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October 9, 1958 Rev. George Bennard passes away Toward the end of the twentieth century, song leaders, when soliciting requests for favorite songs from the congregation, would often receive at least one request for “The Old Rugged Cross.” Written by George Bennard in 1913, this gospel hymn has proven to be a sentimental favorite of Christians and unsaved alike. Like many other songs of this era (and genre), The Old Rugged Cross is replete with both the Christian truth found in the pages of God’s Word, as well as the Christian experience it should produce. May God exercise His mercy...Read more... Read more... -->
April 24, 1791 Benjamin Harrison V passed away Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter and merchant from Charles City County, Virginia, a revolutionary leader and a Founding Father of the United States. He received his higher education at the College of William and Mary. Harrison was a representative to the Virginia House of Burgesses for Surry County, Virginia (1756–1758, 1785-1786), and Charles City County (1766–1776, 1787-1790). He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and, during the Second Continental Congress, was a...Read more... Read more... -->
April 19, 1813 Death of Signer, Dr. Benjamin Rush Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental...Read more... Read more... -->
April 17, 1790 Death of Signer, Benjamin Franklin Without consideration being given to the person of Jesus Christ, it is fair to say that probably a greater man than Benjamin Franklin has never lived who has possessed greater analytical ability; often this trait has distinguished itself in true greatness by means of internal qualities rather than by means of brilliant external displays. In almost every particular characteristic of a man, Benjamin Franklin presented a model of excellence of the highest degree. Article Contents * Click headings to navigate; click headings to return. Early...Read more... Read more... -->
April 16, 2013 George Beverly Shea Passes Away Though known to millions, George Beverly Shea (February 1, 1909 – April 16, 2013) never forgot, nor was ashamed of his humble Christian upbringing. Years ago, our family began to observe the practice of reading a history of a hymn for family devotions. It was our custom to select a hymn story on Saturday evening, in part to prepare our hearts for the Lord’s Day. It was my desire to acquaint our children with the glorious heritage of the Christianity that began with the ancient Church and has continued for more than 2,000 years. The songs...Read more... Read more... -->