King's Business - 1928-04


T h e K i n g ’ s B u s i n e s s

April 1928

Christ is mentioned directly 104 times, and many times indirectly, in the New Testa­ ment. Our Lord’s teachings were per­ meated with this truth. It is the out­ standing message of all New Testament writers. Paul writes in the Scripture les­ son for today, “ If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain.” Elsewhere he writes, “ If in this life only we have hope, we are of all men most miserable.” The dying testimonies of countless thousands give proof o f a life after death. —o—111. C hoice N uggets “I am a living soul, a soul that contains all the life I have, and this soul, this something, can never fade away and be­ come nothing and cease to be. It will also retain its properties of perception, thought and memory, for these are of its nature and constitute the essence o f its being.” V—W. B. Watson in The Religious Press Digest. “ The moment before a human being dies, he weighs so much, his weight is so much, and his structure is of a certain character; both macroscopic and micro­ scopic. A moment after he dies, he is the same in appearance, in height and in structure, in every respect, really, except one, namely that life has gone out of him —a thing that you cannot feel, you can­ not discover by any o f the human senses, but the greatest reality in the world. It is the great imponderable. Science cannot deal with it, but faith can and does. ‘The things that aré seen are temporal ; the things , that are not seen are eternal.’ ”— Selected. “ But there will come another era, when it shall be light, and man will awaken from his lofty dreams and find—his dreams still there, and that nothing is gone save his sleep.”—Richter. afe A pril 15, 1928 The Dangers of Slang and Cheap Talk Matt. 12:33-37 Let me no wrong or idle word . Unthinkingly, say ; Set Thou a seal upon my lips— Just for today. T houghts on T he T opic Slang ! Slang ! How easy it is to fall prey to the habit o f using slang. We hear it almost daily. Slang is one o f the bad habits of Americans. Someone rightly said : “TheTine is wery thin between slang and vulgarity.” The dangers to which we lay ourselves open when we permit slang to become part o f oúr vocabulary are not a few. The use o f slang always pulls downward;, it never pulls upward. -How we speak indicates what we are, for “out o f the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Luke 6 :43-45. Slang is a careless, thoughtless habit, which tends to demoralize our speech and in the final analysis demoralizes us, for much o f the slang o f today is born in the underworld. Slang borders on profanity, for many o f the bywords are contractions o f names o f the Deity and words which only apply to the Godhead. “Thou shalt not take thè name o f the Lord thy God in vain.” “ Swear not at all; neither by heaven ; for it is God’s throne,” Matt. 5:34. Language is like seed. If we sow it in the heart, it grows. Success and destiny

The Scroll of the Law

A pril 8, 1928 Easter Why We Believe in Immortality 1 Gor. 15:16-23


Beyond the sunset’s crimson bars, Beyond the twilight and the stars,' Beyond the midnight and the dark, Sail on! Sail on 1 0 happy barque, Into the dawn o f that tomorrow Where hearts shall find the end of sorrow, And love shall find its own.—Anon. t ' —9— ' T houghts on T he T opic All religions have a certain belief in life after death. The American Indian, with his superstitious heathen religion, be­ lieves in the happy hunting ground, and when he dies, his friends bury with him such things as wfll be useful to him in his new sphere. The East-Indian, believing in reincarnation, does not dare to kill a fly, for it might be some ancestor returned to earth; thus we might name the beliefs of the other heatheh religions, but the only religion that teaches, with assurance, the reality o f a future life in bodily form like unto the present" form, only a more per­ fect and grander; life, is the Christian re­ ligion. Belief in God the Creator, Jesus Christ His Son, the Bible His revealed will for man, brings with it an unfaltering belief in immortality, Job, considered to be one of the first writers of Scripture, raised the question, “If a man die, shall he live again?” Pass­ ing through the great test o f affliction which’ God permitted to come to his life, he was able to answer, “ For I know that, my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall;' stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though aftei my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.” Reading the account of the fall in Gen. 3, we discover that death was the penalty for sin and that penalty passed upon ail mankind. Rom. 5 :12, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” But God does not leave us there. He sent “ His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The Christian has every reason to believe in immortality, be­ cause first, the One who came to give im­ mortality rose, Himself, from the grave. No other religion can claim this o f their leader. Go to China and ask them to show you the resting place o f Confucius. They will take you to his grave and say that is where their leader lies. The second reason why the Christian has every hope in a resurrection is that it is one o f the two fundamental truths o f the Gospel. The resurrection of Jesus

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