Christian Missions and the Social Ideal: A Sermon Before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, at the Seventy-First Annu by Jacob Merrill ManningChristian Missions and the Social Ideal: A Sermon Before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, at the Seventy-First Annu by Jacob Merrill Manning

Christian Missions and the Social Ideal: A Sermon Before the American Board of Commissioners for…

byJacob Merrill Manning

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Excerpt from Christian Missions and the Social Ideal: A Sermon Before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, at the Seventy-First Annual Meeting, Held in Lowell, Mass., Oct. 5, 1880

The sea offered only images of terror to the mind of those to whom St. John wrote. It bounded the known world. They peopled with direful fancies the regions which lay beyond its distant rim. Meaning by the word sea the Mediterranean, with which they were chie?y conversant, it would suggest to them ideas of distance and separation long and perilous voyages, which would not bring them to friends, but to savage and hostile tribes.

No doubt all these ideas were in the mind of the rapt seer when he used his beautiful image. He is carried forward by the Spirit of God into the time when Christ shall be the universal King. It is the glory and blessedness of that day which his vivid figure paints. He means to say that a time is coming, in the history of our world, when the dominion of man over nature shall be complete, the sea even not blocking the pathways of his love; when he shall regard no place as the abode of mys tery or danger; and when that separation, difficulty of access, and hostility which now divide the nations from one another, and of which the sea is a striking symbol, shall give place to an easy, brotherly, and uniformly delightful intercourse among all the inhabitants of our globe.

The march of the human family toward this blessed state began in the dawn of history, and is still going forward. Let me speak to you a little of the means by which the great renovation Is to come about first, of some of the natural and human means; secondly, of the supernatural, as seen in the gospel, or more especially in the work of Christian missions.

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Title:Christian Missions and the Social Ideal: A Sermon Before the American Board of Commissioners for…Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.05 inPublished:January 30, 2017Publisher:FB &c LtdLanguage:English

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