THE HEC ORDER - 1895-1920
Toronto Bible College
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TORONTO, MARCH, 1904.
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.
Brant FORD .•
Rev. R. Wai.i.ack.
Brock viLLE .■
R. <T. Strcthers.
R. M. HoBSON.
Rev. Fred. E. Howitt.
B. W. Robertson.
Rev. G. J. BiSHOi'.
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,
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.
Kev.Um.. Mac William.
Rev. D. McTavish,
Chester I). .Maspev.
G. B. Meadows.
K. J. .MoXTGOMERV.
Rev. H. .\I. Parsons.
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
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.
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-
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
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.
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
The folluwiiij; are four of tlie papers, on
which the students wrote at the tenuinal
exainiufttions before the Christmas lioli-
(lENKSIS AND KXODl'S.
RKV. KI.MoKK HAKRIS, l> |i.
1. State the main theme of Scripture and
trace i>rietiy its development in
2. Give in a word the theme of Exodus,
and its true significance.
3. Give a brief general outline of
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-
8. Name the "Coverings," beginning
with the exterior, and give a pos-
sible meaning to each.
9. Distinguish the " Altars " of the Tab-
10. Give the two "Meeting-places" and
11. Write a note on " The Incense " and
"The Worship of Priests."
12. Describe the " Veil," and explain the
present "Communion of Believers,"
Answer any ten questions.
RKV. ,IOHX MC.NICOL, II. D.
1. Give some reasons for the study of
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
4. Point out some marks of design in
the universe which go to show that
it was planned by an intelligent
."). 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
10. State some of the characteristics of
the Biblical account of Creation
that prove it to have l)een divinely
11. Write a note refuting the objection
to the (Jld Testament conception of
God, that it is merely that of an
.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-
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-
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.
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-
15. Explain how Christ is a priest "after
the order of Melchizedek."
6. By wliat names is Christ set forth as
kiiitJ: in tlie Old and New Testa-
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
9. Exphiin carefully the following terras
rt'latinj; to tiie work of Christ:
Ransom, sacrifice, atonement, im-
10. What great truths about Jesus Clirist
do you rei^ard as necessary to any
true conception of the Gospel?
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-
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
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,
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
71 ... 50 00
72 5 00
7:1 5 Oit
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
91 75 00
92 5 00
93 10 0(1
94 20 00
95 10 00
I'loviously luknowledged — 1,333 (io
Total to Feb. nth, 1904.
Joseph N. Shenstone, Treas.