Life Among the Chinese: With Characteristic Sketches and Incidents of Missionary Operations and Prospects in China

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Carlton & Porter, 1861 - China - 400 pages
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OCLC Number: 247605606
LCSHs: Missions -- China
LCCN: DS

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Page 48 - Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
Page 37 - imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to
Page 345 - or persecuted on account of their faith. Any person, whether citizen of the United States, or Chinese convert, who, according to these tenets, peaceably teaches and practices the principles of Christianity, shall in no case be interfered with or molested.
Page 50 - Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once ?
Page 345 - are recognized as teaching men to do good, and to do to others as they would have others do to them. Hereafter those who quietly profess and teach these doctrines shall not be
Page 48 - Behold, these shall come from far: and lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
Page 47 - Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you; and the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants." As a further contribution to the solution of this question we refer to the length of days promised by the Almighty to those who
Page 344 - religion. Should any act in opposition, turn their backs upon the treaties, and rashly overstep the boundaries, the local officers will at once seize and deliver them to their respective consuls for restraint and correction. Capital punishment is not to be rashly inflicted, in order that the exercise of gentleness may be displayed.
Page 41 - all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear, but let not God speak with us, lest we die. . . . And the people stood afar off; and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
Page 76 - other countries, must at present be very much a matter of conjecture. At the same time it may be observed, as something in favor of the Chinese system, that there are substantial grounds for believing that neither flagrant nor repeated acts of injustice do, in point of fact, often, in any rank or station, ultimately escape with impunity.

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