The Venerable Mayhews and the Aboriginal Indians of Martha's Vineyard: Condensed from Rev. Experience Mayhew's History Printed in London in 1727, and Brought Down to the Present Century

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American Tract Society, 1874 - Indians of North America - 190 pages
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Page 29 - Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Page 118 - At my coming this man spake thus unto me ; that a long time ago they had wise men, which, in a grave manner, taught the people knowledge, but they are dead and their wisdom is buried with them, and now men live a giddy life, in ignorance, till they are white-headed, and though ripe in years, yet then they go without wisdom to their graves.
Page 88 - God may still prosper amongst them, that many more of them may be turned from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God...
Page 5 - Lord hath so succeeded his work as that (by his grace) they have the Holy Scriptures and sundry of themselves able to teach their countrymen the good knowledge of God. The light of the Gospel is risen among those who sat in darkness and in the region of the shadow of death.
Page 84 - ' is my deceased brother. Paul said, this body is sown in corruption, but it shall be raised in strength ; now it is a pitiful mean body, but then it shall be a glorious body : yea, however, this body shall be consumed, and be as if it had never been, as it were turned into nothing; yet the power of God shall bring it forth again, and raise it up an excellent and glorious body ; yea this body is now a precious body ; for example sake, though this body is but one, yet there are many people round about...
Page 43 - I have brought my Children too, I would have my Children serve God with us, I desire that this son and this daughter may worship Jehovah...
Page 103 - repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ...
Page 31 - Examples, This Indian living near the English Settlement, quickly grew into an Acquaintance with them. And being a Man of a sober, thoughtful, and ingenuous Spirit, he not only visited their Houses, but also their publick and religious Meetings; at which time Mr.
Page 38 - He readily travels and lodges in their smoky wigwams,* when he usually spends a great part of the night in relating the ancient stories of God in the Scriptures, which were very surprising and entertaining to them, and in other discourse which he conceives most proper.
Page 16 - Indian monarchs ; but that as he was great and powerful, so he was a lover of justice ; and that therefore he would in no measure invade their jurisdictions, but on the contrary assist them if need required ; that religion and government were distinct things, and their sachems might retain their just authority, though their subjects were Christians.

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