FROM OUR EXCHANGES

[Rev. Frederick Campbell, D.D., in The Christian Work and Evangelist.]

Even supposing we be right in saying that in the nature of the case we cannot repeat the works of Christ, so stupendous as even to raise the dead, it does not follow that we are not to make as near approach to his works as possible. If we cannot preach as he did, and draw the multitudes by our preaching as he did, we must still preach, for he commanded us so to do ; and why should we not still heal, even if our healing be as feeble a shadow of his as our preaching is of his masterly address? Christ's mission was in large part of immediate beneficence. It is as true to-day as it was when he said it, that "the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." And if, even in slightest measure, we possess the power which he enjoyed, and which he conferred upon his disciples, we are bound to make use of it. Nor does it in the least excuse us from this responsibility that "many false prophets are gone out into the world," professing to do this same work; for then by the same argument we should be excused from preaching the gospel. The great truth that ought to be taught by the Church at once and proclaimed from the housetops, is that healing is divine work.

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