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MISSIONARY CONVENTION

AT

JERUSALEM;

OR AN

EXHIBITION

OF THE

CLAIMS OF THE WORLD

TO THE

GOSPEL.

"The Prophets used much b metaphors
To set forth truth. Yea, w oso considers
Christ — his Apostles too, - shall plainly see,
That truths, to this day in such mantles be.”

John Bunyan.

BY REV. DAVID ABEEL,

MISSIONRY TO CHINA.

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

CHAPEL, CORNER PARK-ROW AND SPRUCE-STREET.

MISSIONARY CONVENTION

AT

JERUSALEM;

OR AN

EXHIBITION

OF THE

CLAIMS OF THE WORLD

TO THE

GOSPEL.

"The Prophets used much b metaphors
To set forth truth. Yea, woso considers
Christ — his Apostles too, – shall plainly see,
That truths, to this day in such mantles be."

John Bunyan.

BY REV. DAVID AREEL,

MISSION R 10 CHINA.

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NEW.YORK: PUBLISHED BY JOHN S. TAYLOR, THEOLOGICAL AND SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOOKSELLER, BRICK CHURCH CHAPEL, CORNER PARK-ROW AND SPRUCB-STREET.

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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

Southern District of New-York.

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G. F. HoPKINS, Printer, 3 Ann-street.

PREFACE.

THE advocates of foreign missions are obliged to contend with serious obstacles when they plead with Christians to send the gospel to the heathen.

Many of those whom they address combine with a very limited knowledge of the subject, the strange belief that it stands in hostile array against their personal interests and the spiritual welfare of their countries. So long have they possessed the inestimable blessings of divine grace, that they have at least practically forgotten that these blessing were neither communicated originally to them, nor designed exclusively for them. Hence they assume as a princi

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