Memoirs of REV. David Tappan Stoddard, Missionary to the Nestorians

Memoirs of REV. David Tappan Stoddard, Missionary to the Nestorians

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...months he has given up every other employment, and constrained, as we must believe, by the love of Christ, certainly not by hope of earthly reward, he goes about from village to village, preaching the doctrines of the cross. Almost entirely through his influence, crowned with the blessing of God, the whole aspect of things there has changed. In our recent visit to Tergawer, we were delighted to find in Hakkie, his native village, so deep an interest in the truth, and so many who were inquiring the way to Christ as lost sinners. There is good reason to believe, that as many as twelve individuals there are truly born again, including two brothers and several other relatives of the deacon, and perhaps also the priest of the village. It should be remembered, that this interesting beginning is in a district where, until recently, all was wrapped in midnight darkness; where, with the name of Christianity, they were entirely ignorant of the way or reconciliation with God through his dear Son. " In other villages of Tergawer also there has been a rapid process of enlightenment, and some hopefully converted to God. A NARRATIVE or THE REVIVAL. 223 deacon of Shebanee, with whom many of us are acquainted, is, we trust, born again, and is said to be scarcely less consistent and active in his Master's service, than the deacon of whom we have been speaking. While we remained in Tergawer, he was almost constantly by our side, and manifested the greatest eagerness to be taught. He unfortunately is able to translate but very imperfectly, and must, therefore, depend for much of his knowledge of the Scriptures on others. One morning, after some conversation with John about the New Jerusalem, he begged the latter to read to him from Revelation....show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970004
  • 9781236970008