Saturday, December 09, 2017

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

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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: