Fine Weapons Are Instruments of Evil

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 1303

    If Jesus had performed the holy wedding ceremony, the twelve apostles would then have had to completely unite with Jesus’ family before they could participate in their own holy wedding ceremony. Then they would have received the Blessing on the foundation of Jesus’ family, and established the victorious realm that Satan could not invade either spiritually or physically.
    Today, the new tribe created through the Blessing is completely different from the realm of the adopted sons, who were restored from the fallen state. The formation of this new tribe signifies that the realm of the tribe established by the Son of God has appeared here on earth for the first time.
(55-147, 1972.5.7)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 847

    Heaven does not have three hundred sixty-five days in a year like the Earth in the solar system, nor does it have twenty- four hours in a day. The concept of one year or two years that we speak about is for this earth. A year on Earth is mea- sured using the position of the planets in the solar system, and a day is calculated by the rotation of the earth on its axis. The spirit world has no reason to rotate on its axis for a day, like the Earth, or to travel along its orbit around the sun for a year. Morning can be eternal in the spir- it world. There is no concept of a day or a year in the spirit world. (175-196, 1988.4.17

The Futility of War

2. The Immorality and Futility of Aggressive War

In wars to gain land, the dead fill the plains; in wars to gain cities, the dead fill the cities. This is known as showing the land the way to devour human flesh. Death is too light a punishment for such men who wage war. Hence those skilled in war should suffer the most severe punishments.
    Mencius IV.A.14

Fine weapons are instruments of evil.
They are hated by men.
Therefore those who possess Tao turn away from them…
Weapons are instruments of evil, not the instruments of a good ruler.
When he uses them unavoidably, he regards calm restraint as the best principle.
Even when he is victorious, he does not regard it as praiseworthy,
For to praise victory is to delight in the slaughter of men.
He who delights in the slaughter of men will not succeed in the empire…
For the slaughter of the multitude, let us weep with sorrow and grief.
For a victory, let us observe the occasion with funeral ceremonies.
    Tao Te Ching 31 (Taoism)

If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge your- selves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” No, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
    Romans 12.18-21

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
For the wicked shall be cut off;
but those who wait for the lord shall possess the land.
Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look well at his place, he will not be there.
But the meek shall possess the land,
and delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
The wicked plots against the righteous,
and gnashes his teeth at him;
but the lord laughs at the wicked,
for he sees that his day is coming.
The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows,
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those who walk uprightly;
their sword shall enter their own heart,
and their bows shall be broken.
    Psalm 37.8-15

Imam ‘Ali found a letter in the scabbard of the Messenger of God’s sword on which was writ- ten, “The worst of people in the sight of God is the killer of one who does not fight him, and he who beats one who does not beat him…for he has committed the crime of kufr (disbelief) in what God has sent down upon Muhammad.
(Shiite Islam)

Do not fight the people until they initiate fighting, for then by the grace of God you will have justification, and leaving them alone until they initiate fighting is yet another justification. Then if you defeat them, do not kill the one who is fleeing, and do not finish off the wounded or expose nakedness or mutilate the dead.
    Amir-ul-Mu’mineen ‘Ali,
Da’aim al-Islam (Islam)


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