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n the incidents of Elijah and the onym. Then when we are asked Ferguson, who lives near the in company with Bro. Waller, took
jrophets of Baal. Elijah • said to the name of the body to which we Liberty School-house, some seven the stage for Corvallis, where we
"fr i r les w est of -d u nct i on C r tyT where
ween twp opinions ? if the Lord be Testament and find the exact word we had our next appointment to take the morning train for this
lod, follow him ; but if Baal, then ing, which is an end of all contro preach over Sunday and a part of place. While in Corvallis we
ollow him. And the people ans versy, and hence, we are not ne the week. We found, however, hunted up several of the brethren
wered him not a word.’* No won- cessitated to the double task of after reaching the neighborhood, and sisters there, and formed their
er the people answered him not a first finding the phrase itself and that the farmers were very busy, acquaintance. Our people once had
word. Their halting between two then going to work and proving that and that the people were somewhat an organization there, but by some
pinions did not consist in an effort the phrase Christian Church is its frightened over a few cases, of means it has gone down. We were
d decide which one they would true synonym. Besides, whdn we scarlet fever, quite near, and con told that there pre some thirty
erve to the exclusion of the other, have departed from strict biblical cluded that it would be almost im- members living there now, and that
lut they were trying to serve bo
phraseology in so important a mat-
<i -y. own.M. >■",
£e r as tliisj ~"baveTTaid” the foun- ings, an7r closedodv ’ meeting on build a house of worship, and that
pnng them to a final decision in be- dation for a second departure and Lord’s day evening. Liberty is there is also considerable money in
lalf of one. They must make up so on ad infiniturn.' It is a very where Bro. E. Mays, one of our the hands of some one to be used
heir minds to love and serve God easy matter to run down grade. aged preachers lives. We had the for that purpose. Corvallis is one
The phrase Christian Church is be- great pleasure of spending apart of of the most important towns in the
[lone, or else to take Baal alone.
lu roininoti. hi ! t.hi: Iwh d.-rv with him in hi«« valley-whpre-we have no ch urch—~
L Thia IftWH i* ahiiiAtiahf in the
'I ew Testament. When the rich many places it is used exclusively. pleasant home. He preaches for already established, and it seems to
oung man came to-the Savior in We meet it in our papers and the little band of brethren at us, with the number of members,
Hiring what he must do to inherit pamphlets. It is found on our Liberty when his health will per- and the means they now have with
-His d r a r.. companion has which to build a church, that” no
11 what he had, give it«to the poor on our Sunday-school books. It “ passed on before,” and he is now time should be lost in undertaking
icLtake up the cross and follow is seen over the doors of our houses waiting until the Master says it is the wrork their again. If our State
ie Master, he went away sorrow- of worship. It is daily on the lips enough, and then he will be ready Evangelist, or some other good
il because he had great possessions. of thousands of our church mem to give up this world for one where man, could go there and remain for
a month or two, or for six months, .
It is used by the denomina parting is unknown.
q was willing to follow the Savior bers.
-ovided it did not interfere with tions around us in a mere sectari
On Monday morning Bro. Fer it seems to us that a church house
s riches. But rather than devote an
. sense, and that too by our sanc guson kindly consented Co bring us could be built there and the breth
iese to the proper use, he was tion.
to Junction City again, where we ren gathered together in such a
think" 1.took.the train fox Albany,, ezi
his brethren, is the decision of a little conformity to Bible names for this place, where we had an doubts respecting the outcome of
►o many Christians.
would prevent much confusion and appointment to hold a meeting. the work
We left Corvallis on the morning __ ‘
greatly facilitate our work as a At the station at Albany, after
HE PHRASE ‘‘CHRISTIAN people.
leaving-the train, we had the plea- train and reached Independence
CHURCH” A MISNOMER.
I sure of meeting several of our about ten o’clock, and after a ride
We would be glad if our scribes, EDITORIAL CORRESPOND brethren, and among the rest Neal of about two miles, in a hack, wo
Cheetham, our State Evangelist, J. found, ourself at the home of Bro.
ad the brethren generally, would
On the 2nd inst. we wrere driven E. Roberts, one of our veteran Waller. We had long heard of
rop the use of the phrase “ Chris-
an Church” when speaking of from Springfield to Eugene by our preachers of Lane county, Dr. Cole, Monmouth, but now, for the first
le churches of Christ in any giv- kind Bro. T. 0. Maxwell, one of a member of the church at Albany, time, we have the pleasure of look
n county, district or State. In- the elders of the church at Spring and last, but not least, H. M. ing upon it. It has long been con
eed, so far as we are concerned field. At Eugene we always feel Waller, of this place, who is one of sidered the head quarters of our
re would be glad if it were com- perfectly at home among such kind the pioneer preachers of Oregon, brotherhood in Oregon. Here is
letely erased from our theologic- brethren as G. M. Whitney, Dr. and a man whose praise is in all where Christian College is located,
I vocabulary. The phrase, either Gill, Churchill, the Callisons, Fen I the churches in the State. He which has been so well and favor
1 the English or in the Greek, is ton and many others too numerous came here in the earliest settlement ably known, not only to our
at found once in allv the Bible, to mention. They nobly stood by of the country, and from what we brotherhood on this coast, but
he apostles never wrote letters to us in our trials that came upon us can learn he knows as much about throughout the East. Here is
e Christian Church, but when last summer, when we were so far the Christian churcb in Oregon as where T. F. Campbell, its president
caking of the congregation of away from home and friends, and any man now living. He com for so many years, lived and
menced preaching in Illinois when labored ; and also where the C hris
ly given district or country, they we will not soon forget them.
We made our hopie, while in but a boy, and came here when tian H erald is published. It is
lied them the churches of Christ,
jurches of God, etc. If it be said Eugene this time, with Bro. and quite young, and has been in the also the home of Peter Burnett, one
■is used merely as a synonym of Sister Beckwith, who keep the field evangelizing almost ever since. of our true and tried preachers of
lurches of Christ or of God, then Home Hotel, and we can say by We had his genial company all the the word, who is so well and favor
experience that they know how to way from Albany to Monmouth, ably known throughout Oregon.
We are indeed much pleased
1. It is not a liberal translation make their guests feel at home. If and after reaching Monmouth were
the original phrase, and hence, any of our readers should have most hospitably entertained in his with what we have seen of Mon
mouth and its surroundings. We
mot be its true synonym, occasion to pass through Eugene pleasant home.
We found, while in Albany, that consider the country second to none
ither is it a true synonym in and desire a place to stop where
i English ; and to the extent of they can get the worth of their the State Evangelist had been there we have seen anywhere in the val
' defect, it fails to express the money and be made happy, they about a week, working up matters ley. The scenery is very fine, and
will find the Home Hotel to be as well as he could, to make sure we have no doubt but that it is a
the putting of a suitable preacher very healthy place in which to live.
. If it should turn out to be a such a place.
)er synonym, it is just as easy a On Saturday morning, the 3rd in that field. After a half hour’s The town is small, likely number
ise the proper translation of inst., we took the train for Junction rest and dinner with the kind ing less than six hundred of a
phrase itself as to use its syn- City, yyhere we were met by Bro* family of Bro. Hays at Albany we, population.There is no church in