Saturday, January 31, 2015

"and shalt call his name JESUS" - Don't Judge Others


Don't Judge Others

If you are alone, you have still two relationships: the one with yourself and another between you and the God.

But in terms of human relationships, you have only one: A to A.

If there are two persons (A and B), they have four relationships: two for each one's own relationship (A-A and B-B), one between them (A-B), and the last one for the group of [A, B] to itself that is expressed as [A, B]-[A, B].

If there are three persons (A, B and C), there are 13 relationships (A-A, B-B, C-C, A-B, A-C, B-C, A-[B, C], B-[C, A], C-[A, B], [A, B]-[A, B], [B, C]-[B, C], [C, A]-[C, A], [A, B, C]-[A, B, C]).

Here A-[B, C] means the relationship between A and the group of B and C.  And [A, B]-[A, B] means the relationship of the group [A, B] to itself.  Lastly, [A, B, C]-[A, B, C] is the relationship of the group [A, B, C] to itself.

So, if you are alone, no mystery would happen.  If anything has been done, it is you that has done it.  But, if there are three persons, a mystery would occur.  If anything has been done, you cannot easily tell who or what relationship can be a cause of the event.  The relationship of someone to himself might be a cause or the relationship between A and the group of B and C might be a cause.

That is why in this world you must not blame anybody so easily.  If A killed B, the true cause might be simply A's psychological problem (A-A) or the relationship between A and the group of B and C (A-[B, C]).

Even if A thinks his enemy is B, the true antagonism might arise from the relationship between A and the group of B and C.

In a community of 10 persons or 100 persons, it would be more complicated.  That is why we must not judge others, according to the teaching of Christ Jesus.

In addition, that is why a man and a woman must be husband and wife on the permanent base.

In general, the behavior of a three body system can be very messy, as the following image of a three body system (with two fixed suns) indicates, made using Newton’s laws at this three-body applet):

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Luk 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Luk 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Friday, January 30, 2015

"After me cometh a man" - A 1995 Heroic Nurse Returned to Her Hometown

Snow around Tokyo

A 1995 Heroic Nurse Returned to Her Hometown

I saw a TV program that featured a nurse who saved and helped many evacuees of the 1995 Hanshin-Kobe Great Earthquake.

She then continued her mission to save and help victims of natural disasters in Japan and abroad.  Ms. Kuroda even ventured into disaster-stricken areas of the 2011 Great Northeast Japan Tsunami as soon as the catastrophic disaster occurred to support various medical and human-care activities.  She was respected especially by old people who evacuated their homes and were forced to live in shelters and temporary houses.

Ms. Kuroda was also a well known expert in the field of emergency medical care in the medical society.

She died in her 70s last year for cancer.

Her last wish was to move to a hospital in her birthplace, Shimane Prefecture, though she was hospitalized in Kobe City of Hyogo Prefecture.

Ms. Kuroda was transferred to Izumo City and a university hospital by airplane while receiving medical care.  In the hospital in her old hometown, she died watching the landscape.

For 20 years from 1995 when the big earthquake occurred in the Hanshin area around Kobe and Osaka of west Japan, where she had been working in hospitals for 40 years, to 2014 when she died in the middle of her humanitarian mission, she was working without even taking one-day holiday.  She was always moving from a disastrous area to another to take care of those who needed medical and mental help.

But what was in her mind was the landscape of a country town where she was born and raised.  She left her parents' home after graduating from a junior high school to enter a nurse school in the Hanshin area.

There are some elements in her life that are also related to me, so that the TV program was so interesting.

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Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Joh 1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Joh 1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
Joh 1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"fifty and four thousand and four hundred" - ISIS Hostage Case Involving Japanese


ISIS Hostage Case Involving Japanese

In this week, all the Japanese Media have been busy reporting the ISIS hostage case involving Japanese journalist Mr. Kenji Goto and war-oriented adventurer Mr. Haruna Yukawa in addition to a Jordanian pilot held by ISIS and a female terrorist held by the Jordan Government.

One Japanese ex-diplomat wrote on the net that Jordan and Japan are subject to the US, so that both the countries would follow suggestions from the US Government.  It means that there would be no exchange between Goto or the Jordanian pilot and the female terrorist.

It is said that Amman is a key Arabic city for CIA.  There must be some influential CIA agents in the capital of Jordan.  Accordingly, ISIS or ISIL must target Amman in this hostage game.  If a majority of the Jordanian people come to hate an American influence on the Jordan Government through a proceeding of this incident, ISIS might think they have succeeded.

The true major player in this hostage case seem to be CIA.

But, sooner or later ISIS will be destroyed.  Then, will the US Government be committed in Syria and Iraq on a long-time basis?

Nonetheless, it may look a little strange that Israel and Dubai are not hidden major players in this game, at least, so far as now.

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Num 1:28 Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:29 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.
Num 1:30 Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:31 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"but they shall not find me" - Christ Jesus and Prophet Amos


Christ Jesus and Prophet Amos

The first biblical prophetic book is the Book of Amos.

Amos blamed rich Hebrews for their disregard of poor people. It was like Christ Jesus blamed rich Isrealis, though Amos lived almost 800 years earlier than Christ.
The Book of Amos is a prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible, one of the Twelve Minor Prophets. Amos, an older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah,[1] was active c. 750 BC during the reign of Jeroboam II,[1] (786–746 BC) making the Book of Amos the first biblical prophetic book written. Amos lived in the kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern kingdom of Israel.[1] His major themes of social justice, God's omnipotence, and divine judgment became staples of prophecy.

The Book of Amos is set in a time when the people of Israel have reached a low point in their devotion to the God of Israel – the people have become greedy and have stopped following and adhering to their values. The wealthy elite are becoming rich at the expense of others. Peasant farmers who once practiced subsistence farming are being forced to farm what is best for foreign trade, mostly wine and oil. (Amos 6:6)
Over and over again and time and time again, human kingdoms, nations, and societies got corrupt.  But for the first time a prophet told that God would punish people due to their corruption.  The prophet was Amos.  And it was far before ancient Greece's prosperity, Alexander the Great's adventure, and the glory of Caesar.  Indeed, Hebrews have been the chosen people by God even in this context.

This prophecy still looks like applicable to nations of the present day in the world.  

Judgment on Israel 
6 Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Israel,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because they sell the righteous for silver,
and the needy for a pair of sandals—
7 those who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth
and turn aside the way of the afflicted;
a man and his father go in to the same girl,
so that my holy name is profaned;
8 they lay themselves down beside every altar
on garments taken in pledge,
and in the house of their God they drink
the wine of those who have been fined.
9 “Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them,
whose height was like the height of the cedars
and who was as strong as the oaks;
I destroyed his fruit above
and his roots beneath.
10 Also it was I who brought you up out of the land of Egypt
and led you forty years in the wilderness,
to possess the land of the Amorite.
11 And I raised up some of your sons for prophets,
and some of your young men for Nazirites.
Is it not indeed so, O people of Israel?”
declares the Lord.
12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine,
and commanded the prophets,
saying, ‘You shall not prophesy.’
13 “Behold, I will press you down in your place,
as a cart full of sheaves presses down.
14 Flight shall perish from the swift,
and the strong shall not retain his strength,
nor shall the mighty save his life;
15 he who handles the bow shall not stand,
and he who is swift of foot shall not save himself,
nor shall he who rides the horse save his life;
16 and he who is stout of heart among the mighty
shall flee away naked in that day,”
declares the Lord. (ESV)

Today, still the rich trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth.  God must punish people over and over again and time and time again.

Indeed, Christ Jesus looks like a kind of successor to the prophet Amos.

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Pro 1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
Pro 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"God created man in his own image" - The Holocaust and The Industrial Revolution


The Holocaust and The Industrial Revolution

The Holocaust was a result of wrong advancement of the European civilization through the 18th century to the 19th and the early 20th centuries.

Without the Industrial Revolution that started in England in the late 18th century, the Holocaust should not have happened.

The modern industry emerging through the Industrial Revolution had a strong influence on the human mind sets of Europeans in the period.  It was so powerful and effective in producing modern industrial goods.  But it gave higher priority to inhuman efficiency and control.  People were forced to obey the rule of technology, machine, business, management, and capitalism.  People were requested to neglect human sides of their minds and human values in the environment so as to pursue wealth and material success.

Everything unnecessary, wasteful,  unwanted, and cumbersome was requested to be removed from factories, offices, and industrial systems.  To eradicate whatever is obstacle to achieving a high target was regraded as something good.

This principle was applied to politics and religion, so wrongly.

Then, Judaists in Europe faced the Holocaust in WWII.

Nazis thought they were doing something good like engineers thought they were doing something good when they removed interfering factors from their engineering systems.

So, without the Industrial Revolution having been driven in such a manner, there should have been no Holocaust.

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Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Monday, January 26, 2015

"the unclean spirit had torn him" - Muslims vs. Americans, Chinese and Hindus


Muslims vs. Americans, Chinese and Hindus

Can Islam prevail in the US in future?
Islam in the United States is the third-largest faith in America, after Christianity and Judaism, representing 0.6% of the population.

While an estimated 30% of the slaves brought to colonial America from Africa arrived as Muslims, Islam was stringently suppressed on plantations.

American Muslims come from various backgrounds, and are one of the most racially diverse religious groups in the United States according to a 2009 Gallup poll.

In 2005, more people from Islamic countries became legal permanent United States residents — nearly 96,000 — than in any year in the previous two decades. In 2009, more than 115,000 Muslims became legal residents of the United States.

The U.S. Census Bureau does not collect data on religious identification.

There are 2 million Muslim adherents across the country in 2010.  Islamic populations are 0.6% of the US population per Fareed Zakaria quoting Pew Research Center, 2010.
Or will Islam conquer Africa sooner or later?
It was estimated in 2002 that Muslims constitute 45% of the population of Africa.[3] Islam has a large presence in North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Swahili Coast, and much of West Africa, with minority but significant immigrant populations in South Africa.   
However there are 160 million Muslims in India, and 22 million Muslims in China.

Incidentally, it is not clear how many Japanese Muslims are.  It is estimated to be from less than 1,000 to 20,000.  They are mostly spouses of foreign Muslims.  Among 125 million Japanese, they have almost no influence in the Japanese society.

The point at issue is how much Muslims can respect heathens and how much Americans, Japanese, Chinese and Hindus respect Muslims.

Will Muslims never attack heathens?  Will Americans, Chinese, and Hindus never attack Muslims?

If they cannot promise it, God should interfere.

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Mar 1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
Mar 1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Why baptizest thou then" - The Rich Getting Richer and More Sinful

Tokyo Downtown Area

The Rich Getting Richer and More Sinful 

The Bible teaches that the rich will be richer and the poor will be poorer.

But, Christ Jesus said: "Those who don't have enough will have whatever little things he has taken away."

Economic situations are mere results of spiritual conditions.  If you become a servant of Satan, you can be rich.  If you stick to the teaching of God, you will remain poor.

And those who sell their souls to Satan in exchange of wealth will be further more evil as time goes by.  The richer they become, the more evil they will be.  And as they are getting more evil, they are going to be richer and richer.

To understand this movement, you don't need specific economic theories.

I only have to point at the fact that, from the beginning, money is an instrument invented by Satan to make mankind foolish and sinful.  Having big money is being trapped by devils in various ways.

But what is more remarkable is that God takes away whatever little conscience and belief in the teaching of God they have when they are getting more evil and richer.

Accordingly, their end will come from Heaven but not from the hell full of money.  No matter how much you become rich, if you completely lose your faith in God and human conscience, you cannot maintain your existence as a human being, since God allows a human being to exist only as long as he has any little faith in God.

Those evil and rich people are advancing to their catastrophe while they are getting richer and richer and losing faith in God more and more.

And, the poor will be saved if they stick to their faith in God.

But, what the Kingdom of God will be for them?

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Joh 1:25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
Joh 1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
Joh 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.