Empty Churches: The Rural-urban Dilemma

Century Company, 1925 - 150 pàgines

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Pàgina 79 - But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Pàgina 37 - The priest-like father reads the sacred page, How Abram was the friend of God on high ; Or, Moses bade eternal warfare wage With Amalek's ungracious progeny ; Or how the royal bard did groaning lie Beneath the stroke of Heaven's avenging ire ; Or Job's pathetic plaint and wailing cry ; Or rapt Isaiah's wild, seraphic fire ; Or other holy seers that tune the sacred lyre.
Pàgina 22 - ... 111 fares the land to hastening ills a prey When wealth accumulates and men decay...
Pàgina 31 - The statement by the same authority that many American country children are virtual pagans is a difficult one to believe in a nation which contributes many millions annually to foreign missions. But here are the facts in his own words: "Of the fifteen millions of farm children — children under twenty-one years of age — more than four millions are virtual pagans, children without knowledge of God. If, perchance, they know the words to curse with, they do not know the Word to live by.
Pàgina 10 - There are ten times as many churches for every thousand persons in some of the rural districts of the United States as there are in New York City.
Pàgina 107 - ... if they sin ; and to fall from a great height is an intolerable ruin. Severe were the words of our blessed Saviour, " Ye are the salt of the earth ; if the salt have lost his savour, it is thenceforth good for nothing, neither for land, nor yet for the dunghill :" a greater dishonour could not be expressed ; he that takes such a one up, will shake his fingers.
Pàgina 96 - Pardon the cooking, Herr Pastor! I take my dinner with my parents, and I bring away some bread which my good mother gives me. At eight o'clock I put this little pan over my lamp, place my bread in it, with a little water and salt. Then I go on with my studies." " You are my man," exclaimed Stuber, rising from his chair.
Pàgina 99 - Oberlin's character, and sent him gracious messages. Attention was particularly directed to him from the fact that he remained in his harassed district, standing by his parishes, when others had fled. This wider knowledge of his qualities led to renewed overtures for him to leave his laborious cares In the hills and take charge of a church where cultured life would bring with It superior advantages, greater recognized honor, and a satisfactory salary. His answer was the same to all: "No. I will never...
Pàgina 96 - Oberlin, overwhelmed with surprise, offered all manner of objections, but Stuber, in intense earnestness continued with excited voice: "Yes, sir, you are my man. Listen; you must become pastor at Waldbach. There are a hundred poor and wretched families in want of the bread of life; four or five hundred to direct and to cave. Yes, poor and wretched and friendless.
Pàgina 32 - That agency asserts with confidence "that 1,600,000 farm children live in communities where there is no church or Sunday school of any denomination," and that there are "probably 2,750,000 more who do not go to any Sunday school, either because the church to which their parents belong does not have any, or because they do not care to connect themselves with such an organization.

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