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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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212 – July 31 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Failing to baptize infants was worthy of death Dr. John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes, and a Baptist laymen, John Crandall, had walked eighty miles to a blind friend’s home in Lynn, Massachusetts for worship services. Little did they know that they were being closely watched by the authorities. In the midst of their worship in the Witter home, a marshal and…

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43 – Feb. 12 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

  “Be faithful unto death!”     On this day, and just six days short or her twenty-fourth birthday, Luba Skvortsova was arrested when the Russian police raided the home where the celebration was taking place.  When the day of her trial finally came about she could see her parents and a multitude of her friends at the court building. …

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33 – Feb. 02 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

They were given four days to prepare for trial  The trial of Veniamin Markevich, the pastor of the independent Baptist church in Ordzhonikidze, Russia took began Jan. 24, 1983 and ended on Feb. 2nd.  The other two pastors on trial with him were Veniamin Chistyakov, and Vasily Mikhin.  They were given four days to prepare for trial.  The testimony of…

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