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Identifier: christianherald36unse

Title: Christian herald

Year: 1913 (1910s)




Contributing Library: Christian Herald Association

Digitizing Sponsor: Tisch Library, Tufts University


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. Oilava Patm 754 THE CHRISTIAN HERAl D. Augusi 20. 1913 den the eye with its beauty. We are thejMy ^sitting at the Weavers feet, winding our 1^1^in prayer. We place the little spools in tl,Weavers hands. He receives them, he us«!our prayers become the woof that is wothe eternal warp of his purpose whichsilent and invisible. The design is in his mllast, when the fulness of time is come,stand forth in the light, revealing tihevesture that has been weaving throughoutages; and somewhere in it, as part of tl|like threads of purple and gold, will applprayers, if we have prayed in faith and fail Russias Ban on the Baptists OUR Baptist brethren in the empire of tlare facing a new and wholly unexpectetion. When the American ministerial comnyear ago visited that country and made anto the government for a larger degree of n |noiliberty for the Baptists of Russia, they w, jj!-couraged to hope that greater tolerance wi ;d T .extended in the future. This hope has been ii(4.-l!>ifs Co -iiiiyori


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T ;j|JS extinguished by the course of the governmentIhihas just sanctioned the issuance of a ban |Holy Synod, declaring the Baptists a seccially harmful to the State. This act, theVremya explains, is due to the refusal of Bap ajtake the military oath. Under the ban, they II |ineligible for registration, and will forfeit the ,jof citizenship, including liberty of worship.The cause of the Baptists is the cause ofProtestant denomination in Russia. In thyears of the present reign, there was apparc;son for hoping that the subjects of theFather would at last be accorded that de_religious toleration for which they had work^prayed so earnestly. But the expectation libeen realized. Russia still lives in a paststate church has ever been the foe of popular 1and has co-operated with the government iiiing every movement looking toward religjotjerty. The Holy Synod has ever proved itobstacle in the path of the nations pro£enlightenment. Let us hope that the day willcome when, under the leadership


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