An Account of the American Baptist Mission to the Burman Empire: In a Series of Letters Addressed to a Gentleman in London

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J. Butterworth, 1827 - 316 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 126 - Another cries out to the opponent, 'You are undone, destroyed.' Another says, ' Talk about wisdom ! where else will you find it ? ' The disputant himself, who was perhaps preparing a learned speech about the excellence, and efficacy, and eternity of wisdom, quite disconcerted by this unexpected onset, sits looking at the wreck of his system, and wondering at the simple means which has spread such ruin around him ; presently he looks up, (for the Burmans are frequently candid,) and says, ' Your words...
الصفحة 113 - Jesus has a few chosen ones, whom he intends to call in, under the most unpropitious and forbidding circumstances. Perhaps he intends to show that it is not by might, nor by power, but by his Spirit.
الصفحة 136 - Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
الصفحة 113 - ... and forbearance, and sympathy ; we were convinced, that they were influenced rather by desires of avoiding unnecessary exposure, than by that sinful fear which would plunge them into apostasy in the hour of trial ; and when they assured us that if actually brought before government, they could not think of denying their Saviour, we could not conscientiously refuse their request, and therefore agreed to have them baptized to-morrow at sunset.
الصفحة 165 - Price very graciously, and made many inquiries about his medical skill, but took no notice of me, except as interpreter. The Atwenwoon Moung Zah, however, immediately recognized me, made a few inquiries about my welfare, in presence of the King ; and after his Majesty had withdrawn, conversed a little on religious subjects, and gave me some private encouragement to remain at the capital.
الصفحة 124 - She is a woman of very superior discernment and mental energy. One of the women who has frequently accompanied her in her visits, met with a tract at Old Pegu about six weeks ago, and came all the way to Rangoon, chiefly, she says, on that account. "This day I have finished the translation of the Epistle to the Ephesians, begun before I went to Ava, but intermitted on account of the weakness of my eyes.
الصفحة 17 - If they ask again what prospect of ultimate success is there ? tell them, as much as that there is an Almighty and faithful God, who will perform his promises, — and no more.
الصفحة 35 - How interested you would be, could you meet with my little society of females on the Sabbath. Interested I say — yes, you would be interested, if it •was only from this circumstance — that these poor idolaters enjoy the means of grace, and sit under the sound of the Gospel. I have generally fifteen or twenty. They are attentive while I read the Scriptures, and endeavour to teach them about God. One of them told me the other day, that she could not think of giving up a religion which her parents,...
الصفحة 107 - do you think that I would pay you the least attention, if I found you could not answer all my questions, and solve all my difficulties ? ' He then proceeded to say, that he really believed in God, his Son Jesus Christ, the atonement, &,c.
الصفحة 127 - Do you wish to receive baptism in public or in private ? " "I will receive it at any time, and in any circumstances, that you please to direct." I then said. '' Teacher, I am satisfied from your conversation this forenoon, that you are a true disciple, and I reply, therefore, that I am as desirous of giving you baptism as you are of receiving it.

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