The Pacific Expositor Volume 2

The Pacific Expositor Volume 2

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... of the masses in secular knowledge, and to rely upon the family, God's first and greatest University for our race, and upon Sunday Schools and associated voluntary efforts of Church Schools and upon the pulpit for the religious training of our youth? This is our honest and life long and deep conviction. This we believe is the best way in a country like ours. III. We believe that the true policy of our Church and of all Protestants in this country is to resist the invasion of the State treasury for the promotion of any thing distinctively religious. It is inconsistent with the equality of rights, secured by our fundamental laws as well as contrary to our Presbyterian Form of Government, to support any sectarian school or institution by law. Ve see nothing but evil in the attempt to divide the public moneys per capita among the different sects and churches. But to avoid this, it is imperatively necessary that the Public Schools should be left wholly free from all sectarianism. No favoritism should be shown to either Protestant or Catholic. IV. It is the well-understood policy of our Church, as in fact of all other denominations in the land, to build up Church Schools under private teachers where it can be done. It would be manifestly an unwise policy for any denomination to leave a work like public education wholly to the State and to private individual activity; Private Christian enterprise can do much, but for a work so great as education, associated effort is needful. V. It is then the avowed policy of Presbyterians to sustain institutions of learning under their own care. The right of the Church to do this cannot be questioned. Nay, the duty of the Church to educate her children is confessed. All denominations have this right...
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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802799
  • 9781236802798