The Story of John G. Paton: Told for Young Folks; Or, Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals

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A.C. Armstrong and son, 1892 - Oceania - 397 pages
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Page 396 - Jesus, suffered him not, but, saith unto him, " Go home to thy friends, and tell them, how great " things, the Lord, hath done for thee, and hath had com
Page 61 - I hear a voice coming from resurrection lips, ' all power in heaven and earth is given unto me ; go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Page 207 - The dark places of the Earth are " full of the habitations of horrid cruelty." To have actually lived amongst the Heathen and seen their life gives a man a new appreciation of the power and 'blessings of the Gospel, even where its influence is only very imperfectly allowed to guide and restrain the passions of men. Oh, what...
Page 117 - Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name I will do it," and He repeats it, for confirmation and for greater emphasis. " If ye shall ask anything in My name," or, as perhaps that clause ought to be read with some versions, " If ye shall ask Me anything in My name I will do it.
Page 207 - they who through fear of death are all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Page 67 - MY first impressions drove me, I must confess, to the verge of utter dismay. On beholding these Natives in their paint and nakedness and misery, my heart was as full of horror as of pity. Had I given up my much-beloved work and my dear people in Glasgow, with so many delightful associations, to consecrate my life to these degraded creatures? Was it possible to teach them right and wrong, to Christianise, or even to civilise them...
Page 184 - I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee ; lo, I am with you alway ! " Pleading these promises, I followed my guide. We reached the beach, just inside the Harbour, at a beautiful white sandy bay on Nowar's ground, from which our canoe was to start.
Page 319 - Well, broke the back of Heathenism on Aniwa. That very afternoon, the old Chief and several of his people brought their idols and cast them down at my feet beside the door of our house. Oh, the intense excitement of the weeks that followed ! Company after company came to the spot, loaded with their gods of wood and stone, and piled them up in heaps, amid the tears and sobs of some, and the shoutings of others, in which was heard the oft-repeated word,
Page 135 - Four young men have been landed at different ports, ill with measles, and these will soon thin their ranks." Shocked above measure, I protested solemnly and denounced their conduct and spirit ; but my remonstrances only called forth the shameless declaration, " Our watchword is, — Sweep these creatures away and let white men occupy the soil!
Page 22 - ... dawning on my father's face : it was a reflection from the Divine Presence, in the consciousness of which he lived. Never, in temple or cathedral, on mountain or in glen, can I hope to feel that the Lord God is more near, more visibly walking and talking with men, than under that humble cottage roof of thatch and oaken wattles. Though everything else in religion...

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