Young England

Young England

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...contests. For a whole month the city gave itself up to revelry and sport. Among other things sold at that time to the great crowds of people, coming from all parts, were little silver images of the goddess Diana, souvenirs, as we say, of the purchaser's visit to Ephesus. Loving fathers and mothers bought these little images, we may be sure, for their children who were with them at the fair, and if there were any whom they had left at home, they would take back one of these tiny goddesses as "a present from Ephesus." One of the chief makers of these silver images was a man named Demetrius. The year that Paul was in Ephesus. it seemed to this man Demetrius that his trade was not so good as formerly. There were not so many of these images asked for iu his shop. Paul's preaching plainly was the cause. People were listening to his teaching about Christ and giving up their faith in Diana. Now if Demetrius had been a perfectly honest and disinterested man, he would have aaid, "If Paul is right in what he says about his master, Christ, it is well of course that people should believe him, and if he is not they will soon find out that he is wrong; if the thing be of God." he would have added, "we cannot overthrow it, and ought not to wish to do Sd, if it be of men it will come to nought." But this was not what he said. He said, " Our craft is in danger, and this craft brings us no small gain." True or not true, the new teaching must be stopped, for it touched Demetrius' pocket. Here, then, was the secret of his opposition; it was "vested interest." It was exactly what had happened at Philippi, when the masters of the poor girl possessed with a spirit of divination, by which she brought them ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 642 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,129g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793781
  • 9781236793782