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HOME-DEDICATION.-The Hebrew Mother and her Child.

for Dedication. Dedication of Children. Abraham. Offering of

Isaac. Little Samuel. David. Typical Character of Old Testa-

ment Family Offerings. Benefits of Home-Dedication. Duty of

Parents to Devote their Sons to the Ministry. The Unfaithfulness

of Parents to this duty,

CHAPTER XI.

CHRISTIAN BAPTISM.-The Baptismal Altar. It is the Sacrament
of Home-Dedication. Infants are its True Subjects. Home De-
mands it. Infant Baptism Proven, by the Child's Need of Salva-
tion, by the Idea and Mission of Christ, by the Idea of the Church,

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MATCH-MAKING.-Section I.: The Relation of Parents to the Mar-

riage Choice of their Children.-The Bridal Hour. A Home-Crisis.

The Bride's Farewell. Have Parents a right to take any part in

the Marriage Choice of their Children? This Right Proven from

their Relation to their Children, from the Inexperience of Children,

from Sacred History. The Patriarchal Age. Judaism. The Chris-

tian Church. The Extent of this Right. The Duties it Involves.

Moral Control. Coercive Measures. Improper Parental Interposi-

tion. Its Sad Effects. Persuasive Measures. Should Parents Ban-

ish and Disinherit Children for their Marrying against their will?

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Section 11.: False Tests in the Selection of a Companion.-The Mere

Outward. How we determine Unhappy Matches. The Manner

of Paying Addresses. The Habit of Match Making. Tricks of

Match-Makers. The Sad Fruits. Book Match-Makers. Their

Auxiliaries. The Evil. How Parents may Preserve their Chil-

dren. False Influences. Smitten. Outward Beauty. Impulsive

Passion. Falling in Love at First Sight. Wealth. Rank. English

Aristocracy. Nepotism. Snobbishness,

Section III.: True Tests in the Selection of a Companion.-Judicious

Views of the Nature and Responsibilities of the Marriage Institu-

tion. Our Forefathers. Reciprocal Affection. Paley. True Love.

Adaptation of Character and Position. Fitness of Circumstances,

Means, and Age. Religious Equality and Adaptation. Only in the

Lord. The Sad Effect of Inequality. Should Persons Marry Out-

side of their Own Branch of the Church? Sin and Curse of Dis-

obedience to the Law of Religious Equality. Duty of Parents in

reference to Religious Equality. All Matches not made in Heaven.

Law of Moses. Abraham. Historical Instances of the Fruits of

Disobeying this Law. Reasonableness of the Law. The Primitive

Christians. Sense of the Christian Church. Address to Christians, 281

THE PROMISES OF THE CHRISTIAN HOME.-Two Kinds. Divine
Promises to Parents and Children. Those of Punishment. Law

THE ANTITYPE OF THE CHRISTIAN HOME.-Typical Relation be-
tween Home and Heaven. The Christian's Tent-Home in its Rela-
tion to Heaven. The Antitypical Character of Heaven. A Com-
parative View of our Earthly and our Heavenly Home. Christ the
Center of Heaven's Joy and Attraction. Union between Home and
Heaven. A Conscious Union of the Members in Heaven. Family
Recognition and Love in Heaven. Family Greeting and Joy in
Heaven. Longings after Heaven. Conclusion,

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