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Pro-Life Hero Rep. Bobby Franklin Remembered as a Man of Christian Principles

By Angela Wittman

“Rep. Franklin would want his legacy to be one of principled leadership. He was very fond of saying it is never the right time to do the wrong thing,” Setzler said. “He would want to be remembered first as a person of faith and second as a person who loved his country and loved liberty.” - Rep. Ed Setzler, Franklin remembered for his principles, dedication, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7.26.2011

Rep. Bobby Franklin of Marietta, Georgia was found dead of apparently natural causes in his home on July 26th.

Rep. Bobby Franklin was a consistent defender of life as is proven by his sponsorship of Georgia HB1. The Summary of the bill states:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend the Official Code of Georgia Annotated so as to provide that prenatal murder shall be unlawful in all events and to remove numerous references to such procedures; to amend Title 16, relating to crimes and offenses, so as to make certain findings of fact; to define certain terms; to provide that an…

Monroe County, Illinois: Built Upon a Sure Foundation

By Angela Wittman

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3.11 KJV

Previously in An Explicitly Christian "Old Path" in Monroe County, Illinois  we looked at the Christian history of New Design which is located approximately 4 miles south of Waterloo.  Today I want to share with you a story about Elder Peter Rogers, one of the founders of Waterloo, Illinois.

In Chapter 58 of The History of Southern Illinois by George Washington Smith published in 1912, we read that Elder Peter Rogers was the descendant of Protestant Martyr John Rogers who was burned at the stake in Smithfield, England in February of 1555.

Fox's Book of Martyrs tells us this about the life and martyrdom John Rogers:
John Rogers was educated at Cambridge, and was afterward many years chaplain to the merchant adventurers at Antwerp in Brabant. Here he met with the celebrated martyr William Tyndale, and Miles Coverdale, both voluntary exiles from their country for…

An Explicitly Christian "Old Path" in Monroe County, Illinois

By Angela Wittman

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
- Jeremiah 6.16 KJV

 A few days ago while watering my flowers, I happened to come across an artifact from years gone by;  I haven't had it officially identified, but it appears to be either an arrow head or spear tip.  Besides being pleasantly surprised to find something of such beauty and quality workmanship in my backyard, I became curious of the history of this beautiful land I live on. 

So, please pour yourself another cup of coffee or glass of tea and join me as I share with you a little of the explicitly Christian history of the area I call home.

I live in an area known as New Design near the "Old Lemen Fort" which is located a few miles south of Waterloo.  Having grown up in St. Louis, Missouri, my husband and I wanted to raise our children in a rural setting and through the hand of Provide…