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… 

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 281

If the safety and perpetuity of all that is valuable in a country depend on the intelligence and virtue of the inhabitants, is it not clearly the right and duty of the state or the government to take measures adapted to promote such intelligence a…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278

The state, deriving all its powers from God, both rulers and subjects being bound to do God’s will, and its chief magistrate being emphatically God’s minister, ought to be, and in an impotant sense is, a religious institution.?????????Hiram Bingham, A R…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278

The ministry of religion and the ministry of the state each has its duties; but each in its own order and place, and both for the glory of the same Master, in accordance with the Divine will.?????????Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278

Daniel Ford, Liberty and Property, pg. 158

Only representatives who are themselves taxed will be sensible of the real burden that their taxation imposes upon the property of others.?????????Daniel Ford, Liberty and Property, pg. 158

“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