Forty years in south China; the life of Rev. John Van Nest Talmage, D. D

3 reading/s
THELIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OFCALIFORNIA LOSANGELES V f' FORTY YEARS IN SOUTH CHINA THE LIFE Rev. VAN NEST TALMAGE, D.D.JOHN CY Rev. JOHN GERARDUS FAGG MISSIONARY OF THE AMERICAN REFORMED (DUTCH) CHURCH, AT AMOY, CHINA NEW YORK ANSON D. F. RANDOLPH & COMPANY (lNCORrOl;ATEDl 182 FIFTH AVENUE Copyright, 1894, by Anson D, F. Randolph & Company (Inc.). PRESS OF o. Jenkins' son, NEW YORK. TiH-Fi3 INTRODUCTION. BY REV. T. DE WITT TALMAGE, D.D. Too near was I to the subject of this biography to write an impartial introduction. When John Van Nest Talmage went, my last brother went. Stunned until I staggered through the corridors of the hotel in London, England, when the news came Ifthat John was dead. I should say all that I felt I would declare that since Paul the great apostle to the Gentiles, a more faithful or consecrated man has not lifted his voice in the dark places of hea- thenism. I said it while he was alive, and might "as well say now that he isit dead. He was the hero of our family." He did not go to a far-off land to preach because people in America did not want Atto hear him preach. the time of his first going to China he had a call to succeed Rev. Dr. Brod- head, of Brooklyn, the Chrysostom of the American pulpit, a call with a large salary, and there would not have been anything impossible to him in the matters of religious work or Christian achievement had he tarried in his native land. But nothing (3) 1211551 Introduction.

read more fold up

Download the publication

  • Format PDF
Comments Embed Stats & info of the document Back to top
les_archives_du_savoir
published by

subscribe

You may also like

next

THELIBRARY
OF
THE UNIVERSITY
OFCALIFORNIA
LOSANGELESVf'FORTY YEARS IN
SOUTH CHINA
THE LIFE
Rev. VAN NEST TALMAGE, D.D.JOHN
CY
Rev. JOHN GERARDUS FAGG
MISSIONARY OF THE AMERICAN REFORMED (DUTCH) CHURCH,
AT AMOY, CHINA
NEW YORK
ANSON D. F. RANDOLPH & COMPANY
(lNCORrOl;ATEDl
182 FIFTH AVENUECopyright, 1894, by
Anson D, F. Randolph & Company (Inc.).
PRESS OF
o. Jenkins' son,
NEW YORK.TiH-Fi3
INTRODUCTION.
BY REV. T. DE WITT TALMAGE, D.D.
Too near was I to the subject of this biography
to write an impartial introduction. When John
Van Nest Talmage went, my last brother went.
Stunned until I staggered through the corridors of
the hotel in London, England, when the news came
Ifthat John was dead. I should say all that I felt
I would declare that since Paul the great apostle
to the Gentiles, a more faithful or consecrated man
has not lifted his voice in the dark places of hea-
thenism. I said it while he was alive, and might
"as well say now that he isit dead. He was the
hero of our family." He did not go to a far-off land
to preach because people in America did not want
Atto hear him preach. the time of his first going
to China he had a call to succeed Rev. Dr. Brod-
head, of Brooklyn, the Chrysostom of the American
pulpit, a call with a large salary, and there would
not have been anything impossible to him in the
matters of religious work or Christian achievement
had he tarried in his native land. But nothing
(3)
1211551Introduction.
could detain him from the work to which God
called him years before he became a Christian.
writingMy reason for that anomalous statement is
that when a boy in Sabbath-school at Boundbrook,
"New he read a Library book, entitled TheJersey,
Life of Henry Martyn, the Missionary," and he
"said to our mother, Mother ! when I grow up Iam
"going to a missionary !be The remark made no
especial impression theat time. Years passed on
before his conversion. But when the grace of God
appeared to him, and he had begun his study for
"the ministry, he said one day, Mother! Do you
'remember that many years ago I said, I am going
to be a missionary'?" She replied, "Yes! I re-
" "member you said so." Well," said he, I am
going to keep my promise." And how well he
kept it millions of souls on earth and in heaven
have long since heard. But his chief work is yet
to come. We get our chronology so twisted that
we come to believe that the white marble of the
tomb is the mile-stone at which a good man stops,
when it is only a mile-stone on a journey, the most
of the miles of which are yet to be travelled.
The Dictionary which my brother prepared with
more than two decades of study, the religious liter-
ature he transferred from English into Chinese, the
hymns he wrote for others sing, although him-to

Be the first to leave a comment!!

12/1000 maximum characters.

Lisez à volonté, où que vous soyez
1 mois offert, without obligation Learn more