January 6, 1898
RELIGIOUS freedom is the soul’s Declaration of Independence.
ONLY that which is purely secular can be truly non-sectarian.
HE who would be like Christ, cannot make himself a judge of his brethren.
“LORD, what shall this man do?” is a question the Saviour refused to answer. Nor will he answer it now.
IF the Sabbath is the Lord’s day, why take it out of the Lord’s hands, and make it subject to state regulation?
HE who makes it his object to set other people straight, is very sure to set himself crooked in the attempt.
IF the “Christian” state would want to join the Christian church, how could the Christian church consistently refuse?
THE modern “reformer” is willing to try almost any scheme for the reformation of his fellow-beings, except that of setting a good example.
IT would be time well spent if a great many people in the country would learn the distinction between the terms “secular” and “godless.”
IT is the object of the civil law to keep men civil; but when a person undertakes to make men moral by civil law, he himself becomes most uncivil.
AMS regards the “civil Sunday,” it is to be remarked that it is singular indeed that a secular institution should have sprung from a pedigree wholly religious.
THE church should remember that when she is joined with one of the powers of earth, it will be proper for her to change her name. If she wishes to retain her name, she must remain single.