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AND ADVANCE THE SPIRITUAL INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD.

EDITED BY EDWIN A. LODGE.

"That they all may be ONE; as thou Father art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be
one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."

DETROIT, MICHIGAN:
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED AT THE OFFICE OF THE CHRISTIAN UNIONIST.

1866.

TO ALL

WHO ACCEPT THE BIBLE AS A WORK OF DIVINE INSPIRATION,

AOKNOWLEDGE CHRIST AS THE DIVINE HEAD OF HIS CHUROI,

AND

STRIVE TO LEAD A LIFE OF OBEDIENCE TO HIS COMMANDMENTS ;

TIIS VOLUME IS DEDICATED,

IN FRATERNAL LOVE,

BY THEIR BROTHER IN CHRIST,

EDWIN A. LODGE.

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No prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but noly men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.—(2 PET. 1: 20, 21.)

All Scrrpture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”—(2 Tim. 3: 16, 17.)

CONFESSION.

In the beginning was thc Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." --(John 1: 1.)

" In Christ dwelt all the fulness of the God-head bodily.—(Col. 2: 9.)

Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." -- (MATT 16: 16.)

This is the true God and eternal life.-(1 John 5: 20.)

With the heart man believeth unto righteousuess, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."-(Romans 10: 10.)

LIFE.

Why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say.—(LUKE 6: 66.)

"If ye love me, kcep my commandments.—(John 14: 15.)

" And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments."-(1 Joun 2: 3.)

If there be, therefore, any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."--(Puil. 2: 1, 2.)

A new commandment I give unto you, thut ye love one another, as I have loved you that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to anrther.”(John 13: 34, 35.)

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one spirit, cven as ye are called in one hope of your calling ; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and throvgh all, and in you all.” EPHESIANS 4: 3-6.

"To the only wise God, our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

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