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Six Years in India Helen MacKenzie

Six Years in India

Helen MacKenzie

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230359847
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180 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... 216 PAESIMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... 216 PAESI BELIGION--EMIGBATION. that the Parsis (i.e. Persians) are descendants of the ancient inhabitants of Persia, and followers of Zoroaster. They fled from the Muhammadan conquerors about the end of the 7th century, and found refuge in Guzerat and the adjacent countries. Although much has been added to their faith, yet essentially they are of the same religion that Cyrus was. On the occasion of Hormasdjis baptism, Dr. Wilson preached a sermon to the Parsis, who were present in great numbers, from Isa. xlv. If you read that chapter, bearing in mind that the chief doctrines of the Zoroastrians are, that the Supreme Being is entirely passive (somewhat like Buddh and Bramh), and takes no part in the affairs of the world, which are entirely governed by two Archangels, Hormazd, the creator of light, and Ahrimran, of darkness, between whom and their followers a perpetual warfare is carried on, you will see the prophetic appropriateness of this address to Cyrus. The Parsis worship not only the Sun and the Elements, but everything as a manifestation of Hormazd- they are in fact Pantheists. Hence the Lord Jehovah says, I am the Lord, and there is none else, no other God, no other object of worship--I, the Supreme, the Almighty, I, and no Archangel, form the light and create darkness- I make peace and create evil. These deluded people still say of Him who fashioned them, He hath no hands. They teach that all things are made by the two supposed rulers of the world, and that God himself is wholly passive. The Parsis have greatly increased of late years. Some have joined the Syrian Church, and Dr. Wilson baptised the son of a Parsi convert to the Armenian faith. Many of the Apostles are said to have preached the Gospel in Persia, ...