King's Business - 1928-04

T h e K i n g ’ s B u s i n e s s

April 1928


Holy One, to him who is despised o f men and rejected by the nation.” What nation? T o Isaiah and the inhab­ itants of Jerusalem, the word “ nation” would have only one meaning, the Hebrew nation. Therefore, this “ ser­ vant o f the Lord” is the one whom the Hebrew nation abhors and rejects. Being abhorred and rejected by the nation, God, according to the 110th Psalm, invites Him into the heaven of heavens (Psalm- 115:16), there to remain until He, the Lord, makes the enemies o f the Mes­ siah His footstool. When Messiah came the first time, the nation, being disappointed in the manner of His coming, rejected Him. They still as a nation reject Him even though there are individuals among them who have accepted Him. As the nation officially rejected Jesus as their Messiah, so will the League of Nations in the end time hold this convention in which they will utterly repudiate both the idea of God’s existence and of Christ’s divine Messianic claims. Calling Things by Their R ight Names A HUNDRED years ago Lyman Beecher was thundering against Unitarianism in New England. In a letter to a Mr. Cornelius, published in Mr. Beecher’s “ Autobiography and Correspondence,” he wrote: “ You are right in thinking the Unitarians are gaining. Their power o f corrupting the youth of the commonwealth by means o f Cam­ bridge is silently putting sentinels in all the churches, legislators in the hall, and judges on the bench, and scattering everywhere physi­ cians, lawyers and merchants. . . . “ It is also true that their concentration and moneyed resources give them great advantages, which we can balance only by arousing and con­ centrating the energies of the orthodox churches. This, this must be our first, second and third work, for when it is fairly done, the victory is won. “ The Unitarians cannot be killed by the pen, for they do not live by the pen. They depend upon action, and by action only can they be ef­ fectually met. Hitherto they have had easy work while mingled with the orthodox, coaxing some, threatening others, and hampering all. “ They have sowed tares while men slept, and grafted heretical churches on orthodox stumps, and this is still their favorite plan. Everywhere, when the minister dies, some society’s committee will be cut and dried, ready to calí in a Cambridge student, split the church, get a majority o f the society, and take house, funds and all. “ And there is no remedy while the orthodox sleep, and Socinians are allowed to lodge in the same fold with us. You are right in saying that the apathy of the orthodox is more ominous than the activity o f the Unitarians. It is time, high time, to awake out o f sleep, and to call things by their right names.”

Dr. Hurlburt and the Institute At the time of Dr. Hurlburt’s resignation the following statement was made before the Board of Directors by the Dean. “ There is no one here who feels this resignation more keenly than I do. It has been a great joy to work with Dr. Hurlburt during the time he has been associated with us hère. He is one of the most princely men that I have ever known; has-been most Christian in his contacts and in all the service rendered here. He has rendered a most signal service to the Institute and made possible certain changes and achievements; that would, in my judgment, seem impossible apart from his fine counsel and great influence. His has been a distinguished service throughout the years and in these days that we have been associated here we have seen how unselfishly he devotes himself to the cause of Christ in whatever form he takes it up. W e are very sorry to lose him, but knowing that the only thing that is worth while in all the world is the doing of the will o f God, we would not in any way try to hinder him from carrying out what he now believes to be God’s plan and work for him. I hope we may retain his counsel and fellowship in honorary service as he may be able to render it from that work to which he is now giving his life and time.” W e are very glad to say that Dr. Hurlburt has been elected a member o f the Bible Institute Society and con­ tinues as a teacher and editor and is cooperating in every way he can in the carrying out of the great task that is entrusted to the Institute. The Board of Directors and the executives very greatly appreciate his willingness to cooperate in this way. m World Ends This Year—They Say! A tract comes to hand. It’s first sentence is: “ The •world will end in the summer o f 1928.” ' Students o f the great pyramid declare that the Great Tribulation begins in May, 1928. Professor Pav, astrologer and seer o f Paris, announces the end for this summer, as the result of the explosion o f a constellation. A gigantic meteorite will strike the earth, he asserts. W e can heartily say : “ Come, Lord Jesus; come quickly’ ’ but far be it from us to fall in line with these modern prophets. It is “ not fo r us to know the times or the seasons.” None o f these men know the time, if the Scriptures are to be believed. Let us be ready, “fo r in such an hour as we think not the Son o f man cometh.” The Pathfinder publishes an article under the heading “ Prophetic Buncombe of 1927” and tabulates numerous guesses of the religious prophets, which, as usual, failed to materialize. Three Common Blunders “ There are three things which, if Christians do, they will find themselves mistaken: If they look for that in themselves which is to be had in another, viz., righteous­ ness; if they look for that in the law which is to be had only in the Gospel, viz., mercy; if they look for that on earth which is to be had only in heaven, viz., perfection.” E -Philip Henry.

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