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Belgian Relief Figure Yours in Christ Thos M. C. Birmingham World Peace Under American Leadership, by Rev. T. C. Birmingham, of Omaha, Nebraska, is the only sermon the Congress of the United States ever ordered printed as a public document. It presents clear Scriptural proof of the United States being the chosen nation Christ declared God would raise up under the New Testament, and will be preached at a meeting for Belgian relief. Through no fault of theirs, but from the vicissitudes of war, about six million men, women and children are hungry, homeless and needing the necessaries of life. An effort is being made to supply them with ten ounces of food per day—about one-fourth of what an average American consumes—until such time as they can help themselves. Now most emphatically is the time for all in this land of peace, prosperity and abundance to act the good Samaritan. The address of Rev. T. M. C. Birmingham on World Peace is better and more interesting than anything I ever heard from a Chautauqua platform.—W. I. Pritchard, Pastor M. E. Church. On Sunday morning in Deweese, Neb., the Methodist and Christian congregations came together in a union meeting to hear Rev. Birmingham preach on World Peace. It was a powerful sermon, on a great subject, handled in a masterly manner, that ought to be heard by the whole nation and for that matter all mankind.— Edgar Sun. In view of the Governor's proclamation, that the Congress of the United States by unanimous vote ordered this sermon printed, and above all the dire necessities of the Belgian people, it is hoped the stores, banks, schools, factories and public offices will close and there be a full attendance of the people and also from the surrounding country. 9 1915 RISON L. B. CROTTY J. P. YOUNG W. F. McCLURE A. M. NEWENS W. A. COLLEDGE MUSICAL BUREAU At On PLEASE POST Press notices suitable for copying Rev. T. M. C. Birmingham fairly captured the town of Mead with an eloquent presentation of World Peace. The three churches dismissed their regular service and met in union meeting at the Lutheran Church on last Sunday evening that all might hear him. It was a sermon worthy of the cause of the twentieth century, of Congress that ordered it printed, and of the possibilities now before the American people in fulfilling the destiny of the United States.— Mead, Nebr., Advocate. The sermon of Rev. T. M. C. Birmingham in the Lutheran Church Friday evening was one of the best we ever heard. It was just such as discourse as our citizens have wanted to hear, that in a clear and comprehensive manner let daylight in on the whole war problem, a part America should play in world politics and general disarming of the nations. It was much to be regretted more were not present. We learn on Sunday night following the Methodist Church in Boelus was full to the doors with the largest congregation that has assembled there for years, to hear this great address that was unanimously ordered published by the Congress of the United States.— Dannebrog News. World Peace was the subject of an address in the church at Edgar, Nebr., on last Sunday, by Rev. T. M. C. Birmingham, that more than fulfilled expectations. The speaker is a student of world movements, proved himself master of his subject, and is evidently a man with a message for the nation. He spoke with ease and fluency and at times rose to flights of oratory that were inspiring. Mr. Birmingham in his introduction gave the United States the historical setting of past centuries in describing the contributions of the foremost nations of antiquity to civilization. America has become heir of all the past, gathering up what was best in other nations, and with a mission now for the leadership of the whole world. He presented a novel and original idea about the United States being in the order of Providence a chosen nation under the New Testament, like Israel was under the Old Testament. The Hebrews sang the song of peace and good will among men. The mission of America is to make that sentiment a reality in the social, industrial and political life of the nations. The discourse is eminently worthy of a hearing in the churches and by the whole body of the American people.—Thomas Griffiths, Pastor Presbyterian Church. As previously announced Rev. T. M. C. Birmingham preached here on last Sunday evening at a union meeting of all the churches. It was an eloquent discourse. Most of those present were of opinion it was among the best they ever heard. He spoke with much force and impressiveness on the evils of militarism. He claimed that great fleets and large standing armies did not lead to peace, but had just the opposite effect and urged a general disarming of the nations in which the United States should lead.— Express, Superior, Neb.
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|Personal Name Subject||Birmingham, T.M.C.|
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