Death of a Nation/Dynasty

Ancient China was ruled by king. When the king died, his son reigned in his stead, and so on. The rule continued, until one day, someone overthrew him and became king himself. We Chinese call this a (dynasty). Dynasty may lasted for hundreds of years, or it may last a very short time.

The first king was usually a good person, but the last king was usually bad. AND "SEX" WAS USUALLY THE CAUSE OF HIS FALL, this happened for many dynasties.

LORD : Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry and the land become full of wickedness. [Lev 19:29]

When the king went after sex, he would forsake all teachings of LORD/Jesus about kindness, mercy, compassion, justice. He would show no respect to the opposite sex. He would only pursue sex more and more (King Solomon of ancient Israel had 1000 concubines.) And that would be the end of that dynasty.

Not only for the king, but for ordinary people. If he goes after "sex" (or good food), he would show no respect to the opposite sex, and would forsake kindness, mercy, compassion, fairness and justice.

LORD (to Abraham) : "As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your descendants after you : Every male among you shall be circumcised. You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.
[Gen 17:9-11]

LORD (to Ezekiel) : "Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes, and hear with your ears all that I shall tell you concerning all the ordinances of the temple of the LORD and all its laws; and mark well those who may be admitted to the temple and all those who are to be excluded from the sanctuary. And say to the rebellious house, to the house of Israel, Thus says the LORD GOD : O house of Israel, let there be an end to all your abominations, in admitting foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and flesh, to be in my sanctuary, profaning it, when you offer to me my food, the fat and the blood. ....
[Eze 44:5-7]

(Note : to physically remove the "foreskin" of MALE (NOT FEMALE) is not required of us Christians nowadays. See [Acts 15:28-29 - "For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from unchastity... "].

But I tell you my personal experience. My parents knew not of removing foreskin of boys, and when I was only 6 (or 7 ? I cannot remember my age then), when I was taking a bath, I discovered accidentally that playing with my foreskin could give me pleasure. I started playing with it every time I went to bathe. I stopped at the age of 35 when I learned that LORD wants me to be "clean" and that the way of man and woman is for descendants and that we should pursue after the righteousness of LORD. But this has already ruined my health. My bodily size did not develop as it should had been.

Thus circumcising the foreskin of your boy can prevent such accidents. But if you are to circumcize him, you MUST WAIT AT LEAST ONE WEEK AFTER BIRTH before asking the doctor to do so, or the BLOOD WILL NOT CURDLE, AND HE WILL BLEED TO DEATH.)

If one shows no respect to the weaker sex, will he show respect to you ? Then all sort of wickedness will appear and everyone suffers.

The situation in Hong Kong is getting worse. In this month of May, there is shown on TV a full hour (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday) of girls in bikini, and on one week day, girls in bikini. And it seems to me that the situation will get worse and worse (one TV station does this, and the other TV station will follow).

There doesn't seem to be any way to stop this. The political and legal system in Hong Kong is inherited from the British, who in turn, inherited it from the Romans.

LORD's political system can stop this. China's ancient political system [1][2] resembles LORD's political system, in that the king sits in the middle, and officers (both military and civil-affairs) stand on his left and right, and they take counsel together.

You may wonder why this system can stand : there is no Laws nor by-laws like that in the Western countries that prevent officers from illegal acts. King and his officers can act illegally and hurt everyone.

Sure, a bad king or bad officers can bring tremendous disasters to everyone, and it happened many many times, and the number of dynasties in China testifies this.

But this ancient Chinese system has a strong moral background. The teachings of Confucius [Analect of Confucius] was the required subject in public examinations, and everyone who wanted to be officers in the King's court must pass this examination (the King will then assign them to various regions in China to be "mandarins"). This selection of public officers by public examination to stand in King's court had been in existence in China for more than 800 years, even dynasties may change or kings may change, this system existed for more than 800 years.

To be in the King's court carries with it "fame" and "steady salary", and thus many parents would like to have their sons educated in Confucius' teachings, to be able to pass the public exam, to be "Mandarins". (This is the short-coming of this type of system, people wanted to be public-officers only for "fame" and "steady salary". And many "Mandarins" became corrupt this way. For a vivid account of life in China during the Ching Dynasty, I recommend the book "The Yangtze Valley and Beyond" by Isabella Bird (Bird, Isabella L./Isabella Lucy)

Thus China system was prevented from becoming bad by "Analect of Confucius" - the moral teachings of Confucius.

The Roman system is restrained by Laws and by-laws (but the rich and famous and lawyers can easily bypass such, and Laws and by-laws can be used against Law biding citizens by finding fault with them or by placing yokes on them.)

For LORD's system to be successful, LORD's Laws must be taught widely so that everyone knows "justice" (also "do not add to nor take away from LORD's Law", in order to keep it simple and keep it from growing bigger and bigger).

Also the salary for the "Teaching Levites and Priests" must be from donation, voluntary donation of tithe.

The salary for the "Civil Servants" must also be from donation, about 1% (See Ezekial Chapter 45 for details, in short, 1/60 of grain, 1/100 of oil, 1/200 of sheep), but the "Civil Servants" are given land [Eze 48], so that they may carry out agriculture as well as manufacture activities there. Since decision on civil matters rest with the whole congregation, and the "Civil Servants" are to provide "consultation services" only, hence they must have solid experience (such as road construction, railway construction, water supply, water filtration, communication ... those infra-structure projects) first.

The trend of the growing power of "Secret Alliance" where every one who join is bound by "code of silence or DEATH", but great reward of shared power and gains if they forsake their conscience and obey, and the growth of such un-restrained behaviour (adultery, homo-sexuality, rave parties, totally un-restrained living, drug, pursue after money/possession/fame/life of enemy/pleasure from sex/pleasure from good food/great personal success, and totally forget LORD and His requirements of us : "holiness, purity of heart, kindness, mercy, "share your bread with the hungry", justice to the weak and dumb, ... ) should be the concern of everyone of us. Everyone of us should have a high sense of social responsibility : we receive our education here, we receive the food and services here, we receive everything here. We should care about it.

I hope everyone would help in the spreading of the teachings of LORD and of Jesus, and to reason with those who have gone into the wrong paths, and to tell them LORD's forgiveness through repentance. We may not success, and most probably we will fail, but we must do our duty.

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