthy to be mentioned in his two-terms, and yet this same-sex
legalization is his achievement. In American world of distortion and
perversion, the unnatural is declared natural; the abnormal is
legalized as normal. America has a reached a moral point of no return –
the moral Cassandra train is accelerating without brake or restraint in
a fast track to doom and destruction. The destination of American high
speed train is collapse of human civilization. The biggest and blackest
lie is about marriage equality. Same-sex marriage is not an issue of
equality; it is an issue of abnormality. Pretty soon in America there
will be advocates for marriage with animals – bestiality. If
homosexuality has succeeded in becoming legal in America, bestiality is
not far away.
According to PEW RESEARCH CENTER
Countries That Allow Gay Marriage:
England / Wales (2013)
The Netherlands (2000)
South Africa (2006)
New Zealand (2013)
United States (2015)
on the facts presented above, I would no longer consider Scandinavia my
favorite nations. At least the Scandinavia I knew (in 1975-76) is no
longer the Scandinavia it is today. There is no endearment in
deviation; fish-eye is not a precious pearl. Sad is the imminent
collapse of human civilization.
Here I stand, I can do no otherwise.
The night is far spent, and the day is at hand. The coming of the Lord is near. The second coming of Christ is imminent
Do you know which nation has done the following?
1. Which nation since the Opium Wars to the present has abused, oppressed, suppressed and violated China repeatedly and shamelessly and blatantly?
2. Which nation right after World War II became the sole superpower and seized domination of the world by aggressive, demonic, dark, pervasive, secret, profound and global intrigues?
3. Which nation by pride and arrogance and abuse became the warmonger, self-appointed world police and arbitrator and troublemaker, violator of international law and sovereignty of many nations?
4. Which nation in 1949 sent the 7th Fleet to protect the defeated regime Chiang Kai-shek, made Taiwan a protected colony and forced sell costly and deadly weapons to Taiwan so that Taiwanese may kill Chinese and prevents Taiwan from reunification with China? And now the evil empire wants to make military alliance with Taiwan and make military exercises and preparations in order to make Taiwan an unsinkable armada as a proxy in the coming war of aggression against China?
5. Which nation in 1959 supported Dalai Lama in an armed rebellion against China, Dalai failed and fled and became the highest paid foreign agent used by Western powers to undermine and separate Tibet from China?
6.Which nation in 1971 violated international law and China’s sovereignty by illegally giving administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan?
7. Which nation in 1979 violated international law and China’s sovereignty by passing a relations act with Taiwan which is a province of China?
8. Which nation in 2003 attacked and occupied Iraq under the false pretense that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction?
9. Which nation in 2008 had an economic and financial crisis that looted the world more $50 trillion and almost all responsible crooks and criminals escaped punishment?
10. Which nation since the end of World War II had incited and engaged in hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions which killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world?
11. Which nation has been responsible for the recent turmoil, trouble and destruction in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and many parts of the world and becomes the most hated nation on earth and whose leaders have failed to achieve an honorable place in the family of nations since the end of World War II?
12. Which nation has more than 700 overseas military bases around the globe encircling and target China and Russia?
13. Which nation has armed and supported the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan to change constitution, make legislations and all preparations to a resurgent militarist and imperialist?
14. Which nation has the largest deficits and the largest national debt over 18 trillion and the defense budget larger than the defense budgets of all nations?
15. Which nation has put 65 percent of all its most advanced and lethal weapons and more than 350,000 troops at China’s doorsteps and continuously with its allies conducting provocative and invasive military exercises and patrol in Asia Pacific?
16. Which nation in 2015 does not patrol in its own territories but under the pretext of navigation freedom routinely and habitually violates China military defense zones in the South China Sea and the East China Sea and incites its running dogs to do the same in order to create trouble and turmoil in Asia Pacific?
American democracy is phony, tyrannical aristocracy is true. The organized, vested and special interests; the presidential gang, the self-appointed chieftains of congress, the corporate syndicates of Wall Street and Hollywood, the self-serving bureaucrats; the gun, healthcare, drug and insurance monopolies; the Washington lobbies, the entitlement groups, etc. rule the United States. The one percent of American population rules the 99 percent of population which is fundamentally contrary to democracy that is majority rule. The same organized special interests rule America, the same the Gang of Seven nations (America, Japan, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy) rules the world. Let China, Russia, and oppressed nations of Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa join forces to overthrow the oppressive world order set up by the Axis of Evil led by the United States and supported by the evil empire of Japan and rat and rogue nations. Judging from all the deeds and events have taken place post World War II by American leaders (elected and appointed, civilian and military), there be enormous wickedness or insanity all the way. No honest child of God would believe anyone of them is a Christian. Except President Richard Nixon, in spite of Watergate, sought a just a lasting peace for the world.
Now at length of some 51 years of experience and observation, I do not have the happiness to know that America is a setting Sun. They are brought about by treacherous and malicious American leaders. The sun of America can rise again if American people throw out American imperialists, hegemonists and militarists and give up the evil empire to regain the respectable Republic.
It is most sad and shocking that American leaders (elected and appointed, civilian and military), attested by facts and proofs assuredly do not have:
7. Good will
In pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world domination, fixing on immoral principles and self-interest American leaders have used means and have done the most malicious, vicious, wicked and evil things only God knows all of them. What kind of monsters and warmongers have American leaders become? Just keep a record of what they say and do since post World War II. Beyond doubt, they have proved themselves to be liars and killers par excellence since the end of World War II. If there is a true portrait of America the evil empire, all its leaders are under the sheltering wings of Injustice and Folly, crowned with corruption, greed and violence by the devil disguised as an angel of light, illuminated for the whole world to see.
There is no reason to believe American imperialism will cease in the near future; there is much reason to believe that American leaders will grow worse and worse and may bring the world to the verge of global nuclear war and total destruction, unless they are effectively stopped by massive and fierce protests of American voters, or God. Although they claim to be Christians, Jesus Christ defines them as children of the devil. Jhn 8:44, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
What is the G7?
G7 is the gang of seven nations attempting to dominate and dictate the world by force and tyranny.
Its purpose and modus operandi are outdated, hopeless, useless,
harmful, counterproductive and destructive. They cannot solve problems
of the world solely because they are the causes of world problems; they
are world’s pressing problems.
The Seven Gangsters are over ambitious, conniving, deceitful, immoral and unscrupulous persons, hoping to profit from the chaos and confusion and conflict rapidly overtaking the world. Except the japs prime minister who is a believer in primitive religion and idol worshiper, the other six persons claim to be Christians. But liars and killers are not Christians, they are children of the devil according to Jesus Christ. Birds of a feather flock together, they flock with the evil prime minister of Japan, so they belong together. The Gang of 7 nations hypocritically expressed concern (June 2015) about unilateral moves attempting to change the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea and will commit maintaining maritime order under international law is an attempt to distort historical facts and cover up for American aggression and expansion since America is not even a signatory member of UN Navigation Act. In the first place, the East China Sea and the South China Sea belong to China long before America and Japan have existed, the devils of seven attempt to change the status quo of the East China Sea and the South China Sea. The United States and Japan have violated China since the infamous Opium Wars to this day. What China does to its own territories is no concern of anyone, especially America and Japan who violated the international law and sovereignty of China in 1971 by illegally giving administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. Are the other 5 members of the G7 ignorant of this fact or blind to truth or they believe a lie? It is disappointing that decent nations like Germany and Canada would become part of the American and Japanese conspiracy. In particular those nations which showed outrage and anger about Japanese denial of World War II war crimes, sex slavery and genocide unduly become partners with America and Japan in the evil scheme of distorting facts and spreading falsehoods about China and Russia in an attempt of pursuing absolute military supremacy and world domination. According to the Bible, all nations who are co-conspirators with America and Japan participate in their evil deeds and guilt. G7 is the root cause of world problems; let all peace-loving nations denounce it and reject their self-claimed leadership and condemn their violations of international law and sovereignty of nations. America is the leader of the Axis of Evil because it militarily and politically supports the false claims to and robbing and looting of China’s territories and resources in the East China Sea and the South China Sea by its running dogs Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, etc. Since post World War II, the United States and its allies have illegally instigated hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions that killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world. America and its allies are responsible for creating the dire problems in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, etc. The Gang of 7 led by America with its aggression, expansion and provocation is inciting a global nuclear war that will destroy and end the world.
The member states of the G7 are the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Italy, Japan and Germany; collectively known as the "Group of Seven," and represent the world's largest industrialized economies. Since economies are tied closely to politics, it is their politics that cause world-wide economic problems. Take the U.S. the sole superpower which in post World War II became the warmonger, arbitrator, oppressor and suppressor and international bully of nations. The post World War II world created by the U.S. and its gang represents a bad, unfair, unjust, unrighteous and ugly world. The American leadership becomes the number one threat to the world. With its support, the evil empire of Japan becomes the second threat to the world because of its resurgent militarism and the denial of war crimes and distortion of history. The third threat is Islamic terrorism, a reaction to American imperialism, hegemonism and militarism. Japan is the worst nation on earth after World War II which has no reason to exist, it exists for the unholy ambition of resurgent Japanese imperialism and militarism and its role as running dog of America. Although Germany, America, United Kingdom, France, Canada, and Italy all urged Japan to face with its war crime liabilities and responsibilities, they produce no result and Japan should be ostracized and isolated as a pariah nation. The evil empire of Japan has three internal time bombs, namely national deficits and debts, bank debts and pension debts. It would not be a surprise if Japan goes bankrupt. American leadership is wrong and morally, politically, economically unsustainable. The policy of aggression and expansion by conquest is ludicrous and ridiculous in the 21st century and Post Cold War world. As it has been the case of China’s led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), all American allies and friends especially the 5 member of G7 (except America and Japan) have abandoned American leadership and have become the founding members of AIIB. American leadership should be treated as a passé, a new world order should be built and begun in cooperation with China, Russia and all the oppressed nations of the world. Imperialism and colonialism of any form can no longer be accepted or tolerated. As long as America is the self-appointed world leader and self-anointed world police and arbitrator, there will be wars of aggression and intervention; and peace, prosperity and stability will not be possible. Japan is openly and clearly a nation does not want to redeem itself and a hopeless international outcast. America is unlikely in the near future to change its face and skin of an imperialist. The only hope for the world is to unite Europe, China, Russia, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the rest of the world in building a community of nations based on mutual benefits, harmony, equality, international law, justice and peace. On the path to peace, prosperity, stability and harmony – America and Japan are stumbling blocks to be removed if they do not remove themselves. Not only the Cold War is over, the era of military alliance and confrontation is also over. American and Japanese leaders do not seem to get the message.
The new world order has begun if only the five nations and China, Russia, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa seize the golden opportunity once in a thousand years of China-proposed “Silk Road Economic Belt” – (一带一路 along the way) all inclusive is the brightest policy, as containment of China policy is the worst policy since the end of World War II because of its exclusive and aggressive nature. The development strategies represented by China and AIIB members for common prosperity for all participants to boost cooperation on infrastructure, energy, finance, security, and cultural and people-to-people exchanges will serve as a new beginning. What a brave and bright new world for all, excluded imperialist and terrorist.
In self-defense it would be wise for China to drop or turn down the coming state visit to America, for Obama is a devil disguised as an angel of peace. To visit America in the face of its aggression, expansion, provocation, hostility, falsehood and ill will only exacerbate the situation, like adding fuel to fire. You cannot do business with a devil, the man’s words have no value, and his heart as black as charcoal. It is time for China to implement tit for tat policy in retaliation against American imperialist, Japanese militarist, aggression and expansion of leprous and rogue nations Philippines and Vietnam with fit response and strong measures, otherwise the enemies of China might conclude China is weak and construe China’s inaction as weakness.
THE UNITED STATES’ WITHDRAWAL FROM INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE JURISDICTION clearly demonstrates and displays the intent of U.S.’s unwillingness to comply with international law and participation in international dispute settlement processes. American leaders have violated too many laws and conducted so many unjust wars and bloody military interventions which had killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world since the end of World War II that they are afraid to be prosecuted.
American leaders are political, economic and military spiders expert and skillful in weaving an intricate web of deceit and falsehood to victimize China and Russia in pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world dictatorship in leading the Axis of Evil consisting of the evil empire of Japan, Australia and rat and rogue nations of Philippines, Vietnam, etc. It is good that Thailand refuses to become a military base of America. It is wise for Singapore to wake up and ditch America as a military base. It is hoped India would not fall for American trap of entanglement. It is hoped that Korea would reject to be American running dog with Japan and reunify with North Korea. Let all peace-loving nations rise up to reject American imperialism and hegemonism for good.
God's law is by nature good, just and precious.
In comparison the nature of American law is malicious, vicious and wicked. For example, the US-Taiwan Relations Act is such a malicious, vicious and evil law. The United States violated international law and sovereignty of China by making a province of China, Taiwan, an American colony since 1949 by military force, even the U.S. recognizes Taiwan as a part of China; and forces Taiwan to buy American lethal and costly weapons so that the Chinese may kill Chinese. The American leaders have kept Taiwan separate from China to this day and do not want Taiwan to reunify with China because American leaders are afraid of a strong and united China. Sadly there are Chinese traitors in Taiwan such as Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian, Ma Ying-jeou, and anti-China Party DPP民进党 Tsai Ing-wen 蔡英文 who are willing running dogs of America and take orders from Washington.
A political prostitute from Taiwan seeks pimps in Washington.
Tsai Ing-wen 蔡英文hypocritically
and fraudulently lifts up two phony banners of democracy and peace. If
Taiwan is a true democracy (democracy means majority rule not just
having useless and manipulated election), why would the political
opportunist prostitute herself in seeking recognition, protection and
approval from a foreign power - the enemy of China? By what right
America has anything to do or say about the internal affairs of China
and Taiwan? If she believes in peace, why she all Taiwanese American
agents and running dogs want to buy costly and deadly American weapons
so that the Taiwanese could kill Chinese? If the Taiwanese traitor Tsai Ing-wen is
really for peace, why doesn't she object to one of the four largest
American radar networks installed in Taiwan targeting to destroy China's
nuclear facilities and strike back nuclear capabilities.
What American leaders and the anti-China party DPP want
is to keep the status quo of Taiwan being a protected colony of
America, and Taiwanese leaders taking orders from Washington, and Taiwan
never reunifies with China. For American leaders and Taiwanese traitors
do not want and they are afraid of a strong and united China. They have
betrayed the motherland, their ancestors, the honor of the Chinese
people. China will have no choice but to liberate the treacherous Taiwan
by force for good.
蔡英文in English means no win.
anti-China Party DPP民进党 Tsai Ing-wen 蔡英文 who goes to Washington to seek
approval and instruction is like a prostitute who seeks protection and
liaison from a pimp. The current status of Taiwan is abnormal because it was created by the American imperialist in 1949
that violated the international law and sovereignty of China by sending
the 7th Fleet to protect the defeated regime of Chiang Kai-shek and
thus prevented Taiwan from reunification with Mainland China to this
day. Adding injury to insult, American leaders in 1979 passed the illegal and unconstitutional so-called the U.S.-Taiwan Relations Act
to force sell costly and deadly weapons to Taiwan so that the Taiwanese
may kill the Chinese in fulfilling American strategy of “divide and
destroy” China. America also established one of the four largest radar
networks in Taiwan (the other three are in Japan, Philippines and Korea)
intended to target China’s nuclear facilities and China’s strike back
nuclear capabilities. The U.S. set up military bases in Singapore,
Korea, Japan, Philippines, Australia, Vietnam, etc. in order to encircle
and target China. Taiwan present status is a protective colony of
American imperialist in violation of international law. The DPP leaders
and followers want to separate Taiwan from China and become independent.
There is no evidence that either party (Kuomintang and DPP) want
sincerely or seriously join China in defense of China’s Diaoyu Islands
or protect the territorial integrity of China against America and the
evil empire of Japan. Both leaders of the two parties are willing agents
and running dogs of America more or less. This rebellious and
treacherous situation cannot be allowed to continue any longer. There is
no evidence to indicate Taiwanese are patriotic Chinese, they only want
to make big money and get benefits from China. Ample evidence can be used to level charges of treason against Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian, Ma Ying-jeou, Tsai Ing-wen 蔡英文, the mayor of Taipei,
etc. When Taiwan is liberated, these traitors and running dogs of
America should be put on trial to be executed in public and let them
stink for a thousands years.
What does the American imperialist have to gain in wasting trillions and trillions of dollars in conducting hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions that killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world since the end of World War II in pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world domination to become the most hated nation on earth? Those wasted trillions and trillions of dollars can be used to build an American good society with great infrastructure such as super high speed trains, super subways, super highways and freeways, super airports, super harbors, super schools, super affordable housing, super affordable healthcare system and a super fair legal system that benefit Americans and win the respect and admiration of the world for being a great Republic. Apparently, American leaders (except President Richard Nixon) lack good sense and wisdom. They are leading the United States of America and the world to the path of death and destruction.
WHAT IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?
True knowledge of America consists of knowing what America is and is not. Anything more than that is delusion and illusion. For American leaders hypocritically pretend to be what America is not and tell scurrilous lies. American armed forces in Asia Pacific is not the security for Asia Pacific, they are the threat to Asia Pacific, they are the threat to the world. A friend of mine told me American threat is worse than the terrorism and threat of Islamic state. I concur. There is sword hidden in the mouth of American leaders and blood in their hands. Since the end of World War II, American leaders have been proven liars and killers; except President Nixon who sought a just and lasting peace for the world. Jesus says, those who lift up the sword will die by the sword.
1. America is the imperialist and hegemonist and militarist.
Imperialism means the extensions of a nation’s authority by territorial acquisition or military bases or by the establishment of economic, military and political dominance over other nations.
2. America is the evil empire.
3. America is the self-appointed world police, judge and prosecutor.
4. America is the warmonger.
5. America is the aggressor.
6. America is the violator of international and national laws and sovereignty of many nations.
7. America is the dictator and ruler of the world.
8. America is the arbitrator of the world.
9. America is the international bully.
10. America is the oppressor of many nations.
11. America is the divider and destroyer of the world.
12. America is the largest manufacturer and seller of weapons of death and weapons of mass destruction.
13. America is the exploiter of the whole world.
14. America is the nation which has the national defense budget more than the defense budgets of all nations combined or put together.
15. America is the nation which has the largest annual budget deficits.
16. America is the nation which has the largest national debt over $18 trillion and increasing.
17. America is the nation that intervenes habitually and regularly in the internal affairs of many nations.
18. America is the oppressor and suppressor of China’s peaceful rising.
19. America is de facto bankrupt and manipulator of currency.
20. America is the greedy capitalist.
21. America is the troublemaker of the world.
22. America is distorter of historical facts.
23. America is the creator and disseminator of lies, rumors and falsehoods.
24. America is the largest pornographic nation.
25. America is the largest gay nation.
26. America is the nation which has the largest nuclear weapons (weapons of mass destruction), fleets, war planes, warships, radar networks, overseas military bases, missile and anti-missile sites, un-manned planes, nuclear submarines, etc. in the world.
27. America is the most hated nation on earth.
28. America is the racist nation with open and overt discrimination in all aspects of life.
29. America is the pretender, a fraudulent claim of many good things.
30. America is the nation which has the largest single-parent families.
31. America is the nation which has the largest prison population among the industrialized states.
32. America is the nation which has the highest crime rate among industrialized nations.
33. America is the most violent nation with guns available because the gun lobby has held the congress hostage.
34. America has the highest cost healthcare system which is monopolistic, fraudulent and predatory in nature with impunity.
35. America is the nation which has the largest welfare recipient population.
36. America is the nation that stands on the wrong side of history with the evil empire of Japan.
37. America is the evil influence in the world in all things that matter.
AMERICA IS NOT:
1. America is not a peacemaker.
2. America is not a peace-loving nation.
3. America is not a true democracy.
Democracy by definition is majority rule. In America the 1 percent of population rules over the 99 percent of American citizens.
4. America is not a nation that seeks and supports justice and equality.
5. America is not a unifier.
6. America is not a just and righteous nation.
7. America is not a contributor of world peace and security and prosperity.
After 70 years (January 28, 2015) ending of World War II, German leaders and German people are still ashamed and remorseful and repentant of the war crimes and crimes against humanity and sins for Nazis killing 6 million Jews. Germany and Germans have redeemed themselves and paid reparations and compensations and become a respectable nation and people. In comparison the leaders of Japan and the evil empire of Japan, not only do not repent, they deliberately and shamelessly deny all their war crimes, genocide of killing 50 million peoples (35 million Chinese and 15 million Asians), sex slavery of hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Korean young women (comfort women as evil Japs called them), unprecedented atrocities; refused to pay war reparations and compensations, and revised history textbooks to distort historical facts, and glorify and worship their convicted and executed war criminals as national heroes and true gods. Furthermore, the prime minister of Japan fools the world with democracy and peace propaganda, flies high Japanese war flags, revives Japanese militarism with advanced weapons, and serves the United States' aggression and expansion into Asia Pacific, and seeks to dominate Asia and rob China's Diaoyu Islands. Leaders and peace-loving nations and peoples, take notice Japan is unlike Germany. The evil empire of Japan and its people have no reason to exist, they exist still bent on doing evil. They treat their shame as glory. They believe and practice lies. They are inhuman and inhumane!!!
The evil prime minister of Japan pretends and propagates the so-called proactive pacifism; which is really "active militarism" or imperial expansionism. Japan is the manifestation of evil, the embodiment of immorality, shamelessness and distortion of history. Japanese regime recently pressured an American professor of history to revise his Japanese war crime history textbook (in particular on Comfort Women) because it exposes Japanese ugly crime against humanity. Japan is an evil empire which has no reason to exist. See what he has done in deeds:
1. He changed the Japanese peace constitution into war constitution to prepare Japan for conducting coming wars of aggression and expansion.
2. He denies all Japanese war crime, genocide, sex slavery and atrocity and his regime refuses to pay war reparations and compensation.
3. He glorifies and worships Japanese convicted and executed war criminals as national heroes and true gods.
4. His regime revised history textbooks to whitewash Japanese inglorious past and distorts historical facts internationally recognized and authenticated by the United Nations.
5. He makes false claims that China’s Diaoyu Islands belong to Japan although he knows in 1971 the U.S. violated international law and China’s sovereignty by giving administrative control of Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. Japanese government pretentiously bought and nationalized Diaoyu Islands.
6. The evil prime minister of Japan cannot answer the two questions I challenge him:
A. If Diaoyu Islands really belong to Japan, why Japanese regime had to pretentiously buy them?
B. If Diaoyu Islands really belong to Japan, why Japanese regime had to pretentiously nationalize them?
NO NATION EVER BOUGHT OR NATIONALIZED ITS OWN TERRITORIES.
THE THIEF HAS A GUILTY CONSCIENCE.
7. He is willing to be used as an attack dog and running dog of America to serve Obama’s “pivot to Asia” aggressive and expansive policy.
8. He schemes and plots to get military alliance with America believing America will fight for Japan against China. Does he really think Americans would die for Japs and forget Pearl Harbor?
9. He is using money to buy support from some Asian and African nations for political unholy goals of a militarized Japan.
10. He is aiding and conspiring with Philippines and Vietnam to make false claims to Chinese territories in the South China Sea and the East China Sea.
11. He is making false promises to China and South Korea regarding Japanese historical war crimes and liabilities.
12. He is seducing and roping in the United States and some nations in seeking a membership in the UN Security Council.
13. Since the evil empire of Japan has not abode by its unconditional surrender agreement, Japan should be kicked out of the UN and barred from all international institutions. The current prime minister of Japan is the greatest Liar of the 21st Century, the most Shameless Politician of Japan and the Hitler of Asia.
14. He is seeking nuclear weapons to enhance Japan's ambition of becoming a major power in Asia and empower its aggression and expansion.
The United States IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY BY AIDING and ABETTING, SUPPORTING AND STANDING WITH THE EVIL EMPIRE OF JAPAN.
After 70 years of unconditional surrender of the evil empire of Japan, Japanese government and leaders still have not faced up the historical issue of Japanese war crime, genocide, sex slavery and unprecedented atrocities and make official apology and beg for forgiveness and pardon from China and Korea, etc. Instead the current prime minister of Japan and its regime deliberately deny all its war crime and legal responsibility and changed its peace constitution to war constitution and revised history textbooks to whitewash its inglorious past and worship its war criminals as national heroes and true gods.
Now the U.S. Congress urges the Japanese regime to sincerely beg forgiveness of war crime from its Asian neighbors. Although American Congress has done so many evil deeds since the end of World War II, this is one of the few good and right things the U.S. Congress has done and to be commended. But the American government is wrong to have its imperial policy of aggression and expansion into Asia Pacific and has aided Japan to revive it militarism and with military alliance to rob China’s territories of Diaoyu Islands and loot China’s resources. The Japanese prime minister is the most deceitful and diabolical politician today, the great liar of Japan and Hitler of Asia. To get his political goal of a resurgent militarized imperial Japan, he would promise America anything and use double-talk to fool the world and then later recant and negate what he has said. The word or promise of the Japanese prime minister and its regime has proven repeatedly not worth a dime. History will tell the truth.
The clear and apparent defect of American political culture is self-gratification and boast of American power in world dominance and domination. The Democratic Party and media glorified the playboy and peacock president Kennedy, and exaggerated the blunder and Watergate and downplayed the great achievements of Richard Nixon. I have said it before, I say it again: President Richard Nixon was the only American president who sought a just and lasting peace; since the end of World War II to the present, all American presidents have been seeking absolute military supremacy and world domination. If the U.S. Constitution was so great, the U.S. government would not be responsible for inciting hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions that killed millions and millions of innocent people around the world and even more millions of refugees around the world living in misery and abject poverty. The U.S. government would not be paralyzed, held hostage by special interests, and incurred the huge deficits and largest national debt of over 18 trillion... I loudly doubt if the United States of America could last another hundred years. The tragedy of tragedies is the fact that American leaders mistake and treat aggression and expansion and intervention and domination hypocritically as promoting freedom, democracy, human rights, rule of law and whatever good name or noble cause. American leaders obsessed with unholy ambition of being the dictators of the world, get lost in the world, not knowing their place is in North America, not in Asia Pacific or Europe. The Evil Trinity and Tyranny of Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood are the greatest threat to the United States of America. Out of hatred, envy and jealousy American leaders by hook or by crook treat China as the enemy; and they are doing everything possible to oppress, suppress, restrict, control, confront, and provoke China in all fronts. Unlike the Soviet Union, Russia is no threat to the world.
This is the truth and nothing but the truth.
There are three greatest threats to the world today:
1.The American imperialism.
2.Japanese resurgent militarism.
The Abnormal Tendency of Chinese Super Rich.
There is an abnormal, sick and unpatriotic behavior among the Chinese super rich people. They publicly and condescendingly donate large sum of money to American famous universities such as Harvard, etc. These undesirable and unpatriotic Chinese do not donate to Chinese universities, or they only give a meager and meaningless amount. Why the Chinese super rich do the way they did? For some obviously private reasons:
(1). Although these wealthy Chinese amassed great fortune, they suffer severe inferiority complex. To compensate their inferiority complex they seek to flock together with Western super rich people. They want to associate with Western rich people.
(2). These wealthy Chinese do not have love for their fatherland; they admire American imperialism, the American way of life. Due to ignorance, they mistakenly believe everything Western is superior to Chinese.
(3). These wealthy Chinese have a great sense of insecurity, and they mistakenly believe that the sole superpower, the American imperialist can protect them in believing if they do a favor to America, America will do them a favor in return. Such a huge donation is considered an investment. They buy protection. They buy respectability. They buy security.
(4). Most rich people no matter of what race get rich through some crooked means or predatory practices, for that reason all rich people invariably become philanthropists to compensate their sense of guilt. Those who have fortune tend to seek fame as a cover.
(5). Unfortunately, China has a history of traitors, turncoats, foreign agents (汉奸, such as Dalai Lama, Lee Deng-hui, Chen Shui-bian, etc.) and many who have a Chinese face with a Western heart and mind. Evidently some want to erase their Chinese trace by changing their last names to Locke, Lincoln, Limp, Leper, Alligator, Fox, Wolf, etc. They willingly kiss the ass of white supremacists. These wealthy Chinese have a wrong worldview.
(6). Chinese government and people must be aware and alert to the subversive forces of some pro-West Chinese, particularly in Taiwan, Hong Kong, America, etc.
(7). Chinese government needs to build a massive network and launch a campaign of uniting all overseas Chinese in defense of the motherland in all fronts against the enemies. China has enemies not of its doing.
All American presidents, since the end of World War II, have sought world domination; except President Richard Nixon who sought a just and lasting peace. To seek world domination, American leaders engaged in two tasks, namely seeking absolute military supremacy and world conquest by inciting and engaging in unjust wars and bloody military interventions which had killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world.
American aggression and arrogance and provocation and distortion of facts and false charges and accusations and facetious lawsuits and litigation and threatening warnings and endless war games of aggressive, provocative and massive nature conducted at China's doorsteps and spreading the big lie of China threat and negative attitudes towards China manifested in words and deeds are increasing exponentially with the passage of time and event. These hostilities include all sorts of sanctions, smears and spying and surveillance activities of massive and malicious nature.
The White House, Pentagon and State Department continuously and deliberately issue false, fraudulent, vicious and malicious reports and statements about China. American leaders are increasing their hostilities and military actions against China exponentially with the passage of time and event. The most shocking nature of their words and deeds are the fact these Americans claim to be Christians contrary to the definition of Jesus Christ who defines liars and killers as children of the devil. They smear China as a threat to the world, in deed the United States is the no. 1 threat to the world since the end of World War II.
Why Jimmy Carter and his wife were in China in September of 2014?
Definitely more than for moon cakes!
Why Carter was not in Taiwan since he signed the illegal US-Taiwan Relations Act>
They were fishing in troubled waters!
Jimmy Carter pretends to be a friend of China, but in fact he is a devil disguised as an angel. Is the charge too strong? By his historical deeds and record Jimmy Carter, a self-proclaimed born again Christian, has lied and killed. In 1979 Carter violated international law and the sovereignty of China by signing the unconstitutional and illegal so-called the US-Taiwan Relations Act with intention to make Taiwan (which is a part of China) an American colony, Taiwanese leaders American running dogs even to this day, and force sale of costly and deadly weapons to Taiwan in the pretense of security so that Chinese can kill Chinese. All American presidents (including Carter) since the end of World War II have sought absolute military supremacy and world dictatorship by inciting and instigating hundreds of unjust and bloody military interventions which had killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world. Only President Richard Nixon sought a just and lasting peace and Nixon assured Chairman Mao that he would not attack China. Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson had threatened China with atomic bombs. Obama’s “pivot to Asia” policy is intended to destroy China with convincing evidence. If Carter is honest and sincere, he should apologize to China for the illegal US-Taiwan Relations Act and request to repeal it.
Carter also expresses concern over the conflict between China and Japan, if he is honest and sincere Carter should confess to China and the world that the U.S. violated international law and China’s sovereignty in 1971 by illegally giving administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. If there is any truth in Carter, he should demand the U.S. government to order Japan return of Diaoyu Islands to China without further delay or fuss. Carter should condemn Obama for first saying taking no position on the sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands and being neutral to China-Japan conflict but in 2014 Obama declared to defend Japan against China. If Carter stands for truth and justice, he should condemn the U.S. government for re-militarization of Japan and American arming Japan with most advanced and deadly weapons and changing its peace constitution to war constitution and for standing on the wrong side of history with the evil empire of Japan. If Carter is honest and sincere, he should condemn the evil prime minister of Japan and his gangs for lies and denials of Japanese war crimes, genocide, sex slavery, atrocities, revision of history textbooks, glorification and worship of war crime criminals, and refusal to pay war reparations and compensations to families of victims.
Why Jimmy Carter and his wife are in China in September of 2014? They are fishing in troubled waters – what the
Chinese would say: 花言巧语，混水摸鱼。
Do not let Carter and his wife fool Chinese leaders and Chinese people. Indeed, they are NO friends of China and Chinese people.
For Jesus Christ says,
Jhn 8:44, "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Jesus Christ also says,
Mat 7:15-21, “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.”
Jimmy Carter by his words and deeds proves he is NO friend of China. Carter is not only a white supremacist; he is also an evolutionist which is contrary to the teaching of Jesus Christ. American leaders habitually walk and talk craftily in hypocrisy. Chinese leaders and Chinese people can know them by their fruits. Jesus Christ is eternally true and can never be wrong.
You have no choice to be born, but you have a choice how to live. You have no choice to be born a white, yellow, red, brown or black. You have no choice who would be your parents. You have no choice in what country to be born. But you have a choice to be good or bad, to do right or wrong, and to be kind or wicked. You have a choice to believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior or to reject Him. You have a choice to be a believer or unbeliever.
I have made my choice to be a Christian, a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I have made my choice to serve Jesus Christ by proclaiming the truth of the Gospel absolutely free.
1. God made choices.
Unlike man, God makes choices without restraint or ignorance. The omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient God makes choices as He pleases because there is nothing impossible with God, and there is no one to thwart the will of God. God is not limited by choices. Time and space do not define or delimit God. The Self-Existent God is eternal, wise, holy, good, and perfect. Every act or will of God is His choice, nothing stands in the way.
Gen 1:1,“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Note: Create in Hebrew is bara' which means to shape, fashion, create (always refers to God as the Creator of the universe); the creative act of God is not what man or anyone can do or cut; - it occurs 54 times in the Old Testament. Creation of the universe and the mankind were God’s choices.
Gen 1:3-4,“Then God said: Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.”
Note: It was God’s choice to divide the light from the darkness. The choice of God has spiritual significance. For God is light, the devil and his agents are the rulers of darkness. Can you imagine if God created everything else first and created light last? The God of the Bible is all-knowing and all-powerful God who does not make any mistake.
Gen 1:10-12,“And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said: Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”
Note: Genesis Chapter 1 tells the order and sequence of how God created everything – evident of the divine intelligent design of creation. God saw everything He created was good.
Gen 1:27-28,“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them: Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Note: The Bible does not tell how God created angels or heavenly hosts. Genesis tells how God created man (who is lower than angels) in His own image.
Gen 2:2-4,“By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.”
Note: Complete in Hebrew is kalah, which means to accomplish, cease, consume, determine, end, fail, finish; - it occurs 206 times in the Old Testament. Create in Hebrew is bara', which means to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject); to make by producing something new; - it occurs 54 times in the Old Testament. Make in Hebrew is `asah, which means to do, fashion, accomplish, work; - it occurs 2,633 times in the Old Testament. It seems when God created something new out of nothing and then He made His finished touch.
Mar 10:6, “But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.”
Note: In the beginning was not evolution, but creation. I would rather believe in God who is the Creator of the universe than arrogant scientists who do not even know the date of their deaths. Creation in Greek is ktisis, which means the act of creating, the sum or aggregate of things created; - it occurs 19 times in the New Testament. Jesus Christ confirmed the creation of man and woman by the direct act of God.
Rom 1:20, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”
Note: God is invisible because God is Spirit. God’s invisible attributes means God’s invisible nature. Eternal in Greek is aïdios which means everlasting; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament. Power in Greek is dynamis, which means inherent power, strength used to characterize the supernatural works of God; - it occurs 120 times in the New Testament. Divine nature in Greek is theiotēs, which means divinity, Godhead; - it occurs only once in the New Testament. The Bible is declaring how much of God may be known from the revelation of Himself which He has made in nature, from those vestiges of Himself which men may everywhere trace in the world around them. There are two big books about God: The Bible and nature. Man may understand God by what has been made by God. For example, when I examine a snowflake under microscope, I have some idea about the beauty and infinite power and wisdom of God. When I see a black cow that eats green grass and produces white milk, I have some idea about the wonder of creation. When I look up the infinite stars and galaxies above, I must have some idea about the eternal, invisible, majestic and omnipotent God. That is enough for me to reject totally atheism and evolution. However, only the Word of God revealed by Jesus Christ and enlightened by the Holy Spirit in my heart convinced me of my God and my Lord. The Creator is awesome and impersonal, my God and Savior is warm and personal.
1Cr 15:38，“But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.”
Note：Body in Greek is sōma, which means the living body of men, animals
and plants. The bodies of men, animals and plants are bodies terrestrial. The
bodies of the heavenly luminaries and of angels are bodies celestial. Not only
the bodies of animals and plants are distinguished between them, they are
distinguished among them. For example the body of a bird is distinguished from
the body of a fish, etc. Human body is organized into tissues, organs, and
systems. A human body is very complex; it is composed of four basic kinds of
tissue: muscular, nervous, epithelial, and connective tissue. Plant
tissues are categorized into three tissue systems: the epidermis, the ground tissue,
and the vascular tissue. Together they are called biomass.
Wish in Greek is thelō, which means to will,
have in mind, intend, purpose; - it occurs 210 times in the New
Testament. Apparently even the terrestrial and celestial bodies were made
according to the intelligent design of the Creator, as He wished. Each has a
body of its own. There is no mix-up. As of 2010, scientists have described more
than 1.7 million of the world's species of animals, plants and algae. This
tells you the complexity, diversity and enormity of animals and plants alone,
the greatness of the Creator and the limitation of human knowledge.
Act 15:7,“After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.”
Note: Make a choice in Greek is eklegomai, which means to pick out, of God choosing whom He judged fit to receive His favors; - it occurs about 21 times in the New Testament. God made a choice among the human race so that the Gospel must be preached to the Gentiles, believe and be saved. All non-Jews are Gentiles. This is the mystery of God’s saving grace, for all who have been saved are unworthy, undeserving. Through the Gospel God is calling people everywhere to repent and believe in Jesus Christ.
Rom 9:11,“For though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls,”
Note: God’s purpose was made according to His choice; the choice of God would stand. Purpose in Greek is prothesis, which means aim, intention; - it occurs 12 times in the New Testament. Choice in Greek is eklogē, which means the act of picking out, choosing, election which is due to grace; - it occurs only 7 times in the New Testament. Stand in Greek is menō, which means to remain, abide, last, endure, establish permanently; - it occurs about 120 times in the New Testament. Before you were born God knows whether you would believe in Jesus Christ or not. Predestination is predicated on predetermined council and knowledge of God.
Rom 11:28,“From the standpoint of the Gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;”
Note: Standpoint determines the relationship. Whether we are enemies or beloved depends on accepting or rejecting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Mat 9:13,“But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
Note: Learn in Greek is manthanō, which means to increase one's knowledge, to be increased in knowledge, hear, be informed, to be imbued with the knowledge; - it occurs 25 times in the New Testament. A human being has many things to learn. The most important to learn is that you are a sinner who cannot save yourself, and Jesus Christ is your Savior and the Lord. Mercy in Greek is eleos, which means the clemency of God in providing and offering to men salvation by Christ; the favor, grace and goodness of God to unworthy and sinful man; - it occurs 28 times in the New Testament. God desires mercy and not sacrifice. Righteous in Greek is dikaios, which means approved of or acceptable of God, keeping God’s commandments, just; - it occurs 81 times in the New Testament. Jesus Christ did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. Jesus Christ is calling you to follow Him; He is knocking at the door of your heart. Will you open your heart and receive Him?
C. Choice of Israel
Deu 7:7,“The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples;”
Note: Choose in Hebrew is bachar, which means to elect, decide for; - it occurs 172 times in the Old Testament. God’s choice was based on His love, God’s love for sinners – the unworthy – is the greatest mystery. God did not choose the Jews because they were in number, for they were the least of all peoples. There are more people in Shanghai alone than the nation of Israel. God chose the Elect because of their fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Deu 4:37,“And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them; and He brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power,”
Note: God loved Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, therefore He chose their descendants after them, and He brought them out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power. Love in Hebrew is 'ahab, which means God’s love to people of Israel, the seed of Abraham God’s friend. The word ‘choose’used in Hebrew in Deu 4:37 is the same original word used in Deu 7:7. God made choice of the Jews out of love for their ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We must respect God’s choice.
Eze 20:5,“Say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day when I chose Israel and raised My hand in an oath to the descendants of the house of Jacob, and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt, I raised My hand in an oath to them, saying: I am the LORD your God.”
Note: God’s choice for Israel was a most serious thing because God raised His hand in an oath. Let the enemies of Israel tremble because God is going to defend and fight for Israel. An enemy of Israel is an enemy of God.
Isa 14:1,“For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
Note: Have mercy in Hebrew is racham, which means to love, love deeply, show mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion, behold with tenderest affection; - it occurs 47 times in the Old Testament. In spite of everything, God would still choose Israel. The word ‘choose’used in Isa 14:1 is the same original word used in Deu 7:7.
God’s choice for Israel was based on His mercy on Jacob.
Act 13:17,“The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He brought them out of it.”
Note: Choose in Greek is eklegomai, which means to pick out, choose, to pick or choose out for one's self; choosing the Israelites out of many; - it occurs 21 times in the New Testament. The God of this people Israel chose their fathers and exalted them when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm He brought them out of it. I am for the Jews because they are God’s chosen people. The Promised Land which is now known as the Palestine belongs to the Jews only; no other race or people may have a claim.
Rom 11:5,“In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God's gracious choice.”
Remnant in Greek is leimma which means remainder, residue,
what is left over; - it occurs only once in the New Testament. This refers to
the Jews, the remnant of the Jews shall be saved. Whatever number of the Jews
saved is according to God’s gracious choice.
D. Choice of Jerusalem
Zec 1:17,“Again proclaim, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts: My cities shall again spread out through prosperity; The LORD will again comfort Zion, and will again choose Jerusalem.”
Note: Comfort in Hebrew is nacham, which means to feel sorry for, have pity, have compassion; - it occurs 108 times in the Old Testament. God feels sorry for Zion surrounded by enemies and will again choose Jerusalem. Throughout history God has repeatedly chosen Jerusalem, the capital of great king David. Enemies of Israel beware; God will take vengeance on those who oppress Israel. Israel, repent and accept Jesus Christ the Messiah. Israel is surrounded by enemies, the only way out is returning to God.
Zec 2:12,“And the LORD will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem.”
Note: Inheritance in Hebrew is cheleq, which means portion, share, part, lot, territory, award from God; - it occurs 66 times in the Old Testament. The Holy Land is the possession of the Lord, the inheritance of the Jews because God gave to Abraham and his descendants. God will again choose Jerusalem; no pagans can claim Jerusalem to be their capital. What should Christians do?
Psa 122:6,“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.”
Gal 4:25-26,“Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.”
Note: The present Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. The Jerusalem above belongs to the children of God (Jewish and Gentile Christians).
Rev 21:10,“And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.”
Note: Oh, the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, the eternal home of God’s children from all ages and generations, forever and ever. Oh, the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, my home, can be your home too if you will accept and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
E. Choice of People
Psa 65:4,“How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.”
Note: Goodness in Hebrew is tuwb, which means goods, good things, goodness of God (abstract); - it occurs 32 times in the Old Testament. To be satisfied in Hebrew is saba`, which means to be fulfilled, be filled, have one's fill of (have desire satisfied); - it occurs about 95 times in the Old Testament. The children of God will be satisfied with the goodness of God now and hereafter.
Jhn 6:70,“Jesus answered them: Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?”
Note: Choose in Greek is eklegomai, which means to pick out, choose, to pick or choose out for one's self, pick one from among many; - it occurs 21 times in the Old Testament. Judas was picked because God knew from the beginning he was going to betray Jesus. There is no one more evil ever existed than Judas because the Lord called him a devil. Devil in Greek is diabolos, which means a person who resembles the devil in mind and will; applying to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him; - it occurs 38 times in the New Testament. All enemies of the cross act the part of and side with the devil, including false prophets, false teachers and false brothers.
1Jo 3:1,“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.”
Bestow in Greek is didōmi,
which means to give something to someone, let have, grant, give
as a gift; - it occurs 413 times in the New Testament. God’s love to
sinners is a gift. To be children of God is a privilege granted to all who come
to Jesus Christ for salvation. Christians do not belong to the world; the world
did not know Christ. Christians have three enemies: the self, world, and Satan.
E. Choice of Disciples
Jhn 15:16,“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
Appoint in Greek is tithēmi, which means to ordain, appoint for one’s use; - it occurs 96 times in the New Testament. Jesus Christ chose and ordained the Twelve Apostles which no one can claim. Jesus Christ also chooses and ordains people today to preach the Gospel to all creatures. If you are a Christian, the Lord has something for your life to do, ask Him and find out. Blessed is the person who knows what Christ wants him to do for his/her life and do it.
Mar 13:20,“And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.”
Note: The great tribulation coming upon the world will be most horrible. Christians do not wait for the Great Tribulation, Christians be prepared for the Rapture to be caught up to meet the Lord in the space.
Jhn 15:19,“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”
Note: If you are corrupt Wall Street executives, officials, doctors and hospital owners and lawyers who defraud, you are of the world. The rich and powerful who rule the world today are not Christians; they are agents of the ruler of this world. Love in Greek is phileō, which means to be friendly to, hold affection for, hold dear; - it occurs 25 times in the New Testament. The insiders are the children of this world. The world loves you because you belong to the world. The world loves the rich and powerful because they belong to the world. Hate in Greek is miseō, which means to treat with hatred, detest, slight, dislike; - it occurs 42 times in the New Testament. Smokers love smokers, drinkers love drinkers; drug addicts love drug addicts, etc. Smokers do not like non-smokers, drinkers do not like non-drinkers, drug addicts do not like non-addicts, etc. The people of the establishment are of the world and the world love them. No preachers or Christians can belong to the establishment of the world. Hbr 11:13,“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” The Old Testament and the New Testament saints were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. I am a citizen of heaven. God's elect are strangers in the world. 1Pe 2:11, “Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.”
If you love money, power and lust – you belong to this world.
Act 15:7,“And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the Gospel and believe.”
Note: Jews or non-Jews, those who hear the word of the Gospel and believe are chosen people of God.
Eph 1:4,“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,”
Note: The choice of God was made before the foundation of the world. If you are a Christian, God knew you before the world began. To live a Christian life is to be holy and without blame before God in love.
2Th 2:13, “But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,”
Note: Choose in Greek is haireō, which means to take for oneself, to prefer; - it occurs only 3 times in the New Testament. God chose Christians from the beginning. Salvation in Greek is sōtēria, which means Messianic deliverance, present and future salvation of all true Christians; - it occurs about 45 times in the New Testament. The present salvation of Christians is the salvation of souls, the forgiveness of sins. The future salvation is the redemption of the bodies, to be transformed into spiritual and glorious bodies fit for heaven and eternity. The process of salvation entails sanctification by the Holy Spirit and belief in the truth. The moment you believe in the truth of Jesus Christ, the Savior, the Holy Spirit enters into your heart, sanctifies you and gives you a new life. Sanctification in Greek is hagiasmos, which means consecration, purification, sanctification of heart and life wrought by the Holy Spirit; - it occurs only 10 times in the New Testament. As the precious blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin, so the Holy Spirit gives us a divine nature. Believers in Christ are partakers of the divine nature. Sanctification can be understood as positional and conditional. A believer is sanctified in Christ once and for all positionally as a child of God as if he has never sinned. The condition of the world is sinful and dirty, so every believer must be sanctified day by day by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. No saint is perfect in this world.
1Cr 1:27,“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.”
Note: The wise of the world are unbelieving scientists and scholars of prestigious universities, the strong of the world are the rich and powerful who rule the world – the establishment. As I study Wall Street, Washington and Hollywood, the more I understand how worldly wise they are; but what they have done are shameful things in the sight of God.
Act 13:2, “While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said: Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Note: Set apart in Greek is aphorizō, which means to appoint, set apart for some purpose; - it occurs only 10 times in the New Testament. The Holy Spirit has set apart the servants of the Lord which you may not find in a cathedral, megachurch, palace, seat of power, or prestigious institution.
Act 16:10, “When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the Gospel to them.”
Note: The Lord calls believers to preach the Gospel to every human being. Vision in Greek is horama, which means that which is seen, spectacle, a sight divinely granted in an ecstasy or in a sleep; - it occurs only 12 times in the New Testament. The vision of the church of Christ is to evangelize the world. The vision of corrupt churches and preachers is to get rich.
Rom 1:7,“To all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Note: Saints in Greek is hagios, which means Christians as those whom God has selected; - it occurs 229 times in the New Testament. Apostle Paul was writing a letter to all were beloved of God in Rome, called as saints; not what Roman Catholicism calls as dead persons who were canonized by a pope. All believers who were saved by the blood of Christ are saints. There are dead saints who have slept in Christ, and there are living saints who are still alive on earth even today. Believers, dead or alive, are called to be saints. Every Christian is a saint.
1Cr 1:9, “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Note: Fellowship in Greek is koinōnia, which means association, community, communion, joint participation, sharing; - it occurs 20 times in the New Testament. To have fellowship with Christ is to obtain fellowship or sharing in the dignity and blessings of the Son of God. To have fellowship with Christ is to partake the divine nature and participate in the sufferings of Christ.
Eph 4:4,“There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;”
Note: All believers of all times, past, present and future make up the body of Christ and having one Spirit and one hope.
1Th 4:7,“For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.”
2Th 2:14,“It was for this He called you through our Gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Note: The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings hope for believers to gain glory.
1Ti 6:12,“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
Note: Christians are called to fight the good fight of faith. The Christian faith is something worth to fight for.
2Ti 1:9,“Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,”
Note: Salvation is a holy calling, granted to believers in Christ Jesus from and for all eternity.
Hbr 9:15,“For this reason He is the Mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.”
Note: Christ is the Mediator for the redemption of our transgressions and the promise of the eternal inheritance. The Paradise of God is our eternal inheritance.
1Pe 2:9, “But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
Note: Christians are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, out of darkness into His marvelous light. Something is wrong with you if you value your earthly citizenship more than and above the heavenly citizenship. The nations of the world will pass away; the Holy Nation or the Kingdom of God will stand forever.
1Pe 2:21,“For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,”
Note: Christ suffered for believers so that believers may follow in His steps to suffer for Christ.
1Pe 3:9,“Not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.”
Note: Revenge does not become of a Christian. If you are a warmonger or hegemonist or terrorist, do not fancy you are a Christian.
1Pe 5:10,“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.”
Note: If you suffer for Christ, you will glory with Christ.
Rev 17:14,“These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
Final victory belongs to Christ, the Lord of lords and King of kings, and His
chosen and faithful ones. Now you should understand God has chosen Christians
who do not belong to this world. If you belong to this world, you are not
children of God.
F. Choice of individuals
Bible shows God chose many individuals, we just present some of them as
Neh 9:7,“You are the LORD God, Who chose Abram, and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans, and gave him the name Abraham;”
Note: Abraham was a historical figure, the patriarch or founder of the Jewish nation.
Hbr 6:13,“For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,”
Note: Make promise in Greek is epaggellomai, which means to announce that one is about to do or furnish something, give a promise to one; - it occurs 15 times in the New Testament. Abraham was somebody, the only man in history who was called the friend of God. God made promise to Abraham most seriously, He swore by Himself.
Jam 2:23,”And the Scripture was fulfilled which says: AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and he was called the friend of God.”
Abraham sets an example how God was pleased with him because he believed God.
God counted Abraham as righteous or not guilt. Abraham was given an honor no
one has ever had, the friend of God.
Psa 78:70,“He also chose David His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;”
Note: God chose David, a very important and interesting person in the history of mankind.
2Sa 6:21,“So David said to Michal: It was before the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the LORD.”
Note: There was nothing considered undignified to dance and play music before the Lord. To David it was not any humiliation to exalt the Lord by lowering himself. David was grateful for his humble beginning from the sheepfolds God lifted him up to be ruler and king over Israel, while the daughter of Saul had a wrong conception and perception what was proper for a king’s behavior. You wonder why David was a man after God’s own heart. As Samuel declares to Saul,
1Sa 13:14 "But now your kingdom shall not endure. The LORD has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.”
1Ki 8:16,“Since the day that I brought My people Israel out of Egypt, I have chosen no city from any tribe of Israel in which to build a house, that My name might be there; but I chose David to be over My people Israel.”
I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, because I have made him
ruler all the days of his life for the sake of My servant David, whom I chose because he kept My commandments and My statutes.”
Luk 6:13,“And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:”
Note: Apostle in Greek is apostolos, which means a delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders, specifically applied to the twelve apostles of Christ; - it occurs 81 times in the New Testament. Apostles were the twelve disciples whom Christ selected, out of the multitudes of His followers, to be His constant companions and the heralds to proclaim to men the Kingdom of God. There are no more apostles since the Twelve, Judas lost his and replaced by Paul.
Rev 21:14,“Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations,
and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” The twelve apostles will have
honor and glory that no other individuals can have for eternity.
Act 6:5,“And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch,”
Note: Stephen was no ordinary believer; he was a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit. Stephen did great wonders and signs among the people, but Stephen did not speak in tongues. This is one of many examples that the filling of the Holy Spirit does not inevitably lead to speaking in tongues as the Pentecostal church teaches falsely. Stephen was the first known martyr recorded in the New Testament. Stephen gave a powerful synoptic sermon on the spiritual history of Israel. When Stephen was being stoned nearly to death,
7:56,“And said: Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man
standing at the right hand of God!” This was most unusual because the Son of
God usually sitting at the right hand of God. This time Jesus Christ was
standing at the right hand of God to welcome Stephen home. The terrible
unbelieving crowd stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord to stone
Stephen to death. No one knows who will be sitting at the right and left hand
of Jesus Christ. In my opinion, three persons could be the candidates, namely:
John, Stephen and Paul.
Rom 1:1,“Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the Gospel of God,”
Note: Clearly, Paul was called as an apostle to replace Judas the traitor.
Gal 1:15, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.”
Note: Paul was not only called as an apostle, God was pleased to separate him from his mother’s womb. If any man today claims that he was separated from his mother’s womb for the Gospel, he must have lied. In my opinion Paul was the greatest apostle for two reasons: Paul suffered more for Christ than any other apostle, and Paul wrote most of the New Testament even Peter acknowledged
2Pe 3:16,“Speaking of this as he (Paul) does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.”
1Cr 1:1,“Paul, called as an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother.”
There are so many occupational preachers and professional preachers for fortune
and glory today, not many preachers called by the will of God. I have known
many preachers in my life; I can honestly say Wang Ming Tao was one called by
the will of God even though imperfect. The meeting with Wang Ming Tao took place
on my birthday; it was a present from God to me most unexpectedly. My good
friend J. Arthur Mouw was truly called
a missionary to Borneo. It had been my privilege
and pleasure to know him and present him as the most outstanding missionary to
an audience in a missionary fellowship meeting.
2. God does whatever He pleases.
Psa 115:3,“But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.”
Note: By choice God does whatever He pleases, for no one is greater or more powerful to stop Him. For no one is greater or more powerful than God, so God does not have to please anyone. God does whatever pleases Himself. God does not consult anyone.
2Ch 6:5,“Since the day that I brought My people out of the land of Egypt, I have chosen no city from any tribe of Israel in which to build a house, that My name might be there, nor did I choose any man to be a ruler over My people Israel.”
Note: Jerusalem was later a city chosen by God. David was later chosen by God to be ruler of His people Israel.
Num 16:5,“And he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying: Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him. That one whom He chooses He will cause to come near to Him.”
Note: God chose Moses and Aaron,
Num 16:27,“So they got away from around the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, their sons, and their little children.”
Num 16:32,“And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.”
Num 16:40,“To be a memorial to the children of Israel that no outsider, who is not a descendant of Aaron, should come near to offer incense before the LORD, that he might not become like Korah and his companions, just as the LORD had said to him through Moses.”
Num 16:49, “Now those who died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died in the Korah incident.”
“And the rod of the man whom I choose shall sprout;
thus I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the people of Israel, which
they murmur against you.” Those who rebelled, perished.
A. God will not act wickedly.
Job 34:12,“Surely, God will not act wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.”
Note: Justice in Hebrew is mishpat, which means judgment, right, rectitude, due process of law, right judgment; - it occurs 421 times in the Old Testament. Pervert in Hebrew is `avath, which means to bend, make crooked, falsify, subvert; - it occurs only 11 times in the Old Testament. To pervert justice is to bend, falsify or subvert justice. There are things God will do and will not do by His choice. God will not act wickedly and will not pervert justice. It is a wicked act and perversion of justice for Wall Street to create an economic and financial crisis beginning in 2008 to loot the world more than $50 trillion dollars. It is a wicked act and perversion of justice to use taxpayers to bail out Wall Street executives who were responsible for mismanaging their firms into bankruptcy or insolvency and giving themselves hefty executive compensations, perks and bonuses in billions of dollars. It is a wicked act and perversion of justice to let doctors and hospital owners to continuously defraud and overcharge and bankrupt patients.
Tts 1:2,“In the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,”
Note: God cannot lie because God is holy and true. On the contrary, the devil is the father of all lies and liars. If you lie, you cannot belong to God, you belong to the devil. Most dreadful thing is politicians who claim to be Christians lied to start unjust wars that killed millions.
There are two evil forces which are responsible for 99 percent of all human problems, miseries, troubles, distresses, conflicts, wars, etc. in the world are the Islamic terrorism and American imperialism. The evil of Islamic terrorism is well-known; not many know about the evil American imperialism because the American media fools the whole world by portraying America as a good country advocating democracy, human rights, the rule of law, freedom of navigation, peace and security.
Ask yourself the following questions:
(1). Why the United States is located in North America, according to its Monroe Doctrine it does not have any legal right or legitimate interest to be in Asia Pacific. If America is for the Americans, Asia must be for the Asians. Then why the U.S. puts 65 percent of its armed forces in terms of fleets, aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, war planes, radars, missiles and anti-missiles, and more than 350,000 troops stationed at China's doorsteps?
(2). In 1971 the United States violated China's sovereignty by illegally giving the administrative control of China's Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. Not only American leaders do not right the wrong, why Obama declared the U.S. will defend Japan against China?
(3). Why the United States has defense treaties with many nations not for mutual defense, but by joining forces to attack nations that do not belong to the Axis of Evil?
(4). Why does the U.S. support Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, etc. to make false claims to China's territories in the South China Sea and the East China Sea which belong to China long before America, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, etc. have existed?
(5). Why since the infamous Opium Wars the U.S. has attacked and oppressed China, intensified in 1949 by sending the 7th Fleet to protect the defeated regime of Chiang Kai-shek, made Taiwan its colony, and sells deadly and costly weapons to Taiwan if it is not intended for the Chinese to kill Chinese?
(6). Why the U.S. has more than 700 overseas military bases to target and encircle China and Russia, although China does not have one overseas military base or one single troop stationed near the U.S.?
(7). Why the U.S. and its allies spread the rumor and broadcast the biggest lie about China's threat although China has not attacked any nation or occupied one inch of foreign territory?
(8). Why since the end of World War II the U.S. has incited and engaged in hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions which had killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world?
(9). Why the U.S. is manufacturing all kinds of fake reasons with its allies and rat and rogue nations and making all preparations to launch a war of aggression against China?
There can be only one answer: The American "pivot to Asia" policy is intended to destroy China because America cannot compete with China in economy and trade, and American leaders by hook or by crook want to maintain the sole superpower status to control and rule the world.
B. God reigns over the nations.
Psa 47:8,“God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne.
Note: Reign in Hebrew is malak, which means to be or become king, rule; - it occurs 348 times in the Old Testament. God taught Nebuchadnezzar a big lesson,
Dan 4:31-32,“While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” Empires came and went, the Most High rules in the kingdoms of men. Some mistaken philosophers think after God created the universe and mankind, it is like winding a clock, God lets go and the universe has been running on its own. False! God sits on His holy throne, He still rules over the universe.
Psa 53:2,“God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there is anyone who understands, who seeks after God.”
Do you understand that God rules the universe; you have a choice to understand
His word and seek after Him.
C. God shows no partiality.
Gal 2:6,“But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)--well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.”
The reason American government and politics are corrupted because people
worship money and power. Those who have money and power inevitably involve in sexual
immorality as political scandals demonstrate and prove again and again. A
president who did not consider oral sex an intercourse, a governor who hired
prostitutes at $5,000 an hour, a governor who has an illegitimate child, a
congressman who hired his mistress as a secretary doing nothing but sex, etc.,
etc. Money and power politics corrupt as none other. Many preachers seek
recognition and tie to the power to be. For Paul, the true apostle, people of
high reputation were nothing to him. Paul operated on the principle that God
shows no partiality. The rich and powerful contribute nothing to the
advancement of the Gospel. The rich and powerful give to the church because
they get tax deductions. Do not think because you are the leader of a nation
God will treat you in a special way. God has no affirmative action. God shows
no partiality. God does not respect any person.
D. God demonstrates His love.
Rom 5:8,“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Note: Demonstrate in Greek is synistēmi, which means to show, prove, establish, exhibit, present, commend; - it occurs about 16 times in the New Testament. Jesus Christ died for sinners on the cross is a demonstration of God’s love toward us, so that unworthy sinners may repent and believe and be saved.
Rom 8:28,“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Note: God is not only the first Cause, God for the love of His children, causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him. This Scripture explains the wonder of divine providence. Human beings have difficulty to make one thing work well, not to say all things. That is the root cause why so many governments have failed, whether claimed as democratic or dictatorial. Work together in Greek is synergeō, which means to put forth power together with and thereby to assist; - it occurs only 5 times in the New Testament. God is able to synergize all things so that they work together to achieve the good result. The life of Joseph, a son of Jacob, was a case in point. The brothers of Joseph sold him to be a slave in Egypt.
Gen 50:20, “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” Mean in Hebrew is chashab, which means to think, plan, calculate, compute, reckon, make a judgment, imagine, count, devise, purpose; - it occurs about 124 times in the Old Testament. God is able to turn the evil intention of men into something good.
1Cr 2:9,“But just as it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”
Note: The Paradise of God is not something that human eye has seen and ear has heard, or the heart of man has imagined.
1Th 5:9,“For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,”
Note: Destine in Greek is tithēmi, which means to appoint, set, fix establish, decree one to be subject of; - it occurs 96 times in the New Testament. God does not decree us to go to hell, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. If you refuse the salvation in Jesus Christ, you set yourself to wrath; you determine your eternal destruction.
1Jo 5:11,“And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”
Note: Whoever has Jesus Christ has eternal life, and whoever has not Jesus Christ does not have eternal life.
Rom 8:30,“And these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.”
This Scripture summarizes the process of eternal salvation: predestination,
calling, justification, glorification. Predestine in Greek is proorizō, which means to predetermine,
decide beforehand, predestinate, foreordain, appoint beforehand, God to decree
from eternity; - it occurs only 6 times in the New Testament. God by His
foreknowledge knew who would believe in Jesus Christ. Whom God predestined, He
also called. Those who are called accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Those who put their faith in Jesus Christ are justified. Justify in Greek is dikaioō, which means to render righteous,
count as righteous, declare; - it occurs 40 times in the New Testament.
By the law of Moses, no one can obtain the righteousness of God. By grace and
through faith in Jesus Christ who fulfilled the righteousness of God by dying
for sinners, we obtain the righteousness of God, not counted as guilty. Those
who are justified are also sanctified by the Holy Spirit in preparation for
glorification. The glorification will take place at the second coming of
Christ, when the dead in Christ will rise first, and those who are still alive
will be transformed to meet the Lord in the space. Jesus Christ will reign with
the saints forever and ever.
E． God revealed to saints.
1Cr 2:10,“For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.”
Note: Reveal in Greek is apokalyptō, which means to uncover, lay open what has been veiled or covered up, make known, make manifest, disclose what before was unknown; - it occurs about 26 times in the New Testament. Christianity is the revealed religion, not man-made; therefore, it is impossible by human wisdom and effort to find God or the way of salvation. God reveals Himself through Jesus Christ and His Word – the Bible. The Holy Spirit within leads believers into all truth.
Jam 2:5,“Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?”
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for the poor and oppressed. This is the good
news. God will soon abolish poverty and injustice. The poor of this world can
be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which God promised to those who love
Him. You can be a citizen of heaven by being born again.
F. God has appointed.
1Cr 12:28,“And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.”
The Scripture cited above provides the government of the church of Jesus Christ.
The order of ranking was determined by God. God has appointed in the church,
first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of
healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. Speaking in tongues
is the lowest of the order. The Pentecostal church makes a mistake by lifting
speaking in tongues and healing of the sick above all. Apostles are first in
the hierarchy of the church; they are now in heaven, no apostles on earth.
Second prophets, there are still few prophets on earth, the spokesmen of God
who powerfully proclaim the Word of God, not about predicting things to come. I
personally do not know any prophet God has appointed today. The prophecies of
things to come are already written in the Bible. For this reason, if a man
claims to be a prophet and makes prediction that July 21, 2011 will be the end
of the world, he is clearly a false prophet. Even angels proclaim something
contrary to what the Bible says, believers must not believe it. Teachers are
those gifted to interpret and expound the Bible rightly. People like G.
Campbell Morgan and J. C. Ryle, John Bunyan, etc. which would be rightly called
G. If God should will it.
1Pe 3:17,“For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.”
Will in Greek is thelēma, which means choice,
inclination, desire, pleasure; - it occurs 64 times in the New Testament.
The will of God is the purpose of God, what God wishes to be done by us. The
most important thing for a Christian is to do the will of God. The general will
of God applies to every believer, but the special will of God for each
Christian is different. For example, it is the general will of God for every
Christian to witness for Jesus Christ; it would be a special will if God wants
you to become a preacher. Blessed is the one who finds the will of God and do
it. What is special will of God for you, others may not be able to do. For
example, it was God’s will for virgin Mary to bear Jesus Christ the Son of God.
It was one and only. Suffer in Greek is paschō, which means to undergo evil, to be
afflicted; - it occurs 42 in
the New Testament. This is the perennial philosophical problem: Why do the
righteous suffer and the wicked prosper? Suffering is a profound problem; there
are many causes of suffering, internal and external, etc. Every sinner suffers;
every man born of a woman suffers. Since the fall of man, every human being
suffers. Here is the point: If God should will it, it is better that you suffer
for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong. Some people have
wrong idea who think if you do what is right you will not suffer. Doing right
has a price. The world is upside down. You see Wall Street executives who did
wrong and become filthy rich, just annual bonuses alone in billions of dollars.
Be that as it may, it is best you suffer for Christ. Those who share the
sufferings of Christ will share His glory also.
H. God will judge.
Ecc 3:17,“I said to myself: God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man, for a time for every matter and for every deed is there.”
Note: Judge in Hebrew is shaphat, which means to govern, vindicate, punish the guilty, execute judgment; - it occurs about 203 times in the Old Testament. Righteous in Hebrew is tsaddiyq, which means just, lawful, upright, virtuous, honest, pious; - it occurs about 206 times in the Old Testament. Wicked in Hebrew is rasha`, which means criminal, guilty one, hostile to God, guilty of sin (against God or man), unrighteous; - it occurs about 263 times in the Old Testament.
Ecc 11:9,“Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.”
Ecc 12:14,“For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.”
Isa 13:19, “And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Note: The overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah was a judgment of God.
Rom 2:16, “On the day when, according to my Gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.”
Note: Judge in Greek is krinō, which means to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong, to pronounce judgment, to subject to censure, examine and pass judgment; - it occurs 114 times in the New Testament. Secrets in Greek is kryptos, which means some things hidden, concealed; the things which men concealed (secret thoughts, desires, feelings); - it occurs 19 times in the New Testament. Secrets include secret sins, words, deeds, and thoughts. The most self-righteous people must realize that God knows your secrets and will judge you accordingly. Jesus says,
I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already
committed adultery with her in his heart.” Who can
stand before God? No one can escape God’s judgment.
3. Man has a choice.
are given choices by God to make.
A. Choice of life and death.
Deu 30:19, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;”
Note: God calls people to make a choice, to make a decision. The choice is between life and death, blessing and cursing. Life does not mean just physical life, it means eternal life. Death does not mean just physical death; it means eternal death in hell. Blessing does not mean the good things in life; it means eternal blessings in heaven. Cursing does not mean just a few calamities on earth; it means eternal doom in hell. The dichotomy is dangerously clear. If you have life, you won’t have death. If you don’t have cursing, you will have blessing. Choose in Hebrew is bachar, which means to elect, select, decide for; - it occurs 172 times in the Old Testament.
Jos 24:15,“If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Note: There is complete religious freedom, God never forces anyone. In your sight means in your judgment. Every man may act according to his judgment or view. You may act rationally and reasonably. Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve. What you must do you must do today. Choose for yourself whether you want to believe in Jesus Christ or not. For your choice will determine your life or death for eternity.
We must be careful and cautious how we decide. A wrong decision can ruin your life. It is wrong for parents to decide who their son or daughter to marry. It is wrong for parents to force their children into a career they dislike. You have the right to decide on your own life, but you do not have a right to decide on the lives of others. There are many things in the world neither you nor I can decide. You are responsible only for the things you decide, you are not responsible for things you do not have power to decide. For example, I do not want America to become an evil empire. Those who decide to make the United States an evil empire will be judged by God ultimately. No corrupt and evil leaders can escape the final judgment of God.
B. Choice of leaders.
Exd 18:21,“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.”
Note: Ability in Hebrew is chayil, which means strength, efficiency, virtue, integrity, uprightness and fitness; - it occurs 243 times in the Old Testament. Able men are men of capacity. Truth in Hebrew is 'emeth, which means probity, uprightness, integrity of mind; - it occurs 127 times in the Old Testament. Leaders must be able men who fear God, men of truth, and those who hate dishonest gain. Where can you find this kind of leaders in any government today?
Exd 18:25,“And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people: rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.”
Note: No matter what form of government, the success or failure of a nation depends on the trustworthiness and ability of its leaders. You wonder why so many nations are in trouble. Just take a good look at their leaders. Election is useless if you have to choose lesser evil all the time; and if there is no candidate that deserves your vote. Voters lose interest when you cannot find trustworthy and able leaders. Parties are useless when they serve themselves and special interests. Election, direct or indirect, does not guarantee a good government. To have a good government you need good leaders. It is a waste of time and money to vote for despicable and disgraceful leaders.
Deu 1:13,“Choose wise, understanding, and experienced men, according to your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.”
Note: Wise in Hebrew is chakam, which means wise in administration, skilful in technical work, wise ethically and spiritually; - it occurs 137 times in the Old Testament. Understanding in Hebrew is biyn, which means prudent, discerning, intelligent, discreet, skillful; - it occurs 170 times in the Old Testament. Experienced men are people who know how. It is shocking to see corrupt officials (elected or appointed) who only know how to enrich themselves and special interests, having no knowhow to manage the government effectively and efficiently.
Deu 17:15,“You may indeed set as king over you him whom the LORD your God will choose. One from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.”
Note: There are many phony Christians who use God and Christ to get them elected in order to gain power and wealth.
2Sa 16:18,“And Hushai said to Absalom: No, but whom the LORD and this people and all the men of Israel choose, his I will be, and with him I will remain.”
Note: What Hushai said was sound and true, and at that time Israel was under theocracy. No nation today is under theocracy and there is no Christian nation on earth. I cannot honestly believe the leader of any nation is whom the Lord and the people choose, in view of money and power politics practiced by so-called democratic nations.
2Ki 10:3,“Choose the best qualified of your master's sons, set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.”
Best qualified means best suitable and fit. In my lifetime I saw Richard Nixon
as best qualified and suited to be American and world leader, sad and tragic
was his downfall. After Nixon all American leaders have been disappointing and of
dismal figures. American political system rarely produced good leaders because it is corrupted by money.
Congratulations to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for winning a ringing endorsement from the German people in elections on Sunday (September 22, 2013)! It is a cause to rejoice in a world marching toward disaster and destruction. Apparently, Germans are wiser and smarter than Americans in electing their leader.
In my opinion, Chancellor Merkel is the most outstanding German leader of the 21st Century, the greatest European leader since the end of World War II. Why? Chancellor Merkel has the right policy for Germany and for the world. In 1976 when I was in Germany and other 5 most advanced European nations to conduct comparative societal studies and assessment of the Theory of Good Society, I had a dim view of Germany then. Today under the able leadership of Chancellor Merkel, Germany has become a respectable nation in the community of nations and emerging to be a powerful and positive force for peace and stability in the world. In comparison to the diabolical prime minister of Japan the Ape (beast) who is denying and revising the infamous history of Japan and persistently refused to pay war reparations and compensations to victims and their families, Germany should be awarded a seat in the U.N. Security Council; the evil empire of Japan should be kicked out of U.N. for violating the U.N. Charter in occupying China’s Diaoyu Islands and changing peace constitution to war constitution in re-militarizing Japan with the aid of the United States. The Merkel’s policy of openly cooperating with China is a reverse of American and European oppression and discrimination against China for centuries. I personally appreciate the character of Chancellor Merkel who is a smart leader but not arrogant, who is strong but not oppressive or abusive; who has abilities to make friends in comparison to other world leaders who are apt to make enemies.
At present the United States, Britain and France represent the warmongering forces. To counter the evil and negative forces, it would be good and right for Germany, Russia, and China to have constructive strategic relationship to maintain peace and stability in the world. Obama although was given a Nobel peace prize is the no. 1 threat to the world and the greatest enemy of China. Although Obama repeatedly said that he welcomes a strong and prosperous China, but his pivot to Asia policy betrays his words. Obama is arming and supporting the evil empire of Japan, rat and rogue nations of Philippines, Vietnam and others to make false claims to China’s territories in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Obama clearly displays inconsistency and demonstrates high level of hypocrisy. The world would be better and safer if the three leaders of Russia, Germany and China have strategic partnerships to maintain peace, justice and security in the world. There have been so many efforts to disparage and damage or even destroy Putin of Russia. The fact stands that Putin is the greatest leader of Russia since the end of World War II. Putin is good for Russia and necessary for the world. When Putin, Merkel and Xi stand and work together, it is the greatest deterrence to the coming war of aggression by the Axis of Evil. To counter the pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world domination sought by of America and its allies, it is right and wise for Russia and China to implement “mutual destruction” policy to assure the aggressors cannot be winners and to deter the violation of national sovereignty and territorial integrity. The old order of inciting and instigating wars of conquest and unjust military interventions should be destroyed once and for all; and the evil forces of dividing and destroying the world must be castrated and stopped for good.
I wish Chancellor Merkel of Germany well in building the strong leadership role in EU and sound economy at home. I wish President Putin of Russia well in building a stronger and richer Russia to deter aggression by maintaining balance of power in the world. I support President Xi Jinping of China in restoring and rejuvenating China to its past glory and fulfilling the Chinese dream. I have witnessed since 1985 the most spectacular successes China has achieved in the shortest period of 30 years under the paramount leadership of Deng Xiaoping that no nation on earth has ever done before. I am so sorry that the United States of America no longer has Richard Nixon or a leader like him to lead the nation.
C. Choice of fighters.
Exd 17:9,“And Moses said to Joshua: Choose for us men, and go out, fight with Amalek; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.”
Jos 8:3,“So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai; and Joshua chose thirty thousand mighty men of valor and sent them away by night.”
Soldiers must be mighty men of valor and character to fight a just war. The
world is in a big mess because of money and power politics. There is no man of
God with the rod of God in his hand. Warmongers cannot be Christians,
aggressors are children of darkness, and terrorists have no reason to exist.
D. Choice of weapons.
1Sa 17:40,“Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine.”
Today weapons of war are weapons of mass destruction. War is senseless and
sinful. So much money has been wasted on weapons and systems of weapons. Nuclear and conventional weapons all have system failures, but the weapons
of justice, fiscal responsibility and clean government will never have system failure. If all
nations do not need to spend on defense, the world would be better off. It is
un-Christian and unholy to establish military bases all over the world in order
to achieve military supremacy. Military supremacy is a tool used to dominate
and dictate the world. The nation which wants to dominate and dictate the world
will go into oblivion. For any nation the choice weapons are surplus, stable
economy, full employment, prosperity, good education, high index of happiness,
low crime rate, social stability and harmony, justice, and virtue.
E. Choice of words.
Job 9:14,“How then can I answer Him, and choose my words to reason with Him?”
Note: Word in Hebrew is dabar, which means speech, speaking, saying, utterance; - it occurs 1,439 times in the Old Testament. Words are important. Words matter.
Pro 6:2,“You are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth.”
Note: Snare in Hebrew is yaqosh, which means to lure, entice, snare, lay a snare or lure, set a trap; to be entrapped; - it occurs only 8 times in the Old Testament. Take in Hebrew is lakad, which means to capture, seize, take as captives; - it occurs 121 times in the Old Testament. How terrible, a man can be trapped or taken as captive by his own words. Many politicians, officials and executives have demonstrated the fact.
Jhn 8:47,“He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
1Ti 4:6,“If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.” The words of faith and good doctrine can nourish your heart and mind and soul.
Jam 3:2,“For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.”
Stumble in Greek is ptaiō, which means
to cause one to stumble or fall, err, make a mistake, fall into
misery, become wretched; - it occurs only 5 times in the New Testament. Perfect
in Greek is teleios, which means
nothing redundant, nothing deficient; mature; one who has reached
the proper height of virtue and integrity; - it occurs 19 times in the
New Testament. We all stumble or fail in many things. To be perfect is not to
stumble or err in word.
F. Choice of justice.
Job 34:4,“Let us choose justice for ourselves; let us know among ourselves what is good.”
Note: Justice in Hebrew is mishpat, which means judgment, right, rectitude, doing no unrighteousness; - it occurs 421 times in the Old Testament.
Psa 82:3,“Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.”
Note: Do justice in Hebrew is tsadaq, which means to be just, be righteous, be in the right; - it occurs 41 times in the Old Testament. It does not do justice to give tax cuts to the rich and powerful. Discrimination is unjust, corruption is unrighteous.
Pro 13:23,“Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, but it is swept away by lack of justice.”
Note: America used to be the richest nation on earth, it is swept away
by lack of justice in corrupt government, flawed legal system, fraudulent and predatory healthcare system, and greedy Wall Street.
Pro 16:8,“Better is a little with righteousness, than vast revenues without justice.”
Note: American deficits and debts are not due to small revenues, they are due to spending much more and greater than revenues. Spending without justice causes huge deficits and debts. Imagine bankers and executives who mismanaged their firms into bankruptcy or insolvency, not only getting $1 trillion bailout but also receiving billions in bonuses.
Mic 6:8, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
What is good: do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly. This is exactly what
hegemonists, supremacists, capitalists and terrorists would not do.
G. Choice of good.
Isa 7:15,“Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.”
Note: Refuse in Hebrew is ma'ac, which means to reject, despise, contemn; - it occurs 76 times in the Old Testament. Those who choose the good cannot help but to reject the evil. Good and evil cannot coexist.
Isa 7:16,“For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings.”
Because a child does not know good and evil and it cannot choose, I believe
under the grace of God and the redemption of Jesus Christ, all babies who die
during the innocent period go to heaven. Those who choose evil and refuse the good will go into Hell. Those who choose to reject Jesus Christ will go into Hell.
Liberal social scientists insist there is a link between poverty and morality; in other words the poor tend to commit crime by necessity. This is the foundation that Johnson Great Society was built upon. Some social scientists and scholars are afraid to be accused of racism and forced to support the premise. Any honest truth seeker should verify if the premise is true or not, realizing poverty and crime have many complex variables and relationships which make study and analysis difficult. Many so-called scientific research and studies are contaminated by conflict of interest. So many medical research and studies are paid by pharmaceutical and medical supplier companies, etc. which have vested interest in the outcome of studies.
(1). One great proof that discredited poverty directly linked to crime is the failure of the Johnson Great Society. After spending more than $1 trillion dollars by the federal, state and local governments and even with Affirmative Action – the situation of black Americans has not improved but got worse. Here are the proofs:
(A). The black prison population does not decrease.
(B). The blacks convicted of crime do not decrease.
(C). The black drug addiction population does not decrease.
(D). The black population of teenage pregnancy does not decrease.
(E). The black single-parent population does not decrease.
(F). The black population of school dropouts does not decrease.
(G). The black population of welfare recipients does not decrease.
(H). The black population on Medicaid do not decrease.
(2). The Asian poor population of convicted criminals does not increase.
(3). Although Latinos and Blacks both share the benefits of Affirmative Action and they constitute the largest groups of welfare recipients and yet they compose the majority of prison population.
(4). Wall Street executives are not poor people and yet they committed the largest looting of the world by more than $50 trillion dollars through the economic and financial crisis they created in 2008.
(5). Doctors, hospital owners and medical suppliers, etc. are not poor people and yet they defrauded healthcare costs billions of dollars annually with impunity.
(6). Some of the most honest people I have ever met in my life are poor people, and some of the most dishonest people I have known are rich and powerful people.
(7). I do not attempt to answer the question why the blacks and Latinos tend to commit crime than any other racial group. I tend to believe poverty is not necessarily linked to crime, it is culturally determined.
(8). I propose money and power have great influence on the morality of people. I have witnessed the vast majority of Chinese were poor in 1985, and yet they were the most honest and moral people in the world then. However, there are many poor peoples today in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are very dangerous criminals. Now I have witnessed China is getting richer, but the morality of Chinese people has gone down significantly.
(A). Greed changes the moral character of any people. Greedy people cannot be moral, and moral people cannot be greedy. The American capitalistic greed has infected China so much so that it brings transparent changes in the moral fiber of the Chinese society. Given the love of money, no matter people of what race will deteriorate morally. When moral deteriorates, crime multiplies. Poor people tend to be humble, rich people tend to be arrogant. In America it was known as the Cadillac Syndrome. People who drove Cadillac behave in an overpowering manner. Of course Cadillac is no longer the luxury car like BMW, Mercedes, Rolls Roy, Bentley, etc., but the effect is the same.
(B). Power also compromises one’s morality. Power is monopolistic in nature, and power corrupts people. For this reason from dictators to generals to bureaucrats, they exhibit different degrees of arrogance and abuse of power. Theory X manager is the curse of company employees. Dictators are the curse of nations. There is a symbiotic relationship between money and power. Wall Street and Washington speak loudly how money corrupts government and how power corrupts money.
Recently I met a poor Chinese woman (see Willie Wong Thought ) who refused alms because she had dignity. Crooks and criminals of Wall Street, healthcare, legal profession and government do not have dignity. After all have been said and done, the truth stands: Every human being has a choice. You are given by God a free will; you are free to determine what kind of person you want to be in spite of poverty or wealth, power or lowliness. The Bible says,
Rom 14:12, “So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.” Standing before the Judgment Seat, no one can claim minority disadvantaged or special treatment under Affirmative Action because he/she is black or a Latino or socially disadvantaged.
H. Choice of time.
Psa 75:2,“When I choose the proper time, I will judge uprightly.”
Note: Time in Hebrew is mow`ed, which means appointed time in general, a set time, a space of time; - it occurs about 223 times in the Old Testament.
Ecc 3:1-8,“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”
Note: Time in Hebrew is `eth, which means time of an event, time usual, a proper time, a certain time, a fraction of eternity; - it occurs about 296 times in the Old Testament. There is a time for everything. Blessed is the person who knows what time to do what. A Chinese proverb says, “When you are young you do not work hard, when you are old it is too late to regret.”
Ecc 3:11,“He has made everything beautiful in its time; also he has put eternity into man's mind, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”
Note: God has made everything beautiful in its time. Beautiful in Hebrew is yapheh, which means fair, handsome, pleasant, pretty, comely; - it occurs about 41 times in the Old Testament.
Psa 37:39,“But the salvation of the righteous [is] from the LORD; [He is] their strength in the time of trouble.”
Psa 50:15,“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
Whether in the time of trouble or in the day of trouble, this is God’s precious
promise. I called upon God a million times, He saved me a million times and I
cannot thank and glorify God enough.
I. Choice of wife.
Gen 6:2, “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.”
Note: Beautiful in Hebrew is towb, which means pleasant, agreeable to the
senses, goodly: - it occurs 559 times in the Old Testament. This is a
core problem of the human race: Every girl or woman wants to be beautiful. Every
man wants to marry a beautiful girl. If you choose beauty over virtue, you will regret all your life. Too much premium is put on appearance,
good looks, beauty. There is vanity in beauty, but no beauty in vanity. It is
much more important to choose a virtuous woman than a beautiful woman. American
women are doomed to unhappiness because the society values beauty more than
virtue. Every flower withers and every beautiful woman grows old. Beauty is
destroyed by age, but virtue is increased in value with age.
J. Choice of friends.
Pro 12:26,“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
Note: Friends have such an influence on friends. Wicked friends lead friends astray. The righteous should influenced the world, and not to be influenced by the world. Birds of a feather flock together. As of today, the Axis of Evil led by the United States includes Japan, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, etc. I hope the leaders of South Korea will ditch America and join forces with China against the common enemy of the evil empire of Japan. I hope the overwhelming majority of Singaporeans will order the government to cut military ties with America. I hope Malaysia, Thailand, etc. will not be willing to be used by America. There is no slightest evidence that the traitorous regime of Ma Ying-jeou has changed and decided to return to China. The leaders and members of anti-China party of Taiwan (DPP) and clearly enemies and traitors of China.
Pro 14:20,“The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich has many friends.”
Note: Friend in Hebrew is 'ahab, which means intimate one; - it occurs 208 times in the Old Testament. Friends are not made but recognized. Friendship is composed of mutual recognition and mutual commitment. When either requirement is missing, friendship is broken. The rich has many intimate friends. In America people pay attention to what fancy car you drive, how big mansion you live in, how expensive clothes you wear, etc., - the evidence of wealth compels even strangers to bow to you. Beware close friends can become enemies; enemies are unlikely to become close friends. The test of friendship is not done in prosperity, but in adversity. You will be surprised how few friends or no friend when you are in need. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Pro 16:28,“A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates the best of friends.”
Note: Perverse in Hebrew is tahpukah, which means froward, deceitful, corrupt, wicked; - it occurs only 10 times in the Old Testament. A perverse nation also sows strive, trying to divide nations into political and military blocs of friends and enemies. Western powers try to separate Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong from China. Dalai Lama is a perverse agent of the West, and a few others too.
Act 10:24,“And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends.”
Note: In the important event of expecting to hear the Word of God, Cornelius a man of position and wealth called together his relatives and close friends. Friends are important to human beings, the expression ‘relatives and close friends’has meaning and weight. It is disastrously unforgivable to love your enemies and hate your friends. In the depth of his sufferings Job said,
Job 19:14,“My relatives have failed, and my close friends have forgotten me.”
You have some conditional power to choose your mate or friend; but you have no choice over your parents, siblings, relatives, neighbors, classmates, schoolmates, supervisors, co-workers, fellow-passengers, and even fellow citizens. You need a certain amount of endurance and tolerance to survive in this unpleasant world. If I have a choice over my countrymen or neighbors, I would choose Norwegians. There are too many crooks and criminals in America. Even among the most civilized Norwegians recently there was a terrorist and mass murderer. Generally speaking Scandinavian officials and police are less corrupt or abusive of power than most nations; but if you live long enough in Scandinavia you will also meet corrupt and abusive officials. Human nature being what it is, it is fatally flawed and it does not satisfy the moral standard of God.
Pro 18:24,“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
To make friends you must be friendly. Jesus Christ is the Friend who sticks
closer than a brother. What a friend we have in Jesus. If you accept Jesus as
your Lord and Savior, He is also your Friend.
4. Some Wrong Choices.
A. Lot chose Sodom.
Gen 13:11,“Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other.”
Luk 17:28-29,“Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.”
Luk 17:32,“Remember Lot's wife.”
What happened to Lot’s wife?
Gen 19:26,“But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”
2Pe 2:6-9,“If by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes He condemned them to extinction and made them an example to those who were to be ungodly; and if He rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the licentiousness of the wicked (for by what that righteous man saw and heard as he lived among them, he was vexed in his righteous soul day after day with their lawless deeds), then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,”
To associate with the wicked is bound to ruin your life.
B. Judas betrayed the Lord.
Mat 10:4,“Simon the Canaanites, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.”
Note: Betray in Greek is paradidōmi, which means to deliver up treacherously, cause one to be taken; - it occurs about 121 times in the New Testament.
Luk 6:16,“Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.”
Note: Traitor in Greek is prodotēs, which means a betrayer; - it occurs only 3 times in the New Testament.
Luk 22:3,“And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve.”
Note: Satan entered into Judas means Judas was under complete influence of Satan, became the son of perdition.
Luk 22:47-48,“While He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said to him: Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Note: Judas was diabolical that he betrayed the Lord with a kiss. Beware who kisses you. Someone you love may turn against you. Your closest friend may betray you.
Act 1:16-19,“Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry. (Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out. And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)”
Mat 26:24,“The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.”
Jhn 17:12, "While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.”
Jhn 6:70, “Jesus answered them: Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?”
All the Scriptures cited above tell how Judas, the traitor, the son of
perdition, how wicked, and had what a tragic end. Taiwanese leaders, Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian, and Ma Ying-jeou have betrayed China. The leaders of anti-China party (DPP) of Taiwan are the worst traitors and enemies of China from inside.
C. Dimas loved this present world.
2Ti 4:10,“For Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.”
Note: Little was said about Demas, a fellow worker of Paul. Demas deserted Paul when he was a prisoner at Rome. Demas loved this present world. Love in Greek is agapaō, which means to be fond of, to love dearly, take pleasure in, set the heart on, prize above other things; - it occurs about 142 times in the New Testament. Demas loved this world dearly. Demas did not merely love the world, he loved the world dearly.
1 Jo 2:15-17,“Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.”
The three values of the world are: the lust of the flesh (sex), the lust of the
eyes (money), and the boastful pride of life (power). The love of money, power
and sex are demonstratively evident and prevalent in the West. The churches of
the West have gone to the world. The danger is not the church is in the world,
the danger is the world is in the church. Preachers of prosperity gospel
proclaim how to get rich.
5. What to choose.
cannot go through life without making any choice. Without making any choice may
be a choice itself.
A. Place of worship.
Deu 16:11,“And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your son and your daughter, your manservant and your maidservant, the Levite who is within your towns, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are among you, at the place which the LORD your God will choose, to make his name dwell there.”
Note: In the New Testament, place of worship is no longer important.
Jhn 4:20-24,“Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship. Jesus said to her: Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Note：Spirit in Greek is pneuma,
which means a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and
possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting; a life
giving Spirit; the breath of life; the essential nature of God; - it occurs
about 385 times in the New Testament. Since God is Spirit, He is omnipresent,
omnipotent, and omniscient. All man-made religions designate places of worship,
you can now worship God anywhere under the dispensation of grace. You do not
need to face which direction to worship God. God is everywhere. The most
important thing is to worship God in spirit and truth.
B. Choose life.
Deu 30:19,“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live,”
Note: Choose life means to listen to God’s Word by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Do the commandments of God.
Jhn 3:36,“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
Note: The Son means the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Savior of the world.
Jhn 6:35,“And Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Jhn 11:25,“Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”
Note: When Jesus Christ returns, those who have died in Christ will rise first from death and those who are still alive will be transformed to have glorious and spiritual and immortal bodies to meet the Lord in the space.
1Jo 5:12,“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
Col 3:4, “When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
Note: The coming of Jesus Christ is near, be ready. The power and glory of the second coming of Christ is not what we can imagine now.
I hope you choose life and not death. To believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is to choose life. To receive Jesus Christ the Son of God into your heart is to receive the eternal life. To reject Jesus Christ is to choose death. To choose death is to suffer body and soul in Hell forever.
C. Choose to serve God.
Jos 24:15,“And if you be unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Note: Serve in Hebrew is `abad, which means to work for another, serve another by labor, make oneself a servant of, worship; - it occurs 290 times in the Old Testament. To serve God is to make oneself a servant of God. To serve God is to obey His commandments and do good.
Luk 16:13,“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
Note: Serve in Greek is douleuō, which means to obey, submit to, be a slave, do service for, yield obedience to; - it occurs 25 times in the New Testament. No servant can serve two masters. We cannot serve God and mammon. Wall Street, Washington, and Hollywood people are people who serve mammon.
Col 3:24,“Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”
Note: Those who serve the Lord Christ will receive the reward of the inheritance. The reward of the inheritance is eternal life in the Paradise of God for eternity.
2Ti 1:3,“I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day,”
Note: Serve here in Greek is latreuō, which means to minister to, render religious service or homage, worship; - it occurs 21 times in the New Testament. A clear conscience is a good conscience and a clean conscience. Those who preach the Gospel and become rich do not serve God with a clear conscience.
Jhn 6:68,“Simon Peter answered Him: Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.”
Note: There is no alternative to the words of eternal life. Hell is not an option. Eternal punishment is not an option.
Phl 1:21-25，“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,”
For to Paul, the life that which Paul lived in an earthly body, the aim, cause,
goal of his life was Christ. Christ was the reason why he lived. If you live
for Christ, to die is gain. Christians do not live for the sake of living; we
live with the purpose of serving Christ. Servants of Christ live and labor so
that those who do not know Christ may hear the Gospel and be saved, and other
members of Christ may have progress and joy in the faith. You can live for
Christ no matter how you make a living, be it a janitor, street cleaner, cook,
baby sitter, engineer, or doctor, etc. If you are a doctor who defrauds and
overcharges patients, not only you do not live for Christ, you are not even a
Christian. If Christ is living and operative in you, it is
impossible for you to become a warmonger, capitalist, imperialist, terrorist,
corrupt official, greedy executive, predatory lawyer, etc. It is impossible for
a child of God to be moved by the love of money, power and sex.
D. Choose what is right.
us choose what is right; let us determine among
ourselves what is good.”
What is right in Hebrew is mishpat, which means justice, that which is just; - it occurs about 421 times in
the Old Testament. Good in Hebrew is towb, which means kind, pleasant, excellent,
appropriate, becoming; - it occurs about 559 in the Old Testament. What is right is also good,
what is good must be right. Let us choose what is right and good. It is right
and good to believe in Jesus Christ and serve Him with a clear conscience. American leaders who choose to dominate the world, choose what is wrong and will lead America to destruction.
Pro 3:31,“Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways;”
Note: Do not envy or admire the rich and powerful people of the world.
3Jo 1:11,“Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.”
Imitate in Greek is mimeomai, which means to copy, follow, mimic, emulate; - it
occurs only 4 times in the New Testament. Evil in Greek is kakos, which means of a
bad nature, base, wrong, wicked, troublesome, injurious, pernicious,
destructive, baneful, bad predominantly in the sense of worthless, morally bad;
- it occurs 51 times in the New Testament. Good in Greek is agathos, which means what is upright, honorable and
acceptable to God; free from guile; - it occurs about 102 times in the New
Testament. Wall Street, Washington, and Hollywood have done so
much evil. He who does evil has not seen God. He who does good is of God. You
have a choice. The biggest choice is between good and evil, life and death. To choose Christ as your Lord and Savior is to choose life. Would you accept Lord Jesus as your Savior? The choice is yours.
Now you have a choice. Now is the time of acceptance. Today is the day of salvation. Would you do it now? Choose Jesus Christ is to choose life, eternal life.
May 3, 2016
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