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Jennings and Pye; Eaton and Mains,
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408 The Philippines and the Par East.
they did not make them to force them upon the people, but for those who wished to receive them.
a aBut as the weather changes, so has changed the fate of the Filipinos. Perhaps God has so ordained, and we have now the opportunity to read and learn the truth concerning the soul, especially the New Testament which has been lying in the dark abyss of the ignorance of the people because the Spanish government intrusted to the friars the religious education of the inhabitants of these Islands, and the friars had refused to publish the truth for fear the Filipinos would discover their false doctrines and erroneous beliefs, declaring that they represented the apostles of Jesus Christ.
a aFor the advancement of Christianity, please tell us how we are to aid you financially in the circulation of the Word of God/ a
This translation and distribution of the Word of God carried on by these two societies makes mission work possible. Without the Scriptures we would be powerless. Wherever our men go they find the ground already broken by these plowshares of truth.
THE BENGUET ROAD.THE BENGUET ROAD.