The Foreign Missionary of the Presbyterian Church Volume 30

The Foreign Missionary of the Presbyterian Church Volume 30

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... at its close, were passed by subsequent Assemblies. There is now agitating the minds of some, perhaps many, the question: whether the Monthly Concert has not had its day, and whether it should not now lose its distinctive character? If it has fulfilled its purpose; if the reasons for its observance no longer exist, or, if something better can be substituted in its place, then there is no need for its continuance. That some act as if this were all so, is undoubtedly true, but that it is so is another matter. Is there occasion for the gathering together of God's people and for the continued cry, " Thy kingdom come? " Has Christ the heathen for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession? If not, then the " ask of me," stands in all its force as a duty, and appeals to every blood-bought soul to honor and obey, it. If prayer for the world's conversion was all-important fifty years ago, it is still more so at the present time. This prayer implies a deep and joyful interest in the extension of the kingdom. But how few even in the Church have this absorbing desire for its growth, ---showing the necessity for the setting apart of such a time, and of making it a power for the good of all. In aim, in desire, and in activity it embodies the spirit of Christ, and Whatever will create, foster, and develop this spirit should be treasur-, ed by the church as a blessed means of grace; as a simple educator it should be prized and sustained.. God 'has blessed and honored it in the past. The intimate connection between success abroad and the prayers of Christians at home has oft been marked by those on the field. Says one, after enumerating many cases of this kind: " I cannot...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749383
  • 9781236749383