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January 22, 2011

Zhou Dynasty

Filed under: China,Chou Dynasty,Emperor of China,Politics,Zhou Dynasty,周朝 — himyaosui2 @ 11:12 pm

My grandfather comes from China. He arrived in Hawaii in 1871. My father and I were born here in America. Officially by the history of China and by China’s official Han-Chinese lineage and succession, I am China’s emperor and head of state in exile today.

I am a good man, wishing no one any ill. I hope to return to China to take my rightful place as China’s current succession Emperor (family no longer being in exile). I am the second-cousin to the late Zhou Enlai, Chaing Kai-shek, and Sun Yat-sen.

I hope to gain the approval and blessing of God and the approval and blessing of the American people and government for my return home to China. My family’s genealogy threads throughout the entire history of China, either in the foreground or in the background.

http://himyaosui.wordpress.com

May 2, 2010

Would Americans And Others Accept A Chinese King?

Filed under: Uncategorized — himyaosui2 @ 9:52 am

If a truly good man existed in this world, will Americans take to this man? Does a war exist between the forces of good versus the forces of evil? If so, where do Americans stand? Where do people of other ethnicities and nations stand?

Should China have a good king, a very solid and upright man, would Americans care? Would this man receive the support and backing of the U.S. government? Or would this man be hated by Americans to the point of them wanting him dead?

What would this man’s value be to a great, upright, and honorable United States of America?

Where would a good king stand on the many political issues facing this world? Would this man be impartial and upright? A fair judge, a man of god, a holy man, a true Christian, kind, merciful, upright, and a wise king? Chinese you say? Humm? Well, that’s a very hard thing for many Americans to believe.

Chinese are thought of as being strange, heathen-like, stupid, and dumb, low-life creatures, rather than being human in the eyes of most and many Whites.

If a truly good man existed or rose out of the ashes, would such a man be loved by American Whites and would the U.S. government support his administration of mainland China?

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April 10, 2010

What’s It Like To Be China’s Current Emperor In Exile?

Filed under: Diary and Thoughts — himyaosui2 @ 3:14 pm
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HISTORY OF CHINA IN BRIEF

In 1122 to 256 BC, my family ruled all of China and lived royally as the kings, queens, and princes of China. The Chin and Han Dynasties next rule China and it seems like those people who have been enlightened do rule the world. The Wei Dynasty comes to power and China divided for the very first time, governed by the Wei, Shu, and Wu Dynasties. This period is known as the three kingdom period in China’s history. The Wei Dynasty under Hsienbei tribe leadership next controls and unites China once again. My family integrates into the Hsienbei clan and people as part of their leadership long before their conquest of China and becomes their leading family.

The Wei Dynasty disintegrates, because they too are divided within their ranks.

The Sui Dynasty shortly comes to power. These people are also from China’s Chou Dynasty and are clan cousins to us. Not all people in China are related and China is and has been fractured so many times.

The Tang Dynasty conquers the Sui Dynasty by brutal and ungodlike force and sinful/unacceptable methods. In ancient times, even if man was without God and/or did not worship God, man still had a conscience. The Tang Dynasty did not and conquered the whole of China by murdering people with impunity. The Tang Dynasty ruled China for 289 years before the Chinese people were able to overthrow them 907 AD. China is still fractured and is ruled by five dynasties and ten kingdoms.

The Sung Dynasty, ruled by the Zhao family, whose most famous member is Zhao Kuang Yin from Zhuo Zhou county in Hebei province, related to us as clan cousins, unified China.

Mongolians, foreigners, were the next to conquer China.

The Chuns of the MIng Dynasty took back China and put China into Chinese hands once again. Only to be themselves be conquered by Manchurians, who set up the Ch’ing Dynasty.

The Ch’ing Dynasty is conquered by the Chinese people of the people’s revolution who now govern China from the year 1940 to present.

QUESTIONS:

Question One: The main princes of the Manchurian Ch’ing Dynasty is still in existence abroad in Japan and in other locations. Should China revert to a monarchy system of government?

Question Two: Would most people support Manchurian rule over Han-Chinese people’s rule of China? Why or why not.

Question Three: If China’s Chou Dynasty (Jo Dynasty) were to surface under the communist regime of China, would Americans support the Chou Dynasty and China in their quest for truth and good government?

Question Four: How many people have read genealogy books in Chinese and discovered the truth and background ethnicity of China’s Chou/Jo Dynasty?

Question Five: Would you as an American or British citizen support China’s Chou Dynasty’s leadership of China along side of China’s present governing regime? Why or why not? I am looking for answers from qualified sources, government employees in positions of political decision-making or qualified positions in education.

Question Six: If you answer any of the above questions, what are your qualifications. Degree in what field and employment?

Question Seven: Did any of you get a chance to read the Zhongguo Tongshi Gangyao (Outline History of China) printed in the Chinese language?

Chinese Poem in English

“Here I sit, alone in my humble and poor abode, poor, and in poverty, with no one caring enough about China or about her affairs of state. If an esteemed and most honored gentleman of Chinese nobility becomes poor and is a beggar upon this earth, do you think that anyone will care? What is the true value of a Chinese king or emperor?”

OTHER QUESTIONS:

The U.S. government supports dictators around the world, but if a truly good and upright man comes to power or has the heritage rights to the presidency of another nation and to its kingship. Would they care? Should we and/or our government care? Why and why not.

Can any man live alone and survive? Is man his own island and can we live in a godless world? Can man exist and should he exist knowing that his government is lawless and illegal? What kind of nation do we, Americans, live in? What of our press not publishing all of the truth of a major political affair or our government lying about our nation’s bankrupt state in an effort to look good and to rule. Are we the nation that we claim to be?

Is life a pyrrhic victory or losing battle? I would really like to know. Does anyone have a heart? I do and it cries loudly, from the tremendous, weighty, and burdensome pain it constantly and continually feels, every night. This is what it means to be emperor of the largest nation upon the surface of this earth!

Feel free to answer the above questions. But, be polite and do not slander or bad mouth other people or other posters. Everyone is entitled to publish their opinions as long as opinions are well-thought out and presented in a dignified manner and voice. And do not insult other people, please!

Postings which tend to go against these rules will be deleted and it’s my call as to what gets deleted!

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March 22, 2010

Does God and Truth Really Matter?

Does God and truth really matter to the American people? Does God and truth really matter to people like David Plouffe, David Axelrod, and President Obama? Additionally, does truth really matter to Congress or to the U.S. news media?

How important is God and truth in the lives of average Americans?

I am posing these questions, here, for your for thoughts, personal discussion, and answers.

Should an unqualified person ever become our U.S. President and if the matter of this man’s qualifications was overlooked by Congress, our nation, and the news media … can this person truly govern our nation justly, righteously, within our laws, and do the right things that a more qualified and capable person might and ought to do?

Does a person’s qualifications matter? Can anyone become President of the United States of America and govern intelligently, fairly, and shepherd our nation skillfully as a democratic nation? Making the right decisions for all concerned and acting within our laws.

What’s the difference between a socialist nation and a democratic one? Are we a lawless nation?

Should we, the United States of America, be a democratic nation? What brought about our nation’s success, prosperity, and power in the world. Did God have anything to do with this or are we a godless nation? A nation not of laws, but a nation of men. To repeat, are we a lawless nation? And does this really matter?

Should any American President lie and cheat others, merely, in an effort to get his measures passed? Can man be honorable, righteous, and upright? What about a President who commits the act of murder and kills people via wrongful legislation and his actions as President done under the color of the law and/or intentional fraudulent interpretations of the law? This assumes that people are not fools and that our President acted not in our nation’s interest, but in the selfish interest of prolonging an illegal and unlawful war.

Is man pleasing and acceptable to God? Is Barack Obama a Christian? Was he born in Hawaii? Was there a massive cover up of the truth and his people, campaign manager, etal, knowledgeable about this and should be indicted and facing jail time?

Is President Obama’s health care reform truly health care reform? Is it well-thought-out and workable? Will it bankrupt our nation? Is this a smoke screen attempt to save Obama, Plouffe, and Axelrod from being indicted on federal charges by boosting Obama’s popularity?

If this truly is a measure that will bankrupt our nation, then it is one that Obama and his people know that it will have to be fixed down the road when our nation faces future debts. And therefore it has been rejected by every Republican in Congress. Is this not so?

Would any good and upright President drive our nation into debts that we can not pay? And why would he do such a thing? What is President Obama’s true intentions? Does anyone care or will we allow this measure to pass and lie about it later? Does anyone see more cover-ups of the truth by government and what kind of administration has the Obama administration proven to be?

Is there truly a god in Heaven? A truly good god, who will stand for true goodness and righteousness?

These questions above were posted on 03-21-2010.

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March 4, 2010

Witnessing to China’s 1.3 billion people

This is the greatest thing that any man can do in this time and era. According to the Time Almanac 80 percent of the population of the United States of America are Christian and 80 percent of the population of China is atheist.

If God were to destroy non-believers in the time of the end then many Chinese, if not the whole of China, will perish!

Should Christians not allow the preaching of God’s word in China as commanded in Matthew 28:19,20?

HIM Yao Sui

http://himyaosui.wordpress.com

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U.S. Intelligence – musings

In looking at U.S. intelligence, from my own perspective and from my personal experiences, I would agree with current findings that our intelligence is too large, too many people, and that reporting is inaccurate and not well-coordinated, while we have the best intelligence gathering service in the world there exist serious flaws, which have yet to be repaired. Then the other large problem that exist is with the nature of man. If man is untrained by God, by the holy bible, man will always be wicked and evil (by God’s holy standards).

If I were President Obama or the director of national intelligence, I would train my men and make sure that they abided in God’s word. God of Shem, god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Should the U.S. government fear any nation that resembled Canada or England? Should America fear any nation that resembled ancient Israel?

Matthew 28:19,20

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March 3, 2010

Emperor of China – potpourri

HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW THAT I EXIST? HOW MANY KNOW THAT I AM A FRIEND? AND HOW MANY PEOPLE IN AMERICA KNOW WHAT I STAND FOR?

China’s current succession emperor is, first of all, a good man, a Christian and a loyal American citizen. His family lived here in this country for over 130 years. They migrated from China in 1871 to escape Manchurian persecution and certain death. China’s emperor and head of state in exile was informally the Bush White House negotiator who successfully secured Saddam’s agreement to withdraw his troops from Kuwait in 1990. It was the Bush administration that refused and China’s emperor and head of state’s story was never published in the press.

This man is an American and a Christian dedicated to God’s love and the bringing of God back to China, a land of 1.3 billion atheist. Should God destroy all of these people in the coming tribulation or should he save them?

Will the preaching work be opened up fully and China’s emperor’s family allowed to bring God’s word to the nation?


This world is truly amazing. Someone negotiates an end to the Iraq War and our current government regime does not approve, does not believe in the way things were handled. So, in an effort to resolve conflicts, they chose to go to war…illegally. They coax the truth and gain everyone’s acceptance. Everyone in Congress goes along with the plan and hardly anyone of any substantial means opposed.

Two million people are murdered and it is discovered that one’s enemy had no weapons of mass destruction. We, our nation, lied for nothing!

And the truth was never published.

Who is guilty?

A man who was an outcast all of his life and for most of his grandparents and parents, too, this situation existed. Knowing nothing about God and country, this man is elected to the highest office in the nation. His scandals are never published as other congressman’s scandals are. He is inexperienced and not qualified for office. He does not know what to do and does not have good judgment, yet he gets away with murder as his opponents and the press do not vet him. And still this man does not produce the desired results.

A good man mired in dirt desires to take God’s word to the darkest part of Africa. No one not one Christian or church volunteers to help this man.

He goes poor, hungry, and has nothing to eat. No one, in this great country of ours or as a matter of fact the entire world, cares!

Some man is able to alleviate our state’s oil shortage by speaking to our current President and to the president of the second largest oil producing nation in the world, but do you think that anyone cares?

Christ commanded his followers to go to the nations and preach. Telling people of God’s glory and coming. Telling people of God’s great love for mankind and that God will come to destroy mankind. Those who do not obey, those who are wicked, and those who do not listen to his message will be killed by God leaving only obedient man, mankind, to inhabit this earth.

How many churches preach these things?

If China’s emperor, a paternal Hebrew, wanted to gather people and churches to bring God’s word to China in an effort to save China’s 1.3 billion people, how many people, how many Americans, and how many Christians would want to help in view of God taking human life in judgment and destroying the earth, thereby, would help?

Would this man be left all alone? And die a martyr’s death?

How good are the earth’s people? How good are Americans?

This is my mission. Any takers (volunteers)?

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March 1, 2010

Emperor of China – Musings

Not many people know the background of China’s Imperial family. Not even college professors, history book writers, and scholars on China’s history. I was told, by a University of Hawaii, China scholar in Asian Library Science, that it takes about six full years or more, in addition to a PHd in Asian history and language, of study of Chinese classics before someone fully understands the background of China’s Imperial culture.

Then, too, Cantonese are so secretive that almost everything is hidden.

I took my family’s genealogy files and translated 4,000 years of Chinese genealogy into English and put this translation on the Internet at http://zhoudynasty.freewebsites.com

If I had a goal or desire, I would like to regain my family’s status in China and become President of China. I have four years of college in business administration behind me and a minor in world civilizations. There are many people in China better qualified than I to be President. Yet, what I have going for myself is the knowledge of four thousand years of culture, history, and genealogy; my American Christian roots; and whatever I have inherited from my father’s and mother’s side of the family. More a cultural identity that I have lived with all of my life and my Christian walk with Jesus and four solid years of college.

My perspective is that of an American of Chinese ancestry, which is not and does not come from China. Having been back to China, I had to do away with all of my American beliefs and traits just to fit into the culture. I was certainly afraid to leave back all of my American friends and travel mates to be with people from China alone for the very first time. This was sort of an immersion program for me of being in the Chinese culture and being a part of China.

I am a Christian and I hold to my roots and principles. God comes first in my life and I allowed his principles to guide me while in China.

There are some 300 to 600 family members in Hawaii and about 40 million to 60 million back in China. I was happy to find family and I toured China with them.

I fit in and I didn’t look out of place. I even ordered my own meals in Chinese.

While I am mostly of Han-Chinese blood, I am part-Manchurian, part-Mongolian, and part-Japanese. But, mostly of Han-Chinese blood on both my father’s and mother’s side.

My family’s Han-Chinese ancestry, from ancient times, consist primarily of Hebrew and Mede. And it wasn’t until Nimrod’s conscription, of my family and clan, that we were merged with his Han race of men, now, today called Asians. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

I am related to China’s late Premier Zhou En-lai, President Chiang Kai-shek, and to Sun Yat-sen, founder of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and KMT Party, as they are my second-cousins and part of what the Chinese culture calls a four-horse team.

I am, also, related to Deng Hsiao-ping.

Unfortunately, I have no wealth of my own and I must scratch for every penny I get. This, in my opinion, is sad and no Imperial family member should ever be this poor. I will see to it, if I am ever installed in China, that family members are well cared for and never in poverty.

If you go to my official website, http://himyaosui.wordpress.com, you will get a sense of me, who I am and what I hope to accomplish.

Growing up in America can be a very good thing. And to go through the highs and lows of life teaches one a lesson to be learnt.

My administration in China, hopefully, will be good, upright, and righteous.

One needs to, I feel, stick to one’s principles and never lose sight of these things.

Yours for now,

HIM Yao Sui, officially by history and
Imperial succession, Emperor of China

Official website: http://himyaosui.wordpress.com
Family genealogy files: http://zhouclan.freewebsites.com

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October 24, 2008

A Brief History of Christianity in China

Filed under: Religion II — himyaosui2 @ 10:35 am

The following article appeared in pbs.org Frontline. I have written to the author of this article and I am asking her for permission to publish it here in full. I am now awaiting her reply. http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/china_705/history/china.html

In A.D. 781, a Christian monk named Jingjing composed an inscription of roughly 1,800 Chinese characters on a large stone tablet, called a stela, which would become one of the richest sources of information ever discovered about early Christianity in China.

According to the stela, unearthed in the early 1600s, Christianity came to China in A.D. 635, when a Nestorian monk named Aluoben entered the ancient capital of Chang’an — now modern-day Xi’an — in central China. His arrival must have been the source of some excitement because the e mperor sent his minister of state to greet the guest and bring him to the palace. Although we do not know where Aluoben came from or why he visited China, some scholars believe that he arrived from Persia and was part of an important foreign delegation. Whatever the case, the Tang emperor issued an imperial edict three years later allowing Aluoben to build a monastery in Chang’an and to settle there with a handful of missionaries.

By the time Aluoben’s story was commemorated in stone almost 150 years later, the Old and New Testaments had been translated into Chinese, and monasteries had been founded in several cities throughout China. But in 845, an imperial edict limited all foreign religion, including Christianity. The edict triggered a period of persecution, and, by the end of the Tang Dynasty in 907, Christianity had all but disappeared from China.

A significant presence did not reappear until the 13th century, when Mongols conquered China and founded the Yuan Dynasty. The Mongol court was open to Christian missionaries and even turned over the administration of parts of northern China to Christian tribesmen from Central Asia. From Rome, the pope also sent Franciscan missionaries in an effort to establish ties with Eastern Christians and to form an alliance with the Mongol empire. Italian merchants also founded some Catholic communities in major trading centers; among them were two brothers from Venice, Niccolo and Maffeo Polo, who brought along Niccolo’s son, Marco. China’s second period of Christian growth came to an end when its protectors, the Mongols, were expelled by the armies of the Ming Dynasty.

Toward the end of the Ming dynasty, a new wave of Jesuit missionaries came to China. They established schools and hospitals, and more or less openly proselytized. The most prominent among these new missionaries was the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, who learned to speak and write Chinese and managed to become the first Westerner invited into the Forbidden City.

Christianity’s presence in China grew in the 19th and 20th centuries as the country was subject to greater influence by the Western powers. One of the bloodiest episodes in recent Chinese history involved a charismatic Christian convert named Hong Xiuquan, who claimed to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ and believed it was his mission to spread Christianity in China. By the mid-1800s, Hong Xiuquan had gathered a large band of followers and began an armed rebellion against Qing Dynasty rulers. The Taiping Rebellion lasted 15 years and cost an estimated 20 million lives, due to the warfare and the resulting starvation. The Chinese imperial army eventually put down the rebellion with the aid of Western military advisers.

After World War II, China turned to communism, and atheism was promoted as part of the Marxist ideology of the Chinese Community Party. Religious suppression was particularly severe during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). To regulate Chinese Catholics, the government created the Catholic Patriotic Association, expelled missionaries and forbade interference from the Vatican. For Chinese Protestants, the government created the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, which requires churches to be registered with the government and subjects them to state monitoring and restrictions involving personnel, preaching topics and congregational composition.

Many Christians — both Protestant and Catholic — refused to cooperate and formed unofficial, or underground, churches. Today, there are five major government-sanctioned religions: Daoism, Buddhism, Islam, Roman Catholicism and Protestant Christianity. However, since the 1980s, as Chinese citizens have gradually come to enjoy greater social and economic freedoms, religious practices of all types have experienced a revival. Today, there are an estimated 10 to 12 million Chinese Catholics and 25 to 30 million Chinese Protestants. Daniel Bays, one of the pre-eminent Western scholars of Chinese Christianity writes, “Today, on any given Sunday, there are almost certainly more Protestants in church in China than in all of Europe.” Many of these believers belong to “house churches,” which are unofficial, unregistered churches that remain vulnerable to punishment by the state.

– Serene Fang

Sources: Handbook of Christianity in China (Brill, 2001); China Quarterly Essays — 2003 Special Edition; The Search for Modern China by Jonathan Spence (W.W. Norton and Company, 1991) ; The New York Times; Britannica Online; Time magazine.
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The Catholic Church and Other Major Christian Religions

Filed under: Religion II — himyaosui2 @ 10:27 am

This page is currently under construction. 10-24-2008
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June 28, 2008

Religion in China for Thousands of Years (Part Two)

Filed under: Religion — himyaosui2 @ 7:52 am

The History of the Christian Faith in China

ELCA in China (Basel Mission)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheran_Church_of_China

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheran_Church

A. Early history (1831-1847). Karl Gutzlaff first Lutheran missionary to China. Originally accredited to the Netherlands Missionary Society, Gutzlaff first arrived in East Asia in 1823. As China adopted a strict closed-door policy in that period, he was unable to set foot on China until 1831.
B. The first Lutheran missions (1847-1890). Basel Mission sent missionaries to China March 19, 1847. Theodore Hamberg and Rudolph Lechler missionaries.
C. Other Lutheran missions (1890-1907)
D. Towards union (1907-1920)
China Centenary Missionary Conference 1907
Evangelical Lutheran Mission for China 1913
Lutheran Free Church Mission 1917
Union Lutheran Conference (ULC)
Lutheran Theological Seminary
Temporary Committee of the Lutheran Church of China
E. The Lutheran Church of China (1920-1951)

Presiding Bishop – The Rev. Mark S. Hanson
Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

http://www.elca.org/

Mark S. Hanson serves as president of the Lutheran World Federation and is the current presiding bishop of the ELCA is the Rev. Mark Hanson who was elected in 2001 and re-elected in 2007.

The ELCA formally came into existence on January 1, 1988, creating the largest Lutheran church body in the United States. The Church is a result of a merger between the Lutheran Church in America (LCA), the American Lutheran Church (ALC) and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC), all of which had formally agreed in 1982 to unite after several years of discussions. The ELCA’s three predecessor churches were themselves the product of previous mergers and splits among various independent Lutheran synods in the United States.

* The American Lutheran Church
In 1960 the American Lutheran Church, the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church merged to form The American Lutheran Church, with the Lutheran Free Church joining in 1963. The ALC brought approximately 2.25 million members into the ELCA. Its immigrant heritage came mostly from Germany, Norway, and Denmark. It was the most theologically conservative of the forming bodies, officially teaching biblical inerrancy in its constitution (although seldom enforcing it by means of heresy trials and the like). Its demographic center was in the Upper Midwest (with especially large numbers in Minnesota).

* The Lutheran Church in America
In 1962 the United Lutheran Church in America, the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and the American Evangelical Lutheran Church formed the Lutheran Church in America. The LCA brought approximately 2.85 million members into the ELCA. Its immigrant heritage came mostly from Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark and Finland. Its demographic focus was on the East Coast (centered on Pennsylvania), with large numbers in the Midwest and some presence in the Southern Atlantic states. There are notable exceptions, but LCA-background churches tend to be more formalistically liturgical than ALC-background churches. Its theological orientation ranged from moderately liberal to neo-orthodox, with tendencies toward conservative pietism in some rural and small-town congregations.

* The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches
In 1976 the AELC was formed from congregations that left the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod in a schism precipitated by progressive-traditionalist disputes over biblical literalism, academic freedom and ecumenism. Its establishment was precipitated by the Seminex controversy at the LCMS’s Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 1974. The AELC brought approximately 100,000 members into the ELCA. Its immigrant heritage came mostly from Germany; the complexion of its theology generally resembled that of the LCA, as the dissenting former “moderate” faction of the LCMS.

ELCA Churchwide Organization
8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
Tel: 800/638-3522 or 773/380-2700
Fax: 773/380-1465
E-mail: info@elca.org

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been actively involved in ecumenical dialogues with several denominations. Recently, the ELCA has established “full communion” with several American Churches: the Moravian Church, the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Reformed Church in America, and the United Church of Christ.

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LCMS Beliefs vs ELCA Beliefs
1. Believe in triune God – Same
2. Accept Lutheran Confessions as true teachings of biblical faith – Same
3. Believe that God comes to us through the Word and the sacraments – Same
4. Teach justification by grace through faith – Same
5. Believe that the Bible should not be subject to higher critical methods. Many within the ELCA believe that the Bible can speak effectively through the use of higher critical study.
6. Believe that the Bible restricts women from certain church positions including ordained ministry. ELCA believes the Bible permits, even encourages, full participation by women in the life of the church.
7. High degree of doctrinal agreement necessary before fellowship is possible. ELCA agreement on a more basic level is sufficient for fellowship.

Other Issues:
Ecumenical relations
Social issues
Role of women
Role of feminist theology
Sexuality
Creationism/evolution
Homosexuality
Abortion

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The Lutheran World Federation
150, route de Ferney
P.O. Box 2100
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland

Phone: +41/22-791 61 11
Fax: +41/22-791 66 30
E-mail: info@lutheranworld.org

General Secretary Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe.

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World Council of Churches
150 route de Ferney
P.O. Box 2100
1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Tel: (+41 22) 791 6111
Fax: (+41 22) 791 0361

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.

The WCC brings together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians and including most of the world’s Orthodox churches, scores of denominations from such historic traditions of the Protestant Reformation as Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed, as well as many united and independent churches. While the bulk of the WCC’s founding churches were European and North American, today most are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific.

For its member churches, the WCC is a unique space: one in which they can reflect, speak, act, worship and work together, challenge and support each other, share and debate with each other. As members of this fellowship, WCC member churches:

* are called to the goal of visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship;
* promote their common witness in work for mission and evangelism;
* engage in Christian service by serving human need, breaking down barriers between people, seeking justice and peace, and upholding the integrity of creation; and
* foster renewal in unity, worship, mission and service.

Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, of the Methodist Church in Kenya, was elected general secretary of the World Council of Churches in August 2003, and took up his new post in January 2004. Earlier in 2003, he served as director and special representative for Africa of the WCC. The general secretary serves ex-officio as secretary of the central and executive committees.

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Religion in China for Thousands of Years (Part One)

Filed under: Religion — himyaosui2 @ 7:47 am

The Worship of God in China and Pre-History China (3896 BC-present)

Our family genealogy books records and tells the whole history of who we are and coupled with other history and religious texts tells the whole history and the true story of our life and religious practices, and as it was influenced by a pagan and Hamite nation. We are paternal Hebrews, who were sinocized and conscripted into Nimrod’s bands in Shinar (Mesopotamia) in 2245-2000 BC. Our form of worship prior to that was the direct worship of God. And Confucian doctrines originated from my family’s origin, worship, and way of life. http://www.geocities.com/zhouclan/chia_pu.html

The Chou Dynasty

By the dynasty of Chou was consummated all that was great and good in China. Preceding dynasties initiated the rudimentary forms of civilization; but laws, customs, ceremonial, ethics, and the first definite forms of the written character all trace their real beginnings to the Chou. The story of its rise and progress is, therefore, of more than ordinary interest. This story as related by the historians of the later period of the dynasty is, in its entirety, incredible. Certain facts recorded are, however, not only incredible, but yield a probable account of the earliest beginnings of the civilization which has guided China to the present. An examination of the historical dawn of the Chou presents us, moreover, with valuable information as to the probable origin of the Chinese people.

The Chou historians assert that their people were the descendants of Houchi, founder of agriculture and minister of Yao, and connects him with Liu, who lived under the last king of the Hsia dynasty. By this king noted for his cruelty and vice, he suffered such persecution for some unknown reason that he fled from China going westward across the Yellow River to seek refuge among the nomadic inhabitants of Shensi. There, in 1796 BC, he took up his abode at the foot at Mount Pin, where he commenced agricultural operations. These he conducted with such intelligence and industry laboring day after day, early and late, that he produced abundance of grain. With a wise liberality he secured the goodwill of his roving neighbors. His prosperity was so great that many of the natives abandoned their nomadic life and betook themselves to farming. They acquired herds of cattle and stores of grain had enough for themselves and to spare for the wayfarer. His bounty was so freely given that his reputation spread widely and men resorted to him from all quarters. His operations extended to the rivers Chi and Chu affluents of the Wei, whose products he annexed. The people confided in his protection, relied on his faithfulness and sincerity, and praised his generosity. So many followed his example that be became head of a considerable community. Thus, did he lay the foundation of the Chou kingdom.

After the lapse at four and a half unrecorded centuries, Tan Fu is said to have been head of Mount Pin settlement. His name appears in 1327 BC as descendant and successor of Liu. He was troubled by the nomadic barbarians who surrounded him on all sides. Mencius states that he lived among the Ti barbarians, who desired to “swallow him up.” He offered them skins and cloth, which did not satisfy them. He presented horses and dogs, but they were not appeased. Pearls and jade did not purchase peace. Then he summoned the elderly men of his settlement and said that what the Ti wanted was the cultivated land. There was a proverb to the effect that men should not injure others for the sake of those things intended for the use of man. There was no ruler in the land, therefore he suggested that he should leave that place and search out another situation for a new settlement. He then abandoned Pin and went south to Mount Ki, a distance of about eighty miles. The men of the Pin “kingdom,” saying that he was a good man, followed him to the number of two thousand like riders going to a fair.

In his new kingdom, he speedily acquired so excellent a reputation that the people from neighboring kingdoms adhered to him. To the new settlement he gave the name Chou, signifying plenty. He was apparently satisfied with the change. The lessons of the past were not lost upon him.

He introduced changes. He erected a fort built houses, with rooms in which to live. The wall was surrounded by a moat. Within a year the houses inside that wall were completed and in another year the fort became a “capital.” He instituted five officials, one to oversee his followers, another to superintend the horses, a third to take charge of vacant ground, a fourth of cultivated lands, and the fifth to superintend criminal affairs. His people praised him and his reputation was widely extended.

The diligence, wisdom, justice, and benevolence exhibited by Tan Fu congregated and welded together a large community and laid the foundations for the Chinese nation to come.

It was in King Wen, however, according to legend, that all the good qualities of the founders of Chou were combined to make a character of such elevation . . . that he, to this day, is regarded as the real founder of the Chou Dynasty. It is said that he devoted himself entirely to the welfare of the State. He formulated laws; he instituted tithing of the produce of the land as income for the government; he made office hereditary. To meet the necessities of aged men and widows, the solitary who were without means of support and young orphans, all of whom were the most helpless of the community. He enacted ordinances of benevolence. He commanded his followers to bury carefully the bones of dead men found in the wilds. The report of the incident spread over the whole empire, producing a most favorable impression, for if he so cared for the bones of the dead how much more would he consider the needs of the living. He was polite to men of the lowest ranks, if they were known to be men of good character. During daytime, he ate sparingly that he might be able to attend at all times to any business.

The last king of the previous dynasty, in his first year, became notorious for extravagance and excessive drinking. He was reportedly guilty of the wildest excesses and the most brutal of murders. He had discarded every good and noble quality. Over the reports of such unnatural cruelty, King Wen sighed in secret. His sentiments were known to his neighboring chief, the Lord of Tsung, who accused him, to Chow Sin, of harboring rebellious designs. He was seized and imprisoned for two years.

His ministers were grieving over his imprisonment. One of them adopted a method accordant with the character of Chow Sin. From a tribe of the Yung, he procured a young woman of uncommon beauty, piebald horses, a quartet of sets of chariot horses of a rare variety, each set consisting of four. These, with various other curiosities, he presented to Chow Sin to purchase the liberty of his lord. The King received the gifts joyfully and set the prisoner free. The Count, in his gratitude, offered to the King the lands west of the river Lo (which was the first part of Shensi annexed to China). The King was so pleased that he granted to the Count a bow, arrows, a headman’s and a battle axe (emblems implying the right of making war). He also granted the prayer of the Count for the abolition of branding. The Count’s political creed is said to have involved the “criminality of rebellion” of what wickedness so ever the King may have been guilty. This creed was not modified by his imprisonment. He, though, restored to the King some “kingdoms” which had revolted.

In the year after his liberation, two Chiefs who could not agree as to their boundaries appealed to the Count.

When they crossed the frontier of Chou, they noticed the farmers yielding to each other on points affecting their property. Travellers going in opposite directions obligingly yielded the right of way. Entering the city, they saw men and women walking, each in their own street, without jostling or pushing. Inside the Court, lower officials made way for the higher and the higher for ministers. The Chiefs were charmed with the order prevailing everywhere and confessed themselves unworthy to enter the palace of such a noble man. They agreed to yield to each other and made the land, which had been subject of dispute, neutral ground. They finished business by acknowledging the Count as their feudal superior. The story was widely repeated and forty “kingdoms” followed their example and submitted to the Count of the west King Wen. He had established a reputation for wise and just rule.

Lastly, with respect to the prevailing social order and religion, it was the duty of the King to perform religious ceremony and to conduct prayer on behalf of the nation.

The original religion of China was or should have been the direct worship of Heaven (or God), rather than any other manifestation. Chinese were originally not Buddhist, Taoist, Nestorian, Manichean, Hindu, or Muslim.

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* The last king of Yin was Chow Sin (Shang Dynasty).

Excerpts taken from “The Origin of the Chinese People” by John Ross, D.D. and published by OLIPHANTS of London, Eng. 1916. Additional comments by author, HIM Yao Sui, Emperor of the nation of China.

Professor John Ross got the above information from my family in China, during the turn of the century. Prior to his death, I wrote to him for permission to use his published materials in my family genealogy book, which was sent out to family members in America at no cost to them. The information originally came from my family and from nowhere else. Professor Ross was so kind as to accept and publish our family’s story and version of our history in his book.

All rights protected, 1996, amended text of February 15, 1999. Lester D.K. Chow, P.O. Box 4604, Honolulu, Hawaii 96812 for any inquiries.

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June 26, 2008

My Religious Convictions

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The Migration of My Family to Hawaii and San Francisco

In 1789, a small handful of Chinese settled in the Hawaiian kingdom. The major migration took place with the importation of labor to cultivate and harvest Hawaii’s sugar fields in the 1860s. In 1871, the Imperial claimant and Emperor-designate settled in Hawaii in quiet seclusion. Other family members later settled in California.

The Beginnings of the Christian Faith in Hawaii’s Chinese Community

The Founding of the Chinese Christian Church of Honolulu in 1876 came about when twenty-eight Chinese Christians, including five women, who had been converted by the Basel Missionaries in China (1847), arrived from South China.

Nineteen of those called on the Reverend Samuel Damon to assist them in their Christian nurture. They would later start a small night school at the Bethel Union Church (Central Union Church) with Samuel P. Aheong teaching bible study classes, preaching and doing evangelical work in the Chinese community islandwide. From this group of Chinese people came Chinese people who wanted to form their own church and they chose the Congregational faith.

Fort Street Chinese Church (1879-1926) was started by this group of Chinese people with Dr. Samuel Damon as the co-founder and with a Chinese man by the name of Sit Moon, a Presbyterian, as their first Pastor. Mr Goo Kim being one of the original founders. Mrs. Elijah MacKenzie should, also, be remembered because of her evangelical work in getting the Chinese community to come to church and worship.

Later, a number of Chinese branched off to form the second Chinese Congregational Church of Honolulu, which later moved to Judd Street in Nu’uanu to later become the United Church of Christ at Judd Street. The Chinese Congregational Church lasted from 1915-1947.

In 1948, the congregation (my family at that time) made a decision to embraced United Church of Christ’s faith and the congregation became known as the United Church of Christ at Judd Street with Harold Chow as their head pastor.

The Fort Street Chinese Church sold its property in 1926 and relocated to its present location at 1054 South King Street and was known as the First Chinese Church of Christ with Pastor Charles Kwock as its head pastor.

My Family’s Church affiliations in America (1876-2008):
Chinese Christian Church of Honolulu in 1876
Fort Street Chinese Church 1879-1914
Chinese Congregational Church 1915-1947
United Church of Christ at Judd Street 1948-1992
United Methodist Church 1959-2008
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Hello World!

Filed under: Introduction and Guestbook — himyaosui2 @ 5:05 pm

Welcome to HIM Yao Sui’s WordPress.com blog. Officially by the history of China and by the Han-Chinese imperial succession, I am Emperor of the nation of China residing abroad in the United States of America. This blog and website is my official website.

What my family’s heritage and what the Chinese imperial system is about is summarized at the following opening (main homepage) url: http://himyaosui.wordpress.com. We are China’s current Imperial family and the mission of our dynasty and family is to insure that China will always have good government. That government treats people fairly and that people will obey a righteous and upright government. The Chou, Shang, and Han dynasties of China are Shemite dynasties. These are people who were sinocized and conscripted into forced labor by Nimrod in ancient Biblical times in Shinar (Mesopotamia). Being true paternal Hebrews, it is their task, obligation, and love, today, to return the love of the true god to the Middle East and China. These are good people, upright people, people of God’s choosing.

Upright relations are sought with the United States of America and Western nations, so that God’s people may grow and prosper.

                                                                  (c) 1985 Lester D.K. Chow
                                                                  Lester D.K. Chow, family historian

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