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1 j 'EltMuN FOR SUNDAY L T.CC-IS: ON "THE CROUND CM CHRISTIAN CERTAINTY." '. I.xiijinif f , Amur- I Hit, ,., ,pf i jir,.y tin, IIniU r ;,.iirv,.rili W It 1 1 It l.uoy I -',- r (;-,,vr. X. J.-.Vi rly lo.os) t..o. 0; i it f . . . i . . . ' ' "" " i no ,i.ior'iini hr I'or iini hric j 1 1 , w v i ruir t i mi to the Itrv. Ib;in;dJ n : or of t in- (.'a y 'l't'iif ii'jrct wilt 'J in? (i round initv." J, .lid; ! ; i f. mv I u o t "iH, will bu tinril rhuptiT .mil four 1 the thT in tin! fourth ti'i-lith vcihi' of the 1m rat in-, -i i ( I ''filth h,i i.ipter Ji ' "n.in: uc Know tti.it ;l'v.. y.awA r,,m ,,.ilt, unto lif.-, became V love the brethren. Je that loeth not .'' brother nbi.leth for death." "We love MU-u-nns.. He first loved in." ( ii'ii..l:f H riot oiw nf yim'!n frmti. 1 . v . ' 1 ' 1 ' V . H'.'.t teat Ikm hut the txjwer .til 1 1 1 1 i rifx fnu!) the fact that God i .i;!ir of the fourth Koijiel, vr v;u not the Apotle ; robr.ilv ono of the pi-eaten I th.it ever lived, bet-iuine hi . l. e . .I.... , i : . ..'i'iie . .IKT I. '.in, W;i , ' thi.'oloir.in 1 1 'inimiui mxicht h hi, pro. Hind. Htid the niwnruiie. r.t Ins jnnster mind ci coni tMtp l,e writer of the Fourth (Josjol in I'.ainly the writer of these epixtU-H. Wo n.s undoul.tid.v John the Divine, lie ! never reievs to himself by name, but only j .a the ilisc.ti'.j whom Jesu loved. Xono of J1 ""Vht be wiling to snare out of our 1 ;-,,r"'.? exi: 'iiei!ce the fourteenth chap- . ( 'J '"i1, ,'T"'m- In t ! the disciple nets . i btrtfr wlmt we believe to be the nrofoumi- e.Mt an'l most beautiful truth concerning I the relationship .f the sanctified soul to f the Redeemer. AVhat a brautiful phrase "ilH JiC'iple whom Jesus loved." I lhia man of wonderf-l ability, who re- ! members all that Jctun Raul and writes it , ( down for our benefit. ?y that he did not mean that lie was the only uisciple whom , -ins love.!, but he meant to Pay that hs 't his own spiritual experienee'from the imo foundation that we get ours. ' j'hpre me sins in the Xew Testament . Vhe disciple whom Jeus loved wan at V ;v'",e a P'ifiiate, nmlitioua mi..i. i that occasion when James and John Uere called the Son of Thunder; when j they came to Christ and said. "Master, shall we command fire to come down from heaven and consume these adversaries; ; voms and oi:rs?" And Christ replied, 'Ye know not yet what spirit ye are of." Aain, the mother of James and John i comes to the Master and savs. "Master. grant that thce. my two sons, may sit the one on Thy right hand and the other on Thy left, when Thou comest into Thy kingdom." She thought, and tney thought, and thoy all thought that the kingdom vasvti be nn earthly one; that Christ was to prasp t he sceptre of the Caesars and rule over the world, and that those who stood nearest Ilirn would occunv the places of greatest honor in TTis kingdom. ! Without rebuking them the Master turned j to the two men and said: "Are you able , 'i. drink of the cup whereof I shall drink, i and to be bantized with the bantism - whereof I am baptized?" And they an s we red eagerly and with confidence, "We "o." Then paid the Master. "Ye shall in " d drink of M" cup, and be baptized cv-h the baptism whereof I am baDtixed." s he other discipLs were tnuca displeased fV; James and John. Th.y could have " i ' d fhernselves the trouble. The Master ( 'vVat, once coming as a Master of the ..ath'IIe very well knew what was in J- ieir liearts. Ihe one was seeking the rown that was corrnnt)ble. and that fad ;th away; the other was to live in history :' as the apostle of love. What a long way . John must have traveled before this Das- sionate, ambitious man was able to de serve this title, the ADOstle of Love. John gavj the greater part of his younsf lite to tie preaching ot the gospel of love, 'TowaruY the close of that lontr and wonder. ful careVr the beloved disciole was carried vne Sunday -morning to the congregation of ' the faithful. It was his last appearance at any earthly gathering. His parting benediction to t-e little nock comes down to vs through the history of the ages . ""Little children, love one another." v We know that often the words of our .i text were on the lips of tne Apostle John: We know that we have passed from :unto hie, because we love the breth.i "'t" And again, the higher exper ience ' Jiici makes possible the other, we love Cfie brethren uecause Christ first loved us. This is not the only experience of the land. Some of you might be inclined to ; say: ''This is an well enough in its place to talk about the Apostle John as being the anostle of love." But we are not John. There are some other people who deserve the titSft , W hat about reter, the impul sive fishVrnian? Peter was undoubtedly imimlsivijand selfish and not without his anibitionO'io. Listen to the conversation , in the upper room, lifter the Master has performed the foot washinor He begins to prepare His disciples for His coming in. He savs: "Ye shall all be confounded be cause of Me this night." And Peter re plies: "Though all should betray Thee, yet will not I." What he meant to say wa3 this: "You have made a great deal of this man. who is allowed to lie on Your ,breast. Perhaps if a crisis came he might .."it be as much use ns I would. If these .Vtray Thee, yet will not I." The when .John admitted reter to .all. John stood silently by, laps to die for his Matter. Peter :i somewhere in terror because ot r vvs iuiu iuiai vwm uviml;. iiu men .... i r 'i. ..:i. a .1 K.. the resurrection Christ came to him secret. Peter went out his penitence '.Mid the Master lifted him up again. Three times he v.j ar-ked, bimon, bimon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me?" Peter an swered, 'jf'or;l. Thou knowest that I love Thee." The last time, grieved because of the question he replied, with deep emo tion, expressive only of the love in his heart, "Lord, Thou knowest all things, Thou knowest that I love Thee." When was given to this fisherman the grand promise, "Ye are of Christ." And the an swer vv?brist was, "If I will that ye ctvlvJ nciiieve nml he stand pnd wait wha , . . , . - - ...... - h n 'f The.M i incn, not long since rivals, came toget.'.rr-' t6 v.-itness for the Master. Peter does the talking and John is silent. 5oth are prepared to suffer in the name of Jesus Christ of - .azi'.reth. The grand certainty in the heart of every one of these men was that they had passed from death unto life, through being made capable of loving. And they were capable J loving because they loved the brethr- 'f Now. brethren, in every u'.e. since ' wrote these words for us, the same fc.i-ng has held true. The ground oi Christian certainty has been through tli" love of (Jod. There is no other ground of certai'ity to-day. And the witix's of the spirit is seen '.n nothing more i h.-.:i th;s: tbat those who are t lie sons cf Cod show it in their de meanor. The love o? Jcsns, what it if, none but His leve l one k-i.v.v, and yoar Ami neat. Whittier, vn:.;- yesterday, cs it wae. for us this m ji.''u: "Immortal love finiTir: full loiever( ilu.i! free." l'.it, brethien, .Julin Wi.ey wis one of the gifateit picH'hei the world has fer kimn; the tetct puii 'hi r of the rr us Hi mi1 the A pontic peter. There neer was n man luller of love for the M.nter. fuller of imiiir.it iot) than John We'ey. Ibiw m it with M.'thoi'iMiu tod.) ? We will uiiik') the iii(Htion luggiT. How is It with the church of ( hrit today? What i our n swer to be? To-day I notice, or geein t) notice, two temleiicit at work in the world, l'.v the world I men the w.irld ns you iu.,1 I know it the llnl.-h Mpoak i:ig world. One tendency the new, eai r and ever w.stf.'l doubt n Jcs.n Chnst, the Christ that was; on the other hand, a deposition to question the (Jospel of Jesus nd suggest that even He ll.iiiell Hugh'. lmc Iici'ii wrong. Cn this side of the water is a well known writer, l)r. Sheldon, vim his ivcu us u book w hich has been n d on my sine ol the water, rntttled, "W hat ' . ould Jesus lo?" 1 have known many men in Lon don who would ot enter a church nor read a religions book, but were drawn to this work, not because it was eieverly written, but on account of the words mi the title p.U'C. "What Would Jesm Do?" I have heard Christ cheered in a worl-ing-nien's meeting because lie was referred to as the tirst great Socialist, also re ferred to as an example in economics. Iu our literature of to-dav there is wist ful emphasis laid tit on t fie meaning of Christ. Put admiration for Jesus stands higher than mere .adoratiou, ut admira tion is not adoration. M"n might say all these about the Christ and yet misjudge what the Christ meant to bring to the arts of men. Men are nuesi ioning the assurance of the love nf (Jod. Where shall we look for ccrtaint" it not to Jeus? There is an optimism in Ai. eriean char acter whiea tends toward contentment with this present world. I have re marked it in my travels frnin east to west. A readiness to take things as they come and be satisfied with them. In this assembly, as large "9 it is. a holi day assembly, too, there are undoubtedly men who have some great sorrow, and there are times when many of us have felt some great sorrow. I have found hers and there we come i cross silent men, who have been beaten in the battle of life, and who have no part in this general optimism. The world as Cod has made it is one ot beauty. This morning, for example, the sun is sinning around us everywnere; we nre tJad to meet its beams; the very brightness affects our spirit, and helps us to look forward with hope into the future. But do you realize that there is a tragedy under every green leaf? Hear the waves breaking upon the seashore! Do you real ize that the smiling sea surrounding us yesterday strangled some mother's on? Here are we meeting in brightness and gladness. Do you reili.e that the same sun shining upon us i taking the life of some one in some part of this continent to-day? Have you never felt, brethren, some time that you could improve on life if you had the power that is in the hands of Cod? "Oh, love, could you and I with llim con spire. To grasp this sorry scheme of things en tire; Would not we shatter it to bits and then Re-mold it nearer to the heart's desire." It is because of this mood that I have found in America and England that people have asked the question. How sli-ill we be sure of God? Where is spiritual certain ty? One man once said to me, "If you were master of the community, I think I could trust you. I don't think you could wish me harm. Can't you make me sure of the love of God. Oh, make me sure of the victory of Christ!" Now, brethren, listen to me: first of all, clear the ground by this reflection, that the only real communion, the only spirit ual experience that is worth having is not that which can be set forth in terms of mind; it is not that which can Imj demon strated by figures., and you will have to begin where they did in the upper room. A man must tind Christ for himself. Your soul ehould be the reflection of the mind of the Master. The only real communion, even here, is that which cannot be demon strated. jMor example, suppose the bishoo, here, was called to bis reward, and while I am speaking to you some one should say, "He is gone." But all that you can now see. his venerable body, would still bj here, and yet you would say, "He is gone. Yes, it would be his soul that had gone to make perfect the union with Christ. Brethren, take the Christ out of my spiritual firmament and t!e world would be dark and cold to me. There never was a time when the world's people were in such demand of a Christ as to-day. No, never! If you could take the Christ out of hi.story, if you could sunpose the world to be as it is men would still he asking for some one to save them, and the conquer ing love would be craved for by them, even if they did not know it. XTow, brethren, let us go back to the Christ by all means, but let it be the Christ of experience, not simply the Christ of historv. Christ went awav to come nearer. He went to His own and He never left them. It is by no means Cod's purpose that any man should remain in the house of mourn in;. On the throne of the universe sits one with the heart of a child. No stran ger cries but whose voice is heard bv the One whom Paul preached, whom John loved the same, who in the far o't davs of Oalilee walked upon the hillsides doing gonii. lie is on the throne now. Mr. Moodv once told a stoi"- in Entlnnrl concerning the first evanrelical mission there. He was asked to call upon a poor man in Dundee ""ho bd been bedridden for a long time. Mr. "Moodv went to take a blessing, but instead got one. The man bad been standing under me Vesting of Calvary; it was no shock to him to b" told tnnt the world seemed to le upside down and the man would have h"d a poor time of it if thee had W'fn to hbri of his suf ferings. Wh.pp Mr. Moody left th? cham ber he said: "I guess vhen the fingels pass over Dundee, thev will slop nt that hoe.s for refreshments. Do you see, brethren: Do vou sen? Men like Peter and John who have been admitted to the fellowship oF the cross do not doubt the love of Cod. Peace and pam, iov- and sorrow, are not exclus ive. The latter prepares the way for the tormer. I once heard "Gvpsv" Smith tell a storv fbout his own little sons who had plavcd truant, and in trving o be stern he had sent them to bod. and tnrv were not to have any sunner, if vou mease. lc passe' the rest of the evening tiptoeing about lis tei'lng and wondering what the effect of the punishment would be. Finally, not bearing Ay sov.nd, he in -vie his way to Mm bed chamber. As ho leanpd over the bed oe of tV.n btfe fellows said. "Is that you, fither?" I jest went for him and drew him in and the bttle fellow sobbed out, "rather, will you forgive we.' "Yes mv son: res. ves, I wi'-i torsive you, for Vve vou. !en. l.um r. !.!:. me rriwn ?. -:---"..'' We ) r-'.- t' p great Father ;?: we biv. i into the face cf the Son. ' " SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. T. U. c,w writes to Naturo: "If a tube i outlining radium broinbb Is wrapped In black paper und brought within threo it four Inches of tby cyu In a d.'.rk room, "a cuiIouh M-nsiitluti of Kr-uwal Illumination t,f lias cyu la ex tyoh'jiM oj ; this occurs wlithe-r t yi-lM li cl ;si'd 0r nU. It Is illJIcult jacc.uraU ly t) lescribi' the HUisatbu produced; th.) eye neems filled with lUht. Prolubly nho ea-et li duo to g-'TuTal fluore h cp.i o cf tvery part of For many years past It has been the-;:r.'a-:!i.? of Cj.j Iron aud Ste.d Insti tute to republish Irora tlue to tlrnu rare and Interedlinj papers relating to tho history and mauufacturo cf lrun and .steid. With the permission of the Council ot the British Association, the Institute has now added to tho series the report presented by Bualn and Playfair to tho British uxiux-lation at Cambridge, in 1S43, on "Th Case. Involved from Iron Furnaces, with Ref erence to the Thowy of Uio SmolUng; of Iron." This research has long been looked upon as a model ef tho applica tion of the methods of scientific Inves tigation to the elucidation of Industrial problems. The poison of tho Hydrophldae, or sea snakes, winch occur In large num bers on the coasts of India, Is ex tremely deadly. Accort'lng to Dr. L. ilogers, who recently described his study of their venoms to the Royal society, the poison of the Euhydrina, one of the most dangerous species, Is from five to twenty times as power ful as cobra poison, anj to fishes Is fifty times as ioisonons as the most deadly cobra venom. It produces tho same .symptoms as the latter drowsi ness, muscular weakness, progressive paraly&ls, failure of breathing, and finally convulsions. Dr. Calniette's an twenmc was found to have no value as an antidote to tho Euhvdrina venom. The Cairo survey department has re cently published a prelimnary descrip tion , by Messrs. Andrews and Bead nell, of the remains of a giant land tortoise (Testudo animon), from the Eocerne of the Fayum district. The especial interest of this form Is Its antiquity, which far exceeds that cl all other known members of the group. Dr. Andrews thinks It probable that Testudo amnion Is the ancestral form of the giant tortoises met with in several European Tertiary horizons and that the existing African Testudo pardalis may be a small survivor of the group, to which the Indian Sialik Testudo atlas and Testudo cautloyi, and the existing Testudo sumelri (the well known giant tortoise of Port Louis) may also pertain. The recent incorporation cf the firm of Krupp, o Essen, as a company with a share capital of S40.OOO.0U0, is es sentially a family matter, as the com pany only comprises five shareholders, who also form the legal number of signatures or founders of the com pany. Miss Krupp, the eldest daugh ter of the late llerr Krupp, holds 150, 996 of the total of 160,000 shares. The enormous share capital of the com pany In German money ICO.000,000 marks is only equalled by one insti tution in Germany, namely, the Ger man bank. Tho company takes over the famous steel works at Essen, to gether with the incidental coal and Iron mines, stone-quarries, clay pits, blast furnaces and steamers, the Gru son works at Madgeburg; the Annen Steel Works, the Germania Shipbuild ing Works, at Kiel; tho Rheinhausen Steel Works, a shipping enterprise at Rotterdam, and the firm's interests In Spanish and other foreign iron ore mlnei. The total number of hands employed in the various departments and works of the company is 46,290. The administration consists of twelve active directors, including a former minister of state, a German admiral and a Prussian general. Resurrection of Coin. A curious story of a coin comes from England. Since 17S9 and up to a short time ago, there has been lying in one of the oldest of London banks a sealed package containing one of the famous petition crowns of Charles II., known familiarly as the trial piece of Thomas Simon. Simon made fifteen of these in an effort to convince Charles that he could make a finer and more artis tic coin than could the Dutch. The coin in question was offered twice for sale, unsuccessfully, the last time in 1774. The highest bid then was 20 guineas. In 17S9 it was put away to be offered tor sale in 114 years. It is the property of a well Jnown noble man and It doubtful that he will follow out tho purpose of his ancestors. ' A Large Gorilla. The biggest monkey ever exhibited is a gorilla 6 feet 10 inches high with an arm sproal of 9 feet 3 inches, from the Camaroons, West Africa. IIe stands, with his skeleton beside him, !n tho museum of Hamburg. 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