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Saturday, January 14 2017
The Messiah's Universe-ity Degree
"The people were astonished at his doctrine: For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes"
"Learn" is an English-language word that originated from an ancient Anglo-Saxon word, pronounced leornian, that meant to teach. While it would today be regarded as bad grammar, a statement such as "he learned them how to do it" is in fact correct, according to the original meaning of the word "learn." In its original form, the "learner" was the teacher, not the student.
The word "learn" is used to translate a number of Hebrew and Greek words of the Holy Scriptures (see also The Word Was Made Flesh And Dwelt Among Us).
Although the Messiah was regarded as "unlearned" by the Pharisees and Sadducees (it was in fact their academic arrogance that inspired them to murder the Christ; see also The Origin Of The Essenes, Sadducees And Pharisees and Why Did The Lawyers Hate The Messiah?), the Messiah's teachings were and are based entirely on what God first taught Him. Jesus achieved the ultimate Ph.D. in Theology (as well as Education, Psychology and History) because there is no "higher learning" than a degree personally taught by God - the ultimate university (i.e. universe-ity) degree.
"7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple [see also What Did Jesus Christ Say About Those Stones?], and taught.
Christ's learning was not purely academic; it was His applied learning that made Him perfect.
"5:7 Who in the days of his flesh [see also 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'], when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience [see Works Means Obedience] by the things which he suffered; 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him" (Hebrews 5:7-9 KJV)
Once qualified, by having first Himself learned (see the Fact Finder question below), the Son of God then taught the Word of God.
"11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light [see The Yoke Of Freedom]." (Matthew 11:27-30 KJV)
The basis of "antichrist" are teachings that oppose and contradict the true teachings of Jesus Christ. While "antichrist" is generally regarded as something committed by evil-minded people, most of it is caused by well-meaning people who proclaim their "Christianity" (see Is Your Religion Your Religion?) without ever even having read what Christ taught. The Christ warned what is coming to "Christians" who ignore the actual Word of God (see Antichristians and Friends Of Jesus).
"7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate [see The Strait Gate]: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
The return of Jesus Christ (see When And Where Your Eternal Life Will Begin) will mark the beginning of "higher learning" for all of humanity. The famous "he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem" prophecy was actually given to two prophets, Isaiah and Micah.
"2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion [see Anti-Zion Is Anti-Christ] shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Isaiah 2:1-4 KJV)
Fact Finder: Did the LORD give everyone the self-worshipping "freedom" to do whatever they please in His Name?
This Day In History, January 14
1236: Henry III married Eleanor of Provence.
1301: Andrew III of Hungary died, thereby ending the Arpad dynasty.
1526: Francis I surrendered claims to Burgundy, Italy, and Flanders.
1529: Spanish reformer Juan de Valdes, 29, published his Dialogue on Christian Doctrine which paved the way in Spain for Protestant ideas. His treatise was condemned by the Spanish Inquisition, and Valdes was forced to flee Spain, never to return.
1539: After the 4 voyages of Columbus to the Caribbean (see the map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy), Spain annexed Cuba in its growing colonization of Central and South America.
1601: Roman Catholic authorities in Rome burned Hebrew books.
1604: The Hampton Court Conference began under King James I (the King James Bible is named after him) to address Puritan demands for doctrinal changes in the Church of England.
1742: English astronomer Edmond Halley died at age 86. He was the first to accurately predict the return of a comet. It is now named after him - Halley's Comet (see also What Can You See In The Firmament Of The Heavens?).
1797: In the Battle of Rivoli in Italy, the French under Napoleon defeated an Austrian attempt to relieve Mantua. 3,500 Austrian troops were killed.
1814: The Treaty of Kiel transferred Norway from the king of Denmark to the king of Sweden.
1837: Francois, the Marquis de Barbe-Marbois, died at age 92. The French statesman negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with the U.S. in 1803.
1858: Italian revolutionary Felice Orsini threw bombs at Napoleon III in Paris in an assassination attempt; several people were killed but Emperor Napoleon and Empress Eugenie were unharmed.
1878: The first private connection by telephone in Great Britain was made on the Isle of Wight when Queen Victoria spoke to Thomas Biddulph.
1893: Pope Leo XIII appointed Archbishop Francesco Satolli as the Vatican's first ambassador to the U.S.
1911: Roald Amundsen's Norwegian South Pole expedition arrived on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1898: Charles Dodgson died at age 65. Although the British scholar was a lecturer in mathematics at Oxford University, and was a pioneer photographer, he is remembered, under the pen name Lewis Carroll, as the author of Alice in Wonderland.
1943: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and French President Charles De Gaulle met in Casablanca to agree on a strategy for concluding the Second World War and to demand the unconditional surrender from the Germany.
1950: The first flight of the Russian MiG-17 fighter aircraft.
1953: Marshal Tito was elected the first president of the Republic of Yugoslavia.
1969: The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 was launched, followed the next day by Soyuz 5. They achieved the first docking of 2 manned spacecraft in Earth orbit.
1991: Three Palestinian terrorist chiefs, including Abu Iyad, were assassinated in Tunis (see Where Is Palestine?).