The Life of William Carey

The Life of William Carey

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The Life of William Carey

The Life of William Carey

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MAX Mueller, the great oriental scholar, says, "The religious reform which is now going on in India is the most momentous movement of this momentous century." It is always interesting to follow a great stream to its source, where it bursts from the rock or trickles from the hillside. William Carey is recognized as the father of modern missions. In considering his life we trace this stream to its fountain.

Never has the law of history, that when God has a great work to do, the instrument is found ready, been more fully illustrated than in the life we come to study.

Northern Europe had enjoyed more than two centuries of protestantism and yet no general movement had been made to extend the blessings of the Gospel to the heathen world. "I think," said a distinguished minister of that day, "that your scheme, considering the paucity of ministers, hath a very unfavorable aspect with respect to churches at home, where, charity ought to begin." At a meeting of ministers, held about the same time, an informal debate was proposed upon important questions.

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