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May 24

May 24

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May 24 – 1689 = England passes Toleration Act. Romans 14:10 “Why do you pass judgment on your brother?  Or you, why do you despise your brother?  For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God?” England had gone through decades of unrest.  King Charles I had tried to force the Church of […]

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May 23

May 23

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May 23 – 1619 = Second Defenstration of Prague. Acts 12:1-2 “About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church.  He killed James the brother of John with the sword.” A Hapsburg had always been elected King of Bohemia, and then from that position become Emperor of Germany, […]

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May 22

May 22

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May 22 – 1922 – Harry Fosdick preached “Shall the Fundamentalist win?” 2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when the people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” The Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy begins in earnest on May 22, 1922 when Harry […]

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May 21

May 21

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May 21 – 1536 = Geneva General Assembly votes to become Protestant Acts 19:17 “And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks.  And fear fell upon them all.  And the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled.” The path of Geneva to the Reformation was a long and bumpy […]

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May 20

May 20

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May 20 – 1549 = Consensus Tigurinus formed after face-to-face meeting between Bullinger, Calvin, and Farel 1 Corinthians 11:26 “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” The Lord’s Supper had been a source of division in the Reformation.  Luther refused to agree […]

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May 19

May 19

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May 19 – 1837 = Baptism of two Jews under Rev. Ferdinand Becker Romans 11:11 “So I ask did they stumble in order that they might fall?  By no means!  Rather through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous.” Ferdinand Becker was a missionary with a heart to […]

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May 18

May 18

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May 18 – 1558 = Confession of the Italian Church in Geneva John 14:10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?  The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.” […]

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May 17

May 17

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May 17 – 1575 = Matthew Parker dies. Titus 1:7, “For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach.  He must not be arrogant, or quick tempered, nor a drunkard or violent, or greedy for gain.” On May 17, 1575 Matthew Parker died.  Parker was formative in the founding of the Anglican Church.  He […]

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May 16

May 16

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May 16 – 1861 = Gardner Spring Resolutions introduced in the Presbyterian General Assembly. Acts 10:15 “A voice came to him again a second time saying, ‘What God has made clean do not call common’.” The church is supposed to be one that is not tied down to geographical boundaries.  It is not supposed to […]

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May 15

May 15

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May 15 – 1649 = Peace of Westphalia recognizes Reformed Religion in Germany Philemon 8-9a “Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love’s sake I appeal to you” The Thirty Years’ War was devastating for all of Europe.  It began as a religious war […]

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