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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1883)
DEVOTED TO THE RESTORATION OF APOSTOLIC CHRISTIANITY
MONMOUTH, OREGON ; FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1883.
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A WORD TO CH RISTIA NS,
“That they may all be one.”—John 17: 21,
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In vain ye say, “ Let sects and systems
And Jesus’ precious name be all in all
In vain ye say, “ By his blest name
His members should, while here on
earth, be known
Yet ding to what that gracious Jesus
Sectarian union and sectarian names.
And ean ii be that “ Baptist ” sweeter
Than the dear name which each believer
Does “ Independent ” tell of Jesus’
Or efficacious in conversions prove ?
Is “ Bible Christian ” God’s appointed
By which He’d have mankind His own
Or does the spirit in “ the Word ” insist
Their being known by “ Friends ” or
“ Methodist ?”
That word is silent—not one single
Of all the multitudes which now obtain,
If sanctioned there, but 27 m , whose
H ob sanctified the family of God.
Say not, •* How otherwise shall we be
Did Paul or Peter such distinctions
* own ?
Say not, “ Names nothing mean
gow oft they move the heart to jealousy.
Names so applied, the Apostles never
Alas 1 'tie earthly worship that they
"XM hlnder^Bonls that would bejrond ii
Keeping at distance those love bids draw
To worship in their priestly character,
Just think of heaven, where happy
-Witliialhe taiupla- pitclmd Jay.heavenly
A gathering place for parties, sects and
Where Christ, our Great nigh Priest,
our surety stands.
Ah, no! ’(would dim the glory of that
There is the onZy proper “ saint’s abode
’Twould throw a cloud o’er 9very saved The purchased Church, the only “ house
Jesus is, our joy it is to know,
One name alone the heavenly hosts
Our-“place of worship ” i#, and not
adore ; —
Nor is there space or room in heaven
No grand conception of the builder’s
Jesus is there,—His name alone is suDg, ——imind—----------- k —;— ---------------------
His blessed namo’s the theme of every Nutoate. or elegaixca, lw wuerjxfiiieil
No lofty eloquence, that charmeth so—
Jesus is there—no other name they No sounds harmonious that from organs
Why should we hear of other names No “dim religious light”—no high
Survey the vast profession of the day ; Nor gorgeous vestments — can the
How many men—how few the Lord
Ah, no 1 man looketh to the ontward
Men’s systems, rules, and principles
But God surveys the secrot of the heart;
While cleaving to “ the Word how And that, by man esteemed perfection's
few are found.
Our cause ” now takes the place of Is but abomination in his sight.
No man’s invention con adorn the cross ;
“ Our church" the place of church of Tis all abomination in His sight.
God of old,
Christian, go search the Word of God,
“ Our pastor ” now is bound by space
How far the statements here with them
And paid accordingly—is that divine ?
Olt fills his place_.iR. priestly robes ar
Let not theso things unheeded be, I
Spurning alike the vulgar dress and
I speak as to the wise, judge what I
Before his name the prefix “ Reverend ”
—R. C ossar in Zion's Watch Tower.
Which God in, Scripture, for himself
Usurping thus the title due alone
Will those who are in debt to the
To him who sits on the eternal throne I
H erald please pay vp without
(O how unlike the noble few of old,
Whose labors were for souls, and not further notice ? We greatly need
the money and hope our friends
Distinguished by their spirit, not their will remember us by sending it at
Patterns of godlike, holy loveliness !)
The time of oui' State Meeting
For these majestic edifices rise
Salem is drawing near, and the
Of overy character, and shape, and
Question for us to consider is, Are
Gorgeous in their structure, costly in we getting ready for it ? Let us
try to make the meeting a profitable
Majestic, mentoes of the pride of man I
one. We hope to have something
These buildings reared are oalled “ the
more to say on the subject soon.
ihe “ sanctuary ” and the “ house of
Time is short and ia rapidly
The •* place of worship,” and the " tem
passing away. The moments that
ple ” too.
Say not “they’re harmless,”Jqr too
well we know
How under them what fierce contentions
Theygatlier to’TEeir sfamlar3—noVTEe
Enforce their own enactments — not
“ the Word.”
pass to-day can never be recalled,
but have only brought us that much
nearer eternity. Death must come,
a nd aftc r-rfeath;the judgtiierit:.. This
life only is given us to prepare for
W.e were agreeably surprised last
week by meeting our old friend,
Mr. N. L. James, from El Dorado,
Kansas, at Fort Canby, W. T., on
our way from Ilwaco to Astoria.
Mr. James and wife are seeking
health ami pleasure on-this coast and
will return to Kansas about the
first of September. We did lots of
Bro. J. W. Higbee, of Madison
ville, Ky., our tract publisher, is
working to inaugurate a plan by
which he hopes to aid our publish
ers to increase the circulation of
their papers. We hope he will be
Bro. Timothy Coop, from Eng
land, is again visiting the churches
The Bible not only teaches that
man possesses the faculty of con
science, but it assigns to the con
science of Every Christian
important place in his religion.
With this fact in view many who
profess Christianity are wont to
make too much out of conscience.
They make conscience a rule of
action—a standard of rectitude.
They measure all their actions by
its dictates. They go so far as to
claim that whatever conscience ap
proves is right on the one hand,
and whatsoever it disapproves is
wrong on the other. Thus in all
matters of right and wrong con
science is the infallible judge.
This in short is the theory, the
tendency of which we regard as
evil continually. But let us exam
ine it. If the theory be true in the
light of the Scriptures, we must ac
cept it without regard to the conse
quences. But if it is not true, we
should know it and reject it, anti