“The ‘Gleaner’ in the Timneh Country”

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The "Gleaner" in the Timneh Country.

Mr. Mathaniel M. Bull, Native Catechist at Prince Alfred's Town, in Timneh Country, near Sierra Leone, writes:—

A week ago two Lokkoh men came to me on a visit. I drew them to converse much about sacred things. I told them that there is no man on earth that sinneth not, and therefore no one has a right to heaven, the place where there is no sin.

Upon this the Mende man says, "All living men are committing sin (and God weighs the sins and righteousness of all men), and should your sins which you have committed surpass the good, if you die on the morrow, you will go to hell; but should the good outweigh the evil, and you die on the morrow, you will be taken by God to heaven." This, sir, is the ground upon which all Mende men stand to go to heaven.

I here call the aid of Rev. C. B. Leupolt's parable (C.M.S. GLEANER, May number, page 50), changing the local words Baboo, rupees, fakeer. I turned it to Mende. It met a singular success; after this I propose the way of salvation by Jesus Christ alone.

Digital Publication Details

Title: “The ‘Gleaner’ in the Timneh Country”

Creator(s): Anonymous; Nathaniel M. Bull

Publication date: (1874) 2022

Digital publishers: One More Voice, COVE

Critical encoding: Kenneth C. Crowell, Cassie Fletcher, Adrian S. Wisnicki

One More Voice identifier: liv_026041

Cite (Chicago Author-Date): Anonymous, and Nathaniel M. Bull. (1874) 2022. “The ‘Gleaner’ in the Timneh Country.” Edited by Kenneth C. Crowell and Cassie Fletcher. In “BIPOC Voices,” One More Voice, solidarity edition; Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education (COVE). https://onemorevoice.org/html/bipoc-voices/digital-editions-amd/liv_026041_HTML.html.

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