The Missionary Herald Volume 83
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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...read, to spend the Sabbath? The proportion who can read is very small indeed. Are all the others to be idle all day after the morning service? Are they to lounge about the village and indulge in idle gossip? Mr. Washburn says: 'I do not think we have begun yet to deal with the matter of Sabbath observance with the intelligence and practical wisdom which the case demands. We look at it from a New England standpoint. That is not the position of our people, nor is it the position in which we can be of most service to them in the plans we make for the observance of the day, or for their religious life.' Mr. Jones, after stating the difficulty very forcibly, adds: 'In order to help them keep the day holy, I have tried to establish a number of short meetings of various kinds in each congregation every Sunday, with the hope that it might keep the congregation busy and happy most of the day. I believe that in one congregation at least this plan is being tried and is doing good." With a lazy catechist the above, and in fact ever)', plan will be a failure. But if he is intelligent, active, and deeply pious, the difficulty can be solved. "We do not allow our church members to intermarry with the Hindus. Over our adherents, however, we do not have such lull control, and sometimes they take a Hindu wife or husband. These worldly alliances frequently result in much trouble, but sometimes the Hindu becomes converted. We discourage such marriages, and are happy to state that they are becoming less and less common. Mr. Jones gives an illustration of the firmness of Christian principle in his people that is worthy of record. The people of a heathen village asked for two Christian girls of another village for marriage. The Christians replied: 'We...
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