Saturday, June 10, 2017

"Stretch forth thy hand" - The Son of God vs. God

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The Son of God vs. God

The Gospels do not introduce Christ Jesus' saying that He is God.  But, there are many sentences where the word, the Son of God, is used:
Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 
Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 
Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 
Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. 
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 
Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 
Matthew 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 
Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 
Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. 
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 
Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. 
Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 
Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. 
Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 
Luke 4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 
Luke 4:9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 
Luke 4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. 
Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 
Luke 22:70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. 
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. 
John 1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. 
John 1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 
John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 
John 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 
John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 
John 10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 
John 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. 
John 11:27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. 
John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. 
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
So, it is clear that the Gospels were written based on the belief that Christ Jesus was the Son of God.  Usually, the only son of a king will become king someday.  But as long as he is called son, he is not king.

In addition, there is a big or an infinite gap between God and any other men and things.  The gap between God, infinite and more, and the Son of God, finite even if so great, cannot be neglected.  So, how stupid it is to call anybody or anything but God God.

What is more, the mankind must show the highest respect to God.  Calling anybody or anything that is not God God is a big lack of respect for God.

Accordingly, we must not call Christ Jesus God, although for the tiny existence of the mankind Christ Jesus looks so great as if infinite like God, for example, just like Mars looks like Sirius for mankind on the earth though the former is much smaller than the latter.

So, we had better review the Vatican creed of the Trinity, since it was about 1500 years ago that this creed was officially introduced.
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"...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.

Anyway, the adoption of the Trinity by the Vatican must cause Islam to emerge with approval of God.  

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Luk 6:10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Friday, June 09, 2017

"what are they among so many?" - Stop Thinking that Christ is God

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Stop Thinking that Christ is God

If God became a man and appeared before you, could you identify Him as God?

Christ Jesus appeared before at least 12 men and spent 24 hours a day per  for at least one year with them, traveling, talking, and eating with them.  But they did not realize that Christ Jesus was God, according to the Gospels.

Those followers of Christ Jesus eventually concluded that He was a Messiah or a Christ, while Christ Jesus suggested that He was the Son of God.  And, it was almost half a century later after the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus that John wrote his version of the Gospel with his belief that Christ Jesus was God.

When we read the words of Christ Jesus in the Gospels, can we believe that Christ Jesus is God?  Are those theachings of Christ Jesus only possible by God?  Or can we think that the miracles performed by Christ Jesus proved that He was God?

For example, if God became a foolish man and appeared as such before us for some holy purpose, for example, to teach that fools following God are wiser than clever men of this world can we identify the man as God?  In this case, as God completely disguises himself as God, we cannot find it out that the foolish man is God.

So, if God had intended that He became the Messiah, the Christ, or the Son of God, men could only identify him as such but no as God, since God is almighty.  But Satan might find it out that Christ Jesus was God in essence.  And Satan might secretly teach some followers of Christ Jesus, though decades later after the Crucifixion, that Christ Jesus was God in essence.  And, one of those followers of Christ Jesus might start to write his version of the Gospel based on Satan's indication that Christ Jesus was God.

However, as a result of the Vatican's adoption of a creed that Christ Jesus was God, some serious troubles must have occurred in Christianity.  Most of people who heard this Christian creed must have been confused and came to have doubt and disbelief in God at the bottoms of their hearts, since it looked so absurd that God was killed by Roman soldiers.

Satan challenged God by telling that Christ Jesus was God to some Christian leaders.  And, due to effects of this plot of Satan, the Vatican and Christian churches have not been able to fully save people in these 1900 years.  As a countermeasure, however, God gave Islam to the mankind, a religion that denies the Christian creed that Christ Jesus is God.

So, we have to stop saying and thinking that Christ is God.

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Joh 6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
Joh 6:9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
Joh 6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

"power over unclean spirits" - After these 2500 Years


After these 2500 Years

The direct root of today's major schools of philosophy and religions started 2500 years ago.

Around 500 BC (Origins of contemporary philosophy and religion):
The Greek philosopher Socrates was born c. 470/469 B.C., in Athens.  The Buddha died in 543 BC.  The first five books – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, book of Numbers and Deuteronomy – of the Old Testament reached their present form in the Persian period (538–332 BC).  The Chinese philosopher Confucius died in 479 BC.  The Greek philosopher Socrates was born c. 470/469 B.C., in Athens.

Around AD 1 (Start of the holy bimillennium):
And then 2000 years ago, God sent Christ Jesus to Israelites whose religion faced a crisis.  Since then, the world history evolved distinctly through each era of 500 years.

1 to 500 (Rise of Christianity): 
Christianity expanded from Palestine to the whole Roman Empire's territory and beyond.  Great reformation of Europe was going on in the post-Roman Empire Europe.

500 to 1000 (Former Middle Ages and the rise of Islam):
The Vatican and Christian churches expanded to hold hegemony in Europe.  However, due to flaws in Christian doctrines, God gave Islam to Arabs and other tribes, leading to establishment of the Umayyad Caliphate and the Abbasid Caliphate.

1000 to 1500 (Latter Middle Ages and split of the Islamic world): The Vatican's power culminated  so as to launch the crusaders against Muslims that were prevailing in the Middle East and around the Mediterranean.  But soon worldly powers of European emperors and kings took advantage while Catholic churches became tainted.  The Islamic world lost its integrity and the Islamic hegemony shifted from the Abbasid Caliphate to Seljuk, the Timur Empire and the Ottoman Empire.

1500 to 2000 (Industrial revolution to modern technology): 
The Vatican started to built St. Peter's Basilica while Luther launched Protestantism against the Vatican authority. Columbus sailed the Atlantic to reach America, and Europeans started to colonize Africa and Asia. Modern typography invented by Gutenberg paved the way for great intellectual development in Europe.  Following scientific development symbolized by Newton, etc., the Industrial Revolution started in England and then in Europe, the US, and Japan.  Then modern capitalism and commercialism prevailed over great wars such as WWI, WWII, and the Cold War.  Meanwhile Christianity has lost its binding influence on Westerners while modern science has been advancing with Einstein and many successive followers with support of advanced technology.  Friction between Westerners and Muslims has been intensified.

Now, the world seems to reach the limit in which integrity and soundness of humanity are secured by the effect of various schools of philosophy and religions that have emerged in these 2500 years while modern economy and technology are expanding in a boundless manner.

In this context, the mankind is facing a crisis like an ape holding advanced weapons without knowing how to control them.  So, God should interfere with the mankind again like He send Christ Jesus 2000 years ago.

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Mar 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
Mar 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

"thy Father which seeth in secret" - No Fathers on the Earth


No Fathers on the Earth

There is interesting teaching by Christ Jesus:
Mat 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Mat 23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Mat 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
A person who has no father must be poor.  A person who is never called a master is also poor.  These persons must feel sorry when they see others calling their fathers or being called masters.  In order not to make them unhappy, everybody must not call anybody his or her father or must not be called a master.

And those who can take such care are really great, since they can mind and save poor people without their fathers and merits for which to be called masters.

Christ Jesus was the greatest since he truly cared about the poorest people without their fathers and merits for which to be called masters.

In addition, the Gospels do not present scenes where Christ Jesus mentioned His father on the earth.

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Mat 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Mat 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

"he could there do no mighty work" - The Essenes and Christ Jesus


The Essenes and Christ Jesus

There was a scholar who clearly claimed existence of a tie between Christ Jesus and Qumran:
Jesus the Man: New Interpretations from the Dead Sea Scrolls is a book written by the Australian biblical scholar and theologian Barbara Thiering. It was first published by Doubleday in 1992 with the title, Jesus & The Riddle of The Dead Sea Scrolls: Unlocking The Secrets of His Life Story.... 
The central thesis of the book is that "Jesus was the leader of a radical faction of Essene priests. He was not of virgin birth. He did not die on the Cross. He married Mary Magdalene, fathered a family, and later divorced. He died sometime after AD 64".[2] From the New Testament gospels and Dead Sea Scrolls, Thiering constructs a new history of early Christianity which she contends was hidden in pesher coding. Thiering finds that the biography of Jesus hidden in the New Testament shows him to have been born in Qumran, an Essene community beside the Dead Sea, in March, 7 BC.
Almost all the scholars rejected her theory.  She indeed lacked a necessary level of respect for Christ Jesus, but all of her theory cannot be denied, especially, in terms of the connection of Christ Jesus with an Essene community.

The Gospels have a strong focus on John the Baptist but completely neglect the Essenes.  But if Qumran had been a place where resurrected Christ Jesus went and hid, His connection to the Essenes whose base was in Qumran should have been naturally hidden even in the Gospels that might have been written after the human and physical death of resurrected Christ Jesus.

The relation ship between Qumran and Christ Jesus must be a key to understanding reality of the life of Christ Jesus.

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Mar 6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
Mar 6:6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

"A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country" - In 2000 Years, No Judaists, Christians, and Muslims


In 2000 Years, No Judaists, Christians, and Muslims

Judaists have failed or already failed 2000 years ago, because they lacked the consciousness that they should have put more emphasis on observing the teaching of God than observing Jewish laws and rules, so that God sent Christ Jesus to Palestine, Jerusalem, and the world.

Christians have failed or already failed around 600, because they adopted an ideology that it was more important to think that Christ Jesus was God than to observer the teaching of God and Christ Jesus, so that God gave Islam to Arabs and other tribes.

Now, Muslims have failed, because some of them are supporting terror on people who criticize Muhammad and other Islamic leaders, which is an act to lessen energy and passion to respect and revere God, but God seems to have no intention to send other prophets or saints to the mankind.

Probably, Judaists, Christians, and Muslims should not respect anything but God.  They should forget every teaching of their own religions but directly stick to fear, respect, and love of God.

Every religious rule should be forgotten, because they must concentrate their energy and passion on fear, respect, and love of God.  They have to directly face to God but not to their own religions.

From a historic point of view, those who directly have fear, respect, and love of God will be the mainstream while those who stick to calling themselves Judaists, Christians, or Muslims will become a minority.  It is so, since God requests a strong tie between Him and the mankind, so that He must want any man to have fear, respect, and love of Him without any intermediums such as religion.

At least, 2000 years later, there would be no Judaists, Christians, and Muslims on the earth but only followers of God.

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Mar 6:4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.