The Earth Girdled; The World as Seen To-Day

The Earth Girdled; The World as Seen To-Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...and got facts in regard to what is being done here and throughout India by consecrated men and women, enough to thrill all Christendom with gladness. About twenty-five thousand converts in India every year under the Methodist missions, and about twenty-five thousand converts under the Baptist missions, and at least seventy-five thousand converts under all the missions every year. But more than that, Christianity is undermining heathenism, and not a city, or town, or neighborhood of India but directly or indirectly feels the influence, and the day speeds on when Hindooism will go down with a crash. There are whole villages which have given up their gods, and where not an idol is left. The serfdom of womanhood is being loosened, and the iron grip of caste is being relaxed. Human sacrifices have ceased, and the last spark of the last funeral pyre has been extinguished, and the wheel of the Juggernaut has ceased to crush. All India will be taken for Christ. If any one has any disheartenments let him keep them as his own private property--he is welcome to all of them. But if any man has any encouragements to utter, let him utter them. What we want is less croaking owls of the night, and more morning larks with spread wing, ready to meet the advancing day. Fold up now Naomi and Windham, and give us Ariel, or Mt. Pisgah, or Coronation! Glad am I that the last thing I did in Calcutta was to preach that gospel which is to save India, and to save the world. With what interest I looked over the pulpit into the dark faces of these natives, and saw them illumined with heavenly anticipation. While )et they were seated I took my departure for a railroad train. A swift carriage brought me to the station not more than half a minute before starting. I came...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568850
  • 9781236568854