The Sunday-School World Volume 27, No. 11

The Sunday-School World Volume 27, No. 11

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...may be done by allowing people to misunderstand and making no effort to explain. Perhaps there is a quarrel in your Sunday-school. One scholar accuses another of some bad thing. The other refuses to explain, puts on the air of injured innocence, and will not have anything to do with the accuser. The teacher is a peacemaker. He is a friend to every scholar. He ought not to love one rather than another, nor to take sides. Let him hear both sides. Give the scholars a chance to tell their story. Sometimes it may be wise to refuse to listen; but ordinarily free speech is a safeguard. More harm is done by secret whispers than by open talk. One who is conscious of trying to do right may defend himself boldly and publicly against the charge of doing wrong. Spoken Against.--" This sect is everywhere spoken against" said the Jews concerning the Christians. They did not know much about the Christian faith or life; but they knew enough to be prejudiced. Did you ever notice how quickly people take up a rumor? They do not know the particulars, but they have gained the impression somehow that such a man does not pay his debts, or is unkind to his wife, or is leading a double life. Stories are sometimes started against the best people in the community by their enemies. There are whispers against the minister, the Sunday-school teacher, the district-school teacher, the grocer, the constable. One speaks against him, and then another and another speeds the rumor on until it disturbs a whole community. At last some brave friend of the accused says, "I do not believe it; it is false." His brave faith in the accused strengthens the faith of others. Every Christian denomination is misunderstood and misrepresented by some in other...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821556
  • 9781236821553