Christian Researches in Asia, with Notices of the Translation of the Scriptures Into the Oriental Language

Christian Researches in Asia, with Notices of the Translation of the Scriptures Into the Oriental Language

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...to see, that the "seven heads and the ten horns" are taken away; and thirks nothing of the "names of "blasphemy." But in the following pages, the Author will have occasion to shew what Rome is, as having dominioh; and possessing it toov within the boundaries of the British Empire. in passing through the Romish Provinces in the East, though the Author had before heard much of the Papal corruptions, he certainly did not expect to see Christianity in the degraded state in which he found it. Of the Priests it raay truly be said, that they are, in general, better. acquainted with the Veda of Brahma than with the Gospel of Christ. In some places the doctrines of both are blended. At Aughoor, situated between Tritchinopoly and Madura, he visited a Christian Church and saw near it, (in October 1806) a Tower of Juggernaut which is employed in solemnizing the Christian festivals. The old Priest Josephus accompanied him to the spot, and while he surveyed the idolatrous car and its painted figures, the Priest gave him a particular account of the various ceremonies which are performed, seemingly unconscious himself of any impropriety in them. The Author went with him afterwards into the Church, and seeing a book lying on the altar, opened it; but the Reader may judge of his surprize, when he found it was a Syriac volume, and was informed that the Priest himself was a descendant of the Syrian Christians, and belonged to what is now called the Syro-Roman Church, the whole service of which is in Syriac.--Thus, by the intervention of the Papal power, are the ceremonies of Moloch consecrated in a manner by the sacred Syriac Language. What a heavy responsibility lies on Rome, for having thus corrupted and degraded that pure and ancient...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643593
  • 9781236643599