"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of truth." — (Psalm 60:4)
"Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them." — (Isaiah 13:2)
Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.III No.XII Pg.13a
July 1941

Meeting With The Christian Church

Hugo Mccord

Brethren in many states frown on the Murch-Witty arrangements, not because they love division, but because the reconciliation is hopeless. Those who know the Christian Church know that it does not aim to change at all. Hence, wise brethren are not wasting time giving the beautiful unity plea where it is in no wise appreciated. But certainly there is not a man among us who would reject an invitation to speak that story of oneness to anyone or to any audience that is really interested.

The Fourteenth Street Church, Washington, D. C., recently had an opportunity for a meeting with a Christian Church. At Riverdale, Maryland, a Christian Church had become so rundown that its pastor deserted, and most of its members quit. A few women and one man allowed speakers from Fourteenth Street to go there Sunday after Sunday. Then a series of meetings was held, resulting in the entire church (ten people) taking public stand for what is right, and against all digression. One organ and two pianos were disposed of and steps taken to put the restrictive clause in the deed. They worship regularly now after the New Testament pattern.

A lady (member of National City Christian Church) told a loyal preacher, "I don't think there is much between my church, the Christian Church, and yours. I wish you would visit our fellowship dinners on Thursday night and Dr. Miller will invite you to talk." The loyal preacher said he would be glad to go if Dr. Miller would let him talk, but said Dr. Miller would not allow it. "Oh! you are mistaken. He'll be glad." She was requested to ask. Of course the invitation will not come.

A Catholic lady responded to Dr. Miller's invitation Sunday, June 15. "Because you were baptized when a baby, we shall just ask for your confession of faith and receive you into the church."

Brethren, the Christian Church is closer to any denomination known than to New Testament Christianity. We can hardly be called brethren.