A Defense of the Missions in the South Sea and Sandwich Islands, Against the Misrepresentations Contained in a Late Number of the Quarterly Review, in a Letter to the Editor of that Journal

B.J. Holdsworth, 1827 - 142 Seiten
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Seite 68 - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Seite 49 - Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in. the prophets : Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish : for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
Seite 122 - Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Seite 129 - The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
Seite 129 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Seite 128 - You are to aim at nothing short of covering these islands with fruitful fields, and pleasant dwellings and schools and churches, and of raising up the whole people to an elevated state of Christian civilization.
Seite 72 - And in this Trinity none is before or after another: none is greater or less than another: but the whole three Persons are coeternal together: and coequal.
Seite 53 - At the edge of the first precipice that bounds the sunken plain, many of her followers and companions lost courage and turned back ; at the second, the rest earnestly entreated her to desist from her dangerous enterprise, and forbear to tempt the powerful gods of the fires. But she proceeded ; and on the very verge of the crater caused the hut we were now sheltered in to be constructed for herself and people. Here she was assailed anew by their entreaties to return home, and their assurances, that...
Seite 29 - It is capable of containing two hundred persons. Two doors and twelve windows give it light and air ; the pulpit and reading-desk are neatly carved and painted with a variety of pretty designs, and the benches for the people are arranged neatly round. Close to the church is the burying-place, which is a mound of earth covered with green sward ; and the whole has an air of modest simplicity, which delighted no less than surprised us.
Seite 60 - Sabbath, prayer was a fitter employment ! " — and such was the ascendency which this man had gained, that the two poor children were carried off in tears, and many of the chiefs and people followed to the missionary meeting. Mr. Stewart, another of the missionaries, ashamed of the indecency of such conduct, was anxious to explain the matter, by saying that they followed the Jewish mode of reckoning time, and considered Sunday to begin on Saturday at noon.

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