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VOL Xl NO 17. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. BAS ORDAY APRIL 7, 1894. PRICE, FIVE CENTS
WHAT IS SERVED
ITS HEADERS.
THIS WEEK.
WBO Gilli FORGIVE SIN?
REV* LEWIS
RESPONDS.
i \ n Px lin ust ive A ns 1 ysis
of the Doctrine ot the Catho?
lic (li u rr h.
Martini Law Declared in
South Carolina, dov. Till?
man Assumes Extraordina?
ry Powers in 1 lie Palmetto
State.
Isaac Jenkins' ('ondition?
A Vivid Present at ion ot the
Iiruta!ity to Which Ile has
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7 avior Recorder of Deeds.
I he President's Veto.
1 *ost mn ster( Tullinga Wi > rt h
Ignores the Civil Service
Law.
Crisp Editorial Briefs.
lite Rambler Sjienks?
(luirelies. Politics and R;ice
Prejudice.
A Letter irom Africa-Ad?
vice irom the Dark Conti'
Wilt .
Interesting Correspondence*
Personals & Briefs.
-Minn Martua Brown ot NsB York
called to see un.
-1; you can secure live yearly sub
Mribsrs, you are Mire of obtaining a
prize.
-Rev. Mr. Needham BBS bsSS e>n
duetiug revival SffStSal at the First
Bsptiat Church during the pant a?SSI
with marked success.
It is very poor ecouomy to endeavor
to relieve a sold bv negltctiug it. when a
bott ls of Dr. Hull's Cough Syrup will
cure it at once.
-We are induing tickets to reliable
persons. Those a ho have not BtOSIsd
them can do so. All who seli 20 will se?
cure a prise.
-Mr. Amos .1. Hood of Lenoir, N C..
hus been ill for several weeks. He is
attraeked with hemorrhage of the
junga. We hope he may speedily recover.
Ladies' Association
A grand entertainment was given last
Monday night at Nov Odd Fallows Hall
by the Ladies Association of llenrico
Lodge, No. 1994, the occasion being the
third anniversary.
A large number were present. Many
enjoyed themselves by engaging iu the
dance, and as their forms were gracefully
moving trom one portion of the hall to
the other tha throng gaz d on in admir?
ation.
The supper waa all that the heart
could wish and many were the congratu?
lations bestowed upon the management.
The officers are Mrs. Wm. R. Wilson,
president; Mrs. W. 1 Johnson, vice
president ; Mrs. Junius It. Smith, treas
urer ; Mrs. M. E. Tyler, sssrsttsrj.
l>o Yon Know Them i
Lakh Scott Co., U
To whom this may concern :
1 an inquiring for my long lost peo
nie whom 1 left in Richmond, Va., before
the war. My father was named Gilbert
My mother was named Leah Miles, on.
sister was named Mary Anu Miles, om
was named I^evy Mihs. The name o
my brother I have forgotten. My nam
was Clarissa Miles but my name now i
Annie 1'owe. Please direst your letter
to Mrs. Annie Powe,
in care of R' v. C. W. Ivy, pastor,
Lake, Mississippi
Ashland, Va , March 22, '1)4.
Dear Brother:?The meeting of th
Alumni Association of the Richmon
Theological Seminary will take plac
April 20;h, and we sincerely hope tha
all of the old students .will revisit til
school on this occasion and muk
meeting a success.
Show your love and appreciation tc
your old Alma M>it?r bv sosdtsg yoi
annual fee to the Treasurer, Prod 1, 1
Jones, I). I).
Come, come, come.
R Slll.I.t-K I'kksioknt.
T. M. Ai.i.KN, 1 or. 8
Contract Labor Wins.
The Common Cour.eii of this city d
cided to sustaiu th.-St net t'oiniuittee
its action of having sewer work d
contract labor instead of by day In bi
The argument was that it could
done 50 per cent cheaper by thc form
than bj the latter plan.
Colored nun will l>e particularly gre
ifled at this news, indicating as it dc
that race pnjudice will not figure
prominently us it did in former years.
-Ruy the pr/.- ticket** ol the fid
sellers, and send them to ? 1
Plankt will be sent you.
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6 Baptist Warrior Qn
ODS the Infallibility of
the Poi
Editor :?
The Priests last article ap?
ps to l?e the last breathing* ot a dv
ioe. the last scene iu a ffrSSt SSS,
last act i ? a great ^dra
BlOSSd with my foot up
my opponent's neck, my sword in
d, SM with face upturned inquiring
he mouth of the ?.|h ct a tors if ] must
nt pie his much torn and bleeding car
?, 1 s. em to BSSnT th-in sa\ing unto
'forbear ' " Well, 1 hope that when
en from tbe arena and re-instated, he
issn that he can not withstand the
sishsd arrows of truth an cl reason
like the tailor's needle they will i
i through and through. Vineit osa
veritas, 'Truth cor quert all things."
THE KCCLKSIaSTICAI. 1 KAW KI-UI.
The little Priest poses Ire
e us as fin rSfsStJsal
?\v ti -li. In his 2nd last writing, he
ti unbridled audacity, affirmed that
tn two thirds to three fourths of our
nistry were immoral, and made as
nigh he would give names and facts
his last writing, respecting ministers
thiscitv, but for noona good reason he
s fide 1 to dos:*; and puerillv refers BS
IBC men,hers of the Beeosd Baptist
Sreh aprtSCta, and to the recot
stiee CrutchnVld. 1 mn better n<
aistcd WitS the S.eund Church than
>u. and can safely affirm that they
ve not the fae's which you claim. 'A
owning mau catches at every straw
his reach.''
I was SOOfltiSBt, tbat wkPl you w< re
Dorsal Bl the teachings of the Bible,
in had too much sense to assail pub
ly the character and reputation of gen
men. whom Cod protects, and the
?opie ref peet; and w nose demeanor is
i example unto the world.
1AT rSBCSSAL l I1AI.I.KM.K?fQOO HK
WAltli.
- he, Rut I now take the libeller
t his word, and most formally chal
npe him to show us, one case where e?
Catholic in thiscitv, ever paid as much N
? OBS OMI for absolution; ? ? ?? "
Beet bv pledge . my word in the Lice T
fall Uichniond that 1 will pay over d
500 iii BOO 1 and lawful l\ S. curreucv t.
ii this lib. lier or to ai yone else who will c.
rove a single <vise. only one case where
, catholic here in this city, ever paid as 1
inch BB OSS) cent for absolution.'' My C
caders will mark well the cuntsing and c
areful manner in which this cha! cage is <j
{Hrs. Note: 'I challenge him to show e
me casu in this city," "this city," or
my one else ? w ho will j love silvie a
'ase," Well put.
Two considerations render this ehal
enge a farce. I
The tirst is: That Father WslbsflS is 1
a whits priest, laboring am mg colored j
iveoplc, which renders his work missiou
r*r\ in character, thus he is DOt
to thrust BOOB then* all the customs,
and practices of tba catholic church.
Aguiu : The Catholic church adapts
itself to the circumstances, habit**, an 1
customs of the tieople among whom it
may be planted, and hence if it waa la
politic to require mossy (rom the people
for absolution, no demand would tie
made. Father Wellers knows that
Catholics of thiscitv are not r q aired to
coil inn to all the hal its, pr.ict ic. s Bani
customs of his church as Catholics, iu
Roman Catholic cit |
Again ; ll a thousand t'atholics paid
for absolution, not one would dare testi?
fy of that fact as against a Priest etBSS
laily when SS believes the Priest haa
power to curse a man eterually from th >
praasssa <>i Cod.
We have not berni speaking of the cns
toms of Catholics iu this city especially,
but of the doctrines of his church.
Would Father Welbers dare say that
his church do* s not n quire its members
to p iv to have their sins for^iveu ?
because physicians do not charge for
their services at certain places does not
show that they make no charges for
their i e vices.
For tear that he failed to read my
proof on this point 1 w ill repeat my Quo?
tation from the Dook known as the Tax
of the Sacred Roman Chancery : robbing
the church, SS 25; perjury, forgery, ly?
ing, etc., $2 00; robbery, $3 00; buruing
a house, $2 75; killing a layman; $1 75;
striking a priest, $2 75; procuring abor?
tion, $1 .50; priest to keep a concubine,
5; ravishing or d* flowering a virgin,
|2 00; A nun, for frequent fornication in
and out the nunnery, $5.00; all incest,
rapes, adultery aud fornication eonuuit
ted by a priest with hs relations, nuns,
married women, virgins and his concu?
bines with a joint pardon of all his par
amours, flo 00; absolution of all crimes
together, $L2 00. M. Key to Popery, p.
202.
Reader, you are able to see by the fore?
going that members of the Catholic
church are required in some places, and
under same conditions, to pay to have
their sins forgiven. The fact that this
rule is not enforced in Richmond, is no
argUmeur, that it does not exist in the
cbuicu. i repeat, Umt ' the fact that
this boo., exists setting forth the tax
levied upon certain slue committed by
certain persons herein mentioned showe
that it is the practice of the church foi
its members to pay to have thur sim
lorgiven.
1 must confers tbat Father Welbers it
the first informed catholic that ever de
uied theexisteuce cf such a practice ii
the Catholic Church.
Now. if Father Welber's challenge Bal
anything in it, he will read these figure,
and send me his check. His own bool
says that charg? s are made for the for
giveness of sins. I am afraid Fathe
Welbers that, you are trying to bini
some one. I shall look for your check
He may say that "our members use
to pay ior absolution, but they are no
n q lired to do so now " But why thi
change ? If the change is for the bette
or woise, where is the infallibility of th
church ?
The church of Rome claims to be infa
lible,so she possesing this attribute, ea
never change; what she once declared t
Ih< truth aud righteousness must ever ri
main po?else what becomes of her infal
bil lit j?
Rut the church once affirmed, an
taught that a man could be forgiven <
all sins committed after baotisin h
$12 00. That all incest,rapes, adulter;
fornication committed by a Priest wit
.rarried women, virgins and concubin
may be pardoned or absolved for $1
that perjury, forgery aud lying may 1
pardoned ior $2 00,, etc.
If this was once the practice and teac
ing of the church it must be so now, ax
today. This is perfectly plain.
Again : lt is an undeniable fact thi
Urban II did in the 11th century gra:
indulgence* to those who engaged in t
great enterprise of capturing the Ho
Land: and that Pope Lao X in order
carry on the magnificent structure of E
Pater's, at Rome published induigeucii
and plenary remission to all who ga
anything towards it. This act of indi
I pardoned a man's aius of whatev
ture, aud reetored him to the favor
lsd, lt the church is infallible,
, this same custom or principle ex
n the Roman Catholic church to
r-ee that if the Priest's
euge means anything, he will upon
ing this article send me his check
500
;aiu : If the church is infallible, then
now tim spirit and policy of the
ch to punish rneu by death?bum
i. slay them, hang them, for in the
?ii Literal* Council, it was decided
i the lui I hf ul in the Roman Catholic
?ch should obligate themselves to tie
y ali heretics.
? rdauce with this decision, the
. John llaeeo waa burned though he
lead a safe couduct from the
peror Sigismond. The Roman Cato?
's uot withstanding all oaths to the
teary are bound to destroy all here
-those opposing their faith?whenev
heir church requires it, or they have
i their power.
y readers may see that to talk of as
utiution in th? lip ht of such a deci
i. is but silly babb i ig. Of couse there
i v\ court in the cityj but what does
i-uraged Catholic care for law court
- Priest com mauds. Will he uot
mke mother, father, sister, brother
1 even himself, for the Priest, bt cause
believes the Priest can save Lita,
hat fools we mortals be." to believe
I sinner can save another ! The Priest
st have some oue to pardon bia sins,
n how can he pardon another's sin.
t thersoplo consider.
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isa factious in the Roman Catholic
urch.?one claims that the church is
nibble, another claims that tl** conn
?? BnOSS are infallible, and sootier that
? Pope alone is infallible. w hat a
unswick stew of infallible* 1 Kui tr nu
lat does the Pope derive his infallibility
you say he derives it from Pop* Pet-i?
t know that P?-ter waa fallible, for he
id to JttWS*, ' 1 will never deny you, I
ill never forsake you,'' but the ecrip
res i-ay that 'he fi Cowed a tar ofl"
id deniii* that beever knew Ji'sus. If
? church was on Peter's head as some
ly Catholics affirm, wheu Peter fell, the
urch was wrecked,?.Jesus recogniz.'d
mt Peter was fallible or changeable as
h r men, when he said unto him,
^hen thou art converted strengthen
iy brethren." This puts a knife iuto
ie vitals of Peter's infallibility. See 1
etcr 1:5. Rut if you say that the Pone
?ts his infallibility by Apostolic eSBOCS
on. we know that is untenable be
iuse ther* is strictly BO such sucrvasion.
ar* Pope is removed by death or
therwise, b? fore his successor is elected,
hen the successor is eh cted by the car
inals in convention assembled. Prior
;i the meei ing of these cardinals no one
un tell who will l>e elected Pop*1, but af
i-r days of wire pulling und balloting a
'op- is eh cted usually from among the
'animals, and so declared from the vati
an. Now, il BS be infallible, it must be
inly on the ground that the people say
o. Bow flimsy I Again, if be be iufalli
?le then the Cardinals must be infallible
Jso, for they elected him, und the crea
not greater than the Creator,
iud if the Cardinals are infallibleso must
>e the bishops, Priests, Deacons. Again,
iave the Popsi of the Catholic (Church
? roved tin niseiv.s inerrant or infallible ?
What about Pope. Peter, who denied
"?hrist with cursing, deeiui'.ng taut Ylo | ^
.lever knew .Jesus V What about Pope
Liberius who embraced th.? Arian Here
iy. This infallible prim ite endorsed a
iloctHue that had been repeatedly and
ptuphaiically anathmetized by him aud
uccessors. And what about Pope
llororius, that old transgressor, whose
doctrinal errors cost the last Ecumeni?
cal Council such an imun use amount of
arguing and ialsif.\ing '.' Being unani?
mously condemned by the sixth QsBsral
Council for holding doctrines, then, since
aud now considered heretical he demon?
strated th.-fact that Papal infallibility
is a phantom, a fiction, a farce. il? is
a monster unknown in heaven, earth or
hell. Did not the infallible Pope in the
?tssstk century affirm, as the su?
preme teacher of faith and morals, that
ttie proposition advanced by Galileo
that the earth moves, is absurd, philoso?
phically false and theologically consid?
ered at least erroneous in Ctith ? But in
this the 10th century, the Pope accepts
the Copernican system, and endorses
heartily the astronomical teachings of
Galileo?Strange infallibility ! Did not
Pope Peter have a wife, then do the
Popes vow celibacy ? But. ouce more ;
how can the advocates of infallibility re?
concile the two thousand (2000) varia?
tions between the authoriz d Vulgate Bi?
ble of Pope Sextus, the infallible, and
that of Pope I lenient, the infallible ?
Dr. Johnson,an eminent Romanist,
"The more learned Catholics have never
denied the existence of errors in the Vul?
gate, to the contrary Isadore darius
collected 80,000." From the foregoing
we conclude that nothing is so fallible as
the infallibility of the Pope. The supre?
macy and infallibility of the Pope are
both unreasonable and unscriptural.
lt is u ii reasonable to suppose that the
electing and naming of a man Pope con?
fer upon him the attribute of God. If the
Pope is created by Cardinals, the Cardi?
nals must be greater than the i*ope. So
this of itself destroys Papal Supremacy.
Rut the doctrine is unscriptural. Says
Christ, "But be not ye called Rabbi; for
one is your master even Christ and all ye
are brethren." And call no man your
Pope (father) upon the earth, for one ia
your furber which is in heaven." Matt.
23:8-13.
Says Paul, "Not that we have the rule
(dominion) over your faith but are
helpers of yonr joy." ll Cor. 2 21. Says
Peter, "The elders which are among you
I exhort, who am also an elder." 1 Peter
5.1. Is it not strange that Peter did
not kuow that he was Pope of tbe
Church before ha died ? That none ol
the brethren ever addressed him as such,
See I Peter 5.3, 'Neither as being lords
over God's creation."
We must conclude that so far from be
* ing scriptural, Papal Supremacy is bull
headed arrogance. But if the Pope errs
the Roman Catholic Bible errs, th.
Priest errs. Upon what a slender threat
hangs the soul who depends upon thi
Priest to forgive his sins. When we con
sider the hopeless condition of the thone
ands that are sleeping under the spel
of priestly delusion ; sleeping upon thi
volcano, of eternal destruction, we fee
almost like shedding tears of blood.
THK INT1CRCKSSION OF THK HEAD.
If the Priest has absolute power t<
forgive sin ; as lord in Christ's steai!
then why do Catholics pray to the dead
The true church of God has never offere
prayers to deceased mortals. Wh
bother the dead ii tbe Priest has powc
to ..forgive sin ? This of itself expose
the rottenness of Priestly absolutioi
Tbs ? >istom of praying to the dead is (
heathen origin, lt was the custom <
the Ancient Romans to deify tneir grot
m* ii, and seek blessings from them An
the Papists, imitating their example
cannoiDZ- those whom they honor du
ing life, offer incense to them, bow befoi
them and supplicate their assistanc
Thus in the "Litany of Saints" found
" I he Catholic Manual," we find these p
titions, St. Stephens, St. Laurence, 8
\ mcent,Sta. Fabian and Sebastian, 8
John, and St. Paul, St. Cosmas and 8
Damian, pray fords. All ya holy Ma
t.\ rs, Sta. Sylvester, Gre/ory, Am bro*
al- Austin, Martin, Jerome, Nicolas, pn
i. All ye holy bishops and oonft'.r ' of Ri
All ye holy Doctors '
t. Bennett, St. Bernard
St. Francis, pray for us.
Priests and Levites ! All j v I hims
ls and hermits St. Mai worl
St. Agatha, St. Lucy, miss:
vily, etc..make iuteree?ei
t miserable creatures ! The
able to pardou their'sins, a '? I
0 these prayers, neither li* J
:ient mediator between li. I J
But closer still is Romania o ,
Neale ui.
1 heathen worshipper on ' nat
emple kuelt before an idol si
prayers. The devout Papiat
ra church often may be lound v
before an image of the Virgie*
injc ; "O holy Mary ! my S^ve
>n aud most loving holy mot*
> nie under thy blessed patronnks ";* I
ial protection, and in the b? ?*e
mercy, this day, and every da.\
Lie hour of my death !" "Tie
ian." p. 40. O, Great Excel!,
t Glorious Lady, prostrate
, ot thy thone we adore tl
valley of teal's.?'Glori.
13. Were heathen super
toss ' Why these heathene
if the Priest sits in the I
lod to forgive sin ?
re stand - .ead sai
en -the stat viug d
bolte aud the all suuMcicm
Saviour ! May they lear:? that I
ne mediator between God a
man, Christ Jesu.s. I T
he ever liveth to make lut
them." Heb. 7:25.
repeat, the scrip-ures recoguitwn
z ssion of saints but recommend
n should come unto God by Jet
?iat, tbe only High Priest who,is
into tbe heavens.
repeat, the scripfurrs recognise i
prcession ot saints but recomm
it men should come unto God by J?
i Christ the ouly High Priest who
anno into tbe beavens.
I'HKRK SUCH A PLACE AS l'PRUAT.
K BO THK SCHll'TlKEB AUK SH
ON IT.
rhe most ridiculous pbaz> of Pn
solution is tbat which claims t<>
?h power over the soul in purga!
to be able to transfer it upon tfii
leration of money, to heaven aft*;
I purged awhile by fire. The re?
it underst and that the fiction of
tory, of which Gregory the Great
nenerally been represented by pa;
creator, and which has prov.
urce of immense wealth both to 1
id to to the Clergy was evidently
irted from Paganism. Unknown t
e Christian Church during the first
nturiee, it was however well kno^
ie heathen world even so early * \
omer'e time, lt is the old fin' purine
on of souls, and the ceremonies nov (
nployed for the relief ol those sufi -ring j
ie tormenting tl lines, are remarkably" j
milar to those aucientlv employed bv (
agin Priest, Odyssey XII und Aeneas!
P The Ore of Purgatory they (Ca!
s) say is twice as bot as heil. Lut'M
jere ia a difference between 1
rea in this; that of purgatory (?
lore intense, active, consuming, as
ouriug) is but for a time o'
auls may be freed by the sufTm.
be masses, but the fire of hell is for*
"Pope Adrian the Third, confo
bat there was no mention of P
a the scriptures, or in the w
he holy Balbara; but not wit
his. Um conned of fr "nt b~
loctrine of Purgato:
iny one passage ot the holy sc.
ind gave such liberty to Priests >
trsby it, they (the priests and fri.,
mild in that hery palace several ap,>?
nents for kings, princes.grandees, nc bj** ll
nen, merchants and tradesmen,
adies of quality, for gentlemen
:radesmen's wives, and for poor, c*
non peoDl". There are eight depart
oients which answer to eight cegrees, in
tensus ignis i. e. intense fire.
The least degree is endured by tha
poor people, the Second greater by the
Kentle women, and so on, to tho eighth
degree which being the greatest of all in
reserve i for kings. By this wicked doc?
trine they get gradually masse* from ail
sorts and conditions ol people iu propor?
tion to their greatness. But as the poor
are not able to give so many masses an
the rich, their apartment is always
crowded." ls it true that heaven has I
built a reformatory for Catholics, sud I
left the rest of the world out ? How ua
reasonable! ls it possible that the
Priest reigns iu earth, heaven and hell .
Is it true that heaven's God takes part
in bartering sins for money ? A mau
other day left two large building lots to
2 Koman Catholic Churches providing tf
ty masses be said in each church far b' .
soul. We are here reminded of an I
stance where a preaching friar ex hoc .
his hearers to sell their garments
money to get their relatives out of 1
gatory. The Priest will please infor;
when and where Christ or bia Apos >'
taught such a doctrine. Also he
kindly inform us by what myste^
power he absolves or forgives tbe el un f
the dead and transfers them to beat
GOD ONLY FORGIVES THK SINS .
The forgiveness of sins is a prerag: e
of God only, and the very nature .? e.
place that he occupies in the mort i ?
verse will not allow him to tranpf. M
power to any of his creatures, Go< r
knows the hearts of men, with the
things thereof; it is against God
that sin is committed and not
any priest, note : God alone is
heaven and earth, but the priest els' I
to forgive sins as a j adge which
opposes God. Tne Priest H
Kl ve only those sins rtsfcj
confessed to him. God has the pi
and does remind us of forg
and forgive them. The forgive
sins has always been attributed tr
as may be seen by the following
ures : "Who can forgive sin but G.
ly-Mark 2:7. "Who is a God like uaw
thee that pardoneth iniquity." Mel. 5;ll
I will pardon all their iniquities, J er. JJ3
8. "Bless the Lord O my soul, who for
giveth pall thy sins'' l's. 103. But J*
sus in the Lord's Prayer, teaches thi
fact that God forgives sins in the wordi
"Our Father forgive us our debtrv o
sins as we forgive our debtors.
6:12. Juaus in his parting br* atti
prayed that his father might
those sinners who had plotted his
says he, "Father forgive them jo
they know not what they do." I uk
23:34.1 deem it useless to cite mor< ai
sages of scripture showing that mo
alone forgives sins. Theotym;
meaning ot the word "forgive" pr
tbe possibility of man forgiving t
mitted agaiust God. lt means .
forth something wbich is really d
as a means of balancing an ace.
blotting out a debt. It is plain
man cannot give forth what is nc '. in b
possession. The scriptures teach
is ours to give up or give forth wi at
due us, and it is God's to give .o
what due him. God alone forgives s
committed against him.
THC MOUNTAIN BECOMES A PL. IN.
John 20:23 has been to the Priest
great mountain, but under nod it stn
become a plain providing he d>
know tbe truth. In the passages
tion Jesus said unto his disciples v\ I
soever sins ye remit they?sball be rem
ted unto them, and whosoever sins
retained they are retained." Now, tl
passage of scripture must l?e interpret
as are all sci iptures. This is t he
of the teacher, as a rule, again! 1
passage must be interpreted in liew
ail seri pt urea, and in the scope and] t rr
i
ble teaching and the executiou of
dun of redemptio 'Vs mv
r has sent ni*, even so aeud I you."
it waa aent into tbe world to offer
elf aa a sacrifice (or the si us of the
d. were the Apostles sent on aatue
ion? Certainly nor. But Christ
I to reveal his father to the a odd !
to make known bis will to men and
oinlitious of entering the kingdom
L>d even so Jesus sent the disciples.
;ain : After Christ's departure from
Bj men were to be brought into the
dom, God, thence it was necessary
Ctirist should leave someone
dorm men und women of the condi
s of catarina, into the kingdom. But
jouditions ni i> known to tbe Apoe
we-e repentance aud faith in ('hrist. j t"hat
>w, for the interpretation. Whoso- an,j
sins ye declare or pronounce forgiv- | OU),t
. tiou of a conformity lo jj tj
and 1
cal s
Hill! I
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the],
their
forgi
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prac
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doo
the
from
condition made known to you, they
1 be forgiven or in other ?vords I eu?
's your action. And OB tba other
d whoever sins.ve pronouuce or d -
e unforgiven by \ ii tue of a non con?
to the conditions viz : repen
i a- d faith toward our
. Jesus Christ, they are uuforgiven
- ci pies were to make
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la
rid the conditions of J q| t
*ins? and to di"lar??
????>. n la view ol
instance, a mau '
s-r, and he shows signs of repen
>ward Go<l aud faith toward .Ic?
pronounce or declare his siu for
i-?e he has couform
iditious upon which God
to purdon siu. We ackuow!
? ure what God bas really
ut if on the oth r hand, the sin
in iini ejitence, and thus
rm to the conditions we
or declare his sins unforgiven
his s;ns.
terpretatiou comports with (1)
1 great commission given by
i his Apostles, "tjo ye then 1 ire
h or disciple all nations, huptiz
ichiim; thees to (>!?
things whatsoever 1 have corumand
Mnn. 28.19:20, ?()te, Tench
ro observe or do those thing
mmaude I you.
*Oo ye into all the world
ich * * he that belnveth and it
d shall be saved,"?tbat is aha 1 , .
.ve thc remission of sin, 'and he that j ;,?
ih not shull be .damned;" that is,
? sins shall remain upon him. Murk 10: !
uaiu : And that repentance and
mission of sins should be preached in
b name begiuuing at Jerusalem." Luke
k47.
This interpretation agrees (2 ) with
ie work -tactually performed by the
i the day of Pentecost Pe?
r preached the gospel, and b&ptti
rward those who gladly received tha
ord. Acts 2:1 i. After healing t lie lame
au at the temple gate Peter prssahed,
tito the woudering crowd, saying, Ke
t here ore and be converted that
uur sins may be blotted out when the
me of refreshing sha'l come from the
resence ot the Lord A,-ts 3.19.
of you little g 'utlciucn
rsa grieved that the Apostles taught
nd preached unto the people. Howbeit
??f them who heard the word he?
aved. Acts l.t. Daily in the temple and
bey ceased uot to tench
ich Jesus Christ." Ads 5:48.
hat were scattered shroud went
reaching the w ord." see ai
-21. "Ce it known unto
that through this man
?ito you the
is. and by him all that be?
sets 13:38.
it known unto you, therefore that
igh this man (Chriat) is preached
you the forgiveness ol sins, and by
ill that believe are justified." Acts
?s, Says Paul 'Marist sent me not to
? but to preach."
His parting and solemn charge to
timothy was "preach the word."' You
are able to see by the foregoing that the
main work of the Apostles was to de?
clare Christ unto ths people as one by
whom siu waa forgiven.
lu the case of the incestuous sinner
the Apostles forgave a sinner, hot it waa
on the conditions named in ev. ry inter?
pretation. Note in 1 t'or. 6, the Apos?
tle advises the church to exclude a sumer
Bein the meantime charges the church
with indifference. Note, he declares the
course and the church acts.Bu< in II Cor.
find that upon valid repentance tho
-ile advises the church to receive
him again into their fellowship. Note :
the words, "Sufficient to such a man iB
the punishment which was inflicted of
many. So that contrary wise ye ought
rather to forgive bim ? ? ? to whom
ye forgive anything 1 also forgive." The
Apostle hereiu endorses the action of the
church in forgiving the sinner on the
ground of repentance, and agrees to for?
give the sinner if the church forgave him;
as be (the Apostle) had alleged the
charge, la the sense that the Apostle
_<tve this sinner, 1 or any Gospel
ichf r forgive sin fr. tjuently when we
be church bow to deal with sin
. and we acq-iiese in the actions of |
church.
(3.) There is no account in the Bible
ie the apostles forgave sin as
in Christ's stead.
Wo have an account of the preaching
and miracles wrought by the apostles
but not a single hint of their forgiv
ing sin. it is not possible that such
anlmportant fact was left out of the re
I. We must conclude that the
ised no such power.
) The .doctrine ol man forgiving
-??a not preached by the Apostles.
^^E-auch a power been given them,
e cf them would have mention
-.isjfs Paul, "If any man preach
jther gospel unto you than that ye
have received, let him be accursed," Gal.
1:8?10. My readers will remember that
the Priest asks what right have you to
so interpret these plain words of our
Saviour ? " But does he not interpol
them when he claims that our Lord
meant to give his apostles power to foi
give those sins committed after bap
tism ? The Lord did say that Our Lord
does not specify any particular tins.
POPE PETES? FORSAKES HIS EURINO ( HM
DBSB.
Peter In none of bis writings claimi
the power to forgive sin. But attr
botes the forgiveness of sin to God an.
his Christ. Listen to him, listen to hi
words before the council of Priests au
others. " The God of our fathers raise
op Jesus whom ye slew and hanged o
a tree, Him hath God exalted with hi
right hand to be a Prince and a Saviou
for to give repentance to Israel and to
gi veness of sins." Acts 5 31.
Here i eter plainly teaches that Go
and bis Christ are the ones to forgive si
I still maintain that even though th
Apostles did forgive siu?and they di
not,?that does not argue that a sinfi
Priest can do the^eame. Tht Priei
does not claim to work miracles as di
the Apostles, then why should he ari
gate to himself the power to forgive sii
The idea is simply foolish, But I ha
been willing to concede the fact that tl
Priest might forgive sin providing 1
produced an instance where the Ap<
ties did it, but he acknowledges that
can not produce a single BsStM
the Prieet ctsisst greater power tin
was exorcised by the Apostles.
THB PRIEST AS A. SPIRITUAL VO )I>
I'OH.
There were once some doctors f
called among us that went abo
a
nil
to
HS
u>
it
ye
t:is
ed
ess
bis
of
md claiming to cure diseases In a wi
by means unknown to the medl
orld. With their "little Jack"
nil, and dust, ' and smoke, and
t ol hand, they claimed to core
reople, when they really killed
Eta tani Priest wbo claims to
ve lu a manner unknown to the
it lee, and by means not found In
iible, our "Mater ia Medica" te
ticing upon the people nothing
9 than spiritual Voodooism.
ey are claiming to do what they
not tbe power to do what no mor?
lan,has the power to do. Aa the too
doctor lives upon the credulity of
js'ople, so does tbe priest. Heinove
the minds of the people that belief
there is nuy virtue in voodooism,
thu doctors with their "jacka," and
i will leave for parte unknown. So
ie people are given the open Bible
Maw s tbat God aloue has power
orgive sin commuted against him
t he priest will hunt for another j lb
?? io our city a few daya ago a young
nan died, ix-laiming iu her dying
ith "I am lost, I am loee, I am loet,"
t wini j the oil of extreme unction as
linintered by the priest was fresh up
ler body: lost while the silly babbling
he priest was echoing through th?
ae. Lost, forever lost. ?heae
ij: testimonies are lett, the priest
n says: "thev put off sending for me
il it was too late. So says the too
<b?< tor.
et the people trust alone in Jesus, by
asa God forgives and saves men and
j w'll inver tte Idhi . Again is not the
?st the Ante-Christ that should come.
SHALL WK COMPARE NOTES.
ni have been asked to give the names
1 facts concerning BBS BBOtntl conduct
any minister in the city. Thi* you
ra failed to do, but snake-like you
rs endeavored to hide iu tbe grass
?d Bapt. Church and amid the
ords of Justice Crutchfleld. I find
it the Second Church has not the
ts you claim. And 1 am certain that
itlss Crutch field does not keep a re
?d of bis dealings with ministers, but
h citiz -ns. Now; 1 hereby pledge
self to give you and my read
in my next ^writing, the names
d facts nf the immoral conduct of two
ests, for every one thnt you can name
tong un. The lasts to be of printed
thority. Search the newspapers and
ok* und we will compare notes. If
are immoral, we are iu some degree
n-i-uetit. For b. ing immoral, we nev
cl.iirn to forgive immorality.
We do not claim that the one
unpaid can forgive another
unkar , one gambler another
milder. We teach tbat he wbo
mild forgive s'n must not be bim?
If a transgressor. In conclusion let
e inform you that you closed your
st article by saying the question is
tVhat t atholic in this city ever
lld ns much as one cent for absoiu
on." But let me inform yoo tbat
.e main question of our discussion
: "Who can forgive sin?" lt ls
lain Bro. Priest, that you are sick
f the discussion as seen by your bit
tr and filthy expressions; also by
flanging the subj ?ct of discussion;
Iso by your attempt to stir the bit
F>rest passions of your followers
gainst me, Instead of fact* and ar
umeiit. But permit me to say.that
a cloning this dbctisslon 1 shall en?
leavor to foster toward you thc ten
lerest feelings of esteem and regard,
iraying that should we meet in the
irena ol doctrinal conflict or script
iral controversy, again you may be
nore successful. Goodbye Brother
Priest, read this, and see on the wall
>efore you written lu characters of
rhou, 0 Priest, art weighed in
the balance and found wauting."
Z D. Les is.
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-Have you BBSS readiug this pa?
per ? Have >ou puid for it? If not,
send in your subscription.
Royal Wedding Repeated hy request
One of the grandest and most pleasing
entertainment** ever given in Richmond
was that last Monday night at the 5th
St. Baptist Church. Those not in at?
tendance on that occasion nih-s-nl a royal
treat. Bo pleased were the audience that
they voted r<ipiestiiig Miss Fanny Payne
Walker to repeat it next Monday night
at tha same church.
It will only cost you 10 cents so you
had better go. See the advertisement
ou the tirst.
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Dr. W. R. Johnson's Lecture.
An enthusiastic, applauding audience
greeted Dr. W. B. Johnson at the 5th
St. Baptist Church on the eveninac of the
28th, ult. His lecture on "Rats" fairly
carried hi -? hearers in a storm. No church
can fail to be benefited by snch lectures.
In fact it. would pay any church to send
for tbe distinguished pulpit orator and
have bim deliver tbat masterly produc?
tion. Richmoud hopes to hear him
again.
Com nencement Exercises*
School, No. 3, Farmsville District
taught by Miss. E. F. McDaniel had
Its Commencement Wednesday, 28th
inst.
Exercises consisted of recitations,
singing, calisthenic'* flag drill, dialo?
gues in which the children showed
themselves well (quipped.
Addresses by Dr. H. H. Mitchell,
Mr. D. F. Batts of Petersburg, and
Lawyer Hewlett, formerly of Peters?
burg. After this all were nicely en?
tertained with a grand picnic.
H)
IO
Ut
Louie Christian, an old colored
man while attempting to alight
from an electric car at Fourteenth
and Main streets yesterday, was
thrown to the ground by the sudden
moving off of the car, and his leg
broken near the hip. He is now be?
ing treated at Dr. McGuire's hospi?
tal.
PRUDENT
PEOPLE
Prepare for emergencies
by keeping their lives in?
sured.
Then, Insure at once!
Do it now! Do not wait!
Insure in The Security
Industrial Life Insurance
Co., which does not dis?
criminate on account of
color. Live Company.
All claims paid promptly
Agents wanted to can
vasa the city. Office 820
K. Broad St.
Rule in South Carolina**"*"
to the
Col
**7attc
flossi
inncti.
Weate
a train
f jr L-l
le uuli
Their
Gray
lespread Rebel?
lion.
GOVERNOR DSF1BD
'8 REFUSE TO OBEY ORDERS
OWL THE-COMMANDKR-1N
CHIEF.
laiive Besslts of Lswlessaeas of
Past?A Ssd Commentary Up
?a Soothers Institutions'
Cha
Foon
out b
whist
refuse
of thc
army
cess.
Iti
CaiUi
WOCK
conn
filled
life,
ia
iogt4
after
jmbia, 8. C., March 30?A fight
ed between the citizens and State
ibulary at the depot at Darling
-day. Constables p?pyc?- ?ad a?c
m *Mid trtttzena Normentone and
Kedmond were killed. The peop'e I Darli
the ri tl "8 of the troopa in tbe arm- j tne r
id threatened to attack the con?
ti. The difficulty arose over the
i ot the State police to seize liquor
ivate bouses. The citizens deny
ght ot the apies to invade their
see.
three local military companies
at once ordered ont by Governor
an, but th?y refused to obey or
Cp to 8 o'clock only two or three
ippeared in uniform. They wanted
-nor Tillman to go with them as
lander in chief.
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the
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and
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ALL AOAINST TBE GOVERNOR.
I citizens declared that if the sol
went to Darlington that they
1 follow on another train to pro
he citizens of that town in their re
igainst Tillman.
MOB LAW SUPREME.
j Sheriff wired at 10 o'clock to
: that mob law is supreme in Darl
?n and that he is powerless. The
nbia Z juaves disbanded rather
obey Tillman's orders to go to
cene of riot. This announcement
greeted with cheers in this city.
op Copers ot the Episcopal Church
suth Carolina, a veteran, declared
tie would throw down his commis
as a General before he would go if
d upon. Other old nembers of the
ives and officers of the active mili?
made ringing speeches urging the
not to go to Darlington.
A. M ?A mob ol citizens has jist
ted for the big State Dispensary to
k it down and pour all the liquors
the gutters, lt would surprise no
to see country people march to-mor
upon the Capitol, and rase the
ding to the ground,
ie mob called for axes to break open
doors of the dispensary. The thing t
lid have been done had not several
lential men mounted packing boxes
implored the mob to desist. After
:h pleading the mob scattered.
)i.r v.niA, fc. C., March 31.?The Qov
or bas declared Darlington and Flor
s counties in a state of insurrection,
has also ordered the railroad author
s not to transport any body of men
eas authorized by him. The railroads
.??*? thus far refsaed compliance. The
vernor haa also ordeied the telegraph
npnnies not to transmit any news of j
varlike tendency. Obedience to this
ler bas likewise been refused.
OOJtnrn moors respond.
Phe Edgefield Hussars, Governor Till
in's home company, will leave Edge
id at 6 P. M., for Columbia. The
illy Rifles, of Orangeburg, and compa
from Aiken will also reach here to
rht. Tbe ten Greenville county com
nies are under arms and awaiting or?
rs to move. There has been a general
spouse from the military companies
iroughout the State, and during the
ght and all to-morrow troops will be
luring into Columbia. The situation
very grave. It is understood that five
mdred citizens of Columbia have sigu
I a paper agreeing to go to Darlington
> assist the citizens who are after the
mstablea. It is reported that an at
>mpt will be made here on arrival of
ie New Berry Rifles to force them to re
irn or prevent tbe train from proceed
?HISKKI HAILED TO THE PENITENTIARY.
The troops are arriving by the incom
ig trains, and the Edgefield Rifles have
ist marched to the State Capitol (5:30)
''he city and State dispensaries ware
losed to day by order of the Governor,
leir contents are now being hauled
penitentiary lor safekeeping.
imbia. S. C.. March 31.?Judge
i, of the State Courts, on request of
nor Tillman, has granted an in
?n against Manager Gray, of the
rn Cuion Telegraph Company, fe?
ing him from accepting ! messages
inamittal on the Darlington troub?
le sent by the 'State authorities.
(junction was served on Manager
at 7 P. M.
INSUBORDINATION MANIFEST.
rleston, S. C., March 31.?The
Ji Brigade of State troops, ordered
y Governor Tillman to protect the
Ley constabulary in Darlington haa
d to bodge. The Adjutant-General
i State is here trying to raise an
to go to Darlington, without suc
IIOT WUTLK PLEADINU FOB LIPS.
rae reported there that Constable
ards soo had been found in the
is, having been unable to go on ac
t of a wounded leg, and had been
without shot while pleading for his
tu* mcAiutate-fbe citizens of Darl
>n are not idle. A t G o'clock thia
noon there were 275 armed men at
mg ton and vicinity ready to defend
?eople of the town against all corn
Last night the dispenaariee at Flor
and Timouaville were raided and
whiskey turned into the gutters.
lay scouting parties have bern
ring the country for whiskey spies
made their escape yesterday. Three
tem were captured at Sum tar to-day
sent to the penitentiary in Colum
or safekeeping.
IVHITE MEN TREATED AS NEGROES.
ven or eight more spies were sur
lded in the swamp at Syracuse, and
certain to be captured. Two others
endered to-day, bad are now in the
da ol the people. It ia believed and
>atened that all who are captured
be killed, and there are strong
lats tonight that the spy McLendon,
> waa wounded in the fight yesterday
be lynched to-night. The situation
Bry grave, and the state of the public
d is indiacribable. At no time in the
ory of this State for tbe last thirty
rs has there been so great est range
it between its people.
'ANTED. TO LOAN MONEY TO EVERY?
BODY, anno a from SK. to SIM. am nil
tblr parmtnU, 6 p*?r cent, lnt?r?at. Alao n
h l~t>n?nt*? ot old nnd young not axc*?*Ml
U00O?coat fl. 8*?nd at amp for particnlare.
ana" car** Manet, Richmond. Va.
J
). E. CRAWFORD. WM. B. PIZZINI.
BO. E. CRAWFORD, & CO.
Vloney
TO LEND
sums to snit, on real estate.
ropcrty for sale and rent.
Charges Moderate,
rompt Attention.
Call and give us a trial and
ou will send your friends to
ioos Bank Street.
sT*Next to Custom House.
|. fitipm Brown ft fit.
1113 E. MAIN ST.
For Sale.
NICE DWELLING.
|3600? Beautiful Corner brick.Lelgh
St., between 1st and 3rd.
|3000?Mt diam sized 2 story brick,
L<ugh, near 2nd, cheap. Good lot.
$1500?New 2 story dwelling, Six
rooms. North 1st street.
$ 1750?2 story frame, North 1st.
$ 1250?Neat and new 2 story brick
basement dwelling, 1st street, near
Viaduct.
TERMS VERY EASY.
April 18, 1894.
CONCERT at True Reformer's Hall,
Wednesday, April 18.. '94.
Benefit nf 5th St. Baptist & 3rd St. A. M. E. Churches
William I. Powell
Of Philadelphia, "King of Fun," assisted by Richmond's
Best Home Talent.
Mme. Fanny Payne Walker?Richmond's Nightingale; Mme. Mildred
Cross?Richmond's Queen of Song; Mr. Conway B. Reid?Our favorite
Baritone; Mr. Christopher Jackson? Oaly Basso prof ando. Mme. Lena
Vaughn Jackson?Accompaofat.
Aid these two Churches in their earnest work to free themselves from
debt, and thereby increase [their usefulness. [All remember with delight
Mr. Powell, with the Flora Batson Concert.
a
Admission to all parts of the house, - - 25c.
Rev. W. F. Graham, Rev. W. H. Hunter, Pastors
422 EAST BROAD STREET
Between 4th and 6th Streets.
Stein Shoe Company,
Proprietors, ^Successor to
Wertheimer.
Ladies Button Shoes, Patent Tip, $1.; Misses School Shoes, $.85;
Ladies and Misses SpringHeel, $1.00; High Cut Spring
Heel Boots, $1.25; Ladies Spring Heel High Cut
$1.50; Men's Shoes, Congress, $1.00;
Boys School Shoes, $1.00.
Wa sell yon good wearing SHOES at the lowest Prices.
STEIN SHOE CO., 422 E. Broad St., near 5th St

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