The Assembly Herald Volume 6, No. 5

The Assembly Herald Volume 6, No. 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...churches and defeated the end in view. Thus while in the aggregate large sums were contributed, it was without discrimination and the results were unequal and unfair. One church from special facilities for attracting attention would be unduly aided while another equally deserving would receive little or nothing; and on the other hand some congregations were overwhelmed by applications and others of perhaps equal ability and readiness escaped notice and gave nothing. 2. This Board was organized to systematize the work of aid in church erection. It was designed to establish a central treasury to which all congregations could send such offerings as they were willing and able to make for the purpose and from which aid could be judiciously and equitably distributed to all worthy applicants under conditions established by the General Assembly as necessary and wise. 3. To see the evil of such appeals, it is only necessary to consider the conditions which would result if all needy churches were to send out broadcast such circular letters as the one in question. There is each year an average of more than 200 churches needing aid in building. Special appeals from all of them would mean that the other churches to which they were sent would be asked each Sunday in the year to take up four special collections to aid other churches in building. 4. As a matter of fact such appeals simply mean disappointment to those who send them out. They rarely return to the applicant the amount spent for printing and postage. 5. If, on the other hand, the appeal were successful and there were a general response, there would be no way of knowing when a sufficient sum had been secured to complete the building, and there might be a large surplus much more more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989635
  • 9781236989635