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Quote of the day

“The doctrine of particular redemption by Christ, is free from any imputation of libertinism. It is indeed a redemption from the bondage, curse, and co...”

Gill, John. “The Doctrine of Grace Cleared from the Charge of Licentiousness; A Sermon, Preached at a Wednesday’s Evening Lecture  in Great-Eastcheap, December 28, 1737.”


Christ will not desert us

For he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”—Hebrews 13:5 (ESV). Several times in the Scr...



Although incomplete, Westminster Abbey is consecrated. King Edward the Confessor is erecting it as his burial church. He dies a week after its consecration.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Educator, Bible translator, and church reformer John Wycliffe suffers a paralyzing stroke while saying mass. He will die three days later.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Death in Lyon, France, of Francis of Sales, Bishop of Geneva and author of the popular books Introduction to the Devout Life and Treatise on the Love of God.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Aaron, son of an observant Hindu, Sokanada Pillai, is ordained in Tranquebar as India’s first Protestant minister. He will be a great asset for the Lutheran mission because he will be able to travel where Western missionaries are forbidden to go.

Authority for the date: Satthianadhan and Murdoch, Sketches of India


Diogo is ordained to the Lutheran priesthood in Tranquebar. He will convert many Portuguese from Roman Catholicism to Protestantism.

Authority for the date: Oriental Christian Biography.


Baptism of Krishna Pal, following his conversion from Hinduism to Christianity under the teaching of William Carey and his co-workers. He will preach the gospel to fellow Indians.

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Members of the Methodist North Carolina Conference secure a charter from the state legislature for Greensboro Female College.

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Jacob DeShazzar, one of America’s Doolittle Raiders, returns to Japan to evangelize the country he bombed during the recently ended Second World War.

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