I taught world religions for a number of years. I learned that even though many people never got the chance to hear the gospel, they still lived impressively moral lives. What happens to them at judgment?
From her coronation on 15 Jan 1559 to her death on 24 Mar 1603, she ruled for forty-four years. This post skims the surface of the main personal events and lifestyle preferences in those years. Her motto was semper eadem or “Always one and the same.” Did she live up to it?
Dateline: Philadelphia 7 Aug 1700. William Penn himself is back in Philadelphia. Women and children and Indians were scared of war if ships kept firing their guns to celebrate or announce the arrival or departure.
Under her reign, Spain launched five armadas against England. Sir Walter Raleigh sponsored the English colony of Roanoke, North Carolina, by 1585, but it did not last long. Sir Francis Drake was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. And of course Shakespeare wrote many of his plays. Virginia was named after her, since she never married.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1 July 1700, Monday. This has to be the shortest historical post at this website, but it is still interesting to see how people lived back then.
Did Elizabeth have to sign Mary’s execution warrant? A tense time with Catholics hatching assassination plots against Elizabeth. A brief biography of Mary.
Dateline: Philadelphia: 1684, the Quakers recognize how beneficial public education is. Or was it private education?
Dateline: 12 Feb 1698: They actually enacted laws to set up the public school of Philadelphia, with money. Girls could attend, and poor children could go for gratis.They had this idea back in 1684.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes and tsunamis—natural disasters slam humankind every year. Did God do that? What does the Bible say? Two different covenants make all the difference—a progressive revelation.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 10 Feb 1698. Or at least that’s what a letter from England claimed. How would the Philadelphia Council reply?