The Dichotomy

2Cr 6:14-17, “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, Come out from their midst and be separate, says the Lord, and do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you.”

1.   God vs. Devil

1Pe 5:8, “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 

Note: The devil was a rebellious and fallen angel called Lucifer. 

Isa 14:12, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!” The devil is no adversary of God; he is the adversary of Christians. God has already condemned the devil; the judgment will take place in the end. It is wrong to think of the devil as most powerful, in the end one single mighty angel is enough to put him on chain for 1,000 years and finally throw him into the lake of fire. Rev 20:2, “And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” 

Rev 20:10, “And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

How can Christians overcome the devil? 

Jam 4:7, “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” No human, however strong, is able to defeat the devil. Believers submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. 

Eph 6:16, “In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” The evil one is the devil. To extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one, we must take up the shield of faith, faith in Jesus Christ. 

1Jo 2:14, “I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the Word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.” You can overcome the devil with the Word of God.

God vs. the devil does not mean the devil is a match with God. I do not like those preachers who overemphasize the power of the devil. In fact, God does not have to deal with the devil; one angel is enough to arrest the devil. In the final chapter, 

Rev 20:1,“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.” The final chapter of the devil is, 

Rev 20:10,“The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” The devil, the beast and the false prophet will be tormented in the lake of fire and brimstone (Hell) forever and ever.

1Jo 3:10,“By this it may be seen who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not do right is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother.

NoteCain was of the evil one because he murdered his brother. Imperialists and hegemonists and terrorists are descendants of Cain who commit mass murders and they are children of the devil. If you are not the children of God, you must be the children of the devil.

2.   Christ vs. Belial

Belial is a name of Satan. 

1Jo 3:8, “The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” God sent the Son of God to the world to redeem mankind and destroy the works of the devil. 

Rom 16:20, “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” God will crush Satan under our feet when Christ returns to reign with the saints.

3.   The Holy Spirit vs. evil spirits

Mat 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” The name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit is the name of the Triune God. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are One God. 

Jhn 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” 

1Pe 1:12, “It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the Gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things into which angels long to look.” 

Luk 8:2, “And also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out.” 

Act 19:15, “And the evil spirit answered and said to them, I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”

An obscure atheist declared, “...To my mind, of course, no part of religion is true in the sense of being God-given. It seems clear that there is no holy ghost, spirit, geist or divine emanation. The real issue is not whether God exists or not, but where one takes the argument to once one concludes that he evidently doesn’t. I believe it must be possible to remain a committed atheist and nevertheless to find religions sporadically useful, interesting and consoling - and be curious as to the possibilities of importing certain of their ideas and practices into the secular realm.

We are reminded of what Jesus says, 
Mat 12:31,“Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.” When a man says there is no Holy Spirit, does he sin and blasphemy against the Spirit? 
Mar 3:28-29,“Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin.” According to what he said the unbeliever has no knowledge of God. Definitely the atheist does not have the Spirit of God in him because he does not see or know Him.

4.   Light vs. Darkness

Jhn 1:4-5, “In Him (Christ) was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” 

Jhn 8:12, “Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” 

Jhn 12:46, “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” Act 26:18, “To open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me (Christ).” 

1Jo 1:5, “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.”

Note: Light stands for truth, darkness means deceit and lie.

5.   Truth vs. Lie

Jhn 8:32, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Jesus spoke to His enemies, Jhn 8:44, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” 

Jhn 14:6, “Jesus said to him (Thomas), I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” 

Jhn 16:13, “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” 

Rom 1:25, “For they (the unrighteous) exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” 

1Jo 2:21, “I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.”

Note: Capitalism is a big lie because it benefits and enriches 1 percent of population at the expense of 99 percent. Phony democracy is a also big lie because it serves the interest of 1 percent at the expense of 99 percent.

6.   Heaven vs. Hell

Phl 3:20, “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2Th 1:7, “And to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire.” 

1Pe 1:4, “To obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.” 

Rev 3:12, “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.” 

Mat 10:28, “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” 

2Pe 2:4, “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment.” 

Mat 25:34, “Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” 

Mat 25:41, “Then He will also say to those on His left, Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.”

Note: The Roman Catholic Church invented the purgatory. Purgatory does not exist. There is no third option. Heaven or hell, you have a choice. You have a choice does not mean you are good enough to go to heaven. No one is good enought to go to heaven by his own merit or good deeds. You have a choice means God has provided the salvation, if you repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your sins may be forgiven and you are given the eternal life as a gift of God. If you choose not to accept the gift of God, then hell is your eternal place of punishment.

Heaven and Hell are not the figments of your imagination.  They are not states of mind. There are more real than Washington and New York. They are real places; one of eternal happiness, the other of eternal punishment.

7.   Love vs. Hate

Mat 6:24, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” 

Jhn 15:19, “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.” 

1Ti 1:5, “But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” 

1Jo 4:7-9, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 

1Jo 4:20, “If someone says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.” 

Pro 10:12, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions.”

It is much better to love than to hate. Warmongers, supremacists, imperialists, capitalists, militarists,  hegemonists and terrorists are among the most miserable people on earth.

8.   Righteousness vs. Unrighteousness

Psa 11:7, “For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face.” 

Rom 3:22, “Even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction.” 

Rom 4:5, “But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.” 

Rom 5:17, “For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” 

1Jo 5:17, “All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.” 

Rom 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”

9.   Salvation vs. Damnation

Act 4:12, “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” 

Rom 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” 

Rom 10:10, “For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” 

Mar 3:29, “But he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.” 

Jhn 5:29, “And shall come forth, those that have done good to the resurrection of life; and those that have done evil to the resurrection of damnation.”

Salvation is for all who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Damnation is for all who reject Jesus Christ.

10.   Believers vs. Unbelievers

1Pe 1:21, “Who through Him (Christ) are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” 

Jam 2:1, “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism.” 

Act 21:25, “As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.” 

2Cr 6:14, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” None!

Note: There is an attempt in the West to create the third category: believer, unbeliever, and nonbeliever. In the sight of God, you are either a believer or an unbeliever. All nonbelievers are unbelievers. Do not fool yourself, you cannot fight against God by defining yourself.

11.Goodness vs. Wickedness

With respect to goodness, it is important to recognize there are two types of goodness, divine goodness and human goodness. Divine goodness is what sinners must believe and depend on God for mercy; human goodness is expected of every human being toward others.

The love of money has made people so wicked today. Those who manufacture and sell fake and toxic drugs, food, cooking oil and drink should be executed and all assets seized to compensate victims.

A. God’s goodness.

Exd 34:6,“And the LORD passed before him and proclaimedThe LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,”

Note: Goodness in Hebrew is checed which means kindness, faithfulness, benevolence; the mercy, grace and favor of God towards men; - it occurs about 248 times in the Old Testament. God is abundant in goodness and truth.

Psa 23:6,“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.”

Note: The goodness and mercy of the Lord surely shall follow me all the days of my life. That is a blessed life. The wicked do not have the goodness and mercy of the Lord.

Psa 25:7,“Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; according to Your mercy remember me, for Your goodness' sake, O LORD.”

Note: The sins of youth could be most regretful and sorrowful. We ask for God’s mercy and goodness to redeem us from sins and transgressions.

Psa 31:19,“Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!”

Note: Great is God’s goodness laid up for those who fear God and for those who trust in God. God’s goodness has been great for me.

Psa 33:5,“He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.”

Note: Once I was standing at a busy intersection of a big city in China watching traffic of cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, electric bikes, bicycles and pedestrians moving, it was most chaotic and disorderly and frightening because apparently no traffic rule or regulation was operating. I thought in my heart had it not for the goodness of the Lord, many more Chinese would have injured and died in the traffic. To have accidents, injuries and deaths are normal judging the way the traffic is running, not to have accident or death is a miracle. The goodness of the Lord is great. However, man is responsible for his behavior.

Psa 107:8,“Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”

Note: Christians have a lot to thank the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful providence.

Ecc 6:3,“If a man begets a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with goodness, or indeed he has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better than he—.”

Note: Life does not depend on how many children you have or how long you live, but that your soul is satisfied with goodness. If you have goodness of the Lord, your soul is satisfied, you have not lived in vain.

Rom 2:4,“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”

Note: Despise in Greek is kataphroneō which means to contemn, disdain, think little or nothing of; - it occurs only 9 times in the New Testament. Evildoers and unbelievers, do not despise the richness of God’s goodness because the goodness of God leads you to repentance.

Rom 11:22,“Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.”

Note: Consider in Greek is eidō which means to perceive, notice, discern, discover; pay attention, observe; - it occurs about 666 times in the New Testament. Those who accept Jesus Christ receive the goodness of God; and those who reject Jesus Christ will get the severity of God.

B. Human goodness.

God records the goodness and wickedness of men.

Pro 20:6,“Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man?”

Note: Human nature is such most men will blow one’s own horn. Philanthropists, foundations and charities broadcast their own goodness to compensate their wickedness. Faithful in Hebrew is 'emuwn which means trustworthy, trusty, dependable, reliable; - it occurs only 5 times in the Old Testament. A good man is a dependable person. Who can find a dependable man? Dependability is greater and rarer than ability.

Pro 2:20,“So you may walk in the way of goodness, and keep to the paths of righteousness.”
Note: A human being must act responsibly, that is to walk in the way of goodness. Recently toxic industrial material or chemical di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has been found in a Taiwan food additive “cloudy agent.” DEHP is widely used as a plasticizer in the manufacture of articles made from PVC. To reduce costs and for profit, manufacturers used DEHP as raw material when producing “cloudy agent” as food additives used in sports drinks, jam, yoghurt, fruit juice, soft drinks, and dietary supplements, etc. Eating DEHP may lead to cancer, damage the liver and kidney, impair the reproductive system and the new born babies. Toxic food and drink and drug are not only unconscionable, they are illegal and have deadly consequences as toxic powdered milk have killed babies recently. Imagine some food manufacturers have widely used DEHP in the last 30 years! Here again this is a potent illustration that greed or the love of money is the root of all evils. Capitalism even produces harmful and deadly beverages and food products for human consumption, not mentioning other evils in economy, finance, banking, business and government.

Gal 5:22,“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”

Eph 5:9,“For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.”

Note: It is natural for Christians to have goodness; it is the fruit of the Spirit. Goodness is normal for Christians. Wickedness is un-Christian.

Wickedness has three categories: global, national and individual.

A. Global wickedness.

Gen 6:5, “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Note: This was more than national wickedness, it was global. So God destroyed the earth then by flood. Wickedness can be divided into thought, word and deed.

Jer 4:14,“O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?”

Note: This Scripture has a modern application. It can read, “O Washington, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?” It can also be said the same to capitals of evil empires like Tokyo, London, Paris, and many others.

Jer 6:7,“As a fountain wells up with water, so she wells up with her wickedness. Violence and plundering are heard in her. Before Me continually are grief and wounds.”

Note: Many nations well up with wickedness. Violence and plundering are heard in them. Violence in the form of suicide bombings takes place almost everyday in some countries. Plundering and looting occur in natural and man-made disasters. The financial plundering of Wall Street beginning in 2008 was unprecedented in the history of mankind and it continues surreptitiously.

Jer 8:6,“I listened and heard, but they do not speak aright. No man repented of his wickedness, saying: What have I done? Everyone turned to his own course, as the horse rushes into the battle.”

Note: This is the situation of the United Nations and Security Council and EU, etc. No nation has repented of its wickedness. Everyone turned to its own destructive national policy as the horse rushes into the battle.

Jer 12:4,“How long will the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither? The beasts and birds are consumed, for the wickedness of those who dwell there, because they said: He will not see our final end.”

Note: Many nations suffer miseries and abject poverty because the beasts of dictators and corrupt officials dwell there.

Jer 14:16,“And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; they will have no one to bury them--them nor their wives, their sons nor their daughters--for I will pour their wickedness on them.”

Note: Famine and the sword are in the streets of many nations, like wickedness is poured on them. Increasingly the world is facing shortage of food, water and energy.

Jer 22:22, “The wind shall eat up all your rulers, and your lovers shall go into captivity; surely then you will be ashamed and humiliated for all your wickedness.”

Note: Many nations are ashamed and humiliated because of the wickedness of their rulers, whether self-claimed democratic or dictatorial.

Jer 23:14, “Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; they also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah.”

Note: Nations that legalize same-sex marriage and homosexuality are like Sodom, and their peoples are like Gomorrah in the sight of God.

Jer 44:3,“Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke Me to anger, in that they went to burn incense and to serve other gods whom they did not know, they nor you nor your fathers.”

Note: Western nations provoke God to anger because they serve the gods of money, power and sex.

Hsa 7:1,“When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was uncovered, and the wickedness of Samaria. For they have committed fraud; a thief comes in; a band of robbers takes spoil outside.”

Note: The wickedness of America was uncovered when the thieves of Wall Street committed frauds in 2008, a band of robbers (executives and officials) takes spoil and becomes filthy rich. All nations which are infected by capitalistic greed are beset by frauds and corruption. A million investigators in a million years would not be sufficient to uncover all their iniquities and wickedness. But God knows them all.

In 2014, big things, bad things, very big things and very bad things are going to happen in the world. 

This year 2014 is perhaps the most critical in American history. The biggest American enemies are not outsiders; they are those who are in power - those who are leading the nation to decline and self-destruction. Americans need to rise up to change leaders and change the course of direction, change the wrong system and wrong way of life, and change America from pursuing world domination to pursuing peace and harmony and prosperity in the world! If Americans do nothing, there is no one to blame but themselves. If Americans choose war, death and destruction, God would not help them.

(A). The first dangerous sign and brinkmanship in 2012 has been committed by the Philippines. Incited and emboldened by the sole superpower, Philippines with the largest warship acquired from the United States, attempted to harass Chinese fishermen in Chinese territorial waters of the South China Sea (mark you not Philippines sea) and challenge China’s indisputable sovereignty for thousands of years. It is ludicrous and ridiculous to claim Philippine territory in the South China Sea. It is vicious and malicious to accuse Chinese vessels of intruding into what it considers Philippine territory in the South China Sea. There is absolutely no Philippine territory in the South China Sea, just as there is no Chinese territory in the North America. The aggression is cloaked under the pretext of making false claim and that “the navy would enforce Philippine laws” while Philippines has been known to be a lawless nation in looting, robbing, kidnapping and even killing Chinese there. Perhaps the Chinese in the Philippines should take the cue and move their assets out quickly. Filipinos should not be fooled by their corrupt and crafty leaders in falsely believing and taking comfort that American soldiers would be willing to die for them in an armed conflict with China. Also remember China is able to obliterate the Philippine islands in one hour.The U.S. interference in the region is playing with fire as evidence indicates.

Isn’t it strange that the U.S. which is located in North America but its forces are maintaining a naval base in the Philippine province of Zambales and supporting Philippines in making false claim to Chinese territory in the South China Sea? The motive is transparent when the South China Sea is endowed with oil and gas deposits, rich fishing grounds and proximity to busy commercial sea lanes and above all for its strategic importance. American provision of modern weaponry to Philippines and conduct of military exercises near the South China Sea are unwise and provocative activities. Any encouragement to aggression or provocation provided by the U.S. to the Philippines may lead to disastrous consequences. It would be wise for China to take solemn and stern action against the aggressive acts of Philippines now, nip in the bud, and additionally suspend all economic aid and investment as well as exchanges of any kind to send a clear message of displeasure. Do not let a rat enter into the elephant ear. It would be wise for Chinese there to move their assets out of hostile and lawless nation quickly. Chinese tourists from Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao should now stop visiting the Philippines altogether.

China does not seek enemy and does not want war, but if any nation thinks and acts as if it can violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China under the nuclear umbrella of the sole superpower, it will be a great blunder of immense consequences. For the United States to support Philippine’s illegal and false claim to Chinese islands in the South China Sea would one more time clearly brand America as the trouble-maker of the world and not a peace-maker. Historically, the U.S. has wronged China too many times already, including the Taiwan issue. This may be the last straw that breaks the camel’s back. China will be resolute and never again let the imperialists trample on China. The 1.45 billion Chinese world-wide will rise up to support Chinese leaders and defend the fatherland at any cost that the world has never witnessed before. China is able to defend itself and protect its territory. Let no nation think a nuclear holocaust is a child play because it means the end of the world.

(B).  India announced the successful test launch (April 19, 2012) of a new nuclear-capable missile that would give it the capability of striking the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai for the first time. The New Delhi government statement is provocative and pugnacious. Indian officials hailed the successful launch as a major boost to the country’s hostile efforts to counter China’s regional dominance is a pure poppycock and unprofitable boast. No, a respected world power should be able to feed and house its own people in a decent way. No corrupt government is a respected power. No power which harbors unholy ambition of aggression can be a respected power. Aggression is never considered an achievement if that was the case Hitler would be a world heroIndia and North Korea are two nations that cannot feed their own peoples and yet wasted so much money $486 million for one Indian missileand resources in seeking empty and hollow title of being a world power. Nuclear weapons do not improve the quality of life of their poor citizens one bit. No missile power can clean up a corrupt government. No, a corrupt and power-hungry and militant nation stands very short and falls short in the eyes of peace-loving and decent peoples of the world. China would be wise to take all precautions and necessary counter measures in response to a nation that publicly pronounced its hostility and malice without qualm. “While China doesn't really consider India any kind of a threat or any kind of a rival, India definitely doesn't think in the same way. Such warmongering mentality is an abnormal and psychopathic mentality. What kind of deterrence is it and deterrence to whom Who is interested to get or gain a poor India with more than 1.2 billion mouths to feed and a billion more of social problems and infinite liabilities


B. National wickedness.

Lev 19:29,“Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness.”

Note: The greater the number of prostitutes (call girls, escort women, street walkers, whores, etc.) in a land, the more the land becomes full of wickedness. Harlotry, pornography and sexual immorality are sisters.

Deu 9:4,“Do not think in your heart, after the LORD your God has cast them out before you, saying: Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land; but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is driving them out from before you.”

Note: This Scripture warns the self-righteous nations that wield power and oppress other nations.

1Sa 12:17,“Is today not the wheat harvest? I will call to the LORD, and He will send thunder and rain, that you may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking a king for yourselves.”

Note: Great or small wickedness is determined by the sight of the Lord. If God sees it as a great wickedness, it is a great wickedness. It was a great wickedness for Israel to reject theocracy and ask for monarchy.

2Sa 7:10,“Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously,”

Note: The sons of wickedness today surround and oppress and threaten the existence of Israel. Israel must repent and accept Christ the Messiah to be saved.

1Ki 8:47,“Yet when they come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to You in the land of those who took them captive, saying: We have sinned and done wrong, we have committed wickedness;”

Note: There is hope for any nation which says: We have sinned and done wrong, we have committed wickedness. Some nations have committed wickedness and they thought they are exceptional.

Psa 107:34, “A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.”

Note: This is a truth that many social scientists and political scientists do not know: The wickedness of those who dwell in a land can turn the fruitful land into barrenness. It may be offensive if I list the names of those barren nations. Truth is often offensive.

Psa 125:3,“For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.”

Note: It is very difficult for the righteous to live in a nation ruled by the scepter of wickedness.

Pro 16:12,“It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established by righteousness.”

Note: It is an abomination for leaders to commit wickedness whether it is under the pretext of democracy or dictatorship.

Jer 3:2,“Lift up your eyes to the desolate heights and see: Where have you not lain with men? By the road you have sat for them like an Arabian in the wilderness; and you have polluted the land with your harlotries and your wickedness.”

Note: There are moral pollution and environmental pollution. Harlotries produce moral pollution as demonstrated by immoral leaders and business executives. As the pending case in Taiwan indicates, greed produces contamination in beverages and food products. Greed in business and industry also produces environmental pollutions. It is also wicked to pollute the land, water, and air.

Jer 7:12,“But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I set My name at the first, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel.”

Note: Historically Israel suffered many times as a nation because of its wickedness – forsaking and disobeying the Lord.

Hsa 7:3,“They make a king glad with their wickedness, and princes with their lies.”

Note: Sad but true, many national leaders are glad with their wickedness and high ranking officials rejoice with their lies.

Hsa 10:13,“You have plowed wickedness; you have reaped iniquity. You have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own way, in the multitude of your mighty men.”

Note: If you plow wickedness, you will reap iniquity. Wall Street executives, corrupt officials, fraudulent and predatory doctors and hospital owners, lawyers, etc. have eaten the fruit of lies. They are the rich and powerful and they do as they please. This Scripture sounds like depicting the United States, the exceptional American way of life.

Nations that legalize same-sex marriage and homosexuality are wicked nations in the sight of God.

C. Individual wickedness.

Deu 28:20,“The LORD will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me.”

Note: The wickedness of your doings will destroy you and you will perish quickly. If you do not believe, open your eyes and ears to look around and hear what is happening in the world.

Jdg 9:56,“Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father by killing his seventy brothers.”

Note: Repay in Hebrew is shuwb which means to make requital, pay as recompense, reward; - it occurs about 106 times in the Old Testament.

This is an awful truth: God will repay your wickedness. If you say it does not happen, it is because the time is not due yet.

1Sa 24:13,“As the proverb of the ancients says: Wickedness proceeds from the wicked. But my hand shall not be against you.”

Note: You often hear false presentation in America. When a man or woman commits an evil act, he/she would say: I am not bad, I just did bad thing.

This is contrary to the Biblical truth: Wickedness proceeds from the wicked. The wicked do wicked things. A bad tree bears bad fruit.

1Sa 25:39,“So when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said: Blessed be the LORD, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept His servant from evil! For the LORD has returned the wickedness of Nabal on his own head. And David sent and proposed to Abigail, to take her as his wife.”

Note: Wickedness will return on the head of the wicked, it is only a matter of time.

2Sa 3:39,“And I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too harsh for me. The LORD shall repay the evildoer according to his wickedness.”

1Ki 2:44,“The king said moreover to Shimei: You know, as your heart acknowledges, all the wickedness that you did to my father David; therefore the LORD will return your wickedness on your own head.”

Note: As sure as the Lord lives, the Lord will repay the evildoer according to his wickedness.

1Ki 1:52,“Then Solomon said: If he proves himself a worthy man, not one hair of him shall fall to the earth; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.”

Note: The wicked will surely die.

1Ki 21:25,“But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of the LORD, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up.”

Note: Ahab sold himself to do wickedness because Jezebel his wife stirred him up. The influence of an evil wife is inestimable. If you have a wife like Jezebel, you are doomed. The worst kind of man is the one who sold himself to do wickedness. Apparently, hegemonists, monopolists and terrorists sold themselves to do wickedness.

Job 11:11,“For He knows deceitful men; He sees wickedness also. Will He not then consider it?”

Note: God knows deceitful men and sees their wickedness also.

Job 27:4,“My lips will not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.”

Note: Lips can be used to speak wickedness. The most wicked lips are those that deny the truth in Jesus Christ. The tongues of corrupt officials and executives and dishonest journalists and crooked doctors and lawyers utter deceit.

Job 31:11,“For that would be wickedness; yes, it would be iniquity deserving of judgment.”

Note: Wickedness is iniquity deserving of judgment.

Psa 36:4,“He devises wickedness on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not abhor evil.”

Note: The evildoer devises wickedness on his bed, he sets himself in a way that is not good, and he does not abhor evil.

Pro 4:17,“For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.”

Note: Warmongers and terrorists eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

Pro 8:7,“For my mouth will speak truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.”

Note: Wickedness is an abomination.

Pro 10:2,“Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.”

Note: I have witnessed how the rich and powerful gain treasures of wickedness, but I do not have the opportunity to witness how treasures of wickedness profit nothing to them. The wicked have foundations and dynasties to carry out their profitable enterprises. We shall see treasures of wickedness gained by Wall Street and healthcare providers and others will profit or not. The Word of God is sure and dependable. The end of the wicked is certain, but we are too dumb and too blind to see the process.

Pro 11:5,“The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.”

Note: It is a joy for the righteous to see the wicked fall by their own wickedness.

Pro 12:3,“A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous cannot be moved.”

Note: A man is not established by wickedness. The wicked of government and business seem to be established by their own rules.

Pro 13:6,“Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.”

Note: You see this Scripture is fulfilled in our generation as many wicked dictators have been overthrown by their own peoples or destroyed by forces beyond their control.

Pro 14:32,“The wicked is banished in his wickedness, but the righteous has a refuge in his death.”

Note: Banish in Hebrew is dachah which means to drive away, to be thrust down, to be cast down, to be thrust away; - it occurs only 11 times in the Old Testament. The wicked is cast away in his wickedness.

Pro 21:12,“The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness.”

Ecc 7:15,“I have seen everything in my days of vanity: There is a just man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs life in his wickedness.”

Note: This may be hard on the righteous, some wicked men live long and prosper.

Ecc 7:25,“I applied my heart to know, to search and seek out wisdom and the reason of things, to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness.”

Note: If we have wisdom and understand the reason of things, we must know the wickedness of folly and the folly of wickedness.

Ecc 8:8,“No one has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, and no one has power in the day of death. There is no release from that war, and wickedness will not deliver those who are given to it.”

Note: Wickedness will not deliver those who practice wickedness.

Isa 9:18,“For wickedness burns as the fire; it shall devour the briers and thorns, and kindle in the thickets of the forest; they shall mount up like rising smoke.”

Note: Wickedness burns as the fire, wickedness will burn the wicked. Sooner or later the wicked will get burned, and their assets and riches will mount up like rising smoke.

Jer 4:18,“Your ways and your doings have procured these things for you. This is your wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reaches to your heart.”

Note: Wickedness is bitter. It is hoped Wall Street crooks, corrupt officials and predatory doctors and hospital owners and lawyers, etc. will soon taste the bitterness of their wickedness.

Eze 18:20,“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.”

Note: Wickedness is personal. The wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. You are responsible for your own wickedness, not the wickedness of others. By the same token, no one is responsible for your wickedness.

Eze 18:27,“Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive.”

Eze 33:19,“But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and does what is lawful and right, he shall live because of it.”

Note: God is not willing even the wicked to perish. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is that even the wicked can repent and be saved.

Jer 2:19,“Your own wickedness will correct you, and your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord GOD of hosts.”

Note: It is instructive to know your own wickedness will correct you.

Mic 6:10,“Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the short measure that is an abomination?”

Note: There are many houses of the wicked in the world, they are well-known and they are very wealthy. There are treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked. For example, the national treasures of China they looted from China since the Opium Wars.

Luk 11:39,“Then the Lord said to him: Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness.”

Note: Wickedness comes from within, although it can be influenced by outside factors. Everyone is responsible for his own wickedness.

Rom 1:28-32,“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them..”

Note: The Scriptures cited above give the origin of wickedness and other bad things; they come from a debased mind.

1Cr 5:8,“Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

Note: White supremacists and hegemonists have the leaven of malice and wickedness, China is their number one target. They have no sincerity and truth. The old imperialists, colonialists and capitalists were their forefathers who in the last couple hundred years or more rampaged and ransacked and demarcated the world. For example, the current border dispute between China and India was originally caused by the British imperialist and colonialist. The British Empire illegally marked out some Chinese territories as part of their colonial India.

Eph 6:12,“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Note: The Scripture declares that wickedness has spiritual hosts. Although evil is a mystery, evil comes from the devil.

Jam 1:21,“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.”

Note: This Scripture teaches Christians how to live in this wicked world, lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness. Lay aside in Greek is apotithēmi which means to put off or aside or away, give up, renounce; - it occurs only 8 times in the New Testament. Christians must renounce wickedness and denounce what the Lord denounces.

 

March 20, 2017

Willie Wong

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