Saturday, December 31, 2016

"rather seek ye the kingdom of God" - 100,000-Year-Old Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji snow-capped, 100 Km far, over dry paddy field from around Tokyo, at the end of 2016 

100,000-Year-Old Mt. Fuji

It is believed that Mt. Fuji was fully formed about 100,000 years ago.

As other volcanoes in Japan (with 86 active volcanoes) were mostly formed several hundreds of thousands of years to one million years ago, Mt. Fuji is a relatively young volcano in Japan, though it is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters.

Mt. Fuji is situated 100 km (60 miles) west of Tokyo.  It happens to be roughly near the central point of the Japanese Archipelago.  There are no other capitals of major countries in the world that have the highest mountains of their nations so close to them.

The last major eruption of Mt. Fuji occurred in 1707.  At the time, a great amount of volcano ash fell in Tokyo (then called Edo) like snow falling.  This eruption was triggered by an M8.7 earthquake that had occurred 49 days before the eruption.

If Mt. Fuji should erupt again in the same scale as that of the 1707 eruption, not only the city of Tokyo (with population of 12 million) but also the economy of Japan is expected to be hit hard since the possible disaster would sever the main transportation artery between Tokyo and other western cities such as Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and as far as Fukuoka.
Mt. Fuji is usually called Fuji-san (san: mountain) by the Japanese people with a sense of pride and familiarity.

Incidentally, the ridge line or the shape of the slope from its summit to its foot somewhat resembles the curve of a Japanese sword.
(Refer to of the December 29 post for a clearer shape of the slope).

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Luk 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luk 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Friday, December 30, 2016

"thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart" - The Sun's Sons


The Sun's Sons

There are interesting pieces of fables created by Aesop (620 and 564 BCE).
The Greek historian Herodotus mentioned in passing that "Aesop the fable writer" was a slave who lived in Ancient Greece during the 5th century BCE.
One of the most well known stories of his is the race between a turtle and a rabbit.  The rabbit who thought he could easily beat the turtle started to rest and fall asleep in the middle of the race.   While the rabbit was sleeping, the turtle continued his walk to the goal without resting.

Christ Jesus never referred to Aesop and his fables.  For example, He did not assert that Judaists would be like the rabbit while His followers would be like the turtle.  Or He did not predict that Romans would be like the rabbit while His followers would be like the turtle.

Aesop fables depict many cases of conflict between a deceiving guy and a deceived one.  Those fables intend to give warning to people so that they would not trust others and not become victims.  There is no concern about value of being honest, kind, and compassion to victims.  Aesop simply said that there were many and various types of bad guys and their tricks so that you had to be careful not to be taken in.  And interestingly, his fables could be read as real even today.

According to Christianity, those who believe in God do not play others false, since God forbids it.  However, if you don't believe in God, you would become one of deceiving guys depicted by Aesop.  Then, you do not show any progress of humanity in these 2000 years since the emergence of Christ Jesus.  Most of people today who deceive others still live in the world of Aesop.

THE FROGS AND THE SUN  When Aesop saw crowds of people thronging to the wedding party of his neighbour, a thief, he immediately told them the following story: 'Once upon a time, the Sun wanted to get married but the frogs raised a cry of protest up to the heavens. Jupiter, disturbed by their shouting, asked the reason for their complaint, and one of the swamp's inhabitants explained, "Already one Sun is enough to burn up all the ponds, condemning us to a miserable death in our parched abode. What is going to happen to us when he will have sons of his own?"'

So, when God heard this story of Aesop, He must have decided to send His Son to the earth to save people regardless of artistic inspiration of Aesop and worry of the frogs.  And that is why the first miracle Christ Jesus performed was at a certain wedding banquet to prevent a thief from stealing wine.

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Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

"And seek not ye what ye shall eat" - Hate Money but Love God

Mt. Fuji, 100 Km far, from around Tokyo

Hate Money but Love God

Why does money have such value as would be admitted by everybody?

No matter what you are, if you have $10 and go to a hamburger shop, you can get enough foods in exchange of $10 in any countries, even with a change back.

Money is so convenient, since only money counts when you get foods and any other goods and services.  Basically, nothing else matters if you have money.  You can be a criminal or a very stupid or harmful man or you can be a black in a white-dominant town.  You can buy anything by money which is priced.  You can get hamburgers or any foods if you have enough money; you personality doesn't count.  Money is so convenient, democratic, and efficient.

The power of money is so overwhelming that no countries in the world have to specify in their constitutions that people must admit power of money.  Indeed, every country collects tax in the form of money.  And any enterprises in this world pay money to their employees in exchange of their labor.  Goods and services are provided by enterprises in exchange of  money.

Conversely, finally the mankind has built a world where without money they cannot even get foods and other goods and services.  Put extremely, everything in this world is priced, meaning everything can be sold and bought by money.

If there is no money in this world, people might eventually fight physically one another to get goods and services.  Or even people might start to kill one another to get goods and services from others.  But in the economic system based on money, people only have to work peacefully hard to earn money with which they can purchase goods and services.

So, what is bad about money?  Money is not distributed equally in the society.  Some people have big money while others have only little.  So, rich men provide money for poor men in exchange of their services or labor.  Rich men control poor men through money.

Poor men need money to buy foods.  But money is only given to them not by God but by rich men in exchange of their services.  If a rich man dislikes a specific poor man, the rich man will not hire the poor man and give him money.  Then the poor man will starve to death.  So, every poor man would try to be liked by rich men who can hire them and give them money.

Rich men with money can control and rule poor men.

Capitalists in the capitalist society and leaders in the communist society have both big money to control and rule poor men.  They can almost order poor men to do anything, for example, kill their enemies.  Or rich men can order poor men even to hate God if they want money from them.

Money had a function to make economic transactions smooth.  But money has a more significant function to allow rich men to control poor men.  And through the latter function, Satan controls and rules men to order them to do any evil and ungodly deeds.

If Satan is a rich man and an angel is a poor man, Satan can even make the angel do any evil and ungodly deeds, in this context.  And this is what Satan wants.  This is why Satan helped the mankind invent and introduce money.

Money is in the hand of evil men who admire Satan since Satan helped the mankind invent and introduce money.

That is why Christ Jesus said to hate money but love God.

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Luk 12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

" Consider the lilies how they grow" - Violently Promoting Development of Civilization


Violently Promoting Development of Civilization

Christ Jesus said that there are no good men but only God is good.

But why cannot men be good?  It is because they love something other than being good more than being good.  Put simply men love being bad and evil more than being good.

But why do men love being bad and evil?

First of all, men love themselves more than others.   They don't mind being  bad and evil to others to suppress, harm, or control them.  They can justify their act of being bad and evil to others.  It is to make themselves happy.  Conversely, if men were good, they would not sacrifice others to make themselves happy.

Therefore, as men love themselves more than others, Christ Jesus said that there are no good men.

People overlook others being happy as long as they are happier than others.  But at the core of their minds, men love themselves more than others.

So, even at a primitive level of civilization, those who have power would suppress development of civilization in the society they govern.  While in the current situation, they control others and keep their power without threats, if civilization is further advanced, their hegemony might become unstable. Those who acquire new technology and economic power might try to challenge them and overturn their rule.  So, those who had power in any society in the past did not necessarily encourage innovation and advancement.  They encouraged and promoted innovation only when they were confident that their dominance could be secured if their civilization further advanced.

This tendency had been stronger in Asia where the system had been traditionally repressive or binding as their societies were mostly based on collective agriculture.  Also in the Islamic regions, leaders were afraid such advancement might cause great instability in the Islamic society.

However, in Western Europe, after the hegemony of the Vatican got weakened around 1500, competition among nations got intensified without the unified authority or the great political and religious intermediate.  Monarchs and kings had to encourage development of their society to survive, paving the way for great advancement of material civilization in Western Europe in the modern era.  And the world of today where development of science and technology are greatly encouraged is in this extension of the movement of Western Europe after 1500.

Therefore, today's civilization is not supported and driven by good people.  But its development is encouraged by the elites and leaders on societies and nations who are afraid of being lost, conquered, and enslaved, and this sense is shared by all the members in the societies and nations.

In other words, people in the world are essentially violently promoting development of civilization while in older days monarchs and rulers of nations, generally speaking, violently controlled or suppressed development of civilization to secure their interest.

So, if you see great, various, and advanced products of today's civilization,  you cannot have confidence that your future or the future of mankind is promising and rosy.  It is because men are still bad and evil while material civilization has reached this impressive high level.

Our civilization is not progressing in a manner to make people good.  We have to stop and reflect.

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Luk 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Monday, December 26, 2016

"have ye not read in the book of Moses" - Ancestors of Japanese and Native Americans


Ancestors of Japanese and Native Americans

The history of Japan started 16,500 years ago when the so-called Jomon era began.  This Neolithic age of  Japan (featured by development of various earthenware vessel use, which is unique in the world) ended about 2,500 years ago when the so-called Yayoi era began with introduction of rice farming.

The basis of the Japanese people or the Japanese race was formed in this Jomon era.  And from analyses of genes and DNA, it is believed that most of the Jomon people came from eastern Siberia across the strait between the Asian Continent and Hokkaido, the most northern major island of the Japanese archipelago.  However, there is also a theory that some people came to Japan in the Jomon era from the south over the western Pacific from areas around Indonesia.

Although Japan is near Korea and China, there are no proof that a great number of people once migrated from Korea or China to Japan to share a majority of residents in Japan especially in the Jomon era.  However, along with introduction of rice farming in the subsequent Yayoi era, which continued till the third century, and along with introduction of Buddhism or due to wars and political turmoils in the Korean Peninsula in the subsequent period when the imperial authority was established in Japan, some Koreans moved to Japan to be absorbed by native Japanese.    

On the other hand, it is believed that it was about 15,000 years ago that some Asian tribes migrated from eastern Siberia to North America.  Based on some DNA analysis, it is believed that there was an original group of ancient eastern Siberia tribes from which ancestors of the Japanese or the Jomon people migrated to the Japanese archipelago and also ancestors of Native Americans migrated to North America almost at the same era of 16,500 years to 15,000 years ago,

In this context, the Japanese are closer to Native Americans than Chinese.

In a similar way, I think that it will be proved someday that Judaists or Israelis are closer to ancient Sumerians than contemporary Arabs in terms of the origin of their ancestors.

And, the largest enigma for the mankind is from where Sumerians came to Mesopotamia 5,500 years ago, since Abraham was born around the Sumerian city Ur about 4,000 years ago, although the Great Pyramids of Giza were built 4,500 years ago.

Anyway, we have to respect our ancestors like Judaists respect Abraham and Moses.

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Mar 12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
Mar 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

"Jesus knew their thoughts" - Sacred Men with the Brown Skin

Tokyo Bay

Sacred Men with the Brown Skin

Adam means soil in Hebrew.

This concept came from the Sumerian Civilization that developed along the Euphrates River.  However, as God input a spirit in the soil, it became a human being.

However, the fact that the human body looked like being made of soil means that early civilization was established by people with the brown skin.  Even Christ Jesus must have looked like one of those people with the brown skin.

In the Bible, there are no descriptions of difference in the color of skin among those depicted in the holy book.  Even the Gospels do not especially describe difference in the skin color between Israelites and Romans.

Maybe in the Roman Empire, the difference in the skin color must not have significance.  It must be after the civilization moved to the north of the Alps that the color of the skin of difference races came to be paid strong attention to.

Anyway, if Adam is white, no ancient people named the first man Adam.  The first man had the brown skin.  So, white men who have prejudice of people with the brown skin might be cursed by God.

Great religions were all established by great or sacred men with the brown skin.

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Mat 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"in his name shall the Gentiles trust" - Wisdom for Economics

Around Tokyo

Wisdom for Economics

The following calculation adds all the integers up to the infinity.

S = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +...

Therefore the result is infinity.  However, if it is multiplied by two, it results in a strange conclusion.

2S = 2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 10 + 12 +...

This calculates the sum of  all the even integers that are a part of S.  Therefore S > 2S: S is larger than 2S.  It is strange.  If any integer N is multiplied by 2, the result 2N will be larger than N.  But, as for the above infinite summation, 2S is smaller than S.

When your wealth or desire that can be infinite is multiplied, something spiritual related to it would be smaller.  The more your wealth or desire is multiplied, the less its spiritual effect will be.

Our economy is based on an implicit rule that profit, interest, or wealth can be pursued up to infinity.  It is absurd.  As it reflects man's boundless desire for wealth, it is dangerous and foolish.

There must be an optimum and allowable level of wealth man is allowed to possess and pursue in any given social environment.  Economics should be built on this wisdom.

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Mat 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Now there were seven brethren" - Calculation of Every Second of One's Life

Tokyo Bay

Calculation of Every Second of One's Life

Mathematically, the following calculation of an infinite sequence has no definite solution.

X = 1 - 1 + 1  - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1...

However, if the right side is modified as follows,  the solution is zero.

X = (1 - 1) + (1 - 1) + (1 - 1) + (1 - 1) + (1 - 1) + (1 - 1)...
   =  (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) +...
   = 0

However, if the right side is modified as follows,  the solution is one.

X = 1 + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 1)...
   = 1 + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) +...
  =  1

But, if the following formula is applied, as a = 1 and r = -1, the solution is 1/2.

X = a + ar + ar^2 + ar^3 + ar^4 + ar^5 + ar^6 + ar^7...
    =  a/(1 - r)

X = 1/[1 - (-1)] = 1/(1 + 1) = 1/2

That is,
1/2 = 1 - 1 + 1  - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1...


0.5 = 1 - 1 + 1  - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1...

So,  this infinite sequence is not simple.

Man's  life is close to an infinite sequence of events that began far before a man was born.  Although a man cannot live forever, every second in which he lives may be presented as one (1) in the sequence.  Or it might be even regarded as having started when the earth was created in our solar system in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Anyway, the solution of your life may be 1, 0, or 1/2 depending on how it is calculated.

The lesson?  We cannot correctly judge any one's life, if we tried observe or calculate every second of his or her life.  Only God can judge it.

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Mar 12:20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
Mar 12:21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
Mar 12:22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
Mar 12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
Mar 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
Mar 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

Monday, December 19, 2016

"He shall not strive, nor cry" - A Christmas Story?


A Christmas Story?

There was a British writer a century ago who had tried to help and save a prostitute when he was a student in a local city of England.

But as he had no money for himself, he stole money from another student of the university where he learnt.  However, he was found in his act of the crime and arrested by the police.  Accordingly he was expelled from the university.

But his friends had compassion on him, so that they collected some money, gave it to him,  and sent him to the U.S.  But this young man could not find a job easily in America and wandered as a vagabond from New York to Chicago.

Desperately, he visited a newspaper office in Chicago to ask them to buy his novel.  A responsible man told him that if he he brought a novel next day, the newspaper would buy it.  So, the desperate British young man wrote a short novel overnight in a cheap hotel.  The newspaper company bought it and put it on its paper.  Following it, as other newspaper companies started to offer chances for writing to him, he could get some money.  But,  he finally decided to return to  England after spending a year in the US.  

The young man started to live as a writer in London, but his works didn't sell well.  However, he called the prostitute to London and married her.  But his wife, an ex-prostitute, could not enjoy a poor life with him in London.  She drank much, got ill, and died in time.  But, years later, his works started to get many readers and eventually he succeeded as a novelist.

So, we should wonder what novel God wanted this man to write based on his experience from a local city in England to New York and further to Chicago, and then back to England to settle in London which was triggered by his love or compassion to a prostitute in a local city in England.

A Christmas story?

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Mat 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

"I will put my spirit upon him" - You Must Not Trust the Pope

Yokosuka Naval Base, Tokyo Bay

You Must Not Trust the Pope

There are many people who are engaged in Christianity, namely, priests, clergymen, bishops, scholars of religion, etc. but who cannot understand any spiritual matters.

These people don't think that there are Heaven and the hell.  They think what is described in the Bible is just fantasy or a simple story.  They think the teaching of Christ Jesus is just mere ethical codes or lessons.  They cannot believe miracles and spiritual matters.  They don't even think that men have souls.  They think if a man dies, nothing is left and nothing happens to his soul; they are virtually atheists.  

But, they are engaged in professions related to Christianity because of worldly reasons.  For example, their parents have been priests so that they can easily take the same path.  Or they think that they can have middle class lives if they become priests.  Sometimes, they have found that they have no other ability but become priests.

Such priests or clergymen may function to support the social framework of Christianity.   But they are not holy at all.  From the beginning, they cannot understand what is holy and what is evil.  Ultimately, they will join Satan rather than God.  What they want is that they are respected as priests, though they don't even know they are not true followers of God, by others who also don't understand Christianity.  They want to just enjoy social status as priests, though they are harming society in an inexplicit manner.

But they are not acutely so harmful that other leaders of cults.  Leaders of cults think that they can abuse religion to earn money.  They intentionally cheat people into believing that they are holy.  For them, religion is an easy mean to make money.  They think that there are many stupid people who believe God.  All they have to do is to show some religious knowledge, and then those innocent people would believe and respect them.  They deserve being cheated and deceived, they think.  By taking advantage of good nature or weakness of others, they sell their phony religion to these victims.  They are harming society through their mean-spirited religious activities in an explicit manner.

So, how can we make difference between true followers of God or holy men from phony religious professionals?

If those who are engaged in religious matters are rich, you must not trust them.  If those who are engaged in religious matters have any titles or high status in their religious bodies, you must not trust them.  If those who are engaged in religious matters show a lack of understanding of social justice, spiritual matters, or compassion to the poor or victims, you must not trust them.

If they are homeless, you may trust them.

In this context, you must not trust the Pope and those who are surrounding him.


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Mat 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

"I have no room where to bestow my fruits" - Money Makes People Hate One Another


Money Makes People Hate One Another

Wherever you may go, you find rich people and poor people.

There are no countries where all the people are equally rich or poor.  In any human societies, there are rich people and poor people.  Or in any eras in the past there were rich people and poor people.

And, in any societies, to become rich and keep wealth, you have to neglect poor people, commit any crimes, and control society with intention to keep yourself rich.

In other words, most of crimes in a society are rooted in this gap between the rich and the poor or in evil acts and deeds the rich commit to protect their wealth.  And the less the rich have love to the poor, the more they will harm and damage the poor.

The point at issue is that it is not what God expected the mankind to do.  God did not expect that the rich occupy wealth by sacrificing the poor and accumulate wealth by exploiting the poor.  However, the mankind clearly started this mode of living at a certain period of time.

It looks like having been triggered when the mankind started agriculture in a large scale like in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, etc.  And, then it seems to have been intensified by introduction of money.  And, people came to think that it was natural to think hat the aim of their lives was to become rich.   Some people even came to think that being rich was good and being poor was evil.

The first man who has ever clearly pointed at evil of the rich and condemned the rich for their evil ways of living is Christ Jesus.  He even told that rich men would be thrown to the hell after their death.

So, we have to think that God sent Christ Jesus to the human world to proclaim that God hates the rich and does not admit them into Heaven.

The significance of Christ Jesus and Christianity is in this regard: God hates rich men.  Indeed most of tragedies in this world are rooted in the situation that no rich men help poor men or rich men are abusing poor men, or money makes people hate one another.  

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Luk 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Luk 12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
Luk 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
Luk 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

Friday, December 16, 2016

"Peter continued knocking" - It is Evil People that are Wrong but not God

Tokyo Bay

It is Evil People that are Wrong but not God

Allah has not helped Syrians, Iraqis, and other Muslims.

So, you may think that Allah has nothing to do with plights Muslims have faced.  You may think Allah exists but He has no intention to save Muslims.

The same thing happened with Judaists in WWII.  God did no save Judaists from Nazis.  Judaiats might have thought that God has nothing to do with their plight, and God exists but He has no intention to save Juadaits.

However, many Muslims as well as Judaiats and Christians seem to think that it is not God that has made people suffer but bad people.  God gave freedom to human beings, so that bad men can act on his evil motivations, harming and killing others without reference from God.  And victims who have lost all hopes can still pray to God, since God is the creator of the universe and soles of human beings.

God is not ordering bad people to attack, harm, and kill the innocent.  Bad people are attacking, harming, and killing others on their own initiatives without any relation to God.  God is not responsible for all these tragedies.  It is human beings who were given freedom by God that are responsible for the Holocaust, the wars in Syria and Iraq, and any other wars in the past.

God has never used bad people to make the faithful suffer.  God is not responsible.

You cannot deny existence of God only because God has not interfered to save lives of the victims, such as Judaists in WWII and Muslims of today.

Besides, God is the creator of lives of human beings.  He can create new human lives as many as possible while compensating losses of lives of those victims.

Anyway, we should not doubt existence of God only because of the Holocaust and the current tragedy in Syria and Iraq.  It is bad human beings that have made the faithful suffer and get harmed and killed.  It means that there were chances that human beings could prevent those tragedies beforehand.

Wars are not caused by God but by bad and evil people.  Based on the principle that the mankind is responsible collectively for what they have done, we should not expect that God immediately comes and saves lives of victims of a war human beings have started.

It is evil people that are wrong but not God at all in terms of tragedies such as war.

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Act 12:16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.
Act 12:17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

"as a flood after the woman" - Love God with all of Ability and Power


Love God with all of Ability and Power

Christ Jesus said to love God with all of our ability and power.  But specifically what should we do?

The first step is to think about God: how great God is; how omnipotent God is; and how wonderful God is.  The second step is to appreciate and praise God: how wonderful that God gave birth to us; how wonderful that God created this universe; and how wise God is in His creating this world.

But at the third step, we have to do something based on our recognition and appreciation of God to show our love to God.

Maybe we have to leave our rooms, houses, communities, towns, cities, provinces, etc. to the places God would indicate to us.  And when reach the places, God would show us what to do.

All we have to do is do what is requested by God with all of our heart, ability, and power.

Then, what the whole world will be if the whole mankind honestly follow this teaching of Christ Jesus?

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Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

"Stretch forth thine hand" - True Holy Trinity

A Local Area North of Tokyo

 True Holy Trinity

There are three cases: a case (C1) that Jesus is an ordinary man, another case (C2) that Jesus is is God, and the third case (C3) that Jesus is a prophet.

If the history was not embodied or before the history proceeded, the state must be a combination of C1+C2+C3.  In this state, Jesus might be God, an ordinary man, and a prophet at the same time.

Or, it tells that in principle any man can be an ordinary man, God, and a prophet.  But it is the state before he was born.  After he was born, he must be either of  an ordinary man, God, or a prophet.  And out of 10 billion people, 9,999,999,990 persons are ordinary people.  And out of 10 billion people, only nine become prophets.  Finally only one out of 10 billion human beings who have ever lived turned to be God, who is Christ Jesus.

However, Jesus has preserved all these three potential states all through His life and after His life as an ordinary man and a prophet in this world.

So, Judaists have seen only an ordinary man in Him; Muslims have seen only a prophet in Him.  But, some people, mostly called Christians, have seen God in Him.

More specifically, Jesus is also the Messiah (savior), the son of God, or the son of man (a holy spirit in the form of a man).

Anyway, before you were born, you were in the state of a combination of a rich man, a poor man, and a tragic man.  But as your life is getting embodied, you state comes to be fixed as a rich man, a poor man, or a tragic man.  In theory, you can maintain the original state of the combination, as Jesus could, but in reality your state is fixed to either of them.

So, Christ Jesus was in the state of combination of C1+C2+C3.   But the state of God is the most important.  Compared with significance that He was God, other possible states had almost no meaning.

Indeed, Christ Jesus is meaningful as he can be in the state of C2: He is God.  We may as well forget about C1 and C3.

Truly, God is almighty so that He can be an ordinary man, God, and a prophet at the same time or either of them on each different occasion.  This must be the true Holy Trinity.

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Mat 12:11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
Mat 12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
Mat 12:13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

"the head of the corner" - Infinity, Miracle and God

Mt. Fuji viewed from around Tokyo

Infinity, Miracle and God

You cannot point at a specific on a sheet of paper such as one designated as (1, 1) in a coordination system.

There are an infinite number of points on the sheet each of which can be expressed as (x, y) while x and y can take any real numbers such as (0.01, -0.95)

The possibility that you can correctly indicate the one point (1, 1) is one divided by infinity, which is virtually zero.  Or it means you have to try to point at points in an infinite number of times.  The number of your trial is counted from one to two, two to three, and further to a million or a trillion.  But as long as it is counted, it cannot reach infinity.

However, there exist infinite number of points on the sheet from the beginning, though you cannot confirm it by counting every point.

Something that is infinity from the beginning always exceeds an effort to count the number from one toward infinity.  It means you cannot point at any single point, on a sheet with an infinite number of points, which is specified with an coordinate unvisible.  

But by chance, you may just point at the point (1, 1).  It is a miracle.

If you beforehand mark an appropriate point with a notion of (1, 1), you can then easily point at the point (1, 1) on a sheet with an infinite number of points.  It is because you acted like a creator of the universe when you marked the point.

If something that is only possible by an infinite number of trials is realized, it is a miracle.  That is why the fact that this universe exists is a miracle.  The fact that you live at this moment is a miracle.  And a miracle is an act of God.  Therefore, this universe was created by God.

If an infinite number of times the Big Bang occurred, it would be still impossible to create this universe.  There are an infinite number of incomplete universes produced after an infinite number of  times of Big Bangs; however their is just only one complete universe suitable for emergence of our life, which is of course this universe.  So, this universe was created by a miracle, that is, by God.

What I want to emphasize is that something that is infinity from the beginning always exceeds an effort to count the number from one toward infinity.

God is from the beginning infinity to us who have to count from one toward infinity to realize infinity.

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Mar 12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
Mar 12:11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

Thursday, December 08, 2016

"the Son of man is Lord" - More Peace Loving God Followers Needed

Shinkansen super-express train, east of Tokyo

More Peace Loving God Followers Needed

When the Empire of Japan decided to launch a war against the US in 1941, only 10 to 20 persons were involved in the decision making: the emperor, the prime minister, other ministers and the Cabinet members, top generals of the Imperial Army and Navy.  But as a result of this war fought as part of WWII, three million Japanese were killed.

When the US decided to launch a war against Iraq in 2003, only several persons were involved in the decision making: the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, etc.  But as a result, hundreds  of thousands of Iraqis and subsequently Syrians as well as thousands of US soldiers faced fatal fates.  And, indirectly, due to the rise of ISIS, millions of Muslims have been forced to flee their countries as far as to Western Europe.

Whether in a totalitarian country or a fully democratic country, a decision made by a small number of top politicians could cause a grave consequence.  And if more people were involved in such decision making,  such a tragedy could not be prevented probably.

However, if there is common strong understanding in the society that a war must be avoided at any costs, the situation must be different.  Those top leaders must be influenced by the voice of citizens.

So, we need more peace loving God followers in any society to prevent war.  Only righteous citizens can stop war.  We should not trust and rely on top leaders of a nation.

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Mat 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

"I will have mercy" - Contribution to Improvement of the Society

The Tokyo Skytree, 634 meters high

Contribution to Improvement of the Society

There are too many crimes in this world.  But justice should be maintained.  However, it does not necessarily mean punish criminals.

Everyone lives in an given environment.  Through bidirectional relationship between his mind and the environment, his response is shaped.  There are so many factors in the environment that work on his mind that has also various conditions.  If there are strong discrepancies between factors around him and his mind state, acute stress will apply to his mind.  And, if he cannot solve the difficult state in an ordinary and lawful manner, he might resort to illegal, sinful, or criminal measures.

This can happen to anyone.   If anyone faces a situation that is beyond his capacity to handle it, he might act in an abnormal or criminal way.  It looks like a matter of relativity.

No matter how evil a man is, still he lives through relationship with an environment that surrounds him.  His evil act is a product of the relationship.  If his inner ungodliness accounts for 99% of responsibility, there is still 1% of responsibility on the environment.

Therefore, we have to contribute to improvement of ethics in the society while keeping ourselves off the dark domain of humanity rooted to human desires, in order to reduce crimes.  In other words, making no efforts to improve the society is a grave sin or crime if one  superficially behaves well observing sternly laws and regulation.  

You may say that you don't do anything wrong, but it is not enough.  You may as well say that you are actively contributing to improvement of the society though you might sometimes do something wrong, if minor.

Christ Jesus did not live as a man whose mind was simply righteous but as a man who was contributing to improvement of the society.

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Mat 12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Monday, December 05, 2016

"And again he sent another" - Japanese: Good Learners and Experts

Tokyo (a Sunday night)

Japanese: Good Learners and Experts

Since Japan abolished the samurai rule in 1868 through a civil war, Imperial Japan started modernization and Westernization.  To achieve this goal, the Imperial Government invited and employed many Western experts in various fields.  Breakdown of the number of those foreigners, who were hired between 1868 and 1900, into each country is as follows.

More than 8,000 Western experts in engineering, science, art, literature, etc. were employed by the Imperial Government of Japan, municipalities, universities, schools, private companies, and other entities.  On average, 250 Westerners were newly employed each year between 1868 and 1900.  Most of them were paid well and left Japan after completion of their contract terms.

Japan could avoid being colonized by Western nations unlike other Asian nations.  But it paid big money to learn products of the Western civilization and culture.  Due to this effort, the Empire of Japan became one of the seven largest economies in the world with strong military powers when the League of Nations was established after WWI in 1919.

GDP in 1929 (in $1 billion):
US: 844
UK: 240
USSR: 238
France: 192
Germany: 176
JAPAN: 123
Italy: 122

Good or bad, Japanese have been long involved in the global competition among strong nations in the modern history.  And, as Japan is an Asian nation, it is very unique in the world.

Nobel prize winners as of 2015:
No.1 US...339
2. UK...110
3. Germany...82
4. France...58
5. Sweden...32
6. Switzerland...27
7. JAPAN...22
8. Russia/USSR...20
9. Netherlands...16
10. Canada...14
10. Italy...14

Japanese have been not only good learners but also good experts.  It is because disciples cannot surpass their masters as the Bible reads.

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Mar 12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
Mar 12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
Mar 12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be our's.
Mar 12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

"Be not afraid of them that kill the body" - Effect of Sacred Books


Effect of Sacred Books

To reach any given number or integer, basically we have to add one to one; one or two to two; one, two, three, or four to three or four; and so on.  That is 1+1; 1+2 or 2+2; 1+3, 1+4, 2+3, 2+4, 3+3 or 3+4; and so on.  Basically, by adding one to N, we can reach a number larger by one than N, that is N+1.  However, this is time-consuming.

But if we know all the prime numbers, we can reach any number by multiplying prime number to other prime numbers as many as necessary times.  This must be faster.

For us to understand any matter in this world, we have to accumulate experiences step by step.  But if we are given some crucial knowledge such as prime numbers in arithmetic, we can swiftly reach a necessary level of understanding and comprehend truth or true meaning of the matter.

The Bible, the Koran, Buddhist scriptures, Confucian books, etc. would give us crucial knowledge about human matters in this world.  So, if you learn well these holy books, you can comprehend truth more swiftly than ordinary people who have to accumulate their own experiences and extract truth from them.  This is a great effect of reading sacred books.

Nonetheless, without proper experiences but only with knowledge obtained from reading sacred books, you cannot set a target number to calculate or you only know methods to calculate numbers.

That is why Christ Jesus said to abandon everything, including religious bodies, religious titles and positions, and religious arguments and follow him in paths through wilderness, villages, towns, and great cities.

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Luk 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Luk 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

"whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness" - Fukushima Daiichi Accident Victims in Schools

Fukushima field with disposal bags from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Fukushima Daiichi Accident Victims in Schools

There are still deplorable reports on children who left their hometowns in Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear accident of 2011, though almost six years have passed.

Specifically, one family that voluntarily moved from Fukushima to Yokohama City, immediately south of Tokyo, has complained publicly recently that their son, now a junior high school student, had been treated badly when he went to primary school in Yokohama.

When the boy started to go to the primary school, he was in the second grade.  But, his new classmates called him a germ, since they knew the boy came from Fukushima where the nuclear accident had occurred and a high level of radioactive doses had been reported.

Through the second to the fourth grades, the boy was sometime mocked at or bullied by classmates.  But when he advanced to the fifth and sixth grades, some classmates started to extort money from the boy for playing in a gaming arcade, a video  game parlor, etc.  Those bad boys said to the victimized boy that his family must have received big compensation money from the electric power company that owned the Fukushiama Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.   For two years, they extorted total 1.5 million yen ($15,000) from the poor boy.  The boy sometimes stopped going to school.

Of course, the boy sometimes asked help from teachers, but they did not sincerely respond to the boy's appeal.   And, even when teachers knew that the boy was extorted money from, the school management did not inform boy's parents of the fact.   In fact, other parents who heard of the extortion case from their children having not joined the bullying requested the school management to take some action to this problem.  Then a meeting was held with the teachers, the parents, and the boy, but the teachers said that the family had to report the extortion case to the police, and as for bullying due to the Fukushima matter, the boy had to behave well and take care of himself.

After the boy graduated from the primary school and advanced to a junior high school, the parent asked a lawyer to handle this case.  And then, this incident was exposed publicly, since newspapers, TV stations, etc. took up this case.

So, there must be not a few children who had moved from Fukushima Prefecture to other prefectures and started to go to new primary schools and then faced cold attitudes of some of their new classmates.  Some children in other prefectures seem to believe that Fukushima children were contaminated by radioactive doses like getting plagued.  And some of them think that their new classmates coming from Fuksuhima are dirty like germs.

As newspapers and TV critics and journalists criticize, the attitudes of those teachers who did not try to protect children from Fukushima Prefecture are graver and more alarming.

Finally, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan has issued official instructions to Yokohama City and its Education Commission to officially investigate into and respond to the case of bullying and extortion of pupils who moved from Fukushima Prefecture.

Though not all the schools and children who have received Fukushima boys and girls after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident have alienated, discriminated, insulted, bullied or intimidated the new classmates, this incident revealed how deplorable and foolish some Japanese are without learning correct things after the the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

There have been no reports that any medical doctors and staff have been physically damaged by radiation doses when they treated patients who were exposed to large radiation doses in Japan.

However, to children, radiation doses must look like something horrible.  And, their instinct that people who have been exposed to strong radiation doses must continue to be under terrible influence cannot be simply dismissed.  So, it is essential to educate primary school children on radiation and nuclear accidents.   But how deplorable it is that children have to learn such things.

And it is more deplorable for teachers and adults to think that there is no need to build friendship between children who experienced a nuclear accident and other children.

However, this sort of prejudice once prevailed in Japan after WWII against the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb victims.  Indeed, radiation doses even destroy ethics of people.

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Luk 12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"my yoke is easy" - Japanese or Non-Japanese, That Matters

A Local Station around Fukushima Prefecture

Japanese or Non-Japanese, That Matters

After WWII, Taiwan got independent from Japan.

But there existed close ties between some Japanese and Taiwanese, though the diplomatic relationship between Taiwan and Japan was cut after Japan admitted the Beijin Government in 1972.  There are many Taiwanese or descendants of Taiwanese living in Japan.  And it seems that Taiwanese can get Japanese nationality more easily than any other foreigners.  On the other hand, there are many Taiwanese who like Japan today despite the Japanese occupation of Taiwan from 1895 to 1945.

There are many Japanese who look like Taiwanese and many Taiwanese who look like Japanese.  If some Taiwanese claim that one of their parents is Japanese, you would soon believe their words, since some Taiwanese look like Japanese.   It is said after WWII some pure Taiwanese living in Japan pretended that they had Japanese blood.  But why?  Does it matter whether one is half-Japanese or non-Japanese?

Japanese don't much mind the color of the skin of people.  But, Japanese do mind if someone is Japanese or not.  For this reason, there might be many Taiwanese, Chinese, Koreans, etc. who are living in Japan while pretending that they have some Japanese blood.  It would be much easier for a half-Japanese to live in Japan than 100% foreigners if they are Taiwanese Chinese, Koreans, etc.

So, Christ Jesus said to be kind to foreigners.  No matter what religion you believe, you have to be kind to foreigners, no matter what religion they believe.  

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Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Monday, November 28, 2016

"again to Jerusalem" - World Trade Center in 1974 and Obama in 2008

Mt. Fuji viewed from Tokyo

World Trade Center in 1974 and Obama in 2008

In 1974, a man walked on a wire rope set between the two towers of the World Trade Center, New York.

It was made into a movie in 2008, winning various prizes.

The man named Philippe Petit, French, could successfully play performance over 40 minutes in the air 400 meters above the ground.  Nothing tragic happened.  He came back to the ground to be a hero.

However, 27 years later the World Trade Center was demolished by an act of terror.  About 3,000 people were killed there.  And this incident triggered the US War on Terror, with invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq both of which turned to be nonsense as we look back today to the sequence of the subsequent events.  Afghanistan and Iraq were not attacking the US.  But, this American movement caused great instability in the Islamic world, resulting in today's tragedies in Syria and Iraq as well as other Islamic nations.

God saved the life of one performer walking in the space between the roofs of the two World Trade Center towers in 1974, but He did not save lives of 3,000 people in the World Trade Center in 2001.

Had America committed grave sins in those 27 years that caused the change of attitudes of God on human lives around the World Trade Center?

Accordingly, the first African American President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, like a performer walking in the space between two tall towers.  But will he be the first and only performer in politics like the French performer in terms of the wire act at the top of the World Trade Center?

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Mar 11:27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
Mar 11:28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?

Saturday, November 26, 2016

"O Father, Lord of heaven and earth" - In Theory, There is God


In Theory, There is God

None control the whole situation of the world by himself.  None grasp all the aspects and depths of the human minds and hearts.  Of course none know all the secrets of the universe.  Even none can predict correctly and clearly what will happen tomorrow.

In theory, there are two possibilities: none can be omnipotent in this universe or someone can be.

But everybody knows that he has ability to plan a scheme and execute it successfully as he wants at least in his own domain.  Men have ability to create a situation, though limited in a scope,  where they have full command and full detailed knowledge of it and they can correctly and clearly predict future in it.

If a man can obtain infinite ability in extension of presently limited ability of him, he would be, as is estimated, able to create another universe where  another mankind would be born.  And, this man can act as if he were omnipotent in this universe.  He would be God to this another mankind.

Conversely, there must be God who created our universe and created each man in resemblance to Him.

So, in advanced theory, we have to admit that there is God.

In other words, this universe is structured to allow existence of God.  If there is no God, this universe is not so structured, since there is no need to take such structure without a possibility of existence of God.

If a house is built in  a manner to allow a man to live there, there must be someone living there.

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Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Mat 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

"whosoever shall say unto this mountain" - Rich Men vs. Pious Men


Rich Men vs. Pious Men

If you don't believe in God, you will place yourself at the center of your world.

You love yourself as the most important one in this world.  So, you will try to rejoice him, that is yourself,  as much as possible.  So, you find that you need money.  And, you will think that you are allowed to make money as much as possible.

But how much are you important to yourself?  Isn't there anything or anybody more important than you?  If you cannot, you regard yourself as the supreme existence in this universe.

However, if you see things objectively, you are so powerless before your own fate.  You could not even give life to yourself.

If you believe in God, you must place God at the center of your world.  You must also admit that God is more important than you.  Then, you must think that you have to rejoice God more than yourself.  And, you must know that God is not pleased with any money you earn.

Those who don't believe in God always think how to make more money, which is so simple.  Those who believe in God always think how to please God, which is not so simple.

Accordingly, rich men become foolish eventually.  Faithful men become so wise eventually.

Te more you get rich, the more you get foolish.  The more you get pious, the more you get wise.

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Mar 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Monday, November 21, 2016

"When a strong man armed" - Democracy vs. God


Democracy vs. God

Christ Jesus did not try to diffuse democracy.

The underlying condition of democracy is that people have right sense as well as sound commonsense.

But democracy practiced by people who do not believe in God and Christ Jesus is very different from democracy in a society where a majority of voters are believers of God.  In the former case, democracy might result in tragedy and misery, but in the latter case, the Kingdom of God might come closer.

You can play a game in democracy but you cannot in the domain of faith in God.  Democracy is a kind of power game, but in the domain of faith, power is always in God but not in people.

No matter how much democracy is advanced, it cannot reach the Kingdom of God.  But God might use democracy for some holy purpose.  At least we can measure, with democratic systems, how strongly people are affected by human, social, and political desires.  It might tell sometimes how strong they are against God.

Democracy for  people should be ultimately replaced by the rule of God, though Islamic societies show how difficult to accept and follow the rule of God over democracy to realize salvation of people.

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Luk 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
Luk 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
Luk 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

"If Satan also be divided against himself" - Satan and American Voters

Tokyo Bay

Satan and American Voters

Christ Jesus talked about Satan.  It shows that not only Christ Jesus but also people around Him believed existence of Satan.  But how many people believe existence of Satan today?
Majority of Americans believe in the devil - especially Republicans, blacks and women 
A survey found that 57 percent of respondents believe that the devil exists, including 72 percent of African Americans, 65 percent of Republicans and and 61 percent of women 
Most believers are Christian and live in the South

The victory of Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election is said that Republicans and women opted for Trump  over Hillary Clinton, and blacks did not support her as much as they had supported Obama in 2012.  It means that those who believe in Satan found more evil in Hillary and her supporters than in Trump and his supporters.

However, the billionaire Trump cannot enter Heaven if Hillary is allowed into Heaven.

What God has done often looks mysterious to human eyes.

In addition, those American voters who believe in Satan are not necessarily promised to be allowed into Heaven.

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Luk 11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
Luk 11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Then when Jesus came" - $23,000 and $10,400 as Result of the Industrial Revolution

Tokyo, Japan

$23,000 and $10,400 as Result of the Industrial Revolution

The total amount of financial assets owned by individuals world wide was $168 trillion in 2015.  The number of the global population was about 7.1 billion.   It meas the amount of financial assets per person worldwide was $23,000.

The total amount of GDP worldwide was $73.5 trillion in 2015.  It means the amount of GDP per person worldwide is $10,400.

So, if this was truly a fair and equal world, each person in the world would have $23,000 assets and produce or earn $10,400 per year.

In other words, if you have personal assets of more than $23,000  and earn $10,400 year, you are a sinner.

It should be noted that the economy of today is in the extension of the Industrial Revolution:
The commencement of the Industrial Revolution is closely linked to a small number of innovations, beginning in the second half of the 18th century.

However, it was in the 19th century that the effect of those innovations came to clearly appear in Europe, North America, and Japan.

So, the issue is whether the world gets into another Industrial Revolution to further expand its GDP, the world starts to collapse due to evil of the Industrial Revolution, or the world may shift to the Kingdom of God leaving the paradigm of the Industrial Revolution in future.

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Joh 11:16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
Joh 11:17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
Joh 11:18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"And the four and twenty elders" - An Effect of an Additional Element

Mt. Fuji, Japan

An Effect of an Additional Element

When there is a simple relation ship between X and Y, we can add a simple element to it.  Then we think that the relation will not change drastically.  But, in fact, it can be when some operation is applied to the relationship.

For example, by reversing X to 1/X and Y to 1/Y in a mathematical expression of the relation, we can get a drastic change.

You may suppose that X and Y is a man and wife and an additional element is a child.  A couple with a child faces a very different situation from that of another couple without children.

Or, you may suppose that X and Y is a holy spirit and a man and an additional element is another person.   The tie between a holy spirit and a man changes to a very different state when another person is involved.

It means that you cannot make little of any additional change in a situation.  Even a tiny little element introduced into your spiritual world might cause a big change.

One mathematical example is as follows:

Y = X is one of the simplest functions as Y =2 if X = 2.

Y = X + 1 looks also simple as Y = 3 if X =2.

If Y and X of Y = X are reversed, 1/Y = 1/X.
Then by multiplying both the sides by XY, we can obtain: X = Y which is basically the same as Y = X.

If Y and X of Y = X +1 are reversed, 1/Y = 1/X + 1.
Then by multiplying XY, we can obtain X = Y + XY.
As Y + XY is Y(1+X), X = Y(1+X).
It can be changed to Y = X/(X+1)
In this function, Y is always less than 1 since X < X+1.

Y = X + 1 means Y - X =1, like 3 - 2 = 1; 5 - 4 = 1; 11 - 10 = 1 and so on.
 1/Y = 1/X + 1 means 1/Y - 1/X = 1, like Y =  1/3 and X = 1/2; Y = 1/11 and X = 1/10.

Both the equations have simple meaning.  The first one means that the difference between Y and X is one.  The second one means that the difference between 1/Y and 1/X is also one.

But the second one is expressed as Y = X/(X+1) in the non-reversed form, which is a little complicated in graphical expression.   And the value of Y is always less than 1, no matter how big X becomes.   But in Y = X, Y can be as large as X over 1.

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Rev 11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
Rev 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"he shall reign for ever and ever" - Sins caused by Randomness

Mt. Fuji viewed from around Tokyo

Sins caused by Randomness

If there are two men: one with money and another without money.  Then what would happen?

One might kill another to protect his money, or another might kill other to steal money.  Or one with money give some to another or even share the money with another.

In most cases, they would surely get into a trouble with each other over the money.   Their relationship will get tense.  Their friendship will be broken.  One of them might get angry at and hate another.  One with the money would try every trick to protect his money, while another would take any measures to get some or all of the money from the other.

There are many cases.  You may easily imagine 10 or more possible incidents that can happen between them over the money.  And only a few cases show that they can get along well with each other despite the money or even due to the money.

Most probably, 98 or 97 out of 100 possible scenarios would end up with a trouble between them.   And in only a few case, they will increase their friendship over the money.

This is like physical phenomena involving entropy.  A state of an physical entity will proceed to the direction where randomness is increased.  To keep the state in order, special potential is needed.

Therefore, a sate of human society would change toward randomness or disruption, mess, confusion, or violence eventually.  To keep the state in peace and harmonization, special potential is needed.  And this potential is religious teaching or guidance given by God.

For example, without the Koran, societies and communities in Arabic regions, etc. would change toward randomness, disruption, mess, confusion, or violence eventually.

For another example, without the Bible,  societies and communities in Europe and Americas would change toward randomness, disruption, mess, confusion, or violence eventually.

The teaching of Christ Jesus has been working to keep the state of human society from falling into randomness and disruption.

Christ Jesus said that his sheep could hear and discern his voices.  If one hears holy voices inside him, he would try to keep order and avoid falling into sins caused by his mind state in randomness and disruption.

State change:

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Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Monday, November 14, 2016

"this is Elias" - The First will be the Last


The First will be the Last

There is a philosophy in the Japanese Buddhism that one should abandon relying on himself to be spiritually saved but has to wholly rely on Buddhist deities, and therefore bad men would be more easily saved than good men.

It is because a human being has only limited capacity in doing good or evil.  Even his power of self salvation is limited.  If he relies on himself, he would turn back to infinite power of the Buddha and other Buddhist deities.

In this context, one who has been living a decent life is proud of himself as a good man.  So he would stick to himself and his goodness in the final moment of his life and rely on his capacity to be saved.   But as a result, he makes it difficult for him to be saved by the Buddha and other Buddhist deities.

In contrast, one who has committed various sins and crimes is aware of his small capacity to save himself.  He knows that he cannot be saved by himself.  So, such a bad man would rather turn to  the Buddha and other Buddhist deities for salvation.  As a result, he makes it easier for him to be saved by the Buddha and other Buddhist deities.

This teaching denies superficial judgment on good and evil of people.  Those who look good and live good are not necessarily easily saved.  Rather those who live a sinful life can be more easily saved as they would have no meas to save themselves except relying on the Buddha and other Buddhist deities.

The life in this world is a matter of finiteness.   However, salvation of souls is a matter of infinity.  There will be great reversion or changeover of order and value when we get across the border from finiteness to infinity.  But none can comprehend it clearly and totally while they live.

So, Christ Jesus said, "The first will be the last while the last will be first."

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Mat 11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
Mat 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.