Skip to main content

Full text of "Recorder (Mar. 1903)"

See other formats

THE HEC ORDER - 1895-1920 

Toronto Bible College 



Presents^ by the 

December 79 40 

Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive 

in 2010 witin funding from 

Tyndale University College and Seminary 

;U A 


IE .„,< 

School and Offices: 110 College St., Toronto 



Vol. IX.] 


[No. 2 

A\crnl?crs of Corporation. 

Hkv. Ki.mkkk Hauius, DAK. Prtxideiit . 

Betheden, \V aimer Road, Toronto. 

Toronto. J- Vice-Presidents. 

.). U. Xasmith. Toronto. J 
Jf)S. N. Shexstosk, Secre^arjy anrf Treasurer. 

iO Walnu-r Koad, Toronto. 
Kkv. \Vm. Stewakt, D.D., Principal. 

l.iS St. (ieorL'e St.. Toronto. 
Jamks Acton, Toronto. 
E. Hooi-KR, M.D., Toronto. 
R. KiLOOiK, Toronto. 
Thos. a. Roik;kr, Hamilton 
Eli AS Rogers, Toronto. 

General Council. 


Brant f ORD : 
C. Cook.. 
liKu. Foster. 

belleville : 
Rev. R. Wallace. 




M. Holts )X. 

Hamilton : 
Rev. Fred. E. Hown r. 

Kingston ■. 
W. ROBI rtsox. 

k London .■ 
Kkv. G. J. 
I The name 
me yet to b« 


Montreal .• 
Geo. Hague. 

Paris .■ 
John Penman. 

St. Catharines .- 
George W. Hoimsetts. 

Toronto : 


Trtos. S. CoLK. 
Rev. T. C. Des Barues, 

.J. W. Fl-AVELI.K. 

H. \V. Frost. 
J. J. Garishohk. 


W. H. HuWMT. .Mil. 

Rkv. T. B. Hyi.e. 

J. Mackay. 

Rev. D. McTavish. 

Chester D. Massey. 
G. B. Meakows. 

R. J. MnSKioMERV. 

Rev. II M. Parsons, 


F. .M. Pratt. 
John Stark. 

The name, of other friond.^ in iin|Mjrtant centres 
yet to be idded to the General Couniil. 

iNSTRlTCrORS AND Lectitrers KOR 190i-o:j. 
Rev. \V.m. Stewart. D.D. 
Rev. Wm. MacWilliam. LL.B. 
Rev. Elmore Harris. D.P. 
Rev. .J.iiin McNk ol, U.D. 
Rev Fred E. Ilr.wirr. MA. 
Rev. R. p. MacKay, D.D. 

Examiners for liKii'-oa. 
Rev. S. D. Ciiowx. D.D. 
Rev. T. C. Des Barres, .M.A 
Rev. T. B. Hyde. 
Rev. H. .M. Parsons. D.D. 
Rev. H. p. Welton, D.D. 

MissAnme Bcicxs, >|8«<. Secretaryand LVirnrinn. 

Our Dksi»;x. — The Rieat design of the 
School is the tiaiiiiiig of coiiseciated men 
and women for Chiistian service at home 
and abroad. 

Contributions. — Any friends desiring 
to liave fellowshi]^ in tlie work may send 
t\w\v contribution.s to the Treasurer, J. 
JS'. Slienstone. Es.]., 40 Walmt-r Road. 
Toronto, or to any officer of the School. 

Thk Bible Training; School still con- 
tinues to enjoy many tokensof tlie Divine 
favor. Since thr liefjinninj; of .January 
we have had a buffer number of young 
men attending the Day Classes than at 
any previous period in tlie history of tlie 
School. Among are Messrs. Aplin, 
1-5. 11, Dieth, Frowde ami Pearson, who 
are taking courses of Hible stuffy with us 
under tin- auspices of the Provincial 
Committee of the Young Men's Christian 
Associations of Ontario and (Quebec. Up 
to F.'bruary 2Hrd the enrolment of stu- 
ileiits for the present session is '■^ in the 
Day, and IfiS in the Evening There is a marked spirit of in- 
terest in the different studies of the 


From Former Students. 

Not 11 few of the stiulents who were 
with us in past years continue to bear 
unsolic-itetl testimony to the great bless- 
ing they received from attendance at the 
School. At our last public meeting one 
of them, whose name we do not know, 
gave a donation accompanied with this 
note : 

" From a student who has been bene- 
fited beyond measure. God bless our 

Another has written as follows : — 
" I do not think I appreciated fully the 
privilege I bad of attending the School, 
until it was taken from me. The year I 
spent there was tlie most lilessed of all 
my life. I am very thankful to the 
School and all its instructors, for 1 feel 
that if mj' life is in any way telling for 
Christ, it is largely due to the Training 
School I do not think I can ever forget 
the Tuesday morning devotional meet- 

A missionary in China, who has been 
a year and a half in that country, and is 
now able, in some measure at least, to use 
the language, and has entered on a new 
and need}' field of labor, says in her 
letter : 

" "We have classes for the women both 
at our Station, and alsoin their ownhomes 
where many gather together. It is a 
privilege to tell the gospel story to those 
who never heard it before. Three have 
recently made a profession of their faith, 
and many more seem to be sincere in- 
quirers. 1 am thankful indeed to be here, 
and I want to be kept read}- for whatever 
my Master appoints me to do or suffer for 
Him. I pray that the School may con- 
tinue to have much blessing. Ma}' I give 
to all the instructors and students the 
gracious promise in Isaiah .o8 : 1 1 ? I 
often think of my time with you all, and 
of the precious Bible lessons I received, 
which are of great assistance to me now 
in my service for the Lord." 

Still another of our former students, 
now at work in Calcutta, India, writes 
as follows in a recent letter: — 

■' Many times I think of the dear old 
Training School. Wliat blessed times 
we useil to have there, sitting at the 
Master's feet. I am sure there was not 
one day when I attended the School that 
I did not receive a blessing from the Lord, 
and I do praise Him for His love in lead- 
ing me there. I saw Miss Bushfield and Little several times aft<^r they 
reached India, and they told me a good 
deal about the School. It is just three 

years since I came to India, but I have 
been so happy in my work, it hardly 
seems more than one." 

A Morning Mission Work. 
Miss Lizzie Gray don, one of our former 
students, has been transferred from the 
Episcopal Mission at Lalitpur, India, 
where she has been laboring for three 
years, and is now connected with the 
Bengali Mission in Calcutta. She has 
written a most interesting account of." a 
little extra morning work," as she calls 
it, in which she has been led to engage. 
A Bengali student, now with us in the 
Training School in Toronto, says it is the 
first time the Marwarie women in Cal- 
cutta have been approached and reached 
by earnest Christian effort. Accompanied 
by two of the native women, who were 
rescued from the famine and have become 
true Christians, MissGraydon visits very 
early in the morning the ghats on the 
banks of the Ganges, the sacred river 
where so many of the Hindus go to bathe. 
They take with them tracts, gospels and 
hymn books, which they distribute to the 
women who resort thither, telling them 
the stoi-y of Jesus and his love, and teach- 
ing them to sing gospel songs. Several 
have become deeply interested, and other 
Christians in Calcutta have been led to 
put forth special efforts on behalf of those, 
who might hitherto have said, " no one 
cares for our souls." 

A Farewell Message. 

In last Recorder we noted the death 
from cholera of Rev. T. C. Hood, of the 
Presbyterian mission in China, one of our 
first students. After the fatal malady 
had seized him, he wrote the following 
touching sentences in his diary: — "If it 
is God's will that I give over life, then 
His will be done. I should like for the 
work's sake to live longer. May gome 
young man better fitted physically for 
the work than I have been take up the 
work. May our church never give up 
till all the heathen about me here have 
heard the glad sound. Farevell to the 
dear home chnrch. FarewfU to all 
friends. Farewell I we'll muet again, 
and with us will meet thousands of 
those who now sit in darkness." 


Lett for China. 

Two more of our students, Miss J. B. 
.lames and Miss M. E. Funk, liavf fjone to 
China. The former attended our Even- 
ing Classes for three Sessions while a 
teacher in Havergall Hall and Moulton 
(.'ollejie. and the latter, since graduation, 
has been employed as a deaconess in this 

ry bj- the Evangelical Association- 
1 hey will labor in connection with the 
China Inland Mission. Both of tliem are 
followed with the best wishes and fervent 
prayers of many. 

Medical Lectures. 

There are now four medical lectures de- 
livered in the School every week. Shortlj- 
after the beginning of the Januarj' term 
Dr. Howitt commenced a Thursdaj- after- 
noon course of lectures on tropical dis- 
eases. While this course is of special 
value to students who expect to engage 
in mission v.'ork in warm climates, it 
' .mnot fail to be helpful to all. Dr. 
Hooper continues his lectures to ladies on 
Tuesdaj*, Dr. Bowie on Wednesday, and 
Dr. Porter on Friday, the hour for each 
course being 4 p. m. 

Examination Papers. 

We give below two of the examin- 
ation papers, which were set for the 
students at the close of last term. These 
will give some idea of the nature and 
scope of the studies, as they are taken up 
in the different classes. The first was pre- 

ired by Dr. Harris for his Tuesday class, 
ud the second by Mr. McNicol for his 

iss engaged in studies in the Gospels. 


1. Give the main divisions only of the 

Epistle to the Hebrews. 
J. What is the relation of Hob. 1 : 1-3 to 

the F^pistle"? Give the important 

truths taught by that pa.ssage. 
. Indicate the themes of the " Five 

Books of Moses." 
I. Give clearly the four divisions of 

State the names of the offerings of 

Leviticus and give Scriptures from 

New Testament indicating their 

typical character. 
*". Distinguish brieflj' the Burnt and 


7. Certain offerings are called "The 
Bread of God " U-«v. 21 : •>). Ex- 

><. Writ^ an explanatory note on 
Lev. 1 : 1. 

9. Give the niuterial.s (jf the Meal-offer- 
ing, stating the signilicance of the 

10. Stateclearly the meaning of Lev. 2: 13, 

•' .And every oblation of thy Meat- 
offtM-ing shalt thou season with 
salt," etc. 

11. Give the names of the prohibited 

things in connection with the Meal- 
offering and the probable reason for 
tht'ir prohibition. 

12. In the believer's practical life what 

would the Burnt and Meal-offerings 
represent "r* Give one New Testa- 
ment Scripture for eacli. 
N.B. — Answer any ten out of the twelve, 
selecting at least one from the Hebrews. 


1. State the general design of the Gos- 

pels, and explain why they contain 
so small a part of the life of Jesus. 

2. Tell what you know of the writers of 

the first two Gospels. 

3. Give a general outline of either of the 

first two Gospels 

4. What are the peculiar characteristics 

of the Gospel according to Mat- 
thew ? 

5. Write a synopsis of any one of tlie 

following addresses of our Lord : — 
(1) The Sermon on the Mount 
(Matt. 5-7). (2) The charge to the 
Twelve (Matt. 10). (3) The Olivet 
Prophecy (Matt. 24-25;. 

6. What si>ecial aspect of Christ's min- 

istry does Mark present? Point 
out the features of his Gospel that 
illustrate this. 

7. Write a note on " the letirements of 

S. State the names used for miracles in 

the New Testament, and exjilain 

the meaning of each. 
9. Write a brief account of any one of the 

following miracles: — (1) Turning 

the water into wine. (2) Stilling 

the storm. (3) Healing tlie Gad- 

arene demoniac. 

10. State the main spiritual teaching of 

the following:— (1) The feeding of 
the five thousand. (2) Tlie wither- 
ing of the fruitless fig-tree. 

11. What feature of Christ's mission to 

the world is illustrated by His 
miracles wrought over evil 8pirit.s? 
(Ten questions will 1>e counted a full pa- 



TiiK closing exercises of tlie session 
will take place on Thursdaj', April BOth. 

Rkv. James Desson, of Leith, has now 
entered on a new field of lal)Oi- in Al- 

We are p:lad to welcome to the classes 
this term Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Boyne. who 
have been acce|ited as missionaries to 

Mk. K. a Pkak.-^on has just gone to 
Sault Ste. Marie. Ont., to become Secre- 
tary of the Y.M.C.A. in tliat Hourishing 

The next students' public meeting \\'ill 
be held on Friday, March 27th, when 
friends of the School will be cordiallj- 

Mr. J. W. S ALTON, of Kingsey Falls, 
Que., has conducted a successful series of 
evangelistic meetings with one of the 
Montreal churches. 

The Tuesday' devotional meeting, the 
mission study class, and the mission 
prayer meeting continue to be maintained 
with much interest. 

Manv of the students have organized a 
homiletical class for mutual improve- 
ment, and some of them are paying special 
attention to reading and elocution. 

Special written examinations on 
" Studies in the Gospels" and Bible Doc- 
trines were held on "Wednesday and 
Thursday, February 25th and 26th. 

Mis.s Mai;i) M. West, a graduate of 
last j'ear, has been accepted for mission- 
arj- work in South America. We trust 
that slie will be much blessed in her 

Miss a. R. Hitliion. wlio was three 
years with us in the School, and rendered 
efticient service as teacher of English, 
has commenced a Bible study class in 

OirR last students' public meeting was 
well attended, and tlie exercises were full 
of interest and protit. Many of our 
friends in the city value these occasions 
very higlily. 

J{i:v. W. F. RoADiiousE, late of Tavis- 
tock, has become pastor in Parry Sound , 
and Rev. Tlios. H. Roljertson, recently of 
Langdon, N,D., has settled in Peterboro, 
Ont. Maj- great blessing attend tlieir 

The following are tiie suljjects pre- 
scribed for Essajs during the present 
term :— ^lan ]\Iade in tlie Image of God ; 
The Wages of Sin ; The Grace of God ; 
In Christ ; Teach us to Pray ; The FJesh 
and the Spirit. 

Dr. Harris recently conducted Bible 
study and evangelistic services for over 
a week at Denison University, Ohio; 
and also gave special Bible instruction at 
the Y.M.C.A. Conventions in Peterboro, 
Ont., and Pontiac, Mich. 

Rev. R. p. Mackay, D.D., is our visit- 
ing lecturer for the present term. His 
subject is " China as a Mission Field," 
and it is treated in a way that is not only 
interesting and instructive, but is also 
full of suggestion and inspiration to the 

Two or three of our students have been 
preaching for theCongregational churches 
of Pine Grove and Humber Summit. A 

report in the Co)iyre;/<ifionafist says : 
■' AVe have l^een supplied each Sunday by 
students from the Toronto Bible Training 
School, and their services have been fully 

Receipts for ( 

The following am 
ceived from Nov. 13 

No 4.T s35 00 

Jenerai Fund. 

ounts have been re- 
th, 1902, to Feb. 9th, 

No. 65 .. S2 00 

'■ 4t> 10 00 

'■ 47 25 00 

" 48 100 

.. 49 .... 5 00 

" 66 15 00 

" 67 100 00 

II 68 10 OO 

"69 1 0(1 

!■ .50 250 00 

>' 51 25 00 

II 70 10 00 

" 71 4 00 

" 72 24 00 

" 73 15 00 

" 74 25 00 

II 75 5 00 

•■ .52 5 00 

" .5.1 .... 5 00 

• 51 20 00 

" :V) 25 00 

" .'^rt! 25 00 

11 76 1 00 

II 77 2 00 

II 78 25 

■' .-,7 5 00 

.. .58 5 00 

" .59 .S5 00 

" 60 10 00 

■ 61... ... 10 00 

" 79 5 00 

II 80 3 (K) 

II 81 7 01) 

" 62 25 00 

II 82 75 00 

" i!3 25 00 

1. 83 25 01 

'• 84 SCO 

" 64 10 00 

Frevioii.sly u 

Total t 


Total .... $H!tO 5 
cknowledged — 1,232 oO 

Feb. 9, 1903....*2,122 25 

Shenstone. Treas.