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MONDAY, MAY 4, 1914.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Che plattsmouth journal
Published 8 em l-W oekly at Plattsmouth, Nebr.
Entered at the Postofflce at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subscription Price; S1.50 Per Year In Advanoe
Just three months till the pri
mary election. Plenty of time to
get in your work, boys.
We would suggest that Gover
nor Morehead set apart a special
day for the swatting of flies.
Cattle firm, sheep 10 cents
higher, hogs a little stronger,
and eggs 15 cents. The lmbo
organizers will soon be out of a
In't forget the road dragging
proposition. The farmer who
fails to do this work along hi
own place is certainly a poor ex
Everything i- being put m
readiness for the carnival, and it
is a sure go now beginning on
11, and continues
We have not heard of any can
didates tiling on the bull moose
ticket in Cass county. Hut
there's plenty of time yet. Brace
A great many inquiries art
made as to the date of the pri
mary election. It is the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in
August August S.
My boy, don't get discouraged
about your farm work. The boy
who are on their wav to Mexico
will find a number of jobs that
are worse than milking cows.
Candidates for representative
in this county seem to be a little
slow about coming to the front
What's the matter, boys? There
is J?I0 a day in it for sixty days
There are at least five demo
cratic candidates for governor,
and about the same number of
republicans, and there is no tell
ing how many bull moosers, but
it would seem that none of them
but one or two have had the
courage to file.
And now the packers are using
the parcel post. They are send
ing butter, hams, bacon and other
products, anil are enlarging their
packages. The number of pack
ages received from the packers
has been noticeable since the
first of the year.
George W. Jlerge gives his op
ponents to understand that he is
in the race to win the democratic
nomination for governor. And we
are prepared to wager our last
dollar that he comes nearer get
ting the nomination for governor
than Hill Price does for congress
And now it is rumored that
Ross Hammond, editor of the
Fremont Tribune, and also hold
ing down the revenue collector's
nfiice, is a candidate for the re
publican nomination for gover
nor. It looks now as though Ross
would stay in the collector's office
for some time yet, awaiting the
appointment of some democrat to
take his place.
Governor Morehead is the ideal
democratic candidate for con
gress, and withal the most pop
ular man that has appeared for
the place for many years. That's
the reason the republicans up
around Lincoln are trying so
hard, with a few disgruntled
democrats, to defeat him for the
nomination, but they "can't cut
the mustard." The fact is he is
the only democrat that there is
any show to elect.
THE PRESIDENT'S CRITICS.
Nntririiin- the nresiilenf. will not
heln solve I he Mexican nroblem.
Denouncing his Mexican uolicvl
will not help solve it. Abusing
-ur. urvan win not neip sone u.
Rejoicing over the defection of
r.nir.i D7.1 will iwt heln solve it
Cnllmsr Vill.i ;i murderous bandit
will th t ho n s. v.. . A Mack iter
the administration for what it did
last year or last month or last
week will not help solve it, says
the New York World
It is easy enough to say that
the president "blundered into
war. lhousands of disinterest
ed and honest Americans believi
it to be a fact
Hut we shall not
blunder out of war, and nothing
. . .. ..
is to he gamed by tinuing lauit
with the president for what no
human power can now remedy
What is past is past.
The Indiana republicans at
heir state convention last Thurs
day assailed the president's
Mexican policy and then solemnly
pledged their precious support to
the government in whatever "it
may undertake for the vindica
tion of the nation's honor or th
nauon s rignis in .Mexico or else
where." This represents th
cheapest and shoddiest brand of
patriotism which can be put upon
ine Worm is hv no means
convinced that a different Mexi
can policy in Washington would
necessarily have had a different
etnling. the crisis might havi
i i i
neen postponed, mil 11 is Hot a
U'k of statesmanship am
patriotism in Washington which
has brought about the present
filiation in Mexico, n is a lack
of statesmanship and patriotism
Whether we like it or whether
we ilislike it. we are a in this
mess together, and notliiuir re
mains jut to see it through.
Criticising the president for what
he does or does not do lodav i
proper enough, hut criticising
him for what he did or did not do
last week or last month or lasl
year is only making the difficult
ask more difficult.
As the case now stands, the
effect of their nagging is to de
lude lluerta into the belief that
the American people as a whole
lire not united in support of
President Wilson, and that tin
goernnieni, at Washington can
be bluffed by a coallion of Mexi
cans and anti-Wilson Americans.
Such a delusion might add to the
list of killed and wounded, but it
is certain to be exploded what
ever the cost.
And still Ross Hammond holds
on to the revenue col loci ir'
office, drawing the salary thai
properly belongs to some good
democrat. All on account of the
contrariness of the powers thai
sit in Washington and view the
discontent they have rendered
iinong the Nebraska democrats
in consequence. In less than an
other year we will see what such
work has brought forth.
That illigitiniale haul ling-, the
Nebraska Republican, seems lo
have started a fight on Governor
Morehead, but we are glad lo
note that the governor is paying
no more attention to its "bark
ings than the whiinnerimr of
1 -year-old puppy. The governor
is wise in this.
Too many election
ItlW S 1 1 I
formed, apparently, with the pur-
po.e of discouraging decent men
from the exercise
OI me Iran-
As long; as some people see a
few dollars in a proposition they
f . i 't i i u . . : . i i. I
are lur 11. vv ueii ouiwhih-, uitii
Psow it is said that Mayor Dahl-
nian is to be the next postmaster
of Omaha. Good enough! This
win keep someone eise ies ue -
II 1 1 .....
serving in uie naciigrounu, vv.ie.e
they belong, and have nothing l
recommend them for such a rc-
sponsible position, and whose
mitt is always extended lor a
There are some people in this
ire opposing the
auministrauon m meir acuon m
Mexico because the aununistra-
tlon IS democratic. IhlS IS llll-
pal l'lol 1C. lor W henever I lie
American Hag is assailed we are
all Americans, and every citizen
should lend his unqualified sup
port to whoever it may be.
We are in favor of a united
democracy in Nebraska. And if
I hose fellows at Washington will
I. i iii i
use a milt' Juu-mt'"1 l,K-v nnul
understand what will unite it.
I llnf not hv allovviti'' pci m hi ira n s
to continue drawing salaries that
properlv belong to democrats. If
they keep on with their monkey
business a few months longer if
will be all up with the party in
We are opposed to I he national
primary election scheme. It al
readv has proved a dismal failure
in some of the states that have
the slate-wide primary system.
and unless it can be conducted
more systematically as a measure
in the slate, how would it he in
I he nation at large. In this mai
ler we are uniquivocaiiv in
favor of stales rights. The gen
eral government has taken too
many rights away from the peo
ple already that belong- to the in
nviuuai siaies. ami ecry session
ni congress inev insist on kikiii.
more, until alter a while ihev win
hae none at all.
A good man is always popular
with the people. Governor More-
head has won the confidence am
respect of the people ot ,c-
hraska lor the very ahle manner
in which he ha-
lale affairs, and he will no doubt
hae the record of being anion;,
the ablest and best governors tin
laie ever had. that is the rea-
n he is suit- of the nomination
for congress in the First district.
After which he will lie sure of
election, because the farmer, tin
merchant, the laborer and voters
in general are sure that he will
be a representative on whom we
can all look with pride.
Tl is charged that the miners
causing the trouble m Colorado
are for the most part foreigners
and that the majority of them are
Greeks and veteran.; of'llie li.il-
an war. i i a ors ia e ii'nii'j i
these people to tlie point of re-
volt by preaching discontent and
revolulion. Thev have been lold
thai, ihe mine are hv riehi their
and that it was robbery for the
owners of the mines lo work
. . ll
lliem for themselves. Such
preaching- naturally brought
these warlike elements info oneii
revolt, which has resnlle.l in lhe
- - - - i
oss ol maiiv ive the . rne
a . . . U
lion of vast amounts of mining
properlv and has brought trreal
distress to the miners them-
selves and their families. The j
case shows plainly enough that
o re are too many agitators try-
ing lo slir up trouble where la-
borers have been contented and
at peace with I heir enmlovers.
I here m loo much oratory by
... . .
people who ought lo be at work.
If Ihoe who have professed to be
Naders for labor would let the
laboring man alone in manv in-
lanees there would be more
tiMiMl'V fi if Ih f 1 :i 1 w ir 5 n re mnn n nt I
his rinnlnyci;. Honest,
labor should not be taxed one
CPnt lo O.IV aaihllms of tllP r V.
REMEMBER DECORATION DAY
Lcd by tne same bravt.
nfe and drum corps that ent
them nn intn Dm inmi-,. .r h:
singing" death. Iifl
years asu. we see lodav the Io
IMailK,01. of the tJrami Armv
the ju.public swing down Ih
utreet, not with the light elasli.
si0iis of half .i eonlmv .-. h.il
with t0iterjn,.. though ltrnud
iooisiens. we watch l hem as
1 I- A . .
iney jiass ana note with a pang
more or less keen, according i
our interest, how thin are th
ranus mat still lace the grim
batteries of all destroying tiim
The ( Wand Army of the Repub-
,. j lua..,.llillsr ..:,,. ,,v .....
spirit of Father Abraham, which
led them out "three hundrec
thousand strong" back in '01. For
lour years Ihev laceu sudden
death and swift destruction In
fore the cannon and musket and
saber, giving the sacrifice gladlv
to preserve the Union of slate?
they loved as their nation. For
five decades inee then thev have
faced to the front, facing what
ever nas threatened that same
nauon just as nraveiv and in a
manner no less creditable.
An all conquering' army, tin
find but one foe they cannot con
quer, one redouhl Ihev will never
carry. Marching on. laces to tin
front, the scythe of the grim
reaper lime is ever busy thin
ning the ranks.
We of a younger generation
think, mayhap, we would have tin
courage and uie pairiousni n
ie ourselves lo a i'aiif like un
to the ofie which brought this
Grand Army into existence. We
hope it is true, and if the neces
sity ever arises trust that we will
not be found wanting. Hut we
al.-o hope and trust that we shall
not lie put to Uie test.
Hut we know that these totler-
i.ng, gray haired men in I he shiny
coals of blue did meet he test
ami came forth worthv to be
honored for the part' they bore.
So let us give them the honor
they hae earned as they si ill
march on, unlil the last of the
old Guard has fallen and the
Gra'd Armv of the Republic
marches on only in the memory
of those who knew and loved
in mind that another
lieeoralion Day is rapidly ap
proaching, and that it is the duty
of every citizen to assist the few
remaining old veterans in re
membering their dead comrades.
If. is a duly you owe to I he few
remaining old 1hvs who fought to
ive the old Hag, as well as those
who sleep their last sleep. Let's
make this Decoration Day one
long; (o be remembered, within
the spirit of the patriotic citizens
We are very sorry that we are
" publishing the Journal in ac-
cordance with the desires of
some neopie. ine PUSiuess oi
running fhe Journal is our busi-
uess, and if we were to run il
the way some of these critics
would have il. vc would soon
have no business to run. .We
nave neen suecessiui ny aueuu-
1 .. . . 11... I
H"" t ur business, strictly, and
we would suggest that they
take a few doses of the same kind
f medicine and Await the result-
l - . ' 1 . I . . i I II...... 1 . . . ....ki.k
it migiii ncneiu. mem, uie .sane.-
lls it done us
Henrv Ford, the automobile
man, has notified his employes
that they must not live in squalid
lenaments or rooming houses
Married men who keep boarders
in their homes and single .men
who live in insanitary crowded
quarters will lose their jo
Since he has engaged to pay them
enormous wages it is evident that
he means to have them improve
their scale of living accordingly
TViilolimw li rn-n lmnn : I pi llf
bat'kward this snrinsr. but with
patience and plenty of water we
aro ciit-u hnvs nl Ip.tI n h.llf
Eloquent Dlscoiirso on Ilia Spe
cial Gall of Christ's Church.
ANOINTED TO BE KINGS.
lesus tho Hend Tho Chinch iUt loly.
Special Training Tor Olfice Wha
May Qualify For Election Tornia ami
Conditions to Be Mot Patient Con-ti.;'-a.oce
In Well-cloinjj Clwirnctor
likeness to Christ tho Nocary
Qualification Suffering With Christ.
Three Classes That tnter Race For
Pri7.e Onlw Ono Will Do 3uccc8ful.
Now York City.
M:iy 1 as tor
Kussell Wits lit
home totln. v. iunl la
the forenoon occu
pied the rostrum
of his Temple
Theater on West
just o(T Uroadway.
The Temple U
of l'astor Russell's
m.i of Creation. It was here th; t this
charininsly Instmctire Story of the Ta
ble in Moving Pictures v.-rts launclnsl
last January, r.nd it Is still being ox-Iiliti-1
to larco audiences, every sift-
nooir and eveninir, Wumlays incluJed.
VLc:i the Pastor is absent from the
city on Sundays, The Temple pulpit is
occupied in the forenoon by one of his
RecVrs f Pastor Russell's world
wide, syndicated sermons are familiar
with the rapid increase of productions
of tbe Story of tho Ihble in 151ms, pano
ramas. to., as exhibited in his Crea
tion Drama, it boimr produced now In
the principal cities of the country.
l'astor Russell's theme tins forenoon
Avas based upon the text: "It any man
will come after Mo, lot him deny him
self, take up his cross and follow Me."
God purposed from before tho foun
dation of the world, said the l'astor, to
establish a Kingdom for the blessing
o all mankind. In His infinite Wis
dom the Almighty had foreseen the en
trance of sin and its penalty of death.
lie aiso knew His own great Plan
whereby He would set aside this curse
of death and bring in a blessing to the
whole human family.
This Kingdom, the raptor explained,
is to be different from any other in
that its Monarch will be not only a
King, but also a Priest. Tor this rea
son, he iieciarcu, ennst is sau to ue
a Priest after the Order of Me.chize-
dek, who was a priest upon his throne.
Christ is to be both King and Priest
at the same time. His anointing with
the Holy Spirit nt Jordan was to rep
resent His induction iuto the place of
favor where in due time He would be
tha authorize! King and Priest, recog
nised as such by the Almighty God.
The Pastor then showed that the con
dition upon which God would appoint
any one to the o'lice of King and
Priest was this: The one accounted
worthy of this high honor must lirst
demonstrate his obedience to tie Fa
ther even unto death an obedience
that would respond to any requirement
that the Father might please. When
Jesus made a consecration of Himself
at Jordan, He offered Himself to meet
the conditions. As He said of Himself
later, "I came not to do Mine own
will, but the will of My Father."
The work to be done was first to
provtj Himself worthy to be the great
King, the great Priest; and thus He
would bo given authority to bless the
world. Secondly, this very sacrifice of
Himself, by which He would demon
strate His worthiness to be the great
Priest upon His Throne would be a
Siu-o3erii!g on behalf oC humanity, to
pay tbe Ransom-price for the world,
ami thus to set aside legally and justly
the penalty which God had pronounced
against Adam and which affected all
The l'astor next pointed out Jesus'
steps in fulfilment of God's Plan. At
the age of thirty years our Lord conse
crated Himself to do the Father's will,
saying, as foretold by the Psalmist.
"Lo, I ccme: in the volume of the P.ook
it is written of Me. I delight to do Thy
will, O My God!" (Psalm 40:7, 8.)
i"i:en for three and a half years the
Master was thoroughly tested to dem
onstrate that He had really meant all
that He said when He made that con
secration Vow unto God. When on
Calvary He cried, "It is finished," He
referred to His demonstration of loyal
ty and obedience to the Father's will.
His fulness of laying down His life in
the Father's service. His work as Pur
chaser of the world, was finished.
Tho Gospel Call.
Continuing his argument, the Pastor
declared that God raised Jesus from
tht dead on the third day in order that
JJe might he a Prince and a Savior.
(Acts-5:30. 31.) Dut although more
thii it eighteen centuries have passed
since 'then, the world Is still unsaved.
The speaker then showed that during
this time God has been calling a class
out of the world for a special puipose.
This special cell of the Gospel Age is
to the effect that cs many as hear this
Message are privileged to become,
upon certain conditions, members of
this special class whicU God is eelect-
fng-this "P.ody of Christ, which Is the
Tho Pastor (hen slated the terms and
' i Mid i I Ini i i upon which any one is eligi
ble to membership In the Body of
Christ: The Father gives the invita
tion while tho High Calling of this Age
is open, lie nominates those who ac
cept tin cull, but each must elect hhn-
t.eif by compliance with the terms and
conditions. The speaker explained that
the call is a drawing toward God a
ilt-aho to come near to Him. Some
Ini fts It from birth, others get It at
lli. lr toother's knee, others through n
hyinii, a book, through hearing the
H rtjii ui en, etc. Whatever thus ioints
. Christ an the Way to God consti
tutes a call, an Invitation.
WrflMng In tho Narrow Way.
'I hohn who have heard tho call, con
IIihoiI the I 'list or, must learn that the
Unit M-p l.i to turn away from sin.
.Wm lli.-y must learn that God has
in,. do provision through the death of
lll.i Hon whereby hins may be forgiven.
To I hose who take these two Hteps the
HiiUor t.tti?, "It any man will come
niter Me, let him deny himself, take
up' his cross and follow Me." The
rpeiiLcr explained thut to deny one's
nclf Is to rive over one's self-Biifficien-cy,
one's desire to do his own will, and
,.,.,...i.l li.vli.i.il Illrfr.o u-lll Tt
i M loo if ti... ,n m.d died- ho
Is no longer his own. He has died to
all earthly ambitions, hopes, aims and
deslres, and receives in their stead new dent zea, ,ove ana earnestness to gala
ambitions, hopes, alms and desires. the great prize of Jobnt-helrship with
The Pastor next showed what it is to Christ in the Messianic Kingdom,
take up the cross. One Just starting These different classes, the Pas-tor
in the narrow way to life will not declared, are all one Body at the pres
know what his cross is to be. But ent time; for all are called in the one
gradually he will perceive that it is the hope of their calling, and there is no
crossing of self-will with the Divine decision yet as to the two classes. All
will. This will be manifest in various who receive the Holy Spirit are one
ways, which may not be fully under- company now. But at the end of this
stood at first; but if the consecration Age the great Master will make the di
wsis genuine, every trial will sooner or vision between the two classes of vir
later prove to be a blessing, and the gins between the wise and the foolish,
child of God will learn to rejoice in between the Great Company and the
what once seemed to be tribulation. Little Flock. At tbe present time, how
Then the l'astor explained what is ever, all who are begotten of the Holy
meant by following Christ. This slg- Spirit belong to the probationary Body
nifies patient continuance in bearing Gf Christ But after the division shall
the cross. The one walking in the nar- have been made, only the Little Flo. k
row way must demonstrate to Divine will be of the permanent Body of
satisfaction that the character is fixed
for truth, loyalty to God, to His Word,
to the principles of righteousness.
This does not mean that the flesh is
to be perfected, the Pastor claimed,
but the New Creature the new will.
God well knows th: in fallen human
nature there dwells no perfection.
Whatever is done in spite of one's en
deavors to do right results from fleshly
weakness, and is not counted as sin.
But whatever wrong is done willingly
is sin. The weaknesses of the flesh, of
the fallen nature, are covered with the
robe of Christ's righteousness. There
fore it is the New Creature's privilege
to go on from grace to grace, thus be
coming more and more a copy of God's
dear Son, our Lord and Savior.
Tho Church, Which Is Christ's Body.
According to the Pastor, all who have
taken these steps have come into the
Body of Christ, tho Church, which is
composed of all begotten of the Holy
Spirit. These were begotten of the
Spirit at the moment when they pre-
sented their bodies living sacrifices in
Jesus' name. Then they were lmme-
diately accepted of God and became
members in the Body of Christ, all of
whom have the same anointing as that
of the Head of the Church.
In the case of the Apostles there was
a particular manifestation on the day
of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit, which
had first como upon Jesus the Head,
on that day flowed down upon the
shoulders, so to speak, the Apostles
lIng the first members of the Bodv.
Since then, all who come into the Bodv
come under the same anointing, as
members in particular of the Body of
Christ, related to Jesus as New Crea
tures in Christ, to whom old things
have passed away and all things be
come new. We are not to speak nor
to think lightly of any one whom God
accepts into this Body and who has,
through consecration, received the be
getting of the Holy Spirit.
The Glorified Body of Christ.
The Spirit-begotten Body of Christ,
the Pastor thinks, will not be alto-
pother tho Body of Christ in glory,
Jle believes that some who are now
on probation will prove to be un-
worthy to be members in that glorious
Body. Only those who, after having
1 eeii begotten of the Holy Spirit, shall
press faithfully on to the end of their
course, will become the real kings and
priests of the future. He then ex-
plained why some will fail to make
their calling and election sure to per-
manent membership in the Body of
Christ These, he declared, will be of
i V i .
two classes. One class who fail to
make their calhng and election sure
to membership in the glorified Body of
rhnst are those who turn away from
the holy commandment, who re urn to
wallowing in the mire of sin. lor this
class, St. Peter says, there remains
Second Death. (2 Peter 2:17. 21, 22.)
These have had all their share of the
blessing and have misused them; and
so there is nothing further for them in
Tho other class who also fail to
reach the goal of membership in the
glorified Body of Christ are those who
have . neither denied the Lord that
bought them nor returned to wallow
ing In the mire of sin, but who have
lacked zeal. These have failed to per-
severe so faithfully in the narrow way
that the Father could count them cop
ies of His Son Jesus and receive them
to the Heavenly Throne and glory.
These are- variously ' pictured in the
Bible. In one of our Lord's parables
they are designated "foolish virgins."
Tho Pastor then explained briefly the
import of this parable. The word vir
gin mcar.s pure one. The entire Church
of Christ is pure. The wise virgins are
those of the Church w ho will use pres-
ent opportunities and blessings ea wise-
ly that they will make their calling and
election sure. They will be wise enough
to lay aside every weight and beset
ting sin, and run with patience the
race set before tbem. Tho foolish vir
gins are those who, after having given
up the world and having accepted
Christ, will nevertheless try to hold
on to the world, while walking slow
ly toward the IiOrd. If this class keep
on in the narrow way at all, they
will eventually bo conquerors, yet they
will not be those "more than conquer
ors" to whom abundant entrance into
the Kingdom will be granted.
These foolish virgins have been nil
their lifetime subject to bondage he
cause of their fear of death of the
flesh tho old nature. They are riot
courageous enough to follow the Lnmb
whithersoever He goeth, although they
are loyal, faithful. These, the Pastor
believes, will get the secondary prize.
Instead of being on the Throne with
our Iord, they will be before the
Throne; Instead of wearing the crown,
they will have only a palm branch.
When the foolish virgins shall have
passed through the great tribulation
mentioned in Revelation 7, they will be
a grand class. But they might be la
the highest class If they were more
zealous. It remains with themselves
to make their calling and election su re
nominated them, but they fail of
election because they fall to have sulli-
Christ the Church in glory, clothed
with glory, honor, and immortality.
Suffering With Christ.
Next the Pastor discussed various
texts which declare that all the follow
ers of Christ must suffer in the flesh,
even as Jesus suffered. He pointed out
the nature of our Lord's sufferings,
who was misunderstood, slandered,
misrepresented, etc. While the follow
ers of Jesus cannot possibly expect to
suffer in all the ways that the Master
suffered, nevertheless they have sim
ilar experiences to His. It is a mis
taken Idea, the speaker maintained, to
believe that suffering is a sign of Di
vine displeasure. No Christian thinks
that the Father was displeased with
our Redeemer; on the contrary, as the
Scriptures say, Jesus was holy, hann-
less and separate from sinners. And
yet our Lord suffered much it pleased
God to bruise Him, to put Ulm to
grief, to put Him to shame.
The thought is not that the Father
took pleasure in the sufferings of His
Son, but that in the great Divine Plan
It seemed wisest and best that Ho
should subject the Son to severe tests
In order that both angels and men.
looking back at Jesus' experiences
from Jordan to Calvary, could see that
He was faithful unto death; and in or-
der that the reward of Jesus' obedi-
ence might be manifest that all might
see the condition upon which God
gives His choicest blessings. To all
eternity this will be an Incentive to
-W who may have the opportunity of
serving God; such will know that who
ever renders service to Him and en
dures Buffering for righteousness sako
will have the spirit of glory rest upon
him and will be amply rewarded.
The l'astor then dwelt at length upon
the privilege of suffering with Christ.
He quoted Scripture to demonstrate
that only those who suffer with Christ
shall reign with Him. Those who are
dead with Christ shall live with nim
on the spiritual plane, partakers of His
Divine nature, sharers of His glory.
All these blessings are conditional
upon their demonstrating that they aro
worthy to be members of His Body.
and are actuated by His spirit. Some
are privileged to suffer more than do
others. In presenting this thought, the
Pastor used the diamond as an illustra-
tion. A large diamond requires much
more polishing than does a small dla-
mond; yet a large diamond is worthy of
mucn Polishing. Our Lord and St. Paul
were laree diamonds. Therefore they
wert S"Jccffd ,to mucu nation,
m"c difliculty. In order that they
forth TJ""7 rQ
praises of Him who called them to His
The Pastor concluded his discourse
b cam attcntlon to the wonde
blessmK3 and prlvlIege8 tbat are com.
ta to tue Wf)rld
rrpsv1 ..nnTrltlIrt ht,
lnb, "f" w"VMnii. .k1 ,
uuJects. bu especially upon tho Word
- uiwuicu iimi vj oil j,ev-
plo eee as never before the lengths.
breadths, heights and depths of God's
character and Plan; and that even the
world are coming to see something of
His goodness and His wonderful ar
rangements. The eyes of the world
are opening more and more widely.
and the delusions that have been upon
world are ranidlv disannearlnir.
This is the dawning of a New Day.
llnf wltli Virt U..1.1.
V ., ...
" ,1" i.uuiijr. num v.ou
fiV "S, a ,?ertain amount of tbe n"ht
Ul j-iuiu, it is ror us to demonstrate
whether or not we appreciate it. and
whether or not5 we have been loyal to
what .we have received. If we take
the steps of appreciation and obedi
ence, we thus evidence our readiness
for more light And so we may go
frm STace to STace' from knowledge
to . knowledge, from creeping like a
, ld to talking "be a man until we
a11 come to the full stature of a man
iu lonsc Jesus.
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