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Western Christian Advocate (Newspaper) - August 04, 1875, Cincinnati, OhioRax the j a it a Ragaar Erauw Star Oval k a it Jisho Karraa a t so or a a up a a vol. Xii no. 31.cincinnati, wednesday August 4, 1875. Whole no. 2,251. The Nam Christus it cats 1 jolts had weekly a methodist Book concern Hitchcock Walsh a a note. Francis s. Hoyt editor. John j. Hight assistant. Office a a 101> Abbt fourth Street o t e b m 8 f a a i Quot two dollars and fifty cent1 fix annul. in Goya stub. Ait Tia Brut Are Piatko Ruidl Flata. Rates of Autem Tinfo. Per nonpareil Jame. Stacie insertion 25 ont. Per line continued three months.20 a a h a a six months ________.15 m a a Soi Clit notices 80 m marriage notices50 cent. 1 insertion. Letter from England. By w. A Mal Litls d. D. This is one of the most Beautiful cities in All this land and whoever visits in Liq a and does not visit York fails of a most Delight us experience. To see it in All Beauty go some cloudless morning to the top of the old Cathedral Tower and there let the Sony drink in the loveliness of toe scene. But there Are no Ocean Billows beating against craggy Cliffs nor Are there grand and Majestic Mountain peaks with Snow Clad summits and beet log precipices but As far As the Eye can reach there is spread out a Garden Rich and Well watered As Eden of old. How Green Are those Fields How Many shades from the Aici Ost Black of the thick leaved Trees to the Light Green of the wheat and Barley Fields. It is not strange that within sight of where we Are now standing Many Bat ties have been fought for the Possession of this tract of Oon try that Piet and Dane and roman and Saxon and Norman have alike counted it a prize for which they were willing to risk their lives. And How much of Beauty the gently flowing River adds to the scene. You can Trace it for Miles As it winds along through the landscape and gently passes through the City and on to the sea in vexed by Ady disturbance of its Waters for turning the machines invented by Man the venerable old City looks Well too from this distance All the better As far As some of its streets Are a interned because they Are Distant for we have wended our Way already through their devious and narrow passages and know what they contain. These old cities Are too closely built especially in their oldest Points to allow of much that is pleasing to the eyes they were arranged to hold the greatest number of people in the smallest possible spice so that Shorter Walls would Compass them and fewer people would be required to defend them and As the generations have come and gone the old ways yet remain and the poor Are crowded into these narrow and Dingy quarters. Most of the old Wall still remains and it is quite As interesting and much easier to follow its course with the Eye than to walk about it step by step. It has often withstood the surges of the tide of War and sometimes has been All in vain to withstand them. But it is a Long time since and we can but Hope they will never be needed again for detente from any foe. Away yonder in the Wall far to the left As w e of k toward the South West is the Mickle Gate on which they used to fix the Heads of traitors and let them remain for food for the Birds As a warning to All who might be tempted to follow their example. Dark and bloody Days were those of the Cid and turbulent knights and Barons who seemed to love War better than peace and were Ever ready for the fray dying bravely if they failed and punishing without mercy the foes they conquered. But let us go Down and see what the Church contains. Here stands the Verger whose holiness it is to wait upon the services of the House a sort of Sexton with a uniform and with the staff off authority in his hands. He looks almost like a College president on commencement Day. And we have a vivid remembrance of some imposing forms we have seen on those memorable occasions. The printed rules of the minister which we read Tell us that he is allowed a simple sixpence for his pains and is forbidden most strictly to take any More but we tried him with an extra sixpence and found it had the effect on him which we anticipated. He took it of course and in return the heart of the Noble briton seemed to grow warm and his Tongue eloquent and after showing us All the usual sights he remarked there was a Little room that contained some special treasures which were not always to be seen and so Down into this Little Sanctuary we went and among other things saw the Silver mounted Ivory Horn that would hold a quart or two that was u the Olden time the drinking Horn of King Pulphus. A Bible with Chain attached that was formerly in use in the Minster when bibles were scarce and when people thought so much of them they were tempted to steal them. A Silver pastoral staff of ancient Date episcopal rings of great Antiquity having belonged to the old time archbishops. The Coronation Chain of the old Saxon Kings and Many other things equally old and equally worthless worthless at least except As they Are memorials of the historical characters to whom they once belonged. About the Minster there Are Many mural tablets for Many of the great Are buried Here and their praises Are often set Forth in Moat fulsome phrase Bat the Best thing of ail if on the Tablet created to the memory of Young Vyner who in 1870, Wab murdered by the brigands of Greece alter amp Captivity of ten Days the words were found Amon his effects that were recovered and were part of a letter that he found Means to write to his friends communicating to them the Eiron stances in which he found himself placed they Are Patio simple words but bespeak a Areat and heroic soul 44 we must Trust in god the Ste May die bravely As englishmen ought %0 Quot do and go looking to god he Laid Down his Young life rather than Compromise his integrity. The next Day being the Sabbath we went to the morning service at the Minster. It was a piece of Good Fortune that an ordination of priests and deacons was to come off that very morning. The introductory service were very Dong and Dull and tiresome and made up to a Large extent of the singing of various chants and anthems by a choir of Meu and boys who so mumbled every thing that it was not possible to distinguish one word in Twenty and yet they Sung with a Good Deal of Power and earnestness the Organ did its part Well and sounded through the grand old Arches most wonderfully Sweet and Clear and Rich were its tones and very pious withal and soul inspiring. Archbishop Thompson was present in full dress got up in the highest style of the millinery Art and evidently without regard to Pense. He was seated upon what is called a throne and looked the embodiment of Good living and Light work. We imagined Good old Peter or Paul dressed up in the same Way and thought How Little at Home they would feel in such clothes. Just picture to your mind st. Paul preaching to the people of Iconium or Lystra with his Ordinary of Lothian and the following additional garments first a Long full Robe with enormous sleeves All of the finest Lawn with a Broad Black band about the Waist then Over All this a Block arrangement like a very Long apron reaching of Tom his neck to his feet then on his Back a three c Imereda Mantle doubled up in a Gay and festive Way for show rather than use As the thing is made of a Rich Cherry coloured silk then a Large ring with glittering Stone on the Little Finger of his left hand and a Gold Chain about his neck with a trinket of some sort attached. Poor Paul what a figure he would make doubtless he would not have exchanged that old cloak he left at Troas for All this Fine apparel. And Pray do not say that we Are making Light of sacred things for these Are no More stored than the Gaudy trappings that adorn the theatrical stage and both Are for precisely the same purpose. The venerable archbishop bad Many helpers about who read the Bible and gave out the hymn3, and intoned the prayers and took a leading part in the chanting. And such work As is made of divine worship by this intoning. It is an abomination of the papists and away with it. As executed by these High dignitaries it is a mixture of the genuine Yankee drawl and the hard Shell Baptist whine it is perfectly horrible except As it is ridiculous it is any thing but religious. Canon forester was the preacher of the occasion and gave us a most excellent Sermon on the sword of the lord and of Gideon. At one Point he urged the candidates to hold fast to the old ways and old truths of the gospel and it seemed As though he was about to refer in an unfriendly Way to the work of Moody and Sankey when instantly he dispelled the suspicion by quoting from the hymn 44 the old old Story a saying to them that it must be their chief business to Tell the old old Story of unseen things above of Jesus and his glory of Jesus and his love and so even in York Minster on this great Day the Power of these two evangelists was Felt. In the ordination service for deacons orders the archbishop being seated alone placed his hands upon the head of the candidate who keeled at his feet. In the ordination of priests the candidate keeled As before and. The archbishop still seated with four other clergymen standing placed their hands upon his head. The charge included the sentence conferring authority upon these priests to forgive and to retain the sins o the people. After the ordination came the communion the archbishop consecrating the elements and then distributing them to the clergymen within the altar railing and then to the Twenty four Young men who had been ordained and then to the dozen people who remained for Ever since the dose of the grand music which preceded the Sermon the people had been gradually Drifting out and when the Benediction was pronounced not More Gian fifty people were present. Taken All in All it was a service Loog to be remembered and notwithstanding the unusual scenes which were about us we Felt As we bowed in Humble penitence and thanksgiving to receive the memorials or the crucified Savior that it was indeed Good to be there. York eng1 and june 1875. A the aim of univ Beaity life. By Jenev. Henky a. Buchtel. There Are several popular misconceptions of the real aim of College life which Are getting themselves expressed on All occasions when students Are congregated. Indeed it has Home to such a pass that to state what appears to be the real aim of a College training sounds very much like educational heresy. When the distinguished Indiana senator came to Greene As tie to deliver the oration on the 31st of May the students were presented to him. As was to be expected he appreciated the compliment paid him and made them a Graceful speech in the coarse of his remarks the senator said the real object of College life is Notye of much to acquire knowledge As it is to train you to think a this statement is commonly made on occasions when students Are addressed. If we Are to under stand by this Staple of the College Rostrum what sir William Himilton Means when in his first lecture of metaphysics he defines a a knowledge a to be a a the Mere Possession of truths a and if we Are to understand 41 to train you to think As meaning to give you a intellectual cultivation a by which is meant 44 the. Powes acquired through exercise by the higher faculties of a More various vigorous and protracted activity a if we Are to understand the senators statement As sir William Hamilton explains it then it does not fall far Short of the truth. But it is not understood in this Way by the average student it appears Plain that Many an american collegian understands this Fine expression to train you to think a As meaning to train you to is obstinate or to train you to cultivate an Ishmael Irish spirit which turns its hand against every Many a hand or to train you to esteem As very much beneath you not Only the most a part of the Wisdom of this Earth but ajl of the Wisdom of heaven. There is a Large class of student who understand the expression 44 to train you to think just in this sense perhaps a larger class than College officers commonly suppose. Another popular misconception is that it is the aim of a College course to teach Only those things tha twill nog be of any practical Utility after the Feries of commencement Day Are faded. You hear it stated that it is necessary to forget every thing Learned in College before entering upon what men Are pleased to term the Active duties of life. Nothing could be farther from the Truffa. Among other studies pursued in a College course Are grammar rhetoric and oratory it is a part of the province of grammar to teach students to speak correctly and of rhetoric to teach to speak with Grace and with Force and of oratory to teach to speak naturally. A student passes through College and derives great profit from the Pursuit of these studies. If he enters any of the so called Learned professions his studies in grammar rhetoric and oratory prove to be of greatest practical Utility. Suppose however he proposes to engage in mercantile pursuits. The question is does he need to forget How to speak correctly does he need to forget How to speak with Grace and with Force does he need to forget How to speak naturally not by any Means. Every hour in the Day he is helped in his business by i ability to Converse agreeably with All classes of his customers with those who have enjoyed cultural privileges As Well As with others. His knowledge of tha classical and modern languages is also of service every Day in his Reading Aad study. He does not need a lexicon to look out the meaning of every unusual word for he is acquainted with the father of that word in another language. He is the lexicon himself. The More diligently a student Pur sues the studies of the prescribed course the More thoroughly will he be convinced that he does not learn any thing that needs to be forgotten. Another popular misconception is that it is the aim of the College coarse to produce lawyers doctors and preachers but mostly lawyers and preachers. In the summer of 67 a member of the class that took its masters degree at the last commencement went to his Home to spend the Long vacation. He had just finished m Clintock k Crooks a first books in latin and in the greek hid made a Short excursion into the de Bello Gallico and had reviewed his arithmetic and English grammar. That is to say he had gone through the first preparatory year. Almost the first question propounded to this College fledgling after his return Home was this 44 Well you have now been at College Ever since last fall you Are surely ready to enter upon the Active duties of the ministry now Are you not a this inquiry was made by a representative of a Large class of persons who have the impression that a College is a machine. For making lawyers and. Preachers. They have this additional idea namely that undoes not take very Long to make them. In extreme oases the candidate is thought , ready to preach or ready to practice in the courts if he has entered after the opening of the term and has gone away again just before the examinations., the real Arnof a College training is not to teach students to think As that phrase is commonly understood it is of to give instruction in branches of learning which have no. Practical Utility for every study pursued has practical Utility it is not to make lawyers and preachers but it is to produce men and women. Yon might write Over the Portal of every american College As significant of the aim of training Given within its Walls,44 the Man is always More than his it is the aim of a College training to give students culture and by culture is meant 44 an harmonious development of human i desire to Lay special stress upon that word harmonious. It is an harmonious development of human nature that is aimed at by the course of study in our Best american institutions of learning. The fathers Laid the foundations for the course of study now pursued in our Best colleges and there have been equally worthy 3ons to build upon these foundation. By which is meant that the coarse is now brought to a High degree of excellence. It would seem that the Meu who planned this course had first made a careful scientific examination of the Complex nature of that representative of the animal kingdom known by the name of Man. It would seem that after this careful scientific examination had been made just such studies and duties had been prescribed As were seen to be necessity in order to produce in this human representative of the animal kingdom h roundly and harmoniously developed nature. The More carefully you examine the studies Sod duties j of a first class cortege Bourso my More i Plain will it appear that the real aim of College life has been key t steadily in View by the worthy men who have perfected the coarse of study. A to argues nothing against the prescribed studies and duties to say that Many students Are graduated every year who Are sadly deficient in the jew onious Deyell Odt neut the blame must rest somewhere else not with the prescribed studies and duties. It is As to put a Man Down into a mine where he would find Gold bearing Quartz and Iron Pyrites. You say to him that he can gather the precious Metal or the worthless Imi ution just As he chooses. A further Yon say there is an experienced Miner always at hand to assist you in distinguishing the genuine Metal from the valueless imitation at the end of the period you Promise him amp medal of Honor if he has gathered Gold and if he has not gathered Gold you assure him that he Quot will be put to an open so me it the student in an american College is placed in precisely these circumstances. The question is what Bali h with him if he comes up at the la Slit Little Gold and a great Quantity on Pyrites what. Ever else you do with him do not give him the medal of honor., Tao quo in in finite pity Chat any student in an american i College who is so possessed 1>y few Lii i the perverse that he will pot allow his entire nature to take on As harmonious development should be rewarded for his utter i want of Fidelity to himself and to his god. Of the ministry for freed Meff by Rev. J. . Educated pastors for fhe freedmen Are urgently needed i amp Flroes Eydt c Asifo first that they May take the Lead in All their aspirations after a higher culture. To elevate a people without elevating its leaders first is impracticable and whatever Mere theorists May say to the contrary coi ored men will he the leaders of coloured men for generations to come. Without a educated minitry a commen Schod system will be Ine lived. There is no one needed supervision Over even if the teachers wer systems of instruction it and Short it exercise the cpnol8 and their part its will not keep their children steadily at Scopoli until they Are taught to do it bar pastors who Are also living examples of the benefits of culture. Give this people an educated ministry however men we a can teach school themselves if need be who can Tell teachers How to teach who have been imperfectly trained who can act As school trustees and serve on examining boards who can organize and carry on Normal schools and academies where they Are needed and a few such men Roulds he a school system where none had existed before. Second to Guird the people Aga fist the different forms of superstition and fanaticism and also from the opposite extremes of scepticism and formality. Their tendency to extravagant demonstrations in worship is Well known. Even in the cities excitement is often so excessive As to do away with All propriety and sol Tennity and in Many of the Rural districts where in other Days the Plantation system was in its glory religion degenerates into a Mere wild fire with As Little tendency to transform the character As the Heathen rites of their ancestors in their native Jungles. The effjrt3 of the roman Catholic Priesthood to beguile t tis people seem to awaken but Little App re tension at the North or even in those Par is of the South where there is but Little Rolt Laniel. Those who understand from Long experience the peculiarities of the coloured race and Are also acquainted with the worship and policy of the Church of a Rome know full Well that the danger is real they know that the pomp of the rim ritual calculated to gratify the tastes of this race they Are a waft How persistently work is Cay de on an Fri the evidences of its Success Are Elora to be a unfortunately the protestant people of the South who understand the danger i Quot a vib but just beginning to be Over from the prejudices awakened by Thi War so As to be ready to combat it. Tia roman Toath Olic works Steadi a quietly persistently Seldom accomplishing maim at any one Point in a Short time bit gaining a Little constantly and waiting patiently for the Ages. The protestant too 1 often makes a great Noibe for a Little while and then for a longer period does Noth Fig. N Otie. Ate so artful As the jesuits in themselves to the pre Judion of the races for which they labor. Feel boy its everywhere that his Church is the Only one that never makes any difference on account of the color of its members a boast which is near enough to the truth to Ftfe it a fearful Power. His emissaries Are everywhere visiting places where the pastor Oan not induce one of his class readers to go. Every where he is respectful and condescending willing to become not merely the equal but the inferior a Nof the lowest. Surely if we allow him to1 outdo us in Christian Zaal and humility Dan we wonder if the coloured Man judg no us by our fruits gives the jesuits the preference. But there Are Graver perils than these. Action and reaction Are Ezak in religion As in physics. The pendulum can not string Quot too far on the Side of superstition i third this a top Lod a a duo Jed ministry to help in fitting them for their duties As citizens of this Republic. It is too Lake to discuss whether it was Wise or foolish to admit so Large a number of ignorant persons to the elective franchise done. We must either educate the race or leave the Republic at the mercy of All the evils to which their Ign Orange exposes us. If any oq6 knows of Auy Ohep Pef or More feasible plan than that of preparing suitable Man to be leaders in the work let him speak. Fourth finally the ques of is Ahjit of the eternal salvation of a face. A religion that does not Lead its adherents to add virtue and knowledge to their Faith May be called christianity but it is not the christianity that Peter taught it is hot the christianity that har made Modem society it is net the christianity that transforms the heart and its it for the mansions of the blessed. Not Only the salvation of the african Tein on own land but that of the untold millions upon theft re see Centt Nefie depends upon the vigor with which our work is carried on. The Church has Long bewailed the slender Success of missionary Effort in Africa and Many regard it As an inexplicable mystery. To us Iny different re to to would seem mysterious Africa is no Ihfe he Tang and izad by sending ship Load after sip Load of emigrants scarcely the superiors of the native pagans in knowledge and their inferiors in Force of character Elwha can Send missionaries to Africa of the african race of the needed erf offy skill and culture with the unction of the holy one sube added they will find a Field Ripe to the Harvest. We have Good reason to Hope that those now under on instruction will save their thousands in this country and that some of them or some of their converts will Bear a Noble part in redeeming the land of their ancestors from paganism and mohammedanism. It is this expectation that cheers us amid the Drudgery of our daily duties and inspires us to believe even amid the comparative indifference of the Church and Community that the grandest work of the nineteenth Century is that in which we Are engaged. Shall it be done or half done let the methodist episcopal Church through its freedmen s Aid society reply. Baltimore my. The world god hat made it act the Prin Cipal part in solving All moral questions that had Home up. My so he declared that in american politics no party would stand but such As had some great moral principle to uphold it. The the deed is doties and can never be up-1 Areat National evil of to Day is the Tiafilo a i 0 j. 1 v a m a a a a a i a it w a Urbana correspondence. The Twenty fourth National Camp meeting is now wednesday july 28 the drawing to a close. On Friday the Campground will be vacated. Whether the Rainy weather injured or helped the meeting there is a diversity of opinions. It had this effect the Public services were nearly All held in the Large Tabernacle and this place seemed More favourable for4� altar educated ministers usually there were three sermons preached daily and As on the platform of the Tabernacle there was a Large array of ministerial Talent or. Ins Kip was enabled to put Forward continually a the right Man in the right the preaching was excellent with Clear statements of divine truth and accompanied with divine unction. Or. Inskip preached several times but the Forenoon service of today wednesday held by him was characterized by uncommon spiritual Power resting Down upon him and the whole congregation. Rev. W. C. Willing preached twice and at both times his hearers were evidently hungering and thirsting after righteousness. Or. Willing alluded to an invalid widow in Chicago who Livedis such Union with god that All her temporal wants were supplied in answer to prayer. In one instance a Man had a strange impression to Send this widow ten dollars. Another person knowing that this was done called on the sick widow and asked her what she prayed for that morning. She said her rent nine or fanaticism without for in the direction of for Lief. Religion Oan not Tram without meeting a terrible Honable men accustomed to ious exercises which Sway without affecting the Charm learn to despise religion Oan race is no exception to govern Universal humanity. No Back As m or Unbe upon reason read Relig a emotions inevitably the att Lawa that and1 she had prayed the lord that he would put it into the mired of some one to Send her ten dollars. And a few minutes ago it came. On one occasion her carpet had become about worn out. She asked the lord to Send her a new carpet. Very so in a unitarian was moved upon by gods spirit to Send her the carpet. She wanted her room papered and in answer to a prayer to god a universalist gentleman came and did the papering charging her nothing. In her invalid state she had a roman Catholic girl living with her. Bat this girl had no doubt that god always heard the prayers of he a mistress. At one time the widow had been praying for her daily wants naming them Over one by one and As Bridget was helping her from her posture of prayer she suddenly said a and surely mistress you forgot to speak about the Coal i we a a Quot none to get dinner the widow thanked Bridget for reminding her of it and then turning her heavenly face toward god said 44 and lord we Are out of Coal i Pray thee Send us some and Send it in time to get dinner about ten of clock a cart Load of Coal was dumped Down at the widow s cottage just at the time Bridget was needing it and expecting it. 1 the two sermons preached by a h. Boole of new York will never be forgotten by those who Beard them. The first was preached on sunday Kening from Quot this the Kwh k be filled with the the second was preached wednesday on the twin subject holiness and temper Anoe to amp Jyh Tor his text exodus Xiv 15 a speak unto the children of Israel that they go Forward a he also read the sixth chapter of Isaiah where the Prophet saw the via Ion of Tod i glory. Or. Ble commenced by saying that Ever Auoe the of lurch of Christ had been established in in Intoci eating liquors. A Good citizens Are agreed in this it a amp both right and proper that this great evil should come to an end and he believed Many of those who were present would see it come to sin end. It be gods cause. The wants this accursed tree Cut Down. Any Piriya that fights against god can not stand. Any party that opposes the great moral principle which is embodied in Temperance will be shattered to atoms. V Bat god works by instruments and he always chooses the Best instruments. He has chosen holy women to be the chief workers in uprooting this giant evil. And god is not through with them As his chief workers Hewill soon bid Forward again. But when they no for with the holy a a u a i ref Otwin on this subject he spake with great earnestness and at length asked All women present in the congregation who1 had worked As crusade stand. Who Ware willing to go Forth we nil if god called them it and to go Forth Osly when baptized from on Highto risk up. Several Hundred women Rose promptly. He next asked that All those who had not yet work a a but were willing thus to work to Rae up also. Nearly All the Rema Ift i a women arose. He then asked All to arise who were enemies to King alcohol and who would stand by the tempera up women with their influence prayers pud votes. In a moment the men were All on their feet. The great Tabernacle was crowded to excess Aud Only one great sea of Heads was to be seen every countenance speaking that their whole heart wan in sympathy with the speaker. At one the of morning meetings r 3 Var. Brewster of Franklin gave the following experience a a few weeks since the Southern it to holiness association held a special two Days meeting in my Church for the promotion of holiness. I had always preached Sanctification but had never personally experienced the Blessing at7that meeting when a score or More went Forward to the altar each one a clean heart the spirit seemed to Tell me to go Forward too. But of course i shrunk thinking of my position As pastor of the Church. Just then i noticed my wife going Forward to join those this give me More Oura a Cpd i went Forward. While thus Kate tug and Cowan rating my All to god and listening to the hymn which was being Sung. A in be a wed toy garment s White la the blood of tace 2i�at�j. A Weet but strange sense of parity settled Down upon me and filled me with peace unutterable. I was enabled to believe that Christ did receive me and that he did Sanctify me giving unto me entire heart purity. My wife received the Blessing at the same meeting and my Little boy. Aged fourteen received it also. Our Home has been wonderfully changed since then. The presence of Jesus is constantly Felt and. There seems now to be a delightful holy atmosphere in every room a a very Large number at least several Hundred sought for the Blessing of a clean heart. A Large number were also converted. B. F. S. To the Christian Law of Diorge. By Rev. J. Krehbiel. Tchristian doctrine of Law has reference especially to the Christian Church. Christ is the acknowledged head and lawgiver of the Church. With christians the words of Christ must be the end of controversy. 4 the times of ignorance god winked at but now command eth men every where dollars and seventy cent had become due f to i declaration of the apostle is precisely. The reason Given by the Savior for Many of the indulgences granted under the mosaic dispensation. Not because it was Rig Jet not because god would have it so but because of the hardness of menus hearts god. For the time being permitted certain things to by done god deals with men As they Are not As he would have them be. He is however constantly leading men Onward and upward. Many things therefore were admissible under the Law that Are inadmissible under Grace. Many things too May be permitted by the state to its citizens in general in its efforts to restrain evil and prevent greater and More serious wrongs that can never be countenanced by the Church nor permitted in the Case of her own members. Christians have no discretionary Power they must obey the Law of Christ. These general principles apply to the specific matter under consideration the Christian Law of divorce and the subsequent marriage of divorced persons. That divorces for slight causes and for no cause at All except perhaps a fancied incompatibility of temper Are very numerous is an alarming fact and no one i presume will question that our state Laws make the Severance of the marriage tie altogether too easy that this is the result of a lax moral sentiment and total misapprehension or perhaps worse an utter disregard of the object of the marriage relation is painfully evident. And there can be no doubt that All this is owing in a great measure to the spread of infidel sentiments and the denial that marriage is a dive institution this easy abrogation of the marriage tie is glorified As one of the evidences of Progress. It is one of and they Twain Shl be one Bah the bitter fruits of freely visa and Liber a j k Al a a of com which have for the last few decades been rampant in our country. It certainly stands the Christian Church in hand to inquire whether her4 skirts Are Clear in this matter whether she has not pandered to this evil by to Broad an interpretation of the Law of Christ on the subject and too la an administration of that Law. All will remember the Shock experienced by the Christian sentiment of the world a few years ago. When Henry Ward Beecher performed the marriage ceremony Between Richardson and mrs. My Fari cd. Thi9 was perhaps the most notorious Case of the kind but it was by no Means an isolated one. There is every reason in the world therefore Why the Church of Christ should take an unequivocal position on this subject not merely giving assent to the doctrine but enforcing obedience to the Law of Chr hot a. In that Beautiful setting Forth and illustration of the spirituality of the divine Law the Sermon of the an a ounces the a higher Law a on turnips Well As other subjects the jul of divorce be a us Pat t a Woffor Nica tion cause the her adultery and Whoso yer Ahall marry bar that is divorced c Coqui Teeth Matt a 32. Divo Cement then nude any or Enma Tasen is Deao need be Christ As a Ain the very exception made in favor of divorce taking it for granted time the 1 divorce had already been practically effected by the sin of one of the parties. Divo Cement according to the Law of Christ always presupposes adultery or give occasion for and induces this Erial. The Man who puts Sway his wife saving for the cause of fornication on her part not. Only commits Ain himself by Esunas to liable dissolution of the marriage Bend i but is also the direct Canas of a her subsequent adultery in Case of her marriage to another Man. This is especially True in the first ease Here the Man sins who puts away his wife also the divorced woman and the Man who subsequently marries her. Thus in a whole train of Acta is induced weakening die Tolving and utterly subverting the Sanctity of the marriage relation thus constituting. Thievery essence of adultery. R a this same Law namely the absolute Indi solubility of the marriage rei Alioa for any thing Short of fornication or adultery which As we have seen is of itself de Facto a dissolution of the marriage relations Christ announces in his answer to the pharisees As recorded in Matt. Xix,4r44, and Mark 3-16 As Alalia Lake Xvi 18. The question of the pharisees a is it us Falmer a Muu it Bis wife a for every of uce a undoubtedly the different interpretations Given to the mosaic Precept by the Soho is of rabbi Huoi a amp a Rifet 6namauai. The school of Hillel holding that a he could put away his wife for any cause the so Hoff of Sham Mai holding that there must be a sufficient moral cause some a a the Savior does not suffer himself to be drawn into their sectarian disputations but goes at once to the Root of the matter and astonishes both parties by asserting the unlawfulness of divorce for any cause telling them that the mosaic Precept was not a command but merely a Perm Sion on account of the hardness of their hearts that Moses had nowhere said that it was right for a Man to put away his wife but if he would put her away he must protect her against the penalty of adultery in Case she should marry another Man by giving her a writing of Divo Cement. Christ then shows the unlawfulness of divorce from the nature of the marriage relation As instituted by god himself thus teaching us to find the meaning and intent of the Law in the history of creation to look for the True explanation of Moses a precepts to Moses a narrative of the original condition and design and the subsequent development of Man to find As 8tier says the germs and roots of the creators will in the first chapters of gods revelation to Man. 1 the Savior quotes two passages from the first and Seco and chapters of genesis to show the Correct sense of the or crept wit a a Ferencz to a writing of Divo Cement. The first Speaks of the first creation of Man. Ere the woman was taken from out of his Side. Jiow clearly and beautifully is the relation of Jan and wife As a Unity and duality expressed 44 god created Man in his Pawn image in the image of god created he lie male and female created fee thums Gen. I -7. Also Gen. 2 44 in the Day that god created Man in the likeness of god made he him male and female created he them and called their it name Adam in the Day when they were thus we have a constant blending of the singular and plural showing that though Man and wife Are two persons with separate and distinct individuality yet in a must important sense they Are one a United head and Center the one the complement of the other. So the Savior Here tells us that4 he which nude them at the beginning made them male and female one woman Tor the one Many thus entering an everlasting protest against polygamy and divorce mine. God did not immediately create them As two separate and distinct individuals As a Man and a woman but As Adam As Man still having the woman incorporate in his own person 4 Bone of his Bones Aud fish of his a a therefore a said a Lam ere yet a mid was born or he Eurid Nave a practical understanding of the words a a a shall a Man leave lather Aud Mother and Cleave to his Wile and they shall be one Aud tile Savior emphasizes the Asine truth for this Cau a shall a Man leave and Mother Aud Snail Cleave to his wife therefore god hath joined together tit no Man put asunder a neither the parties themselves nor others acting Fox them coach Ned next Wick

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