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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1913.
The Plattsmouth Journal
Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Neb.:
THE HUMAN RACE
Entered at the Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska as second-class matter
- SU.XO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE - - - -
THE OLD HOME.
Tin. host of us are like animals
we 'rush into holes for shelter
Home is such against (he hard
ness of the world. "Old Home
Wi...L" h-.i become an establish
ed annual custom in many com
munities all over the world. It
supplies a heart-hunger as noth
ing; else can. Ah, how strong,
how unerring-, are the funda
mental instincts of human na
ture! We can never outlive
them. The joyous child allured
by the bright Mowers, the butter
Mies, the rainbow, may forget
ami wander far. Nut when the
feet are bruised and the limbs
weary and the heart sore, and it
sees naught buf strangeness, it
cries for home. Men and women
h.ne a little stronger limbs and
little harder hearts; they can
chase the butterflies and the
rainbows a little farther, and
(lien they, too, Mice the little child,
must see the mocking folly of it
all, weary, heartsick, cry for the
refuge home. For many of us
the old home may no longer ex
ist except in memory. Hut if in
memory it is enshrined, then,
whenever the disappointments,
the deceptions, the despairs of
life, we still may turn for new
hopes, new courage and new
inspirations, as did this poor girl,
back lo the old home, where love
glows against the world's cold-!
ness. Misfortune has its re
compense when it turns us back!
to set our lips once more to the
spring of love that is pure and
undciilcd. Amid joys and sue
cess our surroundings seem nftt
so near to us; they are remote in
their unreality, their glitter and
abundance. Hut when sorrow
comes it finds us sick with loneli
ness, ft is then that in the low
ly home of childhood every (able
and chair and picture seems to
lake tongue and call and call and
call to us. And the call comes
through the distance and through
the years like strains of d'op
Ioed and never-to-be-forgotten
music, tilled with multitudes of
r-weet associations that make the
heart beat quick. Maybe, after
all, one lot in life is not much
better or worse than another, so
far as happiness goes, but there
are some things that seem very
necessary to us, big and little,
great and small, and that little
corner in Cod's creation we call
home is one of them.
A road drag should be, in our
opinion, one of the essential tools
on every farm, and it should be
used. With the concrete bridges
and culverts which are soon to
be almost universal, there will be
less trouble with "jump-oils" at
the end of bridges, but where
these start someone will have to
be interested enough to toss a
few shovels of dirt when it is
first needed. Someone, must see
that the weeds arc-kept down and
no hedge brush or other obstruc
tion gets into the ditches. Then
if wet weather traffic, can be held
to one track and the vehicle com
panies can be induced to build
nothing less than a i-inch tire
on heavy vehicles we will event
ually have, a lot oT good roads
that will stay good.
Ortie MeManigal, dynamiter
and betrayer of his comrades in
crime, has gone to South Ameri
ca. Like the well known prophet,
the gent who turns slate's evi
dence is likely to be without
honor in his own country.
The income tax doesn't both
the Journal editor very much.
Our income don't reach quite the
We feel very thankful to the
MUD TURTLES. Say, dear friend, don't fatten
that turkey that you are intend-
Are von rdavine- file tramp or I:.,. i r rruni..:,.:,,.
. 1 o 1 -i- tiiie lu acuu US ui niuiii.?ijo ins
are you merely sunning yourself PO that it will weigh over twenty
on the bleachers an indifferent pounds. Under that weight you
spectator? Sitting; like a mud cau send it by parcel post.
turtle on a sandbar may be a very :o:.
comfortable way of spending the vi,rni.-a n,i r.n rm.niv look Iff) Pnma I nt II Pluo TKonko
dav.hnf the mud turtle never sets . .. , VT .7 I U UUIHO, LCI U0 UIID lllUllfd
G poou mat a man icii l'araiusf
anywhere andl never does very t, oUl0l. Jav anJ camc here It
much to improve the sandbar.l as parai,. Kansa lhat hc
There's a lot of things going on ,vfL Men anj so scam, m lhe
in the world, and lots of things l,her 1aradige lhat lhev won-t
Unto the Lord ; For He
Nebraska City papers for their that ought to be done, but the ,ot them
complimentary remarks in refer
ence lo the editor of the Journal
and his aspirations for the post
otlice in this city. We have been
a democrat so long and met with
so many disappointments at the
mud turtle sits dozing on the
sandbar and waits for the waves
to wash up a bite lo eat now and
then. The mud turtle does not
even see the great ships that
ride the waves, nor hear the whir
nanus of proiessed menus mat and hum of the wheels and
we have gotten hardened to u. whistles that echo up and down
We are getting SO Old in the I hr. shor e The nndh:ir is nil Hie
. . . I
cause, mat many more disap-KVorld to this stunid creature, and
pointinents can't possibly over- hjf,. is ,nadc up entirely of sleep,
take us ere we are called hence. an,j nlh am aimless existence
ve never did believe in sulking Xohodv likes the mud turtle, and
. . -,
m our tent, and we are too old our first impulse upon seeing the
and linn in me cause oi uemoe-nazy lout lying in the sun. is to
rncy to begin such business now. throw a stone at its ugly mug.
Hut we do feel grateful to our Are von n mod Initio heedless
friends at Nebraska City for their Lr what is going on all about you,
Kinds WoldS oi Consolation. I . are von in lhe raine :iml lo
" I win? We have seen a lot of mud
There are some people who I turtles in our time. Every one of
seem to mniK mat president l mem was ancnored on ins own
Wilson and Secretary Hryan are peculiar sandbar, and never
not moving fast enough in the ventured off. They never venture
Mexican affairs. Of course such I out into the World to see and hear
fellows are capable of giving the what was going on, and would
come to Nebraska, no
matter how badly they want to
Yes, sir, we regard President
Wilson as one of lhe greatest
chief executives of which the
American people ever boasted.
He wants matters settled right
and never ceases until he suc
ceeds. He will have the currency
bill to his liking before he lets it
DIVINE MERCY ENDURETH.
Ingratitude a Sin and a Shame All
Should Render Praise Though Not
All May Pray The Difference
Causes For Thankfulness Why So
Few Respond Causes of Ingratitude
and Discontent Dumb Brutes More
Grateful The Remedy.
I n d i anapolls.
lud., November 23
gave two address
es here today
A story is in circulation in Chi
cago and environs that a Devil
Child has been born in Hull
House, the settlement establish
ment -which made jane Auams v.&.
famous. It is a fool story, ami 1 ASTQg. gUSSELpj
has been repeatedly denied, yet
thousands continue to believe it
There are that many fools or and poor, learned ami Ignorant, appear
more in Chicago, regardless of a
f V '
give thanks unto
the Lord; for He
is good! for His
136:1.) The pastor
said In part:
one of the least excusable sins, Put
alas, it is everywhere manifested. Rich
common belief lhat the jays are
residents of the rural region
I I . . 1 r .. : .
president and secretary advice on never get into the real game of ,mi iouist, mui out i.
in., hiniioi' o i.. .. . i hi i.ir i ;r.. rrii...- ..-.mi.! i. .i.. n.i.ilborii every minutes, but you
to be growing in the spirit of ingrati
tude. uuthankfulnoss, discontent, mur
muring. And all this is in the face of
the greatest blessings that the world
has ever known. With the dawning
of the New Kra Cod seems to be open
ing His hand and showering bless
they are proceeding fast enough never attempt to do anything that Probably didn't guess there were h.gs everywhere. "He openeth Ills
and handling; the matter lo suit was really worth doing. They
themselves. We know they were no part of the busy, thrill
know more about it than we do, ing life about them apparently
and are willing to trust them, unconscious that there was any-
And if the "smart alexs" don't thing in life, save the sandbar.
want, to wait any longer, wel Are you on a sandbar, wailing for
would suggest that they go down the waves to wash ashore a ship
into Mexico and try to settle af- laden with the fulfillment of your
fll- 111. kill '..l.-..- -...! IliAII' I .1 !i1 III ..I oi... .....i .inri I ll llli
.CW. llltlllt III , (I I1 1.1 l J IIL'll I III I UHlf 1.11 til 17 UH .1 (111 lllilp
long they will last. I gravel down the pike in hot pur
o: suit of something more sub-
The advocates of female suf-1 stantial than phantom ships?-
frage will have a proposition be- The mud turtle on the sandbar
dill so many of that particular
kind centered in a single city.
William J. Hums, the
hand and satisfieth every living tiling'
except rebellious man. The more
blessings corning to man, the more in
telligence he attains, the less he seems
de to recognize the Fountain, the Source,
I nf lila firnrc If cnfimtz nn r;i iIot iefl I.
tective, has just made a trip to , . . f f.
Kurope. He declares there is greatest favors the world has ever
i . . - . . ...
more graft and corruption there known is tiie uay or tne greatest in
grauiuue aim uiscouient.
Lessons From the Brutes.
The brute creation look up to man
ban here, but it is concealed
owing to the timidity of the press.
The libel law s in Kurope are very I as their god and properly so; for this
severe, and the greater the re
ts the Divine arrangement, that man
ttimil.l lr pml to liensf.S. fish and
. . .1. r i ... I --- f- - -
iiicuons put upon me ii-ecuom fow, Man is ln the HU,,Ilosg of
of the press the wider the latitude Creator, who is the Cod of the Uni
verse. With what shame do we realize
that the ox knoweth his owner and the
given the corruplionists of gov
ernment. Here, in this country,
the moment an abuse is discover
ed it is given the widest publicity.
and everybody discusses it, and
fore fall to vote on, whether the imagines that the world owes it a
women shall be given the ballot living, and that success comes
or not. Most men would like lo without the asking. And it is this
leave this to the women them- mistaken view of life that gives
selves. If they want it, let them the turtle a bad name. The world
have il lml if lhev ilon'l wliv ove mnn n i-n.l em m. I the limelight is turned
force it on them? Kairbury even a pleasant look. Every man nhole afTair.
Journal. Them's our sentiments I must dig for what he gets, and :o:"
exactly. There are thousands of sometimes lhe ditririmr is ininhtv Democrats have a gjeat deal l of tue human constitution. In nothing
women in Nebraska who have no hard. It is root hog or die with Hiankful for this year a
desire in vole ;m.l w.mbl vole iiiikI nf iu nml ilm i-iwilin"- t not IHOSt SUCCCSsflll ad 111 1 II i 1 Vl t io U
both slate and nation. Hresi
the constitution. The man who looks for manna Ionl " ,,?MU ail, "ls ''ntiro cam
:o: nowadays, will go to bed with an ,,avc l''ven the "right men
Hon. James T T.lovd member I .ni.nl v wf..mneli Muni.-i ,I,..,'I ill the l ight places," lilid l10
tf congress from the First dis- come from heaven now,
tricl of Missouri, has introduced quails don't lly Into lhe
in lhe house of re ore sen Infixes a v.ir,l In In. i.i-vi..i f,.r. .tinner Tim has been no panic, as prophesied reverence, oliedience and conlidcuce in
I I !. . . a . til-
bill requiring; all railroads to world
conduct an annual weighimr at our sniidbnrs The world is en. d'"nt Wilson's administration
- i - - -
ass his master's crib, yet man ignores
his Maker, and seems bent upon for
There is a reason for all this. The
formation of the human brain shows
us that reverence and gratitude toiod
would be the natural disposition of hu
manitv. The organs of veneration.
worship, spirituality, lie nt the apex
therefore could man, rightly guided,
find so much pleasure, peace and satis
faction ns in the recognition of his !od
and the acknowledgment of obligation
to Him. Why, then, the aversion to
Boparate from tind contrary to the
teaching of God's Word.
His Text and Context.
Notice how contrary onr text is to
everything we have been taught re-
Bpecting the Heavenly Ifither. It
gives us the true basis for thing an
appreciation of God"8 goodness: "O
give thanks unto the Ixrd; for lie is
good!" Then follows the assurance
that Divine mercy eudureth forever.
Ah! this is the merciful God which our
sonls have hungered after! When s;t
Paul declared that the heathen were
feeling after God that they might find
Him, it was this true God whose mer
cy endureth forever that they were
feeling after. And when we presented
to them a horrible misrepresentation
showing Him to be the instigator of
eternal torture for all our race, this
blasphemy has served to turn their
hearts from Him and from the Ilible.
It is high time that we realized the
terrible mistake we made. It is high
time that we began to preach the Mes
sage of our text, "His mercy eudureth
forever." This expression respecting
the endlessness of Divine Mercy is re
peated twenty-five times in this one
Psahu alone. And yet we as Chris
tiaus have denied this statement, and
have declared instead that GoVs mer
cy is only for the Kh'Ct; that tlTT- thou
sands of millions of heathendom and
We report the one other hundreds of millions in Chrii-ten
from the text, "O dom will have no mercy.
Knowing that the majority of mind
are darkened through sin. ignorance,
and superstition; knowing that the
Apostle declares that Satan has blind
ed the minds of all unbelievers; know
ing that the lxrd through the Apostles
and the Prophets lias declared that
the coming Age of Messiah's Kingdom
is the time when all the deaf ears will
lie unstopped and all the blinded eyes
opened, and ttiat the glory of the Lord
shall cover the whole earth in spite
of all this we have cried out to the
world that there will le no mercy for
them beyond the prave, that God's
mercy docs not endure forever, but
merely for the time we call the pres
Why do we thus contradict the Al
mighty? What motive is there behind
this? In seeking to restrict the grace
of God to the present unfavorable time
of blindness and darkness, we hare
had the encouragement of Hatan. and
the visions, messages and dreams
caused by the fallen nngols. . St Paul
pictured our day exactly, saying.
Many shall depart from the faith.
giving heed to seducing spirits and
doctrines of devils."
Tell the Truth Shame the Devil.
It Is time for all who love the Lord
and the Bible to get straight them
selves and then to help others. It is
time that the world knew what real
cause it has for gratitude to God and
for contentment with the blessings
now being enjoyed. It is time to tell
them that the death of Christ is to !.
the full offset of the shi of Adam, and
that the death penalty of Adam's sin
is to be fully lifted. It is time to tc'
them that during Messiah's Kcign of
a thousand years the world will rie
again out of sin and death to rlghteou
ness and life everlasting the reversal
of the presi-nt reign of Sin and Heath.
It is time to tell them that God ii.
deed has leen electing, or selecting,
saintly ones, but not to the injury of
the non-elect; that the work of the
l.lect. In association with Jesus for a
thousand years, will be the blessing of
all the families of the earth the non
God, the endeavor to forget Him? the ej0t.
iguuiing i ni ii"8 u is time to tell the world that the
ana tlie attempt to account lor mem .... . ... . , t , s, . ,,.lllls.
and country is fairlv prosperous from nil as matters or cnance, operations oi that f jt a , lK? reWniP1 amj
r .Hue end In the olher no' J here ll-'" will Have opportunity Tor resurrectiou
f,.ot m end to the ollni, am. , In i e exLiWt8 moro of the spirit of loyalty , tll rr,.,.,;., nf lif, ,vori,,tin,. nnd
that onlv the wilfullv wicked will die
i . . ... ... -
I a vm I liic iimc mnn vt- it It o hnmnr in. .. n .
does not revolve around early in Hie Deginning oi rresi- - ........ ....... . ... ,,,e tona neatn, syniooin-any inns
. . . tellect ana capability, exercises towaru tr-o.i .v HeWnim. it i time to tell
andbars. The world is go- "u Wilsons acim.msimiiou. the God Qf aU Uw Fathn of . aM-both go,l and bad. rich
their own expense, lie estimated ing some, and going; straight lA'1 u an '"iuy nanKsgivinT, Mercies? 2 Corinthians 1:3. and poor have bwn going to the Hi
that the government would save abend Il'i n II. .el f.ml ll:il c:m one week from today, even if we "An Enemy Has Done Thii." ble hell, the tomb; and that the I Irst
r,n. T m.,1 O. !. n-irnliln nf tlio VVlie:it liCSUITCCIlon Will 1C COIlsinuieil oui
V r ' t & M A a a. a a a i ' - - t - -
and the Tares declares that He sowed t saintly, the Church, who are to
$385,000 a year by transferring keep pace with it. There is kan't do il with turke -ami dress-
I I . .... a a
the expense to the railroads. He something doing every minute. If there seems to ito pieinj i poodpure Truti,t intended to nss.Kiated with Christ in His King-
.1 iw.-i-i i'iiwi.i o .i ; .. i ...i i I ...... n... ...lnf 'imssiini nnd sweef. n.dnloes in I r.-u t.in im-ni .iiii,iran nf n.ul uoni. i.eeiation
iw.1-1 r,i,. tin. lull Tf iim .iai.wini.niJi.,..;.,.. i .- i i .... :i I Ibis .section and eornbi oad and children of the Kingdom. He tells us
iij'. iii. ai l III liv.lllraut.a7-iifrifi. I Mill: il I I I I I Mill) 11 I II II I I 11' I - -- -- -- .
It is time to tell them that none ex-
I cent those lK"jrotten of the Holy Spirit
can lap off a few more items like that are worth their weight in pumpkin pie till you cant rest. n . on . (W,. .... rnomv cj.,..,,, ovor. since Teutecost will ever reach the
this, economy will be more of a gold. And time and onnorlunities '' sowed the wheat -Hold with tare seed- Heavenly condition and share the li-
i...... .i .1. , .1 . . . . - . .i. ..... ..IfnUa rWfHTi.. s:t Tnii desiirn.-i ted vine nature.
11,11 ineory in uemocrauc inake up all tliat mere is in Hie. A scnooi lor w ives is me uuesi .7":; f .T': .. n Tin.nthr that God's blessed provision for Adam
doctrines. Our success in life depends upon and it should prove lo be a good ... Tll lllIO tun tUo t;." sru.M Lmn-diV d the remainder of his race is Ilesti-
the use we make of this little Ihing. The institution is located forth in the Church
Worrv over the high cost, of lint- letvi,...n i.i .l..inii ilml in 'ew York- Cilv and its man- uemon Uoctnnes. w
I . It 14.111(1 . I a I t I ' 1 1 I -yJi- U yJ t-I VilU l S UJi'H -
miii uim now io inawe uoiu we call Hie. Life is the seed agemeni announces inai u win Sent God and His purposes
ends meet' threatens to compel lime, and we shall harvest only give a four-year course for girls,
who, upon graduation and mar
riage, will be qualified lo spend
; tare seed brougUt n,,1 . - -
a terrible crop of tution-restorati.m to human perfec-
vhich have gone tio" from "llWh '?"' ! ,a
Ohio to build more asylums. Re- (he kind of crop we plant. If the
ports of the state board of ad- harvest is a failure, it is because
ministration show that over 13 we have sunned ourselves on the
per cent of the 2,399 Ohioans sandbar and wailed for the waves
whose mentality weakened last lo wash up the golden grain.
year suffered because of causes Oolden grain conies only after we
akin to financial trouble, and have done our nail. We must
that more and more persons in I have been in the game.
walks of life where the renuni-l it
eration is not great are commit
ted each year.
A curious statement is being! ing"
printed in the papers to-wit
A St. Joseph doctor shot and
killed a Chicago traveling man
who had been "harmlessly llirl-
with the doctor's wife.
There is no evidence, it appears,
of any gross wrong. Undoubted
ly such flirt at ions are not exact-
That so many women are being
convicted of while slaving that
room cannot be found for them ly uncommon; but there has very
in the federal penitentiaries. One likely never been a single one,
wouldn't think that women would among married people, that was
be guilty of injuring their own entirely harmless. It's a good
. It 1.(1 l . la' . . ...
sex in i in; wnne siave way. deal,. at best. like scratching up
:o: I the furniture.
rr 1 . . . ... ..I
j. ne meanest man in tne world l :o:
lives in Michigan. He agrees! This year's corn crop U tin
with evervfliing Ins wife says to most valuable ever produced; but
keep her from starting an argu- that won't help those who jned
nient. . none.
Undoubtedly it is these doctrines of
demons that have gotten their hold in
our minds from childhood's hours.
which have effected such a ihusoiious
I heir husband's income lo the influence upon humanity as to drive
best advantage and keep an ac- the masses away from God-some in
. , .... ... li .1 iear, some m uisgusr, some ju toiai un-
couni hook mat win come om . .. , T ... (in.
i uu. : it nil,) t vuuv i inn . juo
st raight at I he end of Hie month, gent people should try to convince
world-wide Edeu God's footstool made
It is time to tell them that all the
thorns, thistles, trials, difficulties, sor
rows and tears cf the past six thou
sand years are part of the ienalty.
Dying, thou shalt die." It is time to
tell them that (Sod during Messiahs
Kingdom, by uplifting the iace. will
wipe away the tears from off all faces.
It is time to let them know that He
is indeed a God whose mercy eudur
Dr. Stuart II. Ilowe, principal of themselves that there is no such (Sod eth forLTcr. iin(1 tliat although His
lhe school, says lhat upon com- not 8trange. it really is to their credit
plelion of the wives' course, the that they refuse to worship a being
sweet girl graduates will be able pictured in the creeds as far worse
. , , than the most depraved human being
to cook a dinner, converse intel- that ever was boni.
ligently on literature, history and jt j3 no wonder that men try to dis
count suflfTrage, that she will be olieve in a God who. they are told.
, , . , . , had plotted the eternal torture of the
able to trim her own hats .u - ou? JJe miated u aml lms
fistically, keep it free from niadc every preparation for human tor
germs and play her part in a ture to all eternity! Is it any wonder
. . . , . i i that the world repudiates the P.ilile.
social way. Dr. Howe adds that dpsires to rt.,,tUi!,tc it. sirK.c
lhe course was suggested to him christians . tell us that the Hible is
by lhe rellection that 05 per cent the authority for all the atrocious lh--
... .... ories respecting the Almighty s pur-
of the girls now m school will poaes?
marry sooner or later and that We need not wonder. "We are mere
Ihev lire being filled Tor any ly reaping in the present unbelief and
' . .. .. ,, . r discontent the results of the false doc
vocal ion rather than that , oi triues haiuiorl down to us. and believed
mal l imony. It wouldn't be a bad Uy us to be the Word of God, without
I.I..,, I., have such a school in t"e proper w.-raB ui '
every city and. town in the coun
hearts to prove these and to see that
they are doctrines of devils, wholly
merer is as yet extended only to the
Church and to Natural Israel, eventu
ally in the coming Age It shall extend
to every member of the race for wnlcii
On This Batit Thankfuln.
On the basis of this knowledge or
God. knowledge of why sorrow and
death prevail, the world would !
ready to acknowledge t he grace of
God, His boundless mercy, and willing
and glad to give thanks to Him.
Wo make a sharp distinction be
tween the privilege of prayer and
thanksgiving. All who appreciate
God's goodness may olTcr worship in
the sense of thnnks. acknowledgment,
appreciation. Prayer is. a wholly dif
ferent matter. None have the privi
lege of prayer with the assurance it
will be heard except those who ap
proach God through the great Advo
cate whom He ha appointed. And
none can approach through this Advo
cate except on the Divine trm that
they Income Ills disciple, and takw
up thsir cross and follow Hira.
Thus the number privileged to ap
proach the Throne of Heavenly Gra e
and obtain help in time of need Is lim
ited to the Church of Chrl.t. Th.se
have special guidance in all their af
fairs, because they have come into ti e
family of God. Put even those wh
are aliens nnd strangers may pay hom
age in the presence of the grer.t Kinz
Jut as only the citizen of a country
may have the ballot or other priv ;;!: s
of citizenship, but the foreigner may
uncover his bend, hail the ruler and
acknowhflge bL-ssing enjoyed, even
though he h.n i. nt become a citivu
and des not enjoy the privileges of tl.-
A beautiful and appropriate ni'toni
prevails in the Unit'-d States the set
ting apart of the last Thur-d iv in en h
November ns a day of sipeelal tliank
pivhig to God for the harvest loii jit
and all the bSesing of the j-nr paf.
With the majority it hn: deter:omti-.
Into u mere formalism a holiday. The
cause of tills Is the growth of un!--Iief.
ninl unl-ellrf has crown with high
er education: f..r the educated. rp'!:.-d
by the false ph tures of the Almighty,
hare turned from the (Sod of the P.jl !e
and from any conception of a penoti;il
God. and are fitru'tiiig ti e flower of
the rising generation in innd-Uty. un
belief in the p.ible we rr.l.-l.t almost
say, i:i atheism.
This Is thr. Key to the situation. The
only way ba k P (!. t f.iith. -..ri-tentment.
thankgivlnir. I through the
dissemination of the knowIIge of th"
glory of God. that He Is a G.l ..f
I.ove, that His mercy rndnrefh f"r
evcr. that He has only 1 cm II U al
ratlon In the gathering of tfie Chur. h.
and that eventually it h.i:i rxtend t
every creature, during ilessiah's Th. hi
st nd-Year Peign.
Let us not wait for denominational
movement. whi-h wi'.l nev-r come.
I.ct us en h fel a personal r.i-.risi
I'ility. I-t each one v h" reeir-! li.-
bh-ssing 'Vliow f.rth the prai of
Ilim who allel ti out of darkness
Into His marvelous light. I t ea !
one who appr--iate the true t-.i of
thankfulness report tlie Mesac of t!u;
Kingdom to other", that th'-y, to-), may
The Hible. IioTverer, doe not lead us
to Ii.;e for any such condition nt the
pr.xent time. On the contrary. It tell
thnt the present unlieHef and d.seoti
tent v;i:i Jr.Teise, and will 'nrr.lve t!i?
entire world In a Time of Trouble, the
climax of which nil! !e .marshy.
"His Mercy Erd'jretH Forever."
However, the Itil.ie pro"eod t tcTl
that In man's extremity, n I en fair'i
shall have largely flI from the world,
when disi-nntiMit shall have P:rt l-.fo
anarchy, when the present il fal
rlc shall have coi;ap-d. then SwI trlil,
nevertheless, be merciful; for His mer
cy endureth forever.
God's incry v id then mari;'efe.I
in the pr.unpt establisimient of the
Mesi:inie Kingdom. Man's extrin:t.r
will l Gods opimrtuiiify for sfiotrir
forth His great n.ercy .m l Jove; f.r l
loved the world w!i.-n they were jet
sinners. Komans T. s.
Let Us Be Thankful.
If onr hearts have r.--t l-en over
come by the tidal waves of ur.!s!ief
sweeping over the world, it is a can.,
for gratitude to God. and for a res..; j.
Hon that, by His grace, we wi'l k
to know Him Is-fter, appreciate Him
more, and Increase onr thankfulness.
If we have a faith that re-ognis Hi
vine providence, es;-laily In the af
fairs of the Church, and also In the af
fairs of the world, let us l- cr.itcf'i?.
and If t us reniemlwr that faith can lj
cultivated or can t dwarf.1.
Wltli the dis. jpls of old I-t u rr:,.r.
"Iord. increase our falfh"; and let ns
use ti e means the I.rd has provi.l l
for the increase of our faith. I-et us
note in Gods Word tlie fulfilment ,.f
His promises and the application of
the P. riptures to our own j-ei-son.il ex
lerien' C". It us grow in nppre i.i
tion of the truths of the P.ible. In In
creased energy in the study of th I'-i-ble
ncd In the application of Its Mes
sage to our own hearts. It us also zrrr
In increased thankfulness and cft.rt to
show forth the praises of the Iyrd
and to assist others out of d.irkiie-n
into the light which we ourselves ar.j
more nud more enjoying.
Whie we are not to think of GI
In the way we .lo of man. that He
would ! aindlarly hurt it f lr:iil er
offendiI or h.ippitied. nevertheless we
know that in.; n was made in Sl's
image. We are jusfi!iil, therefore, la
issum.ug that as we would nppreelaie
thankfulness, gratitude. In the heart
of those who nre sharers of o:r lu ti
tles our children or our servants . r
fur dumb animals so God Is sur ly
pleased w ith those who are ai'pre-!i-
live of His goodness, who think i'n
Ills favors and who make acknowl
edgment of them, who evk to hor
forth His praises lo others and n!m by
faith ire trusting Hitu even where
they cinnot trace Him.
O Give Thanks to Cod!
My hope Is that not only the au.p-
ence I am now addressing will hive a
very happy and appreciative TL.u-.ks-
giving Iiy on Thursday next, hn?
that the same blessing may ester:. I to
nil of the larger congregation wl.ih I
address weekly t.'irongh th public
press. Kvcn if but a fev shad !
made more thankful to God for III
mercies, that few, I ans s;:re. will b
made more happy tliemse! ves. uior)
pleasing to (SihI. And If they I let
already of His consecrated pi.pl... I
am sure that th- grntlfude arisicg
from t"ieir hearts In sweet Incense (
our Mf.ker will react upon themselves
favorably arid he'p I hem to that ron
dition of heart aid mind in nlii- h th"T
might '.oco'ii" lej'y and aci-ep!.ri' si -rift.-cs
to Go-l throub Jems Chrjf.
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