American Lutheran Volume 1-2

American Lutheran Volume 1-2

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... equipment. Expensive? Yes. Here is how one congregation acquired such a machine. The paragraph is clipped from the parish paper. The Brethren O. Lenz, G. Mezger, H. Thunhorst, E. Seidensticker, Chr. Wolff and C. Russ surprised the congregation by purchasing a stereopticon. To offer other members an opportunity to contribute toward this valuable acquisition, collections will be taken at the lectures planned for the purpose of refunding the money that has been expended. It is our further object to get several sets of slides, when the machine is paid for. Now let us not discourage the generosity of these brethren by dropping a nickel into the basket when our turn comes. Mr. H. Haessler has promised to make a stand for the stereopticon. We agree with "The Lutheran" when it says: "The Watch Tower Publishing Company, the concern of the now defunct Pastor Russell, recently placed an order for twenty-seven million copies of their publication for distribution throughout the country. It was to be 'free literature.' This order took 2,100 tons of paper. The Watch Tower Publishing Company paid cash not only for the paper but also for the job. This simply means that their advocates believing in printer's ink furnished the necessary funds. When we realize that it was a fundamental principle of the Reformation to wisely use and liberally distribute literature and that without the printing press Luther's work would certainly have failed, it is certainly time for the Lutheran Church of America to-day to make a more liberal use of the press than it is doing." It is good to read testimony like the following from Dr. Jefferson of New York City: "Science cannot kill war. Commerce, progress, law, education cannot end war. Who will end war? The...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653130
  • 9781236653130