Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"Stretch forth thine hand" - On the River Jordan 2000 Years Ago


Mt. Fuji, 100 Km Far from around Tokyo



On the River Jordan 2000 Years Ago

One day, 2000 years ago, a man appeared from nowhere to the bank of the River Jordan.

In the river, there was a prophet baptizing people with water.  Scores of people were in the river and on the river side waiting to be baptized.  The sky was clear, and trees and weeds are in the early summer.

The man walked down to the river, but he realized there were a few Roman officers on horses watching the prophet and the people.  There were also some Jewish officials from King's palace and Temple priests standing near the Roman officers.

While the man was approaching to the prophet, he saw a terrible vision.  The prophet was arrested and put in a jail, and a dancing girl shouted, "Kill him!"   And then, he could further see a more terrible vision where he himself was hung on the cross to be killed by Roman soldiers.   But he continued to walk down to the prophet.

The prophet looked up to see the man coming into the river toward him.  They exchanged words, and the prophet baptized him.  Then, a strong voice came down from the Heaven like a thunder in summer, telling: "It is My Son," although some people looked like not hearing it.

And then, Jesus started his mission, though, he continued his journey back to his old house he had left more than a decade before to see his mother and brothers who, however, would not believe that he was authorized by God.


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Mat 12:13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

"Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days?" - Big Mistake by the Christian Church



A December Holiday of a Shrine around Tokyo

Big Mistake by the Christian Church

It is said that it was not early Christians but Judaists that separated Christianity from Judaism.

Christ Jesus, though He was nobody but a Judaist, however did not strictly or literally follow the law of Judaism.  He did not preach in a way where He said that it was right because it was written in the law or it was wrong because it was not written in the law.  Instead, he used allegory to mean what people should do and should not do.

But 30 years after His death or till the Jewish-Roman war, early Christianity was apparently a part of Judaism at the time.  Those who preached early Christianity also thought they were a kind of Judaists.  Accordingly, they did not write and establish a Christian bible.  The Jewish bible was also their bible.  Especially, even the Christian Gospels do not present Christ Jesus telling his followers or the audience of his preaching to leave Judaism and establish a new religion.

After the Jewish-Roman war, Jewish people lost the Temple of Jerusalem, the foundation of their religion, so that they came to rely on the Jewish Bible.  Later, they started to write and compile the Talmuds in Jerusalem and Babylonia.  Judaism became the religion more strictly based on the Jewish holy books.   So, they could not recognize early Christians as members of their religion.       

So, early Christians rejected by Judaists came to have their own holy books.  The Gospels were adopted as their bible.  And, especially, they adopted the Gospel according to John, which focused on divinity of Christ Jesus.

So, we had better assume that the Gospels according to Mark, Luke, and Mathew were written before the decisive separation of Christianity from Judaism, bu the Gospel according to John was written in the process of the separation.

Having been free from Judaism, Christians found that they could regard Christ Jesus as God.  And they actually did so.  But it made the gap between the two religions despairingly wide.  No Judaists could accept or allow the belief that Christ Jesus was God.  Only for this reason, Judaists stuck to their religion even when Christianity became a mainstream in Europe and the world.

The point at issue is that the Vatican knew that the synoptic Gospels had been written in the era when Christianity had not been completely separated from Judaism and most of followers of Christianity at the time had not explicitly claimed that Christ Jesus had been God, but they adopted the synoptic Gospels. 

So, the Christian Church of even today includes contradiction and inconsistency about the identity of Christ Jesus.  But still the Christian Church claims that those who cannot admit that Christ Jesus is God are not Christians and thus potentially enemies of them.
     
It is time to review this Christian faith.  Even Islam cannot admit that Christ Jesus was God.  And, most of seven billion people in this world today cannot believe or prove that Christ Jesus is God.

And, if the Christian Church declares that they made a big mistake by calling Christ Jesus God, the dignity, honor, and authority of God cannot be abated.


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Mat 12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
Mat 12:11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

Saturday, December 09, 2017

"he went into their synagogue" - Jesus' Mission for the Coming 2000 Years



Shibuya, Tokyo


Jesus' Mission for the Coming 2000 Years

What plan did Christ Jesus have when He started the mission in Palestine 2000 years ago?

Did He believe that He could save people, Israel, and the world?  Or did He start His mission to save people, Israel, and the world?  Or did He intend to launch a new religion called Christianity for this purpose?  Or what his followers feel about His intention at the time?

If Christ Jesus had been God, He must have been able to foresee the progress of the world in future when He came to this world 2000 years ago.  He must have been able to foresee His death on the cross, His resurrection, the subsequent Jewish-Roman war, the establishment of the Vatican, the fall of the Roman Empire, the spread of Christianity in Europe, the emergence of Islam, the discovery of America, the rise of Martin Luther, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the success of America, the corruption of Europe, and the turmoil in Islamic regions, etc.  But did He indicate these future images to His followers and the Apostles?

In this context, the Gospels teach no specific behaviors of Christ Jesus facing the future of the mankind in order to guide or save the mankind in preparation for the future.

However, He did not deny that the end of the world is coming soon.  Most of scholars today could not give any answers to this question that the end of the world did not come so soon as Christ Jesus predicted.  So, they have concocted foolish and complicated theory about the end of the world.  The Vatican has not even presented a convincing answer while it claimed that they had succeeded Christ Jesus.

It is apparent that Christ Jesus foresaw the coming war between Judaists and the Roman Empire.  He said indeed that He was sent for Israel.  His mission was to save Israelites from Roman troops.  The war could not be avoided.  Isrealites or Judaists would lose Jerusalem.  They would be absorbed by may other various people in the Empire.  Judaism would be forgotten.  The tradition since Abraham and Moses would be lost.  He must have foreseen it.

So, Christ Jesus must have thought what He should do to have Judaism survive and sustain and develop faith in God.

Accordingly, Christ Jesus started his mission by visiting poor, sick, and deprived people of Israel to heel them and teach them the teaching of God.  And He finally went up to Jerusalem to see Temple's priests and the Roman Governor, however, not to be judged by them but to give them the last chance of not being condemned by God as the killers of the Son of God.   However, they failed and thus executed Christ Jesus.  There was no excuse for them, since they had been given a chance to change their minds as Christ Jesus had faced them.

Accordingly, the Jewish-Roman war erupted to destroy the Temple of Jerusalem, and centuries later, the West Roman Empire fell while the Vatican survived.   

Now that, Judaists have returned to Jerusalem 1900 years after the Jewsih-Roman war,  and today it is 2000 years after the emergence of Christ Jesus.  So, the world must be entering a new era after 2000 years since the mission of Christ Jesus.  What made Christ Jesus venture into His mission must become obsolete.  God must be ready for another intervention to the human history.

But do people today keep the ability to listen to God?       




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Mat 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
Mat 12:9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

Thursday, December 07, 2017

"ye would not have condemned the guiltless" - Jerusalem, the Center of the World



Mt. Fuji from around Tokyo, 100 Km Far


Jerusalem, the Center of the World

The center of the world is Palestine as it is situated at the connection point among Africa, Europe and Asia.

God chose Palestine and Jerusalem when He called out Abraham from Mesopotamia.  And, for this reason, He also called out Moses from Egypt.  Finally, He sent His Son to Jerusalem 2000 years ago.  It was an unbelievably excellent choice.

And while India and China were counted in, the Asian side of Jerusalem became wider.  But God allowed Columbus to find America.  So, Jerusalem could keep its position as the center of the world.  It is situated at the connecting point between Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.  It is also between America and India/China.  It is truly the center of the world.

In addition, it is also in the middle between Rome and Mecca.  It is between the center of Christianity and that of Islam.  Indeed, it is the center of the world.


America, Rome, Europe => Jerusalem <=  Middle East, Mecca, India/China
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                                              Africa

This is a miracle and apparently a proof that God interfered with the history of the mankind.  For this reason, we have to believe in God.

However, Christ Jesus said that people would come to pray to God in other places than Jerusalem.  It means any place where faith is found can be another Jerusalem.  Christ Jesus also said that God would produce descendants of Abraham even from stones.

We, the mankind, have to be humble before God.  None could claim that Jerusalem is his own, except God.



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Mat 12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

"They will reverence my son" - Jesus' Parables and the Secret of Christianity


Sunset and Mt. Fuji, 100 Km Far

Jesus' Parables and the Secret of Christianity

The list of parables Christ Jesus cited in His teaching is as follows, according to a study:
List of Parables in Order Brief descriptions and scripture references for all 46 parables.
Parables #1-2-3-4 New cloth, New wine. Lamp on a stand. Wise & foolish builders.
Parables #5-6 Moneylender forgives unequal debts. Lamp on a stand (2nd time).
Parables #7-8 Rich man builds bigger barns. Servants must remain watchful.
Parables #9-10 Wise and foolish servants. Unfruitful fig tree.
Parable #11 Sower of seeds into four types of soil.
Parable #12 Weeds among good plants. “Kingdom of Heaven”.
Parables #13-15 Growing seed. Mustard seed. Yeast. “Kingdom of Heaven”.
Parables #16-19 Hidden treasure. Pearl. Fishing net. Owner of a house. “Kingdom of Heaven”.
Parables #20-21 Lost sheep. The sheep, gate, and shepherd.
Parables #22-23 Master and his servant. Unmerciful servant.
Parables #24-25 Good Samaritan. Friend in need.
Parables #26-27 Lowest seat at the feast. Invitation to a great banquet.
Parable #28 Cost of discipleship.
Parables #29-30 Lost sheep (sheep as sinners). Lost copin.
Parable #31 Lost (prodigal) son.
Parable #32 Shrewd manager.
Parable #33 Rich man and Lazarus.
Parable #34 Workers in the vineyard, early and late.
Parables #35-36 Persistent widow and crooked judge. Praying: Pharisee and tax collector.
Parable #37 King's servants given minas.
Parables #38-39 Two sons, one obeys, one does not. Wicked tenants.
Parable #40 Invitation to a wedding banquet.
Parables #41-42 Signs from a fig tree. Wise and foolish servants.
Parables #43-44 Wise and foolish virgins. Servants must remain watchful.
Parable #45 Three servants given talents.
Parable #46 Sheep and goats will be separated.
http://swapmeetdave.com/Bible/Parables/
The most remarkable feature is that He didn't present a kind of religious theory Paul later developed and delved into.

Those parables were directed to attitudes and the mind set people should have in their daily lives.  He taught how foolishly some people acted and thought.  He assumed that people had some idea about God and Heaven.  He sometimes presented what God wanted and what Heaven was like.  But mostly His focus was on how people should act and think.

But some parables seem to have been directed to spies sent by priests of the Jerusalem Temple.  Christ Jesus apparently gave warning to those rich priests in power through spies listening to him.  So, when those rich priests heard what Christ Jesus had said in His mission, they must have been more alarmed.

However, these parables could not allow for the establishment of the religion Christianity.  It needed one more thing: the conviction that Christ Jesus was the Son of God.

So, the secret of Christianity lies in how disciples and the Apostles realized that Christ Jesus was the Son of God.  Only because he looked like resurrecting three days after the Crucifixion?   


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Mar 12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
Mar 12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be our's.
Mar 12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
Mar 12:9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

Friday, December 01, 2017

"A certain man planted a vineyard" - Einstein in Tokyo in 1922


Tokyo in Summer


Einstein in Tokyo in 1922

Einstein was a Jewish man although he found a revolutionary law about time and space in 1905 and the theory was published in 1916.

It is truly interesting that a Jewish scientist found the theory of relativity.  God gave great honor to Jewish people.  But soon after this glory, Hitler and Nazis took power and started to suppress Jewish people.  Accordingly, Einstein fled to the US.

The social expansion and success of Jewish people in the early 20th century was symbolized by Einstein.  It was revolutionary like his theory, which could be so alarming to some Europeans like Hitler.  Or other Jewish people should have taken a revolutionary view on their fates.  They had to realize danger approaching to them.

Einstein visited Japan in 1922.  During two-month stay in Japan, he traveled in Japan from Kobe to Kyoto, Tokyo, and other cities, giving lecture in some universities and receiving great welcome.  But when he left Japan, he worried about social trends in Japan as he felt an inception of militarism in Japan and German flags in places for welcoming parties.  Einstein was a pacifist and did not like German militarism at the time.  Japanese people should have listened to Einstein more carefully.  In deed, 19 years after Einstein's visit to Japan, the Empire of Japan launched the Pearl Harbor attack.

In the early fist century, God sent a revolutionary saint to the Jewish community in Palestine.  And, after the death of the saint, namely Christ Jesus, the Jewish-Roman war erupted.  In the early 20st century, God sent a revolutionary scientist to Europe.  And, after decades from his revolutionary discovery, WWII erupted, killing six million Jewish people and 50 million other peoples.

So, it is important if we see another revolutionary Jewish man, we had better get prepared for another war.  God will surely give a portent to people.


Recently two pieces of memo Einstein wrote for a bellboy of the Imperial Hotel of Japan in lieu of chips in 1922 were auctioned in Jerusalem and sold at total $1.8 million.  The seller was a grandson of the Japanese bellboy's brother who lives in Germany:
So on a piece of hotel stationery, Einstein wrote in German his theory of happiness:
"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness."
On a second sheet, he wrote another message: "Where there's a will there's a way."
He told the bellhop to save the notes — they just might be valuable in the future.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/25/560004689/einsteins-note-on-happiness-given-to-bellboy-in-1922-fetches-1-6-million
This might be a kind of a prophecy.






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Mar 12:1 And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
Mar 12:2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
Mar 12:3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"blessed are they that hear the word of God" - The Truth of the Bible


Around Tokyo Station

The Truth of the Bible

There are many books written in these 2000 years.  But nothing can be compared with the Gospels.

A man from nowhere appeared on the river Jordan to watch a prophet called John.   They exchanged a word or two, and then Heaven blessed the man.  He was enlightened so as to act as the Son of God.

He went back to His home village and attended a wedding ceremony with His mother.  He performed the first miracle with wine pots.  His mission started, while calling fishermen, etc. to follow Him.  He preached the teaching of God while travelling from village to village and healing sick men.

Sometime, thousands or more people gathered to listen to Him.  He also fought evil spirits and demons haunting people and even animals/plants.  His reputation increased but priests in Jerusalem were alarmed.  They sent spies around Him, who asked Him questions to find a reason to arrest Him.

He finally went up to Jerusalem and its Temple.  He was offended because some traders were behaving like thieves in the Temple.  Friction between Him and Temple priests were burnt so that priests appealed to the Roman Governor, saying that He did not obey the rule of Romans and Judaism.  As a witness, they bribed one of His followers with silver coins.  Then, He was arrested.

The Roman Governor sentenced that the man should be killed on a cross.  The punishment was executed.  The man died on the cross.  All of His followers ran away as they were afraid.

But three days after the crucifixion, women found that He resurrected as they went to the tomb where His body was placed.  Then for a while after the resurrection He appeared to His followers hiding in a secret house from persecution.  Finally, He ascended to Heave while His followers were watching.

This simple story made the greatest book in these 2000 years.  It also produced a new religion called Christianity.  But, truth of the story is not yet fully explained.  From the beginning, where did he come from?

 
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Luk 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Luk 11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

Monday, November 27, 2017

"it seemed good in thy sight" - Despite Development of Christianity



North of Tokyo


Despite Development of Christianity

Christ Jesus chose fishermen, farmers, etc. as His disciples.

He went to poor people, ill people, etc. to heal them and preach teaching of God.  Christ Jesus did not go to rich people, learnt people, and those with high status in the society.  He was surrounded by poor people who did not have any academic background.  Accordingly His teaching to them was not academic.  He did not tell them any theory on God, the universe, and the world.  He did not present theology to them.

But after Christ Jesus, many rich men, learned men, and scholars extended theology.  You can find thousands or more books about Christianity and God in a public library of a modern city of any developed country.  Those books contain difficult and complicated theories.  They extend interpretations of God and Christianity.  So, it requires study in many years in colleges to learn Christianity and various theories, which Christ Jesus must not have expected.

But over about 2000 years, mainly Europeans have been developing theology, the meaning of God, and interpretation of Christ Jesus' mission.  The volume of their study has become so large.  It requires higher education to understand it.

Such work must have contributed to intellectual development of Europeans.

One of the largest contributions to European followers in these 2000 years by Christ Jesus is to give inception of this intellectual work.

Greek philosophers might contributed to such intellectual development.  Buddhists have developed also many theories following the teaching of the Buddha.  Judaists have continued their study of their religion.  But Christianity in these 2000 years achieved overwhelming intellectual work more than any others following their own religion.

From simple teaching by Christ Jesus to illiterate poor men in Palestine 2000 yeas ago, great volumes of intellectual work have been extended and generated to date.  This is truly a miracle.  But no church in the world have new holy books positioned above the Gospels.

Theology doesn't save men, but the words of Christ Jesus in the Gospels save men, no matter how many books have been written by scholars and professors in these 2000 years.  This is also truly a miracle.       

Despite development of Christianity in these 2000 Years, still what we need is the book of the Gospels.


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Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Mat 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Friday, November 24, 2017

" whosoever shall say unto this mountain" - Rothschild and the U.S. for Israel



Mt. Fuji (100 km far) and sunset around Tokyo


Rothschild and the U.S. for Israel

It is a well-known historical fact that the Rothschild family helped other Jewish people establish the nation Israel before and after WWII in the 20th century.
Lord Rothschild: My Family Created Israel
February 12, 2017

The 80-year-old Rothschild said in a recent interview that his ancestors “helped pave the way for the creation of Israel,” forcing the British government to sign the Balfour Declaration in 1917.

The Rothschilds are commonly believed to have engineered WWI and waited until 1917 when Britain showed signs of trouble. The Zionist family then promised the British Government that they could convince the US to enter the war and ensure Britain’s victory over Germany on the basis that the British government handed control of Palestine to the Zionists.

Thus the Balfour Declaration was created, which is an official letter from the British Government Foreign Secretary James Balfour to Baron Rothschild.
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The interview was was conducted by former Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub as part of the Balfour 100 project. Taub interviewed Rothschild at Waddeston Manor in Buckinghamshire, a manor bequeathed to the nation by the Rothschild family in 1957, where the Declaration is kept.

According to Ambassador Taub, the declaration “changed the course of history for the Middle East.”
http://yournewswire.com/lord-rothschild-israel/
However behind Rothschilds' activities behind the scene, there must have been the hand of God.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the direct ancestor of the present Rothschild families, was born in 1744. On the other hand, the United States Declaration of Independence was issued in 1776.  The path for Rothschild to accumulate wealth has been parallel with development of the U.S.

Israel was established based on money provided by Rothschild and the victory of the U.S. over Nazi Germany that executed about six million Jewish people in WWII.  It means that God prepared the U.S. and the Rothschild family 200 years prior to the establishment of the nation Israel.

From a religious point of view, the reason for existence of Rothschild and America is for them to contribute to the return of Judaists to Palestine and Jerusalem, the most important event since the emergence of Islam in the early seventh century and the fall of the Temple of Jerusalem in the Jewish-Roman war in the late first century.   
  
But, furthermore, for what reason, does God wish Judaists to return from Diaspora to Palestine?  

That is the imminent question since we see today great crises in the Islamic world and a great change in the Vatican while commercialism and market economy are globally prevailing, involving China and India.   God must have the human world get prepared for the great change coming near in terms of religion. 

If so, the stage has been set from a view point of global religion.  It must have a great magnitude so that even the U.S. and Rothschild are mere secondary characters.
   

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Mar 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mar 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away" - The Gospels as the Holy Gohost

Mt. Fuji of Today



The Gospels  as the Holy Ghost

Christianity spread in Roman cities in the first and second centuries at a raid pace.

Christianity at the time taught that the end of the world was coming soon.  However, the world seemed to continue in the Roman Empire.  Probably, many Roman believers must have thought that Christ Jesus referred to the Jewish Roman war where Judaists were expelled out of Jerusalem and Palestine.  The world based on the Jewish holy book was over.  Now, the new world must have begun with the teaching of Christ Jesus.  They must have thought so.

Church leaders used Gospels to teach what Christ Jesus had done in Palestine, but they put emphasis in their teaching, which must have been their interpretation of the teaching of Christ Jesus.  But most of Roman people who came to churches or Christian assemblies must have been interested in who and what Christ Jesus was more than teaching of church leaders.  They must have found the answer in the Gospels.  There must have been many Roman citizens who could read the Gospels written in Greek.  The ratio of those who could read the Gospels in the Roman Empire must have been more than that in the Middle Ages of Europe.

That is why the Gospels came to be respected by ordinary people while church leaders did not count on them so much.  Church leaders must have discovered the power of the Gospels.  That is why the Christian church system did not specify canonical books from the beginning of their preaching since the late 1st century in Roman cities, but adopted the Gospels as authentic in the fourth century.

But they had to tell that Christianity prevailed without help from the Gospels.  So, they thought that the holy ghost helped their mission among Roman citizens.  Early church leaders could not simply or candidly admit that the Gospels helped diffusion of Christianity.  But they wanted to declare that their work supported by the holy ghost helped them preaching.  Accordingly, they introduced the Holy Ghost in the Trinity.

So, it is not unnatural for people of today to think that the Holy Ghost in the Trinity means the Gospels according to Mark, Luke, Mathew and John.


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Mar 11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
Mar 11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
Mar 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Friday, November 17, 2017

"a den of thieves" - Fake Jesus by Da Vinci


Around Tokyo

Fake Jesus by Da Vinci

The following is the image of Christ Jesus, some say, mysteriously copied to the shroud now placed in Turin, Italy.

https://www.ancient-code.com/new-conclusive-evidence-shows-that-turin-shroud-does-show-the-face-of-jesus/


The following is the painting of Christ Jesus by Leonard Da Vinci recently sold in an auction in New York at $500 million or more.

http-hypebeast.comimage201710leonardo-da-vinci-salvator-mundi-christies-auction-1
http://mechanicaldummy.com/2017/10/leonardo-da-vincis-last-privately-owned-painting-going-auction/

It is indeed a grave blasphemy for Da Vince to have painted Christ Jesus with a crystal ball in His hand, since Christ Jesus must not have held such a ball.

But if it had been known to the world around 1500 that Da Vince did not believe in God and Christ Jesus, he should have lost a chance to become one of the greatest artists and inventors in the early 16th or the late 15th century.

The more he concealed it, the more his hatred of Christ Jesus was intensified and complicated.  Now we can see one piece of evidence in the above picture.

From the beginning, what pious and faithful Christian would try to paint a Jesus in the manner of making it looking real and alive.

(Look at the fingers half crossed in the picture.  Truly, a cheap trick, indeed!)

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Mar 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

"from Bethany, he was hungry" - 2600 and 3200 Year Theory Based on the Giza Pyramid


Tokyo

2600 and 3200 Year Theory Based on the Giza Pyramid

It was 600 years before Abraham left Ur, a Mesopotamian city, that the Great Pyramid had been built in Giza, Egypt.

Then, it was 1,300 years after the Great Pyramid was built in Giza that Moses led other Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt.  And, it was 1,300 years after Moses that Christ Jesus emerged among Hebrews in Palestine.

In addition, it was 600 years later after the emergence of Christ Jesus that Islam was given to Muhammad in Arabia.  Further more it was 1,300 years after endowment of Islam that Judaists came to return to Palestine and establish the nation Israel after WWII.

In other words, the building of the Great Pyramid is the starting point of the civilization of the mankind.  And the period from the Pyramid building till the emergence of Christ Jesus was divided into the first 1,300 years till the adventure of Moses and the latter 1,300 years till the preaching by Christ Jesus.  And, 1,300 years after the foundation of Islam, the Jewish people returned to Palestine putting an end to 1,900-year-long Diaspora.  If this 1,300 years were another first 1,300-year period, something decisive should happen after the establishment of the modern Israel.  So, maybe the human history might end around the year 3200 or 3300.

Or, based on the 600 year period theory suggested by the period from the Great Pyramid to Abraham and the 2,000 year period from Abraham to Christ Jesus, something decisive should happen 2,000 years after Mohammed, who was given Islam 600 years after Christ Jesus.  Then, the human history might end around the year 2600.

However, what can you imagine about the future of the world specifically in 2600 or 3200?  Will another Christ appear?  Or will the civilization of the mankind get terminated if they should start to live in a colony on Mars?     

Anyway, the history of the mankind is marked off with the Great Pyramid of Giza, Abraham, Moses, Christ Jesus, Muhammad, and the modern nation Israel.  And it is likely that it will be further marked off with the coming 2600 incident and 3200 incident although we live now in 2017.


The Human History
2600 B.C.:         The Great Pyramid in Giza
2000 B.C.:         Abraham
1300 B.C.:         Moses
A.D. 1 Century: Christ Jesus
A.D. 600:           Islam
A.D. 1900:         Israel
...
A.D. 2600:         ???
A.D. 3200:         ???

Indeed, Christ Jesus never built a great pyramid.  But He built a great pyramid, which however cannot be visible, that has occupied the human minds with a high monument called Christianity.  In this context, Christ Jesus Himself is another great pyramid, though spiritual. 

Indeed, history is God, and God has interfered with the history of the mankind.  There must be traits of such interference.  And we could see them as above stated.

The Great Pyramid in Giza -- 1300 years --> Moses  -- 1300 years --> Jesus
Muhammad -- 1300 years --> Nation Israel -- 1300 years --> the year 3200 incident

The Great Pyramid -- 600 years --> Abraham --> 2000 years --> Jesus
Jesus -- 600 years --> Muhammad -- 2000 years --> the year 2600 incident


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Mar 11:12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
Mar 11:13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
Mar 11:14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

"hey brought the colt to Jesus" - Flavius Josephus and Early Christianity


Tokyo


Flavius Josephus and Early Christianity

Why could Christianity spread in the Roman Empire and subsequently in whole Europe?

Despite descriptions of the Gospels and the Act, Jewish author Flavius Josephus (37-100) didn't especially mention movements of early Christians, the Apostles, or Christ Jesus Himself, although Josephus wrote detailed books about Jewish people and their history, including the Jewish Roman War.

It means that early Christianity till 100 through a big fire in Rome, ascribed to Emperor Nero, and the Jewish Roman War, Christianity had been practiced only by a small number of Judaists and Roman citizens.  But in the following 200 years, the religion was accepted by a majority of Roman citizens.  It is a miracle caused by God, but we should study the causal association that worked behind the phenomenon.

Most of Judaists, even of today, have said that there is nothing unique in the teaching of Christ Jesus.  All of the words of Christ Jesus were quotation from or reference to the Old Testament or the Jewish Bible.  Individual miracles Christ Jesus performed had some unique aspects but they could not be evidence for divinity of Christ Jesus.  He also showed some shortcomings in His behaviors.  Most of Judaists, even of today, said so. 

However, for example, Einstein had the same science knowledge as other scientists had.  There was nothing unique in Einstein's scientific knowledge.  But he could discover great physical laws no other scientists could find.  So, you cannot belittle or underestimate the merit Christ Jesus had.  Christ Jesus had the same religious knowledge as other Jewish priests or scholars had.  But Christ Jesus worked among people in a revolutionary way, only helping, teaching, and loving poor people.

So, the movement of Early Christians in the first century was at the very lower level of the society among Jewish people and Roman citizens, so that rich Josephus could not even observe, feel, or realize the spread of early Christianity.  Or the social level where early Christianity was spreading in Palestine and Rome was so low that rich and elite Josephus could not even observe, feel, or realize the movement of early Christianity.

But at a certain point of time, the state of diffusion of Christianity crossed a threshold to emerge in the front line of the Roman society.  Non-Christian Roman citizens should have been surprised and got interested in the religion to lean it and eventually accept it.

Romans were simple and simply cruel, despising the poor and the weak.  But 80% of Romans were not 100% secured of their lives.  But they could not rely on help and pity of neighbors if they had faced a tragedy and a bad luck.  Then, they saw Christianity taeching unconditional love toward neighbors.  Christianity was overwhelmingly with great love for the poor and the weak, compared with other religions.  

Judaists had almost the same source of religious contents as Christianity, but they did not venture to go out to save poor and weak Romans.  Followers of early Christianity, on the other hand, tried to follow the way of Christ Jesus who gave great love to the poor and the weak.  Early Christians in Rome should have helped poor and weak Romans to a degree that greatly surpassed the level of other religions.  Christian masters must have been benevolent to their slaves, while other masters treated their slaves so cruelly.  It is natural all the slaves in Rome believed in Christianity.  Early Christianity requested its followers to show and practiced extraordinary love toward slaves, the poor, and the weak.  This must be the reason why early Christianity succeeded in spreading in Rome.

However, rich and elite Flavius Josephus did not need such love from Christians.  He must not have even felt that there were many such people in Rome.  He could not encounter Christianity because he lived in the high society in Rome of the first century after he had surrendered to Roman troops in the Jewish Roman war.   

The works of Josephus are major sources of our understanding of Jewish life and history during the first century.
The works of Josephus translated by Thomas Lodge (1602).
(c. 75) War of the Jews, or The Jewish War, or Jewish Wars, or History of the Jewish War (commonly abbreviated JW, BJ or War)
 
(date unknown) Josephus's Discourse to the Greeks concerning Hades (spurious; adaptation of "Against Plato, on the Cause of the Universe" by Hippolytus of Rome) 
(c. 94) Antiquities of the Jews, or Jewish Antiquities, or Antiquities of the Jews/Jewish Archeology (frequently abbreviated AJ, AotJ or Ant. or Antiq.) 
(c. 97) Flavius Josephus Against Apion, or Against Apion, or Contra Apionem, or Against the Greeks, on the antiquity of the Jewish people (usually abbreviated CA) 
(c. 99) The Life of Flavius Josephus, or Autobiography of Flavius Josephus (abbreviated Life or Vita)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus#Historiography_and_Josephus



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Mar 11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
Mar 11:8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
Mar 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

Friday, November 03, 2017

"the Lord hath need of him" - Dead Sea Scroll-Revealed Truth


The Tokyo Station


Dead Sea Scroll-Revealed Truth

What is a miracle like?

After WWII, Judaists returned to Palestine, and in 1948 the United Nations approved the establishment of the nation Israel.  Then, the Dead Sea scrolls came to appear.

Some of those scrolls were written in the era when Christ Jesus was alive or preaching.  It is a miracle God performed to, probably, commemorate the establishment of Israel.  So, we have to take the incident more seriously.  There must be some linkage between Christ Jesus and the Dead Sea scrolls or Qumran.  So, there are some scholars who have investigated the relationship between the scrolls and Christianity:
The worldviews of early Christians and the writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls were also starkly different. VanderKam explains, “A group that set a goal of spreading its religious message to all peoples to the ends of the earth had a very different understanding of God’s plan than ones who seem to have done no proselytizing and had no interest in bringing the nations into the fold.” 
Nevertheless, there are some similarities between the two groups and their writings, which make for interesting comparisons. For example, a list of miracles appears in both Luke 7:21–22 of the New Testament and the Dead Sea Scroll known as the Messianic Apocalypse (4Q521). In Luke 7, Jesus gives these miracles to the disciples of John the Baptist as proof that he is the messiah. In the Messianic Apocalypse, which was written approximately 150 years before Luke’s Gospel, the Lord is the one who will perform these miracles. The source for both of these lists is Isaiah chapters 35 and 61. While not all of the same miracles appear in Luke 7 and the Messianic Apocalypse, the miracles that do appear in both are listed in the same order (see chart).
dss-chart

The curious thing is that not all of these miracles, such as “raising the dead,” appear in the passages from Isaiah, which were the source material for the lists—the prophecies being fulfilled. Yet the miracle of “raising the dead” appears in both Luke 7 and the Messianic Apocalypse right before bringing “good news to the poor.” Rather than suggesting that the writer of Luke 7 copied from—or was even aware of—the Messianic Apocalypse, this similarity suggests that both groups shared certain “interpretive and theological traditions on which writers in both communities drew.”
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/dead-sea-scrolls/the-dead-sea-scrolls-and-the-new-testament/

Judaism today or after the Jewish-Roman war was different from Judaism practiced today.  And, what was practiced by Christ Jesus was a kind of Judaism before the Jewish-Roman war.  Or we should find what Judaism was before the war or around the first century from the Christian Bible.  What we read in the Gospels must be a state of Judaism before the Jewish-Roman war.  So, there is no wonder that Luke shares some descriptions with some Dead Seas scroll.

The Dead Dead Seas scrolls tell us that Christ Jesus was a Judaist; what He preached was a kind of Judaism; and His miracles were those of Judaism at the time.  It means that Christ Jesus was not Christ Jesus in today's Christianity but a prophet or the Messiah in Judaism before the Jewish-Roman war.  Accordingly, Christ Jesus must not have said that He was God or must no have allowed His followers to call Him God.

Christianity of today must be something different from what Christ Jesus preached and practiced before the Jewish-Roman war.


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Mar 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.
Mar 11:3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.
Mar 11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

"not fall on the ground without your Father" - Discuss If Christ Jesus is God



Ueno Park, Tokyo

Discuss If Christ Jesus is God

Christ Jesus did not come to this world to tell that He was God.  It was about 300 years later that Christians in the Roman Empire decided that Christ Jesus was God before the Roman emperor.

Since then, namely in the fourth century, those who could not accept the creed were outcast by the Vatican.  Accordingly, the gap between Christianity and Judaism was so expanded that it became impossible for the two religions to accept each other.  Christianity prevailed in Europe with the Vatican holding this creed, so that minority Judaists had to face oppression and persecution at any time, since the underlying ideology of the Vatican condemned those who did not accept Christ Jesus as God.

No matter if some didn't observe the words and teachings of Christ Jesus, he could be regarded as a Christian only if he didn't protest against Vatican's ideology that Christ Jesus was God.  No matter if Judaists lived in accordance with the words or teachings or the spirit of Christ Jesus, they were never respected by the Vatican.

On the other hand, most of Judaists believed that the words and the teachings of Christ Jesus were written in their Bible or the Old Testament.  They thought that what was unique with Christ Jesus was his performing miracles, some of which however looked dubious or nonsense to Judaists.  They admitted that Christ Jesus was a great teacher, but they thought that He could not be God.

In the Gospels, the authors used the word Jews so often.  It is strange that people around Christ Jesus were mostly Jewish people.  They should have simply used the word people but not Jews.  However, Gospel authors used the word Jews, in a sense, as if opponents or enemies of Christ Jesus were Jewish people.

It is true that Christ Jesus could not turn a majority of Jewish people in Palestine and Jerusalem into His followers or Christians, although He spent three years in His preaching.  If He had been God, a majority of the Jewish people should have admitted that He was God.  So it is not easy to deny the judgement of Judaists that Christ Jesus could not be God.

Anyway, 300 years later, Christian leaders decided officially that Christ Jesus was God.  But as time went by, the Vatican and other Christian leaders did not discuss or stress the creed.  They came to accept non-Jewish people who admitted authority of the Vatican or other churches if they didn't protest against the creed.  Christianity became a kind of mere facade.

So it is recommended for Christians and other people, including Judaists, to discuss again the issue, whether Christ Jesus was God or not.  Or whether it is right for people to regard Christ Jesus as God, since people might have no ability to judge whether or not Christ Jesus was God.  It is because if people have been doing a wrong thing about God, it should be corrected as soon as possible.

Simply, who knows if Christ Jesus is God?


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Mat 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
Mat 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Mat 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

"fear not them which kill the body" - Nicaea Creed, a Big Mistake


Tokyo Sbway


Nicaea Creed, a Big Mistake

Christ Jesus never visited priests of the Temple of Jerusalem and leaders of Judaists to proclaim that He was God.  He didn't even visit Pilate or Roman officers to show them that He was God.

Christ Jesus never tried to go to Rome to prove, before the Roman Emperor, that He was God.  But he walked around villages and towns in Palestine and help poor, sick, and desperate people, saying that the Kingdom of God was near.  He only suggested to His discilpes that He was the Son of God.

It means that identifying Christ Jesus as God is not important as Christ Jesus did not intend to prevail the idea that He was God.  It also means that Christ Jesus did not expect those with political and religious power would follow, respect, and love God.  And, Christ Jesus did not force them to accept glory and power of God.  But He expected that poor people helped and taught by Him would believe the teaching of God.

So, it was wrong that the Vatican once purged those who would not accept Christ Jesus as God.  This policy led to antagonism against Jewish people who never accepted the idea that Christ Jesus was God.  If the Vatican had not adopted the doctrine that Christ Jesus was God, Jewish people must not have been oppressed and persecuted by Christian authorities over centuries.

Christ Jesus might be God, but to have people recognize Him as God is not His intention.  So, the Vatican should not have set up the policy that those who didn't admit that Christ was God should not be regarded as Christians.
The First Council of Nicaea was a council of Christian bishops convened in the Bithynian city of Nicaea (now İznik, Bursa province, Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325. Constantine I organized the Council along the lines of the Roman Senate and presided over it, but did not cast any official vote. 
Some distinctive elements in the Nicene Creed, perhaps from the hand of Hosius of Cordova, were added, some specifically to counter the Arian point of view. 
1. Jesus Christ is described as "Light from Light, true God from true God," proclaiming his divinity.
2. Jesus Christ is said to be "begotten, not made," asserting that he was not a mere creature, brought into being out of nothing, but the true Son of God, brought into being "from the substance of the Father."
3. He is said to be "of one being with the Father," proclaiming that although Jesus Christ is "true God" and God the Father is also "true God," they are "of one being," in accord to what is found in John 10:30: "I and the Father are one." The Greek term homoousios, or consubstantial (i.e., "of the same substance) is ascribed by Eusebius to Constantine who, on this particular point, may have chosen to exercise his authority. The significance of this clause, however, is extremely ambiguous as to the extent in which Jesus Christ and God the Father are "of one being," and the issues it raised would be seriously controverted in the future.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea#Nicene_Creed

It was almost 300 years or more after the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus that Christian leaders decided that Christ Jesus was God, and those who would not accept this Creed should be expelled out of the church.  However, Christianity had been practiced and relayed by those who didn't know this Creed for 300 years or more.

They should have adopted a creed that Christ Jesus might or might not be God, but those who followed His teaching should be regarded as Christians.  Then many Judaists must have been regarded as Christians in later 1600 years or so.




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Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"Who then can be saved?" - Perfection and Uncertainty of God


Around the National Diet Bldg., Tokyo

Perfection and Uncertainty of God

Einstein didn't think that the minimum physical entities, elemental particles. follow the uncertainty principle.

But the quantum physics proves that the uncertainty principle is effective and truthful.  You cannot measure precisely two physical parameters, for example, position and kinetic momentum, in a system at the same time.  Einstein said looking at the moon, "Loot at the moon.  Its position and kinetic momentum are specified."  But some Japanese scientist thought, "How foolish Einstein is!"

For human eyes and science, the uncertainty principle might be true.  But for God, there might be no uncertainty.

For example, the position of an electron in an atom can be only grasped based on probability for human eyes.  But God might know precise results of applying probability to electron's position.

If some phenomenon looks occurring randomly, God might still know how the randomness works.  Only the mankind don't have means to see results of applying randomness to physical phenomena.

Einstein was a Judaist who admits that God is almighty.  There is nothing impossible for God.  But Christians see that Christ Jesus, regraded as God, lived like a man and got killed for complicated or unknown reasons.  At the bottom of Christians' minds, they might think that there is something that is beyond our imagination and God might even let uncertainty penetrate into some phenomena. 

Christ Jesus looked like confused by his fate of being crucified, although the Christian mythology tells that Christ Jesus knew His fate beforehand.  But, at the beginning of His mission, Christ Jesus never revealed His fate to disciples.  His death on the Cross might have been in uncertainty till a certain moment of His mission.  Christian scientists can accept the theory that God allows uncertainty.

If something occurs randomly for human eyes, God might hold a random number list along which randomness occurs, although in principle of human science randomness can be only explained through probability.

God must be perfect, which Einstein must believe.  Judaism must be simple.  So, Christianity needing complicated theology, mostly worked out by the Vatican, might have to be corrected.       



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Mar 10:26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
Mar 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Monday, October 23, 2017

"hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God" - Democratic Systems or Interference by God


Tokyo

Democratic Systems or Interference by God

It was not because Israelites asked God to send them the Son of God or Christ that God sent Christ Jesus to Palestine 2000 years ago but because God judged the necessity.

It was not because Judaists in Egypt asked God to send them Moses or a great leader who would lead them out of slavery in Egypt but because God judged the necessity.  It was also not because Muhammad asked Go to speak to him but because God judged the necessity.

For centuries at least since the first century no matter how hard Judaists, Christians, or Muslims asked God to send then the new Savior or King, God didn't to respond to such pleading.  So, people chose their kings depending on situations.  But as time went by, societies changed and got complicated, so that no kingship could work well in governance and administration.  Accordingly, most of modern countries in Europe and Asia abolished kingship and adopted democracy or dictatorial regime by dictatorial group members.

Today, nobody thinks that God will send a prophet or His substitute to the human world.  But, nobody thinks that God doesn't send a prophet or His substitute to the human world because He respects democracy.  Judaists, Christians, and Muslims know that God had power to override democracy or tyranny.  But in the past, when God did such interference, He sent Moses while Hebrews were in slavery in Egypt, facing a real crisis as a whole tribe; Christ Jesus when the Diaspora of Hebrews was coming ; and spoke to Muhammad when Judaism and Christianity lost saving power on Arabs.  It is unthinkable that God judges that Judaists, Arabs, or the whole mankind today now face such a crisis, because the world has become technologically/financially advanced and so complicated today.

But it also true that this world cannot reach the Kingdom of God through democratic processes or any rigorous practice of Islam against the modern Westernized world of today.  So, some people think that the world and the mankind cannot be improved without direct interference of God.  But how will God interfere?   

The most reasonable expectation might be that God helps people choose better leaders through democratic systems if God doesn't send another Savior who has overwhelming power and authority to save poor or tragic people in this world.

Anyway, rich and bad people make others suffer, so that suffering people need somebody to defeat those rich and bad people through democratic systems or as the result of interference by God.


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Mar 10:23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

"Jesus rejoiced in spirit" - Hebrews Chosen 1900 Years or More before for the Holocaust



In Front of the National Diet Bldg., Tokyo


Hebrews Chosen 1900 Years or More before for the Holocaust

Judaists had enjoyed the special status of God's chosen people for 1900 years since the Diaspora after the Jewish-Roman War in the first century till six millions of them were executed by Nazi Germans.

There had been no other tribes that had enjoyed such a status.  Judaists had been sometimes suppressed or treated badly by Christian monarchs and churches in that period, but they had believed that they were closer to God than Christians in that period.  They had also felt superiority over Muslims who believed also God of Judaists.

Till the Holocaust in WWII, Judaists had thought that they were loved by God more than Christians and Muslims were.  Having relied on this belief, they could survive 1900 years mostly in Christian-dominant societies.  It is extravagant.  It is beyond description.  And it is excessive for any tribe to believe that they are loved by God more than any other tribes for 1900 years.

This too much advantage is horrible.  Since, such a tribe should face a tragedy that is balanced with its special status.  Then, the Holocaust happened.

It is as if God requested Jewish people to pay for its special status.  Their 1900-year long status as God's tribe was compensated by the the great tragedy of the Holocaust.  Or the holocaust was balanced with the extravagant blessing of Jewish people over 1900 years as God's tribe.

Even eight million Germans died in WWII; 25 million Russians died in WWII;  550,000 French people died in WWII; 450,000 British died in WWII; 400,000 Americans died in WWII; 10 million Chinese died in WWII; and three million Japanese died in WWII.

And six million Judaists were killed in WWII as God's tribe that had survived over 1900 years after the Diaspora.

The more you are blessed by God, the more you are requested to pay in tragedy.  But can Judaists today feel proud that they were sacrificed so much in WWII because they were God's tribe?

But of course, there is a reason for God to request its tribe to sacrifice in a tragic situation.  Or we might say that in order to prepare a tribe as His own for sacrifice for a huge tragedy the mankind faces, God chose Hebrews 1900 years ago or older.   God must have chose Hebrews for sacrifice in WWII 2000 years or more ago.

Anyway, after WWII, Europe changed.  Europeans became more peaceful.  It must be all due to the great number of deaths in WWII as well as revelation of the horrible and cruel nature of the mankind as shown in the Holocaust.



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Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"before governors and kings for my sake" - Even If Christ Jesus Is Not God



Tokyo


Even If Christ Jesus Is Not God

Judaists claim that Christ Jesus cannot be God.  Muslims assert that Christ Jesus cannot be God.  But Christians believe that Christ Jesus is God, though it is not scientifically and factually proved.

Only Christians in the Roman Empire who had not observed living and preaching Jesus launched a theory that Christ Jesus was God.  Even no Gospels are written with clear declaration that Christ Jesus is God. 

First of all, we have to define what God is.  We may decide here that God is almighty.  Then, as God is almighty, He can appear as God or somebody that is not God.  Even God can be not almighty, since He is almighty.  So, you cannot deny that God once appeared as a mere Judaist or a mere prophet called Jesus.  Of course, God could have appeared as a king stronger than the Roman Empire or all the Arabs, since He is almighty.

So, there are two possibilities that God appeared as Christ Jesus or Christ Jesus was not God.  If Christ Jesus had not been God, there is no problem in views on Him of Judaists and Muslims.  But, if Christ Jesus was God, there would be great problems in Judaists and Muslims.

Accordingly, if we cannot prove that Christ Jesus is God scientifically or factually, it is better for us to respect the possibility that God became Christ Jesus, since God is almighty.

If Christ Jesus had not been God, our rejection of Him as God would not invoke anger of God.  But if Christ Jesus had been God,  our rejection of Him as God should invoke anger of God.  To avoid such a risk of invoking God, we had better regard Christ Jesus as God.

There are some matters in this word nobody can deny or prove.   But if risk for us to suffer when we deny such a matter is extremely large, we should not deny it.  In this case, the matter about Christ Jesus is related to God, the supreme existence in the universe.  We must be careful.

So, wise men would never deny that Christ Jesus is God.  However, Judaists and Muslims strongly deny the theory that Christ Jesus is God.  Of course, if God once became Christ Jesus, God can deny that He was once Christ Jesus without causing any problems, since He is almighty.  And, in this case, God can even have Judaists and Muslims deny that Christ Jesus is God for some reason that is not known to us.

Finally, it is no use arguing whether Christ Jesus is God or not.  And, God must know why we argue it with what motivation.  God is not affected by men's judgment on whether Christ Jesus is God or not.  But God is watching us and our minds and heats.     

  


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Mat 10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"I may inherit eternal life" - Jesus' Appearance Only Once?


Ikebukuro, Tokyo


Jesus' Appearance Only Once?

Christ Jesus appeared once in the history.  No other men than Muhammad were give words of God for Islam.

As God is almighty, He could have sent His Son over and over again, and he could have spoken to many other Arabs to promote Islam over and over again.  But He only sent Christ Jesus to the human world once and spoke only to Muhammad to promote Islam.

To us, God looks as if having done minimum services to the mankind.  But truth must be that the mankind only deserve one time for each of Jesus' appearance and revelation of Islam to Muhammad.

This universe experienced only one time of the Big Bang, which is enough for the creation of the universe and eventually the mankind.

Or the mankind do not deserve more than one time of each of Jesus' appearance and revelation of Islam to Muhammad.  There cannot be any mistakes in God's deeds.


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Mar 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
Mar 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"the Father knoweth me" - Need to Review Vatican's Theology


Tokyo


Need to Review Vatican's Theology

In the Roman Empire, the literacy rate is believed to be between 10 to 20%.  It means most of Roman citizens could not read the Gospels written in Greek.  But in the Roman Empire, most contents of the Christian theology were fixed, however, through various discussions and conflicts among Christian leaders involving some Roman emperor.

The Western Roman Empire fell in 476, but the theology of Christianity fixed in the Empire was carried out by the Vatican.  Then, the Middle Ages started, where the literacy rate of Europeans is believed to be about 5%.  It means almost nobody of the general public could read the Bible written in Greek or translated into Latin.  And the Vatican did not encourage people to learn Latin or Greek to read the Bible or the learned people to translate the Greek/Latin Bible into local European languages such as German.

It was about in 1500 that the Bible was translated into local languages and printed or copied in large quantity tanks to Gutenberg, Martin Luther and other scholars or priests who had objection to the Vatican's policy.  It means that almost for 1,000 years from the fall of the Western Roman Empire around 500 to the emergence of Gutenberg and Luther around 1500, Christianity was taught by Catholic priests to general Europeans who could neither have the ability to read the Bible nor chances of reading the Bible.  And, the Vatican never reviewed its Christian theology set before the fall of the Empire.

So, immediately after the fall of the Roman Empire, God gave Islam to Arabs, etc.  But the Vatican did not think about implication of this God's decision but continued its biased way of practice and teaching of Christianity.

Today, everybody can read the Bible.  Hundreds of millions of people, including Protestants, Judaists, and Muslims, should have different views from the Vatican theology on Christianity.

The Vatican should at least review its theology worked out more than 1,500 years ago.
   
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Joh 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Joh 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Friday, October 13, 2017

"they brought young children" - Birds and Flowers


Tokyo Station

Birds and Flowers

Christ Jesus was poor while living and preaching unlike the Pope and priests of today.  But how did He earn money?

Christ Jesus healed sick people and drove out demons from haunted people.  Then, the families of those saved by Christ Jesus must have invited Him to meals.  But as symbolized by the incident that Christ Jesus was arrested after the last supper while He was sleeping in a garden, Christ Jesus must have slept in open in most of nights.  He actually said, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."

Christ Jesus had some followers who must have carried some money or earned some money working in towns and villages while following Christ Jesus.  Even Judas is believed to have carried a money bag.  But from the beginning, these followers were mere workers, fishermen, or farmers; they were poor.

The most important thing was that He didn't go and preach for rich people, although today's churches welcome connections with rich people.  No matter how poor Christ Jesus and the Apostles were, they went to poor people and preached among them.

This is the essence of Christianity, since there are birds in the air and the flowers in the field that do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet heavenly Father feeds them.  Believers are much more valuable than those birds and flowers.

So, historically millions or more poor people who have been saved by these words of Christ Jesus, which must be the reason why Christianity has prevailed (even among birds and flowers).


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Mar 10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
Mar 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.