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GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY.
■ i m' jazz picture of modern youth Is badly out of focus, and the proof for It Is that Interest In blble study and , religion Is actually on the Increase among the rising generation, especial ly in the cities. 1 There is also nonsuch thing as a •WMs belt" In America, say religious leaders'and publishers of blbles and blble-atudy courses, who have been ' making an analysis of the reasons for the steady Increase In blble sales since the world war. Sales statistics so far , gathered disclose that the city Is Just ' as good a market for religious Items as the town. “Almost 17 million blbles and tens i of thousands of blble-study courses were sold In the United States last 1 year,” states G. E. Bogart, commis sioner of the Direct Selling Federa tion. Chicago, who has been gather ing the business statistic? of the sur vey, “and 1929 promises to smash all previous records. IS* “One blble house alone has seventy five thousand representatives and dis tributing c’anneis this ye? r more th n onc-th.rd of which v '.! be ac tively selling b.bles the ?: 'ire through The lf-28 sale? af b :e-s,> ty courses ran lr.lo several Sr<t-:d;ed theu •■*<icourses, the majority la the eon towns.” Modem youth may not practise formal religion as keenly as his grand parents did, states Dr. James M. Gray, president of the Moody Bible Insti tute. Chicago, but "he Is more uni versally Interested in education and in studying religion In a sincere effort to learn Its personal value to hlm.1® The Increased Interest In religions «ludy with the blble as Its center, Is demonstrated by the constant growth of the "Family Altar League," a non sectarian organization which encour ages parents to gather their children around them In the home for religious Instruction or prayer," says John Meredith, Chicago, secretary of th« league which now Is backed by many well-known business men throughout the United States. The increased use of bibles In hotel rooms Is the Anal confirmation these facts, says Fred Fulton. Milwau kee. the successful automotive equip ment manufacturer who also is In ternational president of the Gideon society supplying btblcs gratis to hotels "We fir/, no difficulty now in ;r ir. hotels tc let us supply a T.bie .or e*' v room he sav> “The mule ^tt'ii.g to b. staydaiu equipment uie extent to which It is ust-a -roves It Is growing more popular J fi i K International Sunday School Lesson for September 2a ^ REVIEW: SIGNIFICANCE OF THE EXILE AND ; RESTORAT *'J , v.- Golden Text Psalm 103:17 Rev. Samuel D. Price, D D. The review lesson is like clinching the nail. A careful «»«••’ < quarterly lesson will help to hold the facts in memory, ; . / as you are putting the truths into practice in y..ur life. S<>uu. 150 years in time are covered in the past .twelve lessons. i • 1 ; gives the two subdivisions from the historical standpoint: aiii Restoration. , . , 't hose who are seeking to get all out of this course that posy e will read the entire books from which these lessons arc taKen, am. ‘-.ey are Ezekiel, Daniel, Ezra, Nchemiah and Malachi. \ on r* i*l at least the selected portions that were studied in connection with eac.i lesson. Very little success comes without genuinely hard wit' . Since history is usually centered about the lives ot ind:v:u . i ^ ; you can get much by giving special attention to the hiogrr.ph>• o; * se men whose books are named above. Then look up . stlwr as sat is contemporary, though no lesson was given this quarter to ner iic Also look up the secular history of that century and a 1m.!. icu will observe the rise and fall of vast empires: Babylonia. ,;>c*-sta and ».r«*.-ce. The horizon of Israel was greatly broadened during the years t F.xile. They began to realize that there were outer nations that weye playing a great part in the life of the world, ihey had »>ccn laru».i^ an agricultural .3 Ion. hut the contacts in Babylon ‘hrust »hem into t ys commercial activities that they have e\er since maintained. I hur cul tural development was increased as they became students in the s< noob ■.*' other nations. .... , . , - ^ purpose from Jehovah’s angle was to stamp out -dolatry wl.i.-h m T' destine was polluting them physically and enervating tnoin .'i trt. tially. Thev went back to Jerusalem to live according to the Law of C.-sd To be sure there were lapses: there always arc. They rebuilt the Temple and then protected it by placing a gooo wa I around the citv The roils of the Law were studied that tu-y might fel.ow r..e teachings both as they applied to sacrifices and to the manner o. tlusir d.:ily living. ..... . • Individual relationship and responsibility unto Goa was t .y This nr u-i*d^P''r5onnl conscience and no one couid -i.de be u» •. i people’s sacrifice. Each must live rightly and justly '.'fore ho b • I and man. They had experienced both the mercy any " their loving Jehovah. Through phonhyev th-v ••'*»*M lot*, greatest blessings in the fuli.it *•*»-•» Li. I