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BY S. MANSFIELD.

DWELLING IN GOD.

sin, then shall we know the deep abid. ing peace, rest, and satisfaction of dwell

ing in God and He in us. Beautiful "God is love: and he that dwelleth in rest! compared with thee, how puerile, love, dwelleth in God, and God in him.” how insignificant, how utterly worthless

I. John, iv., 16. appear the fleeting and transitory honThis sublime yet simple sentence, ors and pleasures which the world offers replete with meaning, so emphatically to its votaries! How should it rouse us declaring and summing up all Christian to action, stimulate us to higher endeavlife and progress, comes home to the ors, quicken us to renewed exertions, to heart with the clear incisive force of in- know that this wealth of the spirit can spiration ; clearing away the mists of become ours, to know that we can blend doubt and error from the mind, dispell- with the angelic host in their songs of ing the fog of old tradition and supersti- praise and triumph through a never-endtion and letting the clear sunlight of the ing eternity. gospel shine into the soul. Love is the Canterbury, N. H. fulfilling of the law; the embodiment of the golden rule ; the grand underlying

THE ABODE OF HAPPINESS. principle upon which the whole superstructure of the Christian character

'Mid squalid haunts of poverty, should be built ; if reared upou this basis

'Mid princely courts and palaces, it will withstand and endure whatever Full many a year sought wise Sadi, trials may be brought to bear upon it. The glittering home of Happiness,

Love to God and love to our neigh- Where was it found! beneath what sky? bor should be the ruling motive in our

What zone of heaven spans its dome?

Alas! nowhere did he espy lives, then shall we be found dwelling in

Her safe retreat; her long sought home; God and abiding securely beneath the

But fruitless search with sorrows rife, shadow of his wings, far above the cor-Embittered e'en the cup of life. roding cares, the petty anxieties, the

Once wandering in a dim old wood, doubts and fears which so often annoy He saw a temple 'mong the trees, and perplex us. To gain this heavenly High, vast and grand—it proudly stood, and blissful dwelling-place, this angelic Old as the hoary centuries. abode, this haven of rest from all strife, He mounts the step, with trembling pace, turmoil and unrest, which is the heritage He 'spies a door, and o'er the place,

He treads the vast and solemn hall, of the heart unsubdued and unregener

Was this inscription on the wall; ated by the gospel, we must bear a daily - Here gnaws no pain-here wounds no dartcross against every passion and propen- Here fortune dwells,—here rests the heart.” sity of a natural and carnal heart, and “O happiest hour of life, how dear! from this life of self-denial and self-cru- o, happiness at last so near !

No more my weary feet shall roam, cifixion emanate the rich blessings and At last I've found my secret home."

Thus cried the sage, as joyfully comforts of gospel peace and love.

He hastes to ope the mystic door, But when the refining is completed, He stands aghast! what did he see? when the dross is all consumed, and we

A dismal cavern, grim and hoar,

And peering in its awful gloom, are purified from every stain and mar of He saw far down--saw what?-A Tomb."

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Let us suppose two pupils are studyLetter Box.

ing the same lesson in geography or

grammar or history. One reads to get Enfield Conn. 1884.

the facts; he fastens his eye on the page DEAR CHILDREN ;—“Keep your hearts with all diligence. Guard your inner lives against and his mind to the subject before him ; the approaches of sin. Watch your thoughts, he makes the book a study, and acquires your appetites and passions. Without con- information from it; his object is to acstant watchfulness you cannot subdue wrong. quire knowledge. He attains this end. “The careless soal invites the vigilant foe.'

The other also studies the book, but It is wise to be on the watch-tower, faithful as a sentinel.

while reading he is obtaining lessons in How much discipline you need to enable you thinking. He does not merely commit to · to be true. Travel upward as well as on- memory; he stops to see if the arguward; choose good instead of evil; grow bet- ment is souvd; he analyzes it to see if ter not worse; seek the kingdom of heaven, the conclusion is warranted by the premnot the kingdom of earth. The choice is

ises. with yourselves. Keep your lives virtuous, your aspirations

The one who thinks as he reads is holy, your thoughts humble, and the fruits of quite different, it will be seen, from him the Spirit will be your durable treasure. who simply learns as he reads. To read Never begin a sinful course, and you will and think, or to think as one reads, is never regret it.

the end to seek. To teach to think is Sow the seed of truth and purity, watch

The reader and cultivate it, guard it from every destruc- then the art of the teacher. tive element, and you will reap a good har- for facts gets facts; he comes to the revest. If you sow tares, (evil passions,) they citation seat and reels off those facts. will produce only vices. “Gather thistles- His mind, like Edison's phonograph, expect prickles.”

gives back just what it received. While “Blessed are the pure in heart." Peace reigns with the pure. Shun sinful by-ways,

this power is valuable, it is not the power is good counsel. Follow “the high path of

the world wants. duty,” for “ it leadeth to the Heavenly City,

The teacher will find his pupils come whose maker and builder is God."

to the recitation to transmit the facts they Your brother.

have gained. He must put them in Daniel Orcutt.

quite another frame of mind. Instead

of recitations they must be made into THE ART OF THINKING. thinkers. The value of the teacher is

measured by his power to teach the art The object of the teacher is to teach of thinking.—Teacher's Institute. to thiuk. The pupil thinks enough, but he thinks loosely, incoherently indefinitely, and vaguely. He expends power

CHRISTIAN WARFARE. enough on his mental work, but it is poorly applied. The teacher points out

The christian life to him these indefinite or incoherent re

Has greatest strife sults, and demands logical statements of

Against the world within.

That every thought him. Here is the positive advantage the

And act is brought teacher is to the pupil.

A triumph over sin- M. W.

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THE MANIFESTO. harmony and integrity of the Gospels. NOVEMBER, 1884. How wise it is that some one can tell us all about these things so that we may

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a harmony while reading the Bible.

If a knowledge of the day and the hour Who shall decide when the lawyers when that remarkable event took place and ministers disagree? and who will would induce even the religious teachers care to decide when they hold their to “ beat their swords into ploughshares lengthy disputations on subjects that have and their spears into pruning-hooks,” but a trifle of influence upon the present it might become a matter of uviversal happiness or prosperity of mankind. It interest. is not a new thing for people to leave It may do no harm to know the exact that which is very needful in life, and time of all those biblical incidents which busy themselves about questions that bear the date of the first century, if luckiare foreign to tbeir present duty. ly they can be ascertained, but it is of

Many a life has been in deep anxiety far more consequence to live soberly, about Adam and his management in the righteously and godly in this present garden of Eden, to the utter neglect of world.” The harmony of the Gospels their own personal discipline or of the must have a very loose attachment for protection which should have been thrown each other if their worth in the mission around others. Matters in religious his- of righteousness and brotherly love detory have for a long time been a source pends upon so slim it foundation as a of vexation as it is so difficult to fix an historical slate. The word of God that exact date, or to bring the several points is written in the hearts of his people has in history to harmonize. But as the a living influence for good, and this is earth receives light and these varied permanently established, and we have subjects pass under discussion, then the only to prove our willinguess to accept it. people will think. The people will Jesuis might as well have attempted think. Why not? They are urged to to establish the day that Adam left Eden, read, read, read. Thousauds of books, as cssential to the harmony of the books pamphlets and papers are constantly be- of the Old Testament and this would ing spread out before them. The land have been as imperative as that the day of is swarming with speakers who are alive the crucifixion should be established that on every subject that can tingle or tickle the people might believe that Matthew the ears, and as a natural consequence and Mark were genuine records of tho some few among the thousands will stop Primitive Church. and think, and reason, and determine The writings of oue of the judges of what may be for the best.

the Supreme Court of the l'. S. should But it is said to be an age of skepti- be pretty good authority for the historical cism ” and the common mind must be evidence which he brings forward to esguarded, so that even the day of the tablish his point on this subject, but Judge Crucifixion must be established beyond a Bradley has found his wisdom wanting doubt, as one writer tells us that it is in that he is called in question for his an important question and involves the statement. He says that Jesus was cru

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cified on the fifteenth day of the Jewish derstood in order to have a harmony of month. That the day was supposed to the four Gospels. Matthew tells us in be Friday, but there is a possibility that chapter twelve, fortieth verse, that Jeit may have been Thursday. Friday, sus said he should be three days and however, is the day generally accepted three nights in the heart of the earth ; and " that is the almost universal under- but from Thursday night to Saturday standing of Christendom."

morning hardly makes three days. If, It is interesting, at this late date, to however, it is proved, and we must bebe assured of the ignorance of the Chris- lieve that it is, that he was crucified on tian world during some two thousand the fourteenth day of the month, other years, in which time they have had no little discrepancies need do no harm. satisfactory harmony of the New Testa- This matter settled we may now find ment books. This inharmony has some other thing of equal interest. made many skeptics and some of the best modern critics have been led to re

CORRECTION. In the October number on jeet the Gospel of Johu."

page 222 first column, please read, “ PhilosNow a writer comes forward to make ophy has made slow progress in redeeming all the crooked places straight, to turn man,'

and has tardily and falteringly the feet of the Judge into the one safe wrought to save them. It has eyes to see way. The Romish Church as well as

man's misery, but no hands to lift him out the Protestant is also in error and must

In second column, second paragraph, the be set aside, but the Greek church of Aimsy husk of bare progressions etc. should 76,000,000 souls who say that the cru- read, the flimsy husk of bare professions, etc. cifixion took place on Thursday, is right. To have been crucified on Fri

Sanitary, day, the writer says, makes even the evangelists at variance with each other, but crucified on Thursday and on the

CAUSES OF DYSPEPSIA. fourteenthday of the month, makes everything perfectly correct, referring to his time of lying in the tomb.

DYSPEPSIA, or indigestion, is the special

disease-curse of our nation, having causes “Crucitic! on the fourteenth day in

here which are not equally active in any which the paschal lamb was killed other parts of the civilized world. Indeed, and in which as the great Antitype, our our physical state in this regard is by no Passover makes him to have lain three means (reditable to our Christian civilizanights. Thursday night, Friday night tion. The good Father has given us digestive and Saturday night in the grave, and all powers amply. able to so change our food, day Friday and Saturday and a part of health and strength may be secured, -an

mysteriously, into the elements from which Sunday, and consequently to have risen amount to enable us to serve Him acceptably, on the third day.”

and to be useful, the design of our introducOf course this must be very importarı tion into this world of probation. information and particularly essential,

No one can doubt this who intelligently ex

amines the intricate mechanism by which this · in this age of skepticism,” when the digestive process is effected; the lavish exexact day of the ci ucifixion must be un-penditure of the digestive solvents, almost

BY DR. J. H. UANAFORD.

miraculously extracted from the blood just be true, if at the close of the meal, even if when they are needed, always adapted to properly eaten, we return to our toils, instead present cmergencies, if the system is allowed of attempting to so modify our labors as to to remain in its normal condition. It is have more comparative ease just before and natural, therefore, to have our food fully after the meals. One hour is usually given digested, to be strengthened by it, and would to the employed for their meals, in which always be so, our stomach, liver, all of our time it is possible to secure a little rest devotdigestive organs serving us faithfully, at all ing more than the usual time to chewing food, times, aside from the many violations of the cating with decency. It is certain, however, laws of our being, which are the laws of God that, just to the extent that we hurry in takas certainly as the laws of the spiritual ing our meals, not half chewing and insalivatnature.

ing our food, or just to the extent that we It becomes us, therefore, to learn how far waste digestive power by violent effort just we may innocently disregard any of God's laws before and after them, we must suffer the pen. thus abridging our usefulness, by making our- alties of the violated digestive laws. selves a nation of dyspeptics. How far may Watchman. we innocently array ourselves against any of the laws of God, whether in the realm of material nature, or in that of thought and spirit ?

TAKING MEDICINES. Prominent among the causes of dyspepsia-for all of which we must be regarded as re

Mischief is often done by the indiscriminate sponsible-is our great haste in taking our use of medicines. The idea is well expressed meals, rarely, if ever, taking the necessary by the inscription on an old tomb-stone: time, making this a special business, not to be “I was well; I wished to be better; disturbed by other matters. If it is important I took physic, and here I am!” to eat, not as a mere animal gratification, but The intelligent physician does not profess as we are commanded, all for the “glory of to cure disease through the direct agency of God,” it is a duty to eat as “a means to an the remedies he prescribes; these are given to end,” that we so promote our health as to be remove obstructions that interfere with the able to do the greatest amount of good in the recuperative efforts of nature. If there are world, glorifying our Creator. In this regard, no obstructions to remove, the effect of drugs we may safely follow the example of the high- is to interfere with the natural and healthful er orders of the brute creation, the ruminants, movements of the machinery of life. Health patiently "chewing the cud, " without drinks, is maintained by “good living, ”-a term that so carefully and faithfully combining it with comprehends a great deal. It consists in the saliva, in addition to its thorough division, having good food, properly cooked, at every that it is fully digested, as the Creator gra- meal; clothing appropriate to the changing ciously intended. To do otherwise, to “ bolt" seasons ; and moderation in all things. Such our food, as do some of the lower orders, with a person might require no medicine, during a far stronger digestive powers than ours, is to long life. violate God's laws, enduring the penalty of in- must admit, however, that such an indigestion, in the direct line of physical trans- stance would be exceptional, even to one makgressions. If it is true that the digestive ing the effort to live in that way. We cannot powers will correspond with the vigor of the always procure well-cooked foods, nor can we body as a whole, generally, it is reasonable to always predict sudden changes of the weather infer that, if we hurry to our meals, exhaust in time to protect ourselves against them. ed by labor, the blood and vital force divert. But we can aid nature in throwing off disease, ed from the stomach to the brain or limbs, by abstinence and such other prudential they cannot be present with the digestive or- means as would occur to any thoughtful per. gans, at the time when particularly needed, son, instead of eating heartily and trusting in from which fact the digestion must become drugs to overcome our ailments. correspondingly imperfect. The same must Who ever saw an habitual medicine-taker

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