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News of the VJork of Ralph R. Harter^t 11?/33^

Swaroop Nagar^ Kanpur, Rhp., India, or^T^uary 13tli, 193^


This is
test

we

perhaps

the la

have ever been in

ris family who v/onted to


see the Taj Mahal on their

despatching GHRISIASIM snd

way to the. Bilaspur Confer

H.T
Perhaps the greatest
delayiitig factor was - t h e
Missionary Conference held
at Bilaspup which kept us
av;ay - from Kanpur from Dec.

ence, It was a. pleas ant 're


spite after
the Christmas

31st to Jan. 9th. Then when


we got back, cui'- first'duty
was to .get 'che Hindi pgper
to the printer.
The Bilaspur . Conference
was the fJ.rst

of its ki.nd.

The food,
fellowship, and
messages were all very good
and i t is hoped that i t
will

held

Those

become an annual eveht

at

different places.

attei^iding

v;ere

the

Rashs.' , Rempels *, Morris ^,


GettersS Davis',
and Ro
lands ' ,
as
well
as Miss
Stewart, Miss Douglas
(of
Pittsburgh teaching in Ma
dras), .and myself.
On Dec,
28th X went to
Agra .to. act as translator
and guide for the Art Mor

festlvit ies.

The happiest news we have

to report is that Mr. and


Mrs, Prank Rempel
v/ i t h
their
boys Dale and Dean,
and their dog Tuffy,
moved
to Kanpur
on December 9'C^*
Prank

is

the nev/ editor

of

cmiSTASIAN, and Mar-ie is


the nevj manager of the Book
Store. Prank is also taking
over my duties as publisher
of the Hindi paper. Day by
day
the responsibilities
are being transferred
in
preparation for
my depar
ture from Kanpur on March
1st. With the

annual church

election on Jan. l\.th


also

as Pastor

the

I v/as

relieved of Kiy duties


and Treasurer

of

Swarupiiagar" congrega

tion,
and a new editor for
the church bulletin has al
so been chosen.

Sincu I

hiivt; had

sucdi an

After

year of exp^jri-.

easy time to transfer my . -enc.e as., driver for Mrs.


Rothermel, Stanley Nath is
responsibilities, it might
.occur to some that there is

no need for my return. But


these many duties have been

presenting

me

from giving

as much attention
llLorature as

Perhaps

when

India^ I

will

specialize

to Hindi

is necessary.

return to

be

more

able tu
in

that

field.

On the first Sunday that


the Rompels were in Kaiipur,

Frank, Marie, Dean,


and
their
cook placed
their
membership v/ith the local
congregation. On the same

day

(Dec, ll^th)

on

his-

own. Pray for

him,

Wilson, whom we reported


injured in our
last issue,
made a quick recovery.
He
has since

received

good

opportunity with the Indian


Railways; and he and his
f'fmiily have moved this week
to Ghaziabad, near Delhi,
The main casulty of my
dep^arture from India will
bo my Moslem cook, Mahmud.
His dismissal will most

likely bo a permiHient one.

Prank bap

tized Dale.
I
was not on
hand
to v;itness the happy

event since I preached that

day a.t Ragaul

now

visited

7th on the S.S. VXETILUI- I

On Christnias Day I prea


ched at Kulpahar. For years

hope to reach Kobe, Japan,


on March 28tli via Colombo,
Singapore, Saigon, Manila,

v;ith Mrs.

and

TRAVEL PLANS

The Lord willing, I v/ill .


soil from Bombay on March

Rothermel.

the Rempels had urged mo to

and Hong Kong. My passage

spend Christmas at Kulpahar

from Japan to San Francisco

and so this year I


in the meantime
moved to Kanpur.

will be on a Japanese

did. But .
they had
However,

freighter of the O.S.K.


line leaving Yokohama on

a;7iple hospitality was fur


nished by the missionaries

Apr. 2:1st. (21st) .

present there.
Kg final decision has yet
been made
a s
to whore

cular preference as to when


I should speak at their
church or camp should send

Andrlyas 'will lodge during


my absence. He will finisn

ble to my forvjarding agent.

this year, of schooling here


in Kanpur and then some new

Miss Florence Douglas, Rt.


3, Flora, Illinois.

arrangement
after t h a t .

will

be

made

Those who have any parti

a letter as soon as possi

ANNUAL

JSTATISTICS

Tho Book Store

$155; Medical $3ll.; Passport

1956

1957 1958

Sales

$80lj. $390 $838

Expended
Deficit

$951) 1208 1011


$152 $318 $173

Bibles Sold

I38

125

59

Testaments

122

132

113

portions

317

122

95

813

589

75I1-

Life

phy $l4; Camp $32^ Furlough

$110; and Salary $1075Mi 3 s ion ary Do liar


From the above t o t a l s
v/e
can .analize
the anatomy of;

the Kanpui"' Missio nary

of Christ

Visualised

$lo4-; Banking $5; photogra

Bible for

1957
Ralph's Salary

Youth by
C.J.Sharp

171

250

Davis t Cards

Boys

ig^

Christasian
Book Store

12

From these statistics


it
Hous ing
evident
that
the
Book N.T. Pub.
Store suffered a slight re
Church

lid

is

cession. this
past
year.
This
is
partly due to the
fact

that

the Hliidi Bible

is still out of print,

and

for this reason


our
Bible
sales
have
been hal"'-ed.

Medical

The

we supplied 50 more to Bro.


Bernel Getter' in Surguja,

is

for

we

forgot to bill him

them.

blame

So

some

of the

for the 1958 recess

ion must

be

laid

at our i n

efficiency.
But we a r e now
billing him and
ar e
t hus
looking forward
to a prosperous New Year.

Total Expenditures for '58


(In Round Figures)

i-y

reason

In addition to the II3 N.T.

but

Carap
Minor Items

duced

for

expenditure

that

this

was so near

on boys

year I

have

to leaving the

country.

During

1958

the Sv/arup-

nagar
congregation
was
blessed with 11 new members

by baptism

and 9 by- trans

fer, There are five members

v^ho

preach ^by

dren

ament

and tv/o v/idov/s.

$305; Housing !j|>3li!-; Church,

the re

only been caz-ing for the


one boy, Andriyas. I t would
not have boon feasible
to
take in more boys when I

Book Store $173; Boys $227;


Christasian $371> New Test
publications Ass.'n.,

i-},i
bi
lit/,
lid,

H
u

Furlough

1959

church

turn. 'The

assists eight chil

in

their

education,

We regret

that

as we go

to press v/e cannot locate


the' list of contributors
for November-

But what

we

have v/e give unto you.


CONTRIBUTIONS PGR OCTOBER

Ai DECEIvIBER,

1958

Illinois;
Paxton Women

$30.00

Mrs. Oglesby

l-.OO

Indiana;
100.00
10.00
20.00

The Henry Scljramms


The Kenneth Eades
PranJc. Re as

5.00

The Colestocks
Kentucky;

28., 00

Mt.' Carmel Church


Michigan^
Sumner Juniors

^2.00

Minnesota?

35.00

Mrs-'UI^ace Kickerson
Missouri;

9^00

Liberty Juniors

- 31^50

Liberty As Ps & Yps


The Donald Peels

. 35-00-

Ohio;

' i^o.oo

Clinton Church
Bladensburg L.D.s
North Terrace
Clinton Teens

20,00

- 13.25
.

The Jacob gnyders


S abi na

Branch Hill
The Lewis Holdrens

Mrs. Prances Steels

J apan;
Hiiro Id Sirns

TO DECEMBER 3lST,

1953

Book-Store

$2[i.9.29

N .T .. public ations

59-87

Boys

31'88

Gla' is t as i an

6l 83

Housing

i}_2 .ii.6

Church

31-72

Banking

3-18

Medical '

1911

Deposit on Boat Tkt. 110-00


Salary
200.00

TOT AL EXPENDED

# 809 . 3hr

Luring this time? Book


Store receipts totalled

$303.81. Sales included 13


BibleS;, 36 Nev/ Testaments,

J4.3 portions, 3^8 Life of

Christ. Visualized; I4.2 Bible


for Youth, and 250 Dav.'sJ
Ghcistmas Cards.

Vfe shall not


at^^empt to
suTijmerize the above figures
until our

next

issue when

v/e hope to have the list of


November

the

contributors.

event

In

that

that l i s t

has be'en stolen,

those who

16.00

contributed

10.00

6o,oo

should be suspicious of any


letter 'they m; a y receive

10.00

fi'om the thief.

i^.0.00

in

November

I t has been decided that

10.00

during our absence from In

Washington;
Elmer Barnes

'expenditures prom OGT, 29t-H

3-00

dia that we v/ill send


a month to. bear' our

10.00

TOTAL CONTRIBUTED - $558-75

.of

$100

share

the burden here.

MISS FLORENCE DOUGLAS


RT. y> FLORA, ILLINOIS,
is our forwarding agent.

(December 1958 Issue mailed late)


Number 4

Volume 1958
WE SALUTE YOU

So/ufe presents

our friends &

fellowworkers in the homeland. Pray

THE KULPAHAR KIDS' ISSUE

for us and with us for the salvation

of the people to whom God has sent


us to minister His Word.

SALUTE is published at Joliet, 111.


each quarter in March, June, Sep
tember, & December for the Church
of Christ Mission, Kulpahar, U. P.,
India by the Mission Services Press,
509 West Jefferson, Joliet, IlL
Entered as Second Class Matter at

the Post Office in Joliet, Illinois.


MISSIONARIES

and their forwarding agents


Thomas & Leota Rash, Mrs. A, 6.

Slough, 136 Gillette St., Painesville,


Ohio. Project: Village & city evan
gelistic centers.
Leah E. Moshier, Mrs. Joanne Yorke,
4601 East Granada Road, Phoenix,
Arizona. Project: Orphanage.

Dolly M. Chitwood, Mrs. Verma Bergenholtz, 4044 Century Blvd., Lynwood, California. Project: Kulpahar

The children's woric at Kulpahar


Kulpahar Kids' Home (orphanage) and
Kulpahar Christian School are the

projects of Leah Moshier and Dolly


Chitwood. This issue seeks to give you
a condensed view of what has happened
in the past 10 years, since this phase
of the work began, and what hopes we
hold for the future.

We are grateful for the privilege and


responsibility of service in the Master's
fields here, on your behalf. Thankfully,
we recall the blessings of the years
past, and-hopefully, plan to continue our
service here. How definitely we realize
that we could not serve here were it not

for those at home who give to make all


this possible. So, out thanks to all who
underwrite our monthly expenses of the
Home and School, and to the First
Church of Christ, Phoenix, Arizona and
the South Broadway Church of Christ,

Christian School.

Los Angeles, California, our respective

Prank & Marie Rempei, Central Chris

livinglink congregations.
We would thank all of you, too, who

tian Church,

Blvd.,

2724 S. E. Hawthorne

Portland, Oregon, Project:

Publications.

Villa .J. Stewart, R. N., Central Chris


tian Church Missions, Bo* 144, Char-

lottetown, P. E. 1., Canada. Project:


Medical Work.

I'.dna M. Hunt, Miss Chrissie Semple, 9241 35th Ave. S. W., Seattle 6,
Wash., Project:Village Women's Work.

have held us up before the Throne of


Grace during these several months of
Dolly's illness. Released from the hos
pital in early November, she expects to
be able to resume work the first of the

10 Years Past and a

pjjjTTtaBe [ifl[ia[y]Ka[RraE)

THAT'S the way we have felt

while observing this lO-year


anniversary of the Kulpahar
Kids* Home. Laughter has been
occasionally mixed with tears dur

ing years past; but the young fear


little and hope much, so the future,
for them, is without limit, indeed!
On our cover page, Sosun, now

a lovely 11-year-old, honors the

that all will not survive the neglect


and malnutrition suffered before

they are brought to the Home. For


those who do, the facilities of the
Home and School, as pictured on
the following pages, minister to
their needs.

Through you in the homeland,


the Lord has met every material
need as it has arisen, and sent an

"heart oftheHome," Munnie Peters,


with the first slice of the anniver

sary cake. Ten years ago, Munnie


was helping rescue her, our first
orphan, from the dreadful effects of
neglect and opium. Munnie was no
stranger, then, to the fears experi
enced by most young mothers. After
caring for 53 that have come to the
home in 10 years, she has become

Iw-J

calm and confident.

Each year several babies have

occasional luxury periiaps to re

been lovingly tended and brought

mind us that the love He 'sheds

into robust health, like the toddlers


shown here. We can't help remem

abroad in your hearts" is an over


flowing one. Repeatedly, He has
justified our faith that there will
always be enough to take in one

bering the 13 little ones who didn't


live beyond their first year. Though
it grieves us, it's to be expected

more small child.

Happiness House is home for


94 of the children. They chose that
name for the big, two-story building
from where, according to the little
ones, they "can see the whole
world!" The large open area on the

second floor does give an excellent


view of the countryside. It's a
favorite study spot for the girls, a
winter sunning place for the babies,
and there, during devotions at twi
light-time, the children's voices
sound sweet and clear as they sing
their thanks to a loving and bounti
ful Heavenly Father.

her constant responsibility. We're


sure her happy, loving disposition
helps erase the nightmarish mem
ories some of these little fellows
have of how cruel the world can

be for a child without good parents.

"Baby room" youngsters, 32 of


them, are from crib-size to kinder
garten age.' Five women manage to
take care of their wants, day and
night. Most of the women who work
in the Home are young widows,
with

small children of their own.

Mohanni, (top row, extreme left) is


usually on night duty with one
helper. Changing beds, "bottling"
the five babies at 10 and two, get
ting toddlers up a couple of times
to prevent accidents, and keeping
mosquito nets tucked in gives them
a busy night. In the morning, it's
oftentimes a race to see which baby
roomer makes it to the swings and

slides first! Toys, dolls, and their


own lively curiosity about all that
goes on keeps them happy through
the day. On starting to school they
acquire new status and the right to
move into the boys' quarters or up
stairs with the big girls.
Seen here with her 20 young

rough-and-tumble charges, Vimala


could probably tell psychologists a
thing or two about little boys. Save
for a few hours in school, they are

A fortunate few know nothing other


than the cheerful, kindly atmosphere
of the Home, having come here when
only a few days old. When they tire
of toys and marble games, they do
their

best to imitate the football

and hockey gamesoftheolder boys


especially the noisy part!

A "Big Sister" arrangement


lightens the load a bit for Munnie
in her care of the 42 girls living in
the large upstairs rooms. It also
creates something of a family re
lationship between the girls es
pecially good for those who have
no relatives at all. A long school
day, study hours, and chores keep
them well-occupied most of the
time. Besides keeping their own
rooms in order, they do most of the
sweeping, wash their own dishes,
and all over 12 years old, wash
their own clothes by hand. Most of
them have a favorite among the
babies and enjoy taking them for a
walk after school. However, there's
time for them to play on the may-

pole or swings, join in badminton,


or their fast Indian running game,
"Teepo."
During long hot summer days,
they spend time on fancy-work or
at more utilitarian tasks, such as

stringing beds for themselves and


others in the Home. Here a village
woman, expert at this craft, shows
Alice the way to complete the
intricately woven mat that serves
as springs for their cots. One of
our teachers who is skilled in spin
ning and rug weaving delights in
teaching the gids these crafts in
the

summer.

When

they

become

housewives, they'll find such hand


work useful for balancing the budget
of the meagre average Indian income.

teaching duties, the Lais find a


challenging service in being sub
stitute parents to 15 young boys,
along with their own small son.
It's good that the Lais are young,
for it takes youthful vigor to keep
up with that many eight-to-12-yearolds. Last year's flu epidemic is
about the only thing that ever put
them all down at once!

Contentment Cottage with its


family of 16 teen-age boys, some
times belies its name. At least it
was chosen with an ideal in mind.

Julius and Salome Yafat, who "fa


ther" and "mother" them, ate content
in this work for the Lord and do

impart a generous measure of that


same spirit to the boys. When it

' f/l f

comes to enthusiasm and coopera


tion in woric or sports, the boys are
right there. Neither is there com

It was the Lord's blessing that


brought Munnie to us when the Home
began. When it outgrew one roof

and Munnie's supervision. He pro


vided two young couples, the Yafats

plaint about pulling all the water


they use from a well nearby, wash
ing and ironing their own clothes,
and doing their own dishes, but
neat shelves and drawers are their
Waterloo!

and the Lais, who also feel His

leading in this ministry to unfortu


nate children. A quarter of a mile

down the road from Wappfness House

are their two homes for bigger boys.

Home

of Love was what the

boys named the home that McLaw-

rence Lai and his wife, Gumelo,


make for them. Besides their school-

-#

;f.r

\mATOF THEIR FUTURE?

Not a surprising question, and


one we've often been asked, both
here and in the States. It is a ques

tion to give one pause, when there


are some hundred and thirty for
whose destiny we feel a great re

sponsibility. Bible instruction in

Junior High School without heeding


the Lord's call.

With most, if not all, of their


early life spent in the Home or
school, in the last 10 years 15 young
Christians have gone out into a
wider area of association for work

or further training:

the classroom, as well as in church


and Bible school, helps the children
realize that to become a Christian

they must choose the Lord Jesus


Christ and His way - they're not
just conveniently bom into it, as
in Islam or Hinduism. Since they

grow up in a Christian community,


with church and Bible school atten

dance the accepted thing, it's


usually not until early adolescence
that they really understand and feel
the need of an individual personal
relationship to Christ. Happily,
none, thus far, have completed

Two young men are in Junior College. One of them,


Mangal Deen, still aspires to the ministry, the other
to schoolteaching.

Three of our girls are attending a mission high school


in Jhansi, seventy miles from Kulpahar.

Four girls are completing their nurses' training in


hospitals in this province.
SIX

One young man is a railway guard on the Great Indian


Peninsular Railway.

Four girls decided on marriage as their career and


have happy Christian homes. Two are settled at
Kulpahar, the other two in towns not very far away.

One young man is a clerk in the government Public


Works Department.

Nothing hurts more than the friendly letter


that one never got around to writing.
Brendan Francis

CALENDAR FOR 1959


JANUARy
12 3

4 6 6 7 8 9 10
11 121314 161617
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

JULy

12 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 1011
1213141516 17 18
19 20 2122 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

FEBRUARy

AUGUST

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 1011 121314
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28

9 1011 12131415
16 17 18 19 20 21 22

MARCH
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 1011121314
1516171819 20 21
22 23 24 25262728
29 30 31
APRIL
12 3 4
6 6 7 8 9 1011
121314 15161718
18 20 21 22 23 24 25
2627 282930

MAy

31

JUNE
1 2 3 4 6 6
7 8 9 1011 1213
141516171819 20
21 22 2324 25 26 27
282930

1
7

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
3031

SEPTEMBER
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 101112
13141516171819

20 21 22 23 24 2526
27 2829 30
OCTOBER
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11121314151617
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2526 27 28 29 3031

f 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1011 1213 14 1516
17 1819 20 21 22 23
24 252627 28 2930

NOVEMBER
3 4 5 6 7

1011 121314

15 16 1718 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 262728
29 30

DECEMBER
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 6 9 1011 12
13141516171819
20 21 22 23 24 2526
27 28 29 30 31

.yl.

Mm.

Representing the only !

%^the District has someti'


K. G.'ers learn their numbers on
wooden slates.

rassment to our students, alw


gathering of schools. Small v<
winners in school competitions

The most recent of such 1

Coronation Medal to one of our

uates. Previously, the Kulpah:


first prize in a regional hand
first in a district Scout rally,
spector's report reads, "This s
in this area and the buildings at
Our Christian staff is c

contend earnestly, too, fo


crown of life."

Mrs. Nurani David waits for Rahil s

answer fractions ugh!

ft. >
In monsoon humidity sixth>graders
literally "sweat it out " at exam time.

ecogoized Christian school in


tes proved a source of embarys in the minority, in a local
onder, then, that being prize
gives them great satisfaction.

Fifth-grade girls crochet, knit, and


embroider. Can "sew a fine seam,**

lonors is the awarding of the


1958 junior high school grad-

ir Christian School has taken

icrafts exhibition and placed


Moreover, the last school inchool is better than any other

:d hostels are most attractive,*

oncerned that our students

c that eternal prize, "the

u.
Gardening teacher, John David,
sending okra grown in the school
garden to the Home. Hindustani
style transport!

ri-iSiv. . . I

Our boys' favorite subject carpen


try. Elisha, Manoranjan, Patras,
Peter, and Sushil using tools of the

ThrougK t h e E
th
"O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!"

"We doubt if there is a better-equip

We heartily agree with that bit

of Robert Bums' Scotch philosophy, ped, better-staffed, better-organized, or


but seeing ourselves as others see
us is not so easy. The heartening
thing is when others perceive and
appreciate, at least, our intentions.
especially when the one observing
has a good frame of reference for
his observations. Ralph Hatter has
been acquainted with the work at
Kulpahar since 1947, His six years
in the teeming city of Kanpur has
given him wide experience in the
social conditions of children there.

Hence, we appreciate his comments


on the Home and School in a recent

issue of his Christasian magazine,


from which we quote below.

better-managed orphanage in the whole


of Asia. And, best of all, it is dedicated
to teaching undenominational, true-tothe-Bible Christianity.

'This institution is hardly eleven

years from its very meagre beginnings,


It is, therefore, too early to know what
its impact will be on India. But the in
fluence of its alumni is beginning to be
felt. The first fruits look good, and
there promises to be a bounteous har
vest.

"Kanpur is greatly indebted to the


Kulpahar Kids' Home for sheltering so
many of its motherless and fatherless
children. At the present time there are
at least 28 Kanpur children at the Home,
and there are probably more.
"There are many others in Kanpur
who would like to send their children

"Kulpahar is a little teeny bit of a

place with a big heart. The train stops


there for such a short time that passen

gers must be fully awake or they will


end up way beyond. One man was so

worried about getting off at Kulpahar


that he got off one station too soon.
But this little place is known all over
the world for its Kids' Home. . .

to Kulpahar, but only the most desperate


cases can be accepted. The folk at
Kulpahar would rather give good care
to a few than poor care to a throng. Even
then, the 'few' has become more than
130 boys and girls, and the number con
tinues to grow.
"We pray that the Lord will continue
to richly bless the Kulpahar Home its
children, its staff, and its financiers."

THE KINGDOM

"Where is the Kingdom?" asked the solemn priest.


Weighted with lore and spent with fast and feasL

The happy Christ at his pretentions smiled


And simply said, "In the heart of a child."
Thomas Curtis Clark
TEN

V' X^< ^

4eeii'

Surendra,

iPi

Sueman, Sushil, Satish

George, Snehlata, Usha Yashwati

Strange arithmetic? No, just our way of telling you that the loving
concern and generosity of one congregation there equals the happiness
of seven children here. Individuals and groups of an average-size con

gregation in the Great Northwest share our faith in an "unlimited future"


for the youngsters above by furnishing the means necessary for their
support.

In addition to these seven, one member has supported one of our

girls for seven years - through school days, nurse's training, and now
contributes toward her salary as nurse in the Kulpahar Kids' Home.

At this writing there are ten children, both boys and girls, needing
support. They range in age from three months to eight years.

You can invest in a life, too,

and

reap

generous dividends of

satisfaction.

Individually, or as a group, decide to 'adopt" one of these


youngsters.

Express your preference in a letter direct to us at Kulpahar,


or to Leah's forwarding secretary - Mrs. Joanne Yorke, (see
page 2).

Be regular In sending Mrs. Yorke your contribution of $15 per


month per child, which covers its complete care. Remember to
pray daily for your child and those who care for it on your
behalf here.

Called and Chosen and Faithful


0 matchless honor, all unsought.
High privilege, surpassing thought
That Thou shouldst call us. Lord, to be

Linked in world'fellowship with Thee.


-

~ Anonymous

doubled again during the 13 years


that she has devoted a major portion
task. Agreeing to
best" when Leah asked her,

't she added this to an already full

[xSfv
gy

'wv

^jpl

THri strhedule as housewife and active

AtI church-woman. She found that re-

' r' '\

forwarding funds was

u fir

ftoni the sum total of the job.

Love for the Lord and the growth of


Kingdom everywhere prompted

both her and Mr. Raynor to find numerous other ways of helping the
work at Kulpahar. 'Pop," with his

As we sometimes rely on the life-time experience in the Post


Holy Spirit to interpret our prayers Office, has been responsible for
when we cannot plumbourown depths
with words, so we oftentimes depend
on a God-inspired poet, such as the
unknown soul above, to express
those thoughts too eloquent for our
prosaic speech. The awesome wonder at working in fellowship with

siMiaacBgfaastMii

the Creator of the universe is not

UI^B

the peculiar experience of any one

Christian, but is felt by all who

devotedly do the task He has set

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I^^Hj

zj^

them. By varied circumstances the


Lord makes thetask known and calls /
for it to be done.

Faithfulness in

the one who responds forges the '


link of fellowship.
Among forwarding secretaries of
our acquaintance none has beenmore faithful than Mrs. L. E. ("Mom") .

Raynor. Herresponsibilities doubled

..

'

keeping our mailing list correct and common to a wife, and mother of
mailing out quarterly newsletters. young children. Beginning her new
Both of them have been on call to role as forwarding secretary in Octo
assist in mission programs through ber, she felt a calling to the task
out southern California, always because, as she wrote, "I just can't
traveling at their own expense. They tell you how much I enjoy doing this
have been purchasing agents as well, work for the Lord."
and over the years have forwarded a
For the present Mr. and Mrs.
mountain of parcels for the Kulpahar Raynor should still be contacted for
Kids at Christmas. Realizing that program materials to use in mission
because of age they might not be ary meetings.
able to continue for her next full
Though he has gone on to the
term in India, they discussed with
rich eternal reward of the faithful,
Leah, while on furlough, the possimany of you will recall the name of
John Farmer, aged elderof the South
Broadway Church of Christ, who
served as Dolly's forwarding secre
tary for seven years. After years of
interest in the work being done
among the children here, he felt he
had been singularly blessed when
he picked up little Sosun, visiting
from India, and heard her call him

"Unca John." In 1953, advancing


age made him ask to be relieved of
a responsibility he felt no longer
able to handle. It was then that Mrs.

Verma Bergenholtz, busy housewife,


mother, schoolteacher, and very
active worker at South Broadway,
found herself led to accept still
bility of finding a new forwarding another opportunity for service,
when Dolly requested her help. Six
secretary.
Time was short in which ro find

another capable, careful, interested


person who could give time to this
vital service. It was truly an answer
to prayer that led Leah to just such
a person in her Uvinglink church.
While the matter was under discus
sion in the home of Mr. and Mrs.

years of conscientious attention to


the

work

involved have not been

without reward, though it is of the

"intangibles." Verma, like others


who thus serve has found ample re
muneration in the ever-widening cir
cle of friends made through corres

pondence and in the "warm feeling"


that close fellowship in the Lord's

Ted Yorke, Joanne stated that she


had long wanted a special way to service brings.
So, our thanks to these who are
serve the Lord in her own home.
Though active in the church, the among the called, the chosen and
home demands on her time are those

the faithful!

to Surguja to continue teaching,


they stopped off at Sahdol, M.P.,
for a three-day Christian conference.
They will be back at Kulpahar in
early December, awaiting their chil

and Tjeople

dren's return from school and con

fronting their mountainous pile of


VICTORY FOR SIX. Camp Vijy
Nagar near Kulpahar, limited this correspondence stacked up here.
year to a men's session in midOctober, saw 55 persons in atten "HOWDY, STRANGER!" Vida Stew
dance including missionaries Harter, art, away since June, "broke train
Rash, Rempei, Bates and Camp ing* and came home to Kulpahar for
Dean Bern el Getter. There were six 24 hours. Taking a few days off
from her midwifery training in Bilasbaptisms on the closing day.
pur, she had just attended a nurses'
EVANGELISTS AVAILABLE-WILL conference in Jhansi. With Kulpahar
TRAVEL. Evangelists Tom and and dear friends only five hours
Leota Rash, with pre-school Rodney away she couldn't resist dropping
along, have been successfully dem out for a brief "hello." All of us
onstrating that the additional title here will be so glad when she can
"traveling" could well be applied to return to stay, by summer ' 59.
We recently brought out the
"welcome mat" for Rudi Lincoln,
too. Ruth, a former Kulpaharite, now
handling administrative wodc in her
hospital in South India's Kerala
State, paid a flying visit to north
India-. She stopped briefly at Bareilly
to arrange admission of an Indian

colleague to a hospital technician's


them.

Their fall activities started

course, at Delhi for Consulate busi

with a month's teaching program for ness, and at Kulpahar to renew


about forty young evangelists in acquaintance after seven years.
Surguja District, Madhya Pradesh.
Then, Leota went to Ludhinana,
where Dolly Chitwood was hospital
ized, to relieve Leah Moshier from

nursing activities so she could


catch up on some woric back at Kul
pahar. After a week-end with their
children at school in Mussoorie,
Leota again returned to Ludhiana SOUTH FOR THE WINTER. Like
while Tom went to participate in migratory birds hunting a warmer
Vijy Nagar Camp. As they returned spot to winter, the pupils from WoodPOURTECN

stock School, in the Himalayan


foothills, flock down to their respec

make the "running water" possible


a portable diesel engine and gener

tive locations on the plains of India ator and an electric pump. How
the first week in December. Kulpahar grateful we are to the many of you
was destination for the Rash and who gave us the Station Wagon and
Rempel "fledglings" Steve, Sheryl, to the unknown friend in Arizona
and Karen Rash and Dale and Dean who is furnishing the pumping equipRempel. For weeks they've been
dating letters home so many days to
'going down day."
WHERE'S THAT BIRD? Edna Hunt,
on furlough travel in the States and
PRINTER'S
INK
A-PLENTY! A Canada, got in on neither the Cana
recent annual meeting of the New
Testament Publications Association

re-elected Frank Rempel fora fourth


term as secretary. He will also as
sume duties as publisher of Jeewan
Deep, and as editor and publisher
of Ralph Harter's Cbristasian maga
zine. Marie will be responsible for
the Bible Book Store in Kanpurupon

Ralph's departure for furlough.


RUNNING

WATER AND TURNING

dian nor the American Thanksgiving


observances wrong side of the
border both times! However, this

didn't dampen Edna's spiritof thank


fulness. Her gratitude for the fine
Christian fellowship she is enjoying
at home is revealed in a letter com

ment: "Friends are my most prized


treasure and I feel very wealthy in
deed."

She's to be in Seattle and

other northcoast cities during Janu


ary and February.

WHEELS. Conjure up an image of


an old river steamboat? Well, that's "MAN PROPOSES, BUT . . ." Un
not what those words mean to us. seasonably late rains kept rivers at
Rather, we have in mind cool well- a high level andpreventedtheannual
water tunning from conveniently re-installation of pontoon bridges
located faucets in the Home and on the Jumna and Betwa Rivers,
adjacent living quarters, and the crossing the Kanpur road. This also
"turning wheels" of the new Willys delayed the Rempel's proposed move
Station wagon, as it rolls down these to Kanpur. The unfortunate aspect
Indian roads on some urgent trip.
of this situation was changed to a
The new Station wagon arrived blessing for the woric at Kulpahar
in Juneand has been busy ever since because it kept Frank and Marie on
bringing supplies, making hospital hand to "hold the fort" for Leah and
trips, etc. The order has just been Dolly while both were away, due to
placed for the equipment that will the latter's illness.

-v.t

The world,

Again filled with a spirit of fierce nationalism,


Turns a troubled face to the New Year,
But as Christians everywhere greet it

Let us pray for all the little children everywhere embracing


every creed and race and colour in our prayer . . . Pray that every child
may have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Man of Galilee.
Only thus can we ensure the future of mankind. In the heart of

every child His Truth must be enshrined: the love of good of brother

hood of ri^tfWBusiv^^ at^l^^Se.VAll cJii^refT-^^st be led to Him . . .


will ^ase.

-^

'1^^ will build the rujn^ world, and those as yet

unl^if^'.iwill livej^isee the &^^idour of anew and glo^

rioi&.'pawn . . . .
dawn c^^ope and happiness for
nations great and si^all. Pray tlien for the children . . .
May the Father bless them all.

Patience Strong

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News of the V/ork of Ralph R. : Harter at 112/352,


Swaroop Kagar 5. Kaiipur, U,P., India, on. February 28th, I959
ALL' THINGS AR2 READY

In answer to many prayers


by many people, all things
are now ready for my depar
ture from India on March 7,

The steamship

VIET

wdll be 'in Colombo

NAM

for ono

day on Mai'ch 9th, ^ day at


Singapore on the ^ li|.th, 3
days at Saigon l6th-19th,

Tho G-overnitient of India has

7 hours

granted me a "Ho Objection


to Return" Endorsement, the
Income Ta:": Office has .given

21st, 1 day at Hong Kong on


the 23rd, deliveriiig me at

me

an fncorue Tax Clearance

Certificabe,
have given
sion,

.t h e police
their, permis

innoculations

have

beei;. suffered, boat passage


has
been coAifirmed.
and
every other thing
is work

ing together for good.


The Lord willing in all
things, I will be leaving

vention,
to
be
held this
year at Nagoya. I iiave been
asked to
bring one of the
messages there-.
The r e s t
of
my Japanese

itinerary
v^is e

in

Borabay

Tuesday

morning March 3rd at 8; 10,


This should give me more
than sufficient time to get
all the loose ends together
before the VIST NAM
sails
on Saturday March 7th,

on the

During the wook lollowing


Easter, I Y/ill be atteixling
the annual missionary con

evening March 1st

arrive

Maiiila

Kobe, Japan,
on March 27th
just in time fcr
Easter
Sunday with the paul pratts

Kanpur at II3I8 pnu Sunday


and will

at

hands

is
of

left
to the
Harold Siiiis

and Mark Maxey


My departure from .Yokoha

ma will be on a 12 passen
ger Japanese, freighter, the
HONOLULU MARU,. .leaving ' Apr
21st.

Further .details

lacking,
that

b'ut

we

are

suspect

the HONOLULU MARU may

stop at Honoluiu. If so, w


will

visit

our missionary

great deal nearer our owff"


house here at 112/352.
You
story
which

may
remember
the
of Mr.
Washington
appeared in CHRIST-

Francisco about May 1st.


After two weeks on the West

ASIAN

Nov.-Dec.

Coast, X hope to be in Cin


cinnati on May 22nd and

completed with Mr. Washing


ton being
adjudged
Not

Clinton on May 23i*dc.

Guilty.

friends

there.

The HONOLULU MARU

pected to arrive in

From there on

will depend
tes me

San

my program

upon who invi

imd when.

terested

is ex

Those in

should contact my

forwarding agent. Miss Flo

rence Douglas, 13J4- S- North


St., Flora, Illinois. After
May 23rd you may contact me

direct at Box ifiipa Clinton,

Ohio.

court . case

court

I
as

liad appeared in
one

and Mrs. Franl^ Rempel

family

have

themselves

very

adapted
nicely to

Kanpur city life. They have


the work well in htind. Dale
and Dean will be leaving
for
their
school in
the

Himalayas

just a few hours

after I leave for Bombay.


We all attended the annu

al

convention

from

at Kulpahar

Feb. 19th

to 22nd. I

delivered one of the

mess

ages theresort of a fare


well sermon.

The Rempels
better

house

of his wit

nesses .

Andriyas

v^ill be finish

ing the present school year


here in Kanpur v;ith one of
the church pastors serving
as his papa. Miss Leah Moshier
has kindly agreed to
take
him at Kulpahar from
May until my'return.
We have had

Slid

just been

miserable

time getting good slides to

OTHER m m

Mr.

issue. The

has

have found a
than

show in the U.S.

sons
rolls

not
of

yet

For rea

knov/n,

film

completely blsmk. V/e sus


pect that
the Customs had

X-Rayed the film automati


cally exposing it; but this
suspicion may not be true.
In the
last resort
Sister
Moshier
has
lent
us
two
more
rolls
of
film which

are receiving the expert


attention of Bro. Rempel,
Perhaj)s all
this coopera
tion

will

result in some

thing worthy..

the one

they first occupied; on mov


ing to our city. It is also

two

turned out

C-Fr-1

HORIZON!" f/acasine
Box 964

Joliet, Tlllrois, U.S.A.

'SUMMARY OF TRAVEL FUND

for

Balance Oct. 23

G-lven in Oct.
Given in Nov.

^O-OO
27.00

Given in Dec.

20.00

Given in Jan.

127-ll

Total Contributed

fij.87.73

Expended;

Deposit on Passage
Legal Paper

130.00

Total Spent

132-76

Total Contributed

Less Spent

.73
132.76

Balance

35IJ97

2.76

Did any of you add up the


contributions we reported
in our Jan. 13th issue? If
so

you

Y/ill

the

have noticed

figures added up

t o
$538-75
instead of
#558.75 as we reported. The
reason for this

cutting

the

is that

stencil

in

w e

accidently left out riention

of

the

#20

Neeper Church

the

sent

by

the

in Missouri.

A siniilar error was inade in

1952.

In 1958 contributions to
talled $2777-32; in 1957,
$282i|..l4.5; and in 1958,

$3203.014.. Of this latter,


$359 -96 was given for the

Travel Fund, meaning that

than in 1957

and $65.66 more than in


1956. Looking further, we
see

that

our entire work,

including salary, publica


tions,
book store, boys,
church,
housing,
etc. was
supjoortfed on an average of

$236.92 a month.
BOOK STORE
For

many

the

first

ye ar s ,

time

in

our f inmci a 1

report does not include any


item

for

For

the

one

been

Book Store.

thing,

the

Book

accounts

have

now

separated

from

the

Mission

acounts

and

only

the subsidy will now be re


ported. The second thing is
that
since
our
own funds
have been low
the last two

months,
the subsidy was
this month provided by the
Prank Remples,
Sales in January

the slow side

v/ere on

amounting to

only $50.61. Sales included


5 Bibles, ij. New Testaments,

I4. portions,
113

MORE statistics

work itself. This

is $19.53

Store

SRRATmi

that

in 1958, $28ij.3.03 was given

6 Sliastragyan,

Life of Christ Visual

ized, and 614. Davis' "Christ


mas

Cards.

CONTRIBUTIONS PGR

NOV. p ^58

Mother Rothermel

.Indi anag.

|10.00

Prailk Re as

Missouri?
The Don peels

30.00

Neeper Church

10.00

75 "00
-20.00

Mrs, .Bills .pearl

The Dusenberries

Bladensbur g .L..D ^s
Old Stone Bible Sc h. .

Sab in a primary Cla.


Sabina Church
Branch Hill.

2.00
10.00
10.00
20.00

16,87
16.87
10.00

$230. 7i^

NOV->

CONTRIBUTIONS P'OR

JAN.

59

'

oOO

Florida:?
Mrs->

TOTAL FOR JANUA?tY-

Vera Mil.ls

Illinoisj
pax'ion l^fonien
Tndi anaji
Frari.k "R eas

$5

lOoOO

1080
$280.92

EXPENDITURES FOR
N-T,

Ohio;
Linden. Home builder
Clinton Church

TOTAL PGR

Jf

lrdla.1

'59
5-kk

Pub,

Boys
Chris tasian

Housing (2 months)
Church

10,11+
l+Q-io
ij-3.21
12.05

Furlough

22 .76

Medical

k'25

Salary

20.00

$165.95

TOTAL
SHIMART

(Refer to last report)


BalaJice Oct. 23
260,09
Kec'd Oct. & Dec,
RecM. Nov,
Rcc^d, o'an,

TOTAL'REOET PT3

558,75
230, 7if.
280,92

$1330-50

10 oOO

Expended Nov. & Dec', 809,311.

Mrs. Earl StahliQwai

10 ,00

Expended in Jan..

165-95

Loretta Huntiiigbon

25

.00

TOTAL EXPEIIDSD

9 75-29

Kentucky;
Mtn Zioh Church

20

15

Total Receipts

$1330,50

Less Expended

Missouri?

Liberty As,Ps,Ts5Yas
Neeper Church-

30 ,00
10 .00

Ohio?

Clinton Church'-'
Mrs.

E,M. 'Gravis

Mrs.

Florence Flint

Bladeiisburg L.D.s
The Harry Lathairis

Receipt No, 12ij.2

20 ,00
3 ,00
10 .00
10 .00
10 .00
12 .00
20 .00

Lucille Zeigler
Clinton Stamps Refund 50 .77
Branch Hill

Martha Wright

10 .00
5 ,00

Balance
Less Travel Fund

975.29
355-21

_35^7

Balance Gen'l Fund

.if

please Send All Contribu

tions and

Subscriptions to

Miss Florence Douglas


Rt, 3,

Flora, Illinois

thank'YOU VERY MUCH

uESCRWtCTlo^v

WHEN HE RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD

There is a certain point to which we may come in human


experience lower than which it is not possible to go. It may be
that some of us have had such an experience of " touching bottom "
perhaps in the realm of human sorrow, or in the matter of
personal sin.
It seems, in such instances, that nothing can stay the down

ward plunge ! Every new incident or experience only leads inexor


ably lower until human resource is at an end and the soul plunges
into despair.

Friend, take courage I You are not alone in your stricken


condition. One has " descended into the pit" before you so that

He may render help in starting you on the upward path.


Beginning from the moment of His incarnation, every step

Jesus took was a downward one. What a^tremendous descent

Vol. V No. 2

March

1959

April

XS

0
A

Price: nP. 25

Kanpur, India

{Continuedfromfront page)

IDITOWAL COMMilMir

He made! Every move brought Him


closer to the bottom till finally, in the

tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, He lay


motionless.

How agonizing must have been the


descent I The faithlessness of His country

men, the flight from Him of His followers,


His betrayal by Judas, lack of faith on

the part of His apostles, the cross itself,


signifying as it did utter separation from
the Fathereach of these were but run^
in the awful ladder He chose to use in
order to come down to our level.

But the pit into whichJesus descend


ed is not the BOTTOMLESS one.
There was a limit to which he could come,

and in this lies our hope.

That limit was

exactly the level of our direst human


need.

From here He offers help to every

stricken human condition.


The element which offers to us this

" living hope " is the POWER OF GOD,


which raised Jesus from the dead.

Peter,

The President of India, Dr. Rajendra


Prasad, speaking to a medical group at
Bombay recently, asked the doctors of
India to work with " missionary zeal"
to mitigate sickness in the country.
The use of the popular expression,
" missionary zeal ", speaks rather well of
that dedication to task and willingness to
persevere which has characterized mis
sionary labours in this country and so
provoked the simile.
It seems to us, however, that some
times zeal for service has been offered

as a substitute for an even more import


ant ingredient of true successknowledge.
It is a situation roughly comparable to
that of Israel, to whom Paul bore witness
that " they have a zeal for God, but not

according to knowledge ".


Misdirected zeal is as harmful, if
not more so, as utter indifference.

Zeal

on the part of many to perpetuate parti


cular sects and strange doctrines in
Christianity is as productive of wrong

(1 Pet. 1:3) speaks of it. Paul also


(Eph. 1:19) refers to "the exceeding
greatness of His power, which He wrought as is the zeal of an uninformed chemist
in phrist, when He raised Him from the who touts a deadly poison as a healing
agent.

dead..."

See the full implications of this, my


friends, and glory in them. The extent
of His exaltation from that lowest point
is the measure also of our restoration.

God raised Jesus from the dead to sit


at His right hand, " Far above all rule
and authority." He gave Him a Name
which is pre-eminent and before which
every knee shall bow. To us He gives
"an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that fadeth not away, reserved
in heaven for us." What a height to
rise to, after the depths to which we
had descended!

This is what happened, "when He


raised Him from the dead".

hope of eternal life!

This is our

Constant reference to the source of

authority and truth in Christianity, our


New Testament, is needed.

We commend

to your reading the article on " New


Testament Christianity " on page three,
in which the entire appeal is to Divine,
and not human, wisdom.

Two former staffers of " Chrlstasian "


come in for comment.

Shri I.angru wishes to be remembered


to all his friends and fans.

In an inter

view with our reporter, Shri Langru ad


mitted that he was not entirely happy

{Continued on page 8)

{Digest of a radio sermon preached by Mr. K. T. Morris, Canada)


Several times it has come to our atten

tion that people

are asking, " What is

this New Testament Christianity that you


talk about?

How is

it different from

any other form of Christianity?"

In answer to these questions the


following remarks are presented.
New Testament Christianity is that
which is set forth in the Bible.

The

ment of our Bible.

It is based in the New

Covenant, purchased with the blood


of Christ, and mediated by the Lord
Himself.

It was ratified in heaven when

Jesus Christ, having been crucified on


Calvary and risen from the dead, ascended
to the Father, pr^eriting His own blood
as a sacrificial offering for the sins of the
world.

It was established on earth by our


Bible, being the basic textbook of our reli
Lord
on the Day of Pentecost, A.D. 30.
gion, describes that form and type of
Christianity which God sets forth for On that day Jesus, from heaven, poured
out His Holy Spirit upon the apostles.
man.

New Testament Christianity is of the


Old Testament, however, only insomuch
as it is found there concealed, in its types

figures ^d prophecies. The Old Testa


ment pointed forward to Christianity,
preceding it by hundreds ofyears. It was
essentially the Bible of theJews, containing
particularly the Law and the Prophets.

They first, on that day, proclaimed His


Gospel of the remission of sins to the
world. Three thousand people needed

the Word and were baptized into the


Lord Jesus.
The New Testament contains the con*

stitution and by-laws of Christianity; the

history of its Divinely guided establish*

ment m the world; its promise of victorious


written in 400 B.C.Christianity was hope in the future.
established by Christ in 30 A.D., 430
Christianity, as God designed it^ is
years later.
in the New Testament as God gave it.
New Testament Christianity is not,
During these many intervening years,
therefore, a mixture of the law and the men widiout authorityuninspired of
The last book of the Old Testament was

gospel. The Judaizers of Paul's day tried the Spirit of God and very fallible men
to mix the two, insisting that the Gentile have corrupted and changed the perfec
Christians must obey the law of Moses,

as well as believe in and obey Christ.

tion of that original revelation into the


state in which we now find Christianity.

This synthesis k completely refuted^ in The picture of Christianity today is not


many passages, particularly 2 Corinthians one of beauty. Divided, its doctrines
3, Acts 15, and the book of Galatians.

distorted, its ordinances corrupted, substi


tuted and added to, its authority vested
today are attempting this same mixture. in men rather than in God, with many
Let it be remembered that the.law was mediators rather than one, and many
for the Jews, and was nailed to the cross. ways of salvation in place of the Way,
The Gospel of Jesus was for all the world it presents indeed a sorry spectacle
To our sorrow, multitudes of believers

until the end of time.

New Testament Christianity is the

Christianity set forth in the New Testa

to the world.

It is no wonder that the

church today presents so importent and

so lifeless a challenge to the world.

ching life through Jesus Christ, it tells

New Testament Christianity was set


forth by God for all time. We have
absolutely no right to change it. Let us
then go back to the Word of God and find

mefT that they cannot be saved by the


works of the law by feelings or emotional
experiences,^no, not even by faith only.

the essential elements of the Christianity

None of these will save a man.

of the New Testament. Finding them,


let us adhere to them with all the strength
^d determination that God may give

According to the New Testament,


man is saved by faith in Jesus Christ,
accompanied by the obedience of that

us.

faith.

In Gal. 3:26,27 Paul writes, " For

ye are all the children of God by Faith


. The Message of the New Testament
in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as
have been baptized into Christ have put
In the first place, New Testament on ChristThis was also Peter's message
Christianity preaches the message of the to the believing Jews: " Repent, and be
New Testament,
baptized, every one of you in the name
On that grand day when Christianity of Jesus Christ unto the remission of sins
first came to the world, the apostle Peter and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy
preached the death of Jesus Christ for Spirit".
our sins. His resurrection and exaltation
Peter, writing later (2 Pet. 1:10-11),
to heaven.
He climaxed his sermon with tells us that by diligendy adding the
these words:
"Let all the house of Christian graces, Christians may " make
Israel therefore know assuredly that God their calling and election sure ".
hath made Him both Lord and Christ,
The way of salvation as set forth in
this same Jesus whom ye crucified".
the New Testament is dear, its terms
In theNewTestament,Jesus ofNazareth clearly stated. Let us practice and
is presented as the Son of God, the only proclaim them to our own salvation.
Saviour, and the one Mediator between
God and men. New Testament Christia
New Testament Worship
nity today preaches that same message.
Thirdly, New Testament Christianity
Again, New Testament Christianity

preaches the same message of repentance


from sins and the new life in Ghmt as

prescribes ^e worship found in the New

Testament.

was preached by the aposdes. Ringing


Jesus had said that. the time would
through that apostolic message is the insis come when man wotdd worship God in
tent-command to repent and bring forth Spirit and in truth. When those three

thousand people were baptized into

f^ts worthy of repentance.

It is a message of salvation from sin Christ on Pentecost Day, they immediately


and the hope of eternal life. It promises banded together to worship the Lord.
abundant life here and everlasting life We are told that they " continued stead
hereafter. It promises victory over sin, fastly in the apostles' teaching and fellow
ship, in the breaking of bread and the
prayers ".

Satan and death.

Terms

of Personal Salvation

New Testament Christianity, secondly,


proclaims the terms of personal salvation
as set forth in the New Testament.

Prea

In Acts 20:7 it is related that when

the disdples came together, at Troas,


on the first day of the week to " break

bread " Paul preadied to them.


{Continued, onpage 6)

SIMI1 yTSmiNIPDIM WIMIEINI IF TlHli


illBLE INI. i
Rebekah: Mother

of Two

'
Nations

By Miss H. Kaveri Bai

(Continued from last issue)


and his fondness for venison could be

Parents and Sons


Rebekah had been barren and " Isaac
entreated the Lord for his wife....and the

Lord was entreated of him".

When, after

20 years of married life, Rebekah, was


about to become a mother, her suffering
was so great that she prayed to the Lord
about it.

God told her that there were

twins in her womb, actually two nations,


and that the

elder

the younger.

God knew the children's

one

would

serve

nature even before they were born.


Their birth also introduced a

little

rift into the life of the parents. Parents


generally deny that they have any favourite
children, but there usually is a father's
favourite and a mother's favourite, although
all are dearly loved. Here, Isaac was

partial to his first-born, Esau, and Rebekah


to the other, Jacob. She aJso knew that
Jacob was God's choice for the covenant
blessing.
Esau, with his love of a free, outdoor
life, open-hearted, brave and strong,
appears to be more worthy of the blessing
than home-staying, cunning, timid Jacob,
clinging to his mother's apron strings.
But Jacob loved God first, and God
could mould him later on to work out His

own purposes.. Esau lived for himself


and trifled with things of spiritual value.
He could lightly sell away his birthright
for a mess of pottage, and marry heathen
wives.

The Blessing

Isaac in his old age and blindness


had developed an uii^ealthy appetite,

satisfied only by his hunter son.

Feeling

that his death was near at hand, Isaac

desired Esau to give him a dish of savomy

venison, and t^e in return his father's


blessing.

Rebekah was in consternation.

God had meant that blessing for her


favourite

son.

She

had

strain

of

cunning in her makeup somewhere, and


Jacob had inherited it. So she conspired
with her younger son, disguised him as
Esau, and gave him a tzistily prepared
dish of kid with which to deceive his father

and get the blessing.

Isaac had a few suspicions, but being


blind, he could go only by touch and
smell, and in these he
Esau iarrived too late

was deceived.
for the coveted

blessing. The sharp, agonized cry of


despair that was wrung from him must
have pierced his mother's heart.
Jacob Flees

When he vowed to kill Jacob, she


hastened to get the yoimger son out of
Esau's way. Though Esau's anger cooled
down quickly and he was a generous man,
in a fit of passion he- was capable of
committing cold blooded murder. " So",
thought his mother, " I must send Jacob
away from home temporarily, till his
brodier is calm again".

Rebekah's faith was not so strong


as to make her absolutely confident that
the Lord had ways and means of prevent
ing the God-ignoring Esau from getting

the covenant blessing without her taking


any unauthorized action.
Isaac's permission was needed to
send Jacob away. She called his attention

{ContinuedJrom page 4)

than to agree thatJacob's wife should come


from the same family that had given

The Corinthians were exhorted, on


the first day of the week, to lay by in
store of their material things, for the help
of needy Christians. (1 Cor. 16:2)
The Ephesian Christians were ex
horted to speak to one another in psalms
and hynms and spiritual songs thus
singing, and making melody in their

him his Rebekah?

hearts to the Lord.

to the concern Esau's two wives were caus

ing her, and said she did not want Jacob


also to give her a heathen daughter-inlaw.

What was more natural for Isaac

But it was a strange

irony of destiny that Isaac, who thought


his death to be imminent, should have

lived at least 21 years longer to meet

Jacob once more, while Rebekah, for all


her cunning plans, never saw her darling
again.
Rebekah's

Her death is not mentioned in the


account. We do not know how she faced

her husband and elder son, after having


frustrated them. It may be that remorse

slowly consumedher life. We can imagine


how her heart must have longed, ached,

for one sight of Jacob's face before she


died.

When man's self-willed schemes

The above scriptures show to us all


those elements that were common to the

worship of the Christians in apostolic


times. It was truly worship in Spirit
and in truth. The heart of that worship
lay in the Lord's supper, which they
evidently observed weekly, as He had
appointed. When it is observed as it
was observed by those early Christians,
and when it is not obscured by the imagery
and ritualism that is so often seen today,
then it is a simple, yet unspeakably sub
lime feast of remembrance.

The apostles teaching was another


very important element in the worship
of those early Christians. The scriptures
themselves, as well as the histories of those

hinder the working out of God's plans, times, reveal that it was the custom, when
he can look for unforeseen problems and an apostle was present, to have him preach
tragedies. In Jacob's and Rebekah's to the assembled people. If no apostle
case, God foresaw this and tried to pre
was present, then other leaders would
vent sorrow from beclouding the remaining read from and expound the doctrines of
part of their lives.

What a lesson for parents who lightly

regard their responsibility of bringing


up children in the will of the Lord! And
what shall we say about those who have
some child who has gone astray, and who,
radier than agonize and pray for that son
or daughter to be saved, seeking also the
prayers of God's children, hush up the

Christ from the writings of the apostles.


These writings we have, of course, today,
in our New Testament. . Thus we too can

continue " in the apostles' teaching


Christian fellowship is very much
a part of the worship of New Testament
Christianity. Fellowship means the shar
ing of all that we possess, both physical
and spiritual. The offering of our money
sin ? In their anxiety to keep up respect or other possessions is not a necessary evil,
ability, real or imagined, they are sending as it is so often regarded, it is an act
that child's soul to hell.
of worship. It is in this way that we can
How much better to trust God, and
{Continued onpage 8)
let Him have His way!

By Markkapapa

Out of the darkness and despair of a


conquered Israel looms the figure of a

was deposited in Babylon and certificates


were issued against it.

man ofGod whose life and character rever

berates through history and sounds


chords of respect in the heart of every
man who strives to serve God.

From the

noble life of Daniel comes inspiration to


every courageous young man trying to
live a life of righteousness. Although
he was confronted with the superficial
glamour of sin, this young eunuch emerged
triumphant and faithful in the Lord, in
Whom he found the source of his strength.
Christ's reference in Matthew 24:15

to the prophet Daniel fully authenticates


his person and character.
The Book of Daniel may be divided
into two parts. In the first six chapters
is found a brief biography of Daniel;
the last six chapters contain the prophetic

Daniel 1:3-4 tells us that in Daniel's

time

Nebuchadnezzar

had

originated

what is today called an " international

cultural exchange " of students and pro


fessors, which is regarded as the highest
type. of statesmanship in
world.

the modern

There is historical evidence that

he dealt with other nations as he did

with the Hebrew captives. Nebuchad


nezzar founded an institution of training
but it was more than a university. Into
his court were gathered the most promising
young men of the conquered lands to be
trained in the knowledge and culture of
the Chaldeans.

Among the Hebrew youth came Daniel,

Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

They

were immediately given Chaldean names.

of

Daniel, which means " God is my judge,"

history and prophecy was originally written

was given the name of Belteshazzar,


meaning " a prince of Baal
Hananiah,
which means, " Beloved of the Lord,"

utterances

of

Daniel.

This

book

in Aramaic and Hebrew.

Due to spiritual declension, approxi


mately twenty-five hundred years ago,
God allowed Israel to be overrun by the
Babylonian Empire. The eastern victor.
King Nebuchadnezzar, besieged the city
of Jerusalem and established an army
of occupation there.
This king of Babylon had established
a system of banking and commercial cont
rols by which he monopolized the trade
and wealth of the then civilized world.

Until Nebuchadnezzar's time goods were


mostly bartered and exchanged. The
king, however, improvised a system where
by gold became a medium of exchange.
It became dangerous to transport gold in
those unsettled conditions, so the gold

was

named

" Shadrach "

of a sun god.

in

honour

Mishael was renamed

Meshach" so that instead of " He who is


was " He who is like unto

as God " he

Shach " (later known as Venus). Azariah


was given the name of Abed-nego which
signified a servant of one of the lesser
gods. Thus the religion of the Chal
deans was thrust upon them.
Had it not been for firm faith and

trust in God they probably would have


yielded to the temptations of the lustful
living that was offered to them in the
King's palace.
'
Young men of today are often confron
ted with a comparable situation. Amid

the temptations of the world they are

{Continuedfrom page 2 col. 2)

offered similar inducements to forsake the

true God for the false teachings of evil men.


Few are those who " dare to be a iDaniel,
dare to stand alone".

In time ofneed God

delivered Daniel; Daniel in return offered

his thanks to God, remembering Him with


prayer and praise for His deliverance.
We too must step out tmcompromisingly for God, " contending for the fiith",
even

to

the

death.

Christian

was

once attacked and captured by savage


cannibals. In prayer to God he said:
If by my dealb, O Lord, I may glorify
Thee more than by my life, then let me
die. But if by my life I may glorify
Thee more than by my death, let me
live to continue to serve Thee".

Our primary

motive in life, as it

was in Daniel's case, should be to main


tain a consistent

about the cheinges in


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management. He felt that his seniority
should have been given more considera

tion.^ It is evident that he has been har


bouring secret ambitions regarding the
editorship, the dog!
Bro. R. R. Harter, founder, editor,
publisher, and leading light in this
magazine from the time of its inception,
heis relinquished his duties temporarily
and has gone to pay his home a visit.

We

wish him safe and happy journeys!


Bro. Harter intends to stop briefly
in several

Asian countries en route to

America. No doubt we shall be hearing


from him, from time to time, and shall

t]^ to keep our readers informed regarding


him.

and continual faith in

God, being ever obedient to Him, so that


we might inherit, through deaA, " the
crown of life ".

{Continuedfrom page d)

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Prayers, the giving of thanks, the


singing of hymns and psalms and spiritual
songsall these add to fellowship and
worship in the New Testament sense.

It

is worship in Spirit and in truth.


Other elements of New Testament

Christianity will be listed in a later article.

In the meantime, " think on these things".


If you have never received the Gospel
of our Lord Jesus Christ into your life,
if you have not yet the promise of remis
sion of sins and the hope of eternal life
through Him, if you have never given your
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By Frank Rempel
The Christian's Practical Relation

ship to his fellow-men.

The history of man is an unbroken

fellowrmen is engendered. This is practi


cal and, so to say, public, affecting all
persons who come within the range of
our activities and experiences. It is

record of the clash of men's personal


ities. When the will of one person is

of this practical behaviour on the part

out of accord with that of another and

that we concern ourselves especially in

when the guiding principle is that each


shall strive to fulfill his own desires, then
any contact between them can only
result in a grave disturbance.
A dictatorship is nothing more nor
less than one man's success in imposing

his will upon a larger group of his f^ow-

men.

Wars and revolutions result from

^ny attempt to resist the dictator's will.

Injustice and wrongdoing, hatred and


injurythese are the trademarks of a
world which, as John says, " lies in the

evil one". (I John 5:19).


Christianity proposes a new and an
entirely different principle of behaviour
-among men. The basis of this new prin
ciple of behaviour is the surrender of
our wills to the will of God.

Of this

we spoke in the second article of this


series.

The surrender of the hiunan will to

the will of God Supreme has two practi


cal results

other than that one which

of the Clhiistian toward his fellow-men


this article.

Paul specifies that out love must have

the quality of utter sincerity (12:9)


" Unfeigned " or " unpretended " is the
word used by the A.V. translators.
illustrate

the

difference

between

To
true

and feigned love: the love of many of


the early disciples was genuine and it
led them to surrender all their possessions
in the public interest; the love of Ananias
and Sapphira, on the other hand, was

a feigned love though foolishly and vainly


they thought to convince even the Holy

Spirit of its genuineness.


Love which is of the quality which is
required is like a huge diamond which

sheds its brilliance no matter what may


be the angle to which it is turned.

The abhorrence of evil (verse 9)


is evidently a facet of true love which
turns its sterner

side to our view.

It

appears that in regard to evil one may


not be passive. It is insufficient merely

has already been mentioned: 1. Peace


-and serenity come to the believer's own
heart as he ceases to fight against his own
conscience. The individual will being
now merged with that of one whose
Judgements are infallible, there is no
longer an inner striving to fulfill personal
desires and worldly ambitions. The

in regard to it is to be considered as
condoning it.
Just as firm must be our insistence

An entirely new attitude toward our

take.

to refuse to sanction evil^it should be

actively opposed. To merely keep silence

in favoiu* of that which is good. " Prove


all things; hold fast to the good; abstain
spirit rests in His Spirit. This is spiritual from every form of evil" (1 Thess. 5:21)
and private, affecting the self only. 2. are the tlu-ee steps that genuine love will

10

Will we not be held im


The brilliance of this
marvellous the sceptics?
diamond of love, turned upon our fellow- contempt by this self-seekingworld ? TheChristians, scintillates in an amazing and street dog, they will say, does not fight
an utterly imworldly fashion. See in these back either, but cringes in terror beforefollowing instructions of Paul to us, how the kicks of the passers by, and whinesit flashes and bums: They are in respect to: in a revolting way.
It might seem so if our resistance were1. Our respect (or preference, if we

give that word that same meaning that merely passive. It has, however, a.
it formerly held) for one another. 2. Our positive aspect which changes its apparent:
zeal (diligence) for the work of God. 3. weakness to tremendous and unrealized
Our eamestness of spirit in Christ's power! The apostle goes on, in the verses
4. Otir attitude of the joyfulness

mentioned above, to explain this " secret

" entertainment of strangers ", very likely

Having refirained firom avenging our


selves (not from cowardice but in accor
dance with the principle of a surrendered:
will which has given that responsibility
over to God) we now turn the power of
Divine love fully upon our detractors.
Finding an enemy hungry, or in danger,,
or in any need whatsoever, we immediately
move to give help.
Our attitude, in this way, is no more
cringing than was Jesus' attitude when He;
looked with calnmess and patient resigna
tion upon His tormentors. I suppose it
could have been said that Jesus followed
the path of weakness, but IBs conquest of
the Roman centurion who crucified Him^
of the multitudes of the Jews who once

service.

of hope. 5. Our patience in affiction. weapon ".


Imagine the kicked dog rushing to6. Our constancy in prayer. 7. Our
generosity in helping those who are in save his tormentors from an unexpected^
need. 8. Our hospitality toward " stran harm. Would the tormentor's attitudegers " (the original gives the sense of toward him not change immediately?

having in mind those who had been


uprooted by persecution in that stormy
age). 9. Our reactions to those who revile
or curse us (more clearly explained
later). 10. Our sympathetic and unselfish
attitude toward the imfortunate and the

rejoicing alike. 11. Our utter disregard


for the stations in life to which our fellow

brethren in Christ may have attained.

12. Our spirit of humility that seeks not


high estates, but seeks the " lower seats ".
There is not a singleone of the practical

aspects of life which is not affected, and


radically so, by this new life principle.
" Render to no man evil for evil".
With these words Paul reveals still another

of the significant implications of embracing

cried for His death but who now said "men

(Read

and brethren, what shall we do, " of the

regarded as being weak and fearful by

use for which our God has intended them..

the rule of God in our lives.


verses 17-21)

hearts of countless millions in succeeding


Do not return evil for evil? But ages who once cursed but now fervently
how shall one possibly exist in this " dog bless His name^all these practical effects,
eat dog" world? Will not the world would certainly give the lie to such a claim.
We go forth not merely to endure;
immediately see its advantage and make
short work of us if we cease to avenge evil, but gloriously to conquer it! Our
ourselves for the hurt we must inevitably weapons are unique in the experiences of
absorb? These are questions that leap the world, but they are Divine, and they
are wonderfully effective.
at once to our attention.
Let us put them to the practical
And is such a course not sure to be

Dear Kids,

I want to tell you the story of a very foolish man.


Once upon a time a man was to be presented at the
royal court.
You know, before one can be brought before a King
and a Queen there are a great many things that must be
learned. One must learn how to properly speak to the
people of the court, and to be very polite. He must
leam to wear the right clothes. There are certain ways
he must bow, or curtsy. This man had to learn how to
stand, sit, eat, walk and talk. The King is a very impor
tant person!
When the day arrived for the man to go before the
King, he took his invitation card with him. This is a
very important thing to remember because it is the pass
by which we enter into the King's presence.
Just before the gate of the palace, he noticed another
man sitting. He said to him, " Say, friend, what are
you doing?" The man answered, " I am patching my
garment because I have an invitation to appear before
the King". He was very busy sewing patches on his
dirty garment.
Now, I have not seen so many dirty garments any
where as I have seen in India, and I know they are not
fit to wear into the presence of a King, no matter how
many patches are put on.
" Sewing patches on your filthy garment 1 Why you
foolish man, don't you know that you are to be given
a new garment by the King?"
Foolish man indeed! but King Jesus has given us
all an invitation to come to Him.

He has invited little

children to come unto Him, in these words: " Suffer the


little children to come unto Me,..." Mark 10:14

Children, when you tell lies, when you do bad deeds,


or steal, or cheat, do not try to patch things up. There is
nothing you can do to make yourself better. Isaiah has
said, " All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags".
(Isaiah 64:6) The Lord Jesus is waiting to give us a new
garment.
Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall
be white as snow". (Isa. 1:18)
Aunt Marie

SERVANTS OF GOD
ABRAHAM

Genesis 18

God for all of his ideas.

But this was the

secret of his power. He was faithful to


the smallest detail, e.g. the building
of the tabernacle. -

Intro. This chapter gives us an inter n. He Had a Most Forgiving Spirit.


esting insight into Abraham's qualities

Moses blessed those who most sorely

as a servant of God.

I.

vexed him.

His Agility.

Although Abraham was now 100 years


old, the account shows that he was not
indolent.

"He sat

in the heat of

the day... .he ran to meet them.


bowed himself... .hastened into the tent
.... ran unto the herd and fetcht....
hasted to dress it
And he took... .and

set it before them.... and he stood by


them". As servants of God, we must be

11:2.

And he gave it cheerfully. " Three


and milk". It was not that the Lord
needed so much to eat, and He can

survive without our gifts. It is mercy

on His part to accept our gifts, and it is


we who are blessed thereby.
HI. Abraham Believed the Lord.

The Lord's promise was so stupefying


thar Sarah "laughed within herself".
But Abraham no longer shared such

qualms. Nor should we harbour any


doubts regarding God's incredible promi

14:13-19;

He Was Selfless. Num. 11:26-30.


He had the Lord's work at heart and

was not disturbed by those who seemed


to slight him personally. He was willing
to be spent in the service of God. Exodus
18:13-16.

Annual Statement:

He Gave His Best.

measures of fine meal


cakes upon the
hearth... .calf tender and good
butter

12:13;

hold grudges.
in.

spry.

n.

Num.

No servant of God can afford to

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lived.
the particulars given above are true to
I. He followed Instructions Precisely the best of my knowledge and belief.
(Sd.) Frank Rempel.

ses.

MOSES

One might almost say , that Moses


lacked initiative because he depended on Dated: March 1, 1959.

13

A number of cows have turned wild

in a village near Raipur and have been


seen destroying crops and attacking
human beings. The district magistrate
has announced a reward of Rs. 500 for

their capture. But they had best be


caught alive.
One hundred and five tigers and
tigresses and thirty-two leopards and
panthers were shot in the forests of Uttar
Pradesh during 1955-56. In addition

chairs by a customer who posed as a


student. The young man took the chairs
on hire for some function at the school

and deposited a sum of Rs. 50 as an


advance towards the rent. When the
chairs were not returned after three

days, the proprietor inquired at the


school. There he was told that there
had been no function at the school and

no one had been asked

to get any

chairs.

one man-eater was shot, but another is

The Prime Minister Mr. Nehru made

still at large. Other animals killed


were one musk deer, five Himalayan bears,
four sloth bears, two pythons, 164 chital,

his shortest speech while inaugurating


a cultural programme at Nagpur. He
walked up to the stage and said, "I very
gladly inaugurate the cultural programme
and invite you all to witness it attentively".
For this short speech the audience applau
ded loudly.
In another speech at Nagpur, Pandit
Nehru compared planning to a ride on
a bicycle. " Once you start planning
there is no stopping. This process of
planning is like a ride on a bicycle. You
have to go on pedalling because the
moment you stop you are instantly down
on the ground ".
A serious dramatic performance at
Allahabad was provided with an anti
climax when the bodyguard of the Chief
Minister of Madhya Pradesh could not be

and 430 other destructive animals includ

ing porcupines.
25-year-old AH Mulick strangled to
death a five-foot-long leopard which
had attacked two children playing in a
garden about a hundred miles nordi-west
of Calcutta. Hearing their cries, Ali
ran to the rescue of the children and

engaged the prowler with bare hands.


Though badly mauled, he did not release
his stranglehold on the leopard until it
dropped dead.
A Delhi craftsman, Bhagat Bhim Sen,

has carved an ivory ball of only 4|


inches in diameter which has within it
26 balls one inside the other. This is
a new world record for intricate crafts

manship. All the inside balls are separate


from each other and each ball is ingeniously
carved from

the

outside

with

flower

and filigree work. It took Bhagat Bhim


Sen about a year and a half to finish the
baU working with simple tools. The cost
of the baU is modestly estimated at
Rs. 7,000.

The Janata Furniture Company of


Kanpur has been cheated out of 750.

located.

After a frantic search, an an-

noimcement was made on the loudspeaker.


But since the announcement was made in

English and the bodyguard knew only


Hindi, he remained unlocated.

A village girl was fataUy injured


near Gonda by a police van. The driver,
who was taking some under-trial prison
ers from the jail to the court, had to
join the prisoners in the van until he
was bailed out.

14

The Foudroyant, a 46-gun wooden


sailing frigate biiilt of teak-wood in a
Bombay shipping yard in 1817 is believed
-to be the oldest ship in the world freely
afloat. The ship is used to provide seatraining holidays for hundreds of boys
and girls at Portsmouth, England.
The taxi drivers of Delhi chose a

novel method of demonstrating against

a new parking restriction.


about 400 taxis on several

They parked
main road

crossings and blocked traflfic through


Parliament

Street

to

the

Parliament,

Central Secretariat and other Govern


ment ofiices. The demonstration was not

called off until the police had removed


about a hundred of the vehicles.

Cases of currency note forgery are


on

the

decline

in

India.

In

1956-57

notes worth Rs. 411,792 were detected;

but last year only Rs. 43,295 were detect


ed. But Rs. 348,600 in counterfeit
coins were detected, which is almost
double that of former years.

A survey has reyealed that there are

3,217 beggars in i&anpur, 1,834 in Agra,


3,271. ih Varanasi (Banaras), 1,795 in
Allahabad, 2,155 in Lucknow, and 1000
in Meerut. -

-Thanks to the students, the game of


Cricket, is at last becoming excitingeven the tea break. In a game at Delhi,

protecting the spectators from the sun


was torn into shreds.

A six-year-old boy at Moradabad recentiy shot himself in the leg with his
father's revolver. When questioned, he
replied that he had seen a boy of his
age waving a revolver in a film, and
he thought he would carry out an ex
periment.
In a fight for a place in the queue
at the booking window of a cinema house
at Muzaffamagar, one young man stabbed
another with a knife. Neither got to
see the show.

Indian Railways earned Rs. 9,000


from shoeblacks operating on station
premises last year. At present 40 contrac
tors control the entire shoeshining work
on railway premises in the country. The
contractors employ their own workers on
terms stipulated by the railway authorities.
In one week of special checking at
the Kanpur Railway Station, about 2000
persons were foimd travelling without
tickets. To make this checking effective,
the local ticket checkers were given a
holiday and other ticket checkers were
called in from outside stations, Rs. 8,000
was realized in fines, and the sale of tickets

was greatly increased. The sale of plat


form tickets doubled.

Last year the railways sold 1,420,000


copies of the time table. South Indians
md blocked the entry of one of the were the best purchasers, accounting for
teams; The police were called in to clear more than 30 per cent of the total copies
the field before the match resumed fifteen sold. Passengers by North-East Railway
minutes late. During the tea break, were the least interested, the number
some persons even crossed the pitch on of copies bought by them amounting to
just 0.5 per cent of the total.
bicycles.
Calcutta has the largest number of
In a Cricket game at Kanpur 28
policemen and 5 students were injured telephones in India and registers a
in a dispute with students who wanted million calls a day. There are now
to see the game without tickets. On the 20,000 applicants on the waiting list.
previous day 1500 ticketless students The authorities hope to expand the

when the players adjourned for tea, the


students swarmed the field and the wicket

managed to see the game by various facilities by ten thousand connections a


dubious means, A canopy meant for year.

n.

16

LOST SHEEP "

Lost sheep are not all anxious to be found.


There may be some who bleat for help, and who

Are grateful when they see the Shepherd


near;

But others are not so.

Their thoughts

are held

By juicy tufts of grass and silv'ry pools.


Then others still arc cross, catank'rous
beasts,

Wlio think the Shepherd means to do them


harm.

Some like a spicy touch to life, and dread


The Fold's restraining barriers like the
grave.

So, when they see the Shepherd come, 'they


flee.

Lost sheep are hard to win; may we re


mind

Ourselves of Him who sought until

He

found.
Flora Larsson.

THE CHIUSTASIAN

Our Easter Picture

Frank Rempel,
Editor and Publisher,

{On page 15)


In our picture this month, the
Indian artist, E. A. Dass, has displayed
a good imagination in interpreting the
Cross into the Indian scene.

Notice

the village, the bare feet, the surren


dered burden, and the obeissance to
the Master's feet.

112/352, Swarup Nagar,


Kanpur, U.P., India.
Telegraphic Address: 'Bibletruth', Kanpur.
Telephone No. 4295.

Annual Subscription Rates:


1 Copy Rs. 1:50; 5 Copies Rs. 6
10 Copies Rs. 10; 25 Copies Rs. 20
3 years for Rs. 3.

Edited and Published by Mr. Frank Rempel and Printed by Shri R. Gancsan at the
JOB PRESS PRIVATE LIMITED, KANPUR.

WE'RE STILL TOGETHER!

We of Kulpahar have always counted


the closeness of our mission "family"
(March issue mailed late in April) as one of our richest blessings. Perhaps
we've even come to take our unity for
Number 1

Volume 1959
WE SALUTE YOU

our friends &

fellow-workers in the homeland* Pray


for us and with us for the salvation

of the people to whom God has sent


us to minister His Word.

granted certainly we've never thought


it necessary to go out of the way to
assure friends in the homeland that we

are still together.


However, a few inquiries of late
reveal that the Accuser of the Brethren

SALUTE is published at Joliet, IlL


each quarter in March, June, Sep
tember, & December for the Church
of Christ Mission, Kulpahar, U. P.,
India by the Mission Services Press,
509 West Jefferson, Joliet, IlL

is using the Rempels' move to Kanpur


and the Rashes' time spent in Sarguja
as an occasion for placing doubt in some
minds. No, friends, we haven't had a
"falling out" rather a reaching out.

Entered as Second Class Matter at

These moves were based on God's lead

the Post Office in Joliet, Illinois.

ing and a concern to be in the place

MISSIONARIES

most effective for fulfilling whatever


task He has given us.

and their forwarding agents


Thomas & Leota Rash, Mrs. A, 6.

Slough, 136 Gillette St., Painesville,


Ohio. Project: Village & city evan

Thus, although at times geographi

cally separated, we all remain members

of the Kulpahar Mission Association. In


fact, our registration with the Indian
Leah E. Moshier, Mrs; Joemne Yorke, government demands seven trustees.
4601 East Granada Road, Phoenix, However, far more than a legal techni
Arizona. Project: Orphanage.
cality binds us together. Yearsof sharing
gelistic centers.

Dolly M. Chitwood, Mrs. Verma Bergenholtz, 4044 Century Blvd., Lynwood, California. Project: Kulpahar
Christian School.

Frank &Marie Rempel, Central Chris'


tian Church, 2724 S. E. Hawthorne

Blvd.,

Ponland, Oregon, Project:

defeats and victories, of winning and

losing together, of mutual tears and


heart-cleansing prayer remind us that in
more ways than one we are "not ourown."
In this issue of Salute, therefore,

Vida J. Stewart, R. N., Central Chris

we deviate from the "project plan" to


share a few personal thoughts with you.

tian Church Missions. Box 144, Char-

Pray for us.

Publications.

lottetown, P. E. I., Canada. Project:


Medical Work.

The Kulpahar family

Edna M. Hunt, Miss Chrissie Sem-

ple, 9241 35th Ave. S. W., Seattle 6,


Wash., Project: Village Women's Work.

Cover Photo by H. R- Forger

At Home
~ The Rashes

nj I HEN we submitted our serMy vice report for 1958 at our


recent
revealed that

annual meeting,

it

we'd traveled some

16,000 mile s during tho se 12 months.


This took us to Sarguja, Assam,
Landour, Bilaspurand a dozen other
points in connection with our minis
try of teaching, preaching, camping,
establishing evangelists and simply
holidaying.
Ten

thousand of those miles

passed as dust,

sand, mud and

water under the wheels of our faith

ful Jeep station wagon and trailer.


Five thousand miles were ground
out over the bumpy wheelsof India's
trains. Another thousand were cov

ered in the comparative ease of an

school in the hills is a blessing


much

cherished.

Between

attacks

on overdue correspondence, accounts


and future programs, there have
been times for picnics, camel rides,
wild-bird curry feasts with Indian
friends, evenings around the fire
place, stories and family devotions.
But already the mid-day hot
winds are beginning to sweep across
the plains, warning us that we have
only a fewweeksof bearable weather
before being driven to the rehige of
the hills. Evangelism in India seems
to be crowded into the months be

tween the drenching monsoons and


the burning loo winds. Possibly a
comparison could be drawn between

Indian Airline's Dakota.

this season and God's period of re


demption between the flood and the

Hence, our comparatively sta


tionary state during the first quarter
of 1959 has been a welcome respite
from the road. Just to be "at home"
as a normal family during the chil
dren's few weeks away from their

coming fiery destruction of this


present world. At any rate, with the
children leaving for school this
week, we begin our travels again,
that more souls may be pointed to
the Gty of Refuge.

Around the Christmas dinner table; Steve, Karen,


Tom, Sheryl, Leota, Rodney.

'

^^Times Ouf"
- Leah and Dolly

A POET once said, "The soul

of a child is the lovliest


flower that blooms in the

garden of God." So, sometimes, even


when the tasks of the day are not
finished, and when desks, both in
school and at home, are still piled

high with work to be done, we push


them aside and for ourown good and

Dolly, with one of our favorite


girls, as they both enjoy the story
and the message of "The Littlest
Angel."

the good of the children entrusted to


us, take time out for soul-culture.

opportunities thus afforded to influ-

to leam that work is never actually

encesoulsoflittlefolk areunlimited.
And then how wonderful are the

finished no matter how hard we try.

moments

The only way to be able to close the

agers come and Just want to talkit may be the talk that leads them

It has been a hard lesson for us

door at a certain time and not open

it again until ready, is to work with


inanimate things. But, we who work
with people and their souls find that
concern and effort never end. It's
far more than what one even con

siders a full time Job!

Here at Kulpahar it may be the


group of tiny boys simply wanting
their "auntie" to come out and play

a little while; it may be girls of the


same age wanting a walk in the
fields or to someof thenearbyruins.
While playing or walking may seem
in

themselves

unimportant,

the

when

some of the teen

to the decision to accept the Lord.


There is much routine work in

letter-writing and accounts, in see


ing that the children are well fed,
clothed and in good health. Super
vising the work of the school con
tinues that their secular and Bible

education might be adequate. But


the greatest joy of our service comes
during "times out" those precious
moments spent with boys and girls
in a personal relationship when
we feel we are helping their souls
to grow nearer the Master.

Leah with three of the teen-age


oq^hanage girls who had just obeyed
their Lord in baptism.

Anmml
All

available

missionaries of

the K.C. CM. A. gathered at the home


of Leah and Dolly on the afternoon
of February I7th forourannual busi
ness session. "All" was fewer than

usual; for with Edna on furlough,


Dolly on rest-leave, and Vida un
able to take time off, there remained
only Frank and Marie Rempel, Tom
and Leota Rash and Leah Moshier.

However, financial reports and ser

vice reports were submitted in writ


ing by all,

so that those being

Meeiin<^
Tom Rash continues as secretarytreasurer.

An item of business of interest


to readers concerns the matter of

financial reports. Fonnerly theMarch


issue of Salute carried brief finan
cial summaries from each mission

ary. Since, however, according toour


by-laws each missionary sends a
mimeographed financial report di
rectly to his supporters, it was
decided that the summaries of these

ered, Frank Rempel was re-elected

reports need not be carriedin Salute.


Anyone other than supporters wish
ing a copy of these reports may
write directly to the missionary for

as chairman of the Association and

them.

absent were still with us in word.

In the course of business cov

Kulpanar
"AS FOR ME AN[

Kulpahar church building.

IttWIONTHS ahead of time Febf\/|| ruary 19th to 22nd had been

chosen for the major project

of the church at Kulpahar the


annual
which

come

preaching
New

convention

Testament

from many

to

Christians

areas of North

India. The program committee began


sending out letters to potential
speakers and leaders. The publicity
man gotout several mailingsinviting
prospective attendees and remind
ing old convention-goers of the
blessing to come.
The mess committee began to
watch the grain market for a cart
load of wheat at the best possible
price. Rice, spices, waterpots, and
finally vegetables began to fill the
storeroom.

Rooms

were

vacated,

boarding boys surrendered their


string beds by the dozen, the big
tent went up, a piano was moved
into the church building, final pro
Convention in session.
''fL

grams were printed, and somehow


order arose out of the chaos of preconvention preparations.
Then came that3:00 a.m. station

rush when at the worst possible hour


people arrived from Kanpur, Allaha
bad, Satna, Naini, Bilaspur, Rewa
and other points East and South.
The reception committee had every
thing planned for an orderly transfer
of guests from train to allotted hous
ing; but it took only one bed roll
falling off a trailer to throw every
thing into confusion as one car
patrolled the road from station to
mission to village to station in
search of the lost item. The first

rays of dawn

were visible in the


East as the drivers finally crawled

back into bed to catch a few winks


before the next bus and train had to

be met to receive folks from Jhansi,


Ragual, Hamirpur, Banda, Bina,
Atharpatha and Ofai.
At 4:00 p.m. the church bell

onvention
MY HOUSE . . /

Tom baptising at the lake.

called us together for the first ses


sion oftheconvention. Frank Rempel
introduced the theme Joshua's
declaration *As for me and my
house

and

mentioned that

throughout this convention thoughts


would center around the Christian

home. Kent Bates preached on Dan


iels stand for God in Babylon. For
the evening session the Vishwa Nath
family led devotions, Julius con
ducted a short quiz, and the film
'Time and Eternity" was shown.
The following three days con
tinued to bring inspiration and in
struction as Vincent Singh of Bilaspur preached each morning, and
separate classes followed for men,
women, youth and children led by
Frank Rempel, Leota Rash, Mrs.
J. R. Singh, Tom Rash, Mrs. Yafat
and Leah Moshier. Other evening

speakers and leaders were John


Singh, Ralph Barter, Brother Cecil,
Nathan James and Prem Bhelwa.
Films including "Martin Luther' and

"prodigal Son" concluded each busy


day.
Almost every message ended
with a plea for any outside of Christ
to accept Him. Eight souls responded
to the challenge and were buried
with Him in baptism at a memorable
service at the lakesideon the Lord's

Day morning. Of those obeying


Christ, two young men had been
taught by a former boarding youth
of Kulpahar, now clerking in an
office in Rewa. Three otlier young
men were from Jhansi, Allahabad
and Kulpahar. Mrs. Zamen, principal
of a girls' college in Allahabad,
was one of the

women immersed.

The remainingtwo were Shanti Masih


of Kulpaharand Miss Kirtan, a nurse
from an Allahabad hospital.

Great was the thanksgiving unto


God for the blessingsof this twelfth
annual convention.

Feeding of the two hundred.

KANPUR
OELHI

CALLING

iti

The Reinpels

three months of residence

here we feel that we are old city


hands. Having exchangedthehowling
of Jackals for thecries of city street
hawkers, we find that after all there
is not so much difference between

city and country life.


We found the house into which
we had moved to be situated on

perhaps the noisiest street in all of


Kanpur (so it seemed at any rate
about four every morning) and when
there was an opportunity to rent a
more adequate bungalow on a quiet

(quieter) street we decided to go


through the agony of yet another
shift. Out new premises carry the
address:7/131 Swaroop Nagar, Kan
pur, U.P. (Correspondents, please
note!).

We are perhaps busier than we


have yet been sincecoming to India.
As we are responsible for getting

two different publications to press

on time, deadlines
are a

\\\W//

constant and

menacing

presence

ni

Marie has gradu-

ally taken over the

care of the "Bible


Book Sto-e," which

serves as a

Swaroop Nagar, Kanpur (our home is


quite near it) has been made rather
well known in India by Brother Ralph
Barter, who established this work
and who has now gone to America
on furlough.

We are much impressed by the


complete adequacy of printing facil
ities in Kanpur, and are more and
more convinced that it would be un

wise for us to tryto develop ourown


printing machinery to any greater
extent than we now have it.

The church in Kanpur is small


and not very strong certainly small
in numbers and weak in physical
resources. It is, however, a self-

with us.

literature

agency for the churches of Christ


in north India. Its address; 112/352

sort of

clearing

'j^

jj) }

supporting congregation and we have


no intention of destroying its inde
pendence by making it a "mission
dominated" church.

Our greetings, in Christ to you

|f2

Furlough Feelings
Edna Hunt
I have had a wonderful furlough,
feasting on the fellowship witli so
many people. I have rejoiced to see
the growth of His kingdom and of
the growinginterestin mission work.
I have been humbled to see the depth
of love people have for us as we
labor far from home. I have absorbed

as much of the good tilings of this


land as I could to store them in my

memory for future strength when


problems of the field mount up.

But always there is the call of

is a job to be done. I feel the work


we do on furlough is as much a part

that is still to be done. When the

of the Lord's work as that which we


are able to do in India. But I will

time comes for my return, I know I


will be ready to again take up the

be happy to begin my packing and


turn my thoughts again to those

India that reminds me of the work

task. I feel I will be much better

wonderful friendsand fellow workers

both physically and spiritually, I

of Kulpahar when it is time to do


that just a few months from now.

am ojntent to work here while there

First All-India Missionary Camp


Fourteen adults and twenty
children gathered at Bilaspur the
first week of January for what we

gram of classes, worship, recreation


and handworit. In a brief adult busi
ness session it was decided that

decided will become an annual event

members of the Kulpahar Mission

an all-missionary camp. Frank


Rempel led the adult program in
which messages,discussions, forums
and films gave inspiration to all.
Leota Rash led the children's pro

Association should be hosts to the

second camp in early December,


1959. Frank was asked to lead the

adult program, and Edna and Vida


to plan the children's section of the
camp.

picnic day at Bilaspur missionary camp.

On Duty

- Vida Stewart

I have had great joy already in


using my hands for the purpose for
which they were created. And we
did finish getting the dispensary in
shape for the time when we will be

This past week I celebrated my


Indian "birthday." It was just two
years ago this month that Dolly and
I landed in Calcutta, Looking back
I feel I have not gone very far and
yet I don't suppose many two-yearolds do go a great distance when
they first start out.
A great part of my two years
has been spent in discovering- the
new world into which I have arrived.

Even after two years I find that I


have only seen from afar off those
things which take years to under
stand.

There is

still much about

language, customs, habits, thoughts


and lives of the Indian people about
which I should know. I do long to be
more a part of this land that I might
have a better opportunity for reach
ing into the lives of its people.

equipping it with those things nec


essary for carrying on medical work.
We were able to treat patients who
came to the house in definite need

of help.

One of the highlights of 1958


was my entering midwifery training
here at J. M. Hospital. If my time
included only attending the classes,
I could not be so enthusiastic about

using a whole year of my life for


tliis further training. But I have
been permitted to be a part of the
complete life here, and when I leave

Bilaspur I shall be leaving with


more than just a certificate in mid
wifery. I will have become acquainted
with many of the illnesses, treat
ments, problems and joys which I

feel will enable me to better cope


with those things which are yet
before me.

Even during a rare day off from language study, Vida


(center) found herself on duty with Marie, Frank and
Leota in the soft drink stall at Woodstock Sale.

SAMACHAR!
(In Hindi, that's NEWS!)
Dolly ChitwQod flew back to the
States early in February for a rest-

for the 50Q-mile trip to Woodstock


School on March 3rd,

furlough in which to recuperate from


the recent months of illness that
have been hers. Doctors assure us

Two Members of the Rash family


have been in stitches recently,though

that good climate, care and fellow


ship should have her on her feet
again within four to six months, at

to them it's no Joke. A cricket ball


sent Steve to the hospital for five
stitches over his right eye, and a

which time she plans to return to


to her work at Kulpahar.

follow him for two of the same over

collision with a swing had Rodney


his left eye.

Evangelists and wives connected


with Tom and Leota's work cele

brated an informal "homecoming"


one evening following a convention
session. They gathered in the Rash
home for a"remember when" session

(they were all together in Bible col


lege years ago), and viewed slides
of their various fields of service.

The evening ended with refreshments


and a devotional.

Those present

were the Bhelwas, Singhs, Sukhnan-

dans, Vishwa Naths, James, Lewis,


Elizabeth Peters and Julius. Most
of these are now supporting them
selves as they carry on theirwitness.
Edna Hunt plans to return to India
by sea, leaving New York around

A Pour DayHetrealis being planned


for middle March at one of the beau

tiful lake sites about 30 miles from

Kulpahar. Kulpahar school teachers


and youth leaders and the Rashes

will be assisting in the program


planned by Leah for teen-agers,
especially. Emphasis here will be

on Christian character and living.


.lohn Singh has called Tom andLeota
to Bina for an evangelistic meeting
from March 5th to 8th. Leota will

teach a women's group daily, Tom


preach each evening. Land and
foundation materials are reported
purchased for the chapel to be con
structed beside the Singhs' home.
Prem and Naomi Hhelwa are cele

July 1st. She hopes to have the Bill


Gulicks as travel companions, arriv
ing in India in late August.

industrial area of Naini this week.

It's Dack to School week for Dale

they have finished their future home

and Dean Rempel, Steve, Sheryl and


Karen Rash, and they are packing

worship hall on the second floor.

brating their house-opening in a new


After several months of hard work

and medical center. Next project: a

1. Kamla Temple in Kanpur remains


unfinished because a priest de
clared the builder would die the

day it was completed. He stopped


work!
2. Four tons of wood to be used for

fuel in the orphanage provided


the youngsters with spare time
work for a number of weeks. Here
Samson and Noel move their share

from the weighing area to the in


side shed.

3. The

young

Rashes completely

absorbed around a
yC

well-stocked

Cliristmas tree.

4. Kulpahar church leaders at their


tract stand at a local Hindu fair.

5. Meal time at missionary children's


camp, ililaspur. Jean Roland
serves little Morrises, Rashes,
Getters, Rolands.

/IS^.

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God hath made him lord and

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Warn'

THE DAY OF PENTECOST

The apostles of Christ had

heard their Master speak again


and again regarding the coming
ofHis Kingdom on earth. Their
understanding of what the King
dom really was to be was, how

ever, very imperfect. Even up


to the time just prior to His
ascension, they had not rid them
selves of the erroneous thinking
that the Lord would establish a

Kingdom on earth, for Israel


especially.

In reply to their question,


" Dost Thou at this time restore

the kingdom to Israel?" the risen


Christ gave answer, " It is not
for you to know the times nor
the

seasons which the Father

hath set within His own autho

rity.

Ye shall receive power

Vol. V No. 3

May

and ye shall be My witnesses "


(Acts 1:7-8).
With what anticipation, then,
must they have gone to the
appointed place, there to await
the promise of Christ! We do

not know exactly how long they


waited-we do know that they did
not wait idly.

It was a time of

heart-searching and prayer, and


undoubtedly of recalling of the
things Jesus had taught them.
" Pentecost " was one of the

three important annual festivals

of the Jews, specifically provi

ded for in the law of Moses.

The word is a Greek one, mean

ing simply fiftieth", signifying


the time of the festival which

came fifty days after the offering


of the Passover lamb.

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EDnrOiiAIL COMMENT

So intent were the followers of Jesus

on their promised enduement of power


that they did not, apparently, attend the
usual

stated

solemnities

of the

Feast.

They gathered, " altogether in one place


Did they have prior knowledge that on
this day would come the heavenly visi
tation? It is rather more likely that
their anticipation had become almost a
certainty by reason of their knowledge
of the meaning of Pentecost.
There were three descriptive and

It is the editorial practice of this


magazine to print only articles of two
pages lengthas a rule. We are making
two exceptions in this issue of Christasian. Quite possibly both of these could
have been cut far more than they were
but,well, let's say that the editorial
shears were a bit dull this month.

to.
*

illuminating Jewish terms for the feast.


It was called the "Feast of the Harvest",

"the Day of the First-fruits", and the


"Feast of Weeks".
The latter,
word Pentecost, indicated merely
of the event, and shows that it
an isolated incident, but that

like tlie
the time
was not
it had

Wc

promise to catch the first scissors sharpener


who comes out way and have them tended
*

The frequent inter-change, in Hindi,


of the two letters P and F brings to light
a bit of unintended, but perhaps pointed,
sarcasm.

A friend of the editor's made

this meaningful inter-change in reference


to "Passion

Week".

Western

readers

significance in the light of the events may appreciate the pun more than Easter
by which it was dated: namely that of the ners willin the East, at least among
Passover. The other two terms are indi
cative of the nature of the celebration

and arc especially significant to us in


the light of the startling things that hap
pened when this particular Pentecost was
"now come".

It was now that the promise of the

coming of tlic Spirit was fulfilled, and the


immediate cflTect was just as Jesus had

predictedthe recipients began to be


witnesses

of Christ.

In

the

result

Christians of my acquaintance, personal


appearance at Easter lime does not receive
quite tlie attention tliat it is reputed to
do in the West.
:|s

Alpitabetical interchange is possible


in English also, as for instance in the
substitution of "y" for "i". An example
is "Smythe" for "Smith". But a more

consequential, extremely pertinent effect

of

is obtained from this interchange in the

their witnessing and of the sermon which


Peter subsequently preached, we have the

case of the word "Holi". The Hindu


Holi Festival seems to entail wliat is

typology of Pentecost fulfilled. Stricken

termed in a Kanpur daily "Holi hooli


ganism". It reports that "obscene litera
ture is being circulated or mailed. The
Holi spirit is gradually dawning and
unfortunately is still associated with
vulgarity."
The "y" here makes quite a diff

in conscience and convicted of the terriljlc

sin of deicide, the hearers pleaded for


furtlier instructions to be given them:
"Men and brethren, what shall we do?"

"Repent ye, and be immersed every


one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ,
unto the remission of your sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit".
(Acts 2:38)

{Continued on bottom ofpage 10)

erence!

Christians need

to

heed

well

Peter's injunction that "like as He who


called you is holy, be ye yourselves holy
in all manner of living" (1 Pet. 1:15.)

IMEW tiSTAMEIMIf CHilSfDAINIiTY - WHAT JS IT?


{The concluding section ofa two part radio sermon delivered by Mr. K. T. Norris, Canada)
It was noted in the previous section always be present if our Christianity is to
that New Testament Christianity is that be thus classed:
which is set forth

in the Bible.

Both

^ There must be The Practice of the

parts of the Bible, the old and new, are

life which is commended in the New

In the New Testament we read that


in "the fulness of time" Christ came in

His apostles.

involved in it : the old containing types, Testament.


figures, and prophecies of the coming of
Testament Christianity practices
the new, and the new part setting it forth the New
life which is commended in the words
in detail and in its reality.
of our Saviour and in the writings of
It is a life which aims at

nothing short of perfection, as Jesus


the person of Jesus of Nazareth. (Gal. said: " Be ye therefore perfect, even as
4:4) During His earthly ministry, He set your Father in heaven is perfect".
forth the principles of the coming Divine
perfection may not be gained
Kingdom. Then He poured out His by This
us^
through
striving, but is the fruit
blood on Calvary to provide the means of a righteousness which God imputed to
of salvation in that new Kingdom. Aris
ing from the dead. He ascended into
heaven, offering His bloOd once and for
all, that He might thus initiate the New
Covenant of the Kingdom of God.
The next step in this glorious Divine

us as a gift, through our faith in Jesus


Christ. Thus Paul, in Philippians 3:8-9
(paraphrase by J. B. Phillips) gives his
own testimony: "Yes, and I look upon

everything^ as loss compared with the


overwhelming gain of knowing Christ

drama is taken on the Day of Pentecost, Jesuis my Lord. For His sake I did in
A.p. 30, when He poured out His holy actual fact suffer the loss of everything,
Spirit upon the apostles. Thus empower but I considered it useless rubbish compar
ed, these men preached that remission of

ed with being able to win Christ. For now

sins could now be procured by those who my place is in Him, and I am not depend
believe in Christ, repent of their sins, ent upon any of the self-achieved righteous
and are baptized into His Name. The ness of the law. God has given me that
three thousand persons who on that day genuine righteousness which comes firom
responded and received the word (Acts. faith in Christ".
2:38-41) were the first entrants into the
The Jews, Paul says, missed this
Kingdom of God, which was thus estab righteousness in seeking after their own.
lished on the earth.
" They do not know God's righteousness
In the New Testament of our Bibles and all the time that they are going
we thus find the principles, the terms of about trying to prove their own righteous
entrance, the establishment, and of course ness they have the wrong attitude to
the early history of New Testament Chris receive His. For Christ means the end
tianity clearly set forth for our study.
of the struggle for the righteousness which
From this record, we noted, in the is by law for everyone who believes on
last i^ue, three of the elements of New Him". (Rom. 10:3-4)
Testament Christianity. We proceed now
Holiness of life is not, therefore, a
to list three further elements which must personal striving, but a matter of personal

surrender.

" Walk in the Spirit, and ye

shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh

(Gal. 5:16)
New Testament Christianity calls upon

us to completely dedicate our lives to


God as though they were actual sacrifices.

(Rom. 12:1)
we

It teUs us that if indeed,

have risen with Christ, seek those

things which are above, where Christ


is, seated on the right hand of God. Set
your mind on things above, not on the
things of this earth". (Col. 1:1)
The Provision of the Church which
is described in the New Testament.

We have in the New Testament a

added to the church. (Acts 2:47) That


which saved him and put him into Christ
also made a man a member of the church
of Christ.

New Testament Christianity calls upon


all followers of Christ to help restore the
church described in the New Testament.

This is not a reforming of divided Christen


dom, but a restoring of the church as it
was in the beginning.
The

terms

of

entrance

into

the

primitive church must be restored if


we are to have a New Testament church

today.

Its essential worship must be

restored.

The holiness of life which was

prescribed for the early church must be


blue-print for the church of Jesus Christ. restored. The simple structure of the
Following this blue-print the apostles, organization of the church of the first
equipped as they were with the Holy century must be restored.
Spirit, established and built the church of
In matters of organization, Jesus
the New Testament.

Today, with 250 or more divisions in


Christendom, we seen little or no regard
for the church as it is" described in the
New Testament. On the one hand there

Christ is the Foundation and Head of His

church. (1 Cor. 3:11; Eph. 1:22) Special


powers and authority were delegated to
the men whom He had chosen as His

special representatives, to guide the church


are those who try to amalgamate all the during those first formative years. Their
divisions into a humanly contrived super- visible presence and personal offices passed
organization; on the other hand there are away upon their death, but through their
those who preach Christ but have no written words we may and must still follow
concern whatever for His churchindeed " steadfastly the teachings of the aposdes".
they will deride church membership as
The permanent functioning officers
being of no importance.
But Christ, we are told, " loved the

of the New Testament church are evange


lists, elders and deacons. The evange

church and gave Himself up for it that lists' work is, in particular, to preach the
He might sanctify it and cleanse it with Gospel, teach sound doctrine, and set
the washing of .water with the Word, churches in order as needed. Within the
that He might present the church to local church the task of the elder is to
Himself a glorious church, not having oversee the spiritual life of the congrega
a spot or wrinkle or any such things, but tion, feeding the Christians upon the Word
that it should be holy

blemish".

and without

of truth.

The deacons, (as the word in

(Eph. 5:26-27) This clearly the original Greek indicates) are the

indicates our Lord's concern for it.

The chinch of the New Testament

was a " called out" band of Christians.

servants of the local church; taking care

in particular of its material needs.


In the New Testament church there

From the very first those who were saved was no super-hierarchical organization
through the acceptance of Christ were at
{Continued on page 14)
the same time, and by that same act,

Dear Kids,

How about another stoiy ?

I want to teli you about

a man avHo was one day walking along a very hot, dusty
road. As he walked along, he was interested in every
thing that he saw about him. The fields were ripe and
the farmers were harvesting the wheat. The women
and children were all out helping and everyone seemed
to be busy. Some were shocking the grain and others
were carrying food and water to the workers.
This man, having become very thirsty, thought to
himself, " I will go and sit by that well yonder and rest
and refresh myself". Then the man heard a strange
sound. It sounded like a call for help but he could see
no one near. But the call was repeated and as he drew
near the well he saw that a boy had fallen in.
Now, if you have seen wells in India you must know
how easy it was to fall in. The well may have been
twenty or thirty feet deep, with probably no curbing
or cover over it. The water is usually plentiful the year
round. Wells in India are never considered to be private
property, though they may be situated in your own yard.
Hot dusty travellers come to bathe in them and drink
from

them.

Cattle and buffalo must also drink and

be bathed near them. What with the leaves dropping


into them from the overhanging tree branches, and the
snakes and frogs that infest the water, need more be
said about their condition?

No indeed!

But there the boy is, in the well and wanting the
man to throw him a rope. But the man sits idly by look

ing down at him and thinking. Again the boy cries for
help. "Just throw me a rope", he pleads. He would
be glad to get out by any means, as we say in Hindi:
" doobte ko tinke ka Sahara " (A drowning man catches
at a Straw).

Finally the man spoke, " Boy, you don't need a rope.
You need ten good rules. If you abide by them you
won't fall into any more wells."
Well, boys and girls, you know that after the ten
rules had been recited, the boy was still in the well.

Then he was told to try some " positive thinking." If he thought


hard enough he could think himself right out of the well. But it didn't
work either.

The man next ran around the field and called all the people to
the well. Perhaps through everybody's sincere wishes the boy would
get out. No, all the boy needed was a rope, and when a rope was
fetched he was soon out, safe and sound.

Children, sin is like a well, deep and very da.ngerous. The


longer we are in either one of them the deeper we sink. The Lord
Jesus is ever ready to hear our cry of despair and has thrown us a life-line,
if we but grasp hold of it. Observing rules, trying hard by ourselves,
and the sincere wishes of other people will do us no good. We must
have Christ.

I like the, chapter in the book, " Pilgrim's Progress " where
Christian and Hopeful are in the clutches of the Giant Despair. The
Giant and his wife have beaten them very badly and have left them
iii the dungeon to spend their time in nothing but sighs and bitter
lamentations.

"At midnight on Saturday, in the deepest darkness just a little


while before it is day, good Christian, as one half amazed broke out
into this passionate speech, *What a fool am I to lie in a stinking dun
geon, when I might as well walk in liberty! I have a key in my bosom
called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting

Castle'.

Then said Hopeful, *That's good news, good brother,

pluck it out of thy bosom and try'."


Christian plucked it out of his bosom and began to try at the
dungeon door, whose bolt as he turned the key flew back and the door
flew open with ease.
"I waited patiently for Jehovah,
And He inclined unto me and heard my cry;
He brought me up also out of a horrible pit.
Out of the miry clay;
And He set my feet upon a rock.
And established my goings;
And He hath put a new song in my mouth.

Even praise unto our God".

(Psalm.40:l-3)
Aunt Marie

ME yTSTA8>IP0IM@ WOMEN E THE


BliLE N. 4
Leah and Rachel:

The Sisters

By Miss H. Kaveri Bai

We have seen how God-fearing while Rachel led her father's sheep to
Rebekah, in a sudden crisis, forgot God pasture. She could hardly have been
and used her own wisdom and cunning, more than a child when she first met
and consequently was forced to pack Jacob, the handsome stranger, who rolled
Jacob off to her brother Laban*s house. back the stone and watered her. flock,
The home-bird, till then nestling under then kissed her and annoimced that "fre
his mother's wings was thus flying into the was her cousin. Rachel ran home and
wide, wide world to struggle helpless told her father, who in his turn ran out to
and alone. This was God's opportunity meet and kiss his sister's son and to
to deal with the man, who, in spite of bring him home.
^
all his shortcomings, valued spiritual
Duimg that young man's sojourn
things highly.

with him, Laban began to prosper by

God dealt with Jacob through many


long and bitter experiences, and renewed

Jacob's services;, so he asked him to name


his wages. Jacob's love for Rachel

the Abrahamic covenant with him and

banished all thoughts of his home and


the waiting mother. He bound himself

changed his name to Israel.

When Jacob reached his uncle's place

to serve seven years for Rachel.

it was still high noon, and near the well

Poor Leah must also have loved this

where he rested were three flocks of sheep

handsome cousin of hers, and probably

waiting to be watered. Jacob made


enquiries and learned from the shepherds
that the huge stone which covered the
well's mouth would be rolled back only
after all the flocks had arrived. They
gave him news of Laban, and pointing to
a little shepherdess coming with her
flock, told him she was Laban's daughter.

knew that she, being the eldest, would be


given in marriage to hinti. But Jacob
had no eyes for her. Perhaps the parents
discussed within Leah's hearing how
unfortunate it was to have a daughter
whom nobody wanted.
tion for her!

What a humilia-.

What had she done to be so

disfavoured by nature?

While Laban promised to give Jacob


his heart's desire, to crafty mind planned

The home

to get rid of Leah by playing a trick on


Laban

daughters.

had

some

sons

and

two

Leah, the eldest, might have

Jacob.

We are not told if the sisters

knew the terms under which Laban was

been a beauty but for some defect exacting services from Jacob. At the end
in her eyes that disfigured her face. But of the contract, preparations for theRachel was very lovely and Jacob had marriage were made. After the wedding
fallen in love wiA her at first sight. The banquet a very elegant, but closely veiled
two girls may have been affectionate sisters bride was presented to Jacob.
and playmates. As they grew older, Leah's
Poor Jacob! what a terribly frustrated
task was probably that of housekeeping, man he was when the morning light

above the Word of God. But it is Jesus


Christ Himself who is appointed to judge
Isaac, and frustrated his brother Esau. the quick and the dead, before whose
But now he himself had been deceived by judgment seat all the ungodly are going
his mother's brother. He had thought to stand one day, and then " the word
that at long last he held his beloved Rachel that I have spoken shall judge him in the
in his arms. Bitterly he demanded of last day ". (John 12:48) No one's theories
Laban, " Wherefore hast thou beguiled will save him in that day if he has rejected
me ?" Came the cold and cutting answer, Christ's commandments.
revealed

the

face

of Leah!

He had

helped his mother deceive his father

" It must not be so done in our coimtry

to give the younger before the first-born."


The greedyman wouldmultiply his wealth
at Jacob's expense. " Fulfil her week
and we will give thee this also ".. Jacob
had hoped to retmm home with his bride,
but he could not give up Rachel. So with
a heavy sigh and brealang heart he went
to work another seven years for her.
The Rivals

Then came the day of Jacob's highest


bliss. It was also Rachel's greatest triumph
and Leah's deepest humiliation. Rachel

appropriated Jacob all to herself and

seemed to exidt over it, conscious of the

power of her beauty. She was not,


however, responsible for her father's trick.
It was a common thing in the land
for a mail to have more than one wife,
and the women took it as a matter of

fact.

God had made man a monogamist,

but after the Fall and till Christ, the

Light of the world, appeared, God


" winked " at man's practice of polygamy.
But our Lord emphatically declared that
a man committed adultery either if he
married again while his wife lived, or
married a divorced woman. (Matt. 19:19)

God-defying men always interpret Christ's


words to suit the lax morals of this age.

Many are deceived who set man's theories


even if they are church authorities

But in Jacob's case it was the " times


past" during which God " winked'' at

many irregularities. The marriage was


undoubtedly a legal one.
Now, Rachel had been openly proud
of her beautiful face, and

flouted her

triumph over Leah in her sister's face.


But God opened Leah's womb and gave
that woman her triumph of being a mother,
while Rachel remained barren.

It was

now Rachel's turn to envy her sister, and


so unbearable was the humiliation she

felt that one day she said to Jacob, " Give


me children or I die."

Then she went

and gave her handmaid Bilhah to Jacob


to bear children for her.

Leah had temporarily ceased to bear.


Now, not to be outdone, she gave her hand
maid, Zilpah, to Jacob for more children.
In those days, when the covenant people
had implicit faith in the mighty power
of the living God, nobody worried, about
over-population or family planning. They
knew that if people cast all their care upon
Him, He was able to supply all the needs
of the whole world.

Finally, when Rachel had become


thoroughly humble because of her afflic
tion, God heard her prayer and removed
her reproach, and Joseph was born.
Rachel had been Jacob's first and only
love, and so her first-bom became the
apple of his eye.
{Continued in next issue)

By Mr. R. R. Harter

When I first thought of:Writing reports


of my visits to Asian cities I had no parti
cular intention of beginning with Bombay.
But as I am always astoimded with that
metropolis the subject cannot be avoided.
Bombay really begins at Kasara,
75 miles away. From there the railway
line is electrified. Here the passenger
can change into white clothes with the
knowledge that they will stay white.
But I knew all of this from previous visits
and so was not impressed.

because its position was not reached just


because of lucky stars.
The visitor
immediately sees that the people of Bom

bay work harder and quicker than perhaps


any other people in the nation.
Schools ought to arrange excursions
to Bombay for their older students since
their education can hardly be considered
complete without it.
But I would discourage anyone from
travelling west from Bombay. Bombay
is far enough!

The taxi ride from the station to the

hotel was also unimpressive since I was


well acquainted with the route.
But when I

later went down to do

some shopping I was almost overpowered.


Several weeks before I had laughed at a
villager who visited our city of Kanpur;
but now I found that it was I who was

the country hick.

The streets seemed too

wide to cross, the traffic too fast to race,

and the crowds too thick for safety (from


pickpockets).
The shops of Bombay are ultramodern.
Some are of the Super-market style so
popular in the U.S.A. But in this they have
had to make certain oriental orientations

lest their merchandize walk away. These


shops, of course, make a mint of money
from tourists. The profits' are wisely
usedj the grandeur of the city increased,
and then there are more profits to be used
for more grandeur, etc. etc. " F6r whoso
ever hath, to him shall be given, and he
shall have more abundance

Gateway of India

Since my hotel, " the Red Shield"


(of the Salvation Army) was located very
near to the " Gateway of India ", I took
good advantage of it and visited it numer
ous times each day.
The " Gateway" is a mammoth
archway of stone built to commemorate
the visit to India of King George Vand
Queen Mary. All the ships coming and
going to Bombay can be seen from here
and for eight annas (and less) sightseers
can. buzz around the Bay.

The day before we sailed from Bombay,


nine ships of the Indian Navy anchored
facing the Gateway. The sight was very
stirring and increased my already strong
prejudice for Hindustan.
A Gateway Incident

One day before that I was sitting


on the embankment, when a man nearby

jumped in having left a suicide note


A Good City

In my opinion the rest of India would


benefit if more of its people would see
this great energetic city. I say energetic

in his shoes. After he had gone down


five or six times, he was rescued by one
of the many boats that stood nearby. He
was promptly arrested when he reached
the shore.

10

To me it was just another case of

The Lesson

^'dhoka" (deceit) which one sees entirely


too much of in India.

It seems quite evident that the whole

thing was just an act, the man hoping


for a good collection of rupees from the

But the most appalling thing to me


was my realization that seeing so much
"dhoka" in India had hardened mesa

that I probably wouldn't know a drown

ing man if I saw one. I would probably


If the mail had really wanted to wait imtil he had gone down for the last
commit suicide he would hardly have time before deciding that his gasps for

soft-hearted tourists.

chosen a place so thronged with boats

air were sincere.

and people. The man knew very well


how

to swim and had swum under


"Wolf! Wolf!"

water from the place where he had


jumped in to a place where the crowd
could better watch. He kept his face
toward the audience and kept his head
above water for long periods of time which
showed that he was paddling his feet

injustice in writing so strongly of this.


But let it be a warning to my Indian
readers the next time they feel tempted

underneath.

to deceive..

{Continuedfrom page 2)

in preparationtoward this every act


of God among men, and every Divine

The three thousand persons who res


ponded were the first-fruits of the spiri
tual harvest for which preparation had
been going on since the fall of man.
Pentecost is indicative of that harvest

which Jesus told His followers is .now

ready, if only they would "lift up their


eyes" to horizons beyond the limit of
material things.
They were

the first

entrants into

the Kingdom of God which Jesus came to


establish. Never more was there any
question as to when the Kingdom would
come, or what its nature was to beit
had arrived, and was within them.

This was the Divine delivery of the


FAITH, once and for all, into the hands
of men.

For this event all others were

P^haps I have done myself a great

rev^ation had been directed.

Here the

church of Jesus Christ, the assembly of


the First-bom, was established.
There is . of course a real connection

between this spiritual Feast of first-fruits


and the offering of the Lamb of God fifty
days before. This is the logical and the
inevitable result of that.

" Other foun

dation can no man lay than that which is


laid, which isJesus Ghiist". (1 Cor. 3:11)
Pentecost stands forever as the symbol
of the Divine, character of the church^
It is this to which all men must come:

this b Mount Zion, the city of the living


God, the heavenlyJerusalem, the general
assembly and church of the first-born
who are enrolled in heaven. (Heb.
12:22:,23)

11

TIHIE lg01

iOIMIAINIS AINID PIIACTSCAL


HIIIOSTIANiTY
By Frank Rempel

The Christiaxi's Practical Relationship

Jesus campaigned against none of


the existing authorities of His day, stood
before no political or civil courts till He
"Let every soul be in subjection to the higher was led there on trumped up charges
powers^ for there is no power but of God and (and was then acquitted of them by Pilate
thepowers that beare ordained of God. There in these words: " I find no fault in Him").
fore he that resisteth the power withstandeth He did exercise stern judgment upon
the ordinance of God, and th^ that withstand spiritual, religious and moral corruption,
shall receive to themselves judgment. For and used force to eject from the house of
rulers are not a terror to the good work, but God those whose gross materialism had
to the evil. And wouldst thou have no fear led them to the misuse of religious institu
of that power 1 do that which is good and tions for their own selfish ends.
thou shalt have praise from the same,for he is
It is of great importance that we
a minister of God to thee for good. But,if understand that true Christianity is not
thou do that which is evil, be afraid, for he "revolutionary" in the present day
beareth not theswordin vain, for he.isa minister meaning of that word, being content to
of God, an avenger for wrath to them that do turn its main attention to the spiritual
evil. Wherefore ye must needs be in subjection, conflict which it ceaselessly wages against
not only because of the wrath but also for the spiritual powers of darkness. . " For,
conscience sake. For this cause ye pay tribute as I expect you have learned by now,
also, for they are ministers of God's service, our fight is not against any physical
attending continually upon this very thing. enemy: it is against organizations and
Render to all their dues: tribute to whom tri
powers that are spiritual. We are up
bute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to gainst the unseen power that controls
to the State

whom fear; honor to whom honor".


13:1-7).

(Rom.

Christianity, as its Founder makes


very plain to those "who have ears to

hear", is primarily an affair of the spirit,


enacted as a drama against the backdrop
of this physical world. Examined by
Pontius Pilate on the Jewish charge of
subverting the nation and setting Himself
up in Caesar's place, Jesus clearly declared
Himself in these words: "My Kingdom
is hot of this world. If My Kingdom were
of this world then \yould My servants
fight, that I should not be delivered to

the Jews; but now is My Kingdom not


from hence", (or, as Weymouth renders
it: "not of this origin").

tiiis dark world". (Eph. 6:12-13, Phil-

hps).
How easy it is to see only that part

of the conflict which appears visibly in


the form ofinjustices done, misgovernment,
abuse of power and authority, and to yield
to the temptation to spend our energy
and resources in the struggle for a " better
order ", worldly-wise! There have crept
into even church terminology the two

terms " pacificism " and " m^tarism ",


indicating either a person's willingness or
unwiUingness to join in a worldly conflict
these are evidence that the nature of the
Christian confhct has been misunder

stood. Such concepts simply have no


real meaning for the true Christian for

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they are related to an entirely different


sphere of thought and activity than the
one in which we operate.
Perhaps because the things of the
Spirit are considered to be so impor
tant, and to counter any temptation to
divert our spiritual energies to material
issues, very plain instructions are given
to Christians with regard to their relation
ship to the governing powers.

Some Backgrcund Thoughts

is here made a part of those practical


Christi^ duties which come as the result
of justification by faith, of burial and
resurrection with Christ. This duty is
part and parcel of the life of those who are
' debtors not to the flesh, to live in the

flesh " but^who have " by the Spirit put


to death the deeds of the body " (Rom.
8:12-13).
Submission to the state is, in other

words, not only a patriotic but a spiritual


duty.

Let us keep in mind two circumstances


Some Points to Consider
against the background of which PauPs
words in the passage we are considering
Looking more directly at the passage
in this article are to be interpreted.
before us we find the following points
The first, is the political situation to consider :
of the people to .whom Paul specifically
1. Governing powers are ordained of
addresses his words. They were the
Christians in Rome itself, the seat of God.
world government in that day. Un
Paul is most emphatic about this
doubtedly because of real or imagined and I believe it to be significant that he

" discrimination " against thena, Jews and made this categorical statement to a
Christians alike were prone to resist the group of Christian peoplewho were being

authorities that ruled over them. (The


two groups were easily confused in the
mind of the: pagan Romans). The Roman
biographer, Suetonius, (A. D. 50) records

governed by a set of lion-Christian laws,

which had been decreed by pagan legis


lators.

It. may be argued that the Emperor

of them that the Emperor Claudius had of that time, Nerohe who later became
" expelled from Rome theJews continually so infamous for his cruel treatment of
raising disturbances under the influence Christians^had not yet begun to manifest

of Chrestos

his

To what extent the Christians, and


not the Jews, were responsible for the
political agitations we cannot of course
say. We do know from the passage under
study that Paul thought it necessary to
warn them against any overt resistance
to the State. Verse 5 carries the key
word in his rnessage to themit is " Sub

Empire was perhaps even a restraining


influence upon the Jewish enemies of

of Rome's disfavour, Paul's attitude has

jection:
The second circumstance is iiiat. this

such as these here clearly set forth remain

monstrous, hatred

of them., The

the crd^, and that it was for this reason

that.Paid exhorted the Christian people to


support it.

Later, however, when this,

state of affairs had changed and the '

church had felt the full crushing effect \


not changed at all (See Tit. 3:1). Principles

clear injunction to obey the .rujers: of constant no matter what the outvvard
the land follows upon the author's deeply circumstances may'be.
spiritual treatise upon basic Christian
2. To resist the duly constituted
truth. Obedience to the ipowers that be authority is tantamount to resisting God.

13

Again we must recall that the spiritual replied to those who were trjdng to trick
life is livedf against the background of Him into making a treasonable statement
the affairs of this world;
Concern for by asking whether it is lawful to pay
His children is without doubt the reason

for God's ordination of the governing

powers. How vital this is to us all is indi


cated by Paul's request that we pray for

kings and for all that are in high places^

" so that we may lead tranquil and quiet


lives in all godliness and purity." (1
Tim. 2:1-2)

3. To Oppose the civil power is to risk


its proper displeasme and to deprive
ourselves of God's promised care.
It is not assured us that we will not

at any time have to suffer at the hands of


the state, but we are promised that when
our suffering is " for the Name of Christ"
or " as a Christian " we shall be blessed,

and that the Spirit will rest upon us.


Here is no need for shame at all.

The shame, as the apostle Peter so


clearly says, comes when the reproach
is the just consequence of our disobedience
to moral and civil law^when we suffer

as murderers, as evil doers, or as meddlers


in the affairs of other men. (1 Pet.
4:14-16)

tribute to Caesar. Many Jews considered


the payment of tribute to Rome to be
contrary to the law of Moses. " Render
to Caesar the things that are Caesar'sj
and to God the things that are God's",
was Jesus' answer, and in so saying He
once again effectively separated the two
spheres, with which we have to do. Both
are legitimate. They are never, when
properly followed, at cross purposes with
each other.

It is our God-given duty to be faithful


in the payment of taxes, and in the obser
vance of icill

other civil decrees, when

these do not actually require us to disobey


the Divine law.

It does

not follow

that Cliristians

should be indifferent to the kind of govern


ment that is over them. On the contrary,
when the main party platform is in agree
ment with the principles ofjustice and right
as these are advocated by Christ,
Christians have a responsibility to bring
their inBuence for good to bear upon,
politics, and everywhere to promote and
establish good government. Christian

4. Taxpaying and gathering are consi

influence is needed, and, I believe wanted,

dered to be legitimate and proper, and


necessary to the proper administration
of government.
Almost certainly Paul had in his
thinking the words of Jesus, when He

at least by sincerely patriotic leaders of


the nation.

But let us, leading peaceful and useful


lives, not be turned away from our main
task.

'ADVANCE" notices

Shades of John Baptist I The guests

Mr. Christian Herter, reported to be


succeeding Mr. Dulles as U. S. Secretary

at a wedding in Malaya my be presumed

to be suffeiiM from arthritis of the sips".

the "Advance'' item has it, the acting

of State, issaid in theKanpur "Advance"

Not n bad aflfictionj perhaps, for a man


in so responsible a position !

to have been a bit startled when, as


Prime Minister, Mr. Dato Abdal Razah,

"stepped into the glittering chamber with


the heads of several diplomatic missions".

14

{Continuedfrom page 4)

salvation, which at the first began to be


spoken by the Lord and was confirmed

over the local congregations. Each group unto us by them that heard Him ".
Jude three (from the transla
the authority of the apostles, dependent tionQuoting
by Phillips;) we are exhorted toupon and responsible alone to Jesus " put up a real fight for the faith which
Christ the Head. Under this simple has been once'and for all committed ta
apparatus they flourished and went forth those who belong to Christ." Jude then
to conquer the world.
was a spiritual unit, supported imder

The Church of the New Testament

was the temple of the Holy spirit. In


forming the Christians of this fact, the
apostle Paul said to the Corinthians, " if
any man defile the temple of God, him

tells of ungodly men who were infiltrating^

the churchevenin thosedays,false teachers


who would seek to lead men away from
the Faith. Against all such the church
must take a strong stand.

shall God destroy, for the temple of God


is holy, which .temple ye are ". (1 Cor.

Conclusion

3:16-17) To change in any way the New

Testament form of the church is surely


a defiling of the temple of God. - Let
us rather restore it to the beauty and
simplicityit had when God gave it to us.

These are the most important essential

elements of New Testament Christianity.

Let us forever remember that they were


given by. Christ and His aposfles once

The Protection of the Faith which

and for alL They have never been

was once and for all delivered unto the

superseded by Divine Word. Till they


are, thby must still stand as God's provi

saints, is the third element of New Testa

ment Christianity which we mention.


New Testament Christianity believed

that the Faith had been delivered to it,

sion for man's spiritual needs.

^ To restore New Testament Christianity


will require soul-searching, courage and

full fashioned, by God. The warning complete and humble submission to the
against neglecting this delivered way is will of God. But when it is done, peace
strongly sounded in Hebrews 2

" how

shall we escape if we neglect so great

and unity among the children of God


will once again be seen.

Sertno-yi OiJiiie6 for Barefoot Braas^jers.


" Joshua "

Ex. 17:8-13.

(Joshua 24: 29 )

Joshua is first mentioned as general

Introdu<^on

When Joshua died he was recognized


to have been a servant of God.

This is

the finest tribute that can be paid to


any man.

Let us look at his life and see

how he gained this eminence.

in the fight against the Amalekites. He

took orders from Moses and the power


to ^win was in Moses. Many mission
paid workers are like Joshua: they can
fight the^ fight as long as the missionaries
are holding up the bank-roll.

15

Josh. 24:19.
Joshua went up Mount Sinai with Moses
Joshua tells the people that they are
as Moses' servant.
(Ex. 32:17; Ex. unable to serve God because he knows
34:3) It was not the Lord's will that how fickle they are and how difficult it is
Joshua acconipanv Moses the second time. to be God's servant. Most of our church
(Ex. 33:11)
members today are likewise unable to serve

Ex. 24:13.

the Lord because they are enthralled with


the many idols of this life.

Ex. 33:11.

Joshua stayed in the tabernacle, but


as the servant of Moses.

Caleb *

Num. 11:25-30

(Numbers 14:24)

Joshua was more concerned for Moses'


lionor than he was for the progress of the

1. He followed the Lord fully.

Lord's work.

13:30.

This same spirit is very

prevalent today.

Num.

While even Joshua was yet silent


Caleb spoke out for marching into Canaan.

Num. 14:6-10; 14:24

Joshua is not referred to as a servant


of God because here, as in other instances,

he was probably taking his cue from


Moses.

He did not wait to know Moses' will for

he was already convinced of the Lord's


will.
2. He

was

fearless.

Num.

14:1-10.

He neither feared the giants and the

Num. 27:18

Despite his deficiencies Joshua did


jjossess the Spirit, and it was the Lord's
will that he should succeed Moses.

walled cities of Canaan nor did he fear

the hate of his own people. Though the


people cried all night and took up stones
to kill him he did not recant.

Josh. 1:1
Joshua liad lived most of his eighty
years in the " mission compound", and
was still knowji as Moses' servant.

Some-

limes we cannot progress spiritually until

3. He realized the power of the Lord.


Num. 14:8,9; comp. Rom. 8:31.
"If God be for us who can be against
us?"

our heroes in the fiesh arc removed from


4. He was a Man of Action. Num. 13:30

us.

Josh. 5:13-15
This appears to have been the time
Mhcn Joshua decided to give his whole
self to the service of God.

is the time.

Rom 13:11.

From now on

liis life is impeccable and lie obeys the


Lord in all things, even when His com
mands seem to

He wanted to go up at once. We
lose many opportunities by dcla)'. Now

be nonsensical.

(Tosh.

6:3-5)
Josh. 24:15
When we realize tiie struggle Joshua
had to become a servant of God we appre
ciate this challenge the more.

Important

We can only conjecture as to why


Joshua superccded Caleb.
It may
l)e that Caleb had too many family
encumbrances, or that he became too

proud after he had become so distinguish


ed. Or it may be that he just lacked

leadership ability.

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designated " Christasian subscription


may be sent to either of the two addresses
below:
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Cover plctare: THE SAULa TaCPLB, SANPUR

A OECAOE OF SERVICE ENDS

Our move to Kcmpur marks the end of ti years


of service in India, and the beginning of a new
phase of endeavor for Christ in this land,

y; . y,The first ten years were spent dt Kulpahar,


where* except for the latter year and a half, our

efforts were directed toward the training of


Christian preachers. When the changing situation
in India made it seem advisable to terminate that

particular-phase of the work^; we turned our att


ention to the literature situation*

m:

tFirst endeavors in this new field, for which

weV were scarcely quali fled,were faltering. However


as eiq)efience and 'the school of hard knocks' have
gradually given us a clearer picture of the
requirements of such a work, we believe that we
are now in a position to do something effective
along the lines of producing true-to-the-Bible
literature for the advancement of the Christian

cquee in India. . : !
.It had become increasingly evident that the
seclusion of rural-Kulpahar placed too great a
Lipitation on such a work, and we contemplated d
move..tp. some more fgvordl>le location.

Bro. Ralph Harter's suggestion that we might


take our business to Kanpur decided us on that
city.v The. move there was clearly advantageous,
bpthito Brp. Barter and to us - to us because*^
KanpuE;<has. the facilities we seek, and to Bfo.Har-'

ter becceise; he plans to go on furlough and needs a


repl^ement for the work he is doing in the city.
.1 - So;; we end one, and start a new phase of
service in Christ's behalf. The future is of

course, in His hands. We look to Him for guidance


and for-tha t fruit in the Kingdom which it is our '
aim to gather*
. We ttrust that f riends and supporters will

continue-with us. ds we put our hands into the


hand of God: and walk confidently forward into
the unknown.

THE

KANPUR

TASK

What is the nature of our work in the new


location? This has been asked us on several

occasions lately.

It is of course impossible to itemize the


daily tasks, a large portion of which will be

those which.are inherent in a Christian ministry


anywhere - perhaps exaggerated here because of the
greater masses of people to be ministered to. and

because of the scarcity of Christian leadership.


The local church is young and not very strong,
needing a good deal of careful nurture in the Word.

Among our literature responsibilities will


be:

l.The supervision (and staffing) of the BIBLE


BQGK SIDBE. established here by Bro. R.R. Harter.
Hiis work, which includes the setting vp of liter
ature stalls at various *melas' and Christian

conventions, will be especially Marie's responsib


ility.

A project in hand is the purchase of a small

mobile book stall, which will be propelled (pushed


by hand) dbout the city by some of our Christian
co-workers who will sell Christian books for a
small commission. We commend this as a worthvdiile
investment in the task of literature distribution.

2.The publishing of a Hindi language monthly


magazine. Jeewan Deep'. This poper. which is also
distributed from here now. is in its third year of
publication and continues to fill a real need. It
is a project of the indigenous 'New Testament Pub
lications' assocation. Much effort needs to be

put forth for the boosting of its circulation if


it is to be fully effective.

3.The editing and publishing of Bro. Ralph's


bi-monthly English publication. 'Christasian'.
There is a large need for this also, pres^ting as
it does, an India wide challenge. Not only among
the Anglo-Indian population, but everywhere.
English is still very much the unifying language
of the country.
4.The publishing of study books and materials.
We d^end largely, in this department, on trans
lations into Hindi from tried and true English
books and outlines.

All of this adds up to a very busy and. we


trust, a very worthwhile existence for our family.
FINANCIAL

REPORT

FOR 1908

RECEIPTS: (Jan.1,1008 to Nov.30,1008 - see footnote)


Centre 1 Churdi, Portland, for Living Link
Central ChurOh, Portland, for O.TinotltN,

#8300*00
870*00

Dale and oean Bdncational Fund:

Oiurdi of Christ,Bluffton, Ind* 310*00


Pal rview Christian Church,Catthage, 870*00
Church of Christ,Orande Prairie, 00*00
Norkenxie Christian Ch*Bagene, 18*77
Oeneral receipts^
West Anarillo Christian Ghur^
Central Christian Churdi, charlotte town

Christian church, Hontague


Mr* Mrs. Elmer Oillan, Portland

Friendship class,Christian Ch. Plainfield Ind.


ladies Council, Church of Christ, Oregon Citp
Boano ke Christian Church Falnouth, Sjr*

608*77
130*00
103*00
103*00
00.00

800.00
180.00
00.00

Mr. and Mrs. Oeo* Fisher, Portland

80.00

Mr.Mr s. PorAiey Morford, Connersville, Ind


Olenmcnt, 0* Christian Church, Sunday School
01ennont,o*, Christian Chur^,
Jeroa esvillOjO* Christian Church,
Miss ^irley MaoOregor, Calgary, Alta*
Jonio r Class,Church of Christ, Orrville, 0*
water fbrd ehur^ of Christ, Fredriektosn, O*

60*00
00*00
30*00
80*80
80*00
81*83
80*00

L^al Workers Class, Tonealla, Ore*


W>M*S* Church of Christ, Banna, Alta*
Oturch of Christ, Bradalbsne, P.B.I*
Mrs* 8* Dunhar, Grande Prairie, Alta.
latfaleen Riley, Portland, Ore.
First Christian Church, The Dalles, Ore.
Tasdiill, Ore. Christian Church
Keele s't*fl>urch of Christ, Toronto, Qnt.
Downtown Churdi of Christ, Bl Paso, Texas,

11*00
80*00
40*00
110.00
1.00
80.00
80.00
87.00
18*00

Hoiina Explorers, Church of Christ, Banna, Alta.

6>00

Mrs. Russell MacQregor, Montagie, P. E. I.


W.H. 8. Parkhlll Church of Christ, Calgary, Alta
Owen Still, jr. Calgary, Alta.
Miss Mary Freeman, Portland, Ore.
^-Mr.-'Robt..Basford, . Naoipai Ida. '

20.00
20.00
B. 00
1.00
f lO.OO

.yr.; Mrs,. Lloyd Bell, J^rtland, Ore.


Palidelphiah Ladies, CCTtral Churd>, Portland, Ore.

10. M
7B.6o

.. Cen'tr^fChurch,Local Benevolent Fhnd> Portland^


Jirs, .wal.^r E. Boppe, ,St. (^rles, Minn.. . ,
Mr.

Mrs.' Robt. Mhistler, 'Lebanon, Ind.

3.00
2.00

Chrl 8tlan'Sarvibe Fellowship, Plainfleld, Ind


, Warwood Christie Church, Wheeling .w. Va.

2S. 60
- '20.00

OraSi Warwood Christian Church, wheeling,

15.00

West Seattle Christian Church, Washington

' 20.00

Mr. Mrs. Donald Smith, Vulcan, Alta


tuxe.do Park Church of.Christ, Calgary, Alta..

20.00
20.73

"'Mrs. Bwlah Brabe,' Clbvdland, Olcla.


Camp Christian Toung People, Pine Lake, Alta.
. Dorcas Missionary .society, Taber, Alta.

'

-' ISbIoo

. g.QQ
^ 04.12
13.80

tfestway Christian'Churchj Toronto, Ont.

27.70

First Christian Church, The Dalles, Ore.


Ibe lydias. Tuxedo Pk. Church of Christ, Calgary,

20.00
20.00

Christian Churfh, Cuatnings

Kansas,

36.30

DVBS,' Christian Church, Belvidere, Neb.

34.33

New: .Antioch Church of Christ, Wilmington, 0.

. 48.20

(hurch of Christ, Sunnerside, P.B.I.


Mr. Mrs. C.E. Butson,.Danville, 111.

28.00
10.00

central Christian, Portland, Ore.

10.00

W, Frank Berring^
Ht.

New-:Glasgow, N.S.

10.00

Zion Christian Church, Nowata, Okla.

20.00

Chri stian. Church, . Kouts,- Ind.Woodbum, Ore. ChriS'tian Church,

-.46.02
20.00

Mrs. Barry McMastera,DVBS Grande Paririe, Alta.

10.00
' 32.04

Night Missionary Group, Central, Portland^ Ore < ' ' 00.00
Anonymous givers.:
" SIO.OO
TOTAL RECEIPTS
..
.
$6408. 09
CASB BALANCE BR0DOBT FORWARD FROM 1907 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TOTAL INCOME IN 1908

210.06

$6610.10

ESIPeilDI TURES:

'

Miohinery,Offlce,Maintenance expense

'

' Medical expense


Printing emd Publishing

277.74

110.80
"187.10

'-Pttblioity expense
'Bouse and Rent expense. "
'

.440.60
-238.73

Worker's salaries expense

242.07

Wbmen's Hone, Student help,'Benevolent work


":.'Tax and insurance'expense ,
'.''Travel and moving expense

' 966.09
.'249.62
- 277.16

. -Dal e and Dean education. expense'per sonal salary

TOTAL E XPaiDITURE
CASH BALANCE, CARRIED FORWARD TO 1900..

TOTAL DEBITS, 1908

707.11
2872.60

. .... .
$6064.72
.i ... v.
04.43

..v.. . ..$6619.10

N01E?''Uoney donated in one month is not received nor expended


by US'bill the following month. In'order to be able to close
the'yearly accounts on Deo.31, it was decided this year to'in

clude'r eceipts up to NOV.36 bnly - December donors will not-be

credited here but will appear in the 1909 report.

AlslQUNCEMENTS

, ; V.-- -GHij/STASI ANAcMAGAZINE

Sample, cojles of ithe next issue.;of., fG2irist-

qsic^nt' maggzile will be seilt out to^jali iour

supporters, in^he hope thatvmany: will subscribe


to ,it.' -

The.

not a .^'missipnarjy. promotion *

^y*ject. Tou wil perhaps see quickly tiqt it is

Asia .signted, je ggteriql w^tittpn,.:^qrjgel

Asiot persohnelllts purpose is the~ advancement


of the christiateause in these lands.
i

...

The paymen^pf a $1,00 subscription, sent

to/.our .forwqtd.ii|agents,w

secure the, paper

for you and w^lelp tp promote, thisjeffort,'; .

^ITER FURLOUGH, . . . v

Bro. R.R.Ht^r, who has labored in Kanpur'


for a number, of yW, is returning to America, on
furlough, in MardRalph has, in many respects,
been more success in identifying himself with

India than the m of us.

For one thing, he

specdcs and writesjdi more effectively than most

of the Qiurch of Qst missionaries. He probably


understands the Ito people better.

If y o u - H o r t e r sp^cdc to your

group in
hf;j;chri^|jc^j^iterature
production, you, J.'d write fd- hisvforwarding

agent. Miss ^Fldre^uglaS. Rt<3,^^pra. 111.

Literature d^qt^pn is a large part of


the task of propoU the Gospel by means of
the printed word.l

Undoubtedly methods indigenous to India will


work best here. One such method has not been ex

ploited by us yet, and we mcdce it our 'project of


the month* to enter this further avenue of service.
We will call it the 'lOBILE BOOK SERVICE*,
It will consist of a book display case mounted on
a device very common on Indian c:ty streets - a

push-cart on four bicycle wheels. It will be pro

pelled around the city, particuloty in the bazaar


areas, by one of our Indian colkagues who will
sell Christian literature for a soil commission.

The cost will be somewhere.n the neighbor


hood of $100 - a suitable suppo; undertaking for
on Adult Bible Class, or missicary group, some
where.

If you wish to help us in>e undertaking by


paying all or part of the amot needed, please

designate your gift: 'Mobile Bi Service Project*


and send it to our forwarding 'Uts.
We thank you on His behal

THE
BEMPEL jENCE
7/lSl
Xanp P.

things co,v^^

d$ian
PETER AND JOHN IN THE TEMPLE

Peter and John were going up


into the temple to pray. The time
was afternoon on a summer day, and
they had intentions of joining in the
prescribed prayers that accompanied
the offering of the evening sacri
fice in the Jewish temple in
Jerusalem.
The " prayer meeting " was well
attendedthe Jews were a deeply

Nor did Peter and John disagree


with the religious beliefs of the crowd.

There is no reason to think that they


came for any reason than that which

is statedto pray. They believed


deeply in the God of the temple.
To them, as to the others gathered
there, the sacrifices that would be

offered were an integral part of their


religious tradition. The scriptures
upon which the entire proceeding was
based were held by Peter and John

religious people and the temple was


the very heart of their worship.
There was nothing, outwardly, to
make the two apostles stand out in
any way from others in that large
congregation. They may have been

however, we can see that there was, in

recognized by a few, but must have

fact, a tremendous difference between

been

the two men


worshippers.

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The difference lay in the degree of


their understanding of the mysteries they

He, Being dead, yet Speaketh


Abell,
immediate son of Adam, was
had come to observethe mysteries
a
man
with
a message. The very brief
embodied in the temple and its related
services.

biography that wc have of him seems to

have been written with the express pur

The Jews indeed marvelled at those pose of showing us that Abell spent
his life living and telling that message.
They worshipped and adored them, as
The message had vital contentit
it were, from afar. Knowing with a deep concerned
the Divine-human relationship.
certainty that the temple rites and cere Abell believed
God and, perhaps even
monies presaged great and wonderful more significant,in he
believed God! Others
things, they could not know with clarity

mysteries and pondered them deeply.

the instructions that God


what those things were, and so they rationalized
gave,
saying
that surely the details did
reverenced them blindly.

But Peter and John's understanding


was that of men who have seen " face to
face". No longer a vague uncertainty,
it was to them a powerful reality, wond

not matter and that it was the PRINCIPLE


that we must heed. Abell, by faith,

perceived that OBEDIENCE, even in the

face of apparent illogic, IS the principle,


and he expressed his faith by his obedience.
rous beyond the wildest imagination of
The Bible says that although Abell
anyone there.
died, he continues to speak. Actually,
They must have nodded their heads : nothing could be more inevitable than
in deep understanding as they beheld the that he should do so. We all doperhaps
great brazen altar in the outer court of , not for so long as Abell, but certainly
the temple, prominently displaying as it for as longas we are remembered on earth.
did the horns of " refuge ". How signi The length of the after-death message
ficant now the golden laver, the altar of is probably in direct ratio to the impor
the showbread, of incense, and the golden tance of the earthly life and message
candlestick! As they prayed, their prayer

of the speaker.

was surely not one of petition for fulfill


Also, the means that have been used
ment, but of thanksgiving for what had
for
projecting
that message must determine
already been fulfilled. They stood, as
it were, in the glorious floodlight of revela very largely how long it will go on.
tion.

Dr. Charles H. Phillips died in body

What had worked this miracle of on January 1, 1959. Those of us who


revelation within them? The explana were privileged to know him personally

tion is starkly simple; they had been with will not doubt that he will continue to

Jesus. In Him they had seen the fulfill


ment of all that is written.

speak for a long, long time.

Those who came under the influence

One who later joined their number of Bro. Phillips's Bible expositions and
said that it was an " understanding in lectures, as it was this writer's privilege
the mystery of Christ, which in other to do, will agree that he will continue to
generations was not made known to the deliver essentially the same message that
sons of men, as it hath now been revealed Abell preaches.
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WOiSHIP TIHli IL0P0 M THE EEAIUnrY IF


HIS HOLIIMiSS
By T. S. Chelliaii Rao

It is interesting to note an adage


of our country, which says that no one
should inhabit a town or a village where

up a stone against her, and the crowd

of boisterous accusers melted away, leav


ing Jesus alone in the temple. So, no

there is no temple for the worship of God.


Devotion to God, and His worship, seem
to be the primary duty of mankind. To

of his purity and righteousness in His

justify this claim, we can find a smaller

eyes.

or larger temple, or place of worship,


in every village and town of our country.
This aspect of human devotion to God
is firmly established in the hearts of men
and women all over the world.

There

fore it is no wonder that one South Indian

poet declared, centuries ago, that God


created all the good and beautiful things
in this world for the use and the benefit

of mankind, but that mankind is created

solely to worship God, to adore


Him and to glorify Him with all sincerity
and thankfulness.

With the terrible fall of Adam and

Eve in the garden of Eden sin entered


into the world. With this, man has

one who knows the real condition of men


and women before God can ever boast

Sinners as we arc, wc cannot know


exactly the ways of God. For God Him

self declared unto His saints, " My ways


are not your ways, and My thoughts are
not your thoughts ". Out of his ignorance
man began to worship God in various
ways. In doing so he adopted quite a
number of methods of worship and sacri

fice.

Before times, men prayed with their

lips only and their hearts were far from


God. This is hypocrisythere is no true

link between the words of the lips and


the thoughts of the hearts. They showed
only pretence.

They did not heed God's

intent even when it \v'as told them that a

lost his exalted position in the presence

sincere and humble prayer is more accept


able to God than a sweet-smelling sacri

of God His Creator and has become a

fice, and that God is " well-pleased with a

miserable sinner. As befitting his des


cendants, all men are equally sinners in

heart".

the sight of God.

There are no sinners

among men, in the positive, comparitive


and superlative degreesall are sinners
alike. There is no room for anyone to
claim a superior status before God.
The Jews, with their pride and
self-righteousness, asked Jesus whether
the

woman

who

was

accused

of

adultery should be stoned to death. Jesus


replied that the one having no sin
should cast the first stone at her. But
there was not even one man without

sin among them. No one dared to pick

prayer out of a broken and contrite

Men and women of the present genera


tion go to church with the definite purpose
of worshipping God. This objective is
perfectly right and the intentions may be
true. But the intention may not always
be realized since often methods adopted
there are perverted and obnoxious. They
are carried away by the vanities of the
world. The primary objective is turned
into a secondary onethe gathering in
the church is converted into a place of
competition in the display of fine
dress, jewelry and style. Amidst such

Perhaps this is not a fault. As we


read God's Word we ought to take time
to digest it properlynot a year of course,
but spiritual food, like food for our bodies,
should not be bolted so quickly that it
causes spiritual indigestion. A short scrip
ture, carefully read and understood can be
far more helpful than a long passage read
and then forgotten.

COLOMBO TlMiES
By Mr. R. R. H.\rter

Colombo is a much finer city than

Bombay, according to the people who live


in Colombo.

But then, I do not live in

Colombo.

The first disappointment was that

ships do not dock at Colombo but have to


anchor out in the harbour. To get to shore

one must go by motor launch, and the


rates are rather expensiveRs. 1*50 (30 c.)
each way; and the transference from ship
to launch and back again can be a treach
erous sport when the sea is a little rough.
Colombo owes its importance to the
fact that it straddles some of the main

shipping lanes of the world. For this

The World's slowest eater

I used to stay overnight with a girl


friend who worked in a store.

She had

to be at work by 9 o'clock. But at morning


devotions

her father would

read

from

the Bible endlessly on and on, until we


would not even listen.

If he had read

reason many ships stop here despite its


deficiency of docks.
Although Colombo does not live up
to its advance publicity, it is, never
theless, a pleasant place. There are
double-decker buses on frequent schedules
and the shops are modern. Many impor

one or two verses and explained them,

ted items not obtainable in

how much better it would have been for

found here.

us!

Colombo is one of the finest places


to buy curioi !

" Let the Word of God dwell in your


hearts richly ".
Well, there are marmots, locusts, and

leeches. Just as God made each one to


follow its own way of life, so also He has
" created us in Christ Jesus that we should
be to the praise of His glory

India are

But after all is said and done, Colombo


has not made the best use of its resources.

This may be due to unhealthy politics


somewhere along the line.
A great deal of hardship has been
caused by the mass deportation of Indians
from Ceylon. Some families have been
broken up becauseof this. The jobs which
fell vacant when the Indians left have

not in all cases been satisfactorily filled

by the Ceylonese who succeeded them. A


country
which dependsso much on interna" Any faith in Him, however small, is
better than any belief about Him, however tionality cannot profit by excessive nationa
lism.

great
MacDonald

{Continued on page 8)

SOiNi yTSmiMDIINI@ WOMilM IF TIHIE


BIBLE INI. 4
Leah and Rachel:

The Sisters

By Miss H. Kaveri Bai

{Continued from last issue)

Jacob crossed the river and was


camping at Gilead when Laban, pursuing

The FUght

Now, Jacob was anxious to provide him with his men, overtook him. It
for his own large family and to return
home. The sisters appear to have been
quite reconciled by this time. But
Laban's greed would not permit him to

would surely have gone hard with the


fugitive, had not God in a dream res
trained Laban from doing any mischief.
He only gave a mild rebuke, but demand

let Jacob go even now. The man asked

ed the restoration of His idols.

him to name his wages again.

Hitherto

Jacob was not an idolater, and in his

the wages he had paid toJacob, were first innocence he swore, " with whomsoever
Leah and then Rachel. Jacob asked for

all tlie speckled cattle that would be


born. Laban agreed and sent awayJacob
a distance of three days journey. Jacob
had not only a vast knowledge in cattle
breeding, but Gk)d was also on his side.
God could do nothing with Laban, but he
could mould Jacob's character pleasing
unto Himself. So it happened that all
the strong cattle brought forth speckled
young.

Laban had heart-burnings, and he

gave Jacob the ring-streaked ones instead.


Then all the cattle brought forth ringstreaked young. Altogether ten times
Laban changed Jacob's wages but the
expert cattle breeder could always manage
to see that the cattle brought forth the

kind of young fixed for his wages. Filled


with envy, Laban's sons incited their
father against Jacob. Jacob sensed the
danger to himself, and decided to flee.
He consulted his wives, and they, dis
gusted with their father's crooked dealings,
readily consented. On a day when Laban
was away to shear his sheep, Jacob fled
with all he had.

Rachel had stolen her

father's teraphim and nobody knew it.

thou findest thy gods, let him not live ".


Laban made a thorough search, but
Rachel paid her father in his own crafti
ness so that the search was in vain.

He

never knew that she was sitting on the pile


under which she had hidden the images.
Laban made peace with Jacob at Mizpah
and departed.

When, proceeding, Jacob came to the

brook Jabok, he sent the whole party over


it to the other side, but he himseli remained
where he was.

That was the memorable

night of his wrestling with God till day


break, when God changed Jacob's
name to Israel,

for He said,

" As

a prince hast thou power with God,


and hast prevailed ". (Gen. 32:28) Jacob

rejoined the party, halting on his thigh.


When passing through Esau's terri
tory Jacob sent messengers to his brother
with gifts. For all his terror of Esau's
vengeance, the latter was generous and
affectionate at their meeting.
Rachel's Death

Now a grievous blow awaited Jacob.


Rachel had been full with child.

When

the travellers approached Bethelhem


Ephrath, the birth pangs came on her.
With great difficulty she brought forth
Benjamin, and then expired. Broken
hearted, Jacob had no time to sit and
mourn. After erecting a pillar over her
grave which remains to this day, he
continued the journey to Beersheba.
Bilhah, Rachel's faithful handmaid, took

charge of the motherless boys and brought


them up with her own sons. It does look
as if Jacob's curse regarding the stolen
idols, " Let him not live ", took effect on
Rachel.

Leah might have grieved for her


sister, recalling the days of their child
hood, but at the same time Rachel's death
must have ended the bitterness of her own

married life.

God knew, when He ordain

ed monogamy, that this was the perfect


union, and that anything else could lead
only to disunion and strhe.
Leah saw her

father-in-law

Isaac,

the romantic story of whose marriage


with her aunt Rebekah she had heard,
but Rebekah herself was no more. Leah
was now the mistress of the whole house

hold of the covenanted family. She was


alive when Joseph dreamed his two
dreams, and when his brothers got rid
of him. But she was dead by the time
Israel and all his house-hold migrated

to Egypt during the famine.

Her body

Avas laid in the family tomb, where Jacob


himself was buried by Joseph later on.
Thus ends the story of the two sisters.
But Leah, the despised of her husband,
was the ancestress of our Lord, through
Judah, her son, and the Davidic line of

kings. She was also the mother of the


priestly branch of the nation, of Moses and
Aaron, and of John the Baptist, through
her son Levi.

God honored Rachel too, not only

in raising up her son Joseph to be the


Saviour of Israel during the famine, but
{Continued onpage 13)

{Continuedfrom page 2 col. 1)


to His holy apostles and prophets, in the
Spirit".
It is Jesus who puts meaning into
religion, and translates it into life. The
event that followed gave the full proof
of the vitality which He had imparted
to these men. With the erstwhile cripple
beside them Peter and John cried-out:
" Why do you marvel at this man, or
look at us as though we had made him
walk? The God of Abraham, of Isaac
and Jacob, the God of our Fathers, hath

glorified His Servant Jesus

by faith

in His name hath His name made this man

strong". (Acts 3:12-16)


It is Jesus who will, for us too, put
meaning into religion. Not ceremonies
and traditions and outward forms, but a
Person, is the secret of Life.

{Continuedfrom page ff)


I was satisfied that the work of the

Lord is moving forward in Ceylon. There


has been an upsurge in Buddhism, but
there continues to be hungering and
thirsting after the Gospel.
Several years ago there were a number
of good Christian radio broadcasts'from
Radio Ceylon. The government has now
prohibited all of these except Don Rubesh's
" Quiet Comer ". In this latter broad
cast Brother Rubesh is greatly restricted
in what he is permitted to say in introduc
ing the musical recordings. Spot an
nouncements advertising correspondence
courses are permitted.
There continue to be hundreds of

requests for the correspondence courses.


Portions of scripture are plentifully distri
buted, and sales of other Christian litera
ture are fairly good.
Restrictiom on missionaries are about

the same in Ceylon as they are in India.


{Continued on page 13)

TIHIE BOOK OF iOMAINiS AINIID PMCTICAO.


CIHIilSTlAINIiTY
By Frank Rempel
The

Ghristiaii

and

his

Financial

Obligations.

Ram. 13:8 "Owe no man anything save


Jo love one another, for he that loveth his neigh
bor hathfulfilled the law
The instructions of Paul to Christians

to pay all their obligations in the form of


tribute and taxes, dealt with in the previous
article, need to be expanded to include
Another practical aspect of the Christians*
common relationship with the world
about

him.,

Paul does so in the verse

above, which immediately follows after


his command to " give tribute to whom
tribute is due '*.

" Owe no man anything

he said, in

A blunt statement that leaves room for

no exceptions whatever, so far as material

things are concerned. It is not only


the civil power to whom we are bound to
pay our financial obligationsall to whom
money or chattel of any kind is owed
have the right to expect prompt payment
from us.

A Pressing Obligation
A Christian's attention to his debts

is the more urgently needed because our

creditors in business and personal life do


not always have the arbitrary powers of
government to enforce payment, and are

thus more susceptible to injustice. There


are laws, of course, but many people are
loathe to have recourse to litigation (even

among non-christians) for the recovery


of money rightfully owed to them, and
this makes our obligations as debtors the
more personal and important. Nothing

so quickly discredits a Christian's reputation


in the eyes of the world as his taking
advantage of this to avoid payment of
lawful debts.
No Debts at all?

I do not believe Paul's meaning to


be that it is wrong to contract a debt.
Life would, to say the least, be extremely
cumbersome and in some cases impossible,
if the borrowing of moneyor the purchas
ing of goods on credit were not to lie
permitted. Business is very much depen
dent on this facility. It seems clear that
the apostle is commanding Christians (the
sentence is in the imperative mood) not
to let their debts go beyond the date
on which they fall duecertainly never
to let them go unpaid altogether.

A valuable opportunity
Nothing, not, even the payment of
money as an outright gift (which in many
cases is degrading to the recipient and he

is not likely to &ank the giver for that)


so enhances a Christian's reputation for
honesty and goodness as the prompt,
payment of money owed. It is an in
fluence for good which is cheaply bought,
purchased, indeed, with another's money.
When Jesus advised His followers to
make friends for themselves by means
of the " mammon of unrighteousness"
(Luke 16:9) was it not to the fair and right
handling of money in the discharge of
obligations that He had
reference?
Certainly it is one of the ways by which

friends can be gained and Christians ought


to make the fullest use of the facility.

10

The other side of tlie picture teaches

But whatever can have made me. a

a negative lesson which is equally pointed. moral debtor to my fellow-man?


What is the result of refusing to pay
what is owed? It is a rare case indeed

which does not result in strong enmity.


You will be remembered for nothing so

long as for money you owed and did not


pay. This is not the kind of a memorial

Paul's
understanding was that this obligation
extended no less to peopte whom he had
never seen. He expressed a desire to*
visit Rome, where he had never been,,
that he might meet his obligation tothe Jews and Greeks there. (Rom. 1:14)
How can we be in debt to those whom we-

a Christian should leave !

have never seen?

An Undischargeable Debt

It is outside the purpose of this article

The answer, of course, is that whileGod does not expect us to repay Him, Hedoes expect us to reciprocate. Gratitude
to God for what He has done lies at the root

to make any more than a brief comment of the whole relationship.


Owe noon the verses which follow the text quoted man anything, save to love one another".
above, and about which wonderful sermons
Can we say, in concluding, that the
have often been preached. This is a honorable discharge of our financial obli
teaching which was not original with Paul gations goes a long way toward keeping
for Jesus the master Teacher had Himself the interest paid up on ffie great perpetual
so summed up the entire Mosaic system debt of love that we owe? God help us
of law. " Thou shalt love thy neighbor each one to carry our Christian prniciples
as thyself".
into the practical, everyday affairs of
The one feature about it that must

claim our attention in this context is


the fact that here is a debt which we
can never discharge!
But it is a debt owed to whom?
This is NOT an indebtedness toward God.

Our relationship with Him must never be


regarded as one of obligationunless we
are ridiculous enough to believe that om
earthly children are in debt to us for their
existence!

What

we

have

from

Him

we have received as a free gift, and one


does not insult the giver of such a gift by

attempting to repay Him for what He


has done.

It would be ridiculous even to t^


to do so, as though Godall sufficient in
Himselfcould ever personally profit by
our ministries. His interest in us is purely
altruistic and is based on the same thing

our lives!

{Continued from page 4)


our inward lives must be in accord with

what we pray. If not so, we will be only


" begging" Christians. Just as we call
God " our Father " we must realize that
we are the children of God. Therefore

we must approach Him with a dignity


and honor befitting God's own children
not as highway tramps and beggars.
Secondly, as sons of God, we must
earnestly seek and work for the Kingdom
of God, offering ourselves a self-less sacri
fice in His service, thus transmitting and

radiating His supreme love and tender


care to others with whom we come intocontact.

To serve God one need not worry


upon which we are now to base our inter about
possessing enough wealth, meansest in othersa debt (in His case selfimposed) of love which is unendingly and opportunities. God has blessed us
owed!

{Continued on page 12)^

LJ
It was announced that there would
be no reservation of seats at a Lucknow

showing of a Moscow Puppet Theatre,


the practice smacking too much of " antiSocialist doctrines of creation of priorities
and

distinctionsAnxious

to

together, the disturbance affecting the


education of some 18,000 students of that

city. Displaced furniture in the class


rooms would take at least two days to re

arrange, said the authorities.

assure

themselves of choice seats at the showing


some citizens appeared at the theatre
well in advance. They claimed they

Kanpur city reports 15 deaths from


T.B. in one week.

There were 7 deaths

had a feeling of frustration upon the


discovery that 108 of the best seats had

in child-birth, 12 from pneumonia, 15


from dysentery. Total deaths reported
during the week were 293, as against 351

been set aside for

births.

" cabinet ministers,

delegates (Russian) and gentlemen of


the press

Foreign remittances to missionaries


in India in two and half years totalled 24
crores of rupeessomewhat over a half
million dollars. 75% of this mission
support originated in America.
The number of registered missionaries
(presumably this does not include those
from Commonwealth countries) in 1956
was 5691; in 1957, had fallen to 5521;
in 1958 was only 4844.
*

The Hindu slant on eschatology (the


doctrine of last things) was revealed by
certain priests at a celebration of the
birthday of Shiv recently, in these words:
"It is in keeping with the scheme of the
eternal

drama-wheel

that

The average Indian drinks a cup


of tea only every three days, as agaipst
his British counter-part who consuipies
8 cups every day. Tea growers think

Collections in the charity box at


Rajghat Samadhi in New Delhi, proceeds
of which are designated for the uplift
of low and outcaste Hindus, have dropped
by nearly a third. It is thought that the
general practice of digging for the smallest
possible coin is responsiblethe introduc
tion of the naya paisa thus helping to

are

make benevolence in India less and less

journey from plant to palate.

that each Indian should drink at least 1

cup a day of their commodity. The tea


Associations are protesting that the leaves
taxed
*

Groups of students, violently protesting


the stiffness of a chemistry exam, paper,
forced the abandonment of a

Calcutta

University's Intermediate examination al

human

future ".

painful.

all

souls have now become ignorant of self and


God, irreligion and unrighteous, as we
are now passing through the end of
the iron age (Kali Yug) This world
had therefore to be destroyed in near

at

least

five
*

times

in

their
*

Cameramen,
accompanying Prime
Minister Nehru to a village near Allaha
bad, were mistaken for ' blood extractors'

by frightened village women, whose


terrified shouts disturbed the public meeting

12

being

addressed

were

assured

by the

that

They , {Continued from page 10)

P.M.

" chaccha

Nehru "

had not come to give them " injection ".


A suit against Prime Minister Nehru
claiming Rs. 1*00 (23c.) damages forhaving
offended religious sensibilities, was dismiss
ed by the District Judge, Allahabad. It
was claimed' that

Mr. Nehru had said

there was no difference between a


and horse.
*

S:

cow

Kanpur, according to a city survey,


has approximately 10,000 " streetdwellers "people who have no abode
of any kind. They exist entirely on the
pavements and by-ways of the city.
*

India has to create over 21 million

new jobs within the next few years to take


care of that many new un-employed
expected by the beginning of the third
five-year plan. This does not take into
account 20 millions of workers who have

employment for only an hour a day, and


some 45 millions with less than four hours

work a day.

Mangoes are India's main fruit, grown


as they are on about a million and a half
acres of fruit-land. This is a little more
than half the total area under fruit. U.P.

is the biggest producer with a half a


million acres, though Punjab claims to have
a single tree that produces an average of
450 maunds (18 tons) of fruit per year.
Trucks, during the height of the
mango season, bring firom 500 to 600
tons of mangoes to Delhi in a fortnight.
Citizens of that city are said to eat at
least a quarter of a million mangoes each
day.

Ed. Note ; Mango ice creamy listed on


the menu as available " in season ", was out

of stock at a local restaurant last week.

with health, all potential powers, enough


intelligence and opportunities in life.
The only thing required is that we be on
the lookout for the opportunities. We
can serve God, and so in holiness worship
Him, however humble our work may be.

I will try to explain this with an interesting


and inspiring incident :
A big church building was under
construction. All people, both rich and
poor, contributed liberally in cash and kind
for the church. There was a poor widow,
an old woman who was all alone.

She

was almost on the point of begging from


door to door for enough to keep her body
and soul together. But she was a truedevotee and an ardent worshipper of God
and wanted badly to offer a contribution
for the church building. As financial
contribution and physical labor were out
of the question for her, she devised another
means by which she could help. She
gathered all the donkeys, the mules and
the horses that were helping in the con-^
struction, drove them to green pastures
and gave them drink in the cool waters
of the river nearby. This she did daily
as her humble mite for God's service
and as her demonstration of earnestness

and longing for the Kingdom of God.


Nobody asked for her helpit was spon
taneous and voluntary.
True sons and daughters of God
constantly seek first the Kingdom of God
and His righteousness. Each one's life
will be a life of prayer, supplication, and
divine love.

Such a life will be the wor

shipping of God in the beauty of holiness.


It will be full of loving service to all,
irrespective of caste, creed, nationality
and color.

Blessed indeed we shall be, if we

truly worship the Lord in the " beauty


of His holiness ".

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iOOTi IIN CIHIilSTT, IBUT iilLATIB T TIHIE SOIL


By Mr. D. R. Davis

"what

is

associated in the minds of some with the

"What

is

West and foreigners from the West. To


day Christ is being presented to India
in the terms of India. And this is being
done without Christianity being assimilat
ed into the Hindu pantheon.
The indigenous church is the natural

the irreducible elements in Christianity?"

Christianity in India has long been

result of the doctrine of the incarnation.

God not only " was made flesh, and dwelt


among us " but expressed that manhood in
terms of the time and place in which He
lived.

The Son of Man became a Nazar-

cne, a Galilean, a Jew. Indigenization


is therefore a process by which the life of
Christ expresses itself in the members of
His body in the regional churches.
The church develops in the context of
the history of the country in which it is.
The pattern of the New Testament allows
liberty for integration of cultural develop
ment in any country so that Christianity
might be related in terms of the known
instead of the " foreign ".
Just as water takes on the coloring of
the soil over which it flows, Christian wor

ship varies in expression from one country


to another.

This is evidenced in the use of

regional languages, music, architecture, etc.


Wherever the life of Christ is strong
in a people the process of indigenization
is natural. The indigenous way of wor
ship is the most spontaneous expression
of Christian worship. Liturgical churches
are sensing the need for a more flexible
form of worship that is more easily adapt
ed to native patterns of culture in order
to be relevant and meaningful to the people

essential

in Christianity?"

non-essential?"

"What

are

This type of thinking brings about the


realization of a liberty consistent with the
teaching of the Scriptures. Fortunately
the natural consequence of the indigenous
church is congregational freedom, that is,
local autonomy.
One danger should be pointed out.
In the early church foes within the church
tried to Judiaze the faith or Hellenize it.
The indigenous church is not an effort to
harmonize Christianity with non-Chris
tian religions.

Nor should it be.

The

peoples of India will accept only a unique


Christ.

Christianity is no new thing in India.


But only in comparatively recent times
has an effort been made on a wide scale

to be " Rooted firmly in Christ Jesus,


yet related to the soil of India

{ContinuedJrom page 8 col. 1)


through Joseph to be the ancestress also
of Joshua, and to be the mother, through
her other son Benjamin, of Saul, the

first King of Israel. And what a grand


climax to her line to have brought
forth the great apostle, Paul!

{Continuedfrom page8 col. 2 Colombo Times)


The newspapers give evidence that
there is an abnormal amount of crime for

such a small place.

Some passengers from our ship went


on a tour to Kandy in the centre of Ceylon.
that use those forms.
They were very pleased with the many
The second result of this trend is causing varieties of orchids on display there.
denominational Christians to honestly Others enjoyed seeing some elephants
ask themselvesmany for the first time dance at the zoo.

14

By Dr. C. H. Phillips

The assembly of the living God is


a vital organism. As such it transcends
both time and space. It is universal,
eternal and self-perpetuating, composed

However, none of his faculties are systema


tized until need for their use arises; and
yet, without such adjustment of his
members, he has being. What is true of

of those who have been born again and

the unit is true of the entire race in its

who thus inherit eternal life.

infancy. Man once existed apart from


social and other organization in all its
varied expressions.

This con

cept is presented time and again in the


sacred writings. As the body of Christ,
its members are those united with the

Head, Christ.
They are those who
constitute a " Kingdom of priests unto
God"; those who have "washed their
robes white in the blood of the Lamb ".

This assembly no man can number


for multitude.

It

is

not circumscribed

by national or other boundaries, but


is made up out of those " purchased
out of every kindred and tribe and
language ". In it there is no distinction
between male and female; no difference
between bond and free; no separation
between

Barbarian

and

This fact is also demonstrable in the

history of the Hebrews, who arc typical


of the people of God. (Hcl5. 3:56)
Israel was God's people in fact, where
they had been so in promise, immediately
they crossed the Red Sea. They had
been separated from all their past; they
were now freedmen where they had been
slaves; a people constituted unique by
the Divine interference in their behalf.

Yet the conglomerate mass was minus

the organization that later confirmed their


peculiar relationship.

Greek.

Collectively, this unique aggregation


of individuals is one mantlie new race

recreated by God in and through Jesus


Christ, the second Adam.

Organization a means, not an end


This body of Christ on earth is sus

What is true of these illustrations is

particularly applicable to the body of


Christ. This assembly came into being
" upon the foundation of the apostles and
prophets ". (Eph. 2:20) The nucleus
of the mass-to-be existed before the three

thousand were added together, joined to


the apostles as well as to the Lord. The
early organization of this new organism
in the world was of the very simplest.

ceptible of organization for the express


purpose for which it came into being. All direction was at first in the hands
The organism was not
made for of the apostles. The homes of the mem
the institution, but as the need of the

body arose, organization was provided.


Hence it is possible for the assembly to
have being without organization other
than that of its formal existence.

This truism is evident in every realm


of life. The babe is an entity immedia

tely upon entering this sphere of activity;


he

is

also a

potential

organization.

bers provided the media of fellowship.


The temple still served for the further
expression of their religious consciousness.
As need occasioned this pristine condition
was expanded by the appointment of seven
men to serve tables.

This arrangement

constitutes the first step in the formal


organization of the members for the more
perfect functioning of the body.

15

Organization expanded as need arose

break

bread".

So

informal

was

this

" coming together" that a youth sat on a


window sill and went to sleep during
the apostles discourse! No program or

Until this time, the preaching of the


Gospel had been undertaken by the
formal " order of service " is discoverable
aposdes. Now, some of these newly elect
Sacramentalism and
ed servants also eagaged in the task , in the record.
of proclaiming the Word. As such they ecclesiastical procedure so common today,
became recognized as " evangelistsj was conspicuous by its total absenee.
and " evangelism " became a recognized In point of fact, the presence and preaching
function of these seven men. (Acts 8: of the most outstanding apostle is
5; 21:8) But even this formal system of suggested as being incidental to the occasfunctioning was susceptible of further sion; " Paul preached to them ".
change. With the dispersion of the
The constant mention of the " assembly
disciples in Jerusalem, not only did in thy house
" the assembly which is in
Philip go down to Samaria to preach, their houseas it refers to individuals
all the members went " everywhere and to married couples, is also a reflection
preaching the Word". (Acts 8:4)
of the simplicity of organization existing
first in Jerusalem. (Phm. 2; Col. 4:15)
This fact suggests two specific conclu
sions. First, preaching was evidently not To assume that these geographic entities
the prerogative of either the apostles or the of the body of Christ were immediately,
seven chosen; second, although for orderly essentially and formally organized with
procedure of the work, the selection of elders, deacons, deaconesses, evangelists,
certain ones to perform particular tasks prophets, together with numerous other
functionaries possessing peculiar spiritual
was advisable, the selection did not prohi
gifts as " helps ", is to read into the text
bit additional organization, or the continu
ed function of the congregation without that which is not implied, but which
the systematization of its membership. is, to the contrary, most evidently denied.
(To be continued)
As one traces the history of this
[Continuedfrom
page
2)
Divine organism filling the earth, it is
All of you who will read and carefully
discovered that a further perfection of
organization was introduced. In Asia digest the contents of Dr. Phillips's essay,
Minor, Paul and Barnabas " appointed for " The Church of the Lord ", beginning on
them elder men in every church ". (Acts page 14ofthis issue of Christasian, will agree
14:23) The statement in Acts 15:2 that, old as the theme of the message is,
suggests that this arrangement for the it is vital and extremely pertinent today.
oversight of the work existed in Jerusalem Readers are urged to ponderit deeply!
some time before it was introduced to the

if

churches founded by Paul.

The personal testimony of the late


Dr. Phillips makes very interesting reading.
assemblies existed for some time without It was printed under the heading, " How
either servants or elders for the specific I became a preacher in the " Christian
But it is

evident that these Asiatic

care of the work.

Even after the enlarge

ment of the organizational character of


the groups, the simplicity of their fellow.ship is noticeable. The assembly at
Troas was peculiarly free from operational
complexity. " They came together to

Standard

issue of December 20, 1958.

Permission has been granted by the


Standard for a reprint of the article in

pamphlet form.

Readers of Christasian

are asked to be on the lookout for this


short biography.

16

" Rejoice in Jehovah, O ye


righteous; Praise is comely for
the upright.
Give thanks unto Jehovah
with the harp,
Sing praises unto Him with

the psaltery of ten strings.

Sing unto Him a new song,


Play skillfully, with a loud noise;
For the Word* of Jehovah is
right,
And all His work is done in
faithfulness.

He

loveth

justice;

righteousness

and

The earth is full of the

loving kindness of Jehovah


Psalm 33: 1-5

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Featuring Rashes
ON THE INDIA ROAD

Seen through tlie opening


of his tent,

Tom readies

a grtmp of tribal preachers.

-i-ivn.

Volume 1959

Number 2

Sojoumers Wc . . . .
". . . became a sojoumer . . . dwelling

WE SALUTE YOU-outfriends
and fellow-workers in the home

land. Pray for us and with us


for the salvation of the people
to whom God has sent us to
minister His Word.

SALUTE ispublishedatjoliet,
Illinois each quarter in March,

June, September, and December


for the Church of Christ Mis

sion, Kulpahar, U.P., India by


Mission Services Press, 509 W.
Jefferson, Joliet, Illinois.
Entered asSecondClassMatter

at the Post Office in Joliet,


Illinois,

MISSIONARIES

and their forwarding agents


Thomas & Leota Rash: Mrs.

A. B. Slough, 136 Gillette St.,


Painesville, Ohio, Project:
Village and city evangelistic

Living, as we do, in three "homes" in


India and 'in journeyings often* as we go
about our ministry here, we are conscious of
our oneness with our father in the faith,

Abraham. This issue of Salute will take you


with us along the India road where we hope
you will share in the blessings even as you
have shared in the responsibilities of our
witness In this land.

We gratefully acknowledge those of you


who join hands with us in bringing Christ to
our corner of the great India vineyard. Our
special gratitude goes to our livinglink
churches, thechurchofChristin both Sebring
and Painesville, Ohio, and to ourco-workers
the Sloughs. We look forward to next year
and the end of our second seven-year term

when, the Lord enabling, we'll return to


report in person.
For now, however, this visit as we travel

centers,

Leah E. Moshien Mrs. Joanne


Yorke, 4601 E. Granada Road,
Phoenix, Arizona, Project:
Orphanage,
Dolly M. Chitwood: Mrs. Verma
Bergenholtz,
4044 Century
Blvd., Lynwood, California.
Project: Christian School.

Prank & Marie Rempel: Central


Christian Church, 2724 SE Haw
thorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon.
Project: Publications.

Vida J. Stewart, R.N.: Central


Christian Church Missions, Box

144, Charlottetown, P. E. L,
Canada. Project: Medical Work.
Edna M.

in tents. . . having confessed that they were


strangers and pilgrims on earth."

Hunt: Miss Chrissie

Semple, 9241 35th Ave. SW,


Seattle 6, Washington. Project:
Village Women's Work.

the India road will have to suffice. Periiaps


as we journey together through the following
pages you, too, will look up and give thanks

for the promise that for all who walk- by


faith In His Son . . . "God hath prepared for
them a city."
Fellow pilgrims.

Sojourn Unlimited . . .

WUa- $a4f^

"Is the missionary done for?*


asked a Colliers article shortly be

fore thatmagazineitself 'folded up.'


Revolutionary changes in Asia, from
flaming nationalism to creeping com
munism, provide, it is true, ample
reason for seriously re-thinking the
program of world missions.
However, the alarmist who writes

his missionary to "hurry home while


you still can" needs a bit of straight
talk. Let's guard against the fallacy
of regarding an isolated case or two

The

Tibetan Dalai Lama has

taken up residence just a few miles


from where I'm writing these lines
in Mussoori, north India. (We plan
to go see him this week.) And while
some regard the north-western fron
tier as a bit too close to be com

fortable, we feel that India's morale


is commendable indeed.

We do not, of course, recommend

a "head in the sand" policy. Very


conscious of the "signs," we pledge

prising that a non-Christian govern

ourselves to the constructive program


that is obviously expedient (and
Scriptural!) the encouraging of a
indigenous (governed, supported and
propagated by Indians) church, a
gradual loosening of Indian person
nel from a crippling dependency on
the Western dollar, and a working
with nationals as colleagues and

ment does not encourage wholesale

not as masters.

as indicative of India's attitude


toward missionaries. Ve know of no

missionary refused re-entry to India


provided he followed the simple pro
cedure of securing a no-objection-

to-retum permit before leaving the


country. It is, of course, not sur

entry of new missionaries. It


is doubtful that our Western

countries

would open their

doors to unlimited numbers of

pros el yting Muslims,Buddhists


and Hindus.

Our admiration of India's


official

attitude toward mis

sions continues unabated. Her

political stability and the up


holding of her constitutionally
secular state position deserves
our unending gratitude.
TIBETAN LAMA

No, we're not finished yet!


The

future

was

never more

challenging, and we look for


ward to fulfilling the lifetime
of service that we still believe

we will have in this vineyard.


Moreover, He who has the last

word in these matters is worthy


of our complete trust, come
what may. Truly . . . "The
future is as bright as are die
promises of God."

t t t

Journeying Onward

V. I. P.
(Very Important Project)

"f^ttsajir, pardeshi,

jo bij bate bain,'


sang John and Sushil
Singh as a convention special and
it is by no mere chance that "Pilgrims
and Sojourners, We Go Sowing the
Word" is their favorite song. Ener
getic Singh, pastoratBina, practices
what he sings and preaches. A
truly in-and-out-of-season evange
list, John has scored another first

in his ministry.

First of the Kulpahar-trained


evangelists to launch into a chapelbuilding program, the Singhs an
nounce that the church now holds
title to the tract of land behind the

parsonage that John and members


completed last year under the selfsupport evangelist scheme.
For two years John has called
upon New Testament congregations
in north India to help with the Bina
chapel. While response was slow.

Leota leads Mrs. Singh's evan-

his persistence bore fruit and on


hand now is the sum of Rs. 1,052,
approximately one-third of the esti
mated cost.

Setting the unusual (for India)


example of manual labor, the Singhs
joined harvesters last month in hand-

cutting wheat. Apparently the church


responded, for John writes thus: "In

the worst heat we began digging with


prayer, and church members heard
our appeal for labor and the whole

foundation for chapel is now dug."


We have always said that if an
Indian congregation could raise half
of the cost of a chapel, we would
try to equal that amount. Hence, any

extra or designated mission receipts


over the next month or two will join
the Bina chapel fund.
If you'd care to encourage the
Bina folk, Mrs. Slough will forward
your contribution.

John Singh leads singing before

gelisiic Bible class during the Bina Tom (seated center) preaches at the
evangelistic meeting.

Bina meeting.

SEVERALhundredpeople stood
breathless as the screen re

vealed the stone slowly rolling


away from the tomb. Then, as Christ
stepped forth from His grave, spon
taneous applause shook the tent.
Transfixed, one turban-clad head
continued to stare at the empty
screen as the crowd began to pour

out into the night. "So this is the


Christ!" he murmered as he turned

away at last.
Thus ended another of several

hundreds of film showings to tens of

thousands of people since the com


ing of our mobile unit to India.
Educators tell us thatoneremembers

ten percent of what one hears, but


sixty percent of what one both hears
and sees. We conclude then that the

extra expense involved in this type


of witnessing is justified.
The unit has founditselfin some

strange surroundings.I've overhauled


the generator in the jungle, knocking
the bearings out against an ox-cart
wheel. Recently a connecting-rod

bearing was replaced in a tribal


village, using a foot-operated rice
polisher as a workbench. Consider
ing the many things that can go
wrong (with al6mm sound projector,
tape recorder, public address system,
Madhur Minz, Sarguja evan
gelist working with Getters,
preaches inOraun as aborigines
see and hear the Gospel.

power generator, etc.) and the ad


verse shock and dust conditions in

which itis transported and operated,


we count it a high record that out of
hundreds of meetings, only four
nights have we had to close down
for repairs. The Lord enables!

The "King of Kings" film, pur


chased some years ago, remains our
most effective in its portrayal of

the Gospel. The sound track, con


sisting of synchronised sound effects
and mood music, provides an effec
tive background for the commentary,

by mike, in any language. Indicative


of the impact of the film, perhaps,
is the fact that although I've seen
it several hundred times, I still find
myself compelled to watch almost
every minute of each showing.
This month we added the India-

produced color film "Prodigal Son"


to our modest library. Cost was 560.
The lease on our "King of Kings"
copy costs us JlOO every three
years. True, communication costs!
It cost God a good deal on Calvary
to communicate His love to us. We

are thankful for willing friends who


give that this love might be com
municated to others through these
Christian films.

SaTQuja Sojourn . . .

"So Send
/ You..."
EVERAL years ago we paid

our first visit to the Getters

in their Sarguja field about


500 miles from Kulpahar. Long ac
customed to the social and religious
chains with which Hinduism binds

its adherents, we were impressed


with the freedom of the non-Hindu

aborigines and the comparative lack


ofopposition to their becoming Chris
tians. There, a man may accept
Christ and continue on in his home
with non-Christian members.

Following a plan which we be


lieve enjoys the Lord's approval,
we hope to spend some months each
year in the Sarguja field, helping the
Getters. The monsoon season puts
a stop to evangelistic touring, and
is especially suited to a training
program. This is just what was
needed at Sarguja, Brother Getter
told us, so for most of the time from
Julyto December last year we helped

with his preacher training school.

Leota and Rodney in


Rash's combination

office-bedroom-living room
in Getter's hostel building
at Sitapur.

By the time you read this, I


(Tom) will probably once again be
settled into a teaching schedule at
Sitapur where Getters live. Leota
will, the Lord willing, join me in
early August to share in the work
there. Perhaps we should make it

clear that the Getters carry the finan


cial and administrative responsibil
ity of the Sarguja work. The vision

and "roughing it" that was required


to open that field was theirs, and we
are happy to haveapartin the teach
ing ministry that is part of the "follow-up" program.
It is a refreshing experience to
open the Word to a group of 20 or 30
tribal young men, someofwhom have
just recently forsaken their witch
doctors and demon worship. And a
thrill that never dimsisthatof send

ing forth even as we ourselves have


been sent, to proclaim glad tidings
of great joy.

kilj;

Pilgrim Experiences . . .

EXERPTS

FROM TOM'S JOURNAL

THE DEMON DANCE

I tried to stop a demon dance


tonight. The beat of the tom-toms
filled the air with repulsion as the
dancers began their ritual about the
time our meeting was getting under
way. The dancers had been friendly
and interested when I spoke to them
earlier in the day, so I thought they
might be talked into joining our
meeting.
One step inside the courtyard
and my hopes (and courage) fled!
What power is it that transforms
reasonable peasants into the wild
creatures that gyrated before me?
The

three-foot

horns

mounted on

THE SEEKER
The Brahmin satacross from me.

"But when I saw your films last


night. Sahib, I couldn't sleep. I
arose to come to you thrice but thrice
my woman and neighbors withheld
me, saying not to disturb you in the
night."
"What did you see, my friend,
wherefrom sleep would not come," I
asked.

"I saw King Jesus again He


came to me in the night and I had
no peace in my Krishna or Bhagwan
. . . and the pain left my side wh'en

their hips were further extended by


eight-inch steel points fitted over
the tips. Wild eyes rolled and long
hair swung madly as these steel

He spoke to me."
Later, as Leota and I sat on the
neat dirt floor of his house having

blades came, with each whirl of the


dancers, closer to my vulnerable

tea (a Brahmin, sharingtea with us!),


I said, "But you must forsake these
idols, indicating the clay figures

midriff.

beside us.

I didn't expect violence, and


yet there is always that awful feel
ing that this just could be it. To

"Child's playthings!" he cried,


and with a sweep of his arm sent
them tumbling backwards.

run for it, however, would be to in

"And these," I persisted, indi


cating the seven-strand sacred neck

vite abandonment of the last small

measure of reason, so I stood my


ground. When the blades were sweep
ing within inches of my well-pulledin tummy, the gyrations gravitated
to the opposite wall. When the glis
tening backs were turned, I fled.

cord and amulets bound around his

arm, "these will have to go also."


"Yes," he said. "These will
have to go also; but I must have
peace."

A Faithful Pilgrim . ..

THE MILLER

Peter's home (family on roof) and flour

ALLED Peter, he is; but f

j Paul. Combining not tent-n

preaching, Peter supports h


gelist program whereby Stateside fri
and simple milling equipment.

Our last visit with Peter was i

mill (tile roof).

After 12 years of fellowship togeth<

much we wanted to talk about. Fact

almost too busy with his mill and


What a thrill, though, to see him si
flour bag in one hand and the other

Peter's typical preaching pose. The

the roar of the engines, the express


pointing not only his hand, but his c

Another self-supporting evangel


membering that Samuel Peter is onl

permanently established, you'll rejc


V
.
programs have n
Samuel Peter and diesel engine that
powers the grinding machine.

jH ! through
Peterdifflculi
enjo)
V,mil.W-Va/i//
also, if they cor

Again we t
behind these m

own,"

We now

finalize this pr
Our God be prai

k?>. -

Peter's wife, Elizabeth, keeps accounts


in the weighing department.

THE EVANGELIST

\r\. y[

erhaps he has more in common with


aking, but rather flour grinding with
imself through the self-support evan-

nds provided him with a modest home

lot a very satisfactory one, however.


T in the Lord's work in India, we had
of the matter was, though, Peter was
lis witnessing to give us much time!

The Rashes and Peters leave with camp


ing equipment for village preaching.

and before a villager with a powdery


hand pointing high above his head in
ugh we couldn't hear his words above

xn on their faces showed that he was

ustomer also, to heaven.

ist success story, we call this. Rey one of many whose witness is thus
ice with us. Some of the evangelists*
ot quite reached the stage of success
s, but the same Lord that helped him
times will bring the others through

Leota and the children join the Peters*


family worship hour.

'tinue to seek His will.

lank friends and churches who stand

n who are learning to stand 'on their


have no doubts about being able to
ogram before our furlough next fall,
sed!

Elizabeth

Peters

teaches

morning children's group.

her Sunday

Sojourn Suspended . .

STALLED

IN THE JUNGLE

Our 6:00 a.m. start that


A lovely deer bounded across the trail
morning amid the breath-taking in the morning sun, and I picked him off with
beauty of virgin jungle gave no my 32-20. With increased optimism I thought
hint of what lay before us.
we'd get to our destination before the meat
would spoil. But at 10:00 o'clock came that
jerking halt and after working through the
hi-noon heat checking, replacing electrical
system parts and trying everything we could

(including prayer, I assure you) we gave up


and began laying plans for Operation Survival.
No town within a day's walk, and a threeday trek to the nearest motor line, said a
runner passing by. About one jeep a week
came through here, he told us.

\\

Water was our first concern, but Sumera

Mali (my man Friday) scouted around and


found a trickle that our halazone tablets
would make drinkable. The contents of the

food locker, supplemented by the deer would


feed both of us for several days. However,
it seemed best for Mali to stay with the

"camp* and for me to trek out for help. By


3:00 p.m. I was ready to leave.
"Whirrrr* came a sound from over the

hill and we hardly dared believe our ears


until a jeep came into view, trailing a cy
clone of dust. Within 20 minutes we were on

our way. The jeep belonged to the medical


officer of the area who assured us that he
never traveled this stretch without both a

driver and a mechanic. The remainder of the

Jungle and hill road was covered without


incident but with hearts full of thanks to our

Father not only for the rescue but for the

patience and trust He had provided through


the whole day.

Still, it was a pretty wonderful sight to


see the lights of Ambikapur seven hours
later, and to arrive a full 18 hours before our

first meeting was to be held.

Little Pilgrims' Progress

SffC
"But, Mother, I don't care if she
has come to see me. Tell her to go

away," and Sheryl hid herself in the


playroom. Brown eyes questioning
and hurt, barefooted Esther listened
to Leota's explanation that Sheryl,
having just come from school in the
hills, had forgotten much of the
Hindi language and was embarrassed
before her Indian friends.

For four days Sheryl balanced


between her own private world and
her new environment. Thenone after

noon we looked out to see her skip


ping along arm in arm with Esther.
Knowing the gulf between her two
worlds was bridged, we breathed a
sigh of relief. Two days later the
girls were inseparable.

It's not the lack of telephone,

as "different" It is what made Steve

invite boys much older than himself


to his birthday party in an attempt
to win those who ridiculed his im

perfect pronunciation, whose taunt

of "white monkey" was felt as a


lash by the sensitive 12-year-old.
Then came salvation through the
kite-flying and air-rifle season. All
boys on the end of a kite string are
equals, and Steve's curried dovebreast feasts after his record 15-bird

bag filled the kitchen with Hindustani


boys, aromas and shouts.
Karen and Rodney still mix with
either lightordark friends blessedly
unaware of any cultural differences.
Nor have they yet been away to
school long enough to lose their

tia!); but the inherent desire of a

perfect Hindi accent. Adjustment


problems increase with age, but all
four, being "made in India" should

child to "belong" and not be regarded

be equal to the task.

TV, latest car or radio that is a

problem (rather blessings in absen

Sheryl, Steve, Rodney, Karen Rash.

On the India Road . . .

i awake co the sound of

further sleep with the village awakening


around us. Dressing completed under the
brown faces peering won- sheet, I cast aside the net and attempt "pri
voices

and

find

dozen

deringly through the mosquito

vate* devotions in the middle of the growing

net that four bamboo poles


hold over my camp cot. Just
5:00 a.m., but futile to attempt

crowd.

I forgo my usual morning exercises. Hope


less to persuade these tribal folk that such

are without yogi or religious signihcaQce.


Breakfast is prepared with Jaila's unprofes
sional help and eatenunderthe close scrutiny
of 40 eyes. This ordeal is more easily accom
plished if I read or use my battery-pack
shaver while I eat. This further confounds

the spectators, but provides an "out" from


either meeting their eyes or staring at my
plate.
Many are on hand for medical call, which,

in Leota's absence, I handle today. The pos


Tom teaches in men's camp.

sibility of numerous communicable diseases

necessitates six hand-washings during the


hour. Again, the silence with which these
hardy people suffer pain amazes me. How
thankful they are for what little we do for
them.

; r

Eight o'clock and mymorning Bible class


with the preachers is in session. Following

this, we trek to villages with the Gospel

Jaila assists with breakfast.

message in word and print. Back to camp,


and Jaila has curry and rice ready. After
eating, we look forward to the siesta neces
sary to get us through the worst hours of
heat. The wind blows today, so no need to
seek refuge from heat(and ever-present spec-

Enroute to preaching camp.

Jamdi camp set up.

tators) in a cave on a stone hill asl did last

Eleven o'clock and with the

crowd gone, we standin a circle

week.

to ask God's blessing on the


day's witness. Jaila helps ad
just the mosquito net over the
camp cot and I sink into sleep,
acknowledging the blessed
village two miles away only to discover that privilege of being weary from
some celebration is under way and everyone well-doing.
is drunk here today. In the next village we
find the entire adult male population engaged
in a council meeting. The third village, how
ever, welcomes us warmly and people gather
Tea time and we discuss together the
morning's preaching work before dividing
into four groups for the afternoon visitation
program. My group walks across fields to a

to listen and ask questions. Two men say

they believe and will shortly be baptised.


Many promise to come to the eveningmeeting.

But by now we ate far from camp and


dadcness will soon be upon us, so we hurry
back across the fields toward camp. A sturdy,
barefooted companion insists I ride piggy
back across the streams to save my shoes.
Jaila has exhausted his koowledgeof western
cooking, so the soup and pudding mixes from
a recent parcel from home once again save
the day for we now have less than an hour
till the evening meeting begins. (By the way,
how about more food parcels, friends?)

Tom and Sadhu friend.

%m

Several hundred people gather on the


village threshing floor as the messages in
song go forth from the public address system.
With the projector and screen in place, we're
ready for another evening of teaching through
slides and films.

Lord's Supper during tour.

Leota on medical duty.

Five accept the Savior.

News of Fellow Wayfarers . . .

PEOPLE & PROGRAMS

AtRashes,
this writing,
the Rempels, Rolands, Getters,
Bates, Parkers and Mrs. Rotheimel, all
in the Mussootie hills, await a much anticipated visit
from the LaVeme Morses of Burma and Lois Callaway
of Thailand. LaVeme and family are enroute home,
and Mrs. Callaway is bringing sons Lelan and Made to
to Woodstock School.

WE are happy to report that DollyChitwood

has made an encouraging recovery at home


and is expected back in India within a month
of the time you'll be reading this.God answers
prayer!

Edna
hunt and Vida Stewart, in
anticipation of Edna's soon return
to India 4(she sailed June 21 St from New

York on the Flying Cloud) have placed


an order with Lucknow Wyllis for their
spanking new Jeep station wagon.
Vida has successfully completed her
midwifery course in Bilaspur, so both
are anxious to begin wodt.

The
Rempels' woric in Kanpur flourishes even during
their hill leave; for Emmanuel
Masih has taken over the book

store along with his Insurance


Company duties. Jeewan Deep,
the Hindi monthly, and the
English paper Cibn'stasrankeep
Frank and co-workers busy.

Leah MOSHIER led, and Leota and Tom Rash and


a finestaffof national leaders assisted in a recent

Young People's Retreat held ata scenic spot 30 miles


from Kulpahar. The theme "To Be Like Him" wonder
fully impressed young campers fourteen of whom

made the good confession and were "buried with Him*


in a glorious last-moming service at the river.
FOURTEEN

'They Look for a City ..

JOURNEY'S END
Mile on mile, we journey toward our goal;
And though obstructions often slow our pace.
They cannot ever stop the trusting soul
Who hopes to, some day soon, behold Thy face.
Day by day, our enemy and Thine
Suggests to us we turn aside, retreat;

'

But well we know his venomous design

To thwart Thy plans by causing our defeat.

We pray for strength to go on to the end


Our destination is not far away;
And, prayer by prayer, we see, as we ascend
The upward path, a gleam of endless day,
(From Christian's journey by A. Moran)

A:

The Rashes Karen, Sheryl, Tom, Leota, Rodney, Steve.


Watch HORIZONS for the announcement of a new Kulpahar
Mission Packet soon to be available.

For a new set of slides on the work of the Rashes in India,

write Mrs. Slough after August 1st.

things are Possj


GOD

ri$

a$i

IS THY GOD, WHOM THOU SERVEST, ABLE

The king asked the question

dares to compare his power with

of Daniel who was down in a pit


surrounded by ravenous lions!

that of God is alone sufficient to

There is good reason to believe


that so far as the king was
concerned the question
was

largely rhetorical, for he had


previously expressed his confi

prove his obvious weakness.


Man's ability and comprehension
in the realm of Spirit have not
kept pace with his material pro
gress !

dence in Daniel's God when he


had committed Daniel to the

How very wrongly may folks


enquire whether God is able!
Some may ask in greed, thinking

lions: "Thy God, whom thou


servest continually. He WILL

provide more lucrative employ

deliver

that Christian connections

may

ment and more comfortable liv

thee

Not always is this burning

question so asked. Increasingly,

ing quartersor perhaps even

a good wife. In such cases the


meaning is, in reality: What

as man's own ability advances,


he asks it rather sceptically,

benefits

implying as he does so that God

Christian sect or mission offer

Himself can scarcely outdo man


in these days. Certainly one
does not deny that in technical

me?

and other material skills there

seems nothing too hard for him.


The very fact, however, that he

Vol. V No. 5

September

How

does
often

this
it

is

particular
asked

in

mockery! It was in this tone that


the ability of God to deliver was
called in question by the Jewish
elders and scribes, who said:

1959

Price; nP. 25

October

Kanpur, India

{Continuedfrom front page)


"He saved others; Himself He cannot

EDITORIAIL COMIMllNir

save. He is the King of Israel, let Him


now come down from the cross and \N'e
will believe on Him. He
trusted on

God; let Him deliver Him now, if He

desireth Him, for He sayeth, I am the


Son of God
All such disbelief will bear its own

consequences and the faithful

do not

I.S. {Initially Speaking)


We were intrigued, recently, with
a remarkable line appearing in a " News
Release " of the " India Bible Christian
Council".
It went thus: "More and

more people arc seeing a great difference


between

the

W.C.C.-I.M.C.-N.C.C.

Of greater concern to us are the hosts


of this world who ask, in expectancy

position and the I.C.C.C.-F.E.C.C-I.


B.C.C. position. The W.C.C. has how
ever decided to postpone its meeting

and hope: " Is your God really and


truly the loving Father you claim Him
to be? Would He be able to help even

to have its meeting in 1960.. . .".

need to concern themselves about it.

me in my soul distress ?"


Cornelius

the

centurion

was

such

a man. He hoped and prayed against all


logical possibility that there might be
acceptance before God for him also. God
will display in great power, His ability
to deliver, when His help is sought in the
sincerity and fervour that this man showed.
But we are unlikely to hear the
question asked in sincerity unless we
possess one of the characteristics of
Daniel.
The king was able to identify
the source of Daniel's strength because
of Daniel's open service to God. " Is
thy God, WHOM THOU SERVEST
CONTINUALLY, able to deliver"?
Our attitudes, and the degree of our
faithfulness, will determine the amount
of confidence our hearers will have in. us.
" Is thy God able to deliver ?" We

answer, first by life and example, and


then by word of mouth: " With God all
things are possible"!
" What He has promised He is able
also to perform".
" He is able even to subject all things
unto Himself".
" He is able

to

succour

them that

are tempted ".


" He is able to guard you from stumbl
ing, and to set you before the presence
of His glory, without blemish, in exceed
ing joy "I

till

1961.

The F.E.C.C.C. still intends

Can
difference

you,
to

dear

which

reader,
the

writer

see

the

refers?

It takes a bit of study, but if you look


carefully you'll discover, no doubt with
great astonishment, that there is a
difference of three letters which the one

group has in excess of the other. With


unusual (for mc) perspicacity I can

descry an even more shocking disparity


one which substantially reduces the ad
vantage gained by the twelve letter over
the nine letter group. Close examina
tion will reveal certain characters which

are unique to each group. The letters,


W.M. and N. arc to be found only in
group one whereas F. and B. (two against
tliree) are the peculiarity of group two.
Momentous!

We deplore the stinginess of publishers


who begrudge the space it takes to spell
out words in full for the enlightenment
of the reading public. Most of us are left
with a blurring in the eyes and we liastily
skip over such alphabetical displays
as the one above, gladly sacrificing under
standing in the interests of avoiding
the risk of overtaxing our mental powers
(which are limited, we grant).
This is not to say that we don't
sympathize, mind you, with the W.M.N.
{Continued on page 10)

THi CIHIUiCIHl F THE LORD


By Dr. C. H. Phillips

{Continuedfrom last issue)

of their worn-out usefulness causes the aid

to become an encumbrance.

Further, the

The life of the body is Primary

insistence that ALL forms of organiza

The point that is demonstrated in


the testimony of the apostles is that the
Body of Christ is not dependent for its
being upon its organizational characteri

tained perpetually and indiscriminately


presents the assembly of Christ, not as
a living organism transcending custom
and time, but as a spiritual corpse dressed

tion of the New Testament shall be main

stics.

Hence, its several functions are

not dependent upon the various expedien


cies for the conduct

of its

life.

The

in the habiliments of its infancy for all


ages. When FORM thus comes to be, the
ultimate of existence and MACHINERY

LIFE of the Body is of more consequence

the evidence of being, DEATH is inevit

than the ACCIDENTS of its existence!

able.

The fundamental principle of the life of


the assembly of God is that it shall provide

Forms dispensable and indispensable

opportunity for men to know God in


Jesus Christ, and worship Him " in
Care must, however, be taken to
spirit and in truth". Expediency of discriminate forms which are indispensable,
organization may assist in the prodecure which co-exist with the being of the
of the principle but can neither substitute
for nor be considered essential to the

principle itself. Principles are unalter

church, from those which in no sense are


responsible for its existence.

able, eternal; aids to maintenance are


fluent and temporal.

The assembly of the Lord in any


given locality consists of those to whom

Failure to recognize the inescapable


truth of the .foregoing paragraph is at the

" the form of doctrine " has been delivered


and who have become obedient to it.

root of all the difficulties by which the


assemblies of Christ are beset. Magnifying

the importance of any kind of incidental


matter has always been productive of
misunderstanding and later division.
Moreover it reverses the whole plan and

(Rom 6:17-18) That is, without the


FORM of teaching there could be no
assembly. The MOULD did not come into
being because of the churchit antedates
the existence of the Body. That form, in
all its essential features, is inseparable
from the very existence of the Body of

purpose of God in Christ and begets Christ.


the spirit of Phariseeism which destroyed
the Divine genius of Judaism. OrganizaWithout controversy, the form in
tionalism curbs the free expression of the question is the physical act of immersion in
LIFE of the Body by compelling it to water for the remission of sins of penitent
be expressed in the strait-jacket of expedi believers of the Gospel of Christ. Obedi

ency.

ence in this act brings the individual into

Failing to notice the transient character


of such aids to expression and refusing

real union with the Body of Christno


other form ever did, or evier will, if God be

to dispense with them despite the evidence

true!

This practice, then, ;iis- msepailt^e) t?i:^mute?t; importanceand we sometimes

ing and ^pressing uie form is always a

wonder if a holy silence would not be a


great improvement over man's attempt
to create a "proper atmosphere". All
such practices are mere accidents in rela
tion to the observance, concerning which

matter of expediency. Who shall immerse


the penitent sinner, whether man or

tions'-^vein!

from

the

continued

exist^ce of the

assembly of God on earth and is conse


quently incapable of mutation. But
organization for the purpose of mainlin

woman,

whether

elder,

deacon

or

evangeUst, is a matter of no ABSOLUTE


importance ; its importance is in the ratio
of its relation to the need of the form
itself.

there have been no unalterable instruc

The administrator is incidental to

The Essential in the Lord's Snpjper

^ What is true of the initiatory form,

is true also of'the sustaining form of


the Gospelthe " breaking of bread".

the principle involved in the 'practiee and


to the one who is benefited by its obser -Here again, billy two elements are ess
vance. Furthermore, how the individual ential, ffie bread md the fruit of the vine.
shall be immersed is also a matter of Only one action is unchangeably prescrib
indifference, provided only that he is ed-^" Take, eat", arid " All bf yoii
BURIED in water in the observance of the drink of it". Only one attitude of heart
form. -Whether the: moral corpse, shall is obligatory upon the participant" in
be buried face downward, from a standing remembrance, discerning the Lord's
.position; whether he shall be buried front
Body".
Thiese circumstances being
wards or backwards while in a sitting present, all others are a matter of expedi
positionthese and other modes of bury ency, which done decently and in order
ing the individual can never iadd nor will procure, for the one who partakes, the
detract from the Divine meaningfulness of blessings to be obtained only in Christ.
the BURIAL itself.
WHEN this breaking of bread shall
The place where the burial is be obseirved is once more a matter 1^
accomplished is likewise only of relative to the judgment of the saints. No ex
importance. Convenience alone must be press command relating to the, time is
the deciding factor. A running stream, found in either the words of Jesus or
a lake, ah ocean, an outside tank, or an the aposdes. The element" that; is in
inside " baptistery'"provided that there separable frpin the observance is that
is sufficient water to cover the person it shall be done^WHEN it is done be
any one is equally valid. There is no comes an accident discoverable only by
distinctive merit in the medium itself, heeding apostolic precedent.
Even
if the form can properly be observed.
diough this may be held to impose an
Again, it may be added, the ac obligation upon the disciples, sufficient
companiments of the observance are to establish the time as being the " first
inconsequential. It does not matter day of the week ", it can never be said to
whether friends of the candidate witness possess the same weight of authority as
the immersion; whether they shall sing an imperative injunction from God. To
hymns at that time, or pray; whether the thus interpret the requirements of the
"formula" commonly used (the state scripture is to impose upon freedom in
ment that the immersion is in the name of

Christ the onus of legal insistence in lieu

the Trinity as stated in the "Great


Commission ") is recited by die immerser.

of the urgency of love; to crush the spirit

Whether anything at all is said is of the

of the practice with the releridessness of


law.

should never be made matters of absolute

for their being upon organizationalism


of any kind. Essential for being is obser
vance, by individuals, of the apostolic

essentiality. The HOW must never be

" form of doctrine

Whether one cup is used, or whether


more containers shall serve the purpose
confused with the bare essential of DO
ING. Whether the individuals shall all

surround one table, or be served in seats


removed from the table; whether one or

more disciples, male or female, shall


" give thanks whether elders alone shall
" bless the cup " and they alone serve at
tlie tablethese and many similar matters

are things upon which the scriptures are


divinely discreet in their silence. They
are mere contingencies upon which the
spirit of the appointment with the Lord
are not at all dependent.
To make the location of the observance

a condition of its validity also falls far


outside the area of essentiality. He that is
inclined to keep a part of the law finds
himself shackled with every part of it:
to limit the observance to the first day

alone.

This includes, (1) obedience to the


Word in matters of terms of entrance to

the Kingdom; (2) careful observance, in


their basic essentials, of the apostles'
teaching, the breaking of bread, mutual
sharing, and prayers.
ONLY such further organization as
is necessary, possible and expedient to
a successful carrying out of the assembly's
Divine purpose should be introduced.
For all of this there is example in scripture.

The deciding factor in all matters


which are not enlightened by an express

command through the Holy Spirit shall


be the Pauline injunction that " all things
be done decently and in order

assembly hall, or in the open, does not in


any way decide the merit of the obser

How many Christians who, having


attained to complete freedom in Christ
as " Christians only", have lost their
scriptural identity in some " organized
denominational church " simply because
they did not understand the simple fact

vance.

that a " church home " does not have to

of the week, requires also that it shall


be done in an " upper chamber " as in
Troas.

Whether one shall " eat of the

table of the Lord " at home, in a common

To " consecrate"

building

for this purpose can no more add to the


sanctity of the breaking of bread than it
can chaise the essential nature of man.
In no case must there be a

sub

stitution of the corpse of a formal ordinance


for the living essence of the " breaking
of bread
Gonclnsion

Here then is the conclusion of the

matter.

Assemblies of Christ today, as

in the apostolic age, are not dependent

have all of the paraphenalia usually


associated with a large assembly.
Where two or three are gathered, under

the authority of Christ, there " He is in


the midst".

Where He is present there

His Spirit is to be found. Where His


Spirit abides, His Body, the Church, is
in that place. This is the ONLY ess
ential, all the rest may be good and proper

under given circumstances, but in the final


analysis is NOT ESSENTIAL. The
churches have being in Christ, and in
Christ alone !

Of Men and Beasts

The Human Whim

A fisH. resembling a man is said to


Iwve been caught at an Indian; port,

A young m^ climbedto the top of the


tpwerihg Hpwrah bridge, spanning the

fusing us to wonder if the fish fe^ as Hooghly River at Calcutta, in an effort


sheepish now as the man usually does to "get nearer the abode of God".
who is caught making like a fish.^

An American

author,

Clainiing to have achieved his wish, he

quietly accompanied the police to safer,


if more prosaic, lodging.

Margaret

Parton, who has written a book about


India entitled "The Leaf and the Flame ",

The newly sworn-in "Judicial Minis


ter" in C^dcutta refuses to occupy a

is re|)orted in the Kanpur Advance to special . first-door, airconditioned, office

be " sympathetic to India and through


her beek the face and spirit of India
are revealed
We doubt if " crowing '
about it will be any help.

For forty-eight hours. Shah Din, of

set aside for him in the Secretariat, oh

the grounds that it is an " unluckyroom"^


He bases his claim on the room's past
fecprd of those who have tried it:
Minister defeated in election.
Minister killed in motor accident.
Minister defeated in election.
Minister, (who took the precaution

.
of
Sialkot District, unwillingly shared a lofty installing
an image of Ganesh, the Hindu
perch in the upper br^ches of'a tree god of success, in the room,) resigned his
overhanging a raging flood below ynth six

companionsall ofdiem snakes. Theman

post.

was terrified, but no'one seems to have

attempted an analyzation of the feelings

of the reptiles.

i/,

A brace of " blue' btiUs" (a s^pecieS

of Indian elk) turned the tableland guns


of two shikar (hunting) partiei^ against
them, resulting in the'death, by gimfirei'

An Indian student, Gurcharan Dass

of New Delhi, has won a full four year


scholarship to Harvard university. This
award is considered to be a high distinction
^and Gurcharan Dass is only fifteen
years of age.

r.-.'i. *

the tw6 groups as to "Which had pjripr

, The benefits of socialism were being


dihnohstfhted iii Kanphr when the Socia

dispute. It is probably only fair to


surmise that the bulls don't feel entirely

of High School and Intermediate students


who had failed in examinations, to have

blue about the whole matter.

them declared passed.

of two hunters.

An sdtercation between

claim to the intended quai^ dim^d list Party; in this city decided to launch
"violent when guns were used to"^ settld tlie a''ihbvement, on behalfof a large number

SlIMOAPOiE TJMB
By R.

R.

" Singapore stands at the centre of


South-East Asia, at^ the intersection of
the sea and air routes that link together
Europe, Africa, Australasi-^, the Americas,
and the Orient... Here Chinese, Malays,
Europeans, Indians and many others
live and work in harmony. All have
made their contribution to the building
of this predominantly youthful city of a
million and a half people...". (Tourist
Literature).
Singapore does not manufacture very
much itself, but it has become one of the

world's greatest market places for things


manufactured everywhere else. The port
is

both

modem

and

handsome

and

Harter

Unfortunately, the city has some very


deep problems which mar its glory.
The population is increasing at a tre

mendous rate. More than ^ty percent

of the population are under twenty years


of age. Families of ten children are the
common thing. This has led to un

employment and crime. Gangsterism of


the Chicago type is found here. Mer
chants pay protection money and there
are wars between rival gangs over terri
torial rights. These are the things, of
course, which challenge missionaries to
work in this place.
One of the most talked about sites

handles the second largest tonnage of of Singapore is Haw Par Villa. Many

shipping in the world.


Singapore is the world in a nutshell.
A little bit of every country is found here,
and the mixture is certainly interesting.
As one leaves the American type sky

scrapers he mtist be careful not to fall


into the very deep gutters filled with
filth. The very narrow sidewalks are
made impassable by sidewalk shops and
parked bicycles, and the one-way streets
are filled with speeding automobiles of the
latest designs.
Religiously too Singapore has a little
bit of everything.

Chinese legends are depicted here in

concrete.

But I would vote for the re

moval of the scenes depicting Chinese


torture. It is hardly fit for any city,
and certainly not for Singapore where
there is already so much violence.

It is commendable that the public


is given the run of Haw Par Villa at all

hours on all days, and yet they have not


abused

their

privilege.

When

undamaged statues of Haw Par Villa are


a pleasant treat.

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By Miss H. Kaveri Bai

The Broid Way of Matt. 7:13 ran, " What is maniage? Does the Bible lay
at the time of thw story, through Canaan. down any rules ?'? and then proceeded: to
To th(e who revelled in every kind of mention a newspaper report bfi some
pleasure and immoi^ity, indidging in chaplain's speech dh which he had said
bestial lusts ^Without even the r^tr^nt that "if a man and woman agreed to
exercised by briite beastsj and delighting live together, even that is marriage
in all manner of unnatural and filtoy

experiments, the land' was a paradise.


That was the reason God decided to spew

out the inhabitants and give it to His

What a

naked confession of his own

manner of life ! What a shocking.revelation of parental example wd approval if


sons and daughters choose to go according

chosen people, ^t gravely warning them to such a theory ! '


that their fate would be the same if they

cbinmitt^' the same e^.

The Story of Dinah, Jacob's daughter,


is an ol^ject lesson to all parents, especially
to mothers who have daughters. There
are: inbthers who are themselves, devout

and Qod-feanng laut; who nevertheless


fail to bring up their children in proper
discipline^ One mother ,known" to the
writer never gave a thought to where her
little daughter wandered the whole day
long. The child was not even sent to
sclxppl. She generally came home. only
for meals and,to sleep. The advice of an
dderly relative who warned that if
unchecked the habit would becoine esta

blished, was slighted. TTie day came


when the girl, no longer a child, went
astray.

After a daughter has brought disgrace'


upon a family, parents tell abommable

Someone has written that juvenile


delinquency is often due to parental
delinquency. What chaplain or crooked
theorist can deliver his dupes from the
terror of God's judgment on th^ day of
reckoning? Does not God's. Word say,
"Now toe works of the flesh are....

adultery, fornication..,^. ,(Gal. 5:19-21)

and tmt " they, whidh do! such 'things


shall not inherit toe Kingdom of God"?

Thipy shall inherit the dboni of the arch


deceiver. Has not God said, " Manage
is honourable to all, but whoremongerers

and adulterers. God will judge" ? {Heb.

13:4) Read also Rey. 21:8. Has not God

given all these sblemii warniirgs'to 'ei^ble


us to escape coming under Hisjudgmehtj
by timely repentance and returning to
Him?

A Rasli Venture

lies to cover it up, thus addii^ to Ihe-^^

- -HereHv^as fair young Dinah, brought

dent, saying that such thii^

jf^jl^tdfe ahd woods and its cool silver

is without a case.

father Laban's flocks and herds. She was


nature's own chQd, fresh as the morning

Sometimes they vdll rations^e the 'inci-:; jip, jp ^e (^n country with its patches

too common today and that no ftl^ily iSls where her father kept her grand
A certain father, a

man of over fifty years of age, once asked.

dew, frisking like the calves and kids and


wild squirrels, singing gaily like the birds
and sleeping in her mother's tent with
the moon and stars shining over it. One
day Jacob fled from Laban with his family
and all that he possessed. It was acritical moment when Laban overtook the

fugitives. All would have been over for


Jacob had not God restrained his fatherin-law from doing mischief. Travelling
through strange and varied scenery, they
faced another critical moment when they

city! Why did her father choose to live


in a tent on a common, outside the gates ?
Why should he so abhor any contact
with those fine, cultured, superior and
enchanting inhabitants of Shechem?
She must one day venture within the walls
and have a close view of those ravishing
beings. What harm would there be?
She could slip out when her big brothers
were away tending their cattle and her
old father would be mending the tents or
meditating.

were passing through her uncle's terri


Dinah had forgotten that she was
tory. But generous Esau gave his brother no longer a child. If such a thought
a warm welcome and the crisis passed occurred she brushed it aside. Perhaps
over. Still, Jacob was glad to get out of she imagined that she was quite capable
Esau's reach. He first halted at Succoth
of taking care of herself.
and then moved on and encamped right
opposite to Shechem, a city of Canaan,
Dinah's presence in that Hivite city
where he purchased a piece of land over created a sensation. The beautiful girl
looking the "Broad Way".
from the camp of the shepherds newly
By this time Dinah was in the first arrived, so healthy and ruddy and like a
flush of youth, experiencing strange
sensations and becoming selfconsdous.

Ignorant of the dangers that besetthe path


of unprotected young maidens and evi
dently unwarned and undisciplined by
cither Leah or Jacob, she let her rash
curiosity lead her to her fall.

She had always wandered at will


on the lonely stretches three days journey

away from Laban's home. Now, the


city opposite her father's camp allured
her. How lovely were the women over
there; how fashionable and elegant;

how fairy-like they looked in all their


cosmetics and fineries and polished
manners! Dinah glanced down at her
own rustic garments and sighed. Her

blossom with the dew drops on it had


actually
come
into their
midst.
There was nothing artificial about her
and her very simplicity and freshness, the
sparkling of her bright eyes, attracted
them all. As for Hamor's son, a prince
of the country, it was love at first sight.
He caught the rash young maiden and
took her into his own house and ravished
her.

Dinah was like one intoxicated. She


heard words of love which sounded like
music to her. It was an undreamed of

romance and it conjured up rosy visions


for her future, the like of which she had
never

fancies.

visualized

even

in

her

wildest

She forgot father and mother,

grandmother at Nahor, her mother Leah

brothers and sisters, God's covenant to

and her aunt Rachel appeared by contrast


dowdy and uninteresting.
And how
handsome and gallant were those young
men of the city, each one like a noble
prince! What a contrast to them were

His chosen people itself. She was


conscious of the bitter, bitter fruit
was to reap by the surrender of
womanly chastity, in the long years

her

father

and

brothers! How

not
she
her
that

would follow.

lucky

were those people to live in that grand

(Next issue: " The Marriage offer ")

10

{Continuedfrom page 2)

must subscribe, in order that error and

heresy might be exposed? If the heresy


and the F.B. (for clearer understanding is Satanicand the India Bible Chris
we are here eliminating the things the tian Council and other such groups

two have in common, it's doubtfiS that


they would care to have those called

to their attention anyway) organizations,


for they are faced with a big problem.
By one means or another the support of
their respective constituents must be
maintained; by what more effective

certainly conceive of the World Council

of Churches as being devilishcan the


councils of men prevail against it ?
Concerning " those who would lead
you astray" the elder John has these
words: "Let that abide in you which

means can this be done than by keeping you have heard from the beginning. If
hidden from them the meaning of that that which you have heard from the
impressive looking array of initials? beginning abide in you, you also shall
Who knows, some stupid fellow, who still abide in the Son and in the Father
has not rid himself of the out-moded

He says further, that the " anointing

habit of reading the Bible and, worse which you have received in Him abideth
still, of comparing what he reads with in you, and you need not that anyone
what he sees, might accidently stumble should teach you...". (IJohn 2:24-27)

onto the fact that those letters are entirely


and without exception representative of

" That which we have heard from

UNSCRIPTURAL Conclaves and Coun

the beginning ", or in other words, " the

cils !

apostles' teaching" (see Acts 2:42) is

what Christian people need much more


The unity of God's people is a crying than the counsellings of uninspired men,
need, but that unity is neither to be a be the initials of their group ever so
unity of existing denominations (we impressive.

are speaking in a scriptural sense), nor is


it to be gain d by the counsellings of men
one with another. It is to be a unity in
and of the Spirit, among believers, and

if we read our New Testament correctly,


is to come through the believer's " sancti-

fication in the truth " and by believing


on Jesus through the word of the apostles.
(John 17:17-21)

God's Word, revealed to the world

through the lips of men who were " moved

by the Holy Spiritalone will prevail

against error.

One of those inspired

men, the apostle Paul, said, " Evil men


and impostors shall wax worse and worse,
deceiving and being deceived; but abide
thou in the things which thou hast learn

ed and liast been assured of, knowing of

The need to cry out against the whom thou hast learned them, and that
ecclesiastical apostates who seek to bind from a babe thou has known the sacred
all Christians into an anti-scriptural imion writings which are able to make thee wise
that will rob them of all liberty in Christ, unto salvation through faith in Jesus
is urgent. But must men organize great Christ". (2 Tim. 3:13-15)
Councils in order to fight Councils?
Must there be extra-scriptural and unLet our counselling be with Him
scriptural groups, each with its separate who said, " Come and let us reason
statement of faith to which members I together

11

THi BOOK OF BMAINIS AND PRACTICAL


CHRISTIANITY
By Frank Rempel

<*The Cbrisdan's Practical Relationship


to Weak Brethren"

against eating meat to limit Christian


freedom. Such a man says, "I cannot eat
meat because it is against my principles ".

{Please read carefully Romans 14:1-15:7)

" Here is seen the crux of the matter

The text to be studied for this article

he speaks of his OWN principles, that is,


those which he himself has set up as a

does not, primarily, rebuke a " weak"


Christian.

The

instruction

is

directed

rather at the stronger brother, and tells


him what his attitude should be toward

one who is of doubtful strength.


If we are to appreciate this, and are
to profit from this further apostolic treat
ment of practical Christian matters we
must lay a groundwork for our under
standing of the passage by determining
two things:
1. In Christianity, who is weak and
who is strong?
2. What was it that occasioned the

standard for his conduct. It is a mark


of weakness that he demands of others

that they shall follow him in this matter.


Limiting his own freedom he tries to bind
others also.

Of such Paul, in Galatians

6:3, says: "Every man shall bear his


own burdens ".

2. " He esteemeth one day above

another". (Rom. 14:5) He bolsters a


weak faith with additional props of his own
devising. It is important to him that
there should be certain legal observances
which will give him a sense of deeper
devotion to God.

believe

Paul had reference

here

instructions that Paul felt it necessary to


give?

not only to the insistence of the Jewish

The Weak and the Strong

Testament should be observed, but to

Christians that the Sabbath of the Old

Not many, I suppose, would imme


diately classify themselves as being weak
in the faith. In fact, as it appears from
the passage we are studying, a great
many would evaluate their very weaknesses
(by Paul's definition) as being strong

points. Let us list some of the things


which, according to Paul, identify a weak
brother:

1. "He that is weak eateth herbs".

(Rom. 14:26) The translator, Phillips,


says simply, " Is a vegetarian". The
meaning is not, of course, that it is wrong
to refrain from eating meat. But it is
a weakness of faith that allows prejudice

such holy days as might have been canned


over into Christianity from heathenism.
In a

certain sense even the observance

of the Lordsday can be purely ritualistic


and

therefore

barren.

One cannot help but observe that


" Easter " was a heathen spring festival,
corresponding roughly to the Basant
festival of Hinduism; and that " Good
Friday " has no basis in scripture what
ever. " Lent" is a purely human inven
tion. Such legalism is strongly rebuked
by Paul in the Galatian letter: "Ye observe
days and months and seasons and years.
I am afraid of you, lest by any means
I have bestowed labour on you in

12

vain'^. (4:10-14) In\therS.^me vein he writes


also in the letter tothe Colibsiaiis, "Let no
man therefore judge you in 'meat or in
drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new
moon or a sabbath..'*. (2:16-17)
Pride often enters in to make the weak

Christie's . position still weaker. His


pride is in die things he does NOT do.
Often, he is thus .led to. condemn the
brother who is more free in Christ.

The

thih^ that to him represent his strength


are, in actual fact, weaknesses.

The Occasion for the Teaching


" There can be no doubt that Paul

found occasion for such teaching in the


tendency of Christian people to create
issues over matters of opinion. He says,
in 14:1 (Phillip's translation) "Welcome
a man whose faith is weak, but not with

the idea of arguing over his scruples ".


The word rendered " scruples" is the
Greek word " dialogismos " which means,
literally, " opinions ", the hesitant think
ing of a man who has doubts about what

Weakness iii faith, then, means an ought to be done.

" inadequate grasp of the great principle


of ,salvation BY FAITH in Cluist, the

consequence of which will be an anxious


desire to make his salvation more certain
by a scrupulous fulfilment of formal
rules". (International Grit. Commen
tary)
Wit^i these things in mind it is . a

simple matter to deifme a strong christiani

He is one whose gr^p of ^e fundamental


principle of salyatibn by grace through
faith in Christ has released him from

all bondage to " the rudiments of the


world ". No longer need he subject him
self, as a part of the salvation process, to
certain ordinances"handle not, nor taste,

nor touch, after the precepts and doctrines


of men "which, Paul says, " are merely

Let it be clearly understood that the


nature of the Christian life is such that

there will always be matters about which


differences of opinion wiU obtrude them
selves. The environment and background
of Christians are too varied to permit
uniformity in these areas. Things are too
often right or wrong depending on thencontext and the attitudes of the one who

is performing the deed. This is true as


much today as it was in Paul's time.

It is the part of Christian charity


to allow a man his own opinions where
there is no specific teaching of the scrip
tures to cover

the

matter.

To make

issues of these doubtful things is to do

injury to the faith of one who is already

a show of wisdom in v^-worship and

weak.

humility and severity to the body but are


hot of ^y value against the indulgence
of the flesh". (Col 2:21-23)
But let us understand clearly! The
things to which Paul here- refers are
matters which are, of themselves, indifi*erent. He does NOT give tb the strong

It is the mark of a strong Christian that


he will forego his own private opinions

the license to indulge in' all ihahner


of vices.

We must avoid' the error of

some of the Christians in Rome to whom

Paul found it necessary to write: " Shall


we con^ue in sin that grace may abound?
God forbid!

for we who have died to

sin how shall we anydonger live therein " ?


(Rom. 6:1-2)

rather than to puU out from under a


brother the props which are necessary to
his faith.
Conclusion

Let me conclude with a humble ill

ustration. There are a number of very


fruitful banana trees in our yard. All
too often, when a tree produces a large

bimch of the nourishing fruit, the tru^


of the tree will break under the burden

of carrying it.

My mall says, "But sir,


{Continued on page 14)

15

A CIHllL
By Aunt Marie

only that He might do in and


through us what will best glorify
Him.

Say, did you ever hear of


"mimosa" Christians ?

The "Mimosa" is a plant that

grows in many w?-Tm countries.

It is a very strange plant, and the

thing that makes it so interesting


is its habit of falling asleep the
moment it is touched. It has been
nicknamed the "sensitive" plant.

In India we call ^i.t the "chooi


mooi" .because it is so "touchy".

If you will touch just one leaf all

It has been four months since

I went away from Kanpur. On

my return I found my trees and

shrubs and flowers simply beauti


ful 1 I am sure there can be no
more worth-while time for us
than a few minutes spent in the

garden in September.

the leaves on the stem will fold,


and soon the stem itself will droop
to the ground, asleep.

Do you know any Christian


young people that are like Mimo
sa plants ? I'm afraid there are
many of them. If you offend
them slightly, "rub them the
wrong way" as we say, their ser
vice for Christ will come^to an

abrupt end. Like the mimosa,


The God who can take "the they fold their spiritual hands,
tiniest seed, so tiny that it can
their spiritual eyes, and go
scarcely be seen, and make of it close
to sleep.
such a beautiful thing as a flower,

can surely mould our lives so that

God has a place of great use

they will be beautiful and useful fulness for Christian young people

in winning others to Himself.


The only demand He makes is
that we, like the seed, submit our
wills entirely to His own, existing

who are long-suffering of others;


who will grow and serve in

any atmosphere, whether it is


pleasant to them or not. These

Christians are "steadfast, immova ^e soil and keeps on killing the


ble, always abounding in the work
of the Lord". They have the bad weeds which rise up.
For our heart gardens too
tenacityof little plants, fresh water
there
is a "fluid" which can kill
seedweeds, that grow in the migh
tiest raging waters. Their roots the weeds ofsin. Uris the blood
are anchored to the rocks and are of the Lord Jesus Christ. If we
never swept away by all the

power that sweeps over them.

allow Him to "wash us clean"


I
kabits and undesirable trash

Our hearts are like gardens, I will disappear.


Then we can begin to cultivate
you know, a.iid all -manner of
plants like, thejnimosa can take I them and begin td produce the
root in th(im and grow to matu I kind of plants (h-alDits) which will
rity. Ifwe have never been saved, be beautiful and strong and useful
our heart girdens are sure to be Pn''
tj'i'-dens will then be
overrun with the weeds and full of the -^ose of Shafon" and
the
"Lily
of the Valley"the
thorns of sin.
These are gardens of which we

Lord Jesus Christ.

cannot be proud;-How may we


{Continuedfram Page 12)
get rid of these weeds ? Shall we ' nature has created this tree to bear this

simply roll up oiir sleeves and :^ burden. Why are they then unable to

My answer to him, because


start pulling them up one by one ? supportnotIt ^?" wise
as perhaps I should be,
If today we pull up the weeds of 1IS am
this . I do not know why. I only
bad temper, tomorrow will spring know that some can and some cannot.
up the weed ofevil thoughts, and Therefore It is necessary that an extra

the next week will come the thorn support shall be put under those which
of bad language. It will be im
to bring
possible for us to continue until forth their frmt. And just to make sure

all the weeds are destroyed from

that none will break you had better out

support under all of them ".

our heart gardens. As soon as we


k quite useless, in the practical
have uprooted the first, another a^irs of the Christian life, to speculate
about why one man can, and another
one will take its place.
cannot bring forth a fruitful faith without
How then can we free our

additional props. The fact is there and


needed on the part of those who are
naturdly strong, even to the point, on
occasion, of submitting to a prop which

hearts ofsin ? Let me tell you must be faced. Fullest forbearance is


how:

Nowadays many gardeners

use chemical weed killers. This

IS not needed, in order that the weak shaU

not be ridiculed, but shall be carefully


is a fluid which attacks the very nurtured
m the faith that will eventually
roots of the plants. It remains in
result m eternal life,

15

jyST IF@IB UM
Answers
to
examination
ques
tions given by some candidates for
U.P.

Public

Service

positions make
Examples:

Commission

enlightening reading.

castle.

How can coals be carried to there ?

Butterflies give honey.

>

The first

Indian to

become an

Admiral is Mahatma Gandhi.

I* Bacteria of plague and cholera are


I* When the ministry is working satis
factorily the President suspends it.

" insects " useful to mankind.

*1* Animals with ivory tusks arc the

peacock, bear, tiger, lion, panther, jackal,


camel

Good Friday is Christmas Day.

etc.

J The Mediterranean Sea is derived

A kite made of paper is lighter than


air.

J India has severed diplomatic rela


tions

with U.S., U.S.A., U.S.S.R. and

other

countries.
" Parsis "

from meditating.
3* Sputnik is derived from Sputum, or
it is the test of spit.
Marc's Nest is where the female of
the horse lives.

is

derived

from " Par "

(the Urdu word to " cross ") and from


seas, because they crossed the seas to
come to India.
India is a buffer zone between East
Pakistan and West Pakistan.

The King of England lives in New

3*We come to the surlace after diving


because the body immediately begins to
decompose.

(Ed. Note: The "Pioneer", ^vhich


first brought such erudition to our notice,
does not say whether these candidates
were successful).

lEILS IFOi
By R. Harter

{Reprinted from " Harter Throbs ")

When
Abraham

the
in

Lord
the

appeared

plains

of

unto

Abrajham offered to go and fetch a morsel ,


of br^ad for Him.

was possible to set before anyone.

Mamre,

Abraham then procee

ded to prepare the finest feast that it

After we have done our best for God,


we should realize that that best has only
been a

morsel.

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There is no place for the hero worship


of missionaries. After a man has given
his life on the mission field he can still

And if you are tithing your income


to the Lord, don't think that you have
done any great thing. If you have
donated some land to the church, or

not claim to have given more than a


mere morsel; and never let any missionary mortgaged your home so that a church
think that he has done enough or fulfilled building might be built, you have still
only given a morsel.

his share.

The congregations that have contribut


ed most to missions haven't offered more
than a morsel either. Whatever the

amount your congregation is giving10


per cent or 25 per cent or 50 per centto
the work of evangelizing the lost in far
away fields, it can still qualify only as a
morsel.

THE CHRISTASIAN

Frank Rempel,
Editor and Publisher,

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Kanpur, U.P., India.
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But God loves that morsel that you


give, and He will richly bless you for it.
God did not particularly need the
feast which Abraham prepared for Him;
and God can survive without any help
from us.
give.

It is we who benefit when we

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GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY ?

Like so many words of special


meaning in the New Testament, one
of the words used by the angelic

good news that God came to earth


incarnatethat
He
partook
of
humanitythat He ministered to

messenger to the shepherds in the


Judean fields has today been
generalized to the point of obscur
ing its special message for us.
The angel said (as Wycliff trans

human need as He did; that He was

lates the Greek), " I evangelize to

you a great joy


Evangelism may mean a variety
of things today, but if we are to
take its

New Testament use

only

we will understand that it means

simply and always an announcement


of the coming of the Lord Jesus
Christ, and of His life on earth,
His death, His burial and resurrec
tion. The English word " Gospel "

quite adequately translates it, and


in the New Testament meaning " good
news " expresses the true reason for
all Christmas rejoicing.

No one will deny that it was

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November

willing to forgive even an adulter


ous woman; that He had concern
for all human ills and that human
sorrow should so affect Him that

the earth should see the spectacle


of Deity weeping. All these were
the human, natural, reasons for
joy, and they are so today.
But can we also see that it was

good news that He came to call


attention, sometimes harshly, to
the miscarriages of justice in His
time, and to all the sins of men ?
Many of His contemporaries did not
think so, and they arose against Him
in violent opposition. He shattered
complacency and upset orthodoxy
and became a thorn in the flesh to

the status quo. Do we really believe


that it is good news that He does so

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EPlTOilAlL COMMIINIT

todayknowing full well that in one way


or another we must ourselves come under

It's

the

season

of conventions

and

special meetings in India. Taking advan


condemnation from Him?
tage of the advent of cooler weather
It IS good news, because human and of the release of many people from
injustice and domination and exploita their jobs and studies during the two
tion are an open sore upon the body of main Hindu holidays of Deshera and
humanity and only an excising can effect Dewali, several churches of Christ have
a permanent cure. It is the good news launched successful evangelistic meetings.
that a successful surgeon has come to The church in Bina, M.P., where Bro.
perform an amputation on a member that John Singh is the evangelist, has done
so, and reports great interest and several
threatens life itself.
conversions. The church in Bhopal,
But was it good news that He was under the leadership ofBro. M. M. Luther,

made to suffer as He didthat tragedy


should so overcome Him? Was it good

tidings that all of iniquity and human


sin and selfishness should be made His

to bear? Was it good news that all of


man's disgrace should culminate in the
crime of deicide ?

Ah, but here it is of tremendous

importance that we should see behind


the open conflict which raged on the
visual plane, to the hidden, greater
struggle He came to wage. Our view
point must be that of the heads of nations
in physical war, who through their
various intelligence agencies are able
to see the battle in true perspective.
They are able to see causes and reasons
and purposesso must we!
*" It pleased God to bruise Him..."
(Isa. 53:10)
*" Behooved

it

not

the

Christ

to

suffer and to enter into His glory"?


(Luke 24:25)
*" The Son of Man came not to be

ministered to, but to minister, and to

give His life a ransom for many ". (Mat.


20:28)
He humbled Himself, becomingobedient even unto death, yea, the death
of the cross.

also had a series of meetings, but beyond


the fact that much blessing resulted no
details are yet available to us. The
annual

convention

of the

churches

of

Christ in the mid-India region was held


at Raipur this year. Earlier, during
Deshera, the Vijay Nagar Men's Camp
convened at Lahchura Dam, near Harpalpur.

At none
any world
passed. No
designed to

of these gatherings have


shaking resolutions
been
portentous pronouncements,
start world powers shaking

in their boots, have been issued. The


brethren gathered quietly and without
fanfare and pomp for the humble purpose

of encouraging each other in the ffith,


and to seek the interest of others who

are still outside the Divine fellowship.


It is our personal view that the
cause of Christ would be more effectively
served if all " conventions " and " coun

cils " were on this order. Instead of try


ing to make a world-wide impression by
the featuring of big names, or by gathering
together, in one meeting, influential
leaders from all over the world (think
of the huge expense!) it would be of

greater advantage to feature THE NAME

Wherefore also God hath

which is above every name. Instead


of devoting time to concerns and issues

(Continued on page 14)

(Continued on page 6)

O^SIHilP IN rrlHIlE CHUiCH OIF IFHE LOIS


By Dr.

C.

The term " worship " is as broad as


it is misunderstood. Turning to the King

H.

Phillips

James version of the Bible it is discovered

Further light upon the complexity


of the subject is provided by noting
that another Greek word meaning " bene

that some EIGHT different Greek words

ficial

have been indiscriminately translated by


the English word " worship
itself
derived from the Anglo-Saxon term
" Weorthschipe "worth-ship.
The
English word is defined as " courtesy, or
reverence paid to worth hence "honour,
reverence
It is " the act of paying
homage to deity; religious reverence and

" THERAPEO
is translated " worship"
in Acts 17:25, whilst in other places it

homage

It is " obsequious respect or

devotionIt

is

said

to

mean

" to

perform religious service


Webster's definitions provide almost
the sum of the suggestions found in the
Greek words.

From the New Testament

it may be affirmed that to worship is to


show esteem, whether to

God or man.

This is suggested in the word " DOXA "


used in Luke 14:10 and in 1 Pet. 2:12,
and

translated

in

the

first

instance

" worship " and in the second " glorify "


in the King James version.
To worship is to manifest reverence
whether for man or God. In Acts 17:23
the Greek word " EUSEBEO " is translat

ed " worship " as it refers to the gods of


the people. In 1 Tim. 5:4 it is translated
" piety " seeing it refers to parents.

service

rendered

to

another

is translated " heal " and " serve ". The


Revised version has clarified the situation

somewhat by using

" serve" in Acts

17:25.

Another form of " service " constitut

ing worship is suggested by the word


" LATREUO ". This is the service per
formed for hire : " mercenary service ".
The word is translated " worship " in
Acts 7:42

where it

refers

to

Israel's

apostacy; in Acts 24:14 alluding to


Paul's Hebrew practices. In Acts 27:23
the King James translators have given us
" serve " as expressing Paul's then present
attitude. The noun form of the word
is translated in Hebrews 10:2 as "wor

shippers " while the verb form is once


more given as " serve ". In Phil. 3:3 the
term " worship " occurs, referring to those
in Christ.
An unusual noun form is translated

" worshipper " in Acts 19:35, in the King


James version.
Literally,
the word
" NEOKOROS " signifies a " temple
keeper " or custodian, and is used with
reference to the relationship of the city
of Ephesus to the image of Diana in the

Further, to worship is to engage in


religious observance. The Greek word

city.
The commonest translation of any

" THRASKEIA"

translated

Greek word into the English " worship " is

"worship" in Col. 2:18. In Acts 26:5


it is translated " religion " for " religious
observanceas it is also in James
1:26-27. Hence, religious observance,
whether paid to " angels " or of the Phari
saic variety, or whether it is " pure and

the verb " PROSKEUNEO" and its


various forms.
It occurs some 58 times

undefiled

or bow; to prostrate oneself in homage

is

is worship.

thus

and is invariably translated " woi"ship


" worshipper " etc. The primary mean
ing of the word is " to kiss the hand of
another as a sign of homage; to salaam

Its use applies as strictly to the act whether


performed to man or to Grod. In such

That which constituted " worship"


to the nations was rejected by God be

references as Matt. 2:2,8 the idea of

cause of the content of their attitude;

homage to an exalted person is implied.

the object and the ends gained in the


performance of their worship. That
which ultimately became " worship " to
the Jews was rejected by God because

In Matt. 4:9 Satan endeavours to obtain

such an expression of hom^e from Jesus.


In the tenth verse Jesus declares that such
homage must be paid to God only. In
Matt. 20:20 there'is no suggestion of
acknowledgement of deity; while in
Heb. 11:21 the idea indicated is not
clear. This cannot be said of such refer

ences as Rev. 3:9; 13:4; 22:8;,John


9:38; 12:20 and Hebrews 1:6 where
definite homage to deity is indicated.

One other word sheds more light


on the matter. It is the Greek word
" SEBOMAI " in which is contained the

expression of awe, or veneration. This


attitude may be expressed either to
God or to aught else that is awe-inspring.
In Romans 1:25 we are told that the
" creature" rather than the " Crea
tor" received veneration. Matt. 15:9
states that the " awe " for God manifest

ed by the Jews was in vain.

All Asia,

we are informed in Acts 19:27,. venerat


ed Diana.

From this inductive study it is evident


that " worship " can never be considered
solely in the category of things concrete;
it must rather be thought of as an abstract
quality within man finding expression
through various media.
such attitudes of heart

It consists of
and

mind

as

" reverence
" awe ", " humility ". It
finds expression in rehgious observance;
in dutiful behaviour; in paid service.
Modes of expression come to one's aid
provided largely by " custom " or one's
environment.

Hence, worship is psychical; forms


and media are physical. The former is
unalterable, the latter subject to the
exigencies of time and the regulations
of revelation.

of the alienation of the heart from Him,

leaving a form without life. That which


many would have foisted upon the church
as " worship " in the apostolic age was
repudiated by the apostles because it
would have introduced a slavish literalism

at the expense of the " spiritThis is


the heart of Paul's argument in the Galatian letter; of his words in 2 Cor. 3:17
andThil. 3:3.

The zeal of those " forma

lists " of Paul's day called forth such


warnings as that given to the Golossians.
(Col. 2:1-3:4)
In all of that which has been said

and which Paul advocated so strenuously,

the meaning ofJesus' words in John 4:2324 becomes immediately clear. " Wor
ship
as God requires it, shall be an
attitude of the inward man dictated by
naught else but truth. For the expression

of such worship, locale and media are


both incidental. They may aid, but can
never substitute for the abstract quality
itself.

This is most clearly evidenced

in the life of the Lord Himself.

His

perfect harmony with the will of God


placed Him in a state of homage to and
of reverence

for

the

Father

that

was

neither augmented by physical aids nor


lessened by their absence. The moun
tain top, the river side, the wilderness
and the temple alike added nothing to
the quality of His worship^the Father

was ^ways with Him, and He at all times


dwelt " in the bosom of the " Father

This characteristic of worship must


prevail in the church, the body of Christ.
Its essentiality is evident in the character
of God. God is absolute Spirit, hence
{Continued on page 6)

;AieIM TIMES
By R. R. Harter

Saigon is the capital and largest


city of Viet Nam, formerly known as
French Indo-China. It is not directly
on the sea, but is reached after a four

hour trip on the Saigon River. The


territory between the city and the sea
is mostly uninhabited swamp.
Saigon has a multitude of attractive
shops and some tall buildings, reaching
a height of nine and ten stories. Fruit
and flowers are plentiful here.

Public transportation is

primitive.

The tram service has been discontinued

and the buses are antiquated. But taxis,


"taxi-buses cycle rickshaws and bicycles
are innumerable.

Very few ships stop at Saigon. Those


that do are mostly French ships. (The
one on which I am travelling is a French
ship.) For this reason, the English
language is practically unknown here;
and it is very difflcult to get around with
out a knowledge of French. The only
English language newspaper in the whole
country is a measly four-page affair
which is
stands.

unobtainable

at

most

news

The Air Edition of Time magazine


is available for ISr75 nP. The cheap
price is most likely due to the inability
of the publishers to keep their price in
tune with the devaluation of Viet Nam's

currency. One American dollar used to


be equal to 35 Viet Namese dollars.
While we were in port it advanced from
69 to 71. It is expected that the rate
will soon jump to 95 V.N. dollars. This
is very convenient for American tourists,
but very difficult for the nation's economy.
Until the present time France has
enjoyed a great commercial advantage
in Viet Nam. Our French ship unloaded

the greatest bulk of its cargo here, taking


more than two days to complete the job.
But this advantage is at an end unless
Viet Nam can get better terms from
France. The Viet Namese arc especially
dubious about the value of the French
franc. The U.S.A. and India stand to

gain by France's loss.


The political situation in Viet Nam
is very tense and the police are especially
vigilant. Taxis are stopped and the
occupants searched. A bundle of dirty
clothes I took off the ship was thoroughly
examined, pocket by pocket. Wherever
a government official is due to appear,
the public is kept at a great distance.
A number of places are not permitted to
be photographed.
About 25 per cent of the population is
Roman Catholic. They have a large
cathedral and some ten other churches in

the area. I asked one priest if there were


any Protestant churches here. He replied
that he did not know, since he had been
there only three months himself. There
is definitely some Protestant work there
but because of the language difficulty
we were unable to learn its extent. NonCatholic missionaries would find it difficult

to enter the country, although they


might manage it under some other occupa
tion.
Editor^s Note:
A

recent

communication

from

Mr.

Harter contains the following note of


interest to his friends

and admirers :

" The American Express Co. is already


working on my return to India travel
plans. The Lord willing, I will sail
from New York City on the S.S. Atlantic

on March 23rd, arriving in Belgium on

March 30th. After visiting our missiona


ries in Belgium and Germany I will fly
from Amsterdam to Moscow on April
12, and from Moscow to New Delhi on
April 15th. That means I will be in
Moscow on ' Grood Friday' and in Kanpur on ' Easter' Sunday ".

[Continued from page 2)


which are foreign to the scriptures, and
instead of seeking " solutions " to problems
of which the scriptures have already
very effectively disposed, why not " re
deem the time " (and justify the expense)
by seeking the mind of the Spirit in these

With so interesting an itinerary mapp


ed out, we are sure that Mr. Harter will

matters !

be planning to share some of his observa

Christianity is not, in the outward


sense, a revolutionary religion. Its con

tions of the return to India trip with us


through the pages of Christasian. We
wish him well, and pray for his safe return
to the work in Kanpur.

cerns are with individual hearts and lives

which it seeks to change into the Divine

likeness by the kindly and infinitely tender

ministrations of the Spirit of God.


[Continuedfrom page 4)

worship, or approach to Him, must be


through the medium of spirit. The very
character of such fellowship with Him
is that one must " walk in the light".

Walking, as here predicated, transcends


that which is physical. It designates
an attitude of the inward man toward
God.

Revolution thus takes place in the heart.


No amount of violent opposition to world

powers will ever accomplish this change,

or save a single soul. For this purpose,


the humble village preacher is more effecttive than the most highly trained council
executive.

" He that saveth souls is wise ", and

we say God bless the brethren who, while

not so aware of the " great issues" of the


The possibility of such spiritual associa world, are wise enough to know that
tion apart from physical contact or media through the foolishness of preaching God
is suggested in the words of Paul to the intends to gather souls to Himself.
Gorinthians (1 Cor. 5:3) and to the
Golossians (Col. 2:5).. By means which
can be nothing if not psychical Paul was
enabled to place himself " en rapport"
One benefit from the deplorable fact
with the disciples removed hundreds
of miles from his physical presence. That

that

he nevertheless spiritually transported


himself beyond the confines of the material
and " worshipped" as worship is to be
properly understood.

true meaning of Christmas is.

" Christasian"

continues

to

be

published a month behind schedule is


which was true of Paul was also true of the opportunity we are now offered to
John while exiled on the isle of Patmos. wish our readers a " happy Christmas "
His visions came to him while he was, and a " prosperous New Year". This
and perhaps because he was, " in the we are very pleased to do, and we pray
Spirit on the Lord's day
Minus every that each of you may be especially blessed
suggestion of recognized aids to worship, from a meditative review of what the

(To be continued in next issue)

SOMI yTSTAIMDlNQ WOMEN


F TIHIE mULE N. 5
Dinah on the Broad Way
By Miss H. Kaveri Bai

[Continuedfrom last issue)

In the meanwhile, wliat was happening

The Marriage offer


Unlike many a vile wretch who takes

in the camp? When Dinah was missed,


someoneperhaps little Josephsaid that

advantage of the helplessness and loneli


ness of some young woman to satisfy

she had been seen walking to the city


and entering the gate. Very soon it

his own lusts and then casts her off as

was known what had happened to her


there. It was a killing blow to Leah

a dirty rag, this Hivite prince was an


honourable man. He wanted to make
Dinah his married wife. He felt he could
not do without her. This child of nature

pleased him in a way that none of the


painted beauties of his city, with all
their wiles and blandishments, could do.

He had the damsel in his own power


and Dinah was willing to be his forever.
He had not enticed her nor kidnapped her
from her father's house; she had walked
into the city of her own accord. He did
not fear her father's wrath, for Jacob
had too few men to attack the city.
But unlike many an apostate " Christian "

and Jacob and to all the household.

When the elders of Shechem arrived,


Jacob sent for his sons,

who

came

immediately. Hamor pleaded the pas


sionate love of his son forJacob's daughter,
and sought for the father's consent to
marriage between the two. He also

suggested

inter-marriages between the

two peoples, and that Jacob's family


should move into the city to live among
them. In his hopeless infatuation for
Dinah the prince himself made a personal
appeal, promising to give Jacob whatever
he demanded if only he would give him
his daughter in marriage.

The sons of Jacob knew full well


chaplain this honourable heathen prince
did not think that just living together . that God's covenant people should make

was marriage. He knew that though


marriage customs varied from age to
age and from community to community,
a true marriage always took place with
the father or guardian bestowing the
bride on the bridegroom, usually in
the presence of relatives and friends
to witness the bestowal. Hence, this
prince sent his father, Hamor, and the
elders to wait on Jacob and to ask for
the daughter's hand in marriage, on his
behalf.

no

matrimonial

alliances

with

the

heathen. They controlled their burning


indignation and answered for their father,
saying that they would agree to all this
on the condition that Hamor and his
sons and all the citizens became circum
cised like the children of Israel. In

this way, they said, they could really all


be one people. Failing this they would
take the damsel and quit the country.
Exulting at this seeming success of
their suit, Hamor and his son now realiz-

ed that they must get their own men to


consent to the rite of circumcision. They
held out material prospects before them,
saying that by consenting to the rite they
could make all Jacob's possessions their
own. The greedy citizens consented and
ail the men went out, of the city to be
circumcised.

They paid a heavy penalty for


consenting to a religious rite without
having any personal convictions in the
matter, purely for the sake of gain. Levi

and Simeon, sons of Leah, were burning


to avenge their sister of the outrage
committed upon her. It did not occur
to them that she was a willing party
and that she had courted the danger
by her own bold adventure. Such events
are common in the citya normal thing
but God's people should have kept them
selves aloof from it. Jacob should have
pitched his tent out of reach of such
temptations. On the third day, when the
Hivite men were all sick with the inflam

mation of their sores, Simeon and Levi,


without telling their father, carried out
a ruthless massacre among the citizens
of Shechem, till all, including Dinah's
lover, were slain.

wrecked life she had to spend ! We are


not given to know of her bitter repentance
of the rashness and self-will that had

wrecked her life forever. She passes


into oblivion. Perhaps her bones lie
in a nameless grave in Egypt.
Dinah's story is a grim warning to
every young and giddy woman who

recklessly plays with fire, risking the ruin


of character for the sake of a present
" good time ". Modern Dinahs are
multiplying. Some of the reasons are
very clear to see.

Perhaps the most important is the


failure of parents to bring up their children
in the fear of God. One who fears God
hates sin in all its forms. Laxness of dis

cipline, resulting in self-willed children;


the life of sin of either one or both of the

parents; these are often the starting point


for the broad road that leads to destruction

for the young people committed to our


trust.

We have, further, the filthy literature


of today so prominently displayed;
pictures, in television and poster, that
stare at us wherever we may go; night
clubs and dance halls, and all such soul-

destroying things to tempt young people


The Crash of Aerial Castles

Unsuspecting of the grim tragedy,


Dinah waited in thrilled anticipation
for her marriage to the prince, and
becoming the mistress of the mansion,
the first lady of the land. Had not
her lover told her of the brothers' promise ?
The sudden appearance of her two
brothers shattered all her rosy dreams.
They seized her and carried her back
to her father. On the way she witnessed
the carnage, and saw her own lover's
body in a pool of blood.

from the straight and narrow road of life.


There are often false ideas of freedom,

interpreted to mean the right to rebel


against every kind of constituted authority
and which often thinks nothing of destroy
ing the God-given personal freedom of
others in matters of opinion and con
science. We reap wonderful crops of
crooked theories which are very comfort
able to all those who have a grievance
against God's righteous law, which requires
that we shall do unto others as we would
have them do unto us.

Thus ended Dinah's romance, and she

Modern Dinahs, too, find to their


great sorrow that uncurbed curiosity and

disappears from the pages of history.


What long years of the loneliness of a

sacrifice of womanly modesty and chastity,

unfeminine boldness, resulting in the

bears bitter fruit for the future.

How

many women (and men), after having


recklessly spent the best years of life and

in the inevitable decline, have not longed


to be respected, only to find that something
precious and irrecoverable has been
destroyed. They live in fear and dread

that the past will again be raked up.


Sins are seldom hidden from men; never
from God 1 The results cannot be escap
ed. God says, " Be not deceived, God
is not mocked, for whatsoever a man

soweth that shall he also reap" (Gal. 6:7).


God

wants

to

restore

virtue

respect, if only man wants them.

and

Of many different ways.

Some are used to icebergs.


And some to torrid days;
Some have tassels, some have beads,
Some have fan or feather.

to

surrender

one's

life

Lord transforms the life nobody remem


bers its past in the light of its present
saintliness. According to the adage,
however, " prevention is better than
cure ".

Infants are not born educated, and


since children have no idea whatever

of the nature of the world, a heavy


responsibility lies on the parents to
bring them up in the nurture of God's

Word, which alone can show us the path


of righteousness.

It is

" The world is full of children

What a joyful time they'd have


If they got together !

never too late

to the Lord Jesus Christ, for when the

" The world is full of children

Of many different kinds,


And many different costumes,
And many different minds;
Some in silk and some in fur,
And some in cloth or leather;
But if they had a half a chance

They'd like to play together


{Selected.)

Dear Children,

Could you guess what first comes into my mind when I think
of December? That's right, it is Christmas. And one more
very important thing to me. December is the month when our children,
who have been in boarding school, a long way from home for nine
months, will be returning for a three months' holiday !
You would all be able to suggest many things that make a home
happy, such as love between parents and children, a comfortable home,

enough to eat, good humour, obedience to parents, willingness to


overlook each other's faults, and, of course, trust in the heavenly

Father.

So much depends on co-operation in the home, doesn't it?

If

one or two children run out to play while the rest are helping Mother

with the household duties, is everyone happy? No ! If you share

,your apple, but your brother doesn't share his candy with you, do you
both feel happy?

Not likely.

10

There is one word which gives us all a lot of trouble.

the word " obedience

This is.

It is a word used in the Bible many times.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord

John asked if he might go to Harry's to play.


" Yes said his mother, " but be sure to be home by 5:30
Mother did many things while John was away. She packed a

lunch basket with good things, and she made lemonade and put it in
the thermos jug. John liked lemonade better than anything else she
could prepare for him.

When Daddy came home it was 5: 30. A surprise picnic had been
planned for 6 o'clock, but when 6 o'clock came John still had not
returned.

"John will be sorry", said Sally as she started for the car.
Daddy took the picnic basket and he and Sally climbed into the car
with the Smith family.
Mother was disappointed that John had not been obedient.

She

did not mind missing the picnic half as much as having a little boy

who did not obey.

A little after six John came home. "Where's Sally?" he


asked.

" Gone with the Smiths and Daddy on a picnic ", his mother
answered.

'

"A picnic? Why couldn't I go ?" cried John.


" We were all to go, but I stayed home because you were not

here. It's after six, John, and you were told to come home by 5:30. "
" You mean we have to stay here while the others are having a
good time on a picnic!" exclaimed the disappointed John.
" That's exactly it. Boys who do not obey often cause trouble
not only to themselves, but to others as well",

mother said.

A sad little boy sat down to eat his supper. As he ate he was
making up his mind always to obey his parents.
My young friends, if obedience to our earthly parents is so
important, don't you think that our obedience to God is even more
important ?
Aunt Marie

IPIENTIIIFYINO

STISONQ

CHUKCII

{Translated from Jcewan Deep)


The church has

been divided into

so many categories that one hesitates


to speak of still another section. Some

There is a simple answer to this


question, and it is illustrated by a man
named Achan,

described in

the

Old

Commonly used

Testament. He represented sin in the


camp of Israeland the church whose
strength has been dissipated by sin is
a spiritually weak church. The sinful

are the expressions: "fundamentalist"

excesses of the Corinthian Christians led

and " modernist "and so the list goes on


and on. None of these titles is scriptural.

the apostle Paul to say to them that


because they had failed to take into
account the meaning of the body of Christ,
and had profaned the solemn and deeply
reverent communion service, many among
them were weak and sickly and a good
number were already spiritually dead.
(1 Cor. 11:30)

churches are termed " young " in contrast


to those that are said to be " old

there

are said to be " conformist" and " non

conformist " churches.

Every single title has originated with man,


and their effect is usually to create still
further division among the churches.
There is, however, one classification
which becomes necessary because of the
nature of the various churches, and with
this matter we want to deal in this present

writing. We are forced by circumstances


to divide the cnurches into the two groups
of "weak" and "strong" churches.

Whether

the

sin

in

church

is

congregational (that is, a transgression


of God's law in which all the members

concur)

or

whether so many of

its

individual members have committed sin


Consider What a Weak Church is ?

If we were to put the question " What


is it that makes a

weak church?"

that the entire body has now been


influenced by it, evil in a church always
robs a local church of its rightful power.

we

might get various answers. Some might


say, wrongly, that a church is weak which
is few in numbers. The church may be
weak, of course, but it is not the fewness

But What is a Strong Church ?


What

strong?

is

it

that

makes

church

Surely our answer will be that

of no matter how few members be weak

if sin makes a church weak, then the


absence of sin produces a strong one.
But here we have to be very careful, for
in drawing this conclusion we are making
the absence of something to be the source
of strength. Nothing could be further

if the Omnipotent one is in their midst?

from the truth !

Someone would undoubtedly say that


the church whose members are povertystricken must be a weak church. Again
we must deny this, for no matter how

There are plenty of congregations


whose members are free from immorality,
who do not steal, and who do not generally
indulge in worldly activities, but which
are yet to be classified as weak churches.
Strength lies not in DOING NOTHING,

of the members that makes it so.

Let

it be remembered that Jesus said that


" where two or three are gathered together
in My name, there am I in the midst

of you". {Mat. 18:20) Can a congregation

few may be one's personal possessions,


" all things are yours, and ye are Christ's,
and Christ is God's". (1 Cor. 3:21-23).

but in the action

of DOING

SOME-

12

THING. It is, in other words, a positive,


and not a negative quality.
The Characteristics of a Strong
Church

The following characteristics must


always be present if a church is to classify
itself as being a strong church:
1. A strong church is one whose
members are strong in Bible know
ledge.

If one were to ask the average church


goer why he is a member of his particular
church group, he will be unable to give
a Biblical reason for it. He may perhaps
say that that is the church to which his
parents belonged before him, or that he
was bom into such a church relationship.
Someone else may perhaps say that that
particular church is the most convenient
one for him to attend. Some will say they
attend a certain chinch because the people
who go there are of the same social class,
or that they especially enjoy the friend
ship and companionship of those people.
If one of these is one's only reason,
then it will become very easy for that
person to be won away from that church to
another. He has merely to be offered
greater personal advantages elsewhere,
financially or socially, and he will be
ready to shift his loyalty to another group.
Again, one who is weak in Bible
knowledge will be very easily led astray
into various kinds of unscriptural practices
by false teachers. Unless a Christian can
judge each teaching and- each doctrine
in the light of the Word of God, almost
any doctrine, no matter how far away
from the truth it may be, will seem to him
to be all right.

be so easily led astray.

They will be

found to be members of the New Testa

ment church because they believe that


Christ established only ONE church.
They will be able to give a Bible answer
to the critics and false

teachers who

seek to lead them astray. Nor will they


be led astray because of good companiour
ship elsewhere, for they
be DOGTRINALLY secure.

To be doctrinally secure is to be
strong in the faith. To be strong in the
faith means that one will not be " blown

about by every wind of doctrine, by the


sleight of men, in craftiness, after the

wiles of men", but will always " speak


the truth in love". (Eph. 4:14-15)
Too many Christians leave this right
to be strong in Bible knowledge to the
church " pastor " or other church leaders.

If the congregation is to be truly strong,


all persons in it must "be able to give
an answer to everyone that

asketh a

reason for the hope that lieth within


you..." (1 Pet. 3:15)
2. A church that is strong in giving
is generally a strong church in every
other way.

We do not mean by this that merely


the giving of money constitutes strength.
What we are trying here to emphasize
is that the church whose members always
expect to get more out of the churCh
than they put into it is of necessity a weak
church.

what the New Testament church is from

Someone has pointed out that people,


spiritually speaking, can be classihed as
belonging to either of two groups: those
who are spiritually ill and in need of help,
and those who have become spiritually
healthful and are able and willing to give
help. The first group is a sickness, the
second group is the cure. One group
has need; the other group supplies the

their own reading of the Word, will not

need.

But the Christians who are familiar

with the New Testament, and who know

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It is inevitable that if a majority

That load is unlikely to be taken very

of the members of a church are of those

far. It is much more likely to remain


right where it is. Certainly the church
whose leaders are opposed to each other,

who themselves need to be spiritually


nurtured and carefully guarded, that
church

should

be

weak

one.

The

burden of the work of giving will fall


upon the few strong ones, and soon

or are jealous of each other, will not very


successfully carry on the Lord's work.

the work will be too much for them to

The task we have been given is a

bear alone. All their energies and


strength will be devoted to the help of

tremendous one. There is labour in abun


dance for all. Hence there is no need

the Christian brethren, and none will be

for each of us to strive for the same job

left with which to reach out to others.

in the church.

On the other hand, if the majority


of the members have " grown to man

of course mean that individual ambitions

If we are to pull together it will

that gives more help and blessing than it

and desires will have to be submerged


in the larger aims of the whole congrega

receives, then a church can be classed as


being a strong one. The few weak

to become true servants of the church

hood " in the Lord and are of that class

tion.

In other words, all of us will have

members will be easily cared for, and


there will be plenty of power left for evan
gelism and for witnessing to those who

and of the Lord instead of seeking selfishly

are outside of Christ.

direction, we may expect to accomplish

to advance our own positions. Then,


hand in hand, and all pulling in the same
great things for God and His church.

When I hear the members of a church

continually grumbling because they are


so poor, I know that that is a weak
church.

church.

But its weakness does not lie in

its lack of material things. Its weakness


is in the members' unwillingness to give
of that which they have got. A strong
Christian, who may be very poor in this
world's goods, does not grumble about
his poverty but finds plenty to give to
others: of sympathy, of witness, of love.
When it is realized that these things
have been " freely received" and are
therefore to be " freely given", one
will soon find himself giving also of his
money in proportionate measure.
3.

4. A busy church is usually a strong

The church whose members work

together well is usually

Again it is necessary to define what


is meant by being " busy". Busy-ness
for its own sake is certainly not enough.
Many a church is busy with its social
life, with its fellowship, and with
taking care of itself, but in this case busy
ness

means

that

the

church

is

weak

instead of strong. But if the church


is greatly concerned with the command
given to it by the Lord to go out into

the whole world to preach the Gospel,


and is doing all that it possibly can do
toward fulfilling that command, then it
is being busy in the right way.

strong

church.

Some congregations arc like oxen


hitched to opposite ends of a cart: each
one is pulling in a different direction.

The members of a church which

is

not busy usually find plenty of time


for mischief. They will surely fall into
bad ways. There will be all kinds
of quarrels among them. Their lack

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of spiritual exercise will lead tp weakened


spiritual muscles. Their indifference to
the command of the Lord will become such

a habit that His word wiU no longer have


any effect upon them. Their ears will
become deaf to His voice. Their prayers
will be mere words without meaning.
But

how

different

it

is

with

the

Remember that no church NEEDS to

be wejik. Gk)d has provided for our


strength by making His own power
available

to

us.

The

chiurch

that

is

strong is simply one that has made use

of that power and is using it in the right


way.

May God implant in all the churches

church which is occupied with doing


God's work of winning souls. The more
they labour the more they will find to
do for Him. The more souls they will
win the greater will become their concern

of Christ these Divine characteristics !

for others who are still lost in the darkness

{Continued <from page 2)


highly exalted Him and given Him a
name which is above every name
"

of sin. They will be alive and active.


They will be quick of eye to see the
opportunities around them for witnessing.
Their ears will be keen to receive God's

message to them. Their hands will grow


gentle but proficient in their ministry
to the sick and the helpless. Their
voices will grow strong and confident as
they tell of the Saviour's Ipve. Their
prayers will bear fruit before the throne
of grace, for thpy wil| pray in the fulness

(Phil. 2:8,9)
The Christmas message, then, IS
good news because it announces the com

ing of the Lamb of God to take away the


sin of the world.

In Him we see all of

Divine love for mankind personified,


exemplified, and given meaning.

of faith.

What is yoursa strong pr a weak


church ?

" UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY


A SAVIOUR WHO IS CHRIST THE
LORD ".

Though Christ a hundred times in Bethlehem be born,

If He's not bom in thee, thy soul is still forlorn."


Sclie9er

15

Sermon OtdiLne6 f&r Barefoot Freaefer^.


" MANKIND'S GREATEST MYSTERY "

Text: "They shall call His Name

consider Thy heavens, the works of Thy

Immanuel, which is, being interpreted:


'God with us!". (Mat. 1:23)

hands, what is man that Thou are mind


ful of Him, or the son of man that Thou

Introduction

Many men stumble, in the faith, be


cause Christ was virgin born. This doubt
would entirely disappear if they would
consider the greater miraclethe greater
mysteryof the incarnation. "Immanuel
which means God with us!"

Jesus, born in Bethlehem to Mary, was


God in the flesh.

It is

an unsolvable

mystery to us because we can never in


this life expect to understand why God
should want to live a human life.

Proposition
Let men consider three of the things
that are involved in this mystery:
T.

LET

MEN

CONSIDER

GOD'S

CONCERN FOR MAN, THAT RE


SULTED IN THE INCARNATION.

1. Man can give God nothing in


return that will benefit Him personally.
2. God's concern, then, is purely and
wholly unselfish.
3. To selfish man, this is beyond
understandinga great mysterythat
can never be fully explained till we see
God face to face.
II. LET
MEN
CONSIDER
WHAT
THE INCARNATION INVOLVED
FOR GOD.

1. We must regard Him in His true


role of Lord of the universe. Today's
knowledge of the immensity of this universe
makes His greatness all the more incom
prehensible.
2. We must consider the insignificance
of man, in a natural way, in this universe.
Present day scientific knowledge corro
borates the truth of the Psalmist's observa
tion when He exclaimed: " When I

visitest him?"
3. We mustconsideralsotheholinessof
God and the unworthiness and sin of man.

4. With all these factors before us,


can we ever hope to understand the
incarnation?
III. LET MEN CONSIDER WHAT
THE INCARNATION MEANS TO
MANKIND.

1.

Centuries of effort, before Christ's

coming, had produced nothing but multi


plied strife and bitterness and suffering.
This proved man's utter inability to attain
to universal happiness, much less to
spiritual salvation.
2.

The announcement of the incarna

tion revealed God's way : " For unto you


is born this day in the city of David a
Saviour who is Christ the Lord."

The

angelic chorus emphasized the message


by singing: " Glory to God
peace on
earth
goodwill to men".
3.

These considerations cause us to

realize how utterly impossible it is for us to


understand the extent of God's goodness
and grace : " For the grace of God hath
appeared, bringing salvation to all men..."
1.

Conclusion
The fact that the incarnation is a

mystery does not lessen its reality.


2. Why, when this far greater mystery
is before us, should we question the virgin
birth, the miracles of Christ, the resurrec
tion itself.

3. Though man cannot hope to


understand the grace of God, shown in
His coming to earth, this does not prevent

him from accepting, and enjoying it.


" Saved by grace, through faith" says
Paul to the Ephesians.

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"We searcli the world for truth|


We cull

The good, the true, the beautiful,

From graven stone and written scroll.


And all old flower-fields of the soul;

And, weary seekers of the best.


We come back laden from our quest.
To find that all the sages said
Is in the Book our mothers read

John Greenleaf Whittier.

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