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broad view preach the gospel of love and for- of God yet be answered by a mutilated Chrisgiveness. That is the need of the world today,' tianity? Will He not yet save us for Jesus'

“Elsewhere the writer heard a pessimistic sake! But must not we co-operate with Him?' strain, and he quotes several expressions of it: “ These words, says an editorial note of the

" Said a leading Wesleyan minister of New Herald, 'make one aware that this is no time Zealand: “We hope to be victorious — but the for Christian people in America or elsewhere mass of the people are less eager to hear our to be engaging themselves in disputes about message than ever before.” A well-known sec- dogmas and prophecies and dispensations, but retary of one of the Y. M. C. A.'s of the antipo. to get busy at promoting social as well as indes declared: “I am sorry to say that many dividual righteousness and peace and good of our best men were killed; others who were will. As a matter of fact, however, says the good men before the war came back different Christian Science Monitor (Boston), the from what they were when they went out; we world is no more out of joint than it has ever cannot reach them — they have gone wrong, been. What is really happening is that the they do not attend church. What else can we world is finding itself out, which is a very expect! They

considerable step killed on Sundays

toward reformathe same as any

tion.' This should other day —they

because for conplayed cards and

gratulation, and to gambled on Sun

those who underdays — Sundays

stand, it really is. were not different

But to the fearful, to them from other

and their name is days."

legion, it is an "An active

hour of horror and clergyman in Syd

trepidation.' ney said of the ef

««What the fect of the war:

world needs, then, “ The strong men

almost more than came back strong

anything else, at er, the weak ones

the present mocame back weaker.

ment, is clear leadOur young men

ership, and by leadhave returned, not

ership is meant not with humiliation,

the effort to think © U. & U, N. Y. but the reverse.

for it, and so to They now have the DELEGATES TO THE PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE

weaken its mental Left to right: General Botha and General Smuts, South idea that force is Africa; Sir Joseph Cook, Australia.

processes, but raththe means of set

er an attempt to tling difficulties.”

marshal and co-ordinate the facts of its social, "A prominent minister in one of the larger political, and economic existence without bias colonial cities, speaking of the indifference to and with a supreme truthfulness, so as to enthe gospel, said of a training school for min able the listener or hearer to form correct estiisters that although the amount of money in mates of conditions, and to act fearlessly on hand for bursaries exceeded many times over those estimates. In doing this, of course, selfthe calls for it, there had been only three ap- ishness, whether individual or national, must be plicants for scholarships in the past year.' rigorously put upon one side. Indifference as to

“ The effect of the war on the spirit of how your neighbor lives must become as illegitibrotherliness and co-operation between the de mate as indifference to what is happening benominations is next considered. In Australia yond your borders. Only on such a basis is a joint council of the Presbyterian, Methodist, demonstrable Christianity a possibility.'and Congregational Churches has prepared and agreed upon a basis of union as to doctrine The trouble is that governments are and polity, while in New Zealand similar ef

not really Christian, although so called. forts have failed. Generally the outlook is dark, and the writer asks:

There is and can be no truly Christian “Do the churches of the British Empire civil government. As contrasted with and the American Republic really desire the the population of heathen and Mohamfresh infusion of divine life Are their mem

medan countries there are Christian peobers willing to try to live by the plainest teach

ples, but comparatively few of the peoings of the gospel? Can a revival in religion be effective without repentance Otherwise, ple of Christian lands are themselves whither shall we drift? Will the mighty calls Christians in the spiritual sense.


The sentiment expressed by General Christ Rebukes the Spirit of Smuts, does him credit; but he is in

Force in Religion error in supposing that it would help the situation even in the least degree if IT is related by the evangelist Luke “ministers of the gospel would cease that on one occasion when Jesus was preaching so much about personal sal- 1 on his way to Jerusalem, he “sent vation and think of the salvation of the messengers before his face: and they world.”

went, and en The gospel is

tered into a vilGod's plan for

lage of the Sathe salvation,

maritans to not of the

make ready for world as a

Him. And whole, but of

they did not as many indi

receive Him, viduals as are

because His willing to be

face was as saved out of a

though He revolted and

would go to Jesinful world.

rusalem. And We believe it

when His disciwas Mr. Moody

ples James and who, when so

John saw this, licited to inter

they said, est himself in

Lord, wilt some political

Thou that we or semipolitical

command fire scheme for the

to come down bettermont of

from heaven, society at large

and consume or of men en

them, even as masse, replied

Elias did? But by saying;

He turned, and “ The world is

rebuked them, a sinking ship,

and said, Ye and my busi

know not what ness is to save

manner of as many as pos

spirit ye are sible out of it.”

of. For the And this is

Son of man is the business



destroy men's Christians

lives, but to should devote themselves much more save them. And they went to another than many do.

village.” Luke 9: 52-56. Let every proper and possible agency This is only one of the many imporbe employed to help the people socially tant lessons in religious tolerance to be and industrially, as well as spiritually learned from the Scriptures. Force can but let no Christian deceive himself with make only hypocrites; love alone has the thought that such work should sup- power to make true followers of our plant the preaching of the gospel of per- Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. sonal salvation.

C. P. B.


Georgia Court Hears Plea for

Religious Liberty

By Our Own Reporter


N Monday morning, October 4, more than 500 yards, which seems in1920, the case of State of Geor- credible. Religious prejudice among

gia vs. S. T. Page was called by some of the neighbors, who before that Hon. W. A. Wooten, solicitor for the time seemed friendly, inspired the proseState. On account of the absence of the cution. State's witnesses, two of whom were This is another unhappy illustration named "Pope,” the

of how Sunday solicitor requested

laws, which are ala continuance. On

ways religious, can inquiry the Court

be used by narrowlearned that the

minded and miscase had been con

guided people as a tinued twice, and

means of persecuwas about to enter

tion. Mr. Page an order of “de

did no more on his mand," which

farm on Sundays would secure a pos

thạn his neighbors, itive trial or dis

yet he was singled missal on the part

out as the victim of of the State, when

the Sunday law be it was learned by

cause he keeps the the Court that one

seventh day of the of the former con

week (Saturday) tinuances was so

instead of Sunday, licited by the de

the first day of the fendant.

week. The Court was

Hon. Elijah Grathen advised that

ham, judge of the the defendant, S.

superior court, T. Page, wished to

which was sitting interpose a demurrer, which brought

County, thereupon in question the con

announced his will. stitutionality of

ingness to hear the the Georgia Sun

demurrer and

8. T. PAGE day law.

argument. Mr. The defendant, who has been a Sev- Cyrus Simmons, of counsel for the deenth-day Adventist for the last thirty fendant, and member of the Knoxville, years, and who is nearly sixty-nine years Tenn., bar, was introduced. old, was charged with working on his Argument of Demurrer by Cyrus Simmons farm on Sunday. It developed that the

Mr. Simmons presented nine grounds d work was done in a retired place of demurrer, all of which challenged the on the farm away from the public high- constitutionality of the Georgia Sunday way, the church, and neighbors. The law. prosecuting witnesses would have had to The first assailed the law because it recognize the accused at a distance of arbitrarily fixes Sunday, the first day of

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servance of the seventh day of the week" mendable and not criminal per se, and for the Sabbath, and makes the keeping therefore pursuing his business on Sunof that day a test of fellowship. The day would not be against public morals. law in question, by compelling him to The eighth ground of demurrer cease from labor on Sunday, compels showed that since the business of the achim to keep two days of the week, thus cused is honorable and not criminal per depriving him of his property and rights se, and not detrimental to public morals, without due process of law.

the law in question, by denying the right The fourth ground alleged the law to to work on Sunday, interferes with his be bad because it required the accused inalienable and constitutional rights. to rest on Sunday, and thereby gave to

The ninth ground showed that the law that day a Sabbath sanctity contrary to gives a preference in favor of thimi his religious belief.

gious majority, and is therefore vicious The fifth ground quoted from the class legislation, because it denies to the fourth commandment of the decalogue, religious minority the right to rest on

the Sabbath of its choice, with the priv. ilege of working the other six days.

False Basis for Decisions Mr. Simmons then directed the atten. tion of the Court to the Georgia decisions wherein the constitutionality of the law was upheld on the ground of reg. ulating civil conduct. He showed that

In support of this position, Mr. Simmons quoted as follows from the case of Karwisch vs. M. & C. of Atlanta, 44 Ga., p. 208:

“The law fixes the day recognized as the Sabbath day all over Christendom, and that day, by divine injunction, is to be kept holy. “On it thou shalt do no work.'”

He further argued that the same error

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The whole history of Christianity proves that she has indeed little to fear from

roves that she has indeed little to fear from persecution as & foe, but much to fear from persecution as an ally.- Macaulay.

from the language of written opinions was followed and enlarged upon by the honorable judges were under the im- Chief Justice Bleckley, in the case of pression that Sunday, the first day of the Hennington v. State, 90 Ga., p. 398.9. week, was the same as the Sabbath, the when the constitutionality of the Georgia seventh day of the week. He said the Sunday law was under review. The difference between the two rest days was Court said: evidently not brought to the attention of

"Doubtless it is a religious duty to pay the Court. This false conception evi

debts, but no one supposes that this is any controlling influence with obstacle to its being enacted as a civil duty. the Court in sustaining the law.

“ With few exceptions, the same may be said

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