Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 12

Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 12

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...who is reaching out for material, to present a program which shall increase the attendance at the monthly missionary meeting and arouse an intelligent interest in the work presented. Send orders for the program material to our Literature Headquarters, 844 Drexel Building, Philadelphia, Pa. BIBLE READING Unfaithful Shepherds HY BERTHA R. DAUGHEITY In the thirty-fourth chapter of Ezekiel is a terrible arraignment of the shepherds of Israel who have not been faithful to their trust. Jerusalem had fallen. The temple had been destroyed. The best people of Judah had been deported to Babylon, where they were permitted to live in a colony by the River Chebar. Ezekiel was their prophet-pastor. It was his great task, first, to awaken in his countrymen a sense of their sin and the necessity of repentance; and then to encourage and enhearten them with the promise of God's continued interest in them and the eventful return to their beloved land. He calls to account the leaders in church and state, their shepherds, as those who are responsible for the sin and ruin of Israel. (Ezek. 34: 2-4.) These words might have been written of those who have had the spiritual care of South America for four centuries. They have not fed the flock committed to their charge. They have done little to remedy grave social, economic and moral evils. They have commercialized religion by extorting high fees for every service rendered. They have encouraged illegitimacy by making marriage fees prohibitive. They have opposed free education. They have fostered Mariolatry. They have kept the Bible from the people. They have failed to enthrone the living Christ as atoning Mediator and ever-living Intercessor.-What judgment is pronounced upon the false shepherds? (Ezek. 34: 10.)...
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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969545
  • 9781236969545