Archive for January 15th, 2015

“John [ John the Baptist] bare witness of Him, and cried, saying,

‘This was He of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me:

for He was before me.’”

– John 1.15

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“The devil has no roads;

he always travels God’s roads and corrupts them.”

– S D Herron, 3/24/91

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There are unholy people (members) in holiness churches.

There are (sadly) unholy preachers in holiness churches.

but – hear it – there are NO unholy souls in heaven.  None!

– eab, 12/19/11

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Gray Sea

The great, gray sea churns and froths at me,

And all I see from shore,

Is the same as before.

Of ships it is bare,

No bobbing lights there.

The great, gray sea.

– eab, Jan. ’68

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Robert Grant, Sir, was born 1/15/1779 (‘80?) in India, son of an East India Company director.  His family returned to England and he was Cambridge educated.  He entered law practice and soon became a Member of Parliament.  Through his persistent efforts a bill was eventually passed emancipating England’s Jews; he fought for other minority groups as well.  Robert was also a avid supporter of world missions and he influenced evangelicals in the Church of England.  He died 7/9/1838.

Robert married Margaret Davidson (yr. unknown) – they were blessed with two sons and two daughters.  He accepted a high position in the East India company.  Then in 1834 Grant became governor of Bombay and the same year was knighted.  He wrote a dozen hymns; here is stanza one of his best known.

“O Worship the King all glorious above! O gratefully sing his power and his love,

Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of days, Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.”

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