A Memoir of Greville Ewing, Minister of the Gospel, Glasgow

A Memoir of Greville Ewing, Minister of the Gospel, Glasgow

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...on Education for the Ministry of the Gospel." Two extracts from it, while they throw light on the dangerous position of the churches, will show the grounds he had for believing, that such a direct appeal to them, was, at the time, seasonable and necessary. After giving the outline of a plan, for a theological seminary, he says: --"Some such institution, as that here proposed, seems at present to be greatly needed by the churches, with which the writer of this memorial is in connexion. The declension of that prosperity, which many of them once enjoyed, is much owing to the manner, in which those who labour among them in word and doctrine, have commonly been prepared, sent out, and removed from place to place. It remains for them seriously to consider, whether they shall continue to neglect the use of means, till preaching the Gospel in their meetings cease to be a public benefit, and their very fellowship become nearly as contracted in its sphere of utility, as if it were intended to be of a private nature. If delays be made, those among them, who have any measure of ability for the task of teaching students, may be taken away by death, and then the measure may be found to be impracticable, however strongly it may be at last desired. Be the event what it may, the writer hopes to feel satisfaction, in having honestly declared his impressions of truth and duty." Having stated, also, the duty of Christians to provide for the education of those, who should become labourers in the vineyard of their Lord; and observed, that whenever this duty has been "neglected, or undervalued, various evil consequences" have been found to ensue; he thus, with characteristic humility and candour, proceeds: --The reader can hardly fail to observe, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634225
  • 9781236634221