1.We are devoted to clarifying the difference
between believing in Christianity and the Bible
Even though we believe that the Bible
is the Word of God, we do not believe that the Bible
is the "Word of Christianity". To rephrase
that, we believe the Gospel that the Bible simply states,
but we do not believe in the religion of Christianity.
We understand that we need a better explanation than this. That is exactly
what we want to clarify and explain to anyone who is curious; the difference
between believing in a religion and believing in the Bible.
2.Give the public
an opportunity to comprehensively learn the Bible
"in their own tongue"
One of our most important duties as Committed
Japan is to teach the Bible systematically and comprehensively
in a language that anyone could understand. Unfortunately
the Bible has a lot of aspects where it makes it hard
to understand. There are cultural and lingual differences
as well as the obvious difference in the life styles
of the Biblical times and those of today. These differences
cause the common sense and the ethnicity to be remarkably
different. This inevitably results in all sorts of
Our difficulty in comprehending the Bible does not end here. There are people
standing in front of train stations yelling Christian slogans while some ladies
pass out Christian books. If you look at history, the imperialism movement
was motivated by Christian authorities. Nowadays, along with the word "Christianity" comes
the assumption of it being part of the Western culture. These examples and
much more alike have created misunderstandings and stereotypes of Christianity
that are abundant throughout the international society.
We want to try to eliminate them as much as possible and also try not adhere
to the Christian traditions that often bound people, but concentrate on the
essence that lie beneath those traditions. We believe that this is vital in
learning the Bible in the correct way. Therefore we have two worship services
a week, on Wednesday nights and on Sunday mornings, to give an opportunity
to learn the truth written in the Bible. We want everyone to have fun, relax
and enjoy, smelling the coffee, listening to music all the while cruising the
world of the Bible.
3.We live the
We believe that the essence of the Bible
is not only to understand it as knowledge, but to see
that it tells us to live it. As Jesus himself said; "I
have shown you an example", we intend to look
to him as an example and to follow after his footsteps.
This means to contemplate what Jesus said, apply it
to our lives and to change from within. This application
into our daily lives is a very important goal when
it comes to reading the Bible because it enables us
to work for Jesus effortlessly and in our own unique