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Archive for January 31st, 2011

To be ignorant of Scripture (heathen) is Sad –

 

 

to ignore Scripture (hypocrite) is worse.     

   – 1/13/11

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I was once your age

On the ladder of life,

Climbing rung by happy rung,

Glimpsed what was the rage,

Sidestepped the strife,

Sang what was then sung.

 

Life has turned a page,

For me and my dear wife,

We are no longer “young,”

But we’re enjoying this stage

With its blessing so rife.

 

Blessing o’er head are hung.

Enjoy living, youth or sage.

Love each stage of your life!

Love the years you’re among.

                – eab, 1/3/08

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 Simons Menno died on this date 1/31/1561, at Wustenfeld, Holstein, Netherlands.  He authored Foundations of Christian Doctrine (1539).  Menno was born 1496(?) at Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands      

A couple quotes are:

“The regenerated do not go to war, nor engage in strife. They are the children of peace who have beaten their swords into…”

“I examined the scriptures diligently,” Menno wrote in his autobiographical Departure from the Papacy, “and pondered them earnestly, but could find no report of infant baptism.”

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