1 October 1885, Volume 7, Number 14.

Be Ready, All.

By H. R. Jeffrey.

In the day that’s coming,
When Gabrial’s Trump shall sounds;
And call the world to judgement,
Oh where shall we be found?
Shall we cry for rocks and mountains,
To hide us in that day,
From Him who comes in glory
With all His bright array?

The Lord is coming shortly,
According to His Word,
Taking vengence on the wicked
And them that know not God;
O who shall then be able
In that awful day to stand?
Deliver up thy steward-ship,
Will be the stern command.

Shall we begin to tremble,
While looking on that sight,
And take our march in anguish
Down to eternal night?
This is an awful picture,
To some it will come true,
And O! my brother, sister,
Shall it be I, or you?

O! souls be up and doing,
We have no time to loose;
Life and death’s before us;
Which one will you choose?
Then let us all take warning,
And heed the Savior’s call,
Be robed in white adorning,
Then we’ll be ready, all.




DEARLY BELOVED BRETHREN IN THE LORD: — With pleasure I once more write you a few lines to let you know I am still saved from all sin. Halleluiah to God! Jesus preserves me soul and body. Hallelujah! I am at Easton at present, commenced meeting last night, in the name of Jesus. Glory to God forever! Amen! God bless you dear brethren. O how I would love in engage in the battle of the Lord with you. O how I would love to stand by you under the blood stained banner of Jesus. Glory to God! I am a soldier for Jesus. I have enlisted in the war, I will fight on until I die, then go home to head quarters to rest through all eternity. Hallelujah! Amen! — God bless you this morning; my soul is now full of the love of God. Hallelujah! Glory to God! Pray for me dear brethren that I may speak the Word of God boldly, with power and with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; that I may give the real Gospel hail and fire mingled with blood, that sinners may tremble and hypocrites may fear and quake; God’s people glorify His holy name, sinners be converted and believers sanctified wholly.

Now dear brethren we believe it to the glory of God to expose through the Trumpet one named Tomy Wyatt of Alina Nebraska, or formerly of that place, and I believe he still lives there. I want to tell the truth and nothing but the truth; a lie will never glorify God in the least. God forbid that I should be found wanting in the truth. May God help me to always speak the truth if it take my head off. I love the truth, but I hate a lie.

Last winter I was with a brother Free Methodist who told me about this man, bow black his character, and that he was living in open adultery, and teaching false doctrine, and they turned him out of their sect, and then he wandered around in sheeps clothing for some time, until the Laclede convention, when this wolf came there, and I suppose if the holy people had looked they could have seen the wolf hair sticking through the wool, but they seem to be too careless in this thing of ordaining men to the ministry. O how careful we ought to be not to acknowledge as God’s ministers any but sound men in the doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ: sound in faith and full of the Holy Ghost.

This man Wyatt has been living in open adultery for eight years, first a Baptist, then a Free Methodist, then so called a come-outer, because they turned him out. God deliver us from such people. Dear ones what do you think about that, a man or woman being in open adultery for eight years and professing the glorious experience of entire sanctification! What would we think of men or women who were stealing, or murdering, or lieing or breaking any of the commands of God, and then profess holiness? We would think, or not think but know they were abominable hypocrites. No man or woman can be in a justified state, and living in open defiance to the Word of God, by committing adultery or sin of any kind.

This man moved from Mo. to Alma Neb., where there were some straight holiness people, and being pretty sleek, and professing to be a holiness evangelist, on the straight line for God, they were all led astray after the wolf Wyatt. O my dear brethren and sisters be careful, shun the devil in all of his forms. Then this man went to Neb., and there he left his second wife, and persuaded another man to leave his wife, and they ran off together to preach holiness. (?) O I have heard of such stuff, but I have never before had the sorrowful experience to meet with the freelove devil. But glory to God! His Word is sharper than any two edged sword. Hallelujah! By the Sword of the Spirit we are able to slay the freelove devil, or freelove-ism.

I saw in the Good Way some time ago a notice in regard to wanting some one to come and take charge of their tabernacle, so I answered the call, and went to Alma; took the tabernacle and went to Devizes Kan., where we held meeting in the name of Christ, souls were saved; then to Brett Kan., where many souls were saved, some healed, others were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. I want to say right here, the holy people of Brett and around there are true to God, there is no freelove spirit among them, the saints there are straight for God. Hallelujah to God for ever! Then I came to Alma Neb., where the nest of vipers lay coiled up in their nest. But I will tell you when it begun to hail they soon began to squirm, saying you are not the man, you are too harsh, you ought to be sweeter, you want more love, yes freelove, to uphold them in their abominable hellish doctrine. I tell you brethren they could not stand the hail, they did not have on the shield, they were naked; and when the storm came up they began to squirm.

Hallelujah! I was real glad to hear the warning blast that Bro. Warner wrote in the last issue of the Trumpet. Hallelujah!

Some of those sweet things say they would not have the Trumpet in their house. I think not, it would be too much torment to them, their sins would be exposed to them. They say the Trumpet is too harsh (straight.) They want a sweet spirit.

Well molasses is sweet, and some times is very black nasty and durty, full of flies. But all this dirt and poison would not change the taste. But they need not think they can palm off on God, dirty molasses, for honey. No they can never do that. Hallelujah to God forever and ever! Read Romans 1:27. That is Tomy Wyatt with several ethers.

Of course when I went to Alma, I was branded as a freelover. The people had a right to call me one of them, for I was with them; had their tabernacle. But the last night I preached on adultery; God wonderfully anointed me to preach holiness to God. They soon found out there was no freelove-ism about me. When the hail storm came, and it began to thunder and lighten, and hail the truth of God, like two edged swords, hallelujah! freelove-ism suffered loss. The camp was clear. When I closed the meeting there was not a freelover to say. Amen! God wonderfully delivered me from the venomous vipers, poison asps, snakes. I want, to say to all the readers of the Trumpet to be careful what we call holiness: let us not call the holy unholy; the clean unclean, nor the unclean clean: let us make a distinction between the holy and the unholy.

Now some of the friends have called me freelover and so on; but it was for want of knowledge of what freelove-ism is.

Some one told them that the holiness movement was running into freelove-ism, and they believed the devil’s lie. I want to say to all, I am saved against freelove-ism with all heaven to support me. Hallelujah! God is my strength. I am saved and sanctified just now from all sin.

Pray for me.

John P. Haner.

Uabana, Kan.


WE know nothing about the bad conduct of this false prophet at the above place, but I scarcely know of a place where he has labored, without some very questionable conduct of his has cursed the cause of holiness.

Whenever any man professing to be a holy man, will try to get men to sign a paper to bolster up his character, you may set him down for a hypocrite. Holy men are vindicated by the Holy Spirit. They have no reputation to look after. They are satisfied to know that they live “unto all pleasing in the sight of God.” They are dead unto the world and alive unto God.

This sneaking attempt to get a few signatures upon a paper, trying to cover up his meanness, and then say the band had exculpated him, is just like S. Lindsey, in all his unscrupulous dodging out of one ungodly work, so as to daub up a sanctified reputation, to carry him on in his humbug ministration, and hypocrite life. By the grace of God we are not willing to let crooked, deceived, and deceivers pass through our fingers to hell, by allowing them to go on in their corrupt lives, without doing all in our power to bring them to repentance.




Spencer, Indiana.

Dear Brethren in Christ: — We, the Holmes praying band in this place, learn that S. Lindsey of Indianapolis has in circulation a petition to this band for the purpose of getting signers to restore him as a member in full fellowship here, and as they are going secretly among his few followers to get them to sign it and send back to Indianapolis to prove him in good standing here. We wish it understood that this effort is only on the part of a few, and not the full band. And we can not restore him until he makes full confession of the wrongs he has done us, and proves himself a Christian, by an upright walk.

When the, or any one else wants to be recommended by our band, he must furnish the leader and secretary of the band the evidence of true holiness, and receive a regular letter from us.

We ask of you to make a note in your paper, so as to prevent imposition on the cause of Christ here and elsewhere.

Daniel M. Guy, Leader.
A. P. Viquesney, Secretary.


Coloma Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I write a few lines to the Trumpet. Praise the Lord for this full and free salvation, which I found in the blood of Jesus, by faith in our blessed Savior, who is able to save to the utter, most ad those that will put their whole trust in Him. Glory to God! I do know that Jesus saves me just now. Praise His holy name! I all kept by the sanctifying power of God, through the truth, and His Word is truth. “Sanctify them through Thy truth, Thy Word is truth.” John 17:17. Praise Jesus! He says in the 19 ver. of the same chapter, “And for their sakes I sanctify myself that they also might be sanctified through the truth.” And again we find in Heb. 2:11.. “For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one, for which cause ho is not ashamed to call them brethren.” Praise Jesus! May God bless all the dear saints, and all the Trumpet readers, and may God help us all to fight against the devil. O I do thank God that I am free from all sects and isms.

“Oh Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand.”

There are some people here that are wearing the robe of self-righteousness, to deceive us. But praise God! the Word says, “by their fruits ye shall know them.”

From your brother in the love of Jesus, saved and kept by the power of God each and every day. Tray for me and my companion that God may lead and guide us in the way of all truth. Amen!

William Vancamp.

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THIS convocation of the saints of the Most High God, will begin at Williamston Ingham Co. Mich., September 24th. Let all the beloved brethren and sisters in the Lord come that can. The little ones are willing to provide homes for all, so far as they can, during the assembly. But that they may also have the benefit of the meetings, it is well for the saints to bring necessaries, with thim, where they can. Williamston is 14 miles east of Lansing on the Detroit Lansing and Northern R. R.

We expect a time of God’s mighty power. Let all come together in the Spirit, and in much assurance. Let all be ready for a forward march in the high and holy way, a more perfect infilling and development of the infinite grace and gifts of the Almighty Jesus. We expect those heaven inspired singers from the west part of the state, and else where. O the glory of this music. Let it thunder in Williamston.





SISTER Annie Vise near Butler Pa. died June 20, 1885. She had been a member of the U. P. sect for a number of years, but changing her residence she then joined the M. E. sect yet without salvation, no rest for her distressed, soul. Last fall, while we were holding meetings there we visited her and found her anxious to hear the truth, and she at once gave her self to the Lord and was saved.

Around her shone a glorious light;
Of beaming glory, golden rays.
Dispelling all sectarian night;
Joining now in endless praise.

The last three hours she lived she spent in exhortation and testifying of the great salvation.

G. T. Clayton.



London Globe.


SOME body has unearthed an old prophesy for the year 1886 of a decidedly uncomfortable nature. It appears that in the church of Oberemmel, near the city of Treveri, in Germany, there is a stone tablet some centuries old, on which is cut the prophetic verse — in prose it may be rendered: “When Mark shall bring us Easter, and Anthony shall sing praises at Pentecost, and John shall swing the censer at the feast of Corpus Domini, then shall the whole earth resound with weeping and wailings.” Now it so happens that next year Easter falls on St. Mark’s Day, Pentecost on that of St. Anthony of Padua, and the Corpus Domini comes on St. John the Baptist’s Day, June 24. Here, then, are the first conditions of the prophesy fulfilled. And really if the cyclones and earthquakes and epidemics, and “wars and rumors of wars” of the years 1882 3-4-5 are to be eclipsed, the prospect is not an agreeable one.


We know nothing about the reliability of the above piece of information; but one thing is certain that all prophesy look to perilous times, distress of nations, men’s hearts failing for fear, and for looking after those things that are coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. These signs and wonders, and general disturbances of the physics and moral elements of this world, are connected with the return of the Jews to Jerusalem, and the gathering of God’s holy remnant by the angels that go forth with a great sound of a trumpet. Both of which events are present facts in this world, so according to prophesy we may look for perilous times. You see beloved that the worldly papers admit that the last four years have been unusually perilous, and disastrous, this is according to what we may expect, only that it will grow worse and worse, until God will have to cut the days short, or no flesh be saved. But for the elect’s sake they shall be shortened.

Praise God! the holy saints are ready for any providence of God. Nothing shall by any means hurt them. Hallelujah!




DEAR BRETHREN: — I feel led of the Lord to give in my testimony for the glory of God. I was an opposer of the doctrine of holiness, and trying to find Scripture to condemn the doctrine, God told me through a vision the Scripture I wanted to find to condemn the doctrine was outside the Bible. Yielding to the blessed will of my Father, I was converted Jan the 28th 1885. I never requested any one to pray for my sanctification, nor did I pray for it although I prayed that God might lead me any way that would give me more power. How strange it was, it was so plain. I expected at once and quickly the fire consuming the dross. I was made to rejoice as I never did before, was sanctified while riding along the road in earnest prayer to God. Praise His name forever! He has been so kind to me, Oh what rich blessings He has given me.

Instead of punishing me as I justly deserved, He brought me out of darkness into His marvelous light, and placed my feet on the solid Rock, where I ever expect to keep them by His help. Praise the Lord! my name is registered in heaven, in the Lamb’s book of life. Hallelujah! the Lord is leading me along gloriously, by visions and dreams and His Holy Spirit. I am becoming more settled on the Word. Praise God! How God convinced me that fasting was according to His will, was through a vision, I thought I was in a large crowd of people in the night and I cast my eyes heavenward and saw five moons darting back and forth past each other. Calling the attention of the people to what I saw, they began to fall on their knees, some praying some shouting and some crying; a terrible time indeed. They asked why I was so calm when the end of time was at hand? I told them I didn’t care much, thought I was about ready to go, then asking me if I had been living up to all the light God gave me, I told them I thought I had; have you been fasting? I answered no. They told me that was one thing I had left undone that I must do. Praise the Lord! I am now a believer in fasting. Well I thought when I had salvation that I would have no trials or persecutions: but God in His mercy showed me in a vision that the nearer I get to heaven the more persecution I would have. In a vision I thought I tied up a large bunch of stock fodder in a rope, as much as I could carry, so going along I came to a ladder that reached up very high and almost perpendicular. I had to climb up this ladder with my fodder, and on top was a platform. I began to climb upward with my load. I gained rounds tolerably easy on the start, but the higher I got the greater the burden; but God’s Word says “my grace is sufficient.

At times it seemed almost impossible to gain another round; but after gained I would rest on the Word. I began to get very high: so high I was afraid to look back for fear of falling, “remember Lot’s wife.” I knew if I fell great would be the fall. Praise God! I am founded on the solid Rock, and not on the sand. So I kept my eye of faith on Jesus, struggling to gain higher rounds. At times it seemed that I would have to let go, and fall; but some one would tip the end of the fodder.

The Word says “bear ye one anothers burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

So praise the Lord, forever! I at last reached the top of the ladder, which let me into heaven, where the Word says we can rest from all our labors.

O how happy was my rest, my soul says praise the Lord for pardoning love, sanctifying grace, and healing faith, and the “faith once delivered to the saints.”

Set free, and in the only Church, never to be bound down by human creeds. The Lord called me out of the Campbellite sect, and I obeyed the call and am a free man. Your brother saved.

C. C. Kenedy.

Vichy Springs, Mo.


Battle Greek, Mich.

Dear Brethren: — Praise the Lord for the full and free salvation, He has purchased for us with His own precious blood. That blood cleanses me from all sin just now, and sanctifies me wholly. Yours saved, Clara Thomas.

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AFTER the meeting at Sandy Lake. we went to Crawford Co. Pa., the adjoining Co. north, and held a Grove meeting. The power of the Lord was there from the beginning of the meeting. Soon souls came to the after for the glorious fullness of the “blessing of the Gospel of Christ.” There was considerable rain, and weather cold, which prevented many from attending. But the Lord was with us in each service. Several were saved, others much advanced in the way of holiness. A great multitude of people heard the Word of God on the Sabbath day. There are very dear and precious saints in this place. God bless them! O what precious love and fellowship between our hearts. There were many who received the truths and we expect will soon be saved. From there we went about 16 miles southwest, to the village of Fairfield, where a Grove meeting had been announced in a beautiful grove owned by our dear sister Maskrey’s husband. Our kind friend Mr. Maskrey, though not saved, took much interest in preparing the grove, and ministering to our needs, as also his whole dear family. God bless and reward them abundantly.

Soon after we got to their hallowed abode, it pleased the Lord to send abundance of rain, which continued some days, covering a part of the meeting time. But those days were made precious to our souls, and sacred to our memories by the gift of heavenly songs sent down to us by the Holy Spirit. O praise the name of Jesus! He gave us more than usual inspiration in writing sacred hymns, and Bro. and sister Fisher, seemed to catch tunes from the glory world to suit the words. One instance when the Spirit flashed a glorious tune in Bro. Joseph’s mind, the very presence of God seemed to come right down and filled the room where we were sitting — O wonderful, wonderful power; it went like a shock of heaven all through our bodies, and souls. Glory to the King eternal, invisible, immutable.

Another instance, God began to give us some beautiful verses during the night. At noon when we came together at the table, Bro. Joseph said the Lord had just given him another precious tune. We drew from our pocket our hymn, just completed, and the new tune was exactly suited to the words, and sentiment, in every respect. Praise the Lord! “This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.”

The Lord cleared away the clouds, and showers in His good time, and we began the meeting in the name of the Lord. Congregations were small at first because of the wetness. On Sabbath Sept. 13; the Lord gave us a good day, and a large congregation came together to hear the Word of God. The Spirit of the Lord was on us to preach His awful truth. The people generally received the Word. But some poor sectarians were greatly tormented by the vials of God’s wrath poured out upon the works of the devil. If they did not liberally “gnaw their tongues for pain,” they did most vehemently chew their tobacco, hoping thereby to counter act the doses of divine truth they had to swallow. But the tobacco god railed them, and some went away muttering. But as it was in the days of Christ “the common people heard Him gladly.” Many endorsed the true Word of God, and there is a desire that we should come back and hold protracted meetings in that country.

After closing the services, we accompanied some saints to Clark Station, ready to take the train in the morning. A prayer meeting having been announced at a brother’s house, the house was filled, and the Spirit of the Lord moved us again to preach the Word of God to them.

The next day we all came together as far as Cleveland O., where we bade each-other adieu. Dear Bro. and sister Fisher taking the boat for Detroit, thence home, while we came to Jerry City Ohio, to the assembly. “O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and: for His wonderful works to the children of men.” We have arrived safely, and greeted the beloved saints once more in the name of the Lord. Praise the living God for His constant care and protection, and all His manifold blessings. Truly He maketh our heart as a watered garden, and giveth us all things richly to enjoy through Christ Jesus, to whom be glory forever. Amen!


Vichy Springs Mo.

Dear Brethren: — The Lord has been giving a glorious victory in these parts, and the saved ones enjoy it very much. Believers have been edifies backsliders reclaimed, some converted, and a number sanctified. We closed a meeting at the Miles school house north of St. James on the 9th. Repairing to Clear Creek. The Lord gave us a hallelujah baptizing demonstrated by shouting in the water and on the bank. Each one that was baptized got the witness of the Spirit to God’s approval and came out praising God. It seemed hard to get the people started from the baptizing. Some got new light on baptism.



Maple Rapids, Mich.

Dear Brethren in Christ: — I do thank God this morning for full salvation in my soul, through the blood of Jesus Christ my Lord, who causes us to triumph in Him and rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. As it is written, “Therefore in their land, (spiritual Canaan, or holiness.) they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them,” and Jesus says, “Your joy no man taketh from you.” Praise God! my joy is full and running over. “So if now my soul doth boast, it is of the Holy Ghost, and my Jesus who so fully saveth me.”

I Praise God for the way He has led me since the Camp meeting in Gratiot Co. I told the brethren that if the Lord will, I would be at the Payne Ohio meeting, but the Lord had work for me in this place. Over Sabbath, Aug. 9, we had meeting at Bro. John Lyon’s which was attended with the power of God. While preaching the Word of God, backsliders and sinners were melted to tears, and professors saw that they came short of a full consecration. After a few spirited testimonies, we invited them to Jesus. Five got down before God, some for pardon, others for a clean heart. They did not all get through, but they that did not, promised to seek until they find. Last Sabbath we had meeting at the same place. As we gave the invitation, we sang, “Come home poor sinner,” which penetrated one poor soul that was in deep conviction. In awful agony of soul for her many sins, she knelt down and in tears cried out to God for mercy. She and another unsaved soul, gave their all to Jesus, and were sweetly saved by His blood.

O how my heart does melt this morning with the love of God that floods this earthen temple. Last week we were invited to hold a meeting in the Grange hall, about six miles from here. The Spirit of God in our hearts said go. So we gave out meeting for Sabbath night, and we went in the name of Jesus, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. We delivered the truth to the people in love, and in power, which took effect. I never saw such a stirred up mass of people since I have been saved. The most of them were professors, but the Spirit showed us that not one was saved. They all clamored for their sin and sects. All who love sin are sinners.

Your Bro. saved by the blood, and kept by the power of Christ.

Samuel Speck.


Geneva Center Mich.

Dear Brethren: — May God bless you all with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus, and also all the readers of the Trumpet. We are saved this morning, with the old prophetic fire in our soul. Hallelujah to God for eternal salvation, full of glory.

Praise God forever and ever! Amen! The work of the Lord is moving on in these parts. Souls are being saved wherever we go, in spite of the terrible oppositions. Aug. 8 and 9, we held a meeting two miles and a half south of Covert. We were there Saturday night and Sabbath. The saints of the Most High from Covert and vicinity, also Bro. Michels met with us in the name of our God, and the power of His Christ. O what a holy Divine presence filled the house. As the singing commenced, God began to pour His Spirit upon us, and shouts filled the air. Praise the Lord O my soul! Bro. Frank Smith was “prostrate with the mighty power of God during most of the meeting, which called forth dark remarks from those that reside in babylon, and sit in darkness. Praise God for victory!

Sabbath at 2, P. m., we met again. The house was filled to overflowing. Seats were brought in until every vacant place was filled. O how the Lord of hosts did baptize His little ones with the Holy Spirit, and with fire. Praise God! He filled us with the Word, and we spake to the people about two hours and a half, showing them the necessity of having on the wedding robe when the Lord shall call for them. After which we had testimony. O how God did use this witnesses. Hardened sinners sat, spell bound in tears. A few of God’s little ones began to shout in the Spirit, when some began to run from the house looking as though the day of judgement had come. We sat out the mercy seat, and eleven souls gave them selves to Jesus. Some received the witness of the Spirit to entire sanctification, and their faces sparkled with the glory of the Sun of reghteousness. Praise God forever! Amen!

Last Lord’s day we held a meeting in Allegan Go. After services we went to the water, where fire followed the steps of our Savior, and were immersed. O hallelujah! how the glory of God filled our, and their souls. No one knows the glory and blessings of Christ’s ordinances, but those that follow Him in them. In the evening we met at Bro. Shaffer’s for prayer meeting, where two were converted, and two wholly sanctified. Praise God forever! Amen! Next Saturday and Sabbath I go about ten miles north of Kalamazoo Mich. to commence a meeting. They have written for me three times, and I feel led to go. Pray for us, and send us some Trumpets for the people.

Your Bro. and companion in the kingdom and patience of Jesus.

W. B. Grover.


Maple Rapids Mich.

Dear Brethren: — Praise the Lord! This morning finds us well and saved, rejoicing in the Lord. Praise His holy name forever! Bro. and sister Smith from Williamston are here with us laboring for the Lord. O praise the Lord! Sunday we had a wonderful outpouring of the Holy Spirit. O how the Lord baptized our souls, what sweet fellowship we had with the dear saints, how the Spirit flowed from heart to heart. I do thank God for sending Bro. and sister Smith here, he has preached four sermons with the love of God, and does not shun to declare the whole counsel of God. There has none made a start yet, but believe some will be saved. O pray for us, that the Lord will save some precious souls. May God bless you all and keep you saved. Amen! I am saved and wholly sanctified forever-more. Amen!

Lodema A. Lyon.



ABOUT this time also, the beloved disciple of Jesus, John the apostle and evangelist, still surviving, governed the Churches in Asia, after his return from exile on the island, and the death of Domitian. But that he was still liying until this time, it may suffice to prove, by the testimony of two witnesses. These, as maintaining, sound doctrine in the Church, may surely be regarded as worthy of all credit: and such were Ireneus and Clement of Alexandria. Of these, the former, in the second book against heresies, writes in the following manner: “And all the presbyters of Asia, that had conferred with John the disciple of our Lord, testify that John had delivered it to them; for he continued with them until the times of Trajan.” And in the third book of the same work, he shows the same thing in the following words: “But the Church in Ephesus also, which had been founded by Paul, and where John continued to abide until the times of Trajan, is a faithful witness of the apostolic tradition.” Clement also, indicating the times, subjoins a narrative most acceptable to those who delight to hear what is excellent and profitable, in that discourse to which he gave the title, “What rich man is saved?” Taking therefore the book, read it where it contains a narrative like the following: “Listen to a story that is no fiction, but a real history handed down and carefully preserved respecting the apostle John. For after the tyrant was dead, coming from the isle of Patmos to Ephesus, he went also; when called, to the neighboring regions of the Gentiles; in some to appoint bishops, in some to institute entire new Churches in others to appoint to the ministry some one of those that were pointed out by the Holy Ghost. When he came, therefore, to one of those cities, at no great distance of which some also give the name, and had in other respects consoled his brethren, he at last turned towards the bishop ordained, (appointed,) and seeing a you h of fine stature, graceful countenance, and ardent mind, he said “him I commend to you with all earnestness, in the presence of the Church and of Christ.” The bishop having taken him and promised all, he repented and testified the same thing, and then returned to Ephesus. The presbyter taking the youth home that was committed to him, educated, restrained, and cherished him, and at length baptized him. After this he relaxed exercising his former care and vigilance, as if he had now committed him to a perfect safeguard in the seal of the Lord. But certain idle, dissolute fellows, familiar with every kind of wickedness; unhapily attach themselves to him, thus prematurely freed from restraint. At first they lead him on by expensive entertainments. Then going out at night to plunder, they take him with them. Next they encourage him to something greater, and gradually becoming accustomed to their ways in his enterprising spirit, like an unbridled and powerful steed that has struck out of the right way, biting the curb, he rushed with so much the greater impetuosity towards the precipice. At length renouncing the salvation of God, he contemplated no trifling offence, but having committed some great crime, since he was now once ruined, he expected to suffer equally with the rest.

Taking, therefore, these same associates and forming them into a band of robbers, he became their captain, surpassing them all in violence, blood, and cruelty. Time elapsed, and on a certain occasion they send for John. The apostle, after appointing those other matters for which he came, said, “Come, bishop, return me my deposite, which I and Christ, committed to thee, in the presence of the Church over which thou dost preside.” The bishop at first, indeed, was confounded, thinking that he was insidiously charged for money which he had not received; and yet he could neither give credit respecting that which he had not, nor yet disbelieve John. But when he said, “I demand the young man, and the soul of a brother,” the old man groaning heavily and also weeping, said, “He is dead.” “How, and what death?” “He is dead to God,” said he. “He has turned out wicked and abandoned, and at last a robber; and now, instead of the Church, he has beset the mountain with a band like himself.” The apostle, on hearing this, tore his garment, and beating his head with, great lamentation, said, “I left a fine keeper of a brothers soul! But let a horse now be got ready, and some one to guide me on my way.” He rode as he was, away from the Church, and coming to the country, was taken prisoner by the outguard of the banditti. He neither attempted, however, ot flee, nor refused to be taken; but cried out, “For this very purpose am I come;| conduct me to your captain.” He, in the mean time stood waiting, armed as he was. But as he recognized John advancing towards him, overcame with shame he turned about to flee.

The apostle, however, pursued him with all his might, forgetful of his age, and crying out, “Why dost thou fly, my son, from me, thy father; thy defenceless aged father? Have compassion on me, my son: fear not. Thou still hast hope of life. I will intercede with Christ for thee. Should it be necessary, I will cheerfully suffer death for thee, as Christ for us. I will give my life for thine. Stay; believe Christ hath sent me.” Hearing this, he at first soped with downcast looks. Then threw away his arms; then trembling, lamented bitterly, and embracing the old man as he came up, attempted to plead for himself with his lamentations, as much as he was able; as if baptized a second time with his own tears, and only concealing his right hand. But the apostle pledging himself, and solemnly assuring him, that he had found pardon for him in his prayers at the hands of Christ, praying, on his bended knees, and kissing his right hand as cleansed from all iniquity, conducted him back again to the Church. Then supplicating with frequent prayers, contending with earnest fastings, and softening down his mind with various consolatory declarations, he did not leave him as it is said, until he had restored him to the Church.

Affording a powerful example of true repentance, and a great evidence of a regeneration, a trophy of a visible resurrection.”

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“BEWARE lest ye being led astray with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.” These were the words of warning, written by the Apostle St. Peter, to the brethren scattered abroad, endeavoring to stir them up, that they might “have these things in rememberance, knowing that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, even as there shalt be false teachers among you, who shall privily bring in damnable heresies, and many shall follow there pernicious ways.” 2 Pet. 2:1, 2. and 3:3. The Apostle John says, “Try the spirits, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Now, how shall we try them? The only infalible rule is the Word of God, which agrees with the Holy Spirit, and not with the spirit of error. And as the Scriptures are of no private interpretation, 2 Pet. 1:20, 21, we must possess the Holy Spirit in order to correctly interpret the same. The Apostle Paul declares that no man can say experimentaly that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. 12:3. The Holy Spirit does not speak of Himself, He lifts up Christ; and so does that person who possesses the Holy Spirit. But those who possess the spirit of error, or sin, lift up themselves or their sinful experience, and draw away disciples after them. But the Savior says, Every plant that my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up, and if the blind lead the blind they shall all fall into the ditch. Matt. 15:13, 14. Now that person who excuses and paliates sin, is a false teacher, and a sinner in the sight of God, and all who make a profession of salvation, and clamor for sin, are themselves sinners, and are on their way to perdition. Now I wish to speak expressly of those, and for those, who are being led astray by this daminable doctrine of the devil. I am sorry to hear that brother Chester G. Pierce, of Coloma persists in poisoning the people with this erronions doctrine. All this is for the want of more salvation. If he were wholly sanctified to God, and cleansed from the sin that doth so easily beset him, he would not paliate sin, and tell the saints that when they testify to a sinless life, they commit sin. I know by positive contact with this Bro. that he has not the experience. Let us compare this doctrine of devils, with the Word of God. By their own words, they condemn themselves, and are be come their own judges, and are found sinners. What saith the Word of God. Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. John 8:34. If we are servants of sin we are free from righteousness. Rom. 6:20. Hence we are sinners and the end is death; but being free from sin we are servants of righteousness, and have our fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting life. Christ is our example, our life, our righteousness, our “all and in all.” And we “are complete in Him.” Hallelujah to His name! It is written as He that hath palled you, is holy, so be ye holy and He was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, He left us an example that we should follow His steps, 1 Pet, 2:21, 22. Christ says, “I am the Vine and ye are the branches” Paul says, If the root be holy..o are the branches, Jesus says, I am the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star. Rev. 22:16. Now we must be grafted into Christ, in order to be partakers of Christ and His righteousness, else we are not branches of the Vine. The Apostle says, “We are cut out of the Olive tree wild by nature, and grafted into a good Olive tree,” which is a figure of Christ the true Vine. Now the branch being cut off, or severed from the unrighteous tree, it can no longer partake of the life, or nourishment of it and bear its fruit. And being grafted into the good Olive tree, it depends on that tree for its mourishment, its life, the tree being good, it cannot bear evil fruit. Now this good tree is a symbol of Christ, the tree of life, the true Vine; we are the branches in Him. Now some may say the scion grafted in, will bring forth the same fruit. Not so with the Olive, a wild olive grafted into a good olive, will bear good olive berries; contrary to nature as the Apostle says. So we being grafted into Christ contrary to our nature; which is wild, or unrighteous, the purging blood and fire of the Holy Spirit, purges out the old nature leaving us “pure even as He is pure.”

Now how can we being grafted into Christ bear evil fruit? there is no unrighteousness in Him, we depend on Him for our life, our nourishment, and nutrition, in order to bear fruit; “as the branch can not bear fruit of itself, no more can ye, except ye abide in me,” said the Lord. John 15:4. The branch then must bear the same fruit as the tree, and nature of the same. All sin is therefore without the body of Christ, and is from without. And the Apostle Paul says, “If while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves are found sinners, is therefore, Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. O! may Cod open the eyes of the blind and give them the gift of His salvation, that they “may be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

If while we claim to be justified by Christ, we paliate sin, we hold up Christ as the minister of sin, and are found sinners and blasphemers in His sight. Let me beseech you my brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from such blasphemers, and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them. I will call further attention to the Scriptures in reference to the trees, and their fruits. I will give you the words of the Lord Jesus in the 12 Chap. of Matt. 33. He says, “Either make the tree good and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.” But some will say we cannot help but think evil, or have evil thoughts. Let us compare this saying with the Scripture. 35th ver. A good man out of the good treasuse of his heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.” Halleluiah to God! a good man has a good treasure in a pure heart, yea, “all the treasures, and riches of wisdom and knowledge, he is filled with all goodness. God fulfiling all the “good pleasure of His goodness in him, and the work of faith with power.” He is filled with that holy love that “thinketh no evil.” Neither can he be tempted with evil. Let us take the negative of those who possess the evil heart, and treasure.

From their heart proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, laciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. Mark 7:21.

These are the treasures of the evil heart. Thus we see all who clamor for sin, and say we cannot he free from sinful thoughts, they themselves are found to possess an evil heart, and are inners, and enemies of the cross of Christ. Such men look through evil eyes, and judge others by themselves, and seek to narrow down other persons experience to their own. “O ye hypocrites, how can ye being evil speak good things, ye generation of vipers how can ye escape the damnation of hell.” By the help of God we lay the axe to the root of such trees: and every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and east into the fire. Matt. 4:10.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. Matt. 7:16-l9. James says, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? can the fig tree, my brethren bear olive berries? cuher a vine figs? So can no fountain yield S.ut water and fresh, Praise God! Christ is the fountain to wash guilt and sin away, and from which proceedeth that pure river of the water of life, clear as crystal. There are none of the bitter waters of Marah: flowing from that fountain, but that which is sweet to the soul. Oh! the wretched deceitfulness of that heart which seeks to extenuate sin, in the face, of all this Scripture. I beseech, of you to repent from the evil of your ways. Seek, no longer to cover up, and fry to another your angry passions, and the sin in your hearts; you cannot smuggle your way into the kingdom, nor among the saints, they know you by those outbursts of anger, and headiness, when they kindly pointed out your errors, yon shamefully refused to hear the words of reason, and their entreaties in behalf of the truth.

Such persons are so hardened by the deceitfulness of the sin of their heart, that it is impossible for the Spirit of God to convict their conscience, for even their mind and conscience is defiled, and to them is nothing pure. O God! how long wilt thou suffer them? Such men can conscientiously, and willfully pervert the sacred Scriptures; they will deny that we can “be pure even as He is pure,” they say the personal pronoun He, does not refer to Christ, when the 2nd verse following, says He was manifested to take away our sins. Who was manifested to take away our sins if not Christ? Do not the Scriptures teach that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin. And that, “Every one that is perfect shall be as his Master, and “one is your Master even Christ.” And both He that, sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified are all of one. Heb. 2:11. And Jesus, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate; and that we might serve Him without fear, in holiness — and righteousness all the days of our life, and as He is so are we in this world.” And on the other hand again, “whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him.” And, “He that committeth sin is of the devil. And whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him; and he cannot sin because he is born of God.” 1 John 3:3-10.

“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 5: 28. In this the children of God, and the children of the devil are known, one sins, and the other does not. Here the Spirit of the Lord draws the line. Let us not waver though hull should belch forth from beneath, and the heavens roll together as a scroll, and the earth melt with fervent heat; the Word of the Lord endureth forever. Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house neither bid him God speed: for he that biddeth him God speed, is partaker of his evil deeds. 2 John 9-11.

Little children beware of them lest ye be led away with their error, and fall from your own steadfastness. Amen!





THE seventh year of the conflict against us was verging to its close, and the measures against us had gently and imperceptibly received a less afflictive aspect, and had now continued until the eighth year, when there was no small number of confessors collected in the copper mines of Palestine, and these were enjoying considerable freedom, so far as eyen to build houses for assembling together, then the governor of the province, a savage and wicked man, such indeed, as his acts against the martyrs proved him to be, came thither, and ascertaining the state of things and the manner of those that lived there, communicated the whole to the emperor and wrote against them whatever slanders he thought proper. Alter this, being appointed as superintendant of the mines, he divided, as if by imperial orders, the multitude of confessors info different bodies, and sent some to inhabit Cyprus, some to Libanus. Others he scattered into several parts of Palestine, and commanded them all to labor in different works.

Then selecting those that appeared to be pre-eminent among them, he sent them away to the commander of the forces there. Of these, two were Egyptians, bishops Peleus and Nilus, another was a presbyter, and a fourth added to these named Patermutinus, well known to all for his great benevolence toward all. These the commander, after demanding a renunciation of their religion, and not succeeding, committed to be consumed by the flames.

Others, again, had their lot cast there, in a separate place by themselves, as many of the confessors, as whether from age or blindness, or other infirmities of body, were exempt from performing labor. Of these, the chief was Silvanus, a bishop from Gaza, who presented a venerable example of genuine Christianity. This man, one might say, was eminent for his confessions from the very first day of the persecution, through the whole time, in a variety of conflicts, and was, reserved until that time, that this might be as the last seal of the whole conflict in Palestine.

With him were associated many from Egypt, among whom also was John, who in the excellence of his memory surpassed all of our time. He, indeed, had already before been deprived of his eyes, and had his foot destroyed with burning irons, like the others, on account of his confessions, yet although his sight was already destroyed, he had the red hot iron nevertheless applied to him; the butchers aiming at every display of cruelty, and inhumanity, and whatever was savage and brutal.

And as this man was such, one has no cause to wonder at his philosophical life and habits, as he appeared not so wonderful on this account, as from the excellency of his memory. He had whole books of the sacred Scriptures written, as the apostle says, not on tables of stone, neither on skins of animals, nor papers destroyed by moths and time, but on the tables of flesh, in the heart, in an enlightened soul, and the pure eye of the mind. So that whenever he wished to produce any passage, whether from the law, or the prophets, or the apostles, the historical parts or the Gospels, he could repeat and produce it as from a treasury of learning, whenever he pleased.

I confess that I myself was astonished when I first saw the man standing in the midst of a large multitude, and repeating certain parts of the holy Scriptures. For as far as I had opportunity only to hear his voice, I thought that he was reading as is usual in the congregations, but when I came near and saw the fact, all the others standing around, with their sound eyes, and him alone raising his mind and pronouncing without any artificial means, as a kind of prophet, and far surpassing those who were about in body, I could not but glorify and praise God. And indeed I seemed to behold an evident and solid proof of facts, that not he who appears in the external form is the real man, but in truth that which is in the soul and mind. For he, though mutilated in body, exhibited the greater excellence of power and virtue. But as to those already mentioned, who were living in a separate place, and were engaged in performing their accustomed duties, in prayer and fasting, and other exercises. God Himself condescended to grant them a salutary issue, by extending His right arm to help them.

The enemy, no longer able to bear them, armed with constant prayer to God, prepared to destroy and remove them from the earth, as troublesome to him.

God granted him, also, power to do this, that at the same time he might not be restrained in his determined wickedness, and they might now receive the prizes of their varied conflicts. Thus, then, the 39, at the command of the most execrable Maximums, were beheaded in one day.

And these were the martyrdoms exhibited in Palestine in the space of eight years, and such was the persecution in our day. It began, indeed, with the demolition of the Churches, and grew to a great height during the insurrections from time to time under the rulers. In these, many and various were the contests of the noble wrestlers in the cause of piety, who presented an innumerate multitude of martyrs through the whole province, among those from Lybia, and through all Egypt. Syria, and those of the east, round as far as those of the region of Illyricum.

For the countries beyond these, all Italy and Sicily, Gaul, and whatever parts extend towards the west, Spain, Mauritania, and Africa, as they did not experience the hostility of the persecution quite two years, very soon were blessed with the interposition and peace of God, as if His providence spared the simplicity and faith of these men. For that, indeed, which was never before recorded in the annals of the Romans, this first obtained in our day contrary to all expectation. The empire was divided into two parts during the persecution. Those in the one part enjoyed peace, whilst those brethren that inhabited the other, endured innumerable trials one after another. But as soon as the Divine favour prepared to display to us His kind and gracious care, then at length, also, our rulers themselves, through whom these wars were formerly waged against us, changing their mind in a most extraordinary manner, sounded a retreat, and extinguished the flame of persecution by kind ordinances and milder edicts. But we must not omit the recantation.

Eusebius’ Primitive Church history.


Lee, Mich.

Dear Brethren: — Find enclosed 50cts. for the Trumpet. My testimony is that I am saved, and sanctified, and kept by the power of God through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Praise the Lord for such a salvation, that preserves us from all sin and unrighteousness. Praise God! I have victory over the beast and his image. Glory to God! It is all glory in my soul since I got out of babylon. I am how just where God wants me to be. I know the Lord loves me; because the world hates me now. While in babylon I was loved by the world. Praise the Lord! I do not want to be loved by the world, but by my God and Savior. My treasure is above, my name is written there, and by the grace of God I expect to enjoy the inheritance reserved for the sanctified. Glory to His name! Your brother in Christ.

Emery W. Dokey.



WOMAN occupies a conspicuous place in the primitive church. This will be evident if I simply mention some of the feminine names which appear in the New Testament records: Anna, Apphia, Chloe, Claudia, Damaris, Dorcas, Elizabeth, Eunice, Euodia, Joanna, Julia, Lois, Lidia, Martha, Mary of Bethany, Mary of Magdala, Mary of Nazareth, Mary of Rome, Mary the mother of Mark, Mary the wife of Cleophas, Persis, Phebe, Priscilla, Rhoda, Salome, Susanna, Syntyche, Tryphoena, Tryphosa, etc. Moreover, there are many women on whom the Lord bestowed signal favors, but whose names have not come down to us; for example, Peter’s mother in-law, the widow of Nain, the daughter of Jairus, the woman with the issue of blood, the Canaanite mother and daughter, the woman with the eighteen years’ infirmity. Once more, there are the many anonymous women who tried, in one way or another, to serve the Lord Jesus; for example, the woman-evangelist of Jacob’s well, the penitent adorer in Simon’s house, the widow with her two mites, Pilate’s wife, the wailing women on their way to Calvary, the praying women of the upper chamber, etc. Indeed, it may be doubted whether any secular history, so small as the four Gospels, was ever written, in which the womanly element so largely prevails, as in the life of Jesus the Christ.

Nor is this surprising. For, first, woman’s distinctive temperament makes her, if I may so say, a natural believer in Jesus Christ. He is emphatically “the seed of the woman.”

“Not she with traitorous kiss her Savior stung,
Not she denied him with unholy tongue;
She, while apostles shrank, could danger brave,
Last at his cross, and earliest at his grave.”

Secondly, woman owes an incalculable debt to Jesus Christ. His birth marks the turning-point in woman’s history. Hitherto, as in heathen countries to thin day, she had been the victim of man’s caprice, cruelty, lust, scorn, and tyranny. Even the Hebrews themselves, although taught from the beginning to reverence woman, had been wont to regard her as man’s handmaid, rather than his equal; in fact, a Jewish morning prayer prescribes that a man shall bless God for three things, namely, that he was not born a Gentile, a slave, or a woman. But when the fullness of the time came, and God sent forth His Son to be born of a woman, as well as under the law, then was woman herself emancipated, and restored to her paradisal equality with man. Henceforth, at least in the realm of the spiritual life, there was to be neither Jew nor Greek, neither bond nor free, neither male nor female; for all are one in Christ Jesus. It has been so ever since; wherever Jesus Christ has been best known, there woman has been most honored. Woman, let me repeat, owes everything to the Son of Mary.

Dr. G. D. Boardman, in S. S. Times.





IN view of the small number of the saints at Hunnewell Mo., and the failure of the crops, the Brethren feel unable to sustain a camp meeting at the present time. So have written to us to postpone the meeting until the Lord shall bless them with the means. We pray God to bless, and favor those dear saints, and help them to stand fast in the faith. We hope in the near future to come to them and hold a meeting. If the brethren in Iowa desire us to come and hold a meeting there, the time could be changed to the time of the Missouri meeting, which was to commence Oct. 9th, and continue as the Lord wills. Let us hear from you shortly.



The Jewish World states that a constant stream of Jews from Russia and Roumania is flowing into Palestine.

We are told that there are signs among the Jews of Continental Europe of a movement som what in the direction of Christianity. The Independent remarks that the latest indication of this kind is the appearance of a new political and literary paper in Vienna, published in Hebrew, and called Ha Kol (The Voice), which takes a decidedly friendly position toward Christianity in this burning question. On the other hand, the ultras among the Israelites are beginning to publish words of warning, and are hoisting the danger signals. In the whole Jewish world of Europe, especially in the Eastern countries, there is a fermentation going on, which Christians should watch with interest. — Central Prest’n.

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Latty Ohio.

Dear Brethren: — And readers of the Gospel Trumpet, to you I send greeting. “Elect according to the fore-knowledge of God the Father, through sanctification or the Spirit unto obediance and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: grace unto you and peace be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefined, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for us who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.” Praise the Lord, O my soul! for “we are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, and are built upon, the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornet stone, in whom all the building fitly framed together, groweth into an holy temple in the Lord, in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

“For we are members of His body of His flesh and His bones.” “And He is the head of the Body the Church who is the beginning, the First-born from the dead, that in all things He might have the preeminence.” “But ye are come unto Mount Sion and unto the city of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company af angels, to the general assembly and Church of the First Born which are written in heaven.”

O  She’s the lovely Bride of Jesus;
Her glittering robes out-shine the Sun,
She’s garnished with all gems most precious
And soon the Bridegroom He will come.


Beloved, we have escaped all the sect drags of babylon. Glory! Glory!! Glory!!! be to God forever and ever and ever!

Please send me 50 or 100 back numbers of the Trumpet by return mail. I am to start south on a tour Wednesday or Thursday, and want to have some Trumpet’s with me.

Your brother saved, sanctified, and on the sea of glass mingled with fire, having the harp of God.

J. N. Howard.


Whiteoak, Texas.

Dear Brethren: — Enclosed find $1 00 for the Gospel Trumpet. I like to read it better than any paper I ever saw; though

I  belong to a sect. But I have long been satisfied that sects are not Churches, and therefore are many. I read the Trumpet, and then give it to some one else to read.

There are but few in these parts that believe in sanctification, or healing by faith. A true friend.

J. F. Youngblood.


Soldiers Home, Bath, N. Y.

Dear Brethren: – I have received the Gospel Trumpet, please find enclosed $2, 00 for the same, I can not afford to do without the Trumpet.

Dear brethren in Christ, I belong to Jesus, and He blesses me wonderfully.

Nothing shadows or dims His glory in my soul. My trust is all in Christ, He leads me by still waters, and into green pastures.

I love to do His will. His blessed holy Spirit helps me mount higher than carnal things of earth. I am kept out of self, into God I let my Father do every thing that pleases Him, for I am His, to be used as He will. Glory be to His name for ever and ever!

Your brother, saved by the blood of Christ to the uttermost.

Josiah Reed.


Maple Rapids, Mich.

Dear Brethren: — Inclosed you will find $1.00 to pay for the Gospel Trumpet, which the Lord gave me strength to earn with my own hands. Praise His holy name! I would like to have met with the beloved saints at the camp meeting in Gratiot Co. had God’s providence permitted; but He kept me sweetly saved all the time, and my Spirit was with you and my prayers were offered up to our heavenly Father for the work there, O glory to God, for His blessed Spirit that binds the hearts of saints so close together. O my soul is so full of the glory of God just now. I must shout hallelujah to God and the Iamb for ever! O praise His holy name! I thank

God for the privilege of seeing some of the dear saints up at Bro. John Lyons’, Bro. and sister Smith from Williamston. and Bro. Sammy Speck. Praise the Lord! they were filled with the Spirit and love of God, and “spake as one having authority, and not as the scribes and pharisees.”

We we re somewhat disappointed in not seeing Bro. and Shier Fisher, for our heart longs to see them; but the will of God be done. If we meet no more on earth may we all meet in heaven. By the grace of God I will meet you there, where we will never part. I am glad to see Bro. Knapp so gloriously saved. Last Sunday night he preached at our school-house: he does not shun to declare the whole counsel of God, and is not afraid to lift up holy hands in the sanctuary and bless God. I believe he will be a power in the hands of God. He is against old sect babylon.

The saints are all very much strengthened here by the camp meeting in Gratiot Co. We expect some of the dear saints from Essex to-morrow, and a wonderful outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Bro. Knapp will preach again at the Island school-house tomorrow, if the Lord wills. May the Lord keep, bless, and strengthen you, and fill you all with all the fullness of God, and preserve you blameless until the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

O  how sweetly Jesus whispers;
Follow me, thou needst not fear,
I will never never leave Thee,
O I always will be near.

O my blessed loving Jesus,
I will gladly follow Thee;
For Thy precious love hath bought me,
Glory! Glory!! I am free.

O dear brethren let us trust Him,
He calms each tempest ocean wave,
O my blessed loving Jesus
Thou do’st always always save.

Your sister saved and wholly sanctified to God forever.

Lodema A. Lyon.


Fulton Ont.

Dear Brethren: I have been thinking for some time about writing and asking you the question if ever the thought came into your minds of visiting Canada? If so, I want to tell you there is plenty of work: the harvest is great, and the laborers are few. The enemy of all good, is doing great harm, souls are perishing all around for want of real Shepherds to lead the sheep out of the mists and fogs of error, and superstition, into the green pastures of the glorious Gospel of our blessed Lord and Master. A few are doing what they can, and praying the Lord of the harvest to raise up, or send us help, for we need it; God knows we have been toiling in rowing, and the winds have been contrary to us.

Am pleased for a good religous paper like the Trumpet, it is getting better. Its testimonies have a clear ring in them; how refreshing to one who is tired, to have a resting spell, or if hungry and thirsty, to have something to eat and drink. Well I am one of the number that know what it is to be tired. I have been in a good many battles, and been wounded a great many times, and when ready to faint, went to God for help, and have received it in various ways: and one way has been through the Gospel Trumpet. While reading the different experiences, they have a source of great consolation and strength. When the paper comes, I say, “now for a good fellowship meeting:” one brother way off in some part of the states gives in his testimony that he is all for Jesus, and means to keep on this line until death shall reveal the glory of what grace has begun. Then a sister bears testimony to the same. And by the time the brothers and sisters get all through, I am laughing, crying, or shouting and praising God, that He has a people in the earth who have a mind to serve Him. I felt a real desire to be in the camp meeting, but did not see my way clear. There is so much to do in the vineyard over here, but my prayers went up for the work and workers, and I was glad to read of the glorious success.

Think over this matter and if you realize it to be in God’s order, come and welcome. You will write and let me know and I will give you further particulars.

Yours in christian fellowship.

Mrs. Eli White.


Urbana Kan.

Dear Brethren: — I received your kind letter some days ago. I feel led by the blessed Holy Spirit to write you a few lines in answer, and also to let you know the blessed Lord still greatly blesses me, is very kind to me, praise His holy name! Your kind letter found us all well, praise His holy name! May this find you filled with the Holy Ghost, and all on fire for God. God’s band met yesterday at four o’clock. We had a glorious time, praise the Lord forever! God wonderfully baptized us yesterday with the holy fire. Glory to God for full salvation! O dear brethren bow I would love to see you. God bless you and keep you full. I am sure we have fellowship in the Spirit, although far off, you are near me while I write these few lines. I love you with a pure heart fervently. Glory to the Triune God! We are one, praise the Lord! how those words thrill my soul with joy unspeakable and full of glory, hallelujah to God! we are one, O blessed union that our souls do hold. Day by day we walk together, praise His holy name! I know we are one even as the Father and Son are one. Praise His name! O how I would love to see you. How I love God’s true people. I do believe and feel by the Spirit, that you are the true people of God. God bless you all at the Trumpet Office. May the Lord be with you all and keep you straight for His glory. I do praise God for the Trumpet. There is no paper comes in my house that is so welcome.

Pray for me. I am sanctified wholly just now! Amen!

John P. Haner.


Lafayette, Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I praise God this morning tor a present salvation. My soul is filled with praises to my God. He has saved me from sin, and has sanctified my soul. I have victory in my soul, and if I do boast, it is of the Holy Ghost. Praise the Lord! I am walking in the light as God gives it to me. I have had the glory in my soul ever since the camp meeting. I praise God for all things in adveisity as well as in prosperity. We had a glorious meeting here, at the Zimmerman school-house Saturday, and Sabbath: it was a real pentecostal meeting. Praise the Lord! I am kept by the power of God through faith, ready to be revealed in the last time. I can say that God saves and sanctifies me just now. You will find enclosed $1.00 for the TRUMPET. I love to read the testimonies of God’s saints. Pray for me, your Bro. in Christ.

E. A. Guthrie.


Wabash Ind Sept. 6, 1885.

Dear Brethren: — May the Lord bless you abundantly is my prayer. My soul seems to say, “praise God from whom all blessings flow.” I have just finished reading the last Trumpet, and I find so much in it that is food for my soul. I am praising God for a full and complete salvation that saves me to the uttermost. Glory to God for perfect liberty in Christ alone! Oh, how wonderful it is what God can do for us when we become willing to let Him have His way with us. How I would love to meet with the dear saints once more, and mingle our voices together in songs and praises to God. I have not had the privilege of meeting with any of the saints since we came home from Bangor. After we came back from there, I went to meeting here several times, but there was not very much spirituality in them, and I felt like I was out of my place, and I have not gone for some time. Oh how blinded the poor sectarians are; how I do pity them, when I see them all cooped up in their sect pens and starving to death. Oh how I do praise God that he ever called me out of her, and adopted me into the family of God, the Church of the First-born whose names are written in heaven. If the Lord wills husband and I expect to go to the assembly at Beaver Dam, and I trust we will meet many of the dear saints whom we met at Bangor. Pray that the Lord will prepare the way for us, if it is His will for us to go. Pray for me that my faith fail not, that I may be kept in God’s order, ready to do His will at all times. Your sister saved and sanctified, ready to be revealed in the last day. Amen!

Mary E. Jeffrey.


Breedsville Mich.

Dear Brethren: I praise God this morning for a full and complete salvation, one that saves to the uttermost, and keeps me every day complete in Jesus O I praise God for his saving power. He has saved me from all sin, and this morning I am free in Jesus. I praise the Lord for the wonderful work that He has done in my soul, and for others around me. The lord does bless us so abundantly, for which He shall have all the praise forever and ever. O how the Lord did bless us last night at our little meeting.

Enclosed one dollar for continuance of the Trumpet; it is meat and drink, its precious truths are manna to our souls.

May the Lord bless and keep you, is the prayer of your Bro, and sister saved and sanctified.

John and Rosa Lee.


Kearney Mo.

Dear Brethren: My home is at Salisbury Mo.. I am engaged in salvation work here. Some dear souls are getting saved. The sect people are getting wonderfully stirred. By the help of God we are filling her cup double, and shouting glad hallelujah’s at her overthrow. O praise the Lamb of God forever and ever! Amen!

Dear brother I love you in the Lord, and would love to meet you. Bless God! This holiness movement is going on through for the glory of God.

Your brother saved.

D. M. Creighton.


Breedsville Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I feel led to let you know that we are still saved of God, ready to do His will at all times. Glory! Glory to His name for salvation full and free! O praise His name forever and ever for what He has done for me and mine since we gave Him our hearts! We are all given up to Him. Glory! Glory be to God! While we were sinners He called for us, and we heeded the call, and He saved us. Praise His name! We were at Bro. William’s on the 7th of Sept., and God gave me a message to deliver. Glory to God! deep conviction rested on the sinners. There were three at the altar and claimed pardon. Praise the Lord O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name! O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psa. 96:9.

Your brother and sister in Christ Jesus, saved by the blood of Jesus. Amen!

M. F. and R. A. Maddox.


Grand Junction Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I praise God for victory in my soul just now. I praise God for the wonderful goodness and mercy He has bestowed upon me. Praise the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Jesus is the Shepherd and He knows His sheep, and we all will follow. Praise the Lord! I never can praise Him enough for what He has done for me. Glory! glory!! glory to God for the fire and the Holy Ghost I feel in my soul! I am free from all the bands and straps of satan. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” I am saved from all sin, and sanctified wholly, praise the Lord!

From your sister in Christ.

Mary Misel,


Lacota Mich.

Dear Brethren: I am saved and sanctified this day. I do praise God that He ever called after me, and cleansed me from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. I  praise God that He took all apetite for tobacco and whiskey, and all desire to play cards and pool, away from me, and cleansed me from all unrighteousness. I do praise God for what He is doing in this place. He is leading His children more and more out in the light. We have glorious meetings at the Geneva Center school house. Glory to God for the power that is manifested among His children at this place, that causes them to leap and bound, and shout for joy. Glory to God in the highest!

“We are helping one another,
With an earnest will we try,
We are laying up our treasures,
In the sweet by and by.”

Your saved Bro. in Christ Jesus.

John Mcintosh.


Geneva Center, Mich.

Dear Brethren: I thank God this morning for salvation that I feel in my soul. Jesus gives me victory over the devil and all of his works. I am 12 years old, but the Lord blesses me day by day. I expect to start for Dakota to-morrow night, and I want you all to pray that God will keep me. I am saved and sanctified, washed and redeemed in the Saviours precious blood. I am determined to stand firm wherever I go. Pray for me. Your sister,

Matie Jane Myers.

Geneva Center Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I am a little girl nine years old, and I thank Cod that He ever called alter me. I am walking in all the light that God lets shine on my path way, and I am saved sanctified and washed in the precious blood of Jesus. I have many trials and temptations, but Jesus says, that we shall not be tempted more than we are able to bear, but with the temptation He will form a way for our escape. Your sister,

Clara M. Barner.


Geneva Genter Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I do praise the Lord for salvation that is so full and free: “for whom the son maketh free is free indeed.” I praise the Lord this morning that I am free, and have complete victory in my soul over the world the flesh and the devil. I received the Trumpet this morning, and it filled my soul to over flowing with the glory of God as I read it o’er and o’er. O how I praise God for ministers that set the whole country on fire where ever they go. I rejoice that my name is written in the Lamb’s book of life, and that I am dwelling under the Son of righteousness, and He is pouring His torrid rays into my soul. Praise His holy name forever and ever! I am saved and sanctified, and kept by the power of God; made white and tried. Pray for me. Amen!

Your sister,               

Emily Barner.


Koogle O.

Dear Brethren, and all followers of the meek and lowly Jesus: — Praise God, I am still alive, and am a living witness for my blessed Master, notwithstanding the efforts of satan to try to overthrow me, and claim me his own. He even prompted one of his own to throw up sanctification to me, and I owned that I was sanctified by the blood of Christ, and that if I would die today, I would go to heaven. Well I am willing to suffer for Christ’s sake, and stand the rebuffs of men, even if my name is cast out as evil. I have suffered every thing but death. O my God have mercy on the souls of those that persecute me. Jesus bore all our suffering in His own body on the tree. Well we are taught that many shall be tried and made white. We must bear the scoffs of men; we must bear the cross, if we expect to wear the crown.

I would like to have attended the meeting at Payne O., but our health would not permit. Pray for us in our afflictions. There is great ignorance or blindness in a great many people, by not comprehending the true light of the Bible. I was conversing with a person about sanctification, and find they generally take people’s opinions instead of searching the Scriptures. When I refer them to the Bible they are dumfounded, not thinking it reads as it does. Christ says, upon this rock I will build my Church. Man is not the builder as some suppose. The most preachers are after the fleece, consequently are bad shepherds, Jesus is able to keep us from falling, in Him do I put my trust. May the Lord keep all His followers, meek and low, and ever ready to work for the cause of Christ,

Your Bro. saved and redeemed through the blood of the everlasting Covenant.

James M. Ayers.


Archbold Ohio.

Dear Brethren: — The Lord bless you all. O I praise God for His blessing which I am receiving from His merciful hand. O I do wish the Lord would send some brother here that can talk German, and preach the true Gospel to us. There are a great many here that would like to here Bro. Warner preach and talk. When he was here I took him to see a sister in town, she sees altogether different than she did.

I send you a new subscriber.

Your Bro.,              

John Brodbeck.



Williamston Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I am saved and sanctified through the blood. Praise the Lord forever! Glory to God for full salvation, and sweet fellowship and oneness with Christ, and all the dear saints. O praise the Lord! He is wonderfully and gloriously saving and healing His people here in Williamston. O glory to God! “Mercy be unto you and peace be multiplied.” God bless you in all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. Amen!

Your sister saved, and sanctified through the blood of Jesus.

Mary E. Francis.

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