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v THE ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 12; 1861 :-h : -1, :? I .t:j . j'i; CHRIST'S BOYHOOD. Dr. T aim ago Preaohea on "Christ as a Villa Lad." Koamlog the mill d Climbing the Trace Around Nrth Working la ' ' His Father'! Carpsntsr Shop, and Teaching the Doctor! In the Temple, The ub)eot of Dr. Talmage's recent ser mon was "Christ the Village Lad." He took for bis text Luke 1140: "And the child , grew tnd waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of Ood was upon ;nlm.". Following is the sermon i -; About Christ as a village lud. I speak. There is for the most part a silence more than eighteen centuries long about Christ between infancy and manhood. What kind of boy was he! Was ho a genuine boy at ' all or did there settle upon him from the Start all the intensities of martyrdom! We bars on this subject only a little guessing, ' a few surmises, and bore and there an un important "perhaps." Concerning what ; bounded that boyhood on both sides we have ' whole libraries of books and whole galleries of can vast and sculpture. Before the In fant Christ in Mary's arms, or taking his first sloop in the rough outhouse, all the pain tors bow, and we have Paul Veronese's ''Holy Family" and Perugino's "Nativity" and Angelica da Ficsole's "Infant Christ" nd Rubens' "Adoration of the Magi" and . Ttatorot'a "Adoration of the Magi" and Chlrlandojo's "Adoration of the Magi" and , Raphael's "Madonna" and Orcagna's ''Ma donna" and Murlllo's "Madonna," and Ma donnas by all the schools of painting In all .. lights and shades and with all styles of at tractive feature and impressive surround ings, but pen and pencil and chisel have, With few exceptions, passed by . Christ the Village lad. Yet by three conjoined evi dence I think wo can come to as accurate an idea of what Christ was as a boy as wo ean of what Christ was as a mail. First, we have the brief Bible account Then we have the prolonged account of what Christ was at thirty years of age. Now yon have only to minify that account some ' what and you And what ho was at ten years of age. Temperaments nover change. A eangukie temperament never becomes a phlegmatic temperament. A nervous tem perament never becomes a lymphatio tem perament. Religion changes one's affec tions and ambitions, but it is the same old temperament acting in a dlfferentdlrection.. As Christ had the religious change, He was as a lad what He was as man, only on not so large a scale. When all tradition, and all art, and all history represent Him as a blonde with golden hair I know He was in boyhood a blondo. - We have, beside, an jninixed book that was for the first three or four centuries ' after Christ's appearance received by many las inspired, and which gives prolonged , aooountof Christ's boyhood. Borne of lt . f may do true, most or u may do true, none M 1 1 I . - T. w . 1 1 i. u iii mmy w irua. ji wy w purity uuui on ; Toot, 'or by the passage of the ages, some Teal facts may have been distorted. But because a book Is not divinely Inspired we are -not therefore to conclude that there are not true things in It. Presoott's "Conquest of Mexico" was not Inspired, but we believe It although It may contain mistakes. Macaulay's "Hlstory'Of England" was not i Inspired, bat we believe it although it may tiave been marred with many errors. The so- r - -celled apocryphal gospel In which the boy hood of Christ is dwelt upon 1 do not be lieve to be divinely Inspired, and yet it may . 'present facts worthy of consideration. Be "Cause It represents the boy Christ as rer ' forming miracles toms have overthrown that whole apocryphal book. But what right have you to say that Christ did not , perform miracles at ton years Of -age as well . as at thirty I lie was In boyhood on certain ( ly divine as in manhood. Then "while a lad ' ' he most have had the power to work mlra- - eles, whether he did or did ant work them. When, having reached manhood, Christ tarned water idto wine that was said to be the beginning Of miracles. But that may mean that It was the beginningof that series - of manhood mtracles. In award, I think that the New Testament is-snlv a small transcript Ot what Jesus did and Said. . Indeed, the Bible declares posi tively that If all Christ did and said were written,' the world would not con tain the books. Ho we are sit liberty to be . iieve or reject those parts of the apocryphal . gospel which -says that when the boy Christ with Bis mother passed a band of thieves lie told His mother thattwesf toem, Du- maohas and Titus by nsxia,-would be the two thieves who' afterwards would expire on the cross" beside Him, was that more wonderful than some of .Christ's manhood prophesies! 'Or the uninspired story that the boy Christ mode a fountain spring from the roots of -s sycamore tree so that His mother washed his coat in the J" ream was that more unbelievable than the manhood ' miracle that dhanged oommoa water into marriage beverage! Or the uninspired story Inst two sick -children were recovered by ' . bathing h) the water where Christ had washed! Was that more wonderful than the manhood miracle by wbfc h the woman twelve years a complete invalid should have been made straight by touching the fringe of Christ's ooall In other words, while I -ds not believe that any of the so-called apocryphal New Testament is iLspired, I Del love much of it is true; Juntas I boilove a thousand books, none of which are divinely inspired. Much Of It was Just H'te Christ. Just as certain as the man Christ was the most of the time getting men on of trouble, I think that the boy Christ was the most of the time getting ooys out of trouble. I have declared to yon this day a boy's Christ. And the world wants such a sue. He did not sit around -moping over what was to be or what was. 'From the way to which natural objoct un- wreathod themselves Into his sermons after be had benone a man I concluded there was not a rock or a'hill or a cavern or a tree for -miles around tist he was not familiar with - to childhood. He had cautiously felt ills way down into the oaves and had with llthesmd agile limb gahsed a poise on many a high tree top. His boyhood was ' passed among -grand scenery as most all Mm great natures have passed early life - among the mountains. They may live now , on the flats, but they passed the noceptlve , days of lodhood among the hills. Among the mountains of Mew Hampshire or the '-, mountains of Virginia or the mountains of ' Kentucky or the mountains of Switzerland or Italy or Austria or Scotland,' or aioun ' tains as high and ragged as they, many of the world's thrllllug biographies began. Our Lord's boyhood was passed in a neigh borhood twelve hundred - font above the level of the sea, and surrounded ' by mountains five or six hundred feet still . higher. . Before It could shine on the Til lage where this boy slept the sun had to ' slimb far enough np to look over hill that held their heads far aloft. From yonder heigh t his eye at one sweep took In the mighty 1 ' sooop of the valleys and with another sweep took in the Mediterranean sea, and you hear the grandeur of the ollff s and the surge of - the great waters in his matchless sermonol-ogy- One day I see that divine boy, the ' wind flurry lnghls hair over his sun-browned forehead, standing on a bill-top looking off upon Lake Tiberias, on which at one time, according to profane history, 'are not four hundred but four thousand ships. Authors have taken pains to say that Christ was not affooted by these surroundings, and that he Uv-l from within, .lived outward and indepondont of circumstances. Ho far from that bolng true, he was the most sensitive being that ever walked the earth, and if a pale invalid's weak finger could not touch His robe with out strength going out from Him, those mountains and seas could not have touched His eye without Irradiating His entire nature with their magnificence. I warrant that He mounted and explored all the bins around Nazareth, among thorn Hermon with Its crystal coronot of perpetual snow, and Carmol and Tabor and Oilboa, and thoy all had their sublime echo in after time from the Oltvetio pulpit. And then It was not uncultivated gran- dour. These hills carried in tholr arms or on tholr backs gardens, groves, orchards, ter races, vineyards, cactus, sycamores. These outbranching foliages did not have to wait for the floods before their silence was bro ken, for through them and over them and In circles round them and under them were pelicans, wore thrushes, were sparrows, were nightingales, were larks, were quails, were blackbirds, were partridges, worebul- buls. Yonder the white flocks of sheep nowed down over the pasture lands. And yonder the brook rehearses to the pebbles its adventures down the rocky shelving. Yonder are the Orlontal homos, the house wife with pitcher on the shouldor entering the door, and down the lawn, in front chil dren reveling among the flaming flora. And all this spring and song and grass and sun shine and shadow woven into the most ex quisite nature that ever breathed or wept or sung or suffered. Through studying the sky between the hills Christ had nottoed the weather signs, and that a crimson sky at night meant dry weather next day, and that a crimson sky in the morning meant wet weather before night. And how beau tifully he made use of it In after years, at he drove down upon the pestiferous Phari see and Soddacee, by crying out: When it is evening ye say It will be fair weather, lor the sky is rod, and in the morning it will be foul weathor to-day, for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, yo can discern the face of the sky, but can vo not discern the signs of the times." , By day, as every boy has done, he watched the barnyard fowl at sight of ovor-swinging hawk clack her chickens undor wing and in after years he said: "O, Jorusalem, Jerusalem I How often would I have gathered thee as a hen gatherethher chickens under hor wing I" By night ho hod noticed his mother by ths plain candlo light which, as over and anon It was snuffed and the removed wick put down on the candlestick, beamed brightly through all tho family sitting-room as his mother was mending bis garments that had been torn duringtheday'swandcringamong the rocks or bushes, and years afterward it all came out in the smile of tho greutcstser mon ever preached : "Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushol, but in a candlestick, and it giveth light to all who are In the bouse. Let your light so shine." Borne time when his mother in the autumn took oat the clothes that had been put away for the summer he noticed how tho moth miller flew out and the coat dropped apart ruined and useless, and so twenty years of tor ho enjoined: "Lay up for yourselves treasures In Heaves, where neither moth nor rust can corrupt." His boyhood spontamong birds and flowers, they all caroled and bloomod again fifteen years after as he cries out: "Behold the fowls of the air." "Consider the lUlcs."- A great storm one day during Christ's boyhood blackened the heavens and angered the rivers. Perhaps standing la the door of the carpenter's shop he watched it gathering (sudor sod wilder until two cyclones, one sweeping down from Mount Tabor and the other from Mount Carmol, nwt In the valley of Esdraolon and two houses are caught in the fury and crash goes the one and trium phant stands the other, mad be noticed that one bad shifting sand for a foundation and the other an eternal rock for basis; and twenty years after be built tbo whole scene Into apororatlon of flood and whirlwind that setsod the audienoe and lifted them Into the heights of sublimity with the two great arms of pathos and terror, which sublime words I render, asking yon as far as possi ble to forgot that you ever heard them be fore: "Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, anddooth ttiom.l will liken hlra unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock; and tho rain descondod, and tlie floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; andltfcll not; for It was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and dooth them not, sail be likened onto a foolish man, which built his house upon tho sand: and tho rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that bouse; and It fell; and great waa the fall of It" Yes, from the naturalness, tho simplicity, the freshness, of His parables and similea snd metaphors in manhood discourse' I know that Ho had been a boy of the fields and had bathed fat the streams and heard the nightingales call, and broken through the flowery hedge and looked out of the embrasures of toe fortress, and drank from tho wolls and chased the butterflies, which travelers say have always been one of tho Hitting beauties of that landscape, and talked with the strange people of Damascus and Egypt and Happbons and Syria, who la caravans or on foot psssed through Els neighborhood, the dogs barking at their ap proach at sundown. As afterwards He was a perfect man, ia the tine of which I speak He was a perfect boy, with the spring of a boy's foot, the sparkle of a boy's eye, the rebound of a boy's life.snd Just the opposite of those Juveniles who -sit around morbid and nnelastio, old men -st ten. I warrant He was able to take His own part and to take the part of -others. In that village of Nasaroth I am certain there was what Is -found in all tie neighborhoods of the earth, that terror f children, the bully, Who seems bom to strike, to punch, to bruise, to overpower the less muscular and robust The Christ who afterward la no lloiitcd terms fle- Bounced hypocrite and Pharisee, I warrant, never let such Juvenile villain Impose upon less vigorous childhood and yet go unscathed and undefended. At ten years he was in sympathy with the underlings as he was at thirty and three, I want no further inspired. or uninspired information to persuade ma that ha was a splendid boy, a radiant boy, the grandest holiest mightiest boy of all the ages. Hence I commend him as a boy's Christ What multitudes between ten and fifteen years have found him out as the one Just suited by his own personal experienoe to help any boy. Let the world loot out bow It treads on a bov, for that very moment it treads on Christ Ton strike a boy, you strike Christ; yon Insult a boy, you insnlt Christ; you chest a boy, you cheat Christr It Is an awful and Infinite mistake to oome as far as manhood without a Christ when "here is a ' boy Christ That was one reason why, I suppose, that Jonathan Edwards, after wards the greatest American loglalan and preacher of bis time, became a Christian at seven years of age; and Robert Hall, who afterwords shook Christendom with his sacred eloquence, became a Christian at twelve years of age; and Isaac Watte, who divided with Charles Wesley the dominion of holy song, became a Christian at alae years of age; and If In any large religion assemblage it were asked that all the men and women who learned to love Christ before they- were fifteen years of age would please ' lift ' their right hand, there would be enough hands lifted to wave a coronation. What is true In a religious senso Is true in a secular sense. Thnn,ifivin. umaind hi school fellows ! with talents whlohin after years mode the ... . .7 t. ,v. world stare. Isaoo Newton, the boy, Dy driving pogs in the side of a house to mark the decline of the sun, evidenced a disposi tion towards the experiments whloh after wards showed the nations how the worlds swing. Robert Btophonson, the boy, with his kite on the commons experimented with eleotrio currents snd prophesied work which should yet make him Immortal. "Oct out of my way I" said a rough man to a boy, "got out of my way I what are you good for, anyhow!" The boy answered: "They make men out of such things as we are." Hear it, fathers, mothers! hear it philan thropists snd patriots! hoar It, all the young! The temporal and eternal destiny oftUomostof tho Inhabitants of this earth Is decided bofore fourteen years of age. Be hold the Naiareth Christ, the vlllugo Christ, the country Chrlsti the bpy Christ But having shown you the divine lad In the fields, I must show you him in the me chanic's shop. ' Joseph, his father, died very early, Immediately after the famous trip to the temple, and this lad had not only to sup port himself, but support his mother, and what that is some of you know. There is a royal race of boys on earth now doing the same thing. They wear no crown. They have no purple robe adroop from their shoulders. , The plain chair on which they sit la as much unlike a throne as any thing you can. Imagine, But Ood knows what they are doing and through what sacrifices they go, and through all eternity Ood will keep paying thorn for their filial behavior. Thoy shall get full measure ot reward, the measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over. They have their example In this boy Christ takingcareof bis mother. Ho had been taught the carpenter's trade by his fathor. The boy had done the plainer work at the shop while bis father had put on the finishing touches of the work. The boy also cleared away the chips and blocks, and shavings. He helped hold the different pieces of work while the father Joined them. In our day we have all kinds of mechanics, and the work Is dlvidod up among them. But to be carpenter In Christ's boyhood days meant to make plows, yokes, shovels, wagons, tables, chairs, sofas, houses and almost overy thing that was made. For tunate was it thst the boy had learned the trado, for when the head of tho family dies It is s grand thing to have the child able to tnko caro of himself and help take care of others. Now that Joseph,, the fathor, is dead, and tho responsibility of the family support comes down on this boy, I hear from morning to night his hammer pound ing, his saw vacillating, his axe descending, his gimlets boring, and standing amid the dust and debris of the shop I find the per piratinn gatherlnzon bis temples and notice the fatigue of hia arm, and as he stops a moment to rest I see him panting, his hand goes forth In the momlng loadod with Im plements of work heavier than any modern kit of tools. Under the tropical sun he swelters. Lifting, nulling, adjusting, cleav ing, splitting all day long. At fcightfall he goes home to the plain supper provided by bis mother and sits down too tired to talk. Work! work I work! You can not toll Christ anything now about blistered hands or ach ing ankles or bruised fingers or stiff joint orrt'ilng in the morning ea tired as when you "laid down. While yet a boy he knew it ell, be felt It all, he suffered it olL The boy carpenter I The boy wagon maker 1 The bov house-feulldorl O Christ, we have seen Thee when full grown in Pilate's pe!ice court room, we have seen Thee when full grown tkou wert assassinated on Golgotha but 0 Christ, lot all the weary artisans and mechanic of the earOi see Thee while yet undersued and arms sot yet muscularized. and with the nndrveloped strength of Juvootscence trying to take Toy father' place in gaining the livelihood for the family. BSt, having soon 'Christ, the 'boy of the fields and the boy it the mechin lu's shop, I show you a more marvelous eccne, Christ, ths smooth browrd lad among the long. bobrdod, white-haired, high tore-hooded ec- clMlastics of tbo Temple. , Hundreds of thousands Of straagers hod crmo to Jerusa lem to keep a great religious festival. After the hospital bonus were crowded with vis - tiors, the tests were spread all around the city to shelter hi men e throngs of strangers. -3t was very -eaoy among tun vwt throngs coming astd glng to lose a child. More than two milltra peoplo have bona known to gather at Jerusalem for that national feast You must not think of those regions a sparsely settl'd. The ancient t-ristorlan Jo sepbus says that there were in Galilee two hundred .elites, the smaller' of them containing if teen thousand people. No wonder that amid the crowds at the time spoken of -Jesus the hoy was lost His parrot, browing that he was mature enough ant agile enough to take care of himself, an on their way horn e without any anxiety, (opposing that their boy Is coming with semeiof the groups. But after awhile thoy suspect he Is lost and with flushed cheek and a terrorised 'l-Kk they rush this way aad that, saying: "Have you seen any tiling of my boy I He Is twelve years of ago. of fair connexion, and Jias blue eyes and s obnrnhstr. Haveyoa soon 'him since we lc the city!" Back tboy go In hot haste, in ana out tne streets, in and out taopri v ate houses and among tho surrounding hi ilia For three days taey search and In qi lire, wontVering if ho has b-scn trampled under foot of some of-too throngs or has ventured as the cliffs or fallen off a pred ptiw. 8end through all Uo streets and lanes of the elty and among all the surround ing hills that most dlsniol sound, "A lust child! A .'lest child!" And lo, after three as ye tnry OMcover mm is the great temple. seahnd atnoag the mightiest religionist of all the wort. The walls of no otiier build- lag ever toeked down an such a soma. ehlld twelve years old surrounded byeep- lungonanana, ne asuing.kls own questions and answering their, let me introduce you to some of theee ecclesiastic. This 1 the great Rabbin Blmeon I This is the ven erable HllleXI This Is tbef smous Bhammai i Tnese are the son of the distinguished Betlrah. What can this twelve rear lad teaoh them, or what question can be ask ortny thetriwgltatlonf Ah. the first time in ail weir eves tneoo -.religionist hsve found their match and "mare than their aiatcn. Tnougn soyoung.heknewallabout oat ramou l ample under whose roof they held that most wonderful. discussion of all history. He knew the meaning of every m by err aacnnoa, or avoir golden casaiosucK, oi every embroidered curtain, of every crumsef shrew bread, of every drop of oil in that sacred edlflo. He knew all about Ood. He knew all nboatman. He anew ail about Heaven, tot Hecame from it He knew all about this world, far He made it He knew all world, for ther were enlv the sparkling morning dewdrops on the lawn in front of His heavenly palace, Pnt these even Bible words la a wreath of emphasis i "Both hearing them and asking them ques tions." . ; - , I am not so mnoh interested in the tlons they asked Him as in the auesttons Hs asked them. He asked the questions aot to I ' get information from the doctors, for a knew it oireaay, out to numDie tnem vj showing them the height, depth, and length, I and breadth of their own Ignorance. While J the radiant boy thrusts these solf-concelted ' philosophers with the Interrogation point, taoy pub wio lurounyer ox wie riKui. uu w the temple as though to start their thought lntomore vigor, and then they would wrinkle fhAfi hrnwe and than hv aVinntiitA ellsnce or lni positive Words confess their Incapacity to answer the interrogatory. With any one of j hundred questions about theology, about philosophy, about astronomy, about time, about eternity. He may havo balkod thorn, disconcerted them, flung them flat Behold the boy Christ asking questions, and listen when your child asks questions. Ho has the right to ask them. Alas for the stupidity of the child without inqulsitivcness I It is Christ-like to ask questions. Answorthemlf you can. Do not say : "I can't be bothered now." It is your place to be bothered with questions. If you are not able to answer, surrender, and conrcss your incapacity, as I . j, v . 1 1 .i n . i i i -1 i trill I nave no uuuut uiu luiuuiu ounoua bdu xiuiol i and Bhammai and the bohs of Betlrah whon that splendid boy, sitting or standing there with a garment reaching from nock to ankle, and girdled at tho waist, put them to tbelr vory wit's end. It is no disgrace to say, "I don't know." The learned doctors who environed Christ that day In the Temple did not know or they would not have asked Ulm any questions, The only being in the universe who never needs to say, "I do not know" is the Lord Almighty. The fact that they did not know sant Keppler and Cuvier and Columbus and Humboldt and Horschel and Morse and Sir William, Hamilton, and all the other of the world's mightiest natures into their lire long explorations. ' Telcsdope and microscope, and stethoscope and electric battery, and all the scientific apparatus of all the ages sre only questions asked at tho door of mystery. Behold this Nazarene lad asking questions, giving everlasting dignity to earnest Inter rogation. But while Tom the old theologians stand ing around the boy Christ I am impressed as never before with the Tact that what tne Ology most wants is more of childish sim plicity. Tho world end tho church have built up Immense systems of theology. Half of them try to tell what Ood thought, what Ood planned, whnt Ood did nve hundred million years before tho small star on which we live was created. I have had many a sound sleep Wider sermons about the decrees of Ood and tho eternal genera tion of the Bon, and discourses showing who Melchlscdck wosn t, and I give fair warning that If any minister ever begins s sermon on such a subject in my presence. I will put my head down on the pew in front nnd go into the deepest slumber I can roach. Wickod wsste of time, this trying to scale the unscalable and fathom the unfathomable while the na tions want the bread of life, and to be told how they can get rid of their sins and their sorrows. Whv should Sou and I porplox ourselves about the decrees of God! Mind your own business and Uod will take care of Hla. In tho conduct jf the universe I think He will somehow manago to get along with out us. If you want to love and servo Ood, and be coed and useful and get to Heaven, I warrant 'that nothing which occurred eiirht hundred aulntllllon of years ago will hinder vou a minute. It is not the decrees of Ood thst do us any barm, It is our own decrees of sin end folly. You need not fo any further back In history than abwit l,fi years. You see this is the yesf 1889. Christ died about thirty-three years eVf aire. You subtract thirty-three from 188B and that mane it oniy i.vn Jre, That Is as far back -as you need to go. Something occurred on that day under an eclipsed sun that set us all forevor free, it with our whole heart and life we accept the tremendous proffer. Do not lot the Presby terian church or the Methodist church or the Lutheran church or the Baptist church or any of the other evangelical rhurohe spend any time In trying to fix up old creeds, all of them Imperfect as every thing man does is Imperfect I move a new creed for all the evangelical churches 'of christen dom, only three articles in the creed, and no need of any more. If I had all the consecrated people ot all denomination of the earth on one great plain, and hod voice loud enough to put it to a vote that creed of three articles would be adopted with a unanimous vere and a thundoring ave that would make the earth quake and the heavens ring with hosanna This Is the creed I propose for all Christendom: Article First-'Ood so loved the world that He rave Ilis only begotten Bon that whosoever bclltveth in Him should not nnrhih but have everlasting lifts." Article 8easd-"Thls is a faithful saving and worthy 'of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came h to the world to save sinners, sen the cliikt." Article Third "Worthy is the Lsmb that was Slain ts roreive blessing and riches snd onor and dorv and power, world without end. Amsi" But you go to tinkering up your old creeds and rnatohinff raid splicing and interlining and annnxing and subtracting and adding and 'explaining rand you win lose iimeenu mskeyourself a target for oarth and hell to gon WJ1Q WJ Hv shoot at. Lot us have creeds not fashioned I I . . -r. shoot at. Let us hove out of human I ngonultlesbut out of serlptur al lthr-.umnlnffT - nnA all the guns of bombard- mrnit hlurlno- fmm nil the OOTt holes Of In fldolltr and D-. nlltlnn will not in a thousand years knock ( iff the churoh of Ood a splinter as big as a ca mbrlo needle. 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