THE KECORDEH - 1896-1920
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TORONTO, MARCH, 1902.
A\ernbcrs of Corporation.
Hkv. Ei.moke Haukis, D.D., President,
Betliedou, NValiner Road, Toronto.
Rev. K. V. Mackay, D.D.,")
Toronto. V Vice-Presidents.
J. D. Xasmith, Toronto J
Jos. N. Shenstdnk, Sec»"etarj/ awff Treasurer,
It; Walmer Road, Toronto.
Rkv. Wm. Stkwart, D.D., Principal,
1.H8 St. Oeorfje St., Toronto.
James Acton, Toronto.
E Hooi'EK, M.D., Toronto.
Thus. A. Rodgek, Hamilton
Elias RuGebs, Toronto.
r. s. schell.
Rev. R. Wallace.
E. J. Reynolds.
J. R. Cavers.
Rev. T. Warhrope, D.D.
R. M. HonsoN.
Rev. Fred. E. Howitt.
B. W. Robertson.
Rev. G. J. Bishop.
The names of other friend>< in important centres are
vet to Ix- addfd to the G.-iiiTal Council.
St. Catharines .•
George W. Hougetts.
Thos. S. Colk.
Rev. T. C. Des Barres,
S. C. DtlKCAN-CLAHK.
J. W. FLAVELr.E.
H. \V. Frost.
J. J. Gartshohe.
c. s. gzowskl
Rev. T. B. Hvi>e.
R. KlLGOt R.
Rev. D. McTavish.D.Sc.
CiiEsrEU I). M \ssEV.
G. B. Meaim)WS.
H. J. MuN IGOMERY.
Rev.H M. Parsons, D.D.
Instructors ani> Lechrers for 1901 o:;.
Rkv. Wm. Stewari. D.I).
Hev. Wm. MacWilliam. LL.H.
Hkv. Klmokk Harris, D D.
Ml!. H. W. Fhosi.
Kkv T. H. Hvi.k.
Rev. a. B. Winchesier.
EXA.MINEHS KoR 1!»II1-02.
Hev. S D. Ciiowx. D.D.
Rev. T. C. Dks Barres, M.A.
Rev. T. B. Hyi>e.
Rev. H. M. Parsons. D.D.
Rev. H. I'. W ELTON, D.D.
Miss Annie Burns, >!««<. Secretary and Librai-ian.
Our DksKtN'.— The sieat (lesi>;n of tlie
School is the training? of consecratetl men
and women for Christian service at home
Contribution's. — Any friends desiring
to have fellowsliip 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.
By the blessing of God the Bible Train-
ing School continues to prosper. Up to
Feb. 2lth, the enrolment of students in
the Day Clas.-^es for the present session is
ti2, and in the Evening Cia.sses 17'i. The
three ine'licul classes formed last t^rm
are continued with much interest, and a
fourth class was begun in .January by
Dr. W. H. Howitt, on diseases peculiar
to warm countries. This last cannot fail
to be of value to those who are lookini;
forward to foreign mi.ssioiuiry service.
In all tlip Bible study classes, the in-
striictor-* lind much reason for gratitude
Words of Appreciation.
Wo liave vfceivcil a most interesting
letter from Miss A. Hertlia Mossip, of
Thonulale, Out., one of tlie fjraduates of
last year. Miss Mossi|ilias been engaged
in evan^ielistic work in the district around
London, and much l)lessinK has attended
her labors. We subjoin an extract from
her letter, as follows :
Dkau Dr. Stkwart, — Tliou>;h some
montlis have passed since school re-
opened and 1 liave sent no letter to ac-
(juaint you of my wliereal)outs and work,
yet I have not forgotten the School and
those connected witli it. It is ever with
feelings of j^ratitude and }?lad remem-
brance tiiat I think of the sacred place,
and bless God for its teachinf!; and help-
ful influences. No day passes without
my breathine; a prayer for those in it
now, as well as those who have pone
forth from its classes to serve in other
parts. How widely scattered the stu-
dents from such an institution become,
and yet how closely bound in heart they
remain ! Thank God for the ties of Chris-
tian friendship, prayer and love which
keep us in touch with one another.
I am glad to know that the School still
prospers, and pray it raaj' ever be used of
God as a great power in the world. I
would like to be remembered by the stu-
dents at their Tuesday devotional service,
that I may !)e strengthened for the work
and that many may be brought to the
Saviour. Give my kindest regards to Dr.
Harris. Mr. Mac William, and all the
students who know me.
Returned missionaries from China. India,
Africa and Turkej^ have also been mem-
bers of our classes.
Foreign Mission Interest.
We are glad to report a continued in-
terest in foreign mission work among the
students. The weekly prayer-meeting of
the Volunteer Band has an attendance of
twenty, and the missionary study class,
under the leadership of Miss Hitchon, a
membership of sixteen. Two esteemed
graduates of the School, Miss Roxie
Wood and Mr. W. G. Hanna, have been
recently accepted by the Council of the
China Inland Mission, and it is expected
that before long they will leave for their
distant field of labor. It is also a matter
for great thankfulness, that since Mr.
and Mrs. R. A. Phair have gone to Brazil,
the School has now its representatives,
engaged in Christian service, in all the
great divisions of the world — in Euroite,
Asia. .Africa, Nortli and South America.
Students' Public Meeting.
The Students' Meeting of last term was
well attended, and the exercises were
interesting and profitable. Addresses on
suital)le Bible themes were given by
Misses Fisher and Langton and Messrs.
Halli well and Waddellof the Uay (.'lasses,
and by Miss Grace Smith and Mr. A. E.
Bernhardt of the Evening C/las>es. It is
expected that the next public meeting
will be held earl}' in March.
Death of Mr. Sampson.
At the meeting of the Board of Incor-
poration of the Bible Training School
held on February l'2th, attention was
called to the recent death of Mr. Alex-
ander Sampson, whereupon after remarks
bj' several of the membi-rs, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted :
Moved by Mr. J. D. Nasmith. seconded
bj- Rev. Dr. Mackay and Resolved. " That
the members of this Board r cord their
deep sense of the gn-at loss thej- have
sustained in the death of their friend and
colleague, Mr. Alexander Sampson. As
a member of the Executive Committee of
the Bible Training Scool from the begin-
ning, and afterwards as a member of the
Board of Incorporation from the fuller
organization of the Scho >1. Mr. Sampson
has served it with rare fidelity. His clear
judgment and wi.se counsel, always freely
and gladly given, have been of inestim-
able value at every stage of the work ;
while his genial courtesy and Christian
devotion greatly endeai ed him to all his
a.ssociHtes. Thej' desire to convey to
Mrs. Sampson and family their sincere
sympathy with them m this sore bereave-
ment, and they earnestly praj' that the
Go<l of all comfort may be their Strength
and Guide in all the days to come "
It was agreed that a copy of this resolu-
tion should be sent to the family of the
deceased, and also to his pastor, Rev. Dr.
From Different Countries.
Since the School opened in 1891, stu-
dents have been in attendance from five
provinces of the Dominion, and also from
several of the United States. Europe and
Asia have likewise furnished representa-
tives, as natives of England, Scotland,
Irehuul. Wales, Sweden, Ilussia, SjTia
and China hiive been at different times
menihers of our classes. Next session we
hope to have some natives of Hurmah
with us as students.
The subjects of the essajs assigned to
students of the Day Classes for the pre-
sent term are as follows: "The Deity
and Personality of the Holy S[>irit,"
"The Messiah in the Book of Psalms,"
" The Messiah in Isaiah," " The Parables
of our Lord," "The Miiiistrj' of Angels,"
and "The Pastoral Epistles."' As a rule
the essaj-s have been carefully written,
and they fairly represent the teaching of
Scripture on the important themes of
which they treat. After receiving any
correction that may be necessarj', tliey
are read to the class.
The following are three of the examin-
ation papers, on which students of the
Day Classes wrote at the close of last
term. The first was prepared by Dr.
Harris for his class engaged in Studies in
the Pentateuch, the second by Mr. Hyde
on his Lectures on the Holy Spirit, and
the third by Dr. Stewart for his class in
Introduction to New Testament Study.
1. Explain the meaning of " Penta-
2. Give the main themes of the Five
Books of Moses.
3. Give a brief outline of the book of
4. Explain the relation of the second
verse of Gen. 1 to the first.
5. Write a note on Gen. 1 : 2G.
6. Explain the "rest of God" in Gen.
7. Give j'our views of the change from
"God." in Gen. 1:1-2 : 3, to "Lord God,"
in Gen. 2 : 4.
8. Sketch briefly- Satan's plan in the
Temptation in Gen. 3, and give Scripture
paralK'ls from the New Testament.
9. Write a note on "The Primitive
Worship " as brought out in Gen. 8 and 4.
10. Give causes leading to the univer-
sal corruption of the " Days of Noah."
TiiK Holy Si'Iiut.
1. Give five facts in which the Person-
ality and Deity of the Holy Spirit are set
2. State three particulars in which He
takes the place of Christ on the earth.
3. Give five emblems of the Spirit, with
the significance of each.
4. How naany kinds of worship are
there? In wiuit particulars in Christian
service is the Spirit promised?
5. Enumerate the conimamls concern-
ing the Spirit. Distinguish between
" grieve " and " quench."
fi. What is meant by Sanctify? Show
the difference between the "Godward"
and " Manward" aspects of the truth.
7. To what extent are our lives to be
sanctified? Give three means used for
8. What is the guidance of the Holy
Spirit, Negative and Positive, and how
is it realized ?
9. What is the Spirit's work with the
unsaved, and how is it accomplished?
10. What is the " Power of the Spirit,"
and how maj' it be experienced ?
New Testament Introduction.
1. What is meant by New Testament
2. Explain the following terras : canon,
canonicity, synoptic gosi>els, autoptic
jjospel, genuine and authentic.
3. Give the key-words of the first eleven
books of the New Testament.
1. Show what aspect of Christ's person
or work is set forth in each of the four
o. Give a brief outline of the gospel by
'i. What is the kev-verse of the Acts of
tlie Apostles, and wliat bearing has it on
plie contents of the book?
7. Write a sketch of the training of the
s. State the occasion and design of the
Epistle to the-Galatians.
9. Show from 1 Corinthians the condi-
tion of the Church in C<rinth, and the
i.'stions that had been discussed by its
1(). Give a brief outline of the Epistle
i tlie Koinan=;.
Student Volunteer Convention.
Tlu> jjrent Stiulent Volunteer Conven-
tion just held in this citj* was, in many
respects, a most wonderful feathering.
For numbers, zeal, enthusiasm and
spiritual power the meetings have never
been surpassed. The cause of foreign
missions has been brought home to the
consciences and hearts of manj' hundreds
of Christian young people, chiefly stu-
dents in schools and ('ollegt'S, in a way
that cannot fail to produce lasting results
for good. Our own Training School was
represented at the Convention by forty
delegates, and a most important confer-
ence was held in our Lecture Hall, under
the presjdency of Dr. Harris, on "Methods
of training for Missionary service."
It is expected tliat the closing exercises
of the session will take place on Friday,
This .session there are fourteen different
evangelical denominations represented in
Rev. L. N. Sihrell, a member of our
first graduating class, has become pastor
in Clayton, N.Y.
Mr. Harold Stephens, a student of
last term, is successfully engaged in
evangelistic work in Sault Ste. Marie,
Four of the students who began the
session with us are now "far hence,"
preaching the Gospel, two in China and
two in Brazil.
Mls.s Marv J. Mereuith, a student of
this year, has gone to Indiana, to become
the wife of Rev. Mr. Graham, a Presby-
Mr. J. R. Lewis, a student during the
first half of the present session, has be-
come pastor of theCongregationalChurch
of Economy, N.S.
Rev. W. H. L. ^Iar.shall, one of our
(graduates of 19(X), has become pastor of
the Congregational churches of Fergus
and Spee<lside, Ont.
Rev. Julius T. Bunx, for some time a
member of our classes, and pastor of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church of
this citv. has removed to New York.
Mrs. M. a. Morgan, a student with
us in 1900, has found work to do for the
Master away off in Mexico.
Mr. Chester D. Mas.sey has kindly
consented to take the place on the General
Council of the School rendered vacant
by the lamented deatli of his brother,
Mr. W. E. H. Massey,
The Rev. A. B. Winchester, pastor
of Knox Church in this city, is the visit-
ing lecturer for the present term. He is
conducting a series of valuable studies th
the Acts of the Apostles.
Mrs. Marling, returned missionary
from Africa, who attended the School in
18f)9, is now in London, England, super-
intending the publication of her hymn-
book in the Oru language.
Our president, Dr. Harris, has recently
conducted cour.ses of Bible study at the
annual convention of the Young Glen's
Christian Associations of this province
at Berlin, and of those of Michigan at
Mr. John Brown, Junior Secretary of
the Y.M.C.A. of Montreal, who was
called to his present work two years ago,
just before com pleting his course of study,
will take, his final examination and grad-
uate with the class of 1902.
Receipts for General Fund.
The following are the amounts received
from November 23rd, 1901, to February
26th, 1902 :
No. 5K $2S 00
" r,l 10 00
" .^8 20 (X)
" 5!l 3 00
• (>0 1 00
" 61 1 00
.1 62 10 00
" 63 10(10
.. 64 10 00
•" 65 10 00
.1 66 10 OO
.1 67 10 00
•> 68 1 00
" 6!l 2 (0
.. 70 5 00
n 71 10 00
" 72 20 00
" 7.3 .") 00
.1 71 .*) 00
" 7.5 .") («
" 76 .S 00
" 77 l.'iO 00
.. 78 26 00
■ 1 43
. . 1" 00
•' .51 25
1. .5.1 25 00
Total.... $1,080 25
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