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Christianity sings not only in the day but also in the darkest night. Songs in the night are signs of the morning. Such songs defeat despair, recommend our faith to a song less world, and are a great lubricator for the frictions of life. Let us praise God that, though we may be poverty- stricken, He is not. Too many Christians are singing a dirge. Let them take their Thanksgiving harp and sing. The night of despair and disappointment, disease and death, may have beclouded and befogged our pathway. Thanksgiving season is the time to sing our songs of hope and praise in the night. Such singing of our thanks brings joy in the morning. Let us join with that great group of noble souls who have started us singing.. Thank God for Matheson, who sang in the gathering gloom, “ O Love that will not let me go” ; for Lyte, who struck a responsive cord in human hearts with,“ Abide with me, fast falls the eventide, when the walls of his life were crashing in ruin about him; for Fanny Crosby, who, her blind eyes jeweled with tears, car oled, “ Draw me nearer, blessed Lord” ; for Mattaniah, who in Old Testament days, used his priestly office to teach the people to sing; and for Jesus Christ, who walked bravely out of the upper room into the garden of grief and death after “ they had sung an hymn.” Shall we not tune up our Thanksgiving harps and join together in singing an old. song of praise on this new Thanksgiving Day?
Another saint of God, who in everything was giving thanks, said, “ I was going home with some meat for supper. I stopped to tie my shoe string and a dog stole the meat, but thank God I still have my appetite left.” Thanksgiving turkeys are roosting too high for mil lions of Americans, but let us be thankful that we can still masticate and digest the plain foods God gives us. Thanksgiving is the time for those who are living on Grumbling Alley to move over onto Thanksgiving Avenue. Tune up your Thanksgiving harp, strike the string of gratitude, and begin to sing : Count your blessings, Another string we may strike upon our Thanksgiving harp is that of praise. “ I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live.” We live in a world of discords. Nature sings in the minor key. Christianity is the only religion which sings in the major key. If that be true, is it not high time for the children of God to lift their songs of praise? Thanks giving is the season for such singing. Perhaps some of us who belong to the household of faith have hung our harps on the willows. Then let us take our silent harps, tune them in harmony with our Father’s will, and sing again the songs of the redeemed. i s e ALPHABET o f SCIENCE i d is for chemistry, in the simple primer of modern information and research which we have begun to assemble. As was pointed out in the two preceding articles in this series, we are able today to use the very latest discoveries of the most careful sciences to survey the accuracy of the Bible, and to watch the Book pass through this peculiar process of investigation with flying colors. In this brief suggestion, we dare to ask the Scripture to meet the exact ing requirements of the most absolute of all sciences— chemistry. This is the most mathematical of sciences, as well as the most exact, for the whole procedure of chemistry is based on mathematical formulae. From the simple symbol, “ H 20 , ” on up to the most complicated expression of chem ical combinations it is possible to assemble, the mathemat ical method rules in the world of chemistry. It is above all others the science of creation, as it deals with the vital and physical make-up of all existing forms of matter. In the dim Teachings of the past ages, when men sought for wierd powers in the realm called alchemy, this science had its first origin. Men began to notice certain phenomena constantly recurring under the same conditions, always giv ing the exact results without deviation, and gradually Name them two by two, And it will surprise you What the Lord will do. P raise ■A A J J L a n d
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By HARRY RIMMER, Lés Angeles, Calif. Copyright by Research Science Bureau, Inc.
chemical knowledge became the heritage of man. What chance, humanly speaking, would a book writ ten by men some thousands of years ago, have of passing the rigid scrutiny o f the most advanced chemists of this age? The answer must be, “ None at all.” And such an answer would be absolutely correct. If, then, the modern chemist finds the volume we now deal with chemically ac curate after these many centuries and millenniums, the con clusion must be that it is of more than human origin. Knowing that the Bible is the Word of the living God, the Word that lives and abides forever, we come with great boldness to submit it to the acid test of chemical in vestigation. T he M iracle of C reation We will quote as our first authority the late eminent Edwin E. Slosson, who, until the time of his death recently, was editor of Science Service o f Washington, D.C. Dr. Slosson was a chemist of international repute, and he is noted for many books and articles popularizing science and teaching chemistry to the masses. Perhaps his most famous book is Creative Chemistry, but one of his most interesting works is called Sermons o f a Chemist. In this book, the author asserts:
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