Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"after that the full corn in the ear" - Good or Evil Matters?


Good or Evil Matters?

The core of Judaism is its definition of good and evil.

According to Judaism, good is to protect the weak and evil is to abuse and exploit the weak.

The teaching of Christ Jesus is on the extension of this teaching.

But what is the definition of good and evil in American Christianity?

For example, it is common sense in China that there is no good but only evil outside a family.  Happiness of a family is good, and this happiness can be only obtained by joining evil outside the family.  This is not sound thinking.  China is not sound.

For Judaists, how much can they uphold the teaching about good and evil?  And how much can they extend this teaching, applying it to the wider world?

Christ Jesus did not teach to be good as much as possible, though He accused evil on many occasions.  He just saved the weak without saying it was an act of good.  And, He rather said that there was no one good except God.

If you think that you are good, you might not rely on God.  If you think you are not good, you might not rely on God, either.

Christ Jesus did not say that it is good to love God with all of one's heart and power.  But He said man must love God.  It is not matter of good or bad.  Mankind is not in a position where they can choose to be good or evil.  Mankind is in a state where they have to love good without relying on judgment on good or evil.

In this context, it is not humane.  Being good or evil is very humane.  But, mankind is not in a state where they are allowed to be humane.  First of all, they must love God beyond the human domain where they can be good or evil.

Anyway, you cannot be regarded as followers of Christ Jesus if you claim that you are good, since if you think you are good, you will be proud of yourself before you love God with all of your heart and strength.

Christ Jesus does not give any chance for Satan to capture His followers, since Satan will tell a man that he is good so that he doesn't need God any more.

If you love God and God makes you good, there will be no room for discussing good and bad, since you do just good under authority of God.  Put extremely, true followers of God will forget what is evil.  They might ask, "What is evil?  I only love God."

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Mar 4:28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
Mar 4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.