The Missionary Herald Volume 49

The Missionary Herald Volume 49

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... It appears from this report that six individuals have been recognized as a Protestant sect, within the past year, and have paid their taxes as such; and our brethren have strong hopes that some of these are truly converted. Still, as might have been expected, strenuous efforts have been made to crush this bud of promise by persecution, principally by cutting off the means of subsistence. A brief history of some of these instances of suffering for the gospel's sake, as given by our brethren, will illustrate the nature of the missionary work in Sidon. One of the six is a shop-keeper, entirely dependent upon his daily gains for the support of a large family. Not contented with forcing away all his city customers, the priests laid his shop under their ban in all the surrounding villages; so that the poor man was completely deprived of the means of support. The Christian merchants refused to furnish him with goods; and the Mohammedans were warned to beware of him as a man void of religion and principle, who would defraud them of their dues, in case they trusted him; and such as had demands against him, were urged to prosecute their claims legally. To meet these difficulties, considerable pains were taken to show the Mohammedans what the evangelical doctrines are, and why the papists endeavor to injure those who embrace them. In a short time they comprehended the state of the case; and, turning upon the detamers, they urged the latter to leave their priests and idols, and embrace the gospel. The result has been that the papists are disgraced more than ever in the eyes of the Mohammedans; and the Protestants have secured their friendship in general. This man's shop is a dreadful eye-sore to the enemies of the truth, being a place of more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847725
  • 9781236847720