Archive for July, 2016

July 31

July 31

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July 31 – 1833 = Kohlbrugge is converted (a second time?) with an understanding of Romans 7:14. Romans 7:14 “For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin” Hermann Kohlbrugge was a pastor in the Reformed church.  He was Dutch, but spent most of his life pastoring […]

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July 30

July 30

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July 30 – 1522 = Zwingli letter to Rheanus against Invocation of Saints Mark 2:10 “’But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins ‘ he said to the paralytic.” One of the major debates of the Reformation that we sometimes overlook is the debate over the […]

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July 29

July 29

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July 29 – 1921 = death of Herman Bavinck Acts 7:59 “And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, ‘Lord Jesus receive my spirit’.” Herman Bavinck was a Dutch Reformed thinker, teacher, and writer.  He was part of the secession of Calvinist men from the liberal leaning church in the Netherlands, and he taught […]

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July 28

July 28

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July 28 – 1590 = birth of John Crocius Romans 16:9 “Greet Urbanus our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.” John Crocius was born on July 28, 1590.  He was the son of Paul Crocius a reformed believer and author.  John was a gifted thinker and preacher.  He was a court preacher by […]

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July 27

July 27

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July 27 -1681 = Donald Cargill is hanged for his Covenanter faith in Edinbourgh. Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Donald Cargill was a Scottish Covenanter.  The Covenanter’s had promised to defend the Presbyterian church even if it meant rebellion.  Cargill was briefly arrested […]

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July 26

July 26

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July 26 -1581 = Northern Provinces of Netherlands sign the Act of Abjuration declaring their independence. 1 Samuel 8:6 “But the thing displeased Samuel when they asked ‘Give us a king to judge us.’ And Samuel prayed to the LORD.” The Act of Abjuration was signed in the Hague on July 26, 1581.  This document […]

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July 25

July 25

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July 25 – 1712 = Second Battle of Vilmergen.  Oppression leads to war, Protestants defeat the blessed bullets of Rome. Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” On July 25, 1712, the Protestant army of Bern won a battle against the […]

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July 24

July 24

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July 24 – 1550 = Dutch Stranger Church royal charter founded in London A’Lasco Exodus 6:4 “I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, wherein they sojourned.” During the Augsburg Interim many Reformed people were run off of the continent.  It was illegal to […]

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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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