Christian Missions-A Work of Faith

Christian Missions-A Work of Faith : A Sermon, Before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, at Their Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 3, 1865 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Christian Missions-a Work of Faith: A Sermon, Before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, at Their Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 3, 1865 And, to add no more, even commerce is feeling the beneficial workings and reaction of Christian missions. The missionary, by creating new ideas, aspirations and tastes in the savage, is opening new fields for traffic, and making demands for our merchandise. Where Mr. Lindley is laboring, in Africa, he has 'created such a spirit of agriculture that one man, in one year, for his own neighborhood alone, sent to Boston for the purchase of plows. Steamships and railways, cotton mills and telegraphs follow in the wake of Christian missions. The missionaries have become the guardian angels of seamen in the Pacific. Formerly the natives were pirates and murderers. It was perilous to sail among the islands. N ow that is all changed, wherever a missionary has been laboring. 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 | 28 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 50g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 024323984X
  • 9780243239849