Birthdays on October 16

Charles Colson (1931 to )
Protestant
From fall-guy to fellowship leader.

Birth of Charles Colson, who was well-known for his part in the Watergate scandal. In God's overarching wisdom, he allowed Colson to be the "goat" for the administration and out of his prison experiences came Prison Fellowship ministry.

Noah Webster (1758 to 1843)
Protestant
How do you spell "faith"?

Birth of Noah Webster. A lawyer, he was the first to promote American English as opposed to British (removing "que" and replacing it with "ck" for example in words like check), producing several dictionaries, each of which surpassed its predecessors. His first was published in January 1806, sold for 30 cents a copy and sold five thousand copies in nine months. Webster had a firm faith in Christ, ascribing his confidence by quoting 2 Timothy 1:12 in one of his public professions of faith. He said among other declarations of his appraisal of the Bible, "Education is useless without the Bible," and "God's word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct."


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