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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...no power. And the reactive influence from which so much has been expected is to a great degree canceled in itsbenefits by our inelastic mechanical methods. How imperative, then, are the demands for a more thorough Christianization at home! If there is a stand-still here, there must of necessity be a stand-still in the work abroad. If there is retrogradation here, the same will be true of all the great enterprises that look directly toward a nation's or a world's evangelization. The ability of the churches to grow and occupy their respective parishes for Christ, holding the ground firmly as they spread themselves, decides their ability to gain possession of the world. Thus prospering in the spirit and by the power of Christ in them, they will send forth laborers of truly apostolic character, and as many as are needed; laborers born of missionary zeal, and trained from spiritual infancy to missionary toil. They will furnish the means also, without stint. And, best of all, there will be a powerful, and steady impulse of effectual prayer and saintly devotedness behind all instrumentalities, which will make their plans and movements like the resistless onward march of mighty hosts that know no wcariness and no defeat. The interior work and the exterior work are not in conflict. They are one at the root. But the exterior finds its power and resources, under Christ, within. How urgent, then, are the motives, from this consideration, to seek the prosperity and growth of our churches. By as much as we estimate the value of the successive worlds of souls that are passing into eternity, by as much as the honor of the name and truth of Jesus on earth is dear to us, by as much as we sympathize with the mighty travail which he endured for us...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796071
  • 9781236796073