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Modern Church Worship
“It was a church of eminent propriety. It was large and lofty, with long—drawn isles and excellent sleeping accommodations, where the worshipers were assisted to dream of Heaven by every appliance of sweet music, and not rudely shaken in their slumbers by any obtrusiveness on the part of the Preacher. In fact everything about the service of this church was thoroughly toned down by good breeding. The responses of the worshipers were given decorous whispers that scarcely disturbed the solemn stillness, for when a congregation of the best fed and best bred people of Protestantism on their knees declare themselves ‘miserable sinners,’ it is a matter of delicacy to make as little disturbance about it as possible. A well—paid choir of the finest professional singers took the whole responsibility of praising God into their own hands, so that the respectable audience were relived from any necessary exertion in that department. As the most brilliant lights of the opera were from time to time engaged to render more solemn parts of the service, flocks of sinners who otherwise would never have entered a church crowded to hear these ‘ morning stars sing together,’ let us hope to their edification. The sermon of the preacher, delivered in the dim perspective, had a plaintive, far-off sound, as a voice of ‘one crying in the wilderness,’ and crying at a very great distance. This was in part owing to the fact that the church, having been built after an old ecclesiastical model in days when English churches were used only for professional services, was entirely un-adapted for any purpose of public speaking, so that a man’s voice had about as good a chance of effect in it as if he spoke anywhere in the thorough-fares of New York. Adapted from Review & Sabbath Herald June 3, 1875 Vol. 1 No. 30
2Timothy 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
A word to the wise is sufficient! Go ye out to meet him!
It is our Prayer that you find this site an enjoyable and powerful learning experience that is as different and unique as is our Savior’s message to His people. As we come closer to the climax of this earth’s history there is much that we as “Professed Christianity” need to change in our lives to be ready for our heavenly King. Please take time to read, listen, and send us your comments. May God bless each one of you!
“We are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. Prophecies are fulfilling. The last great conflict will be short, but terrible. Old controversies will be revived; new controversies will arise. We have a great work to do. Our ministerial work must not cease. The last warning must be given to the world. There is a special power in the presentation of the truth at the present time. How long will it last?–Only a little while. If ever there was a crisis it is now. The inquiry of every one should be, What am I? To whom do I owe allegiance? Is my heart renewed? Is my soul reformed? Are my sins forgiven? Will they be blotted out when the time of refreshing shall come?” -The Gospel Herald May-14-1902
The goal of this web site is to point all visitors, to CHRIST through the “Old Landmarks” by reproducing many of these original documents, thereby exposing many of the winds of doctrine that are blowing through apostate Protestantism, destroying true faith in our heavenly King. The Protestant Leaders of America more than 100 years ago knew more, and understood more, than we do today.
“Few realize the dangerous character of the sentiments that we are having to meet. I have been over the ground. I have been given plain words to speak concerning these specious, bewitching sentiments. If they are not most decidedly met and reproved, souls will be lost. We can not afford to be deceived. We must point our people to the old landmarks. We are to obtain strength and courage from on high, that we may obey the command given me, “Meet it.”” SpM 339.5
“God has given me light regarding our periodicals. What is it?–He has said that the dead are to speak. How?–Their works shall follow them. We are to repeat the words of the pioneers in our work, who knew what it cost to search for the truth as for hidden treasure, and who labored to lay the foundation of our work. They moved forward step by step under the influence of the Spirit of God. One by one these pioneers are passing away. The word given me is, Let that which these men have written in the past be reproduced.” RH, May 25, 1905 par. 22
Something to Ponder
Apostate Protestantism Definition: “The Truth is where the Church is.”
True Protestant Definition: “The Church is where the Truth is.”