Memoir of Samuel John Mills

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Perkins & Marvin, 1829 - Missions - 259 pages
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Page 51 - Verily I say unto you ; There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, but he shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.
Page 51 - Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness ; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Page 52 - Come then, and, added to thy many crowns, Receive yet one, the crown of all the earth, Thou who alone art worthy ! It was thine By ancient covenant ere Nature's birth ; And thou hast made it thine by purchase since, And overpaid its value with thy blood.
Page 35 - They now offer the following inquiries, on which they solicit the opinion and advice of this association : Whether, with their present views and feelings, they ought to renounce the object of missions, as either visionary or impracticable ; if not, whether they ought to direct their attention to the eastern or the western world ; whether they may expect patronage and support from...
Page 58 - Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Page 10 - The first idea his father had of his change of mind, arose from an observation he made, " that he could not conceive of any course of life in which to pass the rest of his days, that would prove so pleasant, as to go and communicate the gospel salvation to the poor heathen.
Page 130 - Resolve, That the Executive be requested to correspond with the President of the United States, for the purpose of obtaining a territory upon the coast of Africa, or at some other place, not within any of the . States or territorial governments of the United States...
Page 35 - They beg leave to state that their minds have been long impressed with the duty and importance of personally attempting a mission to the heathen ; that the impressions on their minds have induced a serious, and, as they trust, a prayerful consideration of the subject in its various attitudes, particularly in relation to the probable success and the difficulties attending such an attempt; and that, after examining all the information which they can obtain, they consider themselves as devoted to this...
Page 7 - She felt his sorrows, and her own: and God was pleased not only to show her that all her help was in him, but to enable her to feel that to him could her heart turn as her only God in covenant, and from him could it find unutterable relief.

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