The Deeper Meaning Of The "temperance" Question; Sermons Delivered In Central Church, Sioux City…

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byWallace Martin Short

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. Some of the sermons here printed were written with the purpose of giving expression to the writer's views on the "temperance" question. There is within our Protestant churches a political organization having for its avowed purpose the promotion of temperance by the specific method of prohibition. This political body calls itself "the Church in action against the saloon'. Few of our Protestant pulpits would deem it safe to discuss the temperance question otherwise than as prescribed by this organization. Two of the sermons in this volume have already been widely circulated. I have received scores of commendatory letters, many of them from Christian men who have occupied, or do now occupy, the very highest positions in the land, from that of university professor to that of governor, or president of the United States. The following sentence is from one of the best known men in America--"That sermon on 'The Deeper Meaning of the "Temperance" Question' is the most satisfactory treatment of the subject that I have ever seen." This sentence might be duplicated in substance from dozens of these letters. Where multitudes of able Christian men think thus, the Protestant pulpit ought to be free to frank, honest discussion of the best methods of promoting temperance. Every intelligent Protestant minister knows that it is not. After eighteen years of service in my denomination, I made this discovery unmistakably a year ago when public passion was at a heated state. I therefore started a new church. The group of sermons here printed is designed to give the viewpoint on this one theme of temperance, and to supply some glimpses of the general spirit and purpose of minister and church. This group is sufficient to make clear to the understanding mind the central subject ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. Some of the sermons here printed were written with the purpose of giving expression to the writer's views on the "temperance...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217754449

ISBN - 13:9780217754446

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