Saturday, April 20, 2013

"where men ought to worship" - Infinite God vs. Finite World

From Tokyo Station to the Imperial Palace Plaza

Infinite God vs. Finite World

It is very rare that a man encounters an act of terror.

But you cannot tell if you should face such a situation in future.

People think it is a fate or a pure accident one cannot alter or work on to change it.  There are many such things in life.  You might have been involved in a car accident or you might have been hit by a car.  You might have chosen a wrong way or path to fall in a tragedy to become a victim of some crime.

Uncertainty is everywhere.  Even a very successful person in this world is a product of many, many chains of sheer good luck in a worldly sense.  And people a kind of respect those rich people living in good luck as they look so mysterious.

However, it is a matter of the world where gain and loss can be calculated and people believe in a value system based on criteria of worldly success.  In the domain where people think that the best thing is to enjoy their life as much as possible, you only have to be pleased or depressed according to luck you experience and encounter.

However, what can be measured is finite.  All the human matters are finite in this context.  Nonetheless the God is infinite.

Before the God any happiness or the largest good luck one can enjoy is nothing.

At this point we can get a clue on how to see a tragedy of being involved in terror or other rare horrible situation.

In other word, faith in the God should help us leave the world ruled by chances, ill luck, haphazard, a twist of fate, and darkness of minds.  The faith in the God can defeat the blind and violent force in this world that determines the course of our material life.  It lifts us up above the raging sea of this wild world ruled by uncertainty.

Faith is a key to leading us to a new world where the value of ourselves, our life, and our achievements is measured in an utterly different manner than the worldly sense.  Faith is a means for us to know what pleases the God who can change any value system associated with our existence.    

So, value of a man who is killed in an act of terror can be higher that that of those who enjoy a rich life without suffering terror, for example, which can be still found in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in Syria.

Compared with infinite glory the God can give to His followers, any lucky life in this world is nothing, since such good luck is finite.

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Joh 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Joh 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Joh 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

Friday, April 19, 2013

"the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches" - Brainwashed Victims

Tokyo Station in Tokyo

Brainwashed Victims

Though there is a difference in time of 13 hours between Japan and the East Coast of the US, Japanese viewers could follow TV live broadcasting from Boston.

It is apparent that somebody has brainwashed the two young Chechen Americans to induce them to conduct the act of terror on the Boston marathon.

The brothers could be victims, too.

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Mar 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
Mar 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Mar 4:20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent" - Hate Money but Love God

Very Recent State of Tokyo Station

Hate Money but Love God

Put simply recently a famous woman who loved money but hated the word of God died.

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To be a rich man, you have to do bad things or plan bad things almost everyday.

Even a dollar of a rich man cannot be earned without his plotting any crime.

Reversely, if you live completely a right, righteous, and rightful life, you cannot even earn a penny.

Besides, you are not allowed in principle to be rich if there is any man that is poorer than you in your neighborhood and in any part of society, according to religion.

Wealth and money are deeply linked to evil deeds, illegal acts, ruthless thinking and behaviors, and a way of living without love to the poor.  So, any young man who wants to be rich would be determined to be as cruel as possible to be liked or even loved by bad rich men.

So, Christ Jesus told to hate wealth and money but love words of God.

And there are too many stupid professional religious guys in this world who cannot understand the meaning of this word of Christ Jesus.  Such fools can be found anywhere on the earth from the Vatican to London and as far as in Japan.

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Mat 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Mat 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Mat 4:18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"And he came to Nazareth" - Minamata Verdict

Tokyo Station & Shinkansen Trains

Minamata  Verdict

One woman who died in 1977 was today finally and officially recognized by the Japanese Supreme Court as a patient of the Minamata Disease, the worst pollution disease of Japan.

When this disease came to be focused on by the public decades ago, one high-ranking official of the Japanese Government said in a TV interview that Japan had to promote industrial development and increase output of the industry to cope with other advanced nations, so that something must be sacrificed.

So, elite bureaucrats of the Japanese Government knew well the Minamata Disease, but they would not stop operation of a factory which continued to discharge waste water where mercury was included, the very cause of the Disease.
Minamata disease, sometimes referred to as Chisso-Minamata disease , is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning...
Minamata disease was first discovered in Minamata city in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, in 1956. It was caused by the release of methylmercury in the industrial wastewater from the Chisso Corporation's chemical factory, which continued from 1932 to 1968. This highly toxic chemical bioaccumulated in shellfish and fish in Minamata Bay and the Shiranui Sea, which when eaten by the local populace resulted in mercury poisoning. .

This disease caused by the industry indicates how evil the modern industry could be.  And it also shows how evil a modern government could be.

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Luk 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
Luk 4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
Luk 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
Luk 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

Monday, April 15, 2013

"Sir, give me this water" - Intangible Change

Tokyo JR Railway Station, Japan

Intangible Change

It is said that the 9/11 Terror on New York and the Pentagon changed the US decisively.

Today, however, can we identify big changes America has exhibited in these 12 years, though still some American soldiers are engaged in battles in Afghanistan?

Especially if it had been an act of God, the terror, could we find any spiritual effect among Americans?  Have Americans become more religious or spiritual than before to any direction or in any sense?

Will a history textbook in future read that since the 9/11 Terror Americans changed drastically to be very pious people?

For example, after the Civil War, the American society changed so drastically.  And, after the Vietnam War, the American society changed so drastically.  So, after the 9/11, the American society must have changed so drastically, too.  The symbolic incident is the election of Mr. Obama as US President.  But, something intangible must show a more grave change.  The question is what it is specifically.

Have more Americans come to pray to God than before the 9/11 tragedy of 2001?  That is a question, anyway.

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Joh 4:15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Joh 4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
Joh 4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
Joh 4:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
Joh 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"they could say nothing against it"

Tokyo Railroad Station, Japan

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Act 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Act 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Act 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
Act 4:14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.