Posts Tagged ‘founded’

“Christ is the only right Heir of the Crown of England”


His last words were “welcome joy!”


John Eliot a Puritanmissionary” to the American Indians on this date,8/22/1670, founded a church for Indians atMartha’s Vineyard,Massachusetts, and became known as “the Indian apostle.”


Earlier he had published The Christian Commonwealth: or, The Civil Policy Of The Rising Kingdom of Jesus Christ.   This was the first book on politics penned by an American.  It also became the first book an American government had banned.


Eliot was born in 1604 at Widford, Hertfordshire, England, attended Jesus College, Cambridge, became assistant to Thomas Hooker at a school in Little Baddow, Essex.  Eliot emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving 11/3/1631.  He died 5/21/1690.

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The British and Foreign Bible Society, on this date,

 3/4/1804 was founded.   

It was interdenominational.  Its purpose?

“promote the circulation of the Holy Scriptures,

without note or comment, both at home and in

foreign lands.” 

The “without note” is a refection of the wishes

 of King James when he authorized the Bible that

commoly carries his name. 

The above was organized in London, England.

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F          Founded



A         And



M         Maintained



I           In



L          Loving



Y         Yokes  


 – eab, 7/84

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…The Nazarene…taught that the law of greatness was service, and the world looked and has seen that is true.  That a man is great because of birth or inheritance, or becasue he exercises power, is but a surface thought.

– P. F. Bresee, Sermons from Matthew’s Gospel(Kansas City: Nazarene Publishing House, nd), 70.    


Bresee died this date in 1915.  He founded the Church of the Nazarene.  E. A. Girvin wrote his biography, Phineas F. Bresee A Prince in Israel, Kansas City: Nazarene Publishing House, 1916.

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