Tahiti: 200 Years of Christian Culture

Two hundred years ago, in 1815, the recently converted Christian king of Tahiti, Pomare II, was attending worship on the Sabbath day. Suddenly, his enemies under the leadership of the Prophet of Oro furiously attacked the assembly, having been promised an easy victory by their Prophet. The missionaries, however had warned the… 

New Ethics Against Virtue

or How to Cowardly Abandon All Resolve and Condemn the Teaching of Those Who Fall from Favor and Lose Popularity After the manner of Erasmus When the sands of time have shifted, the winds of change have altered course, and the status quo yields so that his principles are no… 

Emeal Zwayne, God of the Generations

[T]he deterioration of the christian family, whereby christian parents are failing to proactively pass down a godly heritage to their children, is the root cause to [the secularization of modern society] we are seeing . . . today.?????????Emeal Zwayne, …

Reflecting On the 1820s

[I]n the frame of society in the United States [during the 1820s, will be] found something clearly distinguishing a Christian from a heathen or Atheistic state, something worthy to be imitated by less enlightened communities and less favored natio…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pgs. 249-250

The haughty [Hawaiian] queen bowed her knees before the King of heaven, and confessed her sins, and in impressive language poured forth her earnest prayer… The missionaries had been slow to give her credit for any interest at heart in the concer…

Stephen R. Riggs, Takoo Wakan, pg. 386

That uncivilized heathen nations should first be civilized, and then Christianized, is a sentiment of the past. Now it is coming more and more to be acknowledged, that the Bible is the great civilizer of the nations.?????????Stephen R. Riggs, Takoo Waka…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 211

As belief of Christianity gained ground in the minds of the [Hawaiian] rulers, we were happy to see a corresponding desire to do what seemed to them proper to do, towards enlightening and reforming the people. When we urged them to undertake this,…

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
—Revelation 11:15