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Tuesday, June 18 2013

For The Love Of God: 7

"If ye love Me, keep My Commandments"

When a child is born, there is no doubt what-so-ever as to who the mother is. But, as has been the case throughout all of human history, the identity of the father is sometimes less than certain. Sometimes the mother herself isn't sure, all as a result of a man and woman committing adultery or fornication.

It is by no coincidence that both of the original Hebrew words of the Holy Scriptures, one (pronounced) mam-zare, translated as adultery in "You shall not commit adultery" of Exodus 20:14, and the other (pronounced) naw-af, bluntly (but accurately) translated as bastard in the King James Version of the Holy Bible (e.g. Deuteronomy 23:2 and Zechariah 9:6) literally mean the same thing, to alienate.

A Lady The Seventh Commandment:

"20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery." (Exodus 20:14 KJV)

By the Biblical definition, an adulterer was a man who had illicit relations with a married or a betrothed woman, and such a woman was an adulteress, while illicit relations between a married man and an unmarried woman was fornication - all of which were a very serious offense in God's eyes:

"20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death." (Leviticus 20:10 KJV)

"6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul." (Proverbs 6:32 KJV)

Spiritual adultery - idolatry, the worship of false gods, and apostasy - is also a violation of the ultimate purpose and meaning of the Commandment. Forever remaining spiritually faithful is ultimately what the Seventh Commandment is about:

"23:37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them." (Ezekiel 23:37 KJV)

"8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (John 8:39-44 KJV)

"12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons [see Children Of God]; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?" (Hebrews 12:7-9 KJV)

"17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast [see Who Is The Woman Riding The Beast?], full of names of blasphemy [see The Holy Father and The "Holy" Roman Empire], having seven heads and ten horns. 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the Martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." (Revelation 17:3-6 KJV)

Fact Finder: Is the true Church of God symbolized as faithful and pure? Why? Who is the Father of the children that will be born from her (see also What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16? and Who Can Be Saved?)?

See the complete series:

1. The Church In The Garden 2. The Church In The Wilderness 3. The Church Today
4. The Church In The End Time 5. The Church In The Kingdom Of God 6. The Church: Mission Accomplished

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This Day In History, June 18

618: Li Yuan was proclaimed Emperor Gaozu of Tang, beginning three centuries of the Tang Dynasty in China.

1053: The Battle of Civitate 3,000 cavalry of Norman Count Humphrey routed the forces of Pope Leo IX.

1155: Frederick I Barbarossa (known as "Red Beard"), a Hohenstaufen, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Adrian IV.

1178: Five Canterbury monks reported seeing an explosion on the moon, the only such observation known. It is believed to have been the result of a collision with a piece of space rock that formed another of the moon's many impact craters.

Captain Wallis in Tahiti 1264: The Parliament of Ireland met at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first known session of the Irish legislature.

1633: Charles I was crowned King of Scots at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.

1667: The Dutch fleet sailed up the Thames and threatened London.

1757: During the Seven Years' War, the Battle of KolĂ­n was fought between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun.

1767: Samuel Wallis, an English explorer who sailed around the world, sighted Tahiti. He and his crew are considered to be the first Europeans to encounter the island.

1784: King George III authorized the division of Nova Scotia, establishing the new section as New Brunswick.

1812: U.S. President James Madison signed a declaration of war that began the War of 1812 (1812-1814) against Britain, with the primary publicly-stated objective of annexing Canada and subjecting its people to U.S. military occupation and rule, with the proclamation "surrender or be annihilated" (as an independent nation, the U.S. very quickly became what it claims to have been founded against). At the end of the war, Canada was still Canada, and the borders remained unmoved. It was the last invasion of Canada by any nation.
The War of 1812 was actually a relatively minor war for Britain, with only a small fraction of its army and navy involved (the U.S. threw everything it had in its repelled invasions of Canada, while having the White House burned to the ground by British Marines in retaliation for the U.S. burning of the Parliament Building in Toronto a few months earlier), compared to the wars that Britain fought against Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Empire, all across Europe, at the same time - which ended at the famous Battle of Waterloo in 1815 (see the entry below).

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte's attempt to regain control of France ended when he was defeated at The Battle of Waterloo in Belgium by British and Prussian forces. After escaping from exile in Elba, Napoleon marched north through France for 100 days, gathering men and arms. The Duke of Wellington met him with a mixed allied army in a day-long battle. Napoleon's army suffered massive casualties, losing 40,000 of its 72,000 men.

1953: Egypt was proclaimed a republic.

1975: Prince Faisal Ibn Musaed was publicly beheaded for the murder of his uncle, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

1981: A disease that was later to be known as AIDS, was identified by researchers in San Francisco, California.

1983: Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space, 20 years after the first woman in space, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.


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