Jesus died at the age of 33,
Jesus faced persecution, many people sought to destroy him, and finally they succeeded and nailed him to the cross.
Jesus left behind an example, that people should only do what is right in the sight of GOD, even at the peril of death.
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All the essays below are written with Mormons in mind. Therefore, if you haven't read the Book of Mormon, you may find it difficult.
Wu Siu Yan
>I'm not sure how many people in this club are from >Utah but, I am. >For those of you not aware a little girl was abducted >at gun point from her home last Wednesday. Her name >is Elizabeth and she's 14 years old.
In a town on the border of USA and Mexico where many US manufacturers moved in, lot of girls are missing.
I live in Hong Kong, and north of Hong Kong is Shun-Chun, China. Many Hong Kong manufacturers moved there, and many Chinese from the rural areas move there to find job. Again, many girls are missing. A reporter succeeded in filming a girl crying when she served as a prostitute (with a hidden camcorder). Also many such girls are exported to Hong Kong, Macau as prostitutes.
A Nepalese girl was cheated to Bombay, and she refused to be a prostitute, but she was repeatedly beaten and given no food. The deal was simple : no food and be beaten, or be a prostitute. She couldn't take the pain of continual beatings, and she succumbed after several days. Later, she escaped and her story appeared on the Internet.
There was a Russian girl who was cheated by job-offer abroad, but found herself forced to be a prostitute. She later succeeded in escaping back to Russia. A BBC reporter interviewed her, and she said that the place where she was imprisoned, there were about 300 girls.
There seems to be no justice, no one cares. But there is absolute justice, as LORD ( = TRUTH ) is GOD of justice, and there are angels intervening in all matters invisibly everyday, everywhere. Nothing will happen without LORD's approval, therefore put our trust in LORD in all tragedies. (But that doesn't mean we do nothing, we have responsibilities/duties. We do our part, and let LORD do the rest.)
Every piece of injustices will be settled. There will be punishment in hell, even eternal punishment and unquenchable fire for demons and the extremely wicked people. Therefore do not be angry with the wicked, (see [Psalm 37] by King David and [Psalm 73] by Asaph), nor take vengeance with your own hand, for that breaks the Laws too. (LORD and His angels execute justice, not our own hands.)
Many Christians faced tragic death. In BOM, there were recorded several incidents that the un-repented people killed the recently repented people, (see [Alma 14:8-11], [Alma 24:6-26]), even killing them by fire! See [Hebrew 11], New Testament, for Christians under torture).
LORD promises us with a New Heaven and New Earth, if only we live a life like Jesus, humble and pure and meek and endure to the end, doing what is right in the sight of LORD even at the peril of death and torture.
We are looking forward to a place with no tears and sorrow, but everywhere child-like people loving and caring for each other.
In [Revelation], John spoke : "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from GOD, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a great voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling of GOD is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and GOD himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall here be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.' " [Rev 21:1-4].
Therefore, do not be over-griefed. LORD over-sees everything, and intervenes in everything.
We have our duty to do -- social responsibility. In a tomb-stone, there is an inscription "We will meet again, till our work is done." We have work to do before we leave the world and meet LORD.
I feel sorry for a girl of only 14 to face ruthless and merciless people with deadly weapons. I also feel sorry for the many girls cheated or forced to be prostitutes with no governments to help them and that they are to suffer, day-in and day-out with no end in sight (Secret Alliance control the governments. There is global alliance against terrorism, but no government co-operation against girls trafficking. Many who are in girl-trafficking/brothel-business have connection with security agencies.) We may not be able to save them, but we can DO SOMETHING to bring in a better world. Pray LORD to guide you in your efforts.
Let everyone of us DO something.
Wu Siu Yan
In the Internet world, one can really do a lot with little effort :
- Emails - you may write letters and carbon-copy them to many people, just put the addresses together, separated with commas, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org );
- Run your own web site (there are many web-hosting companies that offer free web-hosting, provided you allow their advertisements to appear. Even your Internet-Service-Provider would usually give you several megabytes for hosting your homepage).
- Run your "Reader Digest"-like of Newsletters, local newspaper, etc.
Computer knowledge to do the above is not much : click [Simple ebooks on Computer, or Computer Languages.
(*) LORD's political system in short.
>These girls are being saviours by their >willingness to go through these things. >They most assuredly did know that they >would suffer those things before they came >to earth. And they agreed to go through it >so that they could benefit themselves and >us through it. It is a godly sacrifice >they have made before coming here to earth. >And I feel deep love and appreciation for >their love and sacrifice for all.
It is mostly our own inexperience and our lack of knowledge of LORD that get us into trouble.
LORD gives everyone freewill -- we may choose to do good, or to do evil. A large proportion of people would choose evil, to do as their hearts' desire, paying no regard to the Laws and Commandments of LORD. Therefore, the world is a dangerous place.
Evidently, the people who abducted the girl at gun point had chosen evil. Also the girl-traffickers too.
As LORD is invisible, many of us would make light of the existence of LORD and His power.
Therefore many of us would throw LORD's word "KEEP THE LAWS AND COMMANDMENTS => BLESSING; BREAK THE LAWS AND COMMANDMENTS => CURSE" behind our back, and walk our own ways.
We break LORD's Laws, and so we are under a curse, and angels would arrange things that we suffer.
On the other hand, if we keep LORD's Laws, we are under a blessing, and the angels would arrange good for us, even to escape death.
King David did only what was right in the sight of LORD, but king Saul was angry with him, fearing that David was to take away his throne, so he sought his hurt continuously. On several occasions, Saul was about to capture David, but David escaped. David did not escape on his own, LORD's intervening hand helped him to escape.
Sometimes, we suffer injustices, and wish to take justice into our own hands. Hate may blind our eyes, and in taking vengeance with our own hands, we break LORD's Laws, and thus incurs punishment. It is what Jesus taught us to endure to the end : "And he that endureth not unto the end, the same is he that is also hewn down and cast into the fire, from whence they can no more return, because of the justice of the Father." [3 Nephi 27:16-17] LORD allows no taking vengeance with our own hands. Vengeance belongs to LORD.
This world is a dangerous place. If we believe not in the existence of LORD, we will be lonely. On the other hand, if we trust that LORD is ever faithful in His promise - "Keep the Laws => Blessing; Break the Laws => Curse", we would be careful to walk in His teachings, as well as in the teachings of Jesus. We would pray to Him often, and He would guide us and shepherd us, and we will not feel lonely. Jesus : "He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. If a man love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me does not keep my word; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me." [John 14:21-24]
Though the world is a dangerous place, many men of faith have gone before us, and they left us good examples. We should look up to Jesus, how he did only that was right in the sight of LORD, even at the peril of death and torture. We could also look up to Matthew, Peter, John, Luke, Paul, Lehi, Nephi, Alma, Mosiah, Mormoni, ... All of them were men of faith, and they clinged to LORD, walked humbly with LORD, and earned for themselves a place in the New Heaven and New Earth.
But many people do not have knowledge of LORD, nor of his Son, therefore they feel they are left alone in the struggle. We should care for them, and tell them the teachings of LORD/Jesus, so that they may not be helpless. LORD : "But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare." [Jer 29:7]
Wu Siu Yan
>You are a son of God and have more priesthood power >than most LDs men who think that they have Priesthood.
I am just an ordinary Christian. Jesus and LORD will dwell in the heart of all who walk in their teachings/commandments. Therefore, I am not special.
This promise to to us all. Therefore, anyone, whoever he/she is, if only he/she would walk in the teachings of Jesus, Jesus and LORD will dwell in his/her heart.
Wu Siu Yan
Quran acknowledges Moses and Jesus. Yet ask any Muslim, if he/she knows the teachings of Moses, of Jesus. The Muslims know them not other than teachings of Quran (eat no pork, fast, pray to Mecca, wash hand and feet, give alms, ... These are not wrong, but DIVERSIONS to draw people away from the true teachings of LORD and of Jesus. Also, there are deadly precepts in Quran, e.g. "martyrdom" means "dying for Islam" rather than "dying for honesty, uprightness, kindness, mercy, faithfulness, meekness, humility, .....")
LDS acknowledges LORD and Jesus. Yet ask any LDS, if he/she could recite the Ten Commandments, Laws and Commandments of LORD, Sermon on the Mount, by heart. LDS know mainly the teachings of D&C -- again, these are diversions to draw people away from the true teachings of LORD and of Jesus. (Note : D&C -- "Doctrines and Covenants", is a book written by Joseph Smith, claiming to be revelations from LORD, much as Quran claims to be revelation from LORD, yet they are not.)
If LDS would not throw away D&C, as was suggested by David Whitmer, LDS would be another "Islam", and D&C would be another "QURAN", and members of LDS will know nothing of the true teachings of LORD and Jesus. They will be as ignorant as the Muslims as to the teachings of LORD and of Jesus.
Return to LORD and Jesus, read the Bible and BOM cover to cover on your own, not letting any other interprete the message for you, but interprete the message in them using your COMMON SENSE. Let not the fall of JS be your fall.
Wu Siu Yan
If you accept D&C as the words of GOD, you will accept Quran as the words of GOD too.
If you accept "D&C and Quran" as words of GOD, then the Bible and BOM will get farther and farther away from you.
Then you are no longer comfortable with the persons in the Bible, and they will be strangers to you :
Abraham, Issac, Rebekah, Jacob, Leah, Judah, Joseph, Tamar, ... Moses, Jethro, Joshua, Boaz, Ruth, Deborah, Japhthah, Samson, Samuel, David, Jonathan, Elijah, Elisha, Esther, Mordecai, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Amos, Jonah, ...
Lord Jesus, Peter, James, John, Thomas, Mary (s), Luke, Paul, ....
Lehi, Nephi, Jacob, Mosiah, Alma, Ammon, Helaman, Nephi, Mormon, Moroni, ... ( David Whitmer, Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery )
and you will hold in honor the Rabbi of Israel, and the Muslim elders, and you will be comfortable with them.
On the other hand, if you love the Bible, and walk in its teachings, you will love the persons in the OLD TESTAMENT, as well as those in the NEW TESTAMENT, and you will immediately accept BOM, because the authors in BOM were of like nature as the persons in Bible. They are no longer strangers to you, but people you would like to honor, feel comfortable with and want to befriend with.
And if you walk resolutely in the teachings of LORD and Jesus, holding fast Laws/Commandments, .... you will have the knowledge and courage to reject D&C and Quran. On the other hand, if you walk not in their teachings, you will never have the knowledge nor courage to reject D&C, or Quran.
Would you want to live with the Rabbi of Israel, the Muslims in the "New Heaven and New Earth", or would you like to live with the persons in the Bible, in BOM ?
Wu Siu Yan
P.S. Fear the LORD, His Laws and Commandments are not set up as "literature study" only, but as a perfect "system of absolute justice and balance".
Ever since Paul published that "salvation is grace" not "works" (Letters of Paul in New Testament), people twisted it into : the name of "Jesus" is a ticket to "automatic entry into heaven", ticket of "no accountability".
Ten Commandments ? How many Christians today can recite the Ten Commandments ? How many Christians would interpret [Mt 19:16-19] truly in spirit and truth ?
How many Christians could recite the main precepts in "Sermon on the Mount"?
How many Christians would interpret [Mt 5:17-20] truly in spirit and in truth?
The sons of Lehi, the Nephites, were firm in keeping the commandments of LORD. Only when Jesus appeared to them after his resurrection, and told them that the "lamb/cattle sacrifices" were no longer needed, did they stop those practices. BUT STILL THEY WERE FIRM IN KEEPING THE OTHER COMMANDMENTS/LAWS OF LORD, and made sure that no one in the congregation break LORD's Laws. Also they held fast "Sermon on the Mount", Jesus' teaching.
LORD requires us to be "holy". Every Christian who stands before Him in the Last Day and be accepted must be "holy" -- they will be measured against the plummet, His only son, Jesus.
LORD requires us to be "holy". Every Christian who stands before Him in the Last Day and be accepted must be "holy" -- they will be measured against the plummet, His only son, Jesus.Do you think an "unclean" person will have a body that will not corrupt ? that will last to eternity ? (Only people of TRUTH will last to eternity. Those who called themselves Christians and yet are "homosexuals", adulterer/adulteress, and who practice "occult things" such as member of Mason/Secret-alliance, ... will end up in the lake of fire, unless they REPENT.)
Because of the failures of the churches (especially the Catholic Church), LORD revealed the BOM in the 1820s and told JS to form a new church.
Unfortunately JS was tempted and fell (NO ONE IS INFALLIBLE, IF YOU THINK JS OR YOU YOURSELF IS INFALLIBLE, YOU ARE NOT OF TRUTH), and "Secret Alliance" got hold of the Mormon Church even onto today. If you care to read the "History of the Church", by John Whitmer, and the "Autobiography of John D. Lee", and the book by David Whitmer, "An Address to all believers of Christ", you will know.
The most important thing for us to do today is to keep the Laws and Commandments of LORD, minus the sacrificial part, and tell others to do the same [Mt 5:17-20].
ALSO TELL EVERY CHRISTIAN TO READ THE BOM, minus the practices of LDS, telling them that BOM is true history of Mayans of America, a valuable history that everyone who lives in the America should give heed to, if they are not to be destroyed as the Mayans.
Wu Siu Yan