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August 24

August 24

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August 24 – 1572 = Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. 2 Timothy 3:12 “Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” Early in the morning of August 24, 1572 the church bells rang as a signal to begin the systematic slaughter of the Reformed, known as the Huguenots, in […]

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August 23

August 23

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August 23 – 1723 = death of Increase Mather.  Mather family and their legacy. Psalm 119:90 “Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.” On August 23, 1723, Increase Mather passed away.  Increase Mather was born in England but spent most of his life in colonial America.  His […]

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August 22

August 22

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August 22 – 1572 = Admiral Coligny is shot by an assassin going back to his lodging. Acts 12:1-2 “About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some that belonged to the church.  He killed James the brother of John with the sword.” Admiral Gaspard Coligny was a high ranking noble, a military […]

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August 21

August 21

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August 21 1595 = Synod of Thorn in Poland 2 Corinthians 13:14 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” The largest gathering of Protestants in Poland took place on August 21, 1595 at the Synod of Thorn.  It was a […]

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August 20

August 20

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August 20 – 1566 = “Beeldenstorm” in Netherlands, image smashing in Antwerp. pg. 886 Confessions Vol.2 (numbers from WIKI). Matthew 5:39 “But I say to you, do not resist the one who is evil but if he slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” The Reformed faith had been under […]

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August 19

August 19

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August 19 – 1625 = Birth of Luke Gernler 2 John 8 “Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.” Luke Gernler was born August 19, 1625.  Gernler would be one of the four main architects of the Helvetic Consensus, but his pastoral leadership […]

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August 18

August 18

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August 18 – 1572 = Marriage of Henry of Navarre in Paris attempting to end Rome v. Protestant hostilities. 2 Corinthians 6:14 “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.  For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness?  Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” France had not had an easy time during the coming of the […]

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August 17

August 17

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August 17 – 1560 = Scots Confession officially adopted Revelation 3:5 “The one who conquerors will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot out his name from the book of life.  I will confess his name before my father and before his angels.” The Scots Confession of 1560 was adopted by […]

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August 16

August 16

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August 16 – 1576 = Synod of Hercegszoloski adopts articles about church government written mainly by Istvan Kis. 1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour.” The Reformation went more places than we usually remember.  Hungary is one of those places […]

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August 15

August 15

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August 15 – 1933 – C.S. Lewis begins writing the Pilgrim’s Regress while staying with Arthur Greeves finishes on August 29. John 8:32 “and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” “A Pilgrim’s Regress” is the first fiction book written by C.S. Lewis and it is written in the style […]

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