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DEVOTED TO TEE RESTORATION OE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIANITY
MONMOUTH, OREGON ; FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1883.
are astonished ’ Is it possible that
the Advocate is this far behind the
.1. F. FLOYD,
times ? (1) Please read Acts 20;
Editor and Publisher, Monmouth, Or.
7. If that does not teach weekly
communion, then what does it
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of John Wesley on “ Constant
Communion ” and post up. You
We are not responsible for the opinion« and will find it, brother, in “ Wesley’s
sentiments expressed by onr contributors, bnt
for onr own writing alone. Hence oni readers Sermons,” vol. 4, p. 145 et al. (2)
*nnst jndgo for themselves. We intend to give
apace for the free expression of opinion,, within See Matt. 28:19, et al.
the limits of sound diaereiion, and the good of
the canae ; bnt not be hold as indorsing what Adwcciie deny that Christ com
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~ All matter intended for pnlllcation in this mission ? We want no dodging
paper should lie written :
1. On one side of the sheet only.
•J. In a plain legible hand.
3. Let there be plenty. of space lietween the
2. Like teaching children the
4. Write with a pen instead of a pencil, so alphabet, we will .explain oui’ posi
that it maj not lie defaced in transit.
tion on the Church once more for
ft. Write brief articles.
n<> attention to articles, notice«, or
the lienefit of the Advócate. We
queries not accompanied by your name.
contend that THE Church of Christ
on earth is composed of all God's
Our brother of the Pacific Chris people now living on the earth in
tian Advocate is hard to please. the aggregate wherever found.
He reminds us of the lawyer who Many of these we believe are still
tempted Christ, saying, “ Master, identified with the various de
what shall I do to inherit eternal nominational churches of the day.
life ?” When the Savior plainly Hence our plea for the destruction
told him, the lawyer, “ willing to of human names, etc., and being
justify himself, said, An«T who is simply a member of T he O ne
my neighbor?” Instead of an C hurch of C hrist . Hence we
swering our questions and correct affirm simply that the local con
ing his misrepresentations of our gregations wj th, which we are identi
position when fully convicted, the fied are simply churches of Christ.
Advocate is willing to justify him We never contended for the name
self by evailing them and asking us “ T he Christian Church ” in itjj
questions. Don’t suppose brother localized and sectarian sense which
that you will muddle us atthisgaine, the Advocate is so anxious to put
for we had considerable to do with into our mouth. Now brother
Methodist preachers and editors editor, this is quite a different
before, we struck this coast. We thing -from what you represented
are used to their floundering*. us as affirming,'that “our church”,
Only a few points need our atten is “ The Only Christian Church.”
Will you now correct ? As an act
1. We said the Scriptures re of simple justice, we only ask that
quire the Lord’s table weekly, and you let your readers see this para
that Christ Commanded immer graph instead of yóur comment.
sion, whereas the Methodist church- It will speak for itself.
Now in conclusion let us ask a
had substituted sprinkling and
pouring for this act. To this the few questions:
1. Does the Advocate deny that
Advocate replies: “You say the
Scriptures require and Christ com the primitive Christians were accus
manded. Give us the chapters and tomed to commune weekly ?
2. Is weekly communion Scrip
/»verses where the ‘ requirements ’
and * commands ’ are found,” We tural at the present time ?
3. Will he give us chapter and
verse for quarterly communion as
practiced by the Methodist Church?
4. Did Christ command immer
sion in his last commission ?
5. Will he give us chapter and
verse where Christ or any of his
apostles commanded water to be
sprinkled or poured on any one for
G. Will he give us chapter and
verse in the Bible for the existence
of a Methodiat Church ?
How easy it is to settle all these
points by simply pointing us to the
better is provided, would it not be
a good idea for the brotherhood to
select a suitable location, purchase
some land and lay out a camp
ground and invite all Christian
people to make their arrangements
to enjoy a good meeting while
taking their recreation at the sea
side ? It seems to us that a camp
ground could be. laid out with
suitable buildings, etc., for the ac
commodation of the people at a
very light expense, and that w’ork
for the Lord could be so combined
with pleasure as to be highly pro
fitable to all. It would be no
-bre th re n-to« do «th e
preaching, and we are satisfied that
Bro. W. W. Bristow’ and family, should such an arrangement be
of Princeton, Mo., arrived at Mon made and well advertise«! tliat there
mouth on last Saturday evening. would be nd lack of a vast multi-
They are now stopping with rela tu* le of people to listen to • the
tives, but w'ill probably make their ancient gospel. The work should
future home in Oregon.
lie wholly under the control of our
own brethren, and in order to pro
Bro. G. O. Burnett preached two tect themselves from liquor selling,
good discourses for ihsqn last Lord’s gaming and other things of an im
day. Bro. Burnett is one of our moral tendency, they should enter
pioneer preachers, and has done a into a corporation. By this means
vast amount of good on this coast. they could make the surroundings
Though getting old, he still posses what they ought to be for a sum
ses a clear mind, and is able to mer resort for Christians. It is
preach the ancient gospel with a not the most desirable thing for so
good degree of force. He purposes many young people to spend the
returning to California about the summer months under the infljien-
first of September. He say« he I ces
incident to too many watering
wants to be there in time to attend places. We lielieve in taking our
their State Meeting as he wants to religion with us wherever wre go.
make the brethren a speech for rin ii there are numbers of breth
their special benefit. Too many ren on this coast who have no
dead and alive colleges, etc., etc, church privileges. We are satis
etc., for efficient cooperation in that fied that many of these ¿would
Sfate. Give it to them, Bro. B.
readily avail themselves of the op
PREACHING AT THE SEA portunity of attending such an
annual meeting. Besides, it would
give us a cTiance^of placing our
In view of the fact that large
plea before many who are com
numbers of sisters and brethren
parative strangers to it.
from Oregon and Washington Ter
It is perhaps unnecessary to re
ritory are accustomed to spend the
summer months at the sea-side, the mind our readers that such meet
question suggests itself to us, Why ings by the denominations have
not arrange to have preaching on long been in successful operation on
such occasions? It is a simple the Atlantic beach. It is also
fact that the watering places on the talked of on the Pacific, and why
coast vdo_ not always carry with should we not take the lead in this
matter ? Brethren, if this idea
them the highest type of morality, strikes you favorably, let us hear
and seeing that many Christian from you, and we will then have
people will go to these if nothing something more dcfiuiU fq offer,