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to some future number. To the
first we say: Jesus Christ we ven
erate, Worship fthd adote as the
Son of God, God made man, equal
in all things to his Father, eternal,
infinite, omnipotent, creator of
heaven and earth, to whom is due
all honor and glory forever and
ever. We also Venerate all the an
gels and saints who are now in
possession of the-heavenly glory,
above whom the Blessed Virgin is
elevated in bliss and majesty by
reason of her calling, from# all
eternity, to the dlghity of the
’Mother of God, by reason of her
close relationship with our Lord
Jesus Christ, relationship of mother
and son, and by reason of the great
sanctity and perfection of her life.
This veneration of the Blessed
Virgin, angels and Saints is not a
worship of veneration, and these
two kinds of worship were careful-
ly diatfrqffiafred from timé imme-
morial, the one being called “ latria,”
a» I oration in the strict sense, the
other “ doulia,” homage or venera
tion of an inferior degree.
We will give our “ Confere ” an
irrefutable proof of the antiquity of
this second kind of worship in the
Church of Christ. St. Polycarp
was Bishop of Smyrna, in Asia, and
a disciple of St. John the Evange
list. He suffered martyrdom for
the Christian faith and died AD.
166. As his birth took place in the
80th year after Christ’s nativity
and in the 47th year after Christ’s
death, he certainly belongs to the
primitive Church of the Apostles.
He was living close after the time
that Peter, Paul, John, Thomas,
etc., converted the world. Now,
we have the authentic acts of his
martyrdom, written by the clergy
of the church of Smyrna, immedi
ately after his death.
Scaliger,, a supercilious critic, says
that nothing in the whole course of
Church history so strongly affected
him as the perusal of these acts,
and those relating to the martyrs
o^ Lyons ; he never read them but
they gave him extraordinary emo
tions—N. B. Joseph Scaliger w^s
a Protestant. In the acts of St.
Polycarp’s martyrdom, preserved
by Eusebius, we read the exertions
made by his disciples to recover his
remains after he had been put to
death. And then the author of
those acts continues: “ Some sug
gested to Nicetas, father of Herod
anti brother of Dalces to beg the
Proconsul not to allow the Chris
tians to recover PolyCarp’s hotly,
lest, they said, the Christians might
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begin to Worship Polycarp instead
of Christ. That is what they
said, at the instigation of the Jews
who were watching our brethren
whilst they were trying to remove
Ms body from the funeral pile
Stupid men, who did not know that
it is impossible Wor us to abandon
Christ, who d|ed for- the salvation
of all men, and to cleave to another !
For, Him \9e adore as the Son of
God; but the martyrs we love as
his disciples and imitators on ac
count of the eminent charity which
they evinced toward their King
and Master.” Such is exactly our
view, or rather the teaching,yf the
church : we adore God, we venerate
the Saints. Therein there is no
idolatry, for, it is God himself we
worship in his Saints, because “ God
is admirable in Ins Saints,” says the
We will add, that the acts of the
martyrdom of St. Polycarpwcrr
published in London in 1649 by
Usher, Protestant bishop of Ar
magh, and we conclude: if our
contemporary is satisfied with the
Bible, and thinks that to be the
truth what his own imagination
finds in the dead letter of the
Scripture, irrespective of the floods
of light that are thrown on the
Sacred Writ by holy and profound
writers of whom he is determined
to be and remain voluntarily ignor
ant, then, he stands upon ground
where we do not wish to follow
him. Why not ? Because he will
find in the Bible whatever he wish
es : Luther found therein Lutheran
ism, Calvin Calvinism, Elizabeth
Angelicanism and Beecher Beech
erism. The “ Herald ” will proba
bly find Herafdism.
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“She Hath Done What She
Which was far better than what
the heathens do.
do hardly their “ share.” She hath
done what she could. Now, this is
a short text, but it affords food for
much thought. It was an accom*
plished fact. It was perfect both
in tense and talent. “ Hath done.”
Ah ' how much better titan good
promises, and poor fulfillments.
This vfiM, rather, a poor promise;
but, to the sight of him wjio look-
eth upon the heart, it was a grand
It was “ more
than they all.” One thing is sure,
she never stopped to reason • about
the disparity of the amount. She
did what she could. That w as her
Take knowledge of this. It is
not so much the great or small.^ It
is a faithful giving according to
ability, and especially from penury,
when the sacrifice is felt. Be as-*
sured if the giver feels it, the re
sult bv others will likewise be felt.
Remember also, to cast in the
widow’s mite, requires more than a
widow' and a small nickel. It re
quires that this small amount be
the. living—-Let us never forget the
power and might of the “ivickrufs
mite for it may be the means of
encouraging you, dear reader, to do
your “ might? and that now.
devil delights in committing sin,
and desires to continue in this work.
The child of God, though he is not
alwolutely free from sin, takes no
delight in committing it, and as
long as the pure germ remains in
him and the love of God is upper
most in his heart, he cannot know
ingly and willfully engage in the
work of the wicked one— [E ditor
H erald ]
We have had some cold weather
here from January 18th to 22nd;
the thermometer ranged from 10 to
20 above zero, then it rained more.,
or less the l»alance of the month.
All the oats arc frozen out. I
think the wheat is injured some.
I see in your edition of Feb. 2nd,
under the heading of Heterodoxy
from Anna C. Brackett. I wish every
school director and superintendent
in thislState would read it and en-
Our church in this place, I am
sorry to say, is neither hot nor
cold, but lukewarm. Some are too .
C or . S ec .
contrary, or, as Paul says, carnal
minded to join in and organize the
Query and Answer.
church, and others are sq near froze
to death that there does not appear
K ing ’ s V alley , O r ,
to be any life in them. It is a sad
Feb. 5, L883.
of affairs; but I don’t know ,
Bro. J. F. Floyd’.
Please explain the seeming con how long it will continue. I ask
tradiction found in the first epistle the church everywhere to pray for
of John 1 : 8, 10; also chap. 3: 6 us that we may have a revival of
good work in this place.
Yours in hope,
T. A. L ewis .
J. M. C raton .
The verses in the first passage
referred to read as follows: “If we
say that we have no sin, we deceive
ourselves’, and the truth is not in
us. If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all un
righteousness. If we say that we
have not sinned, wre make him a
liar, and his word is not in us.”
One verse from the second will
It reals thus:
Whosoever is born of God doth
not commit sin; for his seed re-
maineth in him, and he cannot sin,
I »ecause he is born of God.”
In the first passage the aj»ostle
teaches that no one is so holy or
becomes so perfect here in the flesh
that he is absolutely free from all
sin; and hence the necessity of
confessing-our sins tliaVThey may"
•be cleansed by the blood of Jesus
Christ. In the second passage the
writer has reference to the fact
that there is no desire on the part
of those who are born of God to
continue in committing »in. The
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