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THE WORLD'S CRESSET, MAR. 2nd. 1916. The Cresset; Mountain Gkove Missouri. Route 3. Caudle Grove. Rev. L, 8 Garkktt Editor PUBLISHERS. Iff N.6. Garrett and M. M. Bowers 1 Column 2 ' ' per year. , ...$33.00. . ..$1)0.00. ...&2H.0O. . ..$14.00 Professional Cards $1.25 a mon. Locals per line 1st. insersion fids ' ' Subsequent insersion ;!cts Local advertisements will be continued until ordered out. fcsTSpecial eantracls made on larger Adds. QUESTION COLUMN. QUESTION NO. ti. Preachers and all, if the is not right with his two theory? Please explain Ed. man the following scripture; "The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they bo oorn, speakj ing lies.' (Ps. uH-3.) QUESTION NO What is the Abomination 0f Desolation spoken of by . Daniel the Prophet. Spoken of in the gospels standing in the Holy place. QUESTION NO. s, Please tell us why the Church today has not the seven men spoken of in Acts 0-3 to admin ister on the same purpose if she is Apostolic? Come And See Us, Mr. Frank Moore now belong ing to the Colony has some fine Liniment used as a pain killer cant be surpassed, Come and get a bottle and try "Wrang Tang" you wont be with out it in the iamily. Good for man or beast. Also "Indian Herbs" a great Blood purifier and Liver RegulaJ tor.. We have other remedies. We live at the Colony, -Caudle Grove.' - Frank P, Moore. NOTICE!! Any party or parties wishing to ask questions through this paper upon auy subject, reli giously or otherwise shall be treated as a friend. But in no case will the Editor allow any slang or slang phrases go thru ts col qui us. READ THE Mystery of the Kingdom Of God. Before we give you our text on this subject; we wish to say that we are now passing out of the Old Testament; only in reference, and are taking up our subjects from the Now Testament but on the same line of thought as given on the Two Men Theory, Hence, we quote you this scripture as our Text, And he said unto them. Un to you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but unto tbero that are without, all these things pre done in parables. St. Mark 4-lli This scripture brings us a cress the dark recordpast, and and places us on the top of the great hill of superstition with the sun of ri-rhteoiisiipss. shin ing over our heads, . with its alluminating light: shining back over the dead past, so as all can see the beacon lights of the two men in every subj"Ct passed over. Then again looking out into the future, along the beaut- ful strait and narrow path that leads from the very dawn of Creation, out into the broad fields of Eternity: without a cloud to be seen. And yet. as we stand upon the very principle of Gon's Gi.oitv we hear a voice saying. 'And without controversy great is the mystery of godli ness: cod was manifest in the llesh. justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world- received up into glory, 1 Tim a 10 ' We must thank 'dod, that we have the language of His Dear Son, in our Text: speaking to his disciples and saving, unto you, it is given to know the my stery of the kingdom of cod. For without controversy, when uod was manifested in the flesh, to the world then', and even now it, was an act, that was, and is a mystery to the world, h is al most beyond the mind of man to comprehend; that a spiritual God inclosed himself in flesh :n the person of Christ. Justified in this act in the spirit, being justified by the spirit in the flesh; and was saw of angels: in this manner was saw by angels God in the flesh preached to the1 Gentiles. And was believed on while in tbe flesh; Then after the death on tbe cros9 in that same body with a change) received up into glory; This we say was the great ',' of Godliness. r,od. Christ and man in one body. This irabraces the language of our text when Christ said to his disciples, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the-kingdom of God" just to think over this matter at this present time mat over two thousand years ago, in the days of one Herod the King. There appeared on the eastern borders of tbe Med t-rranean sea: a sign first (prophesied oft a star in the East, leading the wise men to CRESSET. U.4 the stable of Bethlehem, where the babe lay in its mother's arms, the Christ, the God mani fested in tho flesh, to be seen of angels justitied'in the spirit: to be preached to the Gentiles, and to be beiieved on in the wcrld, then in the same form received up into glory. For we believe that the birth of the promised Masiah was onbis wise. When his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then . Joseph her ' husband. being a just mn and not will ing to make her a publick ex ample, was minded to put her away privily, But while ha thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lrd appeared unto hiinina dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto ! thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost, And she sha'l bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for be thili save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the pro phet, saving. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son. and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being inter preted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord bad bidden him, and took unto bim bis wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her first b rn son; and he called bis name Jesus." Matt. 118 to 25.1 Now here is the promise and it has come in full. j "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king behold ''there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Saying where is he that is' born King of tbe Jews? for we have seen his star in the east and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things he was troubled and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people togetherlbe demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto bim. In Bethlehem of Judea for thus it is written by the prophet." (Mat, 2-1-2-3-4-5) (See Micab 5 -2 "When they had heard the king they departed, and lo the &tar wnicb. tney saw in the eai went before them till it came and stood over where the younger child was. When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they wfcre come into the house they saw the young child with Mary his mother and fell down and wor shipped bim: and when they had opened their treasures they pre sented unto him gifts gold and frankincense and myrrh." (Mat. 2-9-1011) The Christ which has carried us across the dark chasm of the beastly state of the Gentiles and transplanted us into a covenant favor of His dear Son that we may bask out upon the waves of eternal light drinking iu of the crystal stream, flowing from the fountain h(d of life, where the evergreen foliage glitters over the white, capped peak3 of never ending day, Surely it has been by such mountainous beacons as this. Wp have seen the dark mist of supersiuion obliterated, and instead of it the oceanic in fluence of divine light shed over the listeners mind as though a thousand nuns bad risen -over the rocky way of the great lem ma of the legate or imagei and places us upon the cotnplot of complotters the fraudulent in scription of the-beast and crowns the hone&Mieart with trumph. Such has been our subject in the Old Testament scriptures and Aliph nril'. lo mi. for the present we pass to the new dispensation of Christ beg ging the reader to follow on. For life at the ftage of youth and innocency, is but simple, The mornings are calm; fresh and bracing; ar.d not until the mid summer sun of life has risen upon the head of youth does the true character appear. So with the subject of our work. Even in its morning of youth, when it appeared in sweet innocency, it was fresh and bracing- But not until the summer s,un ha lifted the mists and driven fmm thoiNew broad fields the darkness will real borders appear. And then to let our minds wander up the beautiful narrow path along which dwelleth the orysta line flowers heavily iaden with the sweet scent of never ending joy the perfume of a Savior's love amid the rich plumes of a myr tied landscape makes a picture which c'ings to one with delight ful intensity throughout life's natural term. And well it might crtate numberless joys when we reflect upon the past land look back over the deep chasm just crossed from whence we see an entire world overhung with darkness and wrapped up in the multiplied formed of whoredoms ot the well favored harlot of witchcraft and lordism the great oppressing powers that triumphantly trample down and tread upon the worlds dear eat hope and cau3ith the nations to wander after strange gods the gods of men which pearish and sink down into an infinite vacum like gave where the in numerable dead dewlland where each and every one were once worshippers of worldly idols sleep and slumber with tbe many classes of imposters the quik teachers the lieing priests and theunthoughtful theologians for ever in an untimely tomb, Again when we look back and see some poor soul struggling on toward the true light of God's holy word we rejoice over the thought that be is no more wrap ped up in the mighty powers of this world, but it, stepping forth from prison slavery the churche's gross darkness into the realm of eternal light' Hero more stands or lives in that in termcdiate land of which we read about in the prophecy of Zech. saying. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear nor dark all but it shall come to pass that even ing time it shall be light. Zee. 14-6-7 . 1 Again, whilst looking udoq the dark pictures of life, which resemble the false teachings of former days, and the monstrous declarations of to day, we can only exclaim that' i? is neither clear nor dartt . But in answer to the above prophecy, the light will come by and by Teachni cally reasoning, we are now ready, even now. to affirm tbit the glory of God is risen above i the earth, and the excellency of His majesty s seen circling a round over the heads of the sons of earth, whilst they, as dwell ers under the great blue arch of I hope, are pursuing the way of holiness tho trupgosnel of the preached in all the world before thp end shall bn. Hence, our main object and work in the New TtstamQnt. is to rightly divide the word 'of truth, and when so done it will co-incide-with the Old Testament. Here we have a chain of facts whose links can be welded to gather only by the magnet of " the Old Bible. And when God" so welds two great forces to gather separation is then at impossibility. And now our first point to be established in the Testament, and one in accordance with the subject or our work, is the mysteries of " which Christ spoke of saying unto His disciples: Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kindom of God, In thi :ayingis includedjthe entire sub ject of our work; and one which embraces both Gentiles and Jews as we have dealt with them in the Old Testament so will we d.-al with them alike in tbe New:. In making a distitctioa be tween the two nations, that is to-' separate the Jew Jrom the Gentiles, and the Gentiles frouv tbe Jew, according to tbe direc tions of the Bible, is to know tho rny stery. Christ opened Hi mouth and taught them by parables . Those saiwe parable were beyond the comoehension. of a certain class of people, r that tbey should not bo known of them We must say that these parables went a long ways t,o deepen tbemyatriea of Godliness to the people, for that is what they were intended for at that time And they should be a great medium to manifest to us, God in the flesh. Right here our subject demands an explanation before we go any further with our argue, ments, We ask what Is the my stery oi godliness? ANSWER THE" EXPLANA TION IS. ' God manifested in the nVsh" That is God in Christ reconcile ing tbe world unto himself. While the world looked upon him' as an ungodly man called him an imposter, and malifactor etc. In this he was called a ircdlAss being. Yet manifesting himself io ne ood m the good deeds ho was doing. How ungodlv it Innl to the disbeliever to day when- you tell bim that God give his son to dn on tho cross tn w. deem fallen ma, that will tell .vou that they cant see any thing in that but cruelty; And yet in every part of this act God u manifested to th believer. Sv tie reader will see that whit..J to the one class Christ appeared" CSntiuud to page 3,'' "