The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 29, 1963 · Page 3
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 3

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, March 29, 1963
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Sunday School Lesson "God Hasn't Finished Yet" THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, Match tt, INI By ROY L. SMITH The Uniform Sunday School lesson for March 31: "PREP- PARATION FOR CHRIST'S COMING," Mark 13:1 through 14:9. A wise old . sage once said, "There is no great religion that does not have its great mystery." It is because religion deals with the most profound themes, that it sounds most mysterious. When t h e scientists begin discussing . the origins of t h e earth, of life, or of energy, they becomr almost com pletely unintel ligible, f o r thf simple reason that they begin SJttl'l'H to toss mathematical formulae, physical theories about in the most profound fashion. And those of us who are not numbered among the initiated immediately become confused. It is easy, under such circumstances, to assume that the scientist is "not a practical man," for the reason that he is not able to talk down to our ignorance. Both for the reason that some of the things Jesus said were mysterious and for the further reason that those who first reported his sayings were not sure of what he meant, in some in stances, there is much mystery in the New Testament. And among the mysteries is this matter of Jesus' second coming. There is no question but that the doctrine of the Second Coming dominates page after page of the New Testament. And there can be no doubt about the fact that the Apostle Paul steadfastly believed that Jesus was to return again to this earth, to take up the work he had begun on the occasion of his first visit among us, without finishing it. As time wore on, however, and Jesus of Nazareth did not reappear in the form Paul expected, his emphasis seems to have shifted. We find far less of the doctrine of the second coming in the letters Paul wrote from his prison in Rome, than we find in his letters to the Thesslonians, which are generally believed to be the first letters he wrote. Inside some circles of Chris tians much time is spent in an effort to decide upon an accu rate forecasting of the forms in which Jesus may be expected to appear. And all too often it happens tha this effort is made at the expense of the promotion of true piety. A young divorcee, whose per sonal life was under some sus picion, .explained her interest to pastor one day, when she said, I get a lot of satisfaction out of lying to imagine what it would » like to see Jesus floating trough the air accompanied by chorus of snow white angels ireparing to take this world ver and make all things new." Apparently, these thoughts .•ere much more comfortable nan facing the moral implica- ions of her own life, her wrecked home, and her irresponsible iving. A young clergyman, who had )een invited to give, the Thanksgiving Day address for our Ro- armed with a of newspapers ind magazines, carefully marked, with the corners of pages turned own. Upon being introduced, he said, 'I became impressed the other lay in the fact that there is a ery great deal of good news in 3ur newspapers and magazines <§••••••••••••••••••« SALE SEIDLIT? SatinTone* Latex Wall Paint SALE *Sft Medallion* SATIN ENAMEL Suuuttd (Wall 2ar. SALE'l?? Decorators latex Wall Paint SALE $ 3fi WIN Grand Tour of EUROPE for Two . •(••m*« ••••» sa anaw. »•••;- taan Mutant <a»$ far twa la LMfan, JUaitartam. Par i, MMrii M* UiMM. «« it's all ia aw. »**Bja^* i as •it I.H1IU Mat Oaaltr. Maato. totting Ml traval via TWA Jaf Strict tra all fwwliliri if jraur mm It ulacta* In aw MM ta to MM a* ar Mara tSffiJttZ&fi£ g^.«fi%8£ Ita taltn- Ik* BUDGE'S HARDWARE 117 S. Main ary Club, came >rief case full which does not get into the headlines. Apparently our editors believe that grim stories, somber warnings, and tales of tragedy are the big events in our world. I submit to you mat the good news is the big news." And with that he proceeded to read item after item that should have set our hearts singing. There was the item which told about two great Protestant bodies that were proposing to merge, about the achievements of justice in a certain industry, about the fact that our President was faithful in his church attendance, about a lessening of the tensions between Protestant and Catholic, about expanding economic opportunities for the Negro, etc., etc. As he read on and on, I began to have the feeling that the whole morning paper must have been full of good news. When I congratulated him a little later, he said, "Yes, I think everything I mentioned was an indication of the fact that Jesus is coming, a little here, and a little there, and I am delighted." Many yean ago Stanley High, as a brilliant young journalist, made a trip around the world, and upon his return, said, "There may be other names under Heaven whereby this world can be saved, but as I have seen the situation, there is no other name under heaven whereby the world is being saved." Some of the signs may be no larger than a man's hand against the sky, but at least one prophet discovered that even so small a cloud contained the promise of destiny. As an old preacher friend of mine once said, "Our God is not through." LOT IS PACKED WITH <1 Laff-A-Day CB Kinr Fwtan*'Syndicate. Inc., 1963. World rights ruervcd. Only a few hours left to take advantage of the tremendous savings offered on these cars. Buy now before they are sent to the Auto Auction and let us prove to you tha± the place to get more for your used car dollar is from your dependable hometown dealer ... MOORE CHEVROLET-OLDS, INC ALL IMPORTANT PUMP SMARTLY DETAILED BY "Boy. 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Hillman Minx with 4 Doors, Radio, Heater, Standard Transmission, original Finish. 1958 Ford Pickup $880 Perfect for all your hauling needs. Ford % Ton Pickup with economy six motor, Radio, Heater, 4-Speed Transmission. 1960 Chevrolet $1090 Here's an excellent first or second car. Economy Chevrolet with 4 Doors, 6 cylinder motor, Standard Transmission, Radio and Heater. We're loaded with 1959, 1958 and 1957 Used Cars and more are arriving everyday. These all are Moore's OK Used Cars. Let us save you money, here at home, by offering you more for your car dollar. Let us pass the savings on to you, our friends and customers, rather than sell" ing at a comparable price at the Auto Auction at dealer prices. Stop, Shop and Buy from Moore's your dependable dealer. If You Bought a Car and Didn't See MOORE -- You Lost Money! MOORE CHEVROLET-OLDS., Inc. '412 South Main Ph. C H2-3640 M

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