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.