Religious Items

The St. Louis Globe Democrat quotes Rev. Dr. Edmund Duckworth, rector of St. James Memorial Church, as follows:—

"What is true religion? Pure and undefiled religion does not consist in singing hymns, sitting in churches, and performing intricate rituals, but in keeping unspotted from the world. It has its being in being a father to the fatherless and an aid to the widows and the afflicated. It is doing good and being good, and not in acting good on church days. Church membership is a great help to the maintenance of a spirit and conduct of righteousness, but in itself it is not righteousness. Righteousness is in living and doing just the good things, and the Church avails only as it assists to the promotion of that kind of living. The great trouble with the ministers is that they magnify the trifles and minify the essentials.

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August 7, 1902
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