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VOL. I. ATLANTA, GA., ?This Week? Page. The Church's Mission 2 Magazine Reforms 2 Outsider's Views 3 The Home of the Soul ? 3 Earthly Prosperity and Gospel Progress 4 Manaus "5 The Wave of False Doctrine in Sinim 6 Who Will Take Away Our Reproach? 7 Youth and Age 8 The Proposed New Proof Texts 14 Cove Church Centennial *... 15 Presbyteries 22-27 Editorial Notes Among the candidates for the ministry received under the care of Presbyteries in the past few weeks, it is observable that several are sons of ministers. Take from the active ministry all who enter it from preach ers' homes, and a large gap would be made. The Rev. J. W. Lupton, D. D., an honored and beloved member of Chesapeake Presbytery, died at his home in Winchester, Va., on Friday, October I. He was a native of Winchester, and after theological education at Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Penn., and Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, he was ordained by Winchester Presbytery in 1854. From 1857 to 1872, he was pastor of the Leesburg Church, and from 1872 to 1898, for twenty-six years, he was nastor of the imnortant church at Clarks ville, Tenn. He then returned to the(. pastorate at Leesburg, and after nine years of most acceptable ministry in his first charge, he retired to his early home at Winchester. He was a faithful minister of the truth and grace of Christ, loyal, gentle, loving and much loved. The acquittal of William H. Sheppard. our missionary in the Congo country, is a remarkable proof of the power of public opinion. No one attributes it to righteousness on the part of the court. The court which was to try him was the creature of the very prosecutors in the case, and its verdict would inevitably have been against him if it had dared to brave universal public opinion. Everybody knew that the court and the prosecutors were one, that the purpose of the pros% ' *" * . . 4I. ijjyf rjmeSo(miwES7TRn Presbyteriah] ar ^ty TheQ/itral Presbyter/an e y The Souther/i Presbyter/ah OCIOBt R 13, 1909. NO. 41. ecution was to do harm to the missionary, and that all the facts were against the prosecutors and in favor of the man on trial. Had the court dared to do otherwise than acquit him the civilized world would have cried, Shame, and would have compelled the suspension of the judgment. One of the most interesting papers on John Calvin's life, writings, and contributions to biblical literature and theology which has yet appeared may be found in the current number of the Methodist Review, published in Nashville. It is from the pen of Dr. Warfield, of Princeton. Its appearance in such a publication is a splendid commentary on the broad-mindedness and appreciation of the editor of the Review, Rev. Dr. Gross Alexander. rrofessor Poster, of Chicago, whom the baptist Association of that city disfellowshipped, comes out in the "Baptist World" with his defense. Speaking of the trinity of God, and the deity of Christ, he asks: "At the great white throne, will you and I be put among the sheep or the goats according as we do or do not hold to these dogmas and to the inerrancy of the Book?" The answer is in the Epistles of John. "Whosoever abideth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God." "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father." The decision of the Chancery Court at Nashville, Tenn., concerning the title to the "Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House" has been rendered. It follows the decision of the Supreme Court of Tennessee in the Fayetteville case, and gives the property to the "loyalists." In the petition to the court, in the case of the Cumberland Publishing House, the claim was made that at the Cumberland General Assembly at. Dallas, Texas, in 1904, some of the members were misled, by the reply of the Moderator of the Assembly, and therefore gave votes which were contrary to their wishes. The judge ruled out this claim. Each member must decide for himself as to the significance or effect of his vote. The court gave the property to the Cumberlands on other grounds. We understand that another suit involving the title to the Publishing House is now pending before the United States Court. In this suit no decision has yet been reached.