Report Volume 50

Report Volume 50

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...on the suppression of polygamy. It reached the House in the heat of the debate, and was presented in a most effective manner and at a most opportune moment by Hon. Mr. Shallenberger, of Pa., to whom it had been sent for this purpose. In the southwest, where the American element is relatively small, missionary work must necessarily be somewhat slow and expensive. But the Board is convinced that if it is a Christian duty to plant the Gospel standard on purely heathen territory, where only after many years of labor and large expenditure, error can be dislodged and the truth obtain a foothold and adherents, it is equally our duty on these benighted home fields, where the blighting errors of a low type of Romanism have held sway, and where its yoke has become well-nigh intolerable, to establish our churches, even though the cost be greater than in purely American settlements. It is a subject to which the Board asks the consideration of the Society, whether the ultimate success of this missionary work in Utah and in the southwest does not depend, to a great extent, on the establishment of Christian schools in connection with each mission? The mainhope in this work must be in securing the intelligent assent of the rising generation. The Society has decided that such work is constitutionally permissible whenever it is thought advisable. In 1853 this question was referred to an able Committee, of which M. B. Anderson was chairman, upon whose recommendation it was voted "that the Society authorize the Board so to interpret the second article of the Constitu.tion, that they may raise and appropriate funds for the purpose of building meeting-houses, and the support of Christian teachers in those places where the interest of religion more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936507
  • 9781236936509