The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 19, 1913, Image 6
EVIL OF SATAN'S MONSTROUS LIE Pastor Russell Says Satan Is Father of Lies. QUOTES JESUS' ASSERTION. The Fint Lie Where It Wat Told. Why It Was Told To Whom It Wa Told Its Raault Ita Repetition Tha Disastroua Reiulta to Humanity All Manner of Crimea Are Ita Fruitage. The Only Remedy Why? When? How? Harrlsburg, Pn., May 18. Pastor Russell's address today on Satan's great Ho was a re markablo one in several ways. lie really told bis au dience that they had all been be lieving Satan's lie. And lie really told spirit mediums that they were the mediums, not be tween dead and living humans, but between humans and demons the fall en angels. And yet tho Pastor snld all this In such a kindly,' sympathetic manner that surely none could take of fense. Evidently no offense was In tended, but merely the presentation of what the spenker assuredly believes to be the teaching of the IUble. He opened bis address by noting the fact that the common conception re specting Satan's appearance and where abouts is wholly false, built not upon 7- - v8Kv -y i. i TY. i ! A . I -i der his jmnd. he would demonstrate this and put the Alr.ilghty to the blush. When man was created, Satan's op portunity for exiTclsing bis ambition seemed to have mine. Man possessed a power which the angels had nut. lie could propagate his own kind, and was commissioned to till the earth with a population and to bring it to LMenic perfection. Satan saw his chance. Py capturing the first pair and making them his subjects and alienating them from the Almighty, he would capture a race, and eventually be the spiritual prince, or ruler, of this world. It was to carry out this program that he de ceived our first parents and started his great He. Satan'a Plana Changed. When Satan perceived that his sub jects were perishing ami becoming Im becile, mentally and physically, he thought to circumvent the Divine pen alty by introducing fresh vigor, life, Into the human family. This be did by seducing some of the angels. Orig inally angels apparently bad the pow er of materialization of taking human form or any other form that they might choose. Satan's program de flected some of these from their loyalty to God and to their nature, and induc ed them to materialize and live as hu man beings and rear human families, by taking human wives. The Fastor pointed out the Scripture which described this deflection of the angels. This. lie said, must have pro gressed for centuries, according to the Bible account The angelic "sons of God saw tho daughters of men that they were fair, and they took unto thomselves wives of all that they chose." There were born unto them children, "men of renown," intellec tually, and giants physically. Tho vi rility of the angels grafted uon the human stock, produced a race in some respects superior, but In others very Inferior." Begotten and born In oppo sition to the Divine will and In a re bellions attitude of heart, these giants were brutish, devilish. Soon tho earth was filled with vio lence. Tho I ui paired race of Adam, enslaved mentally and physically the Bible but upon human tradition. ; wm, (,lv M doIllonlzeJ !h0 So human Imagination, handed down fnp na Ml mM nn,v Xnnll ,, from a darker day. Tho Pastor be lieves in n real, personal Satan, and believes him to bo Beelzebub, tho prlnco of demons. In other words, be believes tho Bible to teach that Satan is an angel of higher rank than or dinary angels and possessed of su perior powers. Hence ho outranks those who are with him, and perforco Is their leader, or prlnco. That Satan Is not in some far-off place with his fallen angels, torturing millions of the human family in fur naces, tho Tastor made very clear. Ho showed that nothing of tho kind is taught in the Scriptures. On the con trary, they teach that Satan and bis host, since tho Deluge, are under re straint, confined to Tartarus, our earth's atmosphere. They cannot wan der around tho universe, as before. Satan is very literally, therefore, "tho prince of the ower of tho air," and Ills associate demons nro members of this aerial, or spirit power, malevolent as respects everything that Is of God and righteousness, and especially the foes, therefore, of such of humanity as renounco tho works of tho flesh and the Devil, and seek to walk In tho footsteps of Jesus. Tha Lie and Where Told. ' The lie was told in Eden. Tho ser pent was used as Satan's tool. Satan liiinself was originally tho only rebel. Ills associates, the fallen angels, were not with bin) In bis rebellion until nonie tlmo afterw ard. The Pastor would Hot say that the serpent could not speak under a satanlc impulse or ob session or hypnosis, but he Inclined to believe that the serpent spoke by Its actions. He quoted the proverb which declares that "Actions speak louder than words." Ho thought that this was probably tho way In which tho serpent spoke to Mother Eve. God had forbidden our first parents to eat of n certain kind of fruit In the Garden, without telling them why. It was simply a test of their obedience, their loyalty to lllm. Ho told them that disobedience, disloyalty, in this matter would result in their death. He snld nothing about eternal torment. The wilful sinner, according to tho Bible, is to die. to perish as a natural brute beast. God's favors are for only those who will abide in His Love. "Tho wages of sin Is death; but tho gift of God is everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord." The serpent, by eating of tho forbid den fruit without dying, but on the con trary being the wisest of all the beasts, seemed to give the lie to God's word. Through tho serpent Satan declared to the woman, "Ye shall not surely die." Through the serpent, Satan also told Mother Eve that God evidently wan vrylng to keep hersolf and her husband In Ignorance, blindness, darkness; and that It was time for them to awake, to assert their rights, and to make tho best of themselves, by eating of the forbidden fruit. Father . Adam knew better, but when be found that his dear wife had eaten and thus bad come un der the sentence, or curse, of death, ho was so discouraged that he determined to die with his wife, loving her ao much that be would rather die with her than live without her. Satan's object In telling this lie, in deceiving our first parents, was made very clear by tho Pastor. From other Scriptures ho pointed out that Satan for some time had been saying In his heart that he would like to have and to exercise still higher powers than those which he possessed. lie would like to be "ns the Most High." He would be a sovereign, who might work out his own plans. He had no thought of sup planting the Almighty, but had tho pride to suppose that he could manage tho universe better than God could find Hint if be bad a small section un- his family, were of pure Adamlc stock and loyal to God. Then tho time enmo for the Deluge, which God had fore known, and had withheld until this time. In It God swept nwny both the progeny of the angels and tho impaired Adamlc stock. None of those who re ceived their life principle from the an gels were of Adamlc stock. None of them, therefore, have any share In the redemptive work of Jesus, and hence none of them will have any part In the resurrection and restitution, which God hns promised shall bo accomplish ed by tho glorious Messiah during the thousand years of Ills Messianic King dom. They merely perished were blotted out in the Deluge ns natural brute beasts, as St. Peter declares of all wilful sinners of Adam's race. 2 Peter 2:12. Satan, Thwarted, Triea Again. "The nngels which kept not their first estate" who followed the leader ship of Satan were cast to Tartarus our earth's atmosphere and there are restrained for a tlmo that they may not roam throughout the universe. (Judo G.) They are restrained also for n time from materializing in human form Satan likewise. Thus Satan's plan for empire failed. But still rebel lious in spirit, he took up a new line of battle against God. He would bo con tent to use humanity as his tools, even though they were imperfect nnd dying. They should bo his slaves, nnd ho would embitter them against God, and defeat God's plans on behalf of hu manity. Satan realized that the secret of his power with mankind must Ho in Ills deception of them. If men knew that they were being led captive Into sin at the will m Satan and bis fallen hosts. they would rebel against him. In or der to hold humanity ns far as possible his slaves, he realized that ho must se duce them by fostering ignorance and superstltitru. lie must alienate them from God. Therefore he caused them to think of God as n terrlblo being, un worthy of their love and confidence, one whom they might fear, but could not worship in spirit and in truth. As a basis for this great scheme of human etistinreinent and obsession, Satan used his original He. For now four thou sand years he has sought by every means in his power to Instil that He Into tho minds of all humanity In ev ery laud. lie has his demon host to co operate with him In making light ap pear darkness, and darkness appear light, to deceive mankind. How wonderfully bo hns succeeded tho wholo world Is witness today. Not withstanding the fact that man's five senses tell him that the dead are dead, the masses bollove to the contrary that the dead are more alive than be fore thoy died. Notwithstanding the and yet there were sme there, and in fluenced such us were not fully in har mony with God. King Saul, we re member, sought the witch of Eudor. The demons made certain things ap pear on the retina of the witch's eye She described what she saw to King Saul. He recognized it as a descrip tion of the Prophet Samuel. The witch also communicated to Saul what pur ported to be the word of Samuel, and what was really the word of demons. -1 Chronicles 10:13. Satan's He Is still potent in the world, hindering millions from the kuow ledge of God nnd the appreciation of His Word. Frequently the spirits get such control of the minds and bodies of those who yield their wills, that they not only suffer obsession, but some times become absolutely possessed by these demons. Under such circum stances, they are generally considered to bo Insane, although doctors know that many of these have no mental dis ease, but are controlled by outsldo In fluence. Tho Pastor urged all to accept the testimony of God's Word that death Is the penalty for sin; that the death of Jesus is the Itedemption-prlce from the curse of death, and that the resur rection of the dead, the raising up again to perfection of life, is the salva tion of the Bible. Not only would this help us to come nearer to God, through a better understanding of the Bible, but It would help to free us from the various snares of the Adversary. Furthermore, he found In the Bible intimations that in the very near fu ture these evil spirits would be per mitted to break over their restraints, and that nil not properly fortified by tho truth on the subject would be lia ble to bo specially ensnared by Satan's lie. He would not prophesy what this trouble would be, nor just bow It would come, but he did forewarn his hearers. lie urged all to como out from the influence of Satan and his slanders of the Almighty and his mis representations of facts, and to enlist under the banner of Jesus as servants of truth and righteousness. Satan the Father of Lies. Jesus declared Satan to be the Father of lies. This corroborates the thought that never until Satan started the course of sin was there any need for lies. All of God's dealing with the angels and their dealings with each other have been along the lines of sim plicity, truth, purity, holiness. The llrst use for a lie was when Satan de termined to exalt himself as the god of earth. It was to nlle e our first parents from the Almighty that Satan lied to them, assuring them that dis obedience to God would not bring the denth penalty that God had declared. Ever since then, sin, abounding, hns given temptation to misrepresentations, bearing false witness, etc. Selfishness was the foundation for the first He. And selfishness continues to invite falsehood, even amongst those who see clearly how despicable false hood is. And each falsehood seems to call for another to help Justify It. nnd to cover up the selfishness which prompted It. No wonder tho Apostle urges those who become Christians to put nway lying, saying, "Lie not one to another." As Satan stands ns tho Father of Iks, so God. on the contrary, stands ns the Father of Truth. Our Lord not only snld that Satan Is tho Father of lies, but Intimated that tho lying spirit Is of Satan, saying to some of those who opposed the Truth, Ye are of your father, the Devil, If his works ye do. "He was a murderer from the beginning nnd abode not in the Truth." (John 8:44.) On the con trary, God, the Father of Lights and the Father of the Truth, is the person ification of Light, Truth, even us Satan personifies darkness, error, falsehood. The Children of the Light. Tho conflict between light nnd dark ness, truth nnd error, has progressed for more than six thousand years. God's Word is always the Truth. Jesus SERIOUS CHARGE FACES LEONARD Held at Seward on Three Sep arate Counts. CONCERNS ARMEHL'S DEATH THE PATERSON STRIKE. Patrick Quinlan, I. W. W. Leader, Addresses Great Crowd After His Trial. DEMOCRATS IN LINE ON TARIFF Former Inmate of Soldiers' Home Waived Preliminary Examination and Was Bound Over to District Court Is Held in Jail. Seward, Neb., May 19. Waiving bis preliminary examination, George Leonard, a member of former Govern or Sheldon's company la the Spanish American war and until a few days ago an Inmate of the Milford soldiers home, has been bound over to the dis trict court on the charge of killing Ja.mes Armehl, another Inmate of the home. The crime occurred on April 13, at a time when most of the inmates of the home were attending the funeral of one of their comrades. Armehl, who was a devoted fisherman and who rare ly went on the river without taking along a jug or bottle of whisky, at that time was sitting in his boat near the junction of Coon freek and the Blue river. During the day and previous to the killing, he had been observed by a farmer named Schweitzer to take sev eral drinks from what appeared to be a whisky flask, which he took from a peculiarly constructed locker in one end of his boat. First knowledge of the death of "Uncle Jimmy," as Armehl was called at the home, came when Fred Heyen and Charles Corneau saw Leonard pulling Armehl's body out of the water. To Conunu the Spanish-American war veteran told the story that he had come down to the bank and had seen Jimmy's hat floating around on top of the water and that he had thereupon started an examination, which led to the discovery of his body In an almost erect position just under the hat. He ventured the further in formation that likely Armehl had been slugged anil robbed. He declared that he had taken n boat to go out and get Arniehl'p body and that he bad consid erable trouble in hauling it to shore. Uiter, when a crowd began to gather around 'he pleace, Leonard was seen by Mrs. Rowden, wife of Commandant Dave Rowden of the home, to slip something under his cap. At the same time Ur. Wirtmnn of the home dis covered that the boat which Ieonard said hp had used was not water marked and that Ieonard's sleeves were entirely dry, indicating that If he had had a tussle getting Armehl's body out ol the stream he did not get very wet in the effort. Sheriff Gillan, who was summoned to the home a short time afterwards. found a $10 bill In Leonard's cap. While this discovery led to the belief that I'ona-d had taken this money from Jimmy's body, It was not the only evidence that pointed to guilt. There are other things which County Attorney Vail is keeping to himself Just now, but which it is expected will be brought to light when the trial is held. At the time I'onard offered to give Sheriff Gillan the wet $10 which he found upon him and another one of fr ' rt. i A ' f ' f 9 ' ' t .i s vTS --7r Li i 1uidl " " ---" Photoa by American Press Association. The personal magnetism of Patrick Quinlan, one of the labor leaders in the Paterson (N. J.) strike. Is shown In the enormous crowds that Kreet him when ever he speaks in public. The above group Is a purt of the throng he ad dressed after he hail been convicted of "Inciting to riot." lie was out on ball awaiting sentence when the protographer snapped him. 4 Wilson's Firm Stand Puts Op position to Rout. SENATE TO MAKE NO CHANGE THREATEN TO CALL GENERAL STRIKE L W, W, Leaders Protest Against Quintan Conviction. New York, May 19. Standing in a drizzling rain in Union square, after tramping fifteen miles from Paterson, N. J., to a Hudson river ferry to reach New York, several hundred silk mill strikers, augmented by New York members of the Industrial Workers of the World, and strike sympathizers cheered the declarations of their lead ers that Paterson would come to an industrial stop for forty-eight hours, beginning Wednesday morning, in a protest against the conviction of Pat rick Quinlan. "If necessary, we will call a general strike throughout the United States and will tie up the country to take these men out of jail," declared Robert Plunkett, broadening the scope of threats made by other speakers, who were Quinlan, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Fred Iloyd and Adolph Lesslg. Quinlan in his speech said: "We are fighting an ostensibly American com pany, but really controlled by the Jap- anooa In at art A tt o rH n o- f rr fn 1 1 fnn. w.ol !., It I,.. l.l .. .l,l... .w. V.UV. ... - nia. attention should be given to the Japanese who are living on the blooa nhout the find and if he would release him from custody. Three charges are included In the Information against Leonard, man slaughter, larceny from the person and larceny. Tho second charge, it Is thought, will bring out an interesting prayed. "Sanctify them through Thy ,u,,a ol ulw ,n l,,e t,vl'ni uiai a con" ' I If L.I lull I . I ... .... .... x l . a A. iicuim is iiui sccui cu upon ine in si Truth: Thy Word is Truth." Satan's falsehoods are always Injurious; hence the promise Is that when Jesus, tho Prince of Light, shall tnko Ills great power and reign, He will bind Satan, the Prince of Darkness, that he may deceive tin nations no more. Here wo have another corroboration of the fact that tho great deceiving power amongst mankind for six thou sand years has been a spiritual one Satanic power. No wonder that under this domination of Satan we have had what St Paul calls a reign of sin and death. No wonder the Bible declnres that from the Divine standpoint the world, has been In darkness! "Dark ness covers the earth; gross darkness the heathen." Jesus came, and brought light Into tho world. But men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil, because Bin baa gained such a hold upon them, because It is easier for them to remain under the blinding Influence of Satan than to cmn under the blessed light of the consistency of God's Word, 'Thou shalt rnel of Christ In the present time, surely die," and the inconsistency of It costa SOmethlng now to be a follow- (Satan's He, "Ye shall not surely die,1 the whole world Is enslaved by Satan's lie. The Pastor declared that the Book of the Revelation pictures the condi tion of the world, in declaring that all nations will be made drunk with the wine of false doctrine. 8plrMiam, Obeeeeion, Poaaaaaion. While we must acknowledge that some spirit mediums are merely frauds. Bald the rastor, we have every reason to believe that many of them are very sincere, but deceived. Many of them thoroughly believe that they com munltfate with the dead. Only the Bi ble can save any one from that delu sion. It alone shows us that a demon host ! cooperating with Satan, to provo bis lie and to enslave mnnklnd and ta separate them from tho truth of Ood's Word. Witches, wizards and necromaucers r of the Prince of Light, an opposer of the Prince of Darkness, whose realm is world-wide. now glad we are that the morning of the new Day Is so near! As Jesus explains (Matthew 13:43) 'Then shall the righteous shine forth as the suu in the Kingdom of their Father." Illm- lelf and Ills elect Church, gathered from every nation and denomination, will constitute the glorious ruling Pow er of tho New Dispensation. Jesus Ukens His Kingdom to tho sun. As tho sun scatters the darkness of earth and drives away Us mist, eo will the Bun of Righteousness arise with heal ing in Its beams nnd scatter all tho Ignorance, superstition, fnlsehood, nnd bring to all mankind a true knowledge of God. Tho light of the knowledge of the glory of God shall fill the whole earth as the water covers the great count, as to whether or not the stat utes contemplate stealing from the body of a dead person ns coming under the title "larceny from the person." County Attorney Vail is of the opin ion that the legislature did not intend to make it any less a crime to steal from tho dead than from a living body and that the term "person" would In clude one from whom the spark of life had departed. The day before the crime was com mitted Leonard came to this city and after borrowing a dollar from one of his friends, proceeded to make the rounds of the "bright spots." Before he had gone very far h had become well supplied with liquor, both on the inside and outside. Part of the liquor which he purchased he shipped down to Jimmy Armehl and it was over this that the men were heard to quarrel the next day. STATE RAILROADS ASSESSED of the people of Paterson. We are go ing to win this strike or Paterson will bo wiped off the map. As an industrial center, Paterson will bo a wilderness unless we win. The people will move out and leave the city. We don't need dynamite. We have dynamite of in telligence, of brain, of organization to fight with. The beginning of an In dustrial revolution Is about to take place In Paterson and when that is finished a political revolution will start In that city." PLAN CLOSER RELATIONS were forbidden In the land of Israel; noopl-Isiilah 11 :S); ITabnkknk 2:U. Board of Equalization Places Total at $278,967,552. Lincoln, May 19. The state board of equalization completed Its assess ment of railroads, making the total Valuation $278,967,652.75, a raise of $3, 716,118. The main line of the Union Pacific was raised $3,000 per mile. Kearney branch extension was raised from $25,000 to $32,900. The new line of the Hastings and Korthwestern, not yet in operation, rontalnlng 15.24 miles, was assessed at $:!0,000 a mile. Nebraska Traction and Power company (new) at $30,000 1 a mile and all other roads are left the tame as last year. Department of Agriculture to Get Into Touch With Farm Colleges. Washington, May 19. Closer rela tlons in the work of the department of agriculture to that of agricultural colleges and experiment stations was assured at a conference here between Sercetary Houston, Assistant Secre tary Galloway and representatives of the Association of American Agricul tural Colleges and Experiment Sta tlons. The department, It was said after the conference, desires to co-operate along many lines recognized that the state colleges and the experiment sta tlons should be the official agencies through which most of the agrlcul tural work of the country should be undertaken. BASEBALL BREAKS GIRL'S JAW Finance Committee to Leave House Provisions for Free Wool and Sugar Stand Underwood Soon to Call Meeting of Committee. Washington, .May 19. The effect of President Wilson's public declaration that there would b3 no compromise on free wool and free sugar In three years in the new tariff bill has been the subject of constant discussion since the chief executive made his pronunciamento last week. Administration leaders declare that the president's vigorous-assertion ha3 served to strengthen the party lineup in the senate. Before the president came out so strongly in the face of the tremen dous lobby influence that completely surrounds the capitol, the legislative air was surcharged with uncertainty. On every hand was heard the report that the finance committee was plan ning to put a duty on wool or to cut out the three-year free sugar provision and to leave sugar at the end of a three-year period with a small tariff. Only Two Break Away. But when the president reaffirmed his determination to stand by the schedules, which ho virtually dictated Into the tariff bill, only Senators Rans dell and Thornton of Louisiana broke through the party lines to remain out sid9 until the end. The interpretation of the Democrat ic platform as relating to free sugar, given by Senator Ollie James of Ken tucky, as spokesman for the adminis tration, gave a further Indication of the exact situation. Senator James declared that the party did favor free sugar; that It campaigned on that issue, and, with the knowledge of the president, he challenged anyone to find a man who could truthfully assert that Woodrow Wilson ever said he opposed free sugar Again the administration scored. For two or perhaps three weeks the bill will be-ijfctej2ands of the finance committee p.nti, whatever other "sche3 ules may be altered, the assurance has gone out that no change in wool or sugar. Again the administration scored, bill reaches the party caucus. There, behind closed doors, the Democratic . senators will have their final confer ence on the bill. The caucus, it is un derstood, will be a binding one. To Senate in June. The bill will get to the senate as soon after June 1 as the leaders possi bly can get It there. Conslderabls changes In the metal, cotton and chemical schedules are anticipated. This will necessitate a conference after the senate passes the bill. The organization of committees la the principal business confronting the houne leaders. Majority Leader Underwood has nearly completed his preliminary slate of committeo assign ments, and he expects to call a meet ing of the Democrats of the ways and means committee Wednesday to go over his slate. The currency question will be taken up by the house leaders this week. LAMENTABLE ARMY OF VICE Fifteen Thousand Women Ply Treii Trade in Gotham. New York, May 19. Fifteen thou sind women of the underworld a scarlet army no census has heretofore enumerated ply their trade in one borough of Greater New York alone. This is the estimate of the bureau of which John D. Rockefeller, Jr., la which John D. Rockafeller, Jr., la chairman, as made public in an ab stract of a forthcoming report by George J. Kneeland, a special investi gator, after a painstaking inquiry into commercialized vice conditions in Manhattan, extending over a period of nearly ten months. The report suggests no remedies, fixes no responsibility. That phase is to be dealt with later on. Aside from a series of chapters deal ing in minute frankness with the oper ation of notorious resorts throughout the city, the report treats of the dance hall evil and of the alarming spreait of the so called massage parlors. Travelers Win Meet In Holdrege. Fremont, Neb., May 19. Tho grand corfcil of the United Commercial Travelers In Fremont voted to meet in lloldvpgo In 1914. George II. Spenr of Norfolk won his fight for grand Secretary. Missouri University Co-ed Injured While Catching in Practice Game. Columbia, Mo., May 19. Miss Geor gian Clark of Rolla, Mo., a student in the University of Missouri, suffered a facture of the jaw while playing ball The Missouri co-eds who take gym naslum work organized baseball teams this spring. Miss Clark is captain of the sophomore team and is catcher, She was playing in a practice game when a foul ball struck her. Killed as Trolley Hits Light Pole San Francisco, May 19. Raymond Wilson of Sparta, 111., was killed and three local men were badly hurt when a street car jumped the tracit ana ran Into a. metal light pole. I f ! I t M J WATERS OF PACIFIC LET 2 INTO PANAMA CANAL. I Panama, May 19. The waters T the Panama canal. A giant blast jof 32,500 pounds of dynamite was -shot, demolishing the dike to the ; ', Isouth of the Mlraflores locks and Sallowing the water to flow into an ' extension section, in which exca-J vatlon has been completed. J Police Protect Umpire From Mot). Newark, N. J., May 19. A decision by Umpire Hayes of the International league that a hall knocked over tin? right field fence was fair led to a play er being taken from the field by tli.' police, nnd later otllcers were force) to escort the umpire from the qroitml. to a tiain, amid a hall of bottles, stones, cushions and oihT missiles.