Friday, April 10, 2015

"living water" - God is Angry Now

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God is Angry Now

Rich Europeans and Americans usually don't mind poor Africans, Muslims, Latin Americans, and Asians.

They think they are entitled to enjoy rich living, since the Europeans civilization led the world.  Modern science and technologies were invented in Europe.  Accordingly they think it is natural to be rich while other races are poor.

From a religious point of view, regions under strong influences of Christianity and Judaism have succeeded in cultivating modern material civilization.  Regions ruled by Islam cannot match Europe and America.  Europeans and Americans might think that this fact proves that their religions (Christianity and Judaism) are more authentic than Islam.

However, the more successful those Christians and Judaists are, the less religious they are.  And ironically, it looks like the poorer Muslims are, the more they observe their religion.  

Put simply, Europe-rooted Christianity seems to fail, though Islam cannot be thought to be very successful.  Indeed, today, the Vatican has no authority.  It has lost its authority through the World War I, the World War II, the Cold War, and the War on Terror.  The Vatican today looks like just a kind of a tourism resource.

In other world, today we have no religious center in the world.  No serious disputes among Christians, Judaists, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, etc.  But people in the world, including Chinese, believe power of economy and money.  And the global economy has been led by Anglo Saxon nations.  Their lifestyle and their way of business have prevailed even in the society of wealthy Muslims.

If you have money, for example, in New York, no one would mind what religion you believe.  You belong to global economy in that case, since you have money in New York, the global money center.   You are regarded as a member of a religion, namely global economy.

So, if we accept a notion that the Western civilization based on Christianity and Judaism has failed, we can clearly see what this era is.  The Western civilization has not been able to enrich contents of its underlying religions.  But it has produced every mean with which one can leave and forget the Word of God.  As the civilization has finally betrayed God, God would do something decisive on mankind.

If the current trend of the global political, economic, and cultural practices continue with the so-called advanced science and technology, the Word of God will be completely neglected in the 22nd century.

From a religious point of view, mankind has failed with the Vatican, the nation Israel, and hundreds of millions of poor Muslims.  Something horrible and holy should happen.

In summary, I think there is a great reason that God is angry at mankind today.  

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Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

"he is made whole" - Glory of God on Whom, Judaists, Christians, or Muslims?

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Glory of God on Whom, Judaists, Christians, or Muslims?

Roughly speaking, in 500 years after the emergence of Christ, the era of the Roman Empire was gone.  But Christians failed to expand their religion to the Middle East and Africa.  Accordingly, Islam was destined to rise.  Meanwhile, Judaists penetrated deep in regions along the Rhine.

From 500 years to 1000 years after the emergence of Christ, the Vatican established its authority.  Islam prevailed in the Middle East to some peripheral parts of Europe.  Meanwhile Judaists were further expanding their social presence mainly in a region now called Germany.  In this context, Judaists were evolving socially in Germany along with Germans.  They were rather on friendly terms.

From 1000 years to 1500 years after the emergence of Christ, the Vatican launched Crusades.  The Vatican regarded not only Muslims but also Judaists as their enemies.  Muslims failed to invade Europe, though they stopped expansion of Europeans to Asia.  On the other hand, in Germany the cruel influence of the Vatican came to have momentum.  Many Judaists fled to Poland and so on.  Judaists were also being driven out of Spain and Portugal.

From 1500 years to 2000 after the emergence of Christ, Christians in Europe found America and invaded the new world.  They could also reach India, China, and other parts of Asia by sailing round Africa, avoiding territories occupied by Muslims.  Europeans could accumulate great wealth from their exploitation of America and Africa and trade with Asia.  Based on this wealth they could develop science and carry out the Industrial Revolution.  Muslims were left behind.  But Judaists came to contribute to development of culture and science of modern Europe, though they were sometimes attacked by the Vatican and other biased Christians such as German Nazis.  However, the US became another center for Christianity and Judaism to lead the global economy and politics after the fall of Marxism and communism.

So, what is this history?  Where is the glory of God?

At least, the glory of God should not be sought in wealth of Europe and America.  But, it must be related to the fate of Judaism rather than the success and survival of the Vatican.  Yet, Israel today doesn't look like a symbol of the glory of God while it is hated by surrounding Muslims.

Anyway, you don't have to identify yourself as Judaists, Christians, or Muslims, since the glory of God cannot be simply solely on one group of them.

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Act 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
Act 4:9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
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.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

"his disciples were gone away" - Judaists, an Integral Part of Christianity

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Judaists, an Integral Part of Christianity

What should we learn from Judaists?

If you are Europeans or Americans, for you to be successful in academic communities or business domains it is very important to learn something from Judaists.

And, those who have learnt the most from Juadaists have been Judaist Europeans and Judaist Americans.  Accordingly, there have been many successful Judaist westerners not to mention Einstein and Rothchilds.

But from the beginning, we have not clear or correct  knowledge about Judaists.  For a majority of people in the world, Judaists are those who were enemies of Hitler and Nazis during WWII.  As Hitler and Nazis had gone long, Judaists to a majority of people in the world are those who are enemies of the Arabs and Muslims as well as enemies of poor Christina westerners.

Yet, we don't know why they were and are such.

From another point of view, Judaists are the only remnant of the era of the Roman Empire.  They, as a race, sub-race, or  ethnic group, are a kind of living witnesses of the era of the Roman Empire from a special viewpoint of history.

Even before the first Pope assumed his office somewhere around Rome, ancestors of today's Judaists were active and full of a sense of existence.  And without interruption or dubious episodes, those who identified themselves as Judaists continued their way of life as people of the Old Testament mostly in the Christian world for 2000 years after the emergence of Christ Jesus.  And their descendants still keep the same way of living today.

Put simply, the most important thing about Judaists is that they have not survived as individuals but as a group of people if not tied geographically or not in a frame of their own government.
It is truly an example of power of a religious and cognate group.  Of course, there have been various religious groups in history.  If their religions are sound and true, they can survive for long.  But, for any cognate groups to survive more than 2000 years is almost impossible.  There is only one other example: the Japanese with their imperial family.

But without Christianity, has it been possible for Judaists to survive to this date?  And, if Christianity had not included the Old Testament in their holy books, has it been possible for Judaists to survive to this date?

The key to understanding the historical success of Judaists must be the Old Testament adopted by Christians as a holy book.  Couldn't any Popes exclude the Old Testament from the list of their sacred writings?

We may as well think that Judaists have survived to this date, because some of leaders of Christianity or the Vatican during their pioneer days, namely in a few centuries after the emergence of Chrsit Jesus, decided to allow Judaists to survive with Christianity by taking the Old Testament into their Bible.

But why?  Probably, it must have been a request from a Holy Spirit, since it must have been possible to establish Christianity, in a few centuries after the emergence of Chrsit Jesus, as a new religion completely separated from Jewish traditions.    

Judaists have been clearly an integral part of Christianity in these 2000 years, whether you don't like them or dislike them.

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Joh 4:8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Joh 4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"some fell among thorns" - Water, a Miracle Substance

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Water, a Miracle Substance

A molecule of water H2O is lighter than air or a molecule of oxygen (O2) and that of nitrogen (N2), since hydrogen is lither than oxygen and nitrogen while nitrogen is lighter than oxygen.

So, clouds can float in the sky.  But water as liquid is heavier than air.  So, rain falls.

And water is the most important element for living things.  Conversely, you cannot probably create a living thing on the earth without water.

So, if God wished to create mankind and other living things, he had to first design the water molecule.  To enable formation of the water molecule, He had to take into consideration all the other types of molecules, atoms, and elements.

From a human point of view, we should think that God designed the nature and the universe to create water.  Everything must be properly designed to enable water and make it function properly to help produce life on this earth.

God made it by simply creating electrons, neutrons, and protons, since every element in this universe consists of only these three factors.

Hydrogen and oxygen, the components of water, are not exceptional.  They also consist of electrons, neutrons, and protons like gold, silver, copper and iron.  No special structure is found in hydrogen and oxygen.  But, water works like a magic factor to enable the formation of the world of animals and plants on this earth.

When you look at water, how can you think that you can create water in the same manner as you create gold, silver, copper and iron not to mention uranium.

It is a miracle.  It is a miracle that water, as it is, can exist in this universe.

Had God made any experiments before He could find how to constitute a water molecule?  Probably, mankind cannot design it if they tried even 100 trillion times to make a right model of water under any conditions and from any complicated elementary particles and energy.

Water is a miracle substance.

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Mar 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

Monday, April 06, 2015

"up into the holy city" - All the Gold and Silver in this World

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All the Gold and Silver in this World

To earn one dollar you may sacrifice your time for payer to God.

To earn 100 dollars you may sacrifice your time for your family.

To earn 10,000 dollars you may sacrifice your old friends and new friends.

To earn $1 million you may sacrifice the society you have duty and responsibilities for.

To earn $100 million you may sacrifice your country or even betray it.

To earn $1 billion you may sacrifice peace and prosperity of the world and mankind.

To earn $1 trillion you will surely serve Satan.

And, Christ Jesus said, "All the gold and silver in this world belong to God but not men and Satan."

You are completely disqualified unless you become an enemy of money and wealth as Christ Jesus told.

But if you can sacrifice whatever money you happen to have for your neighbors and God, what would happen to you and Satan?

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Mat 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Mat 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Mat 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

"Put forth thine hand" - The Relationship with God

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The Relationship with God

Christ Jesus never smiled.

Christ Jesus never ate beef.

Christ Jesus never drank whisky.

Christ Jesus never bought anything by money.

So, your smiling, eating beef, drinking whisky, and spending money cannot save you.

Christ Jesus said something about a relationship between mankind and God.  And, He meant that between mankind and God there should be love.  As God loves mankind, He gives life to each member of mankind.  Accordingly, every man has to love God.  This is what Christ Jesus said.

So, why could He smile at anybody that didn't love God?  Why could He east beef cooked by someone that didn't love God.  Why could He drink whisky in a bar surrounded by those who didn't love God.  Of course, he never needed anything that could be purchased by money, the enemy of God.

When a man dies, no assets, no money, and no social status can save him.  He has only one thing when he dies: his relationship with God.

But you may think that you can die while being loved by your family or friends.  But the relationships with other people are vague and relative.  It can be often unilateral.  Or it may be cursed by some of your enemies.  The relationships with others cannot save you ultimately.

The most important thing for a man is his relationship with God.  It is because God gave you life when you were born.

Of course you may deny such a relationship, insisting that you were born by chance and this universe is structured and configured so orderly but by chance.

Conversely, if you admit that you were born as God so wished, you might respect the relationship with God.  And, it is not a matter of fun, eating, drinking, or enjoying luxuries.  You have to be serious.

In this context we have to review what God says to mankind if we cannot know what He says to us individually.  And, to believe in Christ Jesus means that He told the words of God.  God sent His words through Christ Jesus.  This is the key.

"Love your enemies.  Forgive them.  And then God will forgive you," is the most impressive words of God, since it implies that we are in a position and a state where we need forgiveness from God.

But why have we provoked God?

Is it because we smile, eat beef, drink whisky, and buy luxuries?  Probably so.

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Exo 4:4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
Exo 4:5 That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.