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The New Theology.

WHAT THE REV. R. J. CAMPBELL SAYS. WHAT THE REV. JOSEPH PARKER SAID. In the course of a review of the utterances of the Rev. R. J. Campbell, the British Weekly observes : But this is not the whole. It is with the greatest unwillingness that we print the following frightful passage : (Examiner, March 29, 1906. "Sin itself is a quest for God ■ — a blundering quest, but a quest for all that. The man who got dead drunk last niignt did so because of the impulse within him to break through the barriers of his limitations, to express himself, and to realise the more abundant life. His self-indulgence just came to that ; he wanted, if only for a brief hour, to live the larger life, to expand the soul, to enter untrodden regions, and gather to himself new experiences. That drunken debauch was a quest for life, a quest for God. Men in their sinful follies to-day, and their blank atheism, and their foul blasphemies, their trampling upon things that are beautiful and good, are engaged in this dim, blundering quest for God, whom to know is life eternal. The "roue" you saw in Piccadilly last night, who went out to corrupt innocence and to wallow in filthiness of flesh, was engaged in his blundering quest for G od. * In the City Temple pulpit on November 20th, 1900, Dr. Parker said : "The house in which we are now assembled may one day be a den of wild beasts. We have had our opportunities of meeting God here, of reading the Holy Word, and besieging as an army might besiege a fortress, the altar known by its crimson hue ; and yet some day a man may arise who will deny the Lord that bought him, who will preach a gospel without a Saviour, a Salvation without a cross ; then write lohabod upon the frontals of the place, and let it be forgotten as a thing of shame, a memorial of unpardonable treason against the throne of God."

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The New Theology., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 52, 6 April 1907

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The New Theology. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 52, 6 April 1907

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