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SPEL HERALD Devoted to Clii-istianity, Morality, the interests of Sabba.tli Soiioola, Sooial Inaprovement, Temperance, Edvication, anct Gene-pal News "BEHOLD, I BRING YOD GOOD TIDINGS OV GREAT JOY . ON EAETH PEACE, OOOD WILL TOWARD MEN."' VOL. 16. DAYTON, O., SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1859. NO. 14. ORIGINAL POETPtY. tCrttieii/ar the Oospel Herald. W. H. Lytle's Farewell. 0 do not weep fnr ran. niother ¦ My ffttSiei-, inourn mo uot— .A.iicl tiiiiy your faliing Uhxth, brother, Mino—iu a IjliiaBcd lot. For I havo juiiicd the lov'cl ones, uow— Brothers, and .siatera dear; Then wefjp no mure fur me, dear frleods. Fur I am happy here. Ifo moro with tendcrest care, mother You'll Htrive Irom. day to day— With weary frame—and aching iicart, 5ty failing health to stay. Ko more thvimgh all the luiig—long nighi You'll wateh leside iny bed. To iix my vvaating limba to rwt Or raiaa my di'opiiig head. Ko moro my hollow eongh, mother, Shall jiain your ready ear—- And no complaint of ^v(?lL^¦iuoas, From mo, again yon'11 hear. No more to eool my j}arehed iii>H, You'll bring the crystal cup— 3Sior fan my hrow, when lever t^oenw To burn my vitals np. 1 know yuu'il miH^ me lung, mother. And oft ycm'll think you hoar My voiueV wi-U rf-membDred tonoH— Or deem my fuot btops near. You'll missi me by tho e»iening fire— Whtm wintor wiudu are chill, Aud when yon gather ronnd tlio board, There's none, my place to fill. Life was a preciouE boon, mothor, Tu me—i loved it well— And all my land and pleasant friendfi, Uow d((arly none, may tell— And aU the boaiitoous thinga of earth, Ita streams, and grovea, aud llowers. The BunHhine, and tho starry skie^^— And summer's golden houi-s. And I had hopeH as bright, mother, As youthful hopes may be. And—bnt I'l! epealt no more of these— Things never meant for mc. A graciouB Parent saw it meet My earthly joys to hlighi That I might turn to hoavonly things. And in them take delight. He gave me strength to bear, mother,. Af&ictionB chastening rod— And ho auBtalned my fanltoring st«ps When deatli'B dark valo I trod. And Jordon's cold and awoUiug flood Ho bore me safely o'er— All, all is well with ino dear friends 0 lov'd ones, weep no niore. Oottage Farm, Warren, co., 0. ORIGINALITIES. Writienfor the Qon^l Herald. Man's AcooTiivtaMlity. . BT U. M. THOMAS. I snppoBo no person in this christian land who believes tho bible, will deny that man is morally accountable to God for his actions in this life; for if we credit tho scriptures, we must believe that there is a Go(^ above, who is our creator, and snpportor through life,— and who is tho author and giver of ev¬ ery good thing we enjoy,—and he re¬ quires obedience to his laws, and will bold us acconntablo for every immor¬ al and unjust act towards our fellow- man, as well as towards our creator; because we are created by the same al¬ mighty hand, and are all supported from day to day, and live and niove and have our being, from- the same source. Hence, all are under the same moral obligation, and all bound by the same law oflove, for there is but one law given by tho almighty sovereign ofthe universe, whereby we are to be governed, which lavv is contained in the holy scriptures, one article of which is, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy mind, Boul and strength, and thy neighbor as thyself" A breach ofthe foregoing is morally wrong, and we cannot please God by disobeying his law, and if ho is displea¬ sed he will hold us accountable for any finch breach. And wc cannot satis¬ fy this law when it is broken, in any other way than by repenting of our wrong, and asking forgivonness of God and our neighbor who may ba injured by US, and do so no more. For it is impossible to satisfy tho law by mere¬ ly performing one iialf of its require- meuLs, for tho following is concluded, in the requirements of the law: First be reeoneilod to thy brother, and then come and offer tlsy gift ; for ye are all children of God by creation, and St. John says, "Little children love one another," for love is of God, and ho that loveth ia born of God; and if born of God we aro the children of God, aud we will love God with all our soul, mind and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves. And of eonrae we wil! not hate one another, nor do each oth¬ er wrong, as long as wo remain the children of God, lor as soon as we dis- obey the commands of God, and neg¬ lect or refuye to comply with tho re- (|uirements ofthe law in order to a re¬ conciliation, we forfeit the right to be called the children of God, and will not be recognized any more as sneh, until we do comply with such requireinents. God is our sovereign king, and has a right to give law to hia creatures and require obedience to the same, and he is not a man that he should change, or the son of man that he should repent; then why should man violate the dic¬ tates of his own conscience ? for if ho believes the bible, he has that much more evidence than what is taught by nature. For every human being of sound mind—in this chrJstiaii land^ at a certain age, knows right from wrong, at leaat in a degree, and is mor¬ ally accountable for his actions in this life, according to the knowledge he is in possession of, for we shall give an account to God for every idle word.— Then with what caution should we or¬ der our lives, for when an idle word is once gone from our lips we cannot re¬ call it, and it is not bid from him who sees ail things, and is appointed to judge the world at his appearing and kingdom; when all that have lived, all that now live, and all that shall live hereafter, shall stand before hi,? judg¬ ment bar to give an account for all our actions in this life, and be rewarded ot punished accoordingly. Then with what reverence and fear should wo act toward each other, al¬ ways doing to othera as we wonld they should do to us. What great respon¬ sibility rests on all that have made a profession of Christianity, saying to the world, I am no more of you, for Christ has now become my leader; hence I cannot join in your worldly pass times, your drinking-and, carousing, and de¬ ceiving eaeh other; lam now going to serve my creator as faithftilly as I served the worid, the flesh, and the de¬ vil ; in'place of going to.the house of mirth, I am going to the house of God, there, to learndlEBSons of piety and vir¬ tue; How heart-rending it is to tho true christian, to seepersons that have made the good profession, turn again to their former course, as the dog to his vomit. Then christians, may god help us all to sot a doable guard over our conduct, and to walk eircumHpeetly before the world, that thoy may be without ex¬ cuse in tho day that God shall judge the world, and that our skirts m.ay be clear ofthe blood of all men, that we may stand justified by the law of lovo that has been given us to be governed hy in tliis world, by which he has giv¬ en ua of his holy spirit to help our in- firmiticSj and to enable us to serve him with reverence and godly fe.ar, so that tho world might be convinced and be¬ lieve that Jesus is God's Son, and that lie came to save the world from their sins, that thoro might be a way open¬ ed up whereby we might escape from tlio conseqenccs of sin and live etern¬ ally in heaven. Pleasant Hill, Ind. WrtUenfm- Om Qoapel Hrrald. Christian School Teachers- BY ». W. MOORB. Every person admits that a niinistor ought to be religious, that a merchant ought to be honest, that a lawyer should tell the truth, and a physician understand the disease of his patients. But whoever thought that it was es¬ sential for a teacher to be a christian ? Many persons suppose, yea, some even contend, that it is not necessary that a teacher should have a religious character; that it has notbinii: to do with his superintending or conducting a school. That if he be religious he should not bring his Christianity into the school-room, but should be neutral on that point. Of such doctrine 1 can but say, what folly,—what blind, bigoted infatuation —what dangerous ignorance. Gonimon sense, reason, nature, and revelation, say with one united voice, that tho world needs nothing so much as moral chri8tia.n_ teachers. He who is destitute oflove to God and human¬ ity, is Jio more qualified to teach a com¬ mon school than a blind tiger is to take charge of a flock of helpless, inno¬ cent lambs. The teacher fills the most responsible position allotted to man. It is almost in bis power to make angels or de¬ mons. By religion I do not mean this new¬ fangled, aristocratic, hypocritical huni- buggery of a substitute, which goes about in gold and satin, silks and floun¬ ces, without anjT love, any soul in it. I do not mean the religion that wor¬ ships the finest dress, the church with the tallest eteeple, or the man who has the greatest namo. JTeithor do I mean this okl-faBhioned, long-faced, Sunday- go-to-meeting, election, profession and confession, without a godly walk and conversation. I believe it has made more skeptics and infidels than all the Tom Paine's and Voltaire's- that ever lived. But I mean the religion of the poor widow, the good Samaritan—of a char¬ itable hand, a warm- heart, a groat soul. The religion of .Tesus, who is the iiuih- ar of true religioui Every bible reader-knows that a per¬ son cannot occupy neutral grounds,in regard to Christianity. Christ says, "He that is not with me is against me." "He that gathcreth not with me scat- tereth abroad." "No man can servo two maHters." "Atree is known by its fruit." Itis as impossible for an evil teacher to take charge of a school, and not sow evil seed in tho minda of his papils, as it is fbr a man to wall-i in the sunlight and not make a shadow; or it is as im¬ possible for a good christian teacher to instruct a school, and not sow good seed, and make good iniprcFBiona on the young minds, as it is for the sun to shine on the earth at noon-day, and- not produce light and warmth. Wo aro taught by tho highest au¬ thority, that, "a good man out of the treasure of hi,'* heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil man otxt of the evil of bis heart bringeth forth evil things." Young man, young woman, do you ]n'opope to be a teachor? There is no¬ thing you need so much a.s cJirlstiimity. Tho very nature of those you pro]>ose to instruct demands it of you. Tlie ago in whieh j^on liv« tieinands it of yoii. Jehovah demands that your hands be clean, your lioart pure, your soul dedicated to God. W'rilten for the Gofjiel ireraU. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, whils the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shajtt say, 1 have no pleasure in them. EmiL, Xli; 1. B,Y P. KBIGLKR. .Perliaps no jiart of Holy Writ is more directly addressed to the youth, than the words hefbre us; and they, being the language of inspiration^ should have a lasting itnjjression upon the minds of theyoung, so as to arouse them from their moral slumber, and lead them into-the paths of virtue and well-doing. God is our feh'eator; from the fact that be ia the maker and the preserver of all' thingfj. To remember Him, is to over bear in mind His goodness, and the duties He requires atiour hands. 1: Wo should remember the good¬ ness of our Creator in hcstowing upon us-the means by which.we may accu¬ mulate the comforts of life, " for-He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and tho good, and seudeth rain on thejust and on the uajust." Thus the tempo¬ ral things that we enjoy, flow from the bountifal hand of our Creator.! 2: Wc should remember the kind- iiess of our Creator, in- providing for us the plan of redemption. ISTotAvith- standing we have all becomesinners by transgression, God haspwvided means by wirieh we may he cleansed from sin, and become reconciled: to Him ; and thus be prepared for a place of happi- ness in the world to come. Such good¬ ness as this, should ever lead us to love and obey oun kind preserver. We should also remember the com¬ mands of our Creator. 1: We should love God supremely, and never use His name in vain; for it is written, "Thou shalt not take tho name ofthe Tiord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltles(3 that ^aketh- his namo in vain;" yet ma¬ ny yonng people are continually using the name of God in idle conversation-, and vain amusement, and thus they are violating his holy law.. Hear young.
|Title||Gospel Herald, 1859-08-06|
|Subject||General Convention of the Christian Church -- Periodicals|
|Place||New Carlisle (Ohio)|
|Source||V 286.605 G694|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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