Orissa and Its Evangelization; Interspersed with Suggestions Respecting the More Efficient Conduction of Indian Missions

Orissa and Its Evangelization; Interspersed with Suggestions Respecting the More Efficient Conduction of Indian Missions

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...gooroo, and were for a time numbered among his disciples. It is to his mode of worshipping God she refers in the following memoir, dictated by herself; but she at length, like most of the old man's disciples, obtained too much scriptural knowledge to be held in his snares, and finally desired to become a Christian. She thus proceeds: The God who created me, him in my heart I feared, and forsook the idolatrous customs of men. My soul I devoted to the worship of God, and my body I devoted to my husband. My husband also adopted the same kind of worship. We now passed a little time, in one heart and in one mind worshipping God, and attending to the business of life. Some time after this, my dear boy died, and caused great distress to my family and myself. My friends said to me; " VVomen have no business to worship God; you have been worshipping, and therefore this is come upon you; your son is dead." My father and husband joined in these expressions, and reproachingly said, " Let your God give me my child back." In answer I said, " Very good; if because I worshipped Him, God has taken my child, then it is well, let the child go." From henceforth my husband renounced the worship of God, and took to the idols. He also commanded me to leave off God's worship, and worship idols, urging that if sons were to be taken, there was no good in worshipping God. I said, " If our son died, did he not die for himself? with the cause of his death what have I to do? I must worship God for my own salvation." He then said, " If you will not leave off this worship, then I will make you." I asked him, " How will you make me? " He replied, " Tying a noose in a rope, I will kill...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531558
  • 9781236531551