Saturday, September 26, 2015

"Blessed be the LORD God of Shem" - The 2015 Pope's Visit to the US

The Pacific Coast west of Tokyo

The 2015 Pope's Visit to the US

Muslims have died in a tragic manner in Mecca, whose number was more than 700, while the Pope is visiting the US.

If you are serious believers of God, you must feel something grave.  With so many sacrifices of Muslims in an accident in Mecca during their holy pilgrimage, what does Heaven want to tell us while so many Americans are enjoying the Pope's visit to the US?

Another tragic incident occurred on a bridge near Seattle, the US, when the top Chinese leader left the city for Washington DC a few days ago.  With sacrifices of students from Japan, China, Indonesia and Austria in a traffic accident in Seattle, what does Heaven want to tell us while so many Americans are enjoying the Pope's visit to the US?

Is Islam not good for Christians?  Is the Chinese leadership not good for Japanese, Chinese themselves, Indonesians and Australians, while Japan, Indonesia and Australia are strong friendly powers to the US?

Do the two terrible accidents that happened on the occasion of the Pope's visit to the US imply that the enemies of Christianity and the US are Islam and China?  It seems to be against the spirit of the peace in the world.  Nobody will accept such an idea of regrading Islam and China as the enemies of Christianity and America.  And, contemporary global commonsense never supports such an idea.

But it is the fact that more than 700 Muslims died in an accident in Mecca and students from Japan, China, Indonesia and Austria died in an accident near Seattle, where the top Chinese leader just visited, while the Pope is being welcomed in Washington DC and New York so ardently.

Anyway, the Christian world, namely the very Europe under a strong influence of the Vatican and the US with its allies, must take up a challenge from Islam and China.  And I think that the consequence of the ordeal, political, cultural and religious, must be grave.

So, it is unthinkable that God never uses this opportunity of the Pope's visit to America for His delivering a holy message to believers in the world, including pious Judaists, Christians, and Muslims.

Pope Francis

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Gen 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Gen 9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Gen 9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Gen 9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

Friday, September 25, 2015

"whereas I was blind, now I see" - One Million Years Later

Around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

One Million Years Later

What will happen to mankind if science and technology continue to develop at rather a higher pace than it is today?

Ultimately, mankind would obtain a technology to replace any old cells in the human body, including those constituting the brain, the eye, and the heart.  Then no one gets older physically.

In the 22nd century, at the earliest, there might be no old men on the earth.  It also means that mankind get immortality.  Then what will happen?

Nonetheless, the end of the world should come to immortal human beings.  It should, if God so wishes, since the God is the Creator of the universe, mankind, and human souls.

One million years later, however, how will the earth look like?

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Joh 9:25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"He is of age" - Pope in the White House

Ginza, Tokyo

Pope in the White House

The Pope visited the White House.

Did he ask President Obama to tell Xi, the Chinese leader, to stop demolition of Christian churches in China, since Xi is soon to meet Obama in the White House?
China: Authorities demolish huge multi-million dollar church 
A huge multi-million dollar cathedral-style church is being demolished in China, the latest church to go under the wrecking ball in a long-running campaign which reflects the growing concern in Beijing about the rise of the Christian evangelical movement.
The Three Self Patriotic Movement church in Wangling, Zhejiang is not an unofficial house church like so many in China, but is one that is sanctioned by the government. It is to be rebuilt elsewhere and compensation of about $161,000 paid for the loss the old one. 
The destruction mirrors that of the $5 million Sanjiang church in Wenzhou, also in Zhejiang, demolished last year just weeks after it was completed. It is being reported in detail on Twitter from Texas with pictures and links by Chinese Christian pastor Bob Fu, founder and president of China Aid. 
More than 450 crosses on official Protestant churches have also been removed from churches in the province in the last 18 months after the local government announced that all crosses must be taken off the tops of the buildings. However, churches can now afix them to the sides of the buildings but they cannot be too prominent.

There are no precise figures but estimates have put the number of Protestants in China at between 50 and 100 million and the number of Catholics at six million. There are thought to be about 70 million party members.
No Christianity is welcomed in China, but the dollar is.

The Pope should announce that the Vatican is a great enemy of money.

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Joh 9:23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
Joh 9:24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

Monday, September 21, 2015

"who hath opened his eyes, we know not" - Christ Jesus as God

The Ueno Station, Tokyo

Christ Jesus as God

The most important part of Christianity is that it can stand alone without traditions of Judaism.

If it is required to learn and understand contents of the Old Testament, with about 1,200 pages in an English version, for people to be saved by Christianity, who can be saved?  Accordingly Christ Jesus did not request such heavy work.  Christ Jesus just taught loving God with all of one's ability.

It is a matter of recognition of God.  True Christianity should not have anything to do with other things than God.  God is the central issue of Christianity, but the historical backgrounds of the religion are not.  Indeed Christ Jesus is said to have sent His disciples to the world most parts of which had nothing to do with Judaism.

Though Christ Jesus referred to God in various contexts His followers could easily comprehend, ultimately God of Christ Jesus is God of mankind.

But He did not explain God or prove existence of God in a scientific manner.  He introduced God through relationships between God and human beings.  God in Heaven is the father of all the human beings, and human beings must obey God. This teaching does not need any knowledge of the Old Testament.  Any man in any tribe in the world can understand the meaning.

Though Christianity is usually positioned with Judaism and Islam side by side, it is different from the two religions in that it doesn't essentially request any conditions to follow it.  You don't have to be born as Judaists or admit superiority of the clan of the founder of the religion and the language they use.  Originally, to follow Christ Jesus you need any conditions but admit that God in Heaven is the father of all the human beings, and human beings must obey God.

You don't even need the Bible to follow Christ Jesus, since even the Gospels were not written when Christ Jesus preached in Palestine 2000 years ago.  Christ Jesus came to save people who were poor, ignorant, and illiterate.  So, His teaching was very simple: Love your God with all of your ability and love your neighbors as you love yourself.

If any man stands before God, he or she must soon recognize that the one before him or her is God.  Without referring to any holy books, they must discern God.

It might not be DNA in the human body, but DNA in our souls must be coded so that our spiritual eyes can recognize God.

But how many people have ever seen God?  Even Moses saw God only in the form of fire.  Therefore, the meaning of Christ Jesus as God is profound.  Yet, today, do people think that they are watching God when they see pictures and images of Christ Jesus in churches, books, works of art, etc.?

But what would Judaists or Muslims do when they find God in those images of Christ Jesus?

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Joh 9:21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.