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SOUTHERN STANDARD -MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. SAT 1)110 AY, OCT. 18, 1890.
EDITED BY KEY. F. L. LEEPKR.
THE CHURCH OF GOD.
That God has a Churcli now in the
world, as he always has had, is an in
disputable fact. She has been known
under different names; under the old
dispensation, as the Jewish Church,
and under the new as the Christian.
She embraced under the law all who
were the true and faithful 6eed of
Abraham, or who took hold of God's
covenant and lived according to his
requirements. Since the introduc
tion of the gospel she comprises all
who believe in Jesus Christ, trust in
him for salvation, aud conform to
his example. . Under the special cov
enant of God, she includes all believ
ing parents and their children. 'She
subsist tinder Various organizations
and denominations, no one of which
having exclusive right to recognition
as the sole true Church of God. lie
permits his people freedom of action
in the matter of church polity and or
der. One body may be purer than
another, or may be nearer the apostol
ic type, but in each and all, where
there is an honest acceptance of the
Scriptures as the Inspired rule of
faith and practice, there are the dis
tinctive doctrine aud life which en
title all to recognized and honored
constituency in the one great Church
The Christian Church, as manifest
in the world since the advent of her
Lord and Redeemer, and having for
her special mission the conquest of all
nations, was founded by God. She
owes her origin to His decree. She is
built upon His sovereignty. She is
nothing, if she is not of and from
Him. He sent nis Son to our earth
for her redemption. He gave her
his laws for her regulation. He has
in her a proprietary right. He is her
supreme Head and almighty King.
He has established her upon the sure
and abiding Rock of Ages.
Resting upon the foundation of his
changeless purpose and his infinite
resources, she cannot be destroyed.
JNo weapon iormeu against her can
prosper. According to our Lord's
immutable word, "the gates of hell
cannot prevail against her." For
centuries have her enemies sought
her overthrow. Satan has done his
utmost to banish her from society,
yet shp has continued to advance,
until now she is more aggressive than
over, and is making converts in
every land. Prosecution hasat times
attempted to wipe her out of exist
ence, yet the blood of the martyrs
has been the seed from which has
come a larger and more glorious
manifestation of vitality, and a wider
extension of her principles, and
grander development oi her power
in other regions. Ridicule and scorn,
as well as atheism and fanaticism,
have singly and combinedly sought
to put her to confusion, but in the
end she has shown a staying and ad
vancing energy greatly to the dis
comfiture of her adversaries, to the
glory of her Founder, and to the ben
efit of mankind. Notwithstanding
the obstacles Which she has had to
contend with in the way of human
prejudice, carnal opposition, Satanic
malice, worldly antagonism, false
systems of religion, and secular In
fluences and interests, she has perpet
uateu nerseii irom age to age, and
today she is stronger in numbers and
in power than at any period of her
history. Her friends have no need
to fear for her final success. She
may" encounter vicissitudes, but
greater is he who is for her than they
are against her. Men fight in vain
against her divine Sovereign. His
ordination cannot be defeated. His
omnipotence under the direction of
his omniscience will confound the
most skilful plans and shrewdest
machinations of man and devil.
Inspiration characterizes this endu
ring Hnd aggressive Church of God as
a holy Church. Holiness is her
marked and distinguishing feat
ure. She Jgrows in proportion
as purity is cultivated and exhibited
In this lies the source of her power as
well as of her glory. She originated
in a holy purpose. A holy God es'
tablished her in the earth; a holy Re
deemer died for her purification Ho
ly Bible Is her guide and chart; a Ho
ly Ghost animates and operates her
and a holy heaven is to be the fina
sphere of her endless and perfected
Today we need to think more of
this glorious and extensive Church
of tho living God. We should rec
ognize her members wherever fount!.
We should take to our hearts all
whom Christ loves and who love
Christ, whfth'T belonging to nur
distinctive brotherhood or not. We
must remember that God's Church Is
wider nnd broader than any one of
her various denominations. While
we may, and should, love the form
of Christian life Hnd the npecial or
ganization with which we are iden
tified, yet we should give duo recog
nition to all manifestations of church
ife and receive to our fellowship
Christian brethren of every name
and degree. And we should aim
more and more to show forth the
unity and lifo nnd glory of the one
ferand Church of God in all lands aud
among all peoples, not by outward
organism, but by greater spirituality,
of common life and ' growing resem
blance of her divine Head, not by the
sacrifice of individual doctrine and
organic development, but by charit
able construction as to existing dif
ferences in opinion and activity, by
sympathetic response to each other's
welfare, by prayerful spirit and hab
it, by kind and generous treatment
of one another, and by hearty,, co-operation
along lines of general Chris
tian work. We need to think more
aud more, not so much of the tri
umphs of our own denominations as
of the onward progress and achieve
ments of the Church of God in all her
branches and through all the agencies
by which she is compassing the
globe. The entire Church is dear to
our blessed Lord, and while he has
placed us in one of her brotherhoods
to work for him, he would have us
enlarge our conception and love her
in her individual and associated life
everywhere, and pray and labor for
her extension until all mankind
shall own her King and be a holy
teople unto the Lord of all.
Gold and Tilth.
Herald and Presbyter.
I was standing before an assayer's
office in San Francisco, talking with
the superintendent of the works.
Two men came out, each one carry
ng "a brick" in his arms. The
bricks were about the size and shape
of those that we build with, but they
were yellow, and shiny, and heavy.
The superintendent said to me : "Do
you know how much those bricks
are worth?" "No," I replied;
"please tell me.
apiece, we are
sending them to the mint, and out of
them they will make there twenty
five hundred double-eagles."
I gazed now upon those yellow
bricks with a good deal of interest
thought of the many things that they
would buy. Take land for instance
at the govermcnt price of an
acre, the owner of two cold bricks
could secure no less than forty thous
and acres, which would make five'
hundred farms of eighty acres each,
homes for five hundred famines, or
for from two to three thousand jieo
pie. The value of that immense
tract of land the possible location of
five hundred homes was in the arms
of the two porters as they started to
the mint. The two bricks would
buy fifty thousand bushels of grain,
enough to feed five thousand people
for a year ; or they would build fifty
cottages ; or they would sustain fifty
missionaries who might, while
preaching the gospel during the year
be instrumental in saving a thousand
souls to shine as stars for ever and
I did not need to ask why such
possibilities were in those bricks, for
I knew that gold was the world's
most precious metal its medium of
exchange and its measure of value
But I re-called Peter's comparison
and contrast In his First Genera
Epistle, "that the trial of your faith
being much more precious than gold
that perlsheth, might be found
unto praise, and honor, an J glory, at
the appearing of Jesus Christ." The
Revised Version omits the preposl
tion "oP before gold. It Is not the
trial that is precious, but the faith
Faith in the spiritual sphere is like
gold in the sphere of worldly inter
ests and operations. Faith is the
measure of value, the money tha
"answereth all things" in the king
doni of God. It is precious.like gold
in us purcnasing power, u is more
precious than gold, inasmuch as It is
Imperishable, and secures to its po'
When our Saviour said to his dis
ciples, "If ye have faith as a grain of
mustard seed, ye shall say unto this
mountain, Remove hence to yonder
place, and it shall remove," they
thought it was a kind of poetic hy
perdole. But there was a mountai
t . ri
in win rrancisco some years ago,
The city authorities wanted it remov
ed. An energetic contractor sai
"Give me a bag of gold, and I will
take it away." They gave or pledged
to him the gold, and beset machines
at woik which UNthIIv cut down tlif
mountain and carried it Into the sea.
he gold did it. And so dug through
the Isthmus of Suez, and if enough
liad been furnished, would have dug
through ihj Isthmus of Panama.
ho power of gold has no limit in
this world but that of physical im-
msibilities. Tuke enough gold
with you, and you can travel around
the world. You can eratifv every
ppetite and taste. You can, to a
ertain extent, buy with it even
lealth and friends, culture and repu
tation. Its value is not intrinsic.
We cannot eat it or drink it. If we
wear it, it is for ornament merely.
ts preciousness results from the fact
that God has made it to represent
alue to measure the worth of oth
er things. And for this very reason
the supply is limited, and it is hard
to get. If gold was as plenty as iron,
t would be as cheap us iron.
Faith, to be precious, must be gen
uine. Counterfeits may deceive
men, but they cannot deceive God.
But he honors the smallest coin of
this celestial currency which has
been melted and minted in the fur
nace of trial, and which bears upon
t his own image and superscription.
et the prayer of the Church be that
of the disciples: "Lord, increase our
faith." And let every Christian
utter daily in his closet, "with
tears," tho cry of the father of the
demoniac child: "Lord, I believe.
help thou mine unbelief."
For Christ's Sake.
I remember a young woman who
came to rao in great trouble, told me
that her father was drunk two or
three times a week ; that he insisted
on having a large part of her earnings
to spend it In drink ; und that when
he came home at night with drink
n him he often beat her ; life was
becoming iutolerable to her. She
wanted to know whether it would be
right for her to leave him. Her
mother was dead ; her father, if she
eft him, would be alone; was it her
duty to stay ? I told her that in my
udgment his treatment of her had
released her from tho obligation ; but
1 asKeu ner whether it would be pos
sible for her to be happy at night if
she went elsewhere; whether she
would not be always thinking that in
his drunken fits her father might
cume to harm ; and whether she
couiu not regard tne care 01 this un
happy man, with all the suffering
and misery it brought upon her, as
the special service to which Christ
had appointed her. She looked up
hesitated a moment, and then wiid
"I will." I do not think she would
have made a good model for an artist
painting a saint ; she did not live in
picturesque monastery, nut in a
back court in Birmingham; her
dress not picturesque, but the
somewhat unlovely dress of a poor
working girl ; yet that seems to me
to be the true imitation of Christ.
Liet me nnisn the story, ane came
to me three months later, and told
me with the light of joy on her face,
mat ner latner nad never come
home drunk since that night she had
resolved to care for him for Christ's
One summer afternoon, when Mrs.
It was very busy, her little
daughter Annie was somewhat of
hindrance.so she said to her, "Annie,
aear, suppose you go to your papa's
office and stay with him."
Always promptly obedient, Annie
at once went. By Hnd by her equal
ly busy papa said to her, "Annie, I
think you had better run home to
not m inn now."
Annie felt, with the uneering in
Htinets of a ehild, that neither her
iiiHiiiiiiH tmr her papn wanted her.
Both hurt and perplexed, she set
tied the difficulty in her own mind
by determining upon m halfway pol
icy. Accordingly she seated herself
quietly just half way between hr
father's office and the house.
Presently the old grandmother,
always on the lookout for the child
spied her sitting there flat on the
ground, looking listless and disconso
late. Surprised, and wondering at so
unwonted a proceeding on Annie's
part, she called to her, "Annie, chHd
what In the world are you sitting
there for ? "
The pent-up feelings of the little
heart overflowed h she sobbed
"Well, grandma, mamma didn'
want me ana sent me to papa, ana
1 t A A k
papa mun i want me ana sent me
back to mamma, nixl I thought I
had better stay half way between
them, o I'm sitting here."
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