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Saturday, January 28 2017

The Rabbi Who Gave The John 3:16 Teaching

"There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, Rabbi, we know that Thou art a teacher come from God"

"Rabbi" is the English-language rendering of the Hebrew word, pronounced hrawb-bee, which means master, as a teacher. The meaning of the master / teacher term carried over into English with, for example, "master," or "head master" of an educational institution (Master: "The presiding officer of a school" The WordWeb Dictionary from Princeton University).

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John the Baptist (see also The Miraculous Birth Of John The Baptist) was a teacher, a "rabbi" ("they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi") - the meaning of which is made all the more obvious in that "disciple" means student ("there arose a question between some of John's disciples"; see also Disciples, Ministers, Apostles, Prophets).

"3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. 3:24 For John was not yet cast into prison.

3:25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.

3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 3:28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:23-30 KJV)

Exactly as John said, he was preparing the Way for a greater "Rabbi" (see The John The Baptist Prophecies).

"1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?" (John 1:37-38 KJV)

"1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel." (John 1:49 KJV)

The famous "John 3:16" teaching was given to a Pharisee, Nicodemus (see also What Did Joseph And Nicodemus Do With The Messiah's Body?), by the Rabbi Jesus: "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God."

"3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized." (John 3:1-22 KJV)

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This Day In History, January 28

814: Charlemagne ("Charles the Great"), German king and Holy Roman emperor (the Holy Roman Empire was officially known as The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation; see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation), died at age 71 (see also Emperors and Popes and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

1547: King Henry VIII of England died at age 55. England broke away from the Church of Rome during Henry's reign. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI became King, and the first "Protestant" ruler of England.

1561: In France, the Edict of Orleans outlawed the persecution of Huguenots (French Protestants) by Catholics.

1581: In Scotland, King James VI signed the Second Confession of Faith.

1596: British explorer and naval officer Sir Francis Drake died at age 50. Drake and his crew were the first Englishmen to sail around the world (1577-1580). Later, in 1588, Drake was one of the commanders of the British fleet that defended Britain from the Spanish Armada (sent by the Pope to invade and subjugate Britain).

Sir Francis Drake

1724: The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, Czar of Russia.

1725: Peter the Great, Czar of Russia (czar is the Russian form of Caesar, as is the German Kaiser), died at age 52 after reigning from 1682 (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).

1788: The first British penal colony was established at Botany Bay in New South Wales, Australia.

1807: Pall Mall ("parallel to the mall") in London became the first street to be illuminated by gaslight.

1871: During the Franco-Prussian War (France and Germany), Prussian forces captured Paris.

1918: Dr. John McCrae, the Canadian military doctor who wrote In Flanders Fields during the First World War (1914-1918), died.

Dr. John McCrae

1921: German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (as a Jew, Einstein fled his native Germany when the Nazis began their rise to power; see also Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative? and Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings) proposed the possibility that the size of the universe could be calculated (see also Einstein's Holy Spirit Formula and Parabolic Prophecies).

1932: In the lead-up to the Pacific theater of the Second World War, the Japanese army occupied Shanghai to force an end to a Chinese boycott of Japanese goods.

1935: Iceland became the first country to "legalize" (in man's eyes, not God's) abortion on medical or "social" (i.e. commit fornication or adultery, then commit murder to get rid of the "problem") excuses.

1943: During the Second World War (1939-1945), Adolf Hitler (see Why Does Satan Love Liars? and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) mobilized the entire German adult population for the war effort (see also The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator).

1950: The French Assembly ratified their proclamation under which Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos became "independent" colonies within the French union. After France retreated from the region due to the civil wars that their imperialism created, the U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War (which was actually a civil war between the Vietnamese people whose single country had been partitioned in 1954, by the French at the end of the First Indochina War, into North and South Vietnam; see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).

Vietnam

1973: The Vietnam War (see the entry for 1950, above) cease-fire was signed by the U.S. and North Vietnam in Paris.

1980: During the Iranian hostage crisis, 6 U.S. "diplomats" (most of whom were later admitted to be CIA agents), who missed being taken captive when the U.S. Embassy was invaded by Iranian militants, escaped out of Tehran in what became known as "The Canadian Caper." The U.S. spies were secretly given refuge by Canadian diplomats (genuine diplomats) in the Canadian Embassy for over 2 months before leaving Iran by using Canadian identities and passports provided by the Canadian government. The Hollywood fantasy movie Argo (that millions of people now regard as "history") grossly distorted the reality of the events, ignoring or leaving out most of the Canadian work that made it happen. The Canadian ambassador, Ken Taylor, who was actually there and risked his life to give refuge to the U.S. diplomats, called the movie "a grossly-dishonest propaganda film that glorified the CIA."

1986: Seven astronauts died after the Challenger space shuttle exploded 72 seconds after launch - Francis "Dick" Scobee, 46; Michael Smith, 40; Judith Resnik, 36; Ellison Onizuka, 39; Ronald McNair, 35; Gregory Jarvis, 41; Christa McAuliffe, 37. A total of 14 U.S. astronauts died in two separate space shuttle launch (Challenger) or re-entry (Columbia) failures.

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