Recollections of an Indian Missionary

Recollections of an Indian Missionary

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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. 186? edition. Excerpt: ...assertion, that the only sign of a true Christian was, that he could perform miracles; that I was unable to do so, and therefore was no true Christian. Or, if I had the power, there was a blind man whom I might restore to sight. I replied, "Let us consider the whole passage. Our argument depends upon the explanation of the passage. You say that miracles are the only signs of a true Mark xvi. 17-20. Christian. I say they are not; because the Word of God says so too; for, first, There are many passages of the same general kind which are limited by other passages; for instance, Matt. x., concerning persecution, 'Ye shall be hated of all men.' Secondly, If ' these signs following, ' v. 20, are the only signs of a true Christian, then women and children cannot be true Christians, and must all, therefore, be excluded from Heaven, for we read nowhere that they have performed miracles. Thirdly, Many of the first Christians, who are called Saints, cannot enter Heaven, because, when Tabitha died, they could not recall her to life, but had to send for Peter. Fourthly, The Apostles themselves were, according to your interpretation, no true Christians, for they could not perform miracles at all times; but Paul left Trophimus sick at Miletum, -)-and Epaphroditus was ' sick nigh unto death.' J Fifthly, Many will perform miracles, and yet be no true Christians; for the Lord will say unto them ' Depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.' Sixthly, the Lord has given us the sign of a true Christian, which every one must possess who lays claim to being a Christian; and this is Love: ' By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.' You see," I continued, " that you prove too much and therefore nothing." He went away; but...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 203.2 x 241.3 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671414
  • 9781236671417