The History of the Melanesian Mission

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Isbister, Limited, 1900 - Missions - 372 pages

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OCLC Number: 247583754
Subjects Missions -- Melanesia


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Page 320 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Page 320 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them : for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee ; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Page 10 - Nothing but a special interposition of the Divine power could have produced such a confusion of tongues as we find here. In islands not larger than the Isle of Wight we find dialects so distinct, that the inhabitants of the various districts hold no communication one with another.
Page 235 - Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them ; for this is the law and the prophets.
Page 15 - Eromangans, whose hostility to white men is notorious, to come oa board in Dillon's Bay, I was ready to allow that it required the perfect presence of mind and dignified bearing of Bishop Selwyn, which seemed never to fail in impressing these savages with a feeling of his superiority, to render such an act one of safety or prudence."—— (Erskine, p.
Page 57 - Fearless as a man, tender as a woman, showing both the best sides of human nature,' says one of the New Zealand friends who knew him best ; ' always drawing out the good in all about him by force -of sympathy, and not only taking care that nothing should be done by others that he would not do himself, but doing himself what he did not like to ask of them, and thinking that they excelled...
Page 125 - Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Page 11 - That he would never interfere with any Christianization already undertaken by any religious body or sect whatever; so that he would never bring before the islanders the great stumbling-block of divisions among Christians who should be as brethren.
Page 168 - I have commanded you, and lo ! I am with you alway, even to the end of the world.
Page 18 - August, and were well received, though the natives did not even know the words " missionary " and " tobacco," which seem to be the first English words known in these seas. The bishop and his party walked about the island and made special acquaintance with a very pleasing elderly man and his son, a very fine, intelligent youth, whom the bishop much wished to bring away.

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