History of the Y.M.C.A. in North America

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Association Press, 1951 - Young Men's Christian associations - 818 pages
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Page 77 - The Young Men's Christian Associations seek to unite those young men who, regarding Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour according to the Holy Scriptures, desire to be his disciples in their doctrine and in their life, and to associate their efforts for the extension of his kingdom among young men.
Page 256 - Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart and soul and mind and strength," was never thought of, much less delivered, by any Chinese philosopher or sage.
Page 510 - Associations . . . which annually certify that in spirit and practice they conform to the purpose of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America as expressed in the following statement: 'The Young Men's Christian Association we regard as being, in its essential genius, a world-wide fellowship of men and boys united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of developing Christian personality and building a Christian society.
Page 266 - League to embody these principles in his own actions and to earnestly advocate them before others : (1) The rules of games are to be regarded as mutual agreements, the spirit or letter of which one should no sooner try to evade or break than one would any other agreement between gentlemen. The stealing of advantage in sport is to be regarded in the same way as stealing of any other kind. (2...
Page 232 - It cannot be that earth is man's only abiding place. It cannot be, that our life is a bubble, cast up by the ocean of eternity, to float a moment upon its waves and sink into darkness and nothingness.
Page 32 - ... in every ward of the city, under judicious management, where, for a small fee, every young man might find various wholesome exercises, and withal good society, without the temptations which surround all the alleys and rooms of the city, kept for bowling and billiards. It seems surprising, while so many young men's associations are organized, whose main trouble it is to find something to do, that some Christian association should not undertake this important reformation, and give to the young...
Page 532 - Social planning and control of the credit and monetary systems and the economic processes for the common good. 3. The right of all to the opportunity for self-maintenance; a wider and fairer distribution of wealth; a living wage, as a minimum, and above this a just share for the worker in the product of industry and agriculture.
Page 61 - Convention recommend to the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States and British Provinces...
Page 232 - Why is it that the stars which ' hold their festival around the midnight throne,' are set above the grasp of our limited faculties; forever mocking us with their unapproachable glory. And finally, why is it that bright forms of human beauty are...
Page 188 - The work of the secretary is too important tor him to engage in anything but his distinctive work of reaching young men. " I would recommend a gymnasium, classes, medical lectures, social receptions, music, and all unobjectionable agencies.

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