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The Christian Origin of the Red Cross

Biography, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Ethics, Christian Living, Christian Social Influence, Christian Witness, June Articles, May Articles

ListenJune 24, 1859 Battle of Solferino, Italy Like so many institutions, organizations, and benevolent agencies, the Red Cross had its origin in the Christian Faith. As noted below in the brief thumbnail sketch, the Christian faith of banker and businessman, Henry Dunant, was the impetus behind the compassion that has been and continues to be extended to millions around the world. The warm Christian hearts of his parents touched their own community but flowed more intensely through their son to a deeply troubled and hurting world.Red CrossChristian Origin of the Red Cross Article...Read more... Read more... -->

John William Fletcher on Prayer

June Articles, Methodist churches, Prayer

Listen John Fletcher One of the most remarkable ministers in English history, and in all the history of the Christian Church, was an Anglican priest by the name of John William Fletcher (1729-1785), "First Theologian of Methodism." Fletcher was a close companion with John and Charles Wesley and had been hand picked by Wesley to succeed himself as leader of British Methodism, but Fletcher died before John Wesley.The following excerpt is taken from an unpublished work titled, "John William Fletcher, Vicar Of Madeley: A Pastoral Theology." The priesthood of all believers encompasses the vital...Read more... Read more... -->

When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God

August Articles, December Articles, June Articles, March Articles, November Articles, October Articles, Post Series

Listen 106 1 1 0 0 4 14Total126 1776 – 1784 Congress issues sixteen spiritual proclamations From 1776 to 1784 (during the years of the American Revolution), the Congresses[1] of the United States issued sixteen separate spiritual proclamations, calling Americans to humble themselves, fast, pray, and give thanks to God. Few realize that during the American War of Independence, Congress issued spiritual proclamations to the thirteen states in which they asked citizens to seek the Lord in one of the darkest moments of the nation's history. Having been told for decades that America was birthed...Read more... Read more... -->

Thomas Jefferson

American History, June Articles, Thomas Jefferson

Listen July 4, 1826 Death of Signer, Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). For more information on Jefferson... The truth about the Founders and Christianity:  America’s Founding Fathers and the Bible Thanksgiving and Prayer Proclamation In...Read more... Read more... -->

Remembering the Apostle Paul

Apostles, June Articles

ListenThis post is part 4 of the series:The Apostles of Jesus ChristJune 29 Memorial for the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul The Apostle Paul was a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, born at Tarsus in Cilicia. He was initially a great enemy to, and persecutor of the early Christians; but after his miraculous conversion, he became a strenuous supporter of Christianity. At Iconium, Paul and Barnabas were near being stoned to death by the enraged Jews; taking the opportunity they fled to Lyconia. At Lystra, Paul was stoned, dragged out of the city, and left for dead. He, however, revived, and...Read more... Read more... -->

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"I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance equal in power and glory. That the scriptures of the old and new testaments are a revelation from God, and a complete rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. "
– Roger Sherman
Boutell, Life of Roger Sherman, 272
Sherman was the only person to sign all four founding documents
"I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament. "
– Dr. Benjamin Rush
Letters of Benjamin Rush, 1:475
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