Saturday, June 03, 2006

Relationship with the God Revealed on the Cross

Relationship with the God Revealed on the Cross

The most profound mystery about the Bible is the death of the Christ on the cross.

There are many interpretations about it. But, the so-called Christian authorities like to adopt the most biased theory among those that might be tolerated.

If they needed to choose one of the theories, they should have taken the most significant one as a base of the faith of their group. But, actually they took the most difficult one that could be connived at only in an extreme situation for presenting the religion.
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The theory I like is that the incident made it clear the relationship between mankind and the God or in what status mankind is in the relationship with the God.

Based on characteristics of this relationship, every human problem can be explained. It tells why every one is unhappy unless he or she is insane, devilish, or blind-minded to whatsoever degree. It also tells why poverty and unfairness cannot be ever eradicated.
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Mankind was so insane, devilish, or blind-minded that he killed the Son of the God 2000 years ago.

As mankind has been so bad, it is no wonder that our history is full of wars, atrocities, and tragedies.

In other words, if you are asked why there are so many poor people in this world, you should answer that it is because mankind has been so bad as to kill the Son of the God whom He sent to the world.
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Jesus Christ could carry all our sins caused our badness through his death on the cross with unlimited forgiveness.

Nonetheless, our being bad still continues. It is because we still continue to be so bad as to kill the Son of the God.

It is why you cannot solve any significant problems of the human world.
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I do not want to blame anybody.

However, I feel very uncomfortable that people are dying everyday on this earth while they are still surrounded by sinful others, even 2000 years after the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

Anyway, Jesus Christ revived and went on to other missions after he had made it clear the relationship between mankind and the God, which must have been one of his missions on this earth and in history.

Accordingly, I put hopes on the relationship between myself and the God.

Therefore, basically I do not blame anybody.


Friday, June 02, 2006

New Type of Cells Discovered: Great Discovery in Billion Years

New Type of Cells Discovered: Great Discovery in Billion Years

A research group of Tokyo Medical College has discovered a new type of cells that has special characteristics neither eukaryotic cells nor prokaryotic cells have.

Natural life forms on the earth are made of cells. And, it has been believed that there are only two types of cells in the nature (though one type of cells applies to two types of primitive life forms).
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A human being is made of 60 trillion cells, the types of which are all eukaryotic. However, a bacterium is made of a prokaryotic cell.

No other types of cells have been so far known to human beings, at least until this new discovery.

It is believed that a prokaryotic cell, which had first appeared 4 billion years ago, evolved to a eukaryotic cell 1.5 billion years ago. And then, eukaryotic cells evolved to constitute an animal as well as a plant.
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The newly discovered cell is situated between a eukaryotic cell and a prokaryotic cell.

It should give information and clues needed for answering the question as to how a prokaryotic cell evolved to a eukaryotic cell.

In this respect, the cell the researchers of Tokyo Medical College recently discovered from the depths of the sea near Japan might establish the third type of cells, as it has only a partial sheet or film surrounding and protecting DNA in a cell.
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This is a great discovery in billion years.

But, who could appreciate it?

I cannot help but praise the Lord, for it tells that the emergence of human beings on the earth is truly a miracle.


Wednesday, May 31, 2006

World Cup Soccer Games was Almost over for Japan

World Cup Soccer Games was Almost over for Japan

Early this morning, in the Japanese time zone, the Japanese national soccer team was matched against the German team as a goodwill game prior to the World Cup in Germany.

The score was even: 2 to 2.

Coach of the Japanese team Zico looked happy.
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The Japanese team is used to be laughed at, because they look too excellent in team work and passing a ball among team mates in a football match to get a goal at all.
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In the summer of 2004, Japan defeated China at the final game of Asia Cup in Beijing to be an Asian champion.

If the coach of the Japanese team had been a Japanese instead of Zico, a Brazilian, the result of the match might have been different.

Japanese players had been exposed to bare hostility at stadiums in various Chinese cities during the Asia Cup games. In Beijin, they were also amid anti-Japan sentiment of China that unfriendly rekindled memory of the Sino-Japanese war that had occurred before and during WWII.
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It is often said that Germany fully apologized for atrocities it had done during WWII, but Japan didn’t.

There is a big misconception about reasons for an Imperial Japan’s decision on launching a war on the continent of China as well as the U.S. and its allied countries.

Nonetheless, even in this regard, Japan and Germany are even in my view, taking into consideration their manners of apology and post-war contribution to the world.
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From a certain point of view, World Cup Soccer Games was almost over for Japan. The rest is Japan vs. Brazil.

We will see a result on June 22 in Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany.


Monday, May 29, 2006

Earthquakes in Diverse Places

Earthquakes in Diverse Places

Yes, I got that report on another great earthquake in Indonesia.

Thousands of people were dead, while survivors were crying in fear and sadness.

Accordingly, I tried to remember passages related to an earthquake or earthquakes in the Holy Scripture or the Bible of King James version.
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When the 9/11 Attacks happened, I remembered the following part:

“And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!”

“And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

When the War on Terror began, I remembered the following part:

“And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Now as the earthquake has occurred:

“And there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”
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But, more alarming is the following as we have heard of a pagan, popular work such as the one related to Leonardo da Vinci:

“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”

Perhaps, we must be further prepared for the End of the World:

“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light.”

“And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.”
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However, we are to be saved:

“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.”

“And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.”

Victory will be indeed complete again.
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The border of two continental plates runs from Java to Kashmir passing the south of Himalaya Mountains.

It covers Islamic regions and India.

People living in those areas must know a need of faith more than those in the U.K. and the Netherlands, for example.
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Once there was a big mass of land that connected most of islands of Indonesia altogether. It went under the sea by 10,000 years ago due to rise in sea level.

There are many things Japanese should worry about concerning Indonesia.

However, believers even living in the uttermost part of the earth will be surely saved.