1. Good and evil

DeaWith the progress of science and technology, the more knowledge, the more developed the brain, the more developed brain cells and nervous system, which is a scientific basis.r Xu Xue Chan

I began to read your writings and it became evident that whilst you have an opinion on the Bible you have not read the Bible. 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' is a construct that comes from Jesus teaching, part of the sermon on the mount. You must read the New Testament, this will enhance your understanding of what Christians in the west believe. It is important to realise that not all who call themselves Christians are Christian. Western Christianity has been greatly compromised and has abandoned some of the bibles fundamental teaching.

For example many Christians believe in Darwinian evolution, but this is incompatible with the teaching of Genesis which plainly states that God created the earth, seas and everything in them in six days. It also states that God made man from the dust of the earth to which he returns. When God first created there was no death and no sin, no evil. God made man in His image, God gave man one command, do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, or you will surely die.

The first man, Adam, was given dominion over all that God had created, man was created to have authority. Adam had no companion, no one with whom he could have fellowship, so God put him into a deep sleep and from his side he took a rib and made the first woman, Eve. Adam saw Eve and he loved her, declaring, bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh. Jesus said that for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and become united to his wife, the two will become one flesh. 'What God has joined together let not man separate.'

So Adam and Eve were in the garden and had no knowledge of good and evil, they were truly innocent. But just as good has an origin, which is God, so does evil. The origin of evil is Satan. According to the Bible (Isaiah ch 14 verses 12-17and Ezekiel ch28 verses 14-19h Satan was originally Lucifer, Gods greatest created being, described as perfect in wisdom and splendour, he was the guardian of Gods throne. However he wanted to exalt himself above the stars of God to take the throne, to become God. Therefore war broke out in heaven, that war rages on the earth, for Satan was 'cast out of heaven and thrown to the earth, he is in a great fury because he knows his time is short.'

In the garden of Eden he approached Eve, he tempted her to eat fruit from the forbidden tree, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis ch 3) At first Eve refused saying they could eat from any of the trees except that one, Satan told her she would not die, God will not carry out his judgement, instead she would become like God, knowing the difference between good and evil. You will notice that Satan tempts her with the very temptation he himself fell under, the desire to be like God. The original sin is pride, it is the deadliest of all sins and we are all guilty. Eve ate and then she offered some to Adam. Adam loved Eve he did not believe that by eating he would become like God, he believed that death would befall him, but he knew Eve was already doomed. He had a choice to make, obey God or share Eves fate. As he was in the image of God, who is love, he chose to death with Eve instead of life without her.

Now after he ate his persona changed, for sin entered into him, instead of selfless love for Eve he has become self interested. Now he sees that he is naked and so they make fig leaves to cover their shame, these fig leaves represent our self righteousness, a very inadequate covering. In addition to this he fears the judgement to come and he tries to hide from God. When God finds him he asks Adam 'Did you eat from the tree I commanded you not to eat? Adam who before he ate, being in the image of God had no fear of death, but after he disobeyed his nobility disappears, rather than protect Eve he blames her. He answers God by saying 'the woman you put here with me gave me some and I ate.' You see how he has become what we are? Always ready to blame someone else, even God! It was Eve and didn't you put her here?

Eve responds by blaming Satan who had appeared in the form of a serpent and deceived her. So Gods judgement falls upon them, for God is his word. Firstly God judges Satan saying 'I will put enmity between your offspring and hers.' This is too indicate that their are children of men who belong to Satan and they conspire against the children of God, but God declares that ultimately one of her seed will strike his head delivering a fatal wound, whilst at the same time having his own heel struck. The woman's punishment is too have greatly increased pain during child birth and that her desire will be for her husband, 'for he will rule over you.' This sentence was passed upon Eve because it was she who was tempted to elevate herself to the status of God, therefore to teach her humility she must learn to submit to the authority of her husband. However in the west where we have abandoned much of what God has ordained women are refusing to humble themselves resulting all kinds of social unrest. In other parts of the world woman are subjugated and treated harshly by men, because in their sin men have abused the authority that God has given them over their wives. Men are not to treat their wives harshly, but to love them as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it.

When God judged Adam he said, 'Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree I commanded you not to eat of...Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.'

In this way sin and death entered the world, spiritual separation from God, Satan now has access to man and the character of Satan has invaded the heart of man. Pride, envy, lust, greed, murder, adultery, theft, malice, sexual immorality all begin in the heart of man and separate man from God. The judgement of God upon sin is death, we are Adams offspring and subject to the first death, the death of our bodies. All physical ailment, all disease, all infirmity entered the world through the sin of Adam, as we are his descendants we have inherited the body of death that comes through the he broken covenant. But God did not leave them naked and in shame, instead he clothed them with the skins of animals thus taking away their shame. For this blood had to be shed, this is a foreshadowing of the death of his son who would live the perfect life, born under the law, he would be the second Adam, born of a virgin through the power of the Holy Spirit, both God and man. He came as our representative to establish a second covenant, this covenant would not depend upon man nor be made with man, it was between God the father and God the son. Jesus, Gods son fulfilled all the obligations under the law which can be summed up as, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and all your strength and love your neighbour as yourself.'
Having lived the perfect life he offered himself as a sacrifice for our sins, he took upon himself the punishment for all our wrong doing in order that Gods justice be satisfied. Having paid the price he now gives the gift of eternal life to those who trust in his finished work. To those who believe in him he grants forgiveness of sin and imparts to them his righteousness.

However men in their pride prefer to establish their own righteousness, in their blindness they claim they can see, claim they know the difference between good and evil. The proof that they are blind is that they claim that they are good. Jesus describes good in the sermon on the mount where he tells us to lend without expecting repayment, to turn the other cheek if struck, to love our enemies, to pray for those who persecute us. We are to love God and our neighbour as ourselves, clearly no one is, or ever has done this, except Christ alone. As they nailed him to the cross he said "Father forgive them they know not what they do."

You would do well to read the gospel of John and the book of Romans, if you want to fight against evil the first enemy to overcome is sin, the sin that we find in ourselves. To overcome pride and self cannot be achieved without divine intervention, God who died for us offers to send his Spirit into our hearts so that we may be born again and equipped to live as sons of God. We need to be born again for our first birth comes from Adam, we are born into a body of death, the second birth comes from God and brings eternal life. I entrust you to God and pray that he will give you the grace and faith to understand these things so that you may be effective in the fight against evil. As the apostle Paul says, "Our fight is not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." May the Lord bless you.

 

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317. God created human not intended to be a shepherd

Based on the view of Christian, I think people can be divided into two types, the one completely believing in the Bible, the other one completely believing in science.

They can be called idealism and materialism. However, some of Christians believe in science, and some of scientists believe in Christianity, so they cannot be simply classified as idealism and materialism.

All people seem to explain the world with their own utilitarianism. They admit what is beneficial to them regardless Christianity or materialism. Therefore, most people have no principle but material gain.

There is also another type of people who completely believe in God or completely believe in science, at two extremes.

Those who completely believe in God are theologians or pastors. They believe that God is omnipotent who can master everything but completely abandon substance creation and science.

While another type of people completely believe in science and technology, laugh at theologians and completely deny God. They have created countless excuses and reasons for the bad things they have done:

For instance:

1. Homosexuality is a human right and freedom;
2. Drug taking, drug trafficking, murder and exemption from death for capital crime are human rights and humanitarianism;
3. To support for Islamic extremism and terrorists are democratic politics and freedom of religious belief;
4. To endow animals with rights equal to or higher than human is animal protectionism and humanitarianism;
5. Refusal to procreate offspring is a basic human right and protection of women rights, leading to serious aging of population;
6. Children refusing to support their parents can protect children’s basic human rights and economic interest;
7. It’s also wife’s basic human right to refuse to have sex with her husband, and even some women charge for this;
8. Having sex with animals; having sex with animals spiritually;
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I believe that the reason why there’s such a huge difference among people is that the brain memory capacity of human is quite small and CPU speed is quite slow, so they are unable to operate such a complicated program and thus can’t see this real world clearly.

They install a program when they accept a thing, so they have to uninstall another program and abandon another thing, idea and logic.

Uniformity cannot be found for they are on two things that seem to be contradictory.

I believe the two opinions are not contradictory. The reason why people consider them contradictory is that some people make the opinions antagonistic to each other deliberately for the purpose of their power and influence.

Materialists can consolidate their political power and govern the countries if they wipe out idealists.

Idealists can rule the countries as popes or founders of a religion if they wipe out the opposed religious sects and materialists.

The correct opinion is that God created everything but he didn’t want to be a shepherd. People who are thirsty ask God for water and who are hungry ask God for food. God has been regarded as a nurse, but he didn’t want to be a nurse or shepherd.

All of your inventions created by science and technology are given by God. After reading many classic ancient books, I begin to realize that those inventions were completely beyond the scientific and technological level of human at that time. They were given by God to the ancients.

For example, it’s the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine that Shennong tasted hundreds of herbs, providing China with medical service for thousands of years. From the perspective of materialism, this is an objective reality, and materialists must accept and admit the things exist objectively; otherwise, these materialists will become another type of idealists rather than materialists.

The westerners who do not recognize traditional Chinese medicine are not materialists at all but idealists. They actually deny science rather than believing in or studying science.

And the so-called western materialists regard what they can explain as science but deny the existence of what they are unable to explain. This is also a kind of idealism, absurdity, psychosis and paranoia that need treatment.

God never wants to be a shepherd but hopes human have high scientific and technological level, and human society can gradually develop with more civilization. Therefore, God is giving science and technology to human unceasingly.

So I would like to criticize those who can only read the Bible but ignore science and technology. They don’t know science or technology, business deal, inventions or innovations, culture or art, farming, management of social science or maintenance of household appliances.

For God after creating human not only taught human to respect and thank God, but also promoted social development and progress gradually, in which science and technology, culture, art, economy, agriculture, and social management were needed.

All of these should be mastered and understood. At least, they should not cause any social conflict and contradiction.

On the other hand, in addition to transforming and developing the society by making money, people should also bear in mind that “God keeps his eyes on you”. The fairness and justice of this world is the standard and bottom line of human behavior.

People should follow fairness and justice as well as the will of God when they do anything. The will of God can be regarded as fairness and justice.

You can do anything and make much money within the scope of fairness and justice, because God will bless you. God will punish you sooner or later if you violate fairness and justice, and you will receive retribution for any bad things you have done.

You should follow fairness and justice constantly, hold out the bottom line of conducting yourself and refuse to do anything offensive to God and reason if you revere God.

We should not only hold out the bottom line, but develop science and technology energetically, make efforts to transform the earth and our living environment and develop human civilization.

The above two aspects are exactly the real intention of God creating human, and neither aspect can be neglected. Otherwise, all people need to be repaired and judged for they are not complete. We should examine ourselves in these two aspects constantly and then make corrections, which can be regarded as cultivation.

People’s CPU speed was very slow and memory capacity very small so that they couldn’t operate complicated programs in the past. Now people have made great scientific and technological progress with more developed brain and can understand more things. People need to cognize the relationship between the world and God and between substance development and fairness and justice in a comprehensive way, instead of doing something stupid and paranoiac. Human should develop and cultivate themselves in an all-around way.

A Christian sent me an e-mail to me to talk about the problem of good and evil, and I want to reply him like this.

 

318. Biological evolutionism does not conflict with creationism

A theologian once told me that nowadays, many Christians believe in Darwin's theory of biological evolution rather than creationism.

As far as I’m concerned, creationism does not conflict with biological evolutionism.

First of all, I recognize creationism not because I am superstitious to God, but because there are too many things that cannot be done win human power. For example, all of most classic ancient books at home and abroad like Tao Te Ching, The Book of Changes, The Inner Canon of Huangdi, The Koran, The Bible, Buddhist scriptures etc. are not what human beings could achieve based on their cultural and technological level in ancient times. Since all things evolve from quantitative change to qualitative change, so do culture, scientific and technological knowledge which are accumulated and inherited step by step. There will be no 2 without 1, and no 3 without 2.

Thus, all these knowledge are revealed by God.

Meanwhile, in our times, there are many phenomena that cannot be explained by human beings such as qigong, aliens, ghosts, soul etc. All these objectively exist, but human beings are unable to explain them with science and technology. However, creationism can give a logical explanation of all these and it is the only logical explanation by far. So I think creationism is credible.

I have not seen God, but God's creationism is the only logical interpretation.

This is the truly realistic interpretation, because those who do not recognize things that cannot be explained are also idealistic, they belong to another kind of idealism. But I recognize all things that can be explained scientifically and those that cannot be scientifically explained. So I am the real materialist.

And those who do not recognize the creationism of God are idealistic. They and theologians are both idealistic, the former of whom follow their own heart and the latter believe in God. They are all idealists.

Only I am a materialist. I admit all the things that exist objectively, and use science and logic to rationally explain and understand them, so as to know the world.

Biological evolution and creationism is not contradictory, I believe in the creation of God, because it is the only logical interpretation, yet I believe in biological evolution as well, for it objectively exists, and I have no reason not to believe it.

A reasonable explanation is that God created all the living creatures that have the function of evolving and adapting to the living environment. Living creatures do evolve, but it does not mean that biological evolution can explain the origin of life, which is ridiculous.

For example, biological evolution may turn 1000000 into 1000001, but it absolutely cannot make 0 mutate into 1000000 all of a sudden, which is ridiculous and unscientific, for things experience from quantitative change to qualitative change.

Those who stubbornly insist that biological evolution can explain the origin of life are liars rather than scientists who do not even understand the most basic scientific principles.

I’ve proposed this viewpoint long ago, and I re-discuss it again today.

 

My dear friend in order to make my position clear may I say that I believe in God who created all that is seen and unseen.

It is easy to confuse biological evolution with natural selection. It is not possible via mutations to take a relatively simple organism and create an extremely complex one, why not? Because genetic mutations do not add genetic information they merely rearrange information from the existing gene pool. Mutations do not produce the NEW information required to create the huge increase in complexity that we see between the simplest and most complex aspects of creation.

God created fully formed "kinds" all the genetic information for all the different types of dog in the world existed in the first pair that God created. The rearranging of that information produced all the variety, it is the ability to rearrange pre existing genetic information that allows species to adapt to their environment, this is often cited as evidence for evolution, but it is not. For biological evolution to be true you have to demonstrate where the huge increase in information came from, mutations do not produce increased genetic information. The vast majority of mutations are deleterious, genetic mutations cause cancer! How ironic that the process that allegedly improved life actually brings death!

At the end of six days God looked at all he had made and declared it to be very good. How then could death and disease have existed for they are the opposite of all that we consider to be good are they not?

If you read the gospels you will see that Jesus Christ made claims that are unique, no other religious leader has ever said or done the things Jesus did. He claimed to be the only way to God...'No one comes to the father except through me' he claimed to be equal with God ' I and the Father are one...he who has seen me has seen the Father...'
He claimed to have existed before the world began, in Johns gospel he prayed..'Father give me the glory I had with you before the world began' He claimed to be the light of the world, the only way, the embodiment of truth and the life.

He walked on water, fed five thousand with two fish and four small loaves of bread. He stilled a storm which made his disciples declare "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him." He cured leprosy, made the paralysed get up and walk, opened the eyes of the blind, caused the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak. He raised a widows son from the dead, he raised a synagogue rulers daughter from the dead, he brought Lazarus out of the tomb where he had lain decomposing for four days. He was crucified under Pilate and after three days he rose again and showed himself to his disciples and to over four hundred people. There is no other religious leader who has made the claims he made, done the miracles he did or rose from the dead, he stands alone, unique in the midst of all that went before or came after, there is none like him.

There is compelling evidence for the resurrection, some of it scientific. The shroud in which his dead body was wrapped has been investigated by scientists who have spent half a million hours poring over the evidence. Google 'The ultimate Turin shroud' and you can see what they discovered for yourself, it is truly astounding. I would like to hear what you think.

 

The problem that you have with the premise that human brains are improving is that there is no scientific evidence for this. Because most mutations are harmful it is probable that human intelligence is not advancing at all, over the last ten thousand years there's no evidence of any evolution. However in the last three hundred years there have been huge advances in technology, particularly the last hundred or so, a time frame far too small to create any material difference in the cognitive ability of the brain, even if evolution were true.

With regards to the issue of good and evil I think it would help our understanding if you would be kind enough to answer this question...'Are you a good person?' I look forward to your response.

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With regards to the issue of good and evil I think it would help our understanding if you would be kind enough to answer this question...'Are you a good person?' I look forward to your response.

我在做上帝让我做的事情,所以我是个好人,

我只为上帝服务,所以我是个好人,

同性恋、毒贩、吸毒者、强盗、杀人犯、谋财害命者、金融诈骗者、恐怖分子、黑社会、女权主义者、魔鬼他们都会认为我是个坏人,但我毫不介意。

不同的人对待同一个事物看法会完全不一样,这很正常。

I'm doing what God let me do, so i'm a good person,

I only serve God, so I am a good person,

Homosexuals, drug traffickers, robbers, murderers, murders, financial scammers, terrorists, triads, feminists, devils they think I am a bad guy, but I do not mind.

Different people treat the same thing will be completely different, it is normal.

He walked on water, fed five thousand with two fish and four small loaves of bread. He stilled a storm which made his disciples declare "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him." He cured leprosy, made the paralysed get up and walk, opened the eyes of the blind, caused the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak. He raised a widows son from the dead, he raised a synagogue rulers daughter from the dead, he brought Lazarus out of the tomb where he had lain decomposing for four days. He was crucified under Pilate and after three days he rose again and showed himself to his disciples and to over four hundred people. There is no other religious leader who has made the claims he made, done the miracles he did or rose from the dead, he stands alone, unique in the midst of all that went before or came after, there is none like him.

There is compelling evidence for the resurrection, some of it scientific. The shroud in which his dead body was wrapped has been investigated by scientists who have spent half a million hours poring over the evidence. Google 'The ultimate Turin shroud' and you can see what they discovered for yourself, it is truly astounding. I would like to hear what you think.

你说的这些现象在中国称为特异功能,中国很多人都会天眼,只是人类科技无法解释,没什么奇怪的。我在我的文章里论述过这种现象

You said these phenomena in China called the specific function ,and many Chinese people had celestial eyes to see invisible things, but human technology can not explain, nothing strange. I have discussed this phenomenon in my article

160、Personal Practice and Religion

It is easy to confuse biological evolution with natural selection. It is not possible via mutations to take a relatively simple organism and create an extremely complex one, why not? Because genetic mutations do not add genetic information they merely rearrange information from the existing gene pool. Mutations do not produce the NEW information required to create the huge increase in complexity that we see between the simplest and most complex aspects of creation.

God created fully formed "kinds" all the genetic information for all the different types of dog in the world existed in the first pair that God created. The rearranging of that information produced all the variety, it is the ability to rearrange pre existing genetic information that allows species to adapt to their environment, this is often cited as evidence for evolution, but it is not. For biological evolution to be true you have to demonstrate where the huge increase in information came from, mutations do not produce increased genetic information. The vast majority of mutations are deleterious, genetic mutations cause cancer! How ironic that the process that allegedly improved life actually brings death!

现在基因技术已经被普遍应用,转基因食品已经非常普及,这就是人工科技加速了生物进化,这就是生物进化论。

Gene technology has been widely used, genetically modified food has been very popular, that is, artificial technology to accelerate the biological evolution, which is biological evolution.

The problem that you have with the premise that human brains are improving is that there is no scientific evidence for this. Because most mutations are harmful it is probable that human intelligence is not advancing at all, over the last ten thousand years there's no evidence of any evolution. However in the last three hundred years there have been huge advances in technology, particularly the last hundred or so, a time frame far too small to create any material difference in the cognitive ability of the brain, even if evolution were true.

人类随着科学技术的进步,知识越多,大脑越发达,脑细胞和神经系统越发达,这是有科学依据的。

With the progress of science and technology, the more knowledge, the more developed the brain, the more developed brain cells and nervous system, which have scientific basis.