LEARNING

Life is the biggest lesson, or the biggest lesson of lessons.

Deu 4:10,“Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, when the LORD said to me: Assemble the people to Me, that I may let them listen to My words so they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.”

Note: Learn in Hebrew is lamad  which means to be instructed, to be trained, receive instruction, to be taught; - it occurs 86 times in the Old Testament. The first step of learning is to listen. Listen in Hebrew is shama` which means to hear with attention or interest, obey, give heed, attend to; - it occurs 1159 times in the Old Testament. The first lesson of life as a human being it to learn to fear God. Fear in Hebrew is yare' which means to revere, be afraid, stand in awe of; - it occurs 314 times in the Old Testament. The first lesson of a child is to obey his parents. A godly person lives on the earth to listen to God’s words and fear Him. An ungodly person rejects the Word of God and disobeys Him. There is only one choice: to be godly or ungodly. Godly people not only listen to God’s words and fear God; they also teach their children the same.

Jer 35:13,“This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem: Will you not learn a lesson and obey My words? declares the LORD.”

Note: To learn means to take or receive instruction. Life is an educational process. Education is a learning process. To be educated is not only learning what you do not know, but to be what you can be. Learning is a process of becoming, becoming the best you can be. Being is what you are. Becoming is being what you should be.

A commercial ad by educational institutions to teach what students to learn by memorizing meaningless letters and numbers to boost their intelligence is an exercise of futility and a money-making gimmick. To be able to remember what you have seen rows of numbers and letters do not improve your mental capacity a bit. Remembering meaningless letters and numbers you see on the screen does not improve your mental ability one bit. Nowadays education becomes a big money-making industry of teaching many useless things granting many worthless degrees.

There are three groups of learner: the quick learners, the moderate learners, and the slow learners. 

Hbr 5:11,“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.” There are also three groups of students, the upper group of 25 percent learn quickly; the middle group consisting of 60 percent of students needs to be instructed to learn; the bottom group of 15 percent is slow learners and they do not make to the university.

Rev 14:3,“And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.”

Note: In the sciences of the world, there are many who do not learn well. In spiritual matters, there are things impossible for the ungodly to learn. You need the Holy Spirit to learn divine things. For this reason unbelieving scientists and scholars are totally ignorant about the things of God. They have a hard time to learn what is visible, it is impossible for them to learn the invisible.
There are four types of book. Books that indulge you are bad; books that inform you are useful; books that instruct you are good; and books that inspire you are great. All good books and great books are human. If I read a great book several times, it begins to tire me. The Bible is divine, the greatest of all books. I have studied the Bible more than 100 times and still it does not make me tired or weary. Every time I read the Bible over again, I receive new revelation and inspiration. The Bible has the most instructive history, the most fascinating biography, the sweetest poetry, the most inspiring message, the most comfortable counsel, the most soul-searching prayer, the greatest sermon, the purest wisdom, the truest knowledge, and the powerful Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Book of all books is God’s Word, the Eternal Word of God. You can find out for yourself.

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.

During the state visit and tour of America and UN (September 22-29, 2015) by President Xi Jinping, President Xi achieved spectacular successes unprecedented by recent world leaders with enduring consequences and positive implications in winning the approval and support of the governors of states, big business executives, and the public in Seattle; winning the approval and support of the American public in Washington, D.C. and winning the approval and support of the members of the United Nations, except Japan and Philippines, etc. President has effectively presented sound and sophisticated economic and political philosophy, practical programs and projects that will have greatest impacts on world development and peace for years to come. The year 2015 sets a milestone for the world. It is an unprecedented diplomatic triumph and world political revolution in the making. It appears to me, President Xi is emerging as a great Chinese leader chronologically and historically on a par in the China’s pantheons with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. History is unfolding what President Xi has achieved and is achieving and will be achieving which may have world-wide impact. America appears to be dressed up in sheep’s clothing looking meek and tame, but its fox tail can be seen by the hostile congress which did not invite President Xi to speak, but did invite the evil prime minister of Japan who denies Japanese war crimes and atrocities. Birds of a feather flock together. The fundamentals of America, Japan and Philippines do not change until they are forced to change by the powerful tide of world opinion.

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.

1.   The importance of learning.

Ezr 8:16,“So I summoned Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, who were leaders, and Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of learning.”

Note: Men of learning are men who have discernment, insight, and understanding. Leaders cannot be men of ignorance. Woe to the nation whose leaders are ignorant of the fact that you cannot spend what you do not have. To solve problem is not to pour money into the black hole. To create jobs is not necessarily to spend hundreds of billions more to increase the deficits and national debt. America can create jobs without spending money; for example, to practice open trade, to remove trade restrictions, to do away with export control, etc. To save money is to stop spending unnecessarily or needlessly. Withdraw from foreign wars and close all overseas military bases can save hundreds of trillions. Shrink the government and cut down high wages, benefits and pension of public employees can save billions and billions. It is not in American interest nor it is American business to waste money on nation building of useless and worthless nations of crime and violence. Foreign wars and foreign nation building waste American taxpayers’money to make special interests very rich. Put the money in rebuilding the infrastructure can immediately create millions of jobs. To have supremacists, imperialists and hegemonists as leaders is a disaster to any nation. Those who have not learned from history are doomed to repeat it.

Job 34:2,“Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning.”

Note: No man was born wise, men need to learn. Learning can make men wise. Men of learning are not necessarily wise; wise men are necessarily men of learning.

Pro 1:5,“A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.”

Note: Willingness to listen is a first step to learning. Learning in Hebrew is leqach which means teaching, insight, instruction, knowledge; - it occurs only 9 times in the Old Testament. To understand in Hebrew is biyn which means to perceive, discern, know with the mind, have discernment, insight; - it occurs 170 times in the Old Testament. Wise counsel in Hebrew is tachbulah which means good advice, guidance, direction, sound suggestion; - it occurs only 6 times in the Old Testament. By listening to a wise man will increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.

Isa 40:28,“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.”

Note: God’s understanding is inscrutable. Inscrutable means unsearchable, that cannot be searched out.

Luk 10:24,“For I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.”

Note: What the people during Jesus’time saw in Jesus was what many prophets and kings had desired to see and did not see; what they heard from the mouth of Jesus was what many prophets and kings had desired to hear and did not hear it. So how much more important it is to study the four Gospels than the old prophecies and histories of the past.

Mat 5:21-22,“You have heard that it was said to those of old: You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother: Raca! shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says: You fool! shall be in danger of hell fire.”

Note: What Jesus says is much more important than what Moses and prophets of old said because what Jesus said God said. If you want to learn the Scriptures, may I suggest you study the Gospel of John first, then Romans, then Matthew to Revelation. Repeat the cycle because Jesus Christ is the central message of the Bible; if you miss Jesus in the Bible, you miss everything. There is no doubt the Old Testament is also the Word of God; but not all books of the Bible are equally important just as some stars in the sky are brighter than others. 

1Cr 15:41,“There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.” 

2Pe 1:19,“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.”

Note: Do not miss the Morning Star – Jesus Christ to rise in your hearts.

Jhn 7:15,“The Jews were amazed and asked: How did this man get such learning without having studied?”

Note: To learn in Greek is manthanō  which means to increase one's knowledge, imbue with knowledge; - it occurs 25 times in the New Testament. Every human being is born stupid, except Jesus who was the Son of God. Man does not have pre-existence; man exists only the moment he is born. Jesus Christ is the Self-Existent God who came to the world from heaven – God who became Man, He existed before He was born of a virgin called Mary. The conception of Jesus was immaculate because He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, sinless.

Act 7:22,“Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.”

Note:  Educate in Greek is paideuō which means to be instructed or taught or learn; - it occurs 13 times in the New Testament. Learning in Greek is sophia which means the knowledge of very diverse matters, wisdom, broad and full intelligence, varied knowledge of things human and divine, science; - it occurs 51 times in the New Testament. Moses was educated or trained in broad and full range of science and knowledge and wisdom of the Egyptians. A well educated person who has the highest learning must be a man of power in words and deeds. A man of power is an able man, excelling in words and deeds. Word in Greek is logos which means speech, the act of speaking, the faculty of speech, skill in command of words; the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating; - it occurs 330 times in the New Testament. To articulate in words one must first put together in thought, gathered together in the mind. To speak clearly one must think clearly. A powerful speaker must first be a powerful thinker. Deed in Greek is ergon which means that which one undertakes to do, enterprise, undertaking, any thing accomplished, an act, thing done; - it occurs 176 times in the New Testament. The final test of ability is not in the talking or thinking, but in the doing. Great men in history were distinguished in words and deeds and the thoughts behind them.

Act 26:24,“While Paul was saying this in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice: Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you mad.”

Note: Learning here in Greek is gramma which means letters, writings, fundamentals or rudiments of learning; - it occurs 15 times in the New Testament. There is some grain of truth that genius is borderline madness. The learning of the world may be driving people mad such as believing in the scientific myth of evolution or big bang. The learning of the Word of God makes man wise to salvation. 

2Ti 3:15,“And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise leading to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

2Ti 3:7,“Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Note: Learning enables a person to arrive at something. Learning comes to a special knowledge. Learning the Scriptures comes to the knowledge of Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior. Come in Greek is erchomai which means to come from one place to another; - it occurs 643 times in the New Testament. Metaphorically speaking learning enables you to come from a lower place of knowledge to arrive at a higher place of knowledge. When a student realizes he comes to something better and greater, his whole life is transformed and how elated he becomes. A teacher is a failure if he does not lift up students to higher knowledge and skill. A good learner will go some place.

Hbr 5:11-14,“About this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need some one to teach you again the first principles of God's word. You need milk, not solid food; for every one who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their faculties trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.”

Note: Dull in Greek is nōthros which means slow, sluggish, indolent, languid; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament. A dull person has difficulty to apprehend instruction. Dull of hearing makes one a slow learner, unskilled and immature. Mature in Greek is teleios which means full grown, adult, of full age, complete and wanting nothing; - it occurs 19 times in the New Testament. Mature persons are having attained the full limits of stature, strength, and mental power within their reach.

If the Chinese students had learned the truth that USC is a low grade private university and its location is one of the most dangerous areas in Los Angeles, they would not have gone there to study, and they might have not died.

2.   The purpose of learning.

What you learn will determine its purpose. If you learn war, it cannot be for spiritual purposes. Killing people is inhuman. Even in a war of self-defense such as World War II, it was awful and brutal and millions died needlessly. It is increasingly clear, that learning the law is not to serve justice but to pervert justice as many corrupt lawyers and judges have demonstrated. Learning business management is not to create jobs and benefit the people, as Wall Street executives have demonstrated in creating the economic and financial crisis beginning in 2008 which looted the world more than $50 trillion dollars. Learning medicine is not to heal the sick and alleviate pain and misery, healthcare is the largest blood-sucking machine for doctors and hospital owners, drugmakers and insurance companies and medical suppliers to gouge and defraud patients and government more than $2.5 trillion annually. If you learn how to pray, it has spiritual purposes. If you learn to do good and practice the truth, it has spiritual dimension of permanent value.

ASpiritual purpose.

Gen 24:21,“The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the LORD had prospered his journey or not.”

Note: To gaze is to look at intensely. This is a very vivid picture to illustrate the earnestness to find out the result of your expectation. It is an affair of success or failure. The whole purpose of the journey of Abraham’s old servant depended on it. How eager we want to know whether what we attempted succeed or not. How anxious we are whether what we prayed earnestly and God answers or not. Our eyes fix on it whether for a secular or spiritual purpose.

Act 18:25,“This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.”

Note: Schools and universities have people instructed in the way of the world. It is good for children to attend the Sunday School so that they can be instructed in the way of the Lord from childhood. It is important that teachers teach accurately the things of the Lord.

2Ti 3:16-17,“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Note: The Holy Bible is the only Textbook for believers and servants of Christ. All other religious books are false and fake.

Col 2:7,“Rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”

Note: Christians are taught to be rooted and built up in Christ and established in the faith. This is the gift of teachers in the church. In many churches and seminaries and secular universities people have been taught to forsake the right way and go astray.

Tts 1:11,“Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.”

Note: False prophets and false teachers are teaching things which they ought not. They ought not to teach homosexuality is acceptable to God.

2Ti 3:14-15,“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

Note: Believers must continue in the things which they have learned from the Holy Scriptures.

Rev 14:3,“They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.”

Note: There is a limit what the redeemed can learn. There are exceptional children of God who are given special gifts.

B.   Secular purpose.

Deu 18:9,“When you come into the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.”

Note: Homosexuality is a learned behavior, not inborn. Homosexuality is an abominable practice in the sight of God. Do not learn to do evil.

Rth 3:18,“She replied: Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest, but will settle the matter today.”

Note: It is normal for people eager to learn how the matter turns out for them in their endeavors. For example, students are eager to know how the final exams turn out for them. Job applicants are anxious to know how the job interview turns out for them. College applicants are eager to know which university has accepted them. The presidential candidates are eager to know how the election results turn out, win or lose. Suitors want to know their marriage proposals turn out for them. What you sow turns out what you reap.

1Sa 19:3,“And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak to my father about you; and if I learn anything I will tell you.”

Note: Parents are anxious to know how the search for their missing child turns out for them, safe or harmed, dead or alive. Speak to the person and you will learn what his attitude about you. You can learn about a person’s thought by what he says. Watch the color of the sky as you get out of your house; observe the color of the face of the host as you enter his house.

Ezr 4:15,“In order that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers. You will find in the book of the records and learn that this city is a rebellious city, hurtful to kings and provinces, and that sedition was stirred up in it from of old. That was why this city was laid waste.”

Note: You study the history or past event in order to learn how the records indicate the fact. By studying the past you may have a clue about the future of a person or of a city or a country. There is no future of a nation that spends what it does not have, with a liability of a large portion of population on welfare, high crime rate, large single-parent population, large prison population, and large population of drug addicts, etc.

Est 2:11,“And every day Mordecai walked in front of the court of the harem, to learn of Esther's welfare and what was happening to her.”

Note: If you care about a person, you want to know how he/she is doing.

You seek information about something or someone you are concerned or interested.

Est 4:5,“Then Esther called for Hathach, one of the king's eunuchs, who had been appointed to attend her, and ordered him to go to Mordecai to learn what this was and why it was.”

Note: Fact finding is important to an individual as well as to a nation. Some inquiries conducted in a nation is wasteful and useless because the people in power are not interested in righting the wrong, they only do it for political reasons. For example, American impeachment proceeding is a most useless and wasteful exercise of phony political process. Many politicians and officials are not interested in the truth. There are still vast majority of Americans who do not know what exactly caused the economic and financial crisis beginning in 2008 and do not know why. In spite of freedom of the press, it is very hard to learn what anything was and why it was. For example, many do not know why the United States has the most costly and ineffective healthcare system in the world. Many do not know why the United States has the largest budget deficit and highest national debt in the world...

2Ti 3:7,“Always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.”

Note: To know the facts is not easy. There are two types of knowledge: the knowable and the unknowable. Among the knowable, scientists still have infinite subjects that they do not know and cannot know enough. For example, how many species in the world, plants, animals, insects, bacteria, etc.

The main purpose of learning is to know the truth. If to know the fact is not easy, how much more difficult to learn the truth. There are physical truths and spiritual truths. Even in the areas of physical science facts to learn are unlimited from a human perspective, scientists and scholars can only search them out item by item, bit by bit. It is much easier to know the fact how many teeth a human has; it can be observed and verified. It is impossible to know how many stars in the universe because it is impossible to observe and count the infinite number of galaxies and stars in the universe. No human has the tool and time and capacity to count the stars in the universe. It is even impossible to record the infinite number of designs in snowflakes which are more accessible than the stars.

With regards to spiritual truth, scientists and scholars are totally ignorant. No one can say something does not exist just because you do not know it. Even you do not see or hear a big tree falling down in a forest, it has a noise. Reality exists not contingent on your ability to see or know. God is Spirit and therefore God is invisible. It is impossible for scientists and scholars to study the invisible, much less God the Creator of the universe – the greatest mystery.

3.   There are many kinds of learning.

Dan 1:4,“Young men without any physical defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and he ordered him to teach them the language and literature and of the Chaldeans.”

Note: Some kinds of learning are by nature and implication more important than others. Wisdom in Hebrew is chokmah which comprehends various learning, from philosophy to theology - in ancient times the word science was not invented yet. Knowledge in Hebrew is madda`  which means various discipline of the mind, factual information; - it occurs 6 times in the Old Testament. In fact, science is simply defined as organized knowledge. Language in Hebrew is lashown  which means tongue, speech of men, a system of sounds as spoken and words as written. Literature in Hebrew is cepher which means book-learning, writings having permanent value; - it occurs 184 times in the Old Testament. Language and literature are important because they are the basic tools of communication, and tools to learn knowledge and science. I am grateful that I have learned the English language from childhood. American English is the most beautiful and powerful language in the world. What I say may offend peoples of some nations. I have enormous respect for the language of Luther and Goethe. Once I planned to master the German language. In comparison to German, French and Spanish, it is my opinion English is the superior language in terms of scientific exactness in meaning, systematic in grammar, logical in word order, stylish in expression, reasonable in spelling, and majestic in tone. Chaldeans in Hebrew is Kasdiy which means the inhabitants of Chaldea, living on the lower Euphrates and Tigris, the inhabitants of Babylonia; - it occurs 80 times in the Old Testament.

Biology is by nature more important than astrology. Biology is a legitimate science except the evolution theory, while astrology is a superstition. When I was at the college I discovered three useful fields of knowledge: Bible, medicine and music. Bible teaches you the way to heaven, without the Bible you get lost in this world. Medicine teaches you how to take care of yourself and to prevent illness. Music teaches you how to be happy and enjoy yourself.

Isa 44:25,“Who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense.”

Note: There is so much nonsensical learning even at universities which is useless and worthless. For example, the dead languages of insignificant peoples no longer exist. There is no use to preserve or learn dead languages except for important archeological and historical reasons. A language died because it has lost its usefulness. It is equally useless to preserve dialects. China would do well to use Mandarin as the official language in business and government and everywhere. Let useless dialects die at home.

1Cr 14:35,“And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.

Note: There are certain subjects it is shameful to ask in public anywhere. Wives can ask their husbands. Children can ask their parents in private.

A.   Secular subjects.

Dan 1:17,“As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.”

Note: Knowledge in Hebrew is madda` which means thought, mind, scientific knowledge; - it occurs 6 times in the Old Testament. Intelligence in Hebrew is sakal which means insight, comprehension, prudence; - it occurs 63 times in the Old Testament. God gave intelligence to people in different scale and score. People who score intelligence scale high are born with it. Literature in Hebrew is cepher which means writing, book-learning, poems, history, record; - it occurs 184 times in the Old Testament. Wisdom in Hebrew is chokmah which means shrewdness, prudence, skill in various learning, good judgment, sound action; - it occurs 149 times in the Old Testament. Have understanding in Hebrew is biyn which means to discern, consider, perceive, distinguish, have discernment, insight; - it occurs 170 times in the Old Testament. Vision is Hebrew is chazown which means oracle, divine communication; - it occurs 35 times in the Old Testament. To have understanding in visions and dreams is not a secular subject; it is a divine communication which is rare today.

Question: Why divine communication is rare today?

Note: God has completed the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible. The Bible is the message of God to mankind.

2Sa 3:25,“You know Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive you and to learn of your going out and coming in and to find out all that you are doing.”

Note: Nations in particular militant nations engage in spy and intelligence activities to learn the going out and coming in of other nations and to find out all that other nations are doing.

Isa 2:4,“He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”

Mic 4:3,“He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”

Note: War in Hebrew is milchamah  which means battle, organized fight, open armed conflict; - it occurs 319 times in the Old Testament. The United States spends more money on wars than the budgets of many nations. If all the money wasted on wars and defense are used in improving the lives of the poor, hundreds of millions of peoples can be lifted up from abject poverty and the world would be better off. To learn war no more, it requires the United States to disband NATO, close all overseas military bases, withdraw all troops from foreign countries, withdraw the Pacific Fleet, void all military alliances, annul the US-Taiwan Relations Act and cease selling costly and deadly weapons to Taiwan, and stop meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.

Isa 26:10,Let grace be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn justice; in the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.”

Note: Justice in Hebrew is tsedeq which means righteousness, rightness, what is right or just or normal, rectitude; - it occurs 116 times in the Old Testament. Strangely, all the law schools, courts, law books, rule of law, and legal system are not to learn justice, but to deal unjustly and enrich the legal profession.

Jer 10:2,“Thus says the LORD: Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them.”

Note: The way of the Gentiles is against the Bible, such as sexual immorality and idolatry. There is a religion that practices polygamy. Astrology, fortune telling, fengshui, spiritism, etc. are also the way of the Gentiles which are condemned by God.

Phl 4:12,“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”

Note: Learn in Greek is manthanō which means to increase one's knowledge, to learn by use and practice, understand; - it occurs 25 times in the New Testament. Learning how to live is more difficult than learning language, mathematics and science.

1Ti 5:13, “And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.”

Note: So many women on welfare learn to be idle, unproductive and useless. The only thing they do is to engage in sex, sex with men who do not love them and do not want to support their children. The most useless women can only breed and do nothing useful for themselves and their families.

1Ti 5:6,“But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.”

Note: Men and women who live in pleasure are dead while they live.

1Ti 5:4,“But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God.”

Note: Show piety in Greek is eusebeō which means to act piously or reverently towards God and all to whom dutiful regard or reverence is due; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament. For children to take care of their parents is the act of piety, and to repay their parents is good and acceptable before God.

Tts 3:14,“Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.”

Note: Christians must learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs. You must learn to earn a living so that you will not be unfruitful. Wall Street executives are among the most useless people on earth who gamble on investors’money and earn billions a year without shame. The system is not only shameful; it is most wicked and unproductive. Unfruitful in Greek is akarpos which means without fruit, barren, not yielding what it ought to yield, contributing nothing, unproductive; - it occurs 7 times in the New Testament. Greedy Wall Street executives and corrupt politicians and parasitic bureaucrats are the most useless and fruitless people on earth.

Job 23:5,“I would learn the words which He would answer, and perceive what He would say to me.”

Note: Learn in Hebrew is yada` which means to perceive and see, find out and discern, to know, learn to know; - it occurs 947 times in the Old Testament. To learn words is to learn linguistic skills. There are three levels of knowledge: linguistic, analytical and philosophical. Linguistic skills are the basic skills, to know what is what, which is which. Analytical skills engage in differentiating and sorting out things, strengths and weaknesses, good and bad, important and unimportant. Philosophical skills make value judgment, grasp the ultimate truth and reach the wise conclusion.

You may study Anthropology, and not knowing the origin of man. You may study Astronomy, and not knowing heaven is the final home of believers. You may study Biology, and not knowing the Lord of life. You may study Geology, and not knowing the earth is the Lord’s. You may study Lithology, and not knowing Jesus the Rock of Ages. You may study Pathology, and not knowing sin is the spiritual illness. You may study Philosophy, and not knowing wisdom. You may study Theology, and yet not knowing Jesus Christ is our God and Savior. Knowledge is infinite, and there are unlimited subjects of inquiry. Science is tentative, the best organized human knowledge at a point in time and place. Wisdom is supreme and ultimate. Wisdom is to know the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, important and unimportant and take a sound course of action.

1Cr 1:24,“But to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.”

Note: All knowledge and learning are futile if you do not know that Jesus Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

B.    Sacred subjects.

(1).  Meanings of the Scripture.

Mat 9:13,“But go and learn what this means: I desire compassion, and not sacrifice, for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Note: Jesus Christ came to call sinners, not the righteous. All have sinned, there is no righteous man. Jesus Christ died on the cross for sinners so that the righteousness of God can be given freely to all who repent and come to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It is of utmost importance to learn the meanings of the Scriptures. The sacrifices offered by human beings cannot atone for their sins, so Jesus Christ offered Himself once and for all with His precious blood to redeem mankind. All the offerings of lamb, sheep, and oxen cannot remove sins, but the Lamb of God took away the sin of the world.

Even the devil can quote the Scriptures to fool people. The consequence of learning the wrong meaning or wrong interpretation of the Scripture may ruin your life. For example, the Catholic Church misunderstands what Jesus says, Mat 16:18,“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” The Catholics believe Peter is the rock. The Bible says, 1Cr 10:4,“And all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.”

Note: The Rock is Christ, not Peter. Christ builds His church upon Himself.

Isa 29:24,“These also who erred in spirit will come to understanding, and those who complained will learn doctrine."

Note: Doctrine in Hebrew is leqach which means instruction, Biblical teaching, sacred learning; - it occurs 9 times in the Old Testament. If you learn the doctrine of the Bible, you will not err in spirit.

1Ti 4:6,“In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.”

Note: Doctrine in Greek is didaskalia which means instruction, Biblical teaching, precepts, that which is taught concerning the faith; - it occurs 21 times in the New Testament.

1Cr 4:6,“Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other.”

Note: Christians must not indulge in thinking or speaking beyond what is written in the Bible.

Rom 15:4,“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”

Note: The Bible was written for our learning. The study of Scriptures gives patience and comfort.

(2).   Righteousness.

Isa 26:9-10,“With my soul I have desired You in the night, yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Let grace be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.”

Note: Righteousness in Hebrew is tsedeq which means justice, rightness, what is right or just or normal, justness, what ought to be; - it occurs 116 times in the Old Testament. Wall Street, Washington, and Hollywood have not learned righteousness. Wars of aggression and oppression are unrighteous. Greed and robbery are unrighteous. Lust and lasciviousness are unrighteous. American doctors, hospital owners, drugmakers and insurance companies and medical suppliers have not learned righteousness, otherwise they would not commit fraudulent and predatory practices that fleece and bankrupt millions of families. Those who design and practice flawed legal system have not learned righteousness.

Isa 1:16-17,“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.”

Note: To learn righteousness is to seek justice. The greatest travesty of justice is the unjust and flawed legal system that only enriches lawyers and legal profession and corrupt lawmakers and judges.

Tts 3:5,“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.”

Note: We are saved by the mercy of our God and Savior, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.

1Jo 2:29,“If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.”

1Jo 3:7,“Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.”

1Jo 3:10,“In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.”

Note: Conclusive truth, the children of God practice righteousness; the children of the devil do not practice righteousness. The practice differentiates who is of God, and who is of the devil.

(3).   Humility.

Pro 18:12,“Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, and before honor is humility.”

Note: I believe the Word of God is sure and certain. Before destruction is haughtiness of heart. American leaders are so haughty that they want to dominate and dictate the world. American lawmakers are so haughty that they passed law called the US-Taiwan Relations Act to control and undermine China. They called Taiwan an American ally although Taiwan is a province of China. They pushed to sell costly and deadly weapons to Taiwan so that the Chinese will kill each other and never have unification. They are so arrogant that they meddle in the internal affairs of China and many nations. They show no humility to all peoples, they only make threats. Three American presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson threatened to use nuclear weapons in China. Watch for the destruction of Washington if the Word of God is true. A nation has no honor without humility. The most incredible delusion is that American leaders believe in American Exceptionalism and that God makes America to rule the world. This is the most malicious, pernicious and vicious lie (MPV lie) in the world for a couple hundred years.

Act 20:19,“Serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews.”

Note: Those who serve the Lord must be clothed with humility and learn to serve with humility.

(4).   Holiness.

Exd 15:11,“Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?”

Note: Holiness in Hebrew is qodesh which means sacredness, separateness, apartness, set-apartness; - it occurs 468 times in the Old Testament. God is majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders.

2Cr 1:12,“For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.”

Note: Holiness in Greek here is haplotēs which means singleness, simplicity, sincerity, mental honesty, the virtue of one who is free from pretence and hypocrisy, freedom from pretense and dissimulation; - it occurs 8 times in the New Testament. Christians and servants of Christ must conduct themselves in holiness and godly sincerity. All insincerity is ungodly. Secular universities, Wall Street, Washington, and Hollywood display fleshly wisdom and power and deceitful riches.

2Cr 7:1,“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

Note: Holiness here in Greek is hagiōsynē which means moral purity, majesty; it occurs only 3 times in the New Testament. Holiness can be perfected in the fear of God.

Eph 4:24,“And put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”

Note: Holiness here in Greek is hosiotēs which means piety towards God, fidelity in observing the obligations of piety; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament. The likeness of God includes righteousness, holiness and the truth.

1Th 3:13,“So that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.”

Note: The motivation to be without blame in holiness is the second coming of our Lord Jesus.

Hbr 12:10,“For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.”

Note: Holiness here in this Scripture is hagiotēs which means sanctity, purity in a moral sense; - it occurs only once in the New Testament.

1Th 4:4,“That each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable.”

Note: Although the body is a secular matter, but controlling one’s own body in a way that is holy and honorable has spiritual signification. Sexual immorality and homosexuality are unholy and dishonorable practices.

(5).   Christ.

Eph 4:20,“But you did not learn Christ in this way.”

Note: Learn in Greek is manthanō which means to increase one's knowledge; - it occurs 25 times in the New Testament. You cannot learn Christ to feed the five thousand with five loaves and two fish. You cannot learn Christ to heal all kinds of sickness and disease. You cannot learn Christ to perform mighty miracles and wonders. You cannot learn Christ to turn water into wine. You cannot learn Christ to walk on water. You cannot learn Christ to calm the wind and raging sea. You cannot learn Christ to cast out all demons. You cannot learn Christ to raise the dead. To learn Christ is to be imbued with the knowledge of Christ. The most important thing for Christians is to learn Christ, learn the way of Christ.

Mat 11:29,“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.”

Note: To learn from Christ you need to take His yoke upon you. Yoke in Greek is zygos which means metaphorically of any burden or bondage; it occurs 6 times in the New Testament. The troublesome laws as imposed on one by the Mosaic law with the commands of Pharisees were a veritable yoke; as contrasted with the commands of Christ which must be submitted, but easier to be kept. Christ is gentle and humble in heart, those who take the yoke of Christ must also be gentle and humble in heart. Those who learn from Christ to be gentle and humble in heart will find rest for their souls.

Rest in Greek is anapausis which means cessation of any motion or labor, respite, blessed tranquility of soul; - it occurs 5 times in the New Testament. 

Eph 5:10,“Trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.”

Note: To learn here in this Scripture in Greek is dokimazō which means to test, examine, prove, scrutinize to see whether a thing is genuine or not; - it occurs 23 times in the New Testament. Pleasing in Greek is euarestos which means acceptable, agreeable; - it occurs 9 times in the New Testament.

Col 1:10,“That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”

Note: To please the Lord one must walk worthy of the Lord.

Col 3:20,“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.”

Note: It is well pleasing to the Lord for children to obey their parents in all things.

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.”

Mat 11:29,“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Note: To learn from Christ one must take His yoke, which is His commandment. To find rest for your souls, you need to learn to be gentle and lowly in heart like Christ.

4.   Learning is progressive and accumulative.

Pro 9:9,“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.”

Note: To learn one needs to be instructed. To have a good instructor or teacher makes the difference between heaven and earth. Blessed are those who have good teachers since childhood. An incompetent or unfit teacher ruins the lives of students. Two subjects of learning are basic: language and mathematics. There are 25 percent of top tier of children, with little help they can learn by themselves. This applies to children gifted in language or math. There are 60 percent of children need to be instructed and helped all along to learn language and math. There are 15 percent of children who do very poorly even they are taught; this group of children

do not and will not make to college and university.

Luk 2:40,“The Child grew and become strong, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.”

Note: Grow in Greek is auxanō which means to increase, become greater, develop toward maturity; - it occurs 22 times in the New Testament. The child development includes physical growth and becoming strong (physical development), increasing in wisdom (mental and social development), the grace of God (spiritual development).

Jhn 16:12,“I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.”

Note: Bear in Greek is bastazō  which means to take up, put upon one's self, carry, endure; – it occurs 27 times in the Old Testament. The revelation of God was progressive; the growth of Christian is also progressive.

2Pe 3:18,“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

Note: Grace in Greek is charis which means the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace, divine favor and lovingkindness; - it occurs 156 times in the New Testament. Christians can grow in grace of the Lord qualitatively and quantitatively. The grace of God makes possible all the spiritual blessings in Christ granted to the undeserving. Knowledge in Greek is gnōsis which means the general knowledge of Christian faith; - it occurs 29 times in the New Testament. As a believer grows in the knowledge of our Lord, he will learn the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

Eph 4:15,“But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.”

Note: The Christian growth is toward Christ, growing up in all aspects into Christ. Aspect in Greek is pas  which means everything, in all respects; - it occurs 1243 times in the New Testament. Every mode and sum of our thought, word and deed must be modeled and molded to the Head of the church, even Christ. Poor is the megachurch and cathedral which is modeled after man.

5.    What to learn.

A.   Learn the difference.

2Ch 12:8,“But they will become his slaves so that they may learn the difference between My service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.”

Note: Learn in Hebrew is yada` which means to perceive and see, find out and discern, to discriminate, distinguish; to have knowledge, be wise; learn to know; - it occurs 947 times in the Old Testament. The basic lessons in life are to differentiate a number of importance things. One needs to learn to know the difference between light and darkness, good and evil, right and wrong, God and devil, righteousness and unrighteousness, importance and unimportance, friend and foe, the holy and the unholy, children of God and children of Satan, truth and lie, wisdom and folly; etc. Of all the things you know, in fact you learn the difference among many things. You learn the difference between solid state, vaporous state and liquid state of things. You learn the difference between the secular and the sacred. You learn the difference between the temporary and the eternal. You learn the difference between light and darkness. You learn the difference between justice and injustice.  These all categories of learning are actually dichotomous learning.

Exd 8:23,“I will make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be.”

Note: God said to Pharaoh: I will make a difference between My people and your people. God set apart His people from the peoples of the world.

Exd 11:7,“But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the LORD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.”

Eze 22:26,“Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.”

Eze 44:23,“And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.”

Mal 3:18,“And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”

1Cr 7:34,“There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world--how she may please her husband.”

Note: In a secular and sexually promiscuous society, you cannot find a virgin before marriage. Even a young teenager has lost her virginity, how awful and animalistic it is.

1Cr 14:7,“Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played?”

Note: Even an infant makes a distinction in the sounds. An infant would respond to the voice of his/her mother in a way different from others. An experiment was done: An infant was put in a crib in a room asleep by itself with an old and noisy refrigerator. As the infant slept, it woke up to the noise of the old refrigerator. The infant paused to determine it was nothing but a meaningless noise, and it fell back to sleep and ignored the noise.

Rev 14:3,“And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty- four thousand who had been purchased from the earth.”

Note: There is a limit what a man can learn in whatever field, knowable and unknowable.

B.   Learn to fear God.

Deu 4:10,“How on the day that you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, the LORD said to me: Gather the people to Me, that I may let them hear My words, so that they may learn to fear Me all the days that they live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children so.”

Note: To fear in Hebrew is yare' which means to revere, be afraid, stand in awe of, respect; - it occurs 314 times in the Old Testament. The first spiritual lesson is to fear God just as the first lesson for children is to obey their parents. Believers learn to fear God. Fearing God is a lesson which must be taught. Unbelieving scientists out of their pride and arrogance learn not to fear God.

Deu 14:23,“And before the LORD your God, in the place which He will choose, to make His name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstlings of your herd and flock; that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.”

Note: Learn to fear God is to do as God has instructed.

Deu 17:19,“And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them.”

Note: Under the Mosaic law, learn to fear the Lord is to keep all the words of God’s law and statutes and do them. For example, if a man does not keep the Sabbath, he shall be put to death. Under the grace, Christians do not keep the Sabbath, and do not keep any day, but keep the commandments of Christ.

Deu 31:12-13,“Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, and be careful to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live in the land which you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

Note: The assembly of God (men, women, and children) must hear all the words of the law and learn to fear the Lord.

Question: Why the fear of the Lord is so important?

Pro 1:7,“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Pro 9:10,“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

Note: Unbelieving scientists are fools who do not have wisdom and they do not have the knowledge of the Holy One.

C.   Learn to observe God’s law.

Deu 5:1,“And Moses summoned all Israel, and said to them: Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your hearing this day, and you shall learn them and observe them carefully.”

Note: Under the old dispensation, all Israel must hear the statutes and the ordinances of God so that they shall learn them and observe them carefully. Observe in Hebrew is shamar which means to keep, guard, give heed, perform, attend to; - it occurs 468 times in the Old Testament.

Psa 119:7,“I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments.

Psa 119:71,“It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes.”

Note: Afflictions or any kind of suffering are conducive for learning God’s word.

Psa 119:73,“YOD. Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.”

Note: Pray for understanding to learn God’s word. Unbelieving scientists and scholars do not wish to learn the Word of God; they want to find out what is wrong with the Bible. We must humbly learn God’s law including His statutes, ordinances, righteous judgments, and commandments.

D.   Learn from Jesus.

Mat 11:29,“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Note: Learn in Greek is manthanō which means to increase one's knowledge, to be trained; - it occurs 25 times in the New Testament. To learn from Christ is to be imbued with the knowledge of Christ and to follow His example. To learn from Jesus is quite a different education; it will not make you rich and powerful and live a life of pleasure and luxury. To learn from Jesus you have to bear a yoke. To bear a yoke means to bear the cross. To bear the cross means you have to suffer and make sacrifice. Two characteristics Jesus singles them out to describe Himself that believers must learn. Gentle in Greek is praÿs which means mild of disposition, meek of spirit; - it occurs only 3 times in the New Testament. Humble in Greek tapeinos which means lowly in spirit, metaphorically not rising far from the ground; - it occurs 8 times in the New Testament. Do you know the devil fell from heaven? Isa 14:12-15,“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.”

Note: Lucifer in Hebrew is heylel which means light-bearer, shining one, morning star; - it occurs only once in the Old Testament. The devil was a fallen angel. God cut down the devil to the ground. The fallen angel wanted to ascend, exalt, sit on the mount, and be like the Most High.

The fallen angel said in his heart. The devil sinned in his heart before he acted out. Heart in Hebrew is lebab which means inner man, mind, will, seat of emotions and passions, center of moral character, the seat of will and purpose; - it occurs 252 times in the Old Testament. Ascend in Hebrew is `alah which means to go up, climb, rise, excel, exalt, come up before God, lift oneself; - it occurs 889 times in the Old Testament. The fallen angel wanted to ascend into heaven. Exalt in Hebrew is ruwm which means to rise, rise up, be high, be lofty, lift up, raise, set on high, magnify oneself; - it occurs 194 times in the Old Testament. The fallen angel had a throne but he was not satisfied, he wanted to exalt his throne above all other angels of God. The United States is already a great republic, but white supremacists are not satisfied and they want an empire to rule the world. Imperialists and colonialists and hegemonists and terrorists want to magnify themselves, they are the children of Lucifer. The fallen angel wanted also to sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north where God sits. The fallen angel wanted to ascend above the heights of the clouds (the highest heaven) and wanted to be like the Most High. This was how the fallen angel fell from heaven; this was how the devil tempted Eve with the unholy ambition to be like God. Many in Congress not only think they are little kings, they also act like gods and they want to rule the world. They passed laws not only for the United States; they passed laws to govern other nations. They have not learned from Jesus (many falsely claim to be Christians) to be gentle and humble in heart. They have learned from the devil to be arrogant and haughty, oppressive and abusive of power, greedy and corrupt. You do not need to demonize Wall Street, Washington and Hollywood, their actions speaks loudly for them. Their evil deeds are for the whole world to see.

Jhn 14:31,“But the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me. Come now; let us leave.”

Note: Jesus loved the Father and did exactly what the Father had commanded Him. Believers learn from Jesus and must do exactly what Christ had commanded. Thus to learn from Jesus is to learn obedience to do the will of God. Phl 2:8,“Being found in appearance as a Man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

E. Learn from nature.

Pro 30:24-31,“There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer; the rock badgers are a feeble folk, yet they make their homes in the crags; the locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks; the spider skillfully grasps with its hands, and it is in kings' palaces. There are three things which are majestic in pace, yes, four which are stately in walk: A lion, which is mighty among beasts and does not turn away from any; a greyhound, a male goat also, and a king whose troops are with him.”

Pro 6:6,“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.”

Note: Sluggard in Hebrew is `atsel which means sluggish, lazy, slothful; - it occurs 14 times in the Old Testament. Consider in Hebrew is ra'ah which means to see, look at, inspect, perceive, learn about, observe, find out, give attention to, discern; - it occurs 1313 times in the Old Testament. Way in Hebrew is derek which means manner, habit, way of living; - it occurs 705 times in the Old Testament. Be wise in Hebrew is chakam which means to be or become wise, act wisely, make wise, show oneself wise; - it occurs 27 times in the Old Testament.

Mat 13:38,“And the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one.”

Note: Just as in nature there are good seed and tares, so there are the sons of the Kingdom and the sons of the evil one. In the world there are only two kinds of people, not rich and poor, but children of God and children of the devil. Among children of the devil, the prime minister of the evil empire of Japan and his gang are the darkest, demonic and wicked children of the devil who have no sense of shame, no sense of humanity, and no sense of history and justice.

Mat 16:1-3,“The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. But He replied to them:  When it is evening, you say: It will be fair weather, for the sky is red. And in the morning, There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening. Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?”

Note: Discern in Greek is diakrinō which means to separate, make a distinction, discriminate, learn by discrimination, determine, give judgment; - it occurs 19 times in the New Testament. In fact, to have knowledge is to learn by discrimination. A doctor can discriminate smallpox from chickenpox. An expert can tell a real diamond from a cubic zirconia. A trained eye can discern a counterfeit from a real thing. Appearance in Greek is prosōpon which means the face, look, outward show; - it occurs 78 times in the New Testament. Appearance is often deceptive. Even the devil disguises himself. 

2Cr 11:14,“No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

Question: What are the signs of the times?

Mat 24:4-14,“And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying: I am the Christ, and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in many places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Have you noticed lately that earthquakes have happened in many places that people never thought would happen before? 

Another prophecy is being fulfilled – plague. Sierra Leone’s president declared a state of emergency Thursday (July 31, 2014) over the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. Ebola has infected more than 1,200 people in three West African countries, and killed close to 700 of them. 

Mat 24:32,“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.”

Note: Sometimes what you learn from nature has spiritual application and signification. Fig tree can teach you that summer is near. The signs of the time (earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, famines, pestilences, wars and rumors of wars, crimes, inhumanity, brutality, fraud, natural and man-made disasters) tell the coming of Christ is near.

Mar 13:28,“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.”

Jhn 12:24-25,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.”

Note: A grain of wheat if it does not die, it remains alone. If you love your life in this world you lose it. He who hates his life in this will keep it to life eternal. To obtain the eternal you must give up the temporal. To seek the spiritual, you must abandon the material.

Psa 103:11,“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.”

NoteNobody knows exactly how high are the heavens above the earth or how great is God’s lovingkindness toward those who fear Him

Psa 115:16,“The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, but the earth He has given to the sons of men.”

Note: God has given the earth to the sons of men because it is the only planet habitable for men. Have you ever thought if the earth was created a little closer to the sun; the earth will be burned up? If the earth was created a little further away from the sun, it would be frozen? That strongly explains the intelligent design of God’s creation.

Luk 12:54,“And He was also saying to the crowds: When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, a shower is coming, and so it turns out.”

Note: By judging from the appearance of the sky, one can learn the weather.

F.   Learn from world events.

Mat 24:3-9,“As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying: Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? And Jesus answered and said to them: See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying: I am the Christ, and will mislead many. You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in many places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.”

Mar 13:3-10, “As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately: Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled? And Jesus began to say to them: See to it that no one misleads you. Many will come in My name, saying: I am He! and will mislead many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in many places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them. The Gospel must first be preached to all the nations.”

Mar 13:29,“Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door.”

Note: All the bad happenings in the world tell clearly the second coming of the Lord is near, right at the door.

Luk 21:7-13,“They questioned Him, saying: Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place? And He said: See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying: I am He, and, the time is near. Do not go after them. When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately. Then He continued by saying to them: Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in many places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake. It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.”

The United States is on the Wrong Side of History by supporting and standing with the evil empire of Japan in robbing China's Diaoyu Islands, making Taiwan its colony, and by expanding its aggression into Asia and Europe and many parts of the world, and having killed millions and millions of innocent peoples in hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions conducted by America since the end of World War II.

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.

There are many Chinese turncoats who work as journalists and reporters for the West; they main job is to target and tarnish China by hook or by crook to please their white masters who are enemies of China. They deliberately slant the news to smear China the best they can. For example, a headline “China’s food safety reputation takes another blow.” Instead of telling the truth by focusing on the greed and immoral practices of McDonalds and KFC, Pizza Hut and other American fast food using expired beef and chicken or contaminated or adulterated meat to sell to Chinese consumers knowingly to make big profits, the Chinese traitor switched the blame on China. When I first went to China in 1985 hired by the Ministry of Education as a professor, I never met a fat Chinese man, woman or child. Today thanks to the junk food of America which has created obesity and health problems for many Chinese adults and children.

There is really no strategic relationship between China and America as there is between America and the evil empire of Japan and Philippines. All the meetings and exchanges are nothing but exercises of futility and hollow veneer to fool the Chinese leaders and Chinese people and the world. In particular military exchanges are the ploy and plot of American militarists to assess China’s military strengths and weaknesses. American leaders are walking in craftiness, and there is not one evidence of sincerity and truthfulness. The so-called US-China strategic cooperation has no truthful basis; it is simply a wishful thinking on the Chinese side. Chinese leaders and Chinese people have no reason or ground in believing or trusting American leaders who have been historically proven liars and killers since the end of World Wars II. UNLESS American leaders take the following necessary steps, Chinese leaders and people and peace-loving nations of the world CANNOT trust American leaders:

(1). Order Japan to return Diaoyu Islands to China with compensation and without further delay. It was the U.S. in 1971 that violated international law and China’s sovereignty in illegally giving administrative control of Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan in the first place. If the U.S. does not right the wrong now, there is absolutely no sincerity or verity on the part of America.

(2). Crush Japanese aggression and re-militarization now and demand Japan to acknowledge its war crimes and liabilities and start to pay for war reparations and compensations to China and Korea.

(3). Annul the illegal U.S.-Taiwan Relations Act and return Taiwan to China’s sovereignty and stop selling costly and deadly weapons to Taiwan intended for Chinese to kill Chinese. There should be no US-Taiwan relations except in trade.

(4). Close all American overseas military bases and withdraw weaponry and troops from Asia Pacific and Europe and return to North America where they belong.

(5). Cancel military alliances with the evil empire of Japan, stop arming Japan with most advanced weaponry and oppose Japanese revision of peace constitution into War Constitution and denounce defense treaty with Philippines and Vietnam which make false claims to China’s territories and loot China’s resources.

(6). Cease to interfere in China’s internal affairs in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang and stop supporting Dalai Lama and others in their subversive and destructive works inside China.

If American leaders REFUSE or UNWILLING to do the 6 measures listed above, Chinese leaders and people CANNOT afford to believe in delusion and illusion, deception and hypocrisy practiced by American leaders. China must be prepared for the inevitable war of American aggression through its agents, proxies and running dogs of Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam and Australia. If my strategic assessments were wrong, China will have nothing to lose. If my strategic assessments are right, the survival of China is at stake. China cannot afford to make a miscalculation or duped misunderstanding of American real intention which is clear as the day for all who have eyes to see. It does not require a strategist to see and know what the Axis of Evil led by America is doing in word and deed. Jesus Christ can never be wrong when He says; you shall know them by their fruits (deeds). Mat 7:17-20,“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.” Since the end of World War II, all American presidents wanted to destroy China except President Richard Nixon. American leaders produce only bad fruits, not good fruits, since the end of World War II.

It is imperative now that the United Nations censors, condemns, expels, and kicks out the evil empire of Japan as a member as well as member of all U.N. and international institutions for the following reasons:

1. Japan does not abide by the unconditional surrender agreements it signed as a war crime and defeated nation of World War II started by its aggression.

2. Japan has violated the Charter of the United Nations in denying all its war crimes, genocide of 50 million peoples (35 million Chinese and 15 million Asians), making hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Korean young women sex slaves, and unprecedented atrocities and boldly and blatantly violated human rights unprecedented in the history of mankind.

3. In view of the facts that Japan not only denies its war crimes, it deliberately distorts historical facts by revising history textbooks, whitewashing Japanese inglorious past, worshiping and glorifying Japanese convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as Japanese national heroes and true gods, and calling Japanese soldiers of aggression as fighting for peace, and shamelessly many other lies; it is necessary for the Secretary of the United Nations to list the war crimes of Japan item by item with explanations and proofs and declare and publish them to the all the members of United Nations.

4. Japan has successfully re-militarized with the American military aid to be a big threat to Asian nations once more time, likely to repeat the tragic history of World War II. Japan also has military alliances with America, Philippines, Vietnam and Australia in order to rob China’s territories and loot China’s resources in the South China Sea and the East China Sea and the Axis of Evil led by America is making all preparations to launch a war of aggression against China to destroy China's defensive nuclear capabilities.

5. It is tragic for Brazil to join hands with the evil empire of Japan in seeking the permanent Security Council seat at the U.N., China and Russia must strongly give a veto to stop the repetition of historical tragedy of monstrous proportions. Japan is not even worthy to be a member of U.N. how much more to be a member of the Security Council?

6. The U.N. needs to condemn and sanction the United States for illegally violating international law and China’s sovereignty in 1971 in illegally giving administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. The U.S. at first said it took no position on the sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands, now Obama outwitted by the evil beast of Japan says America will defend Japan against China. This is an outrageous contempt of the United Nations Charter which was formulated in principle by President Woodrow Wilson.

7. It is time for China and all peace-loving nations to condemn the evil empire of Japan and withdraw recognition and cut off diplomatic ties with the nation and people which have no reason to exist by to do evil on worldwide scale.

In modern history you cannot find any leader of any nation so abnormal, so based, so crooked, so diabolical, so evil, so facetious, so gangrenous, so hell-bent, so irresponsible, so jerky, so kinky, so lowbred, so shameless … as the prime minister of the evil empire of Japan. There is no language more precise and accurate than to use the Chinese language to describe this inhuman beast of Japan:

日本首相 – 无耻,无底洞,无法无天,无方,无济于事,无拘无束,无孔不入,

无理取闹,无聊,无名小卒,无名肿毒,无源之水,无本之木,无中生有。


日本首相有三无:无道德,无良心,无公正。

The Japanese prime minister has 3 NOs: 

NO MORALS, NO CONSCIENCE, NO JUSTICE.

The wicked Japanese prime minister is an illustrious ignoramus. He does not know the meaning of persona non grata. He is a persona non grata in China, but he shamelessly begs to see the Chinese leader. The reason is because he has discredited himself and he is despised by many for his lies and deceits and aggressive militarism. If the Chinese leader sees him, that would be considered a recognition of his illegal policy and an honor to him. He is like a leprous dog, the more people avoids him the more he wants to get close to people. Secondly, he cannot answer why he said Diaoyu Islands belong to Japan, if so, why the Japanese government pretentiously bought and nationalized Diaoyu Islands? No nation has ever bought and nationalized its own territory. China has many big sticks to strike at the Japanese leprous dog. How about reject exchange of Japanese useless yen? Cut off trade? Cut off diplomacy? Or cut off flights… Or give them three a..

The evil prime minister of Japan does not have one drop of truth in his blood, not one gram of honesty in his mind, and not one micro ounce of justice in his heart - he is so crooked and corrupt and distorted like the devil incarnated. Judas the betrayer of Jesus had more sense of right and wrong than the evil Japanese prime minister!

The current prime minister of Japan, who is the evil beast of Japan and the Hitler of Asia, has come down so low at the deepest diabolical level of an infinitely wicked demon by deliberately distorting historical fact of aggression into fighting for peace. Japanese aggressive and inhuman soldiers who died in South Pacific, the evil prime minister worshiped and glorified those troops of aggression and inhumanity as soldiers fighting for peace! Imagine all the war crimes, genocide and sex slavery and atrocities committed by Japanese militarists were done for the sake peace?! Why would any decent and honest and moral leader of any nation associate and cooperate with such a 21st century most immoral and wicked monster? Believe it or not, Obama and other American officials, the prime minister of Australia, the leprous dogs of Philippines and Vietnam are good pals and bosom friends of the most demonic and diabolical man and greatest liar of the 21st century, the evil prime minister of the evil empire of Japan. The regime of the evil prime minister is passing laws to make Japan a lawless nation of war. All the unspeakably shameless words and evil deeds of the prime minister of Japan are made possible by American support. If Japan is a wicked demon, America is the devil behind all the troubles. It is a sad commentary of the leaders of nations that shamelessly practice distortion of historical facts, walking in craftiness and boldly trampling on the truth by associating with and supporting the evil empire of Japan! If there is no judgment to come, then this is a mad, mad and wicked world not worth living. No wonder a heroic Japanese set himself on fire in protest of the evil empire of Japan changing peace constitution into war constitution and he would rather die than to live in a remilitarized Japan repeating the tragedy of World War II. The evil empire of America is responsible for 98 percent of all evils and troubles in this world; Islamic terrorists are responsible for 1 percent, and others 1 percent. It is not a world fit for human beings, it is a world controlled by demons and monsters. I tremble when I think of the coming judgment and wrath of God on the United States of America!

In the last 300 years or more the world has been dominated by European powers and American empire. During the World War II, the evil empire of Japan had caused 50 million deaths and incalculable destruction in Asia, in particular to China. Since the end of World War II American presidents had instigated hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions that killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world. The Gang of Four (America, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam) is now preparing to have a coming war of aggression against China in order to rob China’s territories and loot China’s resources in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. The world order established by American and European powers is so crooked, corrupt, convoluted, contentious, conniving, cruel, cryptic, cunning, crude, consumptive, combative and crazy – a total lack of goodness, righteousness and justice – should be overthrown and to reestablish a new world order of harmony, justice, integrity, prosperity and security. There is no place in the new world order for aggressors, warmongers, oppressors, exploiters, manipulators, dictators, imperialist, terrorist, monopolist and supremacist. 

Obama is the first American president who manufactured the biggest and blackest lie about China threat. All American presidents since the end of World War II have overtly and covertly intended to destroy China, except President Richard Nixon who assured Chairman Mao that he would not attack China. All American presidents have sought absolute military supremacy and world dictatorship. Many members of congress (house and senate) have expressed hostilities towards China without cause. Since the infamous Opium Wars, the United Stated has done many wrongs to China. China has never done anything wrong to the U.S. Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson had intent and threatened to use atomic bombs in China. In 2012 Obama openly declared China is an adversary without cause. He insisted that China plays by the same rules as everybody else. Let us examine the facts and face the truth:

1.Since the infamous Opium Wars the U.S. had killed Chinese, robbed and looted China’s national treasures now displayed in Smithsonian Institution, public and privates museums and libraries across the nation as well as in European and Japanese public and private museums and libraries worth at least $10,000 trillions plus interest.

2.In 1949 the U.S. violated international law and violated China’s sovereignty by sending the 7th Fleet to protect the defeated Chiang Kai-shek’s regime and prevented Taiwan from reunification with Mainland China to this day. In 1979 the U.S. violated international law and China’s sovereignty by passing the illegal US-Taiwan Relations Act (signed by Carter a self-proclaimed born again Christian) to colonize Taiwan and force selling costly and deadly weapons to Taiwanese so that Chinese may kill Chinese to this day.

3.In 1959 the U.S. violated international law and China’s sovereignty by aiding Dalai Lama in an armed rebellion against China, failed and fled and has ever since become the highest paid foreign agent to separate Tibet from China, incited bloody riots and self-immolations of his followers to regain power to this day.

4.In 1971 the U.S. violated international law and China’s sovereignty in illegally giving administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. At first Obama said the U.S. took no position; not only the U.S. did not right its wrong, Obama in 2014 declared to defend Japan against China. The U.S. violated international law by arming and remilitarizing Japan, changing its peace constitution into War Constitution although 4 Japanese political parties oppose it, thousands and thousands of Japanese demonstrate against it, and one Japanese set him on fire and he would rather die than to live in a warmongering Japan repeating the tragedy of World War II aggression. The U.S. has done nothing when Japanese leaders shamelessly deny its war crimes, genocide, sex slavery and unprecedented atrocities committed in World War II and refuse to pay war reparations and compensations. This does not include the destructions of Chinese national treasures, public and private properties by Japanese bombing, burning and looting.

5.Obama's “pivot to Asia” policy is the American code word for aggression and expansion into Asia Pacific, not only violated international law but also American Monroe Doctrine. By 2014 over 65 percent of American most advanced weaponry such as fleets, aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, massive radars, missiles and antimissile, war planes and unmanned planes, and more than 330,000 troops stationed at China’s doorsteps poised to strike at China’s nuclear capability from its 700 overseas military bases all over the world to encircle China and Russia. The U.S. incites and supports rat and rogue nations of Philippines and Vietnam as well as Japan to make false claims to China’s territories and loot China’s resources. The U.S. is forming military alliances with Japan, Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, etc. in preparation for the coming war of aggression against China in order to rob China’s territories and loot China’s resources in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. The U.S. and its running dogs are practicing a tactic of manufacturing and loudly spreading the biggest and blackest lie of China threat. They believe if you keep telling a big lie loud and long enough people would believe it. They are walking in craftiness and the current Japanese prime minister is the most dangerous and deceitful man in the world today – the evil beast of Japan is also the Hitler of Asia.

6.Since China joining the WTO in 2001, the U.S. and Western powers had put many obstacles, sanctions, unfair trade and restrictions on China; but in spite of everything China by its ingenuity, innovation and industry and hard work became no. 2 economic power in the world in 2010

7.Since the end of World War II American presidents had killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world in inciting and conducting hundreds of unjust wars and blood military interventions. Recent exposure by Edward Snowden gave a glimpse of the global illegal activities of the U.S. by NSA in spying many leaders of nations including the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and violations of the privacy of billions of decent peoples in the world and more.

8.There is not an ounce of truth about China’s threat, but there are million tons of truth about the U.S. threat to China and the world. In the past the U.S. despised a weak China and participated in war of aggression known as the Opium Wars. In 1949 the U.S. feared of Chinese communism and implemented “containment of China” policy even to this day. Recently American leaders are afraid and jealous of China’s most spectacular successes in the last 35 years that no nation had ever done before in the history of mankind under the capable leadership of Deng Xiaoping the paramount leader of China. Now American leaders (in executive and legislative branches) and self-serving bureaucrats hate and show malice to China and Chinese people because they are fearful of losing its sole superpower status with many privileges as by 2020 China will bypass the U.S. and become the no. 1 economy in the world. For a combination of reasons mentioned above, American leaders (executive and legislative) and bureaucrats harbor hatred and ill will toward China and they have both intent and capacity to destroy China.

9.There are two greatest threats to the world today: American imperialism and Islamic terrorism. They are accountable for 99 percent of all human problems, troubles, divisions, miseries, poverty, destruction and injustice in the world.

10.On the other hand, China is not interested in aggression or expansion. When China was the greatest civilization on earth, it did not colonize any nation and there was no trace of abuse or oppression. China dream is only to rejuvenate, revitalize, and restore China to its past glory and prosperity and share a world of harmony, mutual benefit and peaceful coexistence with the community of nations. Actions speak louder than words. Truth will ultimately triumph over a thousand lies.

The evil prime minister of Japan does not have one drop of truth in his blood, not one gram of honesty in his mind, and not one micro ounce of justice in his heart - he is so crooked and corrupt and distorted like the devil incarnated. Judas the betrayer of Jesus had more sense of right and wrong than the evil Japanese prime minister!

The current prime minister of Japan, who is the evil beast of Japan and the Hitler of Asia, has come down so low at the deepest diabolical level of an infinitely wicked demon by deliberately distorting historical fact of aggression into fighting for peace. Japanese aggressive and inhuman soldiers who died in South Pacific, the evil prime minister worshiped and glorified those troops of aggression and inhumanity as soldiers fighting for peace! Imagine all the war crimes, genocide and sex slavery and atrocities committed by Japanese militarists were done for the sake peace?! Why would any decent and honest and moral leader of any nation associate and cooperate with such a 21st century most immoral and wicked monster? Believe it or not, Obama and other American officials, the prime minister of Australia, the leprous dogs of Philippines and Vietnam are good pals and bosom friends of the most demonic and diabolical man and greatest liar of the 21st century, the evil prime minister of the evil empire of Japan. The regime of the evil prime minister is passing laws to make Japan a lawless nation of war. All the unspeakably shameless words and evil deeds of the prime minister of Japan are made possible by American support. If Japan is a wicked demon, America is the devil behind all the troubles. It is a sad commentary of the leaders of nations that shamelessly practice distortion of historical facts, walking in craftiness and boldly trampling on the truth by associating with and supporting the evil empire of Japan! If there is no judgment to come, then this is a mad, mad and wicked world not worth living. No wonder a heroic Japanese set himself on fire in protest of the evil empire of Japan changing peace constitution into war constitution and he would rather die than to live in a remilitarized Japan repeating the tragedy of World War II. The evil empire of America is responsible for 98 percent of all evils and troubles in this world; Islamic terrorists are responsible for 1 percent, and others 1 percent. It is not a world fit for human beings, it is a world controlled by demons and monsters. I tremble when I think of the coming judgment and wrath of God on the United States of America!

The current prime minister of Japan is the evil beast of Japan and Hitler of Asia. He is the most shameless, vicious, malicious, diabolical, deceptive, immoral, unconscionable liar and killer of the 21st century. He is a corrupt and crooked agent of the devil. The man and his gang have no sense of morality, no sense of decency, no sense of history, and no sense of truth and justice. The current prime minister of the evil empire of Japan is the no. 1 enemy of China. He is the persona non grata and should never be welcomed to China to meet the President of China or high ranking officials. The dirty rat wants to see the Leader of China? Not a chance. There is one chance possible for the evil beast of Japan to do to redeem Japan and its people:

1.Return China's Diaoyu Islands to China with apology and compensation.

2.Abandon War Constitution and preserve Peace Constitution at least for one century or more.

3.Acknowledge and confess Japanese war crimes and genocide and sex slavery and begin to pay war reparations and compensations.

4.Denounce Philippines and Vietnam that make false claims to China’s territories and loot China’s resources.

5.Demilitarize Japan and obey the wishes of good Japanese.

6.Stop being the running dog of American imperialism and learn from Germany to become a respectable and responsible nation.

7.Then come to Nanking Massacre Memorial and kneel before the victims from sunrise to sundown and sincerely and remorsefully ask God and Chinese people for forgiveness.

Japanese leaders and peoples are the most dangerous and wicked in history; not only they do not repent of their sins and crimes against humanity, on the contrary they glorify in their war crimes and genocide and sex slavery, and glorify their convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as national heroes and true gods!!!

Japan is an evil empire with all its wicked and worthless leaders who are so immoral and shameless that they want to share their values to justify their aggression, deception, inhumanity and denial of their war crimes, genocide, and sex slavery with some gullible leaders of nations. The hypocrisy of liars is diametrically opposed to human values. The evil prime minister of Japan is the Hitler of Asia who is the most shameless liar of the 21st century. He should be a persona non grata that no leaders of nation should receive him, shake hands or dine with him. The evil beast of Japan is going to Australia and New Zealand and another Japanese militant is going to Washington with his counterpart to explain why Japanese peace constitution is changed into War Constitution. I am sure the leaders of Australia and New Zealand are not morons or idiots; they must have known why thousands and thousands of Japanese people demonstrate again and again against the revision of Japanese constitution and why Japanese 4 political parties oppose the adoption of War Constitution, and why one Japanese man set himself on fire and killed himself rather than to live in a warmongering Japan to repeat the tragedy of World War II. Why the evil beast and Hitler of Japan did not explain to the Japanese who chose to die rather than to live in a remilitarized Japan and thousands and thousands of Japanese demonstrators and the leaders of 4 Japanese parties? Evil men use enactment of laws to justify their lawlessness. Just like American leaders used the illegal and unconstitutional so-called US-Taiwan Relations Act to justify colonization of Taiwan and force Taiwanese leaders (who are running dogs of America) to buy costly and deadly weapons so that Chinese can kill Chinese. Strangest behavior of the biggest liar and deceiver of Asia and his gang who do not explain to his own people but trying to fool the world! American, Japanese, Philippines and Vietnamese leaders believe and practice a black magic by explaining lies into truths, wrong into right, evil into good, black into white. Japanese leaders are the worst in the history of mankind because they have the audacity to deny their war crimes, genocide, sex slavery and unprecedented brutalities. One Japanese militarist confessed in writing that he killed more than 10,000 Chinese civilians. It was documented and reported Japanese aggressors made thousands of young Chinese and Korean women sex slaves, Japanese animals raped a Chinese woman 178 times a day! There is no reason for Japanese beasts to exist in this world. There is no reason for an evil and corrupt culture and wicked race to continue. Why there is not one Western journalist who has intelligence enough to ask the liar of Japan: If Diaoyu Islands really belong to Japan, why Japanese government had to buy the islands? If Diaoyu Islands really belong to Japan, why Japanese government had to nationalize the islands? No nation would buy and nationalize its own territory! 2Jo 1:11,“For the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.” Japanese leaders are full of evil deeds of the highest order, if you give them a greeting you participate in their evil deeds. If you receive the evil prime minister of Japan, you participate in his evil deeds. If you give a greeting to an evildoer, you participate in his evil deeds. American, Japanese, Philippines and Vietnamese leaders are practicing an evil philosophy in believing by mass propaganda, by speaking loudly and long enough they can turn lies into truth. That is why they keep trumpeting the lie of China threat; in fact they are the aggressors and warmongers who are the threats to peace and security in the world. Do not be fooled! A bad tree does not bear good fruit. You will know them by their fruits (deeds). Actions speak louder than words.

The prime minister of Japan is the evil beast and Hitler of Japan. Apparently he is succeeding in changing Japanese peace constitution into War Constitution encouraged by the American leaders. Japan is the major attack and running dog of America. The only way to get rid of the Japanese Hitler now is for good Japanese to rise up and do something radical and drastic to overthrow the evil regime of Japan once and for all.  If good Japanese do not stop the evil prime minister, he will be like Hitler who ruined Germany to determine the fate of Japan and causing the world disaster and destruction. I like to see if Japanese people have moral character and courage to do what is right and what is necessary. The time is short and the disaster looms large in the horizon.

The evil prime minister of Japan does not have one drop of truth in his blood, not one gram of honesty in his mind, and not one micro ounce of justice in his heart - he is so crooked and corrupt and distorted like the devil incarnated. Judas the betrayer of Jesus had more sense of right and wrong than the evil Japanese prime minister!

The current prime minister of Japan, who is the evil beast of Japan and the Hitler of Asia, has come down so low at the deepest diabolical level of an infinitely wicked demon by deliberately distorting historical fact of aggression into fighting for peace. Japanese aggressive and inhuman soldiers who died in South Pacific, the evil prime minister worshiped and glorified those troops of aggression and inhumanity as soldiers fighting for peace! Imagine all the war crimes, genocide and sex slavery and atrocities committed by Japanese militarists were done for the sake peace?! Why would any decent and honest and moral leader of any nation associate and cooperate with such a 21st century most immoral and wicked monster? Believe it or not, Obama and other American officials, the prime minister of Australia, the leprous dogs of Philippines and Vietnam are good pals and bosom friends of the most demonic and diabolical man and greatest liar of the 21st century, the evil prime minister of the evil empire of Japan. The regime of the evil prime minister is passing laws to make Japan a lawless nation of war. All the unspeakably shameless words and evil deeds of the prime minister of Japan are made possible by American support. If Japan is a wicked demon, America is the devil behind all the troubles. It is a sad commentary of the leaders of nations that shamelessly practice distortion of historical facts, walking in craftiness and boldly trampling on the truth by associating with and supporting the evil empire of Japan! If there is no judgment to come, then this is a mad, mad and wicked world not worth living. No wonder a heroic Japanese set himself on fire in protest of the evil empire of Japan changing peace constitution into war constitution and he would rather die than to live in a remilitarized Japan repeating the tragedy of World War II. The evil empire of America is responsible for 98 percent of all evils and troubles in this world; Islamic terrorists are responsible for 1 percent, and others 1 percent. It is not a world fit for human beings, it is a world controlled by demons and monsters. I tremble when I think of the coming judgment and wrath of God on the United States of America!

Japanese leaders and peoples are the most dangerous and wicked in history; not only they do not repent of their sins and crimes against humanity, on the contrary they glorify in their war crimes and genocide and sex slavery, and glorify their convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as national heroes and true gods!!!

Japan is an evil empire with all its wicked and worthless leaders who are so immoral and shameless that they want to share their values to justify their aggression, deception, inhumanity and denial of their war crimes, genocide, and sex slavery with some gullible leaders of nations. The hypocrisy of liars is diametrically opposed to human values. The evil prime minister of Japan is the Hitler of Asia who is the most shameless liar of the 21st century. He should be a persona non grata that no leaders of nation should receive him, shake hands or dine with him. The evil beast of Japan is going to Australia and New Zealand and another Japanese militant is going to Washington with his counterpart to explain why Japanese peace constitution is changed into War Constitution. I am sure the leaders of Australia and New Zealand are not morons or idiots; they must have known why thousands and thousands of Japanese people demonstrate again and again against the revision of Japanese constitution and why Japanese 4 political parties oppose the adoption of War Constitution, and why one Japanese man set himself on fire and killed himself rather than to live in a warmongering Japan to repeat the tragedy of World War II. Why the evil beast and Hitler of Japan did not explain to the Japanese who chose to die rather than to live in a remilitarized Japan and thousands and thousands of Japanese demonstrators and the leaders of 4 Japanese parties? Evil men use enactment of laws to justify their lawlessness. Just like American leaders used the illegal and unconstitutional so-called US-Taiwan Relations Act to justify colonization of Taiwan and force Taiwanese leaders (who are running dogs of America) to buy costly and deadly weapons so that Chinese can kill Chinese. Strangest behavior of the biggest liar and deceiver of Asia and his gang who do not explain to his own people but trying to fool the world! American, Japanese, Philippines and Vietnamese leaders believe and practice a black magic by explaining lies into truths, wrong into right, evil into good, black into white. Japanese leaders are the worst in the history of mankind because they have the audacity to deny their war crimes, genocide, sex slavery and unprecedented brutalities. One Japanese militarist confessed in writing that he killed more than 10,000 Chinese civilians. It was documented and reported Japanese aggressors made thousands of young Chinese and Korean women sex slaves, Japanese animals raped a Chinese woman 178 times a day! There is no reason for Japanese beasts to exist in this world. There is no reason for an evil and corrupt culture and wicked race to continue. Why there is not one Western journalist who has intelligence enough to ask the liar of Japan: If Diaoyu Islands really belong to Japan, why Japanese government had to buy the islands? If Diaoyu Islands really belong to Japan, why Japanese government had to nationalize the islands? No nation would buy and nationalize its own territory! 2Jo 1:11,“For the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.” Japanese leaders are full of evil deeds of the highest order, if you give them a greeting you participate in their evil deeds. If you receive the evil prime minister of Japan, you participate in his evil deeds. If you give a greeting to an evildoer, you participate in his evil deeds. American, Japanese, Philippines and Vietnamese leaders are practicing an evil philosophy in believing by mass propaganda, by speaking loudly and long enough they can turn lies into truth. That is why they keep trumpeting the lie of China threat; in fact they are the aggressors and warmongers who are the threats to peace and security in the world. Do not be fooled! A bad tree does not bear good fruit. You will know them by their fruits (deeds). Actions speak louder than words.

Luk 21:31“So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the Kingdom of God is near.”

Note: When you see so many bad things are happening, you recognize the Kingdom of God is near. Recognize in Greek is ginōskō which means to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of, perceive, find a sign in a thing by which to know; - it occurs 223 times in the New Testament. By the sign of many evil things happening in the world, you learn to know the Kingdom of God is near.

2Ti 3:1-7,“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Note: All the terrible things cited above are reported every day as news on TV, newspapers and on the Internet. Perilous in Greek is chalepos which means dangerous, grievous, hard to bear, troublesome, harsh, fierce, savage; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament. I believe the nation which is exposed most of these terrible and horrible news on TV day and night for a number of years, its people will have high incidents of having mental illness. It is a terrible way to live in fear and high anxiety. It is not freedom but bondage to live in fear.

2Pe 3:3-13,“Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying: Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation. For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.”

Note: What is the intense heat that will destroy the elements and burn up the earth? Could it be nuclear explosion?

Ecc 7:8,“The end of a matter is better than its beginning; patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.”

Note: The importance of a matter is not how it began, but how it ends. The importance about a man is not where he comes from is where he is going.

Ecc 8:7, “If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?”

Note: No one knows what will happen in the world, and no one knows when it will happen. This tells you the limitation of human knowledge and the uncertainty of things.

Ecc 10:14,“Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?”

Note: No one can tell what will come after a man dies. The powerful cannot hold on to his power, and the rich cannot hold on to his wealth.

Luk 21:9-11,“When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately. Then He continued by saying to them: Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in many places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Note: There have been many wars since imperialism and colonialism rampaged the world by conquest and occupation, and now with hegemonism. Disturbances of all kinds are happening in the world.

Luk 21:25-28,“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

Note: Distress in Greek is synochē which means straits, anguish, a state of danger or trouble; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament. Nations are in big trouble; not to mention the usual problems in Africa and Asia, even European nations like Greece, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Spain and the United States are on the brink of financial collapse. Perplexity in Greek is aporia which means a state of uncertainty; it occurs only once in the New Testament. Billions of peoples are uncertain about their future. Peoples of many nations are skeptical about the result what their leaders are trying to do. The sea and the waves roaring probably mean tsunamis like the ones that hit Japan and elsewhere. The hearts of people are failing because of fear. There are so many heart failures nowadays caused by fear. Fear in Greek is phobos which means terror, dread; - it occurs 47 times in the New Testament. Since 9-11-2001 the age of terror began and brought about by Islamic terrorists. The expectation of those things which are coming on the earth is not good. Look up in Greek is anakyptō which means to raise or lift one's self up, to be elated or exalted; - it occurs only 4 times in the New Testament. Lift up in Greek is epairō which means to raise up, raise on high, to be lifted up with pride, to exalt one's self; - it occurs 19 times in the New Testament. Redemption in Greek is apolytrōsis which means a releasing effected by payment of ransom, deliverance, liberation procured by the payment of a ransom; - it occurs 10 times in the New Testament. Jesus Christ came the first time to save our souls by dying on the cross for sinners. Jesus Chris is coming the second time to redeem the bodies of believers and transform them into spiritual glorious and immortal bodies fit for heaven and eternity.

G.   Learn the truth.

2Ti 3:7,“Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Note: Many people believe in lies. Many people do not want to know the truth. Many people (Wall Street, Washington, and Hollywood) practice falsehoods.

Question: Why is it important to know the truth?

Jhn 8:32,“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Note: Only the truth will make you free. No lie is of the truth. Lies and falsehoods enslave people. Human rights, civil rights, political rights, etc. are useless if you have no right to live, no right not to be killed, defrauded and discriminated, raped and robbed, blackmailed and threatened. The best medical facilities and healthcare system are useless if you cannot afford them.

Democracy is useless if it serves the narrow interests of the few – the rich and powerful. People do not trust the government because politicians and officials do not speak the truth. Politicians and officials serve the special interests, not the interest of the people. Doctors and hospital owners and drugmakers and insurance companies and medical suppliers do not practice the truth because they routinely and regularly commit fraudulent and predatory practices to loot and bankrupt millions of families. They suck the lifeblood of the people.

Act 24:8, “By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.”

Note: The most frightening about the American legal system is that they do not want to learn the truth. Court proceedings are not about the truth, they are theatrics for lawyers to play game of winning or losing. The guilty can get acquittal, the innocent can get guilty verdict. This is a travesty of justice.

1Cr 4:6,“Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying: Do not go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.”

Note: As far as the Word of God is concerned, no one can go beyond what is written. What is written in the Bible is so, what is not written is not so. No man can stretch beyond the truth. When the truth is stretched, it is no longer the truth, it becomes a lie. Doctors and hospital owners go beyond what is decent cost and gouge and defraud the patient and government for Medicare and Medicaid. Purgatory is not written in the Bible, it is not so. Papacy is not written in the Bible, it is not so. Confession of your sins to priests is not written in the Bible, it is not so. Speaking in tongues is written in the Bible, but speaking in tongue as proof of filling of the Holy Spirit is not written. Healing is written in the Bible, but it is not the greatest gift. The Sabbath is for the Jews to observe, it is not written in the Bible for Christians to observe. Thus the Seventh-Day Adventist Church is teaching a false doctrine, not written in the Bible. The teachings of Mormon are not written in the Bible.

Denominations take pride in one man over against another.

Psa 117:2,“For His lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!”

Note: Science is not everlasting, but the truth of the Lord is everlasting.

2Ti 2:25,“With gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth.”

Note: Repentance is the prerequisite to the knowledge of the truth.

1Ti 6:5,“And constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.”

Note: Deprave in Greek is diaphtheirō  which means to change for the worse, to corrupt, destroy, ruin; - it occurs 6 times in the New Testament. A depraved mind is deprived of the truth. A depraved mind is a corrupted mind.

2Th 2:10,“And with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.”

Note: Those who perish because they are deceived by wickedness and do not love the truth.

Jam 3:14,“But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.”

Note: This Scripture aptly describes people of Wall Street and Washington and Hollywood who are arrogant and so lie against the truth.

1Jo 2:4,“The one who says: I have come to know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

Note: He who does not keep God’s commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him.

Mat 9:13,“But go and learn what this means: I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE, for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” People go all over the world in search of riches and glory, fame and fortune. Jesus says: Go and learn. Everywhere I go I learn. I learn to observe peoples, different kinds of people. I learn to observe what people say and do. I learn the different cultures and the behavior of people. I learn the differences between vice and virtue, incivility and civility, dishonor and honor, dishonesty and honesty, disgrace and grace, etc. I learn the ways of man and woman. I learn what to cherish and what to discard. I learn to observe the physical and social environment of different nations. I learn the conflict between the material and spiritual values. I learn the differences between arrogance and humility, ugliness and beauty, laziness and industry. I learn to ponder the Word of God as it relates to the human affairs. I learn to judge and measure the world by the Word of God. Jesus wants us to learn the compassion of God and accept the call to repentance. Sinners need to repent and be saved.

6.   How to learn.

How to learn entails methods of learning and methods of instruction. Methods of learning entail tools of learning. The most incredible learning tool today is multi-media computer which enables students to see, hear, read, write and speak.

For example, it is so effective for a student to use computer to learning spelling of English words. You can practice to write again and again. When you enter (type) an English word, it enforces you with immense effect to remember the word. A combination of seeing, reading, writing and speaking helps you to recall and master the word most effectively. In fact, writing on the keyboard is even more effective than writing on a notebook. Of course handwriting has its value; it has to do with penmanship.

Imagine how effective for a kindergarten pupil to learn language by using a computer. The pupil sees an elephant in the real, sees the word elephant, and calls out elephant, and enters on the keyboard the word elephant – all this helps tremendously for a kid to learn the word, increase his vocabulary, and speaking abilities.

For the elementary knowledge, hearing and seeing and speaking play an important role in the learning process. For advanced knowledge which there is no object to see or hear because it is abstract, that is not easy to comprehend. There is nothing visual or auditory can help you to understand the concept of love, truth, wisdom, justice, etc.

1Ti 2:11,“A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.”

Note: Does it mean a man is allowed not to learn in quietness and full submission? Certainly not, this is not gender discrimination. Probably women have a tendency to be loud, in general observation this seems to be true. Just watch a few women together on a subway train car, you won’t be able to hear anything else.

2Ti 3:7,“Always learning and never be able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Note: Some people although they have been always learning, but never arrive at something, never come to the knowledge of the truth. It is not only important to learn, it is equally important to learn how to learn.

A.   Methods of learning.

(1).  Oral instruction.

Pro 1:8,“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother.”

Pro 4:20-23,“My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”

2Ti 2:1,“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”

Pro 16:21,“The wise in heart will be called prudent, and sweetness of the lips increases learning.”

Pro 16:23,“The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.”

Note: Although written instruction has permanent value, but oral instruction has more powerful impact. It is something to watch a world-class professor lecture with stimulation which you cannot feel in a textbook. There are very few professors who can make oral presentation interesting, attractive and effective. The worst teachers are the ones who read their lectures. I met one professor whose textbook was heavy but his lecture put students to sleep. Jesus’ teachings were all oral, the apostles later wrote them down in the New Testament.

Mat 13:17,“For assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

Note: Prophets and righteous men in the past desired to see and hear what the disciples saw and heard in Jesus. Christians today read the New Testament which the prophets and saints of old did not have.

(B).   Group learning.

Jhn 8:2,“Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them.”

Luk 19:47, “And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him.”

Note: The temple was the big auditorium where Jesus taught the people.

Luk 4:20,“And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.”

Luk 13:10,“Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.”

Note: Jesus also taught people in the synagogue. There was only one temple in Jerusalem, there were many synagogues all over the land of Judea.

Mat 13:2,“And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach.”

Note: Jesus taught large crowds standing on the beach.

Mat 5:1,“When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.”

Note: Jesus taught a select group of people, His disciples, on the mountain.

Mat 17:19,“Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked: Why couldn't we drive it out?”

Note: What you could not ask in crowds, you could ask in private. The size of a class definitely has an impact on learning.

Luk 9:18,“Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, He asked them: Who do the crowds say I am?”

Note: Jesus told His disciples many things that He did not tell the crowds.

Luk 13:22,“And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.”

Jhn 9:2,“And His disciples asked Him: Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?”

Note: Jesus employed the question and answer method in His teaching.

Schools and colleges today provide group learning experience.

(C).   Individual learning.

Rom 15:4,“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”

Note: Learning here in Greek is didaskalia which means teaching, instruction, that which is taught, doctrine; - it occurs 21 times in the New Testament. Whatever things were written before in the Bible were written for our instruction. The Bible was written for believers to learn the truths about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, man, sin, salvation, justification, law, grace, repentance, righteousness, faith, love, hope,  sanctification, heaven, hell, etc. Patience in Greek is hypomonē  which means steadfastness, constancy, endurance, patient continuance; - it occurs 32 times in the New Testament. In the New Testament patience is the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and devotion by even the greatest trials and sufferings in the world. Comfort in Greek is paraklēsis which means consolation, solace; that which affords comfort or refreshment, exhortation, admonition, encouragement; - it occurs 29 times in the New Testament. The contents of the Scriptures afford and bestow patience and comfort to the believers. This can be verified. When you are in trouble and sorrow, read the Psalms. The Psalms teach you how to pray and you will receive patience and comfort. Many times in my darkest hours, the promises of God lifted me up from despair and depression. Psa 34:19,“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”

Note: Affliction in Hebrew is ra` which means evil, distress, sadness, misery, injury, trouble, calamity, adversity; - it occurs 663 times in the Old Testament. The righteous is not free from troubles, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. 

Psa 50:15,“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” This is a promise of God that every believer finds it true countless times. 

Psa 86:7,“In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me.” Hope in Greek is elpis  which means expectation of good, reason for expectation; - it occurs 54 times in the New Testament. The patience, comfort, and hope found in the Scriptures are better and more effective than seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist, besides it is absolutely free and completely confidential. Tell your secrets to the Lord.

2Ti 3:15,“And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

Note: What a blessing for a person from childhood to have learned and known the Holy Scriptures. The Holy Scriptures make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Unbelieving scientists may have recently known about the expanding universe, but they are foolish about the Creator of the universe. The Holy Scriptures are the sacred writings, the Holy Bible. Salvation in Greek is sōtēria which means deliverance, which occurs 45 times in the New Testament. Soteriology is derived from the Greek word. The Messianic salvation is composed of two stages: Present salvation takes effective when you accept and believe in Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven, you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and the eternal life. Future salvation shall take place when Jesus Christ returns to reign with the saints, your bodies shall be transformed into spiritual, glorious and eternal bodies fit for heaven in the consummated Kingdom of God.

2Pe 1:5-8,“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Note: Being partakers of the divine nature, Christians must give all diligence to learn in addition to faith virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. If we have these things we will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7.   The impacts of learning.

Act 26:24,“Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice: Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!”

Note: Much learning (worldly learning) can probably make a man mad, although I have not known one. Dead learning (worldly learning) can make a man intellectually dead.

A child personality is made at certain age, past the age of formation. When a child is formed, it is very hard to change. That is why you can see the man in a child. Many parents ruin their children by spoiling them knowingly or unknowingly.

Act 7:22,“Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.”

NoteEducate in Greek is paideuō  which means to be instructed or taught, in which one is instructed; - it occurs 13 times in the New Testament. Learning here in Greek is sophia which means the knowledge of very diverse matters, the wisdom which belongs to men, the highest and fullest of human learning, broad and full knowledge; - it occurs 51 times in the New Testament. An educated person is a person of power in words and deeds.

Jhn 7:15,“The Jews marveled at it, saying: How is it that this Man has become learned, when He has never studied?”

Note: The Son of God is exceptional, He became learned when He never studied. The omniscient God knows everything. 

Jhn 16:30,“Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God.” Jesus Christ came from God and knows all things. Jesus Christ knows all about you and me.

Jhn 17:3,“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

Note: The learning of worldly things makes one hydrocephalic and self-conceited as unbelieving scientists prove to be. The learning to know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom God sent to the world to save sinners is eternal life.

Jud 1:5,“Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.”

Note: Unbelievers, no matter who they are, no matter how good or brilliant they are, will be destroyed. Be warned, what have you learned? 

Deu 4:35,“To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD Himself is God; there is none other besides Him.”

Jhn 20:31, “But these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”

If you have not learned the most important, whatever else you learn does not matter. The most important thing to learn is that everyone (including you) is a sinner and will die. Life is uncertain, death is sure. You cannot save yourself. Jesus Christ can save you. To repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ you can be saved and receive the eternal life. Would you now come and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Now is the accepted time, today is the day of salvation. Tomorrow maybe too late.


January 19, 2016

Willie Wong

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