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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY. Echoes of Religious Thought. Minister for Konn. By W. K. azbill. "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." That is, be superior to the provocations of evil words and evil deeds of vi cious persons, as one who is wholly of a different spirit. "jjc ye angiy, uui sin not; let not me sun go uoun on tny WKllii. inis implies Wai u is not wiong, out cnai ii is nazal uuiis 10 ue augiy. un one occasion Jesus cm ist looked arouuu on ins assail ants witn anger; uut He spoke to tneni with tlie utmost moderation. Xs Vs "If it be possible, as much as lyeth in you, live peaceably with all men," says the Apostle. By which he seems to admit that it is nut al ways possible to avoid pamtul dif ferences. But the injunction re quires the utmost concession and patience with those even who vex us most. fft 8i "If a man smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also," has always been regarded as a hard precept to follow. Jesus illustrated this teaching when, on his trial be fore the High Priest, a soldier smote him on the face. He said: "If I have spoken evil, (they were before a court) testify of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me?" There is not the slightest sugges tion of ill will in this response to one of the sorest provocations a prisoner was ever obliged to bear. There are these two ways at least of viewing "the progress of reve lation." i. That the all-views em bracing thoughts of God, expressed in olden times in the best available means of expressing thought, are daily coming more and more with in the comprehension of mankind, as godly persons, through know ledge and experience gradually ap proach the divine point of view. 2. That the Holy Spirit, dwelling within godly people from age to age, is giving to mankind, 'here a little and there a little,' such no tions as are adapted to the wants of the race at each step of its pro gress revelations which are to su persede other revelations that have served their purpose and their day. The first view seems to be in better accord with the omniscience of God, the nature of man, and the known history of the progress of religious thought. & l The Rev. C. B. Pitblado, pastor of one of the leading Presbyterian churches in Winnipeg, Canada now in Honolulu on his return from India, China and Japan, having visited the missions of his own de nomination, especially in India, and having made careful inquiries into the work of missionaries, bears testimony to the great improvement in sentiments touching Christian ity. In towns and villages where a few years ago the Evangelists were refused admission, they are now welcomed by the natives; and in Government official reports where their work was in the be ginning sneered at, there are now frequent kind and most favorable references to the salutary results ci their preaching and their charitable institutions. !g fe' Vi Dr. Briggs still manages to keep himself in the storm-center of -c-clesiastic controversy. His ordina tion to the priesthood of the Epis copal church is provoking as much contention as did his occupancy of a Professor's chair in the Theolo gical Seminary. The confusing and misleading thing in all this Brigg's literature is the side issue which has been the same from the first, and which causes nine-tenths of the irritation, namely, as to whether the Doctor is right in forcing him self into the position of a reprc- 1 sentative of men and women who do not think as he thinks. After 1 all that has been written about lib erty of conscience and freedom of thought and of speech, it is doubt ful if many opponents of his could be found who really wish to ab ridge his liberty as a thinker. What they do object to is that he shall pose as an accredited teacher in their communion, since his ideas do not fairly represent the ideas of the constituency in whose name he proposes to sit in the class-room or to stand in the pulpit. 1 he Church and marriage. The indecent haste of certain prominent New York society peo ple in getting married again im mediately after being divorced, and the readiness with which the courts grant divorces to those in the "up-per-tendom," has recently called forth a storm of indignation from the religious press of Ameri ca. Catholics, Protestants, and Jews alike condemn the prevailing disregard for marrige bonds; and the need of a uniform law in the United States regulating marriage and divorce, is dwelt on in many of the papers. The moral right of divorced persons to marry other persons than those from whom they are divorced is discussed with reference to the New Testament in junction, "Let them be reconciled, etc.," or "let them remain unmar ried;" and even the Reform Advo cate (Jewish, Chicago), refers to such marriages as "in open contra vention of the higher law of moral ity." It is also charged that minis ters of religion are not sufficiently careful to inquire into the proprie ty of solemnizing marriages in doubtful cases. Five years ago Miss Alice Beard came from her home in Modesto, California, to Honolulu; and, iden tifying herself with the Christian Church in this city, she rendered valuable service in the Sunday school and otherwise. After two years she went to North Kona for a change and rest, and seeing the need ot Christian work there, she uudeitook to sunt and maintain a aunuay school 111c woik Ucguii incic itt, upon iiv-i nanus, and ihii me ciiu ui cciuuii eunuiuu Lions lioni lueiiiucis ui me 1101101U u cnnicii una 111c niiiig-iiiiineu in ivuiiu, uiu cineny wan nci own means, sue eiecied a nuiise 01 wor smp ami mine a mission couage. ..Auout a yeai ago she uiougnc out ii'oin Japan an evangelist ami ilia wne to uiuor among tnose ol ins own nation on tne plantations whcie she adequately suppoited him. Now through her Uuerality, the Rev. 1'. Al. bnodgrass, ol ls.1111 beran Heights, lenn., who arrived on the Done last week, is now on his way to take charge of this mis sion and as it is the first permanent outpost of the Honolulu congrega tion of Disciples, the churcn and Miss Beard are to be congratulated upon the immediate prospect of regular and persistent work in this increasingly important field. Pro and Con, The British-flmeriean Steamship Line. Freight contracted through from any point In the United States to the Hawaiian Islands 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." A "Dictionary of the Bible," in tended to take the place of "Smith's Bible Dictionary" whose articles were written by conservative schol ars, is being published in Edinburg under the management of James Hastings, editor of "The Exposi tory Times." Prof. J. W. McGar vey, President of '1 he Bible Col lege in Kentucky University, re prints a commendatory notice of the new work in his "Biblical Criti cisms," and paraphrases it as fol lows: "With such a work as this in his library, a minister will find himself pretty well equipped for the study of the Bible. It is the kind of a book that is valuable in the library of a student of the Bible, and we most heartily commend it to that class. It is a compendium of the latest and most reliable informa tion on Biblical themes, by the ablest scholars, who have availed themselves of the results of modern researches. Higher praise than this would be difficult to give to such a work." "I would amend this commenda tion by saying, It is a compendium of the latest and (reliable informa tion on Biblical themes, by able scholars who have accepted the conjectures of modern rationalistic writers. It is the kind of a book that ought not to be in a preacher's library, unless he has carefully stu died modern criticism, and has learned how to distinguish between the true and the false on the subject." For further information apply to flenpy Waterhouse & Co., GENERA L AGENTS. QUEEN STREET. Telephone 313. The Bank of Jlauiaii L.1MMED. Incorporated Under the Laws of the Republic of Hawaii. 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