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MBPgQltl) MAIL TBIBUMID. MEPgQIH), OREGON, MONDAY, SlSl'TlDMOTiR 19, 1910.
I U f I THIS SERMON IS OOO PEOPLE'S Sermon by CHARLES T. RUSSELL, Paatar Brooklyn Tabernacle. tr- Ooo Tortland. Me, Sept 1--The Inter--woUosial Biblo Students Convention la Ja jscsstos here with aij excellent at Awdanoo and deep Interest manifested. Jpfcstor RHsacll of Brooklyn Tabernacle tttUrered two addresses today, ono bc ftg In Jefferson Theatre. We report wmtt of tbem from the text foregeing: Three weeks ago today Christendom u startled by a communication Which announced that the Christian .Alliance had lifted a collection of $00, 60 in a few minutes $300 in cosh, the lolanco la promises. Then followed fke startling announcement of Brother JRaapson, its President, that the col taction lifted would probably be the Jtet at Old Orchard, because the Camp grounds' Directors had rented its An Mteriam for three days for the use of nr Association. He declared that he Obagrces with our theology. 'This, of rarse, waa a Yelled threat that the "Sfrectora of the camp ground must Ireak their Contract with the Bible .cedents. This they promptly did, and Urw accepted back the money paid in trance, rather than go to Law. It is -4r this reason, dear Mentis, that we re having our Convention "outside fee camp." We are glad that its fence Moes not separate us from our great .Bedeciner and Teacher, the Joy of -whose blessing I see in your faces. Beculnr editors were astonished! .Cfcy bad been congratulating Chris '.Han people that the days of the rack, tte thumb screw and the stake were -fjast and that from every quarter were mlnr appeals for Christian Union which, it was hoped, might even nlO vsatcly include all denominations of Catholics and Protestants. Tet here mey had tollstcu to the contrary a wnestioa that Christian people in ah Itnnrr were so opposed to Bible Stu iflaats that even a year would not be .cleat to purify tho'alr of Old Or robcrd and to permit them to meet here est year to take up another collection. It acmed funny, too, to these editors, Jfcit anything could drive a Christian jAHfance meeting away from a 900,000 sOectloal Explanation Surety In Order. Since Brother Simpson may not care ta'tell the whole truth about the mat &er and since the Christian public Is Interested' and ought'to know thef acts, 1 Biust toll them. The unpleasant duty, however, will not necessitate my Bay Mg an aakind word', concerning Mr. Uopson and the Christian friends who .-are i alUanee with him. There are two reasons why Brother 'Simpson thought it doubtful if be ceuld come next year following our referee days of this year. (1) lie knew Instinctively that his ataUcctiona would be smaller, hardly -worth coming for, if the people should eeln to get the eyes of their under standing more widely opened respect tag what really constitutes the Gospel C Christ. (2) The $00,000 "raised" was not cash jaad a large proportion of It never will iw. Some of it is promised over and rcr again and telegraphed over and otct, as was tho case with the young -woman who in the spectacular manner 'offered her jewels from time to time sad had it mentioned In the papers, sen repetitions of charitable work are easidpred entirely proper by many In canection with religious work in vari a denominations, "for the good of -fee cause." Subscriptions are given jwbllcly without hope of payment, to influence others who are more slncero some of whom In tho excitement give -tore than they can afford. Chicago Stockyard Methad. This same method is illustrated in toe Chicago Stock Yards. A fine, large, -trained bull gallops out to meet the -aattle designed for slaughter. He waltoes before them and becomes their leader. Following him in a grand rush Ssr a narrow passage they crowd one ssotherto tbo executioner, who knocks tfeetn senseless. A special place just large enough for himself is provided for the decoy bull, who, later, goes out to lead on another herd for the slaugh ter. We do not mean to eny that those who give their money aro slaughtered or otherwise Injured. We believe that they are blessed that everyone Is leaned who sacrifices anything hearti ly wuto the Lord, or to what they eup t jpeso to bo his service, whether It is -or not. It is the method of getting the Money from, the people and the decep tion practised which wo deplore. How ever, the Alliance has plenty of com Buy la this method lu larger Chris tiaa denominations. It Is part of the tflMffs" method of recent years, leme who did not understand this "business" method wondered where all 4fee tuoatty apparently contributed to the "Christian Allianco" work was jpsMt. Ail investigation of Its financial account was made, which revealed ffco fact that they were chaotic, and Other "business" methods were ad- ww Tha parMm Hatetb the Light," ,no oe may inquire why tho fjbristian Allianco should fear us and whether or not wo have ever done ifeon harm. We reply, Never have we tejored them la th.p slightest degree, ' over oven puuuciy meuuoueu wieir A REGULAR WEEKLY FEATURE BOO' ' PULPIT... "WHICH IS THE TRUE GOSPEL?" "I am not ashameU o the gospel of Chrisl" (Romans i, 16). ooO name before. Their opposition to ua r is on the lines of general principles mentioned by the Great Teacher, "Tho darkness hnteth tho light;" "All things that are reproved are made manifest by tho light" (Ephesians v, 13). Our work is to proclaim tho true Gospel to Incite Christian people to Bible study in the light of the Blblo's own testimony and without sectarian spec tacles, hlch, In the past, have so dis torted tho Word of God and set it forth In false colors. As Christian people come to eoe the grossness of the errors by which they have been blinded, the light not only has a blessed and transforming effect upon their minds, but it Influences their pockctbooks also. They no longer appreciate tho "business" meth ods of the Allianco nor the brand of Gospel which It sets forth. The mora God's people come to a correct under standing of the teachings of his Word, tho smaller will be tho collections of tho Christian Alliance. That is the real secret ot their opposition. I would that It wore true that they would nev er take up another collection at Old Orchard! The heathen have already hnd too much of (heir Gospel of dam nation. God's name has already been slandered and blasphemed enough by the false Gospel message that nine hundred and nlncty-nlne out of every thousand of humanity ever born are to suffer eternal roasting because of fa thcr Adam's sin and the Ignorance, stu pidity nnd meanness which have re sulted. Let the Truth Prevail. If the Intelligent men connected with the Alliance really believe the horri ble nightmare of tho Dark Ages which they are proclaiming as the Gospel of Christ, then, of course, they are ex cusable for preaching It. It is not for others to judge of their honesty In this matter, but It Is for others to decide that they will no longer assist or co operate In the spread of such horrible travesties upon the Divine character no longer asslst'flnanclally or otherwise In binding upon the poor heathen at home and abroad Increased Ignorance and superstition. Everybody knows that the word Gos pel signifies "good tidings." And every body ought to know that, as Christian people, we have for centuries misused the word, applying it to the bad tid ings of great misery to all people, ex cept the mere handful of the elect We did this because It was banded down to us by our forefathers. What Jesus said to the Jews has been true of us as Christians, "Ye do make void the Law of God through your traditions." Thank God that, as in the natural world he is sending us now the electric light Instead of tho tallow candle, so through Bible study helps, concord ances, etc., his Word (tho Lamp to his people's footsteps until the day dawn), Is now shining brighter than ever be fore. Which Is the True Gotpel? Catholic and Protestant orthodoxy have set forth for centuries two gen eral views of the Gospel of Christ. To whatever extent they now disagree with these they should publicly dis own and abandon them. Until then they are besmirched with whatever odium attaches. The Catholic Gospel (Good Tidings) Is that all the heathen, all Catholics and all Protestants, except a mere handful, go to a Purgatory of awful suffering, terrlblo anguish, lasting for decades, centuries and thousands of years, roasting, boiling, agonizing, and thus purging away their sins nnd dross that they may ultimately attain to heavenly bliss for the remainder of eternity. If that Is good tidings It can bo considered such only la contrast with something more horrible. If that be imaginable. Our Protestant Goipel. Our Protestant Gospel, of which we are so proud that wo want to thrust It upon Jews and Catholics and heath ens everywhere, we should thoroughly understand, enjoy nnd appreciate be fore we waste good time and money giving it to others. Ilere it is: Four centuries ago our forefathers were not Protestants but Catholics and believed In Purgatory, etc., as above. Then what was known as the Reformation Movement set in. Catholics, Jows and Infidels will admit with Protestants thnt a great blessing of enlightenment and civilization has come to tho world In tho train of tho Iteformation Move ment Put none of us Is prepared to admit that tho Reformers were per. feet nor their work perfect. The Itcformorm criticized tho Catho lic teachings which they had former ly believed, They examined their Bibles and found nothing thero to the effect that Mary was the mother of God, nor that wo should pray to saints, nor that we should uso pictures or im ages In our worship, nor that their sacrifice of Christ in the mass was proper, nor that there was a Purga tory anywhere. Tbo Reformers threw out those things an unscrlpturnl. They completely demolished Purgatory In thrlr minilB, declaring that it had nev er been anything more than Imagina tion. Then came another thought, viz: What must two do with the thousand; of millions of mnnkliul Hint wo nnd our fathers for centuries mipposett wore in Purgatory roasting, mewing, tortured, but hoping for wa en They looked at one nnothor In consternation. They 'had hearts ami sympathies nnd felt that as It had devolved upon them to smash Purgatory, It must also de volve upon then! to rv-locnto all those thousands of millions whom they hnd on their hands. They felt the weight of tho responsibility. Could they de mand of God that they should bo put Into heaven? Surely not! Surely only the saintly few nro Ot for heavchl They, ni well as nil. recognized thnt fnct Then, with blank consternation, they determined that they must crowd the entire mass Into a hell of eternal torture nnd shut the gates upon them forever and write upon tho gates, "Who enters hero abandons hope." Brother Calvin to the Rescue. Taking from practically all human ity all future hopo mado tho Reformers for tho tlmo heartsick. It would be nwful to do that for ono person, but to thus "do" nil humanity seemed ter rible. And then to bo obliged to label that gospel "Good Tidings" must cer tainly have been a trying experience for the Reformers. But Brother John Calvin helped them amazingly and took from them their burden. Ho told them that they should not worry, becauso It was all God's fault and not theirs. God hnd predestinated them to that nwful fu ture long before be created man. Now they should merely try to think of themselves as the "elect" nnd try to forgot everybody else. Of course, It Bccmed horrible to charge all these things against the God of all Justice. Wisdom, Love and Power. But it was tho only solution which occurred to them. John Calvin's theories were afterwards embodied In tho "West minster Confession of Faith." And thnt confession of faith became the foundation of nearly all Protestant creeds. Brother John esiey arior wnrd oblected. but admitted that only the saintly went to heaven and every body else went to eternal torment. His protest was that Instead of this being by Divine foreordlnatlon and In tention, It was, on the contrary, be cause of Divine unwisdom and incom petency. "Good Tiding of Great Joy." Surely no sane.porson can any longer defend any of the above "Gospels" as the true one, of which St Paul was not ashamed! Surely St. Paul never nreached anv of those Gospels, nor did any of the Apostles nor docs tho Bible support such theories, except oy inc turning and twisting of language, mis translations of the original and misin terpretations of some parables. The plain statements of tho Scriptures are all directly to the opposite. The Bible teaches that "tho wages of sin Is death," not Turgatory nor eternal torment "Tho soul that sln neth. It shall die." Adam, the perfect, ttah nlneed on trial for life eternal or death eternal. Ho sinned and tho sen tence against him was, "Cursed Is the earth for thy sake; thorns and thistles shall It brlnr forth unto thee. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread until thou return unto the ground from whence thou wast taken" (uenesis m, 17-19). St Paul declares tho same: "By one man's disobedience sin enter ed Into the world; and thus death passed upon all men, because all are sinners" (Romans v, 12). Looking about us we find this true. Everybody who Is not dead Is dying. As the Bible says, we arc living un der a reign of Sin und Death. Nothing that man can do can either eradicate sin or lift us out of our dead and dy ing condition. God alone can help us! Ho proposes to help us and the mes sage respecting that help Is, In the Scriptures, called tho Gospel. Its an nouncement by tho angels on the night of Jesus' birth is full, complete, sat fsfnetorv. viz: "Behold, wo brine you good tidings of great joy which shall bo unto all people; for unto you is born this day In tho City of David n Savior (Ufo-glver) which Is Christ the Lord" (Luke 11, 10). Ah, now wo have tho Truth! Tho nenaltv of sin Is death. And the "good tidings" Is that God has provided for cur recovery from sin anu ucatn. u.ne Savior gave his life for the cancella tlon of our sin, for tbo satisfaction of Justice, that in due time Adam and all his condemned and Imperfect race might bo released from tbe condemna tion and bo lifted out of tho sin and death conditions which now provall. That uplifting Is Scrlpturally called tho resurrection of the dead. Ilenco tho preaching of tho early Church was, "Jesus and tho Resurrection" tho Re deemer and his work. Still More Good Tidings. Tbe good tidings for the raco in gon cral is that tho Redeemer in God's due time will become King of kings and Lord of lords the Messiah of glory, God's glorious Representative. For a thousand years tho regenerating work for Adam's race will progress (Matthew xIjt, 28; Acts 11L 10-23). God's Chosen People, Israel, will bo tho earthly agents of tho hoavenly and (nvlslblo King of glory. By tho close Of bis reign tho whole earth will have been transformed Into tho Paradise of God. "lie will make the place of his feet glorious." And mankind will all bo perfect again, In God's image. There will bo no more sin, no more sickness, no more dying, because all tho things of sin and death will have passod away and bo who sits upon the Throne will Iiavo renewed nil things (Revelation xxi, C). All who after coming to a full knowledge o' the Truth of God's love nnd gracious provision, still love sin nnd hdte right eousness, wll bo destroyed In tho Sec ond Death, from which thero will be no redemption, no resurrection, no re covery; as St Peter says, "They shn perish Uko bruto beasts." Lainer of the Cavalry By Gen. Chts. King Author of "Tho Colonel's bnuRhtor," "Foes iu Ainbuflb," oto. A look of nmnzcnient enmo Into the young otllcer's face. The answer enmo slowly, painfully: "I took pnrt in no frolic, sir. I went contrary to an order that hnd held good while wo were out on the campaign, but that wo did not Biipposo was bind lug there. I went to tho post thnt night to help n fr n man who who needed money for nn Immediate Jour ney. No ono personated mo to my knowledge." "I have tho written report of tho of ficer of tho dny that you were there asleep at 11 p. m. Subsequently I learned that you wero away from tapa until nearly reveille." "You could have beard thnt from me, Blr, nnd why I was gone, If need be." "Officers who make comrades and intimates of enlisted men take chances that"- "Colonel Button, I protest" "Protest you may, but listen yon shall," was tho Instant rejoinder. "It Is well known you Interfered with n noncommissioned officer In the prop er dlschnrge of his duty. That wbh Inst June, nnd It was In behalf of that young man Rnwdon. It Is well known that you were hobnobbing with other enlisted men here. It Is well known you lent civilian clothing to your pro tege for his latest escapade" "Colonel Button gentlemen," cried Lanier, "this la beyond all right!" In deed. Stnnnnrd nnd Sumter wero on their feet in exjostulatlon, but (ho "XOO DO HOT E30W TUX JkUTUOB ? " colonel's blood was up. Bang went his bell, and tbe orderly fairly Jumped into the room. "Call Sergeant Fltzroy," said he, and In another moment Fltzroy stood be fore them, a civilian coat and waist coat banging on bis arm. "Briefly, now, sergeant, where did you get those?" demanded Button. "From tho room that Trooper Raw don occupied in town, sir. It's tbe suit he wore about town last Friday." And, so saying, he held them forth. Lanier slowly took tbe coat, astonish ment in his eyes; glanced at the tag in side tho collar, bearing tho name of his own New York tailor. "It is enough Uko mine to deceive anybody but tho owner," snld he. "Do you mean to tell me" began Button Indignantly. "That this Is not mine?" Interposed Lauier. "Yes, sir, and thnt ono very Uko it will bo found in my closet at homo." "Mr. Barker will go with you, and you will resumo your confinement In arrest" And Button in his anger was lashing himself to language his bear ers novcr forgot and that aomo could hardly, even long months after, for give. "In my time, as a young officer, ho quotes, not asserts, tfiaT 'th"(a mon ey was advanced to Mr. Lowndes on Mr. Lanier's statement that tbe young man was summoned homo by tho se rious Illness of his mother and thnt he, Mr. Lanier, would bo responsible for tho transaction. Mr. Lowndes has never repaid It, nnd Mr, Lanier when appealed to four weeks slnco not only refused to mako it good, but abused and cursed mo for simply asking for what was my own.' " "Very good, gentlemen," answered Button, rising in obvious chagrin. "It fs quite evident in your opinion Mr, Lanier is a persecuted saint und I am an abandoned sinner, but Just as soon as I can reuch Omaha this case shall bo laid before n general court mar tial." Tho men were mostly in bed, as 'they should bo at such an hour, but thero bad been an Informal dance, and many of tho sergeants wero still nt tho hop room. Beyond this brightly lighted building and about In tho rear of the Infantry barracks at the westward end was tho slido Into tbe creek valley, whereat so urnuy of tho ofllccrs' chil dren hud been coantlng early in tho evening nnd where uow nearly 11 o'clock half a hundred young peoplo Of both sexes, wives and duugbtcra of quartermaster's employees and of tbo f s. -j I Tfll 1 TT J MW WTwr nothing templed one of our members to violate nn nrivst, but yim" Palo lis death Sutler faced lilm. "Surely, sir, it cry for lulp-hnt I thought might mean tiro" "Thero wn no cry for help," Into'4 rupted t)i colonel. "Thoro was no sign of lit. Kvon If there hnd beet) It should mean nothing to u man of honor when ordered lu arrest That m tho only creed of n gentleman." Tho adjutant led his stunned and silent comrade home. (To Bo Couthauor1.) PMK TIME This is truly kodak time. 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