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ih'lt. ~taudard+ ISSUED MONTHLY BY THE

Bible Standard Publication Society, St. Paul's Buildings, 28, Paternoster Row, London.
Qeo. A. BROWN, Pastor of Mint Lane Baptist Church, Lincoln.
TB. BIBLlI STANDARD is devoted to the exposition of Biblical Truth, especially the doctrine of Conditional Immortality, the literal Resurrection of
the Dead, the Final Destruction of the Wicked, the Signs of the Times, the Second Coming of Christ, and His Personal Reign on earth.

" The ~ages of Sin is Death; but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord." .,
No. 24. SEPTEMBER, 1879. Price Id.

THE APOSTOLICAL FATHERS. modern Christian teaching and hope; and on the other
THE Apostolical Fathers, or Clement of Rome, Polycarp, hand, that they so frequently and empathatically refer to a
Ignatius, Barnabas, and the Pastor of Hermas, are so called being raised up out of ~e .grave, when the resurrection
as having been contemporaries with the Apostles of our Lord. occupies so subordinate a place in the present popular creed
Their opportuities of being informed concerning the doctrines and ordinary pulpit ministrations. The coming of Christ,
of Christianity were therefore peculiar, and their testimony too,-how they dwell upon and hail that event I-like the
is of a corresponding value. Let us not, however, unduly beloved Apostle, "Come, Lord Jesus! "-" Even so, come
exaggerate the doctrinal value of their writings; for Lord Jesus! " The second coming of Christ was a necessary
although their opportunities were what we have stated, it is and cardinal doctrine in the creed of those primitive saints,
quite conceivable that other circumstances should tend to who, like their apostolic contemporary, "suffered the loss of
depreciate the value of their personal testimony. Their all things" to attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
testimony is nevertheless valuable, if not authoritative; But let them speak for themselves :-" Blessed are those
and by the clearer light of Scripture they may be read with priests," writes Clement, " who, having finishedtheir course
before their times, haoe obtained a fruitful. and perfect dis-
considerable profit. In their writings, we never meet with
those conventional phrases of modern orthodoxy about the solution" " All the ages of the world, from Adam
soul,-its separate state and immortality, "Immorta.lllOul " even unto this day, are passed away; but they who have
-" never-dying soul,"-" deathless soul,"-" separate been made perfect in love have, by the grace of God,
50ul,"-" disembodied soul,"-these and such like expres- obtained It place [by inheritance, not yet realized] among
the righteous, and shall be made manifest in the judgment of
sions are never to be met with in the canonical and primitive
the kingdom of Christ, For it is written, 'Enter into thy
Scriptures. They belong to a more recent religious nomen-
clature. The: prevailing opinions of the Apostolic Fathers chambers for a little space, till my anger and indignation
are clearly set forth in their epistolary writings, where they shall pass away, and I will remember the good day [the
uniformly speak as if they had no philosophy about the resurrection day] and will mise you up out of you/"gmves.' "
elementary constituents of the human constitution, but Says Polycarp, " If we please [the Lord] in this present
regarded man as an indivisible being, depending upon his world, we shall also be made partakers of that which ie to
organization for his personal existence. In the estimation come, according as he has promised to us that he will raise
1(S from the dead, and if -we shall walk worthy of him, we
of these early writers death was the absolute decease of the
conscious being man, and he could only live after dissolu- shall also reign together with him."
tion by being re-organized, or raised up from the dead. Ignatius, in the following quotation, expresses plainly his
They never allude to a state of consciousness between death belief that immortality is not inherent in the human consti-
and the resurrection, but speak much of their hope in being tution, but a communication through Christ, as says the
raised up out of their graves by their Lord,-" the Resur- Apostle,-"-" The gift of God is eternal life [or immortality]
rection and the Life." It should strike the reader as very through our Lord J esus Christ." In his epistle to the
remarkable that. the Apostolical Fathers never allude to a Ephesians, Ignatius writes,-" For this cause did the Lord'
state of glorification for the righteous in a disembodied suffer the ointment to be poured .rm his head [or was
condition of existence, when this is the grand theme of anointed for his burial] that he might breathe the breath nf

immortality into His church. Be ye not therefore anointed silly a heresy. "I know," he adds, " that even after His
with the evil savor of the doctrine of the prince of this resurrection He was in the flesh! and I believe that He is
world, let him not take you captive from the life that is set still so. And when He came to those who were with Peter,
before you." Again: "Men's ignorance was taken away, He said unto them, 'take, handle Me, and see that I am
and the old kingdom abolished, God himself being made not an incorporeal demon.' Not as some in our own day
manifest in the form of a man for the renewal of eternal life. imagine our Lord to mean, that He was not a disembodied
From thence began what God had prepared; from thence- human soul; because He said,' handle Me and see, for a
forth things were disturbed, forasmuch as He designed to spirit [not My spirit] hath not flesh and bones, as ye see
abolish death." And yet again: "That ye (he says) me have.''' "Behold My hands and My feet," said our Lord,
breaking one and the same bread, which is the medicine of " that it is I lJIlyself," not some other spiritual being, or as
immortality, our antidote that we should not die, but live Ignatius expres»s it an "inc01pol'eal demon." Neither our
for ever in Christ Jesus." In his Epistle to the Magnesians, Lord nor Ignatius make any allusion to such a notional
Ignatius writes,-" Seeing then all things have an end, entity as a disembodied soul, or spirit.
there are these two together set before us, death and life, and This Apostolical Father treats at some length of this
everyone shall depart unto his proper place." To the heresy, which, it is efr:'y to understand, was of a very
'I'rallians he writes :-" Jesus Christ was truly raised from pernicious character. The following words express more
the dead by His Father, after the manner as He will also raise emphatically his Docetic antagonism, and at the same time
up us who believe in Him, by Christ Jesus, without whom we set forth his views of the future life only through a resurrec-
have no true life." To the Romans he writes,-" For it is tion from the dead. "If all these things were done only in
good for me to set from the world unto God-that I may rise show by our Lord, then do I also seem only to be bound.
again unto Him But if I shall suffer, I shall then . . . . But much better would it be for them to receive it
become the freeman of Jesus Christ, and shall rise free." [that is, the doctrine of Christ's real humanity and passion
There is a very singular passage in the -Epistle to the on the cross, of which the eucharist was the symbol], that
Smyrnreans which at first sight may appear to favour the they might one day rise through it." The Apostolical Father
notion that man can live in a state of disembodiment. " He opposed the error of the Docetce, chiefly on the ground that
[Christ] suffered truly, as He also truly was raised from the it destroyed the reality of Christ's resurrection, for if He only
dead: and not as some unbelievers say that He only seemed seemed to suffer and die, he could only have seemed to rise
to suffer, they themselves only seeming to be. And as they again, and hence their Christian hope of future life, and its
believe so it shall happen :unto them, when, being divested grand evidence and pledge, were both denied and destroyed.
of the body, they shall become mere spirits." or incorporeal. The doctrine of the Apostolical Fathers was that of the
That the reader may understand this passage it-is necessary Apostles themselves that "if Christ be not raised" from
to remark that Ignatius is here alluding to a very mischiev- the dead, " faith is vain," and" they which are fallen asleep
ous heresy which sprang up in the apostolic age, under the in Christ are :Jerished ;" because without a resurrection they
name of Docetism, or the doctrine of the Docetce, cannot live again; and if Christ is not raised from the dead,
This sect was so called because they professed the but is still under the power of death and will ever remain so,
opinion that Christ did not really suffer and die on the then none will be raised,-there can be no future life,-all
cross, but only in appearance. They denied the reality of are perished.
of Christ's coporeal nature, and maintained that His flesh The object of Christ's mission is thus set forth by
and blood were phantasmal only. Their name, Docetce, is Barnabas in his Catholic Epistle,-" Now, how He suffered
derived from a Greek word signifying to seem or appear. for us, seeing it was by men that He underwent it, I will
Now, it is against the professors of this strange notion, that show you. The prophets, having received from Him the
Christ was a mere phantom, that Ignatius directs his gift of prophecy, spake before concerning Him: but He, tha:
remarks. His language is obviously ironical, He certainly He might abolish death and make known the resurrection from
had no Scripture warrant for saying that these primitive the dead, was content, as it was necessary, to appear in the
heretics should live after death as disembodied souls, nor flesh, that He might make good the promise before given to
does he indeed say so. What he says virtually is, that our fathers; and, preparing Himself a new people, might
when they are dead they shall pass away into mere phantoms, demonstrate to them, whilst He was upon earth, tlia] after
-or have no real existence. So far from according with the resurrection He would judge the world." N ow, as judgment
the present popular notions of a state of disembodiment for precedes rewards and punishments, this language obviously
soul Cl' spirit, this language makes directly against that implies that until the resurrection takes place there can be
notion j for it is the utterance of a malediction,-the ironical .neither a state of reward nor punishment. "It is appointed
denunciation of a punishment suitable to the abettors of so unto men," says the Scripture, "once to die, but after this


the judqment;" Not, as the popular Christianity teaches, once allude to "immortal souls," and "souls in glory," or
" after death" rewards and punishments,-then resurrection " torment" at death; whereas both the Protestant and
from the dead,-then [udgment--c-and then again rewards Papist churches (the latter, indeed, to no small advantage),
and punishments! such bungling and confusion belong not reverse this mode of preaching,-they preach in strange
to the revelation of Scripture, nor the creed of the Apostolic contradiction to inspired and primitive testimony, that man
believers. is immortal by natural constitution, and that he can live
The passages bearing on this subject in the writings of the while he is dead. But thanks be to God, amidst this
Pastor of Hermas are too numerous for quotation, here doctrinal degeneracy, the written word remains.
suffice it to say that he uniformly describes the condition of
the uneonverted as a state of death, and union with Christ
as securing the hope of a future and eternal life. Nothing
can be plainer than that the Apostolic Fathers were con- THE MINIMUM CHRISTIAN.
sentaneous in the belief of the essential mortality of the The minimum Christian! And who is he? The Christian
human race: that they had no philosophy concerning the who is going to be save! at the cheapest rate possible; the
human nature corresponding to the Platonized Christian Christian who intends to get all the world he can, and not
philosophy of modern times: and that their long expectation meet the worldling's doom; the Christian who aims to have
of the future life was by means of a resurrection from the as little religion as he may, without lacking it altogether.
dead. It is undeniable that they believed nothing about The minimum Christian goes to church in the morning.
disembodied human souls, and a condition of rewards and and in the afternoon also, unless it rains, 01' is too warm,
punishments intermediate between death and resurrection. 01' too cold, 01' he is too sleepy, or has a headache from
In this mortal interval the dead according to them slumbered eating too much dinner. He listens most respectfully to the
in "the land of forgetfulness." (Psalm lxxxviii, 10-12.) preacher, and joins in the prayer and praise. He applies the
Thought ceased its activity, and consciousness, like the truth very judiciously,-sometimes to himself, often to his
expired flame, had become extinguished. neighbours.
These primitive saints, in common with prophets and The minimum Christian is very friendlyto all good works
apostles, looked forward to the " good day"-the day of the He wishes them well; but it is not in his power to do much
Lord's second coming, to open the graves of His slumbering for them. The Sabbath School he looks upon as an admirable /
ones, and redeem them from the dominion of death; their institution, especially for the neglected and the ignorant. It is
hope was in a resurrection from the dead, hence they not convenient, however. for him to take a class. His business
preached the resurrection of Christ as the evidence and engagements are so pressing during the week that he needs
pledge of His people'S resurrection unto life, and jealously Sunday as a day of rest; nor does he think himself qualified
guarded this first principle of Christian doctrine against the to act as a teacher. There are so many persons better
contemporary heresies, among which, that of the Docetce prepared for this important duty that he must beg to be
was the chief. How unlike the degenerate theology of excused. He is very friendly to home and foreign missions
modern Christianity, in which the grand cardinal doctrine of and colportage, and gives his mite. He thinks there are too
Resurrection from the dead is almost lost sight ofl-the pagan many appeals, but he. gives, if not enough to save his
philosophy of Plato, patronized by the popular churches, has reputation, pretty near it; at all events he aims to,
instituted the doctrine of an independent liuman. immortality, The minimum Christian is not clear on a number of points.
hence immortality as the gift of God by Christ is not known; The opera and dancing, the theatre and card-playing, and
it has taught the world to believe in a state of life during large, fashionable parties, give him much trouble. He cannot
death, hence the modern Christianity has an imported see the harm in this 01' that 01' the other popular amusement.
phraseology about "departed souls," "immortal souls," There is nothing in the Bible against it. He does not see
" souls in glory," "souls in torment," of which the Scriptures but that a man may be a Christian and dance, or go to the
and Apostolical Christians know nothing. A state of glorifi- opera. He knows several excellent persons who do. Why
cation immediately after death for the" disembodied soul" should not he? He stands. so close to the dividing line
obviously supersedes the doctrine of a resurrection_ Let the between the people of God and the world that it is hard to
Churches of our degenerate modern Christendom mark the say on which side of it he is actually to be found.
contrast between the scriptural and primitive doctrine of Ah, my brother, are you making this attempt? Beware,
immortality and that doctrine as professed by themselves. lest you find at last that, in trying to get into the kingdom
Let them note the strange phenomena, that the Apostles of God with a little religion, you miss it altogether; lest,
and their contemporaries speak much of life as the gift of without gaining the whole world, you lose your own soul!
,God by Christ, and life obtainable by resurrection, and never -Presbyterian at Work.


BELIEVERSin our dear Lord's near coming differ, as an A CONTINENTUpaper thus describes a recent scene in
English writer puts it, as the town clock differs from the Galicia-The reception of Hillel, a noted Jewish Babbi r-s-
small clocks in town, not by the hour, but by the minute and "When the train drew up at Szikso Station, an old man of
second. English Literalists, Millenarians, Pre-millennialists, small stature, holding a silver topped pastoral staff, des-
Age to Come believers, Adventists, etc., all hold that he cended from the carriage. He wore a silken kaftan and the
comes before the thousand years. All believe in this great Russian' kuesmo.' As soon as the Jewish crowd perceived
And wonderful approaching age; for what is the coming him they rushed forward pell-mell, fell on their knees,
eternity but one succession of ages? All think it will open seized his hand, and c vered it and his robes with kisses.
very soon. They differ a little in the manner of its intro- He was then driven through the city in the midst of great
duction; i.e., in details. They differ in the nature and excitement. Numbers came in order to kiss his hand, and
character of the day, the grand millennial era, but look for ask for his prayers. The manner of life of the Rabbi in the
itll sun to arise, not in the evening of that day, but in its glad city ill very unlike th;t of the old Jewish ascetic saints.
morning. No such day as that is heralded to be can exist His clothing is scrupulously clean and good, his beard is
without a visible sun. Alas! modern Christendom looks for well combed, and he eats and drinks with moderation,
that sun to arise in the evening, when the gloryofthe great day whereas the older 'Wundi Rabbis' had the credit of being
is over and gone. She but dreams, and talks in her sleep! too much devoted to spirituous liquors. Rabbi Hillel did
Some who look for Jesus profess to discover great light not look his interviewer in the face. Possibly the latter was
touching the coming day. They behold all its order, they a ' Galilooan,' but it is said to be his habit even in his con-
map it all out from its first year to its last. They think the ferences with his fellow-religionists. He studies all day
divine Word has photographed it. I cannot see the full long; seldom receives females to confession-as he calls it ;
character and kind of the age to come, though perhaps but when he does so keeps his eyes closed throughout the
standing on its very threshold. Nevertheless, I see clearly interview-so the females who have been privileged to
down Time's quickening stream to it, and with my brethren consult him as a religious director invariably relate. Some
of all opinions I cry, It is coming! And Drs, Qumming, years ago, when the Rabbi was sixty-three years of age, he
Beiss, etc., who look for a mixed age; Elds. Orrock, Pearson, took to himself a third wife, a young maiden of nineteen.
etc., who look for an unmixed age, and our few anti- He will never take money from his penitents, though it is
millennarians wh~ do not look for any thousand years at all, often pressed upon him; but, as his servant or pleni-
but an eternal, unbroken age, are all alike respected and potentiary is allowed to receive offerings from devout visitors,
beloved. Scorn no man for his cherished views of this sort; possibly some part falls to Rabbi HiIlel's share. He pro-
think, and let others think. I generally do my own thinking fesses to heal the .sick, and to hold special conversation.
on all sueh questions.· I do not think the most pious, the with the Almighty regarding those who consult him. As ha
most orthodox, the most intelligent, and I may add the most only was to remain a few days in Szikso, his lodging was
Christian Jew, who lived before the Cross and Pentecost, crowded with devotees waiting to consult the great man in
understood or saw clearly the character of this age, then just his free hours."
about to begin. Clear light came at last, and the best men The Rev. D.WID M.•.CRAE,of Gourook, has received the
saw they too had been dreaming, hearty support of his church and congregation in his recent
. Well, I don't care if I can't see clear on into open day. It trial. They refused to admit the Minister sent to declare
is yet night. My lamp burns brightly. It will light me the pulpit vacant; and at a recent meeting they resolved to
until the Bridegroom comes, and at the marriage day there secede from the United Presbyterian Communion, inviting
will be light enough. The rule of my illuminator is additional, Mr. Macrae to continue as their pastor.
"more and more." Paul's darkened glass is still before all But for trust deeds, the denominations would find it too
eyes touching the seventh chiliad of Reo, xx. So I think. costly to expel Ministers, simply for honouring God and
Full-orbed sunlight in the cloudless morning will dispel all His Word. In many cases, however, congregations are
illusions. It is when the Lord brings again Zion (not before) trammelled by legal considerations, which pull them in the
that all watchmen will see eye to eye, i.e., see alike. Mean- opposite direction to their active Christian sympathy with
while modesty of opinion on this elaborate and prophetical the" persecuted for righteousness sake."
subject will command admiration, and a unity of thinking The Rev. J. MACRAESIMCOCK, Congregational minister, of
differently in love will, grace abounding, be found possible. Paisley, has lately taken occasion to make known his views
Let those who look for Christ work on in their own sphere on the subject of "eternal punishment." Whilst "distinctly
and live, but let them love, "that they all may be mlE."- repudiating" the popular opinion, Mr. Simcock is not inclined
D •.T. Taylor. to limit the meaning of the expression "eternal," which, he


maintains, "ill used in connection with punishment in its THE PENALTY OF GOD'S LAW.
absolute sense of beginningless and endless." The view
THE penalty of the law is death, and if the wicked are
which he has adopted is. briefly this-that it is the punish-
preserved alive in torments, or in any sense, thenthis penalty
ment and not the suffering of the individual sinner which is
will never be inflicted. Any penalty that comes short o~
described as never ending. As the law of God is "eternal,"
terminating the being of the wicked, is not the penalty of
in the absolute sense of the word, so also must be the
the law.
punishment which opposition to that law entails; or, as
"The wages of sin is death," Rom, vi. 23. as contrasted
.righteousness is in its nature without beginning or end, so
with endless life. "The soul that sinneth it shall die,"
also must of necessity be the condition of disobedience.
Ezek, xviii. 4, 20. "Sin when it is finished, bringeth forth
"So long as man goes on sinning, there will be actual
death," James i. 15. Any torment or punishment that comes
punishment, but not one moment longer."
short of terminating the very being of the sufferer, is not
A LIVERPOOLcorrespondent intimates that a sermon was
death, and the~fore is not the penalty of the law, which law
recently preached by the Rev. John Kelly in St. George's
has not ~reversed but confirmed the first judgment; "Dust
Church, in which the orthodox dogma of eternal torment
thou art and unto uust shalt thou return," for sinners are to
and natural immortality was roughly handled, and declared
be ashes under the feet of the righteous.
to be both unscriptural and impossible, Also, that the Duke
of Argyle was an attentive hearer.
CONSIDERABLE interest is being manifested in the forth- THE JEW.
coming Conference, in London, on the Life and the Hope; "The Jew still walks the earth, and bears the stamp of
and a large attendance is expected. For particulars see our his race upon his forehead. He is still the same being as
advertising pages. when he first 'wandered forth from the hills of J udea. If his
The" Conference Plan" with hymns, may be had gratis on name is associated with avarice and extortion, and spoken in
application. If by post, a stamp must be sent. bitterness and scorn, yet, in the morning of history, it gathers
On Sunday Evenings, July 27th, and August 3, the Rev. around it recollections sacred and holy.
Stopford A. Brooke, M.A., preached forcible sermons at "The Jew is a miracle among the nations. A wanderer
Bedford Chapel, Bloomsbury, on the doctrine of "Eternal in all lands, he has been a witness of the great events of
Punishment." The respective texts were Matt. iii. 12., Matt. history for more than eighteen hundred years. He saw classic
xxv. -{5. Remarking upon the influence on unbelievers of Greece when crowned with intellectual triumphs. He lingered
the gospel of fear, he said it was impossible to believe such among that broken but beautiful architecture that rises like
a doctrine-it would make him an infidel. Dwelling at some a tombstone over the grave of her departed splendor.
length on the use of the word "everlasting" as applied to "The Jew saw Rome, the 'mighty heart' of nations,
punishment, he said that the rendering should be "age-long." sending its own ceaseless life's throb through all the arteries
God is eternal-without beginning and without end. Not so of its vast empire. He, too, has seen that heart cold and
evil, which had a beginning and must be of limited duration, still in death. These have perished, yet the Jew lives on-
for if evil were to exist for ever God would be conquered. the same silent, mysterious, indestructible being. The
Hell is the state in which the wicked suffer into redemption. shadow of the Crescent rests on Palestine, the signet of a
Having pointed out the fallacy of those who say that God's conqueror's faith-still the Jew and his religion survive. He
idea of love and justice are not the same as ours, the wanders a captive in the streets of his own once queenly
preacher asked" Can God allow eternal evil and continue to Jerusalem, to meditate sadly and gloomily on the relics of
be God? ancient power. Above him shines the clear sky, fair as when
A NEWsect has sprung up in Russia, the founder being a it looked down on the towers of Zion; but now, alas! it
"prophetess," a young and handsome Polish peasant woman, beholds only a desolate city and an unhappy land. The
named Xenia Ivanowna Kusmin, who has chosen twelve world is his home. The literature of the ancient Hebrew
apostles to preach her doctrines, which enjoin abstinence triumphs over all creeds, and schools, and sects. Mankind
from wine, meat and marriage-tea being ordained as the worship in the sacred songs of David, and bow to the divine
orthodox beverage. Shaking hands is reckoned to be a teachings of ·Jesus "of Nazareth, who also was a son of
great sin, while at the religious meetings, it is prescribed Abraham. Such is the Jew. His ancient dreams of empire
that each person shall kiss everyone else. are gone. How seldom do we realize, as we see him in our
city streets, that he is the creature of such a strange, peculiar
"MANY of the Ancient Fathers look upon the expulsion of destiny. Neither age, nor country, nor climate, have changed
Adam from Eden as a merciful dispensation, that man him. Such is the Jew, a strange and solitary being, and
might not be perpetuated in a state of sin."....:...Bishop Patrick, such the drama. of his long and mournful history,

" And the Jew in all his strange characteristics is a living and then the outward conduct. It begins with lovein the
witness of the truth of the Old Testament which he cherishes, soul, and then takes in relatives and friends,-then neigh-
which ages since foretold his wondrous destiny; and also of bours,-the community,-the country,-and finally the
the New Testament' which he rejects, but whose prophecies whole human race. The best Christian may have failings
at the same time he continually fulfils. Jerusalem is yet at home, but for these he is sorry, and labours hard to
trodden under foot-of the Gentiles, (Luke xxi. 24), the Jews overcome sins that easily beset.
are yet wanderers in every land, (Lttke xxi, 24; Deut. iv, 27), One should be deeply pious at home, because there is
their name is left for a hissing and a curse in all the earth, where he is the most part of the time. If he is religious
(Isa. Ixv, 15), while their silent influence, unmeasured and only when abroad, he is religious, if it can be said he is at
unmeasureable, shapes the destinies of nations, leads in the all, but a very little of his time.
march of intellect, insinuates itself throughout the social and One who shows but little interest in religion only when in
political system, and controls the financial destinies of the public, and not at home, imposes on those not acquainted
world. The history of the chosen people is full of solemn with his daily life, in that they take him for a warmly
interest and instruction to Gentiles. Once nourished like devoted Christian, when in reality that is not the case, the
branches of a good olive tree in the garden of God, 'Because principles of Christianity not being carried out at home
of unbelief they were broken off; and thou standest by faith, where they are most needed.
Be not high-minded, but fear; for if God spared not the It is at home where the main warfare with sin is to be
natural branches, take heed lest He also spare not thee. carried on, and the victory over Satan be gained. There
Behold, therefore, the goodness and severity of God; on them the ills of life are mostly met; their tempations assail the
which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou most fiercely; and there the greater part of provocations
continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. to impatience, anger, and hasty conversation are found.
And they also, if they abide not in unbelief, shall be grafted So that at home grace must triumph, religion abound,
in: for God is able to graft them in again." Rom, xii.- and sin be overcome, or it will not be so anywhere.
H. L. Hastings. To be useful to others, we must be decidedly religious
at home. If so in appearance abroad, and not at home, the
real character will, at length, in most cases, be found out,
and confidence in what is said, though it may be the truth,
"I WILL walk within my house with a perfect heart."-Ps. will be lost, and the earnest words be of no effect. It will
ci.2. be felt that such speak the truth, but do not liv« it.
This is a resolution, a fixed determination worthy of a
man, and of one who would be truly good, and an example
of piety to those most under his immediate influence. It is
a resolution to be a Christian at home in the presence of the Extract from a Speech delivered by Mr. C. H. Spurgeon, at
family, domestics, and all who are found there. There may the Baptist Union, 1878.
be those who are of a sober, sad countenance at the Lord's " Nowadays it seems that men are not immortal. We
supper, in religious meetings, and who may talk and pray have lived to grow 50 wise, that first we were informed that
when they are away from home and not much known, so as we were next of kin to the ape; now at last, it becomes a
to move others and to get the name of being very much portion of theology that we are apes till we are converted,
engaged, and yet who at home appear to be possessed of any and then we get souls. I do not believe it, and I believe
spirit than that of the kind, tender, loving spirit of the that such theology hamstrings activity, and cuts the very
meek and lowly Saviour. "How many," says Dr. Clarke, throat of earnestness, and is to be denounced straightway."
"are as lambs when among others, when at home they are THE ApOSTLE PAUL v. 1t1:R. SPURGEON.

as wasps or tigers." Who has not heard some exhort and The above paragraph from a Speech of Mr. Spurgeon, at
pray where they were not much known, who appeared to the Baptist Union in October last, is intended as a clever hit
almost move heaven and earth, by their loud strains of at the believers in the doctrine of Conditional Immortality,
earnest words, but who at home would drink with the by associating them with the Evolutionists, Darwin, Huxley
drunken, get angry, rage, and browbeat, walking in the &c.-This is as unjust as it is false.
spirit of this world. Hence, when this has come to be Mr. Spurgeon affirms that the denial of the natural
known, it has passed into a proverb, "a saint abroad and a immortality of the soul hamstrings activity, and cuts the
devil at home." very throat of earnestness, and is to be denounced by all true
True piety begins inwardly and works outwardly. It Christians,-Does this eminent preacher deny the spiritual
begins in the heart, and works the reformation of.the inner, intelligence, the activity and earnestness of the Apolltla

Paul ? Yet he, the only one of all the inspired penmen of LIFE;" "I am come" says Christ, "that ye might have
the Word of God, who employs the word "immortal" or LIFE."
" immortality," no-where in all his writings teaches the The very object for which the Gospel was written was to
doctrine that all men are naturally immortal.- teach two great truths, John xx, 31. "These are written
1. He never applies the language to sinners. that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of
2. He never applies it to the righteous or wicked i"J. God: and that believing ye might have life through His
this world. name." 1 John ii, 25. "And this is the promise that He
3. He never applies it to men's souls at all. hath promised us, (even) aionion LIFE." John iv, 9. "God
4. He speaks of it as an attribute of the King Eternal. sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might
1 Timothy i, 17. live through Him." John v, 9. "This is the witness of God
5. He only is the possessor of it, and imparts it as a gift which He hath testified of His Son. He that believeth on
to the Christian believer. the Son of God hath the witness in himself; he that
6. He teaches that it is an object to be attained by believeth not, makes God a liar: because he believeth not
patient continuance in well doing. Romans ii, 7. the testimony that God hath witnessed concerning His Son.
7. He tells us that it is brought to light through the He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the
Gospel, not by heathen philosophy. 2 Timothy i, 10. Son of God hath not the life."
8. He defines the period when it shall be put on by In the Syriac version all these passages occur: and in
the Saints of God to be at the resurrection, "when the place of the Greek words save, salvation, and Saviour,
Christ who is our life shall appear." 1 COl'. xv, appear the words, live, life, and Life-giver, indeed the Greek
51-54, and Col. iii, 4. word for life (zoe) is from the same root as is the Syriac
The assumed immortality of man has a heathen origin, word for life, and the giving of life and salvation are made
and in all ages has been employed as the fulcrum of Sacer- synonymous terms. Christ says, "I am the resurrection
dotal power, and forms the groundwork of Spiritualism with and the life;" and Peter accused the Jews of killing the
all its abominations. Author of life.
Mr. Spurgeon must be aware that many preachers of the
Gospel of the highest intelligence and character hold to the •
doctrine of Conditional Immortality, and that they believe
that this doctrine removes numerous obstacles in the inter-
pretation of the Word of God, and, instead of lessening SCIENCEis belief verified; faith is belief unverified. Both
activity and earnestness for the salvation of souls, is cal- make assumptions j but science proves its assumptions,
culated to intensify and increase them. It removes also the while faith does not or cannot. Science always begins in
veil which the errors of orthodoxy has spread over the faith, while faith may end in science. There is no necessary
revealed and benignant character of our Heavenly Father, conflict between the two, though if any rude, imperious faith
and tends to arrest the progress of infidelity in the world. ever sets itself against science, it must go down. Rut science
I am, Yours &c., should not set itself against any unverified belief, for that be-
Toronto. A. CANADIAN SUBSCRIBER. lief may at any time become the grandest science, as witness
Kepler's pregnant guess. Science is ever encroaching on
the domain of faith, dissipating many a fond belief, but
placing others on everlasting foundations. Without faith
there could be no science, for in the ascertainment of
LI:rx in the sense of conscious existence is the great offer of knowledge we must begin with assumptions. The whole
the Gospel. The Gospel originated in the benevolence of universe is closed against us except we first have faith. But
God, and its provisions were adapted to the emergencies of without science faith ends in darkness. It must ever seek
the condition of man. Man being mortal, and not having verification. It must not be a floating dream, but find solid
access to the tree of life, in consequence of sin, became liable ground on which to stand. Some have nothing but faith;
to suffering and death; but Christ, being offered a sacrifice they necessarily have crude ideas, weak characters and
for sins, has ransomed His people from death, by a promised narrow feelings. Others have nothing but science; their
resurrection from the dead at the coming of their Deliverer vision is correct, but too limited for superior development
to establish his Kingdom over the land. promised to our The science of to-day, with all its marvellous results, is not
fathers, to Abraham and his seed for ever. "God so loved broad enough for all our wants and desires. We must ever
the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoso- go beyond it into the infinite unknown. We must continually
ever believsth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting make beliefs which we cannot verify; if we did not, science

itself would die. We have imagination as well aa under- heaven and earth? saith the Almighty. Can any hide
standing, and without the flight of the one the other would himself in secret places?" Will God punish the mere body,
and let the soul escape, or evade the penalty?
never be enlarged. The imagination must have a clear eye,
Against any interpretation which will allow the execution
but not a clipped wing. If it can only flutter along the of the penalty to fail of its intent, or reach the real trans-
shores of ascertained knowledge, the universe will no more gressor, we aver that God addressed the whole being called
open to us its wondrous treasure houses. It was Newton's r. "man" when he said, "Thou shalt surely die." He certainly
must have addressed himself to man's intellectual being.
faith that gave us Newton's science. We must believe at For none, I conceive, will take the ground that He addressed
times in things that we cannot prove, else the universe is no the mere body of Adam, and not his intelligence. Therefore,
longer immeasurable to us ; we are cribbed, cabined, confined. if either part of man (if he possess a dual nature, as is
claimed ), is threatened with "death" and "mortality," it
Of course, I cannot impose my faith on anyone. Faith is is that part which the intelligent God addressed; namely,
individual, while science is universal and imperative; we the intellectual part of man. We maintain, however, that
cannot reject its teachings. But faith is elective. We do God addressed man as man; and as we address our fellow
man as man in any transaction between us; and as human
not accept it because it's a dead certainty, but because it's a
law addresses man, and deals with man; not as separate
glorious enchantment, a living dream, a wondrous romance, dual entities, but as one being.
an immeasurable joy that we cannot handle or touch, too John Milton says-" Man is It living being, intrinsieally
fine for the microscope, too immense for the telescope. and properly one and individual; not compound and
Science is, indeed, wonderful in its revelations and pos- separable; not according to the common opinion, made up
of distinct and different natures, as body and soul; but the
sibilities, its facts and their thousand-fold meanings and whole man is soul, and the soul man; that is to say, a body
beauty, but with tears I should bury it in its gorgeous tomb or substance, individual, animated, sensitive, and rational."
if faith were not ever beside it with its glittering wings to It was with such a being God dealt in Eden, and with sueh
beings he deals now.-O. R. Fassett,
give it fresh life and lead it on with immortal hopes springing
to perpetual verification from the unknown.-Liberal (lhristian, •

IN the spring of 1841 I was searching for a studio in which

MORTALITY tI. IMMORTALITY. to set up my easel. My" house·hunting" ended at the New
York University, where I found what I wanted in one of the
turrets of that stately edifice. When I had fixed my choice
" Thou shalt surely die."-Gen. ii, 17. the janitor, who accompanied me in my examination of the
"Ye shall not surely die,"-Gen. iii, 4.
rooms, threw open a door on the opposite side of the hall
IT is argued that the death of the body is all that is here and invited me to enter. I found myself in what was evidently
threatened, and that death is mere dissolution of the soul an artist's studio, but every object in it bore indubitable
and body, in which the body returns to dust, while the soul signs of unthrift and neglect. The statuettes, busts, and
models of various kinds were covered with dust and cobwebs;
escapes alive, being immortal. If this be so, it is exceedingly dusty canvases were faced to the wall, and stumps of brushes
strange that God did not say in his law, "Thy body shall and scraps of paper litered the floor. The only signs of
die, but thy soul shall escape"; or affix to His law the penalty industry consisted of a few masterly crayon drawings and
little 1uscious studies of color pinned to the wall.
which both the soul and the body independently should
" You will have an artist for your neighbour," said the
experience. Why should not God disclose so important a
janitor, "though he is not here much of late; he seems to
matter, as do all human governments in the enactment of be getting rather shiftless; he is wasting his time over some
their laws of far less moment, and in plain, unambiguous silly invention, a machine by which he expects to send
terms, if the soul and body were to experience a different messages from one place to another. He is a very good
painter, and might do well if he would only stick to his
fate? If the body alone is punished in death, and the soul business; but, Lord! he added, with a sneer of supreme
escapes death, then an irresponsible agent is punished, while contempt, "the idea of telling by a little streak of lightning
the responsible eludes the penalty; for certainly it must be what a body is saying at the other end of it! His friends
think he is crazy on the subject, and are trying to dissuade
conceded by all that the body without the intelligence (which him from it, but he persists in it until he is almost ruined."
it is claimed is the soul) could not sin. If, therefore, the Judge of my astonishment when he informed me that the
soul is alive anywhere in God's universe, in any condition " shiftless " individual, whose foolish waste of time so excited
whatever but death, it has eluded the penalty of the law. In his commiseration, was none other than the President of the
National Academy of Design-the most exalted position, in
that case the sinner has escaped the penalty threatened, the my youthful artistic fancy, it was possible for mortal to
body alone suffering the penalty. This would do in human attain-So F. B. Morse, since much better known as the
government, where the transgressor eludes the officers of inventor of the electric telegraph. But a little while after
justice, and escapes the just desert of his crime. But this this his fame was flashing through the world, and the
unbelievers who voted him insane were forced to confess
interpretation of God's righteous judgment will not stand, that there was at least" method in his madneliil."-Harp,r',
since He ill both omniscient and omnipotent. "Do not I fill ]1"ga;oini.

CONDITIONAL IMMORTALITY Wednesday, September 3rd.

10·80 a.m, Meeting of Delegates and Subscribers.
8-0 p.m. Public Meeting.
Paper by Rev. George A. Brown, of Lincoln. "Resurrection: Is it
THE SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE Necessary to a Future Life?"
Will (D.V.) be held in Paper by Lieut.-Col. E. Armstrong, "The Coming of the Lord
MABERLY CHAPEL, BALLS POND ROAD,pNGSLAND. Jesus Christ: the Church's Hope, and Essentlalto the Establish-
ment of His Kingdom."
7-0 p.m, Public Meeting.
Chairman-Rev. Henry Constable, M.A.
SEPTEIIBER2ND, 8RD, AND4TH, 1879. Address by Henry B. Murray, of Cheltenham, "The Coming King:
His Kingdom and Subjects."
Address by Rev. Thos. Vasey," The Need and the Nearness of
CONFERENCE PLAN. Christ's Coming."
Sunday, August 31st. Address by Henry Brittain (F.R.H. Soc., Birmingham), and others.
Special Sermons will be delivered in the London District, in
~hursday, September 4th.
the Chapels shown in the "Visitor's Guide."
10·80a.m. Meeting of Delegates and Subscribers.
Monday, September 1st. 8-0 p.m, Public Meeting.
A Meeting of the" Central Board" to prepare reports and Paper by Rev. Thomas Vasey, of Bridgnorth," The Fall; Its Effects
on the Nature and Constitution of Man and his Redemption
digest of business. Tea a.t 4. Meeting at 5 p.m. therefrom."
Paper by R. J. Hammond, "The Gospel: Its relation to the
Tuesday, September 2nd.
9-M a.m. Meeting for prayer. 7-30 p.m. Public Meeting in the ST. GEORGE'S' HALL,
10-80 a.m, Meeting of Delegates and Subscribers.
Chairman-Henry J. Ward, Esq., of Liverpool, President of the
At each day's (Morning) Meetings, the President, Henry J. Association.
Ward, Esq., of Liverpool, will preside. Address by Lieut.-Col. E. Armstrong, " The Soul: What the
1-80 p.m. Public Dinner, Tickets Is. 3d. each. Scriptures teach concerning it."
Address by Rev. George A. Brown, " The Gospel and its Teaching
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concerning Immortality,"
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Address by Rev. William Leask, D.D., " Things which are Before."
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Ohairman=-Rer. W. Leask, D.D., who will also preside at each day's . its Judgments, Preparatory to the New Earth."
(Afternoon) Meetings. Addresses by other gentlemen.

Paper by ReT. Henry Constable, M.A., late Prebendary of Cork,

"Conditional Immortality ; 'I'ested by Admitted Doctrines."
Paper by General H. Goodwin, "The Object and Judicial Character
Friends in sympathy with the objects of the Association
of the Millenial Kingdom."
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Seven-headed Monster."
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PROTESTANT INCONSISTENCY. Standards are the Westminster Confession of Faith, and in

the other the doctrine of the Universal Church.
THE following is from the pen of a Roman Catholic Priest, "Luther set himself against the authority of the Universal
we think it worthy.of a careful perusal by many Protestants. Church, and he was a hero. David Macrae set himself
It is taken from the Glasgow Herald, June 12th, 1870 :- against the authority of the Westminster Confession, and he
"SIR,-It is the fundamental principle of Protestantism is. a heretic. Was I not right in heading this letter
that each man has the right to read the Bible for himself, 'Protestant Inconsistency? '-I am, &c.,
and to form his own judgment of its meaning. The true JAMESGLANOY."
Protestant is not only allowed but is bound to exercise his
own judgment as to the interpretation of the statements of •
Scripture, looking for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who NOTES FOR SUBSCRIBERS.
is the infallible teacher of all true believers, and who is
promised to guide them to all truth. DEVONPORT.-Mount Zion Chapel.-Since the resignation
"The Church of Rome, on the; other hand, holds that 'in of the late pastor, Dr. WM. MORRIShas' gratuitously con-
matters of faith and morals no one confiding in his own ducted the services. In token of the esteem in which he is held,
judgment shall dare to wrest the sacred Scriptures to his and their appreciation of his services, the congregation
own sense of them, contrary to that which hath been held, recently presented to him a silver salver, suitably inscribed,
and still is held, by Holy Mother Church, whose right it is to together with a purse of gold. Under Dr. Morris's able
judge of the true meaning and interpretation of Holy Writ.' ministry the congregation has increased, and the church is
" I see from the Herald of this morning that sentence of in a prosperous condition. .
suspension has been pronounced against the U.P. minister LONDONN.-Maberly Chapel.-The first congregational
of Gourock, by his brethren of the Gourock Presbytery. collection yet made as a Missionary Offering to the Associa-
Now, had Mr. Macrae the privilege of being a Catholic, I tion, was taken at the above on Sunday, August 10th. The
should be at no loss to understand the reasons of his sus- Rev. Dr. Wm. Leask, having previously made an urgent
pension. He has wrested the sacred Scriptures to his own appeal on behalf of the objects of the Association. Will all
sense of them contrary to that which has been held, and is sympathetic churches make a similar effort, as annual con-
still held, by Holy Mother Church. But as Mr. Macrae is tribution to our funds? It is meet that Maberly, with its
unfortunately not a Catholic but a genuine Protestant, I historic reminiscences, should be the first in such a holy
confess I am altogether at a loss how to account for the pro- enterprise.
ceedings which have been taken against him. CHELTENHAM.-Chr·istian Assembly.-The congregation here
"Like a true Protestant Mr. Macrae has read his Bible has shown a marked improvement of late, and on July
for himself; surely no one blames him for that. Like a true 14th, the first Baptismal Service was held, when twelve
Protestant he forms his own opinion concerning the sense of persons were baptised by Mr. Henry Murray, jun., Pastor.
certain passages thereof. Still in his character of true With large-hearted liberality the Pastor (Rev. H. Wilkins.)
Protestant Mr. Macrae disregards the opinions of most of and Deacons of Salem Chapel, granted the free use of their
those who have read and interpreted these same passages place of worship for the occasion.
before his time, and has formed decided opinions of his own "THINGS WHICHMUSTSHORTLY COMETO PASS," a reprint of
concerning them. True, his opinions differ on some points papers which have appeared recently in the pages of the
from those held by Dr. Hutton and others of his rev. Rainbow, from the pen of an esteemed advocate ofthe Truth,
brethren; but like a true Protestant he sticks to his own opin- Mr. N. Starkey. Published by E. Stock, but may be had at
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"And yet Mr. Macrae is suspended! What then becomes in the near Second Advent of our Blessed Lord, and shall be
of the right of private judgment? pleased to assist in their circulation.
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of the Church," I ask in what does his right differ from colours Is. It is intended by the author to help the mind
mine, who also am free to use my private judgment pro- through the eye. His position on the Eden-Age is different
vided I agree with the" Standards of the Church?" from that generally received, otherwise the plan is the same
"The principle is exactly the same, the only difference as generally published, but much cheaper.
being that in Mr. Macrae's case he must, under pain of "PROFITABLEBUSINESS,"a plain talk by H. L. Hastings, of
being treated as a heretic, agree with the interpre- America. Is an excellent Gospel Tract of 16 pages, sewed,
tation of certain Presbyterian ministers who compiled a and admirably adapted for circulation amongst the poor.
Confession of Faith in the seventeenth century, whereas I For the sake of doing good we make a special offer. The
must agree with the interpretation which has always been published price is one penny each, but we will send parcels
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