The Missionary Church of England; Six Sermons Preached at St. James, Piccadilly, on Sunday Afternoons After Easter, 1877

The Missionary Church of England; Six Sermons Preached at St. James, Piccadilly, on Sunday Afternoons After Easter, 1877

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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. 1877* edition. Excerpt: ...islands scattered in the South Pacific, formed a resolution to deal only with totally heathen islands. Whatever superiority he believed the authorized Chief Pastor might rightfully claim, he determined " not to confuse the minds of the heathen by the sight of variations among Christians, and thus never to preach in any place already occupied by Missions/' This, we read, cut off at that time all the properly called Polynesian Isles, whose inhabitants are of the Malay type, and had been the objects of care to the London Mission ever since the time of John "Williams; also the Fiji Islands, as they were then circumstanced, and a few islands which had been taken in hand by a Scottish Presbyterian Mission. 4 Life of Patteson, vol. i. chap. (?. It is not, brethren, as if we argued that the differences which separate Christians are unimportant, far less as if we thought lightly of those blessings of Apostolic order which it is our privilege in our own branch of the Church to enjoy; but the thought of the difference between a heathen and a Christian appears to us so vast, that while we are contemplating the condition of the heathen all other differences sink in our estimate into insignificance, and even if we can believe that some preach Christ even of contention, still, with St. Paul, ' we are glad that, "notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached: " we " therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice/' The principle then which, following St. Paul, Phil. i. 18. I would lay down for the Missionaries of the Church of England is this, to covet earnestly as the fields of their labour those dark parts of the earth where Christ is altogether unknown--if they hear of any flourishing Missions of other Christian bodies making...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678923
  • 9781236678928