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.