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is i lio record of tho gradual ovolutlon of standards, and niuat be read with discriminating oyca that distinguish loftier from lowor ideals; nor daro wo 11 oh it ate to affirm that the Bible writers no by no means unerring guides, but must be corrected by tho supremo christian authority?the Spirit of Christ in Christian consciences." Any one who desires to hunt for moro flies can purchase this hook for 1.00 from the Geo. H. Doran Com...... \tam> v 1 llftY IUTK. Divine Inspiration. By George Preston Mains, senior publishing agent of the Northern Methodist Book Concern. Publishers, George H. Doran Company, New York. Price, $1.00. It Is hard to see why this book was written, if it is not the aim of the author to undermine the doctrine of inspiration as held by the great hulk of the Christian Church, and which he pvidently does not accept. Witness these quotations. He quotes Professor Orr with approval, and says, "He admits that inspiration furnishes no safeguard against historic or scientific error on the part of Christian writers." "An infallible book in order to be valid would require an Infallible interpre ter." "Christian scholarship has been forced to abandon the hypothesis of Scriptural inerrancy." "It seems absurd to claim, as many have mistakenly done, that all parts of the Scriptures are equally inspired." But why bo further? Imnianuers Praise. A new "Alexander Book." Published by Fleming H. Revell Company, New York. The names of the compilers is a sufficient guarantee of the character of the book. They are Charles M. Alexander, J. Prfid RphnlflolH otiH Haa p oiAhku ? M.tu VIUU. V. OICUU1U9. Among the authors and composers of the hymns and tunes in this book are many of the old favorites, and there are many others who have more recently won their place among the worshippers of God. A Maid of Old Virginia. By William Sage. Revell, Illustrated. 12 mo. Cloth. Net $1.25. A story of the days of Indian massacre and Bacon's rebellion against Sir William Berkeley. These scenes of warfaro we are shown with remarkable vividness, but wo watch with eSDecial interest the en nan of Deborah Lane, a young English girl, kidnapped and sold into slavery in the colony. Sentenced to the whipping-post Deborah is rescued-by Jasper Mason, one of Bacon's devoted followers. Deborah passe3 through many adventures and has many narrow escapes. Mason first protects and then falls in love with her. How these two fared in their struggle for their own and Virginia's freedom, how they loved and trusted is told in a style well adapted to the times of which the tale is written. The llrnntlAn ? -v.umuu nuu tuuiiuuil'.'i] 1)1 111 ?i IOIIOWers of Bacon Is a strong note throughout the book. Why Four Gospels? By Itov. F. D. Van Valkenburgh. Published by Pentecostal Publishing Company, Louisville, Ky. This is a small volume in which the author shows in a plain and simple way that there was a special reason for the writing of each of the gospels, and that each one presents some special characteristic of the Saviour. Qod lades the wings of private prayer with the sweetest, choicest, and chlefest blessings. Ah! how often hath Ood kissed the poor Christian f^t the beginning of private prayer, spoken peace to him in the midst of prayer, and filled him with light, Joy and assurance upon its close! T II B P R K SBY T K R I ;: Presbyteries ASH KVTLLK I*RK8BYT1, 11Y. Ashoville Presbytery met at Montreat September 21st, at 8 o'clock P. M., and was opened with a sermon by Kev. A. S. Anderson, the last moderator present, from the text 1 Cor. 1:31. Thnro ??'/** *-? -1 ' 4 * .?v.u neio piosein during me session eleven ministers and nine ruling elders. Organization: Rev. T. J. McConnell was elected moderator, and Rev. Messrs. A. S. Anderson and W. P. Chedester engrossing and temporary clerks, respectively. Courtesies: Rev. O. G. Jones, of Orange Presbytery; Rev. R. C. Anderson, of Kings Mountain Presbytery, and Rev. D. A. Green, of Zanesville Presbytery (U. S. A.) were introduced and invited to sit as corresponding members. Received: Rev. R. C. Anderson was received from Kings Mountain Presbytery, and his name enrolled as a member of this Presbytery. Adjourned Meeting: An adjourned meeting will be held, on the call of the moderator, during the sessions of the Synod of Appalachia, one purpose of which will be to receive Rev. Edward Mack, D. D., as a member of this Presbytery. Both Synods: The stated clerk was directed to send reports to both the Synod of North Carolina and the Synod of Appalachia, and the treasurer was directed to send Synodical assessments to both Synods. Overture: An overture was sent to the Svnod of AnnnlnohSn it request the General Assembly's Committee of Publication and Sabbath School Work to employ a Sundayschool agent to labor within the bounds of the new Synod. Davidson College: Dr. W. J. Martin gave an earnest and highly instructive address on Davidson College, after which Presbytery, by a rising vote, assured him of our appreciation of his address and of our support in his work. Homo Missions: At a popular meeting in the interest of this cause interesting addresses were given by Rev. Messrs. Campbell, Smith, Temple and Anderson, nftor whioh ? nniu??u was taken for Balfour Orphanage, amounting to $32.60. The report of the Home Missions Committee was then adopted, and is as follows: "The Homo Mission Committee recommend the following: 1. "That the following overture be sent to the Synod of North Carolina: 'In view of our large financial obligations in sustaining our work of Home Missions, and in view of the fact that wo aro going, with the approval of the Synod of North Carolina, into a Synod whose destitutions will call for larger contributions on our part to Synodical work, the Presbytery of Asheville hereby earnestly overtures the Synod of North Carolina not to discontinue nil at once the aid hitherto given to our work, but to mnke an appropriation of twelve hundred dollars for the first yenr, to be sealed two hundred dollars annually, until the appropriation shall disappear and the Synod of nuiui vuiiiiiiiii anaii do ronovea or financial responsibility for work In thin Prosbytory, and bo left free to proseeuto moro vigorously the cvangellzatlon of other needy fields In the State.' 2. "That the following; overture be sent to tho Synod of Appalachla: 'In view of tho largo missionary territory within tho bounds of the Synod of Appalachla. and in view of tho liberality of the Goneral Assembly's Committee of Homo Missions in offering to give tho Synod a fair proportion of tho tlmo of Rov. J. W. Tyler, D. D., superln AN OP T II K SOUT H. \fHCHM0ND? As Exec i trust i Guardia (savings] And in the adr \COMPAN>^ jg complete. We will drs Main and S^vefllh - ~ it with care ar banking ?.r trusts 3>r m< real ?. estate Une Mi tendent of mountain missions, the Presbytery of Asheville respectfully overtures the Synod of Appalachia to put into the field, at once, at least one. and if possible two, Synodical evangelists, to make a thorough investigation of the Home Mission needs and opportunities. to help pastors in conducting evangelistic meetings, and to aid the Synod's Committee of Home Missions in arousing the churches to a lively in in me git'iii i-ause 01 Home Missions.' 3. "In view of the fact that the Presbytery has authorized its Committee of Home Missions to employ an assistant superintendent of the work, and in view of the fact that the committee is now negotiating with a man eminently suited, in its judgment, for the position, the Committee of Home Missions is hereby instructed to take such means as may seem wise and necessary to raise the salary for the new officer." Foreign Missions: Rev. R. F. Campbell, D. D., preached a sermon from the text, "He that hath to him shall be given, and from him that hath nnt shall be taken away that which he hath." The chairman of the committee made* two requests, which were granted, namely, first, that the Presbytery endeavor to contribute $3,000 to the Foreign Mission cause this year; second, that the Christian people pray for this cause. Free Conversation on State of Religion: Verbal reports from most of our churches revealed a healthy state of piety and activity in the Lord's work- vorv f PW minni* ~ r ^ -- .. ua.MW* *?V7V*TC? UCIUg struck. Minutes of General Assembly: (1) Presbytery urges the churches to set apart the last Sunday in February as a day of special prayer for schools and colleges. (2) Presbytery calls special attention to the Book Department in Richmond and Texarkana as a medium for securing sound, moral and religious literature. (3) Presbytery urges all our sessions to use the Sabbath school literature of our Church as far as possible. (4) Presbytery urges all our churches to push the organization of adult Bible classes in view of the large endeavor now being put forth for turning adult life to the study of the Bible. (5) Presbytery urges all our sessions to restore the catechisms of our Church to their rightful place In the religious training of our children and youth. (6) Presbytery urges all our churches to introduce the Assembly's plan of finance and the Every Member Canvass, and to recognize the 27 per cent, allowed the Assembly's Home Missions as its just and fair proportion of the beneovlences of the Church. Next Meeting: Ashevllle, First church. April 1 1. 1!?16, 8 P. M. Assembly's Home Missions: Pres bytery urges upon all our pastors and churches the observance of Homo Mission Week (November 14th-21st), and to give tho people an opportunity of maklnR voluntary offeriiiRs for tho better equipment of our more important mission stations. Vote of Thanks: After adoptinR a hearty vote of thanks. Presbytery adjourned, with the usual devotional (725) 11 utor, Administrator n ninistration of all trusts our service tw your will free and administer id economy. ONTHLY ON SAVINGS llion Dollars Capital exercises, to meet on the call of the moderator, during the sessions of the Synod of Appalachia. E. L. Siler, S. C. ABINGDON PRESBYTERY. An adjourned meeting of Abingdon Presbytery was held in the Pulaski rresoyienan cnurch September 28. 1915. at 10 o'clock. < andiflate H. V. Carson was dismissed, by request, to East Hanover Presbytery. Licentiates B. O. Shannon and T. S. Smylie were examined (or ordination, and Mr. T. S. Smylie was ordained by the Presbytery as an evangelist. Mr. Smylie will continue his work at Welch, W. Va. Mr. B. O. Shannon will be ordained and installed as pastor of Liberty Hill and Thompson Valley churches October 17, 1915. l>r. S. D. Bartle, a minister of the Methodist Church, was received on examination and enrolled as a minister of Abingdon Presbytery. Rev. A. B. Montcomerv was ernntoH the powers of an evangelist to receive members and ordain and install officers. Rev. J. M. McChesney accepted the call to Galax church, and Rev. J. E. Guthrie the calls from Beaver Creek. Walnut Grove and High Point churches, and commissions were appointed to install them in their several churches. 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