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Tuesday, May 12 2015
Proverbs 15: The War Of Words
"For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him"
"1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." (John 1:1-3 KJV)
Humans were created (see The Thinker From The Soil) sinless - a state of purity that was determined and defined by the Word of God.
"2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17 KJV)
The angel that some call Lucifer (see What Is Satan's Real Name?) was also created sinless by the Word of God. He too was sinless in Paradise - until iniquity, liberal self-righteousness (see Iniquity In History And Prophecy) was chosen by him.
"28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." (Ezekiel 28:13-15 KJV)
"Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee" (verse 15 above) was repeated by the first humans at the instigation of the word of the angel that thereafter became known by the Hebrew word, pronounced saw-tawn, that means accuser. Satan's name is based upon what he does with words in rebellion against the Word of God (see also How Did The Devil Challenge Job To Commit A Satan?).
"3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 3:2 And the woman 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. 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:1-5 KJV)
So has it been ever since - the war of words (including how good words have been perverted to mean evil things; see The First Rock Star) between the Word of God and those who accept it, versus the words of the deceiver Satan and those who have been deceived by him (see Is There Hope For A Fool?).
"11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." (2 Corinthians 11:3-4 KJV)
The Proverbs are filled with the contrast between the Word of God and the words of evil, including direct references to the struggle that began in the Garden of Eden e.g. "A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit" (see also Will You Return To The Tree Of Life? and Where To Find The Path Of Life). The Proverbs aren't just "worldly wisdom."
"15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Fact Finder: How will the war of words culminate in the time just before the return of the Messiah?
This Day In History, May 12
922: Abbasid envoy and historian Ahmad ibn Fadlan arrived in the lands of Volga Bulgars.
1096: Before leaving on the First Crusade (the "Crusades" were wars by Roman Catholics against Muslims for control of "the Holy Land" - see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad), Count Emich von Leiningen and his army swept through their own German homeland, murdering thousands of Jews who they declared "murderers of Christ" (see Hate Jews? and 'His Blood Be On Us And Our Children'). When Emich arrived in the town of Worms (the English rendering of the German Vorms), the town's Roman Catholic bishop tried to protect the Jewish population, but the Crusaders overran his palace and slaughtered about 500 people who had taken shelter there. Another 300 were killed over the next 2 days. The graves of the massacre victims can still be seen at the Jewish Cemetery at Worms.
1191: King Richard I of England married Berengaria of Navarre, the daughter of King Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile.
1264: The Battle of Lewes between King Henry III of England and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, began.
1310: 54 Knights Templars were burned at the stake as heretics in France. Established during the Crusades to protect pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land, this military order came into increasing conflict with Rome until Clement V officially dissolved it in 1312 at the Council of Vienna.
1364: Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, was founded in Krakow.
1551: The National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in America, was founded in Lima, Peru.
1689: King William's War: William III of England joined the League of Augsburg in a war with France.
1743: Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned Queen of Bohemia after defeating her rival, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor.
1797: French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Venice.
1820: Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in England.
1870: Canada bought Manitoba from the Hudson's Bay Company and made it a Canadian province.
1885: During the North-West Rebellion, the four-day Battle of Batoche was fought between the Canadian government and rebel Metis. It ended with a decisive rebel defeat.
1926: Norwegian Roald Amundsen, Italian Umberto Nobile and Lincoln Ellsworth of the U.S. crossed the North Pole in the Italian-built airship Norge.
1932: The body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindberg was found in a wooded area of Hopewell, New Jersey.
1937: King George VI of Britain was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. Princess Elizabeth, today Queen Elizabeth II, became heir to the throne.
1949: The Berlin Airlift ended when the Soviet blockade was lifted. The airlift began on June 26 1948.
1955: Austria regained its independence as the Allied occupation following the Second World War ended (Adolf Hitler was born in Austria; he later moved to Germany and became a German citizen).
1958: The North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement was signed between the U.S. and Canada.
1965: West Germany and Israel exchanged letters establishing diplomatic relations.
1965: The unmanned Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 landed on the Moon.
1975: As U.S. military involvement in Vietnam came to an end, Cambodia seized the U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez.
1982: An "ultraconservative" Spanish priest with a bayonet attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II during a procession in Fatima, Portugal. The priest claimed that the Pope was an "agent of Russia" who was destroying the Church of Rome with liberal reforms.
2002: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba for talks with Fidel Castro, thereby becoming the first President of the U.S., in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution that overthrew the CIA and Mafia controlled regime of Fulgencio Batista.
2008: An earthquake measuring magnitude 8.0 occurred in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.