Conference on Missions

Conference on Missions

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... as many such agents as possible. They should watch well the call of God's Spirit, remembering that, in the exercise of his prerogative, he has taken his servants from all ranks, and has especially employed the lowly, making the weak things of the world to confound the wise. They should seek out all agents that may appear to possess the right qualities of head and heart; and make it a matter of constant prayer that they may be chosen and called forth by the Lord of the harvest, whose fields they are required to reap. The system of training adopted to render such agents, under God's blessing, competent and well-furnished teachers, should have direct and due regard to their intended spheres of labour. With the greater number an education, through the medium ol their own tongue, will be found sufficient: with others, English may be added to a certain extent; and with a few, an extensive knowledge of the English language and literature will be found a means of storing their minds with large knowledge, and furnishing them for those higher labours to which men of distinguished ability, in great heathen cities, are constantly called. In some cases, where native missionaries are pioneers of civilisation as well as of the Gospel, industrial pursuits have been found not only valuable but necessary. The Conference, however, believe that in all cases the more Theological instruction directly theological portion of their education should be given in the ver-in the native language; that in their own tongue they may become perfectly familiar with all the expressions, texts, technical terms and phrases, which are required in everj' hour of an active preacher's life: lessons on preaching, specimens of sermons, arguments and discussions, should all be given in more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573889
  • 9781236573889