King's Business - 1911-11

in heaven is p e r f e c t ." (Matt. 5:44-48). If ye want to learn the full meaning of this answer " H a v e love one to another," " H a v e love to all me n ," and " L o ve your enemies," we must prayerfully and earn- estly study the wonderful " Charity-chap- t e r " (1 Cor. 13) remembering that the Greek word translated " c h a r i t y" in the King James version really means " l o v e . " Whosoever does not follow-the Master in the way of love to all men, is nothing. Thus the Saviour's gracious invitation, "Follow m e , " calls us to follow Him in the way of self-denial and suffering, of meekness and lowliness, of patience, of obedience, and of perfect love. To follow Him thus means to let our light so shine before men, that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father which is in heaven. To follow Him thus means to be a partaker of the blessing of which David sang, "Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.'' ocean. Bombs and dynamite do their fear- f ul work. "Lynchings, North and. South, of inno- cent and guilty, are reported. Mobs gather at slightest provocation and defy the au- thorities. Kioters, young and old, desecrate the Sabbath. Peaceful excursionists are insulted in-our cities by young toughs and rowdies of both sexes. " T h e divorce courts are working over- time, and young women parade the streets in costumes that the chorus girls of the stage have made notorious, ridiculous and indecent. Chorus girls are on every street in flimsy, clinging garments, and the white slave traffic increases by leaps and bounds. "Legislative bodies are debauched by demagogues and rankest municipal corrup- tion is widespread. " T h e prosperity of the country is over- looked, while upstart ' uplifters' clamor t.o be heard, and climb for every office in sight., " T h e theaters are crowded, while the pews of the churches are empty, and re- ligion is at the lowest ebb. " Un d er what sign of the zodiac are we living? ^Drifting ?

writes, " T h is is love, that we walk after his commandments" (1 John 5:3)? (5) As we ask again, " Lo r d, where shall we follow Thee?", gently the Savior an- swers, " T h is is My commandment, that ye love one. another, as I have loved Yo u ." (John 15:12). Ah, let us remem- ber that He also said, " B y this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to a n o t h e r ," (John 13:35). But let us also remember that He likewise commanded us to love our enemies; " L o ve your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you, that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven. For if ye love them which love you, what re- ward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so? Be ye there- fore perfect, even as your Father which is [From Signs of the Times:] A heading in a San Francisco paper of September 4 reads: "Police aghast at Epidemic of Crime. Murderous thugs shoot victim who resists attempt to hold him up in hotel. Pedestrians are victims. Out of ten crimes reported to the police, three arrests only appear on records." And then the article declares that there is an unusual number of holdups and rob- beries occurring in San Francisco. And such is about the news that comes from all parts of the country. In Leslie's Illustrated Weekly of Au- gust 24 is the following striking editorial, the perusal of which we commend, to/our readers as a fulfillment of what is- stated over and over in God's Word, that evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse: " WHAT IS THE MATTER ?" " T h e world 'seems to be upset. Agita- tion, unrest, and distrust prevail. King- doms are being uprooted, monarchies un- dermined, while rankest soicalism seeks its day. ' ' Gr e at labor disturbances with loss of life are chronicled on both sides of the Wl)itl)er arc

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