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Thursday, June 20 2013
For The Love Of God: 9
"If ye love Me, keep My Commandments"
The Ninth Commandment:
"20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." (Exodus 20:16 KJV)
"Liar" is Satan the Serpent's language. The first recorded lie, from the inventor and spirit of liars (see also How Did Adam And Eve Sin Differently?):
"3:2 And the woman [see The Only Child Of The Garden] said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
God's Way is Life, by means of the Truth, while Satan's way is death, by means of lies (see also The Messiah's Warning About Christian Charlatans):
"8:43 Why do ye [see also Why Did The Sadducees Fear The Messiah?] 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. 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not." (John 8:43-45 KJV)
Always speaking the Truth brings freedom, peace of mind and eternal life. The Truth is God's language.
"17:17 Sanctify them [see The Yoke Of Freedom] through thy truth: thy word is truth." (John 17:17 KJV)
"6:8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? [see Moriah: Separating The Wheat From The Chaff] Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Corinthians 6:8-10 KJV)
There is nothing in this world worth lying about. The old mocking children's rhyme, "Liar, liar, pants on fire" is not entirely inappropriate, considering what is surely coming:
"3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up [see The Lake Of Fire Into An Ocean Of Fire - When?]. 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless." (2 Peter 3:10-14 KJV)
Fact Finder: How has the popular "image" of Jesus Christ become a lie?
This Day In History, June 20
451: The Battle of Chalons. The Romans under Flavius Aetius fought the forces of Attila the Hun (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars, A History Of Jerusalem: Titus And The Zealots, A History Of Jerusalem: Hadrian and Simon bar Kokhba and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad). At its greatest extent, the Hunnic Empire covered the lands from the Ural River (in Russia) in the east to the Rhine River (in Germany) in the west, and from the Danube River (in Germany) in the south to the Baltic Sea in the north.
1214: The University of Oxford received its charter.
1397: The Union of Kalmar united Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch.
1529: Clement VII and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (see The Holy Roman Empire) signed the Peace of Barcelona; it ended attacks on Rome by the Lutheran armies.
1567: Jews were expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique.
1624: France and the Netherlands signed a treaty of non-aggression at Compiegne.
1631: The Irish village of Baltimore was sacked by Algerian pirates.
1756: 146 British soldiers in India were captured and imprisoned in a suffocating cell reserved for petty offenders. 120 of them died in what became known as the infamous "Black Hole of Calcutta."
1837: King William IV of England died. He was succeeded by his 18 year old niece, Queen Victoria, who remained on the throne for 63 years.
1840: Samuel Morse received a patent for his "telegraph."
1877: Alexander Graham Bell installed the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Bell lived for many years at the nearby city of Brantford, Ontario where the Bell Homestead is today a popular tourist attraction. According to Bell's own recorded testimony, he invented the telephone at his home in Brantford.
1923: Pancho Villa, the Mexican revolutionary leader, was assassinated.
1942: A Japanese submarine shelled Estevan Point, British Columbia, one of the very few direct attacks on North America during the Second World War.
1946: Fred Rose, the only member of the communist party elected to the Canadian Parliament, was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiring to communicate wartime secrets to the USSR. He was exposed as a traitor by Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk at the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, who had defected to Canada.
1955: The longest solar eclipse in the 20th century, 7 minutes and 8 seconds. The maximum possible is 7 minutes and 31 seconds.
1963: The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to establish a "hot line" between Washington and Moscow.
1972: President Richard Nixon's famous "Watergate" meeting with H.R. Haldeman where 18 minutes of tape were later mysteriously erased.
1979: ABC News (U.S.) correspondent Bill Stewart was shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier; the murder was recorded and shown around the world, adding to the fall of the CIA-backed regime of Anastasio Somoza.
1992: Czech and Slovak leaders agreed to split Czechoslovakia into 2 separate countries. It had been formed in 1918 after the First World War caused the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire.