Archive for October, 2016

October 31

October 31

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October 31 – 1517 = Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door at Wittenburg Luke 23:43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Martin Luther was a monk of the Augustinian Order and had earned a doctorate degree.  He was high ranking in […]

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October 30

October 30

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October 30 – 1553 = Jacob Strum dies. Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Jacob Strum was the politician of the Reformation.  He was from a wealthy family in Strassborg, and originally was going […]

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October 29

October 29

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October 29 – 1685 = Elector Frederick William of Brandenburg invites the fleeing Huguenots to come to Brandenburg for religious freedom Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Elector Frederick William of Brandenburg knew the crisis the French Reformed, the Huguenots, were in and acted quickly.  Only seven days after […]

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October 28

October 28

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October 28 – 1646 = John Eliot preaches to the Native Americans in their own language. Acts 2:8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? John Eliot was an American Puritan missionary.  He had a heart to bring the gospel to the Native Americans.  Eliot knew that to […]

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October 27

October 27

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October 27 – 1553 = Michael Servetus dies by burning a heretic Revelation 20:15 “And anyone whose name is not found written in the book of life, he is thrown into the lake of fire.” Michael Servetus is one of the most famous heretics of all time.  He is famous because on October 27, 1553, he […]

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October 26

October 26

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October 26 – 1751 = Death of Philip Doddridge Mark 10:16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. On October 26, 1751 Philip Doddridge died.  Doddridge was a non-conformist minister in England rejecting the Anglican church in favor of independent churches.  In addition to pastoring, he often lectured […]

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October 25

October 25

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October  25 – 1555 = Olympia Morata dies at the age of 29 in an outbreak of the plague 2 Timothy 2:10 “but with what is proper for women who profess godliness with good works.” Olympia Morata was renowned while she lived.  She was a marvel to many as a highly educated woman.  She was […]

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October 24

October 24

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October 24 – 1668 – Appeal of Classis of Bentheim to Elector of Brandenburg for protection from their apostate Count “Lord, save us, we perish” Revelation 12:15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. Countess Gertrude of Bentheim is a tragic figure […]

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October 23

October 23

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October 23 – 1530 = idolatry overthrown by citizen in Neuchatel 2 Kings 18:4 “He removed the high places, broke down the pillars and cut down the Asherah.  And he broke into pieces the bronze serpent Moses had made, for until those days the people had made offerings to it (it was called Nehushtan).” Guillermo Farel […]

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October 22

October 22

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October 22- 1685 = Edict of Nantes revoked Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” The Edict of Nantes had been passed in 1598 and promised freedom for the Reformed believers, called Huguenots, in France.  […]

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