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THE KECORDEh - 1895-1920 

Toronto Bible College 



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RECORDER. 



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Vol. VIIL] 



TORONTO, JUNE, 1902. 



[NOS. ?i AND 4. 



A^crpbcrs of Corporation. 



Rkv. Elmurk FiARRis, D.D.. President, 

Betheden. \V aimer Read, Toronto. 
Kkv. R. p. Mackay, D.D.,1 

Toronto. V Vice-Presidents. 

J. D. Xasmith, Toronto. J 
Jos. N. Shenstoxk, Secretary a nrf Treasurer, 

Hi Walnier Road, Toronto. 
Rkv. \Vm. Stewart, D.D., Principal. 

1.J8 St. George St., Toronto. 
James Acton, Toronto. 
E. HoopKR, M.D., Toronto. 
R. KiLGorR, Toronto. 
Thus. a. Rodger, Hamilton 
Elias Rogers, Toronto. 



instrictors and lecturers for 1901-(li. 
Rev. Wm. Stewart, D.D. 
Rev. \V.m. MacWili.iam, LL.B. 
Rev. Elmore Harris, D.D. 
Rev T. H. Hvi>e. 
Rev. a. B. Winchester. 

E.XAMINERS KoR 1'.N)1-ol'. 

Rev. S. D. Cuown. D.D. 
Rev. T. C. Des Barres, M.A. 
Rev. T. B. Hvi.e. 
Rev. H. M. Paks.ins, D.D. 
Rev. H. 1'. Wei. TON, D.D. 

Miss Annie Bl'RNS, Asst. Secretary and Librarinn. 



General Council. 


BARRIE : 


MONTREAL ; 


Judge Ardagh. 


Geo. Hague. 


BRANTFORD : 


PARIS : 


C. Cook. 


John Pen.man. 


Geo. Foster. 




R. S. schell. 


St. Catharines .• 




George W. Hodgetts 


BELLEVILLE : 




Rev. R. Wallace. 


Toronto .- 




Thos. S. Colk. 


Brock viLLE .- 


Rev. T. C. Des Barres 


E. J. Reynolds. 


.M.A. 




S. C. Dltscan-Clark. 


QALT: 


J. W. Flavellk. 


J. R. Cavers. 


H. W. Frost. 




J. J. Gartshore. 


GUELPH : 


C. S. GZOWSKI. 


REV.T.WARDROrE,D.D. 


Rkv. T. B. Hyde. 


R. M. HoBSON. 


J. Mackav. 




Rev. D. McTavish, 


Hamilton .■ 


D.Sc-. 


Rev. Fred. E. Howitt. 


Chester D. Masskv. 




G. B. Meai>ows. 


Kingston . 


R. J. MoXItJOMKRV. 


B. W. Robertson. 


Rev. H. M. Parsons, 




D.D 


LONDON : 


John Stark. 


Rev. G. J. Bishop. 





The names of other friend.'^ in important centres 
are yet to be added to the General Council. 



Our Design.— The great design of the 
School is the training of consecrated men 
and women for Christian service at home 
and abroad. 

CoNTRiBUTioxs. — Any friends desiring 
to have fellowship in the work may send 
their contributions to the Treasurer, J. 
N. Shenstone, Esq., 16 Walmer Road, 
Toronto, or to any officer of the School. 

A Year of Prosperity. 

The Toronto Bible Training School has 
been favored with another year of pros- 
perity. The reports published in the fol- 
lowing pages show that the divine bless- 
ing has been enjo3'ed in every department 
of the work. We trust that our friends 
will carefully read the.se reports so that 
thoy may join witli us in saying, " What 
hath God wrought!" The outlook is as 
hopeful as ever it was : imleed it is bright 
y\\t\\ the promises of God. He who has 
never failed us in the past will not for- 
sake us in the days to corae. We still 
ask the prayers and sympathies of all 
Christian friends. 



THE RECORDER. 



EiRhth Annual Meeting. 

The Eighth Sossion of the Toronto Bible 
Training School closed with appvo})riate 
exercises on Friday. April 'iath. In the 
afternoon of that day the Board of Incor- 
poration and tlie General Council met 
together in their annual assembly, when 
the rejiorts for the j'ear were presented, 
and all the work of the session received 
careful consideration. There was a good 
attendance of members, and much interest 
was manifested in the progress which the 
School continues to make. 

At the evening meeting held in the 
Assembly Hall, notwithstanding the 
heavy rain, there was a large gathering 
of friends of the School interested in the 
graduating exercises. The devotional 
service was conducted by Rev. F. E. 
Hewitt, of Hamilton, andRev. Dr.Chown 
of this citj'. President Harris gave a 
full statement of the work of tlie session, 
and outlined the prospects of the School 
for the future, commending it to the con- 
tinued prayers and liberality of its friends. 
Appropriate addresses were given bj^ four 
of the students, representing the Day and 
Evening Classes. Miss A.E. Cullen spoke 
on " Rhine ^lemories," sketching the 
work of the Reformers ; Mr. E. Halliwell 
on "Kings in Battle." setting forth the 
Christian warfare; Miss H.S. Massej^ on 
'' One in Christ," showing the distinction 
and blessedness of believers ; and Mr. 
George A. Paull on "Gifts for Service," 
enumerating special qualifications re- 
quired in those who work for Christ. 
Diplomas were then presented by the 
President to the following nine students, 
who have completed the course of study 
in the Day Cla.sses, and passed satisfac- 
tory examinations thereon :— Misses H.S. 
Massey, E. Metcalfe, L. Tilley, M. West; 
also Messrs. John Brown, G. Constable, 
A.T. Finlayson, E. Halliwell and G.A. 
Paull. The Principal, Dr. Stewart, gave 
some parting words of counsel to the 
graduates, in which he reminded them of 
their privilege and responsibility in going 
forth to serve their Saviour and their fel- 
low men. The clo.sing address was deli- 
vered by Rev. A.B. Winchester, of Knox 
Church, who spoke very earnestly and 
effectively on the Lord's direction to His 

wards, "Occupy till I come." 



Report of the Principal. 

At the close of the eighth session of the 
Toronto Bible Training School, it again 
becomes our duty to remember all the 
way by which the Lord our God has been 
leading us in this very important service, 
and to record with gratitude that the 
work of the Institution continues to be 
greatly blessed. The year has been spe- 
cially noteworthy from two important 
facts. First, no fewer than twelve of our 
students, — a larger number than during 
any previous j'ear, — have gone forth to 
bear the glad tidings totheregionsbeyond. 
Secondly, a very useful course of element- 
ary medical studies has been conducted 
during the session, which cannot fail to 
be of value to our students, especially to 
those who are looking forward to service 
on the foreign field. 

ENROLMENT. 

The number of students enrolled in the 
Day Classes has been sixty-three, of whom 
twenty-six are j'oung men and thirty- 
seven are young women. This is nearly 
the same as last year's enrolment. In 
the Evening Classes the number has been 
179, of whom sixty-two are young men, 
and 117 are j'oung women. The total 
ni;raber of students has thus been over 
210, and in addition to these there have 
been several visitors, whose names have 
not been enrolled, but who have attended 
some of tlie courses of lectures. 

THE DAY CLASSES. 

In the Day Classes the regular instruc- 
tors have again been Dr. Harris, Mr. 
MacWilliam, and myself. Dr. Harris 
has given courses of lectures on Tuesday 
and Thursday of each week, his subjects 
being the Epistle to the Ephesians and 
[tortious of the Pentateuch. My own 
subjects have been the following: — New 
Testament Introduction and Outlines, 
including a general survey and summary 
of the purposes and contents of each 
book ; Bible Doctrines with the Word of 
God as our one text-book ; Pjxposition of 
the Messianic passages of the Old Testa- 
ment ; and Prejiaration of Gospel ad- 
dresses. In addition to these regular 
lines of study I gave a few practical lec- 
tures on " How to use the Word of God 
in dealing with different classes of men." 



THE RECORDER. 



Mr. MacAVilliiiin gave instruction in the 
Evidences of Kciij;ion, in tlu' Gospels, 
and in the Preparation of Bible Head- 
ings. He reports that the chiss in Evi- 
dences " was very attentive and inter- 
ested in tlie work and passed remarkahly 
good examinations " on the whole; that 
the class in the Gospels showed better re- 
sults than he had ever received before 
from any class on the subject ; and that 
in the class of young women in the Pre- 
paration of Bible Readings there was 
frequently a manifestation, not only of 
interest in the subject but of devout spirit- 
ual feeling. Mr. MacWilliam had also as 
usual a small class in the Greek New Tes- 
tament. All the instructors report that 
tlie diligence and tidelitj' of the students 
have been most gratifying. 

VISITING LECTURERS. 

During the tirst half of the session, the 
visiting lecturer was Rev. T. B. Hyde, of 
this citj', who gave a valuable course of 
instruction on "The Person and Work 
of the Holy Spirit."' Tliis last term, Rev. 
A. B. "Winchester, pastor of Knox Cliurch 
in this city, gave a suggestive and much 
appreciated series of lectures on "The 
Acts of the Apostles." Both of these 
bi'ethren have put the School under great 
obligation by their able and helpful ser- 
vices, which have been freely and cheer- 
fully given. Other visitors have been 
welcomed from time to time during the 
session. The three representatives of the 
Keswick movement in England, Messrs. 
Webster, Brash and MofTatt, gave ad- 
dresses on the deepening of spiritual life ; 
Miss MacCall and Miss Palmer, from 
New York, prominently connected with 
the work of the Y.W.C.A., spoke on the 
equipment needed for Christian service; 
Mr. and Mrs. Montague Beauchamp, of 
the China Inland Mission, told of trials 
and triumphs for Christ's sake in that 
vast and needy land; Rev. Dr. Moffat, 
Secretarj- of the Upper Canada Tract 
Society, told of openings for usefulness to 
our students in colportage work ; and Rev. 
Thomas Bone, of the Welland Canal Mis- 
sion, gave a racy and practical talk on 
zeal and tact in winning men to Christ. 
All these addresses were of much value 
to our students. 



TUB K.VKNINO (3I-AS8E8. 

The regular Evening Cla.sses have been 
held on Tuesday and Thursday of each 
week as in previous .sessions. Dr. Harris 
has lectured on the same subjects as to 
the Day Clas.sos ; Mr. .Mac William has 
given instruction on Christian Evidences, 
and the writer on Bible Doctrines. There 
have been some special classes on Monday 
and Friday evenings. Mr. MacWilliam 
had a class in the Preparation of Gospel 
Addresses for part of the session, and my 
own Friday evening class for the study 
of the Sunday Scliool le.sson was con- 
tinued V. itli good interest and attendance. 

MEDICAL CLASSES. 

The elementary medical classes estab- 
lished at the beginning of the session have 
been carried on with much success. Dr. 
E. F. Bowie gave instruction in cherais- 
tr3', Dr. G.D. Porter in physiology, and 
Dr. T. B. Macdonald in materia me- 
dica and therai)eutics. During the second 
term of the session, Dr. W. H. Howitt 
conducted a class in the study of tropical 
diseases. These medical courses have 
been attended by from sixteen to twenty 
students, who have greatly appreciated 
the opportunity afforded them, and to 
whom these studies will be a great lielp 
in their service of Christ in tlie com- 
ing days. To the medical gentlemen who 
have conducted these classes without re- 
muneration, and with great ability, lidel- 
ity and zeal, the best thanks of the School 
are due. 

ENGLISH CLASSES. 

The classes in English have again been 
conducted bj* Miss Alice R. Hitchon, who 
has given instruction in Grammar, Dicta- 
tion. Composition, and Literature. Her 
work has been well done, and her influ- 
ence with the students has been most 
beneficial. These English classes will 
need to be continued, as several of tljose 
who enter the School have not enjoyed 
the best educational advantages. In tlie 
re-arrangement of work contemplated 
for the coming term, provision will be 
made for the efficient maintenance of 
these important studies. 

EXAMINATIONS. 

As in previous years written examina- 
tions have been held during the session 



THE RECORDER. 



on the courses of stiulj' provideil for tlu> 
Duy and Evening;; Classes. W'itli only 
two or three exceptions, all tlie students 
who wrote on these exaniiuiitioiis passed 
ver^- creditably. The minimum standard 
is 50% on each paper, but nearly one 
half obtained 75%, and fully one fourtli 
obtained 90% or over on most of their sub- 
jects. The members of the Eveninj; 
Classes have tried these examinations in 
larger numbers this session than last, but 
the intructors are anxious that many 
more sliould submit to this test. In the 
December examination Mr. Hyde pre- 
pared a paper on his special course of 
lectures, and has since reported the result 
as follows : — 

'■ I have gone through the examination 
papers on the subject of the Holy Spirit 
which I presented to the students, and I 
am greatly pleased with the clear and 
full apprehension of the subject as mani- 
fested therein. AVith one or two excep- 
tions the papers are of a very high order." 

Rev. A. B. Winchester also seta paper 
on his course of lectures, and has written 
as follows in regard to the result : — 

" Several of the papers are lemarkably 
good, especially the first three, and the 
general average is very creditable. All 
the students seem to have a good grip of 
the great evangelical doctrines. " 

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS. 

There has been a decided increase in 
interest and numbers in the mission study 
class. Miss Hitchon has again taken the 
lead, and the class has used as a text 
book, " An Introduction to the Study of 
Foreign Missions." Essays have also 
been presented at each meeting on the 
lives of distinguished foreign mission- 
aries. A Thursday morning missionary 
prayer-meeting has also been sustained 
with hearty interest. The average atten- 
dan<;e at both the class and the prajer- 
meeting has been eighteen. The great 
Student Volunteer Convention recently 
held in this cit}' gave a wonderful im- 
pulse to tlie missionary spirit of the 
School. 

THE KEVOTIONAI. SERVICE. 

Tne Tuesday morning devotional hour 
is still a marked feature of our work, 
and a means of blessing to many. It has 
been graciously owned of God in the cul- 



tivation of the spiritual life, and not a 
few answers to pra^'er have been thank- 
fully acknowledged. The students have 
again taken their turn with the instruc- 
tors in leading the service. We have the 
assurance that many of the former stu- 
dents, both in this country and in far- 
distant lands, unite theii" prayers with 
ours each week as the day comes around. 
The inlluence of the devotional hour in 
promoting the spiritual life of the students 
can hardly be over-estimated. 

PRACTICAL WORK. 

The students continue to be engaged in 
active Christian work during the session. 
Each one is expected to take part in Sun- 
day School, Young Peoples and Mission 
work, and in conducting mission hall and 
evangelistic services. In most of the in- 
terdenominational missions of the city, 
and in several missions connected with 
individual churches, our students are 
usefully employed. Several of the young 
ladies have also been rendering Christ- 
like service in visiting and nursing the 
sick, and in house to house visitation 
among the poor and suffering. These 
varied labors have proved a valuable 
training for future usefulness, and there 
can be no doubt that blessed results have 
followed from them in souls won for 
Christ. 

SOME NOTEWOKTHY RESULTS. 

It is surely matter of great encourage- 
ment and thanksgiving to report that 
from the beginning of the School up to 
the close of this eighth session exactly 
fifty of those who have attended our 
classes have given themselves to foi'eign 
missionary service. They have gone 
forth to bear the glad tidings to each one 
of the five great continents under the aus- 
pices of ten different missionary societies. 
So far as known, they are all preaching 
the gospel in the regions beyond, with 
the exception of two who have returned 
home, and four who now rest from their 
labors, two of these having lost their 
lives in the dreadful massacres in China. 
In still larger numbers our students have 
gone forth to definite fields of labor in 
Canada and the United States. They are 
engaged as pastors, evangelists, cate- 
chists. Bible women, and in many other 



THE RECOHDER. 



s|>lieies of Christiuii service in i-oiinection 
witli nil the evHiitJjeliciil ilenominations. 
Year by year the far reachinR intluence 
ami vast importance of the School bccoitio 
increasingly apparent. 

CON(M.i:i)INti KKMAKKS. 

During the year the Board of incorpor- 
ation lost by death one of its most faitli- 
ful and useful nuMtibers, Mr. Alexander 
Sampson, to whose Christian character 
and .services, it bore ^^rateful testimony 
inaii appropriate resolution. \ memberof 
the General Council, Mr.W.E.H. Massey, 
who tilled a lart;e place in the community, 
and was specially interested in the stiuly 
of God's Word, has also been called away 
in the midst of his years and usefulness. 
Surely these sad losses are a reminder to 
every one of us to be faithful while the 
day lasts. 

It is very pleasing; to report that in all 
the meetings of the Hoard of Incorpora- 
tion, and in all the relations of the students 
with each other and with tlieir instruc- 



tors, the utmost harmony has prevailed. 
Twelve diiTi-rcnt denominations of Chris- 
tians have been represented in the Sciiool, 
and yet all have lieen " om* in (Mirist 
.lesus," and in their earnest desire to 
know " the mind of theSpirit, "as revealed 
in the l)lessud book. Assuredly tliere 
can be no grander work than that of 
training consecrated young men and 
women in a knowledge of the Word of 
God, so that they may be " thoroughly 
furnished" for Christian service. In the 
addition of another laborer to our staff, 
and in the desire which other Christian 
agencies have manifested to have tlieir 
workers receive Bible training in our 
classes, there lie new openings of useful- 
ness before the School. To Him who has 
graciously guided and blessed us in the 
past we must still look for direction and 
help in the future. Whatever we need 
of men or means He can alumdantly be- 
stow. So to Him we again commend our 
bt'loved School, with the earnest prayer 
tliat yet richer res'dts may be accom- 
plished by it in the days that are to come. 



Treasurer's Report. 

The Treasurer i>resented the following statement of Receijjts and Disbursements 
for the j'ear ending April 25tli, 1902 : 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on liand - $ 130 03 

Gifts 2.984 25 

Incidental Fees 250 00 

Rent of Residence - . 180 00 

Collections 40 09 

$3,58J 37 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid Principal, Instructor, Assistant Secretary, etc. - $2,400 00 

" Ground Rent 280 00 

" Caretaker 192 00 

" Coal - 26L 25 

" Light and Water ..-.--. 5<) 07 

" Telephone 45 00 

" Printing Recokdkk, Catalogues, et«-., Advertising. 87 15 

" Postage 24 11 

" Repairs 74 05 

" Insurance Premium (;> years) - - - ' - 04 4(» 

" Sundries - 10 24 

$3,491 27 

Balance on hand .?90 10 

The Report was received with expression- of satisfaction and gratitude, and the 
l)est thanks of the Council and Board were given to the Treasurer fur his faithful and 
efficient services. 



THE RECORDER. 



List of Students. 

The following is a list of the Students enrolled in the Day Classes for the Session 
1901-U2: 

.lolm M.u-Willie, M.D , Sluuipliai, Cliliia. 

tA'XAS Bertha M. McAuslan, lleatlieote. 

J. A. McCinmii'k, Uervie. 

Mis« Laura Mac Donald, Toronto. 

Miss Mary McUou^'all, Tiverton. 

Mi.ss A. McGar\ey, Toronto. 

Mis.s Lottie I^. McMorran, Slianf^liai, Cliina. 

Mrs. Catharine C. Nic'holis, Toronto. 

Miss Editli C. Nisl>et, Sarnia. 

Mias Emily I'alin, Toronto. 

George. A. Paull, Killarney, Xtan. 

Mrs. G. A. Paull, Killarney, Man. 

Miss M. Peterkin, Toronto. 

Mrs. K. A. I'hair, Brazil, South America. 

Miss Alma C. Roarers, Mount Fore.st. 

Stephen Ko^^ers, Creemore. 

Miss Nellie C. Ross, Toronto. 

J. W. Salton, Kingsey Falls, Que. 

Wm. George Shaw, Toronto. 

Miss Uora M. Suler, Toronto. 

\V. D. Spinks. Toronto. 

H. L. Stei)hens, Toronto. 

Mrs. Sullivan, Toronto. 

Miss Lily Tilley, 'I'oronto. 

Mrs. J. C. Urquhart, Toronto. 

Charles Waddell, Terminus. 

Miss Alice Wanless, Parkdale. 

Miss Maud West, Penetang. 

C. B. Wickware, Toronto. 

Mrs. W. D. Wilkie, Minto, N.D. 

Miss Sarah A. Wiiidel, Toronto. 



Mis.s A. M. Barker, Constantinople, Turkey. 

.M i.0.1 Rosa .\l Blaek, Meathiole. 

P. A. Breakey , 'I'oronto. 

Miss .les.sle Brechin, Toronto. 

.Ml.*.-* .Jennet K. Breckon, Queensville. 

.luliiisT. Bunn. New York City. 

Mi.s.s Kniina K. Campliell, .Vrmow. 

Adalliert L. Carpenter, Auhurn. N'.Y. 

A. Cockhurn, Drumho. 

George Chamhers, Toronto. 

Tliomn«G. Co«', Orlllia. 

(ieorge Constahle. Honcaster. 

Henry Crickintrton. Toronto. 

.Mi-<-« \'era M. Douglas, Toronto. 

Alherl T. Finlayson. Toronto. 

Miss .Margaret D. Fisher, Toronto. 

.Miss Esther J. Fletcher, Parkhill. 

.Miss L'niise A. Fniscr, Kingston. 

E. Halliwell. Erie View. 

Philip Hamilton, Wolfville, N.S. 

Philip Handcock. Fairbank. 

Lester S. Ilaverstoek, Brigden. 

Henry Hellyer, Odessa, Russia. 

Miss Alice R. Hitchon, Belleville. 

Miss M. F. Langton, Juddhaven. 

J. R. Lewis, Economy, N.S. 

R. C. Maiisell, Toronto. 

Mrs. Thomasine Mason, Toronto. 

■Mi.ss H. S. Mas-ey. Suminerside, P.E.I. 

Miss Mary J. Meredith, Shelburne. 

Miss Nellie Metcalfe, Wanstead. 

Mi9.s Mary .Middleton. Kingston. 



The following is 
or more of the wri 
Students was 179. 
A. E. Bernhardt. 
F. R. Bettle- 
R. C. Bourne. 
.Miss J. Browne. 
.MissM. It. Burl.igh. 
Mis.s K. Chalk. 
Miss .M. Doig 
W. \V. Donnolly. 
.MissN. Elliott. 
Miss Fitzgeralfl. 
MiSsK. M. Holmes. 



Evening Classes. 

a list of Students in 
tten examinations. 



the Evening Classes who have passed one 
The total em-olment of all the Evening 



w. Hood. 
Miss N'. Houser. 
Miss N. Hutchings. 
Mis.s M. Jennings. 
R. E. Jones. 
Miss E. Keen. 
R. C. .Mansell. 
Thos. McKay. 
Miss A. .Moule. 
Mrs. E. Murray. 
Miss E. E. Naylor. 



Examination Papers. 
The following are two of the examina- 
tion papers on which the students wrote 
at tlie close of the session. The first was 
prepared by Dr. Harris, and the second 
by Rev. A. H. Winchester. 

THE PKNTATEUCII. 

1. Write H brief note regarding Melchi- 

sedek. (ren. 14 : 18-2U. 

2. Oive a brief account of Lot. indicat- 

ing the practical teaching. 



H. S. Xorris. 
Miss F. Outram. 
George Palin. 
Wilbert Price. 
Miss M. Ray. 
Miss E. Richardson. 
James Robinson. 
Mi.s8 E. M. Scanlon. 
Miss X. Schotield. 
Miss K. Sewell. 
Miss E. Shields. 



Miss L. Sinfield. 
Mi.ss C. G. Smith. 
Miss M. Smith. 
Miss D. Taylor. 
Miss L. Taylor. 
John Taylor. 
Miss E. Thwaltes. 
James Walden. 
Edgar Walton. 
Miss L. Warwood. 



Illustrate from the narrative and 

parallel passage in Hosea 12 the 

meaning of Gen. 32 : 29. 
In what senses was Joseph a type of 

Christ? 
Give in tlie most general way an 

analysis of the book of Exodus. 
Show "Salvation b3' grace," as set 

forth in the Passover Lamb. Ex. 12. 
Write a note on the materials of the 

Tabernacle, especially indicating 

whence they came. 



THE RECORDER. 



8. Dist)iip:uish the two *' meeting-places" 

in tlie Taberimde. 

9. Give the main teaching in " tiie 

Laver," qiiotinc; New Ti'staint-ni 
passages in support of your views. 

10. What is tlie spiritual signiticanre of 

"the Veil"? 

11. Give "the garments for glory and 

beauty " l)elonging to the Priest- 
hood, indicHting their spiritual 
meaning. 
I'i. Call attention to the various steps in 
the consecration of the priests in 
Ex. 20, as seen in New Testament 
light. 

N.B. — Answer teti out of twelve questions. 

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTI.KS. 

1. Who was the writer of the Acts? 

Was he Jew or Gentile? Give 

reasons. 
'2. State briefly the aim and theme of 

the book. 

3. What are the three main divisions of 

the Acts ? 

4. From our Lord's parting injunction 

before His Ascension, what do \o\x 
understand as to the power, the 
function and the field of the Church? 

5. Briefly describe the external features 

of the first Pentecost, and give the 
special significance of each ? 
B. Analj'se Peter's sermon at Pentecost : 
give Old Testament quotations. 

7. In what respects did the defence, 

prayer and martj'rdom of Stephen 
witness to the truth as it is in 
Jesus? 

8. What is the apologetic value of the 

Conversion of Saul ? 

9. What city became the centre of Gen- 

tile missionary activity? AVho 
founded the Church there, and 
what important discrimination was 
first made there? 
10. Outline Paul's first missionary jour- 
ney : comment on his first recorded 
address. 

Doctrinal Basis of the School. 

The School is evangelical in its char- 
acter, and the instruction imparted will 
be in accordance with the following doc- 
trines : 

1. The Divine Authoritj- and Plenary 

Inspiration of tlie whole Canonical 
Scriptures asoriginallv given. 2 Tim. 
3 : IB, 17 ; 2 Peter 1 : 21. 

2. The Doctrine of the Trinity. 2 Cor. 

13 : 14. Matt. 28 : 19. 

3. The Fall of Man and his conseijuent 

Moral Depravity and Need of Regen- 
eration. Kom. 5 :12 ; 3 : 10. 



4. The Atonement through the Substitu- 
tionary Death of Christ. Mark 10: 
4.'') ; 1 Peter 3 : IH. 

6 The Doctrine of .Justification by Faith. 

Kom. 3 : 24-2ti ; Acta 13 : 39. 
ti. Regeneiation by the Holy Spirit. 

1 Pi-tei- 1 : 2;<-2t) ; James 1 :"lK; John 

1 : 12, V.\\ John 3 : (>. 
7. The Doctrine of Sanctification. Heb. 

12 : 14; 1 Peter 1:2; .lohn 17 : 17. 
H. The Second Coming of Christ and the 

Resurrection of the Demi. 1 Thess. 

4 : Hi, 17; Acts 24 : 15. 
9. The Eternal Blessedness of the Saved 

and the Everlasting Punishment of 

the Lost. Matt. 25 : 46. 



Our New Instructor. 

It has been felt for some time past liy 
friends of the School, that an addition 
should be made to our staff of Instructors, 
ass'on as a suitable man could be secured. 
In a providential way the attention of 
the President and others was turned to 
Rov. John McNicol, B.D., Ottawa, who 
is believed to possess excellent qualifica- 
tions for the work of Bible instruction. 
He was appointed to the staff at a recent 
meeting of the Board of Incorporation, 
and will enter on his duties at the oj>en- 
ing of the new session in September. Mi-. 
McNicol is a graduate of Toronto Univer- 
sity and Knox College. He comes to us 
with the highest commendation of promi- 
nent ministers, and others who have 
known of his work and worth. In con- 
ducting courses of Bible study, as Secre- 
te ly of the University Y.M.C.A., and in 
city mission and pastoral work, he has 
been much blessed. One of our friends 
who knows him well, wrote to Dr. Harris 
just before his appointment that so far as 
he knew " there is none other in sight 
wlio is so likely to bring ability and spir- 
itual force to the service, as well as an at- 
tractive personality." It is confidently- 
expected that Mr. McNicol's appointment 
will add materially to the efliciency of 
tl e School. 

An Appreciative Testimony. 

One of our former graduates, in remit- 
ting his subscription to the School, wrote 
recentl}' to Dr. Harris as follows: 

1 am always glad to hear of the pros- 
perity of the School, and am very much 
pleased to see that there is an increase in 
attendance, as well as of interest in the 



THE RECORDER. 



work by otiiers who cannot attend. I 
simll iifvor for^^i't those days when it was 
my happy piivilt'^e to iitteiul the sessions 
of tiie School, aiul sit at the feet of tliose 
who felt such a deep interest in tryinf; to 
help us to know tlie Word of God, and 
thus lit us for the Lord's service; so that 
our hves should not l>e barren in winninj^ 
men and women for .Tesus. 

Some of the happiest and best si)eiit 
liours of my life I passed in the Bible 
Traininfj: School. You will not wonder 
that it is lovetl by me, and also that it is 
an almost daily subject of prayer. May 
God l)less and prosper it in every depart- 
ment ; and ma^' He help all its oHiceis 
and teachers, is the praj^er. of my heart. 



Notes. 
The Ninth Session of tlie Bible Train- 
ing School will open, D.V., on Tuesday', 
September Kith, 1902, at 10 a. m. 

All students, especially those who are 
entering the School for the first time, 
should be on hand at the beginninc; of the 
session. 

Sevek.\l members of our last class 
have already gone to tielils of labor, 
where we trust the Lord will make them 
very useful in His service. 

Mr. J. W. Salton and Mr. George A. 
Paul! liave taken charge of home mission 
fields the former at Kingsey Falls, Que., 
and the later at Lisle, Ont. 

Miss M. E. Fink, who has been en- 
gaged as missionary and district visitor 
in this city, was set apart as a deaconess 
at the recent conference of the Evangeli- 
cal A.ssociation. 

It is expected that the new Catalogue 
and Announcement of the School will lie 
published in June, giving full particulais 
about Instructors, Lecturers and Courses 
of study for next .session. Cojdes may 
be obtained on application to Miss A. 
Burns, the Assistant Secretary, or to any 
officer of the School. 

Miss Bessie Ross, who took the full 
course of study in our Evening Classes, 
has offered her services to the South 
America Evangelical Mission, and Mr. 
W. D. Spinks, who lias been laboring 
successfully in one of the Christian 
Workers Missions in this city, expects to 
join the Africa Industrial Mission. 



Rev. Dr. Mackay, Foreign Mission 
Secretary of the Presbyterian Church, 
and Rev. Fred. E. Howitt, of St. George's 
Episcopal Church, Hamilton, have again 
kindly consented to be visiting Lecturers 
for next session. 

The Africa Industrial Mission, with 
which our former students, Albert F. 
Taylor and Chas. H. Robinson, are labor- 
ing, has secured a very suitable location 
in Nigeria. Miss Jessie Brechin is likely 
to join the Mission. 

Mr. Henry Hellvkr, whose mother- 
tongue is Russian, has gone to labor as 
colporteur of the Bible Society among the 
Doukhobors of the Northwest; and Mr. 
J. K. McCormick will act as colporteur 
of the Tract Society in the County of 
Bruce. 

Mr. George Robertson, a member of 
our first graduating class, is now preach- 
ing in Hartford, Ont., and Mr. E. Halli- 
well, a member of our last class, has gone 
to be "stated supply" of the Baptist 
churches of Houghton and Cultus. Mr. 
W. N. Scott of the class of '01 has be- 
come pastor in Lobo. 

Israel Dass, a converted Telugu from 
Rangoon, Burmah, has just arrived in 
this country to take a course of study 
at the Training School. He desires to be 
fitted for becoming a teacher of a Bible 
School among his own people. A little 
later he will likely be joined by one or two 
Tamils, who will also become students 
with us. These native Christians are 
sent to us by an esteemed missionary in 
Rangoon. 



Receipts for General Fund. 

The following are the amounts received 
from February 2(.th to April 25th, 1902: 



No. 79 S.V) 00 

" 80 .50 00 

" 81 ^ (X) 

•> 82 2 (HI 

• > 8.S 4 00 

I. 84 50 00 

•I 8.5 20 0(1 

•• 86 50 00 

" 87 5 00 

" 88 1 (K) 

" 8lt 10 00 

" '10 5 00 

'■ !tl 5 00 

" 'IL' .50 00 

" '.1.3 1 CO 

" 94 50 00 



No. 



95 


$100 00 


9fi 


40 00 


97 


5 (X) 


98 


. ; 10 00 


!t9 


10 00 


10(1 


5 00 


101 


100 00 


102 


3 00 


lO.S 


5 00 


104 


2 00 


lor, 


.5 00 


1(16 


1 00 


107 

lo8 


350 (X) 

. . 5 CO 


109 


5 00 


edged . . 


.... 1,980 25 



Tot.al... $2,984 25 

Joseph N. Shenstone, Treas. 



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