A defense of the missions in the South Sea and Sandwich Islands, against the misrepresentations contained in a late number of the Quarterly review, in a letter to the editor of that journal

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B.J. Holdsworth, 1827 - Missions - 142 pages
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Page 68 - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty, and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen; yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are, that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Page 49 - Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
Page 122 - Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Page 129 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Page 122 - All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Page 144 - THE SCRIPTURE TESTIMONY TO THE MESSIAH; An Inquiry, with a view to a Satisfactory Determination of the Doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures concerning the Person of Christ.
Page 128 - Your views are not to be limited to a low, narrow scale; but you are to open your hearts wide and set your marks high. You are to aim at nothing short of covering these islands with fruitful fields, and pleasant dwellings and schools and churches, and of raising up the whole people to an elevated state of Christian civilization.
Page 129 - The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
Page 60 - Sabbath, prayer was a jitter employment" — and such was the ascendency which this man had gained, that the two poor children were carried off in tears, and many of the chiefs and people followed to the Missionary meeting. Mr. Stewart, another of the Missionaries, ashamed of the indecency of such conduct, was anxious to explain the matter, by saying that they followed the Jewish mode of reckoning, and considered Sunday to begin on Saturday at noon.
Page 53 - Nahi, a female chief of the highest rank, had recently embraced Christianity; and, desirous of propagating it, and of undeceiving the natives as to their false gods, she resolved to climb the mountain, descend into the crater, and, by thus braving the volcanic deities in their very homes, convince the inhabitants of the island that God is God alone, and that the false subordinate deities existed only in the fancies of their weak adorers.

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