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terial supplies to the wounded and
orphaned and destitute, nor that your
mission fails because the collapse of
your higher purpose is proclaimW.
The Church crisis is her supreme
opportunity. The dislodgments due
to the war will work vast benefits to
the Church's life and ideas as well as
to national relationships. This blast
ing out and blowing up means a con
sequent renewal and rebuilding. And
that recasting within and of the
Church will come through the same
agencies and persons and gospel now
composing the Church. Not abandon
ment, nor relaxation is the Church's
course, but intense devotion and more
Every branch of the Church's work,
every department of her activities
calls, rightly calls and frantically calls
for help, help to hold her own in this
awful time, help to keep hope and
faith fresh in her high spiritual mis
sion, when she is so liable to doubt
herself, help to meet the infinite
variety of the new civilization already
being born of this world conflict.
There is not only no reason for discon
tinuance but every reason for increas
ing the efficiency of every school, mis
sion and station and man upon the
home and foreign fields.
The work of our Assembly's Home
Missions is no conventional business.
It does mean, of course, that we are
trying to keep our pace along denomi
national lines and do our decent share
in the religious work of America. It
means that we wish to tote our load ?
no, not that, but that we are gladly
telling of Christ the Saviour to the
Indians, and the negroes and the
Italians and Mexicans and moun
taineers and other unchurched peo
ples. There Is nothing better than
that or could stop that even if the
pillars of civilization feli in this war.
It means that missionaries, evange
lists and teachers in schoolhouses and
churches, by the roadside, by the
forumside, by the fireside, by the
streetside are trying to make known
the contents of the Book of Life for
living and for dying. No relaxation
here possible or thinkable. "God hates
a quitter," said a notable politician.
Still more, it means that in keeping
up interest and keeping up our gifts
to these evangelistic and missionary
agencies we are holding our own now
and preparing for the resultant reno
vations of the war. Through intenser,
wider and more liberal efforts we are
gathering momentum and serenity.
Let us do the best we can and all that
we can and more than we have been
doing for our Home Mission work. It
is one of the many steel springs
pressed down by the strain of war, but
let us put more energy and prayer and
money into it now so that when it is
released by the peace to come, it may
recoil with high power and effective
force. The Lord is coming in this new
age in some way. "Blessed is that
servant whom his Lord when he
cometh shall find so doing."
Clinton, S. C.
WOMAN'S AUXILIARY ? A CORREC
By Revs. B. P. Bedlnger and Cochran
We are informed by Dr. S. L.
Morris, chairman of the Supervisory
Committee, that "while It Is true that
it was financed by voluntary offer
ings from the local societies upon the
per capita basis, for a number of
years the Woman's Auxiliary has been
upon a fixed basis of $6,000, financed
entirely by the four Executive Com
mittees." We are glad to correct our
former statement. It will be news
to many of our good women, as well
as to us, that the ten cents a year
exacted of them does not go to the
Atlanta office, as It did at first.
But that does not break the force
of our criticism of the Assembly's
methods. It confirms our contention
that It Is misleading to say that "the
women raised half a million dollars
at the small expense of six thousand,"
unless the Synodlcals and Presby
terlals, whose expenses consumed the
twenty cents a member, per year, are
unnecessary, and do not help to raise
the money. If it is Bald they are
"educational and Inspirational," we
reply, that while we appreciate the
value of such education and inspira
tion, we do not give our money, for
Foreign Missions, Home Missions, &c.,
to educate our home people in giving.
The same criticism applies to the As
sembly's Campaign Committee on
Stewardship which cost the Foreign
Missions Committee last year ?2,
400.00 towards "securing the funds
to administer." The money was so
licited and given for Foreign Mis
sions, and not to finance home
agencies for educating the people in
the grace of giving. We have under
taken merely to give the Church a
hint that our methods are not the
best. Let us study them. At our or
ganization, nearly sixty years ago, our
fathers repudiated the "Board" idea
of the old Church. The Executive
Committees were to be simply the
hands of the Church doing its work.
Have we not virtually changed them
into "Boards"? Are not the commit
tees virtually running the whole
Church, not as servants of the Church,
but as though responsible for its sys
tem of finance, education, inspiration,
&c.? We invite a study of the whole
matter in the Interests of the better
conduct of the whole work. You will
find that since the new methods were
adopted contributions from the men
have fallen off about as much as
those from the women have increased.
Is that best? We are sure nobody
wants that. We recognize that those
who have inaugurated the new ways
were actuated only by holy zeal for
the good of the cause we all love
better than life. Yet we think a mis
take has been made that should be
We hope it is unnecessary to add
that we have meant nothing personal
to any secretary 01} committee in any
thing we have said.
(The following letter was not writ
ten for publication, but we feel that
it ought to be given to our readers. ? :
I have just read the editorial in the
current issue of the Presbyterian of
the South, "A Deserved Memorial."
As a son of Dr. Jacobs, I writ* to
thank the Presbyterian of the South
for the magnificent tribute to my
I can assure you that that edi
torial will be deeply appreciated by
all of his children, because a tribute
to his honor is proposed, but each one
of them, while appreciative of the
honor done to him personally, realizes
that he would have cared but little
for the honor as a personal honor,
though he would have cared immense
ly for the usefulness of the memorial
proposed for the protection of the
children of the future, and for the ex
tension and development and con
tinuance of the great work begun at
the Thornwell Orphanage.
Surely it must have been a great
heart which proposed so grand a plan.
The writer is temporarily in charge
of the Thornwell Orphanage as chair
man of the local board. The General
Board elected a president, but we do
not know as yet whether he can ac
cept. The General Board could not
remain in session Indefinitely. The
vice-president had resigned, effective
October 1st. This left the Orphanage
headless, and for lwk of better ar
rangement the responsibility of the
conduct of the institution was laid
officially upon the local board, not
merely to act as a Board of Trustees,
but to act in the place of the presi
dent and the vice-president.
The writer, as chairman of the local
board, has therefore had to devote the
most of his time to this work tem
porarily. This is done as a labor of
love, but the writer feels utterly in
competent to assume the responsi
bility, and does it merely as a stop
gap substitute for a president until
the new president arrives.
The thought of your editor, as to
the future of the institution, has been
the dominant thought of the writer.
What is to become of the Orphanage?
It must not die. Its work must not
be restricted. It must go forward In
the same spirit with the same prin
ciples, producing the same superb pro
duct of Christian manhood and
womanhood from the orphan child
hood of the land.
The Thornwell Orphanage was con
ceived to meet in part at least the
sad conditions resulting from the
great War Between the States, to re
lieve the Orphanage of the South es
pecially, but it was never restricted
to the South In its service, and con
sequently it was never restricted to
the South in Its appeal. It has many
friends In the North as well.
Now the great world war, in which
the United States Is Involved, Is like
ly to produce many more orphans
than the War Between the States, and
if continued only a few years will
be the greatest catastrophe to our
country, as well as to the world,
which we have ever known. It has
been considered necessary that we
fight, and now that we are in the war,
we will continue to the end with forti
tude, but religious and charity work
ers must look forward to what the
war will do in the development of
widowhood and orphanage, so that
the Thornwell Orphanage seems to
stand out more than ever as an es
sentially important Institution, and
the suggestion of an endowment of
$1,000,000, though that amount
seems large, is entirely in line with
practical common sense as to the"
necessities of the country.
Moreover, we are face to face with
the possibility of world famine,
already represented by vast increase
in the cost of living. This works tre
mendous hardships upon the poor, and
worst of all upon the orphan and upon
the widow. It also works great hard
ship on the Orphanage, for the normal
money supply Is now utterly inade
quate, and the children must have a
half loaf and go half clad, or else
God's people must be more liberal.
The emergency is so distressing;
the responsibility is so great, that
the writer can think of nothing else
night or day. It seems a strange
providence that just at this time of
grave emergency the president of the
Orphanage was taken away, but God
knows best and out of this seeming
limitless calamity to the children of
the Orphanage, He will surely work
some better thing.
Perhaps your great editorial is the
first step to that better thing. Thank
you very much for your great help
in this emergency.
J. F. Jacobs,
Chairman Board of Trustees Thorn
Only the serene soul is strong.
Worry only weakens It. What's the
use of worrying anyhow? You don't
hanker for people who worry, do you?
PROF. JAMES M. GRAY, D. D.
What, When and Where?
By PROF. JAMES M. GRAY, D. D.
America's Great Prophetic Expositor
Dean of the Moody Bible Institute,
V\7HEN the great world-war broke out. Dr.
vv Gray who had long been a student of
prophecy, became impressed with the convic
tion that the times of fulfilment were at hand.
He began work on his famous series of studies,
entitled "The Mountain Peaks of Pro
phecy." Eight of the articles have already
appeared in the Christian Herald in scries.
These wonderfully enlightening productions,
from the pen of one who is not only a profound
Bible scholar, but an intensely evangelical
spiritual teacher have aroused unusual inter
est throughout this continent.
Tho Cin'ritan Herald has been deluged by
inquiries concerning Dr. Gray's articles and so
many applications for copies of the issues con
taining them were received that the issues soon
became exhausted. A flood of correspondence
poured in, and the demand for further light
from the same source was such that Prof.
Gray was urged to continue the scries, and to
bring it down to the latest point consistent
with sound Bible scholarship and reverence for
God's word. Responding to this widespread
appeal. Dr. Gray consented to write four new
articles, dealing with what may be regarded
as the sntervening ranges between the ancient,
historic "Mountain Peaks of Prophecy" of the
Bible and the fulfilment of the prophecies that
apply to later times, including those in which
we are now living. ?
The first article In the New Series ap
pears In the
NOVEMBER 7th ISSUE
and will be followed by three others, tho titles
of the four being:
1. What Does the Bible Teach About
2. What Does the Bible Teach About the
Restoration of Babylon?
3. The Millennium: What, When and
4. The Present War and Coming Events.
These four topics are of the moat vital in
ter est anil should be in the hands of every Bible
student and Bible reader in America.
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eight articles in Pamphlet form. This booklet
contains the following articles.
1. The Seed of the Woman, Or the First
Promise of Redemption.
2. God's Covenant With Abraham, or
Why He Chose Israel.
3. God's Covenant With David, or the
4. The "Times of the Gentiles" and the
5. Israel Restored and Renewed.
6. The Place of the Church in the Plan
7. The Antichrist, Who He Is and When
He Will Arise.
8. The Day of the Lord, When It Comes
and What It Means.
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Address.....-.---. ... - -
"Wouldst shape a noble life?
Then cast no backward glances toward
And tho' somewhat be lost and gone.
Yet do thou act-as one new-born.
What each day needs, that shalt thou
Each day will set its proper task."
"Our endings are but God's begin