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WHO ELSE, IF NOT JESUS? (IX)

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Maidens of Taoist heaven

Jade maidens of Taoist Heaven

(IX)

 (…continued from part 8…)

Taoism. (According to a post by *One World Nations Online*) This religious and philosophical tradition of Taoism had its roots in the nature worship and divination of the earliest Chinese people.

The word ‘Tao’道 (or Dao) translates into “path”, ”method”, “principle” or “way”, the character 教 translates into ‘”teach” or “class” and Taoist belief is based on the idea that there is central or organizing principle of the Universe, a natural order or a “way of heaven”, Tao, that one can come to know by living in harmony with nature and hence with the cosmos and the Universe.

The philosophy of Tao signifies the fundamental or true nature of the world, it is the essential, unnameable process of the universe. Tao both precedes and encompasses the universe.

* Analogies exist between all levels of existence: the Universe, the cosmos, Earth and mankind are structured analogically and are equal in detail, forming an interconnected whole.

Through an understanding of natural laws, an individual can be one with the Tao by living in accordance with nature (cosmos/ Universe) and all its transformations and changes, adopting and assimilating to these, and hence can gain eternal life.

Taoist yin and yang

Taoist yin and yang maintain the harmony of the universe

With and due to the transformations and changes of the phenomena everything and every being spontaneously, by intuition and in impulse establishes its own ‘way’.

From an ethical point of view it is considered correct not to interfere with the spontaneity or alter it by any means, expressed by ‘wuwei’ (chin. 無爲 / 无为, wúwéi or also in Chinese: 爲無爲 / 为无为, wéiwúwéi, non- action as in abstention of any action opposing nature). All things with their transformations and changes are considered to be self regulating, self expressing in their natural form.

‘Wu wei’ does not signify not acting at all, but rather not forcing things on their way. Wu wei signifies that the action should be immediately in accordance with the Tao, hence the necessary will be done without exaggeration, hyperbole or overeagerness as these are considered obstructive, though rather in an easy, facile, non disturbing way, leading to overall harmony and balance. It is a state of inner tranquillity, which will show the right effortless action at the right time. (i.e. the harmonious complexity of natural ecosystems- the tao- works well without man made changes- wuwei. (A post by *One World Nations Online*)

Religion does not save

           Taoism, going by the fact of being a nature worship practice, is a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena. The Adamic sinful fall of Eden is the harbinger of religions. The subtle vocalism that rose from the chords of Satanism was “hath God said?” – for anything can be god. Lucifer had employed the foxy pad and the sly of ophidian creep to stage a meandering putsch in order to pilfer the domination of the earth. If Lucifer had asked, “Has the LORD God said?” –for only Jehovah is the LORD God– he would have agreed with the Eden first family that Jehovah alone be worshipped. There was no controversy as to who should be worshipped. ‘God’ in Hebrew, ‘ĕlôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’), means: ‘gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates.’ ‘Ĕlôhı̂ym, ergo, can be any man or deity.

JEHOVAH written in Hebrew

                ‘LORD God,’ when the ‘LORD’ is spelt in capitals, it is a sobriquet of exclusivism. It belongs solely to the Author of creationism, the God of the Bible. The lucidity of Lucifer’s question is an attempt to usher in the worship of others. His (the Devil’s) pyrrhic triumph introduced nature worship: quite unpalatable to Scripture. There is a personage who was pointed out in John 12:31, “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” The word ‘prince’ is archōn (ar’-khone): ‘a ruler, commander, chief, leader; a first (in rank or power).’ This one is the same as the one of 2Corinthians 4:4, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Lucifer is much powerless compared to Jehovah

Just one fellow angel it needs to prove that Lucifer is no match for Jehovah 

                For his (Lucifer’s) evil proclivities Jesus says, “Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged” [John 16:11]. “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” [John 14:30]. With no circumspection regarding Lucifer’s line of chat, the enemy was able to project poisonous remarks of superstition (neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die). Superstitious beliefs, having gained so much of religious grounds, Taoism will find it quite easy, and in fact such a fun, giving obeisance to objects and phenomenal actuation of the terra firma. Amen.

The Trinity works in unity

                Getting born again is strictly a conscious effort on the part of an individual. It is of a personal conviction that, as the word of God says, Jesus is truly the only Saviour of the world. A soteriological dependence on the finished work of Jesus is the sole belief requirement of Scripture. Get born again by sag this simple prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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