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“I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.”…Martin Luther
“Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”...John Newton, former slave trade captain, author of “Amazing Grace”.
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”…First Corinthians 1:25
One historical figure:
Transformed the Roman Empire.
Caused a message of love and peace to be spread throughout the world.
Inspired some of the greatest art produced.
Was the catalyst for the invention of the printing press and subsequent spread of knowledge.
Transformed the Vikings.
Inspired Johann Sebastian Bach.
Inspired Martin Luther.
Inspired and motivated the early settlers of the US.
Inspired and motivated the founding fathers of the US.
Was the catalyst for removal of slavery in the western world.
Inspired and motivated the US and western nations to repel the fascism and tyranny in WWII.
Inspired and motivated the US and western nations to overcome Soviet communism.
The figure was not Santa Claus.
It was Jesus Christ, saviour of the world.
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