The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Monday, October 21, 1912 Page: 4 of 12
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"2 a Tendency to Get Swear Words Into ConTemi
aad public Speaking Dr. Lockhul Declared. '
r NatWa BUgM." nil
l r. Leekaert'a third ser-
...1 Iinesvreached last night
ulral CuVlstlen church. Ha
alt Dot take the name of Je-
y Go ta vein for Jehovah will
. hnnjkulltless who Uketh HH
two previous addresses on ' The
Significance ' th Tn Com-
enta" S- have sketched for :"ou the
i conditions that existed in Kgypt
to the-exodus the glvinv of the
on Mount Binai and the significance
first two commandments in wnich
was pointed out that the conception
Jehovah was empnaniwxl and rtrength--t
and the history of the nation vas
ulded la Its conception of and relation
1 Jehovah by the first and second eoro-
andments. in.' this addreas It Is my purpose to
olnt out the significance of tho third
ummandment sighted above
.iAjr Historical Statement
Oatts are aa ancient s the history of
.'nan. Before the era of writing men
transacted business pledged their de-
motion to their deities in the form of an
1 ruth or solemn contract. In later years
ftlteae contracts or oaths were written on
. Intones. It is a common thing now to
fiid la the ruins of Babylon or Nlnevah
V I stones on which single contracts are
' I written. These were filed In tho archives
'of atata after the same fashion as our
' records or deeds are recorded. Later on
parchment or papyrus took the place of
'stones and tablets. Another form was
that of attesting by means of sacrifice.
M the sacrifice was an nnimal. one man
look hold of one part of the animal and
lift other man the other part the animal
TWas cut in half and th.n laid Upon the
ground sad the contracting pay-ties were
r caused to pass between the parte the
significance being. "Thus shall it be done'
i unto the man who violates bis part of
- this "Contract"
j In another age. as a matter of sealing
at contract one man gave the other his
ishoe. This was particularly noted among
the Hebrew peoples. Again the con-
! traetlng parties were brought Into a room
' where there was a lighted candle the
contract was made the light was ex-
tinguished. The significance of which
-was thus shall the life of the man break-
'lag this" contract be extinguished. The
"wringing of the fowl's neck was also .iised
' 'to signify theyate of the man breaking
his contract. One of the commonest
(forms of taking an oata was that which
lis seen in the Old Testament where the
hands of too contracting parties were
placed ander the thighs and then Joined
and the solemn words were repeated:
1 ."Tho Lord do so to me and' more also if
J-ao and so 1 violated."
3? Sealed With Blood.
fin the signing or sealing of oaths often-
times veins were opened and the blood
from them was used in signing the docu-
ment. This form was found to be still
IB vogue among the Phllipplnos when our
missionaries first went there. There Is
an expression found In our legal docu-
' meats at the present time that has f-n
ancient origin. The expression is: "This
Indenture witnesaeth." It came about in
this way. In the olden times the con-
tract was written upon a sheet of paper
. or parchment. A perforated line was
mads through .the middle after It was
written It was torn in two at the perfo-
ratloiv each party keeping one -half of
the contract. If It was an obligation to
pay a certain sum of money when t'ie
obligation was settled the man paying
the debt received the other half which
' was posted in his house or tent signify-
ing that the debt was paid. The inden-
ture witnessed that the obligation had
la -our modern civilisation esoecially
among Christian nations the taking of
an oath is an acknowledgement of God
calling- upon Him to attest the truthfu!-
- neas of the statements. A more solemn
significance attaches itself to the taking
if . aa oath than we at first suspected.
It is aa obligation In the presence of
Almighty God with uplifted hand of up-
turned face to tell not only the truth but
the whole truth and surely nothing but
the truth. It can ndt be too strongly
emphasised that much of our oath taking
la court has too Httle seriousness ut-
1 ached to It. I do not criticize but it
(teems to me that oftentimes the solemn-
ity -or rather the dignity of the court
lis not all that it might be. A flippant
Irlvoious judge. In the most formal me-
rhenlcaj. way administers the oath not
because the man must be impressed that
.lie la beore God and his fellow men but
'it la a matter ( of form which must be
I gone through with before a witness is put
un the stand.
! I think we have some of the greatest
oourta in the world and some of the
' greatest Judges In the world. 1 was par-
iticularly Impressed a few years ago when
II visited the supreme court of the I'nlted
j State. These strong men grand In Ju-
dicial robes announced by a trumpeter
tmake a very fine Impression upon vis-
litlng friends when they take their seats
. upon the Judicial bench there to trans-
act the great and momentous questions
pertaining to the welfare of our nation.
(They are serious men men with high
1 1 il ! aiul loftv mirtwwi and mnt-M than
-even tho executive and legislative depart-
. 'meats uphold the dignity of our nation.
I '- Falsifying In Courts.
Courts and oath takings have to do
.With tho administration of justice and
it is a sacred shrine where human rights
' are mated out and cavillnga between
man are put to an end. I have asked
i several attorneys. Judges etc. as to the
' matter of falsifying in the courts. They
fall testify that In their estimation there
I is much of It at the present time and
'It is the general feeling among these
: gentlemen of the bar that they are able
to tell whether a man is telling the truth
'or not Many are the reasons that are
1 given for this selfishness in the form of '
self-lnteresta previous association or
rearing and moral training. Ofttimes
' men come Into court to bear false wit-
ness) when there la no perceptible reason
I for It at all ithe. why is unexplainable
i yet nevertheless It is quite apparent.
One Judge of large experience said. that.
i he thought more harm was done by with-
holding the whole truth than In outright
' falsifying. Whether this is on the in-
; crease or not these gentlemen refuse to
Htate(but that it is too prevalent they
all are agreed i. Ought there not be some
way - of alleviating the - situation T Why
ought not one - to be punished as much
iir lying to -a Judge and .Jury In open
court? as for breaking a contract or re-
mains; te pay n obligation. Surely the
w does not hold him guiltless why
otfld the executors f the law do so?
J" Vf Modem Profanity
This slgnlfcance of this command Is not
'y' with reference to oaths and oath
. ng oral contracts and the like but
!t nb even farther It Insists that God's
should "be treated with reverence
not used In any idle' frivolous or ln--re
way. Again; as-we look up the
rlcal statement of this we find that
i is always been the same with all na-
and all peoples. The ancient na-
s had their profane words and loth- -e
expressions in the days of Jesus
i contemptuous words ;raca" '"dogs"
. had their place on the lips f the-
ie. Frequent references-are made to
class of sin and probably In no place
denounced any stronger than tn the
tns of DevhV where It is insisted
His name shall not be "lifted up
vanity" -but rather God's name is'
'treated with reverence and -not to
'H. some false pretentions or by
.r cr divination and that la no
t -was .false swearing or the pro-
cement of . personal epltheta - upon
e in place. ' ' f f j '
The Psychology of "Swaariiif. -:V U
hls poiot . hare Interflewel ' a
of men asking them this ques-
'.VTir do meswear p-i-fre Is a1
:nst it there is a nq-
IS-TnEetlNlOWS ' v V i
ment against it. and yet It seems te- be
the common thought that M per cent pf
our men swear more or leas. Various
have been the answers to this question.
Borne of them have been -more or less
Interesting but with all It does not seem
to me that we get down to the real basis
of the matter It seems to me that funda-
mentally It grows out of a lack ot rev-
erence for God. an overdose of egotism
and the resentful- spirit.. It Is a habit
yes. It Is more than a habit. It is
because of the fact that It ta commonly
heard all these but deep Hown beneath
the habit and the association lies that
growing Irreverence' that is character-
izing our commercial age.
Its prevalence is to be noted on the
street in the shops counting hose and
shall I say wherever men get mad and
must give vent to their feelings.. Among
children In tho schools among the actors
and actresses in the playhouse the tend-
ency at least Is to get in Just as much ef
that class of language as 4s possible to
not step Into the circle of absolute ' pro-
fanity. It is among men. and also among
women and here It Is the worst of all.
Some seem to take delight In seeing Just
how near they can come to actual swear-
ing without positively swearing. It al-
ways reminds me of the experience of the
little colored boy who tried to see bow
much he could tickle the mule's heel with
a straw before the mule would kick.
Finally tho mule kicked.
What Is Sling T
81ang Is ndt cursing. Dr. Moulton says:
"It Is the process of creating new words."
If this is true then there is much to be
commended In slang exor Is vulgarity
profanity though by no means to be
complimented or favored. Vulgarity is
epithet vS. the human profanity vs. the
divine. Vulgarity evinces low breeding
and bad surroundings and aa a habit is
fuite as difficult to break aa swearing
he accustomed remark that swearing Is
done for the sake of emphasis is not
true. . It adds no force to the statement
and lowers the Individual in the estima-
tion of all of the best people. My mother
always told me to count ten before I
Bpoke If at any time 1 was tempted to
swear. A simple yet a very wise thing
to do. One of our evangelist's has said:
"Say a b. c d e. f o. o I before you
spoke and apply to yourself when you
are tempted to swear. At any rate choose
your own cure but be sure If you are
thua afflicted to have one.
Jesus' Call to Simplicity.
If Jesus had taught us nothing more
than simplicity of speech His life would
have been worth while. The power of
language was reached In His teaching.
Aa some one has said: "The adjective is
the enemy of the noun " Christ used but
few. He advised: "Let your speech be
yea yea and nay nay for whatsoever
is more than' this is of the evil one."
"Swear not au all for thou
canst not make one hair white er black."
If we could only understand something
of the danger of swearing bow easy it is
to form tbe habit and how difficult it la
to break It- we should surely be more
Mr. Chapman tells of a great tree that
he saw tn California. He ays: "Its cir-
cumference was 105 feet. Its diameter 35
feet and its helghth was so amaalng that
I hesitate even to suggest It" He said
to a friend: "I am sure this tree must
have grown fom very large seed" and
his friend poured into the plam of his
hand a number of little seed they were
smaller than a lettuce seed. So It Is
with sweating small at first but It grows
to be a great curse.
TO H0y REVIVAL.
Following Servicei at Fentresi lead-
en Will Open at San Marcos.
(HmjIdh Poil Spicial.)
SAN MAKCOS. Texas October tO
Rev. P. M. ' Fitzgerald arrived in this
city Wednesday evening. Rev. Mr.
Fitzgerald and Rev. W. B. Preston of this
city went to Fentress where they will
hold a ten days revival meeting. At the
close of the meeting In Fentress they will
return to San Marcos and hold a series
of services In the Central Presbyterian
At a meeting of the Ladles' Aid society
of the First 1'resbytertan church the fol-
lowing officers were elected for the en-
suing year: President Mrs. G. A. Mc-
Naughton; vice president Mrs. G. M.
Sims; secretary Mrs. C. G. Mead; treas-
urer. Mrs. G. C. Garth. The Work done
by the society for the past year was the
laying of cement walks around the
church. After the last payment on the
walk a nice amount which was overdue
was placed in the treasury.
The brick veneer or outside coat is be-
ing placed over the concrete on the new
manual arts building at the Southwest
Texas normal. 'The work Is being rapidly
T. C. Johnson Is having a number of
Improvements made in his beautiful home
on Guadalupe street.
Gul C. Garth has made a few 'improve-
ments on his cottage on Normal street.
I. B. Hvlander's new home on San
Antonio street Is nearlng completion.
When finished will be a very beautiful
AB. Y. P. IT. 3eorganized.
An pursuance of a call Issued October
13 1912 representatives from the fol-
lowing B. T. P. U. met Friday October
18. at the Tabernacle Baptist church
and reorganized the city B. T. P. U.
with the following officers representing
the churches: Houston First church
Tnam Avenue Calvary Tabernacle Oak
Lawn. Magnolia ParkT Houston Heights
First Church Temple Liberty avenue and
Bishop street Baptist churches.
Officers elected- weref president R. C.
Fulbright of rjouston First church; vice
president Miss Mattie Rosneau of Hous-
ton Heights First church; recording sec-
retary. Miss Rave McAullffe of Taber
nacle church: assistant recording secrc- -j
wiy jmii rwt-uneny ui xenipie cnurcn;
treasurer Miss Blanche Miles of Oak
Iawn church; corresponding secretary
J. R. Sullivan of Bishop street church.
The next meeting will be held with Hous-
ton Heights. First church.
The Authority of the Preacher. .
From the Western Methodist.) "
A minister of the gospel ought to. be
a man of authority precisely as a physi-
cian is a man of authority as a lawyer
is a man of authority as an engineer is'
a man of authority. Each man tn his
sphere is In fact a man of authority in
proportion as ha knows his own business.
This is authority of the most command-
ing sort. Jesus accredited Himself as
having come from the father and men
took knowledge of the apostles that Jhey
had been - with Jesus. It will be well
when the last vestige of assumed au-
thority Is gone from the Christian minis-
try and ministerial authority shall be
made to rest upon the evidence a man
affords that he has been with God that
he knows God and walks with God. Then
will ministers be the most powerful men
In the world the messengers of heaven
to earth such as no pope ever was.
H Dr. Sean at College.
Rev. Peter Orajf eys went to Col-
lege Station to preach to the A. ft U.
cadets yesterday. 7- In his absence -ReV.
8. W R. C adman and Rev. R E. 1
Craig took charge of hi services at
Christ church r .' '-i.
The German .mission conference of ths
Methodist church-will convene hi annual-
session st Bering Memorial Methodist
church Wednesday night with Bishop
B. P. .Manson presiding.
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New Church Biiidiei
new Epwortk Methodist ' church
in cpmpietea. .ana oeaicatory aeri
I vice were held Sunday afternoon. J 7
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gar f: mcQRESMrm FOR !Xoammim . - " mid tub priucb of. peace uej
Dx. JLobert Carrol Sayi Womea Art XW GiVc to Telling "Wfeite Ita" Than Hen Declare. Tim Ii Too Tie Soman. Centurion Could Conquer Armies but Ho Called la tbe lov.
- "j. -) " MncShjani anJ)cceit in PrttentDay fccfety. '7 C; " Jenu to Etl Sis Bemitj Setmoa byEerE. Topt-
"There are two kinds ef lies which af-
flict people very seriously tosav. The
first is social ties the other Is industrial
or business Ilea" said Dr. Robert TJaVraT
In a recent sermon at liberty . Avenue
Baptist church entitled "f-Rayi oa
Social lies are Indulged In mora by
women than by men and somstlhiee
called White Hesv'To see a certain
party coming down ' the. street toward
year home and you say Oh dear me I
hope that eld tMng tsa't homing here
but she comes and you meet her-at the
door and say. "Why how do. you' dol L
am so glad to see you) 'When did rest
come down? and how delightful in oa
to come to see Inel" Ah. bah! . v
When did you come up Up- from
where you say? Up from the pit of dark-
ness and deceit. . '
"Not at home" Is tha fashionable "Way
of answering a visitor when the party
is too lasy to get up and dress or does
not want to see the visitor. Why not
tell the truth about it and excuse your-
self in an honorable way Let me ad-
vise you young people and boys and
girls. If yoa take a visitor's card to
your mother and she tries to deceive tor
this way you Just teU the party the
whole truth that mamma is up In bed
reading a novel and "she told me to tell
you she was not at noma."
Sham in Social Life'
There Is a great deal of sham In social
life today. We talk about sham battles
pillow shams sham money and sham re-
ligion and there is a deal of the latter;
but there is more sham in our social
fabrication than in all these others com-
bined. Twenty -Ave- years ago our men used
to wear sham shirt fronts and our women
sham hair fronta. The men have dis
carded their sham but the women keep
carded their sham out tne women Keep .
theirs up and have- added a great . many
other shams about their bodies until It i
is hard to know where the natural leaves
oft" and the artificial begins. Thus they
become living walking lies as well as
When a person dresses beyond their
means In styles which are altogether
outside of their station In life they are
not only shams but they are lying.
There are many ways m which you can
lie. Tou can lie on your back in more
senses than one. You can lie on yoar
feet and with your feet with your hands
your eyes with a smile or a frown. Any
trickery shuffling or underhanded deal-
ing Is lying and men are more guilty
here than women. You will sometimes
yea often hear It said with a smile or
a shrug of the shoulders that the truth
can not be always spoken In business and
Or in other words that a man can not
succeed in business and observe the gol-
den rule or follow the teachings of Christ.
The old adage is "That every artifice Is
fair in love and war." and now they want
to add "and in business." But I say to
you that it Is a plain unvarnished He. It
reflects upon tbe wisdom of God It makes
our Christ our Lord to be a blunderer
In demanding things from men which they
could not render and giving commands
and instructions which they could not
obey and follow. Yea more it reflects
upon the manhood of man and relieves
him of responsibility In all business af-
fairs. Left Ood Out.
It Is said that 9i per cent of the busi- j
ness men of the country fill in their
business career. I venture to say that In
the vast majority of. cases they failed In
their business because they failed to take
God Into partnership with them and to
recognize His teachings.
A young man engaged by a business
firm was dismissed because he would not
lie in his -dealings with his customers.
Later on the 'firm-- failed. The leading
man of the firm started up after a few
months In business for hlmsellf. He sent
his own son to this young man' father i
for Instruction along the lines of an hon-
est business career. ?
' The Sin of Deceit Dishonesty Lying.
"New names are constantly being given
to old sins which are calculated to cover
them up or destroy their heinousness.
For example some would call these sins
a fabrication a mere subterfuge an eva-
sion or pretense or a simple misrepre-
sentation. But the X-rays of God's word
reveals a spade to be a spade and a He
to be a He. Hence we will call this sin
by the plain old name of lying.
The Bible says "They go astray as
soon as they are born Speaking lies."
(Psalm 69:3.) Evidently meaning that
this sin Is in the very nature of the child'
and often manifests Itself before the child
can even talk or walk. This sin naturally
follows on the heels of selfishness and
like this arid all other bins. It began with
the prince of demons who is the father
of lies. It was Indulged In right after
the sin ot selfishness In our first parents
in the Garden of Eden who. when they
had disobeyed God to satisfy their own
selfish desires tried to deceive Him by
lying and deceit.
Truth and- mutual trust are the -very
foundations of human society. Without
these social life would be practically Im-
possible. We read books and papers
write and read letters; -we talk and do
business with one another; if In all these
things lying was ths rule and truth the
exception what could we . depend upon?
We would be obliged to use the old adage
and say to each other "He down old
ttiorse and die." - If we eould not trust
each other we would not Know wnat was
what who was who when was whan gr
where was where.
Think' too of the terrible effect of this
tn on liars themselves. It makes them
L mean and low vile and sneakish; con
tempt! nie in meir own jrm bin uonw
by others. They go through life with a
blushing cheek a downcast eye a stam-
mering tongue and a cloud over. their
countenance and whole life.
Taking up the sermon at the beginning
Dr. Cartal aahy y .
X-raya on Youth the Comlno Met .and
Women ot Life's Hlghwy; -j-
No nation can consider ? itself ; strong. J
or model whatsoever be Ha resources lts:
pastoral' or mineral wealth whose' aobs;
and -daughters are not growing up la.
health ln wWd'om In Virtue nd jlety..
However full Its graneries .or weh etttked
its fields and rich lb Industries tab great
the paramourTt. question Is that 'bf Its
Heme life and the character of the young
men and women. ""' -- -
Aa is the ' character of -the) sons and
daughters so will be tha happiness and
heavenly Influence of tub family the
town the stater the nation and the world.
The value of a clean intelligent ' and
noble young manhood and womanhood to
a community Is -beyond computation.
Dr. Hlllis in his boo entitled "a
Man's Value to Boclety''aays:f-
"Statisticians reckon the average man's
value at f60 a year.. Eacnworker- In
wood in trdn or brass sraada for an en-
gine or industrial plant worth flv.OOo'
producing at per cent an jucorne ot IsOO.
The death Of the average workman
therefore. Is equivalent; to the deetrue-
tlon of a $10000 milt or engtisK y '-' - i N
' 'TheUeconomld loss through the non-
productivity of 20000 drunkards Is equal
to one Chicago aire involving 1200000000
. (Then . the lost through tbe nonproduo-
. I 1 Eft AAA AMnlrkMld " Wt.UU M
I very low -estimate for this country would
be $600000000.) -v ... '
. "A ton ot pig-iron is worm a tns
rnmm ' ImA IniJ -IntA" JimM -PiAAfl T 4.
worth $0: into knlte Blades. 00; into J
120. brain Sower Jl0. Millet. -the -noted
artist . bought a yard . -of canvas ;for
xrmno ma iwu niurvirmnv 4w a vatr
arusn ana some eoiors jiposi in is. canvas
he spread his genius giving us the famous
painUng J'The Angelus.T The- original.
Investment In raw material was W cents;
his lnteUlgenee gave that raw material a
value of flOMOO. One ef -the 'pictures at
the world's fair 'Chicago. represented a
L savage standing on Hie bank of a stream.
'1 anxious but oraot as to bow b could J
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Dr. K. H. Carroll.
cross the flood. Knowledge toward the
metal at his feet gave the savage an
axe; knowledge toward the tree five him
knowledge toward tV union of
m boat knowledge to
m. . . ... . knn.lMiM to-
ward the wind added nails: knowledge to
ward fire and water gave him the ocean
In the final analysis It Is ignorance that
wastes; It Is knowledge that saves. An
Ignorant man haa been defincl as one
"whom God has packed up and men
have not unfolded."
Knowledge is power. Research and
Investigation 'along the various lines of
knowledge have increased man's power
and achievements almost to the point
of the miraculous; and among the most
important and powerful of these achieve-
ments is the X-ray of which we have
spoken In previous sermons of this series
And as the light of the X-ray reveals
defects and maladies in the hum. in body
and other objects which if attended to
may be remedied; but. If neglerted. may
prove fatal; so the X-rays of the law and
the Gospel reveals the defects and In-
consistencies In human lives which If
heeded may be remedied anil a noble
character built up but If neglceted will
result In present and eternal loss.
An Important Subject.
"Remember now thy Creator In the
days of thy youth while the evil days
come not nor the years draw nigh when
thou shalt say I have no pleasure In
In the first place this language plainly
Implies that we have a Creator. Many
In these days think and talk as though
we were all like Topsy In "Uncle Tom's
Cabin"; that we did not have any par-
ents or Creator but Just "growed up."
They go away back to what they call
protoplasm a substance like the white
of an egg and there they find spontane-
ous life and trace this life up through a
line Of specie to the tadpole then the
frog and on up through various lines
and evolutions to the monkey so that
our nearest ancestor or creator Is the apo
or monkey. When people who believe
this theory of man's origin say their
prayers theyj'WIll be obliged to begin
with "Our father which art up a tree."
For my part I would rather believe that
the Great Omnipotent Jehovah created
me as the Bible declares.
In the second place the language of
this text implies that we already know
this Creator; the word "remember"
shows this; and what a wonderful privi-
lege and honor this Is. How proud and
honored we feel to meet to know to
shake hands and converse with distin-
guished men and women kings and
queens and presidents. How much
greater the privilege and honor of know-
ing and communing with God our
Maker Preserver and Bountiful Bene-
factor. But In the next place this same word
"remember" also tells us that we may
forget this kind great and all-loving
Heavenly Father. Here Is our great dan-
ger; this Is one of the most serious sins
of the world today a sin which even
Christians are more or less guilty of. and
which young people especially and in
general should guard against. 'Here Is
where we particularly need the light ot
the X-rays of the law and the Gospel
to reveal to us how and what It Is that
lends us to this Infamous evil of neglect
God's ancient' people were constantly
warned against this evil. Over and over
again We have these words "Beware that
thou forget not the Lord thy God In not
keeping His commandments." David
cried. "Bless the Lord O my soul( and
forget not all His benefits.'' (Psalms
108:2.) Again he exclaims "If I forget
thee O Jerusalem let my right hand
forget her cunning. If I do not remem-
ber thee let my tongue cleave to the
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Worker Has Returned
Mr$JW. 8. Lookjaart. . ' .
f Mrs. W. 8. Lockhart wUa of Dr. W. l
Leckhart pastor ot tha Central .Christian
church baa returned . from several
months' vacation : in Colorado Springs
and penver. Mrs. Lockhart Is a promi-
nent church worker devoting much time
to the Women's Missionary society work."!
ana sne is a leaner ot tna societies in tn
city. . He many friends will be glad to
learn aba has- been.- greatly 'benefited in
health by the trip to tha mountains and
Will be able fa go forward with ber worn
this winter. . i r
i. . 1 - -a . .
retJt of say mouth fPaalma ltT:l-$.)
And then In warning tones he declares
that "The wicked shall be turned Into
helL and all the nations that forget
God." (Psalms :M.)
"Lord God of Hoirts be with us yet Vt
Lest we forgot lest we forgatl
Judge of the nations spare us yet.
Lest we forget (est we forget!" .
But the' X-rays' of God's sternal tAith
reveals other sins back of and beneata
this which lead up to this and other
evils; namely the sine of selfishness
lying and deceit.
Let us turn the X-raya upon these and
look at them aa they are seen In human
The am of Selfishness.
There are MS words of the English
language compounded with tha little
word "self." This sin Is not only aa old
as the vf all of man but as old aa the fan
of Satan the originator of all sin.
ft la the undue. love of self our wrong;
self; a preference for our owa feelings
and interests regardless of the feelings
and the losses and sorrows that it may
bring upon others. Selfishness leads up
to and Includes all other sins; It is the
chief spring of injustice because such
persons regard not what course they
take what means they use what
methods they pursue in compassing their
designs; they trample upon right vio-
late all the laws of conscience; they fal-
sify their trust betray their friends sup-
plant their neighbor and commit any
sort of wrong and outrage In furthering
their own ends regardless of any con-
sequences to themselves or others. Boys
and girls who grow up slaves to the sin
of selfishness could look calmly on the
wreck of nature and the crush of worlds
If It would add one Item to their own
wealth or Interests. The ant is a type
of selfishness In that It works purely for
itself; the bee Is a type of beneficence
because It works for the good of others.
The selfish man In business consults his
own gains regardless of the losses he
may bring upon others; the selfish poli-
tician consults his ambitious schemes
regardless of the public good; hence self-
ish desire Is always wrong.
But let us now consider briefly
The Remedy Provided Against this Mal-
ady. Here Is one great difference between
the X-raya of the law and the gospel
and the natural X-rays discovered by
man. The latter shows the defect the
malady but it does not tell of a remy
edy; wRereas the light of God's eternal
truth reveals the disease and then tells
of the remedy; It discovers the sinner's
sins and then points to the sinner's
The remedy Is found In our text under
one word with three questions "remem-
ber." Remember whom? Remember how? Re-
Aristotle calls memory the scribe of
the souL Bernard calls It the stomach
of the soul because It has a retentive
faculty and turns heavenly food Into
blood and spirits. Memory is the golden
thread Unking all the mental gifts and
excellence together. Memory when treat-
ed well Is like sn angel within the soul:
but treated 1U Is like a black weird
shadow casting a baneful and remorse-
ful eye on all within Its reach. Memory
is the -bane of the wicked the home of
the past and the mind's magnetlo tele-
graph. ' J '
Abraham maid to the rich man tn hell
"Son remember that thou In thy life-
time hadst thy good things and likewise
Lazarus bis evil things but now be is
comforted and thou art tormented."
Memory seems to be the "iorm that
never dies" and conscience the Ore
which Is "never quenched."
Let us then always remember Odd our
Great Creator our kind loving forbear-
ing and forgiving Father. Let us also
remember the Bible home and heaven
and ever strive to have an abundant en-
trance Into that world of eternal light
and Joy. And let us never forget but
always remember to pay our debts.
In what way are we to remember our
1. By thinking about Him His great-
ness. His goodness His love. Studying
His word and communing with Him In
2. Remembering that He sees us al-
ways and knows all about us. A man
whose family was in need thought that
lie was justified In stealing to sustain
them. He took his boy with him to a
cornfield and was going to steal a sack
of corn. He looked In every direction to
see if any one was coming or watching.
Not noticing any one he told his boy
to watch and give the alarm. He climbed
the fence and was crossing tbe meadow
to the .field . of corn when his boy cried
"Oh papa papa'' The father came run-
ning back and said "Who Is It?"
The boy said "Papa you forget to look
one way you forgot to look up" and
then quoted a scripture his mother had
taught him "Thou God seest me."
Enough to say. he did not steal the corn.
Oh if we would only remember that God
sees us and also His word which says
"Be sure thy sin will find thee out."
How much nobler and happier boys and
girls and men and women we would
i. Remember God by trusting His Son
Christ as otrf Savior. God our Creater
has commanded us to do this. He com-
mended His Son to us when the X-rays
of the exceUent glory were shining In
Him and from Him on the mount of
transfiguration He said "This Is My be-
loved Son In whom I am well pleased.
Hear ye Him."
The highest and best sense then In
which we can remember our Creator la
to accept His Son as our redeeming Lord
to follow and minister to Him by min-
istering to suffering humanity.
i. When should be remember our Cre-
ator? Our text answers "Now In the
dsys of -thy youth." God's time for ua
is always now. a young lady asked
"When is the best time to seek the Sa-
vior and become a Christian " Tha an-
swer given was "The day before' you
die" but said she "I know not whan ;
that will be." "Possibly tomorrow then
said the friend; seek Him today. Now
Is the accepted time; today Is tha day of
A Missionary Sermon.
A writer In the CongTegatlonallst gives
the foUowIng nine points for a missionary
1. Missions constitute the only organ
Ised and concerted effort to elevate tha
intellectual social and moral Ufa ot tna
non-Christian world. .Vp .v
.. S. Missionaries alone1 have' Inaugurated
and are executing plans far the general'
Christian education of nonA Christian peo-
ples. -' t- '.: . - - fi'
1 Missionary Institutions constitute
the most sustanltal safeguard for the.:
peace of the world. - . ..
. 4. Missionaries provide tha best sani-
tary safeguard for the world. - :
t. Missions- have done mora for tha
science of geography ethnology philology
and comparative religions than any ether
and all other organ lied or Individual ef-
forts. '- ''-.. ' f s i y - -r.
a Missions are : the most uooessfuf
Christian work in the world today. "' .
s. 7. The missionary work is the broadest
Christian work In the world i ' -. -
L Missions demand all that ts supreme-
ly Christian In those "who bare a part In'
general evangelisation. . -j
t. Tha work of missions deepens might-
fly the spiritual life of all who givs them-
selves to H. f -i .'V ..'.i:-'v.V-Ai.."'S
.ji.V--' : - "" ; v
; Baptist IQaiiteilai Tbmte0
According to the United 'States Census
tha Baptists ot this country la 1SJ0 bad
1.7 churches for every ordained. minister)
In IKK 1.1 churches. Between 1800 and
190a the number of ministers increased 11
per cent faster than the growth of tbe
denomination. y"---. - V ... -
-X ' . ;'" - i v . k - .
V In this revival eefviee begun last night
at Lee Avenue Baptist church Itev. El-
bert P..- Foot preached (rasa Matthew
1:1-11 na "Tha Roman GeneraL" - "
Dr. Pool Is am at tha leading preach-
ers of Texaa and speaks to an overflow-
ing house In his owa pastorate. Ho to
aa able evangelist speaks freely and di-
rectly. He la gentle and genial and man
ly tob rates no shams and to fan ot hu-
man sympathy has like tha Savior a
leaning toward humanity and la generous
In his opinions nd tender In nta feel-
ings for others.-. Ho will preach at the
Lee Avenue Baptist church two weeks
morning and night .-All are cordially in-
vited. - 'i '
An extract-of tho sermon follows;
. The hour of our greatest' need Is often
the hour of our greatest blessing. The
Roman oenturion oould eomand armies
and eould drive back the foe of fila em-
peror but he found himself powerless In
the presence of serious Illness of his.
faithful servant whomhe wished to see
healed. Whan all other aid had failed
him ha turned to the. Nasarene Two
extremes meet and are friends a minis-
ter of war and deathand tho Prince of
Peaoe and of Ufa
There are some remarkable attributes
of character shown In this stalwart Ro-
man official. Though- be- was 'a - man
brought up in heathenism bo had found
hla own way through the darkness and
found light In a rugged soldier such
aa he was we look for cruelty but ha
was kind to hla servant He had seen
death oa many t battlefield . without
flinching but the" Buffering of his ser-
vant touched his heart The true quality
of greatness Is kindness and considera-
tion for those who are under our power.
The servant problem of tho housewives
.he labor problem and every human prob-
em can be solved by Justice kindness
and consideration. :
Could Recognize Manly Qualities.
Another excellent feature of this sol-
dier was his recognition pf manhood. He
oould look through the thin veneer ot
outer circumstances and see the man.
Here he was a nobleman a high Rotfl an
official accustomed to tha pomp and show
and the "dread and fear of kings" yet
he recognised In the humble pdorly' elad
Carpenter of Naaareth the teacher and
leader and helper of men. His humility
In the presence Of Christ was genuine.
Though he lived in a princely palace and
wore the purple of power he sent word
to Cbslst saying "I am not worthy that
Thou shouldst come under my roof; only
speak the word and my servant shall Ive."
He could look through poverty and low
estate and see that
"A man's a man for a' that"
This Roman general was a good- cltl-
sen In the community. He was public-
spirited and generous. Though be was
a heathen he had built In the city of
Capernaum a magnificent publio edifice
at his own expense. He presented to hla
Jewish subjects a synagogue which was
the pride orf the city. No man of
power whether of affluence or political
position is a good cltlsen unless he bears
a noble part In serving his community.
Let every man rich or poor do his part.
But the crowning greatness of this
man was the spiritual Insight of his
faith. Others had sought Christ to oome
and by His touch and His presence work
the wonder of healing. Thia man said:
"Only say the word and my servant snail
live; for I also am a man under authority
and I say . to this soldier 'Go' and ha
goeth; and to this 'Come' and be Com-
eth." He recognised that Christ was no
"THE SEVENFOLD GOSPEL
Or. Geo. 0. Bachman Addressed large Audience of lien at Y. HL C. A.
Assembly Hall Sunday Afternoon.
"The Seven-fold Gospel" was the
theme of Dr. George O. Bachman at the
men's meeting of -the Toung Men's Chris-
tian Association Sunday afternoon. He
has been conducting . Bible . institute
dally and lecturing at. night through the
part week and he was heard by a large
audlenoe of men.
Dr. Bachman said:
Christ came into the world td aave
men. In-order to do this He took upon
Himself the nature of man and become
a part of the world of man. In this
world he found truth mixed with much
error and it was His plan to recognise
the truth and make plain the error.
The world of man had arraytd itself
around thin Ideals which were true In
part and realised In part The truth In
these Ideals He recognised and in or-
der to win men unto Himself He em-
bodied them in His own life and words
but these Ideals combined did not com-
plete man and ' so. He completed their
realisation by adding the one which wad
What were these Ideals?
First tbe Roman who had a physical
Ideal. Man was a body healthy strong
and enduring. The soldier and the
athlete waa the embodiment of thia
dsecond tha Greek who had an Intel-
lectual ideal. "A sound mind In a aound
body" was his definition of man. That
body must be symmetrical and beautiful
and dominated by the mind. The phi-
losopher and the poet represented this
ideal at its best
Third tho Jew who had a moral Ideal.
He did not devote much time or atten-
tion to the body nor was be celebrated
for his Intellect. He had a law and
. 1.. 1 h tmA V m. MM.
arouna ui iw m " v . . r .
scienoewhlch compelled him to keep that
lot. viwJn the smallest detail. The
REVIVAL GROWS IN INTEREST
Sunday waa a day io ho remembered
In Grace Methodist church where a re-
vival Is In progress under tho direction
of Rev. D. L. Coals and Professor B.
B. Houston. Three great services were
held and Interest In tho revival was in-
tense. Rev. Mr. Coale preached In tho
morning at 11 o'clock oa "The Lost
Christ" In the aftsrnoon. at tho rally
Of the membership of tho church on
"The Six Scriptural Reasons Why Chris-
tians Should Bo Soul Winners" and
at night bo delivered hla famous sermon
m . "Is There a Hen!" ' V" ! "V
I Owing to late train 1 from Ian . An
lonlo Evangelist Coale who spent oat.
'waay with bla family m tna eity -am
not arrive in time to speak at too chil-
dren and young people's service at -
o'clock but by -rushing to tho church In
taxi cab he got there-Just In Hime to
preach at the 11 o'clock service.
Hla sermon was astrong appeal more
to those who have bean .Christiana and
have grown cold or who V have never
really known Him' personally- although
elng professed Christians than to the
unsaved people taking the instance re-
lated In the Bible ofhow Jesus' mother
one time lost Him and bad to .return
a day's Journey to find Him he used
this as an illustration of how -even
good jeltgioua pooplo may lose Christ
from Hhelr Uvea by -careleaBnesa. Mary
waa the last' person on earth who would
be expected C low Christ but tf she
lost Him. bow much more likely Is It
that professed Christians today may love
Him If they fall to keep in actual tones
with Him at ell times. - .-';--.- -
uev. Mr. Coalo gav a number of 0-
lustrations Whet men who had V been
foremost In Christian. yervicf .Jbadi lost
conachun of the living Chrirt- in
their Uvea by setting Ihelr affections on
something else. Failure to pray eeoretly
' to set one's mind on making money on
mere manipulatorno mere magtctao but
that Hla word of command over the pow-
ers of nature was like the general's com- .
mand over his army - . .
- Where this man got thlg conception it .
one knows but It was ao remarkable -that
Jesus marvelled at ' t and turned
about and said to those who followed -'
bunt ' "I have' not found so great faltb
no not In -Israel." How happy Jesus la '
at the discovery of one's' faith!- And litv ;
tie faith will lead to greater faith and ;
alto to a great Messing. .f . ..
V- A Nobleness Commended. . . .-'
Jeus to quick to recognise and -oom- "
mend nobleness even when found la nn-1
expected -places. There wag no narrow- ;
ness or prejudice In Christ. Ha la tho
Universal Man. Whether .in Jew or
Christian heathen or Hottentot the
fwel ot goodness and the beauty of truth
ind Hla ready and cordial commends- .
tlon. He - who recognised that "good
eould come even out ot Nasarath" waa
ready to clasp by the hand thia man of
war and take him Into Hla fellowship.
There la nothing of which I am ao thor
oughly convinced than that Jesus knew
no conventions and followed no tradi-
tions but wth ths Joyous power ot HIS .
personality broke through all shame and
bars of prejudice to get to men. Let all
barriers perish. Let even all Instltu- "
tlon fall If these things stand between
Christ and men. 7
Christ teaches the universal brother-''
hood Of believers. He says: "Many shall :
coma from the east and west and shall .
alt down at the universal feast with
Abraham and Isaac and Jacob tbe high
types of faith in the kingdom of My
Father; but the sons of the kingdom s
those who boast the prerogative of spe-
cial privilege ehaU be cast forth without
and there shall be the weeping and tha :
gnashing of teeth." Here Is the' uni-
versal brotherhood of true religion. Jesus
once asked. Who Is My mother and sister
and brother? and answered It Himself.
They who do the wiU of My Father. Jn
this la Included all to lovers and seekers
of truth of -whatever name or fame or
affiliation. Let us be as broad as Christ
and not measure men by our prejudices.
Let us be as narrow and strict as Christ
and not admit those who base their claims
merely on special privileges. Success or-
worldly greatness or even religious saao
tlmonlousness are no passport to glory
but those who do the will of Ood they
shall aU find entrance there. - . j
Relief In Christ
All our troubles find relief when brought
to Christ This man brought his case
to the Savior and his servant was healed -
L-and his home made happy Jesus Is the.
solvent of all our doubts and fears and
worries and sins and He bring?" surcease
to all our sorrows greater than death.
Tet Christ can assuage all our grlefs-.and
ameliorate all our ills. Come to Him
and all shall be well. - -
Jesus acta immediately. As soon as this
man showed his faith Jesus spoke the
word "and his servant was healed that 4
Why should we linger? Why not oonSO
to Him now? Why not believe in Hint-
now? Why should not our faith be as
great and strong as this Roman general's?
r'As many as received Hrm te them gave'
He the right to become children of God
even to them that believed on His name.''
"And him that Cometh unto Me I will
In nowise cast out. I wlU take Htm
into My brotherhood forever."
The theme for Monday night shall be ..
"The Titanic Heroes in the Light ot
Chrlst'a Death." -
oooooooooooooaaoa oooooo oooooi
Pharisee and the scribe were the result
of this process. .
Recognized Good -ki Alll
Jesus came to recognise the; good (nV
all these ideals and His life would appeal'
to each In the proportion with whlohS.
they comprehended Him. Mark' wrote
the gospel for the Roman In which bo '
revealed this virility of Jesds His great- -miracle
and Hla power of endurance. :
Luke wrote- the gospel for the Oreek.f
showing the wisdom of Christ in parable
and His philosophy In life. Matthew'
wrote the gospel for the Jew showing
that He Icept the -law fulfilled the
prophecies and thus became the Mes- .'
Slab. But all these Ideals combined did'
not make a complete man for-man Is a
spirit dwelling In a body and using hlr
intellect and his conscience. Man Is '
dead spiritually. In trespasses and sins
and Christ must die His death In order
that man may live his life and the news
man needs a whole gospel so John wrote
the gospel for the Christian. Paul who-:
was a citizen of Rome a Greek by edu-$
cation and a Jew by birth and a Chris-5
tlan by conversion gives us in his writ -f
Inn the fifth gosper. V
The -land of Palestine which has been! '
preserved so that the traveler can verify"
the five fold gospel aa he goes from place 1
to place presents us with the sixth gos- i
pel. v -.
The Bible. . -l1
The five gospels ire In a book called -the
Bible the sixth la accessible to but:" .
a few and every man needs a gospel that
he can read himself; that gospel must ba l
Incarnate in the men and women who;"
are around htm and this gospel the gos;
pel of todayIs the seventh a seven-'
fold gospel of a complete salvation for all
gaining worldly possessions ' to ths tx'.':
elusion of Christ ts where people lost
Christ v . r
The evangelist made an appeal to hit . -hearers
- to seek to know Christ aa a
personal Hvt.iK saving Lord and not
merely aa an'MntoriceJ figure. -
Both the afternoon and evcnlnq; stnf- '
ices were wall attended. : A large chorus ;
made tho song service an enjoyable tea-
ture. v s --- '
Professor Huston Is an excellent choir
leader and knows how" to get mttslo out
of others as weU as himself. Aa. for
himself ha has a remarkably dear and
melodious tenor voice that has won all
hearts. The choir for tho coming week -will
be ottn target than through .the past '
"to There a HeUt' in' one? of' ReV. -Coale's
most Interesting sermons .and
has attracted much attention." It. was
weU received lasr night. There . have .
been a number ot conversions alreadK
and thq meeting gave promise of being
a great success. . - ' r ' ''
Services wiU be bold every day at If
o'clock In tho morning and at the usoaf -hour
at night through tha coming week;
Pastor t! K. Morehead baa an Inno -vatlon
at hla church during this meet.
Ing In having a colored nurse at tho
church to take care of "tho children who
fret Ho announced yesterday that motif
r with okiMMs whn deairo may leave
their children with the black mammy In
a side room and they wiu do carea
through tbo eervlee. j -
The Threat of the City
Bar. Dr. X W. MooTe vt the mrat
Methodist ehuroh. New Ortonne former-
ly pastor of Bhearn church Houston
win speak on "One Threat of the City?
at tha First' Methodlsf church Wednea
day night -"'-"-v t'-'.'v v - s
rThe address will bo along social ser-
vice llnee and should attract a large -dlenoe
inasmuch as there Is much
thia work being dona InHouston now.
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