As for Japan, just recently I came back from there, they have allowed foreigners to work alongside the Japanese locals, their immigration policy has loosened and are recruiting them into society to increase population growth.
Japan has it's spiritual problems, the biggest one I fear is that pornography is part of daily life. The single man prefer porn, the women don't such perverts, therefore it breaks down.
I'm praying for Japan, and hope to bring verse by verse teaching to them, only God knows how this will work out.
In China, the phone is like a third hand, i.e can't live without it. Because everyone has cheap unlimited Internet data, you have Internet with you all the time.
It's popular to call people through an app, instead of using your real phone number. This all in one app is called Wechat, with it you can pay your bills, order a taxi, order food, blog how much you love your country, send files, and send money. Every store, person has a QR barcode, scan it with your phone, and pay.
So as you can see, this one app is very important. Get banned, and your stuck as it's tied to your passport, or social security number and you cannot get a new one.
First, hard to tell coz of a paywall, but this looks like fraud.
Second A lot of math is not practical in daily life, the basics are often more than enough.
Is much of calculus, and statistics, important, yes in a specific context, but not in daily life, hence why so many never apply it and never master it.
You can clearly tell the difference in asian students who are good at math, but are useless in practical applications, many cannot teach because they themselves don't understand the value outside of using it to pass an exam.
To walk with God means that you and God are in agreement about your life. â€śCan two walk together, except they be agreed?â€ť (Amos 3:3, KJV).
When the Bible speaks of "walking," it often refers to a lifestyle. We can walk in the ways of the world as well (2 Kings 8:27; Ephesians 2:2; Colossians 3:7). In the New Testament, walking with God is often called "walking in the Spirit" (Galatians 5:16; Romans 8:4). Walking with God also means we cannot also walk with evil people as companions (Psalm 1:1-3).
"Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus." Acts 4:13 NKJV
Someone once said you can have the library of alexandria, but it won't do any good if none read the books. I feel it's the same way in free countries.... few people even know who robinso crusoe even is, much less any religious aspects found within
It's more of discipline problem addiction problem, you can carry your phone around, but can you not use it to check your Facebook, or sneak in a quick video game during a meal. I get a lot of these problems come from the existence of social media with it's constant updates, and people having short attention spans that they can't sit still without fiddling with something.
I don't think the president or the government is the answer to this problem, that's socialist thinking. What has the church done? What does your church do? Does it even know what to do to help? Right here on sermon audio, Bob Faulkner church of hackberry house of chosun has a really good ministry in this... why not contact him? I did. Learned a lot.
New age has been popular since like the 70's, it's nothing new. Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist all have new age beliefs in their faiths. You can find some weird Mary type worship with icons and rossaries, buddhists practice yoga and meditation, speaking with spirits, and Judaism with kabbalah, using something called Sefirot, identical to new age.
As a human rights issue, this is sad. And indeed, this was always a human rights issue combating communism and not a Christian one, fighting a spiritual war. You won't find anyone talking about putting on the armour of god, or persevering like the jews in James' time. You won't find any biblical lesson any of these articles.
But it opens up a pandoras box, you allow one cult, thousands more will enter through. The subjects in this article, clearly want one thing and thing only: an american citizenship, and that is not bad, but it's not a Christian issue, more of a humanitarian issue.
I will be praying for your church I noticed this church is on the list with no full time pastor.
I hope to remember your church in my prayers, that God would help you find a pastor. May God bless you.