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Sunday, April 8 2018
Creation Day 1: Let There Be Light
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ... All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made ... In Him was life; and the life was the Light of men. And the light shineth in darkness ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father"
Creation began with light dividing the darkness of the revolving planet Earth. It's the reason that the genuine day has darkness first, then daylight i.e. "the evening and the morning were the first day."
Further, there was no dry land "in the beginning" because geologic forces had yet to create ocean basins and continental highlands as the crust cooled i.e. "the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."
"1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
While Genesis 1:1 is regarded as the beginning of the historical record, there is an earlier documentation that provides the identity of "the LORD God" of Creation - Jesus Christ.
"1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Even greater detail of the purpose for the physical Creation:
"1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:12-20 KJV)
Fact Finder: What were the Messiah's teachings about Light?
This Day In History, April 8
217: Caracalla (Marcus Aurelius Antonius), the 23rd Roman emperor, a man noted for his brutality (even for Roman emperors; see The Roman Emperors: Julius Caesar and The Roman Emperors: Caligula and The Roman Emperors: Nero and The Roman Emperors: Domitian and The Messiah And The Caesars), was assassinated at age 29 as he launched a second campaign against the Parthians.
632: Charibert II, King of Aquitaine, was assassinated at Blaye.
876: The Battle of Dayr al-'Aqul between the forces of the Saffarid amir Ya'qub ibn Laith and the Abbasid Caliphate. The battle repelled Ya'qub's advance on Baghdad (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and The LORD's Seed Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq).
1093: Winchester Cathedral was dedicated by Walkelin.
1513: Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon landed in Florida and claimed it for Spain (for a map of the actual four voyages of Christopher Columbus to "America," see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1525: Albert von Brandenburg, leader of the Teutonic Order, became Duke of Prussia (not to be confused with Russia; Prussia is in Germany). He made Prussia a Protestant state.
1546: The Council of Trent adopted Jerome's Latin Vulgate as the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church. It includes the 15 apocryphal books which are not accepted by most "Protestants" (ironic, since the "Protestant" churches kept nearly all of Rome's antichrist doctrines; see also 2 John: The Bride Of Christ and The Great Harlots).
1808: The Church of Rome's presence in the U.S. grew when the Diocese of Baltimore (in Mary-land) was promoted to an archdiocese, along with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
1808: "The American Fur Company" was incorporated in New York State by John Jacob Astor. It dominated the fur trade of the central and western U.S. during the first third of the 19th century (see also Who Invented Fur Coats?).
1820: Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, died at age 48. The Scottish-born philanthropist and colonizer established settlements in Canada's Prince Edward Island and near Lake St. Clair in Upper Canada ("Upper Canada" was a term based on the flow of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River toward the Atlantic Ocean; Lake St. Clair is in southern Ontario) and in the Red River Valley of Manitoba.
1838: The Great Western sailed from Bristol, England, on its first voyage. It was the first to make regular Atlantic crossings.
1866: Italy and Prussia made an alliance against the Austrian Empire.
1904: The Entente Cordiale was signed by Britain and France. It settled disputes over Newfoundland, West Africa, Egypt and Morocco.
1908: Herbert Henry Asquith became Prime Minister of Britain.
1938: Italy invaded Albania. King Zog fled to Greece.
1942: U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered to Japanese invasion forces in the Philippines (see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).
1946: The League of Nations began its final session in Geneva after being replaced by the United Nations.
1952: U.S. President Harry Truman called for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.
1962: The CIA "Bay of Pigs" invaders were sentenced to 30 years in prison in Cuba.
1970: The Bahr el-Baqar incident. Israeli warplanes bombed an Egyptian school, killing 46 children.
1973: Spanish painter Pablo Picasso died at age 92.
1977: Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel admitted that he had violated the country's currency laws. He later resigned.
1986: Jennifer Guinness of the well-known brewing family was kidnapped in Ireland and held for a 2 million Pound ransom.
1992: Palestinian terrorist leader Yasser Arafat survived a plane crash in the Sahara Desert. The plane's 3 crew members were killed.
2006: The Shedden massacre. The bodies of 8 men were found in a field near Shedden, a town in southern Ontario, Canada. The murders were linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
2013: Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died at age 88.