Do all things without murmurings and disputings:…
Captain Stephens relates this incident illustrative of the unwisdom of different denominations competing in the same community for converts. Of course success among the inhabitants of Hawaii brought other labourers into the field, and this led to the following dialogue, which is not without its instruction and warning: — "Have you different gods?" "Different gods? No, we all worship the same living and true God." "Do you have different Bibles? Certainly not. There is but one Bible, written by men divinely inspired." "Have you all the same Saviour?" "Yes, the same." "Well, then, with the same God. the same Saviour, and the same Bible, we cannot understand why you differ." Why should differing Christians put this stumbling block in the way of recently converted heathens. The world is large, and the idolatrous are yet a great multitude.
(J. L. Nye.)
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