The Missionary Herald Volume 16

The Missionary Herald Volume 16

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...but, on the contrary, I recollect very well that I had the most bitter hatred to every thing which had even the appearance of religion. In this dangerous condition, dear Sir, with a'heart full of pride on account of my supposed attainments, I went to your missionaries. who had a few weeks before arrived at Columbo, and they were kindly pleased to instruct me. I remember one remarkable instance of my unbelief and hatred to serious things. The Rev. Mr. Meigs attempted to speak to me on the importance of having a new heart, Sec. Having a hatred to such talking, I first tried to wave the subject, by calling his attention to various objects that were in the room. But seeing that he was determined to pursue his topic, I became so impatient, that I exclaimed, "I beg, I beseech you, Sir, to say no more to me on this subject." Such were my feelings that he could by no means persuade me to hear him. I manifested so much impatience, that he was, no duubt with grief, obliged to leave off for the time. I remember some other circumstances like the following: viz. that instead of saying, God has granted me these mercies, I was used to say, 'Nature has granted them.' Instead of saying, that God in his providence has done so, I was used to say, "chance has done it." I thought, and many times said, the universe has existed from eternity. It never was created, and it never will end. I denied the resurrection of the dead. I thought that there would be no such thing as a final judgment, --that the earth would not undergo those changes which the Holy Scriptures foretel, --that the miracles recorded in Scripture were all fabulous, --that the Bible is but a device for deceiving men, and that, since there is no such thing as revelation, one...
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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906829
  • 9781236906823