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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1914)
Win. Sharp left the fore part of
the wpok for a thh I y : (Jays' visit
with relatives ut Armella, Mont.
Horn To Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Thun, who reside northwest of
town, Friday, August 7, a ten
Horn To Mr. and Mrs. Ghas.
Root, who reside four miles south
of town, Thursday, August th, an
Mrs. (S. W. King- and Mrs.
Webster and children of Univer
sity place were guests at the home
of Mrs. .1. II. I.alrom the latter
part of the week.
Mrs. A. II. Yanlandingham and
daughter. Miss Myrtle Lyell, went
to Plattsmouth today (Friday) for
a few days' visit at the home of
Mrs. F.ugene Setz.
Samuel Vaughn arrived home
from Vermont, Illinois, today
(Friday. His brother. Franklin
Vaughn, of Rushville, Illinois, ac
companied him for a s-hort visit.
We just recently heard it re
ported that unless the roads and
bridges in this district are put in
better shape that Cass county
misht have a lawsuit on her
A. H. Vanlandingham shipped a
carload of stock to St. Joseph Mo..
Monday. He then went to Monroe
and Palmyra. Mo., for a ten days'
visit with relatives.
Mrs. Agnes McDonald, accom-
panieii i.y .Mrs. iietsrown oi uni
versity Place, left Wednesday of
this week for a trip through the
Yellowstone National park, and
will also visit Frank Hursh and
family at Kimberiy. Idaho, before
returning home. Any telephone
rent can be paid at the bank while
Mrs. Mcli-mald is away.
A man was here Sunday looking
oer the mill with a view to swap
H. L. Thomas has moved into
the Win. Schliehtemeier house
this week, as J. E. Harming and
family are expected back shortly
Peter Johnson, who lives on the
Win. Schl ichtemier place north of
town, had a twelve acre field of
oats that threshed out 71 busli
els per acre.
Several people from bere at
tended the funeral of Mis. Mar-
piardt at Avoca, Sunday. Her
death followed the severe burns
she received the Wednesday be
fore. Will August left Monday after
noon for Kansas City, from where
he expects to go over to Jerico
Springs, Mo., for a visit to his
parents and brother.
Marshall Piatt requests us to
kindly ask the public to stage all
fights, near tights or hectic gab
fests after six o'clock in the even
ing, so to can be present.
Dr. C. W. (Way, wife and little
daughter, drove down from Lin
coln Saturday morning and visit
ed with the editor and family
until Monday. The Doctor is a
brother of Mrs. Long.
The remains of Mrs. Conis
peteron of Heaver Cily were
shipped in here Tuesday and
buried in Mt Pleasant cemetery.
Rev. Van Huren conducted the
services. The family resided in
Cass county for a good many
years, moving to Furnas county
in 189 i.
Two skeletons were found in the
hill quarry Wednesday afternoon,
being uncovered by the steam
shovel. They were adults and had
no doubt been there for man
years. They lay side by side on
lop of the hill in a grave -about
two feet deep and had been cover
ed with a number of flat rocks.
The bones were very brittle and
crumbled easily, ttie skulls of
each being flattened and crushed.
The supposition is that they were
Jacobson was the
zuest of Miss Katherine Richey at
Omaha over Sunday.
We are sorry to report the ill
ness of Mrs. C. G. Clifford, who is
suffering from a severe attack of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peterson
"visited over Sunday at Fremont
with Mrs. Peterson's parents, re
turning home Tuesday evening.
Buck Cline is taking a two
weeks' lay off, and left Tuesday
for Colorado, where lie will spend
a part of the time on his father's
Mrs. Edward Fiddock and four
children, of Flsie, Nebr., are here
visiting the former's sisters, Mrs.
P. C. Stander and Mrs. Edith Shy-
Adam Renlschler went to Oma-
ha Mondav to see his wife who is
recovering from a recent serious
operation. He reports her getting
along nicely, and expects that
she will return home in about ten
Miss I.ora Lorenzer. of Clin-
ton, Iowa, who is returning from
led trin through the Yel-
lowstone National Park, visited
her ol.i collejre friend. Mrs. II. C.
Yant, this week. She was met in
Om.h:i Tnesdav bv Mr. Yant.
Mr. and Mrs. H. X. Taylor re-
port the arrival of two grand-
children, a son born to Mr. and
Mrs. Weslev Talor on Saturday,
August 8th, and a daughter to Mr.
and Mrs Charles sinnard on An-
gust Dili. The Courier extend-
)p.l. I.. I'oik imus lime aside
from his practice to look after the
management of his farm a mile
south of Louisville ami extracts
a great deal of pleasure out of
watching the corn grow. This
year the doctor says his corn crop
is something to be proud of and
he expects to show his friends
corn that will make Oft bushels to
the acre. He was in town one
day this week proudly exhibit in;
a stalk of corn that measured
over I i leet m iieignt ami eigiu
feet to the first ear. The doctor
says lie has plenty more just as
tall. The recent rains, he says.
come just in time to assist the
ears in tilling properly and in
suring a bumper crop.
Mrs. Mary pool left Tuesday foi
Ottawa, Kans.. for a two weeks'
visit with her brother. Will Hur-
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Domingo an
rejoicing over the birth of a son
at their farm home north of town
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Foltz of So.
Omaha came down Saturday even
ing for a couple of weeks' visit at
the Hird Dawson home.
Mrs. J. M. Hird of Armstrong.
Hritish Columbia, arrived Satur
day for a month's visit with her
sister, Mrs. M. J. Wickersham
Ed. Murphy is enjoying a visit
from his brother, Joe, who has
been in the regular army. He
has served his time and expects
to retire from army life.
Horn, to Mr. and Mrs. John
Robinson, August 11, a son. All
concerned, including pa John and
grandpa E. E. Day are gelling
along O. K.
Miss Catherine Gibson arrived
Sunday morning from Los Ange
les, Calif., where she is attend
ing school, for a short visit with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Mrs. James McNamee and her
daughters, the Misses Mabel and
Maude, returned Tuesday even
ing from their three weeks' visit
in Illinois. They report hot and
dry weather there and crops
Mrs. Dan Walker and daugh
ter, Lucile came in Saturday from
Welloughly, Ohio, for a visit with
relatives and long time friends.
Mrs. Walker will be remembered
by some as Miss Iona Woodward.
She is on her way to California
to make her home there with her
husband who has been in that
stale for three years on account
of his health.
i- Ledger. J
Miss Elma Chase of Omaha, a
niece of Itev. W. A. Taylor and
wife, came Monday to visit a few
days at the Taylor home.
FM Eaton departed Tuesday for
Fhonias, Okla., intending to spend
a month visiting relatives at that
place and other points on this old
Mrs. H. R. Lessel arrived Wed-
nesday from Olean, Mo., to spend
ome time visiting relatives and
friends in this town and vicinity
and enjoy the old settlers' reunion. I
J. M. Barlow, who has resided
in this vicinity for some time, will
depart this week for Weiser,
Idaho, with intention of making a
permanent home there for himself
and his family.
James P. Comer of Alma,
Neb., a former resident of this
'cinity, came. last week and mjide a
.visit, at the Grimes home, north-
east of this village, and called on
his numerous friends here
Henry M. Pollard and wife am
son, George, of Xehawka, changer
cars here Tuesday, starting on the
join ney to Vermont to make a few
weeks' .visit with relatives at Mr
Pollock's boyhood home
I John R. Pierson and wife arriv-
led home Tuesday night from their
few weeks' vacation, which they
spent at the lakes in Wisconsin
They report a splendid time and
appear to have been greatly bene
fitted by the invigorating northern
Chas. W. Frans arrived home
Wednesday morning from Canyon
City, Tex., where he was looking
after his properly interests. While
here he disposed of his Texas land
which he had bought a few year-
ago, and he will hereafter be one
of Nebraska's -permanent
Herman Comer's team gave the
citizens a free exhibition on Ihe
street Tuesday evening, running
north past the Ledger office until
thev collided with Fred Young's
load of pears, then headed into
Roy Upton's fence and stuck. 1 In
run was short but furious, but the
only damage was a smashed wheel
on Young's wagon and free dis
tribution of some very nice pears.
This vicinity was visited by a
severe wind lasi nigni, wnicii
damaged the corn badly by blow
ing it down, but during the time
a nice shower oi rain leu, inai
was very neneneiai to me corn ami
R. W. Long shelled his corn
Tuesday and Wednesday and de
livered it to C. E. Metzger anil re
ceived 70c per bushel for it. This
is certainly a good price.
A good many of our farmers are
taken with the idea of plowing
with large plows and have pur
chased them and are operating
them with gas tractor
who have them are It. L. Propst, S.
0. Cole, Tdenn Perry, Col. !sey
boldt, Albert W'etenkamp and Ceo.
Snyder. This is certainly a good
way to get the plowing done in a
V. W'etenkamp and wife
spent a few days at Lincoln the
last of the past week. William's
mother went with them as far as
Eagle, where she visited for a few
Boyd Porter and wife and son,
Jack, have returned home from a
visit back in New York state.
Boyd's mother, who was with
them, will stay there fpr a
more extended visit, as that was
her old home, where she spent her
girlhood days, with her mother,
who is still living, but is quite ad
vanced in years.
We are sorry that Uncle Ben
Marler was so unfortunate as to
let a car door fall on bis foot so
that he is compelled to wear an
overshoe, but he thinks it will be
all right again in a few days.
W. F. fiillespie spent the day in
Omaha last Wednesday.
W. W. Hamilton surely is a
hustler at the carpenter work, as
we understand that he will have
Will Fight's house ready for the
Say, boys! There are a good
many people that are married,
then there are people that never
marry, but this fellow I am a
thinkin' there's a few that will
marry soon, so just keep your
eyes open, and your moutn stiui,
and see what come to 'ou
Jake "engen had a horse quite
badl' crippled up a few days ago
by jumping on a fence post, in-
Aiding a severe wound.
LIST YOUR FARMS WITH ME. I
have buyers for good Cass Co.
land. T. H. Pollock, Platts
mouth. Tel. 215.
4 ELMWOOD. 4.
Margaret and Helen Boyce and
their father, Ben, left for Kan-
sag City where they will visit rel-
atives for several weeks.
Earl Bailey brought to this of-
fice a bunch of about 20 bull snake
eggs which had been plowed up
on his father's farm. The eggs
contained snakes a foot long.
George Kunz is sure getting
to be some autoist. One day last
week he made a circuit of over a
hundred miles visiting various
points, and arrived home with-
out a mishap.
Mrs. L. M. Wilcockson depart-
ed Saturday for Moline, III., where
vi-lshe will spend several weeks vis-
PLftTTfeMOlJTH . EM! -WEE JOT JOURNAL,
iting' with her son, E. H. Hardy,
who has a splendid position at the
Moline Manufacturing Plant.
W; N. Buster is spending a few
weeks visiting with friends here.
He has jusl returned from St.
Joe where be had been to visit
his old colonel. Col. Gates, who is
now 87 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Turner re
turned the latter part of the week
from an extended wedding tour
and are now at home to their
many friends in the property for
merly occupied by Rev. Myres
Mrs. Patrick Rooney died at a
hospital in Omaha last, Sunday.
The body was taken to Thurston.
her home, and then to Pender for
burial. Mrs. Rooney liVed in this
vicinity some years aso and is a
ister of Mrs. John Dalton.
The foundation brick have all
been laid and the fine red brick
are now being laid on txln M. E.
church. The work was begun on I
the north wall and is advancing
rapidly. The cement stone that
are to lie used has also arrived
and will give the building a beau
liful finished appearence when
Mi's. ard (..lark was among
the passengers this afternoon for
Omaha, where she will visit for
the dav with friends.
Miss Millie Tubbs was a pas
senger tins morning for Omaha,
where she will visit for the dav
in that city looking after some
matters of business.
Miss Marie Bookmcycr wa
among uie passengers tins morn
ing for Omaha, where she was
called to look after some matters
of business for a few hours.
E. M. Godwin returned yester
day morning to Fremont, Neb.,
where he is employed at some
carpenter work mere, alter a
short visit here with his family.
raiuruay aiicrnoon ;n
she will visit for a
at the home of her
Albert Janda, near
Henry C. Long of Murray was
in the citv todav for a few hours
attending to some business mat
ters with the merchants.
Charles T. Peacock and family
drove in yesterday from their
home, west of this cily, to visit
here for the day at the J. H. Beck
Attorney T. F. Wiles of Omaha
was in the city yesterday at the
home of his parents, Captain and
Mrs. Isaac Wiles, southwest of
Mrs. J. R. C. Gregory and
daughter, Fay, of Cedar Creek,
were visitors in this city today,
Miss Fay having some dental work
Joseph Eischeidf. and family of
Wymore, Neb., were over Sunday
visitors in this city with relative
and friends, and departed on the
early Burlington train for their
home this morning.
E..F. Grybsky of Omaha fas in
the city over Sunday visiting at
the home of Harry Johnson and
family, and returned this morning
to his home in the metropolis.
C. C. Burbridge and family de
parted this morning for Henry
and Alliance, where they will en-
joy a ten days' vacation visiting
with relatives in the weslern parti
of the stale before returnincr lol
their home in this city.
Dan Helps, who has been here
for some weeks past visiting with
friends, while en route from Eng
land, where he spent several
months, departed this morning
for his borne at Long Beach, Cali
fornia. Mrs. Tim Kahoutek and Mrs.
Charles Fj Janda were passengers
this morning on the early Bur
lington train for the metropolis;
where they will spend a few hours I
looking after some matters of
business in that citv.
Joseph l. Hadraba departed
this morning on the early Bur-
lington train for Lawrence, Neb., I
where he will join his wife and
family, who are there visiting at
the home of Mrs. Hadraba's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Janda,
and they will enjoy a ten days'
stay in that section.
if? w. m
In the Past All Misap
prehended HOW CHRIST WILL APFEAR.
Messiah Comes to Bless First His
Faithful Church, Secondly All People.
Scriptures Previously Misunderstood.
The Man of Sorrows No Longer He
Comes the King of Glory A Quick
ened Spirit Secretly, as a Thief In
the Night Later Revealed to All.
Utica. N. Y
Aus. ia Pastor
IIus.ell was pres
ent at the opening
of tlie riioto-Dru-ma
iiere today. Tho
object of the Dra
ma is declared to
be the re-establish-inent
of faith in
the Iiible. 3Inni-
' . -y v.
festly. it is splen-
(FASTOK gUSSELLJl di.lly adapted to
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mis eiiu. .uue eau
witness it without experiencing a deep
er reverence for (iod and a stronger
desire fcr righteousness. It tells the
simple Dible story from first to last,
and it illustrates it all with iuot beau
tii'ul pictures. Excepting the first
part, nearly all the films are richly
baud-colored, and in this respect supe
rior to anything ordinarily shown.
In the morning address, the Pastor
spoke on "The Second Coining of
Christ." from the text. "V.'hen Christ,
who is our life, shall appear, then Khali
ye also appear with Ilim in glory."
Colossians a: 4.
Sympathy was expressed for the
long-held view that Jesus, at His Sec
ond Coming, would be a man in the
flesh to reign as an earthly monarch:
nevertheless, the speaker styled this
view absurd. Christ had accomplish
ed the work for which lie was made
tlesh. lie was glorified and ascended
up to Heaven "where lie was before"
on the spirit plane. The One who is
to come again is the Lord of Glory,
and not the man of sorrows, and lie
is to come in power and great glory.
The Pastor explained that Jesus at
His Second Coming in glory would not
be visible to human eyes even as an
gels of glory are invisible to men. Nor
would it be advantageous to the world
that their physical eyes should be open
ed as were those of Saul of Tarsus.
The effect might be the same. The
promise of the Dible. that "all the
blind eyes shall be opened." and that
"Every eye shall see Ilim" relates not
to the natural eye. but to the eyes of
understanding, so long darkened, con
fused, bewildered, by error. The True
Light will shine; the True Knowledge
of the Lord will fill the earth and all
will receive a blessing thereby.
Christ's Parousia and Epiphania.
Careful Dible study reveals the fact
that different Greek words are used
In respect to Christ's Second Coming.
One word, parousia, signifies presence
not coming in our ordinary us of
the word. Over and over again the
Scriptures tell of the Presence of the
Son of Man in the end of this Age.
and relate that during His I'arousia.
the world will be unaware of it, and
attending to the ordinary alfairs of
life. The only ones who will kDow will
be the most saintly people of God.
And these wiH know, not by some out
ward sign, but by ,-the Light of the
Lamp of God's Word. "Ye, brethren,
are not in darkness, tliat that day
should overtake you as a thief" though
It shall come ns a thief and as a snare
on all the world. 1 Thessalonians 5:4.
An Increasing number of Dible Stu
dents all over the world are convinced
from the Scriptural testimony, backed
by the outward evidences, that the
Tarousia of our Lord began in October,
1S74. The great enlightenment that
Las come to the world as well as to
Bible Students during the period since
Is accredited to the fact that we have
been living in the dawning time of the
But the Scriptures with equal clear
ness point out that the Fresence of
Jesus is to be made manifest to the
world. lie is to "appear," to be "re-
vealed." His Presence is to be made
known to the whole world so that ev
ery eye may see nim; that is, that the
eyes of understanding of the whole
human family may be opened to a
realization of the great truth that
Messiah's Kingdom has come into
power, and is thenceforth, to rule the
world, to overthrow sin, to uplift
righteousness, to bless all the willing
and obedient and to destroy In the
Second Death all wilful sinners.
According to the Bible, it will be a
terrible, rude shock that will startle
the world and open the eyes and ears
of their understanding and prepare
them for the Highway of Holiness
, The revealing, or manifesting, to the
orld of Messiah's Presence as tlie
New Ruler or eartn, win come wicu u
i- rnm. f Trnnhlo irhfrh tho
I' I I'.l I. I 111! T. V. ..V.
hof ,wIarM be severer than
auythhjS ever before known "A time
Gf trouble, such as never was since
there was a nation" (Daniel it
will be a time of judgments, of pun-
lshments, upon nations, inaivjauaii
nnd ecclesiastical systems, as well as
upon inequitable financial Institutions.
Tho symbolic picture is mai iu
whole fabric of society, eccleslasdcSN
political, financial, will be "on fire." 8t
Peter declares symbolically that "the
elements vill molt with fervent heat"
the social elements. Concerning that
awful trouble, the Dible declares, "He
shall be revealed in flaming fire, taking
vengeance." All will know, all will
see. all the world will mourn and be In
terror, the more so because of the false
doctrines which have represented that
beyond the present life Is an eternity
of torture for all except the saintly
elect few. Such wrong visions of the
future make doubly severe the trials
and disappointments and losses of the
present life which are the real Judg
merits of the Lord, the Dible knowing
nothing of an eternity of torture in the
future, but telling us everywhere that
the dead sleep, waiting for the glorious
Kingdom of Him who redeemed them
more than eighteen centuries ago by
the sacrifice of Himself.
Christ will not appear to His Church
in flaming fire only to the world
When He shall appear, then shall ye
also appear with Ilim in glory." De
fore the consummation of that great
TiiLe of Trouble, every saint, every
member of the Church of the First
born, whose names are written in
Heaven, will have been changed from
earthly nature to spirit nature, because
"flesh and blood cannot inherit the
Kingdom." Neither will the sympathy
of Christ, or the sympathy of the
Church with poor humanity, interfere
to prevent the great catastrophe with
which this Age will end.
The Kings, Emperors and Czars of
the world would no more give over to
Jesus their power and rule and gov
ernment than would the clergy give
over the spiritual control. The Divine
Program seems to be to allow human
institutions to wreck themselves in
showing their own incompetency and
opposition to the Divine arrangement.
Thank God for the better Day be
yoii'l when the Sun of Righteousness
shal arise with healing in His beams
for tlie blessing of all the families of
the earth! Thank God that the Re
deemer, full of sympathy, will be wise
to know how deeply the plowshare of
sorrow and trouble may go to properly
prepare the hearts of men for the rich
blessings His Millennial Kingdom will
have to bestow! Thank God for the
assurance that Messiah's Kingdom will
prove to be "the desire of ail nations.
How Christ Will Come.
How unreasonable, how unscriptural,
we now see were the theories respect
ing the Second Coming of Christ hand
ed down from a darker time! We were
informed that the Redeemer would
come ag;iin in the tlesh, whose only
glory would be a kind of shining of the
skin. We overlooked entirely the great
change which came to our Master aft
er He had finished the sacrificial work
given Ilim to do. His ascension signi
fied a return not only to Heaven, but
also to the Heavenly condition which
He left when He humbled Himself to
be made flesh for the purpose of being
We overlooked the statement that lie
was "put t death in flesh, but quick
eued in spirit." We overlooked the
fact that the Master declared, "My
Ues!i I give for the life of the world.
We overlooked the fact that the Scrip
turcs assure us that flesh and blood
cannot inherit the Kingdom of God.
and that consequently the elect Church
before entering the Kingdom condi
tion, must be changed by the power
of the Firet Resurrection made Heav
enly, or spirit beings, like our glorified
From the foregoing is it not evident
that the presence of the Lord will not
be discerned except by the few? The
masses will not know, even as the
masses knew not in the time of Noah
But as Noah and his family knew
about the coming Deluge, so the saints
of God will know approximately the
time of tlie gueat trouble with which
this Age will clase and the Kingdom
Age be inaugurated. Thus the Apostle
says, "Ye, brethren, are not in dark
ness, that that Day should overtake
vou as a thief," though it shall come
as a snare upon the whole world. 1
The period of Christ s presence, "as
a thief In the night." unknown to the
world, will le a time of special
scrutiny and judgment in the Church
a time of giving reward to those found
faithful. This dealing with the Church
includes, we believe, the Resurrection
reward that will be given to the
Apostles and all the faithful ones of
the Church who have fallen asleep and
have been waiting for this very hour
and its blessings.
So the Apostle tells us that those of
the Church alive and remaining until
that time will not hinder, or prevent,
those who have gone before "The
dead in Chiist shall rise Cist." They
will enter iato the joys of their Lord
first, and will experience the resurrccr
tiou change first Later on. the bretb
rcu then living will be dealt with
down to the last member. Then the
Church having been glorified, the next
step of the Divine Program will be lu
order the Epiphania. or shining forth
of the Lord in glory.
When speaking of Christ's Epiphania,
or revealing, we are not to understand
that His Parousia has ceased. Rather,
as at the First Advent, Christ's pres
ence covered -a number of years, so
at nis Second Advent nis Parousia.
His presence, will be. for the entire
thousand years of His Reign. At the
first, however, the Parousia' will be
known only to the Church, and, to, them
merely by the eye of faith. Subse
quently, changed by the First Resur
rection, they will see their present
Lord as He is-a spirit Being. Then
win rr.mn His Eniouania to the world
His shining forth in power and great
rlory. But this shining forth (Epi-1
rthania) will bring quite a shock of
Kumrlse to the world. It will mean a
sudden blazing forth of God s righteous
AUGUST T17, 1914.
mi) jj.ia iiiiil i niiihuf lii
Indignation against everyttong smrur,
against everything unjust.
The poetess caught the proper thought
when writing respecting the Epiphania
"I se His flaming Judgments
As they circle all tbe earth.
The signs and groanlngs promised
To precede a second birth.
I read His righteous sentence
In the crumbling thrones of earth
Our Kir.p is marching on."
Nevertheless, this flaming forth of
Messiah's judgments, severely awful
as they will be, will be manifestations
of the Love of God and of Christ. Dy
the consuming of the dross in the the
of that tribulation, mankind will be
blessed, transformed, uplifted, devel
oped. This flaming fire in which
Christ and His Church. God's Kingdom
in glory, will be revealed to mankind,
is elsewhere in the Bible spoken of as
the fire of God's anger. Of It we read
that the pro;;d and all that do wjek-d!y
will be as stubble, and that the fire of
that time will consume them, root and
branch. The hope, of course, is that as
they realize the changed conditions
they will drop their pride and their
wickedness, and turn unto the Lord.
He will send the flaming fire of judg
ments for the very purpose of consum
ing the world's impurities, and thus of
blessing and purifying all who will
learn to love righteousness.
When Christ Will Come.
Again we were misled by our creeds
in respect to the time of Christ's Sec
ond Coming. Some of us declared that
He already had come the second time
and that His Kingdom was set up long
ago. Our Catholic friends claim that
the establishment of the Kingdom took
place in the year S0O, under Pope Leo
III., and that the thousand years of
Christ's Reign are in the past. We
sincerely hope that they are in error;
for. if that theory be correct. Christ's
Kingdom has accomplished far less for
the world than the Dible statement
would lead us to expect. Protestants
have also Tield that Christ's Kingdom
has been established, that Ills Reign
began centuries ago; that the Church
of England has been reigning, also the
Church of Germany, the Church of
Sweden and the Church of Russia-
each claiming authority in the earth.
The majority of Christian people are
much confused, bewildered; but Dible
students are of late getting a better
focus upon this subject. They are
seeing that, according to the Bible, we
should still pray, "Thy Kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth, as it is done
in Heaven;" that we should still wish
for the Son of God from Heaven, nnd
tliat we should still remember St.
Teter's words respecting the Times of
Restitution, blessing and favor, which
will come to the world at the Second
Advent of Christ Acts 3:19-21.
Admitting that those who interpret
the prophecies to teach that we are
now living in the time of the Second
Advent of Christ are not infallible In
their interpretation, we must, neverthe
less, concede that there are signs all
about us today which closely tally
with what the Bible tells us respecting
the condition of things which will ob
tain at Christ's Second Coming. Let
us note some of these: St. Paul told
of the end of the Age (also St Peter),
that it would be marked by a form of
Godliness but lack the power; that It
would be marked by disobedience to
parents, by headlness. by hlgh-minded-ness.
by love of pleasure, by unre
liability. C2 Timothy 3:1-3.) Surely we
see on every hand what answers well
to these Apostolic prophecies of the
closing time of this Age and the dawn
ing of the New Age.
On the other hand, we have
prophecies which tell us of glorious
blessings due to come to the world in
conjunction with Messiah's Second Ad
vent. Hearken to the Lord's Word
In the prophecy of Daniel. We read
that in the Time of the End (of the
present order of things In the time of
the dawning of the new order of
things) (1) "Many shall run to and
fro;" (2) "Knowledge shall be in
creased;" (3) "The wise shall under
stand;" (1) "There shall be n time of
trouble such as never was since there
was a nation."
Are we not at the time when the
whole world is on the move as never
before in the past? Steamboats, steam
and electric railways, etc., are only a
century old and are only reaching their
climax of efficiency. It would seem as
though God had prospered human in
telligence along these lines just at the
opportune moment to bring in the run
ning to and fro at the appropriate time
-in the end of this Ago.
: How about the increase of knowl
edge? Is it not true that greater in
crease has been made in knowledge
within the past fifty years than ever
before? Not only Is this knowledge
exemplified In tunnels, bridges, build
ings, machinery, electric lighting and
power, and in every conceivable device
for human comfort, but it is especially
marked lu human education. Within
the past thirty years free schools, yea.
compulsory education, have seemingly
been forced upon the people of every
and, as though to fulfill this prophecy,
'Knowledge shall be Increased."
What about the statement that the
wise shall understand? Many are per
plexed by these things and wondering
ly are deserting the Bible and flocking
to evolution theories, only to find them
unwise. The wise are those who hold
fast to the Word of God, and In Its in
creasing light see new beauties. The
only satisfactory explanation of the
times in which we are living i3 that
these are the days of the Son of Man.
Do not these things give the people
of God a ground for faith, that we
are now in the closing of this Age
and in the dawning of the Messianic
Age, when the world Is to be blessed
by God's Kingdom? Many, of course,
may scoff at the thought; but many
others, God's saintly ones, are lifting
up their beads and rejoicing, "knowing.
that their redemption draweth nigh."
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