The End of Times (la fin des temps)
According to the Japanese Meteorological Office, this summer (June to August) in Japan was the fourth hottest in 114 years.
The hottest was the last year's summer. So, you may think that the global warming is still going on that the two of the four hottest summers in 114 years have been experienced in these two consecutive years.
But you may also think that the momentum of the global warming has come to cease.
SECTION I: End of Times
As it has passed 4000 years since the emergence of Abraham and 2000 years since the rise of Christ Jesus, we will have to accept any upheaval or a great change in the society of mankind.
But what do they teach in the three great religions?
Signs of the End Times
Major and minor signs will reveal that the end times have arrived (Sura 21:96, 27:82, 43:61)
1. Gross materialism
2. Women outnumber men
3. Muslims defeat Jews in battle; Muslims and Christians battle unbelievers together, then Muslims defeat Christians in battle.
1. Increase in bloodshed and war
2. Contraction of time
3. Religious knowledge decreases
4. Prevalence of the ungodly
Ten signs will accompany the Messianic "birth pangs" of the end times (Sanhedrin 97b).
1. The world is either all righteous or guilty
2. Truth is in short supply
3. Inflation will soar
4. Israel begins to be repopulated
5. Wise people will be scarce
6. Jews will despair of redemption
7. The young will despise the old
8. Scholarship will be rejected
9. Piety will be held in disgust
10. Jews will turn against Jews
Beginning of birth pangs:
1. Wars between nations (Matthew 24:67a)
2. Famins & earthquakes (Matthew 24:7b)
3. False christs (Matthew 24:5)
4. Israel reestablished(Isaiah 11:11-12)
1. Temple worship restored and abomination of desolation (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 25:15; II Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 11:1-2)
2. Jews persecuted (Matthew 24:9-10, 16-20)
3. False christs and prophets(Matthew 24:11,24)
4. Global preaching of kingdom (Matthew 24:14)
5. Celestial disturbances (Matthew 24:29; Revelation 6-19)
We may assume that the God gave a religion to Abraham's followers, Christ Jesus' followers, and followers of Islam, but they might not have 100% faithfully and honestly accepted it and expanded it. While followers of those followers are now saying that they respect the God, they minds might be very far from the teaching of the God.
Just think! How many people have you ever seen who love the God more than themselves and their money? If such people as love themselves and their money more than the God claim that they respect Abraham, Christ Jesus, and Islam, how can you trust them?
Therefore, teachings in each religion must be carefully studied. Their teachings must be under the influence of the limit of faith in the followers. So, signs of the end of times each religions assets must be carefully checked.
Anyway, it looks like that something bad will happen when the end of times is approaching. For some, WWI was the sign. For others, WWII was the sign. And, for the rest, 2001 and 2008 must be. But, for believers it must be 2010 rather than Newton's 2060.
So, the year 750 must be the starting point for Newton's calculation of adding 1260 to obtain the year of the Second Advent. Accordingly, we can get 2010 as 750 + 1260 = 2010...
Although the city (Pella) was still inhabited as late as the tenth Century CE, it was the deadly earthquake of CE 747 that ended its long history as a city of major influence in the region.
720 - The second oldest exisiting imperial chronicle and myth of Japan called Nihon Shoki (Record of Japan) was compiled following an imperial order. This book has become one of major documentary resources for shintoism.
752 - The world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha, called "Daibutsu" in Japanese, was built in Heijyo-kyo (Nara City), following an imperial order.
"(Islamic) Golden Age" (750–1258)
Under the Abbasids, Islamic civilization flourished in the "Islamic Golden Age", with its capital at the cosmopolitan city of Baghdad.
(to be continued...)
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As everybody knows, a rich man is afraid of a poor man.
If a rich obeys a teaching of Christ Jesus to give his money to a poor man, the poor man would be richer than he. Then, a poor man might buy a weapon with the money for use to extort more money from him. Accordingly, a rich man does not give his money to a poor man despite a teaching of Christ Jesus.
That is why rich men any country do not want to pay tax, since poor men would be able to spare and keep more money as their tax duty will become less. Poor men would then use money for weapons for use to extort more money from rich men. To protect themselves from poor men, rich men do not like to pay tax.
Basically, a rich man tends to think that a poor man is as mean and bad as he is. And he knows such a man should be neglected if he is starving, since he is so mean and bad.
So, you need courage, even if you are a rich man, to give money to the poor and pay tax enough.
Or otherwise, a rich man is just foolish or crazy to pursue wealth without limit against the teaching of the God.
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Luk 9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.