Friday, June 01, 2018

" and came into his own country" - Old and Classic Holy Books

A Public Park around Tokyo

Old and Classic Holy Books

It is truly remarkable that some books having been written centuries ago, 1,000 years ago, 2,000 years ago, or 2,500 years ago have still effective influence on people of today.

These holy books handle humanity.  But as humanity has not changed in these centuries, 1,000 years, 2,000 years, or 2,500 years, the teaching in these books have still appealing power to people of today.

For example, if it is written that Christ Jesus talked to a sick man to heal him, we can feel love in the behavior of Christ Jesus, although today many modern medications are available.  No matter how much our material environments and lives change or get modernized, the most important issue for us has never changed.  It is how we feel and think about ourselves, other people, and the world.  It is matters in our hearts and minds that are really counted.

These books are all concerned with our minds and hearts or our lives.  Even in this modernized and well developed world, people are born, study, work, retire, get old or sick, and finally die.  The value along which we think of our lives and the world has not changed for thousands of years.

However, if there is God who gives life to each of us and governs fates of each one, our life must look so simple to Him.  We are just those who were born and die someday while God exists forever. 

So, it might be necessary for us to view or read those holy books from a viewpoint of God.  At least, we must understand that what mattered to human beings  centuries ago, 1,000 years ago, 2,000 years ago, or 2,500 years ago is still important to us.  Therefore, we may be rather able to find and realize what is important to human beings by reading these holy books, since we could clearly see what is still effective in their contents through a filter of time of centuries or thousand years.   

Truly, Christ Jesus looks as if He is talking to us today.

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Mar 6:1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
Mar 6:2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?