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Archive for January 29th, 2015

“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,

“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

John 1.29

> One of John the Baptist’s best statements <

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“The Christ of prophecy

became the Jesus of History, and

will become the Lord of Glory.”

– Delbert Rose, PhD, 9/15/88 (at Wesley Biblical Seminary)

 

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A piano (& a person) in a cold church will tend to loose its pitch. 

You do not tune a piano (or a person) by loosening its strings but

rather by tightening them, albeit only a bit.  

– eab, 4/17/10

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The insects left their eggs on the leaf,

Left them in adolescent relief,

To see the “world at large.”

(“At large” was an acre, if that.)

They danced in the sun, in their own little mist,

Danced to their heart’s delight,

‘Til one little chap heard a sound and hissed

“Death is coming – and it’s coming tonight.”

– eab, Jan. ’01

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ON THIS DATE

This date 1/29 has two black spots in France.  1/29/1535 the French royal family, church officials, and other dignitaries joined a torch-lit procession through Paris to “purge” it from “Protestant defilement” – 6 Protestants were hung from ropes and roasted.                         

On the same date in 1685, The Edict of Nantes was revoked by King Louis XIV.  Protestant ministers were given 2 weeks to turn Catholic or leave France while Huguenot (Protestant) non-ministers were forbidden to leave.  They left.  Some 400,000 fled to England, Prussia, Netherlands, Switzerland, and even South Africa. This exodus severely damaged France as it lost some of its most skilled workers and it awakened France’s neighboring countries to what Louie the 14th was really like.                                                        

Americans – never take our religious freedom (though limited) for granted.

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