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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY. Echoes of Religious Thought. BY W. K. Azbill. God sons our fellowmen Save them from every sin - Make them thine own; From heaven, thy dwelling place Look on our helpless race, Save them through Jesus' grace. Thou Holy Une. Teach us to know thy word, O, thou our only Lord Thy will be done Bid all our strifes to cease, Let ChrUtain love Increase, Give us thine own sweet peace, Oh, Make us One. "Whatsoever you would not that men should do to you, do you not to them." Confucius. "Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them." Jesus. When the priest and the Levite, on the way to Jericho, passed by their unfortunate countryman with out showing any indignity or ad ding any thing to his discomfort as they would not have liked an other to do to them they were within the requirement of the gold en rule of Confucius ; but when the Good Samaritan took him up and carried him on his own beast to an inn, and provided for the suffer er's cure, keep and comfort, he was within the requirement of the Golden Rule of Jesus, The disciple of Confucius is taught to refrain from evil; the disciple of Christ is urged to do good. The one way may be good, though there are times when non-interference is a crime; but the other is far better, and not only justifies but requires intervention for tne welfare of the abused. SSI VS 58 The contentions of the "higher critics," and all the other critics, continue without abatement, espe cially in the religious journals ; and one ' of the striking things about these contentions is the persistence with which the critics misunder stand one another. From ages long gone the devoutest of Christian men have taken the lead in the higher Biblical criticism, which re lates to the composition of docu ments, rather than to the thought which they contain yet, there is a disposition in a certain quarter to regard all higher crit icism and all higher critics as skeptics and as destroyers of the Bible. On the other hand, dur ing recent years, a studious but reckless tribe of literary critics has arisen whose succeeding genera tions are kept busy pointing out the mistakes of their ancestors, and who seem disposed to take to them selves the honor of being the only higher critics. Every week brings items and comments on "the latest trend," or "the most recent point of view," or "the results of the final findings" of the most enlightened critics, which greatly modify or else completely upset the profoundest theories of the previous week. In the meanwhile, the Bible and faith in the Bible remain undisturbed, not because the believers are either ignorant or indifferent, but because it has come to be understood that the critics have yet a good deal to do before they can pronounce a final judgment. 58 - MS The May number of the 'Hoini letic Rcviczv has an able paper from the pen of Prof. Charles M. Mead, D.D., New Haven, Conn., on Ten dencies of Recent Tltcistic Thought, in which ( i ) The scientific founda tion of theistic belief itself, (2) The Divine personality, and (3) The moral character as an im portant part of the Divine personal ity, are the chief points discussed. On the first point evolution is con sidered to have an important bear ing. There are two types of evolu tionists ; the theistic and the atheis tic. The theistic define evolution as the divine method of working; the atheistic define it as a process of development which dispenses with the divine altogether. This view the learned professor disposes of with a rcductio ad absurdum, yet he admits that evolution has modi fied the old theology, though it has not extirpated it. The following two sentences embody the main thought of this section of his paper : "It (evolution) has compelled us to lay less stress on individual adapta tions of means to ends; but it has all the more compelled us to in quire for the purposes of the whole process, and to believe there is, such a purpose, even if it is not yet fully discovered. Evolution has tended to make natural theol ogy less an accumulation of dis tinct arguments, ; and has forced theologians to lay stress on the deeper principle which un derlies all the arguments the na tural and irrepressable feeling that there must be a reason for all things, and that the reason must be found in a reasonable person." M S& In America as well as in England a good deal is being written, chiefly in the religious press, in remon strance against the publication of Sunday papers. Those who make a plea for a day of rest have the better part of the contention; but they should object also to the Mon day morning paper which must be edited and printed in the end of "the Lord's day." The Evangelical Messenger, Cleveland, remarks that "what is a good argument for the Sunday newspaper, is good for other forms of Sabbath desecra tion," seeming to forget that it is not the reading of a paper on Sun day or any other clay that defiles a man or desecrates a day, but the contents of the paper read. The Commonwealth, Philidelphia, with reference to the difficulty of pre serving the reverent and spiritual life, and the withstanding of the pressure of the world upon the church, adds wisely that "new diffi culties and dangers do not imply that Christianity will suffer defeat ; they rather call for a more pro nounced and aggressive attitude towards everything that opposes and hinders the kingdom of God." It might be added that it is needful for the church to pass through every possible phase of trial and danger for the development of every possi ble virtue and grace. The British-flmeriean Steamship Line. Freight contracted through from any point In the United States to the Hawaiian Islunds In connection with the Great Northern, Northern Pacific or Canadian Pacific Railways. Month ly service from Seattle and Tacoma with our new A-l, 6000 ton steamer, the "Port Albert." The International Lesson Para phrased. Colossians 3:1-15. 1. If you then were raised out of ' the water of your baptism (see v. 12) as Christ arose from the grave, and are identified with Christ in the new life, which is endless, aim to make the seat of Christ at the right hand of the Throne of the Universe your view point, and 2. Let your emotions arise from this superior view of human life, and not from any narrow or selfish view ; 3. For you are dead to all mo tives save those which control the life of Christ and your life is merg ed with Christ's in the Deity him self. 4. When Christ shall appear, whose life is henceforth identical with ours in nature and purpose, then God also shall appear with him in the glory of the triumph and supremacy of the right and the , good. 5. Therefore, you should kill every low and degrading desire of the flesh, as fornication, unclean- 1 ness, passion, evil desire, and cove- ' tousness which is a form of idol- ' atry (as it indicates a trust in worldly possessions instead of faith in God who promises to provide) ; 6. On which account, according ' to the creative arrangements of the natural as well as the spiritual world, hardships fall upon the dis obedient ; 7. In which course of disobe dience you were walking before you renounced the worldly and selfish ' life and adopted the Christ's idea of life. 1 8. 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