Archive for January, 2016

January 31

January 31

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January 31 – 1689 = Waloons hold first service in Magdeburg. 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 Wallons were a group of persecuted Reformed believers hailing from Wallonia in Belgium, but they speak French.  They […]

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January 30

January 30

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January 30 – 1912 birth of Francis Schaeffer, 1 Chronicles 12:32 “Of Issachar, who had men understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs and all under their command.” On this day Francis Schaeffer was born to Franz and Bessie Schaeffer.  Francis would grow up to shape the lives of […]

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January 29

January 29

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January 29 – 1619 = Alting makes address on reprobation at Dordt Exodus 33:19 “And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you ‘The LORD’.  And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and will show mercy on whom I show mercy.” Henry Alting […]

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January 28

January 28

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January 28 -1521 = Diet of Worms begins On this date the Diet of Worms began.  While Luther was not Reformed, he was Protestant.  His bold stand has to be noted.  Church history up to this point had many examples of men who had gone to meetings such as this diet with the church leaders […]

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January 27

January 27

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January 27 – 1559 = Queen Elizabeth made queen by parliament. 1 Corinthians 1:19 “For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Parliament met on January 27, 1559, to declare Elizabeth the undoubted Queen of England.  They would then, according to the […]

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January 26

January 26

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January 26 -1564 = Council of Trent ratified by Pope Pius IV and all “unauthorized interpretation” of the Bible is forbidden in the bull Benedictus Deus Acts 17:11 “Now these Jews were more noble than those at Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were […]

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January 25

January 25

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25 – 1655 = Gastaldo orders the Waldenses to leave their houses within three days Matthew 24:20 “Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.” Gastaldo, governor of the French mountain district covering Lucerna, Fenile, La Torre, and other such places, issued an order in 1655 designed to make the […]

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January 24

January 24

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January 24 – 1563 = Letter from Calvin to Renee of Ferrara. Proverbs 3:34 “Toward the scorners he is scornful; but toward the humble he gives favor.” Renee of Ferrara was another of the many female protectors of the Reformed faith.  Renee of Ferrara was the Dutchess of Ferrara, and powerful figure in the Dutchy […]

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January 23

January 23

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January 23 – 1570 = James Stewart Earl of Moray, a Presbyterian who was serving as James VI regent, was shot and killed by a supporter of Mary Queen of Scots. John 15:18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.” The first recorded assassination by gunshot happened […]

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January 22

January 22

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January 22 – 1973 = Roe v Wade January 22, 1973.  This is the day in which the Supreme Court of the United States passed its infamous decision making abortion legal all across the country.  The court ruled that it was now legal for people to kill children in the womb.  And on account of […]

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