r.bv Google 2 THE CKEDENTIAIS OP CHBISTIAinTT. On the other hand was a considerable com-pany of people, some blind, Bome lame, some lepers, some deaf, some mourning the dead, and all of them, probably, poor. These people repre-sented pain and poverty. We have no greater problems in the world to-day than the problem of doubt and the problem of poverty. These two great qnestions, like the enigma of the Sphinx, demand solution. And we must somehow answer them, or pay the fearful penalty. Doubt threatens the Church, poverty threatens the State. Jesus Christ stood face to face with both these problems, and answered them in the words that I have quoted. The unbelief, in this instance, eajne from John the Baptist. These doubters were messengers of his, and that great question was his qnestion.