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The non-Christian has a right to expect that the Christian will be more than an average man in goodness. He has a right to expect that we who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ will exhibit the spirit of our Master in all the relations of life. This is not a demand for perfection, but for clear evidence that perfection is our aim. Sometimes we are "overtaken in a fault," stumble in the way where we are walking. It is not the occasional weakness of the Christian that causes others to stumble, it is our persistent refusal to apply our Christianity to every-day matters. It looks, to those who are watching us, as if our ideals for common duties were no higher than their own: as if our religion exhausted itself in creadal consent and outward forms. Probably this is not the case with any great number of Christians, but it is unfortunate that we should convey such an impression. If Christianity does not make men more honest, more unselfish, more considerate than they would otherwise be, it is not the Christianity of Christ.

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Rev. Artemas J. Haynes, pastor of the United Church, delivered the address at the Men's Club service last evening, the theme being "The Creed of a New Century." In connection with the address, Mr. Haynes said.—

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