An Account of the Manner in Which the Protestant Church of the Unitas Fratrum, or United Brethren, Preach the Gospel; Translated from the German of the REV. August Gottlieb Spangenberg

An Account of the Manner in Which the Protestant Church of the Unitas Fratrum, or United Brethren, Preach the Gospel; Translated from the German of the REV. August Gottlieb Spangenberg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ... give the congregation at Herrnhut more insight into the word of atonement, through the offering of Jesus. Nor were the brethren wanting in declaring to those in Greenland, that they must preach Jesus Christ, if they meant to produce any blessing among the heathen. tJpot this, the brethren bejn to translate some parts of the gospel, especially what relates to the sufferings nd death oi J.-sus, and read fhat to the heathen. This gave an opportunity:0 speak with them farther on that head Then.God opened their h arts, that they attended to the word, and it proved to them also the power of God. They became-desirous of hearing more'about it, ai d the fire, which had been kijidled in them by the Holy Ghost, spread farther and fartherv. And thu many were converted to God. Since which time, the brethren were frequently asked by the heathen: why they did not preach sooner-to them of Jesus i that th y had been quite tired of hearing the discourses'about Qod and the two first parents, &c.f t See Cnmu's Hi (lory of Greenland, vol, i. p. 385. zi t Ibid, Ql. ii. p 3j. fa, ...: .v;. Ms Above thirty years ago, when Hived in North America, I sometimes got the brethren, that were used occasionally in the service of our Lord, to come together, in order that I might converse with them about their labours. Johannes, anindianof the Mnhikander nation, who had formerly been a very wicked man, but was now thoroughly converted, and was our fellow labourer in the congregation gathered from among the heathen, at that time dwelling in Chekomekah, happened to be just then on a visit with us, and also tame to our little meeting. He was a man that had excellent gifts, was a bold consessor of what he knew to be-true, and understood the German language, sq as to express...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539710
  • 9781236539717