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The Duty of American Christians to send the Gospel to the Heathen.

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The words of the text form a part of the Saviour's instructions to his disciples, when he sent them forth to preach the Gospel to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

They had themselves been recently called from their various occupations in life, to the high and responsible office of apostleship in the Christian church. They had been endued with power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease. They were commissioned, as they went, to preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand—to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils. And they were directed to impart to others the miraculous gifts of the Gospel, with the same freedom and readiness with which they received the power of working miracles from their Divine Master. Freely ye have received—freely give.

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