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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
90           STATUS OF METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.

     XVII.  The child is born whose grand-child will see the realiza-
tion of our most sanguine hopes of the darker races of the world.
     XVIII.  What a grand sight to see the Grand Review of the
 Moral and Religious armies; but we need not wait for the review by
our great-grand-children, but we will call the armies led by colored
men to pass before us that we may see what we are doing toward the
moral, religious and social elevation of the race.
     XIX.  The educational status of the Negroes and the interest that
the M. E. Church, M. E. Church (South) and the Independent Negro
congregations are doing towards the elevation of the race.  One of the
greatest problems of the day is the Negro Problem.  The men who are
on guard as watchmen must lift their voices and blow their trumpets
and give no uncertain sound.


            WATCHMAN WHAT OF THE NIGHT?


    There are two parties interested in the solution of the Negro Prob-
lem, the white man and the black man, each of them have something
to do. The black man must get the Spelling-book which is the key to the
temple of Objective Knowledge. The Holy Bible, which will give him
the keys to the Pearly Gates of the city of the Great King.  Then the
Bank-book, which will give him the key to the temple of Commerce and
Trade and to the heart of the white man; the Lamp of Knowledge,
the Cross and the Dollar, are the signs of conquest and victory; the
burning lamp is the emblem of Intelligence and the sign that ignorance
is receding before the onward march of Ideas.  The Cross is a sign
that right is triumphing over wrong, and the Son of Mary is to reign
from sea to sea.
    The Dollar is the emblem of man s redemption from poverty and
want.  It is the one great power that will supply the individual, family
and race, with food, raiment, shelter and an education.  Thus if the
race will secure their Books on earth, they can read their title clear to
a cottage on the earth and to a mansion in the skies.
    The white man has the Spelling-book, the Bank-book and all they
represent. He is the Master in the Commonwealth of Letters. He is the




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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