Saturday, September 13, 2014

"him that aforetime was blind" - In the Universe


In the Universe

There are only two types of people: those who will live an eternal life in Heaven and those who will be lost in the hell.

The reason why a man was born and lives till his death is not for him to be happy but for the God to be happy.  That is why the God gives life to each man.

This universe is not infinite.  Though it is expanding to an infinite size, at any moment it has a finite size.  Finitude is terrible.   No matter how large this universe is, its being finite means there must be something terrible outside it.  One thing sure is that our scientific knowledge must be useless there.

Our mind is work of brain cells and neuron cells.  Effects of the work are generated through electric signal transmission through neuron networks that connect every cell. But there is an insurmountable gap between the internal world of a human mind and a physical domain consisting of electrical signals.  Accordingly, we have to admit that a spirit is invoked by such electric work in the brain.  This spirit must come down from the spiritual universe above our material universe.  So, this physical mechanism of the brain might be regarded as functioning as a gateway to Heaven and the hell.

To our astonishment, we are now living in the world 2000 years after the first coming of Christ Jesus.  It is not 700 or 1700, but around 2000.  Therefore we can know every argument about God being conducted among knowledgeable people, educated people, notable scholars and scientists, etc in these 2000 years and more.  We can see contents and results of discussions about the God and the universe by great scholars, scientists, authors, artists, and pundits who lived in the era of the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and in the modern period as well as in the years after the Scientific Revolution and the Industrial Revolution to this date.  However, in these 2000 years no new versions of the Bible have been written.  What is worse, smart and intellectual people tend to concentrate on material science, economy, business, and entertainment.  The more the material science and technology have advanced, the less people come to think about the God.  It is as if we needed no more religion and the concepts of Heaven and God since we have become so rich while conquering and controlling the nature to the great extent.  But, it is the God that created this universe and the earth though the Big Bang.  We, the modern people, must be committing an unforgivable crime against the God, the Creator of mankind.    

Specifically, finitude of the material universe can be expressed using some numbers:

- A reasonable option is to assume 100 billion average galaxies and 100 billion stars per average galaxy. This results in 10^22 stars.

- The number of atoms in the entire observable universe is estimated to be within the range of 10^78 to 10^82.

- The total number of electrons in the universe is only 10^90.

Therefore, there are no material elements in the universe, which we can see, touch, and sense, in the magnitude of the digit more than 10^100 or 10^1000 or otherwise 10^1000000 where only seven zeroes are used to express it.   We may live in a very compact universe, indeed.

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Joh 9:13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
Joh 9:14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
Joh 9:15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
Joh 9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

Friday, September 12, 2014

"in a vision a man named Ananias" - The 9/11 Terror and The Pearl Harbor Attack


The 9/11 Terror and The Pearl Harbor Attack

In the morning of September 11, 2001, there was only one foreign guest in the White House.

It was one of elite businessmen from Japan.  So, he was safely escorted out of an office of the White House to the gate by a high-ranking officer of the White House while they were evacuating the White House.  But the Japanese was impressed at words the officer said in a hurry in a tense atmosphere: "This is like Pearl Harbor!"

The Pearl Harbor means a sneaky attack for Americans.  But the truth is very different.  As a matter of fact, the US had been imposing severe economic sanctions on the Empire of Japan for a few years prior to the Pearl Harbor Attack by the Imperial Navy in early December.    

July 1939 - The US notifies to Japan abolition of the US-Japan Treaty on Commerce and Navigation.

June 1940 - The US introduces an approval system to export of special machine tools to Japan.

July 1940 - The US introduces a law to strengthen President's right to select export items and another law to control export of iron and machining tools to Japan.

August 1940 -  The US introduces an approval system to export of petroleum products, including aircraft fuel.   Further export of aircraft fuel to Asia is totally inhibited.

June 1941 - The US adopts an approval system for export of crude oil.

July 1941 - The US freezes all the Japanese assets in America.

August 1941 - The US imposes a total embargo of crude oil and oil products to Japan.

Before WWII, the Empire of Japan heavily relied on the US for provision of crude oil.  Oil from the US accounted for 90% of all the amount the Empire consumed.  Without crude oil imported from America, war ships and military planes of the Imperial military could not be operated.

At the time when the US stopped export of oil to the Empire in August 1941, Japanese military leaders estimated that in a year or so the Imperial Navy became unable to operate its military ships and airplanes due to a lack of fuel though Japan had some stockpiles of oil.  In this situation, the Imperial Navy would surely lose a war against the US Navy without real exchanges of fire in the Pacific Ocean.

The reason why the US came to take a tough stance against the Empire of Japan was partly that the Empire had established and controlled Manchukuo in 1932 against strong opposition from China and the US; the Empire started a full-scale war with China since 1937; and the Empire established the Tripartite Pact with Nazi Germany and Italy in 1940.  As Nazi Germany had been bombing England so fiercely from the sky at the time, the US wanted to join the war against Hitler to help Britain.   In addition, many Chinese elites were engaged in political activities to get more military aid from the US, though China had already received huge material support, including squadrons of fighter planes, from America.

Moreover, a spy sent by Moscow to Tokyo had already got information that the Empire would sooner or later invade Indonesia, then colonized by the Netherlands, for crude oil.  To occupy Indonesia, the Imperial Navy and Army had to defeat US troops in the Philippines and the British naval force around Singapore.  In order to carry out this strategy swiftly and easily, the Imperial Navy had to first deal with US Naval fleets disposed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  This spy, named Richard Sorge, sent a secret report to Moscow by radio, stressing a possibility that the Empire of Japan would soon start a war in the Pacific.  This information was relayed to Washington, since the US and the USSR were then in virtual cooperation against the axis powers.

Taking into account all these conditions before the Pearl Harbor Attack, it is natural to consider that the US Government and President Roosevelt expected that the Imperial fleets of Japan would soon attack US bases in the Philippines or  as far as Pearl Harbor.  
So, by analogy with the Pearl Harbor Attack of 1941, we may well have to think that some elite politicians or bureaucrats of the US Government must have expected some attacks on the American soil by Al Qaeda.  However, as they failed to correctly estimate ability and power of the Imperial military of Japan in December 1941, they failed to correctly estimate ability and cruelty of Islamic terrorists in September 2001, too.

In this context, the 9/11 Terror might bear some analogy to Pearl Harbor, so profoundly.

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Act 9:11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
Act 9:12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
Act 9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
Act 9:14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
Act 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

"the angel of the bottomless pit" - Rev 11:9, Rev 20:11, and Rev 20:14

A Railroad Station Around Tokyo

Rev 11:9, Rev 20:11, and Rev 20:14

The tragic incident on September 11, 2001 was surely prophesied in the Bible.

As shown in the holy lines below of this page, Revelation 9:11 presents an ominous view of the end of the world.  It shows a king of the hell called Abaddon or Apollyon, though it is difficult to connect the names to Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden.  Or should it be associated with America?  Indeed, the 9/11 Terror on New York and Washington DC was a part of battles between Al Qaeda and America.

As this year is 2014, we had better check what Rev 12:04 says.

Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

It looks like prophesying the tragedies of this year, specifically, in Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, etc.  There is surely a lake of fire each around Gaza, in Ukraine, and over Syria and Iraq.    

For example, Revelation 20:11 also predicts the great natural disaster that happened in Northeast Japan on the Pacific Ocean in 2011 with an M9.0 earthquake and 15-meter high tsunamis as well as the subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  

So, we had better refer to the Bible more often, since we now live in the Era of the Second Coming of the Messiah.

[Revelaton was]...written by another person, perhaps long after the Gospel of John was written (about 100 AD). It was also the tradition for a disciple to attribute his own writing to his teacher

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Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"their power was to hurt men five months" - 95% Time Passing Needed for New Era

 Asakusa, Tokyo

95% Time Passing Needed for New Era

The earth was formed 4.5 billion years ago, and the human species was separated from the chimpanzee 4.9 million years ago.

So, after counting 999, the only additional one is assigned to mankind in the history of the earth if it is scaled down to 1,000.  Our era accounts for just 0.1% of the total history of the earth.

More interesting is that 10 million years after dinosaurs went extinct, the Himalayas started to rise from the ground pushed up from the Indian Ocean by the Indian subcontinent drifting from East Africa.  Dinosaurs never saw Himalaya mountains.

The Himalayas divided the Eurasian Continent into the west, covering Europe and the Middle Eat, and the east consisting of China, Japan, etc.  Accordingly, the human history is separated between the West and the East.  The West has been a stage for the mainstream events of mankind since the era of the Mesopotamia Civilization, including the ancient Egyptian Civilization, the rise and fall of Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans, the emergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and so on.

For the civilization created in the West to reach the East, it had to first spread to the American Continent.  It is true that some trade activities , human communications, and cultural interactions were possible between the West and the East through deserts north of the Himalayas.  But, real influences of the Western Civilization reached to the East through America.

Specifically, it was in 1853 when Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the US Navy arrived at Tokyo Bay, leading  four big black ships including two steamers, to request establishment of diplomatic relationships between Japan, then under the Tokugawa samurai regime, and the US.  This incident became the starting point of modernization and Westernization of Japan, hence paving the way for total modernization in East Asia, including China and Korea.

As it was about 6,000 years ago that Sumerians started to build cities, such as Uruk, on the River Euphrates,  the era of modern globalism linking the West and the East since 1853 accounts for just 2.7% of the history of human civilization.

For reference, it is thought to be 160,000 years ago that Mitochondrial Eve, the oldest common mother of all the human beings who live today, lived in Africa, according to genetic analysis.  So, the era after the Sumerian Civilization in the human history accounts for 3.8% of the history after Mitochondrial Eve.  Yet, the era after Mitochondrial Eve accounts for 3.2% of the human history after the separation from the chimpanzee.

So, it needs more than 95% of time passing in an underlying era before a new era or a new stage begins in human history.   We nay call it the EEE-Law of "95% Time Passing in an Era."

Yet, it needed 99.9% of time passing for the emergence of the human species in the history of the earth.

Let's confirm the history of the earth.

We can see dinosaurs are rather closer to human beings than other living things that ever emerged and lived in the time span between 4.5 billion years ago and 2.5 billion years ago when dinosaurs appeared on the earth.  And it also means that after 95% of time had passed since the formation of the earth till today, dinosaurs came to exist on the earth.  It followed the EEE-Law of 95% Time Passing in an Era.

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Rev 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

"he saw a man, named Matthew" - Genetic Analysis on Isrealis and Palestinian Arabs

Asakusa, Tokyo

Genetic Analysis on Isrealis and Palestinian Arabs

From a viewpoint of genetic analysis, Jewish people are globally unique, but they are close to Arabs in Palestine.

Genetic analysis suggests that a majority of the Muslims of Palestine, inclusive of Arab citizens of Israel, are descendants of Christians, Jews and other earlier inhabitants of the southern Levant whose core may reach back to prehistoric times. A study of high-resolution haplotypes demonstrated that a substantial portion of Y chromosomes of Israeli Jews (70%) and of Palestinian Muslim Arabs (82%) belonged to the same chromosome pool.

Many genetic studies have demonstrated that most of the various Jewish ethnic divisions and the Palestinians and other Levantines, like the Druze and Bedouin, are genetically closer to each other than the Palestinians or European Jews are to non-Jewish Europeans or Africans.[12][13][92] One DNA study by Nebel and colleagues found genetic evidence in support of historical records that "part, or perhaps the majority" of Muslim Palestinians descend from "local inhabitants, mainly Christians and Jews, who had converted after the Islamic conquest in the seventh century AD".[92] They also found substantial genetic overlap between Muslim Palestinians and Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, though with some significant differences that might be explainable by the geographical isolation of the Jews and by immigration of Arab tribes in the first millennium.

Like East Asians, the Amish, Icelanders, Aboriginals, the Basque people, African tribes and other groups, Jews have remained isolated for centuries because of geography, religion or cultural practices. It’s stamped on our DNA. As Ostrer explains in fascinating detail, threads of Jewish ancestry link the sizable Jewish communities of North America and Europe to Yemenite and other Middle Eastern Jews who have relocated to Israel, as well as to the black Lemba of southern Africa and to India’s Cochin Jews. But, in a twist, the links include neither the Bene Israel of India nor Ethiopian Jews. Genetic tests show that both groups are converts, contradicting their founding myths.
About 80% of Jewish males and 50% of Jewish females trace their ancestry back to the Middle East. The rest entered the “Jewish gene pool” through conversion or intermarriage. Those who did intermarry often left the faith in a generation or two, in effect pruning the Jewish genetic tree. But many converts became interwoven into the Jewish genealogical line. Reflect on the iconic convert, the biblical Ruth, who married Boaz and became the great-grandmother of King David. She began as an outsider, but you don’t get much more Jewish than the bloodline of King David!
Politically, we may say that Arabs in Palestine must have their inherent rights to live in Palestine as much as Judaists have, since ancestors of both the groups were overlapped or close neighbors.

Graphical presentation of the position of Ash (Ashkenazi Jews) between European tribes and Middle-Eastearns:

You can see Ashkenazi Jews are closer to Middle-Eastearns than to Europeans :

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Mat 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

Monday, September 08, 2014

"save Jesus only with themselves" - Einstein and Zionism


Einstein and Zionism

Albert Einstein once stated his position about the establishment of a Judaist nation in Palestine, though it was 1920s.

“How I Became a Zionist” 
The interview on which this document is based was conducted before 30 May 1921
PUBLISHED 21 June 1921

Until one generation ago, Jews in Germany did not consider themselves as members of the Jewish People. They merely considered themselves members of a religious community, and many still retain this Point of view today. They are indeed far better assimilated than Russian Jews. They have attended mixed schools and have adapted to the German People and to their cultural life. Yet in spite of the official equal rights they enjoy, there is a strong social anti-Semitism. And it is especially the educated circles who support the anti-Semitic movement. They have even established a “science” of anti-Semitism, while the intellectuals of Russia, at least Prior to the war, usually were Philo-Semitic and frequently made honest attempts to fight the anti-Semitic movement. This is rooted in diverse causes.
I consider raising Jewish self-confidence necessary, also in the interest of a normal living together with non-Jews. This was the major motive of my joining the Zionist movement. Zionism, to me, is not just a colonizing movement directed toward Palestine.
But my Zionism does not preclude cosmopolitan conceptions. Starting from the reality of Jewish nationality, l believe that every Jew has duties toward his fellow Jews. The significance of Zionism is of course manifold.  It opens the possibility of a dignified human existence to many Jews who presently suffer in the hell of Ukraine or decay economically in Poland. By repatriating Jews to Palestine and giving them a healthy and normal economic existence, Zionism is a Productive activity that enriches human society. But the main Point is that Zionism strengthens the self-confidence of Jews, which is necessary for their existence in the diaspora, and that the Jewish center in Palestine creates a strong bond that gives Jews moral support.
The founding of a free Jewish community structure in Palestine will again put Jewish People in a position where they can unencumbered fully unfold their creative capabilities. The establishment of the Hebrew university and similar institutions will not only lead the Jewish People to its own national renaissance, but also give Jews the opportunity of contributing to the spiritual life of the world on a freer basis.

So, the world today seems to be still in the aftermath of 1920s when Einstein sensed that something was wrong around Judaists in Germany and he noticed crises of Judaists in Ukraine and Poland.

However, the history has proved that it is not in Israel but the US that Judaists can unfold their creative capabilities so freely.  And, Einstein himself found retirement home in the US.

Anyway, Israelis today have to think over the words by Einstein: "Zionism, to me, is not just a colonizing movement directed toward Palestine."

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Mar 9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
Mar 9:8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.
Mar 9:9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

"John was risen from the dead" - A Story of an Old Buddhist Woman

The Tokyo Skytree Tower

A Story of an Old Buddhist Woman 

Once there lived an old woman in a village.

She frequently visited a Buddhist temple nearby, asking the Buddha, Amida, and other deities to take her to the paradise as soon as possible, since she was alone, old and so poor without any relatives.

Every time she came to the temple, she donated some coins.  But one day she thought that she would soon lose all of her coins.  So, she got a thread through holes of coins to bind them.  Then, when she visited the temple next time, the poor woman threw the threaded coins into an offertory box.  After they jingled, hitting the bottom of the box, she pulled the thread up to take the coins back.

In this way, the pious woman could continue her paying respect to the Buddha and other holy Spirits for many days.  She was convinced that this tricky practice should be overlooked and accepted by the Buddha and other gods and goddesses, since her faith was true and her poverty was also so true.

One day, the chief priest of the temple heard big jingling from the offertory box placed in front of the main hall.  He was glad as he would get some coins.  But the greedy priest found no coins in the box but saw an old woman going back home with coins threaded together.

Next time she came to the temple and stood before the offertory box to show her respect and repeat her wish to be taken to the paradise, the angry priest, hiding behind the sliding door of the main hall, cried, "Old woman, listen to me, since I am a holy spirit!"   The old woman was so much startled but managed to answer, "Yes, sir, blessed Buddha!"  He said, "Climb the big pine tree beside the pond to show your faith!"  So, the old woman somehow climbed the tree and held fast a big branch with both the hands.

The big pine tree slanted toward the dark pond, so that her body was dangerously above the water.  Then the malicious priest shouted, "Loose the grip of your left hand!"  She opened her left hand.   Then the malicious priest shouted, "Loose the grip of your right hand!"  She opened her right hand to fall into the pond.  

However, behold!  The sky opened with rainbows and Buddhist gods accompanied by many Buddhist angels came down.   They put a boat of many colors on the surface of the pond to take the poor woman floating in a faint into it.   She awoke and saw the band of holy Spirits; she worshiped them in extreme joy.  Then, they all together started to ascend into the heaven.

The bewitched priest observed all this proceeding.  He was marveled at the great pageant deployed in front of him.  So, he called a young servant monk.  The priest told the boy to shout, "Climb the pine tree.  Loose the grips of the hands!"  As the boy shouted as was instructed, the superficial priest climbed the pine tree, opened his hands that were holding a big branch, and fell into the deep pond.

However, no help came from the heaven.  The impious priest hit hard on the surface of the dark pond and then soon sank deep into the water.  

This is an old story in Japan, specifically having been handed down orally in a certain local area until recently.

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Luk 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
Luk 9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
Luk 9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.