Monday, September 19, 2016

"John the Baptist; but some say, Elias" - God and Human Civilization

National Diet Bldg., Tokyo

God and Human Civilization

It is very strange that God has not directly spoken to any men since He gave His words to Muhammad 1,400 years ago.

Or it is very strange that there have been none who have received words of God in these 1,400 years.  Of course, it might be stranger that God has not sent His Son again in these 2,000 years, though Christ Jesus said that He would be back to this world at the time when the end of the world is near.

But it is more disappointing that the mankind has not fully discovered what God is in these 1,400 years or 2,000 years, though Judaists seems to have believed that God is their God and that is enough for them for these 4,000 years.

People have various objects in their lives.  To achieve them, the mankind, as a mass of people, has developed various cultures and civilizations.  The mankind has acquired various knowledge about the nature and technologies to manipulate products of the nature to make itself happy, if not for compering with God.

However, if the ultimate goal of human activities in various fields is to make individuals happy, people should follow the teachings of God, since God loves the mankind.  Conversely, the fact that the mankind has developed material civilization more than relying on the teaching of God might mean something horrible.  The mankind might be challenging God.

It is Satan who is challenging God, according to the teaching of God.  Then, Satan should help the mankind develop material civilization.  In this context, we cannot expect nothing wonderful in the future of the mankind with extremely developed civilization.  God will surely destroy Satan and the human material civilization that is supported by Satan.

Finally, no matter how happily a man lives and dies, it is God how to treat his or her soul after death.  Human science and technology, as well as wealth, are useless in the end for any human beings.

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Luk 9:19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
Luk 9:20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
Luk 9:21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;