Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"into the wilderness, and prayed" - Gaza and Holy Books


Gaza and Holy Books

Gaza is a place where Alexander the Great marched to Egypt, Cleopatra traveled from Egypt, and Caesar also passed with his troops went up from Egypt to Syria after conquest of Egypt, and probably Abraham and Christ Jesus walked.  Gaza is older than Rome, Paris. London, and New York.

So, it is deplorable that Gaza is still in a state of severe conflict involving Jewish people.  It looks as if human beings have not made any progress in humanity in these 4000 or 2000 years.

Human civilization has developed and global economic status has been upgraded, but fundamental conditions look unchanged.  Indeed, the Old and New Testaments could present meaningful stories and dramas to us even today.  None thinks that the Old and New Testaments are so old and obsolete and their contents loos significance to modern people.  There are millions and more people who daily refer to these holy books in their spiritual quests and study.

Even Muslims refer to the Koran written more than 1000 years ago.  No Muslims think that contents of their holy book are now outdated.  Voices are still vividly spoken to them from the Koran.  Teachings of the Koran are regarded as effective even today.

However, in this era of modern commercialism, people look to New York, London, Paris, and Rome for their money-making activities.  But not many people look to Gaza for any concern.

In other words, development of the human civilization in these 2000 years might be nothing when compared with significance of effectiveness of those old holy books found today.  It might mean that most parts of today's material civilization has been developed with help from Satan rather than from God.

So, in the extreme case, God might request people to give up the civilization of today and go back to the human status of 2000 years ago when Satan did not yet succeed in capturing so many people using temptation for money and wealth.

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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.