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think it strange, indeed, that the many of the latter which never
apostles never used “ Lord’s day ” take up collections for mission work
in their writings if the first day of who can begin this good work by
the week was so called by them, taking up a collection for the Chris
for most of the epistles were writ tian Sower Tract Fund. It will bo
Hebron, 0., July 1883.
ten about 25 or 30 years after the received either as a gift or to pur-
. chase tracts.—Act at your next—-
„ ..J Saviorwas c.rngifiexl^
longer. • leaving. Abraham’a poateri-.
it had not been used by inspiration, meeting.
ty without a country, afflicted and
when they wrote many accounts for
oppressed. By this time, the Amor- Bro. Floyd :
4. Persons who are not able to
pay for tracts and who live Where
ites, together with the other na
I wish to advance a few thoughts
tions of Caanan, had become ex concerning " J^daday/’-as I find gument' Then none had any right there is little or no preaching to
ceedingly corrupt, wholly given to nothing on that subject in the H er to introduce anything new, except send for a supply of tracts. They
John ’ I have always supposed are free to such. Brethren, act at
idolatry and sensuality. They had ald since July 13tbj.
among them-thmc that can^ed their
rtfiihY fhe- expressions “ LorcTa -they werc abnut oquatin aiithSFtty: once?
Peter wrote in A. D. 6G, 2 Peter
sons and daughters to pass through day ” and “ day of the Lord ” have
J. W. H igbee .
the fire to Molech and that consult essentially the same meaning. We
ed familiar spirits, and enchanters, may say Webster’s Dictionary, or (Lord’s day) will come as a thief in
and witches, and necromancers: Dictionary of Webster; «.„.Jones) the night, in the which * * the
What Sin Will Do.
* And because of these abomina farm, or farm of Jones; the Lord’s earth * * shall bo bound up.”
Thefe was but one crack in the
tions the Lord thy God doth drive house, or house of the Lord; and, It seems strange again that Peter
them out before thee.” " All these the “ Lord’s day,” or “ day of the used that expression—equal to lantern, and the wind has found it
are defiled that I cast out before Lordand surely, every one, edu “Lord’s .day”—in its commonly out and blown out the candle. How
you, and the land is defiled; there cated or uneducated, would under accepted meaning, so long after the great a mischief one unguarded
fore I do visit the iniquity thereof stand us to mean the same thing, first day of the week was called point of character may cause us !
upon it, and the land itself vomiteth whichever form of expression was “ Lord’s day.” Surely Peter had One spark blew up the whole
not heard about it, when he wrote, magazine and shook the country
out her inhabitants.”
for miles around. One leak sank
I they were no longer fit to live upon
The “ day of the Lord ” we find or he made a sad blunder. . It all
I the earth ; being an abomination in in many places in the Bible, and 1 happened after that, and I think the vessel and drowned all on
nflir Pi h-r nml Joliti liu] rrnnf
board,One wound wiHjkilt th.9 —~
M the sight of the Lord,. they could tnmK..an arc agreco twu it always ;
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body. One sin destroys the soul.
■ not be endured by him. For the means, wAe?’ever /ound, the clay of to their reward.
But,-laying aside all this, and ad It little matters how carefully the
■ same reason the flood drowned the the coming of the Lord, or day of
»’old world, and fire from heaven judgment. Why not accept the mitting that John meant “ first day rest of the lantern is protected, the
■consumed the cities of the plains, equivalent expression “ Lord’s day” of the week,” his mode of speech one point which w damaged is quite
f and the sea buried the Egyptians as meaning the same thing in Rev. occurs—bui enee, while the other sufficient to admit the wind, and so
I beneath its waters, and the carcas- 1: 10. Uge Bible language to ex -apostles always said first day oi it little matters how zealous a man
■ scs of a whole generation of Israel," plain Bible terms, compare Bible the week in the New Testament may be in a thousand things, if he
■ the redeemed people of God, fell in with Bible. I think all agree that wiitings, with e‘qv.al authority, tolerates one darling sin; Satan
■the wilderness — monuments of John was carried, by the Spirit, J which shows, at least, their prefer will find out the flaw and destroy
■ God’s displeasure and vengeance— forivard, through time, to the com ence for that mode of distinction all his hopes. The strength of a
■also a warning to all that feai- not ing of the Lord. He looked back It grates unpleasantly on my ear to chain is to be measured not by the
■ God and a surety of wrath to come ; from that day and saw what had hear our people say “ first Lord’s strongest but by the weakest links,
■ for if he spared not the rebellion transpired before that day, and day,” “ second Lord’s day,” “ last. for if the woakest snaps, what is
■formerly, neither will he in the wrote the history up to the day of Lord’s day,” &c, fox* we read “ one**^hte use of the rest? Satan is a
close observer, and knows exactly
■future. He does not now, as for- the coming of the Lord. Therefore Lord, one faith,” &c.
I think we should practice the where our weak points are; we
■ merly, speedily execute vengeance, he says: “ I was in the spirit on the
■ because he has appointed a day in Lord’s day,” (or day of the Lord). simplicity of the gospel—say “ first have need of very much watchful
■ which he will judge the world in To say that the vision was seen on day of the week,” or if more con ness, and we have great cause to
■righteousness by that man whom Sunday, or any particular day of venient “ Sunday,” the commonly bless our merciful Lord who prayed
■he hath ordained, of which he has the week, was surely a waste of accepted proper name given to the for us, that our faith fail not
Either our pride or our sloth, our
■given assurance to all men, by words1, to say the least, for it adds first day of the week.
ignorance, our anger, or our lust
Braising him from the dead.” Then nothing to the interest of the
would prove our ruin, unless our
J. B. H ughes .
.the ressurrcction of Christ is an revelation ; but to say that he “ was
Toledo, Or., Ang. 11. 1883.
grace interposed; any one of our
Assurance of judgement to come. in the spirit on the Lord’s day ”—
senses or faculties might admit the
.Just so sure as God has raised was spiritually on, or at the day of
foe, yea, our virtues and graces
■phist from the dead, so sure will he the coming of the Lord,—is just
might be the gates of entrance to
judge the world by him. Ere long what is right, proper and necessary
1. More agents to help to push
our enemies. O, Jesus, thou hast
this risen One will be revealed to say.
this tract work. About fifty per
from heaven in flaming fire, taking
In vour comments on Bro. sons are now acting as such, but indeed bought me with thy blood,
vengeance on them that know not Stewart’s article July 13th you many more are needed. All who be pleased to keep me by thy
od, and obey not the gospel of our spoke of Apostolic and Christian promise to work will be supplied power even unto the end.— Spur
rd Jesus Christ, who shall be fathers, Adam Clark, (and you with tracts anti instructions. Apply geon.
nished with everlasting destruc- might have said Smith’s Dictionary at once.
on from the presence of God and of Bible). In the quotations given,
2. Those who aré now acting to
Let us beware of losing our enthu-?
e glory of his power. How Clark simply says it means the first report as soon as possible as the siasm. Let us ever glory in some
ppy we shall be, dear brethren, day of the week; Smith does the Fund is much in need of money to thing, and strive to retain our admi-
ho have fled to Christ /or refuge, same, only a simple statement pay for the last lot of tracts.
ration for all that would ennoble,
alked in him, continued faithful
3. Money! money' money! and our interest in all that would
i all things—faithful until death without pretence of proof. I sup
either as individual contributions, enrich and beautify our life.— Phil
hen shall we awake in his like-
ess—in glory—when heaven, and pose there is none to be found. I or from congregations. There are lip Brooks.
them to complete their „record,
either to reform, or to become so
corrupt that they forfeited all
claim to the mercy or forbearance
of God. Accordingly God waited
for a hundred and thirty years
all that heaven contains shall be
ours—glory, honor, immortality,.
There shall be no more sorrow nor
crying, but fullness of joy and.
pleasures forever more.