The History of the London Missionary Society, 1795-1895; India. West Indies. China. Missions Abandoned. Home Affairs 1821-1895. Appendices I. a Complete List of the Missionaries of the London Missionary Society Who Have Laboured Volume 2

The History of the London Missionary Society, 1795-1895; India. West Indies. China. Missions Abandoned. Home Affairs 1821-1895. Appendices I. a Complete List of the Missionaries of the London Missionary Society Who Have Laboured 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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... that which is unseemly. Not liking to retain God in their knowledge, they worship and' serve the creature rather than the Creator; they are haters of the true God, are filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, and wickedness. With all their civilization, still envy and malice, deceit and falsehood, to a boundless extent--with a selfish, ungenerous prudence, and a cold metaphysical inhumanity--are the prevalent characteristics of the people of China. ' Their well-known backwardness to assist persons in imminent danger of losing their lives by drowning, or otherwise; the cruel treatment of domestic slaves and concubines in families; the torture both of men and women before conviction in public courts; and the murder of female infants, connived at, contrary to law; are the proofs I offer of the truth of the latter part of my accusation. Their principles are defective, and hence their vicious practice. ' The philosophy of their celebrated ancient sage, Confucius, acknowledges no future state of existence; and, concerning the duties of man to his Maker, presents a complete blank. It presents nothing beyond the grave, to the fears or hopes of the human mind, but the praise or censure of posterity. Present expediency is the chief motive of action. Of the great and glorious God who is infinitely above, and distinct from, the heavens and the earth, the teaching of Confucius makes no mention; it rises not superior to an obscure recognition of some principle of order in nature, which, when violated, induces present evil. It is true, that in some of the most ancient written documents in China, which Confucius collected and edited, there is a more distinct recognition of the supreme II. D d God than is to be found in anything that he has thought as his...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667829X
  • 9781236678294