Author(s)Byrum, E. E.
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2395 N\-\ 0\ 4//, TioN And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a Trumpet, and they shall gather to gether his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matt. 24: 31. t a So will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. _ Ezek. 34: 32. Jer. 32: 39. quires a physioloi sickness wise pro cared for,, Therein*: contaginna: th secure the services of lake medicine in case of sick person is other-for. To be properly of require the giving of lAdiana concerning ;_ es such as smallpox, VOLUME XX. MOUNDSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA, U. S. A., THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1902. NUMBER ' 12 " Why Are You A Christian?" BY ROBT. ROTEMEA. N. Do you ask for my reasons for following One Whom the Lord of the universe • lleth his Son? By the whom the great earth with its planets was made, And the One on whose word in their place they are stayed? Do you wonder that I did most gladly forsake The vain joys of this world that his hand I might take, When he only cloth lead in the paths that are pure, And hath power to keep all who trust him, secure? Is it strange that the child to its mother doth run, Quick to ask her forgiveness for evil it's done, ' When it knows that she'll freely forgive it the wrong, And then send it to play with a kiss and a song? And could I, in my weakness and folly and sin, Dare refuse the free pardon that Jesus did win, When he only designed to restore me again To the favor of God and make me a true man? Pre a Christian because I well know it is right For to walk in the rays of the heavenly light That the Savior cloth flash on the pathway of those Who do cling to him humbly mid pleasures and woes. I'm a soldier for Jesus, because it is grand When the Lord is helper, as boldly we stand, To see Setan's foul legions all put to the rout, And to be among those who triumphant can shout. I do (" rust in the word of the Healer of men When PM Sick or so sorely afflicted; for then He doth show his compassion and pity and rare, And cloth set me; as free as the birds of the air. 1 am to be one of the sanctified host W- hcenairisest in the flesh, but in Jesus do boast, Withnv 1113filt purified from the proneness to sin, And the blessed good Spirit abiding within. For there's never a trial or sorrow or care ' That the heavenly Guest is not willing to share, And Pm filled with the glory that streams from the tine Though I walk mid the crowd, or with Jesus alone. I've a thousand and more other reasons to give Why I follow the Lamb and in holiness live, And I hope, my dear lost and poor wayfaring friend, That you'll turn to your God e'er probation cloth end. For you then, up in heaven, unceasing will praise And will glorify Jesus, who taught us his ways, And you'll never regret the glad day that you took The true name of a Christian, and evil forsook. Indiana ' Health Laws. LAsz week we wade mention of some of tbstelsoulth laws of Ohio. For the benefitof4boae living in Indiana we will her3 make notice of some of the laws of the state of Ihdiana concerning health, death, and burial certificates, etc. Peo-ple should esierywhere be law- abiding citizens,. Yvery frequently the case, however, that the people are imposed upon, especially by doctors during time sicknes , s. se Not all, but many physi-cians, leave the impression, and sometimes actually make statements, that, ne i rta* staiRssztst which do not exist. Was , however, that there is no tate of Indiana that re-diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles, etc., they must he reported to the board of Health. Isis the duty of the board of health . thou receiving such information to visit,- 0,400 ; some physician visit the one whe- anS Mt in case tney deem it nec-essary , huts they have no power to require the sick one to take medicine or receive any treatment of that kind. They have the power, however, to quar-antine the house and prevent any one from coming in or going out and to see that the house is properly disinfected and the necessary care used to prevent the spread of the disease. In case of death, the following law is given, which we here quote, which is now in vogue. SECTION 10 OF THE HEALTH LAW, AS AMEND-ED EY AN ACT APPROVED FEB. 7,1899. Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of all physicians and accouchers in the state to report to the secretary of the board of health of the town, city or county in. which they may occur, all births and deaths and shall immediately report con-tagious diseases as are specified by the state board, which may occur under their supervision, with a certificate of the cause of death, and such correlative facts as may be required in the blank forms furnished by the state board of health. When any birth or death may occur with no physician or accoucher in attendance, then such birth or death shall be report. ed by the householder where or under whose observation such birth or death may occur. with the cause of death if such be known. Any death coming un-der the jurisdiction or supervision of any coroner, shall be by him reported to the secretary of the board of health of the town, city or county in which death may occur, within three days after death for burial purposes, and such death so re-ported shall not, be required to be report-ed by any other person. No undertaker, sexton, or other person shall bury any human body until he has received a per-mit to do so from the county, city or town board of health or its duly appoint-ed agents. No such permit shall be is-sued until there has been delivered to such board or agent, a certificate of death according to the form prescribed by the state board of health. In the event of any burial without a permit as herein provided, the coroner of the coun-ty wherein the illegal - burial was made shall disinter the body, hold an inquest and within three days thereafter, make a return of his findings to the nearest local health officer. This is very clear and plains You will notice that it says, " When any birth or death may occur with no physician or accoucher in attendance, then such birth or death shall be reported by the house-holder where or under whose observation such birth or death may occur, with the cause of death if such be known." A physician need have nothing to do with it, unless it is the desire of the family. By " householder" is meant any member of the family or neighbor, who may have been present during the sickness or death. Such a person can go to any member of the board r Ileatitiand fill out a blank or can fill it out and go to the undertaker, who is . generally a dep-uty appointed by the Chanty health officers. In case the - Undertaker is a deputy the law does not require you to go to any one else. Our reason for making this so explicit is 1% 138.11SO of our knowledge of the imposition of physicians. Recently while we were in Indialra where there was sickness it the fin: y, a physician desiring to show his authority and gratify his penurious desires, applied to the board cis health for perscilssiOn to visit the sick. He stated in oar pret-ence, that the law required the presence of a physician, otherwise in case of death it would be necessary to hold a coroner's inquest. This same report had been widely spread throughout the country and a friend of the sick visited a justice of the peace, or notary, who replied, " Yes, such is the law, and is an. act that has been recently passed." Whether he said this wilfully or ignorantly we do not know, but such was not at that time., neither is it now the law; but such re-ports going forth ofttimes cause a great amount of trouble, and opposers of the truth are ready to raise a mob. The instructions of the law given to undertakers, who are appointed deputies by the county health officers, are, that they are to issue burial and transit per mits. When the proper blanks are filled out by a physician, or " if no physician is in attendance, then either the house-holder, lawful officer or coroner." The law further says to them, " You may issue burial and transit permits to your-self, being undertaker." A Sectarian Answered. BY W. D. RICE. [ Concluded from last issue.] 5. " Then as regards preaching for money, while Paul labored with his hands to support himself, he plainly taught that it was right that he and all others should receive compensation for their labors. Read 1 Cor. 9: 1- 14; Matt. 10: 5- 10. In the temple service the priests received their portion assigned to them by Jehovah himself." Answer. If the lady will read my former article again, she will see that preaching for a stated compensation is there condemned. That is, hiring out to preach just as you would hire out to work on a farm, in a mill, to teach school, etc. There is not a word of scripture to prove that the apostles did so. We truly believe, with the lady, that God's preachers are to be supported by those to whom they preach; but all gifts for this purpose must be entirely voluntary. There must be no begging for money, either personally or by proxy, In 1 Cor. 9: 1- 14 Paul is not asking for money, but is justifying himself for hav-ing received. Truly, " the laborer is worthy of his hire," but God never in-tended his preachers to offer their ser-vices for pay- to the highest bidder, as is often the case in sectism. If God sends a person to preach he will see that the preacher is cared for. This is not the-ory only, but God's preachers in this evening light go wherever the Spirit ( not conferences) sends them, and no collec-tions are taken up in the congregation for their benefit. But sect priests, who are not sent by God ( Jer. 23: 21), have to hire out and then often work scheme after scheme to get their pay. In many places the sects tax their members to keep up the finances. All of this shows that man's ways are not God's ways. ha. 55: 8. If any will seek God's will he shall know of the doctrine. J no. 7: 17. Please read Rom. 12: 8; 2 Cor, 9: 7, and Gal. 6: 6. 6, " The assertion you make agamat God's servants living. in pleasure and wasting their time in shows, dances, picnics, and banquets, might hold true of a very few, but not of the large ma-jority, as you very well know. No-where are we forbidden to enjoy inno-cent pastimes. God made us sociable be-ings and I do not believe he wishes us to \ eschew; all social pleasures. We are to work for him and find pleasure in his ser-vice, but that does not necessarily imply that• we are to forego all social enjoy-ments. Christ himself was a guest at the wedding feast. A picnic will harm neither you nor me." Answer. We never said God's ser-vants lived in pleasure, because those that live so are dead. 1 Tim. 5: 6. But the hireling priests of sectism, not'a few bat the great majority, according to my experience, do waste time in pleasure. But just notice the inconsistency of the above quotation. After the lady denies the charge against sect preachers, she says, " A picnic will harm neither you nor me." Why defend the preachers if a picnic is no harm? But I can prove by God's Word that a picnic is harmful. First, by the attitude of sectarians who get them up. But, notice that if any-thing is not harmful, it is a blessing to us. Everything we indulge in either brings us closer to God or drives us farther from him. Now, what is the spiritual effect of a banquet, social, or picnic? They must have a bad effect on the soul, be-cause sectarian revivalists are unalterably opposed to having them during a season of revival meetings. So we believe God knows what will kill the spiritual life of the soul, and wrote against it in 1 Pet. 4: 3. But does God's word forbid " innocent pastimes," " social pleasures," and " so-cial enjoyments"? We are to " grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord." 2 Pet. 3: 18, We are to " redeem the time, because the days are evil." Eph. 6: 16. That is, spend every moment for God, and for the growth of the soul in goodness. Now, these phrases the lady uses to denote pienics, socials, etc., and we have shown them to be, by God's word and the attitude of sectarian re-vivalists, harmful; therefore, God does forbid them, and they are not " inno-cent." Pleasures are either spiritual or worldly, in their effects. We are not to indulge in anything worldly. 1 Jno. 2: 15, 16. Again, it is very easy to see that a marriage is not a worldly affair. It was instituted by God himself in Eden. Gen. 2: 21 24. They had a feast and drank sweet wine at the marriage Jesus attended. See Jilts., Ch. 2. Bat feasts are not forbidden by God ( Lu. 14: 13), while banquets are. " A feast is a bountiful supply of nutritious food, while a banquet is a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking. Sumptuous means costly, luxuri/, us." Webster. Therefore. Christ's attendance at the marriage feast is no proof that the so-cials of to- day are good. The purpose of socials is either to talk of worldly matters, displayfine clothes, joke, talk nonsense, gossip, or have a sumptuous repast— all of which are forbidden by God's word. See also Eph. 5: 4 and 1 Pet. 3: 3. 7. The lady here criticizes what I said of missionaries. She speaks of what they have heroically endured in China and elsewhere, and says, " It rouses my indignation to have you speak of them so flippantly. I think the devil must rejoice at such an article as you wrote." Answer. I did not intend to say a word against any true missionary of the cross. But this I do know: a great many of them are sent by sectarian insti-tutions, and since a stream can not rise higher than its source, we can not expect any more of them than of the institu-tions themselves; and they are the source of the hireling sect priests of to- day, who are doing more to drag people to hell than all the other agencies of the devil combined. They do not show the peo-ple how to escape from the wiles of the devil, therefore they fulfil the prophecy of Jesus in Jno. 10: 12, 13. Their doom is the lake of fire. Rev. 20: 10. 8. " Whenthere is so much of sin and wickedness in the world and we should all be battling against it with all our might, your weapons are all turned against the church and its followers, but not one word against the devil and his forces. With prostitution and drunken-ness, Sabbath desecration and vice of every description rampant in our land, would it not be better to battle against some of these evils? . . Is it not time that we ' cease to do evil and learn to do well?'" Answer. Amen, yes, it is; but the lady and the Babylon priests she supports and defends preach that we from all sin in this lite. we " cease to do evil"? please answer? Now the sins just mentioned are not so blinding to the souls, nor so hard to be given up as others that the lady says not one word about; namely, spiritual adultery ( idolatry) ( Jas. 4: 4), and spirit-ual drunkenness, Rev. 18: 3. Jesus told the Jews of his day that it was easier for harlots to be converted than for them. Matt. 21: 22. They were guilty of spir-itual adultery because they professed to be God's people yet received honor from men. Jno. 5: 44; 12: 43. Spiritual drunkenness is that condition ot the soul when it becomes so enamored of its idols that the salvation of that soul is made almost, if not quite, impossible. It is well named drunkenness, because one might as well try to talk sense to a drunkard as to talk salvation to such a soul. See what the - Word says of this condition. Ilos. 4: 17; Luke 6: 39. May God help all sectarians to see their awful condition and escape from Babylon before it is too late. Amen. The lady says my against the church. word I have said against the church of God, I will make public apology. My weapons are turned upon evil of all kinds, against " spiritual wickedness in high places" ( Eph. 6: 17), and especially a-gainst Satan's emissaries, who as angels of light ( 2 Cor. 11: 14, 15) are preaching a counterfeit religion, " having a form of godliness, but denying the power there-of; from such turn away." 2 Tim. 3: 5. 9. " Think, if you have not a higher and nobler calling than berating the imper-fections of your fellow. Christians. The Lord is our Judge, not men; for which am very thankful. . .. Use your God-given talents for the betterment of hu-- manity and do not try to tear down what good has been done or may yet be done. . Answer. In the article that I wrote, not a word can be found that, I wrote against Christians; but I did, and do, and with God's help, ever will write against hypocrites, for the sake of trying to show them where they stand and of warning people to be ware of them. Matt._ 7: 15. Jesus spent a good share of his time in the same way, so we believe our calling is the highest on earth. And all God's saints are commanded to execute upon the heathen ( unsaved) the judg-pients written; that is, we are to go to them with the Bible and show them where they are in God's sight. Ps. 149: weapons are turned if she can find one can not be saved How, then, can Will the lady 9. If our own eyes are opened and healed, we can see clearly to help those who are blinded by sin as we have been. Malt. 7: 5. In . this sense we who are saved are to judge the world ( unsaved). 1 Cor. 6: 2. As to tearing down good, we are not engaged in doing such work; but we are working diligently to tear off the mask with which the devil is blinding the eyes of some honest souls, that they may re-cover themselves from his snare; yea, " in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledg-ing of the truth." 2 Tim. 2: 25. Of course we will not acknowledge things that sectarians call " good" to be such, unless God calls them good in his Word. " What!" say they, " don't you believe in having churches?" We do not believe in the man- made institutions called churches, because God's word condemns them; and " Every plant which my heavenly Father bath not planted, shall be rooted up." Matt. 15: 13. Read the thirteenth chapter of Isaiah and see what God says of the overthrow of Babylon ( sectism), and also the eighteenth of Revelation. This is the " tearing down" we are engaged in by the direct command of God ( Jer. 50: 14- 16, Rev. 18: 6), and by the aid of the Holy Spirit. Praise our God for the truth? Let us recapitulate: 1. Protestantism has had her day, and is doomed; and to strengthen herself in iniquity she is fast joining forces with Catholicism ( Rev. 20: 8) to try to over-throw God's church. Ver. 9. 2. God's church was founded by Jesus. . Matt. 16: 18. The Lord admits the members when they get salvation. Acts 2: 47. Therefore his church has not one sinner in her. Isa. 60: 21. This is the only church recognized in the Bible; therefore she must be the right one. ( If the lady can prove by the Bible that the Presbyterian church is the New Testa-ment, church that Jesus founded, I will join it as soon as possible. Open your history, lady, and look up the origin of " your church.") 3, Sin caused Adam to fall, and will therefore cause any Christian to fall, be-cause the wages of sin is spiritual death ( Rom. 6: 23); but Jesus is able to keep us from, falling ( Jude 24), therefore we can and must live without sin in this life to win heaven. Luke 1 : 75; 2 Pet. 3: 14; Eph. 3: 20. 4. No God- sent preacher will ask any one, either himself or by proxy, for one cent for his own support, but will take such things as are freely given him. Luke 10: 7. 5. The Christian must eschew all worldly games and pleasures. Col. 3: 1. There is sometimes a little profit in bodily exercise, such as a walk, bicycle rides, etc., for those who work indoors, but even then the mind will be on God and his creation, not on strife, nonsense, or boisterousness. See 1 Tina. 4: 8; 1 Pet. 3: 4. 6. Simply because missionaries go and labor among the heathen, and even en-dure toil, suffering, and persecetion pa-tiently, is no proof, of itself, that they are sent of God. 1 Cor. 13: 3. Before we can pray for their success and bid them Godspeed, we must know what we require of home preachers: Do they obey all of Jesus' commandments all the time ( Jno. 14: 21, 23)? and do they preach a salvation that keeps from sin, sanctification as a second, instantaneous work of grace that makes us as pure and holy as God is ( 2 Pet. 1: 4), and a Savior that is a Physician for all the diseases of the body as well as of the soul? Ps. 103: 3. 7. Spiritual adultery and drunkenness are harder to be saved from than physi-cal adultery and drunkenness. Lu. 7: 29, 30, 39- 50. 8. Saints must not judge. as of them-selves ( Rom. 14: 4, 13); but are qualified meats written" e., the Word). Ps. 149: 9. Sinners must not judge anybody. Rom. 2: 1. 9 The saints of God are commanded to " gather out the stones" ( i. e., all rub-bish, etc.), and to " lift up a standard for the people." Isa. 62: 10; because Jesus says some plants must be rooted up. Matt. 15: 13. But no one can root up what God has planted. Acts 5: 39; Matt. 16: 18. In conclusion, we wish to say that we know we are of God, arid they who are of God will listen and obey what God has told us to write. 1 Jno. 4: 6. Dear readers, take heed how ye hear. Luke 8: 1. Search the scriptures and see if these things we have written are so. Acts 17: 11. We are seeking light and have fellowship with all of God's people ( 1 Jno. 1: 7); therefore if any sectarian preacher wants to help us, send us the light he has given you. Amen. Mar. 20. 1902. you in the clouds and people, or are Whither you go: mists, not knowing BB ut there is another, and perhaps more psereac t hhicoallypart of this wicse ksseud bj we d spir itttssi in ut When rhtehs the perilous times are seeking trt souls ot men, it ought to make us afraid to be out of line with God. Because people do not gird up the leins of their minds they get themselves into many hurtful snares of the devil. Sometimes it is because they do not kno : Nvift? i: eir po t the rivi-ileges in Christ and are; not i tricks of Sittan. Young people espni.. ally,. are apt to become ensnared by let-ting their affections run Toititetymiii‘ exciosemlye' upon the opposite sex. fascinated or charmed and enticed. and soon want to get married to end their troubles; but, lo, their troubles just begin. for Paul says that such shall have trouble in the flesh. : Marriage is indeed honor-able, but dose assuming the life- long obligations and responsibilities connected with it, should have better reasons for doing so, than mere fascination or mo-mentary charm. This soon wears off and the dear souls are left miserable told soon get. tired of each other. I low is it that. in such a weighty matter as this, people shoal,' use so little judgment, and, under the inspiration of momentary allurement. decide their life destiny? Sometimes they are tempted to think that marriage will be a cure tor their spiritual ills. Oh, what a mistake, and what poor pretense for marrying! There may- be some ex-ceptions, but as a general rule, people who can not cent rol their affeet ions before they get married, ate not, able to do so afterwards. It is a sad misteke indeed to think that marrying or any hi ng else, can be substituted - here the grace ot God alone can supply the need. It all would see and consider these things as God does, they would surely be more careful to keep in the Lord's order. God forbid that we should say anything a-gainst marriage itself, for he stys that it is honorable. We only speak these things for edification and prw_ ection. it is often the case when dear souls will not keep themselves in the love of God and submitted to his will, that they become affected with what is commonly called " free- love." This is one of the most fascinating and deceptive spirits that prey upon the souls of men. When people allow the devil to play with their minds and affections they siren get where they can't control them at all; and, al-though they kno. v better, yet, in spite of themselves, they are led captive by the devil at his will. They soon find them-selves without decision, and their souls filled with discouragement. Some ae so far as to seem fairly anointed wi7it this spirit. Oh, how dangerous to hide with these things! God help us to be en our guard. This ricked spirit operates regardless of race, color. age, or marriel relations. It steps beyond the bounds of propriety and chastity, and leads its vic-tim to despair, and perhaps crime, unless he gets decided so God can help him. People do not get under this spirit all r, t once. Giving way to a little coquettish-ness, or making some sweet. cute, or cun-ning remarks in the presence of the op-posite . sex, if continued. will ere long develop into serious re sults. If we want the Lord to keep us hi ■ ly- on these lines. let us not act or speak or look in any such manner as will invite the tempta-tions of the devil, either against ourselves or against the so OuILlsfS O . th1 ose in whose presence we are. " But as he which haft called you is holy, so ha ye holy in all manner of co nversation . " 1 Pet. 1: 15. God wants us to live SI that we wil e a temptat i on to each other on these lines, oaunty of o God's a eider, , It we de not want hehe. thee p, ints test (:,,,:,: tt'll:; 211, ie\ vtvee ttoto nvoiclie na firecatuio as uusssh 00 nett trifle with theni, grieving to Gee . now'r this is seriously 2396 2 THE GOSPEL TRUMPET. " Your . Affecti ns." BY E. A. REARDON. 64 VET your affections on things above, L- 3 not on things en the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." Col. 3: 2, 3. Our affec-tions are sacred things. If properly con-trolled, they will be the source of much pure joy through time and eternity; but, if misguided and placed upon base things, they will yield misery and an-guish of heart in this world, and land us in an awful hell in the end. Oh, how necessary to let God control our whole being, heart, mind, affections, and all. - We ell have more or less affection, and if we do not let God control it for his glory, the devil will operate it for our ruin. It we allow our affections to run loose the enemy can play with them at his will, and cause them to become at-tached to the world and to sinful things. " Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for - the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation ot Jesus Christ." 1 Pet. 1: 13. Many people have so little control of their minds and are so careless on this line, that they are constantly in trouble and much suffering, and are always up and down in their experience. This is especially so with young people, and even old people are no exception. God has designed that we should have as good control over our minds and affections as we have over ( air bodies. " Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the kaowledge of God, and - bringing into captivity ever y thought to the obedience of Christ." 2 Cur. 10: 5. Our affections will not lie idle. If not controlled, they will fasten themselves somewhere; and when once attached, it is almost death to get them loose. The sinner's affec-tions are upon sinful things, and, of course, are polluted and unclean. When he becomes awakened to his condition, he feels that he wants to live a better life, and perhaps resolves to do so; but . soon finds that a mere resolution will not deliver him. How easy it might be to get saved it his heart did not love sin; and how often he cries out, 0 Lord, I want to be saved, but my affections are polluted and my very heart loves sin; what shall I do? Praise God for the blood ot Jesus Christ that purges out the love and lust of sin. There is no other remedy but the blood. People are bound to love and cherish something in their hearts, whether sinful or pure. Dear reader, your affections are some-where; either on heavenly ' things or on things on the earth. Suppose God would call you to the judgment now; where are your affections? Are they on your houses and lands, or are they running out unlawfully in some other direction? Ras your affection for earthly things hidden the face of God from you? Have he did those men-by the Holy Spirit to " execute the judg- you a warm, tender love for God and his Before concluding, there is another Mar. 20, 1902. THE GOSPEL TRUALRET point we wish to mention. Sometimes it happens that even those of the same sex get inordinate affection for each other. For instance: there are married men in this world, who lavish upon some one of their male friends the affec-tion that belongs to their wives; and there are some women who are guilty of the same thing. God alone knows the corruption of such alliances. This also is perverted affection and is from the devil. God says that we should love one an-other with a pure heart fervently, and that we should let brotherly love con_ tinue. 1 Pet. 1: 22; Heb. 13: 1. Now we can't love one another in this way unless we get to the blood and have our hearts' affections purified and - washed clean from all perverted and impure love. The right kind of love comes from heaven. No kindness that may be in our natural make- up, or any society culture will serve as a substitute. The love that comes from God is pure and cloth not be-have itself unseemly. The Lord doesn't want' his children to act stiff and repel-lent toward one another, and if we have the right kind of love this will not be the ease. However, at the same time, God wants us to avoid all this soft, false and unclean affection, and keep clear of all unholy familiarity. May God grant us all the needed wisdom on these things and give to his children a deep abhor-rence of all uncleanness. Rom. 12: 9. Daniel's Great Vision. BY H. M. RIGGLE. LESSON IX. where service and sacrifice are offered to him. What then is the new covenant sanc-tuary or temple which Christ built, and in which God d eel's? " Ye are God's hus-bandry, ye are God's building." 1 Cor. 3: 9. " Ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, 1 will dwell in them, and walk in them; anci I will be their God, and they shall be my people." 2 Cor. 6: 16. " Know ye not that ye are the temple of • Uod, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" 1 Cor. 3: 16. " One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Eph. 4: 6. " For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are. no more strang-ers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foudation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner- stone; in whom all the building fitly framed to-gether groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are leaded to-gether for a habitation of God through the Spirit." Eph. 2: 13- 22. " And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." Eph. 3: 19. " But Christ as - a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end." Leh. 3: 6. " But it I tarry long, that thou may est know how thou oughtest to behave thy-self in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth." 1 Tim. 3: 15. " Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." 1 Pet. 2: 5. 4. What does the Bible say of God moving out of the old literal temple or house at Jerusalem, % ellen Christ built him a new one for his everlasting habita-tion? " 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen cloth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would . not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." Luke 13: 31, 35. " And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the vail of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom." Mark 15: 37, 38. " How-beit the most High dwelleth not in tem-ples made with hands." Acts 7: 48. 5. What do we learn from the torego ing scriptures? W e clearly see that God's sanctuary in this dispensation is the church ot God. 6 Where does the tabernacle and its service, furniture, etc., meet their anti-type in the New Testament church? a. The court. The court was a type of the convicted sinner. He is seeking God for admittance into his fold of love. b. The tabernacle. The tabernacle was a clear type of God's church or peo_ pie. c. The holy place. The holy place or first room. was a type of the justified be-liever. d. The holy of holies. The holy of holies was a type of the sanetiffed be-. liever. e. The first vail. Heb. 9: 3 The vail was a tyre of Christ, through we enter the church. Jno. 10: 7, 8. f. The second vail. Heb. 9: 3. The second vail was a type of Christ, through whom we also enter the holiest - Hee. 10: 19, 20; Eph. 2: 13; Rom. 5: 1, 2. g. The golden pillars. Ex. 26: 32, 3e, 37. The golden pillars were a type of: 1. Good established brethren w ho are e special help to others. " And when jetties, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pil-lars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship." Gal. 2: 9. 2. Real overcomers. " Him that over-cometh will I make a pillar in the tem-ple of my God." Rev. 3: 12. " None of these things move me." Acts 20: 24. h. The brazen altar. The brazen altar was- a type of the altar of mercy where the sinner offers himself dead in tres-passes and sins to God for pardon. The blood shed and sprinkled on the horns of this altar was typical of the blood of Christ which washes our sins away. i. The laver and sea. Ex. 30: 18- 21; 2 Chron, 4: 2- 4. The layer and sea are typical of the washing of regeneration. Tit. 3: 5. 1. " Now ye are clean through the word which 1 have spoken unto you." Jno. 15: 3. 2. " Washed us from our sins in his own blood." Rev. 1: 5. j. The table of the chew bread. This stew bread was a type of the spiritual food which the justified believer feasts on. a. " And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger." " A man may eat thereof, and not die." Jno. 6: 35,50. b. " Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth o of the mouth of God." Matt. 4: 4. c. " Eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness." lsa.. 55: 2. k. The golden candlestick. The golden candlestick was a type of the light of salvation in a regenerated soul. a. " The day dawn, and the day- star arise in your hearts." 2 Pet. 1: 19. b. " That ye should show forth the praises of him who bath cailed you out of dark-ness into his ' marvelous light." 1 Pet. 2: 9. c. " Ye are all the children of light.' 1 Thess. 5: 5. d. " For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light." Eph. 5: 8. e. " Ye are the light of the world. . . . Let your light so shine before men." Matt. 5: 14, 16. t. The light of the candlestick was made " to burn always." Ex. 27: 20. So now the Lord has become our " everlasting light." Isa. 60: 19, 2- 0. g. " The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." Prov. 4: 18. l. The golden altar. The golden altar was a type of Christ our altar. Heb. 13: 10, 12. The high priest on atonement day entered into the holiest place to ac-complish the services of Goa, but not until he had sprinkled blood on the golden altar. This typified our perfect consecration to God for entire sanctificae time, in which we enter the holiest of all or perfected holiness. Rom. 12: 1, 2; Heb. 10: 19, 20. m. The ark of the covenant. Since the sanctified believer himself is the holy of holies in the " true sanctuary which the Lord pitched," the ark of the covenant is inside of him. - In the origin-al ark were deposited and kept the " ta-bles of the covenant." Heb. 9: 4. This as a type or the fact that in this dis-pensation God would write his law in our hearts when sanctified. Heb. 8: 7- 10; 2 Coe. 3: 3. n. The mercy seat. The sanctified be-liever constitutes the " holiest of all," hence the mercy seat is in every sancti-fied soul. 1. The - God Almighty sat upon the mercy seat between the golden cher-ubims of glory. a. " And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from be-ween the two cherubims." Ex. 25: 22. . God spake unto Moses " from off the nercy sect, from between the two cher-ubinis." Num. 7: 89. c. " Thou that dwellest between the cherubims." Ps. 80: 1. d. '' Ele sitteth between the cher- ' ileitis." Ps. 99: 1. 2. The antitype. a. God dwells or Sits in our hearts. 1. The Father -" Ye : ere the temple of God. . . . For the tern-pie of God is holy, which temple ye are." 1 Cor. 3: 16, 17. " Ye are the temple of the living God; as God bath said, I will dwell in them." 2 Cur. 6: 16. 2.- The Son-" Christ liveth in me." Gal. 2: 20. " That Christ may dwell in your hearts.' Eph. 3: 17. 3. The Hol y Spirit-" The Spirit of God dwelleth in you." 1 Cor. 3: 10. " Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not Your own." 1 Cor. 6: 19. 4. From the above we learn that the triune God sits in our hearts. " That y e may be filled with all the fulness of God." Eph. 3: 19. b. Where God dwells there is glory. 1. In the original tabernacle or temple where God sat on the mercy seat the place was filled with his glory. " The tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glo-ry." Ex. 29: 43. " The glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle." Ex. 40: 35. " The priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord hath filled the house of God." 2 Citron. 5: 14. 2. In this dispensation we are God's house. So when God sits - in the sanctified - soul be fills us with his glory. " And the glory which thou gay - est me I have given them; thathey may be one, even as we are one." Jno. 17: 22: " But we all, with open face behold-ing as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Cor. 3: 10. This glory is termed au " eternal weight of glory" 2 Cor. 4: 17. c. A seat also signifies a place of rest. Here God sat. So all the sanctified who have Christ enthroned within have rest. " For we which have believed do enter into rest." Heb. 4: 3. " There remain-eth therefore a rest to the people or God." Heb 4: 9. " re shall find rest unto your souls." Matt. 11: 20. " Quiet-ness and assurance forever." Isa. 32: 17. It might be well here to observe that there are two phases in the spiritual ap-plication of the Jewish Sanctuary. First. As seen in the foregoing truths, the sanc-tuary of the New Covenant is God's church or people. Hence the justified believer himself constitutes the holy place. And all the antitypes of the fur-niture of that ancient room are located in his heart. So also the sanctified be-liever constitutes the holiest of ell, and all the antitypes of the feu niture of that room is within us. This is one phase. Second. The two rooms of that ancient house typify two states or conditions in God's salvation. After the sinner makes his offering upon the brazen altar of mer-cy, he passes through the laver," washing of regeneration," into the holy place, the state of justification. But he can not rest here; he must move right on into the holiest After his offering on the golden altar of perfect consecration he boldly enters " into the holiest fthe state of sanctification] by the blood of Jesus. . . . Through the veil," Heb 10: 19, 20. " Entered into that within the veil. ' Heb. 6: 19. This is our everlasting abid-ing place. The place of our rest Upon the mercy seat " we enter into his rest." " 0 sweet and tranquil home, Where only God is known?' Under the cherubirns of glory, upon the mercy seat, his rest- h we abide in the house of the Lord forever " Ps. 23: 6. " He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almigh, ty." " He shall cover thee with his - feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust." Ps. 91: 1, 4. " Keep me as the apple of thine eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings." Ps. 17: 8. " For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the se-cret of his tabernacle shall he hide me." Ps. 27: 5. " The children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satis- - fled with the fatness of thy house." Ps. 3t3: 7, 8. ' Thu shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence." Ps 31- 20. " My soul trusteth in thee: yea. in the shadow of thy wings will I make my ref-uge." PS. 57: 1. " I will abide in thy • t Con: Hawed on page 8.1 TUB HEW COVENANT SANCTUARY. 1 - WHAT was the tabernacle and ** house of God at Jerusalem which were God's sanctuary under the law? " The first tabernacle . . . which was a figure." Heb. 9: 8, 9. " For the law having a shadow of good. things to come.'' Heb. 10: 1. 2. What was it a shadow or figure of? " A greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to sa y , not of this building." Heb. 9: 11. 3. What is the New Testament greater and more perfect tabernacle, which the old one foreshadowed, and who is its builder? " Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest who is set on the right band of the throne of the majesty in the heavens; a minister of the sanctu-ary, and of the true tabernacle, whit'h the Lord pitched; and not man." Heb. 8: 1, 2. " Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matt. 16: 18. " 1 e are God's husbandry, ye are God's build-ing." 1 Cor. 3: t'. 4. What did the prophets foretell con-cerning the building of the temple or sanctuary of the new covenant? "' thus speaketh the- Lord of hosts, saying, Be-hold the man whose name is The BRANCH [ Christ]; .. he shall build the temple of the Lord: even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: . . . and they that are tete off shall come and build in the temple of. the Lord." Zech. 6: 12- 15. Those afar off who were to build in the temple ot the Lord are the Gentiles who are being brought into the fold or Christ in this dispensation. Z. The temple of God is where he dwells. Therefore, wherever God dwells upon earth, that is his temple, or sanc-tuary, the one Christ built. Under the old covenant, the sanctuary- whether the original tabernacle pitched by Moses, or the great temple at Jeruselem, was a place set apart for the dwelling- place of God upon earth, a place of service and sacrifice unto him. So must the sanctuary of the new covenant- the antitype of the old- be the place of God's dwelling, ,:- favor of public debates. 1 have engaged in a couple of them when I thought God could be glorified, but have decided that Salvation To the Sin By J. M. HAVatI NGTON. ARTICLE VIII. 44 A MAN that bath friends must show 3" himself triendly; and there is a friend that,- stit'keth closer than a brother.' Pra y . le: 24. Here the subject is intro-duced of friends and a friend. The most • ing, " Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke • : 10- 14. Oh, thank God for such a friendl he came to loose ever y hand, to wash every stain that had been put on the soul. He came to reitnre all that had been lost in the fall of man. He came to give you the glorious value of the new bir th. and to roll the burden from those that are heavv- laden. He came to sat-isfy the soul-- something which the world Call not do, with all its pride, pleasure, money, land, etc. He came to destroy sadness and give us gladneas; to give peace instead of trouble. Ile came that men might enjoy the ginrY Of heaven, instead tit going down, duwn' down to the awful regions of night and there remain through all eternity. We certainly can obtain a glimpse Of the glorious mission of the dent' be-loved and never- failing Friend Sad is to know that the dearest one, who was willing t, come here as the greatest blessing ever conferred upon the Wwoorrlldd, was rejected and there was norm f6 him. Luke 0 : 7. A great 1: 10* wits made in order to kill the Sot or q9d. But the Father cared for hhimimOltir devil could not kill him. Ete here until he finished his didhil not e he leave is gone until vet the he ap W is THE GOSPEL TRUMPET. Moundsville, W. Va., March 20, 1902. A WEEKLY HOLINESS JOURNAL. Entered at the Poet- of/ lee at Moundsville, W. ES., es Second- class Matter E. E. BYRUM, Editor. Published by GOSPEL TRUIVIPET PUB. CO. DEFINITE, RADICAL, and ANTI- SECTARIAN, sent fo'th intim name of the LOrd Jesus Christ, for the publication of full Salvation, Divine Healing of the body, and the Uuity of all true Christians in " the faith once delivered to the saints." 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State Henry are desiring to know of his case, will say that late evidence shows very clearly that the murder he is charged with was done by another person. His case is in court and he desires your prayers each evening that God's will be done. J. R. Hale. AN EXPLANATION. 2398- Ilan 20. 1902. THE GOSPEL TRUMPET. as far as I am concerned this shall be the last. From what I have observed of those who make a business of this, that its savors exaltation and a lack of spirit-uality. 1 have always despised this spir-it, and believe the safe plan is to have nothing to do with public discussion. It may be possible : that under rare circum-stances, such would be all right ( as I be-lieve the " Ebeling- Riggle Discussion" will redound to the glory of God), but generally this is not true. I ask your prayers, that I may ever keep submissive to all the dear brethren. Your sancti-fied brother, H. M. Riggle. [ W e are glad to know that the brother has decided to have no more public re-ligious discussions, and trust he will honor God and set a good example to His ministers by at once completely severing all connections with this present discus-sion and abstain from further contro-versy. at once, but if permitted 10 remain under the devil's accusations, their experience is crushed out of them, and they are a lon e- time in recovering from the effects of their fall, if they recover at all. Let such souls be careful how they receive an accusation of having committed sin from whatever source it comes, it they know positively in their own souls that their motive in all they did at the time was to glorify God. " It our heart con. demn us not, then have we confidence toward God." 1 Jno. 3: 21. If our actions are not understood let us be willing to wait until God sets us right in the eyes of those who failed to understand us. It is all- important that new workers should lire in such a way as to win the confidence of their fellow workers, no matter how long it may take. God. will give us their confidence and we will lit into our place in the body, when we prove ourselves worthy of our position. " Ile that believeth shall not make haste." Isa. 28: 16. There is great harm done by wrong instructions being given to those seeking it from those in whom they have cont. & fence, it they have not learned to speak a word in season. " May the Lord lead us all to pray Solomon's prayer as mord-ed in 1 Kings 3: 9 -" Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that 1 may . discern between good anti bad," and may we " ask in faith nothing wavering." Some one has defined a Christian as be; ng " God's man in GOtrt; place, doing God's work, in God's way." with whom I was acquainted. My mo-tive was only pure. I never for one mo-ment thought or desired notice, or prom-inence, neither had I a spirit of debate. But at the time firmly believed God would be glorified and light and truth would reach darkened hearts. However, I am fully convinced I made a mistake in sending the names of Trumpet subscrib-ers, and especially advising some of the saints to take this antichrist sheet into their homes. I at : the time did not see this; but a number of the dear brethren have written me about it, and I at once saw that this was not the best for the precious cause of God. I here humbly ask pardon of the church, and promise you to be more considerate hereafter. seTELERE is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land." Hos. 4: 1. " My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Vera 6. " Israel cloth not know." Isa. 1: 3. " My people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge." Isa. 5: 13. " My people is foolish, they have not known me." Jer. 4: 22." If thou hadst known"; " Thou knewest not." Luke 19: 12, 44. " This is life eternal, that they might know thee." Jno. 17: 3. " Then shall we know, it we follow on to know the Lord." Hos. 6: 3. After obtaining eternal life and even life more abundantly we have only fully entered into the school of the Great Teacher. " Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge." 2 Pet 1: 5. " To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit." 1 Cor. 12: 8. Re gave some, apostles; and some, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, " till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ." Eph. 4: 13. Of him it was said teaches one lesson at a time. Our bless-ed Lord used these illustrations to show us the gradual development of the sanc-tified child of God. Some seem to think that when We are sanctified we are fully qualified for every position in life. It was not so with Peter. He had been preaching to the Jews, probably for several years, before God showed him that " he should not call any man com-mon or unclean." And be was inclined at first to reject the lesson and God had to repeat ' it three times before he was thoroughl y convinced. Paul after being sanctified spent three years in Arabia in preparation for his life- work. Gal. 1: 17, 18. In a recent article in the Trumpet on " Knowieg God," the writer, after enlarg-ing on knowing him in justification and sanctification, mentions the fact of the Spirit abiding in our hearts as teacher; and guiding ns into all truth, using the word of God as the text- book; and also said that every trial, temptation, and duty may be a means to enable us to know God better. I have been thinking much on this subject both before and since seeing that article and learning some lessons in the school of experience, and hope that the few thoughts that are presented here, may through the blessing of God, be the means of helping others into a better knowledge of God. Our own mistakes and failures and those of others whom we meet from time to time, if rightly used, may be a very profitable means of increasing our knowl-edge of God. The further we go on in our Christian experience the more sensi-tive we become to the teachings of the Spirit along all lines, and he will make use of everything, if he is permitted, to teach us needed lessons in the knowledge of God. The importance of knowledge may be found from the scriptures quoted above. After being saved and sanctified there is a possibility of being destroyed for lack of knowledge as to how to meet the temptations that come against us, but important thoteelit in the verse under praise God, since we have him " that is consideration is that there is friend perfect in knowledge" dwelling in us that sticketh eleser than a brother. ( Job 36: 4; 2 Cor. 6: 16) it we are watch- member he is a friend indeed, and you ful to pay attention to his instructions, do not show him friendship in order to there is always a way of escape opened cause him to he y our friend. ' 1While for us. But if through lack of watchful- this world was wrapped in slumb;. and ness, prayerfulness, or humility we tall the deepest of crimes and deceit, and all into the snare of the enemy, and are ! manner of ungodliness, it was then that willing to go through all the humilia- the tidings were proclaimed that the tions that follow our defeat, and are de- Child was born in the stable, and laid in termined to learn the lessons which God a manger. Thank God for that dayl intends us to learn even through our fail- It brought freedom to all men who would ures, God who comforteth those who are accept the Savior. No wonder we hear cast down, will come to our relief, and that heavenl y host praising God and say-after we have learned our lessons, will enable us to comfort those who are in similar trouble with the comfort where-with we ourselves have been comforted of God. See 2 Cor. 1: 4. As in the case of Peter mentioned above, it is possible for sanctified Chris-tian workers to reject further knowledge when it comes on unexpected lines or through unexpected sources. It is all-important that Christian workers should be able to know God in his dealings with others and also know how to help them to overcome the enemy of their souls. We often meet with those who have lost or are on the point of losing their Christian experience through the accusations or discourage-menta of the great enemy of our souls. They would not do anything wrong wil-fully it life were at stake, and the devil uses their very anxiety to do right to cause them to attempt to do somethime out of place or ahead of time, or in some d oconfeasttihltee, aakcc ccewyuuhss eiiong here, the em way out of the order of the Lord, and having committed sin, and lockp caI air) tnei rnh not htDe goyeu thb hold i von legd locks theta they will be put to death by Giant sin in the eeDvvees e- - spair. If these souls had some one who understood them to show them that their mofistthaek eine r dze, althweay might s not a get deliverance As I have received a number of letters from brethren regarding a discussion I agreed to enter, 1 will here explain. 1 observed in a copy of the " Free . Gospel Trumpet" ( an anti- ordinance sheet) that the editor gave the privilege to any one to refute his doctrine through the columns of his paper, if it could be done. As the paper has about 1,000 circulation, among people who no doubt have been more or less infected with the anti- ordinance her-esy, it occurred to my mind, that a thor- in Isa. 50: 1-" The Lord God hath given ough exposing of that false doctrine me the tongue of the learned [ margin, through their paper would get light and disciple], that 1 should know how to truth to many who no doubt otherwise speak a word in season to him that is would never be reached. This led me to weary." He also tells us how he received arrange with : the editor to discuss his that knowledge. " He wakeneth morn-docrine under two headings, through the ing by morning, he wakeneth mine ear columns of his paper. He would not to hear as the disciple." consent to do this unless 1 sent him the We all know from experience the force names of Trumpet subscribers. Accord- of the proverb-" A word spoken in due ingly 1 sent him about 200 names of those season, how good is it." I'rov. 15: 23. Paul counted " all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus," and his earnest prayer for him-self was, " that 1 may know him." Phil. 3: 8, 10. And he exhorted the Philip-pians to be followers of him. Yen 17. His prayer for the Ephesian saints was that God would give them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, that the eyes of their understand-ing might be enlightened that they might " know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the work-ing of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ," etc. To the. Cor- I believe in my life and ministry thus inthians he wrote: " We have received far I can say with Paul, " Ye are wit- the Spirit which is of God that we might nesses and God also; how holily, • and know the things that are freely given to justly, and unblamably we have behaved us of God " But the Spirit does not ourselves among you that believe." I teach us everything at once. Jesus said assure you 1 shall keep this testimony. I to his disciples, " I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye can not bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the ant determined by the grace of God . to work in cooperation with all the dear brethren, and have the confidence of all. Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide 1 further wish to state that I am not in you into all truth." Jno. 16: 12, 13. " He shall teach you all things." Ch. 14: 26. We all know that a guide goes be-fore us one step at a time, and a teacher KNOWLEDGE. BY SARAH WADDELL., THE GOSPEL TRUMPET. 2399 5 person ty of the Holy Ghost, and still rem 1 ` a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." A true ' brother can be a source of great comfort in this life, hut all he can do for you is nothing compared with what Je-sus will do tor you. He will pardon all your sins. " I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Luke 5: 32. So we see he befriends the sinner by calling him to repent. " This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief." 1 Tim. 1: 15: Christ did not die for the poor sinner merely because he felt very sorry for him, but there is power in his blood to make you whole. Thaek God for such a friend? Some earthly friends might die for a friend, but this friend died for his enemies, for the ungodly, and that while they were without strength ( could not save them-selves). Rom. 5: 6. God sent him while we were yet sinners. Rom. 5: 8. The burden of this wicked world was on the heart of the Son of God. His Spirit is here, and one of its works is to convince and convict the sinner of his lost condition. If he were not the sin-ner's friend he would never knock at your heart's door, but he troubles the sinner, makes him feel lonely and causes him in the still watch of the night to meditate on where he is going. This is the office work of the Spirit of the true Friend. Dear sinner, take heed that you do not grieve the Spirit of Christ, but heed the knock. Felix told Paul to go his way for this time; but we have no record that he ever was saved: so let the Lord befriend you while he can. Doubtless you would take the warning of an earthly friend; why not take the admonition of a heavenly friend— the truest friend that you ever had. He is not pleased with the death of the wicked. The whole plan of salvation is hinged on conditions; namely, repent and be-lieve. With all the sacrifice Heaven has made, we can not enjoy the benefits of the atonement unless we accept it. He is also a friend to the child of God; his Spirit will encourage us, and if we do something thoughtlessly, that we should not have done, how soon he tells us so. Truly he is a friend in heed, Many have earthly friends who are a source of great comfort to them in this life, but the time is coming when all they can do will avail us nothing— it is when we cross the river of death. But. thank God, Jesus will go with us then. " Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Ps. 23: 4. Here we learn that the Lord will go with us all the way. Bence a " friend in need and a friend indeed," and " a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." • An high and holy way :" And an high-way shall be there, and a way: and it shall be called the way of holiness." lsa. 35: 8. Who are in this way? Ans.--" The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast go up thereon, it shall not be found there: but the redeemed shall walk there." Ise. 35: 8, 9. The undefiled are thereon: " Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord." Ps. 119: 1. Also the doers of God's word: " He is in. the way of life that keepeth instruc-tion: but he that refuseth reproof erreth." Prov. 10: 17. " But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For it any man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway for-getteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he be-ing not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." Jas. 1: 22- 25. Jesus our Example of the way: " Jesus saith unto him [ Thomas], I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." J no. 14: 6. His deportment: " For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffer-ed for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, re-viled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously." 1 Pet. 2: 21- 23. Amen. SIN. BY MARGARET GREENE. 4W HATSOEVER is not of faith is sin. Rom. 14: 23. flow can any one in this gospel dispensation say that little wrong things are not sin, when the Scrip-ture so plainly tells us that whatsoever is not of faith is sin. One does not have to be a highway robber or murderer to be a sinner. Transgression of the least com-mandment is a sin in God's sight. When you see people professing to be saints going on doing little (?) things, quarrel-ing, and making the life of those around them miserable, you may mark them as void of salvation or a hypocrite. There are no sinners in the church of God. " He bath made him to be sin for ea, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." 2 Cor. 5: 21. Christ's mission on earth was to save us from our sins. Matt. 1: 21. The greatest sacrifice ever made was when Jesus was offered on the cross for the remission of our sins. How many have accepted this sacrifice and yielded their bodies a living sacrifice, holy, ac-ceptable unto God, which is their reason-able service? Rom. 12: 1. Dear reader, have you done so? Sin is a reproach to any people. Prov. 14: 34. God help the workers to be mote zealous against the reproach. When people think they can act and dress like the world and be pious in the company of saints and keep their experience of salvation, they are sadly mistaken; for we can not serve God and mammon. " The thought of foolishness is sin." Prov. 24: 9. May we ever be found sober-minded and with our affections on things above. Christ came into this world to off. er himself a propitiation for our sins. Sinner reader, think on your soul's fu-ture. " Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God." I Cor. 5: 34. " The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Ezek. 18: 4. " Stand in awe and sin not." Ps. 4: 4. " But where sin abounded grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through . righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom. 5: 20, 21. " What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were bap-tized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glo-ry of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of un-righteousness unto sin: but yield your-selves unto God." Rom. 6: 1- 4, 13. News from the Field. St. Louis, Mich. We went to Edenville, Gladwin Co., where Bro. C. Lister was holding meet-ing, and remained there about ten days. Several saw their need of a deeper work of grace and consecrated their all to the Lord, and received the blessing of a pure heart. One soul received pardon of sins. It was a glorious seed- sowing time. God bless the dear people in that place. From there we went to Coleman and commenced meeting in the town hall, which was a very precious meeting. Seventeen consecrations, and all seemed satisfied. Man prejudice was removed from the minds of the people. The meet-ing closed with a glorious ordinance-service, which shook the whole town, bemuse people generally do not like to keep the commandments. Twenty- nine happy souls partook of the ordinances of God's house. Praise God for the rich blessings upon his children! May the ! dear Lord bless the kind people of Cole man and save many precious souls, is our prayer. From there we came to Bro. . Mitchell's home, where we commenced meeting in his house, which he had seat- ! ed for that purpose. The truth soon I found its way into the hearts of the peo-pie and a goodly number saw their need I of a deeper work of grace in the heart, g I and they sou ht aft eterr it and found it avegrylorpireciousto their souls. They found glorious deliverance. Praise the dear Lord! for a fete t en came to St. Johns. °; Mich, v days and had a precious season with the saints of that place. May God bless them for all their kind-ness and love to all the dear saints. From here we went to Isabella Co. and met the dear- saints. The church was edified and settled down into the deeper things of God. Two souls found pardon and are rejoicing in a Savior's love. The sick were healed, and some were cleansed - from tobacco and opiates who are rejoic-ing in a loving Savior, who has delivered them from the bondage of sin. Oh, praise the dear Lord for grace, glory, and victory! From there we went to Herrick, Mich., a new field of labor, where we had a very good attendance and the truth had a_ very good effect on the people and a few consecrations fol-lowed. The meeting ended with a good impression on the people.. We are prais-ing God for full and free salvation. Your humble servants. A. J. Shelly, D. Mitchell. Oleta, Okla We are praising the Lord for his good-ness toward us. In the past few months while our pen has been silent we have, nevertheless, been busy for the blessed Master in various ways. Some of the time engaged in meetings, and visiting saints living in isolated places, where they did not get any preaching of the word nor enjoy the meeting of the saints. At other times our hands were em-ployed with the duties of a new home in the west, for the Lord. We attended the Weatherford assembly- meeting, where we met many of the saints whom we had never before seen. it was truly a meeting long to be remembered, on ac-count of the presence of the Lord. Here we received strength and encouragement for some of the trying ordeals that were soon to follow, and of which we then knew nothing; but the Lord brought us safely through the trials and thereby taught us some precious lessons which probably we could not have learned any other way. - We visited our sister and other saints living near the Valley P. O., Okla. and held a few meetings with them. It was only a seed- sowing time and we leave it all in the hands of the Lord. The people seemed to be more concerned about what they should eat and wear and having a good time than about their salvation. May the Lord awaken their slumbering souls before the judgment comes upon them. We then visited some of the saints living in isola-ted places and did not have the privilege of meeting with God's people very often. We were rejoiced to find them standing true to God notwithstanding the perse-cutions they had to meet. In conclusion we wish to say that there seems to be a report in circulation that we are not in harmony with the Gospel Trumpet. We are in harmony with it and its teachings, insomuch that we make special efforts to circulate it wherever we go; and more particularly in new districts or communities. We expect to do more of this kind of work in. the future as long as the Trumpet stands true to God and his cause, as it has done in the past. We frequently find saints who supply us with back numbers of the Trumpet, and we gladly give them out to others who have not read them. We also wish to say that We have no sympathy with the anti-cleansing doctrine. We believe in sanc-tification as a work of grace separate and distinct from regeneration, and the per-son who stands in a justified state and has received light upon the doctrine of sanctification, and refuses to press on to the experience of it will finally go back into darkness. The Millennium theory is also a doctrine of devils, intended to deceive and to lead souls astray. We live one mile south of Oleta, and any of God's children passing through here will find a welcome with us and to such things as our heavenly Father has given us. Yours in Christ, G. W. and E. N. Carey. The meek will. He guide in judgment. The Way of the Righteous. BY A. J.. ELLISOS. A SIPTRA, way: " For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. Ile layette lip sound wisdom for the rightedna: . bn* a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his satifn,,!' Prove:$: 6- 8. A way' tr he way of the sloth- Jul man iiasitin hedge of thorns: but the way of the: righteous is made plain." An ► right 4tay: --" The way of the just is uprightness: thou, meet upright, doet weigh, the path of the juin" Isa. 26: 7. A narrow * ay: " Enter ye in at the fttinit pitirtnyij gate: for wide is the gate, aid brow is the way, that leadeth to destruotion, and many there be which go in the? eat: because strait [ narrow] the:, g4o, agd narrow is the way, Whinb- * 1 ► unto life, and few there' to9 tit 164 it , biatt. 7: 13 14. Rootville, Pa., March 11. Dear Brethren scattered abroad: We again greet you in Jesus' name. We are happy to report that our labor this win-ter in Indiana has been as fruitful as any since we have been in the ministry. The last meeting at Wilmot was one of the most precious we ever enjoyed. From. the very beginning God began to mani-fest his power in saving souls. The altar was well filled with hungry souls throughout the meeting. There were times when we came together and the waves of glory swept over the congrega-tion in such power, that before preaching would begin, people would come weeping to the mercy seat. We received many seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord in this meeting, which we shall never regret. God bless the church at Wilmot, Ind. Bro. McCoy returned to his home after the meeting. On our way home we stopped a few hours in Fort Wayne, and were refreshed to meet Bros. Ellis and Kilpatrick. After a short meeting with the church here at home we expect to move our family to Cambridge Springs, Pa., ' which will be our permanent address after April 1. We yet have about 1,000- books entitled " The Ebeling- Riggle Discussion," and, I have- arranged with the Gospel Trum-pet Pub. Co. to fill all orders. Price $ 1. 25 each. " Finally, brethren, be perfect; be of good comfort; be of one mind; lire in peace; and the God of love and peace be with you." Amen. Your sanctified brother, H. M. Riggle. We are in need kit a gespel preadler here. It ally 0 1 God's ministers fed led to come to this place, address me at Wood bine, Ky. James Rose. 2400 6 3lar. ne,. ME GOSPEL TRUMPET. Testimonies Pheha, Miss. 1 am saved and sanctified and trusting God for all ! lungs, both soul and body. May God bless all the dear saints every-where and keep them true to him at _ all times, and keep his own paper, the Gos-pel Trumpet, pure according to his will, is my prayer. Yours in the one fold, Mrs. S. W. Joiner. Desire, Pa. I feel it would be to the glory of God for me to add my testimony for the Trumpet. This is my first letter. I am saved and the Lord heals me when I get sick. I am so glad 1 ever started in this good and holy way. Truly, dear ones, I believe this is the best way to live. I find no pleasure in the world; it has no charms for me. Tour saved sister, Lena B_ ornbaugh. Hineston, La. I wish to write my testimony for the glory of God. I am still saved, with sweeping victory in my soul over every desire to do anything against my Mas-ter's will. I am learning wonderful les-sons every day as I sit at Jesus' feet. Praise his name forever! He supplies all our needs and heals myself and the children when we get sick. Praise be unto our God! Last Sunday as I fasted and prayed the dear Lord showed me that I could do a little more by writing my testimony oftener and writing to the brethren more; and praise his name, I am doing what I can with his help. Brethren, pray much for me and mine. Your brother saved and kept by the power of God, Fraak Powell. Jordan, Ore. I was saved last spring, but the time seems short, because I have been so hap-py in Christ. I am still trusting in the Lord and rejoicing to know that 1 have a Comforter that helps me in all times of trials and tribulations in this world. I used to be a human wreck because at sins and afflictions. I prayed God to heal me, and praise the Lord, he healed me of several of my afflictions. This so strengthened my faith that now I will not take medicine. It makes me feel sad to see the sufferings of humanity, when we can be so free in Christ. I have given up this world for Jesus' sake, and to- day finds me pure in heart and undefiled by sin. Praise the Lord forevermore! Pray for ine. Your sister in the one body, Mary. H Thomas. Goodspring, Pa. I feel it would be to the glory of God to send my testimony to the Gospel Trumpet. I am thankful for all God has done for me and I am also thankful for the prayers of God's children. A few weeks ago our little girl was sick; we agreed in prayer, and praise God, she got well in a few days. Our baby boy has been sick several times, but we prayed to Gad for him, and he healed him. Certainly the Lord is a present help in every time of need. 1 am not fully healed yet, but I ask the prayers of all God's children that I may be healed. " The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers. But . the face of the Lord is against them that do evil." Praise the dear Lord for his healing power! There are only husband and myself here in this lonel y place, and we have not the privileges of hearing the word preached in its purity. We have had no doctors for over a year. We al-ways get down on our knees in prayer to God and he always answers our prayers. Glory to his name forever! Dear saints pray that we may be ever found doing the will of the Lord. Pray for our un-saved children. Your saved brother and sister,. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman. Cora, Mo. This morning finds me still trusting in Jesus and taking him for my guide and comforter. The peace and love of God are flooding my soul. I have a deep, confiding trust in my Savior, and am hiding away in him. I love to read in our blessed Guide- book how the Lord is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or even think. Oh the greatness and fulness of his love! " Give me, 0 Jesus, a deeper, richer, and more glorious experience than ever before, and anoint me with the power of the Holy Spirit, so I can walk uprightly before thee all the days of my life." Dear saints, let us look up to him continually, for he is able to deliver us from all sin and to present us unto himself blameless. Praise God that we can keep pure before him if we only trust and obey, and let him abide in us and keep our souls filled. I praise his holy name to- day for healing myself and children of various ailments and in conclusion will say, I am stand-ing on the rock that will never fall. " With his loving hand to guide, Let the clouds above me roll, And the billows in. their fury dash around- me. I can brave the wildest storm With his glory in my soul; I can sing amid the tempest, Praise the Lord!" All glory to God and the Lamb. Amen. Clella M. Ford. Hartsells, Ala. Once more we greet you in Jesus' name. I am glad to be able to say that the dear Lord still keeps me saved through a second, definite work of grace. First I was justified, then after several months of earnest reading and meditation after I heard the gospel preached in its fulness, I was enabled by the help of God to put all upon the altar and by faith received the Lord as my Sanctifier, Keeper and great Physician, Satisfier, and Comtorter, and also a present help in every time of need. Be is my all in all. Oh, that all the dear ones may be eternally true to their covenant with God, that their light may shine in this sinful world and be the humble instruments in God's hands of doing much in rescuing the poor lost sin-ners before it is too late. My life is very lonely, as far as home associates are con-cerned, but I thank the dear Lord for a satisfying portion in him, for I know that as long as we love and obey the Father the Spirit of the Son will dwell and reign in us, and whatever Father lets come upon us is for our good.` fly the living grace of God we will work and toil on,' realizing that it is not long until our race will be ended here. Then will come the reward— a crown of glory at the right hand of God, with Jesus our elder Brother and all the patriarchs and prophets, apostles, and all of the redeem-ed ones, of every nation, kindred, and tongue, to be our associates through all eternity. You who are cast down and tried by the devil and all you poor backsliders and all sinners into whose hands this may fall, let me insist on you, as one who loves you dearly, to resolve in your hearts just now to make heaven your home at any cost. Dear people, will you just now stop and meditate on your condition before God? Some no doubt are very great sinners, but do not let the devil drag you down to an awful hell, for Je-sus came to save sinners such as you are. Please get your Bible and read Isa. 1: 16- 20 and 55: 1- 3 and 6- 8 verses of the same chapter. Then read Mark 1: 15 and Luke 12: 3. Lastly read Rev. 22: 17. May God help you to see your privileges under the gospel dispensation and give you a willing heart to quit your sins and make heaven your home at last. Dear ones, pray much for me and my dear family, most ot whom are living in sin. Also pray God to send some one here to feed the little flock, for we are hungry to hear the word. May God bless you all. Amen. Hannah Oldacre. Milford, Ill. Dear ones in Christ: I will say a few words on God's healing power. I thank the Lord for his great healing power. I have been suffering with stomach trouble and 1 called on the Lord to heal me, but the enemy seemed to say, You will have to suffer a while. So the words came to me that God made heaven and earth and all things in the heavens and on the earth, and I knew he could heal me. So I asked a sister to pray with me, and praise the Lord, I am so much better. Pray tor me that I may be sanctified wholly. Yours in Christ, Mrs. E. Bower. Hunters, Wash. I believe it would glorify God for me to testify through the Trumpet to what the dear Lord has done for me and mine in the past six years. I am saved by two distinct works of grace. " There-fore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Rom. 5: 1. I am sanctified by a second work, according to Horn. 12: 1, and kept by the mighty power of God from all sin. Praise our God! My companion is saved. The Lord is our Physician. We find him a present help in every time of need. Praise God for his mercy! We live twenty miles from the nearest saints. The dear Lord has permitted,' us to pass through a testing time. Bless the name of the Lord! We found his words true where he says, " I will not leave thee nor forsake thee." The Lord permitted me to go to the Creston, Wash. assembly. It was a real feast to my soul. While there I was ex-posed to what the doctor of Hunters pro-nounced smallpox, when my wile went to ask him the nature of different skin diseases. Although 1 had been going a-round for several days, the dear Lord gave me the victory , over it. I did not know what it was, but the Lord showed me to find out to save prosecution. There are seven in my family; our five children and myself had it. The dear Lord did not permit my wife to have the smallpox and we give God all the praise and glory. Pray for us in this dark place. Your brother and sister in the one body, J. B. and M. B. Cameron. Fort Wayne, Ind. I feel that it would be to the glory of God for me to send my testimony to the Trumpet. 1 am fully saved and kept by the power of God. I praise his holy name, for he has healed my body ot an affliction that I have been troubled with all my life. I was anointed for the trouble at the Burket camp- meeting last summer and was relieved some, but the trouble came back. Then I sent to the Trumpet Office for an anointed hand-kerchief and applied it in the name of Jesus. The enemy tried me, but I just held on to the Lord and the dear saints kept praying for me, and I was com-pletely healed. I promised the Lord if he would heal me of this trouble I would testify to it through the Trumpet, and I am real glad to do so.. Praises be to our God forever, who healeth all our sick-nesses. I love to read the Trumpet and it is real food to my soul, as I live here all alone, no one else living in the neighbor-hood that believes this way. I have many persecutions. 1 would ask all the dear saints to pray for me that I may ever be kept humble, low down at the feet of Jesus; just where he can use me to honor and glorify his holy name, and that I may be more firmly settled down in the faith once delivered to the saints. Anna Keller. Calls for Meetings. Can not some of God's true ministers come to Coffeyville, Kan. and hold meet-ing? Geo. W. Shepherd. Could some of God's ministers come here and preach the truth? Address Francis and Franky Niohols, Cave Springs, Elk Co,, Kan. Meeting Notices Chica o. o Assembly. March , The Lord willing, this assembly waht at No. 369- 871 State St., a little south of Harrison St. This is the most cen-tral location we have ever had for ( air assemblies in Chicago. and we expect to excel an y ot the past; also we shall expect a large number of saints tram the neighhori n ,, r towns and country places, where souls art' - getting inter-ested in this glorious Rttormation of Bible holiness and the 0110 body. The Lord willing, there will be sleeping room for all that will cene, and it will not cost : fist all y mitre for your eatables during this inoeting t Jr you were in your own dome. Think it over and come. Bring what em pty ticks and bedding you can, come to enjoy the meeting, do good, but leave off sight-se, ing in the cit y . lost. yon fail to " see Jesus'' and get ieeete , ss to your souls. It has been 4) tu, desire to have this meet-int. after the severest ot cold weath-er is over and [ wheat sprin t , work opens on the farms, so the le- et liven among the farmers can come le the feast of taber-nacles. We ask united Favors of the church of G. al universall y in hahalf of this meeting. Geo. L. Cole and Co., 7300 Stewart Ave., Chiezo Y o, ill. Freenv. Miss. Ileinning March 27. to last as lone: xis the Lord directs. R H. Owens, Sherwood, La. Anniston, Ala. _ Assembly. April 4- 15. J. II. Train. Summerton, S. C. Assembl y - meet-ing. kpril 7- 16. Ministerial help needed. All lovers of the truth are in-vited. FQ1' turther information write Nero Wells. The general western assembly- meeting will be held at Wichita, Kan. beginning April 17, to continue over two Sundays. A general invitation is agiven to all and a special request is _ g iven to the minis-try. All come that can. Let the churches make a special effort to send the ministers. All those desiring tent, grove, or camp- meetings during the season can send in y our request, so ar-rangements may be made, that all calls may be filled. Let us tr y and arrange so that all our camp- meetings will not year. inTAhous w haooncli visSheptember, as last itieetin the church to help support gs in the early summer. Let us llil city, try to have them in the spring and assembly, and all that come tr y to take care of yourselves as much as possible. Those who are able to do so are re-quested to send means and all donations and calPl rsfiosri° 11: Sendprovisions to ings to Sister Cornelia Bateman, 1050 North Mead Ave., Wichita, Kan. V. J. Henry. Alla, Emlenton, Pa. C. M. Aug. 2i- 3i' Fresno, La. April 19- 9 7. Pray for this meeting. R. II. Owens, Sherwood, Ital. J. L. ° ha April Aiken, S. C. 13- 20. sikoiua> trhpia7s- t21. of AAuik,, ex: 11 a so: seervitIehbnesiloeuetmi les Assembly`- meeting nerga . Railway . M. , T. JeuCkt, 11'_ c Causer, Ky. Wt be glad it some able mine; ter w no is lea by th, Lord would come and it each to this lost community, as the are in `, least need of ; i Food shepherd with spirittiel food for pee. fishing Addruss L; tura R Matthews, Ind. II any of God's.. § ministers are coming near Muncie, with a tent. we would be very gl have them stop and hold a sleeting,.:: the y will tied a welcome at, our near the C. I. anti E dopt. Your in the one body, Frances E. Achote I feel it to be the will ot the me to get out into t1 a gospel wor spring in obedience to his call. at liberty to go where the Lord after April 1. Would he glad to with some brother that has had fence, and understands music. feeling led to write to me may me at North Judson, Ind., until 28. After that date my address Knox, Ind. Your saved brother I, one body, Jesse E. Mini hess,` -, 1` 4 \ VA- -," 14.1, • ‘,,, N+, t` L• TrAVZW, -. , 146Nti. trWAnx0n 1M „ a THE GOSPEL T RUMPET YALU LE BOOKS FOR E CIRCLE, 1 LE STUDY, An SPIRITUAL ADVANCEMENT. 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I've boldly entered in The secret of his presence, And triumph over sin. My soul is hid away In God, with km ChriS4 And here ever stay, hi sweet eternalt est." 2402 8 Mar. 20.1902, THE GOSPEL TRUMPET. BY J. W. BYERS. Ques. Is it right to give medicine to a child after the parents have received light on divine healing, and where the faith of the parents is weak? Ans. The question of giving medicine, and if is it right or wrong, should be left folethe - parents alone to decide, in such a case. - Where the word of God does not speak plainly upon any particular sub-ject, then it is necessary to learn the mind of God through his Holy Spirit and the tenure of the Word. One may pos-sess much more light than another, in many respects, concerning these matters. What would be wrong to one in such a case would not be to another, who had not been led out so far as others. As a matter of true heavenly wisdom, we should all be very careful not to condemn any one in such matters of conscience. _ Perhaps the very most perplexing and trying moments of our lives as parents, are when one- of our dear children is ly-ing low and suffering with sickness. It is so mach different to us than if we our-selves were in such a condition; for we would have no trouble to know what to do in such a case; but to act and decide for such who can not deride for them-selves, makes it quite a different matter, and such decision and responsibility should be left to those upon whom it rests, to act according to their individual knowledge and judgment in the case. Any other attitude in respect to this sub-ject would seem to me to bring others under bondage to the law of our own conscience, which we have no right to do. Ques. Are we justified in giving medi-cine it after having prayed for a child it is then not healed? Ans. There may be instances where parents would be justified in such a case. It will depend largely upon the degree of light that such parents have had. Ques. Is it right to let a child suffer and die in such cases, without sending for a physician? Ans. I\ To parents who are trusting the Lord in a case of sickness could be con-demned for not sending for a physician, for even from a medical standpoint no physician ' could in the majority of cases, assure any benefit from the use of so-called remedies. From a human stand-point there is nothing so helpful in sick-ness as good care and nursing, Which should always be administered in every case whether trusting the Lord or earthly physicians, and where parents do all in their power in this respect and have met all the scriptural conditions for healing, there is no scriptural nor logical ground for their condemnation. Of course the blind world will arise and criticise and condemn such parents for not procuring a physician, but we can not stop to pay any attention to such things. It is an undisputed fact sustained by the testi-monies of some of the highest medical authorities of the world that drugs and medicines kill more than they cure. A physician of thirty- five years' practice told me that he can speak with authority and say that two- thirds of all the deaths in the land are caused and hastened by drugs and medicines. Also that his most successful practice has been since he made ten doses of medicine out of one. This same physician said that often when. called to see sick children he would Fear to administer metlicine. and yet the anxious parents would beg him to give medicine. In many instances he would give the child sweetened water, to satisfy the parents, who, had they known the nature of the wise physician's medicine, would perhaps have employed some one else. Another Christian physician said to me in a conversation upon the subject, " laTv rule in giving- medicine is, the less medicine tae t z ." I have recently read of a noted physi-cian- who had the care of a number of cases ot the same disease in a hospital. He divided the patients into three parts, and gave each lot separate treatment. One lot received the ordinar y treatment of medicines and drugs; another was put under a course of non- inedicel treatment; while another iecei yect nothing hut the best care and nursing. The result of the experiment, was, that those who received nothing but gaud Bare and nursing came through the sickness in a better condi-tion than either ot the other lots, and not one death. The lot which received the non- medical treatment also recovered without a death but not so rapidly as the other mentioned, while the lot under the treatment of medicine and drugs suffered longer and several of the number died. Dr. Bell of Boston, Mass., in an arti-cle entitled " Divine Healing from a Medical Standpoint," after stating that he had reliable statistics in his possession to prove that if there was not a drop of medicine used in all the New England states there would be an annual saving of lite ot 5,200, says, " After all, do you not see there is no great risk in trusting the Lord?" Much could be written to prove that even from a scientific and medical standpoint it would be better for the world to entirely abandon the use of poisonous drugs and medicines. This being true from such a position, how much safer it is for the children of God to commit their bodies to the Great Phy-sician, who' ' himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses," and live in such holy communion with him that whether we live or die we are the Lord's, than. to ran the risk of being poisoned to death by the drugs of materia medica. While it is true that there may be some instances where some natural remedies may be a benefit, yet such instances are the exception rather than the rule, and where there is some such benefit, let us leave the poor unsaved world to what little good they can obtain from this source, and let us cleave to God and his redemption plan which he has provided for us through our great Savior and Physician. TRUSTED GOD FOR HEALING. Dowling, Mich. HEALED OF AN ABSCESS. In the fear of the Lord and with his help I will tell what great things the Lord has done for me. Five years ago last Christmas he healed me of an ab-scess. A few months before I had at-tended my first saints' camp meeting. I had witnessed some cases of healing and heard healing preached. Three weeks before Christmas I was taken . siek so suddenly I thought I was poisoned. I got excited and sent for a doctor and- he gave me some medicine and said I had inflammation of the bowels, or an ab-scess, and left word what to do. I took his advice for three days and got some better. When I began reflecting over the things had heard and seen at the camp- meeting, I threw the medicine a-way and went to praying. I told the Lord that it he would give me a clear knowledge that I was his child I would take him for my Healer. The Lord ac-cepted me as his child. Praise his name! I still kept getting better for a few days; but my right leg was afflicted so I could hardly walk. Soon the testing time came. I began to get worse; had to take my bed again. I put my hand down and to my surprise there was the abscess. Then the devil tried to defeat me in keeping my vow and get me to have a doctor and have an operation performed. ' My uncle said if I did not have it probed it would kill me; butt held on to the Lord and sent for a brother to come and pray for me. On Christmas evening. a friend called • to see me, examined the place in my side, and advised me to have a doc-tor at once. I told him what I was do-ing and what I expected the Lord would do for me. Ile said that would be a miracle, and the days of miracles were past, using till ' the scripture he could to defeat my faith. While he Was speaking shy wife went to the door and seeing the brother coming said, " Yonder comes the man now who claims to have the gift of healing." My neighbor a nswered, " he is just the man I want to see" Ile remained in the house and the brother COLD H EALED. Daniel's Great Vision. unf frets mod] tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings." Ps. t11: 4. " In the shadow of thy wings will 1 rejoice." 0. Tilt , goldon pot at manna. This manna Was a type of the rich spiritual food the • ale• titied souls feast upon. This makes the soul " delight itself in fat-ness"; yea, have a, " continual feast." p. Aill'on ' g rod that budded. nun. 17: 1-, I u. This rod is a type of the truit fail ylehl of a sanctified soul. The Father purges every justified branch, " that we may brines forth more fruit." Thus we could follow the services of that ancient sanctuary clear through and find their entity pe in the New TestamPnt church. So the church of God is the new covenant sanctuary. " There is a blest pavilion, A secret inner court, The place of God's own dwelling, With all the world shut out. Oh, holy resting place! Oh, calm and pure retreat! Where God unveils his face, And life is only sweet. " Oh, sweet and tranquil home, Where only God is known! DIVINE HEALLNG QUESTIONS ON DIVINE HEALING ANSWERED. HEALED OF GRIP. I promised the Lord I would testify to his healing power. I had the grip for several days but I took no medicine. I prayed the Lord to heal me and he did. Praise his name I I have suffered several times with different diseases but have taken no medicine; for sax years the Lord has healed me. Thank God for his healing power. I have not heard any preaching for nearly three years, nor have I seen any of the brethren. I ask an interest in your prayers that I may hold out faithful. I take the Trumpet, which is a great help to me when I am where I can't hear any preaching. Glory be to God! Pray for my unsaved chil-dren, brethren, that they may- see the light, and be saved. Sanctification , is not preached here and the people do not believe in healing. I praise God for what he has done for me. Mrs. Margery Barker. Enon Valley, Pa. I promised God if he would heal my body I would testify to it, and I pray that these lines may help some one to trust Jesus as I did. For a long time I have been troubled at intervals with my stomach, until' about six weeks ago, and then it got much worse. I could hardly get my work done. When we found there was an enlargement in my left side, I thought it was a cancer; others thought it was a tumor. My husband wanted me to go to a doctor. I told him I would take no medicine; but praise God, I did not have to go. I can see God's hand in, it all. I had let the cares of life and other things draw my a week before they cord( God tor the affliction, and even though I e had victory ray soul. Flow I praised guessed 1 could not get up to I it! breakfast. After they were all gone I read a chapter in the Bible and knelt down to pray with our little girl two years old. She prayed for Jesus to heal mamma's head and I was healed ot head-ache and went to work. I kept looking to God for victory over the other' trou-ble, and that afternoon as 1 was plead-ing with God the victory came. I jest simply believed. 1 knew God could not lie, and he said in his Word, " It ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what you will and it shall he done." I want to give God all the glory. 1 had not read the " Secret of Salvation" until I was sick; then I read it, and it was a great help to me. I pray God to help us all to keep our eyes on the Lord and then when these trials come we will be ready for them. Mina Kenyon. I wrote to a brother and sister to come: but I % vas made. complex I wanted to obey the Word. It was I And come: tree from pain. Who could h The ( 414e11'.- iilthies a great reasoner andeli: You will listen to him he w ill reason u. 1 was g to ( lie I saw my gan praying. P h Mind away from the Lord and. when I read the fifth chapter ot James and be. condition. 0 dear ones, how 1 suffered was halt throug the wotr e : yw : awshdoolen, e. w . eIll God until I knew I was his child again. think of my friends expectieg me to die, rai"; e the L ord, before lie going in mind and body! but I wrestled with was made to p r aise the Lord. just had to die, I was so happy. 1\ hen . brother and sister came and anointed me said to me, '` Now you have heard what I felt God's healing power go through the doctor said;" but faith said, The my body. I felt I was healed, but the Lord is going to heal me." The Lord testing time came. Instead O f getting did just according to my faith, praise better, the pain in my stomech end side his name! lie healed me recently of grew worse, and I had to conlinually Nvhat I suspected to 1* pneumonia fever, rebuke the devil. My husband is not Oh, how the devil rages when we obey saved and that made it harder for me. the whole Word! Pray for me, Tatir 1 finally got so bad I doubted my heal- brother in Christ, Ma dJisoonrdan. inn myself. Just a week from the day I Columbus, Ran. Feb. 9, was healed I felt so bad and also had sick headache. I told my husband I ) . el re out of being healed. In my oast be To- day I am saved and sanctified and kept. I am so glad that I ever learned to trust in Jesus, to know that his prom-ises are true and sure, and that be is just the same yesterday, to- day, and forever. About two weeks ago he healed our little boy of a severe cold which had set-tled on his lungs. I give God all the glory. I promised the Lord I would testify to his healing through the Trum-pet. I praise the Lord for sweet peace and rest. Pray for me that I may keep humble and true to the Lord. Laura Whitney. Rent, tire., Feb. 23. " How excellent is thy loving- kind-ness, ( nol: therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of th y • ing- s They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures." Ps. 88: 7, 8.
"Within this greater temple, Built by the Son of God. We' re found a full salvation. And entered thro' the blood. Here on the mercy seat, Beneath the cherubim, NYe dwell in love complete, And heaven's glory hymn. "First at the cleansing laver, We Mt the blood applied, Then on the golden altar, Were wh,illy sanctified, With::: the second veil, holy place W ilyful lips we tell The fulness of his grace. (.011. glory be to Jesus! I've boldly entered in The secret of his presence, And triumph over sin. My soul is hid away In God, with km ChriS4
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