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THE HEC ORDER - 1895-1920 
Toronto Bible College 



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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. 



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THE KECORDER. 



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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. 



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