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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta I DECSMBEH 1 i i I I 1 I I I I i 1 i I THE SALE NOW IN PROGRESS IN SHOE VALUE YET OFFERED HERE Must have money His creditors must be satisfied so lie is i sfi 1 i I cT> O I I I .11; emu UNFIT FOI THE KINGDOM PASTOR RUSSELL PR EACH ON WANT OF STEADFASTNESS. iTtxt, Man Having Put His Hand i Plow and Looking Back Is Fit For the Kingdom of God" I (Lukt ix We Wert Unfit For Any Favor Much Less With His Son. i Sunday. Dec. Russell had a large attendance to-day at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. He took for his the words of the Saviour. "No man having pet his hand to the plow, land looking back, is fit for the King- dom of God" (Luke ix, The dis- course follows: The Great Teacher did not -use the methods of modern revivalists to se- cure a following. He did not ask the multitudes to raise their hand if they would prefer to go to heaven at death and then publish them aa con- no be fit for the influences of hli ;aid to receive "the spirit of a sound Millennial Kingdom, because that of understanding re- Kingdom is designed for the very pur- specting the Divine character and pose of dealing with the unfit uud ['Inn and the principles of righteous- gradually, during the thousand years j aess. All who will be fit for the King- of its reign of righteousness uplifting i iom may be expected to have con- men out of sin and death conditions, siderable clearness of understanding if they will, to 'the full human per-j respecting Divine things. They are fection which Adam lost, which'Jesus i know God, and by receiving his jemed, and which is to be restored to the willing and obedient, as St. Peter declares (Acts iii, It follows, then, that our Lord must have referred to those called of the Father and accepted by himself to be __ chiseled and be taught ;fj7on7v True God, and" Jesus" Christ, in the School of Christ and eventual- lv to become his Bride and joint-heir in the Millennial Kingdom. No man will be esteemed fit for a share in that Millennial Kingdom, unless he attains to the glorious qualities of character, which the Scrip- tures set forth as of (Romans viii, "Fit for the Kingdom! Let us think for a moment what these words signify. First of all we recognize that, as sinners, we were most thoroughly unfit for any favor of God, redeemed, and which is to be restored Spirit, they are to have understand- ing of "the deep things of the natural man cannot under- stand (I.Corinthians ii, Of thia our Lord spoke, saying, "This is life ptenial, that Ihey might know takers of i Indeed hia methods peter i( OW SEE HIS SLIPPERS AND HOC- KEY SHOES. THE LATTER SELL FROM up. WORK v SHOES AND UPWARDS A LITTLE MONEY GOES A LONG WAY HERE' were Tery reverse of this, avoiding all kinds of sensational appeals to pride, selfishness, vanity, etc. He set forth in plain terms the difficulties to be expected by all who espouse him Cause and become disciples. He forewarned ihem that it would mean the up oi a and the bearing of it in his in the narrow way of self sacrifice. He warned those, sayim. "Marrel not. if the world hate you. Ye know -that it hstad me before it hated you. if ye were-ol the world, the worM would love his own; bat because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world if haieth you" (I. Joha iii. 13; Jofen xv, 18, Instead of trying to produce an- ex- citement which would over-balance the judgment of his hearers and lead them to" profess subsequent- ly would not be able or willing to practice, the Great Teacher, on tLe contrary, said to those contemplating discipleship, "Sit down first anc count the cost." Instead of attempting to sway the multitudes, ottr Lord took a different course and' attempted to make disciples of only a special class the poor, not the not_ the learned, not the ignorant, but irre- JK apective of these class lines and dis- tinctions, his call was to all those who loved righteousness and hated ini- quitv All those who were weary and heavy-laden, oppressed by sin and its penalty to themselves and their he called to learn of him and find rest of soul. Thenceforth that class, having been brought in touch with the Redeemer, can make further progress _ only through faith in him and submission to his guidance into -all Truth and in- to fellowship with the Father. The class thus influenced we believe to be small as compared to -immanitv as a only .that portion which in honelty of heart deplores sin and longs tor righteousness and. fellowship with God. These, like the remainder of the race, are by nature fallen, im- perfect, sinful, condemned, tntf in these still persists some trace of the image of God. in the perfectwc. ot father AdamVas created. It is this trace or strain of .the Divine char-, acter represented by conscience and faith which them to recofniae their fallen and sinful ''condition, as comparai with the Divine standard of perfection, and this becomes the basis of their calling or drawing of God, their "ear." "He that hath an let him bear" (Bevelation ii, It will be observed that we are not specially blaming or condemcing those who have not the hearing ear. On the con- trary we remember the gracious words of Scripture, that in God's due time, "All the blind eyes shall be opened; all the deaf ears shall be -unstopped" (Isaiah xxXv, We are glad of this, promise of God that-, ultimately all shall see and all shaH' hejur and all shall know Him. from the least to greatest. We rejoice, too, that .when' they know Him truly, they, will re- joice, even as do we now That-will be- their time of responsibility, their time -of trial or judgment for life or death eternal on the earthly plane. Our text speaks of the Kingdom oi God. And it is important that. we first of all notice that tbese words have in the-Scriptures a two-fold sig- nificance. For instance, our Lord Jesus taoght that we should pray to the Father, "Thy Kingdom will be done on as ii is done in heaven." The reference of this prayer is to the Millennial reign or govern- ment of Christ, which St. Paul de- clares will b-igin at the Second Com- ing of our Lord, and continue until he shall have put down all insubordinT ation, all sin, everything contrary to Divine character and Law. It will be the Kingdom of. God which -will sub- due all'things. It will be the Kingdom of God amongst men perfected when all things shall have been subdued. And when Christ's mediatorial King- dom shall be, at the end of the Mil- lennium, delivered back to God, even the Father, God's Kingdom will have hilly come in the earth. God's will then will be possible of accomplish- ment by men, because all will have reached perfection; and Christ's raedi- iii j atorial Kingdom will end because H will be no longer necessary. It will have accomplished the great for which is was intended. It waa not, however, respecting that Millennial reign, that mediatorial Kingdom, that our Lord spoke in onr text, nor did refer to tha perfect Kingdomt as it will be turned over to the Father at the end of the Milteat nium and will last forever. Our Lord used the words, "Not fit for the King- dom of as he did in many others of his respect to the Church class now called of the Father to be the in the sense of being the kings and prieste of royalty of that reigning Queen, the Lamb's Wife, associated with the Heavenly Bridegroom, King of kings and Lord of lords, in his rule of a thousand years. We now have before our minds the 'two ways in which the expression. Kingdom oi God, is used and we can readily see that our Lord could not refer to the Millennial Kingdom and K'hom them hast____ Pride is another quality of the heart which would render its possessor un- ht for the Kingdom of God. We read that ib.o Lord "resisteth the proud and gfveth grace to the humble" (I. i it. ifcn. Peter v- -Pride is one of the things forth which God hates. It U a foe to Gods dear bon righteousnes3 in generai ieads L-aptire many into sin. When we read that God shows his favor to the hum- ble, we may be sure that the favor of joiiH-heirehip with the Redeemer is [or the humble alone. With what lead us to thing in the nature of pride, self-con- ceit. Love ia fulfilling of the Law. LOTS is the Law of the New Creation; 'and pride is a foe to love. It is re- holy 'a'ed to which is a deep- seated fcw of every grace ol the holy the Divine nature" (II. But that difficulty has all been overcome with those who have come unto God through been made pnrtakers of his Spirit of adoption. Of such we read. "It is God that justifieth! Who ia he that condemneth" (Romans viii. 33- It is Christ that died for our sins and who now is our Advocate, tor those who have _ Who could in any wise come between tentiofls and who would 4 Tke Lord us to MM -that for our Heavenly Father not merely rather us and our Saviour and our Heaven- ly Father? But this justification is not enough. If we were perfect actually instead of riphl man do wronj. We may rejoice vith tucfa that they are better thau ikeir aeighboci, they are ixrt fit tor Ihc Kingdom of God, tualess their J.1 C Vr J merely reckonedly we would not be i love for righteousness, for Truth, for fit for the Kingdom of would j the will oi God, be so firmly establteh- not be fit to goverjt be :ed that they are ready and willing to and priests unto God and tb j "endure hardness as food soldiers ._ TT nnA n ft feign on the earth" (Revelation xx. I fcsui Christ" and to "fifht a food We- should still be unfit to be the aghi" the end of the couraa, laying judires of the world, as the Scriptures upon eternal life and glory and declare that we shall be, saying, immortality. One of God's in "Know ye not that the saints shall permitting the world and the flesh and judge the world" (I. Corinthians _ vi, Adversary to hare the power Onr Heavenly Father in bring- ft-b.ich they now possess to counteract ing many sorts unto glory made the anc[ jjgjjt against our good inten- Oaptain of their saltation (Jesus) ous resolutions is explain- We read "The their saltation perfect through sufferings. Should we 'fcd in the Scriptures think it strange that we, his younger brethren, justified ..through his blood, should be required, not merely to make a profession of Godliness, holi- ness, but also to approve or attest that sentiment to be a part of our very character! Is not what we as the Church' of Christ experience very easonable indeed-who would be your pi-oveth you, to know- ej. ye love the Lord your God witll yolir hean and 'with all your sour. xiii, If love o{ sin or love of or jove Of any eartlll thing can overbalance our [ovg to the to Mg. and pfc0pie, we are not worthy of SHOEMAN Next Bentlev Co. a place in the fit for the prepared to teach world meekness. dom_ Not merely good profes- patience, brotherly-kindness, long- faithfulness unto death, fix- suffering, love, without first of all de- veloping these various qualities of character iff himself And how could he develop these and be tested except under just such schooling and discip- ling influences as now are upon the Church of Christ, with a view to mak- ing us fit for the glorious position of our high calling of God in Christ Jesus? When the Scriptures refer _to the of character, are required of the d of such as he would honor with share in the Kingdom: Having noticed that lack of love, of constancy, lack of devotion would unfit for the King- dom, let us notice some of the charac- teristics necessary to a place in the of the qualities, there- When toe acnprares reujr w fore, which we must each cultivate Church as bein? fit for the Kingdom in our own hearts, which we must and w teiS the "overcomes" for each develop in his own character. ft n tb- is prepared, and The Apostle explains these and urges shall share its glories and honr the matter thus, "Add to, your faith ors rSU ''tbey worthy" (Re- fortitude; and to fortitude knowi- velation iii 4) we are to understand edge; and to knowledge temperance; this worthiness and fitness, not and to temperance patience; and to they were originally but that by patiouce godliness brotherly kindness; God's crace, through Christ, a trans- and to brotherly kindness love. For formation work will eventually bring if these things be in you and abound, some to this glorious position where they make you that ye shall neither God himself will esteem them worthy be barren nor unfruitfcd in the knowl- to be called his children, and to be edje" oi your tord Chriat. jointntwirs with hia" Son, the Great [or if do. these things, ye shall ing. aeTer fail: for so an entrance shall There is one certain standard of fit- be ministered unto. you. abundantly ness for the Kingdom and none other into the-r everlasting! Kingdom of our will do; but there may be quite a Lord and Saviour Christ" (II. variety 'of' conditions which _make peter i, one vmfit for the Kingdom. One of these is murder. "No murderer hath eternal life abiding in him" (I. John iii 15) He would be unfit for the Kingdom. This would not signify, however, that one who had once been a murderer might Why Arc Lucky, Why is an old horseshoe supposed to bring luck to the owner if hung in the hall or behind the door? Horse- shoes were at one time nailed up as -witches. There is ofSbS ber of the Kingdom class. But the word murder here used has a broad- meaning than is generally at- St. Dunstan, who was noted for his skill in shoeing horses, to- shoe his "single hoof." Knowing who hia cus- meanng an tached to meaning which St. toiner was, Dunstan tied him tightly to the word when he said to the wall and proceeded with his that whosoever hateth his brother job, but purposely put the devil into is a murderer (I. John ii, We so much pain that he roared for mer- know then that no brother-hater is cy. And it was nat until he had prom- fit for the Kingdom. But, some may ised that he would never again enter been bro'ther-haters washed, cleansed, and have a place where he 'saw a horseshoe dis-. sanctified, played that Dunstan would release his captive. ,...._. have brought, into heart-relationship with the Lord- and into love of the breth- ren. If so, the implication is that they have lost the 'spirit of murder from their hearts are brother- Digraeiir the great statesman, which tell VvnA-Mi nf Keeping Your Temper. There is an anecdote of Benjamin haters no longer. The Scriptures tell aptiy bears on the question of keep- ns also that it will be possible for a jng one's temper. He was staying in man who has been figuratively wash-! Hampshire with a friend who owned ed from his form-er condition of sin- a of horses. One of these defilement and who has been clothed of the Lord symbolically in a robe i a number of fine horses. One of these was noted for its terrible temper. "I don't know why I keep that ani- of righteousness and who had been j Disraeli's host said one day, "it begotten of the holy Spirit of love to turn from this holy commandment of turn from the of right- eousness, to his former condition of sin-defilement. The Apostle gives the illustration of the sow that was _wash- ed returning to her wallowing in the mire (II. Peter ii, But the caae of such is hopeless if the step be taken with full intention and deliberation-T- it the return to a murderous condition of with the full consent of the heart. The Apos- tle, however, does imtimate that up to a certain point there is hope of recovery and hence he wrfes all of the faithful to aasist these, saying "He that oonverteth a sinner (once a bro- ther) from the error of his wayi shall aave a soul from death." Again we read, "No drunkard shall enter into th-e Kingdom of God" (I. Corinthiatti vi, He surely would be unfit. This does not, however, im- ply that all total abstainers from in- toxicant liquors are fit for the King- dom. Neither does it imply that a drunkard might'not reform and thus cease to be a drunkard, and by the Lord's grace, become fit for the King- dom. Moreover the word drunkard .in the Bible ia frequently in a figurative sense. It represents an addled condition of the mind; an for instance, we read, Babylon's cup made all the nations drunk (Revela- is the worstrtempered horse i" I have Without a moment's hesitation Dis- raeli offered, much to his host's as- tonishment, to buy the horse. "Any temper can be he 'and the worst can often be trained 'into the best. The spirited colv makes the finest horae'" Already Lady Fare (to pert will hear something more abwt thia. Let mo your number and your please. kin hev me number, an' welkim. miss, an' I 'opes M much good may it do yer, but for takin me yer axes a bit too late. I've got a young lady o' my own wot I've promised to give my name to. by Flemings. Pembrokeshire ia called "Little Eng- land beyond pwing to the English from Somerset who were set- tled there by the Earl of Warwick in also to Flemish colonists. There is said to be a difference be- tween the inhabitants of some dis- tricts and the Welsh even now. Drinking Wattr. The quality of drinking water may be ascertained by filling a bottle half tion xviii, This sifnifies that i full, tightly corking it and then sh'akr fellowship with doctrines has j ing ft vigoroualy for a minute or two. permeated, influenced, bewildered the! On uncorking the bottle if the slight- refer to the Millennial Kingdom ana world in general.' God's people disagreeable odor develops there that any would be too degraded taking ol Christ's cup of aw is tome oC pollution m tne water. GIRLS HELD AND SOLD LIKE STOCK Details of "White Slave" Traffic Se- cured by Commission Reveals Revolting Practices Washington, Dec. story of the white slave traffic as told in the report of the immigration commis- sion to congress to-day, reveals what is termed, the most pitiful and sordid feature of the immigration question." WUile the statement, that the trade was controlled'by a corporation could not be supported, ft ip stated that the co-operation between the dealers Is such that girls are held like stock and prices quoted, varying with the different nationalities and the num- ber purchased. It is stated that French girls are valued from to each. Japanese girls at Se- attle for eastern shipment, are quot- ed as low as each, while Chin- ese firls at the same fort bring from to each. These girls, it is are from their homes to this country and then held In a condition of abject slavery in the most barbarous and revolting sense of the word. They are held by debts, threats of arrest, ex- posure to parents, and even death. Although tills Isvsstjgaticn ass been going on since 1907 it has been only recently that the officials have been able to secure Information of a defilnite character. Fresno, Gal., Dec. Cheu- vroni, a prominent resident of this city, to-day killed his wife with a hatchet, and then perhaps tntajly In- jured his children, a boy of 14 and a girl of 10. Cheuvront then rushed to the Southern Pacific tracks, threw him- seU under a passing train and was kille4. It is thtught he suddeily be- came insane. Per Gent Discount Or Three thirds off Every Dollar WAS GOING- SOME! WE KNEW THE MAN-HE IS BROKE NOW We are not going broke, but we are going to give you unheard of bargains, beginning to-day, Dec. 18th., and ending when the goods end; that won't be long. All of TUCK'S at d other best makes of Ximis (ind New All Souvenir Gbocls Leather, Glass arid Wood In short, most of our immense stock will be cleared out at I That you get one.'dollar's worth fpr. seventy-five cents. We always feel just like that re Christmas approaches, and you always get the best out of our weakness. This will be the great, big time of your life if you seize the op- portunity of seeing SANTA CLAUS At his very own headquarters NOW RED CROSS DRUG STORE ;