The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James:|
Sabbath morn the Christian chief and his four companions were met
outside the village by the heathen chief, who implored and
threatened them once more. But the former said:--
"'We come to you without weapons of war! We come only to tell
you about Jesus. We believe that He will protect us to-day.'
"As they pressed steadily forward towards the village, spears
began to be thrown at them. Some they evaded, being all except
one dexterous warriors; and others they literally received with
their bare hands, and turned them aside in an incredible manner.
The heathen, apparently thunderstruck at these men thus
approaching them without weapons of war, and not even flinging