THE KECORDEH - 1896-1920 Toronto Bible College 16 SPADINA ROAD TORONTO Presents by the GEI^EKAL ivLUMi^I ASSOuIA'i'IOX^ December 79 40 Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive in 2010 witin funding from Tyndale University College and Seminary http://www.archive.org/details/recordermar190202toro 1<> School and Offices: 11(^ Colieqe St., Toronto RECORDER. PRICE : 5 CENTS PER ANNUM. Vol. VIIL] TORONTO, MARCH, 1902. [No. 2. 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. General Council. BARRIE : Judge Arijagh. BRANTFORD: C. Cook. Gk". Foster. r. s. schell. belleville : Rev. R. Wallace. BROCKVILLE : E. J. Reynolds. QALT: J. R. Cavers. GUELPH : Rev. T. Warhrope, D.D. R. M. HonsoN. Hamilton t Rev. Fred. E. Howitt. Kingston .• B. W. Robertson. LONDON : Rev. G. J. Bishop. The names of other friend>< in important centres are vet to Ix- addfd to the G.-iiiTal Council. Montreal .■ Geo. Hague. Paris .■ John Penman. St. Catharines .• George W. Hougetts. Toronto : Thos. S. Colk. Rev. T. C. Des Barres, M.A. 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. J. Mackay. Rev. D. McTavish.D.Sc. CiiEsrEU I). M \ssEV. G. B. Meaim)WS. H. J. MuN IGOMERY. Rev.H M. Parsons, D.D. John Stark. 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 and abroad. 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. Still Prosperous. 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 ami encoiiragi'inent. THE RECORDED 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. M.Tavish. 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 rilK RI«)RI)ER. 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. Essays. 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. Examination Papers. 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. Genesis. 1. Explain the meaning of " Penta- teuch." 2. Give the main themes of the Five Books of Moses. 3. Give a brief outline of the book of Genesis. 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. 2 :2. 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 J[orth. 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 its accomplishment. 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 Introduction? 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 gospels. o. Give a brief outline of the gospel by Matthew, '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 ,\postle Paul. 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 lumbers. 1(). Give a brief outline of the Epistle i tlie Koinan=;. THE RECORDER. 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." Notes. It is expected tliat the closing exercises of the session will take place on Friday, April 2oth. This .session there are fourteen different evangelical denominations represented in the School. 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, Ont. 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- terian minister. 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 Battle Creek. 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 No. .32 " 3a $10 00 10 00 " .St...".... i> 3.5 2 CO 25 00 i> 36 1.50 00 M 37 <i .38 5 00 5 00 " 39 25 0(J " 40 .• 41 " 42 ■ 1 43 5 (H) 5 00 5 00 . . 1" 00 " 44 <i 45 25 00 25 00 " 46 .. 47 " 48 •• J'.i 10 00 2 00 15 0(1 5 00 .. 5t 5 0(1 " .".I " .'il 2 (M) 3ft (K1 1 .50 •' .51 25 1. .5.1 25 00 Previously acknowledged... 1,210 .50 Total.... $1,080 25 .TnsKPii N. SuKNSTONE, Tvias.