Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, January 26, 1883, Page 3, Image 3

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the complainers. These pastors are
settled in out-of-the-way places.
They hear no one preach but them­
selves; they see no new appliances
read no nr.w hooka i thfly..
on five hundred a year because the
farmer can, and-are not in advance
of the farmer iii anything which
goes to make a successful preacher.
There are hundreds of societies
«1 in all the Churches that would do
Queries and Answers.
16000 New Tracts I
Tie her tongue, to de line of trnf.
Keep her feet in de narrer way and
her soul in de channel ob faith.
Bow her head low beneaf her
knees, an’ her knees way down in
surrie dur rewnne v alley where prayeif L~
and supplication is much wanted
to be made. Hedge an’ ditch ’bout
her, good Lord, and keep her in de
strait an’ narrer way dat leads to
heaven.” Ex.
The Christian Sower Tract Fund
Bro. Floyd:
Since the office of Bishop and presents the compliments of the
Elder is now being discussed in the season and wishes all tract workers
HTRkT.77, -aTi^TTTrideTTf7V
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ner of making them, 1 wish to pre­ chasing or distributing tracts a
sent two questions with their de happy and fruitful New Year. An
pendant questions. If you wish to open door is, set before us, let us
comment, you know your privilege, enter and thus “ redeem the time.”
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. .___ , _ 1.4 1_______ It has just received a new edition
Ques. 1. Were the twelve, whose of 16000 tracts. There are Names
names Luke gives, in chap. 6: 14, for God s Children, Errors of the
L arge F arms .—The statistics
16, apostles before Jesus called Anxious Seat, What is Baptism ? given by the Los Angeles, Cali­
them up into the mountain ? If Design of Baptism, Salvation from fornia, Daily Commercial, as to the
so. why did he call, choose, number Sin, Helj )s to Bible Study and Ad­ immense farms of that State, are
vantages of Ireing a Christian. The astonishing. It quotes a list of a
and name them apostles there ?
two are new. These tracts are
Ques. 2. Were these persons,
dozen large California farms, and
whose names are given in Luke 6 : printed on card boards, both sides, adds the following, in the southern
14, 16, apostles when they came are seven by three and one-fourth part of the State: “Thé late Dan
down from the mountain ? If so, inches in size, and contain more Murphy, of Santa Clara, with hia
what was done to make them than enough to fill a column in 16,000,000 acres; Haggin & Carr,
either of our' newspapers. They
apostles while on the mountain ?
with 300,000 acres ; Miller & Lux,
Please admit a few facts. How are said.. to be of much help in with 600,000 acres ; Gen. Beale,
others minds act I know not, but mission work and many cheering with 200,000 acres; H. M. New-
whenever I come to the expression, reports have been received. Nine hall, with 48,(MM) acres; Banker-
the twelve, or the apostles, my mind, thousand have been put to work shim & Co,56,000 acres; B. F. &
G. K Porter, 36,000 acres ; Moffit
port of the past, year’s work was
& Maclay, 20,000 acres; E. J. Bald­
sent to the newspapers for publica­
win, 20.000 acres ; J. & L. Bixbey,
when I am asked, are you married ? tion, but owing to its length some 30,(MM) acres; J. Irvine, 48,000 ...
my mind reverts to the time of my did not publish it. It is printed in acres ; John G. Downey, 75,000
tract form and will be furnished on
acres ; I. W. Hellman, 25,000 acres;
application. *
Yours in Christ,
Richard Gird, 30,000 acres; James
These card tracts arc free to
W. W. W atson .
S. Flood, 137,000 acres ; Thomas R.
those who are not able to buy.
Bard, 50,(MM) acres; D. Freeman,
The main object of this Fund is to
50,000 acres, and numerous other —
These questions should have ap furnish such. Do not hesitate to farmers and stock-growers whose
peared some time ago, but we were send for them. To. those who wish farms extend into tens of thousands
awaiting to find more time to give to buy they will be sold as follows ; of acres.
Less than 500, by mail, 50 cents
them attention.
1. The word apostle means one per hundred, postpaid. More than
We call attention to the adver­
sent', hence one is not strictly an 500, by express, at purchaser’s ex­ tisement of the Worker found in
apostle of Christ till he is sent forth pense, 30 cents per hundred ; by this number. Bro. Neal is a strong
to do the work of Christ. In this mail 40 cents.
temperance man and the Worker is
’The Fund needs money. If it
sense the twelve were not apostles
one of the liveliest temperance
before going up to the mountain. had the support it merits the good papers published. We have the
The word disciple means a learner, done would be incalculable. Who pleasure of clubbing it with the
and these were all simply his dis­ will make it a donation ? This H erald , and offer both papers to
ciples before this, and the apostles matter of distributing tracts is our readers for $2.40 a year. Send,
were chosen from among the dis­ worth youi- attention.
all orders to C hristian H erald .
J. W. H igbee , Trustee.
ciples, or leanlei’s.
Madisonville, Ky.
2. We think nothing was done
Our loyalty to God must precede
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to them on the mountain to make
our loyality to our opinions.
A N egro ’ s P rayer .—A teacher
them apostles except the simple act in one of the colored schools at the.. The best and wisest of earth have
of choosing and naming, and it was South was about to go away for a often wrought for a wrong thing
in view of their fatare work that season, and an old negro poured out and opposed a right; it must have
they were thus chosen and named. for her the following fervent peti­ beeii because their zeal, and the
Hence when they came down from tions. “ I give you the words,” self confidence which so easily fol­
the mountain they were apostles said the writer, “ but they convey low’s it, pulled them aside from
only prospectively, and such in no idea of the pathos and earnest­ God’s leading strings. It is the old
reality when they entered upon ness of the prayer *’ Go afore her lesson. He who w’ould be greatest
their work.
as a leadin’ light and behind her as in the kingdom of heaven must be­
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a protectin’ angel. Roughshod her come as a little child.' Even the .
Missionary Board.
feet w id de pi eparation of. de gospel momentum of a gn at idea must not _
Church of Christ, In Oicghu.
o’ peace. Nail her ears to de gos­ swing us out of our divine orbit;
W. H. Adams, Portland ............ President,
pel pole. Gib her de eye ob de must not hurry us out of the hourly
Henry 8hadle, Portland .. Vico President.
eagle dat she spy out sin ’far off whispers of the still, small voice.—•
I, G. Davidaou, Portland............ Treaauror.
8. M. Hubbard, Amity....... Ilec. Secretary.
Wax her hand to de gospel plow. Ex.
B. Wolverton, Corvallis.. :..Cor. Secretary.
successful by relieving him once a
year from his pastorate for a season,
and paying his expenses to such a
gathering asthatwhichmeets annual
ly at Chattauqua, than all they have
ever done for him. The starved pas­
torate is not the successful one. Let
a man once concede he must be
very gracious and cautious, in order
g«t bis pittance of a salary, and
he is a crouching slave. His inde­
pendence is gone. He is the dupe
of mistaken economy. lie treads
on glass. He is a beggar at the
•|side; let the minister be properly
-Supported, and, in ninety-nine cases
—nt of a hundred, he will do his du-
. Grocer’s bills presented on
turday night, are no inspirations
Sunday morning’s sermons, when
e must turn them away with a
omise, which is only an added re-
onsibility he sees no way to meet,
en preach best with money in
eir pocket, and the over-pious
rishioner who is ever ready to
rm at hi-» pastor because he likes
little cash, only struggles for self-
spect as he covers his own love of
e world, and sells his master,
rhiie, I’ilate-like, he piously wash-
b his hands. If the Church lias
m to-day for couiplaint against
Jhe class of men ‘aow serving in her
ulpits it may be worth an enqui-
if it is not accounted for by the
t that her treatment has driven
fbe most promising classes into oth­
er employments. When our minis
tiers are properly supported the
hurch can demand that it shall be
jfroperly served, and if those who
w serve cannot do it, others will
■oon be found who can.
[Bro. G. R. Edmunds sends the
above from the Polaris for pub­
s'. lication in the H erald . In the
main it is good, but there are
do not endorse.—E d . H erald ]
I Many an honest man stands in
Aed of help that has not the cour­
age to ask it.