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Brothp-r Gold :-
me to apologize to you and
the miders of the Zioxs’ Land-
MAUiM, and especially to Elder W.
M. Mitchell, for forwarding a note of
private interest which appears in
your paper of the 1st iust, written to
me by Elder Mitchell under date of
I did not iiitcnd forwarding tliat
]>art ox the letter, but tlirough inls-
iake enclosed it wdth the other.
J. E. W. liSNOEilSOX.
P. D. GOLD, Editor.
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I Ilemove not the anci.erit land
1 mark, v*liicli lliy fatiiers have pet.”
Brotiicr John C. Miller, of La.,
reqne.sts my view of Luke IG : 9.
“And Isay unto you. make to
your.-elvps friends of the mammon of
unrighteousness, that, when ye fail,
they may receive you into everliisting
The cliildren of this world are
wiser in their gonci’aiion than th&
'cld’dron of liLdit.
An instance of the steward who
was accused to his master of wasting
Ills goods i.s an illnstratioif. Tlie
steward, on hearing t],iat he would
lose his situatio;^,,calle^l the debtors
of his master and compromised with
them for less tiuin what tliey ovvcil,
giving receipts which tvere good
against his master, because he was
not yet (lismi.sscd from his service.
Tl'.is comiuct pleased the debtors,
because they made money by it, and
mxnner with what is entrusted to
him of this world’s goods so as to evince
to mankind that he does not love
money, but loves better objects.
That is the Christian should make
that wise use of his possessions (for
lie Is a mere steward c.ren with them)
using them for the tempox-al good of
himself and others, in a way of hon
esty -and generosity, that will secure
the esteem, confidence and friendship
of others ; so tliat If he slionl d fail in
Ids earthly possessions, and need an
earthly home, he would find one with
other people that would endure as
long as he needs it on earth, and in
that sense be everlasting. This home
his neighbors, who had notimi his
wise conduct when he was entrusteil
with ric^ies, would o}xen to him, being
impressed with his Hse of goods, and
they would entrust theirs to him, «fec.,
This takes from the ‘mammon of un
righteousness, or oompounds with the
debtors by cl.aiming less from (liem
than oppres.Jon or greed would de
mand, but it is not defrauding.
But there is also another manner
vldch this might be illustrated.
Yv’hen a man embraces the gospel he
foi'-sakes all—riches, love of the world
and the god of this world. When
he thus makes a wise use of the things
of this world, by using them as not
abusing them, lie makes to himself
friends by the projrer use, of In's goods.
These friends are the memliers of the
Church of Clirist who kaow and feel
hy the good frnit Tex-ar-. til'll he
lias renounced the worship of the
world, and they receive him into
Church fellowship which is an ever
lasting habitation. They also entrust
of the love of money.
Behold it in the oppressions of
the poor—the corruptions in olSce—
tiie greed of beggars for money under
p.reten.'e of religion, and the many
false doctrines and burdensome sys
tems imposed on tiie people to obtain
It. The happy inillenniiun maybe
near in the estimation of those who
are reaping such gains, but we see no
The Scriptures do not enjoin on
one or any number of men to seek
for and obtain tiie mon®y of other
people, bat direct us to make a wise
use of our own They do not teach
tliat with filthy lucre heaven may be
obtained ; but if we make a wise use
of the mammon of Txnrighteonsness,
or a n-c of what wm have, it is
evidence that we already have eternal
life—that we have Christ who is
eternal life. We must forsake all
to follow him; and when w'e do this
we shall find iioustS'i, lands, liusbands,
wives, &c., with persecnitions in this
THE KEIIUKEE ASSOCIA
world, ami in the world to come life
Please noticsi the corntnunicixtiou
of Elder W. M. Mitchell, m tlie last
issue of Landmarks, (Sep. 15,1875)
on Immortality. It does seem so
well to ('xpi'tss the view thal
tists Imll on that
Tliisi.s one of the largest Associa
tions of the Primitive Baptist order,
and ])erhaps the ohlost in the United
Its last session has just closed, be
ing the 110th annual meeting. It met
in Edgecomhe Co., N. C., at Wil
liams’ M. IT. There xvere perhaps
5000 people prx'sont. Good order
prevailed, and cxccHent accommoda
tion was in every way afforded.
Elder C. B. Hassell is its Modera
Yearsago its liistcry v/as published,
emliracing a period of perhaps, GO or
70 years. It was decided at this .ses
sion to coniiiinc its publication nj) to
the present time. An excellent com
mittee for that |iiirpose, con.sistiiig of
Elders G. B. Hassell, and Clayton
Moore, and brethren JosA'ph Biggs,
As.a Biggs, ami ¥fm. iniigpen, the
majority ofthem Baptists from the
days of the. divi.sion, were appointed
to collect material with a view to the
nubliciuion of this liistorv.
Aiithough tliisiSiction of N. C. is
(ailed liy some the dark corr.c-r of
luRtlicndoin and a fit place for semling
missionaries to, yet we thinle in a
rigid comparison between thtao believ
ers in tlie docTrine of grace, mid iho^
believei’s in other
irtrue riches to him when they see
his lionest and wise capacity in the
inanatrement ot the mammon of un-
riffhteousne.ss. bleu of Itonest report.
it iiidiiced tlicm to give the steward a
home after he lost liis situation.
This illustration c.xpounded gives
the meaning desired by brother Mil
lie steward was using the
})ro[)erry of another, so the Christian
wdiilc dealing Jii the goods or riches
of the mammon (god) of unrighteous
ness is dealing in the things of another,
for lie is dealing with the riches of
iulqnltv. ^loney, or this world’s
goods, is the common instrument of
iniquity. VvT see no instance of onr
Savior’s using it. The fish furnished
him and Peter a piece for paying
taxes. It is no part of tlie kingdom
of Ch.rist, and has nothing todowitli
it. His servants ii.se it in their deal
ings in this world.
It is the riclies of iniquity—and
wdien the Christian is dealing, as he
must wdiile in the flesh, wdth it he is
using the glory of the god of this
Can he dofrand the god of this
world ? He may defraud otlicr hu
man beings, but that is not the-point
hci-e. This is always wrong.
AVi'.at is here (aught is that he
slionld act in that generous and wise
and who are full of the Holy Ghost
and M'isdom, ivill i)C chosen for the
trusts of the Girarch, such as the of
fice of deacon, and other helps ami
We cannot contend, as many do,
that the riches of this world, or the
mammon of unrighteousness, can buy
a seat in heaven, or have xinything to
do at all in obtaining it. Nor do we
recognize this text as having any ref
erence to iicaven, but to the wise use
a disciple of Christ sliould make of
the things of earth, and the rest and
abode he finds v.duleinthe flesh, upon
his so acting.
But few', it seems fo me, realize the
snare the love of riches is. Ilovr
f. niptv.''> thnso tlirniio’ll IVitli
rn nappy to state that Elder 1).
AY. Patman and sister R. Anna Piiil-
lips liave barievf their controveisy in
■s V, eiit fo rgi en ess.
Vfe mu.st all remember that we see
tlu'ouo'h a glass darkly, and learn tr>
bear and forbear with each other as
Lot the bretliren wunte freely, as
they feel impressions, for the Lan d-
MaEKh, ami write for edification, and
not for strife.
01 no [jc
The Toisnot Utuon met with the
docs it pierce tho.se through
many sorrows ivho love money
How it drow'iis men’s souls in des
truction and perdition who are swal-
loived up in this sin? Paul exhorts
Timothy to flee such things.
Brethren, we should take heed to
onrseivekin this thing, and so live
and use tlie things of the world as not
abusing them, nor abusing ourselves
either. AVhen a Church member
Giuu'ch at Mewborn’s meetinghou.se,
on Batiirday before theotli Sniiday in
Elder AVTn. Woodard preached the
Introductory sermon, from 1st Cor.
2: 9, 10, and James I ; 27 : followed
hy Elder John AVilliams, John 5:
The Union was then organized
by ap[)ointing Elder B. P. Pitt,
Moderator, and brother Isaac C.
There ivas a good representation
It w'as agreed that the next Union
ing (fTTT.tcrtain strangerB^^iay^ their
debk^^, rcf>'ai'd their word, make sacri-
flees for the tiuJh, or tha,t love the
truth more. A.s to intelligenco of a
worldly sort, they have enougli of
that for it not to make fools of tiiem
and turn them toboa.sting of.their
superiority over their fellow creatures,
and they have enough of the true wis
dom to know' that the wisdom of thi.s
w’orhl is fbo!islinc.ss with God.
It has long been p.redicted that they
would die out soon, yet w'e see that
many are dving to the world, and
living unto God tlmt are still being
added unto them.
There Inis been a very consid.erablo
revival iii tlie Churches of this sec
tion of N. C., for two or three years
AAT h.ave great reason to than'c
God and take courage. Th.ey that
wait on the Lord shall renew their
be held with tlie Church
Chape!, AYaync / Co., N. C., about
CiiANGEOF ADDRESS.—Eldcr Ab
ner Ilern’.s addre.ss is changed t)
Kelly’s Station, Christian Co., Ky.
iove.s his money more than he loves
truth, or his fellow' man, and i.s en
deavoring to defraud others in his
dealings, or disrcgard.s hl.s ivonl, or
plans and si rives to make hard bar
gains, or o'ppre.s.s(^s the p/oor, or with- |
holds hi.s goods from a brother in I
need, he is covetous and unfit to be a I
J'his dav artests the fact of the evil |
five miles AVest of Goldsboro’ to com
mence on Satni’day before the 5t!i
Sunday in Oct. 1875 and chat Elder
A. J. Moore jireach the Introductory
sermon and Elder B. P. Pitt be his
Elder B. P. Pitt and \A^m. Wood
ard preached an Sunday.
Brethren visiting this l.knion xit
its next session by railroad w'ill be
met at Goldsboro N. C. on Fridav.
AIaiiuied.—By Elder Clay'ton
Ivloorcq at tlie bride’s residence, Mar
tin Go., N. C., Sep 22nd 1875, Elder
D. AY. ToPEixa and Miss Ioi.A
Si.ster R. Anna Phillips’book is
now ready for .sale. Ik ice 75 cL.
Postage prepaid by ns. ViAuid order.-.
The Skewarkey Union moots witli
the Church at Conoho, Alartin Co.,
N. C.,on Friday hofore the 5th Snn-
d:iy in October f.‘^75.
fdr.DKil Jamc.s AYoodard expects to
! gji preach, the I/ord willing, at
j Lick Fork, Caswcil County N. 0., on Wed
i r.csdav betbro otit h'nnfbiy in Oet. aud on
i Tliur.Jb'.v at tb.e Arbor.