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and to one another. While there ecclesiastical bodies whose business of theirs, others who did not
is nothing more clearly taught in it is to make laws for the govern possess such knowledge might by
ment of the churches^ and the their example, be induced.to eat
_____ A good sister, and a fine worker t.hp Scriptures than that God in-
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sp i t ‘At 1 oT~the gospel. 1L■.n> <LY_ A£e.
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family from the very beginning, what they profess to be, are simply away from Christianity into idol
composed of those brethren and atry. So Paul, rather than causa
_ “ I wish to ask you a few ques yet it does not necessarily follow
tions. In the H erald of Oct. 12th, from this fact that woman may not sisters appointed by the churches his brother to stumble and fall by
, in your editorial speaking of the have her own legitimate sphere in under their board of officers and his Example of liberty, would prefer
Sisters at Salem, you say:- ‘It which she can consistently and authorized to do the work of the to live on vegetables and eat no
gives us pleasure to note tFial the
churches in devising ways and meat the rest of his days. Hore is
Sisters wrhile at Salem also organ Scripturally work for the Master.
a lesson for all Christians. While
ized a State Christian Missionary Because man is the head of the means for doing missionary work.
Society. This show’s that they family, it does not follow7 that he So it is the church after all that is there are some things in which we
also mean business in the mission may not properly turn over the doing the work, it is the church can engage which are harmless in
woyk.’ Thrn in spiking.
; . nmnagmnmit uP-»’dwuwlfgfld1-
"duties lb the good wife, or tTat” lie T h ".. raising“ the mëâns7^îr~ïrnïïie “'Ch’ristuinrvnmlioF^o^s^griuc}!
you say: ‘ The Bible teaches that
knowledge may become offended
the family has had a head from the is to even meddle with these mat church that is sending the gospel
creation of the first pair, and must ters so long as she conducts the to the poor and needy and it is the and be led to commit sin. For
continue to have one for all time; business allotted to her in a be church that receives the honor in their sakes therefore we should
and that man was and is that coming manner. Yet in all of this the name of Christ. Now we are abstain from using our Christian
-if man is that
cifciTm Yt an ooo.
frfta ih atafo that - ft’ mnyhniion,
’ "heart; wirat means th iy Constitution
of the Woman’s Christian Mission In like manner may woman have which is not thus subject to and ‘ Another brother says:
ary Society and Executive Board her sphere of usefulness in the governed by the wish and authori
“ Please answer the following
published in the H erald of Oct. church of Christ.It is not Pro~ ty of the divinely organized questiimsthrungli. tlwJ
.. -and.... dues not,.. «ivo... the
to mean a frame of government. Sisters, in organizing missionary church the honor is not authorized Heb. 12: D- Wh a fristhesin which !
Then who is the head of this
doth so easily beset us?” Is it
___ government ?.... Ans. Woman. What societies, are actually setting up for by the word of God, and such con common to al 1 or is it not I Ini
is to be governed ? Ans. A Society. themselves; that they propose to ventions can not receive 'our sup Cor. 5; 5, give a full solution of
So yon see we have woman for the ordain and send out evangelists of port. ' Neither would we be under 5th verse. Also whose duty is it
head instead of man. You further their own sex to publicly preach stood as approving all the means to set the Lord’s table/ Is it our
say the Sisters “ also organized ~a
the gospel and set the churches in used by some of our societies in the work or is it the deacons’ and"“1
society" which implies that the
elders’ duty to officiate at the table?
brethren did the same thing. Now order. Or that their societies are spread of the gospel. The end docs
I claim that no evangelist has
could not our Sisters work under to be rivals of those conducted by not always justify the means, and a Also,
right to. officiate at the -Lm=d’s-T.J
- the same" Board wi th’Wr bTethrefi? thFbrethren, fdFif TTiTsdveredfietF ffiere^isTi’odmT for much iihnrbve tnbic-whrn"^
and““thus "Tel" man Tie the headTn object, then we should unhesita ment. We are not of that class
spreading the gospel as well as in tingly oppose them as being con who see nothing to criticize and are in the Lord’s house; and no
deacon has the right of an elder at
• politics ? The Bible says that
.. woman was created for a heipmeet trary to the spirit of Apostolic correct connected with our mission - the Lord’s table. If wrong, will_ _
for man. Does that mean that Christianity. But on the other ary work. When it comes to that, you please correct me ?”
In Corinthians the apostle refers
each shall work in a separate or hand, their object is to aid the further progress is out of the ques
ganization ? When some of our brethren in spreading the gospel, tion.
to the case of the incestuous man,
brethren wish to prove that women by using their means and influence
Suffice it to say that we are far and he exhorted the church that by
have a right to speak in the public
from being fully satisfied with the authority of “the LoM Jastis,
assembly, they quote the passage in sending out suitable nwn to do
of Scripture, ‘ There is neither the work. Thus you see man is what we now have, and hope in the when they were assembled together
male nor female, but all are one in really at the head of the mission near future to give our readers the to withdraw their fellowship from
Christ Jesus.’ But in Societies, we ary w’ork after all. When we benefit of our thoughts more fully him. The object of this excom
have both male and female. And spoke approvingly of the Sisters’ on this subject. In the meantime munication was not that the man
again, the society says that the
let us remember that there are two might be lost, but that by thus de
president of the Board shall organ organization at Salem we did not
ize auxiliaries. Are we not bap mean to indorse everything they extremes on this question, and we livering him over to Satan for a
tized into the One Body ? Are we might <fo in the future. It W’as should avoid swinging into either season his fleshly lusts might be
not organized into congregations or their disposition and determina of them.
subdued, and that he might be
churches ? Have .we not an exe tion to assist in the good w’ork
brought to repentance and restored
cutive board ? If so, what need
A subscriber writes us as fol to the church again that his spirit
then have wre for another ? Is not rather than the manner of doing low’s :
might be saved in the day of the
God’s organization as good as man’s, it, that we approved and encour
“ What does Paul mean where he Lord Jesus. By reference to 2 Cor.
or woman’s either ? Have not aged. Instead of regarding these
‘ If meat make my brother to 2 : 6-10 it will be seen that the ad
these congregations the power to societies as separate organizations
raise money as well as a society ? and distinct from the churches, we offend, I will eat no flesh while the vice of the apostle had been follow
world standeth, lest I make my
and will they not show by so doing
brother to offend
8 : 13 ” ed, that the excommunication had
that they mean business in the
Lord’s cause ? Would it also not different spheres of usefulness in
This declaration is best under- its desired effect and that the breth
ren are there instructed to forgive
be better to give the honor to the the same organization; namely, stood in the light of the preceedin
church than to the society ? Per the Church of Christ.
portion of the chapter. The apostle him and receive him into their fel
haps I have asked you enough
It is true that we are baptized is talking about the eating of meats lowship. So the object of with
questions for this time. You will
please answer, for I am very into the one body, and that this one offered to idols in the heathen drawing fellowship from any one is
anxious to learn 'concerning these body is -organized into churches temples. Some of the Gentile con not to destroy him, but to bring him
w i th thei r ~ e x ec u t i ve boards of verts in that church who had been to repentance and save him.
“ The sin which doth so easily
It is admitted that* these ques officers ; and so far as the govern accustomed to idol worship, know
tions carry with them considerable ment of the church is concerned, ing that an idol was nothing, beset us,” is evidently the sin of un
force and point, and yet we think we need no others. It is also true would go into the heathen temple, belief, against which the writer
they are based on a misconception that the societies propose to be, and eat meat not as a sacrifice to warn« his readers all through the
of the relation the missionary governed by no other board. The idols but as things indifferent with epistle, and is applicable to aH J
secieties sustain to the churches conventions, instead of being in themselves. But by this liberty Christians.
As all are priests*'to God, we