Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, June 01, 1883, Page 10, Image 10

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by Dr. Thomas Arnold, Lis old a vote on the constitutional amend­ of the. longest lines in the country,
has rented pews in the leading
teacher at Rugby. lie says, “ He ment question.
churches of Des Moises, Council
certainly did teach us—thank God
The prohibition movement in Bluffs, Burlington, Omaha, and
for it!—that we could not cut our
lives into slices, and say, ‘In this Georgia has taken on such a shape other points where road divisions
alias,-ycrar ■actions -are indifferent, that the Bourbons of that State are terminate, for their employes in
and you needn’t trouble your head in a panic. At the last sessioiiSf' Sunday services” -Still; anoiOrrELe
about them one way or the other; the legislature a law w-as passed al­ Louisville & New Albany road has
but, in this slice, mind what you lowing every county on certain con­ issued an order declaring that here­
are about, for they are important’— ditions, to vote no license,- and if after no freight, passenger or excur­
a pretty muddle -we should have the majority so vote the governor sion trains shall be run-on Sundays.
beeri in had he done so. He taught shall proclaim prohibition in that When it is remembered that this
road is famous for its excursions to
us that in this wonder fill world no connty4nr -iAvoy'am wlteu
boy or man can tell which of his is to be taken again. Under this prominent fishing and hunting
actions is indifferent and which law the most lively canvass ever grounds, it will be seen that this
not; that by a thoughtless word or known in Georgia is now progres­ order is a large sacrifice of money
sing in several counties, and a large considerations to the interests of
—-Christ.. told—the—man^with_ a. lookwe
withered hand to stretch it forth. for whom Christ died. Ho taught number of counties have.- already Sunday order and observance; Ft
He did so, and was healed. He did us that life is a whole, made up of adopted prohibition by unheard of- gives us great pleasure to chronicle
alt such “ new departures ” by our
at once what Christ told him to do, actions and thoughts and longings, majorities.
great “ trunk lines. », ” As they rule
and the result was joyous. Sup­ great and small, mean and ignoble;
pose he had said, “ I cannot stretch therefore the only true wisdom for I The defeat of the Prohibitory so will go the lesser lights of rail­
forth my hand; it is withered,” boy or man is to bring the whole Amendment in Pennsylvania is se­ roading, and the country is the
verely deprecated by the religious gainer by these two substantial ad-
would hia.Jiand have been made life into obedience to him whose
press, and other journals as well. vances— Union Signal.
whole ? But he did not hesitate to world we live in, and who has pur­
obey. God gave him the requisite chased us with his blood.” Or as The United Presbyterian says that
Temperance and Missions.
“ the people are bound to give pro­
Dr. Bushnell has said of the put­
The time has passed when these
-4t is never wise to discuss ques»-. ting on. of. Christ as the garment of hibition a trial, some of them hav-
two can be separated._ Fromevery
----- lions—relating to the propriety or,
mission field there comes the cry,
the possibility of obeying God’s choosing out here of shreds and
“ Intemperance is a greater obstacle
commands. A great deal of time is patches from his divine beauty;
thus spent, and a great deal of evil you must take the whole suit, else is—that it ought to be put to ex­ to the spread of the gospel than is
is the result. Obedience is post­ you cannot put him on.. The gar­ periment.” We should like to see heathenisaa” The evil is two-fold
poned, and the rewards of obedience ment is seamless, and cannot be the experiment tried in New York. —that resulting from the influence
of drinking sailors and tourists from
are lost.
divided.” It is- this great truth—
The Californians are almoM; bury­ Christian nations, and the direct
It is always safe to take Got! at rather than the duty of sinlessness
ing Miss Willard in flowers. influence of intemperance upon the
iris word. If he tylls us to walk on -—“that our Lord teach in his in*‘
| Crosses, harps, baskets, lyres, and natives. And the evil is grooving ;
the water; we should not hesitate. junction, “ Be ye therefore perfect” I
pyramids make her platform a per­ in the early history of missions,
He will uphold us if we trust in —complete, entire, not one-sided or
fect bowrer of beauty at every meet- India suffered comparatively little
him. We should enter at once on partial in your Christian life and
,from this sourcenow, owing in
whatever work he commands us to character—“ even as
i your Father* aon
sent f an immense bouquet and her large measure, to distilleries of
do. He who does so, will find God which is in heaven is perfect.”— i
own picture taken with the bouquet cheap whisky made from beets,
working within him both to will >S. S. Times.
I in hand, to the platform with this
licensed and encouraged by Chris­
and to do.—Ar. JT. Observer.
tian Britain, intemperance is so
Oar little Band of Hope though few
Everyday Religion.
largely on the increase as to appall
The village board of Hillsdale,
To principles of temperance true :
the missionaries. They write that
Religion is good for nothing one I Mich., *has raised liquor sellers’
Welcome a leader tried and true
even the children in the mission
And give these flowers to you.
day in the week, unless it is also I bonds to $G,000, and license to SGOO,
Yours in dear remembranoe,
schools are falling victims. During
good for all of the seven days, whereupon the Public Leader cries
J osephine A lice S haw .
the late missionary conference in
Character, to amount to anything, “ outrage ” and says “ there are no Hrprrwntative of thf. Straight Light Band
Calcutta, the largest gathering of
of Hop« of San Francisco.
must be shown alike in all things, better conducted saloons in the
There is no true manliness possible ! State and no mare honorable men
It is needless to say that the missionaries ever convened on that.«
in one relation of life on the part of who conduct them.” Correct; they National president finds her “ bed field, an entire day was devoted to
him who is not true and manly in are all of a pot. .
of roses ” very delightful. She is this topic, so deeply impressed
every relation of life. No boy can
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full of hard work however, and were they with its magnitude.
be a good son to his^parerilis, unless ’ “The Matyland'State Temperance much bverborne hy the pressure of The-deleterious influence of in—
temperance upon missions in
he is a good pupil to his teacher, Alliance has been holding its annu­ business and social engagements.
Africa, Japan, China, and indeed all
and a good playfellow to his com­ al session in Baltimore, and show«)
The good English reformers are mission fields, is indisputable and
panions. No man can be a good that under the local option plan
friend, unless he is a good husband . prohibition prevailed, on the first of not alone in their efforts at railway alarming. The Christian world is
and • a good father. No minister May, in thirteen counties of the temperance work. The tide has fast being brought face to face with
can be a good pastor and a good State, excepting three or four elec­ risen in our own country to the the great problem : “ How can souls
preacher, unless he is a good neigh­ tion districts, and also in localities attitude of highly prohibitive meas­ be saved from the combined influ­
Mr. ures, on the part of railway officials ence of heathenism and intemper­
bor and a good man. Among the of several other counties.
very many wise and timely words Daniel, president of the Alliance, in regarding the use of intoxicating ance ? Christians have sometimes
to boys spoken by' Mr. Thomas his report recommends adhesion to liquors. And quite the latest bit felt that work for missions was
Hughes, none are more important the methods of the past for securing óf good news comes from two great more distinctively work for Christ- 4
than those in which he has told of prohibition in all the remaining Western roads, one of which, the than was temperance work ; God
the teachings on this very subject ( counties and districts, and to secure Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, one seems teaching us that temperance
not state as an objection that there
was not bread enough to suffice for
a hundredth part of the multitude.
They did not stop to consider the
reasonableness of the command.
obeyed it, and ww«
satisfied with the result. Their ex­
am pie should be followed by dis­
ciples now. They should not sus­
pend their obedience till they can
see the result. To do so is to be
guilty of &s great folly as would
attach to the conduct of one who
should refuse to set out on a jour­
ney till he was sure of reaching the
end of the journey.
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