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OUR brethren of the Old School of Christ will bear in mind that this humble sheet is devoted to the Baptist cause, as we believe the Baptist cause to be the cause of God, and that its columns are designed to be used as a medium for the circulation of bible doctrine and general information.

The dear people of God who remain steadfast and unshaken in the apostles' doctrine are at this day greatly scattered through the country, and in many instances where one or more of them are found they are supposed to be the only ones remaining of the same faith and order. Indeed, they are often themselves driven to the conclusion of Eliah: “They have digged down thine altars and killed thy prophets, and I am left alone, and they seek my life.” In their scattered situation it affords them peculiar pleasure to hear from one another. “As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” - Prov. xxv. 25.

It is certainly good news to the scattered pilgrims to hear of the numbers in different parts of the land who still adhere to the doctrine and practice of the primitive church. In days of old, “they that feared the Lord spake often one to another;” and the exhortation of the apostle is, that we “exhort one another, and so much the more as we see the day approaching.”

New Vernon. N. Y.,
March 27, 1833.

Elder Gilbert Beebe
Editorials Volume 1
Pages 48 – 49