Monday, April 11, 2016

"all these things are done in parables" - Those Who Believe and Those Who Do Not


Those Who Believe and Those Who Do Not

Nobody thinks that mankind will still exist on the earth one billion years later, since at the time, the sun will be inflated to engulf Mercury and Venus.  All the water in the earth will evaporate and the temperature will rise too high for any living things to survive.

Or nobody today thinks that he or she will live for 150 years or more.  Though advancement of science may allow men to live for 150 years or more in the future, but it is unthinkable that any individual will be able to live for one billion years.

Besides, we see many people dying around us or in the Middle East and other war-torn regions. Anybody should die someday.  This is the surest fact, and the mankind will get extinct even after the end of the earth, since no living things seem to have basic conditions for survive for one billion years.  Even if our descendants should live one billion years later, they cannot be called human beings due to expected drastic change in their biological conditions.

So, we are all living in a limited space and a time window.  And, we are all destined to die someday.  But people don't think about much about their death and afterlife.

It is natural that we don't worry about our death in daily living, since we were born to live but not to die.  We are expected to concentrate on living.  But, it is still strange that we don't fully think about our death.

Especially, those who deny existence and power of God do not think about afterlife, since they think there is no afterlife.  In this context, for them, only things in this world have value.  There is nothing that can prevent them from chasing satisfaction of their desire as much as human and social conditions allow them to..

But, those who believe in God sometimes think about afterlife.  Since God is spirit, the core of a man is also spirit that is never terminated by biological death of his or her body.  They believe that their spirit will be allowed to enter Heaven if they hold fast their belief in God.  Then, for them, things in this world do not have ultimate value.  Things or phenomena they will encounter in after life must have ultimate value.  Accordingly, they will not be so greedy or get attached to satisfaction of their desire in this world.

Those who don't believe in God might think what is good in being good if a man dies and disappears forever.  They will become evil as much as they can be if they can satisfy their desire.

But those who believe in God think that God requests them to be good, since they were created by God as God loves them.

When the earth is broken two billion years later and the human species have also gone extinct somewhere in the universe, a textbook used by angels might read that mankind was created by love of God on the earth but they did not believe in God doing every evil thing to go extinct.

So, angels should be disgusted with the human species and God should naturally get angry.  God must think: "I loved the human species to given them human souls, but they were not grateful for My love!"

Therefore, those who do not believe in existence of God are enemies of God and those who believe in God.

This must also apply to those who call themselves Judaists, Christians, or Muslims.

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Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
Mar 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.