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The Stanly Baptist.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY
C. J. BLACK
Subscription Price 25 Cents per Year.
Entered at the postoilice at Big
Lick as second-class mail matter. ..
Preaching First and Fourth
Sundays at 11 a. m., and every
Sunday night. Sunday school at
10 a. m., W. J. Russell, Supt.
Preaching on Second Sunday
morning at 11 o’clock. Sunday
school at 10 a. m., M. F. Huney-
Preaching on Second Sunday
evening at 2:30. Sunday school
at 10 a. m., A. E. Eudy, Supt.
Preaching Third Sunday at 11
a. m. Sunday school at 10 a. m.,
f. C. Russell, Supt.
Preaching on Third Sunday at
5:30 p: ra. Sunday school at 10
i. m., E. D. Thompson, Supt.
Preaching Fourth Sunday at
2:30 p. m. Sunday school at 10
a. m., A. F. Morton, Supt.
Preaching on First Sunday at
2:30 p. m. Sunday school at 10
a. m., J. H. Howard, Supt.
Norwood Baptist Church.
Services every first and third Sun
day at 11 a. m., and at night. Sunday
school at 10 a. m. Prayer meetin,'
every Thursday night.—E. M. Brooks,
pastor; Robert A. Kendall, S. S. Supt.
New London Baptist Church.
Preaching every fourth Sunday at
11 a. m.,'and Saturday before. Sun
day school at 10 a. m.—J. E. Crook,
The second Sunday in April is
Mi^ionary Day. Can’t we make
this a great day for the Stanly
Association? If every pastor
and superintendent will get
right in behind this work, we
can make it a success. We
I must pull up along this line. We
are too far behind, and the great
trouble about it is that some of
our brethren will not be led
along this line. They are set
against, Foreign Missions and
have crystalized in their opin
ions. If we are Missionary Bap
tists, let’s show it. “By their
fruits ye shall know them,’’ said
the Master, and surely it is so.
We can not prosper and profess
one thing and practice another.
If we are going to be Antino-
mians let’s join the Antinomian
crowd and believe in fatalism
entirely. The secret of the whole
thing os that “Greed has grip
ped the soul.’’ My brother, get
loose from its grip and you can
see things right, otherwise you
can not. The Master surely
meant what the said when he
spake those wonderful words.
I “Go ye into the whole world and
preach the gospel to every crea
ture,’’ and it is our duty to see
that the entire world has the
gospel. Truth lays a claim upon
you and demans that it be sat
isfied. What shall we do,
obey the Master or disobey? A
crisis has been reached by the
Baptists, and you wonder what
it takes to make a crisis. As
, we see it, it takes three things:
j opportunity, ability and respon-
isibility. Can we get rid of it?
I We can by complying with the
Master’s claim. Shall we fail?
We must go forward or lose in
the race. Let’s do our best, and
lay at the Master’s feet the
greatest offering we have ever
you have an old rusty axe hid
den in your soul throw it away,
go read your Book and see what
it says about it. Matt. 6:14, 16.
If anyone is sick or in distress, no
tify your pastor; he is always wil
ling to help.
What, are we going to do
about the whiskey business in
Stanly? It is terrible now, and
if let alone, almost every law-
abiding citizen will be in dan
ger. If you will notice the mur
ders in our county for the past
two years, you wdll see that al
most every one of them has
been a result of whiskey. As
citizens of this commonwealth,
if we consider our oath worth
anything we can not allow such
to go on around us and not re
port it. Did you not swear that
you would protect the laws of
North Carolina? Then how can
you tolerate an illicit business?
t.5an you be honest and do so? I
think not. Our county has been
put to an awful expense for the
past year just because we allow
the moonshiners to carry on
their devilish business in our
midst. Let’s get rid of them.
If we do not, our morals are go
ing to be very corrupt.
I The time has come when pure
godliness is real scare. Bishop
Kilgo preached a sermon at
Trinity Methodist church, at
Charlotte, the other day in
which he made some very strik
ing remarks about hypocrisy in
the pew. It certainly is there.
The time has come when people
think that Christianity is a
thing to have when you die, but
not before. They think that
thpy can s-crv^e the devil all the
days of their lives, and fool the
Lord when they die and get into
heaven. My friend, you are not
fooling the Lord. You are the
one that is being fooled. You
had better take an inventory of
your grace and see how about it.
; Have you learned to forgive?
If not, you are certainly barren
in one of the most prominent
Christian virtues. Nothing
cankers the human soul like an
unforgiving spirit. It is in your
way at all times. It makes you
selfish and mean. You can not
pray acceptably, you can not en
joy the Lord’s Supper or any
thing of that nature when you
are led by an unforgiving spirit.
If you want to enjoy the fellow
ship of the brethren, you must
conquer on this one point. If
What John Barleycorn Did for a
We have always resorted to
the practicing of holding up
some horrid example to frighten
men and women away from the
pitfalls of life. No doubt this
does good in many, many in
stances, but alas, in too many
cases it makes no impression
and bitter experience must
come to call us to our senses,
and in many of the latter cases
it is too late.
One of the saddest tragedies
of the week was enacted in Con
cord the other day when a
young man was sent to the roads
by the city court and here is
the way the story was told by
“A friend’’ in the newspaper:
“Sent there not by any act of
his better self, but for acts
caused by his association with
John Barleycorn. The young
man has many, many friends in
this town, which he has made
by his kindness of heart, and at
tention to business. Coming to
this city from the country, he
made good from the start, made
money, married, bought himself
a home, put his mother and fa
ther in another home, and in the
course of the time bought an
other larger and better home for
himself and family. John Bar
leycorn came along, wooed and
won him away, first from his
business, then away from his
home, then from wife and chil
dren. Not being satisfied with
this toll taken, he took from him
his home, and the same day that
the demon sent him to the roads
his roof was sold from over his
head? Many a heart is sad in
this city over the fact that this
young man, though given a
chance, could not resist the wiles
of the bottle. Yet, there are peo
ple that will sand and take the
part of whiskey, and every day
young and old men are seen.on
their way from the express of
fice carrying their cartons con
taining what they think is only
a few quarts of whiskey, but if
they could only see with an eye
to the future they could see
heartaches, crime, disgrace, and
even road sentences cowering in
the corners of the bottle.”
And the last words of the
young man as he entered the
prison were these: “If I had
only listened to you I would not
have been in this fix.” True, and
the pity of it is thatmainy oth
ers will not listen to their
friends and will eventually find
themselves in this same “fix.”
Horrid examples will not woric,
and bitter experience will have
to be called in to end a mad ca
And your boy and mine n3ed
the protection of society against
this pitfall which is causing so
many to fall. Sentiment is re
sponsible for the enforcement of
law, and non-forcement of law
is responsible for drugging
men’s brains with mean whis
key and drugged dopes. Sen
timent is responsible, and you
and I are responsible for the sen
timent which prevails in our
'These thoughts bring the
truth right home to us. At least
it ought to bring the truth home
Letter from T. W. Fogleman.
At present I have the care of
three churches. White Crest,
Taylor’s Grove and Plyler.
White Crest is in the edge of
Montgomery, near Swift Island
Ferry. I served this church last
year. Brother C. B. Reid of
Wake Forest assisted me in a
week’s revival last year. By the
power and presence of God Bro.
Reid lifted these people up and
they soared as on the wings of
eagles. We are praying for
greater things this year. Ser
vices every fourth Saturday and
I Taylor’s Grove is in the cor
ner of Davidson county, near the
village of Tuckertown. Bro. Jeff
Banning has served this church
for a number of years. We feel
quite weak to take up the work
of so strong a man as Bro. Ban
ning. I assisted in the revival at
this place last year, and the
Lord blessed us greatly. The
Sunday school, we trust, is in
creasing. We can’t say much as
to the prospects for this year as
we have not served them but
one appointment, but we trust
and pray that God will shower
down great blessings. Services
every second Sunday.
The people at Plyler have
adopted the duplex system of
raising their pledges for this
year and it is working fine. The
Sunday school at this place is
good. I have served them since
the association, and we think
everything is in good condition'
by the divine guidance of the
Lord for a year’s good work.
Our services here are every
third Sunday at 11 a. m., and on
every third Saturday at 2:30
As we have been trying to
teach this winter we have been
too busy to serve these churches
as we desire to. We are ex
pecting to reside in Albemarle
after a few weeks and we will
be in a more central position and
hope to have more time to ren
der better services.
We Stanly Baptists should be
proud that we can write for and
read the columns of our pastor
and moderator. May God’s rich
est blessings rest upon him, not
only as pastor and moderator,
but as editor of the Stanly Bap
tist. May God bless his hearers
T. W. FOGLEMAN.
Rev. J. W. Suttle will be in Al
bemarle all this week to assist
Rev. C. J. Black in a meeting at
West Albemarle Baptist church.
There will be three services next
Sunday, at 11 a. m., and at 2 and
7:30 p. m. Rev. Suttle was pas
tor at one time of the First Bap
tist church and his many old
friends will be glad to see him.