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Primitive Christian from Wichita, Kansas • 5

Wichita, Kansas
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W.W. Grigsby V.U. 4 On April 6, we were called upon to conduct two funerals. One was a young wife, and youug mother, the otner an infant. In one case the mother loft the child behind, in the other the child left the mother behind.

Thus we see death is no respecter of persons. From infancy to old age there is no time in which death may not claim us. Let us be prepared at all times for the change. away, to renew them again to renentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and nut him to an ODen shame." Heb. This is only applicable to those who once had the truth and bare departed from it.

So in my humble judgment this scripture is applicable to them. k'It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Heb. 10:31. But lhavo written enough. If this escapes the waste basket I may write again.

Your brother for the whole truth as taught by Christ and his apostles, without addition or subtraction. W. S. Brewer. CONGRESS OF DISCIPLES.

A Move to Form an International Confedea-tion of Religious Denominations to Some Common Platform. OBITUARIES. he best churches are small churches where all the members know and love eacn other. While in some of. those large unwieldly city churches one member does not know even the names of half of the members that meet together on Lord's dav to be entertained by their pastor.

Of course a hired pastor wants a big meetinghouse and a big membership that can afford to pay the big salary for which he labors. In small churches there is a much better chance to develop the talent of the members and to strengthen and build up those that are weak and feeble. In a small church every individual realizes the necessity of being an active energetic member of the body of Christ, while in a large church many are only passive and are taught that some kind of a society is necessary to develop their working qualities, that there is no Dlace, in the church for them, except as nominal members. Consequently the society and not the church gets all the benefit of their love, labor, and influence. Members of those societies pay their money into the society, and then claim that the society has to support the church.

Then we would say for the encouragement of small churches that it is not numbers, but the gospel of Christ that is tbo power of God unto salvation to every one that believes. And if your faith is strong and and your lives pure, "I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor power nor things present, nor things (o come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall beable to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom 3:33,39. Will W. D. Taylor.

1319 Jackson St Anderson, Ind, Milton Dinnel died at his. home one mile north of the Catherine postofficeon Tuesday, March 5, 1901, of heart failure. He was 62 years of age. He leaves a wife, nine children, one sister and one brother. He confessed Christ a number of years ago and has lived a christian up to the time of his death.

He was taken to Daviess and buried ia the Scotland cemetery. Our father has gone to a better world, But sickness and death is not there; Where Christ has said in his holy word We shall go if faithful while here. Pearl Troxel, Catherine, Neb. Waid Hampton, son of JJro. J.

S. and Sister C. P. Ray, was' born March 21, 1900, and died April 4, 1901. Aged one year and 14 days-Little Waid was a very bright, little bov, but that maladv, lung fever, soon claimed him as a victim.

The writer spoke words of comfort to the sorrowing ones on the funeral occasion. Little Waid whom we loved so well Has gone to heaven, there to dwell; To live in joy for evermore On that far off golden shore. Though we no more can see him here, We may so live that we can meet him there, There to dwell with Jesus and God By ever living in strict obedience to his word. Homer E. Moore.

OFFICE NEWS AND NOTES. Lexington, March 29. The Rational Congress of Disciples, at the closing session last night, appointed a committee of seven to take charge of a movement, the object of which is an international confederation of religious denominations and organizations, the committee to report at the national missionary convention in Minneapolis in October. Denominations will, in the original formation, retain creeds, but will be auxiliary to an international congress and will affiliate with all other churches on some common platform. The ultimate purpose is to form one international church.

Cleveland, was chosen as the next meeting place. J. J. Haley, of Cynthiania, was elected president and E. Sams, of Chicago, secretary.

Bro. xvloore: I enclose you the above clipping taken from the Abilene, (Kan.) Reflector, a secular newspaper. This report of the Congress of Discicles plainly shows to every lover of God's word and who is willing to be guided by the same, that the Christian church or progressives, are not only on the way back to Rome, but are taking the lead and pointing out the way and are falling over each other to get there before the rest of sectdom Not one word said about uniting on the Bible, but on some common platform, the planks of said platform to be furnished by the Christian churcb, manufactured out of sanctified common sense timber, a commodity that belongs exclusively to thero, and on which they think they have a patent right. They are so anxious to unite with tbe sects tbat they are willing to sell out like Judas, but for less for a little popularity and to their enemies too. how sad to think of a people who once had the truth and were helping to hold up the glorious motto: 'Back to Jerusalem.

Speak where the Bible speaks: be silent whef it is silent," now taking the lead to get the hosts of earth away from the Bible to some human platform long enough and broad enougn for all sects to plant their sectarian feet upon without tramping on the religious toes of their sister churches, and thus make peace among the daughters of old Harlot with tbe plea of taking the world for Christ. Truly we are living in perilous times, and it behooves us to unsheath the sword of the Spirit one united effort to strike down this hydra headed monster that has arisen in the -church of the saints. The Apostle Paul in speaking of those who-leave their first love says: "For it is impossible to for tnose who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted of the good word of God, and of the powers of the world to come, if thev shall fall In order to boa christian we must imitate Christ. The Bible is the best loved and the worst hated book the world. When men become reconciled to God they will become reconciled to each other.

Christ went to Heaven. How can we expect to reach there unless we follow "in his footsteps?" We should glory in our weakness, for by doing so, we will put our confidence in the strengthof Christ. In the business dealing of this life men like to be on the safe side. Why not desire the safe side when it comes to eternal things? Menjn purifying their souls should look into the perfect law of liberty the Bible. Thev can then see when their heart is clean.

The Bible is like a mirror. You can look therein and see what manner of persons you are. This is the reason bad men do not like the Book. By looking tnerein they can see how black their hearts are. Dear Brethren in Christ.

The ranks of the little band of workers here at Hopewell, West Va have again been broken. This time we lose Sister Marlow, who has been an active member for about thirty years. She was fifty-two years at the time of her death. She departed this life Mar. 18th; leave five daughters to mourn their loss.

Her husband proceeded her to the spirit land a little over one year ago. Her only son also preceeded her four weeks before her death. Mother and son both died of the same disease, typhoid fever. 'We deeply feel the loss of our sister, but still we sorrow not as those that have no hope. Sister Marlow was a devoted Christian, a kind and lovmg mother.

funeral services were conducted bv McDougal. She was followed to the Hopewell Cemetry by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives; One by one the chairs stand vacant, That were filled bv those we love: One by one the seats are filling, In our Father's home above. A lriend and sister Christ, H. D.Kaufman. The following nersons are on "roll of honor" this week for securing new names for P.

C. 9 G.Gr. Meekv: 1.

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