Breaking Down Chinese Walls; From A Doctor's Viewpoint by Elliott Irving OsgoodBreaking Down Chinese Walls; From A Doctor's Viewpoint by Elliott Irving Osgood

Breaking Down Chinese Walls; From A Doctor's Viewpoint

byElliott Irving Osgood

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1908 Excerpt: ... DO THE CHINESE CONVERTS MAKE SINCERE CHRISTIANS F I WO mistakes are being made concern ing the type of Chinese who compose the rank and file of converts. Foreigners who are unfriendly towards Christian missions declare that there is not a sincere Chinese Christian convert, while supporters of Christian missions have received an impression that a convert from heathenism becomes at once a steadfast, enthusiastic, spirit-filled follower of Jesus Christ. Both parties are wrong. Opposers of Christian work in China are found among steamship officers, keepers of hotels and other business men whose own lives are inimical to Christianity. These men disparage the work of missionaries and say that they are living luxuriously in fine houses and doing more harm among the natives than good. Many sincere Christian business men are found in the mercantile centres of China who are loyal supporters of mission work, but it is a sad commentary on civilization that large numbers, who leave their own lands to engage in business in the Orient, have gone into voluntary banishment from their native lands, because their evil lives made living among old associates obnoxious. The spirit of restless adventure has led them to seek a place where they might cast morality to the winds. The influence of these men among the heathen is one of the worst obstacles against which missionaries must battle. It is not strange that such men see nothing in Christian missions worthy of their approval. But have Christians in the home land the right to expect that a Christian born out of heathenism shall at once become a perfect moral character, an achievement which has been found impossible of accomplishment even among converts in civilized lands? Back of the American extends a long line of Christian an...
Title:Breaking Down Chinese Walls; From A Doctor's ViewpointFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217728898

ISBN - 13:9780217728898