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Scene at a Convention.



[per press association.]

Auckland, April 8. There was quite a scene at the Holiness Convention in the Baptist Tabernacle last evening, at which a thousand, persons were present. rAfter a hymn had been sung, the Chairman, Pastor Birch, gave an address in, favor of the dogma of holiness, and what is termed " entire satisfaction," in the course of which he quoted from the report of Eev. Mr Barley's speech at the Holiness Convention on Friday, which he proceeded to refute, more especially that gentleman's statement that it was quite impossible for any man to live without committing sin. The speaker got bo emphatic in his denunciations that at last Mr Douglas rose and protested against Buch treatment of Mr Barley in his absence. Mr Douglas was informed that the meeting was a holiness meeting, and those opposed to such views had their remedy by going to another hall, or through the •press. A few minutes later, Mr C. B. Stone, a deacon of the Tabernacle, rose and said that Mr Barley was his guest, and although he loved his pastor, he would not sit quietly and listen to such treatment of. that servant of God by another servant of God. Mr Barley should have been invited to the meeting, and these things said to his face and not behind his back. Other deacons rose in turn and rebuked their pastor. Then Mr Barley made his appearance amidst applause. He made a vigorous reply to Mr Birch, holding that only the Incarnate could claim the title of The Sinless One, and flatly denied the imputations made by Mr Birch. Pastor Birch endeavored to stop him by giving out a hymn, but Mr Barley closed hi 3 book and joined in it, and when it was concluded went on with his address again. The meeting was brought to a somewhat abrupt conclusion. The affair has created quite a stir in Auckland.

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Scene at a Convention., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 2395, 8 April 1890

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Scene at a Convention. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 2395, 8 April 1890

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