State of Christianity in India

State of Christianity in India

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...the knowledge of the truthand that Christ died for the salvation of all mankind, and "came into this world to save sinners;" are truths acknowledged by all sorts of Christians, if we except perhaps a few who maintain the gloomy tenet that God is willing to save only the elect, or predestined. It is at the same time no less certain that from hidden secrets in the divine councils, the knowledge of the truth has, from the origin of the world, been the happy lot of only the minority of mankind. Not to speak of the antediluvian race, when all men had run headlong into the deepest abyss of idolatry, and " all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth," with the exception of a single family which had kept unpolluted the true belief in God; after the deluge, and chiefly from the famous event which took place on the plains of Shinnaar, (the building of the tower of Babel, ) to the vocation of Abraham, the truth, it appears, India and the island of Ceylon, and the rest in the kingdoms of Pegu, Siam, Laos, Cambodje, Cochin-china, Tunkin, and in China, in which countries missionaries have been sent, almost without intermission, during the last two or three centuries. Now this number, scattered among a population of perhaps more than five hundred millions of inhabitants, will appear very inconsiderable indeed, and very far from compensating for the heavy losses the true religion has sustained in several other countries, from Mahometan invasions, and other causes. Now, who has told us that Christianity shall not remain stationary in like manner, and continue to the end of the world to be the religion of only the minority of mankind. Christ (as I mentioned in another letter) has, it is true, promised that " the Gospel of the kingdom...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619455
  • 9781236619457