Incidents of Missionary Enterprise: Illustrative of the Progress of Christianity in Heathen Countries, and of the Researches, Sufferings, and Adventures of Missionaries

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Andrew Redman Bonar
T. Nelson, 1849 - 342 pages
 

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Page 224 - And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication: and they shall look upon Me, whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for Him as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Page 238 - This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood; and it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
Page 125 - God hath made all things for himself, yea, even the wicked for the time of visitation...
Page 173 - He strided on. Every head excepting ours was now in the dust. We remained kneeling, our hands folded, our eyes fixed on the monarch. When he drew near, we caught his attention. He stopped, partly turned towards us, — 'Who are these?' 'The teachers, great king,
Page 8 - After the tower had proceeded some way, a pilgrim announced that he was ready to offer himself a sacrifice to the idol. He laid himself down in the road before the tower as it was moving along, lying on his face, with his arms stretched forwards. The multitude passed round him, leaving the space clear, and he was crushed to death by the wheels of the tower. A shout of joy was raised to the god. He is said to smile when the libation of the blood is made. The people threw cowries, or small money, on...
Page 185 - I presume to say that no persons on earth were ever happier than we were during the fortnight we passed at the English camp. For several days, this single idea wholly occupied my mind, — that we were out of the power of the Burmese government, and once more under the protection of the English. Our feelings continually dictated expressions like these : What shall we render to the Lord for all his benefits towards us ? " The treaty of peace was soon concluded, signed by both parties, and a termination...
Page 218 - God comforted his heart, and showed him what he should do ; and since that time he had known God, and tried to serve him ; and loved all men, be they who they would, so as he never did before. He treated me with uncommon courtesy* and seemed to be hearty in it.
Page 180 - J's food myself, for the sake of getting in, and would then remain an hour or two, unless driven out. We had been in this comfortable situation but two or three days, when one morning, having carried in Mr. Judson's breakfast, which, in consequence of fever, he was unable to take, I remained longer than usual, when the governor in great haste sent for me. I promised...
Page 239 - On the second morning after my arrival, I was surprised by my host, the Inquisitor, coming into my apartment clothed in black robes from head to foot ; for the usual dress of his order is white. He said he was going to sit on the tribunal of the Holy Office. 'I presume, Father, your august office does not occupy much of your time.' 'Yes,' answered he, 'much. I sit on the tribunal three or four days every week.
Page 125 - But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth ; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

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