Friday, July 03, 2015

"the land which I shall shew thee" - Lack in Respect for God

Shinkansen Train toward Tokyo

Lack in Respect for God

The lack in respect for history is the lack in respect for God.

For example, the tragedy of Mesopotamia or Iraq today is rooted in the lack in respect of the modern people for God.  Mesopotamia is the birth place of the urban civilization of mankind.

The tragedy of Egypt is rooted in the lack in respect for God.  Egypt is the birth place of various cultural and religious elements that had a profound influence on the ancient Greek Civilization.

Due to these tragedies or the lack in respect for God, Arab nations are today suffering wars, arms conflicts, bloody political feuds, and economic disarray accompanied by many refugees.

The tragedy of Afghanistan is also rooted in the lack of respect for God.  Afghanistan was a key region for the Empire of Alexander to stand against Asia.

The tragedy of Syria is also rooted in the lack of respect for God.  Syria is a key region for the Roman Empire to stand against Asia.

And, now Greece is in a tragedy, while the country produced the ancient Greek Civilization that became a major basis for the European Civilization that has continued to today through the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages.

But what does it mean, the tragedy of Gaza, in this context?

Maybe next tragedies might happen in Israel and Europe due to the lack of respect for God.  And then, God will be fully angry.

We can also see many minor tragedies in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.  These regions that belonged to the cultural area influenced by the ancient Indus Civilization might also incur anger of God.

As for the US, as Americans chose an African American, Mr. Barack Obama, as President, God might not be so much angry.  But, for China, its arrogant, rotten, and reckless policies domestically and internationally might arouse anger in God.  And, for Russia, its political and military movements should surely anger God.

In addition, Africa and Latin America are full of corruption and bloody incidents, which might also arouse anger in God, too.

The 21st century must become a century of Anger of God.  There is a possibility that a fatal factor in future destruction of the whole human society is formed in this century.  Like an increase of the amount of CO2 possibly now causing the global warming, some dangerous elements must be being generated and accumulated now.  And at some time in future, this trend will cross a threshold for total destruction.

If mankind today cannot fix those tragedies in Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Syria, Greece and so on, they cannot prevent a future fatal tragedy.  Peoples in the world must first have a fear of God.  The earth, the nature, and the history of mankind belong to God.  If mankind harm them, God would punish human beings.

As the first step to show our respect for God, we have to abandon our desire for money, since Christ Jesus said to hate money and love God.


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Act 7:2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
Act 7:3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
Act 7:4 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

"with what judgment ye judge" - First Oswald and then Planning


First Oswald and then Planning

When you want to assassinate a US President, for example JFK, you would think that you have to find a scheme to make yourself completely safe from the police.

If you could assassinate a US President, it would be meaningless provided that you are arrested.  You would first of all think about how to secure your safety.  And, till you find a solution to this question, you would not go into specific planning or actions for the assassination.

So, when you get an idea of how to hide yourself completely behind the scene of the planned assassination, you would push ahead with the intrigue.

In this context, when you find Oswald, your planning would start.  Or the whole plot to assassinate JFK started with finding Oswald who would be surely mistaken as the assassin of JFK to make safe the true culprit.

Accordingly, the true culprit of the assassination of JFK must have been someone that had known Oswald very well.  But he must have been also able to use Ruby who would kill Oswald if necessary.  But was there anybody that knew Oswald and Ruby very well and that could manipulate them?

We may as well think that the true culprit of the JFK assassination started to think of the assassination in real when he found that he could use Oswald, and his co-conspirator started to make up a concrete plan to carry out the assassination when he found that he could use Ruby.   Oswald and Ruby would perfectly hide them from the police and the general public, they must have thought.

To kill JFK was not a difficult task, but to hide themselves was a difficult task for them.  But when they found availability of Oswald and Ruby, this difficult issue must have been resolved.  Everybody in the world would think that Oswald was the very shooter and Ruby was a mysterious guy.  But they would never imagine who the true culprit and the  co-conspirator were.

But when was Oswald identified as a convenient dummy by the true culprit?

One of theories is that the true culprit had information about Oswald since Oswald had been stationed in Atsugi, Japan, as a marine.  Oswald apparently looks like having been recruited by CIA during his assignment in Japan.

But how did the true culprit come to know the co-conspirator who knew Ruby?   It must tell what type of profession he had.

Anyway, everything must have begun with Oswald.  The whole scheme of the JFK assassination must have been built around Oswald.

But how much did Oswald realize his role and the then-on-going plot to assassin JFK?  Was he upset or had he been fully brainwashed?

One thing sure was that when JFK's car was approaching to the Dealey Plaza he did not join co-workers to have a look at JFK's motorcade, which is very strange, since Oswald was interested in politics.  He was inside the Texas Schoolbook Depository Building without seeing JFK from a window.  He was taking lunch and buying a cola.  And after encountering a policeman in the eating place of the building, he immediately left it for his boarding room to take up a handgun and went to the Texas Theater.

Till the rifle found in the sixth floor of the building was identified as the one that belonged to Oswald, there was no reason to arrest him or connect Oswald to the assassination of JFK.  He could have a plenty of time to get away.  Or, he had had a plenty of time before November 22, 1963, to make a plan for his escape, if he had been the murderer of JFK.  But he entered the movie theater in Dallas without buying a ticket.

Finally, the true culprit and the co-conspirator could completely hide behind Oswald and Ruby.

Naval Air Facility Atsugi
US Military Base in Atsugi, in the suburb of Tokyo

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Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

"the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes" - Almost No Christianity in Asia

Tokyo Bay

Almost No Christianity in Asia

More than 90% of the Filipino people are Christians.  In South Korea, Christians account for about 30%.  Bu they are exceptionally Christianity-influenced countries in Asia.

Africa and Americas where no ancient civilizations comparable to the ancient Greek Civilization existed except Egypt, however, are under strong influence of Christianity.

Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism as well as Islam in Asia prevented wider and deeper infiltration of Christianity.  Persia (or Mesopotamia in ancient days), India, and China were great nations with rich culture comparable to the ancient Greek Civilization.  Areas around these ancient great nations have not accepted Christianity, developed in Europe, so easily.

For example, a certain Japanese elite man who joined the Iwakura Mission (1871-1873) sent to the US and Europe by the Meiji Government in its effort to modernize and westernize Japan after the Meiji Restoration wrote when observing the US and Europe:
Europeans are greedy.  They love too much material luxuries.  As the nature of Europe is relatively poor in comparison with Asia, they rely on material civilization to enrich their lives.  They tend to become wild as their nature, so that they need strong and binding religion.  That is why they have built many great churches in every city.  But Asians love spiritual matters more than Christians.

Indeed, in the east of the Euphrates Christianity has prevailed only in the Philippines as a religion supported by a majority of people.  Indeed, Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam had never prevailed in the Philippines.  

Essentially, if religion differs, economy should essentially also take different schemes.  But globalization of economy, which has been intensified with development of computers and telecommunications, has conquered the barrier of religion.  Or even before globalization of economy, modern science and industry had been spreading over boundaries of nations and regions with different religions.

Nonetheless, conversely, if we admit universal influential power of modern economy and technology/science, application of them to each nation and regions with different religious backgrounds must be different.  And this difference must contribute to secure development of the world.  If only Europe and America lead the world in economy and technology, the world must be dangerously biased.  Asian cultural traditions must check them and correct biased movements.  In other word, Asians must prevent Europeans and Americans from driving recklessly while influencing all the world.

Yet, if such unique merit of Asia against Europe and America should lose significance and power, the world in a mono-color of Western materialization should face a real crisis.

Good and evil can be found everywhere on the earth in Europe, America, and Asia.  But, if the means with which people realize good and the philosophy based on which people avoid evil should lose diversification in the world, mankind must become very fragile and vulnerable to Satan or dark forces.

For example, if all the peoples in the world belong to European-leading Christianity, they will become rotten and degraded, as with Europeans and Americans, so helplessly.  The world must keep a potential, at least in Asia, to stand against anti-Christ movements in Europe and America.


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Mar 7:1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
Mar 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
Mar 7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
Mar 7:4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
Mar 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
Mar 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Give to every man" - Japan and China around 1900

Downtown Tokyo

Japan and China around 1900

One of the keywords to understanding Japan of today is the Meiji Restoration of the imperial authority of 1868.

It specifically means a big regime change through a civil war.  In this incident, samurais, or the ruling class of Japan consisting of warrior clans, were split into two groups: the pro-Tokugawa shogun camp and the anti-Tokugawa/pro-imperial camp.  In this armed conflict, the shogun from the Tokugawa clan, or the king of samurais, was forced to step down, putting an end to the feudalistic era of Japan.  Subsequently, samurais who took over power started modernization and westernization in a full scale.

Then the government newly formed with the Emperor of Meiji at its center had to tackle an imminent issue: how to protect Japan from Western colonizing powers.  Especially, Russia coming down from Siberia was a formidable potential enemy.

The Meiji Government of Japan then found that its security and economic development needed keeping hegemony over the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan while making clear the borders to Russia.  In this context, Tokyo requested the Korean Kingdom to open the nation and establish a trading relation with Japan.  However, the Korean Kingdom was a tributary country to China, or the Qing Dynasty.  Inevitably, China and Japan came into collision with each other over the hegemony over the Korean Peninsula.  The Korean Kingdom itself was a secluded nation governed by the noble class that treated Korean farmers like slaves.  There was no possibility that Koreans could modernize and westernize themselves by themselves.

Finally, in 1894 the Empire of Japan, whose imperial constitution was enacted in 1890, started to engage in war against China, which is called the first Sino-Japanese War.   The Empire of Japan defeated China.  Both Japan and Qing had imported a sufficient number of war ships and modern weapons from Western nations.  But the Qing court spent some of its budget for luxuries without taking the Japanese challenge so seriously, while Japan was strengthened not only by modern weapons but also traditional samurai spirit.

China lost its political influence on the Kingdom of Korea.  Tokyo even acquired Taiwan.  And, this war gave a great shock not only to the imperial court of Qing but also to Western nations.  Russia, the UK, France, Germany and so on intensified their invasion of China.  This defeat shook the Qing dynasty more than the Opium War in 1840s where the dynasty was defeated by England.

In the wake of this first Sino-Japanese War, the Empire of Japan came to face directly Russians who had always sent its troops in Manchuria, north of Beijing, through various diplomatic pressures on the Qing court.  Japanese also came to actively engaged in commercial activities in mainland China.  Japanese business men expanded their business to Shanghai and other big cities in China with support from the imperial military of Japan.  As a result, Japanese power of influence came to compete with the UK occupying Hong Kong and the US colonizing the Philippines.  

One of symbolic incident before the Japanese -Russo War (1904-1905) was the Boxer Rebellion of 1900.

The uprising took place against a background of severe drought and the disruption caused by the growth of foreign spheres of influence. After several months of growing violence against the foreign and Christian presence in Shandong and the North China plain, in June 1900, Boxer fighters, convinced they were invulnerable to foreign weapons, converged on Beijing with the slogan "Support Qing government and exterminate the foreigners." Foreigners and Chinese Christians sought refuge in the Legation Quarter (of Beijing). In response to reports of an armed invasion to lift the siege, the initially hesitant Empress Dowager Cixi supported the Boxers and on June 21 declared war on the foreign powers. Diplomats, foreign civilians and soldiers as well as Chinese Christians in the Legation Quarter were placed under siege by the Imperial Army of China and the Boxers for 55 days.

Foreign navies started building up their presence along the northern China coast from the end of April 1900. Several international forces were sent to the capital, with varying success, and the Chinese forces were ultimately defeated by the Eight-Nation Alliance of Austria-Hungary,France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
British Lieutenant-General Alfred Gaselee acted as the commanding officer of the Eight-Nation Alliance, which eventually numbered 55,000. The main contingent was composed of Japanese (20,840), Russian (13,150), British (12,020), French (3,520), U.S. (3,420), German (900), Italian (80), Austro-Hungarian (75) and anti-Boxer Chinese troops.[77] The international force finally captured Tianjin on 14 July under the command of the Japanese Colonel Kuriya, after one day of fighting.

It was Japanese Marines that most contributed to the victory of the Eight-Nation Alliance.

However, it should be noted that in 1900 there were so many foreign troops around Beijing suppressing Chinese troops and militias.  This is the very situation that Japanese wanted to avoid and could avoid when the Meiji Restoration was carried out in 1868 in Japan.  To avoid foreign occupation of Japan, Japan had to first carry out the great regime change, the Meiji Restoration, to concentrate its national power on a new government with the emperor at its center.  Japan had succeeded in avoiding attacks from the Western powers, but it joined them to invade China.

The complicated relationships between Japan and China actually started with the Boxer Rebellion if not with the first Sino-Japanese War.

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Luk 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

Monday, June 29, 2015

"even Solomon in all his glory" - Time of the Advent of Christ Jesus

Around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Time of the Advent of Christ Jesus

Roughly speaking, Judaists had nothing to do with the glory of Alexander the Great (356 BC to 323 BC).

Judaists had nothing to do with Caesar (100 BC to 44 BC) and Cleopatra (69 BC to 30 BC).

But Christ Jesus was born while Augustus (63 BC to AD 14) presided over the Roman Empire as the first emperor of Rome.

It is unthinkable that God sent His Son to the human world very randomly without checking the proceeding of the human history.  One of the mysteries about Christ Jesus is why God had to send His son to the mankind precisely around AD 1 when Rome got its first emperor while perfectly occupying the regions east of the Euphrates, the western part of the Realm of Alexander the Great and his successors.

When looking back to this 2000-year history of mankind, it is clear that the course of the history was set by these men: Alexander the Great, Caesar, and Augustus.  However, in parallel with the political, social, economic, and cultural trends of the world with Western Europe as the leading player, spiritual, religious, and scientific trends were framed by Christianity and Judaism with Islam as a major supplement factor.

However, when Augustus became emperor of Rome without conquering forces in the east of  the Euphrates or even when Alexander the Great decided to return to the West without crossing the Indus River to venture into India, the fate of the Roman Empire or the Mediterranean European power seems to have been set.  These Europeans could not conquer the East.  They could not occupy Persia and India.  So, when Augustus became emperor of Rome, the Empire was destined to be devastated by Asian tribes, which actually happened as the Huns destroyed the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century.

Though the Eastern Empire survived this invasion by nomadic Northern Asian tribe, it lost glory and influential power that had been once comparable to that established by Alexander the Great.

After the Western Roman Empire, the Kingdom of the Franks rose to occupy the regions north of the Alps from the 5th century to the 9th century along with diffusion of Christianity.  Since then, Western Europe developed with Christianity as its religious backbone.  However, Western Europeans could not conquer Asia and the world with the counterbalancing powers such as Muslims, Mongolians, etc. till the Industrial Revolution gave modern weapons to them.

Put simply, without the emergence of Christ Jesus when Augustus became emperor of Rome, Europe after the fall of the Western Roman Empire should have been more confused and disorganized.  Even the Huns might have had more serious and lasting impacts on Western Europe.  In order to make products of the ancient Greek Civilization survive and inherited, Western Europe must have been restored with Christianity as its backbone after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.  Indeed, legacies of the ancient Greek Civilization was the most important basis of the Industrial Revolution that started in England in the middle 18th century.

When it became clear that the Roman Empire, just being newly shaped by Augustus as the overwhelming empire extending from the Mediterranean to England, could not occupy Asia with a possibility that the Empire would be destroyed by northern Asians centuries later, God sent Christ Jesus to Palestine under the rule of Romans.

In other word, God used the Roman Empire as a vehicle to disseminate His word or Christianity.  And for this purpose, He had to send Christ Jesus when Augustus became Roman emperor.  The timing must have been so exact.

Anyway, the Pope and any other responsible persons must explain why Christ Jesus came to the world around AD 1.

The time of the Advent of Christ Jesus must have been profoundly chosen by God, probably, for the above stated reason.

The Huns Triggered Invasion of the Roman Empire Driving Germanic Peoples

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Mat 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

" and gave it to the damsel" - No Japanese Spies in America in WWII


No Japanese Spies in America in WWII

The US built huge air bases in three islands in the Pacific for bombing the Empire of Japan after US fleets and troops took over Saipan, Tinian, and Guam in 1944.

And in August 1945, a small air squadron of B29 bombers attacked Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs, which led to the surrender of the Empire on August 15.

But couldn't the Imperial military notice anything foretelling the atomic bomb attacks?  No, they could not effectively, but...

A special intelligence unit of the Imperial Army was intercepting radio communications between US air planes and air bases in the Pacific Ocean.  The unit had listening facilities around Tokyo.  They could capture radio waves transmitted even by B29s flying around Saipan, Tinian, and Guam.

At the time Japanese intelligence officers could not decipher coded signals the US military was then using, though they could decode US diplomatic coded messages.  However, they discovered that B29s used specific ID numbers like V400, V500, and V700.  It looked like B29 bombers were divided into the three major formations: V400, V500, and V700.  Each formation seemed to be using a specific air base in either of the three islands: Saipan, Tinian, and Guam.  For example, if a B29 radioed a signal 15V500, the bomber was the 15th plane of the V500 air battalion.

In this way, Tokyo comprehended how many B29s were stationed in each of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam in early 1945.  But one day in May 1945, the intercepting unit detected a very strange radio signal from a B29 flying from Hawaii to Tinian, which had never happened before.  The B29 sent a message directly to Washington DC.  And this B29 expressed itself as XXV600.  It belonged to a new air battalion.

However, as time went by and more radio interceptions were made,  it became clear that this air battalion had only 10 or so B29s, while each of other battalions had more than 120 B29s.  Japanese intelligence officers paid their attention to movements of this V600 unit.  V600's B29s were only training themselves sometimes flying near to Japan over Iwojima.  Even in such drill flyings, they flew only in a single- or a few-plane formation.   They didn't join air raids being pushed forward by other B29 squadrons.

Then one day, Japanese radars and radio interception facilities detected one B29 of the V600 battalion approaching Japan.  It was flying toward the Inland Sea of the Japanese Archipelago.   When B29s came to bomb Japanese cities on the Inland Sea regions, between Northern Kyusyu and Osaka, they usually came from the west.   But in the sky over the straight between the western end of the Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean there were no other B29s.  Japanese intelligence officers in radio facilities around Tokyo thought it was funny.   Then several hours later, they were reported that a few B29s that invaded into the sky over Hiroshima, on the Inland Sea, from the eastern direction dropped a new-type of bomb that destroyed most of Hiroshima City.

One of Japanese intelligence officers then remembered that he read a report, weeks before, of intercepted American news that one of US newspapers reported that an important experiment was successfully completed in New Mexico.  It must have been an atomic bomb test.

It is true as the US Government sent almost all of Japanese Americans and Japanese living in the mainland US to concentration camps in the wake of the Pearl Harbor Attack of December 1941, there was none in the mainland US that would spy on US military movements for the Empire of Japan.

But if the Imperial Japanese Army/Navy had had such concrete information that V600 B29s were for the atomic bomb attack mission, they should have sent scores of zero-fighters to the sky over Hiroshima to shoot down these 2 to 3 B29s venturing into Hiroshima with the atomic bomb.

However, there were none in the mainland America that would work for Japanese to spy on the US Government in WWII.


Mariana Islands - Tinian.PNG

US B29 bombers in Tinian Island in WWII

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Mar 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
Mar 6:28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
Mar 6:29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
Mar 6:30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.