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GOOD NEWS. June 1919. sidered a failure because he did 1,500,000,000 people, ot wnom tne omy nope ui wi wunu. not bring. Laban and the whole two thirds (or one billion) have ine nKi ,niumeut iue wt THE CHURCH IS NOT THE KINGDOM. , iamiiy. rne great age oi uni versal conversion is coming, but it will be in the Kingdom Age. The harmony of truth con cerning the coming of our Lord, The following statement is madeby the Rev. Robert Russell, president of Westminister College, New Wilming ton, Pa., and Moderator of the Gener- al Assembly of the United Presby- J : "!, "T,.. -P, nrAnsmr-. I i n i i 1 teriaii luicii. iw xui guuuncoo nls acts ot judgment ana reign sake don't faint nor have a jeemmy f i - tP ctntpd fol fif vnn cpp t.hnt. nnmp Rusrp i 01 s101 y may oe statea as 101- T was inst. croinsr to sav (if vou would lows: When Ghrist comes it quit howling long enough to let me) will be the day of judgment. The that this is not Pastor Russeii, nor ay of judgment, like the day of one of the hiarhlv respectable ortho dox gang. He believes in eternal tor ment and all that nice, pleasant truck. But listen what he says about the Kingdom: flashed into my vou noor blind mind, "Why,, i -i i-i j j i ; never neara tnat tneie vou DOor blind leader of the. Christ. I also remembered that blind that s just what God is; eromg to do, and the Bible is lull of it, but you have been so dull QQ to the modern that grace, will be an era of time. The day of grace has extended for almost 1900 years. The day of judgment will be long enough to include the Millennial Age, or what may be termed "the golden .1 n L' thp p.ncrtn ot a veneration is o years,, and that every 33 years the whole population of the world is wiped off the face of the earth. Three times in a cen tury the whole population is swept olf, and that meais four billion and five hundred million people, of whom three billion have never heard that there is a Christ. I discovered that in the last one hundred years of mis- of apprehension that you could not see it." And I was convert ed to the nremillennial view as quickly as Saul was converted to; Jesus Christ. A BIG BAPTIST AGREES. A traditional view as Kingdom ,in so far as Christians have the Chur that the Church will sometime take time to pray and thus get that day Christ will come for his Even if the Baptist preachers do hang on to eternal torment like a pup- sions about three millions of py to a Toot, many of the most intel- A lie-ent ones among: them are certainly - i' JicLLiilJi UUtUl CVM wucii un iiic clg Ui yiupnc. xiic lumen- , flani oomfc. firvio s Have views,, is that nium will therefore, be a part of I u-r T Z.-rZ lennur"eTs5 ch is the Kingdom, the day of judgment. In the tnree biUions of people have peopleBEGl r.hnvoh will snmptime fw, w.Ji ,Wn been born, lived and died, and hope that they increased spiritual voltage and be able to cope with her work of bringing the gospel m saving power to all men. With this view it is supposed that some time there will be aggressive successful evangelization in all lands, that some morning an As sociated Press telegram, will be published stating, that the last bad man in the most remote is land has given himself to Christ and gone home to table and "set up the family altar." A more worthy view, held largely by the leaders of spiri tual thought, is that there can be no Kingdom without the pres ence of the King and that the re turn of Jesus Christ .to this world is "the blessed hone" of the Church. The Church is not the King dom, but the herald of the King dom. In it there is the contin uation of Gcd's elective-method, besrun with Abraham, continued in i i i k i ir. iiiic : i,i in i si. vv i i a i i . , t never neara iiicii, tneie ie ct Christ. At that rate, I thought, when are we likely to overtake JTIs IS ?SfflBi conclusion that equity and peace for the saints. At the dawn he will come WITH his saints. During the ness, world, and the golden age of pro phecy will be realized. it was simply a hopeless case: lennium question. And when honest to get right, there is i i " i i i i y win get entirely rigni; before they stop. Now here is a testimony from one of ,the biggest Baptist preachers in America Kev. W. B. Riley, pastor of First Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minn. Read carefully what Dr. Riley says, and vou will find that he agrees with me that the Pre-Millennial. view is the TESTIMONY OF REV. HOW ARD W. POPE you D wight fraid-cats, L. are to Looky here, you airaia oi Did you ever being a dangerous man to follow? And if Moody was sale and sane, don't you reckon the men who are carrying on his work are safe anil sane' too? IVlaybe you would like to grease your think-skillet with a little teat-skm of testimony from How ard W. Pope, Supt. of Men, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, 111. Here it is: tnat tnis WWla never WOUia De oniy reasonable one: converted. That Jed me to the Th words f Jegus This study of the scriptures, and I , . i n , found that it was-the business of Pel of the kingdom shall be the Church to evangelize the preached in all the world for a world rather than to convert the witness unto all nations, and world; and that is something 4-hpn shall thp pnd come " involv- us0eddyof at Can ea.-Uy bxd0ninAlil1; ed the main facts of Pre-Millen- conclusion without any particu- ariamsm. They identified the premillennial present age with the dispensa tion of the Church ; they sug gested the mighty changes that are to come oyer the earth at the end of this age, when the lar reference teaching. Then a few months later I was preparing a sermon on the sub ject of conversion, and it occur red to me to take the case of Saul. I painted first of all a pic- Church shall have completed its This truth of the premillen- ture of Saul as given by his own witness, when the Master "shall - - I J 1 T T j JI J : mal coming ot our Lord came to teacnmgs, ana i paintea it as have returned and the Milieu- me in two installments, probably Dl um. 1 coma not con- , T I LCI V C Ui Cl lldl U.CJ. 111.CIX1 U1I oecause 1 was not aoie to I -f 1 . w -w- -m- -a I t it all at once. When 1 graduat- Christianitv. Havinsr reached Israel nd to he ed at yale University and Theo- thdt- conclusion concerning israei, ana exicnaea io tne o1 Grtw;-nWr- i Gentile world. In Abraham God "ZS ' u J1 5s ? ior conversion, chose a worthy man to be his "iVc "TY1"? 1 started mm on-nis way to ia- Tiimil in th nlitndfia of t.hP Sv- WI1Uit ujecu witii aooui iw? maSGUS, and you J- - j i conroufQc cnifivifr rhot rhlc know what nium shall have come ! Christ employed language with precision. When he said,, "This gospel of the kingdom' he did not mean, - "This gospel of r grace or "This gospel of per- nan sons un id, to thTlpV sentences, saying that this truth happened. God drew aside the sonal salvation," but he meant upianas, to leain uie les- iiQ1TOi0ea lnoi ,ja w u i un rn rf mntiftfho cm QT1H fsiifh " uiuoivn "'u kjj veil WI11C11 IllUea LlltJ IltJclveiliy wxiat 11c isaiu. incie is ct oi monoxneism ana iaitn, i Q ,0- a jTT.i:0j.n. ... :s ... j . ijL,. , ,.. . and thus be a channel of blessing 1Za f " f oY I , tJ wv,a10 nrAvW p. ni,nol and he then proceeded to take to him certain people called Adventists ; from the earthly, and revealed one little glimpse of the risen and glorified Jesus ; not Je sus as he was in the flesh, but Jeslis as he is today, in his risen and glorified condition. That revelation of Jesus wTOUsrht a the truth. As the years went revolution in Saul. Down he Premillennial cominsr of Christ. by I heard oniy two or three ad- jyent on his knees, saying "Lord, I think I have gone through all. dresses on the subject, those be- what wilt thou have me to do?" the writings of the fathers for mg, it 1 remember rightly, by And all the rest of his life he three centuries pretty carefully, Adventist lecturers, and were was a loving, loyal follower of and I do not know an exception, -Pi ill i-w-p fnn. "lTnv.xv. -4-V. , . 1 I, T 1 T J ml ' J .1 ' 1. 1 V- ' it oiir vfii ItIc rriMr frw f ii , momv iU1A ui ivxagvg, Liie w lute tne jora jesus jurist, i nat was uniuss it ue ungen. in or'frf w owovJo throne, the red dragon, and my arsrument for conversion, :Dr. James H. Brookes to tne wnoie worm, uoa cnose Israel for the sake of blessing the nations and reaching world wide Kingdom blessings. When Israel failed God did not change his method, but proceeded to choose a spiritual Israel as his Church, so that Kingdom bless ings might yet reach all hu manity. God's electing grace in choosing the few that he might up tne more interesting and en livening subject of eternal pun ishment. I was sent out as a Congregational minister, ' fully equipped and prepared to teach "Kingdom gospel" Premillen- arism. It was the faith of the early church fathers. Guinness remarks, "it cannot be denied that for three centuries the Church held the doctrine of the m re- -r, -4-4- ia i-wwicj. liitcxcsLiii x ana an 1 exnectea to ormsr out : nimus us uiat tne nremiuenniai The Church is the herald of a whole tmnS excited in me a feel- but I began to draw certain in- advent was the common heritage frlorinn TCinrdom hut it iq not m& of pity, if not of contempt; I ferences from it, certain practi- of both Jewish and Gentile thp Kino-Hnm I "' M1V "mwi icosuiio. iiicn iin& uiuugut uiuiotiaiio, ciiiu. yct&otJU. lxUIIl LIlt mc iviiiguum. H-Viot ,,oViflTio 'ji. I T' u ni. i JV , It has been urged that the nre- ow;mc. ooccurreu to me : 11 sucn a man oewisu vnnsuan 10 tne uentne Kino-dom vipw of thp Spoond ,But about twenty years ago, as Saul was converted in an in- Christian Church precisely in WhPTI T a. nPRtni in TJmxr ofnnf Kit nna n-li'mnon " F 4 l- vinnvi tVlO ooming is cisnononng to tne Ens-land. I was studvin.fr. thp rriyifio Wnc wiiot t.nw vqo no .nn, lloly Spirit in that his work dur- general subject of missions, and happen if God should draw aside unanimous for any doctrine than, mg the present age is not sup- reached the conclusion that this the veil and reveal to every liv- is the consensus of the apostolic po&eu iu secure trie conversion worm would never be converted mg being just what he revealed fathers for the premillennial ad- an men. xl xs ct, suxiixuieiit nv tne agencies now in nnera- tn Son 7 What an ooqv th nfr vpnt nt fv of r to say that the Holy tion. . I recalled that New Eng- it would be for God to" do ! When answer Spirit is not dishonored if we ac- lang had had some chance, hav- that thought came to me I said, I have a standing notice' to the cord to him the full scope of di- mg had the erosnel f or 250 vears : "That is.thp nnlv hnnp W er f . . vine numose in his activitv. It UnH vpt tw w not o Xi"! raicct . A uo n01 want postage dd world." Then the has been well said that Eleazer, town or hamlet in all New Eng- thought became a wish and the S pS 0n subscnPtl0n- But yet me servant oi ADranam, accom,- lana wnere all the- people had wish became a prayer, and I 1 can ana 00 accept a lew stamps plished the full mission of his ever been converted. The thine-1 9 id "T,nvH T.nvrl for Toono ' all alone. A .master m Ur of the ; Chaldeans began to look .rather discourag- sake, send Thy Son to this world, use a few more than I am e-et- wiieii ue retunieQ witn xeDecca mcr to me: ana men 1 reca eri Ravpnl-trv ma vval to oil mn ' - as the bride for Isaac and that the fact that we are told than on women and childVen, just what Zl?" kis mission wai not to be con-1 the face of this globe there are I You revealed to Saul, for it is amounta ln atampi for awhile.