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Brethren Evangelist

No. 1 – Jan. 1, 1896

<ITS.712-1993 2000:08 1 Scale in Inches 2 3 Repository: Ashland University Archives Date Range: 1896 Metadata: Author: A. Wayne Webb Title: Brethren Evangelist, Vol. XVIII (1896) Record Group ID: Record Group Descriptor: Series: Brethren Evangelist Stored: Ashland University Archives, Ashland, Ohio Source Format: Paper -9.60" X 12.70" (approx.) Technical Metadata: Operator: A. Wayne Webb Scanner: Microtek 1000XL Dynamic Range: 4.2 File Format: TIFF Color Mode: Adobe RGB (1998) Spatial Resolution: 300ppi Image Quality: 2 (no obvious visible defects) Scale: 100% Gamma Correction: Adobe RGB (1998) Color Calibration: Adobe RGB (1998) Compression: LZW Pixel Array: 2865 X 3820 (varies) Image Creation Date: Jan. 17,2010 Informational Metadata: Q-60Rl Tarptfor KODAK EKI'ACOLOR Profe••wlUll Papen 4 5 6 Keywords: German Baptist Brethren; Brethren Church; Ashland; Brethren; Dunkard; Dunker; Tunker; Religion; Brethren Envangelist; 1896. Notes: Contains 817 images including newspaper and metadata target. Scanned at 300ppi color using the Adobe RGB (1998) color space with no tonal adjustments and saved with no adjustments or scaling. Scanner used: Microtek 1 OOOXL with 4.2 dynamic range. A duplicate collection was created using a level adjustment with the red channel set to black 75 and white to 226, the green channel to black 75 and white to 217, and the blue channel white to 51 and black to 181. An additional color correction and level mode channel adjustment was used. The scanner was calibrated using a Kodak 0-60 Color Input Target ITS. 7/2-1993 calibration target. NOTE: This collection is missing the following issues(s) and/or page(s): No. 3 (p. 1-2 [damaged]), No. 12 (pp. 9-16), No 21 (pp. 1-16) and No. 51 (pp. 15-16) .. Rights Usage Terms: None. ©2010 A. Wayne Webb o ITS.712-1993 2000:08 1 Scale in Inches 2 3 Repository: Ashland University Archives Date Range: 1896 Metadata: Author: A. Wayne Webb Title: Brethren Evangelist, Vol. XVIII (1896) Record Group ID: Record Group Descriptor: Series: Brethren Evangelist Stored: Ashland University Archives, Ashland, Ohio Source Format: Paper -9.60" X 12.70" (approx.) Technical Metadata: Operator: A. Wayne Webb Scanner: Microtek 1000XL Dynamic Range: 4.2 File Format: TIFF Color Mode: Adobe RGB (1998) Spatial Resolution: 300ppi Image Quality: 2 (no obvious visible defects) Scale: 100% Gamma Correction: Adobe RGB (1998) Color Calibration: Adobe RGB (1998) Compression: LZW Pixel Array: 2865 X 3820 (varies) Image Creation Date: Jan. 17,2010 Informational Metadata: Q-60Rl Tarptfor KODAK EKI'ACOLOR Profe••wlUll Papen 4 5 6 Keywords: German Baptist Brethren; Brethren Church; Ashland; Brethren; Dunkard; Dunker; Tunker; Religion; Brethren Envangelist; 1896. Notes: Contains 817 images including newspaper and metadata target. Scanned at 300ppi color using the Adobe RGB (1998) color space with no tonal adjustments and saved with no adjustments or scaling. Scanner used: Microtek 1 OOOXL with 4.2 dynamic range. A duplicate collection was created using a level adjustment with the red channel set to black 75 and white to 226, the green channel to black 75 and white to 217, and the blue channel white to 51 and black to 181. An additional color correction and level mode channel adjustment was used. The scanner was calibrated using a Kodak 0-60 Color Input Target ITS. 7/2-1993 calibration target. NOTE: This collection is missing the following issues(s) and/or page(s): No. 3 (p. 1-2 [damaged]), No. 12 (pp. 9-16), No 21 (pp. 1-16) and No. 51 (pp. 15-16) .. Rights Usage Terms: None. ©2010 A. Wayne Webb VOLUME XVIII. ASHLAND, 0., WEDN ESDAY, JANUARY I, 1896. No. 1. :tBretbren Evangelist. .. ---------.-----. ( Ent..rut tiS second-class 11latt..r. ) IN THE INTERESTS 'OF THE ,... BRETHREN CHURCH .... BY THE BRETHREN BOOK AND TRACT COMMITTEE, ASHLAND, OHIO. Notes and Comments. KEEr the :loco mar.. in viel'·. SURSCRIHE 1I0W for the EVANGELIST. KING'S CHILDREN for January has been mailed. THE EVANG ELI ST and KinJ['s Clu'ldren f ,r $1.65 cash. OUR .Sunday-school papers, Ckuring Words and Our Littl.. fiolks for January were mailed last week. THE Fair Haven King's Children sends through the National r..'easurer, Emnla K. Lichty, the sum of $2.00, a donation for the tract work. SAMPLE copies of the EVANGELIST will I be sent free to agents. You need them for distribution. Then we shall not hear so much talk in the clubs or in the streets about hfe not being worth living. Christ was neither an artist, a philosopher, nor a warrior, but he taught those things that make it easy for men right here in lower Broadway to take up the hard tasks of life and to acquit themselves like men." AT last the Annual is ready and orders are being filled. It is our purpose to make this a permanent publication, and improve it as the demands for it increase. The Ann!lf'.l go i ,to every home in I the church. It is first of all a good almanac- as good as the best. Besides, it contains much other matter of interest, including a correct list of ministers with their addresses. Lastly, it· is a Brdllren Annual, and therefore you should have it. Price 10 cents, per dozen, $1.00. DURING the Advent season, Rev, Dr. Rainsford, held noon-day services, in St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, New York. Busy bankers, brokers, professional men, and clerks, filled the pew!! to hear the simple Gospel of Jesus. In the opening sermon, the Dr. spoke these plain, AMID rumors of war, at the opening of the United States Senate, on Friday a week ago, the chaplain, Dr. William H. Milburn, uttered the following invocation, which by unanimous cons..nt, was ordered printed with the record of the day : "As the time draws near the period of Christmas, inaugurated by the angels singing, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men," we pray that the Spirit may enter into our hearts'and minds and keep us in the knowledge and love of God and of His Son Jesus Christ, our Saviaur. Forbid that the two formost nations of the world which Lear the name of Christian, w,ith one lan shall be embroiled in rors and barbarisms. Thee, thatwemaybe saved from imbruing our hands in each other's blood. Let the spirit of justice and magnanimity prevail among the rulers of both nations and among the people, the kindred people of the two lands, so that all differences and difficulties may be amicably and righteously settled ; and that God's name may be glorified in the establishment of concord, . unity, and brotherly kindness. May this become an august and memorable Christ· mas in the history of the Engiish-speaking world and of the whole earth. Let health, prosperity, brotherly kindness, and charity pervade the land and our motherland. "Jesus Christ lives to day to inspire And may God be glorified and the reign of SEVERAL articl,=s appropriate for the this nineteenth century, just as he did the Jesus Christ our Saviour be established, we holiday season, specially prepared for first century. He not only lived, he lives; pray Thee, in His sacred name. Amen. To this the Ctiristia.1l AdvtJcat.. of New OIiT ChriSlmas number were left over. he not only inspired, he inspires ; he not ' This accounts for their appearance in this ani y ruled, pe Make this a part of York adds: To have crystal'lizeq .the :spirit of Chris l..sue. your and you.have a religion that is worth s6mething. Discard it, and ALL order.. for Sunday-school literature tianity in words spoken'tonod in the your r..ion is a yellow, skele ing.of and l?Y.. ut have been filled, some more than two .. ton, fit only rdr the backlog to a fire. Get i?O to impre' ss'tne Senate of of •. weeks ago, aid in time to reach our s..hools hold of the idea th..t .this life is divine. for distribution the last Sabbath In the great apparantly trembl(ng in the quarter, Dc:c. 29· One year's sub cription to the EVANy Brother a ELIST comes to less .than one half cent a stead of " will fatfen' two day. brink of war, that it .embalmed the words • in the record of .its day's proce..d..pg!i, . . would make a life worth living, '.o the world, though all its other days had been , i oxen and ten pigs," read two .oxen or ten pigs. Also ' 'state. off San Francisco Bay, . instead of, "oj San Fr..ncisco Bay. spent in a dungeon. Every Brethren family should subscribe for the EVANGELIST. Subs<>ribe NOW for. the EVANGELIET. Poetry. A PRAYER. The way is long and dreary. The path is bleak and bare. Our feet our worn and weary. But we wili not despair; More heavy was thy burden, More desolate thy way; o Lamb of God, who takest The sin of the world away, Have mercy on us. The snow lies thick around us In the dark and gloomy night, And the tempest wails above us, And the stars have hid their light; But blacker was the darkness Round Calvary'scross that day; o Lamb of God, who takest The sin of the world away, Have mercy on us. Our hearts are faint with sorrow, Heavy and hard to bear; For we dread the bitter morrow, But we will not despair; Thou knowest all our anguish, And thou wilt bid it cease; o Lamb of God, who takest The sin of the world away, Grant us thy peace. Contributions. THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, C. CASSEL. icle in the EVANGELIST . there weI' two sentences, or rather this one compound sentence : "The Holy Spirit dwells in the whole body of Christ. So he also dwells in each individ ual believer." I believe this statement to be dangerously misleading without some qualification, hence I will offer some ob servations upon it. The author does not say what he means by "the whole body of Ch ri st." If he refers to the whole nominal or visible church, I believe that h is views are entirely at variance with tbe truth j if he refers only to the blood washed, sanctifit d part of the nominal church, his statement is true as far as the indwelling of the spirit is concerned, but that does not comprehend the baptism or special gifts of the spirit which is a distinct, and special manifestation of divine grace, as a prep aration for service, wliich is not given even to every true believer, but only to such as will faithfully use it to "profit withal." I Cor. 12 : 7. That every true believer must have indwelling of the spirit is so unmistaka,J)· ly asserted by Paul in Romans 8 : 9, tnat I will not waste space to further prove it, but not every church member, or noininal· believer has that indwelling, though they have once been regenerated. Regeneration, or a new birth is not a baptism of the spuit, not even the reception of the spirit in a p..rticular sense, but it is the BRErHREN EV ANGELIBT. bringi.r-g forth of a new crwture born of water and of the spirit. John 3 : 5. The Holy Ghost is not new, but co-eternal with God. In the natural or physical world a new creature (or birth) is neither one nor the other of its progenitors, but it is a separate, distinct entity, which may live or may die, which may or may not partake of all of the characteristics of its progenitors, only as it imbibes them by association and volition j by observation and experience we learn that it is the same in the spiritual realm. How many are there who were once regenerated that are now (figuratively speaking) dead, utterly ignorant of the fact that there be a Holy Ghost ? The Scriptures also verify this fact. In Matt. 22 : 14, we learn that "many are called, but few chosen. " In Matt. 7 : 2 I, the Savior says, "Not every one that saith Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. " Many are called to repentance through human agencies, are baptized into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and are thus no doubt regmerated for the time being, but for want of the true milk of the word are left to die again, others fail to do the will of the Father, when the actual tests of life come upon them, and thus die, just as the physical man does that disregards the laws of health j hence it is that the world is full of backsliders, and the churches full of formal, lifeless professors. To lead the latter class to believe that they have all of the baptism'of the spirit that is obtainable, or that they have any of it at all, is to my mind' 'dangerous by misleading" doctrines. Preachers and teachers should beware as to how they handle the question of the baptism of the spirit and not mislead professors to believe that faith in the atoning merits of Christ is an evidence. of the baptism of the Holy Ghost as it was taught by Christ and understood by the apostle. The apostles had faith in Christ before the day of Pentecost, but they had not received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. IiJ. Acts 8 : 14-17, we have the following statement : "Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John, who, when they were come down, prayed for..em that might receive the Holy Ghost j (for as yet it was fallen upon none of them j only they were bap..ized in the name of th Lord J e us, ) then lai they their han . upon them and they received the H Ghost." These Samaritans were believers, they were baptized, they were clwrclz mOllbel'S, but they had not received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Again in Acts 19, we learn that there were believers at Ephesus that had not even heard that there was a Holy Ghost : this is proof positive that there may be saving faith without the baptism of the spirit, or that all believers have not received the gift of the spirit. Concerning the Laodicean church the spirit told the revelator that because they were luke warm they would be spewed out." Bec'ause thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing : and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked?" Rev"3: 17. Surely the Laodiceans were not baptized with the Holy Ghost or else their concli tion would not have been so deplorablej as wherever we may read of the spirit we also learn of power, zeal, and aggressionj yet they were one of the seven churches of Asia, believers in Christ. The condition of the Laodicean church is but the condition of a very large part of the popular church to-day jto teach that these luke warm believers have received all the baptism of the spirit that is possible to receive, or that they have the spirit of Christ dwelling in them at all. is a doc trine so fraught with terrible consequen ces, that sincere, honest men should shrink with horror from teaching it. Con cerning these same Laodiceans the spirit says, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chaste n: be zealous therefore and repent. Behold I stand at the door and knock : if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and I will sup with him, and he with me." Rev. 3 : 19. 20. From this text we learn that the spirit was not in the hearts of those people, but promised to come in upon certain conditions. "The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, good ness, faith, meekness and temperance." Gal. 5 : 22 : 23. Where these character istics are lacking7 the spirit itself must be absent, and they that are lacking to a . lamentable degree in the lives of many professed believers is a fact so well known and so..generally acknowledgecl by all earn est, self-sacrificing Christians, that it is not necessary for me to particularize upon this point ;to tell such that they have the spirit of God dwelling in them is but to strength en the chain that drags them to ruin. It is the mission of the spirit to tea cit us all things, and bring all things to our remembrance. John 14: 26, he shall . e Illy of Christ, John IS: 26, he shall Ie us to witllt'ss fo : 8, bestow special Cor. 1-2 : where all thes spirit are wanting or acking, the spirit himself cannot be abiding." The spirit of God does NOT dwell in each individual believer if God's word is true, or if we can judge men by the fruit of their lives j and to teach that it does is but to hoodwink and'deceive (in m..ny instances) honest believers. Repentance is one thing, regeneration is another, the mere indwelling of the spirit another, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost is still another j all four may take place simultaneously but as a rule they do not j there is often repentance without regeneration, there is often repentance and regeneration without a reception, or indwelling of the spirit, there is often repentance, regeneration and an indwelling of the spirit without a baptism of the Holy Ghost, or bestowal of special gift.. j the latter is not essential to salvation, but absolutely necessary to accomplish a mighty work for God, but the three fi rst men tioned stages au essential to salvation j th-::y comprehend both the calling, and c/loosillg, or election of Gael. Many are indwelt by the spirit, or sanctified that do not know their experience by those terms, but they are conscious of the fact, that they are in close touch with God through Christ, others loudly protest that they are sanctifled when they do not even know the significance of the term j there is on the part of some schools much deceptive teaching on this point, and on the part of others lamentable ignurance and neglect. Sanctification that we hear people talk about is generally not sanctification at all. Sanctification is but the synonym of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Heb. 12: 14.. If the spirit of God abides within the suul, a holy, sanftihed life is the result j it cannot be otherwise because the spirit is holy j if the lives of professors are foreign to the characteristics of the I\Jaster, it is sheer presumption to say or suppose that they have rpceil(ed the baptism of the spirit. rr our theological schools would have the honesty and fortitude to teach the fact that one part of Scripture is just as . true and as important as the other there would be a vastly different condition of affairs in the Christian church. Matt. 7: 21, or Heb. 12, l4, is just as true as Mark 16 : 16, Romans 8: 9 is jJst as true as true as John 3: 3. Why not treat and regard all clear, plain, emphatic truth in the same light, why not declare the whole truth instead of trying to make cold, formal professors believe that they are in possession of the Holy Spirit of God ? My soul is stirred over the delusion that church menbership constitutes sainthood re6ardless of the life that is lived. I wish I knew how to dispel it. I do not expect to accomplish a great deal in hat direction, but I have committed my BRETHREN EVANGELIST. self to do what I can, and by the help of God I shall persist in the performance of that which is a clear duty to my mind, even though "four-horse teams" and other obstacles may get in my way. 709 Arch St. THE CHRISTMAS OF LONG AGO. J. O. TALLEY. The husbandman had laid aside his cares j the merchant his worry j the mechanic his tools j the money changers had turned the keys that secured their treasure in the vault j Jewish matrons had heard the darling buds of parental hope lisp their evening prayers, and had carefully placed them in their little cots for the night's repose. The Nomadic commodores I)f the desert caravans, wrapp..d in blankets or togas, reposed in the embrace of peaceful slumber, while their humped back, animated ships of the desert, secure within the walls of the roadside Kahn, lazily munched their hay, and sighed away the still hours of a Syrian night. By the roadside, and in the hostelries, many hundreds of Jewish families slept, who were, in response to the decree of Cresar Augustus, wearily wending their way to the cities of their nativity to be taxed. Nature in the country of Palestine seemed awed into silent expectation. Night had spread her mantel over the Eastern Hemisphere, but the sun was rising on the far off shores of an unnamed continent, where the Red man drowsily crept from his tepee, made of animal skins, to spend the day in the chase, or to .penetrate the forest in the early morning twilight, in quest of the turkey which slept in the branches of the tree... While the day was beaming upon contending warriors, entrenched behind their fortifications of earth works on the Ohio, and Mississippi rivers, the night shepherds in the hills of far off Palestine were listening to the rendering of the first anthem by angelic choir ever heard by human ears. While the priests of Inca civilization, (southern Mexico, ) were offering upon the sacrificial stone in the temple of 'Quetzel,' the warm pulsating hearts taken fresh from the breasts of prisoners captured in yesterday's battle, while monarchs dreamed of future conquests, soldiers of daring deeds, merchants· of hoarded wealth, and the laborer of the day of rest, on the hills of Judea, where once the servants of Abraham followed their master's flocks j where Jacob's cattle miraculously increased in numbers, shepherds leaned upon their taff's absorbed in the stillness of the night j 'list.' From whence comes such melody, or yonder spear of unearthly light? Nearer, fuller, sublimer, brighter, "Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth and go·od will toward man." Song that human voice had never sung, music composed in heaven, hymn written by Seraphim, sung by heaven's choicest choir j cellestial search-light from the throne of God turned earthward to see if earth's millions gave response. But kings slept on, soldiers slumbered in the field, while angels talked with shepherds on Judea's ancient hills. Ho, ye toiling, striving millions of the world, let the battle cease on American shores. Awake ye kings of the east, a light is shining the throne of God. But only the shepherds heard the song, only the night-watch saw the light. Alas, the world slept on. Cresars's head on the downy pillow, dreaming of kingly splendor, while the sick, moaning on the bed of pain, the leper shivered on the barren floor of the lonely hovel, the poor dream. ed of the tax that could not be paid, and of the splendid feast their unfortunate tongues could never taste, the widow wailed, "is there no eye to pity, is there no arm to save ?" Yes. "He came to his own, " the gift of all gifts, heralded by the song of all songs. For God gave his first begotten Son, that whosoever belie-veth on Him should not perish, but Ii everlasting life." Glorious Christmas of long ago. We taste thy sweets to-day. Glorious banquet at which angels sang, and shepherds feasted on the bread of heaven. While in Bethlehem's manger lay him, before whom kings must bow, and dash their crowns of vanity to the earth. "Art thou he that should come, or look we for another ?" "Go say to the world," the deaf hear, the blind see, the lame walk, the leper is cleansed, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them." Is not this the Christ ? Sleep on, ye earthly potentates, wrapped in your foils of tinsel and gold, while the moth of time eats away your garments of glory. Crumble down y.. towers and fortresses of military power, monuments of dirt. The sun of righteousness has risen with healing in his wings, and the bruised heart shall be healed, and the polluted soul shall be cleansed, and the poor shall have the Gospel of peace preached to them. "The righteous shall tread on thy ashes. " Children of God shall plow thy forts, and reap harvests of golden grain from the crumbled monuments of thy vanity. Glorious Christmas . of long ago, when God remembered the poor, the sick, the lepers, and the widows. "1 looked, and there was no eye to pity, and there was believer if God's word is true, or if we can judge men by the fruit of their lives j and to teach that it does is but to hoodwink and'deceive (in m..ny instances) honest believers. Repentance is one thing, regeneration is another, the mere indwelling of the spirit another, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost is still another j all four may take place simultaneously but as a rule they do not j there is often repentance without regeneration, there is often repentance and regeneration without a reception, or indwelling of the spirit, there is often repentance, regeneration and an indwelling of the spirit without a baptism of the Holy Ghost, or bestowal of special gift.. j the latter is not essential to salvation, but absolutely necessary to accomplish a mighty work for God, but the three fi rst men tioned stages au essential to salvation j th-::y comprehend both the calling, and c/loosillg, or election of Gael. Many are indwelt by the spirit, or sanctified that do not know their experience by those terms, but they are conscious of the fact, that they are in close touch with God through Christ, others loudly protest that they are sanctifled when they do not even know the significance of the term j there is on the part of some schools much deceptive teaching on this point, and on the part of others lamentable ignurance and neglect. Sanctification that we hear people talk about is generally not sanctification at all. Sanctification is but the synonym of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Heb. 12: 14.. If the spirit of God abides within the suul, a holy, sanftihed life is the result j it cannot be otherwise because the spirit is holy j if the lives of professors are foreign to the characteristics of the I\Jaster, it is sheer presumption to say or suppose that they have rpceil(ed the baptism of the spirit. rr our theological schools would have the honesty and fortitude to teach the fact that one part of Scripture is just as . true and as important as the other there would be a vastly different condition of affairs in the Christian church. Matt. 7: 21, or Heb. 12, l4, is just as true as Mark 16 : 16, Romans 8: 9 is jJst as true as true as John 3: 3. Why not treat and regard all clear, plain, emphatic truth in the same light, why not declare the whole truth instead of trying to make cold, formal professors believe that they are in possession of the Holy Spirit of God ? My soul is stirred over the delusion that church menbership constitutes sainthood re6ardless of the life that is lived. I wish I knew how to dispel it. I do not expect to accomplish a great deal in hat direction, but I have committed my BRETHREN EVANGELIST. self to do what I can, and by the help of God I shall persist in the performance of that which is a clear duty to my mind, even though "four-horse teams" and other obstacles may get in my way. 709 Arch St. THE CHRISTMAS OF LONG AGO. J. O. TALLEY. The husbandman had laid aside his cares j the merchant his worry j the mechanic his tools j the money changers had turned the keys that secured their treasure in the vault j Jewish matrons had heard the darling buds of parental hope lisp their evening prayers, and had carefully placed them in their little cots for the night's repose. The Nomadic commodores I)f the desert caravans, wrapp..d in blankets or togas, reposed in the embrace of peaceful slumber, while their humped back, animated ships of the desert, secure within the walls of the roadside Kahn, lazily munched their hay, and sighed away the still hours of a Syrian night. By the roadside, and in the hostelries, many hundreds of Jewish families slept, who were, in response to the decree of Cresar Augustus, wearily wending their way to the cities of their nativity to be taxed. Nature in the country of Palestine seemed awed into silent expectation. Night had spread her mantel over the Eastern Hemisphere, but the sun was rising on the far off shores of an unnamed continent, where the Red man drowsily crept from his tepee, made of animal skins, to spend the day in the chase, or to .penetrate the forest in the early morning twilight, in quest of the turkey which slept in the branches of the tree... While the day was beaming upon contending warriors, entrenched behind their fortifications of earth works on the Ohio, and Mississippi rivers, the night shepherds in the hills of far off Palestine were listening to the rendering of the first anthem by angelic choir ever heard by human ears. While the priests of Inca civilization, (southern Mexico, ) were offering upon the sacrificial stone in the temple of 'Quetzel,' the warm pulsating hearts taken fresh from the breasts of prisoners captured in yesterday's battle, while monarchs dreamed of future conquests, soldiers of daring deeds, merchants· of hoarded wealth, and the laborer of the day of rest, on the hills of Judea, where once the servants of Abraham followed their master's flocks j where Jacob's cattle miraculously increased in numbers, shepherds leaned upon their taff's absorbed in the stillness of the night j 'list.' From whence comes such melody, or yonder spear of unearthly light? Nearer, fuller, sublimer, brighter, "Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth and go·od will toward man." Song that human voice had never sung, music composed in heaven, hymn written by Seraphim, sung by heaven's choicest choir j cellestial search-light from the throne of God turned earthward to see if earth's millions gave response. But kings slept on, soldiers slumbered in the field, while angels talked with shepherds on Judea's ancient hills. Ho, ye toiling, striving millions of the world, let the battle cease on American shores. Awake ye kings of the east, a light is shining the throne of God. But only the shepherds heard the song, only the night-watch saw the light. Alas, the world slept on. Cresars's head on the downy pillow, dreaming of kingly splendor, while the sick, moaning on the bed of pain, the leper shivered on the barren floor of the lonely hovel, the poor dream. ed of the tax that could not be paid, and of the splendid feast their unfortunate tongues could never taste, the widow wailed, "is there no eye to pity, is there no arm to save ?" Yes. "He came to his own, " the gift of all gifts, heralded by the song of all songs. For God gave his first begotten Son, that whosoever belie-veth on Him should not perish, but Ii everlasting life." Glorious Christmas of long ago. We taste thy sweets to-day. Glorious banquet at which angels sang, and shepherds feasted on the bread of heaven. While in Bethlehem's manger lay him, before whom kings must bow, and dash their crowns of vanity to the earth. "Art thou he that should come, or look we for another ?" "Go say to the world," the deaf hear, the blind see, the lame walk, the leper is cleansed, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them." Is not this the Christ ? Sleep on, ye earthly potentates, wrapped in your foils of tinsel and gold, while the moth of time eats away your garments of glory. Crumble down y.. towers and fortresses of military power, monuments of dirt. The sun of righteousness has risen with healing in his wings, and the bruised heart shall be healed, and the polluted soul shall be cleansed, and the poor shall have the Gospel of peace preached to them. "The righteous shall tread on thy ashes. " Children of God shall plow thy forts, and reap harvests of golden grain from the crumbled monuments of thy vanity. Glorious Christmas . of long ago, when God remembered the poor, the sick, the lepers, and the widows. "1 looked, and there was no eye to pity, and there was Then he shall say, "in as much as ye did it unto one of the least of these, ye did it unto me." Matt. 25 : 31-45. EVOL UTION IN THE OHUROH. C. I·'. YODER. It is not the purpose of the writer to trace the origin of the church through simian ancestry, but simply to notice in it the working of that ..ost wonderful and inspiring of all ia ws, -the law of progress. That law which scatters darkness, and stirs stagnation, and brings forth purity and life. It is written in the heavens by the growth of stellar worlds. It is written in the flowers and the tiniest forms of life. Let me explain more clearly. The protozoon is the lowest form of life, and in its single cell all the functions of growth and reproduction are carried on. The highest forms of life on the other hand are aggn;gates of millions of cells all working together in tissues, and the different processes are carried on by special organs set apart for definite work. Increasing c mplexity in the relations of life has Drought about increasing complexity of organism. The same is true in society. The sav age lives a selfish life. He hunts his food, and builds his hut, and makes his tools and clothing all himself. He is the one-celled animal in society. In civil ized life each individual co-operates with' every other. One man plow<; the soil, another makes the plow, il t 11 i rd supplies his clothing, and a fOllrth builds his house. These classes (If specialists have been brought about by necessity. "Sup ply follows demand. " Turn now to the church. Christ and his disciples went about preaching the kingdom. The seventy went out two by two. The first officers of the church were set apart because of necessity. Acts 6 : 2, 3. The manner of spreading the Gospel and looking after the churches established was also determined largely by circumstances. Since steam and electricity have annihilated space, and printing and other great modern inventions have unified the world and made us all, more or less cosmopolitan, the church in its growth has also increased the complexity of its machinery. "New wine must be put in new bottles," new principles in new organizaations. The bottles grow old, but the wine grows better. The fundametal doc- BRETHREN EV.A.NGEL18T. trines of Christ change only by growing more precious, but the methods of app1ying these to the needs of the world must vary with the people and the times. This process of differentiation has been going on until now we have many departments of church work, and many auxiliary societies. We have special revival seasons and special prayer services. We have religious literature. We have Sunday-schools, Sister's Societies and Young People's Societies, organizations of men, and lVlissionary Societies. We have local church officers and com, mittees. We have conferences and conventions, district and national, with their temporal and standing committees. We have undenominational organizations such as the Y. M. C. A., W, C. T. U" student volunteer movement, etc. All these have been made possible, even necessary by the growth of civilization. Specialization and co-operation is the tendency of the times. The church has been slow to re alize the value of perfect organization and so cannot control its forces like other movements in the world, business, polit ical or diabolical, but it is awaking and now, if anything is going to an extreme. Our great evangelists like Chapman and Mills and Moody owe their success large ly to a thorough organization of their workers. The M. E. church is discussing the adoption of a constitution. Some relig ious journals are discussing the organic union of all denominations. Organization must not be so close as to prevent flexibility. The Salvation Army reaches the masses, because it can adapt itself to their varying conditions. Our aristocratic churches fail because of their formalism. We who run in the liberty of the Gospel alone, want to guard against fettering our selves with creeds or traditions or any at tempt to compel uniformity in anything but essen ial doctrines, The accumulation of knowledge, and the recent discovery of ancient manu scripts, render a better interpretation of scripture possible now than at any time hitherto. The revised version of the scriptures is therefore of more authority than the version of 16T 1. May this generation of the Brethren church not at tempt to force its interpretation upon the next by any sort of creecl, because the next will be able to get nearer the truth than we. It is for us to perfect our organization and hold up Christ's teachings and ordinances as they were instituted, and then like 011 ocean, which is ever pressing into every nook and inlet, we want to press through every opening to the heart of the masses, whether through the press or personal work or public meet ings_ Since development is the answer to a demand, if we can detect the needs of the day, we may know along what lines further "evolution" must come. Here I am getting into too.cleep water, but may I be presumptuous enough to suggest a few problems which it seems to me, are pressing upon the church for solution. I. How more effectually reach the masses. 2. How extend and mantain allegiance to the doctrines and ordinances as they were instituted. "3. A proper degree of co operation among all Christians. 4. How mass the Christian forces against the evils of the day. 5. How secure the consecration of the wealth of the church. 6. How complete the evangelization of the world in this generation. 7. H ow raise the standard of Christian living to Christ-like living. The discussion of these problems would req uire a separate article for each one. We may not be ready for"a part of these ideas. It is gratifying to see how well we are getting organized as a chu rch, going slow ly enough to lay the foundations well and being contentious enough to prevent the adoption of any pet hobby or radical policy. But while we are engaged in the prob lems peculiar to the Brethren church, we ought not forget our relation to the rest of the Christian world. That committee on "expediency" has a most important work. Ought we not adopt a sysytem including church work direct and all the auxiliary societies so that each would work in its proper place like the various wheels of a clock ? Arthur T. Pierson has said that there are three epochs in the history of the church. vVe are now in the second, or the epoch of organization. This is about completed, and the third is dawning-the age of the Spirit. With the hosts of Christ organized and trained and ing together, may we not look for his speedy coming. Some people, of course, are opposed to anything new, and it lakes about a generation for a movement to permeate the masses, but God is training the young people of this generation for some great work in the new era before us. The Christian Endeavor movement is the only inter-denominational organization of young people. Our societies ough t all be en rolled in it as our National Conference has rec ommended. There is an inspiration in being at the front which is lost to those dragging at the rear. just so we keep be 17lind our leader. After all involution IS more important than evolution. The plant must have soil .and moisture and sunlight, but these are \Useless if it have no life in itself. The church must have organization and ·officers and all, but it cannot live nor grow without the quickening power of BRETHREN EV ANGELI8T. undermined and overturned all the political, religious and social systems that then existed in the world, fought single handed ·a victorious battle with the great leader of the apostate al.1gels, the arch devils, established an organization; the church, which has more adherents to day than any that ever existed, and which ultimately will embrace every individual who dwells A new year is upon us. The endeavors on the globe (during its glorified state in ARE WE ANIMALS? GEORGE A. COPP. Two little girls came home from schoo:l one evening much agitated at 'the thought of their teacher saying th.at peopie are animals. To get more information, if possible, on the subject they asked me ifthtir teacher's statement were true, I replied that in my mind he was mistaken. This seemed to quiet their disturbed minds un and mistakes of the past are sealed forthe'next age, the millennium) and finally til the next day when they returned home ever. Upholding "the Bible, the whole the vast multitudes who now sleep in the Bible and nothing but the Bible," with dust of the grave as numerous as the stars "unity in essentials, in non-essentials, of heaven and the sands of the sea, all harmony, with charity in all things," let will live again as constituents of the as much disturbed over the question as on the day previous. They said their teach er claimed that people are some kind of animals but they had forgotten the kind of us this year count as positive factors in church triumphant. After He had done animal. I suggested that it may have extending the kingdom of love and make this he voluntarily gave himself up to his this year, r896, a glorious one .for been the biped animal, to which they as sented it was. I remarked that I know Cilrist enemies who put him to death by crucifix and the chttrclt. ion, and he was buried out of the sight of the world. CHRISTMAS, Three short, fleeting days elapsed and D. \.. MOOMAW. "He burst tbe bars of death," threw off that philosophers claim this, but I still thought all such claims were untrue. After some time had elapsed these tWo children became involved in a childish the mouldering habiliments of the grave, We celebrate again the 1895 anniver· wrangle. I at once remembered the and came again on the world's stage, lived sary of the most notable event that ever transpired in this world since the dawn of its earliest morning; tlu birlll,of the second .fGod, by direct interposi charge that they became offended at by their teacher claiming people are animals, and r..markerl to them that if their teach· er ever again said they were animals that a brief space, during which his every act was a miracle and then bodily ascended into the' clouds and passed from the vision Adam, tile S01l o of mortals. The birth of this extraordi The world's tion of the Holy Ghost. they should not deny the charge and nary person is celebrated in all Christian neither would 1. Saviour and Redeemer made his first ad -\., I lands to-day, and thousands among the best men and women of the earth will tell In late years I have become convinced vent into the world, in an obscure stable, in the obscure town of Bethlehem 1895 years ago. The world has its great anniversaries, nations have their notable anniversaries. After the passing of a few fleeting generations these anniversaries are forgotten, or are superceded by others of more importance to the living. Great men have accomplished great deeds, and admiring generations have glorified them, but time, like the ever-rolling tides, wears out their ' foot-printG, and nothing but a dim mem-ory exists, a faint line in history to tell that a star which once shown in the world's horizon has gone out in darkness. The fleeting panorama of great nations, in their rise and fall, merely touches the mental vision. Mighty men come upon the stage and fume and fret out their brief day and barely leave "their foot-prints in the sands of time." Babylon came and went, so of Nineveh, so of the cities of Egypt, of Asia, of Europe ; so of Nebuchadnezzar, of Israel's great kings, of Alexander, Nap 0 leon, Wellington, Lafayette, Washington, Grant, Lee and multitudes of others, great and small, but dust covers tltcm all. Not so with the immortal babe of Bethlehem. He was of miraculous conception, preexisted millions of years before the advent in the stable, passed through the stages of babyhood, boyhood, reached the stage of manhood entered into "his father's business," and planted the seeds of doctrines which to the listening children the beau tiful story of the babe in the manger. From a thousand pulpits will the story of His wonderful life be rehearsed, and the lesson thereof commended as the ideal life. Thousands will lament their shortcomings and will renew their covenant to be faithful to the doctrines of their illustrious Master. Thousands will hold themselves in readiness to die for the Holy One when He so decrees. The day will be one of worship in millions of loyal hearts, so may it be in deed and truth. But other millions will add to their sins against the Holy Child Jesus by drunken revelry, by sensuous dancing, by lascivious songs, by ignoble gluttoning, by feeding all the lusts of the flesh. God forgive them for the sad desecration of the day on which their Savior was born. We exhort our brethren to honor the day by religious reading, prayers and attendance at public worship where it is possible. Let the head of each house, whether it be sister or brother, gather the family together and read the story of the birth of the "Sweet One," and then give a short rehearsal of His life and then by prayers and thanksgiving close the record of the past year and begin the history of the new. May God forgive us all the sins of the old year, and give us thankful hearts for its blessings and abundant grace for the year 1896. that quite a lot of the human race are acting out animal lives. Some are not even domesticated animals either. Christ compares his people to sheep, but there are millions of people that are not fit to be among sheep, and in fact would be a disgrace to the sheep fold. When I see men with all their enlightenment commit heinous crimes beneath the dignity (if I may so call it) of animals, I am constrained to believe that many people are not only animals, but wild animals, are not only wild animals, but even devils in human form. Christ himself found seven devils in one woman. Did any one ever hear of an animal being guilty of the crime of rape ? If you have, I have not ; and yet I frequently hear of human beings in the form of men doing it. Then again, have you ever heard of an animal getting drunk? Well,perhaps you may have, for I believe I have myself, but this I only heard of, and I cannot vouch for the truth of it, but I have never heard of their repeating the fact, which act was by force of circumstances that it was committed at all, and not of their own free will, and yet I have not only heard of people who call themselves men and women, the best of God's creation, getting drunk but I have frequently seen it with my own eyes. And after becoming drunk once it seems that this should be a severe lesson never to do so BRETHREN EVANGELIST. any more ; but it seems that this is only the beginning to going on in a condition that animals dare not, and even refuse to go. Then, too, when I hear men blaspheme God's holy name, their benefactor's name, and ..11 the good even these profane men receive God gives them ; I say when I hear this profanity and which no man ever heard animal do, I am still more convinced that there are men who are animals. And when I hear of women selling their virtue, honor, good name and promise of heaven for a beastly purpose, I am convinced that not only are men animals but I find the supposed better sex is included in the animal kingdom also. When I see these same creatures too timid to kill a mean mouse, or cut off the head of a chicken as food for her family, and yet have the boldness and impudence to impale an innocent dead bird, that perhaps was taken from its young, on her head with impunity and be proud of it too, I am convinced that such are not only of the animal kind but would like to be of the fowl kingdom also. When I see women deform themselves, by obeying the dictates of the fashion makers, and with such alacrity to please in this respect, and obey it to the lett..r, and this as often as the command is given, not counting the time and expense attached, and all this without a word of complaint ; and yet those same women will complain of almost every other thing in life as too hard to do or endure ; I say that such are more animal than godly women, for an animal wild or tame would endure such deformities in dress without loud complaint and lamentation. I have noticed that where a man or woman's treasure is, there will his heart be also. If the treasure be in heaven, the heart will also be there ; and if the .heart be there the tongue will speak of the heart's treasures, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. You may take the beastly man and he will talk beastly talk. Take the beastly woman and she will speak of beastly things. Take the godly man and he will talk godly talk, for it is in his heart and must speak it · out. Take the godly woman and she is sure to speak of her godly treasure. It flows out as the spring sends forth its reg ular flow of pure water ; either must be pumped to get out any good in them, then other.. have no good water in them at all, -nothing but the airy filth of the worl.. in them. The works of the flesh are beastly. These are "adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, sedition, heresies, enoyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings and such like ; of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in times past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God." Gal. 5 : I 9-2 I. But the fruit of the spir.it is manly; womanly and godly, which is "love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goofiness, faith, meekness, temperance ; against such there is no law, and they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections aQ.d lusts. " Gal. 5: 22· 2 4. N ow to which class do we belong ? Are we classed with the beastly and the devilish, or are we with the manly, womanly, and OllT blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ? By their.fruits ye shall know them. Horne Circle. ONE CENT A DAY FOR DRIVING COWS. About fifty years ago a little boy lived on the eastern side of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts, near the New Hampshire line. His father was one day stricken down with apoplexy, and died suddenly. His poor widow had nine children to clothe and feed. It was a sad home, with no father to get bread for so many hungry mouths. How was a poor mother to keep her little flock together ? But the mother had a brave heart, but the good God is a Father 'of the fatherless and a Judge of widows ; and so she struggled on as best she could. She had brave children. One of them named Dwight, when but six Years old, went off of his own accord , and agreed with a Mr. Alexander to' drive four or five cows to and from his pasture on the mountain side, a distance of more than half a mile, for a cent a day ; and he did it all through the season, except some rainy days, when his brother George, who was some five years older, and worked out for twelve and a half cents a day, drove them for him. Dwight had no trouble about driving the cows, though the farmer's son, who· did the milking, used to shake him up sometimes for routing him out too early in the morning. God take care of the mother and the children ; and the little cowboy who was up and about his business in the morning is known all over the world as Dwight L. Moody, whose home and seminary are near the place where he was born, and near where he, a barefooted boy, drove the cows for a cent a day so many years ago.-Little Christian. Have you renewed your subscription to the EVANGELIST ? With the King's Children, $1.65. JOHNNY AND THE DAILY BREAD. Johnny Hall was a poor boy. His mother worked hard for their daily bread. "Please give me something to eat, for I am very hungry," he said to her one even,ing. His mother let the work that she was sewing fall upon her knees, and drew Johnny toward her. As she kissed him, the tears fell fast on his face, while she said, "Johnny, my dear, I have not a penny in the world. There is not a morsel of bread in the house, and I cannot give you any supper to-night. " Johnny did not cry when he heard thi;·. He was only a little fello"', but he had learned the lesson of trusting in God's promises. He had great faith in the sweet words of Jesus when he said, "Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. " "Never mind, mamma, I shall soon be asleep, and then I shall not feel hungry. But you must sit here and sew, hungry and cold. Poor mamma !" he said as he threw his arms around her neck and kissed her many times to comfort her in htr poverty and sorrow. Then he knelt down at his mother's knee, to say his prayers after her. They said, "Our Father" till they came to the petition, "G ive us this day our daily bread. " The way in which his mother said these words made Johnny's heart ache. He stopped and looked at her and repeated, with his eyes full of tears, "Give us this day our daily bread. " ''''hen they got through he looked at his lllothtr and said, "Now, mother, do not be afraid. We shall never hunger any more. God is our Father. He has promised to hear us and I am sure he will. " Then he went to bed. Before midnight he awoke, while his mother was still at work, and asked if the bread had come yet. She said, "No ; but I am sure it will come. " In the morning before Johnny was awake, a gentleman called who wanted his mother to come to his hOl1se and take charge of his two motherless children. She agreed to go. He left some mone} with her. She went at once to buy some things for breakfast ; and when Johnny awoke the bread was there, and all that he needed for the supply of present and pressing wants. Johnny is now a man, but he has never wanted bread from that day ; and wl:enever he was afraid since then he has remembered God's promises and trusted in him. -Llt1}uran Herald. Send for sample copies of the EVANGELIST for free distribution. HOME'S FAR-REACHING INFLUENCE. A bank official in speaking of the defalcation of one of his clerks recently made this suggestive remark : "Had I known he had not a happy home, I would not have kept him in so responsible a position." There is involved in the remark a truth of widest application. The home is 'essential to safety and su!';cess in every department of life. Occasionally a ter place in this world than home, close BRETHREN EV ANGELI8T. Children's Department. FROM THE EDITOR. It has been ' a long time since we had any news from the little people. Can we not get the little folks interested again in writing letters ? You will notice that we have given you a place next to the Home Department. This we think is the best place for children-they should keep very close home. Have you ever found a bet to get it straight, to,be sure, just as it is there. " "But, dear children," he ,vent on, pushing up his spectacles and looking down 2t "thedearlittleheadsinthe pew," ' and talking at them, "it really doesn't ' make a bit of difference. Every Jittle girl and boy of you all is sent from God, as much as John was and on exactly the , same errand-'To make his paths straight.' That was his business. So jt is yours. You are each one 'the King's Forerunner.'" Of course there was more to the ser by mama and papa ? Each week you will mon, though not very much more, be find something on this page for you. cause the minister was a wise man and Will you look for it and read it when you knew just how much they could remem find it ? We shall be glad to have you ber, but Grace heard no more, and went to this cause. write .short letters for this page. Be sure home with her head full of what I have and make them sllor!, for if a great many told you. Once in the house, and her should write long letters, there would be things off, she sat down to think it over. no room for all on this page_ Some time Mother looked in on her way to , the din that he becomes dis it is not surprising we will give you nice wArk to do-some ing room and thought she was playing thing by which you can earn a little mon with the baby to keep him good till the bell rang, but Grace was very busy indeed On the other hand, a man is temptation_ ey and at the same time help us. Now . who can write the best and most interest about her own business, as children are ing letter, using only faa words. Try it. apt to be when the older folks think they are only playing and laughing. love, into which he may retreat. He has See how much you can say in 100 words. Who will be first ? something to fight for. The thought of "Straight paths !" she said to herself his dear ones, in his absent hours, is an bet",:een the kisses. "J just wish I invisible yet ever present force, helping to Do you attend Sunday-school ? The know how to make a path for Jesus ! win his battles, adding strength to his get him into this house quick as wink !" did I'd lesson for January 5-the first in the year arms, steadiness to nerve and fortitude to 1896, is a very beautiful st<;>ry. It is The people in Grace's house were love found in Luke I: 5-17. It tells about two ly, but they didn't love Jesus. They very good people, and announces the never went to church or Sunday-school. heart. Many a man's success is due large ly to his happy home. How much happier the world might be; coming of a child into this world, which They stayed at home and read newspa when grown into a man, should be the pers. All at once Gracie clapped her how much better, how much more of suc cess and virtue, if, with a little thought Forerunner of Jesus, and should do great hands and almost dropped the baby. . things. Read the lesson, then WrIte a 1et-"I believe I do know a way to be a lit fulness and effort, the homes were made what they shQuld be,-centers of joy and ter and tell us these three things : tle 'King's forerunner !'" she cried. "I'm loving confidence ! How bitterly Carlyle 1. What was to be this child's name ? going to try to make a 'straight path' for bewailed his past thoughtlessness and want 2. Who were his parents ? mama to get to church this evening. She of delicate tenderness toward his wife. "God reward thee, dear one ! now that I often says she would if it wasn't for ?et 3. What is said of them in Luke I :6 ? ting so tired doing the Sunday mght Below we give you a nice story that il cannot even own my debt ! Oh, why do we delay so much till death makes it im dishes. " lustrates the lesson for the first Sunday in "Why, yes, I don't know but I would, the year. It is taken from the Little Pil dear !" said mama in pleased surprise. possible ? Fools ! Fools ! we forget that it has an end. Blind and deaf that we grim, and is called, when Gracie asked her. "I don't know are! Oh, think, 'if thou yet love anybody living, wait not till death sweeps down the paltry little dust clouds and idle dissonances of the moment, and all be at last so mournfully clear and beautiful when, it is too late !" Let us take the sad lesson to heart ; for it is one that we all need. We have the power, by a little sympathy and forethought, to make the home the center of K-lNG'S FORER-{JNNER. "'There was a little girl sent from God whose name was-Grace !" The little girl wasn't sleeping or dreaming, though she sat up straight and rubbed her eyes and looked hard at the minister to see if he did actually say such words right up there in the pulpit. Yes, he did ! Out of the Bible, too, or it looked so. He did read the queerest when I've set foot inside a church door. Always seemed to be so many things in the way, somehow." . "Crooked paths !" murmured GraCIe to herself. So mama and Graci.. went together that evening, for papa wouldn't. He said he would rather stay at home and watch the baby. They heard a beautiful sermon, and mother liked it and wanted to go again. After that, Gracie took care ..o help her every Sunday night, and she dId go often. every radiant influence which is to sweeten things out of that Bible, especially in the . the whole social lump. We can fill our Children's Sermon. Somehow his spec King's forerunner. By and by Jesus homes with the warmth and sunshine of a tacles seem to bother him more in those strong and healthy affection, that shall sermons than in any other reading. make this one spot a bit of heaven on "Or, no, "-he was saying, when she found Jesusthat it was all GraCIe s do..ng. earth.-Selected. began to listen again,-"l[believe ' it doesn't read exactly so. The Bible words , Less than three cents a week will pay are, 'There was a man sent from God for people to be good. for the EVANGELIST. whose name was John.' We want , path for Jesus. BRETHREN EVANGELIST. The Brethren Evangelist, ASHLAND, OHIO. A. D. GNAG..Y, ..ditor. , WEDNESDAY, JANUARY I, 1896. Editorial. THE year 1895 is gone. We have en-. tered upon a new year of grace, in the year of our Lord 1896. What it will bring forth, none can tell. WITHIN the next three weeks we expect to publish in book form, a,n excellent story by brother B. C. Moomaw. Announcement and full particulars, later. THE tract, entitled, "Satan's Taffy Dishes," should have a large sale. It is a tract for the little people, prepared by J. D. McFaden. Price 40 cents per 100. Per dozen 10 cents. Who will be the first of jifty persons to purchase fifty copies for 25 cents? You can safely send 25 cents in a letter. Do NOT get excited over the war cry. There will be nG war between the two greatest powers on earth. There should not be ; there dare not be. There CANNOT be. Your patriotism no doubt has been aroused. Keep cool. Take time for meditation. Let your shot-gun on the shelf for a while yet. Civilization must not be checked by such a war, and our holy Christianity must not be dishonored. HAVE you made any new resolutions at the beginning of this year ? Remember that a resolution made and not kept is worse than not to resolve at all. Better not vow 'at all, than vow and not keep it. It is of very little use to resolve that you will quit smoking or chewing or drinking. But to sma:sh your pipe, cast away your cigar and dash the cup to the ground-that means something. It is doing not resolving to do, that counts. IT is a pleasure to all Christian people to hear such words as these from General Nelson A. Miles, commander of the United States Army : "Far be the day when we shall enter into war unless we are fully justified by our own inner consciousness that it is right, for 'thrice is he armed whose cause is just.' And men should not engage in war unless they are fully conscious that the cause is just for so doing. War means destruction, desolation, sacrifice, and suffering, as well as heroism and glory. " IT frequently occurs that two or even threc copies of the same resolutio..s on the death of a member, are sent in for publication. First comes the chU! ch in general, then the K. C., followed by the S. S. C. E., and sometimes by the Sundayschools. Our readers will pardon us if we publish but one copy of these resolutions, especially when they are worded about alike. MOSES prayed, Lord , teach us to number our days. Our days, mark you, not our years. The record of our years will be clean, if we keep the record of our days as we should. Time is given us in very small bits, mere moments, but these moment,s make up the centuries of the past. " How old art thou," not in years, but in active service, is a very proper question for each of us. WE are anxious that our Sunday-school literature should have a more extended sale. Are there no union schools within the limits of your acquaintance ? Send us the name of the superintendent, and we will send him sample copies. Announcement for the second quarter will be sent out early, and the quarterlies are expected to be ready the latter part of February or the beginning of March. THE SEVENTH DAY. Several months ago we announced the publication of a series of articles on the Seventh Day, prepared by J. D. McFaden. Our readers have been anxiously waiting for this series of papers. Brother Mc Faden has been so exceedingly busy that he has not yet had time to prepare these articles for publication. We have had numerous inquiries from brethren and sis ters concerning our announcement. In not a few places, our people are annoyed by a people who seem to think that one's salvation -depends upon the observance of the seventh day as the Sabbath. Brother Talley promises us some literature on the subject, and the following, on a postal card from Brother McFaden, explains it self : SEVENTH DAVISM. Having promised Brother Gnagey to write a series of articles I will do it, but at a later day. I have recently received an indirect challenge to discuss the subject in Kans., and sent word that I was ready soon as meeting was over in Ohio. As the EVANGELIST circulates in the country where discussion will likely be held, I prefer to wait before writing on the subject. Seventh Dayism is a snare and a delusion and people who love Christ more than theory will not get caught in it. THE MISSION OF THE SPIRIT. In this issue of the EVANGELIST appears an article under the above ca ption by Brother J. C. Cassel. It is a thoughtful article, covering, not the ,whole ground, but touching upon those points, generally omitted in the treatment of this subject. Brother Cassel is giving special attention to that portion of God's word, which in his judgment, has been too much neglected, by expositors of the Scriptures. ' Our readers will find valuable suggestion s in these articles, and thought for fruitful meditation. Brother 'Cassel, however, will excuse us for calling attention to a paragraph in his article, which to our mind is wrong teaching. He says : "If our Theological schools would have the honesty and forti-tude to teach the fact that one part of Scripture is just as true and as important 4S the other, etc." Now we admit that one part of Scripture is as " true as the other," but that one part is always as imj>o?'tant as the other, we are not willing to admit, and if our Theological schools would so teach, the result would be disastrous. The New Testament Scriptures are of more importance than the Old. Would Brother Cassel really teach that the story of Jonah is as im portant as the thirteenth chapter of Corinthians ? Or thai any of the Old Testament historical events are as useful and important as the Sermon on the Mount, or the Parable of the Good Samaritan ? Both are true, but in our judgment the one is of far more importance than the other. Take some of the discourses of our Savior, some of the great and eternal truths uttered by the Son of God, the fundamental doctrines of our holy religion, and in point of importance, many other Scriptures are far from them. 1s Paul's discourse on woman's covering ' for the head to be preached as often, and enforced as strongly as the Great Commission, or the Holy Communion, or the 15, 16 and q chapters of St. John ? Certainly not. There is a great distinction to be made. Both may be divine, and inspired of God, but that does not make them of equal importance. The sacrifice of animals under the old dispensation, surely are of less importance to us than ' the sacrifice of the Lamb of God, the shedding of the precious blood of the Christ. Again, if one portion of God's word must be accepted in its literal sense, becallse another is, will Brother Cassel insist on having Paul's instruction to the Corinthians enforced on the churches to BRETHREN EVANGELIST. day ? Then women must neither sing, pray" nor preach in public. What says Paul ? "Let your women keep silence in the churches ; for it is not permitted unto them to speak." Is this to be accepted literally and so enforced ? But, says one, we must get at the meaning of the writer. Exactly so, but if you take the liberty to explain what tltis Scripture means, we will take the same liberty with other portions of the word. Let us be consistent. We have simply endeavored to show to what conclusions we are forced by adopting a· fixed rule for the interpretation of all Scripture. According to Brother Cassel, the language we have quoted from Paul is as important as any portion of the 12 chapter of Cormthians or anything that Christ ever said, and must be so taught in our schools, and so preached in our pulpits. LIVING ONE'S LIFE OVER. How often do we hear it, "If I had my life to live over, I would do so and so." It is really a question as to whether a second trial of life would make matters any better. What use are you making now of the time which is yet yours ? With the knowledge that experience and observation have brought to you, how are you living ? Are you now doing as well as you know ? Is not your knowledge even now in advance of your practice ? And so it ever will be. Besides, can you not think of critical periods in your life,-decisive moments, when your whole future course was to be determined by a single act ? How easy it might have been otherwise. Would you care to pass through those critical periods again, to walk so near the brink of destruction ? Let us be thankful that the Lord has kept us and that we have come thus far on Ol.r journey to the land of promise. Why should any one wish to travel thejourney over again ? We ,.> , have yet time for large usefulness in the service of the Master. Let us forget the things of the past, and push forward to greater conquests and higher spiritual attainmellts, remembering that we may ever be young in Ch6st Jesus, that a soul at peace with and at rest in God, knows no years, nor decrepitude of age. There is for us a higher, worthier and nobler duty, than fretting over the·past, because it has not been what it might have been. The preserit is ours. The past is irrecoverable. The future is now passing through the present into the past, and at that particular moment, when it becomes the present, it lies in our power to make of it what we will. Upon the use we make of it will depend the record of the past. \,ye can make for ourselves a clean past, the recollection of which will bring pleasant memories and happy associations. Will we do it ? Personal Mention. Brother Livingood repo..ts another converSlOn. D. C. Cripe reports two accessions by baptism, at Berne, Ind. Brother ·Grisso is holding a meeting at Buckeye City, Ohio. Two baptized. The meeting at Louisville, Ohio, by Dr. McCregor, resulted in ten accessions. Brethren Knepper, Spanogle, Bashor, Yoder, etc.,-do you get the EVANGEL1ST ? Brother 1. D. Bowman has had baptism for three Sundays in succession, one each Sunday. Brethren Tombaugh, . Miller and Beal returned to-day ready to begin work tomorrow. Brother \Y. H. Miller preached a very creditable sermon in the College chapel on Sabbath morning. The final result of the Falls City meet· ing, by Brother Bashor, appears in this issue. Seven accessions. The address of D. V., Della and Ida Yoder, has been changed from Milford, Ind., to Lake Odessa, Mich. Brother C. Forney writes : Revival still going 011. To date fifteen came forward. \Vill bapIind zeal to do good we injure the cause of Christ and his children, and by so do ing bring condemnation on ourselves. We have a very large Junior Society. It is just jnspiring to hear them talk and offer prayer, and sing their beautiful songs. One of Ollr Juniors conducts the meeting. They gave a very successful entertainment at one of their homes one night last week. Their program consisted of singing and speaking, after which they served a five cent (5) lunch, or as they called it, a "mouse social," and the refreshments they termed "a nibble for a nickle." The house was well filled and those that could not pay were allowed to nibble any way. Your co-worker, GRAVC SWITZER, Cor. Secretary. Agents should make a house to house canvass for the EVANGELIST. FROM BROOKLYN, IOWA. As our K. C. Society appointed me to write for our church paper, I now embrace the opportunity. Since the convention our society has been divided into a Senior and Junior K. C., which makes our Senior K. C. rather small in number. Although we have a very good attendance, and some edifying ..ervices, especially if Brother Forney is present. For over three weeks we have been having a revival in our church. Fifteen have come forward. Among them some renewals. It does my soul good to see one young man, (the first who came out,) acting as .usher in the church. He seems to want to be a "worker for the Lord. " Last Friday evening the M. E. minister Rev. Lambert, came over and preached to us from the text,-"Man dieth and wasteth away. Yea man giveth up the ghost and where is he." A very able sermon, and one that made an impression, for three came forward, and we had a glorious meeting. Praise the Lord who answers prayer so graciously. My prayer is that the good work may go on, and · scores of souls converted in and around Brooklyn, and elsewhere. Your sister in Christ, J. E. CONNER. FROM LANARK, ILLS. Our King's Children at Lanark, is progressing rapidly. Our meetings are interesting and are well attended. Next Sunday evening will be the last meeting held in the old churd. Mr. Livengood is going to preach a farewell sermon on Sunday. The president is Mr. Hepher. A man by the name of Mr. Mitchell gi)t thrown under the train at Kitteridge, and three cars ran over his two limbs so that they had to be amputated. He was taken to Lanark. The King's Children have taken him several bouquets and fruit, of which he enjoyed. He went on the Lord's side, and seems very happy. He said perhaps this was a warning. The Junior King's Children was to his room and held song services Saturday and Sunday. He enjoyed their singing very much, and before they Ie t him he told the boys never to jump on the cars. MILES GIBBONS. ADVERTISEMENT. VOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MI..S THIS. To any one who will send us twenty subscribers for the King's Children paper, at 20 cents per year, we will send as . a premium the splendid book, "The White Side of a Black Subject," by Rev . N. Wood. This book is a masterly treatise on the subject of slavery, and the negro question, by one who was reared in the south, and is especially qualified to write on the subject. The book abounds with many interesting points of slavery life, and is rich with that peculiar wit that characterizes the negro. This book is a prize worth working for. Address, J. O. Talley, Milledgeville, Ill. j or you may send the subscriptions to A. D. Gnagey, Ashland, Ohio. Or the book will be sent post paid to any address for $1.00. A NOBLE HEART. A few years ago a gentleman, going through a crowded part of the city of Glasgow, noticed a pale-faced little bootblack waiting for hire. Touched by the delicate look of the child, he thought he would give him the blacking of his boots to do. 4ccordingly he gave the little fellow the signal. The boy at once crept lamely toward the gentleman, and as he pulled himself along, was nimbly supplanted by another little bootblack, who ",as immediately at the gentleman's feet and ready to begin. "What's this for ?" said the gentleman to the intruder, somewhat angrily. "It's a' richt," said the new-comer, brightly. "Jamie's jist a wee while oot ' 0, the hospital, and the rest 0us taks ' turns aboot 0brushin' for ..im." Jamie smiled pleasantly by way of assuring the gentleman that his comrade's story was true. The gentleman was so gratified by this act of brotherly kindness that he gave Jamie's friend a whole shilling for his work, telling him to give sixpence to Jamie and keep the other sixpence himself. "Na, na, sir," quickly replied this little hero, giving the shilling to Jamie and hurrying from the spot-"na, na, sir j nane ' ' 0us ever take ony 0Jamie's siller." Cltildrm's Record. FROM PORTIS, KAN. I was requested by the President of the K. C., brother W. F. Bell, to write to the BRETHREN EVANGELIST. I wish to say that the K. C. Society at Portis, is in a flourishing and prosperous condition. The Society expects to render a Christmas program on Christmas eve, and according to previous arrangements, we expect brother J. R. Keller of Falls City, Neb., and brother A. B. Rath of Burr Oak, Kan., to be wi th us on this occasion and anticipate a glorious meeting, and on the following evening, Brother Keller expects to commence a series Of meetings, and of this we hope there will be a great harvest. Think of, and pray for us at Portis. PEARL BRUMBAUGH. Church News. HOOSIER ECHOES. It has been some time since I reported any of my work, but I will now send a brief report from this part of the brotherhood. I began a revival meeting at Mt. Pleasant on Nov. 5, preached two nights, ' and was compelled to close on account of the weather being so inclement. I began anew on the 10. The attendance and interest was good from the start, and in five days there were six accessions. On Sunday, the 17, we baptized five, and that night preached to .an over-crowded house. That as many as possible might be seated the chairs were all taken: from the pulpit, and though feeling tired and sick, I was on my feet for more than an hour. Monday night feeling much worse, I att'empted to preach, but after talking about ten minutes came very nearly falling in the pulpit and was compelled to quit. That night I took my bed where I have been for the past four weeks battling with the typhoid fever. I am now able to sit up only a few hours each day, and this is the first time I have had hold of my pen since taken sick, so the compositor will please bear with patien::e bad ..hirography. If I continue to improve in the future as in the 'past, I hope to be able to fill my appointment on the second Sunday in January. And if my health permits, I have two more revivals I will hold before spring. ' This reminds me that the year J895 is almost past,-is past so far as my work is con.cerned. And I wonder what I have really accomplished for the Master in the year. I know it has been l!-year full of hard work for me, and as I look over my record of the year's work, I find that I have traveled three thousand and seven hundred miles, preached one hundred and eighty-one sermons, and received thirtyeight members into the church, all but five by baptism. Though others accomplished much more in the year, yet I feel thankful that the Lord has blessed my labors that much. Perhaps I did not accomplish as much as I could, but I feel that I did all that I knew how to do, and I am willing to enter into another year of hard work, for I enjoy it very much. Yes, Brother Editor, I hope the EVAN GELIST will reach the 3000 mark. I re ceived the subscription blanks sent me, but am unable to do anything just now, but as soon as I am able to be about I will try and secure a list. My weakness has required two days to write this letter, so I must close with a prayer for the suc cess of all revival work done this winter. Fraternally yours, Rossville, Ind. R. R. TEETER. BRETHREN EVANGELIST. FROM TWELVE MILE, IND. On Nov. 30, we closed our fourth revival meeting at Burns' Chapel and to say we had a good meeting is putting it mildly, but will receive a report from our regular correspondent, Sister Sayger, but our object in this sketch is to give a little his tory of the organization and growth of this class. On or about the 6th of February, J893, we went there under the directions ,to the Indiana Home Mission Board, to hold a two weeks' meeting, and I have thought that the same spirit that directed Philip down to Gaza directed me there. We remained twelve days, labored under many disadvantages, but after preaching at night and visiting through the clay, found 12 members that belonged to the Brethren. But no organization scattered as sheep without a shepherd. During the meeting we received 8 by confession, and baptized 5 of them at the time. Visited some that had belonged but had fallen away, and before we left we organized a church d 26 members. I had agreed to preach one sermon on the 2nd and 4th Sunday in each month, in connection with my work at New Highland. Since that time we have served them as pa.stor, and the two last years have preached alternate:y two sermons at one place and one at the other every 2nd and 4th Sunday. We had many disadvantages to labor under, having no house of our own, but using an old church that had been vacated by the Methodists, and by right of deed, had fallen back to the original owner, and the Brethren bought it of William Thompson, who is now a bro'ther, taken in at the last meeting, so you see we captured the cage and bird, and the house is paid for, and while it is old and homely, it is a home nevertheless, and God has guided and blessed us with so many happy meetings, and there has been ties formed that never can be severed, and the good that has been done, nothing but eternity can reveal, and God has prospered us in numbers as well as grace, until we have an earnest and devoted little band of 68 members, standing firm on the gospel-alone doctrine, and we hope to be able in the near future to erect a new church. So as we look back over the past and see how God has blessed us all along the way, and then adding 12 precious souls to our number in the last meeting and some of them we never expected to get, while we left others almost persuaded, and the little class so wonderfully built up. We can say, bless the Lord oh, my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Pray for us brethren, that we may ever be faithful. Your brother in Christ, D. A. HOPKIN. FROM AUBURN, IND. The congregation at this place is working along in love and harmony. Although our dear pastor is at present unable for duty, but we trust and pray the Lord will yet restore him to health and strength to labor for years yet in the Master's vineyard. Brother Binkley filled our last appointment. And on Sunday eve we held a union meeting with the Radical branch of the United Brethren church, who were holding revival meeting two miles north from us. Brother Binkley preached the ' sermon. Several who came forward there desire to unite with us. And so the good work goes on. We organized a Brethren ' Sabbathschool last April. Will close with this quarter, with an entertainment for the little folks on Christmas eve, who in faithful attendance have set we older ones a good example. Quite a number have not missed one Sabbath. Five of our scholars confessed Christ as their Redeemer in the revival meeting just spoken of. Let us be faithful workers in the ' Sabbath-school for truly it is the nursery of the church, and our hope for the future is in the children of the present time. Wishing all the dear EVANGELIST readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year I will close, Hoping the New Year, will find us all wearing the whole armor of God, and going forth to labor more earnestly and prayerfully than in thc past. May the dear Lord bless and strengthen the Brethren church is the prayer of your sister in Christ. BESSIE MASON. Auburn, Ind, FROM FLORA. Since my last report there has been three precious souls added to the church at Ladoga. The prospect is growing brighter all the time and if we can judge the future by the past, we predict a prosperous church at Ladoga. Those who have come out are highly respected in the community. Brethren, pray for the little plant that it may become a tree that weary ones may lodge in the branches and find rest to their souls. B. H. FLORi\.. FROM LEON, IA. My husband came to Leon and began a' revival. Preached a few sermons, and was taken very sick with pneumonia. came from Unionville expecting to ,assist him in his meetings. I was surprised to find him surrounded by kind friends, and ·physician. At this writing he is resting easy. How sweet that rest, after twelve days and nights of intense suffering. CLARA FLORA. FROM NORTH GEORGETOWN, OHIO. It is expected and I trust right and proper that the work of the Brethren church of this place be reported from time to time, so that if it should not amount to anything, the churches throughout the brotherhood would be kept in mind that along the hillsides of Eastern Ohio, was a vine still living and prolific. While perhaps a few branches have faded and died and were pruned, it did not stop winding and wither away, but grows on day by day and bears fruit abundantly. The way we do this is that we keep on hand, ..and bring to our assistance the most practical, and the very best husbandmen who thoroughly understand how to till the soil around "this vine, and how to prune aIlEi trellis it, so that its fwits may be seen by all men. This may seem an odd time of the year for working in this little vineyard by the wayside, but we are glad to relate that while the outside may have been somewhat frosted, the inner man or the heart so to speak, was tilled until all will agree that the soul was made warm, and more branches were seen budding. Duncan McGregor, a prince of Oratory, gave us a lecture. The grandest and most glorious revelation on the destiny , of man, both from an earthly.and a spiritual nature. While we ha ve read Dr. Talma ..'s sermons and Ingersol's speeches and Moody's great sermons, we candidly confess that this was the grandest of them all. This lecture was followed with four sermons that did any one's soul good to hear them. The result was that some came to the Doctor after the last meeting was over and confessed Christ. These wonderful and heart searching sermons has brought the people here to thinking, and the result will be the ingathering of many precious souls. Before this will reach the columns of the EVANGELIST, Brother Kimmel will preach for us agai.., and he as pastor will attend to all those who are willing to go with the brethren. We have reason to rejoice and praise God for the great feast we had the privilege to enjoy, the few days Brother McGregor was with us. And we pray that the Lord will continue as in the past to bless him in all his fields of labor. May he be spared so that when his mission at Johnstown is ended, he may be able to return to this place and finish the work so nobly begun. We truly feel very much encouraged and revived over these meetings, on account that so much opposition and prejudice prevailed ever since we or ganized a church here. Eternity alone can reveal the good seed that has been sown in the hearts of the people during these meetings. Though we have withstood the storms and trials and tempta- BRETHREN EVANGELIST. tions, until nearly fainting by the wayside, we believe that the star of hope will shine more brightly on our pathway in the future. We feel as though the denominational walls are going to be wrecked, and side tracked, and that peace and harmony will dwell in our midst. We attribute this, by God's help, to the kind and loving way the Doctor presented the Gospel, and by so doing he has won the esteem of the church and community. May God add his blessing to the good done is our prayer. G. A. RUFF, Cor. Sec: Dec. 17. FROM CRETE, NEB. We visited Carleton church at Thanksgiving, and attended their love feast. They had a full house and an attentive congregation. With Brother McFaden, their pastor to lead thein. Is there any reason why Carleton should not be won for Christ ? What we need is love and consecration, more of everything to push the great work of salvation. Brother Mack is not a well man. We pray the Divine phY5ician to restore him to health He expects to h..ld a revival meeting in the home church some time this winter. I have been thinking what a glorious revival they will have .if each member brings but one soul to Christ. It won't do for us to think it all depends on the preacher. I don't mean the preacher should be tail end of a kite, and not know where the kite is taking him to. I mean we all should labor for the salvation of souls,and not let our opportunities slip. Don't we all want stars in our crown '? Then let's win souls to Christ. I should be very sorry if some one would take my crown. A religion kept in a band-box is a very selfish religion. Must we wait for the preacher to shake our dry bones before we can have a revival ? During a Ministerial Association where the Doctors of Divinity met, one of the delegates was entertained by a very common family. During his stay the wife and mother related to him a part of her Christian experience when at the point of death. "When about to leave he said to the woman and her family, " What you have told me has done me more good than all that Associa tion. " We some times hear it said I t was not the great tbings the preacher said, but what that humble Christian did, that put me to thinking. What we need is more workers. lVIRS. D. B. ZOOK. The EVANGEJ.lST and a fine Bible for $3· 5°· Pastors should see that every new convert becomes a reader of the EVANGELIST. FROM HUDSON, IOWA, The church at Hudson; Iowa, is still alive and working for the :Master. We have brethren preaching three Sundays out of four, by our true and tried pastor,E. L. Hildebrand. The church is occupied the fourth Sunday by the Congregational people. Our S. S. Christian Endeavor prayermeeting and Sister's Aid Society, are all holding rheir own, yet in aU of them there is room above to step higher and do more faithful work for the blessed Christ who has done so much for us. A brother was added to the church Sunday, December 8. This brother thought he was a Christian until he heard one of our dear humble sisters preach the "Word then he saw new light, and he was not converted before. Tne brother said before receiving baptism (in conversation) that friends would urge the ' idea of such church rites being non-essential, but that he was giving himself up to be led by the spirit of God whither soever it might be. After rece iving baptism he said, "Now I know there is something in keeping those commands of Christ, for I realize the peace "which passeth understanding. " As our pastor could not be with us at that time our sister Sadie Gibbons proved herself a faithful and brave servant of the most High in baptizing the brother. May God ever keep us all as ready to be led by his spirit as was the brother above spoken of. How many of us claim to be the children of God, and yet cling to some weakness, some pet sin that would be in our eyes a sin were it our brother's instead of ours. We can give up some ideas, some sins, we think with our own strength, and yet be too blind to see that the sins which appear as (our besetting sin, ) or a part of ourselves are those which the blood of Christ would wash away from us through faith. The Gospel teaches us that awful sins will be made to appear as righteousness through the evil one. Then we believe with satan's deceivings will come, (through the servants of God) still greater truths gild in heavenly light, which shall be for the righteous pathway. The righteous light will most surely appear clear, and more beautiful to us than the evil, if we allow God's word and spirit to truly lead us. As wil-y Satan 's tangled net, Is woven for our feet, God's goodness we must not forget, Altho' sin doth clai m to be most sweet. Now, Lord -in tby great wisdom's light. Thy infinite power and might; Bear us across this tangled net Thy saving power to ne'er forget. Teach us to know thy blessed will, Thy highest precepts to fliltil. Owned, and crowned-at last-yet, simply wonBy tbe blood of God's own dear son . MARY DIETZ. FROM NORTH GEORGETOWN, OHIO. It is expected and I trust right and proper that the work of the Brethren church of this place be reported from time to time, so that if it should not amount to anything, the churches throughout the brotherhood would be kept in mind that along the hillsides of Eastern Ohio, was a vine still living and prolific. While perhaps a few branches have faded and died and were pruned, it did not stop winding and wither away, but grows on day by day and bears fruit abundantly. The way we do this is that we keep on hand, ..and bring to our assistance the most practical, and the very best husbandmen who thoroughly understand how to till the soil around "this vine, and how to prune aIlEi trellis it, so that its fwits may be seen by all men. This may seem an odd time of the year for working in this little vineyard by the wayside, but we are glad to relate that while the outside may have been somewhat frosted, the inner man or the heart so to speak, was tilled until all will agree that the soul was made warm, and more branches were seen budding. Duncan McGregor, a prince of Oratory, gave us a lecture. The grandest and most glorious revelation on the destiny , of man, both from an earthly.and a spiritual nature. While we ha ve read Dr. Talma ..'s sermons and Ingersol's speeches and Moody's great sermons, we candidly confess that this was the grandest of them all. This lecture was followed with four sermons that did any one's soul good to hear them. The result was that some came to the Doctor after the last meeting was over and confessed Christ. These wonderful and heart searching sermons has brought the people here to thinking, and the result will be the ingathering of many precious souls. Before this will reach the columns of the EVANGELIST, Brother Kimmel will preach for us agai.., and he as pastor will attend to all those who are willing to go with the brethren. We have reason to rejoice and praise God for the great feast we had the privilege to enjoy, the few days Brother McGregor was with us. And we pray that the Lord will continue as in the past to bless him in all his fields of labor. May he be spared so that when his mission at Johnstown is ended, he may be able to return to this place and finish the work so nobly begun. We truly feel very much encouraged and revived over these meetings, on account that so much opposition and prejudice prevailed ever since we or ganized a church here. Eternity alone can reveal the good seed that has been sown in the hearts of the people during these meetings. Though we have withstood the storms and trials and tempta- BRETHREN EVANGELIST. tions, until nearly fainting by the wayside, we believe that the star of hope will shine more brightly on our pathway in the future. We feel as though the denominational walls are going to be wrecked, and side tracked, and that peace and harmony will dwell in our midst. We attribute this, by God's help, to the kind and loving way the Doctor presented the Gospel, and by so doing he has won the esteem of the church and community. May God add his blessing to the good done is our prayer. G. A. RUFF, Cor. Sec: Dec. 17. FROM CRETE, NEB. We visited Carleton church at Thanksgiving, and attended their love feast. They had a full house and an attentive congregation. With Brother McFaden, their pastor to lead thein. Is there any reason why Carleton should not be won for Christ ? What we need is love and consecration, more of everything to push the great work of salvation. Brother Mack is not a well man. We pray the Divine phY5ician to restore him to health He expects to h..ld a revival meeting in the home church some time this winter. I have been thinking what a glorious revival they will have .if each member brings but one soul to Christ. It won't do for us to think it all depends on the preacher. I don't mean the preacher should be tail end of a kite, and not know where the kite is taking him to. I mean we all should labor for the salvation of souls,and not let our opportunities slip. Don't we all want stars in our crown '? Then let's win souls to Christ. I should be very sorry if some one would take my crown. A religion kept in a band-box is a very selfish religion. Must we wait for the preacher to shake our dry bones before we can have a revival ? During a Ministerial Association where the Doctors of Divinity met, one of the delegates was entertained by a very common family. During his stay the wife and mother related to him a part of her Christian experience when at the point of death. "When about to leave he said to the woman and her family, " What you have told me has done me more good than all that Associa tion. " We some times hear it said I t was not the great tbings the preacher said, but what that humble Christian did, that put me to thinking. What we need is more workers. lVIRS. D. B. ZOOK. The EVANGEJ.lST and a fine Bible for $3· 5°· Pastors should see that every new convert becomes a reader of the EVANGELIST. FROM HUDSON, IOWA, The church at Hudson; Iowa, is still alive and working for the :Master. We have brethren preaching three Sundays out of four, by our true and tried pastor,E. L. Hildebrand. The church is occupied the fourth Sunday by the Congregational people. Our S. S. Christian Endeavor prayermeeting and Sister's Aid Society, are all holding rheir own, yet in aU of them there is room above to step higher and do more faithful work for the blessed Christ who has done so much for us. A brother was added to the church Sunday, December 8. This brother thought he was a Christian until he heard one of our dear humble sisters preach the "Word then he saw new light, and he was not converted before. Tne brother said before receiving baptism (in conversation) that friends would urge the ' idea of such church rites being non-essential, but that he was giving himself up to be led by the spirit of God whither soever it might be. After rece iving baptism he said, "Now I know there is something in keeping those commands of Christ, for I realize the peace "which passeth understanding. " As our pastor could not be with us at that time our sister Sadie Gibbons proved herself a faithful and brave servant of the most High in baptizing the brother. May God ever keep us all as ready to be led by his spirit as was the brother above spoken of. How many of us claim to be the children of God, and yet cling to some weakness, some pet sin that would be in our eyes a sin were it our brother's instead of ours. We can give up some ideas, some sins, we think with our own strength, and yet be too blind to see that the sins which appear as (our besetting sin, ) or a part of ourselves are those which the blood of Christ would wash away from us through faith. The Gospel teaches us that awful sins will be made to appear as righteousness through the evil one. Then we believe with satan's deceivings will come, (through the servants of God) still greater truths gild in heavenly light, which shall be for the righteous pathway. The righteous light will most surely appear clear, and more beautiful to us than the evil, if we allow God's word and spirit to truly lead us. As wil-y Satan 's tangled net, Is woven for our feet, God's goodness we must not forget, Altho' sin doth clai m to be most sweet. Now, Lord -in tby great wisdom's light. Thy infinite power and might; Bear us across this tangled net Thy saving power to ne'er forget. Teach us to know thy blessed will, Thy highest precepts to fliltil. Owned, and crowned-at last-yet, simply wonBy tbe blood of God's own dear son . MARY DIETZ. FROM LOUISVILLE, O. BRETHREN EVANGELIST. A HAPPY CHRISTMAS DAY AT PLEASANT Thinking that good news would be ac ceptable at any time, I send in a report of our series of meetings and communion. Nov. 2, Brother D. McGregor came to us and commenced a protracted effort announcing his themes in advance. Soon the news spread and the church became filled to hear the .matchless oratory, the wonderful declarations of Gospel truths so forcibly presented in demonstration of the spirit, and in power. Many became awakened as to where they stood, and forsaking their sins, came to Jesus and were saved. Others halting between two opinions are still on the very threshold of the kingdom, yet, unwilling to surrender, their will to God's will. Much opposition prevailed, even amongst those who are professors of religion, so that it might truly be said, satan hindered us, but glory be to God, ten thus far have confessed Christ, in the liquid stream have shown to the world, they are not ashamed of . him who shed his precious blood on Calvary's cross. And this is not all, brothers and sisters. The church here at Louisville, and members of other churches declare that they have been quickeded in spirit and are determined by God's grace, to continue more earnestly in the great 0, eternity alone work of saving souls. tle speech ; addressing myself and wife in HOME, OHIO. For some considerable time, the Sister's Society of Christian Endeavor of Fair Haven church, were busily engaged in working on a crazy comfort. Several we.eks ago the Society met at our house to put the blocks together, and get it ready for knitting. When it was all put together it was pronounced by all present to be a beauty. Then the question of its value was discussed. No definite price was agreed upon, bu t all agreed tha tit should not be sold for a small price. They further decided that it should be finished before Christma.;, so it could be disposed of. And all wOll.lere, 1 who would feel rich enough to buy such a nice comfort. On Sunday before Christmas, after listening to an excellent sermon preached by Elder P. J. Brown, Sister Martin informed us that we would have company on Christmas day ; that Martins' and Throleys were coming to see us, as they had been so often invited now they were coming, in high expectation of having visitors on Christmas day ; so on the evening before, I visited my chicken house and captured the biggest fowl I could see. On Christmas morning we thought we were ready for our company. By-and-by I again thank you. and us all faithful. Let us have keep Brother Martins' drove in, of course will reveal the grand results of our meet ing. The communion last evening was went out to help, when I happened by-and· by we will gather over there. \V..1. KIEFER. something concealed under the to see impressive and soul-refreshing. About 80 blanket in the shape of a basket. Next members communed. Many were away. SARAH KI EFER. Brother Thorley drove in; he also had the The darkness of the nigh t, etc., etc., pre Pleasant Home, Ohio. suspicious basket in his buggy. They venting and some through affliction could not be present. One of the young con verts is now laying on a bed of affliction, kept on coining until my stable was full O. H. M. APPEAL. of horses. Then I began to canvass the There are a number of weak churches town for stable room untIl I had horses in who are in straitened circumstances these and the prayers of the brotherhood .are enlisted for his recovery (if it be God's five olher stables besides my own, and our hard times. They are doing all they can house was filled witn Fair Haven people. to keep alive. They want preaching, but will.) Brother McGregor goes to George All seemed to have a broad smile on their are too poor to pay for it. The Mace donian call comes from' many places to town, Thursday, 12th inst., to continue faces at my embarrassmen t. Sister Kiefer over next Sunday. On his return, 16th sen t me to the back porch for something and ..s the kitchen was blockateri with the Hoard for help, and very little means to do anything with. Please brethren take inst., he will commence bombarding the 0 fortresses of sin. will ye who read, people and baskets, she said, go through up your collections and raise your assign pray that sinners may be converted,saints refreshed, and will give God the glory the pantry to the back porch. When I opelled the door I saw that it was litteral ed amount. Remember that one of the for ever and for ever, Amen. H. P. BRINKWORTH. FROM FALLS CITY, NEB. Our series of meetings closed last Monday. Two more were baptized, which added to five previously reported, makes a total of seven accessions during the the meeting. Brother Bashor preaches with all the convicting powers of years past, and the general brotherhood knows what that means. The community that will induce him to give himself wholly to the ministry, will be doing God's service. Our weekly King's Children meetings are increasing in interest. Dec. 17. SAMUEL LICHTY. Iy filled with baskets. Soon the table was loaded down with a dinner that would have made Brother Gnagey smile if he had been here. [You are right, brother, but it would not have stopped at smiling. -ED.] Soon after dinner Brother Brown said, Brother Kiefer I want you to corne into the room I have something to say to you and Sister Kiefer. I want to give you a good talking to. I did not know of any thing I had done out of the way. But of course it might have been for something that should have been done, and was 1Iot, but it was nei ther of these. Brother Brown then made us a nice lit- strangest evidences that Jesus was the Christ, was that the poor have the Gospel preached to them. "How can they hear without a preacher. How can they preach except they be sent." How can they be sent without means ? The case is urgent. Please attend to it at once. WM. KIEFER, Sec. Pleasant Home, Ohio. Dec. 24. -President Cleveland's message on the Monroe doctrine has caused profound pOj)ula' excitement in Venezuela and in all the other South America Republics, except Chili. In Chili, as is well'known, British interests predominate, and public sentiment reflects that predominance. Literary Notes. NEW BOOKS. QUICK TRUTHS IN QUAINT TEXTS ; by Robert MacArthur. Philadelphia, American Baptist Publication Society, 1420 Chestnut Street. The sermons contained in this volume were delivered in Calvary Baptist church, New York, of which Dr. MacArthur has been pastor for more .than twenty-five years. The sermons were :dterwards preached to large congregations in the Music Hall, Boston, during two summers when Dr. MacArthur supplied for Dr. Lorimer. They are therefore real sermons and not mere chapters of a book or ejsays. Because of the great popularity of the author these discourses are well worth reading and studying. Such a man and such a church as Robert Staurt Mac Arthur and Cavalry Baptist Church ought to be studied by men who, in the ministry, desire to attain the highest success. The majority of readers of these sermons will probably be satisfied that the results named therein have not been secured alone by public preaching. Some of the truths in the volume may be found quicker, and some of the texts more quaint, than others ; but we believe that they are all sufficiently quick and quaint to justify the title given to the volume. The following are some of the titles of the twenty sermons contained ill the volume : "The Costly Journey ;" "The Powerless Gates;" "The Consecrated Hand ;" "The Crude Cake ;" "The Swimming Iron ;" "The Brave Three Hundred ;" "The Ennobled Ox-Goad ;" "The Poison Pottages ;" "The Bed and its Covering ;" "The Multilated Message," etc. A GREEK LEXICON TO THE NEW TESTAMENT, by W. Greenfield, published by H. L. Hastings 47 Cornhill, Boston Mass. This is a very valuable help in the study of the New Testament. Besides giving the definition of each word, the gender and genitive case of substantives, the terminations of adjectives, the first futures, perfects, and other plincipal tenses of verbs are given, thus denoting the manner of inflection. Words having more than one definition, have their several meanin..s illustrated by references to texts in which the word occurs. The book is useful and of convenient yocket size to be always at hand. "There is a time to laugh," says the wise man, and in the "Diary of the Rev. Solomon Spittle" in No. 13 of H. L. Hastings' A 1I1i-Tobacco Crusader, which has just come to our table, we recognize and heartily welcome a new departure in dealing with the tobacco problen1. Wf': BRETHREN EVANGELIST. have had the heavy artillery. Call out now the reserve force-the light infantry of fun and ridicule. Statistics and scientific facts are all useful in their way,nay, indispensable, but often a good laugh does more to shake the foundations of an evil custom or a vicious habit. Every tobacco- using pastor should· be presented with a copy of this little book, that he may see his own portrait ; and the tobaccousing deacon or Sunday-school superintendent should not be forgotten. Send ten cents to H. L. Hastings, 47 Cornhill, Boston, Mass., for a copy. You will find it just the thing to circulate. On quantities, special terms will be given to tract distributors, churches, temperance and reform clubs, and Sunday schools. I terns of Interest. -Last week was the two hund:ed anp seventy-fifth anniversary of the landing of the pilgrim fathers. -There are eight flourishing olive trees in the famous Garden of Olives at Jerusa lem, that are known to be over one thousand years old. -The War Department of this country cost during the past year $52,987,780.44. The number of men enlisted in the service, October I, was 25>358. -A bill has been introduced in the National Senate to grant the widow of the late Secretary of State, Walter Q. Gresham, a pension of $200.00 a month. -There will be a petition presented to the Kentucky Legislature asking that inebrIates be sent to an asylum for treatment rather than to jails and work-houses. -It is said today scarcely a heathen is to be met with in Greenland, where the courageous missionaries found nothing but heathens. The Gospel has conquered. -A petition has been prepared in Chicago signed by 60,000 persons, and will be presented to the board of education, asking that the reading of the Bible be restored to the public schools, -The time of the Empire State Express, on the New York Central, will this week be shortened twenty-five minutes between Buffalo and New York. It IS even now the fastest train in America. -It is said that the oldest living man and wife in the United States are Louis and Amelia Darwin, of Black Falls, Wis. They were married eighty years ago. The husband was horn in 1788 and the wife in 1794· Matrimonial. LOHR-YEATES-At Mt. Pleasant, Pa., on Dec. II, Mr. John P. Lohr, of Stauffer, Pa., and Miss Lucy A. Yeates, of Green Co. M. C. MYERS. Our Dead. PECKHAM.-Herald D. Peckham died Dec. II, 1895, aged 4 months a..d 22 days. A bright little baby, the first born child to David D. and Lora D. Peckham. Funeral by the writer from the words of our dear Savior. "Suffer little children to come unto me." The Lord has taken their little sweet baby home. May the Lord comfort them and as David said, they can go to him by living a consecrated life to God, and may this bereavement draw them closer to the bless ed Savior. SIMON MIKESELL. REED.-Margaret Reed was born April IS, 1802, near Hartelton, Union County, Pa., and died Dec. 21, 1895. Aged 93 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was never married. She had her home with Brother and Sister Weiker, near Pleasant Home, Ohio, where she died. She was a member of the M. E. church and a professor of religion for 75 years. Funeral sermon was preached by the writer at Fair Haven church. WM. KIEFER. Pleasant Home, Ohio. RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. In memory of our deceased sister in Christ, Mattie Schweitzer who departed this life Dec. 23, to claim the reward which is awaiting her. WHEREAS, the hand of death has entered our midst and taken from our church one of our beloved and faithful members, Therefore, we the members of Maple Grove church will sadly miss her, and knowing that she will never occupy her place here with us, Thaefore, be it resolved that we emulate the virtues of her life and that we cherish her memory by extending our heartfelt sympathy to her bereaved husband and children and friends and referring them to our Redeemer, who doeth all things well. AARON HEFT, } ADA "VOOD, Com. REBECCA HEFT. -The gift of $1,000,000 to the Chica; go University by Miss Helen Culver insures an equal amount from John D. Rockefeller. 16 .. A GREAT OFFER. § HERE YOU ARE. The above cut represents the machine we offer to our cubscribers at a GREAT RE DUCTION. It is the Ltandard Singer mechanism, with many of the late improvements, worranted and reliable. This is an exc ..llent machine and guaranteed to give satisfaction. '''Thy do YOll pay $45 for a sewing machine ? 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