1 January 1885, Volume 6, Number 21.

The Pure Bride Restored.

By D. S. Warner.


There came a time when the angels wept,
And the heavens sighed with pain:
The throne of white wore a sable hue;
For the Lord afresh was slain.
“Twas when, alas, to the crafty world,
Turned the virgin Church aside,
And wedlock broke with the Son of God,
By whom washed, a spotless Bride.

From God to sect, and thence to the world,
“Then forth to the dance and’ feast,
All decked in pride, an apostate vile,
Far and wide her sin increased.
No more was she the bride of the Lord,
Though she wore His name, Divine.
By the means of which she hath deceived.
All the nations with, her wine.

Repent, O captive, again return,
To the Husband of thy youth:
Or feel the woes of a jealous God,
With a flaming sword of truth,
Smite down His foes, and redeem His Church,
From the rivals of His Son.
O awful day of His burnig wrath!
Through the earth His judgements run.

His angels fly in the midst of Heaven,
With a startling fierce command,
“Fear God. To Him be thy worship given,
For His judgements are at hand.”
“His mighty ones,” all the “sanctified,”
“For His anger He hath called.”
The pure alone can the day abide,
While the wicked flee, appalled.

All heaven is moved, and the earth is riven
By the burning of God’s ire.
The dragon’s host from the Church is driven,
Neath the hail-storm, blood, and fire,
Again appears the Bride of the Lord,
Pure and spotless throuh His blood:
A loud voice shouts, “salvation is come,
And the kingdom of our God.”

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THE destruction of carnality in the soul is a work of God as much as the conversation of a soul. The work is always one, if at all, after conversion: the soul may be purified suddenly but never ma­..red. The blood purifies, but growth ma­..res, and will go on forever.

There is none mature but one, and that God.

The soul is made pure by God, and at ..ce. Not by piece meal, as maturity.

Our living won’t purify us nor will ..aven. Heaven is made for the pure, ..t never to purify. He who purifies can ..ep pure. Jesus alone can do either. sanctification is an instantaneous work. ..s reached by the act — faith in Jesus. So ..p over the line and trust. Many have … idea that sickness or holy living will purify them. No, never. Heart purity … holy state, and is reached by one in­stantaneous act, a full and complete con­..ration to God in perfect faith. God ..ing year faith by your act applies the God of cleaning and the work is done.

You can never grow into heart purity, ..s reached by subtraction — a removal of ..nality from the soul. In the salvation … soul the first act is addition, or mak­… alive those dead in trespasses and sin. … next in the divine order is subtraction … removes the old Adamic nature from … soul, after which the third act, which … multiplication, commences and may be ..ied on forever — that is, maturing all ..istian graces added in conversion and ..ared for growth by subtracting all op­..tion or carnality from the soul so that ..nstant, rapid and perfect growth may arried on forever.



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The Spirit of Truth, and the Spirit of Error.

YE are indeed living in perilous times, when the world is flood­ed with false doctrines. Myriads of false teachers with unclean spirits, like the plague of frogs in the land of Egypt, in­fest every part of the world, “bringing in, damnable heresies,” and isms, of all kinds including comeoutism which is the most malignant type of all isms the devil ever invented. The people are in such gross darkness, and ignorance, that scarcely any one understands the word of truth, be­ing destitute of the Spirit of truth, to guide them into all truth. Their minds are blinded. The vail is upon their hearts, to that extent that they are contented to follow the blind leaders of the blind. “They are of the world, therefore speak they of the world; and the world hear­eth them.” “But he that is of God hear­eth God’s Word.” — John 8:47. He that is of the world draweth the worldlings unto him. He will be the centre of at­traction. The spirit of the world will draw its kindred spirits. And the Spirit of man confesseth man, bat the spirit of Christ, confesseth Christ, and draws to Christ. He that is worldly minded, must rely on his human judgement, yet knoweth noth­ing as he ought. “The natural man re­ceiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned. — 1 Cor. 2:14. How impossible then for the natural man to judge correctly of spiritual things. He is always in doubt, and in error; he never knows any thing positive; his mind is constantly harrased with unsettled ques­tions; and having nothing-better than his own opinion, or judgement, “he is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed.” Can it truly be said that such persons are spiritual, or endued with the spirit of wisdom, and revelation? which is absolutely necessary in order to correctly interpret the Scriptures. “Knowing this (says the Apostle Peter) that no prophe­sy of the Scriptures is of any private in­terpretation. — 2 Peter 1:30. We say No. And to all such, the Word and king­dom of God is shrouded in mystery. As the Apostle Paul says, “We speak the wis­dom of God in a mystery, which none of the princes of this world knew.” Though they may have graduated from the dome of the temple of education, or worldly wisdom, his understanding is unfruitful, and his words as “sounding brass and a tinkling symbol. As it is written eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea the deep things of God.” — l Cor. 2:7-10. The Savior said to His disciples, “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God.” That is, it is the normal condition of the children of God, to understand spiritual things. But unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables. Mark 4:11. Just so to the natural man, God’s Word is a parable, an enigma which they cannot solve; and as a drowning man would grasp a straw, he grasps at his own conclusions, and opinions, which, however, always re­sult in fatal error.

“For what man knoweth the things of man save the spirit of man that dwelleth in him.? Even so the things of God KNOW­ETH NO MAN, but the Spirit of God.” The spiritual man is also as great a mys­tery to the natural man, as God’s Word, and kingdom, and after he reaches the uttermost bounds, and depths of his worldly wisdom and reason, he leaves off where the least in the kingdom of God begins. And because he cannot under­stand him, he forth-with pronounces him a crank, fanatic, insane, or of the devil. So said, the pharisees of the Savior. “He is mad and hath a devil, why hear ye Him.” Not mad in the sense in which it is now commonly used, to denote or ex­press wrath or extreme anger, but they meant He was crazy. Even some of His own friends thought He was beside Himself, and they sought to lay hold on Him and restrain Him. Festus said Paul was beside himself and that much learning made him mad, or crazy. But he said “I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth, and soberness.” Paul did not speak in the enticing words of man’s wisdom, or understanding. And says, “whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God.” Then lean not on thine own understanding, “For the understanding of the prudent men shall be hid.” “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will bring to nothing the un­derstanding of the prudent.” — 1 Cor 1:19. “Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” And “he that is spiritual judgeth all things.” “Hereby know we the Spirit of truth, and the spir­it of error.” But the Apostle John says, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they be of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” Now how shall we try them. The only infallible rule is by the Word of truth. “For there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, the wat­er, and the blood; and these three agree in one.” But how may we discern still far­ther between the leadings of the false, and the true Spirits; John says, “Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things, and the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you; and ye need not that any man teach you: but the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is the truth, and is no lie, even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.” John says he writes, concerning these seducing false teachers, and admon­ishes them, but he does not set himself up as their teacher, or seek to draw them to himself; but points them to the Holy Spirit, and as the anointing of the same taught them, they should abide in Him. Every spirit that seeketh to draw men after them, is an anti-christ spirit. Here­by know ye the Spirit of God: every Spirit that confesseth that Jesus has come in the flesh, is of God. — 1 John 4:2. Not simply to confess with the mouth, that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is suffi­cient: “For with the heart man believeth and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” For says the Apostle Paul, “No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.” O glory to God! We can not only confess the incarnate Jesus, but that He is manifest in our mortal flesh, being joined to the Lord, they are no more twain, but one Spirit, and one flesh. Every Spirit that confesseth Christ is of God, and none oth­er, as the Holy Ghost always confesses Christ. Jesus said “blessed art thou Si­mon Bar-jona; flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, bat my Father which is in heaven.” It was the Spirit of the Father in Jesus Christ that did the work. As He said, “No man can come unto me, except the Father which hath sent me, draw him.” Many would be willing to sit at the feet of Jesus, in per­son, now, as then, believing they could learn more of Him, by listening to Him, than from the teachings of the Holy Ghost. But Jesus said, It is expedient for you that I go away; if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart I will send Him unto you.” He speaks of Him as a personal Comforter, not as a mere transient blessings, but “He shall abide with you forever.” “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come. He will lead you into all truth,” “for He shall not speak of Himself, He shall glorify me, He shall testify of me.” The Holy Ghost draws to Christ, and so far will He be from speaking of, or drawing to a sect, that He will not even speak of Himself, nor draw to Himself, but to Christ who is all, and in all. But the spirit of error detracts, or draws from Christ; for says He, “He that gathers not with me scattereth abroad.” These spirits are prolific, and every where prevalent. As John says, “Many false prophets are gone out into the world.” Paul says “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the lat­ter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and, doc­trines of devil’s.” And Peter says, “There shall be false teachers among you, who privily bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” Hence these spirits of error are spirits of devils, in human form; they are so crafty and slippery, “They speak great swelling words of vanity; they allure through the lusts of the flesh, those that were clean escaped from them, who live in error.” Thus they introduce their destructive her­esies, or sects, and through coveteousness make merchandise of human souls, “whose judgement lingereth not, and their dam­nation slumbereth not.” They deny the Lord Jesus Christ, because they are anti­christs, and seek to draw disciples after themselves. There is an affinity between the spirits of all isms, whether it be sectism or comeout-ism, which we do not wish to apply to all who have been carried away captive to babylon, who are dwelling there, not from choice, but because they have not heard the way to Zion, and have not imbibed the spirit of babylon. Nor to those who have really come out of bab­ylon through the blood, for that is the only effectual way out, to be cleansed out by the blood, and the Spirit. Any other way is a farce, a fraud, and of the spirit of error. Such are out in a literal sence only. Having come out in this way, they retained the sect spirit, and have changed their opinion only, and have gone out from their sect, and taken to themselves a swarm of wicked, rabid, rasping, hydrophobic, hellish fight spir­its. They fight every body, every thing, fight sects, fight holiness, fight ordinances, fight ordination, and the jealous devil in them will cause them to oppose, question, and pick at the work of salvation, the work of healing, the ordinances of the Church of God, and are unto every good work reprobates, because it is not wrought through them, or in accordance to their views. They profess to be free, but they are Ishmaelites, sons of the bond woman, wild men, fanatic, their hand against ev­ery man, out of line with their notions. They are free from all righteousness, While they promise liberty, “they them­selves are servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same he is brought into bondage.” They seek to in­timidate you and bring you into subjec­ton, by threatening to expose, or anathamatize you. But fear them not, for thus saith the Scriptures. “The terrible one is brought to naught, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniqui­ty are cut off: that make A MAN AN OFFENDER FOR A WORD and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside THE JUST FOR A THING OF NAUGHT.” They are as the prophet says, always watching for in­iquity, and restless, always on the move like a carnivorous Hyena, looking for a carcass to dig up. As the scripture saith, “An ungodly man diggeth up evil, and a whisperer separateth chief friends.” They are false accusers, murmurers, com­plainers, whisperers, wells without water, raging waves of the sea, foaming out their shame; wandering stars, to whom is re­served the blackness of darkness forever. Such are they who possess the damnable spirit of come-out-ism. Of all the sects in christendom which have come into recognized existence, worthy of note, on­ly two can be found who possess enough of the spirit of devil-ism, to reject water baptism and the holy communion, or body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. For saith the Lord, “Take eat, this is my body; this do in remembrance of me. Like­wise the cup saying, this is the New Testa­ment in my blood,” Again, “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you.” The blood is the very life of every living creature. And as the wine used, was the life of the vine; just so the blood of Jesus (“The true vine”) is the life and Spirit of that vine, His body also, His doctrine, and His Church. Whosoever therefore denies, or rejects this ordinance, denies the Lord that bought them, also His body, the Church. No matter how much these comout-ists clammor for the true Church, and against sects, they are virtually against her, and are worse than those two sect daughters of babylon, who reject the ordinances; namely the Quaker daugh­ter, and the Salvation Army daughter. “Likewise these filthy dreamers, despise government, and dominion, God’s law, and order, and sport themselves with their own deceivings. “Having a form of godliness,” they deny the power, and are the instruments of satan for the unright­eous work of obstructing the return of the children of God, from babylon, to the Apostolic standard of the Church of God, in unity, purity, power, and holiness. But thank God, the children of the living God will not accept help from the Sanballats or Tobiahs or any other ites, or isms, to restore the breaches made in the wall, by the babylonians; they have no part or lot in this matter. Sectarians generally treat the Word of God, respecting His Church, as a myth. She is held up before the world as unorganized, and left in chaos, and confusion, unless organized by human hands, or instruments. But how readest thou, “God is not the author of confusion,” or babylon. What an insult to the Deity. They are filled with the spirit of error, and like Thomas, they will believe only what they can see with the natural vision. But this even they might behold: for the Church of God is “like a city set on a hill which cannot be hid, had they not the spirit of slumber and EYES THAT CANNOT CEASE FROM SIN: beguiling unstable souls, an heart they have exersized with covetous practices, cursed children”. But thank God, those who have the Spirit of truth, know the truth, “the wise shall under­stand,” “and every one shall be deliver­ed (from babylon) that shall be found WRITTEN IN THE BOOK. God’s Church is Organized, and has been for nearly ninteen hundred years, “an house not made with hands.” She is equipped with Pastore, and teachers. Evangelists, Elders, Deacons, all authorized, and or­dained by the Holy, Ghost and laying on of hands, by the Elders. They are “work­ers together with God,” and can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth them. Hallelujah! We know that the Son of man hath come and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and hereby know we the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.


New Converts’ Seek Holiness.


LET that new convert harken! — The remains of sin — yea, the seed of every sin — is within, till you are cleansed throughout, spirit, soul, and body. That was a good remark of one, “There is much of the old man in the new.” Already have you been made sensible of the fact. Those seeds have taken root. They are rooted in that heart of yours, among the plants of grace, like weed-roots in the bed of vegetables. They must be uprooted, or they will destroy or dwarf the plants of grace within you.

Indwelling sin is Satan’s capital. He who has a small capital will keep adding to it. It is Satan’s investment, and he will not neglect it; the devil’s stock, and he will watch its rise and fall in the market close as any stock jobber. Sin is in itself, an accumulating principle. A slight cold is prone to additions. It is so with in­dwelling sin. Its nature is to render you cold to duty, and cold in affections toward God and His people. It contracts the fine affections of your soul, as chilly and shivering in the presence, of a Gospel fire. Get rid of it. The blood of Jesus cleans­eth it The medicine is ready if your faith is ready. Why not now? “All things are possible to him that believeth.” This blessing is your spiritual birth-right if yon are born from above. “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord,”

— James Canghey.

The river of life is pure and clear as crystal. Is the doctrine offered to thee so? or is it muddy and mixed with the doctrines of men? What water is fouled, is not the water of life. Wherefore, if thou findest if not right, go up higher toward the spring head; for nearer, the spring, the more pure and clear is the water.


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Another year of heaven’s care,
Another year of blessings rare,
Have fled, and shall return no more,
Save all its record, gone before.

In all the voyage years I’ve passed,
None rocked with billows like the last,
Against my soul all hell engaged,
But Jesus calmed each storm that raged.

Each surging wave of satan’s ire,
Each furnace flame of testing fire,
Has proved a blessing in disguise,
And helped my soul in God to rise.

Though tender chords have snapped in twain,
Each bitter loss has proved a gain,
O wondrous grace, O love Divine,
That sweetens all our years of time!

The years may ceme, the years may go.
And with them bear this life below.
My last shall end in heaven’s day,
Where all our tears are wiped away.


A happy new year to all the saints in Christ Jesus. In the name of the ho­ly Child Jesus we send this greeting, and join with you all in offering devout thanks to God, for all His boundless mercies bestowed upon us in the past year. Never have we passed the bounds of an ex­piring year, with such a debt of gratitude upon our heart. In no year of our passed life have the floods of hellish wrath been so let loose upon our soul, and never before has God’s infinite grace and power been so displayed, in our deliverance. With our highest conception of God’s saving power, had we been able to look forward and see what has become the record of the year, it seems our heart should have fainted, and we should not have expected to survive such stunning waves. But thank God! each day bas brought divine grace to meet its trials. We remember a dear brother to whom God showed the fierce black cloud that satan was gathering against our poor unsuspecting soul, and to me he communica­ted the prophetic fact, that hell was plot­ting an onslaught upon us, And though we judged of the character of his forbodings we could not entertain a thought that they should come to pass; and his words seemed an idle tale and were soon forgotten, only to reapear on the disk of memory, as we sat alone, crushed by, and grapling with the legions of hell, we saw that brother approach our door. There was no room for words. At last the strugling soul brake the silense with, “Brother John it’s come,” and then we conversed only by the silent voice of tears; like Job and his visitors, dumb before the mysterious providence of God. Yes it has come, but with it is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ.” “Therefore rejoice ye heavens ond ye that dwell in them.” O the riches of the glory both of the wisdom and of the power of God! “What satan concocts as the great­est calamity, God turns into the greatest blessing. Having the “form of the fourth,” the real presence of the Son of God with us, the hotest furnace flames, can but burn off the bands that bind the soul from its up­ward flight to God. And now, with a heart full of gratitude toward God, we raise our hands toward heaven and report, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that every thing that has befallen us during the past year, has worked together for good to our soul, and to the furtherance of the gospel of Christ. All glory to the Lamb of God forever and ever!

O praise God, and exhalt His holy name. Permit us, O beloved, to here record our thanks to God, and to you all, for the riches of His blessings upon us, and the hallowed love, fellowship, and holy sym­pathy you have shown your unworthy brother and servant in the Gospel of Christ. Heaven bless, and reward you for every kind and cheering word and act, and verily I say unto you, ye shall not loose your reward, for even a cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple. As the great conflict grows hotter, and sa­tan’s rage increases, O how the souls of the redeemed are knit together in love, more and more endearing. O bless God for the hallowed fellowship of the pure and true in heart.

We have great reasons to thank God for His gentle hand of love that has cleared away many abstructions to the flying roll, God’s heareld of present truth, God bless every soul that has put forth a helping hand, as workers together with God in spreading His living fire. And all the Trumpet family join “with us in wishing all our readers, a happy new year in Christ Jesus, a holy year of abundant fruits of righteousness, in the constant union of your soul with God the source of every good. Here is our dearly beloved and faithful yokemate in the Gospel, and self sacrificing Joseph C., with his kind companion Allie E. Fisher, ever ready to sing the Gospel in the Spirit of God. And we must again in this family groop, mention our beloved Bro. Wm. N. and Sister Jennie Smith, whose labor of love often goes beyond there strength, for Christ’s sake. Then by our side stands the mild Jeremiah Cole, whom the Lord brought all the way from Mo. to labor with us in the vineyard, full of faith, and the Holy Ghost. Next, but chief at the case, is our beloved brother John Spaulding, whose faithful toils in the Trumpet office, are only interrupted by the necessary moments to eat and sleep, and to shout the loud praises of God. Next in the spiritual family circle, is the spotless child Rhoda Keagy, recently, brought by the Lord from Battle Creek-filled with the love of God, and holy modesty, whose willing hands help either in the office, or kitchen. Then cherished in the happy family is our dear blind brother Fredrick Jacobson, whose won­derful deliverance from the powers of satan, sends forth a perennial stream of praises to God, Lastly we must not for­get our sister Josephine Webster, anoth­er one from whom the providence of God has shut out the light of this world, that her eyes might open more fully to the light of God, and whom the Lord is preparing, as also Bro. Freddie, to receive the bless­ing of sight. They have both been with us since the Assembly, though the sister has recently departed for a season. All this heavenly family join in praying God’s blessings, and a happy New Year upon you all, with us, the most unworthy, and least in the kingdom of heaven, but your sincere brother in Christ Jesus.





“We limit the conception of true faith too much; it is not so much an opinion or a feeling of confi­dence in Christ, as it is a transaction of the soul which unites our weakness to His strength, our guiltiness to His atoning grace, our ignorance to His knowledge, our unworthy selves unto himself.

Casting out devils is no boy-play; and when men understand to conquer long-seated habits by their own simple resolution, they commonly fail. The drunkard mikes his solemn pledge of abstinence, musters up his will power, and sets his own barri­cade of rushes across the old abominable habit; but the first torrent of temptation sweeps it away and the is back in the ditch again. He did not grapple his hold on the Divine strength; a partnership with Christ would have given him the victors. So is it with the sensulist, the worldling, the slave of money, or any other species of sinner; self regeneration is a sheer impossibility. “This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” These are the spiritual dis­ciplines which nurture faith and cement the con­nection with him. Prayer couples us to Jesus as the railway operative couples the motionless train to the engine. He who would do any good work for Jesus, must attach himself to Jesus. An old Scotchman was at work by the road side, on his knees, breaking stones for the highway. A parish minister, more noted for learning than for grace and spiritual power, halted and said to him, “Aye’ Sandy, Sandy! if I could only brak my hearers hearts as thou braks the stanes.”

“Gang down to thy knees, mon,” was the quick sharp answer of the stone-breaker. It is not schol­arship or eloquence, no, nor even orthodoxy that converts the souls to God; we must have the power from on high, the power that floats in through our union with the Divine source, Christ Jesus.



The Work At Home


Still the glorious work goes on and souls are daily being added to the Church in spite of the rage of the devil, and all op­position of enemies, which praise God! is like whipping fire in dry stubble in a windy day, the more it is whiped the more it is scattered. We praise God, and rejoice to see this day, when the Church is return­ing to her normal state, having a constant revival Spirit fire and power. Hallelujah! let us forever abandon the tradition, of babylon, that we must work up, a revival Spirit before we can have a revival. The pentecostal Church posessed the Holy Ghost, which is the Spirit of power and au­thority, which enabled them, “to preach the word with boldness. So they went every where preaching.” Even so we daily cease not to teach, and preach Jesus Christ. Resulting in the salvation of from two to four souls nearly every meeting, which is held from house to house in the village nearly every night. Last sabbath, as an ordinance meeting had been appointed many saints came together. As we prayed the glory, and power of God, filled the house, after the forenoon services some fif­teen souls received pardon, or sanctifica­tion. In the evening the service was much hindred, by the great concourse of people, and satan was greatly stired by fiery truth, from the flaming sword, in the hand of God’s messenger. Fifty Breth­ren and Sisters took part in the ordinance. Which was a glorious time of refreshing in the Spirit, and power of God. O the Spirit how it flowed in our souls, and run from heart, to heart. Hallelujah to God! Christmass Eve a load of the saints went over to the Boardman School-house where Bro. J. Cole, is now engaged in the work of the Lord. As they went on their way, and their hearts burned within they began to pray for victory, in the meeting where they were going. And the Holy Ghost fell on them, and they were all filled, and some shouted; and others were over-powerd, and prostrated in the sleigh. When they reached the place of meeting, two of the sisters had to be carried in to the house. Which produced no little effect among the saints at that place, for soon they all caught new fire, and a pentecostal jubilee began. Praise God! for the hail, and fire, mingled with blood, that God sends forth to destroy all sin; and all the works of iniquity. Hallelujah to God! We stand on God’s word, like the sea of glass mingled with fire, having the harp of God in our hearts. And we expect to keep on harping, His true holiness, and give them no rest, day nor night forever.




By A. H. COON.


DEAR BRETHREN: — I do praise God this morning for a full and a complete salvation, that keeps me sweetly saved all the time; Oh glory to God and the Lamb forever. I am now standing free from all sects and man made theories; free in Christ Jesus; I am wholly sanctified to God and that by a second work of grace, praise His holy name!

I have been impressed for some time to make a request of all the true saints of God to do all we can toward paying of the TRUM­PET debt in order that Gods work may not be hindered. Now many of us claim to have received that great salvation which comes without money and without price; and how many are willing to contribute a few dollars toward spreading the true light of God; in order that others may receive the same salvation. Now if every reader of the TRUMPET will pay for a years subscrip­tion and then give 25 or 60 cents or even one dollar as they feel able it would clear the TRUMPET from all encumbrances. Now let every one of the dear saints that claim that they have all upon the altar take this to the Lord in prayer, and when we pray let us keep the success of God’s cause before us instead of our pocketbooks and whatso­ever we give let us give liberally not grudg­ingly for the Lord loveth a cheerful giver. I would farther request that all who feel led to do any thing in this direction make calculation to send so as to reach Williams­ton Ingham Co. Mich, on or about the 15th of February 1885. Send to the address of Bro. J. C. Fisher and I know the Lord will reward us for the advancement of His cause.

The work is still going on here and God’s little ones are meeting with success where-ever they go, within the last two months some over 100 have come out and conce­crated themselves to the Lord.

May God bless you and all the dear saints with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places: is the prayer of your brother in Christ: saved sanctified and cleansed in the blood of Jesus.

Genevia Center Mich. Dec. 21 84.


Dearley beloved readers, and saints of the most high God. We trust God has moved Bro. Coon in the presentation of the above proposition, and we sincerely pray that the same spirit will move upon your hearts to make a universal response. The brothers calculations are correct. $1.60 from each reader of the TRUMPET would clear away all financial obstructin. Now remem­ber we will give you credit for your dol­lar, so you will have value received for it. Let all pay by the time specified, whether your time is expired or not, and we will extend your credit. Is not this reasonable brethren? Why should the work of God be hindered? O take it to the Lord. And let the people have a mind to work for Jesus sake.


The Jewish Exodus.


A remarkable religious awakening in Southern Russia is attracting atten­tion. The leader of this movement is a Jewish lawyer named Joseph Robinowiz. During the persecution of his people in 1882, this man zealously advocated the return of the Jews to the Holy Laud. In order to better effect his object he visited the home of his ancestors. Without mis­sionary help or other influence than the direct teachings of the Holy Ghost, he was brought to see that the Jesus of Beth­lehem was the true Messiah spoken of in the Prophets and looked for all these cen­turies. So strong was his conviction that upon his return from Palestine he made known his change of views. His words so effected his persecuted brethren, that more than 200 families have joined in a socie­ty denominated the “National Jewish New Testament Congregation.” He has clearly taught the present acceptance of Jesus as the Jews’ Savior, to be their on­ly hope of salvation, and their re-estab­lishment in the Holy Land, Does not this circumstance plainly indicate that we are dwelling in the last times, when the “remnant shall be saved.” We quote from “articles of faith” of these Jewish converts. “The world has grown rich by its faith in Christ, and the nations in full­ness have entered into the kingdom of God. Now too, the time of our fullness has also come, we, the seed of Abraham are to be blessed by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.” Mrs. Dauis, Vanguard corespondent from Palestine writes; “Jews are continually arriving from Eu­rope and America although prohibited by the Sultan, but the God of Israel is captain now as ever, and will do all His pleasure.

Can we with the light of the Holy Ghost dispensation shining on our path­way remain innocent of the blood of this race, if we fail to assist them when God is begining to call them to a knowledge of Himself? The Lord help us to see our own duty and act up to our light.


Such news as the above should awaken an intense interest in all believers of the Bible. Two facts are entering upon the pages of present history. Namely, the Jews are going back to Jerusalem, and their “blindness in part,” is giving way to the light of the Gospel of Christ.

These two great events stand side by side, as solemn, prophetic way-marks, or unmistakable signs of times? They clear­ly announce the “time of the Gentiles ful­filled,” “the fnllness of the Gentiles be come in.” Luke 2:24. Rom. 11:25. Let all Gentile sinners take warning and flee at once to Jesus. God has given, nearly ninteen hundred years of special favor and mercy to the Gentile nations, but “they also if they continue not in His goodness, shall be broken off.” The Jews “were broken off by unbelief,” “blindness hapening unto them,” and so the unbe­lief and blindness of the Gentile sectarian forces have cut them off from the Christ vine, for it is a present fact that “Bab­ylon is fallen, is fallen.” “Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, the oppressing city (of babylon) she obeyed not the. voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the Lord; she drew not near to her God.'” “I have cut off the na­tions’ — denominations, which together make up the above city of confusion — their towers are desolate.” “There­fore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, (to the faithfull remnant) until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determina­tion is to gather the nations that I may as­semble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce an­ger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” — Zeph. 3:1, 6, 8. Joel 3:1, 2, describes two gatherings, namely the Jews at Jerusalem, and the remnant of living saints that have been kept by the grace of God, from perishing in sect babylon. Now these two gather­ings are declared to take place at the same time. And just as sure as the Jews are retuning to Jerusalem, so sure the holy remnant of spiritual Israel are coming back from creeds and isms to serve the living God, in the “unity of the Spirit, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man.”

This Church is all pure. — Verse 17. They shall be “multitudes.” — 14. Is to be followed by the harvest, the end of the world.



What God has done for me.


Battle Creek Mich., Dec. 20th ’84.

IN 1880, there was a camp-meeting held near Goshen Ind., which I, with my parents, attended. There were a number converted, and I was among them. I was at the time a little over six years old. During the meeting there was a day set for baptism. I wanted to be baptized. My mother encouraged me to go forward but father was very much opposed to me being baptized, saying I was too young to know what I was about. The minister being familiar with the circumstances, hesitated to perform the ordinance, and said he would consider the matter. When we arrived at the place of baptism, and air the candidates but one had received the sacred rite, I stepped forward to be buried with Christ in baptism also; when the minister said, “1 guess we had bet­ter wait and see what your pa says about it.” O, what a disappointment! Well I will not stop to give the intervening in­cidents, but will relate my experience in Battle Creek. On account of oppossition instead of encouragement in the Christian life, I back-slid. From the time I was 7, till I was over 8 I was in a back-slidden condition; until, during a revival at this place, 1 resolved to stand more firmly for Jesus: and was baptized into the Baptist sect. I did not, however, enjoy much of the grace of God while connected with that denomination. But after mother’s return from Williamston, where she had attended the Assembly meeting, she read to me from Matt. 24, and Rev. 18, and from Bro. Fisher’s tract — “Christ is the Body, the Church.” I immediately, therefore, threw off the shackels of sec­tarian bondage, and stepped out into liber­ty, and at once the light of the true Gos­pel began to shine on my path. Bro, Warner came here shortly after this, and through his preaching, ray faith reached out and claimed sanctification, and I was brought into a close communion with Christ. My experience has been growing brighter and clearer ever since. Praise the Lord! I am saved through the blood of Christ Jesus, today.

Clara Thomas.



Has been delayed in order to get out the matter the Lord has given us to write, and print. The Lord has called Bro. and Sister Fisher, to accompa­ny us. Praise God! we trust by His grace to come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel. We ex­pected to be in Indiana before this, but God’s prov­idence seems to require us to go first to Jerry City Wood Co. O. Where we expect to be in about a week. Come saints and meet us there. week. Come saints and meet us there.

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In Memory of little Albert;

‘ant son of Russell and Lottie Har­on; aged 22 months.

ar little Albert went home to Jesus 27th 1884.

… bless and save the bereaved parents.


..ur houschold bath settled a dark cloud.
..ging sadness and sorrow and gloom;
..ar little Albert, our heart’s dearest treasure,
..s quietly now in the cold silent tomb.

..th angel called him in spite of our weeping,
..wect little bud that we’d tended with care,
..d in His wisdom hath taken our darling,
..vell with the angels in happiness there.

..r little hands so white and waxen,
..e folded in tenderness over his breast;
..e is the little form writhing in anguish,
… God in great mercy hath given him rest.

..r-drops are falling, we cannot sec clearly,
..ad hearts with anguish are riven,
… in our sorrow we would not recall him,
..arling thats gone on to heaven.

..ert’s in heaven and only the casket
… once held our treasure so rare,
..onsigned to the grave to await the glad morning,
he shall come forth clothed in raiment so fair.

Lottie Blackwood.




Pana Ill., Nov. 21st ’84.

Dear Brethren: — I am glad that I am … to write to you, and tell you that ..n the Lord’s side yet, Praise His … He has led me out of all sects, and ..ee from all human yokes. Glory … name for what He has done for me; … expect to keep free in the Lord. I … read your paper; it is food to the … I am praising the Lord for full de-..ce through His blood, and I am ..g for greater things. I feel His ..us blood applied to my heart just …. If I had means I should like to help ..t I have not. I am not healed yet, … just had faith to say it was done, … it would be done.

… pray for me, that God, for Christ’s ..ay heal me soul and body.

Brother saved to the uttermost.

James A. Shenefield.


Sandy Lake Pa., Oct. 1st.

Brethren: — I have great joy and … believing. Praise the Lord! I … unshaken confidence and trust in ..ng God. My house is built on a ..nd sure foundation, Christ Jesus, ..d. O glory to God! O I do praise ..om my inmost soul, for the disposi-..ave to do all I can to support the Gospel of Christ; and I do say I ..eard it preached in its purity, as I ..eard it from Bro. Warner and Bro.

My prayer to God is that He … spare their lives, and give them … and strength to preach the sacred … of God for many years. O I do … God for what I have learned of … the last two years. Praise His ..ame! Dear Brethren, God knows ..uch I love the truth. O how glad ..hen the Gospel Trumpet comes. It … a welcome visitor at our house. … God for its clear and certain sound. … praise God that He has raised up ..el and a Joseph, who dare to stand … declare the whole council of God. … Glory! Glory to God! Bless God ..solute few, who dare to go through. … the Lord O my soul, and all that ..e, praise His holy name! We had ..us meeting yesterday. God was ..s in mighty power. God bless you … am trusting in God to help us to ..e for the Trumpet.

… sister.

Mary E. Farrah.


Harthegig Pa. Dec. 23

… Brethren: Grace be unto you. Sis-… app and I were over to Sandy Lake Sabbath. We had a glorious time, the ..as with us of a truth. They have … ..olding meetings. Brother Clayton … are. A few have been saved, and ..nts greatly strengthened. We are …; along grandly in our own souls and ..ke praising the Lord for His great ..ess in bringing us thus far and saving ..weetly, and teaching us such blessed ..s, “We are greatly encouraged to ..ur way onward and upward, till glo-..ll crown what grace has begun.

..e my love to all the dear saints in the … God bless you all. Amen! Your sister in Christ.

A. E. Maskry


..ul is the life of the body. Faith is ..e of the soul. Christ is the lite of

– Flavel.

James Port Mo. Oct. 28.

Dear Brethren: — I began a straight holi­ness meeting at this place, last night. Please join with us in prayer and believing for victory over babylon, the devil and eve­ry spiritual foe, and that our God may give us many souls, both in justification, sancti­fication, and deliver the Sectarian holiness people, from babylon yokes, that they may be what they profess to be.

Yours saved and sanctified.

D, M. Creighton.


Honnewell, Mo. Oct. 1883

Dear Brethren: And saints in the light, and companions in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ. My soul feels thankful to God for His love and mercy, in counting me into the number of His saints; sealed and anointed by His Spirit, sanctified and glorified. I praise God also for one clean Spiritualy inspired roll, The Gospel Trumpet, full of testimo­ny, life, light and truth, of God’s precious Jewels. Hallelujah! wonderful salvation, the Child Jesus leaps in my soul, while reading over the Trumpet, the wonderful works of the Lord, and His overcoming grace, and power, in brother Warner, with all the powers of darkness against him, and the heart rending trials, and fierce opposi­tion he has passed through for Christ’s sake. Crucified buried, but still alive in Christ forever more, praise God my heart has often ached in sympathy with you, but “He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.” And “the servant is not greater than his Master.” “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful until death and I will give thee a crown of life.” But thanks be to God for His blessed words in Rev. 19:7—10.

When the ark of the Lord came into the city of David “Michal, Sauls daughter looked through a window and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him (her husband) in her heart.” Was she a good humble faithful wife? The Lord does not want His anoin­ted to be uneaqually yoked together. Hal­lelujah! we will soon be with brother Da­vid, Daniel, Joseph and Jesus, and all the holy ones who were sold, and cast into lion’s dens, aad crucified, all out of envy, by these step brothers. But the crown is pre­pared, Amen! Praise the Lord! I send some of the Trumpets away to other places. I wish I could do more for the great cause. May the Spirit of glory and of God contin­ualy rest upon you. On their part He is evil spoken oif, but on our part He he is glorified. Praise the Lord! Amen!

J. C. Myers.


New Lebanon Mercer Co. Pa.

Nov. 25, 1884.

Dear Brethren in the kingdom, and patient waiting for Christ. O Glory to God for ever! My inmost soul says, Praise God from whom all blessings flow! O it is wonderful what the Lord is doing for me, and the way he is helping me to talk for Him. I have been with the Sandy Lake Saints, holding meeting, near Perrin’s Corners, in the Wesleyan Methodist Syn­agogue. And the Dear Lord put his Spirit on me powerfully to preach against sects, and priestcraft, and the sect devil was stired in a wonderful manner. One women jumped up, and ran at me like she would tear me to pieces. There were three, or four up houling at once. And one old sectarian, had enough of the evil spirit in him, te get up and call me a liar. But the Lord kept me sweet and gentle through it all. Glory to his blessed name for the way he does fill me with his loving Spirit, while the meeting was going on, Charles Perrine was saved, and the Lord was working on the hearts of sinners, and on some of the poor captives that would like to be free, and that made the devil mad. And he taking controle of the house, closed it against ns after one week. But the Lord would have the work go on, so he opened a school house near Bro. Wm. Frosts, and the meeting is still going on in the name of the Lord. The Lord is with us in mighty power. I have never seen the power of God manifested as it has been in these meetings. Have just got home (to sister Farrah’s) from meeting, had a grand meet­ing, one soul sanctified and filled with the glory of God, sinners under deep conviction.

Enclosed find one dollar for my Trum­pet. My earnest prayer is, that the Lord may preserve you blameless, unto the com­ing of our Lord Jesus Christ. From your sister in Christ Jesus. Wholly sanctified to the Lord. Glory to God!

Alice Davis.

Lodi Medina Co. Ohio, Nov. 18th ’84

Dear Brethren: — Please send me the Gospel Trumpet. I send you one dollar. I am saved to day and washed in the blood of the Lamb, my robes are white as snow. O I praise the Lord for His sav­ing power, and great love towards us.

Your Bro. saved.

Aaron Eldred


Allegheny City Oct. 3d 1884.

Dear Brethren: — I praise God to day, that I can say to the glory of God, that the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanseth me fron all sin; and, praise His holy name! it keeps me each day, and enables me to walk in the light, as He is in the light. Our meetings are going on, but the devil wants us to organize. We have a very hard battle, we intend to con­quer, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. On Tuesday while I was praying, to God, over the washtub, I had a call, by an F. M. sect minister I offerd him the Bible, he would not take it, he could not stand the Sword of the Spirit. He says that we can not love one another, without an organization. I told him that I hoped the Lord would bring him out. I thank God that I am out, and free. I can preach full salvation. The devil is assailing us on all sides. But thongh we or an angel from heaven, preach, any oth­er Gospel, unto you, than that we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. “But I certify you brethren, that the Gos­pel, which was preached of me is not af­ter man. The sect members, say we are deluded. I praise God for true Bible teaching, it is sharper than a twoedged Sword. I praise God that it is not to straight for His elect. Please send the Trumpet to me regularly.

Your sister washed in the blood of the Lamb

Margaret Truxel.

Mt Zion Ill., Oct. 28th ’84.

Dear Brethren: — You will find —— for the Trumpet. I am hoping that God will bless me with the means, so I can do more in the future; for I love the Trumpet, it is food for my soul, and is a great help to me in teaching the Gospel of Christ.

Pray for me, that God may bless me in all my labors for Him.

From your Brother in Christ, saved and sanctified wholly by the blood of Christ, saved from all creeds and sects, and be­longing to the Church of the First-born which are written in heaven.

Jas. Stoneking.


Dushville Mich. Dec. 26th ’84.

Dear Brethren: — I received my Trum­pet, and account of present dues. I now send the same, and 10 cents for the tract, on the one Church. Please continue the Trumpet, as I esteem it much, for its Gos­pel teaching. There are four in Dushville, that are tree from all human yokes and sect creeds. We have prayer meetings every Tuesday evening and the Lord is in the midst. Dear Brethren I will send you the dollar for the paper for the coming year, as soon as possible. I am poor as in this worlds goods, nearly 70 years of age, poor health, and nothing only as I earn it. Yet I mean to pay for the Trumpet. Please send it, and if the Lord spares, you shall have it soon. Your Brother in Christ.

J. K. Snyder


Greenville Pa. Nov. 21 1884.

DEAR Brethren in Christ: I am alone this beautiful morning. I sit down with Jesus in my soul to let yon know that I am still trusting in that blessed Savior that saves from all sin. Glory to God for vic­tory through the blood of Jesus! brother Warner I send yon one dollar for Bible Proofs; I wish I could send you more, for it has done my soul good to think God has people that know the truth, and the truth makes us free. Dear brethren pray for me, pray that my soul may safely land where Jesus is, for God has promised to wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away. O Glory Glory to God forever and forever! Amen! Even so come Lord Jesus.

From a mother saved through the blood of the everlasting covenant. Write if time will permit, for good news from afar is like cold water to a thirsty soul.

Melissa Donnell.

The Work in Western Michigan.


DEARLY beloved in the Lord, grace, and peace be unto you. May God bless you abundantly. I am saved, sanc­tified, and kept, by the power of God, from all isms, and sects. It is as impos­sible to live a wholly sanctified life, and remain in a sect, as it is for a fish to live out of water, because carnality, and holi­ness, cannot be mixed or bound together. For being made free from sin, we are ser­vants of righteousness, but if servants of sin, then are we free from righteousness. Rom. 6:22. All factions, or sects, are sin and the result of carnality. Jesus prayed for the sanctification of all that should be­lieve on Him. That they should be one, as He, and the Father are one, that the world might believe the Father sent Him. Does the world believe? No! You ask a sinner to come to God, and they will say which way shall I go, when one says “lo here, and another lo there.” There are now about six or seven hundred ways in opposition to God’s way. Jesus says, I am the way, no man cometh to the Father but by me. It is through repentance, and faith in Christ, that we come to God, and not through any sectarian door. By going through a sectarian door, puts a wall between us and God. “And they have defiled My holy name by their abomina­tions, and now let them put away their wickedness, and I will dwell in the midst of them forever.” — Ezek. 43:8—9. Praise God! the walls are all thrown down, that separated between me and Him. For whom the Son makes free, is free indeed. I praise the Lord for what He is doing in this place. Souls are being saved, and prejudice removed. Yesterday a large number of the saints met and formed a long procession, and went five miles, to the beautiful waters, where nineteen were bap­tized in the name of the Lord Jesus. The Lord wonderfully blessed our souls, in obeying His command. Glory to His name! This afternoon we have had anoth­er glorious meeting, and seven souls were saved, and the little ones strengthened, and sinners made to tremble. The devil is stirred in this place, but we give no place to him, and souls are saved in spite of his opposition. Pray for ns, that the Lord may use ns to His glory, in preaching His word.

Your Brother in Christ.

S. Michels.


Covert Mich., Nov. 17th ’84.

TO all the saints, Greeting. Grace, peace, and mercy be multiplied unto you, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I Praise my God for saving my soul and delivering me from the snares of the devil, and all his allurements. I am saved this morning through the blood of Jesus, I am kept by the power of God just walking with him each moment and hour. Bro Speck and myself commenced meeting at the Henry School house Oct. 31 continued two weeks. The Lord won­derfully used us to His glory in preach­ing the truth, and the result of the meet­ing being about forty souls liberated from the bonds of satan; and many of them re­ceived the baptism of the holy Ghost and fire. Closing the meeting at that place, we moved into the village of Covert, and rented a hall, and the host the Lord raised up accompanied us into the village, with their hearts full, and hands up for the Lord. We began Friday, and on the Lord’s day, two found pardon, and many more were duly convicted. Last night I asked a number, after meeting closed, how it was with their soul, and they told me they would come to the Lord. Last night in my sleep I saw about a dozen come to the altar, and fall dead to the floor; the old man killed with his deeds, and the new man raised in rghteousness, and true holiness. Paise God! the work is going on; sinners are being converted, and believers sanctified, and the Lord adds to the Church daily such as are be­ing saved. The people at this place are astonished at the power of God, and holi­ness, manifested in His little ones. They speak as those having authority, and not as the Scribes. “Perfect love casteth out fear,” Praise God for the perfect peace I have in my soul just now. It is time for meeting. I expect the Lord will mani­fest His power in saving souls. Glory! Glory! We have seen the power of God in our midst today; the Lord helped us to read Heb. 10, and talk from these words: “I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them, and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more; now where remission of these is there is no more offering for sin.” After having pardon of our sins, or actual transgression, the Apostle declares that we shall enter the holiest, by the blood of Jesus. The Lord helped us to explain in the Spirit, and those that had pardon of their sins, and were not sanctified, fell dead at the altar, as the Lord showed me in the night. They made the death bed consecration, and were made alive in Christ Jesus. They arose and gave in their testimonies, that they were sanctified, while others found pardon of their sins. Glory to God for His wonderful power, manifested among those that are willing to obey the commandments from the heart. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” “And this is the will of God even your sanctification; that every one of you should know how to pos­sess his vessel in sanctification and honor.”

Now dearly beloved in the Lord, stand fast in the liberty where with Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage; but use the tal­ent the Lord gives you, to the salvation of poor dying souls.

My testimony is just now, that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth me from all sin, and sanctifies me through and through.

Your Brother in Christ.

S. Michels.


Covert Mich. Nov. 22d 1884.

Dear Brethren in Christ. I thank God for salvation this day, from all sin, both commited and inherited.

It has been two years since I gave my heart to God, praise His name, He has kept me saved through all the storms. Well Brethren we are at work in the name of Jesus, and souls are being saved of the Lord each day. Praise Jesus for victory.

This is the cry of some of the sectarians: you preach a little too hard on sects; but they say they like to hear tobacco preach­ed down, because they dont use it. But when you touch their idols they don’t like it. Others, you preach a little to strong on dress. Others to strong against tobacco. Others, too strong against secret societies. Others, too much on sanctification. Oth­ers, you talk too loud, in a few years, you wont be able to preach at all. Yes the devil would like to get us to keep still all together, and not expose his rottenness. If the Lord Jesus suffers me to be killed preaching His Word, God’s will be done for I am not my own, I am bought with a price. Pray for me.

Your Brother in Jesus saved and sancti­fied.

Samuel Speck.


Bangor Mich. Dec. 22nd 1884.

Dear Brethren: — May God bless and keep you, as He does me. Oh! how it thrills my inmost soul, when I think how wonderfully I am saved, and kept from all sin. I am a small girl, not yet eleven years of age, but God in His infinite love and mercy, has taken my feet from the mire and clay, and placed them on that solid rock Christ Jesus. Oh, glory to His holy name; for that blessed passage of scripture that says, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Oh glory be to God! Jesus pardoned all my sins, and sanctified my soul last June, at the Bangor campmeeting, and then I was burried with Christ in baptism. Since then I have been living at the feet of Jesus, walking in the narrow way.

Oh! dear ones, what glorious times I have had with the saints of God. Oh, praise God, O my soul! for I am saved, sanctified and redeemed in the precious blood of Jesus. Your sister in Christ saved from sin.

Lillie M. Abbott.


Tract on the Sabbath.


NOW we are engaged in issuing this little work. It will be a complete, Bible exposition, of the abolished cove­nant containing the seventh day Sabbath and the setting forth of the law and New Testament of Christ, and the Christian Sabbath. It will be useful to all readers, not only to settle forever the question of the Lord’s day, but will correct many er­rors respecting the law, which are quite commonly held, through the false teach­ings of sect creeds and catechisms. Er­rors which satan has made much use of to keep souls from grasping the liberty of the Gospel. The book will contain not less than 32 pages, and we think will sell at 30 cts. Orders may be sent at once.

On account of issuing this tract, the Jan. 15th issue of the Trumpet will neces­sarily have to be very late, or will probably be passed, but we skip no numbers, so all will get their complete number of papers for a year: only the time is extended.

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St Louis Mo. Dec. 8

Beloved Brethren: — Heaven bless you. I want to congratulate you on the prosper­ity of the Trumpet. I have not been able to see just as you do on some points, but I assure you of my unshaken confidence in you as saints of God. May God bless you in casting out devils, and healing the sick.

Yours, and Christ’s.

C. W. Sherman.


Churubusko Ind., Nov. 22.

Dear Brethren: – I send you $1.00 for the Trumpet. I am not where I want to be in the Spirit of God. I have been un­decided in my mind, respecting your teaching. I must confess, for some time I turned against you. But by your book and the Bible, I have changed my mind, after deep and hard study. Now pray for me that I may be fully delivered. I am so anxious to attend one of your meet­ings, and would like to be baptized. O how I would like to see you; come this way and stop one night with me, at least.

Your unworthy Brother.

H. Smith.


Waverley Mo., Dec. 7.

Dear Brethren: I have scattered the roll of Trumpets you sent me. Some seem well pleased with them, think I shall get some subscribers soon. The more I see the paper, the more I like it and the more light I get. The Gospel Trumpet is the only holiness paper I have seen, that is staight with the Word of God. We are inclined to think the Stumbling Stone should have been named the Stumbling Block. I find it is self-con­tradictory. For instance, “It were better for Mrs. W. to have followed her husband in his worst mistakes, than to have gone back into sectism.” In another issue he says: “she never had been out of sects, as her husband had raised higher sect walls than ever had been raised.” Such is the confusion of Stumbling Stone-ism. The Sword is a good debater, rather than set­ter forth of solid Gospel truth. The Good Way is double minded. It stands for and against sects.

Sound the Trumpet loud, and spare not. I wish it would come weekly. Some have asked me how we aimed to unite the Churches. I tell them we do not aim to unite them, but call God’s people out of babylon, and let the Holy Spirit do the uniting, and He leaves all the bad ele­ments out, and perfects the good in one­ness. Praise God! we are trusting Him for full salvation from all sin, and we are delivered constantly from sin and sects. Praise God for the gift of the Holy Spirit, which is the earnest of our inher­itance.

Your Bro. saved by faith in the blood of Jesus.

J. M. Robinson.


Dear Brethren and Sisters in Christ: – Praise God from whom all blessings flow. I am saved from all sin. Glory to His ho­ly name forever. I find great pleasure in serving the Lord.

Great pleasure is found in reading His Word,
In doing His holy will,
In walking humbly with our God,
And all His pleasure fulfill.

May God bless you and keep you on the straight and narrow track. Hope you can come here and preach the truth. Your sister in the Lord Jesus.

Mollie L. Robinson.


Bucyrus Ohio, Dec. 27th 1884.

Dear Brethren: — I was impressed of the Lord to write for the Trumpet. I am saved from all sin, and babylon. Glory to God for a full and complete salvation in Christ; not in some sect lam glad that I ever heard that the Lord was calling His people but of babylon, and I was willing to hasten at that call, and come out of her. My soul is now singing

I’m saved! Hallelujah I’m saved! Hallelujah
Hallelujah I’m saved!
Through the blood of the Lamb.

I am so glad that the Lord Jesus has planted His Church here, and I am a member in that body, with Christ as the Head. Hallelujah! Well Dear Brethren, we are just looking to Jesus, to lead us. Bless the Lord, He sent Bro. Sensney over here, and we had a feast of fat things at Bro. Coat’s, the Lord was therein pow­er, and we had all things common. Glory Hallelujah! But with all the light of

God’s truth, we have some anti-christs that do not keep the commadments of Christ. He left us an example that “ye should do as I have done to you.” He that saith he abideth in Him, ought him­self also to walk even as He walked. John 2:6. They teach men not to keep the ordinances of God. Pray that we stay in God, and not look to surroundings. The Lord, in His word, is calling His peo­ple out of babylon. He cries, “Come out of her my people, that ye be not partak­ers of her sins; that ye receive not of her plagues.” To sever our relation with the sects is not to sever our relation with God, “For Jesus is the same yester­day, to day, and forever.” The word bab­ylon, which means confusion, will express the condition of the sect society of to day; all claiming to believe in the same Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to get their doctrine from one Bible, each holding te­naciously to their creed, cultivating a spirit of bigotry and hatred toward the rest of the so-called churches. A few have come out of babylon, on conscien­tious principles, and the sect devil is stir­red, and is casting our names out as evil, but we give God all the glory, “For all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” “If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye.” Viewing the matter from a Bible stand point, I believe it a sin to hold member­ship in a sect. All the opposition we should resort to should be about like Joshua and his men performed, when they marched around the walls of Jericho, and blew the rams horn. The Lord will do the rest. Surely the Lord will destroy babylon.

May the Lord add His blessing and save us all is my prayer. Amen!

Your Bro. saved and sanctified.

A. H. Lea.


Lake Port Mich. Nov 10.

Dear Brethren: — May God continue to bless you with His Holy Spirit. That you may be able to do His will, and be instru­mental in saving souls, is my prayer, from the bottom of my heart. Amen!

About 20 years ago God spake peace and pardon to my soul. The evidence was so mysterious and wonderful that I could never doubt it for a moment, nor could all the servants of the devil — which were many — make me believe different. O the Joy I felt in my soul. I could not think why God should notice such a rebel as I. When I think of this it brings me down with wonder and gratitude to God. O praise the Lord forever more.

Well I joined myself to one of the sect bodies. But I with a few others believed that we as saints ought to put away all pride and style, and not conform to the world. But the others were soon, for peace sake, persuaded over; so I stood alone, and I saw that I was quite a troubler of Israel. The bishop told me we must not come down too hard on these things, or else they would leave and join some place, where they would be allowed to wear their vain adornments. This began to open my eyes on the sect doings, so four years after I joined, I called for my letter of withdrawal. Praise God! I have a hope that reches beyond the grave. Upon the whole I must say that it has been good for me, that I withdrew from the sect, for be­ing outside of the schisms, my eyes were opened, to see the working of babylon sectarianism, which my heart was firmly set against, the last ten years, and I stepp­ed upon many a professers toes. Thank God! since I have read your above all, valuable paper, The Gospel Trumpet, I see much clearer the way of truth. Praise God forever, that He has raised up men, in these anti-Christ times, to thunder the truth of God, against the corrupt walls of babylon and the gates of hell.

We have one son and two daugters that have given their hearts to God. Praise the Lord! I hope it will be so in the previ­dence of God that you come out here and hold meetings. I believe you could do some good. Come if you can.

Your Brother.

Andrew Moyer


Moral Marion Co. O., Nov. 16.

Dear Brethren: — God bless you! We are well both soul and body. I will say, I am in love with the doctrine set forth in the Gospel Trumpet, and fully endorse it, and Brother Miller in Marion, says the same, and says he will take it, as soon as he can.

We want you to come and see us and spend a week with us, and preach the glorious doctrine of holiness, as set forth in the Gospel of Christ. The Band at Marion are looking for you to come and break the true bread of life, and deal out the truth as it is in Christ Jesus. O how we need the pure Word of God taught here, how my heart longs to see this place taken for God, and holiness. Bro. Warner, do come and see us as soon as you can. May the Lord keep you and Bro. Fisher faithful, midst all the storms of opposition, is the prayer of one who loves the cause of the Lord, our comom Savior.

Your Brother in Christ

J. B. Wolf.


Kalamazoo Mich. Dec. 18.

Dear Brethren: — Grace and peace be upon you, with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Praise God for his saving and keeping power. I am wholly Sanctified by faith, through the all cleansing blood. O glory, glory to God; we do not need to go through this world in the dark. Thank God we are all well. Wife is enjoying about as good health again as she had for some time. All praise to the Great Physician, who has healed her. To Him be all the glory.

We had a good meeting last Lord’s day also on Tuesday evening, also on Wednesday evening, another. May the blessings of God be upon you all. Your brother and sister in Christ, to all the Saints.

Benj. and Rachel Bell.


Mt Sterling Ky. Oct 16th.

Dear Brethren: I have been receiving the Gospel Trumpet for some time, which is a great blessing to me. It does my soul good to read the glorious truth it contains. I was converted and washed in the blood of the Blessed Redeemer nearly six years ago. All glory and honor to Jesus. I am not look­ing to earthly churches but to the Omnipo­tant hand, which is all sufficient for me. I ask an interest in your prayers, your Sister trusting in Jesus.

Laura Sydner.


Albany Landing Ky. Dec. 8th.

Dear Brethren: Find enclosed one dollar for the Trumpet. I do not want to do without it. I would be glad if it were a weekly. I am one of God’s little ones, free from babylon. Com­panion and I are going a lone here with Jesus. I stepped out of sectism, and God accepted me and blessed me. He has betrothed me to Himself forever. Praise the Lord! The Lord has given me the gift of faith, have seen some healed instantaneous­ly. We have no Dr. bills to pay. I would love to be with you, in some of your Holy Ghost meetings.

Your Bro.

J. S. Potts.


The Work In Gratiot Co.


Dear Brethren; To all the saints in Christ Jesus. Grace peace and mercy be multiplied unto you. We are all well soul body and Spirit. My soul is full of the glory of God. I have four regular appoint­ments, and the Lord is working at each place. Nov. 6th. we had meeting at our house, and after services two souls opened their hearts, to the truth. So we proceeded to the river and they were baptized. Last Saturday two more came to our house wanting to obey their Savior’s voice, and we went down to the “river, where prayer was want to be made,” and they were im­mersed, and went on their way rejoicing. We came home and went to our after-noon appointment, and had a glorious meet­ing. After which three more obeyed the Word of the Lord and were buried with Christ in baptism. We then proceeded to our evening appointment, where prepar­ations had been made for the observance of the Holy Ordinances of Jesus Christ. The washing of the Saints feet, and the Lord’s supper. A goodly number of the saints were present, and the Lord wonderfully blessed them in following the example of their loving Savior. Glory to his name for ever! Now you can see how the Lord’s work is prospering here. I expect to hold protracted meeting as soon as the Lord will. All glory and praise be unto the Lord! We are still saved and sanctified, ready to be revealed in the last time. Glory to God for victory in our souls. God bless all the saints every where. “Press on, and fight the good fight of faith.” Amen!

A. J. and M. E. Shelly and daughter M. H. Shelly.



By A. C. Mc Curdy.


DEAR BRETHREN: It is with the greatest pleasure that I write this let­ter to you. I do praise God this morning that I am sober again clothed, and in my right mind. The experience I have had the last few months away back in babylon, gives me to see the abominations, and de­ceptions of sect babylon more than ever be­fore. It causes me to come out stronger than ever in the renunciation of all her works. O I do thank God that He enabled me to see my condition and my sad depart­ure from the Bible track so soon, and bless His name He has brought me back from my captivity.

The starting point of my being led off in­to babylon, was the deception and flattering teaching of Mrs. Depew, and Tear. The former told me about certain persons whom she called come-outers, in western N. Y. of whom she gave a very unfavorable ac­count; by which means she got my eyes off of Christ and the Bible, to such reports and circumstances. And loosing sight of God’s word, and giving heed to seducing spirits, I was led to think I could do more good by joining the Wesleyan Methodist sect, than by standing complete in Christ. At the same time when I looked into the Word of God I could see things I could not get over. So I went to those women about them. For instance I spake of the command of our Sav­ior to “wash one anothers feet”, and they said such things did not bother them, but that they could get over them very easily. I thought if they could I could, in the same way. So I presented myself for member­ship, in that sect. But I must say I had not crossed their threshold 24 hours untill I was condemned by the Spirit and Word of God. I then got their discipline and read it to see what doctrine it taught; and what rules and government it laid down. To my surprise I found I had slipped ray head in­to another yoke as bad as the one I had worn 27, years the M. E. In two weeks I publick­ly renounced the whole thing, as the work of error, and contrary to the Bible, this is but a brief account of my few months carry­ing away into babylon: all of which was be­cause of taking my eyes off of God’s Word, and looking to circumstances and being led by the subtile reasoning of men and wo­man, who were actuated by the desire to build up their sect.

I give this as a warning to all the readers of the Trumpet. Since my few months re­turn to the fellowship of sectism, and my deliverance again by the mercy of God, I am more than ever convinced that all sects are institutions of men, and that not one in the whole catalogue can stand the test of Divine truth, nor Justify their existence in the light of the Bible. They have all been tinkered and fixed up to suit the different beliefs of men. And now by the grace of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit, and in the light of the Blessed Bible, I declare myself free in Christ, and God helping me I shall be valiant for the truth. I will battle for the right, and wield the sword of the Lord in defiance of all the terrible opposition that is arrayed against us.

Dear Brethren stand firm for the truth, for it must and will prevail.

Your brother saved through the Blood of Christ. Amen!

Churubusco Ind. October 19


Answer to Question.


HOW do you expect to become a power for good unorganized? Now I believe one man, or woman may do good out of any organization; but I do not believe that a number of persons un­organized can be instrumental in accom­plishing good. Now I am not in favor of the state of society as it now is, yet I be­lieve that you comeouters will have to organize before you can have very exten­sive influence.”

John Pelsor.


This brother being blinded by sect education, cannot see that God can organize as well as man, and much better. He seems to think if man organizes, we are organized, but if God organized, it is no organization. This brother, like a great many others before him, acknowledges the sects a bad state of society, a failure, and then thinks we must fail unless we form into a sect.

Now we wish Bro Pelsor, with all oth­ers whom it may concern, to know that we are not “unorganized,” as he supposes.

For “Now hath God set the members, ev­ery one of them into the body as it hath pleased Him.” “He hath tempered the body together,” “that there should be no-­schisms in the body,” and in this body God Himself has set, both the officers, and the gifts of the Spirit. Now all this sure­ly implies organizations. And it is wrought by God Himself through the Spirit. This is the only oganization taught in the Bi­ble. The saints of God by the thousands lived and prospered in the Lord, as organ­ized together by the Spirit, and joined to no sect organization, until the first creed was formed at the Nicine council, in A. D. 325. If Paul and the thousands con­verted under his labors, could get along without joining any thing like the present day sects, why should we not be complete in Christ as well as they were. The devil has so blinded the hearts of the people by the wine of babylon, that they forget that none of the modern sects existed in the Apostle’s time. They actually seem to think that when the New Testament speaks of the Church, it alludes to the “Baptist Church,” the “Methodist Church” or some one of the modern sects, falsely called churches.

“How can we become a power for good?” Why by keeping out of the corrupt sects, being filled with the Gospel, which is the power of God, and the Holy Spirit, by which we are quickened, and “strength­ened with all might, according to His glo­rious power.”

We wonder how our brother makes out that while one man may be useful out of sect organizations, a thousand could not. Is not this strange talk? If one agn chase a thousand cannot two put ten thousand to flight? and at the same ratio, three could vanquish one hundred thousand.

He thinks we have to organize (human­ly) before we can have an extensive influ­ence. Doubtless we should be hailed with a warm welcome by all the sects of babylon, if we should forsake God’s Word, and take our place among the sisterhood of the harlot daughters. Yes this would give us much influence in the world and babylon, but to be useful if is infinitely more important to be apprised of God, than have influence with men. Doubt­less Paul had more influence, honor, and reputation, when a leading sect zealot, than he had when he followed Christ, and was east out of cities like the filth they dump over the hill. Then ho had influ­ence, and was on his way to hell, now like his Master, he has no reputation, but instead, he had salvation, and the power of God, turning many to righteousness.



A Card Seventy Four Years Old.


DEAR BRETHREN: — I hereby copy a ticket in full, of early methodism.


Ireland, October 7th, 1810.

2 Cor. 6:17. — “Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate SAITH THE LORD, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.”


On a blank leaf of the book wherein this card is printed, is written the follow­ing texts. 1 Cor. 13:11. Heb. 13:24-Matt 5:48

These were texts that one Dr. A. had preached from. Such texts are seldom heard preached from by that sect now; probably, because they are not in harmo­ny, with the practice of their fairs, festa­vals, and gambling carousals. Such texts do not well comport with what I recently read in a sect paper, how that that sect in —— had closed their house against the holiness people. Shame on the “POMP­OUS, EMPTY FRAUD,” as Bishop Fos­ter has called her. Well the sect has left both God and methodism, and praise God I have left the sect Praise the Lord!

Alfred B. Gildersleeve.


Our Business Agent.


WE desire to acknowledge the good­ness of God in blessing us with the precious help of our beloved brother Wm. N Smith, and his dear companion, in this office. God bless them abundantly. O how grateful to God for their blessed fellowship in the pure love of God, and their very kind, faithful, and self-sacrific­ing labors for the Lord. O how kind the Lord has been to us. After being pressed in soul, mind, and body, with the great­ness of this work, with scarcely a soul about us that shared the burthen with us, we truly bless God, and rejoice to be re­lieved entirely from the publishing respon­sibility, and are surrounded with many kind hearts and willing hands, in whom God has put a common iterest, and zeal for the great cause of truth.

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