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May 26, 1909.
cumcision. See Joshua 5 man could partake of t least to some extent sus ments of the Church for were disciplined along w Eli was priest in Isrz gresscd specially in thei He failed to restrain thei priesthood. And the Lc discipline upon Eli. I. sons made themselves vi therefore I have sworn v iniquity (punishment) of with sacrifice nor offeriiij In the days just prior t by Nebuchadnezzar we re from God by the hand c duced the message to wi King Jehoiakim. The ki writing to pieces and cas ment of a message from There was no rebuke. 1 tain it. The church offic Ii nen uod allowed Nebiu and the elders and the C suspended from the pass* In the year A. D. 29, the condemnation and tl Popular opinion was wil bench of elders of the Jew Pharisees. And from tha dred years, the nation ha the passover. In the second chapter the New Testament Chu lect of discipline. To th was tolerating the teacl says, "I will come untc against them with the s1 the church of Thyatira, woman Jezebel to seduce "I will give unto every I works." Finally, in the eleventh ture of a Church dead 5 that ought to make every the two witnesses, and u that the two witnesses i represented as two, becau is teaching and worship As long as the two wit sackcloth and ashes) th< I But (verse 7) when thej when they ceased to proi require a holy life on the heast overcomes them ar bodies lie in the street of In parts of Europe, an day, the testimony of tl weaker. In New York t union are avowed in th ignoring of the inspiratioi ment of Christ. Dr. Pri THE PRESBYTERIA ;:5. And as no uncircumcised he passover, this involved at ^pension from both the sacrathirty-eight years. The elders ith the transgressors, tel. His sons, priests, transir behavior at the tabernacle, n or to remove them from the tra sent to mm a message of Samuel 3: 13. "Because his le and he restrained them not, into the house of Eli, that the Eli's house shall not be purged ?; forever." o the destruction of Jerusalem ad of the writing of a prophecy )f Jeremiah. The prophet renting and Jehudi carried it to ing took his penknife, cut the ;t it into the fire. Such treatGod surely called for rebuke. Public opinion would not sus crs ignored tne insult to Uotl. :hadnezzar to take Jerusalem; hurch and the people were all over for seventy years. Scribes and Pharisees secured le crucifixion of Jesus Christ. ;h them. The Sanhedrin, the rish Church, coincided with the t day to this, for eighteen huns been under suspension from of Revelation Christ gives to rch a warning about the nege church at Pergamos, which ting of false doctrine, Christ > thee ouicklv and will fio-ht - -J J ? " --- "*&* * word of my mouth." And to "Because thou sufferest that my servants" to evil conduct, one of you according to your i of Revelation, we have a picind patronized by the wicked Christian shudder. In it we see inderstand from the prophet ire the Church of God. It is ise it has a twofold duty. One >ping, the other is discipline, nesses prophesied (though in t Church was alive and safe. r ceased from their testimony, claim the truth of God and to part of her members, then the id kills them. And their dead til r?itv rvf nrlrlzorlnoco ? v j v/? mvavvtuvoo, id in parts of this country tole two witnesses is becoming oday the advocates of Church eir purpose to base it on an i of the Bible and of the atonetchett, of the Carnegie Fund, lN of the south. and Dr. Aked are at one in ar There is danger that the witn< testimony, and begin to subs ology, and for faith, civic rij spiritual death and the rejo Christ. predesth I began my ministry in the bama in 1857. The first of Oct iner at Hatchet Creek church. in connection with the fall m As there was evidently much tion the meeting was contim elders. The congregations w< fested deep concern for their s preaching in the tent, I reqiu to spend a little time and tal meet me in the church imme tion. Quite a number did so. The first person I met aftei a man of some thirty-five y much to my astonishment, \ with him, he asked me, "Do ] tion ?" My reply was, "I do, but 1 your salvation ?" The next question was, "Dc My reply was, "I do, b with your salvation?" The next question was, "D all things and knows whethei My reply was, "I do, but w your salvation?" He said, "Well, if God kno I am predestined and elected right. If I am not, I can not 1 In reply I said to him, "Yc iieve God knows everything.' "Certainly I do." "Do you think he knows i good crop next year or not? well as he does whether you "Of course he does," was hi I said to him, "Then I tell ) and sell your mules, don't plo corn or cotton, don't cultivate make the best crop you ever left him. The next day after the mc met me and said to me, callir derstand that farming operati I said, "Neither do I," and He was present at the mori any one who appeared more d< the immediate acceptance of for the salvation of any one. Soon after the benediction 1 again, "I don't understand tl My reply was again, "Neithei meet some others. Just after the three o'clock the campus, he said to me, " 7 mouncing such a purpose, esses will cease from their .titute for penitence socighteousness. Then comes icings of the enemies of JATION. : Presbytery of East Alaober, 1858, I held a meet the annual camp meeting,x leeting of the Presbytery, interest in the congregtu led at the request of the ire large, and many mapialvation. One night after ;sted any who would like k on personal religion to diately after the benedic entering the church was ears old or more. Very vhen I began conversing ^ou believe in predestinakvhat has that to do with > you believe in election?" nit what hn<5 that tr? fir* o yo? believe God knows I will be saved or not?" hat has that to do with ws I am to be saved, and to be saved, it will be all help myself." >11 are a farmer. You be7 .vhether you will make a He knows that just as will be saved or not." s reply." >ou what to do. Go home w your land, or plant any t your land, arid you will made in your life," and I >rning prayer meeting he lg my name, "I don't union." I left him. ling service. I never saw ?eply interested as I urged Christ as the only hope ic met me again, and said lat farming operation." r do I," and I left him to : sermon, meeting me on I am troubled about that