An evangelist's tour round India

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William Macintosh, 1870 - Christianity - 122 pages

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Page 115 - Scripture. The object of God in sending the Gospel to the Gentiles is "to take out of them a people for his name." The great part in every nation will reject it and remain in the folly of idolatry or the human wisdom of rationalism. I see far more reason to expect Deism to reign in England than the Gospel to reign in India. Ever since man took his own wisdom instead of God's, God has placed the only hope of the world in a plan which to the natural mind is "foolishness.
Page 42 - How he lived and died ; how his words, spoken in simple but thrilling eloquence, flew like wildfire, and enflamed the enthusiasm of the multitudes to whom he preached ; how, in spite of awful discouragements, he succeeded in establishing the kingdom of God in the hearts of some at least ; and how ultimately he sacrificed himself for the benefit of mankind, are facts of which most of you here present are no doubt aware. He laid down his life that God might be glorified. I have always regarded the...
Page 115 - Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Page 46 - For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Page 60 - ... if when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet and warn the people ; then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning, if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
Page 78 - To say with Crellius, that by EV ugxy is meant the commencement of preaching the gospel, or the beginning of Christian instruction, would be making John gravely tell us, that before the Logos preached the gospel, he had an existence.
Page 41 - I purpose this evening to trace the gradual and steady progress of this grand movement, and its influence on the character and destinies of the European and Asiatic nations. It will be seen how the Church of Christ grew and expanded from small beginnings ; how, but a small rivulet at first, it increased...
Page 116 - was I born, and, for this cause, came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth ; every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Page 41 - I cherish the profoundest reverence for the character of Jesus, and the lofty ideal of moral truth which he taught and lived ; and it is to impress his moral excellence on my countrymen, as well as the European community in India, — unbiassed by sectarian bigotry or the spirit of theological wrangling, — that I appear before you this evening.
Page 41 - Thus the world presented almost one unbroken scene of midnight darkness on all sides. A light was needed. Humanity was groaning under a deadly malady and was on the verge of death ; a remedy was urgently needed to save it. Jesus Christ was thus a necessity of the age : he appeared in the fulness of time. And, certainly, no great man ever rose in the world, but his birth was necessitated by surrounding circumstances, and his life was a necessary response to the demands of the age.

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