Documentary History of the American Bible Union; Consisting of the Reprint of Its Constitution, Annual Reports, Quarterly Papers, Select Addresses, Tracts, Etc., in the Form of the Bible Union Quarterly Volume 2

Documentary History of the American Bible Union; Consisting of the Reprint of Its Constitution, Annual Reports, Quarterly Papers, Select Addresses, Tracts, Etc., in the Form of the Bible Union Quarterly Volume 2

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...the designs of Heaven for one language to be spoken by all men, as before the erection of the tower of Babel, the probabilities certainly are that the English would become that universal language. Philosophy has long made it the medium of communicating its truths, and infidelity was never more busy than now in desecrating it as the instrument of spreading far and wide its disastrous influences. The more numerous the people speaking a language, the more important the interests connected with and involved in that language. This is true in a worldly point of view. But when it is remembered that language is the means of conveying divine truth to the mind--truth pertaining to God, the soul, heaven, hell, judgment, eternity--then truly is it invested with moral sublimity. THE BIBLE IS HEAVEN'S BEST GIFT TO UNIVERSAL MAN. I assume it as an undisputed truth that the Bible is God's gift to man. No one nation is at liberty to monopolize it--no one people has the sole proprietorship of it. It is Heaven's boon to universal man. And hence the nations and tribes of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, with those of the isles of the sea, should have it. The Bible is their due; and it is moral robbery to withhold it from them. But the Word of God cannot be given to the nations as it was spoken by inspired prophets and apostles--that is to say, it cannot be given in Hebrew and Greek. And if it could, it would be of no avail. Translations of the original Scriptures must be made into the various languages of the world, that the masses of the people may read in their own tongues, wherein they were born, of " the wonderful works of God." It is highly gratifying that the work of translation has gone forward so nobly, and so extensively until, "Dialects...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646967
  • 9781236646965