The Future

Christmas-time has come and gone and the New Year and the New Century have dawned. Anno Domini, 1901, has put in its appearance and we know of no good reason why this calendar year should not receive a hearty welcome at the hands of all. It is, no doubt, destined to be a momentous year; a year full of prophecy for the century which it inaugurates; an introductory to the great volume which is to be written during the twentieth century.

To attempt a forecast of that volume were vain. If it were possible to gauge it by that which has been written since the dawn of the nineteenth century, some dim prognostications might be made; but there is no method of calculation to fix upon. Materially speaking, we are at a loss for a rule whereby to estimate. Spiritually considered, the only rule whereon to hang a hope of certainty is, that God's promises have in the past been measurably fulfilled with mathematical certainty; and we know that future fulfilment is not less certain than past fulfilment; but the time and manner thereof we can only hope and trust for.

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