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THE 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



AN ADVOCATE OF 

ffUMITlVE CHRISTIANITY, 

AND 
ZPTTIRE A.HST1D TTHSTIDIEIFIILEID ZREHLIGKrOUST- 



H. R. HOLSINGER, Editor. 
J. W. BEER, Asat. Editor. 



-E.R LOVETH ME KEEPETH MY COMMANOME - ) 






VOLUME VII. 



ri PUBLISHED BY THE EDITOR, BY PERMISSION 0? THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN. 

TYH02TE, PENNA. 



1871. 



o ftratian jairnig curmpnura. 



BY d. K. dO L,SI^[(i t>.tL. 



" Whosoever lovcib me keepeth mj commandments" — Jbsus. 



At 81.50 Per Annum 



Volume VII. 



TYRONE, PA. TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 1871. 



Number 1. 



For the Companion. 
Two Extremes. 



faith and practice, which are among then 
effect a union — so called. Bat a union estab- 

During the dark ages ot the present dispensa- lished upon the basis of an unexpressed J/s-uni- 
tion, when Popery reigned with almost unlimi- , t.y of sentiment, is a contradiction in terms, and 
ted sway, any departure from the doctrines, or cannot, from the very nature of the case, exist 
practices ot the Catholic church was punished in a Christian point of view. The enemy of 
with excommunication, anathema, and death, the Kingdom of Htaven, at this juncture, when 
Toleration has no place in the vocabulary of the so many are crying union, union ! takes the op- 
Romish Hierarchy; and long after the corn- portunity to sow tares among the wheat, and 
mencement ot the Reformation did the same an- false doctrines are disseminated on every hand, 
trchristian spirit, begotten of Popery, prevail in One Minister maintains the Divinity of Chi: 
many ot the Protestant churches. Thousands another that he was a very good man, and (;- 
were imprisoned or put to death for non-con- any one may be the son of God in the tame 
formity to rituals or established formulas. This sense he was, by imitating his holy life. ( I 
was one extreme. proclaims that the soul of man is an immortal 

God designed that upon the American conti- "pWt; another, that it is merely the iher- 
nent, and in this our highly favored land, the ic breath of mortal life, and that the only in- 
spirit of intolerant persecution should be first mortality which pertains to man is in the n 
shorn of its temporal power. Roger Williams rccted bodies of the just. One a— rts that t 
and William Penn, were among the first who n^w birth, spoken ol by Christ to Nicodemu 
taught that the entire separation of Church and an entrance into spiritual lite— a con? 
State, and universal, civil,. and religious liberty faith and repentance— prefigured 
is the only true condition of a Chrstian country; mated by baptism; another, that it i 
and now, at length, after a recent manifestation resurrection of the body from the crave. 
of the power of the Most High, to cause the bolds forth that the imm srsiou ofb sliev 
wrath of man to praise him, our happy land, la- * s valid baptism ; another thi 
vored in this above all other countries, enjoys wiU do - Xo ' ,v tll0S(> adverse pn 
that blessed state. Oh, how our hearts ought upon %it ' tl P° intl ' ' rwtianity, and Li 
to flow out in gratitude*) our Heavenly Father, each point is truth, the other m 
who has thus in mprcy remembered us, the for God an 
posterity of those that wer^ driven by the blood? at such 1 ds, that It 
hand oi persecution to these then desert shores'] "»' -" anything, or not!.. 
But while gratitude wells no spontaneously from tbose h rtding these diversifi 

the hearts of the Lord's people, they have a " fn°re them in in 

great and responsible duty to perform in defend- 
ing the "faith once delivered to the saint?," b] 
the Son of God, against contamination with *r« 
ror. 

The changed condition of things, brought 
about by the <!< itruction of temporal [tower to 
inflict penalties in ipiri ual matters, caust i dan- 
ger to arise in tie ite direction, l 

the garh and in the name of charity, a laxit] l I 



p\pi ■ ot t" ai 

ministering t«» the unconverted, t: 
train from dwelling up • subj< < I 

tuse thi I the •• ■ im and 

lubstanoe of tie' gospel ; hence il r< 

h of thought to i 
such uni 

ire set 

religious belief, has set in. Many of.theprotet- the *ord ' ' l{ perwnn their dutj 
ktoftleWwi h'yfcrg'to ignbVd th.% drtftVrtrtVs of CI:' rfftnte " 



< HRISTIAH FAMILY COMPANION. 



who Pee eye to e\e, ;ili(l 8f> A the same thing — 

the whole truth, and m thing hut the truth, as it 

i» in Jesus. 

B '..<<n the rwo extremes — an intolerant 
persecuting spirit, willing to lorce compliance 
with dogmas hy temporal power, on the one 

hand — and a faith, lukewarm, lax, and yielding 
lor the sake of expediency, on the other, there is 
■ proper mean, sustained by the word of God. 
1' 14 the duty of the Lord's people to he very 
patienl with those who hold error, in trying to 

rinoe and convert them : but, at the same 
time, they should be unyielding in defense of 
their faith ; never in any manner compromising 
the truth, for the sake of being 'men pleasers." 
"A man that is a heretic after the first and sec- 
ond admonition reject ; knowing that such are 
subverted." (Titus 3 : 10). 

Two passages will now be given to prove 
that the Lord Jesus Christ forbids his people to 
permit those to teach among them wiio are thus 
subverted ; requiring them to be placed outside 
the pale of his church. It is remarkable that 
these strong condemnations of false doctrines, 
false prophecies and unholy practices ; and this 
expelling duty of the Church, were announced 
through the instrumentality of John, whose al- 
most constant theme, as shown by his Epistles, 
was brotherly love. This cirsumstance shows, 
in a very strong light, the line of demarcation 
between truth and error ; and teaches us that 
Christian fellowship must not go beyond that 
line. 

The first passage to which allusion was made 
above, is a sharp rebuke of the Church at Per- 
^ramus ; because she retained within her fold, 
those that practised a species of idolatry, and 
those who held false doctrine. It is in the fol- 
lowing words: "I hare a few things against 
thee, because thou hast there them that hold 
the doctrine of Baalam, who taught Balak to 
cast a stumbling-block before the children of Is- 
rael, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to 
commit lornication So hast thou also them 
that bold the doctrine of the Xicolaitaines, which 
tiling I hate. Repent, or else I will come unto 
thee quickly, and will fight againat them witli 
the sword of my mouth." (Rev. 2 : 14-lh.) 

The other passage is a severe rebuke of the 
Church at Thyatira, as follows; ' l I have a few 
»hing* ogninst thcc. b- 1 thoq suf&rest that 



woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophet- 
ess, to teach and to seduce my servants to com- 
mit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto 
idols." (Rev. 2: 20.) 

The sword of the Lord's mouth is the word of 
eternal truth. This weapon, we are taught by 
these passages, (and not the carnal sword,) must 
be unsparingly used for the suppression of all 
spiritual apoatacy. We also infer from these 
scriptures, that any church which does not use 
the sword of the spirit, and the power ot expul- 
sion against those who may attempt to promul- 
gate error in her midst, will have that sword 
brought to bare against herself, by some instru- 
mentality, which the Lord will institute : her 
candlestick may possible be removed out of its 
place. 

Silas Thomas. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

For the Companion. 
<.;i«r* Promises. 

"For all the promises of Ood in him are yea, and in him amen, 
unto the glory ol God by us." 2 Cor. 1 : 20. 

God made a will or testament in behalf of his 
people. It cannot be altered — nothing can de- 
nude us of our patrimony. The bequest is his 
own exceeding 'great and precious promises." 
What a heritage ! — All that the sinner requires 
— all that the sinner's God can give. In this 
testamentary deed there are no contingencies, no 
peradventures. The Testator commences it 
with a sure guarantee for its every jot and title 
being fulfilled ; "'Verily, verily I say unto you. " 
He endorses every promise and every pag^ with 
a "yea and Amen." "God, willing more abun- 
dantly to show to the heirs of promise the im- 
mutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an 
oath." But who provided such a rich promised 
Treasury \ 

What is the source, where the fountain head, 
from which these streams of mercy flow to the 
church ? In him. Btdiever, from Jesus every 
promise centres: pardon, peace, adoption, conso- 
lation, eternal life, — all in Him. In him you 
are chosen, called, justified, sanctified, glorified. 
You have in possession all the blessings of pres- 
ent grace ; you have in reservation alhhe happi- 
ness of coming glory ; and he is faithful that 
promised. Your friend may deceive you — the 
world has decehvd you — lie never will. Oh, 
lie i« >«>n kind a friend to deceive us. Brethren, 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY C )MJ? ANION. 



let us rely orWis promises ; for he is indeed a 
faithful Creator. Myriads in glory are there to 
tell how that not one thing hath tailed of all 
that the Lord their God hath spoken. Rely on 
this faithfulness. He gave his Son for you, 
•that whosoever believeth on him should not 
perish, but have eternal life." And where do 
these promises beam most brightly X Like the 
stars, it is in the night of trouble — in the mid- 
night of trial — when the sun of earthly prosper- 
ity has set — when deep is calling to deep, and 
wave to wave ; when tempted, bereaved, beaten 
down with agrta": fight of affl.itions: then it is 
that the promises are the brightest and clearest. 

Oh ! who could bear life's stormy wave, 

Did not thy word of love 
Come brightly bearing through the gloom, 

A palm branch from above ? 

Then sorrow touched by tLee, grows bright, 

With more thau rapture's ray ; 
Am darkness shows us worlds of light, 

We never saw by day. 

But the night of sorrow cannot, in itsell, give 
us the comfort of the divine promises. It is on. 
ly in him these promises can be discerned in 
their lustre. Reader, if out of Christ, these 
precious promises shine in vain to thee, they 
hive to the carnal eye no beauty or brightness. 
But to the believers, they are a lamp to their 
Unless they come to this blessed Master 
and do his will, they cannot obtain these prom- 
ises. And again I say, without these command- 
ments of Christ they cannot have the holy Spir- 
it , and if they have not the Holy Spirit, the] 
have no promise. Our adorable R sde< mei — the 
great High Priest — was himtelt anointed with 
the Holy Spirit. That anointing oil, poured 
upon the church '8 living head, runt down to the 
-kirts of his garments, anointing, as it flows, all 

Itis memb rs ; and those that are lowest and 
humblest — nearest the skirts — receive the most 

Oil ! let this be our position, at the feet of Jesus. 

K ' uler, if unconverted, at the feel of JeittS Yon 
can learn the way to heaven. If you are trilling 
to learn of him. But if you are proud, heady, 
high-minded, you caunot learn of him ; because 
he does not teach such. But let those who 
have contested Christ, have on the whole armor 

of God, and ti_,'hr imuifuliy, that \vr m:iv obtain 

that promist — eternal life. Blessed thought, "i 
living with Jesus forever ! O! brethren, let us 

pray for one another more, thai we may keep on ! 



the rock, and thst we do not slip aside ; for I be- 
lieve we are in the last times, and perhaps he 
might come when we are not watching, and we 
might not obtain the promise, of being where he 
is. 

D. B. Coxdrik. 

For the Companion. 
.Ministerial Labor. 

Let no true minister of the Gospel be discour- 
aged when he has but small congregations before 
him. Most of the prosperous in this world have 
had as mall beginning, without which they would 
ever be unqualified to estimate the just value ot 
that which is greater. Remember what a small 
class God had to instruct in the garden of Eden ; 
and how he failed to manifest the least sign ot 
disappointment, but exhibited a perfect delight 
in teaching the happy pair. 

Christ was often contented with a small num- 
ber, and improved every moment by instructing 
others at all times ; nor did he fail to impart the 
most sublime thoughts simply because he had a 
small number of hearers. The most sublime 
thoughts and beautiful ideas were often freely 
exhibited to small numbers, much to their edi- 
fication. 

He who desires to prosper in his ministerial 
labor-, must be energetic in small, as well as great 
things. Labor with zeal and energy before a few, 
and then you will be the better prepared to ac- 
complish greater. To be faithful and BUOCetsiul 
in great things, you must first learn the ait of 
disposing Ol them, b\ taking care ot those that are 
smaller. Make it a rule, that whatever you find 
to do, must be done with energy and persever- 
ance upon your part, ami you will not fail to find 
similar manifestation* upon the part o! otlois. 

Be trnl\ ii. t about everything you do, 

whether great nr small, and perhaps you will 

coiuplish enough of small things to make one 
gre it one. 

.1 II M | 
/' Ortflrt, ///. 

lo blame enough ; with some, it is all 

. puce with the hs their tempera- 

mentB ; but to do this delicately, how shall v 
learn that I I ai I and tl. 

what you will Men will bear am thing it h,v,- 
be there. 



(JflKlbllAJS FAMILY CuMFASltLY 



The F a m i 1 y Circle 

«*> n cmtu eh. 

II. II m;i!\i on. l>. D 

• autiful poem \\ u 
ten bi I - II. Harl 

i B DUmb DM in 

the i nia Dutch, and Dli 

|] IN DIB Kail &, and 

l»i r • ueedt have gained 

•heir author. These 
: wo poems were extensh elj pablisbed 
and commented on in Germany, and, 
..ii in the noveltj of the dia- 

were lectured upon at Borne of 
the great universities of that country. 
I mary to ridicule the 
Pennsylvania Hutch, but I submit it 
to the candor of any man whether 
this poem docs not exhibit its capaci- 
ty to express the mo.-t delicate shades 
ad the d< | ithos? 

I ha, IIu.mwk.h several times 

read in the presence of some of our 
mia Dutch, and it invarin- 
1 them to tears : 
1 f-h wees net was die Preach is' — 

Wees net warum Ich's thu'.- 
En jedes Yohr mach ich der wi 

Der alta I la-math zu. 
i 1 Bra nix zu sucbe 1 flort, 

Ke Erbschaft nn ke Geld ; 
I n' doch treibt michaaaHsera.«gefiel 
-tnrk wie alic Welt : 

rch cue ab, an geh' 
\\'i,> Owe Bchon gemelt. 

i cher das Lob komm zum Zeil 
Wie Bterker will Ich geh.' 
Eor Eppes in meim Hertz werd letz 

On' Unit mir kreislich weh, 
Derletschte Hivel spring Ich nuf. 
Dn'ep Ich drowa bin 

lc Ich mich uf so boch Ich km 
i":r guk mit luschta bin, 

alt Stehaus durcb die Be?m, 
wot id) wer scbon drin. 

(i U k « Shanata Bchm ik'i 

\\ i [ch Bel k 'sehl 

Waun [ch draus in de Pelder war, 
A Buwelc young an' kle. 

ichl die i • beine|dort? 

th '.\ > 1 lut ; 
d .ft, — di ch ni 
Pas n - tbut ". 

I *ind noch net, 

■I net gut ! 

Birtne, 
irt; 

ch I- b ! 
- irrl 



plebuigtaich guk wie's gaunsht, 
Er nebt sicb cht 

tei rothe Eluigel plain 
Wan er sei fetu re wescbt : 

Will we\'r das ^ir Praile bot 

i'f ■ S< 'cht. 

11 :t mir noch gauz gut. 

\\ • pry Baeme 

la en welshkorn-etock, 

■ . bt sen warre Haem. 
Die Mam me war ans Grandats g'west, 

Dort ware Baem wie die; 
Drei Wiplcin hot sic nut gebrocbt 

I'n' gVut : ",Dort plautz sie hie." 
Mir hens gethu, un' glaubschl dus now 

Dorl si lie Baem sin de ! 

Guk ! werklicfa ich bin Bchieram Haus ! 

Wie schnell get doch die Zeit ! 
Wanu mer so in Gedanke geht 

So wees mer net wie weit 
Dort is dor Shop, die Welshkom Crib, 

Die Cider press dort draus; 
Dort is die Scheur, un dort die Spring, 

Frish quilt das Wasser raus ; 
Un' guk ! die same alt klapboard Fens 

Do's Taerly vor em Hans. 

.A lies is still ! — sic wissa net 

Das Epper Fremdes kommt, 
Teh denk der alte Watch is Tod, 

Schonst wer er raus gejumpt ; 
For er hot als erschrecklicb bruillt 

Wan er hot's Taerle g'boert ; 
Es war da Travlers greislicb bang 

Sie werra gans verzehrt, 
Keg'fohr — er hot paar mol gegautzt, 

Nord is er am gekert. 

Allcs is still! — die Tare is zu ! 

Ich steh — besinne mich ! 
Es rappeltdoch e wenig now, 

Dort hinnc in der Kuich. 
Ich geh net nei — Ich kan noch net 

Mei hertz fuilt schwer un krank ; 
[ch geh e wenigh uf die Borch 

I'n hok mich uf die Bank — 
Es sent mich niomand wan Ich he ul, 

Uinter der Tranwarank! 

Zwo Bletz sin do nfderra Borch, 

Die halt Ich boch in adit, 
Bis meines LebenV Sunn versinkt 

In stiller Todes Xacht ! 
Wo Ich vom alte Vatcr haus 
rscbt mol bin ganga fort, 
S and mei Mnmni;' weinend da 

An sellem Rie<el dort ! 

T'n nix is mir so heilig now 

grada sell ir I ' 

lab kan sie Heit n X b Beta 
Ibr SchnnptncA in der baud ! 



Die Dacha roth — die Auga, nass — 
() wie sic doch do .-land ! 

Dort gab Ich ihr my Fern-well, 
In* wciutc als Ich's gab, 
rar's letr.te mol in derre Welt, 
1 ».i- Ich's ihr gewa hab ! 

Before Ich widder komma bin 
War sir' in ihreui (Jrab ! 



The Old t ouplr. 

The old bouse, so mossy and brown 
with gray sloping roof and cumbrous 
chimney — the lawn with its carpet of 
cowslips and dasies — the tall trees, a 
century old, with branches covered 
with foliage so dense that the wild 
birds sang in concert amid its shade 
— there, side by side, on the old oaken 
bench, beside the open door, at the 
Biiuset hour, sit the happy old pair 
bowed with age, yet young in heart, 
for time, with its many cares and 
changes, has not had power to dim 
the lustre of their true affections. 

A smile lights up her aged face, as 
she bows her head to catch the tones 
of his well-kuown voice, that brings 
back the happy dreams of girlhood — 
that voice that won by gentle love 
her carl}- affection and smoothed h«r 
cares and sorrows through life. The 
twilight shadows deepen, yet they 
heed them not ; but, seated more close- 
ly to each others side, they have left 
the present and gone far, far back in- 
to the past. Sweet remembrance re- 
calls their youthful hours, and in the 
bright recollections of the past they 
arc again lovers — young, happy and 
free. A new world is before them, 
and life is a path of golden sunshine. 
He sees her a bride dressed in daz- 
zling white — her bright eyes full of 
trusting love — her soft hair falliug in 
sunny folds on her snow-white should- 
er — and, with her trembling hand 
within his own, he feels again the life 
blood quicken in his heart, and, gushw 
ing from that pure fountaiu, goes 
bounding through his veius. O, what 
a thrill of pleasure enlivens and ani- 
mates that aged frame, as he recads 
the happy pride that filled bis heart, 
when he brought her home to dwell 
beneath this roof to cheer and grace 
his home ; and, as time sped on, the 
rOBJ little prattlers gathered around 
to bless their love These were the 
happiest moments of their peaceful 
and tranquil lile; bat, like a blissful 
dream to blight too last, those liitl© 
cherubs passed away to a bright land, 
and left their sad impression of sorrow 
in farrowed brows as now they sat si- 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMFAMON. 



lently alone. Yea alone they sit in 
their old age, awaiting the summons 
that will call and unite them above 
with their buds of innocence now 
blooming in glory, and waiting there 
to welcome them to enjoy eternal 
youth in Heaven. 

• ^ ♦ 

For the Compaxio*. 
O Death, Thou Crnel Reaper! 
[Written relative to the death of my suter 
8 C. V. 8. J 

What! Death, bast thou chosen 
another shining mark in that family ? 
Would not one loved one from that 
happy circle suffice thee ? Nay, nav, 
the mail brings me the sad intelli- 
gence that thou hast taken another, 
and she an opening flower — just em- 
erging into womanhood — nearly 
" sweet sixteen." " A devoted child," 
writes the father, " one whom I set 
a very high estimation upon, but now 
she is gone to return no more forever, 
so farewell, My daughter " 0, death, 
truly thou art no respecter of persons. 
Once more thou hast plunged the 
dagger of sorrow into the bosom of 
that family, so as to make the father 
say, " My heart is almost broken, 
and much that gave a pleasing coun- 
tenance to my family, to greet me on 
my return, is gone." The mother 
that can sorrow as mother's can, 
must endure the stroke, and dear sis- 
ters and brothers mast deeply feel the 
loss of a dear sister. Truly, Ueatb, 
thou raay'st sing: 

" Ye call me a cruel reaper, 

And say that 1 lore to mow, 
The tatreal and sweetest blossoms 
And lay the ; r young beanty low." 
Another warning, my young and 
blooming readers, to consider the un- 
certainty of life. Little did I think, 
when, a few months ago, I took the 
parting hand of dear cousin Sarah, 
so buoyant in health, that ere the 

rparkliru- 
should be closed in death, and that 
throbbing broom should be still in 
death mbruce. I5ut it is so; 

and God ! should wo murmur at 
the dispensation of thy provide 
For wise purpo-es thou lafl railed 
this, another from that home j per- 
chance she was too lovely to be Jell 
here amid the influence- of a sinful 
world. A ud death at'aiu may sing : 
" Ah, yes ! I'm a fl^hllux aiij;*! Of lifhl, 

On a mUslon of merry sent, 
And wbeucter I n-a t smile too b.l|ht, 

And a heart too Innocent, 
Too trndi-r and warm lor your world of lee. 

1 •»!«;■ lata .t*«j into!' i 
• WtU ! thou art gomt 
Like the hiueral knell, these word* 



break in deep solemnity npon our 
mind, when spoken relative to those 
we so dearly loved. Oh ! what shall 
alleviate our sorroT. or whatTieal the 
deep wounds made by the ruthless 
hand of death. In all the wide world 
or fathomless depths of tbe universe 
where shall we turn for comfort ? — 
Ah ! peering through the dark clouds 
of sorrow, I see the star of hope sur- 
rounded by a bright halo of glory. If 
these that have been taken from us 
in the faith, or are among those of 
whom the Savior said " of such is the 
kingdom of Heaven," we need not 
hope in vain. If we know Jesus in 
the pardon of our sins, in heaven we 
shall meet them ; and 0, how can we 
go on in the ways of sin and bear tbe 
thought that at the great day of the 
Lord, *s we turn by the irresistible 
power of God's wrath to go down to 
the chambers of woe, hare to say 
farewell to all eternity, to those that 
go up through the everlasting gates 
of glory. 

Header, soon, and very soon, it 
may be said of you, and, you, by 
your friends, farewell forever, oh, 
then be ready. J. S. Flokt. 

• ♦ • 

Lather on Baptism. 
TO P. S. NEWC0SER. 

la Companion page 216, Vol. 6, 
you stated that Luther says : " I 
could wish that such as are to be bap- 
tired, should be completely immersed 
into water," <fcc , not because he thinks 
it necessay. 4c. Now I would lik-- 
for you to let me know where to find 
the record, or in what work it is con- 
tained. 

The reasou I ask is this : I am well 

acquainted with a Lutheran minuter, 

and I asked him one day if he knew 

Luther's idea of baptism. He said. 

O ye*" Then 1 showed him the 

paper, and he read it, ana said it in 

• hood, that Luther never mad* 

that eipres.iiou. He laid he Lad the 

life of Luther, uud that he would - 

me s<>me day what his meaning was, 

and lately he told me he irottid come 

(0 my plate and talk with menu bai»- 

lisjo, ami convince me that any way 

) 

mi p. Bum ii 

I Hilh I 1....I a < apilstl." 

we heard & great, strapping 
young man exclaim the other day. ! 

I Waal ipital, d< And 

, * lap] - you bad what yu tail 

capita., what would you Jo with it? 



You want capita! ! Well, haven't 
you hands and feet, and muscle, and 
bone, and brains, and don't you cali 
them capital ? What more capita! 
did God give any body ? 

'Oh, but they are not mon"v." 
sty you. But they are more than 
money, and no one can take uiein 
from you. Don't know how to use 
them? If you dont it is time you 
were learning. Take hold of the 
first plow or hoe, or jack, or p ane, 
or broad axe you can find, and go 
to work. Your capital will soon 
yi.ld you a large interest. Ah, 
but there's the rub ! You dou't 
want to work ? You want money 
on credit, that you may play g?n- 
t.eman and speculate, and end by 
p sying the vagabond. Or yon 
want a plantation, with plenty" of 
hirelings upon it to do the work, 
whi e you run over the country and 
dissipate ; or you want to marry 
some rich girl who may be foolieh 
enough to take you for your good 
1 oks, that she may support you. 

Shame on you. young man. Go 
to work with the capital you have, 
and you will soon make interest 
enough upon it to give you as much 
money as you want and make you 
feel like a man. If you can't make 
money on the capital yoa have, 
cou d not make if if you had a mill- 
ion dollars in money. If you don't 
know how to use bone and mu.»c!e 
and brain*, you would not know how 
to use gold. If you let what capi- 
tal you have, lie Idle, and waste and 
rust out, it would be the same thing 
with you if you had gold ; you would 
only know how to vis**). 

Then don't stand about idle, a 
great help m§ chi'd, Waiting for some- 
oody to come and feed yon, b I 
I Work. Tako the first work You 
can find, no u. * -. . 

long as you can do it well. A ways 
do your best. If you can nun.,, 
the capital you nave, you w: 
have [1 enty sMMM , b«l 

.an t or wont minag* ths ca 
tal I • j;iven you, you wi 1 UC \- 

I 

laJth th. 
juamo of wh cL it r ;j 

<• inert* are no inn ^ 

tks) |(-.i:!tv 



v- li in..- 1 i.-wi i.i.'uiji vuiurAiiiuix, 



larti \ r r»iis <log inn 

in riui.ir K mi i . 



Church unity in his seven epistles, 
one of which is addressed to the 
The present of 1'eter in Kome Roman Christians, makes no dis 
.•annot be proven from the Vw Tes- tinction of rank among bishops, but 
The onlv passa^ which treats them as equals. 



yd in its favor is that in 
which iYtrr, like John in the Rev. 

dati'iTi, ■miinously calls Rome Baf> 

■ 

There is no trace either in the Bi- 
lile or in Churchhistorj that Petor ev- 
er conferred his prerogative upon 
the Bibl« of Rome, or of any other 
oky. 

The peculiar nature of Peter's 



Iren.L-iis of Lyons, the champion 
of the Catholic faith against the 
Gnostic horcsy, at the close of the 
second century, sharply reproved 
Victor of Rome when he ventured 
to excommunicate the Asiatic Chris- 
tians for their different mode of cel- 
ebrating Easter, and told him it 
was contrary to apostolic doctrine 
and practice to judge brethren on 



prerogative admits of transfer as lit- account of eating and drinking, 
tic as that of 1'aul or John. It was feasts and new moons 



his mission to lay, under Christ the 
Architect, the foundation of the 
Christian Church, on the day of; 
Pentecost, for all time to come. 



Hippolytua, a martyr and a saint 
in the Roman calendar, in the ninth 
book of his newly discovered "Phi- 
losophumena," or refutation of all 



That work cannot and need not be heretics, boldly charges two Popes 
repeated ; that rock stands immova- at the beginning of the second cen. 
hie forever. tury,— Zephyrinus(201 to 21 y) and 

The first Christian Council was Calistus(219 to 223) — withoiding 
presided over, not by Peter, but by • the Patripassian heresy, which iden. 
.lames, and adopted the compromise | tifies the Father and Son and sub- 
offered, not by Peter, but by James, j verts the trinity. Callietus taught, 

Paul never was dependent on l'e ! "that the Word ia the Son and is aL 
ter in any sense, but he once pub- so the Father, being called by dif- 
licly reproved him for inconsistency j ferent names, but being one indivisi- 
of conduct before the congregation ble spirit ; that the Father and the 
at Antioch, and Peter, instead of. Son are one and the same ; that the 
claiming iufallibility, humbly sub- j Father, having become incarnate, 



initted to the rebuke of a junior col 
league. (Cal. ii ; 2nd 1'et. iii). 



defiled human flesh ; that the Father 
suffered with the Son." Hippolypus 



John, writing to the seven Church, i reveals some curious facts previous- 
es at the close of the apostolic age, ly unknown of this Callistus, who 
ignores the Church of Rome, and waa first a slave, then a banker, a 
recognizes no other primary and , barJtrupt, a prisoner, curator of the 
centre of unity but Him who holds ] cemetery, and last, a Pope. 
in his hand the seven stars, and ; Cyprian, likewise a saint and a mar- 
walks in the midst of the seven can- 1 tyr, and the greatest champion of 
die sticks (Rev. ii. and iii). I the episcopal system in the mid- 

aent of Kome, the first Roman die of the third century, in his zeal 
j) of whom we have any authen- for visible Church union first brought 
tic account, wrote a letter to the out the doctrine of the Roman See 
Church at Corinth, — not in his , as the chair of Peter and the centre 
name, but in the name of the Roman | of Catholic unity : yet he always 
rogation; not with an air of j addressed the Roman bishop as his 
superior authority, but as a brother j ''brother" and "colleague," and op- 
r . brethren, — barely mentioning , posed Pope Stephen's views on the 
Peter, but highly eulogizing Paul, . validity of heretical bapti.sm, charg- 
irid with a clear consciousness of ling him with error, obstinacy and 
the K riat difference between an presumption. lie never yielded to 
apostle and a bishop or elder. , Kome, and the African bishops, at a 

Ignatius of Antioch, who suffered third Council of Carthage (256), 
martyrdom in Rome, under Trajan, : emphatically restrained his opp <si- 
highlv as he extols episcopacy and > tion. Firrailian. Bishop of Capsarta, 



I and Dionysius, Bishop of Alexan- 
dria, likewise bitterly condemned 
the doctrine and conduct of Ste- 
1 phen. 

During the Arian controversies, 
! Pope Liberius, in 358, subscribed 
the Arian formularies in successBion 
for the purpose of regaining his 
I episcopate. During the samo pe- 
riod another Pope, Felix, was a de- 
' cided Arian, but there is some dis- 
' pute about his claims. 

In the Pelagian controversy, 
Pope ZoBimus defended the Pela- 
* gians and Ccclestins as sound and 
orthodox, although his predecessor, 
Innocent I., had fully agreed with 
the African bishops in condemning 
I them as dangerous heretics. The 
! Africans, under the lead of St. 
! Augustine, the greatest and best of 
I the fathers, adhered to their decis- 
ion (417 and 418), and accused 
Rosimus, who finally yielded and 
condemned l'elagianism in his Hpis- 
j tola Tractoria. 

The ancient Ecumenical Councils 
were called, not by the Pope, but 
I by the Greek emperor, and in the 
first two, that of Nice (325), and 
that of Constantinople (381), the 
Pope was not represented, and had 
no influence at all. The Nicene 
creed, which issued from these tww 
Councils, and is the most univer- 
sally received of all creeds, teaches 
"one holy Catholic Apostolb Church, 
without a word on Rome and the 
Pope. The second Ecumencal Coun- 
cil, in the third canon, put the Pa- 
triarch of Constantinople on a par 
with the Bishop of Rome, and the 
fourth Ecumenical Council, at Chal- 
cedon(451), confirmed this canon 
in spite of the energetic protest of 
Pope Leo the Great. 

Gregory Great, one of the best of 
Popes, who ruled at the close of the 
sixth and the beginning of the sev- 
enth century, stoutly protested 
against the assumtion of the title of 
ecumenical or universal bishop on 
the part of the patriarchs of Con- 
stantinople and Alexandria, and de- 
nounced this whole title and claim 
as anti-Christian and devilitk, since 
Christ alone was the Head and Bish- 
op of the Church universal, while 
Peter, Paul, Andrew, and John, 



Tears and LuU7GHTSR.-Providence 

has made both tears and laughter, 
and both for kind purposes ; for as 
laughter enables mirth and surprise 
to breathe freely, so tears enable sor- 
row to vent itself patiently. Tears 
binder sorrow fro.n becoming despair 
and madaeas ; and laughter is one of 
the privileges of reason, being confin- 
ed i" the human species. 



Funerals and weddings are regard- 
ed in this country as special vehicles 

of family vanity, pride and ostenta- 
tion. 

— -^••^ -»-^^— _ 
No man is in | bad wav. but he 
that has a bard heart, and cannot 
pray. — Ihdd. 



were members of the same Head, 
and head." only of single portions of 
the whole. Gregory would lather 
call himself the servant of the ser- 
vants of God. 

The sixth Ecumenical Council. ! 
summoned by the Emperor Constan- 
tine Fogonatus, in 680, pronounced 
the anathema on the Monothelites 
and on Ilonorius, "the former Pope 
of Old Home," for teaching that 
Christ had not two wills, a divine 
and a human, but only one. This 
anathema was several times repeated 
and sanctioned even by a Pope, 
Leo II. who, in a letter to the em- 
peror, said : "We anathemize even 
Ilonorius, who dared to subvert this 
apostolic Church (of Rome) by a 
profane doctrine." The following 
Fopes subscribed, a', their accession, 
a confession of faith in which the 
authors of this heretical dogma, in- 
cluding Honarius (una com llano- 
m), were condemned by name. 
This fact is so utterly subversive of 
the Fapal claim of infallibility, that 
Baronius and Bel armine could not 
help themselves in any other wav 
but by boldly and impudently denv. 
ing it ; but it is as well estab ished 
as any fact in Church history, and 
has been admitted by all honest Ro- 
man Catholic as well as Frotestant 
historians to this time. Now, how- 
ever, Roman Catholics must either 
believe a lie, or they must renounce 
the Fope and the last Ecumenical 
Council. — N. V. ()l)»erver. 



3, 1*71. 
Lord'M 



Christian Family Companion "As to the time of the celebration 

of the passover, it is expressly ap- 
pointed between the evenings, or as it 
is elsewhere express) I e nl the 
fjoin<] down of the sun fDent 16: 
6.) This is supposed to denote the 
commencement of the fourteenth day 
of Xisan, or at the moment when the 
thirteenth closed, and the fourteenth 
began. The twenty-four hours, reck- 
oned from thispoint oftime to the same 
period of the next day. or fourteenth, 
was the day of the passover. At .-un- 
set of the fourteenth day, the fifteenth 
began; and with it the feast ofunleav- 
ed bread. The lamb was to 
lected on the tenth day. by each indi- 
vidual or family, and kept up till the 
fourteenth day. in the evening of which 

day it was to be killed (Ex. 12: 3 

G.) Then followed the feast of un- 
leaved bread, occupying seven days ; 
the first and last of which were pecu- 
liarly boly, like the Sabbath. (Ex. 
12:15,16.) * * * 



Tyrone City, Fa., Jan 

The PaSMTor and the 
Mapper. 

Introdi i noN. 

We now enter upon a duty which 
to us is both unpleasant and agreea- 
ble : unpleasant, because, in a faith- 
ful performance of it we must neces- 
sarily oppose the theories of many 
profound thinkers and excellent wri- 
ters; but agreeable, because truth — 
the cause which we willingly and 
gladly serve — demands it. Much has 
been written on the subjects which 
we purpose to treat ; but nothing sat- 
isfactory has yet come under our no- 
tice. Many authors have favored us 
with their views ; but while they 
have advanced much that is really 
valuable, it is a fact to be regretted, 
that their theories are so various and 



The facts of chief importance in rec- 
onciling all the evaugelists are, that 
contradictory as to almost hopelessly | the word passover is applied some- 
embarrass the mind of many honest times strictly to the fourteenth dav, 



inquirers after the truth. A certain 
minister, who is noted for his exten- 
sive biblical knowledge, once, in an- 



and at other times to the whole festi- 
val of unleavened bread; that the 
over, or paschal supper strictly speak- 
ing, was celebrated at the beginingcf 
B wer to the question. Did Christ eat I the fourteenth clay of the month, ( r 
the Jewish Passover with his disci- ' immediately after sunset of the thir- 
on the night ufhis betrayal ? j teeutD ; a "d that the fourteenth, or Fri- 

said to us: "I do not pretend to un- ' . d . a - v ,° f P a f ssion week ' happened to be 

, ...... ,,., • . . the day of pre| aration for thefeast of 

derstandit rhis answer was both „nleavened bread, and also for the 

unexpected and unsatisfactory, as we Sabbath." I'mos Bibli DlOHOlt- 

-eekiug light upon the subject ; ART, under the head of PASSOVRR. 
but it threw us upon our own resoure- In the foregoing it is assumed that 

es, and in this way did D6 more good the P be killed "at the 

than the labored the fruitless moment when the thirteenth dav clot 

attempts of authors. ed and the fourteenth began." and 

That those who are seeking light that the "paschal supper, atrictlr 

upon this, as well as upon the other sufc> speaking, wai rated at the be 

jects which we intend to disco- ginning of the fourteenth dav of the 

bfl prepared to follow us in OUrCOUISe month, or immediately after sunset of 

of i' and enabled to >(••■ bov the thirteenth." 

little dependence can be placed in "The rictio 

works upon these subjects, because of on the 1 0th day of the month, and 

their multitudinous contradictions, >] ' ul1 "" ll * ,,r ' ,lr Kth, 

rill here give a few quotations »»»»orttime before the 16th began to 

, ' • reckoned . w nh the comnu 
from different works that an i ,, the passover 

sively read These quotations refer sopj ■ ,dv and esten." 

particularly t _-al time lor kill- — Ni\in*s Mini \i iNTIQtm i 

Ing and eating t The P 

lead,,- will also observe that on some that the nctm.s s 

points there Is a general agreement, slain "on the evening of the H:! a 



LO 



« tiHISTl \N PAMIL1 CO IPANION. 



Bborl • i to be 

* 1 tli:it with tbe 
• at "f the fifteenth, "at night, 

j 
niiil • 

Bible Die- 
as W( re -lain ;it sun- 
ae! thi Lb day, 
i-r\ ed end eaten at 
th«- beginning of the f : but, 
'.-■ Biblical Antiqui- 
tbevietinia were slain jusl before 
-iniMt.Jiln- close of the fourteeDth day, 
n'.nl made ready and eaten with the 
commencement nf tin- fifteenth. 1 [ere 
■onflicting theories indeed. But 
it is worthy of special notice that both 
works are published, recomend- 
ed, and circulated by the Amxbjoan 
m M'Ai - BOOL I'niipN We will now 
••all your attention to the following 
e published by tho Union: — 
No Books are published by tl 

\lKitir.\N St NDAY-SGHOOL 1'nion with- 
out the sanctios of the Committee of 
Publication, consisting of fourteen 
members, from tbe following denom- 
inations of Christian.-, viz: Baptist, 
Methodist, Congregatioaalist, Kpi.— 
Presbyteriao, and Reformed 
Dutch. Not more than three of tbe 
members can be of tbe same denom- 
ination, ami no book can be published 
to whirh any member of tbe I 
mittee .-hall object." 

With these facts before us we ob- 
serve thai these conflicting views are 
published with tbe cordial consent of 

■ 

Publication, indeed ! is 

this tbe way in which the American 

bool Union expects to teach 

the rii teration and Bucoeding 

: , knowledge of God's word? 

. ' Did the I 

mittee of fourteen members from >i.\ 

nt denominations, not know 

, right '.' [f so, 

nnite in also publishing tbe 

;ii<THTit SI 

publish i 

lom divided itself * 

J city 

or hi i against I 



But this is not an isolated case. 
Commentators and teacfaera are divi- 
ded In the same manner, some as- 
■nming tbe one p isition and others 
tbe other; and Borne virtually contra- 
dict their own i e may yet 
have occasion to show. This contro- 
vi r-\ about tbe legal rime for tl ■ 
ebration of the Pass iver musl be Bat- 
isfacl irily Bottled; and this can not be 
done by tbe Bp is of authors : 
it iii u — t be done In the Scriptures of 
divine truth. The truth dues not lie 
between those two theories: one is true, 
and the other is erroneous, and it is 
ours to decide by reference to GrOd'fl 
word which is true. 

We next quote from Win. Smith's 
Bible Dictionary, under the head 
of PasSOVXK, in reference to the lart 
BUpper of our Lord, eaten with his 
apostles ou tho night of his agony and 
betrayal : — 

"Whether or not the meal at which 
our Lord instituted the sacrament of 
the Eucharist was the paschal supper 
according to the law, is a question of 
great difficulty. No point in the gos- 
pel history has been more disputed." 

In the Bame article in referring to 

the apparent discrepancy between the 
evangebsts be Bays: " It is not sur- 
pris ug i hat some modern critics should 
have given up as hopeless the tiisk of 
reconciling this difficulty. The recon- 
ciliations which have been attempted 
fall under three principal heads: — 1. 
which regard the supper at 
wh eh our Lord washed the feel of his 
lies (.John 13..) as having been 
a dis inct meal eaten one or more day-. 
before tbe regular Passover, of which 

our Lord partook in due course ai 

ing to the synoptical narrativi a 
in which it is endeavored 
tablish that the meal was eaten on 

the 18th, and that the Lord WSS cru- 
cified on the evening of the trm 
chal supper. 3 Those inwhicb the 
obvious \ iew of the first three 
led, and in which 
en pted to explain the appar- 
ent contradictions of St John, and the 
difficult!) s in reference to the law " 

II ivingn iwsbowntbatautborscon- 
flict .villi each olberatto the legal time 



for sacrificing and eatiug the Pass- 
over j and that there is no general 
agn anient among them as to whether 
the meal which our Saviour ate with 
h - di-ciples on the night of His ap- 
prehension, was, or was not, the Jew- 
ish Passover, it now remains for us to 
define our position, and to indicate 
the course to be pursued in the discus- 
topics. 
In the statement of our position we 
aasume : 

1. Tnat the legal time for itacrific- 
ing the Paasover, was on the four- 
teenth day of the month Abib, or Ni- 
san, from the ninth hour until sunset, 
the close of the day. 

2. That the legal time for eating 
the Passover, was, in the evening of 
the Cfteenth day of the same mouth. 

3. That our Lord ate the supper 
at which He washed his disciples' 
feet aud instituted the Communion, 
on the evening of the fourteenth day 
— one day earlier than tbe legal time 
for eating the Passover. 

4. That "Christ our .Passover." 
expired upon the cross on the four- 
teenth day of the month, at the legal 
time for the sacrificingof the Passover. 

5. That "the Passover, a feast of 
the Jews," was typical of "Christ our 
Passover." 

6. That the Lord's supper is a full 
meal, eaten in the evening. 

7. That these subjects are so in- 
terwoven with the divisions and ap- 
plication of time, as used in the sacred 
Scriptures, that it is absolutely n 
sary to be acquainted with that meth- 
od of Computing time, in order to un- 
derstand these, as well, as many other 

rded in the Bible. Being 
fo ly pi rsuaded of the correctness of 
this pu.-ition, we shall, first in order, 
dwell at some length upon Time, its 
Division and Application ; and then, 
our reader- will be prepared to go 
forward with us, to an intelligent and 
impartial investigation of the subjects 
to which we have already referred in 
this uur introduction. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



11 



Introductory. 

En the name of truth and right, and 
for the sake of peace and love, we 
send forth our introductory greeting, 
to you, kind reader, in the first num- 
ber of the seventh volume of our pa- 
per. Seventh, is that right? Yes, 
reader, six years we have been pub- 
lishing the Companion, and for six 
years many of you have been reading 
it, and paying for it. For six years 
we have been brought together once 
a week through this medium. We 
have rejoiced together, and we have 
wept with each other, sometimes on 
account of the misfortunes of others, 
and again over our own errors and 
follies. And so we may be required 
to do again, though we wish our meet- 
ings could all be pleasant and joyful 
— and at the same time profitable, 
which, however we can hardly hope 
for. 

Indeed, reader, whatever opinion 
you may have formed, regarding our 
combativeness we do most heartily 
desire that all our deliberations and 
conversations, during the present vol- 
ume, might be peaceful and pleasant. 
But here again we fear that the plans 
of ihe great Designer forbid us to 
hope. The time for perfect peace is 
not yet come. The Savior declares : 
"Icamenotto8end peace but a sword " 
His religion requires self denial. Hi- 
doctrine is a ; sword against the lusts 
of the flesh, lust of the eye, pride of 
life, self-will, and every other evil 
found among men, and wherever Ins 
doctrine is declared, and his word de- 
fended, there the svrord will be un- 
sheathed, and it ii Bad to know thai 
among those who will resist it, are 
those of our own household. "Whence 
(Mine wars and fightings among jron! 
Oorue they aol bonce, eren of your 
Insti that war in your members?" 

lint if there must In- "fighting with 

out," let us eedeaVor to have ■• the 
peace of God rule in our hearts." 
We do not wish to in- among 
those prophets « ho " bite a itb their 

teeth and cry peace." Micnh. 3: :>. 



It is this kind of a peace policy that 
destroys the many. (Dan. 8 : 25. 
But we shall endeavor to " follow af- 
ter the things which make for peace," 
and wherewith we may edify one an- 
other, whether they be pleasant or 
grievous. 

This is our brief, yet kindly greet- 
ing. Hope our readers will receive it, 
as we think it is given : in the spirit 
of love and candor. 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY (J<>\U>ANI< >\. 



OHD KN C'E 



, , . . • fiijrom 

. rlJIM 

■y communication 

tUftCttd i ■■minimi 
• •!•! rtturntii. All 
. , hould lit vrit 
. «ur tldr ftlU >'<"! only. 

• More iijout Thai War." 

I \m-!i to define my position a little 
more fully on the Tobacco question, 
: , [ i ice some brethren 
. b thai ii is I tlnit has declared 
"that war." I said the Bretbern bad 
declared war against tli>' "Monarch 
Tobacc >," w hich .the 1 the 

Companion know is true. I bopethe 
bretbern will not lay that "honor" to 

me to bear alone. (Jive honor to 

w I honor i< due." I am only one 

among many that are fighting the in- 
temperate use of tobacco. And to the 
bretbern in general and brother Steel 
in particular, let me say, thai I did not 
wish to convey to the reader the idea 
that the language of the Apostle, 
"Touch not, taste not. handle not was 
Bpoken relative to tobacco, or to the 
intemperate use of meats or drinks 
I use that quotation as a motto that 
we might influence the rising gener- 
ation to adopt, as touching those nn- 

-;iry and injurious practices, that 
through the "Inst of the flesh " 
Though we may not have 'thus saith 
the Lord" against using Tobacco, in 
so many words, we most certainly 
have a positive "thus saith the Lord" 
- that induce tbous- 

touse it otherwise than as a need- 
ed medicine. I'ride is one of the first 

- that induces many to use it. 
Morbid desires the next cause, and 
thus pleasure in the gratifying of the 

: the flesh, leads the victim on to 

[( (usion that it is a blessing of 
■ 

\ natural appetite for meats and 
drinks follows the laws of nature, and 
:i- a general thing develops the body, 
and gives health and strength, just as 
led they should. A morbid 
or cultivated appetite for such things 

B neither for health or strength, 
ami do not tend to the development of 
the body, surely cannot meet the ap- 
probation of Him who -aid: the' Lust 
, t fresh" is not oftbe Father. 

If there is any truth in the e.xpc- 

b, judgment, and observation of 

tie- most learned physicians of the day. 

ib such a thing as transmitting 
a morbid appetite from the pari Dt b 
tbc child, to ■ more or less degree. 



Then is it any wonder we are a de- 
generating people, and that dram 

drinking, tobacco chewing, Bmoking, 
snuff and opium eating, is so alarm- 
inglj on the increase, and the yonng 

men and women of the present day 

hardly equal in physical endurance to 
the old men and women of the i 
fifty or sixty. What will he the con- 
dition of the human race fifty years 
from now if we continue to run into 
BS in habits of Kving ''. And the 

Church, where will she be? Not 
many years ago a brother that used 
tobacco could not bold office in the 
church, at hast in the ministry, accor- 
ding to the order oftheold Brethern. 
To day how is it ''. Elders, ministers, 
deacons, lay members, bretbern and 

sisters of all aires are lovers of tobacco. 
and many that acknowledge they only 
use it for pleasure's sake. Breth- 
ern, pardon my disapprobation ol the 
weed. I have seen the habit indulg- 
ed to such an extent by some that 
it seemed the rock- and hills would 
cry out against the evil, did I not 
raise my voice with others to try to 
stay its march. I have seen the young 
brother the moment he would cease 
preaching take his accustomed chew 
and most woefully defile the space 
behind the sacred desk where the 
brethren kneel to worship God ; and 
the sanctuary of the Lord with floors 
reeking in tobaccojuiee and as it would 
evaporate and mingle with the air, as 
a consequence it would be inhaled into 
the lungs of the breathing audience. 
Thus not only were those that use the 
narcotic defiled, nor did the defilement 
cease on the floor, but the very air 
that (Jod gives us fresh and pure must 
be defiled before it is breathed. And 
I have seen the child on its mother's 
lap crying for the tobacco pipe because 
it had learned to love it. and I have 
seen the sister chewing tobacco ! Ah! 
sUters wtdl might you blush to think 
such is the case ; it it true. And why 
not '( Have they not the right to chew 
as well as the brethern ? In the face 
of all this (and the half is not told) is 
it any wonder I do not love the bretb- 
! eru's tobacco. The brethern themselvs 
I love, and in love 1 have penned these 
lines. A true friend will always warn 
us of our dangers, and if we are truly 
brethern let us reason together, as we 
along and not fall out on the way. 
And, brethern, don't let us, while 
fighting tobacco, forget to fight other 
enemies tbal are lurking around, but let 
us fight all hand to hand, hill to hilt, 



until every thing that is an abomination 
in the Bight Of God surrenders to the 
demands of our Commander. JesttSj 
and just BO BOOH as His terms of peace 
or reconciliation are subscribed to. 
and pardon must, as a natural 
consequence follow. An uncondition- 
al surrender is what Jesus wants; we 
must not muke compromises that will 
bring God's word into disrepute. 

J. S. Fi.ory. 
Fayetteville, \V. Va. 

Tobacco. 

Brother Holsmger : — I atn hearti- 
ly glad to see you take so decided a 
Stand against the tyrant, Tobacco; 
and trust that your efforts may effect 
much good in inducing the brethren 
to put away the evil from among us 
For myself I can speak from experi- 
ence of the evils attending tobacco 
chewing; haviBg been a slave for 
twelve years to the filthy, health-de- 
stroying habit. And whilst I am 
writing to-night, my heart is full of 
joy and gladness, that I atn free — 
free from one of the worst habits I 
ever contracted. For nearly four years 
I have been a free man. not having 
tasted the vile weed during that time. 
While using it I was constantly suf- 
fering from indigestion ; and although 
severely afflicted, never felt willing to 
admit that it was caused by using 
tobacco. And why? Because I had 
tried many times to free myself, but 
lacking self-denial, I failed, and men 
generally excuse, if they cannot justi- 
fy, what they do. Very often, too, 
my mental powers were so much dis- 
turbed by smoking, that I could only 
with great difficulty concentrate my 
miudupon any subject. I found, too, 
that I had created an appetite that I 
could never satisfy: always craving 
for more — an indefinable longing, that 
would not be allayed. Soon after I 
quit using tobacco I fouud my health 
improving, at.d within one year I was 
actually well, and that, too, without 
the use of any medicinal remedies, 
and now I have as good digestive 
powers as could be desired, and enjoy 
life a hundred-fold more than I did 
while using tobacco. And as I know 
that tobacco was the cause of these 
ills, I am as fully persuaded that, had 
I persisted in the use of it, I should, 
long before this, have been a con- 
firmed dyspeptic. 

This may not be the experience of 
every tobacco chewer, but I know it 
is the experience of thousauds, who. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



13 



like myself, have the nervous temper- 
ament predominant. I number among 
my personal friend* a young man, 
who is suffering just as I Buffered 
years ago. lie believes that tobacco 
is the cause of all his physical trouble, 
and yd he has not been, thus far, 
able to free himself from its use. I 
have often been asked this question : 
"How did you emit it?" My an- 
swer is this : " I firmly resolved by 
the help of God to overcome the 
habit, and then I let it alone." By 
pursuing this course, no one will 
ever fail, and in a year or two at the 
most, when you shall be free from ev- 
ery desire to use, you will feel like 
myself, to thank God that you are 
free from this hard master. I have 
never as yet had the experience of any 
confirmed tobacco cbewer, who had 
not at some time tried in vain to cpjit 
its use; neither have I ever heard 
one say that he was not sorry that he 
ever commenced using it. This be- 
ing the case, I am surprised that 
any one should defend its use. 1 do 
not believe that there is one tobacco 
chewer among us who would advice 
his children to use it. And yet, 
when I remember the terrible ordeal 
through which I passed before I was 
wholly free — a fight that lasted not 
only for a few days, but for many 
months — I feel to bear with those 
who defend ita use, for, I believe, 
were you to ask each one this ques- 
tion, " Have you ever tried to quit 
it?" the answer would be, '• Yea, 
verily, but in vain.'' 

I). L. -Mii.i.ek. 
Pvh, III. 



Teach all Nations. 

"Go ye therefore and teach all nations, 
baptizing them In the name of the Father, 
an<1 of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ; 
teaching them to obserre all things whatso- 
ever I have commanded you ; and lo, 1 am 
with you at way, even un'.o the end of the 
world." Math. 38 i VJ, 20. 

This is a command directly from 
our Savior's lips, to his apostles, 
shortly before hia ascension to the 
right hand of God. And this holy 
command to us applicable onto us u 
it was to his followera eighteen cen- 
turies ago. Now, llnce, the brethren 

claim to be the true followera of our 
"heavenly Blaster," the query pre- 
sents itself to nn mind, are we doing 
our duty to God and our folio* create 
are we teaching "all nationi ?" 
VTo get many aletchea of travek, A-e. 
from numerous brethren, through the 



"Christian Family -Companion,'' but 
in a general way are traveling through 
the various and large congregations, 
where their labors are not needed to 

■h an extent, or even appreciated as 
in the remotest parts or outskirts of 
the brotherhood. The command is: 
"Go ye into all the world, and preach 
my gospel." We have frequently 
seen from four to a half a score of min- 
isters sit on the same bench, while one 
was addressing the audience, and the 
real were hearers only; while we are 
inclined to believe that thousands of 
our fellow-mortals, that are as good 
by nature as we are, are starving for 
the true bread of life. Since we re- 
side in this part of God's moral vine- 
yard, and in the isolated part of the 
Brethern Church we are made to feel 
sensibly the duties that are eDj'oined 
upon God's people, more than when 
residing in the heart of the brother- 
hood; hence, we feel the necessity of 
spreading the gospel truth, in its prim- 
itive purity, to a dying world. Why is 
it, brethren, that we are not more ear- 
nestly engaged in thegood cause, since 
the reward is so great to the faith- 
ful steward; he shall receive in this 
world a hundred-fold, and in the world 
to come everlasting life. Brethren, is 
this not worth striving for? Yes, if 
we could persuade one soul to flee the 
wrath to come we would be well re- 
warded, since one soul is worth more 
than all the world. 

May God lead and guide us by His 
unerring Spirit into nil truth, and may 
Zton be enlarged, is the desire of your 
unworthy brother. .1. (i. WlBTBT 

Campbell, J/u/i. 



hear Companion: — I thisdaj 

m\ self to pen a few line.- for your col- 
umns. 1 often read the Companion, 
and with much pleasure, and love to 
hear from tho.-e 1 love so well. 1 
often think of the dear - ■ . 1 saw 
in the far west. I>cur M.-ters, 1 have 

not forgotten rou, nor ha- mj love 

grown cold towards you. 1 never 
will forget the love manifested to- 
wards me. 1 often wonder whether 
P/e >liall all meet iii heaven, there to 

i. >i forever, Dear aisti 

write this t" lei you know thut 1 urn 
alh e, and trying U "I, and 1 

trust it i I tbe Bame \s nli \ .mi 1 am 
left alone a great deal tbia winter, and 
my chamber is ao quiet that there 

I a pin fall to the BOOT tinob- 

! bj mel 1 -aid 1 am left uloiie; 

no, not left alone, for ti- 



me. I can converse with him during 
the day, and at night give mvself and 
little family into his care, "and ask 
him to keep us all safe through (be 
night What a great God we have. 
I can have him here, and vou can 
have him there. Then let us love 
him while in this world of sorrow, 
that we may praise him "above where 
all is love.'' 

Now sisters, let me see a piece in 
the Companion from some one of you 
in the Far West Is my God with 
you there? Grant me your prayers, 
that I may become strong in the faith 
of Jesus. I have a strong interest in 
heaven, for therein dwell six of my 
children, my father and mother, and 
many of my friends. And there is 
i ;• Savior. O, if I can but have 
a seat at my Sartor's fed, I shall be 
very happy. I feci, sometimes, that 
my stay on earth is but short. Oh, 
what when death come* ! We must 
die. What next? Go to God, to 
give an account for all we have said 
or done. Can we stand the great 
count? I think we will tremble: 1 
think we will almost feint when we 
shall see our account there. "God, 
lie merciful to me a sinner." 

I do not think that 1 can benefit 
any one much. " Of them to whom 
much is j-iven, much will be requir- 
ed. Hut I want my sisters to know 
that I still remember them. 1 think 
there is a crown for us to wear. I 
know there is a cross to bear 

Shall Jesus bear the cross alone. 
_ And all the world . 
No. there is a cross lor every one, 
And there's a SrOH for me. 

" The consecrated cross I'll bear, 
'Till death shall set me l 
And then go homo, a crown to wear, 
For there's a crown for n 

Now may God Me - . g a )i 

i> my prayer. Pareweil. 

\ w • VfrsK, 
- * ♦• ■ ^ 
i' 11 ''"' -I utn at pr» 

afflicted with Kheumutir-: 
so, that 1 | 

am Buffering rerjf much pain. i had 
in contemplation a risit to | 
on the I6tb 1 inteudedi 

home in company with brother .1 II 
fensparaer for tl . 

but l am disabled I 
on brother ST 1, re* to |*J 
place, ao that the appoio 
i>e iiiied if tin- Lord permita 

tho brethren'* 1 r:h in 



\_ I 1 11 1 .. 1 I :\ -> X'/V.UIUX V/UJirAlllUi>, 



their behalf: may t lie Lord's bleraingfl 

with ihfin. Since we bad iln> dis- 
trict meeting with us, as it was agreed 
upon that the church should establish 
Inline tni-sioii preaching, we as a 

church have tried to put it into prac- 
tice : and Bince then hare bees employ- 
ing nearly all my time outside of our 
regular appointments. In May last 
the people in Dover, fork county, Pa. 
called for uu appointment in the Tin- 
ted Brethren church. 1 consented am! 
they made an appointment. I have 
given them two meetings, and still in- 
tend holding meetings at their rc- 
qnest. There is not a brother or sis- 
ter in the town, bat many warm friends. 
I think good can he done in that place. 
Many of the citizens had never heard 
the Brethren's, doctrine preached. 
Now to the ministering brethren. 
DS try and put the home mission i 
to its full extent ; as much can be 
done in tha' way, for the cause of our 
Master. Let every bishop that has 
not already introduced it do it at once, j 
And all that can go away from homo 
to the far west, do so. We have 
many brethren who can travel who j 
have the means at hand. Consider ■ 
brethren whether you are doiDg your | 
duty for the Master ''. 

Addam Holungkr. 



Brother Henry:— Inasmuch as I 
promised some of the brethren to 
give a report through the Compan- 
ion of a visit to Fayette, Westmore- 
land and Somerset counties. Pa., I 
v.i! now, after some delay, and by 
your permission, try to do so. 

On the 14th of September, in 
company with brother Samuel Mur- 
ray. I started on a mission of love 
to the above named counties, and on 
the evening of the 16th we arrived 
a*, brother Frederick Wiraer's. On 
the 17th brother VVimer accompa- 
nied us to brother Weaver's, near 
Mt. Pleasant. Preached the same 
night at the Brush Pun school- 
house. On the 18th we started for 
In lian Creek, and arrived there in 
the cveuing. and stopped with brother 
Daniel Myer?, *nd preached to a 
small but attentive congregation. — 
< * ii the evening of the 12th we filled 
an appointment at the County Line 
meeting-house, after which we weut 
borne with brother Jeremiah FoUal 
"n the nvrning nf the 20th wc 



started over the mountain to Somer- 
set county, and stopped with brother 
Josiah Berkley, where we stayed till 
the morning of the 21st; then went 
to brother Jesse Wagley's, where 
we remained till the next day; thence 
to brother Tobias Myers. On the 
same night, (221) we preached at 
the Pleasant Hill meetinghouse. — 
The next evening wo returned to 
brother Wagleys and preached at 
Rhodes' school.house. On Sunday, 
the 24th, we went to the Union 
meetinghouse and preached at 10 
and 2^ o'clock. Then returned to 
Rhode's school-house and preached 
in the evening. On Monday ev- 
ening Riled an appointment at Mid" 
de Creek, and stayed at brother 
Jacob Miller's ti 1 the next day. — 
Thence to brother Jacob D. Mi.ler's, 
near Somerset, where we stayed two 
nights. 

On Tuesday evening we preached 
at the Grove meeting house, and at 
Fairview on Wednesday evening, 
and on Thursday we returned to 
Indian Creek and preached in Da- 
vistown that evening ; lodged with 
friend Jacob Cnstner ; found him 
to be an intelligent man, well read in 
the Bible and contending fcr the 
faith as a brother, and we hope it 
will not be long until he shall be- 
come a brother indeed. 

On Friday we spent the time very 
pleasantly at brother Burger's : on 
the same evening we preached at 
Felger's school houso, and went 
home with brother Hen y Kelger. — 
Saturday was tht» time for the Love- 
feast at the Connty Line House, 
where we met with man}' of the 
brethren. The meeting was well 
attended ; at 2 p M. we were ad- 
dressed by brother J. Iletrick. — 
The evening services were conduc- 
ted by brother Jacob Thomas. Here 
we can tru'.y «ay that we enjoyed a 
feast of love indeed, and I tnink this 
was a time long to be remembered. 
At this place we saw two men led 
into the water and buried beneath 
its yielding waves in baptism, one cf 
whom I ui.derstand has since been 
buried in the cold, damp grave, there 
in rest until the angel Gabriel shall 
wiih the loud trumpet call the 
saint? to meet their blcwed Lorti. 



On Monday we came in company 
with brothers Thomas and Hook to 
the Fayette meeting-house, and filled 

J an appointment, and on Tuesday, the 
4th of October, was the time for the 
Lovefeast, which was attended with 
the best of order. On Wednesday 
wc filled an appointment ac the same 
p'ace ; after which we returned home 

( and found all well. 

Christian Siiowalter. 

Brother Henry : — Some months 
ago I asked the following questions, 
and no answer has yet appeared : 
"What do the Brethren understand by 
; worshipping God in Spirit and in 
j Truth? How do we worship in 
Spirit, and how in Truth ?" I want 
an answer to this, as I think it im- 
portant to know what the true spirit- 
ual worship of God is. It may 6eem 
of small weight to many of your read- 
ers who understand it, but to myself 
it is not, and it is so to others also. 
Let some brother reply soon, and 
more than one will do no harm. 

Another question I gave was, "Why 
do we hear of no Brethren east of 
Pennsylvania or Maryland ? Are 
there none in Kentucky ?" 

Landon West. 



Dear Brother: — I was conversing 
with a lady who has read all of the 
Companions I have, and it seems 
that she is well pleased, though she 
never heard a sermon by the Breth- 
ren. She said that she was glad to 
see that there was some others who 
believed as she did. In the time of 
her first husband she was a Bap- 
tist, and her last husband is a Metho- 
dist, and she went to them, though 
she never knew yet what she was, 
but she says she believes what the 
Coinpanion says. There is great 
talk here about the elect — God's elect, 
who they are, and what they are. — 
There has been much said on this, 
and I wish to have an explanation 
from you through the Companion, 
for my own satisfaction. 

I see in my letter concerning my 
sister having fits, I stated that she 
had from four to five every day. In- 
stead of every day, it is about ten 
days at the lull moou, during that 
time she has four or five a day. Then 
not so often as that. Please correct 
it and excuse me. My letter was 
published in No. 48 of past year, 
pa^e TW Z At BWrfP. 



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10 



Kansas City. Mo., 
Dec. 11th 1870. 

Dear Brother. — I have the mel- 1 
ancholy task of informing you of 
the death of our beloved brother 
Jeremiah Myers, of Asthma, on the | 
morning of the 9th inst., — The cir- 
cumstances attending che decease of 
our dear Brother are extremly pain- 
ful : being in the full vigor of man- 
hood, with a wife and six children, 
the youngest of whom is but two 
months old. 

He had an attack of billious fever 
some two months since, and on Sun- 
day last seemed convalescent, as in 
company with father I visited him. 
— On Tuesday he assisted in butch- 
ering, took cold, and Friday morn- 
ing at o'clock was a corpse. — His 
death occurred without (if it is pos^ 
sible) a struggle. He deemed to fall 
asleep in Jesus. — In contemplating 
his death, I could exclaim with Num. 
23 : 7, 10. Balaam said "let me die 
the death of the righteous and let 
ray last end be like his." — 

We telegraphed Eldor D. 1). Sell 
to come, but from some cause he 
failed. The occasion was improved 
by Mrs. Chase, a sister of the Socie- 
ty of Friends, she spoke from part 
of the 119h Psalm. Amore beauti 
ful sermon I have seldom heard — 
filled with instruction and encour- 
agement to the bereaved widow and 
family, as well as friends. One 
thought was so beautifully expressed 
that I must give it, although I fear 
I cannot do her justice. — In speak- 
ing of death, she looked upon the 
corpse and exclaimed " k Oh ! Death, 
where is thy sting ! Oh ! Grave where 
is thy victory !' and death it swal- 
lowed up in lit\y Another old lady 
on hearing of his peacful death, ex- 
claimed, 1'salma 37 : 37, "Mark 
the perfect man, and behold the up- 
right ! for the end of that man is 
peace." — Brother Myers was for 
merly from Huntingdon Co., 1'a., — 
and married to a daughter of Daniel 
Holflinger, of Bedford Co., — His 
death will cause regret in a large 
circle of the brotherhood, — 

We aro still unorganized as yet, 
although Elder D. D. Sell haspiom- 
bed soon to attend to our wauu. — 
Wo number <wmc 1H rnrmhure now. ' 



but hope for several acquisitions in 
the spring. — The prayers of the 
brotherhood are asked for the build- 
ing up of the church here. As we 
frequently hear of brethern visiting 
the West, who pass through Kansas 
City, I would say to such that broth 
er Geo. It. llolsinger (my father) 
lives at No. 160G, Hockbenny St., 
and desires all such to tarry with him 
during there sojourn in the City. I 
will wiite again upon our organiza- 
tion. May God's guidance direct 
U3 and bless all the efforts put forth 
for devising good. — Affectionately 
yours in the bonds of the Gospel. 
FRANK HOLSINGER. 



1ST OF MONEYS iv.bIycJ for sabserlp- 
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DIED . 

At the residence of her son-in-law, Peter 
Keller, in Logan countv, Ohio, on the 25th 
day of Sept. 1870, MAGDALENE SHORTZ ; 
age about 82 years, and months. She was 
a faithful'member of the Ornish Church. Fu- 
neral services by David Plank, Ornish minis- 
ter, in the German, and J. L. Frantz in the 
English. From second Timothy, 4 : 6, — 8. 

Also in the Logan branch, Loiran count v, 
Ohio, on the 21st day of Oct. 1670. WILL- 
IAM S. Infant son of brother John and sis- 
ter Martha VANMETEK; age a year-., 1 
month, and 2 days. Funeral 6orvices by J. 
L. Frantz, from Mark 10: 15, 111- 

In the Middle River congregation, Augus- 
ta Co. Va., July 81st, Wo, sifter HANNAH 
MYEKS ; uged SI years, 10 month, and 4 
days. She was consort of brother John My- 
ers, descased, and survived her husband, 
nearly 21 yearr. Her maiden name was Spit- 
ler, disease, cancer in the face. Her alllie- 
tlous were great, yet she bore them with pa- 
tience and chrisrian courage; with a mud 
and will fully resigned to the will of the 
Lord ; but she greatly longer for the day to 
come in which she would make her exit out 
of this troublesome world ; looking forward, 
with an eye of faith, for that rest, that rc- 
maineth to the people of God. hue kit 
children, and a large number of grand, and 
great grand >ehildrcn to mourn their loss. — 
But, truly, their loss is her eternal Rain. Fu- 
neral services by brother Manlu GarbOT and 
the writer, from Ret. IS I 11. 
Written by rei 

LE\ 1 l.ARllL >.. 

lu tho West Nimlbilla congregation, Blark 
county Ohio, ABRAHAM Wll'WLK. .Nov 
20th, 1870 ; aged 73 years, and 24 days. Ue 
was father of 14 children, of whom 11 are 
living ; grand-father ot 03, and great graud- 
failii 'i oT I s , as fur a* In kuovvu. Ho BTU a 
faithful brother tor a number of year-. The 
occasion was Imp | brethren Henry 

Province and David Young and the a 
From Philip.! • -'1. I 

\m A, Murray. 



John Brindle, 1.00 
Elijah Horn, (3.00 
M. R Charles, 1.50 
Jacob Barrick, 7.75 
D. Heise, .75 

A.B.Brumbaugh, 2.00 
John Crain, 2.50 

George Arnold, 3.00 
Joshua Y. King, L50 
John R. Wise, 7.75 
Wm- C.Miller, 7.40 
George Renner, 1.50 
David Zook, 4.50 
D. H.Hitnes, 3.75 
W. N. Clemmer,17.75 
John Event, l.CO 
'.. \. G. Boner, 1.50 
D. Workman, 4.00 
H. II. Flock, 3.00 
Jacob Wise, 1.00 

(i. \V. Ferguson, 5 25 
J.P. Lcrew, 1.50 

B. Musser, 6.5'J 

C. J. Showalter, 3.00 

D. Hildebrand, l.M 

C. Myers, 3.25 

D. Manges, 3.00 
J. 8ellers, 2 00 
II. Snyder, 4.85 
J. Beeghlcy, 20.00 
Moses Keim, 1.50 
J. Hochstetlcr, 1.50 
Daniel Mo6er, 4.50 
Sara Phoutz, 3.00 
M. Mc. Quaid, 6.50 
Samuel Hart, 10.50 
B. Warapler, 13.37 
J. A. Heiric, 7.25 
John Mohler, 3.15 
J. L. Frantz, 14.85 
D. W. Dilmer, 1.50 
Enos Crowd, 1.50 
I). Rittlesparger, 1.50 
S. Musselman, 1.00 
8. Shawver, 3.00 
A. Holdeman, 1.50 
S. Oblinmr. 3.00 
S. A. Overholser,1.50 
D. R. Holsinger, 1.50 

D. A. Frcelaud, 7.50 
Aaron Diehl, 4.50 
Sarah Leslie. 
S. W. Kimmel, 
Eli Horner, 
K. Kautl'uian, 
David U'elW, 
Jacob Bahr, 
Joseph Kiiuly, 

E. M. Whit more, 1.50 
D. M. Bnarely, 1.50 
Henry Clapper, 
Jacob Monler, 
B Glbblo, 
J. 11 Stager, 
i. U . Huikuar, 
J. K. Teilcr, 

David M\ir», 
Henry B. Jllllar, 
Levi Miller, B.C0 

D. Btuterbaogbi 
owberger, 
!>. UUdebrandi 10 no 
v\ ■ u. Bob »■ 

-i. Bowman), 
3. S.Bhcilv, 3.00 

R. E. I. 

- 
Tobias K.rrk!cr,-~4k60 



Miss. Brallier, 5.7.', 
C Longenecker. 
J. E. Phautz, 15.35 
M. Bollinger, 1.50 
Q. V. Kollar, 14.00 
Frank Holsinger,l.00 



T. D. Lyon. 
Nancy Boots, 
S. Bowman, 
L.C. Tavlor, 
H. W. Baily, 
J. B. Sharraiis, 
J. Meekly, 
J. H. Elson, 
Ella William*. 

C. Myers, 
Ozias Metz, 
George Ebv, 
J. B. Gibble, 

ank, 
Norman Faw. 

D. M . Mohler, 
D. Zook, 

Freed, 

Shackellord, 

Browcr, 



3.75 
1.50 
3.00 
2.00 

2 00 

2.2 



4.50 
31:00 

12 00 



B. Bellinger, 
Jacob Bcolt. 

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15.00 

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J. S. Newc'omcr,15.00 
J. Hildebrand, 5.25 
B. Bossier, l 50 

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Number 2. 



not transgress the commandment in the text ; 



we 



For the Com v anion. 
-Owe no Mien any Thing but to Love one 
Another."" Koin. i:J:V 

Whereas the apostle Paul, in 1 Cor. 14 : 37, 
writes: ''It* any man think himself to be a proph- 
et, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the 
things that I write unto you are the command- 
ments of the Lord," and whereas the said apos- 
tle is acknowledged, by all professors of Christi- 
anity, to have been an inspired embassador of raiment, and some chew and smoke tobacco and 
Christ; consequently we must acknowledge that drink whiskey. No wonder the tapes are hard 
the above test is one of the Lord's command 



as we do not owe a man until the time that 
promised to pay Lim. 

"The times are hard,'" and "monej is scarce," 
are complaints which continually greet our i 
but what is the cause of all this! People live 
too fast, they indulge in luxuries, have costly 
furniture, build splendid houses, dress in costly 



merits, and that it is binding on all who profess 
to be his disciples ; and that by neglecting to 
ohey the same*, we forfeit our right to the tree 
of life, and to admittance into the city, (see 
R v. 22 : 14.), and expose ourselves to the curse 
pronounced upon the disobedient. But it may 
b • objected, as though the Lord had command- 
ed us that which we co Id not But 



and money is scarce with such. Thus did not 
our fathers, they stretched themselves according 
t > their cover. Brethren and sisters should not 
imitate those who live above their income, but 
rather deny themselves of such luxuries, and be 
ged in some honest business and attend to 
the same regularly and diligently, and not lor- 
j and attend public worship as regu- 
larly as circumstances will permit, and I vent 



think we can obey it as well as all other com- * predict that very fe v will be unable to 'W 
mandments, if we are willing to deny ourselves no man an )' U»ng ' l do not meaa tnos e who 
of the luxuries which we cannot afford, and be aV( ' uoable, through sickness or bodily intirmi- 
careful not to run recklessly into debt, and to &», fy lal in i owes "to such the 

make rash promises, which it is likely we will a e they need, In my young days the 

not be able to perform. brethren, generally had the Deputation of being 

One obligation, according to the text, we P u . is their word ; let us 

cannot can t is : to love one another ; this th(>n > forfeit this reputation and becom mi- 

we continue to owe one another ; but all our ulin2 : block t< our neighbors, but let our light 
oth lould pay at the time stipU] > shine that th 

in the But, it i. lid, whal if good w "-^ l '- ] glorify oil* bather which is in 

we have not wherewith to pay? To such 1 
would say, with all the sympathy and charity 
their ca do the I 

v >ry pnsiblc effort to pay, and it 
you, canny t, ask your creditor to ha -nee 

with yon, or for the 

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and !y admouish, not ract a d 






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T tbr Bret hi « n 

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0] naoM by > 

idll d hi question, and 



and make a pi notpretty reformers think the expression is <.;u. . 

certain' that a fulfil your promi "Th Brethn 

something to fall back upon if you fail; and it the: opinion that a criti( 

you ctfnuot fulfil your promise, m . m can. of the subj ling to to th< 



tract with your'cji -diior,.jl .possible, und obtain • language, will show the objection unJ 
lb wait Ion;.' i i v. ill Und b'eli 



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faction should be fairly m -t, I beg the indulgence 

of the editor and the kind patrons of the Com- 
pam'on, while 1 offer the following criticisms : 

That then il ■ principle in the English Lan- 
guage which recognizes, the propriety under cer- 
tain circumstances to change the Possessive to 
to the Preposition "of" with the possessive noun 
i'>r its regimen, does not admit of doubt. The 
primary signification of that Preposition is pot- 
Ion, as may be inferred from its origen, being 
derived from the verb have. — The principle is 
recognized by all good philologists, but it is by 
no means without exceptions. — While the pri- 
mary significance is retainad in many cases, the 
secondary is no less general. Look at the fol- 
lowing examples : Primary : "The son of 
David." 

"Divid's son." 

"The name of the Father." 

"The Father's name." 

Secondary : "The city of Pittsburg." 

"A cup of water." 

Sometimes the ideas expressed are different: 

My father's picture may not be a picture of 
my father. 

S. W. Clark says : "When the object of the 
Prepositional phrase constitutes the Agent of an 
action, state, or feeling, etc., implied in the sub- 
stantive limited, the Phrase and the correspond- 
ing Possessive are equivalent, and therefore in- 
terchangeable. Example. : "The people's will." 
The people are the agent or cause of the will ; 
but in the phrase "The Church of the Brethren, " 
the Brethren are not the agent or cause of the 
church, but the Lord is ; he called them brethren, 
"ye are brethren," and he gives the reason : "he 
that doeth the will of my father which is in 
heaven,"&c, But there are many organization 
which call themselves brethren, hence the true 
brethren are distinguished by the definitive thl. 

He said, "on this stone will I build my church," 
but there are many so called churches, even as 
there are Lords many : — hence the distinction 
Church " And bringing all together we 
have "The Church of the Brethren.'' But it is 
the Lord's church because he hath established it, 
and they keep the commandments 

Joseph Holsople. 
Indiana, Fn 



eh let your dignity stand in the way of 
rbltjetff 



SeUe'td for tht Companion. 
The HisUrn Work. 

That the Sisters of the Church of Christ have 
an important part to act in the present reforma- 
tion cannot be denied. Vice and immorality 
are prevalent in our land ; and all lovers of truth 
and holiness should use their utmost exertions 
to raise the standard of Virtue and Religion in 
the Church. The great need of reformation, 
both in tie church and in the world, calls aloud 
to every christian to act. And while we see so 
many of our noble brethren responding to the 
call — going forth and using every means in 
their power to put down evil and spread the 
glad tidings of salvation to the world, do we not 
see that there is a great necessity for tne sisters, 
also to engage in the word \ Shall they remain 
silent 1 ? Shall they stand by, as idle spectators, 
and see their fellow creatures floating down the 
dark stream of dissipation, and not even hold 
up to them the " beacon light," (God's Holy 
Word,) that they may be able to see the vast 
whirlpool of destruction that lies before them, 
and into which their frail bark will soon sink, 
if they do not turn their course ? Shall they 
remain silent and inactive, and see Zion lan- 
guishing, when, by their influence and exertions, 
many lukewarm souls, who have been over- 
taken by the evil one, and dragged back " into 
the weak and beggarly elements of the world," 
might be induced to return to the fold of Christ 
where they would receive strength to enable 
them to resist the enemy ; and where they could 
again partake of the christian's heavenly feast. 

We do not say that it is the duty of the sis- 
ters to leave their domestic sphere and go out 
into the world to proclaim the truths of the 
Gospel to promiscuous assemblies. But we do 
say that it is both their privilege and their duty 
to teach them, through the medium of the pen, 
and in the social circle. 

These they can do without neglecting the du- 
ties of home, or subjecting themselves to the rid- 
icule of the world They can point to the way- 
ward youth the fruits of virtue, and teach him 
how to shun the hidden snares that lie along the 
flowery paths of pleasure They can Teclaim 
the erring, strengthen and encourage the weak, 
; by holding up to them the precious promises 
contained in the living Oracle. They can visit 
the haunts of vice and misery, and speak words 
«f ttrirVft to trr- d-^vtfdirfp MH ; trarb thrm 



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how to overcome the evil influences by which and blessed are they who who fulfil the minis- 
they are surrounded, and pjint them to the try, and in their humble sphere prove themselves 
"Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the to be workers together with God. Let us corn- 
world." municate unto the poor, and especially unto our 
If those intelligent sisters who are spending poor ministers^ for with such sacrifice God is 
their time and talents in an employment that well pleased. Thus. G. Snyder. 
perishes with its using, could be induced to en- \ , m „, m __ 
gage in the work of putting down those evil in ! For lUe CoMl . ASIOV 
fluences which are poisoning the minds of youth, How to be iiappj . 
and dragging so many down to the dark world 1)o all , he gooc i vou can Whenever you 
of woe, they could do more toward moralizing hear of a poor w idow, an orphan or an aged 
the world, than our most eloquent preachers ; : man> w ho is iu affliction, pay that individual a 
ibr it is seldom that the heart, blackened by visit ]Jo not hoard up all you earn ; give a 
crime and hardened by sin, is penetrated by the certaul portion to the poor. Never getangrv, if 
truths of the Gospel. There we see the neces- < are s i an dered or imposed upon. Better suf- 
sity of moral training— of early inculcating prm- ' fer a little than re taliate*and use harsh language, 
ciples pure and holy, that the youthlul mind may j Be not proud or selfish . thin k no mo re highly 
be prepared to receive ^nd obey the the word of yourse if an a your talents than you do of th 
)C *- capacities of others. Pay all you owe; keep 



We presume that there is not a sister in the 
Christian Church but could assist in the work. 
Then let every one who wishes to see the 
cause of Christ triumphant — who wishes to see 
vice and immorality dethroned, and virtue and 
religion crown our laud, come out and boldly 
discharge the heavenly duty ; that in the great 
day of setribution they may hear it said " well 
done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou 
into the joys of the Lord." 



you owe; Keep 
out of debt. Get not entangled in the meshes 
of the law — avoid it as the sure gate to ruin 
Shun vicious [tin suits and unprincipled as 
ciates. Honor the Sabbath and serve God and 
be de\oted to truth and religion. Finally, take 
the Christian Family Companion, paj i'*i it in 
advance, read it attentively and you will be 
happy ; peace and contentment will smile on 
your path, joy will brighten your countensi 
and every lane of life belore you will be Iragr 
with blessings, rich and abundant. 

C \1'. 1 S B. DlTMl 

Merriam, Ind. 



For ibt Companion 
< In i-tiau IMitio. 

JIUW ALL MAY PBIACK. 

All cannot preach from the pulpit, or deliver j Tlll GbbATKKSS Of LttTLE THINGS.— Little 

habits drive nails into our coffins. They mote 
than make up by their number what the] seem 
to luck in individual importance. They are the 
true seeds of character, We migbl as well ; 
■corns, and nnt e*pr<-t them lo grow, as cherish 



long and elocpient orations, but there is a kind 
of preaching that is permitted to all men, and of- 
ten times this kind is most effectual. Offices of 
kindness to the bodies and souls of those around 
us ; words of encouragement to the weak, of in 



struction to to the ignorant ol consolation to the ^ vllUjl> ;iUll ,,„ , ,;, u , ... , ., (!l ... ,,. 
roubled of broherly Kindness to all, spoken „„ reaionabb ttop) ,, .... , U , flllI1 „ 
by the fireside, the wayside, or bedside . heart, uak u|t lt . lu , 
devotion to the services of religion in our fami- 
lies and our closets, as well as in the sanctuary ; 
in a word, all of earnest, active, self-denying 
love to our fellow-beings, springing from our 



sprin^iriLr 
love to God, will form a most impressive ser- 
mon, b most convincing proof to the world 
around us, that we have been with JfSUS. Ml 
illed in this wav to pleach th 
Th?'m TOW n'Vf' ' tH< -Vlr 



Christians are cal 



neatness and success in life, where th. 
lilies of a thousand Little habits oi iudusti) 

virtue had DOl b <-n hrst can Lilly I heihht d 

lu • Word, ( !'.'•: ! rutin r 

ireat on< 
not Moertained '••■ ' 
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For the Court • 
UM IIt»rv«'i»t (irral but th<i l.almn'rn Few. 

The above is become to be a sterotype saying 
among the brethren. We hear it from the East 
and the West, tin- North and the South. La- 
borer is generally a term applied to the minis- 
ters of the Gospel, but we think it may be well 
applied to every one that is born of God. Can 
not every one do something to promote the 
cause of Christ, and thus become a co-laborer ; 
with God? Paul says, "every man shall receive 
his own reward according to his own labor" (1st 
Gor. 3 : 9.) So every one that labors to the 
interest of God's Kingdom will be rewarded. — 
We surely should all be interested in the noble 
work; then it tollows, if we are, we will all lend 
a helping hand in such a way that we can. To 
illustrate ; suppose a dozen of men were inter, j 
ested in a vineyard, and one or two were select- '■ 
ed as gardeners or superintendents, and it would ; 
so happen, that those so selected could not do j 
justice to the vineyard ; those that were inter- 
ested in it would no doubt do all in their power ! 
to have the garden produce abundantly ; but sup- j 
pose one or two of them were interested about i 
their own individual affairs more than about the j 
vineyard and divested their means to their self • 
interest, would it not be said, they were not 
doing their duty relative to the vineyard. So 
we should not expect too much of those that 
are called as laborers ; they too, have individu- 
al interests at stake. Must they sacrifice all, 
while others that should be "lively stones" de- 
vote all their time to their individual interest, 
and amass wealth and independance, which is 
■II well and good if it is not abused. Don't, ' 
reader, suppose now, that I am going to favor 
a system of paid ministry on a money basis, by 
no means ; but can not something more be done j 
to disseminate truth over the country, than has 
been done and yet keep w T ithin the bounds of the 
Gospel. Sow bountifully, and we may expect 
to reap bountifully. Had we tracts treating 
upon the plain commands of the Savior, and the 
principles of the Gospel generally, and scatter 
them broadcast in the wake of God's ministers, 
mueh good might be accomplished. We do 
kuow much enoi is being disseminated thn 
the tTact I B of different sects. Surely 

truth alsocould be disseminated in some way.— 
We hove felt the want ot something of the kind 



in this widejield of Wt. Ya. We are falsely 
represented by our enemies and many are the 
inquirers as to what these people teach.' One or 
two ministers cannot keep pace with the inter- 
est that is awakening. In the absence of tracts, 
our periodicals may accomplish much ; 1 know 
of the circulation of a lew numbers of the Com- 
panion in certain districts doing good the past 
year or two. One of our brethren was severely 
censured by a man of another denomination for 
causing some ot their members to leave and join 
the brethren. The brother wanted to know in 
what way he caused them to do so. lty lending 
them your paper (-'the Companion") he^said. — 

said the brother, I did hud them my papers 
and would like to lend you some of them. I 
hfive known them to be lent and passed around 
from one to another until about worn out, (sure- 
ly they answered their mission.) So brethren 
and sisters, here is, in this way a chance for }ou 
to sow good seed, away up here in the moun- 
tains of Wt. Va. A number ot our members 
scattered over a large field would be glad to re- 
cieve the paper, that cannot otherwise get them, 
and they would pass them around to their neigh- 
bors, and in many sections, in tact wherever we 
go, we find persons that are friendly to us and 
the cause, they would gladly recieve the papers 
and pass them around. Here is a chance to do 
good to the comtorting of isolated brethren and 
sisters, and for the cause generally. Just think 
of it for a trifle, you can send the Companion 
once a week to a poor member, or to a friend. 

1 can dispose of one hundred copies in this way, 
which would be, during the year five thousand 
papers scattered abroad, and I believe much 
good can be done in this way. Suppose but one 
soul would be led to the truth in that a-. 
would it not be money well spent ? Who then 
will not deny themselves of just one little lux- 
ury and send on their mite to the office of the 
Companion to pay the expenses ot a messenger 
of truth to go weekly to whom it will be wel 
come. Come brethren, come sisters, to the 
rescue of souls from error, and in heaven you 
may meet face Jo ft • ; have 
been instrumental in I to a knowledge of 
the truth as it i-. in J God pi tic 
cause. ; \-: S. Fi> 

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The Kelinf-r ot Silver. 

Broth, r Wojsinger : Unclosed you will find 
an article that I have selected for the Compan- 
ion. I must agree with the writer — that it is 
a beautilul figure. My prayer is that God may 
give us grace to endure our afflictions, till Christ 
is clearly reflected in us. 

Yours in love. 

Henry F. Long. 

Sjme months ago, a few ladies who met to- 
gether in Dublin to read the scrptures, and make 
them the subject of conversation, were reading 
the third chapter < 1 Malachi. One of the ladies 
gave it as her opinion that the Fuller's Soap and 
the Refiner of .Silver were the same image, both 
intended to convey the same view of the sancti- 
fying influence of the grace of Christ : while an- 
other observed, there is something remarkable 
in the expression of the third verse : 

"He shall sit as a refiner and purifl-T of silver. 
They agreed that possibly it might be so ; and 
one of the ladies promised to call on a silver- 
smith and report to them what he said on the 
subject. She went accordingly, and without tel- 
ling the object of h«r errand, begged 7 o know 
from him the process of refilling silver, which 
lie fully desciibed to her. 

"Bar, sir," said she, "do you *U while the 
fining is going i 

• unitfi, "I 
■lily fixed on the fur- 
nace for if the tira , tor refining be ex- 
led i.i tl i sligh 
to be injured." 

\r once me saw the beauty, and the comfort, 

■'■ refiner 

and purifier of silver."' 

Chri Iful to i> :hildreo into 

, but He is si the side of it ; 

his eye is steadily intent on the work of purily- 

. and His wisdom and love are both i 

in tl mner tor them. Their trials do 

not i random ; the very hairs oi thi-ir h«\ul 

tl i i abered. As the lad] was Leaving the 

ith called !■■ said 

tuid -till furtM' r to mention • onlj knew 

u the pi ■ ■ f purifying was complete bj 

seeing I. | m the b ii\ 

13 tutiful figure ! When Christ sees Ins own 
image in his petopl of purifying 

accomplished. 



For the Companion, 
i h.ist Preaching to the Dead. 

On page 7r-7, Vol. 6, C. F. C, brother C. P. 
L. Roberts desires an explanation of 1 Peter 4: 6. 
Which reads : '-For, for this cause was the Gos- 
pel also preached to them that are dead that 
they might be judged according to men in the 
flesh, but live according to God in the spirit." 
For the purpose of understanding Peter, we 
must understand what he is writing about. See 
the 3d, chapter, from the 17th, to the 20th 
verse, where he speaks of Christ's sufferings, and 
says, "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 
the just tor the unjust, that he might bring us 
to God, being put to death in the flesh, but 
quickened by the spirit ; by which also he went 
and preached to the spirits in prison, which 
sometimes were disobedient when once the long 
suffering oi God waited in the days ot Noah, 
while the Ark was a preparing." "Suffering 
the just for the unjust." We understand that 
Christ in his death and sufferings; redeemed all 
Adam's lavnily, both dead and alive, from under 
the curse of a broken law, and after they were 
redeemed, Christ must necessarily preach the 
Gospel to those that are dead, after his death, 
as he did to those that, are living before his 
death, that every mouth may be stopped, and all 
(he world stand guilty before God. (Rom. 3:19) 

ice, while his body lay in the tomb, his 
quickened spirit was with the disembodied An- 
tediluvians in the prison of the underworld, there 
preaching the Gospel to them that are dead, that 
they might be judged according to men in 

. b i" livi according to God in the spirit. 
(1 Peter 4 : (i.) Paul says, Eph, 4 : 9, "He al- 
so descended first to the lower parts of the 

b." There he preached the Gospel to the 
dead, and then through the power of his resur- 

. 'ii . ■ 1 1 ■ ascended op on high, led captivity 
captive, and ii'ts unto men." Eph, I s 

''Wherefore God hath also highly exalted him, 
and given him a name above every name, that 
at the name of Jesus' every knee should DOW, of 
things in heaven, and things in earth, anil tin 
under the earth, and that every tongue shall 
thai -i i i 'hritt ia Lord, to the gl 
.1 the Father." Phil 2: 91—1. 

\ I I Fk. 
AfUioch, /u'JuiiKt. 

A In re ignorant <• u bus 'ii» fully to 






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< r.lWorula nud Oirgon HlWlMk 

•• 

I n. 1. r tlie fruid 

Providence, we left 

- ,uil, lien ; on the Cth dnj 

We lui.l a ploaeanl 

I :,)ifnrni:i, wherowe arriv- 

v the 1 9th of October, 

. . igi • Elder Geo. 

... were kindly received 

himself and family, (all members 

• ', i w ',• tarried with 

,1 the brethren and sisters iu | 

[fornie until the following Tuesday, 

which time we held six meetings. 

In company with Elder Ceo. Wolfe 

wo went to Dcisco, stopping 

ail the 2dili . st which time 

. Wolfe and San Fran- 

n a Steamer for Portland, Or- 

. we arrived, niter s \ 

\day the 28d, 
P .1/ After a good 
bt'a real v>< - took the stage for Al- 
mtj seal of Lynn County, 
sre Brrivcd at snn-dowa on 
Monday the Satb, and wore directed 
,,, • m of brother Salomon Kit?, 

in Albany, where we were very 
kindly received by himself and family 
Brother Philip Baltimore, also living 
klbany, was absent from homo, but 
. Baltimore bis wife, and other 
„ .,.. the family came over to 

, r Hitter's and we had a very 
sting interview. On Tuesday 
ber Kiiter conveyed us 
io the brethren living eight miles oast 
Ubany in the Williamette Valley. 
After meeting with the brethren ; we 
linted ■ meeting for public preach- i 
to be bold on Thursday evening 
27th ol October. The brethren 
burs attended and the large 
■ -vas filled. Good atten- 
. and much interest was manifes- 
ted by nil present and much desire 
. spreseed for more preaching, 
beld live more meetings for pub- 
preaching, which were well attend- 
ed bj t 1 • rs and public gener- 
ally. <>:i Monday the 3 1st of October 
members from lar and near met 
. i 'avid Peebler 
Lurch rapacity. Alter meeting 
in bumble prayer to God, 
informed them that our mission to 
and Oregon consisted in 
ires bing the ward — that 
the Annual 
love tU aid 

•: .in to form i mora perfect 

organisation of the church in Oregon. 



Every brother and sister expn 
a willingi "lie- into full un- 

ion and fellowship with tbi 
Brotherhood -to receive and give 
council us the gospel directs, accord- 
■ the usages of the church, and 
a.-> they had troubles ol a erioas na 
turc. which had for a longtime de- 
prived them of the enjoyment of the 
gospel priviliges, not even assembling 
themselves together for the pnblic 
worship of God, (until wo came to 
them) they unanimously desired us 
to act as u committee to hear the 
causes ol their grievances and to re- 
port n decision to the church. 

Peeling our weakness yel trusting 
in the Lord, we yielded to th( 
quest, heard the causes of their griev- 
ances and made a report which we 
presented to the church, which wa* 
accepted by every member, rendering 
full satisfaction, nnd christian peace 
and love was restored, and in that re- 
union and christian fellowship, (after 
holding a number of meetings in dif- 
ferent parts of the valley where mem- 
bers reside,) we left them on the 14th 
of November, to return to California, 
which we accomplished by stage, a 
distance of five hundred and fifty miles, 
in four days and five nights, a very 
tiresome but otherwise pleasant jour- 
ney. We took the cars one hundred 
and fifty miles farther to the brethren 
in California where we visited, hold- 
ing meetings in different places, as the 
members are scattered over a large 
space of territory. We continued 
preaching the.word until Saturday the 
10th of December, when we met with 
the members, who were assembled 
from far and near, in church council. 
Wo all labored together in the fear of 
the Lord until the much desired, hap- 
py result of union and fellowship 
was manifested by the Brethren in 
California with the general brother- 
hood, and our labor in California 
was closed. 

We then had preaching on Sunday 
in the neighborhood of the brethren, 

near Elder George Wolfe's, and on 

Sunday evening at the Disciple'.-, 
church, in Stockton (many of the 
brethren accompanying US to the lat- 
ter place; to a large and attentive au- 
dience, and on Monday we took the 
parting hands of brethren and many 
friends, and took the train at 12 o'clock 
M b t le in South Bend, 
• we arrived after a pleasant 
trip on the 17lh of December, at 9 o'« 
I' M . and found all Well. 



Wc truly feel that the Lord was 
with us, and greatly blessed us, inas- 
much I ' af health ; 
had no disappointments in all our trav- 
el* j no accidents bappened us, and 
our labors were received In love every- 
where, both in California and Oregon, 
by the brethren and the world. — All 
manifested their sorrow that we had 
to leave them, — and with many tears 
they entreated us to return again, if 
we could possibly do so, and to urge 
the general brotherhood to lend them 
help, which we agreed to do as the 
Lord enabled us, and are very sure 
that the cause of Christ Jesus requires 
that a minister among brethren should 
be located in Oregon. And we are 
satisfied from all that we could learn 
from the brethren, ai.d also from the 
citizen-, together with our own obser- 
vations of the general appeaanoo of the 
country, that brethren could do well 
there for themselves and families, and 
effect much good. We are confident 
the prospects arc very favorable for 
the building up of largo church' 
Oregon, and so far us we could learn, 
the only reason why it has not been 
done has been for the want of proper 
ministerial labor. The members are 
humble and faithful, and would do 
honor to any age or country. 

California Is B very large field for 
the few laborers who reside in that 
state, considering the wants of the 
people. The members are scattered 
over the country very far from each 
other, which renders it very difficult 
for them to meet often in the one only 
organized church in the state. The 
brethren and people generally, express 
a strong desire that members, and es- 
pecially iituii.--'ri-.<. come and settle 
among ibcm, and we are sure that 
much good would result from a com- 
pliance with their request. And we 
feel it our duty to urge the general 
brotherhood to consider this matter in 
the fear of the Lord and to act as 
promptly as possible. 

We found the brethren in Califor- 
nia in comfortable circumstanc 
far as the good things of this earth 
are concerned ; — enough and to spare, 
— and we think that industrious, pru- 
dent brethren, could do well there in 
accumulating property, yet if we wore 
to give an opinion relative to the mat- 
ter, our prcferrncu would \.<a in (Savor 
of Oregon, at being in most need of 
ministers, and agricultural pursuits 
being more uniformly remunerative to 



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the laborer, than in California, the 
rains being more regular. 

Finally, brethren, the mission to 
California and Oregon, through the 

ag of God, has been a bucci 
far 88 we know, and it is our prayer, 
and we ask all the brethren to unite 
with us in this prayer to God, that 
his blessing may forever rest with 
them, and that all may feel an inter- 
est in the welfare of souls, praying the 
Lord of the harvest to send forth more 
laborers into the vineyard, that His 
sheep may he fed. 

JABOB Miller and 
Damkl 15. Stcruis. 
South' Bend, Indiana Dec, 30th 18T0. 
♦» 

For the Companion. 
A few 1 liousrhis for the Xew 
Year. 

The year 1870 is now closed ; and 
with it has closed another year of the 
Christian's warfare, and another year 
of the sinner's day of grace. 

The Christian who has been faith- 
ful to hia God and Savior during the 
past year, is one year nearer, both in 
age and experience, to Heaven his 
eternal home, than he was a year ago. 
He has become more established in 
the service of his Master. It will now 
require a greater effort on the part of 
the enemy to overcome him ; still his 
time of watching and prayer is not 
yet closed. 

On the other hand, the sinner who 
has steadfastly resisted the convic- 
tions of the Spirit of the Lord during 
the past year, is now one year nearer 
his final doom, both in age and expe- 
rience, than he was a year ago. lie 
has become more confirmed in the 
ser rice of bis Master; hia opportunities 
to escape the damnation of hell, are 
gradually growing less ; it will now 
require a stronger effort to liberate 
himself from the grasp of the enemy 
than it would have done a vear ago. 
Ili.s heart is gradually becoming hard- 
er; the convictions of the Spirit are 
becoming weaker arid more easily re- 
sisted, lie will soon take His flight, 
and leave him to the companv of bit 
choice, for time and eternitv : "My 
Spirit shall not always strive with 
man." 

The year 1870 has closed the mor- 
tal life of many of the children of men. 

Tl ey have 

mora n »Urr in all that - * 
Beneath the circuit <>i tin 

And so it will be during the present 

year. The oged Christian, weary of 



and disappointments, 
will exchange the cross for the crown, 
and join the happy number who have 
come up through groat tribulations : 
"Who have washed their robes and 
made them white in the blood of the 
Lamb." 

Many an a^ed sinner who has long 
resisted the Spirit, and who, by his 
wicked life and influence, has been a 
snare and curse to the rising genera- 
tion, will go to his final doom, and ex- 
perience the solemn truth: "What 
a man soweth, that shall he also 
reap." 

The careless Christian, who seems 
to divide his heart between God and 
the world, will go to his doubtful des- 
tiny, and see the importance of life as 
he never saw it before 

Many a young man with fair pros- 
pects for honor, wealth, or reputation, 
will experience the solemn truth that 
man is mortal, and born to die. 

Many a darling child, now the de- 
light of its parents, will forego the bit- 
ter sorrows and disappointments of a 
life on earth, and join the holy throng 
who are now singing praises to (Joel 
and the Lamb. 

Many a family circle, sow unbroken, 
will, before the close of the present 
year, be entered by death, and one of 
its members shall bid a long farewell 
to those who are strongly attached to 
it by the ties of nature and friendship. 

Dear reader, these are solemn 
thoughts, yet none the less true, 

"Like shadows gliding o'er the plain, 
Or clouds thai roll successive ou, 

Man's busy generations pass ; 
And while wegaz*, their forms are gone. 

Oh ! Time how few ihv value weigh, — 
How few will estimate a d iv I 

The year rolls 'round, and steals away 

The breath thai rtrnt ii gave : 
What'er we be, wha'.Vr w do, 

We're trav'ling to ihe grai 

D M MolILKK. 



DlaiuiiiMl Dust. 

Abundance, like want, ruins many. 
The mind is the standard of the 
man. 

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is 

He is a freeman whom the truth 
niak. 

Wishing, of all employments, is the 
worst. 

Spring blocks the (lowers to paint 
the laughing soil 

It [a better to »utur ilmn to lose the 
power of suffering. 



The Family Circle. 

The Fireside. 

No lessons leave a more abiding 
impression than those that gently 
drop into the mind at the fireside. 
No fun is more tickling, or leaves 
behind it less to regret. No history 
is purer, as whole, than a fireside his- 
tory, and none lives longer or more 
lovingly in remembrance. He who 
cannot look forward with yearning 
desire3 to fireside enjoyment* as the 
staple enjoyments of his life, is 
greatly to be blamed ; for the fire- 
side has its duties to be done as well 
as its peasures to be realized. They 
who make light ol its sanctities, or 
who rise up in rebellion against its 
spirit or who wantonly disturb its 
peace, or who poison its springs of 
confidence with suspicion, or who in. 
troduce jealousies within that charm- 
ed circio, or who profane it by aught 
that savorsx>f selfish despotism, break 
the spell which environs it, and for- 
feit its rewards. It should be the 
alter to which we bring our daily sac- 
rifices — the turtle doves and young 
pigeons of home lite — to offer them 
to the genius of domestic unity. 
There is no place where we are more 
bound to ''mind the things of others" 
as our own, or more gracefully dis- 
play affection in trifles, or can with 
more profit study to please others 
than ourselves. — Forgetfulness of 
of firesid; duties indicates, to say 
the leas', deficiency of distnte 
love. A man cannot be truly judged 
by what be does before the world. 
All manner of selfish motives may 
urge him to wear in that broad the 
atre the dress of sanctity, or cour- 
age, courtesy, or patience, or eon- 

•tdat be urn - be Men 
of men." Hut it is at his own tire- 
side that he best shows bisajeif, when 
ho casts aside the garments of pre- 
tence, and pu • .e sHppsrs of 
natural habit. What he is the: 
then he probably is in reality, for 
his heart is en dishabille, and com- 
mends itself, or otherwise, by his 
own proper qualities unveiled and 
and undisguised. 

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Christian Family Companion 

Tjrouc City, l*a.. Jan. ?►. IS71. 

Hie PlMtvM ami I lit- lord's 
Clipper. 

M I 

The mi 
fijne. In its extended Muse, tin* 
that portion of eternal doration whiob 
bad iu "beginning" with the crea> 
i of the " heaven and t lie eartb," 
•it. 1 : 1,) and which shall end when 
the "mighty angel' 1 shnll stand with 
' upon the sea, and bis 
left foot "a the eartb," and shall 
" I'V him that liveth forever and ever.'' 
thai time tkall i»- no longer. Rey. \0- 
1 0. 

Bui we have smaller divisions of 
time by which its lapse, or onward 
'i, is measured and estimated. 
In mathematics, denominate numbers 
express quantity of av\u\ different 
. viz: money, length, sin-face. 
eight, divergence, and time. 
Each of these different kinds of quae- 
baa its divisions, railed denom- 
inations, by whieh it is measured. — 
The most important division i- the 
of measure, and the less impor- 
tant are divisions or repetitions of this 
thus : I is the basis of num- 
. &c, are divisions of 
asis, while 2, 3, Ac., are repeti- 
IS of the same basis. The foot is 
the basis of mcasore in meaenrlng 
length, inches are divisions, and yards, 
rods, furlongs, miles, kc, are repeti- 
tion? of Ibis basis The desij 

iring quantity of any kind, is. 

• imate and express 

lonlity measured. 
In measuring ! i ■ we have two 
iral unit-, oi •! measure- 

ment, tho -/-/./ ami t! • The 

e time in which the Earth 
min- 
Hre division 
of the day, while w< eks 
ami months are repetitions of the day. 
. oe in which the 
Karih make.- a circuit about the 



U are divisions of tho year, and 
Centuries are repetitions of it. It 

acorrect application of lli' 
visions or their a •■, that we 

averse intelligently 
about all matters that r< late to time: 
and il i vi rv evident that, without 
-mh -inc: time, 

this could not be done. For illustra- 
tion, if we tell you that in six mouths 
from to-day, at fifteen minute 
three o'clock in the evening, we will 
call at your place of residence, you, 
being acquainted with our meth- 
od ot measuring time, will know pre- 
cisely when to expect us ; while if we 
had no method of computing time, 
mid not communicate that idea 
to you at all. The minister of the 
gospel announces that in three weeks, 
at 10 o'clock in the morning, he ex- 

lo preach at a certain place. — 
The people know the time, and, when 
the hour arrives they come together 
at the appointed place to hear the 
glad tidings of salvation ; but with- 
out a system of computation this 
could not be done. 

From what has now been stated, it 
appears very clear, that circum- 
stances, our relation to each other in 
life, and the nature of our communi- 
cations to each other, render it neces- ' 
SBry for us to have a common method j 
of measuring and estimating time ! 
We say d common method, for if eacl 
had his own method of computing ! 
time, it would amount to the same as 
not to have any at all. In the United 
States the denominations of money ' 
are mill, cent, dime, dollar, fcc, and 
n^ we are all acquainted with th« 
value of these denominations, we have ' 
no difficulty to understand each other 
in our money dealings with each other. 
But in England the denominations Of 

■• are pence, shilling and pound. I 
If, therefore, we were 1 

with Hi having any I 

ledge of the value of the differ- 
ent denominations of Euglhtb money, 
re w • ] be in a sad p 

and we should find it neceseay, be- 



fore transacting any business, to ac- 
quaint oorselvi i with their method of 
reckoning money. We venture the 
crtion, that there are many per- 
is in the United States, who, if 
they were offered £50 for a horse 
valued at $100, would not know 
whether the offer was good or not. — 
Nov , jusl a- necessary as it is to 
have a common reckoning of money 
t" enable us to transact money mat- 
ters intelligently, it is to have a com- 
mon method of measuring time, to 
enable us to understand each other in 
matters that relate to time. 

Our i are all acquainted with 

the mode of reckoning time now in 
OSe in enlightened nations, BO that it 
1 is i — ary to dwell upon this 

'•el. But it may be of some 
vantage to notice that, while our yi 
j contains 16$ days, 5 hours, 48 min- 
! utes, and 40 .1 seconds, most of the 
Mohammedans reckon their yea:- by 
twelve moons, ro that the Mohamme- 
dan year contains only 854 days, - 
hours, 48 miniutes, 38 ,2 >ccnu 
It is evident, therefore, that, while 
our year begins regularly at the sa 
time in the Winter season, the begin- 
ing of their?, in less than thirty-four 
years of our reckoning, runs backward 
through all the seasons. Who does 
not see, then, that to read Mohamme- 
dan history, dated according to their 
method of computation, understand- 
ingly, we must be acquainted with 
their manner of reckoning time'.' 

''Some think the Egyptians and 
others, once reckoned the time of one 
revolution of the moon their year, and 
that this is the source of their extra v- 
il reckonings concerning antiqui- 
ty. It i.-* more certain that before the 
Hebrews' departure from Egypt, 
they reckoned by a year consisting of 
twelve inont! if which consist- 

ed of thirty days, and began their 
year about the beginning of our Sep- 
tember. Possibly the Chaldean year 
was much the same, till Naboiiu.-sar. 

about the time of Hezekiab, ordered 
them to reckon the year by twelve 
nonihs, or three buuttred ami sixty- 

daya, and the Egyptians soon i 
ter . this form. Alter the 



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long confusion, the Greeks reckoned 
the year by twelve months, of thirty 
days each ; but seem afterward to 
have reckoned by twelve moons, or 
three hundred and fifty-four day?. 
They mostly began their year at the 
.summer solstice, when the sun is 
most northerly in June ; but the Mac- 
edonians began theirs about the mid- 
dle of our September. At tirst the 
(Ionian year consisted of ten months, 
or three hundred and four days. King 
Noma extended it to twelve months, 
er three hundred and fifty-five days ; 
and every second year, they added 
twenty-two or twenty three days by 
turns. Julius Caesar, their first em- 
peror, fixed it at three hundred and 
sixty-five days and six hour?, which 
in four years make one day, which in 
the fourth is added to February, and 
occasions that year being called leap- 
year. By this year we still reckon 
our time ; but as it includes about 
eleven minutes too much, this, in one 
hundred and thirty years, runs the 
reckoning forward one day, and in 
our reckoning had run forward the 
year fuil eieveu day?, till this was 
rectified by the introduction of the 
New Style among us, as it was in 
several countries abroad, by Pope 
Oregorv, almost two hundred years 
ago. The old Persian year began 
about the beginning of June, and con- 
sisted of three hundred and sixty-five 
days, or twelre mouths.'' — Brown's 
Bible Dictionary, under the head of 
Ykak. 

We have now called your attention 
to the fact, that, in different countries 
in the same age of the world, and in 
the same country in different a 
the world, widely differing methods 
of measuring and estimating time have 
been in use. This -ve have done that 
the reader may bare a glimpse of the 
difficulties which attend the study of 
universal history, in points having 
reference to dates, anil to show that 
it is Oi in oiiler to read the 

rj of any country understand* 
ingly, tu be conversant with the meth- 
od of Dg time in use in that 

country at the particular period to 
vrhieh it relates, The study of the 
Bible cones under the same role, j^ 
the years, the months, the days, mid 
t he hours, sj used bj the i eople of 
the Lord In ancient times, snd 



quently by the sacred writers, were 
all different, in some respects, from 
those in use among us. It may not 
be out of place in this connection to 
notice, that in measuring quantity of 
all kinds their measures were differ- 
ent from ours. In reckoning money 
they had the gerah, bekah, shekel, 
maneh, talent kc. In measuring 
length, their measures were, the digit, 
palm, span, cubit, fathom, &e. In 
weights their denominations were ge- 
rab, bekah, shekel, maneb, talent. In 
measuring capacity, for liquids they 
had the caph, log, cab, bin, A:c. ; and 
for things dry, the gacbel, cab, 
omer orgomer, seah, ephab, A:c. But 
as these measures have no bearing on 
our subject, we mention them, mere- 
ly to impress it upon the mind of the 
reader, that it is indispensably neces- 
sary, in order to understand ihe sacred 
Scriptures, to be acquainted with their 
different tables of measures. 

We shall now enter upon aa exam, 
iuation of the divisions of time as used 
in the Bible ; and, although this part 
of the subject may seem somewhat 
dry and irksome, we ask our readers 
to follow us patiently, and we feel cer- 
tain that in the end you will feel your- 
selves more than rewarded for your 
trouble. 

— ♦♦♦ — 

Gltuuiugs Iioiu Subscribers. 

' It was seven weeks yesterday, 
25tb, I that 1 was at m< 
the last time. I had taken a very 
bad cold, which turned to Brest 
ver ; but 1 am now able to walk utit a 

little 

David (.'aim acu. 
Ml. Joy, 



•J shall try in do more for the 
cause of the church of Christ than 1 
ever did before; hi my daj 
gliding swiftly by, and 1 am hurried 
to appear before tie throne of God." 
Jaggs I. Aim. 



sent you the money at once. But I 
can say one thing, I do not spend 
money for tobacco. I used the arti- 
cle for twenty-two years, and I was 
induced to quit by reading your pa- 
per. In takmg notice of the articles 
treating against tobacco, I can 
the conclusion that they were right 
in saying that it is spending money 
unnecessarily. We can put our mon- 
ey to better use, towards our families 
and for our own souls. 

David Rogx. 

BurliiKjRme, Kansas. 

"1 noticed in our last that then- 
would be a falling off of subscribers 
on account of tobacco. Is it p< - 
that brethren will allow so filth v a 
weed as tobacco, to make them so 
little as all that comes to ! Bn 
just come down on all Buch obnoxious 
habit - 

J'. S. Cbjte. 



The Pilarim was 6trongIy introduc- 
ed in our arm of the church ; oi 
its editors being through here himself, 
and held out inducements by offi 

their paper at twenty-live cents 
year than the C. F. C." 

Well, we have no objection to that, 
if he had just told the whule truth ; 
viz: that they only gave about tsvo- 
thirds the amount of reading, and that 
of an inferior class, not at all to bo 
compared to the matter found in the 
Companion. Hope you will take 
rare of that pert 



W'r bsi e had eiekm I JJ in 

our family, \\ hich 

day.-. Those who hail been siek are 

now al 1 • t'i be about Had it not 

been f,.r this trouble, 1 COUld have 



'Vuii will find on BB4 

re, I think 1 may .-ay. six new 
ones, that are nut seared at the tobac- 
CO question, si least they wan; the 
/: 

Tilt E I 

The ( 
tor at my humble abode 1 am ft]- 

■ •> rthi- 
« imetimes I am made • 
rv when I 
"i the brethren Bn 
loutroversv, particular J 
co and 1 ken.- - - 
Holai 

and bops I [fence, 

but I do think the bretJ ,u\ be 

ii. ore mild i 
1 1 they coild take ■ in; 
of the ■ w ould be an imp 

Son 



< ui.i.M i a a r.\.un.,i i,u.m'A.\iu-.\. 



Deardorff, iter Robrer gave ten what premiums yon otter, mid 

ihcir different opii ! " the have not oow time to hunt ii op." 

| • .......i in read 

c imtnunications. Wish we bad 
write for tbe ' 'otnpanr 



■ 



K \ I IIAAINI Fbantz 



We ■ . and cannol 

why we do DOt have, for man v of 
tlifiu bare little else to do. If tl 

.itl devote ilio time they em- 
ploy in making rutllcs, nnd plai 
and other fineries, for then and 

children, to studying useful buI 
and writing for us, we verily believe 
it would he an improvement that 
would even lie manifested in our pa- 
Hut sister l'rantz's sii^^f'stioii 
i- veil made, and We hope i'. will be | 

Ved and adopted bj dispUtai 
and that they will show for each Other j 
that love that should at all times 
characterize brethren 



R.EBICC \ WaMPLER. 
The sister's 

I we n ill try to remem- 
ber it (>nr rates and premiums 
should have boon published in every 
Dumber since their first appearance. 



K.i pluiinloi >. 

It will he seen by our correspon- 
dence department, that in every num- 
ber, tobacOO gatS its usual share of 
rubs. The pressure is irresistahle ; 
snoot hold it. back, and would 
not if we could We bave bl< 
God in our heart for what has al- 
ready been accomplished. We bave 
a number of names of brethren who, 
1 with the New Year, have abandoned 
the use of tobacco. We mean to get 



up a list, or pledge, nid publish the 
»To yonr encouragement 1 will say Qamea f a |i those who for the sake 
the tobacco question has not caused of uur hol rcli rion and the lorfl th( . v 
nnv decrease in our ehureh, but rather * . ' ° - 

an increase. We have heard at least ' bav e for their brethren, will quit the 
some speak favorably of you for use of it We firmly believe we shall 
placing vour foot on the evil And have a long list. 
WO say 'keep it there, and press it ^ thefe . g one _ that er _ 

harder." , , , Tl . ' , . „. 

JOSXPS D Nkhkr. plcxes us somewhat. It is this: \\ e I 

do not wi->h to devote BO much of our ' 
• Enclosed you will Bad a list of to thjs one subjoct an(l V( . t W(1 

- of a few subscribers that 1 \ J J J . 

fathered together for your pa- , hnve "»many good things, consisting 
Four prospectus was received ofessays, confessions, experiences, and 
siime time ago, but us the brethren admonitions, which we think ought j 
about here had chances of going into U) 1)e pu bU B hed for the good of all. 
other clubs, I did not try to get op a [q . q{ whjch we have C0Qchl(U , d 
list myself. My husband went into . 

a club some time ago. But since to issue a Tobacco Supplement of 
of the brethren have been so se- eight pages, at some time previous to 
rioualy wounded in the " tobacco the first of April, in which all can have i 
war," as lo be unable for duty, even fu|1 i iberty to express themselves. It ; 

" "!" f 'n - vour i; ft ' ,c ' r ' l ,1 " J "- hl ' ' will bo sent to all subscribers free, l 
would do all I could for you. I com- . 

menced smoking tobacco when 1 was but we #111 receive contnbutions from 

25 years old and about twelve friends of the cause toward defraying 

I quit it I am now 69 the expenses ol is-uing it. We will 

Tears old My husband commenced , i ^ n ri , n , jvi> orders for extra copies at 

chewing tobacco when he was quite th<j rate of |2 nandrei< Novv> \ 

voung, and he quit using it about the ' '. 

:;., [ did Now, we can see friends, here IS B chance to Bhow 

wuat a D8I nd filthy habit we [your faith and seal by tangible man- 

have been relieved of. ifestattons. If you will spend half as 

Would it ool be convenient for mac b as the tobacco devotee we shall 
. ettiuff up clubs, to , . 

, . circulate twenty thousand copies i I 
part ioi • ' 

the rate* with .. mpplement We have a "hook 

i, nnd premium*. 1 have forgot- : ready for communications, and a book 



ready for contributions nnd orders for 
extr;' 

TO BROTHXB SHANK. 

I are a little too lukewarm upon 
the subject. We had rather you were 
cold or hot. Your position is un- 
tenuable. The use of tobacco, as a 
habit, either temperately or intemper- 
atcly, has never done any good, and 
never will, unless it was indirectly, 
by giving employment, in which case 
the slave owners, doctors, under- 
takers, and grave diggers, received the 
best patronage. You must not make 
any such promises. Tell the brath 
ren that you hoped that soon all the 
brethren and sisters would quit the 
habit, and persuade them to do so, 
and then there will be no more of it 
in the Companion. 0, that we could 
see the day when it can be said : 
These Dunkards believe in entire con- 
secration ; they will give up every- 
thing for their religion, and will deny 
themselves of every needless luxury 
for their brethren. They have as a 
body discarded tobacco using! 0, 
what a reputation this would give 
God's peculiar people, and what a 
God-like peculiarity! Brethren, let 
ua all work for it. 

Itemcnibrr the Poor. 

"The poor ye have always with 
you, and whensoever ye will ye may 
do them good." 

"Thou shalt open thy hand wide 
unto thy brother, and to thy needy, 
in thy laud." Deut. 15 : 11. 

Brethren and sisters, these cold 
days you draw your overcoats and 
shawls closely around you. And at 
night you Bleep under warm blankets, 
and thick comforters, in warm bous- 
es. Do you, know that there are 
thousands of people in the world, ev- 
en in our land, and many in our own 
Mates, who are shivering with cold for 
want of clothing and cover ? Moth- 
ers, when you bave snugly tucked 
away your little ones in their com- 
fortable resting places, under their 
nice, thick covers, did you then think 
of the thousands and the feus of thou- 



CJliUbTlAxN FAMILY UU^itfA^lUaN, 



-rr 



Be sure and let all 
on your hands, it 



sands of your sisters, whose bosoms 
also swell with motherly affections, 
but whose covers are thin and nar 
row? And^as you fell down at your 
bedside, did a big tear drop upon 
your folded hands, as yon said in 
your heart, "O Lord bless the poor 
this cold night ?" Has such been 
your experience 
such tears drop 
makes them so liberal. Think of the 
poor, brethren and sisters, pray for 
them, and what i3 worth more than 
all, clothe and feed them. We only 
recommend prayer, when you cannot 
do any thing better. When you are 
not by theuj, then pray for the poor. 
If your prayers are sincere, you will 
act so much more naturally, when 
you come in contact with them. 
Your hands will be "wide open," and 
your dimes and dollars can be taken 
away by the poor, without tearing 
the corners off. The Lord loveth a 
cheerful giver, and in that particular, 
we are like the Lord, we love him 
too. 

^^^•♦•■♦•^ 

The Guardian. 
For young men and ladies. Reform- 
ed Dutch Publication Board, 54 North 
Sixth St., Philadelphia. Monthly : 
$1,50 a year. 

— The 'Children'- |Friend' for January 
is the most beautifully gotten up pa- 
p«r that reaches our Sanctum, and is 
as interesting and instructive as it is 
nice. Miss E. K. Smedly, Editress, 
West Chester, Pa. Price $1,50 

The Gospel Visitor. 

In arranging the files of the Visi- 
tor for binding we find that we have 
a surplus of some Numbers, and of 
others we aro short. And as we are 
anxious to have them full, we would 
request any of our friends who may 
have them to spare to send us one 
copy of each of the Numbers named 

btlow : 

Volume, 18, No. 4, April 1868 



16, " 19, December 1866 
" lo, '< 6, May 1863 
" 18, " 1,2,8,4,5,11,12, 
«« 13, have only No. 7 
" 11, hafeonly •' 1,2, & II, 12, 
" 10 " 8-0-10-11 
" 9, No. 1, 8, 5, 8, 9, 
" 8, " 3, 4, 6, 7 
"6 "2,8,7,9,10, 
" 4 bare none 
For one copy of each No, of lbs f him ; it will all conn- lighu 



above, we are willing to pay five 
cents. The following we have to 
spare, and any of our subscribers, 
wishing them to fill their files, can 
have them sent, by remitting two 
cents for postage on each No. 

Vol.1 complete 

do. 5 No. 6-7-9-10-11-12 

do. 7 all but No 10 

do. 10 No. 5-6 

do. 13 No. 9-10 

do 14 do. 1-5-7-8-9-10-13-15-10-19 

do. 15 do. 1-3-3-4-6 

do 16 do 1-3-3-4-5-10-11 

do. 17 do. 1-8. 

do 18 do. 5-8. 

» m * 

"The Independent." 

Many of our readers have some 
acquaintance with the paper bearing 
the above name. We have a copy of 
it now before us In looking 
over it we observe that Theodore 
Tilton , the great woman suffrage 
champion, had been the editor of the 
paper, but that his connection with it in 
that capacity, ceased with that issue, 
aDd that Henry C. Bowan, the pro- 
prietor, will occupy the chair. This 
is as it ought to be. Let a man talk 
for himself. And judging from Mr. 
Bowen'a introduction, we believe he 
can and will do it. Any of our read- 
ers who can afford a first class city 
weekly, should get The Independent. 
Price $2.50 for 52 Nos. Address 
Henry C. Bowen, Box 2787. New 
York. 

m» 

Answers to Correspondents. 

A. Pearsoll— We have no ac- 
count whatever of your second order 
for Almanacs; and feel certain that it 
never reached us. It is etremely 
dangerous to send money by letter 
without registering. 

D. S. Crite. — The money sent by 
Joseph Hart, is credited for volume 
seven ; and we have no account 
against you for 1870. 

S. A. Overholtzer— Yep, as you 
cannot obtain green-backs, postage 
stamps will answer ; or, you can send 
gold by registered letter. 

Wm Liatherman. — Yes, we will 
allow you ten per cent, on the terms 
you propose. 

O. W. Bikkiivht -How much 
exoneration do you want for your 
friuud f 

\\ m Basui -Yet, ire will take 



M. E. Hook. — Fifty cents more 
will pay for both papers 

J. G. Winey. — You have now 
paid for Yoluuie 7. 

Benjamin Sheli.enbekuek. — Six- 
teen dollars and eigbty-eignt cents. 

B. Cx.em.mer. — All right. 

Jos. J Hoover. — It came to baud, 
and will receive attention in due time. 

D. H. Himes. — Yes, we will send 
you the note book. We have no ac- 
count of the devil having entered any 
other swine except those which were 
choked. 

J. H. Moore- — There is $1.00 due 
on volume G, hence $3 25 will pay for 
P. Y. and C. F. C. to end of present 
year. 

David Hair: We do not publish 
the Cnmpanion in German. You 
sent 75 cents, how do you wish to 
have it applied ? 

A. C Barr: Suppose several num- 
bers of the paper may not have been 
sent, after your subscription had ex- 
pired. We have now commenced your 
subscription with beginning of year. 



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CORRESPONDENCE 



A Visit to Hudson, HI. 

According to previous agreement, 
I left Urbana, 111., Dec. 10th, and 
was aoon in Bloomington, where I 
was met by brother T. Lyon. After 
dining with a brother in Normal, I 
was conveyed to brother Lyon's res- 
idence, where I was well entertained, 
by a religious and an intelligent fam- 
ily. On Sunday morning I was plead- 
ed to find at the place of meeting, 
brother Philip Moore, (and wife)with 
whom we labored during the week, 
in tbs vineyard of the Lord. Near 
the close of the week ire were joined 
by brother John Barnhait, ami with 
the brethren had some very pleasant 
an stings. 

We were pleased to see the chris- 
tian, spirited religion that these mem- 
bers manifested during our short visit. 
This characteristic is not confined to 

the aged only, but often fullv mani- 
fested in their children. Few things 
are more beautiful that the journey 
of u father to Jesus, 

" With bit companion by the band, 
And all lilt children In a band " 

M: -inters may boaat of their elo- 
quence, philosophers of their know |. 
sdgv, hut the DOSt aseful feature tfl 

paranta, \* he by example 

Can munii' I in the chi 

of their rhildreu .l.\o. 11. llOOtl 



M 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



l 
rtaio rabscribera for you, I was 
told then ■ as too much cooten- 

i \ ■ in r columns, aod on thai ac- 

■ tln-s felt Indifferent about I 

M I Inn there bad 

• 1 11 utiv thing of the kind, • 

eating -w iiif-llt all. 
iatetr/peratc use of t. 
I I thought they were pretty 
Ptlhttod, I <liil not think 
we would have any of them in the 
A ml in this belief 1 re- 
unions and did all I 
could. I!nt. - e by the last 

Nuin olume 8, that I labored 

h mistaken idea, | feel - >rrv 

I made promises 1 eould hot 
rol. 1 feel that I must protest 

againM tho eontinuanee. I do nut 
uk<- Bides wiih either. 1 am not for 
or against tobacco, it has dote harm 
and it baa d< oe good ; and 1 am chnr- 
itable enough to leave it to the judg- 
ment of those who use it, and if I See 80V 
of my bretharn or sisters ose it to their 

the riLrht . and it 

duty 1<> admonisb them in /ore and 

kindness. But to command my 

"thus and so thou 

f-hult and must do," it is not mioe hor 

other brother's province to do. 

Christ JcsUS is our Master, lie ha> 

the I i and, and if we claim 

his followers, 

II in no case assume the Master, 

anifest the brother 
. Imooishiog and d ting pood 
br. 

to us on 
-uih a mi- 

■ !. bat if il 

then 

: cknowl- 

i. rd and Master, i; can not I"' 

ompan i 

The declaration of war, was an in 

priate phrase, in the pages of a 

ing periodical, bui could 

en looked \ . r w itb f«r- 

bad i; not cau.-od war 

I of I he ty- 

iar. d. 

ave run ii) 

■ channel. I am not in favor of 

■• of tobacco, neither 

:;. yet, I n it. opposed 

- . arfare is conducted, 
with a hicb ( 1 an, 

be prosecuted. 
■ * and unity, I hope 

desist writing, and edi- 
ting these disturbing quea- 
aml i ontributfl more towards 



bolineai and perfection, and all unite 

in their efforts to gii a through the 
pages of our Companion such instruc- 
tion as win peace and bar- ! 

inony among OS here, and to the wel- 
■f our souls hereafter. 

( 'm:isi't.\\ Shank. 
1 . i ■ ■■ Kansas. 

l>. :/• ( 'omp i n i ni .- —It is a ■ 
p'easant thing to have, friends, f 
without them, the world would be a 
wi.de ness ; yet J must confess that 
I am a little oat of humor with some 
of mine ; not that I doVt love them 
as well as ever 1 did ; nay, vetilv 
; hut I had fondly hoped that 
they would all move I into 

one house, nine tl f one and 

the same occupation and by me 
paying & visit to one cou d con 
i all at once. Instead of 
that I am put to the pains to pay my 
address to them individually and 
probably each one wishes to be ser 
ved lit st ; this isjimpossibte', dne must 
be first and the other last. But per- 
if none gains much by my visit. 
we all shall remain ri.-nds, if 

friendship is not founded on loaves 
and fishes. 

It is wel known to all my f i 
that I had a sp 1 of sickness, and 
for a long time I cared ve;\ litt e 
the things pertaining to this 
life, and would rather have bid fare, 
well to all, but now that health hatii 
returned afl well as can be expected 
in my age, I am wi ling to labor a 
little longer, and so I took a flying 
visit to Bourbon, Marshall county 
Indi ina, a Dedication of 

the school-house, called eu'le^e. 
Though I had never seen a college 
inside, I can now say I have been 
to college, and 1 believe L am i 

•v than 1 had been he- 
rb 1 loam g that 
I did not know beibl ■:. 

The first I learned was thai 
the brethern dedicated t 
but the citizens and donors of 13 
b in d B rather n, and 

■ deed to the brethren of the 

ortl ;. I »istrict of Indiana. 

a few brethern there 
which took o)l",-nce, because there 
was ina um< nta intieio, and a choir 
there, i do confess I fel tcunous^too, 



that the brethren should have gone 
so far aa that: but I was soon re- 
lieved when JuaVe Frazier rose and 
addressed the audien ce in plain Eng- 
lish. I could have wished that all 
our brethern and sisters could have 
heard him. I could not give a syn- 
opsis or short account of it, only this 
that he was cal -d upon without pre. 
vious notice to dedicate this college 
to the brethern. whose charac; 
a people ho discribed, and trusted 
thatiu this house those christian prin. 
ciples and morals would form an in- 
tegral part of education, and that 
this school might rise in estimation 
aod worth to the highest standard in 
our wide spread land. One of the 
rn was called upon who gave 
a litt'e history, and some of the char- 
acteristics of the body called Dunk 
ards, remarking that the anticipation 
should not be raised too high. This 
being the first instituion of the kind 
among them, there are many ob- 
stacles to be removed like in tvery 
other undertaking. 

A number of persons made short 
addreses and all pointed to this one 
particular, that they hoped or were 
convinced from the character of the 
people to whom they entrusted the 
house, that pure morality and chris- 
tian virtues would be taught ai 
stilled into the minds of the student. 
The dedication tlms closed after sev- 
eral addreses in the evening. 

The citizens ol 1> uvb >n were dis- 
appointed in thu. that ail did not get 
em to en' t hap- 

py to know that those brethern liv- 
ing Brotrri 1 BouVbon sustained such 
a good character, especially when I 
thought back some twenty-five years 
when I and some other brethern used 
to travel twenty five miles every eight 
weeks to preach there, when the 
number of brethern was less than a 
dozen ; now several churches are 
formed of that territory. I will here 
remark that tho first speaker, Jacob 
Shivaly, eloc' . takes an ca- 

;iv, j arti -ning this school, 

as well SB his brother David, who 
also is an effectual speaker. 

The second day after the dedica- 
tion the school was organized, by 
reading tin- WrH chaptei o the (Jos- 
pel of John, an appropriate hymn, ex- 



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hortation and prayer, all the stu- > 
dents and persons in the house kneel- 
ing. The number of stu dents was I 
less than a dozen, but increased next ; 
morning. When, after the school 
was opened, I bid them farewell and 
came home, promising however to i 
Boon visit again. 

I forbear to say much about broth- 
er O. W. Mil er and his companion. | 

■y are affectionately remembered, i 
I know tuoy will be humble, relying 
on God for his aid in their great re- I 
sponsibilities. 

Now we hope that those who can 
not see with up the propiety of such 
a scboo', will withold a 1 evil speak. ( 
ing for awhile, since it is an individ 1 
ual undertaking, and if it works well I 
we expect them to avail themselves j 
of its benefits. And to its friends 
we would say come forth then in | 
your might, either in donating good 
books, periodicals, or money. It is 
desired that the students have the 
advantage of reading our Periodi- 
cals. In them a monthly report 
will be published. The teacher de- 
sires to use our ihiunbook but it 
costs money. Will not our brethern 
furnish the same ? 

Now in writing and speaking fa- 
vorably of this school I shall have to 
bear some reproach from some whom 
I love, but please look for the rea. 
sons of the stand I took in the 'Cos 
pel Visitor,' and do not be too hasty j 
in condemning, and if you can not ', 
pray for its success, then pray Cod j 
if He does not approve of it, to put 
it d ) wn before evil hath come out of j 
it. F. P. Lur.mt. 

Blooiiringdale, Mi<\. 

ltuudoui Thoughts. 

by f. Si.', mi.wich. 

If the editor will consent I will ' 
occupy a small space in atit Com- \ 
panion, but if he thinks the thoughts i 
and deas conveyed in these lines | 
detrimental or unprofitable to the 
interests of the andthi 

welfare of the Brethren, it will be a 

•r if tl.li be thrown to the Bani 
However my egotism might ca 
mo to desire to be seen in print, my ' 
better, judgm nt ought to teach me ! 
that i q cd -o. daily avi.w.i- 

tion in to prepare food for the by 



man mind knows better than I what 
is suitable food to place before a 
hard to-please people. It would be 
Wong for me to try to compel him 
to pub ish what I write by a threat 
that. " if you do not publish this I 
wi 1 nut take your paper any longer." 
Neither should I try to coax him 
with the bribe that, "if you publish 
this I will renew." But I ought bo 
to send my manuscript to the press 
withont threats or promises and let 
it stand or fall on its own merits. — 
Should an article be published to 
which I had pinned on a threat ot a 
promise I would he at a loss to know 
whether I had scared it into the pa 
per or whether the editor thought it 
contained ideas that would instruct 
and edily bis readers. 

The amount of good that our peri 
odicals have already accomplished 
is immense, and they should have the 
hearty support of the entire Brother 
hood. No mercenary or selfish mo- 
tire should cause us to with hold the 
patronage duo them. Our papers 
are furnished to subscribers at as 
low a price no doubt as they can be 
afforded with the meagre support 
they now have- 

The idea of subscribing for a pa- 
per whose only merit is cheapness, 
and introducing it into our family, 
knowing that its teachings are in op- 
position to our faith, would be as 
unwise in us as the merchant who 
employed a craay man because he 
could be hired cheaply, yet know 
ing very we 1 that his buildings 
and merchandise were in constant 
danger of being burned through the 
thoughtlessness of an unskilful hand. 
Some religious papers take such 
•'liberal grouud " that they will 
save all the world with its sin and 
corruption ; and on this account 
their subscril.. rs number many thou- 
sands, for the world loves its own 
and will support it. But the paper 
that keeps in the narrow way in 
which .Icsiis went, will not be SO Ol 1 
supported. 

There | •■ published in lu- 

: .is of the same she 08 the 
Companion. >\ roted te tfa 

v. It is only published once 
a month and the price is I 2 
year. 1 1 kbit compare 



the Companion foi cheapness ? Let 
us see. We get 50 papers fur .- I •" 
which is on'y twenty-five cents more 
than the .'dasomc organ, and vet the 
Companion gives more than four 
times tbe amount of reading matter, 
ihe Masonic paper will only guide 
to the Jordan of death. But the 
Companion is a guide through its 
turbid waters even to the shores of 
B iss. Oh ! no, brother, do not cast 
away the pure seeds of truth for cor- 
rupt seed, though it seem cheap. — 
We may find in the end that it ha> 
been the means of damning our souls. 
Antiochf Ind. 



''Let not then your good be evil spoken of, 
for the kingdom of God le not meat or drink. 1 ' 
—Romans 14 : 10, IT. 

Beloved Brethern : — Grace and 
peace be with you all amen. 

Now since peace is proclaimed we 
will also say a few words. Whi'e the 
war was going on we wanted to stand 
neutral, and we still wish to he im- 
partial!, but the prediction of our 
thoughts has already come, at least 
in part ; that the brethern wi 1 fight a 
good y number out of their family 
comprny, and probably some alto- 
gether out of the church, if not a lit- 
tle more carefui ; but if the enemy 
be so great they may say, there will 
be no harm done. I Jut let us be care 
ful brethern, lest we be more de- 
Wed by that which cometh out than 
by that which goeth in. I am 
not going to defend anything that 
is evil, no, no. Neither tobace - 
evil speaking of one another. I nse 
no tobacco, but the swine, and the 
sausage 1 will not give up, especially 
since our chickens and turkeys are 
most all dying out and are more un 
clean than our swine. 1 believe 
it is very wise for brethern not to 
eat anything to hurt '1. >, and 

especially also, not to sell anything 
- diseased end w< eld hurt < i 

let it be swine, chicken, turkey oi 

anything e'se It Is \ en Ul 

ant to me to greet a brother with a 

I 

but I would sooner di i j n 

than to drive him out of my com 

For moat, d- stray doi rfc of 

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ri of .».d. Tbe chrutisn wai 
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we fight Against our own evil propen 
nine*, but I have learned that when 
we strike too hard at others, we may 
do more harm than good. The sh- 
are dI" such a peculiar nature, though 
they are harmless, yet they »ro very 
i - -v.-.i r 1. B J I believe it 
would be best to have that war stop- 
ped now, an 1 pa/ the cost among um 
hv contesting faults one to another, 
and pray f<>r DM another, that we 
may behold: James . r > : 10, "ye 
Sgkl and war. vet ye have not, be 
cause ve ask not," chapter 4: 1. 

We believe if brother Henry truly 
believes as he has a 1 ready confessed, 

• those things are not sinful in 
themselves except against the body, 
'.hon his terms of peace will not be 
so hard ; surely not. Brethern let 
us pray for one another that those i 
who ae yet in chains or prison may 
be released and that we may add to 
our faith virtue, knowledge, temper- 
auce, patience, godliness, brotherly 
kindness, and charity, if these things 
abound in us, surely we shall neither 
be barren nor unfruitful in the knowl- j 
edge of our Lord Jesus Christ, but) 
on the other hand if we lack, it is 
well for us all to consider well what 
follows. But we are never going to 
vde any hotter by leaving the 
truth and going back to the law for 
ordinances, which are now no better 
than the commands of men, and iu 
dimeuts of the word, Col 2: 8, read 
carefully to the end and compare the 
German translation. I was almost 
constrained to write when the gwine 
idea came out, and a s ain, when it 
was said that it is for them who eat 
them to prove their cleanness, but 
since I pee that their unclean ineas 
or sinfulness i< defined against the 
• inly, I *m bettor satisfied. 
Hut wc beiievo that it was proven 
l.>ng ago that every creature of Cod 
is good, atel nothing to be refused if 
ivel \m'Ii thai. k-giving, for 
it i< MDCtified b) the word of God 
pTAjer. 1 Timothy 4: 6 6, 
"That which is sanctified by the word 
of God and proyer ii clean." J' u 
ilear the! 'awl bod refe enee t 
• re once colle I 
ii ,oi tfiej irould not have need 

lanotifiootipD. o wi|h tii»»h*et 



prayed and was very hungry. I 
believe that the Lord was going t •> 
•ken him that he should go right 
down with the men, doubting nothing, 
neither the uncleanness of the Gen- 
tile nor their food, which they set 
before him, for they prayed him to 
stay certain days, Acts 10 : 13, &c. 
Christ so loved his church that he 
gave Himself to sanctify and c ! eanse 
it with the washing of water ay the 
word. And thank God that he 
cleansed their food, also, Ephe.-dans 
5 : 25, 26. Col. 2 : 14. 

John S. NlWOOMIB. 

Columbia, Pa. 

- — — ^^s^ ♦■^^^— - — 
Xotiee to D. M. Holsinger. 

Brother Henri/ : Having seen 
some of the ministers of the different 
churches east of Franklin and Cum- 
berland counties, and having taken 
into consideration your father's pro- 
posed visit to our parts, we have fix 
ed the following prog; ammo : 

He is hereby noticed to stop off 
at Hummelstown, Dauphin Co., on 
the 19th, inst, wh?re somebody 
will meet him, and convey him (or 
them) to the Spring Creek meeting- 
house. Remain in Spring Creek 
branch until the 24th, evening. On 
the -5th, to Chiquea Creek branch. 
On the 28th, to Tolpahocken, Leb- 
anon Co. On the 80th, to Little 
Swatara, Berks Co. On the Gth, of 
February, to the Big Swataia, Dau- 
phin Co. In every branch I sup 
pose daily work. Brother John 
Zug, I have not seen personally. 
I hope he wi 1 cake notice from the 
pages of the Companion, and ar- 
range accordingly. 

William Herizler. 

In reply to your notice, we have 
arranged for you to stop off at CautT- 
man's station, ou the Franklin R. R. 
3 miles north of (ireencastle. 

Jacob Trice. 

Waynesboro, Pa. 



At the day of Pentecoet, was each 
of the Apostles understood in more 
than one language by the different 
nations of people represented there ? 

Which, Mosoa or Aaron, used the 
"Rod of Cod" when performing 
miracles '! B, F. Koons. 



A nuoan cements. 

The Brethren intend having a se- 
ries of meetings in the Dry Valley 
meeting-bouse, commencing on the 
evening of Thursday, the 2titb, of 
January, (inst.). An invitation is 
extended, and especially to minister- 
ing brethren, to attend 

Jacob Moiileh. 

Leuistown, 1'a. 

We have concluded to open a sc- 
ries of meetings on Friday evening, 
20th, instant, and would give an in- 
vitation to the brethren, and especial- 
ly the ministering brethren. Not 
having any special promise from any, 
wo wish the brethren to think of us. 
Come to Spring Run congregation. 
Stop off at McYeytown station. 

Jos. R. Hanawalt. 

Mr Veyloxcn, Pa. 



Queries. 

What king do we read of in the 
Bible, whose height was as the height 
ol (he eedara ai.d his si ength as the 
oaks ; yet the Lord destroyed hi* 
fruit 1mdi above, ind his >ot from 



beneath ? 



Barbae a Pave. 



MARRIED. 

On the 24th, of November, \H'0, at the 
residence ol the undersi^nei. Ton'AS Kcs- 
elb and Elizeiutii HiKBAtrcn, both sf York 
Co., fa. Adam Beelwan. 

On the 2t.'nd of Dec, 1K70, at the resi- 
dence of the bride with her parents, at 
Churchtown, by the undersignad, brother 
John Baki k and slater Cassis Brisdlf, 
both of Cumberland Co., Pa. 

Adam Beclman. 

On the 7th of June, by the undersigned, 
Mr. W. 8. COBAUGH to Mita SUSAN HIL- 
DEBRAND. 

Also on the Tth of the same month, Ifr. 
DANIEL FYHOCK to Miss ANNA W18SIN- 
GER. 

Also on the 1Sth of September, Mr. FRED- 
ERICK GROVE to sister EMILY BERKEY- 

Also on the 4th of Deeamher, Mr. A-AR^N 
BTA1N8 to MUs LUCY A. NOON. 

Also on the 11th, Mr. GEORGE MAJ< 
QUEDANT to sister LOV1NA QOCUMOUB. 
All of Cambria county, Pa. 

brBi'liliX HlLUERBKABD. 

Bv the undersigned, at his residence, Nov. * 
Sd, brother DAVID MYERS, of l'ork county, 
and Mi»» DEL1AU KE1NKCKEK, of Auarus 
co., Pa. 

At tho residence of brother John Seas, 
No*. Sftb, brother JOftSPS N. I.Eas and 
Miss MAUNDA BKO.V.N, all ol Yoik co.. 
Pa. 

At the residence of the undersigned, Dec. 
4tti. JullN W1KEMAN add LOUISA KIN 
tillY* tJoVb Of AtfiUiB count)', Pa, 



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U the residence of the undersigned, Dec. ' 
15th, brother DANIEL B. REPI.OGLE and 
sister SAKAII GUTER, both of Bedford co., ' 
Pa. 8. A. Moorb. 

December Sth 1870 by 8. A. Moore. Ai the 
residence of the bride's father, near Lafay- 
ettsville, Bedford Co., Mr. Samuel H. Bee- 
olk to Miss. Nancy Jane Hoovbk. Both of 
Bedford Co., Ta. 

At the residence of the bride's father, Wm . 
N. Brouqu and Ltdia Tuostlf. Both of 
Adams Ce., Pa, 

At the residence of the Bride's father, Dec. 
25th, 18T0, by Elder C Long, brother II. A. 
SNYDER, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Miss 
FANNIE C. MI8HLER, ot Waterloo, Iowa^ 



DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any eircumetan 
ett in connection with obituary notices. W< 
withtoute all alike, and we could not interl 
veriee ttith all. 

In Skippack Branch, Montgomery Co., Pa. 
On the 1st., of December 1870, quite sudden- 
ly, brother JOHN DETWEILER, aged 69 
years 4 months and 7 days. On the follow- 
ing Sunday his remains were consigned to 
their last resting place in the Brethren's 
burying ground in Skippack, in the presence 
of a great concourse of relatives, friends and 
neighbors. The occasion was improved by 
brothers John Umstead, Saml. Harley, A. 
Cassel and J. Gotwals. The deceased was 
widely known as a brave soldier of the cross. 
Of him can well be said, "he fought the good 
fight of faith, and won the palm of victory. 
Jas. Y. Heckler. 
In Randolph countv Ind., Oct. 24th, 1870 
CATHARINE, 8MEUCH, wife of Jacob 
Smeuch ; aged about HS years. Her maiden 
name was Hildehrand ; daughter of Helise 
Hlldebrand, of York rounty. She was a con- 
sistent member of the Presbyterian Church 
for 65 years. 8he was the mother of 11 chil- 
dren ; sis sons and live daughters, all living, 
the oldest about 61 years old ; the youngest 
41. 8omeofthe children are members of 
the Brethren. She was an affectionate wife 
and loving mother, often admouishing her 
children to be religious. Her husband is 
still living ; his age is 86 years ; he is quite 
feeble, she wa6 burled at the Brethren's bu- 
ryinj? ground near Hagerstown. Funeral 
discourse by Eld. Jacob Bowman. Matth. 
24 : 44. Daniel 8mitu. 

In the Elklick branch, Somerset Co , Pa., 
time not given, Lydia Mili.ek: aged 15years. 
In the Yellow Creek congregation, D'^c. 
30th, 1870, sister BARBARA HYfcONG, aged 
76 years, 8 months, 13 days. Disease Palsy. 
Fnneral occasion Improved by the Brethren, 
from Hebrew : 27, to a very large aud at- 
tentive congregation of people. 

8- A. Moobe. 
In the bounds of the Clover Creek congre- 
gation, Pa. Dec, 23d, 1870, slater CATHA- 
RINE PACL; aged 8" years, 1 month, and 
12 days. SerTlces by tbo Brethren, from 
Rev. 14 i 13. 

Also In the same branch, AZARIA, son of 
Dr. J F. and slitei Catharine LIVINGSTON, 
aged 11 days. 

JacoB L. WinELAXD 
In tba Crawford Co., congregation, Ohio, 
8. pi. 5tb, 1*70, brother HENRY BNYDEB ; 
ni;ei| tbOQl 78 years. Funrial dUronm- t>\ 
K.l'ler John Rrlllhait, and brother Uenry 
Heller. 



CRTJMTACKEB, wife of Elder Peter Crum- 
packer, of Montgomery county, Va., of Ob- I 
struction of the Bpwels, in the 6Cth, year of 
ber age. Funeral services by brother John . 
Bruhakcr and Henry Beehm, from Rev. 14 : j 
Hi. She was the daughter of Elder Jacob 
Peters, of Botetourt county. She was a 
member of the church about 16 years, and I 
lived in unostentatious and unaffected piety, 
and died as one going peacefully and calmly 
to rest. 

8he leaves to ber many relations and 
friends, a rich legacy of Hope that her tri- 
umphant s.pirit has ascended to the man- 
sions of the blessed, and while we weep be- 
cause of the tender bonds that are severed 
by the rude scythe of death, yet we hope to 
meet again in heaven if we endure unto the 
end. D. C. Moomaw. 

Viiit'ix please copy- 
In the Manor branch, Indiana Co., Pa., 
Dec. 11, 1870, HEZEKIAH, son of brother 
Levi and sistei Mary Ann FRY ; aged 21 
years, 3 months, and 21 days. Funeral dis- 
course from 2 Cor. 1 : 9, by David Ober, and 
the writer, Job. Hoi.sopplb. 

December 5th, 1870, BARBARA, wife of 
David UABERKER, and sister of the writer, 
at Niagara Co., New York, formerly of Lan- 
caster Co-, Pa. 

In West Hempfleld, December the 8th, 
1870, ANDREW BETHEW, ; aged 4 yeajs, 
3 months, and 9 days. Funeral service the 
Sunday following, to a large audience, by 
the writer. J. S. Newcomer. 

In the Libertyville congregation. Jefferson 
county, Iowa, December 10th, 1870. sister 
MARGARET SOLLENBERGER, wife of 
brother Frederick Sollenberger ; aged 43 yrs. 
8 months, and 32 days. She was only sick 
about twelve hours. 

YtKiVrr pleusc copy. 

David B. Teeter. 
In the Waterloo congregation. Black Hawk 
Co., Iowa, Nov. 20th, 1870, brother 
GEORGE KLIN GH AM -, aged 61 years, 10 
months, and 20 days. Leaves a wife and 
seven children to mourn their loss. Fune- 
ral tiy the Brethren. 

J. A. Murray. 



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Selected by Hannah Lton. 

The Christian and Ili* Echo. 

Trne faith, producing love to God and man, 
Say, Echo, is not this the Gospel plan ? 
The Gospel plan. 

Must I my faith an 1 love <o Jc us phow. 
By do ; n gr>o I mall. Hoth friend an-l fo i 






If be my failing* watchea to reveal, 
Must 1 his faults as carefully conceal ? 
As carefully conceal. 

But if my name and character he blast, 
Ami cruel malice, too, a long time last, 
And if I sorrow and affliction know, 
lie loves to add unto ray eup of woe, 
In this uncommon, the peculiar case, 
Bwoet echo, say, must I still love and bless 7 
Still love and bless. 

Whatever usage ill I may receive, 
Must I be patient (till, and still forgive? 
Be patient still, and still forgive. 

Why, Echo, how is this ? thou'rt sure a dove! 
Thy voice shall teach me nothing but love ' 
Nothing but love. 

Amen ! with all my heart, then be It so ; 
'Tis all delightful, just, and good I know : 
And now to practice I'll directly go. 

Directly go. 

Tnings being so, whoever me reject, 
My gracious God me surely will protect, 
8urely will protect. 

Henceforth I'll roll on him my every care, 
And then both friend and foe embrace in 
prayer. 

Embrace in prayer. 

Hut after all those duties I have done, 
Must I, in point of merit, them disown, 
And trust for heaven through Jt=us' blood 
alone ? 
Through .Jesns' blood alone. 

Echo, enough ! thy counsels to my ear, 
Are sweeter than, to tlowers, the dewdrop 

tear ; 
Thy wise, Instructive lessons please me well : 
I'll goand practice them. Farewell, farewell. 
Practice them, far«well, farewell. 



Vt hut llust Thou Done T 

What hast thou done to show thy lore, 
To him who left his throne above ; 
His glorious throne In yonder sky, 
And came to wrth lor ihee to die / 
Tell me, my botil ! 

What hast thou done la all their years, 



Since Christ, in love, dispelled thy fears, 
And In their place gave thee to find 
Access to him, with peace of mind ? 
Tell me, my soul ! 

Hast thou the world renounced entire, 
fcnd for its praise f. It no d rirr. f 
Pti t, Hv n>'Vi-r tii'-pcl astray 
Bu' 

■ ■ 

(ClOTh 

1) : t thon •iih generoas soul reply, 

or Christ's sak'.-, th\ self deny / 
Tell me, my soul ! 

Hast thou e'er dried the widow's tear I 
Or sought the orphan's path to cheer ? 
Hast thou e'er raised the fallen up, 
And bidden him once more to hope ? 
Tell me, my soul ! 

Or hast thou lived in selfUh ease, 
8eeking alone thyself to please, 
Forgetful that thy God would claim 
Thy service, if thou bore his name ? 
Tell me, my 60ul ! 

Forget not, soul, that by and by, 
A reckoning comes in yonder sky. 
When Christ, as Judge, will ask of thee, 

" O SOUl ! WHAT HAST TUOU DONE FOB MB !" 

Speak No Eril. 

[There is a lesson to be derived from the 
followiugJines ; they speak of an evil which 
is perhapPihe cause of more hatred and re- 
venge, more sorrow and vexation, than any 
other one of the many evils that our tongues 
are liable to create :] 

Nay, speak no ill— for a kindly word 

Will never leave a sting behind, 
But oh, to breathe each lale we're heard, 

Is far below a noble mind. 
Full oft a better seed is 60wn, 

By choosing thus a kinder plan — 
For if but little good is known, 
Let's speak of all the best wo can. 

(;ivc me the heart that fain would hide, 

That would another's faults efface— 
How can it please the huuibl* pride 

To prove humanity but buse. 
Theu let us reach a higher mood, 

A nobler estimate of man, 
He earnest in the search for good, 

Aud Speak of all ll.e besl we can. 

Nay, speak no 111, but lenient t .«-, 

To other's ft-clingt> like \uur own, 
If you \re the tlrrt a fault to 

He not the first to make it known j 
For llfu is bnt a parsing day. 

No lip can till how bilel us span — 
Then oh ! the little while you suay, 

I ,»t 's spoak of all the best we can. 



for the Companion. 
Lather on Baptism. 

To Brother Xoah B Blovgh. 

In compliance with your request, 
I submit an answer to your - 'ntt rr«<<ra- 
ti>e; ii rega d to the a 

its toll signification, Ine expression 

• 1 referred to occurs id G. S Bail, 
manuel of Baptism, page 152. as pre- 
liminary to Luther's expression. 1 
will refer you to what Doets. 8fe*i and 
Flat? in their theology Bay, which 
| was translated by doctor Schmucker 
aud published atAndover; Vol. 11, 
page 291. Speaking of the "old cus- 
! torn of Immersion being retained in 
i the western Churches, and eren after 
} aspersion bad been fully introduced 
in part of the western churches, there 
yet remained several who for some 
time adhered to the ancient custom. — 
This expression, following, under 
these circumstances, it is certain! v t . . 
be lamented thai Luther was not able 
to accomplish his wish in regard to 
the introduction of immersion in Bap- 
tism, as he had done in the restora- 
tion of the wiue in the Euchar. 

Then immediately following, he 
(Baiiy) refers to Martin Luther'.- 
works, Vol 11, page 76, edition 1.V1 
"On this occasion, (as a symbol of 
death and resurrection) I could wish 
that such as are to be Baptized should 
i be completely immersed into water 
i occordmir to the meaning of the void 
and according to the signification of 
this ordinance (not because I t Link it 
pocce ss r r) but I • wuuld be 

beautiful to have * full ur J perfect 
, sign of bo perfect a thing ; as also 
without doubt it was Instituted bv 
Christ l Chase, on Baptism d i 
■ 50. ■ ■ 

Tor your further benefit and r« • 
search into inure ol ti rm . 

cr's significant ex] f er vou 

u» a sermon ofhw on Bap .ch 

.rs in Wslc! 
•• "Though it be t„ m j n u , 

All our happiness depends upon placet DO longer to dip tlm ch: 
prayer; all <>ur prayer upon love. — wholly in the four, but onlj to pour 
ford WatSf on them from it with the hau.l 



ii mil' ui-uer him aim m accoruing 

to the sense of the word Bapti e, that 
u.r child, or any om bIm a bo la Bap- 

• il, should be entirely Mink into the 

wat< r, ind drawn onl again, as this 

would suit the signification of the thing 

and furnishes us s fully complete sign. 

th of Luther's formulae for Bap- 

m that of a .1), 1 518,and the revision 
of A, D, 1614, include the rubric: 
"Then It- 1 him take the child and dip 
it in the font," with dear reference to 
our immersion. 

H\ referingto Quinter and McCon- 
nell'a debate, page 118,Quinter makes 
this reference to Luther as a learned, 
popular man. In the year 1580 Lu- 
ther waa written tobj Henrietta Qen- 
osinns, preacher at BchtorahauBen, in 
reference to Baptizing a converted 
Jeweaa, Luther replied and in his let- 
ter h>- !-ii\ - "As to the public act of 

-m let her br dreeeed in the gar- 
ment usually worn by Females in 

. and placed in :i bathing tub up 
to the D»c« in water; th«u let the 
Baptist dip her head three times in 
the water with the usual words: "I 
Baptise you in the name of the Fath- 
er," Ac. Luther's works, Ed. Welch, 
part \, page 8637, translated by C. 
I 1. oe, for the disciple. I have 
never examined many of Luther's 
works, but I am told by those who 
have that he abounds in many such 
significant e spreooio na, and perhaps 
if your mutual friend examines the 
groat head ol the church 
carefully, he will not be so fluent in 
handling the references made as false. 
lie opinions of all great men when 
once proclaimed to the world do not 
become food for public use, so long 
SS we exagerate or misrepreseut. 

Trusting this letter of information 
may prove satisfactory to your wait- 
ing mind. I am fraternally yours. 
1'. 8. Nkwcomer. 



For the Companion. 
la It Mo? 

I notice an article written by bro. 
1» M. Mohler, published in Compan- 
ion, Vol. v, page "02, reviewing an 
article written by brother .1. L. For- 
ii' \, under the head of "Mutual For- 
bearance," and published in No. 39. 
Brother Mohler says in bis review : 
•, the Brethren admiuister bap 

I by 1rine immersion, not because 
we have s rerbal 'thus saith the 
Lord' for it, but we must have some 
mode." 



i it so mat we nave no rerbal nor 
written "thus saith the Lord for it?" 
fe U to, that the first sublime truth, 
the first holy ordinance ordained, set 
and fixed at the "Door" of the church 
by the Father and (iod of the uni- 
\erse, has no "thus saith the 
Lord" for it? ft it so, the first and 
most prominent doctrineof the church, 
that which the Brethren have labored 
ho faithfully to establish, is now to be 
brought down on a level with rules 
and regulations that the church makes 
and changei, as circumstances may 
seem to require P The mode of Bap- 
tism a mere derivative, a conclusion 
of the Brethren's, drawn from a com- 
bination of circumstances, and not a 
command ! 

I must confess I have heard this 
kind of reasoning from other denomin- 
ations, and thus they reason out of 
existence every ordinance and observ- 
ance that we find in the word of God. 

Again brother M. says, "Again, 
we have what we call the" Lord's sup- 
per, * * * not because the Savior or 
the apostles in so many words com- 
manded us to eat such a meal togeth- 
er." Now as to what the brother 
means by "so many words'' we will 
not pretend to say, but that baptism 
is commanded is too plain to be de- 
nied according to the reading of 
Matthew 28 : 19, "Go ye therefore, 
and teach all nations, baptizing them 
in the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost.';, Thus 
we see it is a positive command to 
baptize first., in the name of the 
Father, second, in the name of the 
Son, third, in the name of the Holy 
Ghost, and when it is done you are 
at liberty to call it Christian Baptism 
or trine immersion, if you please, and 
not a mere tradition or conclusion of 
the old Brethren, in the absence of a 
command, or "thus saith the Lord 
for it.". 

The same is true of the "Lord's 
Supper,"and ofalltheordinancesiu the 
household of faith. Now we under- 
stand brother M. not as opposing any 
of those ordinances, but trying to es- 
tablish other things by them. It is 
this feature that we "object to, and 
would say let every thing stand on 
its own merits, or fall by its demerits. 
God forbid that we should ever lower 
the high tone of the great plan of 
Salvation and bring it on a level with 
rules and regulations that are made 
and changed at the will of humanity. 



I do not propose to say anything on 
the subject at issue between the two 
brethren whose articles I have refer- 
red to in this, but do feel like exhort- 
ing the brethren, together with all 
that write for our "periodicals" to be 
careful least at a moment thev think 
not, the adversary will seize their 
pen and thrust a hard blow at the 
precious cause of Jesus. 

fours in Brotherly love. 

Jonathan Mykks. 

Antioch, Cal. 



For tbc Companion. 
Truth in Briet. 

"Any person can soil the reputa- 
tion of an individual, however pure 
and chaste, by uttering a suspicion 
which bis enemies will believe, and 
his true friends never hear of. One 
puff of idle wind can take up millions 
of thistle seeds, and do a work of 
mischief which the husbandmen must 
labor long and hard to undo, the 
floating particles being too trifling to 
be seen and too light to be stopped. 
Such are the seeds of slander ; so easi- 
ly sown, so difficult to be gathered 
up, and yet so pernicious in their 
fruits, fruits that many a pure mind 
will catch up, and become poisoned 
by their insinuations, without ever 
finding, or caring to seek the anti- 
dote or truth of it. No reputation 
can refute a sneer, or human skill 
prevent its mischief." 

The above paragraph, so truthful 
in its meaning, I read uot long ago 
while visiting at the house of a friend 
not far distant. The truth of it forc- 
ed itself so sensibly on my mind that 
I thought it might not come amiss to 
copy it for the C. F. C, hoping that 
none of my brothers and sisters in the 
Lord will become ofTeuded at it, and 
say it was intended expressly for 
them, but that, with myself, we may 
study each point, and see if there is 
not more truth than poetry in it. 

Slander, is to my mind a thing a 
christian — one of Christ's followers — 
should be careful never to utter. As 
shown in the above extract, one such 
a word is like the thistle seed, which 
can do a work which weeks of labor 
may not undo again. Why are we so 
prone to speak of the rough side of 
one ? Why not, with a man of old, 
resolve if we have no good qualities 
to speak of, not to talk of his evil ones. 
A good reputation is of priceless val- 
ue, and we should be very careful 
what wo say to vilify it. It must 



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cause one deep remorse and sorrow 
to think, he has injured one of his fel- 
low beings, through careless and un- 
guarded remarks. 

I have not had help to compose 
these poor but well meaning line3, 
bat weuld that some of my young 
friend?, with me, would resolve to oc- 
cupy our spare moments in writing 
fur the Companion. With me the 
Companion has taken place of the ro- 
mance and fiction works, and oft-times 
when the waters of trouble have 
seemed very deep, and the waves 
boisterous, that it seemed to me I 
could never wade through, and was 
almost ready to say : I sink ! I sink ! 
some column of the Companion, 
founded on the holy Word, would 
cheer me on, and enable me to look 
beyond the dark cloud, to the silvery 
liniDg behind ; helping me to put my 
trust in God, knowing that he doetn 
all things well, and that he will not 
send afflictions greater than we can 
bear. May we all prepare for a bet- 
ter world, and to meet you all in 
heaven is my prayer. 

LoVINE II. BtUKHART. 

Mineral Point, Pa. 



Scriptural PasHHgen Alpha- 
betically Arranged. 

A man that flattereth his neigh- 
bor spreadeth a net for his feet. 

Better is the poor that walketh 
in his uprightnesi than he that is per- 
verse in his ways, though he bo rich. 

Confidence in an unfaithful man 
in time of trouble, is like a broken 
tooth, or a fuot out of joint. 

Debate thy cause with thy neigh- 
bor himself, and discover not a se- 
cret to another. 

Erery way of a man is right in his 
own eyes, but the Lord pondereth 
the hearts. 

Fret not thyself, because of evil 
men, noithcr be thou envious at the 
wicked. 

Go from the presence of a foolish 
man when thou perccivoat not in him 
the lips of knowledge. 

lie that is greedy of gain, troub 
leth his own house, but he that hateth 
gifts shall live. 

In the fear of the Lord, is strong 
confidence, and his children shall 
have a place of refuge. 

Judgments are prepared for ."corn- 
ers, and stripes for the back of fools. 

Keep my commandments and live, 



and my law as the apple of thine eye. 

Let not tby heart decline to her 
ways, go not astray in her paths. 

My son attend unto thy wisdom, 
and bow thine ear to my understand 
ing. 

Now therforc hearken unto me, 
ye children, for blessed are they 
that keep my ways. 

ye simple, understand wisdom ; 
and yo fools, be ye of an understand- 
ing heart. 

Tut away from thee a forward 
mouth, and perverse lips put far 
from thee. 

Quench not the spirit. 

Remove • not the ancient land- 
marks, which thy fathers have set. 

Say not thou, I will recompense 
evil, but wait on the Lord, and he 
shall save thee. 

To do justice, and judgment, is 
more acceptable to the Lord than 
sacrifice 

Unto you, men, I call, and my 
voice is to the sons of men. 

Violence covereth the mouth of 
the wicked. 

Wise men lay up knowledge, but 
the mouth of the foolish is near de- 
struction. D. E. B. 

An Example. 

If Christians, when they have a 
matter of difference, would gracious 
ly agrep to meet with each other in 
prayer, and pray together kindly for 
each other, their contention would 
soon end ; but one cannot stoop and 
the other will not. They are not so 
wise as Luther's two goats, who met 
upon a narraw plank over a deep 
water ; they would not go back, and 
they dare not fight, at length one of 
them lay down while the other walk- 
ed over him, and so peace and safety 
attended both. Why should not 
Christians try this method ? 



Ifcatenlj Occupations. 

Thanks be to God our Savior, for 
his words concerning us of the Gen- 
tile world, that "many shall come 
from the East and the West, and shall 
sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and 
I Jacob in the kingdom of beaten. " 
', Aye, tit down unth them. That ii 
the way to listen to their 
I taught stories fr*. m their Bre touched 



lips. Sit down with Abraham, Isaac, 
and Jacob ; and if with them, then 
also with Adam and Eve, children 
cf God of every age and clime. 

W r ill not that be glorious ? What 
a world of wonders, new and old, 
there will be to hear and tell ! What 
a clearing up of mysterious things ! 
What an unfolding of the riches of 
glory, both of the wisdom and knowl- 
edge of God, which have been hid- 
den from all the generations past, 
and whioh are now past finding out ! 
What an unvailing of the fullness of 
his love which passeth knowledge '. 
And what a wealth of heart-history, 
not unknown, will be opened up, to 
bo known and read of all ! — Board 
man. 



Do Yonr 1'hildren Tray? 

It might be a rather hard ques- 
tion for some teachers to answer if 
the question had reference to their 
own conduct. The teacher ought to 
pray. If each one could realize how 
much the future of each scholar de- 
pends on his or her faithfulness, 
and how important it was that the 
Divine blessing should attend their 
1-ibors, the duty would not be so often 
forgotten. Do your children pray ? 
Have you ever asked the question ! 
It is not well, either with teacher or 
scholar, if the former is unconcerned 
on so vital a point. One great ob- 
ject of the Snnday school is to lead 
these lambs to the Great Shepherd, 
and we cannot too early urge them 
to seek His favor. The teacher 
should know exactly the position of 
each scholar, and while making their 
salvation a special subject of prayer, 
urge upon them the iinpo; tanceuf this 
duty. A praying boy or girl will, in 
ail likelihood, become a praying man 
or woman, and when there u 
erful heart, we may count with confi. 
donee on a godly, useful life. 

Keep as close as you can to the 
genuine, oven track of a Christian 
walk, and labor for ■ pu.ient and 
Beak behavior, adorning jour h 
profeeaion, and t hi-* ihall adorn j 
and sometimes gain tl. .ro 

without, yea, ttea yonr Mmntei 
shall tie oonatraincd to approve it. 
I 



Addrenn Delivered at tin- lirdtc-ulioii oi Saloml'ol- 
lfgr nl ltotirboii. luiilaiiii 

p. comber 13th i v T<». 
i:, i - C. Ileum-. 

M • i itendenl of Public Tnalrm I 
It 1^ well tor u c sometimes to go Up to tin' top 

i.t Mt Ptsgab and Burvey the promised laud. 
We ma] read the book ot history and learn much. 
We can not fail to be profited by studying care- 
fully the condition of the present Aided by, 
unfulfilled prophecy, men ol faiih and hope may 
take their bearing snd distance on the mean ot I 
time. 

In the learning of antiquity we must remem- 
ber that in the absence of books, men studied 
trees, mountains and rivers, plants and animals, 
the stars and the ocean, time and eternity; and 
what we Bee in Patriarchs, who walked and 
talked with God, is but the record of lives and 
characters well developed by thought, and obe- 
dience to duty, according to the demands ot their 
age. They filled up their mission in earth hon- 
orably and well, having the assurance that they 
pleased God, and in that immortality which 
the anchorage of their hope, they still live. | 
In seeking a true solution of the designs of 
the Creator in placing man on the earth, and of 
his ultimate destiney, we must seek instruction ' 
in His own Book, written for our learning, with 
the lesson to all that -Secret tilings belong unto i 
God, but those that are revealed belong to us I 
and to our children !" 

The duty assigned to Adam before the fall, re- 
quired thought, and mental development. A 
garden was to be dressed and kept, in which 
were lour rivers. Plants and animals were to 
be named. All the energies of mind and of the 
physical powers were called into play, lie had 
tires him dominion over the fish of the sea, the 
fowl of the air, over all cattle. He was to re- 
plenish and subdue the earth. The forces of 
nature, and the wealth of the forest and ot the 
mine were to be subject to his intelligent pow- 
• i-. and he was to keep the way of the tree ol life. 
As time and society advanced, and the pur- 
poses ot God were manifested by important pe- 
riods, we discovered the great instrumentalities 
which He has used in the accomplishment of 
I lis ends. Men ha^ e stood out in history in full 
proportions of intellectual and moral develop- 
ment, according to the civilization ol their res- 
pective ages. 



Abraham was a man whose impress on thought 
and religion will never be effaced. His noble 
and generous mind, whether we consider him so- 
cially, politically, or religiously, was of a supe- 
rior order ot development, for the period in which 
he lived. He performed well his mission in the 
earth as a man of large and generous sentiment, 
ot faith and ot works. 

When a nation was to be delivered from the 
tyranny of a heartless Egyptian oppressor , no or- 
dinary man was chosen tor a leader, but one who 
blended all the learning of his age with that 
faith in (rod which leads its possessor to choose 
affliction with the people of God, rather than to 
become a devotee to the pleasures of life. He 
was a man of letters, of great intellectual power, 
blended with meekness, and ot political, legal and 
executive ability. The Pentateuch is the work 
of his editorial pen, and the labors of his master 
mind as an instrument in the Divine Hand, will 
exert a wondrous power in the earth through all 
time. 

For the accomplishment of the great work en- 
trusted to him, men were demanded of diversi- 
fied skill, learning and ability. Men who were 
filh'd with the Spirit of God in wisdom and un- 
derstanding and knowledge, and in all manner 
of workmanship. "Even wise-hearted men in 
whose heart the Eord had put wisdom, even 
every one whose heart stirred him up to come 
unto the work to do it," such were the type of 
men on whom Moses was to depend for the ac- 
complishment of the work before him, earnest, 
skillful, educated, inspired, devotional, chosen 
men. Four hundred years passed away and Da- 
vid a shepherd king of God's annointing, was 
crowned by the Elders of Israel. Hp organized 
his court. A well trained baud ol men made up 
his conquering army. He needed, however, a 
civil and diplomatic corps, men of learning, to 
conduct his correspondence, and adjust his trea- 
ties with foreign powers, who spake in other 
languages ; men that "had understanding of the 
times, to kuow what Israel ought to do." Two 
hundred was given as his compliment, in addi- 
tion to the Uabbies and Scribes, for the reading 
and expounding of the Law. 

Solomfon, while yet a youth, was chosen his 
successor to the throne. He made his petition 
D (iod for )ri*<h>ii> and knowledge that he might 
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and knowledge was granted him, and to this 
blessing were added riches and honor, such as 
no king beiore nor since has attained. His 
learning was diversified. It pertained to trees 
and plants, creeping things and fishes. It ex- 
celled the wisdom of the east and of Egypt. 
Precepts, proverbs, songs, and instructive lessons 
of passing excellence, are the products of his pen. 

An unfaithful people brought the empire of 
David and Solomon to an inglorious end. An 
Assyrian conqueror buried their temple. As 
captives her nobles hang their harps on the wil- 
lows, and sat pensively on the banks of the dis- 
tant Euphrates. But they were not destined to 
ignorance and idleness. The church had a work 
for them even in captivity. Many learned men 
were required to hold state relations with one 
hundred and twenty seven provinces, and since 
Palestine was one of them, it was fitting that her 
young noblemen serve the court of her conquer- 
ors. The history of D^vid, Hananiah, Michael, 
AzarUh, Mordecai, Esther, Ezra, and Nehemiah, 
shows how God watched ove#and preserved 
His people. 

In their captivity Jerusalem was still above 
their chief joy, and God restored them to their 
Fatherland. With them He sent the intelligent 
Engineer, the Architect, the skillful Diploma- 
tist and the scholar, as well as the Priest and 
the Levite. The rich, pure Hebrew of David, 
and Isaiah, and Jeremiah was no longer their 
household language. Their dialect was Chaldee. 
The Bible, however, must be read and under- 
stood. The pure original must be rendered into 
the vernacular. The Linguist was the servant 
of the Church. Ezra, with his thirteen associ- 
ates, erected his pulpit of wood, and "read in the 
book of the Law of God distinctly, and gave the 
sense, and ciused them to understand the read- 
ing." 

The Lawgiver has ever watched over 11 i^ 
Law and has given the hearts of men solicitude 
for its preservation and puritv — that the genu- 
ine, authentic text should not become corrupt. 
He hr<s kept the words, syllable;, and even the 
letters counted. 

The Jewish college at Alexandria had no! 
cultivated Letter* lor nought. The fitting line 
came lor the Bible to go to Gl me. 

and ( larthage, Ptolemj Philadek>hus, prompt! d 
bY a ctesire tb tfe*e in trn j Or Ms Tarrgrmg-e and In 



the library in Alexandria, which he had estab- 
lished, the book that contained the prophesy 
that Grecia should be the conqueror of Persia, 
sent to Jerusalem for men well skilled in Greek 
and Hebrew, to make the translation. A sol- 
emn service was thus demanded of the church, 
by a heathen monorch. It was nothing less 
than giving to the Gentile world the Divine 
Law, to a people from whom in time, the Lord 
gathered a glorious harvest. Worthily did the 
church and the scholar respond te the call. 
Seventyitwo men, six from each tribe, were se- 
lected for the work. Their translation was so 
faithfully made that both Jews and Christians 
have read it in all succeeding time as a standard 
authorized version of the Bible. — By this ver- 
sion, the Law and the prophets went out. through 
the .Jewish Synagogues, to the Grecian and Ko- 
man states, and the gentile mind was prepared 
for the glad tidings of great joy that came with 
the advent of the Messiah. 

The Oracles at Delphi had refused to aubwer 
the petitions of its votaries. The heathen world 
was becoming prepared for a new epoch. The 
cycles of time were reaching a transitive perioJ. 
There was born in the "city of David a Savior 
which is Christ the Lord." The gospel message 
w r as proclaimed by angels whose anthem was 
glory to God in the Highest, on earth peace and 
good will to men." The east sent her wise men 
to do Him reverenc \ and waiting evangelists 
lingered in the Holy City, to take tin- infant 
Kedeenu-r in their arms and to bless Him before 
they died. The Prophet which the Lou. their 
God had promised to the children of Abraham, 
came. 11" accomplished His mission on the 
earth and on the cross. lie died to make atone- 
ment for the sins of the world, and rose from tin- 
dead for our jus ideation and sanctification, and 
ascended up on high a glorified Redeemer. 11- 
gave gifts to men and commissioned them t 
into all the world and to preach the gospel to 
every creature. 

Wh i were those evangel men! Some u< 
when called, unlearned, unlettered, and uutilUd 
linen ofOaUle I *US taught them in ;■ 

sonforthn in His own school luf 

ripei years, th< j gavi i tridenoe that neither I 

ic nor letters had been overlooked. 

tings are marked hy intellectual ability uud cqL 

tai Threir Ld*i| had a v,vtk fctr trrW 






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M. d saw in them divine power, and that they 
had been with Jesus. They healed the lame, 
and raised the dead. God was glorified through 

them ami gospel power and fire and light were 
felt ami - m l>\ the multitudes. They mi- ! 
wi 11, their appointed place in the Church. The 
Lord has a varied service and can raise up and 
qualify the humblest instruments to perform it. 
All his Apostles were not of this stamp of men- 
tal culture. Matthew was found at the receipt 
of custom, a financier. Luke was a doctor of 
medicine, a professional man, and had peculiar 
qualities which fitted him for a varied service 
Manaan was brought up with Herod the Te- 
trarch. Alexandria furnished an earnest reform- 
er in the person of Apollos, an eloquent man and 
mighty in the Scriptures. 

The scholar was needed for the work. The 
schools of Plato, of the Epicureans, and of the 
Stoics were to be fearlessly and successfully met. 
Not only in Damascus, the Assyrian capital, and 
in Jerusalem the Holy City, were the Doctors of 
the Law to have shown to them in masterly log- 
ic and clearness the glad tidings of the Son of 
Righteousness, the end of the Law and its glori- 
ous ante-type, (which Patriarch and Prophets 
desired to see but were not able) but pagan 
Greece and Rome were to be brought to confu- 
sion and the seeds of a new and purified Litera- 
ture, and of eternal salvation through a crucified 
and risen Savior, were to be sown where the 
world worshipped the great goddess Diana, in 
Athens and Corinth, the centres of Grecian lit- 
erature and art, and in the seven-hilled city of 
Italy, in which the wealth, and learning, and 
glory of the Roman Empire had concentrated, 
in the Forum and in the Palace, in the Latin, 
Greek and Hebrew languages. 

The fitting man was found in the apostle Paul, 
who in early life had been an earnest student, 
and whose knowledge of the Law surpassed 
many of his equals in his own nation, who was 
familiar with the literature and learning of Chal- 
dea, Greece and Rome, as well as with the Law 
of his fathers, a man who held the pen of a ready 
writer, who was an accurate and logical thinker, 
whose heart had been baptized into gospel light, 
life and faith, the wisdom and power of God. 

The fire then kindled still burns, and yet will 
burn until it encircles and evangelizes the earth. 
Theri* is a majesty and grandeur about the life 



of such a man. Superior intellectual attainments, 
devotion to his Lord and Master, patience in 
tribulation, unconquerable courage and persist- 
ent fixedness of purpose, full of faith und hope, 
having a large, liberal and tolerant mind. All, 
these varied and extraordinary qualities com- 
bined to render him a personage that blessed the 
church by his labors, and at the end of his event- 
ful race he was garlanded with a far richer 
crown than honored the brow of the Olympian 
victor 

Slowly and stubbornly the superstition of the 
Gentile world yielded to the higher and purer 
teaching of the gospel. The Priests of Jupiter, 
Minerva, and Diana, the philosopher and scholar, 
for more than three centuries contested the field 
before the Roman Empire did homage to the 
king of the Jews whom it had ignominiuously 
crucified. Not only so, but in that very seat of 
learning, in the college of Alexandria, specula- 
tive philosophy, supported by an able pen was 
found openly and insidiously jeopardizing the 
Christian faitb^ Science and Literature when 
baptized into gospel light, and life, and faith, 
have ever been great powers in support of the 
church, but under the influence of unbelief and 
of pagan and pantheistic philosophy, are only 
equal powers for evil among men. 

Under the reign of Roman Emperors, from 
Nero to Constantine all the infidel powers were 
arrayed against the conquering church, Ignatius, 
Quadratus, Eusebius, Polycarp, Juatin Martyr, 
Tertullian, Athenagoras, Origen, Cyprian were 
but a few of a learned host who met earnestly 
and well their ingenious attacks. The Bible 
found its defenders among men cf letters and 
their names are honored in history. 

The design of anything may be inferred from 
its capacities. Take the simplest form of exist- 
ance — a grain of sand. It is hard and gritty, 
and so may be used for polishing. It may help 
to rear the bulwark of the coast, to prevent the 
ocean from laying waste the land. It may put 
forth its tiny might of gravitation, and exercise 
a real and necessary though infinitestimal in- 
fluence in holding the worlds in their places. 
These, then, are the offices God has assigned us. 

When we record our angry feelings, let it be 
on the snow, that the first beam of sunshine may 
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For Social Meetings. 

"To do good and to communicate forget 
uot, for with such lacriflces Cod Is well 
pleased." Hbbbbws, II : 16. 

How we rejoice when we assem- 
ble together and talk of the good- 
ness of God. When we thus meet 
we feel like talking about our Heav- 
enly Father's will, and we fell as- 
sured that white talking on that 
'blessed subject, we are just doing 
what old brother Paul told the Col- 
loasian brethren that they should do ; 
that is, to teach and admonish one 
another. How often have we been 
made glad, when we heard a dear 
brother or sister admonishing us to 
be faithful in the Master's cause. 
When we communicate such thoughts 
to one another, it is then that our 
conversation is in heaven, and not 
about the perishing things of time 
and sense. It is then that God is 
well pleased with our sacrifice. Then 
lee us meet together often ; then our 
Christian ties will become stong«r 
and stronger, and finally we will 
meet to part no more. 

Moses Frame. 

Elkhart, Ind. 



Tlie Monk In Solitude. 

I recollect a pleasant story, told 
by a pious minister, about a monk 
of former days. He resolved to 
leave his monastry, on the ground 
that he tneie too freu/aently met with 
■causes of provocation, and was be- 
trayed into anger and other sins. 
Accordingly he retired into the des- 
ert, in the hope that solitude would en- 
able him to servo God with an easier 
mind. One day his pitcher hap 
dened to upset, and, when lifted up, 
fell a second time, which kindled his 
anger to such a pitch that bedashed 
it to the ground and broke it into a 
thousand pieces. When he came to 
himself, he said, I now see that I 
cann )t be at peaco, even in Bolitudo, 
and that the fault lies not in other* 
but in myself. He then returned to 
the monastery, and after many itren 
uous cU'orta, succeeded iu subduing 
oil pauiOM, not by flight, but by 
self denial. — Ohrittian Scrtuner. 

a m ♦ m » 

Kind admonitions art; !><:tter thau ( 
harsh reproofs. 



Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone «Jitjr, Pa., Jan. 17, 1871 

Apologetic. 

We do not like to make apologies, 
but we deem it necessary at least to 
intorm our readers of the cause of tbe 
irregularity which they must have ob- 
served in the appearance of our issues 
since the beginning of tbo new vol- 
ume. 

Well, to begin, we must tell you 
that we have had a terrible time of it. 
Our prospectus having been sent out 
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week before we could get our books 
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by the time the second number was 
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and at the present time wo find our- 
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both in the editorial and printer's de- 
partment. To add to our consterna- 
tion we were taken with a spell of 
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The Pious Youth will also be 
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Dou't Itclttx. 

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of all good, to remember and reward 
our brother's kindness. 



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The Fawtovar ami tli 

Nupprr. Xo. .1. 

D A Y I . 

The Hebcewi computed tlirir Pay.-- 
from evening to evening, according 
to the order mentioned in the first 
chapter nf (J.ncsis: "The evening and 
the morning were the first day.' 1 ' 1 
Their firxt day of the week began at 
MM on the day we call Saturday, 
and ended at sunset on the next day, 
whero their 6econd day began, and so 
on throughout the week; so that their 
S.nl>batb, being the seventh day of 
the week, had its begiuning at sun- 
set on the day we call Friday, and 
continued till the next sunset, when 
the first day of the new week set in. 
Upon this point all authors unite ; 
but as we shall follow no man any 
tarthor than he fallows tho Bible, 
God's word shall be our support and 
guide. 

We have more than an intimation 
of this computation ot the day, in Ex. 
20: 11, where Moses says : "For in 
six days the Lord made heaven and 
earth, the sea, and all that in them is, 
and rested on tho seventh day." Here 
the creation of "the heaven and the 
earth," is included in the six day's 
creation ; but by reference to Gen. 1 : 
2, 3, wc learn that "the heaven and 
the earth" were created before light 
was spoken into existence ; therefore 
it follow s that the darkness preceding 
the light was counted as a part of the 
first day. 

Again, on tbo tenth day of the 
seventh month, thero was a day of 
atonement : It was a holy convoca- 
t ion. On this day they were required 
to afflict their souls, and to " offer an 
offering made by fire unto the Lord," 
and to abMnin from all " work in that 
samo day." This day was also called 
■i Sabbath, and is spoken of in the 
lollowing decisive language:] "It 
;hall be unto you u Sabbath of reat, 
«.nd ye snail afflict your souls, in the 
ninth day of the nionih at oven s 

'•/i, shall ye celebrate 

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this Sabbath was the tenth day of the 
month, and as it was to be celebrated 
"from even unto even, it is evident 
that the tenth day of the month was 
reckoned 'from even unto even ;" and 
if the tenth day of the month was 
computed in this way, a. harmonious 
system of computation required all 
other days to be reckoned in the same 
manner. 

Once more, on a certain occasion, 
when our Savior was in^Capemaum, 
teaching in tho synagogue on the 
Sabbath day, " they were astonished 
at hie doctrine ; for he taught them 
as one that had authority, and not as 
the scribes." But they thought it 
unlawful to bring the sick to him to 
be healed on tho Sabbath. After 
healing one who had an unclean spir- 
it, he left the synagogue, and " they 
entered into tho house of Simon and 
Andrew, with James and JohD," where 
he healed Simon's mother-in-law, who 
had been lying sick of a fever. "And 
at even when tho sun did set, they 
brought unto him all that were dis- 
eased, and them that were possessed 
with devilB." Ma. 1 : 21-32. From this 
circumstance we see that the Sabbath 
day, the seventh day of the week, 
ended at sunset ; and, certainly, 
where tbo seventh day ended, the first 
day oi tho week began. As wo have 
now 6hown that they reckoned "from 
even unto eren," and that their days 
began at sunset and ended at the next 
sunset, we will proceed to notice the 
divisions of this natural day. 

Wo noticed in our remarks on time, 
that circumstances render it necessary 
for us to have a common system of 
computing time, and that the day — 
the natural day, consisting of twenty- 
four hour6 — is a natural basis of 
measuring, or reckoning time. Wo 
now add that the Lord gave ns ex- 
ample both for the division and repe- 
tion of this baaii. " God divided the 
light from the darkness: and God 
called tho light Day, and tho dark- 
ness he called night." Hero God di- 
'•Mrv fV rjsnmO <Tnv Tatb fight a*na 



darkuess — day and night ; affording 
an example for dividing the day into 
parts. This division was sufficient 
for the purpose of giving a history of 
the creation. In following this ex- 
ample, mankind made such sub-divis- 
ions as were requisite to enable them 
to converse understanding!}' about all 
their affairs having reference to time. 
We also read of the first day, the 
second day, and so on, up to tho 
seventh day : " And God blessed the 
seventh day, and sanctified it ; be- 
cause that in it he had rested from all 
his work which God created and 
made " In this we have an example 
of the repetition of the day — the basis 
of measurement — and of estimating 
the lapse of time. The reader will 
notice, too, that on the fourth day, 
God having set lights in the firma- 
ament of the heaven," to rule over 
the night, and to divide the light 
from the darkness," he said: "Let 
them be for signs, and for seasons, 
and for days and years." Thus we 
are instructed by God, in Nature, and 
in his own reference to time, to have 
a system of measuring and estimating 
time: a system adapted to the nature 
of our communications to each other. 

The natural day is the time in which 
the earth makes one revolution upon 
its axis; the artificial day is the time 
during which tho sun is above the 
horizon. The term day is used with 
both of these meanings in Gen. 1 : 5. 
" And God called the light Day, and 
the darkness he called Night. And 
the evening and the morning were 
the first day" It is probable that in 
Gten. 1 : 5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31, the terms 
evening and morning mean the earn* 
as darkness and light in the fifth verse. 
If this be so, the word evening, in 
these places means.the whole night, or 
time of darkness ; and the word morn- 
ing, means the whole artificial day, or 
time of light: it hi certain that the 
expression, " the evening and the 
moruing," embraced the wbele nature- 
day. 

Vcty early, in the age oTtlre ttttrla, 



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it became necessary to have an im- | vided into two equal parts, dividing 
proved system of computation; and, the day into four equal parts,or fourths, 
although it is difficult to trace the ,' Hence we read in Neh. 9 : 3, " And 
changes, and the precise time at which they stood up in their place, and read 
tbev were introduced, it is but reas- in the book of the law of the Lord 
onable to conclude that the divisions their God one fourth part of the day; 
of the day were such as could most ; and another fourth part they con- 
naturally and easily be made, and fessed, and worshipped the Lord their 
such as were best adapted to their [ God." 

circumstances and wants. At first, We also read of the " heat of the 
minute divisions not being necessary, day," (Math. 20 : 12,) and the "cool 
they were content to divide the arti- | of the day," (Gen. 3 : 8). These al- 
ficial day into morning and evening, lusions to divisions of the day are 
or morning, noon, and evening. The ' somewhat indefinite ; and as they 
Psalmist said: "Evening, and morn- have no particular reference to our 
ing, and at noon, will I pray, and cry j subject, we shall pass them by simply 
aloud." Noon was, when the sun | stating that the "beat of the day" 
was on the meridian — midway be- i was the warmest part of the day, iu- 
tween its rising and its setting— the . c ] u ding a part of the forenoon, and a 
middle of the day. That part of the [ part f t h e afternoon. 
day which intervened between sun- j Tfae divi8ioQ of thp day jntc bours 
rise and noon, was called morning; ' was a , gQ in use am0Qg lh \, Hebrews; 



and the part between noon and sunset, 
was called afternoon — Judg. 19:8 — 
or evening. In the 90th Psalm, 6th 
verse, it is said in referenca to grass: 
"In the morning it flourishetb, and 
groweth up ; in the evening it ia cut 
down, and withereth." Here morning 
means the forenoon, and evening the 
afternoon. The words morning and 
evening are also used in this sense in 
Eccl. 11: 6, "In the morning sow thy 
seed, and in the evening withhold not 
thine hand." 

More frequently, however, morning 
means early in the day, and evening, 



but they probably knew nothing of 
this division before the Chaldean cap- 
tivitv. The first mention we have 
of the hour is in Dan. 3 : 6. The ar- 
tificial day was divided into twelve 
equal parts called hours. These hours 
were numbered from one to twelve; 
the first beginning at sunrise, and the 
twelfth ending at sunset. As the 
length of time between suuriso and 
sunset is not the same at all seasons 
oftbe year, it is evident that the 
hours also differed in length at differ- 
ent time.- 

At the time of the summer solstice 



lute in the day. This is so evident to when their days were the lougest, 
Bible readers, that it is unmv.-bsury their hours were considerably longer 
to refer to texts for proof; but for the than thoy wore at the winter BoUtlce 
satiefaction of tho6e who wish to ro- 1 w heu the days wore the shortest, 
fer to the scriptures on this point, we l o1 j t be remembered, however, that 
will give a few citations. For the use \ at a n seasons of the year the da\ was 
of tbo word morning, see Gen. 19: 15; i divided into twelve hours: "Are 
24: 54; 40 : 5 ; Ex. 7 : 15; 10: 13; there not tw.dw hours in the day '! " 
Dcut. 28 1 07 ; Judg. 16: 9; 80: 19; J no 11 : it. When the days and 
Mulh 10: 8j -7: 1. Evening, Ps. nights were ofequul length, the coin- 
104 : 2 J j Math. 1C : 9 ; Luke 24 : 29. j meaeement of their tir*t hour syn- 
Althongh these are but a few of the cbrouized with our aix o'clock A M 
many textt in which these words are ' and the end of their second hour 
found, we deem them sufficient. ' agreed in time with our 8 o'clock ; 

Tho moruing, or forcuo-'U, and the ■ their tbhd hour with our 9 o'clock, 
evvnlne'. or amm^on. ^W r*e.n rft- rVatfr pTxth hour, wfth mfr tVtfrw 



o'clock, or noon ; and so of the other 
numbers in their order. Math. 20 : 
1-12. 

Your attention shall now be called 
to the divisions of the night The 
night was divided into watcht - 
called because they were severally 
the length of time which watchmen 
were required to spend in their night- 
ly service. Before the captivity, and 
according to the proper Jewish reek- 
' oning, the night was divided into 
i three watches Thev were each 
1 four hours long ; and hence the first 
watch ended at the fourth hour of the 
night, or about our 10 o'clock; the 
' second, at the eight hour, or near our 
' 3 o'clock ; and the third, at sunrise 
• A watch being the third part of 
' the night, it is plain that each watch 
varied in length one-third as much as 
the night* did throughout the year. 
The first or evening watch, was call- 
ed "the beginning of the watch, 
Lam 2: 19; the second was "the 
middle watch," Judg. 7: 19; and the 
tnird. "the morning watch," Ex. 14: 
24 ; 1 Sam. 11 : 11. 

After the establishment of the Ro- 
man Supremacy, the night was di- 
vided into four watches of three hours 
each, which were described either nu- 
merically ; as, the first watch, the 
second watch, Ac, as in the case of 
" the fourth watch of the night, " 
Math. 14 : 25 ; or by the terms "even, 
midnight, cock-crowing, and morn- 
ing," All these watches are men- 
tioned iu our Savior's eihortation to 
his disciples : 'Watch ye theref re 
for ye know not whoa the master of 
tbo house cometb, at errn, or at mid- 
right, or at the r^rl-.ffrowuig, or in 
the morning." Math. 13 ; 35. 

Thr i ■ xtcuded into the night 

as far as the first watch did, und the 
morning extended as far back into the 
night a* to the commencement oftbt 
morning watch. In harmony wltL 
this it Is said of Jesus; "And iu the 

•.i/iy, ribiug up a 
before day, he Went out and departed 
into a solitary place, and theix- jx 
H "-M* 1 : g9 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Ncvin, in treating on the divisions of I 
the night, ujfl : "It was also, like the 
day, moiared Into twel ve equal hoars, 
from sunset to sunri.-i'." 15 1 n. A.NTIQ. 
\ .1 1. Cum-. 8, §4, Watvubb. 

Inference is made, to this division 
nf the uight in Acts 8tl 23: "And 
Li- BtIM 'into him two centurions, 
saying make ready two hundred sol- 
diers to go to Cosarca, and horsemen 
three score and ten, and spearmen 
two hundred, at the third hmir of the 
nii/fit." It might ho claimed that 
" the third hour of the night" is the 
same as " the third watch of the 
night," hut the position could not be 
sustained ; for, according to Brown 
and Smith, Antipatris was forty-two 
miles from Jerusalem. Albert Barnes 
says it was about thirty-five miles from 
Jerusalem. In the 33d verse we 
read : " Then the soldiers, as it was 
commanded them, took Paul and 
brought him by night to Antipatris.'' 
This they could not have done by 
starting at the third watch ; but by 
starting at the third hour of the night, 
three hours after sunset, by a forced 
mareh they could accomplish the trip. 
It is certain, therefore, that the night 
divided into hours, the same as 
the day. When Jesus, in the night 
of his agony, came to his disciples 
and found them asleep, he said : 
" What ! could yc not watch with me 
one hour?" Math. 2G : 40. And du- 
ring our Savior's mock trial before 
CaiaphaB, Peter having twice denied 
• - Lord, it is said : " And about tbe 
space of one hour after, another con- 
fidently affirmed," &.c. In both of 
(..'isrs the term hour was applied 
to portions of the night. 

They also used the word hour in 
• nee to transpiring events, the 
same as is commen amongst us. An- 
annias, became of his treachery," fell 
down and gave up the irhost," and ho 
was buried. "Aud it was ubout the 
space of three houri after, when his 
wife, not knowing what was done, 
came in ." Acts 6 ; 7. Again, when, 



at Kphesus, Demetrius had excited 
the worshipers of Diana, Alexander 
being put forward, it is said: "And 
when they knew that ho was a Jew, 
all with one voice about tho space of 
two hours cried out, Great is Diana of 
the Ephesiaus." Acts 19: 34. We 
wish our readers particularly to 
remember this nso of the hour. 

We have drawn up a diagram to 
illustrate the divisions of the day, 
M used in the Sacred Scriptures, 
and to show how these divisions com- 
pare with our computation. The di- 
agram ropresents the day when the 
day and night are of equal length. 
O O a fa 



"— ^— o- 



rji i— 

cm" 






, en 
CI 






*. — 1»- 



Ul 



> S3 



3 



o»- 



CO 



■ <3» 



l- 



(t'aaa tf 



00 

o 






V. D. Natural day. D. Artificial day.— 
N. Night. 8. 8. Sunset. 8. R. 8uurieo. 



The brace X. D. include the natur- 
al day, reckoned from(S.S.) sunset to 
the next (S.S.) sunset. 

N\ spans the night, from (S.S.) sun- 
set to (S.Il.) sunrise. 

I), spans the artificial day, from 
(S.R.) sunrise to (S.S.) sunset. 

The A line of figures, represent* 
the hours as numbered according to 
the Bible computation ; and the B 
line, the hours as numbered accord- 
ing to our own reckoning. By a com- 
parison of these numbers it will be 
seen that their first hour synchronizes 
with our 7 o'clock, their second, with 
our 8 o'clock ; their third, with our 9 
o'clock; their sixth, with our 12 
o'clock ; their ninth, with our 3 o'clok; 
and their twelfth, with our 6 o'cclock. 
The hours of the day and of the night 
compare in the same manner. 

Lino C represents the three watcheB 
of the night prior to the Chaldean 
captivity, and the division of the day 
Into fourths. Line D shows the four 
watches of the night after the cap- 
tivity; and the morning of the day, 
the heat of the day and the evening. 

Before concluding this chapter, we 
will yet notice a few incidental refer- 
ences to the day and its divisions. 

" 77ten came the day," as in Luke 
22 : 7, refers to the commencement of 
the Datural day ; but, " when the day 
was fully come," as in Acts 2 : 1, re- 
fers to the beginning of the artificial 
day, the night of the natural day 
being past. 

" The daicm'ng of the day," as in 
Josh. G: 15: Job 3: 9; 7: 4, refers 
to the appearance of light in tbe 
morning ; but, " as it began to daw-n 
toward (he day," as in Matth. 88: 1, 
refers to the setting in of the natural 
day in tbe evening. 

As already shown, in reference to 
daytime, morjiing sometimes means 
the entire artificial day, sometimes the 
forenoon, and sometimes the early 
part of the day ; and evening some- 
times means the afternoon, and some- 
times Into iq tho day. In reference 



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to the night, evening sometimes 
means the whole night, or time of 
darkness, sometimes the first half of 
the night, sometimes itjis equivalent 
to " the evening watch," and some- 
times it means early in the night ; 
and morning sometimes means after 
midnight, sometimes it is the same 
as the morning watch, and sometimes 
it refers to the dawning of the day. 
It is clear, therefore, that the term 
morning is used in reference to all 
parts of the natural day, except the 
first half of the night ; and the word 
evening is also U3ed in reference to all 
parts of the natural day, except the 
first half, or forenoon of the artificial 
day. From this let us learn to as- 
certain the precise time referred to, by 
reference to the context. Indeed, it 
is only by taking the Bible as its own 
expositor, and by a just comparison 
of scripture with scripture, that we 
can come to a correct knowledge of 
its teachings. 



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CORRESPONDENCE 

Oorrispondene* of church news solicited from 
all parti of tht Brotherhood. Writer's name 
and address required on every communication 
as guarantee of good faith. Rejected communi- 
talions or manuscript used, not returned. All 
communications for publication should beurit- 
ttn upon tne side of the sheet only. 

Brother Henri/ : — A Happy New 
Year to you. 

The brethren of tho Koon Hiver 
Church, Guthrie county, Iowa, wish 
mo to inform you that we met in 
council on Saturday the 31st of L)e. 
cembor 1870, nearly all tho mem- 
bers present, reciered and confirmed 
a selection of 8 acres of ground 
which a former committee had se- 
lected,having been appointed fur that 
purpose, for a burying ground and 
a meeting house ; and wo will pro- 
ceed to make tho necessary prepar- 
ations for building u House during 
tho present year, if the Lord will 
and wo are able. We will meet in 
council again in a few weeks, and in 



the mean time will try to find out 
our strength to build. The congre- 
gation is small, numbering at pres- 
ent between twenty and thirty mem- 
bers only ; consequently it will be a 
heavy tax upon us ; but we need a 
house so badly that we are deter- 
mined to try. If the richer congre. 
gations east, or any brethren that 
have plenty of this world's goods, 
feel like giving us aid, it would bo 
very tfaankfulully received. The 
money could be sent to either of the 
undersigned, brothers J. D. Ilaugh. 
telin, J. W. Diehl, or the writer; at 
Panora, Iowa. 

Brother Robert Badger and Zach- 
ariah Mummert of Painter Creek, 
were with us and had preaching 
Saturday night, Sunday, and Sun- 
day night. Meetings were well at 
tended, and much interest, appar- 
ently manifested. May tho good 
Lord bless the efforts of our beloved 
brethren, in helping to build up our 
little Zion. Yours in love. 

By order of the Church. 

B. E. Plaine. 

Panora, Iowa. 



Brother Henry : — The brethren at 
Hudson, are about trying to raise 
funds for the erecting of a meeting 
house, for the use of the brethren. 
We very much need such a house ; 
and fiiwling that the means are hard 
to raise, wo thought by giving a no- 
tice of our intentions in tho C. F. C. 
that some brethren in easy circum- 
stances mi^lft help us to accomplish 
the enterprise. Any remittance for 
that purpose may bo sent to John Y. 
Snavely, Hudson, Ills., and will bo 
acknowledged in C. F. C. from time 
to time, and will be gratefully re. 
ceived. 

Thomas D. Lyon. 



Urol her ]/<■ . d you 

will find £13 60 for 9 copies of the 
Companion, to partly supply the 
place of tl. suribera who huve 

discontinued your paper, for the sim- 
ple reason that you have published 
some pii-n I It the tilth v pi 

of chewing and smoking tobacco ; and 
1 am fully persuaded in my mind, 
that every number of the lioepel of 



Christ, should oppose the evil alluded 
to above, for it is a moral, religious, 
physical and intellectual evil, and all 
Christians should stay if possible, any 
evil so injurious to the morals of the 
young and rising generation, as the 
drinking of ale, beer, or any kind of 
intoxicating liquors, and that of chew- 
ing and smoking the nauseating weed, 
called tobacco. 

Let me here remark, that I was 
sorry to learn through your paper, 
that old brother Jacob Steel, (whom 
I, in my boyhood used to hear preach, 
ing the Gospel, and heard him glad, 
ly ), was advocating the usage of to. 
bacco. I have often heard some of 
our old brethren preach against pride, 
or the "lust of the eyes," but omitted 
to say a word against "the lust of the 
flesh." Consequently they shunned, 
or failed to declare the whole Gospel 
of Christ, and I do not believe that 
any man can consistently preach the 
doctrine of cleanliness, holiness and 
perfection, being himself a servant of 
such a filthy practice as named above. 

Let me say in conclusion, that the 
practice of chewing and smoking to- 
bacco is either a sinful or a virtuous 
practice ; if virtuous, then let us rec- 
ommend it to our wives and children, 
our neighbors and their children ; but 
if sinful, then let us abhor it, resist it, 
and stay its evil Influence, that we 
may save the young and rising gen- 
eration from the sinful practices now 
so prevalent in the world, and be 
prepared for that city where nothing 
unclean shall enter, but the pure in 
heart, who shall enter through the 
gates into that heavenly city, and 
shall see God, aud enjoy him for 

J. K. TlCETEU. 



Proposed Visit. 

Leave home on Thursday, the 20th 
January ; stop off at the city of 1 an 
caster one night. Leave l.an 
on tho morning of the 27th, fol 
nstown Pa., stay over Sunday, til'. 
Wednesday following <>n Thurs- 
day tht -ml of fabruarj will 

Philadcl] hi.i, an A . r Sunday 

[fdwirod, God willing tad wi K?§, 
Obaxjull Mtuk*. 



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A Ilrlrl kh< Irh of * 4 itlliollr 
Funeral. 

To-day, D<W Mlh, 1810, the funer- 
al of Mrs. John Na^rif , of Cornwall, 
i-amc off. Having boon requested to 

give conveyance, I consented to do BO; 
and. therefore, had an opportunity for 
the tir>t time t» witness tin- caremo* 
aiea of n Catholic Funeral. The 
h.nlv of the deceased, and the friends 
and acquaintances present, having 
been convoyed to the "Catholic 
Church" in Lebanou, a disiaix i- of 
five miles, the ceremonies of "Mystical 
Baby loo" were performed. The house 
told, and so waa everything. It 
was beautifully decorated ; and of all 
the images, I confess my inability to 
give a description. 

The ceremonies consisted properly 
of chanting by the priest, three little 
and a choir of lady singers. 
The? had music on the organ too. 1 
could not understand their chanting 
for it was all in "an unknown 
tongue" — Latin, and therefore I could 
not "prepare for the battle." 

Some water was sprinkled over the 
coffin, and various other manoeuvres 
were performed. All took about 
furtv-five minutes. Catholics verily 
nave much patience for listening so 
long to what they do not understand. 

The Priest now said, "I am the 
resurrectiou and the life; he that be- 
lieveth in me though he we;e dead, 
vet shall he live," He spoke about 
ten miuutes on these words, and the 
principal points which he noticed were 
about these : "We must have the 
true faith, — the Catholic faith, — uot 
the Protestant faith which originated 
three hundred years ago. O what 
consolation, brethren, to belong to the 
Catholic church ; lor 'though we were 
dead, yet shall we live !' Nor is it 
faith alone as some heretics teach. 
Bt James say*, 'faith without works 
is dead.'" The works which be no- 
ticed were, "that the body of the de- 
ceased bad been brought here that 
theso ceremonies could be performed. 
We trtul she is at rest, but if she has 
sinned so that she is in punishment 
it now remains for the priest and 
lrieuds to pray for her that she may 
■ot remain long there." 

The bodv of the deceased was now 
taken to the Catholic cemetery , about 
on.- mile from the church, and inter- 
red amidst "unknown" chanting-, \ C. 
Now the priest aaid: "Brethr en i I 
ma* rtfti t^i 5"o n"g%t off honre frtna 



here, t. e, yon aro not to stop in Leb- 
anon, but go directly homo to Corn- 
wall. When wc had the last funeral 
from Cornwall you went from bote! 
to hotel, and made disturbance along 
the way. There was a talk about it. 
It gives ProteatBtttfl an occasion to 
ridicule II any will stop I will read 
their names in church next Sunday. 
It is disgraceful for Catholics to be 
have so." And we returned home 
wel 1 pleased with the command, and did 
not stop save to water the horses, and 
for somo other necessaries. 

Geo. Bither. 
Cornwall, Pa. 



Brother Uohinger ; My the grace 
of God I will endeavor to write a few 
x linos unto you. I received a circular 
I from you some timte ago to solicit 
'; subscribers to the C. F. C, but am 
; sorry to say, so far have been unsuc- 
cessful, but I will try again and 
j again. I am not discouraged. I 
j think in a few weeks I will get out 
j among the people more, and if I get 
! any subscribers, will send the listim- 
! mediately ; I will do all I can for you 
J as I would like to see j-our paper in 
; every family, especially in our town, 
J where pride and the fashions of the 
j day, are corrupting everything, even 
j the churches. I do not get to church 
often, therefore the Companion is a 
welcome messenger to me. How I 
love to read its comforting pages, and 
I do not see how any brother or sis- 
ter can do without it, especially when 
they have the means at their disposal. 
1 do not have much leisure time 
with the cares of a family renting up- 
on me, but yet I love readiug so 
very much that I find time to read 
the Bible, Testament, and other reli- 
| gious books, and the Companion too 
j It is not quite a year ago that I uni- 
j ted with the Church of the Brethren. 
1 was a church member for several 
: years, ""but, alas ! I was blind like 
there are thousands at the present 
day, serving both God and Mammon. 
I prayed for light and understanding. 
as 1 thought the church I was united 
with did not obey all the commands 
of Jesus Christ. My eyes were 
opened and I could see the dreadful 
precipice whereon 1 rested. I then 
resolved by the help of God to unite 
with a church that obeyed the com- 
' mands of tho Lord, but it was a bit- 
i tor struggle to leave all my gay com 
•wftnioas | rafj e*"tn frtendfc vunred 



cold toward me, as if I had done a 
disgraceful thing; but the grace of 
God has thus far been sufficient for 
mo, and in Him is my trust. My 
husband is not united with any 
church, and my desire is, to let ray 
light shine before him and my family, 
and live near to tho Lord, that they 
can bcc that it is better to have a wife 
and mother to be a follower of the 
meek and lowly Jesus, than if she 
follows all the vanities and follies of 
the present day. 

M. It. Charles. 

Brother Henri/: We feel to give 
a little news to the Brotherhood from 
our arm of the church. We have 
had a few night meetings, which were 
crowned with the very best of success. 
Our dear young souls were made to 
rejoice on accoHut of God's love that 
flowed into their hearts, and the par- 
don of their sins, and were led down 
into the water, and buried with Christ 
in Baptism, and are now rejoicing in 
hope of being saved in obedience. 
Many more were made to feel the 
need of a Savior. Our meetings we re 
well attended throughout Ourchurch 
is small, but firm in the faith. Now 
brethren, pray for us, that God may 
gather the stray sheep into the fold 
of Christ. This church lay in the 
swamp, called the Hemlock. The 
ministering brethren present at our 
meeting were, I. Paulson, J. Hop- 
pock and the writer. 

Eld. Robeson Hyde. 

New Jersey. 



The Holy Hiss. 

Brother Holsinger .- — The follow- 
ing is clipped from a stray sheet of the 
WaverUj Magazine, on the Holy 
Kiss ; from it those intrested 
can learn on what foundation the 
faith of those professors who deny the 
propriety of the Kiss of Charity, 
rests, namely, the Council of Carth 
i ge A. D. 397. Jos. Holsopele. 

Kissing, which means in tho He- 
brew, simply adoration, or "touching 
with the mouth," was always one of 
the essential parts of heathen religion, 
without which was no possibility of 
either piety or virtue, and people were 
branded as ntheists who neglectad to 
kiss their hands, or the statues of the 
gods, when they entered a temple. 
Indeed, the feet and knees of the gods 
were quite worn away by the touch, 
rjf ^vtrsforppitrg' lrpw- vs in tire ctefe nrr/w 



^-iiuioiiA^ r.iiaiLi v^v.ttra.uvw. 



-to 



with certain saints and shrines 
abroad. This custom stood the brave 
Demosthenes in good stead ; for when 
be was the prisoner of Antipater, and 
was taken by the soldiers into the 
temple, he raised his hand to his 
mouth, as if in worship. The sol- 
diers thought it an act of adoration ; 
but it was an act of despair iustead. 
He did not mean to salute the gods, 
but to take the poison which he had 
long ago prepared for such au 
emergency. And did not the people 
of Cos, when they fouod I'sjche 
sleeping among the butterflies and 
roses, treat her as Venus " by kiss- 
ing her right hand?" So, at least, 
says Apuleius, that most original and 
delightful of storytellers. Even at 
this present day the Mahometans kiss 
the ground in the direction of Mecca. 
Tne early Christians had their relig- 
ious kiss, like all the rest. As the 
initiated into the Eleuisinian mys- 
teries kis3ed each other in token of 
brotherhood and equal knowledge, so 
did the first disciples in their Agapes, 
or Love Feasts. But in 397 the 
Council of Carthage thought lit to for- 
bid all kissing between the s^xes, not- 
withstanding St. Peter's exhortation, 
"Greet ye one another with a kiss of 
charity." It also forbade all lying on 
couches at mixed meals; and finally 
broke up the agapes altogether, as of 
a somewhat too dangerous tendency 
for ordinary humanity Several later 
sects have, at various times, sought 
to bring back the institution of the 
kis3 of peace ; but, though very 
pleasant to the feelings, and doubtless 
exceedingly edifying to the young, it 
has generally been found necessary to 
prohibit the use and continuance of 
the same, and to go back to less 
godly form3 of salutation. It still 
lingers both in the Greek and Romish 
Churches. In Russia, and wherever 
the Greek Church prevails, all per- 
sons kiss each other on Easter Day. 
that being their great festival and 
day of rejoicing, as Christmas is with 
us, and the Jour de 1' An with the 
French. "Christ is risen," they say, 
as they kiss euch other on the cheek 
-great hairy moujiks, flat-fared peas- 
ant woman, slim nobles and high- 
bred ladies mdiM-rimiuutelv. Form- 
erly the women kissed each other at 
ayble immediately after the pn>fational 
glass of brandy or vodki had been 
served, but that pretty custom bee 
now gone ont. Just before the cele- 
bration of tho Communion, too, in the 



Romish Church, some kissing is done. 
The officiating priest kisses the altar, 
theD embraces the deacon, saying, 
" Pax tibi, frater et ecciesae saactse 
Die." (Peace to thee, brother, and 
to the Holy Church of God ) The 
deacon embraces the sub-deacon, with 
"Pax tecum" (Peace be with thee) 
only ; and the sub-deacon, in his turn, 
kisses the inferior clergy, who thus 
are all bound in a mystic chain of 
love and concord ; the first link of 
which lies in the kiss of the officiating 
priest laid on tho alter. No religious 
ceremony in our own Church is now 
specially consecrated by a kiss, ex- 
cept, perhaps, the redding kiss, 
which old-fashioned clergvmen yet 
contrive to get from bride and bride- 
maids during that mysterious confer- 
ence in the ve3try, when a bride signs 
away her independence for lite. 



Elk City, Oregon,) 
Dec 22, 1870.)" 

Brother Hohinger — A few words 
from me may not be lost labor. Not 
being a public writer, I will not at- 
tempt to write in a figurative style. 
I have almost forgotten the Brethren 
as I have not seen any of them for 
about seven years; but accidentally 
coming into possession of a copy of the 
Companion it reminds me that there 
is a class of people in existence known 
as the German Baptists, whom I have 
enjoyed myself with at different times, 
and have not forgotten all of their 
good work. I feel as if it was my 
duty to commuuicato with them in 
some way or other, and knowing of 
no other way at present, I have 
resnlvod to do so by writing a few 
lines to the Companion for the 
benefit of those whom it may concern. 

I see by the copv of the Compan- 
ion that I received, that there was a 
mission of the Bretheru sent to this 
coast, known as the California and 
Oregon Mission. I should have 
been exceeding glad to have seeq 
those Brethren, as I have set under 
the sound of Brother Jacob Miller's 
voice a number of times, and 1 could 
not have enjoyed a better treat than 
to have bad the privilege of hearing 
him expound the gospel of our Lord 
and Savior Jesus Christ But I am 
deprived of that pleasure this time , 
but hoping tb*t this -Mission is only 

tho forerunner of a more ezteaded 

one I will content myself with fttjuag 

(as I am informed that they ha\e 
com* and gone again, and I am none 



the wiser of it, though had I known 
when and where to have written I 
would undoubtedly have communica- 
ted with them and tried to have en- 
joyed their company for a season) 
what their mission was, what tbey 
came to the coast for, what they did, 
where they were, and whom they 
saw. whither tbey went and whence 
they came, for I cannot find out any- 
thing they have done as yet, though 
they might have doue a great deal of 
good, but if so it must be (as it were) 
in under currents, and has not got 
far from where the labor was per- 
formed, for I have not heard a word 
that they have said, or an act that 
they have done, yet I h'pe that they 
have done a great many good things, 
and that their words and acts may 
multiply a thousand fold, for indeed 
the harvest is plentiful but the labor- 
ers are few, and of all the places that 
I ever was in this Oregon has the 
greatest fields for preaching Jesus 
Christ and him crucified. Now I 
don't want it understood that I find 
faultjwith brethren Miller and Sturges, 
but it does look to me as though they 
ought to have stayed a month or two 
and have given us all a chance to see 
and hear from them. Even one vear 
would not have been too long for the 
work that ia here to be done 

Now as I have said above, I know 
of no field that needs laborers as 
badly as Oregon. I think that some 
of the laboring brethren ought to take 
up their families and move to this 
coast. The way is not so difficult as 
it was a few years back, and 1 think 
the brethren ought to send us some 
good speakers to remain with us for 
a few years at least, until the Lord 
sees fit to choose from our own uum- 
bcr preachers to lead his flock on Zion- 
ward. The enemy has full control of 
a majority of men's souls in this 
country. We have all the isms and 
'i-m- preached here that vcu have 
there, but as to the preaching of the 
gospel of our Blessed Lord to its 
primitive purity, we have none such 
in this country, as far as I know of- 
1 think therefore, that it is a dutv 
that you owe to God and \ our fellow'- 
man, that you should send preachers 
to this const to preach the gospel to 
every creature, teaching them to »b» 
sorv* all toll . 

Years in Lot e, 

<i R Kim. 
rt of the M ' .miii- 

.1 give the brother some . 



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Oregon and California Tllmlon. 

BvoA$r //>nr</: Allow the un- 
dersigned to acknowledge through 

the columns of the ('. V C. that 
money has been received from the 
following niimtd churches, up to .Ian. 
l>t, 1 > 7 1 : 

Dftl id I. "UK. Mil. 

Thorn Apple, Mich. 

Elkhart. 1ml. 

Angwieb, I'». 
: Bank, i'n. 

Pipe Creek, Md. 

ELeokak church, *k Domoinse Val- 
ley, luWll. 

Upper Conawega, Pa. 

Daniel Miller, Ohio. 

I.< , Kivcr, I ml. 

QeorgC Carver, Dayton, Ohio. 

Received from tho Churches A 
paid over to (he Committee, $300,50. 

Tbej received of the brethren in 
Oregon and California, $106,25 

Their travelling Expenses were: 

$813,05, so you see tbat leaves mc 

short of paying tbem up, $200,30. 

How will we Balance the Remainder? 

Christian Wknoir. 

IuTitutiou— ttpecial and Personal 

I wish to inform friend Berkey that 
we have almost arrived at the conclu- 
sion that you are not coming to visit 
us again ; but we cannot think of that. 
"We will still urge upon your coming, 
if circumstaices will permit. Bring 
M Sboats along if possible, or some 
other able speaker, and stay a few 
weeks with us, and console the minds 
of some of our inquiring sinners. — 
There arc a few Brethren here, and 
they aro compelled to attend other 
churches or stay at home, and hear 
no preaching. They have bad no op- 
portunity of communing, and no en- 
couragement. I would not feel 
strange if they strayed off. Others 
In ri wish to join, but have no oppor- 
tunity. Now, Bay, will you come ? 
The neighbors here within 7 and 8 
inquire of me ever)' week 
whether those preachers are coming 
again, and sonic said that they would 
■ me, fur them "Dunkards" don't 
do as they promise. So 1 did not 
like to stand that, and I thought I 
most write ami inform .1. Berkey, 
through the C. P. C Now then, 
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"Such pieces as that in the last 
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a minister.- wife, should awaken ev- 
ery member to a sense of their duty. 
1 have often thought if the money 
that is vainly spent for tobacco, ware 
given to poor minister's families, what 
a blessing it would be to tobacco 
users, iu this world, and ten fold more 
in the world which is to come." 

If. Cahhkr 

Yes, and if to that were added 
what is just as vainly spent for fash- 
ion, and luxuries, and if the time that 
is idled away were usefully employed 
and the proceeds appropriated to the 
purpose, how we could gladden tho 
hearts of our brethren and sisters in 
the far west, whose cries for the bread 
of life are continually ringing in our 
ears, by "sending" the heralds of the 
Gospel, two by two. into their midst ! 

If if if. Let us labor to 

make it a reality. 

"Some object to the paper on ac- 
count of the advertisements. They 
think you should not publish any 
advertisements, and I am of that 
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Isaac Lutz. 

Well, now, we do not see tbat any- 
body ought to object to the adver- 
tisements we publish. .And we are 
sure we are giving reading master 
enough for the price of subscription 
asked. Nevertheless, let us hear 
what can be said against the adver- 
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be a general opposition to them. 
some method may be devised, by 
which thoy can be dispensed with. 
"What have you to say, brethren ?" 
— -^•"» ♦•^^— — . 
<luori«'«. 

Brother Holaingtt : Can a broth- 
er, a minister be ordained, who had 
once been put in avoidance, and after 
a while released again ? 

And another question : When a 
minister had been silenced, for suffi- 
cient reasons, and afterwards r< 



ed again, tan he be ordained ? We 
, look for an answer to the above 
through the C. P. C. 

(Name lost, — Ed.) 
We prefer that some brother, or 
brethren of more experience in church 
business, should answer the above, 
and will give due time for meditation, 
and response. — Editor. 

AVere Joseph and the Savior, sold 
for the same price, as it is often 
preached ? We find tbat Joseph was 
sold by his brethren to the Ishmae- 
lite traders for twenty pieces ofsilver, 
and by reference to Math. 2G : 15, 
and 37 : 3, we find that the Savior 
was sold for thirty pieces of silver. 

Will some brother give his views 
as to how long Noah preached to the 
Antediluvians and bow long he was 
engaged in building the Ark ? 

B. Pi Rooks. 

Dal Ion, Ind. 

Will some brethren give an expla- 
nation on 1st Cor. 7 : 14. " For the 
unbelieving husband is sanctified by 
the wife, and the unbelieving wife is 
sanctified by the busband, else were 
your children unclean, but now are 
they holy." Sam'l Marklby. 



MARRIED. 

At my residence, 97th, December, J870, 
Mr. T. M. AKE, and Miss. M. HOOVER, 
both of Woodberry, Bedford Co., Pa. 

8. A. Moobb. 

At Mevcrs Mills.Dccember 18th, 1870, bro. 
JACOB BAEK, of the Elklick branch, and 
sister MARY BLOl'GR of the Berlin branch, 
both of Somerset Co., Pa. 

C. G. Lint. 

By Eld. D. M. Holsine;ar, at the residence 
or Joseph Holelnger, Eld. JOHN 110 YER, 
to MARY 8UTON, both of Somerset Co., Pa. 



DIED. 



We admit no poetry under any circumttan 
mi in eonneetion with obituary notices. We 
wishtoute all alike, and vie could not insert 
htim with all. 

In the East NMraishilling congregation, 
Stark Co., Ohio, ELI. EN CARPER, twin 
daughter of brother Andrew and sister Susan 
Carper, the parents were from home bntch- 
rrir. sj:, leaving 6ix children to take care of 
the house. In the evening, after fire o'clock 
Ellen went to the cellar with a candle to 
fetch an apple. Shortly after her screams 
and shrieks wart heard, and the one next 
older running down found her enveloped in 
!l:iMH'i«. The rest of the children were at the 
barn doing their feeding. By the time they 
came to their assistance, she proved to be so 
terribly burned that she died after fl'vc hours 
of pain. Thi6 is anothor sad warning to pa- 






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rents- Age, 3 years, 8 month*, and 20 day*. 
Funeral discourse was improved by tke 
Brethren. Samuel Marklbt. 

In Upper Conawaga, Adams county, Pa., 
Deeeniber 34th, 1870, HENRY WALER ; 
aged 77 yearn, 7 months, and 20 days. He 
fell dead in Ibe morning while washing, and 
in usual good health, and never spoke. — 
Thus were two of our neighbors summoned 
suddenly to the Spirit world ; only y, mile 
from my house. 

In the same branch, December 24th. 1870 
sister POLLY HE88 ; widow of Philip ness ; 
aged GO years, 7 months, and 6 days. She 
lived with 3 grand children, aged 8 and 10 
years- In the evening at about 7 o'clock, 
she was sitting in her arm chair sleeping, 
enjoying good health. The childrea wish- 
ing to waken her, discovered that she was 
dead. Affrighted they ran up stairs, and 
went to bed, leaving old grandmother in 
her chair, lifeless, «ntil n#xt morning, at 8 
o'clock the children woke up and gave the 
alarm. The neighbors found her in a natur- 
al sitting position. So sudden can death take 
us without a struggle. 

Adam HoLLnroBR. 

Dec. 10th, 1870, In the Sandy Creek congre- 
gation, Preston Co, West Va., of Old Age, 
brother JOHN GUTHRIE, aged 78 years, S 
months, and 11 days. Brother John was a 
benevolent friend at heme, abroad, and in 
the church, having been a faithful member 
of the church for a number of years, earnest- 
ly contending for the faith revealed in the 
Gospel, and enjoying that blessed hope of 
obtaining eternal rest with all saints in 
heaven. 

He leaves a sorrowing widow, with quite a 
number of sympathizing friends. Funeral 
occasion improved by Eld. Jacob M. Thomas, 
from 1 Cor. 15 : 54-51, to a large congrega- 
tion. F. C. Barns*. 

In Chnrchtown, Cumberland county, Pa., 
on the 17th, day of December 1870, brother 
AVILLIAM C. LAHMER ; aged 39 years, 9 
months, and 11 days. He was a faithful 
brother, and his death was felt as a loss to 
the Church and friends. He suffered for 
many years with Asthma ; and after a sud- 
den and severe attack he calmly fell asleep in 
Jesns. Funeral services by the brethren 
from the 39th Psalm, to a large concourse of 
people and friends. G. Brindlb. 

In the Dnncansville branch, Blair county, 
Pa. Jan. 3rd, our beloved sister CATHA- 
RINE COGAN ; aged about 55 years. Dis- 
ease, Infiamation of the Bowels. 

Very suddenly and unexpectedly, but calm- 
ly and peacefully did she close her eyes to 
the scenes of earth, leaving her devoted hus- 
band and dutiful children to mourn the loss 
of one whose worth is ouJy known in death. 
She was kind to hor wniily, loved in the 
Church, respected in the neighborhood, and 
therefore her death has caused an aching 
void that can only bo mitigated by the sooth- 
ing hand of time. 

The sacred volume was a dear delight to 
her, and while her lamp held out to burn she 
failed not to become well acquainted with it. 
With her friends we drop the sympathizing 
tear, but through that we see the bow of hope 
to meet agaiu beyond the hills and vallies of 
time when the. disappointment and sorrows 
of life are over, if we but prove faithful, hold 
fust and endure unto the end. 

Fnneral services by the writer, from Rev. 
H : 18. Jambs A. Sbll. 

In the Shade Mill branch, Alleghany Co., 
Md, Sept. 1870, sister NELLY WORKMAN ; 
aged 84 years. 

In the »aine branch Feb. NIMROD 
WORKMAN ; aged 41 years. Came to his 



death by the cover of a coal pit falling on 
him, killing him instantly. 

In the same braach July, of conception, 
CLANA 80PHIA WORKMAN. The above 
8 funerals were attended by the writer and 
brother Jonathan Kelso, on the 11th and 13th 
of December, last, two were preached in a 
Methodist meeting-house, and in a place 
where the brethren were not known, at least 
only by a very few. We were very well 
pleased with the order and attention. 

In the Elklick branch, Somerset county, 
Pa. December 2nd, of age, Brother WILL- 
IAM 8HO0KEY ; aged 84 years, I month, 
and 1 day. 

In the same congregation December 14th, 
MAGGIE ABBERTH, daughter of brother 
Elias and sister Emma YOUNKIN; aged 1 
year, 6 months, and 34 days. Disease, Croup. 

In the same branch December the 18th, of 
Erysipelas, sister ELIZABETH BEAL ; aged 
59 yearB, 8 months, and 29 days. Improved 
by John P. Cober and the writer, from Isaiah 
3 : 10, 11. C. G. Lint. 

Henry Shaffer, born Sept. 19th, 1809, died 
November 29th, 1870 ; aged 61 years, 2 
months, and 10 days. 

Daxibl Keller. 

Near Williamsburg, Blair county, Pa.Ju-,. 
ly the 24th, 1760, JACOB SNIVELY, sou of 
elder Jacob Snivel)*, Deceased ; aged 56 
years, 11 months, and 10 days. Funeral ser- 
vices by Andrew Bassles and John Bowers. 
Visitor please copy. 

A. Shklley. 

In the Conemaugh congregation, Cambria 
county, Pa. December 14th, 1S70, AMAN- 
DA, daughter of brother 8olomon and siBter 
BALDWIN ; aged 1 year, 2 months, and 18 
days. Fnneral sermon preached by brother 
Stephen Hildebrand and the writer, from 
Matthew 24 : 44. Samuel Brallier. 

At the residence of her son, Peter Altland, 
in Shipewanny branch. Lagrange co., Ind., 
Dec. 2nd, 1S70, our old sister SALOME ALT- 
LAND. 

She was born Sept. 28th, 1784 ; brought 
her age to 86 years, 2 months, and 4 days. 
She suffered almost beyond description for 
the last four years, with Rheumatism, being 
as helpless as a child, her body and limbs 
drawn much out of shape. Her remains were 
buried in the White Pigeon grave yard, 
Michigan. Brethren David Truay, and Hen- 
ry Gephart improved the occasion by preach- 
ing from the text : "lam the resurrection," 
<fcc. The writer had visited the departed 
several times, during the last few years, and 
she was indeed the most pitiable object we 
ever beheld In the mortal. We thanked the 
Lord, when we heard of her exchange for 
an immortal life. Giorgk Lowe. 



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Number 4. 



For the Companion 
Anti-Christ. 

Especially does John in his epistles 
«xhort his brethren and sisters to an 
earnest in the love of God, and to sin- 
cere obedience in keeping the com- 
mandments. "For this is the love of 
God, that we keephis commandments." 
"We love him, because he first loved 
us. If a man say, I love God, and 
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is a liar, but he that denieth that 
Jesus is the Christ ? He is anti-christ, 
that denieth the Father and the Son." 
"For many deceivers are entered into 
the world, who confess not that Jesus 
Christ is come into the flesh. This is 
a deceiver and an anti-christ." "Even 
now are there many anti-christs." 
"Every spirit that confesseth that Je- 
sus Christ is come in the flesh, is of 
God; and every spirit that confesseth 
not that Jesus Christ is come in the 
flesh, is not of God. And this is that 
spirit of anti-christ, whereof ye have 
heard that it should com* : and even 
now already is it in the world." From 
the tenor of these passages, it appears 
plainly that John understood anti- 
christ to be a spirit working in the 
children of disobedience against Christ; 
fur anti means against, and anti-christ 
means against Christ ; as he also said 
to his disciples on a certain occasion, 
"He that is not against ug, is for ua •" 
and consequently, he that is not for us, 
is against us, -vhicb is anti-christ— 
Therefore every person, or spirit who 
is not for Christ, is against him, and 
that is anti-christ. Since John so 
earnestly encourages bis brethren to 
the love efGod by being obedient unto 
hiheommuHdmeiits, ii seems that even 
thort who profess Chftst, but obey 
not hisfommumlni. IntB, are anti ■ 
since they deny him in their work 
Such seem to baVe been the A.po 
viewy, and inch have Keen our ( 

Bat upon a mora mature reflecUon on 

this Subject, it. appears that Jobii in 
the first place dlliul.r In tOtttotbiog 

ihaimirivly i -pint of utiti . 
For tins iidver-:iry spirit «r&S perCfcpt- 

ible in all ageq of the world; eyeu in 
the first family.ia Cain when he Blew 



his brother Abel, who was already a 
type of Christ. 

In the long period from Adam to 
Christ, the spirit of anti-christ con- 
fronted the Lord's people, at various 
times, very distinctively, in the rfhapc 
of false prophets. And now, in these 
Last days, this same spirit is in the 
shapo of false teachers, ignoring the 
plain, simple commandments of God ; 
is puffed up witn worldly honor, 
" teaching for doctrines the command- 
ments of men," in creeds, confessions, 
and articles of faith, aside from the 
plain word of God. But, mark what 
the Apostle says, "Little children, 
it is the last time ; and as ye have 
heard that anti-christ shall conw 
now are there many anti-christs; 
whereby we know that it is the last 
time. They went out from us, but 
they were not of us ; for if they had 
been of us, the}' would have contin- 
ued with us."" 1 John 2: 18. 19. — 
In the first place he say a , "ye have 
heard." Mark what ho says: "ye 
have heard." Heard what ? " That 
anti-ehrist shall come " Wheu ? In 
the last time. But now it is the last 
time. "Even now are there many 
anti-christs. They went out from us, 
but they were not'of us." But from 
whom have ye heard that anti 
shall come? Answer, from old brother 
Paul. Mark what he writes to the 
ehureh at Thessalonica. "Xteniember 
ye not, that when I wa ■ byou. 

I told you these things." What tl 
Why, that the day of the I 

■ me, "except there come a 
away first, and that man Of sin l>u re- 
vealed, t| 1( . bqii of perdition ; w I 
posetb and exalteth himself above a'li 

that ifl called I . i lt;lt is 

sloped ; so that hens Gpd.sittitb in the 
temple ofCrod, -bowing himself that 
he it God, Hem . that 

when 1 wa.i \ «t tl ith yon, 1 
these things V\ Paul in - > many 
words, adi his brethren not 

haken In mind, nor troubled in 
regard to the which 

that, tuOUgh 
tery of iniquity work, 

yet thoae going out from them, and 
turning against them, of v 



speaks, is not that falling awav ■ 
shall come before that man of sin, chat 

IT, that adversary to the truth. 

. ealed, prior to the coming of 
Christ. Paul saw in the b 
Daniel that tome of Ins visions and 
prophecy were aot yet fulfilled, and 
that thas which was determined 
surely come to pass Paul kfiew that 
he was dwelling in that k;:>_ 
which Daniel saw represented 
''beast, dreadful andterrible.and strong 
exceedingly :" It had ten horns ; and 
there came up among them a-, 
little horn, and in this horu \rer. 
liketbeeyesofmen,and amiuth speak' 
tag great things. "I beheld, " 

I, 'and the same horn made war 
with the saints, and prevailed c. 
them : until the Ancient of da-. - 
lie further speaks of this horn, calling 
him a king. "And he shall 

words agaiust the Mi 
and ?hall wear out the saints of thy 
Most High, and think lochu 
and law.-.." ••And such as d 
ly against 

be corrupt by I ; but th • 

pie that kuow t heir ( i od aha. I 
and do exploits. And th^v tb 
demand among the pi all in- 

struct many : yei they shall fail ' 

and by flame, by cap. 
by spoil many day I \ 

shall d ,j l K T 

shall exalt 

Soli jtbo\c • 

till the 

rmined shall 

This n )t ] :1 |i 

- 
eompl 

Bruis, under t! ■ 
Brnls • 

reform 

CBnturj 
great, 

i 
admit of any pfi 



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M the popish part j called 

i : t believed the 

The iNfALU- 

p- m ! Uc aroes in thr oharcb, 

bank i« tke temple of (Jod ; 

,.s exalted himself above every 
; that. i6 worahipped, as it w»8 
led Though poporj is now 
much on the decline ; the power of the 
•.. Dark Ace-* was unlimited. 
• "that Wicked" has been revealed 
ng destroyed by the brigbt- 
'•rd'fl coming. When I 
...Mi,, orer the prophecies, aud compare 
with the annals of the paat, I 
. iq liud nothing which lacks fulfill- 
at thil lime before the Lord's 
ng, It appears to me that the 
• lobulation has been shortened 
rml now thev ear, " l.o, here is Christ, 
.. there !• Christ." Mark 13: II. 
/Mness of his coming is a." the 
ling shining out of the east even 
reel The apreading of the 
I '. re-ambles the lightning, since 
L of 4 iod is light : "that is the 
bt which enligbteneth every 
■hat cometh into the world." It 
is an error that some people aro in, 
■who are looking for a personal anti- 
christ to ounie to deceive the world, 
which is, and has long ago been de- 
* '.en all the prophecies rela- 
tive tu antichrist, the man of sin, have 
both literally and spiritually 
fullilled. Though the spirit of anti- 
the opposition to Christ, shall 
rontinuc to exist until the time when 
knee shall bow, and every 
..e confess that Jesus Christ is 
d of lords and king of kings. 

.1 LB. ST, IIk< KI.ER. 

Harley$vilU, /'«. 

for tht Companion. 
Ili-itrliiuOiir Another's lturdenw. 

sr ve one another's bnrdeas, and »o 
lie law of Chriit.''— (tAi.. 8 : J. 

Dear Brethren: — I will for the 

[me endeavor to write a few lines 

impanion, not that I wish 

'idled great in the eyes of the 

ren, or the world, for if you will 

• Bd verse of beaaing chapter 

can learn what I am, or any one 

baa this Wish, when we have 

all in our power, iu serving our 

a end obeying our Master, ere 

Dprofitable servants. But to 

W'c all have a bur- 
>,uve a heavier 

one 1 ere, and therefore need 

bar thai they nmv not fall 



Brethren, let not our soul of as 
think we need no assistance to bear 
our burden. That would be pride, 
selfishness, and will be sure to fall. I 
will enumerate a few items oul of 
many, to give a more clear idea of 
what we want to understand from the 
heading of this article. 

The majority of us have families 
to maintain, and when the minister 
of the word is called off to a work in 
his Muster's cause, it often happens 
in a very busy time of the season ; 
but he mutt go. How well could 
some of the brethren donate a few 
days labor to him. Would not this 
help bear his burden ? But some 
think preaching is not labor or burden. 
Brethren, you that think so. please go 
with your weak brethren and bear a 
part. Sometimes wc that arc but 
laborers are left to fill the place of 
our co-laborers, and by the help of 
God we do the best we can in declar- 
ing the truth. And you know the 
truth condemns some of unrighteous- 
ness, and they begin to shake their 
beads in time of delivering the truths, 
and after services they call you to one 
Bide, and give orders not to preach 
this publicly any more, as it has be- 
come a general practice by the breth- 
ren as well as the world, and that 
some of our old fathers and mothers 
have practiced the same before us. 
My advice is, with the apostle, put 
away all lilthiness, and superfluity 
of naughtiness, and bear the burden 
by standing the w r ord between the 
scrvantsofsatanaudtheservatsofGod. 
If not truth, rejectit, and in order to 
knowthiswemustsearch the scriptures, 
for by them I am willing to be tried, but 
not by man's carnality. John says, to 
try the spirits, and I understand him to 
mean that by the word of God we are 
to try them. If the word condemns 
us, we have not the spirit of Christ, 
and if wo have not his spirit, we arc 
not his. 

" Bear ye one another's burden, and 
so fulfill the law of Christ." A hint 
to the wise is sufficient. 

Jacob H. Fisim.. 

Batavia, Iowa. 

♦» - 

Far tkt Companion. 
Couverslon. 

We learn from the holy scriptures 

that this change is necessary to our 

d iu peace. The change is 

produced by the power of divine 

p m other words, by the agen- 

tbe HoTv ^prrir. in all who 



truly seek the Lord. The necessity 
of it is found in the corruption of hu- 
man nature and action. The testi- 
mony of God concerning our race is 
that they " have corrupted their way, 
that " there is none good (by nature) 
no ,not one,"' that the imagination and 
thoughts of their hearts are evil, on- 
ly evil, and that continually ; that 
they " are by nature children of 
wrath," and, therefore, that they most 
be " renewed in the spirit of their 
minds," and have the whole course of 
their lives changed But it isnot necos- 
sary to go largely into the proof ol 
the necessity of such a change in this 
our day. It is, however, of impor- 
tance to those who would become 
converts, that we point out the way 
according to which conversion may be 
obtained. Many, understanding that 
conversion is the work of the Holy 
Spirit, too hastily conclude that hu- 
man agency and means have no in- 
fluence in bringing it about; and 
therefore that we must wait the pleas- 
ure of the Lord, in any providential 
deliverance. The extraordinary mau- 
ner of his reviving his work in our 
day (?) and our manner of speaking 
of it, have a tendency to produce that 
impression. We see that God pours 
out his spirit at some times, and in 
some places, more than at others. — 
How natural, therefore, to conclude 
that we must wait for the seasons of 
refreshing from his presence. This 
is, however, a great and fatal mis- 
take. There are diverse operations 
of the same spirit. We must distin- 
guish between his ordinary and ex- 
traordinary operation!, and may be 
compared to the pouring out of water: 
the ordinary are like the gentle in- 
sinuating dews, and yet nothing more 
is necessary to conversion. Let any 
sinner, as a rational, accountable 
agent, bring his understanding to bear 
on the nature, necessity and means of 
conversion ; let him, in the appointed 
meana of grace, seek a change of 
heart ; the Holy Spirit is in every ef- 
fort he makes, and in all the means he 
uses, and will certainly, convert and 
save him, it he perserveri. It is not 
necessary that his understanding 
should be fully opened suddenly ; that 
his mind should be agitated with fear 
Bod despair, in order to obtain par- 
don, and be assured of an interest in 
the divine regards. But he may say 
thnt bis mind is dark, stupid, and 
barren of every thing good. It is 
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things ; but he means to say, that he 
has no adequate sense of them ; yet 
he has a sense of them adequate to 
present necessity, and if be goes on 
the Lord whom he seeks will give 
bim a deeper conviction when that 
shall be necessary. 

Prayer is one of the chief means to 
be used — the prayer of confession, at 
least, and this will lead to the prayer 
of supplication, which will in due 
time bring into his soul the kingdom 
of the living God, which is righteeus- 
uess, peace, and joy in the Holy 
Ghost. This conviction, and these 
efforts, constitute repentance. Faith, 
also, is a condition of conversion ; but 
faith, here, is not a luminous, joyous 
faith. I now speak of a couviction 
of sin, both original and actual ; a re- 
nunciation of our own righteousness, 
and an earnest desire for renewal 
through the merits of Jesus Christ 
alone. He that uodcrstundingly usee 
all the means of grace within his 
reach, shall find increasing desires, 
until they are ail embodied in the 
" love of God shed abroad in his 
heart by the Holy Gliust given unto 
bim." Tbeu, and not till then, is he 
a real couverr. But let bim not, on 
the one band, conclude that ho is tru- 
ly converted because hu sees and la- 
ments his situation ; nor, on the oth- 
er band, despair, because he cannot 
••mm vert himself. The Lord, whom 

eeka, shall suddenly come to hi* 
temple, and make his abode with him ; 
even the Father, bhe Sou, unci the 
Holy Ghost But if these gentle cou- 

ons ahme be v, and be 

attainable by man as a free agent, in 
the use of the means, why is rover- 
sion ascribed to God '! Let nx 
be misunderstood, when I say that 
man maj obtain conversion "l do 

not mean that he can convert himself 
Uul although he cannot convert him- 
self) ho may, as a free agent, use i!.<- 
which Qod has appointed ; u\u\ 
these means must lie osejd, or th 

HOC Will never be converted Hut if 
lii'' question he eoulined to tbo Q dis- 
tracting fears, despairing borrow, mid 

of mind, wh 
quently attend n of sin, the 

answer u», that (i id may permit these, 

for a season, to .subdue the obstinacy 
of the sinner, and deter him from toe 
path thai leads t » et< roal death. 
Many tvunld never reflect on their 
I I '', were they not thus compelled; 
nnd it in no wonder tlmt a Rinuor, on 



discovering his guilt and danger, 
should feel all the painful passions of 
his mind put in motion ; but bis con- 
version is not hastened, but frequent- 
ly retarded thereby. His conversion 
is not the more sound for these things, 
nor is it certain that his Christiau 
course will be the more even and 
steady on their account. St. Paul 
was dealt with in the extraordinary 
way; the twelve apostles in the ordi 
nary, and yet their conversions were 
as sound as that of St. Paul. Many 
things often mingle in the exercises 
previous to conversion, which are not 
essential to that work. Let us then 
learn to separate the dross from the 
gold. Conversion is a thing of the 
utmost importance to every individ- 
ual. Let us not rest without this and 
the evidence of it. "Jesus answered, 
verily, verily, I say unto thee, except 
a man be born of water and of the 
spirit, he cannot enter into the king- 
dom of God." John 3 : 5. "Let him 
know that he which couverteth the 
sinner from the error of bis way, shall 
save a soul from death, and shall hide 
a multitude of sins." James 5 : 20. 

I. U. TlIARP. 

WeUervbung, Pa. 

Uueonditienul Prayer. 

The spirit of true prayer is a sub- 
missive spirit. It one is pleading 
an absolute promise then may he in- 
deed be importunate and assured, 
lie stands on a Solid rock. Hue 
there are errands which the praying 
sou! brings to the throne of grace, 
embraced in no spescilic promise, 
and iu regard to which the uiostier- 
vent petitions should close with ins 
memorable words, ".Nevertheless, 
Dot my will, hut thine be d one." 

It was many years ago, whrn I 
was pastor in another State, that 1 
was visiting my senior deacon, one 
afternoon. He and his wife were of 
the excellent of the earth. The 
conversation turned on the subject 
when the good w>miii turned to me 
and said, with greatsolemnitv, u My 

young brother; i over pray one odi 

\ 1 i r any temporal good." 
After a m uncut of I BOO, she 

• daughter, some 
thirty years old, who was standing 

iii the room and ;_'a*iug St uj with a 
vacant, meanioglesa look. "You 
bco," said she, "that poor creature. 



When she was a babe, not more than 
a year old, she was dangerously sick. 
I felt I could not part with her. 1 
clung to her with all a mother's love 
I now remember it ail as though it 
were yesterday, I went into the bed 
ohamber yonder, shut the door,and, 
kneeling down, agonized in prayer 
for the life of that chiid. I told 
God I could not part with her, and 
closed by beseeching him to send 
what he would if only he would but 
spare the life of my child." Affect- 
ed by the rehersal, th»re was a mo- 
menatary pause, and then she added, 
"God took me at my word. He 
granted my request. The life of 
my child was spared to be the bane 
and the burden of my life these thir- 
ty years." 

The story , the solemnity with which 
I was myself then placed, in circum- 
stances which made the lesson espe- 
oial'y applicable, all these combined 
to render tho impression deep and 
permanent. I felt that the good 
mother in Israel had preached to 
her pastor a most valuable sermon 
from the teat, "Never pray uncon- 
ditionally for any temporal good." 

Be Ssnsibli. — Do not be above 
your business ; he who turns up bit 
nose at his work, quarrels with hu 
bread and butter. lis is a poor smith 
who quarrels with his own sparks ; 
there's no shame about any honest 
calling; don't be afraid of soiling 
your hands, there is plenty of soap to 
be bad. All trades are good to trad- 
ers. Vou cannot iret honey if you 
are frightened at bees, nor plant corn 
if you are afraid of getting mud on 
roar boots. When you c^n dig fields 
with a toothpick, hlow ships along 
with fans, and grow plumcnkes in 
(lower-pot.-, then i( still be a fine t me 
for dandies 

An Lilian whenever he go' int » 
a bad place in the swamp, used it 
mediately to put up a stake to msri. 
the spot. Thus he not only koj t 
clear of the danger the second time, 
but kept other t from the same dan 
gor. \Vo not only *h«uld guard 
Sgainai ''ur o.\:. but as 

■S. |" ay, "Lead us not iu*o teuq i 
tion, he careful to remove all temp- 
tation from others. 



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sense none else can have it, not even the glori- 
fied saints and "elect angels." In the same sense 
God only is holy. But if we cannot ascend to 
God's altitude, we can "yrmc in grace," be even 
own [ n th e process of transformation, "with open face 



A Word ol r.uronrii|{<'iuol to Young Disciples. 

The atonement is no half-way measure, and 
religion is no half-hearted service. No feat of 
SateO is equal to his persuasion of people that 
they can "fear the Lord and serve their 

gods." Christianity and worldliness are fixed beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord," 
and absolute opposites. "Ye cannot serve God j wn il e we are being "changed into the same im- 
and mammon." "\ e cannot drink the cup of the age lr0 m glory to glory, even as by the spirit of 
Lord and the cup of devils." The scales cannot j tne Lord." It is to be feared that not a few of 
balance both sides of the beam at the same time. our mem bers do not strive for perfection with an 
1 1 dress has more of our attention than, the adorn- 
ment oi the sou l w ith the jewels of grace, we are 
no! 'on the Lord's side." If the market has 
stronger attractions than the sanctuary, we are 
none of Christ's. If "the love of money" makes 
us more devotod to business, than the love of 
Chi let does to the prosperity of Zion and the 
sah \Uon of the soul, we are "dead while we have 
a i ..Qie to live." Where our treasure is there 
ml heart also, and thither tend the main cur- 



is 

rent! of life's activities. To the saint the Savior 
is- pi :ious, "the chief among ten thousand," the 
} I ag i .et of the soul's deepest, warmest love. We 
"sit under His shadow with great delight, and 
His fruit is sweet to our taste." Holiness to the 
Lord "must be written in letters of sacred blood 
on every article of raiment "from the sole of the 
foot even unto the head." Everything we put 
on for the public eye is an unrobing of the soul 
of its Divine attire. To make public sentiment 
the criterion of our costume, is to barter the blood 
of Christ for the smiles of His enemies. Take 
rare, my beloved, that you add not a little here 
and a little there to please those who appreciate 
only superficial beauty. These little fixtures in 
i Less cannot long be allowed for the sake of others, 
before we wear them to please ourselves. Keep 
yourself in the atmosphere of Golgotha, always 
in hearing distance of the death-agonies of the 
-in-bearing Savior, and the devil will tempt you 
in vain with the gewgaws of fashion. Every 
«m necessary flounce and ribbon is purchased at 
the expense of the Redeemer's blood, springing 
,rom the very element that nailed Jesus to the 

To 

T» \< hul\ for I am Holy." This is the sol- 
emn point on which turns our eternal destiny. If 
we have this we have all else that is included in 
( 'In -Ltian character. Absolute holiness isun- 
linable by the creature, lure or hereafter. 
I tod <ii!v hnth immortality," & in thic absolute 



ardor that will secure it in the world to come. 
The old serpent has coiled himself into the gar- 
den of the new Eden, and persuaded many that 
they shall not surely die, although they eat of 
the interdicted tree. The little indulgence that 
promises such great advantage without a compro- 
mise of principle — this is the pivot that swings 
souls hellward, imperceptibly at first, but with 
even increasing velocity, until, with the ponder- 
ous millstone of accumulated guilt hanging at 
their necks, they are drowned in the depths of 
perdition. "77m one thing I do" dying unto 
self and the world, rising higher and growing 
stronger in the lite of God, "pressing toward the 
mark," "following after" the Divine Ideal with 
an earnestness that involves "the loss of all things 
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ 
Jesus our Lord." This was the constant aspi- 
ration of Paul, and is the language of every soul 
in which the Holy Ghost is resident. O dearly 
beloved, let nothing come into competition with 
the claims of your blessed Lord and Savior. Nev- 
er confer with flesh and blood, but at once pluck 
out the right eye, cut off the right hand and foot, 
and cast them from thee ; for it is better to enter 
halt and maimed into life, than to have thy 
whole body cast into hell, "where their worm 
dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." It 
matters not what you lose, so long as you keep 
the testimony of a good conscience and the favor 
ot God. You can have no plans, arrangments, 
and ends apart from your Christian character; 
and just so far as you have, you dishonor God. No 
sooner do we set our feet on debatable ground, 
than we offer ourselves to the wiles of Satau, and 
show that we do not regard the service of Christ 
sufficient to yield "■fullness of joy." You con- 
stantly need wisdom and guidance from on high 
to keep your garments unspotted from the world." 
Fightings and fears, temptations and conflicts, 
gilded evils and alluring baits, meet us at every 



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Btep. Satan never slumbers, and our inbred 
corruptions are ever ready to respond to his wick- 
ed suggestions. There is a devil in as well as 
a devil out, only that is chained and decreasing, 
while this is at liberty and raging. When the 
adversary outside calls, his lettered accomplice 
inside answers. He that would reign and rejoice 
with Christ hereafter, must wrestle and bleed 
and triumph with him here. 

In one aspect the Christian lite is dark and 
sad and perilous and burdensome. It has its 
yoke, its cross, its sacrifices, its tribulations many 
and sore. These are in themselves "not joyous 
but grievous." But the other side is luminous 
with the beauty of Divinity and the glory of the 
upper Paradise. One beam from the face of 
Jesus scatters the thickest gloom in the believ- 
er's sky. Faith no larger than a grain of mus- 
tard-seed, overbalances the world, the flesh, and 
the devil. The saint's weakness, is more than 
a match for the sin-father's strength. Christ's, 
little finger is thicker than the devil's loins. 2 
Chron. 10: 10. One throb of Divine life has more 
power than all the hosts of hell, and more rap- 
ture than all the pleasures of sin. One hour on 
the bosom of Jesus yields more thrilling joy, than 
has ever been felt by the unregenerate since the 
forbidden fruit wa^plucked in Eden. "Sack- 
cloth and ashes" are a more glorious garment, 
than "purple and fine linen." The crumbs under 
the table are sweeter to Lazarus, than the sumpt- 
ous fare of the glutton. The least manifestation 
of God to the soul is great enough to beggar the 
universe besides — great enough to live for, and, 
if need be, to die for. The sun is reflected as 
fully^andjjclearly in a dew-drop as in the ocean. 
So the babe in Christ has the image of holiness 
as distinctly stamped upon the soul as the father 
in Christ. The infant on its mother's breast rel- 
ishes its nourishment as keenly as the giant his 
strong meat. The holiest saint on earth is only 
a iiii/ii<t/urc o£ Jems. O dear fellow pilgrim, 1 
beseech you as one whose heart bums with|holy 
desire fur your salvation, <ftUtimte a cfote, loving 
intimacy with Je*w. Every day, every Jhour, 
open your heart tu its utmost capacity, and in- 
vite Him to possess and sanctifj and direct e\. n 
faculty and power and impulse of' ytAir being. 
Become more familac with Jesus than with anj 
friend on earth. Tell 1 liinall your wants. Carry f 
every burden to Him. Whisper every soundl 



into His ear. Pillow your soul on His bosom 
in every trial and perplexity. Confide all youi 
troubles and heart-achs to Him. Let all your 
tears fall upon His feet. Cling to Jesus with 
such love and fervor as those alone can feel who 
are wedded to him forever. Close your eyes to 
"the pride of life," and your heart to the seduc- 
tions of the flesh. Let your baptismal vow be- 
come daily more solemn in its obligations, and 
more Divine in its significance. "Look not be- 
hind thee," "Remember Lot's wile. "Sell not 
your birthright for the pleasures of sense." 
"Give all diligence to make your calling and elec- 
tion sure." 

C. H. Balsbaugh. 

Address Delivered at the Dedication otSnlcniC'oI 
legeatBourbou, Indian u 

(Contin«ttl.) 

Constantine, "professing himself a Christian, 
undertook to convert the kingdom of Christ into 
a kingdom of this world." The visible church 
becoming thus the object of royal favor the 
teachers and overseers of the fleck being exalted 
into affluence, grandeur and influence in the em- 
pire, the light that had so clearly shone over the 
world, and the gospel pow%r and love which had 
enabled thousands to die cheerfully and trium- 
phantly at the stake began to grow dim ; and 
centuries passed while spiritual darkness covered 
the earth and gross darkness the people. Heav- 
en seemed, till the tweltth century to frown on 
the earth. The pen and tongue were fettered. 
The persecutor performed his work without hind- 
rance. The voice of religious liberty wa6 hushed. 
The humble true devotee retired to the Alpine 
valleys, and mountain caverns. But the Bible 
was in the keeping of God who was waiting His 
own time to call it forth to the light, and t<> 
publish truth among the nations. 

The scholar led the way. Putei Walus ol 
Lyons, in love for the church translated the Bi- 
ble into French. The minds of many were 
awakened and the fire burned. "Men love dark 
nees rather than light because their dwd^ are 
evil," and all the power of state were brought 
tQ bear upon the rapidly developing (lnistain 
lile and power. Catherine 1 >e Mediei and Si. 
Bartholomew's day will call up terrible thing 
the end of time. "Truth struck to the earih 
will rise again." 

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at theii zenith. That astonishing power had 
extruded over nearly all Europe, England was 
well nigh subjugated. The fitting time came 
tor the pall to be Temoved from modern Europe. 
The slumbering fire that had kept secretly 
burning in the bosoms of Waldenses and Albi- 
gtpMt, had begun to show signs ot growth and 
power. Ecclesiastics hid in cloisters the Divine 
Law, and had substituted formularies in its stead. 
There was an intellectual and spiritual upheaval 
in western and central Europe. Men thirsted 
tor a better life and cried for light. Their pray- 
ers were answered. It came through collegians. 

VVickliffe, whose learning and sterling piety 
had secured tor him both honor and place was 
first warden of Cantebury College, Oxford. His 
sonl was warm in the cause o[ the Reformation. 
He felt that his Wrnir.g, his pen, and his life 
must be devoted to the cause cf the church. He 
translated the Bible into Anglo-Saxon. Multi- 
tudes rejoiced to read it in their mother tongue. 
Its long suppressed precepts gave new life to thou- 
sand!. The Eord blessed the man and the work. 

The Areopagi of Athens had long ceased to 
canvass the merits of Platonic, Epicurean and 
Stoic Philosophy. Academic Groves of Greece 
were no more the centres of learning, but "be- 
yond the Alps," and among a modern people the 
seeds of learning were sown, along the banks of 
the Rhine and the Danube and in the valleys of 
the Alps. The names of Luther and Melanc- 
thon, of Zwingle and Calvin, are eminently con- 
spicuous in that memorable encounter of Truth 
with error, — that life and death struggle which 
marked the history of the sixteenth century. 

John Knox, of the university of St. Andrews 
became the dread of the enemies of reform. 
Priest and monarch quailed in his presence. He 
taught the truth that the world had not yet com- 
prehended, that both civil and religious rights 
were the common inheritance of all new truths, 
which, when recognized would require kings to 
relinquish prerogatives, and the enfranchisement 
of their subjects. 

In these rough controversial days, when light 

the earth was yet dim, and human rule arbi- 
trary, and men were vindictive, we may find 
much that we may wish were wiser and better. 
1 ,it us throw over the times the mantle of charity, 
when we find among them a consciousness that 
the truth was then but dawning, that the sun 



had not reached its zpnith. Both on the conti- 
nent and in the British Isles the master minds 
both for and against the church were found 
amongst Collegians. At the seats of Learning 
as in Jerusalem, Alexandria, Athens and Rome, 
where the best cultivated intellects assembled, 
were found the centres of the great reform life 
and power. 

The records of another century disclose the 
fact that while kings are contending for prerog- 
atives and parliament for power, the printing 
press had become the great instrumentality in 
the hands of the controversialists. Tyndal trans- 
lated the whole Bible and published a printed 
edition. The church had still its cloud of wit- 
nesses. The version in present use called king 
James's translation followed. The fires were 
kindled in academic halls, Kenelon, Flavel, Bax- 
ter, Milton, Kempis, Bunyan. Barclay, Penn, 
Fox and Robenson were few of a host who spoke 
and wrote in defence of civil and religious libertv, 
as well as of the apostolic, and evangelic faith 
At a later day we have the touching and elo- 
quent teachings and able writings of such men 
as the Wesleys, Horne, Newton, Clark, Calvert, 
Scott, and Hunter, Asbury and Whitfield. I 
need not dwell on the advance made by mod- 
ern Europe nor of the learned works of Neander 
ot Germany, and of Chalnkre of Scotland ,of kin- 
dred intelligent minds of our own century ; for 
with them come a cloud of witnesses to the fact 
that the religious world is constantly assuming 
higher ground and entertainig more catholic con- 
ceptions of the apostolic faith. 

Let me then, my young friends, who are to be inmates 
of this college, bring this truth solemnly home to you. — 
To such as you all through our land, must we look for 
that great work which remains to be done before prophe- 
cy shall be fullillcd, when " the glory of the knowledge of 
the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters do the sea ." 
To you must we look to hasten this glorious result. 

Let us look over the earth, and contemplate its thous- 
and millions of people, only about one-third of whom have 
heard, mach less read, the written Law of God. Even 
Christendom is groping in the dark. Evangelical Chris- 
tianity finds too many men of highly developed minds ar- 
raying their learning against it. Pantheistic and My- 
thological philosophy in our day revives in the guise of 
Materialism and nationalism in their diversified forms.' 

In the very church itself the controversy is earnest and 
persistent, a contest which must go on until the gospel 
day shall thine oat in its native primitive parity, fair M 
the moon and clear as the sun. 

In this controversy, mind will continue to grapple with 
mind, and the strongest intellects on both sides will be 



christian family o.>Mi#Ajnu>;. 



earnest for victory. History is ransacked for proof, lan- 
guages traced to their roots, philosophy, logic and rhet- 
oric, are taxed for aid. The real contest is for God and 
his Law ; for the Church and the Bible on the one side, 
and for the Prince of this world on the other. A king- 
dom is arrayed against a kingdom. 

1'rophets have told u.s that a glorious future awaits us. 
But to do this work, will require much earnest, patient, 
ehristian life-labor. Men and women in Europe and 
America have laid their lives on the altar. All our learn- 
ing is demanded for the Lord's cause. 

The history of the Reformation is but the developement 
of those fundamental truths that sustain both church and 
state, and secure to this nation whatever of gratefulness 
and happiness, in the providence of God, it may possess. 

The pioneers that sought a shelter on the rock-ribbed 
coast of New England, on the beautiful Hudson and Del- 
aware, and on the Ashley and Copper rivers ornamented 
by stately pines made fragrant by the yellow jessamine, 
were pilgrims who had no continuing city here, but sought 
one to come. 

They bad learned in dungeons, and by passing through 
the fire and by gibbet, that a peaceful home in the deep 
wilderness, with God and freedom, is better than a pal- 
are with political and spiritual bondage. In these fit re- 
treats, the stern Puritan, the Catholic, the Swede and 
Finn, the Huguenot, and the Quaker, the persecuted of 
the old world under whatever name, could seek shelter 
from the wrath of tyranny, and perform their devotions, 
each under his own vine ; and the church had rest. 

These pioneers were not ignorant men. In gospel 
light, in Literature sacred and profane, in Science and Art, 
they had seen the true relations of Church and ltate. — 
Kin^s were begging for the protection of their preroga- 
tives while their thrones were being shaken, and their 
subjects were inquiring about their natural rights. 

But the American mind wa9 not all clear ; some had 
not yet learned that civil and religious liberty are the 
commoniuhrr dance of all. They assumed that, " We are 
right and being right, are entitled to liberty. Being right 
we are proper judges of others, and none but those uho are 
right are entitled to liberty. When men will not of their 
own free will, do right, they should be compelled, or suf- 
fer until they will, For a "time, until the light of the Ref- 
ormation became more generally diffused, the inquisitori- 
al honor made a dark chapter in American church history. 

In that deep deadly struggle of two hundred years 
ago whin jrreat minds grappled with error, and "seized 
upon truth where'er twas found'' when with a martvr 
spirit the trials of tea and land, the tfibiernfiM, famine, 
pestilence and death were resolutely met, we find, as the 
result of all this baptismal ordeft), principles like the fol- 
lowing the fruit. 

1. That the most successful method of resisting tyr- 
any id by iinbucing the minds of the whole people, with 
a true and intelligent love of liberty, and thus creating a 
necessity for a free government. 

-. That revolutions. In gorernnent can be moat safe- 
ly made bj the ballot, and by teaching truth. 

B Thai (i-mI blesses food and prayerful men and will 
-t them in accomplishing hli purposes in the sartk 

4 That governments 1 1 k*< aseoks, go from the mo- 
tive imparted to them and depend on WUe men more than 
on good /r?" 



5. That good government succeeds best when the 
citizen is a patriot through a conscientious desire to hon- 
or the divine law. 

'1. That no class of men can monopolize moral truth. 
It is the common inheritance of all. 

7. That all men are equal in privilege and accounta- 
bility before the law, that every citizen is entitled to the 
right of trial by a Jury of his compeers whose verdict 
should be unrestricted. 

8. That noble blood is only found associated with a 
noble heart and mind. 

9. That no people may be brought into bondage bnt 
by their own consent. 

10. That the power for making, sustaining, and m 
ifying governments is in the people. 

11. That knowledge and learning generally dillu 
throughout a community are essential for the freed 
and happiness of any people, and that the orphan a- well 
as the more fortunate child is the ward of the state. 

IS That no earthly power may absolve man fi 
his allegiance to God, and that all men should of right, 
be permitted to worship him according to the die 
their consciences. 

13. That even savage nations should be recognized 
as possessing instincts, and a sense of right in common 
with ourselves, that may be controlled by sound rea 
truth, and justice, and that they may be made allie 
more favored nations in the improvement of sooi- 

14. That the tendency of Christianity and genera! 
intelligence is to advocate the happiness and secure the 
permanent peace of nations, and by the light of prop! 

we may feel the assurance that the destiny of man is to 
rise upward ever until every nation shall be enfranch 
and evangelized. 

These elements, the fruit of the reformation of martyr 
and evangelic lives, beautifully blend in the coustitu; 
al law of our state and nation. In these elements the 
church can take root and live, and it is for the patriot 
Bcholar, and the christian statesman to guard. de\ 
and mature them. 

The truly conscientious man is the be^t citizen 1 1 ■- 
that acts through both the love and fear of God, will 
ford the best security to the state The rights ofoOJ 
are the most sacred rights. It is God's prerogativi 
hold the heurts und minds of men obedient U) tbi 
Law. Aj we come to this SS citizens wo will not only 
feel a desire, mutually, as Christians to encourage 
other to faithfulness, but we will as eiti. I 

laws and character of the state that bamaa forcrni 
shall harmonise with the Divine 

This great work with its responsibi 
hands. It is for us, as laborers for the chnrcb, to 
that these elements of the reformation are no: oolyuui- 

rertally diffused tbrOSgh our own nation, but v.. 

also rec . . • tact that a l»ivine Providence 

meant that the pi ir intelligence, freedom und 

moral influence should be bit among the : th«# 

Qlol 

• 



a pilot, thai steers the slop has his fa 

the rudder, and bi <• time iijjo.n I 

abovs ■ . 

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Christian Family Companion 
city. Pa., Mmm. ?:. i*7i 

Thr Fawowr unci tUr I-ord** 
Supper. No. I. 

. i B4| s i"N i u \'-n > l 
Wr 

The first 

i ferencs to tl.' 
ting, which Jac 

* "i-toni of the limes, 
I ab'8 marriage, be' 
Rachel. The measure 
all 1 we< k, however, is as 
•ion of man. This 
H ded, ii" d'.ulit, to bo n 
m< : lorial, to preserve tbo 
of the srx day's crea- 
irenth 
.. all bis work. She six days 
work may be done, remind 
lays in which " the Lord 
l e:i and earth, the sea, and 
, them is," and the day of 
• ! before our minds the com- 
i of \h>' creation and tlie Lord's 
from all bis work which he had 
rforc the children of 
[] keep the Sabbath, to ob 
. ibath throughout their 
as, for a perpeteal covenant. 
sign between me and the chil- 
li Israel forever*; for in six days 
; made heaven and earth, and 
be rested and wiaare* 
, 1:16,11 As Cod ended his 
- : d the seventh day, and work 
■ t'd the seventh 

generation, so 

eased i. >rd ended his great 

n ibo first day of 

n .- . when b« arose truimphant 

■ ■II and the grave, in 

of which his people observe 

'a day — the first day of the 

• 1 still preserve the cycle of 

rs as a memorial of the work 

On the Brat day of the 

M which he 
:.<mi the dead — our Savior ap- 
1 unto hi- disciples ; and in a 



from that, be met with them every seventh day for seven conseoa 



again ; on both of which occasions he 

said : "V into you." John 

2o : i . I in the day of pen 1 ' 

which also was the first day of the 
week, he led captivity captive, and 
•ifts nnto men,'' qualifying his 
disciples to execute his great commis- 
"and the same day were added 
unto them about three thousand 
souls." .' . 11. 

A prophetic tveelc, (Dan. '.): 24-27,) 
is the .-pace of seven years, a day for 
a Mar. This method of calculation 
was- very easy to the Jews, vrhose 
law required them to observe the 
Seventh year as a Sabbath, as well as 
the seventh day ; it also required 
them to number " seven Sabbaths of 
years," " seven times seven years," 
or forty-nine years, at tho end of 
Which they were to observe a sab- 
batical jubilee, "and proclaim liber- 
ty throughout all the land unto all 
the inhabitants thereof." Lev. 25 : 
1-17. 

The seventh day of the week was 
■ Sabbath — a day of rest; and the 
seventh year was a Sabbath — a year 
of rest. Beside these they had other 
rest days — holy convocations — also 
called Sabbaths. The tenth day of 
the seventh month, irrespective of the 
day of the week on which it fell, was 
"a Sabbath of rest." Lev. 1C: 31; 
23 : 26-32. So was also the first day 
of the seventh month, Lev. 23: 24. 
The first and last days of the feast of 
tabernacles were holy convocations, 
and wore called sabbaths. Lev. 23 : 
33^40. As their holy convocations 
were sabbatlrs, and as tho first and 
last days of the feast of unleavened 
bread — the fifteenth and twenty-first 
days of the month Abib — wore holy 
convocations, in which they were to do 
no manner of servile worit, (heap days 
were also sabbaths. I*'v. 28: f>, It',. 
From a careful examination of this 
passage of scripture it also appours 
very clear, that, counting from the 
sixteenth day of the month, the mor- 
row after the fifteenth day 6abbath, 



tive weeks, was a sabbatb. How 
absurd, then, it is to say, as we bavo 

heard from the pulpit, that no day ex- 
cept the seventh day of the week was 
called sabbath. 



Moxtm In the Bible there is a 
very close connection between the 
terms "month" and "moon." The 
principal points in connection with the 
Hebrew month, are, its length and the 
manner in which it was calculated. It 
may be reasonably inferred that the 
month at first corresponded to a luna- 
tion, that is, that it set in with the 
first observance of the new moon, and 
continued until the next new moon. — 
As they ware not skilled in making 
astronomical calculations, tbey could 
not tell the precise time of the moon's 
conjunction with the sun ; but by care- 
ful observation, tbey were generally 
enabled to kuow the day on which 
the new moon could first be seen, and 
with which their months would com- 
menco. "And David said unto Jona- 
than, Behold, to-morrow is (lie new 
moon;" "and Jonathan said to David, 
to-morrow is (he new moon. 1 Sam. 
•A : 5, 1 8. From these texts we infer 
that, in the time of David, they knew 
when to expect the new moon. From 
the same chapter, 24 — 26 verses, we 
ascertain that their months were reck- 
oned from new moon to new moon : 
" So David bid himself in the field ; 
and when the new moon was rome, 
the king sat him down to eat meat. — 
And the king sat upon his seat, as at 
other times, . . . and David's 
place was empty. * * * * And 
it came to pasB on the morrow which 
was the second day of the month, that 
David's place was empty ; and Saul 
said unto Jonathan his son, "Where- 
fore cometh not the son of Jesse to 
moat, neither ycsfcrdtiy, nor to-day V 
From the circumstance here noticed 
it is evident that tb« new moon mar- 
ked the first day of the month, and 
that the second day of the moon's age, 
or the morrow after the new moon, 
"was the second day of the month." 

In the account of the Deluge, Gen. 



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7: 11, 24; 8: 4, from the seventeenth 
day of the second month, to the sev- 
enteenth day of the seventh month is 
reckoned as one hundred and fifty 
days. From this faet some have con- 
cluded that the month was not strict- 
ly lunar. We must, however, not for- 
get that, in this early age the world, 
they had not become sufficiently ac- 
quainted with the motions of the 
heavenly bodies, to calculate the exact 
time of the moon's changes. They 
were, therefore, led by observation ; 
and the first appearance of the new 
moon marked the first day of the month. 
It did not require a long time to dis- 
cover that none of their months ex- 
ceeded thirty days ; but as some of 
them numbered thirty days, whenever 
fog or clouds prohibited them from 
seeing the moon, not to commence the 
month too soon, they reckoned it thir- 
ty days. This might occur for sever- 
al consecutive months, as in the case 
of the Hood, and each month would 
have thirty days, as in that case when 
five months numbered one hundred 
and fifty days. Whatever departure 
from the true lunar month would in 
this way be made, could easily be cor- 
lected when the new moon was first 
thereafter observed ; for disregarding 
the number of days in the month, it 
ended when the new moon was seen, 
as that marked the beginning of the 
new month. 

As regards the number and names 
of the months, and the manner of their 
use, we can do no better than to quote 
rom Smith'* Bible Dictionary un- 
der the head of Months. IIo says : — 

The commencement of the month 
was generally decided by observa- 
tion of the new moon, which may be 
detected about forty houre after the 
period of its conjunction with the sun. 
According to the rabbinical rule, how- 
ever, there mint at all timei have 
'••■•'ii a litttlc uncertainty beforehand 
as to the cvirt day on which the 
month would begin; for it depended 
not only on the appearance, but on 
the announcement ; if the Important 
word Mekuddaah were qo( prpnonnc 

ed until after dark, the following daj 
was the first of tho month ; if befsw 



dark, then that day (Bosh hash. 3, § 
1). But we can hardly suppose that 
such a strict rule of observation pre- 
vailed in early times, nor was in it 
any way necessary : the recurrence of 
the new moon can be predicted with 
considerable accuracy. The length 
of the month by observation would 
be alternately twenty-nine and thir- 
ty days, nor was it allowed by the 
Talmudists that a month should fall 
short of the former or exceed the lat- 
ter number, whatever might be the 
state of the weather. The usual num- 
ber of months in a year was twelve, 
as implied in 1 K. iv. 7 ; 1. Chr. xxvii. 
1 — 15 ; but inasmuch as the Heb»ew 
months coincided, as we shall pres- 
entlv show, with the seasons, it fol- 
lows as a matter of course that an 
additional month must have been in- 
serted about every third year, which 
would bring the number up to thir- 
teen. No notice, however, is taken 
of this month in the Bible. In the 
modern Jewish calendar, the inter 
calary month is introduced seven times 
n every nineteen years, aecording to 
he Metonic cycle, which was adopted 
by the Jews about A. D. 360. The 
usual method of designating the 
months was by their numerical order, 
e. g. "the second month" (Gen. vii. 
11), "the fourth month" (2 K. xxV. 
3) ; and this was generally retained 
even when the names were given, e. g. 
"in the month Zif, which is the sec- 
ond month" (1 K. vi. 1), "in the 
third month, that is, the month Sivan" 
(Esth. viii. 9). An exception occurs, 
however, in regard to Abib in the 
early portion of the Bible (Ex. xiii. 4, 
xxiii. 15; Deut. xvi. 1), which is al- 
ways mentioned by name alone. The 
practice of the writers of the post- 
Babylouian period in this respect 
varied: Ezra, Esther, and Zecbariab 
specify both the names and the nu- 
merical order; Nehemiah only the 
former; Daniel and Haggai only the 
latter The names of tho months be- 
long to two distinct periods: in the 
iir»t place we bay* tli.w peculiar to 
the period of Jewish independent 

which four only, even including Abib, 
which we hardly regard as a proper 
name, are mentioned : vir. , Abib, in 
which the l'assowsf Ml (Hi xiii. 4, 
xxiii. 15, xxx If, 18 j Deut. xvi 1 ), 
and which was outablished as the 
fii'-t month in commemoration of the 
Rxbdu I I ciL 9 1 ; Zif, the i 
month ilk u L, ST ) ; Bui, the 
eighth fl K. vi. 38) -, and Ethanim, 



the seventh (1 K. viii. 2). In the 
second place we have the names 
which prevailed subsequently to the 
Babylonish captivity; of these the 
following seven appear in the Bible : 
Nisan, the first, in which the Pass- 
over was held (Neb. ii. 1 ; Esth. iii. 
7); Sivan, the third (Esth. viii. • ; 
Bar. i. 8) ; Elul, the sixth (Neh. vi. 
15 ; 1 Mace. xiv. 27) ; Chisleu, the 
ninth (Neh. i. 1 ; Zech. vii. 1 : 1 
Mace. i. 54) ; Tebeth, the tenth (Esth. 
ii. lb) ; Sebat, the eleventh (Zech. i. 
7 ; 1 Mace. xvi. 14) ; and Adar, the 
twelfth (Esth. iii. 7, viii. 12 ; 2 Mace, 
xv. 36). The names of the remaining 
five occur in the Talmud and other 
works : they were Iyar, the second 
(Targum, 2 Chr. xxx. 2) ; Tammuz, 
the fourth; Ab, the fifth ; Tisri, the 
seventh; andMarcheshvan, theeighth. 
The name of the intercalary month 
was Veadar, t. e. the additional Adar. 
Subsequently to the establishment of 
the Syro-Macedonia Empire, the use 
of the Macedonian calendar was grad- 
ually adopted for purposes of litera- 
ture or intercommunication with oth- 
er countries. The only instance in 
which the Macedonian names appear 
in the Bible is in 2 Mace. xi. 30, 33, 
38, where we have notice of Xantbi- 
cus in combination with another nam- 
ed Dioscorinthius (ver. 21), which 
does not appear in the Macedonian 
calendar. It is most probable that 
the author of 2 Mace, or a copyist 
was familiar with the Cretan calen- 
dar, which contained a month named 
Dioscurus, holding the same plan in 
the calendar as the Macedonian Dvs- 
trus, t. e. immediately before X ant In- 
cus, and that be substituted one for 
the other. Tho identification of the 
Jewish months with our own cannot 
be effected with precision on account 
of tho variations that must inevitably 
exist between the lunar and the solar 
month." 

Year. —The year among the llo- 
BfMTi gen. rally consisted of twelve 
mOOIli, or lunar month*; but u it 
w u necessary, in order for a proper 
observance of all the rites of U 

feasts that the year should almi\s 
li.k'iu about the name M-ason, it be- 
came necessary about once In three 
years to add one mouth , for, u- 
noliced ill the iulf I l! the \ 

should aiw ays consist of twelve lunar 
month*, in almut thirty-four vex* tta 



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- inning would run backward 
through all the .seasons. This was 
not allowable ; a- certain fruits, the 
productions "f the earth, were 
quired to be offered on specified days 
of the year Here again we will 
c|<mte from Smith's 1 *> i b. Dictionary 
— article, Year : — 

I he Hebrew year, from the time 
of the Exodus, was evidently lunar, 
though in some manner rendered vir- 
tually solar ; and we may therefore 
infer that the lunar year is as old as 
the date of the Exodus. As the He- 
hrew year was not an Egyptian year, 
and as nothing is i-aid of its being 
new, Bave in its time of commence- 
ment, it was perhaps earlier in use 
among the Israelites, and either 
brought into Egypt by them, or bor- 
rowed from Sberuitic settlers. 2. The 
year used by the Hebrews from the 
time of the Exodus may be said to 
have been then instituted; since a 
current month, A bib, on the four- 
teenth day'of which the tirst Pass- 
over was kept, was then made the 
fi r.-t month of the year. The essen- 
tial characteristics of this year can 
be clearly determined, though we 
cannot (jx those of any single year. 
It MM essentially solar; for the of- 
ferings of productions of the earth, 
fir.M-fruits, harvest-product, and in- 
gathered fruits, were fixed to certain 
days of the year, two of which were 
in the periods of great feasts, the 
third itself a feast reckoned from one 
of the former days. But it is certain 
that the months were lunar, each 
commencing with a new moon. There 
must, therefore, have been some 
method of adjustment. The first 
point to be decided Is how the com- 
mencement of each year was fixed. — ■ 
Probably the Hebrews determined 
their new year's day by the observa- 
tion of heliacal, or other stac-risings 
or Bettings known to mark the'right 
time of the solar year, it follows, 
from the determination of the proper 
new moon oflhe firnt mouth, wheth- 
er by observation of a stellar phenom- 
enon, or of the forwardness of the 
crops, that the method of intcrcala- 

i nu only bave been that in use 
after the Captivity, the addition of a 
thirteenth niojuh.- whenever the 
twelfth ended too long before the 
equinox for the offering of the fir^V 
fruits to Ix- made at the time fixed. 
The later Jews had two commence- 



ments of the year ; whence it is com- 
monly but inaccurately said that they 
had two years, the sacred year and 
the <ivil We prefer to spenk of the 
sacred and civil reckonings. The sa- 
cred reckoning was that instituted at 
the Exodus, according to which the 
first month was Abib: by the civil 
reckoning, the first month was the 
seventh. The interval between the 
two commencements was thus exact- 
ly half a year. It has been supposed 
that the institution at the time of the 
Exodus was a change of coramenc- 
ment, not the introduction of a new 
year; and that thenceforward the 
yrar had two beginnings, respective- 
ly at about the vernal and the autum- 
nal equinoxes." 

Our Savior's resurrection was on 
the first day of the weak which came 
first in order after the full moon in 
the month Nisan": and Easter Sun- 
day, which is held as the anniversary 
of his resurrection, is, according to the 
council of Nice, which was held in the 
year 825, the first Sonday after that 
full moon which comes on the 21st of 
March, or next after that date, Ac- 
cording to this rule, the new moon 
that first preceeds the full moon which 
regulates Easter, marks the begin, 
ning of Abib or Nisan. But in more 
ancient times, the beginning of the 
Ilebrew year was decided, either by 
the appearance of certain stars or by 
the forwardness of the crops. 

We shall now arrange the numbers 
and names of the Hebrew months in 
order, showing how they compare 
with each other according to the civil 
and sacred reckonings of the year, 
and also their comparison with our 
mode of computation. The first col- 
umn of figures indicate the number of 
the month according to the sacred 
reckoning, which had its origin at the 
tiuie of the Exodns, and the second 
column the number according to the 
civil reckoning. The first column of the 
calendar months, our own reckoning, 
shows the months in which theirs 
allj began, and the second, the 
mouths in which they ended. It- is 
however, evident that their mouths 
sometimes commenced earlier than at 



others, according as the new moon 

was earlier. 

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Veader was the name of the inter- 
calary month used to equable the 
lunar year with the solar. It an- 
swered mostly to March. 

Hoping that our readers have close- 
ly followed us in onr notice of the 
divisions of time as used in the Bible, 
attention shall next be called to the 
Passover. 

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The Fiona Y*nth. 

The January number of our juven- 
ile paper, has now gone lorth to meet 
its young patrons and readers, in its 
new form, and a beautiful colored cov- 
er. Men are not the best judges of 
their own work ; but we confess that 
we are very much pleased with the 
Youth in its present form, and with 
the January number, especially, both 
in its execution and contents ; regret- 
ting only the many typographical er- 
rors, some parts of it not having re- 
ceived any correction at all. 

We now offer the Youth as a first- 
class paper, aud if our Brethren and 
friends desire such a pai>er to be pub- 
lished among us, we invite them to 
support it. It will not pay exponses 
with less than a thousand subscribers 
above our present list, most of our 



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subscribers paying us only seventy- 
five cents, taking it in connection with 
the Companion. At this rate, it will 
take a large circulation to compensate 
for the labor. The present form con- 
tains over a column a month more 
than that of last year, besides what 
is gained by driving out all the adrer- 
ti8emeuts. 

It is so arranged that it can be di- 
vided into four parts, for distributing 
among Sunday Schools, furnishing 
one part for each Sunday in the 
month. In that case we do not sup- 
ply the cover but cut them apart, and 
send them well wrapped, and offer 
them at reduced rates, when ten or 
more copies are sent to one address. 

We have a few extra copies of the 
January No., which will be sent as 
specimens, on the receipt of ten cents. 
Specimen packs for Sunday Schools, 
will be sent for ten cents. 

"Monej is so Scarce." 

That is the complaint in almost 
every letter. Our agents say they 
could do much more for us if money 
were not so scarce. Well, of course 
we cannot publish our paper without 
money, for every thing we use costs 
us money, and it is generally wanted 
cash down too ; but'we want to ac- 
commodate our friends, and will give 
them all the time we can afford. We 
will take any number of good, honest 
subscribers, who will pay us within 
the year. However, let no one delay 
a week after he can spare the mon- 
ey, as wc will be in need of it all l In- 
time. Agents will send us what they 
have collected. Don't scut over $1.50 
at our risk, without registering tin- 
letter. 



IIuv«- I'lilli nrr . 

Already some of our subscribers 
arc beginning to write tin- seqond 
time, on account of the irregular arri- 
val of their papers. Have patience 
friends ; we are still about five- duys 
behind time. We would have nearly 
caught up, but our new. snpplj of pa- 
per did not arrive in time, ami delay- 



ed this number over a day. In anoth- 
er week we hope to catch up, then if 
any numbers are missing we wish to 
be informed of it at once. Tell us 
what number is missing, whether No. 
1, 2, 3, or what, and we will supply 
them without fail. 

Children's Paper. 

The Childrens' Paper is the title 
of a small monthly, the first number 
of which has found its way 'to our 
sanctum. It is somewhat of an illus- 
trated paper, having one cut showing 
Daniel in the lions' den, another of a 
little girl feeding chickens, another of 
a boy beating an ass, and the fourth 
of a Winter scene in a barn-yard. It 
is quite neat and readable. Price, 
per single copy, 40cts, a year ; ten 
copies 3$. Address II. J. Kurtz, 
Dayton, Ohio. 

Specimens oftlie Phrenological 
Journal. 

Having had frequent applications 
for specimen copies of the Phrenolog- 
ical Journal, we have applied to the 
publisher, aud have received a num- 
ber of odd copies of last year, which 
we can send to those who wish to ex- 
amine it, at ten cents each, which 
they are well worth to any one who 
can appreciate good reading. 

Brethrens' Almanac. 

The second and last edition of our 
Almanac fos 1871, haa now been ex- 
hausted, and we can receive no more 
orders. 

In this connection, we will say, we 
have a copy of the Almanac, in which 
we will note all errors in name's and 
addresses, deaths, ministers elected 
Ac, to be corrected in the edition for 
1872. There are a number of names 
of ministers omitted, which we hopu 
to obtain in future editions It will 
be in order to make corrections, at any 
time; but we will call special inten- 
tion to the matter about the lirrU of 
.Ink 

ilrruttiui. 

Iu the concluding portion of 1' 8 
Newcomer's article, No. \i, pa*- 



read : " The opinions of all gre.at men 
when once proclaimed to the world, 
become food for public use, so long as 
we do not exagerate or misrepresent. 

Back N umbers 

We can furnish back numbers to all 
new subscribers to the C. F. C, for 
volume seven, to the. number of sev- 
eral hundred. Send on your orders. 



Ministerial Visit. 

We were favored with a visit by 
brother John W. Brumbaugh and ;-is- 
ter Peggie, his wife, and brother Sam- 
uel A. Moore, on Friday the 13th. — 
They remained with us over Sunday, 
and had preaching in Birmingham, 
but on account of the very bad weath- 
er they had rather a slim turnout. 
They found ourself sick and in bed, 
so that^we could not attend the meet- 
ings, but we did enjoy their company, 
and their kind admonition and words 
of encouragement; and we believe that 
such visits frequently repeated would 
have a good effect upon the Compan- 
ion family. Try it brethren and sis- 
ters. 

Answers to Correspondents. ■ 

Isaac Farnemax. You over paid 
by 75 cents : we apply it to the poor. 

I L Glass. It is right ; and we are 
thankful to you fur remitting se 
promptly. 

Lewis W Teeter. We cannot ac- 
count for the failure in acknowledging, 
but your Money Order for $20.00 was 
received. • 

M 8 JACOBS. A fair understand- 
ing: we are square 

Samiti. M BROKE. Your cornmi*- 
■ion is CiO eeats, which you cau de- 
duct from the price of nny of our 
books or publications. 

1>amkl Smith M D. The Alma 
Q»Cfl were sent before your letter ar- 
rived. Shall we still ecud tin ti. V. ? 

Da\ii> H. Smi.r/.. Who »«-nt in 
v our name feat year I 

\s\ I RoKJ Your sulmcripiion 
had expired . \\ ah roluoie », A \\ 
have entered your name for another 
year. 



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CORRESPONDENCE 



Correspondence of church nnet solicited from 
a'.\ parte of the lirvtherhood. Writer's name 
and address required on every communication 
at /uarantee of goo<l fatth . Rejected communi- 
ty manuscript turd, n»t relumed. AU 
oirnmuricationi fur publication should be writ- 
ten upon one Mid* o/tht sheet only. 





Dear Brethren and Sitters. — I 
will give a short report of my late 
visit to .Bedford and Somerset coun- 
ties, Fa. Arrived at the new meet- 
ing house at Dunning' s Creek, on the 
evening of the 17th of December. 
Il:ul ten meetings in that branch: 
quite an interest was manifested by 
ihe members and others. A general 
desire is manifested, not only by 
members, but others also, to obtain 
more light on the ordinances of bap 
ism and feet-washing. On Monday 
26th was conveyed by brother Hiram 
Musselman, across the Alleghany 
mountain to the Shade Branch, Som 
erset county, where I enjoyed myself 
very much among the dear members. 
A ttended ten meetings in this branch, 
generally well attended, by mem- 
bers and others ; and quite an inter- 
est manifested in the word preached. 
I Mi the '2nd of January was brought 
across the mountain, back to Dun- 
mug's Creek, by brother Jacob Ber- 
key, accompanied by brethren Jos. 
Berkey and II. Musselman, having 
been invited to attend a council 
meeting in said Branch, on the 3rd., 
that evening (2nd) brother J. S.IIo). 
singer spoke in the Lutheran church, 
at Pleasantville, on tho subject of 
Christain baptism, by request of 
some of their members. I trust the 
truth did not suffer by the investiga- 
tion. On the evening of tho 8rd tho 
subject of Feet-washing had been 
announced, and was treated on, ac- 
cording to the ability that God gave. 
On the 4th was conveyed to brother 
John M. Holsinger's, where I atten- 
ded meeting that evening, and an ap- 
pointment was then made for Satur 
(lay evening, & the subject announc- 
ed to be: "Church Goverment." 
A professed preacher of the gospel. 
having some weeks bofore, in a school 
n<a: h_v, spoken ou that sub- 
ject, and openly, and positively de- 
nied the authority of disowning mem- 



bers, no matter what their conduct | Brother John S. Holsinger was 
or deeds may be. On the .*>th was | ordained at the same time. So that 
conveyed by John S. Holsinger to ' part of the Yellow-creek congrega- 
:?nowberger's meeting-house, where j tion k now considered a separate 
I met brethren J. W. Brumbaugh ' branch ; and will hereafter be repre- 
and Joseph Snowberger of Clover- ' sentcd as such at district meetings ; 
creek Branch, on their return from adding one name more to the list 
a visit of several weeks. We had of churhes for Middle Pennsylvania 
two meetings that day, and also on ' District. 



the 0th, the evening meeting on the 
0th was also devoted in examining the 
subject of "Church Government." 
On the 7th, was taken by brother 
D. Snowberger to Ilolsinger'a meet- 
ing-house, where the disputed point 
was spoken on at length to a 1 arge 
and attentive audience. 

Eighth again conveyed by brother 
S. to their meetinghouse, at 10 A. 
M. and in the evening to Esholman's 
for evening meeting. 9th to Brum- 
baugh's, Cltver-creek Branch ; where 



Elders Jacob Miller of Yellow, 
creek, and Joseph Berkey of Shade 
Branch were in attendance at said 



Meeting. 



I met my companion, and learned 
that she enjoyed reasonable good 
health during my absence: also met 
brethren W. Howe and A. Van Dyke 
of the Lewistown Branch, and enjoy- 
ed their company very pleasantly 
for two meetings. 

On the 11th I started for home 
with staff in hand, but was overtaken 
by brother G. Puderbaugh who took 
me on his sled to Martinsburgh — 
here engaged a sleigh, took his sled, 
home, unhitched one of his horses 
sent his boy with me the greater 
part of the way. When a cup of 
cold water will be noticed, such 
iflits of self sacrificing kindness will 
surely not pass unrewarded. 

Saturday, January the 14th re- 
turned to Dunning's-creek again, 
where, according to previous an- 
nouncement, a choice for a minister 
was to take place. Preaching on 
that evening, and next day at 10 
o'clock; alter which the choice was 
attended to ; which resulted in tho 
selection of brother Jno. B. Miller 
for the ministry. Ho having served 
for some time in the office- of deacon, 
the church decided to choose anoth- 
er one in bis place : whereupon the 
votes were aghin taken and resulted 
in a tie vote f .r brethren George 
( alaban aud Christian S. Holsinger, 
and so both were installed into the, 
office of deacon. 



Daniel M. IIolsixueii. 



Brother Henry : — Inasmuch as 
church news is always more or less 
interesting, and we trust edifying too, 
we have taken upon ourselves the res- 
ponsibility of communicating a few 
items, relative to this part of God's 
moral heritage ; and we have conclu- 
ded to transmit through the medium 
of the Gotnpanion, believing that the 
majority of your readers love to read 
and hear of the success and prosperity 
of our beloved fraternity. 

According to previous arrangements 
a series of meetings commenced on the 
evening of the twenty-fourth of De- 
cember in the Berlin congregation, and 
continued about two weeks. Breth- 
ren D. F. Good, G. Bricker, and D. 
W. Rowland, from Franklin Co., Pa., 
and J. H. Baker, from Meyersville, 
Md., came to our help. C. G. Lint, 
from Elklick congregation, was also 
with us a few days, and took a part in 
the ministerial labors. But unfortu- 
nately brother D. H. Rowland took 
sick, and consequently could only be 
present at a few of our meetings, and 
brother G. Bricker being a mere youth 
in the ministry, almost the entire la- 
bor rested upon brethren D. F. Good, 
and J H. Baker, to whom the success 
of the meeting may, in a great meas- 
ure be due. The brethren met twice 
a day, morning and evening ; and the 
attendance being very large and regu- 
lar, the meeting, of course, soon be- 
came very interesting and edifying to 
both saint and sinner.^aa the sequel of 
i this communication will show. 

All classes and sects came pouring 
in, seemingly anxious to know what 
these hnmble strangers had to say, as 
servants of God, in regard to the wants 
and spiritual interests of the *Oul, as 
portrayed in the Gospel. AudWesrc 
satisfied that many have goie away 
with quite different coneiusitJfls, in 



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reference to the application of the sa- 
ving means of the Gospel, as adapted 
to the soul. 

No sooner had these servants of the 
most high God introduced themselves 
to the people of Berlin and vicinity, 
and commenced to preach the word in 
its primitive purity and power, than 
the work of the Lord commenced to 
revive ; stirring up the minds of the 
people by way of remembrance of these 
things. Every member seemed to be 
at his post, together with the preach- 
ing of the Word to such great effect 
in the demonstration of God's Spirit, 
and the combined prayers of God's 
people ascending even before the throne 
of Jehovah, we trust, verifying the 
saying that "The prayer of the right- 
eous availeth much." Thus the ark 
of God commenced moving forward, 
and we are persuaded in our minds, 
according to promise and the assur- 
ance of inspiration, that the tears, 
groans and supplications of the saints 
have been heard in heaven and ans- 
wered upon earth ; not only in reviving 
the poor way-faring pilgrim through 
this benighted world, but also in 
bringing the sinner solemnly and sin- 
cerely to reflect upon the danger of 
procrastinating time, and thus jeopor- 
dizing his soul in the prospects of 
heaven and its congenial climes, upon 
the sunny banks of final deliverance. 
Nor is this all, whilst the brethren 
have been so liberally disposed in deal- 
ing out the crumbs of the bread of life 
to the hungry foul, our hearts have 
been made glad in the reception of the 
same. It was a rich feast to the bouI 
indeed. At the same time they have 
not refused to send arrows of convic- 
tion to the sinner's flinty heart : thanks 
be to Goa, wounds have been inflict- 
ed that can only lie healed by Jesus. 
The result is that twenty souls have 
confessed Jes«8, and were added to 
the church by immersion, giving u« 
their bands and Jesus their hearts. — 
Notwithstanding the depth of winter 
with its keen blasts and garb of ice 
and snow, the ice was cut, and an 
edict went forth from the hearts of 
this people : "Not my will, but thine 
be done in all things.'' Manv others 
have almost been persuaded to be 
christian-, laboring under profound 
convictions, and we trust, jos, pray, 
that they too, may be led into t In- 
fo! <1 of king Jesus. 

We would here state that siaoe 
June last, forty-ono members 1 
been added to the church here, to 



the chucrch militant here below, and 
we pray that we might be so unspeak- 
ably happy as to be translated into 
the church triumphant above. 

Dear brethren and sisters, let us la- 
bor and pray a little more, ia order to 
become more thoroughly qualified unto 
every good work, that we may become 
efficient instruments in the hands of 
God, in doing good all around us. — 
No matter whether official or lay 
members, we have all a work to do, 
and cannot be idle in the vineyard of 
the Lord. In short, we aro all labor- 
ers together. 

By way of conclusion, wc would 
just say, from what we have experi- 
enced of lato, and from the glorious 
results of our meeting, that we feel 
like encourageing meetings of this 
kind. Yours in the bonds of union. 
E. Cober, 
E. J. Meyers, 

Berlin, Pa. W. G. Schrock. 



Brother Henri/ : — It is with pleas- 
ure that I take my pen to contribute 
a little church news for the Compan- 
ion. We had purposed, some time 
ago, to hold a series of meetings about 
the hollidays.and had written for help ; 
but obtained none from the brethren, 
on account of hindering circumstances. 
Being disappointed in this, we conclu- 
ded that we would petition the good 
Lord for help, and go to work. We 
commenced our meeting on the first 
day of January, and continued until 
the evening of the tenth, in which 
time the Lord added unto our little 
zion thirteen souls, which wore inita- 
ted by baptism ; and two more, which 
had strayed away from the fold were 
made willing to return ; which makes 
an aggregate of fifteen ; and wo trust 
that manny more were deeply impres- 
sed. The church in general was much 
revived. Amongst those that were 
baptized, was Peter Lohr. I here 
mention his name for the satisfaction 
of bis friends what we think would bo 
glad to hear of his return to the Lord, 
even in his old days. Dear brethren 
we can truly say that we had a time, 
of refreshing from the presence of the 
Lord, which made our hearts greatly 

rejoice .May the Lord continue his 

good work, and may we one and all 
gird up tlje loins of our minds, and 
bopS to thy end. for the grace that 

•ball be brought to u - st toe pei ela- 
tion of Jesus Christ, ia the prayer of 

your week hut sincere brother, 

CHJCIb't J BHOWALTBB. 



Gleanings lront Subscribers. 

" says he will quit the use 

of tobacco in every way, and pay ten 
cents for the paper, though be is well 
able to pay full price. I submit him 
to you ; do as you choose." 

Well, we'll take him, though really 
he ought to pay full price, as he will 
get all the benefit of the reform. Per- 
haps by the end of the year, when ho 
sees how much he has 6aved and 
gained he will conclude to pay the 
balance ; unless he should happen to 
take to the " root " instead of the 
" weed." 



I mean to do for you what I can, 
and help to make up the loss you 
may have on account of the decided 
stand you have taken in opposition to 
tobacco, though I must confess to my 
shame I still use a little myself ; 
though I have Bpont no money for it 
for the last eight months, and hope, 
by the help of the Lord, soon to be 
entirely free from it. II. F. Lev. 

That is the way to do it : say I 
will, and then ask the Lord to help 
you ; and it will bo an easy matter. 
God helps those who help them- 
sell es. When we help ourselves into 
a had habit, we ought to go a good 
ways towards helping ourselves out 
of it. 



1 do not belong to the church, but 
I feel an interest in your paper, he- 
cans. • it exposes evil, such as tobacco, 
and other evils. I hope you may 
prosper, and still expose other evils; 
and I would name as such, the rais- 
ing of tobacco, and raising corn for 
distillers, and thus sending destruc- 
tion throughout the laud. All such 
evils have a bad influence upon the 
church." 

It doefl appear reasonable, that, 
if it is not right to use the tobacco 
and the liqoOT, we ought not to help 

make it, or to sell it \\Y would not 

do either I. .t Si W '. help the ene 
my in the least, not BTSO bj ■ wink, 
lie has help BQOUgh without BJ 
hail you not betti : the 

church, friend Lf ^ru could do 

espeds j • 

Think of it 



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\\ b feel thankful to our heavenly 
Father that then arc still some thai 
can (rive good advice ami encourage* 
meat to us who art- so far from hear- 
ing the true Qospel preached • 
Lora'a 1'iiy, as many can do. We 

still hope that soma good speaker 
from among the many that are in 
other parts of the Brotherhood, will 
come ami srttle in OUT neighborhood. 
Brother Michael Forney was up from 
Kichland, and held six meetings here 
with us ; and we wore much rejoiced 
to hear him speak 

Jamk- M' Buipk 
Uazlr Deli, III. 



" I frit sorry when 1 saw in the 
Companion that there are brethren 
who would rather pay two dollars for 
a larirer paper that does not advocate 
sound doctrine, than to pay one dol- 
lar and fifty cents for the Companion. 
which advocates the truth as it is in 
Jesus. I think it shows a very weak 
faith in the word of the Lord." 

S. L. Nkwcomer. 

I wish you would send the ('. V. ('. 

to young Sister : . She 

ii a poor, weekly sister, and has noth- 
ing except what she is nolo, to work 
for. She does not spend money for 
tobacco, or any other unnecessary 
things, and is very fond of reading 
the Competi t ion and would be lost 
without it. I hope the Lord will 
cause some good brother or sister, 
who has the means, to send you 
$1.60 for it. 

A. J. CoRRELL. 

She fills the bill, and of course 
must have the C. F. C. ; but we join 
brother Correll in his hope that some 
brother or sister may be induced to 
pay for it. as our list of free copies is 
getting quite lengthy, while our con- 
tributions for that purpose do not yet 
reach $5. Those who contribute to 
that fund, and do not wish their names 
published, will plea»e select the 
name, or token by which we can ac- 
knowledgetbcir contributions through 
the paper. When the amount reach- 
re dollars we will publish it. 

\ ; were kind enough to Bend the 
Almanacs, but said the monej 

to hand 1 now send another 

fifty cents to pay for them, Si I think 

I can tope a little as easily as you can 

much I am vcrv much pleas- 



ed with the A Imauacs, and consequent- 
ly I don't want you to lose anything 
on them. Ifa.v t. UtBIH. 



Thank you, brother (iarber, it does 
us good to meet with abrotherofyour 
stamp, occasionally. We lose quite an 
amount of money in that way, during 
tho year. And yet it is a delicate 
matter in business. Urn Writer is sure 
he has sent it, and does not feel like 
sending twice ; and if wc do not send 
hi:n what he had ordered, he will cease 
to patronize us. Ilence, in nearly all 
cases, we have borne tho loss, amount- 
ing, some years, to over a hundred 
dollars a year, expecting to make up 
part of it by continued patronage and 
confirmed friendship. 

Another drain on our income is, by 
the loss in bad money, counterfeit 
notes, which amount to considerable 
in a year. All suspicious-looking bills 
we mark, and if pronounced bad we 
return them ; but still we are frequent- 
ly taken in, mostly on 50ct notes. — 
Now, these are passed off on ns by 
our brethren, unconsciously, of course, 
and we must lose it. We, therefore, 
highly appreciate it when our breth- 
ren manifest a willingness to help bear 
some of those losses which cannot in 
any way be attributed to any fault or 
•hort-coming on our part. 



satisfy the minds of the ignorant who 
know so better, or perhaps in obedi- 
ence to the Methodist Discipline. 

We did not realize that the ( 
pknio* added so much to our enjoy- 
ment, until last week it failed to reach 
our post office. Its loss made us feel 
the uecesity of having a Com// anion 
visit us every week for our instruction 
and edification. One brother came 
three miles through wet and mud for 
his C. F. C. I hope the time will 
soon come, that our paper will be so 
well supported, that it will make ub a 
visit for every week in the year. 

Antiovh, Ind. 

We fondly hope that our brother 
may be gratified in his desire. And 
besides, being prosperous in the busi- 
ness, we hope that we may also be 
supported by a strong corps of carefu 1 
contributors and correspondents, who 
will prepare their manuscript with 
care and skill, so that the editors can 
occasionally leave the office for recrea- 
tion, and to mingle with kindred spirits. 
In every congregation, some one ought 
to be appointed whose duty it will be 
to communicate deaths, marriages.and 
all other matters of interest. 



Kan. Mm; Thoughts Xo. 2. 

BY S. M. MINNICK. 

On last Sabbath, the certainty of Brother Baily has been here twice 

death was very forcibly presented to We are very lonesome, and would 

the minds of the citizens of our village. ' like fer seme of the brethren to come 

They assembled at the SI E., Church and preach for us, as I think there 

in the A. M., to hear a discourse by could be much good done. And as 

the pastor, iu memory of a little girl, we are commanded to go into all the 

whoee spirit hadasceuded.totbeCourts world and preach the gospel. If they 

above. In the V. M , they were again will come and preach for us we will 

called upon to sympathize with par- treat them the best we are able. I 

entS who Were compelled to hare their live nine miles west of Charleston, 

only child consigned to the cold grave, on the north side of the river, near 

The minister had baptized (a» they cross lanes, 
call it, ) one of these little Iamb Mother has been taking the Corn- 

few hoors before- its death He bad panion sinc« August, anal have-been 

to say, however, in his reading it, and am highly pleased 

on, that " The spirits of a//chil- with it. It is a great pleasure to me 

dren who die iu infancy, go to the to hear from the brethren and to read 
arms of Jesus." This being his bclii explanations on pa 

m only account for bii e scripture, when i have no' theoppor- 

hy assuming that besprinkles these t unity of hearing them preach, 
lambs of the kingdom of Ilcaven to I. H- Starkey 



Brother Henry: — I have neglecbd 
•■• riting to you for several days. I 
wish to inform you of our lonesome 
condition ; there are but four of us 
that belong to tho church in these 
parts. My wife and myself were 
baptized last November. My mother 
and grand-mother belong to the church. 
We are here without any preachers. 



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How Is it r 

Brother liohinger : — We general- 
ly believe that Martin Lutlier was j 
the founder of the Lutheran church. 
.John Weslev of the Methodist, and | 
Alexander Campbell of the Camp- 
bellites, and according to jour bio- 1 
graphical sketch Alexander Mack | 
must have been the founder of the 
Brethren Church, as you say be 
was the firatminister among thelireth- 
ren. Here in Indiana we preach 
that Christ was the founder of our 
church. J >o. II. Miller. 

R EMARK.S. — We would not say that 
Luther Oalvin, and Campbell are the 
founders of the sects that are named 
after them. They were the agents 
the instruments through whom said 
churches were organized ; but the 
founder was in advance of them, and 
must be traced either to the source of 
good or evil. We do not say in our 
biographical sketch of Alexander 
Mack, that be was the founder of the 
church, but he was the first mintster. 
We do not claim our roligion by birth- 
right, or apostolic succession. We 
see no advantage in denying what is 
true ; but on the contrary we see harm 
in it, by avoiding the true issue and 
assuming a wrong one. Alexander 
Mack was the first minister of the pe- 
culiar organization of which we are 
now a member, and we can see no 
good reason why he should be de- 
spised for that. Neither did he ever 
claim, nor do we now claim for him 
any special honor from that source ; 
but facts are facts, and when we go to 
recording historical events, or biog- 
raphies of men, we desire to deal in 
facts. We believe that Jesus is the 
Author, the Founder of the Church, 
but mei were the instruments through 
whom he accoomplished the work, 
and brother Murk was one of them. 
Rut we never prearh upon this mat- 
ter at all. Wo preach Christ, and 
show that the Church of Christ will 
keep the commandments of Christ ; 
then we i»how that the Brethren 
do keep the commandments, and the 
inevitable conclusion is that the 



Rrethren are the Church of God, no '■ 
matter " whence it cometh or wbicher 
It geetfc, for so ii every one that is 
born of God." 

<|ueri«s. 

Will some of the young readers of 
the Companion, tell us why Christ 
is called the Word and Wisdom of 
God? E. S. Millkb. 

Brother Henri/ : — I should like 
for some brother to give an expla- 
nation of Matthew 1G : 18, '-And I 
gay also nnto thee, that thou art 
Peter, and upon this rock I will 
build my church, and the gates of 
hell shall not prevail aga : nst it " 
What rock had the Savior in view 
in speaking unto Peter? 

W. G. Lint. 

MARRIED. 

On the 3rd of January by Elder C. G. Lint, 
brother SIMON MILLER of the Black Hawk 
Branch, Iowa, to slater LYD1A FIKE, of the 
Elklick Branch, Somerset Co. Pa. 

In the Elklick Branch, Somerset Co. Pa. 
Sept. 25th, 1870, of Typhoid Fever, LYDIA, 
daughter of brother Samuel P. au:l 
8asau MILLER: aged 15 years, 6 months, 
and S3 days. 

DIED. 



We admit no poetry under any clrcumitan 
eei in con ruction with obituary notice t. If< 
wiihtoute all alike, and we could not imert 
veriet with all. 

At the residence of her son-in-law, Thomas 
Thompson, in Muscatine Co., Iowa, June 90, 
1570, sister ELIZABETH RESLER ' aged 61 
years, 8 mouths, and 11 days. She lived a 
consistent member In Christ, for 35 years. — 
Funerrl services by Eld. Joseph (i.irber. 

Also in Cedar Co., Iowa, Oct. 7lh, 1870, 
Ll'CINDA KIIALER, daughter of the above; 
•gad 39 years 3 months, and 3 days. 

Taos. O. Sbtpbb. 

In the Benton Co, congregation. Iowa, 
Jan 4th, 1871, brother JOHN TROXEL; aged 
33 years, 8 months, and 3 days. The deceas- 
ed was a faithful deacon In the church. His 
wife and three of his children died seme time 
before hi* death. Three small children are 
left without father, without mother, to 
mourn their loss. May the Lord bless and 
provide for these little orphans. Since May 
last, eleven of the Troxels have died In the 
town of Marvvllle. Disease, Tpyhold Fever. 
Funeral services i v ' 0, Watters and the 
writer, from the U$d, Psalm IS, 14. IV 

Thos. (; Snyder. 

In the Upper Cumberland District, 
berlaml < .. . l'i rfovembe Nth 1870 broth- 
er Ml M:V SHEAFS! 91 years. 3 
months, anil 10 daj He suflei 

(tor MVeral vars, from Dropsy; but 

I affliction* with Chrlalla 
until the good Lord saw tit to end his suffer- 
ings by taking his spirit bone to Himself, 



who gave It. He left a widow— a slater, and 
eons aud a daughter, and brelhern and sis- 
ters la the eliurh to mourn their loss- But 
we do not sorrow as tbo-.e who have no hope. 
Funeral occasion was improved by the breth- 
ren from Philemon 1 : 31. 

DiMII. Kei.i.bk. 
/in Tulpehocken Branch, Pa., of old ate, 
CATHARINE DOHNER, and widow of John 
Dobner, and mother-in-law of brother C. Bq- 
cher, January 5lh 1871 ; aped 77 year-, i 
months, and 27 days. She spent 8 mouths 
onjberjbed aud months she had to be 
nursed like a child. "And whosoever shall 
give to drink unto one of these little ones, a 
cap of cold water only, in the naoae of a dis- 
ciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no 
wise lose his reward." The occasion was 
improved by the Brethren from Isiah, 35 : 10. 

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" Whosoever iov6tb me Ketipetn rm cominundaienis"— Jesus. 

TYRONE, PA. TUESDAY, JAN. 31,1871. 



AUi.oOFer Am 

Number 



The Prayer ot Nabmisftion. 

Father, I know that all my lifo 

Is portioned out for me, 
And the changes that are sure te come, 

I do not fear to see ; 
But I ask yet for a present mind, 

Intent on pleasing Thee. 

I ask Thee for a thoughtful love — 
Through constant watching, wise. 

To meet the glid with joyful smiles, 
And wipe th« weeping eyes ; 

And a heart at leisure from itself, 
To soothe and sympathize. 

J would cot have the reitless will 

That hurries to and fro, 
Becking for «ome groat thing to do, 

Or secret thing to know : 
I would be treated as a child, 

And guided where I go. 

Wherever in the world I am, 

In whatsoe'er estate. 
I have a fellowship with hearts 

To keep and cultivate ; 
And a work of lowly love to do, 

For the Lord's owu. welcome wait- 
So I aik Thcc lor the daily strength, 

To none that asJ; denied, 
And a mind to blend with outward life, 

While keeping at thy aids ; 
Content to lill a little space, 

If Thou be glorified. 

And If some things I do not ssk 

In my cup of blessings be, 
1 would litre my spirit llled the more 

With graceful love to Thee ; 
More careful but to serve Tiiee much, 

And to please Thee perfectly. 

There are briars besetting every path 

That call for patient care ; 
There is a crosi in every lot, 

' '1 an earnest need for prayer ; 
But a lowly heart that leant uii Thee 

Is happy everywhere. 

In a service which Thy will appoluts, 

There are no bonds for | 
Kor my inmost heart is taught the truth 

That makes Thy children free . 
\n.l a life of eelf-ienouDcing ! 

Is a life ol liberty. 

A Family Itutj 

To fear God and keep Li* com* 

inunil:. .iv of until. 

Borne of those commandments relate 
directly to things temporal, while 
others to 1 1 . i 1 1 1_> - spiritual, or 

eternal. Christ teaches thai some of 
these are weightier, tbao others, ami 
terms them "the good part, 
would thai is first to 

the kingdom ol God and his right 



eousness." Seeking the kingdom of 
God, and hif> righteousness, is our 
first, and may I not Bay, our chief du- 
ty ? If we obtain this kingdom — 
which is a spiritual kingdom — it will 
be manifest to all around us. It will 
be like a city set on a hill, or like a 
lighted candle net on a candle-stick ; 
yea, more, it will be like leaven. Al- 
though it is set up first in the heart 
of man, it will uot be hidden there, 
but will soon iufluencc all with whom 
it comes in contact. It is impossible 
for man to profess religion — at least 
the religion of Christ — and keep it se- 
cret. Religion Implies such duties as 
to make it a mutual thing ; and if a 
parent professes it, he will no longer 
live for himself If the injunction: 
"seek ye first the kingdom of God," is 
observed, it will be made a family 
duty. Beading and speaking the 
word of God, as well as prayer are 
indispensible family duties ; and it is 
this part of the worship of God that 
I wish to write on ut prc.-ent. 1 am 
aware that some object to making 
this a family duty. I was t n <• call- 
ed on to speak in Elkhsrt Co., lod., 
and in my desultory remarks, spoke 
of the duty — as 1 considered it — of 
family worship; and after 1 took my 
seat, a worthy brother, ruse and re- 
marked, that "we should always be 
careful not to teach thai fi r a 
mandnoent which was m t command- 
ad ;" and, said he, "family worship is 
not a command ;" but "it id 
and « hataoei er i g >od ia right. " 1 

know not why he Bp k but I can- 

not forget it 

Were I to write oo public worship, 

I Would UOt e\pcrt OppOSitil 

rom the ministers 
. i the great institutions ol i 
keeping ali re in I lii • w orld, a 
curing to nu o I lie benelii - of the 

. 
thai of tho 
that when 

through thai Cbristiai 
.i church, and a-* ui rvn aud be- 

In lie "11 

1 

. it," uml u ■ ■ man 
out the w uma 
without lLo man, iu the Lord," tho 



one who is in the Lord, i 

ly attend to the worship of God in 

his, or her sphere; for women sh 

■ "labor in the Lord." 
ship of (rod, with but a few ex 
tions, was performed in families by 

, the faithful ones, in the earlic- 

, of the world. Although we do 
find the direct command of doing 
before Abraham's time, yet we know 
that Abraham did so, and thut G 
blessed him for i 

, I hide from Aural 
which I do 
shall surely become a great aud 

' mighty nation, and all the nation! 
the earth shall be blessed in him: 
! ■ I know him, thfi 
macd his children aud bit I 
hold after him, and they Baall I 
the way of the Lord, to do justice and 
judgment, that the Lord may b 

' upon Abraham that which M I 
ken of him." Audafur the Law 
given unto the children of! 

enforces the first principles of n 
ligioo on his people, by exhoi 
them to keep the eon 
statutes; and judgments of the Lord, 
and says, "] words, which I 

command thee this day. be In thin i 
heart ; and thou sbalt teach i 
diligently onto thy childre 
.-huit talk of them when th ill - 
in thy house, ami when thou walk 
by the way, and when thoo 
down, and when thou risesi up " — 
- much for the i 
of the word of the I. ni I i < ur fum;- 

id If you . . word can - 

full\ l 11 learn that the com- 

;> liie I 
uml I' 

well 
mist) • 

well as Ali. 
and therefore 

out his fury upon | ' 

I 

to h 
' ibu' bii , 



wuu.>i l.A.s 1'AMILI COMrANlOX. 



■ 
Brethn 

id teach- 
" God Ian- 

in Matt 6: 33, is in u 
in Tim. 2: i, 

i to 
iflip, inn botl . u.ilv 

well as public. B 

- . ad how i 

this du- 
" will give jrou 
!U wting point, but like pub- 

i rship, dmty and Burrounding 
imetimea demand 
Llthough there arc do re- 
• t, when all is Bum- 
■ have a Bofficienl 
rn trbid the neglect 

• the twig is bent, the tree 
lined." It is in the family that 
good can be done to children. 
If pan ntfl all would perform their du- 
theia famili«H, tbi | be 

who would i 
■ires from a child."— 
apoatle Paul gives i! 
Christian family, I 
; : parent in language as fol- 
I Rthers, provoke not your 
ildran to wrath: but bring them up 
in the nurture and admonition of the 
Lord.'' It is always necessary for 
to have the 
i will of ilia pupils; BO 
went in a Christian family, must 
bare the confidence, love, and good 
I of his children, which are gii 
■ his care to be instructed for heav- 
i rial life. A. such is uu- 
dly the a - ay it 

is, then, that fathers proi their 

en to wrath. Having the con- 
re, and good v, ill of bis 
Idren, the parent is then I.. 
•net them. "Nurture and ad- 
ion of the , what a world 
ming do these few words con- 
Nnrturo— food, or diet, uour- 
■ ■dueatiou. &c. Christian 
. your children have fouls as 

duty 
i 
be fed with the bread of 
■ '•■ done dailv , vr 

words of Christ are nol 

■ our dai- 
hild in the 
I when . 
Bi 

l 

' ' ' fi 



up, and "nurture in the Lord " 
requires thai you do il in the 

ionition," 
jy reproof and counsel againsl fi 
■v, and all this 
■•'•"I in early childhood. Ji 

the teach ( r fa 

over children than the i : . 

<; '" i ' '" from 

«per Bpow in then 

that the parent act his par; as I 

er m the family. The v , 

is so plain on this duty that I tl 

K nnm QOro 

■ ti Long 



For the ' 
Ought— la it Binding? 

intransitive rcrb, and n consii 
by many i binding 

ing. We shall therefore proceed to 
examine the word carefully by differ- 
ent authorities. We refer 
the reader to some of our standard 
lexicons, and eminent men of the day, 
as to how they define the word. 

" Ought"— to be held or bound iu 
duty, or moral obligation."— in 
"To be obliged by duty."— Walker. 
" To be bound by duty, or to be oblig- 
ed. " — Worcester. '• To be bound bv 
datyVMcGufey. " Bound."— 2 
We will now get the meanin 
some of the principal words in the 
definitions. Bound — "to be obliged 
t, "ail, or kindness.'' Duty 
bal which a pi bound by 

any obligation to do." Obligal 
" the binding force of a vow, promise, 
■ ct, law; any act by which a 
person becomes bound to do." C 
—"to be under obligation." 
definitions of the word ought and the 
meaning of the principal words in 
them, we find the word ought to be 
binding. 

Opon examination of the I 
find the word • bo binding — 

"that 

d the weightier matters of the 

law, which by the meaning of the 

word oughl they were bound by duty 

t > 

tl 
': 23. Luke 11 : 42. 

te reader 
I which I i 

• • 



a we the love 
laid down his life 
for us : and we ought to lav downour 
lives for the br< i John, ! 

worthy opponent, wl. 

you may be, tl andment frojn 

•■."inning is •• that i 7 love 

1 John, .; : 11. ■■ I. 

■' also to love 

" For when we were 

without strength in due time 

Christ died for the ungodly." " But 

in that while we were vet Burners.— 

Christ died for us." Rom. 6 : 6, 8.— 

" This is my commandment, that ye 

love om i have loved 

you. Greater love hath do man tl 

this, that a man lay down his life for 

" I 
!U!1 t'lf uephcrd; the good 

shepherd givetb bia life fortbeeheep " 
John 10: 11. The above quotations 
are sufficient to convince any un- 
prejudiced mind that the word 'ought' 
in the above text is binding and that 
we are under an imperative dutv to 
lay down our lives for the brethren. 
But as the above text is the founda- 
tion upon which man builds his doc- 
trine that the word ought is not bind- 
ing, I shall refer to other passages of 
scripture containing the word ought, 
which is just as binding. 

"If I then your Lord and Master, 
have washed your feet, ye also ought 
to wash one another's feet." .John l.; : 
14. Now -we that are Bible readers 
■ that "feet-washing" is an ex- 
ample given by Christ, and we . 
his disciples are under obligation to 
w: sh one another's feet. 

" Every man praying or prop! 
ing, having his head covered, dis- 
honored his bead. But ev< . 
man that prayetfa or propbesietb with 
her head uncovered dishouoreth her 
head." I Co;-. 11:1, ;,. •• ]•',„■ a , uan 
indeed ought not to cover his head." 
If a man dishouoreth his head bypray- 
iug or prophesying with it covered, is 
it left to his choice to have bis Ln 
I deny thai it is left to I 
elmice, but he is under obligation 
have his head uncovered. " forasmuch 
e is the image and glory of God." 
Vll d far as 1 1 

• rlu for a man not to 

covered while at 

ship. Bui win ,i h is for a woman 

i. they all 

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ought" 



not to cover bis head." lhis lan- 
guage plainly .signifies that a woman 
ought to have her head covered. I 
am not quoting scripture to prove 
that a woman is to wear a coveriug 
on her head, but to prove tbat the 
word "ought" in the quotations of 
scripture is binding in meaning. Paul 
says, " neither was the man created 
for the woman, but the woman for 
the man. For this cause ought the 
woman to have power on her head, 
because of the angels." 1 Cor. 11: 'J, 
10. Now is it left to the choice of a 
woman to have power on her head? 
No, she is bound by duty to have 
power on her bead. And especially 
"because of the angels" 

" Out of the same mouth proceedeth 
1m< — in»- and cursing. 3Iy brethren, 
these things ought not so to be.' 
. I aiiics 3 : 10. If the word 
in the above sentence is not binding, 
people professing Christianity are at 
liberty to bless or to curse. Can a 
christian both bless and curse ? "Can 
a figtree, my brethren, bear olive- 
berries, either a vine figs ? so can 
no fountain both yield salt water and 
fresh." James 8: 12. And so can 
DO christian both bless and curse. — 
" No man can serve two masters : for 
cither he will hate the one, and love 
the other, or else he will hold to the 
one, and despise the other. Ye cam 
Cod and mammon. '' Matt. 
6: 21. 

i ought men to love their wives 
aa their own bodies." Eph. 5: 28. — 
Should a man love his wife or should 
he not '.' l'aul says, " Husbands. 
love your wives, even as Christ also 
loved the church, and gave himself 
for it." Bpb. 6: 26 Thi* is sufficient 
to prove that men are bound by duty 
to love their wives even as Christ 
loved the Church. lie loved the 
church that he gave himself for it. 

• 'Therefore v\ ( - ought to give the 
more earnest la-eil to t),e things which 
v. e liave heard, lest at any time we 
should let them slip." Ileb. 2: 1 
This language 1 proves thai we are un- 
der'obligatioo to gire earnest heed to 
the Uqi pel, lest at any lime uc abould 
let 9ome of the thing Blip which are 
rein 

" For the llolv G ball teach 

you in the sat** BOtM rl hat \ .• oueht 
-Luke 12: I 

lie hall tell tbei v. hat th-u 

ought 

■ WYoii-jft loohev <;..,; rather ib-m 
man. — ,< | 



" He knoweth nothing yet as he 
Ought to know." — 1 Cor. 8: 2. 

■■ I should have sorrow from them 
of whom I ought to rejoice." — 2 Cor. 
2: 3. 

" I may speak boldlv, as I ought to 
speak."— Eph. 0: 20." 

'• For that ye ought to say. if the 
Lord will, we shall live, and do this, 
or tbat." — James 2 : G. 

" Beloved, if Cod so loved us. we 
ought to love one another."- .1 
4: 11. 

For the benefit of the reader I have 
noted the above passages in which 
the word " ought " is found, and if it 
is binding in one place it is binding 
in all other places. If it were not 
binding in the above passages of 
scripture the language would read 
differently, and the word in the place 
of " ought" would be option. We 
leave a thing to a mau's option, and 
he makes his choice. By substituting 
the definitions as given above in 
place of the word " ought" we find 
that they correspond to the language 
in which it is found and makes it 
binding in meaning. 

I shall now proceed to finish this 
article. In referiug to the parable of 
the talents, and the reward to those 
who improved them. '• Then he 
which had received the one t. 
came and said, I vtas afcaid and went 
and hid thy talent in the earth, lo, 
there thou hast that is thine." His 
Lord answered and said unto him, 
thou wicked and slothful servant, thou 
oughtest therefore to have put mj 
. to the exchanges, and then al 
my coming 1 should have received 
mini' own will 'fake there- 

fore the talent from him, and 
it unto him which hath to.; talents 
And cast ye the unprofitable servant 
into outer darkness, where there .-hall 
be weeping ai:d gnashing oftewth." — 
Matt. 25 : 27, 38, 30, lb-re v.-,- 
ily see the reward to biro who re- 
ceived the one talent and did not int- 
prove it, which it was his bonndcri 
duty to do. It wa- not K It t > | ( 

obotee, but be was under obligation 
to improve the talent, and the r< 

for not improving it is that be h;i- 
into outer darkni 

I : . n; 

I 

attend t 

own. Hm't buy what YOU don't 
waul I 



and study to make a leisure hour use- 
ful. Look over your books regular- 
ly. If a stroke of misfortune comes 
your business, retrench, work 
harder, but never fly the track Con- 
front difficulties with unflinching per- 
severance and you will be honored, 
but shrink and you will be despised. 
Seek to acquire the power of continu- 
ous application, without which you 
cannot expect success. If you do 
this, you will be able to perceive the 
difference which it creates between 
you aud those who have nut such 
habits. You will not count yourself, 
nor will they count you as ot. 
them. Thus yon will find yourself 
emerging into the higher regions of 
Intellectual and earnest men — men 
who are capable of making a place 
for themselves, instead of standing 

idly gaping, desiring a place. 

— . «_» 

Selected bv Piiebi A. Holtz. 
flake Haste. 

Make haste, O man, to do 

Whatever mast be done ; 
Thou hast no time 10 liv\ii:i Moth, 

Ti'.y work will soon be done. 

I' p, then, with *pced and work, 

and self away ; 
This is no time for thee to sleep, 
Up. work, aud waich, and pray. 

The useful, not the (real, 

The thin:: that nerei 
The silent tPH lha! is not Lo 

. 

1 ho seed who>c lea! and llov 

Though poor in human - . 
Brings forth at last the eternal fruit ; 

Sow thou, by day a- 

Make haste, () man, to life, 

Thy time i* almost l ' 
1 < - M>t, lit- mi not, but ■ 

' ujge is ■ 

••Stand like an Vim 

UBBIAQI OF \^ N I 

mvil, when the stroke, 
Of stalwart men falls teres and t i 
Storms but more deeply root I 

tVlio-c brawny stipe oml rj ■,■ the ' 

rsr an 1 wldt, n 

\ ii t n ■ Had ti utli niii^t still in :ii.. . 

1 "ill v shall hi 



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\<lilr« ss Delivered ui the Detlleation ol Naleni Col- 
lege at llourbou, I udiana 

(Cotitinued.) 

Bat to reach this the Bible must be taught in n, 

than three hundred languages and dialects. He- 
ber, Martin, and Judson have been pioneers in 
the work. Hundreds are now in the field. Mex- 
ico, South America, Spain, France, Italy, Hun- 
gary, Pussia, Germany, Turkey, Palestine, Ara- 
bia, Persia, China, India, Madagascar, the In- 
dian and Pacific Isles, Tusmania and New Hol- 
and, the Barbery States, the whole of Africa, 
are thirsting for living "-uters, and hungering 
tor "that bread that cometh down from God out j 
of'heaven." 

Men and women strong in faith, and earnest j 
in labor, hare by the combined aid of the Brit- j 
ish and American Bible Societies responded to : 
this demand for aid in but about sixty languages. \ 
Only about one-sixth of the work is done. There 
are men all around the earth patiently tracing 
out, step by step, the laws ot unknown tongues 
and adapting them to the work ot the evangelist. 
To this enterprise there will be no backward 
movement. Not only from the Atlantic to the 
Pacific, from the Northern ocean to the Med- 
iterranean, must the glad tidings of redemption 
be heard, but the Hun must hear it in the val- 
leys ot the Obi and the Amoor, the Celestial 
Empire shall respond to the same. The Arab 
once more shall become the child of Abraham, 
not by the bond- woman, but by the free, and his 
caravan will bear to the Ethiope on the Upper 
Nile, and to the Niger, a better than Moslem 
faith and hope. The islands of the ocean shall 
catch the joyous sound and waft it onward 
around the earth. 

But to accomplish this grand work, we must 
fulfil our mission in the creation, which was to 
subdue the earth as well as to replenish it. The 
wilderness must be made a fruitful field, and the j 
forces and resources of nature appropriated. 
Enterprising and intelligent men will be em- 
ployed in sending the rail-car across the moun- j 
tains, from the eastern to the western ocean, and 
in bringing out from the depths, earths mineral j 
wealth, in sending commerce across every sea, 
and in conducting that grand system of peaceful 
trade and exchange which brings nations into 
one rommon interest. 

When Christianity shall have vitalised the 
< hutch, and its influence fchall have pervaded 



society, professional men, doctors, lawyers, and 
teachers, farmers and mechanics and merchants, 
men and women, old and young, will feel that 
there is work for all to do in building the walls 
of Zion and in beautifying her courts. The com- 
mon school, the Academy, the College and the 
University, will each be dedicated to the work. 
The Sabbath and Mission school, will abound 
with earnest teachers, and he who travels across 
the continent and the seas, will scatter the Bi- 
ble and the tract among the nations. The 
church will send out healing waters, and leaves 
from the tree of life. 

Ignorance and Christianity do not long exist 
together. When the Great Sower goeth forth 
to sow, the harvest of thirty, sixty, and a hun- 
dred fold is found in good soil, soil that has been 
broken up and the stone and tares removed. 
The properly educated mind is the element in 
which the grace of God can best operate to bless 
the world. History is our proof. Civilization 
and Christianization must exist together. Sci- 
ence and Literature ever have been and they 
ever will be the instruments by which the Bible 
has accomplished and will accomplish its mission. 

The history of the reformation is but the hif- 
tory of the civil and religious rights of man. 
Martyrs in untold numbers, have perished in 
prison and at the stake, and thousands have 
been slain in sanguinary strife, that these rights 
might be enjoyed and transmitted to succeeding 
generations. But why think of transmitting 
them to posterity without intelligence to main- 
tain and enjoy them. No people, without intel- 
ligence among the masses, can long be free. 

Let me then bring this matter solemnly home 
to you. The Lord has created you tor an object. 
You have a mission to perform in the earth, and 
your lite will be worse than a failure if you live 
out of the Divine harmony. Seek then to look 
into the great future and search into the true 
ideal of its demands. 

The path of Alexander or Napolean may sat- 
isfy the ambition of him who lives only for earth. 
When our race of three score years and ten is 
run, we shall only have commenced our exis- 
tence. Life passes into eternity, but "not every 
one that saith, Lord, Lord, shall enter the king- 
dom of'heaven, but he that doeth the will of his 
Father which is in heaven." The delectable 
city is only fo :nd of those who live in the Di- 



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vine harmony, of those who cast the anchor of 
their faith and hope on the Rock of their salva- 
tion and press forward through every crowd of 
difficulty. 

One thought more and I will close,. Our 
blessed Savior told his disciples, when they were 
entertaining sectarian prejudices and were bord- 
ering closely on religious bigotry, "He that is 
not against me is for me." He had "other sheep 
that were not of that fold," and would in the 
end, when their work on earth was done, gather 
them into one fold and He would be their one 
Shepherd. 

Let us all, then, learn the lesson of life well, 
that God loves and blesses others as well as 
ourselves,that "He will have mercy on whom he 
will have mercy." His harvest is large and 
needs many laborers. Let then, each company 
upon the walls of Zion, learn to rejoice in the 
work of other laborers, that her walls may be 
made strong and her gates may speak of praise. 
Let every one learn to "help his neighbor," and 
"say to his brother, be of good cheer." How 
nobly did Jehu approach the king of Israel, 
when he said, "If thy heart be right, as my 
heart ii with thy heart, give me thy hand." 

( )ne of the most cheering aspects of the times, 
is, that evangelical Christians are expanding 
their hearts and minds, beyond their hitherto 
denominational boundries, and can rejoice in the 
success of the common cause. * 

Not only the Common school, the Academy 
and College will be the objects of our common 
solicitude aud labor, but the Sabbath and Mis- 
sion school, and the various means of reform will 
bring our hearts and heads together in our com- 
mon journey to that river which must be passed 
to reach the Promised Land. Let us learn to < 
approach its waters with that faith and hope by ! 
which we can see "life and immortality brought 
to light." Though we may have gathered there 
from every land, from every kindred, nation, 
tongue and people, though we enter, clad in our 
varied garments, and may show the imperfections 
of our forms and creeds, seeing now "only in 
part," yet if he who is our High Priest, our R ■.<<- 
urrection and Life, our Redemption, Sa&Ctifica- 
tion and Righteousness, be with us, we shall I 
fear no evil, and rising triumphantly from the 
floods, on the other side, we shall appear no 
more as servant or Master, as Jew or Gentile, as 



'■ anchorite or pilgrim, as civilized or barbarian, 
as Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, Presbyte- 
rian or Friend, but all in the vigor of perpetual 
youth, and being clothed in the robes of white, 
which is the righteousness of saints, and having 
our hearts attuned to sing the same songs ot 
eternal redemption, to the Lamb that was slain, 

, the student and the teacher, their labors o'er, 

I the flock and the shepherd, shall enter the beau- 
tiful city, whose walls are salvation, whose streets 
are gold, and gates pearls, which needeth not 

■ the light of the sun or the moon, for the glory 

| of God is the light thereof. 

; THE FOLLOWING DEDICATORY CEREMONY, WAS THE 
CLOSING EXERCISE. 

In the name of the United States of America, 
which has proclaimed liberty of conscience, of 

' thought, and of speech, to its citizens, and that 
men are endowed by their Creator, with certain 
inalienable rights, that among these are life, lib- 

' erty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

In the name of the state of Indiana, whose 

, laws and protection are thrown over and around 

I it, and which has recognized in its fundamental 
law, that in order that the rights and privileges 

i of its citizens, may be perpetual and the bless- 
ings of heaven, and of our scientific, literary and 

J religious institutions, may be perpetuated to all 
future generations, has declared that moral, Kt- 

| entific, literary and agricultural learning, is* the 

\ common right of all its citizens, and that the 

1 Bible shall not be excluded from its schools. 
In the name of the Scientific and Literary 

j Institutions of America, which welcome it into 

, the sisterhood of Colleges. 

In the name of the Churches, that extend 
their fraternal sympathy and interest for its pros- 
perity and success. 

In the name of the citizens who have liberally 
contributed their means in its support, and 
whose hearts are earnest in its welfare. 

In the name ot the German Baptist Church, 
whose prayers have gone up to the Throne oi 
Grace, in its behalf, accompanied bv their gener- 
ous contributions for its erection and laoetM in 
the great tad gforioui work q| the mead of 

Christian intelligence, und for the building up 
of the chureh, and that the day ma\ be hastened 

when the knowledge o! the glory ol the Lord, 

shall cover the earth as the ■ aters do the lea, and 



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when the kingdom* Of l>i i -^ world 
shall ibc kingdoms of our 

Lord Mid Of lii.-> fliriat. 

be BOme of Li in who sittotb in 

the Heavens; In hi< help and in his 

excellency in the ektf, and without 

v\ bote li :io institution em 

and prosper, 

i the w ork 
of intellectual, mora!, and christian 
culture, Invoking the wisdom that 

••' ■•. out of In 

and his ch logi upon the 

heada and hearts of all that may soek 
halls, either to teach or bo 
a. and may it lire long in the 
earth, to increase in usefulness, pow- 
er and life to be a blessing to a mul- 
titui i the world. Amen. 

for (he Companion. 
Mitt mil ForbcnranoC"-Dre«. 

. iOtitne ago, we presented to 
the readers of the nion a few 

thoughts on Mutual Forbearance. — 
Whatever we may have said in that 
article, we merely endeavored to ar- 
gue, that when a difference of opin- 
ion obtains among Christians on 
points, not clearly revealed in the 
Bible, they should bear with one an- 
other, and not depisse or judge one 
another, simply because of this dif- 
ference. We also intimated that, 
since Christ and the apostles have 
not specified how christians shall 
dress, wo thought it wrong for some 
brethren to adopt one peculiar mode 
of dress, and hold it up as the model 
of humility, and only standard of 
right, and then judge others by this 
standard. 

I will here say that I take no 
p'oasure in disputing or arguing on 
.|Ucstions on which the brethren hold 
different views, and would not have 
written that article, but I was al- 
most compelled by force of circum- 
stances to do so. And since a reply 
article by 1>. M. Mohler has 
been' published in No. 11. vol. 6, of 
/', in which it is alleged 
, 'hate with a perfect hate, all 
is externa' a? worn by the chil 
\iinly 
1 now ask liberty to de- 
••» the subject a little farther. 

■ Mohler*i 

y refer Us tfi Rpjn&flS, 
12: 2: "And l»c not conformed to 
this world. " They eccin to think 



this proves, beyond all controvcuy, 
that Christians should dress different 
from all other people. It mist, how- 
ever, be admitted that this passage 
of scripture is not to be understood 
in ae unlimited sense. It does not 
mean that wo are not to conform to 
the world in any respect. The world 
has made many good and useful in 
ventions to facilitate labor, and ad 
v3nce civilization, and all christians 
>rm to the world, in adopting 
ana uiing those inventions. The 
early christians traveled from place 
to p'aee afoot or on horseback ; but 
the world has invented cseier and 
speedier modes of travel, and the 
Brethren now conform to the world 
in traveling by rail road and steam 
boat. And now how about dress ? 
Does the Apostle mean that we are 
not to conform to the world in dress? 
We think not. It would be a diffi- 
cult matter to dress at all, without 
conforming to the world in some de- 
gree. Some worldly people dress 
just as p'ain as the humblest christ- 
ians. 

Others dress a little more grand, 
and others a little most gaudy. — 
Christ has established no mode of 
dross ; hence all mode9 are worldly 
and no matter how we dress, we are 
to some extent conforming to the 
world. What then does the Apostle 
mean by the injunction : "Be not 
conformed to this world?" "We think 
the inevitable conclusien is, that we 
are not to conform to the world in 
anything that is sinful. That the 
Apostle had not reference to exter- 
nal appearance only, is evident from 
the expression which he immediately 
uses : " But be ye transformed by 
the renewing of your minds.'' If tho 
world dresses sinfully, Christians are 
not to conform to it in those re- 
spects in which it is sinful. That 
the slaves of fashion are a shameful- 
ly, sinfully over-dressed people, is a 
fact admitted by all ; and we think 
no one, who has been ''transformed 
by the renewing of his mind" will 
have a desire to conform to them. 

Hut how can we know what is sin- 
ful in dress, and what i< alowahle ? 
Brother Mohler refers us to 1 Tim. 
2 ; 9 : ''That women adorn them 
selves in modest apparel, with shame* 



facedncss and sobriety — not with 
broidered hair, or gold, or pearls,or 
costly array." But here christians 
will differ again as to what constitute 
"modest apparel." Some aro certain 
that they are "adorned in modest 
apparel," while they readily see that 
their brethren and sisters are not. — 
We will quote Barnes on this pass- 
age, "The apostle, by the use of the 
word adorn, shows that he is not 
opposed to ornament or adorning, 
provided it bo of the right kind. — 
The world, rs God has made it, is 
full of beauty, and he has shown in 
each flower, that ho is not opposed 
to true ornament. There are mul- 
titudes of things which, so far as we 
can aee, appear to be designed for 
mere ornament, or are made merely 
because they are beautiful. Religion 
doe3 not forbid true adorning. It 
differs from tho world only on the 
question what is true ornament. — 
Modest apparel means that which is 
becoming or appropriate. The apos- 
tle does not positively specify what 
this would be. but he mentions some- 
things which are to be excluded 
from it, and which are inconsistent 
with the true adorning of christian 
females: "broidered hair,gold,perals, 
costyl array." These are for- 
didden. But there is no religion 
in a negligent mode of apparel, or 
in inattention to personal appear- 
ance, any more than there is in 
wearing gold or pearls : and a female 
may as truly violate the precepts of 
her religion by neglecting her per- 
sonal appearance, as by giving ex- 
cessive attention to it." 

It may be a difficult (juestion to 
settle, how much ornament is allow- 
able, and when the true line is pass- 
ed. But though this cannot be set- 
tled by any exact rules, since much 
must depend on age, and on the 
relative rank in life, and the means 
which one may possoss, yet there is 
one general ru'e which is applicable 
to all, and which might regulate all. 
It is, that the true lino is passed 
when mart ifl thought of the exjternal 
adorning, than of the ornament; of 
theheatt. Any external decoration 
which occupies the miud more than 
the virtues of the heart, we may be 
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bo such as not to attract attention : 
such as becomes our situation ; such 
as will leave the impression that the 
heart is not fixed on it. 

We do not wish the reader to un- 
derstand us as arguing again 
plain node of dres3, which many 
brethren have adopted ; not in the 
least. It is only when this one mode 
of dresa is preached up as the only 
mode becoming for christians, and 
those who cannot see the propriety 
or necessity of adopting it. are stig- 
matized as "proud, breachy breth- 
ren, nominal church members," &c, 
that we commence to protest. 

Not very long since, we heard a 
preacher proclaim from the pulpit, 
(I blush as I write it down,) that if 
a man was not willing to wear a hat 
like he wears, he is proud, and he 
can prove it that he is proud. I 
blush, — not that I "hate with a per- 
fect hato" this peculiar style of hat, 
but b: cause I am fearful that such 
preaching will have a tendoncy to 
injure our common cause. 

That a difference of opinion obtains 
among christians is a fact well known; 
that this diif;renoe of opinion existed 
among the early christians, i 
dent from ltom. 14. And tho apos- 
tle in this chapter exhorts them to 
bear with one another: "Lot not 
him that eathetb 
eateth not : and let not him 
cateth not, judge him that eateth." 
We will quote again on this 

verse : li The Apostle has h ire hap- 
pily met the Whole case in all dtt 
ftbout dress, and scruples IB 

us matters, thai 
One party common! . 
the other, as 

bly scru] and the 

make it * 

i idicule an I 
and i h. ji, 

their view, deserving of condemna- 
tion. Tii 
en in lueli 

not to treat the i< ru| le i oj tin 
with ill ri i m •, but with 

ti nde "1 inda Lei 

bim hive bis w ly in i I 
■ 

is unkind, and will tend to confirm 
him in hi « \ ie in. V I to tho other 



party, it should be said, they have no 
right to judge, or condemn another. 
If I cannot see that the Uib'e re- 
quires a particular cut to my coat, 
he his no rigbt to jud^e me harshly, 
or suppose that I am to be condemn- 
ed for it. He has a right to his 
opinion* ; and while I do not d 
him, he has no right to judge me. — 
This is the foundation of true chari 
ty ; and if this simple rule had been 
followed, how muchsteife and enven 
bloodshed would il have spared the 
church." 

J. L. Fokbtby"- 
rnetia, M >. 

New Jerusalem. 

" And I John saw the holy city, New Jeru- 
. from GoJ out of HeaTen."" 
Iter. 3t: a. 

We loam that John was favored by 
a vision, to have a view of this Holy 
City, m all its splendor andgreal 
or, iu oihcr words, he saw I 
in great prosperity. 

I am of the opinion that this holy 
city, railed the lem, signi- 

fies tho Kingdom of God ; the Kiog- 
dom of the Messiah; the Church of 
Christ on earth, that Kingdom into, 
which we are translated, if we ■ 
childre id, and that state in 

which all the disciples of Christ are, 
while in the pp • taoce. 

I 
fer j ou to Paul's letter to the H 
10:22, wh informs the church 

ation to i( I state, hi 

"Ye are come m 

I id, ih" i isalem."— 

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unto tl 
ebur< b i tho 

h of < Ibr 
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i.-h ehurch 

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a wall 



that city, no moral darkness, no heath- 
en idolatry; nothing but life, h_ 

J activity, attended with ■ 
ing hapiness and joy, will he appi 
ated by the inhabitants of this I 
ly city, the New Jerusalem, the I " 
of Cb 

J. T. K 

Pleasaht llill, Ohiu. 



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wind i3 a mv irtb. We 

extend a silken thread iu the 
of a window, and the wind finds it 
and sings over it, and goes up and 
down the scale upon it, an 1 
Paganini must go somewhere eh 
honor, forlo! the wind is perfon 
upon a sir :. It tr • 

anything on earth to see if tb 
music iu it, it persuades a note out ol 
the great bell in the tower when the 

♦ is at home and asleep 
makes a mournful harp of the . 

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it kind of a \ 
in the humblest chimney in the world. 
How it will play Qj 
until every I 
in it, and the river that runs 

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when : 

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Th* k»it«.N<n*r and thr Lord"* 
Sni»|ior. \o. 5. 

PASSOVER. 

r, a feast ofthe Jen b," 

i . .1- instituted by the Lord, 

iru : .■ : observed by bis chosen 

io Egypt, according to some 

\ M., 25] D, I. nt 

f to < there, A. M . 2515. 

design of 1 1* I — i feast may prop- 

erly be spoken ol under three beads: 

immediate design, the intermedi- 

and the ultimate. 

immediate design of the Pass- 
over eras attest of faith and acoDilition 
:y to tli" Hebrews, the chosen 
people "I the. Lord, when he would 
gh the land of Egypt," to 
ail the first horn in the land of 
and to "execute judgment 
Bt all the godfl of Egypt." Ex. 
12 : 12, 
The intermediate design ofthe (east 
- commemorative. It was intend- 
ed, by its annnl observance, to k< 
n in continual remembrance of the I 
ng mercy of the Lord, mani- j 
■ii towards them in that night in 
'l Based over the honses of 
the children of Israel in Egypt, when 
mote the Egyptians." Ex. 12:14,1 
— 27. 
The ultimate design ofthe " sacri- 
thi Lord's passover" was typ- 
l . e < baracter of tije victim, the 
Dg of it, and the feasting upon 
e all typical of "Christ our Pass- 
over." All these designs shall be 
• i io their appropriate places; 
but at present we will proceed with 
ral remarks upon the insti- 
totlon, and first observance of the 
Passover, s full account of which we 
have in the twelfth chapter of Exodus. 
The | ■ * rer was instituted in the 
ly part of the Same month in which 
il was to be observed which month was 
t.. be Hebrews, "the 1 1 

uing ot month--" — "the first muuth 
of th* year." Verse 2. 



The whole congregation of Israel 

were rve the Passover, and 

and Aaron were to instruct 

when and bow to observe it. — 
. 4 7. 

They were commanded to select , 
tlim'r victims "<>n the tenth day of the | 
month," and to keep them "up until j 
the fourteenth day ofthe same month,'' 
on which day they were to kill the j 
Passover "in the evening," or, accor- 
ding to the marginal reading, "bftu-i m 
the two evenings." Verses :t, 6. 

Their victims were to consist of 
lambs or kids, males of the first year; 
and they must be without blemish, 
according to the standard of judging 
of the perfection of animals. Verse 5. 

The head of every family might se- 
lect a victim for his own family, if 
there were members enough to use or 
nearly use it ; but if the family was 
too small, he and his neighbor next to 
him might consociate in selcctiug a 
victim for the use of their families in 
company. Verse 4. 

When the victims were slain, the 
blood was to be caught in basins, and 
they were required to take a bunch of 
hyssop, and dip it in the blood, and 
strike the lintel, and the two side-posts, 
and none of them was to "go out of 
the door of his house until the morn- 
ing." Verses 7, 22. 

They were to be careful in dressing 
the Passover, so as not to break a bone 
of the victim; neither were they al- 
lowed, in the case of neighbors join- 
ing together, to disjoint it and eat 
part in one house and part in another . 
"In one house shall it be eaten ; thou 
shalt not carry forth aught of the 
tlesh abroad out ofthe house : neither 
shall ye break a bone thereof." Vcr4b\ 

They were commanded to eat the 
ir-h in the night which immediately 

■ followed the sacrificing of the Passo- 
ver. They wero forbidden to eat of 
it raw or Sodden with water ; but were 

; required to ronst it "with lire; his head 
with his legs, and with the purtenauce 

.thereof;" by which we understand 

I the undivided body, including the head, 



legs, liver, heart and lungs. They 
were to eat it with "unleavened bread 
and with bitter herb- " Verses 8, 9. 

They were to eat it iu haste, with 
their loins girded, their shoes on their 
feet and staff in hand. They were to 
let nothing of it remain until the 
morning: if any remained till the 
morning, it was to be burned with fire. 
Verses 10, 11. 

Upon a faithful observance of this* 
service, as instituted by the Lord and 
enjoined upon his people through his 
servants Moses and Aaron, they had 
the happy assurance of God"s unfail- 
ing promise, that they should be kept 
from the plague, when the Lord would 
pass through the land of Egypt, to 
smite the first-born of man and beast, 
and to execute judgment against their 
gods. Verses 12, IS, 23. 

This service was to be observed an- 
nually throughout their generations, 
to keep them in remembrance of their 
great deliverance from the plague and 
from the Egyptian yoke ; and it was 
strictly enjoined upon them to teach 
their children the importance and 
meaning of this solemn service. Vers- 
es 14, 24, 127. 

Not only were they to kill the pass- 
over on tho fourteenth day (v. 6,) but 
also to put away the leaven out of 
their houses, and to cat unleavened 
bread at even, ( verses 15, 18); and 
for seven days, commencing at even — 
the close of the fourteenth day, and 
ending at even — the close ofthe twen- 
ty-first day, they were strictly forbid- 
den to use unleavened bread : it was 
even enjoined that there should be no 
leaven found in their houses. Vers- 
es 15— 19. 

From what has just now been said, 
it will be seen that the commencement 
of the feast of unleavened bread and 
the feast of the Passover met in point 
of time. God, in the institution of 
these feasts, joined them together ; 
and as we are strictly forbidden to 
sunder what (Jod has joined, it is 
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The children of Israel did as they 
were commanded, and they realized 
God's promise : they were secure with- 
in their blood- sprinkled houses while 
"at midnight, the Lord smote all the 
first-born in the land of Egypt, from 
the first-born of Pharoh that sat on 
his throne, unto the first-born of the 
captive that was in the dungeon ; and 
all the first-born of cattle." Verses 
28, 29. Now, when "there was a 
great cry in Egypt," because " there 
was not a house where there was not 
one dead." The hard heart of Pha- 
roah was broken. He, who on a for- 
mer occasion had said : " Who is the 
Lord, that I should obey his voice to 
let Israel go ? I know not the Lord, 
neither will I let Israel go," Ex. 5. 2, 
now "called for Moses and Aaron by 
night, and said, Rise up, and get you 
forth from among my people, both ye 
and the children of Israel ; and go, 
serve the Lord as ye have said. Also 
take your flocks and your herds, as ye 
have said, and be gone ; and bless me 
also." Ex. 12: 30—33. 

As "the Egyptians were urgent up- 
on the people, that they might send 
them out of the land in haste, for they 
said, we be all dead men," the people 
who had eaten the Passover with 
their loins girded, their shoes on their 
feet and staff in hand — ready to trav- 
el at a moments warning — "took their 
dough before it was leavened, their 
kneading troughs being bound up in 
their clothes upon their shoulder-,*' 
and having " borrowed of the 1 
tians' jewels ofBilver, and jewels of 
gold, and raiment," "the y journeyed 
from Harnesses to Succoth, abouth six 
hundred thousand on foot that were 
men, besides children." Ver. 18 — 37. 

In our remarks on the divisions of 
the day and night it was shown that 
the word morning, in the Bible, is 
used in reference to all parts of the 
naturul day, except tbe afternoon, aud 
that we must determine ibc precise 

time referred to bj the term, bj refer* 

encc to the context, According to 



this rule, we determine that the word 
morning, as used in the clause, " and 
none of you shall go out of his house 
until the morning,'' 1 means the after 
part of the. night — after midnight. — 
The blood was to be for a token upon 
the houses where they were ; and as ' 
there was no security outside of the 
houses having this token, they were to 
remain in them until the morning — 
until tbe Lord had passed through the 
land, and accomplished his work of 
destruction. This work was accom- 
plished at midnight ; and then " Pha- 
raoh called for Moses and Aaron. — 
The immediate design of the Passover 
as a test of faith, and a condition of 
safety, having now been fulfilled, and 
the morning, in the sense in which it 
had been used, having now come, 
they did not hesitate to go out of their 
houses to converse with the Egyp- 
tian kiDg. (Compare Ex. 9 : 27 ; 10 : 
10; with 18: 31;). And not only 
did Moses and Aaron go out of their 
houses in the morning,or after-part of 
that night, but the whole congregation 
of the children of Israel "journeyed 
from Rameses to Succoth." Where- 
fore it is said in Deut. 16 : 1, " The 
Lord thy God brought thee forth out 
<>f Egypt by night." Also in Ex. 12: 
42, "It is a night to be much observed 
unto tbe Lord, for bringing them out 
of the land of Egypt : tbis is that night 
of the Lord to be observed of all the 
children of Israel in their generations." 
The whole train of circurnstam 
they are recorded, establishes the fact 
that they left Harnesses in the morn- 
ing of the Bame night in which they 
ate the Passover. We wish our read- 
er.-^ to examine this point closely aud 
to have this fact impressed upon their 
hearts, M Wt fchall find farther OM for 
it hereafter. 

It btfl SjOU been shown th«t the 
immediate design of tbe PtMOVOf was 
fully accomplished. The faithful ue.-s 
of the Lord ii people \v« 

ed, and th< tj W ax eonlirn.i d j 

the haughty Spirit Oi Pharaoh \wih 
humbled to the du-t, and hi-< .-tubboru 



will was made to yield to the demand 
of the Lord, to let his people go ; and 
the Lord's people were delivered from 
their bitter bondage. In the language 
of the Psalmist : "He brought them 
forth also with silver and gold ; and 
there was not one feeble person among 
their tribes. Egypt was glad when 
they departed, for the fear of them 
fell upon them." Ps. 105 : 87, 88. 

But if the only design had been a 
test of their fidelity and a condition of 
their safety from the fearful ravages 
of the destroyer, it would no doubt 
have ceased to be observed as soon as 
these ends were gained; but the wor d 
of the L«rd was : "This day shall be 
unto you for a memorial; and ye shall 
keep it a feast to the Lord throughout 
your generations ; ye shall keep it a 
feast by an ordinance forever." Ex. 
12:14. " And ye shall observe this 
thing for an ordinance to thee and to 
thy sons forever. And it shall come 
to pass, when ye be come to tbe land 
which the Lord will give you, accord- 
ing as he hath promised, that ye shall 
keep this service. And it shall come 
to pass, when your children shall say 
unto you, What mean ye, by this ser- 
vice? that ye shall say, It is the sacri- 
fice of the Lord's Passover, 
who passed over the bouses 
of the children of Israel in Egypt, 
when he smote the Egyptians, and 
delivered our houses. And the 
people bowed their head and wor- 
shipped." Verse 24 — 27. We learn 
from these scriptures, that the passo- 
vcr, after its first celebration, was to 
bo observed annually on the same dav 
of the first month, as an ordinance 
commemorative of the delivering mer- 
cy of the Lord, manifested in passing 
OTM the houses of the children of Is- 
rael, when he smote the Egyptians, 
and eiecutcd judgment against all the 
Hods of Bgjpi, In the commemora- 
lise character of tbe institution we 
heboid the intermediate design of the 
PflMOl ' r 

Lord also instituted the fetst 
of unlcin ened bit ad to be observed in 



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connection wit li tin- Pas.-ovcr. Th e 

language of institution is : "Seven 

«hall ve cat unleavened bread • 

lie lirst day ye shall put away 

l out of your houses: for whoso* 
ever cateth leavened bread from the 
Br«( day until the seventh day, that 
■oal >hnll he cut off from Israel. And 
in the lirst day there shall be a holy 
convocation, and in the seventh dny, 
-hall be a holy convocation to 
you ; no maimer of work shall be done 
in them, save that which every man 
must eat, that only may be done of 
you. Ami v -hall observe the feast 
of unleavened bread, for in this iclf- 
HM day have I brought your armies 
out of the laud of Egypt i therefore 
shall ye observe this day in your gen- 
erations by an ordinance forever. In 
the first month, on the fourteenth day 
of the month at even, ye shall eat un- 
leavened bread, until the one and 
twentieth day of the month at even. 
Seven days shall there be no leaven 
found in your houses : for whosoever 
eateth that which is leavened, even 
that soul shall be cut off from the con- 
gregation of Israel, wbother he be a 
stranger, or born in the land. Ye 
shall eat nothing leavened ; in all your 
habitations shall yc eat unleavened 
bread." Kx. 12: 15—20. The read- 
er will readily observe that the feast 
of unleavened bread was also com- 
..m\ that it was designed 
to be the anniversary of the time in 
which the Lord brought the armies 
of Israel out of the land of Egypt 
A moment's reflect ion will enable any 

in to see the advantages to be de- 
rived from such commemorative obser- 
vances. The Lord had made bare his 

arm ta deliveringhis obedient peo- 
ple, and in meting out justice, by taking 
vengeance upon hi- disobedient and 
rebellions anemias. By having these 
brought fresh to their minds, 
from time to tim<>, they would be 
moved to gratitude and fear : to grati- 
tude, because of his mercy so proi 

bed upon them; and to fear, be- 
of the visitations of his wrath 



upon those who disregarded his re- 
quirement*. 13y this means their faith 
in his promises would be greatly 
strengthened, and they would at each 
remembrance, be enabled to see more 
clearly the grand importance of ren- 
dering a strict obedience to all of bis 
holy requirements. In this way, the 
study of the historical part of the Bi- 
ble may contribute largely to our ad- 
vancement in the divine life ; hence 
"Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ," 
says: "I will therefore put you in re- 
membrance, though ye once knew this, 
how that the Lord, having saved the 
people out of Egypt, afterwards de- 
stroyed them that believed not." — 
Jude, ver. 5. 

But some of the constituent require- 
ments of these feasts were not com- 
memorative ; we must therefore look 
for their signification, to their ultimate 
design. The purpose of God in insti- 
tuting of these feasts was, not only to 
test the fidelity of his chosen people 
and afford them commemoratives of 
his delivering mercy, but also to give 
them types, to foreshadow his greater 
delivering mercy, in the fulness of 
time to bo manifested toward all his 
chosen people, and to point specifical- 
ly to the great anti-type — "Christ our 
Passover." 

— ^» ■ ^m 

Salem College) Address. 

In the present number will be found 
the closing chapter of an address de- 
livered at Salem College, at Bourbon, 
Indiana, by Barnabas C. Ilobbs. The 
closing paragraphs demand some crit- 
icism, though much of the address is 
interesting and instructive. We do 
not look upon the great Union Move- 
ment among the popular religionists 
of our Bge, a.- foreboding any good to 
the true follower of Christ : hut re- 
gard it as an unmistakable precursor 
of religious persecution. Let us not 
be deceived by the "horns of the 
Lamb," for when he shall have re- 
ceived power, nil who will not wor- 
ship his image shall In* killed. Our 
hearts Bboald be right toward all 



men, and should be filled with a de- 
sire for the salvation of all : but that 
we should wish God-epeed to all the 
and isms, and heresies of the 
present state of the religious world, 
is as foreign to pure Christianity, as 
no faith at all, and much more dan- 
gerous. 

We hope, too, for the success of the 
college, that its managers do not en- 
dorse that part of the address. If it 
is to be patronized by the Brethren, 
let it be a " Dunkard" school in fact, 
teaching and upholding our peculiar 
faith and practice, standing aloof from 
the vanities, affectations and haughty 
airs so prevalent in worldly and sec- 
tarian institutions of the kind. To 
such an institution among us we are 
favorable, and such a one we believe 

will be liberally patronized. 

♦♦ 

Remarks to A. Lady, Jr. 

We do not now wish to justify our- 
selves in the position we took at last 
Annual Meeting, upon the tobacco 
resolution, but we do wish to explain. 

1st. We are opposed to all hasty 
and arbitrary ecclesiastical legislation; 
except where we have a plain "Thus 
saith the Lord." We believe in church 
discipline, believe it will answer its 
designed purpose, but do not regard 
it as one of the most available means 
for working reform. Agitation is far 
more successful, and does not appear 
so oppressive. Persuade a man that 
his "idol is nothing," and he will de- 
molish it in good nature, but you un- 
dertake to destroy it for him while he 
yet reverences and fears it, and you 
may expect to feel his vengeance. 

2nd We did not think the subject 
had been sumcently ventilated. We 
feared if the resolution would receive 
a premature passage, it would be like 
many others on our minutes : a dead 
letter. Let us convince our members 
that it is an evil, that it is useless, that 
it is wrong, and that it is their duty to 
abandon it, and there will be but lit- 
•islution required. 

The above were our reasons for 
doing what we did, which, however, 



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we do not think amounted to a3inuch 
as our brother intimates. We ar e 
willing to confess that we may have 
heaped upon ourself some "perplex- 
ities," and we are also willing to suffer 
for the sake of advancing truth and 
holiness. We, however, plead for 
mercy, that our chastizement may not 
be beyond what we can endure, and 
especially that which somes from our 
friends may be Tery mild, as brother 
Leedy's has been. 

That tobacco using ought to be 
placed iu the same category with wear- 
ing hoops, military clothing, shawls, 
&c, we agree, for it can easily be 
proven a greater abomination, and far 
more injurious, morally, mentally, and 
physically, 

■ — ^ % ■*■ ^ 

Mistakes. 

It is said mistakes will happen in 
the best of families, and we presume 
the Companion family will not be an 
exception in that particular. But we 
are always willing to correct our mis- 
takes. We want to be right, and we 
know no better way than when we see 
that we are wrong, to try to get right. 
We have now revised our books, and 
the addressing apparatus, and tried to 
correct all the mistakes we could find ; 
should any occur in sending out this 
number, then we nuit have light from 
some other source than ourselves. 
Please pive it at once. 



Answers to < orrespondeuts 

Levi Andes. The Assistant Editor 
is the author of the editorials on the 
Passover and the Lord's Supper. If 
you will have patience a few weeks 
longer, the point that is now dark to 
you, will bo made quite clear and 
elusive. A clear understanding °f 
the method of reconing time, will rec- 
oncile ul! apparent differences. The 
Lord and bii disciples cam. 

washed feet, mid at'- t ii> - sapper iu the 
first evening, or Bight of the I4tb, 
and in the aftertoon, or do 
odd evening of the i Mi, at tin 
time for killing tin- Passover, 
di.-d opoa the otom. This win be 



fully shown in connection with all the 
intervening circumstances, and illus- 
trated by diagrams, in a few weeks. 
In the mean time we invite friendly 
criticism, which will receive due atten- 
tion as the subject reaches the points 
at issue 

D. M. Bare : The 6 meant that 
you had paid for volume G. You 
have now paid for volume T in full. 

Landon West : It is all right. 

W. E. Fadely: One dollar and 
fourteen cents will pay to the end of 
volume seven. 

J. H. Price: We really cannot tell 
how it did come. Hope the paper 
will come right now. 

Abraham H. Cassel : A. S., in- 
cluding volume seven, owes $2,25- 
We have no report of the Salem Col- 
lege, except that published in the 
Companion. 

Name Withheld: and tor that 
reason it went into the waste box, 
where everything of the kind is 
doomed to go. 

MISCE LL ANEOTJ S . 

Strive lor the Mastery. 

Strive for the ma6tery ! never cave in ; 

Never give op, no, never ; 
Always remember that those who win 

Are those who make the endeavor. 

Never complain of the want of a friend, 

Eipecl r.ol auother to aid you, 
Success must ever on toil depend, 

And toll will never degrade yon. 

Work willingly, then, nor let It be said 
By those who would seek to upraid you. 

That a "streak of good fortune" ha* come to 
your aid, 
Or that another hat made you. 

All that is wautiug is latent within, 
Is slumbering, Is dormant within you ; 

Awake from your slumber ! tin limeyo . 
To 1st the world know what you can do. 

Wake up ! all around khan Is work to be 
done ! 

Heboid the wreck and the ruiu ! 
Take hold like a num. for the hour h: - 

That should And yon up and fli 

ip ' what's the nse of ci< B] 
Like a snail in the path« 
Go forth like a man that is valiant an,', 
.umutiil) lii.iy UOt i|| 

'Til a shame that a< 
,:d bear, 

:ib!e to bear thrtn ; 
r that TOU lino! I | . rlmir 



Earn the bread that you eat by the sweat of 
your brow, 
And see that you cat no other ; 
With a resolute will put your hand to the 
plow, 
And never look back, no, never. 

But on, on in your furrowed pathway tread. 
And well be that pathway beaten. 

And be it ef all men known and read 
That you've earned tha bread you've eaten. 

Then when summer and harvest is past and 
gone, 
And age is o'er you creeping, 
You'll rejoice that you toiled when young 
and stromg, 
Your life-work well csmpleting. 

Do we desire to have the dead rais 
ed, Lazarus-like, from the sepulcher 
of their cold indifference and unbelief, 
and made alive in Christ ? Then we 
must, Mary and Martha like, bring 
Christ to them in his living power to 
save. We may indeed have some 
stone to roll away, even then, before 
the command will be given, and the 
dead come forth alive to our embrace ; 
but that is only part of the same gr 
work of bringing together the Savior 
and those we desire to have him save. 

Patience is always crowned with 
success. This rule is without an ex- 
ception. It may not be a splendid 
success, but patience never takes 
anything in hand that it does not suc- 
ceed with in some form. 

The question is. not whether a doc- 
trine is beautiful but whether it is 
true. When we want to t;o to a place, 
we don't a?k whether the road leads 
through a pretty country, but wheth- 
er it is the right road, pointed out by 
authority — the turnpike road. 

. ship held by aa anchor looks 
hough it were going out with the 
tide, vet never ; .ouls 

that scent constantly to be getting 
nearer tn Christ, never come, because 
they are anchored and held by some 

sin. 

It is not required that a man 
always be perfect, in order to I 
true Christian. Put it ijred 

that he should be a Braccre seeker af- 
ter perfection'. It is required that he 

>\ ing forward, and 
vanciiii- op lb.- straight and nan 

•!'e 

-^** ^ •* — ■ 

II \>. 
Tb 

in itln r .\ 
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A Winter Thought. 

They were bright and green In Summer, 

These naked, leafless trees, 
They tossed their branch's gaily, 

To meet the langhiag br' 
But the Winter's breath hath blighted 

Kull many a happy thing. 
Whose lamp of joy vrni lighted j 

At the guidon lire of Spring. 

The Bummer leaven have faded, 

The Bummer flowers are dead, 
And the nooks aru dark and shaded, 

Where once their breath was shed. 
Still underneath our loot steps, 

l no grass Is fresh and green, 
But the Tirdure once aboTc us, 

No longer may be seen. 

We found In life's sweet spring time, 

Kalr blossoms 'ueath our del 
Thronging In wanderous beauty, 

Our loviug looks to greet. 
As the years wunt on the flowers 

Took on a richer hue, 
But they faded far more quickly, 

Than when our life was new. 

There will come another summer, 

And lephyrs fresh and free, 
Will kiss the leaves returning 

To the ratt and Baked tree. 
But for us — we wait the harvest, 

And the Angel Reaper's time, 
Ere hills of summer's beauty, 

Bball rise for us sublime. 

In the land to which we're going, 

So autumn wind hath power 
To blight the leaf immortal, 

Or dim the Amaranth flower. 
Thither our steps are tending, 

For this our dim eyes strain 
The home, that knows no parting, 

Nor shadow ol a pain. 



The Bloom ol Age. 

A good woman never grows old. 
Years may pass over her head, but if 
benevolence and virtue dwell in her 
heart, she is at cheerful as when the 
spring of life first openod to her 
view. When we look upon a good 
woman wo never think of her age ; 
•ho looks as charming as when the 
rose cf jouth first bloomed upon her 
cheek. That rose has not faded 
jet; it will never fade. In her 
neighborhood, she is the friend and 
benefactor. In the church, a de- 
vout worshipper and exemplary 
christian. Who does not respect 
and love the woman who has passed 
her day* in acta of mcrcj and kind- 
ness — who has been the friend of 
man, and whose life has been a scene 
of kindness and love, a devotion to 
trutli and religion ? We repeat such 
a woman cannot grow old. She 
will aiwavs be ft— ■ and buoyant in 
•pirits aud active in humble deeds 
of mercy and benevolence. If the 



young lady desires to retain the 
bloom of youth let her not yield to 
the sway of fashion and folly ; let her 
love trufh and virtue, and to the 
close of life she will retain those 
feeling which sow make life appe.tr 
a garden of sweets ever fresh and 
ever new. 

•• \n Jierrei. Doctor." 

"I noticed,'' said Benjamin Frank- 
lin, "a mechanic, among a number of 
others, at work on a house erecting 
but a little ,vay from my office, who 
always appeared to be in a merry 
humor — who ha 1 a kind and cheer- 
ful smile for every one he met. Let 
the day be ever so cold, gloomy, or 
sunless, a happy smile danced like a 
sunbeam on his cheerful counte 
nance. Meeting himone morning, I 
asked him to tell me the secrete of 
his constant happy flow of spirits. 
"No secret," he replied. " I have 
got one of the best of wives, and 
when I go home, she meets me with 
a smile and a kiss ; and then tea is 
sure to be ready ; and she has done 
so many little things to please me, 
that I cannot find it in my heart to 
speak an unkind word to anybody." 

What influence, then, has women 
over the heart of man to soften it, 
and make it the foundation of cheer- 
ful and pure emotions ! Speak gent- 
lv, then ; a kind greeting, after the 
toils of the day are over, cost noth- 
ing, and goe« far towards making a 
home happy and peaceful. Young 
wiveB, and girls candidates for wives, 
experience, no doubt, may have al 
ready taught them this important 
lesson. And what we say to wives, 
we say also to husbands,— a loving 
word and kiss go very far with a 
woman. 

-^^av«- -»-^»- — 

Nanny Rooms. 

Folks need sunshine quite as 
much as plants do. Men and wom- 
en who have a fair degree of strength I 
and the uso of their legs can get out 
into the world, and get a glimpse of; 
the snnshine now and then, and if; 
they choose to do so, let them live 
in rooms with only a northern expo- 
ntre hut if possible, let us secure j 
rooms into which every iay of sun- ! 



j shine that falls in winter may enter 
I for the little babies who are shut up 
in the house, invalids who cannot 
leave their rooms, and aged people 
i who are too infirm to get out of tho 
i doors. Let us reflect for a moment 
; that these classes of persons, if kept 
in rooms with only north windows, 
will suffer just as much from the ab- 
sence of sunshine, as green plants 
would do in the same rooms, and 
their suffering is on account in pro- 
portion as a human being is better 
than a geranium or a fuchsia. Every- 
body knows how a bright sunny day 
in winter gladdens every one who 
is so situated as to enjoy it. Let us 
make some sacrifices, if need bi, in 
order to give tho feeble ones their 
measure of sunshine. 

Every woman is wise enough and 
careful enough to secure for her 
house-plants every bit of available 
sunshine during the cold winter 
months. Great care is taken to get 
southern exposure for them. Indeed, 
if one can secure no other than a 
north window for her plants, she has 
too much love for these unconscious 
inanimate things, to keep them at 
all. She would rather leave them 
out in the cold to die outright, than 
linger out a martyr existence in the 
shade. — Laws of Life. 



Inspiration of thi Scriptures. — 
Seeing a man reject the inspiration of 
the Scriptures, while he maintains 
his belfef in Jesus Christ and his re- 
demption, I compare him to some one 
who has a costly perfume in a glass 
vessel ; be breaks the vessel, think- 
ing he can at the same time preserve 
the perfume, but loses all. Set aside 
the inspiration of the scriptures and 
all Christian doctrine will disappear. 
This is not a theory ; I have seen it 
to be a fact ; therefore the question is 
one of the greatest importance. I am 
not ignorant of the difficulties that 
are raised, but the plentitude of the 
divinity to be found in the scriptures 
is too great to be in the least preju- 
diced by them. 



If a man has any religion worth 
having he will do his duty and not 
make a fuss about it. It is the empty 
kittle that rattles. 



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From (he Upper Cumberland 
Branch. 

We are still trying to get along in 
the fear of the Lord. Our ministry 
hai been confined to home services 
this fall and winter, except brother 
John Brindle and Zach. Hollinger, 
who made a trip to Virginia. Bro. 
Koller met with a misfortune in the 
fall. He had a barn burned by an 
unknown person. The writer has 
the charge of a suffering mother, 
which has demanded our services so 
far. May the Lord be our helper 
in all our afflictions and misfortunes. 
We have added a few to the church 
during the past fall and winter. — 
The church met in quarterly council 
on the 24th of December last, to 
council matters and subjects, and 
amongst other things the insurance 
question came up in this wiie : 
Would it be wrong for the Brethren 
to form themselves into an Insurance 
Company for protection against fire ? 
The council say no. This subject is 
to be referred to the district Meet- 
ing for adoption or rejection. The 
brethren here wish the brethren of 
Middle Penn'a. District to consider 
this subject in the fear of the Lord, 
and compare it with the gospel, and 
besides for the good of the church. 

I will here propose a system. — 
Suppose the Middle Penn'a. Dis- 
trict to form itself into a company, 
and this council to appoint a secre- 
tary, and each church appoint three 
brethren to assess or appraise the 
buildings, goods and chattels of each 
brother or sister that wishes Ml 
building, goods and chattels tO be 
injured! and those valuations or as- 
sessments of buildings, Ac, to be 
sent to the secretary appointed by 
the district council, ami in caso of 
fire let the church in which the loss 
occurs appoint brethren to appraise 
the loss and tend it to the District 
Secretary to mako a dividend on 



all assessed property ; and each 
church to appoint a collector to 
collect the assessed amount, and the 
church in which the loss occurs to 
appoint a receiver to receive the 
said amount, and pay to the loser 
by fire. Any member that has his 
property insured who will refuse to 
pay his dividend to be dismem- 
bered from this Insurance Company, 
and not to affect anything concern, 
ing the spiritual kingdom. 

Brethren, I have now introduced 
this subject to you, and I say for 
this church that if this will not be 
approved of at the next district 
council, this church wiil submit as we 
ever did. Daniel Hollinger. 

Lees Summit, Mo. ) 
January, 12th, IpTI. j 

Brother Hohinger : I hepe by 
writing a few lines to prevent others 
from being imposed upon as we have 
been, by a certain old woman who 
came to our house the 80th, of No- 
vember. She claims to be a Menno- 
nite. She gave her name here as 
Annie Hoover. She is tall, and 
spare, with rather dark complexion ; 
about 65 years of age. Said she 
lived near Mechanicsburg, in Cum- 
berland Co, Pa. Said she had 3 
daughters; one was James Quin- 
tor's first wife ; one was married to 
brother Eiuuu-rt, in Lee county. 111, 
and the other was in Council Bluff. 
Iowa. She complained of being un 
well, so we did all iu our power for 
her. She had access to the whole 
house, and made herself very fa mil 
iar and troublesome. She was here 
10 days; then went to Pleasant 
Hill, 12 miles from here. There the 
called herself Annie Snivel v. Her 
story there was entirely dilVeicut 
from what she had told here. She 
had a pair of boots in her basket, 
at the latter p'ace. From there 

she went to llolden in Johnson Co. 

and took stage t» Mr. W alburns, in 
Cass Co. Prom there she got pn 
vate conveyance U) Dayton, in t'ass 
1 '"■ She to .1 in the names of all 
the principal speakers among the 
Brethren in udbrly every Mate. — 
About thu time alia loft 1 missed | 
pair of splendid boots. Who cm 



give a little history of her? I hope 
thie may get down into Southern 
Missouri, whore I think she has 
gone, in time for some one to give 
her a piece of good advice. 
Yours fraternally. 

Kicuard Arnold. 



Brother Henry : — I would like the 
Companion to visit me another year. 
; I don't see how I would get along 
without it; it makes me feel happy 
' when I cau hear from my brethren 
i and sisters, both far and near, how 
they are striving to gain a right to 
the tree of life. The Lord has said : 
" He that has a right to the tree of 
life shall enter in through the gates 
into the city." Now, my brethren 
and sisters, let us be on our guard, for 
the Savior has said, "watch, for in 
such an hour as you think not the 
Son of man cometh," that we mav 
be ready to meet him when he cometh 
in the clouds with great glory to col- 
lect his children home. 

H. E. Slifer. 



^ Brother Henry j Brother John S. 
Newcomer wants the tobacco war to 
Stop ; but we say no: never, never, 
never, until it is placed along side of 
wearing hoops, soldier overcoats, 
frock and sack coats, shawls, du 
wearing fine apparel, going without 
caps, Ac, A • See A. M 1868 
3; 1864, Art. 10; 1866, Art. 27 
Place it along side of these, under the 
same rule of Matth. IS, and then we 
are willing for the war to oloee Hro. 
X -ays, also, "the Brethren will Bgbl 
a goodly number out of their family 
company, and probably Some out of 
the church " Is it possible tl at there 
are brethren that think more of their 
tobaCQQ, than of the cause of Christ, 
and the salvation of their soul- ? The 
! BOOM things being sinful 
against the body, and QOl tl,,- |otll, Is 
Indeed a very Strange doctrine I 
beooo is us much a sin Igeinsl the 
soul as the wearing of hoops, 
soldier's ovn- coat 

made i tend of fellowship under 
.Matt 18, and tobacco which If 

than any of them Is to bl I 
g' tree Place it along with | 
and then judge with mercj and long 
forbearance ami we are SStisfli 
But it is sometimes the eaes that our 
■Oat excessive tobacco users arc the 
most tenaciously OPpoeod U) supcrtlu 
' ilies about tho apparel 1 kaow a 



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case whan u number of i 

. . . . oat of the church 
f,,r w i mall hoops, \\ hen at tin- 

time they proposed to their" 
brethren, old and young, wb 

in judgment against them, that 
if they w >uld qoM aalngtobaoea they 
would quit wearing hoops. But nay, 
Bay they, the question is not 

under consideration to-day ; yon must 
either gat oat of the cburoh or out of 
the hoope " < >. cons stency, whi re art 
thou! Make us all equal, and giro 
| Ltiafied. 

nicer under the boo than to see 
a body of brethren, old and young.' 
. leanly, neatlj y and 

from all extras or super- 
fluities, joined together in holy rwer- 
1 what is mure oh- 
ms and fetid, than to smell the 
breath of others made odious by the 
fume- moke, and the am- 

ber Hung around iu different plai 
M\ brethren, let us all be equal, not 
i, and others go free, for 
this reason. On last year, ycur hum- 
ble brother labored hard to get a que- 
ry firom home through the District, to 
the Annual Meeting. Brother Henry, 
1 have a word of reprool for you. A 
few numbers ago. you referred to the 
is over our tobacco query ,at 
Lnnual Meeti - ae did 

not like this, for if it had not been for 
vou, the Annual V 1 have 

the request of the query, 
which was to make the u.->e of tobac- 
co, other than foi medical aud mechan- 
ical purposes, a test of fellowship, as 
in regard to .-'.avcry, during the war. 
is moving in this matter, and 
. ,ur lolly in diverting the correct 
:.ju of the A. &., from our query, 
you have now got it hanging on your 
own shoulders, and agood deal of per- 
plexity through your paper. 

But, dear brother, as we expect to 

make an effort to have the A. M., re- 

. r the decision of our tobacco 

unary, and grant the request of the 

V, , pe you will give us your 

and \se arc gati^lied 

\\ e can't get from our mind the 

;,l c a il ner Newcomer hints, 

• lie of thelwctkren would Ii 

re up 
that look in 
the Savior's langui 

ot father, uioihcr, 
husband, wife, children, or Ian 

and 



not worthy of me?" In the 
name of our holy Christianity, what 

would such brethren think if the 
sword of persecution were to sweep 
over our land ! Could they give up 
their lino lands, barns, house-, and 
even their own li\ efl f>r( !hri 
1 (c;ir not, if they can't give up their 
tobacco. In Christ 1 love all the ho- 
ly brethren, notwithstanding their to- 
Breihren, bear with your 
humble brother. 

A. LlKDY, Ja. 

Antiodh, lad. 

For remarks see the editorial de- 
partment. 

Northern III**. District Meeting. 
'Jter Henry i Please allow me 
to inform the brethren, that the dis- 
trict council meeting, of Northern II- 
uill be held, the Lord willing 
at the Wadam's Grove meeting house, 
Stephenson Co., on Easter Monday. 
Preaching on Saturday evening, Sun- 
day, and Sunday evening. And we 
wish a good and general represen- 
tation of all the different congre- 
gations comprising said council, and 
also extend a general invitation to all 
our dear brethren and sisters. 

We next call for special attention 
from the Elders, to the decision of 
last Annual Meeting, relative to the 
manner of Electing delegates to the 
Annual Meeting, as set forth in Art. 
i'.K viz: "That each sub-district send 
■ites to District meeting, who 
only shall bethelegal voters to elect 
the delegates to the Annual Meeting.'' 

Those coming by U. K., will stop 
at Lena, on the Illinois II. II., two 
miles from place of meeting. 

By order of the church. 

Enoch Ebt. 



Dear brethren: I will give you 
a little church news, which brother 
.]. Miller, of German Settlement, had 
promised to send to you in full, hav- 
ing taken a transcript from our pass 
book, on the outii, of last October^ 
but as it has never appeared, and as 
We promi»'d the members to have it 
published, I will endeavor to dlSr 
charge the duty as best I can. 

I left my home, on a mission of 

love, on the 12th, of September, and 

• Elder Samuel A. Pike vn the 

lMh, in Preston county, W i v . I. 

I Thence to Harbour county, and bold 

a church meeting. Thence to Km 

dolph rounty, and held three meet 

Than Jthttwgh Barbour. r M'p 



shire, to J'raxtuii Co., where we held 
a Lovefeast, the lirst held by the 
Brethren In that county; had good 
Order. Ten were added to the church 
before the Lovet'erst ; live of these 
were baptized in Lewis county, with- 
in three miles of the Webster lino, 
where the Brethren had never preach- 
ed before. They all belong to the 
Praxton branch, organized by brethren 
Jacob M. Thomas aud John L. Hook 
about a year ago. There are three 
ikers and two deacons, and 21 
members, and there were good pros 
pects for a large church. 

Then returned to Upshire county, 
and baptized three ; held a Lovefeast, 
and a number of meetings. Thence 
back t ' Barbour; baptized three and 
held two Lovefeasts — one where none 
had been held before. We attended 
the election of 8 ministers, 3 deacons, 
4 promotions from lirst to second de- 
gree, and attended some 41 meetings 
in all. 

We thank our brethren and sisters, 
for the love manifested toward us un- 
worthy ones. 

Jacoij Beeuiily. 

Somerjield, Pa. 

Auswers to Landon West. 

Query 1st. "What do the breth- 
ren understand by worshipping God 
in spirit and in truth '!" 

"Cod is a Spirit, and they that 
worship him, must worship him in 
spirit and in truth." John 4 : 24. 

The above is what the Savior said 
to the woman of Samaria, iu bis talk 
with her at the well, and my under- 
standing of the text is, that to " wor- 
ship God in Spirit" we must wor- 
ship him under the guidance of the 
Holy Spirit, i. e., we must become 
subject to that Spirit which the Sa 
vior said should lead us into all truth. 
We must become obedient children, 
to obey the Lord in all his precepts, 
as far as lieth in our power. If the 
Holv Spirit dwells in our heart, we 
are subject to it, it has the control 
over us, we submit to all its teach- 
ings, Then we can worship God iu 
Spirit, " and in Truth.'" 

We cannot worship God in truth 
if we worship him contrary to his 
will. We must not come before him 
as did the Pharisees of old, who 
drew nigh unto the Lord with their 
mouth, and honored him with their 
lips, bat their heart was far from him. 
We must eoiue before him, under the 
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subjects to bis will, then we can wor- 
ship (Jod ia Spirit aud in Truth. 

Query 2. " Why do we hear of no 
Brethren east of Pennsylvania and 
Maryland? Are there none in Ken- 
tucky ? 

1 would say I don't know of any 
existing in Kentucky. In New Jer- 
sey there is at least one congrgation 
that I know of. It sometimes ap- 
pears to me that even as the suu rises 
in the east and sets in the west, 
(night following in the same way) 
even so may it be with the Sun of 
glory. That heavenly light sprung 
forth in Palestine, and now it has 
wended its way even to the Pacific 
ocean, nevermore to return — the night 
of Popular religion following hard af- 
ter. So the plain, simple doctrine of 
ihe brethren will not take any more 
because men love darkness rather 



than light. 



Levi Andes. 



<;i<-;iuingM from Subscriber*. 

" We havo had the largest sheet of 
ice this winter, that I ever saw. — 
Much timber, and many fruit trees 
have been destroyed." 

Samuel Sthi.ne. 

Miller sburg, Ind. 



"The year 1870, with its ponder- 
ous records has gone with its prede- 
ira down to eternity; 1871 is 
here, and it, too, will soon glide away ; 
and a few more after it and ibis dis- 
pensation will have closed, for tiie 
end is nigh. Hence let us be watch- 
ful. The Lord help us to be ready." 
Philip Boyle. 



" I am sorry that our periodicals 
cannot be united, so that we would 
but one publishing office. Then 
I could get more subscribers." 

' I'-l 'HER. 



In reading tin- Brethren'e Almunae, 

1 notice in i lie list of ministers the 

nl omc who are not ministers. 

I ;d..o know ol a number who are 

minister ft, but whose names aru not on 

the Hst Pot Instance, there are 

□ in our Plat Rock branch. Thi-- 

. our fault. 

Fight the tobacco In ;■ mild and 

table \\ ay, B 

e and offensii e. we bai • • 

then let us la- 

bor t i you through 

jul >•■ i mii the wall 

ol ZI. Ram'l H MYef.S 



" I take great pleasure in reading 
the Bible aud your papers. I cannot 
get to meeting, for there is no Dun- 
kard preaching here. It grieves me 
that I cannot go. There are no other 
members of our society here that I 
know of. I do wish that some good 
ministering brother would move here, 
and establish a church. I believe 
there could be much good accom- 
plished I am getting along in years ; 
am going on my sixty-third year, and 
my health is poor, but if God spares 
my life, I hope to be able to send you 
the money for the papers. I should 
love to hear you speak, but suppose 
it is impossible. O, may we meet in 
heaven where there will be no more 
sorrowing. Piieije Davis. 

Ghampavjne, III. 

We have two subscribers at Kan 
toul,andfiveatUrbana,in Champaigne 
county. Perhaps they could pay sis- 
ter Davis a visit. A blessing would 
no doubt result from it to both parties. 
Don't forget the visitiug part of our 
religion, brethren and sisters. 

Dear Huhinger i--I have often 
felt sorry that the nfrmber of Church 
papers is increasing. Now I am 
sincerely afraid it is not for the bet- 
ter. But I rejoice that simply an 
effort has been made by its editors to 
consolidate We do verily not stand 
in need of quantity, but sorry to yav. 
sometimes of ijuality. I am encour- 
aged for I see a vast improvement. 
I di, however, believe more good 
could be done if we had only One 
Church paper containing all the good 
(puiities ol all. It is too expensive 
for every family of the brethren to 
have them all, and to have only part 
is not so satisfactory. And the more 
we read the papers the less we will 
read tho Bible. Shall we neglect 
the Bible for the sake of Church pe 
riodicals ': 1 know you answer in 
tne negative, my (L-ur brothor, with 
myself. What should make us neg 
leet 

o constancy *r' • 
While all wt i found ll I: 

juunrlot ,i 
IChlng in the way V> 

I'll 

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vertex with all. 

'in the Bachelor's Run congregation, Car- 
roll Co., Ind., Oct, 11th, 1670, sister SUSAN- 
NA SNOWBERGER, widow of John K. 
Snowberger, who died in 1857. Her age was 
69 years, 10 months, and IS days. Funeral 
service by brethren Isaac Billhituer, Isaac 
Ikenbery, and Jacob Flora, from 1 Peter 1 i 
24, 25, to a large concourse of friends and 
neighbors. 

John Snowbeboek. 
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VOLUME VII. 



TYRONE, PA. r i . FEB. 7, 1871. 



NUM BB G. 



I.ittZc Things. 

Little grains of sa 

■.- ocean 

ild despise the small things of 

in the bi when God created the 

he gathered together the 

ipon 

;sd the world ; rearing 

stone upon le upon particle, until 

lit- 
tle i it fall to their lot 

i 
•id caiv ir name on F 

; 
ime seeming, pet, 

good or ills oft 

■nt opportunity. the 

i 
right spirit and fro 
in j 

the 

toward the b 

ul, by 

■ 

not again— 

ul* \. 

sess no - -nut 

ning 

just ho 

the ono rare bli irth — • 



For ibe Comfa- 
Is it Well wilh the Child ? 2 Kings 4 :G. 

However hard it may be. to part with thi 
little g; d lay their bodies in the dust, it 

is a consoling fact to know, that all infants are 
saved. Hence, it is well with the child. I can 
sympathize with the b its, as I too 

a lit!; \>ne to radise of (. 

cable and full oi glory. 
Those little gc not Jos', but gone to 

•Ad. We have 
the prmleg ing to them, but they can nev- 

knovv we 
departed from death antoetei 
i should prompt us to sen.- (iod 
all our ■ oul, mig 

! ! • - the mother, who h 

died to v. ' ixted 

Oh ! it is 1 re up tl 

I child: . 
■ 
i 

tarns to her of mournii 

mtetnplates its empty cradle • 
I by her bright eyed boa\ 






with • 
• 11 with 

( '. r. i. Hi 

f the 1 ! 

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l!i«' « liriatiuu'a iXpiirlmr. 

''.Hi Of the riirhteonp."— Nrmiiii'- 

1 >entb is not only the common {ate, but the 
u of Hviug beings. It strikes terror 
alike to men and blasts. The smallest ine 
will put forth astonishing exertions to save it- 
self from death. The most timid animal will 
struggle f >r its existence ; while " skin for skin, 
all that a man hath will he give for his life.", 

This principle, therefore, is implanted in liv- 
in i creatures, bj the Creator, to impel them to 
preserve life and to shun death. So far it is in- ! 
stinct and is common to all classes of sensitive 
things. 

Hut in man a higher element is brought to 
bear, which operates with widely different effect I 
in the characters of the righteous and the wick- ' 
ed. The event, indeed, is common to both. ' 
"As the one dieth so dieth the other." But the 
difference is found in their future condition and 
final state. Hera, it is easy to show, all are in ! 
favoi of the righteous. To him death is attend- 
ed with the following advantages : 

1. Release from labor. Life is burdened with 
toil and care. "All things are full of labor ; man 
cannot utter it." " For all his days are sorrows 
and his travail ^rief; yea, his heart taketh not 
rest m the night." " And if by reason of 
strength our years be fourscore, yet is their 
sterngth labor and service." Death is the only 
relief. There is no work nor labor in the grave. 
There the wicked cease from troubling and the 
servant is free from his master. " Blessed are 
the dead which die in the Lord ; yea, saith the ! 
Spirit, they shall rest from their labor." 

2. Udeas*. from affliction. The Savior tells 
us : " In the world ye shall have tribulation," 
"Think it not strange concerning the fiery trials 
which are to try you." All experience tells us : 

' Many are the afflictions of the righteous." — 
Hut if our days are " evil" they are also " few." 
Soon " God himself shall wipe all tears from our 
" There shall be no more sickness, 
neither sorrow nor crying ; for the former things 
are passed away." 

3. Suetaining grace. This is a sore trial to 
the flesh. Men's hearts fail them in the contem- j 
plation of it. Hut when th«» trial comes, there' 

always grace to support it. "My grace issuf-' 
fici nt, lays th - ' bMox ; and - as thy davs, so 



thy strength be." "To the upright in 

light in dark 'Yea, 

though 1 walk through the valley and shadow 

of death; I will Chon art with 

me ; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me." 

4. The consummation of faith. "Now faith 
is the substance of things hoped for ; the evi- 
dence of things not seen." But death is the 
end of faith and hope. The wicked cannot 
hope, the righteous need not. "For what a man 
seeth, why doth he yet hope for ?" "He that hath 
the bride is the bridegroom ; but the friend of 
the bridegroom which standeth and heareth him, 
rejoiceth greatly, because of the bridegroom's 
voice." It is not, now, "Go work in my vine- 
yard," but, "come, thou blessed of my Father, 
inherit the kingdom" — "enter into the joys of 
thy Lord." For him, truly, "to live i? Christ," 
but "to die is gain." To remain with his 
friends is desirable, and natural ; but "to depart 
and be with Christ is far better." If he is "in 
a strait betwixt two," he is prepared for either. 
If the "flesh is weak," the "spirit is willing ;" 
so that, when the summons comes, he can cheer- 
fully say : " I am now ready to be offered, and 
the time of my departure is at hand. Henceforth 
there is laid up for me a crown of life." 

Such are some of the cheering prospects which 
soothe the Christian's heart, — such the blissful 
realities that gather about his soul in a final 
hour. Only let us not forget to whom we owe 
these heavenly hopes, these blissful comforts. 'Tis, 

"Jesus makes a dyinj: bed, 
Feel ioft as downy pillows art." 

Wherefore let us "comfort one another with 
these words," while we "thank God through 
our Lord, Jesus Christ." 

J. K Pbn< b. 

Jonesiboro., Tom. 

For the Companion. 
Kuowu bj Their Fruits. 

The questions are often asked. "Who are 
christians ? how can we tell V The answer to 
this oftentimes is, " No one can tell ; this mat- 
ter must be left until the judgment of the gr-at 
day, then the good shepherd will separate them 
one from another, and set the righteous on his 
right hand, but the wicked on the left," 

If this is a question to be solvt d after death, 
what, then, did th j Savior mean by his clear 
and pointed argument, recorded in the seven- 



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It means, " by 
''heir fruits >/<■ shall know them" ■ sus- 

by the follow ' at ; " D 

grapes ol thorns, ox figs ol I !" — 

tainly that would be as ui 
tcr to flow up the mountain slope, The truth 
is. that 'every good tree bringeth lorth good 
fruit ; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil 
fruit." Most positively, " a good tree cannot 
bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree 
bring forth good fruit." What, then is the con- 
clusion 1 "Wherefore by thiir fruits ye shall 
know them." 

Where, then, is the uncertainty that is sup- 
posed to be involved in the matter? True we 
may not be able to determine in regard to all. 
tor the want of a more intimate acquaintance. 
Time is a <^rand revealer of the intents of the 
heart. The true character mav not be revealed 



sion many mi 

real 

. 
decidii 

poor ? 
other ac: if rather, non-actio 

erth< ' 

not attending chn 

of yo 

his brother 

els of compassion from ow dv 

love of 

shine : "Let your Ligh 

out from the world : " come 

them." Who dare say he is 

knowingly; 

■ 



to us, as v, to some of the prophets and the light of th< 

re is, sometimes, a blending of of the word, and . 
spirit with spirit, an interpretatioi 

that almost amounts to revelation. the 



spirit, 

t us inquire 



line from I 



How can we know the 

the true irom the 

— the sheep Irom the wolf — the christian 

on-christian 1 Answer; " By their 

miliar with iruir, trees. How 

- 



i 

3. Tei 

— 
le, humanity, 



lovi 



b >' its api sorrow. 

telling j not by and <lf a m 

limbs, its foliage, nor the beau A h . . ^ . mu 

m; thi 
i all of I What then ! The fruit is 

of; nothing else. 

Whal : i •■■ raits 1 Pii 

idly, th( >ns ; third!; 

1. Words 
ii iart, sn 

■ 

i . 
mou 

. 
j 

won 

tho :u ■.■!.*' 

2. Action 
Th< • k loud< r, thai u , i ■ 

truthfully. They arc more to b<- lelicd Up 
I - y speak, thby convey ii 












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The l.orri'M Prayer. 

who in i - 

'i by I ome, thy will be 

TbroughoDt lb la earth tl 

T now 

• • ■• liumldy I 
imt and bleat l In-ill now ; 

> II (log tin o'er 

\j lin.nl. 
Our 

m niaii 

• An. 

Jnlo termination lead uk i 
U defend, 
Lalne tiit- kingdom! power, all, 
v without end. 

Babbajm Tai I.. 

tor lion. 

VoK(< ol Christ. 

I M M Of 

M t. ] 

In nothing arc man's abilities more 

rted than in the acquisition of 
knowledge. It is one of the funda- 

Qtal principles of the human mind. 

- is observable by the many exer- 
tions that arc daily made for' its at- 
tainment -Men will violate the laws 
of health, and sacrifice their lives just 
a clear perception of that which 
is yet a little obscure. Ilenee they 
traverse the whole world, all for the 
par] gratifying their desire for 

knowledge. Yet in Borne cases we 
serve people exerting their abilities 
in a sphere that is infecting their in- 
tellects, and destroying their health. 
This propensity to pry in the mys- 

ius is exceedingly baneful to the 
intellectual powers, and in nothing is 
it more pernicious than in the chris- 
tian discipline. How many who have 

ized the efficacy in religion, and 

were Busceptible of comprehending 

- », are now departing from 

true faith and have become 
imitation.- of false doctrines. And 
why is it thus? .lu.-t because they 
have tried the teaching of Jesus and 

I it to he of a condescending na- 
and hence they pervert the <, 
i' i to nil theii own pbarisaical d 

tion. May heaven forbid that we 
Bhoold ever fall into such a condemna- 

An inordinate • , v the acqui- 

bas can 
sny other of 
ch Satan I 
nman soul. [| it 

of acquiring unto Mlc 



ted to tl, of the Al- 

mighty. 

'I'i»' kn and information 

which we gather from worldly or 
material objects may he denominated 
worldly wisdom. This wisdom 
potent tendency to create in man a 
proud and ambitious In. hi. Hut the 
wisdom which your unworthy writer 
wishes to impart a few suggestions 
upon, is spiritual wisdom. Thi 
dom, if proper applicat made 

for iu attainment, v. ill make us wise 
unto salvation, ami ultimately work 
out the happy results so beautifully 
portrayed in the history of divine 
revelation. This, then, is the w •; 

wo should most prefer. Yet when 
we compare the general ex< rtioni that 

are made for that of the former with 
the latter, it appears that men prefer 

worldly wisdom. Science, art and 
literature are daily studied with in- 
exorable /.eal, while the Bible, which 
contains the history of him who is 
worthy of all imitations, is confined 
to some old desk where the dust col- 
lects on its sacred lids, on which the 
owner's name and condemnation could 
he plainly written with legible letters. 
Such indeed are some of the lamenta- 
ble facts. And it is to he feared that 
we, as the imitators of the sacred in- 
junction of the meek and lowly Jesus 
are having our minds a litt! 
much inveighed with the transitory 
things of this world, and thereby be- 
delinquent in the things that 
pertain to our eternal peace and hap- 
piness beyond this terrestrial sphere. 
God has endowed man with pecu- 
liar faculties, and the motives that 
enforce them are suited to the differ- 
ent capacities of men. We are to re- 



the design in bestowing them 



is that 

trify his name. This 

has been tin- principal design in our 

■ ' we 

make of them will not justify us when 

.ete stand before the tribinal 

of Jehovah, to give an account of our 

stewardship here; below. 

Believing that we are the 
of Christ's kingdom it becon 
aary for us to consider whether we 
are making an effort. Are we striv- 
Do we avail ourselves of the 

have ac- 
cess to? Do we show by our daily 
deportment that we are learners of 
Jesus ? Or are we exerting our abil- 
ities in the acquisition of an earthly 
ire, and thereby eontamenato our 
souls with utter deception? Our 

sole object should lie to CXpU 
ourselves from everything that i 
tendency to lead u~, astray, that we 
may glorify God in our bodies and 
our spirits which are his, in a manner 
that will prove acceptable in his sight, 
endeavoring to put on the whole 
armor of God. 

Also we are told to walk circum- 
spcctfully, not as fools, redeeming the 
time because the days are evil ; I 
careful not to have fellowship with 
the unfruitful works of darkness ; but 
rather reprove them. Then c 
that beautiful and pathetic admoni- 
tion which is worthy of being in- 
scribed upon the tablet of our hearts: 
He ye kind to one another, tendcr- 

i hearted, forgiving one another even 
as God, for ■ Bake, hath for- 

! given us. " 

Let us console one another with 
these words, so that wi en death may 
issue its irresistible summons, that we 



member the Almighty as the giver of ' may, with a solaced conscience, fall iu- 
cvery good and perfect gift, and we to the hands of angels to be borne into 
as weak fallible creatures receiving the paradise of bliss, where our voiei - 
blessings as an attribute of the di- may be BWeetly Mended together in 
vine Providence. \nd that we are ascription of praise to the Almighty, 
held responsible fur every talent en- 



trusted to our care. This should l 
duce men to consider in what way 
they make use of their talents. He 
who receives but one need not de- 
spair, but willingly goto work and im- 
prove that which we have, and there- 
in a few more; by so doing we 
may meet ihe approbation rl' the 

talent we principally 
id the different mental abili- 

■ itfa which men are invested - 

w hi' h V • i bom 



li is the prayer of your unwor- 
thy young brother, 

Jacob T Meyibs, 
ncrst ', Pa. 



For nion. 

"BvlMltJ the Ltiinbol God." 

proclaim) 

: truth, I 
multitude at the time when tl 
vior came to the Jordon to receive 
the initiatory right into his priestly 
office. The forerunner says : "I have 
! ed • '■ baptized ol tl 
pit thou to me 



vJlIilLSTIAN FJlMILX CuMl'AMO.V 



6i> 



L 



him : "Sufliar now ; for 

thus it becomcth ua to falfil all 

are we taught to 
behold hi King Emmanu- 

el bora in Bethlehem ofJudea. Lo, 

. Lso men came from too East to 
worship him. Behold his star is 
seen ! for thus it i.s written by the 
prophet: "And thou Bethlehem in 
the land of Juda, art not the least 
among the princes of Juda ; for out of 

shall come rnor that shall 

rule my people I 

We see him at the ago of twelve 
years in the temple, asking and an- 
swering questions with the Jewish 
lawyers and doctors, deeply interest- 
ed about the kingdom of God. And 
in the language of one of old, he truly 
'•is a light to lighten the Gentiles, 
and the glory of thy people Israel." 
er three days, Ids mother 
said, why hast thou thus dealt with 
i "Wist ye 

not that I must be about my Father's 
business 7" We behold him through- 
out his ministerial mission, doing 
to both t^e souls and bodies of 

ihildren of men. There was no 

itatioua principle ever harbored 
in his breast, lie made himself of 
no reputation but condescended to the 
of people aa his 

l.'j for Ids good deeds we be- 
hold him idemned to 

U . cp tO 

and like a lamb, dumb 

before opened he not 

louth. In his humiliation, his 

i who 

.shall declare his g a ''. for his 

taken fn rth." He was 

i' 1 li<-; weun tli 

. lie Lo, tin' \ til 
1 ent, the earth did 

■, and ill 'And the 

J laid 
in the toi.i 

And on thf morning of the third day, 
be burst the i b, and 

mighty 
of deal h, bell, and tb< 

Whi itive \ iew 

: ii day 

: • 

tiou him, leaving the 

, , .Martha, and 1.; 
u hum ho had foi I his as- 

V i i him moVO at an 



even pace, with slow but majestic 
step, on toward the bill of Bethany. 

iscends the mount as a mighty 
king. The green hill-side is strewn 
with an awestricken multitude at be- 
holding bis glorious . Hisper- 
son growing brighter and brighter. — 

.■sends to the top of the mount 
and stands upon its apex alone. At 
the foot of the eminence sleeps the 
garden of Gcthscmaue : Jerusalem, 
with its towers, pinnacles, palaces, 
and gorgeous temple, glitters in the 
distance ; and calvary, stretched with 
fresh Roman crosses, and the tall cy- 

3 above the tomb of Joseph 
where he had laid, all visible. He 
surveys the scenes as a divine con- 
queror. Behold him turn to his dis- 
ciples and say, "To-day 1 take leave 
of you, and ascend to my Father and 
your Father. You have been with 
me in my afflictions, and ye shall be 
with me in my glory. 'In my Fath- 
ers house are many mansions: if it 
were not so, I would have told you. 

to prepare a place for you.' -My 
friends, the gate of the tomb opens in- 
to the world of life eternal, to all those 
who love and keep my eommands- 
menls. 'AH power is given unto me 
in heaven and in earth, (jo ye there- 
id teach all nation* baptizing 

in the name of the Father, arid 
of the Son. and of the Holy Ghost; 
teaching them t<> observe ad things 
whatsoever I have commanded you ; 
and lo I am with you alway even un- 
to the end of the world. Amen." 
Lo, he is lifted from the earth ; he 
•nds. up into 

liddle air. Ilis disci;- 
with bli id clasped 

hands, with awe and amazement, be- 

Qg their Lord and Mai 

ry illuminates 
now aline the brightm 

the Material BUD. Lo! he i- 

nOW in the iar oil' blue depths of heav- 

irroumled by his angelic Ii 
who have escort the Son of 

God to hi .il abode i : 

WO hear loud anthems of praises sung 
by his angelic horns 

ever up your 

..lid the Km: 

.'■ . 

i , : 

, and 

. in." 



We behold him enter into the 
id take his - 
hand of the throne of God, th> 
terceding for u- 1 if any man 

sin, we have an advocate with the 
Father, Jesus Christ the righti 
"Behold what manner of love the 
Father hath bestowed upon us, that 
we should be called the sons of Cod ! 
therefore the world knoweth us not, 
because it knew him not. Beloved, 
now are we the sons of God, and it 
doth not appear what we shall be ; 
but we know that, when he shall ap- 
pear, we shall be like him; lor we 
shall see him as he is." 0, ma 
cent work, to be made like unto the 
Son of God, our vile bodies fashioned 
like unto his glorious body ! Magnan- 
imous thought, indeed, beyond the 
comprehension of mortal man ! t » 
sinner, behold the Lamb of God ! 
"Repent and be be] 
of you, in the name of i 
for the remission o' 
recieve tiie gift of the 11 
You should behold him, by being 
buried with Christ in baptism: as 
Christ was buried i be. 

Von should behold him bj 
tiou after the utterance of each name 
a- given in the formula by the So 
himself; then : .. newm 

life, and "be l: ■ this 

world, but be ye transformed by the 
renew ' that ye maj 

prove what is that good, and 
id perfect will of I ■ 

"W< '- we 

prove what is I 
ble, and perfect will id God': ' 
unworthy writer i other 

way to prove it than by a literal per- 
formance of Ids holy 

cording the law of the I 
the Lord is a pel 
when that law is filled, then it 

cepted and hi- perfect will 
friendly r 
him in the I- 1 . 1 
washing. 1 can trolj 

,d.d to the ordinam 

my life, without thinki: 

lent name, \ » ;., 1 rememl 
memorable night when tl ■ 
strayed into the I. 

i 

■ . l< 

! 
had u u In ill' 

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Wo 

f the 
ukind, the 

; him 

■ 

I : the ! 

■ 
I !■ 

e that I iv- 

embleinatical 
. and shed I 
- - I upon the 

Wc behold him 
the Christian 

-,,i>|: ! "ii the 

in u hich he waa betrayed. We 
d look far 
heyoi avc: "And I B] 

father 

e may 

aty 1 . king- 

b 

in ilit- i.. 
i the ( 

f !ifc\ 
bold 

and 



■ 









..I lion i. 

an r\ e for an i i 



Mi, lmt I 

.ion. 
The Old l'nth. 

■ 

"tut 

to I 

irk- 

•ntinued to walk in i 
dieii ■ Ifi and imagina- 

9 < f their e\ .1 hi o went 

tinually backward, and not I 
ward ; for Bays I < throogb 

prophet,"tbi6 thing commanded 1 tl 
saying, obey my voice, and 1 will be 
your Cod, and ye shall be my people, 
and walk ye in -11 the ways that J 
have commanded yon, that il may 
well with you.'' But stiff-necked and 
nncircumcised in heart, they continue 

■ their vain oblations and 
rifice to idols; rejecting the whole- 1 
Borne and life-giving counsels of the 
in. st high Cod, until forbearance, 
perhaps ceasing to be a virtue, calls 
forth the indignation of his fury upon 
tbem. " For thou hast forsaken me, 
saith the Lord: thou art gone hack-, 
ward and not forward ; therefore will \ 
I stretch out my hand against thee, 
and destroy thee. I am weary with 
repenting." No wonder this pathetic 
nation : "O, Jerusalem, Jerusa- 

bered 
as a hen doth her I 
audi r not ! " 

sp< aketh i 

tartling ifll 
n of old, thn 

i 

comp 

c iristian world 

.-lands united. Upon this 



fundamental truth we might all take 

ry in 
■ all 

All things noi 

wer in 1. 

■ 

I have 
demptive 

- 

all the 

thei 
■ ith mj : laid down 

ibing tbem to 
1 
manded you ; but do i ■ b for 

■ 
int of d 
g< ace, 
immaterial 
so we think, relyin 
utes of !• • 

way a little ; we will in- 
ime new planks in tie platform 
o) redemptive grace. f the 

timber is too km tty :•' does ni 
the pr it of the age. Its 

surface is a little too rough; we'll 
pull it out and insert another more 
inviting one, thai will be more in har- 
mony with this fastid; of a 
discriminating world, who deli 
worshiping and serving the creature 
more than the Creator, thereby chang- 
ing " the truth of God into a lie, 
giving the significance be has ordain- 
ed. God grant that the prophetic 
language of Jeremiah i ubly 
instilled ii t i oor Ic a ts : that we may 
i iate its vital significance. Let 
all who profess to have taken upon 
themselves the whole armor of : 
and have obeyed from the heart that 
form of doctrine once di 

- 
rue holin SB, stand in the 
ivayo rough indiffe 

. principles of the di 

Christ, dissent from and teach 

- mere palliating to the carnal 

mind, le-s bumble in their attributes, 

in their - ■ 

old w hilt \ we 

B 

in. r. redound ie ed- 

ification an^ redemption of our souls; 



may we Maud in the gate of tht? 
Lord's house, and proclaim there this, 
and Bay : " Hear ye the word of the 
Lord, all ye of Judab, that seek to en- 
ter in at these gates to worship the 
Lord," "enter ye .in at the strait 
gate, for wide is the gate, and broad 
is the way that leadetb to destruc- 
tion, and many there be that go in 
thereat. Because strait is the gate, 
and narrow is the way, which leadeth 
unto life,and few there be that find it. ; ' 
" Not every one that saith unto me, 
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the king- 
dom of Heaven ; but he that doeth 
the will of my father which is in 
Leaven.*' " 1 am the way, the truth, 
and the life : no man cometh unto the 
Father but by me." " The words that 
I speak unto you, I speak not of my- 
self, but the Father that dwelloth in 
me, he doeth the works. And as 
the Father gave me commandment, 
even so I do.'' " It ve love me keep 
my commandments. He that hath 
my commandments and keepeth them, 
he it is that loveth me." 

This, then, is the evidence of the 
genuineness of that love we profess to- 
ward God: implicit faith, in obedi- 
ence to his holy demands and precepts 
— that we do virtually love him in the 
sense he has required it. He has made 
this a test of our fidelity toward him, 
that we may secure his friendship, 
which should be tin: highest aspiration 
of heaves. Whilst misplaced conli- 
dence in man has ruined many, im- 
plicit confidence in God, acting in pure 
fealty to i. md ordinance 

never failed in receiving reciprocation 
in its fullest, saving sena . The near- 
er we approach him. the more fully we 
realize the fact that he is a friend that 
Bticketh closer than a brother, eonlirm- 
.'l Banctifying his truth to oar 
advancement in the divine life. "Ye 
are my friends if ye do whatsoever 1 
coram and you " Stand in bis s 

i ays are ways of pleas- 
antness, and all his paths are paths of 
peace " "His word is a lump i 

uid a light to our path 
us into that Straight and narrow way 

that leadeth to everlasting life. But 
we ii. ii t not diverge to the right nor 
the led, hut itand in the ways,see and 

ask for the old path- in which OUT 

tainted ancestors have trod ; which 
we have ever] to believe w as 

tod way that led them safely in- 
to that haven of eternal rest, prepared 

'nr all w ho love and lei ve him faith- 
fully, by walking lilain.le dy in all 



the laws and ordinances of the Lord; 
who stand in the ways and proclaim 
the great, fundamental prin 
taining to Christ's kingdom, accept of 
his redeemership, with all the saving 
eilicacies resulting from the perfecting , 
of all things in him. Mow in bumble 
submission to the divine authority in- 
vested in him, by virtue of which, he 
has become the author of eternal sal- 
vation to all who obey him. Hearken 
to the voire of the trumpeters, set as 
watchmen upon the tower of Zion to 
proclaim the acceptable word of the 
Lord, who shun not to declare his 
whole counsel ; but be careful not to ; 
hearken unto the uncertain sound of i 
those who lie in wait to deceivebycalling 
your unconscious souls into uncertain 
security, by ignoring many of ti 
sentialities necessary to secure your 
salvation. Seek your peace through 
the merits and mediation of a Cruci- 
fied Redeemer. It is the way, the 
truth, and the life ; and in him is no 
darkness at all. He comes to you in 
this sublimely inviting language : 
•Come unto me, all ye that are heavy 
laden, and I will give you rest. Take 
my yoke upon you, and learn of me, 
and ye shall find rest for your souls." 
My dear, unconverted friend, let me 
you from the earnest convic- 
tions of my heart, that there is no 
spiritual rest outside of Christ. The 
fleeting delusions of this world are all 
subject to decay, and will not stand 
the test when you are called up! n to 
ret the Jordan of death. Hut 
the hydra-headed monster of sin and 
iniquity, will raise his formidable di- 
mensions in the way between yen and 
your eternal deliverance, giving yon a 
foretaste of the interminable woes that 
await you in the depths of irre: : 
ble ruin. Oh! then, will you not 
com') to Christ, and live!' Ask him to 
direct you in the old paths, marked 
out in his redemptive plan of salva- 

• udou you with meek and 

submissive spirits, that may lead you 
into humble and implicit obedience to 

all his holy and righteous demands. 

Accept in faith all the saving efficacies 

he has Instituted for your redemption. ' 

iii their fullest and most significant 

sense; that they ma\ be made to |QO- 

sen e to t he edification and eternal sal- 
vation of your B and j e in 

the w a\ I, and BSC, and a-k f ir the old 
paths, wherein is tl ■ and 

when j therein, walk dream- 

SpSCtly, and ye shall surely find rest' 
f'>r \ ur BOula I' 8 NlWCOMU 



Alphabet of l'ro verbs. 

A grain of prudence is worth a 
pound of craft. 

Boasters are cousins to liars. 

Confession of fault makes half 
amends. 

Denying a fault doubles it. 

Envy shooteth at others and 
woundeth herself. 

Foolish fear doubles danger. 

God reaches us good things by our 
hands. 

He has hard work who has nothing 
to do. 

It costs more to avenge w I 
than to bear them. 

Knavery is the worst trade. 

Learning makes man fit eompanv 
for himself. 

Modesty is a guard to virtue. 

Not to hear conscience is the way 
to silence it. 

One hour to-day is worth two to- 
morrow. 

Proud looks make foul work in 
fair faces. 

Quiet conscience gives Bweet sleep. 

Richest is he that wants least. 

Small faults indulged are little 
thieves that let in greater. 

The boughs that bear most hang 

low. 

I'pright walking is sure walking. 

Virtue and happiness are mother 
and daughter. 

Wise men make more opportuni- 
ties than trfey find. 

Sou never lose by doing a , 
turn. 

Zeal without knowledge i- fire 
without light. 



To everythi atfa the t-uu 

there comes a last day — and of all fu- 
turity this is the only portion of the 
time that can in all infallibly 

predicted. Let t: . line then 

take warning, and the toned 

take courage ; for to every it j 
every 
ir, there will come a last 
day, and the man ought SO to live < >v 
.lit, that while he learns in ev- 
ery state to be content he shall in 
each lie prepared for another, wl 
er that other mav be 

■ » ♦ 4»- 

If God has no nerd of Our 
he bath still less of our Igfl 

I! ■ • .bo dili 

..ii 1 | ■ 

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hbor." 

i 

\\i' don't 

.•.nil kind, 
them, 
bat oth( 
, we can 

e tw o ki 

r our rc- 
:■ friends : 

■ 
nir There Bbould 1 

for vould aol bad 

favor. '. 
kii i charity, and is 

ribed in the thirteenth 
pter of I rsl < 'orinthians. It is the 
id bids all aag< r, 

ali i juries, n! 1 

i 

- when they ha\ e any:! 

things whi< h 
It forbid 

|Q to ha. 

we c»n. It : generous, 

aring, patient, bumble, 
< >h, it is a blessed 
• 

weet and 
: iii 1 atmosphere; full of the de- 
is perfume of Rowers, and 

irmonious and delightful. It 

>d'a sunshine streaming down 

3 with joy and 

blessing every body who 

- within celestial in- 

tsic ot the 
at, and beauti- 

this love i.- tu l)e like ■ 

■ have this lore 
.a in our hearts 
.. I 
i tb 

lis and 

this love 

. . ;.- by 

| IBN in i\ 



? Wo 
they 

- 

i icked 

- 

r Imp- 
ed that will ra ixioua 
tu pray for them, and to help tl 
waj m 
not think 
• than Bt 

' tbein ''. \h) you not think tl will 

ppier '.' "i es, thai is 
the way Cod feels It was tbfl 
: that mad': him wilii" 

:mers 
that mak 
and bo long-suffering toward as ; and 
it is this inli:: vr, which 

maki 
Oli ! let as try to bo like God, 
■•'11 bfl always happy our 
shall make -.tm bapv 

J. EL 1'KTM'k'X. 

♦ ■»♦ 

How «o Prevent a Divorce. 

Whe r John Trumbull 

i 
i called at hi 

icy in pri 
cordingly he own into his 

. and the t 
nor came forward to mi re \V., 

saying, Good morning, sir; I am 
to sec you." Squire \V. ret 
ation, adding as he did 
called on a very unpleasant errand, 
sir, and want your advice. My wife 
and I do not live happily 
and 1 have been thinki ting a 

divorce. What do you ad', ise, sir ?" 

a ('tw- 
in deep thought ; then turning to 
Squire Hew did 

W. when you were courting 
and how did you fe< . 
: the time of her m 
Squire W. replied, " I treati 
kindly as I c ! her 

dearly at thai 
" well, sir," said the Governor, . 

now 
i did then, and love her as 
. 
■ 

Let us pray. red in 

and separated. rVl 



W. called 
wasp- 

: - J 1, 
70U for ti 

■ 1 yon that n:. 

Were 

! I 

nr good i 

it, Mr. W., and 

'■« wiilcontin 
wife as I 
The result v Squire W. and 

hi" wi happily together to the 

■ 
thinking iraiion in 

ml do hk 



b Bridgman,* 
at into this world without sight 
r the power of speech. She 
could see nothing, hear nothing, ask 
nothing: To her the very thunder has 
cvcr I and the sun black- 

The tips of her fingers, and the 
j palms ol her hands have been her 
; and tongue. Yet, tha -i,-'klv 

! girl k 

of huninn 
relationship) and p 

Bbould ! 

sin, and death, and the 

:ini1 J ' Heaven. And all this 

through the child's 

.-lender fingers, darkly feeling the fin- 

of another; and thus she tells her 
bopee, and fears, and sorrows. And 
so blindly for the 
Saviour, finds him, and rests her weak 
hands on his lowly head — that bli 
head, that leans lowly enough even 
for this — oh how will she rise up in 

lent, Matt 12. 41—42, and con- 
demn, with utter overwhelming, you, 
0, sinner! upon whose very b< 
pouring the know God, wi 

yon* eod his holy word, and 

your ears hear a thousand times over 

!o- 

Jasj • i.i.. 

1 ' Ot learned the lessou 

ul ' " made little 

- grown ni- 
hilhood. Half the 
- own thinking, 
■•vn 
i he 
Id who will not do this be 

the other half who will. 



LlllUDllA^ r/ViVllJUi V;Viuiniuwi>. 



Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone City, Pa., Feb. 7, 1871. 



in his appointed anient; the ' of Abib the Lord tby God brought 

children of Israel ? And Moses said thee forth out of Egypt by night. — 

unto them, stand still, and I will hear Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the pa 

what the Lord will command con- over unto the Lord thy God, of the 

Sappcr.Xo.fi. rning you. And the Lord soake Book and the herd, in the place which 

,, . unt0 Mi eak unto the ' the Lord shall choose to place Lis 

The attentive reader has observed children of Israel, saying, if any man name there. Thou shall eat no 

that we are also treating the l <* vou, or of your posterity, shall he leavened bread with it :_ seven days 

unleavened bread under the head of 

ver. This is done, not because 



they are in reality the same, but be- 
e:m-e they meet in point of time, and 
use the feast of unleavened bread 
is sometimes "called the Passover.' 1 
"Now the eavened bread 

drew nigh, which is culled the Pass- 
• Luke 22: 1. " In the first 
month, on the fourteenth day of the 
montL, ye shall have the / 

• unleavened bread 
shall bo eaten." Ezek 45: 31. 

It is proper, in this connection, to 
notice that the law relating to the fu- 
ture observance of the r was, 
after its first appointment, somewhat 
changed ; but .this change related 
principally to the places in which the 



unclean by reason of a dead body, or shalt thou cat unleavened bread tl, 
be in a journey afar eff, yet he shall with, even the bread of affliction ; for 
keep the passover unto the Lord, thou earnest forth out of the land of 



The fourteenth day of the second 



Egypt in haste : that thou mayest re- 



month, at even, they shall keep it, member the day when thou earnest 

and eat it with unleavened bread and forth out of the laud of Egypt all the 

bitter herbk. They shall leave none days of thy life. And there shall be 

of it unto the morning, nor break any no leavened bread seen with ti 

bone of it : according to all the or- all thy coasts seven days; neither shall 
dinances of the passover they shall 



15ut the man that is clean, 



there anything ol the flesh, which thou 

sacrificedst the first day at even, re- 



keep it 

and is net in a journey, and forbeareth I main all night until the morning — 
to keep then;; evefi the same Thou mayest not sacrifice the p. 

soul shall be cut off from among his or within any of thy gates, which the 
b: because he brought not the Lord thy God giveth thee; but at 
g of the Lord in his appointed the place which the Lord thl 



:. that man shall bear hi 

And if a stranger shall sojourn among 

you, and will keep the unto 



passover "should be sacrificed and fthe Lord, according to the ordinance 



eaten, and was not commanded until 

••fore the Israelii' 
tercd the promised land. 

Mini. M ; 1, :;, we read : " And 
the Lord spake unto ' in the 

wilder Sinai, in the first month 

of the IT after they were 

come out of the Land 
ing, let the children of Israel also 
jover at his appointed 



of the passover, and according to the 
manner thereof, so shall he 4o: fe 
shall have one ordinance, both for the 
stranger, and for him that was 
in the land." Num. '.» : 6-14. 

l the foregoing we learn that 
e nnclean or in a 
journey at the proper time for ob- 
Berving ti er, were command- 

ed to keep it on "the fourteenth day 



m. In th ith day of this ofthe month at even." This 



moii! I I keep it in his 

according I 
the rites of it, and according to all the 
hall ye keep it' 
1 1 rii- no change. But 

" tie" in men, who 

■ ! by the dead body ot a 

on that day ; and they COtBO I 

"ii that daj Ind 

re de- 
filed by the U of a 

wh( bal \\<- 

■ ■I' the Lord 



shall choose to place his name in, 
there thou shalt sacrifice the passover 
at even, at the going down of the 
sun, at the season that thou can* 
forth out of Egypt And tLou sLalt 
roaat and eat it in the place which 
the Lord thy God shall d and 

thou shalt turn in the morning, and 
go unto thy tents. Six days thou 
shalt eat unleavened bread : and OB 
i he seventh day shall be a solemn as- 
sembly to the Lord thy God : thou 
shalt do no work therein." 

a the foregoing it is very 
that the time for celebrating the I' 

- to remain precisely the same 
bat BTSt appointed ; bat i! 
to be i\ eluui- 

f..i- sacrificing, and for eating lh< 
.nrr T\\ •• points, "t tl ire, 

call for Special attention. I \\ bal 

meant bj ' ord 

to be in. i 



is all the difference from the 

appointment that is uoticeablo in this 

t i. mi. Lut in the fortieth year 

ir wanderings, on the first day 

of the eleventh month, when Moses 

.•.rll addn 

tnlated the law, and delis I 

. in n !'■ tO the 

r, lie 

Prut. 16 : I - : ' ' 

ib and keep the 

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i Bid mistake, 

- ■ 
itch difference 
which the Lord 
thj G "l -ii ace hisi 

ami "tin' place wliich the Lord 
•I Bhall i - there is br- 

and Jerusalem ; 
Sh»ll now factiirilv pro- 

• i Deal LB: 10, 11. we read : 
"Bui when ye go over Jordan, and 
dwell i:i the lam! which the Lord 
' I i giveth yon to inherit, and 
when be givetfa yon real from all your 
ind aboot, bo thai ye dwell 
in safety ; then there shall be b place 
which the Lord yonr God shall ch 

• me to dwell there; 
ther shall ye bring all that I com- 
) in." That this | - not 

1,1 i as they should 

Jordan, is evident from the 
s giveth you rest 
from all your enemies round about" 
After they had crossed over Jordan, 
Bhil ih, about twenty-live miles 
■ h of Jei I Qua divided 

western Canaan to the nine bribes and 
a half. Hi be fixed the tab- 

B of God, and it remained here 
re than three hundred years. We 
may conclude from this fact, that Sbilofa 
was the place which the Lord chose 
firsl : but because of their wicked- 
rejected, as it is said by 
the prophet Jeremiah: "lint go ye 

DOW unto my place which was iD 

Sbilob, whi I • my name at the 

and Bee what I did to it for the 

ly people Israel." Jer. 

7 : 1:2. Iu 1 Sam., 1th chapter, we 

have an account of the battle between 

Hi brews and Philis . iien 

the firmer were d< and the 

"aik of God" was taken, am! the 
Lord "for^.ok the tabernacle of Shi- 
lob, the tent which be placed ami 
Pa ?8: 60. 
VFe i to the time of Bang 

When he had rest from his 
■ I in Ins heart 

'"I • B for tie' name of the 



Lord— "a hoi,- u ^ „ r 

ml Of the Lord, and for Hie 

ool of our God, and he made 

ready for tin; building.' 1 But '. | 
said unto him : '■Thou shall ool build 

a house for my name, bee 

I en a man of war and hast shed 

blood." "When thy days be fulfilled 

and than shalt sleep with thy fathers, 

I will set up t' iftertbee, * * * 

dl build a house for my name.'' 
3 noil thy son, be -hall build my 
bouse and my courts." (Compare 
1 Chron. 38 : 1— d with -2 Sam. 7 : 
1 — L8.) David "died in a good old 
full of days, riches, and honor ; 
and Solomon bis son reigned in his 
!." (Chron 2 
a after Solomon Bucceeded to 
the throne of I ;,i to 

Hiram, king of Tyre : "Tboo know- 
est how that David my father could 
not build a house unto the name cf 
tie- Lord Iks Cud, for the wars which 
were about him on every side, until 
the Lord put them under the soles of 
his feet. But now the Lord my God 
hath given me rest on every side, so 
that there is neither adversary nor 
evil occorrent And, behold. I pur- 
pose to build a house unto the name 
of the Lord my God, as the Lord 
spake unto David my father, saying, 
I thy son, whom I will set upon thy 
, throne in thy room, he shall build o 
house mil, i ray na 

Solomon built the house — the tem- 
ple, and he solemnly dedicated it to 
the Lord. 1 Kin-- 8. lie built it 
'Tor the name of the Cord Cod of 
Israel" 1 Ki. 8: 20. The house 
was called by the name of the Lord. 
(Ver. 43.)' The Lord said: "My 
name skull be there." (Ver. 29.) 
The house was built iu the place — 
"thecity n — which the Lord bad chos- 
en; for Solomon said: "If thy peo- 
ple shall go out to battle against their 
enemies, whithersoever thou shalt 
send them, and shall pray unto the 
Lord toward the »•//// which limn hast 
and tow ; >ni ti H - house that I 
have built for thy name " Vers, -It, 4S. 



After the dedication of the temple 
the Lord appeared to Solomon, and 
.-aid to him : "I have hi ■ ::iver 

and thy supination, that thou 

before me: I have hallowed this 
which thou bast built, to put 
my name there forever ; and mine eyes 
and mine heart shall be there perpet- 
ually." 1 Kings, ;. ; 3, It is very 
Clear, therefore, that the ]>la<<- which 
the Lord chose — chose to place his 
name there— was tbe city which he 
chose — the city of Jerusali m : but the 

■'. bich he chose to place his name 
in, wa- the lemple— the house of the 
Lord. 

The command in reference to Ihr 
place for sacrificing the passover, was: 
"At the place which the Lord thy God 
shall choose to place his name in ;" 
but the temple was the place the Lord 
chose to place his name in : therefore 
at the Tt 18 the place to .-•«. r,- 

the Passover. But they were 
commanded to roast and eat it in the 
place which the Lord, should choose; 
and, us Jerusalem was the place — the 
city which the Lord chose, Jerusalem 
was the place in which to roast and 
eat the l'assover. 

The time for the observance of the 
Passover remained the same ; and we 
have no intimatioa iu the law, that 
the manner of keeping the Passover 
was to undergo any material change. 
The command was : "according to all 
the rites of it, and according to all the 
ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it ;'' 
and as there is no command, or grant, 
to dismiss any of its rites or ceremo- 
nies, it is evident that no change was 
intended, except what Would naturally 
and necessarily follow from the place 
in which the l'assover was to be kept : 
this might affect the selecting of the 
victims, and the disposing of the blood, 
(fee It is also to be observed that 
only the mates were bound by the law 
to keep the I'a.-so\er J and this Would 

asarially affect the grouping into 
companies. ■Three times in a year 
shall all thy males appear before the 
Lord thy God in the place which he 



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91 



shall choose ; in the feast of unleav- 

,1 in the feast of •■ 
and in'the feast of tabernacles." Dent. 
L6. Ex. 28: 11-17; 34: 23.— 
For a particular account of the cere- 
monies during the feast of unleavened 
bread, .sec Lev. '21: 9—14. 

o ■»■ ♦ ** 

Our Affliction. 

the past six to eight weeks we 

have been more ln-ashy than usual ; 
and during the past week were alto- 
gether laid up, and since our last pa- 
per have Buffered severely. The fam- 
ily becoming alarmed, called in the 
physician, who told us there was 
nothing alarming about the case ; on- 
ly worn out, over-worked, must have 
me rest. Accordingly we . 

; in from mental 

labor, until we v 

bear it. At present we fee! quite 

ill under 
itraint, both from witl in and v. 
week we hope to tab 
orial chair again. 

Visit to Maryland. 

Under tbe blessing of God we ex- 
pect to meet the brethren and friends 
of Maryland during the present month. 
Our arrangements are to arriv. 
Ii„ q on Friday evening, Feb- 

ruary 17th, and to return to \Vn\ 
boro, Pa., >-y Saturday evening, Mar. 
kli, where we remain over Sunday, 
ami then return home. Eldt ' 
bill Mv> i- will be our leader, and if 
we are at all able to travel, we shall 

make tbe trip, by the recommenda- 
tion of our physician, though we 

ould not Ik- aide to preach We can 

,,iii- brethren, and they OS, and 

, ,, one another, and make 

quaintances, which thoj and we I 

Ired 

I. 11. Wolf, :.nd Ai. 

and 
make the appointments bo as t" 
ih, the bretl 

. U1 ,l J,, c ■ w tb tbe above out 

\- Ul , b furnish- 

broth* 
obliged to d ntch and a I 



,, , . ,. „„««„„ ' much to care for, and with 

For ourself we ask especially, protec- IUU{ -" ™\ » 

tv fur being unenvied. 

from c ' ; et , . I would not deprive life of a sin- 

Brethren and sisters will you ask I lfl grarfl ol . a single en j oyn ient, 
the Lord to help thi- projected visit ^ ut L wqu1( j counterac t whatever is 
of love? Do. _ penicioos in whatever is elegaut . — 

. ~*~" Ifamo. .vers there is 

Almanacs. 6 „ . , 

. , I would not root up my flower- . x 

All who have Almanacs on hand, W()uld km UlC suake> 

and not paid for, will please return to Conversation is the daughter of 

us all they think they will not have rtaion i n g l the mother of k- 

The. eath of the soul, the com- 



sale for, as soon as 
will be n< eded here. 



merce of heart*, the frien 1- 

-~- ship, the i. snt of content, 

Answers to Correspondents. &n( j ^ occu if men of wit. 

John Fun/.. You have a credit by fc 0Q slanderera as direct 

75 cts about the time referred to. We mus to civil society; as persons 

will send the I to If. E., without honor, honesty or humility. 

t'll V 1 - No 11 ' Whoever entertains you with the 

^ DAM H > The money you faults of others 

thine* in the 



i •, ,1 „i; .. in a similar mi 
ckoowledgedinthelist 

_ ;.-„, Tli, tli« Hvmn 



of moneys received. Did I 



.- not come to hand ? 

D. ! : 

Jan. 13th. Hope it has 

come to your hand 

j i, ; money came 

all right 

aaB WOUB. We mailed two, 
Almanac, to S. Broadhurst, on the 

4th of Oct which leads us to s)U| 
that your favor came to hand We 
will send the Hymn Book and also 



world that k int, 

| and are governed by no laws, but 

. ttality — 

family uuar eli, and re- 

Lisputes. 

BibU is i map of B 
true history of the primitive Church 
an iufallible rule of life, an immova- 
ble grouioi i f and an 
ing spring of consolation 
A- til.- tig* r ] reys upon every 
other animal, both wild and d 



S. C. and He, 

char ith tbe balance. oth ." e k m ^.°V th . at , U ' 

ALmIm Cbonsb. Allrightnow, reign und the aoul. 

we believe: tin Post Office Ordi Mew .. I i vat ted told 

prejudices ; let them a i 






Thi guileless are nana ly wil 



came to 1.: 

Lbwib -M. Kod The a 
der was received, and we are 1 

1 1 «_r the i " d- suspicion, but the dishonest mat 

>- the ■■ 

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are born in no] • A g00 j man ', l i t V . like tl . 

our childhood in hops ; we ai »p, looks beaut;-., i 

I by hope through the whole .. 
: our lives : and in our I 



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oh nothing hut the trul 
God, 1 

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I By y.uir permia- 



'lill.L', ||, 



brother Shiveli led to 

brother Barmo 

"' the • in the | i;,.. 

■ a the 
morning visited . , ue ] E 8 h- 

I will try and fire your readers lenia n v 

a sketch oi ■ rial! to the ehoroh in corap 

»f the 6th of Janu her lot — 

y with brother Samu, . 1IllU 

took the < Johnstown « 

"" e ', an ■ ""' la "' a chant, 

abouUo'clockp m. Pntup ure Tas read, a, 

■ House for the night After munion i i ft . >r 

ted with supper, bed this we took our la 
y the next morning ily, probably for the last time in this 
arorld, went to bro 
eight a Beat in his spring wa 

list church near brother 



tail Road for Bmlen- 

co, arriving 

After waiting a kw minutes 

u! ''" ed for the house 

her Ha 'mon Snyder, who lives 

••.here we arrived about 



jvhcre we 
had our last n breth- 

ren and sisters of the church at Clari- 
on. The meetings were well attend- 
ed, with good order, good attention, 
and we hope with 
After bidding the brethren and sis 



t day oi 

• should be kept holy and in 

and in 

rnity beyond the 

.' of thine 
now 10 ttal ■ 

These solemn oonaecrati 
may my soul adoring < 

i 
. Bccrct thought 

bou nil in; 

irt, 
1 bid t!iy word n 

I warm t| 

Asmrbtv Btalkaki 



ii . r , ,. ,. ""n '"<■ oiuunea anu sis- 

lock. After taking dinner, we ters farewell, we started for b 



;t to broth< r Joseph Dialer's ; re- 
mained with him and family over the 
Early next morning, v. 
■ wuii in-other Dialer in hie 
for Easton, n had ■ mi 

in a school house. Alter meeting we 
dinner with friend Vetera, and 
I m here, brother Dialer 
• to Joseph Wood's : meeting in 
a Bchool house in the evening. After 

we went home with friend 
N- Xl morning we went to 



stopped with brotl uel Knaus 

and family for the night \e\r day 
brothrer Knaus took at 

where we took the ears for home, at 

which place we arrived abou 

ik p m., and found cur families 
well, for which 

Stephen Hi -;n. 

Mim ral Point, ]>„. 

Dear Companion.— After employ- 
incahard & laborious week, withonr 



brother Geprge Shirley's. Meeting Compels 7^%^WZ£ 
m the evening at the Brethren's new which we ur food aud raiment- 
meeting house. After meeting, went still awaiting your arrival but alas' 
borne with brother George Wood, a the fleet wings of time are rolling as 
wortnjr . ■amongthe brethren, on to the Judgment, and without 
'" ;.'■■ ' a church. ing the friendly columns of th 

' on, we learned that number Jan. 1871. But we are assured 

l,ru,J, ' r o( you wUI come; we know von have 

w,,rk the ministry, only hav- never fail we know that you 

tant, andbe living in the are a constant frien era oi 

extreme end of the congregation.there- truth; andfeeli w .„r,i 

weaakol the ministering breth- have been with us, unl. 

er the had happened 

. for the 

will noi 
wait patiently \ 
•ther Wo d took u . ilh 

eeti ig-hous ...;„., 

ourunprofiti . d puttina 

of a meditative thought 
boae with brother Shi vely Next (thou itmaybe,) upon the 



Brother Henry .— I hope through 
the < ,. tm> 

brethren and Bisters throughout the 
brotherhood, b j. or _ 

I. a id her walls 
strengthened. 

A requi nt to brother .John 

of the church, 

that he would pay ;, which 

•mplied with. Ho an 
on the last nighl 

preached one night in the "little vil- 
lage of Oakland. Then in the Breth- 
ren's church near by, where he con- 
tinued to preach night after night, for 
two weeks, with great zeal, to a Iar 
and attentive congregation, and - 
were made to rcjoi ■ nine pre- 

cious souls to forsi 

eons tho id turn 

to the Lord who would have mercy, 
and to our God who abundantly par- 
dons ; for thi lid through 
his prop'nets that be would pour i 
his spirit upon us, and would make 
i n his word- : and i 
think we can tru 

through our 
beloved brother in the Lord, who has 
preached to us in its purity the Q 
pel of God's dear S in, which we tr- 
ims left manj | • ons, and 

shall be the i. 

round, which 

will yet spri tO 

Our beloved has our prayi rs 

and i lie wen- a i the church in 

general ; hoping tin: be may . 



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complieh groat pood in the work, and 
in fhe resurrection mornin 
pear with rejoicing, bringi 
sheaves with bim, which may add 
many Btars to his crown. 

P. (.'. IlLiltK'K. 

Oakland, Pa. 



Brother Holsinger: Having re- 
cently become a reader of your paper, 
I find that vour columns are open for 
contributions, and i ms to some 

extent, at least. We do not purpose 
entering into any controversy with 
ony one, but would express our satis- 
,n with your paper thus far, es- 
pecially as it is anti-tobacco, and anti 
on all" subjects calculated to impede 
the progress of true bolin< 

in the Brotherhoo< 
i„ the world. This is right, and, 
dear brother, falter not in 
undertaking, until the desire ol 
heart is fully realized. But I am di- 
from my object. I took up 
my pen to give you Bome church 
nov. 
I left our home on the morning of the 
, to visit brother Calvi 
q, for the purpose of hold- 
ew meetings. Th* meeting 
I commenced before we arrived. 
The people were attentive and pal ♦ 
ions wen 
• . The holding the meet- 

i' small school-house, and 
most of the tin ely crowded. 

But the Lord was with his people. 
Their bearl with his 

love Tl e word preached ■■ 
ed to tl. rting of sou 

meetings continued about one week. | 
There were twenty-two applies 
for reception into the church, tw 
which were no' 
known to the church. 

■ church ws ; much built up ; 
many hearts u ejoice in 

oing their children come to CI 
and bo made to obey his holy - 
mandments, For winch object l< 
all continue to labor and to p 
nr unworthy brother in Christ. 

\ .!. HlXOK. 

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- 

ring a li 
bort i 
rived at Hum bin 

■ 
the I Oth, I 



Spring Creek Meeting-house ; where 
we D a : attendance 

small. Tl 
Jacob 

Meetmg-hc . ...- three meeting* 
here : attendance good here, except 
the first night, which was owing to 
heavy rain. Tnence conveyed, by 
brother Joshua Hoffard, to the Ann- 
ville Meeting house, Lebanon county. 
ing all day : quite an unpleas- 
ant-trip. This evening had but a 

;ation;but the tw 
ceedii wellatte 

and quite interest'; 
nine meatisgs were in the S| 
Creek branch— Elder llollin 
district. The rvcmbcis generally 

alous 
1 e n 
much in 

sd good 
left home, o 

spell ; pose, 

to having tak nday, 

travelling L8 miles with the 

wind m tuc 

kgain. 

| 

n, to 

■ 

L>A^ IE*. 

: 



Brother Holsinger : Please ask 
Brethren's Periodicals to copy this 
correction- It is of importance ; 
and as the error is yours, I hope 
you will see to it, to be corrected as 
much as possible. 

Christian Shank. 

. Kansas. 












( New Cumberland, Ind., 
(Dec, 19, 18T0. 

Brother II B. Holsinger : — I have 
ubscriber for I 

for one year; which, I presume. : 

ired. 1 received a 
prospectus to solicit subscribers, and 
have obtained live, including I 
for the Companion, and two for the 
.n will see indicated in 
the list As your valuable paper bad 
never been intr< duced in this, par; 

..oral vineyard, and in 
quenee of there being but few brethren 

rhood, you 
will observe 1 have not got very much 
territory to work in, unless 1 can 
tain are act brethren ; of 

which I obtained one. 1 haV( 

the conclusion, let what may be 
introduced into a community, people 
must 1m 

| 
on. After it has once been fairly 
introduced, and the people become ac- 
quainted with its designs, and the 
doctrine it teaches, there will be no 
trouble to obtain subscril 

\V W. lluo 



in the list of min- , 

... 

to be consider- 
nor desire I 
1 ,1,, that that le- 

- 
an hi, od. But -.nou d 

) that if 

■\ call 

Oil lie ' • " l k* w " 

■ 



• //, ,7/7/ .-Since there is war 
declared, and I I oft" and am 

looking on, it is a query in my mind 
whether 1 am justifiable without help* 

• 

i. 1 feel like 
while, iu 
bondage, or under the i'dluence ol 
tobacco. It is over t •■ 
I quit of it. 1 

to bed 

I slave, 1 had to 

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you 

■ 

[Ilgemec oi Duty. 
- Brother Henry ; 1 feel like 

| a fi w ■ for the ( 

do s me 
it will do do 
barn. D< i ren and Bisters, 

ni \ heart has often been made Borrv 
to .<•■ ■ our 'tear bretbn u and sister.-; 
bo negligent oi that privilege aud 
duty that wc ow to G i, mi. Heav- 
j Father, that devolves upon the 
fo lowers of Christ,*to assemble our- 

1. We 
r ! retbren aim 
me when tb 
is pi od we fear 

:u«e. But we 
oee hear them bay, it is too 
times too far, sometimes 
, or the weather too unfavor. 
. r Wi havo not got time. Oh ! 
■ i' brethren and Bisters, let as 
i e earnest in the cause of our pro- 
i and serve our <Jod moro and 
more ; for the t'nao will come, when • 
he will call for us to leave the sho. 
of mortality ; then we will hare no 
i ike. Bnt vr? often see 
dear brethren and sisters en- 

i the things that pertain 
wor d. 
' • 1 or heat, rain 

•nd late, perhaps in 
• prices — 
are carnal. U 

■ 
. ■ | 

that we Could not sit under the 



■ an one 

I 

. in well I B ri0 

' 3 provoked, in- 

i*ter« L he 

w01 !. And 

when r 

res 
hold' 
titbful to toe en ! prav 

thy brother. 

■ 



A Letter 

FROM .\ MOTHER To H] UTER 

IN THE PAR WEST. 

My Ih-ar Hettie, I often ti 
1 would try and write something for 
| the dear Companion, as I have been 
a icadei of it for a long time; but 
feeling a delicacy to attempt, have 
J put it oil" until now. I often think 
of you and your family, that veuare 
bo far eepari 

by the ties of nature, aim 
of that great privilege of heaii' 
; gospel proclaimed to jou, as wo do. 
; But it tilled my heart with gla 
to hear you say ycu could enjoy 
yourself very much, and also your 
husband, in reading your liiblo and 
the Companion. I am glad to hear 
you both love to read it so well. I 
hope you may soon sec the time that 
you can enjoy the pleasure of hear- 
ing the gospel preached in itspuritr. I 
1 knew you loved to lead the 

". that is one reason why I had 
it sent to you ; and I wai 
lot your neighbors have it to read. ; 
and try to 

it is a g [ find it a? 

a welcome me in our home. 

The children all I 
when ire no fa 

■ le kingdom of heaven thai 
were here. You baid you saw in the 
whi • a ^ood communion 
rig we had in October in 

I house, and 1 .• | 

old have been to have been 

with us. Yes, 1 thought of you of- 



thousand . re Bt yi re . 

member you both, and your two dear 

Kttle ones. Oh, Bettie,try and raise 

those little ones up in the aumjni- 

very 
much affected to he ft ffli c . 

tion I ague, hut be 

it n good to be afflict 

• o know that he that lays the 
:g hand upori u ' r 8 U3 

low, can raise us up igain if we put 
our trust in him. D ( p, 

each other no good in our :: 
b«t if • to our Savior m a ridit 

and cxceptable manner, he will hear 
aud answer our feeble petition. Oh! 
amid all our afflictions and trials, 
temptations and Borrow, let us ke 
close to the Savior, and try to wa 
m bid foots; as we can. 

I try to li ' 

We ■ .. grave, 

AC 

are parted and scattered abroad.— 
Wc must pray for each other, ai 
in i te Lard. 

N. C 
Fayetteville, W. Va. 



Missonrl District Heetiaa;. 

Brother HoUinger: ! 'lease an 
nounee through the Companion 
that the District Meeting, in the 
District of Missouri, for 1871, will 
be held with the brethren in the 
Logcreek congregati 
county, on the 

ing, 
t»f Kingston, ant 
about the i ame di hwest 

of'Kl Co. I: 

ing by W. R. i south- 

west, will stop off at Lawson, where 
;11 be furnished a pri 

ly informing 
brother Peter Overholtzer, of Polo, 
and tbose coming on the Hannibal 



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and Stj Joseph road, trill inform the 
writer, at Mirabile. 

By order of the church. 

N ('. IlouT. 



tthren and sisters ; When we 

are tempted to contract for an article, 
let us be sure that it is comfortable 
or necessary — anything above this is 
sinful. 

F... ('. : 

lutormation to J. I>- Mail. 

The name and address of the house- 
keeper in the congregation where 
John S. Kline lives, is : John Zug. 
Shaefferstown, Lebanon county, Pa. 



MARKIED. 

of the 

89th, 01 January, 1871, at ihe hou 

Mr. 
I ' 
. Pa. 

,]VrlS Ihl.r.KHKA»I>. 

On the 26th, of January, at the residence 
, of brother Heller, the bride's father, in the 
Upper Cumberland branch, bT the under- 
signed, brother DANIEL BOBB and Bister 
ANNA E. HELLER, both of Cumberland 
county. Dahibx HolIingbu. 



DIED. 

V, ~e admit no poetry under any eircumstan 
ees in connection with obituary, notias. We 
mthtouse all alike, and we could not intcrt 
vertet with all. 

In Favette countv, W. Va., December 18th, 

Of StarJet Fever, VIRGINIA M. HOLIDAY, 

Please say through the Com pan- , oldest daughter of brother Abel and sister 

ion, for the satisfation of brother ' 
Samuel Oblinger, that the address ot 
brother Wm. Gish, 
Jefferson Co., Kan. 



She warned (. t o do 

hei I ;r: ' 9 

and bade them farewell to meet her ii 
She b sen in the chui 

i 
did. Sh 
i bright hope lor her wee) 

DOt wtep as those who hare no hope, 

I ob ! what a blessed hope this is ! May God 

I help ue all to prepare for hearen. Dip 

| was Typhoid Pever. Funeral by the writer, 

from BeT. H :18, IS, to a large congregation 

«mpathzing friends. 

J. B. Allbswokth. 

Ip the Yellow Creek congregation, Bedford 
county Pa., Jan. 10th, slater CATHARINE 
SNIDES, widow of broth*- Bamuel I 

who died Dec. 3-1, 1866. 8he leave* 8 chil- 
dren, (one a member of the church) to 
mourn their lo65. We hope their loss, which 
is deeply felt, Is her eternal pain, i 
years, 4 months, an 1 S days. Funeral occa- 
sion improved by the Brethren from Hebrews 
9 : 37, 88. 



days 



Erratum. 

In No. 5, page 72, third column, 
fourteenth line from the bottom, 
read leavened, instead of "unleaven- 
ed/' 



The subject of ttiis notice was a remarks- 
brother Wm^Gish, is Cook's Ford, ^^^JS^SSTSSSSS. 

ner. She. upon several occasions, told her 
mother she wanted to be baptized. When 
asked why, she said because the " Good man 
wanted her to be." She would ask her 
mother when she thought she would go to 
heaven. Her mother would teil her when 
sh» came to die. Then she would say she 
wanted to die so she could go there. When 
taken sick she said she was going to die ; 
■ ai.d in twenty-four hours from the time she 
was taken sick she died. It made her smile 
to think she was going to die ; a-jd just be- 
fore she died, she broke forth in a childish 
song, but in death her voice was hushed on 
earth. Too gentle and pure for this world of 
vice, so an angel from h*;iTen, as with a 
mighty swoop, took tb little lamb from 
I it in Paradise. Weep not, 
Father and Mother, for little Virginia ; but 
look up, as thro. 

you have a bright jewel in beaten— one 
songster iu the cherub throng in the ( ■■ 
world. Onward move, in the path of duty, 
that, when yonr souls plume their pinions, 



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1ST OF MOSEYS received for subscrip- 
tion, books. Ac, 



Queries 

1 wish to know through the Com- 
panion about the brethren that prom- 
ised to visit us, why they did uot 
comt. We are waiting patiently. We 
wish them to inform OS through the 
Companiov when they can come. — 
We wish them to come as soon as 
possible. I». BakJBB. 

pardsville, Mich. 



P. L. Swine, 1,00 

John Frick, 3.50 

JohnBecd, 1,50 

Stephen Yoder, ,75 
M. Glotfeltv, 

])• M. Wltmer, 1,40 

II. P. Strickler, 5,25 
W. G. Wininger.^.vij 

B. A Garber, ,75 

Lewis Trent, 1.50 
J. /.. Replogle, 

J. L. Beers, 1.50 

J. B. l'fantz. T.50 
T. F. Imler, 
Bteph. Hildebrnd.8.00 

Sani'l Lutz, 4,85 



S. Mi - 

J. Keichard, 

J. B. Klorv, ,50 

J- W. Hi •■ 

D. D. Wine. 

A. W. Mat 

W. H. Pullen, 

John Fritz. 5.00 

n. H. Martin, 

th, 1,40 

Jane Reinhart. 

ItcCllntock. 
P RWrigbtemai ■ 
A. P- Gerber - 
J. L Bhueey, 1,50 
Dan'l Ebie, 



. ', i . /., • . I tou mav mount up to 'hat world on high, 

At how early a day belore Christ ^ ."^J W!lb , -ear o.ks gone before. 



did men believe in the n ion of 

the body ? I » Smith. 

r Brethren : As the Companion 

gives light on scriptural points, I 
to have an explanation of the follow- 
ing words: "Whosoever ii born of 
God, dotb n"i commil sin ; for bis seed 
remaineth in bim, and be cannot sin, 
because lie is born ofOod." John 3:9 
A. Mteks 

Dear Brother Henry .• Plea 
form me through the colnmni of the 
Companion, whether there are un\ 
i',[< thren living in l lolorado, if so, 
Ated? what there 
names and addret e • ' Pl< i 
swer soon. \ 001 in love. 

John Obi i 
i ird\ . Hi. 



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r. 6. Plobv. 
In the Waterloo coi gregation.BlaekHawk 

county, low.i, January 19th, LB 

. YhK, son of brother Solomou and • 
ter Harriet Btrayer | aged 6 months, and 
days. Funeral service by J. A, Murray, 
tad, Kings, 4th, and 80th. 

0. P. L. Hour - 

In Hie nig Creek I Rich 

( ., [Ha., Jan. 1Mb, i FOR- 

• 
Kadiel l'.' 19 years, 9 1 

17 (i., truly it another a 

the young, for slater Naaey, 
looking young woman ; not many had ■ ! 
tcr prospi el el B lOUg life, lh:iu ihe had. 

hlnter Kuinrr, wnr i 

ei death. Though 

i, Ml 1)01 11..AI1V h.i 

Ii 

years old i 

to luo fold ol Goi but ( 

he Hill not be long wlthou'. I 



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Iu Memory ot Our Beloved Sister 
I uistoud. 

l.V SL'UIE it. TH0A1 ' 

iu doth toll the funeral knell, 
That doth of mortal parting I 

Aud hearts are sad and dieir; 
i a loved and loving one, 
lias iro:i« to rest, — her victory won — 

An 1 left us veeplng here. 

Oh ! kindred heart, cease thou to weep, 
She now enjoys that holy sleep, 

free from all toil and care 

there, no grief or pain, 
Our loss is her eternal caiu, 

With saints aud angels there. 

While a sojourner in-- • ij-i >w, 

bhe sought whence living wales How, 
1 i hat eh mi, 

That emenates from Je.?Ub' throne, 
And 'luenehcth every thirsty one, 
Who doth the cros> 

J/ikc Mary, thai dear one of <H<1, 
liar love lor Jesus oft waa told, 

P.y GotUj walk and I 
And all who knew her plainly tell, 
She loved her Lord and Ma-i-i well, 

Her Barlor evci dear. 

Do those who loved her, ini^s h<r ], 
Let this hlcsi thought their bonoin- 

Vour SQrro |cv ; 

For Jesus saith "those InaJ 
Shall heaven an 1 iK glories see," 
Ot can bliss anuoy. 

Dear Brother, art th*n weepiuq here, 
The loss of th . 

Loofc to that '. 
Oh ! cast on him thy every ea 
He'll kindly all thy bnrth 

'1 hy grid .*& calm. 

No doubt have wx, ai partitg-day 

Vou mourn thu loved one pas«e(i » I 

An ly.fjone o"cr ; 

But le 

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On Canaun'i peaceful shore. 

There loved 01. ad new pari ; 

'J' here Jcsu» calms the contrite heart, 
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Horn In din. 

We often hoa I thai we are 

born in sin. or that w* ara ben 
ncra. 1 fail be hu<i tin- bet recorded 

in tb i 



i i ico is dra wd from 1 
titjir to the Romans, .*. : 19,) where 
be says : " For as by one n 
bediepce many wi 

by the obedience i ball many 

be made righteou- 

The Pharisees told the man that 
born blind, ''thou wast altogeth- 
er born in sin, and dust thou tc~. 
And they cast him out," ButChrist 
told the apostles that neither this 
nia:i had sinned nor liia par. 
showing at once that the Phari- 
sees wen; wrong. Who will look at 
a little child, laying asleep in its cra- 
dle or en its mother's lap. w 
innocence is beaming from it> coun- 
tenance and dare ray ti)i 
there ? lias nut ttjo S ivior 
them, and said , klng- 

P heaven.'' and " exfcejft a man 

a ' hilii be cannot enter" 

therein '." » . i nito heaven '. 

•Ttauiiy not. Children arc lit 
subjects for heaven, aud therefore are 

it sin — cam. rn in sin. 

It follows, therefore, that v 
sinners till we coiMiii: -\\\ rVcf rmisl 
be old enough u> know the law i 

i commit sin " i- ei 
transgression of the law ." 

About the first law to child. 

I .- lir-t the 
of the parente! to "not 
provoke their chil , 
to " bring them up in the nurtun 
admonition of the Lord*' A^ soon 
ns children leart! that it is their 
to obey their p ad d< ui 

th.y commit - \ 

learn other dulie . and l.t^ to du 

and doJn 1 1 , 

bavo heeom- hinders. 
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obedli 

Trin-. had ■ 
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likely we ncilh- 
it was after the trans- 
, that it was told Kve : "In 
sorrow shalt thou bring forth cbj] 

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disobedience many were born 
into the world, ami inherited tl 
clination to run into sin, gq b\ 

.ice of one, (Chris .' shall 

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they i committed, by nli- \ - 

nt ono, and thu 
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OIIKISTIAK FAMILY (JUMPAMuN. 



riodical and tend them to BOOM poor families who cannot 
afford to lake it. 

In these twelve way -not to mention others — they 
can acceptably sen e Him whose profesBed friends they 

are, and be bwiatngi in their day apd generation. 

i in- I nirrpr.! ni urn ol n I>reaui. 

IKA..MKM (IP A I.ETTIR To A VKRY TolSi. BISTSB. 

liv C. II. BALSBAU6H. 

"We bore uVoemod a dream, and there is no interpreter 
,,f it. — l>o not interpretations belong to God? Tell me 
them I pray yon." — (Jen. 40: 8, 

The dream it certain, and the interpretation sure." — 
Pan. 'J: 40. 

The tnie state of man, as dominated by sin, 
never so distinctly and terribly reveals itself as 
in sleep. Reason and will, the leading gifts of 
Infinite to finite being, are guilty of decking the 
life with many a false color, which sleep strips 
off. The nature which has attained to a sancti- 
ty that keeps the devil out of its dreams, is 
'pure as God is pure." A redeemed sleep is "a 
consummation devoutly to be wished." We 
are delivered from the dominion of sin, just so 
lar as the free play of the soul in sleep is prompt- 
ed and directed by the Divine life in us. The 
passions, self-seeking, foul imaginations, base de- 
sires, corroding jealousies, and polluted currents ' 
of thought, which conscience, or a sense of pro- 
priety, constrain to wear a mask in the waking 
state, become, very often, the predominant feat- ! 
ures of our dfeam-life. What we would be j 
ashamed to do, and tremble at the thought of' 
being, in our responsible hours, is done, often- 
times, without compunction when "sin that j 
dwelleth in us" sways his cepter over mind and j 
member. It requires a wonderful absorption I 
of our whole being into the Divine, while awake, 
to preserve our sleep from what is low and sor- ! 
did and siniul. A dream that is stained with 
what would be criminal when awake, should j 
make any Christ-loving soul wrestle "with ! 
strong crying and tears" tor increased sanctiti- 
cation. The soul that can habitually bask in 
the Divine peace, and lave in the crystal fount 
id' purity, in its dreams, to which the sin-hating, 
holiness-coveting believer aspires every hour: 
of his waking life, has a blessed evidence that 
what is deepest and constitutes most truly the 
personality, if "hid with Christ in God." 

One of the most weird and startling poetic 
rtfnstons of Lord Byron, begins in this wise: "I \ 
had a drpam which was not <d! a drpam." So' 



with yours, mine, and whose not? Something 
precedes every dream which enters into it, either 
as its origin, or giving it a marked feature ; and 
something follows that will make us more like 
or unlike our dream. Few persons imagine 
how much they are truly themselves in their 
dreams, and what significance and solemnity at- 
tach to our night-visions. They help us to learn 
what we are better than our waking state. — 
Were it not for the restraints of grace and the 
sense of propriety, we would be as vile, as heart- 
less, and selfish in fact, as we seem to be in our 
dream characters. 

Your dream was indeed frightful, and is the 
vehicle of a solemn lesson, not only to you, but 
to all who may hear of it and the interpretation 
thereof. You "saw a dream which made you 
afraid, and the visions of your head troubled 
you." No wonder that your schoolmates trem- 
bled when you related it to them. In your 
dream you saw the Prince of Hell emerging 
from some place of obscurity, and, with dread- 
ful aspect, attempt to seiza you with his fiery 
trident. Not succeeding, he struck his fatal 
hook into the dress of your dearest schoolmate, 
dragging her away to his abode of darkness and 
woe. The tenor of the unfortunate victim, the 
consternation of those that escaped, the frightful 
mien of the devil, combined t© make a scene 
which caused "fear to come upon you, and tremb- 
ling, which made all your bones to shake, and 
your hair to stand up." Satan is doubtless af- 
ter you with hi3 hook. He is "the enemy of 
all righteousness,' and has a fiery dart for every 
soul, poison for every cup, a snare for every toot, 
an opiate for every conscience, a lure lor every 
inclination, and a silk-covered yoke for eveiy will. 
He generally hooks his captives in their dress. 
Your dream is not all a dream : it is a sad, 
fearful reality. If you interpet the visions right- 
ly, you will perhaps miss more than one of your 
schoolmates whom satan has dragged away by 
striking his hook into their ribbons and crino- 
line. There are millions of fashion-slaves on 
earth in whose dress satan has fastened his hook, 
and instead of being alarmed of their perilious 
condition, they laugh, and dance, and carol as it 
their fiendish leader were conducting them to 
Heaven in place of Hell. In many instances 
no grander opportunity is presented to the old 
Red Dragon for plying his hook, fhan of >hnrch. 






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There he is nearest at home. There the varie- 
ties of costume which he has devised, congregate 
in the name religion, (taking his work shorter 
and surer, and keeping his hook ever full of 
those who call themselves christians, while they 
are the devil's puculiar property. If you see 
any of your schoolmates put on airs because ol 
any article of apparel, or manifest any unaesi- 
ness in close fellowship with those whose only 
default is a patched or rent garment, you may 
rest assured that satan's hook holds them fast, 
that they have already made an idol of their bod- 
ily decorations, and unless they be emancipated 
from the bondage of pride, they will eventually 
be dragged into the pit 'where the worm dieth 
not, and the fire is not quenched." There is 
perhaps no soul among the lost who had not 
satan's hook in its dress on the way to perdition. 
Pride in dress is one of the earliest sins. The 
first lofty, eelf-pleasing thought invites the ap- 
proach of satan. The first feeling of egotism 
springing from personal appearance, is the en- 
trance of the devil's hook into our dress. It is 
amazing that Christ-loving parents, who pray 
and weep much for the salvation of their chil- 
dren, are so reckless in the dressing of their lit- 
tle ones, fostering a passion, and giving it ex- 
pression, which will make them the early cap- 
tives of satan, and may seal them to the service 
of fashion till Abaddon's hook drag them to the 
realm of damnation. This dress- worshipping, 
which so often ends in the loss of the soul, is 
generally implanted on a mother's knee. I D 
intentionally they give satan the first invitation 
to appropriate the after; ions and service* of 
their children. While the arch-fiend stands 
waiting with his hook, they are getting ready a 
place to fasten it. O be wise, mothers in 1-: 
and offer not your children a phy to the h"okof 
the devil, and the horrors to which it leads ! 
"The interpretation is sure." 

I hope you will never forget your dream, 
more important and impressive lesson you ooold 
not have been taught through the medium of 
the holy ministry. It is a stern call to that low- 
liness and renunciation of self which ch 
izes all the follower* of Christ. I nifornitv 
dress i* no more a cardinal element of ('In- 
anity than uuifbrmity of feature ia essential 
human nature; but simplicity 1- Inseparable 
from christian discipleship. 'Holy, harm 



undefiled, separate from sinners :" this is the 
character and manner of our Great High Priest. 
*Come out from among them, and be ye sepa- 
rate, saith the Lord, and touch not the uuc' 
thing : and I will receive you ;" this is the 
counterpart in the saints. There was once an 
embryo devil in Heaven, for the great insurrec- 
tion originated there; but no germ will be cai* 
ried back to Paradise regained that can possibly 
be developed into opposition to God. "There 
shall in no wise enter into it anything that 
defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomiua* 
tion, or inaketh a lie : but they which art- 
written in the Lamb's Book of Life.'' The 
adornment that fascinates the sense is the most 
common and fatal illusion by which satan popu- 
lates the regions of dispair. For no other ab- 
erration do sinners and pseudo^christians framp 
so many excuses. The devil's hook is in their 
dress, and they would fain make us believe ir 
is the Shepherd's crook. Let not pride tempt 
you to exchange sinplicity for gaudy embellish- 
ments ; neither suffer simplicity to decoy you 
into the pride of "voluntary humility." Satan 
has his hook in many a plain dress, and alwa\> 
in a fashionabie one. "Tie not high-minded, 
bui fear." "God resisteth the proud, but giveth 
grace to the humble." "Resist the devil, and 
he will flee from you." "Be clothed with hu- 
mility." "Hate even the garment spotted bj 
the flesh." Memorize and oxemplily tl 
comprehensive words in 1 John '2: 15, lb\ 17. 
If you heed the -Vpostle's loving admonition, 
satan will •. g | his hook fist in your g 

menU. li . irr night-vision as the v rice 

of (rod, warning yon to bewardofth ling 

foe. Keep your fingers in the print of the Di 
in Chri-t'.- hands and fret. If the enem\ 

his b.O< W him the < R •■member 

your dn am and theint 
the devil's hook out of your d; 



In old divine ha somewh< i I .- 

majestj implied in the name | 

an independent being in Jehovah, Tb 

' in 

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.lion in no other name under heaVeU, tl 

in Jeans— ' 



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llir Sinners' Cull. 

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in ln*»r nj d the door, I 

■ :ur> Into him, an. I « ;U hilll. 

.iinl he with me. 1 -30. 

Let us raprj a father 

builds a beautiful, large, and conve- 
nient li"iiM',in wiii.ii be expects spend 
bis time, and enjoy t Ik* comforts and 
- of life, while Bojournlng in 
this benighted world When furnish- 
cl, it is Riled with such furniture as 

bete of the family would seem to 
require from time to time. Around 
thin stately edifice, the plants, rare 
Bhrtbery, sweet scenting flower 
aamental ovej E oi ety shade, 

and delicious fruit tree.-, of every eario* 
ty, inch as the best nurseries the world 
can produce. In order to give the 
1 more natural and attrac- 
tive appearance, ho puts it into 
to give it a garb of verdure 
and then intersects it with magnificent 
walks, all terminating to a focus in 
front of his dwelling. Lastly, but not 
least, he orders his architects to con- 
struct a fine einbclished fence, to pro- 
tect himself and his rights from the 
invading foes without. I would here 
venture to .-ay, that such ahouse,thus 
filled within, and surrounded without 
with the choisests gems from the veg- 
etable kingdom, no one would for a 
moment hesitate to call a paradise 
upon earth. The father, after toiling 
day and night, expending his entire 
means and strength- all in order to 
procure a timely hofce to spend and 
enjoy the remainder of his life, saw lit 
to give the same to . that they 

might together share" the fruits of his 
labors. But no sooner had the son 
taken possession of the place, than he, 
through self-conceit and independence 
of position, forbids the father to cater 
the threshold of the door, notwith- 
standing he stands pleading with his 
tottering steps and feeble limb.-, for 
admitance. The hope and rejying 
d( pendente upon his once lovingson, 
is, in MHrt now -one, and he . 
upon the cold charities of the world. 
The lather may continue to plead and 
knock, and unless the son hears and 
opens the door, be may Boeneror later 
take his final li .\ gj Vfl bitu over 

to "hardness of lean and repn 
of mind.'' I believe every sane man 
ami woman would at once come to i lie 

table cum lu. i mi, that, after re- 
SUCh kind treatment at the 
hand- of a kind father, and then thru t 



|ng him out of his house without a 
would almost be unpar- 
donable ; li would plainly ma 
a spirit of inhumanity and unkind-! 

V... this is precisely the Burner's 

"Behold I stand at the d00T 

and knock," is the language of inspira- 

' tion. I DCOnverted man and woman, 

do you hear the vo|oe of Jesus ? If. so, 
open the door of your hearts 
and let him in. Open your hearts 
freely, and invite him; yea. pray him 
to come and take i n of your 

hearts thai he may set your ho . 
order, heal your convicted hearts, and 
pardon all your past offenses, which, 
in the course of time, bv living in 
Open rebellion aglinsl a kind (iod.have 
accumulated like a mountain of sin in 
, your sight. What a kind friend Jesus 
ia Every sinner needs Buch a friend, 
and a friend in need is a friend indeed 
But the misfortune is, where Jesui 

knocks at the sinner'.- heart, he i.- per- 

1 haps in ninety-nine out of one hundred 

; cases, thrust away and told "(Jo thy 

' way for this time, at a more conven- 
ient season I wiilcall upon thee." He 
goes away perhaps, deeply mortified, 
and grieved at the thought of being 
thus rudely treated. Oh, wretched 
sinner, how cruel and unkind you are 
to the best of friends ! It may be a long 
time before- this good friend knocks 
again at your heart, and thus gires 
you another call ; or, it may be the last 
call on this side the cold grave and 
a never ending .'ternity. 

Dear sinner, just for a moment pat 
yourself, in a natural point of view, 
into a similar position. Suppose you 
should call at your neighbor's house, 
and step up to the door and knock for 
admission into his house, with the 
happy anticipation of enjoying his 
pleasant society, but instead of kindly 
opening the door, and welcoming you 
in, he should say, "nay,gothy way ; I 
have not time to receive you now. I 
don't like your company : the Bociety 
and strain of things around me affords 
me morcgratiiication'' &C. You would 
at once come to the conclusion never 
to call at you* friend's house any 

' more, anil turn sadly away with sore 
disappointment. I believe every per- 
son who arrives at the age of acount- 

' ability, gets at least one call, however 
transient his slay in this life; for God 
does not leave him.-elf without a wit- 
Sorne peopli . t a multi- 

plicity of calls. The rmestion might 

i hereari.-r with pomo.how ran we know 



when (,'.,,1 ,a!!s ? We answer, every 
time we are brought to a sense of our 
duty, or whenever We fire made seri- 
ou.-ly to I God'8 arrange- 

ment- as portrayed in the Gospel 
p< cially asregards our final destina- 
tion in the spirit world. 

God calls in various ways to the 
sinner. lie may cail through I 
reading of his word. Men soimiii 
take up the Bible, and persue its 
cred pages, merely for the sake of cu- 
riosity, or for argument's sake ; and 
in this way become posted in the mild 
and peaceful principles of the religion 
of the cross. This, then, affords 
means for serious consideration, in 
private as well as public — more so in 
private. After having obtained a 
knowledge of the IJible, the mandates 
of high heaven do not cease to echo 
and re-echo upon the mind of man, un- 
til he is brought to a -ense of his duty 
and a call i- effected. 

Again, (Jod calls powerfully through 
the ministry. In the Savior's dying 
words, we have language like this: 
"Go ye into all the world, and preach 
the Gospel to every creature." And 
the Apostle Paul, previous to his de- 
parture, gave his sou Timothy his 
ministerial charge in these word.- : 
"Preach the word; be instant in seas- 
on ; out of season ; reprove, rebuke, 
exhort with long suffering and doc- 
trine." Undoubtedly the Savior knock- 
more frequently at the sinner's heart 
through the effectual preaching of the 
word, than in auy other way. In fact, 
the promulgation of the Gospel and 
the extension of the Redeemer's king- 
dom can only be accomplished through 
the successful preachiug of the word. 
In short, every soul that is so fortu- 
nate as to acquire a correct knowledge 
of the scriptures, either by reading »r 
through the preachiug of the Gospel, 
and feels the soothing power of the 
same, is, in a certain measure, (ailed 
of God. But again, in the death of 
our fellow men the Saviour takes fre 
queut occasion to knock loudly at the 
sinner's flinty heart. Perhaps a kind 
father or mother, brother or .-i-ter, or 
some other near and dear member of 
the family has been snatched away 
by death'- cold, resistless hand : and 
what, oh! what would be my fate, if 
the icy hand of death had been laid 
upon me ! The deepest emotions of 
the heart arc stirred ; and thoughts of 
the most serious cast pervaded the 
ruiud Ai this juncture the languid 
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CHRISTIAN FAMILY CuMPAN N. 



101 



upon ti-reu mountains of sin 

and folly. 

The Savior calls iu many ways, as 
stated before, but I forbear, and shall 
not particularize farther at this time ; 
but I would say, by way of conclu- 
ding', to tho»e who are yet outside of 
the ark of safety — who have yet neg- 
lected that great salvation — who have 
not chosen that good part with Mary 
of old, when the power of God is 
manifesting itself in your midst, and 
the arrow of conviction is sent into 
your heart, and you are called, for 
(iod's sake don't resist or stifle the 
convicting influence of Clod's spirit. — - 
If you do, you grieve the Spirit, and 
thus jeopardize your soul in the an- 
ticipation of heaven and its hissed as- 
sociations Let us, one and all obey 
God's calls ; so that when we come to 
leave this stage of action, and cross 
the cold Jordan of death, we may be 
so unspeakably happy as to land up- 
on the sunny banks of final deliver- 
ance, where parting shall be no more. 
\V. (J. SoBftb 

Berlin, Pa. 



for the C"ir 
Who Khali Stand ? 

'•If tliou, Lord, shouldstmark ini.|ukie.-, O 
Lord, who shall stand ;"— Pts. 13U : ;;. 

The t, David intern, 

the Lord with a subjunctive. 11 e 
realises that, if the Lord would fully 
exact fur al! iniquity, no one could 
stand. When he looked around 
him ami beheld the nickedness of 
his fellowman, their worship of idols, 
their scorn a:. n of the true 

; to believe that 
none could he able to stand ; hence 
claims: '"If thou, I. pi. houldst 
mark iniquities. Lord, who shall 
stand '." 

In searching the scriptures, we 
and similar questions relative to mm 
qua ideations. '-Thou, even thou 
art t'j he feared ; and who may sia d 
in thy sight when once th< u ait an- 
gry?" I's. TO: 7. "But who may 
abi Ic the <\a\ o| hi .,,*! 

who shall stand when he appear. -th ? 

Mai. 8; 2." "r'..r th. great day of 
Ins wrath i con ■ ; u.d who ihall be 
able to stand .'" Lev. U : IT. 'I | 
a few questions have Ivanced 

'" reference i i who ball band, 
which can en ilj be an iwi rotl in fa 



vor of the righteous and humble fol- 
lowers of the Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ. "And if the righteous scarce- 
ly be saved, where shall the ungodly 
and the sinner appear ?" 1st Pet. 4: 
18 ; showing unto us that it is the 
righteous that are saved, though 
scarcely, signifying through many 
trials and afflictions : and they are 
the only ones who shall be able to 
stand. When we look around us and 
behold the wickedness that is perpe- 
trated, both in church and state, we 
are led to believe, that mauy would 
not be able to stand. So much dis- 
sention in church ; coldness and 
lukewarmnes3 in members who com- 
pose that body. If the Lord would 
ma-, k their iniquity, how many would 
be able to stand ? The man who 
attends the card table, or gambling 
room, or partakes of the maddening 
and intoxicating howl, or profanes 
the name of his God, if the Lord 
would mark your iniquity, would 
you be able to stand ? The lady who 
enters the ball-room to engage in 
the lively dance, thu3 destroying her 
health and morals, if the Lord would 
mark your iniquity, would you be 
able to stand 1 Those who follow 
every idle fashion of the world, till 
modesty is put to the blush, impov- 
erishing themselves or families, if 
tiie Lord would mark your iniquities, 
would you he able to stand ': \ ques- 
tion we might ask one and a!i ; it 
the Lord would mark our iniquities, 
would we be able stand ? .\. qq 
of great magnitude ! Who can an 
swer '.' If we could see all the iniqui 
ties that have been marked against 
US timing the | u, from which 

we have just emerged, wo would per 
haps exclaim. Lord, have mercy on 
us, we are not ind. 1 V-i - 

baps w6 have not worshiped the L id 
wa should ; not 

as hum 1 , i nieth christian- - 

i'e bftps we have not been prayerful 
_ii — not adminis! • the 

wants of the poor or lick, 
should have done. Perhaps we have 
our n< .. i a ight, or 
our » 1 rnelj . Thus chen we 

• i trospective visa . t th 

iwe find that manv tin 
ia\ e eomi ity, which 

Inay be marked a^iin t u || iniqui- 



ty, if we do not repent of it. Then 
let us sue for pardon, renew our cov- 
enant, and try, by the help of God, 
to live more devoted to him and his 
cause the ensuing year. Let us 
arouse from this lethargy of sou 1 , 
gird on the whole armor of God and 
fight valiently the battle of the Lord. 
This frail body of ours may cease to 
have vitality long ere the close of 
this year ; and we shall be called to 
give an account of our stewardship 
while here below. Then let us strive 
to live for God, and him only serve, 
that, when the "angel shall stand up- 
on the sea and upon the earth and 
swear that time shall be no longer." 
we may be able to stand before the 
Lord and heir that welcome plaudit, 
•'well done, thou good and faithful 
servant, enter thou into thejovs of 
thy Lord." 

REMAN. 
Dunl 



For the Companion. 

"Let your light shine,'' Matt. 5.15. 

Light, we are aware, is a delightful 
medium. Jt< motion is quid — said 
to be eleven million miles in a minute. 
It renders other heal, visible. After 
God had formed too heaven and the 
earth, "darkness was upon the : 

op; and the^pirit of (iod moved 
upon the face of the waters And 
God Bald, let there be light ; and there 
was light And Qod saw the light, 
that it u ; divided 

the light from the darkness. And 

God called the light day, and the 
dfffkn. .'Vd uighl I 1:2-5 

the fourth day hunitn: 

M i. and the me.. 

communicating this Ughl to our « 
and all other things tending 
or receive light, as window - 
candles, .'. ailed li ? i 

The ^^ 

lamp unto my feet. ;,:. 

unto my path." 
Cbri rU»d by Simeon, 

ten the aud 

of thy peopk I 

R SB ad ln->M'd 1,1 the 
.'!! the me 

h them lii'ht mil' 

ted I., the world l'.\ • 



L02 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



their conversation, by fill their inter- ' our pleasure on his dav. but call it a Brother. 

i uh their fellow men, they are delight, the holy oftbe Lord, honor*. "Brother !" Beautiful word ; and 

to wmlk children of light;" and able; and' honor hint not doing our how pleasant when kindly spoken' 

do informs us that "the path of own pleasure, nor speaking oar own How much of true love is bound up 

the Bhiufng hgbt, that words*" And,isnoti snth of in those seven letters ' 
nhioetb more and mora unto I our tune a small portion to devote te 



be shinny light ;' 
lug forth effulgent ray.-, that will illu- 
minate the path around us. What 
benefit will a traveler, on a stormy 
night, derive from the lights that are 
shining within the dwellings, when 

the caftains are Closely drawn '.' With- 
in, all may Ih 1 mirth and son?; but 
without, the storm must beat merci- 
sly, aud ho is unconscious of the 

within. 

A How me i" ilUistrajfl again 



the promotion of his can 

The marriner, seeking the .shore, 
looks eagerly forward to the light- 
bouse, There it stands, eight or nine 
stories high. The evening comes on 
— the lamp is lighted, and "far, far at 
sea, it sends its effulgence, and the 
waves phosphoresce and flash the 
brightness on. So it is our duty to 
shine, bo kindle lights upon our feat- 
ures that will send li^'lit abroad* and 
by frequent communion with God, we 



youiig 1 1 1 a 1 1 in 



a farmer (a stranger to him) for the 
summer. Several week- passed, and 

le Sabbath morning, the famiily pre- 
pared to go to meeting. The young 
man said he also would go, and to bis 
surprise his employer was tin' 
preacher. Did that man's light shine'/ 
Methinks it was covered with the 
Imshrl of worldly cares. We might 
also fear the char on that candle will 
eventually extinguish it, if it is not 
kept better trimmed. 

.Many have a light, but it scarcely 
shines in the home circle ; and I fear 
the consequence will be in that circle, 
thick darkness. .A^Jamp kept con- 
stantly burning, wewll know, requires 
frequent tilling and trimming: and how 
necessary that we bUl our dai- 

ly with tin.- oil oftnWjriaee, that G 
lamp in us may lie kept continually { 
burning, and the light bright, illnmin- j 
attng far out over the world! What 
better way to illume the family circle, | 
than by rearing an altar OQ which to 
offer mi ruing and evening sacrifices? 
And if we consider God as our stay, 
and that from Him cometh every good 
and perfect gift ;" if we consider Jesus 
the mediator of the new covenant ; if 

consider the saints as "children of | 
:" if we consider our relations to 
moth) r.our neees-.ities.our duties, 
we will no: neglect this important du- 
ty 

We iiiu-t also allow the eaemv no 
advantage, in our observance oftbe 
reek Although we 
the old covenant has j 

I the law of Mioses is no 

. , -till, as we celebrate 
• . i n a- i !.■ 1 lord's 

1 we not render him one 
DCS "by refraining from doing 



hired with become partakers of his glory ; like 



. w ho was with God on the 

mount, forty days and nights, and 

when he came down, we are informed 

kin of his face shone. 

Let us, as individuals, endeavor to 

put lights in the windows, that all 

passing by us may see, through that 

light, "a mansion in heaven, a crown, 

robe, and palm" which the Savior has 

| gone to prepare : 

'•Then on, persevering^? on, brother, 
Till from conflicts aud suti'criu^ free. 
Bright angels now beckon you over the 

[stream ; 
There's a light in the window lor thee." 

't is also the privilege of Zion, for her 
j "righteousness to go forth as bright- 
38, and the salvation thereof, as a 
la:nj) that burnetii. 'And the Gen- 
| tiles shall see thy righteousness and 
all kings thy glory, and thou shalt be 
called by a new name which the 
mouth oftbe Lord shall name. Thou 
shalt also be a crown of glory in the 
hand, of the Lord, and aioyal diadem 
in the ham! of thy God. I have set 
watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusa- 
lem, which shall never hold their peace 
day or night. "Ye that make mention 
of the Lord, kwp not silence. Go 
through, go through the gates ; pre- 
pare ye the way of the people; east 
up, east up the high-way: gather out 
ones; lift up a standard for the 
people." 

Behold, the Lord bath proclaimed 
unto the em! of the world, say ye to 
the daughter of Zion. Behold, thy sal- 
ration Cometh ; behold, his reward i.- 
with him, and his work before him. — 
\ d they shall call them, The holy 
people, the redeemed of the Lord ; and 
-halt I'e called, Sought out, A 

not forsaken " I ! ft*. 

1 1 \ i i ik P. Mu i.i:k. 
Bourbon, Tnd. 



What a relationship it expresses ! 
It is the name of him who is our 
equal : our father is his father; ou,- 
mother is his mother. The love. 
which cares for us cares for him; 
aud the eyes that weep when wo sor- 
row, weep also when be sorrows. 

ilow doubly sanctified was that 
word from the lips of "Him who 
spake as never man spake !" What 
a savor of sweetness attends it in 
every sentence in which Jesu3 used 
it lie has given a dignity and ^lo- 
ry to it, brighter than that given to 
field and flower, when the sun re- 
moves the veil of weeping clouds 
fro.n before hi3 face, aud looks 
down in the splendor of his beauty. 
Brother! Generous epithet! Ev- 
ery man should speak it lovingly to 
his fellow: but how much more the 
Christian ! Who should utter it a^ 
he does to his brother Christian? 
The term is his peculiarly ; God has 
given it to him ; and will he not use 
it '.' Is the poor Christian afraid or 
ashamed to apply it to the rich one ? 
is the rich one too exalted to call an 
humble man by so levelling and yet 
so sweet a title ! And is it so ? Chil- 
dren of our Father, uho are goinc 
to the same glorious home — to live 
there together forever — refusing or 
neglecting to call one another by 
their heavenly name ! 

When that word from the lips of 
a Christian brother enters my ear, 
it touches my heart like holy music, 
and its sweet intonations are treas- 
ured up as if they were sounds by 
angels spoken ; and I leirn to love 
him more. It is not thus with you, 
brother ? — Simple Speech. 

Fasten your hold on Christ. 
Having him, though my cross were 
as heavy as ten mountains of iron, 
when he putteth his sweet shoulder 
under me and it, my cross is but a 
feather. 

Adam Clarke when asked by a 
young preacher how to preach, re- 
plied" Coand study yoursel: todoath 
and then pray yourself alive again." 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY (JuMP. ANION. 



103 



For the Companion. 
"Why Ntaud ye Here all the Day Idle." 

Is there nothing for you to do ; or has no man 
employed you, that you sit idle by with folded 
hands indolently wishing and waiting for the 
world's best gifts ? "Get thy spindle and dis- 1 
taff ready, and the Lord will send you flax," is 
an old adage full ot truth. There is work ev- 
erywhere, and it lies all around you — the far dis- 
tant fields may seem more enchanting, and toil 
gweetei and the reward surer to our longing 
eyes, but even these thorns and thistles will 
choke, and noxious weeds poison the fair heri- 
tage. Since the decree : "by the sweat ol thy 
brow shalt thou live ;" man goeth forth and 
toileth until the evening ; yes, beareth the bur- 
den and heat of the day. 

The world owes us nothing, it pays as it goes, | 
the labor of our hands feeds and clothes, and 
ministers to the wants of the unfortunate and 
destitute in our own or other lands. No one ! 
lives for himself alone — the good done here, ; 
widens in ever increasing circles until it "breaks 
in whispers on the other shore." 

"Let us then be up and doing, 

With a heart for any fate : 
Still achieving, still pursuing, 
Learn to labor and to wait." 

If Satan finds mischief for idle hands to do, it , 
behooves us all to employ every moment, that 
little sins may not creep in and destroy the 
growth ol years, the labor of many an anxious 
moment. 

Whatever thou doest, do with thy might, for 
the Lord will accept no careless offering from 
the band of indolence or indifference. First 
fruits alone will God receive from his creatures. 
Talents rightly improved and time usefully 
spent will in the end yield an increase, whose 
inlluence will weigh in the dav of reckoning. — 
Then— 

Tarry not toilers, tho end diawetli mar, 

The goal is before u», we've nothing to fear . 

The Master will Bay, fof khfl race is IOOB l'Ul), 

(.Hue borne faithful servant, tbj work i- well done. 

Lai ii a 

— — • ► • - m 

Fur rV ' '■•iaj"iulun 
"Fur Charity Slmll < over Hie Multitude ol sins." 
1 INt. I : S. 

Charity ; what is charity \ We can term it 
nothing more or less than love It was nothing 
more than chaiity thai mowd the 1 a'.her CO send 
his only Sou into tin; world, that we through 



him might be saved. It was nothing more than 
charity that made our Savior willing to be ex- 
tended on the cross, and to suffer the ignomini- 
ous death. And it was charity that caused him 
to rise again. And it was charity that caused 
the Apostle Paul, with many others to labor so 
earnestly in the cause of our Lord and Master, 
and we must acknowledge that through them a 
multitude of sins was covered. 

And again ; is it not charity that holds the 
church together 1 We think it is, and thus 
many sins are covered. And we might bring 
it nearer home to ourselves. If charity abides 
between neighbor and neighbor, it will cover a 
multitude of sins. It is charity that makes home 
pleasant, and if charity abides there it will cover 
a multitude of sins. So where charity rules, 
sin is covered. So dear readers let us try and 
have our sins covered with charity ; if not we 
may try to cover them with sometings else. 

Ctbus M. Sitkr. 

Ash ton, 111. 

The True .Magnet. 

Here is a simple illustration practically ap- 
plied, and worthy to be pondered by those who 
would "preach not themselves, but Christ Jesus 
our Lord." It is from that veteran minister, 
John Angeil James : 

"The power of the magnet gains nothing from 
the gelder's or the graver'%art ; its attraction 
lies in itself, and is diminished by loreign accre- 
tions. So it is with the greatest of all magi 
of which Christ spake when Tie said: 'And I, if 
I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me.' We 
may draw men to ourselves by genius, eloquence, 
eccentricity ; but we can draw men to Christ 
only by the attraction ot the cross." 

Never in the presence of your child make 
individious comparisons of its behavior with that 
of other children ; nor present to them anv hu- 
man example to follow, only t > la- as that model 
, follows Christ the perl, i *. 1 ",\ ample. 

— -^»- • -^ 
i 

How sordid is the love of gold. The base 

passion is beneath even the oontempt >i the 

■aring power of truth as the worldh minded. 

Milton deeciib - M unmoc in heaven as tailing 

to see 1 1 itj himself, having his eyei al n 

fixes] «>n its golden porchi 



104 



CHKISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Christian Family Companion ir tli«- Passover was to be killed "in ■//<<• fourteenth day of the lunar 

tli' ltd if 'there weijc two i month." When be say- "leaving 

evening.- in each day, in which of the nothing of what we sacrifice till the 

Kias-it to be killed? Some day following,'" he means through 

..just after sunset the close of the the night, till the next artificial day. 



. I'u.. VcU. II. 1HTI. 

I •• Passover and the Lord's 
Siil>l»i>r. Xo. 7. 



in tin- in , atiug pur 



thirteenth, in the Brst evening of the 

:;'tcenth day ; others, just bi 

ion, we assumed, that the legal Mi.i.-n the close of the fourteenth, in 

■ the Passover, was en { \„. M ,.„„,, e v»ni»g of ih< fourteenth 

. ■ : Ni.-un, from the I ,lay. The latter is our position. 

a hour till sunset, the close of the |„ support of this position we could 

ami that the law required the .p,,,;,. from many good authors ; but 

• •a in the nigit or as it has aJ ready been shown that au- 

tbe fifteenth day, which immediately ,,.. divided, we do n..t see that 

• d ll.e close of the fourteenth, the testimony of a thou, ami authors 



This expression is used in the same 
sense in the scriptures ; "And David 
smote them from the twilight even 
unto the evening of the i:<\\t day" 
a. 30 : IT. Acts. 1 :8: 
We will now hear what this emi- 
nent Jewish historian has to sav m 
reference to the particular time in the 
fourteenth day in which they slew 
their sacrifices at the feast of the peas- 



We will now proceed to establish could beof any real service to us in ' over : "So these high priests, upon 



disposing of this controverted point. 



maud was: feid ye shall This, however, cannot be said of an- 

» uiitil the fourtoentn day of cient history! written by those who 

month;' and the wliole as- knew the facts as they existed. We 

■ml.lv of the congregation of Israel therefore shall make use of the 

kill it ill the evening," or as in ,,iony of 1'lavh s Josephus, in Tiik 

.nling to the margin- ANTIQUITIES OF the .1 kws. 'and in 



12 : C The day of the montli on 

v, hieh lli«" urn -i l>e killed, i.s 

dclinalely st:ited to In- "the fourteenth 

.me month :" that i- r of 

lie t. ;. the month Aliib or 

In this there is no room for 

oversy. "In the fourteenth day 

of the lir.-t month ^m even is the 



The Jewish Wars. The edition which 

we use is that published by Lippin- 
eott, Qramb'o A Co., Philadelphia; 
Pa., A. 1» 1852: The Jewish Wars' 

was first published about A. D. 7"), 
ami Trir. Awpiqi rTTEfl ok the Jews, 
about A. ]). 

In Avr. Vol 1, li. 3, ch. Id. 

dosephus says : ' I n the month .\an- 

: .'). 'And <i,ieiis, which is by us called Nisan, 

In the fourteenth da^ of the first and is tlic beginning of our year, on 

month is the ] the Ldrd," th§ 14th. day of the lunar month, 

Num. W : [G, lint the pr< eisc time , when the sun is in Aries, (for in this 

ii.' the fourteenth day, in which the month it was that we wrre delivered 

v.-r mu.-t he .-lain, is a point, as from bondage under the Egyptians,) 

iiown in the introductory re- J the law ordained, that we should ev* 

marks, that is mu<h disputed. As 1 ery year slay that sacrifice, which J 

"nth day had its beginning before told you we .-lew when we came 



• ol the thirteenth 



out of Egypt, and which was called 



I after sun- the I'a.-.-ovcr ; and so do we eelelirate 

ling— the even- this passover in companies, leaving 

ht— in the .beginning, of nothing of what we sacrifice till the 

the fourteenth day; so also, there day following. The feast of unlcav- 

■ •• evenin • vening of the ened bread Buceeeds that of the pass- 

in the afternoon, the close of j over 1 ,' and falls on tbd l.~>th d.v.- of the 

urtccntfi day: it is evident there- month, arid continues 7 days, where: 

• -here were two evenings — in they f.ed on unleavened bread" 

of II." night and ti ••phus here testifies that t' 

'the artificial rdained thai they should everv vear 



the coming of the feast which is call- 
ed the I'a.-sover, when they slay their 
sacrifices from the ninth hour till the 
eleventh hour, but so that a company 
of not less than ten belong to every 
sacrifice, (for it is not lawful for them 
to feast singly by themselves.) and 
many of us are twenty in a Compa- 
ny," Vol 2, I}. 6, ch. 10, §, 3. lie 
fives the time for the slaying of the 
sacrifices "from the ninth hour till 
the eleventh." This could not mean 
from the ninth hour till the eleventh 
of the night, or natural day : for it 
must be "at the going down of the 
sun," (Deut. 1(1: C.) and that would 
have been just so many hours after 
the sun had gone down ; for at sun- 
set they commenced counting the 
hours of the night, and of the natural 
day, which was reckoned from sunset 
to sunset. It must, therefore, mean 
"from the ninth hour till the elev- 
enth'' of the artificial day, or from 
the middle of the afternoon on, com- 
pleting the service before sunset, so 
as to be certain to have it on the day 
appointed — the fourteenth day. Here 
is the sum of the testimony of 
Josephus as regards the time for kill- 
ing and eating the Passover; They 
slew "their sacrifices from the ninth 
hour till the eleventh" in the end of 
the fourteenth day : and, as they left 
nothing of what they sacrificed "till 
the day following,'' that is, till the 



slay the sa#ifice of the pas -over "on next artificial day, it is certain that 



CIIMSTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



10 5 



they ate the passover on the night of sunset ; and midway between these 3. Although we might now leave 
the fifteenth, whieli had Its beginning two beginning.-, would be the middle this point, with a thorough convic- 
at sunset, the close of the fourteenth of the afternoon, or the ninth hour of ', tion that every careiul and candid 
day. the day, according to the Hebrew reader is persuaded of the correr 

We will now pass from the testi- computation. This would be at the of our position, that the passover was 
mony of history, to the teachings of going down of the sun ; and, indeed, to be slain in the second evening of 



the Bible, and will fully establish the 
correctness of our position by this in- 
fallible witness. 

1. The law said : 'Thou shalt sac- 
rifice the passover at even, at the go- 
Inij dm ■,, of the 8un. h Deut. 1G:C. 
This could not apply to the first even, 
at the commencement of the four- 
teenth day ; for this first evening did 
not set in until the sun had gone 
doicn — it began at sunset ; we must, 
therefore, of necessity, apply this to 
the evening in the end of the four- 
teenth day, "at the going down of the 
sun," or as the sun was going down 
toward the western horizon. Asthey 
were commanded to sacrifice the pass- 
over at thetemple,and as, many victims 
were required, it was necessary to be- 
ll early in the evening, even at the 
ninth hour ; for the passover must be 
killed on the fourteenth day, which 
ended at sunset. 

-'. Tin- law al.-o .-aid : "The whole 
mblv of the congregation ot - 
.shall kill it in the evening." It has 
already been Stated that the marginal 
reading, which no doubt is the prop- 
er rendering, is, between the. two 
ings." This cannot mean between 
the two evenings" of the fourteenth 
day; fur the first ended at midnight, 
and the second began at noon, or 
midday; no time between these two 
evening* could be "at the going down 
of the Sun. 7 ' In tact no part of the 
natural day, except the afternoon, 
COUld be "at the going down of the 
sun ;" so it is certain that, whatever 
una be meant by the phrase, "be- 
■ (lie two evenings," it must be 
applied to some part o!' the B ftei 
We understand it to mean midway 
between the beginning of the evening 
of the day and the beginning of the 
evening of the nigfy followin 
former began at noon ; the lat». 



right at the middle of its going down, the fourteenth day, and consequently 
and therefore they could with the ; to be eaten on the night of the fif- 
greatest propriety call this point "be- J tcen'.h day, yet, to place the matter 
ttceen the two evenings." and speak beyond all doubt, we will bring foT- 
of it as being "at the going down of ward one more argument, 
the sun." So the Hebrews under- ; i t i s certain that the Passover 
stood it, and so they obeyed this com- must be eaten in the night which 
mand, as Josephus says, "from the immediately followed the killing of it. 
ninth hour till the eleventh:' \ t ^ a > s0 equally certain that the lic- 

it is reasonable to suppose that the brews left 
phrase "between the two evenings" night in whic 
means about the in one place as in Both of these facts have already been 
, other. In Num. 28: 3, 4j we have clearly proven; and we do not know 
the following language in reference to that any doubts are entertained upon 
the continual burnt-offering: "This these poiuts. Xowifwe can .-Low. 
is the offering made by fire, which ye ! as we certainly can and will, ihat they 
shall offer unto the Lord; two lambs left Harnesses on the fifteenth daj 
of the first year without spot dav by the month, the conclusion will be in- 



eh th 



s ou the same 
hey ate the Passover. 



day, for a continual burnt-offering. 
The one lamb shalt thou offer in the 
morning, and the other lamb shalt 
thou offer at even." Here the mar- 
ginal reading for "at even'' is ' be- 
'/,,' two evenings." So far as 
our know!* ■ ndfl then 

ficulty in determining, the time of the 
evening sacrifice; and it is assigned 
to the middle of the after-noon — the 
ninth hour of the day. In connection 
with the offering of the evening 
fice they made confession, and 
Boleinn prayer and pra 1. 1 

Cbrou. I6j 40, U ; K/.ra 9: 1, \<- 
On this account it came to be called 

"the hour of pri and we read in 

.; : l that "Peter and John went 

Up together into the temple, at the 

hour of prayer, being the ninth hour." 

"Between tbc two evening*,'' the 
time of the evening sacrifice, was the 

hour of pi a\ er ; hut the hour of praj- 



evitable that they ate the . 

on the night of the fifteenth; and if 

they ate the passover on the ni_ 

th'; fifteenth, it i :r tain that 

they killed the passover in the 

iug, "at the goinaslowii of the.-un," 

in the afternoon flkjRi 



In Num. 33 : 3, \\< I .uclu- 



uuAa\ 
scripture : '^B th. u .,j 

from Ra 

fourteenth day of the maniji ; on 
the morrow after the p 
children of Israel went out with 
high hand in the b |] lt . 

Egyptians " 1: I 
not prove i. 
left Kan, 

the first mo ,. nothing e\ • 
pro\en, | pr.v.n l, v 

s.ri|i:me Dm it #•■ l.v tight: 
month Ai.il> the Lord lb) 

Pent. Id I || 



er WM the ninth hour ; tb< .,t|, 

"between the two evenings" was the 

mnth hour ,f ibo daj the middle 

the afternoon. Our iiremixes in tin- ,, 

true-Land we chat- llu " 
• refutation ''And thu- 



unavoidably and IntontroT i11 7« an It j 



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ed, your Bhoea <>u your Feet, ami your 

stuff ia litintl ; and ye shall eat it in 
baste." They did as they were coui- 
nnnitlcil ; at midnight the lirst-born of 

pt l bothofmu and beast, were 
slain ; Pharaoh rose up in the night, 
und called for IfoSBfl and Aaron by 
night ami nrged them to go ; and as 
i . ptiana were urged npon the 
people that they might send them 
out of the land in haste," they bor- 

d jewels of silver and gold, and 
raiment, and "took their dough before 
leavened, theirkneadiug troughs 
being bound op in their clothes upon 
their shoulders," 'And the children 
of Israel journeyed fsjp Rama-- 
BaCCOth." Ex 12: 28—37. Hen- 
is the argument: — The Hebrews left 
Rameasee on the fifteenth day of the 
first month ; but they left by night ; 
therefore they left on the night of the 
fifteenth day. Again, they left Ra- 

Bfl on the night of the fifteenth 
day ; but they left in the same night 
in which they ate the passover ; hence 
they ate the passover on the night of 
the fifteenth. Once more, they ate 
the passover on the night of the fif- 
teenth day; but they must kill the 
the passover on tJfl fourteenth day ; 
and as they ate tne passover on the 
night which imn^diately succeeded 
the -laving of it, to must follow as the 
only legitimate conclusion, that the 
passover must be killed in the second 
evening, the close of the fourteenth 
day, "between the two evenings," 
after the middle of the afternoon, at 
the going down of the sun ; or as Jo- 
sephus has it, "from the ninth hour 
till the eleventh hour" of the day. 

Having now shown the legal time 
for killing hihI eating the Rassover, 
we will pr o cee d to show the legal 
time for the observance of the feast 
of unleavened bread. This was a 
-.•veil days ; and it was insti- 
tuted at the same time the Passover 
was The language of institution is : 
■ n days shall ye eat unleavened 
bread ; even the first day ye shall put 



away leaven out of your houses; for 
whosoever eateth leavened bread, 
from the first day until the seventh 
day, that soul shall be cut off from 
Israel. And in the first day there 
shall be an holy convocation, and in 
the seventh day thorc shall be an boly 
convocation to you ; no manner of 
work shall be done in them, save that 
which every man must eat. that only 
ma] be done of you." Ex. 12: l.">, 
16. 

That it was a feast of seven days is 
abundantly testified:" Thou shalt 
keep the feast of unleavened bread; 
(thou shalt eat unleavened bread sev- 
en days, as I commanded thee, in 
the time appointed of the mouth Abib : 
for in it thou earnest out from Egypt ; 
and none shall appear before me 
empty.") Ex.23: 15. See also Ex. 
13: G, 7; 34: 18; Le*. 23: 6 ; 
Num. 23: 17; Deut. 16:3, 8.— 
Many other texts might be cited, but 
these are deemed sufficient both as to 
number and perspicuity. 

One prominent design of the feast 
of unleavened bread was, to commem- 
orate the departure of the Hebrews 
from Egypt. This was clearly stated 
in connection with its apppointment : 
"And ye shall observe the feast of 
unleavened bread ; fo r in this self 
same day have I brought your ar- 
mies out of the land of Egypt ; there- 
fore shall ye observe this day in your 
generations by an ordinance forever." 
Ex. 12 : 17. It will be observed 
from an examination of this text, that 
the day on which they started on 
their long journey, is spoken of as be- 
ing the day in which the Lord brought 
their armies out of Egypt, as though 
they had performed their journey in 
•ne day. The day of their departure 
is spoken of in the same manner in 
Ex. 13: 2, 4, "And Moses said un- 
to the people, Remember this day, in 
which ye came out from Egypt, out 
of the house of bondage ; for by 
strength of hand the Lord brought 
you out from this place; there shall 



no leavened bread be eaten. This day 
came ye out in the month Abib." 

As of the first day of their journey- 
ing it is said: "Thit day came ye 
out," so the first day of the feast of 
seven days which was commemora- 
tive of their departure, is, by way of 
eminence, styled "the feast of unleav- 
ened bread." Hence we read in Lev. 
23 : G, "And on the fifteenth day of 
the same month is the feast of unleav- 
ened bread unto the Lord." It is 
clear, therefore, that the fifteenth day 
of the month was the first day of the 
feast of unleavened bread. As the 
fifteenth day set in at sunset the close 
of the fourteenth, the feast oft 
days began at the close of the four- 
teenth day, and ended at the close of 
the twenty-first day. Therefore it is 
said: "In the first month, on the 
fourteenth day of the month at even, 
ye shall eat unleavened bread, until 
the one and twentieth day of the 
month at even." Ex. 12: 18. 

An Appeal. 

And when an appeal is made, it is 
generally said ; "To whom it may 
concern." This appeal does not par- 
ticularly concern those of our readers 
who have paid their subscriptions in 
advance. 

In lookiug over our account book, 
we find that there are charges entered 
to the amount of over fifteen hundred 
dollars. Well we arc right glad to 
have that much to fall back upon. 
Xow our appeal is this : That as 
much of that amount be paid as pos- 
sibly can be, by the first of April, 
and as much sooner as convenient. 
Nearly all is charged to agents, and 
the agents cannot send the money un- 
til it is paid to them, or at least most 
of them cannot afford to do so. Xow 
friends, will you not see to it that 
your subscription will be paid to the 
agent who sent } r our name, before the 
first day of April next ? If you can- 
not pay all, pay part of it, which will 
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time, we will be obliged to loan the 
money at a high rate of interest. 

We have made this appeal in good 
earnest, and hope we shall not need 
to repeat it. 

New cash subscribers will also 
greatly aid us in makiDg ends meet. 
Back uumbers furnished to January 
first. 



Our Charity Fund. 

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sent at reduced rates, as well as of 
the contributions received for that 
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satisfactory, as there are many other 
cases perhaps fully as needy, among 
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Answers to Correspondents. 

Sami.el Ulricii. There is a bal- 
ance of 75 cents in our favor. 

M. A. F. Kirsey. You are right. 

Samuel Crist, Your letter with 
the dollar did not come to hand, at 
least we have no account of it. 

S. A. Moore. No report came to 
this office from you. Send it along. 

J. W. IIarshberc;er. We have 
no account of having received $1.50 
from you. We do not doubt that 
you enclosed it, but it did not reach 
us. The C I < . is being sent to 
you now. 

B BOLXJMOKB Send the Almanacs 
bach to 08. We will try to ii 
of them. 

Ti sk ami llvM.s Book. The work 
is progressing slowly. Will not 
likely be ready before June or July. 
There is ^till room for favorite tunes. 
(Jive the name of the tune, the title of 
the book in which it Is found, the 
page, and the No. of the hymn to 
which it i- suited. Send prompt 
us it wi!l nut be long until the work 
v\ i II hare been compiled. 

Books \\ e are • o< • 
.if lunik- ad> erttsed for *:il«- < ' i 

,1 please have patience until We 
can seen: 



A Leedy Jr. Is there an A. Mil- 
ler and an A. B. Miller, at Antioch, 
Ind? 

PHOTS BotUL We found all as 
you stated ; and we hope all will be 
right now. 

Ann K. Hoke. Thank vou for the 
explanation. Your paper is paid for 
to Yol. 7, No. 37. 

Sarah Weiuner. Your Compan- 
ion was addressed to Nevada, Story 
county, Mo. 

Jons H. Miller Peggy M. Tee- 
pie has paid for the Companion to 
No. 25 ; bu^jve have no account of 
any order fBbooks. When was the 
money sent, and how much f and 
what books were ordered ? 

Peter Wolfe. Your proposal is 
acceptable. 

II Beelman. It will receive due- 
consideration. 

Lewis Lerew. Brown's Concord- 
ance costs 00 cents, postage prepaid. 

J. J. Hershbergeb. You sent us 
five dollars ; how is it to be applied. 

C — B All came in good or- 
der. 

John (i iJ^-K The V:- 
were received. 

P». II. Mii.i.ssJ^Wc*arc square. 

DAT1D Hildebrank You have 
credit by $10.00, seven, at oue time 
three, at another. Is it right '! 

s T BoesnsMAK. J a C itaers 
time, according to books, is expired. 
Shall we .-end on ? 

JOHN Cue*. John Kenuer, at 
li olden city, Jefferson euutilv, Colora- 
do, is a subscriber to the I 
Perhaps be ceuld give joa the desir- 
ed information. 

\ O. Si mmt. It «re* OUT mistake, 
hope all will be right : 

M Bi laouus, Sr. There is ji i.. 
comm 

J 6 D Yotti 

Dame i \ u — 

II llUUll | 
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< ' I i I! 1STIAN FAM 1 L\ COM PAN i< ».\ . 



MI SCE LLANEOU S. 

The Dying luli«l»-l'» s«tiiiou. 

th< r M., ot Massachusetts, Who 
l_v died in faith, 

1 . ing bed of an aged infi- 
del "• [uaintauee. The good 
old man had Long prayed for his ol<l 
!. but his ei ■ had fiver 
been met by the infidels arguments 
and m- nil. As he approached the 
bed; • that his mind was in 
. The man confeadfid himself 
a sinner, and that lie was nut pre 
1 to meet death. 
Father M. aalced him if he had 

v ; I can't pray^^ 1 have con- 
tinually refused mercy, and it is now 
.c 1 have tried to pray, 
but my lips will nut move." 

"Are you willing that I should 
pray for you, then, and let your 
hear;' go up with my words ?" 

u fl . . innot pray for me ; 
others have tried it, but could not. 
Vhu may kneel, but it will be use- 

And the aged saint knelt a f . the 

: le of the agonized sinner. — 

Those lips hail daily moved in prayer 

for half a century ijL'hat tongue had 

daily bicu-ht the^me of sinners 

one : but. strange 

his ^mities of spftech 

seeme 1 i Rw . Mercy was 

r word he could not speak ; and for 

the first time, prayer was impossible. 

infideL, as father 

M. in his knees. -'I want to 

preach :.t my own funeral. When 

i have closed the other part- of the 

rice, 1 want you to eon:.' down 

i , • i .pit and place your I 

fo re-fit) gan on my lit s. and >ay, 

••'/'/,/* tqul it ffbedfor kell .' ' 

"Yo« must spare me from such a 

It will frighten the 

I '°" 

It i quest, and I I 

that you mu Let others take 

warning by ray death. 1 cannot ex 

. ""■" 

. at his funeral, after 

be had finished the s< rm 
down from the ] u1pit,and, approach- 
ing the coffin, laid the tip= ot his (in 
gers on tho=e marble lips, ami. with 



tears streaming from hi - >, ted of divine appointment 

the man's dying request, and pro Williatrii. 



— Wm. R. 



nonnced the w 

"'l'lll.- BOOL is IEALM) POR lin.l. '." 

0, my leader, whether ( hristian 
or nut, be admonished. 

Ifyour peace is not made with <Jod, 
ul is following 



The World Without a MSVJS- 
l>:»per. 

At a meeting of the Urban Club, 
Mr. G- Linneaus Banks, in the 
course of a most effective speech on 



that infidel's and will ere long be proposing the toast of '-The Press 
. Your lii a can move in pray. :llld Edward Cave," dwelt upon the 

debt we owe the enterprising printer 
of St. John's Gate, for imitating the 
system of Parliamentary reporting, 
and closed his remarks with the fol- 



em pray 
er now. The time m when 

this, the greatest ol all earthly priv- 

i, will be in vain, ( hristian 
brother, remember that souls— tl 
souls of your friends, relatives and 'owing startling and suggestive 
neihgboi-t— are dailv going down home thrust: 

to hell ; and no small Bhar,e of res "fl»is are people— hard-hearted, 
possibility is lying at vour door. «"atter-of tact people— who affect to 
May Cod hep us to feel'thc hnpor- despise both newspaper influence 
tancc of that infidel's sermon !— . an(1 newspaper writers. [ should 



Christictn Obeervt r. 

Truth Exclusive*. 

There are truths in religion of 
such vital importance that departure 
from them must destroy the soul. 
The holiness that the Cospel came 
to foster, is the effect of truth receiv- 
ed in the love of it. And this truth 
is in it;: own nature harmonious and 
one. Truth cannot contradict itself; 
nor in science or art can there be 
two opposed and warring truths. — 
So is it also in religion. The single- 
BOBS of truth comtitutes the ba 
its exclusiveness. It c'aims for it- 
self, exclusively and without lival, 
the faith and obedience of mankind: 
a claim that is exclusive because it is 
just, and that Could not bj c i;>i-- 
tent without requiring thus tho re 
ii of all error. These exclusive 
claims are oftfii misrepresented as 
invojviiiL' the mist odious intolerance 
and illibcrality. But in truth there 
13 no more a possibility of the exist 
\ era! true re igions, than 
is uf the existence of more 
than one Cod. From the one Jeho. 

vah there can emanate but the one 



like such people to have a 
momentary glimpse, if it were possi- 
ble, of the mere business world as 
it would be, if all newspaper facili- 
ties were annihilated. Extinguish 
all the light which the Tress has shed 
upon the wants and interests of so- 
ciety ; let all the information it has 
gathered from all paits of the world, 
and scattered among its reaicis, be 
forgetten ; let all the intelligence it 
has imparted, all the enterprise it 
has awakened, all the ingenuity and 
energy it has stimulated, be cast in- 
to oblivion ; and in what stage of 
advancement may we suppose the 
mercantile world would be found ? 
Would not the unfortunate English 
traders fancy himself transported 
back into the da:k age-: Bat if 
such the commercial, what then the 
social and moral aspect of society ''. 
Let a*ny one reflect an instant upon 
the gigantic power for good or evil 
exercised by even one ably conduct- 
ed journal, and then tell me, if you 
can, of any other human agency 
that is at all comparable to it r 



Fear ol Death. 

Above all things, the foaff of death 
should '"' valiantly couabatted. " '1'" 
truth-develop.! indeed, „. differ- |oye ,. fe WJlholll fearing death," said 
• nt degrees at different ages — in 



Hufeland, "Is the only means ofliving 
Judaism the bud, in C hnstunity the h:i]mv !111(1 ,i v i n „. at a n-„od old i 
■ span led II wee— tut essentia 1 . ,,-,. who dread death seldom st- 

and in all age-;, the one unchanged tain longevity If death presesta it- 
and unchangeable religion, reveal self to us under a repulsive and ier- 
irig for man the sinmr. Bftlvation, I rifying aspect, it is Bolcly owing to 
through an atonement and Mediator \ our habits and prejudices bavin- per- 



verted our feelings. Montaigne ju 
ly said that it is darkening the room, 
the faces full of grief and desolation, 
the moaning ami crying, tdat make 
death terrible. Civilization, by inv< 
ing death with the most lognbri 

SOeiatforiS that it can conjure Op, 
has also contributed 1o rendering it a 
hideous spectre. It is the reverse with 
the patient. In nine cases out of ten, 
death is net only a relief, but almost 
a sense of voluptuousness. Sleep dai- 
lv teaches as the reality ot death. — 
'•Sleep and are twins," said the poets 
olautiquity. Why, then, should we 
fear death* when wo daily invoke its 
brother as a friend and aconsolation ? 
■ l.,r '■>aid liulfon, "begins to fail bug 
before it is utterly gone." "W 
then, should we dread the last mo- 
ment, when we are prepared for its 
advent by so many other moments of 
a similar character? Death is as natu- 
ral as life. Both come to us in the 

DM way, without our consciousness, 
without our being able to determine 
the event of either. No one km 
the exact moment when he goes to 
sleep, none will know the exact mo- 
ment of his death. It is certain that 
death is a pleasurable feeling. Lucan 
id to say that life would be in-sup 1 
portable to man if the gods had not 
hidden from him the happiness he 
would experience in dvip£. Tullius 
.Marcellinus, Francis Sauivz, and the 
philosopher La Meurie, all spoke of 
the voluptu • of their last mo- 

ments. Such are the consolation- 

whieh philosophy presents to timid 

minds that dread death. We need not 

say that much higher and loftier conso- 
lation a await tie • 'if" 1 
and steadfast in his faith, and ha 
fore him the prosi cct of ternallife. 

,i -,11111 fterrn Gfjriflnm 
d)ortlfd)et <prrt>ijjfr fatfe rincs fcfnn 
nu-intr jilicrrr tints Jaqce" in 9 | 
tmhiif;'. SM |'r(dt $ftfa? nu.l t.-r 
^rrbigrr. tSi, bf r :0&ff n?ar an mto, tv-*ir 
.'liitii'oit. Unt mi bflt or fltftlgt: 
"Cir ia.it, d fei ftttrl umfiMn: ""HMt 

ciciir, t9 gabc h'nini VMiiuiu'l nod; £>6Ur, 
ninnt .vvtlaiio h.uulu- until unbt, « 
uiuv lauttr mi lUium nut \! ; . . 
8lbcl fti tin vii.i. . u --t t}at t\ 
fdjvn beute ten aaii la^jt." 

"Hut iv ad baj) tn iImu gcjnhvt 
rautwortel 
a n i ri> r bilft, benn cr n't mil 

hi )u &1 bfvd 

frru 

F V !■ 



CO R :: K8 I'ONDENCE 

Correspondence of church news solicited from 
a'A part* of the Brotherhood. Writer's name 
and addrtmrc-i aired on every communication 
as guarantee of good faith. Jiejected communi- 
cations or manuscript used, not returned. All 
communications for publication should be writ- 
er*, upon one side of the sheet only. 

Broth' r ttokinger ; By the mer- 
cies ot God, we were permitted, ac- 
cording to previous arrangements, 
to hold sweet fellowship, with our 
brethren and sisters in the - 
part of this county, on Saturday 
and Sunday last, an 1 to listen to 
words of exhortation, and the 
pel of Christ; Brother David Wolfe 
being the laborer on this occasion. 
Three discourses were given and the 
eager multitude gladly listened, to 
the word of God. Many going their 
Having within themselves, and 
! with one another, "It was well for 
\ us to be here, and hear the truth 
I as it is m Christ JesOB.' 1 We sin- 
, cerely trust much good may yet be 
1 done in this community, and the 
word run and be glorified 

by many dying and dependent 

[send for the i 

.,, each I'm one year, com- 
mencing -Tan. ' 71. Tlr 
sufficient evi I 

here without a 
. gave the great S 
A visit from ministering 
brethi . hankinlly re- 

ceived. Ma\ the Lord grant that 
we may so live that all may be wor- 
thy to enter into the llaten oi 
nal rest and I ire. 

r's in loVC and the hope of 
.1 life, through Christ 
Lord. Farewell. 

I'm hi: WoLl 



Ilcrtzler of Dauj re 

i . atten ance. an 

of the -Tth, we a'.i 1 

ly 01 Elder J'. Ziegler, :. 

ter being somewhat affiicted, - 

:ould not attead meeting. We 
had a very ] time — a tin e. I 

trust that will not boob be forgotten. 
Un che afteruou' " as 

conveyed to the Tu'r-ehocin ': . r a. i . 
by brother I 1 Wiener. 1 lore 

Llder John Zug M fche h laskee] 

-h; 
three in company with bl 
inoti Seiber oC dunia- 
Isaac littrt.'W of 1 erry county. 1 
weather bein^ 

good, the - were wed at 

tended in this branch Tuesday af- 
ternoon visittpfehe family 
J. Zug and^ft tiuite a ] leasant 
time. On^he evening 

.1 bv brother John Witt 
to Myers's mooting house Lsfcpu 
count win the Little ^watara branch. 
Here Klder David Varkey is the 
hou- three a 

e. well attended and excellent 
From there conveyed by brotii- 
. •:• Keni.in.in (isrbeT to Ziegler'a 
meetii . Berks cswaty, Bams 

branch, one -V. M. The 

nsrally enjoy 
health, and manifest much love 
christian courtesy. 

Mv health ^itfe: '.'ly ha* 
• >wing t^^^m^takc 
1 had the headjpfl| a^< 

- - '''" ^| 
caused labor very hanl But at 

nd 1 still t!- UTige 

for the lutuie, by trusting in the 
1. 

D'ambl M. 11 



i:. unr.ii.-LiK.., 1'a. . 
Feb. the Lst.1871 \ 
■ tailed at 

torsonvjllo, Lane where 

1 nrri as -veiling ot tie 

of Jauuan , inled b) ■ 

bbeL In this branch 
Elder Philip 2 l< r is the I 

r. He!' 

other Jon 
. and broth' n 



K( porl. 

k church. 
by the hand 
fctr btrikl 

church 

brethren, for your kind 

. 

bit threii wi 1 
you add the tub 

ttlili*' aid YOU Btiit u 



fectual fervent grayer of the right 
■nan, availuth much." 
If the editor of the <' npanion 
t us, we will itafa our cir- 

• 111!!-' 

\\ e have a very healthy climate, 
tnd .1 good o< untiy, but dova- 
and impoverished by the late war. 
We have a little church organized, 
but have no pla-ce of worship of our 
own. Our member! are poor, and 
to the poor wo wish to preach the 
gospel, but without a place of wor- 
ship, our efforts are crippled. Owing 
to these circumstances, the church 
held a council some time ago, and 
concluded to send an appeal to the 
various churches, where they might 
hope to obtain soma aid. The fol- 
lowing is a copy of thoapi ■ il : 

"Beloved Bruhrw: We, the 
Brethren of Oakland Congregation, 
Tenn., have no meeting house or 
other place of our own for preaching 
or practicing the ordinances, and 
being too poor to build a house with- 
out aid, and too far removed from 
neighboring congregations of the 
Brethren to avail ourselves of their 
churches, we look to you as instru- 
ments in God's hands to aid us in 
building a meeting-house for the 
spreading of the gospel over this 
part of the iouth. 

Any aid your bounty and gener- 
osity may remit thither of the sub 
scribers will be thWk fully received. 

Bv order«of ttaaChureh. 

/MfcARi-. Elder. 
J. \V\Byrne, Deacon. 

Brother Henri/: I will say that 
our little number of brethren is still 
increasing slowly. Our increase, 
this season is eleven. One of them 
buried in a channel cut out of 
the ice, although the ice was about 
six inches thick, be was very calm 
and cheerful ; the Lord blesses his 
m< .ins of grace, so that cold weath- 
er is warm to those that sincerely 
repent. < >ur prospects are good 
for more soon. Our church appears 
to be at peace. John* J. Coyer. 

/■ (her ll.nry • In the 0. P.O., 

.:. Queries, it is asked: "What 
king do we read of : .n the Bible. 



whose height was as the height of 
the cedars, and his st enirtu as the 
oaks ; yet the Lord destroyed his 
fruit from above, and his root from 
beneath ':" In Amos 2:9, the Am- 
oriteswerc those people, and Sihon 
si- king of the Amorites. 

I neverhad tuken the Compan- 
ion until 1871. I am well pleas 
c<l with it with but one excep- 
tion, and that is the Tobacco. 
I think, brother Henry, you might 
fill the pages with something worth 
more to the dying soul, than tobac- 
co. I don't use it myself, I am 
against the use and also the abuse. 
8 ime brethren will use it to ex- 
tremes, while others will write to 
extremes, and two wrongs will never 
make one right. I will admit it 
goes hard to meet a brother with 
the kiss of charity, when he has his 
mouth, lips, and beard all bespat- 
tered with tobacco- Brethren we 
are to make ourselves lovely. We 
read in Phil. 4 .- 8, "whatsoever 
things are pure, whatsoever things 
are lovely, whatsoever things are of 
good report ; if there be any virtue, 
and if there be any praise, think on 
these things." I believe that tobac- 
co certainly grows to be made use 
of in some way, for when God crea- 
ted the heaven and the earth, God 
said : 'Let the earth bring forth 
gra8s,the herb yielding seed," and 
(iod "saw that it was gooi." Can 
any one give sufficient proof through 
the 0. F. C, that God did or did 
not create the tobacco in the begin- 
ning? I think we ought to bear 
with each other brethren. 

Joseph E. Bowser. 



have to work out our own soul's 
salvation ; therefore let us go to 
work at once, for we do not know 
how soon we will have to meet our 
(iod, and if we are not prepared, 
what will be our end ! Let us ask 
God to give us new hearts, prayin" 
hearts, hearts fully resigned unto 
his holy will, that when we come to 
die, we can say : 

"Come welcome death, the end of fear, 
I'll gladly go with thee." 

Sinners, why stand ye here all 
the day idle ''. Have you nothing 
to do ? Have you no soul to be 
saved ? Have you no God to meet ? 
Then why do you not try to make 
heaven your home ? 

Dear brethren and sisters : per- 
hrps some of you have friends, who 
were near and dear to you, who 
have gone to try the realities of an 
other world unknown to you, and 
you are trying to meet them in 
heaven. I have two little sisters, 
who were dear to me, gone to heav- 
en, and my heart's desire is to meet 
them there, and I hope also to meet 
my dear brethren and sisters in the 
Lord. It is my prayer. 

Margaret J. rirkuart. 

Nolo, Pa. 



Bear Brother : As I did not get 
to meeting to-day, and have not 
been for some time,our nearest place 
of meeting being four miles, 1 feel 
somewhat lonesome, and thought I 
would write for the Companion. 1 
love to read its columns, and to hear 
from the brethren and sisters, in so 
many parti of the country. It is but 
a few years since I have joined in 
with the Brethren ; but I love the 
brethren and sisters, and love to 
meet them in tho house of worship. 
We all have a work to do ; we all 



Brother Henri/ : I herewith send 
you a little church news, with ex- 
tracts from letters that I think 
would not fail to be of interest to the 
readers of the Companion. About 
ten days ago 1 received a letter, re 
questing me to come to a council 
meeting on Saturday the 28th of 
January, which was about twenty 
miles distant. Accordingly, on Fri- 
day afternoon, the day before the 
meeting, I started and went about 
12 miles, and stopped for the night. 
Next morning took our leave, and 
went on our way to brother Samuel 
Bowman's, the place of meeting, 
where an election was to be held for 
a minister. On arriving, a number 
of members had already collected, 
among them Eld Jacob >Jetzger. — 
Soon after Eld. P. P. Loehr, from 
Mich., and Eld. Joseph Cripe, from 
Marion county 111,, arrived. The 
result of the meeting was, the elecs 
tion of Jacob Saell to the ministry : 
a brother much beloved. Had a very 



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pleasant meeting. Had public ser^ 
vices at night. Brother F. J'. Locher 
led out in the ministration of the 
word. After meeting, went home 
with brother Jonas Umbaugh, and 
was pleasantly entertained for the 
night. Next morning all went to the 
same place to meeting, where we 
tried to preach to the people ; follows 
cd by F. P . Lcehr, who had been 
preaching for the brethren about a 
week. Cood attention, good con* 
gregations,and brethren all alive. — 
/It 15 minutes before 3 a. m., took 
our leave of the family, and starced 
off a distance of 18 miles, where 
ElderSamuel Murray was preaching. 
Arrived at about 30 minutes after 6 
p. m. There was a large congrega-. 
tion present at this meeting. Bro. 
D. Bonebrake handed me some let^ 
ters, and told me to take them home 
with me, and read them, and then 
let him know by letter what I thought 
of them, which I did, when I at 
once saw his anxiety for me to read 
them. A part of these lettei-3 will 
be of interest to the readers of the 
Companion. J lore they are : 

Troy, Doniphan, Co., Kan. ) 
July 25th, a. D. 1870. \ 

Dear father and mother, it is 
with great pleasure that I seat my- 
self to wiite you a few lines, to let 
you know how we are getting along. 
We aro all well at present. We 
have had another death in our fam- 
ily : a little boy four months old. 
And the old man Ilnur died last 
April Hope this ma/ find you all 
well. Well, now, pap, I will tell 
you that we have no "Dunkard" 
church here. The people in our 
neighborhood belong to the Chris- 
tian New lights : and we have been 
telling some of them about the "Dun- 
kard" chureh, the way they do, and 
their doctrines, and the way they 
take the Lord's supper ; and they 
woulJ have us write to you to come 
out to see us this fall, and bring a 
"Dunkard" preacher with you 
Some say they would go a bandied 
miles to hear a "Dunk | 
Sarah and I want to join the oharoh, 
and we don't want to join an v but the 
"Dunkarde." If rou will" bring a 
1 preacher, i think that there 



would be one of the largest meetings 
that has ever been in Kansas. 
Some have never seen a "Dunkard" 
and they are anxious to hear one 
preach. Now, pap, the New Testa 
inent says, go ye, theretore, and 
preach to all nations ; and if the 
' Dunkards" want to follow the New 
Testament, they must send a preach- 
er to preach to this people ; for there 
never has been a "Dunkard" preach- 
er here yet in Doniphan County, 
Kansas. You won't treat us in a 
Cod-like manner, if you don't come 
and bring a preacher with you. — 
Write as soon a-? this come3 to hand, 
and let us know how soon you will 
come. Now do come as soon as 
you can, for the people want to see 
that meeting. Don't f;rget,to write. 
No more. We remain your affec- 
tionate children. 

Mr. <i. P. Simpson sajs he wants 
you to be sure and come, and bring 
a good preacher along. I must say 
once more, that you must come as 
eoon as you can. 

GOLIAS BOKEBRAO. 
S Alt MI BONBBBAKB. 

Dear brethren, think of children 
five or six hundred miles from home 
— far off in the wilderness — out of 
Christ, and death doing; his work in 
their family, with such vehement ap- 
peals to a kind father to come and 
see them, and bring a preacher with 
him, a- they desire to unite with the 
church. they, of course, don't 
know that there are "Dunkard" 
preachers close to them. There are 
brethren Joseph Besloar and Ceo. 
Witwer, the brethren Sell?, with 
brother Harper, arid others that we 
might name in western Missouri : IS 
also brethren living nearest in Kan- 
sas. The address of (iolias Bone- 
brake is Troy, Donephan Co., Kan 
sas. The address of the lather, 
Daniel liunebrake, m Huntingdon, 
Indiana. 

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hor the. Companion. 
The Waste Places ot the Earth. 

What different events have transphed on the 
same spot ! we must all exclaim. Where once 
the sea gull perched on Plymouth rock, a com- 
pany of devoted Puritans landed, and through 
hardships and trials succeeded in planting a 
colony, which has extended, and now embraces 
many hundred miles, known as the Eastern 
States. Where once the stealthy step of the 
wolt and panther, was heard over the autumn 
leaves, and the smoke from the Indian wigwam 
arose, the busy population of New York city 
now sweeps along. Where once the Western 
Reserve was considered the far West, and a few 
adventurous settlers availed themselves of their 
right of possession, a populous portion of the 
country now causes no remark. Where once 
to remove to California, was to leave home and 
kindred and bid them a final farewell for a jour- 
ney through the Isthmus, enterprise has built a 
rail-road through the heart of the country, 
which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 
Where once the impenetrable forest was track- 
ed by the Red man, civilization has removed 
the forest, and built thriving cities and towns. 
An instance of this, Bourbon, where only thirty 
years ago solitude was scarcely undisturbed, 
to-day takes its place among other Western 
towns. Has school privileges with the older 
cities ol the East. Its college lately established, 
to be second to none in the country. Where 
once a band of seven, came to this country, set- 
tling at Germantown, in their humble efforts to 
do good, they have spread, till nearly every 
state of the Union contains some disciples. — 
Where once these unpretending followers ot .le- 
sus saw no benefit, but much injury arising fi 
education, (as some who have possessed learning 
used it only for the furtherance of S 
dom (which check has kept the church p 
yet now we sec them endeavoring to < 
. ii institution where their own children can be 
educated, nurtured in the church's pr< 
arms, believing that the tunc !■ Band I wuh i 



scope of knowledge to confute and confound 
ror. 

Where once stood the great temple, now 
stands a Mohammedan mosque. Where o: 
stood the Son ot God, "When after six d 
takethjjath him Peter, Jamr ■ John ii 

Mount Tabor, and was transfigured before th 
Napoleon brought to bear his deadly weapons 
of warfare, upon thirty seven thousand Turks in 
the. valley below. ^ 

Where once, the Vamose valley was '.lie- 
scene of much confusion and blood-shed, and 
the trembling peasant scarcely dared to e 
forth a hymn of praise to the Creator, lest his 
hiding place should be discovered to his p< . 
cutor, the peaceful hamlet and the \ ii; 
church now rear their heads in undisturbed 
re|!Oje. Where once Dr. Judson and wile toil- 
er over the tropical sands of India, er.de: 
to proclaim the Gospel, many have obeyed the 
call of other missionaries, and more than i 
church stands as a monument of their until, 
zeal. And so in almost all countru 
has been opened for the entrano^g^he light of 
divine truth. But men must hfjfMparrd to 
this. 

[t is sometimes said that me A, 
illiterate men. This m ins to be true of them 
at the lime they were called, but I re with 

ter three years, and learned from him. 
And r his ascension when a man 

needed for a great work, a great man 
quired, he was provided b] 
as in th f Paul. \ , but th 

of miiat i and tho I «ortl requiri hn 

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Mi»> Ur»iirrecUon. 
liV (.' II. BAL8BAU0H. 

I low loon <lo wc get beyejpsi our 
•lejith when we occupy ourselves with 
"tin" mvstery el godline The 

Dplett feature m tbe life of Christ 
runt* into the fathomless abysses of 
the Godhead. Every word he ut 
ten '. inaa was, in Borne sei 

voice that broke tiie silence of 
F'ernity, and usheied the universe 
into being. Ilia name is "Wonder- 
ful," and his life is replete with 
Marvel?. He was "God over all, 
fortrer, "whether in the swad- 
dling lmnds of infan cy, t he agony of 
the cross, or on the 'flfeuno of Uni- 
versal Empire. Tho ^menee of 1 >i- 
vinity is strongest where to sense he 
is the weakest. "He was conceived 
through weakness, yel be livcth by 
tbe power of God." No state can 
be more helpless than that of death, 
which is the wages and culmination j 
of sin ; and the power that redeems 
V from this ultimate issue of evil, 
must be Omniptent. The love that ) 
constrains to die for a sin-smitten, 
hell-threatened race, must be com- ( 
bined with ] ©wet to exhaust the ut- } 
DSOSt penalty <>f violated law without 
losing capacity to emerge from the 
deepest under-swell of penal woe. and 
take his plf^fteA the Mediatorial 
Throne as the Bl's Redeemer. — 
The power of Tww. as "the Resur- 
rection and tho Life." is a doctrine 
tban which none yields sweeter com- 
fort to the child of Cod. Whatever 
■tiir b eased Ravioui has been to 'he 

church, and to each individual mem 
ber ot' it since his ascension to glory, 
has been by virtue of his resurrec- 
tion. The All-power, in heaven and 
on earth, which was requisite for the 
recovery of sinners to holiness and 
I mmI, B«St be exercised through a 

/ led human body. "Emmanuel" 

luua become I word in which all the 
appellations of Cod, and all the terms ' 
of -salvation find their true moaning 
inthescbemeof reconciliation. ''God ' 
with us" is ai, verlasting verity, 
whether we bo 1 H or saved. God 
in our nature is He true in relation j 
t.- the inner, as Lite saint. .Ic6U8 

ii bun || v i ■ exempt 



from the wages of sin, and, conse- 
quently, not exempt from the causes 
that naturally issue ii: death. Here- 
in lies all the sinner's hope. That 
"Christ died for our 6ins, according 
to tho scriptures," is our anchor as 
fallen beings ; that he "could not be 
holden of death," is the ground of 
the "hope that maketh not ashamed." 
For if, when we were enemies, we 
were reconciled to Cod by the death 
of his Son ; muck more, being recon- 
ciled, we ahull be eaved by foe life" 
thatjaJby his resurrection-life. Rom. 
. r > : uW What he gains for us by his 
death, he now lives to plead and ap 
ply. "I am he that liveth, and was 
dead ; and beheld. I am alive for ev- 
ermore." Tbe life of .Jesus is the 
substance of the Liblc, the lifo of 
life, and the bliss and glory of Heav- 
en. The quickening of the slain 
Lamb in the rocky tomb of Arima- 
thea was felt by the progemitor of 
the race, by patriarchs and proph- 
ets, by tho elect in all ages of the 
world, lie will judge the quick and 
the dead, in the resurrection state, 
but the righteous only will rise as he 
rose. All that sleep in the dust will 
hear his voice, and come forth, but 
he is in a peculiar sense "the Resur- 
rection and the Life" to those who 
constitute tbe bride. "lie is risen," 
are words of Divine majesty and sub- 
lime import to all who "have tasted 
the powers of the world to come." — 
With such a guarantee, what is more 
reasonable than that the heirs of 
grace should "rejoice with joy un- 
speakable and full of glow." Kverv 
obstacle that lay In the way of salva- 
tion, has been removed, and the 
conqueror of Satan, sin, hell and 
death, now sways the sceptre of 
Universal Dominion, as our elder 
brother,our sympathizing high Priest, 
God forever enshrined in our gloria 
lied humanity the fountain of our hope 
the Conservator if our interests, our 
strength and confidence in weakness 
and peril-, our security in temptation, 
our light and stay in dark p:ovidcn» 
ces and the pledge of our ultimate 
triumph over sin and death. »S'uch 
a Redeemer can never be ballled by 
any machinations of Satan. The 
powers of hell have marshalled all 
th ir j lint" their mightiest 



onset, and met with a signa' over» 
throw in tiie resurrection of -Tesaa 
from the dead. They can never ap- 
proach the saint with such panoply 
and advantage a* that with which 
they assu'.ted tbe Codman. Every 
regenerate soul is vitalized by the 
resurrection-life of Jesus, and has 
all the resources of Deity at His com 
mand against the wiles of the devil. 
If it is a vital concern to the be iev- 
er that Jesus is risen, the advantage 
is co extensive with all the love and 
sympathy and faithfulness and power 
that exist in the Divine human Me- 
diator, lie has no attribute or 
qualification that lie holds not at the 
disposal of those who have been "bap* 
tized into His death," and rose "in 
the likeness of his resurrection." — 
Np petition will be accredited in the 
court of Heaven that comes not with 
the signature of a living Savior. — 
The blood that congealed in death 
for sin, must be applied by the au- 
thority and power of him who re- 
touched the life current with the 
underived life of Deity, and rose 
from the dead by his inherent power. 
It was necessary to show us what he 
can do, and to inspire us with confi- 
dence that what he can do. he will. 

From first to las* we are depend- 
ent on Jesus as he is. and where he 
is. All that that he has been went 
with unbroken history through the 
grave, and was made the exhaustless 
resei voir of grace in the glorified 
Being. There could be no living 
Savior, had there not been first a 
bleeding sacrifice on the t 'roes ; and 
all the humiliation of the manger, 
the life of toil and derision and 
dejection, and the dreadful trag. 
edV of Golgotha, had been in 
vain, but for the resurrection. In 
his life he provided a righteous- 
ness whichwould satisfy Infinite Jus 
tiec, in his death, he sustained what 
was equivalent to out p. -unity, in his 
resurrection he exhibited his omnip- 
otence and the validity of his claims 
as "Lord of lords," and now occu- 
pies the Throne of Heaven dipens- 
ing the spoils he gathered from the 
time he vocated ins Father's bo#om, 
until he returned with the approbation 
of the Trinity, and ami I the accla- 
m.r.i n if 11 i* u'- prirv ipalitiet and 



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powers. Tho chief of Binners has the I benotraised,yeare yetinyoursins." 
same pea at the Throne ol Ciaee \ Oh, what tremondous issues depend ' 
as he who has no other stain on his on a living faith in a living lledecni- 
soul than a single vagrant fancy.— j er. If we look back by faith into 
The felon on the cross found no less j the open tomb of Emmanuel, and up 



efficacy in the prospective atonement 
than tho child-saint often yeais now 
does through faith in a risen Savior. 
His resurrection connects with every 



fco the Throne where the once shroud- 
ed Mazarene now reigns, and strive 
to make the radiation of his risen life 
in our daily walk tbe supreme object 



stage of the new life ,and is the source I of our existence, we may look for 
whence the first tremulous pulsation I ward with blessed assurance to the 
is derived. "He is exalted to give I august event of "the first resurreo* 
repentance." Without conviction of tion." To the true believer, the 
sin, there can be no "repentance unto I greatday *hich is to unseal the grave 
life," and without the function of the j of every saint, wears an alluming as- 
Holy Spirit, there can be no convic- | pect. Oh the direful calamity of 
tion ; and it is the Savior's own dec- ; lying down in the grave with a seal 
laration that "if I go not away, the on ear and eye which the dread phe- 
Comforter will not come unto you ; nomena of the second advent cannot 
but if I depart, I will send him unto | brejik. One sin clinging to us 
you." This same agenc was, first through the dark valley, will fold us 
of all, to "convince the world of «n;V in a shroud which "the voice of the 
and this conviction must spring from j arch-angel and tho trump of God," 



a saving apprehension of the resur 
rection power of Christ. And in or- 
der to make this doctrine the means 
of such power to the soul, it must 
include the antecedents of the Re- 
deemer's resurrection-state. A knowl- 
edge of sin derived from a Spirit- 
directed contemplation of Jesus on 
His Throne, will lead to the brink of 
hell, from which the Bool was snatch 
ed by the death of Christ. This bo- 
gets such loathing of self, and horror 
of sin and desire for deliverance. that 
the sinner receives in a sense the 
nails of the cross into hid own hands 
and feet, in his acknowledgment of 
sin's doom, and his appreciation of 
sin's atonement. Here tho soul 
emerges from what is termed tho 
of death, into a life wliose ac* 
tivities ho is conscious spring not 
from anything inherent, nor from 
anything beneath him. He has ta- 
ken hold, by faith, of the terms that 
involve sanctiheation, which is a 
greater matter with tho properly 
illuminated soul than forgiveness.— 
The faith of tho elect, from the first 
dawn of light and Bret thrill of joy, 
to tho full braze of eternal day, and 
the unrestrained rapture of fil 

II, is faith from Mid faith 
in a rise tea tho 

A i tie : "if Christ ' I inn, 

then is our preaching vain, and 
your fr>ith \% ..' . " "If Chrift 



the flaming heavens and the shudder 
ing earth, the warring elements and 
the thunders of Jehovah cannot un- 
wrap. 13ut "there is no condemna- 
tion to them which are in Christ 
Jesus." "They shall walk with me 
in white, for they are worthy." — 
"Blessed and holy is he that hath 
part in the first resurrection ; on 
such tho second death hath no p'owei . 
but they shall be priests of Cod and 
of Christ, rnd shall reign with him a 
thousand years." Glorious destiny ! 
The resurrection of the body ! "This 
corruptible must put on iueorrup 
tion." Thueartiiiy (abornaclo. which 
death dissolves, thai] be rebuilt, and 
be embellished with the perfeel 
cellences and eternal glory of the 
Godman. lie shall change our vile 
bodies, that they may be : 
like unto his glorious body." Won* 
der of won !• r ' "Awako, an'! 
ye that dwell in the d ■ 
blessel jubilee day of creation 
far distant. Soon shall we g| -et the 
saints of all tim--, in glorified bodie ; . 
Do K ' I » i w. 

tl 
Arc we ' ' tening 

unto the caning of the day of < I 
Do we study hi* provider, 
tat • Od hifl law day and night, and 
make it " 

holy as ho m hoy , uu i take his great 
purp" 



thies. and offer ourselves as instru- 
ments for their accomplishment '.' Ob, 
brethren, is the amen of our inmost 
souls ready to rise to our lips, in an- 
swer to these questions ? If his res- 
urrection.life control us not in our 
affections, conversation, and action-, 
we cannot share his reign. His life 
on earth was but an episode; his heart 
and home were in Heaven. If our 
strongest attachments and profound- 
est delights are in things perishable, 
wc have not the spirit of Christ, and 
no title to the inheritance of the 
saints. The power that is to issue in a 
glorified body, must transform the 
ntiaually until it be consum- 
mated in the MB»rrection. This 
consideration af^V have a mighty 
influence in correcting all polluting 
personal habits, and in guarding our 
relation? to the world. Our love t> 
Jesus, our desire for holiness, and 
constant fear lest we come short of 
the joys and glories of the resurrec- 
tion morning, 6houId be sufficient to 
overcome all indu'gences and pi 
I tices incompatible with the solemn 
j thought that we are to be temples of 
the Holy Ghost. A right view of 
I the manger,the cross, the m^r •• 
the Judgment throne, won 
purge the church of every voluntary 
habit that defile th it. 1 aim uiv re 
mark \ at no one in 
ply plead for th 
which christian! - 
is to culminate in a 
the gluritied humanity of Jc-ms.-- 

I hath an car, let him I 
jrhat the Spirit saith untj the 
"II ; 

i8«s thing 
■• "Moitify your no u 

•h are up ml 
ry artifi . ' 
1 • ■ Bortfa! to the soul. 

rather than be enslaved by a .. 
of sensual indu gen e. r j„ 

lie 

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r f life 
8 which 
ike 



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Christian Family Companion. 

Tyroiir City. Pa., Feb. M, 1»71. 

The PMNOver nn<l the I.ord'N 
Nupper. \o. H. 

PAstoi i b 

Diagram NoL'.inclutlosri^bt full days 
from the beginning of the fourteenth 
dnv, t<> the end of the twenty-first 
■f A bib, or Nisan ; and it is In- 
1 to illustrate the 1'assover and 
fenst of unleavened bread. TbeM 
eight doys ore called "the days of mi- 
ned luvud." Acts 12 : I ; 20: & 
JoeepbOB la one iustauce calls them 
• the feast of unleavened bread." He 
says : ^v 

"So tbe Hebrel^fc-ent nut of Egypt 



while the Egyptians wept, and repent- days, whirl, is called the feast of lin- 
ed that tbcv had treated them so leavened bread. Vol. 1, Cn. If), 15. 2,§ 1 . 
hardly. * Hut as they went Dut Joscphus did not understand, 
away hastily, 00 the .'<rd day they that the feast of unleavened bread 
came to a placr called l'.aa! Zephoii, on proper consisted of eight days, for we 



the BLod sea; aud when tbey had no 
food out of the laud, because it was a 
detail, they ate of loaves kneaded of 
flour only warmed by a gentle heat, 
and this food they made use of for 30 
days, tor what they brought with 
them out of Egypt would not suffice 
them any longer time ; ami this only 
while they dispensed it to each person 
to use so much only as would serve for 
iMccrsity, but not for satiety. Whence 
it is, that, in memory of the want we 
were then in. wo keep a feast for S 

J) I A G 11 A M N O . J 



have heretofore quoted his language 
where he says, "The feast A unleav- 
ened bread succeeds that of the pass- 
over, and falls on the 15th day of the 
month, and continues T days, wherein 
they feed on unleavened bread." 

We shall now precocd to speak or 
these feast days in order, and hope 
the reader will be mindful to refer to 
the diagram, as by so doing the sor- 
vice> of the several days will be more 
firmly fixed in the mind in their prop- 
er time, order, and connection. 



H 



1 
15 



2 
16 



8 

K 



123 9 



UNI 

us <■- «ia 



3 6 9 13 3 6 9 13 3 G 9 13 3 6 9 13 



13 



13 



4 

18 



13 



13 



10 



13 



6 
20 



13 



ia 



21 



18 



13 



EXPLANATION. The figures 14, 15, 16, &c, signify the days of the month ; and 1, 3, 3, ifcc, the days of the feast of uulaavcned bread. 
The ss marks sunset ; and sr sunrise. Between ss aud sr is night : and between sr and ss Is day. The figures 13, S, 0, 9, 12, &e., show 
the hours of thr day and night. 
As this diagram Is on a small scale, the reader should also refer to Diagram No. 1- 



The first day represented in the i feast of unleavened bread. Through- 
diagram is the fourteenth day of the I out the seven days of this feast, there 
month Njiikp. On this day they were was to be no leaven found in their 

houses, nor seen with them in all their 
quarter* "Seven days shall there be 
no leaven found in your houses." Ex. 
12: 19. "I'nleaveued bread shall be 
eaten seven days ; and there shall no 
leavened bread be seen with thee, 
neither shall there bo leaven seen with 
thee in all thy quarters." Ex. 13:6. 
SiDce then, there was to be no leaven 
fouDd in their houses, nor seen in all 
their quarters, during the seven days 
of the feast (if unleavened bread, and 
the fifteenth day was the lirst of tbe 
seven days, it must be clear to the 
mind of every one, that the leaven was 
removed before the fifteenth day Bel 
in : for, on the day of its removal, it 
must be both found and seen. As an 
item of interest upon this point, we 
g i v ^ tbe following quotation from 
K r ins Bir Am pp 3T6, 8T* 



On this day they were 
amil the Ptssover : "And 
\ e slialrl P^P until tho fourteenth 
day of the lib ; and tbe whole 

aooembrj of the congregation of Isra- 
el shall kill it iu thecveuing.'' Ex 12: 6 
And they killed the passovcr on tbe 
fourteenth day of tbe first mouth." — 
_ i liron. 85: 1. 

On the fourteenth day of the month 
tbey mu3t put away the leaven out of 
their houses, and eat unleavened bread 
it even, the close tit tbe day : "In the 
Ui -t moatb, on the fourteenth day of 
the month at even, ye shall eat un- 
leavened bread, till the one and twen- 
tieth duy of the month ut even." Kx. 
18; 18. Aiiot!.- r argument, to prove 
that tbe leaven b*QSt be removed on 
the fourteenth da; \A tbe month, will 
hi r.-> be introduced The fifteenth day 
• I <hf mon'h N«sth> first d*.- <>f th» 



"Exceedingly great care was taken 
to have every particle of the leaven 
cleared from the houses before the 
time of the passover began. The law 
on this subject was very strict, and to 
make sure a proper observance of it, 
the most diligent pains were consid- 
ered necessary. As early as the be- 
ginning of tho 14th day, that is, the 
night before the feast, there was a 
general search made all over every 
kouse with lighted candles, not leav- 
ing unexamined the smallest corner or 
hole where it was possible for leaven 
in any shape to be lodged The next 
morning before noon, allthat could be 
found was carefully burned, or thrown 
into the water, or scattered to the 
wind : and every one, as he thus put 
it away, was accustomed to repeat the 
established form of execration. 'All 
ike haven that is toithin my posses- 
which 1 have seen or vhich I 
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or which I hare not rast out, be it as 
(hough U were not! be it at 'in - duet 
of the earth ." Thus was every house 
purge 1 for the celebration of the pass 
over; and after this it was not consid- 
ered proper even so much as to make 
use ofthe word leaven, lest the thought 
of it should pollute the mind. The 
unleavened bread, which was now 
prepared for use, was baked in the 
form of thin cakes, full of holes, to keep 
them from the slightest fermentation, 
unseasoned with salt, and made only 
with water without any sort of oil ; in 
some eases the higher class of people 
had them enriched with sugar and 
e<rgs, though even such bread was not 
allowed on the first day of the feast, 
but only on these that followed." 

From the fact that the most impor- 
tant service connected with the obser- 
vance of the Passover, namely, the 
killing ofthe victims, fell on the four- 
teenth day of the month, it was spo- 
ken of as the day on which they kept 
the passover, although it was not 
eaten until that day had closed. See 
Lev. 23: 5, Num. 2S : 10, Chrou. 
:;."> : l. And because on the fourteenth 
the leaven was removed and the un- 
leavened bread baked, the passover 
sacrificed, and all the preparations 
made for the feast of anleavened bread, 
it, the fourteenth Jay, w a- called "the 
day of the preparation;" (Math. 27 : 
r>2, Lu. 28:54,) and "the preparation 
of the poaaover," John 19: 14. From 
lerationo; in eonneel ion 

with t lie fact that the law enjoined 

tbe eating of unleavened oread a) ■ 
the close of, the fourteenth day, (Ex. 
12 : 18,) it was called the day of un- 
leavened bread," ( Lu. 22 : 7 ) and "the 
first day of unleavened bread." Ma. 
II: 12. Let it be remembered by 

every render, that the fourteenth dav 

was "the pa isovcr of tbe Ford," the 
i iv on which tbe pos#o> er muat he 
killed in the evening the eloee of tbe 

day, the preparation day , andtlie first 
Df unleavened I. read The prc- 

Lme for killing the pasaoi w w u 
heretofore shown to have baea from 



the ninth hour to sunset, the close of 
the fourteenth day. 

In the diagram, the second day rep- 
ts the fifteenth day of the month, 
which was the first day of the feast of 
unleavened bread. It has already 
been shown that this feast was of sev- 
en days continuance, and that it was 
designed to commemorate their de- 
parture from Egypt. It has also been 
shown that in Egypt they ate the 
passover on the night of the fifteenth i 
day. and that they left Egypt in the 
morning, or latter part of the same 
night. It is not necessary here to re- 
peat the arguments by which these 
facta are established ; but the fiicts 
themselves aie stated, that the reader 
may have a clearer view, and a more 
systematic arrangement of them. It 
is proper, however, to notice in this 
connection, that as the time of their 
deliverance is particularly mentioned 
as a part, at least, of that which was 
to be commemorated, it was necessary 
to observe the same time The lang- 
uage of inspiration is, "In this self- 
same day have 1 brought your armies 
out of tbe land of Egypt j therefore 
shall ye observe this day in your gen- 
erations by an ordinance forever." F.\ 
IS: 17. "Thou shalt therefore keep 
this ordinance in bi I from year 

to year." Ex. 18: 1 * • - 

As the fifteenth was the first, it is 
plain that the twenty-first was the 
seventh day ofthe feast. Iloth of | 

lays were holy convocation day : 

•And in the lir.-t day there shall be 
an holy convocation, and in the 
eoth day there shall be an holy convo- 
cation to yon : no manner of work 
shall be done in t hem, save that which 

every man must eat, thai only asay be 

dine of you " Fv 12 : 16, 

S'oyiu oh ion dftrr it be 

came dark, that is, with the COUllUi 
luelil of the I >th "lav, lh<- pa- 

table w a - ttpread, and inrrouuded bj 

its little eOJUpanj III "II the he n- 
.lerti.-alem Bll \ m I" I . I Thus 

the pa iSemn 



and impressive introduction of the 
feast of unleavened bread. This meal 
was so different from their ordinary 
meals, as to excite the curiosity of 
children, and induce them to ask what 
was meant by it ; and it is said with 
reason, that, if the query was not pre- 
sented by a child, some other person 
brought it forward. Then followed an 
account of its institution and an ex- 
planation of its design. This was 
rendered all tbe more impressive from 
the consideration that the great deliv- 
erance which they recounted, was 
wrought on the same night of the 
same mouth. Thus it was a meniori" 
al to them iudeejfl^ the fullest sense 
of the term, hav^^the same service 
that they had in Egypt, and that in 
tbe same night. Ex. 13 : 2G, 27. 

We will here ask ofthe reader to 
call to mind the following facts : The 
passover was sacrificed on the four- 
teenth day, but it was eaten on the 
night of the fifteenth ; the fourteentn 
day was "the Grst day of unleavened 
bread," but the fifteenth was the first 
day of the feast of unleavened bread ;" 
on the fourteenth day the leaven was 
sought out, found, seeu and pat awav 
out of their houses, but on the fifteenth 
day, no leaven was 1 . ejoafcAin their 
houses, nor seen witn^H Bn their 
quarters; the fourteeW Plras "the 
preparation day," in which the work 
preparatory to the feast must be done, 
but the fifteenth wu "an holy convo- 
cation and they were allowed ti do 
"no manner of servile work therein" — 
it was a root da;. . a sabbath. 

The day follow ing this sablmtl 
the sixteenth day of the mouth, and 
is represented by the third in the dia- 
gratn. This was the second di 

of unleavened bread; and 
it, too, had its special 

this day the priesl • quired to 

wave the -heal -the first-fruits ofthe 
The law relating to thU 
■un Ice ii found in I e\ 23 It 14, 

Which reads AM follow - \\ leu 

eoiue into the l.tnd which I giro unt > 
\ on, anil shall leap the hill I I 



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of, then ye shall bring a sheaf of tbe a- ii lay upon the altar. On the sec- 
first-fruits of your harvest unto the orid day after the sheaf waa wared by 
I he -hail '»;nv the sheaf the priest, it was to be threshed, and 
e the Lord, to be accepted for the barley dried ami gronndf after 
you; on the morrow aflef the sabbath which ■ homer of the meal was to be 
theptlesl shall wave it. And re shnll taken, heave.], and waved with oil and 
offer that day when ye wuvr the sheaf, frankinn n.-c ; then a part of it was to 
an he lamb without blemish of the be burned on the altar, with a lamb 
year, f.>r a burnt-offering unto of the fit* year for a burnt offering, 
Lord. And the meat-offering with two tenth deals of fine Hour for a 
thereof shall he t WO tenth-deals of line meat-offeriHg, and a fonrth part of a 
(lour mingled with oil, an offering hin of wine for a driok offering. Lev. 
made by lire unto the Lord for a >>\; \ |, Nuin. 9: y.-14 • l's ■ ]7_25 
sweet savour ; and the drink-offering The importance of the feast of the 
thereof shall be of wine, the fourth Hebrews, and their influence over 
part ..ran hin. Lnd ye .shall eat nei- their civil, social, and religious rela- 
ther bread, norJMchcd corn, nor ' tions, can be seen only by remembcr- 
initiMfcclf-suine day j„cr that but few copies of their law 
'ring unto your were written, and that they had not 



God: it shall be a statute forever 
throughout your generations in all 
your dwellings." 

This offering of the first-fruits of 
their harvest, was a grateful acknowl- 
edgment of the goodness of God, who 
them rains and fruitful seasons: 
it was a^so typical of Christ the first- 
fruits from tbe dead 



the advantages of spreading intelli- 
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and lightning which we have to-day. 



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Tuck (Pocket book form) at $10 75, 
Until this offer- ' or a half dozen of each for $0.25. 



ing wa=; made, they were not allowed \ Xaciiisa. You failed to give us 
to any form, either green, ! J ou \ nanie i Wc received no money 
parched, or baked, of the new fruits. 
Prom tabular also they commenced 



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day o 




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their trouble. 

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Our space forbids a particular notice The paper is now being sent to hinr 
the remaining five davs of the feast, , TlLMK |,|AVI '' Through a rush of 

business, your list did not receive the 
attention it deserved. The na:< 



f weeks, afterward called Peutc- 

kU.se it was the fiftieth day 

the first day of the feast of un- 

aad bread. See Lev. 2?> : 15-20, 

Num. 28: 20-:;i, Deu. 16: 9-12. 



but we will briefly refer to the law 
partaining to sacrifices and offerings 
throughout the feast. It required 
then on every day of the feast to of- 
fer for a lHirnt-ofTcrinv.t wo bullocks,one 
ram, I of the lir.-t year, 

and a kid for a sin-offering, with their 
respective meat-offerings and drink- 
offerings; and Bilver trumpets were i member anything of having a letter 
to be blown over the bnrnt-offering, from yon at the time von mention • 



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Aaron Michael. We bawho ac- 
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you in the time specified. We do 
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sent by mail unless the letter is reg- 
istered, for any aruouat above a dollar 
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may be returned to you, unless it was 
appropriated by some dishonest offi- 
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scription of Julia A. Messamore ex- 
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1 cents, and commenced with No. 29. 
I Other errors have been corrected, and 
money credited. 

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it for 75 cents. We have credited 
you with 25 cents. Your item of 
correspondence suffered delay on ac- 
count of having been written on the 
back of the sheet containing your 
business note. Always write matters 
of that kind on a separate slip. 

Isaac YotTNO. We do no book- 
binding of our own. We get our vol- 
umes bound, for single volume 75 cts, 
two volumes together, about $1.25. 
More than two volumes could not 
well be bound together. You could 
no doubi get your work done near 
home for the same price. Brother 
II. J. Kurtz could no doubt give you 
profitable information. 

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for $15.01) came to band, and is cred- 
ited to you. It was overlooked in 
the moneys received 

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letter some time ago containing $5.00 
ordering the paper to be sent to J. J. 
Ilatshbarger but did not notice your 
name on the envelope, so we gave 
Ilarshbarger credit for the money, 
but hare now transferred it to vour 
account. We have entered vour 
name on our book for the Pioi la 
Youth. 

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i 'lUUSTIAiN FAMILY CuMrAMlLY 



Hi" 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



MORAL GEMS. 



-A Word Ally spoken, how good it \e.' 



We 


may 


lose 


Heaven 


by NEU- 




TRALITY 


as well 


as by 






HOSTILITY. 





When a believer prays, he is not 
alone, — there are usee with hiru : 
the Father, seeing the secret, His ear 
open ; the Son, blotting out sin, and 
offering up prayer; the Holy Ghost, 
quickinfng. and giving desires. There 
can be no true prayer without these 
three. 



wisdom shines, and what things - 
ever are true, honest, just, pure, love- 
ly, and of good report. To verify the 
proof of this assertion, instance Scot- 
land. Her "rich and poor, bond and 
free," at morn and eve assemble 
around the family hearth ; the ve: 
are Bang, the chapter read, and pray- 
ers sent up to heaven. Hence the 
children, like Timothy of old, know 
the Scriptures from their youth. — 
Every man and woman and child 
read the Bible and write their own 
name. Hence comparatively speak- 

• ing, you find no Scotchman in the 
almshouse, penitentiary, or state-pris- 

i on. 



To "resist the devil" successfully, 
one must always uct on the contrary 
with him ; that is, be must believe 
the opposite of what he says, and do 
the opposite of what he suggests. 



Dear anxious soul, why do you 
keep away from Christ ? * You say 
Christ is far from you; alas, lie has 
been at roar door all day. 



lie that Defoliates between God and man 

l I's Air.'jatsador, the grand concern* 
Of judgment and of mercy, should beware 
Of UghtOMI in his speech. 'Tis pitiful 
To court a grin, when you should woo a soul ; 
To break a jest, when pity should inspire 
Pathetic exhortation, and to address 
The skittish fancy with fictitious tales, 
Wh.-u neat with God's com mission to the 
heart ! 
So did not Paul. 



One of the Savior's most delightful 
discourses, second only to the ser- 
| moo on the Mount, is that delivered 
at Jacob's Well to but one listener — 
and that one, a poor, despised Sama- 
ritan woman. It encourages the heart 
1 of a minister, of course, to be able to 
preach to multitudes — often it fosters 
vanity and pride. Bin let him not 
count it condescention, when the oc- 
casion calls for it, to speak the truth 
of the Gospel to solitary listners, or 
"two or three, - ' gathered together in 
the name of Jesus. For, he thai 
; converts but one sinner from the er- 
: ror of his way, saves a soul from 
! death, and hides a multitude of sins. 



Kor men to judge of their condi- 
tion bj the decrees ofGod which un- 
hid from us, and not by his Word, 
which [a near us and in our hearts, is 
as if a man wandering in a wi'i. 
in a dark night, when the heaven is 
all clouded above, should yet resolve 
to steer his course bj the -tars which 

he cannot see, but only guess al and 
neglect I he compus.- whii b IS al hand, 

and would afford bioa s much better 
and m in certain direction 



The Bible shoold be lite text-beck 

or foundation of all intellectual and 
religious truining, fur wbenevi 
blessed doctrines and are 

embraced, treasured In the beai 
carried oat practically in erery-dej 

life, there truo grit-,- prevails, true 



Though holy in himself, and virtuous. 
He still to sinful men was mild and piteous ; 
Not of reproach imperious or malign, 
Bnt in his teaching soothing and beuiirn. 
To draw them on to heaven, by reason fair 
And good example, with his daily care. 
The lovu of Christ and his Apostles twelve 
He taught — biUJir»l ht jollomil it hirnnclj. 

"( Ine should think,* 1 said a friend to 
the celebrated Dr. Samuel .Johnson, 
"That sickness and the view of death 
would make men more religious. " 
"Sir," replied Johnson, "they do not 
koow how to go about it. A man 
who never had religion before, no 
more grows religious when he is sick, 
than a man who has never learned 
figures can count when he has need 
.Iculatioii 

\\ icksd men stumble at a straw 
in the way to heaven ; and climb 
OTST KTeat mountains in their w..\ tC 

\ joud woman who had ln-en to 
the boUSS Of <i"d was mil OB her 
by a friend, who 

her If the ssf i a at done "N o " 

she replied, "it i- nil aeid ; n ban y*e( 
to be aone." 



Garrick showed Dr. Johnson his 
fine house, gardens, statues, pictures, 
etc., at Hampton court "Ah! Da- 
vid David," said the Doctor, "tinw- 
are the things which make a death- 
bed terrible.'' 

The greatest thoughts, it has been 
said, spring from the heart ; but the 
lua.vim is far more true with reap* 
to the noblest actions. 

In the judgment-day there will be 
a fearful reckoning against soft, white 
hands as well as against bard, black, 
heart.-. 

(rime in New York. — Judge 
Barnard, in charging the Grand Ju- 
ry of the Oyer and Terminer Court, 
said : "I presume that from this time 
onward this court will have to be in 
an almost ^B^inuous session until 
such time sjHPgencration shall have 
passed awsy^Bo that the vast major- 
ity of men now engaged in the com- 
mission of crime shall either be incar- 
cerated, run away, or dead. I use 
the word generation, because history 
tells us that after every great war, it 
requires a generation to clear out the 
bad men that have grown bad at 
camp followers, swindlers ami rob- 
bers." 

Do little things as if the\ wen- great 
because of 'the majesty of the Lord 
Jesus Christ, who dwells iuthee; and 
do great things as if they were little 
and easy, because of his omnipotence. 

"When a stranger treats rue with 
wunt of proper resjSB^" said a phil- 
osophic poor mas^HHnifoit mvself 
with the ret:. '.iodfrtl. .' .: is not : 
self he slights, ^^rn\y old shabbv 
coat and hat, which, to gey the truth, 
have no particular claims to admira- 
tion. So if my hat and coat cho 
to fret about it, let them : it is not bing 

to 111. 

Charity. — The best chanty . 

that which gtoeth alms, whether 

crctly or with ostentation The I 
charity— that which "worketh no 
evil" — is the charity that prompts u^ 
to think and speak well of our 

bore. K\ en if the\ be openlj i 
damned, and that with w ■ i- 

a noble charily in BS not to gall ll. 
wounds by multiplying knowledgi 

their offei 

If you do bat lake mid pi< . 
a onl, and do but ataj upon 
bee d itb r, and will not 

I \ cu I thing out of it, 

tint a ill inn'. h in know led 






v.jiui,^iiaj.>i r.\_>uijj cu.ut* Allium. 



The Family Circle . 

irtje famil 

Which? 

nil it be i" 

-John looked at me— 
> loves iuc yet 
b mj lo kl were jet) 
Imi 1 found tlinl 1 must ipeak, 

:. v low aud v 
• /■• 

then lilt": 

• • ' I w 1 1 ; 

..lie you ihall live, 
If in retain, from out your seven, 
;o me for aye i* given." 
• :l John's old garments worn, 

I thought of all that John h&Jsejftrin- 
work, and f^^^B 
ough willing, I'oMV spare ; 
of seven months to I 
. ■ 

"Come, Jolin," said I, 
'We'll choo=e amon^' them as they lie 
■ walking hand In hand, 
John and I mrveyed onr band, 
l'irst to Aic cradle lightly stepped, 
Where Lillian, the baby, I 

gainst the pillow white j . 
;>ed to lay ' 
gh hand down in loving way, 
When dream or whisper made her stir, 
And hn j'ul, ''No: her— not her !" 



<■ the trundle-l 
ogampljg:.' 

I 



I I side the trundle-bed 
And one long ray oJfltHHeht shed 
Athwart the boyist 
• ep so pitiful 

our Jamie's rough, red cheek— 
. undried. Krc John could Speak, 
i baby, too," .-aid I, 
■ve hurried by. 

. i'i angel face 
p bore suffering's trace, 
i, for a thousand crowns, not him," 
!i v. ..hile our eyes were dim. 

1'oor Di Is ' bad Dick! our wiyward son, 
Torn l<ilc one— 

Nay, he who gave, 
him to the -rave ; 
tther'e heart could be 
ICb as he ; 
••I would not da 
I ,m from her bedside prayer." 

I we softly up above, 
| Mary, child of li 

"f.vould better be," 
hn. Quite silently 

1 that lay 



Across her cheek in wilful way, 

'.ook his head. '".Nay, love, not thee." 
While my heart beat audibly. 
Only one more, our eldest lad, 
Ti osl . I ful, good and glad- 

rather. "No, John, no— 
I cannot, will not, let him 

Ami 10 ITS wrote, in courteous way, 
We could not drive one child away ; 
And afterward toil lighter sccined, 
Thinking of that of which wo dreamed ; 
Happy, in truth, that not one face 
We missed from its accustomed place : 
Thankful to work for all the sc 
Trusting the rest to One in heaven. 



The I,ord Will Provide. 

In some way or other the Lord will provide j 
It may not be my way, 
It may not be thy way ; 
And yet in his own way 
''The Lord will provide." 

At sometime or other the Lord will provide ; 
It may not be tuy time, 
It may not bo thy time ; 
And yet in his own time 
''The Lord will provide." 

Despond, then, no longer, the Lord willpro- 
And this be the token, [vide ; 

No word he hath spoken 
Was ever yet broken. 
"The Lord will provide." 

March on then right boldly, the sea shall di- 
Thy pathway made glorious, [vide, 
With shoutings vlctorions, 
We'll join in the chorus, 
"The Lord will provide !" 

— American 31e*senger. 



, finding fault, am contented and thank 
1 ful. A nice palate is a plague to get 
rid of. 

My joint.- are ratber stiff. Well, if 

wire ever so stipple, 1 do not 

want to go and nee the eights, hear 

cobcerUi make speeches, nor carouse 

at feasts. 

I am not so strong as I was ; but 
for what do I need to be stout ? I am 
not going to wrestle or figlit with 
anybody. My morals arc generally 
improved. 

The Seed and the Fecit. — A 
young man who recently committed 
suicide in Indiana, ascribed his down- 
fall to the influence of the "vilest kind 
of novels," which he was allowed to 
read when eight or nine years old. 
"If good books had been furnished 
me," he says, "and no bad ones, I 
should have read the good beoks with 
as much zest as I did the bad ones. 
Persuade all persons over whom you 
have any influence not to read nov- 
els," was his parting message to his 
brother. The chaplain of Newgate 
prison in London, in his annual report 
to the lord mayor, referring to many 
fine-looking lads of respectable pa- 
rentage in the city prison, says that 
be discovered "that all these boys, 
without one exception, bad been in 
the habit of reading those cheap peri- 
odicals which are now published for 
the alleged instruction and amuse- 
ment of the youth of both sexes." 



Conilort iii Privations. 

A philosophical old nonagenarian, 
finds these comforts in growing old 
White-headed grumblers should take 
notice : 

1 have become very deaf. What a 

tpg ! There is such a lot of silly 

talk I cannot hear, such scandals, etc. 

My eyes are failing. How fortu- 
nate ! J do not see a tithe of the folly 
and wickeduess that is going on around 
me. I am bliud to faults that would 
provoke me to censure. 

I have lost my teeth, and my voice 
i nit very audible. Well, I find it 
no use babbling to folks who won't 
listen, so I save my breath for better 
purposes. I don't show my teeth 
where I can't bile. I venture on no 
ii meat. 

.My taste is ii criminating as 

in day- of yore, and the good is that 
i ily satisfied ; don't keep 



If three men were to have their 
legs and arms broken, and were to 
remain all night exposed to the in- 
clemcmcy of the weather, the whole 
country would be in a state of the 
most dreadful agitation. Look at the 
wholesale deaths on the field of battle, 
ten acres covered with dead, and 
half dead, and dying ; and the shrieks 
and agonies of many thousand human 
beings. There is more of misery in- 
flicted on mankind by one year of 
war than by all the civil peculations 
and aggressions of a century. lei 
it is a state into which the mass of 
maukind rush with the greatest avid- 
ity, hailing official murderers in scar- 
let and gold, and cock's leathers, as 
the greatest and most glorious of hu- 
mai creatures. It is the business of 
every wise and good man to set him- 
self against this passion for military 
' glory, which really seem? the most 
fruitful source of human mipcrr. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



121 



COKKB8PONDENCE 

Correspondence of church news solicited from 
oil parts of the Brotherhood. Writer's name 
and address require4k\»n every communication 
as guarantee of good faith. Rejected communi- 
cations or manuscript u,std, not returned. A'u 
communications for publication should be 
en upon One Mlde of the sheet only. 

A Visit to Carroll Co., Mo. 

Agreeably to previous appoint^ j 
merit, Elder Peter Overholtzer came 
to the house of the writer on the | 
2(3th, day of January last, where 
he expected to meet Elders Oeorge 
Witwer and Daniel 1>. Sell, to ac-. ' 
company us on a visit to Carroll ! 
The last two named brethren howev- I 
er failing to meet us, we set out, I 
leaving my house at 7 o'clock, and 
reached the house of our friend ! 
Dennis T. Davis, at sundown. On 
the evening of the 27th, we reached 
our destination, brother William 
Kneppers. On the morning of the 
28th, all the members living in this 
settlement, so far as known, except 
three, met at the house of brother 
Knepper's in church council ; and 
finding that they number some 13 
members, living here remote from 
any organization, they favored an 
organization. Whereupon their 
letters being presented and read, it 
wag revealed that they had already 
one deacon among them, namely, 
brother Wrn Knepper. The uuan< 
imous voice however was, to appoint 
a brother to the ministry, and an- 
other one to the visit, which resulted 
in the choice of brother Richard 
Morris to the ministry, and brother 
Henry Capler to the visit. Their 
congregation is designated as the 
Grand River, Carroll Co., congie- 
gation. We had an appointment 
for public worship at the 
place that evening, after which we 
went homo with hi other Henrv 
Cayler. On the morning of the 
29th, (Lord's day) wc filled an up- 
pointincnt at the school louse in 
that vicinity, and after meeting, ac- 
companied la-other Richard Morris 
and family, to their boma, took din. 
ner, and met again at toe I 
bouse in the evening 1 , where we 
i found a large h bi • thronged 
with an eager and waiting audience. 
After services wo repaired for the 



night, with brother Daniel Loro and 
family to their house. On the 
morning of the 30th, there was an 

appointment for us a: the hous? of 
our old brother Frederick and 
ter Michaels', from Wabash, Ind. 
Here we met at eleven o'clock ; but 
owing to the thaw and rain the au- 
dience was not large. Another ap- 
pointment for that evening at the 
school-house in that vicinity, had 
been well published, and was equal- 
ly well attended. Letter order and 
attention than was manifested at all 
these meetings, cannot be desired. 
From this, our last meeting here, 
we were kindly and comtortably 
received and entertained for the 
night by our friend Clayburn and 
sister Kay, of whom we took leave 
on the morning of the 31st, and ar- 
rived safely at home that night, 
where we found all well. 

We wish to tender our heartfelt 
thanks to ad our dear brethren, 
sisters, and friends, for their kind 
ness and hospitality which they be- 
stowed upon us everywhere we went. 
And for ail this, praise we God, to 
whom all praise belongs. 

Christian C. R 

Mirabile, Mb. 

■»» 

Answer to B. F. Hocus. 
In Companion N>. 3, page 46, 
brother L. F. Noons requested that 
some brother give his views ae to 
how long Noah preached to the An- 
teiliinviaiis, and how long he was 
engaged in building the ark. Now 
the Bible does not inform us hove 

he preached, nor docs it ili 
tell us that he preach 
all ; but the Apostle I' 
him "'a preacher of righte 

Pet, 2: .">, from which we in* 
fer that he preached, but as to bow 
long, we must be contented I 
main in ignoranoe, Neither are we 
informed how long he wa> en 
in building the ark. Brethren 
times preach that be was one hun 
d ad an i twenty i building 

it ; but where the) get 

from 1 don't 
not from the Bible ; for the Bible 
tells ua th it the Lord imosao l< d 
to make an ark >f gopher 
ami that he ihould 



into the ark, he, and . and 

his wife, and hi.- with 

him. Now we find that ".• 
500 years old : a 
. Ham, and . 

... Now if we suppose that his 
sons were married at the age i 2 . 
then Noah must at least have been 
525 years old when the command 
was given him to build ; and 
was 000 years old when the flood 
came upon the earth, so, if we Bub- 
tract 525 from GOO We see that he 
could, at the outside figure, not 
have been engaged more that 7~> 
years : and it 3eems to me very un- 
reasonable that he should have been 
employed that l^flfe of time in con- 
structing it ; a^Hpouht very much 
whether he wa^rBut let us not 
troub'.e ourselves about this, but let 
us hasten to enter the ark of the 
New Testament, the church af Chi ist, 
which is the antitype of Noah's ark, 
and hold out faithful unto the end, 
and we will be admitted into the 
golden city. 

Daniel Snowberger. 
A" ■ '. . Pa. 

r Brethren and Sisters: I 
wrote last from Kehrersburg, llerks 
Co., on the 1st inst. At kj 
1 had attended four meetings i 
Little Swatara b ranch, ^ftenvard - 
1 attended five m 'iv, olAlie south- 
ern side of toe Blue mountain 
three on the northern side, all be- 
longing to the same congregation. 
In this b: annual meeting 

is to be held this year. The follow- 
in,: are the names of the ministers 
of this branch ; Bidet David Mer- 
John Wools, Samuel Gettel, 
south, and .InJ.ua frruphar, and 
George Smith, n.> th or the moun- 
tains. On the 2nd, inst.. I 
conveyed by brother John Herl 
to the houso of brother Joho. Mr 

key ; the place where our next A. 
to be In Id. We took n | 

■Mil and a l\ 

the p emit is, in view of I 
•ml ai tie ■ lv a 

and i >ainsi - hi 

ions can i| i,s not 

d that th m disad- 

vantages, but on the whole, 1 oonsid- 



.-_ 



I J1K1.-T1AN Jj'AMilA COMPAKlOK, 



e very 
well, if the arrangement* and prep 
properly c irried 
Kicli I li . 
< In ning of the 5th, bad 

meeting in this branch, in 
the Unite 1 1! ethren church at 
I'ine Grave, Schuylkill county. 
ming at 7 \. M. took ca s 
:it Pin ■ i Irove, and landed at Pal- 
myra, Lebanon Co., about half after 
nine ; but being one tram in ad- 
• the brethren expect 
c 1, no ■■ .[ my arrival, so I 

made my way to the bouae of Elder 
John per of th( Bi \ 

Swatara branch. In this branch 
attended five aMpjpjitinents. On 
the 7th, a lum-rak^^A in, 

• n with the a^Pntnicnt at the 
West lianiver meeting-house. 1 
'. 1 this eras the eleventh funer- 
al attended to at that house since 
New Year. Scarlet Fever is unite 
prevalent in this locality. In a 
al way I found the members 
well, since my last, manifesting 
much lore and christian courtesy. 
My health during the last week has 
good ; the hoarseness 
has wore oft' again, and my voice as 
good as usual. God be praised lor 
aeaa. To-day I leave Dau- 
pbin for Franklin County. 

Daniel M. Holsinqbe. 



Iv returned from a 



I have recent- 
tour in Ohio, 
which may be published if you please. 
I left homo on the 10th of -lamia- 
D I stopped first in the Canton 
rregatioa, in Sta;k count,, O. — 
Had some interesting meetings. 

ihen passed on to the Chippewa 
congregation, in Wayne Co. Then 
to the Mohicootycongregation, same 
county. Then to Black River cong» 
gTdgation, Medina Co. Then to 
duple Grove congregation in Ash- 
laud Co. Then to Ashland oongre- 
ue Bounty. Then to Lou- 
donville . at county. 

W c held a number of interesting 
meetings, ami had tl ire of 

Added to the church. — 
May God awaken and draw many 
more. Amen. 

i ivtu ned home on the 2nd 



of Fi . and tound all - 

Thanks to God for hi 

mercy. Mj health 1,., rather 

ite for some tirjo -, hut I am now 
better. 

ours, 

-1. \Yi,i;. 
< //ill, Pa. 

Broth i r Hohinger ■ After so long 
an abacenee I again take my pen to 
contribute a few lines to the columns 
of the Companion. According to 
previous arrangements with Elders 
Overholser ol Caldwell Co.. 
'I and George U'itwer, of Ilamil- 
ton, Mo . we were ull to meet with 
the brethren in Carroll Co., Mo., Dear 
Hewitt, for the purpose of organizing 
them there. But the day before t 

was to -tart, I was thrown from a 

horse, injureing my arm so badly 
and producing such pain that I could 
not go. It is with difficulty that I 
ean hold my pen to write ; therefore 
I mention this to let the brethren 
know the reason of my abacenee. I 
hope the brethren had a pleasant time 
as well as, a profitable one. Breth- 
ren let us hoar from you through the 
C. P. 0, 1 have nothing of any note 
to write about our little. Bock here at 
this place ; except that we are trying 
to do our duty as lies: we ean, and 
trust the Lord tor future prosperity. 
Daniel D. iShi.i,. 
Platteburg, Mo 



Dear brethren and sisters: My 

health has been very poor for sev- 
eral years, but more so for the last 
year. Part of the time 1 cannot lie- 
in. bed nor rest in any way. Mv 
complaint is mostly Spinal affections 
My physician, as good as we have 
in the West, recommended me to 
wear a brace; saying that if I 
would I could soon dj my own work. 
This indeed would be of great ad- 
vantage b.'-id • the relief from my 
suffering, a* I have to hire my w »rk 
done. I therefore fee! like asking 
a favor of the brethren, which is, to 
lend me fifty dollars, the cost of the 
brace, until I can pay it back. 1 
would not a.->k it, but wo settled here 
in the woods and had debts to pay. 
W e made one payment on our littie 
home this fall, and we have ona 
more, and then we will, if favored, 
be out of debt. Wiil not some 



brother, or more than 0&4 together, 

lend me the amount mentioned ti I I 
can return it ''. 

V7e have but few Uacthren in this 
country, but we still live in hope 
that we may be blessed in a minis- 
ter coming to our country. I hope 
some one may locate hero. Anv 
traveling through this section anil 
wishing to give us a call, will stop 
at Kaston tiapids, Mich., and there 
inquire for Leander Mil bourn. 

Sarah Jank Miuiontx. 



Brother Hqltinger. : I am not 
ashamed nor afraid to say that I al- 
ways was, and am yet, a very warm 
friend to the Companion ; and must 
say I feel sorry to hear that some 
of our brethren think that >1.50cts 
is too much for OU visits of such 
good news as the Companion gives 
its readers ; and that they would 
prefer a certain Baptist publication. 
We do not say but what said paper 
may be a good one, ( we think it 
should be for the price, $3.09,) but 
still we beg leave to differ with those 
brethren as it being the cheapest 
paper of the two ; so much so, that 
if the latter costs two dollars, and 
the Companion cost three times the 
amount it does, we prefer the Com- 
panion, We want to hear from the 
brotherhood. We think number 4, 
present volume, contains glorious 
news indeed — such as our brethren 
report from Sommerset county ; 
twenty additions at one series of 
meetings. Good news indeed. Send 
along the Companion, we would like 
to hear more such good news, al- 
though we have given our agency to 
our brother David, yet we shall see 
that we get our share of names. 
Your's in love. 

Stephen Uildbbjux?. 

x i, 1'avkttl Co.", IowaA 
Fi;a. 4th, W71.J 
Friend ffolstngef: In reading the 

columns of the C. F. C. I noticed an 
article dated .Ian. 18th, I8fl, LeeS 
Summit, Mo., and signed Richard Ar- 
nold, soliciting a little history of an 
old woman deseribed by him Five 
years ago this mouth, a woman an- 
swering the description come to my 

house, and said she wa< 1"-' ; said 
she lived in IJcdford county, Fennsyl 



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vaDia, said she had three daughters, 
one dead, one married to a "Dunkard'' 
preacher near Freeport, 111., one at 
home single: represented herself a.-, a 
"Dunkard," and said .Jacob Steel re- 
quested her to call and see how we 
were getting along. My mother-in- 
law being a sister to Jacob steel, and 
also a member of the same church, 
we kindly received her, and gave her 
all freedom (and more confidence than 
she deserved) and privilege of our 
house. She remained with us three 
weeks. She knew something of eve- 
rybody and every place. We miss- 
ed some small articles of clothing, 
when she left — suppose 6he made 
presents of them to other friends. — 
We 'believe her to be an imposter. 
She gave her name here Anna Nico- 
demus. With friend Arnold, I hope 
the old lady will get some good ad- 
vice ; I think I could remind her of 
several falsehoods practiced on us 
while here. 

Your's truly. 

J). W. Dort.and. 



Answer to Lantlon West. 

Dear Brother : I have been look- 
ing for an answer to brother Landon 
West's quercy on page fourteenth, 
present volume ; and as the breth- 
ren are slow in answering said que- 
rey, I thought I would try in my 
weakness to give my views upon the 
subject. 

The passage of scripture referred 
to reads as follows : "Cod is a spirit ; 
and they that worship, him must 
worship him in spirit and in truth." 
John 4 : 24. 

First, "must worship hiin in spir- 
it." ''It is the spirit that quicken- 
eth, the flesh profit?th nothing : the 
words that I speak unto you, they 
arc spirit, and they are life.'" John 
(5 : 88, Also read the latter clause 
of Rom. 8 : 9, "Now if any man have 
not the spirit of Christ, lie is none 
of his." Now the spirit of Christ ■ 
an humble, obedient, and unassum- 
ing spirit, and always ready 
his Father's will, I na3suming,why : 
Because he said, "\\ hy callost thou 
me good? thuro is none good hut 
on.', 'that is God." Matt. 19: 1 '. 
We further read that "the fruit of 
the spirit is love, joy, peace, long- 
suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. 
M i < ■ ' ■ aperonoe : again I 



there i3 no law." Now, if we are 
thus minded, we worship in spirit. 
But how in truth ? Why, worship 
agreeably to his word ; for the Sa- 
vior said, "Sanctify them tbroungh 
thy truth: thy word is truth." When 
we say agreeably to his word, we 
mean, keep his (the Savior's) com- 
mandments. In love 

A. Beekbbele. 
Delta, Ohio. 

Dear brethren and sisters : My 
third report was written in the house 
of brother George Smith, Dauphin 
Co. By him I was conveyed to the 
city of Harrisburg, where, while 
waiting for the train, I fell in compa- 
ny with brother John Rciff of Ind , 
\vith whom I had a pleasant conver- 
sation. At 1.55 P. -M., took cars for 
Cauffman's station, Franklin Co. On 
the evening of the 10th, had meetiug 
in the Antrim meeting-house, Falling 
Spring branch; 11th, A. M., at 
Ilayde's meeting-house; thence to 
Price's meetiug-house, Antietam 
branch, where we had three meetings. 
Thence to Snowberger's, where we 
had two meetings. Thence to the 
Amsterdam meeting-house, where we 
had a small meeting this forenoon, 
owing to the state of the weather, be- 
in? snowy. 

1 found the members and friends 
mostly well, in this county. On the 
night of the 10th, lodged with broth- 
er Jacob Zarger, who has his parents 
living with him, having attained lin- 
age of 86 years, raised T children, all 
living yet. The youngest being now 
even year- old. A n extraordi- 
nary family ! The old members are 
frail ' On the 12th, visited El- 
der Jacob Price, who has been afflict- 
ed for some weeks, but now iq 
to be slowly recovering, and from 
present appearances, may booo be 
able to attend meeting again, if the 
Lord wills it 

On the I3tb, Visited aunt Nancy 
: . at present confined to her bed. 
I ler age I - near s7 years. 

th has been good since m\ 
tail 1 am writing this in the house 

of brother A braham Shock 

Daniel M Hoi -im.i.u. 

I'd. 

- - *. 
// /.' i. 

meetings at Spring Hun. Mifflin 

I'm , \m now over PnbHc preaching 



was held in six different places ; and 
at two or three places a', one time. 
The word preached was with power, 
and effect. Those who engaged in 
proclaiming tLe good news — glad 
tidings, and giving saint and sinner 
a portion, ganeeker, 

Grabill Myers, Daniel Bnowb 
Wra. How, Adam Bearer, George 
Myers, James Lane, and Christian 
Myers. 

S. W. Bollinger. 
Mc Veytown, Pa. 

Correction. 

Brother Henry : The information 
you gave to J. D. Mast is not correct. 

The house-keeper in the congrei. 

where Jo 

Merkev 



and whe 
John Zu 
Co., Pa 






Kline lives, is David 
1, Berks comity, 
n L. Kline Kvi 
Sbaefferstown, Lebanon 

John Hkrtzi.kh. 



Queries. 

Why do you omit the letter u in 
spelling the Barior's name. 

Wm BooKWAX.ro. 

We omit it, because we have been 
taught to spell the name without it. 
.Second, Because our judgment ap- 
proves of it. Third. Because 
quires less labor and is better. 

Brother Henry ; 1 should like 
for some brother iajyj an axplana- 
tion of Mi'tthew ^k l.">, "Beware of 
false prophets, wVru come to you in 
sheep's clothing, but inwardly they 
are ravening woll 

T I 

.Khn 10 : 9, latter part : "And 
shall go i.: and out and lin 1 pasture " 
Query: [a there any pasture outside 
the door or fold • 

Jos:.\!i BaSOBI 

Dill 

Jaj 

; 
a brother who is a private tneml 

appoint meetings, and read a 

: exhort therefrom 
11 .1 \\ I 

Brother 11 Could 

Rome ■ me the .. 

1 . . s in the 

State of Ii lo be 

sent i" 

uddress 



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Cher • is./ 



i, 1871. i 

Although I I :! »» inclined to ti»<- opii . 

h IVS :it in DO' 

.1 of • maj irity • there 

ana for gotten you, nor might be much go v the 

my d •atributoi to your pa- Brethten, if they irould mo.-o fre 

qoently visit such . And, 



° 1 M iS ed £ '"" ! - feet way. „. : ,l \ D t!l ,; r " hear 

■ doing. From thi> circumstance inc. 



of late have been really, these are the very places to Timothy 
.Kiel scarcely ever have any where the doctrine which the Breth- n- 



We reasoned with thein for four 
five days uad nights, on th 
- ittoo "(Study to show thyself 
approved unto God, awotkmsm that 

necdeth not to be ashamed, rightly 
dividing the word of truth." Paul 



leisure I rrite you, owing to fen preach, needs most to ho pro- 



It is not my intention to enter in- 



,fmy mulgated,— *for h f call - a " ela ^P r , ate treaties of the prop- 

health, and consequently b of on him in whom th tot believe ° l - ,n wb,ch wc h:ul under consi ' 1 

. both secular and min and how shall they' believe on bun er , at, °" on the occasion, but only to 

. I think will of whom they have not heard, and ,!, to a ve ! y few pem * rks 0f|Jthe 

oient jyfor my protracted si- howshall they hear without a preaeh- !» ? e , the P ro P oslt| on, or 

my health has, er, and how shall they preach except r , •''' e ,? P™Po 9,t ' on of the 

,ncej con- they be sent?" subj^rt, «rig*tty dVvidrng the word 

I left Knoxville on the evening Wa ' . , t , , ,. 

tram for M i.wi.lo, and arrived at L V ™ m *&** U»t «f believed 
the latter place at 5 o'clock, where S*' * ^ l W g? CW^* of the 
I was met by hr,». J. W. Byrne I (hsccnsl0ns in the Christian world, 
it is my privilege, and also my duty and shown to bro. S Z Sha-p's' i 7™ f tUniy attnbutab!c to our lack 
to write you something for the Com- \ who lives in the neighborhood of the ° L ""^^'^"g of the word jf God, 

place, where we had an appointment ° Ur kck ° f ' m ' ier ;^n(]ing, was 

< >n Friday morning before Christ- for a Conference meeting ' ? con ^H u ence of our fading to read 

The weather being extremely cold | £ TaleaTSfwol-d I "" 



1 

mBb so that 
ain able to resume my busl 
10 1 i Dgage in my min 
. LtieS, 1, therefore feel that 



Blount "County, Tenn., I took the J we thought it not prudent'to' have ! w£ l " "™ ^ W0/u . i,lte,Ii Sently, 

?. lu . Ul t( a ^ e | was in consequence of our want of 

proper arrange- 



at l°™ -""' in order to ! any meeting on Saturday; hut as understanding its 

perform the \ 



th 



ville in duo time. Knoxville is a miles from ftlaryville- 
conside table town, consisting ot sev- 
eral manufactories, and machine 

J, and a potation of 

1500, or 2000 inhabit ints. There 

vera' very fine churches in the 

Almost every Denomination 

extant in our country, except the 



riptures. And believ- 
ing that this part of our libors would 
I not be uninteresting to many of the 
readers of the Companion, I herein 
give some of our conclusions : 

The Holy Scriptures are properly 
divided .nto two grand divisions, the 
Old and New Testament. These 
two divisions are sub-divided into 
three minor divisions, and they are 



ere was an appointment for meet I mcnt and division. I therefore pro- 
. thy of note occurred |ng at < arpenter 8 Camp -ground on po8e d to devote one hour to the ex- 
Arnved at Knox- 1 lace was some .six i animation of the subject, of the 

we left Bro. j p ro p er division and arrangement of 
Sharp sin the evening, to go to the Holy Sc ' 
bro. .lonn Bowman 8, who lives in 
the vicinity of theCamp-grouml v, here 
wc had an evening meeting. Owing 
to the extreme coldness of the w gath- 
er — it being decidedly the coldest 
we have had in this latitude for a 
. and even to the Roman I number of yea: 8,, — we did not have 
Cathol ■■■ churches here a very extensive "tu, n out"' on the 

I visited this place about two years 0CC * 8 *°n. 
ago, and had meeting here, which, On Sunday morning bro. S lyetematTcally 

the lust that the and myself, accompanied by severe 1 lowing order.' 1st. The first grand 
ted in p. other Bretheren and Sisters, set out division, or Oid Testament -pertains 
»•» to b or the "C*mp ground." We arrived excusively to the old dispensation. 

it the place of appointment in geod i e, the dispensation prior to the 
I tmir, and found a considerable num. coming of Christ in the flesh. This 
her of per ►mblod, and Await- is subdivided and arranged as foil- 

ing our appearance with apparent j lows i l»t—Histofy, 2nd;— Law, 
ty. This is another point at j 8rd.— Prophecy. The Historical pa t 
which the Bretheren bad never treats of the creation of the world 
, and requested me to preached, except bro. Sha pa !'- and of the people of the earth of 
make an appointment for the next times. The people received us very what kind of bein-'sthev were, of the 
that I should con- kindly, and eeemed very much inter- deluge, of the wars and fightings 
meeting for some day,:, | i n hearing "the word of truth," 1 among the nations, how 
ither engagements, 1 which we endeavored in our irnper- 1 and what they did, Ac. 



Ureth en ever pr 
plai 

il i 
citizens in 
"Dunkard" preaeh. When my dis- 
■ is ended, the Pastor 
h, wno was a Methodist Minis- 
rd and introduced 



they lived 



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125 



w The 2nd sub division treats of the 
Laws by which they were governed, 
and is contained in the books of 
Loviticus, Numbers, 1st and 2nd 
Samuel, iVc. 

The 2nd sub division treats of the 
Laws by which they were governed, 
and is contained in the books of Le- 
viticus, of Numbers, 1st and 2nd 
Samuel, &c. 

The 3rd sub division is prophecy, 
and is contained in the i?ook of Zi- 
on, of Nebemiah, Psalms, Songs of 
Solomon, Isaah, Jeremiah Ezekiel, 
Daniel, &c. Although we often find 
those divisions rather interchangable 
treating of all these subjects pormis- 
ouously, yet, by a little discrimina- 
tion, we are able to keep up the 
proper divisions. 

The histoiy is a chronological rec- 
ord of the geneology, and doings of 
the people. The law is a system of 
types and shadows of the Christian 
Law, and the prophecy is the annum 
ciation of the certainty of the com- 
ing of Jesus Christ in the flesh. 

The Law is said to be "our school 
master, to bring us to Christ," and 
again it is said that "Christ is the 
end of the Law for righteousness, to 
every one that believeth. therefore, 
this brings us down properly to the 
2nd Grand division of the word of 
truth. 

The 2nd grand division of the 
Holy Scriptures is the New Testa- 
ment. This, like the first, is sub-di- 
vided into three subordinate or minor 
divisions. 

The 1st is history, 2nd Law, 
3rd Prophecy. The first is a l.istor. 
ical account of ""the birth," the char- 
acter, the life, the death, the burial, 
the resurrection, the forty days bo- 
journ with his disciples, in givii. 
them their last commission, and fina- 
ly his assension op into Heaven.— 
This is called the Gospel. We then 
have a further historical account of 
how the Apostles acted upon this 
commission, how they preached tin- 
Gospel, what they called the Gospel, 
and how tin- people rec tived it, and 
what they did in obeying it I' ■ ■ 
cost — Acts 2. 



second part of this Historical record 
is contained in the " Acts of the 
Aposth ." ;-cfo e it i< very clear 
ly to be seen that any faith which 
we may be in possession of, which is 
predicated upon any proposition con- 
tained ir> this part of God's word, is 
of a historical character. This, then 
is the 1st sub-division of the 2nd 
grand division of "the word of truth" 
and treats of history entirely ; hence 
it is denominated the gospel of Jesus 
Christ, the Son of the living God. 

The 2nd subdivision of tho word 
of truth is the "Lw of the spirit of 
life in Christ Jesus, which makes us 
free frou* the Law of sin and death." 

This is that Law which was to go 
forth from Zion, and is the law which 
is given by inspiration of the Holy 
Spirit, and through the medium of 
the Apostles of the Lord Jesus 
Christ. This is contained in the 
Epistles of the Apostles for the gov- 
ernment ot the Churches. This part 
or division is exclusively applicable 
to the Christian, bo those who have 
been inducted into the Kingdom, and 
adopted into the family of the faith 
ful, have become heirs of God, and 
joint heirs with our Lord Jesus I 

The 3rd and last sub division of 
the second grand division, is the 
prophetic part, or the revelations ol 
St. .John, in the ls'e of 1'atiii 

This is a prophetic description oi 
.-e and progress of the Church, 
of its final triumph, and of the sec- 
ond comin ras Co is* to reign 
in it as King, until he has put down 
all re rity, and until he 
ed the last enemi — which 
is Death ; then shall he deliver up 
the kingdom unto the father — that 
God may "be all in aU." After 
having discussed this subjei 
length unti'l Wednesday night, 
to a very atti I we 1 ordered 

egation, ither sti I 

tinuiri" to be very untavoi abl 
thought it prudent to not protract 
the - t\ icec ' inger, dismisi ed our 
meeting, an I rel I to Marj villo, 
in or . and enjoj the 

Bociety and hospitalities of bi 
i|. and famil 

Tho fir, i part oi this account. oi Fl Jit we b 

tho go'sp«l proper, is of John | 



eight Bretherc isre.s, wh- 

convened at the house of brother 
Sharp for the occasion. 

1 must here ba permitted to stat\ 
that, in all experience sinee i 
ging in the solemn vocation of the 
ministry, I have never enj o 
self better than in this social meet- 
ing. All the Bretheren and Sisters 
present seemed to enjoy and feel 
that freedom which the occasion of- 
fered. Several subjects for conver- 
sation were introduced, and discuss- 
ed upon by the bretheren 
tc:s, but more particularly were we 
all interested upon that of ''an^t 
ing the sick with 

the Lord." I have no doubt but 
many of |H^eaders of the Co 
ion woa'dsjjkwinterested with a reci- 
tal of that conversation, but time 
and space forbid. 

On Friday morning, I left on 
Maryville train to go to Rogeraville 
Junction, where I had an evening 
appointment. I was met at the 
Junction by some bretheren who 
conveyed me to the meeting bouse, 
(AYhitehorn,) where I continue d un- 
til Monday noon, when 1 agai;. 
the train for Joncsborough, where 1 
et by my s,m at 5 p. m., with 
my horse, to convey me home, , 
I arrived about 7 o'clock, and found 
all well. Thank the Lord for his 
good:, 

Jfc 



Dear linthr. 



morning 1 will n 



alone this 
un attempt to 



oontii the C. K. C. though 1 

am aware of m\ inability. 1 will 
Willingly leave i; to the" opti 
the editor to publish or rfje 
wing that brother li Isii . 
burch ai 
for what he | 
that the china h should 

. im to tl 
bear glad tidings in a 

Adam : and < • 

that 

le to di i 

. il, and that I 
culated t. 
and breadth ol tl \ 

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and fasl ! lib 

et ; 5 : 12 ; J 

1 : 

When I aros • from my e och 
m »rnii. 1 look in any direc- 

clean and 
wl md with 

md -ii >\\. <> • ],u rc 

and white, without a vi ,t or 

blemish. ! pure and white 

t i be I i iwn with out foot. — 

But alas ! how soon its poreni 
spoiled by the interruption of other 
bo lies. In this way my thoughts 

. <■ carried to the dear inf.. 
wi* are pure, fit subjects for the 
kingdom. Mnr!> 10: 'l !. But like 
onto thi ttOW, theirpurity be 

aes defile 1 by the injf^sition of 
other bodii i^P>:her, oi- 

lier or sister may be in- 
strumental in giving tnc pure body 
an impure appearanoe. Dear sisters ; 
do you, or can you ask (Jod's b] 
ing upon you and yours, when you 
dee irate the little ones with all the 
lions of the day : and thereby 
fill their little hearts with pr: I 

• ns consider our relationship to 
him with whom we have to do, as 
are living in a fast age, so that 
when our gammons c >me to join the 
innumerable caravan, wc may be 
1 bo meet him, -'who shad 
(he second time without sin 
unto salvation." Is it not worth de^ 
: ourselves aujL seeming pleas- 
ure, to gain the smiles of heaven, 
to meet the approbation of(iod; 
and. in the end enjoy the happy 
privileges that are promised to ail 
those that love his appearing. Let 
US lay aside every weight and the 
nn which doth so easily beset us, 
and run with patience the race that 
re u •. The dp of unbev 
lief, oh! it makes my heart ache to 
■ many turning tj the allureing 



■ 

: '^ '• and beside this they 
must bel mg to the royal pries: . |. 
Take notice, the Lord's prophet who 
made manifest to Jeroboam the con- 
sequence of his wiokedness, (1st 
Kings 18 : :: i after he became 
w< ary and rested nnd< r an eak, 
I I ) he was there induced by 
ing p ophet to withdraw from 
the Lord's path to partake of that 
which (in Ins imagination) appeared 
pleasant. What follow : ' \l id 
24th verse. To us it is said the 
sou' that sins shall die, and those 
that forget God shall share- -with the 
unbelievers. 



Then let our aim ami object be, 
For Jesus' precious face 10 
narrow ! mortal, boast not though 
Of time and U.le that are not now ; 
Hut think, in onfi revolving <; 
lion- earthly things may pass away. 
Mm.UE (JiBi'.uv 

Linganore, Md. 



which are prevalent in the 
B il n mer&bered that the 
' this world are transitory 

' • ■ 
faring ■ ugh a t 

ill not err therein," ! 

the 
ll iwera 

It ich in. 

If J 



Brother HoUingers I feel like 
writing a ]j lt ] e f or ' t i ie (jompa 
and hope it will not be lost labor. 
You request church news, which no 
doubt all love to hear ; especially 
when in a prospering condition. Yet 1 
cannot say that we are advanced in 
our spiritual welfare as we should be, 
on account of disappointments, made 
by brethren wdio were to come and 
preach for us the first of January. 
I wish to inform those brethren that 
we have arrived at many conclusions j 
with regard to their not coming ; yet ' 
we cannot but think that Providential 
occurrences hindered. 

There are but few brethren here, 
and we are compelled to attend other 
churches, Or stay at home: except 
once a month, we have preaching, if 
it IS possible for a brother to come 
thirty or forty miles; if not, we 
wait till the next month, and perhai 
meet the same fate. 

It Seems that, when as high as 
eight Of ten speakers will attend one 
meet ing, and four or live speak, one 
after the other, until the patience of 
worldlings is so wearied that they de- 
clare they will not go to "Ihinkai'ii" 
meeting again, it were better if 
would go where they are needed. 

Brethren, do you ull do your duty, 
rhp eely ever go from your 

liate vicinity to preach? £ 
do, I 1 •- '■■ thev bare become 



van:. of God, and have their fruit un- 
to holiness, and the end, eternal life. 
We had anticipated a season of spir- 
itual refreshing, daring the series of 
meetings the brethren proposed hold- 
ing with us. 

But alas ! all our hopes were 
blighted when (fee hour for services 
arrived, with a large audience, and, 
to our surprise, no speaker Imag- 
ine our anxiety, when the people are 
frequently inquiring to know when 
those preachers are coming, and tell 
us, if ten dollars or more were ready 
for them as other preachers get, they 
would not fail to come. 

Brethren, let not the world have oc- 
casion to say that we are grasping on- 
ly for earthly treasures. When ap- 
pointments are made, meet them ; let 
nothing but Bickness or death Under. 
We think much good might be done 
here at this time. The people hear 
but little preaching and appear anx- 
ious to bear the doctrines ot our 
Lord. Brethren, ministers, who will 
be first to respond, and grant us a se- 
ries of meetings ? We need it jwA 
novo. 

We hope it will be those brethren 
by whom we were disappointed, if 
congenial, and suitable for them. 
They will thus aid us in advancing 
the cause of Christ in this part of 
(jod's moral heritage. Any brother 
who can, come and help us. 

Lucinda Shick. 
Orove City. 



Glenuiii£9 from Subscribers. 

The tobacco question has not 
frightened me away from the Com- 
panion. I think the subject needs 
still harder pressing, for it is a little 
like the Queen of Sheba, said to Sol- 
omon ; much has been told us of the 
evils of it, but the half has never been 
told that can in truth be said about it. 
Joun Forney 3k. 

1 bar that brethren are finding 
fault with the paper on account of the 
advertisements in the C. P. C. I 
think we have mucb good reading- 
matter, ami very few advertisements. 
Come, brethren, let us have charity. 
John U. Stager' 

ems as though one member of 
our family has been missing since the 
Companion has stopped coming. I 
miss it so much, I cannot do without 
it. The brethren and sisters here are 
well, except brother Joseph B. Bash- 
;r e : 1 feflr r hv will nirr-r recov- 



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er. We ask the prayers of tbo breth- 
ren and sisters in lier behalf. 

I >IA J. Bashob, 
Whitesville, Mo. 

"I think a few dollars spent for 
useful reading, is ruoDey wisely in- 
vested. The mind needs to be fed as 
well as the body. Pampering the 
body and starving the mind, is the 
height of folly. So also is providing 
for the body the best that earth can 
afford, and feeding the mind on tra.-di 
and poison." Uohert A. Patton. 

Second Greek-, W. Va. 



MARRIED. 

At the residence of the undersigned. Mr. 
THOMAS BROADWATE, to Mna BETTIE 
MILLER, all of Allegany Co., Md. 

ElUS WHTTZBL. 

At the house of the bride's parents, in Ju- 
niata Co., Pa., bv the undersigned, on the 
21st Of January, 'brother SPENCER BEAV- 
ER, of I'niou county, and Miss MINERVA 
BE8HOAR. By request. George Myers. 

By the undersigned, Jan. 12th, at the resi- 
dence of the bride's father, brother DANIEL 
B. SELL, and sister FRANCES WITWER, 
daughter of Elder GEO. WITWER. all of 
Hamilton, Mo. D. D. SELL. 

On the 7lh iust., at the residence of (hi; 
bride's parents, by H R. H0L8INGRR. Mr. 
B. F. MYERS and Miss KATE CHERRY, 
both of Blair county, Pa. 

At my residence. Feb. 9th, JOSEPII C. 
KACFFMAN and Miss MAGGIE KACFF- 
MAN, both of Bedford Bounty Pa. 

8. A. MOORE. 

On Thursday December the 22ud 1S70, at 
the residence of the bride's Father near An- 
tiodi, Indiana, bv Daniel Heinev, E. T. 
BROWN and SARAH J. LUDT, all of 
Huntington County Indiana. 

On Sabbath day, February the 5th at the 
residence of the bride's Father bv the 
L. N. EALLOWELL and ANGELINE H. 
BAILY, all of Huntington Co. Indiana. 

i> I i; ii . 

Ill t hi- sa ranch, LtJ 

MAR? MYRTIE daughter of brother HI 
KY and lUter MINERVA MANCHL1 ! 

7 months a Funeral ser 

the writer from Matt. 19 : 11. 

AARON BERKEYBILE. 

In the Aughwlck branch, Huntingdon Co , 
Pa., February, Ifch, hUtcr CATHARINE 
Contort of broil IP AN OGLE ; aired 

M years, 8 months, ('» dayi. Occasli 
proved by the brethren iiom i Tim. i I 
to B ! I ''-Ml ion of people. 

A. I .. II NK. 

In lb '. lllej cburcbi Washington 

county Teiru Di ■ 90th l^ro, sister i 
ItKIII Kl ". f.l I; vears, 5 mouth-, 

i days. She died in tb • triumphs of a 
living faith, and bid all li< r kind; 

meet het In boaren. 

J. 1! PI M I 
In U tntj • Pa., January 19, 

William BAKER ; age i years and 

9 nil • Tb* rabjeel ol (bit doi 

blind '.. . and ili.-d at tin- 

houie ni ii [end D iixli i B > w^- 1 , near 

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der." D. D. HORNER. 

In the Augbwick branch, Huntingdon Co., 
Pa., January 3d, PAUL WITS AL j aj 

years and 3 days. Funeral service by the 
brethren. 

In the same branch, January ltkh, DILLIA 
M. MILLER, only child of Jacob and Ellen 
Miller ; aged 1 month. Occasion improved 
by the brethren. 

In the same branch, Feb. 1st, sister ELIZ- 
ABETH BLOCHER; aged 70 years, aud 17 
davs. Funeral service by the brethren. 

• Bloeher was formerly from Adams 
county, Pa. A. L. FUNK. 

Ki II asleep in Jeans, in the Woodstock 
' Branch. Shenandoah Co. Va., January 80th, 
[ brother ISAAC GOC II ENO I'll: aged 40 years, 
' 3 months, and days. He leaves an affec- 
tionate wife and four dutiful children to 
mourn their loss ; but they are not alone in 
their grief, the church feels that one of its 
devoted memb»r«, has gone to join the disem- 
bodied spirits, and his well attended seat is 
vacant In the hou'e of the Lord, and his voice 
will be heard no longer leading his brethren 
and sisters in the songs of Zion. aud his 
presence will he seen no more in the earthly 
sanctuary where prayer la wont to be made. 
Though lie labored for a long time under the 
afflicting hand of a chronic disease, yet be 
faithfully discharge 1 the duties of his cal- 
ling in the office of a deacon. We mourn not 
as those without hope. Words of comfort 
were spoken to a large concourse of people by 
Elders George and Samuel Shaver and J. 
Wakeman, from Philippians 1 : 21 

E. B. SHAVER. 

Visitor j.leane eop;/. 

In Huntington Co., Ind., January Cfith. 
PETER HASLt>R, bom January 31*1. 1S10, 
in lierks count v Pa. He was joined In mat- 
rimony to Folly Liech in IK'A. They raised 
a family of 9 sous and 1 daughter. He was 
buried on the 2Sth. F mineral occasion im- 
proved by the writer and I). Shidlcr, from 
Heb. 27 : 0. Elder SAM I EL MURRAY- 

Visitor jAetiiC copy. 

In the Aughwick branch Huntiugdon Co. 
Pa. Dee i, SARAH E. BOOK, 

aged 1 year. 8 months, and rj dav-. 

In the lanie I . -mber 5th 

Willie Book, aged 5 years, 11 mouths, and I 
dav. 

The above are all ihr children of brother 
Isaac and ilater MARY BOOK. We trnely 
condole our bereaved brother and sister, and 
their family ; bill "'. sorrow as those 

who have nobopi ■ igivctbauJ the 

Lord takctli away, aud bleaeed be his holy 
name. JOHN (i. CLOCK. ' 

In tin- t i ; si 'I « ■ •■ [.-. ' branch. February 
1st, of • MAB1 

HART, wife of brothel 

con) and danghur of El h I Miller in 

louths 
■ kind bnaband and 
ihlldren lo mourn the loss of 01 
was llllleh loved by all who knew het. lis 
her reqnesl tho funeral occasion was improv- 
ed from 2 Tim. I 

Nathan Haywood, to a large concourse of 
people. NO Ml MILLER. 

In lb 

.. 1870, W1LLE, ion ol i . 

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Sim a; 

In I' .. Jan. 

17, JOHN i 

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In the Quemal. 

ELIZABETH PETER 
DOntbj and 2S days. Her 
was cancer. 8he suffered great pain, 
but endured it with much patience. Funeral 
services by Elder Tobias Blough and the wri- 
ter from Fhill. 1 : 81. 

Iu the Indiana Creek branch, Westmore- 
land county, Pa-, Nov. 1st, 1670. MAI. 
PHIA, daughter of brother Jeremiah and sis- 
ter Lydia'FOUS-T, aged 1 year, 6 months, and 
7 days. The funeral occasion was iiagrovcd 
by Eld. Soseph Berger and brother Jonas 
Beunct, from Lu. IK : 16. 

In the same branch, Dec. 30th, 1S70, infant 
son of brother David D.and sister Mary HOR- 
NER, aged 1 month and 7 days. His days on 
earth were few, like those if the lovely, 
bloomicsg Uowers. The funeral oerasion was 
improved by the writer. 

Also, in the tame branch, Jan. Itsth. 1871, 
our aged brother WILLIAM MURRAY, de- 
parted this life, aged almost 67 years, lie 
was called to the ministry iu the prime of life. 
He has not preached much for the last lew 
years ; but he earnjaUy contended for the 
faith once deliverf^^fc the saints. His dis- 
ease was fever. qJHnrc his affiiction with 
patience. He has ren a widowed mother. 4 
sons and 2 d with Many Met 

mouru their loss. On I ■■ was taken 

to the Indiau Creek church, where thr 
ion was improved by Eld. Burger and the 
brethren from 2 Cor. 5 : 1, 21 ; alter 
his remains were taken to their resling place, 
followed by a large concourse of people. 

Also in the same branch, Jan. 25th, ISA AC 

youngest son of friend Peter and sister Re* 

'■HTH, aged 2 years, and 5 months.— 

Disease croup. Occasion improved by the 

writer. J. Fol .- 



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Tbe Karfcorism ot Christendom. 

Considering I 

i ighteea hundred and 
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as written in ls70,)and 
.1 he founded was above 
all t! religion of love, tl 

dition of the christian world pr< 
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their calling, by imbruing their bapds 
in one another's blood ? I )r > the; 
this confirm t! -atiou of their 

Savior: "By thi J shall all men knoW 
that ye are mj 
lore one* toward another 

ration of lore, to kill on* 
cr. Such is loving only in word, 
(havdlvthnt.) i loving indeed, 

as the beloved Apostle John :" : 
the brethren to love. 

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For the < 

A Few Words to Siuut r». 

■ Come unto me. all ye that labor and are 
heavy laden, and I will jrive you rest. Take 
mv yoke upou you, au.l lean: of u. 

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Do the cares of tl d lil " 

g precious 



think that the next may be you—; 
unprepared ! Oh ! come t 
von :ul he will save you lie 

will tak- rod will 

have rest. 

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pre in serving 1 — 

in serving 
that the world eann 

look for a moment at the 
children of God, and 

children uftlm 

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watches over you. When you are 
isleep, hi> keeps you safe : and all you 
have OOBMI from him. And are you 
DOl willing to obey hiH culls F Why it 
is no wonder ho is angry with the 
dinner every duy. Hut turn to him, 
he loves \ on. He govs his Son for 
you. Yes, he came into this world 
and died that you may lire. And il 
you l«>ve thifl blessed Jesus and keep 
his commandments, you shall enjoy 
hiri presence forever; for ho has gone 
10 prepare a mansion for you, that 
where he is, theft you may be also. 
O blessed thought of living in Heav- 
en Where there is no sickness, uo 
puin, no death ; where God shall wipe 
every tear from our cyos ! There we 
will only uppreciaj^the blessedness 
of serving God. dfctne, then, before 
it is too late, and while you may ob- 
tain that rest: for "there remaineth a 
rcat for the people of God." 

''Hasten (inner to be wise ; 

Stay not for the morrow's sun t 

Wisdom If you still despise. 

Harder H it to b« won. 

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For the Companion . 

MM ■»! Sal\ Hlion-n«w to Obtain 
■ t. 

"And being made perfect, He became the 
author of eternal salvation to all them that 
obey him - " Hebrews a : 9. 

The subject of salvation, though 
very apparent to seekers after diviie 
truth, is one of vast importance. 
The word "salvation" means deliver- 
ance, and not a whit more. Before 
the time of Christ there were many 
instances of salvation by the miracu- 
lous power of God. We will howev- 
er sav but little upon the subject of 
salvation prior to Christ, but will 
lead you in another direction. It is 
upon the subject of eternal deliver- 
ance — the great Gospel plan of salva- 
tion delivered by Jesus Christ him- 
self — that we shall make a few sug- 
gestions for the careful consideration 
of our readers. 

Saltation, prerious to Christ, did 
'. neither could it, meet the gener- 
al wants of fallen humanity. The 
salvation of the Hebrews at the Red 
Sen. and of the \ntediluvians, was 
only temporary in that it only saved 
them from suddei death and destruc- 
tion. To make anything else out of 
it, we wmild do injustice to the salva- 
tion bv Jesus (.' hrir-r Kteriial salva- 



harrnonir" hum mi, - di'Tnirv 



place Finite and Infinite both into ono 
sphere — could meet the wants of de- 
praved humanity through none other 
thau the efficacy of Christ's blood. 
He, "being made perfect," could, and 
did, "become the author of eternal 
salvation to all them that obey him." 
To oil them 1liot obey him. This 



work out his own salvation Indeed 
it would have been a great pity, had 
God permitted man to die as he is 
prone to live,& then give hiru an exist- 
ence in eternity, there to live in sor- 
row throughout its unceasing ages as 
he lived while clothed with mortality, 
and while forming character void of 



phrase which we have from the pen the Holy Spirit and oil the qualities 

of the inspired apostle, will place for- necessary to make him happy, whilst 

ever upon a baseless foundation all surrounded with the magnificent works 

I'niversalian and Unitarian creeds of the Deity, and in the presence of 



Having briefly noticed the impossi- 
bility of salvation without Christ in it, 
or it by Christ, we uow purpose to 
show that without obedience, salva- 
tion is not promised. We cannot in- 
fer from any of the epistles of that 
learned and eminent Apostle, that 
salvation was attainable without obe- 
dience. "How shall we escape, if we 
neglect so great salvation ?" shows 
that something is demanded from the 
recipient, in order to obtain eternal 
salvation ; and all who have a knowl- 
edge of the conditions of salvation 
before the incarnation of the Son of 
God, know that it could only be ob- 
tained by obedience. Had not the 
Hebrews obeyed the voice of Moses 
ere they arrived at the Red Sea, or 
even afterwards when they received 



him whose wisdom and goodness the 
universe can but contain. Though 
life's sorrows are great, the effusion of 
the Holy Spirit upon the soul will fill 
the hearts of the obedient with ineffa- 
ble joy, until they arrive at their 
glorious destiny which awaits them, 
there to continually enjoy happiness 
begun on earth. 

Hence what will truly beautify the 
soul while in its house of clay, will 
make it happy while inside the mag- 
nificent walls of Zion. Who are they 
that fa'l to enjoy life ? Are they not 
those who have not a cheerful view of 
what pertains to future bliss, and that, 
too, because they would procure sal- 
vation without seeking tor it ? If such 
be the case, we can come to no other 
conclusion than that they hold the 



the command to "go forward," they plan of salvation as of but minute im- 
would not have been saved, but would 
have fallen a prey to the enemy, or, 
have been buried beneath the waves 
of the briny deep. We might also 
notice other instances to prove our 
position in arguing this point, but will 
let the foregoing suffice. Our object 
is to give the skeptic a death blow, 
and must come a little closer the sub- 
ject ; yet we hope that none of our 
readers are such. If we thought the 
skeptic's position a safe one, God for- 
bid that we should say anything 
against it. Hut, that inspiration should 
place the atheist or skeptic and the 
christian both into Christ's yoke is a 
matter of incredibility. Where are 
the inspired Apostles ? What have 
they done ? Have not they clearly set 
forth the conditions of salvation ? 
Have they not passed from time to 
eternity, aud that, too, by the cruel 
band of skepticism ? O inconsistency! 
inconsistency ! where art thou not ? 
To maintain that mortal man shall 
obtain eternal salvation without res- 
pect to God aud obedience to his Son, 
will exalt man, and abase his Redeem- 
er. All that the Cre&tordid to rescue 



t4ou— a wlvatioc that would foxsvtr) fajlec man, was topfc&c© within; hja| being 



portance. Don't know whether they 
would enjoy heaven or not. True, 
such is the case. Shall corruption 
inherit incorruption ? Verily no. Nei- 
ther shall the wicked then mar the 
peace of the righteous. Oh! why is 
humanity in this enlightened age so 
blinded ! Was not disobedience the 
whole cause of human suffering? We 
must admit that it was ; but through 
obedience to Christ, ' the author of 
eternal salvation," we «an come to 
that sphere of bliss, where sorrows 
cannot ent?r, and where suffering is 
unknown. 

Dear readers, you who have here- 
tofore estimated the plan of salvation 
of but little consequence, can you not 
yet see the importance of it ? Would 
you not rather take the wings of sal- 
vation, faith and obedience, and fly 
away and be at rest, "where the 
wicked cease from troubling" thau to 
be hurled where "the wicked shall be 
tormented" forever ? With what fear 
shull ye meet him in eternity whom 
vo would rather not now see ! But 
submit lo the will of God who holds 
in his mighty hand the thread of your 
aud his appointed time wili 



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tion is not so bard as you may thiDk. 
Christ through his sufferings has 
made it comparatively easy. To obey 
God in all his appointed ways, will 
plant his Holy Spirit In your souls, 
cause his imuge to shine through yours 
and thus move all darkness from your 
pathways, that you may behold in 
everything that God has created, his 



gospel, and it is not uncommon for unrighteousness and unnecessary hab- 
tlicin to become angry as soon as their its, and come to the church that he 
manner of worship or faith is spoken knew was free from them '( I have 
against. Although they believe their ! expressed myself at different times 
hearts have been changed by divine that if the church could be freed from 
grace, yet they will follow the incli- the use of tobacco, 1 would give a 
nations ot their own corrupt nature, thousand dollars; fo that we could 
Uut I must come home to our own show to the world that we have era- 
brethren, I have read the "Visitor" cified the old man, and thereby give 



love, wisdom, and goodness, until and Companion from their origin ; and more proof of our profession. Now, 
you arrive safely in that peaceful | have scon much fire kindled which I 1 think our brethren should think of 
clime, illuminated with the presence thought ought not to have been, if the these things. If they arc so detcr- 
of the Deity himself, and the Son of old man had been kept in full Bubjec- mined not to quit the use of tobacco 
God at his right hand, "who ha ion, especially about polities and to- ' themselves, thev should, at least, not 

bacco. I think, if our American con- speak in favor of it, and give eucour- 
: tinent were looked over from sea to | agemeut to a rising generation. What 
( sea, and the auuals of history ever 
I since wo are a nation, there could not 
| any other two subjects be found so 
: completely wrapped in with the ear- 
j ual nature, and so useless as well as 
opposite to Christianity ; but only na- 
•Then said Jesm onto his disciples, If any < ture's slaves, and yet, as soon as there 

hi will come after me, let him deny nun- ' • „ , , J ! _. ... _ , u 

fand take up his cross and follow me." ls !l * ord ^ )oken against either, there 

are some brethren already offended 



come the author of eternal salvation 
to all them that obey him " 

F. M. Snyukk. 
De Graf, 0. 

For the Companion. 
Self-denial. 



man 
sal 

Matt. 1G:24 



I have written 
tion and the 
kingdom of Ch 



i.-. '.■: 



or our conaidcra- 

neement of th- 
ou earth 
David Ki rr.i 
North Liberty, Lul. 



A. History of the Popes. 

The Neue FreU Preue of Vienna 
sums up in the following severe terms 



This is a subject worthy of our at- 
tention. It seems that if any would 
follow Jesus, they must deny them- 
selves and take up their cro.->. Now 
comes the question, what is that ? The 
Apostle says, "knowing this, that our 
old man is crucified with him, that the 
body of sin might be destroyed." Now 
I think our old man means our nature, 
or carnal mind. I wish here to be un- 
derstood that our nature of itself is 
not sinful, but only subject to sin. If 
we believe oar nature is sin, wo will 
destroy the faith in the atonement, 
and would believe with BOOS others 
that our infant children die in sin. 
Now I believe ••. tinners by 

transgression, and not any more l.v 
nature or inheritance. A II that come 

to a knowledge of God's will, can see 

at onee that Ibeir nature leads them 

away from God, or into trai 
which ifl Bin ; and will do so until they 
crucify that nature tin , and 

bring it into subjection to the will of 
Cod, which is righteousness. We 
need aol wait for God to do all the 
work: when we have willingly trans- 
gre ete d , we should willingly repent, 

or cea-e to sill ; and this we will never 

do while we let nature have its «j j 
We maj ,1 on over, cl 
habits, and think we have I'ullv re- 
formed ; but if we are not able to con- 
trol our whole nature, we nia\ I 
I" think the did man i Dol yel fully ' 

rrncified I have had conversation 
with different | rard to the 

manner of wur. bin i'lid faith il 



\\ hat does this prove to the church, | t , j( . h ^ wv q( (he p " 

or to the world at large '. If it is true ,. From fc t p otpr ,£ Bappo8|ng th;) . 

that the church of Christ is the light be ever was at Rome) te Pioa IX. 



of the world, or as a city that is set 
' on a hill, there must be something to 
show that fact to the world ; and the 
world should see it in every member. 
The brethren in an early day, were 
very particular and zealous in the 
wearing of the apparel in a st\ !< 
arete from the world, which I glory 
and rejoice in and think it Bhould ever 
continue BO ; and I fee! sorry that it is 
so last depreciating; and yet they 
overlooked and allow these un 
sary habits in the church. Now, in 
this late age of the church, it is not 
much worth while to .-peak a 
..at nature clings 
closely, when Borne brethren would 
much" rather gratify their aatan 
the wislu of the church, 

A f( i when the breth- 

ren were contending a, -lineal 

Voting, I W8B it) hopes thev would 
make it R test of church fellow 
believing that we wullld not lo.-e 

many in number, but receive u heav- 
enly blessing. But the toba 

different Brethren al- 
ters are bo i ' in the use <>f io- 
■ tbat n- use baa b«c ime strong" 
et than tlieir mind- ; and many would 
rather leave the church than ih< 
of tobacco tfo« . the mini 

of the church -with bow 
much greater 

I 



tl.tr • have been ^'.»T Popes, including 
24 Anti-Popes, and one Female Pon- 
tiff: 10 of them left Rome, and 35 
reigned in foreign countries ; B ruled 
a mouth only; 49, one year : If, two 

, ot, five ; 51, fifteen : H, | 

ty ; and nine only for a longer period. 

Among the '2'.)T, SI were declared to 

be u.-urpers and heretics. Out of 266 

■ d a violent death ; 

.-. . is were poisoned, and 
. strangled, I perishing in 

I u li of the 

D, 'J i Pontiffs v, 
deposed, expelled, and ba from 

lie* only maintain 

. ea bv the aid of the foreigner. 
Out of the whole number, li.'!,.>r m 

than hi i d tl.em i nfil 

for ibei te of tl 

v>... bildren. I en I \ , it is 

woman. I rb.ui \ « 
•■d his infallibility, and submitted 
to the rensni es of at 'onecll ; t .\ <> oth- 
er I'orx Ctor 1 I I and Vdrian \ I 
confessed in publie that thev had 
sinned. .. oin it i- that in U 

j of ( 'hrist's \ lean 
maj 

• the I : lit " s 



Hi 



WrtKlaTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



_ _ , ._ , . /T ( "**■■ | quickly," is the emphatic behest of Heaver. ; 

Taltie ulurrtKMl bat uucnnvorto«l. lnlhe(oinmn 1 l i • i 

ni*;r ot ruo itvritn ciiurrh. N^niemtM < o.. i«:i ; and tne manner in which you pass this momen- 
mc. u. »u»i/ ! tons crisis, will either "seal yon unto the day ot 

This if=, in a gracious sense, "the time of vo:ir ' rr,!; mption," or rivet body and soul with the 
visitation." The Sternal Father has '-vis; must clank in the priso. 

his people" in your midst with a special outpour- damnation forever. All Heaven is expectant as 
big offfil Spirit, quickening them to more J to thu result of the Divine merry in your con- 
^scrutiny, and greater zeal in their, viction of sin ; and the church of Christ is bear- 
•ttbrts to r.ehii.n dinners, and blessing their on- j in g y ou perpetually to the mercy-seat in the 
A irota in the conversion of manv who a short : ***** of prayer, with intense yearning for your 
in ae ago were, with you, "in the gall of bit ter» accession to their number. And we may with 
l, and in the bond of iniquity." Your own I reason believe that all hell is anxious and active 
rta have been wrought upon by the Divine 1 to defeat the gracious purpose of God in awak- 
ttt whose office it is to "convince of sin," : ening you to a sense of your guilt and danger. 
and vou ara^ufficiently awakened to see thati° h > (li(i ) ou knovv lhe unutterable interests at 
irojpenitence fcerits a terrible doom, and that "it stake in the treatment of your serious impres- 
ts a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the sions— could you gain a glimpse of the eternal 



living God." Some of you have such a view of 



joy or woe which must date from this opening 



your moral defilement, and such a sense of Di- ' >' ear of grace 1871,— could you see in your pres 



y«ip divpleaMire on account ol it, that it can be 
exceeded only by the torments of the damned. — 
O the light which has been shed upon you, 
Heaven and earth beseech you to begin the all- 
important task of "working out your own salva^ 
feion with fear and trembling." God has signifi- 
ed his readiness to "work in yoa both to will 
and to do nf*hi« good pleasure," and if you neg- 
lect the present opportunity to secure the ad- 
vantages which abounding grace offers, you 
incur sevenfold guilt, proclaim to Heaven and 
earth and hell that you count the precious blood 
of Jesus unworthy of comparison with the hon- 
ors and gain^ ot the world, and the ease and 
pleasures of the flesh, and "treasure up unto 
yourselves wrath against the day of wrath and 
revelation of the righteous judgment ot God." 
\\ hile others, whose attachments to what is 
fleeting and forbidden were as strong as youis— 



gain 
an 



ent visitation the awful occasion which is to 
stamp the irrevocable seal of Eternity upon 
your immortality, you could no more be induc- 
ed to remain one hour longer in the bondage of 
curruption and under the curse of the Almighty, 
than be undecided in a house in flames which 
is momentarily threatening to crash to the 
ground a mass of fiery ruin. 

There is a deep, startling signification in the 
words, "the hour is come ;" "for (his cause came 
J utile this hour ,-" "■(his is your hour." This 
is emphatically and solemnly true to you. Eve- 
ry responsible creature is bound to do the will 
of God, being so constituted as to find his hap- 
piness in such service, and this is your "high 
calling,'' — not to-morrow, but to-day. jwo 
words comprise all that concerns you for time 
and Eternity, and have in them all the weight 
of the Godhead, in his "power to save and to 
destroy." They are these: 'COME, NOW.' 
( ] All the wondrous arrangements of God's wisdom, 



who had no less to lose and no more to 
than you, — have forsaken all for Chri 

ised into the kingdom, vou are still balancing \ and wondrous exhibitions ol his power and love, 

the claims of God and the joys and glories of in aU his dispensations in Heaven and an earth. 

ition, against the applause and preferments ! concentrate in the present crisis ot your life.— 

ol the world, and the low, shortlived enjovwents All that transpired in a by-gene 

-nse. Your condition is extremely perilous. , conjerence i 
i i stand on the narrow isthmus thatdivi 
consecration to God and devotion to the inter* 
rests ot time, Heaven and hell. Your eternal 



• Lipt'.ny may hang on your present decision 
To uoi a fey' of you this will unquestionably 



all that • 
felt and thought and purposed and sacrificed in 
II aven when the S cond Person in the God- 
d became il ih — all that was achieved and 
{endured in the life and death of Incarnate Dei- 
ty — all the fullness pj gra'qe and jfoVe ridVe and 



prove, th- solemn truth. ""VVrmt thou doest, do | which 'be Rolv Ghost here to farth from 



th- 



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133 



bosom of the Godman — all that the Triune Dei- j and justification. Your hour is come, and you 
ty ever did lor ft guilty, rebellious, accursed j are to find in it almighty strength to deliver 
( ii oomiacted with yom* promt hour of: you, and infinite love to pardon. This is God's 
conviction. To convince of sin and save of gin, hour in your behalf, and it is your hour as prob- 
sum up all the purposes aud accomplishments ! ably the only opportunity of availing yourselves 
of God. All that Jehovah has purposed, and of the offers of salvation ; and you earinot allow 
the Son excuted, has been committed to the this (season of grace to pass into indifference and 
Spirit for the consummation of the great work coluuess without mocking God, insulting the 
of redemption in the calling, conversion, and sufferings of His Only Begotten Son, grieving 
sanctification ot the individual sinner. And the the Holy Spirit, branding the work of hell deep, 
function ot the Holy Spirit i3 maniiest in your er into your soul, and rendering your ultimate 
case, in the deep revulsion of tiding in relation salvation extremely problematical. It may be 
to sin, in the sharp upbraidings of conscience, now or never ! In the face of all opposing mo- 
in the irrepressible anguish that rends your in^ tives you are to decide for God and holiness and 



ner being, in "the terrors of the Lord" which 
shake your soul as with a tempest of wrath, in 



eternal life. 

That the glorious work now progressing in 



the fearful quarrel you have with yourself on ! your community is of God, you cannot but ad- 
account ot sin, and with God on account of his : mit. That it has affected but nw saved you, 
hatred of it and threatenings against it. "Your j quickened to a sense of sin but not of peace, 
hour is come ;" this is "the time of your visita- j you are painfully conscious. While others 
tion." Suffer this to pass unimproved, and j have been "plucked as brands from the burn- 
you are already numbered with the wretched j ing," and now rejoice in "the glorious liberty of 
multitude whose doom human language cannot the children of God," You are still aliens and 



depict. There is a crisis in every life that de- 
termines the ever-future. It reaches the deep- 
est elements ot our being, aud stereotypes them 
for Heaven or hell. There is a moment that 
turns the scale for Eternity, when the Holy 
Spirit has thrust the arrow of conviction into 
the soul's finest and inmost sensibility, and we 
make choice of "the reproach ot the cross," or 
the treasures and pleasures of earth. All the 
varied and unspeakable mercies of God for you 
and to you, contemplated this hour, and He will 
"see of the travail of his soul" in your emauci^ 
patioa iroin lip, or you will see and feel the hor- 
ror that whelmed Him in Gethsemane, and the 

agony unutterable that flooded His soul trom 
Heaven ami 11-11 on the cruss. Tn is a 

point iu Bu life to which everything ooraeri 

and on which everything depended ; 'the huar 
it come;" "/or this cause OBJOae 1 unto this hour." 
So with us all. Your hour is now. Conv< prion 

is not an isolated event, any a ore than the great 

transaction in the life ol which in . 

conversion possible, All that went b I 

Divine influence and Ltfl i 08 dts, is taken up in 



strangers, desiring deliverance, yet unwilling to 
"escape the judgment of God" on the terms pro- 
posed in the Gospel. The remarkable rnanites- 
■ u of Divine power, the exhibition of Divine 
tenderness and love in calling and pardoning so 
large a number of sinneis at the same time and 
in the same place, and all this before your t * 
with the saint offers ol mercy tendered you, not 
only leaves, you without excuse, but renders 
your hesitation .and delay a sin of fearful mag- 
nitude. The bread of life has not only been 
brought to your door but held to your lip*, and 
rou have been earnestly entreated by Christ 
and His ambassadors, to put forth your I... 

and partake of the hi- and in:..>. your 

calling and a sure." But you stand to- 

day outside the Ark ot Grac urn iled to 

God, and exposed to the deluge ol fierj indig- 
nation which will iwe< p all the unoovenan 
into bottom! [dition, It you rein rue 

:. immediate and positive decision in a n 
p| tin and imperative, and followed by > ich 
unspeakabl) glorious coaseu, G d will 

ten the day in which he will decide i i 



it, and carried lorward into the sanctified \,\ putting forth his sickle to 
You pannot reasonably exp cl occasioi lasting burning A> 

favorable than the present for the great trau narvel the n I in 

tion from guilt and condemnation to holin > fan lei S 



and offering you Heaven and eternal glory as a 
tnc gilt, so great will be your tribulation and 
anguish of heart on your death-bed, when re- 
pentance will merge into despair, and every en- 
couraging aspect oi Deity will be lost in the vivid 
presentation of what is terrible and relentless 
and consuming in the Divine Character. • To 
continue in sin under such extraordinary advan- 
tages and wonderlul tokens of God's presence, 
and displays ol mercy, is to "6ear the conscience 
m ith a hot iron," to harden the heart and 
stiffen the neck against future appeals and means 
of grace, and prepare for yourselves a hell equal 
in torment to the depth and intensity of God's 
love for your rescue, and the greatness ot His 
sacrifice to make His love available, and the 
many opportunities and pressing invitations giv- 
en you to escape from the undying worm and 
unquenchable flame. As great as would have 
been your joy in the immunities and beatitude 
of tiie kingdom of God, so intolerable will be 
your punishment in the realm of woe. 

What response do you return to these heart- 
piercing, soul-quaking considerations 1 With 
Heaven and Hell unveiled, and endless bliss 
and misery brought into appalling proximity, 
and the present hour offered as the time in 
which to seal the great, irreversible transaction, 
will you turn your back on Christ, deliberately 
choose "the beggarly elements of the world," 
and be content with the coarse, sapless husks of 
sense "? God forbid. With "strong crying and 
tears," with holy violence and unsparing self- 
crucifixion, unclasp your affections ftom every 
thing perishable, and entwine them around the 
cross and the glories to which it leads. What 
keeps you from immediate and unreserved con- 
secration to Godl Are the pleasures of sin so 
sweet that holiness tastes insipid 1 Is "the man 
of sin" so fascinating that Christ seems "without 
form or comeliness"?" Is the drudgery of Satan 
so delectable, and the companionship of sinners 
so delightful, that the service of God is a galling 
weariness, and the fellowship of the saints an 
unbearable vapidity ] Does not a faithful in- 
spection of the heart bear affirmative testimony 
to these interrogations X Oh, "the deceitfulness 
of sin," and the "desperate wickedness" of the 
human heart! How can you, awakened by 
(iod's Spirit, steadily and soberly contemplate 
the nature and consequences of sin for one hour 



— your relation to God as a sinner, your con- 
stant liability to death, and the abyss of dire 
ruin into which you would sink were you to be 
called hence in your present state, — without hav- 
ing your whole being convulsed with apprehen- 
sions of the wrath of God ? Your salvation is 
made the subject of importunate prayer by many 
of the elect. Those who have lately been re- 
stored to holiness are wrestling in prayer for 
your enrollment with the pilgrims of the cross, 
and the inscription of your name in the Book 
oi life. I low long will it be ere you make 
Heaven and earth rejoice by your acceptance 
of the overture of mercy 1 Fathers and moth- 
ers, brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors, 
would unite in a song of thanksgiving, were 
you to enter the ark that is floating them to the 
evergreen shores of Paradise. The angels 
would strike their harps with rapture, and roll 
a joyous halleluiah along the dome of the Ce- 
lestial Temple. They would not deter their 
anthem till you had passed through the three- 
fold crystal gate into the church militant, but 
as soon as you would "repent unto life" they 
would break forth in a jubilation that would 
swell like an ocean of billowy harmony from 
heaven to heaven. Can you ponder all this, and 
not sink down upon God's footstool in profound 
self-abasement and unqualified submission to 
"the Father of Spirits 1" But if you continue 
in sin, all this will be reversed. Parents and 
friends will weep, angels be amazed, the Spirit 
grieved and quenched, Jesus rejected, His blood 
despised, God dishonored and provoked, the 
sword of justice furbished, the vial of vengeance 
filled to overflowing, and your soul given to the 
dominion of evil to be ripened for the great con- 
flagration ! A momentous alternative — a deliv* 
erance of "joy unspeakable and full of glory," or 
a catastrophe ol endless, unmitagated, ever- 
deepening horror ! "Escape tor your lives," 
"look not behind you," "flee to the mountain" 
before the descending "fire and brimstone" over- 
take you, before death drives the bolt that shuts 
the door of mercy forever ! "Flee from the wrath 
to come." Oh, those unutterably fearful words : 
"■the wrath to come" — "the wrath of the Lamh !" 
'T beseech you, in Christ's stead, be ye reconcil- 
ed to God." Halt no longer "between two 
opinions." Advance not another step hell-ward. 
Lose sight of every other object in the content 



plation of Golgotha, sin, death, judgment, eter* 
nity. 'Suffer the loss of nil things, so that you 
may win Christ." There is no neutrality in rilig- 
ion. "He that is not with me is against me." 
Compromise is the back door to hell. "Whoso- 
ever he be ot you that forsaketh not all that he 
hath, he cannot be my disciple." "Turn ye, 
turn ye, for why will ye die?" "The Spirit and 
the Bride say, COME." 

For Out CinjHUtlw. 
The I'ngodly and the Mluaer. 

BT NOAH LONOANBCKIB. 

Does the Bible make a distinction between 
the ungodly and sinner \ Ungodly men are aN 
ways sinners, but sinners, are not always ungod- 
ly men. A few evenings ago I listened to a 
homily on Psalm 1:5, in which the minister 
affirmed that there was no difference between 
the ungodly and sinners ; and as others hold 
similar views, I will submit my views to the 
readers of the Companion, with the desire to ed- 
ify, giving you to understand that I court infor- 
mation on all subjects. 

I first refer you to the first Psalm. "The 
ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor 
sinners in the congregation of the righteousness." 
The use of the connective nor, as well as the 
manner of its use, does, in my estimation, make 
them out two different classes. But if there 
weTe no other passage in the Bible but the one 
in 1st Peter 4 : 18, namely, "where shall the 
ungodly and sinner appear?" I would be forc- 
ed to the conclusion that there is a difference 
between the two characters. I once conversed 
with a professed minister on the language of 
Christ, when he says "born of the water and ol 
the Spirit," and when I asked him what Christ 
meant when he said "born of the water," he re* 
marked he meant that we must be baptized 
with the Spirit, and that the reason he believed 
•O, was. because the spirit was frequently refer- 
red to, figuratively, by the term water. Now, 
while I admit the last to be so, I can never con- 
sent to the former. Such tautological language 
does not become the Bible, for it would involve 
us in many difficulties never to be removed. — 
Horn of the Spirit and ot the Spirit ! two bap- 
tisms ot the Spirit. But to my subject, where 
shall the ungodly and tin? sinner appear { While 
1 admit that sinners shall not stand in the con- 
gregation of the righteous, yet I Rust belie\e 



that there will be a marked difference bet wee 11 
them and the ungodly. 

I will yet refer to a few passages in the Bible 
and then give my conclusions of those referred 
to. Paul says that the law is made for the un- 
godly and sinner ; what use for this repitition. 
of the same 1 Again, in Jade we read of "un- 
godly sinner,"and by a careful examination we 
will find that they denied the only Lord God, 
and the Lord Jesus Christ, and they spake 
against him, to use Jude's own language, with 
hard speeches. There are those in the world 
that fear God, but do not keep his command- 
ments, — who believe he is, who never speak of 
God, or of his word, but with fear and respect, 
and acknowledge all to be true ; but while they 
know to do good, and do it not, it is sin to them ; 
and if they neglect so great salvation, how shall 
they escape * I admit that sinners, as well as 
the righteous, will be gathered before the Judg- 
ment seat ot Christ ; but while the righteous, 
or sheep, will be on the right, the sinners will 
be on the left. Compare Matt. 25, with Rev. 
20. But while the sinners spoken ol in these 
passages may have brass enough to stand on his 
left during the judgment, Rev, 20 : 12, the un- 
godly will not have even that brass, but know- 
ing their doom, they cannot bring one plea like 
those referred to in Matt. 7 : 22, and Luke 13th, 
but merely await there final doom of being tor* 
mented day and night for ever and ever. The 
Bible everywhere teaches that men will be 
judged "according to their works," and judging 
from the doom pronounced on the ungodly, they 
committed crimes above those of the sinner re- 
ferred to in the above named passages. The 
ungodly then must be the Atheist, the Infidel, 
those who deny the existence of God, and those 
who deny Christ to be the Savior, God man- 
ifest in the flesh ; while another class will have 
so much respect for Christ that they will do the 
disciples of* Christ good, because they belong to 
Christ, and they shall in no wise lose th*ir re- 
ward, yet they hare neglected their salvation, 
and how shall they escape, where shall the y upp« ai I 
Holy God, "thou art ol purer eyes than to b©» 
Holy God, "thou art of purer eyes than to Ud.o'devil, and 
i ih t nut look mu iniquity ; therefore may we be holy 1*h „ 
thou url holy. If tlie reader be fuiuiliur with the did. ■ 

•.he Judgment, let him compare the run 
of Matt I • • <: W hat 1 have written. 1 havo writ- 

l'p>ve =>'' 'hinira, and hold fail to tlial wbi.-L 



V.I11.WCU J..Al>4 i'.A.MiljI tU.Vll'AiMUiN. 






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Christian Family Compauioa , i- of Lim." Peter \n Re adds ; "It is very observa- 

plic^ this prophecy bo Chi 

The tjpi , . entered 

■ : thus I four da; . e, the 

the antitype, was sacrificed in tbi lay that the Paschal lanib was 

coflifc— in tbo vigor of ma;: it apart 

I not in his infancy with tl 2 lb ..:...• f .' lV er. 

,,.,,,, ':'■ Ichem, nor at aii old age when This we understand as typifying the 

given ii. Of all | 3 toil had wasted bis human sacrificing of Christ ; "fur even Christ 

in the legal eei uadcr vitality and physical strengUi. It al- our Passover is sacrificed for us." 

the strength and sufficiency j l Cor. 
than that of the ' ( "" r ' s, > on whom was laid the in- Tfie passover was to be killed on 

which was. typical uf "Christ iquily of usWl" Mie "bath D*orne our' the fourteenth daH ofthfemontb,! 

acrificod ''■ '•■ irric 'd "" ; ' sonOWs:" J 12: '\£,) pointing cut the prceise^day 



'l'li«* Piuisovef and lti«» l,or«S'-» 

Nup|»t-r. .No. «.». 

Th< niport of :ho jia.*.-^' \ . r 






L 



' O'l ' c 
: lamb 



notiei '' "' ' : "* m which our Passover was to be 

. s;u .|i|i- ft'H without blemish — per- frfieed. It has been fliown that the 

. .-; -;•; , standard of ' fourteenth day, the day on which the 

,,^ r Iging"' This denoted the spotless passover was killed, was called 'the 

1 The livin" lamb. "Your lamb P up 'tj °' Qtoiet, by whose precious r4ay Of the pt^phrafton," and Wie 



shall be without blemish, a male of 
the first year: ye shall take it out 
from the shcr-p or from the goats.' 



blood, "as of a lamb without blemish 
aud without spot," we have been re- 
deemed from our "vain conversation, 



They were permitted "to received .by, tradition" (1 Pet. 1: 
either a lamb Of a. kid; but the l IS)— from the galling yoke of sin. 



ace, "Your lamb shall be with- 
out blemish," seems to favor the use 
of lambs ; and as Christ is frequently 
under the emblem of a 

La ntb and never uuder that of a kid 

p 

it would appear that lambs were 

d. Be this as it may, 

•liiu was to be taken from that 

class of animals which was afterward 

pronounced clean, representing the 



No unholy, unjust, or evil thought, 
desire, word, or action, ever marred 
the perfection of the sinless, ban. 



preparation of the r ;" but by 

examination we find that he was cru- 
cified on "the preparation of the \ 
over; therefore it follows that he 
crucified on the fourteenth day of the 
month, the day on which the passo- 
ver must be killed. Matthew speaki 
of the day following the day of the 



spotless Lamb of God : be was with- 1 crucifixion, as follows: "Now the 



out blemish. lu order to know 
whether the victims were without 
blemish, it was necessary to ex- 
amine them closely ; so was Christ 
examined before Caiaphas, Pilate, 
and ITerod, and vet there was no 



chosen people of the Lord ; and not fault found in the man : h 



from the unclean, which represented 
the fJentile nations. Thus was clear- 
ly taught in figure, what was also 
foretold by prophecy, that < 
should be the seed of Abraham : "The 
Lord thy Ood will raise up unto thee 



e was sacri- 
ficed, a victim without blemish, to 
bear the sins of many. Matth. 21 ; 24, 
Lu. 23: 4, 14, 15; 22, John 18 
10 : •!. 6, Hebrew " : 28. 

The lamb was to be set apart in 
the tenth day ofthe month, (Ex. I 
which was in the fourth day or 



next day, that followed the day ofthe 
preparation, the chief priests and 
Pharisees came together unto Pilate."' 
Matth 27 : G2. As the day "that fol- 
lowed the day of the preparation" 
was the next day after the crucifixion, 
the crucifixion was on "the day of the 
preparation ;" but "the day of the 
preparation" was on the four; 
day of the month, therefore Christ 
ruciGed ou the fourteenth Jay of 
the month, the day on which 

the type was slain. This will be fid 
■ eloped and demonstrated here- 
after. 

The • to be sacr'; 

"in the evening." or "between the 



a prophet from the midst of thee, 

thy b like unto me; unto him I ing that in which : 

shall ye hearken." Petit. 18: 1 -minting a y 

nnd 19th, v< lay, would represent Christ's en- 

"I will i a up a prophet from \ trance upon his public" mini^ry, 

like unto thee, I which was in the fourth year before ' time, as We have abundantly proven, 

»riH P ut ' in llis month; that in which he was sacrificed for us. I referred to the middle ofthe afternoon. 

nnd he Bhall Ppeak unto them all that Matthew Henry, according to the I the ninth hour ofthe day. This 



two evenintrs.'' Ex. 12:0. This 



b< in. And il 

e\ir will 

.to my word-;, which he 

shall -I will rcquin 



naive Con r. entury, under- I pointed to the hour of the day in 

the desi-na- I w hici) iix : 
sua to be d yield up his lite, have 

in the purpose and in the prom- f his blood shed, to prepare a token 



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, ;lsly pa , ad wonders, and i . of Christ. 

ZuZl n^y SLftt wool, Ota,) which Cod did by hhn La the I ue iumb w*« not MM*, te hurn«, 



erwigfi be destroved. "Aud I )'W, W ye yoursehes also know : 

the ninth hour Jeaua cfi , livcred by tf»fl 

loud . ■. feg, Kli, Hi, ••■ I'dnate counsel and foreknowlcd g« 

bachthaui f that is Do ,uv, My fed, of God, ye have taken aud by wicked 
iny God, why hast thou fotaak If have crucified and slum." Acts 

And "Jesus when be had cried 2 : 22, 23. 
again with a loud voire, yielded up l n reference to the pussover it was 

the Ghost." Matth. 27 : 46, 50. It sa id : "Neither shall ye break a bon« 



is clear that he expired on the cross, 
not only on the day, but, also, at the 



thereof." Ex. 13:4ti: Num. «:12. 
This wars expressly said to be fulfilled 



very hour specified in the law for the , i u Christ : "But when they came to 
sacrificing of the passOver. sub, and saw that he was dead al- 

The first ob of the ; ,-ady, they brake not his Iflgl ; but 

over, in fegyjpt, was not coniraeuaora- ; on( . f tlie soldiers with a spear, 
tivej and as a test of fidelity and a pierced his side, and forthwith came 
condition of safety, there was nothing I thereout blood and water 



For these things were done that the 
scripture should be fulfilled, A bone 
of him shall not be broken." John 
l'J: 3fl 

"The sprinkling of (he blodd was 
typicHl. (1.) It farftfl >.ot enoiiirli that 



in it that would require these partic- 
ular times to be enjoined for tl 
lectiugofthe , and the killing 

of the passover ; but as God I 
purpose in all his appointments, aud 
as he intended tbis sacrifice to be a ( 

type of Christ, he fixed the time of, it was shed, but it mu- 
the most Important services eo as to denoting tie appjicntyn of tl 

. , . , e i-i otGhrist's death to our souls; we 

meet, .n point of tune, the facts wh.eh *S>*W ng ^ ^^ 

they typified. | n &'.) l\ prinkled with 

it was to be killed by "the whole Q /,„,„•/, of />.'/■-•>■",", ( ™r. 82,) ' ; 
jsembiy of the congi loflsra- dtittttog Mm benefits 

I oi Christ, ( and privileges p d by 



"the whole multitude of them i 
and led him unto i'ilatc ;" "Aud they 



blood of Christ. (3.) It was to be 
sprinkled on the <! denoting 

the open profession we are to make 



' •* x lit* open UIUICOOIUU « v ..i> >" ...>...». 

cried out al! at once, saying, Away : ot - f a ith j n Christ, and ob« 
with this man, aud release unto us ( him, as those that are not as: 

Barabbaa." Lu. 23: 1. 1 Poter " u h j m - 

... ,. , ,. ' It was to be sprinkled on the hntel 

allus.ou to this, in addressing the ; .^ „,,. ,„/,;„/,, bul not on the 

'ineu of 1 aid: "The (Jad of threth'dd I whieh cautions 

Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, j Urt l( , ^ke heed of Irum/ii, 

Iod of our fathers, bath gloriGfcd ;oud of ; ia*t, Jleb 

..! ; whom ve delivered up l< - I rf.^hnl 

.' . - . ' us to us (5 rbe biood thus 

aud deumd him m 

late, when he was determined to. let : va , i()n ,,,- ,)„, | ~ ( v ,-litt-s from tM de- 

hini go. UuL ye who hud D 

One, and the Just, and desired a ; do t'beiv u here the blood wa 

muni. > you; and the bl i e spr.ukl, 

, •,/ / i I. r it lence, it will bq i 

killed ih^ r.n.eeot llf. , rurM . 

hath raised from I , tna (iuv Hl|( | tin dWUlU I of hell 



Horn, ti : l.' 



i the 
• :i K\. 



Al o .,n the day of I'ciitceuHt the, l.'unij 

heur tli, ;h, olemu fi upou the 



or thrown away, or merely to Ue look- 
ed upou, but to be fed up 

- l.y faith feed upon Christ, , 
slain Lauib, or v. ■ to life iq u 

"Then said J i them, Verily, 

verily, I say nuto you 
the flesh of the Son of man, aud 
drink his blood, ye have no life iu 
you. W eth my flesh, aud 

drinkcth my blood, hath eternal life ; 
and I will rftise him up at the la 
daw Tor my flesh is meat indeed 
uud my blood is drink indeed. He 
that eateth my flesh, aud driuketh 
my blood, dwelleth in me, and I iu 
him. As the lipng Father hath sent 
me, and as I live by the Father, so 
ho that eateth me, even he shall live 
by me." John A- we re- 

ceive nourishment from food, SO w< 
iuu-' 'urishmeut 

from Christ I : ou him ; whieh 

we do by meditating upou, aud hea 

doing, his will. & who is 

hungry delights in eating aud drink- 
ing, so ho who hungers and thirsts 
after rightec n lights to feed 

upon Cbrif 

It was to be all eaten ; aud if any 
of it remained until morning, it « 
to be burned ; it could be of no 

them afterward, (.Ex. 12: luA 
So it is with those who by faith — a 
living faith — feed upon Christ : they 
must feed on on undivided Christ. "Is 
Christ divided:"' I Cor. 1 : 13. We 
take, not only Christ and his 
crown, but also Christ and his yoke, 
Christ an,. Wenrost i ot Only 

■ 
iu our I "1. So 

1 earing i 
body, tl 
. that th> Iff 
„• mi 

I lii. It \. eed upou 

Chrigt 

■ 

■ 



nciu wiese \vu; e: .x.i/. oen. • ">■ - »— 1 n 

a | Umb, i of duties irfffcrtog ' 



and persecutions which attend a faith- 
ful feasting on him ; for we must be 
partakers of his sufferings, if we 
would I* the recipients of his consola- 
tion. ('2 Cor 1 : 7.) "Beloved, think 
it not Mrange concerning the fiery 
trial which is to try you, as though 
some strange thing had happened 
unto you : but rejoice, inasmuch as 
ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings ; 
that when his glory Bhall be revealed, 
yc may be glad also with exceeding 
joy." 1 Peter 4 : 12, 13. 

It was to be eaten with unleaven- 
ed bread. Leaven is used to denote 
corrupt doctrines, and also malice and 
wickedness; and unleavened bread, 
to denote sincerity and truth. Christ 
in warning his disciples against the 
corrupt doctrines of the Pharisees and 
of the Sadducces.said to them : "Take 
heed and beware of the leaven of the 
Phariseess and of the Sadducees, and 
of the Sadducees." Matth. 16: 6. 
Paul also said ; "Purge out therefore 
the old leaven, that ye may be a new 
lump, as yc are unleavened. For 
even Christ our Passover is sacrificed 
for us ; therefore let us keep the feast, 
not with old leaven, neither with the 
leaven of malice and wickedness ; but 
with the unleavened bread of sinceri- 
ty and truth." 1 Cor. 5:7, 8. In 
the performance of all our Chris- 
tian duties, and in the enjoyment 
of all our Christian privileges, we 
must be sincere and upright in heart. 
The hypocrite's doom is lamentable 
in the extreme. 

It was to be eaten "with bitter 
herbs," in remembraace of their bitter 
bondage in Egypt. So must we feast 
upon Christ with bitter, pungent sor- 
row and brokeness of heart, in re- 
membrance of our rigorous service 
while in bondage to Satan. The remem- 
brance of the bitternne3s of their bond- 
age, rendered their liberty more pleas- 
ant, and the bitter herbs, the passovcr 
more palatable : so the remembrance 
of our wickedness and bondage to 
corruption, renders our liberty in 



Christ more delightful, and our feast- 
ing upon him, soul-satisfying. 

It was to be eaten in haste, and in 
a deputing posture. So should we 
eagerly feed upon Christ by partaking 
of the rich provisions furnished and 
offered to us in the Gospel ; and with 
waiting, willing, anxious hearts, we 
should embrace the earliest opportuni- 
ty to depart from sin, and the service 
of that Pharaoh who is king over the 
Egypt of all vice and folly, of all crime 
and corruption of every sort and ev- 
ery name. 

In short, the living lamb without 
blemish, was typical of the living 
Lamb of God, who was holy, harm- 
less, spotless, undefiled, and separate 
from sinuerB. The sacrificing of this 
unblemished victim and the nature of 
all the concomitant services connect- 
ed therewith, were typical of the 
death of the God-man, the only victim 
in heaven or earth — in the wide uni- 
verse of God — that could satisfy the 
demands of Divine Justice. The 
feasting upon the lamb, after it was 
sacrificed, and the connected obser- 
vances, were typical of all the gra- 
cious benefits of the atonement made 
by the sacrificing of Christ our Pass- 
over, who is sacrificed for us. 

The feast of unleavened bread for 
seven days, and the abundant offer- 
ings during the feast, were a type of 
the Christian life, which is a life of 
love — a life of sincerity, free from all 
envy and ill-will, and from the leaven 
of malice, and wickedness, and hypoc- 
risy. The waving of the sheaf, the 
first-fruits of harvest, we regard as 
being a type of the resurrection of 
Christ the flrst-fruits from the dead. 
(1 Cor. 14 : 23). The sheaf was 
waved on the morrow after the Sab 
bath, which was the 16th day of the 
month; so "Christ the first-fruits" 
arose from the dead and manifested 
himself to his disciples on the morrow 
lifter the Sabbath, which was also the 
first day of the week. (Matth 28 : 1, 
Jno. 20 : 19.) 

W> no» eave this general outline 



with the reader, in hope that he will 
continue to investigate this subject for 

I himself, and that he mav purge out 
the old leaven that may yet be found 

! in his heart, and feast upon "Christ 
our Passover," who "is sacrificed for 
us." "Blessed are they who hunger 
and thirst after righteousness' ; for they 
shall be filled." Matth. 5 : C. 



Editorial Correspondence. 

Brother Assistant: We have been 
thinking of you much since we left 
the office. How we do wish that 
during our abscence, none of our cor- 
respondents may forget to give his 
name or address, or tell half what he 
wants, and compel you to gues s at 
the remainder. Hope, too, that none 
will presume that we remember the 
contents of all previous letters receiv- 
ed during the past year, but will plain, 
ly and explicitly state what he wants, 
just as though we had never known 
him before. And then when changes 
of addresses are desired, hope it will 
be remembered that we need the post- 
office, wherefrom as well as whereto 
the address is to be changed. If those 
things would be observed by all our 
correspondents much labor would be 
spared you. 

And especially have we been made 
to think of you, and of the Compan- 
ion family since we have been permit- 
ted to breathe this pure Maryland, 
country air, and enjoy the comfortable 
habitations and hospitalities of the 
good people of this community. We 
are living on the fat of the land, with 
absolutely nothing to do but eating 
and talking, neither of which you know 
we regard as labor, while you are con- 
fined to the narrow walls of the edi- 
torial sanctum. But never mind, be 
encouraged, keep in good spirits, we 
expect to recuperate so that when we 
return, we shall be able to take charge 
of the office for a while, and allow you 
a furlough. 

We are surrounded by muny temp- 
tations. Poor dyspeptic! Rich vi- 
ands are set before us on every table. 
J So far we have been enabled to resist 



thera to a healthful degree, and the 
superfluous luxuries of coffee and tea 
in every instance. If we cannot be- 
come a reformer, perhaps we may 
still reform ourself, which, if every 
one would do, the work would be ac- 
complished. 

We made our landing paint at Ha- 
gerstown on Friday evening, were 
met by brother Benjamin Emmert 
and conveyed to brother Samuel Em- 
mert's in Funkstown, where we met 
in public worship in the evening. — 
The weather was bad, and the congre- 
gation was small, but the greetings of 
the brethren and sisters kind and 
warm. 

We made our head-quarters at 
brother Emmert's during our stay at 
Funk3town. On Saturday we visited 
sister Ella Williams, one of our 
most worthy contributors, and our 
agent at this place. We found her 
an invalid, giving more promise for 
the life which is to come than for that 
which now is. Had meeting on Fri- 
day and Saturday evenings, and on 
Sunday forenoon. At that time breth- 
ren David Long and Daniel Wolf, 
ministers from the Manor congrega- 
tion, and brother Harmon from Welsh 
Run congregation were also with us. 
The attendance was respectable and 
with considerable interest In the 
evening (Sunday) brother Stouffer 
conveyed us to Fahrney's meeting- 
house, stopping by the way at the 
house of brother Daniel Stoufl'er, one 
of the ministers in the Beaver Creek 
congregation, and the moat popular 
auctioneer in W^MhiqgtOO Co. How is 
that for news, an auctioneer and a 
"Dunkard" preacher ? It is all right, 
however, for it is by consent of the 
church, and brother .Stouffer is amen- 
able to the church for any misconduct 
or impropriety indulged in while en- 
I in his business. We presume 
it is not necessary that an auctioneer 
should make a monkey of himself in 
order to become tgood salesman. 

In the evening we bad a meeting at 
Fuurnwy'snioeting-bouBo, bro. Myers' 



remaining to fill an appointment at 
Funkstown. It therefore fell to our 
lot to try to preach. We had good 
attendance and excellent order and at- 
tention. After meeting we went home 
with Dr. Daniel P. Fahrney, who re- 
sides on the old homestead where the 
famous old Dr. Peter Fahrney, used to 
reside. We made our home with the 
Doctor for several days He enjoys 
a good practice an enviable reputation. 
Hope he will not content himself with 
having a good name here but will also 
secure a right to the name which is 
above all others. His wife has al- 
ready chosen that good part. 

This is the principal meeting place 
in this branch of the church, (Beaver 
Creek). We have now made the ac- 
quaintance of all their ministers ; who 
are Jos. H. Wolf and Andrew Cost, 
Bishops, Leonard Emmert, Daniel 
Stouffer, Ed. S. Miller and Samuel 
Foltz, all zealous supporters of the 
cause. Brother Wolf is aged and 
feeble. Poor brother Cost, how we 
do feel for him. A heart and a soul 
big enough to take him around the 
world, but hardly physical strength 
enough to hold soul and body togeth- 
er. He accompanied us from Satur- 
day during the meetings, and the long- 
er we were with him the better we 
loved him. 

Now, brother editor, if you have 
not time to write any better editorial 
than this, you may publish it, but do 
not insert it and then blame us for 
spoiling your paper. In our absence 
you will be held accountable for the 
reputation of the paper, and we wish 
you to use your privileges. I am still, 
Yours truly, 

H. R. Hoi.siNdEit. 

Feb. 20th, 1871. 

V I l< ill Ion. 

We invite attention to the Fditorial 
Correspondence in this number i Mpfr 
daily to that part which refers to the 
transaction (if business with ibis office. 
If Mime of our friends would be more 
careful, uud bo MM thai thuy lell M 



clearly what they want — just as they 
would if they thought we knew noth- 
ing about it — they would save us 
much time and trouble, and themselves 
much anxiety and cause of complaint. 
Frequently, by the addition of a few 
words, which would require only a 
few moments, we might be spared a 
half an hour of unpleasant and un- 
profitable labor. J. W. B. 

Answer to Correspondent*. 

F. F. Murray. Thank you It 
was our mistake. We are sendin g a 
paper to John Lehman at Uptoi, Pa. 
and the Post Master informs us that 
there is no such a person living in 
the bounds of the delivery of that 
office. Who knows anything about 
it. 

Jesse Roop. You have credit for 
$10.00 received Feb. 2nd. 

Jos. Strickney. Your name was 
overlooked in transferring the names 
from the old to the new book. Thank 
you for correcting. Give us the name 
and addressof the subscribers you say 
you sent some time ago ; also say if 
you sent the money. We do not know 
who to look for, or who to send the 
back Nos. to. 

Josiah Beeguly. Your name is on 
our subscription book all right. We 
will send back Nos. Think they will 
come all right now. 

John Harley. It was an oversight. 
Thank you for calling attention to it. 
Hope all will be right now. 

Mus. Belle Ripple. The money 
came to hand about the time you 
mentioaed and your name entered, but 
was missed in transferring to our new 

book 

Pan'l Trump. All right, you need 
not send it back. 

Isaac Bartow. Yes, it came We 
are sending the ('. F C, as directed 

B. Teeter. It is all right; the 
Pious Youth for Feb. is behind time. 

C. Hoover. Who sent you and 
Isaac Steel's name, and did you pay, 
we have no account ol you We have 
now entered your names at Willa- 
mau. 

D. N Yothehs: Tour subscription 
in paid for both Tolumcs, fix and mjv- 
en. We have no farther rbargva 
uguinsl you. 



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C'lilUbTl AJN 1- A .\ 1 1 1 , \ C< ) M T A M ( ) N . 



c o k u i: S r n p i: \ U i: . 

/.'/■ r ; \ - before .-ta- 

teii through the l in No * 

Vol 8, by brother Harper, that the 
brethren there Lai dec dad bo build ;i 
-. aad still Boeing the 
-n;it necessity of it, have determined 
nexl spring. Wo again met 
I in the 2'<rd of December, to 
sec w hat means we would be able to 
raise. The I reihre* •uUacribed liber- 
ally ; lull ljuinft lew iu number, weatiU 
lai k -Kill dollar- - 

Therefore, we have decided tp make 
another appeal; and I have been re- 
quested to address the Brotherhood 
through the Pomp lb that all 

who have not responded to our former 
st, cap now bave the opportuni- 
ty of aiding us in the work. If each 
one would give only a small ami tint, 
-even down to a dinii — altogether 
would be a great help in our underta 
king, and in spreading the glorioo9 
el of Christ. If some brother in 
each branch would Bee what he could 
iret for us. the amount beiug ever so 
small would be thankfully receued 
All money can be sent to 1). B. Bow- 
Or .1. Vantrump, Harden, Bay 
M ... which will be acknowledged 
through the Companion. 

S B SlIKKKEY. 

Money received : 

From P. P. JJrumbagh, $1 

" Joseph Miller, 1 

" Solomon Garber, 2 

" John Oaks, 2 



Holt Co. Mo. brethren 30 



$3c oo 

♦♦♦ — 

Brother Hohinger : As it is alwaj's 
very encourageing to me, to hear of 

' the Kingdom of our 
d Lord and Master. I have also 
concluded to give an item ofthoprog- 
• i Zion in this part of God's mor- 
al vineyard. \Ve commenced a I 
of meeting* on the 27th of January, 
I until the 4th of Febru- 
ry, with very encouraging results. — 
lire I, G : M j "!-. and Jacob 

llinchold were with us from a dist- 
ance, i I by our own btet hren : 
they till labored very faithfully with 
us in presenting the truth as it ; s in 
( * hr i and many were p 
fully wrought upon. Three preeioils 
souls were made willing to renounce 
the kingdom of darkne--. and to enlist 
under the banner of King Lmmamiel; 
and many more were a I most persua- 



ded to bocoma < 'liri.-tians. Slay the 
Lord carry 90 bis go id woik 1. 
our midst, and qol here only, but 
thai in, in. rna) \. I be 

bl out from nati u kness 

He marvelous Itg 
pel. So, dear brethren 1, 
let us all be right faithful in our call- 
ing, that we may so let oui lightashine 
that men may Bee our good works, 
and glorify our Father which fa fa 
Heaven ; tint we :n iv be instrument- 
al in bringing others into the vineyard 
of our master. We all have our tal- 
ents to improve. Let us not bury 
our talents, but improve them while 
it is called to-day; for the night is 
coming wherein no man can work, 
when we shall all be called to give aB 
account of our stewardship; Oh ! may 
tl e Lord Impress it solemnly upon our 
every heart to work for the salvation 
of our fellow meu, is the prayer of 
your unworthy brother in Christ. 

Wll. -V Cl.K.MMKK. 
Sovou Spirit* oiCiod. 
Brother Jlrnrij .- 1 noticed a que- 
ry some time ago, in which the que- 
rist wanted to kuow the view of 
the Brethren concerning the seven 
Spirits of Cod, spoken of in Rev. -1 :;">. 
Feeling it our duty when called upon 
to answer queries punctually, al- 
though 1 have not been punctual, and 
my reason was this, I always would 
rather hear the views of my brethren 
aud sisters. Since the query has not 
been answered, and is probably for- 
gotten by some, though not by the 
querist who probablv felt and still 
feels disappointed, I would feel a 
willingness to give my views. If 
not correct, convince 1110 by the word 
of God that I am wrong and I will 
yield. 

1. Love: "God is Love." Juo. 4:10. 

2. Truth: "A God of truth.'' Deut, 
32 : 4. 

3. Mercy ;."Be ye therefore merci- 
ful, as your Father also is merciful." 
Luke 0: 30. 

4. Wisdom: "For alter that iu the 
wisdom of God.'' 1 Cor. 1:24 

.">. Power : "Christ the power ol 
I •' 1 Cor. 1:24 

C. Justice: "Justice and judgment ' 
are ths habitation of thy throne: 
cy aud truth shall go before thy I 
Ps. s.i : 14. 

7. Peace: "The 'everlasting Father, 
D of I'eace." Isaiah 5) : ,; . 

\\ • notice there are .-even spirits; 
dwelling in the Supreme being of J 



God, which constitute bis eternal, 
living principle, or Nature, which is 
divine; heuce the word of the Lord 
itttribu'i s the 1 Attri- 

bute-) to him, whieli constitutes his 
Divine Nature. 

Aaron Bkrki . cn.r. 
/'■ '(a, Ohio. 



From 1 li<- Auiief 11111 Church. 
! ran III in Co., I'a. 

Brother Henry .- It is encourage- 
ing tome to read church news, and 
■ I" dally such news as causes the 
angels to rejoice. What can be more 
joyful to read than to hear that poor 
sinners are converted 10 God. On 
New Years day we baptized seven. 
At that time we bad a series of meet- 
ings in our arm of the church. The 
brethren came to our assistance, and 
up to this time we have baptized 
twenty-nine in all, and there yet re- 
main others who are seriously im- 
pressed, and arc not far from the 
kingdom. Oh ! that the Lord would 
continue to work among us ; for 
there are so many around us who are 
occupying unsafe ground — walking 
00 slippery ways in dark places. 
How many we see whose gray hairs, 
and furrowed cheeks indicate their 
Bhort stay here, aud yet they seem to 
delay their return to God! We shall 
still coutinue our petitions to the 
Lord in their behalf. In this pro- 
tracted effort of the ministry, the 
church has become alive and much 
revived. Oh ! how we should bless 
and praise God for the love and un- 
ion which now prevail among us, 
and for the increase of God's people, 
May we feel more and still more zeal- 
ous in the cause of Christ; helping 
those that need spiritual help, and in 
this way we can glorify God iu our 
bodies and spirits which are his. 
Fraternally yours. 

I. P. Ol.LKK. 

— ^1 ♦• ■*■ tm •- 

Sulibadi School. 

1 wish to call the attention of the 
brethren to the subject of Sabbath- 
schools, requesting them to give us, 
through "^he Companion, the best 
plan for organising and conducting 
Sabbath-schools. 1 am a ftiend of 
Sabbuih-schools, aud desire to see 
them conducted in the u.o^t interest- 
ing manner possible. Let several 
brethren write and give us their best 
instruction. 

Jacob Baiir. 

M»UUon, lni'-a. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



141 



Keplr to B. F. Koons. 

My answer was, "Two, viz : Caleb 
and Joshua;*' and so I still say, and 
so every body preaches. la volume 
C, page 790, brother Koons in his re 



Next we will refer you to the book hardened ; so I will live in hope- 

of Joshua 14 : 3, "For Moses bad giv- that, ere long, some true minister of 

en the inheritance of two tribes and a the truth as taught by the Sa\ 

half tribe on ti.o other side Jordan; miy come this way, and.be able to 

but unto the Levites he gave none ia- turn Borne from darkness. 



ply to my answer c intends that there heriiance anion.' them.'' There are 
were others, who were over 20 years i numbers of other texts which go to , 
old when they left Egypt, that enter- prove that the Levites were not count- | 
ed the promised land, "even the whole ed Israelites, but let this suffice for the 
tribe of Levi. If the Levites did enter , 
the promised land, they were not in- 
cluded in the number of the Israelites 
who left Egypt. It is always under- 
stood that there were 000,000 men 
above 20 years old that left Egypt; 
of these only two entered the prom- 
ised laud. 

Xow I will admit that the Levites 

were not included in this number: ■ 

A -,i A 4 . ., ''way. Mav the Lord add his bii - 

and wdl endeavor to prove that thev . ■> - 

is inv prayer. Amen. 



I >ica. 



J. N. Crossv 




urbs for their cattle. Fearing my re- 
marks will become tedious, I will add 
no more at present, but hope if my 
views are wrong, some brother will 
be good enough to put me. in the right 



were not counted Israelites. To do 
this we will go back to the 49th chap. 
of Gen. where Jacob blessed bis sons, 
and we find that Levi had no blessing, 
for some reason best known to that 



A. I). Mili.br. 



Antioch, fr'l. 



Dear ttrbther Hohinqrr .- 1 was 



old patriarch himself. This is one t down in Missouri la=t "December, n> 



strong proof that they were not to be 
counted with the rest of the tribes. 

Also by referring to the 13th chap. 
of Num., where Moses .-cntout the 12 
spies, to spie out the laud of Canaan, 
there was no spy sent from the tribe 
01 !■ vi, bmt in lieu thereof, he sent a 
spy of the tribe of Ephraini, which I 
understand was a grandson of Jacob, 
ph's Son. Sum 3:9. 'And thou 
shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and 
to his sons ; tbey are wholly given 
unto him out of the childrt D of Israel." 
12th verse, "And I, behold, I have 
taken the L'evit68 from among the 
children of Israel, instead of 



far n- where ibo brethren are in Clin- 
ton Co. They have some line coun- 
try there, and there are some fine, 
large farms for Falc there, on fair 
terms ; some of which would suit for 
good Pa. farmers' homes. There are 
places that have plenty of timber and 
stone. The timber on the west and 



would not be amiss to publish in the 
Companion. I will therefore give 
you the notes as I received them from 
him. 

Left home on Dec. tl 
in company with Joseph and Andrew 
Myers, to visil the Tulpenhockm 
church, Lebanon county. Pa. Ar- 
rived at M -i station, at half 
past three P. M. Were met by 
brethren John Zug, and Martin "W it- 
ters, and were conveyed to \\ 
home and family. After supper left 
for the first appointment in the Tul- 
penhocken met- se : had 
attendance. Afrer meeting, was tak- 
en to brother Jonathan Hertzler's, 
(father of William and John Hertz'er 
ministers) for the night. Next morn- 
ing • ! inuary the fii taken to 
the I !■ 



falsing country. The price and 
terms are favorable, where the ini- 
naents are not of much value. 
i to make a very desirable 
farm, in a of cultivation, 

and a cheap order of build mars there- 
can !.■ 1. mffhl for $20.00 to 
botn that openeth the matrix anion per acre : with railroads plen- 



tbe children of Israel ; tberefo I 
Levites shall be mine." lu the l. r >th 

9nd that the Levi' 
be numbered from a month old and 
upward. In the 39th verso we find 



north of good prairie, make it a great attendan 

er Samuel ^ 
and i:: the after-noon to the Ri 
meeti' ■. 11a I met tfng in the 

after-noon, and also in the evening: 
had a crowded bouse, but got d atten- 
tention. After mee nt home 

with brother Daniel FTostetler ; 

:• night, and -ning we 

were again conveyed to the T . 

i house. II 
forenoon, and b 
ken to brother I 

Afi.r dinner, left I 



ty, and all the conveniences common- 1 
ly found Tl e brethren there, are I 
anxious to ha\ ■ | th, to 

come and settle among them I 
would also stale* that we bavs here, ' 



that the number of the Levites as in C» ' wn, better land than 1 >■ ! per, and I 

they were numbered "were twenty saw in Mo., a.-.ywhere, and 
and" two thousand." it in its wild -tide Hut, we ha- 

Mow it appears by reading the Christian church hero, and, t h.- 
concluding part never orningat 

that the Levites wi bare ' Daniel A 

ted In the place of the first born of th • who 

child] ' Israel, as an offering badtbeopp r{un ich- 

I era have • iltc skep 

Lord spake a ring, Take still, the truth In ivould 

tnl . 

lh \ e thai ■ be 

pel 

uuioug iheej.jj effect tl wi j p'tce. — the meeua^ still on • 

• 'LflWfw TOfflrJBTrf? n - r^tJTgrna 



om among the children 

Of I ruel, und them. 

1 1th) "Thus sliah 



time with 

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with old brother Hertzler. January 
4th, meeting at same place in the 
morning. After meeting west toJoel 
und in the afternoon went to 
vi-it an old friend. I'pon inquiry as 
to whether he is still satisfied without 
the fold* ot the ehureh. he made an- 
swer that lie .still intends to become ■ 
brother before he dies. Took supper 
with him and too of his daughters that 
still live with him, and are members 
of the church. Evening meeting at 
the same place, when also our old 
brother David Kshlermeu, brother 
Win. Nice, joined our preaching force. 
Pound a very large audience assem- 
bled. Had good order at all the meet- 
ing! »t this place. It seemed as if we 
had a God-fearing people before us; 
aud hope ihe seed sown will spring 
up and not soon wither away. After 
this our last meeting at this place, 
were taken by brother Levi Hertzler 
to his home for the night. Next 
morning, the 5th, brother Hertzler 
took us to the Heidleburg meeting- 
house, where we had meeting in the 
forenoon; after meeting, went home 
with brother John Witters, took din- 
ner and supper, and then went to 
meeting. Met a full house and atten- 
tive congregation. Corns back to 
brother Witters, and his mother also, 
a sijter, stayed all night. Jan. 6th, 
meeting in the forenoon at the same 
place. After meeting were taken by 
brother John Gibblo to his point; and 
were taken back for the evening meet- 
ing, and met an attentive congrega- 
tion for the last meeting, and have 
given farewell to meet where parting 
will be no more. Were taken by 
brother Samuel Kurtz, to his home. 
Next morning on our homeward way, 
stopped in with our old brother John 
/Cug ; bad a short season of devotional 
exercises; thence to Lebanon. Dined 
with sister ELoSS, and then were ac- 
companied by brother Kurtz aud wife, 
and si6tcr Ross, to the depot. Took 
the cars at 12 o'clock, and arrived 
safely at home in the evening. Found 
all well, and were gladly received. — 
Thanks be to God for his kind protec- 
tion. Should have bad mentioned 
that brother Eshleman and Nice re- 
mained at last place of meeting, to 
continue several days longsr. 

Levi Hekt/.i.kk 
hi'-hland, Lebanon Co., Pa. 

BtvOter Henry : As wo all feel 
interested '" ,n '' sjflfers of our fellow- 



man, especially in a spiritual point of 
view, and as we love to hear of tho 
success of the churches in the acces- 
sion of members and of the revival of 
God's grace in our midst, we feel like 
communicating a few thoughts in ref- 
erence to our series of meetings, held 
in this branch of God's moral vine- 
yard, namely, Kagle creek, Hancock 
Co , Ohio, commencing Jan. 28th, 
and ending Feb. 5th, brother James 
Quinter arrived on the 28th, and com- 
menced the series of meetings, and 
on the 30th, brother Joseph Kauff- 
man came to his assistance and both 
labored very earnestly and zealously 
for the cause of Christ during the 
meetings, which were well attended 
and good order manifested and all 
seemed deeply interested. Though 
the result was not such as we desired, 
but three accessions to the church by 
baptism, yet if there is more joy in 
heaven over one sinner thatrepenteth 
than over ninety and nine just per- 
sons, who have not went astray ; we 
can of a iruth say the result was good : 
so precious in the sight of heaven is 
the return of the prodigal But we 
hope the impressions made on many, 
are lasting, and will finaly result in 
their return to God. We hope and 
pray that the good seed sown, may 
be as "bread cast upon the waters, 
that it may be gathered many days 
hence." May the Lord enable us all 
to heed the instructions and exhorta- 
tions, so faithfully delivered unto us 
by the brethren, that we may be fully 
aroused to a sense of our duty, serve 
God as he directs, and let our light 
so shine, that others may see our 
good works and bo constrained to go 
with us and glorify God. 

S. T. Bosserman. 

Dunkirk, Ohio. 

* » 

Brother Hoteinger : I greatly feel 
the need of the Companion, since I 
have moved to this place, as there 
are no brethren in this part of the 
country. Speaking of this factorings 
me to think of the missionary cause, 
which is so neglected by our breth- 
ren. As an instance of this, 1 would 
say, that I am living about half way 
between the Sangamon county and 
Bond county churches, being about 
thirty-five miles from one, and about 
forty-five miles from the other — both 
old standing churches, and there is 
scarcely any body In the neighbor- 
hood, that ever heard the brethren 
preach Now I do not wish any one 



to think that I am trying to impeach 
the brethren, for want of energy to 
spread the Gospel : to the contrary, 
they are very energetic, but the 
trouble is, the labor and expense falls 
too much on the laboring brethren 
under the present system of spreading 
the gospel. Hence the necessity of 
adopting some other plan. Where 
could we find a person that never 
heard a Methodists preach ? I pre- 
sume it would be a difficult matter to 
find one. The reason is obvious. 
Then let us learn from their example. 
With these few poorly written and 
scattering remarks, I close, subscrib- 
ing myself, Yours truly, 

Wm. S. Beanblosbom. 
NoLomis, III. 

Slander. 

Dear readers of the Companion 
having so often been encouraged on 
my weary pilgrimage, through the 
lovely admonitions, wholesome ad- 
vice, and encouragement from the pens 
of dear brethren and sisters, that I 
too ought to cast in my mite, has long 
been impressed upon my mind ; but 
feeling my inability to write for pub- 
lic perusal, I have hitherto declined. 
In Companion No 3 present Vol., is 
an article written by a sister, on slan- 
der, which I think contained much 
good sentiment. 

Cruel, indeed, is he who will, with 
harsh words and bitter reproaches, 
wound the heart of his fellow crea- 
tures ; but far more cruel yet is he 
who assists in circulating an unfavor- 
able report, though it be merely by 
insinuation or assent, thereby encour- 
aging what another may say. I think 
no one can as fully realize the keen 
anguish of such wounds as those who 
have waded through deep waves of 
sorrow, or as highly appreciate the 
noble, who stand faithful through 
storms of adversity, as in sunshine, 
testing the validity of the slanderous 
gossip, before giving it room in their 
heart, much less in their conversa- 
tion. How very careful wc, as chris- 
tians, ought to be in speaking of others. 
We will have encugh of evil to an- 
swer for, without having assisted in 
casting stain on an innocent charac- 
ter, or in binding bundles to lay on 
the already bunlencned shoulder. 
When we are tempted to speak re- 
proachfully of others, let us endeavor 
to place ourselves in their stead ; re- 
membering that they have many se- 
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of. In this manner we may heal the 
wounded heart, instead of crushing it 
still more deeply into despondency. 
I have written through love, not ex- 
cluding self, or with a design of cen- 
suring any one, but merely endeav- 
oring to impress this important matter 
upon the minds of many I love. May 
God grant us grace to keep a watch 
over our words as well as actions, and 
finally admit us into his glorious king- 
dom, where we shall err neither in 
word or deed, is the prayer of your 
unworthy sister. 

Sallie Tibbals. 
Franklin Grove, Ills. 

Brother Henry .1 see in the Com- 
panion many calls from the west for 
preaching the Gospel. I will say we 
are as needy of a preacher here in 
Cumberland Co , 111., as anywhere 
else. We do not live as far iu the 
west as some do ; and we have a 
good country, a rail road convenient, 
and another under contemplation. 
David Rothrock. 

Hazledell, III. 



Queries. 

Is it in accordance with the Gos- 
pel, for a brother to participate with a 
person, who is a member of another 
denomination, in holding prayer meet- 
ings, reading the words of eternal 
truth and thereby exhorting ? 

A full explanation desired through 
the Companion. 

Jacob T. Mykus. 

Somerset, I'a 



Brother Henry : I should like for 
some brother to give an explanation 
of John 4 : 37, 38 : "And herein is that 
saying true , One soweth and another 
reapeth. I sent you to reap, that 
whereon ye bestowed no labor, other 
men labored, and ye are entered iuto 
their labors." 

L. B. Kei'I.oule. 

Will some brother answer through 
the Companion, whether it is right, 
and according to the Gospel, for 
brethren to wear soldier overcoats, or 
any soldier cloth ; or is it not in fash- 
ion with the world '( 

.1 S K KIM 

< entropolit, ffamoj. 



about Christ preaching to the dead, 
in which he says : "While his body 
lay in the tomb, his quickened spirit 
was with the disembodied antedelu- 
vians in the prison of the underworld." 
Now, I would like for brother Leedy 
to tell us when bis spirit was killed, 
that it hed to be quickened or made 
alive. 

Yours in the bonds of the Gospel. 
J. Thomas. 



MARRIED. 

By the undersigned, on the evening of 5lh 
Of February, Mr. D. F. BURKHART and Miss 
ELLEN JANE 8HAFFER, all of Mineral 
Point, Cambria Co., Pa. 

Stephen Hildebrand. 



On page 21, Vol. 7, C. K. C. bro., 
A. Leedy gives an explanation t> 
ItothrM V I. Robert*! qm-rv, 



DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any cirevmitan- 
cet in connection teilh obituary notice*. We 
uu*/i Id ure all alike, and we could not inter! 
vtrtee with all. 

In the Clear Creek district, Huntingdon, 
county. Iini.. Jan., 29th, of Lung Fever, 
HENRY SPRINKLE, aged 69 years, 4 mo., 
and 13 days, lie led an exemplary Christian 
life for many years- We are glad to know 
that the children and friends need not sorrow 
as those who have no hope. O dear children, 
follow the example of yonr deceased father, 
and yon will meet again to part no more. — 
The subject of this notice, was born in Lan- 
caster countv Pa. He was married to Susan- 
nah Summers, Jan. 'Jnd, 1831. They lived 
in matrimony 23 years, 9 months and 25 days, 
and were blessed with 8 children — 2 son and 
4 daughters. His companion died May 27th, 
1*55. Two Fons and two daughters art still 
surviving the parents. May the Lord enable 
them to live iu Christ, that they may die in 
him, and meet their parents again. Funeral 
services by the Writer, from ReT. 14 : 13, to 
a large and attentive congregation. 

EM. Samuel Murray. 
Vitltor please copy. 

Iu Benton county, Iowa, June 10th, 1870, 
NOAH ALIVE BONSTE1L, infant son of 
brother N. I), and sitter Emetine Bonstell ; 
aged 8 months, and 10 days. Fuueral servi- 
ces by the writer, from 1 P eli r 1 I 24. 'J.V 

Same p ac -On. SUt bro' SAMUEL LONG ; 
aged 45 years. Funeral service* by the same 
and others, from Rev. 14 i 13. The deceased 
was a worthy brother, and is greatly missed 
by the church and his family. He was elec- 
ted to the ministry some years ago ; and al- 
though he seldom spoke, in public, his scat 
was seldom vacant. We hope the loss sus- 
tained by his Mud family and the church, Is 
bis great gain. 

In the Norrlstown Branch of the Mingo 
church, Pa., Jan. 13th. alter a loug illness, 
our belovrd brother J. B. ROTES, 'aged f4 
years. He •adnrad bin lllnaae patiently. We 
hope our loss it bU grrnl gain, and that we 
shall all meet hlui where parting shall be 
known no m..i. Kuneral occasion Improved 
• : . r ■ 1 1 John and Jacob Golwallz, hum 
• Cor. Si 1 W.M.i letniurr. 

At the rest. I. in i oi brr MM, in Washington. 
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poor sister ; but her holy life was the key 
that would unlock every door at a single trial: 
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of Jesus that her courteaacce shone all 
around with the splendor of her Master. Breth- 
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the congregation with the deepest svmpatby; 
they moved macy to tears, in speaking of her 
kindness. Brother StouOer remarked that 
after singing and praying with her, she would 
take hold of his hand and kiss it, saying, 
"Danie. don't make it so long till you come 
again." In this we are reminded of righteous 
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Silected by J. Y. Heckler. 

-•<.i\<- (o.hiui tbat Anketh." 

Oh, stay not thy hand when the wintor windi rude 
Ulow cold through the dwellings of want and despair, 
To a«k if misfortune has come to the good, 
Or folly has wrought the sad wreck that is there. 

When the heart-stricken wanderer ask* thee for bread, 
Jn autnring he bows to necessity's laws ; 
When the wife moans in sickness— the children unfed— 
The cup must be bitter— oh ! ask not the cause. 

When the Savior of men raised his finder to heal. 
Did he ask if the suff'rer was Gentile or Jew ! 
When the thousands were fed, was the bountiful meal, 
To be given «lone to the faithful and true 1 

Oh, scan not too closely the frailtUs of those 
Whose besoms may blend on the cold winter's day : 
But give to the friendless who tells thee his woes, 
And from him that would borrow, oh ! turn not away. 



tor (he Companion. 
NalHiagundi. 

TO A YOUNG BEOTHER. 
BT C. H. BALSBAUGH. 

To answer the questions contained in your 
letter would fill a volume. They are, most of 
them, ot sufficient importance to warrant a re- 

I can do no more, how 



2. There is perhaps no very grave objection 
to hearing a gertnon preached by a minister of • 
another denomination, provided you have suffi- 
cient equanimity to bear its absurdities, and 
sufficient root in truth to prevent your inocula- 
tion with error. As a general thing sectarian 

| preaching is too dry and chaffy for a spirit il- 
| lumined soul, and too adroit and tricky for an 
ignorant one. It will disgust or poison. I would 
rather hear a brother present the truth feebly 
and in fragments, if he can do no better, than to 
listen to an alien preach with the tongue ol ;t 
seraph, so artfully gilding errer and shaping it 
into the semblance of truth as to lead the imag^ 
ination captive, and bring us into sympathy 
with the doctrines and traditions of men. A 
filial spirit will prefer a dry crust of Heaven's 
loaf to the buttered and honeyed impositions of 
those who claim to be wise above what is writ- 
ten. 

3. The doctrine which you heard preached at 
Mechanicsbur£, Fa., asserting the origin of the 



ply through the press. 

ever than simply drop a hint on those of gener-^ Church in the descent ot the Holy Ghost on the 
l taraaT day of Pentecost, is one of the wiles of the <l. vil 

to assist his ministers in getting rid of baptism, 



al interest. 

1. To attend revivals conducted by the Uui 




SoBT^ton~of~wlii<i~t& anxious'-bench is the ioaHy no less than vitally and doctrinally. 
central idea, or an essential concomitant, is a i I How many were present at the pentecostal 
miserable subversion of the Divine order. The • effusion is not definitely stated. A short time 
element of unintelligent excitement is the verj previous one hundred and twenty "continued 
corner-stone of its existence, which debars the with one accord in prayer and supplication." 
soul from that deliberate, Heaven-directed intro« But 'when the d ij - f Pentecost wastully come, 
spection which the deepest and most momen- \they voen all with one sccord in one pit 
tous of human interests demands. The revival- Before his ascension, Christ \\.. en ol 
pf which you speak are the fruit ot wrong prin above five hundred brethren I 

ciples, and oftentimes of wrong impulse* , fori i Cor, 1 5 6 Whether th 
make the atu£ious*benoh a sui seas, its advocates the rime of the Spirit 1 nt,the rec >rd 

must needs appeal to elements in hnnum nature not show, There is bnt feel l the 

that true religion seeks to suppress and eradi- numb. , ted one hundred and 

oate. [f you ieel at home in such a scene, breathe the probability is th. • itUIlesa, ifiaim- 

Ireely i" inch an atmosphere, "you have need material. 

tint one teach you again which be the first 5 You want an explanation ol Lrike 9 62 

principles of the on Heb, 5 p I presume you knou, someU) 



A till, r of the g] his 

i\\ on the proper man- 
agement ol the soil. If yon were to enter 
field with your plough, commence a furrow, and 
instead of fixing your eye on your work, and the 
implement with which it La done, you turn your 
in the opposite direction, aaid Tiabitvalty 
look back, would you he jit for a fawner? I 

. no'* To put one's hand to the plough is 
to b i ted to God, enter his held of ser- 

vice, and this requires "all the heart, all the soul, 
all the mind, all the strength." How much is 
left tor the worhU He that looks back — turns 1 
his d •epest, most controlling personality world- 
. cm he be fit for the kingdom ofj 
! It is well enough for one that follows' 
the plough to stop occasionally and look along 
the furrow he has drawn. It is proper frequent- 

-.. review our course of lite, and profit by the 
discoveries we make. But this is not looking 

k iu the sense rebuked by the text. The 
I : unfit lor the kingdom, is not 

improvement of I he nete lift, but resumption 
of the old. It is not a look that humbles but 
fascinates and wins the soul. It is not a look 
that may enable us to plough better, but one 
that Bhows the style and quality of the man to 
be a product of nature. His eyes and heart are 
with the world, and his hands must needs be 
there too. 

6. My rejoinder to the '-Western Goliath," 
as you term him, appeared in the November 
No. of the VisitOT. It is a dissection of the cal- 
umnies and outr i^eous falsehoods with which re- 
ligious quacks and creed-mongers are incessant - 
lv assailing us. Had the Father of lies no abet^ 
tors in the disguise of religion, such painful, 
nerve-tearing strictures, would not be called tor. 
Would to God that errorists would confine 
themselves to terms which are truly expressive 
ol their anti-christiau dogmas. But they "steal 
the livery of heaven to serve the devil in." 

7. David's vr.other was the daughter of 

who knows > The Bible is silent, and perhaps 

had beta r b •. She is best km wn in the ex- 
emplification oi the lofty virtues oi her royal son 
— the man alter the heart of God. 

8. The word baptize, signifies to immerse, and 
maintain the contrary is as absurd as to con- 
• ! that the river Jordan can be com pre 

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on classic and Judaic baptisms is about as much 
to the point, as if he had attempted to pr 
that we ought to wear only a collar and a spur, 
.use some savages have been found running 
naked. His the weakest argument and the 
greal OW of strength that has recently ap- 

peared. The circumstances connected with the 
institution, are sufficiently clear and significant 
to designate the mode without wading through 
a thousand years of mythological mire. "I 
thank thee, () Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, 
because thou hast hid these things from the wise 
and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes." 

9. My article on Feet washing was addressed 
to "Alexander the Coppersmith," not becai 
the founder of the falsely so>calfed disciple 
church, was a master of that craft, but because 
the personage so named in 2 Tim. 4: 14, did 
the cause of Christ "much evil," and "greatly 
withstood the words" of Heaven's ambassador. 
In this sense, the originator of the disciple sect, 
was "Alexander the Coppersmith," and all his 
adherents bear the same unenviable title. To 
mutilate baptism, and reject teetwashing, is to 
contemn the 'counsel of God," "withstand the 
words" of the Most High, and do "much evil" 
against the truth. 

10. You ask, "What is plagiarism ?" Liter- 
ary theft — a very mean kind of robbery. Claim- 
ing paternity to another's mental offspring. 
Perhaps none of our brethren are guilty of it, 
but some articles in our periodicals have a 
strong plagiaristi'; savor. Making another man's 
suggestions the substratum or warp of our own 
is not plagiarism. I have never known the 
genius that was indebted to nobody for mental 
warp. But to take another's warp and waot, 
and claim it as home born, is a kind of pilfering 
that has its root in the lowest form of egotism. 
When we have appropriated, by mental process, 
the thoughts of another, they are i^art of us. and 
every thought born by such conjunction is our 
own. We reproduce them through our proper 

uad may claim them as much as the 
>u'L physical labor which are the re- 
sult of assimilated elements prepared by others. 
"Whetheis^e eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, 
do all to the glory oi (iod." Then there will 
be no plagiarism. 



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For the Companion. 
Need of the Church. No., 1. 

That the church has not yet accomplished 
the conquest of the world, is not to be denied : 
that she is at the present time immensely inef* 
tlicient is to be deeply deplored. But why this 
want of success 1 What are the causes of this 
inefficiency \ Infidelity finds the solution in the 
position, that, as a saving system, Christianity 
is essentially defective — that, having been 
weighed in the balance of a fair and patient tri- 
al, it is found wanting. But this solution is not 
to be admitted for a single moment. The origin 
of Christianity is not a question to be discussed : 
this having been repeatedly settled by evidence 
both internal and external , and being divine it 
cannot be defective. 

Let us give attention to the causes of the 
present inefficiency. These will be found to 
spring from, and to run into each other. Among 
those causes the following may be enumerated : 

1. Want of adequate appreciation of relative 
position and work assigned. As to the relation 
of the church to the world, the Savior says : u Ye 
are the light of the world, and the salt of the 
earth." Hence the work of the church is, to 
enlighten and conserve — to disciple the nations 
and teach the observance of all things that Christ 
has commanded. We should pray and labor 
for the establishment of the kingdom of heaven 
on earth. "Thy kingdom come ; thy will be 
done on earth as it is in heaven." This work 
thu.-. i is noi sufficiently understood and^appre- 

ciatod : it should forever be concentrated in the heart. 

2 The church needs to be more deeply sensible of the 
double truth that without Christ we can do nothing, but 
that having Christ to Strengthen 08, we can do all things. 
There is too much self-reliance, end too little reliance up- 
on God. There is too much trust in wealth, too much 
strife, and too little prayer. If Peter-like we attempt to 
walk on the wave elone, like P nk. This 

great truth should be written all over Our "ids 

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Selected for ilu- ComptDion. 
AbruhuiiiN Cull. 

What was Mnram called to do! Wai il 
some light thing t Something that would not 
i r i8i his feelings, or try his faith, or make hia 
tears flow? No, it was b very serious affair 
when God said unto Abram, "Get tin I 
thy country, and from thy kindled, and fi 

father's house, unto a land that 1 will show 

thec" Men of all nations love their cotiutn , 
however bleak and unimiting it may be. It is 



the fatherland, and dear to their hearts. And 
Abrarn who was a man of strong attachment, 
lelt his heart ache when told that he must leave 
scenes so familiar and dear. Not only must he 
leave his country, but his kindred : his cousins, 
his friends and relations. Ah ! many pleasant 
days he had spent with them, but now he must 
bid them farewell, except the few who were to 
accompany him on his journey. Hereafter he 
must look upon the faces of strangers. He 
must forsake his father's house too. He must 
leave the old homestead with its sweet and ten- 
,der associations — the time worn chair, where 
his father Terah had rested at even-tide. 

When Christ invites one to forsake his sins 
and flee to the great salvation, it is with the 
same voice that said to Abram, 'Get thee out of 
thy country" and come into a land that I will 
show. Yes, the sinner must fjrsake his birth- 
place, the city of destruction, where he had liv- 
ed so long and so pleasantly — all the scenes, 
companions, and pursuits that would hinder him 
on his journey, and lirmly set his face toward 
another country, even a heavenly. He has 
been told on good authority, that he that loveth 
lather, mother, brothers, sisters, house3, lands, 

reputation, more than Christ, cannot be his disci- 
ple. (Jod only knows the fierce struggle that agitates the 
soul, as it answers the questions the spirit of God ad- 
dresses to it in words like these: "Oh! sinner, will you 
lire, or die? Which will you have, earth or heave a ? 
Will you wander in the wilderness with God's peopl< 
remain in t£gypt to enjoy the pleasures Of sin for ■ 
he universe made for you or for God . 
not God a right to you by creation and preservation, and 
bj every blessing he has showered upon you over - 
you bad your being 7 Have you not been bought with 
a price, even the precious blood of Christ for- 

sake ihe btcg%rly el world, au.' 

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We propose to notice the glou 
H'i'. G id, out adora- 

Mm Redeemer, (whom we try to wor- 
ship Id spirit ami in tTUl h bj 
from the heart that form of doctrine 
which lie delivered when tabernacling 
here on the earth, over eighteen hun- 
dred years ago,) and the glorious 
suit thai shall follow, with those who 
obey hio commaadruents,and the awful 
ister that shall befall those who 
will not obey his gospel. 

We do believe from a close in 
ion of Ins word, that tbo second 
advent 1 1 the Savior is just at band, 
yea, even at the doors. And shall 
the unworthy writer behold it before 
n separation from this vile body? 
Lord, tbou knowesl. "Behold 1 be 
<■•iiV.li with clouds, and every eye 
shall see him ; and they also which 
pierced bus, and all kindreds of the 
•in ih shall wail because of him. Even 
Amen.'' [lev. 1: 7. And the in- 
spircd Apostle also says in his first 
epistle to the Thessalonians, fourth 
Chapter: "For the Lord himself shall 
descend from heaven with a shout, 
with the voice of the archangel, and 
with the trump of Cod; and the dead 
in Christ shall rife first. Then we 
which arc alive and remaiu, shall bo 
caught up together with them in the 
clouds to meet the Lord in the air,and 
shall we ever be with the Lord. 
Wherefore, comfort one another with 
these words." 

From the man) passages of scripture 
whi - eing fulfilled atthe present 

v in our ears, we think the time is 
>u 1 and. We do not pretend to say 
in what day or hour it shall be, for 
• is not for ds to know; for the 
i 1 of Glory himself declared when 
on earth: "Bui of that day and hour 

Mill do man, do, not the ang 
of heaven, but my Father only."' 
And he farther said : "Bui rn van 
hey worship me teaching for doc- 
trines the commandments of men." 
Do ' ee the many different doc- 

li ines tai gbt now in the world ; the 
•v different organizations in.-titu- 
led by men who are claiming to be 
the peculiar people of God ; the many 
disciplines franied and instituted by 
uu :it of their socie- 
ind contrat . to ibo 

banded! il ernor 

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uld rule his pt ovetonsness shall they with feigned 

Israel, and who is Lord of lords and words make merchandise of von." <> 



| King of kings!'' And farther, the 
Apostk- in his 1st letter to Timothy, 

1: 1 .-ays: Now ".he Spirit spcaketh ex- 

pressly thai in the latter times some 
shall depart from the faith, givin | 
tos< duoing spirits and doctrines of de- 
vils; speaking lies in hypocrisy, hav- 
ing their conscience seared with a hot 
irou; Forbidding to marry, and com- 
manding to abstain from meats. which 
God hath creat i received with 

thanksgiving of them which believe 
and know the truth " i 1 i we D 
the above passage fulfilled in this 
present day ? Yea, we know of many 
eren in our own country, who are 
"commanding to abstain from meats, 
which God hath created to be receiv- 
ed with thankgiving.*' "Now the 
Spirit spcaketh expressly thai in the 
latter times some shall depart from 
the faith. Pear reader, mark the 
language, for by this we know that 
bis coming draweth nigh. 

And again, iu second Timothy, 
third chapter : "This know also, that 
in the last days perilous times shall 
come. For men shall be lovers of 
their own selves, covetous, proud, 
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, 
unthankful, unholy, without natural 



Lhou archfiend to souls, 
far from unworthy me; for 
the love of money is the root of all 

evil." 

"Knowing this first, that there shall 
come in the last days scoffers, walk- 
ing after their own lusts. Do we not 
some in the world, yea, many, 
We should have said, who are fulfilling 
the lust of the flesh, the aesire of their 
hearts, and going after strange flesh 
and saying. "Where is the prou. 
bis coming?'' even denying his person- 
al appearance; and also saying this 
I ranch of the church is right, and 
that is right, tantamount to saying, 
"Lo, here is Christ, or Lo,he is there?" 
Deal brethren, believe them not, for 
he shall "come as a thief in the night " 
We know that his appearance is at 
baud, from what our eyes see and our 
cars hear. 

I was accosted some time since, upon 
the subject of religion pertaining to 
our peculiar religious faith, by a very 
able and eminent man, or Elder in 
the M- E. Church, who, by the. way, 
is highly esteemed by the popular 
voice among our West Virginia hills; 
and after some colloquy ensued be- 
tween us, be claimed for an iliustra- 



affection, iruca-breakers,false accusers, ; tion that God had given to himself so 



incontinent, fierce, despisers of those 

that are good, traitors, heady, high- 
minded lovers of pleasure more than 
lovers of God; having a form of god- 
liness, but denying tbo powor thereof: 
from such turn away." Do we not 
see the above quotations literaly ful- 
filled before our eyes, in these last 
days ? 

Ooveteousness seems to be the lead- 
ing principle in the mind of man 
throughout this wide domain. 5fea, 
we Bee men v. ho are making a loud 
profession of the exalted name of kins: 



many different kinds of fruit trees, and 
so many various kinds of vegitation, 
for bis own glory and our comfort. 
Even so bad he given to himself the 
many different persuasions,or branches 
in the christian church, for his own 
glory and our comfort, that all man- 
kind might embrace tbe christian reli- 
gion, and all he saved ; for it was im- 
possible for us all to sec alike, and it 
was thus constructed for our conven- 
ience. While he was talk'rng I could 
not help thinking of the language of the 
apostle. Peter, 1 Pet. S: and of Paul's 



Jesus, who deny the essentiality of instructions to the Fphcsinns 4 chap 
the plain and simple commands of 5, verse My mind was also called 
God our Savior; who are standing, as to the language of tbe savior then lie 



it were, on the streets and cross-roads, 
waiting and watching for a stoer.oxen, 
or a calf that may pa Lhink- 

ing, perndventure, that some may 
chance to sell for lt>s than it.- real 
worth, that they may make clear their 
almighty dollar. Do we nol w 
many so called christians now in tbo 
world w/io are striving to ascend tin- 
ladder of fame, seeking higher office 
in their ministerial capacity for the 
sake of larger salaries : Remember 
the langm 



said. "And they shall say, lo, here is 
or lo, be is there;" and as I 
am commanded to obey the voice of 
the Son of Cod 1 believed him not. 
iin, we see in '2 These. 2 : '■'<, 
"let no man deceive you by any 
means; for that day shall not come, 
except there come a falling away 
first, and that man of sin he rev 

i of pi rdition." Who is that. 
: sin, the sou of perdition r 1 ba- 
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now declared infallible: and though 
protestante may laugh at bheabsurdi- 
yet, one hundred and fifty-five 
in i 11 i *>ijs> recognize him a? such, and 
regard him as, 'The most b 
Father, sitting in the temple," and are 
ready to execute all his command- 
ThiDgfl infallible have already entered 
his mind. See the 8th verse : "And 
then shall that wicked be revealed, 
whom the Lord shall consume with the 
spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy 
with the brightness of his coming." 
Mark the language, my beloved and , 
friendly reader: "And then shall 
that wicked be revealed, whom the 
Lord shall consume with the spirit of 
his mouth " "And then," we under- 
stand to mead when these things 
shall be fulfilled. So we think the \ 
full time is about at hand, when he ( 
shall appear "with ten-thousand of his 
saints, to execute Judgment upon all, 
and to convince all that are ungodly." 
When he shall descend "from heaven 
with his mighty angels, in flaming 
fire taking vengeance on them that 
know not God, and that obey not the j 
gospel of our Lord Jesus Chris 
Jfes, be shall descend in flames of fixe; 

"and the lire shall try every man's 
work, of what sort it is," and the 
wicked and disobedient shall not abide \ 
and stand at his coming, but will be 
destroyed by the fire, when he shall i 
come to colled hi< precious jewel-. . 
"Then shall they say to the rocks and 
mountains, Fall on us, and hide us from 
the face of him that sitteth upon the 
throne, and from the wrath of the 
Lamb." I Jut we nnderstaod that their : 
request shall be denied them then ; for 
the rocks and mountains shall be bur n- 

ed up, and the element- shall roe It 
with fervent heat; the earth, »lso, and 
the work- that are therein, g-bftll 
burned up. Seeing then, brethren, 
"that all these things -hail be dissolv- ' 
eil, what mariner of perSOUB OUght ] 

tn be in all holy conversation and 
godlinesi 

Well, then, in the language of the 

apostle Paul, "Brethren, lei ns be 

Strong in tin- Lord and in the power 
<>f his might. Put on the whole , 
a; mOf "I God, that We mav be able to 
stand against the vital of the devil. 
For we wrestle not against flesh and 
blood ; but against pi iocipalities, 

. :i.-t pou | | ii-i the rulei 

the darkues insl 

-minimal wickedness in high pis ■ 
Wherefore take uuto < on the w 
armor of God, that ye way be able to 



' stand in the evil day, and baring done 
all to stand. Stand, therefore, having 
your loins girt about with truth, and 
having on the breast-plate of right- 
«• tusness, and yonr feel shod "vi 
preparation of the g - 
above all, taking the shield of faith, 
wherewith ye shall be able to quench 
all the fiery darts of the wicked. And 
take the helmet of salvation, and the 
sword of the Spirit which is the word 
of God "' Yea, let us wear the entire 
robe of righteousness as it has been 
brought from heaven, and not patch 
our old garment with the new; other- 
wise the rent shall be made worse. 
But wear the new garment of righte- 
ousness, by obeying his gospel law 
with every injunction couched therein ; 
then we think, yea, we know, that 
those who obey the gospel shall be 
caught up together with the resurec- 
tcd saints, in the clouds, to meet the 
Lord in the air. Yes, those who shall 
bo accounted worthy the fire will not 
hurt. It shall be with such as it was 
with Sbadrach, Mes-hacb, andAbedne- 
go when the princes, governor and cap- 
tains, aud the king'? counsellors, be- 
ing gathered together, saw those men 
upon whose bodies the lire had no 
power, nor was a hair of their head 
singed, neither were their coats chang- 
ed nor the smell of lire had passed on 
them. See Daniel 3: 27. Even so 
do we believe that the fire will not 
hurt nor singe a hair upon the heads 
of the obedient; b the Son of 

man shall be there who is K; 
king! and Lord of lords. At his di- 
vine command will even lire obey his 
voice, and shall not be felt as painful 
by the righteous, while the disobedi- 
ent and c« .11 lie pun- 
ished with everlasting destruction 
from the presence of the Lord and 
j lory of his power, when he 
shall come t" fi glorified in bissajnts, 
and tn be admired in all them that 
belii i 

In imagination we can see him 
leave h ■ ial abode, bringing with 

him the glory of hi- Fat .bun, 

with ten thousands of his .-Mint.- ; the 
heavens departing i v. 

i.-. rolled together, like tie 
many wat< wift winged angjls 

clap their bands, and obedient I 

powerful voice, !<■, he i> in the middle 
air ; the b , of the earth 

their trade of oniim. . the 

rocks and bills melt at hi- presence, 
earl abashed and cbsn 

form n? Ins command j the inhabitants 



of the earth — affrighted, lamenting, 

wailing because of him — I 
wicked crying for rocks and mountains 

fall on them ami hide them from 
fr.-c of him that sitteth upon the 

me and from the wrath of the 
Lamb! We see the graves of the 
saints are opened; and. Lo, the dif- 
ferent particles of the decayed putre- 
faction coming to life, are called forth 
and placed together, every joint and 
sinew to his proper place : and now 
their long departed spirits conn 
reunite with their former habitation. 
Oh ! what a union ! They ri»^ first ; 
then we which are alire and remain, 
shall be caught up together with tt. 
that rise from their graves, to t. 
the Lord in the air • so shall »ve 
ever be with the Lord. But our vile 
bodies shall be chaDged ; yea, in the 
twinkling of an eye shall they be 
changed, and be made like unto his 
glorious body. "But theiestoftbe 
dead lived not again uatil the thous- 
and years were finished. Blessed and 
holy is he that hath part in the fir.-t 
rc>urrection : on such the second death 
hath no power. O, Lord, may 1 I e 
one. Andrew Stataakf.i; 

( To be Continued.) 

For i 
The Jliud ol Maa. 

The mind is immortal and imma- 
1. Since, then, the mind i.-uot 
Buch irreat worth. It mr tir»t 

and highest duty to cultivate and im- 
prove it in the best manner Wi 
blv can. We should remember that 
tbe mind is destined for OU 
therefore we <houid take especial care 
in the manner of training it In whst- 
soe\ rial mind lea e 

ihi- bouse of clay, in that conditioi 
enters it. Although it ii< immaterial, 
it has, nevertheless, a potent influei 

' the material body. If left to it- 
sdf.and without a proper guide, it n 
become reprobate, nnd finally be the 
much lasting misery. Hence 
the cultivating t in 

such a manner as to qualify it for au 
unknown futurity. 

Not onlj the 

i for this world, since this world 
i- only its origin, or birthpl* . 1 

think \\ i v say if alv 

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eternity. There ie then much beauty 
in the proper cultivation nml edi : 

of the human mind. Bat »b< 
nil tbin^s, it mast '"• UUghl the 68- 

;ul virtues of » meek and gentle 
spirit 

There are different opinions enter- 
tained in regard to tlie mind of man. 
That it is an immaterial and thinking i 
principle in man, is conceded by n< 
|y all Metaphysicians of good stand- j 

. but whether it is immortal is a 
question yet with Borne. It is, how- 

. admitted by nil, that the brain 
is the organ of the mind, that, through 
tbe matter of brain and its natural 
functions, it performs it» high office. 
Tbe strong qualifying terms I have 

; in connection with my subject I 
hope can be sustained upon good 
ground, in true mental philosophy. I 
am a thorough and faithful believer in 
the doctrine upheld, and especially in 
the full qualified assertions made in j 

outset of this essa y 
In conclusion! would only say, let 
us one and all pry more fully into the 
t workings and operations of the 
bumau mind. Lot us not be content 
with merely a superficial knowledge 
ol things, but investigate the subject 
matter under consideration, always, to 
a full satisfaction. 

Wm, C. Schbock 
Berlin, Pa. 



For the Companion. 
The Might ol God. 

••Messed are the pure in heart ; for they 
shall see llo*" Math. 5:8. 

There i9 no thirst in man more 
craving than the desire to behold 
God, tbe Creator of all things. If 
we study nature, we can form some 
idea of his wisdom, goodness, pow- 
er, and glory. If there were now a 
spot on earth where we could see 
him, even as he was manifested in 
the flesh, millions would spare no 
expense or pains to gaiaa look upon 
hiin : crying to behold Cod. Moses, 
himself, coveted most of all things 
ee liim who was accomplishing 
such wonders by his hand. Not all 
the sublime experience of Mi 
satisfied him, as when God gave him 
some visible manifestation of hn; 
. There is no glory of Cod of 
which we can conceive, that can 
posBibly le so satisfying and trans- 
porting as that of beholding him, 
f r ( urs< eing his g 



Codgavc wisdom and glory to Solo- 
mon ; and tbe queen of Sheba, when 
she heard of it, came to sec the 
glory of Solomon — the type of the 
greater than Solomon. She bad 
''beard of his fame concerning the 
name of the Lord," as we have heard 
of the Lord .ml his glory. But 
there seemed to have been some* 
thing wanting to complete her enjoy- 
ment: she needed yet to a ;e the 
reality of which she had heard. To 
secure this, a journey of months, 
through exposure and dangei secern- 
ed of small account. And when 
she b*d seen all Solomon's wisdom 
and the bouse he had built, and the 
meat of bis table, and the sitting of 
his Servants, and the standing of his 
ministers, and their apparal, &c, 
the fainted for very ecstacy. Now 
she could say the report was true : 
and, behold, the half was not lold 
me. If to Bee Solomon's grandeur 
was an event worthy living for, who 
shall estimate the heavenly rapture 
of beholding Cod, and the Savior 
on his high throne of giory — the 
King of king's, crowned witrV all the 
sublime beneficence of heaven; thous- 
ands ministering unto him, ten 
thousand thousands standing before 
him, and multitudes of celestial 
spirits shcuting to his praise, Thrice 
Holy Lord Cod Almighty? The 
glorified saints shall ever bo near 
him, in the closest communion with 
him ; for he is their brother as well 
as their Redeemer and kin<r. And 
they shall be arrayed in white robes, 
and palms in their hand, they shall 
hunger no more, neither thirst any 
more ; "For the Lamb shall feed 
them and lead them unto the living 
fountains of water, and Cod shall 
wipe away all tears from their eyes." 
The pure in heart shall see Cod. 

Now, dear reader, if we want to 
sec Cod. we must have a pure heart : 
pure from all ^ins and lusts of the 
flush, the eye, and the heart, forsake 
all sinful pleasures of this world ; 
believing in Jesus (,'hrist whom Cod 
raised from the dead, and gave him 
glory, that our faith and hope might 
be in God. Seeing ye an: to purify 
'•your souls in obeying the truth 
through the spirit, unto unfeigned 
iretnron, see that ye 



love one another with as pure heart 
fervent'y. 1 Peter 1 : 22. We are 
to love God with all our heart. John 
Baith "this is the love of Cod that 
we keep his commandments." "Be* 
loved it hath not yet appeared what 
we shall be ; but we know that, when 
he shall appear we shall be like him 
for we shall see him as he is. And 
every man that heath this hope in 
him, purificth himself even as he is 
pure." 

Litiz, P>i. J. 15. GlBBLB, 



Best. 

A wanderer through earth's wilderness, 

And heavy-laden with my 6in, 
Vainly my spirit sought release ; 
And all was gloom without — within : 
Onward I journeyed wearily, 

Earth had no resting place for ine. 
Faintiug I could no farther go 

When lo ! a sweet voice calmed my fcara 
It spake in accents soft and low, 

"Poor pilgrim, wipe away thy tear* : 
With all thy guilt and sin opprest, 

Come hither, I will give yon rest. 
'Twas Jesus bade my sorrows cease. 

And he my heavy burden bore ; 
; Tis he can give my conscience peace, 

And he can joy and strength restore. 
O matchless grace ! O love divine ! 

What joy to call this Savior mine ! 
And now, through all my onward way, 

His gentle hand shall lead me still : 
His mighty arm shall be ray stay : 

His love my soul's desire fulfil. 
How can I faimt with such a friend ? 

My Savior, guide me to the end. 
And oh ! when death's dark shadows fell, 

Again, dear Jesus, bid :ne come ; 
Then may I hear thy welcome call, 

"Come, wanderer, to thy heavenly home 
Enter and be forever blest : 

Come and partake thy promised rest. 

• » 

Prayer draws all the Christian 
graces into its focus. It draws Chari- 
ty with her lovely train; Repentance 
with her holy sorrow ; Faith with her 
elevated eye ; Hope with her grasped 
anchor ; Benevolence with her open- 
ed hand ; Zeal looking far aud wide 
to bless ; aud Humility looking at 
home. — Hannah More. 

Ha I is an interjection of laughter. 
Ah ! is an interjection ol sorrow. The 
difference between them is very small, 
as consisting only in the transposition 
of what is no substantial letter, but a 
bare aspiration. How quickly in the 
»L r e of a minute, in the very turning 
of a lireath, is our mirth changed into 
mourning ! — Thomas Fuller. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



II 



Otirlstiau Family Companion 



Tyron* City, »»»., Mar. 



1*71 



Paniki. Wui.!'. M,l ) 
Feb. 25&, 1871. J 
Brother Auittanti This is the 
place where the Annual Meeting w a 
hold in 1857, fourteen years- age. The 
same brother (Daniel Wolf) is Btiil 
living here. This is the first place 
we have come to on this trip, where 
we had ever been before. We came 
here this morning, and had meeting 
in the meeting-house close by. Broth- 
er Wolf brought us here from the 
Beaver Creek branch, where we closed 
our labors on yesterday evening, 

We had a line time among the Bea- 
v.-r Creek brethren : bad two meeti 
every day this week, except Wednes- 
day, with a growing interest every 
day. it was really surprising to us 
to see such good attendance on week 
days. There was more of a congrega- 
tion every day than we out 
fit Warrior's Mark on Snadays. And 
i L'ood attention. Why, the peo- 
p4e just listened as though thev 
were having the lest of preaching. 
Bome declared themselves plea 
others were convicted of nn, and three 
professed Christ and were ininie: ■ 
The. brethren and t-i- our- 
aged and built up, or Grod-sneeds,b 
ing.s, tears, and other recognized ex- 
dngs. Thev 
think ilie Lord has been at work 
among them, and thai bread has 
;i east that will shortly return, if 
it does, we hop' tome ct the Young 
men and young Women may find it, 
fur we believe that a number of them 
very hungry. W.ll, if ibe Lord 
I done, Hi- may ben after do 
anything for them, we I i e thi \ wil| 

ne the praise. We bi 
we wrote the last eomunieation in the 
Offloe <»l l>r. D. I'. I'ahrn.y. After 

enjeying his hospitality for several 

d y -, we \ ited In i kfotl • 

a my Fahrnej , a boss Ganiilj con 

ted "f breself, aiai ter \\ • 

and a hired young woman, who all 



love the Brethren, and delight in 
waiting on them. We ah 

i ard Emmert's, Peter 
Fahrney's, and brother Henry New- 
comer's, and enjoyed pleasant se 
of Christian association at each place. 
At brother Newcomer's we met broth- 
er Peter S. Newcomer his son, « 
uame will be readily recognized by 
our readers. He gives evidence of 
earnestness; and we recommend that 
his contributions be read as convic- 
tions from an intelligent mind and a 
zealous heart. At brother Emmert's 
we made the acquaintance of hi- 
a young man of about seventeen. who 
much promise of success in the 
tine arts, as well as in intellectual 
pursuit.-. Be has promised to give 
us a helping hand. 

Now we say, farewell brethren, 
rs, and friends of the Beaver 
Creek congregation. We thank Cod 
for you aud your kindness toward us. 
We hope the ministering brethren 
will labor avdently to brighten the 
jewels that are among them. Brother 
Cost sufl'ered^vith headache nearly 
every day, yet attended every meeting 
at the Pabrnev meeting-bouse, 
also did brother Fmmert. Brethren, 
don't forget what Jesus Bays : "Feed 
my lambs." 

Now a few words for oursclf. All 
bat's I ) . 

improving in health. We have stern- 
ly avoided coffee, tea, aud fowl, but did 

a <.\ ir en mince pie en on 
BI0O,and suffered the penalty of di~ 
ranged digestive organs. Bui k 

In on a fair way of recovery ; if 

we continue at present rates, we shall 

be read' the 
time we return. We stood preaching 

irery well u we 

Ik nil >• qui i by ti \ in- 

.-peak bo that nil we said might be 

understood by several brethren n 

are I ard ol They thoL. 

if w< 

all ; an . 

ivord ' them 



day wo are not fit for duty, though we 
are quite well. Farewell. 

II. B. B0L8INOK*. 

The J'as'.over a:sd the I.or:l> 
Slipper. No. IO. 

h I D CHRIST EAT HIE P AS 8 O \ t:. 

"Yes," ery one who says 

anything about it, ''Christ ate the le- 
gal, or Jewish Pa-sover ;" but 
say he observed it only prior to his 
entrance upon his public ministry ; 
others say he also kept it during his 
ry, but not on the night of his 
betrayal — the night before his cruci- 
fixion and death ; while others, agaiu. 
say that he did eat the Passover with 
his apostles in thai night. Now one, 
and only one, of these positioi 
true: the other '.wo must be errone- 
ous. The -eeond position is ours. — 
We positively deny that Christ ate 
"the Passover, a feast of the J 

night of his be'.rayal; and we 
as unequivocally assume that he did 
observe it during his ministry : If 
these are not the facts in the 
words arc meaningless, their relation 
to each other, unreliable aud worth- 
ami the Scriptures, p. mat 
confusion — an insolvable enigma. We 
will show: 1. Thjt Christ 
under obligation to observe the I 
over. ! a h^ did observe it. 

even during his ministry ; ::. That 
; at it in the ni| 

agoLV and betrayal. 

1 Ohn 

1 1 
for the sake of system that we Intro- 
duce arguments '.his point, 
for no Biblereaderdoubts it -.umltbt-rr- 
■ on it will be brief 

1-t. "Now iw that 

the law saith, il 
to them who 

! n : but made 

under the .\ I : 

fore the law ad 

1 
l •■ law 

.-. 

2nd - that « »• 



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CHRISTIAN FA.MIfcY COMPANION. 



I v, .'.- a debtor to do tic wl 
. " (Gal. ."• : .*.) : but Christ whs ■ 
i incised 21 ) : therefore 

< 't.i :i debtor to do the whole 

law." These arguments prove to a 
demonstration that Christ we* under 
obligation to keep the law — "a debtor 
i tin* whole law ;" and as the 
law enjoined the observance of the 
vcr he was a debtor to observe 
it. 

8, Christ iliil observe the legal 
Passover. We will lir>t show that 
lie did keep the I'nssovcr, and then 
that he observed it during his minis- 
try. 

1st. Our first argument shall be 
drawn from fact- already proven. — 
- character and perfect 
holiness everywhere in the Scriptures 
•scribed to Ohri.-t, establish it as a 
fact that he discharged all his obliga- 
tions — did all that he was debtor to 
liut it has just been shown that 
be was under obligation to observe 
Pass-over ; we have, therefore, 
no choice in drawing the conclusion 
from these well established premises 
— /(.■ did observe the Passover. 

2nd. The law required that three 
times in B year all their males should 
appear before the Lord, and one of 
these times was at the Passover and 
least of unleavened bread, (Ex 23 : 
11, 1T>). In obedience to this require- 
ment, as we read in Lu. 2 : 41, "his 
parents went to Jerusalem every year 
at the feast of the Passover." You 
will remember that Luke says, "eve- 
ry ii>-ar." It is clear then, that while 
he was with his parents, he observed 
the 1 tevery year. 

3rd. Having now shown that 
Christ did observe the 1'ussover, we 
will prOO ' d to .-how that be kept it 
during his mini-try. Christ was un- 
der the law, and the law was binding 
upon him ; he was circumcised, and 
was ' " debtor to do the whole law ;" 
ijoined the yearly observ. 
er, and "his pa- 
,-,.; i l«iii every year? 1 

but it is not to be presumed that be 



was less obedient or leas zealous in 21: 13, we may be enabled to see 
obsen iog the requirements of the law what oar Savior refers to. Matthew 
than hi- parents were; it is therefore says: "For nil the prophets and the 

prophesied unti' 



fair to e, include that be continued to 

observe the Passover. We am aware 
that many suppose that, when he en- 
tered upon his public ministry, be 
was liberated from all obligations to 
render active obedience to the law. 
We have conversed with many who 
held this view, and have invariably 
found that they based their opinion 
on this language of our Savior: "The 
law and the prephets were until John : 
since that time the kingdom of heav- 
en i- preached, and every man press- 
eth into it." Luke 10 : 1G. If 
this has reference to the binding pow- 
er of the law, it proves a great deal 
more than those holding that view 
are willing to admit: it proves en- 
tirely too much, and, consequently, 
according to an old maxim, it proves 
nothing at all. If the language, "the 
law and the prophets were until John" 
&c. teaches that the law then lost 
its binding power over Christ, it 
proves just as conclusively that its 
binding power over every other Is- 
raelite ceased at that time. But this 
cannot be admitted, and it will not 
be, even by those who hold the view 
referred to ; for then all the types of 
the ceremonial law that pointed to 
the death of Christ, must fall several 
years short of meeting that which 
they'typified : from this conclusion 
there is no escape. We unhesitating- 
ly deny that the text quoted proves 
what is claimed ; and we extremely 
doubt whether any one would so un- 
derstand it, if there were not some 
other point to be made. 

Do you ask how we understand 
this text? If you do, we answer: 
We are not certain that we under- 
stand clearly what it does mean, but 
we would a thousand times rather 
confess total ignorance as toils mean- 
ing, than to give it a meaning that 
is repugnant to sound reason and con- 



aw prophesied until John." The 
last of the Old Testament prophets 
figured more than four hundred years 
before John entered upon his mission, 
and some of them had been sleeping 
in the dust more than a thousand 
years ; but, although they were num- 
bered with the dead, they still proph- 
esied ; for all along through this long 
interval, even "until John," the law 
and the prophecies were read and 
taught. In this sense "all the proph- 
ets and the law prohpesied until 
John." Some of the prophets had 
also spoken of John. Thus he was 
not surpassed by any of the prophets ; 
for he himself was both a prophet and 
the subject of prophecy. Now by 
examining these texts you will observe 
that it is not said, that the law and 
prophets were only until John, and 
that they then ceased. The language 
does not convey that idea ; but it is 
said that from that time on the king- 
dom of heaven was preached. Christ, 
in using the language referred to, ap- 
plies it to John the Baptist, and not 
to himself. 

If the law was not of force after 
John entered upon bis ministry, dur- 
ing Christ's ministry God bad no law 
in force at all ; for the will of God 
revealed through Christ, was not of 
force till after the death of the Testa- 
tor. "For where a testament is, 
there must also of necessity be the 
death of the testator. For a Testa- 
ment is of force after men are dead : 
otherwise it is of no strength at all 
while the testator liveth." Heb. 9 : 
1G, 17. 

Christ in his sermon on the mount 
said: "Think not that I am come to 
destroy the law, or the prophets; I 
am not come to destroy, but to ful- 
fil." Matt. 5 : IT. His mission was 
to mlfil the law, in the letter and in 
the spirit, actively and passively: 



Jflicting with other portions of God's [ not only before his public service, but 



word. But by comparing with Matt. [ to the end of his mission on earth. — 



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But he not only fulfiled the law him- the victims were all slain at the tern- 
self, but he taught his disciples to ob- pic the priests and Levites would 
serve the teachings of the scribes, 



and Pharisees, Saying, "The BC 
and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat ; 
All therefore whatsoever they bid 
you observe that observe and do ; 
but do not ye after their works ; for 
they say and do not." Math 23: 2, 
3. By sitting in Moses seat is to be 
understood, that they taught and en- 
forced the law of God, delivered 
through his servant Moses; and he 
instructed the multitude and his dis- 
ciples to observe what they taught. 
Would he have done this if the law 
had previously lost its binding force ? 
Nay, surely not : reason recoils from 
the thought. Not one text in the en- 
tire word of God, from the beginning 
of Genesis to the final Amen of Rev- 
alations, teaches that Christ was not 
under obligation to render an active 
obedience to the law after he was 
baptized in the Jordan ; and every 
text that can be perverted so as to 
convey that idea, in the same manner 
destroys the obligating power of the 
law, making it null and void from the 
same time. Let this suffice upon this 
point. 

4th. The next argument in favor 
of our position that Christ observed 
the Passover during his ministry, is 
deduced from the fact that the Jews 
never charged him with violating the 
law. It is well known that they ever 
vrfttched him that they might find an 
accusation against him. So closely 
did they observe that they noticed 
that his disciples did not adhere to 
the tradition of the elders in washing 
before eating. They came to Ji - 
and H»aid : "Why do thy die 
transgress the tradition of the eldera F 
for they w;i-b not their bands before 
tiny eat bread." Mutt 15 : 2. In 
reply, he reprimanded them fur viola- 
ting the commandment of God hi 
their tradition, Barely if he bad not 
kept the Pai ov« tbej a ould baya 

known it, for then the I of the 

Jewish world were on him ; and ai 



have observed it, and they would 
have brought complaint against him ; 
but we hear no such complaint from 
priest or people ; we therefore con- 
clude that they had no ground for 
such complaint, and that he did ob- 
serve the Passover 
I 

5th. There were only two legal ex- 

j cuses for not observing the Passover 
I at the appointed time in the first 
j month : uncleanness by reason of 
I a dead body, and being in a joHrney 
afar off; and in these cases there was 
! provision made to observe it at the 
corresponding time in tho second 
month. "But the man that is clean, 
and is not in a journey, and forbeareth 
to eat the passover, even the same 
soul shall be cut off from among his 
people." See Num. 9 : 10-13. Was 
Christ unclean at the time of the 
passover ? Surely not. Was he "in 
a journey afar off ?" No, for we find 
him in Jerusalem at the proper time : 
"And the Jews' passover was at hand, 
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem." 
Jno. 2 : 13. Now, here is the argu- 
ment : "The man that is clean, and is 
not in a journey, and forbeareth to 
keep the Passover, even the same soul 
shall be cut off from among his peo- 
ple ;" but Jesos was clean, and was 
not in a journey ; therefore if he for- 
bore to keep the passover, the law re- 
quired that he should be cut off from 
among his people. What position do 
you assume, kind reader? Will you 
assume that he did not observe the 
ver, and that the .lews had a le- 
gal canse to cut him off from among 
them, or that he did keep the 
over? There is no ua\ of evading 

this Important alternative, We do 
not falter in making our choice 
h. re it is : Christ did keep the r . 
over, mid the Jews had no legal canse 
to crucify our Lord Tbua we wash 
our bandi before yon, and declare our 

nee "of the blood Of thl 

•..• to it.'' 
6tb. Christ was not only ul 



salcm at the time of the Passover, 
but he was in the temple. "And the 
.lew-' passover was at hand and 
sus went up to Jerusalem, and he 
found in the temple those that - 
oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the 
changers of money, sitting ; and when 
he had made a scourge of small cords 
he drove them all out of the temple, 
and the sheep and the oxen; and 
overthrew the tables ; and said unto 
them that sold doves. Take these 
things hence ; make not my Father'.-! 
house au house of merchandise." Jno. 
2 : 13-1 U. If Christ was not under 
obligation to observe the law duriug 
his ministry, is it not passing strange 
that he would go up to Jerusalem at 
the time he did, and go into the tem- 
,ple, and make so much ado obout the 
abuse of his Father's house? It is 
too strange to be worthy of credence. 
But, on the other hand, if he was in- 
terested in the services of the temple, 
and ohserved the law, there is noth- 
ing mysterious about it : we therefore 
argue from this circumstance, that he 
obeyed the requirements of the law, 
and kept the Passover. 

7th. Christ obserred the fen- 
tabernacles during his ministry; and 
from this fact we justly infeiBthat he 
kept all the feasts. "Now the dew.-' 
if tabernacles was at hand. His 
brethren therefore said unto him, De- 
part hence, and go into Judea, that 
thy disciples also may see the works 
that thou <. • "Then Jesus .-aid 

unto them, My time is not yet come; 
but J our time ifl alwftj - resdj | , 

ye op onto this feast : 1 go not up yet 
unto this feaat ; for my lime 
full come." He did not say that he 
would nut go to th< hast ; bat, 
not up yet." The reason assigned for 
- ting yet a as, thut bis tim< 

not fully Dome We understand from 
thi> that lie purposed to go "up 

M hell his till.i 

"But a 

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iid, when They 

expected him to be there, and they 

nghl li i in at the feast." No doubt 
: their hearts beat high in t lie 
hope thai be would not attend the 
■ thai they could bring an ac- 
cusation against him for not observing 
the requirements of the law. Hut he 
w\ rer faithful hnd gone np, 

not only to Jerusalem, out "unto the 
fea • bat, while the question, 

"Where is be?" was going the rounds, 
be waa there in the discharge of duty. 
•Now about the midst of the least be 
went op into tin- temple and taught ;'' 
and ''In the last day, that great day 
of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, 
saying, If any man thirst, let bim 
come onto me, and drink." He in- 
structed his brethren to #o up to the 
feast; they went up: "Then went ho 
also up unto the feast. " Weindhim 
there "about the midst of the feast ;" 
and "in the last day, that great day 
of the feast.'' After considering all 
this, it would betray a degree of 
skepticism amounting almost to infi- 
delity, to deny that Christ observed 
the feast of tabernacles ; and, to say 
the least, it would be very inconsis- 
tent to admit the fact that he observ- 
ed this feafet, and then deny that he 
kept the Passover. See Jno. 7 : l-o9. 

Bth. We have one more argument 
to offer. When we read that Chris! "s 
"parents went to Jerusalem every 
\< ar at the feast of the passover." we 
all understand that they went to keep 
the feast, although it is not expn 
ly said, that they went up to the fi set, 
or that they were a! the feast. Why 
is it, then, that all do not understand 
the same in regard to Christ, when it 
i- said that "the Jews' Passover was 
at hand, and Jesus went up to Jeru- 
salem '.'" But in our last argument we 
noticed, that it was not merely B&id 

that Jeans went np to Jerusalem at 
the time of the feast of taberni 
but, that be went "up unto the/eaat, n 
(Jno. 7 : 10.) We have therefore, 
more definite language to prove thai 
i irist observed the feast of taberna- 



ban we b bat bis 

'■served the feast of the 
•ver. Is it D LDge then, 

that, while all believe the latter, some 
try t • ■ dispute the former, which has 
much clearer proof? We love con- 
sistency. But we will now Bhow 
that there Is stronger testimony to es- 
tablish the fact that Christ kept the 
vet during bis ministry, than 
there is to .-how that either be or his 
parents ever observed it before bis 
ministry. In Jno. 2: 23, we have 
this very significant language : Now 
whm he was in Jerusalem at the 
pa890\Jer, in the feast day, many be- 
lieved in his name, when they saw 
the miracles which he did." This is 
more than Baying that "the Jews' 
►ver was at hand, and Jesus 
went up to Jerusalem ;'' it is more 
than saying that he was in Jerusalem 
during the Passover, or at the time 
of the Passover ; it is Baying explic- 
itly that "he was in Jerusalem at the 
Passover." This is so plain, so di- 
rectly to the point, that there i- no 
room left for controversy or doubt 
If it should read, that he was in Je- 
rusalem at the supper, we would all 
understand that he was eating sup- 
per ; why not, then, when John the be- 
loved disciple, says, "lie was in Je- 
rusalem at the passover," also under- 
stand that he was there keeping the 
feast ? So we believe with all our 
heart ; and we are not. without hope 
that the candid reader will receive 
this fact. 

Being aware that our arguments 
on this subject will be read by some 
who "entertain a different view, we 
will Bay to such, whoever you may 
be, that the only ppology we have 
to offer for assuming this position, is, 
a love of truth, and a sincere desire 
that it might be more widely dissem- 
inated. In our younger years, like 
thousands of others, we had no mind 
of our own upon this Buhject, and 
willingly submitted to the instructions 
of those in whom we reposed confi- 
dence. Our instructors occupied the 



-nine position you do — that Christ did 
not observe the Passover during bis 
ministry ; and to their honor be it 
said, that some of them were "mighty 
in the Scriptures." Their aaguments 
were willingly heard; and, although 
they were not satisfactory to us, we 
endeavored to believe that it was all 
right — that the fault was in our own 
weakness, and not in the position 
itself, nor in the arguments employ- 
ed to sustain it. But time, circum- 
-, laborious research, and the 
grace of God, brought us to the posi- 
tion we now hold. We are also glad 
to say, that, partly through our weak 
efforts, but more through the ble 
of heaven, those on whose instruc- 
tions we had mostly relied, are now 
with us. The arguments on this sub- 
ject are submitted to your consider- 
ation in the hope that you will give 
them an impartial examination ; and 
if this is done, we entertain no doubts 
as to the result. We will next pass 
on to show that our Savior did not 
eat the Passover with his disciples on 
the night in which he was betrayed ; 
and we ask you to follow our argu- 
mi Dta closely, critically, yet impar- 
tial! v. 



CllEWSYlLLE, Md. ) 

March 1st, 1871./ 
Brother Editor : We left the Manor 
branch on Monday, Feb. 17th. We 
had four meetings iu that congrega- 
tion. We visited the family of David 
Long, between the meetings, and 
lodged a night at brother Peter 
Sbamel's. Found both families kind 
and interesting, and in the enjoyment 
of good health. 

I'l.e ministers in the Manor church 
are : Jacob Higbberger, I'.nidLong, 
DanJ. Wolf, Joseph tiong and P. S. 
Ni wcomer. 

The weather being very unfavora- 
ble, our meetings were not as large 
as we would have desired. On 
day morning brother Jos. M. Wolf 
and his son met us at the house of 
I brother Daniel Wolf, where we had 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION, 






our head-quarters. Brother Daniel is 
our agent, and a zealous friend of the 
cause. May the Lord blessthe Manor 
brethren. 

Thence to brother Jos. M. Wolf's, 
where we are now writing, and where 
we have been boarding since Monday. 
Have had two meetings in the Uni- 
ted Brethren meeting-house in Cbews- 
villo. The brethren had the promise 
of the house for three meetings, but 
after the close of brother Myers' first 
sermon, they (the IT. B. ) concluded 
it would not be safe to risk more than 
two meetings, and so we have been 
lying upon our oars for a day. The 
worst feature in the case is, that we 
made a promise at the close of the 
first meeting of what we expected to 
do during the progress of the meet- 
ings, when lo ! the door was closed 
upon us. We learn that a number 
of persons was at the house, and some 
had come quite a distance. Some of 
the people here have expressed very 
severe censures against the 1 I'. 
Church, but we cannot. They have 
the sway, (there is no other meeting 
house in Chewsville,) and by their 
craft they hu.ve their wealth, and it is 
pretty generally known in Washing- 
ton county, that we try to persuade 
people that "mourner's bench" religion 
is a delusion ; .so that their temple as 
well as their craft was in danger of 
being depreciated. We should ex- 
pect nothing else from them. 

We are now about to leare brother 
Wolfs, ami Feel almost as though we 
wan going from homo. The brel bren 

from Long Meadow arc ben for us, 
and after dinner we start again. 

We are still in good health, and 
improving In strength, roice, and 
mind, (we think, )aml ire feel as though 
we ought U) OS at home and at work ; 
which we hope We will attain ere long 

Till then farewell. 

II II. Hoi.mnoi B 

^ — -» m 

Answers lo < <>rr<-»poiiU<iilM. 

n.ymi ki. tfiTZon: Not right. 
Mead's Tb i.i.,, post, 

prepaid. 



Joseph L. Myers: The Compan- 
ion and Yonth cost $3,95. If you got 
oaly one Almanac, there is twenty- 
five cents due you How is it ? 

Jane II. Rineiiart. No harm 
done — at least to us. 

Abraham Bowman. It was an 
oversight: G. Ulrich's time expires 
with No. 9. 

Josiah W. Brady : Can't send the 
paper free so long as she persists in 
following the fashions of the day and 
i in useless finery. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



Selected by H. II. Aunold. 

Feed Hy Lambs. 

When Christ the Lord was here below, 
About the work he had to do ; 
Before he left his little band, 
fie gave to them bis- great command. 

Then fishing Peter leads the * 
And nothing caught 'till break of day ; 
To give them food, thus Jesus 6tands, 
And says to P«ter. feed my Lambs. 

Thomas was of a doubtful mind, 
But Jesus leaves him not behind : 
Thomas, said he, behold niv hands, 
And, Simon Peter, feed my Lambs. 

Though men and devils, all unite, 
Aud earthly comforts fail us quite ; 
The promises ol Jesus staud, 
And free our souls from Satan's baud. 

O little chrildren, lend an ear, 
For Jesus Christ doth cast out fear ; 
Poor doubting souls are in his hai 
Aud precious food for all bis Lam 

Though Peter once denied his Lord. 
By dUbelleTlng in his word ; 

retJeeu knee hon frill «.»^ man, 

And says to Peter, feed my letnbe. 

The rich, ,, Vl ., 

in the enjoyment oi'iiis :■ 
So run to Christ with all vour might, 
And 1 will try lo keep iu sigh*. 
Dayton, O. 



Longevity in Man mitl ihc |. ( .««- r 
A ni in »l<t. 

The duration (A ifo of larvfli i'i 

closely ailird forma rariee fn a 
years an 1 more to ■ week. 

are said tn live as long ai 
months. Fish ha 

of life. The orab ia stated to have 

rta ihod one hundred an I B 

A | ike which d it lla'ihrun 

in Suabia, in * 170, •■ 

hundred and G Is, and 

a isg nlnteen feet, had a rii 



tached to it bearing an inscription 
which, if genuine, would warrant u* 
in believing 'he age oi tLe fish to Lc 
two hundred and sixty seven Year-. 
The toad lives thirty-six years, 
irog twelve to sixteen years ; and 
tortoises mu.-t have seen many ;. 
if we may judge from the sizes to 
which they attain. Parrots and 
geese reach an age between one hun- 
dred and one hundred and twenty 
years, and falcons and ravens outlive 
one hundred and fifty years ; but the 
little irrens live only two or three 
years. Of mammals, the whale and 
the elephant have the longest term of 
existence, living as they do over on* 
hundred, perhaps two hundred 
The horse lived twentj-five, b«> t 
sometimes reaches forty years: the 
sheep and goat twelve j 
lion from twenty tj fifty years. .Man, 
there is no re;. Iottbt, has liv 

ed past The Psalmist's limit of throe 
BCore and ten, thete being we i- 
authenticated instances of Lis living 
over one bund ed years ; but it is 
only amon^ highly oiv.izod nations 
atisfactory data can be obtain 
ed regarding his longevity. A minute 
investigation of the condition- 
conduce to length of life goes tosup 
po# the theory that the Ion. 
of animals is influenced by their 
amount of procreatjsjav | 
their ability to ^usWm 
tear. — Scientific American. 



and 



Ten effect of your example on others 
will correspond with your own mo- 
A hard, formal, cheerless pro- 
fession will reproduce itself, making 
so- calle d Christians seech as the I 
er stakes bis figures of iron men in 

old. 

-/iN'nottr. w hen a boj . ustd to 

write lilt!. . n> the S I 

throw them out of the window 
log in Ins sweet ehild-: u-itv. 

that the dear Lord .1. BUS WOU 
them : sneh were his early lb 

IU8 ami ' love to him. 

W\ i'i \ i.u «, 

have, if their insirucliona do a 

' • Word and 

t.. i 

h any • 

abut b 

hut all 

| shut out with bun 



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. B - lo N I) KN i 
of church n 

n.'l ;>,irf» ,.j [!■' 

«•"' / <>n errr]/ communication 

communi- 
I. not rrttirtiril. All 
' lifaf Or 11 ri 
•i *pon our *l«lt* of On »,>,{ „nlt/. 

Dear Brother: — I am away up 

hero in Michigan this cold day, .Inn 
24th, 18T1; and I have been reading 
l John i : 10, II, wore he Bays, ' It 
a man Bay, 1 lore God, and batetfa bin 
brother i liar ; for he that lov- 

eth not liis brother, whom he bath 
seen, how can he lore God, whom be 
hath nol Been '.' And this command- 
ment have we from him, that lie who 
loreth God, love his brother al 

This 1 believe in niv very soul, if 
1 did net, I would have been driven 
from what I believe to be the true 
church of God long ago, and where I 
would lie at this time God only knows ; 
for when 1 search the scriptures as 
G : i- given command, I can find 
no other pool. But thanks be to God, 
1 am yet alive, though not very well 
in body, yet I will try in my great 
weakness to hold out a few days more 
in this laud of trial. And now, dear 
brother I wish to drop a few lines to 
—not to complain, but to encour- 
and build up. 

I live in n community of many 
kind, loving brethren and sisters ; and 
am surrounded by many kind neigh- 
bors whom 1 l^M. .Now, dear reader, 
look at this mroer with coolness and 
Bee whether all is right within our- 
selves, or not, when we meet in pri- 
vate conversation, and say to our dear 
brother : "I have no objections to 
meeting with you as a brother, but in 
consequence of the prejudices that arc 
in the world, 1 sometimes think that 
1 bad better not do it in public." Oh ! 
dear reader, methinksl bear my Lord 
ami Master Bay : be that is "asbam 
ed of me and of my words, in this 

adulterous and sinful generation, of 

him also shall the Son of man be 

ashamed, when be conieth in the glory 

of his Father with the holy angels " 

Look at this: suppose our Lord' 

and Master Bhonld come and find as 

dragging along in thnt kind of faith, 

ild we not call on the mountains 

1 on us and •■over us from the face 

I f him who Bitteth upon the throne '.' 

reived, God is Dot to 
be mocked : what we d i is done u 
aalvation or destruction, and then- is ( 
no halfway grounds ; it is either for 



a- or against u& Itisjust as mncb 
against my natural disposition to 
lute a brother us it is against hi- t" 

salute inc. 

Hear reader, do not be mi staken : 

hearken to the blessed Savior where 
he says. "Go ye into all the world, 
and preach the gospel to every crea- 
ture ;'' and to Peter's "in every nation 
he that feareth him and worketh 
righteousness, is accepted with him." 
I tell you, my dear reader, when I see 
one of the members of Christ's body 
disregarding the word of God.it makes 



when you die and go to judgment, 
you will have to be judged by the 
same Judge, by the same law, and 
yon will have to meet them either in 

happiness or misery, one or the other : 
you can't dodge it, so I leave that for 
you to decide for yourselves. 

Now dear brother, I do earnestly 
ask you iD candour to give these few 
thoughts a place in the Companion ; 
for I do think when we take the res- 
ponsibility of looking upon our neigh- 
bour with contempt or disdain we 
assume too much. I believe that 



me almost tremble. Vet I k'mvr God's work is a perfect work. ^ v e must 
that the word of God says that the | either make the tree good and its fruit 



time will come that there shall be a 
great falling away. The reason I 
speak about these things is, because I 
hear so much caviling about the dif- 
ferent colours. Be care ful that you 



good, or the tree evil and its fruit evil. 
God "made of one blood all nations 
of men for to d»ell on all the face of 
the earth." But mankind violated his 
law, and he saw that the}- had all 



do not get hold of the WTOflg end of I gone out of the way — all had sinned. 



the story. 1 saw in a number of the 
Companion of 1869, what appeared 
to be the language of an old elder in 
Botetourt Co. Va., and in reference to 
a question that had arisen as to w heth- 
er colored brethren should have or 
enjoy the same privilege in the church 
as the white brethren enjoyed. The 
old brother remarked that it was too 
soon after their emancipation, to have 
equality with their white brethren 



Then be sent his only begotten Son 
unto the world, to call sinners to re- 
pentance. Now, if my dear, white 
friends only are sinners, then the call 
is to you ; but if the poor, despised, 
down-trodden people of color are sin- 
ners too, when the call is given, Oh! 
do let us obey the call, for our sake, 
and for your own soul's sake. 

Think for a moment ; a few years 
ago when our land aud country was 



and sisters. We of course understand ] in a perilous condition, you know the 



him to refer to the church. I would 
just say to the brethren aud sisters all 
over this wide land: try to pray for 
that dear old brother, that he might 
be converted, so that he may see the 
beauty of the words of the Lord, that 



government called on the people to 
sustain it. The white man went, the 
black man went, and the red man 
went; and all were willing toward 
the close of the war. They did not 
care how black the man was, so that 



God is no respecter of persons, and of the country was saved. You did not 



want the blood of your darling sons 
and noble brothers to be spilled in 



vain. 



Oh 



no. 



But now we are 



the declaration of Peter .• "Of a truth 
1 perceive that God is no respecter 
of persons: but iu every nation, he. 
that feareth him and worketh righte- 
ousness, is accepted with him." So 
We can plainly see that the middle 
wall of partition between .Jew aud 
Gentile was broken down, so that all, 

in the same manner, might have access not willing to take up the sword that 
to one common Father, and so mak- the great Lawgiver has given, which 
ing peace \c. is the word of God, that is sharper 

Now, dearly beloved, a few words than any two edged sword, and light 
to you, out of love to God and your- Bide by Bide with a colored, fellow 
I hear every few weeks that soldier, to repulse the great arch-foe 
Borne of you have said that you would of the human race, and to rescue 



done fighting with carnal weapons ; 
and yet I hear of some saying that 
they will never come to the church 
while there are any colored persons 
belonging to the church. They are 



like to come to the church if there 
were no colored people in the church. 
Let me say to you that, if you stay 
out of the church, you will have to 
breathe the Bame air, and drink the 

Same water; ami if you travel any by 

rail and eat at any of the hotels, you 



their fathers and mothers, brothers 
and Bis ers,sons and daughters, friends 
and neighbors, from impending ruin. 
Oh! do be content. If you expect 
to enjoy the society of Abraham, 
l.-aac and Jacob, Moses, Aaron and 
Solomon, and of all the holy prophets. 



will have to eat of their cooking, and ' priests, and kings, and of the apostles 



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and martyrs of Jesus, and of all the 
children of God of every nation age 
and clime, you must lay aside that 
tradition and receive with mcekne.-s 
the ingrafted word which is able to 
nave your souls from eternal ruiu. 
That this may be your happy lot is 
my prayer. Bami i.i.. Marbs. 

Xtlcs, Mien. 

Hiindviu Thoughts, \«. 3. 

BT 8. M. MINNICH. 

In advertisinggood reliablo articles, 
the public are often benefited. 

Brother Thomas having good teas, 
spices, Ac. ; Messrs. Bane & Co. hav- 
ing good books, or Mr. Agriculturist 
having farming implements, grain, 
seed, &c. to sell, by advertising it 
will often be of more benefit to the 
subscriber than to the publisher or 
advertiser. Certainly then, let us 
have the good advertised in the Com- 
panion. But with the i oil set before 
the public iu humbug ad\ nte, 

we trust brother Bolsinger will ever 
keep trom defacing its pages. No 
advertisement ought to be admitted 
that misrepresents, in the least, what 
is advertised. 

A few weeks ago I asked a man, 
what would be the prospect of collect- 
ing some money that is due me, from 
a neighbor of his; telling him, that 
his neighbor had owed me for year.-, 
and that he had made many "fair 
promises," but had never filled one of j 
them. Said he, "I will report him." 
"Report him ! What do vou mean 
by that? - ' "Why, sir, members of 
our order, (Odd Fellows.) are not 
permitted to contract debts they can- 
not, or do not, pay; and then, add to 
thin, the .-in of lying ; 1 will i 
him to the lodge." "() \e-, \. 

ar your odd Fellow law,' like 
the higher law, b not always obeyed " 

If the types will allow,' 1 will alio 

"reportj' a brother ; DOt to bring con- 
demnation on him, but to show, bow 
reproach sometimes is brongbl upon 
the eiiureh, in bui iness transact 

In a conversation with a merchant 
in Toledo months ago, 

and their payment, be remark* d 

that it partner ol big tbougbl "Dun- 

Lbe slowest order of peo- 
plo hi knea In paying their d< 
The bnly foundation this 

(whom I will ,^11 j; , Dft( j (•,„. {U .^ 

•'pinion was tbiti : a brother, 

1 wilj call i„, bad owed bim 

>''■"■ | to the eiu 

• 



but he could not. lie left the account 
with his partner who tried four years 
without so much as getting the ac- 
count into a note. Trying for ten 
years without any result, friend B. 
became a little impatient, and wrote 
to his partner that he would be at 
his old home, on a certain day, 
and that he should notify our delin- 
quent brother L. to meet him there 
on said day. The day came ; the 
debtor and creditor were brought face 
to face ; the business for which they 
had met, brother L. introduced in 
these cheering words: "Uncle Billy, 
aint you iu a little of a hurry to set- 
tle that account?" 

Oh ! that I aud every brother, and 
every sister, would let our light shioe 
in every day life, so brilliantly, that 
the world would be convinced that 
ours is the religion of Jesus ! 



Dear brethren end sisters: My 
fourth report was written from Frank- 
lin county, Antietam branch. Hud 
one more meeting, at Amsterdam 
meeting-house, and one at Price's — 
Thence conveyed by brother Henry 
Peardorf to Mt Zion meeting-house 
— Falling spring branch; audit) the 
evening to the Falling Spring meet- 
iDg-bouse 

On Feb. 17th, arrived at brother 
Jacob Fogelsangcr's in the Uidge con- 
gregation ; but owing to a misunder- 
standing, or iiirsarrangement, no ap- 
pointments were made in this branch. 
Thence conveyed by friend David 
Fogelsaoger to the Upper Oomber- 
laud branch, where we had four meet- 
ings in the Union meeting-house, and 
also four at Mcntser's achool bouse. 
Iu this branch Bide* Daniel Keller 
is the house keeper. On '.he 23rd ar- 
rived at Mechanicsburg, was met by 

elder .M Killer, and conveyed to 

his bouse, with whom 1 had pleasant 
and interesting conversation. One 
meeting in Mechanicsburg this even- 
ing, which closed my labors for this 
visit Todaj was brooghi <>n my 
way by brothi r M Miller at Me- 
chanicsburg, where 1 left at 13. 15. 
1' .M. At Ham-burg met brother 
Siiniiii. i -■ .:. i ... i returning from 
a \ iait I . ity, w here he 

laugh- 
ter I. uslj ill 
rived at Tj >ut dark, Foun 

in n aouulile health. A D 
the iii>-. t iugl Iu this rep rath- 

er u bliin i irder 

and attention Mv 



I here acknowledge the tokens of 
Christian affection and kindness re- 
ceived at the hands of brethren and 
sisters everywhere, and the good- 
ness of Cod in sparing life and grant- 
ing health. Ac. 

Daniel M. Holsinuek. 
Tyrone, Pa. 

— — ■ m ♦ — . 

Friend HoUiiujcr, and readers of 
this Companion, I will endeavor to 
inform you, that three of your kind 
brethren have been here with us, and 
tried to reconcile the minds of the 
careless, and unconcerned. They 
held nine meetings, eight in a school- 
house, and one in a private hoi.- 
aud they have made a great imp: 
sion on the minds of the people. The 
majority of the people here, acknowl- 
edge that they have been eulighten- 
ed more than th> y ever were before ; 
ana people making no profession said 
they would have boarded them a 
whole week if they had stayed long- 
er. One man came early in the 
morning, with the intention of being 
baptized — he and his wife — but t! 
were gone ; and they left many more 
pondering between two opinions. — 
They had just got the people's mind- 
aroused ; aud if they had stayed one 
week longer, they would have done 
well. The people said they did not 
do their duty, by going awav 
soou, The only fault we find to vuur 
traveling brethren, is, that they .-tav 
just long enough to arouse the minds 
Of the people. The ua^jlebave been 
roared at so much nPaV: ■ roaring 
Lion, that they Lardlvanow what to 
do any more, aud it takes some time 
to convince them of their wrongs — 
We arc sorry that they left go BO00 ; 
but as it is so, we will expect them 
to come 1... 
work tO be done here. 1 belil 

theie can be a church established hi 
of the brethren faith. So brethren, 
do all you eau to ur 

preachers, into the world ; so thai 

ihe\ can let their light >hine before the 
world, and conviuce them of ili.-tr 
wrong- Be liberal ; it is hard tor 

thren to travel and pay t!. 
own expenses ; .-o you ought to all 
be liberal to those traveling brethren 
I : i . \ par. 1 1 

Although 1 am not a men.' 

of the bri burch, 1 shall fight 

for the Cause, for 1 believe it | 

tine one, and \ . b- 

lior, where frii L'alvi I i 

.1 the night ho: 



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tin- morning, ^m. : « 1 be would have giv- 

oii them five dollars as freeh 
drink of water, if lie liad had is : and 
that neighbor makes no profeasioo at 
ail. Your brethren, let their light 
shine, and the people .-aw it, and they 

loved than for it. 1 say, friends, 

(in. Come again, I 
and let your lighl shine onee more, 
that the e\es of the people may be 
opened; that they may see that there 
i> a true gospel taught in this world ; 

hay may he Uuight that the 
will of our heavenly Father mnsl lie 
all observed, and not a word tram- 
pled tinder foot And give the peo- 
ple to understand that we eau*t read 
of half christians going to heaven ; 
nothing hut a full christian, and they 
arc scarcely saved. Then it is time 
for people to open their eyes to the 
deceptions of the world. Let breth- 
ren he liberal to their trensury, and 
■end forth their gospel teachers; and 
let them teach the true gospel to be 

red. Then i Bay to yon, breth- 
ren, rejoice in the building up of your 
church; for I believe it is founded on 
a rock, and nothing can prevail 

sl it. II. Hunt. 

Sh cj ih a rdtvitte, Mick . 

Oregon and California Mission. 

The undersigned acknowledges 
mount received from the follow- 
ing per- his and churches since our 
. report : 

Daniel I'rowor. Ohio. 

Tiwc:iiMAas^||-eli " 

\ -laze '• " 

Lafayette - " 

Ajhland " " 



Total for the Commitl $ 9,00 

Eld. C. Wbnqer. 

■ 

Dear Brotlur : Since I came to 

lh • Big Cove, the time being about 

three years, I have been trying to 

make every exertion to further the 

divine cause of our Lord and Master, 

an 1 Iti'.l feel i' a duty to do so. We 

have only fifteen members in the 

Cove, and petty well scattered, so 

not see them together 

appointments being 

i] an. 1 thought per- 

.• i I the ministering breth- 

Ijoining disti icta would 

come over and help in, since we arc 

but few, p,j that, if the Lord will, we 



might have, not only a brother hero 
and there, but many. The invitation 
is to all ourkindministering brethren. 
We have had strange ministers here, 
and it proved good to srint and sin- 
ner. If any kind brother would 
wish to come and labor for the Lord 
among us, please let us know ten or 
fifteen days previous. 
Yours in bonds of love. 

Jacob Bovez. 

Big Cove Tannery. 

Bloomvtllb, Ohio, ) 
Feb. 81.1871. f 

Brother tlolsingef : Please an- 
nounce through the Qos .that 
the North-western Ohio District 
council will be held on the 12th,day 
of May next, in the bounds of the 
Seneca church, at the house of broth- 
er David Roop, on the road leading 
from Tiffin to Attica, twelve miles 
from the former, and five miles from 
the latter place. Those coming from 
the case and wishing to stop off at 
Centerton, will please inform breth- 
ren David or Israel Roop, at Attica, 
Ohio. Those stopping at Tiffin, will 
be met there by the brethren, with 
ample means to convey them to the 
the place of meeting. 

By order of the church. 

S. A. Walker. 



Dear Brother Henry: I have not 
taken the Companion fer some time, 
nor any other paper. I have been 
engaged in reading the Scriptures 
of divine truth, and also have I 
read various works of man, such as 
comments on the word of God, by I 
Benson and others. But thoy do not I 
compare well with the Gospel. They ! 
Beem to build something to live by, 
instead of the Gospel ; therefore I re- i 
j ■(•; such men's works. The best and 
Barest way is to obey Christ, and not i 
man. Now I want to hear from the 

! brethren and si-ters wherever they 
may be, and I am sure that they bavc 
given good advice through the Com- 
panion, and I believe that they are 
willing to do so yet. I believe also, 
that if those outside of the true church 

I of God, would take the Companion 
and read i! and the (.'ospel, or D( 
pare them together, th«y would not 
■ to obey < Ibrist 

John Tricks*. 
Perry, India 



Brethren, Editors: I desire to in- 
form you and your readers, that we, 
in the providence of the good Lord, 
have had and enjoyed a series of 
meetings in the Blum creek congre- 
gation, Armstrong Co., Ba. Broth- 
I'. J. Brown of Congress, 0., and 
brother Jos. Keim of Louisville, 0., 
came to us on Thursday, Feb. 9th, 
had meeting on said evening ; next 
day at 10 A. M. and 0£ B. M , and 
so continued to meet daily with those 
who felt to meet with us to worship 
God in earthly tabemaclaa,untii Mon- 
day Feb. 23rd, 9 A. M., Thirteen 
desiring the ordinance of baptism to 
be administered, *c met for counsel & 
to hear from brethren Brown and 
Keim, on the ordinance of Christian 
Baptism : at which time brother 
Brown brought forward such argu- 
ments as were pertinent on the oc- 
casion ; and, having finished the 
prelimina: ies, he went as the servant 
down into the water, cold as it was, 
(say the bystanders,) and the thir- 
teen, found a watery grave, to bury 
the old man in, and rose, we trust, 
'"to walk in newness of life." Meet- 
ing at (ih P. M. After meeting, it 
was made known that, six more de- 
sired also to be ingrafted into "the 
true vine" by bapti m. Accordingly, 
on Tuesday, at 9 A. .,the church 
was called for counsel, and these 
six also obeyed the Lord in being 
baptised. The brethren here still 
urged our laborers to sta y for on» 
more meeting, at 6£ P. M., when 
one more came and desired to obey 
the Lord ; hence at this, our last 
meeting, the church council conven- 
ed on Wednesday 22 Feb. at 9 A. 
M., to receive this one and induct 
him into the buismal grave, and thus 
into Christ. 

Now we fondly trust that these 
twenty who were "baptized into 
Christ, have put on Christ ;" and 
that they "also should walk in new» 
ness of life ;" and "likewise reckon 
ye also yourselves to be dead in- 
deed unto sin, but ali/e unto God 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. ' 
Gal. 3: 27 : Bom. 6: 4-11. At this 
time we take the parting hand and 
brethren Brown and Keim visit 
brother G W. Shafer's family, and 
havo a little meeting on the eve of 



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the 22 i nst., ready to take,the morning 
tain at Indiana for their homes in 
Ohio. The brethren here were much 
revived, and many prayers went up 
to him who sees all things, for their 
safe return to their families. 

Now brethren, you who read this, 
and feel an interest in the prosperity 
of zion, and every individual member 
thereof gaining u the crown of life" 
laid up for the faithful, fray for us, 
that all may, by the o;iace of (Jod, 
be enabled to prove faithful to the 
end. I desire to say in this connec- 
tion that brother J. P. Iietric, of 
Oakland, Pa., wa3 with us at three 
meetings, and labored at one. On 
leaving he said, (for things looked 
dark )' Continue,you will yet be bless- 
ed." Our well wishes and prayers 
go up for our brethren whr. have la- 
bored for us ; and wo trust that some 
of the seed sown, that has not yet 
gri>wn up, will yet manifest itself, 
and many souls m,iy yet, in conse- 
quence of our little meeting, be ad- 
ded to the church in Christ Jesus. 
Lewis Kimmel. 

Elder ton, l'a. 



.\olice. 

Tiic bistrict-meeting for Middle, 
l'a.. will meet, the Lord willing, on 
Monday the 8th day of May next, 
at the Spring Run meeting house, 
Mifflin Co. McYeytown, on the P. 
R. II., U th'.- -tupping off place. 
"Dan'l. M. HoLSINGER. Cvr*g. sec. 

Queries. 

Sok - »ng .') : it;. In the 9tb, 

:i query proposed by 
the Bpouse to the asogbtera of Jeru- 
salem : "What i-> thy beloTed more 
than another belored, thou fairest 
among we 'turns her 

.■in wen in the following 
"My beloved is white and ruddy, the 
cbiefesl among ten thousand ;" &c 
doting willi tin- wordfl "Hi- month 
is most sv. . el \ !. 

An explanation i 
the Companion. 

M M li. i 



I < for. 6 : I, "If then \ .• ha\ <■ judg- 
ment pertaii I bis life, 



set them to judge who are least c^- 
teemed in the church." Who are the 
least esteemed in the church ? 

David I.auinger. 
Elkhart, lnd. 

Errata. 

In No. 8, Vol. 7, page 114, first col- 
umn, 10th line from the top, for "con- 
ceive" read crucified. 

On page 115, in 2nd colnmn, loth, 
line from the top, for "alluming"read 
alluring. C H. B. 

Correction. 

In notiDg the ministers in the 
Little Swatara branch, an • rror oc- 
curs, (I'age 121). Instead ot John 

Abr 

D. M. HOLSTNGBB 



>atz, it should read John Hertzler, 
iraham Pfoutz, A:c. 



MARRIED. 

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and MISS BACHEL8HUMAN, all of Jack- 
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By the same at the house of the bride's 
Father, John J. Good, on the 30th ol'Feb- 
MB. GEORGE CONSTABLE and MISS 
ELIZABETH GOOD, all 01 Cambria Co., 
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TO AN BARNl.vi' CHRISTI AN. 
BY C. H. BILSBv 

The most bustling are not always the most effr* 
dent workers. Those are not necessarily the best 
christians who live in an unruffled sense of peace. 
A hundred giants may not be able to uproot a 
tree whieh a little worm may lay low. A true 
apprehension of" God, will render sin exceeding, 
ly sinful, holiness exceedingly beautiful, obedi^ 
ence exceedingly delightful, the promises exceed- 
ingly precious, and every moment exceedingly 
valuable. Every sin will be measured, not by 
its form or circumstances, but by the law it 
violates and the Character it dishonor*. Every 
act and work will be gauged, not by its apparent 
magnitude, but by its true proportions in the 
light of Eternity, and by its relation to the 
Infinite. The transformation of the fallen finite 
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thing a new aspect, and help us in the valley of 
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mount ot transfiguration by the sense of the 
Divine rn^being, and a peace, through faith, 
which passeth all understanding. We need not 
then go far in search to find our sphere, or for 
work to suit our sanctified capacities. "The 
earth is the Lord'* and the fullness thereof," and 
as he owns and superintends even part, there 
is not a work too humble or obscure for tin 
greatest in the kingdom of Heaven." "The 
of the Highest" — very God incarnate,toundroom 
and dignity enough in a stable for the inaugura- 
tion 01 the stupendous scheme which eldest 
angelfl fail to comprehend. He worked none the 
less mightily lor God and for oa when he Lay in 
the mangei in swaddled helplessness, unknown 
stv • to :i few <>f earth's humbles! citizens. II 
came t" d 1 hi- Father's will, and this ii 
an entrance into life that would teach all be- 
lievers in every age, thai t-- ! 
plish a great work, we need | mspicui 

The world knew hi;:, . en in (he oiitw 

sense, Ironi the necessity ,.|'!, much like • 

q sjmply human being |n 



ditions essential to our redemption. You may 
possibly have erred, my beloved, in your concept 
tion of the dignity and glory of religion asregar Is 
the principle we have endeavored to unfold. 
You perhaps need to be cautioned against the 

; mistake of being chiefly occupied with what is 
incidental, instead ot the intrinsic excellence ot 
Christianity. This is the natural tenden* 
the human mind. The oppressive sadness and 
loneliness of which you complain, is not ow 
to your destitution of grace, nor to the want of a 
higher sphere in which to labor. The very desire 
to work for God is itself of grace, and willing 
ness to work where providence assigns our lot, 
must be of grace also. You "see men a 
walking," and need another touch of ti. 

; Oculist to enable you to see every ti. irly. 

Likeness to God in character, and oneness with 
him in aim and the means of accomplishment. 

! make a growing, contented, useful christian. 

: You remark that you "sometimes become so dis- 
couraged that you scarcely know how to li\ 
Your experience is not new to the saint 
this point a strong m . 

connects you with a loving Brotherhood. ^ u 
have not forgotten, 1 humbly trust, the search 
impressive discourse of brother Quinter at your 
last Lovefeast, in which he expounded the' . 
sion recorded m Isaiah 6 : 1 — S. 1 ( of 

, the Divine manifestation on that /,.■' 

I to give him such i ot idleness and unv 

.that he cried out, ■ 
done : I um 

This is invariably tl. 
tion ot the l);\ [)arkn< - alu 

becom- s darker when ;- .. ■ , the \. 

glan v! tig iti ing S 
prophet with t) d him he maj be pi 

noun I holy; but i 

m of the lnw 

J OUlj 10 much of the g\ { , 
mortal l ; y h h M. than I 

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I reveals himself to ^oul, there will be self, or whaj s do, do all to^the g] 

BthinVf and ealtoest, unr< d This is every-day glory — the grandeur of living 

consecration to God ifyougiv« yourself to the to God in Bmall things — and it 

temptation ot'&e Divine character and the lor those who have rightly conceived of the 
crucifixion ofsu ir baptismal vow demands, Christian Religion. To eat and drink, to cook 

you will ofyd have occasion to repeat the pio* and bake, to wash and mend, to scrub and scour 
phel matioD, "woe is me ! for I am uns to the glory of God every day, is a more glorious 

done; hrcause I am a person ot unclean lips." ie in the sight of God and his Angels, 

jofholi ! sin are no ground than to live an indifferent life, relieved bj 

nent, but, on the contrary, are casional acts of generosity and sacrifice which 
designed to inspire hope and confidence. God compare as strangely with the person's general 
drav. , and unveils his glory, not to repel conduct, as dors the christian life with the course 

but to sanctify and humble us ; to give us titter ; of the world. It is not the outwardly great 

as of his majesty and purity, and of our astonishing the mind arid winding admiration 
filthiness and demerit The unclean lips that but the devotion that parts with the last mite, 
are seen in the light of his presence, are to be j that marks the truly noble, Crist-loving soul, 
purged with a live coal from off the Altar of holi- Imitate the quiet, unobtrusive Mary, who - 

The "woe is me" is speedily followed by 
the high commission of the Supreme, and the 
ready response to be any thing, do any thing, or 
L r 'i any where, at the Divine bidding. This pre- 
pare e the way to dogreat things for God in ways 
have only the appearance of dullness and 
servility to eyes not anointed from above. Your 
readiness to run the Lord's errand finds express- 
ion in language like this: "Oh, if I only could domestic duties, and throws the lustre of Heaven 
do something good in the world ; if I could but I around your table, your stove, your br >om, your 
be the means of bringing one soul to Christ ; if i needle, and what not 1 It is not some great deed, 
I could only do something for the Lord, be it j forcibly striking the senses, that dignifies the 
evel so little." My dearly beloved, your prayer j christian life, but it is the Divine presence and 
is answered all the time. In other parts of your blessing that enables every little daily act of 



good by stealth, and is discovered only by the 
fragrance of the precious ointment of self-sacrifice 
which she has poured on some poor saint's i 
You may be as dear to your saviour and glorify 
him as much, iclierc you are, as if placed in eir^ 
curnstances which you might deem more favora- 
ble. That you can have so great an object i. 
you do as the glory of God, gives dignity to your 



letter you remark, "I do try to set an example 
vtorthy of imitation ; I try to exert an influence 
that others might see my good works,and glorify 
our Father isu J leaven." And is not this the very 
method which God has instituted for the exten- 
sion of his Kingdom ? And is not such circum- 
spection ot walk the condition of spiritual 
development as well as spiritual influence \ The 



our pilgrimage. Have you hot abundant oppor- 
tunity il to do something for the Lord, it it be 
ever so little {" If you do all to the glory of God, 
you can fill your life with great deeds which 
will gain the approbation of the everlasting God, 
and shine, with undimmed glory, in the records 
of Eternity. Remember the "cup of cold water." 
Stamp the impress of holiness on every little 



good works which are to have such mighty act, and you "shall be called great in the King- 
power, are not extraordinary in the common dom of Heaven." 

it the term, but the every dav expressions , .^.— o- ■■ 

ofourchristianlife. "Tah heed unto thyself^ « |lienHl not ttke ^ * e Com *«* m - 

unto the doctrine; continue in them : for in do- This is one 0l the pre ceptsthat St. Paul gave 

ing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them , )nt() the Thessalonian brethren, [n i ading 

that hear tbrr. Although pi. manly applicable , 1)(1 fir8t ^tle of Paul to the chnrch.we observe 

to mimat< i us injunction enbodies the true a beautiful ilmv ( ,r sentiment, in the affectionate 

ldea "' persona oUness,asm< etness lot Heaven, manner in wnicn he addressed it ; fust grating 

and the true missionary idea in the individual thrm . „ Grace hv unto you? and peace from 

p, and its exemplification will not? fail 1 the God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." 
rich 1 g of God "Whether ye eat or drinl ! " g th rei in their b 



christian family com-. 






halt, "in his prayers, and not forgetful of thc-ii 
work of faith, labor of love and patience of hope? not th 
in our Lord." There were undoubtedly comfort- 
ing news to the church; knowing from what a "the da 
sinful condition ti ought, through the ' night." watch, and be 

preaching of the inspired apostles; also giving another with 
assurance that "they were ensamples to all that t n. 

believe in Macedonia and Achaia." Having these his to the church, by 

blessed, praiseworthy merit3 laid before them, b m those very 1 

we may well coscieve the encouragement it was bor ... 

lat -d to give them to persevere in the good 
work they had undertaken. It must have been contii 
apparent on al] oce ■ that the Spirit was Bee ei 

not qi; I or so much good result could not Paul. We ma;- 

h»ve lollovtcd them, since the apostle assures and it, to 

that ; j place their faith to God-ward many i I 

was spread abroad. They must have ft It, like v 
nevet any Ices worthy of those welcome the g irit for : 

me undoubted i further the admit 

blessed cause i those yet in darkness nt in th 

turning many "to God from idols, to serve the oi mankind. To be truthful to 
true and living God." As tl od, we should . chi 

did in ancient dajs, so our faithful brethren in of the Holy S 
those days desire to follow the teaching! of our w j. 

Heavenly Father, through the blessed Saviour. ' _^, ^ *L— 

And we have cause to greet them in like n 
for their "labor of love among us every wh< 
We can say with faith, their time spent in d. - 
daring "the truth" to a sinful world is well f lil 
spent; although the results-cprm ' 
low immediately, they mn- 

i I ••: day; for God 

ill not return unto him void. I I, 

also may it be 3aid, the faithful brethren obj 

: icept, 'Quench not the - 
willingness \s ■ n in ol; 

truths, is an - 
Spirit to dwell in our 
Bupi .. I when « 

■ i!s to ta ite oft] 

t from heaven, 
them th< |! 

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T»r the r 
\o _». 

' Bot tfaeresl ofth ",' : " 1 liv "' DOt 
•gain ....til the the "*? yeaM u,r " 
finished. This i- '"' ,irs ' »' s » r ' ,,1 <-- 
Uod. Blessed ,l1 h "'- v ls '"' that 
hath M purtir-"' 1 "'-' resurrection : on 
Buch the sc ''"' death '""'' "" power 

|j„t ( | jev .mil lie priests of God and 

,,.:", and -hall reign with him a 
thou ,UH ' y :u ~ -^ s Wl * have stated 
i,,.i former treatise, the bodies of the 
taints shall he called forth, and the 

■ in particles of the decayed pu- 
trefaction be changed in the twinkling 

of an eve: even BO the living saints, 

arbe obey his voice, observe all 
things whatsoever he has command- 
ed, shall he changed also and caught 
up together with them to meet the 
Lord in the air; while the wicked 
and disobedient shall he destroyed 
with the brightness of his coming, and 

lied from his peaceful presence 
to live no more, but to die that eter- 
nal death "where their worm dicth 
DOl and the lire is not quenched ;" 
" Hut the rest of the dead lived not 
again until the thousand years were 
finished." It is the humble and can- 
did opinion of the writer, though it is 
net so plainly revealed, that the earth 
shall be changed and made like unto 
the garden of Eden, and the Lord and 
his hosts shall inhabit this earth 
For proof of the same we will exam- 
ine a few passages. "For the Lord 
Bhall comfort /ion : he will comfort 
her waste places ; and he will make 
her wilderness like Fden, and her 
lesert like the garden of the Lord: 
joy and gladness shall be found there- 
in, thanksgiving and the voice of 
melody." Is. :">1 : '•>. "I made the 
nations to shake at the sound of his 
fall, when I ca.-t him down to hell 
with them that descend into the pit ; 
and all the trees of Fden, the choice 
and best of Lebanon, all that drink 
water .-hall be comforted in the neth- 
.1 parts oi the earth." Fz. "I : 16, 

re constrained to believe that 

the two foregoing passages have ref- 

• the reinstatement of the 

earth, when the Lord shall come to 

comfort Zion -come to he glorified in 

lints come in flames of tire to 
take vengeance i 1 all that do wicked- 
ly The langu tekiel "I make 
• at the sound of 
bis fall, when 1 ea.-t him down to hell 
a itb them that de. cend into the pit," 
• ' think, i- equivalent to that of the 



Revelator, "And I saw an angel 

down from heaven, having the 

kej of the bottomless pit and a greal 

chain in his hand. And be laid hold 
on the dragon, thai old serpent, which 

is the Devil, and Satan, and bound 
him a thousand years, and east him 
into the bottomless pit, and shut him 
up, and set a seal upon him, that he 
should deceive the nations no more 
till the thousand years should be ful- 
filled ; and after that he must be loos- 
ed a little season." Lev. li * > : 1-3. 
perhaps would differ with me, 
and many do, and say that "the earth 
is to be burned np, we think not, the earth 
is not to be annihilated, from the fol- 
lowing passages. "And thou, Lord, 
in the beginning hast laid the founda- 
tion of the earth, and the heave 
the works of thy hands. They shall 
perish, but tbou remainest : and they 
all shall wax old as doth a garment, 
and as n restore shalt thou fold them 
up, and they shall be changed ; but 
thou art the same, and thy years 
shall not fail. Hob. 1 : 1C-12. • We 
understand this to teach us thM in 
the beginning the Lord laid the foun- 
dation of the earth, he made the 
earth, but it shall perish — not be an- 
nihilated — but as a vesture will he 
fold it up, and it shall be changed ; 
yea, it shall be renovated by fire, for 
the lire shall melt and make anew. 
We will next see ± Peter 3 : '20, "But 
the day of the Lord will come as a 
thief in tbe|night,in which the heavens 
shall pass away with a great noise, and 
the elements shall melt with fervenl 
heat: the earth also, and the works 
that are therein, shall be burned up." 
•'Dear and friendly reader, your 
most unworthy writer does honestly 
understand the Apostle's language 
that the earth shall not be burned up 
but melted as the elements are to be 
melted. But it is the works that the 
Apostle says are to be burned up. 
For further information, see 1 Cor. 
3: 13. "Every man's work shall be 
made manifest ; for the day .-hall de- 
clare it ; because it shall be revealed 
by fire; and the lire shall try every 
man's work of what sort it is." So 
we learn from the passage that it is 
the wicked works of man thai shall 
he burned, and not the earth, hut it is 
melted as the elements. But 
BS the refiner of gold may heat ami 
melt his gold, that it may seem to 
Btream as vapor, and apparently 
Its original weight, yel as it 

p find 1 1 ■ 



particle lost : the original weight of 
gold is there, and more pure than it 
wa- before, liven so shall it be in 
tin' day of the Lord, when he shall 
COme to judge the earth : the tricked 
works of nun. or the dross of the 
earth shall be destroyed ; but the 
pure metal, the righteous, shall lose 
nothing but their dross : "For he 
shall sit as a refiner and purifier of 
silver." Let this suffice for the 
earth's being renovated, and changed, 
reinstated like unto Eden, or the gar- 
den of the Lord. O happy for the 
Christian, indeed! There bhall be 
no pestilence upon the earth, no more 
thorn or thistle, no tnore bramble nor 
grub to remove, no more oppn 
nor poverty, no more fickness nor 
pain, no more famine nor crying for 
bread ; but all shall be peace ami 
plenty, "and they shall not teachevery 
man his neighbor, and every man his 
brother, saying, know the Lord ; for 
all shall know me from the Last to 
the greatest." 

"We are constrained to believe, from 
what little investigation we have 
made of the teaclajbgs of prophecy, 
that the Lord shall alight upon the 
earth, od the spot from which he as- 
cended; and that there will tie his 
place of residence during the millen- 
ial era. Yea, he Bhall descend to the 
mount of Olives, and there will he 
establish himself as King over all the 
earth For a better understanding, 
and lor the edification of my fVicmlh 
readers, we refer you to Zech. 14th 
chapter, beginning with the 4th verse; 
"Ami his feet shall stand in that day 
upon the mount of Olives, which is 
before Jerusalem on the east, and the 
mount of Olives shall cleave in the 
midst thereof ton ard the east and to- 
ward the west, and there shall be a 
very great valley ; and half of the 
mountain shall remove toward the 
north, and half of it toward the south 
And ye shall flee to the valley of the 
mountains; for the valley of the 
mountains shall reach unto Azal . 
ye Bhall flee like as ye fled from be- 
fore the earthquake in the day- of 
Dzziah, king of Judah; and the Lord 
inv Uod shall come and all the saints 
with tbee. And it shall come to pass 
in that day. that the light shall not 
be clear, nor dark ; but it shall be 
iy which shall be known to tie 
Lord, not day nor night, but it .-hal! 
come t<> pass thai at evening time it 
shall be light. And it shall be in 
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out from Jerusalem ; half of them to- 
ward the former sea, and half of 
them toward the hinder sea : in sum- 
mer and in winter shall it be.' - We 
thiuk the prophet Le very explicit, 
that the Lord .shall alight upon the 
mount of Olives as he left it. Re- 
member the language of the angels 
to the illiterate fishermen of Galilee: 
"This Bame Jesus which is taken up 
from you into heaven, ahall so come 
in like manner." 

i"es, he will descend and alight 
upon the mount from which he as- 
cended ; then shall the mountain 
cleave in the midst thereof, tind one 
half of the mountain shall remove 
toward the north, and one half of it 
toward the south, and there shall be 
a very great vailey there: a place 
where the accepted of the Lord shall 
assemble annually to worship him 
who "shall be King over all the earth; 
in that day the Lord shall be one 
and his name one. When all ''the 
land shall be turned as a plain from 
(jeba to Uimmou, South of Jerusa- 
lem. " "And men shall dwell in it, 
and there shall be no more utter de- 
struction ; but Jerusalem shall be 
safely inhabited." And we are plain- 
ly informed that there shall be a 
house erected in this valley which 
shall be made by the removal of the 
mountain ; and out from under the 
threshold of the house eastward issu- 
ed living waters We now see be- 
vond the grave, the morning of that 
blessed millennium; we see the river 
of the water of life clear as ei . 
we see its formation and creation, 
through the prophetic glass ; but then 

hall see lace to face, these 

suing toward the east coun- 
try, and goiog down injo the dc.-orl, 
and going into the sea, winch being 
ight forth into the Bea the water 
Bball be healed, And \\ bile I pen 

these words of prophecy, they cause 

m\ bosom i" glow with emotions un- 
speakable and full of joy, hoping to 
be .me iii the bapp) throng, who 
shall pluck the ambrosial fruits from 
the trees that shall grow on either 
Bide of tin- riv er ; h hose ft uil Bball 

be for meal, and u bicfa shall \ teld 

abundantly every month, ami the 
..i 1 1 . « - frees shall in- lor medi- 
cine, "A lid there .-hall In' a \ <r\ 

mull ii ii le of ii- b, becao e these 

..ii b< r, tor they 

shall in- healed, and even thing shall 
live \\ hither the i ath. And 

il come io pas • that the 



shall stand upon it, from Fngedi even 
unto Enegliam ; they shall he a place 
to spread forth nets: their fish shall 
be according to their kinds, as the 
ash of thc^reatsea, exceeding many." 
For the information of those interested 
in the glorious era thatshallcome — the 
millennial reign of our Lord and Sa- 
vior — we refer you to the last eight 
chapters of the prophecy of Ezekiel, : 
beginning with the fortieth chap- 
ter ; where we can look through the 
prophetic glass and see the erection 
of the house, giving us the size of I 
the house very minutely, and evea | 
every particular pertaining to the 
sanctuary ; the highth, the length, 
the breadth, and width ; all of which 
is too tedious for us to mention now. 
Sullice it to say that we believe from 
, the prophetic language by the proph- 
et in the chapter referred to, that 
the ordinances will then be changed, 
D as they were changed from the 
Ifosaic dispensation to the present 
i. spel dispensation. As it was in 
j the old era, they offered sacrifices 
and burnt offerings to the most high 
i. »d; but the Gospel has changed to 
baptism, feet-washing, the supper, 
aud holy Eucharist. Even so shall 
it be changed back to sacrifices and 
(offerings as it was in former days, 
I or similar, for the first shall be last 
i and the last shall be first. Let us 
see then, that we on the earth, who 
want to be the happy recipients of 
the glory of his millennial reign, do 
not chauge the (Jospel ordinances to 
suit our peculiar fancy ; but perpet- 
uate the same until he shall come to 
change at his divine command. For 
lie .-hall be King over all the earth, 
/ is King of kin^s, ami Lord of 
lord- And while We meditate upon 
tii'- glorious era that .-hall come, \s e 

cannol belpbut remember the beauti- 

| ful lilies of the Poet : 

• ii Ion:; MM thy ipaolOQi courts adorn, 

Bm future torn and daughter* yet unborn, 
In crowding ranks, on evert tide erlu, 
Hiding Ufe, Impatient tor ibeir if 

barb'roni nailoni at thy gate altei 
Walk in lb j light, and in t ii> tumble bend ; 
thy bright a 1 tan thronged erlib proatrale 
king* 
While ever; land 

Via, the tribute of prai-e »ud ado- 
ration shall go up to Jerusalem once 

;•, from every kindred t 
ami nation ; from the UltermOSi 

<>f the earth, shall they assemble an- 
nually t" Lamb then 
God 1 1 ■ 
there be ' one law gh . uord, 



and his name one. They whom the 
i shall accept iu that day; they 
who keep his commandments faith- 
fully until death, shall be made the 
happy participants of the ambrosial 
fruit which is to grow on either side 
of the river, 'whose leaf shall not 
fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be 
consumed : it shall bring forth new 
fruit according to his month, 1 
their waters they issued out of the 
sanctuary ; and the fruits thereof 
shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof 
for medicine." Ezek. 4 7 : L2. And 
when thirsty, his servants shall sip 
the healing waters and live; aud 
should there be any pain or disea-* 
with those who come from the utter- 
most parts of the earth to the annual 
meeting, they shall be healed bv the 
leaves of the trees ; for they shall 
be for the healing of the nations 
[" To be Continued.] 

A \:<KKW Si 'AI.NAKKK. 

For l lie Co,i,p* 

A Savior"* Love. 

W&V do I love Jesus I Because :. 
loved me. 

How many are made to appreciate 
the grand significance attached to the 
above poetical lines. How beautiful- 
ly they portray before our wandering 
minds the inscribed love of JV 
Truly they are worthy of being in- 
scribed in words of living light npon 
the tablet of our hearts How is 
their accents of love come to us with 
redoubled force, when we .-ee it verifi- 
ed by a personal c mfirmatiou in the 
person of Jeans, who, in ti. tyof 

his power, ascended to the celestial 

climes, u here Angels and mil; 

are singing the sue :; , a( man 

redeemed alone can -.: g M.thinks, 
when 1 contemplate the inefla 
that are to await the faithful CI 
1 ( '"» a\Im< through the .lark- 

cloud that intervene,, and behold the 
Saint- surrounding the throne of the 
• ith a perpetual 
Bong of \| the Lamb \ 

there we -hall, if permited to enter.' 

walk the golden . y aw ' 

Jerusalem, w itfa palms of victory in 

osr hand- and bathe in the crystal 

fountain.- of love, that floe :. 

throne of tl i 

tollowinth. ir on | trainju:. 

roll 

u rtrey 

i v< bath not 

nor ear In.. 






MILY COM i'A: 



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h Hi".: 

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. how 

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• what 

. i advance 

e who 

them 
It we 

rcouae 
n hich 

... 
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eth i. mmandra 

i 

in all 

and wis 
He may view the ficldsclotlh 

ed \t< 

■ 

■'... rcrytbiog 

cl.3: J !. 

ra:id 

in the ( 
.i Su| 

And 

i by a regard for his house, 
his wo linances. This 

in beautifully illustrated by the old 
from whom we arc 
so frequently refresbed by many 
oppressions full of pathos and deep 
significance, 
lovely are 

. even 

Oh! that the words of David could 
be deeply d upon our hearts, 

and cause us to manifest a love for 
the sanctuary of the Lord. 1 have 
frequently ob that upon our 

ether for the purpose of 

'ping the true and living God, 
gropped together around in thchousc, 

id that bur conver 

:• S ouls 

ot, like Davii 

of the Lord. "Out of 

i he mouth 

;eth." This proves conclusively 

thai if our conv< i chiefly on 

the H 

it not all at once 
. 
ter Vi r the 

6 to meet 
there. , >,- i t Ii our own 

■I with God ; the i 

d his holy 
. 

istianity in 

your 

■ 



four calling is 
a ho:>. u make hi 

and ii t, and en- 

mder the 

■ 
the kingdom of eternal bli 

Yottug Brother, you ■. and 

old ones ton, you are ■ in a 

warfare. , • ; ,,,<| 

so terible is that war, that it i 
safe for yon to lay your weapons 
down for a momci, 
santly on the alert to attact yon. 

utto 
deceivs or destroy! The world, the 
I the devil are to : 

overcome, is the 
promise of an inheritance with .],■- 
Christ the righteous. The wildern 
of trial is before you, and you en1 
it as yon • baptismal 

grave. Strive lawfully, and go : 
ward, and see the salvation ot Clod. 
.ted reader, as you value 
the eteraal destiny of your poor per- 
ishing souls, let me impress this 
solemn declaration upon your bea 
ist die. Yes, death 
writen in glowing letters upon the 
tablet of your throbbing little heart, 
and ere yon re;; onr 

youn ributor, your bouI u 

ht to yonder world, to 
witness the scenes ofa never end; 
futurity. Fearful dilemma, if uncon- 
vert< Mud on the very brink of 

death, and the least pulsation of Gc 
wrath may crush you down beneath 
the surging billows of hell. Flee, oh ! 
flee from the wrath to come ! lay hold 
on eternal life, and accept the Savior 
>ur dear and intimate friend, and 
you, too, will be joined with the Saints 
of heaven. 

Pa. 



It is our own vanity that makes 
. ities of 6th 

. 

One of the finest qualities in a 

human being > - nse of 

•hich renders it impossible 

for him ever I i uder or a 

It i "i divine that follows 

■' instructions. I can e 

men what wi 

I of the 

i ." mine I thing. 



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christian Family Ooiupau; 

Tyrone C'ltv, Pa., Mar. I!, t*7t 

BOEO, I'A- ) 

March 7th, 18T1. > 
Dear G. F. G,i Once more by 
. oi aorrespondenoi and 

have done for this trip. 

At Long Meadow we visited broth- 
er Daniel Shelter's and sister Aun 
Boland's, and held two' evening dud 
one day mee ii Also made the ac- 

quaintaaoe of brethren Baker and 
Harmon oi' the Welsh Kua branch. 
Ui Thursday evening; Elder G. 
\l . b i !'-• ut farewell, h v. 

COD 

bouse near brother il -, and in 

ill- morning to ta ears for 

Montgomery county', Pa., while we 
wen 611 the last appointed 

at Long Meado nail, 

but not without interest 

friend J • Roland 
iveycd us to Wi ro. We 

now among our relatives. Took 
dinner at Daniel II Fabrney'B. — 
Lod Jac ■'> Ilolsinger's, where 

I ths pleasure of laying our 
lui . i the first table owned by 

rand-father, a:id from i's 
we worn . 
in .. be lived, I 

have bev to of good taste. 1 f 

we bad it at hooas it would b 
prj ■• il 1 tako^ only a 

piece of it as a relic. 

On •• • • i ij , to Bister I I 
Fabrney, widow of brother Jt 
Pahrney, a noted physician and min- 
ister among the Brethren. Dined 
H iiii bi Die I Holsiugi ■ ■'.-, re- 

siding on the old Uolsinger I 

-. biefa li:i been in the 
Cor bvndrod year . but baa 

lately b I Li n a 

■ ik's, wil 
Thence to meeting la 

!'r. ; 

1 . od attend 

i. All night .'.i brothi r Josiah 
Fabrne] 's. A il the Fahroo 



mentioned arc brother Jacob 

iSabmey, referred to above. 
On Sunday forenoon, pr< 

noeotisg-hense, and din- 
ed at brother Jacob Snowberger's, 
and yudted his mother who is nearly 
E age. In the evening 
preached at Price's | house. 

Both meetings were smaller that we 
had expected, but those who were 
pjresei good attention to 

■■!. Lodged with bi 
Daniel Fabrney. 

Monday, visited sister Nancy Ba- 
ker, grand-father Biolnnger's sister, 
who is very old and sickly. Dined at 
brother Henry Dear dor fa, married to 
a cousin. In the afternoon visited 
the "Snow Hill," the Seventh Day 
Baptist Nunnery. This institution is 

tument of the religious fanato- 
of the age. The building is 

and roomy bnt low and gloomy, 
and rapidly approaching dilapida- 
tion. There are but a few nuns, 

than a dozen) living in the in- 
stitution. Henry Bowman, an old 
inhabitan* d as through the 

building from top to cellar. The 
most desirable part of the i 
rnent are the beautiful Bprings in the 
and about the house. We ob- 

1 that one of the extensions was 
about six inches lower than the oth- 
er part of the building, and were told 
that the leader bad n dream :»; the 
time ' \ as about building, 

in which it was told him that If it 

be n btgh as the principle 

building, the [nstitntion would 

to naught ; hence the effort. 

Lodged \\ ith brother Daniel 1 1 . 

form- 
. better acquaintance than we 
heretofore enjoyed, a 

ation, 
without j_'i-t 1 1 nt. 

Tuesday I l'.>\ Id Fabraey'a, 

and aistoj who live 

W their pbi' 

. 
by a p ion of a 



men were in the well at 
One escaped without sny inju- 
ry, while the other had his left arm 
lacerated badly, though no bo 
were broken. It was much better 
than it night have been. Thence to 
Christian Stouffer's, wife's relatives. 
Thence to tne "Bottle II >use," as 
daughter and I have cbristeued it. be- 
ing the medicine establishment of Dr. 
1'. Fahrney's Blood Cleanst f Pan- 
acea, having tor it> sign a hogh wooll- 
en bottie. The medicne is manufac- 
tured here by Dr. P. Fahrney's Broth- 
ers 8t Co. After spending some 
time looking about the establishment, 

a few hours in company with the 
family of brother of D. H. I'ahrney, 
who lives up stain, and our former 

-;ant, D. B. Mentzer with him, 
who is also connected with the med- 
icine business, we put np at brother 
Josiah Fahrney's. This family 

ad ot brother Josiah, brother 

ph Emraert, sister .Margaret Em- 
mert. each of whom death hath rob- 
bed of a life partner, and sister Cath- 
arine Fahrney, and several children. 
Hope the Lord will give them con- - 
lation in their bereavement. To-inor- 

row (God willing) we go bono. 

April rilWft. 

Will soon be at hand. Then we 
will need one thousand dollars. There 
is nearly twice that amount due us. 
If we can just get two-thirds of it uow 
and the balance during the Summer, 
we .-hall get along finely. Hope all 
subscribers in an ears, will pay what 
they can to the agents to whom tl 
Bnbaeribed, at once, so thai we may 
yet be able to me. i payux nta a ,tli 
liao prumptni 

We a ;■ h to employ ta 
leu us appren the pi ini 

business We would prefer memU 

of tbe church, but in- 
al el d orth 
practical peuman«hi| tiul 
i|ualificatious Appl) 

We ui o di 

and > 
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The l'n<iKov«r nml I he Lord's 
Supper. \o. 1 1. 

I > ■ 1(16 BKTB 11 M ■ 

I i • upon this part of our 

that we may be 
i apderet i 1, we think it nee* 
ttfl our position. This 
ne aa briefly and clearly as 
possible. Wherein We differ from 
the opinions of our renders we ask 
yout indalgoace till you hear our ar- 
guments, and we ere fully confident 
thai you will both see and acknowl- 
e our correctness. We asaonu i 

1. That oar Savior did eat a meal 
w it** ln< apostles in th? night in which 
be was betraj 

2. That we have an oceount of 
this meal in the 26th chapter of Mat- 
thew, Hth of .Mark, 22iu\ of Luke, 
and 1 : 1 1 1 1 of John. 

.",. That "the passover" spoken of 

by the evangelists in these chap 
was "the passover a feast of the 

I That the meal which our Sa- 
vior ate with his apostles in that 
nightt was not "the passover," aud 
that it is nowhere called passover, but 
supper. 

That this supper is a religious 
ordinance, instituted by Christ, and 
to be observed by his followers. 

That our Savior did eat a meal 
with his apostles in the night of his 

rayal, which was the night of the 

oe day in which he was crucified, 
i< universally admitted ; and it i3 so 
plain that it ifl unnecessary to occupy 
space with arguments to prove it, — 

l>ut as .-.pine Seem to doubt the fact 
that John refers to the same meal 
that Matthew, Mark, and Lake do, 
imed iii our second position, 
we will introduce a few arguments 
to prove that they do have reference 
to the same meal. 

1st Each gives an account of 
Christ making known the betrayer. 

. th 26: 'I: 1"— -'• 

I.i 22: 21—23 John 18: 21 -26. 

w,. pnrp a harmony 



of the four evangelists on the points 
referred to in these chapter*, the 
reader is solicited to read the pas- 
referred to in this and the fol- 
lowing arguments. From the fore- 
going reference* it appears very clear- 
ly that John connects the making 
known of the betrayer with the meal 
he speaks of; but Matthew, Mark, 
nsd Luke, eonnoct this circumstance 



We shall now proceed to offer a 
harmony of the account given by the 
evangelists of this meal and of the 
various circumstances connected with 
it, and also oi the agony, apprehen- 
sion, trial, crucifixion, death, burial, 
and resurrection of our adorable Re- 
deemer. The different circumstanoes 
shall be taken up and considered in 
the order of their occurrence. The 
with the meal they speak of; there- ! scriptures relating to the facts shall 



fore it is clear that they all refer to 
the same meal. 

2nd. The prediction of Peter's 
denial of Christ, is recorded bv John 



first be given, and then the comments 
showing their harmony and the facts 
taught. 

1. "Now the first day of the fcatl 



in connection with the sapper to which \ f unleaveuod bread the disciples 



he "refer? ; and Matthew, Mark, and 
Luke, record the same prediction in 



came to Jesus, saying unto him, 
Where wilt thou that we prepare for 

Matth. 



connection with the meal thev refer t^e to eat the passover V 



to ; therefore it is evident that they 
all refer to the same meal, or sup- 
per. See Math. 26: 22—36, Ma 14: 
27—31, Lu -2'2: 31—34. Juo. 13: 
3—38. 

3rd. John speaks of our Savior 
going from the supper to the garden 
of Gethsemane ; and the other evan- 
gelists speak of him as going to the 
garden from the meal they record ; 



And the first day of unleavened 
bread, when they killed the passover, 
his disciples said unto him, Where 
wilt thou that we go and prepare, 
that thou marest eat the passover t M 
Ma. 14: 12. 

"Then came the day of unleaven- 
ed bread, when the passover must 
by killed.'" Lu. 22 : T. 

" "Now before the feast of the pass- 
over, when Jesus kaew that his hour 
was come that he should depart out 



hence it is evident that they all re- f tn j s wor ld unto the Father, hav- 
cord the same meal. Compare Math, j j D g loved his own which were in the 
20: 36, Ac., Ma. 14: 32, &c, Lu. 

22: 30, ic, Jno. 14: 31 ; 18; 1 \e. 



Other arguments might be advanc- 
ed to established the fact that they 
all speak of the same meal ; but these 
are deemed quit* sufficient to satisfy 



world he loved them unto the end." 
Jno. IS. 1. 

John, in introducing his account 

of the supper, says : "Now before the 

feast of the passover ;" but he does 

not say in this connection how long 

the candid reader, and we have no before, neither docs he mention the 

inclination to waste time with those question asked by Christ's disciples. 

who are not willing to receive the | MaUhew seems to say that this 

truth. In fact, we have never known question was asked on "the first day 

any one to assume that they do not of the feast of unleavened bread;" 

refer to the same meal, except such and as we have shown that the first 

as have some beloved dogma that day of the feast of unleavened bread 

they think to establish by so doiug; ' was on the fifteenth day of the month, 

and we confess that we have no this rendering of Matthew's testimo- 

for them, unless their corrupt ny would place the asking of this 

hearts are changed, so that they are question on the day after that on 

willing to accept of the plain teach- , which the passover must be killed. — 

f God's word. When this mir- We object to this rendering, first, 

!' grace shall be wrought, the because Christ was crucified about 

Dents already offered will be fifteen hours after the question was 

idered abundantly ample, asked, and he was crucified on the 



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preparation day, which was the four- 
teenth <luy of the mouth; and, sec- 
ondly, becauec Mark places the ask- 
ing of the question on "the first day 
of unleavened bread," (which as we 
have shown, was the fourteenth day 
of the month,) "when the passover 
must be killed." Thus Matthew's 
record would conflict with Mark's, as 
well as with his own in reference to 
the time of the crueifixiqn. 

But Matthew does not say what 
he appears to say. He did not say 
that the disciples asked this question 
on "the first day of the feast of un- 
leavened bread." True, the transla- 
tors make him say so; but what of 
that? translators always make au- 
thors say what they understand them 
to mean King James' translators 
did not understand, or they did not 
keep in mind, the important fact that 
"the day of unleavened bread," or 
"the first day of unleavened bread," 
was the fourteenth day of the month, 
while the first day of the feast of un- 
leavened bread was the fifteenth day 
of the month. But we are glad to be 
able to say that they placed into our 
hands a very important key to the 
original reading. Words which tl 
supplied themselves, having no cor- 
responding words in the original, 
are given in italic letters. "In the 
English BibU tin tupplied 

by the translators "re in italics, to 
om thosi 
nnaV'—Burtt's English 
dframmar, P. 11, Now, by ao 
animation of Matth. 26 : 17, it will 
be seen that the words "Jay" and 
"feast of" an- in italics, and, there- 
fore, according to the foregoing rule, 
these word- wen supplied bj the 
translators. This is not a mere 
whim of out brain, but a stubborn, 
inalterable fact; ami let him who 

dare.-, to d »ubt it look niter his proof, 

and be will i ,, VlT t | m , | JP ]inh 

none. \\ e therefore claim i, 

lege of rejecting rrom the U i\ the 

which the tran»i. 
ad the audacity to *upph i;, 



this we read as follows : "Now the 
first of the unleavened bread the d 
ciplcs came to Jesus, saj-ing unto 
him, Where wilt thou that we pre- 
pare for thee to cat the passover V 
This is the true rendering ; and it 
places the asking of this" question on 
"the first of the unleavened bread," 
agreeing with Mark's "first day of 
unleavened bread, when the passover 
must be killed." This not only 
agrees with the original, but also 
with the German and various other j 
translations. We therefore take our 
stand with full assurance of the un- 
yielding character of position, that 
this question was asked by Chri 
disciples oa the day on which the 
passover must be killed — on the four- 
teenth day of the month. 

We must pause here to notice the 
fact that lie !'.■ . -• 1 Translation by 
the American Bible Union, would 
place this question on the first day of 
the feast of unleavened bread. Ac- 
cording to this translation Matthew 
and Mark both say: "And on the 
first day of the feast of uulcarened 
bread" Ace. Now, while we readily 
admit that the Revised Translation 
contains many improved readings, we 
arc compelled by the force of circum- 
stances and well established facts, tu 
declaim against this u.« a deplosrable 
perversion. When we look at it in 
the light of reason and God's clearly 
isled law, sre feel like treating the 
translators with nnspari 
for this unwarranted departure from 
the original text, and for their palpa- 
ble violation of the i . ited by 
themselves for their guidance in their 
labours. We here give a the 
rules prescribed by the Union: 

" l'h' 1 1 ext, critical)? 

editrd, willi known pit. • 
mUSl lie followed. 

The e .mm. 
mu-l I 

only such alu 

a* the exact 

the existing - ate 

maj i ■• j u 



The exact meaning of the inspired 
text, as that text expressed it to 
those who understood tho^r . 
Scriptures at the time thfl^kwer' 
written, must be given in com- 
ing words and phrases, so f 
they can be found in the El 
lansruagp. with the least possible ob- 
scurity or iudefiuitenc 

We have not space to relieve our 
mind on this subject; but we cannot 
I by without entering oor pro- 
test against this rendering. 

1. We deny that "the received 
Greek text, critically edited," 

was followed in this instance. 

2. We deny that "the exact mean- 
ing of the text and the existing 

of the language"' required this render- 
ing. 

3. We deny that 'the exact mean- 
ing of the inspired text, as that text 
expressed it to tho>e who under - 

the original Scriptures at the time 
iLcy were first written ren in 

corresponding words and phra&i 
fur as they can be found in the 
lish lang 

4. We i • uder- 
ing, because, it not only arrays 
Matthew and Mark against their own 
testimony in reference to the cru- 
cifixion, death, burial, and resurrection 

i-t, but also against the 
mony of Luke and John, arid against 
Baled law of God in re- 
gard tO the -f the f, a 

er and the feast "f a 
bread We regard it .. 

■ \ . well calcu- 

lated to bewilder inquiring souls, and 
i-tir up strife and division among the 
to the meek and 
lowly Lamb of God. With 

which i- but 
of our convictions, we return t< 

log thai, if tlii— render- 
Insisted upon, it i 
the grounds that the feu-' ofui 
em d bread consisted 

from 1 1 
that "1 



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i 

. I all). 

But uHfi' M 1 1 b( a and Mui k 

.- that it was 

irteeath day of the month 

. iliis question, 

neither of them tell us what time in 

considering 
ode that it 
at the comi • at of the 

fourteenth day, just after sunset the 
; the thirU enth, 
tie says: "Then came the day of 
(1 bread." When did it 
that it 
eding day closed, which 
shown that 
our Savior did observe the Pat 
duriog his ministry; and now when 

lay of unl 
on which the preparation must be 
made and tie Passover killed, came, 
the question very naturally presented 
to their minds, and they came to 
. "Where wilt thou that 
thee to eat the pass- 
- Mark has it : "Where 
wilt thou that we id prepare, 

boa mayes cat the passover ?" 
We wish here to remind you of the 
pies were well ac- 
quainted with the law relating to the 
observance of the Passo [they 

knew that it was yet twenty-one 
• until the time for the killing of 
iver ; hut they knew i 
ly will that they had now en 

the day on which the prepara- 
tion must he made, and thai they 
must have a place in which to ol 
the feast. Knowing these 

. ; their Master in regard I 

in which »uld uia'.v 

: 

; v.r al tin' time and i i 
ner specified in the law. We 
pbrai < This La I 

ration day : a; the i 
at the going 

from tins 

the 1 • luUi 

now light it m 
and it i- now time for us to secure a 



and make the I prepara- 

tion; "Where wilt tbbn that we pre- 
pare for thee to eat the I 
"that thou mayest eat the pa 

fore, and as required by the 
law ''. We now pass to the next point 
in order. 

And he said, Go ye into the 
city to such a man, and say unto him, 
The Master saith, My time is at hand ; 
I will keep the passover at thy house 
with my disciples." Matth. 26 : 18. 

"And he sendeth forth two of his 
disciples, and saith unto them, <'•> ve 
into the city, and there shall meet 
you a man bearing a pitcher of water, 
follow him. And wheresoever he 
shall go in, say ye to thcyood-rnaa of 
the house, The Master saith, Where 
is the .amber, where 1 .-hall 

eat the passover with my disciples ? 
and he will show you a larjre upper 
room furnished and prepared: there 
make ready for us." .Matth. 14 : 13-15. 

"And he sent Peter and John, Bay- 
ing, (io and prepare us the pa 
that we may oat And they said unto 
him, where wilt thou that we prepare ? 
And he said unto them, Behold when 
ye are entered into the city, there 
.-hull a man meet you. bearing a 
pitcher of water ; follow him into the 
house where he eutereth in. And ye 
shall sav unto the good man of the 
house, The Master saith unto thee, 
Where is the guest-chamber, where I 
shall cat the pi with my disci- 

ples? And he shall show you a 
large upper room furnished : there 
make ready." Luke 2", : 8-12. 

John is silent upon this point. : bu1 

the other three agree that he sent 

them into t: to prepare. — 

Matthew does not say how ;: any he 

but .Mark says, two, and Luke 

tells who they v. ere, namely, : 

.lie! John. Matthew says they shall 

uch a man ;" intimating 

a description i-l* the 

man; and Mark and Luke agree in 

en : they were to 
meet the i. ; a pitcher of 

The three ud 

- 
keep or • 
man- Mat- 

; boul thi 
maud to pre] "there 



make ready for us;" and Luke 
"Prepare us the passover, that we 
may eat." Prom this expr< 
many uuder.-tand that Christ instruc- 
ted them at that time to ki,! 
roast the passover that they might 
eat it. We shall show that thi- 
mistaken idea. By the cxpre 
"Prepare us the pas-over," lie did 
not mean that they eboula at 
time kill the t : for this was 

just a! it in the beginnii 

the fourteenth day, and the law re- 
quired the victims to he slain before 
. "a! tl i down of the 

sun," in the end of the fourteenth 
day. By the clause, "that we 
eat," he did not mean, that they 
might eat the i ; for this was 

before the darkne.-.- of the night of 
the fourteenth had set in, and the 
passover must be eaten on the night 
of the fifteenth — a full! day after this 
time. 

We before remarked thai the ch 
of the law, requiring 1 1 

Ire kept in the place v. inch the Lord 
should cho 

ing of the lambs on the tenth day of 
the mouth. We have reason I 
lieve that it did. It is not reason a - 
suppose that they all selected 
their victims at home and took them 
along to Jerusalem. Upon thi- ; 
\kvin says : 

"Individuals might bri 

■ witli them to Jerusalem ; but 
it was more common to purchase them 

temple it-elf, from the pi 
who always had a large supply of 
suitable Ones, ready to be diS] 

of on the occasion, being 
ed, it wouidseem. to select with care 
beforehand, (probably on the lOlb 
day of the month,) from the general 
market wl the) encouraged to be 
held in the outer court at these sea- 
sons, such as were in every way free 
from blemish, and to have them in 
as many as wan: 
might have 
Becurity.in getting their victims, that 
they were altogether sound and per- 
• law n quin d. than 
I have, if left to look for them- 
i:i the market, after they had 



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arrived at the citv." Bib. Antiq P. 
941. 

and pri the passover 

that wo may cat," means no more 
than this : Go and secure the I 
and make the requisite preparation 
for a legal observance of the passo- 
ver. Wh en Christ said '-'that we may 
cat," he indeed knew what they would 
cat, but to their minds it conveyed 
the idea of their ordinary evening 
meal ; as though ho had said : Anoth- 
er day of toil is past, and the time 
is at hand to eat our supper ; but it 
is necessary first to make some im- 
portant preparations for the coming 
feast ; make these necessary prepara- 
tions, "that we may eat." That this 
is what they understood him to mean 
will appear more clearly in every 
step as we advance. Let the reader 
fix this fact firmly in bis mind, that 
this was in the first evening of the 
fourteenth day, shortly after sunset, 
the close of the thirteenth ; and if 
there should br> any difficulty'in bis 
mind, let him follow us through on 
this point, and we assure him that 
his difficulties will all flee, even as 
vapor that appeareth for a little time 
and then vanisheth away. 



No ."Wore Back Xuinbcrs- Thank* 
to oar Friends— lteo2>ening oi the 
Tobacco War— A Cull lor 'Sen 
Iltintlred More — .1 Xew Oiler. 

a past experience we bare 
learned that many subscriber: 
names are received during the first 
ten to twel 1 1 ar, pre- 

fer to have the full volume ; and I. 
we have been printing several hun- 
dred copies more than needed, and 
stored away the back numbers for the 

'alien of BUcb as would v. 
them. This year w i ided to 

continue the unber of copies 

v. itb which • 1 the preceding 

IT. And we are now ham- 
to our friends, tli.it tL-\ are t •.!. 
tfld, :a\ e a le\, ( ,dd liilln 

ban 
■ done before. • >ur grat- 
itude to our friends is inoxpi 



- it can be understood by the 
words: God bless you, friends, for 
j your labor of love Without the in- 
defatigable labors of our agents and 
■ friends — among whom are brethren 
who are friend- 
f ly to the cause — we could not have 
I achieved such a success. Believe us, 
friends, we highly appreciate your fa- 
vors, and would be willing if we were 
able to remunerate you much better 
for your labor. But, knowing that 
you arc impelled by motives of prin- 
ciple, we know also that you will 
look to a higher source for your full 
reward. 

During the latter part of lust year, 
and first fe ■& of the present, we 

received several letters in a discour- 
aging mood, deploring our radicalism 
on the Tobacco Reform, and express- 
ing 1'ears thai the 0. P. ('., would 
lose much patronage. We are no 
prophet, but we could not be persua- 
ded that we would lose much patron- 
age from that source. And now it 
has occurcd that instead of losing we 
have gaini d ! An actual inci 
over last year! This affords us an- 
other assurance that a straight for- 
ward, independent pursuit of the 
RIG II T. regardless of the consequen- 
wilh the approbation of 
aright thinking people. This course 
. dl ever pursue, and hope to 
maintain the support of all who 
Cod and love right) 

i now, fegarding the Tobacco 
War, we have to announce that the 
time of the armii ; ally expir- 

ed, and therefore we an it full 

liberty to march forward upon the 

■holds of king '! 
gel your 

irpen and polish them. 

by prayer aid meditation. 
well the grounds occupied by U 
enay, In your atta 
id bar iul< 

I 
on CI 

C them d<> to US 



y stimulus allowable ; 
thinj contraband, 

Tobai i Supplement 

We have in contemplation the pub- 
lication of a supplement of a 

to be altogether devoted to the 
subject of Tobacco. We have n 
matter enough to fill it, besi I 
shall appear in our regular i- 
frwin time to time. The sup-dement 
will be sent free to all regular sub- 
scribers. K.\'; - will be fur- 
nished at 9 Vow frien 
reform, here will be an opportuni 

intiments favorable to 
the success of our cau^-e. Shall we 
circulate fifty thousand copi 
many '. Please order soon. Hold a 
collection, and adred < 

ill t vents. There will be ; 

Something good upon the sub 
A Cm. i. -A\ Onu: 
Will not our friends make ju 
little more effort and secure u.- only 
' one thousand more subscribers! II 
every four now on the list, will unite 
! and get one subscriber, the call will 
I be filled. To aid them in tl: 
we offer the balance of thi.- year — 
that is all that remains from the time 

the names and the m 
— far one dollar The soon, : 
Subscriptions are sent in, the greater 
will be the ad van I Send for 

. use them 
Lnwen to Carrcapaa 

M Ei i roi Right ; but tell 

brother I' 

US what ig t0 be credited to \our 

IB i: 
cb< erfully p , r§ 

[a be . 

If he i- 

\ 

square your ■ 



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look, forehead full and broad, 
bI 1i, Brooked ;i pipe, and appi 



■ ■ be about 50 years old, or upwards. 

ih..«d. II ril-r .. name ... ... J , . . . ' 

lnita . ry comm\ Please publish for tbe information 



Kej«cttd communi- of the Brethren geuerailv. 

A B t 'y. 

I. SWITZEB. 



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■ n thixilti be i/ri 

'.'»r only. 



1 w v ci,v. March 2nd 1871. 

Pi - the old 
Lady 'round. Two years ago tins 
winter she honored us with a call and 
a few days boarding gratis; then spent 
■overal days pleasantly at friend Gee. 

r's, in Iowa city. She came to 
the city hunting a certain William 
Rhinehart, for whom she had thirteen 
hundred dollars in Inr carpet B 
bud tbo n care- 

full\ overhauled, bat said Jlhi 
could not be found ; and then mi 
brother .Jacob Erb, she made the fact 

:i that Bhe was Sister Anna 
Hoover, from near Gettysburg I'a. 
To him she wasasister to I>. P. Bay- 
lor's wifcj but when she arrived at 
our bouse, finding that mother knew 

Daniel V. Saylor's wife very well, she 
said nothing more about her relation- 
Bhip in that direction. I Wit she had 
three daughters: one married to 
brother Enoch Eby, one to a brother 
Emmerl in Nebraska. She had an 
important Becret to tell, wliich fibc 
would only divulge very confidingly 

itber, that her remaining young- 
est daughter was to be married to 
Prof, Ebersole, of the Iowa State 
University, located here 

Herself and only daughter lived 
upon the battle ground during the 
great conflict at Gettysburg. Her 
bountiful harvests were all destroyed ; 

If and daughter were confined to 
their cellar several days and nights, 
lly emerged to find their h mse 
furniture, cups and dishes, all shot to 
pieces. Afterward she receii eda per- 
mit from "Thaddj " to go to 
sec President Lincoln while lying dead, 
in Washington; but said that broth- 
er Daniel I*. Sailor "thought si ' 

ling " She seemed to 

know a great many of the speakers 
amongthe Brethren; and was well 
informed as to localities and many 
other particulars relating to the 
churches. When she left tb< 
ready made clothing I 
i eBlei - family 

rd of afterward D( 
Hon : Tall, dark complexion, dark hair 



Dear \ mion : — -I will try to 

give a little church news. We are 
still progressing slowly. There 

were in the last year, some eleven or 
twelve additions by baptism. On 
the first Sunday of I December 1 >T 1 , 
brother Joseph Leedy labored for us 
at Bui nettfiville,und for about a week; 
during which time eight pr 
souls were added to tin- L mi's peo- 
ple, and many more were made to 
think and we hope have searched, 
with some of old, daily to know their 
condition. On the firsc Friday even- 
ing of tliH month brother Joseph 
i- again to be with 03 to labor at the 

! same place, when we expect to en. 

I joy a feast of fat things, in the sanc- 
tuary of Oofl's divine love ; and we 

I hope there willbo an ingathering of 
precious souls, to the comfort of 
saints and joy of angels, and to the 
praise and honor of him who died 
that sinners might 'ive. 

On tbe 9th of last month brother 
A. Ymini; and mvself started on a 
mission of love : first to hik-b 
where we bud three meetings. From 
there we went west into .Jasper Co., 
near Rensselaer where we had meet- 
ing from Saturday evening till Thurs 
day evening following in what is 
called the Bluegrass school hou?e. 
We had uood attendance, an strict 
attention to the word spoken. One 
dear soul was made willing to enlist 
under the banner of love, ftnd omir 
out on the Lord's side, while otiurs 
gave evidence of serious thoughts 
and anxiety to know the truth. Oa 
the 18th I came home, finding all 
we 1. Thank the Lord. 

.J. Snow berg 
Monticello, ln.i. 



■> . r Uol singer .- — As 1 did not 
. m ; j to day. and fee 

1 will write to the 

n. 1 love t0 pi rn 

and acqui 

what the brethren and sisters are 



doing in different parts of the coun- 
try. Then we get explanations on 

many passages of scripture which 
give much satisfaction. 

We are not so much disheartened, 
or depressed in spirit, as wc were 
a few-weeks ago. By tbo mercies of 
God we have been permitted to hold 
fellowship with those who profess to 
love and servo God. We feel much 
encouraged : our prospects are bright, 
our souls have been nourished with 
heavenly food, and our drowsy sen- 
ses, or languid spirits, have been re- 
animated into new life. The depres- 
sion of spirits caused incidentally by 
those brethren who failed (on ac- 
count of sickness and death, as we 
have since been informed) to come 
and preach for us, has been removed 
by brother Robert Edgcouab, who 
responded to our call for a series of 
meetings. Notwithstanding the many 
perplexing difficulties, and objections 
brought against the doctrines which 
the brctlucn preach and practice, he 
labored witn us a week, faithfully, 
giving strict observance to tbe word 
of God ; and the minds of tbe peo- 
ple have been wonderfully wrought 
upon. Tlie ardent number congre- 
gated, anxiously listened to bear the 
word preached, and we truly hope 
much good has been doue in tiii j 
community. 

Brethren, come and help us When- 
ever you can : it encourages us. We 
feel like pressing toward the mark 
for the prize of the high calling of 
God in Christ Jesus. Let us there- 
fore as many as be peifect, be thus 
minded. May we grow in grace, 
and to him be the honor and glory, 
both now and forever. Amen. 

Luctna Siii'ic. 

Grove City, 111. 

Dear Editor*, and (Jo laborers in 
Christ, 1 was called to preach a fu- 
neral discourse (ov brother Abraham 
Kaggy in Trumbull county Ohio OB 
the 19th of February. Accordingly 
I pleached the discourse from lie 
14 : 13,, to a large and attentive con- 
gregation, in the brethren's meeting- 
bouse. Bis remains had been interr- 
ed in tbe silent grave several days 
Brother Saggy lived a con- 
sistent member of the church for 
something more than 4 years. A 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 






few words to the afflicted friends 
Some of you are members of tbe 
church, ami some are not. Your kind 
father was one of those few men, 
whose reputation slander dare DOt 
touch ; whose retreat malignity dare 
not invade, whose motives prejudice 
dare not impugn. Men who knew 
him best loved bim best ; and those 
who associated with bim most, valu- 
ed him most. Your kind Father lives ; 
he lives in heaven. Let us, iustead 
of murmuring at bis loss, imitate his 
example — copy his virtues, so that, 
when the icy hand of death is laid 
upon us, we may die with that calm 
trust in God, which made him whom 
we mourn, so tranquil and happy in 
his last moments. 

I left Bristol on Monday morning, 
tin- 20tb ; took the cars at Warran, 
arrived at Green Station, on the Niles 
and New Lisbon It. B. Mahoning 
( !o , Ohio, commenced a meeting in a 
Bapt' ag-house same evening, 

near the station. Continued the 
meeting until Sunday the 28tb, dur- 
ingwhichl baptizedtbree. Alaop 
ed a funeral discourse for a little 
child of friend Charles A. Single. — 
His companion was numbered with 
the pole army of the dead a short 
time before. All our meetings were 
well attended, and we had good at- 
tention -May the Lord blee 
labor- of the mini-try every where. 
I feel thankful to the kind brethren 
and sisters for their kindness while 
with them may the Lord bless them 
John Nichoi 



Brother Holsinger: — I"-. B. Burk- 
hart and myself left home ou the 
morning of the 8rd of .March, for the 
Danning's Creek Church, in Bedford 
Co. Pa. Arrived at brother .J. S 
Eolsingcr's some time in the after- 
noon Meeting in the evening at tbe 
Brethren's new meeting-bonB€ M 
morning, in company with brother 
John s. visited brother Gideon 15. 
Rodgen and family. Found them 
well with the exception of brother 
Gidi on u |,., \ offering very much 
with a »orei ye, which ha* 1 deprived 
him of meeting with the brethren 
in public w orsbip for - >oie time a f. 

ter singing a ;■ . ther, and 

reading a portion of God's word, we 

bad a Sea- if prayi rtog< I hi r 

which we .-tailed for tic meet Log. 

bouse again, where we bad an appoint 
l ii A M In tie 



visited aunt Sarah Qolsinger, whom 
we found well and lively, and we 
think zealous in the cause o: 
Meeting this evening in the United 
Brethren's meeting-house. Next 
morning, in company with brother 
Thomas Holsinger, went to Pleasant- 
ville, where we bad meeting in the 
Luthern Church. After meeting 
went to brother Christian l[olsit:_ 
Some time in the afternoon went to 
brother Joseph Holsiuger's. Meeting 
in the evening at the brethren's new 
meeting-house again. This was our 
farewell meeting with the brethren 
and sisters and friends of the Duning's 
Creek church. Th^se meetings were 
all weil attended, with as good order 
and attention as ever we .-aw, and we 
do hope that our labors were not in 
v.dn. The brethren think that more 
visits would be good, and are ready 
to receive you at any time. Suppose 
one or two ministering brethren of 
some other congregation pay them a 
visit. Uemember the name of the 
Church: Duning's Creek. Brother 
John S. Holsinger is overseer, who.-e 
addresa.you can find in the Brethren's 
Almanac Try it, brethren, and Bee 
if you don't find a very wane 
brethren and friends to preach to. 
Arrived Lome on the evening of 

the sixth: found all well except one 
of our little girls whom we found very- 
sick, and is very little, if any, better 
Yours in Lo 

PHES HlLDEBRAND. 

I 1'nntt I'll 

flct-npil illation. 

Having been favored by a kind 
Providence, in my late visit tot 
Pennsylvania, not only to enjoy 
health of body, that, during five weeks 

1 \\a- enabled to attend to every ap- 
pointment made lor me, but al 
realise the answer of many prayers 

Offered in my behalf, to have had the 

timing in safety, to the 
embrace of my little family, whom 1 
found in reasonable health, unt 

all our thanks are due Although we 

sometimes reel and express our grat- 
itude to one another, i: that i.- 
and fountain of all | 
:i be praise ei ei a 
I was al.-* m from January I8tb, 
till February 25th, during which 
time I atteuded I I appoint- 
ment 

mini-' i ibroD w ere in altend- 

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id alt: 

-3 age 

ntertai 



loUS 
:;i A 

are 
rau- 



• re present: a few times I was 
left alone. The churches app> 
be in good condition, the 
filled with love and kir 
in the good cause And 
majority of them p 
of that wherewith to 
gers and make them comfortable, and 
seem also to pos.-ess. "as though th 

1 it not,'' yet- 1 havo learned 
by observation, that the Savior's 
word still holds good : "In the world 
ye shall hare tribulation. ' Where- 
ever God has a vineyard, there will 
be labor to perform. I was made to 
rejoice that, so far a- 1 could under- 
stand, the laborers generally work 
gether — are joined together in the 
same mind and ju igment, which my 
own experience teacnes, makes the la- 
bor much easier. 1 did however learn 
that there are several points ou which 
in sections, different views are held, 
and hence different practices. Th 
are : protracted meetings ; and the 
doctrine of receiving the Holy Gh 
before baptism. Although none of 
these points were advocated in 
presence, yet I did hear that there 
different views held on these points, 
and the great trouble is, when breth- 
ren undertake to iuterci ira 
on such points, they :-uiier their 
minds to become excited, and hence 
do not understand one another. 

A- to protracted meetings, I be- 
lieve with the brethren at Annual 
Meeting, there is no limit how !ong 
we shall or may continue a aerii s of 
meetings. But there is a mode of 
conducting given : "A- - iery thimj 
he d itly and i And 

never that mode is led, 

whether in one meeting only, or r 
■>- in bo I, then and ti • 

will be diaorder. (confusion,) and the 
result will be trouble partore 

from the simplicity of the Gospel 
Then the matter 
the ministers chiefly If tie 
duct the exercises a- on 
.-ions ; preach thi the \s I. 

ti'o -pel and nothing but the »■ S| 
no evil likelj 

iracted effort But Bbould ih< 
in those elfori-, be t!.. 
el had in desin j .. 

1 
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!) ami the Lord, as in their 
m : "They I 
' Um, thill I should cot reign 

" 1 Sum. v : 7. 
Brethren, 4«t us guard uguinsl the 
ii.i lie nramies . 

If V, C CJlll- 

n>>t snil wiiii rail-road Bpeed, ■ 
those who have not tin* same regard 
for tln> Qospel that wo have, Let ae 
be content with the pro: ar, 

wing ; for, in general oars is 
•thou .!■,.•• , Vnd as 

those two points, in their extri 
generally g ia hand, and 

it hinted at the affects of those eje- 
cted i: • and the numbers of 
backalidings that do follow them, 1 
will all a few thoughts on the 
latter point; for 1 Gear that I 
if ool tli" ma ko shipwreck 
at here; mistaking the refreshing, 
(or the rest of the soul — qaickeniug 
for the birth— ooming to Christ, for 
having put ou Christ— obtaining pow- 
er to, far having become a child of 
(Jorl already, and the willingness of 
Christ to accept sinners, and to save 
DD, for remission itself, or salva- 
tion. When the awakened sinner re- 
nounces Bin, obtains his own consent 
or in all things, and 
make res known to the church, 
quite frequently a heavy harden is 
removi d ; but the question ari- 
tbe debt cancelled :" Some will Bay 
re, no. Withont setting up 
myself as a judge, 1 will try bv wuv 
of illustration to give my views, and 
perhaps in a measure reconcile the 
two extremes. Suppose an individ*. 
ual involved in debt, to the extent 
that it is utterly impossible for him, 
by his own exertions to discharge 
his liabilities, (the very case of the 
sint.cr in a spiritual point of view) 
I a .i friend, in whom he has all con- 
fidence, ( as the believing sinner has 
1 ong and oilers to 
him in circumstances by which 
: :ill hi-; d 1 once 
more become a free man. it may 
lerablc exertion on hi's 
ercise the power obt lined : 

there, 

if 'b lied 

and band : but. 

mal tlie mean- giv- 

< n into his hands, his condition is not 

I for ( bettei not in the 



i with the sinner. If, 
/ his faith in the pro 
of th. joying the ro- 

ll; ehing, or quickening iidl 

ofthe he does not make use 

of the means given into hi? I 
I not a whit better than ! 

. The evil jriri: may have 
out, '-the house em, 
and furnished ;" hut it still remains 
unoccupied by the .stronger on 
therefore liable again to be occ 
bj ita fori . for weak 

m in,with Ins best i unable to 

inst the wiles ofthe devil, 
while Btan 'ated from C 

But by exercising the power given, 
he is brought into fellowship with 
the saints and not only with them, 
but also with the Father and his Son 
Cnirst. ''If a man love me, he 
will keej) my words ; and my Father 
will love him, and we will come unto 
him, and make our abode with him." 
John 14: 23. Thus the creature 
not only believes, but realizes the 
promises and power of the Gospel. 
And having kept,obeycd,the Savior's 
words he has put on Christ, and now 
stands in covenant relation with him, 
"Lo, I am with you &c." Now it is 
he can "draw near with a true heart, 
in full assurance of faith &c." Now 
the dent is cancelled, and the r, 
sealed: "Who hath also sealed us, 
and given the earnest of the Soirit 
in our hearts." 2 cor. 1 : 22. *"In 
whom also, after that ye beli 
ye we c sealed with the Hi 1. Spirit 
mise Eph.l :18." "And grieve 
not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby 
ye arc sealed unto the day of re 
demption." Eph.4: 39. And again, 
"beware ye are sons, Cod hath sent 
forth the Spirit of his Son unto your 
hearts, crying, A.bba, Father." Gal. 
4: 6. l have now refered to a few 
ofthe point in . ; and in eon- 

elusion would yet say, as we nil, arc 
liable to misi • i ■ •, "prove all 
. and hold fast to that which 
is good ;" and in 80 doing we will 
make the word of God our guide,our 
standard, our text b 1 our 

rule of faith and practice : we will 
imc things, and be 
joined togeth< r in the same mind 
and judgment. Thereby error will 
be detected and purged out. truth 



known 

•\ u " ealized, and 

freedom obtained. "If; inue 

in my word, then are ye my disciples 
indeed ; and ow the truth, 

and the truth shall make you free " 
■John 8: 31, 

DAN'L. '.. JJ> LSINi BR. 

•-«- 

l!r ' '-.',' • We v.! !. to in- 

form the Bretb --n\ 

thoBe inl particularly , that the 

Dial -ting of East "Tenni 

will be held with us at the Pleasant 
Valley meeting-house. 5 miles north- 
west of Jonesboro, on the Hth and 
15th of April next eneral invi- 

tation is given to tl m to be 

with us at that time. Those wishing 
to come can inform either of the fol- 
low ing brethren at J boro, Wa 
fngton Co , Tenn. : Samuel Mill 

irad Bashor, or the undersigned, 
and they will be met at the above na- 
med place. 

By order of the church. 

Isaac Billhimeb. 



I:. ' ved Brethren; In my lonelv 
isolation from those, tome far more 
dear than all else, (save my own 
companion and my children,) I have 
taken my pen to try. if possible, to 
give some degree of expression of 
my mind in regard to so living. 

This morning, while seeking com- 
fort in the perusai ofthe sacred word 
otLife, given by God's own Son, I 
was very fooeibly struck with th" 
words, "But we, brethren, having 
been severed from you for a short 
time, in presence, not in heart, en- 
deavored the more abundantly to 
sec your face with great desire." 
This is found in 1 Thess. 2; 17. 
When I read this passage, it seemed 
r i me that the apostle there expir- 
ed the language of my poor heart 
in re fully than I had ever been 
able to express it before. It \i 
at once | I pon my mini 

write a short article for the ( '. /'. C. 
to my brethren and si itera in gener- 
eral : ar.'! especially to those with 
whom I have been acquainted. 
I have, as t! -, been on- 

ly a short time from meet- 

ing wite the Brethren ; yet it • 
a long time: those 6 months of lone- 
line 1 ^, seem tome more like a year. 



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175 



None need think they know how to 
late the great privilege 
use trying to obey 
all the requirements of the Savior, 
until tl 50 the pleasure of thus 

being favored for sometime. Still, 
I can ou my brethren, that, 

as the apostle says, the severance is 
I rcsence, and not in heart." 
No, my dear brethren, though ab- 
sent iu body, still my heart is truly 
with you : and its most tincert and 
ardent desire goes up to a throne of 
, that you might with your 
r, beu I strength- 

ened by the constant and never-tail- 
. of that healing stream, 
:i fhe crucified and ris- 
en, ever-living Son of God, in whom 
ive ;. I'rien 1 that will never for- 
sake, if we do his commandments. 
Oh, what a oonsolation, to know 
that, if wit obey the easy require 
ments of the meek and lowly Jesus, 
he will be our friend ! What a gl 
ous thought! What a friend ! He 
our friend ! He who is aide and b 
promised to protect us through life, 
and above all, to give us in the end 
oal life. 

re I close, I must say a few 
words in regard to the hope, of the 
Lord's ; cond c wring being near. 
In my humble judgment it i 
The signs he gave by which we should 
know it was ne urely con 

■., in view o( this fact, we should 
gird on the whole armor, and have 
our lamps ti . id burning, and 

oil in our vessels, that, when he 
■ 1 rend tl: 1 in 

pov, r . taking ven 

geai those that know I 

;uid obey not tlie CioBpel, we, ! is 
obedient children, may he 
meet bim with great joj ; and, with 
will then ca I forth, 
the dead in Ci.ri- 1 be 1 I to 

ind to reign with 
him a thousand 3 
Thon, will we 1 

all who are in that hapi 

• to ei. '•. and all will 

be 1 • 1 love ; and whether we 

live t.i that great day or fall asl 

that h<- ir dust and no 

■ili« bodies like his gloriou 



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The Auuthenia .Harauatha. 

OR r.VEKLASTING CUUSE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CIU'I'.CH. 

Promulgated against Victor Emmanuel. 

By authority ot the Almighty God, the Fath 
er, Son, and Holy Ghost ; and of the holy can 



the honor ot Christ have despised the things of 
the world) damn him ; may all the saints (who 
from the beginning of the world and everlasting 
; ages are found to be beloved of God) damn him ; 
may the heavens and the earth, and all the holy 
ons; and of the undefiled Virgin Mary, mother : things remaining therein, damn him. 
and nurse of our Savior ; and of the celestial vir- May he be damned wherever he be, whether 
tues, angels, archangels, thrones, dominions, pow- in the house or in the field, whether in the high- 
ers, cherubims and seraphims ; and of all the way or the by way , whether in the wood or the 
holy patriarchs and prophets; and of all the apos^ water, or whether in the Church. May he be 
ties and evangelists ; and of the holy innocents cursed in living and in dying, in eating and 
(who, in the sight of the Holy Lamb, are found drinking, in fasting and thirsting, in slumbering 
worthy to sing the new song) ; and of the holy , and sleeping, in watching or walking, in stand- 
martyrs and holy confessors ; and of the holy ing or sitting, in lying down or working, win- 
virgins; and of a'll the saints, together with all gendo^ aacando, and in blood-letting, 
the holy and elect of God— we excommunicate ; May he be cursed in all the faculties of his 
and anathematize him, and from the threshold ! body. May he be cursed inwardly and outward- 
of the holy Church of God Almighty we seques- ly. ^ I;i > li( ' ]n% cursed in his hair. May he be 
ter him, that he may be tormented in eternal cursed in his brains. May he be cursed in the 
excruciating sufferings, together with Dathan crown of his head and in his temples. In his 
and Abiram and those who say to the Lord God, forehead and in his ears. In his jawbones and 
"Depart from us, we desire none of Thy ways." in his nostrils. In his Foreteeth and in his 
And as fire is quenched with water, so Let the grinders. In his lips and in his throat. In his 

In his arms, his 



shoulders and in his wr; 
hands, and in his ling* 

May he be damned in his mouth, in his brr, 
in his heart, and in all the viscera of his body ; 
may he be damned in his veins and in bis groin. 



light of him be put out fbrevermore. 

May the Father who created man curse him. 
May the Son who suffered fur us curse him. 
May the Holy Ghost which has given to us in 
our baptism curse him. May the Boly Cl 

which Christ (for our salvation triumphing ovi r m 1!S , {ll, ^ lis and genital organs, in his hips and 

his enemies) ascended, curse him. May the Bo- in h , ,s ka ? P *> VA hu " ' aml UhM;:u1s - 

ly and Eternal Virgin Mary, Mother of God, , M '>' iu> je curaed in aU Ae joints and arUc> 

cursehim. May St. Michael, the advocate ot ho* J 1 ** 008 ° dm meml i m the top of his 

ly souls, curse him. May all the angels and Bead to the sole of his fo 

archangels, principalities and powers, and all the soundness in him. 

heavenly armies curse him. May St. .John, the ^ A ) ,!u> Son of the livui I the 

precursor, and St. .John, the Baptist, and Si. gloryofhis majesty, curse him ; and ma) Hear 

Peter, and St. Paul, and St. Andrew, all other en, with all the powers that move th< i 

Christ's apostles together, curse him. tad maj "i' against him i ind damn him ! i\ 

the rest, of his disciples and the four Evangelists S:l '"' ''■ Amen. 

(who by their preaching convi it. d the onivi I RMAB i. 

world), and may the h.oly and wonderful compa- h. all nee th< 

ny of martyrs and con* who by their holy thing that we bai I tell 

works are found pleading to God Umighty), ,i Onlj behold th and cm 

curse inm. ( | u . Roman Pontiff over his temporal d< 
Ma\ the Choir ot the Holy Virgins (who for Lmenf by victor Kminanuel, one of 1 rdi 



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Date Kings, who has 60 completely shorne him 
oi' his temporal power. This beastly Monarch 
been the subject ol prophecy over two thou- 
■and years. The prophet Daniel saw him 11, , 
•11 years before his rise. Dan. 7-8, 20, 21-2.0, 
Pan] saw him 546 years before his rise. 2 Thess. ' 
2-1-4. And the Revelator 514 years before his 
rise. Saw him rise up out of the sea having 
seven heads and ten horns and upon his heads , 
the name of blasphemy. And there was given 
him a mouth speaking great things and power i 
was given him to continue forty and two months ! 
(i. e. 1260 years) Rev. 13: 1, 5, 6, 7, 24. 
Months here are the same as time, times and 
the dividing of time. Dan. 7, 20. All 12G0 years. 
In the year A. D. 610 or about 298 years after 

I nstantine overthrew Paganism out ol an ordi- 
i. '.; y bishop, this Demon grew up to be one of 
the most cruel tyrants that ever ascended any 
throne. And in the city of Home, the Dragon 
gave him his seat and great authority. Rev. 13: 
2. And from the year A. D. 610, to 1870, is 
just 12b0 years. Here dear reader and Chris- 
tian brother, we see the fulfillment of some of 
the most important Scripture prophicies. This 
blood thirsty Autocrat, who is none other than 
the man ot sin or son of perdition, that St. Paul 
saw sitting in the temple of God, exalting him- 
self above all that is called God, and is worship- 
ed as God. 2 Thess. 2 : 4. Claiming to be 
the vicar of Jesus Christ on earth, having pow> 
er to change laws and times. Deut. 7 : 25. — 

I I e, I say, ascended the throne in the city of 
Rome, that great "city that reigneth over the 
Kings ot the earth." Rev. 17: 18. It is said 
he wore two swords, one upon either side ; the 
one to represent his temporal, and the other his 
spiritual authority. This bloodthirsty tyrant, 
nay devil in human form, with his unlimited 
power, often made the monarchs and powers of 
I ,'irope tremble during his long reign. But his 
time is up, and God stirred up the tool hardy 
Napoleon, Emperor of France, t3 declare war 
.tgainst her neighbor, King William of Prusin, 
which resulted in the withdrawal of the French 
troops, from the city of Rome, which supported 
the Pope, wh n victor Emmanuel with but lit- 
tle opposition marched his army into the great 
city and dethroned him. Hence the cursing 
and bellowing of this Roman bull, In all this 

& t the finger , {(ind dealing with tbp nations 



to bring about the fulfillment of his word. 
This is he unto whom power was given to make 
war with the Saints, and to overcome them. Rev. 
13: 5. Dan. 7: 1. This inhuman monster 
during the dark ages, murdered thousands and 
millions of the innocent lambs and Saints ofGod. 
But thank God the accuser of our brethren is 
going down, and as Daniel says : "The Saints 
of the most high, shall take the kingdom and 
possess it forever and ever. And the kingdom, 
and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom 
under the whole heaven was given to the peo- 
ple of the Saints of the most high, whose king- 
dom is an everlasting one and all dominions 
shall serve and obey him. Cheer up my breth- 
ren, this time is close at hand. 

In conclusion; although his most satanic maj- 
esty has lost his temporal power, he will never- 
theless continue to exercise his spiritual functions 
to the end, "whom the Lord shall destroy with 
the spirit of his mouth and brightness of his 
coming. 2 Thess. 8. Also Rev. 19: 11—21. 

Antioch, Ind. A. Leedy, Jr. 

Salem College. 

I can heartily wish it may be the means of doing 
much good, for it seems to me there is great room for ad- 
vancement in "pure and undeGled religion." As regards 
morality, there has been great improvements made in the 
last few years; but pure and undehled religion, it seems 
to me, has gained but little. Whether this school will 
be a means of advancing this kind of religion or not 
time will tell — hope it may. Bat one toingl do not like, 
that is dedicating it in tbe name of the German Baptist 
Church. No brethren or company of brethren should be 
allowed to use the church as a cover for any enterprise 
without first getting the consent of the church. The 
fault I finil is dedicating the college in the name of the 
German Baptist Church, when it is not really a German 
Baptist school. Neither do the members of the German 
Batpist Church see the necessity of such a school. If a 
few members in Indiana think they do, they are welcome 
to it as far as I am concerned, but I do not think they 
should implicate every member of the church in seeing 
what they see, for as yet a great many do not see the 
need of such a school. I hope the time may soon come 
that wc will be enabled to see eye to eye and be more ot 
one mind, but we must be satisfied with the light we 
have until we get more. Dedicating the school in Indi- 
ana in the nime of the German Baptist Church gives 
| great room for remarks. Many Bay, "Well, your church 
' sees the necessity of a college at last." And hundreds 
have to hear this who do not see the necessity of such a 
school because of. its extensive title. Surely none will 
think hard if exceptions are taken to the using of the 
name of the church where members have not consented 
or even beeu consulu ■■■!. \u<'iiv Y \n Dtkc. 

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The Deacon and the Preacher. 

In an account which John Ash- 
worth gives of a godly old deacon, 
John Keishan, whom he knew, ho 
tells the following story of his faith- 
ful dealing with an inexperienced 
young man : — 

The old deacon was very direct 
and pointed in his observations, and 
knew nothing of circumlocution. He 
was loving, honest, straightforward, 
and wished to do everyone good. I 
had called to take tea with him one 
Sunday. During the repast he was 
silent, and seemed a little troubled. 
A young man sat at the table who 
had been preaching that afternoon 
what lie thought to bo a magnificent 
sermon, from the text, "All thy 
works shall praise Thee, O Lord, and 
thy saints shall bless Thee." He 
opened out his discourse in a grand 
iloquent style, quoting from Young, 
"Morning stars exulting, shouting 
o'er the rising hall ;" f. om Shakes- 
peare, ''Cloud capped towers on g<ir- 
geoui palaces ;" and that sublime 
piece from Pollok's Course of Time, 
beginning, 

"Whose garments were the eloudi : 

Whose minstrels, brooks ; whoso lamps, the 
moon and stars ; 

Whose angel choir, the voice of many waters; 
Ijociuets, ruorniug dews ; whose he- 
roes, storm's ; 

Whose warrior*, mighty winds ; whose lov- 
ers, flower* ; 

Whose orators, the thunderbolts of God ; 

Who-te palaces, the everlasting hills ; 

Whose ceiling, heaven's unfathomable blue. 

Mounting up still amongst what he 
called the 'stellar worlds,' he ezpa 

1 oil the satellite.- of llcrschcll, 
Uranus, and Jupiter, and finished 

his aerial flight in the mi/ky way. 
After tea, the old deacon req D 
t!,o young preacher to go with him 
into the front parlor. When both 
were seated, he said, "My yonng 
man, thou hast been Hying thy kite 
high this afternoon, very high, and 
il thou Joel ii' t mind the string will 

break, and it will h ill 1 le 

ilc down : thuii has been walk 
ilts, eloud 
eappe'd towers shouting o'er the ris 
ing bfi I ites, In, 1 mil 

ky way indeed. It is lain milk in 
the pulpit. Thou got so high up, 
(hen 1 1 < ■ \ e r naw f'nlvary where toe 



J Maker of a'l died fur those gospel* 
hardened stutters that were scaring 

', at thee ; thou never told us that the 
work of Cod that praises Him most 

, was the work of redemtion, shedding 
his blood for a gui ty world. My 
dear young friend, do come down, 
before thou tumbles down ; keep at 

1 the foot of the cross ; it is he and 
only he that humbleth him- elf that 
shall be exalted, either in the pulpit 
or out " 

Few can conceive the agony of 
the young preacher, while the old 
doacon was so tenderly crushing him. 
He had to preach again the same 
evening, and preach to this terrible 
old man. He was in great fear, and 
trembled as he walked up the pulpit 
steps. In his sermon he never reach- 
ed the lowest star During prayer 
he wept, and the people wept with 
him. Christ c'ueified to save per- 
ishing mortals was his theme, and 
Cod blessed His own word, as he 
ever will. The old deacon met him 
at the church gate, saying : — 

"Thou wilt have to pass my house, 
and must call to take as much sup 
per as ever then likes ; let me tako 
hold of thy arm, for thou arc young- 
er than me. \nd now, mv dear 
young brother, (rod has bltse 
all to night : 1 have been w : t l i Pe- 
ter, James, and John '>n the mount 
and with the Blaster, for we never 
i the mou'it without the V 
The Lord will male t: 
useful preacher, when he ha; cured 
thee of cloud capp'd towers." 

That young mini 
the old deaoon's t 

■ ver will, bnl ntfl him as 

■ bis t u iends and 
ho felt his reproof ev I I o this 
d K ■ 

'I'Uv Ilui»|ty .Mini 

The happy man is be who shows 
bis love i" * br it, and bis faith in 
him, by keeping bis commandments 
and bearing hti I m baa 

>f life 11 
eat his meal with gladness uf b< 
praisin Uod. 11 • the 

'i friendship, and 
he can enjoy ill tl e endeai 
if domestic life nil tbe 
of husband) father, brother Rh 



feel hi.-, heart expanding toward 
poor, and joy in pouring the 

oil of consolation into the troubled 
breast. He can rejoice in every open- 
ing prospect for the extensiou of the 
Redeemer's kingdom, through institu- 
tions devised by Christian wi- 
and conducted in Christian simplicity. 
He can weep over the effects of the 
fall ; not only as felt in his owni 
but as beheld in the world ; and weep 
with them that weep. Say, then, 
can such a man be miserable ? can 
such a man be destitute of real sour- 
ces of enjoyment ? He lives by taith; 
be longs for heaven ; he desires to be 
wholly conformed to Jesus, and to 
lorify him, whether it be by life or 
gdeath : to him to live Is Christ and 
to die Ls gain. Solomon Bai.mvi.n 
Johnstown, Pa. 

ITIlSlTSMi 

ik kindly to thy brother, man. 
for he has many cares thou dosl 
know; many Borrows thine eye 
not seen ; and grief may he gnawing 
at his heart Strings, which ere long 
will snap them in sunder. O, 
kindlv to him! Perhaps a word from 
thee will kindle the light of joy in hfs 
o'er*ehadowed heart, and make hi> 
pathway bo the tomb a pleasant 
Speak kindly to thy brother man. 
even though sin has marred th I 

id turned into d 
the once perfect my of hie 

ing. liar-: au nev< I 

him. Kindness will. For far d 
.-. h all his depra\ i 
-jiark of the 
word IV 

d to be, the 

ituul i.. . 
act kin 

be It 

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mon ) »r> ' 
thy 

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For the Compel 
\»sis!iii_ 'I i in-.Ii I ■>. 

'• \ie! lie Mid Onto them, (io ye into nil the 
\»orlii, ami jireaih llic gotpel to every (i\a- 
lura." Mark 101 1". 

1 1 ■ -•• ire the words of the Savior, 

Bpoken to bis disciples, shortly before 

hie ascension to heaven. That it is 

the duty of nil true christians to 
.-pread the glad tidings of the gOBpel 
to the Qttermofil parte of the earth, I 
presume none of my brethren will 
deny. It would be an unnecessary 
use of nace in the Companion, to 
cite ull the texts of scripture enjoin- 
ing it upon the followers of Christ. 
It la ae positively enjoined upon 08, 
I think, us it is to observe the ordi- 
nances of feet washing, the Lord's 
-upper, the communion Ac. 

Mv attention was called to the sub- 
ject, lately, by reading the Oth ehap., 
ofPaol'l first letter to the Corinthians. 
The questions arose in my mind: 
Arc we doing our duty in the matter? 
How shall we preach the gospel? 
What means shall we omploy ? &c. 
I frequently see letters from our 
brethren and sisters, published in the 
Companion, in which the writers re- 
iterute the Macedonian cry for help. 
.Many of them complain that they 
have not heard any of our ministers 
preach, for a longtime ; that there are 
a few members living in their neigh- 
borhood, but have no speaker, and 
have not the means of attending our 
meetings, &c. 

Now, I think I may safely say it is 
not the fault of our ministering breth- 
ren, that so many of our brethren, 
-inters, and friends are left "as sheep 
without a shepherd," for certainly 
they, our ministers, are spending 
some of their time and money travel- 
in;,' and ] preaching. Hut they and 
their families must be provided for, 
the same as we and onrs ; and many 
of them are in moderate circum.-tan- 
\ith large families, and nothing 
to depend upon, but their own labor, 
mi! therefore cannot devote so much 
time to traveling and preaching, a>, 
I believe, many of them feel inclined 
Bat cannot v. e assisl them in the 

good work!' it Pan! eaya "Do ye 

not know that they which minister 
about holy things, live of the things 
of thr temple ? and they which wait at 
the alter are partaken with the altar' 

i o hath the Lord ordained that 
they which prea< h the - bould 

i i 



and the whole chapter, in my opinion, 
plainly shows that preachers should 
recieve more aid from the church, 
th an, I fear, many of ours do. 

I canuot find that, while the Savior 
was on earth with his disciples, they 
followed any secular occupation, bat 
as soon as he was taken from them, 
we ti nil them at their old occupation 
of fishing 1 , and certainly, it is a- nec- 
essary to labor now for the meat that 
perishetb, as it was then. We all 
know that we cannot extract money 
from the mouth of a fish to pay tribute 
or taxes, nor can we feed live thous- 
and persons with five loaves and two 
fishes, and afterwards take up twelve 
basketsfull of fragments. 

Christ sent his disciples to preach, 
without purse or scrip, and they lack- 
ed nothing, but afterwards, when re- 
ferring to the subject, he said : "But 
now, he that hath a purse, let him 
take it, and likewise his scrip, ami he 
that bath no sword, let him sell his 
garment and buy one. He,afterwards, 
directed them not to use the sword, 
but did not forbid the use of scrip. 
Now, can we not enable our minister- 
ing brethren to devote more of their 
time to traveling and preaching, by 
rendering them such pecuniary aid as 
our circumstances will permit? Have 
we been doing our duty in the premi- 
ses? I humbly ask my brethren and 
sisters to tase the matter into serious 
consideration. Let us examine our- 
selves upon the subject. Aie we not 
able to give more to the cause than 
we have heretofore given? Does our 
love of the "almighty dollar'' affect 
our contributions, more or less ? If 
by investing thus, the sum would be 
returned to us annually, with twenty- 
five per cent interest would we not 
give more freely ? I hope none of 
my brethren will understand me a< 
making such charges against them. 
I merely wish to put them upon their 
guard against those popular errors. 

In the chapter last alluded to, the 
apostle seems to place the gospel 
minister on an equality with the 
Jewish minister or priest And by 
reading the law, given to the Jews, 1 
find there was ample provision made 
for the Bupport of the priests. Lev. 6: 
lii, 26, Num. 5, '.', and many other 
passages. 

Our mode of choosing ministers is 
well known to every member of our 
fraternity, and it is also known that 
the most wealthy members are not 
a!* ayt -• p i he pi i 



chosen, is ordained, instructed, and 
sent forth to preach, as the Savior 
sent forth his disciples, during his 
earthly mission here. 15ut have not 
times and circumstances chai 
since then? The different parts of the 
inhabited world, cannot be visited 
now, as they could he then. It requires 
a man now, to follow some occupation, 
or have a large worldly income, io 
order to support himself and Tamil v, 
besides the expense of travel. 

Bene? MoCaetnet. 
Oonemaufh, Pa. 

For the Companion. 
AgaiuHt Tobacco. 

I am glad the Tobacco question is 
being agitated as it is, and I do hope 
that its use will soon be clfl 
among all other superfluities, for it is 
not only superfluous but a great det- 
riment to health. And it has its sub- 
jects under such supreme control that 
very frequently I have known sisters 
to leave the house during divine ser- 
vices in order to enjoy a smoke. And 
sometimes those same sisters have 
seen something on the dress of others 
which wounded their feelings, although 
it did not compel them to leave the 
house. Now sisters, let us reason a 
little on this subject. 

You go to meeting, with pipe, to- 
bacco, and matches, and a powerful 
appetite for smoking Other sisters 
go with a ruffle on the bonnet, or 
small hoops. During preaching, you 
feel such a strong desire for the pipe, 
that you cannot enjoy the discourse. 
Perhaps you are compelled to leave 
the house for a smoke. The other 
sisters sit there quietly, their ruffles 
and hoops do not interfere with their 
religious enjoyments half as much as 
your tobacco does with yours. Now 
sisters, how can you have the 
science to bring a charge against your 
sisters for doing that which is no in- 
jury to health, and which docs not 
drive them from the house to enjoy 
it, whilst you are engaging in a habit 
which destroys health, interferes with 
your enjoyments at church, and so 
corrupts your breath as to make your 
society very unpleasant. This you 
may look upon as B grave charge, but 
if you knew how obnoxious your ex- 
halations are, I verily believe many 
of you would forever abandon the use 
of Tobacco. 1 am truly sorry that 
brethren refuse to take the COMPAN- 
ION, because it opposes this evil. — 
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light Why not continue your sub- 
scriptions, and if you consider it right 
to use the weed, present your argu- 
ments and win us over for conscience 
sake. Do not become offended at us, 
but in the language of the prophet, 
come let us reason together. This thing 
of becoming augry because our posi- 
tion is assailed, is strong circumstan- 
tial evidence, that we doubt the truth- 
fulness of our practices or profession : 
but as long as we have a conscious- 
ness of rectitude, we care not who 
speaks evil of our profession. "Re- 
joice," says our Savior, "and be ex- 
ingiy glad, for great is your re- 
ward in heaven." 

If there is no wrong in using tobac- 
co, why become vexed because some 
one says it is wrong to do so. Let 
us talk together plainly, and carefully 
about it, until we finally say one way 
or the other ; it is right or it is wrong, 
it is decent or it is not. 

DANIKL Smith. 

— ' — i ^ ♦- •*--^^*- 

For the Companon. 
"Hetliut hath Seeu .Me Hath seen 
(he Father/' J«hn 11 : 9. 
The above words were spoken by 
Jesus himself, and they imply that 
Christ declared himself to his disci- 
ples to be the eternal God. And as 
the Bible teaches us, that the Chris- 
tian has but one God, and that Jesus 
Christ is tailed God, and the Almigh- 
tv, we have come to the conclusion 
that Jesus Christ in his Divine nature 
ie tho onoriginated, and eternal God. 
We learn, that by him, and for him, 
(i. e. Jesus Christ,) were all things 
created, that are in heaven, and in 
earth, risible and invisible, thrones or 
dominions, principalities or powers, 
all things were created by him, and 
for him. Col 1 : Id. Consequent- 
ly we cannot avoid to come to the 
conclusion that Jesus Christ is trulv 
;iml properly God, f'>r whatsoever 
created, was created for himself 
Now creation requires omnh, 
power, and as there can be but one 
Almighty, Jesus Christ must \»- the 

Almighty. As the ancient prophet 
declared that he shall he called, "The 

Might; God, 'he Everlasting Father, 
ami Prince of Peace " And as the 
Bible declare - thai Be li •!,.• \ imiirh- 
tv, and called Jehovah, the Mighty 
God, we should belle* o the doctrinei 
of the Bible, though men may deny 
the divinit\ , and eternity of our I 
ed Lord 

Bui saj i an objector, Chri t oi 



by a delegated power." If this were 
true, it would prove Christ to be a 
dependent being, and not possessing 
unlimited power, it is therefore evi- 
dent that creation cannot be effected 
ollicially, or by delegation, for this 
would imply, that a beiDg who con- 
ferred upon another being ; Almighty 
power would cease to be Almighty, 
and consequently cease to be God, 
for if God would or could be dispos- 
sessed of his attributes, such as his 
eternity, omnipotence, omnipresence, 
omniscience, truth, and mercy, he 
would cease to be God. Thereiore, 
we cannot believe that God delegated 
unlimited or almighty power upon 
any being in the universe, but that 
Jesus Christ (not in bis human na- 
ture) is the Creator of all the intelli- 
gent beings in heaven above, and in 
the earth on which we dwell. The 
sun, moon, and stars, with all the 
millions of worlds, that run their am- 
ple rounds, are the creation of Jesus 
Christ, the Mighty God. 

J. K, Teethr. 

Pleasant Hill, Ohio. 

— - — ^^♦- ^-^^- 

Think ofth* Poor. 

How much of true religion is 
with the poor ! Christ seems to have 
taken them under his special care. 
His Gospel was preached to the 
poor, and this was one of the signs 
that was sent to John the Raptist in 
Prison. With his own blessed hands 
he fed the poor by a creative act, 
having compassion on them when 
they fainted. His miracles, we have 
reason to think, were in the large 
majority of the instances, wrought 
upon the poor, and *'the common 
people heard him gladly." The 
Apostles at Jerusalem were always 
anxious that Paul should remember 
the poor. And when Christ shall sit 
on his throne oFjudgemet He will 
make inquest concerning all we have 
done, or failed to do in regard to (he 
hungry, the nuked, the stranger, the 
prisoner and the sick, and will r< 
uh as having done, or failed to do, 
all this to himself. There are DOU 
erful motives to make us think of the 
poor. When it is well with us we 
should remember them, When wo 
hear the storm beating upon our bah 
Stations, raol \ *1 irely ihel 

tered, warms i. an I Fed sitting over 
■ an- books or among our chfl I en, 

\\' ihould think of the poor. 



How to Itead the Bihle. 

1. Head it every dav. 

2. Read, sometimes, one verse 
a time. 

3. Read, sometimes, a whole 
chapter : at others, a whole book. 

4. Sometimes, read by subjects : 
i. f. the parables, by themselves, one 
after another, etc. 

5. Take one "chapter," and trace 
it through the Old and New Testa- 
ment, thus : direct history or geog- 
raphy ; illustrative comments, either 
in the way of enforcing as an exam- 
ple or exhibiting as a warning, by 
contrast with others of a differenttype. 

6. Find out the contrast between 
the Old and New Testaments; be^ 
tween some zealous Christian and 
some zealous persecutor ; between 
Jew and Samaritan. 

7. Take a verse, sometimes, to 
pieces, word by word, and find when 
the potential words are used as else, 
where, and in what case. 

8. Use all the helps yeu can get 
— if you haven't a commentary, put 
by the difficult passages to ask your 
minister the meaning of them. 

!'. Above all, endeavor to make 
your reading of God's word improve 
you in the article of self-examination 
and growth in grace. 

— ^ssa> ♦ ♦ am 

Where the Trouble Watt. 

The following pleasant story is 
told by a pious minister about a monk 
of former days. He resolve 1 t • 
leave his monastery on the ground 
that he there too frequently met with 
causes of provocation, and was be 
trayed into anger and other 
Accordingly, he retired into the des- 
ert, in the hope that solitude would 
enable him to serve <i i with an ea- 
sier mind. One day, his pitcher 
happened to upset, and, when lifted 
up. fell S second time, which kindled 
his anger to raoa a pitch that he 

dashed it t>> the gl t .1,1 broke 

it ii.t i a thousand pieces. \\ hen lie 

came to himself, he -.i! 1 . •• I . I 

see thai 1 oannol he at j . 

itude, Sad that the fault lies 

n.it in others, hut iii myself." He 
then turned to the monastery, an. I, 

after many - 1 r ■ 

Oil in subduing I 

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Foi the Companion. 

«;<>no to Judgment. 

spake ii Sister some time ago, when she 
ard announced the death of an ill-to-do neiffh- 
U>r. 'What! Gone to Judgment 1" fee, gone 
to Judgment. Momentous thought] But 
s'ill more momentous place, the Judgment! 
I !iu-.' few words ol our Sister, have been a text 
that lias caused profound meditation. It is ap- 
pointed unto men once to die, and after that the 
Judgment.' 1 It is already nearly six thousand 
jince mankind have commenced going to 
Judgment. And in all this time myriads have 
gone thither; though the Judgment has not yet 
a Bet, and their books have not yet been 
opened. How little does the world think of 
"Judgment to come." And what is worse: how 
little do some people care. They live in the 
world, go along with the current of sin and folly 
through the world, without ever experiencing 
\ change. And some even live to the full age 
allotted to man, in the pride of life, and accord- , 
ing to the lust of the flesh. And when their ' 
whole career of sin and tolly is run, they go to j 
Judgment. So little do some people fear the 
consequence, that they will stand and swear, and 
damn themselves to hell, and curse the Al- 
mighty God who gives them life and breath ; ! 
i arse the Lamb that suffered lor their sins. 
But in that momentous day when they must 
;.ll appear naked before the Judgment seat of 
Christ: when the book of each one's life shall 
be opened, and all shall see their own ca- 
reer as run in this world ; the good and evil 
ich they did, their own condemnations which 
they made, they can not fail to see how just and 
righteous is their doom. So we would think. 
1 5 1 1 1 by referring to the word of him who is to 
judge the quick and dead, we find that only 
those 

will think themselves unworthy of their great 
reward. Hut the wicked in their blindness here, 
then will still be blind, and instead ot seeing the 
righteousness of the Judgment, in their wicked. 

3 will justify themselves. Matt. 25, 44. 

d< ;, remember, in a few more years, perhaps 

in a : re d ivs, you and I will be gone to 

And since the Judge has given us 

his law that we should judge ourselves, let us 

prepare ourselves by obedience unto his will, 



who have b:en quickened by the Spirit, 
will see the justness of his judgment, and 



that we may be able to stand before the judg- 
ment seat of Christ. Jas. Y. Heckler. 
Harleyeville, l'<t. 

A Won! lo.Sleru Father*. 

It never can be too strongly impressed upon 
the mind that nothing releases a parent from his 
| duties toward a child. No waywardness, no 
disobedience, no rebellion, no profligacy can ev- 
er justity a father in casting a son or daughter 
adrift. We hear of sons being cut off with a 
' shilling, of daughters being forbidden their lath- 
| er's house ; and, without any exception, such 
i cases are proof that, ol whatever sins the chiK 
dren may have been guilty, the father is even 
j more guilty. No person can commit against so- 
ciety so great a crime as a father commits who 
| is thus false to the trust which he himself has 
j imposed — who thus thrusts off from himself the 
; soul which he called into being. 

A father should be governed by no motive but 
his child's best interests, and a child's best in- 
terests can never be severed by anything but 
his father's constant and loving care. If a child 
is so bad that his influence is feared on the other 
children, a separation between them may be effec 
ted. If it is feared that money bestowed on him 
will be for his injury, provision may be made 
against that in a variety of ways. But when a 
father, in a fit of anger, or as a reward for ill-do- 
ing, disinherits or refuses to see his child, he 
commits a crime which the laws indeed do not. 
recognize, but whose guilt it would take many 
a legal crime to outweigh. There should be ab- 
solutely no limit to parental forgiveness and for- 
bearance. Seven times and seventy times seven 
should the father receive the prodigal son who 
seeks his face ; and if he never seeks it, if he 
goes, stubborn and rebellious, not one atom of 
fatherly care and interest should he relax ; for 
the child is his child, his offspring, born of his 
will, and no vice or violence can release the 
man from his solemn obligaticn to guard and 
guide, so far as possible, the lite which he dared 
to give. — Qail IlnnUlon, in Harper's Bazar. 

Everlasting Giving. 

"Oh this everlasting giving, giving, giving ! 
Giving all the time ! Never done ! No sooner 
done with one thing than up comes another. 
It is lor this, that, and the other, all the time ! 
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for books and papers, then lor missionary socie- 
ties, aid societies, orphans, worn out preachers, 
tract societies, and the dear knows what all ! I 
am almost tormented to death. How can we 
give to everything and to every one ? Oh, this 
everlasting begging, begging, begging all the 
time. Every man you meet is a beggar. The 
very life is begged out of you. Every preacher 
that comes along is begging for something. 1 
should think that he would get tired ot everlast- 
ing begging himself. Must we always be giv- 
ing ■? When will it stop"?" 

When the Almighty stops your mouth, sir. 
Stop, now, you have gone far enough ! You 
speak not as a Christian, but as a miser ! Yes, 
a miserable miser in the Church! Who gave 
you what little brains you possess 1 Where did 
you get that little narrow contracted heart of 
yours ? Who gave you your eyes to see with ; 
ears to hear with ; hands to work with ; feet to 
plod with ? Who gave you muscles, mucilage, 
bone and body, food and drink 1 Who gives 
you the early anil latter rain, seed-time and har- 
vest, golden grain and teeming flocks ? Why 
don't the Almighty bring charges against you, 
for complaining, whining, simpering 1 You are 
a consummate beggar yourself; you are continu- 
ally begging and asking for strong hands, sound 
body and plenty of daylight ? You are all the 
time begging for sunshine, and rain, and pros- 
perous gales. You are everlastingly begying 
for a hundred fold. Begging for grain and gold, i 
begging for gre< nbaeks and for a long life, and 
small taxes. After all that you now complain. 
You ought to stop and be thankful that God 
bean so kindly with you, and never complain 

, more until you learn the art of giving which 
i- Godlike, while withholding more than is 
rnct'ttendeth to poverty and leanness of soul. 

H. HOLDBIDGE 



For ilic Companion, 
4 hrixitlau ( liiunclf r. 

There is nothing more amiable, and more be- 
coming a professing Christian, than striving to 
attain to a high standard ol" christian virtue and 
morality. What can be more beautiful in ;inv 
one, than a pure and sp >tless religions character 
— one which shines with the lustre ofaincOM 
piety and true holiness. Such ;i character ele- 
vates its POSSeSSOX above the generality of mor- 
tals and makes him stand the highest of the hu- 



man race for excellence in the sight of God and 
in the estimation of the good and great. It is 
an ornament which outshines the sparkling dia- 
mond, and is mare to be appreciated than the 
purest gold. W r ho can estimate its value ? 
Who would not acquire it \ and use the most 
untiring and prayerful vigilence to preserve it 
untarnished % 

Observe what a high commendation the Lord 
of Heaven gives Job in the 1st chapter and 8th 
verse of that book : '-Hast thou considered my 
servant Job, that there is none like him in the 
earth, one that teareth God and escheweth evil ! 
Nothing is better calculated to build up the 
church, and advance the kingdom and glory of 
the Redeemer in this world, than a holy, pious, 
consistent walk and conversation on the part of 
the professed followers of our Lord and Savior. 
And on the other hand nothing is more detri- 
mental to Christianity, and the progress of pure 
morality, andundefiled religion, than glaring in- 
consistencies, gross immoralities, scandalous or 
unbecoming conduct ol the professors of religion. 
How important it is that every one who nameth 
the name of Christ should depart from evil, yea, 
shun the very appearance of evil, and abstain 
from everything which will tend to bring odium 
upon the church, and tarnish his religious char-* 
acter. 

''Happy are t to* v. and only tl 
Who from thy judgment, never stray ; 
WIhi kuow what's right, nor only so, 
But always practice what they know." 

But many a one may truly say : 

"I kuow the rij. r ht, ami approve it too 

I know the wrong, yet tin- wrong pursue.' - 

None know when they cast off the impressions 
di a religions! ducation or forget their ptotessions 
and venture to neglect known duty, how far the] 
may be left to proceed ; they ina\ rush down- 
ward in impiety and iniquity with accelerated 

force, as the stone falls to the ground, and go 

heaping up wrath against the da] ol wrath and 
revelation of the righteous judgment otGod,tnv 

til tin) ai i\i rwhelmed in <i< Btruction and per- 
dition. 

We would warn the young especially, not to 
venture aside in forbidden pvli- which ar< 
atn niled with the most fatal 
man) aie given up ot God, become hardened in 

sin and finally perish RoBEH \ I' 

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Christian Family Companion el and girded himself After tha: he 

pouretb water into a basin, and began 

•|jroiM« < ilj, |»u.. Mar. "Js, 1S71 to wa.-h his diseinles' fect.and to wipe 

them wiili the towel wherewith he 

The PaMOtW »...l the Lords waagirded „ .,„„ , :; ..,_,, „ is 
Simner. Xo. IIS. „ ,• , , 

11 active observance ol the ceremonies 

of the law being completed, he now 
niters upon the Institution of a few 



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Kit, AND 



significant ordinances, to be observed 

by his faithful followers under the 
. -mi ion. lie first pre- 
pares himself aa a » rvant, and then 

takes the water that bad probably 

•Lit we prepare lor thee to eat , . , , r 

been provided lor some purpose in 

connection with the feast, and a 



They were nigh to the city of Jeru- 
salem, v. hen.in the beginning of "the 
prepnration of the Passover," the 
disciples said to Jesus, ''where wilt 



the passovcr ?" They had not far to 
go; they hail no difficulty in securing 
a place, and it did not require much 

time to make the necessary prepara- 
tion; for the room was furnished, and 



for his own purpose in instituting the 
very expressive ordinance of Feet- 
washing. "Then cometh he to Simon 

Peter; and Peter saith unto him, Lord, 
it was an csy matter to secure their i]n< (h;)]1 ^ feefc? „ _ 

lamb. Kverytbing considered, it is A „ fth ree med B trangO and new to 

reasonable to conclude that it was , ,. ,,• • , . , ,, . . . , 

„ , the disciples: and Peter, struck with 

alu.iit the se<-ond hour o t he niL'ht, or i „ c . f ,, 1 - k,„ . . .> • ■, 

b ' ' astonishment at the amazing conde- 
8 oclock ,n , he evening, when he ; Bcei; . sion of ]lis Lofd( exclaimed, 
came and sat down to the supper with „, i0r(]) ( , ost , w ynA ■ ^ ,„ 

the twelve. Jeans now ga*e bis |Y trM ,ad been ac<p.ainted with vari- 
apostles to understand that he could 1 ous Wfishinff9 under the , an , and a]si) 
not lealize bis desire to eat this Pass- w ith a cu9tora of the times for ser- 
ei with them for which they had : v . ultS) or menials, to was the feet of 
uade ready: that his active obedience lLeir masters, and of distinguished 
to the requirements of the ceremonial guests; but, that the Master should 
completed. Having come WMfi tbe feet of his servants, or the 
to this juncture, he instituted certain Lor(]) the feet of hia discipIcs „ suh . 
ceremonies, to be observed by bis j ec£Sf was something beyond bis com- 
disciples under his Testan cut, which prehension ; and he did not feel in- 
he must, before the dose of this day, clined t0 8ubmit t0 it ..j esu8 anQ . 
establishbytbe shedding ofhie blood— were d and said unto him, what I do 
by bis solemn, painful, excruciating thouknowest not now ; butthouehalt 
,],:,tL know hereafter." (Ver. 8 ) This was 

We shall now proceed with a con- equivalent to saying, that they did 
neetcd account <•! the important events not yet understand the nature and 
of this day, and up to the morning design of this service: but that he 
ol Christ's resurrection, in tbe Order, would give them an explanation, that 
and in connection with the probable would enlighten them in regard to it 
time, of their occurrence; and then Hut not being able to endure the 
• II furnish a diagram illustrating thought of his Lord's stooping down 
the whole. After they had set down J to wash his feet, be remonstrated 
together, knowing thai tbe against it saying. "Thou shalt never 

Father bad given all things into his wash my feet'' To giw Peter an 
and that the time of his re- idea of the importance of this service, 
,,mi ; her was fast approach- and of the absolute necessity of being 

eth from supper, am! submissive to him, "Ji wered 

k a tow- • him, if I wash thee not, thou bfl 



part with me.'' (Ver. 8.) Although 
our Savior's language has a spiritual 
signification, Peter understood him as 
having direct reference to the literal 
ng in which he was then engag- 
ed ; and seeing the importance attach 
ed to it by his Master, and not wish 
ing to lose his interest in bis Lord, 
be said, "Lord, not my feet only, but 
also my hands and my head." (Ver. 
9.) But, as this washing was design- 
ed to be a symbol of an internal) 
spiritual cleansing, and as the symbol 
must be suited to the thing symboliz- 
ed, Jeans gave him to understand, 
that to wash more than tbe feet of 
those who bad once been wholly 
washed as a symbol of the cleansing 
of the soul from the guilt of sin, would 
not be proper nor necessary : "Jesus 
saith to him. Tie that is washed 
necdeth not save to wash his feet, 
but is clean every whit, and ye are 
clean bat not all." (Ver. 10.) By 
the expression, "ye are clean, but not 
all," be had reference to Judas ; 
signifying that this washing had not 
in it a sin-remitting power, but a spir- 
itual significance; for Judas had his 
feet washed as well as the rest, and 
externally, no doubt, he was as clean 
as they ; but iniquity still reigned m 
his heart, and sin polluted his soul : 
"For he knew who should betray 
him ; therefore said be, ye are not all 
clean." (Ver. 11.) Tims we see that 
it is possible to submit to the extern- 
als of religion, and at the same time 
be a hypocrite in heart. It does not 
show, however, that a truly regener- 
ated soul, may or can reject or disre- 
gard these outward rites: no, not any 
more than the fact, that all men arc 
mortal 'proves that anything that is 
mortal is a man. "So after be had 
washed their feet, and had taken his 
garments, and was set down again, 
be said unto them, know ye what I 
have done to you." (Ver. 12.) In this 
way be called their attention, not 
only to the service he had performed, 
but also to what be now purposed 
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impressed upon their minds his high 
vuthority over them, aud their conse- 
quent duty of honoring that authority 
by observing whatever he enjoins 
upon them either by precept, or exam- 
ple, or by both : "Ye call me Master, 
and Lord ; and ye say well, for so I 
am." (Ver. 13.) Having impressed 
this fact upon their minds, he deduces 
therefrom their obligation "to wash 
one another's feet :" "If I then, your 
Lord and Master, have washed your 
feet, ye also ought to wash one anoth- 
er's feet." (Ver. 14.) He then tells 
tliem that his object in performing 
this service was, to enjoin it upon 
them by his high, authoritative ex- 
ample, lie says, "for I have given 
you an example, that ye should do as 
I have done to you." (Ver. 15.) 
Knowing that this service was of a 
humiliating nature, aud consequently 
repugnant to the carnal mind, which 
is inclined to self-exaltation, lest they 
should spiritualize it away, or neglect 
it as of little or no importance, he de- 
clared with a "verily, verily," that 
they were not greater than he : to the 
contrary, it must be apparent to every 
right reasoning mind, that thi 
is above the servant, and he that 
sends is greater than he that is sent ; 
and it follows, that any service that 
is not too humiliating for the Lord, 18 
not too mean for the servan' 
anything that is not too low for the 
commissioner or sender, is not beneath 

dignity of the commissioned, or 
him that is sent Hear him : "Verily 
verily, I Bay unto you, The servant 
is not greater than his Lord ; neither 
he that is sent greater than he that 
sent him. If ye know these things, 
bappy are ye if ye do them.'' (Vet 
16, 17.) Hut all this notwithstanding, 
ii occurs to day, that thousands opon 

lands,- poor worms of the dust, — 

exalt themseh • i from 

:i ; ami they assume the prerog- 
ative tO reject the precept, and to dis- 

bim whom they 

are sent to eall their Lord and M U 
ter ! All shame to their carnal pride ! 



May the Lord bring them t 
arrogance aud folly, and lead them 
into the way of humble obedience, i3 
our prayer. 

The text, "If ye know these things, 
bappy are ye if ye do them," is full of 
meaning, and requires particular at- 
tention. Upon this we remark : 
"Things" is in the plural number.and 
hence denotes more than one thing. 
Different opinions prevail as to what 
things are meant. Without pausing 
to notice the different positions ae 
ed, we shall proceed to give what we 
understand to be the real meaning. — 
To assist in arriving at the correct 
conclusion, your attention is called to 
the demonstrative "these." It has 
been clearly shown that "this" refers 
to the nearest of the class to which 
it relates. You will now bear in 
mind, that our Lord had entered up. 
on the institution of ordinances to be 
observed by his. disciples. lie had 
already washed the fret of his disci- 
■ nd had enjoined the service up- 
on them ; and at the time he used this 
language they were sitting at the sup- 
per table, and about to eat. At the 
close of the so pper, he instituted the 
Communion, — the bread and wine. — 
natical of his broken body and 
shed blood. livery reader will readily 
see, therefore, that he referred to Feet- 
washing, the supper, and the ■ 
munion, when he said, "If yo know 
these things;" for these were the 

the class of things to which 
he referred. The institution of ordi- 

- what be was engaged iu 
at the time; it was what be had hern 
speaking of Just before ; and it was 
what be afterward spoke of. While 
washing their feel be said, "What I 

do tli Ol now ;" after he 

had washed their feet, be said, "Know 
ye what I have d.nic to you '!" and af- 
ter he had given t lit-iii an explanation 
bo thai they understood thai be w as 
Instituting ordinances for their ob- 
servance, bo >.iid, "If ye know the** 

I ippy are \ 
This was oquh alent to 



much as ye now understand that I 
am to-night instituting ordina:. 
for you to observe, happy are ye if ye 
re them." He said : "Ii ye 
J know these things," — but they did 
' know, for he had just told them, — 
'happy are ye if ye do them." The 
promise of happiness is not connei 
with merely knowing, but with doing 
the will of the Lord. "To him that 
knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, 
to him it is sin. Ja. 4:17. 
that servant which knew his lord's 
will, and prepared not himself, neith- 
er did according to his will, shall be 
beaten with many stripes." Lu. 12 : 
■is. The foregoing we hold as being 
the true meaning ef the text undir 
consideration. With this view we 
are enabled clearly to under 
what