A Sketch of Missions, Or, History of the Principal Attempts to Propagate Christianity Among the Heathen

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Flagg and Gould, 1819 - 432 pages
 

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Page 136 - And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Page 100 - And all that believed were together, and had all things common ; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Page ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 86 - I am an aged hemlock. The winds of a hundred winters have whistled through my branches, I am dead at the top.
Page 77 - ... it had an equability of manner which scarcely appeared to exceed the tone of a calm constancy, it was so totally the reverse of any thing like turbulence or agitation. It was the calmness of an intensity...
Page 117 - Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with rny God.
Page 108 - He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me : and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Page 75 - ... operation. Old men and women, who had been drunken wretches for many years, and some little children, not more than six or seven years of age, appeared in distress for their souls, as well as persons of middle age. And it was apparent...
Page 65 - In short, there are six churches of baptized Indians in New England, and eighteen assemblies of Catechumens, professing the name of Christ: of the Indians there are four and twenty who are preachers of the word of God; and besides these, there are four English ministers who preach the gospel in the Indian tongue.
Page 75 - God seemed to descend upon the assembly " like a rushing mighty wind," and with an astonishing energy bore down all before it. I stood amazed at the influence...

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