The Emperor, beloved by all his people
June 15, 2022
The Emperor, beloved by all his people
I would like to reiterate. We ask that His Majesty the Emperor please become the founder of a new Christianity. At the request of Almighty God, I ask you again.
I have the honour to be, Your Majesty’s humble and obedient servant,
The following text describes our reasons for asking.
I would like to reiterate. We ask that His Majesty the Emperor please become the founder of a new Christianity.
The value of the emperor seems to differ somewhat from what Japanese people think of him and what people in the rest of the world think of him. The following is a brief introduction to the historical length of the Emperor family. The Meiji government assumed that the Emperor family has been in existence for 2,600 years since Emperor Jinmu ascended to the throne. The Meiji government decided that 660 B.C. was the year of the beginning of the Emperor’s reign (the first year of the Jinmu era). In 1940, the “2600th Anniversary of the Founding” was celebrated in the first year of the Jinmu era. Historiographically, however, the emperor system is considered to be a historical fact for about 1,300 years, starting in the late 7th century. This is likely due to the mythical element in the early part of the period. The Emperor System is a system that has been consciously maintained by the Japanese people for a considerable period of time, and there is no other example in the world of such a single system lasting so long.
When we consider the existence of the Emperor in terms of uniqueness, uniqueness means that from the human point of view, one of the myriad options is almost non-existent, or in human terms, it is almost equal to “zero,” and is very difficult to find. From God’s point of view, however, uniqueness means that “I (God) have chosen only one, and it is the only one, and it is twinned with all the countless alternatives that I (God) have not chosen.
I believe that the existence of the Emperor has been upgraded to universal uniqueness in the world, freed from the unique uniqueness that existed only in Japan before World War II. I believe that after World War II, the interpretation of the existence of the emperor changed. Japan, which had been closed off from the rest of the world, was invited by the world. In the first place, it was the people who believed in Jesus Christ who invited the Japanese who had been closed off from the rest of the world. The action of the Japanese people at that time was to include the existence of the Emperor in the Constitution of the Empire of Japan, citing the theory of the “theory of the divine right of kings.” It was related by the description of the “Nihonshoki.” On this basis, and in accordance with the existing Japanese spirit, the organization of Japan was created. Then, following the lead of the developed countries, Japan began to expand overseas, but in the end lost it all.
# The Nihon Shoki is one of the oldest history books of Japan.
In the postwar period, Japan was given a social mission in the world, which is a Japanese matter, but it does not seem to have been decided by the Japanese people on their own. What is the social mission of the nation of Japan in the postwar period? I think it is that the state of Japan will be completed only when the Emperor accepts Shintoism, Buddhism, and Christianity.
The defeat in World War II did not result in the loss of the Emperor’s presence in Japan. This means that the Emperor continues to play a part in the functioning of the nation of Japan even after the war. However, the interpretation has changed from the prewar period, and the Constitution of Japan clearly states the guarantee of the Emperor’s existence as “the symbol of the nation. Given this history, it can be said that the Emperor’s existence is an official recognition of his role as a bridge between the heavenly world and this earthly world.
What this means is that the emperor was sent out into the world under the “theory of divine right of kings” adopted in the Meiji Constitution, which can be interpreted as meaning that his birthright was carried over to the new Constitution without any change.
In the past, there were many countries that thought of their national origins in terms of the “divine right of kings” theory, but today there are not many. I believe that the Emperor should add the role of a guardian of Christianity to Shintoism and Buddhism.
Why do I argue that the Emperor should be the patron saint of Christianity in Japan, following Shintoism and Buddhism? It is because it seems to me that Christianity has made an unmistakable achievement of making an immense contribution to Japan by “providing science”. This will be explained in detail in the section “The Emperor and Tokyo University.” This “science” opened the door for Japan to have a full-fledged relationship with foreign countries, and a new era began. It was those who believed in Jesus Christ who led the Japanese, who had been closed off from the rest of the world, to become citizens of the world.
I will elaborate on this in the next chapter, but the short answer is that the miracles performed by Jesus Christ were the prototype of science. Thus, the pursuit in science was to search for natural laws with the assurance of Almighty God. We could say that science is the search for natural laws of necessity!
The teachings of Jesus Christ are not only from the perspective of being the “archetype of science. I believe that it can express what traditional Shintoism and Japanese Buddhism could not adequately express, namely, the latent “Japanese mind” that the Japanese people have. In other words, we can show that Japanese people also have a heart that can sympathize with Jesus Christ. What exactly does that mean? It means that the prewar Japanese behavior showed a hostile character toward foreign countries. It was not the first time that the Japanese expanded overseas, but even then they acted in a hostile manner. Before World War II, the Japanese people clearly expressed the Japanese social system to the outside world in the form of “Kokutai,” and showed that the Japanese people were a group of people with this kind of thinking.
However, in the postwar period, the Japanese have not explained themselves to the world. People around the world may think that the Japanese people are only restrained by the “Peace Constitution” presented by the U.S., and that they remain unchanged in their prewar attitude. The Japanese people are still the same as before the war, only restricted by law and docile in content. I think the Japanese should look for and acquire more ways to defend and explain themselves. If you and I are willing to do so, I believe that Jesus Christ is always there to help us. I believe that we should utilize the power and wisdom of Jesus Christ, who is recognized worldwide. Jesus Christ also taught us that if man does not keep His Word, God has prepared the way for his destruction.
It is a difficult task for the entire Japanese nation, which had been closed to the rest of the country, to acquire new functions. It involves hard work. It is not an easy task to truly make it one’s own. It is similar to what humans do when they study. I believe that through Christianity, we can express to the world the spirit and feelings that the Japanese people have latent in them and that they have been unable to express until now, and that we can approach His Majesty the Emperor with such a renewed spirit.
Christianity and Science
Almighty God created the world, but Jesus Christ came in human form to teach us how it works. Jesus Christ also encouraged the use of that mechanism. As a way to do this, Jesus Christ used miracles, but they depended on special, God-given individual abilities, and not just anyone could do them. People at that time appreciated them, but consequently rejected them. As a result, they crucified Jesus Christ. They rejected a world in which certain people were active with miraculous powers. The resurrection of Jesus Christ was foretold in the Old Testament, and it came to pass.
The resurrected Jesus Christ invites people to go in the direction they are about to go. This was a gift from God and something people wanted. Existing human beings chose to do this not because they suddenly had god-like powers, but because they were on the rails of time, connecting generations in the form of evolution, and anyone could do it. I think Christianity can also be described as a “prototype of science,” like a precursor to science. Science can go beyond the normal level of human evolution, but also with the exercise of science comes a responsibility to Jesus Christ. It is God Almighty who created this world. Although Jesus Christ was in human form before His death, He actually performed “miracles” to show us what God’s workmanship is all about.
Science is something that allows man to go beyond his normal evolution as an animal, and compensates and extends man’s normal capacities, both for his being itself and for his cognitive functions. Therefore, it must be adaptable to everyone and yet be established over and over again. The guarantor of science is God Almighty, and man is only finding what is guaranteed, not making it new. The results of science are the result of the joint work of God and man. The crown of thorns that Jesus Christ wore on the cross was actually “science. It was placed on Jesus Christ by human beings. Jesus Christ also showed us what man, born into this world, should do at the end of his life. That is, to be killed by one’s social self. That was also what people wanted. Jesus Christ was not killed as punishment for sin.