Missionary Review of the World Volume 27

Missionary Review of the World Volume 27

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...but others are earnest inquirers into the truth. A Christian preacher to-day may even call to present the gospel to a chief mullah, and the signs of hostility are few, indeed, in comparison with those endured a few years ago. There is no violence or threat of personal injury; the worst opposition usually takes the form of forbidding people to visit the missionary, or the burning of books that have been distributed. It is a great advantage when preaching to Moslems that there are some points of belief in common. Many are weary of the hollow forms and ceremonies, and long for the reality of forgiveness and power to live a godly life. KONGO VILLAGERS WAIT FOR TEACHERS ONE of the remarkable proofs that the Holy Spirit is at work in the Kongo country of West Central Africa is the readiness with which the villages and tribes not only receive Christian evangelists, but plead for them. Rev. R. D. Bedin'ger, of the Southern Presbyterian Mission, writes to The Christian Observer, that last fall he made an itinerary to the southeast into a section never before visited by a Protestant missionary. Many reports had come to the missionaries concerning the readiness of these people for the gospel message, but they were not prepared for the enthusiastic reception given. One man had been to Luluaburg, where he heard the gospel for the first time in one of the villages. Deeply imprest, he returned home, and in returning spread the "good news" from village to village. Delegations began to go out from these villages to Mutoto, Luebo, and Lusambo to ask for teachers. Always the answer was, "We shall help you when we can." For two years they waited, and when at last the missionary went he found six churches in four villages where daily...show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236925289
  • 9781236925282