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A convention has just been held in Toledo, O., which, though it caused no stir in the city and passed almost unnoticed by the rest of the State, was not without significance in the religious development of the nation. It was the State Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association. During the sessions there was a very earnest and, on the whole, intelligent attempt to understand the duty of the Association toward the pressing social problems of the day. Instead of the old question, How can we rescue more individuals from an evil world? the question was, How can we get at the evils of the world itself and cure them? A large part of the sessions was thus devoted to a discussion of the place the Association can have in making municipal government sounder and more Christian in spirit. The resolutions adopted indicate the spirit of the Convention. They assert that "the Associations as a rule have taken no sufficient part in the investigation of social conditions," and recommend that "each Association, through some department already organized, or by some special committee, make a through study of social conditions in its own locality, and propose some definite workable able scheme for making our Associations Christian Associations in fact as well as associations of Christians."

The Outlook.

The coming of the Lord into the world and his fulfilment of the Law and the Prophets threw a great flood of light on all previous revelation. And still further openings of the Word were promised by him to those who should live at a later period. Such was the meaning of his declaration, "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot hear them now." The time would come when a better knowledge of Scripture, and a deeper insight into it, would be given. Then would it manifestly shot itself to be "the everlasting Gospel," divine and holy from beginning to end.

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June 2, 1906

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