Saturday, January 02, 2016

"when ye fall into divers temptations" - Be Awaken Always as Christ Jesus Said

Mt. Fuji at evening of January 2

Be Awaken Always as Christ Jesus Said

In WWII, some Judaists fled from Poland to Hungary after German occupation of Poland.  They told Judaists living in Hungary what was happening to Judaists in Poland.  But Judaists in Hungary did not take the matter seriously.  Many of Judaists thought that as Hungary was an ally to Germany they would be safe there.  But Nazi Germans invaded Hungary to capture most of Judaists living in Hungary to send them to Auschwitz.

In December 2004, a great earthquake of magnitude 9.1 and huge tsunamis were set off in the Indian Ocean off Sumatra Island, killing more than 280,000 people.  But Japanese did not take the incident so seriously,  In March 2011, a great earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and huge tsunamis occurred in the North Pacific Ocean off the northeast coast line of Honsyu Island, Japan.  It killed about 18,000 people, while triggering the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.

But more alarmingly, in 1950 China invaded and occupied Tibet.  The world and the United Nations did not take it seriously.  In 2015, China intensified its military occupation of most of islands in the South China Sea.

In this context, people do not sacrifice customary ways of living and thinking if they observe something terrible in remote places.  To correctly assess an incident, people should be daily living in line with some principle.  Then, they will view such an incident not superficially but at a depth to know on how it is related to them.

For example, world war occurred twice, and it is very doubtful how much mankind has improved their humanity to avoid the Third World War.  And, a global financial crisis occurred twice in 1929 and 2008, but it is very doubtful how much mankind has improved their humanity to avoid the third global financial crisis.

What's more, the Bible describes the end of the world.  But today people do not believe that the end of the world will come and the second advent of Christ Jesus will really take place.  However, considering anti-Christ movements, covert and overt, in the Western World, such prophecies in the Bible would most like occur or a occurring in the world.

Indeed, we have to be awaken always as Christ Jesus said.

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Jam 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
Jam 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Jam 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.