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Jym Shorts - June 30, 2016

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Englishmen learn Christ's law best in English. Moses heard God's law in his own tongue; so did Christ's apostles. -John Wycliffe In the year 1428, forty-four years after the death of John Wycliffe, his bones were dug up, ground into ashes, and thrown unceremoniously into the river Swift. Such...

Jym Shorts - June 23, 2016

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Those who maintain 'There was a time when the Son was not' rob God of his Word, like plunderers. -Athanasius The third and fourth centuries in church history are occasionally referred to as "The Jesus Wars." It was then that great theological battles were fought over the nature of the second...

Jym Shorts - June 16, 2016

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I feel inadequate to do this task with justice, as the first to venture on such an undertaking, a traveler on a lonely and untrodden path. -Eusebius of Caesarea Much of what we know today about the history of the early church is owed to the tireless work of what might have been an unknown...

Jym Shorts - June 9, 2016

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“Eighty and six years I have been his servant, and he has done me no wrong. How then can I blaspheme my king who saved me?” -Polycarp of Smyrna Sometime during the middle part of the 2nd century A.D. (possibly the year 156 according to some historical accounts), an old man stood...

Jym Shorts - June 2, 2016

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I want all men to know that I die for God of my own freewill…Let me be given to the wild beasts, for through them I can attain to God. –Ignatius of Antioch I continue my summer series on the heroes of the faith with one of the early Apostolic Fathers – Ignatius of Antioch...