Missionary Labors and Results in the Hervey Islands in a Series of Letters

Missionary Labors and Results in the Hervey Islands in a Series of Letters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...King. Who burned the gods, --king Tamatoa and his people, --or the Cookees? F. The Cookes taught them the folly of idolatry, and gave them instruction in the word and worship of Jehovah, the true God, and the people destroyed the manaes and burned the gods. King. Who was the first man, according to the Cookees'account? "Adam," replied the sailor. "No," said the bystanders, " Ti-ki was the first man." "And who was the first woman," asked Faa-o-ri. The people replied " Ti-ki's wife." When asked by the sailor where she came from, they said they did not know. He then gave them the account of the creation of our first parents, in the words of the Bible, to which they listened with intense interest, it being altogether new to them. Many exclaimed, " Perhaps this is truth." Some one then asked, if those who believed "this word," would ever die? "Yes," replied the sailor, " the body will die, but the word of God assures us that the soul is of greater value than the body, and the souls of all who believe in Jesus will live for ever. When asked how his people conducted in their wars, Faa-o-ri replied, " While in the service of Satan, they were exceedingly cruel to each other, and the women and children were treated most barbarously. Now they do not fight; and, instead of being pierced with spears, or beat to death with the clubs of warriors, they die in peace in their own houses, surrounded by their friends. Compassion alone has prompted us to come and bring you these precious blessings, before you entirely destroy each other by your wars, and the worship of your infamous gods? A native here interrupted him by asking, " What does the tue-tue.mean?" Perceiving that the sailor did not understand them, they dropped on their knees, shut their eyes and began to...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659473
  • 9781236659477