Archive for May, 2016

May 31

May 31

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May 31 – 1567 = Guido de Bres dies by execution for preaching the gospel. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 “For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” Guido de Bres is best known for writing the Belgic Confession of Faith.  […]

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May 30

May 30

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May 30 – 1746 = Birth of John Henry Livingston who would reunite the Great Awakening Factions in the Dutch Reformed Church. Psalm 133:1 “Behold, how good how pleasant when brothers dwell in unity.” May 30, 1746, John Henry Livingston was born in New York.  Livingston was raised in the Dutch Reformed Church of America.  […]

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May 29

May 29

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May 29 – 1630 = Theodore Agrippa D’Aubigne dies Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the LORD has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Theodore Agrippa d’Aubigne died peacefully in his bed in Geneva, May 29, 1630.  Theodore was a Huguenot from France, and a very influential writer.  He had been […]

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May 28

May 28

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May 28 – 1549 = Oxford Disputation begins with Peter Martyr Vermigli Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” The Oxford Disputation on the nature of the […]

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May 27

May 27

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May 27 – 1664 = Increase Mather is installed as pastor of Boston’s Second Church. Jeremiah 7:2 “Stand in the gate of the LORD’s house and proclaim there this word and say, Hear the word of the LORD all you men of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD.” Increase Mather was installed […]

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May 26

May 26

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May 26 –  1574 = Siege of Leyden Isaiah 5:1 “Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard.  My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.” On May 26, 1574, the Siege of Leyden began.  The Spanish were trying to put down the rebellion of the Dutch, who were […]

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May 25

May 25

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May 25 – 1559 = First National Synod of France meets. Ephesians 4:11 “And he gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.” It was a monumental moment when the First National Synod of France met on May 25, 1559.  The Reformed of […]

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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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