The New Acts of the Apostles, Or, the Marvels of Modern Missions; A Series of Lectures Upon the Foundation of the "Duff Missionary Lectureship"

The New Acts of the Apostles, Or, the Marvels of Modern Missions; A Series of Lectures Upon the Foundation of the "Duff Missionary Lectureship"

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...their furniture, stole their food and manuscripts, pelted them with stones, and broke their boat which was their last hope of subsistence. And when starvation was threatening these noble Moravians, with monstrous ingratitude and cruelty they would not even sell them one morsel of food, though they themselves had abundance. Seldom has mission work held out less hope. The Eskimos were repulsive dwarfs, with minds and hearts even worse dwarfed than their bodies. Their looks were ugly, their habits filthy. Mothers licked their children as cats do their kittens, and they all wallowed like swine in the mire of their uncleanness. Hans Egede had found all his efforts for their uplifting met by resistance, doggedly stubborn and malicious. They invoked the aid of their Angekoks to destroy him with their wizard arts, and when these failed they thought he must be chief of wizards, as his Master has been called Prince of Demons. But the motto of these brave men was, " Lose thy way, but lose not thy faith," and they held on to God and persevered in prayer. The first sign that God's summer sun was melting these icy hearts was when John Beck's infant daughter drew their eyes to the beauty of Christian home-life. Once more the prophecy was fulfilled: "And a little child shall lead them." Her lisping lips somehow softened their rudeness and warmed their coldness; and when the Eskimo mothers heard her singing holy hymns, they yearned to hear their little ones sing like her, and began themselves to learn those simple gospel songs which Beck and Boehnisch had written in the native tongue. Then in 1738, as Beck was in his humble hut preparing an Eskimo Bible, a company of Green-landers from the South came in and watched him at his work, wondering that a piece of paper...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671708
  • 9781236671707