Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Why could not we cast him out?" - God's Plan and Significant Persons


God's Plan and Significant Persons

Who are the most significant persons in the history?  Without doubt, Christ Jesus must be, since He has been regarded as God.  But one example of the list is as follows:
The 100 Most Significant Figures in History
1 Jesus
2 Napoleon
3 Muhammad
4 William Shakespeare
5 Abraham Lincoln
6 George Washington
7 Adolf Hitler
8 Aristotle
9 Alexander the Great
10 Thomas Jefferson
11 Henry VIII of England
12 Charles Darwin
13 Elizabeth I of England
14 Karl Marx
15 Julius Caesar
16 Queen Victoria
17 Martin Luther
18 Joseph Stalin
19 Albert Einstein
20 Christopher Columbus
The history of these 2000 years started with Christ Jesus and the subsequent Jewish-Roman wars leading to the diaspora of the Israelites.  In this context, Paul and Caesar, as the virtual first emperor of the Romans, cannot be dismissed.

And the history of these 2000 years has been closed with the return of the Jewish people to Palestine and Jerusalem after WWII where Hitler fought Stalin but got defeated by US troops while killing six million European Jewish people.  In this context, Hitler, Stalin/Marx, and Columbus cannot be dismissed.

However, from a more religious point of view, Muhammad and Martin Luther cannot be dismissed.  So, we may present the following list in a time series:
1. Caesar
2. Jesus
3. Paul
4. Muhammad
5. Columbus
6. Martin Luther
7. Karl Marx
8. Stalin
9. Hitler
10. Judaists

It is truly a mystery why God sent His Son, Christ Jesus, to Palestine under control of Romans symbolized by Caesar about 2000 years ago.  And the rest of the history was finally settled when Judaists returned to Palestine and Jerusalem after WWII.

However, the history is still going on with Muslims active in the regions outside the territories of the past Roman Empire and with China and India having almost nothing to do with the Christian world.

We have to find what God's plan is about the history of the mankind in the next 2000 years.  And what significant persons will He plant to use?

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Mar 9:28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
Mar 9:29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.