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I The Revival.

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The Revival. THE TWO REVIVALS CONTRASTED. Preaching at Siloa Congregational Church last Sunday evening, the Rev D. Silyn Evans, pastor, contrasted and compared the Revival of 1859 with the present one. In the former, he said, people's fears were greatly played upon, whereas the keynote of the present revival was the love of God. Then people were terrorised into submission, now they were lured by the enchanting strains of mercy and hope. In 1859 the thunders of Sinai were heard, but the present movement wafted the soft breeze from Calvary. No longer were hymns bearing on eternal flames and everlasting agonies sung. They had been replaced by such optimistic hymnology as was embodied in the verse, Dyma gariad fel y moroedd." Evan Roberts he described as a modern John the Baptist-stern of mien, plain of habit, and simple of message, crying in the. wilderness of materialism, and proclaiming the dawn of a better, brighter era in the advent of the Kingdom of God. NO NEW TRUTHS, BUT THE OLD ONES REVITALISED. Addressing his congregation from the pulpit of Trinity, Aberdare, last Sunday, the Rev J. L. Jenkins remarked that one outcome of this revival was to force Chris- tian people in a special manner to examine the foundations of their beliefs. Previously the teachings of Christianity were regarded as great truths-as theological mysteries. But suddeuly-almost miraculouslyâthese truths had become tremendous realities. Even the secular press now referred to the love of Christ and the power of the Holy Ghost without a note of interrogation. Church members were compelled to ask themselves, Do we believe, or merely profess ?" The revival had not given them any new truths, but it had re-vitalised the old ones. It meant no addition to their creed, but it vas life to their faith. Pre- viously many of them were but corpses of religion, without the warmth, the vigour or the energy of life. Religious platitudes and pious commonplaces had now become firm realities. However, he must warn them of a tendency to grow irreverent and to use the name of the Holy Spirit in a tone of levity. They should always speak of one of the persons in the Trinity with due reverence. TO KEEP THE CONVERTS FROM FALLING. The subject, the work and the aims of the Christian ministry was the topic of the Rev. R. E. Williams' (Twrfab) sermon at Ynyslwyd Baptist Church last Sunday morning. He took as his text Col. i, 28. In the evening he preached on the words, Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling" (Jude 24). Mr Williams dwelt on the care and caution which should .be exercised to prevent the converts falling from grace. He dilated on three facts. (1) That Christians were prone to fall. (2) That a Christian's fall was serious. (3) That God was able to keep him from falling. TRECYNON STILL AGLOW. The revival fire still burns fiercely at Trecynon. No sermon has been heard here on Sundays for several months. Some of the most prominent converts conduct mis- sions in various districts every Sunday. Last Sunday Tom Hugbes and Evan Lewis, the two converted atheists, visited Llwyn- ypia, and took the leading part at some of the services held there. The meetings at Trecynon are characterised with the same spontaneity and warmth, as at the com- mencement of this great religious upheaval. On Monday evening, Ebenezer, Mill street, and Bryn Seion held separate services. At Ebenezer Hall there was a crowded atten- dance, and several remarkable scenes were witnessed. The Rev. J. Grawys Jones was present. Two new converts were. made. The meeting lasted from 7.30 to 10.30. Prayer meetings are also held in private houses, some of them continuing until close upon midnight. PENAR AT ABERPENAR. The Rev Penar Griffiths visited Bethania Wel&h Congregational Church, Mountain Ash, on Thursday and Friday last. The rev. gentleman has been wonderfully stirred by the spirit of the revival, and his visit to Mountain Ash, on his return from North Wales, where he has conducted a series of very successful meetings, gave a great impetus to the revival movement. On Thursday afternoon, at 2, a meeting was held in Bethania vestry. In the evening, at 7, a procession was formed, which paraded the main street. A halt was made on the Square, where Mr Griffiths addressed the people with a few pointed remarks, and made a sympathetic allusion to the Salvation Army, which was much appreciated by the members of the corps assembled on the Square. On Friday afternoon, at 2, a meeting was again held in Bethania Vestry. In the evening at 7, a procession was again formed which paraded the main streets of the town the subsequent meeting at Bethania being addressed by Mr Griffiths. A remarkable meeting of young people was held in the chapel after the first meeting on Friday evening. Mr I Griffiths was very much impressed by it.

Merthyr Board of Guardians

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