Friday, January 03, 2020

"All things were made by him" - Before a Fatal Scheme Starts to Work

North of Kyoto

Before a Fatal Scheme Starts to Work

In Japan 12 years after WWII, a young woman who could not leave her bed due to vertebra carious had a big hit in the category of mystery novels.  And she became one of leading authors in mystery novels in Japan after WWII, although she is not so popular nowadays.

She wrote one story where a country wife long abused by her husband, who was a big drinker, set a trick to cause an accident in their house where a part of the roof over the veranda-like porch would collapse while her husband was sleeping there and she was working in the garden.  The trick was to make grains naturally fall from the kitchen into a bag hanging from a half-broken beam supporting the roof.  As time went by, grains would fall into the bag through a bamboo pipe and accumulate in the bag to pull down the half broken beam with the roof.  Then her husband who used to have a nap on the veranda-like porch would be killed as there happened to be big stones placed on the roof as weights against strong winds.

But, while grains were being accumulated in the bag, she shouted at her husband, saying, "Look at our baby crawling to the open hearth in the living room.  Please save him so that he would not fall into the hearth!"  But her husband replied indifferently: "Leave me alone! I am drunken and sleepy."

So she let her deadly scheme go on while she went into the house to rescue the baby.  The bag soon became full of grains and its weight became heavy enough to pull down the beam and the roof with the big stones on.  Then the roof collapsed and the big stones hit her husband.  After the death of her husband, she lived rather happily with her children.

The author wrote that the wife later made an excuse that if her husband had showed love to their baby and rescued him, he would not have been hit by the big stones on the roof as he should have been in the living room.

Before a deadly scheme worked, the wife gave a chance to her husband where if he had showed love to their baby, he could have avoided the deadly fate.   

Indeed, the God must give us a chance to avoid a tragedy before it starts to work.  But we must be required to show love to those who are little, weak, and poor.  Even if we defeated those who were big, strong, and rich, the God might not be impressed.   

Anyway, one of the best selling mysteries, which was not one here introduced, in Japan after WWII was written by a young woman who could not leave her bed or her wheel chair due to serious illness.

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Joh:1:3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh:1:4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Joh:1:5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

"The book of the generation of Jesus Christ" - Everything of Everybody

A Shinto Shrine around Tokyo

Everything of Everybody

None can see electromagnetic waves flying in the space around us transmitted by TV stations, telephone stations, computers, cell phones, etc.  But everybody knows that electromagnetic waves contain signals that can be converted to images, sounds, etc. by TV sets, computers, cell phones, etc.  Nonetheless no human beings, without special electronic devices, can see images or hear sounds in electromagnetic waves flying around us.

Our minds might be converted to spiritual waves through our brains, which can be received and converted to images and sounds in the spiritual world.  And the God must be checking contents of our spiritual waves.

In other words, as we don't have apparatuses that can capture and convert spiritual waves into images and sounds, we cannot see what others are thinking and how they are feeling.  But the God must have the ability to see contents of our spiritual waves.

Therefore, the God must be able to see through our minds.  In deed, Christ Jesus said that the God knew even the number of hairs of the head of each of us.

Even churches encourage us to pray to the God so that the God will hear our wish or praise to the God.  It indicates that churches believe that our spiritual waves can carry our prayers to the God who can hear our prayers through spiritual waves.

Even human beings use unseen electromagnetic waves to send or receive images and sounds, the God, who is far advanced than  human beings, must be using more sophisticated means to see contents of our minds.

In the space around us,  electromagnetic waves with various wave lengths and frequencies are flying while our physical brains cannot capture and demodulate the waves and take out or reproduce images and sounds from the waves.  Like these electromagnetic waves, in the spiritual space around us, spiritual waves with various wave lengths, frequencies, and identification signals must be flying.

Therefore God must know everything of everybody.

Christ Jesus must have had this ability to receive and demodulate spiritual waves emitted by everybody through his or he brain.  But it is also thought that Satan has this ability.  So, Satan is dangerous to human beings even only for this reason.

We are so defenseless before Satan.  But the God can send His angels to block Satan in its tapping.  Anyway we have to believe and rely on Christ Jesus and the God to defense ourselves from Satan, since we, human beings, are so powerless in the spiritual world while our minds are read by Satan.   

Finally, it is impossible to succeed in telling a lie to the God.     

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Mat 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Mat 1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
Mat 1:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

Mat 1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

"which from the beginning were eyewitnesses" - The God more than our Death

Shinto Shrine in North East of Tokyo

The God more than our Death

According to Christ Jesus, we have to fear the God more than our death.

It means that our death is not the end of our existence.  After our death, the God can allow our souls to enter Heaven or put them into the hell.  To take serious this word of Christ Jesus is the first step in our faith in Christ Jesus.

Christ Jesus also said that those who were rejected to enter Heaven would gnash and roar, trying to enter Heaven with violence.

To believe Christ Jesus is to take this word of Christ Jesus.  And, those who are not admitted into Heaven must repent so gravely.  It is as if a man who has lost a big chance to make his fortune, accumulate big wealth or achieve big success due to his carelessness should regret his mistakes so violently.

So, we had better fear the God more than our death in this world, since the God has power to allow us to get into Heaven or send us down into the hell after our death.

However there is no scientific proof that Heaven and the hell exist.  Even we cannot explain how our minds are generated in our brains and what our souls are in terms of science.  Not only that, we cannot tell sufficiently and scientifically what the God is.  But one thing sure is that each of us has a mind and can think and feel.  Or more fundamentally, no one doubts that he or she really lives now.  So, we have to admit that the God exits and believe the words of Christ Jesus, since even we, far little existence compared to the God and Christ Jesus, are now living with a mind and a heart.  What great power and mind the God and Christ Jesus have!

The God is the source of everything that exists.  Conversely, as we exist, the God must exist.  And, there is no wonder that Heaven and the hell exist, since Christ Jesus said so while Christ Jesus is apparently far closer to the God than us.

And Christ Jesus said to fear the God more than our death.

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Lu:1:1: Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
Lu:1:2: Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
Lu:1:3: It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
Lu:1:4: That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

"Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight" - Ability to See Good and Evil

Around Tokyo

Ability to See Good and Evil

Osamu Tezuka created, several years after WWII, a hero of Japanese comic who became very popular in Japan.  It was a robot boy called Atom.  The animation featuring Atom was also televised in the U.S. as Astro Boy.  Tezuka led the Japanese comic/animation world until his death in 1989.

Tezuka gave several special features to Atom to act as a hero in his work of the Testuwan (mighty or iron arm) Atom series.  One of the characteristics he gave to his robot Atom was the ability to find evil in a human being.  Atom could see evil in a man who pretended to be good.  Atom could judge whether a man was good or bad.  And Atom was a good robot loving justice and having compassion to the weak.

Tezuka set the situation that robot Atom was created in 2013.  But even today the mankind cannot create such a robot as Atom.  Even it is dubious that AI can find evil in a man.  However, it is expected that the mankind will develop AI or artificial intelligence that can detect a lie in human speech.  But will the mankind develop a robot that can see whether a certain man is bad or good?

Tezuka must have thought that a robot needs the ability to judge evil and good to serve human beings.  And Japanese readers, who were mostly children, of the Atom series loved the justice-loving Atom.  Then Tezuka became the top manga artist in Japan after WWII.

On the other hand, how can we, human beings, enhance the ability to see through other men and find evil in them, while there are many con men or swindlers or bad guys with crooked hearts? 

If the God programmed us so as to have such ability, it would be easy for us to avoid encounter or communications with bad guys who hide their evil minds.  But first of all, we have to love justice and have compassion to the weak like Atom.

Christ Jesus said that there was none who was good except the God.  But by reading the Bible and learning the words of the God and Christ Jesus we must be able to live as good men.  And we will be able to acquire the ability to see evil or malicious intentions in other men.

And can the mankind come to love justice to the degree where we will create robots equipped with AI who can see good and evil and act to protect good from evil?  At least, Satan will hate such robots and try to destroy them.  Will we protect such robots from Satan?

Anyway, if the God had created the mankind with the programmed ability to love justice more than anything, the human world should have been better than it is now.  So, it is a mystery that the God gave the human being only the weak or limited ability to love justice while He sent Christ Jesus to the human world to teach love for justice and the poor and weak.  And we have to continually read the Bible to keep the necessary level of our love to justice.

And we have to teach children, at least, that God is good and Satan is evil in case, like the robot boy Atom was programmed to love justice.
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Mar 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
Mar 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Mar 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Monday, December 30, 2019

"Hear, O Israel" - Not as Rich and Successful Men

North of Tokyo

Not as Rich and Successful Men

Men are usually afraid of their own death, no matter how much they are enjoying their lives.

Once, one notable Japanese actor who had never been supposed to be anxious about or afraid of his death got fatally ill due to cancer.  It seems that he suddenly felt fear of death in his bed in a hospital.  He had been indifferent about religion.  He did not sincerely respect Buddhist monks or shinto priests.  It could be easily imagined that he had delivered jokes about Christian priests, too.  He was really a person of the world with deep understanding of human empathy and human activities based on desire.  But when he found that he could not be cured at his late 60s, he suddenly became afraid of his death.

He was a successful actor and rich and famous.  If he had died in the hospital, many Japanese fans would have been really sorry for losing the comedian.  But, such a thought never gave consolation to him.

However, his young wife happened to a Christian.  So, he decided to get baptized in his dying bed.  Only in the last several days of his life, he lived or lay on the bed as a Christian.

Anyway, he must have been cured from his fear of death.

But if he had not been a successful actor being rich and famous, he should have felt fear of his own death earlier than his 60s.  So then, he should have been able to prepare himself for his death.  But the worldly matters must have captured his mind for decades so that he could easily avoid thinking about death.

Christ Jesus said that we should not bother about worldly maters and even life of ourselves.  It means that we should not get anxious about or afraid of death.  The essence of religion is, in deed, to liberate people from fear of death.

But, Christ Jesus said that evil men should go to the hell and only poor and pious men could be allowed to enter the Heave.  So it is natural that evil and rich people don't show respect to such religion.  However, they might come to themselves to recall what they were when they were young, poor, and compassionate to others.  And, they might come to ask salvation from the God not as rich and successful men but as poor and young men who they were long time ago. 

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M'r:12:29: And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
M'r:12:30: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
M'r:12:31: And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.