Monday, 19 December 2011

The Chinese Son of God : Hong Xiu Quan ( 洪秀全 )

The Bible

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In the bible, God send his son down to earth as a human and this child's name is known as Jesus Christ.

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Lord Jesus was send to sacrifice himself by using his own blood to wash away our sins. It was through Jesus that we, the foolish mortals came to learn of god and his love.

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In the Bible, Jesus, was the Son of God but to the Muslims in their Quran (Koran) , Jesus was only but just a mere prophet, a human only and definitely not the son of god.


Conflicts

But the conflicts in the statement does not ends there! This is another that much of us has left out. God has another son! One which he had send during the times of the Romans which was mentioned earlier as Lord Jesus Christ but god had made his plan to send down his second son down several years later down to China during the era of China's Qing Dynasty.


Hong Xiu Quan ( 洪秀全 )

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This man was none other than Hong XiuQuan whose lifespan was from 1 January 1814 – 1 June 1864. It was god's plan , his destiny to fulfil his mission in China which was to establish a Heavenly Kingdom in China and this Kingdom did ever once established itself in China. It was known as the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom which lasted between 1851–1864.

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XiuQuan was born in a Hakka Family in Canton Province. Since Young he had great pressures from his family member where his studies is of concerned. He had made a total of 4 attempts in the civil service examinations and he failed all.

During his 3rd attempt, he had suffered a very serious nervous breakdown. Upon his recovery, he had numerous mystical visions which he could not comprehend and set him into serious thoughts of what his dreams was about.


His Dreams

In his dream first dream, there was an old man who complained to him about men worshipping demons rather than him.

In his second dream, he saw Confucius being punished for his faithlessness, after which he repented.

In his third dream, he dreamt of angels carrying him to heaven, where he met a man in a black dragon robe with a long golden beard who gave him a sword and a magic seal, and told him to purge China of demons.

He came to know and learn about the bible and after his fourth attempt in the civil service examination, He had became a Christan.

It was then that he had already by then understood and comprehend what was his dreams about.

It had mean that God the Heavenly Father, whom he identified with Shangdi from Chinese tradition, wanted him to rid the world of demon worship.

According to his friends and family, after this episode he had became authoritative, solemn and taller in height as compared to past.


His Claims


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He also claimed that it was revealed his dreams that he was the second son of God, the younger brother of Jesus Christ. He declared himself as the Grand Ayatollah of the Kingdom of Heavenly Peace .

Millions had believed in his claim during that time they had called themselves as the God Worshippers.

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He had claimed god wanted him to destroy his enemies which was the Qing dynasty. He was all set to overthrow the Qing dynasty in the name of the Holy Father, God ! He was actually pretty close to Success and to establish a Christan dynasty in China.


Humans Sinned & Went Against God

However, the corrupted and evil Qing devils were strong and engaged in the western foreigners ( British and French) to fight for them to destroy God's kingdom in China. The condition to the foreigners was Opium which was exactly what the foreigners has wanted to get out of China. Opium trade !

It was money, gains and profits that had came in first and God came in second. The Western Foreigners had sinned and had forgotten that god had wanted them to join forces with his Son Hong XiuQuan against the Qing Government. The western Foreigners went against God's wishes over their own personal gains and benefit and had instead joined forces with the devil against god to destroyed the kingdom of God in China.

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In the finale battle to destroy God's Kingdom in China, Hong XiuQuan had declare that God will defend NanJing ! Several held strong in faith of his words. But just perhaps, even god had an unfulfilled promised to his believers. His newly establish heavenly dynasty in China was destroyed by the Qing Devils and his allies.


Death of God's Son

With regards to the death of Hong XiuQuan, there sources that had left people into argument of which is the real case.

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Some sources pointed out that Hong XiuQuan died of illness, Some instead claim to be food poisoning, Some said that he had committed suicide. Some even said that his head was blasted away by the cannon and while some also said his death was due to the eating of Manna (a command taken from the bible).


God's Influences in China

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However, the Christianity influence deep left behind a deep impact by Hong XiuQuan. Despite his failure in the mission that his Holy Father, God had send him for.

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Hong developed a literalist understanding of the Bible and added a third testament of annotations to the Taiping's Bible. These developed a Oneness theology.He rejected the doctrine of the Trinity, saying "God is the Father and embodies myriads of phenomena; Christ is the Son, who was manifest in the body... The Wind of the Holy Spirit, God, is also a Son... God is one who gives shapes to things, molds things into forms, who created heaven and created earth, who begins and ends all things, yet has no beginning or end himself..." and " God and the Savior are one.

Much of Hong’s encounters with Christian tracts came through translations of Robert Morrison. In 1866 Augutus F. Lindley wrote that after Hong and his cousin Li Jingfang familiarised themselves with translations of chapters of the Bible by Morrison, they 'administered baptism to each other' and then Hong Xiuquan composed the following ode upon repentance:

When our transgressions high as heaven rise,
How well to trust Jesus’ full atonement;
We follow not the demons, we obey
The holy precepts, worshipping alone
One God, and thus we cultivate our hearts.
The heavenly glories open to our view,
And every being ought to seek thereafter.
I much deplore the miseries of hell.
O turn ye to the fruits of true repentance!
Let not our hearts be led by worldly customs (Lindley, 1866:41)

Hong later adopted the Protestant hymn ‘Old Hundredth’ as his own apocalyptic vision of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. A new text was written for the hymn and renamed ‘Ode Praising the Heavenly Kingdom’ (Tianchao zanmeige):

Praise the Lord
Praise Jesus, the Savior of the World
Praise the Holy Spirit
Praise the Holy Trinity.

Lindley (1866:319-321) provides one of the most detailed accounts in English of how Taiping services were conducted. Each service opened with the Doxology Ode to the Heavenly Kingdom which was followed by the hymn:

The true doctrine is different from the doctrine of the world
It saves men’s souls, and affords the enjoyment of endless bliss.
The wise receive it at once with joyful exultation.
The foolish, when awakened, understand thereby the way to heaven,
Our Heavenly Father, of His infinite and incomparable mercy,
Did not spare His own Son, but sent him down into the world,
To give His life for the redemption of all our transgressions.
When men know this, and repent of their sins, they may go to heaven.

So did God really had a Son in China or was his own mere hallucinations ?
You decide !

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