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American Missionary

Volume 42, No. 11, November, 1888

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,967 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.1
LoC Categories: AP, BR
Downloads: 2,423
Added to site: 2004.11.15
mnybks.net#: 9230
Genres: Religion, Periodical
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Nicodemus. He invited her to his discipleship just as cordially, and to the same discipleship. There is not a hint that the Good Shepherd built another fold for the Samaritan sheep, lest some of the Jewish flock should jump over the fence, if they were put into the same fold.

These Samaritans were not only degraded and despised socially, but they were also superstitious in their religious beliefs, and semi-heathen in their forms of worship. It would take generations to bring them up to a level with the Jewish Christians. They could not comprehend much of the intelligent preaching that Christ addressed to the Jews. Why not appoint a special missionary for them, and then quietly exclude them from the ordinary gatherings? This course would avoid criticism; it would not violate the established ideas of social and religious propriety. Nothing need be said about it. It would not be best to put it on parchment; just let it be quietly whispered about that the disciples thought it was better for the Samaritan C

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