Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, January 10, 1880, Image 1

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Centre Square.
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subscribers in tin: Cily of Lancaster unl sur
rounding town-,, acceMtible by Itullreail :ml
llullv htu; Lines sit Ten Ce.vts 5'eii Week,
pnvahta te tin Carrit-rs, weekly. Iiy Mail, $-". a
vi'fir in inlvnnci: : etlierwlhe, S-i.
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-ecend class mail iiiatti-r.
SIKXTer Ibis citalilisliuii-ut possesses uiistir
lisscl facilities for the execution of all kimls
of 1'laln ami Kancv l'rintiii'r.
CO. IT..
Wlieli wile and Uetail Dealer in all kinds of
a-Varl: Xe. 43) North Water ami I'iinc
stieet.s, above Lemen, Lancaster. n.'J-lyd
COAL! - - - COAL M
Fort.eod ami Cheap Ceal. Yard liarrishur-'
l'ikc. Olliec -M'i Last Chestnut Street.
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eiMyil W. A. KKLLKU.
:t.-,! SOUTH WATllll ST., lAtucaMcr, J'i.,
Wholesale and Ketail Dealers in
AImi, CoiitracterHaiid Ituililers.
Kstimales made ami centractu undertaken
en all kinds of buildings.
r.ranrh Olliec: Xe. :: NOKTII DUKKST.
Ceal of the ISest Oualily put up expres-!y
ler family use, and at the low
est market prices.
ii. -JU-ly.l I'llILir SCIIUM. SOX A CO.
i t:vr i:k('i:ivi:i a i'ini: lotef nAi.i:i
COAL. ! FLOUR ! ! GRAIN 1 ! !
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Fleur. Ilaleil Hay ami Feed of all kinds.
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e net; te Tin: riim.ic.
Will centinui te sell only
which arc I he best in the market, ami sell :i
LOW as the ,()Wi:sT. and net only CCAi:
AXTKK Fl'LLWKIi.UT, but allow te WKItMl
ON ANY scale in j;imiiI order.
AUe i:.Mi'h ami DresM'd Lumber. !a-h
Hours, I'linds, Ac.. at Lewct Market I'ricc-.
Olliec and yard northeast corner I'rineeaml
Walnut streets, Lancaster, I'a. janl-tfd
Autograph ami l'liote-rraph Albums, Writ
ill!' Desks anil Werk l', Christmas and
Xcw Year Cards.
An Kle!ant Assortment at the
laxcastku, 1a.
hoots ash shoes.
We fruaran tee every pair we sell. We keep
the most perfect fitting, best style and well
wearint shoes, ami sell thein at the very
Our stock was purchased last summer before
the late advance in leather and material, and
we offer te give te our customers the advan
tage or our successful speculation by selling
our present stock at lower prices than we
could te-day buy again. We a'.se continue te
Custom Werk
at short notice, stylish ami durable, and at
lower prices than anyotlicrsheemaker here or
H'g-.Mending done promptly and neatly.'SS
Clve ns a call.
Manufacttircrand Dealer in Hair Werk, Cents'
Wigs. Combings straightened and made te
order. Hair Jewelry of all kinds made up.
Alse Kill Cleves ami Feathers cleaned ami
lycd at
Xes. 225 & 227 XOKTH QL KKX ST.,
nl-'-liut loerw .inevc I'. It. I!. Depot.
Franklin and Marshall College offers bu
perier advantages te young men ami boys who
lcsii-e either lepreparc foreellege or te)btain
a thorough academic education. Students re
ceived at any time during the school year
Send for circulars. Address
ecUl-lvd Lancaster, l'a.
Having just returned irein Xew Yerk with a
lare and
Would respect fully announce te his cust
and the public that lie will have his re;
Tills cm AT
Ne. 51 North Queen Street.
te buyers of Clothing in order te make room
for a large sriJIXlS .Vl'OCK new being 111:11111
faet tiled, and wc are ueeiling room. We offer
well-maile and stylish
Clothing for Men and Beys
than ever heard ofbelere, although Coedsnre
going up every day. We will sell, for we must
have the room.
Loek a Our Astonishingly Lew Price
Lisi :
for -fi.'.W, ter .'!.S."i, for $"..:.", for$i;.7."i.
ovi:i:ceATs: ovkuceats: ovKirce.T:
for$7.7."i. for .?'.!. 7."., for $1(1.7.!.
for $12, sflJ, $11; and $20.
The-e am heavy-lined Overcoat-', carelully
made and splendidly trimmed.
for J7..V), ler ....-., for ?'...".(), for $12.
for-fl."., for .f 18, fer$2'J.
These are I'laid-Itack Overcoats, eiiial te
custom work.
for -f:;..v), $i.ik), $"1.00, $7.0(i, mm, -fie.iMi.
for $12.00, $U.(K), $13.01), $1C.00, $1s.oe and $20,e0.
HOYS' SUIT. lrem $2.2.". te $10.00.
We sell only our own make ami guarantee
satisfaction. "
Meney returned en all goods net found as
JJSM'Ieasc call, whetheryeu wish te purchase
or net.
Is stocked with the latest styles, which we
make te measure at the lewc-t cash price, and
guarantee a perfect lit.
SUITS TO OUDKU from $12 upwards.
l'AXT.s TO OUDKU from $.!.50 upwards.
S. AV. Cerner of Orange, Lancaster, l'a.
llSausmau's Cerner.)
ousts' coons.
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X and Xew Styles of
S. K. Cor. X. Queen and Orange Strcet.s.
X. 15. I'lcasc cnll and examine.
. KsUiteaud Personal Property. Orders
leti at Xe. Si Charlette street, or at the Jtluck
Herse Hetel, 44 and 4(i Xerth Queen street, will
receive prompt attention. IHUs made entanti
attended te without additional cost. e27-ly
En ill Demestic Wilis
ILaiuastrr I-ntrlligntrrr.
A Mystery Solved.
The J-reresb of Dying, anil ."Man's Keeurrec- the Spirit, te Life au.l
A Lecture Delivered in the X'ew (Sweden (Sweden
bergian) Cluircn, this City, by jJCev. .1. .
Deuers, en Friday Evening, Jan. ii, 18fc0.
"iJcheld ! I shewyeu a mystery : Wc shall net
all sleep, but we shall ail be changed ; in a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trump; ler the trumpet snail sound, and the
dead shall be raised, incorruptible, and we
shall be changed." 1 Cor. xv : .ii, .V2.
This passage isa portion of that notable
chapter in which the apostle Paul treats,
in such plain terms, en the very interesting
and profound, and te many mysterious,
.subject of man's resurrection from the
dead. And wc may observe, in the out
set of our present discourse, that wc sin
cerely believe that the apostle, in this por
tion of his epistles, teaches the true doc
trine respecting the physical death, and
spiritual resurrection, and immortal life,
and eternal destiny of man. That is te say,
all these things are involved in what is
there se distinctly taught. We shall find
by a close examination of the apostle's real
meanings that, in his exposition en the
subject before us are involved a vast num
ber of particulars a wonderful series of
spiritual ideas, a bright and beautiful clus
ter of truths that are well calculated te
promote rational thought, and thus te en
lighten the human mind. But these sub
lime things de net appear te the reader at
a superficial glance. They arc net seen by
these who "de net dispose their minds te
engage in inward thoughts, or devout med
itations about spiritual and heavenly
things. They are net jiereeivcd by these
who are engrossed with earthly allairsand
worldly pursuits, and who are se bound up
in things temporal that they have no time,
and no desire, te give any special attention
te the eternal verities of the kingdom of
Ged. Ner are the numerous particulars,
and the spiritual ideas, and the logical
truths, which"are involved in the teachings
of the apostle, Paul, concerning the resur
rection, actually received and believed by
these whose minds are tilled up te
the brim, as it were, with the erroneous
opinions of self-derived intelligence : or
with the imaginary sentiments which have
been inculcated by :i false theology.
These who are prepared te accept, and
who are able te understand, the teaching in
the leth chapter of 1st Corinthians, arc
they that are willing te lay aside at least
some of the preconceived opinions whit h
arc, at this day, entertained by many.
They are these who are desirous te learn
what is really taught, in the "Werd
of Ged. en the great subject of the
resurrection, and the future immortal life
of man. That is, te learn what is the true
import of the Bible in its entirety ; and
net merely what it appears te be from a
lew disconnected passages. Fer, in order
te obtain a correct knowledge of this or
any;ether theme of Divine revelation, it is
necessary te take a comprehensive view ;
te consider the matter long, earnestly,
thoughtfully, thoroughly and prayerfully.
It would be impossible te gain an intimate
knowledge of either of the sciences of ge
ometry, astroneniy,chcmistry, or anatomy,
without much patient study and re
search. And the man who expects te
knew all about the doctrines of Christiani
ty, who hopes te understand anything
about the grand realities and the sublime
mysteries of the kingdom of Ged. without
much deep rellectien and careful investi
gation, is as much mistaken as the farmer
would be who should expect te raise crops
of wheat and corn and potatoes by sitting
down with folded hands, day after day, in
the genial sunshine of spring, the sewing
time of the year, and spending the pre
cious hours in listless, stupid idleness. It
is evident, therefore, that te accomplish
anything, mentally, requires the active
working of the human laeulties, just as te
de anything physically demands the busy
employment of the human hands. It is
true that the humblest child of earth, that
will make a proper use of his or her oppor
tunities in this life of piobatien, se as te
overcome evil with geed and be made a
new creature, shall attain a state of eon een
uinc intelligence and wisdom, and finally
be associated with the angels in heaven.
But, be it remembered, that no human
being can ever become intelligent and
wise in spiritual things any mere than in
natural things without receiving instiu -tien
and the cultivation of the faculties ac
cordingly. Te have strong hands we must
make use of them.
Wc have intimated that te be able te
intelligently understand what the apostle
teaches with regard te the resurrection, it
is necessary te remove some of the precon
ceived oxiiniens which arc entertained by
many en the subject. By preconceived
opinions, we mean these notions which
have been conceived, and these ideas which
have be formed, and these .thoughts which
have been imbibed, from the fancies of cer
tain poets ; or from the imaginings of cer
tain ether idealists ; or from the supersti
tions of former ages, which have by tradi
tion been handed down te us ; or from the
vague, hazy, indefinite theological tenets
which have been held anil still are very
largely entertained by the people of
Christendom. In a word, wc mean
by preconceived opinions these
sentiments in complex, which are
formed in the mind of any one before
he becomes familiar with the genuine doc
trine, which is taught in that only true
source of spiritual light and truly rational
knowledge, namely, the 'AVerd of Ged.
That is, wc mean, any one's general senti
ment or belief, before the Bible has been
thoroughly examined, and a comprehen
sive view has been obtained of what it ob
viously teaches : or, of what may be de
duced therefrem, as a whole. And all will
admit the fact that multitudes indeed,
the vast majority of men and women, are
thus in preconceived opinions and net, as
yet, in the truth. Multitudes are gliding
down the stream of time toward the great
ocean of eternity, without any definite
knowledge of the one-thousandth part of
what is contained in the scriptures re
specting their immortal destiny. They
have net yet been brought from darkness
te light ; from the darkness of ignorance
and error te the light of intelligence in
spiritual thiiius. They have net passed
from the death of various evil affections
and wrong desires te the life of righteous
ness, which implies a life of love te Ged,
and of charity toward the neighbor. But
it. is pleasant te think, as the doctrine of
the "New Church se bsntttifully teaches,
that all the children of men. who de net
confirm themselves tn evils of life, or who
net make wrong-doing the supicmc de
light of their lives, will, in the Lord's own
geed time, and in His own wise way, be
led into a definite knowledge of the truth,
which they will receive, yea. with inmost
feelings of joy ; and se be saved with an
everlasting salvation. Net only these -of
our church are saved.
Having defined what we mean by pre
conceived opinions, we may new proceed
te notice hew this is applicable te thesuo thesue
ject under consideration. And we find, en
consulting the popular sentiment or belief,
and its deeply-seated prejudices, the origin
of which has already been alluded te, that
various notions arc entertained ; that
neither agree with what the Apostle Paul
teaches, nor with what is taught in the
Bible as a whole, in its most obvious
meaning, when rightly interpreted and ra
tienally understood. Among these no
tions are the following : That the material
body of man will be raised again at some
future time, but nobody knows when ;
that all the original particles of human
bodies, which have been dissolved for
thousands or perhaps tens of thousands of
years, will be gathered together again,
but nobody knows hew : that the souls of
people exist somewhere from the time of
the dissolution of the body until the time
of the general resurrection, but nobody
knows where ; that the souls of people re
main in an unconscious condition in the
grave until the sounding of the last trump,
but nobody knows why; and at some
place en the eaith the Lord will, by-and-by-descend
from heaven te cause the
dead te come forth from their graves, and
te cilect the judgment 01 universal man
kind, but nobody knows whether this au
gust affair is te take place in Asia, Africa,
Europe or America. When the theolo
gians were asked te give an intelligent ex
planation of these things, they put off the
anxious inquirer by saying, "It is a mys
tery." When they were requested te show
from analogy, or from some ether reason
able ground, that it was possible or prob
able that the natural body docs really rise
again, they said : '"3Iy dear brother, it is a
mystery." When some earnest, thinking,
doubting Christian desired te knew wlij-
the body should ever be raised anil reunit
ed te the soul the reply was : " It is a mys
tery ; but, dear friend, only have patience,
you will learn all about these deep things
when you get te heaven." And when
some truth-seeking brother wished te be
informed as te the manner in which the
Lord, who is an infinite, Divine, spiritual
being, could ever descend, personally into
the material world and be seen with the
natural eyes of the people en earth, it was
answered ; "-'It is a mystery; but, brother,
'with Ged all things are possible' : I be
seech you, therefore, net te allow your
faith te be shaken by any strange doctrines
you may hear.'
Se the thick, heavy, dismal veil of mys-
tery was drawn ever the bright and shining
features, and ever tlic beautiful and sym
metrical form of Divine truth and heavenly
love, as personified in the humanity of the
Leid Ged, our Saviour and Redeemer. Ah,
these men were net fully conscious of what
they did. But the theologians who have
from time te time undertaken te spread the
veil of mystery ever the things concerning
which it is perfectly right and proper for
people te have an intelligent knowledge
have really done nothing less than te hide
the glorious light of Divine truth, which
proceeds from the Sun of Righteousness,
which is exalted above the angelic heavens
and beams benignly ever all finite beings.
Many long centuries before, the Apostle
Paul, in his epistle te the Corinthians, ex
claimed: " Jielwhl snow yen a myxtery."
And in his doctrine se clearly set forth he
did solve what had been for ages regarded
by the masses of mankind as an incompre
hensible mystery. lie showed hew the
dead are raised up, and with what sort of
a body they come into the heavenly world
te continue inanefermal state of existence.
In a general way at least he explained the
process of dying and of man's entrance
into life and immortality. As plainly as he
could, according te the light he had, he
declared the manner in which this great
change is effected. He showed hew death
is swallowed up in victory ; hew death is
deprived of its sting; hew the grave is
robbed of its terrors ; hew man's cerrupti
ble puts en liicorruptieu ; hew his mortal
nature puts en immortality, and hew the
imaginary dark valley of the shadow of
death is illumined by the beauteous light
from Ged's own benign countenance.
But theologians for the most part
knew net, saw net, comprehended, net the
real meanings of the apostle ; or did net
even wish te de se, which is the most
singular thing of all. The Lord Jesus
Christ, who in I lis Divine Humanity is
none ether but He who is, and who was,
and who is te come the Almighty says te
His disciples in the gesjiel : "Unto you it
is given te knew that is, te understand
the mysteries of the kingdom of Ged."
But some of these who professed te be
Ged's ministers upon earth said te men
and women who desired te have an intel
ligent understanding of the matters of
religion in which they felt a deep interest :
" De net inquire tee deeply into these
mysteries. Yeu will never be able te com
prehend them en this side of heaven.
Pray for an increase of faith. Held fast
te the faith once delivered te the saints ;"
etc. When men and women were hunger
ing for the bread of life, namely, the
geed things of genuine Christian doctrine,
the stones of perverted faith in respect te
the word of Ged were offered them. Or,
when the people asked for the fish of true
natural science, regarded in the light of
Divine revelation, the serpents of sensuous
ideas and materialistic notions were given
them. Is it any wonder, therefore, my
friends, that in many cases honest doubt
ers and earnest inquirers have been
driven into a denial of the dogmas of
religion, and into skepticism, with regard
te many points of theology'.' Nay, en the
contrary is it net rather a wonder that we
de net hear of far mere avowed skeptics
than we de ? Probably there would be
mere if it were a little less unpopular te
be a skeptic than it is.
We cannot tarry here long enough te
offer a plea for the honest doubters, or te
make apologies for the sincere skeptics.
But in view of the difficulties and per
plexities of the prevailing theology ; in
view of the notion of the resurrection of
the material human bodies, in view of
the monstrous contradiction of the idea
that Ged is at the same time, all love,
mercy, kindness and compassion toward a
portion of His creatures, that He
is full of hatred, wrath and ven
geance towards another portion ;
and in view of a thousand ether things
which are equally repugnant te enlight
ened human thought and equally at vari
ance with the obvious teaching of Divine
revelation, What shall men de'? we may
ask. What can men de who are endowed
with the heaven-born faculty of reason
and who are moved by irresistible im
pulses te exercise that reason '.' Why, we
declare it te be our firm conviction that,
just as surely as the heavens arc higher
than the earth, there arc only two things
in general that they can de under the cir
cumstances. The one course for them te
pursue is te go en doubting the dogmas of
religion, and then rejecting one thinjr after
another of revealed truth until even the
existence of Ged as an infinite. Divine, per
sonal Being, is denied, and the idea of the
future life and the immortality of man is
repudiated, and thus, being se immersed
in the treacherous mires of materialism as
te become infatuated by the notion that
man dies like the beasts, which perish, and
then te go out of the world by " taking a
fearful leap in the dark." And the ether
course te pursue is for the doubter or the
sincere seeker after genuine, rational and
scriptural truth, te betake himself te a
thorough investigation of the system of
religious philosophy as wc have it in the
Lord's New Church. That is, te devote
some time te an earnest perusal of the
heavenly doctrines of the Christum relig
ion, as these are most lucidly expounded
in the theological writings of Emanuel
Swedenberg. And we believe that if
the doubter is capable of receiving revealed
truth, and desirous te have his mind en
lightened by means of the truth, and will
have the patience te make a faithful exam
ination of the system, he will certainly
lind quite sufficient spiritual instruction te
completely satisfy the interior needs of his
higher nature. The grand principles and
glorious truths which are there set forth,
and which are derived from, and corrobo
rated by, and founded upep, the Werd of
Ged, will show him the path of life and
encourage him te walk therein during his
pilgrimage en earth. Fer this system of
theology is most fully and perfectly adapt
ed te accomplish se momentous a result as
te save the world from naturalism and
materialism, from rationalism and skepti
cism, and from every form of self-conceit
which can delude man and divert his feet
into the downward way that surely leads
te mental darkness and te the abodes of
spiritual and eternal death. Te these,
therefore, who have weighed the tenets
of the prevailing theology in the bal
ance of common sense, and have, accord
ing te their best judgment, found
them wanting, found them almost entirely
devoid of these substantial spiritual ele
ments, which satisfy the inner hunger and
thirst of the mind, and heart, and soul
te such we say, de net be discouraged yet,
but resolve te leek into the heaven-revealed
doctrines of the Xew Jerusalem, in
order te sec if they de net contain just
what you need for your mental satisfaction,
and your spiritual edification, and veur
everlasting salvation.
But pardon these digressions; and let
us new devote ourselves mere directly te a
consideration of the subject. Let us en
deavor te sec, or te arrive at an intelli
gent understanding of the manner in
which the apostle Paul has solved the mys
tery of man's death, as te his material
body, and his resurrection te life and im im
immei tality, as te his spiritual body. In
our text he says : Beheld, I shew you a
mystery ; wc shall net all sleep, but wc
shall all be changed, etc." By the words,
' we shall net all sleep,' is evidently
meant that man does net remain in
an unconscious state or condition in the
! grave ; that the human soul does net
sleep in the tomb or in the dust of the
earth for centuries, or thousands, or even
millions of years, awaiting a future general
resurrection of all dead bodies of all the
countless myriads of human beings who
have lived and died in all lands of all ages
of the world. The declaration of Paul in
his epistle te the Hebrews is that "it is ap
pointed unto men once te die, but after
this the judgment ;" showing plainly as
words can express it that the resurrection
and also the judgment take place immedi
ately after death.
The next statement of the text is that
" we shall all be changed." And the change
referred te consists simply in this, namely,
in putting oil' the material body and con
tinuing te exist by virtue of the spiritual
body ; in becoming unconscious as te the
things of time and sense, and awakening
te a consciousness of the scenes and reali
ties of eternity, and leaving the natural
world and entering into the spiritual
world. Thus, if it is really true, as almost
every one in Christendom professes te be
lieve, that man is immortal ; that a human
being is se created -that, as te his soul, he
cannot die te eternity, then it fellows that
the death and dissolution of the body must
imply the continuation of life as te the
soul or spirit. And se we see that the
truth of the matter is as truly as it is
beautifully expressed by the writer who
says :
"There is 110 death! what seems se is transi
tien ;
This life of mortal breatii is but the suburb of
lite elysian,
Whose portal we call death."
This sentiment is in perfect accord with
the teachings of the scriptures throughout.
Fer example, when the Divine Teacher
himself says in Luke xx, 37, '.iii : " Xew,
that the dead are risen, even Moses shewed
at the bush, when he calleth the Lord, the
Ged of Abraham, and the Ged of
Isaac, and the Ged of Jacob. Fer,
he is net a Ged of the dead but of the
living ; because all live unto Him."
And wc also read in the book of Ecclesi
astcs, 12th chapter, that when the windows
of the soul that is the eyes of the body
arc darkened as te the scenes of the earth,
because man geeth te his long home ; and
when the silver cord is loosed or the
golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be
broken at the fountain, or the wheel be
broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust
return te the earth, as it was; and the
spirit shall return unto Ged, who gave it."
Hence we learn from the true doctrine of
the church, according te the sacred writ
ings, that the human soul is manifested by
means of the spirit, which is in the perfect
human form, constituting a complete spir
itual body. This spiritual body, while
man lives in the natural world, is clothe I,
as it were with a natural body. This spir
itual body, is composed of the spiritual
substances of which all things of the ether
world are formed ; and the natural body is
composed of the material substances of
whicli the things of this world are made.
The spirit, then, is the real man ; the or
ganic being ; the immortal intelligence ;
that survives the dissolution of the body.
That it is se is clearly shown in the account
of our Lord's transfiguration before Peter,
James and Jehn, as recorded in Luke ix,
28 and following verses. Wc there read
that "there talked with him two men,
who were .Moses and Elias ; who appeared
in glory and spake of His decease, which
lie should accomplish at Jerusalem." Xew,
as a matter of history, we knew that
Moses and Elias had departed this life
many long centuries before. Wc cannot
step here te discuss the translation of Eli
jah, who is meant by Elias in this passage,
and te give an explanation of particulars ;
but wc must be content by making the
general statement that it is a total impos
sibility for any human being ever te have
gene away from this world and te have en
tered into the spiritual world with his ma
terial body. While Elijah was translated
it is said of Moses, at the close of the Pen
tateuch, that he died and was buried. His
hotly returned te dust and ashes. It was
in the course of a few years completely dis
solved. In the form of imponderable gases
the particles of material J substances which
had composed the body of Moses had for
centimes been dispersed te all patts of the
physical glebe of the earth. There liad
been no resurrection. But notwithstand
ing all this, Moses appears as a man, to
gether with Elias, en the .mount of trans
figuration and talks with the Lord Jcsns.
It is said that these two men, namely,
Moses and Elias, " appeared in glory ;" by
which we understand that they were seen
by the three disciples, with their inner
sight, in their glorious spiritual bodies, in
the light of heaven ; having become angels
angelic men after their entrance into
the heavenly world.
We should observe that the apostle docs
net teach us that men will only have a spir
itual body after death, which will be given
him by the' resurrection and the miracn miracn
leus transformation of his natural body ; as
lias often been supposed. But you will no
tice that he says distinctly, It is sewn a
natural body ; it is raised a spiritual body;
and there is a spiritual hotly." And we
take it, that if these words mean anything
it is that every man,, and woman, and
child, that lives in the world, having a nat-
ural body, liasalse, at the same time, a spir-
itualbedy. And when a person dies, it is
indeed his or her body which the person
has at the time that is raised into the con
scious life of the eternal world and state.
But be it observed that it is the spiritual
body which an individual has that is raised,
and net the natural or material body. Se
we are taught, in the gospels, that even
though a man were physically dead, j-et
should he spiritually live. And that man's
physical organism, composed of material
substances, can never be metamophescd in
any manner se as te become a spiritual or
ganism, is as plainly taught in this same
leth chapter of Paul te the Corinthians as
it can be expressed by words. He says, in
the verse immediately preceding our text :
"Xew, this I say, brethren, that flesh and
bleed cannot inherit the kingdom of Ged :
neither doth corruption inherit incerrup-
Wc see, therefore, my friends, that it is
one of the strange and inexplfcable things
of an erroneous theology that it has befog
ged the mind of the people of the Christiau
world generally with the absurd notion
with the nesensical idea of the resurrec
tion of the material body. We find that,
in order te make it appear that such a thing
is taught, the theologians have turned the
evidences of the sacred scriptures m this
subject queerly upside down. They have
strangely misappehended and misinter
preted the plain teachings of the apostle
Paul. They have made the import of Hely
Writ te conform te the preconceived opin
ions of men ; which opinions have been
foisted into the systems of religion as pure
gospel truth ; and se, the falsity in ques
tion has bees infused into the minds of the
great masses of the people. And in many
individuals this falsity still remains, float
ing about in the mind, se te speak, like a
dark cloud, through which the beautiful
rays of the true idea en the subject cannot
yet be seen.
The theologians of the past who have
formed the prevailing popular idea of the
resurrection of the physical hotly have also
overlooked and ignored the facts of science,
and the laws and operations of nature,
which have an important bearing en the
subject, and which are se well calculated
te clear it up and make it interesting, and
reasonable, and comprehensible, when
taken in connection with what is taught in
the Werd of Ged. But we can most heart
ily congratulate the world, in view of the
grand fact that, in the new age whicli has
begun, in the new dispensation which has
been given, in the new revelations
of spiritual knowledge which have been
made, in the Lord's Xew Church which
has begun te be established, in the new,
rational, logical, beautiful and scriptural
doctrines of the Christian religion, which
arc being promulgated, mere or less, in all
lands and among all people throughout
the habitable glebe, and in the new
thoughts, and feelings, and affections, and
perceptions which are being awakened
and cultivated ; en account of these things,
we say, we can congratulate the world ;
for, in view of them, there is hope a
bright and glorious hope for the future of
humanity. The new light the cheering
beneficent light from the Sun of Right
eousness, which has already dawned, and
will continue te increase is of such a na
ture that it will, as time rolls en, disperse
the fogs of error, the mists of superstition,
the shades of ignorance, and the clouds of
falsity, mere and mere. And this light is
the truth, which beams, in beauty and
glory, from the Werd of Ged, by virtue of
its inner meaning or spiritual sense, which
is new revealed. I he truth of the erd
of Ged is rational in its form and spiritual
in its quality, as suited te the minds of
these at this day who arc able and willing
te receive it, and te strive te live according
te it. It is perfectly adapted te enlighten
and gladden, te purify and ennoble, te ele
vate and bless, the universal family of man
kind. But new, in conclusion, a few mere re
marks respecting our subject. And let
these remarks be about the change of
death, or the manner in which man's dis
solution is effected. It is said in our own
text, that it takes place " in a moment, in
the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump ;
for, the trumpet shall sound, and the dead
shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall
be changed." Xew, wc understand the
apostle here, by " the last trump," te use
a figurative expression, signifying the close
of any or every human being's natural life
en earth ; the departure from the scenes of
time, and the awakening te a conscious life
amid the wonderful realities of the eternal
world. When we have been sleeping
sweetly, we awaken in the morning, it may
be said, in the twinkling of an eye. The
expression is evidently made use of te
mean at once, quickly or immediately ;
as it is sometimes employed in common
speech. And se death is like a short, sweet,
peaceful sleep. In death, a person is in a
similar state as in sleep, with the differ
ence that perceptible respiration has ceas
ed. And we are instructed in the doctrine
of the church, that this sleep, in the gener
ality of the cases, continues until the third
day, and that then the person becomes
conscious by awakening in the spirit. The
reason why the sleep of death generally
lasts until the third day, is, because the
spirit of many cannot be resuscitated,
that is, be made conscious by being with
drawn from, and thus separated from, the
body until the two vital motions the re
spiratory motion of the lungs, and the
systolic motion of the heart have
entirely ceased. And these, we arc
informed, continue till the third day
in most cases of adults. But in the very
moment that the marvelous machinery of
the physical human frame is brought
entirely te a standstill, then, in the twink
ling of an eye, the great change is accom
plished, and the person is an actual in
habitant of the spiritual world.
In the case of infants and little children,
we are told that their tender spirits are
released from the body and carried up into
heaven, where they are given into the
charge of angel methcrs.immediatcly after
their decease. And they are cared for
with the utmost tenderness, and grew up
and become intelligent, and wise, and
pure and lovely angels, according te their
genius and latent capacities.
That man's resurrection takes place en
the third day. as also did our Lord's, is
shown from the scriptures in the prophecy
of Hosea, viii., 12, where wc read: "Come
and let us return unto theLord,ferHchath
tern and He will heal us ; He hath smitten
and He will bind us up. After two days
He will revive us ; in the third day He will
raise us up, and we shall live in His sight."
Why then should we have any fear of
death'.' Wc need net have any, my friends,
if wc se live te make timely preparation
for this important change which awaits us
all. "Fer we knew that if our earthly
house of this tabernacle were dissolved wc
have a building of Ged, an house net made
with hands, eternal in the heavens.',.
Te all sutrering from chronic diseases of all
kinds. Confidential consultation invited per
sonally or by mail. Xewmethed of treatment.
Xew and reliable remedies, lioek and circu
lars sent free in sealed envelopes. Address
Heward Association, 419 X. Xinth street, Phil
adelphia, Pa., an institution having n high
reputation for honorable conduct and profe prefe profe
lenai skill. mar-lyd
MtY aoens, jtc.
Reduction of Prices,
As many kinds of goods are going up
in price every week, hut we held a large
stock of desirable Dry Goods that are
selling at rates proportionate te cost
some time age. In the matter of
MUSLINS we secured and MUSLINS
stored' away an immense MUSLIXS
quantity, se that our sales- MUSLIXS
rooms and rcscrye stock- MUSLIXS
rooms leek like wholesale MUSLIXS
stores. These standard MUSLINS
goods are new retailing MUSLINS
largely ut less titan future .MUSLINS
prices. MUSLINS
We also beugnt freely of
Ami can show the geed results of our
bargaining en inquiry at the Flannel
We are also selling
Cheaper than they can be bought at.
The people will have te pay higher for
many kinds of dry goods after the pres
ent stock are sold out.
Jehn Wanamaker,
CLTicrn.v Kkmehiks for the Treatment of
Weed and Skin and Scalp Humors. When or
Scrofulous. Cancerous, Syphilitic origin, the
Cuticura Keselvent is tile principal remedy,
uiid if there are at the same time Ulcers, Sere
or ether Kxternul Affections, then the Ccti
cuua, assisted by the Cirrici'UA Se.vr, must he
used externally. If the disease is of the Skill
and Scalp, the principal remedy will then be
the CirricuitA, with the Ci'TicuuASeAr.nnd such
use of the Keselvkst as is suggested by tin-
following conditiens: In all skin and Scalp
Diseases, when the skin is het and dry. tiie
bleed feverish, the liver torpid, the bowels con
stipated, or when the virus of scrofula or poi
son of Mercury is known te lurk in tiiesystcm,
or when the Constitution has been shattered
by Malarial and Anti-Periodic Fevers anil De
bilitating Diseases, always take the Ueselvemt
while using the Citicitha. A cure thus liiiuli:
will be permanent ami satisfactory.
The Cutirurii Kcniedics Succeed Where a
Consultation of Physicians rails.
Messrs. Weeks Pettkk: Centlcmen.i have
suffered ever thirteen years with skin disease
in my hands and limbs, causing constant irri
tation, depriving me or rest and attention te
I sought many remedies here ami elsewhere,
also use of .sulphur baths, without permanent
Last Mav a nlivsician called inv disease
Kczcma Undent, spots appeared en my hands,
head and face, eves became much lulliimcd
and granulated, causing at length impaired
Internal and external remedies were pre
scribed by a leading physician for six months,
was then introduced te another, and a consul
tation of several leading physicians was had.
when a delinite plan was decided upon, but all
te )i purpose.
After following advice ler four months with
out any permanent cure. 1 bought two bottles
of Cuticuka Ueselvemt, two boxes of CtrricuitA,
and some SeAiund can testify with great pleas
ure te the eilect they have had in my case, in
eight days being nearly cured.
The physicians pronounced my case the
most aggravated one that has ever come under
their experience and practice.
I recemin I ami liighlv indorse the Clti-
cfu.v Kemki-ies. Yours truly,
Aficntfer Harper it Jlre.'s l'ubliattienx.
Clikkei:iS)T. axi Woedwako Ave.,
Detkeit, Mich., Jan. 21, 1h;;.
Face, Head ami Parts of l'etly. Ilea
Covered "Willi Scabs anil Seres.
Messrs. Weeks & Petteie. I commenced tn
use your CirricuitA last. July. Have only used
one large and one small box, and one bottle of
the Ke.selve.nt. My race and head and some
parts of 1113- body were amest raw. My head
was covered with scabs and .sores, and 1113- suf
fering was fearful.
I had tried everything I had heard or in the
Kast and West. M3- case was considered a very
bad one. One very skillful nlivsician said he
would rather net treat it, ami some of them
think new I unions-cured tcmperarilv. Itliluk
uot,ler I have net a particlcef Salt I'liciim about
me, and 1113- case is considered wonderful. 31 v
case has been the means of sellingagreat nianj-ofyeurCi-TicuuA
Remedies in this part of the
country, i'cspcctfiillv veurs,
Decatl'k, Mich., Nev. 17, 1S7S.
Cuticura, Cuticura Keselvent ami Cuticura
Seap ure prepared by Weeks I'etter. Chem
ists and Druggists, VM) Washington street. l!os l!os
ten, and are ter sale 13- all druggists. Price of
Cuticura, small boxes, fle cents ; large be.xes.
containing two and one-halt' times thequantity
et small,!, ltcselveiit $1 per bottle. Cuticura
Seap, i" cents per cake ; by mail, 30 cents ;
three cakes, 75 cents.
Ne ether remedy in the
world can se quickly as-
FirCTHIftsuage the most vieleut
iMirnriNTiw fiTl'iiIn Til..-.'
Pi ICTpR) distributethroiiglieut the
fcrw I B nervous system a gentle
and continuous current or Klectricitv, which
instantly annihilates Pain, vitalizes W'cakanil
Paral3zed Parts, cures Sere Lungs, Palpita
tion of the Heart, Painful Kidneys, Liver com
plaint, i'huumnlisiu. Neuralgia and Sciatica,
(iet the trenuine.
K IT A Ti:liL.
Ten j-ears age Fulinctecks Farina Fleur
had si sale of 10,000 fts. per week in Lancaster,
and was considered
Mr. Fahnestock has net been milling for ten
years, but has again taken charge of his mill,
and Is making the Farina Fleur. Levers of
Heed Fleur and ljiij-en of New Precess anil
Western Fleur are Invited te give the Farina
Fleur a trial. It is sold at a lower price than
ether Fancy IJrands of Fleur.
17 Kant King Street, Lancaster, Pa.
OjTestTKiHn Locomotive Works.
The subscriber centinupa te manufacture
Fer Tanning and ether purposes r
Furnace Twiers,
llcllews Pipes,
Sheet-iron Werk, and
Blaeksmi thing generally.
O- Jobbing promptly attended te.
anglS-lyd JOHN BEST,