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SUNDAYjS SECOND REVIVAL WEEK SERMON
Subject "Positive and Negative Religion"
I am an old-fashioned preacher
of .the old-time religion that has
warmed this cold world's heart
for 2,000 years. Billy Sunday.
1 1 i .
(Editor's Note. Here follows the
second sermon written by Billy Sun
day for readers of this newspaper as
part of a holy week revival, which the
world-famous evangelist has consent
ed to conduct through the columns of
this newspaper. The remainder will
follow through the week, one each
evening. These sermons were pre
pared and signed by Mr. Sunday him
self and represent the very flower of
BY THE REV. BILLY SUNDAY
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper
There have been throughout all
the centuries two ideas of goodness
the positive and the negative. The
negative idea has been that in order
to be good a man must ran away
from the- world. The positive idea
has been that in order to be not only
good, but good for something, a man
must get INTO the world.
I want to write an indictment
against the idea of running away
from the world in order to be good.
In this indictment there shall be four
The first is that running away from
the world in order to. be good makes
religion a matter of place and observ
ance. There is in America a type of man
who seems to think that his religion
is summed up in the doing of a lot
of special things, such as attending
church, singing psalms, saying
prayers, etc., and who seems to think
that religion is confined to one day
In the week and that the other six
are the legitimate field of the secular.
But as I have said so many times
before, religion does NOT consist in
doing a lot of special things, even
though those special things be good
things, but religion consists in doing
ALL things in a special way.
Secondly, running away from the