Thursday, December 27, 2012

"but the God of the living" - Around 2010 Rather

 Around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

 Around the Imperial Palace and the Parliament, Tokyo

Around 2010 Rather

As I wrote before, the Second Advent of Christ Jesus has started around 2010.

Indeed, the world has greatly changed around 2010.  Nobody today believes that Europe can lead the world with its economy and culture, though the EU is still the richest region in the world even in terms of cultural and religious  heritage.  It is mainly due to the euro crisis, triggered by the Greece financial crisis.  The credibility and respect Europe can enjoy have greatly diminished.

 Indeed, the world has greatly changed around 2010.  Nobody today believes that the US is the sole super-power and the leading nation in the world.  It is still the richest and the most armed country in the world, but America indicates that it has nothing more inspiring than electing an African American as the second-term president.  The only expectation for the US seems to be that it can militarily check reckless behaviors of China.  Like the Space Shuttle program that ended in 2011, the US looks like having ended its mission to prevail freedom and democracy in the world while Muslims have been fighting in Libya, Egypt, and especially Syria.

No matter how G20 countries, except the EU, the US, and Japan but including China and India, are growing in the economic domain, they cannot lead the world.  It is mostly because the modern science, technologies, and social/international systems are based on traditions and legacies of Christianity.  And the centers of this religions are still Europe and America.  Some underlying influences and merits of the religious traditions on European-race-dominant nations are still strong, with driving power in the world.      

Put simply, these 2000 years is an era when the civilization fostered in the Christian world has prevailed in the world.  Today, for instance, everybody in Africa, the Islamic world, India, China, and other Asian countries is using a cellular phone, a product made possible by the Western-origin technology. 

But, now we cannot see spiritual merit and virtue, omnipresent like a cellular phone, in the world derived from the European/American Christianity that is so effective and powerful for improvement of human spiritual life and social life.  That is why the God should directly intervene with the human world again.  For this purpose, He would most likely send His son again to the earth: the Second Coming of Christ.
As I wrote before, the Second Advent of Christ Jesus has started around 2010.  Let's review how it was calculated so.
Newton focused on  the year 800 when he calculated the year of the Second Advent, finally obtaining 2060 (= 800 + 1260).

Yet, from a global point of view, it is not 800 but 750 that should be the starting year of Newton's calculation. So, the Second Advent of Christ Jesus already started around 2010 (= 1260 + 750). 
Under the Abbasids, Islamic civilization flourished in the "Islamic Golden Age" (c. 750 CE - c. 1258 CE), with its capital at the cosmopolitan city of Baghdad.  
Although the city (Pella in Palestine where early Christians fled) 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)
The Battle of Talas (or Battle of Artlakh in 751 AD between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty, resulting in transfer of paper production technology from China to Europe.
In a wider scope, a prologue really started in 2001 with the 9/11 Terror Attack.  It must have been the last chance for the US to take the initiative in peace of the world.  But, President Mr. W. Bush reluctantly pursued Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and launched an unnecessary war in Iraq for the sake of Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. 

Another prologue was set off, on December 26, 2004, off Sumatra Island, Indonesia, with an M9.1 earthquake and big tsunamis that attacked the Indian Ocean coast lines taking 220,000 lives.  As Indonesia is the world largest Islamic nation, this could be regraded as a grave warning to Islamic nations and Muslims.

Then, in 2008, the US triggered the world financial crisis, which has become a major underlying factor of the 2011 Euro Crisis, from Wall Street.  The subprime loan crisis symbolized the general atmosphere in the American society so much contaminated by the false American Dream.  As the situation was so bad as even GM went bankrupt, the US voters, including swing ones among European Americans, opted for Mr. Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election.

Finally, in 2010, Haiti, so close to New York and Washington DC in a global scope, suffered a great earthquake in its capital Port-au-Prince immediately taking on 50,000 lives and subsequently claiming 250,000 more lives.     

Accordingly, on March 11, 2011, an M9.0 earthquake occurred off the northeast part of Honsyu Island, Japan, or in the North Pacific Ocean 350km northeast of Tokyo.  It was accompanied by 15-meter high tsunamis one of which attacked the Fukushima Daichi nuclear generation plant where six nuclear reactor units were installed.  It resulted in major hydrogen explosions in three reactor units  and one minor explosion in one of other units.  The earthquake and the tsunamis killed about 20,000 residents but the nuclear accident forced 100,000 Fukushima citizens to evacuate their homes around Fukushima Daiichi.

So, we might be seeing or hearing some signs of the holy incident now happening in the world.

For example, if you see one sinner repenting from the bottom of his/her heart in your neighborhood, it must be one of the signs.  Of course, the sinner can be you.

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Mar 12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
Mar 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.