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getting Mr. Sunday's thoughts on the
devil in the very making.)?
"The Devil is a Real Person," he
continued earnestly, "and 1 say you
have got to believe tie is a real person
to be saved!' The" Bible says he is a
real person and I believe the Bible
from coyer to cover! When I preach
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there is a personal devil folks say to
me, 'That's sixteenth century preach
ing. It won't do in the twentieth
century!' But when a. century gets
too smart to believe in the devil and
in everything else the Bible teaches,
I say to HELL with , the century!
That's the- kind of man I am!"
"Has the devil really got horns and
hoofs and a tail?" I asked the cham
pion devil-chaser of the world.
"The devil has a thousand forms,"
Mr. Sunday replied with great earn
estness. "To one.man he may appear
with horns, hoofs' aud a tail while to
another he may look like an Angel of
light. , The devil wears whatever
form will make him most of a tempt
er. That's why he has so many dis
guises. He suits his appearance to
the person he is trying to tempt.
That's ,wha.t makes him so cute and
foxy,' Because yiak-wuJRi4j$empt
you, for instance,- wouldn't FEAZB
"Nobody knows how cute and foxy
that old devil is," the baseball evan
gelist continued. "To find out how
smart he is just think how seldom he
appears in the guise of out-and-out .
infidelity. There are mighty few real ?
infidels in the world. Most people be-
lieve in God. But the devil, he goes
about with a handful of isms and
seisms to fool people."
"How about hell, Mr. Sunday?" I .
inquired meekly such is the man's
magnetism such his earnest belief
in the gospel he preaches that I was
beginning to think about "hitting the
trail" myself. "Is hell really a place
of fire and brimstone and burning
"Hell is a place of torment, just as
heaven is a place of beauty," he an
swered. "We think about hell as a
place of fire because fire tortures
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just as we think about heaven as a
place of gold and diamonds and.
rubies and sapphires because these
are the most beautiful things we
Jiave. Whether hell is really a fiery
pit and whether heaven really has
gold streets is God's business, J eav