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I $ wfNL. *i %if* 1 V' Vr 3*2?^ k* W&MSi ?%&•s t* •1 & '•'!N§ '#rx! lr }. SL, S/wW- '-.v DEAD IN ADAM, ALIVE IN CHRIST "All Unrighteousness Is Sin" "Wages of Sin Death." PASTOR RUSSELL AT SEA. All God's Work Is Perfect—Adam Alone Tried For Life or Death. Adam's Family Born In a Dying Con dition—Difference Between Permit ting Sin and Causing Sin—Human Depravity a Test to the Angels—The Purpose of Israel's Law Covenant. The Purpose of Jesus' Death—The Church Aliue In Christ—In Training For the Work of the Next Age. On the Atlantic, homeward bound, A launching his fa a Drama in the Princess Theatre in a Sunday the first of a series of ex hibitions that will extend throughout the principal cities of the it IfftSTQfoflUSSELB Continent—Pastor Kingdom and the Russell is on the Atlantic homeward bound. While abroad the Pastor also lectured in many cities, and was the principal speaker at a General Conten tion of the International Bible Students Association beld in the British Metrop olis. Today the Pastor's text was. "Even •when we were dead in sins. God hath quickened us together with Christ."— Ephesians :5. The Pastor began with a review of the trial of Adam in Eden. Ho proved conclusively that our tirst parents were created perfect, in the image and like ness of their Creator. Adam disobeyed God. and thus brought upon himself and all liis posterity the sentence of death. "Dying, thou shalt die." "So death passed upon all men" for all men are mem hers of the race of Adam. All are under the curse of death, which came upon the world as the result of sin. The speaker also showed that we were not condemned personally, for we were not on trial personally. Fa ther Adam alone was on trial, and when he failed he was sentenced to death. God's great Law declares that "all unrighteousness is sin' that "the wages of sin is death" and that "the soul that sins shall die." Adam's chil dren were born in sin—born after bis fall from perfection. Therefore it nat urally follows that they partake of im perfection and if the perfect man did not keep God's perfect Law, how could imperfect men keep it? Having demonstrated that all man kind are under the curse or death by reason of Father Adam's disobedience, the Pastor next discussed the proposi tion which the Bible sets before the race. That proposition is not a ques tion of Heaven or Hell, but one of hie or death eternal. To those who are in harmony with God, who delight to do His will. He is pleased to give life everlasting. But to those who are not In harmony with Him He has decreed to give death eternal—they shall not have any place whatever in all His Universe. For instance, God's provision for the angels was that since they were per fect. they should, if they maintained their perfection, live everlastingly From God's standpoint, to live ever lastingly—the only way that He would have His intelligent creatures live at all—is to live happily, to enjoy life, to live in pleasure. All the holy angels are happy, perfect and blessed for they have not transgressed the Law of God. So then, the speaker contin ned. we see why the Scriptures teach that mankind are under the sentence of death. In fact, the Bible speaks of all mankind, the world in general, as a dead world—not that there are no people who are active, not that all have gone down into the tomb, but that those who have entered the grave have merely preceded the others to the place whither all are going, because of the one sentence upon all. God's Loving Purpose. The Pastor next showed that, ac cording to God's righteous Law, man kind are now unfit to live under the perfect conditions which He has pre pared. Even with the best of inten tions, imperfect beings continually make trouble for themselves and oth ers. In the present imperfect condi tion of the race, humanity would make trouble wherever they might be. This Is contrary to the Divine will: God purposes to have a Universe in which everybody shall be happy, everybody good, everybody perfect. With some the question might arise. "Why did God make us imperfect?" Che speaker, after propounding the question, then answered it: The Bible declares that God's work is perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4.) Humanity in their present imperfect condition are not God's work. God made Father Adam perfect. After Adam had become sinner and bad brought the curse death upon himself, be propagated a race by the law of nature. Therefore all of his posterity were born in sin. and for six thousand years have been falling, sinking lower in degradation. This is the Scriptural explanation of kuaian imperfection this Is. why the very best of the race cannot do per fectly. The Pastor then declared that God does not expect humanity to do per fectly now, in their present fallen condition. The Creator gave the Law to Israel for the very purpose of show ing them, and incidentally proving to all men. that "by the deeds of the Law no flesh can be justified in His sight." God has decreed that none but the perfect shall have everlasting life, for none but the perfect can keep His righteous Law. He has proved conclusively that no fallen human lin ing can keep that Law. Therefore none of us could have everlasting life if God had not done something for us. The story of what our gracious Crea tor has done is the "old. old story, of Jesus and His love"—and the Heaven ly Father's love. also. In the past we have failed to realize that God is Love, even though we read. "God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son. that whosoever believeth in Him might not perish, but ha^e everlast ing life." The proper thought is not that which is frequently given to chil dren, and frequently held by older per sons—that God is angry with us, and that He was about to send the entire race to eternal torment, when Jesus stepped in and saved us from so ter rible a fate. This view makes our Heavenly Father appear most unloving and unjust, in that when He kn*'w that we were imperfect and therefore could not do perfectly. He held us ac countable for what we could uot do. All Bible students are getting rid of this wrong conception of the Almighty Jehovah. The right thought is that from the very foundation of the world God had loving purpose in respect to man kind. He knew that the race would sin. but He also knew bow in His great Wisdom He could overrule the experience of these six thousand years of sin and death, so that good would ultimately result. If God had not per mitted sin. men would not have known how wrong it is and what evil condi tions it promotes. Adam probably had no idea what would be the result of Ins disobedience. He did not know that it would bring sin. sorrow, and mental and moral depravity into the world. He could not foresee the in sane asylum, the prisons, etc. Not even the angels would have known the effect of sin if God had not permitted it to enter the Universe. Permitting Sin—Causing Sin. The Pastor then showed tiie wide difference between'permitting sin and lusing sin. He declared that for God to have caused sin would have been for God to do evil. God does no evil He tempts rio man. He was uot responsi ble for the entrance of sin into the world. God permitted Satan to have r- I lis own way and become a rebel igninst the Divine Government. He permitted him to pursue his downward course, in order to let the an ire Is sec? the result of sm. There!ore He ilid not hinder Satan from misrepresenting lie Divine character. When Mother Eve came under temp tation, God did not interfere. He let the rest of the world, her alone. She knew His command: quickened them—made she hnd lior full testing: she ate. and disobeyed. (Jod ilso permitted Adam to disobey. Thus the reign of Sin and Death came into the world, with their tremendous influences for evil. Then He also permitted the angels to be tempted to sin in connection with mankind. After the Deluge, God start ed a new order of things and let man kind and angels try again under some what different conditions. Nest the Pastor declared that this reign of Sin and Death has illustrated certain principles. It has demonstrat ed what righteousness is. and has showed the necessity for obedience to God. It has also proved that there can be no happiness aside from perfect harmony with the Creator. Both men and ancrels have learned that whoever sins will suffer. Israel's Experience Under the Law Covenant. The Pastor next traced the history of Israel, and showed the purpose of the Covenant made at Siuai, with Moses as mediator. Two thousand years after man's fall, God made a Covenant with Abraham that someday He would bless the world through Abraham's posterity. Still the angels had room to doubt tor Abraham was old and as yet had no child. Years passed by. and finally Isaac was born. Still the world was not blessed. In due time God declared that the bless ing would come through Jacob. When he died. God indicated that Jacob's posterity would be heirs of the Prom ise. But instead of blessing the world, they became a nation of slaves. At length God raised up Moses, who led the nation through the wilderness to Mount Sinai, where they entered into covenant relationship with God. The terms of their Covenant were that if they would obey the Law. they would become great, and all the world would come under their sway. But it was only little while before they found that they were sinners, for they could not keep His command ments. Then (Jod arranged for them an annual Day of Atonement, on which sacrifices were offered to cover their sins for one year. So they tried year by year to live without sin so^that they would not die, but be wOTthy to he the people of God. Yet they died, generation after generation. At last they realized that the fault was with themselves they had entered into a contract which they could not keep They hnd agreed to keep the Law of God, and were not able to do so. That was the very lesson which God desired them to learn, the Pastor de clared. and not only Israel, but all humanity. The Apostle explains that In dealing with Israel God was deal ing typically, so that His people of the Gospel Age would get the lesson by I seeing wherein Israel failed, and by realizing that had we been in their place we would have failed lor the same reason. By and by, through the Prophets. God promised to give Israel another Covenant, at sotne future day. l'lns New Covenant will be more favora ble to them. The difference between the Old Law Covenant and the New Law Covenant will not be in regard to God's Law, for His Law is perfect The Scriptures declare that the differ ence will be in regard to the Mediator. Although Moses was faithful in all his House, yet he was a member of the fallen race of Adam, and therefore im perfect. He could not give the people life for he had no real life-rights to give any more than had any one else. As a typical mediator he offered typ ical sacrifices, which could not really take away sin. But the Mediator of the New Covenant will be empowered to lift the curse of death and to re store. not only Israel, but all mankind, to the image and likeness of God. from which they fell. The Purpose of Jesus' Death. The Pastor next discussed the work of the Gospel Age. About two thou sand years after the Covenant made with Abraham, the Logos was made fiesh. in order to become the .Seed of Abraham and bless all the families of the earth. Throughout the Gospel Age a most important work has been car ried out The New Law Covenant cannot be inaugurated until there is a Mediator of that Covenant This Me diator, the speaker showed, is to be Christ the Head, and the Church His Body. In the typical ceremony. Moses could not institute the Law Covenant until first he had sacrificed bulls and goats. In the antitype, the great antitypical Moses must first offer the "better sac rifices." Jesus first of all sacrificed Himself now He must sacrifice the Church. This work requires all of the Gospel Age. At Jordan, when lie of fered Himself in consecration, lie kill ed the antitypical bullock ami later. He was "led like a lamb to the slaugh ter." At Pentecost our Lord began to deal with the antitypical-gnat class— the Church. When the ottering of the members of the Cliurcb which is Christ's Body is ended, then the Body of the antitypical Moses will be com plete. As St. Peter declares, "For Moses truly said unto the fathers. A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you." The time lor the New Covenant, the Pastor believes, is near at hand. When the antitvpical Aloses brings In this Covenant He will remove the curse of death. According to the Scriptures, it will take Him exactly one thousand years to accomplish this work, to over come sin. to dissolve the hard hearts of humamtv. and to give instead the warm.tender, aontle. sympathetic heart that was lost in Kdeu sis thousand yeiirs ago. Alive In Christ. 'The Church, the Pastor declared.' were dead in trespasses and sins, like But God has them alive— through the imputation ot the merit of Christ, in advance of the world. God's purpose in so doing is that Me wishes now to select a special class from amongst mankind. But not every body has been invited to lie of this class Millions in heathen lands have never heard of Jesus Christ and all over the civilized world, there are peo ple who have heard with their ears, but not with their minds. They do not comprehend that they are sinners, that God has provided a Savior and that He is now invitintr some to come into covenant relationship with Him self. Prejudice, superstition, false teaching and false theories prevent many from receiving the Truth. The Pastor holds that all of the creeds of Christendom contain false doctrines. The Jiilile. he maintains, says that the Devil put these erroneous doctrines into the creeds. Should any one ask why it is that the Devil conld have part in the making of our creeds, the Pastor replies that the Adversary misled our forefathers through his wiios for he is deceitful. Whenever they thought to do something very zealously for God. Satan would lead them past the right mark, into some thing very much to God's discredit and to their own deception. Looking over the pases of history, the speaker can see that the Devil has been working hard with all who have ever tried to get out of darkness into light. Therefore it behooves the peo pie of God to watch continually. The 'inly safe course is to try to walk verv near to the i^ord. in humility of mind, in full confidence in Mis Power, trust ing only in His Word If anything seem to lead oft into guessing for our selves. the only thing to do would fie to say, "I have the Word of God: will stand by what is written." "Our Light Afflictions." In conclusion, the Pastor reminded his hearers that the Bible urges God's people to walk circumspectly that is, to look well around It does not mean to be ahiect fear and dread, for to be so would mean lack of faith in God The people of God are not hoping to come off conquerors and to win the great prize by any strength or power of their own. On the contrary, their confidence is in God. lie who has be gun a good work in them is well able to finish it But each one is to walk in fear in the sense of having such re spect for God and His promises and such anticipation of the grand out come, that each will be very careful to avoid transgression. If coming days should bring severe trials, then coming days will also bring increased joy for as the Apostle says. "Our light afflic tion. which is but for a moment, work eth for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." CORK BELT FARMS ThlSl list of farms are in tihe CORN BELT OF IOWA and are of feretl for sale by the Audubon I County Journal. Believing and knowing that, all things considered we ai« offering the best homes for the least money that can be found anywhere. I NO. 1—Contains just 34 acres near a pretty little town. One mile from school, about 30 acres of good land and 4 acres rough with timber. Improvments are not v«ry good. A young or mard now producing about one car load of apples each year and will double production in a year oir two. A large amount of berries of all kinds for which the adjacent town furnishes a good market. About 20 acres are in cul tivation, Price $130. pr acre. No. 4—80 acres at $102.50 per acre $2500 down, balance at five and one-half per cent, unimproved, good heavy soil, lies smooth need some tile, eight c.nd one-half mi]e from two good towns. school house en the land. Shiort distances from German community where Improved farms run up to $175. per acre. W.ith a little tile and buildings this would be a valu able eighty. No. 7—80 acres at $102.50 per acr terms to suit purchaser. Two miles from town. Smooth land mostly with south slope, a quick warm soil slightly sandy, very pro ductive. River cuts off 7 or 8 acres,from one corner the banks are high and there is no low or wet land outside of the river, and waste excepting river bed. A good four room house nearly new oiher buildings small. No. 9—73 acres at $130 with good terms on balance at 6 per cent. Two miles from one town 3 mile from another. American neighbor hood, roiling land, some timber soil, some black loam. Good pro ductive farm. Good stvf.n- room house and large barn in excellent condition, fine orchard and wind bieak. No. 11—SO acres at 95.00 per acre terms to suit with live and one half percent on inferred payment, five miles from small town, on good road mail route arid telepho line, m^e to school, mostly Amer icans with a few Norwegians. Best black soil smoothly sloping to south to ere which runs a 'ong south side about two third lentil of farm. All in cultivation but 8 acres pasture along creek. Good five room house other build ings poor. No. 12—100 aacies at $95 per acre, terms to 6uit at 6 per cent. Two miles from town 5 miles from another. About 80 acres level balance rolling with some timb River crossing one end of 20 acr Scil a sandy loam, very warm a: quick. Buildings not v-ry good but will do for several years. 4 No. 17. 110 acres at $130.00 $6000 cash balance at five and one-half per cent. Three and half miles from country village just between Qerman and American neighboi hood The very best of heavy black loam soil, smooth, nearly level, farms adjoi ling and outlet can easilly be secured. Very little of this farm can be called wetj however and every foot is tillable, its richness will last always. A complete set of buildings, on goo( road, telephone and mail route. No. 23 acres at $130.00 per acre at encumberance $15,000. at 5 per 'nt due in 1921. Seven miles fro nice little town. American neigh borhood. Best of soil, lies gently rolling, about 20 acres too wet to farm agricultural land. Axv extr good set of buildings large house, fine barn, built 1913 No. 24—160 acres at $127.50 unim piroved three miles from a town. Best of black loam soil smooth with south slope well fenced^. The price is subject to change with out notice. No. 25—160 acres at $115.00 per acre, good terms at 6 per cent, un improved, eight miles from nice town gently undulating best heavy black soil, fenced hog tight on three sides. No, 26—160 acres at $135.00 per acre Encumbrance $12,000 at 5 TRANSACTS A OBNHB At. BANKINO BUSINESS.... percent due 1922. 5 miles from one station, six miles from an other Gently undulating, lies al most perfectly, draining to the west. No outside water running oi it, beet of soil. A very fine set of buildings. Eleven room house and one of the largest and best barns in thie country. Plenty of fine orchard on this place. A splended windbrake. Here !b an exceptional fine bargain. No. 48—371 acres at $115.00 per acre, good ter.iie Adjoining a sta tion five and one-half miles from nice town all in one body, and lie* siuoo'.i.iy with south slope, good soil very productive. About 5 acre fine timber and pasture balance I all tillable. A great many cattle have been fed on the place and crops below what the land is. A fine river forms south boundary and part is rich bottom land and part is I upland We consider this a snap.' Indigestion and Constipation "About five years ago I began taking Chamberlain's Tablets after suffering from indigestion and con stipation for years without finding anything to relieve me. Chamber lain's Tablets helped me at once and by aisioig them several weeks I was cured of the complaint' write Mrs. Mary New York. Drug Co. S. McMullen, For sale by NOTICE The Library will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 Wednesday and Sat urday eveningB. 5 V* k*'* Vtl lyiBtiiijjjljpgBTirTirTwira^^ ,. GEORGE L. GORE S 5) ,V Day Phone 10 4 Night Phone 74 1 Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer The Indian Motorcycle For durability, reliability aiid all around sati&fac get ?an Indian. Write or phone for catalogue to Wm. Boust, Audubon, Iowa./ Steel Fence posts are frost proof and weather proof. They won't break or ber.d out of shape. Vermin can't damage them. 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