15 June 1886, Volume 8, Number 7.

Babylon’s Doom.


Let the Gospel Trumpet sound,
Over hill and valley clear,
Echoing the blessed Word;
Showing babylon’s sorrow near.

She has lived deliciously
But has crushed the helpless poor,
Still she walketh fearlessly,

Though her judgment’s at the door.

Ah! the host of murdered souls,
Ah! the Mood of murdered saints:
How the crimson torrent rolls.
Till the heart of mercy faints.

But we know her fearful doom,
Dreadful, dreadful! is her curse;
Ah! confusion cometh soon,
Queenly babylon, know thy worst.

Thou hast sat in queculy state,
But a widow thou shalt be;
Many for thy smiles did wait-
Now they wait thy shame to see.

Thou, thyself hast honored well,
Now thine own curse thou shalt be;
On thee, sits a blighting spell,
Deathless as eternity.

Thou shalt die, and none shall mourn,
Death and darkness wait for thee:
Of thy strength and beauty show,
Crushed and ruined thou shalt be.

All thy walls are crumbling down,
At thy gates thine enemy
Reaches toward thy starless crown;
Crownless soon thy head shall be.

Sect Religion is thy name,
But we call thee Babylon;
Or confusion, ’tis the same,
‘Tis the name thy deeds have won.

Know thy name, and know thy curse,
For thy pride shall slaughtered be;
Hell-doomed art thou, (thence thy birth),
Dark is thine eternity.

S. G. Odell.




WHAT is it that holds Christians together? Is it the organizations of men, or is it the love which Christ has for us, and commanded us to continue therein? An answer to the first part of the question is scarcely needed. Any one that will open his eves and look around him, will see and answer for himself. Look at the organized sects, or so called churches of to-day. Do they unite all Christians together in the unity of the faith, as Christ designed they should he? Or are they holding them in divisions, and compelling them to follow after certain creeds which prevent them from being one in Christ Jesus? O! may God give them repentance for this sin; for they know not what they do: for they mock God, in that they call their abominations, or organizations the Church. May they have their eyes opened to see and know that the Church is Christ, His own body. And He is the Head, (see Col. 1:18; Eph. 5:23.) and the body, (see Eph. 1:22, 23: 1 Cor. 12:27; Eph. 4:12; Col. 2:17..) and He is the foundation. (See 1 Cor. 3: 11; Matt. 16:18; 2 Tim. 2:19.) To be a member of Christ is to be a member of the Church, and to be in the Church is to be in Christ. And if we are in Christ, is not that sufficient? Or shall we mock Cod by joining a sect, and call that a Church? If we are Christians, then are we members of Christ and of the Church. “Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ?” “He that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit,” and “your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify Go in your body, and in your spirit which are God’s. – 1 Cor. 6:15, 17, 19, 20. Christ says in John 13:4—14 “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the Vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered; and men gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall he done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye he my disciples. As the Father hath loved me; so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy that be full. This is my commandment, you ye love one-another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you.”

We are back to love again, that great uniting element. We have seen that all sects and denominations are worse than useless to Christians. They are idols, set up by men and the devil, to counterfeit the Church of God. We have no Scripture authorizing the enrollment of names as members of the Church; but it teaches us that God adds to the Church those that receive Him. We enter not the Church through any door that man can open or close; but through Christ; for He says, in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.” Again, He says in Rev. 3:8, “Behold I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it.” I have heard preachers say, “I will now open the door of the church.” O! what a foolish expression for one who pretends to understand the Word of God! They can find nothing in the Bible that will permit them to say such a thing. If they would say I will now open the door to our sect pen, or denomination,” it would be the truth, and no deception, for they can open the door of their sect, but they can never open the door of the Church, neither can they close it. When we are horn of the Spirit then are we born into the Church. “Let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is horn of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one-another. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.” — 1 John 3d chapter. “Who is our brother if we must love him?

Is he one that belongs to the same sect or secret order that you do? Every one that is in Christ is our brother. Christ says in Matt. 12:50, “Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in Heaven, the same is our brother.” And in Matt. 23: 8, He says, “One is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.”

How much, and to what extent shall we love our brother? Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. — 1 John 3:16, 17, 18. “Beloved, let us love one another: for God is love; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is hive.” “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” – John 4:7, 8, 20, 21. Love is the greatest thing in existence! It is the very Spirit of God, for God is love. It is the great uniting and connecting link of all that is good. It makes husband and wife one flesh. It is the very essence of marriage, and I do not think God recognizes any marriage where love does not exist. Please read John 4:16-18. It makes a Christian of a man and unites him to Christ, and they become one, even as Christ and God are one. Christ says, – see John 17:20, – “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word: that they all may be one; as Thou, Father art in Me and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that Thou has sent Me. And the glory which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one.” “We see in Heb. 2:11, that “both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one.” Nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of Christ. See Rom. 8:35, 39. If love is so great, “let it be without dissimulation,” and “owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: thou strait love thy neighbor as thyself.” Let us be rooted and grounded in love, walk in love, as Christ has loved us, speaking the truth in love.

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. — Col. 3:12-15.

Praise God for thin pure love of God sent down from Heaven into my heart, which binds all the true saints of God into one.

Your Bro. saved in Jesus.

E. G. Wickersham.




Rome City, Ind.

Dear Loved Ones: — I do praise the dear name of the Lord Jesus, that He is the same yesterday, to-day and forever. Oh how kind the Lord is to me!

My testimony is, and it is true, that the cancer which the Lord took off of my neck on the left side, below my ear, was there live years. On the 6th day of March, 1886 it commenced raging and eating, and about the 12th of March, began discharging. O! the pain no one but myself can tell. I asked the prayers of the dear saints, and glory be to God! He healed me, but not instantaneously, but took it all out in about live days. It was all done to the glory of God. Many unbelievers saw it, and gave me, as they thought, good advice, some would say go to this doctor, others, send to New York. After this miracle was done the people asked me questions as the pharisees did the blind man, they would ask, “what did you put on it? I told them the Lord healed it in answer to the prayers of God’s people. They marveled, and examined it and said truly it is healed.

Praise God’s holy name forever! I give God all the glory. It will he ten years in September since I first entered into rest, and the Lord healed me of phthisic, and cleansed me from the filth of tobacco. The Lord has been my physician all these years. I have not taken a drop of medicine in ten years. All glory and honor to His dear name! He saves me just now. I am free from babylon. My love to all the saints. O how I love to read the many witnesses in the Trumpet. Your Brother.

J. S. Smurr.



In one of our meetings, an old preacher arose, and expatiating upon Heaven, said, “And John saw the religious all up in Heaven, and there they were all washing their robes and making them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

The language at once portrayed to our mind the rediculous scene of all the saints under sweet balmy shade trees along the crystal river of life, with wash-tubs and wash-boards, and white soap bubble, engaged in washing their robes. But,

Wash-day never comes in Heaven, Nor the grace of God in hell; So plunge beneath the cleansing fountain While here below you dwell.


Pearl Pa.

Dear Brethren: I can say that Jesus has forgiven all my sins, but I cannot say that I am sanctified. By the grace of God I will press on until I am wholly sanctified, and will not stop short of it. Pray for me that I may ever follow Jesus and meet you all in Heaven. Your Bro.,

H. B. Bennett.



THE papers quite generally reported the following strange and portentous event that took place on Friday afternoon of March 19th 1886, in the town of Oshkosh Wis. Suddenly a thick darkness settled upon the city, which produced great consternation to the inhabitants thereof. All business was abandoned. Horses were afrighted and ran away, men and women screamed with dread and terror, many ran into their cellars, horror-stricken, thinking the day of judgment had come. After a lapse of ten minutes the strange phenomenon passed away in an eastern direction.

Similar events are frequently occuring, in divers places throughout the world. And the only reason that the world is generally ignorant of what is transpiring, is the fact that these signs in the Heavens and in the earth are so common that nothing scarcely excites much attention any more. Thus it is written, that in “the time of the end,” “many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” — Daniel 12.

Therefore as it was in the days of Noah, when they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, and they shall not escape.

Who can say that this very event, is not one of the signs of Christ’s near coming recorded in Luke 21:25, 26, and other Scriptures.

“And there shall be signs in the Sun, and in the Moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of Heaven shall be shaken.” — Luke 21:25, 26.

If the signs of Christ’s coming drive poor wretched sinners trembling into their cellars, will not His actual coming produce the following frantic scene?

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond-man, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” — Rev. 6:15-17.

Well we would say to all men, be ye also ready. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the Heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, and the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation, and godliness. Looking for, and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be dilligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” — 2 Pet. 3:10-14.





BY the name of Henry Devries, is passing around among the saints, claiming to be on the Bible line; but is without the fruits of the Spirit, and does not even exhibit good manners. This self-styled evangelist came to Battle Greek, and attempted to impose his services without so much as asking any counsel of the Church. And as they had no fellowship with him, they did not receive him. Therefore be sought and obtained the co-operation of some Free Methodists, and railed out against the saints. He is sailing on the high winds of self conceit, and bigotry.

He indirectly tried to use the influence of the saints in favor of his meetings. Advertising in one of the town papers, he said, “Rev. Henry Devries, the evangelist, will preach. It is claimed by those who have the meeting in charge, that all diseases can be cured by their ministrations.”

Now if he refered to himself, and the Free Methodists, he knew they possessed no such power. If he refered to the free saints of God, the only persons in that place that really possess the Bible healing faith, he knew very well that they had not his meeting in charge, and had good reason to believe that they would not even attend it.

So Mr. Devries has shown an unscrupulous craftiness to obtain hearers, and notoriety. The saints told him that he was not right, and that they had no fellowship with him. But he publicly berated them, saying they rejected him because he came not with good recommend from some man; whereas the only recommend he needs is the Spirit of God.

How sickening to see a young evangelical filibuster, announcing himself, “Rev. * * * the evangelist.” We do abhor all this abominable, God-dishonoring, selfworship reverence. Especially, when flourished by parties too ignorant to blush at their own ignorance. It looks as rediculous as the attempt of a chicken to crow when hardly out of the shell. We admonish all, if you wish to be respected, and tolerated by people of good sense, just keep all such prefixes off, until the fruits of your ministry have suggestad such a title in the minds of other people. And never, by any means, call yourself, or any one else Rev. which means reverent, and is only applied to the Deity.

If this unfledged evangelist will come down from his self-importance, and get the salvation and humility he needs, we will be happy to give him every encouragement in our power. Until then, we musthereby relieve the saints of the imposition of his highly conceited ministration.





DEAR BRETHREN: — I feel like thanking God publicly, through your worthy paper for His manifold mercies to a poor sinner as I was, when an active member of the church of Rome, — Yes, my Heavenly Father took me out, not only of Rome, but out of the hands of the devil, and brought me into the land of holiness, where there is no uncleanness, such as found in these sects, the daughters of babylon. Oh praise the name of my Savior forever and ever!

I was born, and lived an honest, earnest Romish life till two years ago. Last year providence permitted that I met brother P. A. Seguin in St Louis, Mo., where he lectured during eight days. I understood then perfectly well that it was not enough to become a Protestant — I understood that there was something far better — I understood that I had to be re-baptized, not with water, but with the fire proceeding from the Holy Ghost. Praise God forever! I have got it now, and He keeps me ever clean from all these stains of formalism.

I go to my Father, He comes to me, whenever I like. O what a wonderful religion this religion of Holiness! Yes, brethren, I have great reasons to shout Alleluiah to God! since I put my whole being on the altar of sacrifice, as I had been a devoted Roman Catholic, I have determined to go after the lost sheep. To-day I work with Bro. P. A. Seguin, whom your readers know already. I help him and his dear wife on the paper he publishes, and which has wrought already so much good among the Prench Catholics. But Bro. Seguin, as all the good disciples of Christ, has left all behind him, when he left his Romish priest-hood. He is deprived of this world’s goods. To-day, he is fighting a mighty battle against the sects. What will he, what shall we do, if those who have enjoyed the blessedness of holiness and who are enjoying also of these earthly goods, as stewards of the Lord, do not come to the rescue.

We trust in the Lord for our daily bread, we have it too, but there are multitudes which are deprived of the bread of life, and we cannon break it to them unless we have the means to do it. Oh what an amount of good could be realized each day among these poor deluded Romanists, if Protestants were faithful to their duties of rescuing the immortal, dying souls, and would sender a helping Land to such devotees of Christianity, as brother Seguin, and father Chiniquy have been for years past.

Readers of the Gospel Trumpet, think of it once, and twice if necessary, and direct your prayers and means, toward the Prench evangelical pastor of Chicago.

Alice L. Webb.

Reform Catholic servant of Christ.

Chicago, Ill.

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Let all the saints everywhere, pray for the healing of the bodies through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, of the following brethren and sisters.

Pray earnestly for Miss Mary Malcomson, Vevay Ind., that she may be delivered from the power of disease.

Let all the saints pray for the healing of Bro. S. G. Odell and family, Loraine Ill., of bodily afflictions.

Also pray mightily to God to heal Sister Hettie Newman, Williamston Mich, of spinal fever.

Sister L. C. Martin, Pellston Mich, wishes the prayers of God’s people for the healing of her daughter’s child, which has no use of its body. Also, for the salvation and healing of Mrs. Benjamin Hanking, who has been deaf for many years.

A Sister in Norwich Kan., desires the prayers of the saints that she may be healed of her bodily affliction.

Another request for the prayers of the saints and ministers of God, for the restoration of soul and body, by Mrs. A. P. Fritz Alaiedon Mich.

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Sister Albright of Las Vegas, New Mexico requests the prayers of the saints, for the healing of herself and child, of cancer.

Bro. J. Phipps of Elyria Ohio, is very much afflicted in body. He has faith to be healed, and as he has not the means to send for an Elder, he wishes the prayers of all the holy brethren. For the fervent effectual prayers of the righteous availeth much.

Pray earnestly for the healing of Bro. Benj. Johnson, Paris Ill., of bodily affictions.

Also pray for Sister Martin, Paris Ill., who is blind.

Please make Sister Anna Beymer, Ft Scott Kan., a special subject of prayes for hearing of bodily afflictions.



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THIS will be a grand meeting, and will be held on the Old Camp ground, two miles North of Bangor, and two miles West of Breedsville.

Parties coming from the South, leave train at Bangor, from the North, at Breedsville. The Brethren will secure reduced rates on the Michigan Central Railroad, from Battle Greek to South Haven.

And on the Chicago and West Michigan rail road, parties going to the camp meeting should ask for excursion rates. This meeting will begin June 10th, and continue, the Lord willing ten days. Let all come with their tents that possibly can, those that cannot tent will be otherwise provided for; also good pasture provided for the teams of all who attend the meeting.


No preventing providence, there will be a grove meeting near the above place, in Clinton Co. Mich., beginning Wednesday June 23d, to continue as lone as the Lord will. Either Bro. Joseph or Daniel, or both will be there, and other workers.


This meeting will be held in Hamilton township, to commence July 20-29. Let all come with then tents, to this feast of tabernacles, a glorious time is expected.

Parties coming on the Toledo AnnArbor and Grand Trunk R. R. from the south and north, get off at North Star.


This meeting will be held on the place of Bro. David Leininger, about six miles east and one mile north of Rochester Fulton Co. Ind. It will begin August 5th and continue about 6 days. There are many saints living in convenient distance from the place of this meeting, and every body desiring to worship God and seek His salvation is invited.


This meeting will be held in Venango Co. Pa., commencing Aug. 13-23. We expect a glorious time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Let all make arrangements to tent on the ground. We hope to hear from the brethren in reference to the ground and place.


There will be a meeting in Bro. Z. R. Powell’s Grove, near Custards Pa. in August to take place alter the Venango meeting, the Lord willing.


We ought to have a meeting in the West some where,the last of August. We hope to hear from Bro. J. P. Haner. He and. the other brethren can make arrangements for a meeting in their locality, and if the Lord wills some of us will come over.


There will be a grove meeting, the Lord willing, at Jerry City Ohio, commencing Sept. 9th ’86, to continue over Sunday.

Any other parties wishing meetings, should communicate with us at once.




We wish to make an appeal to the be loved saints of God in behalf of dear Bro. Wm. N. Smith who has had the missfortune to loose his horse, which was his only means of travel. Dear Bro. and sister Smith have been seeking out the lost ones in the dark places, and in the inland towns where there is no rail roads, and many souls have been reached and brought to God; who otherwise would doubtless have remained in sin. Bro. Smith feels that the Lord wants him to continue to travel in this way, and believes the Lord will put it in the hearts of the saints to send a little of their means to help him to get another horse. May God help you Brethren to all do your duty and come at once to the help of this Bro. who is thus left helpless, and not able to reach perishing souls. Any one desiring to help the Bro. and thus glorify God, please do so by sending your donations to the Gospel Trumpet Office. And the same will be forwarded to him.



Effie Estella Richter, daughter of Bro. and Sister Richter, died near Beaver Dam Ind., April 18th 1886, aged 4 years, 9 months and three days. She was sick about one week, from a relapse of scarlet fever. She was a lovely child. Upon her death-bed she sweetly sang this chorus –

O this blessed holy rest,
On my Jesus’ loving breast!
O the sweetness and completeness,
Of perfected holiness.

It pleased the dear Lord to take away their dear loved child, to draw the hearts of those dear saved parents still more, to Heaven.

Dear Effie thou art gone,
No more thy smiling face we’ll see,
Till coming to thy home,
To dwell in Heaven with thee.

Funeral services were held at the Nichels Chapel. The Lord bless brother and sister Richter, and their dear family.

David Leininger.



“O Lord our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us; but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.” — Isa. 20:13, 14.

The great sin, and insult in the sight of God, is that of calling Him Lord, Lord, and still bowing to other lords. The first commandment of the law forbids men to worship any other god, besides the God who created the Heaven and the earth. The wrath of God, and His awful plagues were visited upon Israel time and again, because they professed to fear Him, and yet bowed down to idols.

The great masses today that profess the Lord Jesus Christ, are bowing down to other lords, and their profession is an abomination in the sight of God, and a curse to His cause. Most are slaves to pride. They dare not depart from the fashions of this world. They would be ashamed to be seen in company in plain, godly apparel. Pride and fashion lords it over them, and they dare not displease this god. Such are idolaters in the sight of God, and are deceived of the devil. They hope to get to heaven when they die, but live in sin while they live. Pride is hateful in the sight of God, an impious rival of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many blind babylon priests say it is no harm to have some pride, that it is necessary, to keep you decent. This is a doctrine of devils. Pride does not keep people decent, but often cloaks over filth, with a disgusting gaudy, butterfly guild. What people need to keep them decent is salvation. True holiness of heart and life is perfect taste and the perfection of beauty. Pride is a rival lord, and will damn the soul.

Mammon, covetousness, love of the world, is another vile lord, in the hearts of thousands. “No man can serve two masters,” therefore, “If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Preachers surely know that the majority of their sect members love the world, and the things that are in the world, and yet they recognize them as the children of God, and encourage their delusive hope of heaven, until they drop into hell; this they do for their friendship and money, and shall receive the greater damnation.

Many are loyal to that odious, stinking lord, tobacco. And at the same time with their nauseous breath call Christ, Lord, Lord. Are they then loyal to two masters? No. Christ says that is impossible. Which is then really Lord over them? It can easily be seen which lord is really in authority. Christ asks for some means to carry on His work, but they excuse themselves. But when king tobacco makes a call, straightway his servants obey him, they must obey him, he is their lord, and no excuse will do. Honest debts should be paid, children need clothes, the poor need help, and the Gospel means; but the servants of king tobacco know better than to plead any of these excuses: he demands, and they obey, and “his servants ye are to whom ye obey.”

Another malignant, soul-devouring lord is that great lord “Our chuch.” The idolatrous loyalty to, and love fur sect. Of all the gods satan has ever set up in Bible nations, none has ever cast down into hell such multitudes of souls as human ecclesiasticism. No person that has the real light of God in his soul can help but see that more souls are on their way to hell? to-day, through the influence of corrupt sect religion, than through all the curse of the liquor traffic.

Two innumerable armies are marching down to eternal torment through the curse of sect idolatry. The one includes the countless millions who are deceived of the devil through the sects they worship instead of Christ, being drunk on the wine of the wrath of babilon’s fornication, trusting in what they call “our church,” and not even awakened to their lost condition.

The other army includes all the multitudes that make no profession of Christ, and who are disgusted, hardened, and lost, through the selfishness, confusion, and corruption they have seen in the modern sects that profess to represent Christ.

Thus sect deception betrays to the devil the masses inside their pale. And sect confusion drives to hell the masses outside of her. No wonder the angel of God thunders the awful announcement in our ears, “If any man worship the beast (human ecclesiasticism), and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation.” — Rev. 14:10.

May God help all honest souls to obey the call of God, in Rev, 18:4, that they partake not of her sins, and receive not of her plagues, for she shall be utterly burned with fire. Various other lords might be mentioned: whatever holds any part of the heart, soul, body and life from perfect subjection to Christ, is a rival of Christ, and therefore another lord over you. All these other lords are the works of the devil and are the fruits of inbred sin, impatience, anger, prejudice, jealousy and every evil temper and affection are foes to your soul, and rebels against the government of Christ, in His purchased temple. These all set up business, and sway an authority in rebellion against Christ, hence are “other lords.”

“But by thee only will we make mention of thy name.” What then has become of all the other lord’s? “They are dead.” namely in all that “have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts thereof.” But will they not occasionly come to life and stir in our hearts? No! “They are dead, they shall not live, they are deceased, they shall not rise.” Praise God! the glorious complete salvation of Christ Jesus is not a more temporary affair, that rises and fails like a thermometer with each change of the weather. The death of the old man and all anti-christ lords, is not so slight, that every time the devil comes along and breathes upon them they revive, and create disturbance. No. God wants they should never be seen nor felt in His temple. “Therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.” Glory to God and the Lamb! this is a wonderfully truth in revelation, and a glorious fact in experience. Entire sanctification sweeps away the existance, and even the memory of inbred sin, and all the unholy tempers, and affections appertaining to the old body of sin. Glory to Jesus! there memory is perished. We have well nigh forgotten how it feels to be impatient, and angry, &c.. This is being dead indeed unto sin, and to all this world. Are you dead indeed to all sin, and tree from all unrighteousness? Is the very existance and memory of the old man and his deeds destroyed out of you? If not, so down under the blood and die indeed.

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that be liveth, he liveth unto God.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 6:6-11.




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DEAR, readers of the Gospel Trumpet: – At the request of our dear Brother Fisher, I come before you with tears in my eyes and joy in my heart and thanks on my lips, for the great deliverance I have enjoyed, at first from the son of petition, the pope of Rome: for the great deliverance I have enjoyed of late from sin and the bondage of sects. O! glory be to God forever! I stand like a man to-day, like a free agent, an apostle of Christ, to preach Him, but Him alone, and Him crucified.

I was born in 1842 from a Romish parentage. When six years of age, I was sent to college and studied the dead languages. No wonder that the church of Rome is dead in her faith, practices and dogma’s.

When twenty years of age, the bishop of Montreal Canada, told me that I was a fit candidate for the priest-hood. Then I studied during three years and a half, the horrible questions I had to put to women in the confessional box, and of which I am ashamed to speak in public. I then sincerely believed that that church was Christ’s Church. I will never forget the solemnity of my thoughts and the sincerely of my faith, when I prostrated myself at the feet of the bishop of Rome, when he ordained me a priest. Then I thought I was a God. But the God of Heaven, in His great mercy, has since, opened my eyes in many ways, almost in spite of myself, that I might see my terrible mistake. It very soon became evident to me, that very few, if any, priests and bishops believed in the rediculous dogmas of the confession to a priest, of Purgatory, Mass, Indulgences. The novelties decreed as dogmas in that church in 1854 and 1870, under the names of the Immaculate conception of Mary, and the infallibility of the pope were evidently thrown to the ignorant multitudes of Rome as new dolls are given to children to amuse them when the former ones have grown old and out of fashion. I was more and more every day the witness of an unspeakable moral degradation and corruption in the lowest ranks of the clergy, and of unspeakable impudence, avarice, indolence, gluttony, villainy and heartless tyranny among bishops, (and let it be said, we find just as much of that horrible stuff among the Protestant sects of to-day as in the church of Rome), at least, it is what I experienced myself, since I became a Protestant.

One day I was overwhelmed and beside myself by the infamies, the acts of hypocrisy, the gross lies, the absolute want of Christian principles in priests and bishops whom I had at first thought respectable. I thought it was my duty to write to the pope concerning the scandals given every day by drunken bishops, silly priests. “I told to the pope to clear his American Romish church. As I expected, my report of 150 pages of foolscap paper was sent to the little man in the moon.

Day and night my conscience was troubled with my dear Savior’s complaints, “Why persecutest thou me.” Every day it was more and more evident to me that church where infamies which would have Made the people of Sodom blush, and there acts of tyranny which would have puzzled a Coligula were of daily and unchecked occurrence, could not be the Church of Christ. But where was that Church which Christ, had established? What had I to do, where had I to go, to find out that Church, which is the only ark of salvation. Cod only knows how many times in those days of anxiety, I cried to Him, with Saul of Tarsus, “what must I do?” In one of those days of unspeakable anguish, I left Chicago, where I had officiated as a priest, to go to Marquette, Menominee, Great-Bay and Milwaukee. In the few days I spent with bishops and priests in those localities, I saw enough of the rascalities, and drunkenness of these prelates to be disgusted forever. I became an Infidel. I was in the gutter. I came to Detroit, Michigan, by the way of Grand Haven. We were in 1880, in Detroit. I preached a sermon in French: it was against the infalibility of the pope. I was told then that there was a home for the priests in St Anne, Kankakee Co. Ill. It had been opened by another converted priest. I went, and there I became a Protestant. It was all I had, it has been all I could get from the sects. These sects don’t make any body better, and my experience in the last six years, has shown it to me. It is only of late that I have experienced an unspeakable craving for holiness, purity in my soul, purity in my body, and purity in my acts.

Although a Protestant, I was as selfish and as bad, if not worse than when I was a priest. The Baptists of N. Y, are as popish, if not more than the pope himself. So it is, with the Presbyterians of Chicago. These rabis, doctors and bishops are the men such as described by the Prophet, when he calls them “Greedy dogs, dumb dogs, blind shepherds,” or by Christ saying “Woe unto you hypocrites.”

But glory be to God! I am on the way to be delivered from them all. The Lord has already shown me something better than to be a Protestant. Hell is full of such professed christians who have the name of being alive, but are dead before God, “whited sepulchers.” My prayer to Cod every day, is to keep me aloof from such Protestants. My prayer is that the holiness people may be just what they profess to be.

I conclude by saying that unfortunately I have met with people that professed holiness, and they are worse than all the devils of Rome and the sects of the whole universe. They ruin the cause of Christ, at least they hurt it, I know for a fact, among the French people. God forbid it among the saints of Williamston Mich., and elsewhere, is my continual prayer to Him who knoweth all.

P. A. Seguin, Pastor.

Chicago Ili.




THE meeting at Prospect in Jay Co. Ind. was a glorious success and victory. Bro. and sister Fisher and ourself came directly from home, and were met Saturday May 15, at Portland Ind., by Bro. H. C. Wickersham. Some of the dear saints at Beaver Dam Ind. brought Bro’s Samuel Speck, and Barney Warren, and sisters, Smith, Frankie Miller, Nannie Kigar and Clara Morrison, by team, to Sweetzer, Grant Co., and the two Bragg Bro’s brought them on their way to the Grove Meeting.

Saturday p. m. 15, we met in a new granery building owned by father Wickersham, and had a blessed meeting. Sabbath, meeting in the grove near by, the weather rather cold and damp. The Lord blessed the Word to many hearers.

During the week the meeting was continued daily in the granery building. The mighty power, fire and glory of God was poured out upon every meeting, and the saints were truely “joyful in glory,” having “the high praises of God in their mouths, and the two-edged sword in their hands.” The blessed Spirit convicted many hearts, and every day from two to nine came to the mercy seat and received the glorious salvation of the Lord, and were made to leap for joy and praise His name.

But a short distance from this hallowed “threshing floor” where God chose to erect His altar for a season, stands Prospect meeting house. Bro. Wickersham gave the land, and he and Bro. Henry gave largely to its erection, which they did with a fare agreement that the house should be open to all true worshipers of God. Father W. says he told them he would not give the land, nor any money on any other terms. And the subscription papers are yet preserved, which state these conditions. Yet that ungodly sect, void of all honesty and sense of honor, refuse the saints of God the privilege of worshiping God, in the house they have largely built.

But this is all necessary to show the people the fact that babylon has indeed fallen, and become a habitation of devils. So the little ones praise God all the more for there deliverance out of her, while worshiping God in His granery.

In the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. – Matt. 13:80.

On Saturday May 22, we went to a stream of water, where 18 happy souls were immersed into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It was a solemn, impressive, and glorious service. Several of those that followed the Lord down into the water, and were buried with Him in baptism, had been baptized before in babylon, and to the glory of God they ignored the rite received in sectism, and were baptized in the Gospel faith. “Praise the Lord! they came out of the water praising God, being “blessed in the deed.”

On Sabbath 23, we again occupied the grove. The heavy rain the night before, and the great appearance of rain doubtless kept, hundreds away. But nevertheless a large congregation convened, and heard the Word of God, in the fore-noon and after-noon. The Lord graciously kept the rain from falling and interrupting the holy service, until we all got to our resting place for the night. O blessed be His holy name forever! Glory! Glory!! to the Lamb of God!

The truth has mightily grown in that country. Quite a host of saints have joined themselves unto the Lord in a perpetual covenent, to love Him and to serve Him with their whole heart; and the blessing of God is in their habitation, and His glory on all their assemblies. Monday morning came the parting time. O the blessed love of Jesus that binds the hearts of the saints of God. It is wonderful.

Bro. and sister Fisher and Bro. Speck went to Rome City Noble Co. Ind., and the rest of the pilgrims came to Sweetzer Grant Co.. Brother Isaac Key whom the Lord has called into the field, is also here with us.

O the glory, the hallowed sweet power and glory we have in this wonderful campaign of fire! It is truly inexpressible and full of glory. Praise the Lord!



Laingsburg Mich., May 24.

To the Saints Greeting: — We arrived at Laingsburg the 19th and held a few meetings in the name of Jesus; the Lord was with us as ever. Glory to His name! On the 22 and 23 we held a two day’s meeting and observed the ordinances. The Lord was with us in power. About six of the Gratiot Co. saints came about 40 miles, filled with the Holy Ghost. Bro. and sister Drowley are all consecrated to the field work for God. May God bless them and give them souls for their hire. On Sunday Fore-noon, 7 or 8 consecrated their all to God for entire sanctification. It was a precious meeting; the power of God came down, our souls to greet, and glory crowned the mercy seat. Seven or eight, professing entire sanctification, plunged into the fountain and were made clean. Glory to Jesus for the cleansing stream! Praise the Lord! We are still pushing out from the shore into the deeper things of God. We are preserved in sanctification, which keeps us Holy. Amen!

Wm. N. & S. J. Smith.


Edgewood, Mich.

Dear Brethren: Wife and I made a four weeks sojourn in Clearfield Co., Pa.

We took the Word of God and the Trumpet with us, and tried in the name of the Lord to impress the minds of our friends with the glorious truth, and salvation, and Church of the Living God. We took a few subscribers for the Trumpet, which I trust will be blessed of God, in giving the people the light they need.

We ask the prayers of the saints for a dear suffering girl who can only walk with her hands upon her knees. She is a good girl and endures her suffering with much patience. Her father, Amos Bonsell, is my cousin. He sees the abominations in the sects, but is yet tied to one: but says he will come out as soon as he fully gets the light. He is a zealous Christian, and I think he is walking in all the light he has. Your saved, brother.

W. A. Moore.




Wheeler, Mich.

Dear Brethren: — Glory to Jesus for full and free salvation! To-day finds me fully saved and sanctified soul and body. Praise the Lord! I am cleansed from all sin, and to-day I am walking in the light as God gives it to me. Glory to Jesus for His Spirit that leads me day by day.

Over twenty years ago I was converted, or at least I thought so, but like many others, run for a little season. I soon went back to the world, and lived a very wicked, ungodly man until about two years ago, when conviction came on me, and I prayed to God privately for over a year, and found no relief. I was serving God in my way, but not in His way; and finally conviction became so heavy that I could not bear it, and I was constrained to cry to God to forgive my sins. I said, “O my God, forgive my sins and give me that sweet peace, and I will tell it to the world.” Then and there, He answered my prayer. Glory to Jesus! Hallelujah to His holy name forever! I lived in a justified state until the 15th of last March, when in my own house He cleansed me from all sin, and now all my cares are cast on Jesus, and He keeps me sweetly saved. O praise the Lord! I am trusting Him for everything. I know I am saved, soul and body, glory to Jesus! and one thing I do praise God that He keeps me free from all sects. Glory to God! I am not tied by any discipline except the Bible, which is the discipline of the Church of the Living God. Now brethren pray for me, that the Lord may keep me in green pastures, and by the side of the still waters.

Praise the Lord Oh my snul!

M. H. Basore.


St James Mo.

Dear Brethren: It is with great gratitude to God that I write another testimony of His dealings with me. I praise His holy name for His cleansing, sanctifying, and healing power. He has healed my sin sick soul. O glory to Jesus! I praise God to-day for the sweet peace that I feel in my soul, and for the gift of His Spirit which He has freely given to us, which has not only, brought salvation, but real joy and peace in our family. Praise God! None but God could have done this wonderful work. My blessed Savior has brought me out of darkness into His marvelous light, and set me free in Jesus. Hallelujah to God forever and ever! I enjoy this salvation which I possess in my soul, much better than I did the pleasures of this world. I have no desire to turn away from God, for He has been so merciful to me, and has given me this salvation.

Your sister in Christ, saved and sanctified.

Julia A. Marcee.


Archbold, Ohio.

Dear Brethren: — May God bless you and all the dear saints. My testimony is that I am saved and kept by the power of God continually. I do praise the Lord that I am his free child, free from every strap and band of satan, above the world, where I can breath the holy atmosphere that comes direct from the throne. All glory to God! I am willing to be hated by the world, and counted as nothing.

Clara A. Kinney.

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Olivet, Mich.

Dear Brethren: The Lord is wonderfully blessing my soul. Praise His holy name! I cannot praise Him enough for what He has done for me, He took me from the miry clay and placed my feet, on the solid Rock Christ Jesus. I am sweetly resting in Jesus just now. Your sister saved by the blood of Christ.

Nettie Page.



Dear Brethren: — I wish to say to the glory of God that I am saved. O ! how it fills my heart with glory to work for God. He abundantly pays me with blessings from above. Glory be to God forever and ever! He has done so much for me that it is impossible to repay Him for all His goodness; but I am determined to put all my time and talent in for God and the salvation of perishing souls. God is keeping me every day by His mighty power. I am saved and wholly sanctified through the blood of Jesus. Yes, glory to God! I know the blood has been applied, and I have a clean heart. The devil is assailing us on every hand, but we have victory in Jesus’ name, and are triumphing over every foe. Souls are being saved in spite of all the devil can do. Praise God O my soul! Well, the Lord keeps my body healed and I have no more use for crutch or cane. It has now been about three years and a half since God healed me. For over sixteen years I could not walk without my crutch and cane, but God healed me through faith in Jesus, and now the pain is all gone and I am able to work and walk. I give God all the glory.

Brethren, pray for us. It seems that the devil has all his forces turned on us, to try to destroy us as we work on the Trumpet; but we know we are working for God, and He will carry us through.

Your Bro. saved and sanctified through and through.

Bert Spaulding.


Ithaca Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I praise God for a present salvation that I feel down deep in my soul, that gives me the witness that I am a child of God. I do praise Him for what He has done for me, and for what He is doing each day of my life. I am so glad that He ever called after me and gave me a willing heart to serve Him. I would rather enjoy this salvation one day, than the pleasures of this world all my life time. Praise God! I am all sold out to Jesus, doing His will the best I know how. He wonderfully blesses my soul and keeps me. I will serve Him if all friends forsake me. Bless God! He keeps me above all the trifling things of earth. I am all on the altar, and the altar sanctifies the gift. Your sister saved. Pray for us in this part of God’s vineyard.

Nettie Simmons.


Akron, Ind.

Dear Brethren: — I am saved and sanctified; redeemed from sin and sects, and all the works of the devil, and out on the line of blood and fire. I am saved from tobacco and tea and coffee. Some will say “I cannot quit my coffee, for water chills my stomach.” Such, need more salvation. Hallelujah! Our dear Savior says, “the disciple is not above his Master, but every one that is perfect shall be as his Master.” — Luke 6:40. “And whosoever shall give to drink, unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise loose his reward.” — Matt. 10:42. Here we see Jesus recommends water instead of tea and coffee.

Jesus says if your hand offend you, cut it off; and if your eye offend you, pluck it out. These are your idols you are holding to, such as tea, coffee and tobacco, fairs, elections, picnics, and all such idols of the devil. I tell you dear saints, God’s children are not carnal, and they have no desire to uphold such things.

Paul says in 2 Cor. 6:14, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” Again he says, “wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.” Jesus says ye are not of the world. Paul says, have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Again, John says, he that biddeth them god speed is partaker of their evil deeds. Hallelujah! I will worship God in spite of men or devils. If you have the mind of Christ, dear saints, we will not be one this way and another that, but we are all one in Christ Jesus, and there is no division in the Body of Christ. Your Bro. saved.

D. F. McIntire.


Augusta, Ga.

Dear Brethren: — It has been quite a while since I have written to you concerning my hope, and the steadfastness of my faith. I am sanctified and perserved and called to be a full follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I stand on the clear sea, outside of all sects. The Lord is doing a great work in this part of the country, and a good many are beginning to see light, and are walking in it. Dear Brethren we would like to have a Holy Ghost singer, to help us sing. I am alone, to do all of the singing and preaching. Whosoever he may be who reads this, that wishes to come and help us sing on the line of holiness, that are sanctified, come to Augusta Georgia. Yours in Christ.

G. W. Brawner.


Archbold, Ohio.

Dear Brethren: — I thank the Lord for what He has done for me. I thank Him that He ever called after me, and I came to Him and He saved me from sin. O! I do praise God for salvation full and free. I intend by the grace of God to stand for Him while I live. I ask the prayers of all God’s people, that I may stand firm. I love the Trumpet, it does me much good.

Your sister in Christ Jesus.

Bertha Gigax.


Olivet, Mich.

Dear Brethren: — I thank God this afternoon for what I feel in my soul. I thank Him too that He ever stooped so low as to pick me up out of the miry clay, and place my feet on the Rock Christ Jesus. Yes, I do thank God from the bottom of my heart for the blessed peace I enjoy in my soul every day. Oh it is so sweet to sit at the feet of my dear Lord. Oh the sweet peace I enjoy! I have not words to express my gratefulness to God for the light I have received. I am standing alone for Jesus; but I intend by the grace of God to stand straight for God the rest of my days, let them be few or many, and I do rejoice to know that I am a branch in the true and living Vine which is Jesus, and He is able to keep me in the time of temptation. My testimony is, I am the Lord’s, all sold out to Jesus, no longer my own. I have been healed by the blessed blood of Christ, everything is on the altar. Praise God for full salvation!

Praise God for the light the Trumpet is letting shine through the land. Your Sister in Christ.

Mrs. F. E. Hattis.

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Pipestone Mich., May 10.

Editors of Gospel Trumpet: — Sirs. For some time I have been very much annoyed by the semi monthly visits of your “definite radical, anti-sectarian, sent forth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, “paper. Will you discontinue it at once. I never subscribed for the blasphemous little sheet, because it is not founded on the Bible, and because it is run by cranks. The principle use that we make of them is in building fires. As I before remarked, I desire Joseph and Daniel to discontinue the Trumpet to my address.

Rev. Joseph Burke.

We give this card to show the fulfillment of God’s Word. This self-reverenced priest of baal, confesses, the Trumpet a “definite, radical, anti-sectarian” paper, and sent forth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. And yet he is “very much annoyed” by it. So he cannot endure the truth, unless it be shrouded in indefinite vagueness. He wants no radical Gospel, but seeks for “smooth things.” He wants us to “prophesy deceits.” But we suppose the poor chronic sect idolater was most of all, tormented by the “anti-sectarian” truth of God’s Word. Surely a rank sectarian cannot enjoy anti-sectarian Bible truth. This self-reverencer is annoyed by the Trumpet because sent forth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is so “mad upon his idol,” that he cannot feed on anything not sent forth in the name of his sect.

The principle use he makes of the paper is to start fires; from which we infer that he does not read them. And yet he is “very much annoyed” by them. They must possess a wonderful power if they torment the priest in the act of handling them to build fires. It must be he has read them enough to know that they are full of the fire of God’s Word and Spirit, which consumes the wood hay and stubble of his sect religion. And as they blaze up in his stove, he is reminded of the conflagration of his babylon structure they create all over this earth, and he gnaws his tongue with pain. Herein is the Word of God fulfilled.

And f saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image. — Rev. 15:1, 2; 16:1, 2.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is pourded out without mixture into the cup of his indignation. — Rev. 14:9, 10.

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. — Rev. 18:6.

Son of man, propesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flock?

Thus saith the Lord God; behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. — Eze. 34:2, 10.

Woe to the idle shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened. — Zech. 11:17.

Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalum is profaneness gone forth into all the land. — Jer. 23:15.

For thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto me; take the wine-cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.

And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

Therefore thou shalt say unto them, thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thy hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, thus saith the Lord of hosts: ye shall certainly drink.

Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Jer. — 25:15, 16, 27, 28, 34.

Well, our self-worshiping Rev. Burke, refuses to drink any more, so we leave it between him and God, who says, “ye shall certainly drink.”

Praise God for the “sound doctrine” which the Apostle said “they would not endure,” in the last days. Even Bishop Foster says, that expressions of holy joy, and shouts of praise, once common to Methodists, are regarded as fanaticism, and this God-robbing Rev. would call cranky. O ye blind guides, prepare to meet thy God.





THIS morning finds me praising God for all of His providences, and for His wonderful salvation whereby I am saved, and healed, and rejoicing in Him.

I continued the use of certain simple remedies for a time, but was no better, and afterwards grew worse, in so much that I felt sure that God did not bless the means and did not approve of them, in my case at least. In the mean time I received a letter from sister Emma, saying that she also had grown much worse while pursuing the same course. She had consulted Sister Thomas, and was so charmed with her experience since she had taken Christ for a complete Savior, that she at once left off all remedies and was rejoicing through faith in a complete work, (and has since improved wonderfully.) I at once left off all medicine, and asked God in like manner, vowing eternal allegiance to Him forever more, and praise His name, my prayers and faith prevailed and I have felt gloriously renewed in strength, and energized in my whole being ever since.

I am convinced that God will fully furnish and equip us in the least as well as in the greatest matters, since the giving does not diminish His power, or lessen His ability to give unto all as they have need. Praise His name forever!

I am requested to write to you in behalf of a people who live in a small village some 20 miles North of this (Pellston.)

The Spirit of God has been working among them wonderfully. One young lady was convicted and converted, and afterwards healed, through the agency of the Word and Spirit. Another, an elderly lady had been an invalid three years. She was a believer, but was led into a closer walk with God. She became impressed on the subject of healing, having heard of me and my experience she greatly desired to see me or receive something from my hand. I was requested by a sister of Petoskey to do what I could for her. I wrote her the principal points in my case, also sent a copy of another which has been a great help to many. The next day she was led to ask and receive healing by faith, to the joy of her household and a goodly number who were present at a prayer meeting at her place. She arose from her bed praising God, and walking back and forth through the house, giving God the glory.

In reply to this glorious intelligence, I invited her down to spend a week with us, so that I might teach her the truth, and the way more perfectly. She came, and we had a precious time together, her faith was tested quite severely; but she seemed determined to trust God fully, and is still improving. We spent one day together with the sister in Petoskey who had informed me of her. I was delighted to see that she was free from the sectarian spirit, and as they are without a minister in Pellston, she has no bands to break in this connection. She enjoyed reading the Trumpet exceedingly, and has since written me that it is the best of anything she has found. I gave her several back numbers to take home with her, she writes they are distributed, and she means to become a subscriber as soon as she can spare the money for it. She requested me to write and ask if you would send a few copies to the people, or for her to distribute. I think there will be several subscribers among them before long.

They have regular meetings, and quite a number have turned to the Lord recently. The young lady refered to first, was asked about joining some society; she said she would have to change her mind very much if she put her name on any book. (All this through the leading of the Spirit.)

I was delighted to hear through the Trumpet, that Bro. Warner expects to come North, to work for the Lord. The village refered to is very near the point he has in mind, and doubtless there would be a profitable season spent in both places, and afterwards, I trust, in Petoskey.

There are several here who are hoping to see and hear the true Gospel preached. From your sister saved in Christ.

Josephine Courtney.




Geneva Center, Mich.

Dear Brethren: — It makes our heart glad to tell you that we are saved just now. O what a refuge we have found in Jesus; what a rest; what peace and comfort; it passeth all understanding. Our heart is filled with His praises continually. O bless God for the keeping power! We have glorious meetings, and the Lord is with us in mighty power. Last Saturday we met dear Bro. Michels in South Haven accompined by a host of saints and king Jesus. We gathered on the streets and commenced to sing some of the glorious songs of the Lord, after which we gave announcement that there would be meeting on the street in the afternoon, the president of the village having assured us that we would be protected from any disturbance. God bless his dear soul. We then went down by the Lake shore to eat dinner, the dear ones having brought a repast in baskets with them. It was intended to have a meeting while there until the hour arrived for meeting on the street; but the weather was not favorable and it commenced to rain, so we returned to the village. God put it in the hearts of one dear family to invite us in until after the shower; as soon as seated, we commenced to sing the glorious songs of Zion, when quite a large congregation collected; and the captain of our salvation, Jesus Christ, led some of the blessed redeemed souls to tell what He had done for them. O what glory filled that house! I pray God to abundantly bless those dear souls for their kindness to God’s people, and may they see the glory and power of sanctification and obtain it. Amen! As it was still raining and the colored people having opened their chapel for us, we went there, and quite a large congregation collected to hear the Word of God. O what a hallelujah time waiting on King Jesus. In the evening we met again in the chapel, and the house was crowded. We had a glorious time. Sunday evening we met again in the chapel, and a dense crowd gathered to know more about these people. Bro. Michels preached, explaining the more excellent way, the way of holiness, the removal of the old man and the putting on of the new man; after which many of the dear ones testified to a full and free salvation; and quite a number of those present testified to the truth as it had been presented that night. We left another appointment for meeting on the street next Saturday if the weather permits. The colored people have given us the privilege to have their chapel to hold meeting in at any time we wish. God bless their dear souls. O how thankful we are for these deeds of kindness. May they receive their reward. I pray God most earnestly that we may meet them and grasp their hands on the bright shores of immortal glory. The saints of God are building a tabernacle at Geneva. This house was commenced last summer but for want of means the work was stopped; but thanks be unto God, it is again going on. The roof is completed, and it is almost sheeted up. We expect, the Lord willing, to go right on with it until it is completed, which will take about three or four weeks. O how it makes our heart rejoice to hear the sound of the hammers mingled with the songs of the saints. Hallelujah to God! who hath washed and anointed us, and redeemed us back to Himself. Amen! May God bless all the dear Trumpet family and keep them sweetly saved forever. Amen! Your Bro. in the Anointed One, sanctified and tried.

W. B. Grover.


Lacota Mich.

Dear Brethren: – God bless you and all the dear helpers in the Lord with you. Praise God! I am feeling good in the Spirit. I received a letter last evening from dear Bro. Samuel Speck, telling us about the meeting there, and it made my soul rejoice and praise God. I felt that I would like to have been there. O may God bless you and keep you filled with the mighty power of God, that old babylon will have to tremble and fall. The Methodists have sent off for some preachers at Lacota, to get up a sham revival. Some of the saints have been there; most of them got enough of her in one evening. The most of it was to tell some pitiful story to work on there feelings, and then invite them forward. Praise God, I am free, I am free. O how glad I am with Jesus so precious in my soul. Oh we had such a good meeting last Sunday evening, the mighty power of God came down on the meeting, poor sinners looked on with surprise, and some of the dear ones that was not complete, saw where they were, and after testimony, we presented an altar, and four dear souls came down. O praise God! how the shouts went up to God. Well praise God for victory over the devil. I am saved and sanctified.

Joseph. F. Smith.


Table Rock Neb.

Dear Brethren: We are all well and I am saved, sanctified and kept by the power of God. All glory to His name! We have met with a great deal of opposition against the straight and narrow way since we came here: we have been standing in holy separation, against all sectism and worldly gatherings, and the true light of God is shinning more and more in my soul. Willie says to tell you, he is saved this morning. The two girls of ours that made a start at our meeting, are not as strong in the Lord as Willie. I feel to praise God for what He has done in our family, and in other places where darkness and superstition is being sweept away by the light of the Holy Spirit that shines on His Word. We have quite a number of your new songs learned. I tell you there is music in them, especially when it comes to babylon the great is fallen. Bro. Haner said that piece was worth the priee of the book itself. The Sabbath meetings will be held at our house this summer. I was reading in the Trumpet this morning that there was some talk of a camp meeting near where Bro. Haner lives. Now Bro., I think there is great need of some of God’s true men through this part of the west. There was a man and woman converted at the meeting held by Bro. Haner. The work of the Lord is going on here, one sister that attended the meeting took very sick and she wanted me to pray with her, and the Lord blessed her soul, and she says she believes just as we do, and is going to meet with us. The Bro. that met with us in our prayer meetings, got sanctified at the meeting, his wife is very sectish, and is trying to keep him in the sect.

We had the Lord’s supper and feet-washing at our house. Bro. Haner said after the meeting, that it was the first time he had attended to the ordinance of feet-washing, but he was a strong believer in it.

Your sister saved and washed in the blood of the Lamb.

Elizabeth Carmichael.



Dear Brethren: — Our souls are full of the glory of God this morning. Glory to God! All things work together for our good and for His glory. God is helping us to spread His glorious light through the land. He has helped us to get another horse by moving on Bro. Tathen’s heart to secure us for $50. for six mouths. Our horse cost us $75.00, and the East Saginaw saints raised $25.00 which we paid down and gave note for the balance. We were greatly rejoiced when God heard our prayers and set us going through the land again working for the salvation of souls. We le East Saginaw May 13, and came to Bro. Drowley’s. The saints soon gathered and truly it was a time of rejoicing to our souls The work is going on for the Mas-ter. The next day we went to Bro. Bennett’s, found sister Kennett suffering with rheumatism. In the evening the Lord healed her. She had sent a request to the Trumpet for the saints to pray for her, and she knew God heard their prayers, and she was healed. From there we went to Hamilton, and found the work of the Lord abounding. Praise the Lord! They are looking forward to the camp meeting, expecting glorious results. We then came to Laingsburg, where we expect to hold a few meetings, the Lord willing. The little ones have been advancing, and increasing in numbers.

Yesterday (May 17) we came home to Williamston to tarry one night then returned to Laingsburg. We had not been home for about fire months, and our hearts were greatly rejoiced to meet the dear ones once more. We had a glorious time of rejoicing with the dear saints. We should have been glad to have met Bro. and sister Fisher and Bro. Warner, but the Lord’s will be done.

Your Bro. and Sister in the fulness of the Gospel, saved and sanctified.

Wm. N. & S. J. Smith.


 Chapin Mich.

Dear Brethren: — Glory to God for salvation full and free! I am fully saved this after-noon and am out upon the Lord’s promises, being led only by His Holy Spirit. I have not served the Lord bur a few months, but they have been the happiest months I ever spent in all my life. Glory to God! I never had the Lord seem so near as He has for the last few weeks, He is leading me in green pastures and by still waters. Praise His name forever and ever!

“O the blessed Holy Spirit,
How He leads me in the way.
In the straight and narrow path way,
In the light of perfect day.

“Jesus is my only refuge,
I will trust Him every day,
For I know He’ll never leave me,
He will guide me in the way.

“Let us praise Him, blessed Jesus,
O  His glory fills my soul,
O  His love no tongue can tell it,
I  am every whit made whole.”

Glory to the Lamb! Your Brother saved, sanctified and made white in the blood of the Lamb! Pray for me.

Aufrey Putnam.


Earlton, Kan.

Dear Brethren: — And well beloved Christ. Jesus our Savior, I feel this meaning to write a little to you all through the holy Trumpet. I want to say to … glory of God that I am saved and sanctified wholly. Glory to Jesus for salvation.

I  do love to read the testimonies of … dear children of God. Oh how I do lo.. the Gospel Trumpet. Glory to Jesus! … am free. Beloved, God says “come o.. of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not … her plagues. Well if the Lord takes … out of babylon, then I don’t believe H.. wants us back again. Hallelujah! We says one, “I think we ought to be band together some way, to brace us up.” want to tell you this morning, that God saved ones do not need to record the names on any roll to brace them up. No, no! if your names are recorded in heaven that is enough; that is all that God want.

Hallelujah! I am completely, save glory to God! saved from the opinions … men, saved from babylon confusion saved from secret societies, saved from tobacco, and coffee, and all filthiness of the flesh. Bless the Lord! I know this morning that I am the Lord’s and He is min…

My name is written in Heaven. Glory to God in the highest! I am out on the promise and under the blood. Hallelujah!

Pray for me. May God’s richest blessings rest upon you all. Amen!

Your free Bro., kept by power Divine.

John H. Orr.

Beaver Dam, Ind.

Dear Brethren: God bless you and at the dear Trumpet readers. We are saves and kept by the mighty power of God ready to be revealed in the last day.

Well we are out on the fire line for God and the devil is howling, but we know he is not very easy when we are straight for God.

David & Hester Leininger.


Beaver Dam, Ind.

Dear Brethren: — I do praise God for His Spirit that I feel in my soul. God has cleansed me from tobacco, and from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. I am all on the altar that sanctifies me.

Dear brethren, pray for us, that God may work in this part of the vineyard.

Your brother,            

N. G. Bryant.

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