(Note : Steven Swan refused to file tax returns and pay tax, on the ground that no laws in USA made that compulsory. But a jury convicted him. I wrote of what I thought on this.)
On "theft", LORD taught us,
LORD : "If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. He shall make restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the stolen beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or an ass or a sheep, he shall pay double." [Ex 22:1-2]
Therefore the thief is fined double, 4 times or 5 times, and the victim is recompensed double, 4 times or 5 times.
This is the spirit of the law -- justice; wrongdoer will be punished, and the victim will be recompensed.
But if a thief who steals a camel, and pleads not guilty in court, claiming that GOD did not say stealing a camel is illegal, his case will never stand.
Using letter of the Law to defy the spirit of the law is wrong before GOD.
Government uses tax money to support secret research of weapons targeted against dissidents (of the shadow government/secret alliance), or depriving citizens of freedom by oppressive laws, is wrong. But not to file tax returns, not to pay tax due to "letters" of law is wrong also. I feel sorry for Steven Swan. I had fallen into this wrong before, but now I have corrected myself -- observe carefully the spirit of the law (GOD's law) and fear GOD.
Wu Siu Yan
England was invaded by kings from Europe many times. The king parcelled out the land into districts. He appointed people of his choice to control each district. They were "strong supporters" of the king, collecting taxes from the people for the king, and supplied the king with money and army. These "governors" parcelled out the land to people under him, and dealt with them as the king dealt with them -- asking them to collect taxes and to supply fighting men.
However, those "governors" had to settle disputes among the people; otherwise peace and stability would be lost. So they set up courts. But those courts of law were not free, and people had to pay for justice.
Elders, experienced persons, who previously settled disputes in the neighborhood, among families, were robbed of their judicial power. No one was allowed to administer justice for his neighbours. And only the king, and the "governors" under him, could settle disputes, in the courts of their choice, and to collect legal fees.
Those "governors" rarely cared for the people, what they cared were the taxes to be collected. But they had to provide this judicial service, or else peace and stability would be destroyed. They didn't want people to trouble them with disputes, so they raised the legal/court fees, and made many artificial rules. Many even took bribes and showed partiality.
Because of the complexity of the rules, lawyers become a big profession, and people have to pay expensive legal fees. What used to be a free and prompt administration of justice by elders/experienced persons, now becomes a cumbersome, lengthy and expensive process; worse, because of money-loving lawyers expert in legal tricks, true justice are often lacking.
Wu Siu Yan
P.S. For those interested, I recommend the book "The Background of The Common Law", by Derek Roebuck, Oxford University Press.
If one would study the laws/commandments of GOD, which one can finish in one hour, one would know justice -- true justice, not lawyer's justice, nor shadow government's justice; but GOD's true justice.
But many people would not spend even one hour for this. Either they do not believe, or they think GOD cannot make rules, but man make rules (the legislature), or he himself makes rules, not GOD.
Many listen to their pastors that the laws of GOD are obsolete ! (are they wolves in sheep's clothes?) so they pay no attention to GOD's law.
A reasonably educated person could be a reasonable judge just after one hour (though time and experience can improve his/her ability to judge). But a law student can't, even after years of learning.
Students of law schools learn precedents and not principles, therefore they learn very little, or learn useless things, even after years in such schools. They learn tediously -- the precedents are many and difficult to understand and time-consuming to read. When they come out, they master the "technicalities", not principles, and many become lovers of money, and not lovers of justice.
With this ability and this knowledge of law (of GOD), one can discern many tricks of demons/wicked (but those tricks will work on those who have no such knowledge).
There is a popular law book, "Smith & Keenan's English Law", by Denis Keenan, which has many real cases (=~ 600 cases), and law cases are very valuable in understanding English laws. It is interesting to apply the law of GOD to these real cases.
The law of GOD takes us one hour to learn, and we can master true justice. People simply do not believe this, perhaps, they have been brain washed by the media (or by their pastors, or by the so called "mainstream Christianity"). How sad. Even more sad is that Christians do not listen to Jesus' words, to teach others laws/commandments,
Jesus : "Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." [Mt 5:17-20]
Wu Siu Yan
P.S. Incidentally, from that book, "English Law", we get insight into the many technicalities and traps that a sophisticated lawyer can destroy cases even if they are justified; and many people still spend time and money after justice in courts!
LORD's laws cover,
I have explained them in details in posts 1 to 370 in http://groups.yahoo.com/group/God_Jesus_teachings/
Check them out after you have read the Bible (or in conjunction with the Bible).
Wu Siu Yan
From the book, (which is a very short book),
(*) The Background of the Common Law, by Derek Roebuck, (Oxford University Press)
we know the origin of the Common Law. And Laws in USA, in many other countries originated from the Common Law of England.
Many "technicalities" in law were made by man, and they became "yokes" that lawyers and people through generations couldn't shake free. Worse, these "yokes"/"technicalities" accumulated more and more over the years !
(However, those "yoke"/"technicalities" become opportunities for lawyers to earn big money ! and for crafty lawyers hired by the rich and powerful to ruin a case !)
But what did GOD say of His laws/commandments ? GOD plainly told us not to add to them nor delete any from them. Therefore laws of GOD remain constant through the ages and the laws can easily be learned by all, not only lawyers.
GOD's laws are eternal (comparable to theorems in mathematics); man-made things are transient.
Under LORD's law, trial is before all congregation, and trial is based on the principles of justice, and elders could be judges.
But under Common Law, trial could at best be before a jury; and in Britain, only criminal case resulting in longer than 1 year's imprisonment can ask for jury trial.
Witnesses are extremely important in knowing the "truth" of the matter. Under LORD's law, it is very simple,
LORD : "If any one sins in that he hears a public adjuration to testify and though he is a witness, whether he has seen or come to know the matter, yet does not speak, he shall bear his iniquity." [Lev. 5:1]
Everyone who knows must speak out, whether he/she hears from neighbours or witnesses the thing happening. Even "rumours" can give us valuable information as to the "truth of the matter".
But in law courts of today, there are restriction as to who may become witness and what may be acceptable as "evidence" from witnesses.
Therefore, even if the truth is apparent to the judge/lawyer/jury, but technicality as what may be taken as truth from witnesses can ruin a case.
Wu Siu Yan
LORD allows the Roman system of justice prevail for more than 2000 years, and the Roman system is still in use today. There must be a reason in it.
Many of the "precedents" cited in text-books were rulings in Appeal Courts, decisions reached by several judges sitting together. From the judgements they pronounced, we can get some understanding of what people considered to be just.
Therefore "precedents" have value in understanding justice. (However, if one studies the laws of GOD first, then study the "precedents", the result would be better.)
Many judges discover the value of LORD's laws. In former Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), a chief judge (minister of justice) discovered the value of GOD's laws after his many years of practice in law. His way of finding out the truth of matter was to let both sides argue their case thoroughly before him. (Note : at that time, whites in Rhodesia were a minority, and he judged mostly blacks.)
The ordinances of today, as well as the system, are not without value, we can learn a lot of minor points which can disrupt true justice if we are not careful with them.
But today's justice is doomed, because of Secret Alliance. One from the secret alliance wrote his autobiography before his death (he received order to murder many, and he did. But the matter arose public wrath, and the secret alliance "betrayed" him as a scapegoat. In his anger, he told many things before he was executed). He told of ALL policemen telling lies in court, to cover and protect one 'comrade' (because if any one of them betrayed their comrade, they knew the outcome would be death.)
Today, many lawyers, judges of all levels have joined the Secret Alliance, therefore, it is hopeless to make lawyers/judges to follow the rules made by the legislature. It is a hopeless task. But for education purposes, it is good -- the present legal system and the many things connected with it teach us many thing (though not all are positive, some are negative for us to know its defects).
Wu Siu Yan
Apart from king, nearly all political systems of today originated from the Romans. In short, our political system is a Roman system.
But throughout history, there have been other political systems.
(*) Chinese system -- officials were selected through public examination of the "classics" (Analect of Confucius, Analect of Mencius, ...) and they were sent out as judge and administrator throughout China. Therefore ancient China was ruled by the moral codes of Confucius (not laws!), and a judge and administrator well versed in Confucius.
( Analect of Confucius
(*) Ancient Israelite system -- that was the system used by Moses when he led the Israelites out of Egypt. This system was taught to him by GOD. Joshua, successor of Moses, and other Israelites until king Saul, also used this system. Basically, it is a "leaderless system". For more details, read posts 1 to 370 in talkgroup, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/God_Jesus_teachings/
(*) Greek System
(*) Media/Persia System
(*) Babylonia System
When the system is bad, nothing can be done. To correct things in a system which is designed by the Roman will not be fruitful.
Wu Siu Yan
People think GOD cannot make rules.
But GOD does have the right to make rules. He created everything (look at the stars at night), why doesn't He have the right to make rules. If you are the boss of a company you founded, do you not have the right to make rules for all the employees ? and to punish or even fire him if he breaks it ?
For example, GOD strictly prohibits sodomy (or lesbian), and sodomy is punishable by death. (HIV is not chance event.)
But many countries legalize sodomy, the reason being that the act is done privately. (That is to say, people can break the rules of GOD in private.)
'Same sex marriage' is hotly debated today. Two men living together is not sin as long as no sexual act (sodomy) is involved. But "same sex couple" does have sex, which breaks GOD's laws.
Since GOD made the rules, GOD also set up angels to act as "policemen", invisible policemen, to bless those who keep the laws/commandments, and to punish those who breaks the laws/commandments.
Car accidents, getting illnesses (many severe and long lasting), mis-haps, .... are ALL not chance events. They happen because GOD has given the "GO", otherwise they would not have happened.
Many people suffer, thinking it is mis-fortune that they suffer. No, mostly it is because they break the laws/commandments of GOD.
Young people (including me once was) are inexperienced, and without moral teachers, they do many wrongs, and sin a lot; therefore they always feel in-secure; and frustration, emptiness, ... follows.
But GOD does provide a way, repentance --
LORD : "But if a wicked man turns away from all his sins which he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness which he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the LORD GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live ?" [Eze 18:21-23]
To show repentance, one immerses oneself completely in water (in river, pond, pool, or even your bathtub) and prays to GOD for forgiveness, and promises GOD to do only what is lawful and right afterwards. Baptism means "death to old self, live a re-born life". (You can do this yourself, you need no pastor.)
GOD also appeared in human form, that is Jesus. Jesus is condescension of GOD in human form. GOD created Jesus in his 100% likeness ("clone") before He created the earth, and Jesus was sent down to earth to show how we should live -- do only that is lawful and right in the eyes of GOD even at the peril of death.
Main Teachings of Jesus
Hope you would check out Jesus' teachings, check out the law/commandments of GOD, to see if they are really godly teachings or not. Hope you may live a re-born life, and enjoy the blessings of GOD.
Wu Siu Yan
First of all, we should know what is "secret alliance",
Secret Alliance usually originates from one person (or a group of persons) who lusts for power. Members who join Secret Alliance must swear an Oath of Silence, they must not betray the secrets to outsiders, or else they lose their lifes. They are highly organized and they protect one another right or wrong, not only minor crimes, but up to murders.
They share power, wealth together. It is the "They Vs. Us" precept, and not LORD's "One Law for All" precept.
They would resort to murder to achieve their purposes. Mr. Lee Kuan-Yew of Singapore talked about the Communist Party in Singapore in the 60's : "If you oppose them, they will fix you. When they fix you, they shoot you!".
Secret alliance is the most abominable sin in the eyes of GOD, because Secret alliance have their eyes only on power and wealth, and disregard totally all laws/commandments, and all humanity.
They murdered many people secretly, and GOD will require their blood from their hands one day.
Seeing the opposition I met, (not only in "homeschool" group, but also in other groups where I post "Who can make rules ? (Same sex marriage)", I fear something BIG is not far away. Someone predicted that something BIG will happen in late summer, and .... (The 1000+ Muslims arrested almost overnight after 9-11 must have been black-listed before 9-11. Where are they now ? Does anyone know where are they now ? and how do they fare now ?)
Parents, bestir yourselves, since you have not only you to care, but also your children.
Teach them to walk resolutely in GOD's laws/commandments, for GOD blesses those who walk His laws/commandments, and curses those who break them. Teach them to rely on and trust in GOD, because GOD's power is GREAT, and He can intervene and save. Remember David and Goliath ? David trusted in GOD and GOD saved him from the giant, and delivered the giant into his hand.
Teach them to model after Jesus, who did only that was lawful and right in the eyes of GOD, even at the peril of death. Teach them [Mt 5,6,7] -- if they love and walk [Mt 5,6,7], they can stand "storm, wind, rain" when they come, otherwise they fall [Mt 7:24-27]. This is true for you too, if you love and walk [Mt 5,6,7], you can stand "storm, wind, rain" when they come, otherwise you fall.
Remember Enoch's teaching [Gen 5:21-24], which is similar to Jesus' teaching [Mt 5:38-48]. Teach it to your children, and grandchildren --
Enoch : "Now therefore, my children, in patience and meekness spend the number of your days, that you inherit endless life. Endure for the sake of the Lord every wound, every injury, every evil word and attack. If ill-requitals befall you, return them not either to neighbour or enemy, because the Lord will return them for you and be your avenger on the day of great judgment, that there be no avenging here among men." [2 Enoch 50:3-5]
Teach them also to pray to their Heavenly Father daily ([Mt 6:9-13], lord's prayer, is a good start).
Train your children to stand up on their own. Plan your training, give them daily chores to do gradually and step by step, so that one day, they can take over all the chores themselves, and you only have to supervise. This is especially important during difficult times, when they have to survive on their own, and you may not be there to help.
Teach them about safety -- boil, burn, slippery floor, back-muscle hurt due to lifting heavy object, electricity, knives, sharp objects, sharp corners, bumps, trips, .... You know them because these happened to you before. It is not good if you give them chores to do and not teach them safety and they hurt themselves, (but hurt is unavoidable, so have some "honey" to apply to burns and boils, and surgical tape (adhesive tape used by doctors/nurses), bandages, .... ready.)
Do not under-estimate the ability of your children -- children nowadays know a lot (from TV, Internet), and they can do a lot of work; if only you would entrust them to do. They may make mistakes at first; give your advice -- which they probably will not hear and will do according to their own way, not your way; and let them proceed and learn from mistakes; and after the mistakes, they will understand the rationale behind your advice.
Discipline your children. Yet do it in love, not in hate. Remember the old saying "Spare the rod, or spoil the child". Give plenty of warnings first [Amos 1,2].
Cement your whole family as a "team". Make your family a real family indeed, where the work load is shared, and love/care prevail, and all group together under their Heavenly Father (if you are a wife, submit to your husband -- let him be the "boss", and you, be the "secretary". Two "bosses" = quarrels, and the family can not move on,
"boss" + "secretary" = peace, good team work and the family can move on. If you are a husband, educate your wife on this first, explain it in kindness and in love.)
[1 Kings 22:19-22] gives us good hint on "management", which can be applied to running your family. When there is a problem or special task, gather all together (your children, your parents, your relatives, ... all who live with you), and let each contribute his/her brain power. Use a white-board to write down and discuss ideas (learn fish-bone diagrams used by the Japanese in Quality Circles). Entrust the job to the one whose ideas you think best and workable. Pray to LORD for help.
(In [1 Kings 22:19-22], one may question if GOD loves treachery ? No. GOD has a rule : to the honest, He will deal honestly; to the treacherous, He will deal treacherously. It is not murder if a judge puts a person to death, so it is not sin for GOD to deal with everyone as everyone deserves. Yet we, as human, MUSTN'T practice treachery.)
Learn the 'STOP' rule used by British military, when faced with difficulties,S = Stop
T = Think (must use our mind to think.
Do not let fear paralyze you)
O = Observe and get Oriented
P = Plan and Pray to GOD for advice
I underline with a red pen all the teachings of GOD in the Bible (those that begin with "thus says the LORD"), and the teachings of Jesus (those that begin with "Jesus said"). Their teachings are my guides/possession, and worth more than money. I hope their teachings would be your possession/inheritance too, that you may bequeath them to your children, and to your grandchildren.
The Bible consists of 66 small books by different authors over thousands of years, not all words are words of GOD, e.g. Solomon wrote of his love of women in 'Song of Solomon' and he got 1000 concubines, which is not approved by most people, how much more of GOD. Some writings in the Bible serve as WARNINGS to us, not encouragement.
I have written in much more details the laws/commandments/ordinances/statutes of GOD in posts 1 to 370 in my group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/God_Jesus_teachings/ I think they can deepen your understanding of the teachings of GOD and of Jesus.
When the secret alliance have gotten power and wealth, they wish to spend on whatever their hearts incline them to do -- sex, sex, and sex and good food. So they would prey on young girls and boys (pedophile) and even beasts (bestiality), not to say unlimited adultery and rape. As Svali's has said, they want no rules (no laws/commandments) whatsoever.
Svali had been a mind-control programmer for the secret alliance, but she later believed GOD, and escaped from the secret alliance. She wrote of what she heard and saw. Svali is not her real name. I believe her story, for her story agrees extremely well with what George Orwell wrote in his book "1984", which was published in the 40's ! http://balder.prohosting.com/sywu/svali.htm (one of the links to Svali's book will not work, therefore click below for her book,
Lastly, read [Mt 25:1-13].
Wu Siu Yan
Implanted chips have become extremely small, ( 5-micromillimeter microchip )
Microchip Implants, Mind Control, and Cybernetics
By Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, MD,
Former Chief Medical Officer of Finland,
December 6, 2000 http://conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/microchip_implants_mind_control.htm
The chip injected into a dog upon registration can fit inside a needle used by doctors/nurses, but that is civilian chip. Military chip is much much smaller, 5 micro-millimeter.
Wu Siu Yan