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we must not receive men into the Christian Church until we are able to give them pastoral care. Do those who become Christians really develop in Christlikeness? Do they improve in their manner of life? Do they become better men and wo men? Is this truly a spiritual move ment? A Christian farmer won to Christ in this mass movement came to me one day last year in Gujrat. His farm was about one and one-half acres in extent, and his income never more than $3.26 per month. Said he: "The Lord has been so good to mo this year that I feel I must make a special thank offering in addition to my tenth, and I have decided to give my cow to S.H.HAWES & CO. DEALER IN COAL ALBO Lime, Plaster and Cement kiRHMONn vmnttJiA SECURITY ERVICE AVINCS ? = "it. proves itself"! American Nafioi\alBar\k . CAPITAL ONE MILION RICHMOND.VA. For Fine Furniture Go where your pride and pocketbook will not conflict. 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Dally except Sunday. Steamer train to West Point, connecting for Baltimore. (Parlor Car.) MS A. M. Dally. Local to West Point. Train* Arrive In Richmond. From the South: 7:00 A. M., 1:10 A. M-. 12:25 P. M.. 7:55 P. M., daily, and ?:40 A. M., except Sunday. From West Point: 8:46 A. M., except Monday and ?:40 A. M? an# ?:1? P. M., <*llT' MAORUD1R D*NT, DAP. A, it WmM Main Itmt rtMprtfaAim It I lilt . U \ ' the Lord." I thanked him, and indi cated that the Church would be pleas ed to accept his thank offering. "But," said the farmer, "I won't give her now, as she is dry; I shall keep her until the calf comes." It was during the season of drought, when every blade of grass was valuable. After a few months, with beaming face, he came in and told me that the cow and calf were the Lord's. I asked our preacher at the man's village, after having the cow appraised by the vil lage committee, to offer the animal for sale. This was done, and the man who bought the cow was the Christian farmer who had given her to me. He remarked that she was their family cow, and they hated to part with her, anyway. The genuineness of this work is fur ther evidenced by its progress in the tece of cruel and continuous persecu tion. The Bralimans, who for centu ries have lived upon the earnings of these depressed peoples, and the land owners whose serfs they have been, are not willing to loose their hold upon them; hence to frighten them from Christianity they persecute most shamefully all who aspire to the higher plane- which Christ opens. Many have I known to be beaten and insulted, to be deprived of village rights, to be turned out of their homes, to have their houses burned and their property stolen, and some murdered, because they dared to fol low Jesus Christ. Bishop Warne was holding a meeting In one of the re mote villages of India. The lower classes in the village had become Christians, and as a result had been driven from their homes by the higher castes. The poor people sat and drank in the Bishop's words. Within one hundred yards was the village well, from which the people of the other castes were drawing water. It was during the dry season and the heat was intense, probably 160 degrees in the sun. At the close of the meeting the Christians threw themselves on the ground before the Bishop and cried: "Oh, Blr, please do something to get us water." There they were within sight of that great fresh-water well, but were not permitted to draw, because, forsooth, they had become Christians. They could get their water only from a muddy pond a long dis tance off. However, not one of them thought of renouncing JesuB Christ that he might get his rights, though all were promised water If they would do so. Surely there Is no other ex planation of all this suffering than that these people had discovered the true Water of Life in Christ, their Saviour.^ The Rain Has Come! I remember at the close of the last great famine in India, after we had had two years of drought, and all the land and everything living cried out for water, when the monsoon broke and the rain descended the people rushed out of their houses and, danc ing in the storm, cried out: "The rain has come, the rain has come!" So It seems to us, after these years of anx ious waiting and arduous seed-sow ing, that this is the day for which we have been praying. The people are ready and willing, yes, and asking to enter the new life. The windows of heaven above opened upon that parched, suffering land; the rain has come, thank God! But the point upon which I desire to lay especial emphasis is that this movement not only gives promise of a fairer day for India, but the move ment, unless 'carefully safeguarded, is full of peril and a great triumph may become an awful disaster. Years ago a community of forty thousand persons in North India de sired to become Christian. The mis sionaries were delighted and began to Executor- Administr ator-T rustee In the administration of all trusts the service of this company is prompt, efficient and complete. It will be a pleasure for us to send you our booklets on wills and trust company service if you will send us your address. RICHMOND TRUST Capital and savings go. Main St., ni L $1,000,000 Corner IU I v prepare them for baptism, and as they were ready received them. Twenty thousand had been baptized when some of the more conservative mis sionaries .became alarmed at the rate things were moving, and after a while their conservatism prevailed and the work .was stopped. Those who were refused baptism have become bitter opponents of Christianity, and although missionaries since then have repeatedly endeavored to reach them, they resist all advances. One hundred and fifty-two thousand Uave waited in vain. How long will these stand with the door shut in their fa<:es? We who are acquainted with India know that many opposing forces are at work to stop this movement: the reformed sect of Hinduism, offering to grant a social uplift to these poor, depressed people; Mohammedanism opening wide its door; infidelity car rying on its deadly work; the Jesuits of Romanism tirelessly pushing into the remotest villages of the jungle. How long will the people wait? But what about those to whom bap tism is given? Are we giving them what we should? It is difficult to un derstand what a stupendous task this represents. We can baptize them, but can we Christianize them? These mul titudes, illiterate, superstitious, whoso lives from the cradle to the grave are governed by heathenish customs, must have the most careful pastoral oversight. Although we are provid ing schools in favored localities, yet it is a sad fact that multitudes of Christian children are growing up without a chance to learn enough to read the Bible, growing up as igno rant as were their fathers. An igno rant church! Remember, too, that they are tempted all the while by the tinsel, and the holy days, and the feast days of Hinduism, with its enticing offer of social betterment if they will return to the religion of their fathers. Is there not danger of a great apos tasy? Some of us have had to work in districts where a few thousand are able to testify This which has been hailed as a great triumph of Christianity in India may easily become a grave disaster; the Church in America will determine which. 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