Saturday, June 18, 2016

"bound him in prison for Herodias' sake" - Know God is the Answer


Know God is the Answer

There are many people living in this world.

Each has his or her own internal world and existence conditions.  Each is unique, since each person occupies different space and is put in different time conditions, an age, timings for specific incidents, etc.

But there are some rules, laws, and truth that apply commonly to all the human beings, such as the fate of inevitable death, needs for foods, desire to satisfy pride, inclination to something attractive, etc.  Religion is related to it.  But money more strongly applies to everyone.

In study of the universe, scientists think about how the universe  was born.  They think with focus on the early stage of development of the universe to understand the truth of the universe where we live.

Like that, we have to think back the history of human beings to understand truth of the human species.  Maybe there is a certain time point in the history of the earth when the human species was definitely established, probably 250,000 years ago in Africa.

However, there is no need to take our eyes back to such a long past.  It is because it was just 2000 years ago that Christ Jesus appeared.  We must think about how human beings lived 2000 years ago.  It must show truth of human life that is buried in this modern, complex, and diversified world.

Though we can only refer to the Gospels, it tells what are essential elements in living conditions of human beings that can be found in any men living in any situations today.

And we can see the overwhelming theme for the mankind as is revealed in the Gospels: the relationship between God and a man.

All the other elements depicted and implied in the Gospels converge to this issue: the relationship between God and a man.  What Christ Jesus preached was all concerned with this point.  And from this condition, millions and billions of living conditions of human beings have been generated all through the history.

But it is natural, since it is God that created human souls and human beings.  Life of every member of the mankind was conditioned by God from the beginning.  Therefore, we have to live along the teaching of God.  Then we can address every problem and challenge in our lives.

We were directed and oriented by God from the beginning.  For us to live better or righteous, it is essential to learn the teaching of God and practice it.  This is the essence of the teaching of Christ Jesus.  Accordingly His teaching effectively applies to any men living in any different conditions in any countries in any era of the history..

Know God then we can understand ourselves and truth of our problems.  In other word, "Know god" is the answer to your specific and unique problems.

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Mar 6:17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
Mar 6:18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.