King's Business - 1911-11

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J. H. Sammis

Unitarian Washington, Oct. 26.—A vig- Testimony. orous attack on Christian Sci- ence was made at the annual conference of Unitarian churches to- day. Rev. George R. Dodson of St. Louis characterized it as " a menace to the country and to national l i f e ," and a ' ' fanaticism.'' i Dr. Stalker, author of a " L i f e of Jesus, of Christ," and a " L i f e of P a u l ," has a current article on "Wh at Did Jesus Mean by Calling Himself a K i n g ?" He reasons t h at Jesus limited His claims to kingship to calling a people, legislating for them (in the spiritual realm) judgment (but in spiritual matters and the final judgment only), and suffer- ing for them. He adds, " B u t the provi- dence by which His life was controlled carried Him past the Messiahship at which He aimed, in order to bestow on Him a f ar more comprehensive kingship; He missed the throne of the Jews in or- der that He might win the throne of the universe; even for Him this was a mys- tery till it was made clear by the e v e n t ( ! ) ." Jesus. 3NTot scholarship but Scripture is Shall our Bible. We believe "A ll that Reign. Moses and the prophets did wr i t e ," Luke 24:25. If they . wrote anything they wrote this: -A son of David shall reign on the throne of David over the house of Jacob in the land of David and under the whole heav- ens and of His kingdom there shall -be no end (Psa. 89:34-37; Esk. 37:21-25; Luke 1:30-33; Acts 15:15-18; Dan. 7:27; Rev. 5:8-10), The Jews rejected this kingship of scholarship; this scholarship rejects that kingship of the Jews; and God will confound both Jewry and Christendom and yet set His king on His holy hill Zion (Psa. 2:6, 10-12). Let both be wise and kiss the Son lest He be angry. King Dispensational The critical difficulty with Exposition. our " scholars" is" that pride of intellect which refuses to give due credit to the super- natural in the structure of Holy Scripture. The Divine scheme of dispensational dis- tinctions they ignore. : But no scholarship is competent to expound God's Word that is blind to those distinctions. Dr. Stalk-

er's spiritual kingship belongs, indeed, to this age, but the kingship of the prophets shall also be realized in the millennial" age. Tyndale said that he "Hoped to see the day when the ploughboy should know more of the Bible than the Pope himself.'' The Bible Institute, by the aid of sound and believing scholarship, can help its stu- dents to a better knowledge of the Bible than the " s c h o l a r s" can, or have. And they shall escape the blasphemy of charg- ing the Lord to whom all His works are known from the beginning of the world, Acts 15:18, with "missing the Messiah-' ship at which He aimed." God help us. Eddyism The progeny of the father of and lies bear a striking family like- Papacy. ness. Comparing Eddyism and the Papacy we find that both: Build on borrowed falsehoods. The Pap- acy on " t h e false decretals" of the pseu- do-Isadore; Eddyism on the false phil- osophy of Dr. Quimby. Confess an infallible head, the one a pope (i. e. papa, father), the other a popess, " M o t h e r " Eddy; Enthrone the Bible by profession, but dethrone it in practice; Piously profess to interpret it, but im- piously misinterpret it; Disparage private interpretation, the one by referring to the priest, the other to "Science and Health with Key to the S c r i p t u r e ;" Pretend to a divine inspiration, which, however, conflicts with divine inspiration in the Bible; Use the symbol of the Cross, but substi- tute works for its grace; Pretend to work miracles of healing, most of which are pure invention, many are puerile trivialities, and the residuum are doubtless due to mental suggestion; Are indifferent with respect to any change of heart, or inherent disposition, in the experience of their converts. Forbid their votaries to read or hear dis- cussion antagonistic to their teaching; Hold that ignorance is the safeguard of their system; Condemn marriage as sensual, and in- compatible with the purest sanctity; Deny when expedient what they affirm on occasion; Borrow from paganism the one its rites

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