Thursday, April 11, 2019

"he would have given thee living water" - A Fear of Death Leading to God

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A Fear of Death Leading to God

None is sure about what will happen to him or her after death.  However, Christ Jesus clearly stated that rich men went to the hell and and poor and pious men were allowed to enter Heaven.

Believing in Christ Jesus is to believe His words, so that true believers are not afraid of their death.

Centuries ago, there were many people who truly thought about Heaven and the hell.  But with advancement of science and technology, less and less people have come to think about Heaven and the hell as well as their death.

Modern social environments surrounded by high-tech goods, advanced hardware and software, games and images, various entertainments, demanding business activities, etc. have made people easily forget about their death and afterlife.

However, it is the situation that does good to Satan.  People whose minds are occupied by money making and the worldly things come to less think of the hell and Heaven and thus God.  Their minds would naturally go away from God.  It surely rejoices Satan.

Modern living surrounded by so many material things and goods makes people concentrate on living in this world and forget about their death and the hell and Heaven and thus God.

The gravest blasphemy is not accusing or criticizing God but forgetting and stopping thinking about God.  So, it is not bad for a man to be afraid of his death and wonder if he can enter Heaven, since he might come to ask God for mercy.

No matter how rich a man is, he has a reason to ask God for mercy, since anyone will die someday.  Being afraid of one's own death is good as it can be the first step to look for God.  A fear of death should lead people to God.

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Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Joh 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
Joh 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Joh 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

Sunday, April 07, 2019

"Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God" - The End of this Material Civilization

Cherry Blossom Field Party Season around Tokyo

The End of this Material Civilization

What we can plainly see in the Bible is the fight between God and Satan.  The Gospels are the reports of the fight between Christ Jesus as the Son of God and Satan.

God expected human beings to respect God and follows His teaching.  But Satan interfered with this God wish by brainwashing human beings and indoctrinating human beings with evil ideas.  To clearly teach God's teaching and instructions, God sent his Son Christ Jesus to the human world.  But people brainwashed by Satan killed Christ Jesus.  So, Satan succeeded in defeating God temporarily, but Christianity prevailed despite the death of Christ Jesus on the cross.  Nonetheless, Satan has never given up its evil intention against God.  Satan has brainwashed many priests and other followers of Christina churches.  Satan has also partly succeeded by making human beings love money and wealth more than God.

This tells what world human beings still live in today.  Commercialism is one of representative tools of Satan.  Commercialism makes human beings want rich lives by showing, displaying, and presenting rich living through TV, publications, and the Internet.  Indeed, a man cannot love and serve both God and money at the same time.  Satan does not request human beings to love Satan, but Satan makes human beings love money and forget, ignore, and finally hate God.

Today's civilization is driven by human desire fostered by commercialism.  It is against the teaching of God, since it is money-driven.  The modern civilization is driven by human desire for wealth.  It is against the teaching of God.  So, today, people don't think of God but think of only their material success and happiness that can be achieved by money.

But as this civilization is against God, it will surely fail.  Human beings will see their material civilization fall someday, which will please Satan who loves to see human beings suffer.

We are surrounded by high-tech products and products realized by advanced science and technology, but they are generated by human desire for money and wealth but not by faith in God.  Therefore, ultimately this material civilization will fall and perish someday.

This material civilization might crumble before human beings occupy the solar system or the Milky Way galaxy.  And it will never prosper forever.

2000 years after Abraham, Christ Jesus appeared in the human world.  And 2000 years after Christ Jesus, we are now living.  It is no wonder that the end of this material civilization is near. 

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Mat 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.