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I How Can God
I Declare One
I Righteous Who Is
I Not Righteous?
w Superintendent of Men
X Moodf Bible Institute. Cbicata
TEXT Therefore being Justified by
faitH. we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5;L
The word Justi
fy means to reck-
on . or declare
righteous. For
giveness is a neg
ative term, mean
ing to ; put away
or remit. Justifi
cation Is a posi
tive act, and
means not simply
forgiving the sin
ner, or letting
him off from the
punishment which
he deserves, but
declaring him
righteous (Rom.
v.-K-K-.v.-. "-X . .vN-jv
How can God reckon one righteous
who is not righteous? This is a fair
question and we must face it. Sup
pose a merchant in a small town had
fallen into debt He is not a good
buyer, he is not accurate in his ac
counts, and he is shiftless. Suppose
a rich uncle who has made a fortune
in the same business, and has retired,
should pay him a visit. After a few
days he says to his nephew: "John, I
hear bad reports about you; people
say that you are sadly in debt' and
that your credit is poor. I have had
a good year, and I believe I will help
you. If you will foot up all your debts
I will give you a check for the whole
amount." ,
John accepts his offer and pays off
his creditors. As they go out of his
store they say to one another: "We
are fortunate in getting our money
this time, but we will not trust him
again. He Is the same shiftless John,
and he will soon be as badly in debt
as ever." Now what has his uncle ac
complished for John? He has paid
his debts, but he has not restored his
Suppose, on the other hand, that the
uncle had said: "John, I have been
out of business a few years and I find
that I am getting rusty. I like this
town and I have about decided to go
into partnership with you." John is
delighted, of course. The uncle says:
"I will put In all my capital and ex
perience, but I shall insist upon be
ing manager of the business. You can
be the silent partner and work under
my direction. And John, I think you
had better take down that sign over
the door, for your name does not com
mand the highest respect in this town.
Suppose you put up my name instead,
& Co. I think it will look better, and
you can be the company."
John gladly complies with the condi
tions, and the business opens under
new auspices. John goes out to buy
goods, and what does he find ? In
stead of refusing to trust him, every
merchant in town is glad to give him
credit, because his rich uncle has be
come identified with the business. In
the one case the uncle paid his debts,
but did not restore his credit In the
other case he restored his credit by
going into partnership with him.
God's law says that the soul which
slnneth shall die. When Jesus took
our place on the cross and died for
our sins, that paid our debt, but it did
not restore our credit, it did not make
us righteous. Had there been no
resurrection of Jesus we could not
have been Justified, though it is con
ceivable that we might have been for
given. But when Jesus rose from the
dead and identified himself with us by
faith, coming into our heart and tak-
God's Purpose Is With the Christian
Through All the Years of His
We never, in this life, get through
being saved. For, after we have re
ceived our finished salvation in Christ,
by accepting him, we then enter upon
its unending process. It is like the
grafting of a new branch Into a vine.
From the time of the first real union
of that branch and the vine, the life
of the vine belongs to the branch. The
vine-life is unmistakably the branch's
life; it will not be more truly so after
twenty years of continued union. But
from the moment of union the work
of the vine-life in the branch com
mences to increase and develop and
produce new results. So in the case of
our life in Christ. From our first re
ceiving of him we have his eternal
life; and that means that at once we
are saved. But our salvation may, and
ought to, grow ever more complete.
Its results and evidences ought to be
blessedly richer with every passing day
Who Owns Boy's Trousers?
To whom do a : boy's trousers be
longto the boy himself or to his
father? This momentous question
was debated .at a London county
court, when a new trial of an action
was asked for. . While playing foot
ball In the street the boy concerned
ran against a tin box outside a trades
man's shop find tore his trousers.
His father put in a claim for the value
of the trousers, and the registrar al
lowed,; $1.25-. .The tradesman's coun
sel argued that the boy had no right
Ing possession of our life, then he not
only paid our debts, but he. restored
our credit. He made it possible for
God to declare us righteous, since we
have gone into partnership with a
righteous Saviour;.' who has not only
kept the law perfectly" himself, but
who in able to help us to keep it He
ia the managing partner, and we sim
ply obey his orders. We have even
taken down the old sign, and now we
bear his name Christian.
Martin Luther said: "If any one
knocks at the door of my .heart and
Inquires if Martin Luther lives here.
I should reply, 'Martin Luther is dead,
and Jesus Christ lives here.' " Paul
had the same idea, for he said: "I
live, yet not I, but Christ liveth In
me." "For ye are dead and your life
is hid with Christ in ' God."
When a woman marries she loses
tier name and identity, but she takes
the name of her husband and shares
his rank. If he is a duke she be
comes a duchess. If he is a prince,
she becomes a princess. Even so, the
believer who surrenders his life to
the Lord , Jesus loses his identity and
his sins, but shares with him his name,
his character and his rank. God calls
him Christian, because he is the bride
of Christ his only begotten son, God
can justly declare him' righteous be
cause he is forever united to One who
is righteous, and who is able to make
him like himself.
If Jesus lived a holy life in one
body he' is surely able to do it in an
other, if that body is yielded to his
control. God then can properly and
justly reckon the believer righteous
because of his union with the right
eous Saviour who has atoned for his
past sins by his death ' on the cross,
and who guarantees his present and
future conduct because that life has
been committed to his keeping.
' If, as he says, he is "able to save un
to the uttermost," "able to keep us
from falling" (Jude 24). and if he
guarantees to present us before the
presence of God's glory absolutely
faultless, surely God can safely
reckon us as righteous. The ground
of our justification then is not what
we are, but whose we are, not our own
good works, or our desire to be right
eous, but our union with the Lord
Jesus, who was "delivered for our of
fences, 'and was raised for our justi
fication" (Rom. 4:25).
Freed From Sin's Appeal.
To keep from doing the sin we
want to do is not the best experience
that we may have of God's grace.
We may have Infinitely better evi
dence of Christ's power in our lives
than this crushing down of a rebel
lious self. Instead of keeping back
our wrong feelings, how much better
it is not to have wrong feelings to
keep back! Have we realized that
even the presence of unloving feel
ings in our innermost heart toward
any human being is sin sin from
which Christ can keep us continuous
ly free if we will but let him? This
is possible only when the old nature
of self has really died, through sur
render and crucifixion, and Christ
has come in in his fulness to take
the place of self. Then our feeling
toward others is always and only
Christ's feeling toward others, and we
know that his feelings are never un
loving. So of every form of con
sciously sinful desire. Our will can
do much. In keeping those sinful feel
ings down; but God's will can do
more, in keeping those sinful desires
out. Have we been set free from the
very appeal of sin by the fulness of
Christ's own indwelling Life as our
habitual experience?
Love Makes Its Own Heaven.
Love and that, too, love that binds
and unites into one is the source of
human happiness. It is only as the
heart opens and expands that life be
comes truly human. Love expends it
self, but in doing so it gathers tribute
from every loved object The tides of
human joy flow into the heart that has
been t opened by God's all-embracing
love. It makes its own heaven.
and year. Thus it is that we continue
to be saved. Thus also we may "work
out (or out-work) our own salvation,"
not because our, salvation is uncer
tain or insecure, but because it is a
process as well as finality. Yet we
do riot have to work It out for our
selves, for it is God who "worketh in
ns" both to will and to work. God in
Christ in us does this for us. So it is
because of, or by, the life that Christ
is living that we are hourly, momently
saved. He is our complete and final
salvation; and he keeps saying: "For
If, while we a?e enemies, we were
reconciled to God through the death
of his Son, much more, being recon
ciled, shall we be saved by his life."
The Word.
When we go to those who are in
sorrow, we should carry to them the
strong consolation of . God's word.
The word "comfort" means to give
strength, and "we should always try
to make' our friends stranger, that
they may be better able to carry their
burden of sorrow. Rev. J. B. Miller,
D. D. .' V -
to sue at all, as the trousers really
belonged to his father," he being an
Infant. "Of course, the father could
not steal them," 'remarked the judge.
"It is clear they belong to the father,"
replied the counsel. "Whether the
father could take them off or not, I
will not say," A observed the Judge.
"A father has a prior right over his
son's trousers," repeated counsel. The
Judge refused the application for a
new trial. ., -V
Where guilt is, there Is fear-
Flock of White
It is surprising how many people,
otherwise model citizens, are guilty
of cruelty to both fowls and animals,
it may not be altogether intentional
on their part, but nevertheless they do
things that call for censure.
One of the most common acts is to
carry chickens by their legs, heads
down. This cruelty has been practiced
for years and no one thought much'
about it.
They did not notice the rush of
blood to the head of the fowl when
carried that way. A neighbor of ours
the other day was carrying a fat hen
by the legs and in a few moments the
bird was gasping and came pretty
close to choking to death.
An equally cruel method is to carry
the fowl by the wings especiallly so
when the fowls are heavily bodied.
The proper way is to allow the fowl
to rest on the arm, the legs held firm
ly by the hand; or.it can be held be
tween the arm and the body.
A dealer was one day noticed to
yank killing stock out of a crate by
catching by a leg or a wing and other
wise roughly handling them. Wh6n
remonstrated with he replied that it
did not matter, as the birds would
soon be killed.
With some people It Is common oc
currence to throw chickens over the
fence into a yard. Thero is really
no telling In what manner they will
reach the ground and when this cruelty
Is performed when the attendant is in
a fit of anger there is considerable j
force put into the throw.
A very pious old gentleman was
vexed to the "cussing" point because
his chickens happened to get out of
the yard through a broken fence in
to his garden.
In his anger he threw a stone and
lamed one of the fowls. "There, it
serves you right; I don't pity you a
bit" was the only comment on the ac
Late Hatched- Fowls Must
Hurried in Their Growth
Fast as Possible.
June is a busy month for the farm
poultry raiser and the days are hard
ly long enough . to do what must be
done with the poultry and in the
The long, hard winter and late, wet
spring have thrown us all behind 'in
the work of both. .This will cause us
to hatch more late chickens than we
otherwise would and means extra
care and trouble to bring them to
maturity before cold weather catches
them. This can be done, but requires
care and .good judgment Late hatch
ed chickens must be hurried In their
growth as fast as possible and still
must not be overfed so that their di
gestion is injured. Indeed, this is the
problem in all chick feeding.
For all chicks, late or early, the
same rule holds for the first feeding.
Do not feed for twenty-four hours
after hatching. Some say thirty-six
or forty-eight hours, but I think that
leaving the chicks so long without
nourishment, weakens them and is as
bad as feeding too soon. Twenty-four
hours is my rule and then I feed only
a little,: as much as they wiir eat up
For the first feed ' I give bread
crumbs" and hard-boiled eggs,, mixed
together and moistened with sweet
milk or water. To this I add a little
clean sand.- Be sure the feed is not
sloppy, but just crumbly.
Little chicks should be given all
they will eat up clean every ' two
hours, , giving the first feed as soon
after daylight as possible land the
last just before they go to sleep for
night .. ; . .". . ' , . y: x
After two days I feed oatmeal and
eracked wheat and a little fine corn
for the greater part of the ration,,
still, however, giving them the bread
crumbs for one or two . meals a day.
The bread crumbs 1 soak in milk
and then squeeze them dry. , f , .
Fresh water . and chick-sized grit
AT I Bit Sfcv
Plymouth Rocks.
How much better it would hava
been to have carefully driven these
fowls back into the yard and at once
repaired the fence.
Verily the contrairiness of the hen
i? not in it with the contrairiness aad
stupidity of some of the attendants.
A common cruelty Is to overcrowd
the flock, especially in close badly
ventilated houses. Allowing the sup.
ply .of drinking water to run out and
placing the drinking vessels in tie
sun are also cruelties practiced by
shiftless, lazy people.
Many acts of cruelty can be named
in the methods employed in breaking
up broodiness in hens. For instance,
dousing them In water, tying them by
one leg to a stake or throwing them
into a yard of young cockrels to be
knocked about right and left are all
practices that should be stopped.
Broodiness is a provision of nature
for rest and certainly the industrious
hen deserves it. But, if it is wanted
to have her change her ideas or con
dition, the only humane way is to
place such in a separate house where
there are no nests or male birds and
allow them to have the fever gradually
pass off.
For some years back it was the
custom to sell the little (newly
hatched) chicks at the poultry shows
and also at large biro, stores around
Easter time.
These innocents were bought by
fond parents for their little tots and
carried to their home in pasteboard
boxes. Without the proper brooder
heat, or the right kind of food thetsa
little things would be fairly tortured
to death; quite often from rough hand
ling of the "cute baby." .
Anything that will inflict needlei;s
pain or make the fowls uncomfortable,
should be punishable. It is surprising
how many people who otherwise are
kind-hearted and good iutentioned will
not stop to think that their very acts
are uncharitable and unchristianllke.
should be kept before them from the
start. Finely cut dry bone should
also be kept in boxes where they caj
help themselves.
After a few days I allow the chicks
to run with their mothers and fed
them only at morning and night. At
this time, though, I put out the feed
coop for them. This coop is slatted
around so that the little chicks csn
go in but the large chickens can net
In this I keep some of the oatmeal,
cracked wheat and corn chop, also a
dish of water and one of cut bone,
chick grit, and fine charcoal, so that
If the old hen brings them up at nocn
as she usually does they can eat and
drink and Ifelp themselves to what
ever they may need from . the other
box. ' i
Coops where the chicks hover moist
be kept perfectly clean. As I have na
floors in my coops, I move them ev
ery day onto fresh ground, being care
ful not to set them in a low place
where a rain in the. night would
drown my chicks. :
There must be plenty of ventilation
in the coops as fresh air is necessary,
to the health of the. youngsters. Sev
eral times while they still hover In
the coops I dust them with Insect
powder, rub a drop of oil into the
down on their heads, and. rub the:
legs with . vaseline. My hen house s
and coops are in the orchard and
when the chicks prefer roosting in an
apple tree to going into their coop,
they' are allowed to go into the trees
and roost there until cold weather in
the fall. My 'efforts are all to keep
the chicks clean, busy, and growing,
and they get their growth quickly.
Value of Hen Manure.
It is claimed that 100 pounds of
fresh hen' manure contains about 0
pounds water, 16 pounds organic mat
ter, 56 pounds ash. Analysis shows
that poultry manure contains 2.43 per
cent phosphoric acid, 2.26 ' per . cent
potash and 3.25 per cent nitrogen,
as ammonia and organic matter.
Protection From Worms.
A little collar of paper wrapped
around tomato, cabbage or other plant
will protect from damage by cutworms.
i in ' ;v.
Pastures for Sheep.
Change ' your flock of sheep ia
fresh pastures as often as you. can. -
Triple Alliance of the Three Great
Powers, Love, Sympathy and Help
Other Versions.
The first person who comes in when
the whole world has gone out
A bank of credit on which we can
draw supplies of confidence, counsel,
sympathy, help and love.
One who combines for you alike the
pleasures and benefits of society and
A jewel whose luster the strong
acids of poverty and misfortune can
not dim.
One who multiplies joys, divine
griefs, and whose honesty is invio
lable. One who loves the truth and you
and will tell the truth in spite of
The triple alliance of the three great
powers, Love, Sympathy and Help.
A watch which beats true for all
time and never runs down.
A permanent fortification when
one's affairs are in a state of siege:
One who to himself is true, and
therefore must be so to you.
A balancing pole to him who walks
across the tight rope of life.
The link in life's long chain that
bears the greatest strain.
A harbor of refuge from the stormy
waves of adversity.
One who considers my need before
my deservings.
The jewel that shines brightest in
the darkness.
A stimulant to the nobler side of
ur nature.
A volume of sympathy bound in
A diamond in the ring of acquaint
ance. A star of hope in the cloud of adver
Rhyming Lights Is Easily Understood
and Affords Opportunity for Think
ing Faculties.
Rhyming lights is an excellent game,
besides being so simple that it can
be understood by even the smallest
children, it exercises the thinking fac
ulties of all.
One of the players thinks of a word
which must be guessed by the others;
and. in order to help them discover the
word she tells them the name of the
word that rhymes with it For in
stance, we will suppose that "book"
is the word thought of; the leader or
player who thinks of the word tells
the others that it rhymes with "look."
Each player is then allowed to ask
a question, the question and answers
being something like the following:
"Is it running water?"
"No, it's not a brock."
"Is it something belonging to a shep
herdess?" "No, it's not a crook."
"Is it the name of something upon
which we hang our clothes?"
"No, it's not a hook."
"Is it a cozy corner?"
"No, it's not a nook."
"Is it Used in school?"
"Yes. it is a book."
One Must Devote Time to Study What
Is Supposed to Be Adver
tised in the Signs.
These sandwich men are all mixed
up. Can you put their signs in the
Sandwich Men Puzzle.'
right order so as to show what they
are supposed to advertise?
When properly arranged the signs
of the sandwich men read as follows:
g Show Tonight"
About Finger Nails.
A white mark on the nail bespeaks
Pale or lead colored nails indicate
melancholy people.
People with narrow nails are ambi
tious and quarrelsome. .
Broad nails indicate a gentle, timfaV
and fcashful nature, v.
Lovers of knowledge and liberal sen
timent have round nails.
Small nails indicate littleness of
mind, obstinacy, and conceit.
Choleric, martial men, delighting In
war, have red and spotted nails.
: People with very pale nails are sub
ject to much infirmity of the flesh, and
persecution by neighbors and friends.
An Explanation.
Schoolma'am Now, I want all the
children to look at Tommy's hands and
observe how clean they are and see if
all of you cannot come to school with
cleaner hands. Tommy, perhaps, will
tell us how. he keeps them so nice.
Tommy Yes'm. Ma makes me wash
the breakfast dishes every morning.
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Puzzle Is to Find Out Whether Time
piece of ' Grandfather Started
Ahead of the Alarm.
Yesterday morning two clock
started a race. The alarm clock went
so fast that It gained one minute an
hour, while grandfather's clock ran
so slow that it lost two minutes an
hour. The picture shows the alarm
clock to be one hour ahead at the fin
ish. But who can tell the hour when
the race started?
Grandfather's clock lost two min
utes every hour and the alarm clock
gained one minute every hour, so it is
evident that the alarm clock in every
hour's time gained three minutes
upon the other.
Therefore, in twenty hours it gain
ed sixty mjnutes and from the picture
Clock Race Puzzle.
we saw that the race must have been
on for twenty hours.
During the twenty hours the alarm
clock gained twenty minutes upon
correct time. Twenty hours previou
to twenty minutes of 8 is eleven
hours and forty minutes, or twenty
minutes of 12 in the morning of the
day before the time when the race
Mount Whitney Is 14,501 Feet Above
Level of Sea Point in Death Val
ley Is 276 Below.
The maximum difference in eleva
tion of land in the United states is 14,
777 feet according to- the United
States geological survey. Mount
Whitney, the highest point, 14.501 feet
above sea level, and a point in Death
valley is 276 feet below sea level.
These two points, which are both in
California, are less than 90 miles
apart. This difference is small, how
ever, as compared with the figures for
Asia. Mount Everett rises 29,002 feet
above sea level, whereas the shores
of the Dead sea are 1,290 feet below
sea level, a total difference in land
heights of 30,292 feet Mount Everett
has never been climbed.
The greatest ocean depth yet found
is 32,088 feet at a point about 40 miles
north of the island of Mindanao, in the
Philippine island. The ocean bottom
at this point i3 therefore more than
112 miles below the summit of Mount
The difference in the land heights
in Europe is about 15,868 feet.
One of the Most Interesting and Puz
zling of Deceptions Which Can
Be Done With Cards.
The "old spelling school" trick is one
of the most interesting and baffling of
the many which can be done with
cards. All the cards In any suit are
required for the trick, which consists
in" "stacking" the thirteen cards In'
such a manner that when held in the
hand, face down, and changing a card
from top to bottom, with each letter
spelling the number or name of the
card, the one desired will come o.ut in
regular order. One comes first then
two, and so on to jack, queen, king.
In placing the cards in position the
fourth from the top of the pack as held
in the hand, face down, must be the
ace, o-n-e; the eighth, the two spot
Who can tell how to arrange the re
maining eleven cards so that, placing
a card at bottom for each letter, three,
four, five, up to the king, come out?
It will be . noted fifty-two letters are
required to spell the numbers and
names of all the cards in a suit.
Why are real friends like ghosts?
. They are often heard of, but seldom
When is a sick man a contradic
tion? When ho is an impatient patient
When ia coffee like the earth?
When it is ground.
When is a baby like a breakfast
cup? -
When it is a tea thing (teething).
WTiat roof covers' the most noisy
tenant? '!'
The roof of the mouth.
When is a sermon like a round
shot? 1
When it comes from' a cannon's
When does a leopard change hi
When he moves from one spot to
Why is a cigar loving man like a
tallow candle? . , -
Because he will "smoke when he is
going -out ;
: .
Why Is a watchdog bigger by nisht
than by day?.
Because he is let out at night and
taken tn U the morning.

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