Report Volume 12-19

Report Volume 12-19

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...was a revival, and no minister ofany kind or denomination. One young man of talents has found his Savior, and though not yet baptized, (for there was no one to baptize him, ) he has decided to preach the gospel, and is going to Shurtlefl College, at Alton, to study for the ministry. A general religious interest pervades that section of the country." In what eastern State can such destitution be found? VVere it suddenly to exist, how soon would it be supplied! How soon! INDIANA. The population of Indiana at present exceeds a million. The statistics of our denomination, given in the Baptist Almanac and Register for 1848, are 392 churches, 177 ordained ministers, 54 licensed preachers, and 18,492 members. Thus, if the whole 231 preachers were each to supply one church regularly, about two-fifths of the churches would remain entirely destitute. But it is not probable that one-quarter of those churches are thus supplied. Only a few of them enjoy that rich blessingMany share it only once in two weeks; many more but once a month, and then, often, it is but a single sermon. A large proportion of those ministers are seculmized, and the usefulness of some of them, it is said, is much impaired by attempting to preach at all. Allowing that there are two many small churches in Indiana, (which may also be true of all the States in the Union, ) a really beneficial supply of those which are needed would require an addition of one hundred faithful ministers to the number now wholly engaged in the ministry, and then a great part of them would feel obliged to supply two or three stations; because, were this addition made to their number, n multit.ude of demands would immediately be made for their labors in many beautiful and thriving villages of more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781163
  • 9781236781161