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Friday, October 31 2014
Job 21: Job's Inquisition
"Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on"
The formal term "Inquisition" originated from an ancient Latin word, inquisitio, that was used to refer to an official court proceeding of Roman law. As is the "case" with nearly all human-based courts (that limit themselves as such), the Inquisition wasn't about universal right or wrong, as commanded by the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God), but simply a matter of raw political power being applied to people, whether citizens of a country, or subjects of an empire, by human tyrants who lust to be "leaders."
The medieval Inquisition was moreover religious because those who did not surrender to the official man-made religion of the ruling political powers were regarded just as much rebels as those who fought for their freedom in any other way. The head of their Church was also the head of State (the Church of Rome was created by an Emperor of Rome; see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
Science too was subjected to the Inquisition. One of the most well-known cases was that of the Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer and astronomer Galileo Galilei (there were many, many others e.g. the correct teachings of Nicholas Copernicus were banned by the Church of Rome) who was brought before the Inquisition for correctly teaching that the Earth orbits the sun, rather than the Church of Rome's erroneous dictate that the Sun orbits the Earth. By the end of his "trial", Galileo "repented" of teaching the truth (his other choice was to be executed by being burned to death at the stake) and the powerful, self-righteous Inquisition claimed another "convert" for its infallible ignorance. "Might makes right," whether truly right or wrong, is the way of carnal-minded men who Satanically-crave to "lead" by any means (see also Law-Abiding Criminals).
Inquisitions are about deaf by arrogance power being applied to those who find themselves subject to ignorant, but powerful, rulers. The Messiah too was put on trial and executed by just such a "court" (see the Fact Finder question below).
Job's friends almost certainly did not intend to subject Job to an "inquisition" (see A Friend In Deed). But they summarily declared him guilty (see Innocent Until Proven Guilty) in their eyes that had become self-righteous - from which there was nothing that the accused could say that could get through to them because they took the denial as a challenge to their egotistical attitudes. It's the reason that Job (and millions of others like him through the ages) replied with "Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on."
"21:1 But Job answered and said,
This Day In History, October 31
475: During the final days of the original Roman Empire, Romulus Augustulus was proclaimed Western Roman Emperor. Over the following centuries, Germany superseded Rome as the prophetic Roman Empire.
A map of the original Roman Empire (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars, A History Of Jerusalem: Hadrian and Simon bar Kokhba and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy):
A map of the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation):
1876: A cyclone caused over 200,000 deaths in India.
1914: The Ottoman empire entered the First World War against Britain, Russia and France. Jerusalem at the time was under Ottoman (Turkish) control. When the Ottoman empire was defeated at the end of the war, Jerusalem came under the control of the British (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).
1917: During the First World War, British cavalry under General Allenby captured Beersheba from the Ottomans in what became known as the "last successful cavalry charge in history." The British went on to capture Jerusalem a few weeks later, on December 9. Their control of the land of Israel later made possible a Biblically-prophesied event - the creation of the modern state of "Israel" in 1948 (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate and Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel Of Judah).
1922: Benito Mussolini, 39, became Prime Minister of Italy. Son of a poor blacksmith, formerly a journalist and schoolmaster, a corporal in the First World War (as was Mussolini's close ally, Adolf Hitler), seriously wounded in 1917, he founded the Fascist Party. The Fascists derived their name from the Fasces of Imperial Rome, an axe wrapped in a bundle of elm or birch rods symbolizing unity and power. The Fascist Party also adopted the ancient insignia as its emblem.
1926: Magician Harry Houdini (actual name, Eric Weiss) died of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured. He spent much of his life searching for genuine "mediums" and "spiritists" but found only frauds and con-artists (see What Is Sorcery?).
1940: During the Second World War (1939-1945), the Nazi occupation forces in Poland forced all Jews in the city into the Warsaw Ghetto (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1961: Russia's "de-Stalinization" program reached a climax when Stalin's body was removed from the mausoleum in Red Square and buried.
1984: Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was assassinated at her home by two of her bodyguards, who were Sikhs. Nearly 10,000 Sikhs were killed in the riots that followed.
1999: On the 482nd anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the castle church, representatives of the Roman Catholic and Lutheran Churches in Augsburg, Germany, signed a declaration to end the dispute that started the Protestant Reformation and led to the Thirty Years War.