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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 7, 1883)
Bro. Wolverton, of Albany, than ever before during its thirteen fellowship and privileges, is without be arrested in their erratic course,
visited Monmouth this week and years’ publication^ and the end is the shadow of foundation in the and that every Christian should be
vrdnFbf God7^Trrs~purely sectarian/- to his brethren for his regular at
awaiting the laborer.
in a better condition by far in and in many places has done more tendance on the ordinances of God,
many respects than at any time to hinder the cause of Christ than and his general demeanor as a
Bro. Morrison went from Mon
during its history, and in the es almost any other one idea. • When member of the body of Christ.
mouth to McMinnville to engage in
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timation of those capable of judg one is baptized into Jesus Christ he
a meeting. We have had no word
ing is fast taking its place among is baptized into the congregation
from there up to this writing.
our leading, religious journals. Yet nearest and most convenient to him,
If a Christian would help him
Bro. F. M. Davis, of Farmiiigton,
self he must make an-effort to help
W. T., goes to the mines to spend needed and which must be made-in withdraw himself from their society others. “Giving is getting;” but
and congregational fellowship than it takes us a long time to learn the
the winter and asks the prayers of th* near future.
—WitWltW White — No», in view of tl»^ fm-H, he ha-^n wit,the Church tessera
brethren; what do you propose do of Christ itself The church in
among the ungodly.
ing ? You see what the paper is, whose midst such persons are living
“Trust in the Lord with all
We acknowledge a special invita and you have learned something of is in duty bound to look after them thine heart, and lean not unto
tion to stop with Bro. W. T. Wright, its future prospects^ so we feel that and see that they live as the law of thine own understanding.” So said
oPMiltbn, Oregon, should we ever it is unnecessary to urge upon you God requires them. As we have the wisest of men. In our Chris-
vfsTt that -part uf the State. We ■the necessity of rallying
would take pleasure in being enter
upon ourselves. If we could leam
tained by a brother who, as he says, more useful in the good cause of among us which so fully and forci the great lesson our heavenly
was brought up under the preach- j our Lord and Master. We are bly express our idea, and also to Father is trying to teach us, that of
mg df such men lar
implicit trustm him, we would De
this. We are thankful to the our view, of this question, we take more happy and more efficient in
Isaac Errett and Wm. S. Hayden.
brethren for their many words of pleasure in reproducing them here. his cause,
We are very sorry to learn that encouragement, and hope they will We refer to that scholarly and good
Bro. D. M. Doty, of Scio, is again continue to remember us in this man, Pres. R. Milligan, of the Col
“ Honor the Lord with thy sub
troubled with his old disease, the kind and brotherly way. Permit lege of the Bible, Lexington, Ky„ stance and with the first fruits of
- asthma, ’ accompanied ~with ’"bron uFto staTe’in con^usion"Tteat quite at’the time of tete death.— Iit insr thine'Tncfease ” is i diviftfrconT~
chitis. He writes us that his a number of our subscribers are in scheme of Redemption he says :
mand that we fear many overlook.
physician tells him he will have to arrears on their paper, and it is now
Every member of the one body Are you carrying out that com-
’ «jase preaching for. awhile, and. go time tcxcloseiip-;be eonir.,
mand,my dear brothaerwiih your....
east of the mountains and spend at pelled to close up all our accounts j one congregation, to which h^ is broad acres and your thousands of
least three months in rest. He has by the first of January, and in order personally responsible, and with dollars out at interest, when
concluded to do so, and will start to do this we will need all. the which lie is bound to cooperate in millions of precious souls for whom
in a few days. We hope he will money due us. Then let each sub all that pertains to the glory of Christ died are going down to eter
God, the edification of the Church,
scriber examine the date opposite and the conversion of the world. I nal ruin ?
soon obtain permanent relief.
his name on the paper and if behind have no objection to the common
please remit at once. Let our practice of giving to those recently
There is no work that will yield
baptized in a Church thfr hShdlff'
Last week closed our first year’s I agents also look after this matter. Christian affection, provided it be better resiHLj iharriliiat q? looking
work on the C hristian H erald , Come, brethren, let us close up all done not for the purpose of receiving after strangers who may move into
and this issue begins the second. our accounts for the old year, and them into the Church as members, neighborhoods where brethren live ;
Our year’s labor is before the get ready for a forward movement for which theft; is not the slightest and yet there is no> work that is
brethren, and of our effort to give all along the line at the beginning authority in the word of God, but often more neglected. When people
simply as a fraternal recognition move away among strangers they
them a religious journal worthy of of the New year.
their existing membership. But feel lonely, and a little attention to
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their respect and patronage and of
I do protest against the opinion en
tertained by some, that a man may them then will do more toward
the good we have been able to ac
The Scriptures clearly teach be baptized and. yet be irresponsi bringing them into the church
complish- for the cause, especially
ble to any Church or body of dis
on this coast, we leave our readers that the Church of Christ on earth ciples ; or that he may receive from than many, sermons.
to judge. In some respects we are is really but One Body. But for the Church of which he js a mem
And when people who come to
satisfied and have even gone beyond the sake of order and convenience, ber a letter of commendation, and
the church who are stranger«, let
our expectation ; while in other the primitive Church was divided then be irresponsible to any Church
not the members act toward them
respects we are not at all satisfied. I into as many congregations as was so long as he may see fit to re
tain said letter in his own possess as if the church was an iceburg,
While we have labored hard almost ' thought necessary ; each congrega- ion. Good order requires that
but let them go to them and en-
day and night for the success of our ! (¿on, when fully organized haying
deavor to make them feel that they
paper, yet it has been largely a its own corps of divinely appointed ble to the Church where he is bap
are glad to see them. Some church
pleasure to us as well as a blessing, elders and deacons. So m&j it be tized, and from the moment of his
The same conditions on baptism. If for any valid reason members act toward strangers
we trust, to others. While we are now.
he wishes to leave said Church, about as the man did toward a
fully conscious of our weakness and J which one becomes a membei of even on the self-same day of his
drowning man. When asked why
of our mistakes in the past we are I the one body of Christ does he also adoption, let him receive from it a
he did not make an effort to save
gratified to state that, so far as we become a member of some one local letter of commendation to the con
him from droyrning, he said he had
are able to learn, our effort on the congregation to which he is person gregation nearest to the place of
not been introduced to him. Don’t
whole has been highly satisfactory ally responsible for his Christian destination. 'If he neglects or re
fuses to identify himself, with it, wait, brethren, for an introduction.
to the brethren. The H f . rald from conduct. The idea that a person let him be called to an account by
the beginning has gradually grown must comply with one set of condi the Church that recommended him,
True worship consists in wor
• in favor with the brethren and in tions in order to get into the one ahdto whom he is still responsible,
shiping the Father in spirit and in
usefulness both at home and abroad, Church of Christ, and another set so long as he retains their letter of
truth. So teaches the Savior. To
and its subscription list has in to become a member of some local commendation. It is high time
creased till it is now much larger | congregation and thus enjoy its full that these wandering stars should worship in spirit means to do what
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