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Timothy and the Single-Parent Home

ac1.png  1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well . . .

3:14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

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Roger Williams, Neglected Defender of Religious Liberty

  John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes, and John Crandall will forever be remembered as the three men who, in 1651, defied Massachusetts law and baptized an adult in the town of Lynn. After being arrested for opposing state-enforced infant baptism, they had the option of paying a fine or being publicly whipped. Clarke and Randall were released when someone paid their fine, but Holmes, who faced the steepest penalty, accepted the whipping instead. Though John Clarke memorialized the event the next year in the little tract Ill Newes from New-England; Or, a Narrative of New Englands Persecution, the incident incited a much more well-known defender of religious liberty to take action: the founder of Providence, Rhode Island, Roger Williams.