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Saturday, December 31 2011
A Word Of God Reading Plan
by Wayne Blank
The Holy Bible is the most important Book that has ever been written - and the most important Book that you could ever read. It is the only true and dependable source of information for the origins (see Bible History) and future (see Prophecy) of humanity, as made possible through our Savior Jesus Christ.
This Bible-reading plan has a straight front-to-back format to reveal God's step by step Plan of Salvation. Key events of the Bible occurred in a purposeful sequence - the understanding of later chapters is greatly enhanced by the awareness of those that came earlier.
This easy schedule will complete the entire Holy Bible in 52 weeks - 22 chapters per week for the first 7 weeks, and 23 chapters per week for the remaining 45 weeks. An approximate 30 minute time period in a quiet time of each day is the only investment that you need - a very small price to pay for the knowledge and peace of mind that you get in return. We also have 2 free online Bibles: The King James Version and The American Standard Version.
The days and weeks of the chart are numbered rather than dated, so a beginning can be made at any day of the year. Just go to Week 1 and do the row from left to right, from Day 1 to Day 7. Repeat the process down the list.
A link to extensive Study Notes is included with each day's reading.
Enjoy the wonderful Word of God!
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This Day In History, December 31
1384: English religious reformer and Bible translator John Wycliffe died at age 56. Among His teachings were that The Scriptures are the supreme authority in all doctrinal matters, and that Jesus Christ is anyone's only overlord.
1492: Jews were expelled from Sicily.
1600: Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the "company of merchants of London trading to the East Indies" - the East India Company.
1687: The first shipload of emigrating Huguenots (French Protestants) left France for South Africa.
1719: English astronomer John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, died at age 73. The Greenwich Observatory was built for him.
1775: The Battle of Quebec began in which British defenders repelled U.S. invasion forces.
1857: Queen Victoria chose Ottawa, Ontario (on the Ottawa River between Ontario and Quebec) as the new capital of Canada. The earlier choice, Kingston, Ontario (located on the north shore of Lake Ontario), was by then regarded as too convenient and vulnerable to attack by the U.S. (a bloody lesson learned during the Wars of 1776 and 1812).
1862: The Union ironclad ship Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
1911: Marie Curie received her second Nobel Prize for her work on radioactive elements.
1923: The chimes of Big Ben in London were broadcast for the first time by the BBC.
1923: The Sahara Desert was crossed by an automobile for the first time.
1930: Brewery heir Aldolphus Busch was kidnapped ("Bush" is an abbreviated form of the German name Busch).
1938: Dr. R.N. Harger's "drunkometer," the first breath test for car drivers, was officially introduced, in Indianapolis.
1968: Russia's TU-144 supersonic airliner made its first flight, several months ahead of the Anglo-French Concorde which it closely resembled.
1971: Austrian Kurt Waldheim took over as United Nations secretary-general, succeeding U Thant.
1973: A three-day work week was introduced in Britain to conserve energy during a miners' strike.
1980: Canadian communications theorist and educator Marshall McLuhan died at age 69. He is most well-known for his statements that electronic media were turning the world into a "global village" in which "the medium is the message." Among his lesser-known statements, referring to the drivel that dominates TV programming, was "TV sucks the brain right out of your skull."
1987: One second was added to that year to compensate for precession of earth's axis.