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ABOUT "ENQUIRER."

TO THE EDITOB,

Sir,— What has become of " Enquiror " and hia friends ? I anticipated a treat m the way of finding m your oolumns letters emanating from men of Christian standing ; men \jtho, from their knowledge of things Divine would not fail to lift their pens as well aa their voices m defenoe of the great principles of religion but it would appear that our olergymen, for some unknown reason, deoline to take the slightest notice of auoh a foe to the truth as «• Enquirer " seems to be, unlesa, perhaps, iq the matter of an oooasional remark from, the pulpit. No doubt you will agree, with ma m saying that our clergyman confine their teachings too mue,h to the pulpit instead of mafcinjMhemgelves conversant with the state of mind Qf those, who come under their ministrations one day out of the seven and from this source alone I believe that many are walking m darkness and gradually slipping into infidelity, but: I suppose it suits the times to find the lost Bheep searching for the Bhepherd, inctead of the shepherd for the sheep. But what about ••Enquirer?" No doubt he had a purpose m view m. going to hear Mr Munro preaoh," prc>M>ly that of hoaring his TI /T the Word, and not the truth of {he Word regarding himaelf ; m fact, euoh may be the basis of the whole misunderstand ing between him and the local clergy. Ministers of the Gospel hold ro«p,onßiW6 positions, and to aohieve suoqecg most be m «• touoh " with a higher tfowet than that of man. To be m•« touch ''•with " Enquirer's " state of mind, would, I fear, be neither mow nor 1689 than disclaiming relationship with the Supreme Being, and if Mr ftfunro'a teaohiog regarding " kinder to the living and hope for the dying" aM '^ being saved," was not of Buoh a Qhajrapjer as to strengthen the bonds of relationship betwean the Ohuroh and its Head, then " a leaf out of his book. " would be of little übo to our ole/gymen and ol very little to himself unless from a trorHly point of view. When we find 4 minister m '•touch » with the Supreme B.eingjt is then the "dry-asduaG doctrine '* becomes a living power, and. enauirsra (our friend exolnded) are thereby fought to a knowledge of the truth. No dovtbt " Enquirer "m anxious to know the truth, but it w»lld appear that the troth wanted i> not of such a oharaoter as that repealed m the Word. ..?2. i j O A. opi . Dion , tha * oae miniatera are •• behind the times," consequently one may iDfer that, as a people, we hay% intellectually out-grown God's provision for man's refiemption, but on the other hand I am ratber inclined to think that some of them are not a,t all behind the times, oh no, they can preaoh a most suitable Gospel and of suoh a character, as,. in my opiniou, would suit "Enquirer" to tk nicety. He wants something that would counteract the " disbelief that is beooming almost universal," but I question Wb Binoerity m thiß respect, and foar that ho wants a remedy for that whioh he fails to look upon as a malady. It would be interesting to hear from him again. One who vtas kot there.

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ABOUT "ENQUIRER.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2006, 6 December 1888

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ABOUT "ENQUIRER." Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2006, 6 December 1888

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