THURSDAY, SEPT. 27. 1934 THE FRANKLIN PRESS and THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN PAGE FIVE Ti a zti a ; . T the tost line ot which reads, "The Holy Bible," and which con tains Four Great Treasures THE FIRST CHURCH TRIAL A STRANGE thing had happen ed at Jerusalem. The brothers of Jesus had not believed m Him during His ministry, and at one time thought Him insane, but after His death they became loyal con verts. Two of them, Jude and James, wrote short books, which are in the New Testament, and James went to Jerusalem and be came very active in the church there. He was a "just man," a phrase that! had been used of his father Joseph. It is said that his knees became cal- Brtlce 6arton lousea nice tnose oi a camel through his long periods of prayer. He was the head of the conservative faction, and Peter was "at first of the same persuasion. James, by reason of his brother hood to Jesus, had risen above Peter in Jerusalem, and he it was who presided over the first heresy trial in church history the trial of Paul and Barnabas for baptizing Gentiles without insisting that they conform to the whole Jewish ritual. It was ax decidedly surprising ex perience for Paul. He had sat in Jerusalem as one of the seventy members of the Sanhedrin, the supreme court of the nation. Now he found himself back in the same city before Peter and James and John in positions, not unlike that which he had occupied. He saw "those that were reputed to be somebody," as he rather loftily de scribed them, and said, "whatsoever they were it maketh no matter to me." All the same, he cared great ly for their good-will and the ef fect of their endorsement. The story is told in the fifteenth chapter of Acts, one of the great documents in the history of the liberation of the human spirit. Paul's accusers presented their case, and Paul and Barnabas replied, and after a long debate a compromise was arrived at. The church in Je rusalem, consisting entirely of Jews, would stand firm for the old fun damentals, but the churches abroad, being Gentile, might follow a more liberal faith. At the suggestion of James a letter was sent out to the Gentile brethren in the churches which Paul had organized: Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment : . . . For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meat offered to idols, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep your selves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. Thus there were to be two kinds "a! r j i i oi v.nrisiianuy, ine iunaameniansi and the liberal, and they were1 not to quarrel. Christians who had been reared as Jews were to be required to keep the whole Mosaic law, and those who were not so reared were to be accepted on their love of Jesus and a very simple code of morality. (Next Week: Paul visits Athens) Copyright, Bobbs-Merrill Co. edge, are putting their money into land and buildings, confident that the rise from the present low prices will not be long delayed. One 300-acre dairy farm, well stocked with ample buildings in good repair, which its owner held at $25,000 only five years ago, was sold the other day in my neighbor hood for $7,500. The buyer layed down ready cash. 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