THE HEC ORDER - 1895-1920 Toronto Bible College 16 SPADINA ROAD TORONTO Presentee by the GEl^ERAL hLOUnI ASSOuIAtIOx^ December /940 lynaaie AATCi^i Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive in 2010 witin funding from Tyndale University College and Seminary http://www.archive.org/details/recordermar190402toro ftO^-. «■ T T^j^tJP^i" School and Offices.- 110 College St., Toronto RECORDER. PRICE : 5 CENTS PER ANNUM. Vol. X.] TORONTO, MARCH, 1904. [No. 2 A\crnbcrs of Corporation* Rkv. ElmuRK Harkis, D.D., President, Betheden, Walmer Road, Toronto. Rkv. R. p. Mackay, l).D.,1 Toronto. ]■ Vice-Presidents. J. D. N'ASMiTH, Toronto. J Jos. S.fiHEHsroSK, Secretary and Treasurer. 4u Walincr Road, Toronto. Rkv. \Vm. Stewart, D.D., Pi-incipal. 138 St. Geor^re St.. Toronto. James Acton, Toronto. E. HoDi'ER, M.D., Toronto. R. KiLGOiR. Toronto. Tugs. A. Rodger, Hamilton Ei.iAS Rogers, Toronto. General Council. BARRIE : Judge Ardagh. Brant FORD .• C. Cook. Geo. Foster. Belleville .- Rev. R. Wai.i.ack. Brock viLLE .■ JlIMiE Revnoi,i>p. GALT: R. <T. Strcthers. GUELPH : Rkv.T.Wardrope.D.D. R. M. HoBSON. Hamilton .- Rev. Fred. E. Howitt. Kingston .• B. W. Robertson. London -. Rev. G. J. BiSHOi'. montreal : Geo. Hagce. I Paris .■ I John Penman. j St. Catharines .• I George W. Hodgktts. I Toronto .• Thos. s. Coi.k. V. M. CoPEI.AXD. Rev. T. C. DksBakhes, M.A. J. NV. Fr.AVKI.I.E. H. W. Fko.«t. J. J. Gaktshoke. I C S. Gzow.'iKi. W. H. Howitt. .M.I>. ' Rev. T. B. Hvdk. J. Mackav. Kev.Um.. Mac William. I.I..B. Rev. D. McTavish, D.Sc. Chester I). .Maspev. G. B. Meadows. K. J. .MoXTGOMERV. Rev. H. .\I. Parsons. D.n F. M. Pratt. I John Stark. Instructors and Lecfurers por i903-<>1. Rev. Wm. Stewart. D.D. Rev. Elmore Harris, D.D. Kkv. John McNicol. B.D. Mr. H. \V. Frost, M.A. Rev. W. H. Hlncks, LL.B. Rev. D. .\1cTavish, D. sc. Examiners for 1903-04. Rev. S. D. Chown. D.D. Rev. T. C. Des Barres, M.A. Rev. T. B. Hyde, M.A. Rev. H. M. Parsons, D.D. Rev. H. . Weltov, D.D. .Miss Annie Burns, Asst. Secretary and Librarian Our Design.— The great design of the School is the training of consecrateil men and women for Christian service atliome and abroad. COXTRIBUTIOXS.— Anj- friends desiring to have fellowship in tlie work may send t'leir contributions to the Treasurer, J. > . Shenstone, Esq., 40 Walmer Road, I'oronto, or to any officer of the School. The name? of other friend'' in important centres are yet to Iw added to the General Council. Attendance and Outlook. Up to the middle of Februaiw the enrol- PHMit of students in the Day Classes was 01. and in the Evening Classe.*^ 215. This i> considerablj' in advance of previous years at the same date. The average iit tendance at the different classes is also larger than usual. During the last three rionths, some warm friends and sup- I.orters of the School have been called Hway by death ; and we are |>raying that others may be rai.sed up, who will take t leir places in extending sympatlij' and support to our great work. Deeply grate- f'll for the abundant help and blessing of tlie past, we trust our gracious Lord for the davs to come. THE RECORDER. Deatli ot Mr. Foster. One uf tlie menibeis of our General Council, Mr. George JFoster of Brant- fonl, entered into rest on the evening of .lanuary 1st, 1901, at the age of 69. He was an excellent Bible student, a success- ful Bible teacher, a helpful Y. M. C A. worker, and an earnest and faithful evan- gelist. In early life he became a true follower of Jesus Christ, and he gladly devoted both means and labors to the advancement of His cause. From the very beginning of the Bible Training School, he gave his sympathy, counsel, and support to the undertaking. He was pre-eminently a good man, and he loved all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sinceritj'. To his children and relatives we extend our deepest sj-mpathy and our earnest prayers for all needed com- fort and blessing. Y. M. C. A. Workers. Since the beginning of the year we have been pleased to welcome as students five young men, who are desirous of obtaining better preparation as Y.M.C.A. workers, Messrs. Hutchinson, Mann. McGuire, Peel and Riddle. The last- named of these is from far-distant Aus- tralia. The arrangement by which a course of Bible study is taken in the School, and a coui'se of practical training in secretarial work is received under the direction of the Y. M. C. A. Provincial Committee, is one that promises to secure- good i-esults. Special Lecturers. The visiting lecturer for the term is Rev. W. H. Hincks, LL.B., of Trinity Methodist Church, whose subject is "Evangelistic Work." He has outlined an important and practical course of stud}', which must tell for good on the future ministry of our students. Mr. Hincks presses home with great powei the supreme duty and i)rivilege of win- ning souls. Mrs. Howard Taylor, of the China Inland ^^ission, also favored thf Day Classes with a second visit, ann gave a very useful outline study of the Epistle to the Romans, bringing out especially the missionary element in tho Epistle. Medical Classes The medical classes continue to be attended this term with a good degree of interest. Dr. Bowie and Dr. Porter are giving Tuesday and Fridaj- afternoon lectures on the important subjects they began last term, and Dr. Howitt resumed in the beginnint: of February a Thursdny afternoon course on " Tropical Diseases." All these lectures cannot fail to be of much benefit to Christian workers, and especially to those who are looking for- ward to service in foreign lands. Student Volunteers. The Student Volunteer Class for mis- sionarj' study this term is taking up the subject of " Comparative Religions." The class is conducted b}^ the members in turn, meeting ever}' week. The Thursday morning missionary prayer is also main- tained with good attendance and in- terest. There are at present over thirty students in the School who have ex- pressed their desire to go as workers to the foreign field, should God in His providence open up the way. Death of Albert Taylor. Toward the end of December, 1903, a cablegram was received, bringing the sad news of the death of our former student, Mr, Albert F. Taylor, at Bida, Northern Nigeria. During his two years with us in the Bible Training School, Mr. Taylor won the highest esteem of his instructors and fellow-students. He was diligent and faithful in his work ; above all, he was a consistent, prayerful and consecrated follower of Christ. On his graduation he was accepted by the Africa Industrial Mission, as one of its pioneer laborers in Northern Nigeria. He spent several months at Tripoli, North Africa, in the study of the Haussa language, and then proceeeded to Northern Nigeria. After residing a considerable time in Pat- agi, with other devoted workers, he was chosen to open a new station at Bida. The writer of this had a letter from him only a week or two l)efore the news of his death came, telling of the high hopes with which he was entering on his labors in that important centre. His early death is already stirring up some others to give them.splvfs to missionary service in that dark land. I\ THE KECORDER. 3 Examination Papers. The folluwiiij; are four of tlie papers, on which the students wrote at the tenuinal exainiufttions before the Christmas lioli- tlays : (lENKSIS AND KXODl'S. RKV. KI.MoKK HAKRIS, l> |i. 1. State the main theme of Scripture and trace i>rietiy its development in Genesis. 2. Give in a word the theme of Exodus, and its true significance. 3. Give a brief general outline of Exodus. 4. Distinguisli " Redemption by Blood '" and "Redemption l)y Power.'" o. State New Testament parallel.^ to Israel's experience at the Red Sea and on the way to Sinai, giving New Testament passages. 6. Write a brief note on tlie materials for the Tabernacle. 7. Give the threefold design of the Tabernacle, with Scripture refer- ences. 8. Name the "Coverings," beginning with the exterior, and give a pos- sible meaning to each. 9. Distinguish the " Altars " of the Tab- ernacle. 10. Give the two "Meeting-places" and distinguish them. 11. Write a note on " The Incense " and "The Worship of Priests." 12. Describe the " Veil," and explain the present "Communion of Believers," giving passages. Answer any ten questions. CHRLSTIAN EVIDENCE.S. RKV. ,IOHX MC.NICOL, II. D. 1. Give some reasons for the study of Christian Evidences. 2. Why does the Bible never attempt to prove the existence of God? 3. Indicate the three principal argu- ments that support belief in the existence of God, and name the at- tribute of His Being to which each argument leads. 4. Point out some marks of design in the universe which go to show that it was planned by an intelligent Being. ."). Why does man need a furthur revela- tion of God than that of nature? 6. Show that God did not act through partiality in selecting Israel to be His peculiar people. 7. Point out some general marks of truthfulness in the Biblical account of the origin of Israel's religion. K. State three general rca.sons for be- lieving that tlie mirailes recorded in the history of Israel are true. 9. Distinguish the general features of the predictions of the Old Testa- ment prophets regatding the future condition of Babylon, Egypt and Israel. 10. State some of the characteristics of the Biblical account of Creation that prove it to have l)een divinely revealed. 11. Write a note refuting the objection to the (Jld Testament conception of God, that it is merely that of an enlarged man. .Viiswer any ten questions. LIFE AND EPI.STLES OK PAUL. KKV. D. MCTAVISH, U.SC. 1. Why was the conversion of Saul of Taisus a matter of great impor- tance to the Church? 2. " But I went away into Arabia." Gal. 1 : 17. Ex^ilain the time and purpose of this journey, 3. Name the principal places visited by Paul in his second missionary jour- ney. 4. What Epistle« were written at this period and what is a special truth they emphasize ? .'). What w^as the main centre of Paul's third missionarj- journey, and what were some of the results? (>. What Epistles were written during this journey, and what forms of error do they combat? 7. What was the purpose of Paul's final visit to Jerusalem ? State the re- sults. 8. Name the " Prison Epistles," and give their great theme ? 9. When were the Pastoral Epistles written, and for what purpose? 10. Give some of the qualilications, prin- ciples and motives of an Evangelist as illustrated in Paul. BIBLE DOCTRINES. KKV. W.I. STKW.XRl, I>.I'. 1 Explain fully the meaning of the names Christ and Word as applied to our Saviour. ■2. Write ii note on theTitle, i>on of Man- :V Give a full delinition of prophet, and show in what way Christ executes His office of prophet. 4. What is the threefold work of the priest, and how does Christ per- form it? 15. Explain how Christ is a priest "after the order of Melchizedek." THE RECORDER. 6. By wliat names is Christ set forth as kiiitJ: in tlie Old and New Testa- ment y 7. Write a note on tlie "Kinf^dom of hoaveP- or of God." b. How is Jesus Christ fitted to be the " one Mediator between God and Man"? 9. Exphiin carefully the following terras rt'latinj; to tiie work of Christ: Ransom, sacrifice, atonement, im- initation, propitiation. 10. What great truths about Jesus Clirist do you rei^ard as necessary to any true conception of the Gospel? Notes. TnK closing exercises of the session will take place on Friday, April 29. Miss M. E. Moule, of the Evening Classes, has been accepted for missionary service in South America. The next students' public meeting will be held on Monday, March 7th, when all friends will be cordially welcomed. The Tuesday afternoon vocal music class, taught by Mr. Cringan, is much appreciated by many of the students. Among the students enrolled in the School this session are five brethren en- gaged in pastoral and missionary work in the city. Mr. E. Halliwei.l, assisted occasion- ally by some of the students, has been holding successful evangelistic services, at Woodbridge. Several noteworthy conversions have taken place. Pastor W. F. Roadiiouse, of Parry Sound, one of our graduates, was married on Jan. '2i)th to Miss lona Eiechin, a member of our Evening Classes. We wish them abundant prosperity. Mr. Hugh Krvce. who took a full course of study in our Evening Cla.sses. has been the means of organizing a large and successful Bible study class in Pais- ley, Scotland, in connection with the Bible Institute of Glasgow. Two visiting missionaries. Pastor George Smith of Kuenos Ayrc s, and Mrs. J. C. Lawson of the Industrial and Evan- gelical Mission, Pilibhit, Imlia. gave interesting addresses recently on the work in their respective fields. OiR President has again been conduct- ing, with great acceptance, a series of Bible studies and evangelistic services at Denison University, Ohio. He has also been giving special Bible addresses at Y.M.C.A. and Sunday School Conven- tions. We regret to learn that the health of Mrs. Juiid, foruicrly ]\Iiss Hill of Brant- ford, lias become so much impaired that she has been constrained to leave the mission field at Patagi, Northern Nigeria. Her husband and h(>rself .with their young child, are expected to return soon to Canada. Miss Jennie Wklls, one of our first graduates, is still doing good work as teacher in the girls' school of St. Paul's Mission among the Blood Re.serve In- dians, near Macleod, Alberta, N.W.T. Miss Bella Rutherford, her classmate, is employed in the Fannie Vaddock Hospital in the State of Washington. Mr. Geo. Hague, of Montreal, has kindly sent us a copy of liis second volume of "Practical Studies in the Old Testa- ment." It is clear, judicious and helpful, and cannot fail to do good service in its defence of the integrity and inspiration of the word of God. We are glad to have it in the library of the School. Mr. Henry Hellyer, of last year's graduating class, is now associated with Mr. Mark Lev, of St. Louis, Mo., in mis- sion work among the Jews. He has long been desirous of laboring among his own people. He is also assistant editor with Mr. Lev of ImmanucVs Witni'.ss. May great blessing attend all their testimony. Receipts for General Fund. The following amounts have been re- ceived from Nov. 19th, 1903, to Feb. 11th, 1904: Xo.')l $L'.-> 00 No. 74 .W 11 20 .53 10 00 M 10 00 ;,f, 2.10 00 .^6 10 00 .^7 ."> 00 :)8 .5 00 .59 2.5 00 CO .5 00 fil 10 00 fi2 5 00 63 2 00 64 3t; 00 H,5.. 10 00 fii; .5 00 (17 15 00 fiS .35 0(1 K!( 25 00 7(1 50 71 ... 50 00 72 5 00 7:1 5 Oit $10 00 75 25 00 76 10 00 77 5 00 78 1 00 79 10 00 80 10 00 81 5 00 82 25 00 83 10 00 4 no L'ft 00 .'. (X) 1 00 1 00 25 0(1 84 8f?. . 87 88 89 90 91 75 00 92 5 00 93 10 0(1 94 20 00 95 10 00 !»(? 50 Totill. 9852 20 I'loviously luknowledged — 1,333 (io Total to Feb. nth, 1904. .«2,185 80 Joseph N. Shenstone, Treas. !