I personally believe that the success of any missionary endeavor can be measured by the degree that nationals on any mission field are themselves fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. For this goal of
Our present-day culture can be described as a comfort-at-any-cost society. In this environment, things such as affliction, pain, persecution, and other forms of suffering are viewed as obstacles and enemies. Missionaries are not immune from
Millions of professing Christians waiver, when confronted with the need to follow Christ whole-heartedly. Millions more excuse themselves by saying, “I am thinking about it. Perhaps one day I will decide.” The latter group is
Used of children generally (Matt. 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; Rom. 2:20). It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith and knowledge (1 Cor. 3:1; Heb. 5:13; 1 Pet. 2:2). In Isa. 3:4 “the word “babes” refers to a succession of weak and wicked” princes who reigned over Judah from the death of Josiah downward to the destruction of Jerusalem.
The name given to the tower which the primitive fathers of our race built in the land of Shinar after the Deluge (Gen. 11:1-9). Their object in building this tower was probably that it might “be seen as a rallying-point in the extensive plain of Shinar, to” “which they had emigrated from the uplands of Armenia, and so” prevent their being scattered abroad. But God interposed and “defeated their design by condounding their language, and hence” “the name Babel, meaning “confusion.” In the Babylonian tablets” “there is an account of this event, and also of the creation and” the deluge. (See CHALDEA.) “The Temple of Belus, which is supposed to occupy its site, is described by the Greek historian Herodotus as a temple of great “extent and magnificence, erected by the Babylonians for their” god Belus. The treasures Nebuchadnezzar brought from Jerusalem were laid up in this temple (2 Chr. 36:7). “The Birs Nimrud, at ancient Borsippa, about 7 miles south-west “of Hillah, the modern town which occupies a part of the site of” “ancient Babylon, and 6 miles from the Euphrates, is an immense” “mass of broken and fire-blasted fragments, of about 2,300 feet” “in circumference, rising suddenly to the height of 235 feet” “above the desert-plain, and is with probability regarded as the” “ruins of the tower of Babel. This is “one of the most imposing” “ruins in the country.” Others think it to be the ruins of the” Temple of Belus.
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