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1870 Excerpt: ...blesses them, in thankful acknowledgment of the
goodness of the Giver, for the maintenance of His Worship and His
Work? The tithe of the faithful is the revenue of the Church. So
long as the obligation to pay this tribute to God is not recognized
and not fulfilled, the Church must be impoverished; the clergy must
be few and poorly maintained; the Divine Worship must be scantily
done; the people must be inefficiently instructed and guided in
spiritual things. No doubt if people generally paid tithes it would
be a very large annual charge upon the industry of the people, and
so no wonder they shrink back from paying it. But who shall tell us
how much the nation pays in other ways because it will not pay it
in this. Find out how much the nation pays for crime, and
pauperism, and drunkenness; how much it loses by the unproductive
luxury of one class and the vicious idleness of another; and you
will begin to find that perhaps we pay more for irreligion than
religion would cost us. Then reflect how much, the general
well-being and happiness of the people depends upon the general
virtue of the people and you will perhaps conclude that even if
religion did cost more than irreligion it might be. very well worth
the cost. WE NEVER KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO TILL WE TRY. T will be known
to many of our readers that in many parishes, where the Society has
made grants for a long series of years, it is calling upon the
parishioners, who have so long enjoyed its assistance, to begin to
take upon themselves a larger portion of the cost of maintaining
their own additional clergy, in order that the Society mcy be
enabled to help some of the many other applications for its aid. It
is very encouraging to find that in many cases the clergy and other
parishioners have recognised the jus...
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