Tuesday, June 05, 2018

"the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath" - The Early Days of the Church in the Roman Empire


The Early Days of the Church in the Roman Empire

No one denied the existence of God in Palestine 2000 year ago.  This is the first thing you have to understand when you read the Bible.

But people also believe existence of Satan and evil spirits, which is not commonly observed in today's world, especially in the Western world.

When Christ Jesus appeared in this world, everybody believed existence of God and Satan.  But, they did not simply believe that Christ Jesus was the Son of God.  So, incidents depicted in the Gospels occurred.

Centuries after in the Roman Empire, Christian leaders must have been harassed by guilt because people, although in Jerusalem centuries ago, helped the execution of Christ Jesus.  The fact that human beings killed the Son of God must have tortured them even if they were living in Rome in the fourth or fifth century.  It must have bee so, because they believed existence of God and Satan truly unlike today's people in Europe and the US.

But this sense of gilt led these Christian leaders to a state of insanity.  It was too grave issue that God had sent His Son to this world but people had executed Him.  They could not spend a day without a fear of God.  But instead of asking forgiveness to God, they started to force Jewish people to accept responsibility.  Furthermore, they started to teach new comers to church that men were born with sins, so that they had to always feel a sense of guilty before God, though, not for the past execution of Christ Jesus but for abnormally complicated and roundabout reasons they could not understand.  They also started to call Christ Jesus God of Trinity, which they could not understand, either.  Finally, the creed and philosophy of Christianity was established from the fourth to fifth century in the Roman Empire.

But God disliked this movement.  So He destroyed the empire soon after the church leaders established the biased and almost insane creed such as Holy Trinity.   What's more, God gave Islam to people in the Middle East outside the Empire.

Today's world stands on extension of this trend.  Indeed, less and less Christians have come to rely on God and hate Satan.  Muslims rely on God and hate Satan more than Christian Europeans and Americans.  This shows the effect of the anger of God delivered before the collapse of the Roman Empire.

So, to correct today's world with full of evil situations, people have to get back to the early days of the church in the Roman Empire.

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Luk 6:4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
Luk 6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Monday, June 04, 2018

"let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth" - Friend in Prison on the Border to North Korea

Tokyo, the National Diet Bldg. and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Dept. Bldg. 

Friend in Prison on the Border to North Korea

Once a North Korean family escaped from the horribly poor and repressive nation to China.

They could survive for some time in peace.  His father could find a job somewhat.  But one day, a Chinese woman living nearby looked at his father thoughtfully in  evil atmosphere and asked him to carry vases with water in for her.  His father rejected it.

Then, a week or so later, several Chinese police men surrounded the house of the defecting family.  They arrested the family members and intimidated them, saying that they would be forcibly sent back to North Korea.

The youth was convinced that the Chinese woman dobbed his family into the police.  However, his father had one friend living nearby who was doing his business well.  This friend had once often visited their house when they had been in North Korea.  His father asked this friend to lend him some money to buy freedom of his family.  And, with this money, the family could persuade an officer of the prison they were in to let them flee from the prison and the town.   

And after a long and hard journey, the family could get out of China and enter South Korea.  Then, the family sent twice or more the amount of money they had borrowed from their old friend in the Chinese town on the border to North Korea.  It is because they had known that they should have been executed by the North Korean police if they had been sent back to the country under the dictatorship.

There must be hundreds of similar stories in the border area between China and North Korea.

Indeed, Christ Jesus said to visit your friend in prison some time.

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Mat 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
Mat 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.