Monday, December 05, 2016
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Mar 12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
Mar 12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
Mar 12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be our's.
Mar 12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
Posted by EEreporter at 12/05/2016 11:13:00 PM
Effect of Sacred Books
To reach any given number or integer, basically we have to add one to one; one or two to two; one, two, three, or four to three or four; and so on. That is 1+1; 1+2 or 2+2; 1+3, 1+4, 2+3, 2+4, 3+3 or 3+4; and so on. Basically, by adding one to N, we can reach a number larger by one than N, that is N+1. However, this is time-consuming.
But if we know all the prime numbers, we can reach any number by multiplying prime number to other prime numbers as many as necessary times. This must be faster.
For us to understand any matter in this world, we have to accumulate experiences step by step. But if we are given some crucial knowledge such as prime numbers in arithmetic, we can swiftly reach a necessary level of understanding and comprehend truth or true meaning of the matter.
The Bible, the Koran, Buddhist scriptures, Confucian books, etc. would give us crucial knowledge about human matters in this world. So, if you learn well these holy books, you can comprehend truth more swiftly than ordinary people who have to accumulate their own experiences and extract truth from them. This is a great effect of reading sacred books.
Nonetheless, without proper experiences but only with knowledge obtained from reading sacred books, you cannot set a target number to calculate or you only know methods to calculate numbers.
That is why Christ Jesus said to abandon everything, including religious bodies, religious titles and positions, and religious arguments and follow him in paths through wilderness, villages, towns, and great cities.
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Luk 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Luk 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Posted by EEreporter at 12/05/2016 12:13:00 AM
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Fukushima Daiichi Accident Victims in Schools
There are still deplorable reports on children who left their hometowns in Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear accident of 2011, though almost six years have passed.
Specifically, one family that voluntarily moved from Fukushima to Yokohama City, immediately south of Tokyo, has complained publicly recently that their son, now a junior high school student, had been treated badly when he went to primary school in Yokohama.
When the boy started to go to the primary school, he was in the second grade. But, his new classmates called him a germ, since they knew the boy came from Fukushima where the nuclear accident had occurred and a high level of radioactive doses had been reported.
Through the second to the fourth grades, the boy was sometime mocked at or bullied by classmates. But when he advanced to the fifth and sixth grades, some classmates started to extort money from the boy for playing in a gaming arcade, a video game parlor, etc. Those bad boys said to the victimized boy that his family must have received big compensation money from the electric power company that owned the Fukushiama Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. For two years, they extorted total 1.5 million yen ($15,000) from the poor boy. The boy sometimes stopped going to school.
Of course, the boy sometimes asked help from teachers, but they did not sincerely respond to the boy's appeal. And, even when teachers knew that the boy was extorted money from, the school management did not inform boy's parents of the fact. In fact, other parents who heard of the extortion case from their children having not joined the bullying requested the school management to take some action to this problem. Then a meeting was held with the teachers, the parents, and the boy, but the teachers said that the family had to report the extortion case to the police, and as for bullying due to the Fukushima matter, the boy had to behave well and take care of himself.
After the boy graduated from the primary school and advanced to a junior high school, the parent asked a lawyer to handle this case. And then, this incident was exposed publicly, since newspapers, TV stations, etc. took up this case.
So, there must be not a few children who had moved from Fukushima Prefecture to other prefectures and started to go to new primary schools and then faced cold attitudes of some of their new classmates. Some children in other prefectures seem to believe that Fukushima children were contaminated by radioactive doses like getting plagued. And some of them think that their new classmates coming from Fuksuhima are dirty like germs.
As newspapers and TV critics and journalists criticize, the attitudes of those teachers who did not try to protect children from Fukushima Prefecture are graver and more alarming.
Finally, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan has issued official instructions to Yokohama City and its Education Commission to officially investigate into and respond to the case of bullying and extortion of pupils who moved from Fukushima Prefecture.
Though not all the schools and children who have received Fukushima boys and girls after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident have alienated, discriminated, insulted, bullied or intimidated the new classmates, this incident revealed how deplorable and foolish some Japanese are without learning correct things after the the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.
There have been no reports that any medical doctors and staff have been physically damaged by radiation doses when they treated patients who were exposed to large radiation doses in Japan.
However, to children, radiation doses must look like something horrible. And, their instinct that people who have been exposed to strong radiation doses must continue to be under terrible influence cannot be simply dismissed. So, it is essential to educate primary school children on radiation and nuclear accidents. But how deplorable it is that children have to learn such things.
And it is more deplorable for teachers and adults to think that there is no need to build friendship between children who experienced a nuclear accident and other children.
However, this sort of prejudice once prevailed in Japan after WWII against the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb victims. Indeed, radiation doses even destroy ethics of people.
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Luk 12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Posted by EEreporter at 12/03/2016 09:09:00 PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Japanese or Non-Japanese, That Matters
After WWII, Taiwan got independent from Japan.
But there existed close ties between some Japanese and Taiwanese, though the diplomatic relationship between Taiwan and Japan was cut after Japan admitted the Beijin Government in 1972. There are many Taiwanese or descendants of Taiwanese living in Japan. And it seems that Taiwanese can get Japanese nationality more easily than any other foreigners. On the other hand, there are many Taiwanese who like Japan today despite the Japanese occupation of Taiwan from 1895 to 1945.
There are many Japanese who look like Taiwanese and many Taiwanese who look like Japanese. If some Taiwanese claim that one of their parents is Japanese, you would soon believe their words, since some Taiwanese look like Japanese. It is said after WWII some pure Taiwanese living in Japan pretended that they had Japanese blood. But why? Does it matter whether one is half-Japanese or non-Japanese?
Japanese don't much mind the color of the skin of people. But, Japanese do mind if someone is Japanese or not. For this reason, there might be many Taiwanese, Chinese, Koreans, etc. who are living in Japan while pretending that they have some Japanese blood. It would be much easier for a half-Japanese to live in Japan than 100% foreigners if they are Taiwanese Chinese, Koreans, etc.
So, Christ Jesus said to be kind to foreigners. No matter what religion you believe, you have to be kind to foreigners, no matter what religion they believe.
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Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/30/2016 11:58:00 PM
Monday, November 28, 2016
World Trade Center in 1974 and Obama in 2008
In 1974, a man walked on a wire rope set between the two towers of the World Trade Center, New York.
It was made into a movie in 2008, winning various prizes.
The man named Philippe Petit, French, could successfully play performance over 40 minutes in the air 400 meters above the ground. Nothing tragic happened. He came back to the ground to be a hero.
However, 27 years later the World Trade Center was demolished by an act of terror. About 3,000 people were killed there. And this incident triggered the US War on Terror, with invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq both of which turned to be nonsense as we look back today to the sequence of the subsequent events. Afghanistan and Iraq were not attacking the US. But, this American movement caused great instability in the Islamic world, resulting in today's tragedies in Syria and Iraq as well as other Islamic nations.
God saved the life of one performer walking in the space between the roofs of the two World Trade Center towers in 1974, but He did not save lives of 3,000 people in the World Trade Center in 2001.
Had America committed grave sins in those 27 years that caused the change of attitudes of God on human lives around the World Trade Center?
Accordingly, the first African American President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, like a performer walking in the space between two tall towers. But will he be the first and only performer in politics like the French performer in terms of the wire act at the top of the World Trade Center?
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Mar 11:27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
Mar 11:28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?
Posted by EEreporter at 11/28/2016 01:43:00 AM
Saturday, November 26, 2016
In Theory, There is God
None control the whole situation of the world by himself. None grasp all the aspects and depths of the human minds and hearts. Of course none know all the secrets of the universe. Even none can predict correctly and clearly what will happen tomorrow.
In theory, there are two possibilities: none can be omnipotent in this universe or someone can be.
But everybody knows that he has ability to plan a scheme and execute it successfully as he wants at least in his own domain. Men have ability to create a situation, though limited in a scope, where they have full command and full detailed knowledge of it and they can correctly and clearly predict future in it.
If a man can obtain infinite ability in extension of presently limited ability of him, he would be, as is estimated, able to create another universe where another mankind would be born. And, this man can act as if he were omnipotent in this universe. He would be God to this another mankind.
Conversely, there must be God who created our universe and created each man in resemblance to Him.
So, in advanced theory, we have to admit that there is God.
In other words, this universe is structured to allow existence of God. If there is no God, this universe is not so structured, since there is no need to take such structure without a possibility of existence of God.
If a house is built in a manner to allow a man to live there, there must be someone living there.
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Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Mat 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/26/2016 12:39:00 AM
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Rich Men vs. Pious Men
If you don't believe in God, you will place yourself at the center of your world.
You love yourself as the most important one in this world. So, you will try to rejoice him, that is yourself, as much as possible. So, you find that you need money. And, you will think that you are allowed to make money as much as possible.
But how much are you important to yourself? Isn't there anything or anybody more important than you? If you cannot, you regard yourself as the supreme existence in this universe.
However, if you see things objectively, you are so powerless before your own fate. You could not even give life to yourself.
If you believe in God, you must place God at the center of your world. You must also admit that God is more important than you. Then, you must think that you have to rejoice God more than yourself. And, you must know that God is not pleased with any money you earn.
Those who don't believe in God always think how to make more money, which is so simple. Those who believe in God always think how to please God, which is not so simple.
Accordingly, rich men become foolish eventually. Faithful men become so wise eventually.
Te more you get rich, the more you get foolish. The more you get pious, the more you get wise.
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Mar 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/24/2016 12:14:00 AM
Monday, November 21, 2016
Democracy vs. God
Christ Jesus did not try to diffuse democracy.
The underlying condition of democracy is that people have right sense as well as sound commonsense.
But democracy practiced by people who do not believe in God and Christ Jesus is very different from democracy in a society where a majority of voters are believers of God. In the former case, democracy might result in tragedy and misery, but in the latter case, the Kingdom of God might come closer.
You can play a game in democracy but you cannot in the domain of faith in God. Democracy is a kind of power game, but in the domain of faith, power is always in God but not in people.
No matter how much democracy is advanced, it cannot reach the Kingdom of God. But God might use democracy for some holy purpose. At least we can measure, with democratic systems, how strongly people are affected by human, social, and political desires. It might tell sometimes how strong they are against God.
Democracy for people should be ultimately replaced by the rule of God, though Islamic societies show how difficult to accept and follow the rule of God over democracy to realize salvation of people.
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Luk 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
Luk 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
Luk 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/21/2016 11:23:00 PM
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Satan and American Voters
Christ Jesus talked about Satan. It shows that not only Christ Jesus but also people around Him believeed existence of Satan. But how many people believe existence of Satan today?
Majority of Americans believe in the devil - especially Republicans, blacks and women
A survey found that 57 percent of respondents believe that the devil exists, including 72 percent of African Americans, 65 percent of Republicans and and 61 percent of women
Most believers are Christian and live in the Southhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2426645/Majority-Americans-believe-devil--especially-Republicans-blacks-women.html
The victory of Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election is said that Republicans and women opted for Trump over Hillary Clinton, and blacks did not support her as much as they had supported Obama in 2012. It means that those who believe in Satan found more evil in Hillary and her supporters than in Trump and his supporters.
However, the billionaire Trump cannot enter Heaven if Hillary is allowed into Heaven.
What God has done often looks mysterious to human eyes.
In addition, those American voters who believe in Satan are not necessarily promised to be allowed into Heaven.
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Luk 11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
Luk 11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/19/2016 12:20:00 AM
Thursday, November 17, 2016
$23,000 and $10,400 as Result of the Industrial Revolution
The total amount of financial assets owned by individuals world wide was $168 trillion in 2015. The number of the global population was about 7.1 billion. It meas the amount of financial assets per person worldwide was $23,000.
The total amount of GDP worldwide was $73.5 trillion in 2015. It means the amount of GDP per person worldwide is $10,400.
So, if this was truly a fair and equal world, each person in the world would have $23,000 assets and produce or earn $10,400 per year.
In other words, if you have personal assets of more than $23,000 and earn $10,400 year, you are a sinner.
It should be noted that the economy of today is in the extension of the Industrial Revolution:
The commencement of the Industrial Revolution is closely linked to a small number of innovations, beginning in the second half of the 18th century.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution
However, it was in the 19th century that the effect of those innovations came to clearly appear in Europe, North America, and Japan.
So, the issue is whether the world gets into another Industrial Revolution to further expand its GDP, the world starts to collapse due to evil of the Industrial Revolution, or the world may shift to the Kingdom of God leaving the paradigm of the Industrial Revolution in future.
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Joh 11:16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
Joh 11:17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
Joh 11:18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
Posted by EEreporter at 11/17/2016 11:40:00 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
An Effect of an Additional Element
When there is a simple relation ship between X and Y, we can add a simple element to it. Then we think that the relation will not change drastically. But, in fact, it can be when some operation is applied to the relationship.
For example, by reversing X to 1/X and Y to 1/Y in a mathematical expression of the relation, we can get a drastic change.
You may suppose that X and Y is a man and wife and an additional element is a child. A couple with a child faces a very different situation from that of another couple without children.
Or, you may suppose that X and Y is a holy spirit and a man and an additional element is another person. The tie between a holy spirit and a man changes to a very different state when another person is involved.
It means that you cannot make little of any additional change in a situation. Even a tiny little element introduced into your spiritual world might cause a big change.
One mathematical example is as follows:
Y = X is one of the simplest functions as Y =2 if X = 2.
Y = X + 1 looks also simple as Y = 3 if X =2.
If Y and X of Y = X are reversed, 1/Y = 1/X.
Then by multiplying both the sides by XY, we can obtain: X = Y which is basically the same as Y = X.
If Y and X of Y = X +1 are reversed, 1/Y = 1/X + 1.
Then by multiplying XY, we can obtain X = Y + XY.
As Y + XY is Y(1+X), X = Y(1+X).
It can be changed to Y = X/(X+1)
In this function, Y is always less than 1 since X < X+1.
Y = X + 1 means Y - X =1, like 3 - 2 = 1; 5 - 4 = 1; 11 - 10 = 1 and so on.
1/Y = 1/X + 1 means 1/Y - 1/X = 1, like Y = 1/3 and X = 1/2; Y = 1/11 and X = 1/10.
Both the equations have simple meaning. The first one means that the difference between Y and X is one. The second one means that the difference between 1/Y and 1/X is also one.
But the second one is expressed as Y = X/(X+1) in the non-reversed form, which is a little complicated in graphical expression. And the value of Y is always less than 1, no matter how big X becomes. But in Y = X, Y can be as large as X over 1.
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Rev 11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
Rev 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/16/2016 11:58:00 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Sins caused by Randomness
If there are two men: one with money and another without money. Then what would happen?
One might kill another to protect his money, or another might kill other to steal money. Or one with money give some to another or even share the money with another.
In most cases, they would surely get into a trouble with each other over the money. Their relationship will get tense. Their friendship will be broken. One of them might get angry at and hate another. One with the money would try every trick to protect his money, while another would take any measures to get some or all of the money from the other.
There are many cases. You may easily imagine 10 or more possible incidents that can happen between them over the money. And only a few cases show that they can get along well with each other despite the money or even due to the money.
Most probably, 98 or 97 out of 100 possible scenarios would end up with a trouble between them. And in only a few case, they will increase their friendship over the money.
This is like physical phenomena involving entropy. A state of an physical entity will proceed to the direction where randomness is increased. To keep the state in order, special potential is needed.
Therefore, a sate of human society would change toward randomness or disruption, mess, confusion, or violence eventually. To keep the state in peace and harmonization, special potential is needed. And this potential is religious teaching or guidance given by God.
For example, without the Koran, societies and communities in Arabic regions, etc. would change toward randomness, disruption, mess, confusion, or violence eventually.
For another example, without the Bible, societies and communities in Europe and Americas would change toward randomness, disruption, mess, confusion, or violence eventually.
The teaching of Christ Jesus has been working to keep the state of human society from falling into randomness and disruption.
Christ Jesus said that his sheep could hear and discern his voices. If one hears holy voices inside him, he would try to keep order and avoid falling into sins caused by his mind state in randomness and disruption.
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Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/15/2016 11:39:00 PM
Monday, November 14, 2016
The First will be the Last
There is a philosophy in the Japanese Buddhism that one should abandon relying on himself to be spiritually saved but has to wholly rely on Buddhist deities, and therefore bad men would be more easily saved than good men.
It is because a human being has only limited capacity in doing good or evil. Even his power of self salvation is limited. If he relies on himself, he would turn back to infinite power of the Buddha and other Buddhist deities.
In this context, one who has been living a decent life is proud of himself as a good man. So he would stick to himself and his goodness in the final moment of his life and rely on his capacity to be saved. But as a result, he makes it difficult for him to be saved by the Buddha and other Buddhist deities.
In contrast, one who has committed various sins and crimes is aware of his small capacity to save himself. He knows that he cannot be saved by himself. So, such a bad man would rather turn to the Buddha and other Buddhist deities for salvation. As a result, he makes it easier for him to be saved by the Buddha and other Buddhist deities.
This teaching denies superficial judgment on good and evil of people. Those who look good and live good are not necessarily easily saved. Rather those who live a sinful life can be more easily saved as they would have no meas to save themselves except relying on the Buddha and other Buddhist deities.
The life in this world is a matter of finiteness. However, salvation of souls is a matter of infinity. There will be great reversion or changeover of order and value when we get across the border from finiteness to infinity. But none can comprehend it clearly and totally while they live.
So, Christ Jesus said, "The first will be the last while the last will be first."
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Mat 11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
Mat 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/14/2016 11:49:00 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2016
It takes about 1 second for light to travel from the moon to the earth.
So, Go could foresee that the mankind would set an hour by dividing a day into 24 hours, a minute by dividing an hour into 60 minutes, and a second by dividing a minute into 60 seconds, when He created the earth long before the establishment of the Sumer Civilization and the Greek Civilization.
God set the distance between the earth and the moon so that light would travel between them in one second when the mankind emerged on the earth and developed science, so that the mankind would know that God created the earth, the moon, and the universe.
The moon we see now is a moon one second before.
Average distance to the moon: 385,000 km
Distance to the supermoon: 356,500 km
Speed of light: about 300,000 km
Based on subdivisions of the moon cycle
- Circa 1000, the Persian scholar al-Biruni, writing in Arabic, used the term second, and defined the division of time between new moons of certain specific weeks as a number of days, hours, minutes, seconds, thirds, and fourths after noon Sunday.
- In 1267, the medieval scientist Roger Bacon, writing in Latin, defined the division of time between full moons as a number of hours, minutes, seconds, thirds, and fourths (horae, minuta, secunda, tertia, and quarta) after noon on specified calendar dates.
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Luk 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Posted by EEreporter at 11/13/2016 07:04:00 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Bill vs. Trump
The key figure in this 2016 US Presidential Election was Bill Clinton, though it was his wife Hillary that was running for presidency.
Bill Clinton was blamed of his mischievous conduct involving a young woman in the White House when he was president. It really harmed honor of President Bill Clinton. He was a kind of laughed at globally, though he could avoid forced resignation. But this incident did not result in divorce of the couple. However, the wife Hillary started to make her own political career, becoming a senator and then running for the Democratic primary election for the 2008 Presidential Election, though, in vain.
Hillary Clinton became the Secretary of State under Obama's presidency and then ran for the 2016 Election. These movements were all driven by her passion to save herself from her husband's scandal. The underlying factor for her intention to be US President is her anger and shame caused by Bill Clinton at the end of the term of his presidency.
If Hillary Clinton had been elected this year, Bill Clinton would come back to the White House with her next year, which however cannot be accepted from an ethical viewpoint.
On the other hand, Donald Trump is really a deplorable person. He virtually evaded tax, conducted a kind of fraud in his business, abused women, and insulted Hispanics, Muslims, women, etc. with mean and violent words. Such a billionaire should be prevented from assuming the office of the US President.
So, the issue is which sin is graver, Bill Clinton's or Trump's.
As a matter of fact, American voters have judged that Bill Clinton would soil the White House more than Trump.
It should be noted that 53% of white women voted for Trump. Those women must have been determined not to vote for Hillary from the beginning. But opinion polls could not catch their minds, probably because surveyors assumed that it was Hillary vs. Trump but not as Bill vs. Trump.
Indeed, if Bill Clinton had not committed a kind of adultery in the White House, Hillary should have been supported by 60% of white women to defeat Trump this November 8. Truly, a man and wife cannot be separated even in terms of political popularity. The spirit of America forbade Bill Clinton to come back to the White House.
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Joh 11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
Joh 11:13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
Joh 11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
Joh 11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/12/2016 10:52:00 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Cannot be a War on Mexico
To tell the truth, a month before November 8, a holy spirit indicated me that Trump would win.
But later, I wondered how Trump could win, since The New York Times presented its prediction on the election against this indication. For example, it estimated that the chance of Trump's victory in Florida and North Carolina at 30% or so. It also declared that the chance for Hillary's victory is above 80%. And, I listened to another holy spirit and got the word, "Something would escape his hands." I judged that the chance for victory of Trump would be lost. But it was the result that escaped The New York Times.
This series or trend of the American politics started with President Bill Clinton's trouble with a young woman. It had an influence on the 2000 Presidential Election where Al Gore was forced to concede to W. Bush, though it looked like Al Gore virtually wan even in controversy Florida.
W. Bush was faced with the 9/11 Terror, though the responsibility for this large-scale terror on the mainland America should be shared by Bill Clinton and W. Bush. However, the War on Iraq President W. Bush launched was found later to be based on false or concocted information. W. Bush was also responsible for the Enron scandal, the subprime loan fiasco, and the Financial Crisis. Later angry people started a movement called "Occupy Wall Street."
Disenchantment with W. Bush and other white elite politicians spread widely across the U.S. Accordingly, Barack Obama was elected as the first African American US President in the middle of the economic crisis and high unemployment, All Obama had to do is help recovery of the US economy. It took almost the two terms of his presidency that the US economy has been almost fully recovered. And now, most of American voters, which mean white voters, do not need an African American President any more. They rather want somebody who can take back the White House to white voters from Obama and those who are close to him.
Hillary Clinton is too close to Obama and other minorities. Sanders might be more appealing but he is clearly against the American mainstream economic system. Jeb Bush is out of question, since he is a younger brother of W. Bush. Cruz and Rubio lack experiences, skills, and passionate agendas. Only Trump riding an influential power of commercialism has looked like sharing the same culture with whites in general and having passion and energy matching the anger held by ordinary or poor white voters who think they are neglected by elites in Washington DC and New York.
So, it is racial, cultural, and economic aspects of relationship between Presidential candidates and ordinary or poor white voters that has decided the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election.
President Trump is expected to be helped by recovered US economy, owed mostly to Obama's administration, and without doing anything special, he will not be blamed in terms of the US economy. If general economic situations should be more improved, disgruntled white voters will not blame Trump, since the unemployment rate will continue to decrease. But the real issue for Trump is diplomacy on which Obama's performance has been poor due to lack of his experiences.
Past Republican Presidents had all faced grave security issues: Reagan with the Star Wars challenge and the falling Soviet Union, W.H. Bush with the Gulf War, and W. Bush with the War on Terror.
So, the issue for Trump's administration is what war or what grave security incident will emerge, though it cannot be a war on Mexico.
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Mat 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/10/2016 11:25:00 PM
Victory of American Christians?
The US Presidential Election ended with the victory of Trump, though The New York Times predicted that Hillary would win in a probability of 80%.
However, a holy spirit told me not to trouble myself. So, whatever this outcome is, it will not harm us.
Another indication by the spirit is that "he would be handed to gentiles." This world might symbolize what president Trump would be.
One of remarkable results of election analysis is the following by The New York Times:
58% of Protestants and other Christians voted for Trump.
52% of Catholics voted for Trump.
71% of Jewish voted for Hillary.
62% of other religion followers voted for Hillary.
68% of the non religious voted for Hillary.
God might have heard more prayers from Christians who wanted to stop non-religious movements led by liberal and progressive Democrats and Hillary Clinton.
Consequently, it might be regarded as a kind of victory of American Christians rather than Donald Trump.
Nonetheless, Christians might not have voted for Trump if Hillary cannot be their choice:
By contrast, Hillary Clinton has pledged to nominate justices who will uphold Roe v. Wade. Additionally, she refuses to place any restrictions on abortion, regardless of reason for or the timing of the abortion.
Abortion is not the only issue that should be of concern to conscientious Christians. Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has launched an all-out attack on religious liberty in America by suing the Little Sisters of the Poor Catholic charity, forcing Christians schools to allow men in women’s locker rooms under Title IX requirements for transgender rights, and being a willing accomplice in bankrupting Christians who try to exercise their faith through their businesses.
This war against religious liberty will only escalate under Hillary Clinton who is resolved to nominate Supreme Court justices, as well as dozens of federal judges with lifetime appointments, who embrace an expansionist view of the Constitution and will force the secular progressive agenda down the throats of Americans.Remember, the next president will serve only 4 or 8 years, but these justices and judges will impact our nation for decades.
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Mar 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
Mar 11:10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/10/2016 12:22:00 AM
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Billionaire vs. President
I wondered if Trump would win the Presidential Election. Then a holy spirit indicated that "it escaped his hands."
Probably the chance to become US President has gone before Trump. However, none seem to be 100% sure about Hillary Clinton's victory.
For example, it is unthinkable that the Mafia and other gangsters are supporting Hillary, but it is no wander that Trump has support from them, since you cannot earn such huge amount of money as Trump has without having any relationships with some criminals.
In the democratic system, such billionaires as Trump are expected to be excluded from public office. It is because at least 51% of people cannot be rich, super-rich, or billionaires. Through long history, society has come to be aware that the modern society cannot function well if a majority of people are politically neglected. And, those who represent a majority of people must share some economic, financial, social, cultural, and religious environment with those people. If a billionaire becomes president of a nation where 80% of people are not even millionaires, there must be serious discrepancy and danger between the president and people. It cannot be accepted by modern democratic nations.
Therefore, Trump whose assets are valued at $3.7 billion must not try to be US President.
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Mar 11:5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
Mar 11:6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
Mar 11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/06/2016 11:41:00 PM
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Birth of Religious Leaders
A Japanese author thought about why the Buddha had been born rich in a royal family of ancient India.
He thought that the poor envied the rich without exemption and this feeling of poor people was reflected in the biography of the Buddha.
It would take more attention of people if a founder of religion had been born in a royal family but he had left the materially blessed environment to seek for truth, enlightenment or salvation of people.
The Bible also told that Christ Jesus was a descendant of glorious King David. It made Judaists easily accept Christ Jesus as a savior, a saint, or a holy prophet.
Even in Japanese Buddhism, some notable monks in the past have been regraded as having been born as illegitimate children of certain noble men close to the imperial family. People seem to really like the contrast between images of notable monks living poor lives for religious reasons and their worldly noble backgrounds.
However, if a religious leader clams that he is a son of God, his human birth would not be counted, only if people believe him.
Anyway, Christ Jesus said that God can create descendants of Abraham even from stones. People should change to accept the teaching of God that is superior to any teachings of any religious leaders or holy monks.
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Mar 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.
Posted by EEreporter at 11/02/2016 11:28:00 PM
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time is generated by God
What is time?
Time has meaning where a change occurs. Without a change, there is no meaning of time.
If there is only one state named A and it continues forever without a change, time has no meaning. But if there is another state named B, and A changes to B, there is a meaning in time, since we have to say that the state was A in the past, though it is B now.
However, we don't need time if the state is A and, at the same time, B. Just like in the world of quantum physics, there can be a world where every possible situation has its own probability of existence at the same time. In this world, there are no fixed states. Every state has only its own probability of existence. But the state of the world cannot be fixed. There is no need of time.
But in the world where there is a fixed state even if there are many possible states, you need time to make distinction between fixed states. You must say: the state is A at the time T1, B at the time T2, C at the time T3, and so on.
Then, what does it mean that time flows to the past? Does it simply mean states that appeared in past reappear along with the flow of time?
The status when B first appeared before another state C is different from the status when B reappears in the sequence of A -> B -> C -> B. It does not necessarily mean that time suddenly moves back from T3 to T2. We may say that at the time T4, the state returns to B that first appeared at the time T2.
In this case, the first B has only the sequence of A to B, but the second B has the sequence of A to B, B to C, and C to B. And the number of changes till the first appearance of B is only 1, but the number of changes till the second appearance of B is 3. Accordingly, the absolute time never moves back, since the number of changes in states is only increasing.
But what causes change in states and thus generates time? It is power of observation of the state. Before someone observes the sate, it holds all the sates A, B, and C at a certain probability for each state. But, when observation is made, the state is fixed to any of A, B, and C. And under this observation, the fixed state changes from A to B and B to C.
So, now you must feel that that someone is God. As God observes the state, it is fixed and changed to another fixed state.
In summary, this universe with fill of states can have a fixed state at each moment because God is observing this universe to every minute corner.
God is the driver of all the phenomena in this universe. He did not only create this universe but also does always cause change in the universe. Time is generated by God.
No time without God's observation:
State = A + B + C, not fixed
Time generated under God's observation:
Status = A fixed, B fixed, or C fixed
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Luk 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
Luk 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Luk 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/28/2016 10:28:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Master without a Bow and Arrow
There is a Chinese story about a great master of archery.
When he was young, he got training under guidance of a great teacher who was regarded as No.1 in their country. But one day, the young man got confidence that he was now as good as his teacher. To be No.1 in archery, he had to kill his teacher. So, he met his teacher walking on a road through the field. Two of them soon started to shoot each other. But all the arrows they shot aiming at each other hit one another, head on head, in the middle of the air between them. So, eventually the teacher forgave the young man crying with some sort of repentance, and said to him, "There is a super master of archery in deep mountains. You must meet him."
So, the young man went up to the deep mountains to meet an old master who however had no bow and arrow. And after the young man showed his super skill of archery with a bow and arrow, the old man showed his art of archery without using a bow and arrows but shot down birds flying high in the sky from an unstable rock at a cliff.
Many years later, the young man who became old came down from the mountains without a bow and arrow to live in a house of the capital of the nation.
Then, people rumored that they saw birds flying high in the sky over the man's house suddenly falling down as if they had been shot, or a thieve trying to enter his house from the roof at mid night was shot by unseen arrows and fled away. People in the capital praised him as the supreme master of archery.
But soon they found that he had no bows and arrow. To their astonishment, the man could not remember what a bow and arrows were for when they showed the weapon to him.
So, Christ Jesus did not even use Heavenly power and miracles to handle His own case involving Judas Iscariot.
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Joh 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/25/2016 11:42:00 PM
Monday, October 24, 2016
A Basic Matter of Japan
In 1156 in Kyoto, Japan, strife erupted between an incumbent emperor and a retired emperor.
The cause of the strife was the decision on succession of the imperial throne by the former retired emperor who was the father of the emperor and the retired emperor. The former retired emperor Toba (1103-1156) held the political power in the imperial court and appointed his sons to the imperial throne one after another. But when Toba died, his two sons, namely the retired emperor Sutoku and the incumbent emperor Go-Shirakawa started to clash over hegemony.
In those days, an emperor sometimes retired while he was still young, and his young son succeeded his father. But the retired emperor kept the political power in the imperial court. And there were cases that a retired emperor retired to be an ex-retired emperor so as to make his grandson get enthroned and accordingly make his son get retired to be a retired emperor. Toba had such a grandfather. And when the grandfather, Shirakawa, died after his father Emperor Horikawa had died, Toba himself started cloister government, manipulating his sons.
But when Toba died, his son, the retired emperor Sutoku, could not launch his cloister government, since the incumbent emperor, Go-Shirakawa, was his younger brother but not his son. However Sutoku wanted to exercise his power while Go-Shirakawa stuck to his own imperial power. Each of them had support from noblemen and samurais on his side. And, this strife was put to an end through violent clash of samurais on both the sides. Noblemen could not fix the case in a political or peaceful manner.
So, after the strife that ended with Go-Shirakawa's victory, samurais who helped the emperor came to take a decisive part in politics around the imperial court. It eventually caused a power shift from the emperor and the noble class to samurais specialized in military force. Till this incident of 1156, called the Heiji War, samurais were used by the imperial court as the Guards of the imperial court in Kyoto or by noblemen as a garrison or police force in their feuds located locally, though some samurai leaders were given lower grades of titles of the noble class. But the Heiji War set samurais as a class of people who could be in charge of politics and administration.
After subsequent decades of strife within the samurai class or specifically among the two major samurai clans, the Heike clan and the Genji clan, finally the Genji clan got hegemony and took over power from the imperial court in Kyoto, and the head of the clan, Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, established, as the head of all the samurais, the first samurai government in Kamukura, a town facing the Pacific Ocean 400 km east of Kyoto, in 1192. Basically, the rule by samurais continued till 1868 when the imperial court regained power through the incident called the Meiji Restoration, though different samurai clans took the position of the head of all the samurai clans in the 700-year-long samurai rule.
So, the corrupt imperial court gave way to samurai government in the 12th century, though at the time each emperor, retired emperor, or ex-retired emperor could not exercise his power despotically since noblemen had already taken real political power from successive emperors for centuries.
But the core of the mind set of the samurais is loyalty to their masters and faith in power of sword. It had a great influence on the Japanese society even after the Meiji Restoration when Japan started modernization, Westernization, and industrialization. And, there is still some remnant of this samurai tradition after the end of WWII.
Today, the Japanese Constitution does not recognize the imperial court and the noble class, needless to say the samurai class, but recognize people as the sole sovereign of Japan. However, the emperor is positioned by the Constitution as the symbol of the nation.
This is a basic matter of Japan.
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Joh 10:24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Joh 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/24/2016 10:14:00 PM
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Not Charity but Change in Systems
There are the two factors: wish to enjoy riches and wish to show some moral characters.
Almost all the humanitarian advocates in the world are rich. They never become poor due to their activities to promote humanitarianism.
For example, UN officials who are in charge of promoting welfare in the poorest countries work in those countries helping poor people there, but they usually live in rich hotels of the countries. Or, wealthy people donate money to charity to save poor people such as the homeless. But they will spend more money to secure their wealth.
So, true charity or humanitarian work should be based on belief that being rich is a crime and helping the poor is a duty of every rich man. And this belief should be based on the teaching of Christ Jesus.
But the world is presented a very bad example to. Even the Pope lives a very rich life while he is expressing his love to the poor.
The social and economic systems of this world should be changed to save the poor and victims of every evil such as terror, civil wars, etc. But for a man to be rich, he has to first accept these systems and win competition in the systems. He cannot deny the systems.
So, the teaching of Christ Jesus requests drastic change in human thoughts. If a rich man is allowed to enter Heaven, he has to deny wealth he has obtained in the social and economic systems in this world and furthermore he has to deny such systems.
A nation can be rich through industrialization and further development and success in economy. And many citizens might be richer. But evil will surely give more damage to the society than when the nation was still poor. It is because old systems remain, and they always succeed in finding new types of victims.
Mar 10:23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
Posted by EEreporter at 10/23/2016 10:10:00 PM
Friday, October 21, 2016
Worldly Riches and Heavenly Wealth
One's life is directed to either this world or Heaven.
To live a rich life is the most commonly observed goal of life for people. But there are a few people who put the highest priority on living life for the purpose of entering Heaven.
For many people, to do anything including evil things so as to be rich is a matter of course. But there are a few people who are determined to do anything good and avoid evil things so as to enter Heaven.
But most of people feel something bad when they have done something evil as to be rich. People have to choose how much they will accept evil things or how much they will conduct evil things to earn money or secure their status in society. It depends on how much they can neglect their conscience that tells them doing evil things is so horrible as it denies a possibility to be allowed to enter Heaven.
To our astonishment, there are even Christian priests who cannot understand what Heaven is but know how advantageous to live and work as Christian priests. Some of them have conscience as little as common criminals.
If there is no such thing as Heaven, all the people will concentrate on efforts to live rich lives in this world, since there is nothing better than rich lives in this world. And, all the people would do any evil things to earn money and big money. And they will lose conscience because it is of no use for becoming rich, so that there will be no restriction on human behaviors in the end. Those who have lost hope of becoming rich would attack, harm, and kill rich people.
But if you believe the words of Christ Jesus, you will believe that there is Heaven, and your souls will be allowed to enter Heaven when your souls depart this world after your physical bodies die.
And, Christ Jesus said that we can accumulate and have treasure in Heaven, which means we can be rich in Heaven. But to be rich in Heave, we are not allowed accumulate wealth in this world, since such an act would invoke evil and wickedness that condition us to going to the hell.
Now the world is full of riches, products, and services. The material civilization has reached to a very high level of success. The world consists of various economic, political, and social systems where the notion that people should try to be rich as much as possible is taken as a matter of course. However, there are influences from Heaven. These systems have been built and operated so as not to pose serious challenges to human conscience. Accordingly, there is a kind of balance between good and evil in this world. However riches in this world can be easily seen, while treasure in Heaven cannot be seen. People are mostly engaged in the worldly activities though their actions are somehow limited by influences of Heaven.
Put simply, you have to clearly see these two directions to live life expected by God: to worldly riches and to Heavenly wealth.
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Mar 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/21/2016 10:53:00 PM
Monday, October 17, 2016
As God Wishes
Allah expelled Saddam Hussein in 2003, using US President Bush and US troops.
Subsequently, Allah also expelled Gaddafi, using insurgents of Libya. Allah also expelled Mubarak, using citizens of Egypt.
But how will Allah expel Sadat from Syria? Or is Allah using Sadat to have Muslims immigrate into Western Europe for a special purpose? Or is God securing Israel by preventing Islamic terrorists from occupying Syria and thus threatening security of Israel?
Indeed, what God performs looks so mysterious to our eyes.
Even, God might have used Hitler to bring complete peace in Europe through sacrifice of millions of Judaists in WWII, for otherwise tens of millions of Europeans must have been killed in another war or the Third World War.
And what does God intend to allow co-existence of Christianity and Islam, in addition to Judaism?
All we can say is just "As God wishes."
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Luk 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/17/2016 11:27:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Democracy for Wealth or Justice
There is a story about a Catholic priest and Native Americans in the 18th century.
The Catholic priest lived among and preached in a tribe of Native Americans for 30 years. But finally, the Native Americans decided to kill the priest in their process to fighting British settlers, and actually they killed the priest and many British settlers. But eventually, the tribe was defeated and dispersed by British settlers or the US troops and finally forgotten to disappear from the history. Only some records about the Catholic priest were left behind.
So, Catholicism cannot save Native Americans and other people in Africa, Asia, and Americas who have faced invasion by Europeans. But due to activities of Catholic priests, some real states of events that happened in the process of expansion of European civilization to the world, sometimes through colonization, have been known today.
Today, there are only little colonies of Europeans in the world. Human, social, and political rights of all the races and tribes are recognized by almost every country in the world. In a sense, a kind of justice has been prevailing outwardly in the world as symbolized by US President Barack Obama.
With progress of democracy, the mankind has obtained more wealth than what had been thought possible. Even the U.S. got richer along with expansion of its democratic system covering Minorities. Japan also drastically increased its wealth after WWII by adopting the American-style democracy. Though China is not yet a democratic nation, it adopted market-based economy, highly influences by concepts of democracy, which has resulted in big economic growth. Prosperous Western Europe has also put its base on democratic political systems 100% since Nazi Germany that hated Judaists collapsed in WWII.
So, the mankind has learnt that democracy is a key to expanding economy and crating huge wealth.
But democracy is also a tool to realize justice.
If the final goal of people is economic weal and they use democracy as a tool to realize the final goal, democracy cannot solve some critical problems in the human society. If the final goal of people is justice, they will rather sacrifice economic wealth in their endeavor for justice by manipulating democracy.
However, like some tribe of Native Americans in the 18th century, some people today look like launching a tragic war against something they cannot never win, though they are given wisdom of democracy.
And it may be because they are not fully taught about the teaching of God.
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Joh 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/16/2016 11:21:00 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2016
God Created the Sun, the Earth and the Moon
God created this universe, the Milky Way, the solar system, and the earth where He created the mankind.
Accordingly God must have set some hint or evidence to the mankind so that they could discover that God created the earth and the universe.
One of such pieces of evidence is in the sky where the sun and the moon look the same in their sizes to the eyes of the mankind on the earth. But the diameter of the sun is 100 times larger than earth's while the diameter of the moon is 4 times smaller than earth's.
The fact that the sun and the earth look having the same size gave great influences to the mankind. Human religions and philosophy, since ancient or much older days, were all influenced by this outwardly balance between the moon and the sun.
However, it is thought that such a planet as the earth is rare in the universe, where its satellite and its fixed star look the same in the size.
In addition, the distance between the earth and the moons is a distance over which light travels almost in 1 second.
From the beginning, if God did not give special features to hydrogen and oxygen so that they can form water molecules, no water and no life could have been produced in this universe.
These facts all strongly suggest that this universe, the sun, the earth, and the moon were all created according to the design of God for the mankind.
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Mat 10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/15/2016 11:34:00 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Simulation for Understanding the Bible
Suppose that an earth is a button with the diameter of 1 cm (a little less than a half inch) or half the diameter of a US five-cent coin.
Put the button on the home base of a ball park. Then put a tire of a truck with the diameter of 1 meter (or 3 feet) on the wall behind the center field 118 meters (350 feet) far from the home base.
In this configuration, the half-inch button on the home base is the earth, and the 3-foot truck tire on the center-field wall is the sun.
Can you believe the button will go around the sun by power of gravitation if the mass of the tire is 330,000 times larger than that of the button. (If the tire is made of concrete while the button weighs 1 gram, it might satisfy this condition.)
If you simply put the button and the concrete tire in the space in this configuration, the button will not circulate around the tire like the sun circulating around the sun. As time goes by, the button will simply move to the tire and stick to it due to gravity.
For the earth to go around the sun, there must be specific past conditions where components of the earth were created while they were from the beginning going around the sun.
So, if you only read the Bible, you cannot attain real understanding of the religion and salvation of your souls. You have to simulate how the Bible was created.
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Mat 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/13/2016 11:07:00 PM
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Mar 10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
Mar 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/13/2016 09:59:00 AM