Doubtless it was," said he; "and do you think, if I can convert these thirty-seven men to the faith of Jesus Christ, it is not worth my time, though I should never be fetched off the island again?
He told them he doubted they were but indifferent Christians themselves; that they had but little knowledge of God or of His ways, and, therefore, he could not expect that they had said much to their wives on that head yet; but that unless they would promise him to use their endeavours with their wives to persuade them to become Christians, and would, as well as they could, instruct them in the knowledge and belief of God that made them, and to worship Jesus Christ that redeemed them, he could not marry them; for he would have no hand in joining Christians with savages, nor was it consistent with the principles of the Christian religion, and was, indeed, expressly forbidden in God's law.
He listened with great attention, and received with pleasure the notion of Jesus Christ
being sent to redeem us; and of the manner of making our prayers to God, and His being able to hear us, even in heaven.
Whatever we had suffered hitherto, was nothing to the difficulties we were now entering upon, and which God had decreed us to undergo for the sake of Jesus Christ
spoke those words--he said he came TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR.
Beneath a roof worthy of the stable wherein Jesus Christ
was born, the hardest duties of motherhood were fulfilled cheerfully and without consciousness of merit.
Our Lord and God, Jesus Christ
, in the abundance and riches of His lovingkindness, forgives this child.
I never brought myself to any sense of my being a miserable sinner, as indeed I was, and of confessing my sins to God, and begging pardon for the sake of Jesus Christ
Lord Jesus Christ
, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner
Moreover, to take an unjust revenge (and there cannot be any just one) is directly opposed to the sacred law that we acknowledge, wherein we are commanded to do good to our enemies and to love them that hate us; a command which, though it seems somewhat difficult to obey, is only so to those who have in them less of God than of the world, and more of the flesh than of the spirit; for Jesus Christ
, God and true man, who never lied, and could not and cannot lie, said, as our law-giver, that his yoke was easy and his burden light; he would not, therefore, have laid any command upon us that it was impossible to obey.
One thing is certain, that in the year 615 before Jesus Christ
, Necos undertook the works of an alimentary canal to the waters of the Nile across the plain of Egypt, looking towards Arabia.
Our holy father, the pope, has made him a knight of Jesus Christ
for the services he rendered to the Christians in the East; he has five or six rings as testimonials from Eastern monarchs of his services.