Religion And Ideology


  In Taiwan's early agricultural era, most of them believed in Buddhism, and Lee Teng-hui also inherited his family's study of Zen Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism as a child, and would also visit the gods of Taiwanese folk beliefs, especially the popular beliefs of Mazu and Qingshui Ancestors in Tamsui County. "Turn" .

  After being exposed to materialism in his youth, he became an atheist, and after marriage, due to the introduction of his wife Zeng Wenhui, Lee Teng-hui began to study Christianity and became a catechumen.

  Lee Teng-hui spent five years in churches in Taipei City to seek faith, and for five days a week he would participate in Bible reading and prayer in various churches to seek the existence of God.

  During his five years of seeking God, he spent more than three years in the meeting. He once said, "Because of faith, God is with me and gives me great strength." Through life's ups and downs, he gained a strong faith.

【The Guide of Faith to Lee Teng-hui】

  During his presidency, Lee Teng-hui described the most dangerous political career as "climbing a mountain", with constant ups and downs, no one around him to trust, only God silently accompanying him, and when he returned home, he knelt down with his wife Zeng Wenhui to pray, and prayed for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, opened the Bible in a casual way, and looked for God's revelation and wisdom in the pages of scripture he saw.

Relying on the strength and help of faith, Lee Teng-hui broke through the authoritarian bureaucracy that the Kuomintang had consolidated for more than half a century and led Taiwan to complete the essential change from a dictatorship to a democratic system.

Description/Source: 《Taiwan Church Gazette

Description/Source: 《Minbao》


Reference: 《Taiwan Church Gazette》 | 《Minbao》