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SUNMrSCtlOOL I Lesson '.By K. O. SELLERS, Director of Eve ning Department The Moody Bible In stitute of Chicago.) LESSON FOR JANUARY 26. CAIN AND ABEL. i / L.E8SON TEXT—Genesis 4:1-15. ' GOLDEN TEXT—"Whosoever hateth Jhl» brother Is a murderer." I John 3:15. Id due process of time and in •obedience to God’s command (Gen. 1:28), Eve bore Adam two sons, each a very different type of manhood. Mothers ought to ponder upon the j "words of Eve, "I have gotten a man j with the help of Jehovah.” Farents should realize that it is God who sends them their children, e. g., by his | help, and it is to him they must give account for their nurture and up bringing. Upon reaching manhood ■■ one, Abel, became a shepherd, and, the other, Cain, became a farmer. The difference in their characters, not their occupations, is illustrated by the sac rifices they brought to offer unto God. Although it is not recorded, it is highly probable that God had com manded that there should be an offer ing of blood. Sin had entered the world and we are told In Hebrew's >9:22 and 10:19, 30, that only by the shedding of blood is there any re mission of sin. The blood atonement may be repugnant to some superficial thinkers, but it is not in the sight of •God. It is God’s way. It can be traced in the early traditions of nearly every religion. Cain’s Offering. The fundamental fault was really nnd not in his offering. Had Cain’s heart been right he would have made a proper sacrifice that would have been acceptable In God’s sight, I. John 3: 12. We are told that Abel’s offering was of faith, Heb. 11:4, and hence It was a more excellent sacri fice than that of Cain, for “without faith it is impossible to please God." The firstling of the flock, the lamb, was a type of that true sacrifice of fered before the foundations of the world, John 1:29. There is another fundamental difference between these 1 two offerings. Cain’s offering repre sented the labor of his own hands and was much more pleasing to the eyes than that of Abel. God’s disrespect for Cain’s offering was due to sin, w. 6. “Sin crouch eth at the door.” Here sin is pictur ed as a wild beast lying at the door and ready to spring upon him who first gives entrance. God dealt in mercy with Cain, even though he did not accept of his offering, but Cain did not conquer the sin crouching at his door and therefore the terrible denouement. From the marginal reading (R. V.) of verse eight and also from the Sep ^ tuagint we gather that Cain invei gled Abel Into the country, having de liberately planned to wreak his ven geance upon him, it being impossible to do so in the place where the sac rfice had been offered. Cain’s anger, not only against God, but against his brother whom God bad accepted, is evidenced today by the way the world hates those whom God accepts, John 15:19. Cain slew Abel because his own works had been evil and those oi *-ia brother righteous. The Old, Old Question. God gave Cain an opportunity to confess his sin (v. 9). See I. John 11:9. As passion subsided Cain “saw,” and “heard," even though he lied while trying to escape a just punishment. God's startling question has been ringing down through these in ♦ V» TT Krot ll 1*' T?rnl Vl. ers are being wronged, oppressed, cheated, and defrauded. Brothers are being lost for whom Christ died. In dustrial oppression, “man’s inhumani ty to man,” and the “blood of right eous Abel,” shall be, is being, and has been required of the nation, the age, yea the individual. Cain saw his lie was detected and so tried to excuse himself. Millions have repeated his weak excuse, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” And God has thundered back the reply, “Yes." We are debtors to all. The penitence of Cain w-as not over his guilt, but rather over the degree of his punishment, vv. 13, 14. Murder always demands vengeance. Note, however, the marginal reading, “mine Iniquity is greater than can be for given.” Thank God we have a media tor of a better covenant, Heb. 12:24. Cain made a mistake in assuming that God could be localized in one place and that he who must become a wan derer in the land, “the first colonist,” would of necessity be separated from God's protecting care. There was the added fear of himself being slain; “how doth conscience make cowards of us all.” We therefore see in this lession, I„ The Sons, vv. 1, 2; II., The Sacrifice, w. 3, 7; HI., the Slain Brother, vv. 8-10; IV., The Sentence, vv. 11-15. For the younger pupils emphasize Jealousy and its developments. The fact that we are keepers of our broth ers as we deal with the sins of the day. The missionary appeal can well be emphasized in connection with this lesson. The development of habits from the seed thought comes logically in this connection. But be sure to emphasize the mercy of God and sal vation through the Blood of the Lamb, our Lord Jesus Christ. TEXT—1 Cor. 15:14-18, 89-82: "And If Christ be not risen then la our preaching vain, and your faith la also vain. Tea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ; whom he raised not up. If so be that the dead rise not. For If the dead rise not, then Is not Christ raised; and If Christ be not raised, your faith Is vain; ye are yet in your sinse.—1 Cor. 15:14-IS, 29-82. VI. If the Apostle is indeed a False Witness, the Greater Part of the New Testament, With All Its Reve lation of God and Christ and the Fu ture Life, Is Utter ly Unreliable. Just think ol what this means. The revelation con tained in fourteen out of the twenty seven books of the New Testament cannot then be relied upon. Ro mans and Galattana with their great doctrines of Justi fication by Faith; Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians, and possibly Hebrews, with their great doctrinal discussions on the person and work of the Redeemer; the Epis tles to the Corinthians, together with the pastoral Epistles to Timothy and Titus pregnant with their teaching re gcLI U l Ll £, LUC LUUiVJU, U«J l ucooaiuumiiii with their comforting doctrine of the future life of blessedness for the saints —all these books which have been the cause, inspiration and power of tha finest moral achievements of the ages; j the truths revealed in these books which have been cout-ge to the living and strength to the dying, these writ ings are not to be depended upon, they are not what they profess to be; they are vain, empty, delusive. Is this cred ible? But this Is the result of deny ing the resurrection of Jesus Christ If God, who supposedly spoke through the writers of both the Old and New Testaments is a party to a false wit ness; if the apostles themselves have been a party to this false witness— then, also, we have no Bible at all; we have no revelation of the mind and will of God. 2. Christianity 16 Barren in its Re sults. (a) “Ye are yet in your sins.” It is here acknowledged that Christ alone can save from sins, but if he could not save himself from sin’s pow er, how can he save the sons of men from its guilt and dominion? Christ himself distinctly taught that his death had redemptive value, and that his res urrection from the dead would be proof positive of this fact. The apostle Paul, also, says that “Christ died for our sins, and was raised again for our jus tification” (Rom. 4:25). But if Christ himself is still under the power of death, which is the wages of sin, how then can he release others from the payment of that debt? Then his death had no redemptive value. If Christ re mained in the grave, then humanity has no redeemer, man has no Saviour; the guilt and power of sin has not been removed, men are not pardoned, sin ners are not justified, the sinning and sinful race is still under the guilt and condemnation of sin and exposed to the just wrath of a righteous God against sin and sinners. Then free uu lij u uui tuuucuiuauuu uuicai, tuc sense of forgiveness is a sham, and the consciousness of pardon for s! ’ is the greatest delusion. Then Christ’s death has wrought only imaginary changes, and deluded its most faithful adher ents. (b) Then Christianity has no incen tive power to a life of self-denial and godliness. It has no power for immor tality. "And if Christ hath not been raised . . . then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.” This is not an appeal to mere sentiment, but a statement with regard to a most harrowing fact. The care of the Cor inthians for their dead was character ized by the greatest tenderness. They had laid their loved ones, small and great, big and little, beneath the ground with the hope of meeting them again in the world beyond. Indeed, those who had fallen asleep in Christ had themselves cherished this hope of a glorious immortality. They had sur rendered all to Christ in this life that they might have communion with him here, and fellowship with him in the life to come. They had lived as pil grims and strangers; they had denied themselves to fleshly lusts and world ly pleasures; they had not resigned themselves to the dreams of earthly Joys as others, nor had they given themselves over to the enjoyment of sinful pleasures; they had not bowed the knee to the god of this world for riches or earthly emolument; they had borne life’s load uncomplainingly, and had endured all manner of suffering for righteousness sake; they had lived sacrificial lives—and all this in happy expectation of a glorious awakening in a future life of bliss. But, ah, whal fools they bad been; for If Christ be not risen, they perished at the mo ment they died; when the spirit left the body they ceased to be, they suf fered dead loss.” BRONCHITIS SUFFERER Takes Druggist’s Advice With Splendid Result. If anyone should know the worth of a medicine, it is the retail druggist who sells it over hia counter every day in the week, and is in a position I to know what remedy gives the best | satisfaction. Mrs. Frank H. Uline, of West Sand Lake, N. Y., says: “For a number of years I was a great sufTerer from bronchitis. Last July I had an attack which was more severe than any, and my friends thought I could not recover from it Then I was advised by my druggist to try Vinol, which I did, with wonderful results. My cough has left me; I have gained in weight and appetite, and I am as strong aa ever I was. I advise all who have bronchitis, chronic coughs, or who are run down to try Vinol.” It is the combined action of the medicinal curative elements of the cod’s liver, without the greasy oil, aided by the blood-making and strength-creating properties of tonic iron that makes Vinol so efficient. Remember, we guarantee Vinol to do just what we say — we pay back your money if it does not. Pound-Kincannon-Elkin Co., Drug gists, Tupelo. THIS LADY'S G00D_ APPETITE Mrs. Hansen, In a Letter From Mobile, Tells How She Gained It Mobile, Ala.—"I suffered for seven years, with womanly trouble,” writes Mrs. Sigurd Hansen in a letter from this city. “I felt weak and always had a headache and was always going to the doctor. At last I was operated on, and felt better, but soon I had the same trouble. My husband asked me to try Cardul. I reii Deuer aner tne ursi uoiue, auu now, I have a good appetite and sleep well. I feel line, and the doctor tells me I am looking better than he ever saw me." If you are sick and miserable, and suffer from any of the pains due to womanly trouble—try Cardui. Cardui Is successful because It Is composed of ingredients that have been found to act curatively on the woman ly constitution. For more than fifty years. It has been used by women of all ages, with great success. Try it. Your druggist sells it. N. B.~ TTrtVe tn: Ladies’ Advisory Dept., Chatt« nooga Medicine Co.. Chattanooga. Tenn,. tor Sin cial Ik *tructions, and fc4-p:i^t book, " Home FredUneal I or Women,’' seni in plain wrapper, on reguest. Trustee’s Sale Notice. Whereas, on the 5th day of November, 1909, Jim Carothers and wife, Nancy Caroth ers, executed a deed of trust to the under signed, Ike McCollum , as trustee, to secure an indebteness therein mentioned to Asa W. Allen of $1,100, evidenced by promisory note dated November 5th. 1909, and due November 5th, 1910, with 10 per cent interest per annum from date, in which deed of trust the follow ing described property in Lee county, Miss., was conveyed to the said trustee as security for said indebtedness, viz: Eighty acres of land off the west end of a block of land described as follows: Beginning 103 rods south of the northeast corner of sec tion 20, township 10, range 5 east, and run ning south 105 rods, thence west 160 rods, thence south 2 rods, thence west 70 rods, thence north 107 rods, and thence east 230 to the beginning, and in township 10, range 5 east. And one bay mare seven years old named Daisy, and one bay mare mule 3 years old named Morgan, and all crops of every kind raised on said land during 1912 by them or their tenants or their croppers And, whereas, the said Jim Carothers and wife have made default in the payment of said note, which note and deed of trust are now owned by W. I>. Anderson, by assignment from Asa W. Alien and Asa W. Allen & Co. Now, therefore, in accordance with the pro visions of said deed of trust, for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, I, Ike McCol lum. trustee therein, mill, on the First Monday in February, 1913, before the south court house door in the city of Tupelo, Lee county, state of Mississippi, within legal hours, sell r i. i. x L_ i ki.4,4or fki> oknuo rip. lui xaon xv inv ' * * *»-*'-' ' --- scribed property, or a sufiiciency to pay said indebtedness and the expepse of executing this trust. This, the 24th day of December, 1912, 4l-4t Ike McCollum, Trustee, TIME OF TRAINS AT TUPELO. NORTHBOUND. No. 2 Express, daily, leave_5:05 am No. 4 Express, daily, leave... 6:45 pm No. 6 Express, daily, leave... 1:06 pm SOUTHBOUND. No. 1 Express, daily, leave...10:20 pm No. 3 Express, daily, leave... 9:21 am No. 5 Express, daily, leave... 2:08 pm R. V. TAYLOR, C. RUDOLPH, V.-Pres't and Gen'l Mgr., Geu'l Passenger Agent. MOBILE, ALA. ST. LOUIS, MO. Have your eyes tested and fitted by the old Optician in Tupe'o.—T. J. Jour dan, in back rooms Peoples Bank. | YOUR LAST CHANCE at theTemerson Stock Only a few days more to sell, then we must pack up and ship. Rather than pay freight we are I making a bigger cut. Every thing must go now—at once— regardless of cost or values. Don’t miss this, the greatest bargain op portunity of the year. Over half of our stock has already been sold. Now the balance must go. Be sure and come and get a share. You may never have another chance like this again. WE ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS! 5fflCKKKKKKKK55KK8KKKKKKKKKKKK» £ t\ a GUARANTEED RHEUMATIC REMEDY ;! V k* Sj If after using one bottle of % ir i x The Busy Druggists !; x Rheumatic Remedy g ■v you receive no beneficial results 5j ;"j we will refund your money. Sj v $1.00 per Bottle. Six Bottles for $5.00 !j ■ft ‘ W A Yours for better service, JfJ | Pound-Kincannon- Elkin Company g K The Busy Druggists Tupelo, Miss. K V ", » w/yvvvvvvsvsvvvyvsyvyvvvy A A ,*« A A A A, «A A A A , iO A , ■ «* <■ •» *« »■ •« »* »« > ill WOWfflg UJUpflilii BM H*WS I FINE WATCH REPAIRIng\ ■% T *T 1 WATCHES SILVERWARE] I Oil il66Q I CLOCKS (f OJ)DIAM0N 05 Kf 11 • ac 1 jewelry cut glass! nothing More I ENGRAV/ NO I than the statements of those whose eyes we have examined and who have worn OUR PROPERLY FITTED GLASSES to convince you that it would be a wise course for you .to follow. Ask some friend or A cquaintance A. A. TAYLOR | Jeweler, Optician Phone 175 Tupelo, Miss. The Journal for Fine Job Printing. i QUICK ACTION PLEASES ALL TUPELO. Every one in Tupelo who has tried it for bowel and stomach trouble, is more than pleased with the QUICK action of simple buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed in Adler-i-ka. JUST A SINGLE DOSE usually relieves sour stomach, gas on the stomach and constipation QUICKLY. Those who have been using the more ordinary bowel and stomach remedies say that Adler-i-ka is a big surprise. Pound Kincannon-Elkin Co. 6 PROFESSIONAL. S. F. RILEY Osteopathic Physician Corinth, Mi»s. Graduate and Registered Physician. / .. 111 ■ ■■■ .. ■ in.. ■■■■ J. H. GREEN Physician & Surgeon j OFFICE IN HINDS BUILDING, TROY STREET PHONES: Cumberland, Office 26, Residence; 346. Stanton\ ille, Office 103-J. Residence 103-L I Dr. E. Douglas Hood, DENTIST, Rooms 1, 2, and 3 in Peoples Bank and Trust Co. Building Phones—Office. 103. Res 35 T. T. BONNER PHYSICIAN &. SURGEON OFFICE 112 NORTH BROADWAY Phones: Office 95. Residence 307 Dr. J. 0. Gurney, Physician & Surgeon. Office in new brick building south of court house, on Court St. Office Pbon 64, Residence 103. DR. E. D. FOSTER DENTIST Office over Tison McGhee's. Telephones: Office, No. 50; residenc No. 53.