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I read in the biography of a missionary concerning an Indian law student who became a Christian. He asked the missionary if he could be baptised secretly as, if he was baptised in a public service, his Hindu father would cut off his allowance and disown him. The missionary insisted that baptism must be an open confession of faith in Christ or nothing. The student accepted the condition and was duly baptised. His father did cut off his allowance. He had to leave university and became a clerk instead of a barrister. When the missionary was returning to England, the young man came to see him off at the station. The missionary told him how sorry he was that his conversion had meant such a sacrifice, but the young man gripped the missionary’s hand and said, "But it is worth it!"

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