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THE

MISSIONARY CONVENTION

AT

JERUSALEM;

OR AN

EXHIBITION

OF THE

CLAIMS OF THE WORLD

TO THE

GOSPEL,

"Tax Prophets used much by metaphors
To set forth truth. Yea, whoso considers
Christ - his Apostles too, - shall plainly see,
That truths, to this day in such mantles be."

John Bunyan.

BY REV. DAVID A BEEL,

MISSIONARY TO CHINA.

NEW.YORK:

PUBLISHED BY JOHN S. TAYLOR,
THEOLOGICAL AND SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOOKSELLER, BRICK CHURCH

CHAPEL, CORNER PARK-ROW AND SPRUCE-STREET.

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1838, by

JOHN S. TAYLOR, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States, for the

Soutbern District of New-York.

G. F. HOPKINS, Printer, 2 Ann-street.

CONTENTS.

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PREPACE.....

CHAPTER I. - Description of the Assembly. -- Opened with reading the

Scriptures expressive of God's purpose to convert all nations, and

the means of its accomplishment.

13

CHAPTER II. — Speech of an Oriental;- his own ignorance especially
of the subjects referred to in the texts cited, - how can they be recon-
ciled with the history of the church? - Disobedience to Christ's com-

mands. - Its effects upon his relatives and friends, ....,

17

CHAPTER III. – An Englishman.— Attempts to reconcile the discrepan-

cies alleged. - Greatest exertions to be given to the most important

places. - England most important;- therefore the command not

disobeyed,

23

CHAPTER IV. - American, applies the same reasoning to his own

country,

20

CHAPTER V.- German to his,............

29

CHAPTER VI. - Other Christians, same reasoning. – A converted Chi-

-exposes the absurdity of such interpretation, — shows they
have not carried out their own principles,....

92

CHAPTER VII. - A native of India, of European parents. - Reaction

of Missions. -To benefit one's own country must act on a liberal

scale,..

38

CHAPTER VIII. - Second day.-One who had prevented his son from

becoming a Missionary. Charity begins at home.

Heathen enough

at home,

45

CHAPTER IX. Layman of education who had two sons Missiona-

ries. - Fallacy of the above objections, .

49

CHAPTER X.- A Christian who knew very little of Missions, and took

no pains to become interested in them. - Time not yet come Must

not take God's work out of his hand, ..

55

CHAPTER XI. - Converted Mahometan. - Inconsistency of previous

reasoning.- Do not act up even to this. - Providential preparations

for the gospel in many places,..

58

CHAPTER XII. - A minister who was once going to the heathen, but

abandoned his purpose. - The heathen in a much better state than
many suppose, ..

03

CHAPTER XIII. - A commentator. — Destiny of the heathen. - Only

safe plan of action,

67

CHAPTER XIV.-Third day. Subject of the day, sectarian distinc.

tion.-Speakers contending that the church must first be purified,

each in his own way. – A converted Brahmin. --Effects of this see-

tarian spirit upon himself and the church. -Greatest hinderance to

Missions,.......

83

CHAPTER XV. – Liberal-minded Christian. -How sects might act in

concert in evangelizing the world,

91

CHAPTER XVI. - Objections to Missions by a Millenarian, answered by

one of the same school. – No other speaker. - Old man who first

spoke surprised at what he had heard, asked what grand laws had

been enacted for extending the kingdom of Christ. This to be the

subject of future discussion,......

100

CHAPTER XVII. - First principle admitted by the assembly. - Second

principle. – A heathen inquired why so many young men remained

at home. - Many replies,.

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