July 29, 1897
FREEDOM, to be enjoyed, must be deserved.
THERE is no other foundation of national greatness than individual virtue.
“NONE are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
ABOUT the only proof that many people can give that they are free, is that they are residents of what is called a “free country.”
CONGRESS, in combination with the sugar Trust, is just now affording the country some object lessons on the point of what may be expected of a “Christian nation.”
THE great gold mines just discovered in the Klondike region are as nothing in comparison with the gold mines the Trust magnates of the country have discovered in the pockets of the masses who are compelled to buy their commodities.
THERE are plenty of people in the world who are willing to “contend” for the faith, by argument or by the sword, and even to lay down their lives for it on the field of carnal strife. But it is living for the faith—living out the faith in its meekness and gentleness and longsuffering—that tests the character.
GREAT attention is being given in the religious world to some alleged sayings of Christ heretofore unknown, discovered among documents recently unearthed at Behneseh, Egypt. If people would only give as much attention to the authentic record of Christ’s sayings which they have in the Bible, their time would be spent to better purpose. There is plenty of meaning yet in the familiar sayings of the Lord which remains to be discerned. It is just as well and perhaps better to discover new truth in an old saying, as to discover some new saying, especially when the authorship of the latter is involved in great uncertainty.
THE world lost freedom in the beginning by departing from the truth, by turning to paganism; and those who would regain that freedom must turn from paganism to the truth—the gospel.