The Social and Civil Influence of the Christian Ministry: A Sermon, Preached at the Sixth Anniversary of the Auxiliary Education Society of the Young Men of Boston; February 6, 1825. ...

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T.R. Marvin, 1825 - 30 pàgines

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Pàgina 22 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Pàgina 25 - ARTICLE I. THIS Society shall be called the Auxiliary Education Society of the Young Men of Boston. ARTICLE II. Any person, under thirty-five years of age, who shall subscribe, and annually pay into the treasury, a sum not less than one dollar, shall be a member of this society; and any such person, who shall pay, at one time, a sum not less than ten dollars, or who shall, within any one year, obtain fifteen new members to the society, and become responsible for the payment of their subscriptions...
Pàgina 5 - And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Pàgina 18 - ... his errands of benevolence from village to village, and from city to city, pleading now with the patriot, for a country growing up to an immensity of power, and now with the Christian, for a world lying in wickedness. He explored in person the desolations of the west, and in person he stir3 red up to enterprise and effort the churches of the east. He lived for India and Owhyhee, and died in the service of Africa.
Pàgina 17 - ... .Not many years after, a ship, returning from a distant quarter of the globe, paused on her passage across the deep. There stood on her deck a man of God, who wept over the dead body of his friend. He prayed, and the sailors wept with him — and they consigned that body to the ocean. It was the body of the man, who, in the ardor of youthful benevolence, had aspired to extend his influence through the world. He died in youth, but he had redeemed his pledge ; and at this hour his influence is...
Pàgina 25 - III. , There shall annually be chosen, by ballot, a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, and such other officers as may be found necessary. ARTICLE IV. The society shall annually appoint, by ballot, seven directors, who, together with the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, shall constitute a board of directors. It shall be the duty of this board to superintend the concerns of the society, and to devise means to advance its interests.
Pàgina 17 - Pilgrims to the valley of the Missouri. He wandered on his errands of benevolence from village to village and from city to city, pleading now with the patriot for a country growing up to an immensity of power, and now with the Christian for a world lying in wickedness. He explored in person the desolations of the West, and in person he stirred up to enterprise and effort the churches of the East. He lived for India and Owhyhee (Hawaii), and died in the service of Africa.
Pàgina 26 - Every member, who shall pay to the treasurer, during his connexion with the society, the amount of fifty dollars, shall thereby be constituted an honorary member of the board of directors, and shall enjoy every privilege...
Pàgina 17 - He died in youth; but he had redeemed his pledge ; and at this hour, his influence is felt in Asia, in Africa, in the islands of the sea, and in every corner of his native country. — This man was SAMUEL JOHN MILLS: and all who know his history will say, that I have exaggerated neither the grandeur of his aspirations, nor the result of his efforts.
Pàgina 21 - We would train up ministers of the gospel, not only for our own country, but for all the countries of the world. And if we have rightly estimated the social and civil influence of the Christian Ministry, it is such as must elevate man from any degradation, and invest him with all the honours of his being. We ask you then — is not our enterprise worthy of your respect?

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