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Union Institute on this date, 11/21/1852 was chartered as a Christian training school by Methodist Church in Randolph County, North Carolina.   The school was renamed Trinity College in 1859.  It was not doubt a good move to drop “union” in light of the pending strife closely related to that word.  It was a wonderful move to honor the wonderful Trinity with this new name.  In 1892 the college campus was moved to Durham, North Carolina.  

But listen to this.  A tobacco magnate named James B. Duke decided to give Trinity College a gift in 1924.  It was a huge gift, reported to be a $40 million endowment.  For money (it seems – God knows the hearts of the men) the great name Trinity was dropped.  Want to know what took its place?  Try Duke.  Oh, the power of money – even on a Christian college.  Trinity College became Duke University.

 

Info Source - William D Blake. Almanac of the Christian Church. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.  
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Unto the hills around do I lift up my longing eyes
O whence for me shall my salvation come, from whence arise?
From God, the Lord, doth come my certain aid,
From God, the Lord, who heaven and earth hath made.

 

He will not suffer that thy foot be moved: safe shalt thou be.
No careless slumber shall His eyelids close, who keepeth thee.
Behold, He sleepeth not, He slumbereth ne’er,
Who keepeth Israel in His holy care.

 

Jehovah is Himself thy Keeper true, thy changeless Shade;
Jehovah thy Defense on thy right hand Himself hath made.
And thee no sun by day shall ever smite;
No moon shall harm thee in the silent night.

 

From every evil shall He keep thy soul, from every sin;
Jehovah shall preserve thy going out, thy coming in.
Above thee watching, He Whom we adore
Shall keep thee henceforth, yea, forevermore.

 

John George Douglas Sutherland Campbell died this date (5/2/1914) at East Cowes, Isle of Wight.  John was Ninth Duke of Argyll and Marquess [mär’ kwis] of Lorne, attended Eton St. Andrews and Trinity College, Cambridge.  In 1871 he married Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria of Britain.  Campbell was a Member of Parliament, Governor General of Canada (1878-1883), and Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle.  In 1882 he founded the Royal Society of Canada to promote the arts and sciences.  John wrote: The Book of Psalms, Li­ter­al­ly Ren­dered in Verse and Canadian Life and Scenery.  He was born 8/6/1845 in Westminster, Middlesex, England.

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Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Toplady though English, attended Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.  He was ordained in the Church of England in 1762 but left it in 1775 to pastor a Calvinist church.  He was converted (at 15) through a Methodist outreach.  It is no secret that he later openly opposed to teachings of John Wesley but note the cry in the 1st stanza for the “double cure” and for purety.

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