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THE lOLA DAILY REGISTER, SATtlRDAY EVENI^G, DECEMBEB 2.1911. DIE I8U Dibit ilEGlSicil The loU Dally Record and "he Iota Daily Index. THE SEGISTKB PUBLISUI5G CO. Entered at the lola Po<tofric& as Second- OaM Matter. Advertising Rates Made Known on Application. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. By Carrier in tola. Gas City, Lanyon- vllle. Concrete, LaHariie and Batsett: One Week 10 cents One Month 44 cents One Year »B,00 BY MAIL: One Tear, Inside enmity $2.00 One Tear, outside county $3.00 TELEPHONES: Business Office 18 Society Reporter If Job and Binders- Dept 141 Official Paper of City of lola. Official Paper City of Bassett. Official Paper of Allen County. ^ SCKlI'TrKE._ ^ INalm 10;:1.», O give thanks unto the Lord, for he Is good: lor his mercy endurcth for ever. Let the redeemed of (he I-ord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. And gathered them out of the lands from the east, and from the west from the north, and from the south. They wandered In the wilderness In a KoUlary way; tliey found no city to dwell In. Hungry and (hlr.siy (heir soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord Jn thulr trouble and he delivered them o»l of tlieir dlF.tresscs. And he Jed them forth by the right way, that they mlRhi go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonder ful works to the childien of men! For he satisfleth the Ionising soul and flUeth the hungry soul with goodness. OTHERS .SEE PKIM.VRY WE.IK- >ESS. The Associated Press noted briefly the other day that the Republican Editorial Association of Illinois, at its Tecent meeting, adopted resolutions approving President Taft's Ad- mlnfatration and favoring his re-nom Ination. I^ter and more complet< reports from that meeting show that the resolutions touched some important questions and expressed upon them some rather emphatic opinions. Here for example, is one paragraph •which needs no diagram In order Cc make its meaning plain: •'We are unalterably opposed fo Ihi socialistic doctrines embodied In the • initiative, referendum and ivcall, an." denounce these measures a.s d .>Etruc tive of Republican government." Respectfully submitted as evidenc< that this trinity of heresies is not making much headway among rea' Republicans. But the really significant and im portant plank in this Illinois plat form was the following: "We recognize that the state-widi primary law is not productive of th' results intended: that it is a rich can dldate's advantage and not a poo one's opportunity; that it is a tuxatioi burden on the people, and in.Its pres ent operation destroys party harmon: and substitutes plurality rule for ma Jorlty rule. Therefore, we recoramen< an amendment to limit nominations b; primaries to county and minor oflice and recommend a system of conven tlons composed of delesates chosen L the people at primary elections for ai nominations for higher than j:ount oOces. Those conventions should b' the final arbiters of men and vaeaf nresj within their jurisdiction." Kere again Is the complaint tha the primary has been ^ disappoint roent in that, instead of becomini "the poor candidate's opportunity," I is the rich one 's advantage, that It i: a burden upon the taxpayers and tha It destroys party harmony and substi tutca plurality for majority rule, fo all these reasons failing to .Jaccomp lish the results intended. ; Fifom all of this it is evident, that Illinois has had the same experienc "With the State wide primary t lat Kan saa has had. The people of that State as well as this have found themselves fox example, called on to express a choice among men as candidates foi Ithportant office, no one of whom they had ever seen or heard of. They havr probably discovered there as was learned in a single primary here, that to have a name beginning with "A" was a more complete assurance of success than the possession of the most necessary and important qualifications for the office sought. And they have learned there, as! we have here, that the rich candidatje has an incalculable advantage over-' the poor one, and that party organizt^tlon goes to pieces tinder a system which enables men who are not Republicanf at all to control Repu|blicaii nomina- nrJirrl)fcn:o«,rntlc puptrs, that he la a "reactionary" and belongs to the 17tb century school of politicians. Out he la entirely cobfldcntj that he speaks the senllment of a very large majority of the Republicans pf Kansas when he says that unless some way can be found to protect Reptiblican primaries froth non-Repnblicanjvotes, and unless some way can be found to inake it possible for a mtja of moderate means to run against a man of wealth with something nearjan equality of oi portunlty. the Stale wide primary will have to go. ; And if it has to go! the remedy pro- iwsed by these Illinois editors will be found worth considering. They propose to retain the I primary for the nomination of county off.cers. But for higher oflices they recommend a system of conventions composed of delegates chosen by ^he people at primaries. That Is tlie system which Allen county had for more than twenty years prior to the p^ssago of the State primary law, ;nul it worked well. The people nut ar I 'hvlr w:ir(l and J township pri!i:.Trit^3, voted their preference isnmiii; the viiriir.is <niidicmit's for county oiV:i<, hm at ihc snsnc linif elected (;< '(4: iii's to ( ounty convention. The vo'.o cast at thi' iirimary was an instruttion to tho delejKiief from that precinct as to the candidates, and of course if any one candidate secured a majority of the instructed delegates he was nominated as a matter of course. But if there was not a majority for any one candidate then the delegates were absolved from their instructions am' worked the prgblem out as best the could. Hut as Ions as t'.iat syaten: prevailed there was never a part, bolt, never a charge of crookedness or trickery, and not more, than once or twice In twenty yrars was charged that a man was nominate who was iioi really the choice of majority of the Republicans of th county. It was due very largely t this absolutely fair .nnd honest way in which c.^ndidatcs were nominated that Allen county held its full quota of Republican county officials straight throiigh the Populist storm, and the extension of the system, as the IllI noisans suggest may be worth con sidering. own inlHatlvo start out op a campaign of dynaniitinc and pursue It for years without suggestion and connivance with anybody. 'Who are the men "higher up?" In one sense so obvious that it does not need to. be pointed out, the confessions of the McXamaras Is a hard blow to organized labor. But If it impresses upon all who are associated with the labor movement that violence has absolutely no place at any str .ge of any contest between working mm and their employers, in the end this tragedy will not have been without its countervailing benefit, even to the cause which is just now so hard hit by It. Th« Topeks CafilGtl hu-jKir u rthe answer to a question that itts pi csled many men: Women's po' r(£r to resist cold in togs In which a than vould freese harks back, to tb^ ieave days when women stayed In' th» coU huts ond men kept warm by hiiintin i, resulting in an added layer o |:.fat In the feminine body. ; —0— ; Aramona of the K. U. teatoi wj a the ;niy Kansan hosen for tl^ AI Stir Mi .s?ouri Valley team. Cpach Shcr- wln never gave him a ch^ce except In the last game of the season according to the Lawrence Journal -0- • , Put out by the Parsons. Sua as a .emedy for Indigestion: /Sjt SIM inches from the table and eat tijl you touch. An Athcison Champion ''hip": We .lon't knew but we'll wagw the grape in a prnpe-frult again.=;t i)ie lid of a eover-lid that most women hav< some thing more covering and comfortable to wear around home. —°— I • One -Montgoinety man calli'd another "a natural horn crogk" okd the 1ch he .Vow •\nti-Horse Thief Society; wh sought to join blackballct^ him he is ajskins $.".000, alleginl; lib^I. The .Society, on the shosVlng. lived its name. up to YOr .VG .MR. SHISTER. The editor of this paper happens to be personally acquainted with Mr. W. Morgan Shuster, the American who has been managing the financial affairs of Persia for some months, and whose removal Russia Is now demanding at the point of sword, and h^ has Therefore watched the recent devclop- ncnts in the Near East with very r.-at interest. Shuster Is a youngs- cr, considering the important work "10 has done in the world, being but 34 years old. He began life as a stenographer In the War Department at ^ W.ishington in 1898. He was trans- •4-,^ "i*'ij*i'^i' fcrred to the Cuban customs service when we took charge of that in 1899. | li" I ev-r write a litany for personal It from I t ESTHER M. CL.IRK'S f OLDMX. ' mm ^Absolutely Pur tlons. The editor of this paper realizes, of course, that in even giving space to a resolution attacking the primary, to say nothing of intimating a feeling of sympathy with th.a resolution,-he Is supplying additional evidence •which will be Boigcd upon with great f;lee by a number of Democratic and THE JTN.VW.iR.V CONFESSIOXS. .\o right-minded and right-hearted man will rejoice at the downfall of an other. But when an atrocious crime has been committed every good citi ten will have a feeling of satisfaction when the identity of the criminal has 'oeen definitely and conclusively prov m. The trial of the McNamaras had proceeded to the^end and they had been acquitted the result would have emboldened them or others like them inder similar circumstances to commit a similar crime; while if they had been convicted, even those vv|ho had 10 sympathy with the labor movc- npnt would always have had doubt .f their guilt, while labor leaders all over the world would have denounced heir conviction as another "capltalis- ie murder," and would have convinced thousands of their followers hat capital really controls the courts in this country, and that a laboring man could not hope to get justice from them. The confession of the Mc.Vamaras *lll therefore be received with pro- ound satisfueiion by all who abhor •lolc-nce and law-breaking, in what- vcr "cause" committed. And the lesion of it ought not to be lost on" men Ike Gom )>er8, and others of his rank nd standing In the labor world,—the eason that a mistake may sometimes ')e made by violently assuming a ntan's innocence as well as by assuming his guilt. If these men are cap- ble of being embarrassed they cer- ainly must experience that sensation Ahcn they think of the hysterical talk hey indulged in last summer about "kidnapping." "railroading to prison," nd all that sort of thing, and of the ippeals they made to the worklng- .Tien throughout the country to con- Tibute of their hard earnings to the '•f<nse of these "heroes of the labor •ause. • If they learn by their present •ircfiicamGnt to abstain, hereafter, from noisy partisanship concerning a case that is before the courts, and bitter denunciation of what they assume the officers of the Taw are going to do before those ofliccra have acted at all, ihv cause of labor will be mucl^ strengthened. Theer is one remark attributed to J. B. McNamara In connection with the report of his confession that will be hard fcr the average man to understand. When reminded that confession might be followed by execution, he is quoted as saying, "I don't mind hanging for the principle involved." What possible "principle" is involved In dynamiting a building and murder-- ing twenty-one people? That he could use the word in connection with such a crime only shows the extent to which a really bright mind may he jierverted by false teaching. Another question that will inevitably nri»p In this connection is: Who else is involved? It si-ems incredible that these two men should, on tbeir !nd later he was put in charge of the 'se, 1 shall include a parsgrapli •ustoms ID. the Philippines. Still lat- Angeline. somewhere near; thejtop: or he was a member of the Philippin.> "From trial by a juryj of vomen. Commission, and when Persia asket Good J.ord deliver men!' the State Department to suggest som- American who might take hold of hei For we women mean wf-ll, uiidoubt- chaotlc finances and yank them Inti "-dly, U\M when we try to brliig jus- boon to the under dog? Suppose we some kind of order, ShusA^r was rcc- flee and our sense of ChTlsUa?i duty checked our first gush of warm fcul- ommondei!. He seems to have made 'o connatible terms, there's apt to be Ing long enough to hunt up a slick good in the opinloti of the P >T8lan a hitch somewhere. And fcr wllatever and jirod him around a bit in his sore .Vatloiial Council, for ihat body re- misdemejinor 1 might be trleil, if a spots to find out which particular I'lsi'S to remove him, even under i"ry of men—whether stolid old farm- weakness caused him to succumb! ihrein of war with Russia as the pen- rs or staid business meii— decided I Any under dog. whether the victlin of ally for refusal. . Personally Mr. was guilty and ought to' be hanged, a i>hyslcal or moral cave-in would be Shuster is a man of average size (If necessary), I should Uhlnk that justified In snapping at the hand that quiet, unassuming,—and cross-eyed, v-ery possibly they might be rig it. Biit demanded justification of its good The chances are that part of his trou- T a jury of women decided the same deeds before it would help him up. ble now is due to the difficulty some thing, I think 1 should always have Russian official had in deciding just my doubts as to my owii guJlt. Tlie Kansas editor, forsooth, is a which of Shuster's eyes it was that cynic—a perhaps has-been under dog was watching him. And 1 further agree with Angeline himself. And speaking of cynics re- To have pure and wholesome food, be sure that your baking powder is made &om cream of tartar and not from alum. The LAStet wlH guide you Royal is the only bakmg powder made from Royal Grape Cream oJF Tartar Ma Alum that If my services on a ji(ry wpre ev- minds me of poets, since those two er required, I'd leave the (jounti-y. I'd classes of the unusual are subjected to Henry Clay Beattle was "annoyed" fp^ve it so quick and so:fast that 1 an all-around all-the-time knock from by the charge that he had struck his shouldn't have time to stop and shake the public knockers. A poet is some- a stick at a rabbit. Great Gri«|f! Do thing I do not attempt to define, ex- you think I would pack away my hu- plain away or condone. I say that he wife with his fist, as such an act "implied cowardice;" but he was merely sorry" that he had shot down a defenseless woman in cold blood and without warning. He didn't see any personal notions about itstic^, long I 'nane sentiments, my pre-Kionceived i is as God has made him, and his own ideas about human rights And iny own | disappointments mold him. implication of cowardice in that. For the first time since that publ: cation came into existence we reallj want to see the next copy of the Appeal to Treason. We want to see what excuse it has to offer for its violent and denunciatory acquittal of the Mc­ .Vamaras. Evidently that Denver jury didn't nough to sit on a jury -iwith | eleven There is the story of the cynic who Jther good women and true iill we died and when people came to view '•.ad either convicted a perfectly in- the corpse they looked upon it sadly, nocent wretch or turned .i born crlm- "Ho was a cynic," they said, shak- fnal back into the ranks pf God-fear- ing their heads, "he used the world ing society? I'm more tban^ tamely as a foot ball and he kicked it. ivllling that the privilege-T-or r-spons- The dead, cynic opened one eye. ibility, just as you choose" to tqke it— "Yes," He said, "he kicked it—but of constituting one of a^tribtinal of always toward God." clear white souls, to sit In juflgment on one lone human being, w^th the | Wherefore, dearly beloved, we see relish havmg Mrs. Patterson, who^if same blood of Adam in hjs vefcs that- that a cynic is simply an idealist really very young and very pretty makes us all akin I'm more than will- sDoiled In tho makine- cal'ed "a rag, a bone and a hank ol ing. 1 repeat, that such ia doubtful hair." Kipling is easy (o quote; but honor should go to a man^ I'd|push it dangerous. upon him, if he wouldn't take it grace fully, and whoever he nright be that did relieve me from the jjroiioted and 'oathsomc burden of ^rorsjltlp, he ihould be from that time f'orih as dear •o my soul as the long .lost brother vlth the strawberry mai^. That sprightly but somewhat intermittent publication, the Congressiona Record, will resume publication next Tuesday morning. [spoiled In tho making, f A S .VTIRD.IY .SEK.UCI.V K.VNS.IH I,.VN(U'.V(JE. P.(w peoide realize how extensive!) nidation Is l»t-lng developed In we-st- "rn Kansas. The supply of wate. i\a!lable from the Arkan.sas river wat -oon utilized, bjt since then an undci low of water has been found aaC veils are being sunk and thousandt if acres Irrigated. One well that h SU feet deep and cost y.\ 'm will irri- .;aip 32" acre.s, and last summer mad< rci;:es<'cus ctoj;s .jo.sslble. This uii- Ic-rflow ii helfcg dcit'oped in severa counties. "An old maid," said the Thing, with a friendly flirljsf 1 'loard eye toward me, ^'Is p! 4tate of mind and not an individual; <nd a state not peculiar to tile feminine mind alone, either." 1 (tried toj Young er star- irely a ronvcrsion. (By Rev. W. H. Owen). Text; "They therefore, Paul and Barnabas, being brought on \hc\r way ;o church passed through both Phoe­ nicia.and,Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all brethren. Acts 15:3. Men and brethren wo ask you to 00k relievtHl. ".Vow," t3,ntirued the st„jy ^.j^^ „3 j,^^ •evelatlon, "that being conceded an of a ImsinesB of one )ld maid may be the nfothe^ urge family, or n successful nan. I count on the finger^ Tiie trial of the suit of Mrs. Wing- {'land the he-spinsters 1 know, ield. of Junction City for $10,000 gainst the doctors who cut open her usshand and killed him. resulted in a lunt; jury. Wing'.led was supposed te ave swallowed hi.s false teeth but nay v.ere not found in him. I worked for one last year whoise sfjlnste'rli- ness was wnitten all over him and everything he did. If I liid oi half a day I'd come back to find my desk in 5uch immaculate apple-pie 01 der that it got on my nerves. I couldp't work iiroperly until I'd gotttm th cently mussed up again< M; \KD gentlemen! If tfeat been bom ft) petticoalsj hi keeping would have be^ th some good man's happiness hgs de- friends lan had house- riiln of tig over big un- her neat The sheriff Of .Stafford connty nevet alls to *.Kke iirisDa?rf under his care evety aho.-- il.at rippears at St. oli'.i. The ifegJsIaniic ought t .i specif> •jst how serious a crime may be E( mnished. —0— Lawrence and Toj)eka are trying t-enaous'y to be Included on the Sana fe trail now that a fine rock road , i„„i,„.. v„„-- • Ti-i may l.e built along the trail. Few I looked the Youi^g .Thl owns are luore quiclfcto note and ask carefully from the tilt of he Tor ilie Good Things. trimmed soft felt hat, ^o^n , , tailor made lines to the hee|s of her T.".lk ha5 been revived of an inter- . , . ..„,„; „„„ ... „ urban line from Topeka to Junction ^ma't boots. No: therft was. t a bint City a line now being constructed "i" "state of mind" tp be leen. She from Junction City to Manhattan. was blandly wise In hct day and gen- —^— eration and she was so bland ly young. Speaking of trusts. State OH In- , „j .K». u„ t^\t ti.^ , A^^ pe'tor Longshore says that kerosene ^""^ »'ho that has felt the wl ^om and Is cheaper than ever before. cocksuredness of youth; sllpiiiikg from him. wouldn't go back jlownj the road These are evil days for hunted ^ meet youth again—it on ^.lngE. When a business gets big and ,h -.„i pTo.iperous, someone yells "Trust" " ai^ everyone wants to kill it; when a hunted beast {^bows l|lght someone Ingly ad- to waste A Kansas editor has tinfce yells "Rabies" and all' men desire to ^^^^ hig reading public not .ir'aafn^wT^llSS.'"VtHPathy on thejunde dog. In Justice to themselves, nntll hey have T:ie larges-t woman's club at Hutch- found out how the under do:; came to in. on rtfu!-ed fctoriul'.y to send a note |,^, there. of condolence to Mlssi Msry Chamber- iir„..i,i„-. „..„„„.u„ A^^^ ..^A ...m. lain, victim of the Shady Bend tar ^^ouldnt sympathy dcmp red with party that soul of justice, be a heavenly y it was word used to tell what Paul and Barnabas did as they passed through Phos- ntcla and Samaria, causing "great joy unto i.U the brethren" and "they declared the conversion of the Gentiles." THE CO.W'ERSIO.X OF THE GB.V- TILES,—what does that mean In th sense In which Paul and Barnabas used the word and in which it was understood by "all the brethren?" f..ct us seek sincerely and prayerfully for the answer to this question as we shall find it gl'ren in the Bible. For there alone, shall we be able to find the true answer. Here, let me speak a word of caution. Many seem to think that thc words regeneration .and conversion r"olIy describe the same thing. Be careful, be thoiightful, brother there Is a most wonderful difference in the meaning of these words. I am sure that these Gentiles mentioned by Paul and Barnabas were regenerated as well as converted but their reeeneration was one thing and their conV '.TSIon another. >Vhat is RegtMioratfnn 7 Regeneration is a Divine act by which persons who are dead through trespasses and sins are made alive, bom anew, created new creatures In Christ Jesus. This is evident from tho following Scriptures: And .vou did he make alive, when ya were dead through your treaptiss- e.s and sins." Kph. 2:1. "And you, being dead through your trcsimsscs and the uncircumeision of your flesh, you, I say, did he mako alive together with him, having forgiven us nil our trespasses." Col. 2:13. "I, Jesus, say unto thee, except one he born (tigain), anew, (from above), he cannot sec tho kingdom of God." John 3;i. Wherefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature." II Cor. 5:17. Thi.s is regeneration. .Now Is Conversion J Conversion is the individual act of persons who have been regenerated in turning to God and accepting Jesus as their Savior. Conversion always follows regeneration. We are first re- .qenerated then converted. "Xo man can come to me except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up to the last day." John 6:44. Again Jesus says, ".\o one cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6. N'ow let us study the steps or states through which the person who hat been regenerated passefe as he turns to God and accepts Jestks as his Savior, called conversioil. Spiritual Discernment. The first condition is coming into r eonsciousness of new relationship ir life. "Now the natural man receiv eth not the things of the spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him; anc he cannot know them, because thej are spiritually discerned." I Cor 2:14. "And he, the Holy Spirit, when h* is come, will convict tho world in re Bpect of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment." John IC:8. Spirltuiil discernment enables on' to know and understand sin and lt» ronseifuences as he iiover knew It be fore. It makes him feel the iieed o deliverance from sin. 11 leads him ti Jesus as the one who can make fret from sin and give life, abundantly Spiritual {llscernment brings Conviction of Shi. deep and pungent that fills the sou' with sorrow and shame. When th» people heard Peter's sermon on the Day of Pentecost; "they were pricked n their hearts." Acts 2:37. Conviction of sin la more than vir express, when we say, oh yeC I am 6 sinner. We are all poor sinners When real and deep it brings a Godi} sorrow that pleads to a turning awa> from sin, II Cor. 7:10; and to an in quiry as to how the consequences o' sin may be escaped. The convicted people In Peter's Pentecostal congregation did not wai: for 'Itie personal workers" to bun' them up, take hold of them persuade pull, urge, beg them to come to JesuE but out of the depths of their broker and contrite hearts, they said untt Peter and the rest of the apostles "Brethren, what shall we do?" Act; 2:37. These people were ready now foi instruction. Real, genuine convictioD of sin prepares the way for instnic- lon. This brings us to The iurjnlry Meeting. The inquiry meeting Is a good plac< for instruction, f he man under genuine cotivictlon wants to do something. Vea, he is exceedingly anxioue to do ."something. Let us study th* Scriptures that we may know what injitructions should be given to tht anxious inquirers. In this Pentecostal Inquiry meeting, Peter said unto them, "Repent ye, and be baptized everyone'^of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive thn gift of the Holy Spirit. And with many hdrtM tbrem toying, -save jtmriitlTM from this crooked generation." iuots 2:88-40. ' ' That we may know more fully tb «i meaning of the "many other words," Peter used 'In his testimony, and lu" struction to the people on this occas* ion: let us study carefully the following scriptures: "John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, repent ye; for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand." Matt. 3:2.. When John the Baptist was cast Into prison: "From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent ye; for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand." Matt 4:17. Mark says that J'esus "came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God Is at hand: repent ye aiid believe the gospel." Mk. 1:15. W^hett Jesus appeared unto his dls- cii)les in the upper room In Jerusalem at the close of the resurrection day: "Then opened he their mind, that they might understand the script turos; and he said unto' them. Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day; and, that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, bo- ginning from Jerusalem. Ye are witnesses of these things." Luke 24:45-48. Again it is written, "and apart from the shedding of blood there Is no remission." Heb. 9:22. Again "The blood of Jesus, God's Son cleanseth us from all sin." I Ji )hn 1:7. The ordinances, baptism and the ixjrds supper by their symbolism very beautifully and very forcefully empha- sizis and illustrutcs the teaching of tlicjc passages of Scripture. Read Rom. «:1-11; Matt. 26:26-30; Luke 22:14-23. Peter heralded a poor lam^ man at the Beautiful Gates of the Temple and In his address which followed: he said to the people, "Repent ye, therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out." Acts 3:19. In the old Testament the call to repentance is made plain and direct by Ezekiel in the following words: "Tam ye, turn ye, from your evil ways; for why will ye die?" Ez. 33:11. When the Ethiopian Eunuch requested baptism; "Phillip said. If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the . Son of God." Acts 8:37. While Peter preached to Cornelius ind his company "the Holy Spirit fell on all them that heard the word.*,' And Peter commanded them to be bartised in the name of Jesus Christ." .Acts 10:44-48. Paul says that he taught "publicly ind from house to house testifyiiig both to Jews and to Greeks repent- ince toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." Acts 20:20•21. > gain Paul writes, "for by grace ye •lave been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift \ 3f God." Eph. 2:7. " Paul in writing to the Romans aajv, 'The word is nigh thee. In thy niouth, md in thy heart: that is the word of 'aith, which ye preach: because If hou Shalt confess with thy mouth Icsus is \jaxiL, and thou shalt believe n thy heart that God raised Win from he dead, thou shalt be saved: for vlth the heart man believeth unto - rU'liteousness; and with the mouth onfusslon is made unto galratlon. 'or tho Scripture salth, Wbdsoever •lelieveth on him shall not be put to ;h;ime." Rom. 10:8-11. And again it Is written, "He that be- ie-eth on the Son hath eternal life." loim 3:36. I'^rom these Scriptures we learn that he awakened, anxious inquirers were- oM to do. They were told first, to repent. "Repent ye" are the words )f John the Baptist and Jesus as well is of Peter.: , They were told second to "belleva he gospel." And third,'to confess heir faith. "For with the;mouth concision is made unto salvation." From a study of the Word, we find he following, then to be the steps or 5tates through which a person passes ts he turns to God and accepts Jesus ts his Savior: Spiritual Disceroment, Tonvlction of Sin Repentance, Faith md Confession. That is conversion, I real genuine gosyel conversion. .Vote that the converted have their 3lns "remitted" and "blotted out;" that they received "the -gift of the Holy Spirit;" that they become heirs of the promises of God; that they have •eternal life." N'ote that the saved man is redeem^ d, (Gal. 3:13), Regenerated, Convert- d man. The saved and ONLY THE lAVED, are ready to. receive the Ordinances, baptism and the Lord 's ^ttp- :;cr and to enjoy the b!ea«ininV-<^ hurch membership. Acts 3:41-47.'' "The grace of the Lord Jeatn Christ be with you. My love be wttll ycAt til " In Christ Jesus." Amen. v ^- 7 —If you are troubled with ohronio v)niitlpatlon, thie mild and gentle effect of Chnmbelrlalu's TableU nwkM ^.er words \ ^^^^ —'

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