History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China eBook

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her crown!  But if she do not, then we trust that some other of the sacramental hosts will take the lead and receive too the honor, for it is for the glory of the great Captain of our salvation, and for the interests of His kingdom.  We need the united strength of all these branches of Zion for the great work, which the Master has set before us, in calling on us to evangelize the world.  In expecting to obtain this union, will it be said, that we are looking for a chimera?  It ought to be so, ought it not?  Then it is no chimera.  It may take time for the churches to come up to this standard, but within a few years past we have seen tendencies to union among different branches of the Presbyterian family in Australia, in Canada, in our own country, and in England and Scotland.  In many places these tendencies are stronger now than they have ever before been since the days of the Reformation.  True, human nature is still compassed with infirmities even in the Church of Christ.  But the day of the world’s regeneration is approaching, and as it approaches nearer to us, doubtless the different branches of the Presbyterian family will approach still nearer to each other.  God hasten the time, and keep us also from doing anything to retard, but everything to help it forward, and to his name be the praise forever.  Amen.

Appendix A.

Further to illustrate the unity of the Churches under the care of the two Missions, I will transcribe from the Reports of the Amoy Mission, for the years 1861 and 1862.

From the Report for 1861.  Dated Feb. 24. 1862.

Our work is so interwoven with that of the Missionaries of the English Presbyterian Church, that we cannot give a full report of the state of our Churches and out-stations without including in it a partial report of some of their stations.  We have, therefore, thought it best, both on this account, and because the Churches gathered by us and by them are really one, to give statistics of both Missions with brief remarks.  These, besides simplifying the matter, will enable the Church at home to become better acquainted with the real progress of the cause of Christ in this region.

Missionaries and Assistant Missionaries of the Reformed Dutch Church at Amoy, at the close if the year 1861. [Here follow their names, and remarks concerning them.]

Missionaries and Assistant Missionaries of the English Presbyterian Church at the close of the year 1861. [Here follow their names, and remarks concerning them.]

Tabular View of the Churches and Mission Stations under the care of the Reformed Dutch Church, and English Presbyterian Church, in Amoy and vicinity.

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