The Centenary Services of the Anderston United Presbyterian Church, November 13th, 17th and 20th, 1870 [Ed. by J.L. Aikman]

The Centenary Services of the Anderston United Presbyterian Church, November 13th, 17th and 20th, 1870 [Ed. by J.L. Aikman]

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...the people have been learned and given back to them in a written form. Grammars and dictionaries have been compiled, and in six instances printed. The Old and New Testaments have been translated into seven of these dialects, and circulated among the people. The New Testament is to be found in eleven dialects, and school books and portions of Scriptures in other fourteen. Towns and villages have taken the place of the bush life and the migratory habits of heathenism, and commerce, too, the invariable adjunct of Christianity, is making rapid way. Colonization, also, in the Southern Hemisphere, has gone on to such an extent that lovely spots in New Zealand and Australia, where, 100 years ago, could only be seen hordes of naked painted savages, there are now rising towns, magnificent cities, and a European population of about 1,500,000. In Victoria and New South Wales alone there are 1791 churches. I have visited many of them, and have seen them filled with, perhaps, as high an average of earnest, right-principled workers for God as you will find anywhere. With facts such as these before us, we may well say--What hath God wrought? He is working still for the good of the world by the spread of the gospel and all the blessings which follow in its train. Reflect also that He has remembered us among His fellow-workers, and that we have all before us a part to act. Let us work at it, study it, and by God's help act it well wherever our lot may be cast, whether here or at the ends of the earth. An hundred years hence--and where shall we all be? There is something very solemn in the thought that we shall never see another occasion such as the present; but I think we should look to-night to the bright side of our centenary gathering, and cheer ourselves with...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236493567
  • 9781236493569