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never allow WmTSTIUiTtirw'ini" usr
"Why not ? " asked Philip In amaze
"Because he is a negro , " replied his
Philip stood a moment In silence ,
with his hat In his hand , looking at his
wife as she spoke.
"Well , " said Philip slowly as he
seemed to grasp the meaning of his
wife's words , "to tell the truth , I nev
er thought of that ! " He sat down and
ooked troubled. "Do you think , Sarah ,
that because he is a negro the church
will refuse to receive him to mem
bership ? It would not be Christian to
refuse him. "
"There are other tilings that are
Christian which the church of Christen
on earth does not do , Philip , " replied
his wife almost bitterly. "But what
ever else Calvary church may do or not
do I am very certain it will never- con
sent to admit to membership a black
"But there are so few negroes in
Milton that they have no church. I
cannot counsel him to unite with his
own people. Calvary church must ad
mit him ! " Philip spoke with the quiet
determination which always marked
Ills convictions when they were set
"But suppose the committee refuses
to report his name favorably to the
church , what then ? " Mrs. Strong spoke
with a gleam of hope in her heart that
Philip would be roused to indignation ,
that he would resign and leave Milton.
Philip did not reply at once. He was
having an inward struggle with his
sensitiveness and his interpretation of
his Christ. At last he said :
"I don't know , Sarah. I shall do
what I think he would. What I shall
do afterward will also depend on what
Christ would do. I cannot decide it
yet. I have great faith in the church
on earth. "
"And yet what has it done for you
so far , Philip ? The business men still
own and rent the saloons and gam
bling houses. The money spent by the
church is all out of proportion to its
wealth. Here you give away half
your salary to build up the kingdom of
God , and more than a dozen men in
Calvary who are worth fifty and a
hundred thousand dollars give less
than a hundredth part of their income
to Christian work In connection with
the church. It makes my blood boil.
Philip , to see how you are throwing
your life away in these miserable tene
ments aud wasting your appeals on a
church that plainly does not intend to
do , does not want to do , as Christ
would have it. And I don't believe it
ever will. "
"I'm not so sure of that , Sarah , " re
plied Philip cheerfully. "I believe I
shall win them yet. The only thing
that sometimes troubles me is. Am I
doing just us Christ would do ? Arn
I saying what he would say in this
age of the world ? There is one thing
of which I am certain I am trying to
do just as I believe he would. The
mistakes I make are those which
spring from my failure to interpret his
action right. And yet I do feel deep
in me that if he was pastor of this
church today he would do most of the
things I have done. He would preach
most of the truths I have proclaimed.
Don't you think so , Sarah ? "
"I don't know , Philip. Yes , I think
in most things you have made an hon
est attempt to interpret him. "
"And in the matter of the sexton ,
Sarah , wouldn't Christ tell Calvary
church that it should admit him to its
membership ? Would he make any dis
tinction of persons ? If the man is a
Christian , thoroughly converted and
wants to be baptized and unite with
Christ's body on earth , would Christ ,
as pastor , refuse him admission ? "
"There is a great deal of race preju
dice among the people. If you press
the matter , Philip , I feel sure it will
meet with great opposition. "
"That is not the question with me.
Would Christ tell Calvary church that
the man ought to be admitted ? That is
"Brother Strong , I'm afraid the church
will object. "
the question. I believe he would , "
added Philip , with his sudden grasp of
practical action. And Mrs. Strong
knew that settled it with her husband.
It was the custom in Calvary church
for the church committee on new
names for membership to meet at the
minister's house on the Monday evenIng -
Ing preceding the preparatory service.
At that service all names presented by
the committee were formally acted up
on bs.tli xc ± rich. The couimitteels. ac-
tloTi was generally 'considered final ,
and the voting was In accordance with
! ' the committee's report.
I So when the committee came In that
! evening following the Sunday that had
witnessed the conversion of the sexton
( Philip had ready a list of names , in
, cluding several young men. It was a
very precious list to him. It seemed
almost for the first time since he came
to Milton as If the growing opposition
to him was about to be checked and
finally submerged beneath a power of
the Holy Spirit , which it was Philip's
daily prayer might eome and do the
work which he alone could not do. That
was one reason he had borne the feelIng -
Ing against himself so calmly.
Philip read the list over to the com
mittee , saying something briefly about
nearly all the applicants for member
ship and expressing his joy that -tlie
young men especially were coming In
to the church family. When he reach
ed the sexton's name , he related sim
ply the scene with him after the morn
There was an awkward pause then.
The committee was plainly astonish
ed. Finally one said : "Brother Strong ,
I'm afraid the church will object to re
ceiving the sexton. What is his name ? "
"Henry Roland. "
"Why , he has been sexton of Calvary
church for ten years , " said another ,
an older member of the committee ,
Deacon Stearns by name. "He has
been an honest , capable man. I never
heard any complaint of him. He has
always minded his own business. How
ever , I don't know how the church
will tike It to consider him as an ap
plicant for membership. "
"Why , brethren , how can it take it
in any except the Christian way ? " said
Philip eagerly. "Here is a man who
gives evidence of being born again.
He cannot be present tonight when the
other applicants come In later owing
to work he must do , but I can say for
him that he gave all evidence of a
most sincere and thorough conversion.
He wishes to be baptized. He wants
to unite with the church. He Is of
more than average intelligence. He is
not a person to thrust himself into
places where people do not wish him
a temperate , industrious , modest , quiet
workman , a Christian believer asking
us to receive him at the communion ta
ble of our Lord. There is no church
for his own people here. On what pos
sible pretext can the church refuse to
admit him ? "
"You do not know some of the mem
bers of Calvary church , Mr. Strong , ii
you ask such a question. There Is a
very strong prejudice against the ne
gro in many families. This prejudice
is especially strong just at this time
owing to several acts of depredation
committed by the negroes living down
near the railroad tracks. I don't be
lieve It would be wise to present this
name just now. " Deacon Stearns ap
peared to speak for the committee , all
of whom murmured assent in one former
"And yet , " said Philip , roused to a
sudden heat of indignation , "and yet
what is Calvary church doing to help
to make those men down by the rail
road tracks any better ? Are we con
cerned about them at all except when
our coal or wood or clothing is stolen
or some one is held up down there ?
And when one of them knocks at the
door of the church can we calmly and
coldly shut it in his face simply be
cause God made it a different color
from ours ? " Philip stopped and then
finished by saying very quietly ,
"Brethren , do you think Christ would
receive this uian into the church ? "
There was no reply for a moment.
Then Deacon Stearns answered :
"Brother Strong , we have to deal with
humanity as it is. You cannot make
people all over. This prejudice exists ,
and sometimes we may have to respect
It in order to avoid greater trouble. I
know families in the church who will
certainly withdraw if the sexton is
voted in as a member. And still , " said
the old deacon , with a sigh , "I believe
Christ would receive him into his
Before much more could be said the
different applicants came , and as the
custom was , after a brief talk with
them about their purpose in uniting
with the church and their discipleship ,
they withdrew , and the committee
formally acted on the names for pres
entation to the church. The name of
Henry Roland , the sexton , was finally
reported unfavorably , three of the
committee voting against it , Deacon
Stearns at last voting with the minis
ter to present the sexton's name with
"Now , brethren. " said Philip , with a
sad smile , as they rose to go , "you
know I have always been very frank in
all our relations together , and I am go
ing to present the sexton's name to the
church Thursday night and let the
church vote on it In spite of the action
here tonight. You know we have only
recommending power. The church is
the final authority , and it may accept
or reject any names we present. I can
not r6St satisfied until we know the
verdict of the church in the matter.
"Brother Strong , " said one of the
committee who had been opposed to
the sexton , "you are right as to the ex
tent of cur authority , but there is no
question In my mind as to the outcome
of the matter. It is a question of ex-
ngalnstlhe sokfbff.'KuVrflilnk'lt wffuld
he very unwise to receive him Into
membership , and 1 do not believe the
church will receive him. If you pre
sent the name , you do so on your own
"With mine , " said Deacon Stearns.
He was the hist to shake hands with
the minister , and his warm , strong
grasp gave Philip a sense of fellowship
that thrilled him with .1 sense of cour
age and companionship very much
needed. He at once went up to his
Htudy after the committee was gone.
Mrs. Strong , coming up to see him lat
er , found him , us she often did now , on
his knees In prayer. Ah , thou follower
of Jesus In this century , what but thy
prayers shall strengthen thy soul In
the strange days to come ?
Thursday evening was stormy. A
heavy rain had set in before dark , and
a high wind blew great sheets of water
through the streets and rattled loose
boards and shingles about the tene
ments. Philip would not let his wife
go out. It was too stormy. So he
went his way alone , somewhat sorrow
ful at heart as he contemplated the
prospect of a small attendance on what
he had planned should be an important
Howeversome , of the best members
of the church were out. The very ones
that were in sympathy with Philip and
his methods were in the majority of
those present , and that led to an unex
pected result when the names of the
applicants for membership came be-
J * e the chnrc-h for action.
Philip read the list approved by the
committee and then very simply , but
powerfully , told the sexton's story and
the refusal of the committee to recom
mend him for membership.
"Now , 1 do not see how we can shut
this disciple of Jesus out of his
church , " concluded Philip. "And 1 wish
to present him to this church for its ac
tion. He is a Christian ; he needs our
help and our fellowship , and as Chris
tian believers , as disciples of the Man
of all the race , as those who believe
that there is to be no distinction of
souls hereafter that shall separate
them by prejudice , I hope you will vote
to receive this brother in Christ to our
The voting on new members was
dene by ballot. When the ballots were
all in and counted , it was announced
that all whose names were presented
were unanimously elected except that
of the sexton. There were 12 votes
against him. but 20 for him. and Philip
declared that according to the consti
tution of the church he was duly elect
ed. The meeting then went on in the
usual manner characteristic of prepar
atory service. The sexton had been
present in the back part of the room ,
and at the close of the meeting , after
all the rest had gone , he and Philip had
n long talk together. When Philip
reached home , he and Sarah had an
other long talk on the same subject.
What that was we cannot tell until we
come to record the events of the com
munion Sunday , a day that stood out
in Philip's memory like one of the
bleeding palms of his Master , pierced
with sorrow , but eloquent with sacri
The day was beautiful and the
church as usual crowded to the doors.
There was a feeling of hardly conceal
ed excitement on the part of Calvary
church. The action of Thursday night
had been sharply criticised. Very many
thought Philip had gone beyond his
right in bringing such an important
subject before so small a meeting of
the members , and the prospect of the
approaching baptism and communion
of the sexton had drawn in a crowd of
people who ordinarily staid away from
Philip generally had no preaching on
communion Sunday. This morning he
remained on the platform after the
opening exercises , and in a stillness
which was almost painful in its in
tensity he began to speak in a low but
clear ancl impressive voice :
"Fellow disciples of the church of
Christ on earth , we meet to celebrate
the memory of that greatest of all be
ings , who , on the eve of his own great
est agony , prayed that his disciples
might all be one. In that prayer he
said nothing about color or race or
difference of speech or social sur
roundings. His prayer was that his
disciples might all be one one in their
aims , in their purposes , their sympa
thy , their faith , their hope , their love.
"An event has happened in this
church very recently which makes it
necessary for me to say these words.
The Holy Spirit came into this room
last Sunday and touched the hearts
of several youuir men , who fiave them
selves then and there to the Lord Jesus
Christ. Among the men was one of
another race than the Anglo-Saxon.
He was a black man. His heart was
melted by the same love , his mind il
luminated by the same truth. lie desired -
sired to make confession of his bolicf ,
be baptized according to the commands
of Jesus and unite with this church as
a humble disciple of the lowly Xaza-
rene. His name was presented with
the rest at the regular committee meet
ing last Monday , and that committee ,
by"a vote of 3 to 2 , refused to present
his name with recommendations for
membership. On my own responsibili
ty at the preparatory service Thursday
night I asked the church to act upon
this disciple's name. There was a
legal quorum of the church present.
By a vote of 20 to 12 the applicant for
membership was received according to
the rules of this church.
"But after that meeting the man
came to me and said that he was un
willing to unite with the church , know
ing that some objected to his member
ship. It was a natural feeling for him
to have. We had a long talk over the
matter. Since then I have learned
that if a larger representation of mem
bers had been present at the prepara
tory meeting there is a possibility that
the number voting against receiving
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