LORD destroyed the ancient world by Noah's flood,
The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. [Gen 6:5-6]
LORD : "I have determined to make an end of all flesh; for the earth is filled with violence through them; ... " [Gen 6:13]
After the flood, many years later, when LORD created the Israel nation through Moses, LORD told them plainly that they have to keep His Laws and Commandments, or else they would be sorely cursed. But if they keep LORD's Laws and Commandments, they will be blessed [Lev 26].
Also, when the America continent emerged from the flood, LORD had a special will on this continent. This land will be a land of liberty, those who live on this land must be righteous and serve LORD. Those who keep His Laws will be blessed, and those who break His Laws will be cursed. Not only so, as Jerusalem was the SPIRITUAL CENTRE of the ancient civilization, LORD destined America to be a New Jerusalem, i.e. a new spiritual centre, apart from the Jerusalem in Israel. And this New Jerusalem will remain until Jesus returns to this earth.
After the Babel Tower [Gen 11], LORD led Jared and his family to sail to America. And the Jaredites were the first people to settle in America since the flood. But the Jaredites broke LORD's Laws, in that some kings lusted for power, and formed Secret Alliance to grab power. Most who started the secret Alliance usually obtained power in this way. But Secret Alliance is the most abominable sin in LORD's sight, therefore LORD destroyed them all through fierce civil wars.
The history of the Jaredites - their kings, their wars, their acts - may be found in Book of Ether, which is a small book in Book of Mormon which contains 15 small books .
After that, during the time of prophet Jeremiah, when LORD was about to destroy Israel through the hand of King Nebuchadnezzar because of their sins, LORD led away the family of Lehi, a descendant of Joseph ( who was sold to Egypt by his brothers [Genesis] ), and led them to sail to America, in place of the Jaredites who were all destroyed.
Lehi with his family sailed to America in around 592 B.C.
Lehi and his sons were GOD fearing people, and so they prospered. They established a great civilization, the Maya civilization, on America. Unfortunately, as time went by, some robbers formed Secret Alliance, without the knowledge of the people, and they succeeded in subverting the government, and obtained all governmental and judicial power. (Note : people's heart are easily tempted, at first they objected to Secret Alliance, but when they saw the spoil - power and wealth - that could be obtained by joining, they willing embraced that and joined them ! throwing LORD behind their backs.)
Therefore LORD destroyed a large portion of them with civil wars, the Nephites were totally destroyed by the Lamanites (Note : Lehi had several sons, and Nephi and Laman were two of his sons.) Even the Lamanites warred among themselves. The Nephites ceased to exist at around 420 A.D.
The Native Americans now are the Lamanites who remain. The reason why LORD allowed them to remain is that they are firm in keeping commandments (Alas, they are firm in keeping SOME commandments, but not ALL commandments ! e.g. they would respect elders, they would abstain from adultery, but they celebrate power and might, and would oppress the weak. LORD teaches us plainly to help the poor/needy/orphan/widow, and to show kindness and mercy to all.)
LORD continued to lead righteous people to inhabit America. The puritans from Mayflower were GOD-fearing and righteous. And Puritan ethics was for a long time, the ethics of America.
Because LORD's rule is simple : "Keep the Laws => Blessing; Break the Laws => Curse", America flourished under LORD's blessing, and became a New Jerusalem, a spiritual centre, of the whole world. The motto I cherished, "What is right and not who is right", is what I learned from the American people when young, and Reader's Digest (the early issues, not issues in recent years) moved me to tears many times, and their Maths/Physics textbooks provided me education. A large part of my thinking was influenced by the Puritan Ethnics of America, which I absorbed unconsciously at youth.
Now, see what the Americans do. Free sex (and hence huge divorce), comes from them. Money worship comes from them. Promoting Darwinism comes from them. Talk of "interests, interests, interests, national interests, national interests, national interests" and not "righteousness" comes from them. Worship of "power and might", those "alpha male" precept and not "servant to all, slave to all" precept, comes from them. "Rewards and Punishment" and not "Right or wrong" comes from them. Whole city full of homo-sexuals, a Christian sister, who cares, said, "homosexuality in Sodom compared to that in USA is like two pixels in a 30 inch monitor."
When America bombed Sudan (America accused Sudan of manufacturing bacteria bombs), one Sudanese said, "We expect America to act in a righteous way. America should send an investigating team, and bring the evidence to International courts. This bombing with might upset the whole Islamic world." (Now America and Britain are bombing Afghanistan, sending tens of thousands of old, young, women with child, walking across desert-like (waterless and foodless) landscape, for long distance, to neighbouring countries, without direct proof that bin Laden is the mastermind, and winter is coming. American people, including the president and his advisers, believe the news, the source of which are from the people in the Intelligence.)
I am not blaming America, because I was a sinner, and the place I live in, Hong Kong, is no better. Also, I know that there are lot of Americans, who care and pray fervently for their country.
Now Home Security is set up in America, the future is not good. (The situation has not been good, America gives a list of terrorists, and tell the whole world to freeze their money, WITHOUT THE DUE PROCESS OF LAW. America "defines" who are terrorists. In China, the Government declared Falon Gong evil-cult, and sent many many people to labour camps without due process of law. Imagine, one day, government declares "Christianity" an evil-cult, and send all Christians to Labour camps, or declare "Islam" an evil-cult, and send all Moslems to Labour camps. Where is LORD's "One Law for All" and one must have broken LORD's Laws to be punished? Also, one should be given a chance to defend oneself openly, allowing the congregation to hear both sides of the story. Argument between the accused and the accuser can reveal much truth.)
With calamities looming ahead, I earnestly appeal for help from all to :
The present political system was designed by the Romans, or rather, the rich and powerful of the Romans.
No change can be made in a society where justice is generally denied, "rule by lawyers" and not "rule of law".
A lawyer in Hong Kong said, "Clients worry a lot while court case drags on, the longer it drags on, the more money they have to pay, and one may become bankrupt after going through a law suit."
DO NOT DESPISE LORD'S SYSTEM BECAUSE OF ITS SIMPLICITY
No change can be made to this world, if people just voice opposition, or uncover evils, or protest in the streets. Change can only be made when lot and lot of people are willing to offer their services to LORD, to educate the people in Laws and Commandments, and the teachings of Jesus, and to teach them to keep LORD's Laws and Commandments resolutely. When lot of people know LORD's Laws, and have humbled themselves, and confess their sins, and seek the face of LORD, would LORD guide us to change to the better.
While people still enjoy in their sinful lusts, and throw away LORD's Laws and Commandments (people in the church are to blame, they teach people that "salvation is by grace, not works", and "love" alone is enough. Yes, if one believes in Jesus, LORD will give him "the software of Jesus", in place of the "software inherited from Adam", and this "software" is "freeware", no works needed. But that doesn't mean LORD's Laws and Commandments are nullified ! Christians are expected to learn, and walk, Jesus' teachings, and model after Jesus (i.e. bear the cross everyday, holding fast onto death teachings of LORD and of Jesus), after becoming a Christian. But now ask a Christian in a street, if he can recite the Ten Commandments, if he can recite precepts in Sermon on the Mount.)
Just as LORD did not spare Sodom and Gomorrah, or the ancient inhabitants of America - the Jaredites and the Nephites, LORD will not spare our generation if we do not REPENT.
Keep LORD's Laws and Commandments and teach others to do the same, it is not trivial to us, it is life and death, blessing and curse.
Wu Siu Yan
15th October, 2001
Just as recommending
"Analect of Confucius" to those interested in Chinese culture is not the same as recommending the "Confucius Organization in Hong Kong", therefore, if you join Church of Latter Day Saints, you must assume full responsibility for yourself, and I am free of your blood.