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A Memoir of the Christian Labors; Pastoral and Philanthropic of Thomas Chalmers (Paperback) Loot Price: R273
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A Memoir of the Christian Labors; Pastoral and Philanthropic of Thomas Chalmers (Paperback): Francis Wayland
A Memoir of the Christian Labors; Pastoral and Philanthropic of Thomas Chalmers (Paperback): Francis Wayland

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A Memoir of the Christian Labors; Pastoral and Philanthropic of Thomas Chalmers (Paperback)

Francis Wayland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1864 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. Dr. Chalmers's Labors At The West Port. WITHSTANDING the great success of Dr. Chalmers in his labors for the Free Church, he was not satisfied with the re-sults. He had looked at the whole popu-eT lation of Scotland, and made himself acquainted with its gigantic evils. He had hoped to arrest a general decline by arousing to Christian action the whole population. To accomplish this purpose he had commenced the effort in the Established Church to multiply churches, and thus to scatter thickly over the land the means of grace. He hoped to see the whole of Scotland divided into parishes of a manageable size, and each parish subdivided into districts, and each district confided to the care of a deacon, elder, or some other active Christian, who should establish Sabbath schools, and carry the gospel to every one of its families. It was a noble conception and worthy of the man. He was proceeding in this work with his characteristic ardor, and had already reported the erection of 222 churches, when his efforts were arrested by the rise of the nonintrusion controversy. He found that he might be laboring to no purpose. He at once asked himself, Of what use will it be to multiply churches, if their spiritual and ecclesiastical affairs are to be governed, not by the New Testament, but by the arbitrary decisions of the Court of Session? He then looked to the Free Church. He had been obliged for conscience sake to abandon the Established Church and take the lead in organizing one which, receiving no emolument from the state, would be free to govern itself simply by the laws of the gospel. He had seen, if we mistake not, as many as 700 churches erected for the ministers' of that Church, yet these were but sparsely scattered over the moral waste, and probably t...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Francis Wayland
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-15636-2
Barcode: 9781154156362
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-15636-2

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