The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, September 23, 1917, SECTION FIVE, Page 10, Image 70

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    THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER S3, 1917.
METHODIST MINISTERS WILL ATTEND OREGON CONFERENCE
Annual Gathering Will Be Held at Springfield, Beginning Next Tuesday Night, With Reception to Bishop and ftlrs. Matthew Simpson Hughes.
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MINISTERS of the Methodist Epis
copal Church in pulpits through
out the Oregon conference have
arranged their affairs for attendance
upon the annual gathering, to be held
at Springfield, beginning next Tuesday
night, with a reception to Bishop and
2.1 r. Matthew Simpson Hughes and the
lour district superintendents.
Today the various pastors of the de
nomination will preach their last ser
mon before conference session, many of
them being slated for transfer to other
pulpits when the assignments are an
nounced. The conference will meet In a fine
new church, of which Dr. S. A. Dan ford,
a pioneer preacher of the denomination.
Is pastor. Bishop .Hughes will be the
presiding officer. His cabinet is com
posed of Lr. William Wallace Young
son, superintendent of Portland dis
trict: Dr. T. B. Ford, superintendent of
Salem district: Or. James Moore, super
intendent of Eugene district, and Dr.
If. J. Van Fossen, superintendent of
IClamath district.
The first business session of the con
ference, at which organization will be
effected, takes place next Wednesday
morning at 9 o'clock.
Sessions will then continue until next
Monday morning, when Bishop Hughes
will announce the pastoral assignments,
perhaps the most important feature of
the meeting.
An excellent programme has been ar
ranged, consisting of addresses by
prominent men and women of the de
nomination, representing each of the
boards and benevolences of the church.
The Mayor of Springfield will welcome
the visitors Tuesday night.
One of the foremost speakers from
outside the bounds of the conference
will be Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, pro
fessor of historical theology in Garrett
biblical Institute. Chicago.
Others who will take a prominent
part in the sessions of the conference
are Rev. Carl G. Doney, president of
Willamette University, the denomi
national school at Salem; Dr. R. N.
Avison, pastor of First Church, Salem;
Dr. C. O. McCulloch, pastor of Epworth
Church, Portland, and Robert H.
Hughes, editor of the Pacific Christian
Advocate, official organ of the church
In the Northwest, published at Portland.
'Drive" Planned for Young
People's Societies.
Dr. Joseph Clark to Address Rally of
Three Charts Organisations.
ARRANGEMENTS have been com
pleted whereby Dr. Joseph Clark,
of the Baptist Mission Board, will de
liver an address on Africa to the young
people of the Christian Endeavor, Bap
tist Union and Epworth League at the
White Temple at 3 o'clock next Sun
day. This rally is planned as a feature
of the big mission-study drive of the
three organizations of tne city.
Dr. Clark, who is one of the most
noted men in the Baptist Church, has
had wide missionary experience and is
also a gifted orator. His address will
Inspire the young people, it is planned,
to organize mission-study classes in
their local chapters this Fall. Africa
Is the feature of the study this year
and a general committee of the three
younr ro.le's societies, acting with
an advisory committee of ministers. Is
working out plans fora class in every
church affiliated with the Portland
General Ministerial Association.
This is the first "drive" ever organ
ized in Portland, in which all three of
the young people's organizations are to
co-operate In addition to the big rally
to be held fiext Sunday afternoon, ar
rangements are being made whereby
each minister affiliated with the gen
eral association will preach a sermon
on Africa or in some special manner
emphasize the subject from his pulpit
Sunday, October 28.
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There will be services In St. Steph
en's Pro-Cathedral today. This morn
ing there will be Holy Communion at
7:45, and at 11 o'clock Rev. E. H. Clark,
of McMinnville, will have charge of the
morning prayer and sermon. At 7:45
P. M., Rev. O. W. Taylor will conduct
evening prayer and give the address.
The congregation of the White Tem
ple will be favored today with sermons
roth morning and evening from Dr.
Noftsinger, who for seven years was
pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Butte, Montana, going from there to
the Temple Baptist Church of Seattle,
where he was the pastor for half a de
cade. He is now the pastor of one of
the most vigorous Baptist Churches in
West Washington, that of Mount Ver
non. He has for three years filled
with great acceptance the highest gift
PARABLE OF RICH MAN AND LAZARUS IS THEME OF
.
Rev. Harold H. Griffis, Pastor of First Christian Church, Emphasizes Lesson of Jesus as Applicable to Present Day.
THE RICK MAX AND LAZARCS IX THE
TWENTIETH CESTIEV.
tfrmoa T'reaehed mt Tlntt Christian Church
by Fsator. Uev. Harold II. Uriffis.
I INVITE attention to a statement
found in the 26th verse of the 16th
chapter of Luke: "Between us and
you there is a great gulf fixed."
One of the tragedies of sin is that
It separates. It is rr. ...
divisive. It leads
to estrangement. It
separates husband
and wife; it sep
arates capital and
labor; It separates
God and man. The
primitive story of i ,
the Garden of Eden
rings true to hu- ' 'V
man experience:
the disobedience of "
Adam and Eve:
brings a sense of i
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God's presence among too trees of the
eTarien.
But if wo are to learn the whole
truth about the consequences of sin,
we must go and listen to that one who
spoke as never man spake. And what
did Jesus have to say about the di
visive tendency of sin? His story Is
simple but startling. With a few vivid
strokes he paints a picture that en
compasses the entire subject. We call
that picture the Parable of the Rich
Man and Lazarus. In this parable the
centrifugal force is strong. It shows
how sin operates to drive men apart
and to destroy them. It is a concrete
illustration of the impassable barriers
erected by the powers of darkness in
human life. Its keynote is: "Between
-us and you there is a great gull
fixed."
In interpreting- this parable of the
rich man and Lazarus. I want you to
look at the gulf. 1 want you to see
just what this gulf was and what was
its origin. For 1 believe that today
we have among us the same kind of
gulf and that the presence of this
gulf in modern society has given rise
to some of the most serious problems
of the hour.
In the first place, let us notice the
dimensions of this gulf. Let us see
West Washington the presidency of
within the denominational work of
tne West Washington Baptist Conven
tion. Dr. Noftsinger's sermon topic on
Sunday morning will be -The Chris
tian's Task": evening topic. "The
Fragrant Life."
...
Dr. Maud Allen, In charge of the
Presbyterian Mission Hospital at Fero
zepore, Punjab, India, returned home on
furlough this Summer and will be in
Portland for four days, after an ab
sence of 14 years. She is accompanied
by her mother. Mrs. Josephine Allen.
Dr. Allen graduated from the old high
school of this city, and is a member
of Calvary Presbyterian Church, be
ing brought up in Its Sunday school
and Christian Endeavor Society. She
is an interesting speaker and will give
an address in Calvary -Church today at
7:30 P. M.. to which service her old
friends and many others interested are
invited.
Rev. Spencer S. Sulliger
Resigns Church Work.
Major and Chaplain In Second
Washington Infantry Is New
Rank of Well-Knwa Methodist
Pastor.
AFTER 21 years' continuous service
In charge of various districts of
the Methodist Episcopal Church In
Western Washington, Spencer S. Sul
liger, D. D., has resigned his position
as head of Tacoma District and will
devote his entire time henceforth to
his position as chaplain of the Second
Washington Infantry, National Guard,
and expects soon to see duty in France.
He was recently promoted to the rank
of Major.
Major Sulliger, who is one of the
best-known and most loved preachers
In Northwest Methodism, resigned at
the session of the Puget Sound Con
ference, the incident being one of the
most dramatic in the history of the
conference. Bishop Hughes, presiding,
accepted the resignation with deep
regret and named Rev. D. Roland
Martin, formerly pastor of Green Lake
Church, Seattle, to the vacancy.
Major Sulliger is very well known
in Portland and throughout the Oregon
conference. He was for many years
superintendent of Vancouver district
and lived in Vancouver. During that
time, he was in Portland and vicinity
a great deal and attended many of
the meetings here. He was seldom
absent from the sessions of the Ore
gon confrence and took a deep interst
in' all of the denominational work.
It is doubtful if any other minister
in the denomination has so long a
record as superintendent of - districts
as he.
...
Two more services and the three
week's campaign launched by the
young people of Portland at the Sun
nyside Congregational Church will
come to a close. The last of the mass
meetings will take place at 3 o'clock
this afternoon, when Dr. Reid will
speak on "St. Patrick. Was He a
Scotchman or an Irishman, a Catholic
or a Protestant7" The music. In charge
of John W. Troy, will offer some hap
py and inspiring surprises. The clos
ing service takes place at 7:46 P. M.
Dr. Reid's subject will be. 'Conscript,
Volunteer, or Slacker. Which?" The
public Is cordially Invited to these
final meetings.
'What Good Is Church to
Me?" Dr. Hinson's Topic
Challenged X-'sefnlness of Organi
zations Will Be Taken I p by East
Side Baptist Pa(or This Morn
ing "The Empty House" Night
Topic
AT the East Side Baptist Church,
Rev. Mr. Hinson, the pastor, will
preach this morning on "What Good Is
the Church to Me and What Good Am
I to the Church?" Of this sermon. Rev.
Mr. Hinson says: "It Is recognized to
day that the challenged usefulness of
the church is receiving widespread at
tention, and that many are denying its
serviceableness to the present age and
generation. The sermon will, therefore,
squarely meet the question, 'Is the
church worth while? If it is not, there
must be something wrong with its
mode of carrying out the council of Its
divine founder; and, on the other hand,
if the church is fulfilling its helpful
function to the world. It should be more
sanely and sufficiently safeguarded
by us."
. At night the theme will be "The
where It began and where It ended.
rrom the setting of our text we might
infer that this gulf existed only in
the world beyond. But, friends, that
was only one section of this gulf. The
fact of the matter is we have here
two men "with a yawning chasm be
tween them not only in heaven but
also on earth. The gulf over there
was only a continuation of the gulf
over here. These two men were sep
arated in life, separated In death and
separated in judgment.
The parable begins with a scene In
this world. "Now there was a certain
rich man. and he was clothed in pur
ple and fine linen, faring sumptuously
every day: and a certain beggar named
Lazarus was laid at his gate, full of
sores, and desiring to be fed with the
crumbs that fell from the rich man's
table; yea, even the dogs came and
licked his sores." Men and women,
did you ever see a situation like that?
Did you ever see people squandering
their time and money on selfish grati
fication and then trying to ease their
conscience by tossing to the poor a
few crumbs of charity? Did you ever
see a professed Christian spend $50 a
year for tobacco and then tip the Lord
with a 50-cent piece for Christian be
nevolences? Of, yes. the beggar got
close to the rich man's house, but he
was a long distance from his heart.
for between them "a great gulf was
tixea.
Seeond Phase Dtsenssed.
The second scene of the parable is In
the graveyard. "And It cam to pass
that the beggar died, and that he was
carried away by the angels into Abra
ham's bosom: and the rich man also
died, and was burled." Here, again.
we see the old line of division. Both
men had to die. but as they were sep
arated in life, so they were separated
in death. The rich man not only died.
but he "was buried." That means that
he had a big funeral. When the Jews
buried a man, especially a rich man,
they did the Job up in style. They
naa plenty or xuss. feathers and flow-
ers. As to the beggar's funeral, all that
we know is that he rave up the ghost.
We are left to assume that he got
under the ground perhaps In that
section of the cemetery known as the
potter s field. For between them
great gulf was fixed."
Th third and last scene of the
EDIFICE AT SPRINGFIELD; OR, IN WHICH SESSIONS OF OREGON CONFERENCE, METHODIST EPIS
COPAL CHURCH, WILL BE HELD; PRESIDING OFFICER, TWO MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET
AND OTHERS PROMINENT IN THE BIG MEETING.
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Empty House." An effort will be made
in this sermon to define and explain the
responsiblity of the ordinary man, in
view of his sin-assailed life. How far
the blame justly lies on the trans
gressor and what portion of it is at
tributed to environment and causes and
conditions beyond the sinner's control,
and "should any blame be placed on the
God who transcends environment and
whose power is supreme?"
At the social held September 12 Sam
uel C. Lancaster, one of the members,
gave an Interesting and instructive talk
on the "Columbia River Highway."
A new census of the members is now
being taken, from the results of which
para-ble Is In the world beyond. "And
in Hades he (the rich man) lifted up
his eyes, being in torment, and seeth
Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his
bosom. And he cried and said, Father
Abraham, have mercy on me, and send
Lazarus that he may dip the tip of
his finger In water and cool my
tongue, for Z am in anguish in this
flame. But Abraham said. Son, re
member that thou in thy lifetime re
ceived thy good things, and Lazarus
in like manner evil things; but now
here he is comforted and thou art in
anguish. And besides all this, between
us and you there is a great gulf fixed,
that they that would pass from hence
to you may not be able, and that none
may cross over thence to us." Here
this formidable gulf of which we have
been speaking is distinctly in evidence.
When the beggar died, he was carried
away by angels and given a warm re
ception in Abraham's bosom. When
the rich man died, he was sent to hell.
He too was given a warm reception.
Oh,' the agony of a doomed soul, con
sumed by the fires of remorse, gnawed
by the worms of disappointment, tor
tured by the demons of darkness and
despair! For "be not deceived, God is
not mocked; for whatsoever a man
soweth that shall be also reap."
And don't forget, friends, that if God
was with the beggar in Abraham's
bosom and the devil was with the rich
man in hell, it was only because that
also had been the lineup while the two
me ir were still on earth. For notice
this fact: in tha word of God. the beg
gar had a name he was called Laza
rus, which means "God is my help"
while the rich man was nameless. In
the eyes of the world, it was doubtless
the reverse: there the rich man very
likely had a long, flowing title, while
the beggar passed through an anony
mous existence. But ah. if man look-
eth upon the outward appearance. God
looketh upon the heart, and In this
case God saw the elements of real
manhood, not in the selfish magnifi
cence of a plutocrat, but in the loving.
humble, trustful soul of a poor, miser
able outcast, fed on crumbs and full
of sores licked by dogs. For between
those two men "a great gulf was
fixed."
Origin of the On If Told.
But now. having Investigated the ex
tent of this gulf, let us determine Its
origin. What caused this division?
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a new register of members will be com-
piled.
Sunday scnooi meets at iu o ciock
and preaching will be at 11 and 7:45.
A reception was given by Dr. and
Mrs. C. F. Clefton Saturday evening
at the First Spiritualist Church, Sixth
and- Montgomery streets, to welcome
the new pastor and his wife, Mr. -and
Mrs. A. Scott Bledsoe, who came to
Portland from Kansas City, Mo. Re
ceiving with Dr. and Mrs. Clefton were
Miss Daisy Dickinson, Mrs. Emma
Struble, Mrs. Irene Giacomimi, Mrs.
Ethelyn Miller Gray, Mrs. BIosh, Miss
Cora Brown and Miss Margaret Downes.
About 200 guests were present. Re-
What separated these two men in such
a way that we have on the one side
God with a pauper and on the other
side the devil with a prince? Was It
simply because one wag rich and the
other was poor? By no means. No
man will ever go to bell merely be
cause he is prosperous and no man will
ever go to heaven merely because he is
poverty-stricken. Jesus never intended
to teach an artificial doctrine like that.
Xor shall we say that this gulf was
created because the rich man was dis
honest or licentious or intemperate. So
far as the record goes, ' he never stole
any money, he never eloped with an
other man's wife, he never guzzled any
champagne. The fact is this man stood
condemned, not for something he did
do, but for something he did not do.
His was not a sin of commission but a
sin of omission. His crime was that
while he himself was wearing the cost
liest clothes, and eating the richest
food, and enjoying all the luxuries of
life, he at the same time was allowing
a sick beggar to lie at his very gates
without rendering any other relief to
the poor fellow than the crumbs that
fell from his table. In short, this pros
perous citizen was afflicted with noth
ing more nor less than the damning
sin of selfish inhumanity.
He became separated from God in the
other world because he had become
separated from his neighbor in this
world, and he became separated from
his neighbor in this world because he
had wrapped up his little soul in the
silken robes of selfishness and was
prepared to defend himself with the
cold-blooded logic of the heartless
Cain, "Am I my brother's keeper?"
Today the tribe of this certain rich
man is still among us. His descend
ants are numerous. I ses him in the
merchant who revels in big dinners.
fine clothes and automobiles, but pays
his girl clerks a wage that leads them
Into prostitution. I see him in the
wealthy father who Is careful to pro
tect his own boys, but indorses and
patronizes a liquor traffic that eter
nally damns the boys of fathers not
so fortunate. I see him In the prop
erty owner who insists that his own
daughters shall be pure but rents his
buildings for an immoral business that
feeds upon the flesh and blood of
other men s daughters.
I see him In the mine owner who
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i freshments were served and a general
good time was enjoyed.
"Are Americans Sufficiently Loyal?'
is Dr. Dyott's theme in the second of
a series of patriotic addresses being
given In the First Congregational
Church on Sunday avenings at 7:45
o'clock. At 10:30 A. M. Dr. Dyott will
speak on "God's Voice to the People
Today." Strangers are particularly
welcome to join the members of this
church in public worship. The offi
cers and teachers of the Bible school
of the First Congregational Church
met at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Dyott
on Wednesday evening. Plans were
made for rally day, which is to take
lives In luxury' in the fashionable
watering place but refuses to turn his
hand over even to investigate the mas
sacre of women and children by the
state militia among the strikers of his
own mines. I see him in the manufac
turer who fattens upon the spoils of
the profit system and calls himself a
self-made man and a public benefactor
but all the while retains a half a
dozen lawyers to help him evade the
pure-food laws, the sanitation laws, the
child-labor laws and all other laws
that reduce profits but protect human
life. I see him in every man who is
determined to be rich through oppres
sion, injustice and skullduggery. I see
him in the manager of a railroad who
is a genius in making dividends for
his corporation, but a demon in the
way ' he permits the slaughter of the
traveling public.
I see him in the president of a trades
union who Is diligent in taking care
of his own salary, but is always ready
to pauperize the families of working
men by declaring a strike. I see him
in the husband who squanders his in
come for booze and then forces his
wife to take in washing. I see him in
the chur-ch member who spends hun
dreds of dollars every year in pamper
ing himself and his children and then
gives perhaps a quarter to send the
light of the gospel to those who sit in
heathen darkness.
O friends, we talk about being .gen
erous when oftentimes we don't know
the a b e's of real generosity. We are
very willing to be generous when it is
convenient. We are willing to show a
love for others when It doesn't inter
fere with the love ofi self. This rich
man in our parable was ready to give
the beggar the crumbs -from his table.
But the unfortunate creature needed
something more than crumbs he
needed soffle sucstantial food, a clean
suit of clothes, the care of a doctor
and a respectable chance in life.
Self-Denlal Requisite.
The fact is that no man should be
considered generous until his generosity
takes the form of self-denial. In this
business of helping others the test is
not, bow much are you willing to
give, but how much are you willing to
give up? In short, this parable of the
rich man and Lazarus is one mighty
blow at human selfishness and human
greed, together with an appeal for so
place the last Sunday of this month. ,
This will be the big day of the Sunday I
school year. A special programme .-is
being arranged and a large attendance
is anticipated.
WARRENTON, Or., Sept. 22. (Spe
cial.) Large congregations are at
tending the services at the Warrenton
Methodist Episcopal Church. Tomor
row evening the Epworth League will
meet at 7 P. M. and the 8 P. M. serv
ice will be unusually interesting. Spe
cial music will be given at the even
ing service. . -
The revival services conducted by
Rev. H. E. Marshall at the Highland
Baptist Church will continue each
evening during this next week. There
will be three services today, at 11 A.
M., 2:30 P. M. and 7:30 P. M.
"Hell's Trinity in Unity" Is
Pastor's Subject Today. -
Rev. Alexander Beers Will Preach
Fonrth of Series of Sermons at
First Free Methodist Church This
Morning.
tirpHE DRAGON, THE BEAST AND
X THE FALSE PROPHET, HELL'S
TRINITY IN UNITY," is i. lucid state
ment of the subject of a sermon to be
preached by Rev. Alexander Beers In
the First Free Methodist Church, East
Ninth and Mill streets, at 11 A- M. to
day. This Is the fourth of a series of
sermons on the fulfillment of proph
ecy as It relates to the end of
the age. In this sermon Rev. Mr. Beers
will show that there 4s an anti-God,
anti-Christ and anti-Holy Ghost as a
trinity in direct opposition to the trin
ity of the Godhead.
In the evening the pastor's subject
will be "Christ, the An wer to the
Soul's Problems."
Mrs. Adelaide L. Beers will conduct
the young people's meeting at 7 P. M.,
to which all are invited.
The pastor will preach at the Lents
Free Methodist Chapel on the same
subject as in the morning, at 3 P. M.
The Women's Missionary Society, of
Westminster Presbyterian Church, held
their first Fall meeting on Monday
arternoon. Owing to the illness of th
president, Mrs. O. W. Davidson, the
vice-president, Mrs. F. Paris, presided
and also conducted the devotionals. A
programme on "Africa" was given.
After the programme tea and "war
cake were served, during which time
Miss Reba Macklin sang a solo. Miss
Marvel Turnure accompanying her.
Mrs. A. L. Andrus had charge of the
programme and Mrs. George Hogshire
was chairman of the hostesses.
The regular monthly meeting of the
teachers of the Sunday school was
held on Thursday evening before the
mid-week service. The regular lessons
for the year will be taken up Octo
ber 7.
The Christian Endeavor Society ana
other organizations have resumed after
the Summer recess. Much has been ac
complished by the women in their Red
Cross sewing and knitting, and the at-
tendance is increasing aa the women
return from vacations.
First Presbyterian Church
Will Have Rally Week.
"Spiritual Aspects of Present World
Crisis" Is Topic of Series of Ser
mons Which Begins Tonight.
rTHlS is Rally Week at the First Pre
A byterian Church, Twelfth and Alder
streets. Rev. John H. Boyd, D. D., pas
tor. Several events on the calendar
are planned for the purpose of getting
the work of the Fall and v inter or
ganized and under way. The principal
events are:
Tuesday, September 25 (10 A. M. to
4 P. M.) All-day meeting of the
Woman's Association with luncheon for
men and women at 12:15.
Wednesday, September 26. Informal
reception for all women of the church
and congregation from 2 to 5, under
the direction of the presidents of the
women's organizations, Mrs. A. E. But
terfield, Mrs. James F. Ewing, Mrs.
Eugene Bond and Miss Grace Macken-
Thursday, September 27, 7:45 P. M.
Special mid-week prayer meeting, un
der the leadership of the pastor, to
consider the questions of plans for this
Winter's prayer meetings.
Friday, September 28. 8-9:30 P. M.
Party for Sunday scholars of the adult,
senior and junior departments. Mov
ing pictures.
Saturday, September 29. 2-4 P. M.
Party for Sunday school scholars of
cial service and thoughtful devotion to
the welfare of others.
It teaches us the essential unity of
the human race and the equality of all
souls itv the sight of God. It teaches
us that no man has a right to say of
his property or his business or his pro
fession, "This is my own and I will
do with it as I please." On the con
trary, we are to understand that God
Almighty is out trying to seek and to
save a suffering world and Is asking
for the co-operation of men and women
everywhere, and that this co-operation
is something that every one of us must
give if we are to be his children and
keep on the safe side of the gulf.
And now a word as to the penalty of
the rich man's sin. "And in hades he
lifted up his eyes, being in torment,
and seeth Abraham afar off and Laz
arus in his .bosom. And he cried and
said, Father Abraham, have mercy on
me, and send Lazarus that he may dip
the tip of his finger in water and cool
my tongue, for I am in anguish in this
flame." The penalty of the rich man's
hoggishness was hell and the hell was
hot.
Today a lot of folks are trying to
discredit the idea of future punishment.
They are trying to throw cold water on
helL They tell us that this story of
the rich man and Lazarus is only a
parable. That is true, but don't forget,
my friend, that every one of the Mas
ter's parables in its essential features
was consistent with the facts of nature
and human life.
Reality Bark of Metaphor.
Again, they tell us that in speaking
of Abraham's bosom and the torments
of hades. Jesus was using figurative
language. That is true, but don't for
get, my friend, that back of this fig
urative language there was a reality.
and that if Jesus spoke in types, the
type itself was never po real as the
thing typified. The truth is this par
able of the rich man and Lazarus is
absolutely meaningless and nonsensical
unless It conveys the thought that in
the world to come some men are to be
rewarded and others are to be pun
ished, and these rewards and punish
ments are not only certain and inevit
able but also fixed and unchangeable,
even as it is stated in the parable itself,
"Between us and you there is a great
gulf fixed, that they that would pass
from hence to you may not be able,
and that none may cross over from
thence to us." In the light of that
primary and beginners departments.
Moving pictures.
The Sundays at the beginning and
end of this week will also be of special
interest. Today is enrollment Sunday
and next Sunday will be rally Sunday.
The pastor. Rev. John H. Boyd. D. D..
will begin a new series of sermons to
night on "Spiritual Aspects of the Pres
ent World Crisis." The first one of this
series will be called "The Menace of
Peace." This, will be a review of
George Herron's book and will deal
with the general question of what kind
of a peace will satisfy the higher de
mands of our religious and spiritual
life.
This morning Dr. Boyd will preach
on "The Worship of God. Its Meaning
and Place in the Life of Man."
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Today will be a big day at Calvary-
Presbyterian Church. Major Gilbert
will preach in the morning. As he prob
ably will depart soon with his regi
ment, this may be his last sermon be
fore leaving, and his many friends will
take the opportunity of hearing him.
In the evening he will preside at an
address to be given in the church by
Dr. Maud Allen, of Ferozepore, India.
"The Creed of the Christian" will be
be the subject of the sermon at the
bast bide Christian Church this morn
ing. Emphasis will be placed upon the
best definition of the terms Christian
and creed, and the difference between
religions and Christianity will be
pointed out. The inspiration and au
thority of the Bible will be stressed.
The evening sermon will deal with the
gradual development or evolution of
humanity from the lower to the higher
state of being. The subject will be
the Monster or the Man."
. . .
At Laurelhurst Congregational Church
Sunday morning the pastor. Mrs. J. J.
Handsaker. will preach on the subject
of "Friendliness." Special music will
be furnished by the newly organized
chorus choir under the leadership of
J. A. Dunbar.
Rev. John E. Nelson, of the Anabel
Presbyterian Church, is beginning a
series of addresses which will be il
lustrated by motion pictures. The
church recently purchased a motion
picture machine for the use of the
church and Sunday school. Last Sun
day evening a film descriptive of Rus
sia, her people, scenery, animal and
plant life, and another film showing
Immigrants from all parts of the world
landing at Ellis Island, being handled
by Uncle Sam's immigration men, were
used. Rev. Mr. Nelson spoke of the
immigrants and America's duty to
them. The choir of the church, under
the direction of Mrs. Ella Hoberg
Tripp, provides special music for these
services. The services will begin
promptly at 7:45 each Sabbath evening
for the next two months.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the district organization of
the Multnomah County Sunday School
Association for the Mount Scott dis
trict, held early in the week, it was de
cided to hold the next district institute
on October 14. The programme and
other particulars will be published in
these columns later. Officers for the
district organization will be elected at
this institute.
so
The Y. W. C. A. vesper services will
be resumed today and all girls are cor
dially invited. Come and get acquaint
ed and help the other girl get ac
quainted. From 4:30 to 5:30 there will
be a ''sing" and a short programme.
Following this, at 5:30, is the social
hour. This Sunday Miss Jessie R. Bur
ton, who has charge of the vesper serv
ices, will talk. Subject. "The Odor of
the Ointment." Mrs. E. N. Wheeler will
sing.
Tomorrow evening at 7:45 o'clock the
regular . weekly Christian workers'
training class of the Portland Bible In
stitute will resume work in Room F,
Central Library. Rev. A. L. Hutchison,
D. D., will begin a course of lectures
on "The Unfolding of Prophecy."Tues
day evening the institute extension
classes will open in four different parts
of the city. These classes are especially
designed to help Sunday School teach
ers, although all those interested in
Bible study will find them Invaluable
to a more complete understanding of
the Scriptures.
The classes are lnter-denomlnatlonal
and all of those interested in Bible
study are invited to attend. Following
is a schedule of classes, beginning Sep
tember 25 and continuing every Tues
day thereafter.
Sunnyside district In the Congrega
tional Church, corner Thirty-second and
East Taylor streets. Rev. W. T. Milliken,
of Oregon CKy, lecturer; George Downs,
chairman.
Sellwood district In the Baptist
Church, Tacoma street. Rev. William
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statement the idea of a future proba
tion vanishes into thin air.
Once more, I would have you notice
that this rich man's sin was inex
cusable. "And he said, I pray thee
therefore. Father Abraham, that thou
wouldst send him to my father's house,
for I have five brethren, that he may
testify unto them, lest they also cone
into this place of torment. But Abra
ham saith. They have Moses and the
prophets, let them hear them. And he
said. Nay, Father Abraham, but if one
go to them from the dead they wilt
repent. And he said unto him. If they
hear not Moses and the prophets, neither
will they be persuaded if one rise from
the dead."
This rich man seemed greatly con
cerned for his five brethren; but if he
was speaking one word for his breth
ren, he most probably was speaking
two words for himself. For over the
shoulders of his brethren he wanted it
to appear that if he himself had only
had a better chance, if he had only
been given more instruction, he would
never have come to this place of tor
ment. But the Lord replied, "They have
Moses and the prophets, and if they
won't hear Moses and e prophets,
neither will they 6"e persuaded if one
rise from the dead." God gives every
man enough light to keep him out of
perdition. If you are lost, depend upon
it, my friend. It will be nobody's fault
but your own.
In closing, let me say that If this
theme of the rich man in hell seems
stern and hard, then remember that this
is not my doctrine, but the doctrine of
the most compassionate man that ever
lived. Jesus Christ loved humanity and
desired that not a single soul should
perish, and for that very reason he
spoke these words of warning. It is
not cruelty but kindness that prompts
a man, knowing his neighbor's peril, to
sound the note of alarm. And so in this
story of the rich man and Lazarus God,
knowing the awful consequences of
selfishness, is speaking to us out of
the depths of an Infinite love and is
flashing before the world his signal of
danger. Men and women, do you see the
signal? Do you hear the alarm? Will
you heed the warning? If so, then come
and find safety with him who said, "I
am the resurrection and the life; he
that believeth in me, though he were
dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever
liveth and believeth in me shall never
die." .