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What scriptural answer has Mr. Taylor for the failure of the Church to produce the
"signs" that the Lord said should "follow them that believe"? (Mark 16: 17-20). Paul
had them even at the end of Acts (28: 1-9), and the epistle that speaks of the Lord's
Supper, I Corinthians, is most emphatic regarding miraculous gifts. Those who
"rightly divide" the Word have a complete and scriptural answer.
It is not our intention to give an explanation of the whole case: this we have
attempted during the last twenty years in a number of books and pamphlets. The present
paper is written simply to draw attention to facts that are vital, but which get no hearing
in Mr. Taylor's review.
We have omitted the bulk of this reply, but as the reader already knows, we rest the
whole issue upon the question of the New Covenant, the entire omission of this subject
from the criticism reveals more eloquently than words, the utter bankruptcy of the
reviewer's position. He did not meet the argument because he could not.
"Come over and help us."
The Visit to Canada.
pp. 48 - 53
Very little has been said (in this survey) of our world circumstances, struggles and
disappointments on the one hand, and the most wonderful sustaining grace of the Lord
and the fellowship of a few of His people on the other.
Owing to a threatened physical collapse, it became necessary to move into the country
in order that an open air life might lead to some measure of recovery. Among the means
adopted to this end was the construction and working of a range of greenhouses, the
capacity of which may be gauged when it is learned that the first crop was four and half
tons of tomatoes. Health certainly improved, but the fact that after twelve to fourteen
hours physical toil (in which Mrs. Welch took part) the work of The Berean Expositor
had still to be done, made life very hard going. On top of that, I often had to sacrifice a
crop in order to fulfil speaking engagements, so that at length in 1926 after much prayer,
it was decided that the time had come to devote what measure of strength, health and life
were left to me entirely to the ministry of the Word. The house and nursery were
scarcely disposed of when an invitation came from readers in Canada, to conduct a series
of Bible Expositions in Toronto. The coming of this invitation was so timed that I could
not but see in it the confirmation by the Lord upon the decision already arrived at; so in
May 1927 I sailed in the Empress of Scotland for Quebec. Except for a visit occupying
Monday, July 18th to Friday, July 22nd at Creemore, the meetings were all conducted in
Toronto. The letters sent home by Mr. George H. Farnworth and Mr. Joseph Caldwell,
must now be allowed to speak for themselves. Extracts are only possible, but we believe
sufficient has been quoted to provide a fair and comprehensive story of this missionary