Sunday Schools and Religious Education; Sermons and Addresses

Sunday Schools and Religious Education; Sermons and Addresses

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...retentive memory, unless at the same time you teach him to be honest and industrious, truthful and upright. Better by far the plain blunt man who does his duty, whose word is his bond, though his intellectual powers be somewhat limited, than the clever, highly-trained intellectual man, who is unscrupulous and unprincipled. Educated rascals are a bane to our national life, and adepts in treachery and crime tend to stain our nation's fair name and menace its future. And so we are bound to ask how can character best be trained? How can morality best be taught? My many years' experience in teaching leads me to the conclusion that it is impossible to train the highest type of character apart from religion. For the development of character, it has been found that the great truths of the Christian Faith, when properly taught, are the most effective means for getting results. As the water-lily opens its cup of gold and white to the rays of the morning sun, so the Holy Spirit uses the truths of our most holy Faith to awaken a response in the heart of the growing child. "An education in which the eternal sanctities of the moral law are not based on the eternal verities of the Gospel revelation, will sooner or later be like a frail ship sent rudderless and with a broken compass into the stormy sea; sooner or later it will but turn arithmetic into roguery and literature into lust," said a great schoolmaster. The great lesson which history teaches is that religion and morality stand and fall together, that moral greatness is the true foundation of national greatness, that when a nation loses its religious belief and casts off religious sanctions, then its standard of moral conduct gradually falls and it is on the road to ruin and decay. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783697
  • 9781236783691