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It Happened Today: General Andrew Stratelates Martyred (305)

Why did these heroic soldiers die unresisting?

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Joy and Strength for the Pilgrim's Day

Devotional (2016 church year): Be dependable (1901)

It is required of stewards that they be found faithful   —1 Corinthians 4:2...

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Death of Arthur Samuel Peake, English Bible scholar, who had been the first Rylands professor of biblical exegesis at Manchester University and the first dean of its theological faculty. Authority for the date: International Dictionary of Intellectual Historians.

W. J. David leads a revival program in Lagos, Nigeria, that runs until October 7, 1883. In it Adeline Adeotan Sikuade Agbebi and her husband Vincent David Omojola will be converted. Vincent will become a pastor and Adeline will become an educator and a founder the Women Missionary Union of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, serving as its first head.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

Death of Gotthold Heinrich Loeber, Lutheran pioneer, who helped form the Missouri Synod. Authority for the date:

One thousand delegates from fifty different evangelical sects throughout the world meet in London. Among the questions that this Evangelical Alliance takes up are whether or not fellowship should be held with slaveholders. Americans insist that it should, and their views prevail.

Authority for the date:

Chesnutt, Charles Waddell. Frederick Douglass.

Death of Blaise Pascal, French scientist and Christian apologist, famous for his apologetics and his argument that it makes more sense to wager on the existence of God than against him. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

Martyrdom of Thomas Bilney, who is burned at the stake for holding mildly Protestant views. He dies exclaiming “Jesus,” and “I believe!”

Authority for the date:

Encyclopedia Americana.