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Saturday, February 17 2018
The Christians Of Parthia
"And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes ... Jews and proselytes ... we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God ... I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy"
Parthia was an ancient region of what is today northern Iran - which has a surprising number of connections to the Holy Bible.
The so-called "Birthday of the Church" Pentecost after the Messiah's Ascension to Heaven (see The Passover To Pentecost Connection and Unto The Morrow After The Seventh Sabbath) was attended by people of many nations. Some were Jews who were born in those nations, while others were converts. While they differed in many nationalities, they were at one in recognizing the True Gospel when it was revealed to them in their own languages. Among them were Parthians.
"2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
When some mocked the miraculous speaking in tongues (i.e. other genuine languages, as plainly stated above; see Translated Out Of The Original Tongues), Peter declared that they were witnessing the fulfillment of a number of prophecies. including "I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy."
"2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
Fact Finder: What King of Iran declared that the Jews were to return to Jerusalem and possess it because it was their national capital city?
This Day In History, February 17
364: Roman Emperor Jovian died. He reigned only eight months (see The Roman Emperors: Julius Caesar and The Roman Emperors: Domitian; also The Messiah And The Caesars and The Founding Of Rome: The Curious Tale Of Romulus and Remus).
1370: The Battle of Rudau during the "Crusades" (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1461: During the Wars of the Roses, the Yorkists were defeated by the Lancastrians at the Battle of St. Albans.
1600: Giordano Bruno, scientist and mathematician whose theories were ahead of his time, was burned as a "heretic" in Rome during the Inquisition.
1759: British army commander James Wolfe sailed from Britain to capture Quebec from France. The political future of Canada was settled at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham near Quebec City on September 13 1759. Both commanders, Major General James Wolfe of Britain and Lt. General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm of France were killed in the battle.
1772: The first partition of Poland, by Russia and Prussia (Prussia is in Germany), also later by Austria.
1776: The first volume of Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (now commonly shortened to The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) was published.
Gibbon was also a member of the democratically-elected British Parliament in the time of the revolution of the New England colonies. While propagandized "history" now incorrectly declares otherwise, King George III was not a dictator - Legislation was debated and voted into law by elected members of Parliament (including the various Acts that applied to the British citizens in the New England colonies) and then merely ratified "in the King's Name" (as the custom of law continues today) i.e. in the head of the family's name ("king" means head of a kin, father of a nation).
King George III had no more executive "dictatorial power" than a modern day president of a republic (in fact, much less than most; see The Origin Of Politics and Republics; also also Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right? and When Do Liberals Become Conservatives?).
1863: A group of people in Geneva, Switzerland established the International Committee for Relief to the Wounded. It later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross, commonly known today simply as the Red Cross.
1864: A Confederate hand-propelled submarine, armed with a ram torpedo, sunk a Union ship off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered the first successful attack by a submarine.
1875: Friedrich Argelander died at age 76. The Prussian (Prussia is in Germany) astronomer established the study of variable stars as an independent branch of astronomy. He is renowned for his catalog which lists the positions and magnitudes of 324,188 stars - the Bonner Durchmusterung was the result of 25 years of observational work.
1909: Arizona-born Apache chief Geronimo died at age 80. "Geronimo" was the name given to him by Mexican troops during his homeland wars against Mexico and Texas (see also The First Chinese American War).
1919: Sir Wilfred Laurier died. He was the first French-Canadian to become Prime Minister of Canada (1896-1911).
1934: Albert I died at age 59. As Belgian king from 1909 to 1934, he commanded Belgian army during the First World War. He refused the German ultimatum of August 2 1914, demanding free passage of German troops across Belgium; the German invasion followed 2 days later. Albert was the son of Philip count of Flanders and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern. He married Elisabeth, the daughter of the duke of Bavaria.
1955: Britain announced that it had hydrogen bombs.
1957: The Suez Canal reopened after the Suez War between Israel and Egypt.
1969: Russian-born, U.S.-raised, Golda Meir was sworn in as Israel's first female Prime Minister.
1972: The British House of Commons voted to join the European Community.
1996: World champion Garry Kasparov beat the "Deep Blue" supercomputer in a chess match.
1998: Voyager 1 became the most distant human-made object in space as it passed the distance set by the previous record holder Pioneer 10. On that day it was 6.5 billion miles from earth, traveling at 39,000 mph. It had been launched just over 20 years previous, on September 5 1977.
1998: Ernst Juenger died at age 102. The German writer was involved in the July 20 1944 plot to kill Adolf Hitler (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).