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Archive for October 29th, 2014

Fletcher Quote

…what is holiness but the reverse of sin?

– Works, vol II, p503

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What is to be gained if a speaker’s life (or wife) do not reflect the values of the institution? Worldly Prestige.    

What is to be lost if a speaker’s life (or wife) do not reflect the values of the institution?

Insiders/outsiders SEE that the Worldly Prestige was of more “value” than the supposed values of said institution. 

– eab, 10/27/14

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Thank you Lord, for who You are in the present,

Thank you for who You’ve been in the past,

Thank God for the coming of the future,

You will then be the everlasting Last!

– eab, 10/29/06

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ON THIS DATE

George Abbot was born 10/29/1562.  He was the second of eight scholars at Oxford chosen by King James I to translate the famous Authorized Version (aka KJV).  He worked on the Gospels, Acts, and Revelation.  Later he was appointed Bishop of London, then Archbishop of Canterbury. 

As archbishop, he opposed the King on several occasions, including the Book of Sports (1618) by which King James promoted recreations on Sunday.  He was a Calvinist in theology and supported the simplicity of worship promoted by the Puritans.

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