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Source: Christian Nation
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “Witnessing in Ohio”
Author(s): McFarland, A. J.
Date of publication: 8 January 1902
Volume number: 36
Issue number: none
Pagination: 11

 
Citation
McFarland, A. J. “Witnessing in Ohio.” Christian Nation 8 Jan. 1902 v36: p. 11.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
A. J. McFarland; McKinley memorial services (West Bedford, OH); McKinley assassination (lessons learned); McKinley assassination (religious interpretation); society (criticism).
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
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Witnessing in Ohio [excerpt]

     On the day of the funeral of President McKinley in Canton, I attended, by invitation, a memorial service in my native town, West Bedford, Ohio. It was held in the Methodist church, and was largely attended. I spoke of the “Lessons to be learned from the calamitous event,” among which were considered: “The ability of God to arrest and chastise the mightest [sic] nation.” “Our atheistic organization of government was bearing its bitter fruit.” “God was calling the nation to repentance.” “Continued impenitence under this judicial visitation will be followed by heavier judgments.” “It is a time for the Christian people of the land to look carefully after their pledged loyalty to Christ.” “If we truly turn to God in this day of national mourning He will show His wondrous power and grace in causing our calamity to work for our good.”

 

 


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