The Christian Disciple and Theological Review Volume 3

The Christian Disciple and Theological Review Volume 3

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...who might greatly restrain it. But it is a circumstance which gives great encouragement, in reflecting upon our seamen, that very many of them have early rcr ceived moral and religious instruction at home; and that, almost without exception, they can read. Almost every sailor too has a bible; and if he be not improved by reading it, the cause may be, and withcut doubt frequently is, that he does not receive the excitement and encouragement to read it, which are received on the land from conversation, from example, and from the weekly instructions of the Sabbath. We hope therefore, by supplying those who have them not, with Bibles; by giving them tracts, which inculcate in the most interesting manner, the great principles and duties of religion, and which will assist them in understanding the Bible; and by giving them prayers, with encouragements to use them; that good, essential good, may be produced among them. We hope, and we have great confidence in indulging the hope, that many of our masters will give us their aid, by encouraging piety and virtue in their seamen, and by discountenancing vice; and that some--a few at least, will commence the example, at favorable times, of reading morning and evening prayers in their vessels. We may not be so happy as to reclaim many, who are already confirmed in vice; but with the divine blessing, we may awaken the conscience which sleeps, but is not dead; we may encourage many to virtue, who become vicious, principally from a want of encouragement to resist temptation; we may strengthen and establish those, who have hitherto maintained their virtue; and be the happy instruments of guarding and defending many of the young, in the time of their greatest danger. An attempt to improve the condition of this...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492455
  • 9781236492456