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On this date, April 13, 1908, The New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church voted to remove its ban on dancing, card-playing, and theater-going.  With due respect to the many great, past Methodists and a few present ones, this church has not been the same since. 

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“…I have been among Episcopalians, Congregationalists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists and members of many other denominations, and I have found that no amount of baptismal water can keep the devil out of the hearts and lives of Christians.”

  

                – Jonathan Goforth, By My Spirit, (Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, Inc), 119.

 

Goforth (went to China), probably the greatest Canadian missionary, died this date 10/8/1936.

(underline mine) [Goforth is not saying devil has to stay but water will not keep him out.]

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