Asia's Message to Europe: A Lecture Delivered on the Occasion of the Fifty-third Anniversary of the Brahmo Somaj at the Town Hall, Calcutta, on Saturday the 20th January, 1883

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R.S. Bhatta, 1883 - Church history - 42 pages
 

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Page 6 - I have fed you with milk, and not with meat : for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able, for ye are yet carnal : for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men...
Page 20 - Foundation for true interpreting, when he learned from it that, " in every nation, he that feareth God and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him.
Page 7 - And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge ; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have no charity, I am nothing.
Page 7 - In science there cannot be sects or divisions, schisms or enmities. Is there one astronomy for the East and another for the West ? Are there different anatomies in different climes and ages ? Is there an Asiatic optics as distinguished from European optics?
Page 35 - Christian Europe, Asia will have no other atonement with thee except in Christ. Any secular reconciliation or political treaty she would altogether repudiate. We, Asiatics, invite the nations of the West to a spiritual alliance and an international federation upon no other ground than that of Christ's atonement. In his name let us forgive and forget the hostilities of centuries, and in his name shake hands with each other with true brotherly love.
Page 22 - In uniting the East and the West, in uniting Asiatic and European faith and character, the Church of the New Dispensation works faithfully upon the lines laid down by Christ, and only seeks to amalgamate the Western Christ and the Eastern Christ. It is not a treaty of Christ with anti-Christ that is proposed, but the reconciliation of all in Christ.
Page 7 - Is there an Asiatic optics as distinguished from European optics? Science is one; it is one yesterday, today, and for ever; the same in the East and the West. There can be but one science ; it recognises neither caste nor colour nor nationality. It is God's science, the eternal verity of things.
Page 22 - ... and the West, in uniting Asiatic and European faith and character, the Church of the New Dispensation works faithfully upon the lines laid down by Christ, and only seeks to amalgamate the Western Christ and the Eastern Christ. It is not a treaty of Christ with anti-Christ that is proposed, but the reconciliation of all in Christ. It is not the mixture of purity with impurity, of truth with falsehood, of light with darkness, but the fusion of all types of purity, truth and light in all systems...
Page 3 - From one end of Asia to the other, I boast of a vast home, a wide nationality, and .an extended kinship. Nay I not only stand upon higher and larger ground, but I stand upon sacred ground.
Page 21 - Here will meet the world's representatives, the foremost spirits, the most loving hearts, the leading thinkers and devotees of each Church, and offer united homage to the King of kings, the Lord of lords. This central Union Church is no Utopian fancy, but is a veritable reality, whose beginning we already see among the nations of the earth. Already the right wing of each Church is pressing forward, and the advanced liberals are drawing near each other under the central banner of the New Dispensation.

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