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FC: John Knox

1: “No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshiped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.” ~John Knox

2: Back in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, there was only one church, the Catholic church. Then, a man named Martin Luther came along. He believed that there were a lot of problems with the way the Catholics did things, so he decided to start his own church. People who joined Martin's church were called Protestants. Now the Catholics did not like this. They decided that the only way to make sure everyone stayed a Catholic was to start a war. | 1

3: There were battles in many different countries about religion, which should be a peaceful thing. Scotland, a country just above England, had a problem. There were many people who wanted to become Protestant, but the regent, the ruler of the land, was a Catholic and kept Protestantism from spreading. The Scottish people needed help. Then one day... | 2

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5: 4 | John Knox was born in Haddington, Scotland in 1514 on a farm. His parents’ names were William and Sinclair. When he was young, John probably helped his father on their farm.

6: When he got older, John went to college at St. Andrews after which he decided to become a priest. Like Martin, John did not like some of the things the Catholics did. He could not find peace. Through a friend, he was introduced to a man named George Wishart. When John looked at Mr. Wishart, he saw a brave man that was willing to travel all over Scotland and risk his life to spread his faith. Inspired, John decided to become a Protestant. | 5

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8: Even though Scotland was in dire need of ministers, John loved to teach, so he started a job tutoring noblemen's sons. However, preachers were elected by popular vote in those days, and after unanimous election, John did not have much of a choice. | 7

9: His ministry was cut short when Mary of Guise decided that Protestantism needed to be stopped by force. She asked Henry the Second, king of France, for help, which he gave. He sent twenty-one war ships to Scotland. | 8

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11: John Knox was captured. In those days, war prisoners were forced to become galley slaves. They had to sit in the hold of the ship rowing with long, heavy paddles. Often, there were masters who would whip the slaves if they rowed too slowly. The men were given as little food as possible, and many became very ill. John was one of the men who became sick. In fact, many of his fellow men were afraid he was going to die before he was released in 1549, nineteen months after being captured. | 10

12: Sometimes the ships went into battle. | 11

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15: After John was set free, he moved to England. Unfortunately, he was not safe there either. Once again, John was hunted, so he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, the home of John Calvin. John Calvin was another Protestant preacher. He realized Knox's talent and put him in charge of a small church close by. | 14

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17: After John was set free, he moved to England. Unfortunately, he was not safe there either. Once again, John was hunted, so he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, the home of John Calvin. John Calvin was another Protestant preacher. He realized Knox's talent and put him in charge of a small church close by. Knox was happier in Geneva than he had been anywhere else, but love was more powerful. Knox decided to move back to Scotland and marry his girlfriend, Marjorie Bowes. They had seven children. | 16

18: Now that John was back in Scotland, he took the Protestants on the offensive. With John in the lead, they managed to make a very important change in The Scots Confession, namely that the bread and wine do not actually become the physical body during communion. Not all of John's publications were advantageous though. He published a pamphlet titled “The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women,” an outcry against Bloody Mary who was an avid killer of Protestants, only a few months before Elizabeth the First became queen. She banished him from England. | 17

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21: By the time he was an old man, the Protestant church in Scotland was well grounded and in no danger of being destroyed. The church itself was very strict. People were not allowed to dance, play cards, or stay home from church on Sundays. | 20

23: John Knox finally found his peace in Edinburgh in 1572. | 21

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