Covina Argus from Covina, California on July 24, 1909 · Page 3
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Covina, California
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Saturday, July 24, 1909
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81 n—What It It? Sin, In the abstract, has seldom been the subject of scientific Investigation. It has rather been accepted as a deplorable fact, and as such, to be stamped out uncompromisingly. But surely. If we are to fight successfully, we must recognize our enemy, when we meet him. We >lo know that much, which we call •in, our fathers knew not as such. History, both sacred and profane, 'shows that the standard of morality has been a progressive, growing thing. The man of God, who found that his nip" of toddy helped him to understand and expound God's word saw nothing but virtue in the liquor, and his friends and neighbors saw nothing inconslstant in his act. King David was not censured by his people for the murder of Uriah, the Hittite, nor for the adultery with Bathsheba, Uriah's wife, but was rather commended, in that he indulged so little in that sort of amusement, while to us, it is a matter of profound amazement that the same man who conspired this devilish thing could have praye'l, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable In thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer." In this article, Ignoring the Bible tradition, I want to show that our conception of sin has always been and Is the evidence of the development of the human race. The primal man must have been simply a "bump of aquisitiveness." He knew 'neither good nor evil and what ' seemed pleasing to him he reached for and took. If it were good, well; if otherwise, he learned that it was unwise to gratify himself in that direction. So, eventually, the inexpedient thing became to him, sin, and we have continued to discover the Inexpedient and classify it as.sin. In the course of development, we have come to recognize the thing that la inexpedient, from a community standpoint, and are learning to avoid that which is harmful to society at large. Likewise, the primeval man discovered and classified good for himself, and as we have grown, we have learned to "covet earnestly, the best gifts." The point I wish to emphasize is that the development of both good and •evil character springs from one common Instinct—selfishness is the root of both good and evil; the difference lies in the direction of action. The Bible declares that God is "of purer eyes than to behold 'evil.,, It also states, "behold I create evil." While thase statements appear to clash, in reality they do not. God created in us the instinct of aquisi- tion, and expects us to learn in this school of experience, what to acquire —'in what direction to grow. What we call sin is not sin to God but merely the evidence of backwardness in the school of life. In this sense, God does not behold evil, because It does not exist, In his Infinite perspective, while what is sin (or em- nity toward God), in our short vision, God has created in His omniscient wisdom. The common belief concerning the origin and substance of sin, is utterly incompatible with the idea of an Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent God, unless we believe God to be a iiend. The doctrine of free moral agency does not overcome this difficulty, for even though man and Satan were created free moral agents, nevertheless, the free moral agent must have been created with a predisposition to disobey, otherwise it never would have occurred to him, to do so. Thus the orthodox belief in sin is not consonant with the belief in a good and holy Creator, who Is also Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent. In God's economy there is no loss, no waste; be sure therefore, that his greatest creation, the immortal soul, is never lost. For some reason. He has placed us here to learn the lesson of Life, and our experiences here, yea, our sins, and their effect upon us, are "schoolmasters to bring us to Christ." The lesson we must learn- shall we learn it willingly, cheerfully, or through much tribulation? H. X. WELLS. Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Piersol of Danville, 111., spent several days visiting with Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Bishop and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Colt. Mr. Piersol was a delegate to the Grand Lodge of Elks, nnd is a nephew of Mrs. Bishop. COVIINA WANTED FROM OWNERS Orange Groves AND Large Ranches I advertise all over the world, and can sell your property. Address JOHN THOMAS, 2-0 Byr.-e Building, Los Anyeles. Notice to Creditor*. Estate of Charles LaBatt, deceased. Notice Is hereby given by the undersigned, William Waterhouse, executor of the last will of Charles La Batt, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit the same with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice to the said William Waterhouse, executor, at Room 7, Richardson Building, 100 East Colorado St. in the City of Pasadena, California, the place designated for the transaction of the business of said estate In the County of Los Angeles. Dated this Hth day of July, A. D., 1909. WILLIAM WATERHOUSE, Executor of the last will of Charles LaBatt. deceased. Edmund D. Barry, Attorney for Executor. 8-7 FINE SHOE REPAIRING Notice to Appear. Action brought In the Superior Court, of the State of California, .n and for the County of Los Angeit-a. and the complaint filed in said County of Los Angeles, in the office of the Clerk of said Superior Court. In the Superior Court of the State of California, In and for the County of Los Angeles. Guy C. Benham, plaintiff, against Annie Benham, defendant. The people of the State of California send greetings to Annie Benham, defendant: You are hereby directed to appear and answer the complaint in an action entitled as above, brought against you In the Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, within ten days after the service on you of this summons—if served within this county; or within thirty days if served elsewhere. And you are hereby notified that unless you appear and answer as above required the said plaintiff will take Judgment for any money or damages demanded in the complaint, as arising upon contract, or he will apply to the Court for any relief demanded in the complaint. Given under my hand and the seal of the Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, thislSth day of Feb., A. D., 1908. C. G. KEYES, Clerk. (Seal) By C. O. Winters, 7-31 Deputy Clerk REASONABLE PRICES Citrus Avenue FOR HARNESS, HORSE GOODS, WAGONS, BUGGIES AND IMPLE- MENTS. Best Goods—Lowest Prices Oovlnei Harness A Saddlery Co. Phofae Home 1170 (OYiiw Transfer J. W. Keofor. Prop. HAULING OF ALL KINDS Baggage and Express Office phone 80 Res. phone 1024 CO VINA. CAL. SEE A. WARNER FOR INSURANCE Take your choice of the following gll.edge companies: LONDON A LANCASHIRE SPRINGFIELD FIRE & MARINE. ORIENT FIRE INSURANCE CO. ATLAS INSURANCE CO. All paid in full at San Francisco. A. WARNER AGENT. DEALER IN REAL ESTATE. $50,000 To Loan On RANCHES and CITY IMPROVED S. R. EARNEST & CO. 831 H. W. Hellman Bid., Los Angeles, Cal. Send written description or call.,, Suggestive Questions on the Sunday School Lesson by Rev. Dr. Linscott for the International Newspaper Bible Study Club. July 25th, 1909. Paul's Second Missionary Journey —Athens. Acts xvlt: 16-34. Golden Text—God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him In spirit and in truth. John iv:24. Verse 16—Can any true man, at tills time, see the folly and sin which thousands so eagerly follow, without his spirit being stirred? Verse 17—Notwithstanding that we all, necessarily, have trades and callings to pursue, should, or should not, our chief concern be the tremendous issues involved in spiritual truth, and why? Verses 18-21—The Epicureans and the Stoics had a contrary philosophy of life, state briefly what they each taught. Which brings the more lasting h- plnes.s, and develops the nobler character, a life devoted to the pleasures of sense, or a life devoted to service for others, and to self denial? What, as a matter of fact, is the substance of what I'aul taught? Should we lend a respectful ear to; all tii.-w theories of life, and eternity, j or reject them without examination?! Verse 'i'i —-Which is the better man, | an active 'sceptic, or an indifferent, and thoughtless Christian? Which is preferable to be ever spec-1 ulating about God, or to have no ' thought concerning him? Is belief in and longing for God, peculiar to Christianity? ; May a heathen who has never come into touch with Christianity, find out, and know the true God? What then i., the advantage for a > true hearted heathen .•nmii.g into <on-' r t;i< t v.itli C' iiinit > '' Ver.-.e 'i'.', -•(';»!' one man v. ho ki.ov, .-> God, be (he means of iin|/ainni< thai know! -d<<e to another 'A ho <!'•.•>.r>-.-, to I kt.ow him ? V. :.-../ 1M H',.'. do '.'.,• ',.:.!,,. ':.•>> God made all things? God does fill heaven and eartli with his presence; hut does ho not also dwell in temples that are made In which to worship him? Verse 2")—While.God does not need the support of man's hands, does ho not desire the worship and love of men's hearts? \ How does God give to all "life and breath, and all things?" Will we In heaven ho able to see God, in any different way from the way in which It IB our privilege to see him now? Verde 2<i What is the evidence that all races of men, sprang from the same original stock? Has God had anything to do with the national, and geographical, divisions of the globe, as they exist to-day? Has God had anything to do with our present individual conditions? Verges 27-2*. — What is both tin- chief joy and object of life? Is It possible for every man to find God if he will but seek him, and what is the only condition for seeking him? How do you conceive of the thought that "in him we live and move and have our being;" can you illustrate the thought with air, that Is both In us, and around UH? Verse 2!». Can any work of art represent God to any practical advantage? Verse '.',(>-'.',\ -What, makes the need for repentaii'-i:? In what way will ./e.suu judge the world? Verne '.'.'I. Why did some mo< k wi.e.-i ihey heard <>( the resurrection? \ • . -.<-.-, .;:;.':}. Md all who were true j to (',i,-( ;i< : ejit. of Paul's me.-i.-iai-'--, arid! wei,- all untrue MI God who n-je< ied , i it ? I l,e-,.TOi, ;m Aui'ij.-jt l-.l, I Vi'i ! <'!<•-.•• <n I'a'i!.-, Mi.-..-,io!,;iry ^ ,'./'• : ' '' ' '• BYRON HOT SPRINGS Within easy reach of San Francisco. Wonderful curative properties of the mud and mineral baths and waters. Readied from Los Angeles through the San Joaquin Valley. Information at SOUTHERN PACIFIC OFFICES. STOCK TAKEN FOR Pasturage will take only limited number—plenty feed- shade and running water. RIMS RANCH Phone II9 Howell & Howeil BREAD Light, Sweet and Wholesome FRESH EVERY DAY AT Cake and Confectionery Wagon through valley daily. A. J. ROOKS BleiclcsmltHing All kinds of general and heavy Blacksmlthing. We manufacture Ridg-era, Orange Racks and Box Presses Horseshoeing a Specialty Home Phone IOQ7 Shop West Badillo St, Cavina i Your Patronage j will be appreciated by us. We are doubling- our efforts to give you the beat Groceries Vegetables and Fresh Meats ROBERT CRENSHAW Our motto: Prime goods and moderate prices. Phone 22 C. H. Allen F. M. McHugh Ask the Boys for Prices McHUQH & ALLEN Reo Garage and Machine Shop Storage Batteries Charged Phone 1121 Die, Pattern and Model Making 107 West College Avenue COVINA, CAL. LOOK! LISTEN! If you want to sec that nice new AUTO Laundry Delivery Wagon, just drop a card to Lorbeer Hros.' Pomona Steam Laundry, the ablest and most up-to-date lautidrymen in the valley, and tell them to call for your laundry or give you their price on work. We call Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Work strictly up-to-date. POMONA STEAM LAUNDRY Camp Rincon 0KM OF THE SAN GABRIEL CANYON Headquarters for fishing in the. Wont Fork, North Fork, Bear nnd Devil's Canyons. An ideal place for an outing, cither boarding at the hotel or camping. The host of everything in season. Singe leaves Azusu at 9:40 a.m. Other rigs or saddle horses can he engaged by telephoning 32, A/visa, or address H. D. BRIOO3, Manager AZU8A, CAL. COVINA MEAT MARKET J. F. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taken and deliveries made daily. Order. 1 !, in town will receive prompt attention. Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. Home Phone 36 PLAN YOUR VACATION NOW at our expense A CHOICK OK FOUR FREE TRIPS IS OFFKRKI) YOU SEATTLE IHJRINU ALASKA- YUKON-EXP05ITION YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK YOSEMITE VALLEY LAKE TAHOE ALL YOUR EXPENSES PAID IF YOU IIAVF, FRIKNDS IX THK MAST WHO WAN'] 1 TO VISIT TIIK PACIFIC COAST W'K CAN ARRANGK IT. This is your Opportunity I 1 or (oiu|i!t:tc infi/nnaUoi; ;i<l<lrc -,-. SUNSET TRAVEL CLUB Room l'i, Flood lild. S;iu Fntt

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