It maybe that these experiences have fitted me in some sort to write a book which, without any pre tense to learning, will nevertheless help some who have been perplexed, by the many problems which arise from the consideration of God's dealing with his children. Among such there are none whom I would be so glad to help as the young student of the ology, who perhaps has found that such questions are not congenial to the lecture-room of the seminary. There may be some who, without venturing to apply to themselves St. Paul's words, yet have experienced his disappointment, They who were of repute im parted nothing to me, but contrariwise It may be that they shall find here at least the sympathy for which they long. The questions considered here have a direct bear ing on the problem of missions to the heathen, questions which are coming to the front with star tling rapidity. Before these can be answered, it is necessary that we should be clear in our own minds as to what is meant by the heathen. An examination of this will lead us to see that they differ as we do, and that there is no ready-made method by which they can be converted to Christ.