A Community Church; The Story Of A Minister's Experience Which Led Him From The Church Militant To…

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byHenry Ezekiel Jackson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... which Oliver Goldsmith expressed, when he said: "111 fares the land, to hastening His a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay." I had not been long at work on these and similar questions in the civic association, when the trustees of my church registered their protest against my having any connection at all with the civic association, and they did it in such a way as to make it apparent that serious trouble awaited me if I continued to do so. It became clear to me that my way was blocked for doing work for the community through the church, and that I was also prevented from doing it outside the church while I remained its minister. It is an impossible position for any man, who wants to be an honest teacher of the Four Gospels and loyal to the cause in which he has enlisted. I began to feel very much as did the little farmer boy to whom a stranger addressed this question, "Boy, how much do you get for all the hard work you are doing on this farm, from sunrise to sunset, day after day?" "Get, mister, get?" answered the boy. "Why, nothing if I do, and hell if I don't." In this bemuddled situation I was comforted to notice that the more my church officers condemned my work for the community, the more the community itself appreciated and approved it. This fact was at once gratifying and disturbing. For it compelled me to inquire of myself whether my proper place was not outside rather than inside the church, if I wanted to work for the Kingdom of God rather than for a private sectarian group. If questions like the welfare of children, providing homes for future families, and public education are not the proper questions with which a minister ought to busy himself, I felt that there must be something radically and morally wrong with the church's concept...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... which Oliver Goldsmith expressed, when he said: "111 fares the land, to hastening His a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and me...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217907199

ISBN - 13:9780217907194

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