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increasing. No clearing up is at1 jas the time during which she “calls,
present in progress. On the con- the attention of Catholics to the
* more dense. We said in these
columns two or three years ago
that evolution* is an imposture in
the name of science. We say it
again more emphatically. We as
sert with Confidence that as the
theories of Nott and Gliddon of
twenty years ago have been utterly
discarded, so twenty years hence
men will wonder that the crude
speculations of Charles Darwin ob
tained credit with the men of this
We pick up another able ex
change, and in it we find an article
on Spontaneous Generation, from
which we take the following :
For instance, one of the most
juustnous scientists now lving, it
would probably be agreed, is Dr.
Virchow. The religionists would
call him a thoroughly irreligious
-mMi. U lio rebuke-tire tyranny of
dogm&tism which undertakes to
master the whole view of nature
by the premature generalizing of
theoretical combinations; The most
desirable thing for the materialistic
philosophers to be able to prove is
spontaneous generation. Experi
ment after experiment has been
tried to show that such a thing
really occurs in nature; and once
or twice certain experiments were
triumphantly paraded as conclusive
‘ of the truth of that theory. And
it really seemed as if those experi-
— ments had been fairly conducted.
But those experiments themselves
were subjected to tests of extreme
delicacy and fidelity, and were
shown to have been conducted un-
... der conditions which insured in-
completeness. No scientist of any
respectability now believes in spon
Tyndall and Huxley tell us that
there is not a particle of proof of
any such thing having ever occur
red. The debt of religion to science
is already very great. All true
science is strengthening the founda
tions of Christianity and illuminat
ing many of its darkest passages
and chambers. The debt of Chris
tianity to real science is hereafter
to be immense.
These are only samples of what
we see everywhere, and we rejoice
that the scientific world is being
fully stirred up on these questions.
Instead of the Bible being over
thrown, the evidence for its divine
origin is only accumulating; and
as for evolution as a foe to the
Word of God, it has already been
weighed in the balances and found
HOWfTO GET OUT OF PUR
We learn from our Catholic ex-
‘changes that the'whole month of
November is set apart by the
ghurch (not the Church Jof Christ)
Church of Christ In Oregon.
and implores the prayers of her
children in their behalf.” etc. Those W. H. Adams, Portland....................... President.
Leo. Willis, Salem.......................Vice-President.
who go to purgatory are not the Mra. Bolle P. Walker, Forest Grove, Rec. Sec.
Davidson, Portland..................... Treasurer.
worst class of people, for they must I. J. G.
W. Spriggs, Salem.................. Cor. Secretary..
go to hell ; and for.them there is no All communications relating to the employ
ment of evangelists, protracted meetings, co-
escape. Purgatory is simply the oper^tion
in securing pastoral work, etc,» al)
intermediate state between heaven pledges -ot assistance with requests for the
same, and all business properly coming before
and hell through which that class the Board will be addressed to the Cor. Sec
retary All collections, payments of pledges,
must pass who have tried to “serve etc.,
will be addressed.to the Treasurer.
God, and observe the laws of his
Church, but whose shul is. stamSI'
by an involuntary breach of truth, Editar Herald:
The Recording Secretary has un
a small fit of anger,” etc. This in
termediate state is a place of pun fortunately delayed the publishing
ishment, and it is for the souls of of the proceedings of the Salem
justice in i meeting until a very late, day, I
that place, that good Catholics are suppose the brethren will be hun
required to pray. We are not told gry and devour them with avidity
just how long these souls are re- when they do come. Soon as I can
minnkg nf la«!-.
I oi ^ hmuu lLtne;.Lub uiXmisc
wheii they shall have paid the “ last this together, I will issue them in
farthing, » ” they will be released. pamphlet form for distribution.
Neither are we told just what effect Those desiring them in this form
these prayers will have on the suf will please notify me.. Tell me,how
fering souls, whether they will lead many copies you could use to ad
God to diminish the degree of pun vantage in your congregation or
ishment, or release them before the com inanity. We will send them
appointed time, or whether it is all out where we know there are
intended solely for the benefit of brethren anyway. They will be
for free distribution, but if any one
As usual, tradition is appealed to desires to donate a dollar or two to
in support of this dogma, and the the State work when ordering it
Scriptures are scrapped as corro will be gladly received and so ap
borative evidence. The Bible how plied.
ever does speak of an intermediate
Brethren help on the work.
state, and tells us of a certain rich Show enough interest in it to write
man who yentthere, Luke Iff, but your complaints, if nothing more
that he was trying to serve God Remember the officers have a
and the laws of the Church as best “ thanky ” and sometimes a thank
he could, we are not informed. Al less work but they arejwilling to
though his soul-was in punishment, do the work for nothing, but would
we are not told that any one was like for you to take some notice.
directed to pray for him, or that Are the churches too weak to raise
any one did so. Neither is it evi the Macedonian cry ? We have a
dent that he desired or expected to “ helper in the field now. Do you
be released at any time, or that want his help ? If so write me.
anyone should pray for such a
Bro. Cheetham spent two weeks*
thing. The praying seems to have [ in Independence immediately after
been done by himself and not by | the convention. Brethren there
the livings “
Besides, he is distinct—bought a lot to build on.—Now let
ly informed that there could be no them "finish the doing of it.” There
change in his condition. There was are brethren there able to do this,
a great gulf fixed over which no so I am told.--They-gave $11 to
one could pass even should he de the missionary work, a good be
fire to do so. On the whole, we ginning. Now let them combine
are decidedly of the opinion that their strength with «Monmouth or
the good Catholics whose souls are Dallas and secure a good preacher
now in purgatory have a poor and pastoral worker who will de
showing indeed for a release in the vote his whole time to the work
near future, anTT that the Lest thing an<l the cause will prosper.
for those living to do to keep out
Bro. C. went from there'to Cor
of that place, is to give up Catholi vallis, under orders from the Board,
cism and accept the Christianity of but tbc brethren 3J3 not desire a
the New Testament.
meeting just now. Brethren if you
“ A man proposes, but God dis- are waiting for the brethren
poses. ”■—Thomas A. Kempis.
through the State to build you a
house and employ and pay a preach
er for you while you sit by as only
an interested spectator, you will
... I»... '* «Tk " • 1 ““*8=s=«==■
wait a longtime. ‘ Providencehelps S
those who help themselves.’* There
are entnigh brethren there, and
*they have sufficient ability to keep
the ball moving—to hold regular
meetings—to keep adding to the
building fund until with the help
from abroad it is completed. It
would be useless to build a house
in Corvallis or anywhere else and
ren what do you say, now you can
“jaw” back. If I can succeed in
arousing an interest, good. If I pro
voke to good works, better. Bro. C.
is now in Albany—will remain ov-
er next Lord’s day. Will probably
go into Lane county from there.
Brethren, help those women who la-
bor in the goqpef. They holdtheir , !
Board meeting this week in Mon
mouth. Receive the Evangelist,
brethren, as a brother in the Lord,
and colaborer with you.
J. W. S priggs , Cor., Sec.
" Salem Or., Oct. 30th.
MAN’S WORK IN THE ...
Bl M. R. LEMERT.
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In my preceding paper, four
cases were considered, two of which
are called. baptism of the Holy ..
- Spirit, besides being caller! the gift
of the Holy Spirit. The other two
are not so called, but they are es
sentially the same; and I see no
reason why all may not be called
whatever anyone of them is called.
True, in the two cases not directly
called baptism, the laying on of
apostolic hands preceeded the re
ception of the Spirit; this does not
< change the nature of the thing ac
in the least. In all
I cases the Spirit was received, im-
parting spiritual gifts. To illustrate,
I wish to give two friends a five
dollar bill, • each one steps in to^
whom I hand the bill fit is accepted,
the other living a few miles away,
I use the mail as a medium through
which to send it, it is received. Now
the gift is precisely the same in
both cases, the medium through
which I send the second effected not__
the nature of the gift in the least.
Is it urged that the presence of
the noise, as of a rushing mighty
wind, and firey tongues, are neces
sary jto a baptism in the Spirit /
This is not so, any more than
thunder and lightening are an es’