Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, August 31, 1883, Page 3, Image 3

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dy a member of the One Body, blood be upon his own head ; but if
that is quite enough till you he proposes to come into my house
the pleasure of meeting with and poison me and my family by
true disciples of Jesus Christ. this process, then I have a right to
Baptists of Astoria kindly in-1 protect myself.
* us to
. fill
mt their
.1 • pulpit
i •* on r Now we hold that this principle
’s day as they had no regular is also applicable to the public. If
hing; but it was afteiward I am travelling on the public high­
rlained that one of their own way, walking the streets of your
frem -Tort,. Cail,by liad city, stopping at a hotel or step
an appointment for that day, into the post office or store, while T
------ may- grant to alLinen. a. .right to.
hergave way to him--—
e like to forgot to state that smoke or chew, they have no right
. Sale is a full blood Kentuckian, to disturb me and destroy my
being one ourself wTe knew pleasure by their filthy habit. We
t that meant.
Any good lift up our voice in protest against
tcher who can make it con; this wholesale smoking in public.
ent to visit this interesting It is a disgrace to those who prac­
Ely will find a hearty welcome tice it and an outrage on the mdte
and can have an opportunity of decent part of the public. Let them
doifcg good in preaching the gospel learn to respect other people, or
Tailing our leave of Woodland abandon the habit. —
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farm we returned to the pleasant
Selections and Comments.
home of Mr. Trullinger, in Astoria
MEN'S RIGHTS.---------
-I have a right to smoke ” is a
one often hears from those
nd who are accustomed to use the
iat ' x>is0nous weed. Suppose we grant
s he a right to puff the offen-
smoke into the face of liis
bor ? If one man. has rights,
implies that all men have
If the tobacco user has a
»vili ight to smoke his pipe and chew
^uid, does that give him a right
and is f
out the eyes of some one
»per ) woke
gon Iso lor to spit in his face? We
this »ink not. Because I have certain
ig||Ls it does not follow by any
we ’ leaas that I have the privilege of
eafring others of their rights,
and ' ost men who use tobacco will
ibers »Sly grant the correctness of
■universal principle, but violate
evlery day in their intemperate
hris- eof the narcotic. Should a man
whom the use of tobacco is offen
pugh e step up to the smoker and
n de- ,p his pipe from his mouth, it
. leges >ukl be received as an insult, and
they Ifctl ie smoker can puff his smoke
ässity I the face of his victim w ith an
e do­ >f perfect contentment, and no
ler to ¡dare protect himself by even
elf js inistering a gentle rebuke-
lly of ris what they call their “ right
ing a poke !” God has. created the
lot at pphere for the.benefit of every
J and all have a right to breathe
ch of
■ stir free from the poison of
lind a
• of it. >|cco smoke. If the smoker
inable dies, after proper admonition, to
Into his own house, fill it with
an not
Xe and slowly but surely die of
e j’ou
ou are Effects, then we say let his
Explanation soothed his ruffled
spirit ami raised a hearty laugh.
We have our ow’n thoughts how­
ever about this. The masses are
very far, indeed, from being aases;
but is not their ignorance of sacred
us that the true faith “ worketh by
lovenor is the word of that
Apostle sufficiently commended to
us who said, “ I will show thee my -
faith by my works.” The young
tions from the Bible, or in regard mental, very full of high, forced,
to our Savior and the history of fictitious emotions and feelings;-
our religion, of the average man of but very weak in masteries of evil, _
the masses, and you will begin to
wonder at wlmt Day school or •power of principle, holy charities,
Sunday scbooT was this man when" ■ and “good 'WOTfrsTO' But the danger
a, boy _____
? Little
,...... 4 marvel
_____ that
__ any . does not rest alone on the begin-
- w
» . to » ” nings of religious history. A~8e-*”~
the populace than thoughtful rious estimate of many advanced
preaching which has language and
allusion altogether beyond their ca Christian lives brings to light the
mastery of this evil. The search­
Perhaps there is in these remarks ing Spirit of Christ sees men who _
some truth, and we may here get at have long been in the Church, who
one reason for the “ masses ” going have a name that they live, but are
in crowds to hear mere rant, when
sensible preaching disperses the dead. Perhaps our very modes of •
crowd as if it w’ere the riot act that worship tend rather to give force to
is read. But it is not that alone this danger. We meet rather to
Earnestness and love will win mul- raise feeling than to w’in strength
tiimlea^_and the masses can be for active life. Our expressions, .
reached without resorting to vuT
our hymns are so often higher in
W hen I ntroduced - The New garity, clap-trap or nonsense.
Yet preachers may take a useful tone than our real feeling. It is
York Independent says
hint froiiL this incident. Much dangerously sentimental to utter
" -Speaking of--the- d iscovery- U+et- -preaching is above the understand, words beyond us, because we may -
immersion was introduced into ing of the people. They gather
England in 1642 instead of 1633, no ideas from what is said : terms become satisfied with uttering
as previously supposed, Zion's used as untelligible : and although these good and-worthy things, and.
Advocate says that the credit„of familiar to the ear make no im­ fail in the effort to be them or to do
the discovery belongs not to Dr. pression on the mind. Make the them. When ministers deallargely
Dexter but to Prof. A H. Newman, words very simple, and even learned with the practical duties of every­
of Toronto, in Tice Examiner of hearers wfill prefer such gospel to
April 12,1882 : “ J n this matter one one that is labored, stately and day life, they often have a slight
put upon them, and are called
of our ow n scholars has taken the cold.
lead. In other words, that date
moralists. It is too evident that
was not settled by Dr. Dexter but
S entimental R eligious L ife .— people prefer that which cultivates
by Prof. Newman.”
But T he !
the sentimental, increases knowl­
I ndependent proved the date of It w’ill hardly be questioned that
1642 in a series of discussions two the disciples of Christ are. always edge, or pleases with the delicacies
years before ; and the item of proof in danger of living a sentimental, of high feeling; they are often
since given is only cumulative.
rather than a practical Christian offended when, with plainness and
All this discussion about when life. That danger seems expressed point, the claims of the Spirit of
immersion was introduced into in our common mode of speech. Christ are shown bearing upon
England or any other country prac­ We say. that we make a profession temper, and home, and indulgences,
tically amounts to nothing. The of religion. Would it not be better, and business, and charity. We
question is, Was it commanded by less exposed to misunderstanding need to put this danger of living a
Jesus Christ for all countries ami and mistake, if wre were to say that sentimental life very plainly and
people ?
If so, that settles the we have begun and are trying to forcibly to ourselves.— Primitive
matter so far as we are concerned, lead a Christian life ? We may Methodist.
for we prefer to follow' the com­ easily become satisfied with making
mands of the Bible in preference to a profession ; we can never be satis­
S emper E adem .—These words
the traditions of men.
fied if our effort is to live a godly, glittered on the standard of Eliza­
beth when it was unfurled at Til­
R eaching the M asses . — The righteous, sober and Christian life
bury in the midst of her warriors.
New York Observer in speaking of The danger of sentimentality starts
Bus, alas ! it is not easy to be truth­
reaching the masses gives us these with us in the very beginning of
our religious history. The great ful in affixing to our lives the motto
sensible remarks:
“ Always the same.” So variable
The Outlook, a-British religious force of inlluence brought to bear
newspaper, says that a gentleman on us then tends to nourish feeling; are we, like the ever changing sky
had taken part in some efforts for very little effort is made to urge on above us, now fair and shining, now
the moral and religious welfare of us the doing of duty and the accep­ storm-clouded, now glorious, now
working men, which were described tance of a life of charities and sac­ gloomy. We almost envy the quiet
as endeavors to “ reach the masses.”
equability of some folks who seem
when a horny-handed son of toil rifices. We must witness a good
rose to thank him for the interest confession; but it is not to be wit­ to travel first class along life’s jour­
he took “ in us poor fellow’s,” but nessed by telling what we have ney w’ith the complacency which
added, “ We should like it better if felt, so milch as by showing what looks out of such carriage window’s.
you didn’t call us such hard names.” we have done. “ By their fruits ye But, after all, they have their trials
“ What names ?”he asked, *’ I w’oubl
too, none the less eating away at
never use hard names.” “ But you shall know them.” We are told to
do,” answered the workman, “ you have faith and to 'cultivate faith ; the roots of their happiness, though
pressed on we see it not. First-class carriages
speak of reaching them asses '” but it is too seldom