REV DR MACGREGOR AT CHRISTCHURCH.
— ■ ■ ■ ♦^ •■ ■■- Last evening the Oddfellows' H»lli Ohrlatohurob, was orowied to excess to welcome to Chtlstohuroh the Bav Dr MaoGregor, who It putlog through New Zealand on bis way to Viotoria, where he will represent the Ohuroh of Sootland at the Presbyterian Jubilee, Dr Mtcgregor was reoaived with long continued aoolamation. He said he took the hearty greeting which be had reoelved ss ■ reolpioostion by New Zealand Preaby* tarlam of tb« warm faellogs felt and expreaaed towards them by their brethren in Sootland. He tzpieased sn earnest desire for Presbyterian unity, and pro oeeded to deliver an earnest and eloquent exposition of the truth and power of tht Bible. Tbe religion of the Bible, Di Maogregor said, bad already won th< victory among the rellgon* of the world) If ths force of elronmstanoes kept th« Bible out of their schools In New Zealand for the love ef God let them keep it li tbeiv homes 1 Let them keep in memor; Burns' Cottar's Saturday night t I would He ft poor day for New Zaalanc when they let the Bible go, The fore moat nations among mankind owed thai liberty to the Bible. Nearly half tbi ponnlation of the world were under th Itflaenoe of the Bible. In what it hat done In tht pait lay the promise of wha it would do in the fnture. It was thi book of the world and the raoe. I would live on, «n^ century by aeaturj mon under Its leflaenoe would mor nearly approximate to the life of Obrlst Nsw Zeslandera ould not do better thai lead men along the lines of the life o Christ; and tbe God of their father would bless them and make them bleeslog.
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