The Cross and the Dragon, Or, Light in the Broad East

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Anson D. F. Randolph, 1885 - 483 ˹
 

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˹ 70 - Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere. Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified. Their hearts being rectified, their persons were cultivated. Their persons being cultivated, their families were regulated. Their families being regulated, their States were rightly governed. Their States being rightly governed, the whole Empire was made tranquil and happy.
˹ 179 - Those who quietly profess and teach these doctrines shall not be harassed or persecuted on account of their faith. Any person, whether citizen of the United States or Chinese convert, who, according to these tenets, peaceably teaches and practises the principles of Christianity shall in no case be interfered with or molested therefor.
˹ 418 - They forget, or will not remember, that human sacrifices, and the power of an idolatrous priesthood a system of profligacy unparalleled in any other part of the world infanticide a consequence of that system bloody wars, where the conquerors spared neither women nor children that all these have been abolished ; and that dishonesty, intemperance, and licentiousness have been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity. In a voyager to forget these things is base ingratitude...
˹ 354 - Former, that they may be able to give a Reason for the hope that is in them : to the latter, that they may not determine against Christianity, from arguments applicable to its corruptions only.
˹ 63 - More than once his life was endangered. He compared himself to a dog driven from his home : " I have the fidelity of that animal, and I am treated like it. But what matters the ingratitude of men ? They cannot hinder me from doing all the good that is appointed me. If my precepts are disregarded, I have the consolation in my own breast of knowing that I have faithfully performed my duty.
˹ 70 - The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue, throughout the empire, *first ordered well their own States. Wishing to order well their States, they first regulated their families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their...
˹ 71 - He corrects himself and blames not others ; he feels no dissatisfaction. On the one hand, he murmurs not at Heaven, nor, on the other, does he feel resentment toward men; hence the superior man dwells at ease, entirely waiting the will of Heaven.
˹ 179 - The principles of the Christian religion as professed by the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, are recognized as teaching men to do good, and do to others as they would have others do to them. Hereafter, those who quietly profess and teach these doctrines shall not be harassed or persecuted on account of their faith.
˹ 182 - ... been extirpated, or the stone extracted. These services must be witnessed to understand fully their interest. Deep emotions have been awakened when contrasting the restrictions of the first years of Protestant missions in China with the present freedom. Then, not permitted to avow our missionary character and object lest it might eject us from the country ; nor could a Chinese receive a Christian book but at the peril of his safety, or embrace that religion without hazarding his life. Now, he...
˹ 418 - Kotzebue, both the missionaries, their system, and the effects produced by it. Such reasoners never compare the present state with that of the island only twenty years ago, nor even with that of Europe at this day ; but they compare it with the high standard of gospel perfection.

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