Christian Missions to Heathen Nations

Christian Missions to Heathen Nations

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...converts, visited Kaou-chou-foo, 150 miles S. W. of Canton, at the time of a literary, examination, and distributed among the students seven hundred volumes. In 1832 he composed and printed nine Christian tracts, and baptized three of his countrymen. In 1833, a literary examination at Canton brought students from a circuit of 100 miles, to whom Afa publicly presented Christian books, which they received with avidity.' The same year Choo-tsing, who had been employed in the College at Malacca, came to Canton, renounced idolatry, and after probation was baptized by Dr. Morrison, since which he had held a Christian service in his house, at which ten or twelve of his neighbours used to attend. At this time Afa wrote, " Several persons have obeyed the truth, and entered the church of the holy religion. There are upwards of ten of us, who, with one heart, serve the Lord, and learn the doctrines of the Gospel. Every Sabbath-day, we assemble together to praise the Saviour, for the mighty grace of redemption." In 1834, Afa, with one of his brethren, made a short tour in the interior to distribute books, which were generally well received. In the autumn of the same year he again distributed books among the literary candidates at Canton. It was just at the time of Lord Napier's affair, when the local government was exceedingly excited against the foreigners; and all natives entering the factories were denounced as traitors. Afa's companions 'being arrested, Akae, though a heathen, refused to give information, and had forty blows on the face, which rendered him speechless. Chow Asan disclosed every thing. Afa, however, with his wife and child, escaped to Macao.' But not being safe even there, he sent his wife, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959469
  • 9781236959461