Central Africa, Japan and Fiji, a story of missionary enterprise

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byEmma Raymond Pitman

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... The story of the mission to Fiji, is one of surpassing interest. From the particulars given in the preceding pages, the reader will be able to realize, in some faint measure, the depth of degradation and brutal darkness in which the natives were sunk. It seemed almost a hopeless task to endeavour to win them from their cruel practices. But the natives of other islands in the South Seas, who had been visited with "the dayspring from on high," remembered Fiji with brotherly love. They could not endure the thought of leaving their kinsmen, allied by habits and colour, if not in all cases by race, to perish in the night of heathenism, untaught, uncared for, and unsaved. Therefore, the first efforts on behalf of Fiji, came from these. Converted natives of Tonga first carried the sound of the Gospel of Christ to these island-homes, and told incredulous cannibals the wonderful news of the death of Jesus Christ, "the just for the unjust," in order to save them. Thus, the first dawn of light arose, and the day-star gleamed upon the heathen darkness. VI. Introduction Of The Gospel. I. Lakemba. It will be remembered that, in 1796, the first missionaries from the London Missionary Society were sent out to the islands of the Pacific. Discoverers and navigators had visited these islands, and had returned to England with wonderful tales concerning these "isles of beauty." Coral gems of ocean, fringed with palms, ferns, and other fragrant foliage, they seemed to stud the waters with tiny spots of earth, where all nature was beautiful and attractive, and "only man was vile." Along with their accounts of the beauty, fertility, and populous state of the islands, they told of the depravity, subtilty, and debased idolatry of the inhabitants of those islands. Christian hearts ...

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... The story of the mission to Fiji, is one of surpassing interest. From the particulars given in the preceding pages, the reader...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217821995

ISBN - 13:9780217821995

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