*The Christian Manifesto
*The enemies put ? on the statement which is not questionable. They often delete or add words. They use wrong spelling or missing words to confuse people. Anyone who denies Jesus Christ is God who became Man is an anti-christ and a son of the devil.
1. Christians from the beginning believe in the Holy Bible, the inspired and infallible Word of God, the only guide and standard for Christian faith and conduct. The Holy Bible is comprised of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New Testament has fulfilled the Old Testament.
Without the Bible, there is no Christianity. Christianity does not and cannot exist without the Bible. Christianity is based on the Bible – the Word of God. Christianity is the only revealed religion - the religion revealed by Jesus Christ.
Rom 10:17,“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” The Christian faith is based on the Word of God.
Isa 40:8,“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.” The Word of God is eternal. Act 20:32,“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the Word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” The Word of God is able to build believers up among all those who are sanctified.
2. Christians believe in the Triune God, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, the Self-Existent, Eternal, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Almighty God.
3. Christians believe God is the Creator of the heavens (universe) and the earth with His power and wisdom. Man was the direct creation of God created in the image of God. Adam and Eve were the first couple.
4. Christians believe that God preached the Gospel to Abraham that the Messiah would come. The Messiah came in the person of Jesus Christ, God who became Man in order to redeem mankind.
5. Christians believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit through the virgin birth of Mary. The virgin birth was immaculate because Joseph did not have sex with Mary and Jesus was sinless. Mary was a maidservant of God, not the mother of God. God could not have a mother because God was eternally Self-Existent.
6. Christians believe Jesus Christ had the dual nature of divinity and humanity. Jesus Christ was perfect God and perfect Man, fully God and fully Man, absolute God and absolute
7. Christians believe Jesus Christ died for sinners on the cross bodily and rose from the dead bodily by the power of God. Jesus did not die a victim's death, or a martyr's death, it was a vicarious death for sinners. After the bodily resurrection, Jesus appeared many times to the early disciples with convincing proofs. Jesus Christ no longer has physical limitation and nothing can hinder or restrict Him; He can be anywhere anytime in the twinkling of an eye. Jesus Christ ascended and was exalted above the heavens, and all authority in heaven and on earth was given to Jesus Christ.
8. After the resurrection, Jesus Christ appeared to the disciples for 40 days. Before the ascension, Jesus Christ commissioned the disciples to preach the Gospel to every creature. Evangelization of the world is the number one duty of Christians of all generations everywhere. The Gospel must be proclaimed all over the world by all means.
9. Christians believe in the Kingdom of God and they do not belong to the world. Christians are citizens of heaven. Christians who belong to any nation must obey the law of the land. There is no Christian nation. No nation on earth represents Christianity. Christians cannot support war of aggression or oppression. Western powers that used Christianity as a tool to advance its political and financial interests were un-Scriptural and wrong. Imperialism, hegemonism, and capitalism are not compatible with Christianity.
10. The prevalent values of the West are money, power and sex which are contrary to the Christian values of faith, hope, and love.
11. Christians believe the church is the body of Christ, and Christ is the Head of the church, not the pope or anyone else. There were twelve Apostles, Judas lost his and replaced by Paul. There are no more apostles on earth. The church is led by the Holy Spirit, no pastor or minister can dictate the church. The church is not the money-making tool or business center of any leader.
12. Christians believe the Gospel must be simply preached with the power from on high, not using Hollywood entertainment or mass media trappings to attract audience. It is wrong to make the Gospel fashionable to the world or secularize the church to make it popular.
13. Christians believe sinners can be saved by repentance of sins and faith in Jesus Christ. No good work or deed can save anyone. No one is good enough for heaven. No merit one can earn to deserve salvation. Christians believe Jesus Christ was the Son of God who came into the world to save sinners. Jesus gave up His life and shed His precious blood to atone for our sins, and rose again from the dead for our justification. God counts anyone who accepts and believes in Jesus Christ as righteousness. The moment you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit enters your heart, and gives you a new heart and a new life.
14. We believe Christians must do good deeds for the sake of Jesus Christ to the glory of God, not to obtain salvation, but to obtain reward in heaven. Christians should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world. Christians are told to set our mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Christians seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Preachers of prosperity gospel are false preachers because they teach their followers to seek things on the earth. Materialism is the life according to the flesh, not according to the Spirit. American believers are wrong in thinking they do well in giving to church and get tax deduction.
15. Christians are told not to share the sins of others. Christians cannot support politicians who support and legalize same-sex marriage and practices of homosexuality. It is wicked to give tax cuts to the rich and powerful. Christians are for truth and justice. Christians cannot support lies, corruption and world domination. Politicians who use God to advance their political interest and power are enemies of God. Christians are told not to love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Obama is the first American president who uses the power of his office to promote same-sex marriage and homosexuality. Obama's "pivot to Asia" policy is the neo "containment of China" policy, the code word for American aggression and expansion into Asia Pacific. Obama supports re-militarization of Japan with most advanced weaponry and false claims of Japan, Philippines and Vietnam to China's territories in order to rob and loot China's resources in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. The U.S. violated international law and China's sovereignty too many times. Obama at first said the U.S. took no position on the sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands because he knows in 1971 the U.S. violated international law and sovereignty of China by illegally giving administrative control of China's Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. Now Obama declares to defend Japan against China and incites Philippines, Vietnam to provoke China and making preparations to launch a war of aggression against China may trigger a global nuclear war that will destroy and end the world.
16. Christians are told to lay up treasure in heaven. To give financial support to corrupt and greedy evangelists or preachers is not giving to God but wasting your money. Christians are not told to give tithes to any church; no church is entitled to be the sole depository of Christian tithes and offerings. Christians are told to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is our reasonable service. There are many ways to give to the cause of Christ for the furtherance of the Gospel. Ask God how He wants you to give. For example, give to the poor in Christ, but the church is not a charity organization. Support a true servant of Christ who is not rich or greedy. No true servant of Christ will be rich and greedy. Something is seriously wrong with a minister who becomes rich by preaching the gospel. Something is seriously wrong with preachers who build empires for their descendants to inherit. Something is seriously wrong with any preacher who raises funds to build monument for himself. Donations to the cause of Christ do not belong to any preacher or minister. Something is wrong with the preacher who lives in luxury, owning million-dollar mansion, private plane and large sums of cash.
17. The world is getting worse and worse spiritually, morally, politically, financially, etc. The last days have been shortened into the last hour, the coming of the Lord Jesus is imminent; it means the Lord may come at any time now. We do not wait for sign of the time to happen (all signs have fulfilled), nor do we wait for the appearance of the Anti-Christ. We watch, wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ and keep occupied in spreading the Gospel and doing good deeds as the Holy Spirit leads.
18. Christians are told to abstain from things polluted by idols or things offered to idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from eating blood. It is wrong for the leader of Taiwan to claim to be a Christian and he worships idols to please a group of voters. You cannot serve two masters. Jesus Christ also forbids divorce for any reason except infidelity.
19. Christians believe when Jesus Christ returns, those who died in Christ will rise first, and those saints who remain will be transformed to meet the Lord together in the space, it is known as the rapture. Then tribulation will begin on earth. After the end of the tribulation, countless saints and holy angels will accompany the Lord of glory to descend on earth and reign with the saints for one 1,000 years, the Millennium.
20. After the thousand years, Satan will engage in the last battle known as the War of Armageddon, the King of kings and the Lord of lords will be victorious and defeat the devil. The devil and his agents and all unbelievers will be judged and sent to hell for eternal punishment.
21. Christians believe in a new heaven and a new earth, the Holy City the New Jerusalem, the Paradise of God, where God will reside with His children and reign for ever and ever in the Kingdom of heaven.
Christianity is neither superstition nor science. Superstition is based on false and unfounded beliefs and fears. Science is limited by human and empirical and tentative knowledge at a time and place. Christianity is the revealed religion. Only God makes revelation of the ultimate truth and wisdom. Revelation cannot be achieved by human discovery or wisdom. Christianity is the revelation of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was God who became Man to reveal God and spiritual things to human beings.
1. The Church of Jesus Christ is the pillar of truth.
2. The Roman Catholic Church is historically false, full of heresies and wrong doctrines and superstitions.
3. Science cannot provide ultimate truth and wisdom because science at best is human tentative knowledge at a given time and place.
4. Human philosophies cannot provide ultimate truth and wisdom because they are limited human thoughts confined to limited intelligence.
5. All religions except Christianity are man-made.
6. Christianity – the revealed religion – explains and exalts the Supreme Being, Wisdom and Truth.
7. Neither science nor religion can save mankind.
8. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life – outside of Christ there is no salvation.
9. The wisdom of the living is to know the Most High rules the universe and over the realm of mankind.
10. It is of infinite truth and wisdom that human beings must submit themselves humbly to the Will of God.
It has been reported that ancient Maya priests calculated Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the world as we know it. This was just another fake prophecy, one of thousands of false prophecies broadcasted by false prophets to alarm people and make money. On the authority of Jesus Christ, no one knows the end of the world or the day of His second coming. Thus, Maya prophecy proved another false and fake prophecy.
Mar 13:32,“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Note: As I have explained elsewhere, Jesus made this statement when He was in a humble state on earth. After the resurrection, Jesus ascended to the highest heavens and was exalted high above all and received all authority.
Mat 28:17-20,“When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying: All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” And so the Lord knows when He is coming again, for He says:
Rev 22:12,“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.” Jesus Christ says He is coming quickly and so He must know that day and hour.
By chance in mid-September 2013 I came across an ad of Billy Graham as follows:
“In [Jesus] name the nations will put their hope” –Matthew 12:21 NIV
If you live in the typical American community–with 100 average neighbors–here's the reality: 7 of your neighbors struggle with depression, even contemplating suicide; 7 abuse or are addicted to drugs or alcohol; 8 are struggling with unemployment; and 60 don't profess to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.
The picture is bleak, but there is hope. Jesus Christ can transform lives that are burdened with fear, insecurity, uncertainty, and pain and offer joy and peace, now and for all eternity. By signing this declaration, you stand with Billy Graham in proclaiming that our nation needs this Good News.
In November 2013, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Christians across the U.S. and Canada will host My Hope with Billy Graham, a massive media and friendship outreach, to proclaim the Gospel. Submit the form on the right, and we'll send you updates on this outreach and other ways we are sharing the lifesaving message of Jesus Christ.
I will join you in declaring, "I have hope for America because of Jesus Christ."
This is a most misleading and confusing statement.
If it means this: “If the sinful American leaders would confess their sins and repent, there is hope because Jesus Christ can save.” – that I fully subscribe and support.
I can honestly and truthfully say, “In fact, I do not have hope for America because of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ condemns the American leaders who are proven liars and killers as children of the devil.”
Jhn 8:44, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
I am afraid that simple Graham’s statement might have the meanings contrary to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I do not have hope with anyone no matter how famous or popular he may be; my hope is in my Lord Jesus Christ. Billy Graham has personal knowledge of American presidents from Truman or Eisenhower down, he cannot claim ignorance. Yet he never preaches against the evil deeds of American presidents. I do not know any American preacher who has preached against the sins of American presidents and officials. Probably Billy Graham has been blinded by Americanism and patriotism; or more likely he is not John the Baptist who dared to rebuke the king. Some preachers are so proud because they have been briefed by the White House. That is his personal matter whether Graham condemns the evil deeds of American presidents or not; what I oppose is the misrepresentation of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is not one evangelical preacher who dares to say, America is practicing a false version of Christianity. There is not one fundamental American preacher who dares to preach against capitalism and imperialism as incompatible with Christianity. I say to you: the American way of life is the wrong way of life. I am pessimistic about America because I do not believe American leaders will change and repent of their sins in giving up the evil empire and return to a respectable republic. I have no problem with what Jesus Christ is able to do and save, I have problems in believing American leaders and people would change their values and aggressive behavior. American problems are made by American leaders and people and they are Made in the U.S.A. American leaders and people know the Good News in Jesus Christ, but they are not willing to repent and believe.
(1). You cannot declare something in His name and that automatically Jesus Christ will offer you hope. Hope is not something you have by declaration. America has rejected God by word and deed. Obama is the first U.S. president who endorses homosexuality (there are many pagan leaders of nations who even oppose and condemn homosexuality on ground of morality) and supports legalization of same-sex marriage. The hypocrisy and duplicity, immorality, arrogance and greed practiced by American leaders and officials are of the highest order in the world. American leaders rule and dictate the world by their absolute military, political, economic, financial, technological, trade and diplomatic power.
(2). The evil empire of America since the end of World War II has incited and instigated and executed many unjust wars and unholy military interventions of brutal and deadly nature under false pretenses and pretexts which have killed millions of innocent civilians around the world. Not one American leader or official would admit all the lies and evil deeds and murders that America has done so far. On the contrary American leaders always lift up high the banners of righteousness (such as democracy, human rights, freedom, rule of law, responsibility, security, humanitarianism, justice, etc.) to justify their evil deeds or exploitation and oppression through wars of aggression and destruction.
(3). For about 300 years American churches have adulterous and sinful symbiotic relationship with American government because American preachers have implicitly and tacitly supported American capitalism and imperialism.
Jhn 5:38-40, "You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.”
There is no hope for those who are unwilling to come to Jesus that they may have life.
Jesus Christ says,
Jhn 6:37: "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.”
There is hope and good news for all who come to Christ because Jesus will certainly not cast them out.
Jhn 10:26-27, “But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”
Here is a burning question for Billy Graham: Do you really believe all the American presidents you know who claim to be Christians are sheep of Jesus, and they hear His voice and follow Him?
(4). Eph 2:12, “Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.”
America has rejected the teaching of Jesus Christ, how can there be any hope for America? The Bible makes it clear: Without God and without hope. I do not have hope for children of the devil because of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ describes and defines liars and killers as children of the devil. When you know American leaders fit the description and definition of Jesus Christ, how can anyone say “I have hope for America because of Jesus Christ”? Can we hope for something which is contrary to the teaching of Christ? Can I hope gays and homosexuals to be admitted to the Kingdom of heaven because of Jesus Christ? The phrase “because of Jesus Christ” seems to be used as a cover for the damned, cursed, and condemned.
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.
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.
Never before in the history of the United States of America as it is today, a general and universal fear, worry and anxiety has gripped on so many young Americans from elementary to college students wondering whether what they have learned will be able to help them find employment in a world of rapid globalization and fierce competition. The older American professionals fear their jobs would not last until their retirement age. It dawns on all Americans, young and old, male and female, that the era of American dream has turned into American nightmare. I hold these truths to be self-evident that American problems are mainly created by American leaders since the end of World War II and the American wrong way of life. There is no doubt; American problems are Made in the U.S.A. not by China or Russia. Overwhelming majority of American people know and realize the country is off track and accelerating on the wrong track. Overwhelming majority of Americans do not have confidence in the leadership of Obama or congress. Unless the U.S. changes its course, the inevitable will arrive sooner than they think. As an American, I propose the following course of actions but I am sure the establishment who is greatly benefited by being 1 percent of the American population would not accept or buy in the truths. American peoples have been fooled, the special interests (1 percent of the population) have held America hostage, and American leaders, politicians and officials, the industrial-military complex, Wall Street and Hollywood executives and bankers, predatory healthcare providers and corrupt lawyers, are not conspiring but collaborating, knowingly or unknowingly, for the demise and destruction of America. Do you know why the United States continuously and consistently have huge annual deficits and increasingly the largest national debt of more than $17 trillion dollars? The root cause is the fact the 1 percent of American population enriches themselves with national resources and public funds at the expense of the 99 percent. I therefore propose the U.S. promptly implement the following changes:
(1). Save the Republic by abandoning the American evil empire – the root cause of all American and most of world problems.
(2). Give up and close all American overseas military bases and withdraw American weapons and troops from all over the world, including Asia Pacific, NATO, Korea, Japan, Philippines, etc. Demand Japan to return Diaoyu Islands to China, Philippines and Vietnam to return looted resources to China and annul the US-Taiwan Relations Act. Unlike the evil empire of Japan which has a long history of aggression, even the great imperial China did not colonize any nation. American people can rest assured, China will not covet one inch of American land. China dream has nothing to do with aggression, it has everything to do with revitalization, reunification, rejuvenation and restoration of China to its past glory and prosperity.
(3). Stop treating China or Russia as the enemy and start cooperating with China in particular for mutual benefits economically and win-win financially, and peace and security politically and militarily.
(4). Renounce American values of money, power and sex and return to the Protestant ethics of hard work, thrift, responsibility and morality.
(5). Denounce all military treaties with Japan, Philippines, NATO, etc. and pursue a foreign policy of seeking a just and lasting peace as President Richard Nixon had pursued.
(6). Cooperate with China, EU, Russia, etc. to establish a new world order based on justice and the fair principle and policy of cooperation, consultation and collaboration for progress and prosperity. It does not require high intelligence to know that cooperation is better than confrontation, peace is superior to war. Some enlightened European nations have already started to cooperate with China for mutual benefits. There are many big projects with exploration and innovation in the fields of energy, environment, food and drug, public transportation, water and natural resources, elimination of terrorists that all can reap benefits by working together.
(7). Treat the community of nations with respect and equality in word and deed supported by a new American national policy of reconstruction and reconciliation.
Note: If American leaders refuse to change, by this you will know they want to have a war of aggression with China and Russia, and you will know the second coming of Jesus Christ to rule and reign is near.
There is absolutely no evidence that China or Russia wants to destroy the United States of America. There is plenty of evidence that the United States wants to destroy China and Russia without cause. Worse, there are plenty of facts and proofs that America is committing suicide. Arnold Joseph Toynbee said，"Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder." The land of Abraham Lincoln, who advocated a government of the people, by the people and for the people has been led astray in recent years at an alarming speed and turned into a government of special interests, by special interests and for special interests. The Bible says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Pro 14:34) I am an American; I do not want my country to be destroyed. However, the following are the solid reasons why I see America is committing suicide.
The great Chinese philosopher Confucius created many philosophical concepts or terms which are brief but profound. I am going to introduce three terms: 君子, 小人, 伪君子 which describe the dire and desperate world situation as a result of the deeds and words of two evil groups of leaders: 小人, 伪君子.
1.君子 (junzi) – there is no equivalent English term corresponding to the Chinese term. It can be explained by a group of words combined: gentleman, superior man, good man, moral man, excellent man, honorable man, ethical man, princely man, upright man, righteous man, etc. The term refers to both man and woman.
2.小人 (xiaoren) – there is no equivalent English term corresponding to the Chinese term. It can be explained by the combination of a group of words: mean man, small man, inferior man, wicked man, counterfeit man, useless man, worthless man, scum, rascal, evildoer, etc. – the opposite of 君子. The term is genderless. It applies both to male and female.
3.伪君子 (weijunzi) – there is no English equivalent corresponding to the Chinese term. It can only be explained by a combination of many words: fake gentleman, counterfeit good man, hypocrite, demonic man, diabolical man, beastly man, man who has white face but black heart, man of evil pretense, insidious person, vicious and malicious dog, shameless evildoer, shameless wicked person, shameless immoral person, shameless unethical person, dark and evil character, dangerous pretender, etc. who is worse than小人. The term refers to both male and female of the lowest kind.
Twenty first century has become the century of shamelessness and lies and hypocrisy because the leaders of America, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam glorify in making outrageous lies and spreading black lies and distorting facts and walking in craftiness. These leaders have no shame, no conscience, no morality, no honor, and no justice and no truth. American, Japanese, Philippines and Vietnam leaders practice a philosophy of lies and falsehoods. They believe the louder, the more bolder they tell a lie long enough people would believe it. So they manufacture the blackest lie of China threat. The fact is America, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam are the greatest threat to China and the world because they rob and loot China's territories and resources in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Whenever American and Japanese leaders want to do evil they always cover and justify themselves with good reason or rather fake and false pretense.
American, Japanese, Philippines, and Vietnamese leaders are not only 小人, worst of all they are 伪 君子 of the worst kind in history. There is a high probability that the evil American and Japanese leaders may cause a global nuclear war that will destroy and end the world.
(5). There is no hope for a warmonger, liar and murderer. There is no hope for a nation and people who love money, power and sex above everything. Hope in not grounded in absolute military supremacy. No leaders can stand on lies and falsehood and have hope. Knowing the fear of God, I tried to persuade one American president with total failure. I hope in the Lord that America would change, so I have written the following articles:
We can only have hope in our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is no other way. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Gal 1:6-7,“I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the Gospel of Christ.”
Note: A different gospel
is an attempt to distort the Gospel of Christ, just like counterfeit
money distorts genuine money, and falsehood distorts the truth. A
famous black preacher admitted he believed and preached social gospel,
but social gospel and others such as political gospel (liberation
theology), prosperity gospel (capitalistic gospel), possibility gospel,
positive thinking gospel, etc. are not based on the Word of God, they
are false gospels because they distort the Gospel of Christ.
It was reported (Oct 18, 2010) the birthplace of prosperity gospel, Crystal Cathedral, filed for bankruptcy. Apparently, the false gospel had no power to save its cathedral from bankruptcy. The possibility thinking or positive thinking had neither power over its debt nor influence over its creditors. Offering to church is not a path to prosperity or an investment that will bring wealth as some false teachers preach. They only make prosperity gospel preachers rich. Those who preach material blessings above spiritual blessings are false prophets and false preachers. As the Bible says, the love of money is the root of all evil. False gospel cannot stand the test of time, only the Gospel of Jesus Christ is powerful to save those who believe and it is eternal because God is eternal.
Easter Sunday （April 8, 2012）I met a white couple from
Tasmania, Australia, at a church. I told them many American churches have apostatized
and some preachers preached the false gospel called prosperity gospel. The American
values are money, power and sex. I explained that false preachers preached that
if you give money to their church or ministry, God will open up heaven and pour
down blessings on you and make you rich – how it is contrary to the teaching of
Jesus Christ. You follow Jesus Christ not with a goal of getting rich; if you
are rich, give your money to the poor. I also told them, the Crystal Cathedral,
the American center of prosperity gospel, has gone bankrupt. The Christian lady
asked, “Is it true?” When I reaffirmed, she spontaneously said: “Amen!” It
suddenly dawned on me, Christians everywhere, no matter what national or racial
background, who believe in the one true faith, who love the Lord Jesus Christ and
the Holy Bible as the Word of God, all have common aspirations and same
feelings about spiritual things. All condemn heresy and false gospels.
When you mix faith, fame, family and fortune, they form an explosive situation. The prosperity gospel is toxic and it has stained and ruined quite a few well-known individuals who were “anointed” to advance and enrich themselves displayed in shameless lavish lifestyle. Those who employ all kinds of secular technologies and formats to attract audience are bound to fail. Just as all fads will lose their charms. Fancy slogans are not the Gospel truths. The members of the Church of Jesus Christ increase by the power of the Holy Spirit as it was done at the early church. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, it does not depend on the charm and charisma and craft of any individual. It is a great suspect when a preacher becomes a millionaire. In the first place, the idea of spiritual empire is un-Scriptural. It is wrong and immoral for a charismatic preacher to raise funds everywhere in the name of Christ or the Gospel to build business centers for the benefits of his off-springs or descendants as legacy or inheritance. Donations are for the cause of Christ, not individuals. For the church is not a family business or family fortune of anyone. As Gamaliel said, “And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God."(Act 5:38-39) If the work of Crystal Cathedral is of men, it will come to nothing as it is happening. Time has told the truth. Prosperity gospel is definitely a false gospel.
"I need more help from you. If you are a tither, become a double-tither. If you are not a tither, become a tither. This ministry has earned your trust. This ministry has earned your help.” This sounds like Oral Roberts some years ago who disgracefully begged for money with the pretext of having a “vision” from Jesus. This kind of appeal is un-Biblical; over the years some American preachers have dishonored the Lord. Remember the preacher who had his picture taken at a studio with a fake facade of the Great Wall and proclaimed he was preaching the Gospel in China and therefore asking for money?
How in the world using "Biblical"
money management would get a church into debts of more than $43 million? The
Bible says, “Owe no one anything.” (Rom 13:8) NIV translates, “Let no debt remain
outstanding.” Apostle Paul said, “Not that I speak from want, for I have
learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along
with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every
circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both
of having abundance and suffering need.” (Phl 4:11-12) Unlike Paul, some American
infamous preachers only know how to live in lavish lifestyle. “Tough
times never last. Tough people do." Let us see how tough people last
and do without
begging for money in the name of Jesus Christ? If you give money to
false church or false preachers, you do not lay up treasures in heaven,
only waste your money to make false preachers rich. The fact that the
church which preaches the prosperity gospel was filling for bankruptcy
proves the fallacy of the prosperity gospel. The prosperity gospel is a
The following is an updated information:
Crystal Cathedral was the center of a false gospel called prosperity gospel. Preachers of prosperity gospel are false preachers. The fact that the Crystal Cathedral has gone bankrupt is a de facto and actual proof that prosperity gospel they preach is a false gospel. Prosperity gospel does not bring prosperity even to the Crystal Cathedral, much less to its followers. The church is not a family business or private enterprise or a spiritual empire to enrich family members. The fact Crystal Cathedral had fired three relatives of the megachurch’s founder tells something is structurally and seriously wrong with the church from the start. The church of Jesus Christ does not belong to the sons and daughters, sons-in-law or daughters-in-law, relatives and friends of any preacher or pastor, directors or producers, elders or deacons, etc. The Crystal Cathedral has sold its church to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange tells you the monolithic Roman Catholic Church is very rich.
There are ways to determine if a preacher is false preacher or not:
(A). 1Ti 6:3-5,“If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.”
Note: If a preacher preaches a false gospel, he must be a false preacher, unsound in doctrine. No one who is untrue to the Word of God is a servant of Christ. Prosperity gospel is a false gospel; and there are many other false gospels such as political gospel, social gospel, feminist gospel, racial gospel, capitalistic gospel, possibility thinking gospel, positive thinking gospel, etc.
(B). 1Ti 3:2-5,“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?)”
Note: What is required of a bishop is required of all preachers. If a preacher is greedy for money, a lover of money, he is a false preacher.
(C). Gal 5:19-21,“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Note: If a preacher commits adultery or homosexuality, he is a false preacher.
(D).1Th 2:3-7,“For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit. But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts. For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness--God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.”
If a preacher is abusive, oppressive, deceitful, and seeks glory from men and
mistreats people, he is a false preacher. Some years ago in Orange
County, California, a preacher had
his picture taken at a studio with a mockup background of the Great Wall and he
made a televised appeal by asking for donation because he was preaching in China. That was
a deceitful act. A true servant of Christ cannot be deceitful.
1Pe 5:2-3,“Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock.”
Note：The Scripture cited above
spells out the required character, conduct, and attitude
of every preacher or pastor.
Act 20:24, “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the Gospel of the grace of God.”
Note: Regarding the article written by Franklin Graham (July 22, 2012), some comment is needed.
(A). It is not appropriate to say “Jesus is a model on how to the church should respond to HIV/AIDS.” In the first place Jesus is not a model of this and a model of that. Jesus is the Lord, the Savior of the world. Jesus came into the world “to save sinners,” which was the primary; “to heal the sick” was secondary. The commandment that Jesus Christ gave to the apostles and all believers as He ascended to heaven,
Mar 16:15-16, “And He said to them: Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.”
supreme responsibility of the Church of Jesus Christ is to proclaim the
to every creature, not to do social work, or anything else. It is fine
if the Lord leads a person to do the work of charity or responding to
of those who suffer HIV/AIDS and other illness. It does not mean the
Church of Jesus Christ has to respond when one man has a social agenda,
etc. Once I heard a Chinese pastor was so proud in announcing he was
back from 3-month training in social work in Denmark. Social work is
not preaching the Gospel. The ministry of the Gospel is not social
work, it is spiritual work in reaching sinners and winning souls with
the Gospel of salvation.
(B). It is not appropriate to compare HIV/AIDS with leprosy in Bible times. In the first place no one knew exactly how a person got leprosy in Bible times, not necessarily caused by one’s own behavior. Today how to get HIV/AIDS is very clear and well known. You can get HIV/AIDS by your own conduct. HIV/AIDS can be contracted through blood, body fluids, sexual intercourse, dirty needles, etc. If you do not commit sexual promiscuity or have sex with one infected with HIV/AIDS, or through contaminated blood transfusion, etc. you will never have HIV/AIDS. If you are a homosexual, drug addict, and perform sexual immorality, etc. your chances of getting HIV/AIDS are very high. Once I watched a TV interview, a young white woman maintained her virginity a long time until one day she had sex with a man the first time and she got AIDS. It was heart-breaking. This information is free and does not cost anything. Young and unmarried people should abstain from sex, married couple should be faithful and do not commit extramarital affair. Clean and moral conduct is the best prevention of HIV/AIDS, and you do not need to go to a university or hospital for this instruction.
It is dangerous to cite politicians as model Christians as if they were God’s appointed
or represent the cause of Jesus Christ because there are many American
politicians who are warmongers, liars, corrupt and greedy officials, supremacists
and racists, and children of darkness. Many politicians want God to be on their
side but they are not on God’s side. Too many politicians use Christ and the
Gospel to advance or strengthen their political position and power. It is bad
to mix politics with religion because politics is inherently corrupt. Political
leaders who support and legalize same-sex marriage and homosexuality are not
compatible with Christianity. Political gospel, social gospel and prosperity
gospel are NOT the true Gospel. The treachery is for the Church to stress the
physical above the spiritual, the material over the moral.
(D). It is wrong to say “no matter what they have done in life, God still loves them and He will forgive them.”
Luk 13:5,“I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” There is no automatic forgiveness because God is love. To receive forgiveness of sins, sinners need to repent and believe in Jesus Christ.
Mat 11:20,“Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.”
saying: The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God
is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.” Act 2:38,“Peter
said to them: Repent, and each of you be baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
I do not know Robert Schuller and not a friend of his. By chance I came across in mid-September 2013 the sad news that Mr. Schuller, 86, has been diagnosed with cancer, has a fist-sized tumor in his esophagus that has spread to his lymph nodes. Probably Robert Schuller is not far from death. Everyone will die anyway sooner or later, that is not what I am concerned here. I know Robert Schuller has been preaching a false gospel which is contrary to the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. His false gospel has proven to be a failure to his church and his followers. Now is the time for Mr. Schuller to come clean and confess his sins to God and declare to the world that the gospel he has been preaching is a false gospel and ask God for forgiveness. This is the advice of Apostle Peter inspired by the Holy Spirit:
Act 8:22,“Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.”
Hear ye, Robert Schuller, this may be your last chance!
Hear ye, followers of prosperity gospel!
Hear ye, Americans and peoples of the world!
The Scriptures prove the true hope, not only for America, but for the whole world:
Tts 2:11-14,“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”
America cannot and does not offer hope. America does not have hope outside of Christ. The way America travels is the path to destruction. American leaders are leading America to self-destruction and destruction of the world. Only the redeemed have the blessed hope. America, China, Germany and all kingdoms of this world will vanish. My kingdom is not of this world. My only hope lies in the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus.
January 25, 2017
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