Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What does the HOLY BIBLE say about corruption?

Praise JESUS

By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down. Proverbs 29:4

Growth of any country is inversely proportionate to corruption. If corruption in a country increases, its growth decreases. Many of the third world countries today suffer to grow because of corruption. When corruption increases, on its surge, it takes with it violence, lawlessness, immorality, etc. When we look at a corrupt society in many ways it will be an immoral society. Some of the corrupt countries are ruled by dictators. Some of the corrupt countries don’t have freedom for media. Some of the corrupt countries do not have religious freedom. A woman named Ri Hyon Ok was executed publicly in North Korea for distributing the Holy Bible, and her family members were sent to prison. You can see the details in the following link:

Friday, July 24, 2009

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman last month for distributing the Bible, which is banned in the communist nation, South Korean activists said Friday.

Ri Hyon Ok, 33, was also accused of spying for South Korea and the United States and organizing dissidents. She was executed in the northwestern city of Ryongchon near the border with China on June 16, according to a report from an alliance of several dozen anti-North Korea groups.

Ri's parents, husband and three children were sent to a political prison camp in the northeastern city of Hoeryong the following day, the report said, citing unidentified documents it says were obtained from North Korea. It showed a copy of Ri's North Korean government-issued photo ID. It is virtually impossible to verify such reports about secretive North Korea, where the government tightly controls the lives of its citizens and does not allow dissent.

On Thursday, an annual report from a state-run South Korean think tank on human rights in the North said that public executions, though dropping in number in recent years, were still carried out for crimes ranging from murder to circulating foreign movies.

North Korea claims to guarantee freedom of religion for its 24 million people but in reality severely restricts religious observances. The cult of personality surrounding national founder Kim Il Sung and his son, current leader Kim Jong Il, is a virtual state religion.

The government has authorized four state churches, one Catholic, two Protestant and one Russian Orthodox, but they cater to foreigners and ordinary North Koreans cannot attend. However, defectors and activists say more than 30,000 North Koreans are believed to practice Christianity secretly.

The U.S. State Department reported last year that "genuine religious freedom does not exist" in North Korea.

"North Korea appears to have judged that Christian forces could pose a threat to its regime," Do Hee-youn, a leading activist, told reporters, claiming public executions, arrest and detention of North Koreans are prevalent.

The fundamental reason for the corruption is greedy of the administrators. The HOLY BIBLE tells us in Proverbs 29:4 “.. but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down”. The people who does the corruption are not poor, they have all sufficient but they are greed for money and keep on accumulating it. They don’t know the LORD removes the wealth they earned. The HOLY BIBLE tells us in Proverbs 10:3 ".. but he casteth away the substance of the wicked". When a person leaves his wealth earned by corruption to his descendents, he not only leaves the wealth for his descendents but also the curse he brought with it. The HOLY BIBLE tells us in Proverbs 15:6, ".. but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble."

Another reason was to influence in the judgment. The HOLY BIBLE tells us in Proverbs 17:23, “A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice”. In many third world countries the increase in lawlessness is because of bribe.

The LORD commanded in Exodus 23:28, “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.”

In the HOLY BIBLE we could see an honest Judge named Samuel. He was not only a Judge but also a ruler. He was also a Prophet of the LORD. He challenged to the crowed like this..

"Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you." 1 Samuel 12:3

In the HOLY BIBLE, we could see another administrator; a tax collector named Zacchaeus, lived when Romans occupied the Jews. The tax collectors were not liked by the Jews at that time and they were treated like traitors. When our LORD JESUS CHRIST entered the house of Zacchaeus, Zacchaeus repented for his sins and said,

“And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.” Luke 19:8.

Once Zacchaeus repented and confessed his sins to the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the HOLY BIBLE tells us, “And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.“ Luke 19:9.

When we see passage Luke 19:8, we could see what Zacchaeus had done to get saved. He had done two things.

First, he accepted JESUS CHRIST as LORD of his life. The HOLY BIBLE tells us in Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Second, Zacchaeus confessed his sins to the LORD JESUS CHRIST. The HOLY BIBLE tells us in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Also the HOLY BIBLE tells us in 1 John 1:7, “…the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

Dear reader, if you are not saved, you can also do the above two steps what Zacchaeus had done and be get saved.

Praise JESUS

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