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illustrated.1917 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI A DUTY /NE of the
unfailing laws inherent in the nature of things is that each
generation must reap the sowing of the generations which have
preceded. This holds not alone with respect to the good and wise
acts, but with equal force with respect to the evils resulting from
mistakes made. Each generation has forced upon it much which comes
from the past. Fortunately there is much in this inheritance which
is wholesome and gives a great advantage over the past. We have
received great aid from the inventions of those who have gone
before, and the material and intellectual progress which they have
made. For all this we are duly grateful. This, unfortunately, is
not all. We have entered into situations and conditions resulting
from the blunders of the fathers which form in no small measure the
burdens which we must carry and the intricate problems which we
must solve. The inheritance of the church of our day from the past
is indescribably great. The highly organized state of the church,
the developed missionary work, and the doctrinal and social
developments, which give strength to Christianity, we have received
from the past. The liturgical part of the services of the church
comes to us from the fathers. Nearly all that is excellent and
which gives stability to the church comes to us from the past. It
is also true that not a few of the elements of weakness which are
found in the church of the present, and which not only embarrass
the church in her forward progress, but which hold the great body
of believers in fetters of steel, is a part of our inheritance. Not
the least of these weaknesses we must admit is our present day
denominationalism. It would appear that it was the genius of
Protestantism to fall into contentions of such a nature as to
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