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A Tale Of Two Japanese Men: Miyazaki-san And Matsuzawa-san By Kenny Joseph
Miyazaki San is a 26-year old comic and video freak who kidnapped, molested and murdered four small girls. Matsuzawa San is a former hippie whose father and the police gave up on. They dumped him at a church, asking the pastor there to do something for him.

Both these men started out in the same way, from a mother's womb, milk and crib. But one has a good ending and one a bad one. The name Miyazaki is now so defiled that people who have it think of changing it, and the Miyazaki sisters had to break their engagements to be married.

"All the (Japanese) king's men and all the king's horses (huffed and puffed) and they couldn't put Humpty Dumpty (Miyazaki) back together again."

As usual, when a crime is committed, newspaper and TV drown us in a sea of "learned loads of lumber" by so called experts whose conclusion is, after wringing their hands and shaking their heads, "We don't understand why or how this happened." The Christian does: "Original sin." If you have terminal cancer, don't go to a cosmetic surgeon, go to a cancer specialist."

The Japanese mass media has an unwritten rule called "Shugi-shiso issai kotowaarimasu" (a complete blackout on any religious or philosophical view) to be aired. Then they go as 'three blind mice' trying to solve a spiritual and moral problem, 'striking out' with their answers. Simply put, Miyazaki first opened himself up to demons of lust and pornography, which is escalated into murder and sadism. But the original problem started very simply from his own heart, full of sin, which was nurtured like a growing python which sometime grow to 30 feet long and one foot in diameter. But they all start from baby eggs.

Three thousand years ago, Isaiah the Prophet wrote, "Her wise (Japanese) counselors are all at their wit's end to know what to do. They plead with their idols for wisdom and call upon mediums, wizards and witches to show them what to do.: Isaiah 19:3 (Shirley McLaine, Help!)

In essence, it is refusing to acknowledge what the Bible teaches: "Your heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked."

So the word "sin" is never used. The experts end up white washing the pump handle which is dredging up filthy water. The problem lies deeper! The Bible further says, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23.

On a 'demonization scale' of 0 to 10, Miyazaki and his millions would be 10, plus, completely demon-possessed. There is only one answer: "Be delivered and set free." After all the analyzing by experts, one television station was wise enough to interview his peers. They zeroed in and admitted: "Each one of us has the same latent lust and desire in us, like a caged tiger. Only as we are able to keep that down can we continue to live as normal human beings." Suppression didn't work for Miyazaki.

Now let's switch over to another worse young man named Matsuzawa. He was into all the junior high and high school glue-sniffing, hallucinogenic drugs, drinking, partying, sex, hot and heavy rock and roll. You name it. He tried it. His was the 'beat' generation which started with glue-sniffing and went on to more expensive drugs. Matsuzawa San said, "When we would sniff glue, we could make the effect 100% stronger if we listened to deafening heavy rock and toll music. We could project 'mind pictures' on the wall in front of us."

Matsuzawa San's school and parents finally just gave up and turned him over to the police. They couldn't act until an actual crime committed. The police in desperation turned to Rev. Kobayashi of the Narimasu Christian Church, asking him if he could help. Pastor Kobayashi then took him in as his own son, along with his own son, Peter. He started right in by facing him with his sins and said there was no hope other than to be born again and delivered from these demons that had full control of him. At that point Matsuzawa San said, "I could have gone either way, but I thought, 'Why not give it a try?'" and he did. The conclusion: he was saved, converted, born again. He became a true Christian. In an instant he discovered that 2,000-year old truth, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, all things are become new." II Corinthians. 5:17. They did just that. Before the astonished eyes of the police and his parents.

After he was completely restored, he found a beautiful bride and began to help the pastor as his right hand man. He gave his testimony in his yakuza language, which gradually became "Christianized." He then went to Bible school. The aging pastor had a stroke and young Matsuzawa was eased into the work full-time. Now, as a successful young pastor, he pastors the Narimasu Church and built a big, beautiful new sanctuary. He is one of the leading lights in the new "Shin-jin-rui"-- a new generation of pastors. They're working on a 3,000-seat Hibiya Hall Christmas meeting for Tokyo citizens and a 10,000-seat meeting in the Budokan in 1990, so that all the Miyazaki's in Tokyo will know that there is a true and better way in Jesus who is "the way, and the truth and the life, and that no man comes to the Father in Heaven but through Him."

Do you want to choose Miyazaki's or Matsuzawa's way? God's 6,000-year old promise is as new as today's newspaper: "A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and five you a heart of flesh." Ezekiel 36:26.

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