Saturday, March 30, 2019

"He must increase" - God and Eternal Life

Cherry Blossom Field Party Season around Tokyo, Japan

God and Eternal Life

Once the mankind had no idea about how large this world is. 

Later, until the recent centuries,  the mankind still had no idea about how large this universe, including the Earth, the Sun, and the Milky Way Galaxy, is.  And, still they don't know how large the space outside this universe is.  And most of them don't even wonder how large the spiritual world, Heaven, and the hell are.  There seem to be only a few who wonder how big and large God is.

It could be an infinite hierarchy structure the mankind cannot comprehend that God presides over.  But was it generated by God?  How did God create the infinite hierarchy structure?   Or what was the state of the space before God created such a structure?  And how could God come to appear and exist?

Maybe first there was nothing.  And, then God appeared from nowhere to create the infinite hierarchy structure including the spiritual world, Heaven, the hell, and the outside and inside of the material universe.

However, as God is almighty and omnipotent, He is not under anything and any power.  And then, another form of God must be the original status of nothing.

The most difficult part for the mankind is that there is nothing that is superior to God.  Nothing is bigger and greater than God.  We cannot imagine what exists above or outside this realm of God. 

However, again, if God is infinite, can we be satisfied to see that the realm of God is defined and specified with finite ideas, concepts, and expressions?  If God rules infinite spaces, how did He come to control all?  Or how did He come to exist and control all the infinite and finite spaces?

What are all these spaces, including the material universe, the spiritual space, Heaven, the hell, etc.?  How did God come to exist and occupy them all?  Aren't there any worlds and spaces above this realm of God? 

Put simply, as long as we believe that we have the ability to understand God, we cannot comprehend the truth.  The mankind has no ability to grasp and understand God.  God must be beyond all the scope of our intelligence.  It is because the mankind are parts of this great realm of God.  We must be thankful if God accepts our souls in Heaven.

And it is still very benevolent that Christ Jesus declared that those who believed in God would get eternal life. 

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Joh 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
Joh 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

"Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi" - This Truth Called Love

Mt. Fuji, snow-capped, from around Tokyo, over the 100 km distance

This Truth Called Love

To understand or admit something that exists, you have to be alive and not dead.  Existence of anything is only meaningful for a living man but not for a dead man.

A living man means the function to recognize something that exists, and a dead man means the state without this function.

To understand and recognize oneself, one needs to be alive and should not be dead.

A living man means the function to understand and recognize oneself, and a dead man means the sate without this function.

A man exists as long as he lives, but a dead man does not exist.  The world exists for a man as long as he lives, for a dead man, the world does not exist and he himself does not exist.

In the case of God, we may assume that this world and universe exist, as long as God lives.  And as God never dies, this world and universe never cease to exist.  And all the things exist as God understands and recognizes them.

Consequently, we may think that everything exists as God thinks of it; every man exists as God thinks of him and her; and time exists as God thinks of time.

If God should stop functioning, this world, this universe, all the things in this world, and all the mankind should disappear, losing the basis of their existence.

Christ Jesus called this truth love.  To suggest this truth to men, He said that God loved every man and woman.  And Christ Jesus recommended that to strengthen this assurance of men's existence, men should love God with all their hearts and might.

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Luk 3:27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
Luk 3:28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
Luk 3:29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,