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induce the college to continue the
secretaryship when after this term the War Work Council ceases to pro vide the means. We are fortunate In having as this secretary one of our old students, Rev. Robert W. Miles, of Richmond, Va., who spent several months in France with the army. He has quickly found a warm place in the affection of the students, and is doing a splendid work among and for them. It is most earnestly hoped we can retain him for the future, or at least keep a regular secretary for this work. This would be assured, if some one would assume the salary. For the sake of the splendid work that such a man can do among these students, it does seem that in the providence of God some person would agree to make the continuance of this work possible. The president of the college and the Executive Committee are quietly searching for the right man to take the chair of English now vacant in the college. A number of names have been suggested, but no decision has been reached. At the proper time the names and testimonials will be sub mitted to the Board of Trustees and a selection will be made. Suggestions of good men for this position will be gladly received by President Martin. The organic law of tha college re quires that all permanent professors shall be members in good standing of some Presbyterian church. The spirit and genius of the college calls for a man of robust Christian life, not passive but active in Christian service. Of course, he must be a man of high intellectual attainments and broad scholarship, and it Is desired that he shall have won his doctorate as evidence of his scholarship. He must have had sufficient teaching ex perience and have proven by such ser vice that he is a success as a teacher and knows how to work successfully with students. Gastonia: The First church has Just enjoyed a very pleasant and help ful visit from Dr. R. A. Lapsley, of Richmond, editor-in-chief of the Sun day-school literature of our Church. Dr. Lapsley filled the pulpit of the First church Sunday morning, Feb ruary 16th, and while here visited a number of mission points that are being supported by the Church. These are among the mill people, and are being vigorously and successfully con ducted by the assistant minister, Rev. George R. Gillespie. The Men's Bible Class gave Its annual supper on Tues day night, February llth. This was the seventh supper given by this fine class, and was in many respects the best. Nearly two hundred were pres ent, including the members of the King s Mountain Deacons' Convention, which was in session in the Gastonla church. There was an abundance of good speeches and a most enjoyable evening was spent. This class grows in interest and Influence with increas ing years. Dr. Henderlite Is the teacher, and It has a vigorous set of officers. The attendance has been around one hundred for the past two or three weeks, with a promise of being carried considerably beyond that figure. King's Mountain Deacons' Conven tion; The fourteenth semi-annual con vention of the deacons of King's Mountain Presbytery was held in the Gastonia church February llth-12th. The meeting was well attended despite bad weather, and was altogether the best yet. Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D. D., of York, S. C., who Is the campaign manager of the 8ynod of South Caro lina In the campaign for $3,500,000 for benevolences next year, was pres ent, and made a strong presentation of this work. Other good addresses were &1bo heard and there were some helpful discussions. These deacons are interested in their work. They carry back new inspiration to their churches from this convention. Dallas and Hepzibah Churches: A commission, consisting of Rev. J. T. Dendy, Rev. J. H. Henderlite, D. D., and Dr. C. E. Adams, of the Gastonia church, installed Rev. W. S. Hamlter as pastor of Dallas and Hepzibah churches, Sunday, February 16th, in the morning at Dallas and in the af ternoon at Hepzibah. Mr. Hamiter has received a warm welcome in his new Held and there is good promise of a useful pastorate. SOUTH CAROLINA. Columbia: Rev. A. W. Blackwood, pastor of the First church, last week made a most interesting and instruc tive talk to the Parent Teachers' Asso ciation of the Waverly school. His subject was the influence of good pic tures in the home and in the school. He said that a good picture is a small investment, no matter what it coste. When we take into consideration the length of time it may be used and the number of people who may see It. Clinton: The War Department has approved the application for the es tablishment of a Reserved Officers' Training CorpB in the Presbyterian College of South Carolina, Clinton, S. C. Major Frederick J. Derohan has been detailed as professor of mili tary science and tactics. He will arrive in a few days and the unit will be established at once. TENNESSEE. Nashville, First Church: Rev. Dr. James I. Vance, the pastor of this church, has been sent to France as a member of the commission of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, which is to pre sent to the Peace Conference the views of the Council on the subject of the League of Nations. During his absence his pulpit will be supplied by visiting ministers. On February 16th Rev. Dr. H. W. DuBose preached. Last Sunday the preacher was Rev. Dr. John F. Cannon, of St. Louis. During March the pulpit will be filled as follows: On the 2nd by Rev. Dr. Ernest Thompson, of Charleston, W. Va.; the 9th, Rev. Dr. A. B. Curry, of Memphis, Tenn.; 16th, Rev. Dr. David H. Scanlon, of Nashville; 23rd, Rev. Dr. William States Jacobs, of Hous ton, Tex.; 30th, Rev. Dr. William M. Anderson, of Dallas, Tex. TEXAS. Itasca: This church, of which Rev. Dr. S. Addison McElroy is pas tor, has recently received two new members by letter. PERSONAL. Rev. J. 8. Prole Lyons, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, At lanta, Ga., has been earnestly re quested to go overseas for Y. M. C. A. work, for a period of several months. His church has granted him leave of absence, and he is seriously consider ing the matter, but owing to the pres sure of work in his church may not be able to go for some little time yet. THE SUNDAY CAMPAIGN. (Continued from page 9.) by the precious blood of Christ. You are not redeemed by your culture, your philanthropy* your education. We are redeemed by the blood of Christ. Now, listen! Redemption is more than salvation. When Jesus died on the cross he redeemed mankind, the price was paid for everybody, but everybody won't be saved. And the doctrine of universal salvation la an infernal lie; It crawled out of the pit of hell. While everybody has been re deemed, everybody won't be saved, but redemption will avail you nothing if you refuse and reject Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ died for every saloon keeper and every thug and every mur. derer and prostitute. He died for all and redeemed all, but all will not be saved, for all will not accept the re demption. They will go to hell. So redemption is more than salva tion. While redemption was for every body, salvation is only for those who will accept redemption. So salvation is not universal. It will be if every body will accept redemption. They all can be saved if they will. The vilest sinner has been redeemed. Re deemed means bought back, and so we have been bought back. ? * * If I hadn't been four years under the care and instruction and guidance of men who believed the Bible was the word of God and Jesus Christ is the Son of God in the formative period of my Christian manhood, I am afraid I'd be standing here to-night preaching infidelity to you Instead of Christian ity, and one of the men who guided me in my younger days was Dr. Chap, man, who helped me. So, here, I say, if I hadn't have been under the instruction of men who be lieved and knew and guided my thought, I might be preaching infi delity instead of Christianity. But to the day I die, I'll never cease to praise God for the men who believed in Jesus Christ as the Son of Qod, and thank God before my eyes ever fell upon Bob Ingersoll and I read everything he ever wrote, and I'd take it and lay it down by the side of the Bible, and said, "Either Bob perverted that through ignorance or desire, but I couldn't conceive of a man with the gigantic intelligence he possessed being such a fool." I only wish to God I had his brain and eloquence wtih my disposition to serve and do the will of God, but I am going the very limit of all my strength and power to help. You can argue against the Bible, but you can't argue against sin. Sin is in the world and all the damnation and misery comes from sin. You can argue against God, Jesus, heaven, hell; you can say that death is an eternal sleep; you can argue against all that, but you can't argue against sin. It is in the world and all the misery, sorrow, anguish, heartache, all the murder, outrage and all the war, and all that curses and ruins and damns and infests and blights like a pestilence, all the insomnia ? all is caused by sin. That Is what damns the world. We are only asking men and women to flee from the thing that curses their life. I think you forget all of it when you refuse to be a Christian and live for Jesus Christ and for his truth. One day in Chicago I stood on the corner of LaSalle and Washington Streets in front of the Chamber of Commerce talking with a man about religion, when up from the east dash ed a patrol and they took out four men, or the remnants of them, blear eyed, bloated-faced, ragged, stagger ing, drunken sots, and I said, "There it is now; just what we are talking about." Sin ? you can't argue against sin. From the west dashed up another patrol opposite the City Hall, and they dragged out three women, hair disheveled, eyes bloodshot, clothing hung In rags and the worse vileness, profanity, obscenity you ever heard pouring from their lips. I said, "There it is ? sin. You can't argue against sin." You can argue against God and against Christ and the Bible and against religion, but you can't argue against sin. Oh, you old reprobate, you can't argue against sin. You can argue against the Bible, you can argue against Jesus Christ and against heaven, but you can't argue against sin. It is in the world, and the only power that will set you free from its curse is faith in Jesus Christ, that's your only hope. I don't understand you. I'd think a lot of you if you would have jump ed to your feet and be down the way here now and wouldn't let me kill my self here preaching. When the chil dren of Israel were getting ready to leave the Egyptian bondage they sent word out: "Get ready! Kill the sacrifice. To night the angel is going throughout the land and Is going to kill the first born In every home where the blood isn't on the doorpost." I hear two Jews talking about It. What is this I hear? Are you going to do it? I should say I am. Don't you hear that lamb bleatlngT I am waiting for the hour of even sacrifice. I'd no more go to bed to-night with out the blood on that doorpost, for I don't want to lose my boy." He turns to the other Jew, and he says, "I should say not. If I put blood on there I'd have to scrub it off to-morrow. I believe what is to be will be, and so I am not going to do it." Here stands an Egyptian. He listens to this colloquy betweea these Jews. He says, "That's a great God they worship." He said, "I think I will do that," and he kills the sacrifice and puts the blood on the door. That night the angel drew his sword, the gates of heaven swung open and he made his way to this old earth. He came to the home with the blood on the post and passed it by. He came to the home of the Jew with out the blood and he went in. All right, if you are under the blood, Halleluiah! I congratulate you. If you are not, God pity the sword that hangs above your head. When the Standard Oil Company was trying to refine petroleum, they had a black, odoriferous substance left they couldn't dispose of. They tried to burn it; they tried to bury it. It accumulated faster than the company could dig its grave. In their despera tion, not knowing what to do, they of fered a vast sum to any one who would dispose of It. The chemists took it and forgot to eat and sleep. They worked and labored for days and months. One day a man, tired, weary, trembliny from the loss of food and sleep, walk ed into the office of John D. Rocke feller, laid on his desk a substance as white as snow called paraffine. You can take this black humanity, cursed and damned by sin, faith in Jesus Christ will make it as while as snow. So the only power to cleanse is faith in Jesus. You who reject Jesus, what are you building your hope on? It will go down. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy. What are you going to do if you despise the blood of Chriat? If a man wouldn't bring his sacrifice to the high priest he couldn't escape punishment under the Mosaic law. If you don't come through faith in Jesus Christ you can't escape to-day. A man dreamed he was going to heaven by his good deeds, and every time he did something good he put a rung in the ladder, and Just as he was getting ready to perform the last one the door swung open and Jesus Christ leaned over the battlements of glory and shouting Into his face said, "He that climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber." You try to climb to heaven by your deeds and your morality, you try to climb up by any other way, God pity you! There is no other way you ever can do it than by faith in Jesus. * * ? To-night Jesus Christ stands be tween God Almighty and the human race ? our mediator. With one hand he holds the sword of Inflexible Jus tice in the scabbard. He has held it there for nineteen hundred and nine teen years. With the other he offers gifts of salvation, full, free, perfect and eternal to all who will accept of his sacrifice and the sword. At last he will withdraw that ofTer. When I don't know; but, folks, it is still being held out and In the name of Christianity do it. Some day he will withdraw that ofTer of mercy. He will un&heath the sword. He will make his way to this world. God pity you if you are not under the blood, and there is no other way whereby we can be saved. We are not redeemed with corruptible things, such as silver and gold, but by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. 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