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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...a courageous Englishman
rushed in to rescue him from the hands of the infuriated mob. I
must say that this was altogether an imprudent and uncalled-for
act, though done with the best intentions. To oppose idolaters
while in a state of violent excitement, is displaying little of
that wisdom of the serpent which our Saviour recommends. Some years
ago, another missionary was assailed while preaching in a chapel. A
strong native of Upper Hindoosthan went behind the desk where he
stood, intending to knock him down with his stick; but the blow
fortunately fell on his shoulder. The hearers became indignant, and
seized the culprit, who was ready to escape. " What shall I do with
him?" said the missionary. " Give him a good beating," was the
reply of some. " I cannot do that," said he. " Send him to the
judge," cried others, " and he will receive two years' hard labour
on the road." " I cannot follow your advice," said the missionary
again; " and I will tell you why; my religion commands me to love
my enemies, and to do good to them who treat me despitefully." He
then addressed the man, saying, " I forgive you from my heart, but
never forget, that you are indebted for your escape from punishment
to that Jesus whom you persecuted in me." The Hindoos were
astonished at this, rose up, and cried out," Joy Eeshu Krishto Joy
Eeshu Krishto "--Victory to Jesus Christ, victory to Jesus Christ;
evidently from the impression that he must be the true God, and
that this was the true religion, which enjoined love to enemies.
Itinerating in Bengal affords one great advantage, viz., that the
good seed of the word is spread over a large surface of country. I
distributed, on those tours every cold season, many thousands of
tracts and gospels; and these silent...
|Country of origin:
John James Weitbrecht
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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