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The subject of the proper relation of consistories to the existing societies, leagues or federations is often a matter of doubt or misunderstanding. In some instances this may even be stating the matter rather mildly. On the one hand, at the simple suggestion of some jurisdiction or supervision by the consistories, one happens upon the outcry of hierarchy. On the other hand, in discussing the relation of consistories to the above named organizations, we find the opinion that consistories should exercise not only supervision, but also jurisdiction over all the activities.

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One of the more impressive of the beasts of the field known to, and most often mentioned by the authors of the Old Testament Scriptures, is the proverbial King of Beasts, the lion. Though inhabiting the wilder regions of Biblical lands, it was frequently driven from its lair by either flood or its ravenous hunger to roam the more domesticated regions in search of prey. Besides its usual prey of deer, antelope, and the like, it was also known to attack the shepherds’ flocks upon mountainside and in the valleys, the beast of burden at pasture and upon the highways,...

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In the sphere of Presbyterian church government there exist chiefly two conceptions as to the length of time to which an elder is elected to serve in the office. On the one hand, there are those who maintain that an election to the office of elder constitutes a permanent appointment. Under this conception one elected to the office of elder remains an elder for life, or until such a time when he ceases to be a member of that particular denomination.

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Happiness in this life is the chief goal of all men.  And happiness means peace and comfort, security, and freedom from all poverty and want. It means, then, the possession of material goods, a substantial bank account or adequate returns from investments, and a settled and guaranteed employment or occupation or profession, which in turn gives security with a view to material possession and the freedom from want. 

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