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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"

The LORD God (see The Christian Universe and The Christian Ten Commandments), Who was born as Jesus of Nazareth (see The LORD God Our Saviour), also was and is the Word of God.

"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)

"1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14 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.

John The Baptist

"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)

"14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit." (Isaiah 14:12-15 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."

The Holy Scriptures

"15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

15:5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility." (Proverbs 15:1-33 KJV)

Fact Finder: How will the war of words culminate in the time just before the return of the Messiah?
See What Gospel Did Jesus Preach? and The Battle Of The End-Time Prophets; also What's The Bible Word For False Prophet? and Why Does Satan Love Liars?


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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.

The Muslim World

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.





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