I do not know why this amazing story has never been told to the world before, even in Adventist journals nor churches.
All twenty Seventh-day Adventist church members in Hiroshima, Japan, were miraculously saved from the atomic bomb which exploded there on August 6, 1945. In the 1970′s, they were interviewed by Asako Furunako, a professional news reporter. Not one was injured in the slightest, nor suffered the effects of radiation. They all lived less than a mile away from the central impact of the bomb. Six of them have since passed away from old age.
The Atomic Bomb destroyed everything within a two-kilometer (1.2-mile) radius: the temperature of the ground reached an unimaginable 6,000° C (10,832° F). Everyone within a four-kilometer (2.5 mile) radius was burned to death. A tremendous wind, at the speed of 4.4 kilometers (2.7 miles) per second, was generated, causing even cement buildings to collapse and broken glass to fly up to 16 kilometers (9.94 miles) away. The radiation from the bomb was unbelievably strong, causing those exposed to it to lose all bodily functions and their cells to undergo apoptosis, a kind of cellular suicide. Between the blast itself, the resulting fires throughout the city, and the radiation burns, some estimate that 200,000 citizens of Hiroshima lost their lives. But...
...In the midst of all this devastation, was it really possible that not one church member, even the one living within 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) of where the bomb hit, was killed, or even hurt?
During her investigation the journalist heard the testimony of church member Mrs. Hiroko Kainou, who, surprised by the sudden fierce wind, fell to her knees and prayed. Though every piece of glass in the house blew out, she came away without a single scratch. All of the other 20 Adventist church members in Hiroshima were also kept alive and safe. Though six of them have since passed away from old age, Mr. and Mrs. Morita, the Yoshimuras, the Sumis, the Matsutanis, and others are still active.
Iwa Kuwamoto, who is still doing evangelism from her home by telephone and letter at age 83, was within one kilometer (.62 miles) of the bomb site when the bomb fell. When she crawled out from under the fallen buildings, she witnessed the giant mushroom cloud that was obscuring the sun and shrouding the land in darkness. She tried desperately to help her husband, an unbeliever at the time, to get out from under the fallout, but the raging fires were threatening to close in on them. Taking her husband’s hand and crying, (Iwa) said, “The fire will be here soon. I can’t do anything more, so let’s die here together. God knows everything. Please believe in Jesus Christ. I cannot save you!” But her husband said, “No. I will die here, but you must escape for our children’s sake. You must somehow get to safety and find the children. Do it for the children!”
Once again she said, “No, there is no way I can escape from this fire. I will die here with you.” But her husband would not listen to her. He said, “No! I’ll be OK here. For a long time I rebelled against my mother and you and wouldn’t believe in God. But now I do believe in God’s salvation, so we can see each other again. Please, please go and find the children. Please, just go!” So, with burning tears and a breaking heart, she left her husband there, and, pouring water over herself along the way, she escaped the flames, and was eventually reunited with her children.
Tomiko Kihara was a doctor with her own clinic at the time. She had been on night duty the evening before and had arrived home at 2:00 a.m.; she was sleeping when the bomb fell. Although she was less than one kilometer (.62 miles) from the center, nothing fell on her, and she was not hurt in any way. Shocked by the blast, she ran outside to see what was happening, but all she could see was the burned and blackened ground. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, she ran to a hospital on the edge of town, and there for one week without rest or sleep she worked for the victims as one of the very few doctors still alive in the city after the blast. In the weeks and months following the tragedy, she continued to use everything she had to help the victims, and was able to witness to many in this way.
This is a truly remarkable story, and I cannot fathom why it would not be the headline, the permanent headline, in all media of the world. Why am I just now hearing it? Why is the church just now printing it?
Not that every Christian in Hiroshima had failed. Not that there were no true believers there. But twenty Seventh-day Adventists were spared a most horrific death. Surely, that means something.
A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look... (Psalm 91:7,8.)
So please...stop arguing and stop fault-founding now, I pray. We are the Seventh-day Adventists! Jesus is coming soon! Please keep sharing the message...
~[Adopted from the official Adventist Media] http://www.adventistworld.org/article/1069/resources/english/issue-...
How does everyone not know about this!
Yeah...That's a good question. I also got this burried miracle less than 2 weeks ago......FROM NON-SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST communities, including in a formal forum and meetings.
Those Non-SDA presenters inserted this "burried mirracle" in their sermons, studies and presentations as"God's Miracle: under His wings, we are safely abiding"
But what about our worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Communities? Unfortunately some said that we know 100% about Hiroshima Bombing, but only less that 5% of our global Adventist communities heard about this "Hiroshima Miracle".
Other than that, during more than half century all this wonderful testimony is usually shared by NON-ADVENTISTS--believe it or not.
Every USA Adventists might say the same thing,,,,Yet, it's not about human, politics or economy. It's all about our Living God. I thought my God only gave miracles to Moses, Joseph, David or Israelites in general.
The Non-SDA christian that shared this "Hiroshima Miracles" are also Americans. They keep proclaiming that this must be the God's guidance and miracle, while at the same time the American Adventists feel annoyed and uncomfortable whenever we share about this. I don't know. I hope I am wrong.
USA-based Adventists vs. USA-based Non-Adventists....aaahh... This reminds me back in Marrch 2011 about the most patriotic US Army I ever known when he shared this "Hiroshima Miracle" testimony. He has no idea what is Adventist Church about.. because he never heard the words "Seventh-day Adventist".
He said that sometimes he tremble to share this miracle... because some of those escaped Adventists in Hiroshima still alive in the age of their 90s. Since the late 1960s until now it's already more than 100 medical institutions, researchers, labs & pharmacology cartel industries that officially declared and conclude that those escaped Adventist would sooner or later suffer then slowly dying due to the effect of RADIATION. That's what their research always said, including to teach that theory to their meds/nurse students.
But see...now in their 90s now. In case they have sickness it's only because probably lack of exercise, eating habits or else, but nothing to do with RADIATION. They were saved under HIS Wings at the time Atomic Bomb hit on August 6, 1945.
If the non SDA churches untiredly proclaiming this true story as a miracle of God, I think there's nothing wrong to share this testimonies in your local SDA too, if you want.
I don't feel annoyed or uncomfortable. Why would you assume that? Also, I find this attack on United States Adventists interesting, considering that i where Adventism originated.
Military service, it would seem, would be one great way to help do that.
Yes, spitting on people who serve is so much morally superior. Adventist, non-biblical culture at its finest.
Ironic, considering the Beast power is European. Also, it has a long standing tradition of the genocide of God's people, and is responsible for every singled World War.
God doesn't bless something and then take it away. The Jews are still God's people, we are just grafted in as Spiritual Israel. Whether they acknowledge Him in the way they should is irrelevant. They have have become apostate, but then again, so have we.
However, the tradition is longer than even that. It has put to death the Apostles, the Waldenses, etc. Moreover, the Swiss have a long standing tradition offering a contingent of troops to defend the Papal State.
I realize Jew hating is a hallowed European pastime, probably why my material grandmother destroyed all documents that tied to her Germany during World War II. However, scripture disagrees with your assessment.
Romans 11:11-32, "
Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!
13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way[e] all Israel will be saved. As it is written:
28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now[h] receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all."
It is too bad that the reality is Rev. 13:11.