The Story of the L.M.S.: With an Appendix Bringing the Story Up to the Year 1904

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London Missionary Society, 1904 - Missions - 460 pages

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Page 354 - When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing : then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
Page 243 - All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations — and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Page 58 - ... in the year 1774, the whole race of Bushmen, or Hottentots, who had not submitted to servitude, was ordered to be seized or extirpated...
Page 53 - Coldness and reserve are not the characteristics of a Christian. Without reference to the One Perfect Example of infinite charity, we can scarcely imagine St. Paul repelling, when the disciples threw themselves upon his neck and wept, "sorrowing most of all that they should see his face no more.
Page 55 - They forget, or will not remember, that human sacrifices, and the power of an idolatrous priesthood — a system of profligacy unparalleled in any other part of the world — infanticide, a consequence of that system of bloody wars, where the conquerors spared neither women nor children — that these have been abolished ; and that dishonesty, intemperance, and licentiousness have been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity.
Page 16 - As the union of God's people of various denominations., in carrying on this great work, is a most desirable object ; so, to prevent, if possible, any cause of future dissension, it is declared to be a fundamental principle of the Missionary Society, that our design is not to send Presbyterianism, Independency, Episcopacy, or any other form of church order and government, (about which there may be a difference of opinion among serious...
Page 55 - Before we laid ourselves down to sleep, the elder Tahitian fell on his knees, and with closed eyes repeated a long prayer in his native tongue. He prayed as a Christian should do, with fitting reverence, and without the fear of ridicule or any ostentation of piety. At our meals neither of the men would taste food, without saying beforehand a short grace.
Page 250 - ... more ! In the morning early I found her breathing very hard. I spoke to her, and tried to wake her, but it was too late. I watched her all the morning. She became worse and worse, and a little after mid-day her spirit took its flight to God who gave it. I buried her the same evening under a tree — the only tree on ]the whole of the immense plain of the Mababe. This was to me a heavy stroke, but ' God was my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Page 16 - Society that its design is not to send Presbyterianism, Independency, Episcopacy, or any other form of church order and government (about which there may be difference of opinion among serious persons), but the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, to the heathen; and that it shall be left (as it ought to be left) to the minds of the persons whom God may call into the Fellowship of His Son from among them to assume for themselves such form of church government as to them shall appear most agreeable...
Page 11 - Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built.

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