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Christianity's Influence in the Nation
			
   CHRISTIANITY'S INFLUENCE IN THE NATION.

  [The following was among the most inspiring and valuable of the exer-
cises at Wilberforce, in June last, at the Commencement and the Cente-
nary of Bihop Daniel A. Payne.--Editor.]
  The builders of nations and governments have been always
men of heroic mold. Heedless of environment, wherever duty
called they have gone forward. Let none dare falter, in this
moment of the irrepressible conflict, to bring about the ulti-
mate triumph of the Christ, the Man of Galilee whose do-
minion is an everlasting dominion and his kingdom is from
generation to generation, and in that glorious time that's
coming
              "When the war drum throbs no longer
              And the battle flags are furled,
              In the Parliament of Man,
              The Federation of the World."
  Advance with the resolution of Oshea when reconnoitering
his army before the Canaanitish city. Says the writer of this
historic incident: "And it came to pass when Oshea was by
Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold there
stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his
hand: And Oshea went unto him, and said unto him art thou
for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, Nay; but as cap-
tain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Oshea fell
on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him,
What saith my Lord unto his servant? And the captain of
the Lord's host said unto Oshea, Loose thy shoe from off thy
foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Oshea
did so."  His obedience to orders brought victory.  The place
which we occupy at this moment is to us holy, consecrated by
the tears and sacrifice of the fathers.  Let us in our hearts
breathe a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to the eternal




			
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 28, Num. 2

Christianity's Influence in the Nation

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Volume:  28
Issue Number:  02
Page Number:  542
Date:  10/1911


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