Friday, May 19, 2017

"The Son can do nothing of himself" - Original Document Written by Christ Jesus

The Tokyo Station

Original Document Written by Christ Jesus

There are still some mysteries about the Gospels:

Why do they all look similar to one another in their contents about deeds and words as well as episodes of Christ Jesus' preaching?

Why were they written in Greek but not in Aramaic or Hebrew?

Why were they written more than three decades after the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus?

Why were they chosen as canonical books for the Bible?

And why do they include some criticism against Peter and other Apostles?

My theory is that there was one authentic original document written in Hebrew or Aramaic describing the activities of Christ Jesus.  All the four Gospels were actually translation from this original document.  Because the original document about Christ Jesus was written by somebody closer to Him, it was recognized as authentic.  It was translated because there arose some needs to present the conditions of the preaching by Christ Jesus to some Romans or the Roman authority who mostly read Greek documents.   Probably the need is to defend Paul in the trail in Rome.

Before the translation, this original document had been kept secret by the Apostles or direct followers of Christ Jesus who mostly lived around Jerusalem after the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus.  So, since the Gospels were all based on this authentic document, the Gospels were later naturally regarded as authentic by leaders of early Christians.  The leaders of early Christians had to accept all the Gospels because they were all written through translation by authors or translators who were close to Paul or Peter.

But why didn't the Apostles and direct followers of Christ Jesus who knew the existence of the original document make it public?  It must have been not only to keep their superior status based on the fact that only they had really seen and heard Christ Jesus preaching but also a fear to openly show the contents against Judaism and criticism even against Peter and other Apostles.  And this point that the earliest translation Mark clearly presented Christ Jesus' criticism against Peter and other Apostles suggests who wrote this original document.  Who, except Christ Jesus, could criticize Peter and other Apostles?

That is why I think that the Gospels were based on, or a kind of translation of, an original Hebrew/Aramaic document written by Christ Jesus Himself.

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Joh 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

"Till heaven and earth pass" - Dangerous and Evil Creed of Christian Churches


Dangerous and Evil Creed of Christian Churches

The Gospels tell that Christ Jesus was born as an Israelite 2000 years ago, started His preaching one day suddenly, performed various miracles healing the sick and reviving the dead, accused priests of the Jerusalem Temple and the elite of the society, and got betrayed by one of his followers to be killed by the Roman authority but got resurrected from the tomb, and his followers came to believe Him all the more.   But they do not tell that Christ Jesus called Himself God.

The point at issue is that it took 300 years or so for the Vatican fixed its creed that Christ Jesus was God.
In 325, the Council of Nicaea adopted the Nicene Creed which described Christ as "God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father".[40][41] The creed used the term homoousios (of one substance) to define the relationship between the Father and the Son. After more than fifty years of debate, homoousios was recognised as the hallmark of orthodoxy, and was further developed into the formula of "three persons, one being". 
The Confession of the Council of Nicaea said little about the Holy Spirit.[45] The doctrine of the divinity and personality of the Holy Spirit was developed by Athanasius in the last decades of his life.[46] He defended and refined the Nicene formula.[45] By the end of the 4th century, under the leadership of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus (the Cappadocian Fathers), the doctrine had reached substantially its current form.
However, there are no words of Christ Jesus claiming the He was God Himself in the Bible.

In other words, Christ Jesus did not come to this world to inform people that He was God, so that they should obey Him.  Instead, Christ Jesus came to this world to teach God's teaching that was instructions to choose good but not evil.

However, the Vatican and other Christian churches put more emphasis on the creed that Christ Jesus was God more than God's teaching Christ Jesus preached.  It is as if people had been forgiven only if they believed that Christ Jesus God even if they did not follow God's teaching.

Christianity practiced by the Vatican and other Christian churches is in essence just recommendation to accept the creed that Christ Jesus is God regardless whether people have full respect of God's teaching preached by Christ Jesus.   Put simply, the Vatican and other Christian churches recognize that one is a Christian only if he or she accepts the creed that Christ Jesus is God even if he or she does not follow God's teaching preached by Christ Jesus.

It can be a great flattery to call somebody God.  It is the maximum flattery to Christ Jesus to call Him God.  And, bad people would neglect God's teaching preached by Christ Jesus while calling Christ Jesus God.  Such people can be even Popes.

So, the Christian doctrine of the Trinity is not only difficult but also dangerous, artful, cunning, and evil.   It means that the leaders of Christian churches have been making a big mistake since the fourth century.  You had better fully respect God's teaching preached by Christ Jesus before you call Christ Jesus God.

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Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"My Father worketh hitherto" - Jesus in Quran and Qumran

Around the National Diet (Parliament) Bldg., Tokyo

Jesus in Quran and Qumran

There are not many authentic and historic documents proving existence of Christ Jesus.  Put simply, it is said that the four Gospels are the only authentic and historic documents describing Christ Jesus and proving His existence.

However, there is another authentic and historic document that refers to Christ Jesus.  It is the Quran.  Although the Quran was written 600 hundred year after the birth of Christ Jesus, it is a holy book based on words of God given to Muhammad.  Therefore we have to trust its descriptions about Christ Jesus even if the Quran  cannot be an objective and historic report.
Sura 19, Mary (Maryam)
[19:29] She pointed to him. They said, "How can we talk with an infant in the crib?"
[19:30] (The infant spoke and) said, "I am a servant of GOD. He has given me the scripture, and has appointed me a prophet.
[19:31] "He made me blessed wherever I go, and enjoined me to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and the obligatory charity (Zakat) for as long as I live.
[19:32] "I am to honor my mother; He did not make me a disobedient rebel.
[19:33] "And peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I get resurrected."
The Quran tells that Christ Jesus was born, died, and got resurrected.  So, we should believe that Christ Jesus came back to life after the Crucifixion.  We should accept that Christ Jesus existed as a historical fact.

But an issue remains about where Christ Jesus went after the resurrection.  The modern science could not accept an idea that He was uplifted to Heaven as a living man.  So, Christ Jesus traveled to some unknown place and hid Himself from the public.

And, in my theory, the most plausible place Jesus went to after the Resurrection is Qumran where the dead sea scrolls were discovered after WWII.
Extraordinary Evidence About Jesus in the Dead Sea Scrolls 
In 1991 the world was astonished to hear that one of the unpublished scrolls included incredible references to a "Messiah" who suffered crucifixion for the sins of men. The scroll was translated by Dr. Robert Eisenman, Professor of Middle East Religions of California State University. He declared, "The text is of the most far-reaching significance because it shows that whatever group was responsible for these writings was operating in the same general scriptural and Messianic framework of early Christianity." Although the original scroll team still claimed that there was no evidence about early Christianity in the unpublished scrolls, this new scroll totally contradicted their statements. This single scroll is earth-shaking in its importance. As Dr. Norman Golb, Professor of Jewish History at the University of Chicago said, "It shows that contrary to what some of the editors said, there are lots of surprises in the scrolls, and this is one of them." 
This scroll confirms the historical truthfulness of the New Testament record about Jesus and His crucifixion. The evidence from the scroll suggests that the Jewish Essene writer acknowledged that Jesus of Nazareth was the "suffering Messiah" who died for the sins of His people. 

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Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

"he withdrew himself into the wilderness" - Jesus Last Supper in an Essene House

Toyosu Area on Tokyo Bay

 Jesus Last Supper in an Essene House

There is a study that concludes that Christ Jesus took His last supper in an Essene house in Jerusalem:
If Jesus held his last supper in an Essene house then this throws light on his act of washing the disciples’ feet at the last supper, particularly his puzzling statement: ‘A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet’ (John 13:10). The Essenes interpreted the Old Testament rules of bathing and ritual purity very strictly. Jesus’ disciples would almost certainly have taken a bath before eating a Passover meal, but in walking to the Essene house their feet would have become dirty. The allusion to Essene practice would have been a natural one for Jesus to make at an Essene house, and out of respect for his Essene hosts Jesus made sure everyone was ritually clean by washing the feet of his disciples.

This study also solves the mystery on the discrepancy in the description about the date of the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus between the synoptic Gospels and the Gospel according to John.

The study tells that the synoptic Gospels adopt the pre-exilic calendar (sunrise-to-sunrise) to emphasize Christ Jesus' connection to Moses while John adopts the orthodox calendar (sunset-to-sunset).
1 John places the last supper, the trials and the crucifixion of Jesus all before the official Jewish Passover meal. In John’s account, Jesus died at the time the first Passover lambs were slain, at about 3 p.m. on the fourteenth day of the Jewish month Nisan.  
2 In Matthew, Mark and Luke (the synoptic gospels), the last supper is a Passover meal. Jesus was therefore crucified after this Passover meal, on Nisan 15. Hence John and the synoptic gospels apparently disagree not only on whether the last supper was a Passover meal or not, but also on the date of the crucifixion.
However, the theory that Jesus held his last supper in an Essene house seems to be more important, because it implies the hidden connection between Christ Jesus and Qumran.

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Luk 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Luk 5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

Monday, May 15, 2017

"to be healed by him of their infirmities" - Satan in the Gospels

Rice Fields around Tokyo

Satan in the Gospels

If you believe in Christianity, you have to believe existence of God, the Holy Ghost, and Christ Jesus as well as Satan, since God sent the Holy Ghost and His Son, in the form of Christ Jesus, to the human world to fight against Satan.

Indeed, the Gospels mention Satan:
Matthew 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Mark 1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

Mark 3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Mark 3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

Mark 4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

Mark 8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Luke 11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

Luke 22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

John 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

Christ Jesus preached and taught, accused bad priests, performed miracles, and drove out Satan from people.  Accordingly, Christian priests following Christ Jesus must preach and teach, accuse bad priests, perform miracles, and drive out Satan from people.

However, driving out Satan from people is an act most difficult to be understood by modern people, since they live in the modern world supported by advanced science and technology.  Nonetheless, there is a rule and traditions of exorcism in the Vatican:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism."

So, the Christian churches are partly based on recognition of Satan.  But as God cannot be seen, Satan cannot be seen, neither.  So, anybody, including Christian priests of any schools, who cannot believe in what cannot be seen does not believe existence of Satan as well as God.  But most people who do not believe in both God and Satan are often under strong influence of Satan.  One example is Hitler.

Christ Jesus never tried to dive Satan out of priests of the Jerusalem Temple, Herod and other enemies, although He drove Satan out of some individuals.  It might suggest that Christ Jesus was not God but just His Son.

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Luk 5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Luk 5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

"in the city, and in the country" - Islam was Caused by the Vatican

Around Tokyo Bay

Islam was Caused by the Vatican

Why must Christ Jesus be God?

Indeed, followers of Christ Jesus till His Crucifixion and till the Jewish-Roman War did not call Him God or tried to make other Israelites believe that He was God.

From the beginning Christ Jesus did not say to Israelites, "I am God. So, you have to follow and obey me!"  It means that Christ Jesus was not God or He did not want to reveal that He was God.  In the latter case, why didn't Christ Jesus or God want to be recognized as God by Israelites?

For example, God appeared to Abraham as God.  God appeared Moses as God.  God even spoke to Muhammad as God in later centuries.

So, God did not want separation among Judaists between those who accepted that Christ Jesus was God and those who could not, since it would cause separation of Christianity from Judaism,  God did not want such separation.

But why did the early Vatican adopt the creed that Christ Jesus was God?

It is probably for the early Vatican to make clear distinction of their religion from Judaism.  At the time there was no Islam.  So, there was only one religion, which was Judaism, that had faith in God of Abraham and Moses.  So, as early Christians also had faith in God of Abraham and Moses, Christianity could be regarded as one school of Judaism.  But, Judaists after the Jewish-Roman War denied their linkage with Christians.  They did not recognize that Christianity was a school of Judaism, although Christians had faith in the same God.

To cope with this attitude of Judaists, the early Vatican had to establish their own creed.  But it could not be denied that Christians had faith in the same God as that of Judaists.  So, the early Vatican introduced the Trinity ideology and declared that Christ Jesus was God.

The creed that Christ Jesus was God was not rooted in the days when Christ Jesus was alive and preaching in Palestine and in the years till the Jewish-Roman War and the fall of the temple in Jerusalem.  

At least, the Vatican should have kept confidence their creed that Christ Jesus is God.  Then, the biggest Vatican mystery would have been this face.  But the Vatican established its religion on this creed.  God must not have liked it, so that He gave Islam to the human world in the seventh century when the Vatican fully fixed its organization and theology based on the creed that Christ Jesus was God.

The emergence of Islam was caused by the Vatican's creed that Christ Jesus was God.

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Mar 5:13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
Mar 5:14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.