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The Lutheran Reformation

Christian Calendar (Holidays), October Articles

October 31, 1517 Beginning of Protestant Reformation During the lives of the Apostles of Christ, the early Christian Church entertained principles and practices which compromised the truth of the Gospel. As the Church matured, it relied upon human efforts to secure salvation. Such good efforts began to supplant salvation by faith. In the early part of the sixteenth century, Martin Luther rediscovered what Scripture had taught all along—salvation in dependent upon a living faith. It is the sincere desire of the author that the following pages become a means of maintaining and perpetuating a...Read more... Read more... -->

Christianizing Halloween and Hallowmas

Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Ethics, Christian Living, October Articles

One of the great challenges presented to every generation of Christians is the Christianizing of their respective generations. Sinister forces are constantly at work, seeking to scar and mar the cultural advantages and progress that are the results of biblical Christianity. Supreme Court Justice, David Brewer, understood this fact when he penned his book, The United States a Christian Nation (see below), urging Americans to continue their Christian civilizing influence.[1] The Gospel calls every generation of Christians in every land to leaven and to enlighten—to further civilize the nations...Read more... Read more... -->

Remembering the Apostles Jude and Simon

Apostles, Bible, Christian Beliefs, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Living, October Articles

October 28 Apostles Jude and Simon the Zealot Remembered As the Apostles bore testimony to their faith in their Lord Jesus Christ through martyrdom, the Early Church began to observe days of remembrance for their ministries. Unfortunately, the Christian Church began to practice hagiolatry or the worship of the saints. Pagan ideas of prayer being offered to and for the dead began to be practiced among Christians. Though Christians should never pray or offer veneration and worship to anyone or anything other than God, there is an appropriate place in the life of the Christian Church to...Read more... Read more... -->

October 26, 1781 – Congress Thanks God for British Surrender

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, October Articles

This post is part 13 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God Welcome, and thank you for choosing to listen.  Christian Heritage Fellowship is a listener supported organization, dedicated to reclaiming America's Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Our organization remains committed to this purpose through the faithful giving of our friends and ministry family.  If you can help us financially, we would sincerely appreciate it. A podcast of this article may be downloaded by selecting the download...Read more... Read more... -->

William Paca

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, October Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

October 23, 1799 Death of Signer, William Paca William Paca (October 31, 1740 – October 23, 1799) was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland, and later Governor of Maryland and a United States federal...Read more... Read more... -->

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"This Congress, therefore, considering the present critical, alarming and calamitous state of these colonies, do earnestly recommend that Thursday, the 20th day of July next, be observed, by the inhabitants of all the English colonies on this continent, as a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 2:87-88.
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