King's Business - 1922-11



REVISING THE REVIVAL METHOD Praise God for every boy ajid girl, man and woman, that has been brought to Christ no matter what the method used has been; and praise God for every method that may be inaugurated that will accomplish such results. We have been impressed with the fact that there is a need for a simpli­ fied form of revival work, and have been testing it out with great satisfac­ tion. No organization is needed. No heavy expense is involved. Everybody that so desires may engage in it. God cannot but honor it. It is as old as the early church and but one addition has been made to the equipment which the early church had and that is God-given—the printed page of the sure Word of God. It works-easily, naturally and can give no offense. Boys and girls have used it in such a satisfactory manner that our hearts have overflowed with joy at the results. This plan works any day or every day. It works anywhere. It works without worry. It works because God works it. After being engaged in soul-saving work for fifty years we have no hesitation in recommending this plan. Evangelists can use it. Preachers can use it. Teachers can use it. Individuals can use it. It works so easily that it is not work at all; it is a spiritual recreation. Suggestions concern­ ing it will be found in the “ inset” of this magazine. —T. C. H.

THE CHILD HEART AND THE CRITICAL HEART “ If organized Christianity is to retain its hold upon EDUCATED people, one necessary condition will be that it shall have at the back of all its teaching a theology which, whenever challenged, is demonstrably advancing with the ad­ vance of HUMAN KNOWLEDGE and with the development of the MORAL CONSCIOUSNESS. To abide by the fundamentals of Westminster theology is putting fetters on our feet, manacles on our wrists and a millstone about our neck.”— Dr. John Edwards, Presby­ terian Moderator, New Zealand.

“ Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For what man knoweth the things of a man save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”—Apostle Paul.

|It is pitiful, and sometimes amusing, to see so many men in our day taking the position that the truth of God is a scholarship prize, attainable only by those who have swallowed the rationalistic teachings of the day. The ordinary Christian is not supposed to know what Jesus meant by His teachings, and only those are fit to interpret the New Testament to him, who have taken a course in a liberal seminary. Yet when we open the New Testament, we read in the plainest of words that the things of God are not a scholarship prize at all—not addressed to the great intellects (which would confine them to the few) but to the lowly in heart (which puts them within the reach of all). Jesus said: “ I thank thee, 0 Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because

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