Sunday, May 01, 2016

"Then they went out of the city" - What 2.3 billion Christians of Today Mean

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What 2.3 billion Christians of Today Mean

In these 2000 years, God sent His Son only once to the human world.  But why only once?

If God had sent His Son, say, once per century, we must have already 20 Christ Jesus'.  The world should have been more improved.  But God did not send His Son any more, though the second coming of Christ Jesus was promised.

If God had simply wanted to improve the human world, we naturally think that He should have sent His Son to the human world so many times till the mankind really followed the teaching of God.  But, He didn't.  God even did not punish people who did not believe in Christ Jesus in a clear manner, though bad guys often collapsed for themselves in their lives.

What I want to say is that if God had really wanted to correct human beings and make them have right faith in God, He must have sent Christ Jesus 10 times or 100 times but not only once in these 2000 years.

Nonetheless from another perspective, God might have sent His Son so many times after the mission by Christ Jesus 2000 years ago.  Today there are 2.3 billion Christians.  But, when Christ Jesus was preaching by himself, those who became His followers seems to have been only 120.
There is no good evidence on the number of Christians in the first century. Acts neglects to mention or even estimate the rate of losses and has every reason to exaggerate the scale of Christianity's success, yet still only claims the Church began with about 120 members after the death of Jesus (Acts 1:15), while the largest actual number on record for the size of the Church in Palestine is 5,000 total members (Acts 4:4). All subsequent growth is described only in vague terms, and Acts loses complete track of the matter once even those few Palestinian Christians "scattered" and eventually fled (Acts 8:1, 11:19).

So, today there are Christians whose number is 20 million times the number of Christians Christ Jesus made convert during his three year mission in the first century.  This can be interpreted as  God has sent Christ Jesus 20 million times to this world.

However, as God is spirit and Christ Jesus is spirit, this 20 million times of Christ Jesus missions must have been performed spiritually rather than physically.

Anyway, those who personally and rather secretly encountered the spirit of Christ Jesus to become His followers in these 2000 years have not written down their spiritual experiences.  Those episodes must have not been publicly reported except some notable cases.  And it might mean that God has sent Christ Jesus 20 million times to this world, according to the above calculation.

Yet, in this early 21st century, God must send Christ Jesus to this world more physically like the first emergence of 2000 years ago.  And God seems to have already done it around 2010.

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Joh 4:30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
Joh 4:31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
Joh 4:32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.