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sideration for tl
“ The Qualifies
ship. We then
discourse by -Bn
age of the Savj
* Whom, do you
of man am ?” a
of godly zeal as long as they lived whole yian was change«! and his’’ regarded as an act of fairness in-
to labor for their Master anrt zeal made stronger while enjoying side of, the Catholic Church; but to
more spiritual light and engaged us we must confess it looks like
But there is another side to this in a lietter cause. Neither did he anything but infallibility. If the
J. F. FLOYD.
lose sight, of this important lesson Sentinel will take the
< i uestion th
Av hiie it is ti no that zeal is neces- we ar«' now teaHnh^after Leconung up the matterire will find that we
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sary to the existence of all practical a Christian. For in writing to the used the word infallibility in its
religion, it is also true that zeal Romans he says: “ Brethren, my ordinarily accepted sense; and if
heart’s desire and prayer to God for this is not satisfactory, then he 1 ad
In a general way zeal may be may be found where there is no
Israel is that thej might be saved. better either select a better term
defined as a passionate eagerness pure and umlefilr«! religion. In
For I bear them record that they to apply to the Pope or turn his
in favor of a person or cause;• an other words a person must have a
battery »»gainst dut hJXftWgl'aphers.
. ... act ive int w iwt i n the punmit efr a.»
thing. A godly zeal is a zeal and to man; but he may possess ing to knowledge.” These Jews, as Neither can we allow the Sentinel
directe«l to God, to Christ and to all this zeal and yet not be a a nation, for whom Paul was pray to give his own definition to words
the salvation of the world. It is a Christian. This element then can ing were lost, and why ? It cohid and thus make distinctions where
zeal that is actuated by pure and not always be accepte«l as an in not be because they lacked zeal, for none exists in order to carry bis
holy motives and that takes hold fallible evidence of the spiritual the apostle 1 «ears them record that point, for if we grant to him this
of the heart and the soul of the in life in the soul. The zeal that is they have that. Neither can it be privilege we suppose he can easily
dividual. It is a zeal that must be required by the word of God and because their zeal was not actuated prove the infallibility of the Pope,
seen and felt in the land, and that that will benefit the church and the by pure motives, for he says they or most anything else he might
can not be kept in the dark. That individual depends on two essen have a zeal of God. But he ex wish. If the Pope is not infallible
such a zeal is commendable an«l tials. 1. It must be a godly zeal plains the whole matter when he in any ordinary sense of that word,
right there can be no question; 2. It must be properly directed. adds, “ bat not according to knowl- then he is not infallible atall, and
and that it is an elementT” of ” A misguide«Tnzeal is worse than no edge” TheTrouble th«*n was with why not be frank as many honest
genuine Christianity, is made zeal at all. A person may possess- their knowledge If their knowl Catholics are and just say so ?
2. But the Sentinel wishes to
equally plain in the light of the such a zeal as long as he lives and edge of Christ had been correct,
Scriptures. This is true of both then die without a hope of eternal their prospects for salvation might know, if we believe that Matthe
the individual and the church? life. We should be careful not to have been much brighter. While Mark,’ Luke and John were in
The man who does not possess a be mistaken just at this point It then we must exercise great zeal in fallible men ? We do not. These
goo«lly zeal has not the - Spirit of is quite common now-a «lays to the Christian liferit will not do to writers of the gospels were inspired
men of God, ami we know that
Jesus Christ and is hence ^one of estimate the acceptableness of a depend altogether on zeal.
their writings ar«; God’s word be
' his; ami the church that has no people’s or church’s religion by the
cause they are the won is of an
zeal has lost her spiritual life. amount of zeal they possess. If
Hence Christ sai«l to the church of they are only zealous towards God,
On another page of this paper infallible Spirit, and not because
the Laodiceans, “ As many as I
under the above heading will be these vrritere were infallible. “ In
love, I rebuke and chasten; be will. They think tin* ni<>i<- zeal the. -found-.tha reply <>f the Catholic fallibility isthe highest perfection"
zealous therefore, an«l repent.” more religion, an«I they do not Sentinel to our strictures on’ its of the knowing faculty,” says
Hence, Paul also teaches that stop to ask whether it is a zeal of editorial some weeks ago advocat Tillotson, and belongs only to God,
Christ “gave himself for us, that God, or whether it is properly ing the infallibility of the Pope Christ and the Holy Spirit. There
he might redeem us from all ini educated. Saul of Tarsus was one ami the church. We note with i* not a particle of evidence in
quity, an«l purify unto himself a of the most zealous, men in the pleasure that the articles of our either reason or the Bible that any
peculiar people, zealous of good Jewish nation, yet he rejected contemporary manifest a much man is infallible. Hence we still
works.” Then again, Paul says to Jesus Christ as an imposter. His more commendable spirit since his believe that it is blasphemy to at
the Corinthians : “ For I know the was a godly zeal, yet he was a first attack on the Protestant tribute to a mere man an attribute
forwardness of- your mind, for most bitter persecutor of the world ; ami for this if for nothin«’1 that belongs to Go«l only. The
which I I »oast of you to them of churches. He says, “Concerning else, we consent to give them a Sentinel asks, HCan not God do all
Macedonia, that Achaia was ready zeal, persecuting the church.” And respectful hearing. As the Senti things?” No; God can not lie.
a year ago; ami your zeal hath again he said to the Jews at Jerusa nel is in the affirmative it is not But again, he says, “ Can He not
.provoked very many’ll These pas lem that he was zealous towards our purpose to enter into a general communicate His attributes to His
sages are sufficient to teach us the the law, as they all were that day. discussion of infallibility, but to creatures ?” Yes; but has He
importance ami the necessity of a Now all this teaches us that even a attend strictly to what our friend promised to do so ? If He were to
godly zeal in all our churches an«! godly zeal is not necessarily an may have td say on that subject communicate these to his creatures
on the part of all the members evidence that a person is serving Hence a brief^reply as follows is in the same perfection as He
Let the churches then that have God acceptably, for all this time all that his present article de possesses them, then his creatures
lost their zeal renow it at once; Said was engaged in opposing the mands :
would be equal to Himself, ami
and just in proportion to the extent Christ and destroying his religion ;
1. The Sentinel thinks our ideas I there would i be Gods many ami
they do this will their influence for and what is true of Saul may be of infallibility were very much Lords many. Should He not do
good be felt among the people, and true of any one else professing to confused, and accuses us of con this, then He would fail to impart
they will meet the approval of be God’s servant, and if these can founding things that differ. Would infallibility.- The Sentinel can
If this feature of our make a mistake, so may churcheS it not have been more in harmony take either horn of this dilemma he
work is overlooked, we are not But it must be remembered that with the spirit of true journalism wishes. His distinction between
likely to have much success in the when Saul was converted he did for the editor of the ZfenfineZ to let infallibility and impeccability does
number, strength and influence of not lose his zeal for God. It was his readers see and judge for them- not help the matter; for. the Pope,
for it to l»e ■ turned selves just what we did say about like all other merc_ men, is both^ _
our churches. Besides, the success only
. . necessary
.of the apostles and- the primitive
/llreriion. Ju lux- Urfadihifity«
_ 1 Fdrii an editor to re fallible ami peccable.
' churches was largely due to the conversion his zeal received a good fuse to let the people see what we
But suppose we admit the Sen
wonderful and untiring zeal they schooling, was educate« 1 in a write in defense of our position.
tinel'» definition of infallibility,
manifested. The apostles were not knowledge of the Christ, accepted
an«l then to offer as a substitute his does that prove the infallibility of
men of zeal, but they were full Hina as the Savior and thus the own faulty interpretation uiay be \ the Pope I Let us see. While
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