A compendious history of the principal Protestant missions to the heathen, Volume 1

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Samuel T. Armstrong, 1813 - Missions
 

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Page 21 - And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach JESUS CHRIST.
Page 14 - Where is the wise ? where is the scribe ? where is the disputer of this world ? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world ? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Page 4 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 17 - After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face, into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
Page 16 - For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, And as a root out of a dry ground. He hath no form nor comeliness; And when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Page 104 - Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built.
Page 200 - ... Bible, which took place immediately on his pronouncing his text (so different from any thing he had seen in his own country) so I was surprised here at the sound of the iron pen engraving the Palmyra leaf. Many persons had their alias in their hands writing the sermon in Tamul short-hand.
Page 164 - He shed a flood of tears over the body, and covered it with a gold cloth. We intended to sing a funeral hymn, whilst the body was conVeyed to the chapel; but we were prevented from it by the bitter cries and lamentations of the multitudes of poor who had crowded into the garden, and which pierced through our souls. We were of course obliged to defer it till our arrival at the chapel. The Burial Service was performed by the Rev. Mr. Gericke, in the presence of the Rajah, the Resident, and most of...
Page 201 - There is another custom among them which pleased me much. In the midst of the discourse the preacher sometimes puts a question to the congregation, who answer it without hesitation, in one voice. The object is to keep their attention awake, and the minister generally prompts the answer himself. Thus, suppose that...
Page 236 - ... on the work of the ministry, if not from an earlier period, his mind appears to have been deeply impressed with the state of the Heathen world. In reference to this object he made himself acquainted with the geography, population, and religion of the various nations of the earth; and with the...

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