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AT HOSPITAL INQUIRY Representative Wins Fight for Civilian on Board of Investigation. DEMANDS IMMUNITY Rossdale Says Men Who Testify Must Not Be Punished for It. BEGIN HEARING MONDAY Threat Made Again to Take Cruelty Charges Before Lower House. Investigation of the veterans' hos pital at Kingsbrldge, some of whose patients have complained of inhumane treatment, will begin on Monday with three men sitting as a committee of inquiry. The chairman will be Dr. Guy O. Ireland, neuro-psychiatric inspector for the Veterans' Bureau in Washing ton. His associates will be appointed to-day. One of them will be from out side the bureau. William F. Deegan, State comman der of the American Legion, and Rep resentative Albert C. Ro3sdale, who have been demanding an impartial scrutiny of the hospital and threaten ing to ask Congress to take a hand, had a dispute again yesterday before the sort of Investigation they wished was agreed upon. Dr. Ireland came from Washington, apparently assigned by Col. Charles R. Forbes, director of the Veterans Bureau, to do the investigating alone. Deegan met him and said he would never tol erate a one man inquiry. Dr. Iretand then went Into consultation with Major W. F. Lent, regional chief of the bureau, and Representative Rossdale. "No Whitewashing." The member of Congress Insisted upon a committee of three, one of whom should not be attached to the bureau. He said a bureau examination of a bureau hospital would be equivalent to the bureau investigating itself. Dr. Ireland seemed willing to comply with Mr. Rossdale's demand, but when he telephoned Col. Forbes the Colonel, as reported at this end, said the commit tee must he made up exclusively of representatives of the bureau "Then," said Rossdale, taking his hat, "I'm through and I'm going to take this thing to the floor of the House. I won't stand for any whitewashing." Major Lent and Dr. Ireland asked him to wait. Another tolephone con versation with Washington resulted in the announcement that one of the committee would not be a bureau man. It was agreed further that Major Deegan or some other person acting for the American Legion could attend the hear ings. as well as newspaper reporters. Major Deegan submitted to Dr. Ireland bis five complaints agninst the hospital, outlined in The Nbw York Herald yes terday. Rossdale said he would put his complaints Into writing and hand them in to-day. Rossdale told the bureau spokesmen that what he wished was a "humanizing" Investigation, and that patients and attendants of the hospital must feel free to talk without fear of punishment. M. P. Mclnerney. chief investigator for the bureau, reported to Col. Forbes, in Washington yesterday, that he had found only one ''ase of cruel treatment of a patient at the Kingsbrldge Hospital. This was the case of Nicholas B. Samp son, an insane ex-scrvice man. Student Veterans Complain. The attendants accused of using their lists on Sampson?Timothy I.ucrl and Harry J. Morgan?were, by agreement between the local and Federal author ities discharged by Magistrate Dourtts I in the Morrfsania Police Court yesterday I and rearrested on a warrant obtained by j United States District Attorney Hay ward. United States Commissioner | Hitchcock held them in $730 bull each | for a hearing next Friday on a charge , of beating Sampson, a Government ward, ; on Federal property. Frank A. Nesbit, chief clerk of the bureau, signed the ; complaint. Seven disabled soldiers learning self- | support at the State Agricultural School ' In Farmingdale. L. I., have made com- j plaint to the bureau. They said that ' some of the officers sent to supervise ( them were Incompetent. and t hat 1 methods of Instruction, especially In the poultry department, were slipshod. They j nlso said complaints made to their supervisors cither were ignored or were 1 followed by threats of the students' dis missal. TRIUMVIRATE MAY REPLACE LENINE Trotzky,Kameneff and Radeh May Gain Control. Special Cable to Tint Nrw York Hsrai.D Copyright, tf>2t, by Tub Nrw York Hrrai.o. New York Herald Bureau. ) l.ondnn, Sept. I. ( The Moscow correspondent for the Northern New* wires that the report of a turn for the wnrje In Nikolai I^enlne's condition has be"? confirmed. As a re sult It has beer decklerl In principle that a triumvirate shall take his place. The two extieme wings of the Commu nist party have agreed that Leon Trotsky and Leo KamcnefT will !>e mem ber*. and In the contest for third place, ?which will carry the controlling vote, the moderate candidate Is Rykoff, with Carl itadek running close behind. Tko reports is Kuropean papers that Ttadek has been dismissed arc false. His Influence has never been so great It la probable, however, that should he enter the triumvirate he would have to give up his position In the Third In ternationale. The fact that the candidacy of Zlno vleff Is not entertained seriously marks the failure of the campaign to suppress the Intellectuals, which threatened to completely disrupt the party, as whole sale resignations by the moderate mem bers were taking place In protest. The Soviet Government has Issued a statement denying a recent dispatch to Tub Nkw York Hbrai.d recounting the successes of Hnver Pasha In Bokhara and Turkestaln and saying that "En \er's rebellion Is under control and soon will be nearlng Its end." The denial Is not Impressive, but Its most Interesting point Is the Implied acknowledgment by the Soviet that Knvar. who has been offlelally.announced os dead. Is still very much alive. CROPS SHOW GAIN OF $1,250,000,000 Continued from First Page. the forecast of production therefrom for important producing States follow: (Production forecast In thousands of bushels.) CORN. Condition. Koreeast. Ohio 79 151,161 Indiana 82 177.783 Illinois 82 328,421 Minnesota 76 108.016 Iowa 94 432.009 Missouri 77 1 76.201 South Dakota 71) 111.817 Nebraska 68 179.994 Kansas tto 196,349 Kentucky 89 88.155 Texas 70 120,831 SPRING WHEAT. Minnesota 80 32.629 North Dakota 87 113,944 South Dakota 85 37.155 Montana 80 36.002 Washington 48 12,112 OATS. Illinois 64 113.789 Wisconsin 62 105,789 Minnesota 89 142,052 Iowa 87 220,371 Cotton Gtnntn* Figures. Cotton ginned prior to September 1 amounted to 817.171 running bales. In cluding 26,953 round bales counted as half bales, compared with 485,787 bales. Including 38,027 round bales, to Sep tember 1 last year, and 351,589 bales, including 17,451 round bales, In 1920, the census bureau announced In Its first ginning report of the season. It is stated that the combination of the carry-over and tho estimated pro duction for this year will not be suffi cient to meet the world demand and that quotations fail utterly to respond to these conditions. It is further stated that cotton consumption both here and abroad has Increased, but there has been no corresponding increase in revenue to the producers?a condition which. It Is alleged, threatens to dam age the Industry serioUMy. Ginnings In bales by States to Sep tember 1 this year and comparative figures for last year follow: Alabama, 58,262 and 12,968: Arkansas. 7.470 and 306; California, 51 and 173; Florida, 6,475 and 387; Georgia, 143,947 and 47,863; Louisiana, 15,906 and 2,743; Mississippi, 14,034 and 4,144; North Carolina, 1,262 and 77; Oklahoma, 4,365 and 1,221; South Carolina, 5,241 and 1,160; Tennessee, 47 and 2; Texas, 560,010 and 414,616; ail other States, 111 and 127. HUGHES SPEAKS FROM 4THE BAR OF NATIONS' But American Flag Is Not on Brazilian Pavilion. Rio Janeiro, Sept. 8.?Secretary of State Hughes to-night delivered a speech from the refreshment pavilion in the exposition grounds, which Is called ' The Bar of the Nations." It was noted that the American flag was missing from the display of na tional flags over the entrance t_> the bar. Secretary Hughes today defined the at titude of the United States toward Sonth American countries as one in which all imperialistic sentiment is lacking. "We desire the independence, the unim paired sovereignty, the political integrity and the constantly Increasing prosperity of the people of Latin America." said Mi. Hughes. "We have our domestic prob lems Incident to the expanding life of a free people, but there is no imperialistic sentiment among us to cast etcn a shadow across the pathway of our progress. "We sincerely desire to sec throughout this hemisphere an abiding peace, a reign of justice and the diffusion of the Llcssings of beneflcient cooperation. It is this desire which forms the basis of Fan-American sentiment." REPORTERS RAID PLANT OF MEXICAN PAPER Force Presses to Stop at the Point of Guns. Mexico Citt. Sept. 8 (Associated Press).?The entire plant of the news paper Kl Universal was forcibly slim dewn early this morning when mem bers of the Graphic Art Syndicate and the recently organized Reporters" Union drove out all the employees at the point of guns and destroyed all tl\e printed papers. The ialders were led by a former em ployee of the newspaper, who with drawn revolver demanded that tne presses stop running. Employees of all kinds were ejected from the building, and the raiding party, after nailing red and black flags to the door, waited un til morning for the soldiers. Mounted police reserves guarded the plant and refused admission to every one to-day. including Felix F. Pala vlcinl, the editor. The raid on the plant followed the protest of several syndicates against the dismissal of one employee, and the situation is providing some Interesting developments In connection with the contest waged for some time by Senor Palavlcinl and the union leaders rela tive to the open or closed shop. He refuses to recognize any syndicate and all persons in his employ are hired by private contract, one stipulation of which is that the person employed shall giot belong to a union. When It was discovered several days ago that Luis Moreno, a reporter for El Universal Urafleo. one of Henor Palaviclnl's publications, had Joined a new syndicate of newspapermen he was discharged immediately. Moreno ap pealed to his union, which promptly re quested the Regional Confederation of Workers, the paient organization, to act. The response was Immediate, and shortly before daylight more than 200 men, most of them armed, entered the building, stopped all the presses, drove out all the employees and took posses sion 'of the plant. Mounted police re serves later assumed control of the situa tion, guarding all entrances to the building and denying admittance to all persons. BALLOON RACE JUDGES GIVE CONTEST FIGURES De Muyter, 852 Miles; Honey well, 659; Bienaime, 573. Geneva Sept. 8 (Associated Press).? The Gordon Bennett balloon race com mittee to-night Issued an official state ment on the distances flown by the aeronauts and tho duration of their flights. De Muyter made 1,372 kilometers (852 63 miles) in 25 hours 40 seconds; Honeywell. 1,061 kilometers (659.28 miles) In 26 hours 30 minutes, thereby winning the prize for duration of flight: Birnalme, 923 kilometers (573.53 miles) In 19 hours 32 mlrrutes. Lieut. Walter F. Reed. United States, wns given a prize for hating kept the best log book. HIXTO!* HALTS FLIGHT IN HAITI Port aU Prince, Haiti. Sept. 8.?Lieut. Walter Hinton, on flight from New York to Rio Janeiro, was delayed here to day owing to the necessity of changing his engine!* from low to high compres sion. He Intends to leave Sunday for San Juan. RKIJGIOra NOTIC K.M I KKUGIOIH NOTHKS THE VIRGIN BIRTH , By Rev. G. W. McPHERSON YONKERS, NEW YORK Printed by special request of Tent Evangel Congregation. This is the second sermon in the series under the general topic, Radicalism Unmasked, as given in the closing rallies at the Old Tent Evangel, New York City, in which the noted preacher and author discusses a recent sermon by Prof. Harry Emerson Fosdick of Union Theological Seminary and minister in the First Presby terian Church, in which message Dr. Fosdick has made denial of the Virgin Birth of Christ. The purpose of this, the second mes sage on Radicalism Unmasked, Is to discuss the recent attack upon the fundamental truths of the Bible by Prof. Harry Emerson Fosdlck of Union Semi nary as voiced in his printed sermon entitled: "Shall the Fundamentalists | Win?" This message v-ill center In his rejection of the virgin birth of Christ. Dr. Fosdick's sermon first appeared under the above title. Later It was somewhat abridged and sent out to the pastors under a new title. Since the tirst form more clearly reveals the real views of its author, my discussion will be ftmited to a criticism of the original message. It Is presumed that his ser mon, as It first appeared, gave serious | concern to his friends; consequently It was sent forth in abridged and revised form and under another title. DR. FOSDICK'S STATEMENT. "We may well begin with the vexed and mooted question of the virgin birth of our Lord. 1 know people in the Christian churches, ministers, mission- | arles, laymen, devoted lovers of the Lord and servants of the Gospel, who, alike as they are In their personal devotion to the Master, hold quite different points ; of view about a matter like the virgin birth. Here, for example, is one point of view: that the virgin birth is to be accepted as historical fact; it actually happened; there was no other way for a personality like the Master to come into this world except by a special bio- j logical miracle. That Is one point of view. . . . But side by side with | them in the evangelical churches is a group of equally loyal and reverent people who would say that the virgin birth Is not to be accepted as an his toric fact. To believe in virgin birth as an explanation of great personality is one of the familiar ways in which the ancient world was accustomed to ac- I count for unusual superiority. Manj*! people suppose that only once in history do we run across a record of supernat ural birth. Upon the contrary, stories of miraculous generation are among the commonest traditions of antiquity. Es pecially is this true about the founders ; of great Tellglons. According to the records of their faiths, Buddha and Zoroaster and Lao-Tsze and Mahavlra were all supernaturally born. . . . That is to say, when a personality rose so high that men adored him the an cient world attributed his superiority to some special divine influence In his gen eration, and they commonly phrased their faith in terms of miraculous birth. ' So Pythugoras was called virgin-born, ' and Plato, and Augustus Cffisar, nnd ' many "ftrore. Knowing this, there are ' within the evangelical churches large groups of people whose opinion about our Lord's coming would run as fol lows: Those tlrst disciples adored Jesus?as we do; when they thought about His coming they were sure He came specially from God?as we are: this adoration and conviction they asso ! elated with God's special Influence and intervention In his birth?as we do ; but they phrased It in terms of a biological miracle that our modern minds cannot use. So, far from thinking thai they have given up anything vital in tho New Testament's attitude toward Jesus, these Christians remember that the two men who contributed most to the Church's thought of the divine meaning of the Christ were Paul and John, who never even distantly allude to the virgin I birth." j Here, then, we have Dr. Fosdick's rather labored argument, given to dls ! credit the trustworthiness of the Scrip ture accounts of the virgin birth of Christ. You have noticed In his state ment these words: "The two men who contributed most to the Church's thought of the divine meaning, of the Christ were Paul and John, who never even distantly allude to the virgin birth." We shall examine this with some of his other statements and see whether they are true. You also noted how he said that. "According to the records of their faiths, Buadha and Zoroaster, and others, wero all supernaturally born," by which Dr. Fosdlck means to atflrm they were virgin-born. We now ask : Arc these statements true? The virgin birth of Christ Is placed on a level with the births of Buddha. Zoroaster, Plato, Augustus Csesar, and others, the implication being that faith In the alleged virgin births of these pagans Is as Justifiable as faith In the virgin birth of Christ. This, then. Is the meaning of this preacher's words, and they are not susceptible of any j other interpretation. BUDDHA. What arc the facts? Shall we accept Dr. Fosrilck's words as true and reject the New Testament records as spurious regarding the supernatural conception of our Uord and Saviour Jesus Christ? As to Buddha: Dr. Fondlek says that | Buddha was claimed to be virgin-born. I have read a book entitled "The Mes sage of Buddha," by a noted authority. ' Subharda Bhlkkhu, and edited by J. Ii Kllam, who is the general secretary of the Buddhist Society of Great Britain J and Ireland, In which the author makes no claim for Buddha as being vtrgin born. If there were any such tradition Ip any of the nncient writings concern ing Buddha this author would not have failed to refer to It. I have also con sulted the writings of Max Muller, who Is recognised as the greatest Western authority on all matters pertaining to Oriental religions, and lie too Is silent regarding any such claim as having been made by the ancient Buddhists Dr. Orr says that in none of the ancient Buddhist writing for 200 or .100 years after his birth has anything been found to claim him as vlrgln-born. I'rof. K. j L. (Joonasakara of India says : "That there Is not a syllable of truth In Dr. Foadlck's claim for Buddha as being vlrgln-born; that no ancient Buddhist writer of note has made any such claim ; that this has been said of Buddha chiefly by modem Buddhists ami Western rationalists who are laboring to rid the Christian people of belief In 1 the supernatural and miraculous In the Bible." Maurice Mneterlinck, the well known Belgian writer, In bis book entitled : "The Oreat Secret," In which he treat* of Oriental religions, lays no claim to Buddha as being vlrgln-born. Kohcrt K. Speer confirms the above witnesses. He says: "The stories of the life of Buddha In j j the Buddhist Scriptures which resemble j at all the stories in the (Josjiels. rcsem | ble them In the same way In which me- j dlevnl legends resemble them. and. more- | I over, they arose long sfter Buddha's | death ("The Lilglit of the World," p. 84.)" ZOROA8TUR. As to Zoroaster, Maeterlinck says; "The doubtful Incarnations of the Hermes, the Mantis and the Zoroasters cannot be historically verified (p. 89)." by which he means to affirm that such clttlms have not come down to us from asy of the most ancient writing con cerning these men. Maeterlinck reminds his readers that the peoples of various countries "are familiar with the old myth of the child born of a virgin and that the first Jesuit missionary to China discovered that the miraculous birth of Christ had been anticipated by Huf-Ke, who lived 3468 before Jesus (p. 68)." Thus we see there was a myth story of the incarnation of Dlety in our hu manity, which came down from age to age, and,which the authorities tell us probably originated in India, though no one ventures to affirm just when or where It had its origin. It is purely an unverified myth. A CHALLENGE. From these facts, I think it is quite apparent that Dr. Fosdick's claim for Buddha and Zoroaster, as being virgin born, cannot be substantiated as fact from any known reliable source or au thority, and I CHALLENGE HIM TO PROVE THE CONTRART PROM "THE RECORDS OP Their Faith." He says: "according to the records of their faith, these," and others which he named, "were supernaturally born" ; but he submitted no references. Why? Because there are no such original rec ords. We may well raise the query: Can a preacher and teacher who will make such a misleading statement, and put it in print, and send it broadcast over tho land for the purpose of win ning others to his views, and thus de stroying faith in the deity of Christ, be trusted when he speaks on other mat ters which deal vitally with the Chris tian religion? This inferential argument to disprove the virgin birth of our Lord was made on the basis of the old myth stories and fables, and we must ask : Is this fair treatment of so great a matter? Is it honest to use these myth stories as an argument against the New Testa ment records in order to refute or un dermine them and thus destroy the uni versal faith of Christians in the Virgin Birth of Christ? Furthermore, had any of the ancients euloglz'ed their national leaders, Augus tus Csesar and others, as being virgin born, this cannot be fairly used as an argument against the Virgin Birth of Christ, for there had never been dis covered proof in the lives of those an cient leaders in the Roman Empire to convince any sane person that they were vlrgln-born. History shows that the in telligent peoples of those times did not themselves accept these stories as true. But th? case is entirely different with Christ, as we shall show. The question regarding these Incarnations of pagan deities in men will lie looked Into more fully a little later. WHAT PAUL AND JOHN REALLY SAID: We shall mow examine the statement of Dr. Fosdick regarding the teachings of Paul and .John. In order to Justify his own disbelief in the Virgin Birth of our Blessed Lord and Savior he says : "Knowing this (referring to what he has stated regarding Buddha, Zoroaster and others as being virgin born) there are within tlie Christian churches large groups of peoples whose opinion about our Lord's coming would run as follows: ; Those first diwlples adored Jesus?as | we do; when they thought about his ' coil ing they were cure that He eame ' eui oclally from GOd?as we are; this adoration and conviction they associated ! with God's special influence and inten [ tion in His birth?as we do; but they ' phrased it in terms of a biological mira | c!e that our modern minds cannot use. So far from thinking that they have given up anything vital in the New Tes tament's attitude toward Jesus, these Christians remember that the two men who contributed most to the Church's thought of the divine meaning ot the Christ were Paul and John, who never even distantly allude to the Virgin Birth." . This on the surface would appear to . bo a formidable indictment. But we shall see that, when closely examined, and taken to pieces, it Is a lxx>ni> rang upon the head of the objector. This is what Dr. Orr says : "It is true that Matthew and Luke give us u full record of ttie Virgin Birth. Bui has ar.y one the right to assume that Paul and John knew nothing about It because their writings contain no specific reference to It? [Dr. Foedtok evidently so assumes ] Who knew of It to begin with? Joseph and Mary, of course, alone knew the facts fully and intimately. They alone could give au thentic and complete narratives regard ing them such as we possess, But can we stop here? There was at least one other that knew of the facts In some degree?I mean Mary's kinswoman. Fllzabeth, the mother of John the Bap tist. .Shortly after the angel's announce ment to herself, Mary paid Klizubeth a visit to the hill country of Judea and Kllzabeth In an exces- of inspira tion 'filled with the Holy Ghost' greeted Mary as the blessed among women and mother of her Lord. She went on : 'Blessed Is she that believed for tiler, shall be a fulfillment Of the things which have been spoken to her of the Lord.' Mary, moved by like Inspiration, re sponded In the hymn wo call the Mag nificat. Here then, we have one person who certainly did know that Mary was by divine power to be the mother of the Christ." (Orr.?"The Virgin Birth"? pp. 92. 93). This gr^at authority further states: "The shepherds who visited the new born Savior knew nothing of his miracu lous birth ; but they had a knowledge that the child horn was Christ the Ixird, and that extraordinary signs accom panied the birth. (And they praised God ) Further still, Simeon and Annn. at the presentation of Jesus In the tem ple at Jerusalem, knew how the babe born was ttiei Lord's Christ . . . set for tfie falling and rising again of many in Israe'. (Luke 2:20.) For various good reasons the miraculous conception was a matter that Mary and Joseph could not talk nlxiut openly to their friends. Dellcaey forbade It." But as w have seen, God revealed It to others of His saints, and the glorious news became the common possession of all the disciples. Indeed. It Is the Holy Spirit only who can show us the truth of this sacred mystery. Dr. Fosdlck's argument from the silence of John and Paul Is really no argument at all. But to rorne direct to Dr. Fosdlck's argument from the alleged silence of Paul and John. Silence can neither af firm or deny. Matthew and Luke ar, two good witnesses and any court would hanc a preacher op the testimony of two witnesses. Why then argue against these two witnesses from the silence of Paul and John? Take John: what does he really say? "The Word became flesh." (John 1. 14.) How it became flesh he does not tell. "l>o not his words assume an excep tional mode of birth? Are they not pre sumptive evidence of What the other gospel writers so plainly reveal? it would be as reasonable to argue that John'a words meant to deny that Jesus was ever born at all as that he meant to deny that His birth was such as Luke and Matthew deacrlbe. , . John had the gospel of Matthew and Luke In KKI.1UIOIM >OTICKM his hand when he wrote hie Gospel, at a time when the Virgin Birth was al ready a general article of belief in the Church. Doubtless John knew of the Virgin Birth. Does he repudiate it? No. Does he contradict it? No. Does he cor rect it? No. Then wc have a right to ] believe that he accepted it. Such a story, if untrue, would have been a slur on Mary's good name, and John, who was | commissioned by Jesus to care for his mother, would have resented the sland er." (O j..) PURPOSE OF JOHN'S GOSPEL. But the purpose John had in mind In writing his gospel throws light 011 this whole matter. The supremo heresy to John was the denial that "Jesus Christ had come in the flesh," and his mar velous bock is a lefutation of that heresy. With one stroke of his pen he begins with the divinity of Christ, "In the beginning was the Word," and the unity of Christ the eternal Son with the Father, "and the Word was with God." and the diety of the Son, "and the Word was God." Then he proceeds to show throughout tils Gospel the glory, author ity and power of the eternal Son of God. The whole book assumes a mirac ulous birth. Now a word as to Dr. Fosdlck's ref erence to the alleged silence of Paul. I think It will be seen that this, the great est of the Apostles, believed and taught the supernatural origin of the Son of God in our humanity. PURPOSE OF PAUL'S EPISTLE. What was Paul's main purpose in writing his epistles to the churches, whose members believed In the super natural birth of Jesus? His purpose was not so much to recall the incidents in Christ's life (that had already been | done by the other writers). Incidents with which he and the Christians were familiar. His great purpose centers in tho fact of Christ's atoning death and resurrection. These were his great, com pelling themes. Paul, who knew of the virgin birth, saw clearly that its great est defense was found in the death and resurrection of Christ; In short, in the pet son and work of Christ. To Paul "the Incarnation rested on Its own evi dence as seen In Christ's matchless | character, and as attested by the resur rection. On these facts therefore Paul builds, and not on so essentially private | and delicate a nature as the Virgin Birth. Did Paul know about the birth from a virgin? Of course he did, for Luke, who narrates It In his Gospel, was the travelling companion of Paul, and | everything Luke knefv of this matter j Paul knew." (Orr.) Paul speaks of "God sending his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and as an offering for sin condemned sin in the flesh." And, "He emptied himself, tak ing the form of a servant, becoming in the likeness of men." These words pre suppose a supernatural birth. Note them: God "sends" His Son: Christ "empties" himself, "taking the form of a servant," Is "made," or "becomes" "In the likeness of men." The thought Is: The Son of God voluntarily enters our nature, yet there is a clear distinction between His Deity and humanity here suggested. He is one of us yet not of us. Paul's thought here could be put in Luke's phrase, "that holy thing that sha'l be born," because Go?l is In His origin. Or note Paul's remarkable passage: Gal. 4 :4. "God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law." I am sure that, from all these passages. Dr. Fosdick is quite in error In saying that Paul did not even "distantly al lude" to the Virgin Birth or incarnation of the Son of God, and that he cannot fairly use what he terms the silence of | Paul and John to disapprove that great miracle. OLD TESTAMENT MESSIANIC PRE DICTIONS. We can only discuss briefly the mes sianic predictions as found in the Old Testament. Suffice it to say that these are numerous alHl set forth the fact of our Lord's advent and work of re demption. Tire first prophecy found in Genesis; 3:15. Tho seed of the woman "shall bruise" the serpent's head, not the seed of the man. And in Isaiah: "Behold u, virgin shall conceive and I hri g forth a son, and shall call his i name Im.uanue'.," (Isa. 7:14). And I again, "For unto us a child is born. | unto us a son is given : and the govern I ment shall he upon his shoulder, and j his name shall be called Wonderful. I Counsellor, the mighty God. tile Ever lasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of j the Increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. . . . The zeal of the Lord of hosts will per form this." ( isa. 9:6-7.) Even the place of his birth was foretold. "Bu. thou, Bethlehem, Ephratah, though thou he little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He com? forth unto me. who is to be rub r in Israel: whose goings forth have be< n from of obi, from everlasting." (Mich. 5:2.) And tin re markable description of t'hrlst as given in the 53rd Ch. of Isaiah, in which lie is presented ns th suffering servant of Jehovah, bearing and carrying away by j his own stripes and death tlie sins of humanity, and numerous other striking 1 prophecies, all of which were fulfilled in Jrsus Christ. WITNESS OF THE EARLY CHURCW. Tlmo also fails me to discuss fully the j witness of the- early Church. I would remind you that the whole Church, with the exception of one or two Mhismattc ! s.'< ts. the Ebonltoa, who were npoMate ; Jewish Christians, and the Cl'iostics. ; both of whom later became practically extinct, all bore witness?yes, thousands ; of them bore witness, even unto death - ] to our Saviour's miraculous birth aid resurrection. "And the early Church not simply be lieved it but stated It ;is a doctrinal fact i of the highest importance by tile accept- \ ance of which a genuine Christianity is , distinguished from a spurious. The Apostles' Creed, which dates back to the 1 fir-d century, affirms it. So nays Har- 1 nack, Zahn and Kattcnhusch. There w< find the article: Who was born of the Holy tlhost and the Virgin Mary Ireneus writes In l'.'i A. I>. : The Church, though dispersed throughout the whole world . . . hss received from tin Ai?ostl-s and their disciple* this faith She believes In one Cod. the Father Al mighty, Maker of heaven and earth and in One Jtsu* Christ, th Son of God, who became Incarnate foi our salvation, and In the Holy Spirit, j who proclaimed through the prophets ond dispensations of 'loci, and the nd vent and the birth from a Virgin, ami the pnssion nnd the resurrection from the dead,'' etc (Iren. I, 10; cf. 111., 4;, IV., 36.) (Orr. > One of the earliest writers is Ignatius j (about 100 A. I? > He speaks of the Idrtli from a virgin as one of "the thro mysteries of renown, wroucht In the silence of (joi Stop your cars, he says to the Tralllar.s. when any one speaks to you nt variance with Jesus Christ, who was descended from David and also of Mary, and again to the Kpheslans he snye: 'For our tlml. Jesus Christ, was. according to the appoint ment of Cod, conceived In the womb of Maty, of the seed of David, hut of the Holy Ghost.' '? These words show that this faith was accepted by the whole Church In the first century. Ignatius gives good ad vice for the churches to-day when they hpar an attack upon this truth from the 1 pulpit. Doubtless if the members of the churches were as well Informed regard ing this great matter as Were the Chris- i tiers In Ignatius' time, they Would re fute not only t" support with their gifts ' such a ministry, they would vacate the edifices when they hear sttch sermons tellverod and leave tho lecturers to preach them to empty walls and their own exaggerated eg<>. Church people should lock their sacred places against preachers who would attempt to snatch, tho crown of Dlety from the brow of the I Son of God. KKMGIOI A NOTICES EXAMINATION OF PAGAN MYTHS. I Now I ask you to return with me anil j note some further facts regarding the old pagan myths which Dr. Fosdick uses ] to belittle the Virgin Birth of Christ, and note the dissimilarity between these ancient myth stories and the New Testa ment records of our Lord's birth as found In Matthew and Luke. This is a very Important part of our discussion. For years the critics of the Virgin Birth have been laboring to prove mat theae myths and fables constitute the real background and foundation for the Christian doctrine of the Incarnation. You saw hoiy Dr. Fosdick classed them all as on a common level. What then are the facts as to these myths and fables? Our opponent labors to convince the | Christian people that the powerful im pression made by Jesus upon the disci ples led them to worship Him and accept | Him as Son of God and Messiah from heaven, and that He would return on | the clouds ; aAd so he argues that the pagan myths furnished to them an illus tration of our Lord's mode of coming into this world. In other words, the I story of the Virgin Birth Is simply their poetic description of the greatness of Jesus. Well, let us see if this is true. What were these pagan myths? Dr. Fosdick says: "Pythagoras, Plato and Augustus Caesar and others were called virgin-1 born." The pagans believed that the gods j could come to earth and become incur nate -n men. Their conceptions as to this are perhaps the most base and re volting thing we find in literature, an cient or modern. A pagan god comes to a pure family and takes the wife, or sister, or daughter, the one which best suits his desires, and for the time being makes her his wife, and then the off spring is a superman, a very great per son, a god-man, a hero. So debasing are these myths that in one case we find that a god, Zeus by name, tells how he had relations with a maiden by trans forming himself first into the form of a serpent. Soltau, the great authority, tells us that Alexander testified that he "was begotten of a serpent cohabitatlng with his mother, that he was not the bodily son of Philip." And Soltau also tells us that the Em peror Augustus "was careful that the fable should be widely diffused to the effect that his mother was once, while asleep In the temple of Apollo, visited by the god in the form of a serpent, and that in the tenth month afterwards he himself was born. . . . The Emperor did every thing In his power to spread the belief that Apoilo was his father." But in these ridiculous stories there is no suggestion that Alexander's mother or Augustus's mother was a virgin. In fact, no ancient pagan writers claimed j virgin birth for any one of their heroes. They did claim that their heroes, us Al-1 exander, Caesar and others, were sons ot i (he gods, but for them there was made I no claim of virgin birth. This is the fact regarding these revolting mytlis j which Dr. Fosdick places on an equality with the virgin birth of our Divine Lord, and 1 CliALLKNQB HIM TO DISrROVK IT. It should be said that such stories are J the merest buffoonery, and the wisest : and best people in the ancient pagan nations did not believe them. Who, ex cept a politician, who sought to win the adoration of the people, would say that ills father was a god In the shape of a serpent, or ox, or bird, or lover? That would be as absurd as the present day claim of the school of rationalists, to which Dr. Fosdick belongs, that wc are j the offspring of monkeys, apes and lizards. Tortullian, the church father, who was familiar with ticsc pagan myths, in addressing himself to the pagans, says: "God's own Son was born?but not so born as to make Htm ashamed of the name of Son, or of His paternal origin. It was not his lot to have as His father a (- <1 In the shape of a creature, or ox, or bird, or lover, for his vile end trans ! forming himself Into the gold of Danaus. j These are your divinities upon whom , th<so base deeds of Jupiter were done." You ee ? thu? ihis great Church father t was showing these pagans that there was no ground of comparison between their revolting myths and the Gospel records of the Virgin Birth of Christ. Yet Dr. Fosdick places them on an equality. Dr. Gore, the famous scholar, aseerts : "None of the pagan writers cited re fers to Plato as born of a virgin." And Dr. Orr, ?is already shown, af firms that no pagan writer of any note for at least 200 or 300 years ever claimed that Buddha was virgin-born. 1 have never read a piece of literature, of the same com parti, as Dr. Fosdick'a ser mon. in which I have found so many misleading statements. Surely his decep tion was not intentional. It should be observed that even some of t'.ic most noted of the extreme t rules, like Dr. Cheyno and Gunk oh have given up this explanation regarding the origin Of the alleged Virgin Hlith of our Lord, as taui-ht by Dr. Fosdick, though all the school of rationalists reject the Virgin Birth of Christ. And I would again stress the fact that the decent and most Intelligent people Tn Greece and Rome wore ashamed of those myth stories and repudiated them. "Plato would have banish d these stories from his republic. They were, as Tertuillan tells us. the subjects of public ridicule. It Is a strange Imagination that can suppose that these foul tales could be taken over by the Church, and In the short space before the writing of our Gospels, become the insplraton of the beautiful and chaste narratives of Mat hew and Luke." t Orr.) t Thus we have seen ,,i ? groundlessness of Dr. Kosdlck's ar .ument to tlispr v> I the Virgin Birth of Chris.. Vli. FOSDfCK'S ".NEW KNOWLEDGE" Now, my friends, we slioul'l know that this modern apostasy is really not mod '?rn. that there Is nothing new in this; treacherous attai k upon the divine honor and deity of our Lord, for it Is as oh. as the Church. Dr. l-'osdlck. in his wr n in, would have j ou believe that ills j teaching Is based on "new- knnwh dtp tegardlr.g the "unlvers ? and Its origin." and the life of Christ, unknown to the scholars In ages past. Hut he ha- noi given us any facts to prove thbt he Is in possession of any "new knowledge." IP pits lh' rationalists over agai. st the orthodox ptiplc nnd labors to convince the Christians everywhere that th lat ter are "static," "mechanical," "roac tlonary," "medieval" In tin lr thinking regarding the Bible and lamentably Ig- i norant as to the real Christ. Has he any "new knowledge'' as to the "origin of the universe" aside from the two speculative hypotheses, the planetary and nebular ! i I CHAI.I.KNOK him TO st/HMtT IT. As a matter of fact the universe Is as much 1 a mystery to-day as It was in the long ago Only as we accept Kevelatlon. as given In the Bible, do we know anything ubout this great matter. But this man Inn rejected Kevelatlon as given In the Bible, eonsrquently. to get I.is sp?> ulatlors and denials of God's Word across he indulges In loud round ing words whh li deceive only the Ig norant. lONATUd GIVES A CHARACTER SKETCH. Ignatius, the Church father, who lived about IjO to 150 A. D., accurately de scribes the rationalists: He says to the Trnlltans: "I therefore, >? t not t, but the love of Jeans Christ, intreat you that ye all speak the same thing, and that there bt no division- among > on ; but that ye be perfectly joined together In the same mind, and In the same Judgment, fist Cor. 1 :10.) Kor there an- some vain 'alkers and deeelvers, not Chrlatlans. but Christ betrayers, bearing about the name of Christ In deceit, and, 'corrupt- I Ing the word" (1. Cor. 1 :10) of the I KRI.IGIOOi NOTHKS Gospel. while they Intermix the poison of their deceit with their persuasive talk, as if they mingled teonite with sweet wine, that so he who drinks, being deceived in his taste by the very sweet ness of the draught, may incautiously meet with Ills death. One of the an cients gives us this advances Let no man be called good, who mixes good with evil ! For they speak of Christ not that they may preach Christ but that they may reject Christ. . . . They aiso calumniate his being born of a Virgin ; they are ashamed of his Cross ; they deny his Passion: and they do not believe his Resurrection. . . . They suppose Christ to be unbegotten. . . . Home of them say that Christ in a mere man, and thut the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are but the same 1 person, and that the creation is the work | of God, not by Christ, but by some other : power." (Epistle of Ignatius to the, Trallians, Ch. VI.) One would Imagine that this char acter sketch was made in our present age by a keen disgusted university or seminary student or member of a church where modernism is taught, so accurately does Ignatius describe our , modern Arlans. JEKYLL AND HYDE THEOLOGIAN'S., I think I have given you a revelation ' ot the Jekyll and Hyde type of character I in the realm of modern religion. It is not possible, as a psychological ex-I planalion, that the honored mothers of < our rationalists read Jekyll and Hyde i during the days of their maternity and ! thus produced those uouble characteis, ! those apparent saints, yet porverters of the truth. No, that U not the explana tion. It is rather found In the char acter of the training our young men receive In many of our colleges and theological seminaries. I knew tiie teacher, the late Dr. W. N. Clarke, who shaped the thinking of Dr. Fosdick. 1 studied theology for three years under Dr. Clarke, in the same seminary where Dr. Fosdick wa-s a student, and, for tunately, I knew my Bible sufficiently before I knew Clarke to be qualilled to i discern rationalism when I met it. The fountain heads of our present-day tuu- j cation?the college and seminar)?con- j stitute our problem. You ought to know that these modern ists can talk unctuously about the meek and lowly Jesus, the love of God. human brotherhood, the glory of character, and all that. Similarity Ingersoll was wont to eulogize character while he would cut its tap-root. They have Imbibed the ethical spirit of Christianity, and while they continually handle "the Word of God deceitfully," yet they veneer their false teaching by til? use of our Christian terms, which they have stolen, aixl in which they have put a new content, so that they almost "deceive the very elect." Dr. Fosdick lias even gone so far as to call the fundamental truths of our holy religion as the Vir gin Birth, the Atonement, the Resur rection, etc., only the "dead-line around the Christian Church." A COMMON CANARD EXPOSED. Dr. Fosdick declares that the scholar ship of the world is on the side of the rationalists, and that those who hold their views are ajt devout and noble in Christian character as are the evan gelical hosts who constitute ninety per cent, of the Christian people. In fact, he inbors to give the impression that unless you agree with the rationalists i you will become an intellectual fossil, guilty of crucifying your highest intelli gence. Such statements do not merit a denial. With his sermon sent out to the pas- ] tors, someone had the audacity, presum- I ably its author, to have a slip enclosed, signed by another, in which the claim Is made that Dr. Fosdlck is preaching to the largest congregation in New York, thus giving the impr?wsion that the peo ple have gone over to his views; but hi forgot to tell the public that he is pleaching to a congregation composed of three churches, which united In the Old First Church, 1n which edifice only about l.fiOO persons can he accommo dated. He did not state on tills slip that when he preached in the Town Hall in this city, after being widely ad vertised by the Church Federation, lie succeeded in gathering about 300 per sons. W'e make no boast of this; but here in Tent Evangel we arc preach ing to as many pi rsons as could be ac commodated twice over In the First Presbyterian Church, and wc have been repeating this for twenty years, though I had no Intention of parading this fact all over America. True Christians de test such an exhibition of ego. Min isters who truly preach Christ do not re sort to sucn misleading exhibitions of th? flesh, and 1 must apologise for even making mention of such .1 matter 011 this piatforrn. Rut let us examine inop closely th? char.te that wo are the 1 nomies of scieti -e and learning. When. I11 the modern world did the greatest revival of learning begin? Was it not with the Protestant Reformation in Kurope'^And who were the leaders in tills movetWnt? Were they not Orthodox Christians whose teachings Dr. Fosdick has repu diated? Hut the children of those re formers, who make up ninety-five per cert, of Protestantism to-dav. Dr. Fos dick would class with the Roman Cath olic Hleruehy that excommunicated Gatlleo for declaring that th<- earth is round. H >w puerile is such an utter ance. 1 w ill h ave yen t > Judge. Hav< wc nor inherited our modern political and religious freedom largely from the evangelical people who constitute Ortho dox Christianity? Were not Savonarola and Luther and Hiiss and Knox and Latimer and Cranmer and Zwlngli and Crotr.ivril nml Wesley and Oladston and Ro'.r,- Williams' and the Pilgrims and Puritans, and most of the fathers of the American Revolution, and the ortho dox churches that led In the emancipa tion of the slaves, and millions beside, who suffered and bled and died for tin world's political and spiritual freedom, till Orthodox Protestants.' Dr. Posdiok knows they were, yet he throws it into our face that Evangelical Prot slantism Is an apostle of ignorance and "re action." THE CONTOUR"TtoN n RATION ALISTS. Whit contribution have the anti Cm istian teachers made to our store of knowledge? They have given us Spl noss.'i. who was the father of modern ? 1 oneirism; they have given us Tom I Paine, tlie Infidel, who was the Amer ican pioneer In d'Structlve criticism of j the Itible . they have givi n us Well hi.usen. who created tli system thai ; has poisoned our modern r el I glow 1 lu- j cation; thev have given us Dr. Parker 1 thi father of American i'nitarlanlsm, a system of denial of the Holy Scriptures that disrupted and corrupted Congrega tionalism In New England and turned most "f her educational institutions over to rationalism ; they have given us our present-day Prion Seminary, that lias h"en ,ib owned by the General Assem bly . they have corrupted many of our modem universities in which God's Word is derided ; they have given us our religious exploiters of labor who are striving to subject our churches and educational Institutions to the cdntrol of a gigantic financial oligarchy, all of which ha\ e brought upon Christ's Church, by their subtle denials of His miraculous birth, atonement, rasutTec tlnn and coming again, the greatest - problem the Church has ever had b mi- ? counter; they have given us tneli beastly, lying, degrading and damning doctrlt.e of Darwinian evolution, thai ( man has descended fro.n fi*h. llsarde, ( apes and monkeys ; they have turned out j Church cdlflees Into places of amus'inent and our pulpits over to Christ r. Jert.irs, ' dealers In social platitudes; (hey have divided the churches Into winding camps. 1 thus forcing us into a struggle to save I Christianity, not from tlte did Infidelity | outside but from the mure dangerous In fidelity now Inside thd Church of Qod And the rationalists have also given us KKUOWI ? NOTI( KS the philosophy of Marxian, economic evolution and revolution, which has borne fruit in the modern political an ardt'st, the communist, the boishevist that has prostrated and strangled Rus sia to her political death; they have produced our political criminals that would wreck our trains, burn our fac tories. murder our peaceful cltiMM. turn our country that protects them Into alh. harnel house of death, and replace the stars and stripes, the emblem of L; liberty and Just-ice, with the dyed-ln-hell red rag of an army of tU-nrta Incarnate. 1 Hist Is what Dr. Fosdlck's school of j rationalism, evolution, and a subtle de- j nial of the fundamental truths of the Bible has contribute d to our modern ci\ ilixation. Is It true that Orthodox Christianity 5 ?s the enemy of progress, "new knowl- ! edge," education? X repudiate the j charge! Allow nie to submit to yoo a 1 list of names, furnished by a noted I si'hoi a r. names tJiat are unparalleled in ] the annuls of fame, all of whom were I advocates of Orthodox Christianity. "First: Among lawyers and states men iccustomj.l to weigh evidence ami who Ucllcvcd in the Son of God, his vir gin birth and redeeming death: Grotius. , Bacon, Sir Mathew Hale, Cromwell, Blackatone, John Selden, Sir William & Jones, Lord Lyttleton, Gladstone, John <t Bright, Earl Cairns, George Worbing- ? ton, Chief Justice Marshall, Chancellor Kent. Judge Story, Chief Justice I'at - ; sous, Grc.nleaf, Clay, Webster, Seward, : Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roos< - ? volt, "Second: Antong scientists who have believed In the virgin birth and re? i, deeming death of Christ: Sir Isaac Sew- I ton, Leibnitz, Sir John Herschell, Lin - j neus, Kepler, Pascal. Davy, Faraday, Cuvler, Boyle; Doctors Harvey. Syden ham, Bcerhauve. Rush, Simpson. Lionel Brale and Howard Kelly; the Duke of Argyll, David Brewster, Prof. Dana. Prof. Hitchcock, Prof. Mitchell. ITof. Romanes, Prof. G. Frederick Wright, Hugh Miller Prof. Guyot, Louis Paafeui, Kelvin. Sir William Dawson and 617 n.embers of the British Scientific So ciety, whose paper Is in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. "Literature, spending Itself largely in the realms of the imaginative faculty, j and philosophy, losing itself in the laby- ft rlnth of its tangled empty reasonings. J. end scholastic dialect, ever remaining in .? its own blind alleys, refuse to be bound jjf to historical evidence, and know little f ot nothing of the training of exact mathematics, and yet Spenser, Shake- j spcare, Milton. Addison, Samuel John- ?' son and Coleridge, all believed in the Bible ; and last but not least Sir Walter j Scott said: 'Christ is the Archetype of I both the Bible and Nature.' On his deathbed he said : 'Bring me the Book.' 'What Book?' inquired his p'.iysictan. J 'There Is but one Book,' was the reply 1 ? >f that Immortal. But Dr. Fosditk J would have you believe that orthodox 1 Christianity is the foe of science, of edu- j cation, knowledge, of modern culture. "John Locke spent the last fourteen J years of his life reading only the Bible. < Hegel's philosophy lias spread pant lie- .? ism into higher criticism In Bible etudy. I nitarianlsm in religion, Reformed ; Judaism in Israel, Evolution In Science, and Marxian Socialism and Bolshevism in the world's social life. Hegel was the follower of Spinoza, the follower of the Greek philosophers, the followers of j the Spiritualism of the magicians of ' Egypt and Babylon. And yet Hegel on j his deathbed would allow only the Bible tl to be rend to him. And Huxley re quested that t'hrist's resurrection chap- ' ter (I. Cor. 15) be. read at his grave." The highest and final reaclt of man's fallen mind is, God must be. It can aot reach further. But this leaves man lost and God unknown. But the pri i mary message of God's Word Is "I Am.'' ! which brings God's personality and presence to us, with its light, life and love. This is God's adjustment to our spiritual, mental, moral, physical, tem [ poral and eternal need. Jesus Christ 1 says: "I am come that they might have life, ? , and that they might have lt^< : abundantly. I am the way, the ' 1 and the life. I give unto th-m et? 1 life; and they shall never peril 1 neither shall any one pluck them out. J ; of my hand. 1 am the resurrection and1?'! the life ; lie that b'-lleveth In me. though he were dead, yet shall he llva And whosoever liveth ar.d believeth In me shall never die." Al.E NOT SUCH WORD8 AS THESE A Quel to the vutaiN birtii? Who Is thlg Christ whom the rat torn allsts reject, from whose thoni-pierced brow they would wrench the crown of Deity? Who is he? He Is the Author of the Book that declares Him to be the , unique Son of God t>y the resurrection ' from the dead, the Incarnate Son, as ! predicted by prophets; declared by Him- J self, |>y His dls. iphs, by trustworthy t historical records, by the Holy Spirit, j by the presence of Jews among Gentile nations, by the BJble among the various peoples and tribes In over 100 languages, |] ny the gifts of spiritual and eternal Ule. ms a matter of experience and or oof. ' by His offer of eternal life to all who will take it, among all classes, ages and nations, by His salvation which meets the universal consciousness of sin add need, by His atonement which proclaims God's rlghteousti'-ss and reveals His * love a ml grace for sinful men, by Ills 4 promise of the resurrection and com plete salvation for body, soul and spirit. Can. the one who denies the Virgin *! B'rth believe any of these truths about > Jesus Christ? No! Can he aee the messianic. prophetic, scientific and moral unity and glory of Christ and Hl? truth? No! Can he see that Christ ?? the Huprem,- Theme. Perfect Example, Final Wltmss. Channel of Ldfc\ and Blessing. Executor of Judgments. Vol filler of Covenants; the only Hope of%he eorid? No! Via J Ah, no. my f-lends! Destroy 1st truth, which i.s the secret of all that 1 noblest In our clvillaatMM, and you vcir* th face of God. shut out the Sun of hope and comfort from the life of Man. ard our sorrowing and suffering worl I will again return to savagery. But'! thank God. "the Eight has come." "Tha pcop|e that sat 1" darkness saw a great Eight, and to them that rat In the re gion and shadow of death Eight Is sprung up." (Matt. 4:11). The Im mortal Tinnyson hail the vision of the Christ Incarnate whin he wrote: "Strong Son of God, Immortal Love, Though We who have not even Thy facet H> f( Ittl and faith alone embrace, Belles lng where we cannot prove." Go I b' prais' il. the Incarnation Is a fact! W'ist glory, fellowship, Joy -tid peace for men! We have found th?> Fath*r! "He that hath seen Me hatli seen the Esther," said Jesus Christ. B - cause "the Word became flesh" In the womb of the Holy Virgin, we < an now anchor our faith to His cov- ^ ? mint which IB- sealed hv His own prec'ous blood and attested by His res urrection. that "He shall appear yet again the second time apart from sin unt" salvation." Therefore, lift up yonv head*. O saints of God, and shout aloud with the song of triumph: "All hail the power of Jesus' name, Eet angel' prostrate fall, Bring forth the royal diadem ( And crown Him T.ord of all." Copyright. by tl. W. Mcl'hersen .Mi flights Reserved Dr. McPherson 1* the author of the following books : "The Crisis In Church and College" (Cloth), SO.000 copies. "The Modern Conflict Over the Bible" (Cloth), SO.000 copies. "Socialism and Modern ncllgion" (paper), 25.000 copies. 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