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“WHICH IS THE
TRUE GOSPEL?”
“I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel
of Christ” (Rom. 1:16), Was the
Subject of a Lecture by I. S.
Hoskins, of New York
City.
At the Frostburg Opera House, Sun
day evening', a very large and intelli
gent audience listened to a sermon on
the above theme by I. F. Hoskins, of
New York, under the auspices of the
International Bible Students’ Associa
tion. The ability and eloquence ex
hibited by the speaker made it easy
for him to command the most absorb
ing interest on the part of his hearers.
His logic and familiarity with the
Scriptures made very obvious the fact
that he was indeed master of the sub
ject under discussion. He spoke in
part as follows:
Everybody knows that the word
Gospel signifies “Good Tidings.”
And everybody ought to know that as
Christian people we have for centuries
misused the word, applying it to the
bad tidings of great misery to all peo
ple, except the mere handful of the
elect. Catholic and Protestant ortho
doxy have set forth for centuries two
general views of the Gospel of Christ.
The Catholic Gospel (good tidings) is
that all the heathen, all Catholic and
Protestants, except a mere handful,
go to a purgatory of awful suffering,
terrible anguish, lasting for decades,
centuries and thousands of years,
roasting, boiling, agonizing, and thus
purging away their sins and dross that
they may ultimately attain to heavenly
bliss for the remainder of eternity. If
that is good tidings, it can be con
sidered such only in contrast with
something more horrible, if that be
imaginable.
Our Protestant Gospel, of which we
are so proud that we want to thrust it
upon Jews, Catholics and heathens
everywhere, we should thoroughly un
derstand, enjoy and appreciate before
we waste good time and money giving
it to others. Here it is: Four cen
turies ago our forefathers were not
Protestants, but Catholics, and be
' lieved in Purgatory, etc., as above.
Then what was known as the Refor
mation set in. Amongst the things
that were repudiated during this Ref
ormation was the doctrine of Purga
tory; the Reformers declared that it
never had been anything more than
imagination. The question then arose:
What is to become of the unsaved
multitudes whom they previously sup
posed were in Purgatory? They could
not demand that God should put them
in heaven, for only the saintly few are
fit for such a place. Then, with blank
consternation, they determined that
they must crowd the entire mass into
a hell of eternal torture and shut the
gate upon them forever, and write
upon the gate, “Who enters here
abandons hope.”
Good Tidings of Great Joy.
Surely St. Paul never preached any
of these Gospels, nor did any of the
Apostles, nor does the Bible support
such theories, except by the turning
and twisting of language, mis-transla
tions of the original and misinterpre
tations of some parables. The plain
statements of the Scriptures are all
directly to the opposite. The Bible
teaches that “the wages of sin is
death,” not Purgatory nor eternal
torment; “The soul that sinneth, it
shall die.”
Adam, the perfect, was placed on
trial for life eternal or death eternal.
He sinned, and the sentence against
him was, “Cursed is the earth for thy
sake; thorns and thistles shall it bring
forth unto thee,” “In the sweat of thy
face shalt thou eat bread until thou
return unto the ground from whence
thou wast taken.” (Gen. 3:27-17). St.
Paul declares the same: “By one
man’s disobedience sin entered into
the world, and thus death passed upon
all men, because all are sinners.”
Rom. 5:13.
Ah, now we have the truth! The
penalty for sin is death, and the “good
tidings” is that God has provided for
our recovery from sin and death. The
same was announced by the angels on
the night of Jesus’ birth when they
said; “Behold we bring you good tid
ings of great joy, which shall be unto
all people, for unto you is born this
day in the city of David a Savior (life
giver), which is'Christ the Lord.”
The good tidings for the race in
general is that the Redeemer, in God’s
due time, will become King of kings
and Lord of lords—the Messiah of
Glory, God’s glorious representative.
For a thousand years the regenerat
ing work for Adam’s race will pro
gress. (Matt. 9:29; Acts3:l9-23). God’s
chosen people, Israel, will be the
earthly agents of the heavenly and in
visible King of Glory. By the close
of His reign the whole earth will have
been transformed into the paradise of
God. “He will make the place of His
feet glorious.” and mankind will all
be perfect again in God’s image.
There will be no more sin, no more
sickness, no more dying, because all
the things of sin and death will have
passed away; and He who sits upon
the throne will have renewed all
things.(Rev. 21:5) All who after com
ing to a full knowledge of the truth of
God’s love and gracious provision still
love sin and hate righteousness, will
be destroyed in the second death;
from which there will be no redemp
tion, no resurrection, no recovery.
The Church Called.
The Scriptures clearly teach that
God has delayed the world’s blessing,
the resurrection, for nearly two thou
sand years in order to permit the selec
tion of the church, which is to be joint- ;
heir with Christ in the inheritance of
the Kingdom. All Bible students are
familiar with the Scriptures which de-
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i clare that Christ is Head over all
things to the Church which is His
■ body. Again, the Church is styled
the “Bride, the Lamb’s Wife.”
Ever since Pentecost the Heavenly
Father has been drawing belivers to
Jesus’ side. The promise to these is
i not the resurrection by restitution
promised to the world during the
Messianic reign. On the contrary,
these have a heavenly calling. After
their consecration they are begotten
of the Holy Spirit, and then instruct
i ed in the school of Christ and sub
: mitted to trials and disciplines in
various ways, for the purpose of
chiseling and polishing their charac
ters as new creatures. These are but
a little flock altogether.
There are no contradictions in the
Bible. The contradictions are all in
the mind. If we want the truth, the
: Bible truth, we must needs study that
i Grand Old Book in its own light. We
must “take off grandfather’s specs.”
Our present-day Bible helps, Bible
Concordances, Studies in the Scrip
■ tures, give us a great advantage and
: correspondingly greater responsibility.
I consider Pastor Russell’s pamphlet,
“Food for Thinking Christians,” one
of the best present-day Bible helps.
I understand that a copy of it can be
had free by addressing him at Brook
lyn Tabernacle, New York City.
H. C. Rockwell, of New York.
The noted athlete will lecture in the
Frostburg Opera House, Sunday,
Feb. 22, 7:30 p. m., on the interesting
subject, “Earth’s Greatest Reforma
tion Soon to be Inaugurated.” All
are invited. Seats free. No collec
tion.—Advt.
Paint Now
If your property needs it; don’t wait.
There are two parts of a job: the
paint and the work; the work is more
than the paint.
The cost of paint is about two-fifi’us;
the work three-fifths.
Paint won’t come down in a hurry;
too-many jobs put-off.
Men are waiting for $2 or $3; they
don’t know it; they think they are
waiting for S2O or $25.
Why don’t men use their heads?—
Advt.
DEVOE
J. W. Shea, Agent. sells it.
“Earth’s Greatest Reformation
Soon to be Inaugurated.”
The subject of a free lecture at the
Frostburg Opera House, Sunday,
Feb. 22, 7:30 p. m. —Advt. 1-2
Allegany Cemetery.
2200 LOTS.
Prices $9.00 to $22.50.
perpetual charter.
J. B. Williams,
secretary and treasurer.
Office: C. & P. Phone:
60 E. Main Street. No. 52.
FROSTBURG, MD.
Does Your Stomach
Trouble You?
Mayr’s Wonderful Stomach Remedy
Is Successfully Taken in Cases
of Stomach, Liver and In
testinal Ailments
And One Dose Has Often Dispelled
Years of Suffering
tAUYR’S
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will change
that
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Msyr* Wonderful Stomach Remedy can
really be termed a wonderful remedy and the
benefits that it gives in many of the most
chronic cases of Stomach Trouble has spread
its fame from one end of the country to the
other. No matter where you live—you will
find people who have suffered with Stomach,
Liver and Intestinal Ailments* etc., and have
been restored to health and are loud in their
praise of this remedy. There is not a day
but what one hears of the wonderful-results
obtained from this remedy and the benefits
are entirely natural, as it acts on the source
and foundation of these ailments, removing
the poisonous catarrh and bile accretions, tak
ing out the inflamation from the intestinal
tract and assist in rendering the same anti
septic. Sufferers are urged to try one dose—
which alone should relieve your suffering and
convince you that Mayr’s Wonderful Stomach
Remedy should restore you to good health.
Put it to a test today—the results will be a
revelation to you and you will rejoice over
your quick, recovery and once again know the
joys of living. Send for booklet on Stomach
Ailments to Geo. H. Mayr, Mfg. Chemist, 156
Whiting St., Chicago, or better still, obtain a
bottle from your druggist.
For sale in Frostburg-, Md., by the
G. F. Pearce Drug Co.
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“Oculum” Cures Sick Chickens
AND PRODUCES EGGS!
Newtown Giant Colony Brooders and
Practical Trap Nests.
Poultry Stock Poods and Remedies.
Can fill your wants in choice Poultry
and Pigeons.
• Wholesale and Retail.
THOMAS L. POPP,
FROSTBURG, MD.
8 S. Water St. Opp. Postoffice.
Phone 289-K.
WM. ENGLE JAS. ENGLE
: Engle Meat Market
DEALERS IN
Live Stock and
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Dressed Meats
Butter and Eggs
Poultry in Season
66 EAST UNION STREET
17 WEST UNION STREET
,
Let Us Dry-Steam Clean
and Press Your Coat,
Pants and Test!
We do not drive the dirt into the lining of
: the goods, but force it from the inside out.
This process is strictly sanitary. It removes
all. dirt, raises the nap, renders the garment
sterilized like new and not shrink a thread.
Ladies* Coats, Jackets, Skirts, Etc,,
receive special attention!
Shall we call for your next package?
FROSTBURG STEAM LAUNDRY
A. S. BURTON, Proprietor.
THOMAS GATEHOUSE,
Justice of the Peace,
4 MECHANIC STREET,
FROSTBURG, MD.
All business entrusted to me is attended to
promptly and satisfactorily.
Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer,
THE DENTIST,
7E. Union St. Frostburg, Md.
Go To —
SHEA’S DRUG STORE
For Pure Fresh Drugs.
Sales Agent for—
Eastman Kodaks,
Htiylers Candies,
Rexall Remedies.
All Manicure, Toilet &
Shaving Sets, Package Per
fumery, etc. at COST.
We (9 o CIS Green
GiveO.M? Trading Stamps.
ADDITIONAL CARS
—ON
C.&W. ELECTRIC RAILWAY.
Effective Thursday, January 15,
and continuing until further
notice, the Cumberland & West
ernport Electric Railway will
operate cars on a thirty minute
schedule between Frostburg and
Baltimore street, Cumberland, be
tween the hours of three and
seven o’clock.
Cars will leave Frostburg and
Cumberland at 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30,
5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 o’clock daily.
J. E. TAYLOR, Supt.
IMONUMENTSI
DON'T BUY FROM AGENTS
OF OTHER FIRMS.
The commission they get is
: added to the price of the
work.
J.B. WILLIAMS CO.,
Western Maryland’s Leading
Marble and Granite Dealers,
60 East Main Street
FROSTBURG, : : MARYLAND.
99 N. Centre Street
CUMBERLAND, : : MARYLAND.
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way it is produced, commercially for home
a consumption—the grease and oiling is all at
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