Mitslav; Or, the Conversion of Pomerania

Mitslav; Or, the Conversion of Pomerania

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...her faith and sanctification beginning in us princes, and descending through the middle class, may, by a natural and easy advance, illuminate the whole people and nation." Doubtless the Spieit of God was there to bring the Duke's address home to the hearts of that assembly; for he presented Otto to them, who, taking occasion from the holy season, began to discourse to them with his usual simplicity and force, of the coming of the Holy Ghost, the forgiveness of sins, the manifold gifts of grace, the goodness and mercy of God, preaching and announcing Jesus. The assembly was moved by his words, as one man, and they unanimously resolved that they would themselves hearken to Otto with all sincerity and humility, and that the whole land, as far as they could ensure it, should be open to the Bishop and to his followers, that they might preach the Word freely, no man hindering them. The assembly then broke up; and the Duke had a private conference with Otto, in which he warned him, that, notwithstanding the unanimous resolution of the diet, there were several regions and cities where much opposition and danger were to be expected. "For the cities," he said, "are mostly independent of my authority; their inhabitants are haughty and untamed, and, in many of them, the heathen priests have recovered their paramount influence." "We will not," replied Otto, "proceed any more as we did on our first mission. Our messengers shall go forth two by two over the whole country. In most of your land, some grain has been sown, and is already bearing fruit. The Word of Life shall strengthen and support it, until it altogether supplants the tares. Where nothing has yet been done, I will myself undertake the blessed charge of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618769
  • 9781236618764