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In History, 08-01

Today in...

1521, Martin Luther wrote in a letter to Phillip Melancthon, “Esto peccator et pecca fortiter, sed fortius fide et gaude in Christo, qui victor est peccati, mortis et mundi.” This is a favorite quote of Luther-haters, who take it out of context to show that Luther was an antinomian. It is also a favorite quote of libertines, who take it out of context to justify their antinomianism. “Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly for he is victorious over sin, death, and the world.”

1779, Francis Scott Key, composer of the Star-Spangled Banner, was born on the family plantation, “Terra Rubra,” at Frederick, MD.

1819, Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, was born in New York, NY. R.C. Sproul has called Moby Dick “a great theological novel.” You can hear Dr. Sproul preach Father Mapple’s Sermon in his series Jonah.

2005-08-01 at 8:00 AM MT | |




Blogger Mataikhan sayth,

Hei Loki, I've always wondered what the source of Luther's quote was, or if Luther really said that. Thanks!

I notice your caveat about the blogs one finds when clicking "next blog". If you like, you can get rid of the bar containing those buttons all together. See my blog at http://na-dache.blogspot.com/

For a hint how to do it, view the page source code, do a text search on the word "next" and compare the surrounding code on your page and mine, and then make the changes in your template.

I apologize if I've posted too much off topic.

8/02/2005 1:33 AM  
Blogger Loki Odinsson sayth,

OK, I see how you did it, but when I go to Blogger to edit my template, that part doesn't show. What's the secret?

Thanks for offering the info.

8/02/2005 7:55 AM  
Blogger Weary Crusader sayth,

Loki,

When you figure it out, give me a shout back. I would like to remove my 'next' as well, but I can't see the source code.

jl

8/02/2005 9:31 AM  
Blogger Mataikhan sayth,

Please see my post "Up all night hacking...".
http://na-dache.blogspot.com/2005/08/up-all-night-hacking.html
I've included an update with instructions. Thanks!

8/02/2005 11:06 AM  
Blogger Loki Odinsson sayth,

Yep, that works. Thank you very much!

This blog, which I started in May this year, is my first experience with html. I'm learning a lot!

8/02/2005 11:50 AM  
Blogger Weary Crusader sayth,

AWESOME!!!

8/02/2005 12:19 PM