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10 – Jan. 10 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

Judson May we be as faithful as these Baptists On Jan. 10, 1887, the Baptists of Burma sent a reply to the Anglican Bishop of Rangoon, Burma, and the British and American Bible Societies request made in 1886 to reprint Judson’s Burmese translation but with one change – replacing “immerse” with the transliteration “baptize.”  Judson’s reply to an earlier request…

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19 – January 19 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

Baptists the Authors of Liberty 1776 – The Virginia Statue of Religious Liberty was passed. The struggle was so intense that it took ten years of lobbying and petitioning the legislature (the Baptists had three representing them at one time). Thomas Jefferson stated that it was the most fiercely contested piece of legislation of his entire political career. There was…

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18 – January 18 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

The well from which Williams drank 1641 – Samuel Howe died after being imprisoned and bitterly persecuted. No doubt Howe is from where Roger Williams lit his torch of “soul liberty”. Howe pastored the church in “Deadmans Place London for seven years and made no small stir in the religious circle of his day. His followers admitted that “they owned…

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Dan Scalf Team Detained in Patras

PLEASE REPOST….Last night coming back from Patras, Greece, our team was stopped by Police in Swat, and falsely accused of running a smuggling ring. They told the team it was illegal to feed refugees. Among those detained were citizens of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, and the USA.  They are part of a team from AVG a large German Christian…

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292 – Oct. 19 – This Day in Baptist History Past

 Venice Coat of Arms The martyrs of Italy 1562 – Giulio Guirlanda was the first person who was put to death for Christ in the City of Venice, Italy, though several had suffered martyrdom in the territories of that Republic. He sank into the deep waters, calling upon the Lord Jesus in the fortieth year of his age. The next…

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272 – Sept. 29, 1512 – This Day in Baptist History Past

The Donatists Repudiated this Falsity Balthasar Hubmaier received the doctorate of theology from the University of Ingolstadt in Germany and entered the Roman Catholic ministry. Through his studies he became disillusioned with what he had been taught and by 1523 was in contact with the Protestant reformer, Zwingli and he was transformed by the grace of God. His outspoken ways…

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253 – Sept. 10 -This Day in Baptist History Past

He refused the “Test Oath” 1866 – Rev. B.F. Kenny, a respected Baptist minister, of Daviess County in Missouri, was arrested on three indictments found against him by a grand jury for the crime of preaching the gospel without taking the ‘Test Oath’. The State Convention had inserted this oath into the new constitution on Jan. 6, 1865, at the…

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248 – Sept. 05 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Set Free Forever More 1651 – John Spur and John Hazel, both elderly men, were hauled into court in Salem, Mass. for the horrible “crime” of offering sympathy to Obadiah Holmes, at the time of his brutal beating by the authorities, for preaching without a license from the Congregational Church. Neither men were convinced Baptists as yet, but Spur had…

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General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned – Seven Countries In Five Years

Freedom’s Phoenix – Headline News for Thursday, August 29, 2013 pm General Wesley Clark: Because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who…

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Christians Cave to a Confused, Corrupt Culture! Don Boys, Ph.D.

Christians Cave to a Confused, Corrupt Culture! The early Christian churches captured and transformed the Roman Empire with the Gospel! Famous historian Will Durant wrote, “Caesar and Christ had met in the arena and Christ had won.” That would not be an accurate statement of contemporary Christianity in view of the major mischief of the U.S. Supreme Court recently, the…

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