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Devotea to Ohr.i.tiar.ity, Morality, tire Itxterest. of. Saf.l>utl. Sclxools, Social Irrrprov^exxre^t, Terrrper-a^ce, Educatior., arxd Gexxeral News. BEHOLD, I BEING TOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY ON EARTH PEA.CE, GOOD WILL TOWAED MEN.' VOL. 16. .DA.YTON, 0., SATURDAY, APRIL 21, I860., H0.49. SELECT POETaV. jFrojri ihe Christian Inquirer. Our Heroes. Where are onr heroes'? Not where caunoa roar. And thunder forth the mighty din of war; These wake no hope.s of heaven, no thoughta Bublime, On history's record of the olden time. These tell of bold and daring, noisy deed,?; Of conquests cruel, fraught with conquest's meeds; Of millions slain, of million homes undone, Of more of misery than of glory won. 'Twere more horoic to forgive a -wrong, When vengeanoe had been sure, and victory strong. Than to command an army that should slay, A hundred Gaasars in a single day. He, -who by deed of saoriflca, -would save A life or soul, -were many times more trave; He who for -vveary years, without a gain. Endures some bitter and heart.-ren(iing pain— Whose patient suff'ranee hath a noble end, Devotion to his country, or hia friend— Were more heroic than the loudest name That echoes to the trumpot-roU of fame. Our Christian heroes, ahl thoy are so feiv; All would be seeking some great deed to do That hath earth's praise on, though there be not given One recognition of such deed in heaven. Where yon poor toiler, with her failing eyes. Without complaint, her midnight needle plies, To buy a poor old weary falher bread, fir gather comforts round his dying bod; Whore that poor motlier toils and toils to save Her children from dishonor and the grave. Whose sole inheritance, a father's shame— Whose herald to the worldi, a blighted name; Where that good brother works from morn to night' "o win ttehorae from penury and blight; Where that fond sister, with de-foted heart, Will bear a father's and a mother's part To helpless children that have grown Beneath her care as if they were her own. Inspiring, with alt sweet and fair device. The love of virtue, aud the scorn of vico. The broken fragments of the hoartli to bind— These are our heroes of the noblest kind. Janoart, 1851). ORIGINALITIES. lFi-i«en/o>-<;M Gospel Herald. 0.-a Apostasy. BT T. A. L. Having: hoard a great deal aaid about Apoatasy, and aa I havo a littlo leiaiire timo to-day, I thought I would "jot down" a few linea on tho aubject.— Man being dead in troapaaaea tmd in sin, and aa a matter of course, ttuablo to recuperate, or regenerate hitnaelf, without the interpoaition of the Holy Grhoat. Prior to Paal'a conversion on the highway, it> ia not reaaonablo to suppoae that ho poaacased : the leaat .principle of Divino .Life. Siiroljr,thero ia no iutorvala, no apace between lifo and death. Philoaophy teachea that two thinga cannot occupy the same space attiie aame time. -Ijife and Heath or partial lifo and death cannot hold tho same apace at onco. Then it ia very clear that when a mitn ia con-, verted, he.is convotted, all ovor. It cannot bo denied that the aame power that ,phmtod tho Divino life in tho Appatle Paul, convoi'ta people now-a- daya; and that, that life which ia imbib¬ ed by convoraion, will, in thoao mod¬ ern daya, produce the aame senaationa that it did in tho daya of tho Apoatlea. -Paul'a converaion changed him right ahout. Ho then atooil up for thoae things which he had boon trying to doatroy. Then, and ever afterwards Chriatianity was nppermoBt in hia mind. It is so with Chriatiana in theae timea. Paul Buffered many thinga for tho eauae of Jesus. "When if he had done otherwise ho might have stood high in favor with tEe people. He might have occupied some iiigh station commanding great pecuniary gains. But G-od had called; and Paul obeyed. God commanded Jonah to go "and preach, but Jonah fled; and wasfinally located in the Whalo's.belly threo dtiys and.nights. So much for his disobe¬ dience. When he waa cast on shore ho obeyed tho command. Tho ques¬ tion might bo asked, why did not God, when he saw that Jonah fled from hia command, ohoae some one else; and let Jonah' go; and punish him with death Eternal, But no, tho Holy Ghoat dwelt on Jonah, and would not let him go to perdition. Tho angels whom Lot entertained, could do nothing towarda destroying the city until rightoouaLot waa,removed. They eould notdeatroy him. Some may claim that Jjot'a wife waa also rightooua; and yet for diso¬ bedience waa turned to a pillar of salt. Admitting aho was righteous-, ¦ who would venture to say that her aoul waa loat becauso her body was turned to a pillar of sa,lt. It docs not appear aa though she waa possessed ofthe Graco of God; or that abo had not a sufficient amount of Faith. The Good book tells "JVIy grace iaaufficieut for you." Again "they are kept by tho power of God through iiiith, unto .salvation." At tho laat day Jesus ahall proiSent himself to the Pather and say, "here am I Pa¬ ther and till thou hast given me, save the son of perdition; and he fell that he might go to his own place." Now let us take this for a basia, for a criteri¬ on. Firat. We will conaider who the peo¬ ple of God aro. ''God ia a apirit, and they who vvorahip him, muat worship him in Spirit and iu truth. Then we may conclude that all who come to JeaiiB in the right Spirit, ropoaing all their confi(,lenco in him, and worahip him in spirit and in truth, having the Divine life ill their souls, spiritually calling on tho name of the .Lord Jesus, aueh, we may conolnde are tho people of God. Such we m'ay consider are those whom God haa given to Jeaua, "and all who go unto him ho will in no -t\nse cast away." It was that Love which is stronger than death, which prompted .Josus to suffer anddioonthe crosa. All Chriatiaiis most assuredly have that samo kind of love to some degree. Christianity .instilled into the soul of man, becomes the'ruling prin¬ ciple; and. ia uppermoat in the mind, though the Christian may oftmitimea feel very mach cast down, ho may feel lllvo he has no.frienda, and that all tho world has deserted him. Ton years oxperionco confirms to mo, that under all these circamstanccs ho will feel the .Divine lifo at work within; and aup- plicating the throne ofthe great Jeho¬ vah, then light is sure to follo-vv dark¬ ness. It does seem that tho people pf God are BO; completely hemmod in; and hedged round about, and the wall,of safety and protoction ia ao high, that there ia no possibility of their falling entii-oly.away. "For wo (tho people of God) are his workmanship, cretitod in Christ Jcaus unto good works, which ho hath before ordained,tliat WO should walk therein." It ie reasonable to sup¬ pose that God will take care of hia poo¬ ple. Though they may oftimoa go astray, but surely all God gives to Je¬ aua, will be brought back. I am loth to believe that any will be lost who as stated above, come to Jesus in the spir¬ it; and worship him accordingly. I am glad that Daniel was cast in the don of Lions, not that I love to hear of any one stitfering; or being pat in danger, but because it affords BO ample an. il¬ lustration of tho saving jjower of God. I am glad and- do rejoice that tho He¬ brew Children wore thrown in the fiery furnace, not that I love to hear of men being in fire, or in jeopardy; but be¬ cause wo see by it, that God ia able to protect from harm, oven under the most trying and dangerous circumstances. The reason that he did not pormit thom to bo burned, was because thej' believed in God; also, it wotdd seein, to transmit to us a knowledgo of hia abundant power to save then irt life, tho bodies of men, as woll as their souls in the world to como. The church ul¬ timately ia likened unto a body or building, perfect in all its parts, also,it is likened unto a bride. ".Let us bo glad and rejoice, and t'-ivo honor to him; for the marriage ofthe Lamb ia come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to hor waa granted that she ahould be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine lirjon is the righteouaness of Sai nta." God haa consistency and harmony in all hia works; anil the bride, tho Lamb's wife must be perfect, "^riie Church will be composed of all those who have "their names written in tho Larab'a book of life." If one whoso name ia written in the Lamb's book of life was left out, the lady ov bride would be incomplete. Finally I would aay, ho firm tinii im¬ movable, alwriya abounding in the work oftbo Lord; andporacvore even unto the end; and repose all confidence in the Lord Jesus; and obey his man-' dates on all occaaions. Obey God be¬ cause you love bim. Lovo him because he firat lovod you, Love and obey Je¬ aua, because ho died, tho just for the injust that you might live; and you surely will receive a rich reward, a crown of glory, reserved in hea-yon for all who lovo .josus. Marion-Lid., March &h,'60. Written for the Gospel Herald. Stinted Souls. We can scarcely look upon a. dwai'f- ed or ill-formed body,, without a de¬ gree of pity and sympathy. But to \vitnes3 a. soul thua deformed, .and ahrtinkeri, ia far moro affect¬ ing and painful. Yet thero aro per¬ sona of preposaeasing , appearance, and of Horculea.n muacular power, whoao.souls ,ai-o impotent as infancy. Thoy are well developed, perhaps, in phyaical harmony, bat the mind re¬ mains utterly without cultivation.— Thia is criminal enough; but there iaa fault moro palpablo still. It ia to, atintthe aoul, already noblo, active, and powerful. ¦ This is a blow aimotl at man'a higher ntituro, threatening to strike him: to a cominon level with the brute. The evilconsistaJntakiiiganar- row,aolfiah sectarian viewof every siib- jecjt brought beforo ua for consideration. It is osaontial to tho soul'a fuller devel¬ opment that wetako wido, comprehon- aive, charitable, moral views of all sub¬ jects. The depth to which wc fathom a proposition, soon becomes the exact moaauro of moral and-intellectual ca¬ pacity. The moral nature of the conclusions weliabitually form, gives the soul its permanent and prevailing character. The heart is like a well polished da- gutjfi-ean plate, which recoivea tho jire- cise image ofthe object before it. To take a wrong view, voluntarily or in¬ voluntarily, of any subject, is to wrong the soul. Truth is ita natnral countor- part, ita legitimate food, ita element of lifts : and power. I repeat it—for it n ceds all posai ble force-^th at, a broad, comprohensiye, liberal view of truth, ia essential to real nobility of heart.—? Superficial reflection, limited investi¬ gation, sectarian prejudices, cnervato the whole moral being. They tako from the intellect the power of pro¬ found inYostigation, ancJ, render 1,he heart incompetent to adopt oven tho well-grounded decisions, of tho mind. Learn to look at matters in their va¬ ried features and relations.- Trjiith is liko an pctago.nal jewel, and he: that views but one of ita sides does not dia- (iover ita happy proportions and full- nosB of beauty.. The , great soul, the noble soul, is it that discerns truth jn all its parts, maintains correct views; and occupioa a position on every mor¬ al question, which will bear the strict¬ est, criticism, andthe moat impartial test. Allo'iv yonraelf, from any selfish purpose to differ from the prevailing :inoral sentiment of good, well mcan^ ing men, and very soon if you would discover tho true characteristics of a subject, you will find it impossible to do BO. The lovelier features of truth ar§not diacernible to tho moral vision of a stinted soul—a BOiil broiigli-t to a stand under tho weight of its own falsi¬ ty and foulness—a soul whoao retro- gado courao enda only in th© darkness of ignorance, and the death of all moral sensibility. Would it elevate you to higher lifo and holiness of heart, aever the right hand, or stand in the firea of an honorable martyrdom; but never, never, far tho world's fitding honor, or ita tranaient • joys—never woalcen a single attribute of soul, nor yield the least principle of a noble manhood. Henrt Y. Rush., A ,I''EW EViDENCKS OF A STINTED SOUL. 1. Taking an unconscientious posi¬ tion for mere argument's sake. 2. Forming opinions from mero impulse, or a few, ill-founded evi¬ dences. 3. Condemning a man fbr a singlo fault, or for an opinion incom.patiblo with ours. .4 Believing that oars is the onJ_f truo doctrino in the world, aiid being fool enough to say so. .5. Habitual ntidding under sound doctrine and Holy Ghost preaching. 6. Paying ten dollars a yea.r for the Gos,pol, wh,en the blessings of Christi¬ anity have raised our assessment to fifty thou.aand dollars. ' 7. Praying for more liiboTora,when those already sont, arc atar-^ing to death iu our own karvo3t-field.a,. And if thero bo any other'evidence, it is briefly comprehended in thia sin; namely, "Subscribing for a paper and never pttjing tho printer." u. T. b.
|Title||Gospel Herald, 1860-04-21|
|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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