Domestic Missions of the Protestant Episcopal Church Volume 8

Domestic Missions of the Protestant Episcopal Church Volume 8

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...sympathize most tenderly with these brethren, whom God has honored in this service for His Son, in the sickness, suffering and sorrow to which He has been pleased to call them; and commend them, in their prayers, to the abounding consolations of that gracious One, from whom all comfort comes. But they are well assured that neither life nor death can damp in them the ardor of their love for Christ; nor for one moment weigh with duty and desire in their determined selfdevotion to the souls for which He died. Commercial enterprise never is repressed, military service never is declined, the honors and emoluments of office are never foregone, from any thought or fear of sickness or of death. Surely not then the merchandise for souls. Surely not then the warfare of the Cross. Surely not then the missionary's, whose privilege it is to be the martyr's crown.' The redemption of Africa from heathendom and hell, as it is through the Cross which Jesus bore for men, so it must be by the Cross which men are called to bear for Him. We are no soldiers of the Crucified, to shrink from crucifixion. It becomes every day more necessary that a Bishop should be sent to Africa. There are candidates prepared for confirmation. Where is our Paul or Barnabas, our Titus or our Timothy? In the views expressed in the report, in relation to the mistion at Crete, the committee entirely concur; and they do not doubt the wisdom of the course proposed in relation to the school at Athens. The mission to China has more than realized the expectation of its most sanguine friends. Not only has the access to that mighly nation, anticipated in the last report, been freely established, and the way opened for the Cross into the very heart of China; but the missionary himself is here, after...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563344
  • 9781236563347