Christian Heroism in Heathen Lands

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General Mission Board of Church of the Brethren, 1914 - Missionaries - 189 pages
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Page 160 - Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Page 41 - All I can add in my loneliness is, May Heaven's richest blessing come down on every one — American, English, Turk — who will help to heal this open sore of the world.
Page 57 - ' Why, what you have just been reading. I never was deeply interested in any object, I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything, but it came ; at some time — no matter at how distant a day — somehow, in some shape — probably the last I should have devised, — it came.
Page 154 - As I had no taste at this time for my usual studies, I took up my Bible, thinking that the consideration of religion was rather suitable to this solemn time...
Page 157 - God in a saving manner," he remarks, " painting, poetry, and music, have had charms unknown to me before. I have received what I suppose is a taste for them ; for religion has refined my mind, and made it susceptible of impressions from the sublime and beautiful.
Page 51 - The sad yet not unexpected truth soon became evident : he had passed away on the farthest of all his journeys, and without a single attendant. But he had died in the act of prayer — prayer offered in that reverential attitude about which he was always so particular...
Page 164 - Oh ! when shall time give place to eternity ! When shall appear that new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness ! There, there shall in no wise enter...
Page 89 - But that which characterized our beloved Tamate most as a missionary, and as a leader among his brethren, was spiritual power. He was a Christian of the robust, healthy type, with instinctive hatred of all cant and sham. A man of great faith, mighty in prayer, and full of the love of Christ. He realized to a greater degree than most men what it is to live in Christ, and to him His presence was very real, and true, and constant. And this spiritual power was the secret of his wonderful influence over...
Page 11 - Young man, sit down! When God pleases to convert the heathen he will do it without your aid or mine.
Page 157 - The dejection I sometimes labour under seems not to arise from doubts of my acceptance •with God, though it tends to produce them ; nor from desponding views of my own backwardness in the divine life, for I am more prone to selfdependence and conceit ; but from the prospect of the difficulties I have to encounter in the whole of my future life. The thought that I must be unceasingly employed in the same kind of work, amongst poor ignorant people, is what my proud spirit revolts at. To be obliged...

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