Friday, September 06, 2019

"I am the light of the world" - History is God


History is God

What if Christ Jesus had not come to this world 2000 years ago?

Sooner or later the Jewish people should have revolted against Roman rulers in the first century.  And, they would have been defeated and compelled to leave Jerusalem and Palestine by Romans.  And they should have been dispersed in and around the Roman Empire.  And then what should have happened to Judaism and the Jewish people?   Probably they must have started to distinction.

On the other hand, the Roman Empire should have been defeated by other tribes invading the Empire from the east and the north.  So, Rome would have gotten desolate.  In a thousand years after the fall of the Empire, some other kingdoms should have emerged in Europe or specifically in the north of the Alps.

But without the core of civilization, the Vatican, any succeeding kingdoms should have been unable to set a new foundation of civilization of Europe.

In that case, Europe today would not become the center of the human civilization, and Jewish people today should be living in various parts of Europe as a minor tribe almost forgotten by people around them.  And most importantly, various religions should be practiced in Europe, and Judaism should be covered or hidden by them.

Without Christianity, the world today must be very different what we see today.  And most decisively, the human kind would not understand the concept of the one and only God who created and ruled this universe.

Conversely, as there is the one and only God who created and ruled this universe, and the mankind needs to understand this truth, Christ Jesus should have emerged 2000 years ago, and in reality He did.

So, the truth related to God surely comes true.

In fact, Satan has not been able to destroy the teachings of God and Christ Jesus in these 2000 years ago.  Incidentally, Judaism has also survived.  In this context, Christ Jesus came to this world to save the Jewish people and Judaism, too.

Probably, all we have to do is to try to find any pieces of the truth related to God in the human history.  And if it is destined that the mankind will go extinct in the distant future, the last man should think that it is the intention and will of God that the history of the mankind expresses.  Accordingly, he will surely praise God, saying or thinking that history is God. 

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Joh:9:4: I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Joh:9:5: As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Joh:9:6: When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
Joh:9:7: And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

"Take nothing for your journey" - True Culprit behind Judas

Around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

True Culprit behind Judas

There are always true perpetrators in any criminal incidents.  Even behind a man who has committed suicide, there is often somebody who has pushed him to a corner and a predicament.

In other words, if a man has family members and friends who would protect him from those evil men, he would be saved.

In the case of Christ Jesus, there must be also such a true culprit who slyly led Judas to betraying his Master, although the true culprit was not identified in the Gospels.  From the beginning, it is not even described in the Gospels why Judas betrayed Christ Jesus, although it was suggested that Judas acted on his own motive.  But there must have been somebody that had given such motive to Judas.

Of course, ultimately it is Satan that was behind the incident leading to the crucifixion of Christ Jesus.  But Satan must have used somebody that could influence Judas.

It seems to be a minor matter to Christ Jesus who was behind Judas, probably because He must have been well aware that Satan was finally responsible for Judas' act of the betrayal.

That is why we should not easily blame any criminal who had a direct hand in a crime.  True culprits must be protected by Satan.  But Christ Jesus said that everything hidden would be publicly exposed.

So, until we discover truth of the story of Christ Jesus and the crucifixion, probably there will be no Second Coming of Christ Jesus, because it is thought that we cannot be fully prepared for welcoming again Christ Jesus without knowing truth of His First Coming.

Therefore, to make His Second Coming true or accelerate it, we had better study the Gospels to fully understand the most known story over centuries or 2000 years of Christ Jesus as well as Judas.   

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Lu:9:2: And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
Lu:9:3: And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
Lu:9:4: And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
Lu:9:5: And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

Monday, September 02, 2019

"Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John" - Which is Crazy, Jesus or Satan?

Tokyo Bay

Which is Crazy, Jesus or Satan?

Everybody is afraid of being poor and being dead.  And every evil deed comes from this fear.

So, it is natural that Christ Jesus who fought with evil and ungodliness presented solution to this issue.

If a man has come to know the solution Christ Jesus presented, he will never be afraid of poverty and death.  That can also tell the secret of martyrdom.  In other word, if a man finds something more precious than money and the life in this world, he will surely abandon money and even his life in this world.

However, economy in this world relies on the ideology that men individually pursue money and worldly success, and they want money as means to protect their life and enhance quality of their life in this world.

Therefore, they will obey Satan who brainwashes them to love and make money and encourages to do any evil deed to earn money.  However, the Gospel reads as follows:
M't:6:24: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Mammon can be gained by doing evil deed.   You cannot even earn and keep $1 if you do deny doing any evil deed.   If there is one man even without $1, your gaining and keeping $1 is a sin.  And your spending this $1 for yourself but not for saving the poor man without $1 is an act without love to him and thus can be regraded as an evil deed.

Anyway Christ Jesus promised that no matter what happens to a man due to his lack of money and no matter if he dies in such a state, as long as he believes in God and performs the teaching of God, he will be given eternal life and be admitted into Heave.

This is crazy to modern people, since nothing is sure after one's death.  But one thing sure is that a man lives in this world, so that it is natural for him to pursue happiness in this world.  And to get happiness, he needs money in this world.  So, it is clever and natural to try to get money as much as possible by whatever means he can use.  This is the commonsense.  However, Christ Jesus said to accumulate wealth in Heaven where it never gets rotten like in this world.

To true believers, this world is crazy.  For believers it is real that there is Heaven.  And for believers, it is an act of madness to deny God and Heaven but to pursue money and wealth for happiness in this world, while Christ Jesus said that such a man would surely fall into the hell.

So, which is crazy, Christ Jesus who denies money or Satan who encourages to pursue money?

Satan cannot tell that it is God and Christ Jesus is a liar.  But, Satan only shows money and tell people to follow him.  Satan does not write the Bible for his version, partly because it does not need the Bible to brainwash people.  But mostly because God will be angry.       

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M'r:9:2: And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
M'r:9:3: And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
M'r:9:4: And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

Sunday, September 01, 2019

"And as Jesus passed by" - Gain the Whole World, and Lose His Own Soul

Tokyo at Dusk

Gain the Whole World, and Lose His Own Soul

One of the most interesting parts of the Gospel is as follows:
M't:16:22: Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
M't:16:23: But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
M't:16:24: Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
M't:16:25: For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
M't:16:26: For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
M't:16:27: For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
M't:16:28: Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Christ Jesus clearly used the word Satan, even when facing and rebuking Peter.  So, Christ Jesus clearly knew that His enemy was Satan.

Christ Jesus also declared that whosoever would lose his life for His sake should find it.  So, for men to get life after their death, they have to lose their life for Christ Jesus' sake.  Accordingly, believers in Christ Jesus do not have to be afraid of death.

But what does it mean that "the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works"?  It must mean the incident in the spiritual world.  After physical death, a man, in the form of soul, would live in the spiritual world where Christ Jesus should come with angels to save the soul and, probably, lead it to Heaven.

Yet what does it mean that "There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom"?

Pious men must see Christ Jesus coming in his kingdom when they come close to the end of their lives.  It also means that pious men live not only in this world but also in the kingdom of God.

However, the criteria for salvation is not low, because even Peter was called Satan at least on one occasion when he thought in a worldly manner following human laws and standards of living.

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Joh:9:1: And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
Joh:9:2: And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Joh:9:3: Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.