Historical Sketch of the Church and Missions of the United Brethren, Commonly Called Moravians ...

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J. and W. Held, 1848 - Electronic book - 93 pages

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Moravian Church -- History.
Moravian Church -- Missions.

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Page 49 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Page 42 - He expresses a holy jealousy, a religious envy, even to the sparrows and swallows ("Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, and where she may lay her young, Even thine altars, O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God").
Page 84 - He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Page 11 - Bohemia,t an extract of which is as follows; " We know not from what motive ye have condemned John Huss, bachelor of divinity, and preacher of the gospel. Ye have put him to a cruel and ignominious death, though convicted of no heresy. We wrote in his vindication to Sigismund, king of the Romans. This apology of ours ought to have been communicated to your congregations; but we have been told that ye burnt it in contempt of us. We protest...
Page 37 - As if his ear were seated in his heart, And his full soul would thence a passage break, To leave the body, for his country's sake ; While on his knees he pour'd the fervent prayer, That God would make that martyr-land his care, And nourish in its ravaged soil a root Of GREGOR'S Tree, to bear perennial fruit...
Page 38 - Of a lean wolf, that bears her babe away, With courage beyond nature, rends the prey,) The little remnant of that ancient race : — Far in Lusatian woods they found a place ; There — where the sparrow builds her busy nest...
Page 74 - By the labour of our hands and God's blessing;" adding, "that they would build a house, and cultivate a piece of land, that they might not be burdensome to any." He objected, that there was no timber fit for building in that country. "If this is the case," said our Brethren, " then we will dig a hole in the earth and lodge there.
Page 76 - On its being opened they immediately fired, and Martin Nitschman was killed on the spot. His wife and some others were wounded, but ran up stairs into the garret and barricaded the door with bedsteads. Hither the savages pursued them ; but, not being able to force open the door, they set fire to the house, which was soon enveloped in flames. Two of the brethren had previously made their escape by jumping out of a back window ; and now a boy leaped down from the flaming roof, though not till one of...
Page 11 - ... the gospel and the books of the old and new testament, according to the exposition of holy doctors approved by the church; and that he has left writings behind him in which he constantly abhors all heresy. He taught us also to detest every thing heretical.
Page 76 - November, 1755, while the missionaries were at supper, their attention was suddenly roused by the continual barking of dogs, which was followed by the report of a gun. On opening the door of the mission-house, they observed a party of hostile Indians standing before the house with their pieces pointed towards the door. On its being opened they immediately fired, and Martin Nitschman was killed on the spot.

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