Reports of the Boards

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Page 11 - The manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage shall be prohibited. The general assembly shall provide by law for carrying this article into effect.
Page 56 - And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD; it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God: let not man prevail against thee.
Page 20 - Father, dear father, come home with me now ! The clock in the steeple strikes two ; The night has grown colder — and Benny is worse—- But he has been calling for you.
Page 70 - Ministers of the gospel, of every denomination in the United States ! — aid me with all the weight you possess in society, from the dignity and usefulness of your sacred office, to save our fellow men from being destroyed by the great destroyer of their lives and souls.
Page 48 - In view of the evils wrought by this scourge of our race, this Assembly would hail with acclamations of joy and thanksgiving the utter extermination of the traffic in intoxicating liquors as a beverage...
Page 10 - Hence, one of the ends of discipline, as laid down in our standards, is "the removal of offences" from the Church of Christ. In the very outset, then, it becomes necessary to ascertain what is an offence. In our Book of Discipline, it is defined to be " anything in the principles or practice of a church member, which is contrary to the word of God, or which, if it be not in its own nature sinful, may tempt others to sin, or mar their spiritual edification.
Page 10 - ... of her standards. It cannot be fairly drawn into argument to prove, that the principle is not there ; or if there, .that it ought not to be applied in this, as in other cases of visible offence against Christ and his Church. We conclude, therefore, that it is not adopting any new term of communion to exclude persons from sealing ordinances, on the ground of their manufacturing and vending intoxicating drinks as a beverage.
Page 18 - AMENDMENTS. This Constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the...
Page 70 - The entire extinction of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage is the goal to which the assembly looks forward, and for the accomplishment of which it expects the earnest, united, determined and persistent labors of all its ministers THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 443 and people, in connection with the religious and sober citizens of our common country.
Page 46 - Alaska, shall remain in full force except as herein specially otherwise provided; and the importation, manufacture, and sale of intoxicating liquors in said district, except for medicinal, mechanical, and scientific purposes, is hereby prohibited under the penalties which are provided in section 1955 of the Revised Statutes for the wrongful importation of distilled spirits; and the President of the United States shall make such regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

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