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Consider time and eternity (1801)

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil&...



Death of Ignatius, patriarch of Constantinople. He had held the position twice during a period of turmoil over icons. (He endorsed icons.)

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


The University of Heidelberg is founded in Germany with approval of Pope Urban VI as a college of the Cistercian order.

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In retaliation for numerous abuses by Protestant overlords, Irish Catholics massacre some English Protestant settlers. The result is a bitter war in which both sides will commit atrocities. The hatreds developed will smolder for centuries.

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Judge George Jeffreys has the Anabaptist Elizabeth of Gaunt burned to death for sheltering a man involved in the Rye House Plot (an attempt to kill the king of England).

Authority for the date: Armitage, Thomas. A History of the Baptists. New York: Bryan, Taylor and Co., 1893.


Henry Martyn, later to become a remarkable missionary, is ordained and given charge of a church at Lolworth, Cambridgeshire, England.

Authority for the date: Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals.


Hiram Bingham, Asa Thurston, and other missionaries sail for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) to undertake what will be a successful evangelistic work.

Authority for the date: Loomis, Albertine. Grapes of Canaan. Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, 1966.


Death at age thirty-three of Pliny Fisk, missionary pioneer in Syria. He had just begun a regular Arabic Sunday service, and had nearly completed an English-Arabic dictionary.

Authority for the date: Jessup, Henry. Fifty-Three Years in Syria.


José Manoel de Conceição, a Roman Catholic priest, converts to Protestant Christianity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under the instruction of Presbyterian missionaries Ashbel Green Simonton and becomes Brazil’s leading evangelist, founding many locally-operated churches.

Authority for the date: William R. Read, New Patterns of Church Grow


Under the influence of his mother, Chinese leader Chiang Kai Shek converts to Christianity.

Authority for the date: Clifton, Daniel, ed. Chronicle of the Twentieth Century. Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 1995.


Bishop Manuel Larrain of Chile addresses Vatican II with a call for every member of the church to be a witness to the gospel, and for the church to help the poor.

Authority for the date: A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America


Death in Sri Lanka of Lakdasa de Mel, the first indigenous bishop of the Anglican Church in Sri Lanka (Ceylon).

Authority for the date: Betz, Hans Dieter, et al. Religion Past and Present.


Poisoned in his mind by slander, Urbano Gomez attends a Protestant church with his wife in Peru. Unknown to her he has a pistol and knife hidden in his saddlebag, intending to kill the pastor if he shows any sign of inappropriate behavior. He finds that all is decently done and is drawn to give his heart to Christ during the altar call. He will become an evangelist and teacher with Heart Cry mission. 

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