Japan and the Japan mission of the Church Missionary Society

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Church Missionary Society, 1898 - History - 220 pages
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Page 56 - So long as the sun shall warm the earth, let no Christian be so bold as to come to Japan; and let all know, that the King of Spain himself, or the Christian's god, or the great God of all, if he violate this command, shall pay for it with his head.
Page 24 - And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent : because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained ; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Page 139 - For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept ; line upon line, line upon line ; here a little, and there a little...
Page 217 - Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2.
Page 76 - Oath, which consisted of five articles, that : — a deliberative assembly should be formed and all measures decided by public opinion ; that civil and military government should no longer be separated and that all classes of the people should with one mind devote themselves to the national welfare; that the rights of all classes should be assured ; that the uncivilized customs of antiquity should be abolished and impartiality and...
Page 61 - I have directed Commodore Perry to assure your Imperial Majesty that I entertain the kindest feelings towards your Majesty's person and government; and that I have no other object in sending him to Japan, but to propose to your Imperial Majesty that the United States and Japan should live in friendship, and have commercial intercourse with each other.
Page ii - Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
Page 34 - Mikado if he be bad,' and therefore, whether he be good or bad, no one attempts to deprive him of his authority. He is the immovable ruler who must endure to the end of time, as long as the sun and moon continue to shine. In ancient language the Mikado was called a god, and that is his real character.
Page 33 - Himuka in south-western Japan, Izanagi purifies himself by bathing in a stream, and, as he does so, fresh deities are born from each article of clothing that he throws down on the river-bank, and from each part of his person. One of these deities was the Sun-Goddess, who was born from his left eye, while the Moon-God sprang from his right eye, and the last born of all, Susa-no-Wo, whose name the translator renders by " the Impetuous Male,
Page 35 - Shinto, teaches with emphasis that morals were invented by the Chinese because they were an immoral people, but in Japan there was no necessity for any system of morals, as every Japanese acted aright if he only consulted his own heart.

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