Life of Richard Fuller Volume 4

Life of Richard Fuller Volume 4

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: be the one and only hope of the world. Paul entered Rome as a prisoner guarded by soldiers; he, in the possession of civil as well as religious freedom: but both Paul and Richard Fuller were cheered by Christian sympathy, and supported by that " peace of God which passeth all understanding," and which the apostle, in his affectionate Letter to the Philippians from Rome, speaks of as a sentinel who shall " keep "--" that is, guard as a Roman soldier watching over the camp, --" your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." CHAPTER XX. TVOKK IN BALTIMORE. " Acta, non dicta apostolormn." was a favorite quotation with Richard Puller: J-indeed, it was the motto of his life. He was preeminently an earnest, practical man: so that we are not surprised to find, as the condition of his entertaining the call to Baltimore, the prompt erection of a suitable house of worship. A great evil in modern church-history is the extravagance often shown in the matter of church-building. A noble art has been perverted to a bad end; and architecture, instead of being a simple handmaid to religion, has been made to minister to a spirit of extravagance and pride among the followers of the meek and lowly Jesus. How many millions expended in gorgeous churches could have been put to better use in sending the gospel to the heathen, or in relieving some of the horrors of that pauperism that often festers in the very shadow of these magnificent temples! It is time for Christians of all denominations to correct this evil. But the taste, the sense of beauty, which God has given us, and which expresses itself in the love of music and architecture, like every gift of God, must be sanctified with the Christian; and the erection of houses of worship, which, while they are more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677021
  • 9781236677020