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-ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN.
ZMonmoiitli, Oregon, Aitty 17, 18^'7.
“Shepherd nri'l Bishop” of souls, tTioiisnnd less than the -Lntlierians, down from our exalted bight as
Bro. tValker was tlieir elder, Bro. ; five millions less than the Methodists Christians into the field of polttic«.
r jblis K ed every T hursday by the
C. Wood and Bro. Harris deacons, and one million less than the Roman 'We could not do thi’-r without trail
Messenger Publishing Co., r_
ing the banner of Christ in the dust.-
and Bro. Ilodges a grAdtia'e of Beth Catholics. ’
MONMOUTH, POLK CO., OKEQON,
Compa-ed with the whole number Politics would get. into the ehurch,
any College was laboring among
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them in word'and doctrine, . Bri.’ of church members in the United ’ll wouh>be preached from the’ pul
<‘hri«tlAuit y and the dWT union of Genir^
L. L. Rowlafld has also labored States, the .Christian church Bre 20 pit, and a member’s standing in hi«
ul I«tfoi ipallot«.
among some Hiring the last year; millions in a minority. That is lo i ohurch wonld. be gauged by. his
Price Per Year, in Advance, $2.59
both of these' brethren are good sayj thatjf we were to undertake to I political action .in proportion as he
AH CoAimuniestiqns rel.'.imci to the paper in
preachers or prpclaimers of. thy glad vote down the Catholic church at j did to please or displease themajnri-
ary »«y, should 1« adilreHsod to the Publiahsr;
as rbove KetM .money by BaUk Draft," Regfe-
tidings; for speakers the-congrega the poles, 1 and no other denotnina .¡.ty.- It ir fresh’^ithin my memory
_ tcred Letter, or Monev order on Dallas, st our
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-* | and that of many fliers in 'this
tion hsa not hfcl'ed. If jliey need lion did not interfere,
Advertiser» will find this one of The best Hie-
righting, they »re able to right them votinjg. them dotyn we should lie : county, when a congregation'of the
> dintn- on the Pacific Coast for making tlieir
selves. As forimyselt I am working voted down ourselves. But, breth Christian church withdrew from one
" buaineaa known. -
in a field at present that needs' my ren Warren and McClure- will say of the oldest awd most efficient
that other Protestants will assist us/ preachers of th.e Gospel, for the
labor tnqrfe (Ima they do. •' .
You'lilly : I do noV know wlmi But then'in that ease, w’ho would simple reAson that his sentiments-~ ~
place you consider yourself to occu claim the victory, »nd obtain the did not accord with a.
’.'-' • on the
subject of the civil war then pen-
py in the miniatry, whether bishop ^spoils, I ask ?
If-the tpatter were adjusted ac dingT Th tie it ha’ been, thus it ever
oreJder, as I hope you have not got
to nnint erical strength, the j wijl be with the church, when it .
' Where did the wise -men come
1 1 ¿A W a filo
rv <1 »• 1 olnmnnfa
Jioji’s i , a allows
elements <•» of r the
from? .This hits long beeint moot-d
I-make no very great claims in-
him came up
To “ Aaron Payne.” - ,
Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and
disciple of,Christ, and I read “There
Hosiiea- b< came lii> servant, and gave | Erteemed diro :
bim presents. In tlie'Tiinth year of !
• . Jloshea the king- <>t
o Assyria took- i which was published the Q ukis ' tian wentevery where preaching the word. tenaNty with which we cling to the government structure; the pallad-
bamtiris, aid earimd Israel' '»aay M essenger of April 19 1877, con I have always taken “ th« y ’’to mean Bjfile iilotx* ns an ail sufficicntrru'e i ium of our greatness, the bulwark of
irrto Assyria, and placed them in taining jour kind stricture on a com the disci]iles; and as I am a Jisciple of faith' and practice, would be our strength. Had it not been • for
Halah and-in »labor by the river id munication of mine publiaed in a for of Chri»t,aild as the brethren have or broken, we would, have' to retrace klfie non interference of state with
<»• tin, an,l in >Llo- cities <4 the mer number ofithe M essenger is on dained me to pre.-jch, I have done so our steps, subscribe to. some Metho ’’church here, I have my doubts
in every place where I have been dist discipline, or some Westminster 1 whether we Ahould'have ever known
Medes.” 2 Kings xvii. 3, <J.
since I left Tillamook ; never ^claim or I’hilaiielplua creed <.f faith, and th’e Christian Reformation, for
Mr. Grant, D. -1 <»i 1 iica, N. Y,,
ing to be above the elders or even give up the Wind of God, which ao j Which we are contending at present. .
-*— n- Presbyterian preacher, aentby the
iheìnost humble (Ììsciple of any oòti far as -Christianity, i» concerned. So tenacious were t|»e framers of the
American Bond of Foieigi. Mis
wliefp I have preached ; > Would be ■i’lut little above the federal constitution, for the fight of
sions, missionary fo Asia; published
that any one thought Catholic regime. But, Bro. McClure conscience "»nd freedom of religious
»t book entitled “The Nestorian»' or
* . ' the Lost Tribes of Israel.’’ njj-w-bich and ready to give counsel when I go that I claimed an uffice in lhechkrcli after quoting the Scripture with re-> opinion, i, that they guarded three
wronfcf I feel that there ik sbme above
any-h/^lt I daini- is this; to ferwicc to the mystery of B.-bylofi, j saored - privileges by constitutional
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tt'k—-e»r Io— been - hh -I —Gik. it ^x... provision,
.«pirif qf tyhicjl h»s
toriansin the mountain fastnesses of thing which I can fall back Upon be willitiig trt^abdr in word and doc’’
nearly all if not
the iLininaleh mo-uitains, and that when u.idecided io >1hy swn mind. trine, to the extent of niy ability.
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to be the descendants
wrriri 1 r ri mrTitfi ii ii-iinwr¥b—ir«y»<'>■
of the ten tribes, and that ll
driven from the cities of the plains
tiucs to incseise^iy the sioie ratio, clared that “Congress shell make';__
adhere they were placed by Shal Savior's vineyard near twice as mahy ended.”
I lia’ve always- thought the term in the future, a« in the past, a no law respecting an establishment«--. ’
iiMties.vyr, by the M ihometaijs, to years as I am old, is much worth to
*• <-vtingt-list,” to be almost synony million (>f years would iaieriene of religion, or prohibiting the free |
these mountain, fastnesses tor pro-, me..
I remember that a year or so ago mous with <iur..word—missionary, if probably, before tlUl beast will have exercise thereof." The Constitution
tyction. die '»tales that ’they were
Christians, and had a plurality of when laboring under great discour I ■ m incorrect I would be glad to the power to lule over 0“, it the- 'of Oregon, after numerating the
bishops in each cliurcb, and- break agements, (my family noj, having know it. I <h> bbt think that it is blessed God did not drsiroy it.be natural rights of man, breaks forth
the loaf every first thy of the week, even the necessaries of life at the necessary for a missionary or preach fore t'uat time. But w hat of the in the very first article in the fol
prophesies regarding it* certain lowing declaration, every Word of
and tliatfljiey claimed,that God sent time) I concluded to quit the minis er to be inspiued.
“ Catholicism has its apostle« above overthrow? 11 suppression ot Cath which rings out in peals of ptaise
them a prophet two hundred years try ; I wrote my intention» to Bro
before the coming of Christ, who Campbell with’the request that he the elder« ; I d.Wi-t want the reforma- olicism only, would ■ follow the poli and honor to the. head» and hearts
■ visited them in all their cities, and would publish them ; this be declin ti'.n io think it has* its - evangelist tical proscription of that people, I. that conceived them. .Thus) “ All
might entertain some sympathy with men shall'be secured in their natural
*'■ foretold that when their Messiah ed to do. But by letter gave me above its older».
I can only speak for myself, I do
should be born in Palestine, a «tar much encouragement: »aid he, “And
would appear to signify to them his Jesus satd nnto him, no man, having not think th at theevangeluit rsabove one of such magnitude, and. fraught according, to the .diciate» of their
birth. That th? star did- appear, ' put his hand to the plough, and the elders or even the nio»t bumble with matters of so much importance, I own consciences.” Here then thè
the danger which might follow such matter is cut short, and uo room is
and that they sent a number of their looking back, is fit'for the kingdom disciple.
a course so fatal, both the govern- left for religions persecution, no
Yours in the good hope,
learned Rabbits to visit him, and of God.” lie then spoke of hie own
.meut as well ns the church of which place for making religious martyrs, . •
8. C. E spy
that two of the apostles,whose names discouragements, snd of the reward
I am a member, I cannot for one for re-enucting the bloody drama ot
they gave, being the same as given when all our laber would be over.
Lacentre, W.‘ T., May 1, 1877.
entertain the proposition, the Inquisition, er the masacre of St.
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in our Scriptures, came to them and I have now reason to thank God
to vote for a Roman Bartholomew, or burning at the
’ “ J. r.lA’a. Articles.”
taught them Christianity, and 1i véd that I labored on; although discour
account of his religious •take a Salem witch.
agements continue, I have had the
and died with them.
It is not my. purpose to try to de-
to the disfanchisi--
A Nestorian bishop of the name
the Catholic church tj-oro charg
of Ooroemiah, has, within the’ recol-
which they yo guilty. But so
lection of the writer, and* ainee Dr.
are concerned the intimations
Grant’s visit to tjiem, visited this
country and preached in New York turn unto the “ Shepherd and Bish and 1870, It.present* some figures opinion» of the great uiinda who of the brethren, that-they are idola-
city. There was no traveling in the op ” of our souls as well, during the bearing direcaly upon the subject framed our coostituli<u<~abd is con tors.in the usual.exception, or per
under discussiM. It gives the totals trary both to the con/iitution ot th» jured wretches, when one of them
country then, and is nat now, only same time.
26 denominations with their con United State» and that of Oregon. takes the oath of allegisnce to the
I we'l remember all that you told
by caravan, and caravans did Hot
cfcnrch edifices, and To' assume such a position is to Uoiled States,.they are unjust and
then, and do not now? travel ever me in Tillamook: and I have beer,
fla follows in round assume that the fathers of the Re unworthy the source from which ‘
the caravan routes bat twice a
thousand congrega public did not underatafid them they «menate. 1‘lease remember
year. Those, who in early times
came by the overland raute to tbi» tiding“ at Scappoose and elsewhere tions, 62 thousand ch uroh edifices, selves, made an egregious blunder, brethren, the manv great and good
in Columbia coun'y, Oregon,.slid of and 21 milbogtnumbers. Of this 21 and that w« are much wiser than men who lived and died Catholics.
coast, will understand that.
Cotumbus, and hi« brave comrades
Now, it is selievident that these baptiamg a few of the disciples of milpoii members seven of the they. To assume this, s. «., that wc
wise men, let them come from where that county ; but the building of the churches rank in point of naembeVs pught to contest the oivil right» of who accompanied him .when he dis.
they would, did not come from the congregation there is not iuy work, I as follows iu the -brder named • the Catholics at the poles, >• tq as coveted this continent, were Roman
£a«t, much less from East of the it is the result of the labor of Bro. Methodist, six millions; Baptista, sume that they also have a similar Catholics. The first devout prayeis
river Tigris, from the valley of McBride deceased, and I am sure three millions; Presbyterians, two right to dimteat <>ur oivil rights at that ever asoended from the »bores
Guzan, aud the cities of the Medes, that it any person will visit the coun millions ; Catholics within a fraction the poles. Not only that, but if of America to the Most High were
and find the parents rin the stable, ty they will find thirty er more dis of two tniilians; Luthenkns, 900 suoh a poling were inaugurated, ottered from the lips of Rumati C»tli-
snd the babe in the manger, or even ciples “ anchored firm-on the rock.” thousand; Episcopal Association 900 every other sect of religion would be olics.
Gallileo who discovered the rotarv
The Snnday school wpra pt Snap thousand, and Christian Church 800 come, involved in the struggle, and
iu Bethlehem. Besides they were
. instructed by God to return another pose wm in the care of Bro. Walker, thousand. So the Christian church not the right, but might would de motion ot the earth, was a -Catholic.
way; “ And being warned of God Sister Copeland and other». I did stands beneath in point of numbers aide the contest- Under such a Governor Morris, who furuishi-l
in a dreftm that they should not re not learn the cause of their failure, I as compared with other rfenomina lri*l»JBAt£e would oiv cherished re Washington with means to lee<i.and
tions, being more than three millions fbrinatinn go ? Many fathonis be clothe the coutinriital arins was A
turn 16 Herod, they departed into ’only sorrowed because they failed.
their own oountry another -way.”
When I left Columbia county less than the Baptists, three hundred neath (lie rubbish nf the fearful Roman Catholic, Charles Cairo! of
Mall. ii. 12. There were but two about one year ago, the brethren at thousand less than the Congregation - wreck that would sooner or later Carrolton yva« a Catholic, and it
caravan routes to the East Cara, Sea p pose and elsewhere in Columbia alists, one’ hundred thousand less follow! There ta another potent fail me to name them all.
( Cimiudtd on fiafft & ) •
vans were made up st the sea porta oeunty were in the care of Je»u> the tbau the Episcopala, one hundred reaaou why wo should not step
of the Meditereancan; or Jerusalem,
and passed'by t|ie Jrricbo ford over
Jordan to Tudinoe, apd go East, or
they, were . made up -at Damascus,
and werrt East from there.
Now if the wise men found -he
young child at Bethlehem, they
must ha<e gone to Jerusalem to join
a caravan, or go by Jerusalem-10
Damascus, and join a caravan there,
But it they found the young child at
Nax.reth, they could have gone
from (bete to pamascus. without
going by Jerusalem, and thila have
returned another way.-
With all this before us, it is evi.
den), that. instead of “ The star, the
star- of Bethlehem,* it should be,
“The star, the ytar of Nazareth.”
Let ns have the truth if it does spoil
some at our pretty songs.-
I aspis .