The Great Problem Of The Times; Being The 50 Guinea Prize Essay On The Churches' Relation To…

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byEdward Smith

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHARTER VII. THE LORDS IRREGULARS. "And when Apollos was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much who had believed through grace."--Acts xviii. 27. "Our little systems have their day; They have their day and cease to be; They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, 0 Lord, art more than they." "TN England there are twenty religions, and there is only i-one sauce." The Frenchman who made that comment intended it as satire; it is really a compliment. It illustrates our sturdy independency of thought, while it more than hints at a national contempt for condiments and delicacies. During the period which has elapsed since the observation was made, we may perhaps have degenerated in the matter of bodily appetite; but as to our continued use of our privilege of thinking for ourselves, there is no "perhaps;" we are as fond of freedom of opinion as ever we were. The British character, then, as expressed by the Churches, is sure to portray itself in ways irregular, as well as regular. In doing so, it rejoices to be in accord with that Bible which constantly asserts and cherishes the right of private judgment. We are thus not at all surprised at finding that in Great Britain, and especially in England, the Lord's Irregulars are very strong in numbers and in energy. How can they best be utilised That they ought to be utilised is all but selfevident. Did Paul hesitate to reap profit from the irregular labours of Apollos? Worldly policy, as well as scriptural precedent, would lead us to such reaping. Frederick the Great did a very prudent thing when he organised his famous "Free Corps." In it were found the dashing, daring men who were competent to carry the war into the enemy's c...

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHARTER VII. THE LORDS IRREGULARS. "And when Apollos was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disci...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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