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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1883)
of itself. The brethren are zealous for several copies to bo sent to of bringing enlightment to the these things as so many realities!
and determined, and hence their in others. Other brethren in this mind of the more intelligent and For our part we prefer to follow
fluence is felt for good on the congregation are doing likewise. refined, and food to the soul of the Christ and the inspired apostles
people. _ This
is as it should be These are noble examples, and we pious, he catered largely, Ingersoll rather than accept the senseless as-
sertions ,o£dHttüxy. WartL. .Beecher ;
' r^mne? " Is tlhie ~Tia.uieJS^i^=»niifr
village just springing up on the by many of the brethren on the No wonder the secular papers and when we get ready to forsake
generally, never too oftennoted for these., we shall cut straight across
railroad and is destined “ereTohg'to coast. The dirothrcir and fri'
become quite a town. On tliis town Sumner and Puyallup have our their defense of the right either in to Robt; G. Ingersoll.
site our brethren have decided to thanks for their kindness and religion or politics, were called on
THE LAST SPIKE.
build their new house of worship. liberality while among them. More to administer rebukes to the gentle
man himself and to condemn some
Now that,the last spike of the
of hirifEEe rances “ni™languagcr’not “NorlTiern Pacific Railway hæCtjëëîT
occupying the Presbyterian house.
to be misunderstood. His first lec driven and the East and the West
We think the location is a good
Henry Wan! Beecher, about ture in Portland, on “ Evolution,” have clasped hands across the
one. Part of the material for the
building was on the ground and the whom the world has heard so much, met its deserved fate at the hands American continent, it may be well
What of the..people,_ TlwJ^yitjffilSJnere,. Torus as a religious people„ tocast
hope of completing it in a few little ripple Mr. Beecher has been child’s play. As a scientific lecture about us and learn the effect this,
weeks. The size of the house, if able to cause On the surface of the it was nothing. The clearest argu the greatest acheivement of the age,
we remember correctly, will be 28 social and religious circles of this ment that Mr. Beecher offered that will have on us morally and reli
by 48 feet, and will contain the coast will very soon die away in man is a lineal descendant of the giously. That it has its religious
modern improvements necessary for the distance amid the breakers of monkey and other lower animals as well as its commercial bearings
convenience and comfort. The the eternal truths and unshaken was his own utter inability to rise on the people of this coast especially,
style of architecture wifi-be largely prineiptea-of-Christianity while the. above, the lever of_ continued cannot be denied. What then is
Gothic. This congregation is not people will quietly and according platitudes of nonsensical twaddle on this ? and what is our duty in view
of the fact ?
only helping themselves in various to their custom move on in-their this grand theme of man’s origin.
1. This road will lie the great
ways, but they propose to assist
largelyTn building up achiirChiiT dotim^of life withrmf . Udng either- mul Abuses of Wealdi-ami Luxury -thoroughfara..for the thousands of
her sister town, New Tacoma wiser or better. Contrary to the was some better. As we said some emigrants who will settle in Oregon
This is missionary work in earnest, expectation of some and according time ago, so say we now, that if he and Washington Territory during
and after the primitive manner. to the prediction of others, he fell would only stear clear of the Bible the next twelve months. Many of
Bro. S. C. Espy has just removed far §liort of the estimate placed he would say some very good these will be foreigners, and a large
from Centerville (we call it Center upon him by many as either an things. But when he comes to the proportion of the whole number will
ville, for we wish to avoid that ter orator, a theologian or a scientist. Word of God there is seemingly no be uneducated in the great and
name, Skookumchuck, His visit has added no new jewel end to his reckless daring. Ibis grand plea for primitive Christian
The, lecture we heard with our own ity. We as a people, profess to oc
Spoopendike or whatever it is) to to his Brooklyn crown.
Sumner, and is preaching for the “ reverend gentleman ” evidently cars, and hence know whereof we cupy primitive ground. We are
commanded to preach the Gospel to
church twice per month, lie has brought with him more fame than affirm.
Take an example. He denounced every creature and to do good to all
bought a lot near the new church he carried away. He was for once,
and is building on it. We were at least, estimated according to his ami ridiculed the story of the fall men, so that our duty in this respect
glad to meet Bro. Espy and to learn real worth, and hence a good por as recorded in the Bible and taught is plain. What then are we doing,
that he is doing a good work in tion of his great name was sacri by the Puritan fathers, saying, “ It I and what will we do in the future ?
that part. We did not have the ficed on the altar of justice. lie makes God worse than a devil, and Hundreds of these people will be
pleasure of hearing him preach, as was weighed in the balances and it ought to be made a crime to starving for the pure bread of life.
he insisted that we should do the found wanting. So far as we can preach it.” “ Man never fell.” Of Are we prepared to give it ? or will
learn he did not meet the expecta course not; for as man is the result we through our negligence, with
talking while there.
On Lord’s day evening we spoke tion of the people in a single point of a process of evolution from the hold it ? We talk of going to India
in the Baptist church in Puyallup visited. Many of those who paid tadpole, it is difficult to see how he aqd to Affrica to preach to the
to a large and attentive congrega their dollar and a half to sit at his could fall, or even live in the garden heathen, and that is all right; but
tion. These people, we are glad to feet a single night are not likely to of Eden. Hence the story of shall we at the same time neglect
know, though principally of the de repeat the offence soon, and Mr Genesis is all pictorial, and the one of the grandest and most fruit
nominations, are willing to receive Beecher himself would hardty ex temptation, transgression and fall a ful missionary fields on the globe ?
the truth from whatever source it change the large sum paid him for myth! Nevertheless the Creator The brotherhood of the Pacific coast
may come. On Monday evening the privilege of a second visit. If of the universe said to Adam, “ in owes a religious debt to evey emi
we again preached at Sumner. he
. . . had confined himself on the the day thou catest thereof, thou grant who settles among us, and
After the services, the brethren Pacific coast to a simple visit to bis shalt surely din and Paul by the this must be paid at all hazards.
procured some new names for the son in Seattle, he would have been Spirit of God says: “ As in Adam Let every church convert herself
H ehai . d , and came up with their a better orator, a safer theologian all die even, so in Christ shall all into a missionary society, and every
And again: member, male and female, go out to
$5.00 each and .largely contributed and a greater scientist in the es l>e made alive.”
Wherefore, as by one man sin en do work for the Lord. The field is
towards paying our traveling ex timation of hundreds of people than
penses. They were ndt only liber he is to-day. As the matter now tered into the world, and death by at your, door; and the lyirvest is
al, but liberal beyond wdiat we ex- stands with the thinking element, sin; and so death passed upon all ripe; now the only question for us
pected or could ask. Bro. S. Bonny as an orator Mr. Beecher is* a fail men, for that all have sinned,” etc. to consider is, will we gather it in,
is our agent at Sumner and Bro. C. ure, as a scientist he is nothing, If the story of the fall is simply a or let it go to waste ? Let us preach
H. Spinning at Puyallup, and are and instead of coming to us as a fable contradicting all true science the gospel by pen and by mouth;
both very active in the work. It true lecturer and defender of true as Mr. Beecher would have us I mj circulate our papers freely among
was our pleasure to visit the home science and the word of God, he lievc, is it not strange that Christ the people, and sow our tracts and
of Bros. Bonny, Ryan and Baker. came, to his own shame and the de and the apostles never discovered other available literature broadcast.
Bro. Wm. Baker is not only taking triment of the cause of Christ, as a ' that fact, and were so stupid as to Now is the time to let our light
the H erald himself, but is paying reckless and daring scoffer. Instead ! deceive the people in speaking of shine that others may see pur good