Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.…
Recently, at Chicago, Bishop Whipple related the following incident as an illustration of the moral courage of Christian Indians: "One day an Indian came to our missionary and said, 'I know this religion is true. The men who have walked in this new trail are better and happier. But I have always been a warrior, and my hands are full of blood. Could I be a Christian?' The missionary repeated the story of God's love. To test the man, he said, 'May I cut your hair?' The Indian wears his scalp-lock for his enemy. When it is cut it is a sign that he will never go on the war-path again. The man said, 'Yes, you may cut it. I shall throw my old life away.' It was cut. He started for home, and met some wild Indians, who shouted with laughter, and with taunts said, 'Yesterday you were a warrior; to-day you are a squaw.' It stung the man to madness, and he rushed to his home and threw himself on the floor and burst into tears. His wife was a Christian, and came and put her arms about his neck and said, 'Yesterday there was not a man in this world who dared call you a coward. Can't you be as brave for Him who died for you as you were to kill the Sioux?' He sprung to his feet and said, 'I can, and will.' I have known many brave, fearless servants of Christ, but I never knew one braver than this chief."
Parallel VersesKJV: Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.