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Saturday, April 1 2017
Marriage In History And Prophecy
"For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage"
Marriage began in the Garden of Eden (actually, the Garden in Eden; see The Garden In Eden) as a dignified means of physical creation of more humans. The first marriage specifically happened as a remedy for loneliness (see How Long Was Adam Alone?).
"2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Marriage became the basis of civilization and lawful behavior. At least three of The Ten Commandments involve the sanctity of marriage - and what physically and spiritually happens when those Laws of Wisdom are abandoned by rebel-minded fools (see Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother of Harlots and What Happens To A Nation When God's Law Is Forsaken?).
"20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee." (Exodus 20:12 KJV)
Physical marriage is valid only until a husband or wife dies e.g. "7:2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband" (Romans 7:2 KJV). The reason for that was explained by the Messiah when He was asked the famous question about how former husbands and wives will be known to each other after their resurrection. His plain and authoritative answer: "In the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven."
"22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 22:27 And last of all the woman died also. 22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
Why? Because at that future time, everyone will be "born again" (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?) as a child of God. There will be no husbands and wives - only brothers and sisters. Brothers and sisters don't marry.
"3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 3:29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." (Galatians 3:26-29 KJV)
Fact Finder: Why is the true Church of God referred to as a "woman"?
This Day In History
This Day In History, April 1
286: The accession of Maximian, Roman emperor 286-310 AD (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars, A History Of Jerusalem: The Herodian Dynasty, A History Of Jerusalem: Titus And The Zealots and A History Of Jerusalem: Hadrian and Simon bar Kokhba).
457: As the military "superpower" (see The Two Super Commandments to understand the origin of the word "super") Roman Empire was collapsing from its moral rot and corruption (see What Happens To A Nation When God's Law Is Forsaken?), the Roman army proclaimed Majorian as emperor. The Roman Empire was superseded by Germany (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
527: Byzantine Emperor Justin I declared his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.
1204: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, died.
1564: All Fools Day (in France) is said to have originated when King Charles IX of France changed the calendar on this date. Before the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar (see Pope Gregory's Calendar; also The Antichrist Calendar), April 1 was observed as New Year's Day by cultures as varied as the Roman and the Hindu.
1578: English physician William Harvey discovered blood circulation.
1621: The first colonial treaty with "Indians" (early explorers thought that they had landed in India - and so erroneously named the native people "Indians") in North America was signed between Massasoit, chief of the Wampanoags, and English Pilgrims on behalf of James I at Strawberry Hill, Massachusetts (see also The First Chinese American War).
1665: The Great Plague hit London (see also Leviticus 13: Bacteria).
1734: Canada's first lighthouse began operating, at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.
1875: The Times of London was the first newspaper to print a daily weather chart.
1778: According to U.S. legend, Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, reportedly created the dollar "$" sign (the dollar itself originated, in Europe, long before; see The Birth Of The Dollar).
1918: During the First World War (1939-1945), the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Force merged to form the Britain's Royal Air Force.
1920: The German Worker's Party changed its name to the National Socialist German Worker's Party - Nazi.
1924: Adolf Hitler was sentenced to 5 years in jail for high treason (a strange charge because Hitler was born in Austria, not Germany - his citizenship was settled only after he came to power and invaded Austria, declaring it part of Germany) after his failed 1923 putsch. He was released December 20 of the same year (see Why Does Satan Love Liars? and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion; see also Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative?).
1924: The Royal Canadian Air Force was established.
1925: British statesman Arthur James Balfour dedicated Hebrew University on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Balfour Declaration).
1933: The Nazi government ordered a boycott of businesses owned by Jews and seized their bank accounts (see also Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings).
1937: The new constitution providing separation of Burma from India went into effect.
1939: Francisco Franco declared the end of the Spanish Civil War.
1948: The Berlin blockade began when the Russians began checking all road and rail traffic between Berlin and the Western Zones. The Berlin Airlift began in response to the blockade. The Russian occupation of Germany at the end of the Second World War (1939-1945) was a counterattack to Germany's invasion of Russia in which millions of Russians died; see Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1952: The "Big Bang" theory of creation was first published (see The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Creation Of Matter And Man).
1976: Apple Inc. was established by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.
1979: Iran became an Islamic Republic by a 99% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah, a U.S.-backed dictator.
1997: Comet Hale-Bopp passed perihelion (the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun).
1999: Nunavut was established as a Canadian territory, becoming a separate part of the Northwest Territories.
2001: A U.S. Navy spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter jet that was challenging it near the Chinese coast (imagine what would happen if a Chinese military aircraft flew the same way along the U.S. coast). The Chinese plane and pilot were lost, while the U.S. spy plane made an emergency unauthorized landing on a nearby Chinese military base where the U.S. crew was taken into custody before being released almost 2 weeks later (see also The First Chinese American War).