Quote of the day – William Carey, missionary to India


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File:William Carey.jpg“In one period the grossest ignorance and barbarism prevailed in the world; and afterwards, in a more enlightened age, the most daring infidelity, and contempt of God; so that the world which was once over-run with ignorance, now by wisdom knew not God, but changed the glory of the incorruptible God as much as in the most barbarous ages, into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Nay, as they increased in science and politeness, they ran into more abundant and extravagant idolatries.”

William Carey

An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens (1792)

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4 thoughts on “Quote of the day – William Carey, missionary to India

  1. Maria, thanks for this interesting essay. I have studied Poland quite a bit and the Poles celebrate the fact that Mieszko I converted to (c)hristianity in 966 under the direct auspices of the Vatican rather than accept conversion from his German rivals. Just like the essay points out, all Poles were then forcibly baptized into the (c)hristian religion. There was a huge celebration in Poland in 1966 commemorating the 1000 year reign of (c)hristianity in the country. Religion abounds but finding a Pole who has actually accepted Jesus as Savior is a different matter.

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