The Missionary Herald Volume 53

The Missionary Herald Volume 53

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... gathered about us and manifested a great interest in our every word and action. As we continued talking, the room became so crowded with visitors that an adjoining stable had to be opened for their accommodation. Men, women and children crowded near to hear at least, and I trust to hear with a teachable spirit, what we had to say to them from the word of God. Never, during my brief missionary life thus far, have I had opportunity to preach to a more interesting group of precious souls. Thanks to God, who hath counted even me worthy to engage in such a blessed work as this, of declaring to ignorant and degraded, but partially awakened souls, the unsearchable riches of Christ. Two or three facts relative to this visit are worthy of notice. First, the day selected for the visit was that on which the council, of which our host was a member, was wont to assemble. Our friend Busdig, avowing his determination to entertain the Protestants, positively refused to meet with the primates of the town, although they had sent him repeated and special requests to be present at their meeting. Moreover it was one of the Armenian fast-days. This we all knew. But our friend showed that the power which the priesthood had over him w: .s not very great; for, somewhat to our surprise, he furnished us with an abundant dinner, and ate with us. There we sat--a Turk, several Protestants, and our Armenian friend, all eating together freely, and all talking together, with equal freedom, on the great truths of revealed religion. Secondly, it is not customary in Gurun for rayahs to ride, hither and thither in the market-places, and in the presence of the Turks. But this rule was entirely act aside in our case, and what added to the influence of our procedure was more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881044
  • 9781236881045