Missionary Review of the World Volume 29

Missionary Review of the World Volume 29

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and by the fact that the majority of one's neighbors and friends call themselves Christians. Consequently, a man often fails to recognize the vitality and power of the Christian religion. In the Far East, on the contrary, it stands out clear--cut against the background of the Asiatic religions. That which is considered the usual in America is seen as the unusual out there. That which we at home accept halfheartedly is seen to be a wonderful, living force. Any one who has had the privilege of witnessing the effect of the preaching of the Gospel upon a man who has never before heard the Good News can not fail to realize that there is far more to the Christian religion than many in America think Here are a few of the changes that the Christian religion is working in the Far East to-day: The Demon of Fear First, Christ is delivering people from fear. Ve who have been brought up in a civilized country can not know the attitude of mind of those who have not had that advantage, who through ignorance and superstition dwell in constant dread of something, they know not what. Through all the countries of the Far East there exists this fear, fear of the unseen, fear of something which always seeks to harm men. In the Philippine Islands there are men and women who do not dare to leave their huts between eight and nine o'clock in the evening because they believe that the spirits of the departed return to earth during that hour and torment those who have not lived as they should. In China we noticed that nearly every house had a great spirit wall built up in the road directly in front of the door to prevent evil spirits from entering the house. The people believe that spirits can fly only in straight lines; and so, when they have erected...
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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951298
  • 9781236951298