The Missionary Herald Volume 87

The Missionary Herald Volume 87

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...of adjusting all other disordered relations. Civilization is in no sense the power of Christianity. A corrupt civilization, wherever it exists, is a formidable obstacle to Christianity; but Christianity always brings civilization in its train. It stimulates the mind, reforms the character, begets love, improves the home, awakens enterprise, promotes that mutual confidence which is essential to union in works of public utility, secures refinement, thrift, and all those elements and graces which enter into a true civilization. Vital Christianity is always uplifting. It is animated by a noble spirit and is full of good deeds. It reaches out a helping hand to all who are in need of help. As the motive and spirit are love and goodwill, so it is the messenger, the harbinger of peace and goodfellowship among individuals and also among the nations. It stimulates industry and opens the door to a healthful commerce which does not carry desolation and death in its train. Even had we no motive higher than a philanthropy that would bless men merely for the present life, with no thought of the life to come, there is no way so swift and so sure as to give them the gospel, and there is no agency so cheap. ILctters from tfje Jltsstons. JHaratfri ittiss1on. WORK OF BIBLE-WOMEN. The annual report of this mission has an interesting section referring to woman's work, showing that this is a most important and successful branch of missionary operations. It seems that during the year 1890 there were 34 Biblewomen employed in the mission, who spoke to 8,726 audiences, at which were present a total of 85,446 persons. Of this total number of hearers over 58.000 were women. The character of this work is shown by an extract from the report of Mrs. Bissell, of...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768124
  • 9781236768124