Saturday, January 06, 2018

"both righteous before God" - Don't Call Me God


Don't Call Me God

Christ Jesus came to this world to save the poor and preach the word of God.  He did not come to be respected as God.

But if Christ Jesus had been God, it could have been impossible for His followers to be unable to sense the truth that Christ Jesus was God; accordingly on some occasions they called Him God, but Christ Jesus told them not to call Him God.

Or rather on anone occasion, Christ Jesus asked His followers who they thought Him to be.  The competed in showing respect, saying, "You are a messiah!" and "You are the Son of God!"  But Christ Jesus also told them not to tell who He was.

Later Christianity adopted a creed that Christ Jesus was God and other doctrines based on the creed.  However, God did not destroy the Vatican.  Yet, He allowed the establishment of another religion Islam that denied the Christian creed that Christ Jesus was God.

Today, however, there is no dispute as to whether or not Christ Jesus was God between Christians and Muslims as well as between Christians and Judaists.  Rather, Muslims who suffered wars and other tragedies have left their countries and immigrated into Christian Europe.  If religion was more important then their safety and lives, those Muslims would not have asked shelters in Christian Europe.

In addition, there have been many Jewish people having been engaged in various sectors of Christian societies.  They have obtained high reputation due to their success, especially, in the financial sector, the academic sector, the entertainment sector, etc.  How could those Jewish people feel content in their success in societies whose mainstream religion they could not accept?       

Put extremely, nobody believes in religion.  They don't mind what and who their God is.  They believe that God does not save them but money does.  And the major source of money is outwardly-Christian Europe and America.  Whatever religions they might belong to, they would rather immigrate into Europe and America or continue to build their lives there as long as safety and wealth are promised there.  And, those successful Jewish people and Muslims would still perform their religions in Europe and America most of whose people believe, on a superficial level, that Christ Jesus is God, which their religions originally and officially cannot accept.

Put frankly, nobody believe in his religion.  They don't believe God saves them but believe money does.  Even Christians in Europe and America don't mind their God.  For them, it is also money but not God that saves them.  So, Christians in Europe and America don't mind that Judaists and Muslims don't believe that Christ Jesus is God as long as they believe that money saves them but not God.  They - Christians, Judaists, and Muslims - believe in the same religion where money is positioned above God.  They understand one another as believers of money.  They belong to the same religion overriding Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

So, if God gave a new religion to the mankind, the result would be the same.  The mankind might accept the new religion facially, but they respect money more.  That is why God has not given another religion to the mankind since He gave Islam.

So, Christ Jesus said not to call Him God.  If people had done so, though actually they did, their sins would have been much worse as we observe the situation today.     

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Luk 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

"which from the beginning were eyewitnesses" - In the Case of Christ Jesus' Mission


 In the Case of Christ Jesus' Mission

It is said that Who, What, Why, When, and Where are five questions kids learn in grade school or when they first learn a language, in addition to the sixth How.  In the case of Christ Jesus' mission:

Who: the Son of God as claimed by Christ Jesus Himself
What: Preaching the word of God
Why: To save the poor people, the tribe of Hebrews, and the mankind
When: Years after the era of Caesar and Cleopatra and before the Jewish-Roman War
Where: Around the Galilee Lake, the River Jordan, and Jerusalem
How: Traveling, preaching, healing and performing other miracles and resurrecting Himself after the Crucifixion

However, it was mostly Roman citizens in the Roman Empire who came to accept Christ Jesus but not Judaists who fled Palestine and Jerusalem after the Jewish-Roman War.  And more importantly, leaders of those so-called Christians in the Empire, with the Emperor, established a creed that forced believers of Christianity to accept Christ Jesus as God though He was also a man.  But, soon after the establishment of this creed by the early Vatican, the Empire fell in a mysterious manner.  And further interestingly, soon after the fall of the Roman Empire, Islam was given to Arabs, which denied the creed of the Vatican that Christ Jesus was God while anti-Christianity Judaism continued to survive among Jewish people.

None could change this history.  What happened in the past has its reason.  But the meaning of the history should be reviewed and modified, if necessary, by later generations.

The core of this situation is of course Christ Jesus Himself.  And, the creed that He was God was adopted by only handful of Christian leaders around the 4th century, and it was never changed since then while knowledge of the religion expanded to more people as time went by.  What was decided by men should be reviewed by new generations and should be corrected and changed accordingly.

It is time for people to review the creed that Christ Jesus is God.  Especially, Who, What, Why, When, Where, and How in the case of Christ Jesus' mission suggest that it was not a direct act of God.

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Luk 1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
Luk 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
Luk 1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

Monday, January 01, 2018

"Jesus Christ, the Son of God" - Miracle-enabled Jesus vs Miracle-disabled Priests

Mt. Tsukuba, a Shrine City, and Mt. Fuji in Straight Line Viewed from Tokyo Skytree Tower on January 1  

Miracle-enabled Jesus vs Miracle-disabled Priests

The list of miracles by Christ Jesus is as follows:
1. Born to a virgin - Miracles of Jesus
2. Changing water into wine - Miracles of Jesus
3. Healing of the royal official's son - Miracles of Jesus
4. Healing of the Capernaum demoniac - Miracles of Jesus
5. Healing of Peter's mother-in-law - Miracles of Jesus
6. Healing the sick during the evening - Miracles of Jesus
7. Catching a large number of fish - Miracles of Jesus
8. Healing a leper - Miracles of Jesus
9. Miracle of healing a centurion's servant - Miracles of Jesus
10. Healing a paralyzed man - Miracles of Jesus
11. Healing a withered hand - Miracles of Jesus
12. Raising a widow's son - Miracles of Jesus
13. Calming the storm - Miracles of Jesus
14. Healing the Gerasene man possessed by demons - Miracles of Jesus
15. Healing a woman with internal bleeding - Miracles of Jesus
16. Raising Jairus' daughter - Miracles of Jesus
17. Healing two blind men - Miracles of Jesus
18. Healing a mute demon-possessed man - Miracles of Jesus
19. Healing a 38 year invalid - Miracles of Jesus
20. Feeding 5000 men and their families - Miracles of Jesus
21. Walking on water - Miracles of Jesus
22. Miraculous healing of many people in Gennesaret
23. Healing a girl possessed by a demon - Miracles of Jesus
24. Healing a deaf man with a speech impediment - Miracles of Jesus
25. Feeding the 4,000 men and their families - Miracles of Jesus
26. Healing a blind man - Miracles of Jesus
27. Healing a man born blind - Miracles of Jesus
28. Healing a demon-possessed boy - Miracles of Jesus
29. Catching a fish with a coin in its mouth - Miracles of Jesus
30. Healing a blind and mute man who was demon-possessed - Miracles of Jesus
31. Healing a woman with an 18-year infirmity - Miracles of Jesus
32. Healing a man with dropsy - Miracles of Jesus
33. Healing 10 lepers - Miracles of Jesus
34. Raising of Lazarus - Miracles of Jesus
35. Healing Bartimaeus of blindness - Miracles of Jesus
36. Jesus curses the fig tree with no fruit - Miracles of Jesus
37. Restoring a severed ear - Miracles of Jesus
38. The resurrection of Jesus - Miracles of Jesus
39. Catching 153 fish - Miracles of Jesus
40. The ascension of Jesus - Miracles of Jesus

Christ Jesus said that God was inside Him, so that it is no wonder that He could perform those miracles since God is almighty.  But, Christ Jesus was also a man, so that His miracles should be restricted by His being a man but not God Himself.

It is apparent that those healing acts were based on His love to sick people.  When He pitied a sick person, he executed His healing power.  Those episodes show how much and how many times Christ Jesus pitied and loved sick people.

Christ Jesus did not give money to poor and sick people.  Instead, He loved them and healed them.  Money could buy medicines and cares by medical doctors.  But, money also belonged to Satan.  If money and medication bought by money had cured sick people, their lives should have been under Satan's influence.  Christ Jesus had no intention to make and help healthy servants of Satan.

Without these miracles, Christ Jesus should have been just a preacher, a teacher, or a prophet.  But as He performed those miracles and curing of sick people, Christ Jesus was more than such a man, which impressed His followers.  So, His followers followed Christ Jesus for a few years till His Crucifixion.

The band of Christ Jesus was welcomed and respected by people.  If somebody preached the word of God to people, such a preacher would be soon forgotten because priests in the Temple of Jerusalem could also teach the word of God.  But if that somebody performed healing with love to the sick, people should be impressed in a very different way.

Christ Jesus must have performed miracles in addition to preaching the word of God, which Jewish priests in the Jerusalem Temple could not do.  People would naturally follow Christ Jesus than those priests.  In this context, the miracles of Christ Jesus were targeted at the Temple priests.  Because those priests could not cure sick people and perform other miracles, it showed that they were not supported by God.

Accordingly, those priests decided to kill Christ Jesus and wipe away His influence.  Though they partly succeeded in fulfilling their evil plot, they were ultimately wiped away through the Jewish-Roman War.  Today, there are no heritage and legacies of the priests of the Temple in Jerusalem in the first century.  Indeed, those Jewish priests could not perform miracles but Christ Jesus could. 

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Mar 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Mar 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Mar 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.