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July 23

July 23

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July 23 – 1637 = Jenny Geddes throws a stool in protest Deuteronomy 12:32 “Everything I command you, you shall be careful to do.  You shall not add to it, nor take from it.” A famous blow for freedom was struck on July 23, 1637 when Jenny Geddes threw her church stool at the pastor.  […]

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July 22

July 22

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July 22 -1722 – Zurich retains the Helvetic Consensus Psalm 146:3 “Put not your trust  in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.” The Helvetic Consensus was a doctrinal statement that defended the Reformed faith and denied some errors, such as the denial of limited atonement that had begun in […]

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July 21

July 21

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July 21 -1495 = Savanarola is summoned to Rome to answer for heresy, but he refuses as he begins reform in Florence. 2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not us.” God often uses imperfect instruments.  Savanarola, a monk living […]

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July 20

July 20

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July 20 -1618 = John Wolleb made antistes (head pastor) of Basel. Philemon 6 “I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.” John Wolleb was born in Basel and became a minister serving there in […]

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July 19

July 19

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July 19 – 1620 = Massacre of Valtellina John 16:2 “They will put you out of the synagogues.  Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.” In the mountain canton of Switzerland called the Grisons, religious liberty had existed.  Romanists and Protestants left each other alone […]

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July 18

July 18

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July 18 – 1929 = meeting results in resolution and action taken to form Westminster Theological Seminary. 1 Samuel 4:21 “And she named the child Ichabod saying, ‘The glory has departed from Israel!’ because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband.” Ned Stonehouse declared that July 18, […]

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July 17

July 17

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July 17 – 1553 = Mary proclaimed queen of England. Genesis 50:20 “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many should be kept alive, as they are today.” On July 17, 1553, Mary, daughter of Roman Catholic Catherine and Protestant Henry VIII took […]

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July 16

July 16

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July 16 – 1546 = Anne Askew dies.  Burned at the stake in London. Romans 8:31 “What shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?” Anne Askew was a devout Protestant woman one of the first female English poets.  Askew was kicked out of her home by […]

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July 15

July 15

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July 15 – 1590 = Johannes Pistorius returns to Rome in apostasy. Galatians 6:14 “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Johannes Pistorius the Younger was a man who studied theology, […]

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July 14

July 14

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July 14 -1792 = Samson Occom dies. 1 Corinthians 12:13 “For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” Samson Occom was a Native American of the Mohegan nation, who was converted listening to preachers during […]

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