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Tuesday, July 19 2011
The Law And Prophets Commandments
Just as all laws of true justice can be classified under one or more of The Ten Commandments, The Ten Commandments themselves can be classified under one or the other of The Two Great Commandments.
"22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
"On these Two Commandments hang all the Law and the prophets"
The First Commandment, "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind," is obeyed by means of the First to the Fourth of the Ten Commandments.
"20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
The Second Commandment, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself," is obeyed by means of the Fifth to the Tenth of the Ten Commandments.
"20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
This Day In History, July 19
1333: The Scots and the English fought the Battle of Halidon Hill.
1525: The Catholic princes of Germany formed the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation.
1533: The first reported autopsy in the New World was performed in Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola. Its purpose was religious - to determine whether a set of Siamese twins had one soul or two, so that the priest would know how many postmortem baptisms to perform. Two "souls" were found, and 2 baptisms were performed. (see Where Is Your Soul?)
1553: Lady Jane Grey was deposed and Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England.
1588: The Spanish Armada was first sighted, off Cornwall. In Spanish "Armada Invencible," it had been sent by Philip II of Spain to assist in an invasion of Britain by Spanish army troops from the Netherlands to force the British back under Roman Catholic rule. The Spanish fleet consisted of 130 ships with about 8,000 sailors and 19,000 infantry. The English navy, with battle commanders such as Francis Drake, John Hawkins and Martin Frobisher, obliterated it.
1692: 5 Massachusetts women were hanged for witchcraft. 15 young girls in Salem accused 150 citizens in the area with witchcraft during that year.
1799: The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt.
1870: France declared war on Prussia, beginning the Franco-Prussian war.
1877: The first Wimbledon tennis final was played.
1941: Winston Churchill introduced his "V for Victory" campaign which rapidly spread through Europe. The BBC took the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, which matched the dot-dot-dot-dash Morse code for the letter V, and played it before news bulletins.
1942: During the Second World War, German U-boats (attack submarines) were withdrawn from positions off the eastern coast of North America due to highly effective U.S. and Canadian anti-submarine countermeasures.
1980: The 22nd Olympics opened in Moscow with more than 45 nations boycotting the games in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
1985: Christa McAuliffe was chosen as the first schoolteacher to fly in the space shuttle. She was later killed along with the other astronauts in the Challenger explosion.