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George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross
April Articles, Christian Biography, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Denominations & Sects of the Church, March Articles, Methodist churches
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... -->
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
106 0 0 0 0 0 2Total108 1776 – 1784 Congress issues sixteen spiritual proclamations From 1776 to 1784 (during the years of the American Revolution), the Congresses 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 by...Read more... Read more... -->
How One Father’s Loss Helps Explain An Other’s
April Articles, Christian Calendar (Holidays), March Articles
During the Roaring Twenties, John Griffith and his family lived in Oklahoma. When only in their early twenties, John and his wife were blessed with the presence of a beautiful blue-eyed baby boy, and together, the young family gazed into the future with high hopes and great anticipation. John loved the thought of traveling with his family to far away places—places whose names he could hardly pronounce. But, his dreams of a life of travel and adventure met with disappointing reality when the stock market crashed in 1929. Like the American economy of the 1930s, his dreams were also shattered,...Read more... Read more... -->
Atonement: Suffering in the Place of Another
April Articles, Christian Beliefs, Christian Calendar (Holidays), December Articles, Jesus Christ, March Articles, Salvation & Grace, Schedule Post
The doctrine of one suffering in the place of another for the forgiveness of sin (vicarious atonement) is one, generally speaking, that has been dismissed from the mind of the American Christian and remains a matter of ridicule for the secularist. Throughout the twentieth century, a sustained attack was waged against the teaching of the Bible concerning the doctrine of how one is permitted into a right relationship with God—known as the doctrine of atonement. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, there exists little appetite for Christian doctrine, even in those churches where it was...Read more... Read more... -->
Congress and Chaplains
March Articles, Prayer, Projects
This post is part 3 of the series:Our Projects $TBA Coming Soon... From the very beginning of America’s national life, the Christian Faith and Her ministers have been constituent elements—and what may be affirmed with regard to America’s national life may also be asserted concerning Her colonial life. The earliest charters granting English settlement in the New World advocated the Christian Faith, and the first constitutions of the thirteen colonies did the same. When America’s Founding Fathers convened the First Continental Congress in 1774, it was determined they would...Read more... Read more... -->