Brief Narrative of the Baptist Mission in India: Including an Account of Translations of the Scriptures, Into the Various Languages of the East : with an Appendix, Bringing the Narrative Down to the Year 1811

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Lincoln & Edmands, 1811 - 82 pages
 

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Page 4 - Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes ; for thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left ; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Page 9 - ... between distant ministers and churches. Some who had backslidden from God were restored ; and others, who had long been poring over their unfruitfulness, and questioning the reality of their personal religion, having their attention directed to Christ and his kingdom, lost their fears, and found that peace, which, in other pursuits, they had sought in vain. Christians of...
Page 4 - Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built.
Page 7 - MS was deliberating on its first efforts, the committee learned that Mr. John Thomas, who had been several years in Bengal, preaching the Gospel to the natives, was then in London, endeavouring to establish a fund for a mission to that country, and that he was desirous of engaging a companion to return with him to the work.
Page 17 - The rirst object of attention was to settle a plan of family government. All the missionaries were to preach and pray in turn ; one to superintend the affairs of the family for a month, and then another ; Mr. Carey was appointed treasurer, and keeper of the medicine chest : Mr. Fountain, librarian ; Saturday evening was devoted to adjusting any differences which might...
Page 6 - Kettering, and after the public work of the day was over, retired for prayer. They then, in a most solemn manner, pledged themselves to God, and to one another, to make a trial for introducing the gospel amongst the heathen.
Page 26 - The papers thus signed were sent to Calcutta, and examined. Some alleged, that it was improper to attack the religion of the natives ; but others answered that there was nothing more in the papers than had been always tolerated in the Roman Catholics in the Company's territories.
Page 45 - This representation produced an inquiry " whether the missionaries were actually under the protection of the Danish government ; or whether they only lived at Serampore from choice, as being a convenient situation." — Even in the latter case it should seem that the Bengal government had no authority to insist upon their removal.
Page 11 - I able to make the trial by preaching the gospel. All my hope is in God. Without his power no European could possibly be converted, and his power can convert any Hindoo. When I reflect that HE hath stirred me up to the work, and wrought •wonders in preparing the way, I can hope in his promises, and am encouraged ^nd strengthened.
Page 26 - During this month Mr Ward and Kristno visited certain parts of the country from whence persons had come for religious instruction, preaching and distributing papers as they proceeded ; and some of the women went to visit their female relations up the country, where they also conversed about the gospej.

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