The American Magazine of Civics, Vol. 8

The American Magazine of Civics, Vol. 8 : January to June, 1896 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The American Magazine of Civics, Vol. 8: January to June, 1896 But it may be said this was the election of a bishop, and no precedent for political elections. Certainly it was not an im perial or municipal election, for as yet there was no such thing as a Christian state or city. But it was the choice of the only ruler believers had to choose and suggests by analogy what had been their procedure on any similar occasion. For religion in those simple days pervaded the whole man. Believers were all of a piece and looked for God's sanction everywhere. They felt that the law of love to God and man applied to all human relations. They would appeal to the Holy Spirit for guidance in their devotions and their business, in the thoughts of their hearts and the deeds of their everyday life. Where. They cast lots we give votes. Where they referred the decision to a divine Power, overruling the operations of chance, we may rightly refer the choice to the same divine Power, working through the higher medium of the judgment and will of men. We believe his spirit guides the minds and hearts of those who seek him, and that his providence overrules all things for the good of his people. No Christian man should mat a ballot, therefore, upon which he would hesitate to invoke the divine hissing. If prayer and the ward meetings are incongruous conceptions, so much the worse for modern politics, so much more the need of purifying and reforming them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 694 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 35mm | 912g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243286252
  • 9780243286256