Friday, December 18, 2015

"I will put my spirit upon him" - A Basic Version of the Human History

Summer Rainy Protest against the Government in Tokyo

A Basic Version of the Human History

Suppose that God created the time and space and the universe, including all the atoms and the elementary particles in addition to light and gravity.

But for what?  The answer can be seen as stars were born in the universe and the earth was shaped around the sun.  On the planet earth there emerged living things.  But God is spirit not a material entity or simple living matter.  So, He gave spirit to human beings.  Then, God observed how they behaved.

Betraying the expectations of God, not all the tribes of human beings were afraid of God enough to satisfy Him.  So, God chose one tribe later called Hebrews, since He found a remarkable faithful man later called Abraham.

Then, God observed how Hebrews and descendants of Abraham behaved.

Betraying the expectations of God, not all the Hebrews were afraid of God enough to satisfy Him.  So, God chose Jesus of Nazareth, since He found him more pious than John the Baptist who was the true successor in spirit of Abraham.

Then, God put his spirit into Jesus of Nazareth who then became the Son of God (and further unified with God after his death or his resurrection.)

But still God observed how mankind would behave after they were taught by Christ Jesus.

Betraying the expectations of God, not all the members of mankind turned to God.  What was worse, mankind killed Christ Jesus.  So, He gave up an idea to use Judaists as a tool to make the teaching of Christ Jesus prevail in the world.  God had Christ Jesus choose Saul later called Paul for this purpose.  And, Christianity was established.

Then, God observed how Christianity would save mankind.

Betraying the expectations of God, Christianity could not be instilled to the Arabs, the Persians, and so on.  So, God chose an Arab as the founder of Islam.  But, the words of God given to the Arab man through an angel reflected His discomfort to mankind.  He requested Muslims to pray to Him in a rigorous manner to show their awe of God who was so displeased with mankind.

Even today, Muslims pray to God in a rigorous way.  But, their manner of practicing the religion should not be only unique to Muslims.  It must be also applied to Judaists and Christians, since it reflects displeasure of God with all the mankind.  Rather, we must think Muslims are performing such rigorous religious rituals on behalf of Judaists, Christians, and all the other members of mankind.

The most basic version of the human history must be written with focus on the relationship between the Creator God and humankind.  And the key to understanding the relationship is religion.

Otherwise, any textbooks without following this principle must be like a series of renditions, say, of a movie like Star Wars.

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Mat 12:16 And charged them that they should not make him known:
Mat 12:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
Mat 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.