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Who Discusses the Rich
Argues From the Bible
Wealth Is a Crime.
A Christian minister sends The
Journal the article printed below.
He rails it a bible exposition of the
ricli and the j,oor and proposes to
print In pamphlet form.
The author isan old man and thinks
our readeis would bo much Interested
in reading his argument, and that it
' will pe news to them, "but not pop
ular among the rich. "Tun Journal
has some millionaires among its read
ers and believes they will enjoy specu
lating on their chances in the next
world in the light of these articles.
The old gentleman attempts a diffi
cult task; he wants the ricli to sec
tl: it they have more than their share
cf money. Is'o one believes he has
1 'ore than his share in this world.
Vue Journal editor would not object
to having more than a bare compet
ence; he would not weep to know that
lie was worth a million. Nor would
anyone else outside of the asylum.
Still if Rev. Matthews can make any
of our wealthy friends feel badly
enough to part with their riches, he
may do some good. He may put
money in circulation. That is what
the country needs. It would help the
ministers, not many of whom are get
ting their salaries, though they vote
and pray prosperity under the gold
standard and high tariff. We trust
no rich man will take offence at Rev.
Matthew. It is the belief of many
that the money a man has cuts no ice
in the next world. It's the way he
got it, the. means lie employed to get
it, and the use he makes of it. There
is no greater responsibility than great
wealth. After all the kingdom re
ferred to by the Savior was a spiritual
kingdom. It was not an outward,
material wealth, of piper and silver,
jewelled sceptres and golden crown..
The kingdom is within you. But we
arc not going to anticapate Rev. Mat
thews. We have prefaced his paper
to show the importance of the subject
he proposes to discuss, but do not
vouch for ills application of scripture
or tils theology:
IS IT A CRIME TO UE RICH.
Bishop Newman wrote an article
under the above caption, which was
published in the Paciilc Christian Ad
vocate, no gave the rich much praise:
"Said there was but one saintly beg
gar mentioned in the Bible, where the
saintly rich were like the stars of
Heaven." I hayc written some seyen
articles, which I hope, to Pave pub
lished, in which I have proved from
the Bible, that the bishop is very
much mistaken. I write tills article
as an introduction to those articles.
The Savior said: "Lay not up for
yourselves treasure upon earth."
Matthew C-19. All rich men yio
latc this command. "The rich man
is wise in his own conceit." Prov.
28-11. "Woe unto you that are rich,
forye have received yourconsolation."
Luke 0-24. "Labor not to be rich."
Prov. 23-4. "We brought nothing into
tills world, aud it is certain we can
carry nothing out, and haying food
and raiment, let us therewith be con
tent." 1 Tim. C 7-8. We only need a
good comfortable living. The rich
ruler, had kept all the command
ments from hisyoutli up. The Savior
said: "Yet lackest thou one thing;sell
all that thou hast and distribute unto
the poor; and thou slialt have treas
ure in Heaven." Luke 18-22. ne dis
obeyed the Savior, and went away sor
rowful, ne had the promise or a
treasure in neaven, if he would
only consent to part with
his riches, ne had no treasure in
heaven, only because he was rich. I
give the Bible description of a rich
man. A man doing business in the
name of his God, and for him as a
steward of the manifold grace of God;
mm uuus qisLriuiuo uis wcuiiu uccuru- commencing
ing to juoie directions ne is not a reach any of
rich man; although he holds a large
amount of wealth for his Creator.
But a man doing business in his own
name, and for himself, and lays up for
himself treasure upon earth; and says
in liis hearf'My power and-the might
of my hand hath gotten me this
wealth." Deut. 8-17. This man as
sumes to have, and own, what does
him u rich
According to the above principle of a
rich mail, he need not have a large
amount of wealth to be a rich man.
The dishonest principle is the root of
the evil. "They that will be rich fall
Into temptation and a snare, and
Into many foolish and hurtful
lusts, wnlch drowned men in destruc
tion, and perdition. For the love of
money is the root of all evil, which
while some have coveted after, they
have erred from the faith. Firbt
Tim. G 0-10. I give the following text
to illustrate what I have written
above: "There is that maketli him
self ricli, yet hath nothing. There
is that maketli himself poor, yet hath
great riches." Prov. 13-7. It Is dishon
esty and covetousness that maketli a
man rich, according to the Bible state
ments of a rich man. The rich man
says In his heart "my power and
the might of mine hand, hath gotten
me this wealth. But thou shalt re
member the Lord thy God: for it Is
he that givetli thee pemer to get
wealth." Deut. 8-17-18. Rich men
always make themselves rich, "yet
hath nothing." They have assumed
the power to get wealth. And when
the have got it, it does not belong to
them. They robbed God to get It,
they have nothing of their own. "A
certain rich man said lie had much
goods laid up for many years." But
God said unto him; "thou fool, this
night thy soul slnll be required of
thee." Luke 12-20. But the man that
maketli himself poor, yet hath great
riches. He calls everything the gift of
He receives food and raiment, as a
gracious gift from God. The power to
get wealth is of God. ne does not
claim to be the rightful owner of any
thing he has charge of, but does busi
ness altogether in the name of the
Lord, and for him. He makes, and
holda wealth, for the cause of God,
according to Bible direction. He
thus maketli himself poor. ButGcd
gives him the riches of eternal life,
when he Is discharged.
Wendell Phillips was not a mad
man when he said: "The problem of
the rich and poor, would yet try our
souls,as slavery has never tried them."
It is one of the hardest trials to mo
of anything I have ever experienced.
The Bible tells me to defend the poor
and fatherless. I am glad the Lord
defends the poor so truly. I defend
them because they are oppressed by
the rich, so that many of them are
brought down to intense suffering,
with no possible chance to help them
selves. "Do not rich men oppress you,
and draw you before the -judgment
seats. Do not they blaspheme that
worthy name by the which ye are
called." James 2 G-7. "The righteous
considereth the cause of the poor, but
the wicked regardetb not to know it."
Prov. 29-7. "Whoso stoppeth his ears
at the cry of the poor, he also shall
cry himself but shall not be heard."
"Harken my beloved brethren hath
not God chosen the poor of this world,
rich in faith, and heirs of a kingdom,
which he hath promised to them that
love him" James 25 "Go to now ye
ricli men, weep and howl for your mis
eries, that shall come upon you, your
riches are corrupted, your garments
are moth eaten, your gold and silver is
cankered, and the rust of them shall
be a witness against you, and shall cat
your flesh as it were fire. Ye have
heaped treasure together for the last
days." James 51-5-3.
The reader will please study my
proof texts in this, and all my artic
les; and you will And my statements
to be according to Bible facts, and my
delinltlon of the ricli man, will be
found correct. I have carried for
ward most of my quotations through
most all of my articles; but you will
only have the better understanding
by repeatedly reading them. I believe
my articles to be exceedingly yaluable;
so inuch so, that I hope to have them
revised and put in good shape and
published in a pamphlet, and scat
tered abroad, so as to make them a
great blessing to the rich and poor.
Especially to the poor. I want the
ricli to see that they.have more than
their share of money. If they can see
that; it will be a great blessing to
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