Saturday, August 01, 2015

"Jesus called his disciples unto him" - Two Chinese Christian Revolutionists

Around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Two Chinese Christian Revolutionists

The key to understanding China before WWII is Sun Yat-sen (1866 – 1925), a Chinese revolutionary leader against Qin and the first president of the Republic of China).

Both the leaders, present and past, of Beijing and Taipei respect Sun.  He was the greatest hero in China after the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911.   It was not easy for Chinese politicians and leaders of any parties and camps to establish a new nation after the imperial Qin government was crushed through a series of battles.  But it was so impressive that finally those revolutionary activists set Sun as their top leader, though not autocratic but symbolic, to lead new China.   Even it looked possible that communist and nationalist Chinese camps got united under the authority of Sun who had learned in Hawaii and London (in the British Museum) and was even trusted by leaders of the Soviet Union.

However, the keys to understanding Sun Yat-sen were Christianity and Japan.  Especially, the fact that the first modern president of China was a Christian is very significant.

When Sun was a child, he often met one of his uncles who had joined the insurgent army led by Hong Xiuquan (1814-1864).
Hong Xiuquan led the Taiping Rebellion against the Qing Dynasty, establishing the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom over varying portions of southern China, with himself as the "Heavenly King" and self-proclaimed brother of Jesus Christ.
Young boy Sun liked to play the role of Hong Xiuquan when he performed a make-bedlieve play of the Taiping Rebellion with his friends.  He respected self-professed Christian Hong Xiuquan who had claimed that one night he had heard a voice of God, which had led him to launching a large-scale insurgency against the Qing dynasty.

As for Japan's influence on Sun Yat-sen, it is said one of his last words on his deathbed in Beijing was Japanese.
Sun Yat-sen spent time living in Japan while in exile. He befriended and was financially aided by a democratic revolutionary named Miyazaki Toten. Most Japanese who actively worked with Sun were motivated by a pan-Asian fear of encroaching Western imperialism. 
On 20 August 1905, Sun joined forces with revolutionary Chinese students studying in Tokyo, Japan to form the unified group Tongmenghui (United League), which sponsored uprisings in China.[45][46] By 1906 the number of Tongmenghui members reached 963 people.

On 28 November 1924 Sun traveled to Japan and gave a speech on Pan-Asianism at Kobe, Japan.
Sun died of liver cancer on 12 March 1925 at the age of 58 at the Rockefeller financed Peking Union Medical College. 

Sun (seated, right) and his wife Soong Ching-ling (seated, center) in Kobe, Japan in 1924.

So, as a lesson, when you became a great leader in China, you have to respect both Christianity and Japan.

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Mar 8:1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
Mar 8:2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:
Mar 8:3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"I am from him" - Successors of the Human History

Around Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Successors of the Human History

What started must be ended in a state reflecting the state where it has started.

This era after Christ has continued for 2,000 years.  If the present period of time is a demarcation point, we have to check how the state of the world 2,000 years ago has changed to date.

Roughly speaking, in the first century the Roman Empire reached its heyday, at least, in terms of the size of its territory.  The Empire fought in Great Britain, leaving at least a proof of the scope of its influence as far as in Britain.  The Empire fought in the east of the Rhine River, making a difference of culture between future France and Germany.  The Empire destroyed Jerusalem, triggering future penetration of Judaists into Europe.  Put simply, a rough framework of Europe and the Near East of today was set  in the first century by the Roman Empire as the active player.

In the first century the Parthian Empire ruled present-day Iran and Iraq, thus preventing penetration of Roman troops into the Middle East.  It also means that the region was kept off a strong influence of Christianity, allowing other religions (mostly future Islam) to emerge and expand.

In the first century, India was governed by the Kushan Empire where Buddhism was respected and transformed as shown by Greco-Buddhist art, including Buddhist statues.  However, as this Empire had been established by an Iranian tribe, the future acceptance of Islam in part of great India seems to have been rooted in this period.

In the first century, China was ruled by the Han dynasty (206 BC to 220).  The Han court adopted Confucianism as its state religion, though Buddhism was first brought to China in this period.  However, there was an interruption of the Han dynasty as a revolution occurred.  The Xin dynasty was established by a maternal relative of a Han emperor, thus interrupting the governance of the Han court from 9 to 23 AD.  This revolution was so devastating that the population of China decreased from about 60 million to 20 million when the Han court took over power again from the Xin court.  To prevent such a revolution, Confucianism was all the more encouraged for the general public by Han rulers.  Nonetheless, China has had to experience similar revolutions and ideological control so many times to date for 2,000 years.

In the first century, a local leader or a local king in West Japan sent a mission to the Han court.  At the time most of the Korean Peninsula was colonized by the Han dynasty.  But Chinese troops did not cross the sea to invade Japan.  The Han court sent a gold seal to the local king of West Japan in return.  Chinese started to call Japanese "Wa" with a sense of strong distinction from other tribes living in the Far East or eastward around China.  Even today, there is a stronger influence of Confucianism and historical linkage with China in Korea than in Japan, though Koreans today don't use kanji (Chinese) letters but Japanese do.

Now you can understand what the global history is, if you live in America or Australia.  We should not simply live today as an individual who knows only the world of today.  We are expected to understand ourselves as successors of the human history that has spanned at least 2,000 years since the emergence of Christ Jesus around Jerusalem.


0 to 750: The Early Christianity Failed

750 to 1500: The Vatican Failed

1500 to 1750: The European Protestantism Failed

1750 to 2000: The American Christianity Failed

2010: Start of the Second Coming of the Son of God

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Joh 7:27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
Joh 7:28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
Joh 7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"when Jesus had ended these sayings" - Oswald and His Alibis

A Tokyo Subway Station

Oswald and His Alibis

Oswald could not set up his alibis in both the JFK assassination case and the officer Tippit murder case.

If some group of anti-Kennedy criminals had wanted to frame these cases on Oswald, they should have naturally destroyed the alibi of Oswald in the two cases.  And, they seem to have succeeded.

These two homicide cases were clearly related.  JFK was killed around 0:30 p.m. on November 22, 1963 and Tippit was killed around 1:15 p.m.  When JFK was killed, Oswald was alone somewhere in the Texas School Book Depository building.  When Dallas police officer Tippit was shot four times with a revolver and/or an automatic pistol, Oswald was on his way to the Texas Theater.  Oswald had no alibis.

The most difficult part in using Oswald as a dummy is how to take away alibis from Oswald in crucial moments.  And, the anti-Kennedy group remarkably succeeded.

Conversely, mysteries of the JFK Assassination could be solved when it is found where Oswald was at the times of both the murders.

To make sure, as the Zapruder film shows that President Kennedy was shot at the forehead, it was not Oswald that fired the fatal shot at JFK.

Anyway, it seems that Oswald had not been viewed or spotted with anybody suspicious in Dallas before November 22.  Oswald must have been manipulated very carefully for months before the Assassination.

An FBI agent who interviewed him wrote that “Oswald stated that … he had eaten lunch in the lunch room at the Texas School Book Depository, alone, but recalled possibly two Negro employees walking through the room during this period. He stated possibly one of these employees was called ‘Junior’ and the other was a short individual.”
Some second–hand versions of Oswald’s alibi have him claiming to have eaten lunch with ‘Junior’ Jarman, which Jarman denied. This denial allowed the Warren Report to dismiss without argument Oswald’s claim that he was on the first floor.

It was just like with the Texas Theater. Why did he go there? It wasn’t because he had a hankering for a war movie. And it wasn’t because he had to duck off the street after having killed Tippit because he didn’t kill Tippit. There is a witness, Butch Burroughs, the popcorn man at the theater, who insisted that Oswald was in the theater at 1:07. Tippit wasn’t killed until 1:16. So, do the Math.

BTW;  It was NOT Oswald's jacket found in the used car lot.   The jacket found had a Cleaner's tag on it.Marina testified that she always washed his jackets.

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Mat 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
Mat 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

"Let the children first be filled" - Historical Symbolic Incidents in these 500 Years

The National Diet Bldg., Tokyo

Historical Symbolic Incidents in these 500 Years

Symbolic incidents in the centuries since Columbus reached America about 500 years ago should be as follows:

1500 or so: Columbus reaches America.

1600 or so: Shakespeare contributes to English literature.

1700 or so: Newton contributes to physics and mathematics.

1800 or so: Napoleon contributes to modern political regimes in Europe.

1900 or so: Einstein contributes to advanced physics.

2000 or so: The Islamic terror comes to have a dangerous momentum.

What I mean is when you discuss the world of today, including the Greek Crisis, the Islamic nation, and race-related shooting crimes in the US, you have to think about underlying influences of those symbolic incidents.

Put simply, mankind will not be able to govern themselves equipped with modern technologies and social/political/economic theories without stronger control based on stronger faith in God.

The human beings have entered a very dangerous era in my view.  We have to refer to the history to address this situation with full of hidden dangers concerning not only material conditions but also spiritual frameworks of the human society.

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Mar 7:27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

"much more than a prophet" - Distributed Olympic Games

A Soccer Game around Tokyo

Distributed Olympic Games

Olympic Games should be changed in terms of its management.

With advancement of technologies, telecommunications, transportation, and facilities and equipment, Olympic Games should be carried out in a different way from a conventional one where only one city or a nation hosts whole games of the Olympics.

So far as now Olympics Games have been held in advanced nations in Europe, Americas, and East Asia.  Poor countries seem to have no chances to host the Olympics forever.  I think we have to give poor or developing countries chances to host some games for the Olympics.

For example, Tokyo is expected to host the 2020 Olympic Games.  But it doesn't have to hold all the games in and around Tokyo.  Tokyo should manage the whole Olympic Games but it should assign venues of some of sporting events to cities in some other countries such as Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam that have no chances to host any Olympic sporting events for centuries.

Today global audiences observe sporting events held in any part on the globe on TV and through the Internet in real time.  For them it doesn't matter where such events are held.  Athletes can move quickly from country to country by jet planes.  They can compete, for example, in Vietnam, and they can quickly fly to Tokyo for commendation ceremonies.

Though it seems too late for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this new scheme of distributed Olympic Games should be adopted in future, so that more countries can be directly involved in the Olympics.  If this scheme should be adopted, even Libya, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India will be able to host some Olympic events.    

Implementation of Olympic Games should be distributed over two or more countries, though one city officially entitled to hold the Olympics should provide the main stadium and should be in charge of whole management of Olympic events.

And then, more countries will enjoy benefit from the Olympics in terms of not only economy but also spirit of peace and sports, while games will be held more economically and securely.

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Luk 7:26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.