Monday, February 22, 2016

"by works was faith made perfect?" - Observation and Responsibility


Observation and Responsibility

If a man believes that he is always watched by God, he does not surely commit a crime.

So, one of teachings of Christ Jesus is related to this issue.  Even the number of man's hair is counted by God.  And what a man says in the darkness behind the door is heard by God.

This teaching means that God created the universe and the mankind, and He continued to watch them.  God must be observing every phenomenon in this universe at every moment.  God must be observing every work and change in the mind of every man.

Accordingly, if He judges a man, He is absolutely right, since His judgment is based on truth of the man.

So, continuous observation by God of a man is linked to His judgment of the man.  If you observe something, you have to take some action based on results of the observation.

But God may appoint somebody to a watcher of the world for Him, though there is no such a need considering His infinite ability.  So, there have been many authors, reporters, and witnesses in history who have informed later generations of the truth of various events and incidents.

God must have once appointed some disciples of Christ Jesus to watchers of Christ Jesus, so that later Gospels would be written.  Christ Jesus was accompanied by His disciples 24 hours per day and seven days per week.  And, information from those watchers must have led to the establishment of the Gospels.

Since the establishment of the Gospels, God must have continued to appoint somebody to a watcher of each era.  What they wrote actually constitutes history.  And, today as we can read those books and reports, we can observe the past history and especially the history of these 2000 years.  And, it must suggest how God has observed the mankind in these 2000 years since the emergence of Christ Jesus.

If we observe the world, we have to take some actions.  And, God provides us with ability to observe the history, through those past watchers, with expectation that we might take some right actions.  Then, people today living are responsible for not only situation of the world today but also the history of the mankind for these 2000 years.

The more you know, the more you are held responsible.

God is observing us who are expected to observe today's world and the past history and then take some actions in line with the teaching of God.

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Jam 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
Jam 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Jam 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.