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.