In modern society, due to excessive material civilization and rapid changes in social trends, the absence of humanity is getting worse day by day, and the values and mental degradation of those who live in this age are inevitable. In such a society, proper awareness of life and the world is important to avoid the right values and mental degradation of people. Correct recognition recognizes that all the phenomena surrounding human life are organic relations, and it is necessary to overcome the contradictions of both sides through imagination and to understand that God, human beings, and nature are organic relations. In such a society, proper awareness of life and the world is important to avoid the right values and mental degradation of people. Correct recognition recognizes that all the phenomena surrounding human life are organic relations, and it is necessary to overcome the contradictions of both sides through imagination and to understand that God, human beings, and nature are organic relations. For this insight, it is necessary to understand human beings and to make sound judgment based on the Christian worldview.
I want to find God's image expressed in Confucian thought in the process of Confucianism formation and the acceptance of theology under the situation where the present Korea, where we live, is influenced by Confucianism in Confucian cultural soil. Christians often use the word “strength between spiritual life” or "filling the Holy Spirit”in prayer. I wanted to find out the meaning of "the strength between spirituality” and "the filling of the Holy Spirit" in the Bible, and also thought what is the equivalent in our country living on the basis of Confucianism.
Therefore, it is found that there is a similarity with Zhu Xi's "theory of Li(Li-Gi)”which is representative of Chinese neo-Confucianism.
As to the Spirit in the Bible, if the Spirit of God in the Old Testament is metaphysical in the transcendental sense as substantialism, then the Spirit of God in the New Testament can be seen as physical science in the theory of human nature. We humans live secular or fleshly life different from the Spirit of God. In other words, it is secular or fleshly life if we do not live according to the providence of God in our lives. In the process of living this secular or fleshly life, our values and mental decadence are inevitably accompanied. We believe that the Spirit of God always exists in our lives, and by pursuing and following it we can eliminate the human fleshly mind. By doing this, we humans can live as new born.
In Zhu Xi's "theory of Li (Li-Gi)”, Li refers to Li as a transcendent being. It is a metaphysical concept that is the basis of all things creation, and is also called Taegeuk in the sense that it is the presider of all individual Li and the best Li.
Zhu Xi describes the formation of all things in the real world as the action and the static work of Gi, which is called the dualism of Li Gi. It is different Li as the presider from Gi as the work. However, in the real world, Li and Gi are symbiotic relationships that can not be separated from each other. In order for this symbiotic relationship to be well done, it is indispensable to act as the presider in order to correct the wrong function of Gl.
Therefore, in the theory of human nature the relationship between Li and Gi is the monism as the dualism of Li Gi. As we can see from the above, the Spirit in the Bible on the ontology is Li as the metaphysical meaning in the Zhu Xi's theory of Li (Li Gi), and the Spirit in the Bible on the theory of human nature means Li as the presenter in the real world which is like one of many Li upon same foundation in the Zhu Xi's theory of Li (Li Gi). In other words, the Spirit in ontology is not mixed as Li and Gi are not mixed, and the Spirit on the theory of human nature is not separated as Li and Gi are not separated. Therefore, in the theory of human nature the unity of body and soul in the Bible means the unity of human mind and the way of Zhu Xi. Therefore, the fact that the filling of the Holy Spirit of the Trinity God can escape from sin and make the unity of body and soul in the Bible can be regarded as achieving the unity of human mind and the way and Li as the presider works smoothly action of Gi.