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A SCHOL.AriLY AUNDY ERNON BY
THE REV. M. L. tuitTOI, PH. D.
Them: Jesus es Prophe"
Brooklyn, N. Y. - For the union
services of the'. ohuropes on the
Heights the preacher Sunday was the
Rev. Marion LeroY Brton, Ph.D..
pastor-elect of the Church of the Pii
grime. His stibject was "Jesus the
Prophet." He solected his text from
Matthew '21:10-11: "And when -He
was come into Jerusalem, all the city
was moved, saying, Who is this? And
the multitude said, This is Jesus the
- Prophet of Nazareth of Galflee." . Dr.
Burton.said in substance:
The 4entral question of all this in
Christian life is, how does Jesus save
us; how are We to profit by Christ's
life? It is impossible in this short
time to answer but one phase of the
three which our 1aviour lived, as
Prophet, Priest and King. Yet -each
,conveys its part of truth u4lon a pro
per concept of His holy life. How
ever, it is well to concentrate upon
the prophet side of Hiq life, not to im
ply at all any sense, of separateness
between them. We cannot give at
tention now to the kingly aspect, but
to that of prophet, which Jesus lived
for our salvation. What was it that
caused the multitude to follow. Him,
and, as St. Matthew tells us, take
Him for a prophet? It was H who
proclaimed the truth and in this light
we can see how Jesus is related to
Without going into the questions
and different divisions which natur
ally arise on all sides, let us consider
how He lived as a prophet. In what
sense does He stand as our prophet?
In the first place, we know that He is
a prophet in regard to God. He has
revealed how God is taking us be
neath His forgiveness and patience
and ever watchful care - pow we
cease to exist without Him. -Let us
note, in the first place, Jesus' revela
tion .of God's attitude toward sinful
ness. There are those who declare
sin is underestimated, but if we are
wise, we can understand Jestis' true
attitude in regaro to sin. It is shown
in His denunciations, in His opinions
of the leaders of the day, in the Ser
mon on the Mount, all of which show
His conception of sin. Not only the
man *vho is the adulterer, but he who
lives in conditions of lust; not only
the murderer, but he who inspires the
* c - n-mains silent; not alone the
; r , , but he who fails to be truth
W, h Ieeping silent. These are
(11i's attitude.toward sin con
nc alone our outward acts, for
the inner being is brought into ac
countability and cannot escape. Jesus
has called upon us not only to do
something that makes for our salva
t,ion, but also to have in mind that we
should be soAiething.- It is of' th in
ner self that the victory over sin has
to be won. We should have a life not
of actioi alone, but also of being.
Jesus h taught the world the terri
ble consequences which are to follow
our wrongdoing, that the man who
sins will condone it by suffering. He
has told of the penalties of sin.' He
who, deceives _,he little one had better
tie .4 millstone about his neck arid
perish in the sea. What awful penal
ties that follow the sinner! ' But not
aloue has Jesus revealed to us God's
attitide toward sin, but.in the second
Instance I-e has reveale'dGod,through
Himself, and isas shown His manifold
purposes of our destiny.
Let us study the character and life
of Jesus and we shall see that He has
revealed God to us and shown His
clemency and patience. Why was it
the multitude followed Him? Be
cause they took- Him for a prophet?
ft is not that alone, but because of
His magnetic personality, which at
tracted all te Him and made Him be
loved of all\ men. No wonder the
twelve disciples came at His call and
served Him with true love and faith.
ft waa not confined to this inner cii'
cle, hlowever, thAt Jesus attracted
men about Him by His wonderf ul' per
sonage. Nicodemus came to 'Jesus.
The centurion was wont to seek Him
out for counsel. The multitude list
ened to His words of wisdom. He
was a friend of the publican and iin
tier. At the,.day of the feast the
Greeks came and said, "We would see
Jesus." HeI spokQ in infinite love and
drew all to Him. He sought to lead
them*through the paths of His truth
and to teach them quietly, sincerely,
of life and their salvation. How mar
velous and how perfeetthat He should
lead men toward the truth. and a bet
ter and less sinful life. Witness Him
teaching the multitude to the path
ways of truth and see Him carry them
to His Word. He knew that much of
His teachings fell on barren soil and
took no root, but He was patient with
His people. Oh, the beauty and -pa
thos of -the parting with His disci
ples! It passes all understanding.
It was a crisis in the life of Jesus.
Hie taught themi the truth, and He led
them out in vital existence.
Teaching the people, Jesus was pa
tient at all times. Even the same
twelve men who gathered at His call
to preach the Gospe~l to the world of
ten forgot His teachirig of the Word.
*n the way to the Last Supper they
iquarreled among themselves as to
who' was the greatest among them.
But He was patientarid forgave them.
,Did not the. priests take before Him
an adtulteress, and when the accusers
had fled, did He not say, "Where are
those who condemn thee? Neither
do I condemn thee. Go and sin no
muore" Oh, fhl turn'' love and'for
givi.E 'e ~ ' 1' ('i! Th'ena Jesus
1.rus' et' I mC Pro .,~ I sonj #Ad Shows
1Vla fognns ou te Wather is
and Jesuas foryve 10. tAW:.p
alone has. He for lveu
a was willing tsuffer
u , so that His attitudo W
God and men might be recogn y
the true way.
These characteristics of the life bt
our Master re#eal God's attitude to'
ward us aind His purpose in infiql;*
love. Jesus has said that God Is o1i):F,
satisfied to save men. He would hav#
us know the eternal verities of life.
Did Jesus forgive? Then, It. is In
God's will thaj He forgive the repent
ant. Did Jesus- love? Then, God
loves His servants and has patience
with them. Did Jesus suffer? 'Then;
in God is the heart of suffering.
Jesus is all that God 1s In Aiflnite
love. Who hath seen Je sus hath seen
God. Oh, -the glorious wisdom of
Him who bath seen God!
Jesus was a prophet not only In
telling us of God's attitude toward
sin, with clear positiveness, but He
also was a prophet in regard to our
selves. I_e tells us what God is In all
His glory; and He tells us what man
is' what we are ourselves. Jesus Is
the ideal type. 'The critics pass Him
by. In His almighty wisdom, we see
how ignorant we are. In His iholi
ness, with its overpowering glory, we
observe how sinful, how mean, how
low we are. Study Jesus' life and
draw out from you as you'know your
selves to be. How small, infinitesi
mally small, do you seem! He has
been a prophet, for He has shown how
small we are. Two sides, the dark
and the light, Jesus has shown us,
but He has not alone'given us view
to the dark side by showing us our
sm'allness. He has also brought up
the light' side and with full hopeful
ness not otily tells us how .small we
are, but shows us our largeness. He
tells us of the power and potentiali
ties within us. "Ye, therefore, shall
be perfect in love." You are a sin
ner, but you may be a son of God.
Jesus is glorious as a prophet of God,
for He tells us how It may be if we
live as He lived.
Not only a prophet of God and
men, Jesus sought to expand the rev
elation of God, -and beneath it all,
with prophetic note, gave the ideal re
lationship of life, that of father and
son. Did time permit we could con
sider the many lights between God
and man. Jesus came and in His ear
lier years lived in simple communion
with His Father, before He gathered
about Him His twelve disciples. He
prayed in the mountains and prayed
for the forgiveness of the sins,.of the
world. He set the right relation be
tween Son and the Father-a per
sonal relationship. He never lost
hope in all His suffering, but trusted
in His Father. In His life He would
tell us that the infinite relation is that
of Father and Son.
Not only would Jesus teach us the
ideal relationship between God and
men, but He lived the life between
man and man. Should we follow the
precepts of Jesus, this relation of
man to man would be one of sacred
example. Follow the teachings of
Jesus and get all the power and po
tentiality that is in you. Develop self
by developing others. Find life by
losing it. It will be a victory for self,
the inner self. By the Word of God
we are one, or non-existent. Jesus
tells us of God's relationship.
How can any one ask, knowing
theso things and God's relationship to
man, how. He effects our salvation?
Can any one be convinced and say,
"Can Jesus save Me?" He demands
of us our love. He demands that we
follow Jesus and do what He did. He
demands that we follow Him as Jesus'
did and secure shlvation by His for
giv'eness. We know that the penal
ties of sin are awful, for Jesus has so
taught us. The truth that I am
small He. has impressed upon me, but
that I am to become larger through
hope and forgiveness I know through
His word. Jesus calls upon us to be
prophets in His name. We can take
His teachings throughout life, but we
do not follow them. That is not rec
ognition of- the word. He has done
His part and we should do ours. He
cannot make us or we would not be
Jesus said to the multitude, Chris
tians, sfollow Me, and as the apostles,
they left and followed Him. Jesus
calls us up from our worship of gold
and the money gods which we serve.
He called to the people, love Me more,
and they worshiped Him. He calls to
us, love Me more. By Thy mercy we
will hear Thy call and will serve Thee
by love and service best of all.
Not Common People.
"The common people -heard Him
gladly." . That phrase may be mis
leading. What Mark says is not that
the "common people," but that the
"much people heard Him gladly."
He does not mean to refer to a low
er class of people. The Bible never.
calls this sort of people "'common,"~
and it was not the lower class of
people that came to Christ in the
crowds. 'There was the Pharisee, the
dducee, the ruler, the publican,
file p oor man-all classes were
drawn to Him. Where He came caste
straightway melted 'away. When He
came into Simon's house, the poor
harlot, who had never crossed the
threshold before, wont right in, and
came to His side.
For this reason Jesus can no more
be the head of a labor church than
of a capitalist club. He has nothing
to do with men in sections. He deals
witly man an man, and when He
looked out upon the crowds He did
not see a Pharisee or a publican;
He saw a man, a son of God by crea
tion. He saw as God saw.--Rev,
G. Qampbell Morgan. 9
Get a Future.
There are those who want to get
away from all their past; who If they
could, would fain begin .411 over
again. Their life seems o long
failure. But you inust ei you
sAust let-God teach .';ou, that 11 ny
N4y t get rid of your past is tzq
GOLCONDA FOUND It
Commissioner Collins, of M
is Pleasqnt and Living Ecoo
1e In Gold Najgets-.
All American Ga
.) York City.-After spending
fourteen months on an investigation
along the canal zone regarding the
allegations that have been brought
against certain officials in the employ
of the Canal Commission, J. H. Col
lins returned from Colon, en route
f6r Washington. D. C., to make his
report. He declined to discuss it be
fore submitting it to the authorities.
Mr. Collins said last month was a
record one for the amount of money
sent to the United States by men em
ployed along the canal. He found
them all in good spirits and fo'nd of
baseball, bowling, tennis, rowing,
and all kinds of healthy outdoor
sports. Gambling is not popular nor
drinking to any extent, Mr. Collins
found, and this had been so marked
during the last year that many of
the saloon and gambling house pro
prietors in Colon and Panama have
closed up and gone to pastures new.
The health of, the employes as a
whole was good, he said, and the
labor conditions at the present time
satisfactory. Excellent food at cost
price is sent down by the Candl Com
mission- twice a week for the em
ployes and their families.
"Just 'before leaving Panama,"
said Mr. Collins, "I met Baron von
Tuber. He was sent out by the
Smithsonian Institution to study the
conditions of the San BIas Indians,
who live in the interior of the Re
public of Panama, about seventy
miles up the coast on the Pacific
side. Ho told some -of the most
r-he Reception of the Amner
Tokio, Japan.-The reception ac
corded the Ameisican Atlan.tic fleet biy
the Governmet~t and people of Japan
is conceded by the American nh.val.
officers to be the heartiest and most
perfectly crarried2 out~ of th,e mnany re
ceptions received by the feet sinice it .
sailed from Hamp~ton Roads. Rear
Admiral Sperry mid that he was ut
terly unable to say how it had been
accomplished, but that the welcome
given the fleet and its officers and
men here had 'been so car'efully
planned and carried out to the most1
minute details that lasting impression
has bee.n stamped upon the mind of
every American who has wi,tnessed1
It is impossible to doubt the sin-.
cerity of the Japanese. The Ameri-I
can officers and sailors are already
beginning to understand the fact that
the eviden.t desiro on the part of the
Japanese for the friendship of Amer
lea is not founded upon opportunism,
but finds its source in a sincere wisht
to show that such friendship, at least
on the part of the Japanese, has ex- <C
isted always, and that .this visit of the e
, FORTY FOOT F4
New Yoric City--Dr. Ienry Fair- r
foeld Osborn, president of he Amern- *
Dan Museum of Natural History, re- 1I
eeived word from Great Falls, Mon., t
that a research p)arty from the mu- 3
seutm, headed by Barnum Brown, had '1
discovered part of the skeleton of th'e 1
l'yrannosaurus rex, a prehistoric ani- I
rnal, in the Bad Lands several iles a
outh of Glasgow, Mon. a
The fossil, which is forty feet long 4
md twenty-two feet high, has' a per- i
rest skull, an entire set of ribs, back .
Alne and hip girdle and practically f
lupploments the specimen discovered t~
tite sanig 4,elion in 1902. (
MYver side09 the first fossil of th~e .1
'fh of the 'tunti,"' na tha Tvwee/ ,v
nj py Triggi, in the New York Press.
I TflE.CANAL ZONE.
'ashington, D. C., Says Life
sonical at Colon-Indians
Gambling Not Popiznrt"
rnes Pursuedl as
thrilling adventures I have ever
heard. His companions, two Ameri.
can boys, were killed by the Indian
"The Baron described the San Blas
country as being very rich and the
natives warlike. He was certain
there is plenty of gold back in the
mountains, as the. Indians traded for
merchandise in gold nuggets, which
had evidently been washed down
some mountain stream. He said thai
the difficulties to be encountered ir
the San Bilas countiy were very great
as there were no roads at all, the only
means of travel being by. canoes
and navigating tortuous waterways
where an exploring party could b(
easily ambushed. In addition to th4
Indians there was the malignan
black-water f6ver to- be contendec
"The Baron is making monthly ex.
peditjdns into the San Blas country
on behalf of the Panama Govern
ment to teach the natives how to get
rid of the swarms of locusts that de.
stroy their crops. He stays irl as
lorng as his provisions last. He is ac
companied by his brother, a Heidel
berg student. ,The baron said it
would be perilous for any white man
to,attempt to rea.ch the mountains in
search of the gold, as the natives
have never allowved any strangers to
penetrate into the interior. He was
only there on suffrance, apd had to
be always on the alert. Their coun
try is rich -in coal and all kinds of
icatu Pieet Was Elabor~ate
tleet has.merely afforded the Japan
ase\an opportunity for thiat expres
-Admiral Sperry was received at
the~~ pernal palace. On the next day
th1 ~miral s and captains of the fleet
wverei.the guests of the Emperor at~
f.he:palace. Admiral Sperry conveyed
to the Emperor a message from Pres
dent Roosevelt. This message
3reathes a spirit of friendship and
symnpathy and expresses keen expres
sions of the traditional friendship be.
:ween the two nations and an earnest
vish for the strengthening and con.
inuance of the frienidly relations of
Throo' thousand sailors from the
american fleet were granted shore
iberty daily, and it is iremarkable
hat notw.'thstahding .their long con.
Inement aboard ship not a single dit
Iculty has been reported, bearing out
ho statement of Admiral Sperry,
iade in one of his speeches here, that
he American sailor of .to-day is the
esult of that development and eg
ation which Japti is se2king ia
very depattment of herr' ,
Rex, Now ror A.
osaurus rex is called, was found, 're.
earch parties trourb the American
f usAi have be .n searching through
he 4dLands for a specimen that
rour complete the missing :parts.,
'he first fossil had good hindelimbsI
ut, incomplete -back bones.. Dr. O's
orn said that he believed the two
pecimens rer about the lame size
nd that the nuwae'um will now be
n&bled to mount the animal corn
During the five years 'of search
i'agmesnts of Tyrannosaurus rex have
sGen found from tinte to time. Dr.
isborn sald* zoolo tsta tvould be
oth1lv elated nvee . ths ..cn ..,..
walk of life andifir1
.uooess and redi ,
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THE OOUNTRY PRESS.
One of the finest tributes to the
country newspaper that has ever been.
rendered was contained in a recent
address by Senator Chauncey M. De
pew before the New York Press Asso
ciation. Mr. Depew said: "I pay\
my respects to and express my admi
ration for the country editor. His
lines are not cast in the .places of
the great and profitable organs of the
metropolis, whose profits are reckoned
oftep by the hundreds of thousands.
of dollars every year. But the country
editor lives in and is,part oil the e>m
munity. His virtue is not so much
what he prints as in what he refuses
to print. He could easily destroy the
peace of the community by admitting
to has paper the scandals and gossip
of his neighbors. But lie stands as a -
censor and guardian of public mo'rals.
and I know of no conditions under
which the public is appealed to in a
certain measure where the utterance
is so free from criticism as the gen.
eral tone. of the country press.''
Love's Brightest Dream.
Jones-When the rich wvidow mar
ried1 thle young fellow she told him he
would have notha" to do but..spenid
just $6 a week.
Sonic men are so very elow- thiat
it is impossible for them to even
run a. chtee.So. 44-'08.
ASTONISHED THE DOCTOI
Old Lady Got Well WVith Change of
. Food. .-~
A great scientist lhas said we can. '-,.
put off "old age" if we can only nlour
ISIh the body properly. * .
TIo do this the right kind of food,
of coursse, is necessary. .The body
manufactures poaisons in the stomach
and intestines from certain kinds of
food stuffs and unless suficeient of the
right kind is used, thee injuriounee
ments overcome the good. -
"My grandmother, 71 years- 014,"
writes a N. Y. lady, "had-been an fi
valid for 18 years froip what was
called consumption of the stomach
and bowels. The doctor had given
her up to die.
"I saw so much about Grape-Nuts.
that, I per'suaded grandmother to try
It. -. She could -not keep anything on
her stomach for' niore than a few mi
l'she began Gra'pe-Nuts with only a.
teaspoonful. As that did not distress.
her and. as she could retain .it, she
took a little more until she could talte
all of four teaspoonfuls at a meal. -.
"Then she began to gain' and gr#'
strong and her trouble in the sto~t~~
was gone entirely. She got ,6to' '
good health for one so oldj and w
know Grape-Nuts saved her ft,
"The doctor was astoniQhe.d th~
instead of dying .she got Wetll
without a drop of -tredicine atte' .h
began the Grape-Nuts." Tee
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