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Sunday, November 26 2017
The Book Of Gender
Why Is God Called The Father? Why Is The Church Called The Mother? Why Will Those Who Make It To The "Born Again" Day Of Salvation Be Called Children Of God?
"Gender" is an English-language word that originated from a Latin word, genus, which could mean either a kind, or a sort (hence the scientific word genus, which may be defined as "a biological classification group containing one or more species") or a sex, whether male or female. "Genius" also originated from the same word, genus, in describing someone who "engenders" or "generates" new ideas or advanced thought. There is no gender confusion in nature.
"Genesis" is another English-language word that was made from the Latin (i.e. Roman) and Greek forms of genus, meaning to beget, however it should be kept in mind that the book that was later called "Genesis" (by Greek translators of the Hebrew Scriptures i.e. the Septuagint) was not actually named that in the Holy Scriptures. In the Hebrew it is called by the word pronounced bere-shith, the first word of the Holy Bible, which means and is translated as "in the beginning" in Genesis 1:1.
"Gender" is used in the King James Version to translate three Hebrew words and one Greek word (see also Translation Of Translations).
The Hebrew word pronounced raw-baw means copulate (the English word "couple" is merely a form of copulate).
"19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender [i.e. raw-baw] with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee." (Leviticus 19:19 KJV)
The Hebrew word pronounced aw-bawr is a variation of the Hebrew word explained above. It also means copulate.
"21:10 Their bull gendereth [i.e. aw-bawr], and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf." (Job 21:10 KJV)
"Who hath gendered it?"
"Gender" is also used in figurative ways. The Hebrew word pronounced yaw-lawd means to bear a child (see also What Does God The Father Really Look Like?), but is used here in referring to the source of "nature" i.e. "Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?"
"38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? [see also Stormy Weather] 38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? 38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? 38:28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered [i.e. yaw-lawd] it? 38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen." (Job 38:22-30 KJV)
In the New Testament, the Greek word pronounced ghen-nah-oh, which means to reproduce, is translated as "gendereth," as in "the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar" (see The Hagar Excuse).
"4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
The same Greek word, pronounced ghen-nah-oh, which means to reproduce, is also used figuratively, in this case for those who "gender strifes" (see Striving For Strife).
"2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will." (2 Timothy 2:22-26 KJV)
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This Day In History, November 26
43 BC: The "Second Triumvirate" was formed by Octavian (who later became Caesar Augustus, the Roman Emperor who proclaimed the census that caused the Messiah to be born in Bethlehem; see The Roman Emperors: Augustus and The Messiah And The Caesars), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Mark Antony.
1476: A real Count Dracula: Vlad the Impaler (a member of the House of Draculesti, a branch of the House of Basarab, also known by his patronymic name Dracula) defeated Basarab Laiota.
1688: Louis XIV of France declared war on the Netherlands.
1703: The Great Channel Storm devastated Britain. It flooded the Thames and Severn rivers. Up to 8,000 people died. The Royal Navy lost 15 warships.
1778: English explorer Captain James Cook landed on the Sandwich Islands (known today as Hawaii).
1863: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed November 26 as the U.S. version of Thanksgiving Day. It was celebrated annually thereafter in the U.S. on the last Thursday of November. The celebration of Thanksgiving itself was known and observed long before by other countries (see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1914: The British battleship Bulwark, with 750 crew, exploded while loading ammunition. Only 12 survived.
1922: Archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor, the Earl of Carnarvon, became the first 2 people in 3,000 years to see inside the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Uncovered near Luxor, Egypt, it had been spared the fate of many tombs which had been pillaged by grave robbers (see also A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The Years In Cleopatra's Egypt).
1938: Poland signed a non-aggression pact with Russia to protect against a German invasion. Within a year, Poland was invaded by both Germany and Russia.
1939: James Naismith, the Canadian inventor of basketball, died.
1940: Occupying Nazi troops began sealing off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, imprisoning its 400,000 inhabitants.
1949: The Indian Constituent Assembly adopted India's new constitution as presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
1970: Pope Paul VI was attacked with a dagger at Manila airport by a Bolivian artist who was dressed as a priest. He was unhurt.
1979: Oil deposits estimated to be as great as that found in the Middle East were discovered in Venezuela.
1988: The U.S. government, claiming the possibility of terrorist attacks on U.S. citizens, denied Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's request for a diplomatic visa so that he could address a session of the United Nations in New York.
1998: Tony Blair became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's Parliament.
2000: After a lengthy delay for vote recounting, George W. Bush was proclaimed the winner of Florida's electoral votes, enabling him to become the U.S. President.
2003: The supersonic Concorde airliner made its final flight, over Bristol, England.