Saturday, August 06, 2016

"preached Christ unto them" - How the Wrong Man was Saved


How the Wrong Man was Saved

One of the most Christian movies is The Wrong Man.
The Wrong Man is a 1956 American docudrama filmdirected by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Henry Fonda andVera Miles.[1][2] The film was drawn from the true story of an innocent man charged with a crime, as described in the book, The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestreroby Maxwell Anderson,[3][4] and in the magazine article, "A Case of Identity" (Life magazine, June 29, 1953) by Herbert Brean.[5]
It was one of the few Hitchcock films based on a true story and whose plot closely followed the real-life events.
The Wrong Man had a notable effect on two significant directors: it prompted Jean-Luc Godard's longest piece of written criticism, and affected Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.[6]
...He is immediately recognized by the clerical workers in the store as the man who had twice held up the insurance office. They inform the police, and he is taken to the 110th Precinct by detectives...

While the man who was wrongly identified with a thief but was temporarily bailed out was suffering in his home, a picture of Christ Jesus hung on the wall of his home was zoomed up on the screen.

On the face of Christ Jesus exposed was the real perpetrator who was at the time committing another crime only to be captured by a clerk and the owner of the shop he entered for robbery.  Consequently, the wrong man was freed from the suspect.

It is unclear whether a picture of Christ Jesus was in reality hung in the wrong man's home, though this film is based on a real incident.  

Anyway, you had better have faith enough to hang a picture of Christ Jesus in case.,%20The%20(1956).htm

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Act 8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
Act 8:6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

"Master, this woman was taken in adultery" - Employees with a Sense of Justice


Employees with a Sense of Justice

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation failed in observing officially specified procedures in measuring fuel consumption.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said it manipulated mileage test data for its minicars sold in Japan, resulting in 620,000 vehicles produced in the past three years getting labeled more fuel efficient than they actually are. 
The tests overstated fuel efficiency by 5 percent to 10 percent, and Mitsubishi Motors said it’s investigating who’s responsible. The company said the violation may result in the Japanese automaker having to pay back government tax rebates for the vehicles, of which 468,000 were supplied to Nissan Motor Co. 
Mitsubishi Motors’ shares fell 15 percent for the biggest decline in more than a decade in Tokyo trading, cutting its market value to 721 billion yen ($6.6 billion). The company’s manipulation of tests will further intensify scrutiny of the auto industry after Volkswagen AG’s admission last year that it had rigged diesel models with software to meet U.S. emissions standards. 
In investigation conducted after the exposure of the violation of the official rule, managers related to development of the cars concerned all denied their responsibility, saying that they had not been aware of or informed of the illegal practice in measuring fuel consumption.  They claimed that staff in charge happened to adopt a convenient way of measurement.   

However, it was found that, several years prior to the exposure of this problem, a young staff member, in his second year after graduation from a university at the time, gave a warning to the managers in a meeting.

According to the official procedure, a car should be first controlled to run at 90 km/h and then it should be put into inertia force travelling to be decelerated to a speed of 20 km/h, while time should be measured at each time of deceleration of 10 km/h.

But in reality, they controlled a car first so as to run at 150 km/h, and then it was put into inertia force travelling to be decelerated to 10 km/h, while the rate of slowing down was measured at every second.

The former way of a measurement test needs more costs and time in implementing the test.  

Before this meeting, the young worker had been told by another staff member, several years older, who was assigned to guide him in workshop, that the company had not followed the officially specified procedures.  And this senior staff had also said that he had given a warning to managers but they had not accepted it; he had also suggested that the young staff should also give a warning to the managers.  So, the young worker had pointed at this issue in the technical meeting with the managers.  But, these managers had not actively responded.  

In the investigation, those managers said that they had no memory of having received the warning from the young staff member.

The point at issue is that no all the employees of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation were bad.  There are some staff having a sense of justice.

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Joh 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Joh 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
Joh 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
Joh 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

"And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna" - The Milky Way and More than 100 billion Galaxies


The Milky Way and More than 100 billion Galaxies

It was in 1924 that the mankind discovered that there were many galaxies outside our galaxy the Milky Way.

Stars we see in the sky at night belong to the Milky Way.  We cannot see other galaxies with the naked eye, except a few near galaxies,  since they are 2.4 million light-year far or more (the closet galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy with one trillion fixed stars).

The number of fixed stars, each of which has planets and satellites, in the Milky Way is more than 100 billion, and there are more than 100 billion galaxies in the universe.  And, it was just 90 years ago that the mankind realized the existence of galaxies other than the Milky Way.

However, we can comprehend the structure easily in a schematic way, though the scale of the universe cannot be truly realized with our natural sense.  And, Einstein created his theory about the physical nature of the space and time of the universe before he knew the existence of other galaxies in the universe.

Like Einstein, ancient philosopher or religious persons grasped the nature of the world and thus the universe even without knowing that the earth is actually a globe that is rotating around the sun.

However, philosophies and religious creeds that cannot stand before the true structure of the universe should be abolished.  Any myths that cannot be justified before the modern knowledge of the universe should be abolished.  Then what is left?

Should the Bible be abolished?  But it simply states that the God created this universe in a simple and allegoric story that could be understood by people.  And, Christ Jesus never mentioned the structure of the universe.  Especially, in the words of Christ Jesus, there was nothing that contradicts the physical structure of the universe.  He mainly focused on the Kingdom of God, Heaven and the hell, which all belong to the spiritual sphere but not to the physical universe.

The Koran also does not mention specifically how the universe was created and what structure it took, since Islam admitted Judaism and the Old Testament.

Put simply, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam can well stand before the truth of the physical universe revealed by the modern scientists.

Anyway, God can identify the earth that is one of planets of  one of fixed stars among more than 100 billion fixed stars in the Milky Way that is one of more than 100 billion galaxies in the universe.  And, God created human beings on the earth, according to the Bible.

Indeed what is impossible for men is possible for God.

Visible with the naked eye (and captured with only a digital camera), this is the Andromeda Galaxy, as seen from Earth.

At a “mere” 2.4 million light years from us, it is the closest large galaxy to us, by far. As far as our best telescopes can show us, Andromeda looks like this.

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Luk 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
Luk 8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
Luk 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

"he sat down, and taught them" - This Era of History since 1500

A Tokyo Railroad Station

This Era of History since 1500

This era of the history started with Columbus reaching America about 500 years ago.  The history in this era can be roughly represented by the following historical characters for each century:

Around 1500:
Columbus (1451-1506)
Martin Luther (1483-1546)

The history of the mankind expanded to America by Columbus.  A new Christian school was launched by Martin Luther.  In this way, geographically and spiritually the mankind entered the new era.

Around 1600:
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Shakespeare contributed to development of literature leading to the present days. Kepler and Galilei supported the theory of heliocentricism Nicolaus Copernicus launched, which drastically changed the view of people on the universe. The science started to be separated from religion.

Around 1700:
Issac Newton (1642-1727)

Newton set the basement of the modern science.

Around 1800:
Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)

Napoleon introduced a new paradigm of the European society after the French Revolution. He contributed to prevalence of the ideas that led to establishment of the modern society.  Gauss lifted up the human scope of mathematics and physics, providing new methods for scientific study that have been used by all the succeeding scientists.

Around 1900:
John Rockefeller (1839-1937)
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Oil became the major energy source for the mankind in addition to coal in the 20th century.  It is Rockefeller that symbolized this industrial revolution.  Einstein also triggered revolution in science in the sense that the mankind realized, through Einstein's theory, that this universe was not what they felt with their ordinary feeling.  Einstein also opened the new age of nuclear energy.

Around 2000:
Mobile Phones

From Wall Street to Islamic terrorists in addition to China and other emerging economies, the power of the Internet and mobile phones have come to have drastic influences.  Now global economy, security, and development of science and technology rely on these new technologies.  But these technologies have also devastating potential if abused.

However, how will a man living in the 22nd century look back to this century?  Who or what he can easily identify as critical factors of the 21st century might not be yet seen by us who living in 2016.

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Joh 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

Monday, August 01, 2016

"unto the mount of Olives" - Rely on Nothing and Nobody but God

A Summer Festival around Tokyo

Rely on Nothing and Nobody but God

Men are born, raised, grow up, get aware of the environment and the world, find their desire, chase their desire, earn money, spend money, realize what the society is, get older, get sick and die leaving little or much money.

No one can truly help others.  No one can be ultimately saved by others.  Only God can help each individual.

However, there are two remarkable conditions for men:
First, there are various teachings, religious and philosophical, about how men should live.
Secondly, there are historical characters who left their names in history for whatever reasons, but what do they mean for ordinary people who never surface in the history?

The most important truth is that each man is linked to God on a one-to-one basis.  No others can basically interfere with this relationship.  However, this truth is not self-evident.  Education is needed in this context.  So, God uses some people through whom truth or His teaching gets prevailed among the mankind.  But, Satan also uses some people to indoctrinate people with evil thoughts.

God also uses some people in events through history to give lessons to the mankind.  Those people are not especially blessed and not promised to be admitted into Heaven.  But for various conditions, they were chosen and given specific roles.

So, though men are born, raised, grow up, get aware of the environment and the world, find their desire, chase their desire, earn money, spend money, realize what the society is, get older, get sick and die leaving little or much money, the outwardly hidden relationship with God is the true issue or challenge for them.

Pu simply, when men were born, God gave human souls to them.  When men die, their souls return to the Hand of God to be carried into Heaven or cast into the hell.

Therefore, the truth of existence of each man lies in this relationship with God.  The meaning of existence of each man lies in this relationship with God.  Life of each man is empty or meaningless without taking into consideration this relationship.

So, if a man thinks seriously about life without faith in God or recognition of the spiritual sphere, he will eventually go insane.   But nowadays, people have come to wisely stop thinking about life and God so as not to go insane.  They outwardly keep sanity with help from Satan.  For this purpose, Satan uses power of money.  People's outwardly sanity conditions, however, will be lost when they die and the power of money is lost.  Accordingly, souls of such men will go insane after their death; they cannot be admitted into Heaven.  Conversely, the hell is full of mad men.

The Buddha said not to rely on anyone and anything but yourself and the law of truth.  However, Christ Jesus said that you may rely on God.  And, the Koran says that you must be relying on God.

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Joh 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.