A History of the Methodist Church, South; The United Presbyterian Church; The Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church, South, in the United States

A History of the Methodist Church, South; The United Presbyterian Church; The Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church, South, in the United States

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...upon a different plan: while it neglects no caste, it pays special attention to the lowest castes, and even those below all caste, because they are the most accessible and impressible, and more souls can be saved. And also because the reformation and elevation of persons so low become object-lessons which illustrate the transforming and elevating power of Christianity much more strongly than could the conversion of high-caste persons, in whom the apparent change must necessarily be much less. The Board of Education has been veryefficient in helping a large number of young men into the ministry of the church, and the Board of Ministerial Relief has brought joy and comfort to many disabled and superannuated ministers, and to the widows and orphans of those who had given their time and talents to the work of the church rather than to the laying up of worldly gain. The Board of Publication owns a well-equipped business house in Pittsburg, and supplies the church with all necessary denominational literature, particularly Psalters and " Bible Songs," and Sabbath-school papers and lesson helps. The church is fully supplied with all the organizations and machinery necessary for the carrying on of healthy and aggressive church work at home and abroad. The growth of the United Presbyterian Church has not been rapid, and never spasmodic, and yet it has always made steady and healthy progress. Its annual percentage of increase has been fully up to that of a majority of the other denominations of our country. Excluded from the South because of slavery, it has had but little opportunity to expand in that direction, although the early settlers belonged to that class of people that was favorable to its creed and its worship. And it did have...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796160
  • 9781236796165