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THE WORLD'S CRESSET, OOT. 7th. 1915.
7ih. Pag? Answer to Mrs. Ad jh's 1st Question. 0 m'iaaed frjm pigiG. us, w'oo believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, what was I, that I could withstand God? When they heard these things they held their peace, and glori fied cod, s lying, Then hath g d also to the Gentiles granted re pentance unto life." Acts 11-15 16-17-18. ( Here is Peter's rehersal of the transaction and the oocu ranee; And in the very transaction and occurance, Peter spoke to those Gentiles and Maid: "To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever beiieveth in him shall receive remission of sins. ' While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which beard the word. 4 , - And they of the circumcision " which belayed, were. Astoftifehe 1. "as'many as came with Peter,-because tb at on the Gentiles" also was poured out toe gift of" the Holy Ghost. ". For they heard them speak wit'.i iougues. and magnify God. Then answered Peter . Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy ' Ghost as weM as we' . i And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Then prayed they him to tarr.y certain days." (Acts 10-43 to 48) Much in a name; They believed on the name of Christ. Which name? And we see that when the 'Ho ly Ghost 1 fell on the Gentiles that those of the circumcision who had went with Peter, was vry much astonished. Now when this occured Peter seemeo somewhat astonished aUo. And said' "who can forbid water, see ing that they have recieved the gift of the Holy Ghost a well as we.' To the Gentiles the gift of the 'Holy Ghost" was given first, and then the baptism of water. But different to the Israelites as we have shown. The Israeli tes had to be baptized with water first and then they was to re city the gift of the Holy Ghost.' The Gentiles received the gift of the Holy Ghootand then ras baptised with water. At this time of the history of the Gentile race we recieve the gift of the "Holy Ghost- When we do just what Christ commanded us to do, and that is this. 'I Bnseecb you therefore bre thren by the merc:es of God, that ye present yuur bodies a living sacrifice hoiy acceptable unto God, which is your reason, abie service. And be not conformed to this wjrld: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that .vi may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God," Rom. 12-1-2 Yes we must bring our bodies 9 living sacrifice, and then bring every thought into subj ction unto the obedience of Christ. And then Paul said. 1 ."Moriiovtri brethren I'decjarf' unto sou the gospel which 1 preached uoto you, which also ye have received and wherein yt stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto vou unless ye have believed in vain." 1 Cor, 15-12 For he says' again. "For I uus not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is th p wer of God unto salvation to pvery one that btlieveth ; to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Rom. 1 16. , And then confirms this Ay saying, "But if our g; spel be hid it is hid to them that are lost: In tfnom the god of Ibis world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God should shine unto them." 2 Cor. 4-3-4. At any time we obey the gc9pe in. bringing our bodies a living sacrifice, God will shead abroad in our heart his love by the power of the ' Holy Gost" which is the baptism of the "Holy Ghost" We ate confidence that sister Adams will see when we are baptised with ihe "Huly Ghost" So we beg Gods blessings on the desires of our heart. Is Masonry What it should b2 today, Masonry has been and should be today one of the most sublime and perfect institutions. That has ever or that do exist as an or. gan'zed body for the advancement and the establisbm"ns of perfect happiness to the human family, Creating, in all its varieties uni versal benevolence and brotherly love. It should never forget to hold out. allurements so captiv ating as to inspire the brother hood with emulation to deeds of honor and g ory, such as must commnd, throughout the vorld. vent-ration and applause, and such as must entitle those who perform them to dignity and rftipect. . It should -teach us those usefuh wise, and instruct ive doctrines taught once by a bleeding Christ. Upon which alone true happiness is formed; and at the same time affords those easy paths, by which we attain, the rewards of virtue; its principles teach us the duties we owe to our neighbors, never to injure them, in any one particu lar in life. , It teaches us to conduct our selves in the line of justice, and to use t'O impartiality; Aud to keep ourselves unspoted from the world. It does order us to , keep true to our trust. And in , all our vacations of life, and to I perform retigeously that whijh a brother aught to do. While we kvau uuiy iuuk ujmu ine sunoeaius which shines from those who are Masons in real, and lend a help ing hand to make the blue sky clea thore will yet dark clouds arise over the minds of men by the acts and deeds of them who should be Masons-in deed and in truth. But belong tithe class of mind suckers. And have nothing but selfish principles at heart : shame is it not?