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WORDS FROM PULPITS
DR. GRAY'S PATRIOTIC SERMON
AT ST. PAUL'S
HEARING WITNESS TO CHRIST
■Or. Wendte Talks on Unitarian Beliefs
and Principles—David Walk on
"Deep Sea Soundings"
At St. Paul's Episcopal church yester
day morning Rev. John Gray took his text
from Exodus 111, 15: "The Lord is a man of
war."
"Thus," said the preacher, "Moses, the
meek, describes the Lord Jehovah, as he
recounts the victory of the bondmen of
Egypt over Pharaoh and his hosts. A
righteous cause ln any age is God's cause,
and when the unrighteous will not forsake
his unrighteousness, the peace of God Is
against him, but the eye of his leadership
Is over him that doeth righteously. There
Is a God of battles as well as a God of
peace.
"If the Lord is a man of war, Is our
cause his causo ln this present appeal to
arms?" Is God saying to our old and an
cient nations, 'Let my people go,' for all
people become God's people when they ore
oppressed by their own rulers? It Is not a
question whether the oppressed is ignor
ant or feeble or depraved. Ignorance Is the
offspring of oppression; feebleness is the
child of bondage, and depravity is but the
vicious pattern copied from a wicked su
perior. It is a question of what is right.
To fail to perform a righteous act for fear
of difficult consequences Is the attitude of
moral cowardice, unworthy of a true man,
and thrice unworthy of a great and justice
loving nature.
"The attitude of these United States in
this present unhappy and deplorable strife
strikes me as capable of demonstrating the
highest witness of heaven's justice and
THE PATTIOTIC SERMON AT ST. PAUL'S
God's righteousness. If the rescue of the
suffering, the liberty of the oppressed and
deliverance from cruelties numberless,
long-continued and unnamable are the
cause of God, then He is with us, and we
are with Htm. Rarely Is It granted to a
nation to wage a contest where these prin
ciples are so clearly defined. By the proc
lamation of the president of this nation,
we seek not our own, we ask not for our
selves; we ask for others that they may
be free to enjoy their God-given rights.
We fight for them, and God grant a speedy
triumph for the right! In actions thus no
ble I believe we shall not be without our
reward. We have been acquiring lands
and possessions in our own country with
startling rapidity and In frequently ques
tionable means. We have turned our na
tional life into a great competitive mass,
where the weak are weakening and the
strong are strengthening. We have laid
by the sturdy virtues of our forefathers
and lived too much in the light of our
own eyes. Class consciousness has been
swelling itself with a great pride in many
of the great centers of our population, but
now we hear a voice telling us not to ac
cumulate more lands, to possess new do
main, but to give a land to those to whom
by right it now belongs. To this call the
rich and the poor are alike responding.
Humanity's wrongs can open our coffers
and ask for the strong right arm and the
answer comes: 'Here am I.'
"If we give ourselves for others, will
not God pour Into our nation's bosom the
undivided affection and loyalty of all her
children, so that refreshed, strengthened
and purified ln the refining crucible of na
tional self-forgetfulness for tho sake of a
suffering and oppressed people, Colum
bia's stars shall shine with a new lustre,
roflected from the orb of heaven, where
dwelleth that God whose throne is right
eousness and justice."
THE ROYAL BANNER
Rev. Hugh Walker at the First Pres
byterian Church
The Rev. Hugh K. Walker of Immanue.l
church preached ln the First church, cor
ner of Flgueroa and Twentieth streets,
yesterday morning. He took for his text
Psalms xx:s: "And in the name of our God
we will set up our banner."
It Is because of the sentiment represent
ed that the old flag is so dear to us. The
Star Spangled Banner is but the outward
symbol of our national unity, of all that
is near and dear to the American heart.
The church as well as the state needs ex
ternal symbols. There must be something
around which Christians may rally. We
have our ensigns and our banners and in
the name of our God we set them up today.
Upon the first of these banners may be
Inscribed "The Unseen and the Eternal."
In this day of materialistic splendor we are
apt to forget that the things that are seen
are temporal. We gauge even the strength
of churches by numerical and financial
measurements.
Keep ever floating before the
banner with_ this device: "Live for
the Unseen and the Eternal."
And upon another banner should be
Itamped In living letters: "The Word of
God Is not Bound." Let none treat the
book of Jehovah with irreverence. Higher
criticism will doubtless do some good, but
It has already resulted In much harm. The
light and flippant treatment of the Bible
has produced not only a spirit of irrever
ence but has disturbed the faith of many
souls. We do not denounce such
men. Far from It. Some of them
are our best and dearest friends,
and we love them, even though we cannot
see "eye to eye and face to face."
But the happiest and moust useful Chris
tian Is one who can say of the doctrines
of Gad's word. "All these things, I stead
fastly believe." He Is a solid, substantial,
compact, concentrated Christian. He
in whom he has believed. He carries
aloft the blessed banner, "The word of
God, the only infallible rule of faith and
life."
And upon a third banner should be in
scribed these inspiring words: "Jesus
Christ, the only begotten son of
God." The mysteries of the incarnation
and redemption are mysteries only because
of our view point, because of our limita
tions, our short-sighted vision. Do not be
afraid of being called traditionalists and
old-fashioned Christians. A homestead Is
all the more valued because It is our's by
tradition, "handed down" from father to
son. We are proud to inherit the glorious
past. Do not be scared by the wild shout
of "Dogma, dogma." In spite of the
scorn of so-called liberals, the dogma Is
crystallized doctrine. It Is the diamond,
while current opinion is but charcoal.
Hold to the old views of Christ's person
and work. Inscribe on one of your ban
ners, "Christ, the only begotten son of
God." It Is all right to "ring out the old.
ring In the new," if while you are doing it
you also remember to "ring out the false,
ring ln the true." God will bless the church
who will set up these three banners.
FOURTH CONGREGATIONAL
Burt Estes Howard on the Truest
Spiritual Life
Rev. Burt Estes Howard, pastor of the
Fourth Congregational church, took his
text yesterday from Cor. iv, 8: "For the
things which are seen are temporal, but
the things which are unseen are eternal."
"The aim of the world," said the speak
er, "has been too much directed toward
condition and not enough toward charac
ter. We have sought luxurious environ
ment and ease, but not that more leisure
might be obtained to develop the real man.
We have improved the tool with which
men work, but it is a question sometimes
whether we have Improved the man him
self. The spirit is that which gets into
the root of life and grips motives and con
victions and the great living thought cen
ters that make the real man, and then is
when our life must be developed and nur
tured. It cannot be huilded out of cir
cumstance and condition, nor what we
own, but what we have taken into our
selves.
"The soul that has come to seek and to
see the spiritual Is already ln heaven, and
to master spiritual things Is already to
live In the eternities. The passing of a soul
that has learned to see the real in the
midst of earth's forces is but the passing
nearer to the things but dimly perceived.
It is the blending of life's fullness with
God's vastness, quietly and softly, like the
shading of day Into night."
CHURCH OF CHRIST
,
Rev. David Walk Preaches on Deep
Sea Soundings
David Walk, in the Church of Christ, on
Eighth street, near Central avenue, deliv
ered the -second of a series of three ser
mons on the first three verses of the Nine
ty-second psalm. In any worthy concep
tion of Christian service breadth and depth
are opposed to narrowness and shallow
ness. Depth of soil is essential to vegeta
ble growth. The seed on the rock failed
because of thinness of soil. An instru
ment of ten strings is suggestive of
breadth. In breadth and depth there is
the assurance of vigorous growth. The
prayer of Paul in behalf of certain prim
itive disciples needs to be laid to heart
in these days: "And the God of peace
Himself sanctify you wholly; and may
your spirit and soul and body be preserved
entire, without blame at the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ." In this prayer is in
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volved a profound conception of the true
spiritual life. He prayed that Christ might
dwell in the hearts of the people of God
by faith to the end that they, being rooted
and grounded ln love, might be strong to
apprehend with ail the saints what Is the
breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ which
passeth knowledge, that they might be
filled with all the fullness of God.
In all that constitutes the Christian life
there must be the absorption of the whole
nature. Ten strings would amount to
nothing, neither would the figure have any
significance, unless they all should be
used. The word of God looks to the health
ful activity of every faculty and to the
symmetrical development of every soul.
Such training would prove the death of
every species and variety of crankiness
and hobby riding. It would do away with
all manner of religious fads and the In
creasing brood of partial, lop-sided and
half-made-up professors who imagine they
have a "mission.'' The ostontatious ex
ploiting of limp-bound Bibles is not equiv
alent to wholeness of Scriptural educa
tion. Religious spasms, emotional con
versions and cataleptical hysteria are In
dicative of spiritual shallowness. Ephraim
Is described by the prophet as "a cake not
turned"—that Is, a cake only half-baked.
Half truths are more dangerous than whole
lies. Every Scripture inspired of God is
profitable for teaching, that the man of
God may be complete.
UNION PRESBYTERIAN SERVICE
Held Last Evening at the New First
Presbyterian Church
A union service of all the Presbyterian
churches of this city took place last night
at the First Presbyterian (formerly the
Westminster) church, corner of Flgueroa
and Twentieth streets. Rev. J. H. Stew
art, moderator of the Presbyterian church
and pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, presided. There were also present
Rev. Hugh K. Walker of Immanuel church,
who preached a sermon on Presbyterian
ism and the great work of that church;
Rev. C. M. Fisher of Grand View, Rev. Mr.
Laverty of the Second Presbyterian
church, Rev. Mcßae of the Third Presby
terian church. Revs. Messrs. Newell of
Bethesda and Bethsaida, Revs. Messrs.
Merwln of Bethany and Bethlehem, Rev.
Mr. Lewis of the Church of the Redeemer,
Rev. Jones of Central church, and Rev. Mr.
Farriner of the Boyle Heights church, who
made short addresses. A collection was
taken up after the services for the pur
pose of refurnishing the First Presbyteri
an church, which, judging from the very
large number of those present and the
alacrity with which the call for aid was re
sponded to, will materially help to fulfill
its object.
UNIVERSALISTS
Dr. Shinn Preaches the Fourth Anni
versary Sermon
Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of
the organization of the t'nlversallst church
In this city. At the organization on the
lirst Sunday in May, 1894, Rev. Q. H. Shinn,
D.D.. general missionary, was present and
assisted the pastor, Rev. A. A. Rica. Rev.
Dr. Hanson was also present and took
part. Dr. Shinn preached the sermon yes
terday morning, his texts being James 1,17,
Rom. Vlli, 3S-39, Hebrews xii, 7-11.
"These passages," said the speaker, "de
clare—lf we accept John's definition of
God— that love never changes. Love never
lets go. Love punishes to cure. I see not
how any one can believe these throe things
about love without being a t'nlversallst.
What will God do with people who go into
the future uncured? Old orthodoxy an
swers: 'He will send them to an eternal
penitentiary." New orthodoxy answers:
'He will let them get beyond his reach, be
come eternal anarchists.' Universalism
answers: 'He will cure them.' And for
these reasons: 1. He wants to cure them.
2. He can. 3. He has the means. 4. He
has the time. Calvinism says: 'He can,
hut does not want to cure them.' Armln
ianlsm says: 'He wants to cure them but
he can't.' Universalism says: 'He wants
to and can. Not against, but by their
wills.' "
PRINCIPLES AND BELIEFS
Dr. Wendte at the Church of the
Unity
Rev. C. W. Wendte preached at the
Church of the Unity yesterday on "Unitar
ian Principles and Beliefs." He said, ln
substance:
"Our principles are:
"1. Truth for authority, not authority
for truth.
"2. Perfect freedom of inquiry is as
necessary in religion as in science.
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"3. No one ought even to try to believe
what Is contrary to reason.
"4. No creed can contain the whole, or
even the most important part, of re
ligion.
"5. Character is more than belief or pro
fession.
"«. Sincerity Is salvation."
Concerning the beliefs of Unitarians. Mr.
Wendte affirmed that they may be summed
up ln the following statement:
"We believe in God, the One, the Eternal,
the Life and the Light and the Law and
the Love indwelling in all things.
"We believe in the soul and its/kinship
with God.
"We believe in the universe as beautiful,
beneficent, unchanging order.
"We believe in evolution as the Life of
God, unfolding itself in the universe,
through rock, flower, brute, ascending to
man, and to higher man, and to higher
than man.
"And, therefore, we believe In Incarna
tion—God manifest In the flesh: manifest
ln all men, and most in the heroes and
prophets and saints of the race; manifest
in Jesus as 'one man true to wnat is ln you
and In me.'
"We believe ln Vicarious Atonement as
God's method of lifting the races to nobler
and happier life by so tnterknlttlng their
members in Joy and in pain that nothing
can live and nothing can die to Itself,
Jesus' death on the cross being one glori
ous type of this universal law.
"We believe In conscience as the voice of
the 'Ought,' God's Ought in the individual
soul.
"We believe ln prayer as the soul's con
scious communion with the indwelling God.
"We believe In Inspiration as the in
streaming Into the soul of light and power
from God. In the Bibles of man, old Scrip
tures and new, we see records of such in
spiration.
"We believe in deathlessness—in the Im
possibility of extinction of the soul that
partakes ln its nature of the nature of
God.
"We believe in the law of cause and effect
in this life and in all lives: that good and
evil invariably carry their own recom
pense, 'no good thing being failure, and no
evil thing success.'
"W>e believe that all things work togeth
er for the victory of good.
"For this great faith of ours men have
been In prisons and suffered and died, that
we might be free to believe it. Today we
are free to believe It. but ln many
places—yes. in most—it Is little understood,
often spoken against. That gives us some
thing to do for the faith. We should stand
for it frankly and loyally and intelligently,
that others may the sooner learn what It
Is and share in Its blessings."
In conclusion Mr. Wendto spoke of the
great opportunities and encouragements
now offered for tho extension of this form
of rational and spiritual Christianity.
BEARING WITNESS TO CHRIST
Rev. A. C. Smither at the First Chris
tian. Church
Rev. A. C. Smither preached at the First
Christian church last night upon "The
Scriptures Bearing Relation to Christ,"
from the text: "And these are they which
bear witness of Me"—John v:39. In this
Scripture, said the speaker, is found the
purpose for which the word of God was
written. It was not intended for a man
ual on geology, even though it records the
creation of tho earth. It is not designed
for a volume on science, though often such
It Is supposed to be. It Is not a historical
record, though It contains an account, oT
God's dealing with man. It Is not a book
of law, though the Mosaic law Is tho voice
of all modern jurisprudence. A failure to
understand the purpose for which this
book was written has led to great confu
sion ln understanding Its sacred contents.
Universal Brotherhod
' The Universal Brotherhood was favored
with an Interesting lecture by Miss Wilkin
son on the subject of "Progress." She said,
in part: "We cannot live nor die alone,
and we cannot progress alone, for our acts
and thoughts must inevitably afflict for
good or ill every one we come In contact
with. Knowing this, how much more
potent Is It If we conscientiously try to help
others? The brotherhood of man is
awakening in the hearts of all, and one of
tho most significant facts in this connection
Is the present war, which is undertaken
for humanity and not revenge. This is an
Important point and must be emphasized,
for hatred ceases not by hatred, but by
love, and we cannot Instill this principle
FUNERAL NOTICE
The funeral of the late Clyde H. Boswell
will take place Tuesday morning, May 3rd,
at 10 o'clock, from the family residence, 936
East Pico street. Friends Invited.
too strongly In the minds of all young
people."
Gold in the Southern Counties
The official record of the output of gold
for 1597 in California was $15,181,401, or
$1,310,161 less than ln IS9«. The yield of sli
ver, which has always cut a very' small
figure in this state, was $432,788, an In
crease of $30,325. Los Angeles county pro
duced of gold $40,098, Riverside $147,227, San
Diego $592,326, San Bernardino $100,373, and
in Orange and Ventura counties there was
no output of precious metals.
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