Four Hundred Millions; Chapters on China and the Chinese

Four Hundred Millions; Chapters on China and the Chinese

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...will be, I think, that though the sowers in these latter days cannot hope to compare with the men of old time, yet the seed is the same; the pure Gospel, by whomsoever preached, possesses the same divine vigour, unaltered, unimpaired, by the lapse of centuries. I. a. Now the great advantage possessed by the Apostles in their attacks on Satan's kingdom was no doubt the working of miracles--an advantage, moreover, to compare with which modern missionaries have nothing to present. This working of miracles was notorious, and no secret and mysterious art practised when none but those initiated or interested in the speculation were present. It was no more an afterthought with the Apostles than with our Lord Himself: the accounts of mighty signs and wonders are interwoven through the Gospels, the Acts, and Epistles, in a perfectly natural, but hopelessly inextricable manner. If they are eliminated, the whole fabric of Scripture crumbles into the dust of a feeble human story. We can well undersand the cessation of miracles in countries where Christianity has taken root; though even here, in Christian England, we are inclined sometimes to wish for some mighty miracle to waken the slumbering nation; neither do we believe that a miracle in the 19th century would be out of date. We cannot persuade ourselves that intellects of the present enlightened age are so infatuated, so self-blinded, as to resist the effect of such manifest marvels as met the eyes of the intellectual Saul, or such as, when wrought by his hands, met the eyes of the deep thinkers of Greece. But be this as it may, it is perhaps a fair subject for submissive wonder that in countries such as China, a new and untried mission-field, the power of working miracles is not granted for a season....show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618394
  • 9781236618399