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Monday, May 11 2015
Proverbs 14: Is There Hope For A Fool?
"For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another"
Humans were not created as fools. Humans became fools by the toxic influence of a greater fool who corrupted himself before them. While Satan (see What Is Satan's Real Name?) is now beyond hope of repentance (i.e. when he will be released after 1,000 years in prison, he is going to immediately return to his evil behavior; see Revelation 20:7-8), humans can be healed and cleansed of the state of mind that produces foolish behavior. Everyone has been a fool - until the Holy Spirit enabled them to have the choice of being set free (see Rescue From The Snare Of The Devil).
Those who are and have been called before the return of the Messiah ("For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another"):
"3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3:3 KJV)
Those who will be called after the return of the Messiah (see The Harvests Of Salvation):
"4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Micah 4;1-3 KJV)
Being a fool is not in itself a condemnable condition. It only becomes so when the ability to not be a fool comes, but is rejected (see The Unpardonable Sin). Until then, recognizing foolish behavior is not "judging" - it's instruction in how not to be drawn back into their still-loser behavior (see also Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?).
"14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
This Day In History, May 11
330: Constantinople became the new capital of the Roman Empire. Named after the Emperor Constantine, it was built over the ancient city of Byzantium. Constantine was the creator of the antichrist Church of Rome (and hence of its subsequent "protestant daughters" who rejected the Pope's leadership, but not his doctrines; see Antichristians) as the official state religion of his empire (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad). Constantine was also the creator of "Sun Day" (see Why Observe The True Sabbath?).
1310: In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar were burned at the stake as heretics.
1502: Christopher Columbus set out on his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies. The "America" that Columbus discovered for Spain was in the Caribbean Sea, where all four of his voyages took place; what became Canada and the U.S.A. were created by the Netherlands, England and France, far north of where Columbus ever explored.
1573: Henry of Anjou became the first elected king of Poland.
1647: Dutch colonial administrator Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam (today known as New York City) to become governor of New Netherlands (which later became New England).
1690: In the first major engagement of King William's War, British troops from Massachusetts in "New England" seized Port Royal in Acadia (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) from the French, with the objective of taking "New France" (i.e. most of what later became eastern Canada).
1745: The Battle of Fontenoy in Belgium. The French under Maurice de Saxe fought the British and allies under the duke of Cumberland during The War of The Spanish Succession.
1792: The Columbia River was "discovered" (the Indians already knew it for centuries) by Captain Robert Gray.
1812: British Prime Inter Spencer Perceval was shot by a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.
1820: HMS Beagle was launched. It became the ship that took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage (see also Rescuing Charles Darwin From The Atheists).
1866: Confederate President Jefferson Davis was released after spending two years in prison for his role in the U.S. Civil War.
1871: In the Swan Hotel at Frankfurt-am-Main, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck signed the agreement transferring all of Alsace and much of Lorraine from France to Germany.
1885: The final and bloodiest battle of the Riel Rebellion in Canada. General Frederick Middleton defeated the Metis rebels at the Battle of Batoche in Saskatchewan.
1916: Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity was published (see Einstein's Holy Spirit Formula).
1924: Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz by merging their two companies.
1960: Israeli agents captured Nazi fugitive Adolf Eichmann (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) in Buenos Aires and returned him to Israel for trial. He was found guilty and executed.
1998: France became the first EU country to produce the new European currency when its mint struck the first Euro coins (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).