Life of Henry Martyn, Missionary to India and Persia, 1781 to 1812

Author: Sarah J. Rhea
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,344 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 443
Added to site: 2009.09.26
mnybks.net#: 25384
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Religion
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ers, passengers and crew, and shuns not to declare the whole counsel of God, even the unpalatable doctrine of the future punishment of the wicked. He says: "The threats and opposition of these men made me willing to set before them the truths they hated, yet I had no species of hesitation about doing it. They said they would not come if so much hell was preached, but I took for my text, 'The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God.' The officers were all behind my back in order to have an opportunity of retiring in case of dislike. H., as soon as he heard the text, went back and said he would hear no more about hell; so he employed himself in feeding the geese. However, God I trust blessed the sermon to the good of many; some of the cadets and many of the soldiers were in tears. I felt an ardor and vehemence in some parts which are unusual with me. After service walked the deck with Mrs. ----; she spoke with so much simplicity and amiable humility that I was full of joy and admira

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