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July 3 in Christian History

Jul 03, 2011 06:02 AM EDT

1756 - English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'One who lives and dies in error, or in dissent from our Church, may yet be saved; but one who lives and diesin sin must perish.'


1894 - Birth of Don R. Falkenberg, founder in 1923 of the Mid-West Businessmen's Council of the Pocket Testament League. In 1967 the name of this evangelical agency was changed toBible Literature International.


1907 - Pope St. Pius X, in his encyclical 'Lamentabili,' formally condemned the'modernist' intellectual movement, as it exhibited itself in the Catholic Church.


1959 - Pope John XXIII, in his encyclical 'Ad Petri Cathedram,' expressed the hope that non-Catholic Christians would see in the upcoming Vatical II Ecumenical Council 'a warminvitation to seek and find unity.'


1979 - Thirty-four years after the end of World War II, the West German government voted to continue prosecution of Nazi war criminals by removing the statute of limitations onmurder.


© 1987-2011, William D. Blake. Used by permission of the author, from

Almanac of the Christian Church